The Needle Drop's Favorite Albums of 2011

The Needle Drop's Favorite Albums of 2011

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49. Craft Spells - Idle Labor

Craft Spells - Idle Labor
March 29, 2011
Critic Score
72
4 reviews

48. CunninLynguists - Oneirology

CunninLynguists - Oneirology
March 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

44. Milo - I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here

Milo - I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here
November 1, 2011
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

42. Rustie - Glass Swords

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
83
13 reviews

41. Wormrot - Dirge

Wormrot - Dirge
May 3, 2011
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

37. Havok - Time is Up

Havok - Time is Up
March 29, 2011
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

36. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

October 31, 2011
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

35. Shlohmo - Bad Vibes

Shlohmo - Bad Vibes
August 9, 2011
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

33. The Roots - Undun

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

31. Vektor - Outer Isolation

Vektor - Outer Isolation
November 22, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

30. The Log.Os - λόγος

The Log.Os - λόγος
November 13, 2011
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

28. AJJ - Knife Man

AJJ - Knife Man
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

26. Giles Corey - Giles Corey

Giles Corey - Giles Corey
March 1, 2011
Critic Score
82
3 reviews
Dan Barrett's latest project, a full-length album and book, is both a personal and fictional exploration of death, suicide, depression, and the afterlife.

25. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

23. BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG

BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG
September 17, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

21. Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis

Chelsea Wolfe - Apokalypsis
August 23, 2011
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

20. Destroyer - Kaputt

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

19. Cormorant - Dwellings

Cormorant - Dwellings
December 6, 2011
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

17. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

16. Iceage - New Brigade

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

14. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

13. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

12. Danny Brown - XXX

August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

Detroit rapper Danny Brown's latest album functions in extremes. They're not really the angry, voluminous extremes the latest Death Grips album functions on. They're more like extremes of excess.

10. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

July 2, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews
Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar doesn't follow the usual tough and hardened stereotypes that come with repping the California city. The guy isn't a wimp, but he's more interested in saying something thought-provoking than violent.

7. La Dispute - Wildlife

La Dispute - Wildlife
October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

6. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

March 22, 2011
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

3. Battles - Gloss Drop

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
78
29 reviews
If this was a test, Battles passed with flying pink colors. The instrumentation, musicianship, and grooves throughout this album are intense as hell. And guest vocalists like Matias Aguayo and Yamantaka Eye freaking kill it!

2. Death Grips - Exmilitary

April 26, 2011
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

Death Grips' first mixtape is a grim look at mankind's worst personality traits:: greed, addiction, anger. And the beats are just as offensive as the screamed rap vocals--which only helps get the point across.

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