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. Jason Diamond: 25 Records Loved in 2011
  2. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  3. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  4. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  5. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  11. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  12. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  14. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  15. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  18. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  19. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  20. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  21. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  22. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  23. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  24. DIY: Albums of 2011
  25. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011
  27. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  28. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  29. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  30. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  32. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011