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: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  2. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  5. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  6. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  7. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  10. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  12. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  17. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  21. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016