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.

Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018

11 December 2018

Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  2. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  3. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  4. RobynHoney
  5. Snail MailLush
  6. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  7. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  8. LowDouble Negative
  9. Tierra WhackWhack World
  10. Yves TumorSafe in the Hands of Love
  11. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  12. cupcakKeEphorize
  13. TirzahDevotion
  14. Amen DunesFreedom
  15. NonameRoom 25
  16. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  17. Pusha TDaytona
  18. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  19. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  20. Beach House7
  21. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  22. U.S. GirlsIn a Poem Unlimited
  23. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  24. Julia HolterAviary
  25. Playboi CartiDie Lit
  26. Vince StaplesFM!
  27. Soccer MommyClean
  28. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  29. boygeniusboygenius
  30. Christine and the QueensChris
  31. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  32. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  33. Sheck WesMudboy
  34. Neneh CherryBroken Politics
  35. Against All Logic2012-2017
  36. Rico NastyNasty
  37. JPEGMAFIAVeteran
  38. Kali UchisIsolation
  39. The InternetHive Mind
  40. IceageBeyondless
  41. Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ignMIH-TY
  42. Adrianne Lenkerabysskiss
  43. SleepThe Sciences
  44. Camp CopeHow to Socialise & Make Friends
  45. Cat PowerWanderer
  46. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  47. Skee MaskCompro
  48. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  49. Georgia Anne MuldrowOverload
  50. SOB X RBEGangin