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.
  1. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  2. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  3. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  6. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016
  11. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  12. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  17. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  18. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  20. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  22. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  23. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s