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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  4. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  6. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  7. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  9. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  11. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  12. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  13. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s