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. Jason Bentley: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Ology: Top 15 Indie/Alternative Albums of 2011
  3. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  5. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  6. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  7. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  10. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  12. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  14. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  15. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  17. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  19. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  20. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  22. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011