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. Refinery29: The 10 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  3. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  4. New York Times: Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  6. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  8. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  9. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018
  11. Time: Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  12. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  13. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  14. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018
  15. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  16. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  17. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  18. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2018
  19. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  20. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  21. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  22. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  23. Refinery29: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  25. The Skinny: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  26. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  27. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  28. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  29. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  30. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  31. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  32. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  33. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  34. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  35. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  36. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  37. Variety: Chris Willman: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  38. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2018
  39. Clash: Albums of the Year 2018
  40. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  41. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  43. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  44. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  45. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  46. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  47. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  48. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  49. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  50. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  51. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  52. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  53. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  54. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  55. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s