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.

New Statesman: Ellen Peirson-Hagger: The Best Poetry Books of 2022

28 December 2022

Time Is a Mother - Ocean Vuong

Ellen Peirson-Hagger: The Best Poetry Books of 2022, as published by New Statesman

Guardian: The Best Poetry Books of 2022

28 December 2022

The Trees Witness Everything - Victoria Chang

The Guardian: The Best Poetry Books of 2022, written up by Rishi Dastidar

[see also 2020]

Aquarium Drunkard: 2022 Year in Review

28 December 2022

Versions of Modern Performance - Horsegirl

Aquarium Drunkard: 2022 Year in Review. "As always, our list is unranked and unruly," they write about their 200+ entries.

[see also 201420132012]

Tone Glow: Our Favorite Albums, 2022

27 December 2022

Living Torch - Kali Malone

Tone Glow: Our Favorite Albums, 2022 as voted by their writers and grouped by the number of votes each received

[see also 2021]

Received Six Votes

Received Five Votes

Received Three Votes

Received Two Votes

GCN: Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2022

27 December 2022

Midnights - Taylor Swift

Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2022, as published by Gay City News along with a list of songs from other albums and some notable reissues from LGBTQ artists

[see also 202120202019]

Runners-up

GCN: Steve Erickson: Top Films of 2022

27 December 2022

The Eternal Daughter - Joanna Hogg

Steve Erickson: Top Films of 2022, as published by Gay City News

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014]

Runners-up

Sasha Frere-Jones: 2022 in Music

27 December 2022

The River Doesn’t Like Strangers - Chelsea Carmichael

Sasha Frere-Jones: 2022 in Music

[see also 20182017201620152014201320122011]

Wired: Jason Parham: The 12 Best Albums of 2022

27 December 2022

Renaissance - Beyoncé

Jason Parham: The 12 Best Albums of 2022, as published by Wired

[see also 20212019]

eight more albums (in alphabetical order) that are worth your time

Paste: The 50 Best Movies of 2022

27 December 2022

Hit the Road - Panah Panahi

Paste Magazine: The 50 Best Movies of 2022

[see also 202120202010s201820172015]

Rolling Stone: Brittany Spanos: Best Music of 2022

27 December 2022

Renaissance - Beyoncé

Brittany Spanos: Best Music of 2022, as published by Rolling Stone

[see also 20212020]