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. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  4. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  5. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011
  7. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  8. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. DIY: Albums of 2011
  11. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  12. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  14. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  17. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  18. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  19. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  21. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  22. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  23. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  24. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  25. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  29. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  30. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s