Oscars forum is doing one, so I say why not.
Metacritic is currently compiling several lists from publication and it’s a nice thing to check out.
Any other lists?
Paste magazine posted their year-end lists this week. Here are the links, along with their top ten songs and albums. Paste tends to lean way too far toward folk rock bands (Dawes, Middle Brother, etc.) but they’re still fairly decent lists. I was glad to see my favorite album of the year (M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming) and it’s never a bad thing to see Bon Iver top a year end list.
Paste’s Top Ten Albums of 2011
1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
2. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
3. My Morning Jacket, Circuital
4. tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l
5. Middle Brother, Middle Brother
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jr., It’s a Corporate World
7. Wilco, The Whole Love
8. Dawes, Nothing is Wrong
9. M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
10. The Decemberists, The King is Dead
Paste’s Top Ten Singles of 2011
1. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
2. M83 – Midnight City
3. Typhoon – The Honest Truth
4. tUnE-yArDs – Powa
5. Phantogram – Don’t Move
6. Generationals – Ten-Twenty-Ten
7. Tom Waits – Bad as Me
8. Wilco – Art of Almost
9. Cults – Go Outside
10. Bon Iver – Calgary
Thanks for posting, James! I’m very surprised by the lack of “Surgeon” by St. Vincent.
Here some already released lists.