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

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2019

26 December 2019

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017]

  1. Our Native DaughtersSongs Of Our Native Daughters
  2. The HighwomenThe Highwomen
  3. YolaWalk Through Fire
  4. Molly TuttleWhen You're Ready
  5. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  6. Hiss Golden MessengerTerms of Surrender
  7. Fruit BatsGold Past Life
  8. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  9. Tyler ChildersCountry Squire
  10. Son VoltUnion
  11. Aldous HardingDesigner
  12. Daniel NorgrenWooh Dang
  13. Delbert McClinton, Self-Made Men, DanaTall, Dark, and Handsome
  14. Tanya TuckerWhile I'm Livin'
  15. Neil YoungColorado
  16. Mavis StaplesWe Get By
  17. Michaela AnneDesert Dove
  18. Buddy & Julie MillerBreakdown On 20th Ave. South
  19. Julia JacklinCrushing
  20. Kelsey WaldonWhite Noise / White Lines

Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2019

24 December 2019

Tony Fantano: Top 50 Albums of 2019, as aired on The Needle Drop

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017]

  1. Charli XCXCharli
  2. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  3. Richard Dawson2020
  4. Lingua IgnotaCaligula
  5. Xiu XiuGirl with Basket of Fruit
  6. Little SimzGREY Area
  7. LiturgyH.A.Q.Q.
  8. Matana RobertsCOIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis
  9. Alex CameronMiami Memory
  10. Dorian ElectraFlamboyant
  11. Otoboke BeaverItekoma Hits
  12. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  13. King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardInfest The Rats' Nest
  14. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  15. black midiSchlagenheim
  16. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  17. Slauson MaloneA Quiet Farwell, Twenty Sixteen to Twenty Eighteen
  18. Yazz AhmedPolyhymnia
  19. Kirin J CallinanReturn to Center
  20. LizzoCuz I Love You
  21. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  22. clipping.There Existed an Addiction to Blood
  23. MatmosPlastic Anniversary
  24. Quelle ChrisGuns
  25. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  26. BeyoncéHomecoming: The Live Album
  27. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  28. Caroline PolachekPang
  29. Ana Frango ElétricoLittle Electric Chicken Heart
  30. Hobo JohnsonThe Fall of Hobo Johnson
  31. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  32. BROCKHAMPTONGINGER
  33. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  34. Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿
  35. JPEGMAFIAAll My Heroes Are Cornballs
  36. Blu & Oh NoA Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night
  37. Denzel CurryZUU
  38. Lightning BoltSonic Citadel
  39. UboaThe Origin of My Depression
  40. Sunn O)))Pyroclasts
  41. Billy Woods & Kenny SegalHiding Places
  42. PUPMorbid Stuff
  43. FlumeHi This Is Flume
  44. The HighwomenThe Highwomen
  45. Anamanaguchi[USA]
  46. Malibu Ken, Aesop Rock & TOBACCOMalibu Ken
  47. Tropical Fuck StormBraindrops
  48. Megan Thee StallionFever
  49. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  50. RapsodyEve

Vadim Rizov: The Best Films of 2019

24 December 2019

Vadim Rizov: The Best Films of 2019, as submitted to the Sight & Sound Poll

[see also 2018, 2017]

Spectrum Culture: Best Films of 2019

24 December 2019

Spectrum Culture: Best Films of 2019

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2019

24 December 2019

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2019, which "includes any book we read in 2019, regardless of release date"

[see also 2018]

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2019

24 December 2019

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011]

Little White Lies: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2019

24 December 2019

Little White Lies: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2019

[see also 2018]

  1. Fleabag
  2. Succession
  3. Russian Doll
  4. When They See Us
  5. Schitt's Creek
  6. Barry
  7. Watchmen
  8. Fosse/Verdon
  9. Unbelievable
  10. Mr. Robot
  11. Chernobyl
  12. Pose
  13. Glow
  14. Mindhunter
  15. Game of Thrones
  16. RuPaul's Drag Race UK
  17. Stranger Things
  18. Derry Girls
  19. The Other Two
  20. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  21. Orange is the New Black
  22. The End of the F***ing World
  23. Tuca & Bertie
  24. Euphoria
  25. World on Fire

Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2019

24 December 2019

Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012]

  1. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  2. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  3. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. High LifeClaire Denis
  5. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  6. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  7. For SamaWaad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
  8. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  9. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  10. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  11. Ad AstraJames Gray
  12. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  13. Our TimeCarlos Reygadas
  14. AtlanticsMati Diop
  15. JudyRupert Goold
  16. La FlorMariano Llinás
  17. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  18. Ray & LizRichard Billingham
  19. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini
  20. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  21. BaitMark Jenkin
  22. TransitChristian Petzold
  23. Knives OutRian Johnson
  24. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  25. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  26. Chained for LifeAaron Schimberg
  27. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  28. Too Late to Die YoungDominga Sotomayor
  29. Alita: Battle AngelRobert Rodriguez
  30. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski

David Orr: The Best Poetry Books of 2019

23 December 2019

David Orr: The Best Poetry Books of 2019, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2019

23 December 2019

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  2. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  3. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  4. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  5. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  6. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  7. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  8. ToolFear Inoculum
  9. FKA twigsMagdalene
  10. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  11. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  12. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  13. Little SimzGREY Area
  14. Lingua IgnotaCaligula
  15. DaBabyBaby on Baby
  16. DaBabyKIRK
  17. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  18. American FootballAmerican Football (LP3)
  19. Thom YorkeAnima
  20. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  21. AlcestSpiritual Instinct
  22. PUPMorbid Stuff
  23. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  24. RapsodyEve
  25. Aldous HardingDesigner
  26. Dead To A Dying WorldElegy
  27. Cate Le BonReward
  28. BrutusNest
  29. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  30. Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
  31. Megan Thee StallionFever
  32. Knocked LooseA Different Shade of Blue
  33. Earl SweatshirtFeet of Clay
  34. Holly HerndonPROTO
  35. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  36. FenneszAgora
  37. Mannequin PussyPatience
  38. Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿
  39. Floating PointsCrush
  40. Control TopCovert Contracts
  41. Denzel CurryZUU
  42. Bad BunnyX 100PRE
  43. Kelsey LuBlood
  44. Snapped AnklesStunning Luxury
  45. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  46. Cult of LunaA Dawn to Fear
  47. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  48. Vanishing TwinThe Age of Immunology
  49. Blood IncantationHidden History of the Human Race
  50. SeeYouSpaceCowboy...The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds
  51. Great GrandpaFour of Arrows
  52. Blanck MassAnimated Violence Mild