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. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  2. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  5. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  8. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  14. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  21. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  22. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  23. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  24. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  25. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016