Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Fresh Air


  • David Bianculli: The Best TV of 2019
  • Ken Tucker: Top 10 Albums of the Year
  • Maureen Corrigan: Favorite Books of 2019
  • David Bianculli: Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Ken Tucker: Favorite Albums of 2018
  • Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018
  • David Bianculli: Best TV of 2017
  • Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Books of 2017
  • Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Books of 2016
  • Maureen Corrigan: 11 Best Books of 2015
  • Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Novels of 2011