Uncut's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
445 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (10), Indie Rock (6), Indie Pop (4), Singer-Songwriter (3), Experimental (3), Alternative Rock (3), Post-Punk (2), Blues (2), Art Pop (2), Indie Folk (2), Garage Rock (2), Dubstep (2), Experimental Rock (2), Neo-Psychedelia (1), World (1), Rock (1), Drone (1), Alt-Country (1), Southern Rock (1), Electronic (1), Lo-Fi (1), Folk Rock (1), Soul (1), Ambient (1), Trip Hop (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. 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

3. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
45 ratings

4. White Denim - D

White Denim - D
May 23, 2011
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79
6 ratings

5. Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen

Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
March 29, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78
2 ratings

6. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83
46 ratings

7. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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

8. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

10. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79
31 ratings

11. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
September 13, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
15 ratings

12. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

13. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

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

14. 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

15. Wilco - The Whole Love

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

16. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
September 13, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
67
5 reviews
USER SCORE
82
3 ratings

17. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79
44 ratings

18. Tinariwen - Tassili

Tinariwen - Tassili
August 30, 2011
World
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
82
2 ratings

19. Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots

Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots
February 15, 2011
Southern Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78
4 ratings

20. Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
August 29, 2011
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
69
1 rating

21. James Blake - James Blake

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

22. 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

23. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts
May 24, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
73
5 ratings

24. Real Estate - Days

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

25. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

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

26. 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

27. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
18 reviews
USER SCORE
78
38 ratings

28. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
May 23, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80
4 ratings

29. 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

30. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

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

31. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

32. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here
February 22, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82
26 ratings

33. Low - C'mon

Low - C'mon
April 12, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
5 ratings

34. Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou
September 27, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
77
2 reviews
USER SCORE
93
1 rating

35. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
16 reviews
USER SCORE
79
11 ratings

36. Jonny - Jonny

Jonny - Jonny
February 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
64
5 reviews
USER SCORE
75
1 rating

37. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
71
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78
12 ratings

38. Hiss Golden Messenger - From Country Hai East Cotton

Hiss Golden Messenger - From Country Hai East Cotton
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

39. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
June 7, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79
2 ratings

40. 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

41. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin

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

42. Jenny Hval - Viscera

Jenny Hval - Viscera
April 26, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

43. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

44. 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

45. Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin
September 20, 2011
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
4 reviews
USER SCORE
77
5 ratings

46. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
31 ratings

47. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
June 21, 2011
Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
80
7 reviews
USER SCORE
84
18 ratings

48. Cornershop - Cornershop and The Double-O Groove Of

Cornershop - Cornershop and The Double-O Groove Of
March 15, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
6 reviews
USER SCORE
84
1 rating

49. Arbouretum - The Gathering

Arbouretum - The Gathering
February 15, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
57
4 reviews
USER SCORE
80
1 rating

50. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
16 ratings
Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/pj_harvey/news/15294

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