Year-End Lists

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Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Q Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2011

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

  1. Florence + The MachineCeremonials
  2. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  3. Adele21
  4. Bon IverBon Iver
  5. ColdplayMylo Xyloto
  6. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  7. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  8. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  9. WU LYFGo Tell Fire to the Mountain
  10. ElbowBuild a Rocket Boys!
  11. The HorrorsSkying
  12. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  13. Bombay Bicycle ClubA Different Kind of Fix
  14. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  15. Baxter DuryHappy Soup
  16. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  17. MetronomyThe English Riviera
  18. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  19. Cass McCombsWIT’S END
  20. The WeekndThursday
  21. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  22. White LiesRitual
  23. BjörkBiophilia
  24. Real EstateDays
  25. Wild BeastsSmother
  26. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  27. Ed Sheeran+
  28. Gillian WelchThe Harrow & The Harvest
  29. KasabianVelociraptor!
  30. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  31. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  32. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  33. Tune-YardsWhokill
  34. Gruff RhysHotel Shampoo
  35. Cass McCombsHumor Risk
  36. Katy BOn A Mission
  37. Washed OutWithin and Without
  38. FeistMetals
  39. James BlakeJames Blake
  40. Danger Mouse & Daniel LuppiRome
  41. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  42. Josh T PearsonLast of the Country Gentlemen
  43. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  44. Death In VegasTrans-Love Energies
  45. Miles KaneColour of the Trap
  46. SBTRKTSBTRKT
  47. MastodonThe Hunter
  48. Noah & The WhaleLast Night on Earth
  49. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  50. JusticeAudio,Video,Disco