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. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  5. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  6. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  7. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  8. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  12. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  15. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  16. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  20. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  21. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  22. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  24. DIY: Albums of 2011
  25. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  28. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  29. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s