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. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  2. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  3. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  7. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  9. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  11. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  12. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  13. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  17. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s