Spinner's 40 Best Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 78
Based on 417 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Pop (6), Indie Rock (6), Chillwave (3), Rock (3), Soul (2), Art Pop (2), Electronic (2), Experimental (2), Alternative Rock (2), Hip Hop (2), R&B (2), Singer-Songwriter (1), Synthpop (1), Blues (1), Hardcore Punk (1), Psychedelic (1), Lo-Fi (1), Shoegaze (1), Folk (1), Trip Hop (1), Indie Folk (1), Dream Pop (1)

1. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

2. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

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

3. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

4. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
72
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

5. Tennis - Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory
January 18, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
15 reviews
USER SCORE
69

6. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73

7. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
85
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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

9. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
99
9 reviews
USER SCORE
92

10. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
76

11. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82

12. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87

13. Austra - Feel It Break

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

14. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76

15. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81

16. Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships

Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships
August 23, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

17. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
21 reviews
USER SCORE
86

18. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

19. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
71
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78

20. Yuck - Yuck

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

21. Drake - Take Care

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

22. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
71
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

23. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
64
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71

24. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

25. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
June 28, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77

26. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
82

27. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
77
21 reviews
USER SCORE
72

28. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On

Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
9 reviews
USER SCORE
83

29. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
78
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

30. Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming

Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming
January 25, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
73
5 reviews
USER SCORE
72

31. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
April 5, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
68
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77

32. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79

33. 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

34. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

35. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
82

36. Carter Tanton - Freeclouds

Carter Tanton - Freeclouds
November 15, 2011
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
68
8 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

37. The Kills - Blood Pressures

The Kills - Blood Pressures
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
17 reviews
USER SCORE
76

38. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

39. Pujol - Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Pujol - Nasty, Brutish, and Short
October 18, 2011
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
78

40. The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave

The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
13 reviews
USER SCORE
76

Original Source: http://www.spinner.com/2011/12/14/best-albums-of-2011-list/

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