Best Albums of 2011

Listed below are the best albums of 2011 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2011 year summaryThe best artists of 2011 were Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Adele, M83, Destroyer and Foo Fighters.
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2011
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11,405
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6,249
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5,616
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4,058
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4,008
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3,937
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2011 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
The Weeknd 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Bill Frisell 2 0%
C418 2 0%
Steve Hackett 2 0%
Grouper 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 509 51%
United Kingdom 172 17%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 961 96%
Yes 39 4%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Bon Iver
12. Death Grips
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Arctic Monkeys
17. The Black Keys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Mark Kozelek
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