Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
  1. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  3. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  5. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  6. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  9. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  14. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  15. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s