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.

Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011

01 December 2011

Filter Magazine: Top 20 Albums of 2011

[see also 2012]

  1. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  2. Bon IverBon Iver
  3. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  4. Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do?
  5. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  6. Adele21
  7. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  8. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  9. Washed OutWithin and Without
  10. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP

    Honorable Mentions (in order)

  1. James BlakeJames Blake
  2. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  3. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  4. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  5. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  6. Little DragonRitual Union
  7. Foo FightersWasting Light
  8. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  9. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  10. JusticeAudio,Video,Disco