Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
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List Rating: 80
Based on 550 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Hip Hop (6), Indie Pop (5), Electronic (4), Indie Rock (4), Alternative Rock (3), Experimental (3), Chillwave (3), Dubstep (2), Art Pop (2), Indie Folk (2), R&B (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Dream Pop (2), Experimental Rock (2), Post-Punk (1), Synthpop (1), Pop (1), Alt-Country (1), Rock (1), Hardcore Punk (1), Lo-Fi (1), Drone (1), Electropop (1), Soul (1), New Wave (1), Psychedelic (1)

1. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83

2. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
19 reviews
USER SCORE
82

3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88

4. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

5. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
84
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87

6. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79

7. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

8. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87

9. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81

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

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

11. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
84
16 reviews
USER SCORE
79

12. 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

13. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
17 reviews
USER SCORE
81

14. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

15. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
77
21 reviews
USER SCORE
72

16. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76

17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
82
17 reviews
USER SCORE
85

18. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé - 4
June 28, 2011
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
19 reviews
USER SCORE
71

19. Iceage - New Brigade

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

20. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

21. Clams Casino - Instrumental

Clams Casino - Instrumental
March 2, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
4 reviews
USER SCORE
78

22. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
71
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77

24. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
February 18, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
82

25. Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years

Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
April 5, 2011
New Wave
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80

26. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
78

27. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84

28. Pictureplane - Thee Physical

Pictureplane - Thee Physical
July 19, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
72
6 reviews
USER SCORE
75

29. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
71
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

30. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

31. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

32. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
21 reviews
USER SCORE
86

33. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81

34. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

35. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82

36. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

37. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81

38. The Antlers - Burst Apart

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

39. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
January 31, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
85

40. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
July 2, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
85

41. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
72
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73

42. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

43. Twin Sister - In Heaven

Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76

44. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86

45. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73

46. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84

47. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76

48. Oddisee - Rock Creek Park

Oddisee - Rock Creek Park
August 9, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

49. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
78
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

50. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
September 27, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85

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