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. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  2. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  13. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  16. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  18. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  20. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  22. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  25. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  26. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012