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.
2018 Albums

Gorilla vs. Bear: 30 Favorite Albums of 2018

03 December 2018

Gorilla vs. Bear: 30 Favorite Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. TirzahDevotion
  2. Helena DelandFrom the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I – IV
  3. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  4. Amen DunesFreedom
  5. RobynHoney
  6. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  7. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  8. GrouperGrid of Points
  9. Bella BooFire
  10. Caroline SaysNo Fool Like an Old Fool
  11. Tess RobyBeacon
  12. Julia HolterAviary
  13. DJ HealerNothing 2 Loose
  14. Channel TresChannel Tres
  15. Cindy LeeModel Express
  16. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  17. Mr Twin SisterSalt
  18. Tierra WhackWhack World
  19. Sun JuneYears
  20. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  21. The SampsBreakfast
  22. SmerzHave fun
  23. Lena RaineCeleste (Original Soundtrack)
  24. Nu GuineaNuova Napoli
  25. Beach House7
  26. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  27. DjrumPortrait With Firewood
  28. PYNKIENeoteny
  29. OklouThe Rite of May
  30. Gia MargaretThere’s Always Glimmer