Year-End Lists

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

Lists

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