Prefix's Top Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 81
Based on 500 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Hip Hop (7), Experimental (5), Indie Rock (4), Folk (4), Indie Pop (3), Electronic (3), Indie Folk (3), Drone (2), Lo-Fi (2), Art Pop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Dream Pop (2), Dubstep (2), Post-Rock (2), Experimental Rock (2), Pop (1), Hardcore Punk (1), R&B (1), Synthpop (1), Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Noise Rock (1), Chillwave (1), Jazz (1)

1. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
87

2. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84

3. Danny Brown - XXX

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
84

4. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
85
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81

5. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
79
14 reviews
USER SCORE
78

6. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
87
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84

7. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
19 reviews
USER SCORE
88

9. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84

10. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82

11. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

12. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
17 reviews
USER SCORE
81

13. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79

14. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87

15. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
February 22, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
4 reviews
USER SCORE
85

16. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
86
19 reviews
USER SCORE
86

17. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82

18. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
73

19. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
13 reviews
USER SCORE
86

20. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
19 reviews
USER SCORE
86

21. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
87
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85

22. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81

23. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
March 22, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
83
6 reviews
USER SCORE
85

25. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

26. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

27. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

28. Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen

Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
March 29, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78

29. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83

30. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80

31. Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam

Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
March 8, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
71

32. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

33. Cass McCombs - WIT'S END

Cass McCombs - WIT'S END
April 26, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78

34. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79

35. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

36. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
September 27, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85

37. Dirty Beaches - Badlands

Dirty Beaches - Badlands
March 29, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
82
7 reviews
USER SCORE
70

38. Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
January 25, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
74

39. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
71
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81

40. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77

41. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86

42. Grails - Deep Politics

Grails - Deep Politics
March 8, 2011
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
4 reviews
USER SCORE
84

43. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre
May 10, 2011
Jazz
CRITIC SCORE
85
5 reviews
USER SCORE
83

44. Peaking Lights - 936

Peaking Lights - 936
February 8, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79

45. Clams Casino - Instrumental

Clams Casino - Instrumental
March 2, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
4 reviews
USER SCORE
79

46. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
82
17 reviews
USER SCORE
86

47. Young Widows - In and Out of Youth and Lightness

Young Widows - In and Out of Youth and Lightness
April 12, 2011
Noise Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
5 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

48. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
18 reviews
USER SCORE
72

49. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
February 15, 2011
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

50. Vetiver - The Errant Charm

Vetiver - The Errant Charm
June 14, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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