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.

NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade

29 November 2019

NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade

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

  1. Arctic MonkeysAM
  2. LordeMelodrama
  3. Kanye WestYeezus
  4. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  5. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  6. The 1975I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  7. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  8. GrimesVisions
  9. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  10. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  11. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  12. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  13. David BowieBlackstar
  14. The NationalHigh Violet
  15. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  16. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  17. BeyoncéLemonade
  18. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  19. FoalsTotal Life Forever
  20. Bon IverBon Iver
  21. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  22. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  23. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  24. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  25. Mac DeMarco2
  26. DrakeTake Care
  27. Jamie xxIn Colour
  28. RobynBody Talk
  29. FoalsHoly Fire
  30. SkeptaKonnichiwa
  31. Taylor Swift1989
  32. GrimesArt Angels
  33. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  34. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  35. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  36. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  37. DisclosureSettle
  38. KanoMade in the Manor
  39. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  40. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  41. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  42. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  43. HaimDays Are Gone
  44. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  45. LordePure Heroine
  46. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  47. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  48. Iggy PopPost Pop Depression
  49. SlipknotWe Are Not Your Kind
  50. Sunflower BeanTwentytwo in Blue
  51. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  52. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  53. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  54. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  55. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  56. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  57. GiggsLandlord
  58. SlavesAre You Satisfied?
  59. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  60. Kasabian48:13
  61. Royal BloodRoyal Blood
  62. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  63. The xxI See You
  64. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  65. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  66. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  67. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  68. Tierra WhackWhack World
  69. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  70. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  71. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  72. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  73. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  74. Lil PeepCome Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1
  75. The Black KeysBrothers
  76. The Big MoonLove In the 4th Dimension
  77. GorillazPlastic Beach
  78. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  79. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  80. A$AP RockyLong.Live.A$AP
  81. Christine and the QueensChaleur Humaine
  82. Pusha TDaytona
  83. RihannaAnti
  84. James BlakeJames Blake
  85. DIIVIs the Is Are
  86. Childish GambinoAwaken, My Love!
  87. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  88. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  89. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  90. J HusCommon Sense
  91. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  92. M.I.A.Matangi
  93. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  94. The HorrorsSkying
  95. BlurThe Magic Whip
  96. MuseDrones
  97. SZACtrl
  98. The StrokesAngles
  99. Bring Me the Horizonamo
  100. Biffy ClyroOpposites