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. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  2. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  3. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  4. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  5. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  6. Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  7. Revolt: 11 Best Rap Albums of 2018
  8. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  9. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  11. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  12. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  13. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2018
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  15. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  16. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  17. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  19. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2018
  20. Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  21. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  22. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  23. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2018
  24. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  25. Jon Caramanica: 18 Best Albums of 2018
  26. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  27. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  28. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  29. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  30. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  31. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  32. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2018
  33. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  34. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  35. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  36. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  37. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  38. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  39. Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  40. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  41. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  42. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  43. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  44. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  45. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  46. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  47. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s