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. Ben Ratliff: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  3. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  6. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  7. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  10. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011