Spinner's 40 Best Albums of 2011

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1. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
19 reviews
User Score
79
53 reviews

2. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
User Score
85
98 reviews

3. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
80
33 reviews

4. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
72
17 reviews
User Score
78
21 reviews

5. Tennis - Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory
January 18, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
72
17 reviews

6. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
73
63 reviews

7. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
82
28 reviews

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
87
272 reviews

9. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
98
9 reviews
User Score
93
26 reviews

10. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
76
51 reviews

11. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
81
56 reviews

12. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
24 reviews
User Score
86
155 reviews

13. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
81
27 reviews

14. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
74
19 reviews
User Score
77
27 reviews

15. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
81
54 reviews

16. Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships

Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships
August 23, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
84
3 reviews

17. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
87
24 reviews
User Score
86
174 reviews

18. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
105 reviews

19. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
Critic Score
69
16 reviews
User Score
77
15 reviews

20. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
79
49 reviews

21. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
81
97 reviews

22. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
72
22 reviews
User Score
80
66 reviews

23. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
18 reviews
User Score
70
26 reviews

24. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
83
111 reviews

25. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
June 28, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
76
5 reviews

26. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
81
70 reviews

27. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
73
20 reviews

28. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On

Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
April 5, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
80
12 reviews

29. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
77
45 reviews

30. Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming

Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming
January 25, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
74
6 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

31. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
April 5, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
67
16 reviews
User Score
77
15 reviews

32. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
79
48 reviews

33. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
24 reviews
User Score
83
142 reviews

34. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
83
66 reviews

35. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
75
19 reviews
User Score
80
107 reviews

36. Carter Tanton - Freeclouds

Carter Tanton - Freeclouds
November 15, 2011
Shoegaze
Critic Score
66
8 reviews
User Score
NR

37. The Kills - Blood Pressures

The Kills - Blood Pressures
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
User Score
78
23 reviews

38. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
84
113 reviews

39. Pujol - Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Pujol - Nasty, Brutish, and Short
October 18, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
78
1 review

40. The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave

The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
13 reviews
User Score
71
8 reviews
Original Source: http://www.spinner.com/2011/12/14/best-albums-of-2011-list/

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