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. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  2. Variety: Jem Aswad: The Best Albums of 2021
  3. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2021
  4. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2021
  5. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  6. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  7. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  9. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  11. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  15. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  16. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  17. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  18. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  20. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  21. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  22. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021