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.

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011

13 December 2011

Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2018, 2012]

  1. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  2. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  3. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  4. Atlas SoundParallax
  5. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  6. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  7. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  8. Cut CopyZonoscope
  9. The AntlersBurst Apart
  10. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  11. Bon IverBon Iver
  12. DestroyerKaputt
  13. Panda BearTomboy
  14. James BlakeJames Blake
  15. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
  16. Tune-YardsWhokill
  17. Wye OakCivilian
  18. Real EstateDays
  19. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  20. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  21. Toro y MoiUnderneath the Pine
  22. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  23. MastodonThe Hunter
  24. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  25. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  26. IceageNew Brigade
  27. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  28. Dirty BeachesBadlands
  29. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  30. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  31. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  32. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  33. DrakeTake Care
  34. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  35. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  36. LiturgyAesthethica
  37. Little DragonRitual Union
  38. WilcoThe Whole Love
  39. The HorrorsSkying
  40. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  41. Washed OutWithin and Without
  42. Pains of Being Pure at HeartBelong
  43. MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  44. Chelsea WolfeApokalypsis
  45. Zola JesusConatus
  46. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  47. Wooden ShjipsWest
  48. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  49. AustraFeel It Break
  50. CultsCults