Year-End Lists

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

Lists

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