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. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  2. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  4. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  5. Robert Everett-Green: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  7. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  9. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Dave Morris: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  12. DIY: Albums of 2011
  13. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  14. Web in Front: Best Albums of 2011
  15. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  16. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  18. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  19. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  20. Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  21. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Richard Trapunski: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  23. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  24. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  25. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  27. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  28. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  29. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  30. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  31. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  32. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  33. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  34. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  35. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  36. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  37. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  38. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  39. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  40. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  41. Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  42. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  43. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s