Year-End Lists

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Mojo: Best Albums of 2011

01 December 2011

Mojo Magazine: Best Albums of 2011 [writers]

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

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. The HorrorsSkying
  3. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  4. Jonathan WilsonGentle Spirit
  5. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow
  6. White DenimD
  7. Josh T PearsonLast of the Country Gentlemen
  8. Anna CalviAnna Calvi
  9. Tom WaitsBad as Me
  10. Wild BeastsSmother
  11. Laura MarlingA Creature I Don’t Know
  12. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  13. Cat’s EyesCat’s Eyes
  14. King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine
  15. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What
  16. Bon IverBon Iver
  17. Bill Wells & Aidan MoffatEverything’s Getting Older
  18. Thurston MooreDemolished Thoughts
  19. James BlakeJames Blake
  20. My Morning JacketCircuital
  21. The War on DrugsSlave Ambient
  22. BeirutThe Rip Tide
  23. Bill CallahanApocalypse
  24. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  25. The StepkidsThe Stepkids
  26. Drive-By TruckersGo-Go Boots
  27. ArbouretumThe Gathering
  28. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
  29. WilcoThe Whole Love
  30. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
  31. Nick LoweThe Old Magic
  32. BjörkBiophilia
  33. Glenn JonesThe Wanting
  34. Gillian WelchThe Harrow & The Harvest
  35. TinariwenTassili
  36. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  37. Duane EddyRoad Trip
  38. The Sand BagAll Through The Night
  39. Arctic MonkeysSuck It and See
  40. Charles BradleyNo Time for Dreaming
  41. DestroyerKaputt
  42. Booker T. JonesThe Road From Memphis
  43. Gwilym SimcockGood Days At Scholss Elmau
  44. Glen CampbellGhost On The Canvas
  45. Tune-YardsWhokill
  46. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  47. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  48. WireRed Barked Tree
  49. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  50. Joe HenryReverie