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.

2016

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]

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]

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]

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2016

01 January 2017

I Had A Dream That You Were Mine - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2016

[see also 2018201720122011]

Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016

31 December 2016

Blond - Frank Ocean

Uproxx: 20 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 202120202010s201920182017]

Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016

30 December 2016

Blackstar - David Bowie

Drowned in Sound: 16 Favourite Albums of 2016

[see also 201820172015201420122011]

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2016

30 December 2016

Blackstar - David Bowie

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2016

[see also 20202019201820172015]

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2016

27 December 2016

No Burden - Lucy Dacus

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2016

[see also 2021202020192018201720152014201320122011]

Slate: Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2016

26 December 2016

Carl Wilson: The Best Albums of 2016, as published by Slate

[see also 20212020201920182017201520142013]

Top 10, in alphabetical order

Another 15, in alphabetical order

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016

25 December 2016

Blond - Frank Ocean

Pigeons & Planes: 50 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 20172015]