Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Variety: Jem Aswad: The Best Albums of 2021
  2. Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  3. Rolling Stone: Brittany Spanos: Top 10 Albums of 2021
  4. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  5. New York Times: Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2021
  6. Gigwise: 51 Best Albums of 2021
  7. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  8. The Ringer: The Best Albums of 2021
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  10. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  11. NPR Music: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  12. Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  13. The Fader: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Complex: The Best Albums of 2021