Year-End Lists

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Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011

21 December 2011

Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  2. BraidsNative Speaker
  3. Main Attrakionz808s & Dark Grapes II
  4. Jenny HvalViscera
  5. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  6. Danny BrownXXX
  7. Tune-YardsWhokill
  8. L.W.H.The Tape Hiss Hooligan
  9. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  10. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  11. Blackout BeachFuck Death
  12. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  13. DestroyerKaputt
  14. Big K.R.I.T.Return of 4Eva
  15. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  16. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  17. DeerhoofDeerhoof vs. Evil
  18. James BlakeJames Blake
  19. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  20. A$AP RockyLIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  21. Robag WruhmeThora Vukk
  22. Curren$yWeekend at Burnie’s
  23. G-SideThe ONE… COHESIVE
  24. Chad Van GaalenDiaper Island
  25. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  26. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  27. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place
  28. RoommateGuilty Rainbow
  29. Wild FlagWild Flag
  30. Real EstateDays
  31. NursesDracula
  32. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  33. BattlesGloss Drop
  34. DrakeTake Care
  35. Eleanor FriedbergerLast Summer
  36. Wolves in the Throne RoomCelestial Lineage
  37. Clams CasinoInstrumental Mixtape
  38. Dirty BeachesBadlands
  39. Nicolas JaarSpace is Only Noise
  40. The MenLeave Home
  41. 13 & GodOwn Your Ghost
  42. Miracle FortressWas I the Wave?
  43. MoonfaceOrgan Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped
  44. Andy StottPassed Me By / We Stay Together
  45. Wild BeastsSmother
  46. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxWe’re New Here
  47. Cyrillic TypewriterThe Cyrillic Typewriter
  48. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  49. François CouturierTarkovsky Quartet