Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2011


01
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - March

4.39
18 votes
02
Radical Face
The Bastards: Volume One

4.35
16 votes
03
Barrows
Imprecari Island

4.33
20 votes
04
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

4.25
16 votes
05
The Seven Mile Journey
Notes for the Synthesis

4.25
16 votes
06
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.25
14 votes
07
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

4.23
20 votes
08
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.21
14 votes
09
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.2
15 votes
10
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.2
133 votes
11
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.15
13 votes
12
Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run

4.14
21 votes
13
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

4.14
22 votes
14
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.13
20 votes
15
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.13
16 votes
16
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.12
458 votes
17
Glocca Morra
Ghoul Intentions

4.11
22 votes
18
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.11
711 votes
19
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.11
436 votes
20
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

4.11
204 votes
21
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.1
140 votes
22
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.1
474 votes
23
CityCop
Seasons

4.1
280 votes
24
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.1
40 votes
25
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

4.1
15 votes
26
Barrow
Being Without

4.1
177 votes
27
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.1
42 votes
28
Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

4.09
32 votes
29
Soley
We Sink

4.09
16 votes
30
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.09
836 votes
31
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.09
56 votes
32
Saintseneca
Last

4.09
130 votes
33
Dionaea
Still

4.09
96 votes
34
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Roots

4.09
208 votes
35
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.09
676 votes
36
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.08
165 votes
37
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.08
760 votes
38
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.08
1138 votes
39
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.08
252 votes
40
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

4.07
34 votes
41
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.07
77 votes
42
Noah Gundersen
Family

4.07
44 votes
43
So Hideous
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

4.07
52 votes
44
Squid the Whale
new war.

4.07
23 votes
45
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.06
498 votes
46
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.06
48 votes
47
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4.06
16 votes
48
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4.06
16 votes
49
The James Cleaver Quintet
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
17 votes
50
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

4.06
210 votes
51
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4.06
35 votes
Spook Houses
Trying

4.06
18 votes
53
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

4.06
18 votes
54
The Bulletproof Tiger
You Wanna Kiss About it?

4.05
19 votes
55
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.05
77 votes
56
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.05
49 votes
57
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
58
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.04
1119 votes
59
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta, Volume I

4.04
50 votes
60
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.04
244 votes
61
Lifestory: Monologue
Drag Your White Fur - Make It Grey

4.04
13 votes
62
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.04
14 votes
63
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.03
16 votes
64
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.03
1752 votes
65
Self Defense Family
I'm Going Through Some Shit b/w All Fruit Is Ripe

4.03
19 votes
66
Thrice
Major/Minor

4.02
1224 votes
67
Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People

4.02
54 votes
68
Casper
XOXO

4.01
55 votes
69
Planning for Burial
Untitled

4
33 votes
70
Meniscus
War of Currents

4
26 votes
71
Adalita
Adalita

4
18 votes
72
Epic45
Weathering

4
16 votes
73
The Circle Ends Here
Where Time Leaves The Rest

4
16 votes
74
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4
15 votes
75
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - May

4
14 votes
76
The Dear Hunter
White

3.99
418 votes
77
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.99
206 votes
78
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.99
831 votes
79
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

3.99
1024 votes
80
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
YT//ST

3.99
55 votes
81
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.98
279 votes
82
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
522 votes
83
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.98
40 votes
84
Olafur Arnalds
Living Room Songs

3.97
119 votes
85
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.97
348 votes
86
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.97
378 votes
87
Three Days Grace
Lost In You EP

3.97
34 votes
88
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.97
131 votes
89
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.97
156 votes
90
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
91
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.96
83 votes
92
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.96
23 votes
93
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.96
504 votes
94
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.95
1423 votes
95
Thirty Seconds to Mars
MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars

3.95
21 votes
96
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.95
120 votes
97
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.95
43 votes
98
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.95
272 votes
99
Rise Against
Join The Ranks

3.95
19 votes
100
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.94
18 votes
101
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.94
204 votes
102
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.94
35 votes
103
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.94
77 votes
104
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.94
50 votes
105
Polkadot Cadaver
Sex Offender

3.94
61 votes
106
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.94
24 votes
107
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.93
154 votes
108
Light Bearer
Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God

