Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. 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. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  3. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  13. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  14. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  15. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  16. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  17. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  18. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  19. Idolator: 10 Best New Albums of 2012
  20. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  21. MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012
  22. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012
  24. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  25. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  26. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  27. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  28. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  29. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  30. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  31. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  32. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  33. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  34. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  35. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  36. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  37. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s