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.

Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011

22 December 2011

Matt Jordan of You Ain’t No Picasso: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011

  1. My Morning JacketCircuital
  2. Handsome FursSound Kapital
  3. Mister HeavenlyOut of Love
  4. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  5. Louis C.K.Hilarious
  6. Patton OswaltFinest Hour
  7. Portugal. The ManIn the Mountain in the Cloud
  8. CultsCults
  9. Little ScreamGolden Record
  10. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  11. Tune-YardsWhokill
  12. COOLRUNNINGSDracula Is Only The Beginning
  13. The Black KeysEl Camino
  14. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  15. Peter Bjorn and JohnGimme Some
  16. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  17. Yellow OstrichWHALE
  18. They Might Be GiantsJoin Us
  19. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  20. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  21. BattlesGloss Drop
  22. DeerhoofDeerhoof vs Evil
  23. Idiot GleePaddywhack
  24. Wild FlagWild Flag
  25. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  26. Cass McCombsWIT’S END
  27. Sleeper AgentCelabrasion
  28. Cage the ElephantThank You, Happy Birthday
  29. Charlotte GainsbourgStage Whisper
  30. FishboyClassic Creeps