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.

Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011

30 November 2011

The Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2012]

  1. The AntlersBurst Apart
  2. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  3. The HorrorsSkying
  4. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  5. Bombay Bicycle ClubA Different Kind of Fix
  6. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  7. Wild BeastsSmother
  8. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  9. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  10. BattlesGloss Drop
  11. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  12. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  13. YuckYuck
  14. Friendly FiresPala
  15. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  16. Washed OutWithin and Without
  17. Bon IverBon Iver
  18. James BlakeJames Blake
  19. Veronica FallsVeronica Falls
  20. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  21. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  22. Real EstateDays
  23. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  24. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  25. White DenimD
  26. Baxter DuryHappy Soup
  27. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  28. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  29. BraidsNative Speaker
  30. Gardens & VillaGardens & Villa
  31. MazesA Thousand Heys
  32. Dutch UnclesCadenza
  33. Noah & The WhaleLast Night on Earth
  34. Gruff RhysHotel Shampoo
  35. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  36. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  37. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  38. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  39. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic
  40. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  41. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  42. ColdplayMylo Xyloto
  43. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  44. Cerebral BallzyCerebral Ballzy
  45. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  46. The StrokesAngles
  47. Slow ClubParadise
  48. British Sea PowerValhalla Dancehall
  49. The Naked and FamousPassive Me, Aggressive You
  50. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar