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. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  3. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  4. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  5. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  6. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  7. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  9. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  10. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  11. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  14. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  17. DIY: Albums of 2011
  18. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011