Best Albums of 2011


The Top Ten

1 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho

This plus her PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me - In Concert" hosted by David Foster are just amazing. And PBS likes her. She'll be recording her THIRD Great Performances concert in a few weeks.

Astonishing performance by a remarkable young star. This is a keeper.

Even remembering the singing on this album brings me to tears.

Certified gold. - BobG

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2 21 - Adele

Lady Gaga and Britney Spears above Adele? What! Adele has the most moving album of 2011! Her voice is so strong and angelic at the same time. I love her! She's so great! She deserves everything she has achieved and more!

Top ten adjectives to describe Adele's voice... Ethereal, Sensual, Powerful, Haunting, Magical, Lush, Incredible, Mesmerizing, Unique, Peerless

Adele's the only artist nowadays that only needs her voice. Lady Gaga can sing, but without the costumes and make-up no one would've paid any attention to her!

3 Born This Way - Lady GaGa

Its gonna be the album of the year her first song born this way is so catchy there are no doubts bout it

This album is simply the best from each album. Because every song - a hit, so thank Lady Gaga for her work and hope it will still please us with their new and unusual albums! - teleroy

love lady gaga, she sings live and is true to herself and everyone else.

BEST EVER - thankyou1001

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4 Wasting Light - Foo Fighters

A stroke of genius brought to the world by Dave Grohl and Co. The screams of "White Limo", calming beauty of "These Days" and the thunderous drums in "Bridge Burning" are only part of this masterpiece. If you feel rock'n'roll has been killed by mainstream music, this album shines a (Wasting) Light of hope on the genre, which I'm sure will one day return to popular radio.

5 Giles Corey - Giles Corey

I have no idea what any of you see in this! Its just some guy being sad over his guitar. Anyone can do that! - musickid84

6 Femme Fatale - Britney Spears

the best album, love the electro pops songs like I wanna go, till the world ends...

Every track in this album is a hit and the and it is great

7 Endgame - Rise Against

Rise Against is an important band of today. Besides a little help from the offspring they are the sole preservers of punk rock. Plus they have a huge effect on world issues.

This should be NUMBER ONE! COME ON! lady gaga and britney spears? please!

Rise against are a band with powerful lyrics, not like lady gaga or Bieber... they are a real band... gaga and Bieber will son be forgoten

8 Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes

Yeah, let's get this to number one right now. And Bon Iver, Bon Iver to number two. That's the mission, everybody.

Deserves the number 1 spot

From the quiet and thoughtful "Blue Spotted Tail" to the cheerful and loud "Battery Kinzie", Helplessness Blues has some of the best indie folk/rock songs of all time. Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold's Decemberists-like voice is clear and beautiful. Think folk music is weird? Evidently you haven't heard Fleet Foxes.

9 Evanescence - Evanescence

I was so glad that I was on my way to work when their first single 'What You Want' came on, I was like, THEY ARE BACK! And I was blown away at the quality of this album. 10 out of 10 Ev!

10 Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker

The Contenders

11 The King of Limbs - Radiohead

Not a hard choice, The king of limbs wins this for me easily!

12 Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
13 Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar

I love Watch The Throne, but this is the better album. - Lasvegasxavier

One of the best rap albums of the 2010s and an amazing debut album with hits like HiiiPower, A.D.H.D, Rigormortis, and Ronald Reagan Era.

14 The Lost Children - Disturbed

How is terrible pop albums ahead of this, wasting light, and mylo xyloto

15 Worship Music - Anthrax
16 Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
17 Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
18 Th1rt3n - Megadeth

Dream theater should be higher too

19 Suck It & See - Arctic Monkeys
20 House of Balloons - The Weeknd
21 Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

As overrated as this is, it deserves better than 24th place in my opinion. - ProPanda

22 So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon
23 Hell: The Sequel - Bad Meets Evil

Best of 2011, and the 5th best album by Eminem and royce - reallyevilman

24 American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch
25 In Waves - Trivium
26 I Want That You Are Always Happy - The Middle East
27 Tragedy - Julia Holter
28 Goodbye Lullaby - Avril Lavigne
29 No Kings - Doomtree
30 Fly from Here - Yes
31 The King Is Dead - The Decemberists
32 Tomboy - Panda Bear
33 Home School Valedictorian - Adelitas Way
34 Elmatic - Elzhi
35 The Future Is Medieval - Kaiser Chiefs

Kind of a hidden gem this one, but a worthy addition to their cannon following Employment and Yours Truly Angry Mob. - Bender0

36 Bad As Me - Tom Waits
37 An Empty Bliss Beyond This World - The Caretaker
38 Hats Off to the Bull - Chevelle
39 Laminate Pet Animal - Snowmine
40 Replica - Oneohtrix Point Never
41 Imaginaerum - Nightwish

One of the most creative albums on this list. A lot of stubborn Tarja fans probably never gave this album a chance, but this album is one of the best Nightwish have done.

42 Exmilitary - Death Grips
43 New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges - Colin Stetson
44 Fallen Empires - Snow Patrol
45 Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
46 Wildlife - La Dispute
47 Circuital - My Morning Jacket
48 I'm With You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
49 XXX - Danny Brown
50 Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
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2. Tragedy - Julia Holter
3. Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker
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