Best Albums of 2011

Listed below are the best albums of 2011 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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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9,557
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9,380
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6,392
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Buy album United States
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2011
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6,270
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2011
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5,081
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4,574
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2011
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3,828
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3,484
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3,330
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2011
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Best Albums of 2011 composition

Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 96%
Yes 45 5%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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