Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2011

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49. Wavves - Life Sux

Wavves - Life Sux
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

46. White Denim - D

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

42. Destroyer - Kaputt

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

40. Gary Clark Jr. - The Bright Lights EP

Gary Clark Jr. - The Bright Lights EP
September 6, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

38. Mastodon - The Hunter

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

35. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

34. SuperHeavy - SuperHeavy

SuperHeavy - SuperHeavy
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
53
8 reviews

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

March 22, 2011
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

28. Das Racist - Relax

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

26. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

25. Beyoncé - 4

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

24. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

23. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

22. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
Mostly, Drake stretches out over languid, austerely plush tracks that blur hip-hop, R&B and downtempo dance music.

21. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

The ideas on Bon Iver — Colin Stetson's shimmery horn parts, Rob Moose's elegant arrangements — are engaging even when they don't lead anywhere, and the music is beautiful, even when it veers into schmaltz.

19. Eric Church - Chief

July 26, 2011
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

18. Feist - Metals

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

12. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

9. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

6. Lady Gaga - Born This Way

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
71
20 reviews

Gaga loves overheated cosmic statements for the same reason she loves dance pop and metal guitars – because she hears them as echoes of her twisted rock & roll heart. That's the achievement of Born This Way: The more excessive Gaga gets, the more honest she sounds.

5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

Limbs keeps the intensity at a low boil, working the body as it follows strange logic down alleys it has no interest in coming out of.

1. Adele - 21

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2011-20111207
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