Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016

27 December 2016

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2016

[see also 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Lucy DacusNo Burden
  2. David BowieBlackstar
  3. case/lang/veirscase/lang/veirs
  4. William TylerModern Country
  5. GoatRequiem
  6. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  7. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  8. Lucinda WilliamsThe Ghosts of Highway 20
  9. Beach SlangA Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
  10. Dinosaur Jr.Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
  11. Drive-By TruckersAmerican Band
  12. MitskiPuberty 2
  13. Cass McCombsMangy Love
  14. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  15. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  16. The AvalanchesWildflower
  17. Bon Iver22, A Million
  18. Parquet CourtsHuman Performance
  19. Hamilton Leithauser + RostamI Had A Dream That You Were Mine
  20. Bob MouldPatch the Sky
  21. WilcoSchmilco
  22. Nada SurfYou Know Who You Are
  23. Bird of YouthGet Off
  24. ANOHNIHopelessness
  25. Flock of DimesIf You See Me, Say Yes