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.

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2018

20 December 2018

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011]

  1. Tony MolinaKill the Lights
  2. The Goon SaxWe’re Not Talking
  3. OughtRoom Inside the World
  4. Salad BoysThis Is Glue
  5. Dan ManganMore or Less
  6. Shy BoysBell House
  7. PapercutsParallel Universe Blues
  8. ShameSongs of Praise
  9. Amen DunesFreedom
  10. HaterSiesta
  11. Alien BoySleeping Lessons
  12. The Spook SchoolCould It Be Different?
  13. Beach House7
  14. RestorationsLP5000
  15. Optiganally YoursO.Y. in Hi-Fi
  16. Dot DashProto Retro
  17. Say Sue MeWhere We Were Together
  18. Caroline RoseLONER
  19. BorzoiA Prayer For War
  20. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  21. Wild NothingIndigo
  22. EthersEthers
  23. The BethsFuture Me Hates Me
  24. Peel Dream MagazineModern Meta Physic
  25. Sun JuneYears
  26. PreoccupationsNew Material
  27. Night ShopIn the Break
  28. Karen MeatYou're an Ugly Person
  29. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  30. Lingua FrancaModel Minority
  31. Rose MercieRose Mercie
  32. SmokescreensUsed to Yesterday
  33. Molly BurchFirst Flower
  34. ScarvesDinner Dates for the End of Days
  35. Olden YolkOlden Yolk
  36. BoysRest in Peace
  37. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  38. Dick StussoIn Heaven
  39. Snail MailLush
  40. The Love-BirdsIn the Lover's Corner
  41. The Innocence MissionSun on the Square
  42. Belle and SebastianHow to Solve Our Human Problems
  43. Caroline SaysNo Fool Like an Old Fool
  44. The Belle GameFear / Nothing
  45. LomaLoma
  46. En Attendant AnaLost and Found
  47. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  48. RF ShannonTrickster Blues
  49. The Spirit Of The BeehiveHypnic Jerks
  50. Totally MildHer