MEGA-LIST: The End of the Year-End
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011

  • Posted by: Ed McGarrigle

For the past couple of weeks, the internetz has been a-buzz with year-end lists. Albums of the year, songs of the year, videos of the year, and even memes of the year have all been evaluated and given a numerical standing on how good they are in comparison to everything else. But with so many people telling you what's the best, who do you listen to? The cold-heartedness of Pitchfork (seriously, Yuck didn't make your top 50?)? The too-easy Rolling Stone (seriously, Super Heavy DID make your top 50?)? Or, the complete randomness of NME (just, what?)? If only there were a way to combine all of these lists into one super-list. Well today, dear readers, is your lucky day.

Using a very scientific method developed by Baeble's own research and development department, we were able to take six popular year end lists (Spin, Rolling Stone, NME, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and Consequence Of Sound), and then break each entry of each list down to give it a point value. Just when each list was broken in to a million and pieces and begging for mercy, we put it all back together to create MEGA-LIST, the destroyer of all other lists, the list to end all lists. Upon reviewing our MEGA-LIST, here's a few things that we learned:

People really like PJ Harvey.

EMA is also a person who makes music.

Despite putting out one of (arguably) their worst albums in years, Radiohead is still better than most other bands.

Paul Simon released an album this year.


So, without further ado, here is 2011's MEGA-LIST, in order with the total amount of points each album received. If you don't like it, don't blame us. Blame the man who invented math and/or the "year-end list."

1. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake 240
2. Bon Iver, Bon Iver 219
3. Girls, Father, Son, Holy Ghost 197
4. St. Vincent, Strange Mercy 195
5. TuneYards, w h o k i l l 193
6. Drake, Take Care 191
7. Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo 180
8. Wild Flag, Wild Flag 175
9. EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints 165
10. M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 163
11. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues 159
12. The Weeknd, House Of Balloons 153
13. Fucked Up, David Comes To Life 147
14. Kanye and Jay-Z, Watch The Throne 138
15. Radiohead, The King Of Limbs 134
16. Beyonce, 4 133
17. Destroyer, Kaputt 131
18. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up 116
19. Yuck, Yuck 101
20. James Blake, James Blake 91
21. Foo Fighters, Wasting Light 90
22. Iceage, New Brigade 89
23. SBTRKT, SBTRKT 89
24. Danny Brown, XXX 89
25. Atlas Sound, Parallax 82
26. Oneohtrix Point Never, Replica 82
27. Real Estate, Days 81
28. Frank Ocean, Nostalgia, Ultra 80
29. The Horrors, Skying 80
30. Kate Bush, 50 Words For Snow 75
31. Adele, 21 73
32. Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact 71
33. Das Racist, Relaxxx 68
34. Lady Gaga, Born This Way 67
35. Katy B, On A Mission 60
36. Panda Bear, Tomboy 59
37. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Mirrors 55
38. The Black Keys, El Camino 54
39. TV On The Radio, Nine Types Of Light 50
40. Metronomy, The English Riviera 49
41. Zola Jesus, Conatus 49
42. Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes 49
43. Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What 48
44. Wilco, The Whole Love 47
45. Wild Beasts, Smother 47
46. Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2 46
47. Arctic Monkeys, Suck It And See 45
48. The Rapture, In The Grace Of Your Love 44
49. The Decemberists, The King Is Dead 44
50. Florence And The Machines, Ceremonials 44

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