Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Top 30 Albums of 2011

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This list was determined by aggregating 31 best-of-2011 album lists (see resources below) and figuring that information in with sales figures, chart data, awards, and overall status according to Dave’s Music Database. Here are the results:

1. Adele 21
2. PJ Harvey Let England Shake
3. Lady Gaga Born This Way
4. Bon Iver Bon Iver
5. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
6. Florence + the Machine Ceremonials
7. Radiohead The King of Limbs
8. Foo Fighters Wasting Light
9. Tom Waits Bad As Me
10. James Blake James Blake

11. Wilco The Whole Love
12. Beyonce 4
13. The Horrors Skying
14. St. Vincent Strange Mercy
15. The Decemberists The King Is Dead
16. Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
17. Lykke Lie Wounded Rhymes
18. Wild Beasts Smother
19. Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
20. Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest

21. Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
22. Kurt Vile Smoke Rings for My Halo
23. Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
24. Tune Yards Who Kill
25. The Strokes Angles
26. Destroyer Kaputt
27. Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
28. Fucked Up David Comes to Life
29. The Rolling Stones Some Girls (Deluxe Edition)
30. Metronomy The English Riviera

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