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.

DIY: Albums of 2011

14 December 2011

DIY: Albums of 2011

  1. GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
  2. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  3. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  4. Wild BeastsSmother
  5. The AntlersBurst Apart
  6. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  7. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  8. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  9. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  10. Adele21
  11. Bon IverBon Iver
  12. The HorrorsSkying
  13. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  14. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  15. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re Here Now
  16. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  17. Wild FlagWild Flag
  18. Los CampesinosHello Sadness
  19. Slow ClubParadise
  20. YuckYuck
  21. Summer CampWelcome to Condale
  22. Eleanor FriedbergerLast Summer
  23. Three Trapped TigersRoute One Or Die
  24. Cymbals Eat GuitarsLenses Alien
  25. DestroyerKaputt
  26. James BlakeJames Blake
  27. Tune-YardsWhokill
  28. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  29. Gruff RhysHotel Shampoo
  30. Banjo or FreakoutBanjo or Freakout
  31. Male BondingEndless Now
  32. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  33. pattenGlaqco Xaacsso
  34. Bright EyesThe People’s Key
  35. Tyler, The CreatorGoblin
  36. Real EstateDays
  37. BjörkBiophilia
  38. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  39. BattlesGloss Drop
  40. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  41. Washed OutWithin and Without
  42. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  43. British Sea PowerValhalla Dancehall
  44. Veronica FallsVeronica Falls
  45. IceageNew Brigade
  46. KorallrevenAn Album By Korallreven
  47. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic
  48. Other LivesTamer Animals
  49. Peggy SueAcrobats
  50. Ben HowardEvery Kingdom