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. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  3. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  8. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  13. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  14. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012