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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  3. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  5. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  13. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  18. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  21. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  22. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016