BBC Music Writers' Top 25 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
264 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (3), Experimental (3), Indie Folk (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Indie Rock (2), Post-Punk (2), Dubstep (2), Southern Rock (1), Folk Rock (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Indie Pop (1), Alternative Rock (1), Pop (1), New Wave (1), Blues (1), Dance Pop (1), Electronic (1)

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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

2. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

3. The Horrors - Skying

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

4. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
84 ratings

5. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Tom Waits - Bad as Me
October 25, 2011
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83
21 ratings

6. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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

7. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
19 reviews
USER SCORE
72
36 ratings

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
78
2 ratings

9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88
200 ratings

10. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
38 ratings

11. Björk - Biophilia

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

12. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
55 ratings

13. Katy B - On a Mission

Katy B - On a Mission
April 5, 2011
Dance Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80
22 ratings

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
4 ratings

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
27 ratings

16. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
12 ratings

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
81
18 ratings

18. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

19. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
February 22, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85
19 ratings

20. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
44 ratings

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
21 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings
Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmusic/2011/12/bbc_music_writers_top_25_album.html

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