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. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2021
  2. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  5. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  6. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  8. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  11. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  12. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021
  13. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  14. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  17. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021
  18. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Vinyl Factory: Our 50 Favourite Albums of 2021