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Best Albums of 2011

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2011 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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2011 year summaryThe best artists of 2011 were Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys, Radiohead, The Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Adele, M83, Foo Fighters and Destroyer.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,359
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,077 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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2.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,660
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

The Smile SessionsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:9,335
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:301
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:7,247
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  78/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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9.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,036
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  76/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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11.

Strange MercyUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2011Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 2011:11Rank Score:3,522
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:719
Average Rating:  79/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Section.80United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2011Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2011:14Rank Score:2,967
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  79/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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15.

ExmilitaryUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2011Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2011:15Rank Score:2,739
Rank in 2010s83Overall Rank:893
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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16.

AnglesUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2011:16Rank Score:2,734
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:895
Average Rating:  72/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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18.

TorchesUnited States Foster The People
Year of Release:2011Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2011:18Rank Score:2,693
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:912
Average Rating:  71/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 2011 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
The Weeknd 3 0%
Grouper 2 0%
James Blake 2 0%
Lil Wayne 2 0%
Cowboy Junkies 2 0%
Childish Gambino 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 513 51%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 29 3%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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