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. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  2. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  5. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021
  6. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  9. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  11. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  12. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  13. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  14. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  17. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  18. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  20. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  21. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  22. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  23. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  24. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021