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