So, 2011 is drawing to a close, and all the music rags are coming out with their “Best of 2011″ lists. Though Zite, Flipboard or your favorite RSS reader might have already aggregated these and others for you, here’s a sampling I think is pretty spot on.
- This one’s almost a cheat, as it’s really 3 lists: The 50 best albums of 2011, The 50 Best Singles of 2011, and The Best Movies of 2011
Rolling Stone’s Best of 2011
- SPIN’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2011: Plus Download Free 19-Song Mixtape!
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- NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2011 : NPR
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- The 10 Best Rap Guest Verses Of 2011
- 10 Best Rock Songs of 2011
- The Best Albums of 2011: 40 Records That Made This Year Unforgettable
- Top 50 Albums of 2011
- Best Albums of 2011 [HearYa's Top 50]
- Pitchfork enters the foray with a nicely annotated list. Even if I ignore the repeats from others, and Beyonce, it’ll still take me a bit to read through:
Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2011
- This one from s kind of fun – not exactly a music list, but the drama that surrounds it:
10 Most Surprising Music Stories Of The Year