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.

Sonic: Best Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Sonic Magazine: Best Albums of 2011 [staff lists]

[see also 2012]

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Gillian WelchThe Harrow & The Harvest
  3. My Morning JacketCircuital
  4. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What
  5. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  6. James BlakeJames Blake
  7. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  8. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  9. TinariwenTassili
  10. FeistMetals
  11. Bon IverBon Iver
  12. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  13. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  14. WilcoThe Whole Love
  15. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  16. A. A. BondyBelievers
  17. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  18. Adele21
  19. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  20. Tyler, The CreatorGoblin
  21. DeporteesIslands & Shores
  22. ZombyDedication
  23. Ison & FilleFör evigt
  24. Holy Ghost!Holy Ghost!
  25. Jonathan JohanssonKlagomuren