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. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  3. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  4. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  5. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  6. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  9. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  11. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011
  12. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  13. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  15. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  16. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  17. Jason Diamond: 25 Records Loved in 2011
  18. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  21. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  22. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  23. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  24. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  26. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  27. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011
  30. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011