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. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  2. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  3. Spin: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  4. Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  5. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  6. Jody Rosen: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  7. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  8. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Gorilla vs. Bear: Albums of the Decade
  11. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  12. Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  13. Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s