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. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  2. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  3. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  4. FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  5. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  6. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  7. Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  8. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  9. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2015
  10. Flavorwire: 20 Favorite Albums of 2015
  11. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2015
  12. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  13. Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  14. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  15. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  16. Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  17. Pretty Much Amazing: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  18. Time: Top 10 Best Albums of 2015
  19. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2015
  20. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2015
  21. A.V. Club: 15 Best Albums of 2015
  22. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  23. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  24. Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  25. Billboard: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  26. NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  27. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  28. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  29. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  30. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2015