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. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  2. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  3. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Chris Richards: Best Pop Albums of 2011
  5. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  9. Antiquiet: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  10. SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  12. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  14. Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  15. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  16. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  17. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  20. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  21. Gigwise: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  23. I Guess I’m Floating: 30 Best Albums of 2011
  24. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  25. Hot Press: Top 30 Albums of 2011
  26. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  27. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  28. Clash: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  29. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  30. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  31. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  32. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  33. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  34. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  35. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  36. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  37. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s