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. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  3. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  4. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  8. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  9. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  12. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  18. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012