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. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Vinyl Factory: Our 50 Favourite Albums of 2021
  3. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  4. Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  5. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  6. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  7. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  8. Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  9. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  10. Vulture: Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2021
  11. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  13. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  15. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  16. Washington Post: Chris Richards: Best Music of 2021
  17. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  18. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  19. BBC Radio 6 Music: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  20. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  21. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021
  22. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  23. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  24. Clash: Albums of the Year 2021
  25. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  26. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  27. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  28. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021