Year-End Lists

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Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011

08 December 2011

The Quietus: Albums of the Year 2011

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

  1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  2. Azari & IIIAzari & III
  3. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  4. The Haxan CloakThe Haxan Cloak
  5. PercWicker & Steel
  6. Cut HandsAfro Noise
  7. Katy BOn A Mission
  8. Wild BeastsSmother
  9. Death GripsExmilitary
  10. PrurientBermuda Drain
  11. ÅrabrotSolar Anus
  12. Laurel HaloHour Logic
  13. Sandwell DistrictFeed Forward
  14. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
  15. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
  16. Alexander TuckerDorwytch
  17. Pinch and ShackletonPinch & Shackleton
  18. MastodonThe Hunter
  19. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  20. Cornershop & Bubbly KaurThe Double O Groove
  21. John Foxx and the MathsInterplay
  22. My DiscoLittle Joy
  23. Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
  24. Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsBlood Lust
  25. Hype WilliamsOne Nation
  26. Leyland KirbyEager To Tear Apart The Stars
  27. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  28. YOBAtma
  29. DestroyerKaputt
  30. Roly PorterAftertime
  31. BattlesGloss Drop
  32. The FallErsatz GB
  33. Zun Zun EguiKatang
  34. Fucked UpDavid Comes to Life
  35. SnowmanAbsence
  36. Clams CasinoInstrumentals
  37. ObakeObake
  38. ElzhiElmatic
  39. Aidan Moffat & Bill WellsEverything’s Getting Older
  40. Master Musicians of BukkakeTotem Three
  41. Thurston MooreDemolished Thoughts
  42. Wolves in the Throne RoomCelestial Lineage
  43. British Sea PowerValhalla Dancehall
  44. BjörkBiophilia
  45. Skull Defekts featuring Daniel HiggsPeer Amid
  46. Maria MinervaCabaret Cixous
  47. MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  48. ByetoneSyMeta
  49. AmebixSonic Mass
  50. LiturgyAesthethica