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. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Margaret Moser: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Chris Riemenschneider: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Rip It Up: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  8. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  10. Jon Bream: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  12. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  17. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  18. Guitar World: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011