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.

Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011

01 December 2011

Fact Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  2. RustieGlass Swords
  3. Clams CasinoInstrumentals
  4. PrurientBermuda Drain
  5. AraabMuzikElectronic Dream
  6. James FerraroFar Side Virtual
  7. DrakeTake Care
  8. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place
  9. LV & Joshua IdehenRoutes
  10. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  11. Laurel HaloHour Logic
  12. James BlakeJames Blake
  13. Julia HolterTragedy
  14. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  15. ZombyDedication
  16. KuedoSeverant
  17. Motion Sickness of Time TravelSeeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious
  18. Patrice & FriendsCashmere Sheets
  19. Danny BrownXXX
  20. Cut HandsAfro Noise Vol. 1
  21. Roly PorterAftertime
  22. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  23. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  24. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
  25. MachinedrumRoom(s)
  26. ByetoneSyMeta
  27. Peaking Lights936
  28. Andy StottPassed Me By
  29. pattenGLAQJO XAACSSO
  30. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  31. Ricardo Villalobos & Max LoderbauerRe: ECM
  32. The HorrorsSkying
  33. Main Attrakionz808s & Dark Grapes II
  34. Kode9 and The SpaceapeBlack Sun
  35. Jon BrooksMusic For Thomas Carnacki Vol. 1
  36. Tropic of CancerThe End of All Things
  37. Balam AcabWander / Wonder
  38. SurgeonBreaking the Frame
  39. James PantsJames Pants
  40. The Haxan CloakThe Haxan Cloak
  41. LegoweltThe Teac Life
  42. 2562Fever
  43. Wild BeastsSmother
  44. BjörkBiophilia
  45. Blanck MassBlanck Mass
  46. DamuUnity
  47. ContainerLP
  48. Juicy J & Lex LugerRubba Band Business 2
  49. Africa Hitech93 Million Miles
  50. Xander HarrisUrban Gothic