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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

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
January 25, 2011
Folk
9.3
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



2. Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender

Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender
February 8, 2011
Folk
9.2
Amazon
Rdio



3. Childish Gambino - Camp

Childish Gambino - Camp
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. 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
Amazon
Rdio



5. The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Peter Gabriel - New Blood

Peter Gabriel - New Blood
October 11, 2011
Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun

Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun
June 21, 2011
Soul
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
June 14, 2011
Folk
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Lucinda Williams - Blessed

Lucinda Williams - Blessed
March 1, 2011
Alt-Country
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil

Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil
January 25, 2011
Experimental
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Future Islands - On The Water

Future Islands - On The Water
October 11, 2011
Synthpop
8.9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
8.9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Mastodon - The Hunter

Mastodon - The Hunter
September 27, 2011
Progressive Metal
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far

Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah

Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah
April 26, 2011
Indie Rock
8.8
Amazon
Rdio



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

Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)
February 15, 2011
Alt-Country
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



21. Tennis - Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory
January 18, 2011
Indie Pop
8.8
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Caveman - Coco Beware

Caveman - Coco Beware
November 15, 2011
Indie Rock
8.7
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Brian Eno - Drums Between the Bells

Brian Eno - Drums Between the Bells
July 5, 2011
Experimental Rock
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



24. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011
Folk
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
February 22, 2011
Folk
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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