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: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  2. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  7. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  9. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  10. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  15. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  17. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  19. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  22. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  24. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  25. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  26. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  27. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  28. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  29. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  30. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  32. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  33. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  34. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s