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. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  3. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2016
  6. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  9. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  14. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2016
  15. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  16. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  17. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  18. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  19. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  22. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  25. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  26. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s