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. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  2. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  3. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  4. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  12. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  13. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  18. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016