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.

Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2019

17 November 2019

Mojo Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2019

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

  1. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  2. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  3. Bruce SpringsteenWestern Stars
  4. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  5. Aldous HardingDesigner
  6. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  7. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  8. black midiSchlagenheim
  9. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  10. Lee "Scratch" PerryRainford
  11. Brittany HowardJaime
  12. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  13. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  14. The Fat White FamilySerfs Up!
  15. TinariwenAmadjar
  16. Amyl and The SniffersAmyl and The Sniffers
  17. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  18. P.P. ArnoldThe New Adventures of... P.P. Arnold
  19. Cate Le BonReward
  20. 75 Dollar BillI Was Real
  21. Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka
  22. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  23. DavePsychodrama
  24. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  25. Thom YorkeAnima
  26. The RaconteursHelp Us Stranger
  27. LizzoCuz I Love You
  28. UnderworldDRIFT Series 1 Sampler Edition
  29. Edwyn CollinsBadbea
  30. Esperanza Spalding12 Little Spells
  31. Hot ChipA Bath Full of Ecstasy
  32. Robert ForsterInferno
  33. Jake Xerxes FussellOut of Sight
  34. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  35. King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardInfest The Rats' Nest
  36. Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
  37. Leonard CohenThanks for the Dance
  38. Flying LotusFlamagra
  39. Mavis StaplesWe Get By
  40. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  41. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  42. Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call
  43. Modern NatureHow to Live
  44. Chris ForsythAll Time Present
  45. Royal TruxWhite Stuff
  46. DeerhunterWhy Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
  47. Bon Iveri,i
  48. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  49. Rustin ManDrift Code
  50. LambchopThis (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)
  51. Richard Dawson2020
  52. WilcoOde to Joy
  53. Sunn O)))Life Metal
  54. Steve GunnThe Unseen In Between
  55. Cass McCombsTip of the Sphere
  56. Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿
  57. SantanaAfrica Speaks
  58. LankumThe Livelong Day
  59. The WhoWHO
  60. ToolFear Inoculum
  61. Neil YoungColorado
  62. Oh SeesFace Stabber
  63. Mega BogDolphine
  64. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisithere is no Other
  65. Sleaford ModsEton Alive
  66. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  67. MadonnaMadame X
  68. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  69. SEED EnsembleDriftglass
  70. Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving
  71. Hiss Golden MessengerTerms of Surrender
  72. Gruff RhysPang!
  73. The SpecialsEncore
  74. Will BurnsChalk Hill Blue
  75. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs

Judy Berman: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 2010s

15 November 2019

Judy Berman: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 2010s, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2019, 2018]

Vogue: The Best Novels of 2019

15 November 2019

Vogue: The Best Novels of 2019

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2019

14 November 2019

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2019

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

  1. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  2. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  3. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  4. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  5. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  6. Joan ShelleyLike the River Loves the Sea
  7. Bruce SpringsteenWestern Stars
  8. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  9. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  10. WilcoOde to Joy
  11. Cate Le BonReward
  12. Julia JacklinCrushing
  13. Oh SeesFace Stabber
  14. Richard Dawson2020
  15. Bon Iveri,i
  16. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  17. Modern NatureHow to Live
  18. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  19. Peter PerrettHumanworld
  20. Brittany HowardJaime
  21. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisithere is no Other
  22. Leonard CohenThanks for the Dance
  23. Aldous HardingDesigner
  24. The SpecialsEncore
  25. Neil YoungColorado
  26. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  27. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  28. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  29. Trash KitHorizon
  30. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  31. Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka
  32. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  33. The RaconteursHelp Us Stranger
  34. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  35. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  36. DavePsychodrama
  37. The Murder CapitalWhen I Have Fears
  38. 75 Dollar BillI Was Real
  39. Bonnie “Prince” BillyI Made a Place
  40. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  41. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  42. The Fat White FamilySerfs Up!
  43. W.H. LungIncidental Music
  44. Robert ForsterInferno
  45. Sleaford ModsEton Alive
  46. LambchopThis (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)
  47. NérijaBlume
  48. LizzoCuz I Love You
  49. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksGroove Denied
  50. Shana ClevelandNight of the Worm Moon
  51. Steve GunnThe Unseen In Between
  52. DrugdealerRaw Honey
  53. Black PeachesFire in the Hole
  54. Little SimzGREY Area
  55. The WaterboysWhere The Action Is
  56. SACRED PAWSRun Around the Sun
  57. Jake Xerxes FussellOut of Sight
  58. Ezra FurmanTwelve Nudes
  59. Sunn O)))Life Metal
  60. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  61. The Black KeysLet's Rock
  62. Gruff RhysPang!
  63. Altın GünGece
  64. Pye Corner AudioHollow Earth
  65. The DelinesThe Imperial
  66. Snapped AnklesStunning Luxury
  67. DeerhunterWhy Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
  68. Rustin ManDrift Code
  69. Sampa the GreatThe Return
  70. Van MorrisonThree Chords and the Truth
  71. The WhoWHO
  72. Sandro PerriSoft Landing
  73. Ex HexIt's Real
  74. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  75. SessaGrandeza

Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s

14 November 2019

Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  3. Get OutJordan Peele
  4. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  6. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  7. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  8. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  9. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  10. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  11. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  12. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  13. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  14. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  15. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  16. Certain WomenKelly Reichardt
  17. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  18. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  19. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  20. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  21. It’s Such a Beautiful DayDon Hertzfeldt
  22. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  23. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  24. The Raid: RedemptionGareth Evans
  25. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  26. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  27. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  28. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  29. Swiss Army ManDan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  30. The TribeMiroslav Slaboshpitsky
  31. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  32. SilenceMartin Scorsese
  33. John WickChad Stahelski
  34. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  35. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  36. Edge of TomorrowDoug Liman
  37. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  38. HerSpike Jonze
  39. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  40. Mission Impossible: Ghost ProtocolBrad Bird
  41. BurningLee Chang-dong
  42. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  43. Paddington 2Paul King
  44. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  45. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  46. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  47. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  48. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  49. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  50. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  51. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  52. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  53. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  54. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  55. RawJulia Ducournau
  56. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  57. EvolutionLucile Hadzihalilovic
  58. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  59. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  60. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  61. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  62. The Beach BumHarmony Korine
  63. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  64. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  65. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  66. KrishaTrey Edward Shults
  67. EllePaul Verhoeven
  68. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  69. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  70. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  71. PariahDee Rees
  72. 13 AssassinsTakashi Miike
  73. Drug WarJohnnie To
  74. MiraiMamoru Hosoda
  75. Stories We TellSarah Polley
  76. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  77. The AvengersJoss Whedon
  78. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  79. The RiderChloé Zhao
  80. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  81. LemonadeBeyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso
  82. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  83. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  84. CocoLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  85. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  86. High LifeClaire Denis
  87. We Are the Best!Lukas Moodysson
  88. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  89. ShirkersSandi Tan
  90. Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi
  91. The Grand BizarreJodie Mack
  92. Captain America: The Winter SoldierAnthony and Joe Russo
  93. The Prison in Twelve LandscapesBrett Story
  94. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  95. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  96. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  97. Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldEdgar Wright
  98. AttenbergAthina Rachel Tsangari
  99. A Field in EnglandBen Wheatley
  100. Thor: RagnarokTaika Waititi
  101. The Bling RingSofia Coppola