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