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.

2018 Albums

Sasha Frere-Jones: Music I Enjoyed in 2018

24 December 2018

Sasha Frere-Jones: Music I Enjoyed in 2018, organized chronologically

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

Terence Cawley: Best Albums of 2018

23 December 2018

Terence Cawley: Best Albums of 2018, as published by The Boston Globe

Maura Johnston: Best Albums of 2018

23 December 2018

Maura Johnston: Best Albums of 2018, as published by The Boston Globe

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018

23 December 2018

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018

  1. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  2. LowDouble Negative
  3. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  4. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  5. FoxingNearer My God
  6. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  7. Pusha TDaytona
  8. TurnstileTime & Space
  9. RobynHoney
  10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  11. NonameRoom 25
  12. TribulationDown Below
  13. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  14. Hop AlongBark Your Head Off, Dog
  15. ThouMagus
  16. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  17. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  18. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  19. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  20. boygeniusboygenius
  21. Soccer MommyClean
  22. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  23. War on WomenCapture the Flag
  24. Jeff RosenstockPost-
  25. Denzel CurryTA13OO
  26. Vince StaplesFM!
  27. Lucy DacusHistorian
  28. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  29. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  30. The CartersEverything Is Love
  31. Amen DunesFreedom
  32. Rico NastyNasty
  33. Pig DestroyerHead Cage
  34. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  35. Marissa NadlerFor My Crimes
  36. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  37. cupcakKeEphorize
  38. cupcakKeEden
  39. WindhandEternal Return
  40. serpentwithfeetsoil
  41. The BethsFuture Me Hates Me
  42. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  43. Amanda ShiresTo the Sunset
  44. Cat PowerWanderer
  45. mewithoutYou[Untitled]
  46. Joey PurpQuarterthing
  47. Anna von HausswolffDead Magic
  48. Tropical Fuck StormA Laughing Death in Meatspace
  49. Lord HuronVide Noir
  50. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  51. AudiobooksNow! (In a Minute)

Mark Richardson: Best Music of 2018

21 December 2018

Mark Richardson: Best Music of 2018, as published by The Wall Street Journal