Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

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