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PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2011


BY YEAR:
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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

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions
November 1, 2011
Rock
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Cormorant - Dwellings

Cormorant - Dwellings
December 6, 2011
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



4. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. 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
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



6. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Russian Circles - Empros

Russian Circles - Empros
October 25, 2011
Post-Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Hammers of Misfortune - 17th Street

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



9. The Field - Looping State of Mind

The Field - Looping State of Mind
October 11, 2011
Electronic
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
October 11, 2011
Alt-Country
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Future Islands - On The Water

Future Islands - On The Water
October 11, 2011
Synthpop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. The Mekons - Ancient & Modern

The Mekons - Ancient & Modern
September 27, 2011
Post-Punk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



13. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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



15. Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Peggy Sue - Acrobats
September 12, 2011
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Butch Walker & the Black Widows - The Spade

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



17. Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea

Jürgen Müller - Science of the Sea
August 2, 2011
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

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



19. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
June 7, 2011
Blues Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure

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



23. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Amon Tobin - ISAM

Amon Tobin - ISAM
May 24, 2011
Electronic
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Zachary Cale - Noise of Welcome

Zachary Cale - Noise of Welcome
May 17, 2011
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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