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. Pretty Much Amazing: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  2. FasterLouder: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  3. Billboard: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  4. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  5. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  6. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  7. Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  8. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  9. Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  10. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  11. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  12. Flavorwire: 20 Favorite Albums of 2015
  13. Sputnikmusic: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  14. Entertainment Weekly: 40 Best Albums of 2015
  15. A.V. Club: 15 Best Albums of 2015
  16. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2015
  17. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  18. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  19. Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  20. Dummy: 30 Best Albums of 2015
  21. Time Out London: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  22. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  23. NME: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  24. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  25. Diffuser: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  26. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2015
  27. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  28. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2015
  29. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  30. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2015
  32. Time: Top 10 Best Albums of 2015
  33. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  34. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  35. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015
  36. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2015
  37. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  38. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  39. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  40. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  41. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2015
  42. Q: Top 50 Albums Of 2015
  43. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2015
  44. Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2015
  45. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  46. Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2015