Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Rise: Records of the Year 2011

28 November 2011

Rise: Records of the Year 2011 [main list]

  1. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  2. Tune-YardsWhokill
  3. WallsCoracle
  4. Jonathan WilsonGentle Spirit
  5. Josh T PearsonLast of the Country Gentlemen
  6. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  7. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  8. The AntlersBurst Apart
  9. Little DragonRitual Union
  10. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  11. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  12. Balam AcabWander / Wonder
  13. Wooden ShjipsWest
  14. BraidsNative Speaker
  15. Nicolas JaarSpace is Only Noise
  16. Veronica FallsVeronica Falls
  17. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  18. Real EstateDays
  19. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  20. Wye OakCivilian
  21. White DenimD
  22. GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
  23. Fair OhsEverything Is Dancing
  24. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  25. Other LivesTamer Animals
  26. The FieldLooping State of Mind
  27. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  28. WilcoThe Whole Love
  29. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  30. Lanterns on the LakeGracious Tide, Take Me Home
  31. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  32. BattlesGloss Drop
  33. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  34. HyetalBroadcast
  35. CultsCults
  36. Cat’s EyesCat’s Eyes
  37. Dutch UnclesCadenza
  38. Blood OrangeCoastal Grooves
  39. DeerhoofDeerhoof vs. Evil
  40. Little RoyBattle For Seattle
  41. MastodonThe Hunter
  42. PLANNINGTOROCKW
  43. Zun Zun EguiKatang
  44. Wild BeastsSmother
  45. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  46. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  47. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  48. James BlakeJames Blake
  49. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  50. Summer CampWelcome to Condale