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