The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s

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Best-VideosIn the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Online "Best of 2019" Book Lists

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For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating daily.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed.

Daily updates to the master list of online “best books of 2019” lists.

See also: Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists (to be started soon).

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these.

Online “Best of 2019” Book Lists:

Book Riot (must-read essay collections)
Book Riot (witchy books)
Booklist (top #OwnVoices middle grade novels)
Booklist (top arts books)
Booklist (top arts for youth)
Booklist (top biographies)
Booklist (top biographies for youth)
Booklist (top book-group books)
Booklist (top cookbooks)
Booklist (top crafts & gardening books)
Booklists (top crime fiction audiobooks)
Booklists (top crime fiction for youth)
Booklist (top diverse fiction for youth)
Booklist (top diverse nonfiction)
Booklist (top diverse nonfiction for youth)
Booklist (top graphic novels)
Booklist (top graphic novels for teens)
Booklist (top graphic novels for youth)
Booklist (top health and wellness books)
Booklist (top historical fiction)
Booklist (top historical fiction for youth)
Booklist (top historical fiction on audio)
Booklist (top middle grade fiction on audio)
Booklist (top picture books about feelings)
Booklist (top project books for youth)
Booklist (top reference books)
Booklist (top romance debuts)
Booklist (top romance fiction)
Booklist (top romance fiction for youth)
Booklist (top science fiction, fantasy, and horror)
Booklist (best science fiction, fantasy, and horror for youth)
Booklist (top series nonfiction)
Booklist (top sports books)
Booklist (top women’s fiction)

Forbes (best fitness and nutrition books)
Foyles (books)

GearHungry (best books for entrepreneurs)
Grit Daily (scariest books)

Indigo (top books)
Indigo (top kids books)
Indigo (top teen books)

McKinsey and the Financial Times (best financial books)
Monsters & Critics (best cocktail and wine books)

Publishers Weekly (top books)
Publishers Weekly (best children’s picture books)
Publishers Weekly (best comics)
Publishers Weekly (best fiction)
Publishers Weekly (best lifestyle books)
Publishers Weekly (best middle grade books)
Publishers Weekly (best mystery/thriller books)
Publishers Weekly (best nonfiction books)
Publishers Weekly (best poetry books)
Publishers Weekly (best religion books)
Publishers Weekly (best romance books)
Publishers Weekly (best SF/fantasy/horror books)
Publishers Weekly (best young adult books)

Taste of Home (best cookbooks you might have missed)

also at Largehearted Boy:

Online “Best Books of 2018” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2017” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2016” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2015” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2014” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2013” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2012” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2011” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2010” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2009” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2008” Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

2019 Year-End Online Music Lists
2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
2015 Year-End Online Music Lists
2014 Year-End Online Music Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews

The 13 Best Horror Scores Of The ’10s

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The 2010s saw horror experience a cultural renaissance. It started the decade recovering from the dismal state of PG-13 studio cash-ins, eventually welcoming in a new wave of prestige pictures with major studios, money, and (most importantly) audiences behind it. Horror has always been a playground for shifting ideas of “high” and “low” art, and … More »

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

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Best-New-Bands-Artists-2019Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the future of music. We then organize those artists into our annual Best New Bands list, celebrating what they’ve already accomplished and highlighting them as someone to keep an eye on … More »

The 10 Best Mark Ronson Songs

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You may not recognize Mark Ronson, but you’d definitely recognize at least one of the countless hits he’s worked on in the past 10 years. He began as a socialite DJ back in the ’90s, a New York cool kid who went from spinning at hip-hop clubs to high-fashion parties. Born in London in 1975, … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

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Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming and easily accessible recording equipment. The flow of new sounds is so constant, so voluminous, and so diverse that no one could ever claim to have a handle on all … More »

Remembering Roky Erickson In 13 Songs

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I saw Roky Erickson perform exactly once in my life, at Øyafestivalen in Norway. This was 2007, a big year for the artist, who played Coachella and Lollapalooza and was the subject of a bittersweet documentary, You’re Gonna Miss Me, which explored his career and his struggles with mental illness. I didn’t know what to … More »

The 10 Best Doves Songs

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DovesBy the end of the ’90s, Britpop had collapsed. Its primary and ancillary artists alike had taken the ideas and sounds of that dizzying moment as far as they could go. Some of the biggest names were only years away from breaking up, some drifted off into the periphery. Others forged new artistic paths far … More »