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.

Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011

12 December 2011

Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2012]

  1. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  2. The HorrorsSkying
  3. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  4. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  5. The StrokesAngles
  6. KasabianVelociraptor!
  7. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  8. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  9. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  10. Friendly FiresPala
  11. Foo FightersWasting Light
  12. Wild BeastsSmother
  13. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  14. The AntlersBurst Apart
  15. ColdplayMylo Xyloto
  16. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  17. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  18. Iron & WineKiss Each Other Clean
  19. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  20. Jamie WoonMirrorwriting
  21. Bombay Bicycle ClubA Different Kind of Fix
  22. BjörkBiophilia
  23. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  24. Blood OrangeCoastal Grooves
  25. The StreetsComputers and Blues
  26. Bright EyesThe People’s Key
  27. CultsCults
  28. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  29. Esben and the WitchViolet Cries
  30. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  31. Frankie and the HeartstringsHunger
  32. Veronica FallsVeronica Falls
  33. James BlakeJames Blake
  34. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar
  35. Katy BOn A Mission
  36. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  37. MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  38. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  39. Noah & The WhaleLast Night on Earth
  40. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  41. YuckYuck
  42. Adele21
  43. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  44. Danger Mouse & Daniel LuppiRome
  45. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  46. SullyCarrier
  47. RustieGlass Swords
  48. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  49. Tom VekLeisure Seizure
  50. You Me At SixSinners Never Sleep