Year-End Lists

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

Lists

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