Best Albums of 2011

Listed below are the best albums of 2011 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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2011 year summaryThe best artists of 2011 were Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Destroyer, M83, Adele and Foo Fighters.
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2011
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3,017
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Best Albums of 2011 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
The Weeknd 3 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Grouper 2 0%
Andy Stott 2 0%
James Blake 2 0%
Patrick Stump 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 493 49%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Australia 27 3%
Germany 24 2%
Sweden 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 46 5%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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