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. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  3. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  4. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  5. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  6. XLR8R: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  8. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  11. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  12. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  18. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  19. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Jason Diamond: 25 Records Loved in 2011
  21. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  22. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  23. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  25. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  26. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  29. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  30. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  31. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  32. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s