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NOTICE. I have decided to retire the site from June 2024. Many thanks to all the visitors and contributors over the last 29 years.

Want some ideas of what to fill that C120 cassette,  700Mb CDR, 160 Gb iPod -  Spotify play list with?

At the end of each year, critics & readers of music publications select their favourite albums and singles of the year.

Lists from publications including: New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Select, Q, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Spin, & Village Voice, various European publications and several independent fanzines from around the globe plus the complete John Peel Festive 50's are included on this site.

There are single,  album & pop poll lists from 1974 to 2023. Personal lists from critics including Dave Marsh and Robert Christgau plus All Time Best Film Soundtrack and Banned recordings.

If anyone has any lists that they feel should be included, please email me - Julian White - so they may be added or linked. Before emailing with suggestions or questions, please check out the F.A.Q page it may answer your inquiry.