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