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Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011

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1. 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

2. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

3. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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

4. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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

5. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

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
85
21 reviews
User Score
83
95 reviews

7. 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
222 reviews

8. Katy B - On a Mission

Katy B - On a Mission
April 5, 2011
Dance Pop
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
80
23 reviews

9. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
83
55 reviews

10. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
User Score
86
83 reviews

11. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
74
10 reviews

12. 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

13. Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather

Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather
November 8, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
88
1 review

14. Drake - Take Care

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

15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia

Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
June 20, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
64
8 reviews
User Score
64
3 reviews

16. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
84
20 reviews
User Score
86
180 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
79 reviews

18. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

19. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
80
31 reviews

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
74
2 reviews

22. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

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

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
69
1 review

25. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
79
42 reviews
Original Source: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/feature/the-25-best-albums-of-2011/294/page_1

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