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

  • Time: The 10 Best Podcasts of 2019
  • Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2019
  • Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of 2019
  • Time: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019
  • Time: The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019
  • Time: The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s
  • Judy Berman: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 2010s
  • Time: The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s
  • Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of the 2010s
  • Time: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s
  • Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of the Year So Far
  • Time: The 10 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)
  • Time: The 11 Best Fiction Books of 2019 So Far
  • Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far
  • Time: The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018
  • Raisa Bruner: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  • Time: Best Books of 2018
  • Judy Berman: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Stephanie Zacharek: Ten Best Movies of 2018
  • Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017
  • Time: Top 20 Books of 2017
  • Stephanie Zacharek: Top 10 Movies of 2017
  • Sarah Begley: Top 20 Books of 2016
  • Daniel D’Addario: Top 10 TV Shows of 2016
  • Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  • Stephanie Zacharek: Top 16 Movies of 2015
  • Time: Top 10 Best Albums of 2015
  • Richard Corliss: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  • Douglas Wolk: Top 10 Albums of 2012
  • Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011