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. American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums Of 2018
  2. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  4. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  5. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  6. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  7. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  8. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  9. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  11. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  12. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  13. Chris Richards: Best Music of 2018
  14. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  15. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2018
  17. Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  18. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  19. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  20. Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  21. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  22. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  23. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  25. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  26. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  27. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  28. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  29. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  30. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2018
  31. Jordan Cronk: Albums 2018
  32. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  33. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  34. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  35. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  36. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  37. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  38. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  40. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  41. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  42. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  43. Alternative: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  44. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  45. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2018
  46. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s