Pretty Much Amazing's 40 Best Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
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List Rating: 81
Based on 456 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Pop (8), Indie Rock (5), Experimental (5), Hip Hop (4), Electronic (3), Indie Folk (2), Art Pop (2), Pop (2), Experimental Rock (2), Post-Punk (2), Alternative Rock (2), Dubstep (2), Singer-Songwriter (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Psychedelic (1), Dream Pop (1), Garage Rock (1)

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

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
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

4. 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

5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
14 reviews
USER SCORE
85

6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

7. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
15 reviews
USER SCORE
82

8. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86

9. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82

10. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

11. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80

12. Cults - Cults

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

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

14. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
May 23, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
67
15 reviews
USER SCORE
59

15. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
April 12, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79

16. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

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

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

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
85

19. Drake - Take Care

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

20. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81

21. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

22. Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven

Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven
November 15, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
8 reviews
USER SCORE
75

23. Zola Jesus - Conatus

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

24. Atlas Sound - Parallax

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

25. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82

26. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76

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
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82

28. Active Child - You Are All I See

Active Child - You Are All I See
August 23, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
75
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79

29. Twin Sister - In Heaven

Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76

30. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

31. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

32. The Roots - Undun

The Roots - Undun
December 6, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

33. Feist - Metals

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

34. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
19 reviews
USER SCORE
71

35. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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

37. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83

38. Austra - Feel It Break

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

39. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81

40. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83

Original Source: http://prettymuchamazing.com/feature/best-albums-2011

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