Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.
  1. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  2. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  6. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  10. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  12. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  13. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  14. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  15. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  16. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Brooklyn Vegan: Top Albums of 2016
  19. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  22. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  24. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  25. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  26. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2016
  27. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  28. Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016
  29. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  30. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  31. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  32. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  33. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  34. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  35. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  36. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  37. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  38. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  39. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  40. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  41. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  43. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade