Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. 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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  3. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  4. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  5. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  6. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  14. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  19. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  21. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  22. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  25. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  26. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s