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