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. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  2. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  3. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  4. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  6. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  10. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  12. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  16. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  25. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  26. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  27. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012