Pretty Much Amazing's 40 Best Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
456 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
3 ratings

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
84
91 ratings

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88
199 ratings

5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
63 ratings

6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
139 ratings

7. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83
58 ratings

8. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
165 ratings

9. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
84 ratings

10. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

11. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79
60 ratings

12. Cults - Cults

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

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
128 ratings

14. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
May 23, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
65
16 reviews
USER SCORE
61
44 ratings

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
41 ratings

16. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

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
72 ratings

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
85 ratings

19. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
66 ratings

20. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81
44 ratings

21. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

22. Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven

Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven
November 15, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
73
6 ratings

23. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
73
17 ratings

24. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
45 ratings

25. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82
14 ratings

26. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76
23 ratings

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
27 ratings

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 ratings

29. Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven

Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76
8 ratings

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
33 ratings

31. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

32. The Roots - Undun

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

33. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79
45 ratings

34. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
19 reviews
USER SCORE
72
36 ratings

35. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
38 ratings

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
57 ratings

37. The Horrors - Skying

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

38. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
26 ratings

39. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

40. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
51 ratings
Original Source: http://prettymuchamazing.com/feature/best-albums-2011

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