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. Ringer: The Best Albums of 2019
  2. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2019
  3. Ken Tucker: Top 10 Albums of the Year
  4. Uproxx: The Best Albums Of 2019
  5. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  6. Gorilla vs. Bear: Favorite Albums of 2019
  7. Chris Richards: Best Music of 2019
  8. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2019
  9. Slant: The 25 Best Albums of 2019
  10. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  11. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
  12. Jordan Cronk: Top 30 Albums of 2019
  13. Spectrum Culture: Top 20 Albums of 2019
  14. Andrew Barker: The Best Albums of 2019
  15. Robin Hilton: Best Albums of 2019
  16. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of 2019
  17. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  18. PopMatters: The 70 Best Albums of 2019
  19. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  20. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  21. Spin: The 10 Best Albums of 2019
  22. Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2019
  23. Thrillist: The Best Albums of 2019
  24. Albumism: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  25. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2019
  26. Flood: The Best Albums of 2019
  27. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  28. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  29. Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2019
  30. Mojo: 75 Best Albums of 2019
  31. Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019
  32. Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2019
  33. Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2019
  34. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2019
  35. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2019
  36. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2019
  37. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  38. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  39. Complex: Top Music Albums of 2019
  40. NPR Music: 25 Best Albums of 2019
  41. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2019
  42. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  43. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  44. Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2019
  45. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2019
  46. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  48. Rough Trade: Albums of the Year 2019
  49. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade