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 Movies

Alissa Wilkinson: Best Movies of 2018

08 December 2018

Alissa Wilkinson: Best Movies of 2018, as published by Vox

[see also 2017]

  1. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  2. Minding the GapBing Liu
  3. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  4. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  5. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  6. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  7. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  8. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  9. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  10. BurningLee Chang-dong
  11. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  12. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  13. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  14. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  15. The TaleJennifer Fox
  16. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
  17. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  18. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  19. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  20. DamselDavid Zellner and Nathan Zellner
  21. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
2018 Albums

Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018

08 December 2018

Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  2. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  3. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  4. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  5. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  6. NonameRoom 25
  7. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  8. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  9. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  10. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  11. RobynHoney
  12. SabaCare for Me
  13. Beach House7
  14. Soccer MommyClean
  15. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  16. Troye SivanBloom
  17. JIDDiCaprio 2
  18. Kurt VileBottle It In
  19. Pusha TDaytona
  20. Camila CabelloCamila
  21. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  22. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  23. boygeniusboygenius
  24. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  25. Haley HeynderickxI Need to Start a Garden
  26. Oneohtrix Point NeverAge Of
  27. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  28. Mick JenkinsPieces of a Man
  29. Amen DunesFreedom
  30. GrouperGrid of Points
  31. Cat PowerWanderer
  32. PhosphorescentC’est La Vie
  33. Snail MailLush
  34. Leon BridgesGood Thing
  35. Wild PinkYolk in the Fur
  36. The CartersEverything Is Love
  37. FoxingNearer My God
  38. Lykke Liso sad so sexy
  39. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  40. Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys
  41. Lucy DacusHistorian
  42. Charlie PuthVoicenotes
  43. DrakeScorpion
  44. InterpolMarauder
  45. MetricArt of Doubt
  46. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  47. Dilly DallyHeaven
  48. KyleLight of Mine
  49. TirzahDevotion
  50. Mac MillerSwimming
2018 Books

Christian Science Monitor: Best Fiction Reads of 2018

07 December 2018

Christian Science Monitor: Best Fiction Reads of 2018

[see also 2017]

2018 Movies

Jordan Cronk: Top 20 Films of 2018

07 December 2018

Jordan Cronk: Top 20 Films of 2018, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2017]

  1. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  2. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  3. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of ArcBruno Dumont
  4. WesternValeska Grisebach
  5. Good LuckBen Russell
  6. Infinite FootballCorneliu Porumboiu
  7. PROTOTYPEBlake Williams
  8. All the Cities of the NorthDane Komljen
  9. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  10. Lover for a DayPhilippe Garrel
  11. El mar la marJoshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
  12. The Day AfterHong Sang-soo
  13. Scarred HeartsRadu Jude
  14. MillaValérie Massadian
  15. BurningLee Chang-dong
  16. Personal ProblemsBill Gunn
  17. Notes on an AppearanceRicky D'Ambrose
  18. Classical PeriodTed Fendt
  19. Shoah: Four SistersClaude Lanzmann
  20. A Bread FactoryPatrick Wang
2018 Albums

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018

07 December 2018

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2012, 2011]

  1. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  2. Pusha TDaytona
  3. Beach House7
  4. NonameRoom 25
  5. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  6. LowDouble Negative
  7. Emma Ruth RundleOn Dark Horses
  8. Nine Inch NailsBad Witch
  9. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  10. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  11. IceageBeyondless
  12. Julia HolterAviary
  13. Mount EerieNow Only
  14. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  15. Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer
  16. GasRausch
  17. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  18. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  19. Vince StaplesFM!
  20. TribulationDown Below
  21. SumacLove In Shadow
  22. Anna von HausswolffDead Magic
  23. Kurt VileBottle It In
  24. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  25. YOBOur Raw Heart
  26. SabaCare for Me
  27. Against All Logic2012-2017
  28. SleepThe Sciences
  29. Tim HeckerKonoyo
  30. ThouMagus
  31. The InternetHive Mind
  32. RobynHoney
  33. BambaraShadow on Everything
  34. boygeniusboygenius
  35. Jeane Grae & Quelle ChrisEverything's Fine
  36. ShoppingThe Official Body
  37. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  38. VoivodThe Wake
  39. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  40. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  41. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  42. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  43. FlasherConstant Image
  44. John ColtraneBoth Directions at Once: The Lost Album
  45. DaughtersYou Won't Get What You Want
  46. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
  47. Fucked UpDose Your Dreams
  48. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On
  49. ShameSongs of Praise
  50. Adrianne Lenkerabysskiss