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.

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s

30 December 2019

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  2. Bon IverBon Iver
  3. Big ThiefCapacity
  4. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  5. BeyoncéLemonade
  6. Kishi Bashi151A
  7. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  8. The NationalHigh Violet
  9. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  10. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  11. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  12. Alabama ShakesSound & Color
  13. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  14. RostamHalf-Light
  15. HaimDays Are Gone
  16. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  17. Big ThiefMasterpiece
  18. GrimesVisions
  19. PinegroveCardinal
  20. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  21. Jamie xxIn Colour
  22. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  23. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  24. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps
  25. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  26. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  27. Julia JacklinCrushing
  28. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  29. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  30. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  31. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  32. Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso
  33. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  34. JónsiGo
  35. LizzoCuz I Love You
  36. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  37. GorillazPlastic Beach
  38. LordePure Heroine
  39. SZACtrl
  40. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  41. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  42. Henry JamisonThe Wilds
  43. Tierra WhackWhack World
  44. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  45. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  46. Frankie CosmosNext Thing
  47. The xxCoexist
  48. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  49. Arctic MonkeysAM
  50. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life