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.

NME: Best Albums of 2011

07 December 2011

NME: Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012]

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  3. The HorrorsSkying
  4. Wild BeastsSmother
  5. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  6. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  7. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  8. Katy BOn A Mission
  9. Tune-YardsWhokill
  10. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  11. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  12. ScumAgain Into Eyes
  13. SuunsZeroes QC
  14. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  15. Wild FlagWild Flag
  16. Bombay Bicycle ClubA Different Kind of Fix
  17. BattlesGloss Drop
  18. Cat’s EyesCat’s Eyes
  19. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  20. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  21. KasabianVelociraptor!
  22. Noah & The WhaleLast Night on Earth
  23. YuckYuck
  24. Big TalkBig Talk
  25. PLANNINGTOROCKW
  26. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  27. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  28. The FieldLooping State of Mind
  29. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  30. Friendly FiresPala
  31. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  32. Alex TurnerSubmarine OST
  33. JusticeAudio,Video,Disco
  34. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  35. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  36. IceageNew Brigade
  37. White DenimD
  38. BjörkBiophilia
  39. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  40. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  41. Death GripsExmilitary
  42. Patrick WolfLupercalia
  43. Foo FightersWasting Light
  44. DestroyerKaputt
  45. AustraFeel It Break
  46. Bon IverBon Iver
  47. Real EstateDays
  48. Slow ClubParadise
  49. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  50. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne