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. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  4. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  9. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  11. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  13. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  15. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  16. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  18. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  26. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  27. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  28. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  29. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  30. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  31. Time: Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  32. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  33. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  34. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  35. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  36. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  37. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  38. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  40. Crack Magazine: The Top 100 Albums of 2012
  41. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  42. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  43. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  44. Refinery29: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s
  45. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  46. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  48. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  49. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  50. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  51. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  52. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  53. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  54. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  55. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  56. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  57. Barnes & Noble Review: Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  58. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  59. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  60. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade