Top Albums of 2011





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
170
PJ Harvey Let England Shake Alternative Singer/Songwriter
2
317
James Blake James Blake Alternative R&B, Art Pop, Electronic
3
387
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver Art Pop, Indie Folk
4
571
Adele 21 Pop Soul
5
583
St. Vincent Strange Mercy Art Pop, Indie Pop
6
601
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l Art Pop, Indie Pop
7
749
Destroyer Kaputt Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
8
810
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Dream Pop, Synthpop
9
819
Jay Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Hip Hop
10
879
The Weeknd House of Balloons Alternative R&B
11
925
Drake Take Care Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
12
962
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
13
1110
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
14
1129
Tom Waits Bad As Me Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15
1187
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
1226
Real Estate Days Indie Pop, Indie Rock
17
1310
Wild Beasts Smother Art Pop, Indie Pop
18
1412
Fucked Up David Comes to Life Post-Hardcore, Rock Opera
19
1473
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost Indie Pop, Indie Rock
20
1532
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Plunderphonics
21
1625
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise Microhouse
22
1671
Radiohead The King of Limbs Electronic, Experimental Rock
23
1674
Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Indie Pop
24
1679
The Horrors Skying Neo-Psychedelia
25
1711
Metronomy The English Riviera Indie Pop, Indietronica
26
1730
The Black Keys El Camino Blues Rock, Garage Rock
27
1796
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Alternative R&B
28
1853
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Ambient, Drone
29
1862
Wilco The Whole Love Indie Rock
30
1943
EMA Past Life Martyred Saints Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
31
2249
Yuck Yuck Indie Rock, Noise Pop
32
2369
Wild Flag Wild Flag Indie Rock
33
2434
Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact Neo-Psychedelia
34
2449
SBTRKT SBTRKT Future Garage
35
2502
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See Indie Rock
36
2521
Danny Brown XXX Hardcore Hip Hop
37
2539
The Antlers Burst Apart Indie Rock
38
2657
Feist Metals Art Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
39
2681
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient Indie Rock
40
2769
Elbow Build a Rocket Boys! Indie Rock
41
2845
Bill Callahan Apocalypse Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
42
2911
Anna Calvi Anna Calvi Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Art Rock
43
2938
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow Ambient Pop, Art Pop
44
2946
Rustie Glass Swords Purple Sound, Wonky

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Art Rock, Indie Rock
Washed Out Within and Without Chillwave
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Americana, Contemporary Folk
The Roots Undun Conscious Hip Hop
The Beach Boys The SMiLE Sessions Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Experimental, Post-Minimalism
Atlas Sound Parallax Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Florence + The Machine Ceremonials Art Pop
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We're New Here Future Garage, UK Bass
The Field Looping State of Mind Minimal Techno
Panda Bear Tomboy Psychedelic Pop
Beyoncé 4 Contemporary R&B, Pop
John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Mastodon The Hunter Progressive Metal
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Zomby Dedication Dubstep, Future Garage
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Art Rock, Indie Rock
Iceage New Brigade Art Punk, Post-Punk
Beirut The Rip Tide Indie Folk
Battles Gloss Drop Math Rock
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Country Rock, Indie Folk
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient, Ambient Pop, Dream Pop
Kendrick Lamar Section.80 Conscious Hip Hop
Björk Biophilia Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
Katy B On a Mission Dance-Pop, UK Funky
Josh T. Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Low C'mon Slowcore
Peaking Lights 936 Hypnagogic Pop
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Ambient, Turntable Music
Clams Casino Instrumentals Cloud Rap, Instrumental Hip Hop
My Morning Jacket Circuital Alt-Country, Indie Rock
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Hip Hop
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