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. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  3. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  4. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  6. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  8. Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  9. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018
  10. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  11. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018
  12. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  13. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  14. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  15. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  17. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2018
  18. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  19. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  20. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  21. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  22. Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  23. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  24. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  25. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  26. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  27. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  28. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  29. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  30. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  31. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  32. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  33. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  34. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  35. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  36. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  37. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  38. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  40. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  41. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  42. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  43. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  44. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  45. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  46. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  47. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  48. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  49. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s