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.
2011 Albums

Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011

05 December 2011

Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011

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

  1. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  2. DrakeTake Care
  3. Bon IverBon Iver
  4. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  5. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  6. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  7. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  8. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  9. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  10. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  11. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  12. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  13. YuckYuck
  14. AustraFeel It Break
  15. Zola JesusConatus
  16. Neon IndianEra Extraña
  17. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  18. Beyoncé4
  19. IceageNew Brigade
  20. Real EstateDays
  21. Clams CasinoInstrumental Mixtape
  22. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  23. Wild FlagWild Flag
  24. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  25. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  26. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  27. DestroyerKaputt
  28. PictureplaneThee Physical
  29. Washed OutWithin and Without
  30. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  31. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  32. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  33. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  34. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  35. Atlas SoundParallax
  36. Cut CopyZonoscope
  37. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
  38. The AntlersBurst Apart
  39. Nicolas JaarSpace is Only Noise
  40. Kendrick LamarSection.80
  41. Das RacistRelax
  42. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  43. Mr Twin SisterIn Heaven
  44. James BlakeJames Blake
  45. Adele21
  46. Tune-YardsWhokill
  47. WilcoThe Whole Love
  48. OddiseeRock Creek Park
  49. Toro y MoiUnderneath the Pine
  50. Youth LagoonThe Year of Hibernation