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.

Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018

20 December 2018

Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018, as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air

[see also 2019]

  1. Tracey ThornRecord
  2. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  3. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZABlack Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
  4. Amy RigbyThe Old Guys
  5. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  6. Pistol AnniesInterstate Gospel
  7. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  8. John PrineThe Tree of Forgiveness
  9. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  10. Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 by Robert Christgau