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. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  2. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  3. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  5. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  8. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  11. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  12. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  13. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  14. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012