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.

Lists

  1. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  5. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  9. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  11. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  12. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Refinery29: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s
  14. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  15. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  16. Brooklyn Vegan: Top Albums of 2016
  17. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  20. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  22. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  24. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  25. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  26. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  27. Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2016
  28. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  29. The Skinny: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  30. Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016
  31. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  32. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  33. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  34. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  35. Crack Magazine: Albums of the Year 2016
  36. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  37. Flood: The Best Records of 2016
  38. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  39. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  40. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  41. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  43. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  44. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  45. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  46. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  47. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  48. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade