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. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  2. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  4. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  8. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  9. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  13. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  16. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  18. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  22. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012