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.

2019 Albums

Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

20 July 2019
preliminary

Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far), as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

18 July 2019
preliminary

Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

A.V. Club: The Best Music of 2019 So Far

15 July 2019
preliminary

The A.V. Club: The Best Music of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

11 July 2019
preliminary

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

NPR Music: Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

10 July 2019
preliminary

NPR Music: Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]