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. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  2. Bob Boilen: 11 Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Chris Riemenschneider: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  6. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  7. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  8. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  9. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  11. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  12. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  13. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  15. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  16. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  17. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  19. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  20. Guitar World: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  22. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  23. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  25. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  26. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  29. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  30. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011