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. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  6. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  7. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  8. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  13. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  14. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. DIY: Albums of 2011
  16. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  17. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  19. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011