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.

Ty Burr: Top Movies of 2011

29 December 2011

Ty Burr: Top Movies of 2011, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2014, 2012]

  1. HugoMartin Scorsese
  2. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  3. The ClockChristian Marclay
  4. The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
  5. Le quattro volteMichelangelo Frammartino
  6. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  7. Bill Cunningham New YorkRichard Press
  8. MoneyballBennett Miller
  9. Win WinTom McCarthy
  10. LimitlessBradley Cooper

Wesley Morris: Top Movies of 2011

29 December 2011

Wesley Morris: Top Movies of 2011, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  2. Le quattro volteMichelangelo Frammartino
  3. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  4. The InterruptersSteve James
  5. City of Life and DeathLu Chuan
  6. PoetryLee Chang-dong
  7. 3Tom Tykwer
  8. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  9. ContagionSteven Soderbergh
  10. The FutureMiranda July

Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011

29 December 2011

Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011, as published by The Toronto Globe and Mail

  1. FeistMetals
  2. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  3. Jennifer CastleCastlemusic
  4. Danger Mouse & Daniel LuppiRome
  5. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  6. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  7. BraidsNative Speaker
  8. We Are Enfant TerribleExplicit Pictures
  9. Christine FellowsFemmes de Chez Nous
  10. The RootsUndun

Dave Morris: Top 10 Albums of 2011

28 December 2011

Dave Morris: Top 10 Albums of 2011, as published by The Toronto Globe and Mail

  1. The HorrorsSkying
  2. various artists — Bangs and Works, Volume 2
  3. Tyler, The CreatorGoblin
  4. 2562Fever
  5. WoodsmanRare Forms
  6. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  7. JackmasterFabricLive 57
  8. Pinch and ShackletonPinch & Shackleton
  9. Four TetFabricLive 59
  10. Pusha TFear of God II: Let Us Pray

Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011

28 December 2011

Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011, as published by The Toronto Globe and Mail

  1. FeistMetals
  2. The RootsUndun
  3. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  4. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  5. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What
  6. James BlakeJames Blake
  7. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  8. Wild FlagWild Flag
  9. Meshell NdegeocelloWeather
  10. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient