It's List Season!
Critic Cliff Chenfeld prefers to focus his list on releases that got less attention. Even though he acknowledges the merits of Adele's 21, he gives the #1 honor to Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters. Other than first place, Chenfeld's list is unranked and includes Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li and many others.
There are many end-of-year lists still on their way, but you can check out
National Public Radio's and Amazon's lists now.
And the Guardian has posted part of their list--the best albums ranked 11 to 50, but will announce their top ten this Friday, December 16.
For a music-related list that's great fun, check out Pitchfork's worst album covers.