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. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  2. Time: Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  3. Ringer: Best Albums of 2018
  4. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2018
  5. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  6. Refinery29: The 10 Best Albums of 2018
  7. Okayplayer: Best Albums of 2018
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018
  9. Vibe: 30 Best Albums of 2018
  10. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  11. Guardian: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  12. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018
  13. Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  14. Fresh Air: Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  15. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  16. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  17. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2018
  18. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  19. Revolt: 11 Best Rap Albums of 2018
  20. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  21. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums Of 2018
  22. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2018
  23. NME: Best Albums of the Year 2018
  24. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  25. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: 18 Best Albums of 2018
  26. Complex: Best Albums of 2018
  27. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018
  28. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  29. Clash: Albums of the Year 2018
  30. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2018
  31. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  32. Fact: Best Albums of 2018
  33. Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018
  34. Flood: Best Albums of 2018
  35. Spin: 51 Best Albums of 2018
  36. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  37. 405: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  38. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  39. PopMatters: 70 Best Albums of 2018
  40. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  41. Earbuddy: 50 Best Albums of 2018
  42. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  43. Les Inrocks: Top 50 Albums of 2018
  44. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2018
  45. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  46. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  48. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  49. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  50. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  51. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s