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. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  2. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  3. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  4. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  5. FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  6. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  7. Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  8. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2015
  9. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  10. Flavorwire: 20 Favorite Albums of 2015
  11. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  12. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  13. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  14. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2015
  15. Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  16. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  17. Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  18. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2015
  19. Time: Top 10 Best Albums of 2015
  20. Pretty Much Amazing: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  21. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2015
  22. A.V. Club: 15 Best Albums of 2015
  23. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  24. Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  25. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  26. Billboard: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  27. NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  28. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  29. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  30. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  31. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  32. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  33. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  34. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  35. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2015
  36. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  37. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s