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.

The Daily Beast

on the web


  • Daily Beast: The 10 Best Movies of 2019
  • Daily Beast: Top 10 Albums of 2018
  • Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  • Daily Beast: 20 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Tina Brown: 7 Favorite Books of 2012