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 eight 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. Nayt Keane and Richard Allen tag team on the Best Album Covers feature, while Richard offers a series of personal lists, including perennial favorites The Happiest Music of the Year and Best Winter Music.
Now we’ve collected all of our year-end charts on one handy page for visitors to enjoy all year long!
The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time: 2015 (one time only)
Music for Nurseries: 20 Albums for New Parents: 2017 (one time only)
The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks: 2016
The Year in 10 Tracks: 2013
Top Ten Singles: 2014 (replaced former list)
Music for Synagogues & Cathedrals: 2012 (one year only)