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. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012
  3. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  4. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  5. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  9. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  11. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  13. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  15. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  18. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  20. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  21. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  23. Decibel: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  24. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  25. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  26. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012
  27. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  28. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  29. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012