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Pretty Much Amazing's 40 Best Albums of 2011

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1. Nerves Junior - As Bright As Your Night Light

Nerves Junior - As Bright As Your Night Light
September 6, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
85
3 reviews

2. 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
83
95 reviews

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
21 reviews
User Score
86
150 reviews

4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
88
221 reviews

5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
15 reviews
User Score
86
68 reviews

6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
88
22 reviews
User Score
86
148 reviews

7. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
83
68 reviews

8. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
84
20 reviews
User Score
86
179 reviews

9. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
82
88 reviews

10. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

11. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
15 reviews
User Score
80
66 reviews

12. Cults - Cults

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

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
79
23 reviews
User Score
79
141 reviews

14. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
May 23, 2011
Pop
Critic Score
65
16 reviews
User Score
64
49 reviews

15. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
April 12, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
79
51 reviews

16. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
87
22 reviews
User Score
86
136 reviews

17. 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
78 reviews

18. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
September 27, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
84
90 reviews

19. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
82
77 reviews

20. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
81
51 reviews

21. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
84
92 reviews

22. Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven

Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven
November 15, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
74
8 reviews

23. Zola Jesus - Conatus

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

24. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
User Score
81
48 reviews

25. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
82
14 reviews

26. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
76
25 reviews

27. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here
February 22, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
81
29 reviews

28. Active Child - You Are All I See

Active Child - You Are All I See
August 23, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
74
10 reviews
User Score
79
8 reviews

29. Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven

Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
User Score
77
10 reviews

30. 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
36 reviews

31. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
80
47 reviews

32. The Roots - Undun

The Roots - Undun
December 6, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
83
29 reviews

33. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
79
46 reviews

34. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
73
40 reviews

35. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
82
41 reviews

36. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
January 31, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
85
60 reviews

37. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
83
51 reviews

38. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
82
27 reviews

39. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
19 reviews
User Score
80
28 reviews

40. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
83
55 reviews
Original Source: http://prettymuchamazing.com/feature/best-albums-2011

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