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.

Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012

07 December 2012

Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012

  1. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  2. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  3. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  4. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  5. Leonard CohenOld Ideas
  6. Divine FitsA Thing Called Divine Fits
  7. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  8. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
  9. Beach HouseBloom
  10. GrimesVisions
  11. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  12. P.O.S.We Don’t Even Live Here
  13. MetricSynthetica
  14. Father John MistyFear Fun
  15. DaphniJiaolong
  16. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  17. SolangeTrue
  18. Killer MikeR.A.P. Music
  19. Screaming FemalesUgly
  20. Bob MouldSilver Age
  21. Lianne La HavasIs Your Love Big Enough?
  22. PUJOLUnited States of Being
  23. Purity RingShrines
  24. Kathleen EdwardsVoyageur
  25. Grizzly BearShields
  26. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  27. Mumford & SonsBabel
  28. Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions
  29. TennisYoung and Old
  30. Mac DeMarco2
  31. Will StrattonPost-Empire
  32. The xxCoexist
  33. El-PCancer 4 Cure
  34. Crystal CastlesIII
  35. PoliçaGive You the Ghost
  36. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  37. Titus AndronicusLocal Business
  38. ZeusBusting Visions
  39. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  40. StarsThe North
  41. Neil Young & Crazy HorsePsychedelic Pill
  42. Dirty GhostsMetal Moon
  43. WalkmenHeaven
  44. Lee FieldsFaithful Man
  45. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  46. Four TetPink
  47. The HivesLex Hives
  48. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  49. Murder by DeathBitter Drink, Bitter Moon
  50. The Flaming LipsThe Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends