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.

Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011

23 December 2011

Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011, as published by The Chicago Sun-Times

  1. Wild FlagWild Flag
  2. Ezra Furman & the HarpoonsMysterious Power
  3. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  4. The RootsUndun
  5. WilcoThe Whole Love
  6. Beyoncé4
  7. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  8. Childish GambinoCamp
  9. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  10. Ximena SarinanaXimena Sarinana
  11. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  12. Foo FightersWasting Light
  13. Raphael SaadiqStone Rollin’
  14. The FeeliesHere Before
  15. Tune-YardsWhokill
  16. Ron SexsmithLong Player Late Bloomer
  17. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar
  18. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  19. BattlesGloss Drop
  20. SloanThe Double Cross