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.

BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011

02 December 2011

Music Writers for the BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Wild BeastsSmother
  3. The HorrorsSkying
  4. The AntlersBurst Apart
  5. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  6. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  7. Beyoncé4
  8. Josh T PearsonLast of the Country Gentlemen
  9. Bon IverBon Iver
  10. IceageNew Brigade
  11. BjörkBiophilia
  12. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  13. Katy BOn A Mission
  14. Drive-By TruckersGo-Go Boots
  15. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  16. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  17. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  18. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  19. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place
  20. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  21. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  22. Trap ThemDarker Handcraft
  23. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  24. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  25. Bright EyesThe People’s Key