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. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  2. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  4. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  6. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  9. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  10. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  12. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  16. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  17. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011