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. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  3. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  7. Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011
  8. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. DIY: Albums of 2011
  11. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  12. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  14. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  16. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  17. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  21. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  22. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  23. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  25. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  28. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011