Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011

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25. Yuck - Yuck

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

It so effectively hits you warm in the gut with distortion and stick-to-your-ribs melodies that you won't just wish you were 20 again; you'll realize there's no subscribed age qualification for that wonderful feeling you get while listening to this record. 

24. Fred Falke - Part IV

Fred Falke - Part IV
December 7, 2011
Critic Score
69
2 reviews

23. Ben Sollee - Inclusions

Ben Sollee - Inclusions
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

18. Destroyer - Kaputt

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

16. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

14. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
Drake has grown tremendously in the year since he recorded his debut, reemerging as a more versatile performer and a more heartfelt songwriter.

13. Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather

Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather
November 8, 2011
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

11. Das Racist - Relax

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

10. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

7. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

For much of Bon Iver, Vernon takes his cues from Volcano Choir, using an array of disparate instrumentation and looping effects to beautifully eerie effect.

5. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

Clark’s bare, sedate St. Vincent persona is the highlight of Strange Mercy, reflecting all the terror, beauty, and allure of her music more effectively than any cantakerous narrator could muster.

3. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
71
20 reviews
When Gaga graduated to stadiums, her music clearly followed suit. There's nothing small about this album, and Gaga sings the shit out of every single track.
Original Source: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/feature/the-25-best-albums-of-2011/294/page_1
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