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. Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  2. NPR Music: Best 50 Albums of 2016
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  4. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  5. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016
  6. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2016
  7. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2016
  8. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s