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.

A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s

21 November 2019

The A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s

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

  1. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. BeyoncéLemonade
  3. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  4. Taylor Swift1989
  5. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  6. RobynBody Talk
  7. FKA twigsLP1
  8. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  9. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  10. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  11. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  12. GrimesVisions
  13. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  14. Danny BrownXXX
  15. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  16. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  17. David BowieBlackstar
  18. FutureDirty Sprite 2
  19. DeafheavenSunbather
  20. Frank OceanBlond
  21. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  22. James BlakeOvergrown
  23. Hop AlongGet Disowned
  24. MitskiPuberty 2
  25. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  26. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  27. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  28. SZACtrl
  29. Titus AndronicusThe Monitor
  30. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid
  31. Jamie xxIn Colour
  32. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  33. Flying LotusCosmogramma
  34. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  35. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  36. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  37. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  38. DrakeTake Care
  39. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  40. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  41. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  42. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  43. PanopticonKentucky
  44. Kali UchisIsolation
  45. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  46. Four TetThere Is Love in You
  47. PileDripping
  48. RihannaAnti
  49. Sylvan EssoWhat Now
  50. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me