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. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  2. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  3. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  7. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  13. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  14. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  22. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  24. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  26. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  27. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  28. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  29. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  30. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  31. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  32. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  33. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  34. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  35. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012