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.

Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

10 October 2019

Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

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

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. BeyoncéLemonade
  3. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  4. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  5. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  6. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  7. Frank OceanBlond
  8. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  9. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  10. SZACtrl
  11. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  12. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  13. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  14. David BowieBlackstar
  15. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  16. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  17. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  18. RobynBody Talk
  19. AlvvaysAntisocialites
  20. Lucy DacusHistorian
  21. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  22. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  23. MitskiPuberty 2
  24. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  25. Kanye WestYeezus
  26. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  27. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Original Broadway CastHamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  28. Bon IverBon Iver
  29. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  30. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  31. Jason IsbellSoutheastern
  32. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  33. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  34. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  35. RihannaAnti
  36. Jay SomEverybody Works
  37. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  38. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  39. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  40. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  41. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  42. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  43. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  44. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  45. Snail MailLush
  46. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  47. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  48. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
  49. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  50. Taylor Swift1989
  51. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  52. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  53. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  54. WhitneyLight Upon the Lake
  55. Adele21
  56. Jamie xxIn Colour
  57. NonameTelefone
  58. (Sandy) Alex GRocket
  59. IceageYou’re Nothing
  60. LordePure Heroine
  61. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  62. FKA twigsLP1
  63. HaimDays Are Gone
  64. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  65. Future IslandsSingles
  66. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  67. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  68. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  69. Leon BridgesComing Home
  70. DestroyerKaputt
  71. CaribouOur Love
  72. Frightened RabbitThe Winter of Mixed Drinks
  73. Kevin MorbyCity Music
  74. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  75. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  76. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  77. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  78. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  79. St. Paul & The Broken BonesHalf the City
  80. James BlakeJames Blake
  81. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  82. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  83. Soccer MommyClean
  84. Tune-YardsWhokill
  85. Big ThiefCapacity
  86. GrimesVisions
  87. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  88. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  89. SavagesSilence Yourself
  90. Julien BakerTurn Out the Lights
  91. LuciusWildewoman
  92. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  93. Charles BradleyVictim of Love
  94. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  95. The Black KeysBrothers
  96. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  97. DeafheavenSunbather
  98. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  99. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  100. DrakeTake Care