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. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  3. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  4. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  6. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  7. Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  9. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  10. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  11. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  12. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018
  13. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  14. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  15. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  17. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  19. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  20. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  21. Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  22. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  23. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  24. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  25. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  26. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  27. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  28. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  29. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  30. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  31. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  32. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  33. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  34. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  35. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  36. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  37. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  38. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018