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Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. Bon IverBon Iver
  2. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  3. My Morning JacketCircuital
  4. Tune-YardsWhokill
  5. Middle BrotherMiddle Brother
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.It’s A Corporate World
  7. WilcoThe Whole Love
  8. DawesNothing is Wrong
  9. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  10. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  11. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  12. Iron & WineKiss Each Other Clean
  13. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  14. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost [special addition]
  15. Adele21
  16. Deer TickDivine Providence
  17. YuckYuck
  18. The Civil WarsBarton Hollow
  19. Wye OakCivilian
  20. CultsCults
  21. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  22. Charles BradleyNo Time for Dreaming
  23. The Black KeysEl Camino
  24. The Belle BrigadeThe Belle Brigade
  25. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  26. The AntlersBurst Apart
  27. The Low AnthemSmart Flesh
  28. Black LipsArabia Mountain
  29. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  30. FeistMetals
  31. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  32. Telekinesis12 Desperate Straight Lines
  33. Ryan AdamsAshes & Fire
  34. The Head and the HeartThe Head and the Heart
  35. SerynThis Is Where We Are
  36. Childish GambinoCamp
  37. Mister HeavenlyOut of Love
  38. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  39. Over the RhineThe Long Surrender
  40. Foster the PeopleTorches
  41. Portugal. The ManIn the Mountain in the Cloud
  42. James BlakeJames Blake
  43. Wild FlagWild Flag
  44. Joy FormidableThe Big Roar
  45. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  46. Those DarlinsScrews Get Loose
  47. Holy Ghost!Holy Ghost!
  48. Real EstateDays
  49. DrakeTake Care
  50. Mates of StateMountaintops
  51. Frank TurnerEngland Keep My Bones