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

Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2018

04 December 2018

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2018

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

  1. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  2. ZULITerminal
  3. Ben Lamar GayDowntown Castles Can Never Block the Sun
  4. GuttersnipeMy Mother the Vent
  5. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  6. Sarah DavachiLet Night Come On Bells End the Day
  7. SenyawaSujud
  8. AutechreNTS Sessions 1-4
  9. Body/HeadThe Switch
  10. LowDouble Negative
  11. Jerusalem in My HeartDaqa'iq Tudaiq
  12. Julia HolterAviary
  13. Eli KeszlerStadium
  14. Proc FiskalInsula
  15. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  16. Tyshawn SoreyPillars
  17. Lea BertucciMetal Aether
  18. Pusha TDaytona
  19. EartheaterIRISIRI
  20. NordraPylon II
  21. TirzahDevotion
  22. Chris Corsano & Bill OrcuttBrace Up!
  23. Dedekind CutTahoe
  24. Jeane Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine
  25. Hannah SilvaTalk in a bit
  26. Kate NVдля FOR
  27. Josephine FosterFaithful Fairy Harmony
  28. AgnarkeaBlack Helicopters
  29. Hailu MergiaLala Belu
  30. Jim O’RourkeSleep Like It's Winter
  31. Anne GuthrieBrass Orchids
  32. Eiko IshibashiThe Dream My Bones Dream
  33. Laurel HaloRaw Silk Uncut Wood
  34. Cucina PoveraHilja
  35. Kamaal WilliamsThe Return
  36. VesselQueen of Golden Dogs
  37. Embassador DulgoonHydrorion Remnants
  38. NonameRoom 25
  39. JlinAutobiography
  40. GrouperGrid of Points
  41. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On
  42. Helena HauffQualm
  43. NkisiThe Dark Orchestra
  44. Gazelle TwinPastoral
  45. Gaye Su Akyolİstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir
  46. Jon HassellListening To Pictures (Pentimento, Vol. One)
  47. Ipek GorgunEcce Homo
  48. Park JihaCommunion
  49. Musarc/Neil LuckBloody Sirens
  50. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love