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. Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  3. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  4. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  6. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  8. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  9. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  11. Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  12. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  13. Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  14. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  15. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  17. Revolt: 11 Best Rap Albums of 2018
  18. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  19. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  20. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  21. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  22. Jon Caramanica: 18 Best Albums of 2018
  23. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  24. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  25. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  26. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  27. Fact: Best Albums of 2018
  28. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  29. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  30. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  31. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  32. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  33. Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  34. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  35. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  36. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018