Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  2. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021
  4. BBC Radio 6 Music: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  5. The Skinny: Top Ten Albums of 2021
  6. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  8. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  9. Vinyl Factory: Our 50 Favourite Albums of 2021
  10. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  11. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021
  12. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  14. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  15. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2021
  16. The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  17. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  18. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Loud And Quiet: Albums of the Year 2021
  20. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  21. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  22. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  24. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2021
  25. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  26. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2021
  27. Mojo: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  28. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  29. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021