Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  2. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  5. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  6. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Time: Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  8. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  12. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  13. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  18. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  22. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Crack Magazine: The Top 100 Albums of 2012
  24. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  25. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  26. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  27. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  28. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  29. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  30. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  31. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  32. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  33. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  34. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  35. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  36. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  37. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  38. Barnes & Noble Review: Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  39. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  40. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  41. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  42. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  43. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  44. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  45. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  46. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  47. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  48. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  49. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012
  50. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  51. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  52. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  53. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012