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.
2018 TV Shows

Todd VanDerWerff: Best TV of 2018

17 December 2018

Todd VanDerWerff: Best TV of 2018, as published by Vox, along with "a bunch of other cool odds and ends"

[see also 2017]

    The 7 best TV shows of 2018

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Terror
  3. The Americans
  4. My Brilliant Friend
  5. The Magicians
  6. One Day at a Time
  7. Superstore
2018 Movies

IndieWire Poll: Best Movies of 2018

17 December 2018

IndieWire Poll: Best Movies of 2018 (as voted by 232 critics from 32 countries)

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

2018 Albums

Resident Advisor: 2018's Best Albums

17 December 2018

Resident Advisor: 2018's Best Albums, compiled by staff and contributors

[see also 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

2018 Movies

Ringer: Best Movies of 2018

17 December 2018

The Ringer: Best Movies of 2018, composed by Sean Fennessey and Adam Nayman

  1. BurningLee Chang-dong
  2. Minding the GapBing Liu
  3. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  4. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  5. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  6. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  7. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  8. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  9. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  10. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
2018 Poetry

Michael Robbins: Best Poetry Collections of 2018

16 December 2018

Michael Robbins: Best Poetry Collections of 2018, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2017, 2016, 2012]