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. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  2. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  3. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012
  7. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  12. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  15. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  16. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  19. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  20. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s