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.

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2019

27 January 2020

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2019

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2012]

  1. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  2. Todd SniderCash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3
  3. Chance the RapperThe Big Day
  4. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  5. Carsie BlantonBuck Up
  6. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  7. Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿
  8. Sonic YouthBattery Park, NYC July 4th 2008
  9. Kalie ShorrOpen Book
  10. The Paranoid StyleA Goddamn Impossible Way of Life
  11. Bruce SpringsteenSpringsteen on Broadway
  12. Salif KeitaUn Autre Blanc
  13. Stella DonnellyBeware of the Dogs
  14. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  15. 75 Dollar BillI Was Real
  16. Harriet TubmanThe Terror End of Beauty
  17. black midiSchlagenheim
  18. Tanya TagaqToothsayer
  19. The DelinesThe Imperial
  20. CHAIPunk
  21. Lee "Scratch" PerryRainford
  22. The Ex27 passports
  23. that dogOld LP
  24. Tyler ChildersCountry Squire
  25. Leyla McCallaCapitalist Blues
  26. Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
  27. Jeffrey Lewis & The VoltageBad Wiring
  28. Alex ChiltonFrom Memphis to New Orleans
  29. Ezra FurmanTwelve Nudes
  30. LizzoCuz I Love You
  31. Diabel CissokhoRhythm of the Griot
  32. Miranda LambertWildcard
  33. Craig FinnI Need a New War
  34. Charly BlissYoung Enough
  35. Little SimzGREY Area
  36. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  37. RapsodyEve
  38. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  39. Guy ClarkThe Best of Dualtone Years
  40. Youssou N'DourHistory
  41. Rachid TahaJe Suis Africain
  42. Taylor SwiftLover
  43. Hama SankaréBallébé
  44. Pedro the LionPhoenix
  45. Malibu Ken, Aesop Rock & TOBACCOMalibu Ken
  46. The CoathangersThe Devil You Know
  47. Chuck CleaverSend Aid
  48. Oumar KonatéI Love You Inna
  49. Epic Beard MenThis Was Supposed to Be Fun
  50. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  51. Derek SennHow Could a Man
  52. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaMiri
  53. Amber MarkConexão
  54. Nicki MinajQueen
  55. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  56. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  57. Tyler ChildersLive on Red Barn Radio I & II
  58. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  59. Sudan ArchivesAthena
  60. Thiago NassifTrês
  61. PriestsThe Seduction of Kansas
  62. SabaCare for Me
  63. MadonnaMadame X
  64. The SeedsPushin Too Hard (Original Soundtrack)
  65. Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee
  66. KhalidFree Spirit
  67. Quelle ChrisGuns
  68. Daniele Luppi & Parquet CourtsMilano
  69. Lewis CapaldiDivinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
  70. Jealous of the BirdsWisdom Teeth
  71. Dua SalehNūr
  72. SneaksHighway Hypnosis
  73. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  74. Alex ChiltonOcean Club '77
  75. SerengetiDennis 6e
  76. Bob MouldSunshine Rock