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. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  2. USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  5. Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  6. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  9. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  10. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  11. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  13. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  17. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  18. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021