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.

2016

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2016

18 March 2017

Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2016

[see also 202120202010s20192018201720152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016

25 January 2017

Blackstar - David Bowie

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2016 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice)

[see also 2018201720152014201320122011]

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

21 January 2017

Thief in the Interior - Phillip B. Williams

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 20182017]

San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2016

19 January 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2016

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018Top 10 Books of 2018Top 10 Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2015]

Fiction and Poetry

Nonfiction

Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016

19 January 2017

Goodness - The Hotelier

Jordan Cronk: 30 Favorite Albums of 2016, as posted to Twitter

[see also 202120202010s201920182017]

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

18 January 2017

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016 (as posted to Letterboxd and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 2017]

Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

18 January 2017

Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids - Jonathan Demme

Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016 (as published at his site and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 20192018201720122011]

Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016

16 January 2017

“BBF” Hosted By DJ Escrow - Babyfather

Tiny Mix Tapes: 51 Favorite Music Releases of 2016

[see also 2010s2018201720152014201320122011]

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2016

13 January 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2016

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018Top 10 Books of 2018100 Recommended Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2015]

Fiction

Nonfiction

Bustle: E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016

12 January 2017

E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016, as published by Bustle

[see also 20182017]