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.
  1. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  3. AllMusic: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Guardian: Best Albums of 2012
  5. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  6. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. NME: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  9. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2012
  10. Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  11. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  12. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  13. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  14. WUOG: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  15. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  16. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  17. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  18. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  20. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  21. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  22. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  23. Resident Advisor: Top 20 Albums of 2012
  24. Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012
  25. Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  26. Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  27. The Wild Honey Pie: Top 50 Albums of the 2010s
  28. Gigwise: 50 Albums of the 2012
  29. Les Inrocks: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  30. musicOMH: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  31. Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  32. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  33. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  34. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  35. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  36. Jordan Cronk: 50 Favorite Albums of the 2010s
  37. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  38. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  39. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  40. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  41. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  43. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  44. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s