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.

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Lists

  • Christopher Orr: Best Films of 2018
  • David Sims: Best Films of 2018
  • Atlantic: 23 Best Albums of 2018
  • Sophie Gilbert: 22 Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Christopher Orr: Best Movies of 2017
  • Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  • Sophie Gilbert: 24 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  • Christopher Orr: 22 Best Movies of 2015
  • Christopher Orr: 30 Best Movies of 2014
  • Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012
  • Benjamin Schwarz: Books of the Year 2011