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. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of 2011
  2. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  4. MagicRPM: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  5. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  6. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  7. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  8. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  9. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  12. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  13. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  14. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  15. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  16. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  17. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  18. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011
  21. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s