Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. 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.

Jordan Cronk: 50 Favorite Albums of the 2010s

14 January 2020

Jordan Cronk: 50 Favorite Albums of the 2010s, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. The HotelierGoodness
  2. SwansThe Seer
  3. Jenny HvalViscera
  4. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  5. WaxahatcheeAmerican Weekend
  6. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  7. LowDouble Negative
  8. Frog EyesPaul's Tomb: A Triumph
  9. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  10. BurialRival Dealer
  11. Four TetThere Is Love in You
  12. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  13. Yellow SwansGoing Places
  14. DestroyerKaputt
  15. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  16. DeafheavenSunbather
  17. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today
  18. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  19. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  20. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  21. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  22. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  23. WomenPublic Strain
  24. Jamie xxIn Colour
  25. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  26. BjörkVulnicura
  27. Holly HerndonPlatform
  28. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  29. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  30. Aphex TwinSyro
  31. EmeraldsDoes It Look Like I'm Here?
  32. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  33. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  34. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  35. Chuck PersonEccojams Vol. 1
  36. GrimesVisions
  37. MenomenaMines
  38. David BowieBlackstar
  39. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  40. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  41. GrouperRuins
  42. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  43. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  44. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  45. Julia HolterEkstasis
  46. ChromaticsKill for Love
  47. ArcaArca
  48. My Bloody Valentinembv
  49. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  50. The Radio Dept.Clinging to a Scheme