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
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

49.

Mates of State - Mountaintops
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
68
12 reviews

48.

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
77
30 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.

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

46.

April 5, 2011
Critic Score
69
19 reviews

42.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

41.

February 4, 2011
Critic Score
82
33 reviews
With a stripped-down, uncluttered sound, Blake’s creations are hauntingly beautiful. His voice echoes soulfully throughout his self-titled album, with lyrics as deliberate as the heavy beats that accentuate each track.

39.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
87
22 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
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

36.

Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

35.

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
66
19 reviews

30.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
87
38 reviews

29.

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
28 reviews

28.

February 25, 2011
Critic Score
80
31 reviews

26.

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

23.

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

22.

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
78
34 reviews

20.

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

19.

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
73
24 reviews

18.

March 8, 2011
Critic Score
76
20 reviews

17.

February 1, 2011
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

16.

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

15.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
67
16 reviews

14.

January 24, 2011
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

13.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
37 reviews

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

13.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

12.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
79
36 reviews

11.

September 12, 2011
Critic Score
86
37 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.

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

7.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

6.

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

4.

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

1.

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
85
38 reviews

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

Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-albums-of-2011.html
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