The New York Times list is shockingly similar to my own.
No one actually picked the Metacritic list... it's just aggregated from scores of other reviews, like Metacritic itself. I am totally a Metacritic snob and check them for almost every single movie or album I'm interested in.
The Gorilla vs. Bear list is cool, and has some stuff I have to check out.
Paste magazine sure liked The National. You know, it's a great damn album, but it's just not dangerous enough to be #1. Well, like Feist is...
I think Stylus magazine shut down right after posting their best of list. Too bad, I like stylus.
But, they ultimately lost out to the shocking online musical erudition and snobbiness that is Pitchfork Media. See their list on display, and I'm sure it will take me most of the year to work through the stuff of their picks I haven't read yet. It took me until just a few months ago to get through most of last year's list.
Update: Didn't mean to miss the local and lovely Abbey's end of year album list.
[the tinyblog] (Permanent link to this entry)