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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016

08 December 2016

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  2. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  3. BeyoncéLemonade
  4. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  5. David BowieBlackstar
  6. Frank OceanBlond
  7. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  8. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  9. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  10. Britney SpearsGlory
  11. LambchopFLOTUS
  12. Lucinda WilliamsThe Ghosts of Highway 20
  13. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  14. GarbageStrange Little Birds
  15. Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  16. Julianna BarwickWill
  17. Margo PriceMidwest Farmer’s Daughter
  18. Tove LoLady Wood
  19. Drive-By TruckersAmerican Band
  20. Allen ToussaintAmerican Tunes
  21. Big Black DeltaTrágame Tierra
  22. Gwen StefaniThis Is What the Truth Feels Like
  23. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  24. Blood OrangeFreetown Sound
  25. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch