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.

Complex: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

30 June 2019
preliminary

Complex: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

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

  1. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  2. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  3. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  4. Toro y MoiOuter Peace
  5. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  6. 2 ChainzRap or Go to the League
  7. FutureFuture Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD
  8. DaBabyBaby on Baby
  9. Young Nudy & Pi'erre BourneSli'merre
  10. Megan Thee StallionFever
  11. James BlakeAssume Form
  12. ScHoolboy QCrasH Talk
  13. Anderson .PaakVentura
  14. Ari LennoxShea Butter Baby
  15. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  16. Rico Nasty & Kenny BeatsAnger Management
  17. Denzel CurryZUU
  18. YNW MellyWe All Shine
  19. Little SimzGREY Area
  20. Flying LotusFlamagra
  21. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  22. Steve LacyApollo XXI
  23. FlumeHi This Is Flume
  24. KoffeeRapture
  25. MaxoLil Big Man
  26. SkeptaIgnorance Is Bliss
  27. Kevin AbstractArizona Baby
  28. BoogieEverythings for Sale
  29. FarrukoGangalee
  30. DavePsychodrama
  31. YG4REAL 4REAL
  32. 03 GreedoStill Summer in the Projects
  33. Queen KeyEat My Pussy Again
  34. Injury ReserveInjury Reserve
  35. AJ TraceyAJ Tracey
  36. Juice WRLDDeath Race for Love
  37. Emotional OrangesThe Juice, Vol. I
  38. Billy Woods & Kenny SegalHiding Places
  39. Karol GOcean
  40. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  41. Tayla ParxWe Need to Talk
  42. Y La BambaMujeres
  43. GunnaDrip or Drown 2
  44. KehlaniWhile We Wait
  45. LizzoCuz I Love You
  46. Chris CrackNever Hated I Just Waited
  47. GesaffelsteinHyperion
  48. Jim JonesEl Capo
  49. Hit-Boy & SOB X RBEFamily Not a Group
  50. Lil PumpHarverd Dropout

NME: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far!)

29 June 2019
preliminary

NME: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far!)

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

Alissa Wilkinson: The 15 Best Movies of the Year So Far

29 June 2019
preliminary

Alissa Wilkinson: The 15 Best Movies of the Year So Far, as published by Vox

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  2. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  3. PeterlooMike Leigh
  4. Black MotherKhalik Allah
  5. UsJordan Peele
  6. The Last Black Man in San FranciscoJoe Talbot
  7. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  8. Wild Nights with EmilyMadeleine Olnek
  9. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  10. 3 FacesJafar Panahi
  11. Wild RoseTom Hooper
  12. Fast ColorJulia Hart
  13. John Wick: Chapter 3 - ParabellumChad Stahelski
  14. BooksmartOlivia Wilde
  15. Avengers: EndgameAnthony and Joe Russo

Variety: The 15 Best Films of 2019 (So Far)

28 June 2019
preliminary

Variety: The 15 Best Films of 2019 (So Far), a list by Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman

[see also 2015]

Paste: The 25 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

28 June 2019
preliminary

Paste Magazine: The 25 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

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

  1. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  2. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  3. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  4. Faye WebsterAtlanta Millionaires Club
  5. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  6. LizzoCuz I Love You
  7. Julia JacklinCrushing
  8. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  9. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  10. Kevin MorbyOh My God
  11. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  12. Stella DonnellyBeware of the Dogs
  13. Flying LotusFlamagra
  14. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  15. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  16. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  17. FoalsPart 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
  18. Bob MouldSunshine Rock
  19. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  20. SASAMISASAMI
  21. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  22. Toro y MoiOuter Peace
  23. Aldous HardingDesigner
  24. Helado NegroThis Is How You Smile
  25. Charly BlissYoung Enough