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PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2011

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This is an ordered list of PopMatters's highest rated albums of 2011. Check out PopMatters'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
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10

2. Cormorant - Dwellings

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Cormorant - Dwellings
December 6, 2011
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9

3. The Black Keys - El Camino

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The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
Score
9

4. Drake - Take Care

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Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
Score
9

5. 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

6. Atlas Sound - Parallax

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Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Score
9

7. Russian Circles - Empros

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Russian Circles - Empros
October 25, 2011
Post-Rock
Score
9

8. Hammers of Misfortune - 17th Street

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Hammers of Misfortune - 17th Street
October 24, 2011
Progressive Metal
Score
9

9. The Field - Looping State of Mind

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The Field - Looping State of Mind
October 11, 2011
Electronic
Score
9

10. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

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Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
Score
9

11. Future Islands - On The Water

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Future Islands - On The Water
October 11, 2011
Synthpop
Score
9

12. The Mekons - Ancient & Modern

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The Mekons - Ancient & Modern
September 27, 2011
Post-Punk
Score
9

13. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
9

14. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Score
9

15. Peggy Sue - Acrobats

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Peggy Sue - Acrobats
September 12, 2011
Indie Rock
Score
9

16. Butch Walker & the Black Widows - The Spade

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Butch Walker & the Black Widows - The Spade
August 30, 2011
Alternative Rock
Score
9

17. Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea

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Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea
August 2, 2011
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9

18. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

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Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Alt-Country
Score
9

19. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

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Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
Score
9

20. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator

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Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
June 7, 2011
Blues Rock
Score
9

21. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

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Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
Score
9

22. Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure

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Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure
June 7, 2011
Chillwave
Score
9

23. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

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Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
Score
9

24. Amon Tobin - ISAM

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Amon Tobin - ISAM
May 24, 2011
Electronic
Score
9

25. Zachary Cale - Noise of Welcome

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Zachary Cale - Noise of Welcome
May 17, 2011
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9
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings PopMatters awarded albums throughout 2011.


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