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. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  2. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  3. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  6. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  8. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  13. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  15. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  18. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  19. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  21. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  22. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  23. Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016
  24. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  25. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  26. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016