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: Best Albums of 2018
  2. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  3. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  4. Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Revolt: 11 Best Rap Albums of 2018
  6. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  7. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  8. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  9. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  11. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2018
  12. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  13. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  15. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  16. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  17. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2018
  19. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  20. Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  21. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  22. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  23. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  24. Jon Caramanica: 18 Best Albums of 2018
  25. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  26. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  27. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  28. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  29. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  30. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  31. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2018
  32. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  33. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  34. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  35. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  36. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  37. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  38. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  39. Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  40. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  41. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  42. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018