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. Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  2. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2017
  3. Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  4. Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017
  5. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017
  6. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  7. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  8. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  9. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  10. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  11. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  12. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  13. Guardian: Best Albums of 2017
  14. Entertainment Weekly: 26 Best Albums of 2017
  15. 405: Top 20 Albums of 2017
  16. Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  17. Stephen Thompson: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  18. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  19. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  20. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  21. Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  22. Time Out New York: 29 Best Albums of 2017
  23. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  24. Pretty Much Amazing: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  25. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  26. Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017
  27. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  28. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  29. Tiny Mix Tapes: 50 Favorite Music Releases of 2017
  30. Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  31. Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017
  32. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  33. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  34. Gorilla vs. Bear: 62 Favorite Albums of 2017
  35. PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017
  36. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017
  37. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  38. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017
  39. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  40. Les Inrocks: Best Albums of 2017