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.

FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011

01 December 2011

FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2015, 2012]

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
  3. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  4. AdalitaAdalita
  5. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  6. YuckYuck
  7. HarmonyHarmony
  8. Bon IverBon Iver
  9. Royal HeadacheRoyal Headache
  10. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  11. James BlakeJames Blake
  12. MastodonThe Hunter
  13. Wild FlagWild Flag
  14. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  15. Lanie LaneTo the Horses
  16. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  17. Liam FinnFOMO
  18. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  19. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  20. Cut CopyZonoscope
  21. FeistMetals
  22. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic
  23. Gillian WelchThe Harrow & The Harvest
  24. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  25. Wild BeastsSmother
  26. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  27. BattlesGloss Drop
  28. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  29. Dum Dum GirlsOnly in Dreams
  30. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  31. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  32. The PanicsRain on the Humming Wire
  33. KimbraVows
  34. GotyeMaking Mirrors
  35. The Black KeysEl Camino
  36. Iron & WineKiss Each Other Clean
  37. Tune-YardsWhokill
  38. Teeth and TongueTambourine
  39. The GratesSecret Rituals
  40. WilcoThe Whole Love
  41. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  42. Foster the PeopleTorches
  43. Eagle and the WormGood Times
  44. The Vasco EraThe Vasco Era
  45. My Morning JacketCircuital
  46. The StrokesAngles
  47. KillsBlood Pressures
  48. Charles BradleyNo Time for Dreaming
  49. WagonsRumble, Shake & Tumble
  50. RadioheadThe King of Limbs