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. Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  6. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  7. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011