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. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  5. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  6. Chris Riemenschneider: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  10. Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011
  11. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  12. Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  13. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  15. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011