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. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012
  5. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  10. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012