Year-End Lists

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Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011

26 December 2011

Epitonic: Top 40 Albums of 2011

  1. Bon IverBon Iver
  2. BattlesGloss Drop
  3. Tune-YardsWhokill
  4. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  5. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  6. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  7. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  8. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  9. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  10. Washed OutWithin and Without
  11. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  12. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  13. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  14. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  15. Explosions in the SkyTake Care, Take Care, Take Care
  16. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  17. BibioMind Bokeh
  18. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  19. DestroyerKaputt
  20. James BlakeJames Blake
  21. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  22. WilcoThe Whole Love
  23. Future IslandsOn the Water
  24. Adele21
  25. ApparatThe Devil’s Walk
  26. Dum Dum GirlsOnly in Dreams
  27. Tyler, The CreatorGoblin
  28. Real EstateDays
  29. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  30. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  31. Male BondingEndless Now
  32. Times New VikingDancer Equired
  33. LowC’mon
  34. ShlohmoBad Vibes
  35. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  36. Curren$yVerde Terrace
  37. BorisHeavy Rocks
  38. Chelsea WolfeApokalypsis
  39. Holy Ghost!Holy Ghost!
  40. Mr. GnomeMadness in Miniature