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.

Ben Ratliff: Top 10 Albums of 2011

15 December 2011

Ben Ratliff: Top 10 Albums of 2011, as published by The New York Times

  1. Pistol AnniesHell on Heels
  2. Jason Moran / Robert Glasper Double TripLive 1/15/11 WBGO
  3. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  4. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What
  5. YOBAtma
  6. Kris DavisAeriol Piano
  7. Deaf CenterOwl Splinters
  8. Craig TabornAvenging Angel
  9. Kendrick LamarSection.80
  10. Mia Doi ToddCosmic Ocean Ship