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. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  3. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  4. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  11. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  13. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  14. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  16. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  20. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  22. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  26. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012