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.

Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011

04 December 2011

Clash Magazine: Top 40 Albums of 2011

[see also 2012]

  1. ModeselektorMonkeytown
  2. The HorrorsSkying
  3. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  4. BattlesGloss Drop
  5. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  6. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  7. KillsBlood Pressures
  8. Adele21
  9. My Morning JacketCircuital
  10. ZombyDedication
  11. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  12. BjörkBiophilia
  13. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  14. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  15. Wild BeastsSmother
  16. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  17. PLANNINGTOROCKW
  18. Gruff RhysHotel Shampoo
  19. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  20. DJ ShadowThe Less You Know The Better
  21. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  22. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  23. WilcoThe Whole Love
  24. BibioMind Bokeh
  25. Explosions in the SkyTake Care, Take Care, Take Care
  26. Bon IverBon Iver
  27. The Low AnthemSmart Flesh
  28. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  29. Matthew HerbertOne Pig
  30. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  31. Little DragonRitual Union
  32. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  33. KasabianVelociraptor!
  34. White DenimD
  35. Red Hot Chili PeppersI’m With You
  36. Richard DonosoProgress Chance
  37. Wagon ChristToomorrow
  38. Wooden ShjipsWest
  39. When Saints Go MachineKonkylie
  40. Danger Mouse & Daniel LuppiRome