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. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  5. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  9. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  10. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  12. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  13. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  14. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  15. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  16. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  17. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  21. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  22. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  23. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  25. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  28. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  30. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  31. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  32. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  33. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011