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 Washington Post

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Lists

  • Washington Post: 100 Notable Books of 2018
  • Hank Stuever: Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Chris Richards: Best Music of 2018
  • Ann Hornaday: Best Movies of 2018
  • Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2018
  • Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2018
  • Chris Richards: 14 Best Albums of 2017
  • Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Ann Hornaday: 12 Best Movies of 2017
  • Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2017
  • Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2017
  • Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016
  • Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2016
  • Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  • Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2015
  • Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2015
  • Ann Hornaday: 29 Best Films of 2015
  • Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011