Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
75
400 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (4), Hip Hop (3), Indie Pop (3), Indie Folk (3), Experimental (3), Electronic (3), Alternative Rock (2), Experimental Rock (2), Folk (2), Rock (2), Drone (2), Post-Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Trip Hop (1), IDM (1), Garage Rock (1), Dream Pop (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Synthpop (1), Post-Punk (1), Alt-Country (1), Dubstep (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Soul (1), Electropop (1)

1. Modeselektor - Monkeytown

Modeselektor - Monkeytown
October 4, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
72
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79
8 ratings

2. The Horrors - Skying

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

3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
131 ratings

4. Battles - Gloss Drop

Battles - Gloss Drop
June 7, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
30 ratings

5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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

6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
49 ratings

7. The Kills - Blood Pressures

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

8. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74
53 ratings

9. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

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

10. Zomby - Dedication

Zomby - Dedication
July 12, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
6 ratings

11. Beirut - The Rip Tide

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

12. Björk - Biophilia

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

13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
21 reviews
USER SCORE
87
146 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. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

16. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
May 3, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
77
18 reviews
USER SCORE
76
14 ratings

17. Planningtorock - W

Planningtorock - W
May 24, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
55
4 ratings

18. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
71
14 reviews
USER SCORE
74
3 ratings

19. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

20. DJ Shadow - The Less You Know the Better

DJ Shadow - The Less You Know the Better
October 4, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
57
11 reviews
USER SCORE
65
3 ratings

21. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
85
41 ratings

22. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
114 ratings

23. Wilco - The Whole Love

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

24. Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Bibio - Mind Bokeh
March 29, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
68
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77
10 ratings

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
76
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76
17 ratings

26. 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
214 ratings

27. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

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

28. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80
63 ratings

29. Matthew Herbert - One Pig

Matthew Herbert - One Pig
October 11, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
69
8 reviews
USER SCORE
73
1 rating

30. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
70
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
8 ratings

31. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78
13 ratings

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

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

33. Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Kasabian - Velociraptor!
September 27, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
11 reviews
USER SCORE
70
23 ratings

34. White Denim - D

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

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
August 30, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
58
16 reviews
USER SCORE
61
28 ratings

36. Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance

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

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
1 rating

39. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie

When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
June 21, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
83
6 ratings

40. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome
May 17, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74
4 ratings
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/the-top-40-albums-of-2011

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