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. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  2. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  3. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  4. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  5. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  6. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  8. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  10. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. Jim Harrington: 50 Best Albums of the Decade
  12. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  14. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s