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.

Music

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2023

05 February 2024

Guts - Olivia Rodrigo

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2023

[see also 2022202120202010s2019201820172012]

Clémence Polès: Top Ten Albums of 2023

24 January 2024

Erotic Probiotic 2 - Nourished By Time

Clémence Polès: Top Ten Albums of 2023

[see also 202220192018]

Notable mentions

Exclaim: 50 Best Albums of 2023

23 January 2024

Desire, I Want to Turn Into You - Caroline Polachek

Exclaim: 50 Best Albums of 2023

[see also 2011]

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2023

18 January 2024

Weathervanes - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2023

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016]

Bitter Southerner: Best Southern Albums of 2023

17 January 2024

Rustin' In The Rain - Tyler Childers

The Bitter Southerner: Best Southern Albums of 2023

[see also 2022]

American Songwriter: Top 17 Albums of 2023

16 January 2024

The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We - Mitski

American Songwriter: Top 17 Albums of 2023 in no particular order

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Observer: Kitty Empire: 10 Best Albums of 2023

04 January 2024

Maps - Billy Woods & Kenny Segal

Kitty Empire: 10 Best Albums of 2023, as published by The Observer

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016201520122011]

Vinyl Factory: Our Favourite Albums of 2023

04 January 2024

Javelin - Sufjan Stevens

Vinyl Factory: Our Favourite Albums of 2023

[see also 2021]

Hanif Abdurraqib: 108 Favorite Albums Of 2023

01 January 2024

The Land, The Water, The Sky - Black Belt Eagle Scout

Hanif Abdurraqib: 108 Favorite Albums Of 2023, posted with links to good writing and a list of favorite EPs

[see also 202220212020201820172016]

Dazed: The 20 Best Albums of 2023

30 December 2023

Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd - Lana Del Rey

Dazed: The 20 Best Albums of 2023

[see also 20222021]