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. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021
  2. Variety: Jem Aswad: The Best Albums of 2021
  3. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  4. Ringer: The Best Albums of 2021
  5. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  6. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Les Inrocks: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  8. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  9. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  11. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  12. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  14. Atlantic: Spencer Kornhaber: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  17. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  18. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  19. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  20. Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  21. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  22. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2021
  24. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2021
  25. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  26. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2021
  27. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  28. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  29. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  30. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  31. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  32. Vinyl Factory: Our 50 Favourite Albums of 2021
  33. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  34. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2021
  35. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  36. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  37. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021