Year-End Lists

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

Lists

  1. Stereogum: The 50 Best Albums Of 2021
  2. USA Today: Patrick Ryan: 5 Best Albums of 2021
  3. New York Times: Lindsay Zoladz: Best Albums of 2021
  4. A.V. Club: The 20 Best Albums of 2021
  5. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Albums of 2021
  6. Flood: The Best Albums of 2021
  7. New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of 2021
  8. Paste: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  9. Spin: The 30 Best Albums Of 2021
  10. The Line of Best Fit: The Best Albums of 2021 Ranked
  11. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  12. Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2021
  13. Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  14. Billboard: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  15. Slant: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  16. NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  17. Treble: The 50 Best Albums of 2021
  18. PopMatters: The 75 Best Albums of 2021
  19. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2021
  20. Beats Per Minute: Top 50 Albums of 2021
  21. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2021
  22. Albumism: The 100 Best Albums of 2021