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. Greg Kot: Top Albums of 2011
  2. Thomas Conner: Top Albums of 2011
  3. Jim DeRogatis: 40 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Eric R. Danton: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  5. Magnet: Top 20 Albums of 2011
  6. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  7. Todd Martens: Top 15 Albums of 2011
  8. Brad Wheeler: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  9. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  10. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  11. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011
  12. Exclaim: 30 Best Pop & Rock Albums of 2011
  13. FasterLouder: Best Albums of 2011
  14. NME: Best Albums of 2011
  15. A.V. Club: Best Music of 2011
  16. DIY: Albums of 2011
  17. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011
  18. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  19. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  20. Matt Jordan: 30 Favorite Albums of 2011
  21. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  22. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  23. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  24. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  25. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011