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. Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  5. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  7. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  10. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  11. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  12. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  13. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  14. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  19. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011