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. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  2. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  4. Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  5. USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021
  6. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2021
  7. Ringer: The Best Albums of 2021
  8. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  9. NPR Music: Bob Boilen: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  10. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  11. Variety: Chris Willman: The Best Albums of 2021
  12. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2021
  13. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  15. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  17. Dazed: The Best Albums of 2021
  18. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  20. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021
  21. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  22. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  23. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  24. Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021
  25. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  26. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  27. Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  28. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  29. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  30. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021