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. Time Out New York: 29 Best Albums of 2017
  2. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  3. PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017
  4. Craig Jenkins: 11 Best Albums of 2017
  5. Les Inrocks: Best Albums of 2017
  6. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017
  7. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  8. Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  9. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  10. 405: Top 20 Albums of 2017
  11. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  12. Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017
  13. Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017
  14. Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017
  15. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  16. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  17. Robin Hilton: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  19. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  20. Entertainment Weekly: 26 Best Albums of 2017
  21. Stephen Thompson: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  22. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  23. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  24. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  25. Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  26. Guardian: Best Albums of 2017
  27. Jim Harrington: Best Albums of 2017
  28. Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  29. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2017
  30. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017
  31. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  32. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  33. Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  34. Flood: Best Albums of 2017
  35. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  36. Earbuddy: 100 Best Albums of 2017
  37. Pretty Much Amazing: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  38. Joey Guerra: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  39. Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  40. Tiny Mix Tapes: 50 Favorite Music Releases of 2017
  41. Rob Harvilla: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  42. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  43. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  44. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  45. In Review Online: Best Albums of 2017
  46. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2017
  47. Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  48. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017
  49. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2017
  50. Gorilla vs. Bear: 62 Favorite Albums of 2017
  51. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  52. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  53. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2017