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 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

5 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.

6 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!

7 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

8 Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker
9 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
12 The King of Limbs - Radiohead

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

13 The Lost Children - Disturbed

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

14 Worship Music - Anthrax
15 Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
16 Suck It & See - Arctic Monkeys
17 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.

18 Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

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

19 Replica - Oneohtrix Point Never

Some of the most human, gorgeous electronic music I've heard in my life

20 Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
21 Th1rt3n - Megadeth

Dream theater should be higher too

22 American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch
23 In Waves - Trivium
24 Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
25 House of Balloons - The Weeknd
26 Hell: The Sequel - Bad Meets Evil

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

27 New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges - Colin Stetson
28 So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon
29 Love? - Jennifer Lopez
30 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.

31 Exmilitary - Death Grips
32 Transmission Zero - Ghoul
33 I Want That You Are Always Happy - The Middle East
34 Let's Cheers to This - Sleeping With Sirens
35 Unto the Locust - Machine Head
36 Tragedy - Julia Holter
37 The 5 Eps - Disco Inferno
38 Goodbye Lullaby - Avril Lavigne
39 Blunt Force Trauma - Cavalera Conspiracy
40 No Kings - Doomtree
41 Fly from Here - Yes
42 Passed Me by / We Stay Together - Andy Stott
43 The King Is Dead - The Decemberists
44 Tomboy - Panda Bear
45 Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
46 Home School Valedictorian - Adelitas Way
47 Elmatic - Elzhi
48 I'm With You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
49 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

50 Bad As Me - Tom Waits
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Top Remixes (23)

1. 21 - Adele
2. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
3. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
1. Giles Corey - Giles Corey
2. Tragedy - Julia Holter
3. Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker
1. Transmission Zero - Ghoul
2. Unto the Locust - Machine Head
3. Blunt Force Trauma - Cavalera Conspiracy

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