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. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  2. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  3. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  5. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  7. Rip It Up: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  8. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  10. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  11. Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011
  12. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  13. Randall Roberts: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  15. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  16. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. DIY: Albums of 2011
  21. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  23. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  24. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  26. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  27. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  29. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  30. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  31. Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  32. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  33. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  34. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  35. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  36. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  37. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  38. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  39. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  40. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  41. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  42. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  43. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  44. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  45. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  46. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  47. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  48. Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2011
  49. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  50. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  51. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  52. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  53. Vice: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  54. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  55. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s