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. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  3. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  5. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  6. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  7. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  18. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  19. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  20. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  22. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  26. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  27. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  28. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012