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. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  2. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  6. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  7. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  10. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  11. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  12. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  13. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  14. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  19. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  21. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  22. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  23. Guitar World: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  24. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  26. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  27. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  28. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2011
  29. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  30. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  32. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  33. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  34. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  35. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  36. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  37. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011