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