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. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  6. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  11. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  13. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  15. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  18. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  19. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  21. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  22. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  23. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011