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: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  6. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  7. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  17. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  22. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  25. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  26. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  27. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  28. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  29. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  30. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  31. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  32. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  33. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  34. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  35. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012
  36. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  37. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  38. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012
  39. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012