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. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  2. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  9. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  11. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  12. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  13. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011
  14. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  17. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2011
  19. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  21. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011