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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  4. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  6. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  9. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  10. DIY: Albums of 2011
  11. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  12. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  13. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  15. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  17. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  19. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  21. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  24. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  25. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  26. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  28. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011