Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 81
Based on 249 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Pop (6), Hip Hop (4), Art Pop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Experimental Rock (2), Pop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Indie Rock (1), Soul (1), Country (1), Dubstep (1), Folk (1), Dance Pop (1), R&B (1), Electronic (1), Experimental (1), Indie Folk (1)

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

2. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

3. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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

4. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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

5. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Katy B - On a Mission

Katy B - On a Mission
April 5, 2011
Dance Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79

9. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

10. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87

11. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
72
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73

12. 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

13. Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather

Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather
November 8, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
84
3 reviews
USER SCORE
88

14. Drake - Take Care

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

15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia

Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
June 20, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
65
8 reviews
USER SCORE
64

16. James Blake - James Blake

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

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. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

19. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79

20. Hank 3 - Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town

Hank 3 - Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town
September 6, 2011
Country
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

21. Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting

Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80

22. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

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

23. Ben Sollee - Inclusions

Ben Sollee - Inclusions
May 10, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
71
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

24. Fred Falke - Part IV

Fred Falke - Part IV
December 7, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
65
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

25. Yuck - Yuck

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

Original Source: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/feature/the-25-best-albums-of-2011/294/page_1

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