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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011

14 December 2011

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2011

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

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  3. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  4. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  5. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  6. Tune-YardsWhokill
  7. Bon IverBon Iver
  8. Katy BOn A Mission
  9. Wild BeastsSmother
  10. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  11. Das RacistRelax
  12. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  13. Meshell NdegeocelloWeather
  14. DrakeTake Care
  15. Patrick WolfLupercalia
  16. James BlakeJames Blake
  17. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  18. DestroyerKaputt
  19. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  20. Hank 3Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town
  21. Young GalaxyShapeshifting
  22. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  23. Ben SolleeInclusions
  24. Fred FalkePart IV
  25. YuckYuck