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. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  2. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  3. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  5. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  7. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  8. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  10. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  11. Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2012
  12. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  13. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  15. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  16. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  17. Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  18. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  20. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  22. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  23. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s