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. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  5. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  6. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  8. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  10. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  17. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016