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. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  5. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  9. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016