Paste's Highest Rated Albums of 2011

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

1. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

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Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
January 25, 2011
Folk
Score
93

2. Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender

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Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender
February 8, 2011
Folk
Score
92

3. Childish Gambino - Camp

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Childish Gambino - Camp
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Score
91

4. 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
90

5. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

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The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
Score
90

6. Peter Gabriel - New Blood

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Peter Gabriel - New Blood
October 11, 2011
Rock
Score
90

7. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
90

8. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

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Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
Score
90

9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Score
90

10. Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun

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Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun
June 21, 2011
Soul
Score
90

11. Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler

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Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
June 14, 2011
Folk
Score
90

12. Lee Scratch Perry - Rise Again

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Lee Scratch Perry - Rise Again
May 10, 2011
Score
90

13. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Score
90

14. Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane

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Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane
April 12, 2011
Bluegrass
Score
90

15. Lucinda Williams - Blessed

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Lucinda Williams - Blessed
March 1, 2011
Alt-Country
Score
90

16. Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil

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Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil
January 25, 2011
Experimental
Score
90

17. Future Islands - On The Water

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Future Islands - On The Water
October 11, 2011
Synthpop
Score
89

18. Amy LaVere - Stranger Me

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Amy LaVere - Stranger Me
July 4, 2011
Score
89

19. Various Artists - Rave On Buddy Holly

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Various Artists - Rave On Buddy Holly
June 28, 2011
Pop Rock
Score
89

20. Yuck - Yuck

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Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Score
89

21. Mastodon - The Hunter

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Mastodon - The Hunter
September 27, 2011
Progressive Metal
Score
88

22. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far

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Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Score
88

23. Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah

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Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah
April 26, 2011
Indie Rock
Score
88

24. Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)

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Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)
February 15, 2011
Alt-Country
Score
88

25. Tennis - Cape Dory

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Tennis - Cape Dory
January 18, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
88
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Paste awarded albums throughout 2011.


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