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. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  4. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  5. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  6. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  7. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  8. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  10. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  11. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  14. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  17. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  22. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. BBC Music: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  24. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  26. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  27. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  28. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  29. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  30. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  31. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  32. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012