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.

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

11 July 2019
preliminary

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Movies of 2019 ... So Far

11 July 2019
preliminary

Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Movies of 2019 ... So Far, by Leah Greenblatt and Chris Nashawaty

NPR Music: Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

10 July 2019
preliminary

NPR Music: Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of the Year So Far

10 July 2019
preliminary

Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of the Year So Far, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013]

Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

09 July 2019
preliminary

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far), by Andrew R. Chow and Raisa Bruner

[see also 2015]