SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011

SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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50.

March 29, 2011
Critic Score
68
20 reviews

49.

August 16, 2011
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

48.

Cliff Martinez - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
October 11, 2011
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

46.

April 12, 2011
Critic Score
72
32 reviews

It's Grohl's most memorable set of songs since 1997's The Colour and the Shape.

45.

August 1, 2011
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

44.

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
82
25 reviews

42.

July 26, 2011
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

41.

February 16, 2011
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

39.

June 24, 2011
Critic Score
70
33 reviews

38.

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

36.

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
78
34 reviews

34.

September 12, 2011
Critic Score
86
37 reviews

31.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
75
30 reviews

30.

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

29.

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
70
26 reviews
While most 21st-century pop stars pulverize their imperfections into an Auto-Tuned slurry, she boldly wears her audacity like a meat dress. Lady Gaga certainly wasn't born this way, but she's making a convincing case that she's evolving into our most surreally brilliant pop star.

28.

February 14, 2011
Critic Score
84
17 reviews

27.

March 28, 2011
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

26.

May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

25.

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
73
20 reviews

25.

April 26, 2011
Critic Score
72
18 reviews

24.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
67
16 reviews

23.

January 7, 2011
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

22.

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

With Take Care, Drake has his accelerated Kanye West moment — when a little too much ambition and all the asshole feelings he's got inside coalesce into an insular, indulgent, sad-sack hip-hop epic.

20.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

19.

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
37 reviews

18.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

17.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

16.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

15.

May 24, 2011
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

14.

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
85
38 reviews

Vernon re-accesses that potent sense of self on Bon Iver, a stunning sophomore set whose landscape-painting cover art underscores the idea that his songs inhabit their own psychological space.

10.

February 25, 2011
Critic Score
80
31 reviews

9.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

8.

January 3, 2011
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

6.

August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

5.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

1.

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

It's one 
of the most overly complicated hard-rock records 
of the past ten years. It's also one of the best.

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