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. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  2. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  6. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  7. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  10. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  12. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  17. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2017
  19. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016