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.

Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011

22 December 2011

Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011, as published by The Hartford Courant

  1. The AntlersBurst Apart
  2. Wild FlagWild Flag
  3. Lori McKennaLorraine
  4. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  5. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  6. Dex Romweber DuoIs That You in the Blue?
  7. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  8. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  9. WilcoThe Whole Love
  10. Bon IverBon Iver
  11. Amanda ShiresCarrying Lightning
  12. DestroyerKaputt
  13. Lydia LovelessIndestructible Machine
  14. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  15. Centro-maticCandidate Waltz
  16. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  17. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  18. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  19. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  20. The RootsUndun