The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2011

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
89
30 reviews

3. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
80
28 reviews

4. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

6. Sloan - The Double Cross

Sloan - The Double Cross
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

8. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

9. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

10. The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps

The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

11. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
March 8, 2011
Critic Score
73
24 reviews

12. J Mascis - Several Shades of Why

J Mascis - Several Shades of Why
March 15, 2011
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

13. Pearl Jam - Live on Ten Legs

Pearl Jam - Live on Ten Legs
January 18, 2011
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

14. They Might Be Giants - Join Us

They Might Be Giants - Join Us
July 19, 2011
Critic Score
71
13 reviews

15. Cake - Showroom of Compassion

Cake - Showroom of Compassion
January 11, 2011
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

17. Sonic Youth - Simon Werner A Disparu

Sonic Youth - Simon Werner A Disparu
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

18. The Strokes - Angles

The Strokes - Angles
March 22, 2011
Critic Score
69
31 reviews

19. The Cure - Bestival Live 2011

The Cure - Bestival Live 2011
December 5, 2011
Critic Score
69
7 reviews

20. Primus - Green Naugahyde

Primus - Green Naugahyde
September 12, 2011
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

21. Jack's Mannequin - People and Things

Jack's Mannequin - People and Things
October 4, 2011
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

22. Meat Puppets - Lollipop

Meat Puppets - Lollipop
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

23. The Duke Spirit - Bruiser

The Duke Spirit - Bruiser
September 19, 2011
Critic Score
64
9 reviews

24. Juliana Hatfield - There's Always Another Girl

Juliana Hatfield - There's Always Another Girl
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
63
5 reviews

25. Big Talk - Big Talk

Big Talk - Big Talk
July 19, 2011
Critic Score
62
6 reviews
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