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MOJO'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
133 reviews

2. The Horrors - Skying

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

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
21 reviews
User Score
87
146 reviews

4. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

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

5. 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

6. White Denim - D

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

7. 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

8. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

9. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

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

10. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

13. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes

Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
May 17, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

14. 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

15. 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 reviews

16. 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
216 reviews

17. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older

Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older
May 23, 2011
Jazz
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
NR

18. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

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

19. James Blake - James Blake

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

20. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

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

21. 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

22. Beirut - The Rip Tide

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

23. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

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

24. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
80
47 reviews

25. The Stepkids - The Stepkids

The Stepkids - The Stepkids
September 27, 2011
Psychedelic
Critic Score
68
4 reviews
User Score
NR

26. 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

27. Arbouretum - The Gathering

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

28. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

29. Wilco - The Whole Love

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

30. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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

31. Nick Lowe - The Old Magic

Nick Lowe - The Old Magic
September 13, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
69
1 review

32. Björk - Biophilia

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

33. Glenn Jones - The Wanting

Glenn Jones - The Wanting
September 13, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
NR

34. 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

35. Tinariwen - Tassili

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

36. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
14 reviews
User Score
86
67 reviews

37. Duane Eddy - Road Trip

Duane Eddy - Road Trip
June 28, 2011
Rockabilly
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
NR

38. The Sand Band - All Through the Night

The Sand Band - All Through the Night
January 18, 2011
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
NR

39. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
June 7, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
76
66 reviews

40. 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

41. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

42. Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis

Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
May 10, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
User Score
NR

43. Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau

Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau
January 11, 2011
Jazz
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

44. Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas

Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas
August 29, 2011
Country
Critic Score
70
7 reviews
User Score
NR

45. 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

46. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
November 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
66
11 reviews
User Score
73
14 reviews

47. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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

48. Wire - Red Barked Tree

Wire - Red Barked Tree
January 11, 2011
Punk Rock
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
68
2 reviews

49. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
82
48 reviews

50. Joe Henry - Reverie

Joe Henry - Reverie
October 11, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
NR
Original Source: http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/

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