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. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  2. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  3. Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017
  4. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  5. Les Inrocks: Best Albums of 2017
  6. Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017
  7. Craig Jenkins: 11 Best Albums of 2017
  8. Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  10. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  11. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017
  12. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  13. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  14. Time Out New York: 29 Best Albums of 2017
  15. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  16. Robin Hilton: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  17. 405: Top 20 Albums of 2017
  18. Nate Chinen: Top 21 Albums of 2017
  19. PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017
  20. Entertainment Weekly: 26 Best Albums of 2017
  21. Stephen Thompson: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  22. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  23. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  24. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  25. Jim Harrington: Best Albums of 2017
  26. Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  27. Guardian: Best Albums of 2017
  28. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2017
  29. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  30. Flood: Best Albums of 2017
  31. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017
  32. Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  33. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  34. Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2017
  35. Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  36. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  37. Earbuddy: 100 Best Albums of 2017
  38. Pretty Much Amazing: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  39. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  40. Rob Harvilla: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  41. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  42. Tiny Mix Tapes: 50 Favorite Music Releases of 2017
  43. Joey Guerra: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  44. Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  45. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  46. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2017
  47. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  48. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2017
  49. In Review Online: Best Albums of 2017
  50. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  51. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  52. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  53. Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  54. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017
  55. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  56. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  57. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2017
  58. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  59. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  60. Gorilla vs. Bear: 62 Favorite Albums of 2017
  61. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  62. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  63. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  64. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  65. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  66. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  67. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s