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. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  2. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  3. Margaret Wappler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  4. Ann Powers: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  5. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  6. Pretty Much Amazing: 40 Best Albums of 2011
  7. Austin Powell: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  8. Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011
  10. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  11. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  12. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  13. musicOMH: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  14. Bob Boilen: 11 Favorite Albums of 2011
  15. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  16. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  17. Claire Suddath: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  18. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  19. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  21. Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  22. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  23. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  24. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  25. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  26. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  27. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  28. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  29. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  30. Entertainment Weekly: 20 Best Albums of 2011
  31. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  32. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  33. Owl Mag: Best Albums of 2011
  34. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  35. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  36. Pinpoint Music: Top 25 Albums of 2011
  37. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  38. DIY: Albums of 2011
  39. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  40. Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  41. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  42. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  43. Mojo: Best Albums of 2011
  44. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  45. Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2011
  46. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  47. Piccadilly Records: Albums of 2011