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. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  3. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  4. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  5. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  7. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  8. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  11. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  13. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  14. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  15. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  20. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  21. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s