Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011

Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2011

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25.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
75
29 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
December 7, 2011
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

23.

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

21.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

18.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

16.

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

15.

June 20, 2011
Critic Score
72
19 reviews

14.

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
77
30 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
November 8, 2011
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

11.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

10.

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

9.

May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
28 reviews

8.

April 5, 2011
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

7.

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
35 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.

6.

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
84
29 reviews

5.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
35 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.

4.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

3.

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
69
24 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.

2.

March 1, 2011
Critic Score
80
30 reviews

The combination of Wounded Rhymes’s noisy factory ambience and Li’s frayed persona is subtle yet striking, building slowly and purposefully without ever reaching heavy-handed bombast.

Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/music/the-25-best-albums-of-2011/
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