Year-End Lists

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