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. Greg Kot: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  2. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  5. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  8. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  14. Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  15. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  16. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  17. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  18. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  19. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2012
  23. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Quietus: 75 Favorite Albums of 2012
  26. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  27. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012