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.

musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011

12 December 2011

musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2012]

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  3. Wild BeastsSmother
  4. Tune-YardsWhokill
  5. Bon IverBon Iver
  6. The AntlersBurst Apart
  7. The HorrorsSkying
  8. BjörkBiophilia
  9. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  10. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  11. Summer CampWelcome to Condale
  12. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  13. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  14. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  15. Little DragonRitual Union
  16. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  17. Slow ClubParadise
  18. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  19. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  20. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  21. A Winged Victory For The SullenA Winged Victory for the Sullen
  22. Arctic MonkeysArctic Monkeys
  23. Iron & WineKiss Each Other Clean
  24. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  25. GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
  26. Bill Wells & Aidan MoffatEverything’s Getting Older
  27. I Break HorsesHearts
  28. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  29. James BlakeJames Blake
  30. Explosions in the SkyTake Care, Take Care, Take Care
  31. Friendly FiresPala
  32. Azari & IIIAzari & III
  33. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  34. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  35. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  36. Washed OutWithin and Without
  37. Gus GusArabian Horse
  38. Nicolas JaarSpace is Only Noise
  39. Cat’s EyesCat’s Eyes
  40. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  41. Nils FrahmFelt
  42. AustraFeel It Break
  43. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  44. ZombyDedication
  45. MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  46. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  47. Gillian WelchThe Harrow & The Harvest
  48. Patrick WolfLupercalia
  49. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  50. Cut CopyZonoscope