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. BBC Radio 6 Music: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  2. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  3. Consequence: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  4. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  5. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  6. Variety: Jem Aswad: The Best Albums of 2021
  7. DIY: Best Albums of 2021
  8. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  9. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  11. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  13. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  14. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  16. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  17. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  18. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  20. Vinyl Factory: Our 50 Favourite Albums of 2021
  21. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021