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Uncut's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
87
22 reviews
User Score
86
136 reviews

2. 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

3. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
81
50 reviews

4. White Denim - D

White Denim - D
May 23, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

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

Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
March 29, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
81
3 reviews

6. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
83
51 reviews

7. 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

8. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
83
55 reviews

9. 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
220 reviews

10. 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

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
16 reviews

12. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

13. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

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

14. 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

15. Wilco - The Whole Love

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

16. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
September 13, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
66
5 reviews
User Score
81
4 reviews

17. Feist - Metals

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

18. Tinariwen - Tassili

Tinariwen - Tassili
August 30, 2011
World
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
82
2 reviews

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
5 reviews

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 review

21. James Blake - James Blake

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

22. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
80
31 reviews

23. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts
May 24, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
73
7 reviews

24. Real Estate - Days

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

25. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
83
13 reviews

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
24 reviews

27. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
78
45 reviews

28. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
May 23, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
85
8 reviews
User Score
80
4 reviews

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
76
5 reviews

30. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
Critic Score
86
13 reviews
User Score
85
44 reviews

31. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
84
92 reviews

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
80
15 reviews
User Score
81
29 reviews

33. Low - C'mon

Low - C'mon
April 12, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
81
5 reviews

34. Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou
September 27, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
93
1 review

35. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
79
13 reviews

36. Jonny - Jonny

Jonny - Jonny
February 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
64
5 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

37. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
78
13 reviews

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
10 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

40. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
79
20 reviews

41. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin
May 10, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

42. Jenny Hval - Viscera

Jenny Hval - Viscera
April 26, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
100
1 review

43. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

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
85
21 reviews
User Score
83
95 reviews

45. Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin
September 20, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
79
4 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

46. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
82
41 reviews

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
20 reviews

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 review

49. Arbouretum - The Gathering

Arbouretum - The Gathering
February 15, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
56
4 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

50. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
79
22 reviews
Original Source: http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/pj_harvey/news/15294

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