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