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BBC Music Writers' Top 25 Albums of 2011

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1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
87
22 reviews
User Score
86
136 reviews

2. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
83
55 reviews

3. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
83
51 reviews

4. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
82
87 reviews

5. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
83
21 reviews

6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
81
50 reviews

7. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
73
40 reviews

8. 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
81
3 reviews

9. 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
220 reviews

10. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
82
41 reviews

11. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
78
45 reviews

12. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
81
58 reviews

13. Katy B - On a Mission

Katy B - On a Mission
April 5, 2011
Dance Pop
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
80
23 reviews

14. 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
5 reviews

15. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here
February 22, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
81
29 reviews

16. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
82
14 reviews

17. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
79
20 reviews

18. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
21 reviews
User Score
86
150 reviews

19. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
February 22, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
10 reviews
User Score
84
22 reviews

20. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
80
47 reviews

21. The Decemberists - The King is Dead

The Decemberists - The King is Dead
January 18, 2011
Folk Rock
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
75
24 reviews

22. Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
March 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
NR

23. Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years

Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
April 5, 2011
New Wave
Critic Score
72
11 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

24. 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 reviews

25. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

Bright Eyes - The People's Key
February 15, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
70
17 reviews
User Score
66
13 reviews
Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmusic/2011/12/bbc_music_writers_top_25_album.html

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