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.
  1. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  2. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  7. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  12. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016