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. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2021
  3. Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  5. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  6. The Ringer: The Best Albums of 2021
  7. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  9. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  10. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  11. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  13. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021
  14. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Rolling Stone: Brittany Spanos: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  17. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  18. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Atlantic: Spencer Kornhaber: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  20. Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  21. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  22. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  24. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  25. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  26. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  27. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021