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

Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011

04 January 2012

Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011, as published by SFGate

  1. [“Nope, nothing.”]
  2. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place
  3. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  4. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  5. Massive Attack vs. BurialFour Walls
  6. [tie]
  7. [tie] Burial, Four Tet, and Thom Yorke12″ single
  8. Explosions in the SkyTake Care, Take Care, Take Care
  9. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  10. The FieldLooping State of Mind
  11. Rival SonsPressure & Time
  12. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!