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