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. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  3. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  4. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  6. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  7. Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  8. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  9. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  11. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  12. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  13. Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  15. Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  17. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  19. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  20. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  21. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  22. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  23. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  24. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  25. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  26. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  27. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  28. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  29. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  30. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2018
  31. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  32. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  33. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  34. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  35. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  36. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  37. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s