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. Atlantic: Spencer Kornhaber: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021
  3. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  4. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021
  5. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021
  6. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  9. Uproxx: Steven Hyden: Favorite Albums of 2021
  10. Ringer: The Best Albums of 2021
  11. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  12. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  14. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  15. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  16. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  17. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  18. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  20. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  21. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021
  23. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  24. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  25. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  26. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  27. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021
  28. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021
  29. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  30. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  31. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021