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. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  2. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  6. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  7. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  11. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  12. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  14. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  15. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. DIY: Albums of 2011
  17. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  18. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  21. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011