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. James Reed: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  3. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  4. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  5. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  6. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011