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. Fact: Best Albums of 2018
  2. Gorilla vs. Bear: 30 Favorite Albums of 2018
  3. KCRW: Best Albums of 2018
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  5. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  6. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  7. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  8. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  10. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  11. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  12. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  13. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  14. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  15. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  16. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  17. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2018
  19. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  20. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  22. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018