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. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  3. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2016
  4. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  6. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  8. Les Inrocks: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Magnet: Top 25 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. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  22. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  23. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  25. NME: 50 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. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  38. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  39. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  40. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  41. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  43. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  44. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade