Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 75
Based on 400 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Rock (4), Hip Hop (3), Indie Pop (3), Indie Folk (3), Alternative Rock (3), Experimental (3), Electronic (3), Experimental Rock (2), Folk (2), Drone (2), Rock (2), Post-Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Synthpop (1), Garage Rock (1), Alt-Country (1), Dubstep (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Electropop (1), Trip Hop (1), IDM (1), Soul (1), Dream Pop (1)

1. Modeselektor - Monkeytown

Modeselektor - Monkeytown
October 4, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
6 reviews
USER SCORE
78



2. The Horrors - Skying

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



3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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



4. Battles - Gloss Drop

Battles - Gloss Drop
June 7, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80



5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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



6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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



7. The Kills - Blood Pressures

The Kills - Blood Pressures
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
16 reviews
USER SCORE
77



8. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
73



9. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

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



10. Zomby - Dedication

Zomby - Dedication
July 12, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
82



11. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80



12. Björk - Biophilia

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



13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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



14. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

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



15. Wild Beasts - Smother

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



16. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
May 3, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
76



17. Planningtorock - W

Planningtorock - W
May 24, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
19



18. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
14 reviews
USER SCORE
74



19. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83



20. DJ Shadow - The Less You Know the Better

DJ Shadow - The Less You Know the Better
October 4, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
54
8 reviews
USER SCORE
65



21. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
82
17 reviews
USER SCORE
86



22. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83



23. Wilco - The Whole Love

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



24. Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Bibio - Mind Bokeh
March 29, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
69
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77



25. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
April 26, 2011
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77



26. 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



27. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
February 22, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
68
10 reviews
USER SCORE
74



28. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79



29. Matthew Herbert - One Pig

Matthew Herbert - One Pig
October 11, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
70
8 reviews
USER SCORE
73



30. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
71
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77



31. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

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



32. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
79
14 reviews
USER SCORE
78



33. Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Kasabian - Velociraptor!
September 27, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
11 reviews
USER SCORE
71



34. White Denim - D

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



35. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
August 30, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
58
15 reviews
USER SCORE
59



36. Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance

Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance
August 25, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
83



37. Wagon Christ - Toomorrow

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow
March 29, 2011
IDM
CRITIC SCORE
65
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



38. Wooden Shjips - West

Wooden Shjips - West
September 13, 2011
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
74



39. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie

When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
June 21, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
85



40. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome
May 17, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
11 reviews
USER SCORE
72



Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/the-top-40-albums-of-2011

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