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. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  2. Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  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. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  13. WUOG: Top 50 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. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2015
  18. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  19. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2012
  20. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2012
  21. Complex: 50 Best 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. 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. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  33. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  34. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  35. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  36. Drowned in Sound: 100 Favourite Albums of 2012
  37. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  38. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  39. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  40. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  41. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  42. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  43. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s