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.

2019

Paste: The 25 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

28 June 2019
preliminary

Paste Magazine: The 25 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  2. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  3. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  4. Faye WebsterAtlanta Millionaires Club
  5. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  6. LizzoCuz I Love You
  7. Julia JacklinCrushing
  8. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  9. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  10. Kevin MorbyOh My God
  11. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  12. Stella DonnellyBeware of the Dogs
  13. Flying LotusFlamagra
  14. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  15. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  16. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  17. FoalsPart 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
  18. Bob MouldSunshine Rock
  19. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  20. SASAMISASAMI
  21. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  22. Toro y MoiOuter Peace
  23. Aldous HardingDesigner
  24. Helado NegroThis Is How You Smile
  25. Charly BlissYoung Enough

A.V. Club: The Best TV of 2019 So Far

27 June 2019
preliminary

The A.V. Club: The Best TV of 2019 So Far

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

Peter Travers: The Best Movies of 2019 So Far

27 June 2019
preliminary

Peter Travers: The Best Movies of 2019 So Far, as published by Rolling Stone

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017]

Time: The 11 Best Fiction Books of 2019 So Far

25 June 2019
preliminary

Time Magazine: The 11 Best Fiction Books of 2019 So Far

[see also The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017]

Vulture: The Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far)

25 June 2019
preliminary

New York Magazine's Vulture: The Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far), a list by Jen Chaney and Matt Zoller Seitz

Gorilla vs. Bear: Our Favorite Albums from the First Half of 2019

24 June 2019
preliminary

Gorilla vs. Bear: Our Favorite Albums from the First Half of 2019

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Jai PaulLeak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
  2. Erika de CasierEssentials
  3. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  4. Yves JarvisThe Same But By Different Means
  5. BEA1991Brand New Adult
  6. Aldous HardingDesigner
  7. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  8. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  9. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  10. NivhekAfter its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
  11. BaltraTed
  12. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  13. Kornél KovácsStockholm Marathon
  14. park hye jinIf U Want It
  15. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  16. Faye WebsterAtlanta Millionaires Club
  17. Nilüfer YanyaMiss Universe
  18. Laurel HaloDJ-Kicks
  19. BurialClaustro / State Forest
  20. Grace Ives2nd

Greg Kot: Best Albums of 2019 So Far

22 June 2019
preliminary

Greg Kot: Best Albums of 2019 So Far, as aired on WBEZ’s Sound Opinions

[see also 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  2. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  3. Yugen BlakrokAnima Mysterium
  4. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  5. Shana ClevelandNight of the Worm Moon
  6. DavePsychodrama
  7. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  8. Julia JacklinCrushing
  9. Pip BlomBoat
  10. Jenny LewisOn the Line

Jim DeRogatis: Best Albums of 2019 So Far

22 June 2019
preliminary

Jim DeRogatis: Best Albums of 2019 So Far, as aired on WBEZ’s Sound Opinions

[see also 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. LizzoCuz I Love You
  2. TacocatThis Mess Is a Place
  3. Ex HexIt's Real
  4. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  5. various artists — 3 x 4
  6. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  7. PriestsThe Seduction of Kansas
  8. SneaksHighway Hypnosis
  9. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  10. Bob MouldSunshine Rock

A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2019 So Far

20 June 2019
preliminary

The A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2019 So Far

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far

25 May 2019
preliminary

Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2018]