Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012

03 December 2012

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620152011]

Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012

03 December 2012

Gorilla vs. Bear: 50 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2022202120202010s20192018201720162015201420132011]

New York: Kathryn Schulz: Top 10 Books of 2012

03 December 2012

Kathryn Schulz: Top 10 Books of 2012, as published by New York Magazine

New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2012

03 December 2012

The New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2012

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2022100 Notable Books of 2022The 10 Best Books of 2021100 Notable Books of 2021The 10 Best Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2019The 10 Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201710 Best Books of 201710 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The 10 Best Books of 2014The 10 Best Books of 2013100 Notable Books of 2012100 Notable Books of 2011Ten Best Books of 2011]

Fiction

Nonfiction

New York: David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012

03 December 2012

Zero Dark Thirty - Kathryn Bigelow

David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012, as published by New York Magazine

[see also 20192018201720162015201420132011]

Best Film of 2005 (First Viewed in 2012)

I Love You, Too, Damn It

Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

Tramp - Sharon Van Etten

The Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016201520142013]

Sonic: 25 Best Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

Sonic Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2022202120202010s20192018201720162015201420132011]

Artforum: John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2012

01 December 2012

The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Davies

John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2012, as published by Artforum

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132011]