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.

Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011

10 January 2012

Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  3. Lisa HanniganPassenger
  4. Bon IverBon Iver
  5. The HorrorsSkying
  6. Cashier No. 9To the Death of Fun
  7. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  8. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  9. Wild BeastsSmother
  10. BjörkBiophilia
  11. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  12. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  13. PugwashThe Olympus Sound
  14. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  15. WilcoThe Whole Love
  16. James BlakeJames Blake
  17. The CoronasCloser To You
  18. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  19. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  20. FeistMetals
  21. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  22. The MinutesMarcata
  23. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  24. Childish GambinoCamp
  25. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  26. We Cut CornersToday I Realised I Could Walk Home Backwards
  27. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  28. Snow PatrolFallen Empires
  29. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  30. The WaterboysAn Appointment with Mr. Yeats