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

Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2019

31 December 2019

Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2019, as published by World of Reel

[see also 2020, 2010s]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  3. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  4. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  5. Dragged Across ConcreteS. Craig Zahler
  6. LuceJulius Onah
  7. DogmanMatteo Garrone
  8. JokerTodd Phillips
  9. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  10. Ford v FerrariJames Mangold

David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2019

31 December 2019

David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2019, as posted by CBS News

[see also 2020, 2018]

  1. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  2. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  3. 3 FacesJafar Panahi
  4. Knives OutRian Johnson
  5. For SamaWaad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
  6. TransitChristian Petzold
  7. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  8. MidsommarAri Aster
  9. HoneylandTamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
  10. Carmine Street GuitarsRon Mann

Tyler Andere: Favorite Albums of 2019

30 December 2019

Tyler Andere: Favorite Albums of 2019, as posted to Medium in no particular order

Jordan Cronk: Top 30 Albums of 2019

30 December 2019

Jordan Cronk: Top 30 Albums of 2019, as posted to Twitter

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

  1. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  2. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  3. Holly HerndonPROTO
  4. Oso Osobasking in the glow
  5. (Sandy) Alex GHouse of Sugar
  6. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  7. Default GendersMain Pop Girl 2019
  8. American FootballAmerican Football (LP3)
  9. FenneszAgora
  10. Carl StoneBaroo
  11. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  12. Strange RangerRemembering the Rockets
  13. Fire-ToolzField Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace)
  14. RapExport
  15. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  16. black midiSchlagenheim
  17. FKA twigsMagdalene
  18. Great GrandpaFour of Arrows
  19. ClairoImmunity
  20. Mount Eerie feat. Julie DoironLost Wisdom, Pt. 2
  21. Black Belt Eagle ScoutAt the Party with My Brown Friends
  22. FloristEmily Alone
  23. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  24. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  25. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  26. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  27. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  28. Sandro PerriSoft Landing
  29. Sunn O)))Life Metal
  30. Sunn O)))Pyroclasts
  31. Floating PointsCrush
  32. LambchopThis (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2019

30 December 2019

The Wild Honey Pie: Top 30 Albums of 2019

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

  1. Brittany HowardJaime
  2. Julia JacklinCrushing
  3. Charli XCXCharli
  4. LizzoCuz I Love You
  5. DrugdealerRaw Honey
  6. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  7. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  8. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  9. Kishi BashiOmoiyari
  10. Faye WebsterAtlanta Millionaires Club
  11. King PrincessCheap Queen
  12. Kevin MorbyOh My God
  13. FKA twigsMagdalene
  14. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  15. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  16. Hand Habitsplaceholder
  17. Fruit BatsGold Past Life
  18. Anderson .PaakVentura
  19. BedouineBird Songs of a Killjoy
  20. Andrew BirdMy Finest Work Yet
  21. Karen O & Danger MouseLux Prima
  22. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  23. Mark RonsonLate Night Feelings
  24. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  25. James BlakeAssume Form
  26. Angelo De AugustineTomb
  27. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  28. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  29. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  30. SASAMISASAMI

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2019

29 December 2019

Jeremy D. Larson: Favorite Albums of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

  1. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  2. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  3. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  4. FKA twigsMagdalene
  5. Aldous HardingDesigner
  6. Mannequin PussyPatience
  7. Bon Iveri,i
  8. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  9. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  10. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  11. Brittany HowardJaime
  12. Holly HerndonPROTO
  13. Billy Woods & Kenny SegalHiding Places
  14. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  15. black midiSchlagenheim
  16. Inter ArmaSulphur English
  17. Polo GDie a Legend
  18. FenneszAgora
  19. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  20. Junius PaulIsm
  21. Thom YorkeAnima
  22. Richard Dawson2020
  23. 75 Dollar BillI Was Real
  24. SquidTown Centre
  25. Tyshawn Sorey and Marilyn CrispellThe Adornment Of Time

Mark Kermode: Top 10 Films of 2019

29 December 2019

Mark Kermode: Top 10 Films of 2019, as published by The Guardian

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014]

  1. BaitMark Jenkin
  2. MonosAlejandro Landes
  3. Ordinary LoveLisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn
  4. RocketmanDexter Fletcher
  5. Only YouHarry Wootliff
  6. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  7. For SamaWaad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
  8. UsJordan Peele
  9. Out of BlueCarol Morley
  10. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg

Barack Obama: Favorite Movies of 2019

29 December 2019

Barack Obama: Favorite Movies of 2019, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2020, 2018]

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Fiction Books of 2019]

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]