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