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