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. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  2. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  3. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  4. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  6. Margaret Moser: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  8. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  10. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  12. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  13. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  14. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  15. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  16. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  18. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  19. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  20. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  21. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  22. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  23. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  27. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  29. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  30. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  31. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  32. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  33. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s