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Top 50 Albums of 2011

February 3, 2012

No words, this time. If you want words, there are plenty elsewhere.

Music speaks for itself.

Pharoahe Monch - WAR

50. Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
[Preview] [Preview]

Ufesas - Ufesas

49. Ufesas – Ufesas
[Preview] [Preview]

Red Nightfall - Red Nightfall

48. Red Nightfall – Red Nightfall
[Preview] [Preview]

Caretaker, The - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

47. The Caretaker – An Empty Bliss Beyond this World
[Preview]

Battle of Britain Memorial - The Aftermath of Your Bright Beings

46. Battle of Britain Memorial – The Aftermath of Your Bright Beings
[Preview] [Preview]

By Surprise - Mountain Smashers

45. By Surprise – Mountain Smashers
[Preview] [Preview]

Radiohead - The King of Limbs

44. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
[Preview] [Preview]

Chelsea Wolfe - Ἀποκάλυψις

43. Chelsea Wolfe – Ἀποκάλυψις
[Preview] [Preview]

Cyne - Wasteland Vol 1

42. Cyne – Wasteland Volume One
[Preview] [Preview]

Psychic Paramount, The - II

41. The Psychic Paramount – II
[Preview] [Preview]

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers

40. Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
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Other Lives - Tamer Animals

39. Other Lives – Tamer Animals
[Preview] [Preview]

Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip

38. Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip
[Preview] [Preview]

K-Def - Night Shift

37. K-Def – Night Shift
[Preview] [Preview]

Rustie - Glass Swords

36. Rustie – Glass Swords
[Preview] [Preview]

People Under the Stairs - Highlighter

35. People Under the Stairs – Highlighter
[Preview] [Preview]

Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies

34. Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Flies
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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

33. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
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DJ Cosm - Time and Space

32. DJ Cosm – Time and Space
[Preview] [Preview]

Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math

31. Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
[Preview] [Preview]

Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights

30. Defeater – Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
[Preview] [Preview]

Joy Formidable, The - The Big Roar

29. The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
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Midnight Eez, The - The Midnight Eez

28. The Midnight Eez – The Midnight Eez
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Swarms - Old Raves End

27. Swarms – Old Raves End
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Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

26. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
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Saul Williams - Volcanic Sunlight

25. Saul Williams – Volcanic Sunlight
[Preview] [Preview]

Yakuza Heart Attack - Yakuza Heart Attack II

24. Yakuza Heart Attack – Yakuza Heart Attack II
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Sims - Bad Time Zoo

23. Sims – Bad Time Zoo
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Pollyn - Living in Patterns

22. Pollyn – Living in Patterns
[Preview] [Preview]

Shoppers - Silver Year

21. Shoppers – Silver Year
[Preview] [Preview]

Touche Amore - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

20. Touché Amoré – Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
[Preview] [Preview]

Cut Off Your Hands - Hollow

19. Cut Off Your Hands – Hollow
[Preview] [Preview]

Qwazaar & Batsauce - Bat Meets Blaine

18. Qwazaar & Batsauce – Bat Meets Blaine
[Preview] [Preview]

Rural Alberta Advantage, The - Departing

17. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing
[Preview] [Preview]

Giles Corey - Giles Corey

16. Giles Corey – Giles Corey
[Preview] [Preview]

Weeknd, The - House of Balloons

15. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
[Preview] [Preview]

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

14. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
[Preview] [Preview]

Awol One & Factor - The Landmark

13. Awol One & Factor – The Landmark
[Preview] [Preview]

World Inferno Friendship Society, The - The Anarchy and the Ecstasy

12. The World/Inferno Friendship Society – The Anarchy and the Ecstasy
[Preview] [Preview]

Ampere - Like Shadows

11. Ampere – Like Shadows
[Preview] [Preview]

CunninLynguists - Oneirology

10. CunninLynguists – Oneirology
[Preview] [Preview]

No UFO's - Soft Coast

9. No UFO’s – Soft Coast
[Preview] [Preview]

Phoebe Killdeer & the Short Straws - Innerquake

8. Phoebe Killdeer & the Short Straws – Innerquake
[Preview] [Preview]

Roots, The - Undun

7. The Roots – Undun
[Preview] [Preview]

KWJAZ - Kwjaz

6. KWJAZ – KWJAZ
[Preview] [Preview]

GDP - Useless Eaters

5. GDP – Useless Eaters
[Preview] [Preview]

La Dispute - Wildlife

4. La Dispute – Wildlife
[Preview] [Preview]

Doomtree - No Kings

3. Doomtree – No Kings
[Preview] [Preview]

Kendrick Lamar - Section 80

2. Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
[Preview] [Preview]

Kay the Aquanaut - Waterloo

1. Kay the Aquanaut – Waterloo
[Preview] [Preview]

From → Year-End Lists

4 Comments
  1. john permalink

    haven’t heard of 80% of this. can’t wait to check out. thanks

  2. john permalink

    ^^ listening to Sims record on Spotify. shit, i’m going out and buying that tomorrow.

    • If you like Sims, be sure to check out the Doomtree record too! He’s a member of that group and has some great work on No Kings :)

  3. nick permalink

    without a doubt, thee best AotY list i’ve seen. Checked out about 75 % of this list and love almost everything

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