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 Chicago Tribune

on the web

Lists

  • Christopher Borrelli: 10 Best Books of 2018
  • Michael Robbins: Best Poetry Collections of 2018
  • Greg Kot: Best Albums of 2018
  • Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2018
  • Greg Kot: 10 Favorite Albums of 2017
  • Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2017
  • Chicago Tribune: 10 Best Books of 2017
  • Michael Robbins: Notable Poetry of 2017
  • Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  • Michael Robbins: 4 Best Poetry Books of 2016
  • Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2015
  • Greg Kot: Top 20 Albums of 2015
  • Michael Phillips: 30 Best Movies of 2014
  • Greg Kot: Top 20 Albums of 2014
  • Michael Robbins: 7 Best Small-Press Poetry Books of 2012
  • Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  • Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  • Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2011
  • Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011