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.

The Boston Globe

on the web

Lists

  • Terence Cawley: Best Albums of 2018
  • Maura Johnston: Best Albums of 2018
  • John Freeman: 22 Best Fiction Books of 2017
  • Kate Tuttle: 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2017
  • Kate Tuttle: 20 Best Nonfiction Books of 2016
  • John Freeman: 15 Best Fiction Books of 2016
  • John Freeman: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016
  • Ty Burr: 28 Best Movies of 2014
  • Michael Andor Brodeur: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2012
  • Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  • Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  • Ty Burr: Top Movies of 2011
  • Wesley Morris: Top Movies of 2011
  • Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011
  • James Reed: Top Albums of 2011