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.

Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade

21 September 2019

Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. GrimesVisions
  2. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  3. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  4. Jai PaulLeak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
  5. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  6. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  7. GrouperA I A
  8. ChromaticsKill for Love
  9. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  10. BurialRival Dealer
  11. TirzahDevotion
  12. Helena DelandFrom the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I – IV
  13. TopsTender Opposites
  14. Jessy LanzaPull My Hair Back
  15. Cindy LeeAct of Tenderness
  16. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  17. Panda BearTomboy
  18. SophieProduct
  19. Danny BrownXXX
  20. Frank OceanBlond
  21. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  22. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  23. Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
  24. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  25. Erika de CasierEssentials
  26. Charli XCXPop 2
  27. RobynBody Talk
  28. Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
  29. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  30. GamesThat We Can Play
  31. WomenPublic Strain
  32. Amen DunesFreedom
  33. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  34. Chuck PersonEccojams Vol. 1
  35. Julia HolterHave You In My Wilderness
  36. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  37. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  38. yaejiEP2
  39. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  40. Clams CasinoInstrumentals
  41. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place
  42. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  43. Young ThugBarter 6
  44. HelenThe Original Faces
  45. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  46. Kero Kero BonitoIntro Bonito
  47. King KruleThe OOZ
  48. Mr Twin SisterColor Your Life
  49. FKA twigsEP2
  50. Holy OtherHeld