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.

Bitter Southerner: Best Southern Albums of 2023

17 January 2024

Rustin' In The Rain - Tyler Childers

The Bitter Southerner: Best Southern Albums of 2023

[see also 2022]

American Songwriter: Top 17 Albums of 2023

16 January 2024

Man's a Wolf To Man - Andy Taylor

American Songwriter: Top 17 Albums of 2023 in no particular order

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Jessica Kiang: Top 50 Movies of 2023

14 January 2024

Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World - Radu Jude

Jessica Kiang: Top 50 Movies of 2023, as posted to Twitter in an epic thread with links to her (or others') reviews

[see also 2022]

Unranked due to personal connections

Vanity Fair: The Best TV Shows of 2023

04 January 2024

The Bear

Vanity Fair: The Best TV Shows of 2023

[see also 2022]

Observer: Kitty Empire: 10 Best Albums of 2023

04 January 2024

Maps - Billy Woods & Kenny Segal

Kitty Empire: 10 Best Albums of 2023, as published by The Observer

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016201520122011]

Daily Beast: The 23 Best TV Shows of 2023

04 January 2024

Swarm

The Daily Beast: The 23 Best TV Shows of 2023

[see also 2017]

Daily Beast: Nick Schager: The 10 Best Movies of 2023

04 January 2024

Oppenheimer - Christopher Nolan

Nick Schager: The 10 Best Movies of 2023, as published by The Daily Beast

[see also 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Honorable mentions

Vinyl Factory: Our Favourite Albums of 2023

04 January 2024

Erotic Probiotic 2 - Nourished By Time

Vinyl Factory: Our Favourite Albums of 2023

[see also 2021]

Uproxx: The Best TV Shows Of 2023

04 January 2024

Uproxx: The Best TV Shows Of 2023

[see also 202220202018]

Honorable Mentions

Michael Sicinski: 25 Great Experimental Films of 2023

03 January 2024

Laberint Sequences - Blake Williams

Michael Sicinski: 25 Great Experimental Films of 2023, which he describes as "some of the experimental films and videos from this year that inspired, entertained, and challenged me in the course of my viewing"

[see also The Best Experimental Films (That I Saw) in 2022The 30 Best Avant-Garde Feature Films of the 2010sTop 50 Films of 2018Top 30 Experimental Films of 2018Top 25 Films of 2017Top 10 Films of 2016Top 12 Films of 2014Top 10 Films of 2013Top 12 Films of 2012]