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. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  2. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  4. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  5. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  7. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  8. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  9. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  10. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  14. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  15. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  22. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  24. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  25. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  26. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  27. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  28. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade