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. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  6. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  8. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011