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Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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1. 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
221 reviews

2. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
21 reviews
User Score
86
150 reviews

3. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
78
13 reviews

4. 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

5. Middle Brother - Middle Brother

Middle Brother - Middle Brother
March 1, 2011
Alt-Country
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
83
4 reviews

6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's A Corporate World

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's A Corporate World
June 7, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
65
12 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

7. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
76
25 reviews

8. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
June 7, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
74
10 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

9. 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
117 reviews

10. 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
24 reviews

11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

12. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
January 25, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
77
19 reviews

13. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
83
89 reviews

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
79
23 reviews
User Score
79
141 reviews

14. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
74
54 reviews

15. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

Deer Tick - Divine Providence
October 25, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
64
12 reviews
User Score
40
1 review

16. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
79
42 reviews

17. The Civil Wars - Barton Hallow

The Civil Wars - Barton Hallow
February 1, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
86
7 reviews

18. Wye Oak - Civilian

Wye Oak - Civilian
March 8, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
79
26 reviews

19. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
76
46 reviews

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
81
35 reviews

21. 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 reviews

22. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
81
97 reviews

23. The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade

The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
April 19, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
2 reviews
User Score
NR

24. 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

25. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
82
89 reviews

26. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
February 22, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
76
2 reviews

27. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
82
14 reviews

28. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

29. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
79
46 reviews

30. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
83
21 reviews

31. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
February 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
12 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

32. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
Critic Score
70
15 reviews
User Score
77
8 reviews

33. The Head and The Heart - The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart - The Head and The Heart
April 19, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
55
9 reviews
User Score
70
6 reviews

34. Seryn - This Is Where We Are

Seryn - This Is Where We Are
January 25, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
NR
User Score
74
1 review

35. Childish Gambino - Camp

Childish Gambino - Camp
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
13 reviews
User Score
63
21 reviews

36. Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
83
2 reviews

37. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
80
36 reviews

38. Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender

Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender
February 8, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
81
2 reviews
User Score
NR

39. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
Critic Score
81
10 reviews
User Score
78
8 reviews

The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive roots albums to be released in some time.

40. Portugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud

Portugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud
July 19, 2011
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
81
16 reviews

41. James Blake - James Blake

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

42. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
77
15 reviews

43. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
March 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
74
9 reviews

44. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
83
55 reviews

45. Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose

Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose
March 29, 2011
Alt-Country
Critic Score
66
12 reviews
User Score
78
1 review

46. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
April 5, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
67
14 reviews
User Score
76
13 reviews

47. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
83
94 reviews

48. Drake - Take Care

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

49. Mates of State - Mountaintops

Mates of State - Mountaintops
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
NR

50. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
June 7, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
78
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-albums-of-2011.html

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