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. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  2. Jim Harrington: Best Albums of 2017
  3. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  5. Uproxx: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  6. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  7. Entertainment Weekly: 26 Best Albums of 2017
  8. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  9. Rob Harvilla: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  10. Rolling Stone: 51 Best Albums of 2017
  11. PopMatters: 60 Best Albums of 2017
  12. In Review Online: Best Albums of 2017
  13. Pigeons & Planes: Best Albums of 2017
  14. Joey Guerra: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  15. Billboard: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  16. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  17. Robin Hilton: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  18. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  19. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  20. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  21. Guardian: Best Albums of 2017
  22. Vinyl Me, Please: Best Albums of 2017
  23. Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  24. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2017
  25. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  26. Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  27. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2017
  28. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  29. Time Out New York: 29 Best Albums of 2017
  30. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  32. Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2017
  33. Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  34. Earbuddy: 100 Best Albums of 2017
  35. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  36. Tiny Mix Tapes: 50 Favorite Music Releases of 2017
  37. Craig Jenkins: 11 Best Albums of 2017
  38. Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  39. Diffuser: Top 25 Albums of 2017
  40. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  41. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  43. 405: Top 20 Albums of 2017
  44. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2017
  45. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2017
  46. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2017
  47. Albumism: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  48. Alternative: Top 50 Releases of 2017
  49. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2017
  50. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  51. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2017
  52. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s