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. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  2. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  3. Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  4. Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  5. FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  6. Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  7. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  8. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  9. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  10. Billboard: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  11. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  12. A.V. Club: 15 Best Albums of 2015
  13. Flavorwire: 20 Favorite Albums of 2015
  14. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  17. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2015
  18. NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  19. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2015
  20. Dummy: 30 Best Albums of 2015
  21. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  22. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  23. Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  24. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  25. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  26. Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  27. Time: Top 10 Best Albums of 2015
  28. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  29. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  30. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2015
  31. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015
  32. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  33. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  34. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2015
  35. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2015
  36. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  37. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  38. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015