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

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

27 January 2022

Barn - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

[see also 202220202010s2019201820172012]

  1. various artists
  2. various artists

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

07 January 2022

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

[see also 202220202019201820172016201520142011]

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 20222020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

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 20222020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

GCN: Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2021

02 January 2022

Screen Violence - Chvrches

Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2021, as published by Gay City News

[see also 202220202019]

Runners-up

Northern Transmissions: Top 20 Albums of 2021

02 January 2022

Glow On - Turnstile

Northern Transmissions: Top 20 Albums of 2021

[see also 20222020201920182017]

Tone Glow: Our Favorite Albums, 2021

31 December 2021

Revolution Shuffle - Michael Pisaro-Liu

Tone Glow: Our Favorite Albums, 2021 as voted by their writers and grouped by the number of votes each received

[see also 2022]

Received Five Votes

Received Four Votes

Received Three Votes

Received Two Votes

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

30 December 2021

Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

[see also 2010s]

AllMusic: Best of 2021

29 December 2021

Comfort To Me - Amyl and The Sniffers

AllMusic: Best of 2021

[see also 202020182017201620152014201320122011]

Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021

29 December 2021

i became birds - Home Is Where

Jordan Cronk: The Top 30 Albums of 2021

[see also 202220202010s2019201820172016]