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.
  1. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  4. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  6. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  7. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  9. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  12. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  13. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  15. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  16. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  17. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  18. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  20. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  22. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  23. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  25. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  28. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011