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.

2018 Music

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018

06 February 2019

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018 (an annual poll of hundreds of critics, published, perhaps for the last time, by The Village Voice)

[see also 2017201620152014201320122011]

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018

13 January 2019

Room 25 - Noname

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018

[see also 202120202010s201920172012]

  1. various artists

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2018

10 January 2019

We're Your Friends, Man - The Bevis Frond

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2018

[see also 2021202020192017201620152014201320122011]

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018

10 January 2019

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2018, a survey of nearly 200 music critics

[see also 202120202019]

Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018

05 January 2019

Daytona - Pusha T

Pretty Much Amazing: Best Albums of 2018

[see also 2017201620152014201320122011]

Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018

31 December 2018

Sweetener - Ariana Grande

The Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018

[see also 2017]

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018

31 December 2018

Heaven and Earth - Kamasi Washington

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2018

[see also 201720152011]

The Needle Drop: Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018

30 December 2018

You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters

Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2018, as aired on The Needle Drop

[see also 2021202020192017]

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2018

28 December 2018

Historian - Lucy Dacus

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2018, as selected by staffers, columnists, and reviewers

[see also 202020192017]

The List (alphabetical)

Common Ground

Jordan Cronk: Albums 2018

27 December 2018

Double Negative - Low

Jordan Cronk: Albums 2018, as posted to Twitter

[see also 202120202010s201920172016]