Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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50. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

49. Mates of State - Mountaintops

Mates of State - Mountaintops
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

48. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
78
26 reviews
He is not the best singer in the world, and certainly not the best rapper—but his desire to be upfront in his lyrics and distinguished in his music has made him an iconoclastic star.

47. Real Estate - Days

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
73
25 reviews

46. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

April 5, 2011
Critic Score
68
17 reviews

42. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

41. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
30 reviews

39. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive roots albums to be released in some time.

38. Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender

Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

36. Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
68
13 reviews

35. Childish Gambino - Camp

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
65
18 reviews

30. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

29. Feist - Metals

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

28. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

March 1, 2011
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

26. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

23. The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade

The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
74
2 reviews

22. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
78
29 reviews

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

19. Cults - Cults

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
74
22 reviews

18. Wye Oak - Civilian

March 8, 2011
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

17. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

February 1, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

16. Yuck - Yuck

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
75
26 reviews
It's the seamless simplicity in which the record flows that defines this masterful debut.

15. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
66
13 reviews

14. Adele - 21

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

13. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
76
31 reviews

The King of Limbs might not be Radiohead’s best or most revolutionary album, but it’s still adventurous and fresh.

13. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

12. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
79
31 reviews

11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
33 reviews

Strange Mercy is an album that’s full of ambitious attempts to create rich tableaus that defy the expectations they create. Some work, and some don’t, but the ones that don’t will probably age well given that a few dozen listens won’t leave you bored.

8. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

7. Wilco - The Whole Love

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

6. JR JR - It's A Corporate World

JR JR - It's A Corporate World
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
67
12 reviews

4. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

It retains the beautiful melancholy of For Emma, but in nearly every way, it’s just more. More layered, more diverse, more interesting.

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