Year-End Charts

The Best!Our Year-End Charts provide a great entry point to the site, and become a talking point for fans.  Every year, our staffers vote in genre categories, and their votes are tabulated using the Billboard system (10 points for #1, 9 for #2, and so on).  The same system is used for our overall Top 20.  Richard Allen also offers a series of personal lists, including The Happiest Music of the Year and Best Winter Music, while David and Chris team up for The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks.

Now we’ve collected all of our year-end charts on one handy page for visitors to enjoy all year long!

The Year in Review:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Top 20 Albums:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Ambient:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Ambient Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Drone:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Drone Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Electronic:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Electronic Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Experimental:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Experimental Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Modern Composition:   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Modern Composition Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk and Jazz:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade:  2010-2019

The Year’s Best Labels:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The Year’s Best Album Covers:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The Year’s Best Packaging:  2013  2014  (none in 2015)  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The Year’s Best Winter Music:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time:  2015 (one time only)

The Happiest Music of the Year:   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017 2018  2019  2020

Music for Haunted Houses:  2014  (an all-time list)  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The Year’s Best Film Scores:  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019 (no list in 2020)

The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks:  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Music for Synagogues & Cathedrals:  2012  (one time only)

The Year in 10 Tracks:  2013 (one time only)

Top Ten Singles:  2014  (replaced former list, one time only)

Music for Nurseries: 20 Albums for New Parents:  2017 (one time only)

Pandemic Playlist:  2020 (one time only ~ we hope!)

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