Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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49. Mates of State - Mountaintops

Mates of State - Mountaintops
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

48. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
He is not the best singer in the world, and certainly not the best rapper—but his desire to be upfront in his lyrics and distinguished in his music has made him an iconoclastic star.

47. Real Estate - Days

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
24 reviews

42. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

41. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews
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39. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
84
15 reviews

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

38. Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender

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

36. Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

35. Childish Gambino - Camp

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
61
16 reviews

30. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

29. Feist - Metals

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

26. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
69
16 reviews

23. The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade

The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
74
2 reviews

22. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

19. Cults - Cults

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

18. Wye Oak - Civilian

March 8, 2011
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

16. Yuck - Yuck

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
It's the seamless simplicity in which the record flows that defines this masterful debut.

15. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
65
13 reviews

14. Adele - 21

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

The King of Limbs might not be Radiohead’s best or most revolutionary album, but it’s still adventurous and fresh.

11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

It retains the beautiful melancholy of For Emma, but in nearly every way, it’s just more. More layered, more diverse, more interesting.

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