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. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  6. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  9. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  10. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  12. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  13. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  14. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  15. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  16. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2016
  18. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  19. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  20. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  21. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  22. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  24. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  25. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  26. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2016
  27. Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016
  28. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  29. Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016
  30. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  31. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2016
  32. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  33. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  34. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  35. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  36. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  37. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  38. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  39. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  40. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  41. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade