Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
80
550 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Hip Hop (6), Indie Pop (5), Electronic (4), Indie Rock (4), Alternative Rock (3), Experimental (3), Chillwave (3), Singer-Songwriter (2), Dream Pop (2), Experimental Rock (2), Dubstep (2), Art Pop (2), Indie Folk (2), R&B (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
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
83 ratings

2. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82
66 ratings

3. 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
198 ratings

4. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

5. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86
78 ratings

6. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
80
28 ratings

7. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

8. 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

9. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81
41 ratings

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

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

11. 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

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
107 ratings

13. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
40 ratings

14. Austra - Feel It Break

Austra - Feel It Break
May 17, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
26 ratings

15. Zola Jesus - Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
October 4, 2011
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
73
17 ratings

16. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

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

17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
86
38 ratings

18. Beyoncé - 4

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

19. Iceage - New Brigade

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

20. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
88 ratings

21. Clams Casino - Instrumental

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

22. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
70
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
7 ratings

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

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

24. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

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

25. 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

26. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
15 reviews
USER SCORE
78
30 ratings

27. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

28. Pictureplane - Thee Physical

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

29. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
70
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
53 ratings

30. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
128 ratings

31. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

32. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
139 ratings

33. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

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

34. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83
51 ratings

35. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
45 ratings

36. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80
44 ratings

37. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

38. The Antlers - Burst Apart

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

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
57 ratings

40. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

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

41. Das Racist - Relax

Das Racist - Relax
September 13, 2011
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
74
10 ratings

42. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
71
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
20 ratings

43. Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven

Mr Twin Sister - In Heaven
September 27, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76
8 ratings

44. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
164 ratings

45. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74
50 ratings

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
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
84
91 ratings

47. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76
23 ratings

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
31 ratings

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
84 ratings
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