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. Mark Morford: Top 10 Most Awesome Records of 2011
  2. Stephen Thompson: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  5. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  6. BBC: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  7. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  8. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  9. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  10. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  12. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s