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.
2011 Albums

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011

16 December 2011

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011

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

  1. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  2. Bon IverBon Iver
  3. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  4. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  5. Foo FightersWasting Light
  6. James BlakeJames Blake
  7. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  8. Tune-YardsWhokill
  9. DestroyerKaputt
  10. DrakeTake Care
  11. The AntlersBurst Apart
  12. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  13. Beyoncé4
  14. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  15. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  16. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  17. The HorrorsSkying
  18. Atlas SoundParallax
  19. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  20. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  21. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  22. ThundercatThe Golden Age of Apocalypse
  23. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  24. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  25. Panda BearTomboy
  26. Wild FlagWild Flag
  27. Childish GambinoCamp
  28. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  29. The MenLeave Home
  30. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  31. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  32. GotyeMaking Mirrors
  33. Cut CopyZonoscope
  34. Adele21
  35. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  36. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  37. Real EstateDays
  38. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  39. Danny BrownXXX
  40. The Mountain GoatsAll Eternals Deck
  41. Washed OutWithin and Without
  42. Kendrick LamarSection.80
  43. Mikal CroninMikal Cronin
  44. YuckYuck
  45. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  46. Summer CampWelcome to Condale
  47. Ty SegallGoodbye Bread
  48. AstronautalisThis is Our Science
  49. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar
  50. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire