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.

Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011

16 December 2011

Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. Nerves JuniorAs Bright As Your Night Light
  2. Tune-YardsWhokill
  3. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  4. Bon IverBon Iver
  5. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  6. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  7. Panda BearTomboy
  8. James BlakeJames Blake
  9. The AntlersBurst Apart
  10. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  11. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  12. CultsCults
  13. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  14. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  15. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  16. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  17. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  18. Youth LagoonThe Year of Hibernation
  19. DrakeTake Care
  20. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  21. DestroyerKaputt
  22. KorallrevenAn Album By Korallreven
  23. Zola JesusConatus
  24. Atlas SoundParallax
  25. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  26. WilcoThe Whole Love
  27. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  28. Active ChildYou Are All I See
  29. Mr Twin SisterIn Heaven
  30. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  31. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  32. The RootsUndun
  33. FeistMetals
  34. Beyoncé4
  35. IceageNew Brigade
  36. Nicolas JaarSpace is Only Noise
  37. The HorrorsSkying
  38. AustraFeel It Break
  39. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  40. Wild BeastsSmother