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.

Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012

07 December 2012

Fact Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2012

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

  1. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  2. Lee GambleDiversions 1994-1996 / Dutch Tvashar Plumes
  3. Cooly GPlayin’ Me
  4. Horrid RedCelestial Joy
  5. SpaceghostpurrpGod Of Black
  6. How to Dress WellTotal Loss
  7. Jam CityClassical Curves
  8. Terrence DixonFrom The Far Future Pt. 2
  9. SwansThe Seer
  10. Wolfgang VoigtRückverauberung 6
  11. ActressR.I.P.
  12. JeremihLate Nights With Jeremih
  13. MadteoNoi No
  14. Julia HolterEkstasis
  15. Sand CirclesMotor City
  16. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  17. I:Cube“M” Megamix
  18. WileyStep Freestyles
  19. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  20. Silent ServantNegative Fascination
  21. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandEbony
  22. FuturePluto
  23. Heroin In TahitiDeath Surf
  24. The InternetPurple Naked Ladies
  25. Main AttrakionzBossalinis & Fooliyones
  26. GrimesVisions
  27. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  28. Ariel Pink & R. Stevie MooreKu Klux Glam
  29. Ricardo VillalobosDependent and Happy
  30. Supreme CutsWhispers In The Dark
  31. NasLife Is Good
  32. D’EonMusic For Keyboards vol. 1
  33. Altered NativesTenement Yard vol. 3
  34. Lorenzo SenniQuantum Jelly
  35. Young SmokeSpace Zone
  36. GunplayBogota Rich: The Prequel
  37. LE1FDark York
  38. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  39. Black BreathSentenced To Life
  40. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  41. Cocaine 80sExpress OG EP
  42. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  43. Carter Tutti VoidTransverse
  44. Triad GodNXB
  45. Robert Aiki Aubrey LoweTimon Irnok Manta
  46. Purity RingShrines
  47. The xxCoexist
  48. Haleek MaulOxyconteen
  49. HelmImpossible Symmetry
  50. Bigg JusMachines That Make Civilization Fun