Uncut's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 80
Based on 445 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Folk (10), Indie Rock (6), Indie Pop (4), Alternative Rock (4), Singer-Songwriter (3), Experimental (3), Art Pop (2), Indie Folk (2), Garage Rock (2), Dubstep (2), Experimental Rock (2), Blues (2), Rock (1), Alt-Country (1), Drone (1), Lo-Fi (1), Southern Rock (1), Electronic (1), Ambient (1), Folk Rock (1), Soul (1), Trip Hop (1), World (1), Post-Punk (1)

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86

2. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
83
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78

3. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82

4. White Denim - D

White Denim - D
May 23, 2011
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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

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

6. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84

7. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

8. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84

9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
19 reviews
USER SCORE
88

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

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
84

12. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
19 reviews
USER SCORE
86

13. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
85
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84

14. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84

15. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
75

16. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
September 13, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
65
4 reviews
USER SCORE
83

17. Feist - Metals

Feist - Metals
October 4, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

18. Tinariwen - Tassili

Tinariwen - Tassili
August 30, 2011
World
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
82

19. Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots

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

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

21. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
86
19 reviews
USER SCORE
86

22. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79

23. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts
May 24, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
72

24. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84

25. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

26. The Decemberists - The King is Dead

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

27. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
79

28. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

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

29. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

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

30. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

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

31. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

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

33. Low - C'mon

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

34. Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

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

35. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
15 reviews
USER SCORE
78

36. Jonny - Jonny

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

37. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
70
11 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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
76
6 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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
81

41. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin
May 10, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
82
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87

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
87
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84

45. Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin

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

46. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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
83

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

Cornershop - Cornershop and The Double-O Groove Of
March 15, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
84

49. Arbouretum - The Gathering

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

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
80

Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/pj_harvey/news/15294

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