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.

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011

20 December 2011

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012]

  1. Wye OakCivilian
  2. TwerpsThe Twerps
  3. Gold LeavesThe Ornament
  4. Real EstateDays
  5. Cloud NothingsCloud Nothings
  6. Pure XPleasure
  7. SeaponyGo With Me
  8. The AntlersBurst Apart
  9. IceageNew Brigade
  10. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  11. Other LivesTamer Animals
  12. Light for FireLight for Fire
  13. Girls NamesDead to Me
  14. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  15. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  16. SnowmineLaminate Pet Animal
  17. The DrumsPortamento
  18. Comet GainHowl of the Lonely Crowd
  19. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar
  20. YuckYuck
  21. Craft SpellsIdle Labor
  22. Mind SpidersMind Spiders
  23. Atlas SoundParallax
  24. PapercutsFading Parade
  25. DucktailsDucktails III
  26. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  27. Cut Off Your HandsHollow
  28. GroomsProm
  29. Wax IdolsNo Future
  30. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  31. Sonny and the SunsetsHit After Hit
  32. Okkervil RiverI Am Very Far
  33. Devon WilliamsEuphoria
  34. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  35. Crystal StiltsIn Love With Oblivion
  36. Male BondingNothing Hurts
  37. Chad Van GaalenDiaper Island
  38. Chelsea WolfeApokalypsis
  39. Bad SportsKings of the Weekend
  40. Tim CohenMagic Trick
  41. The RosebudsLoud Planes Fly Low
  42. ObitsMoody, Standard and Poor
  43. DestroyerKaputt
  44. Dum Dum GirlsOnly in Dreams
  45. Geoffrey O’ ConnorVanity is Forever
  46. Blue Skies for Black HeartsEmbracing the Modern Age
  47. Rural Alberta AdvantageDeparting
  48. AM & Shawn LeeCelestial Electric
  49. Secret CitiesStrange Hearts
  50. The New TigersThe New Tigers