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.

Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016

19 January 2017

Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. The HotelierGoodness
  2. David BowieBlackstar
  3. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
  4. ANOHNIHopelessness
  5. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  6. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  7. Camp CopeCamp Cope
  8. Elysia CramptonElysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
  9. PinegroveCardinal
  10. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  11. Cass McCombsMangy Love
  12. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEARS
  13. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  14. Nicolas JaarSirens
  15. Huerco SFor Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
  16. Dedekind Cut$uccessor (Ded004)
  17. Roy MontgomeryR M H Q: Headquarters
  18. Tim HeckerLove Streams
  19. MitskiPuberty 2
  20. The RangePotential
  21. Julianna BarwickWill
  22. The AvalanchesWildflower
  23. Elza SoaresA Mulher do Fim do Mundo
  24. American FootballAmerican Football (LP2)
  25. AnenonPetrol
  26. Horse LordsInterventions
  27. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne CianiFRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy
  28. Ian William CraigCentres
  29. ArcaEntrañas
  30. Yves TumorSerpent Music