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. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  3. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  4. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  5. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  8. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  13. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  14. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  21. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  22. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012