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. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021
  3. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  5. Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  6. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  8. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  9. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  10. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  11. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  13. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021