MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
437 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (8), Indie Pop (5), Singer-Songwriter (5), Alternative Rock (4), Indie Folk (3), Experimental (3), Indie Rock (3), Jazz (2), Soul (2), Rock (2), Punk Rock (1), Hip Hop (1), Post-Punk (1), Rockabilly (1), Art Pop (1), Psychedelic (1), Southern Rock (1), R&B (1), Alt-Country (1), World (1), Dubstep (1), Experimental Rock (1), Garage Rock (1), Blues (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Country (1)

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87
126 ratings

2. The Horrors - Skying

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

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

4. Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
September 13, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
66
5 reviews
USER SCORE
82
3 ratings

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
81
18 ratings

6. White Denim - D

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

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
78
2 ratings

8. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
12 ratings

9. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

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

10. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
51 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
16 ratings

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
51 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

16. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88
198 ratings

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
5 ratings

19. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
163 ratings

20. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
16 reviews
USER SCORE
79
12 ratings

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
33 ratings

22. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
32 ratings

23. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

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

24. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
44 ratings

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
4 ratings

27. Arbouretum - The Gathering

Arbouretum - The Gathering
February 15, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
56
4 reviews
USER SCORE
80
1 rating

28. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
81
44 ratings

29. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76
23 ratings

30. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
83 ratings

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 rating

32. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
76
18 reviews
USER SCORE
78
40 ratings

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 ratings

35. Tinariwen - Tassili

Tinariwen - Tassili
August 30, 2011
World
CRITIC SCORE
76
9 reviews
USER SCORE
82
2 ratings

36. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
63 ratings

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
63 ratings

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 ratings

41. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

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
84
91 ratings

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 ratings

47. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
127 ratings

48. Wire - Red Barked Tree

Wire - Red Barked Tree
January 11, 2011
Punk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
68
2 ratings

49. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
82
45 ratings

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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