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.

2021

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

13 March 2022

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? - Aleksandre Koberidze

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

27 January 2022

Barn - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172012]

  1. various artists
  2. various artists

Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021

18 January 2022

West Side Story - Steven Spielberg

Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021

[see also 201820172016]

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

12 January 2022

Memoria - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172016201520122011]

Slate: Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021, as published by Slate

[see also 2020201920182017]

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021

10 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s video countdown: The 25 Best Films of 2021

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Scout Tafoya: The Best Television Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Yellowjackets

Scout Tafoya: The Best Television Shows of 2021

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

07 January 2022

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

[see also 20202019201820172016201520142011]

Honorable Mentions

Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021

05 January 2022

Comfort To Me - Amyl and The Sniffers

Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021, as aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021

05 January 2022

On All Fours - Goat Girl

Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021, as aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]