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. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  2. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  3. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  8. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  11. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  13. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. Resident Advisor: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  15. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  16. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  17. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  19. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  20. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  22. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  23. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012