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2011 Music End of The Year Summary

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These numbers are obtained from the 39 lists found along the right side of this page.

Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 9 4 2 9 4 3 194
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver 2 4 3 12 10 3 163
3. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy 3 0 0 10 9 7 114
4. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l 1 2 0 11 5 8 104
5. The Weeknd - House of Balloons 1 2 0 10 8 3 103
6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 1 1 4 3 11 5 95
7. Destroyer - Kaputt 1 2 0 4 10 9 85
8. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost 2 1 0 6 7 5 84
9. James Blake - James Blake 0 1 1 4 13 7 80
10. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up 3 0 1 5 4 5 78
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
11. Adele - 21

Adele

21

77
critic score (12)
2 1 2 5 3 2 76
12. The Horrors - Skying 0 2 3 5 4 5 76
13. Wild Beasts - Smother 0 1 1 7 6 5 72
14. Tom Waits - Bad as Me 0 1 1 4 11 3 70
15. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo 0 0 0 5 11 11 69
16. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life 1 1 2 3 5 5 65
17. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 1 1 1 3 7 5 65
18. Metronomy - The English Riviera 0 3 2 4 2 1 63
19. Drake - Take Care 0 1 1 5 7 3 63
20. The Antlers - Burst Apart 2 0 0 5 5 2 62
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
21. Radiohead - The King of Limbs 0 0 0 4 11 9 62
22. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne 0 1 1 5 4 9 60
23. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints 1 0 1 2 8 8 58
24. Real Estate - Days 0 0 0 6 6 10 58
25. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

76
critic score (17)
1 0 0 1 12 2 53
26. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes 0 1 0 2 6 11 47
27. Wilco - The Whole Love 1 0 0 3 5 6 46
28. Wild Flag - Wild Flag 0 0 1 3 6 6 45
29. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact 0 0 0 4 6 7 45
30. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient 0 0 1 1 8 9 44
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
31. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 0 1 1 1 4 7 38
32. Katy B - On a Mission 0 1 0 4 2 3 37
33. Washed Out - Within and Without 0 0 0 2 6 9 37
34. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials 1 0 0 0 7 4 35
35. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra. 0 0 1 1 6 6 35
36. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow 0 0 0 2 6 5 33
37. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica 1 0 0 1 4 5 32
38. The Decemberists - The King is Dead 0 0 1 3 2 4 31
39. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest 0 2 0 1 1 6 30
40. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

77
critic score (12)
0 0 0 1 6 7 30
Band / Artist 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Top 10 Top 25 Other Points
41. Panda Bear - Tomboy 0 0 1 1 4 6 29
42. Beyoncé - 4

Beyoncé

4

72
critic score (19)
0 0 0 2 4 6 28
43. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know 0 0 0 0 8 2 26
44. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 0 0 1 1 3 5 25
45. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

A$AP Rocky

LiveLoveA$AP

80
critic score (9)
0 0 0 3 3 1 25
46. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi 0 0 0 2 5 0 25
47. Björk - Biophilia 0 0 0 1 4 8 25
48. Danny Brown - XXX 0 0 1 2 2 2 24
49. Lady Gaga - Born This Way 0 0 1 2 1 5 24
50. White Denim - D

White Denim

D

75
critic score (11)
0 0 0 3 2 3 24

Honorable Mention:
Feist - Metals (24), Beirut - The Rip Tide (24), Atlas Sound - Parallax (23), TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light (23), My Morning Jacket - Circuital (22), Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (22), Bill Callahan - Apocalypse (22), The Black Keys - El Camino (22), Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here (22), Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place (21), Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! (21), Iceage - New Brigade (21), Wye Oak - Civilian (20), Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen (20), Cults - Cults (20), Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See (20), Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (20), Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (19), Battles - Gloss Drop (19), King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (19), Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire (19), Peaking Lights - 936 (18), Bright Eyes - The People's Key (18), I Break Horses - Hearts (17), Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam (17), Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven (17), WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (17), Austra - Feel It Break (17), Clams Casino - Instrumental (16), John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (16), Rustie - Glass Swords (15), Little Dragon - Ritual Union (15), Black Lips - Arabia Mountain (14), Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong (13), Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots (13), Zomby - Dedication (12), Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic (12), The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (12), Cut Copy - Zonoscope (12), Slow Club - Paradise (12), Das Racist - Relax (12), Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation (12), Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva (12), Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise (12), Modeselektor - Monkeytown (11), AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream (11), When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie (11), Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix (11), The Civil Wars - Barton Hallow (11), Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes (11)

How Points are Measured
1st Place = 10 points
2nd Place = 8 points
3rd place = 6 points
Top 10 = 5 points
Top 25 = 3 points
Other = 1 points


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