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. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  8. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012