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. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  3. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2021
  4. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021
  5. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  6. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2021
  7. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  8. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  9. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  10. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  11. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  16. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  17. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  18. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  19. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021
  20. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  21. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  23. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  24. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  25. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  26. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  27. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2021
  28. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  29. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021