Guardian: Best Albums of 2011

The Guardian: Best Albums of 2011

  1. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  2. Katy B – On a Mission
  3. Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
  4. Beyoncé – 4
  5. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  6. James Blake – James Blake
  7. Metronomy – The English Riviera
  8. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
  9. Rustie – Glass Swords
  10. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
  11. White Denim – D
  12. Wild Beasts – Smother
  13. King Creosote and John Hopkins – Diamond Mine
  14. Tom Waits – Bad as Me
  15. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
  16. The Horrors – Skying
  17. Björk – Biophilia
  18. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  19. Drake – Take Care
  20. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
  21. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & the Harvest
  22. Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth
  23. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
  24. Feist – The Bad in Each Other
  25. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
  26. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
  27. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
  28. Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit
  29. Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow
  30. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX – We’re New Here
  31. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
  32. Lykke Li – Wounded Rymes
  33. Destroyer – Kaputt
  34. Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting
  35. Cats Eyes – Cats Eyes
  36. Pistol Annies – Hell on Heels
  37. Watch the Throne – Kanye West/Jay-Z
  38. Nicola Roberts – Cinderella’s Eyes
  39. The Streets – Computers and Blues
  40. Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
  41. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
  42. Nils Frahm – Felt
  43. Machine Head – Unto the Locust
  44. Marius Neset – Golden Xplosion
  45. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges
  46. Beirut – Rip Tide
  47. True Widow – As High as the Highest Heavens and from the Center to the Circumference of the Earth
  48. Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
  49. The Antlers – Burst Apart
  50. Iceage – New Brigade