Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  2. Los Angeles Times: Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  3. Slate: Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. NPR Music: Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Austin Chronicle: Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  6. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  8. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  9. Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  10. New York Times: Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  11. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  12. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  14. NPR Music: Bob Boilen: 11 Favorite Albums of 2011
  15. Time: Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  16. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  18. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  19. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. New York: Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  21. New York Times: Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  22. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  24. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  25. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  26. Slate: Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  27. You Ain’t No Picasso: Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  28. Los Angeles Times: Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  29. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  30. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  31. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  32. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  33. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  34. Chicago Sun-Times: Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  35. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  36. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  37. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  38. Spin: The 101 Best Albums Of The 2010s
  39. DIY: Albums of 2011
  40. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  41. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  42. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  43. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  44. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  45. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  46. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  47. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  48. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  49. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011