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. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  2. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  3. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  4. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  5. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  6. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  7. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  8. Bradford Cox: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  10. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  11. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  12. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  15. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  17. DIY: Albums of 2011
  18. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Sonic: Best Albums of 2011
  22. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  23. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  24. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  26. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  28. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  29. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  30. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  32. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  33. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  34. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  35. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  36. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  37. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  38. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s