Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Clash: Albums of the Year 2016
  2. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  3. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  4. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. The Skinny: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  7. Crack Magazine: Albums of the Year 2016
  8. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  9. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  11. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  13. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  15. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2016
  17. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  21. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  22. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  23. Brooklyn Vegan: Top Albums of 2016
  24. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  25. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  26. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  27. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  28. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  29. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  30. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  31. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  32. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  33. Flood: The Best Records of 2016
  34. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  35. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  36. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  37. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  38. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016
  39. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  40. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  41. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  43. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  44. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  45. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  46. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  47. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade