The Best Rock Albums of 2011

1. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

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The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Critic Score
97
10 reviews

2. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
89
27 reviews

3. R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

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R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
88
13 reviews

4. Thursday - No Devolucion

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Thursday - No Devolucion
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

5. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - YT//ST

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Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - YT//ST
October 1, 2011
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

6. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

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Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

7. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

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Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
82
23 reviews

8. The Psychic Paramount - II

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The Psychic Paramount - II
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

9. Three Trapped Tigers - Route One or Die

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Three Trapped Tigers - Route One or Die
May 30, 2011
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

10. Russian Circles - Empros

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Russian Circles - Empros
October 25, 2011
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

11. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

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TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

12. Wild Beasts - Smother

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Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

13. The Antlers - Burst Apart

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The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

14. Low - C'mon

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Low - C'mon
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

15. Wilco - The Whole Love

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Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

16. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

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Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

17. Drive-By Truckers - Ugly Buildings, Whores and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009

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Drive-By Truckers - Ugly Buildings, Whores and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009
August 2, 2011
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

18. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

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Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

19. Jesu - Ascension

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Jesu - Ascension
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

20. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck

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The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
March 29, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

21. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

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The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

22. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

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Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

23. Vessels - Helioscope

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Vessels - Helioscope
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

24. The Men - Leave Home

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The Men - Leave Home
May 24, 2011
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

25. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
August 23, 2011
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

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