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.

Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2011

07 December 2011

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2011

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. James FerraroFar Side Virtual
  2. RustieGlass Swords
  3. Eliane RadigueTransamorem – Transmortem
  4. Hype WilliamsOne Nation
  5. The Beach BoysThe SMiLE Sessions
  6. Michael ChapmanThe Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock
  7. DJ RashadJust A Taste
  8. Laurel HaloHour Logic
  9. Lou Reed & MetallicaLulu
  10. John Wall & Alex RogersWork 2006-2011
  11. Keiji Haino / Jim O’Rourke / Oren AmbarchiIn a Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject
  12. Sun ArawAncient Romans
  13. Bill OrcuttHow the Thing Sings
  14. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  15. Peaking Lights936
  16. CorruptedGarten Der Unberwusstheit
  17. Balam AcabWander/Wonder
  18. Ricardo Villalobos & Max LoderbauerRe: ECM
  19. Anti GPresents Kentje’sz Beatsz
  20. Thomas Ankersmit & Valerio TricoliForma II
  21. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  22. Cornelius CardewThe Great Learning
  23. ThundercatThe Golden Age of Apocalypse
  24. HeckerSpeculative Solution
  25. Andy StottWe Stay Together
  26. Ben UFORemix of Rinse 16
  27. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  28. Margaret DygasMargaret Dygas
  29. Jim O’RourkeOld News #5
  30. various artists — Bangs & Works Vol. 2: The Best of Chicago Footwork
  31. EkoplekzIntrusive Incidentalz Vol 1
  32. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  33. The Advisory CircleAs The Crow Flies
  34. Miles DavisLive In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1
  35. Alexander TuckerDorwytch
  36. HelmCryptography
  37. John ChantlerThe Luminous Ground
  38. Ectoplasm GirlsTxN
  39. CindytalkHold Everything Dear
  40. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  41. KuedoSeverant
  42. StructureToad Blinker
  43. The FallErsatz GB
  44. Leyland KirbyIntrigue & Stuff Vol. 1
  45. Patrice & FriendsCashmere Sheets
  46. ZombyDedication
  47. various artists — Music For Merce (1952-2009)
  48. Peter Evans QuintetGhosts
  49. Rrose x Bob OstertagMotormouth Variations
  50. Michael ChapmanTrainsongs: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010