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. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  2. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  6. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  7. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  8. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  9. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  12. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  13. DIY: Albums of 2011
  14. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  19. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Resident Advisor: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  21. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  22. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  23. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  24. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  28. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  29. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  30. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  32. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  33. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  34. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s