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.

Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011

11 December 2011

Magnet Magazine: Top 20 Albums of 2011

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012]

  1. YuckYuck
  2. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  3. Wild FlagWild Flag
  4. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic
  5. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  6. R.E.M.Collapse Into Now
  7. Bright EyesThe People’s Key
  8. Wye OakCivilian
  9. Bird of YouthDefender
  10. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  11. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  12. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  13. Bon IverBon Iver
  14. Tune-YardsWhokill
  15. WilcoThe Whole Love
  16. KillsBlood Pressures
  17. Eleanor FriedbergerLast Summer
  18. Thurston MooreDemolished Thoughts
  19. Panda BearTomboy
  20. James BlakeJames Blake