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.

2010s Albums

Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of the Decade

11 December 2019

Amanda Petrusich: The Best Music of the Decade, as published by The New Yorker

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017]

NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade

29 November 2019

NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Arctic MonkeysAM
  2. LordeMelodrama
  3. Kanye WestYeezus
  4. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  5. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  6. The 1975I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  7. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  8. GrimesVisions
  9. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  10. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  11. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  12. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  13. David BowieBlackstar
  14. The NationalHigh Violet
  15. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  16. The 1975A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
  17. BeyoncéLemonade
  18. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  19. FoalsTotal Life Forever
  20. Bon IverBon Iver
  21. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  22. Wolf AliceVisions of a Life
  23. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  24. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  25. Mac DeMarco2
  26. DrakeTake Care
  27. Jamie xxIn Colour
  28. RobynBody Talk
  29. FoalsHoly Fire
  30. SkeptaKonnichiwa
  31. Taylor Swift1989
  32. GrimesArt Angels
  33. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  34. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  35. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  36. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  37. DisclosureSettle
  38. KanoMade in the Manor
  39. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  40. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  41. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  42. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  43. HaimDays Are Gone
  44. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  45. LordePure Heroine
  46. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  47. Father John MistyPure Comedy
  48. Iggy PopPost Pop Depression
  49. SlipknotWe Are Not Your Kind
  50. Sunflower BeanTwentytwo in Blue
  51. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  52. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  53. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  54. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  55. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  56. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  57. GiggsLandlord
  58. SlavesAre You Satisfied?
  59. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  60. Kasabian48:13
  61. Royal BloodRoyal Blood
  62. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  63. The xxI See You
  64. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  65. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
  66. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  67. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  68. Tierra WhackWhack World
  69. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  70. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  71. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  72. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  73. Queens of the Stone Age…Like Clockwork
  74. Lil PeepCome Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1
  75. The Black KeysBrothers
  76. The Big MoonLove In the 4th Dimension
  77. GorillazPlastic Beach
  78. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  79. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  80. A$AP RockyLong.Live.A$AP
  81. Christine and the QueensChaleur Humaine
  82. Pusha TDaytona
  83. RihannaAnti
  84. James BlakeJames Blake
  85. DIIVIs the Is Are
  86. Childish GambinoAwaken, My Love!
  87. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  88. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  89. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  90. J HusCommon Sense
  91. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  92. M.I.A.Matangi
  93. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  94. The HorrorsSkying
  95. BlurThe Magic Whip
  96. MuseDrones
  97. SZACtrl
  98. The StrokesAngles
  99. Bring Me the Horizonamo
  100. Biffy ClyroOpposites

Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s

26 November 2019

Esquire: The Best Albums of the 2010s

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. RobynBody Talk
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  5. David BowieBlackstar
  6. BeyoncéLemonade
  7. Margo PriceAll American Made
  8. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  9. RihannaAnti
  10. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s

21 November 2019

The A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. BeyoncéLemonade
  3. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  4. Taylor Swift1989
  5. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  6. RobynBody Talk
  7. FKA twigsLP1
  8. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  9. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  10. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  11. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  12. GrimesVisions
  13. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  14. Danny BrownXXX
  15. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  16. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  17. David BowieBlackstar
  18. FutureDirty Sprite 2
  19. DeafheavenSunbather
  20. Frank OceanBlond
  21. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  22. James BlakeOvergrown
  23. Hop AlongGet Disowned
  24. MitskiPuberty 2
  25. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  26. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  27. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  28. SZACtrl
  29. Titus AndronicusThe Monitor
  30. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid
  31. Jamie xxIn Colour
  32. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  33. Flying LotusCosmogramma
  34. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  35. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  36. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  37. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  38. DrakeTake Care
  39. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  40. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  41. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  42. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  43. PanopticonKentucky
  44. Kali UchisIsolation
  45. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  46. Four TetThere Is Love in You
  47. PileDripping
  48. RihannaAnti
  49. Sylvan EssoWhat Now
  50. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me

Time: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s

20 November 2019

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2015]

Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s

19 November 2019

Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s, as selected by Billboard staff

