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.

Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

18 July 2019
preliminary

Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

Vulture: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

17 July 2019
preliminary

Vulture: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far), a list by Hillary Kelly and Maris Kreizman published by New York Magazine

Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far

16 July 2019
preliminary

Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2018]

Esquire: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

16 July 2019
preliminary

Esquire: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Valerie Ettenhofer: The Best Movies Directed by Women in 2019 So Far

16 July 2019
preliminary

Valerie Ettenhofer: The Best Movies Directed by Women in 2019 So Far, as published by Film School Rejects

[see also 2018]