Prefix's Top Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
500 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), Chillwave (1), Jazz (1), Pop (1), Hardcore Punk (1), R&B (1), Synthpop (1), Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Noise Rock (1)

1. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
63 ratings

2. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

3. Danny Brown - XXX

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
83
48 ratings

4. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

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

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

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
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
84
92 ratings

7. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
88 ratings

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88
201 ratings

9. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83
52 ratings

10. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
67 ratings

11. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
109 ratings

12. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

13. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80
33 ratings

14. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
140 ratings

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

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
February 22, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
5 reviews
USER SCORE
84
20 ratings

16. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
166 ratings

17. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83
61 ratings

18. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
74
10 ratings

19. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
78 ratings

20. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

21. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
86
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85
41 ratings

22. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
40 ratings

23. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
128 ratings

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
15 ratings

25. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
71
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
20 ratings

26. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
13 ratings

27. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
55 ratings

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

Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
March 29, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78
2 ratings

29. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

30. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
32 ratings

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
1 rating

32. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
26 ratings

33. Cass McCombs - WIT'S END

Cass McCombs - WIT'S END
April 26, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77
8 ratings

34. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
80
28 ratings

35. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
45 ratings

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
85 ratings

37. Dirty Beaches - Badlands

Dirty Beaches - Badlands
March 29, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
82
7 reviews
USER SCORE
71
10 ratings

38. Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
January 25, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
74
14 ratings

39. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
70
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
53 ratings

40. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

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

41. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87
127 ratings

42. Grails - Deep Politics

Grails - Deep Politics
March 8, 2011
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
4 reviews
USER SCORE
81
4 ratings

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
84
5 reviews
USER SCORE
81
5 ratings

44. Peaking Lights - 936

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

45. Clams Casino - Instrumental

Clams Casino - Instrumental
March 2, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
4 reviews
USER SCORE
78
11 ratings

46. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
86
38 ratings

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
72
19 reviews
USER SCORE
72
36 ratings

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

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
February 15, 2011
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81
21 ratings

50. Vetiver - The Errant Charm

Vetiver - The Errant Charm
June 14, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80
1 rating
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