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.

Music

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

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]

GCN: Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2021

02 January 2022

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

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

[see also 20202019]

Runners-up

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021

31 December 2021

In Heaven - Strand of Oaks

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2021

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

30 December 2021

Comfort To Me - Amyl and The Sniffers

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

[see also 2010s]

AllMusic: Best of 2021

29 December 2021

Sour - Olivia Rodrigo

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 20202010s2019201820172016]

USA Today: Patrick Ryan: 5 Best Albums of 2021

29 December 2021

Screen Violence - Chvrches

Patrick Ryan: 5 Best Albums of 2021, as published by USA Today

[see also 2020]

USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021

29 December 2021

In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile

Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021, as published by USA Today