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.

Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

24 December 2019

Slant Magazine: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

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

  1. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  4. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  5. RobynBody Talk
  6. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  7. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  8. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  9. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  10. Taylor Swift1989
  11. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  12. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  13. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid
  14. Jessie WareDevotion
  15. GrimesArt Angels
  16. ChromaticsKill for Love
  17. LordeMelodrama
  18. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  19. FKA twigsLP1
  20. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  21. BeyoncéLemonade
  22. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  23. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  24. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  25. Charli XCXTrue Romance
  26. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  27. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  28. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  29. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  30. RobynHoney
  31. LordePure Heroine
  32. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  33. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  34. SZACtrl
  35. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  36. HAIMSomething To Tell You
  37. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  38. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  39. David BowieBlackstar
  40. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  41. Kanye WestYeezus
  42. FKA twigsMagdalene
  43. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  44. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  45. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  46. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  47. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  48. Thom YorkeAnima
  49. Lucinda WilliamsThe Ghosts of Highway 20
  50. Frank OceanBlond
  51. DisclosureSettle
  52. The InternetHive Mind
  53. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  54. DrakeTake Care
  55. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  56. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  57. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  58. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  59. BjörkUtopia
  60. Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  61. Jessie WareTough Love
  62. The Black KeysBrothers
  63. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  64. JAY-Z4:44
  65. Sleigh BellsTreats
  66. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  67. Tune-YardsWhokill
  68. MiguelWildheart
  69. Crystal Castles(II)
  70. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  71. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  72. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  73. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  74. Bon IverBon Iver
  75. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  76. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  77. Pistol AnniesHell on Heels
  78. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  79. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  80. BjörkVulnicura
  81. SantigoldMaster of My Make-Believe
  82. The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir
  83. Wild BeastsSmother
  84. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  85. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  86. DJ KozeKnock Knock
  87. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  88. Taylor Swiftreputation
  89. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  90. DestroyerKaputt
  91. Mariah CareyCaution
  92. Katy BOn A Mission
  93. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  94. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  95. Aphex TwinSyro
  96. James BlakeJames Blake
  97. Lindstrøm & ChristabelleReal Life Is No Cool
  98. Pet Shop BoysElectric
  99. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  100. Bright Light Bright LightLife Is Easy