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. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  2. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  6. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  7. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  8. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  9. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  11. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  14. DIY: Albums of 2011
  15. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  22. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011