3.93
22 votes
109
Jenny Hval
Viscera

3.93
72 votes
110
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

3.93
28 votes
111
Collapse Under the Empire
Shoulders and Giants

3.93
27 votes
112
Deer Tick
Divine Providence

3.93
20 votes
113
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.92
13 votes
114
I Am the Avalanche
Avalanche United

3.92
84 votes
115
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.92
258 votes
116
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.92
116 votes
117
Low Roar
Low Roar

3.92
62 votes
118
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.92
164 votes
119
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.92
228 votes
120
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.92
72 votes
121
Grouplove
Grouplove EP

3.92
48 votes
122
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
18 votes
123
Ricky Eat Acid
Haunt U Forever

3.92
18 votes
124
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.91
35 votes
125
Arkells
Michigan Left

3.91
58 votes
126
Hetfield & Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.91
23 votes
127
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.91
157 votes
128
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom

3.91
324 votes
129
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.91
50 votes
130
Russian Circles
Empros

3.91
447 votes
131
Kimbra
Vows

3.91
172 votes
132
Vessels
Helioscope

3.9
336 votes
133
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.9
3168 votes
134
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.9
369 votes
135
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.9
906 votes
136
Verwustung
Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life

3.9
60 votes
137
O'Death
Outside

3.9
15 votes
138
White Denim
D

3.9
78 votes
139
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Deaden The Fields

3.9
34 votes
140
Zechs Marquise
Getting Paid

3.9
29 votes
141
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.9
268 votes
142
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.89
766 votes
143
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.89
1774 votes
144
Mat Kearney
Young Love

3.89
28 votes
145
Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils

3.89
91 votes
146
FIDLAR
DIYDUI

3.89
18 votes
147
One OK Rock
Zankyo Reference

3.89
18 votes
148
Turnover
Turnover

3.89
92 votes
149
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

3.89
231 votes
150
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
On Time Spent Waiting

3.88
108 votes
151
Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

3.88
58 votes
152
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.88
454 votes
153
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
154
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.88
16 votes
155
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.88
16 votes
156
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.87
511 votes
157
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.87
202 votes
158
Armistice
Armistice

3.87
150 votes
159
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.87
358 votes
160
Weatherbox
Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar

3.87
27 votes
161
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.87
110 votes
162
We Are Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.87
15 votes
163
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.87
138 votes
164
Dia Frampton
Red

3.86
22 votes
165
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.86
80 votes
166
Sarah Fimm
Near Infinite Possibility

3.86
29 votes
167
Twenty One Pilots
Regional At Best

3.86
86 votes
168
Radiohead
Supercollider/The Butcher

3.86
43 votes
169
Fireworks
Gospel

3.85
225 votes
170
Hungry For Hands
I Was Hungry For Hands

3.85
39 votes
171
Jonathan Coulton
Artificial Heart

3.85
13 votes
172
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.84
74 votes
173
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.84
167 votes
174
That Handsome Devil
The Heart Goes to Heaven, The Head Goes to Hell

3.84
16 votes
175
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.84
25 votes
176
Grails
Deep Politics

3.84
93 votes
177
Crash of Rhinos
Distal

3.84
176 votes
178
Starfucker
Reptilians

3.84
122 votes
179
Cave In
White Silence

3.83
298 votes
180
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.83
96 votes
181
Thee Oh Sees
Carrion Crawler/The Dream

3.83
51 votes
182
Tally Hall
Good & Evil

3.83
42 votes
183
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - January

3.83
18 votes
184
Ocoai
The Electric Hand

3.83
18 votes
185
The Dodos
No Color

3.83
110 votes
186
Puscifer
Conditions of My Parole

3.83
217 votes
187
Balance and Composure
Separation

3.83
806 votes
188
My Epic
Broken Voice

3.83
118 votes
189
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.83
792 votes
190
Johnny Foreigner
Johnny Foreigner vs Everything

3.82
37 votes
191
Eisley
The Valley

3.82
221 votes
192
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

3.82
17 votes
193
Gauntlet Hair
Gauntlet Hair

3.82
42 votes
194
Snowman
Absence

3.82
22 votes
195
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room
Hurricane Season

3.81
27 votes
196
Charlie Simpson
Young Pilgrim

3.81
129 votes
197
Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation

3.81
326 votes
198
Vince Staples
Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1

3.81
24 votes
199
Matt Corby
Into The Flame

3.81
24 votes
200
A Pale Horse Named Death
And Hell Will Follow Me

3.81
24 votes



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