Year-End Lists

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

2012

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012

06 February 2013

The Idler Wheel… - Fiona Apple

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2018201720162015201420132011]

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012

30 January 2013

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 50 Albums of 2012

Barnes & Noble Review: Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012

16 January 2013

Americana - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012 (which Christgau calls “The Dean’s List”)

[see also 202120202010s201920182017]

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Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012

15 January 2013

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice)

[see also 2018201720162015201420132011]

MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012

13 January 2013

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

MSN: 10 Best Albums of 2012

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

09 January 2013

Nashville, Vol. 1. Tear the Woodpile Down - Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

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Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012

09 January 2013

Life Is Good - Nas

The Source: Top 20 Albums of 2012

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012

09 January 2013

No Love Deep Web - Death Grips

Dennis Cooper: 20 Favorite Albums of 2012 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

[see also 2019201520132011]

Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012

06 January 2013

Killing Time - Terry Malts

Austin Town Hall: Top 100 Albums of 2012

[see also 2018201720162011]

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012

03 January 2013

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012 (as voted by Billboard staff)

[see also 202120202010s2019201820172015201420132011]