Year-End Lists

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Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

16 December 2011

Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

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

  1. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  2. James BlakeJames Blake
  3. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  4. The CaretakerAn Empty Bliss Beyond This World
  5. DJ DiamondFlight Muzik
  6. GrouperA I A
  7. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
  8. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  9. DestroyerKaputt
  10. Demdike StareTryptych
  11. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  12. Tune-YardsWhokill
  13. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  14. Peaking Lights936
  15. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  16. KWJAZKWJAZ
  17. Dirty BeachesBadlands
  18. The Flaming LipsThe Strobo Trip: Light and Audio Phase Illusions Toy
  19. Sean McCannThe Capital
  20. DJ RashadJust A Taste Vol. 1
  21. James FerraroFar Side Virtual
  22. Death GripsExmilitary
  23. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  24. Bill OrcuttHow the Thing Sings
  25. Hype WilliamsOne Nation
  26. Amen DunesThrough Donkey Jaw
  27. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  28. Thee Oh SeesCarrion Crawler/The Dream
  29. Thee Oh SeesCastlemania
  30. Lil BI’m Gay (I’m Happy)
  31. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  32. M83Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  33. Rafael ToralSpace Elements Vol. III
  34. Panda BearTomboy
  35. The MenLeave Home
  36. Future IslandsOn the Water
  37. TelebossaTelebossa
  38. EarthAngels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
  39. Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan SingaSuara Naga
  40. KrengGrimoire
  41. Fabio OrsiStand Before Me, Oh My Soul
  42. ZombyDedication
  43. St. VincentStrange Mercy
  44. The Psychic ParamountII
  45. Tiziana Bertoncini & Thomas LehnHorsky Park
  46. A Winged Victory For The SullenA Winged Victory for the Sullen
  47. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  48. Matana RobertsCOIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres
  49. LiturgyAesthethica
  50. Tom WaitsBad as Me