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. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  3. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Chris Riemenschneider: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  6. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  7. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  12. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  13. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  14. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  15. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  18. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  21. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  23. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  24. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  25. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  27. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  28. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  29. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  30. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  31. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  32. DIY: Albums of 2011
  33. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  34. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  35. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  36. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  37. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  38. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  39. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  40. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  41. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  42. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  43. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  44. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  45. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  46. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  47. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  48. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  49. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  50. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  51. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  52. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  53. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  54. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  55. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  56. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s