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.

Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011

19 December 2011

Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  2. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  3. DrakeTake Care
  4. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  5. Toro y MoiUnderneath the Pine
  6. Danny BrownXXX
  7. Kendrick LamarSection.80
  8. CultsCults
  9. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  10. J. ColeCole World: The Sideline Story
  11. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  12. The RootsUndun
  13. various artists (Maybach Music Group) — Self Made Vol. 1
  14. Das RacistRelax
  15. Bon IverBon Iver
  16. Pusha TFear of God II: Let Us Pray
  17. Big SeanFinally Famous
  18. YelawolfRadioactive
  19. CommonThe Dreamer, The Believer
  20. Washed OutWithin and Without
  21. Bad Meets EvilHell: The Sequel
  22. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  23. Childish GambinoCamp
  24. Panda BearTomboy
  25. Wiz KhalifaRolling Papers