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. Decibel: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  2. A.A. Dowd: 100 Favorite Metal Albums of the Decade
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  7. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  8. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  10. Loudwire: The 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade
  11. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012