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.

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Lists

  • Molly Young: The Best Books of 2019
  • Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019
  • Angelica Jade Bastién: The Best TV Shows of 2019
  • Kathryn VanArendonk: The Best TV Shows of 2019
  • Jen Chaney: The Best TV Shows of 2019
  • Matt Zoller Seitz: The Best TV Shows of 2019
  • Bilge Ebiri: Top 10 Movies of the Year
  • David Edelstein: Top 10 Movies of the Year
  • Alison Willmore: Top 10 Movies of the Year
  • Vulture: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)
  • Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)
  • Vulture: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)
  • Vulture: The Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far)
  • Meghan O'Rourke: 9 Best Books of Poetry in 2018
  • Jen Chaney: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Christian Lorentzen: 10 Best Books of 2018
  • Nicholas Quah: The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018
  • Emily Yoshida: Best Movies of 2018
  • Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2018
  • David Edelstein: 10 Best Movies of 2018
  • Jen Chaney: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Christian Lorentzen: 10 Best Books of 2017
  • Emily Yoshida: 10 Best Movies of 2017
  • Craig Jenkins: 11 Best Albums of 2017
  • Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • David Edelstein: 10 Best Movies of 2017
  • Craig Jenkins: 15 Best Albums of 2016
  • David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  • Matt Zoller Seitz: 11 Best TV Shows of 2016
  • Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  • David Edelstein: 30 Best Movies of 2015
  • David Edelstein: 19 Best Movies of 2014
  • David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2013
  • Kathryn Schulz: Top 10 Books of 2012
  • David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  • Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  • David Edelstein: Top 10 Movies of 2011