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. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  2. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  6. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  7. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  8. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  10. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  12. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s