The best comedy albums of 2012

When The A.V. Club ranked 2011’s best comedy albums, it seemed like the year had provided almost too much good stuff for us to digest. But 2012 trumped it handily, with a bounty of solid albums from reliable favorites and up-and-comers. All told, our reviewers voted for 21 different albums this year, and listened to…

The best comedy albums of 2011

‪Even before the Internet wrecked the music industry, comedy albums were notoriously low sellers, and it could be argued that podcasts have marginalized them even more over the past few years. But the need for a comedian to have a solid hour (or even 45 minutes) of material will never die, and so long as that remains,…

The best music of 2011 

Every year, The A.V. Club invites its music writers to pick their favorite albums of the past 12 months. (Since we vote in mid-November, this takes us back to December 2010. That means late 2011 albums like The Roots Undun will be eligible next year.) Then we ask that they disperse 100 points over no more than 15 of…

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