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.

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade

20 December 2019

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade

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

  1. Chuck PersonEccojams Vol. 1
  2. Dean Blunt & Inga CopelandBlack is Beautiful
  3. Kanye WestYeezus
  4. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  5. DJ RashadJust A Taste Vol. 1
  6. Macintosh PlusFloral Shoppe
  7. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven
  8. Charli XCXPop 2
  9. Frank OceanBlond
  10. Frank OceanEndless
  11. PC MusicPC Music x DISown Radio
  12. Babyfather“BBF” Hosted By DJ Escrow
  13. James FerraroFar Side Virtual
  14. E+EThe Light That You Gave Me To See You
  15. Arca&&&&&
  16. GrouperRuins
  17. The CaretakerAn Empty Bliss Beyond This World
  18. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  19. Young ThugBarter 6
  20. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  21. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  22. Lil BWhite Flame
  23. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  24. FutureDS2
  25. LolinaThe Smoke
  26. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  27. Dean BluntThe Redeemer
  28. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  29. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  30. Elysia CramptonElysia Crampton
  31. DestroyerKaputt
  32. RihannaAnti
  33. Danny BrownXXX
  34. James BlakeJames Blake
  35. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  36. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  37. JlinDark Energy
  38. SophieProduct
  39. TirzahDevotion
  40. Death GripsThe Money Store
  41. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  42. The CaretakerEverywhere at the End of Time
  43. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  44. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today
  45. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  46. Earl SweatshirtSome Rap Songs
  47. Farrah AbrahamMy Teenage Dream Ended
  48. Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
  49. ArcaMutant
  50. various artists — Sounds of Sisso
  51. Julia HolterLoud City Song
  52. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  53. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  54. LordeMelodrama
  55. Jason LescalleetSongs About Nothing
  56. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  57. Triad GodTriad
  58. U.S. GirlsHalf Free
  59. Jam CityClassical Curves
  60. LowDouble Negative
  61. KleinTommy
  62. Jessy LanzaOh No
  63. Aaron DillowayModern Jester
  64. Charli XCXVroom Vroom
  65. JeremihLate Nights: The Album
  66. Titus AndronicusThe Monitor
  67. GrimesVisions
  68. 18+MIXTAP3
  69. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  70. LolinaLive In Paris
  71. Giant ClawDark Web
  72. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  73. Matana RobertsCOIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres
  74. Panda BearTomboy
  75. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  76. Eli KeszlerStadium
  77. Chief KeefAlmighty So
  78. WomenPublic Strain
  79. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  80. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  81. Graham Lambkin & Jason LescalleetPhotographs
  82. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  83. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  84. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  85. D/P/IFresh Roses
  86. HelenThe Original Faces
  87. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
  88. Amen DunesThrough Donkey Jaw
  89. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  90. Infinite BodyCarve Out the Face of My God
  91. Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
  92. David BowieBlackstar
  93. ActressR.I.P.
  94. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  95. ZSNew Slaves
  96. BeyoncéLemonade
  97. Bill OrcuttA History Of Every One
  98. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  99. Pusha TDaytona
  100. Kara-Lis CoverdaleGrafts
  101. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves