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. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  3. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  4. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  5. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  6. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  8. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  11. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  13. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011