100 Greatest Albums of 2011

  1. 21 - Adele
  2. Take Care - Drake
  3. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  4. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West
  5. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
  6. 4 - Beyoncé
  7. Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
  8. Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
  9. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
10. 50 Words for Snow - Kate Bush
11. Talk That Talk - Rihanna
12. Undun - The Roots
13. James Blake - James Blake
14. Making Mirrors - Gotye
15. El Camino - The Black Keys
16. David Comes to Life - Fucked Up
17. W H O K I L L - tUnE-yArDs
18. Civilian - Wye Oak
19. + - Ed Sheeran
20. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
21. Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine
22. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
23. Tomboy - Panda Bear
24. Goblin - Tyler, the Creator
25. Nine Types of Light - TV on the Radio
26. Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
27. Past Life Martyred Saints - EMA
28. Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
29. Torches - Foster the People
30. Collapse into Now - R.E.M.
31. The King is Dead - The Decemberists
32. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - Beastie Boys
33. Kaputt - Destroyer
34. Bad as Me - Tom Waits
35. Biophilia - Björk
36. Gloss Drop - Battles
37. Underneath the Pine - Toro y Moi
38. Strange Mercy - St. Vincent
39. Father, Son, Holy Ghost - Girls
40. Suck It And See - Arctic Monkeys
41. The King of Limbs - Radiohead
42. Smoke Ring for My Halo - Kurt Vile
43. So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon
44. The Light of the Sun - Jill Scott
45. Arabia Mountain - Black Lips
46. Cole World: The Sideline Story - J. Cole
47. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
48. Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne
49. Femme Fatale - Britney Spears
50. The Big Roar - The Joy Formidable
51. XXX - Danny Brown
52. The Whole Love - Wilco
53. Belong - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
54. Up All Night - One Direction
55. Noel Gallagher's Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
56. The R.E.D. Album - Game
57. Skying - The Horrors
58. Wounded Rhymes - Lykke Li
59. Blue Slide Park - Mac Miller
60. Cults - Cults
61. Days - Real Estate
62. Codes and Keys - Death Cab for Cutie
63. Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar
64. Only in Dreams - Dum Dum Girls
65. Never Trust a Happy Song - Grouplove
66. Wit's End - Cass McCombs
67. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
68. The People's Key - Bright Eyes
69. Metals - Feist
70. Dye it Blonde - Smith Westerns
71. Zonoscope - Cut Copy
72. Yuck - Yuck
73. Slave Ambient - The War on Drugs
74. A Creature I Don't Know - Laura Marling
75. Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
76. Fallen Empires - Snow Patrol
77. Lasers - Lupe Fiasco
78. Vows - Kimbra
79. Parallax - Atlas Sound
80. My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters and Men
81. Apollo Kids - Ghostface Killah
82. Join Us - They Might Be Giants
83. What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? - The Vaccines
84. Build a Rocket Boys! - Elbow
85. Camp - Childish Gambino
86. Different Gear, Still Speeding - Beady Eye
87. Burst Apart - The Antlers
88. Kiss Each Other Clean - Iron & Wine
89. Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls
90. Coastal Grooves - Blood Orange
91. England Keep My Bones - Frank Turner
92. The Papercut Chronicles II - Gym Class Heroes
93. Rolling Blackouts - The Go! Team
94. Blood Pressures - The Kills
95. A Different Kind of Fix - Bombay Bicycle Club
96. The English Riviera - Metronomy
97. Move Like This - The Cars
98. Go-Go Boots - Drive-By Truckers
99. Mirror Traffic - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
100. All Eternals Deck - The Mountain Goats
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2011
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2011
* Hello Sadness - Los Campesinos!

Lew's choice:
* Mission Bell - Amos Lee
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