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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  3. Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  4. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  7. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  9. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  12. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  14. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  16. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  17. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  18. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  22. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  23. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  24. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012