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. Margaret Moser: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  2. Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011
  3. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  4. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  6. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  7. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  8. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  9. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  10. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  12. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  13. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  14. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  15. American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  16. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  17. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  18. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  19. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s