Year-End Best-Of Lists

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2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across...

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Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new...

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A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...

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Best of 2017: 10 Albums for the Buy Curious

In the age of streaming, does anyone still care about someone else’s top albums list when every album in the known universe is at...

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Best of 2017: Justin Vellucci’s Top Ten

Yeah, yeah, putting the final nail in the coffin of 2017 is a little premature, seeing as there’s still more than 30 days left in the...

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Dw. Dunphy’s Year-End Clearance Sale!

It's the best (and some not-so-best) of 2016, a year when we really needed it....

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Best of 2016: An Aging Hipster’s Top Albums, EPs and Reissues

Year end album round-ups are no longer a consensus of the nation’s listening experience. We live in a hyper fragmented world —...

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The Vinyl Diaries: 2015—Death, Ignominy and Necessary Voices

Rob Smith reviews sounds that sustained him in 2015, in his new "Vinyl Diaries."...

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Best of 2015: Another Fine Year!

So it’s the time of the season, when I get into that reflective mood and begin working my way backwards over the year’s music,...

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Best of 2015: An Unintentionally Retro-Heavy List of the Top Albums of the Year

Give 50 music writers a forum to tout their top 50 albums of the year and you’ll probably see 45 or so unique bands and...

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Best of 2014: A Plentiful Year

Since I didn’t do this last year, I’m throwing my hat in with every one of the fine folks here at Popdose as 2014 was one of...

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Best of 2014: Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list...

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Best of 2014: The 2014 Music Notable Awards!

Yes, at WickedLocal.com I’ve already run down my picks for the year’s standout albums, my 2014 mixtape suggestions and my ratings for...

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The Vinyl Diaries: Favorite Music of 2014

Rob Smith explores some fine 2014 vinyl releases....

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Best of 2014: The Best Reissues You’ve Never Heard

There’s no shortage of scrape the vaults, lost demos saturated, resist the urge overkill, 10-pound, 20-disc, collector’s...

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Best of 2014: Dw. Dunphy’s Top Albums of the Year

Top Ten lists are inherently flawed in that they are based completely upon subjective opinion. So don't start complaining that I didn't...

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Popdose 2013: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2013

  If these records could talk … 1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern The last time I saw her, she was standing in a doorway, about to go...

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Dw. Dunphy On… My Seven Favorite Albums of 2013, With Honorable Mentions

Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus....

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Best of 2013: Keith Creighton’s 13 Favorite Pop and Rock Albums of the Year

More than 70,000 albums likely hit the market this year — along with just as many year-end “Best Of” lists. While word...

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Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

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Popdose 2012: Michael Fortes’s Favorite Music of the Year

Due to the extreme length of this 2012 year-end recap, Michael Fortes recommends that you skip ahead to the entry on Joey Dosik....

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Popdose 2012: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2012

Rob Smith shares his favorite albums of 2012....

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Best of 2012: Chris Holmes’s Favorite Albums of the Year

Chris Holmes breaks it down to give you his favorite albums of the year that was 2012....

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Best of 2012: Keith Creighton’s Top Pop and Rock Albums of the Year

As 2012 draws to a close, most of the Popdose writers will painstakingly select their top albums, movies and TV shows of the year with all...

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Popdose’s Top Albums (and More) of 2011

The mother of year-end lists: Popdose's Top Albums of 2011. ...

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Popdose 2010: Emilia Rhodes’ Best in Television

From gangsters to vampires, and cable dramas to network comedies, a list of the best in television in 2010....

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Popdose 2010: Michael Parr’s Top Albums

The Popdose staff continues to countdown their favorite records of 2010. Join Michael Parr as he lists his top 12....

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Best of ’09: Five Albums You Should Have Bought This Year

Now, don’t get the wrong idea: This is not a “best of” list — that would indicate that I listened to every album released...