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.

Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011

07 December 2011

Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011, as posted by WBEZ and aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2018, 2015, 2014, 2012]

  1. Le ButcherettesSin Sin Sin
  2. Wild FlagWild Flag
  3. Das RacistRelax
  4. The FeeliesHere Before
  5. Danger Mouse & Daniel LuppiRome
  6. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  7. Bewitched HandsBirds & Drums
  8. Tune-YardsWhokill
  9. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  10. The Go! TeamRolling Blackouts
  11. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  12. WilcoThe Whole Love
  13. PonytailDo Whatever You Want All the Time
  14. Raphael SaadiqStone Rollin’
  15. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  16. The Cool KidsWhen Fish Ride Bicycles
  17. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  18. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  19. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  20. MastodonThe Hunter
  21. Van HuntWhat Were You Hoping For?
  22. Sons & DaughtersMirror Mirror
  23. Lucinda WilliamsBlessed
  24. Drive-By TruckersGo-Go Boots
  25. GorillazThe Fall
  26. Lydia LovelessIndestructible Machine
  27. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic
  28. Lupe FiascoLasers
  29. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  30. Damon & NaomiFalse Beats and True Hearts
  31. Steven WilsonGrace for Drowning
  32. Trombone ShortyFor True
  33. Wye OakCivilian
  34. Mannequin MenMannequin Men
  35. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  36. Beats AntiqueElektrafone
  37. Smoking PopesThis Is Only A Test
  38. North Mississippi AllstarsKeys to the Kingdom
  39. Marketa IrglovaAnar
  40. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde