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. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  3. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  8. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  9. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  10. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  12. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  14. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  15. AwkwardSound: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  19. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  20. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  22. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  23. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  24. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  25. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  26. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  27. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  28. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  29. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  30. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  31. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  32. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  33. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  34. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  35. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  36. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  37. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s