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.

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2016

01 January 2017

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2012, 2011]

  1. Hamilton Leithauser + RostamI Had A Dream That You Were Mine
  2. Nap EyesThought Rock Fish Scale
  3. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  4. OmniDeluxe
  5. The Radio Dept.Running out of Love
  6. The CoathangersNosebleed Weekend
  7. DOGBRETHSecond Home
  8. OperatorsBlue Wave
  9. Real NumbersWordless Wonder
  10. Frankie CosmosNext Thing
  11. Chook RaceAround the House
  12. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  13. The GotobedsBlood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic
  14. Holy EsqueAt Hope’s Ravine
  15. Lost AnimalYou Yang
  16. The Goon SaxUp to Anything
  17. Teenage FanclubHere
  18. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEARS
  19. John K. SamsonWinter Wheat
  20. Terry MaltsLost at the Party
  21. FloristThe Birds Outside Sang
  22. TychoEpoch
  23. AblebodyAdult Contemporaries
  24. Nada SurfYou Know Who You Are
  25. Adult BooksRunning from the Blows
  26. Wild NothingLife of Pause
  27. ConnectionsMidnight Run
  28. Cass McCombsMangy Love
  29. Black MarbleIt’s Immaterial
  30. Fruit BatsAbsolute Loser
  31. QuiltPlaza
  32. Chris CohenAs If Apart
  33. AT / ALLSun Dog
  34. EZTVHigh in Place
  35. Tim PresleyThe Wink
  36. Useless EatersRelaxing Death
  37. Pete AstorSpilt Milk
  38. Happy DivingElectric Soul Unity
  39. I Have A TribeBeneath a Yellow Moon
  40. Cool GhoulsAnimal Races
  41. Holy BalmActivity
  42. Big Wave RidersEndless Summer
  43. Still ParadeConcrete Vision
  44. FlowersEverybody’s Dying to Meet You
  45. Steve Adamyk BandGraceland
  46. So CowLisa Marie Airplane Tour
  47. King CreosoteAstronaut Meets Appleman
  48. Bubblegum LemonadeThe Great Leap Backward
  49. Carter TantonJettison the Valley
  50. Bent ShapesWolves of Want