Top Albums of 2011





RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumGenres
1 193 PJ Harvey Let England Shake Alternative Singer/Songwriter
2 345 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver Art Pop, Indie Folk
3 358 James Blake James Blake Alternative R&B, Art Pop, Electronic
4 535 St. Vincent Strange Mercy Art Pop, Indie Pop
5 648 tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l Art Pop, Indie Pop
6 662 Adele 21 Pop Soul
7 728 Destroyer Kaputt Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
8 767 The Weeknd House of Balloons Alternative R&B
9 778 M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Dream Pop, Synthpop
10 816 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
11 835 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Hip Hop
12 861 Drake Take Care Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
13 896 Shabazz Palaces Black Up Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
14 925 Tom Waits Bad As Me Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15 1044 Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16 1109 Fucked Up David Comes to Life Post-Hardcore, Rock Opera
17 1268 Real Estate Days Indie Pop, Indie Rock
18 1277 Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost Indie Pop, Indie Rock
19 1331 Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise Microhouse
20 1341 Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Plunderphonics
21 1367 Radiohead The King of Limbs Electronic, Experimental Rock
22 1446 The Horrors Skying Neo-Psychedelia
23 1529 Metronomy The English Riviera Indie Pop, Indietronica
24 1564 Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Indie Pop
25 1597 Wild Beasts Smother Art Pop, Indie Pop
26 1642 Wilco The Whole Love Indie Rock
27 1648 Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Alternative R&B
28 1680 Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Ambient, Drone
29 1744 EMA Past Life Martyred Saints Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
30 1778 The Black Keys El Camino Blues Rock, Garage Rock
31 2017 Yuck Yuck Indie Rock, Noise Pop
32 2124 Wild Flag Wild Flag Indie Rock
33 2169 Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact Neo-Psychedelia
34 2230 Danny Brown XXX Hardcore Hip Hop
35 2252 The Antlers Burst Apart Indie Rock
36 2275 SBTRKT SBTRKT Future Garage
37 2295 Feist Metals Art Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
38 2400 The War on Drugs Slave Ambient Indie Rock
39 2434 Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See Indie Rock
40 2478 Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow Ambient Pop, Art Pop
41 2553 Bill Callahan Apocalypse Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
42 2612 Elbow Build a Rocket Boys! Indie Rock
43 2640 Anna Calvi Anna Calvi Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Art Rock
44 2669 Rustie Glass Swords Purple Sound, Wonky
45 2731 The Beach Boys The SMiLE Sessions Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
46 2776 Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Americana, Contemporary Folk
47 2781 Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We're New Here Future Garage, UK Bass
48 2811 Atlas Sound Parallax Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
49 2854 TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Art Rock, Indie Rock
50 2864 The Field Looping State of Mind Minimal Techno
51 2905 The Roots Undun Conscious Hip Hop
52 2911 Washed Out Within and Without Chillwave
53 2934 Panda Bear Tomboy Psychedelic Pop
54 2946 Iceage New Brigade Art Punk, Post-Punk
55 2970 Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
56 2995 Beyoncé 4 Contemporary R&B, Pop


Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop
Zomby Dedication Dubstep, Future Garage
Florence + The Machine Ceremonials Art Pop
Mastodon The Hunter Progressive Metal
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Art Rock, Indie Rock
Beirut The Rip Tide Indie Folk
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Experimental, Post-Minimalism
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Country Rock, Indie Folk
Battles Gloss Drop Math Rock
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient, Ambient Pop, Dream Pop
Katy B On a Mission Dance-Pop, UK Funky
Björk Biophilia Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
Kendrick Lamar Section.80 Conscious Hip Hop
Josh T. Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Low C'mon Slowcore
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Ambient, Turntable Music
Clams Casino Instrumentals Cloud Rap, Instrumental Hip Hop
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Hip Hop
Peaking Lights 936 Hypnagogic Pop
My Morning Jacket Circuital Alt-Country, Indie Rock
Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Americana, Contemporary Folk
Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de couleur Libres Avant-Garde Jazz

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