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. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  2. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  8. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  11. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  12. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  14. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  16. Resident Advisor: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  17. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  18. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  19. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  21. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  22. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  23. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  25. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  26. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  27. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012
  28. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  29. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s