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. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  3. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  5. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  6. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  8. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  9. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  10. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  11. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016