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.

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

04 January 2019

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

Aisha Harris: Favorite Movies of 2018

04 January 2019

Aisha Harris: Favorite Movies of 2018, as posted to Twitter

Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018

04 January 2019

Vibe Magazine: 30 Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. 6LACKEast Atlanta Love Letter
  2. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  3. BuddyHarlan & Alondra
  4. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  5. The CartersEverything Is Love
  6. DrakeScorpion
  7. Ella MaiElla Mai
  8. EstelleLovers Rock
  9. The InternetHive Mind
  10. J. ColeKOD
  11. JIDDiCaprio 2
  12. Jacob BanksVillage
  13. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  14. Jay RockRedemption
  15. Lil WayneTha Carter V
  16. Mac MillerSwimming
  17. MasegoLady Lady
  18. Meek MillChampionships
  19. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  20. NonameRoom 25
  21. Pusha TDaytona
  22. ReasonThere You Have It
  23. Royce da 5'9"Book of Ryan
  24. SabaCare for Me
  25. SiRNovember
  26. Teyana TaylorK.T.S.E.
  27. Tierra WhackWhack World
  28. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  29. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  30. YGStay Dangerous

Alicia Malone: Favorite Films of 2018

04 January 2019

Alicia Malone: Favorite Films of 2018, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2017]

Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018

04 January 2019

Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018, as published by San Jose Mercury News

[see also 2017]

  1. Lil WayneTha Carter V
  2. Lauren DaigleLook Up Child
  3. Cowboy JunkiesAll That Reckoning
  4. John PrineThe Tree of Forgiveness
  5. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  6. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  7. HalestormVicious
  8. Tori KellyHiding Place
  9. Pusha TDaytona
  10. Judas PriestFirepower