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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  3. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  4. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  5. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  13. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  18. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  20. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  21. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  22. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012