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. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  6. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  7. Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011
  8. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  12. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  13. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  14. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  15. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  17. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  18. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  19. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  21. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  23. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  24. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  26. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  28. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  29. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  30. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  31. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  32. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  33. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  34. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  35. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  36. DIY: Albums of 2011
  37. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  38. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  39. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  40. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  41. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011