Pazz and Jop 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
514 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Hip Hop (7), Indie Rock (5), Indie Pop (4), Singer-Songwriter (3), Soul (3), Alternative Rock (3), Experimental (3), Rock (3), Drone (2), Pop (2), Alt-Country (2), Art Pop (2), Experimental Rock (2), Indie Folk (2), R&B (2), Folk (2), Country (1), Dream Pop (1), Folk Rock (1), Synthpop (1), Hardcore Punk (1), Progressive Metal (1), Dubstep (1), Blues (1)

1. 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

2. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

3. 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

4. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77
15 ratings

5. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
85
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
20 ratings

6. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74
46 ratings

7. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

8. Drake - Take Care

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

9. 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
188 ratings

10. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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

11. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
26 ratings

12. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

13. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

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

14. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
April 12, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
7 reviews
USER SCORE
77
4 ratings

15. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

16. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
82
42 ratings

17. The Roots - Undun

The Roots - Undun
December 6, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83
28 ratings

18. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

19. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
99 ratings

20. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83
48 ratings

21. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
82
86 ratings

22. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76
23 ratings

23. Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels

Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels
September 6, 2011
Country
CRITIC SCORE
77
3 reviews
USER SCORE
84
2 ratings

24. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
39 ratings

25. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

26. Beyoncé - 4

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

27. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
82
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78
8 ratings

28. Danny Brown - XXX

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
84
46 ratings

29. The Decemberists - The King is Dead

The Decemberists - The King is Dead
January 18, 2011
Folk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75
20 ratings

30. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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

31. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
12 ratings

32. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
85 ratings

33. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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

34. James Blake - James Blake

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

35. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
82
17 reviews
USER SCORE
85
37 ratings

36. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
87
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85
38 ratings

37. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
84
16 reviews
USER SCORE
79
16 ratings

38. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

39. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin
May 10, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80
3 ratings

40. Wye Oak - Civilian

Wye Oak - Civilian
March 8, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80
23 ratings

41. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
71
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
7 ratings

42. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
February 22, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
4 reviews
USER SCORE
84
20 ratings

43. 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

44. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
July 2, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
84
53 ratings

45. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
99
9 reviews
USER SCORE
90
16 ratings

46. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
August 23, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
9 ratings

47. Mastodon - The Hunter

Mastodon - The Hunter
September 27, 2011
Progressive Metal
CRITIC SCORE
81
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
18 ratings

48. Das Racist - Relax

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

49. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80
30 ratings

50. Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming

Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming
January 25, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
73
5 reviews
USER SCORE
72
3 ratings
Original Source: http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/albums/2011/

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