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40. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome
May 17, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
77
19 reviews

39. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie

When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
June 21, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
83
6 reviews

38. Wooden Shjips - West

Wooden Shjips - West
September 13, 2011
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
76
5 reviews

37. Wagon Christ - Toomorrow

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow
March 29, 2011
IDM
Critic Score
66
5 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

36. Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance

Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance
August 25, 2011
Drone
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
83
1 review

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You
August 30, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
60
22 reviews
User Score
60
76 reviews

34. White Denim - D

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

33. Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Kasabian - Velociraptor!
September 27, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
71
53 reviews

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

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
79
187 reviews

31. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
70
19 reviews
User Score
76
25 reviews

30. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
23 reviews
User Score
74
15 reviews

29. Matthew Herbert - One Pig

Matthew Herbert - One Pig
October 11, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
73
1 review

28. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
23 reviews
User Score
79
160 reviews

27. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
February 22, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
68
15 reviews
User Score
78
3 reviews

26. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
85
27 reviews
User Score
86
482 reviews

It makes these ten tracks slightly less immediate, but just as moving. A wonderful, worthy follow-up.

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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
20 reviews
User Score
75
35 reviews

24. Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Bibio - Mind Bokeh
March 29, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
76
18 reviews

23. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
User Score
77
63 reviews

22. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
78
28 reviews
User Score
83
258 reviews

21. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
User Score
85
116 reviews

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
62
13 reviews

19. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
79
100 reviews

18. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
76
5 reviews

17. Planningtorock - W

Planningtorock - W
May 24, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
49
9 reviews

16. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
May 3, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
22 reviews
User Score
74
33 reviews

15. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
82
85 reviews

14. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
May 23, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
26 reviews
User Score
85
294 reviews

12. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Art Pop
Critic Score
78
23 reviews
User Score
75
122 reviews

11. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
79
63 reviews

10. Zomby - Dedication

Zomby - Dedication
July 12, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
78
10 reviews

9. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
27 reviews
User Score
76
30 reviews

8. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
76
180 reviews

7. The Kills - Blood Pressures

The Kills - Blood Pressures
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
78
37 reviews

6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
80
112 reviews

5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
77
28 reviews
User Score
79
364 reviews

4. Battles - Gloss Drop

Battles - Gloss Drop
June 7, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
User Score
80
68 reviews

3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
89
27 reviews
User Score
86
252 reviews

2. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
81
25 reviews
User Score
82
89 reviews

Gone is the ‘Primary Colours’ influences of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, or the punchy impatience of ‘Strange House’, and in that place stands an intellectually collective five-piece, fully immersed in the confidence of their own astonishing abilities.

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1. Modeselektor - Monkeytown

Modeselektor - Monkeytown
October 4, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
69
8 reviews
User Score
77
15 reviews
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/the-top-40-albums-of-2011

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