Everything Good and Bad About 2015

Behold: the second annual List of Lists

By The Editors
December 29, 2015 9:00 am

There are two schools of year-end sentiments:

Wow, this year went by quick!

Wow, this year couldn’t end fast enough!

Whatever your take, you should use the last few days of 2015 to reflect. To help you orient yourself (and pass the time): our second Annual Best List of Lists.

Herein: 79 lists, from the year’s best music to its greatest buildings to wonky Star Wars theories and 2015’s Cry Baby of the Year.

In our extremely rough estimate, you have about three days worth of good reading here. Or enough to get you to 2016.

2015 in TV/Film
The Best TV of 2015: From Fargo to The Leftovers
The Year’s Best Movie Posters
A Supercut of 200 Films Released This Year
The Best Movie Deaths of the Year
The Most Overpaid Actors of the Year
2015’s Least Essential TV
The 14 Most Jaw-Dropping Fan Theories of 2015: Jar Jar was a genius/Sith collaborator

2015 in Music
Spotify’s 2015 Year in Music: It’s as much “Lean On” as “Hotline Bling”
The Top 5 Music Videos of the Year
Consequence of Sound’s Top 50 Albums of the Year
Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2015
NPR’s Top Jazz Albums of the Year
The Best Music Lists of the Year
2015’s Biggest Albums (Rated by 1-Star Amazon Reviewers)

Lightspeed’s new office in Montreal on Fast Company

2015 in Tech
Apple’s Top 25 Favorite iOS Apps of the Year
The Most Beautiful Tech Office of the Year
The Year’s Biggest Tech Recalls
CNET’s Biggest Tech Turkeys of 2015
Google’s 2015 Year in SearchStar Wars. Paris. Adele
Product Hunt’s 2015 Golden Kitty Awards
From Maker of the Year to 2015’s Most WTF Product
Mashable’s Best Tech of 2015
The Hottest Startups of 2015
The Year’s Biggest Hacks, From Ashley Madison to OPM

‘The Complete Stories’ by Clarice Lispector (New Directions) made the cut on Huffington Post‘s year-end list of gorgeous book covers

2015 in Books
The Best Short Story Collections
What Critics Agree Are the Best Books of 2015
The Best Comics and Graphic Novels
Bill Gates Picks His Favorite Books of 2015
Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of the Year
The Year’s Best Science Books
The Year’s Most Beautiful Book Covers

Spoon and Stable on Gear Patrol’s 25 Best Restaurants in America

2015 in Eating and Drinking
The Best Cookbooks of 2015
The Most Instagrammed Restaurants in America
The Best Restaurants in America in 2015
Food Republic’s 15 Favorite Cookbooks of 2015
Imbibe Magazine’s Most Popular Cocktail Recipes of 2015

Karsten Moran for the New York Times’ Year in Pictures 2015

2015 in News
AP’s Top 100 News Images
Watch: 2015’s Best News Bloopers
The New York Times Stories That Held You the Longest in 2015
The Coolest Science Stories (You May Have Missed)
2015 in Pictures (via the NY Times)
The Best Things That Happened During 2015
5 Huge News Stories in 2015 We Immediately Forgot: “Ariana Grande: Doughnut Licker”
Longreads Picks the Year’s Most Under Recognized Stories
Medium: The Ideas That Moved Us in 2015
2015 in Daily Cartoons, via the New Yorker
The Top 5 NY Times Brunch Hate Reads

This photo from History_Pics made it to Gizmodo‘s year-end list of Fake Viral Photos

And the rest….
Sports Illustrated 2015 Media Awards: Stephen A. Smith makes the list. The bad one.
The Best Board Games of 2015
Top 10 Viral Animal Videos of the Year
Dictionary.com’s Very Political Word of the Year
YouTube’s Annual Rewind Video for 2015
The Year’s Most Popular Podcasts
The Best GIFs of 2015, According to the Internet
The Top 10 Large Scale Art Installations
The Most Hopeful Images of 2015
The Biggest Brand Fails of 2015
76 Viral Images From 2015 (That Were Totally Fake)
The 10 Best Memes of 2015
The Top 10 Viral Sports Videos
Hilarious Winners From the First Annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
25 Moments That Mattered in Travel
10 Outrageous Luxury Watches from 2015
2015’s Cry Baby of the Year
The Best and Worst of Branding in 2015
2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being
The Most Fascinating Space Stories of 2015
What the Most Popular Posts on Instagram in 2015 Say About Us
The Top 10 Houses of 2015
The 12 Hottest Offices of 2015
The 10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015
50 Things Amy Schumer Said This Year: #12: “I’m probably like 160 pounds right now and can catch a dick whenever I want.”
Deadspin’s Favorite Sports Moments
Deadspin’s Annual “What We Got Stuck in Our Rectums Last Year”
Whatever Happened to the 15 People the Internet Hated the Most in 2015
Who Won 2015
The Least Influential People of 2015
2015’s Most Interesting Archaeological Finds
The Best of the “Best of” Lists: Kendrick Lamar, take a bow.
The 10 Best Lists of 2015: #5 “Books That Literally All White Men Own: The Definitive List”

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