07 Dec Best of Lists Popping Up All Over
Can you believe it’s already December? I certainly can’t! If you do need proof that the year is almost over though, let me point you to the plethora of Best of 2011 lists popping up all over the internet. Based on these lists, 2011 was a year hard to peg down. There was no discernable genre, style or band that became overly pervasive (the year of Gaga?) and many of the lists published so far look quite different from each other. The editors and writers at Smells Like Pop are working hard on their lists and checking them twice–we’ll let you know soon who’s been naughty and nice! For now, take a look at these:
- NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2011
- The Portable Infinite’s Top Albums of 2011
- MetaCritic’s Best Debut Albums of 2011 – The Freshmen 15
- Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums of 2011
- MetaCritic’s Round-up of Critic’s Best of Lists
- Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2011 – Take it with the usual grain of salt!
- NME’s (leaked) Best Albums of 2011
- Uncut’s (leaked) Best Albums of 2011
- Paste’s 50 Best Albums of 2011 (they’re still around?)
- Filter Magazine’s Best Albums of 2011
- Mojo’s (leaked) Best of 2011 List
- Amazon.com’s Best of 2011 Music
Biggest surprise for me? Wilco…”Capitol City” is one of the lamest songs put out this year, and that St. Vincent’s album didn’t go any higher.