Top Albums of 2011





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
164
PJ Harvey Let England Shake Alternative Singer/Songwriter
2
302
James Blake James Blake Alternative R&B, Art Pop, Electronic
3
357
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver Art Pop, Indie Folk
4
534
St. Vincent Strange Mercy Art Pop, Indie Pop
5
538
Adele 21 Pop Soul
6
565
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l Art Pop, Indie Pop
7
689
Destroyer Kaputt Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
8
718
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Dream Pop, Synthpop
9
755
Jay Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Hip Hop
10
830
The Weeknd House of Balloons Alternative R&B
11
839
Drake Take Care Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
12
915
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
13
1023
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
14
1065
Tom Waits Bad As Me Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15
1118
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
1124
Real Estate Days Indie Pop, Indie Rock
17
1273
Wild Beasts Smother Art Pop, Indie Pop
18
1327
Fucked Up David Comes to Life Post-Hardcore, Rock Opera
19
1371
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost Indie Pop, Indie Rock
20
1385
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Plunderphonics
21
1565
Radiohead The King of Limbs Electronic, Experimental Rock
22
1567
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise Microhouse
23
1606
Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Indie Pop
24
1631
The Horrors Skying Neo-Psychedelia
25
1650
Metronomy The English Riviera Indie Pop, Indietronica
26
1690
The Black Keys El Camino Blues Rock, Garage Rock
27
1703
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Alternative R&B
28
1788
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 Ambient, Drone
29
1797
Wilco The Whole Love Indie Rock
30
1884
EMA Past Life Martyred Saints Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
31
2178
Yuck Yuck Indie Rock, Noise Pop
32
2246
Wild Flag Wild Flag Indie Rock
33
2320
Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact Neo-Psychedelia
34
2332
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See Indie Rock
35
2338
SBTRKT SBTRKT Future Garage
36
2348
Danny Brown XXX Hardcore Hip Hop
37
2413
The Antlers Burst Apart Indie Rock
38
2532
Feist Metals Art Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
39
2567
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient Indie Rock
40
2628
Elbow Build a Rocket Boys! Indie Rock
41
2664
Bill Callahan Apocalypse Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
42
2769
Rustie Glass Swords Purple Sound, Wonky
43
2777
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow Ambient Pop, Art Pop
44
2789
Anna Calvi Anna Calvi Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Art Rock
45
2860
Washed Out Within and Without Chillwave
46
2880
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light Art Rock, Indie Rock
47
2911
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
48
2914
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges Experimental, Post-Minimalism
49
2977
Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Americana, Contemporary Folk

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Panda Bear Tomboy Psychedelic Pop
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 Roots Undun Conscious Hip Hop
The Beach Boys The SMiLE Sessions Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop
Beyoncé 4 Contemporary R&B, Pop
The Field Looping State of Mind Minimal Techno
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Mastodon The Hunter Progressive Metal
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain Art Rock, Indie Rock
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Beirut The Rip Tide Indie Folk
Zomby Dedication Dubstep, Future Garage
Iceage New Brigade Art Punk, Post-Punk
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Country Rock, Indie Folk
Battles Gloss Drop Math Rock
Katy B On a Mission Dance-Pop, UK Funky
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place Ambient, Ambient Pop, Dream Pop
Kendrick Lamar Section.80 Conscious Hip Hop
Björk Biophilia Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
Josh T. Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Ambient, Turntable Music
Clams Casino Instrumentals Cloud Rap, Instrumental Hip Hop
Low C'mon Slowcore
Peaking Lights 936 Hypnagogic Pop
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