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. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  2. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  3. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  6. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  8. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  11. Bob Boilen: 11 Favorite Albums of 2011
  12. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  13. Filter: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  14. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Resident Advisor: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  19. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  21. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  22. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  23. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  24. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  26. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  28. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  29. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  30. DIY: Albums of 2011
  31. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  32. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  33. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade
  34. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  35. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  36. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  37. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  38. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  39. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  40. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  41. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  42. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  43. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  44. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  45. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  46. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  48. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s