Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2011

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1. Modeselektor - Monkeytown

Modeselektor - Monkeytown
October 4, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
User Score
79
9 reviews

2. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
82
24 reviews
User Score
82
64 reviews

3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

4. Battles - Gloss Drop

Battles - Gloss Drop
June 7, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
User Score
81
42 reviews

5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
78
218 reviews

6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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

7. The Kills - Blood Pressures

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

8. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
77
16 reviews
User Score
74
78 reviews

9. My Morning Jacket - Circuital

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
26 reviews
User Score
77
23 reviews

10. Zomby - Dedication

Zomby - Dedication
July 12, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
78
7 reviews

11. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
81
44 reviews

12. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Art Pop
Critic Score
76
20 reviews
User Score
76
66 reviews

13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
26 reviews
User Score
86
223 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
79
6 reviews

15. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
82
66 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
22 reviews

17. Planningtorock - W

Planningtorock - W
May 24, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
59
5 reviews

18. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
74
3 reviews

19. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
81
67 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
7 reviews

21. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
84
59 reviews

22. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
User Score
83
167 reviews

23. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
77
42 reviews

24. Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Bibio - Mind Bokeh
March 29, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
76
10 reviews

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
22 reviews

26. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
26 reviews
User Score
87
325 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

28. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

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

29. Matthew Herbert - One Pig

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

30. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
73
22 reviews
User Score
73
13 reviews

31. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
July 26, 2011
Trip Hop
Critic Score
70
19 reviews
User Score
76
17 reviews

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

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

33. Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Kasabian - Velociraptor!
September 27, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
68
38 reviews

34. White Denim - D

White Denim - D
May 23, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
80
6 reviews

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

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

36. Ricardo Donoso - Progress Chance

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

37. Wagon Christ - Toomorrow

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow
March 29, 2011
IDM
Critic Score
66
5 reviews
User Score
NR

38. Wooden Shjips - West

Wooden Shjips - West
September 13, 2011
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
79
3 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

40. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome
May 17, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/the-top-40-albums-of-2011

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