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. Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016
  2. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  3. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  5. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  7. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  15. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  17. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  18. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  19. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  21. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  22. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016