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. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  3. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  8. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  13. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  15. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  16. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  17. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016