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. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  2. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  3. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  5. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  6. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  8. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  9. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021
  10. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  11. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  12. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  15. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021