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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

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The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
Score
10.0

2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Score
9.5

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

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

4. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
9.3

5. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

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M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Score
9.1

6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
9.0

7. James Blake - James Blake

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James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
Score
9.0

8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

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Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
November 8, 2011
Drone
Score
8.8

9. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
Score
8.8

10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
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8.8

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

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tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
Score
8.8

12. Scritti Politti - Absolute

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Scritti Politti - Absolute
February 28, 2011
Score
8.8

13. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Score
8.8

14. Destroyer - Kaputt

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Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
8.8

15. Atlas Sound - Parallax

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Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Score
8.7

16. Real Estate - Days

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Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Score
8.7

17. Drake - Take Care

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Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Score
8.6

18. Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage

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Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
September 13, 2011
Black Metal
Score
8.6

19. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

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Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
Score
8.6

20. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

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Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
February 15, 2011
Drone
Score
8.6

21. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

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Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
Score
8.6

22. Pete Swanson - Man With Potential

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Pete Swanson - Man With Potential
December 2, 2011
Experimental
Score
8.5

23. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

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Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
November 21, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Score
8.5

24. The Field - Looping State of Mind

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The Field - Looping State of Mind
October 11, 2011
Electronic
Score
8.5

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

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Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Hip Hop
Score
8.5
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2011.


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