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. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  3. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  8. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  9. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  12. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  13. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  14. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011
  15. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  19. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. DIY: Albums of 2011
  22. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  24. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011