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Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2011


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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2011. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
10.0
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
9.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011
November 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
9.4
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



4. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
9.3
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
9.0
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
9.0
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Scritti Politti - Absolute

Scritti Politti - Absolute
February 28, 2011
8.8
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage

Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
September 13, 2011
Black Metal
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Pete Swanson - Man With Potential

Pete Swanson - Man With Potential
December 2, 2011
Experimental
8.5
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. The Field - Looping State of Mind

The Field - Looping State of Mind
October 11, 2011
Electronic
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Hip Hop
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2011.


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