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.

Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011

09 December 2011

Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011

  1. Bon IverBon Iver
  2. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  3. FeistMetals
  4. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  5. DestroyerKaputt
  6. BraidsNative Speaker
  7. AustraFeel It Break
  8. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  9. Timber TimbreCreep On Creepin’ On
  10. Sandro PerriImpossible Spaces
  11. Wild FlagWild Flag
  12. Shotgun JimmieTransistor Sister
  13. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  14. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  15. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  16. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  17. YuckYuck
  18. Rich AucoinWe’re All Dying to Live
  19. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  20. BattlesGloss Drop
  21. Ty SegallGoodbye Bread
  22. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  23. Adele21
  24. Handsome FursSound Kapital
  25. CultsCults
  26. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  27. Dog DayDeformer
  28. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  29. WilcoThe Whole Love
  30. Rural Alberta AdvantageDeparting