Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
249 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
86
117 ratings

2. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

3. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
May 23, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
67
15 reviews
USER SCORE
58
38 ratings

4. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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

5. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
21 reviews
USER SCORE
87
130 ratings

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
87 ratings

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
189 ratings

8. Katy B - On a Mission

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

9. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

10. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
73 ratings

11. Das Racist - Relax

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

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
37 ratings

13. Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather

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

14. Drake - Take Care

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

15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia

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

16. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
157 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
69 ratings

18. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

19. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

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

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
75
3 ratings

22. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79
56 ratings

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
80
39 ratings
Original Source: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/feature/the-25-best-albums-of-2011/294/page_1

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