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. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  4. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  5. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  6. Crack Magazine: The Top 100 Albums of 2012
  7. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  8. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  10. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  13. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  15. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  16. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  17. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  21. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  23. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Noisey: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  26. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  27. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  28. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  29. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  30. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  31. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  32. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  33. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  34. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  35. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  36. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  37. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  38. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  40. Mercury News: Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  41. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  42. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s