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SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011

SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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50. Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

March 29, 2011
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

49. YOB - Atma

August 16, 2011
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

48. Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
October 11, 2011
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

46. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

April 12, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

It's Grohl's most memorable set of songs since 1997's The Colour and the Shape.

45. Azari & III - Azari & III

August 1, 2011
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

44. The Roots - Undun

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

42. Eric Church - Chief

July 26, 2011
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

41. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

39. Beyoncé - 4

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

38. Zola Jesus - Conatus

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
76
24 reviews

36. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

34. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

31. Yuck - Yuck

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

29. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
71
20 reviews
While most 21st-century pop stars pulverize their imperfections into an Auto-Tuned slurry, she boldly wears her audacity like a meat dress. Lady Gaga certainly wasn't born this way, but she's making a convincing case that she's evolving into our most surreally brilliant pop star.

28. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

27. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

March 22, 2011
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

25. Cass McCombs - WIT'S END

April 26, 2011
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

25. Cass McCombs - Humor Risk

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
73
18 reviews

24. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
65
13 reviews

23. Iceage - New Brigade

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

22. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

With Take Care, Drake has his accelerated Kanye West moment — when a little too much ambition and all the asshole feelings he's got inside coalesce into an insular, indulgent, sad-sack hip-hop epic.

18. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

16. Das Racist - Relax

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

Vernon re-accesses that potent sense of self on Bon Iver, a stunning sophomore set whose landscape-painting cover art underscores the idea that his songs inhabit their own psychological space.

13. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

9. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

6. Danny Brown - XXX

August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

1. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
83
23 reviews

It's one 
of the most overly complicated hard-rock records 
of the past ten years. It's also one of the best.

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