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
86
21 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

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
194 ratings

5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
63 ratings

6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

7. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
17 reviews
USER SCORE
82
55 ratings

8. James Blake - James Blake

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

9. The Antlers - Burst Apart

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

10. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

11. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

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

12. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
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
80
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
124 ratings

14. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
May 23, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
65
16 reviews
USER SCORE
61
42 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
82
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79
40 ratings

16. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

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
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
81 ratings

19. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
63 ratings

20. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

21. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

22. Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven

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

23. Zola Jesus - Conatus

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

24. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
43 ratings

25. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

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

26. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
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
82
26 ratings

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
8 ratings

29. Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven

Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
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
81
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79
31 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
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83
28 ratings

33. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79
44 ratings

34. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
19 reviews
USER SCORE
72
34 ratings

35. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
33 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
53 ratings

37. The Horrors - Skying

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

38. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
74
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
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
26 ratings

40. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
48 ratings
Original Source: http://prettymuchamazing.com/feature/best-albums-2011

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