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. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  6. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011
  8. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  9. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. Margaret Moser: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  12. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  13. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  14. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  15. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  16. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  17. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  18. DIY: Albums of 2011
  19. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  20. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  21. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  22. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  23. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  24. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  25. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  26. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s