Spinner's 40 Best Albums of 2011

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40. The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave

The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
14 reviews
User Score
75
15 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

38. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
25 reviews
User Score
85
273 reviews

37. The Kills - Blood Pressures

The Kills - Blood Pressures
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
78
42 reviews

36. Carter Tanton - Freeclouds

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

35. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
User Score
79
221 reviews

34. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
82
133 reviews

33. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
30 reviews
User Score
82
305 reviews

32. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
23 reviews
User Score
79
82 reviews

31. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
April 5, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
68
17 reviews
User Score
75
21 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
74
8 reviews

29. Toro y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
78
90 reviews

28. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On

Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
April 5, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
79
20 reviews

27. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
74
33 reviews

26. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

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

25. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
June 28, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
77
11 reviews

24. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
24 reviews
User Score
82
195 reviews

23. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
21 reviews
User Score
69
51 reviews

22. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
71
27 reviews
User Score
79
121 reviews

21. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
User Score
79
294 reviews

20. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
User Score
79
84 reviews

19. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
76
29 reviews

18. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

17. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
88
29 reviews
User Score
85
362 reviews

16. Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships

Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships
August 23, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

15. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

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

14. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
73
22 reviews
User Score
73
82 reviews

13. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
74
19 reviews
User Score
80
48 reviews

12. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
85
291 reviews

11. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
80
97 reviews

10. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
76
79 reviews

9. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
97
11 reviews
User Score
92
49 reviews

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
30 reviews
User Score
86
605 reviews

7. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
Critic Score
85
28 reviews
User Score
82
59 reviews

6. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
77
269 reviews

5. Tennis - Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory
January 18, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
70
24 reviews

4. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
77
35 reviews

3. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
83
23 reviews
User Score
79
56 reviews

2. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
85
245 reviews

1. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
78
78 reviews
Original Source: http://www.spinner.com/2011/12/14/best-albums-of-2011-list/

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