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. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  2. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  5. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  6. DIY: Albums of 2011
  7. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  8. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Bob Boilen: 11 Favorite Albums of 2011
  10. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  12. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  15. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  17. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  19. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  21. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  23. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  24. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  25. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011