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: Bob Boilen: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  2. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  3. USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  5. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  6. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  8. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  9. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  10. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  11. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2021
  12. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  14. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021
  15. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021
  17. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  18. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  19. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  20. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  21. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021