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.

Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011

15 December 2011

Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. FeistMetals
  2. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What
  3. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  4. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  5. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  6. DrakeTake Care
  7. Tune-YardsWhokill
  8. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  9. Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly-RythmoCotonou Club
  10. LiturgyAesthethica