Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

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