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. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  2. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  3. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  5. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  6. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  10. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  12. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  13. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  14. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  15. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  16. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  17. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  18. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  19. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  21. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  22. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  23. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  24. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  25. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  27. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  28. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  29. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  30. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  32. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s