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. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2017
  2. Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  3. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  4. Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  6. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017
  7. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  8. Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017
  9. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  10. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  11. Entertainment Weekly: 26 Best Albums of 2017
  12. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  13. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  14. Guardian: Best Albums of 2017
  15. Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  16. 405: Top 20 Albums of 2017
  17. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  18. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  19. Stephen Thompson: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  20. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  21. Time Out New York: 29 Best Albums of 2017
  22. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  23. Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  24. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  25. Pretty Much Amazing: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  26. Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017
  27. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  28. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2017
  29. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  30. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  32. Tiny Mix Tapes: 50 Favorite Music Releases of 2017
  33. Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  34. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  35. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  36. Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017
  37. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  38. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  40. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  41. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Gorilla vs. Bear: 62 Favorite Albums of 2017
  43. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  44. PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017
  45. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  46. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017
  48. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  49. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017
  50. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  51. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  52. Les Inrocks: Best Albums of 2017
  53. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade