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. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  2. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  9. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  13. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  14. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  15. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  18. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  25. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  26. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  27. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  28. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  29. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012