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. BeyoncéLemonade
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Taylor SwiftRed
  5. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  6. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  7. RihannaAnti
  8. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  9. RobynBody Talk
  10. Adele21
  11. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  12. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  13. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  14. Katy PerryTeenage Dream
  15. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  16. DrakeTake Care
  17. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  18. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  19. Taylor Swift1989
  20. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  21. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  22. SZACtrl
  23. LordePure Heroine
  24. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  25. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  26. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  27. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  28. Frank OceanBlond
  29. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  30. Justin BieberPurpose
  31. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  32. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  33. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  34. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  35. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  36. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  37. ParamoreParamore
  38. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  39. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  40. FutureDS2
  41. GrimesArt Angels
  42. Sam SmithIn the Lonely Hour
  43. One DirectionFour
  44. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Original Broadway CastHamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  45. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  46. DisclosureSettle
  47. J BalvinVibras
  48. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  49. David BowieBlackstar
  50. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  51. Taylor SwiftSpeak Now
  52. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  53. JAY-Z4:44
  54. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  55. The Black KeysBrothers
  56. Bon IverBon Iver
  57. Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  58. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  59. Pusha TDaytona
  60. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  61. Sam HuntMontevallo
  62. Kanye WestYeezus
  63. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
  64. Maren MorrisHero
  65. LizzoCuz I Love You
  66. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  67. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  68. HaimDays Are Gone
  69. Bruno Mars24K Magic
  70. Mac MillerSwimming
  71. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  72. Jenni RiveraJoyas Prestadas: Pop
  73. Jenni RiveraJoyas Prestadas: Banda
  74. Ke$haRainbow
  75. twenty one pilotsBlurryface
  76. Charli XCXTrue Romance
  77. Lil Uzi VertLuv Is Rage 2
  78. Arctic MonkeysAM
  79. Adele25
  80. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  81. Camila CabelloCamila
  82. Mumford & SonsSigh No More
  83. The 1975I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  84. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  85. RihannaLoud
  86. J. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive
  87. Jonas BrothersHappiness Begins
  88. Brandi CarlileBy The Way, I Forgive You
  89. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  90. Childish GambinoAwaken, My Love!
  91. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  92. Miley CyrusBangerz
  93. OzunaOdisea
  94. PinkThe Truth About Love
  95. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  96. Chris StapletonTraveller
  97. Ed SheeranX
  98. Porter RobinsonWorlds
  99. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  100. Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
  101. Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA Star Is Born Soundtrack

Loudwire: The 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade

13 November 2019

Loudwire: The 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade

  1. BehemothThe Satanist
  2. Ghost B.C.Meliora
  3. GojiraL’Enfant Sauvage
  4. SepticfleshThe Great Mass
  5. CarcassSurgical Steel
  6. Power TripNightmare Logic
  7. Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls
  8. Between the Buried and MeThe Parallax II: Future Sequence
  9. ToolFear Inoculum
  10. Devin Townsend ProjectTranscendence
  11. GhostOpus Eponymous
  12. Bring Me the HorizonSempiternal
  13. MastodonEmperor of Sand
  14. Cattle DecapitationMonolith Of Inhumanity
  15. Code OrangeForever
  16. GorgutsColored Sands
  17. Avenged SevenfoldNightmare
  18. Judas PriestFirepower
  19. DeafheavenSunbather
  20. RammsteinRammstein
  21. Parkway DriveDeep Blue
  22. ArchitectsHoly Hell
  23. The Dillinger Escape PlanOne of Us Is the Killer
  24. SleepThe Sciences
  25. SlipknotWe Are Not Your Kind
  26. Rivers of NihilWhere Owls Know My Name
  27. GojiraMagma
  28. MeshuggahThe Violent Sleep of Reason
  29. Napalm DeathUtiltarian
  30. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend
  31. Knocked LooseA Different Shade of Blue
  32. EnslavedAxioma Ethica Odini
  33. AnthraxFor All Kings
  34. AgallochMarrow of the Spirit
  35. Every Time I DieLow Teens
  36. TribulationThe Children of the Night
  37. The OceanPelagial
  38. TriviumIn Waves
  39. Black Dahlia MurderRitual
  40. The Devil Wears PradaDead Throne
  41. BABYMETALBabymetal
  42. PeripheryPeriphery II: This Time It's Personal
  43. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  44. GhostInfestissumam
  45. Body CountBloodlust
  46. PallbearerFoundations of Burden
  47. Woods of YpresWoods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
  48. Zeal & ArdorStranger Fruit
  49. AlcestÉcailles de lune
  50. Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsWasteland
  51. High On FireLuminiferous
  52. Fit for An AutopsyAbsolute Hope Absolute Hell
  53. Dying FetusWrong One to Fuck With
  54. EpicaThe Quantum Enigma
  55. VeinErrorzone
  56. SabatonCarolus Rex
  57. Thy Art Is MurderHate
  58. MegadethDystopia
  59. August Burns RedFound in Far Away Places
  60. TesseracTAltered State
  61. IhsahnAfter
  62. Amon AmarthDeceiver of the Gods
  63. Protest the HeroVolition
  64. WhitechapelThe Valley
  65. Born of OsirisThe Discovery
  66. OpethIn Cauda Venenum

Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

07 November 2019

Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

  1. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  2. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
  3. Frank OceanBlond
  4. Power TripNightmare Logic
  5. BeyoncéLemonade
  6. DJ RashadDouble Cup
  7. RihannaAnti
  8. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  9. FutureDS2
  10. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  11. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  12. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  13. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  14. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  15. SZACtrl
  16. Bad BunnyX 100PRE
  17. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  18. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  19. Young ThugBarter 6
  20. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  21. Tierra WhackWhack World
  22. RobynBody Talk
  23. Chief KeefAlmighty So
  24. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  25. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  26. ArcaArca
  27. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  28. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  29. Titus AndronicusThe Monitor
  30. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  31. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  32. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  33. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  34. ThundercatDrunk
  35. Waka Flocka FlameFlockaveli
  36. DeafheavenSunbather
  37. Charli XCXPop 2
  38. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  39. GrimesVisions
  40. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  41. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  42. DJ Esco & Future56 Nights
  43. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  44. PopcaanForever
  45. PARTYNEXTDOORPARTYNEXTDOOR TWO
  46. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  47. Aphex TwinSyro
  48. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  49. ANOHNIHopelessness
  50. OzunaOdisea
  51. Jamie xxIn Colour
  52. CarcassSurgical Steel
  53. Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
  54. GrouperRuins
  55. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  56. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  57. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  58. Bon IverBon Iver
  59. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  60. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  61. The-DreamLove King
  62. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  63. Burna BoyAfrican Giant
  64. Lil PeepCome Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1
  65. LordeMelodrama
  66. J BalvinVibras
  67. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
  68. Dean BluntThe Redeemer
  69. Justin BieberJournals
  70. StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
  71. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  72. YOBAtma
  73. James BlakeJames Blake
  74. 100sIce Cold Perm
  75. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  76. KelelaTake Me Apart
  77. TurnstileNonstop Feeling
  78. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  79. Gucci ManeWorld War 3 (Lean)
  80. Gucci ManeWorld War 3 (Gas)
  81. Gucci ManeWorld War 3 (Molly)
  82. Total ControlHenge Beat
  83. Holly HerndonPlatform
  84. DarksidePsychic
  85. Sheer MagNeed to Feel Your Love
  86. Nicki MinajThe Pinkprint
  87. WileyZip Files
  88. FKA twigsLP1
  89. JeremihLate Nights: The Album
  90. PileDripping
  91. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  92. Mac MillerSwimming
  93. GojiraMagma
  94. Elysia CramptonAmerican Drift
  95. SkrillexScary Monsters and Nice Sprites
  96. The HotelierHome, Like Noplace Is There
  97. Macintosh PlusFloral Shoppe
  98. NothingGuilty of Everything
  99. (Sandy) Alex GHouse of Sugar
  100. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  101. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  102. SalemKing Night

Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s

05 November 2019

Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. BeyoncéLemonade
  2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  3. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  4. LordeMelodrama
  5. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  6. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  7. RobynBody Talk
  8. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  9. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  10. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  11. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  12. Kanye WestYeezus
  13. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  14. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  15. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  16. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  17. David BowieBlackstar
  18. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  19. Adele21
  20. SZACtrl
  21. The NationalHigh Violet
  22. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  23. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  24. Taylor Swift1989
  25. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  26. Jamie xxIn Colour
  27. Arctic MonkeysAM
  28. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  29. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  30. Bon IverBon Iver
  31. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  32. Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
  33. GrimesArt Angels
  34. Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
  35. GorillazPlastic Beach
  36. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  37. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  38. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  39. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  40. DeafheavenSunbather
  41. James BlakeJames Blake
  42. BjörkVulnicura
  43. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  44. DisclosureSettle
  45. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  46. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  47. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  48. Flying LotusCosmogramma
  49. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  50. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  51. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  52. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  53. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  54. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  55. Lucy DacusHistorian
  56. Frank OceanBlond
  57. St. VincentMASSEDUCTION
  58. Blood OrangeNegro Swan
  59. Titus AndronicusThe Most Lamentable Tragedy
  60. ChromaticsKill for Love
  61. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  62. SabaCare for Me
  63. SpiritualizedSweet Heart, Sweet Light
  64. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  65. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  66. Lady GagaJoanne
  67. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
  68. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  69. ParamoreAfter Laughter
  70. Katy PerryTeenage Dream
  71. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  72. My Bloody Valentinembv
  73. FKA twigsLP1
  74. DrakeTake Care
  75. HaimDays Are Gone
  76. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
  77. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  78. NonameRoom 25
  79. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  80. Foo FightersWasting Light
  81. RihannaAnti
  82. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  83. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  84. ThundercatThe Golden Age of Apocalypse
  85. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  86. SpoonHot Thoughts
  87. Christine and the QueensChris
  88. Lady LambAfter
  89. Big BoiSir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
  90. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  91. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  92. CaribouOur Love
  93. BROCKHAMPTONiridescence
  94. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  95. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  96. Bon Iver22, A Million
  97. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  98. DestroyerKaputt
  99. SavagesSilence Yourself
  100. PJ HarveyLet England Shake

Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

05 November 2019

Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  2. Kanye WestYeezus
  3. GrimesArt Angels
  4. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  5. Frank OceanBlond
  6. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  7. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  8. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  9. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  10. Taylor SwiftRed
  11. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  12. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  13. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  14. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  15. David BowieBlackstar
  16. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  17. LordeMelodrama
  18. My Bloody Valentinembv
  19. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  20. RobynBody Talk
  21. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  22. Bon IverBon Iver
  23. Vince StaplesSummertime ’06
  24. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  25. DeafheavenSunbather
  26. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  27. MitskiPuberty 2
  28. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  29. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  30. Danny BrownOld
  31. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
  32. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  33. BeyoncéLemonade
  34. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  35. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  36. FKA twigsLP1
  37. Bon Iver22, A Million
  38. DrakeTake Care
  39. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  40. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  41. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  42. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  43. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  44. SlowdiveSlowdive
  45. Pusha TDaytona
  46. RihannaAnti
  47. WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
  48. Snail MailLush
  49. Panda BearTomboy
  50. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  51. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  52. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  53. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  54. Titus AndronicusThe Monitor
  55. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  56. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  57. Earl SweatshirtDoris
  58. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  59. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  60. Kamasi WashingtonThe Epic
  61. The 1975I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  62. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  63. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  64. Blood OrangeCupid Deluxe
  65. James BlakeJames Blake
  66. Jenny HvalApocalypse, Girl
  67. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  68. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  69. Taylor Swift1989
  70. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  71. LowDouble Negative
  72. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  73. BjörkVulnicura
  74. The NationalSleep Well Beast
  75. Charli XCXPop 2
  76. (Sandy) Alex GDSU
  77. SZACtrl
  78. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  79. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  80. Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold
  81. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  82. Fuck ButtonsSlow Focus
  83. PriestsNothing Feels Natural
  84. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  85. Sleigh BellsTreats
  86. Eric ChurchThe Outsiders
  87. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  88. CobaltSlow Forever
  89. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
  90. Charly BlissGuppy
  91. Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds from Another Planet
  92. Jim O’RourkeSimple Songs
  93. Hop AlongPainted Shut
  94. Purity RingShrines
  95. Wye OakCivilian
  96. Colleen GreenI Want to Grow Up
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