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. Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016
  2. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  3. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  6. A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  8. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016
  9. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  12. Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  13. Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016
  14. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  15. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  16. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  17. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  18. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  19. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  20. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2016
  22. Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016
  23. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  24. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s