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. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  2. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2021
  3. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  4. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  6. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  9. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  10. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  11. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021