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. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  3. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  4. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  5. Consequence: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  6. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  8. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  9. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  10. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  11. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  12. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  14. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  15. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2021
  16. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  17. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  18. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. DIY: Best Albums of 2021
  20. Northern Transmissions: Top 20 Albums of 2021
  21. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  24. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021
  25. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  26. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  27. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  28. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021
  29. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021