Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2011


01
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - March

4.33
18 votes
02
Radical Face
The Bastards: Volume One

4.31
18 votes
03
And So I Watch You From Afar
7 Billion People All Alive at Once

4.29
14 votes
04
The Seven Mile Journey
Notes for the Synthesis

4.26
17 votes
05
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.25
18 votes
06
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

4.25
18 votes
07
Vetusta Morla
Mapas

4.21
14 votes
08
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.21
17 votes
09
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.18
14 votes
10
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.16
16 votes
11
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.15
17 votes
12
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

4.14
28 votes
13
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.12
454 votes
14
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.12
462 votes
15
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.11
476 votes
16
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4.11
14 votes
17
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.11
145 votes
18
CityCop
Seasons

4.1
287 votes
19
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

4.1
236 votes
20
Thursday
No Devolucion

4.09
851 votes
21
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.09
786 votes
22
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.09
148 votes
23
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.09
698 votes
24
Bomb the Music Industry!
Vacation

4.09
491 votes
25
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.09
853 votes
26
Barrow
Being Without

4.09
180 votes
27
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

4.09
35 votes
28
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.09
264 votes
29
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Roots

4.08
214 votes
30
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.08
779 votes
31
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.08
175 votes
32
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.08
1146 votes
33
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.08
19 votes
34
Saintseneca
Last

4.08
136 votes
35
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.08
77 votes
36
The Bulletproof Tiger
You Wanna Kiss About it?

4.08
20 votes
37
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4.07
34 votes
38
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

4.07
22 votes
39
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.06
500 votes
40
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4.06
16 votes
41
Dionaea
Still

4.06
97 votes
42
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.06
51 votes
43
The James Cleaver Quintet
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
17 votes
44
So Hideous
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

4.06
52 votes
45
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

4.05
234 votes
46
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.05
1174 votes
47
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.05
81 votes
48
Casper
XOXO

4.05
55 votes
49
Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

4.05
33 votes
50
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
51
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.04
48 votes
52
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.04
52 votes
53
Lifestory: Monologue
Drag Your White Fur - Make It Grey

4.04
13 votes
54
Meniscus
War of Currents

4.04
27 votes
55
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.03
44 votes
56
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.03
253 votes
57
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.03
15 votes
58
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.03
16 votes
59
Soley
We Sink

4.03
16 votes
60
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

4.03
51 votes
61
Three Days Grace
Lost In You EP

4.03
34 votes
62
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4.03
17 votes
63
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.03
72 votes
64
Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People

4.03
56 votes
65
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.02
1809 votes
66
Noah Gundersen
Family

4.02
44 votes
67
Glocca Morra
Ghoul Intentions

4.02
24 votes
68
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta, Volume I

4.02
52 votes
69
Thrice
Major/Minor

4.02
2534 votes
70
Supercell
Today is a Beautiful Day

4.01
33 votes
71
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

4.01
552 votes
72
The Dear Hunter
White

4
420 votes
73
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

4
48 votes
74
Planning for Burial
Untitled

4
26 votes
75
Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run

4
23 votes
76
Spook Houses
Trying

4
22 votes
77
FIDLAR
DIYDUI

4
20 votes
78
Adalita
Adalita

4
18 votes
79
The Circle Ends Here
Where Time Leaves The Rest

4
16 votes
80
Epic45
Weathering

4
16 votes
81
All Get Out
All Get Out

4
14 votes
82
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - May

4
14 votes
83
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.99
294 votes
84
Three Trapped Tigers
Route One or Die

3.99
46 votes
85
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.99
856 votes
86
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.98
210 votes
87
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
522 votes
88
Barrows
Imprecari Island

3.98
29 votes
89
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.98
122 votes
90
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.98
20 votes
91
Monkey3
Beyond The Black Sky

3.97
19 votes
92
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.97
142 votes
93
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

3.97
29 votes
94
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
95
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.96
382 votes
96
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

3.96
101 votes
97
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.96
1496 votes
98
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.95
42 votes
99
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.95
46 votes
100
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.95
522 votes
101
Butch Walker
The Spade

3.94
18 votes
102
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.94
160 votes
103
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.94
402 votes
104
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.94
50 votes
105
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.94
24 votes
106
Polkadot Cadaver
Sex Offender

3.94
66 votes
107
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.93
207 votes
108
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.93
23 votes
109
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.93
298 votes
110
Rise Against
Join the Ranks

3.93
21 votes
111
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.93
260 votes
112
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.93
932 votes
113
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.93
167 votes
114
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.92
119 votes
115
Kurt Vile
So Outta Reach

3.92
13 votes
116
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.92
13 votes
117
DyE
Taki 183

3.92
13 votes
118
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.92
51 votes
119
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.92
82 votes
120
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

3.92
74 votes
121
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.92
230 votes
122
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.92
36 votes
123
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
18 votes
124
Kimbra
Vows

3.92
185 votes
125
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.91
794 votes
126
Low Roar
Low Roar

3.91
70 votes
127
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.91
35 votes
128
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.91
165 votes
129
Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia

3.91
17 votes
130
Light Bearer
Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God

3.91
22 votes
131
Thirty Seconds to Mars
MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars

3.91
22 votes
132
Squid the Whale
new war.

3.91
27 votes
133
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.91
156 votes
134
I Am the Avalanche
Avalanche United

3.91
86 votes
135
Russian Circles
Empros

3.91
466 votes
136
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.91
1683 votes
137
Ben Howard
Old Pine

3.9
21 votes
138
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.9
88 votes
139
Verwustung
Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life

3.9
62 votes
140
Vessels
Helioscope

3.9
169 votes
141
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.9
380 votes
142
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Deaden The Fields

3.9
35 votes
143
Zechs Marquise
Getting Paid

3.9
30 votes
144
Mat Kearney
Young Love

3.9
15 votes
145
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.9
1824 votes
146
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.9
221 votes
147
Arkells
Michigan Left

3.9
58 votes
148
Collapse Under the Empire
Shoulders and Giants

3.9
29 votes
149
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.9
282 votes
150
White Denim
D

3.89
76 votes
151
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.89
80 votes
152
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.89
54 votes
153
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
On Time Spent Waiting

3.88
112 votes
154
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

3.88
228 votes
155
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.88
17 votes
156
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.88
78 votes
157
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.88
144 votes
158
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
159
Hetfield and Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.88
24 votes
160
Ricky Eat Acid
haunt u forever

3.88
20 votes
161
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.87
458 votes
162
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.87
371 votes
163
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom

3.87
195 votes
164
Fink
Perfect Darkness

3.87
31 votes
165
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.87
526 votes
166
Dia Frampton
Red

3.87
23 votes
167
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.87
120 votes
168
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.86
88 votes
169
Fireworks
Gospel

3.86
234 votes
170
Sarah Fimm
Near Infinite Possibility

3.86
29 votes
171
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.86
25 votes
172
Dream the Electric Sleep
Lost and Gone Forever

3.86
14 votes
173
We Are Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.86
14 votes
174
The Cinema
My Blood is Full of Airplanes

3.85
31 votes
175
Crash of Rhinos
Distal

3.85
180 votes
176
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.85
17 votes
177
Starfucker
Reptilians

3.85
122 votes
178
Grails
Deep Politics

3.85
95 votes
179
Hungry For Hands
I Was Hungry For Hands

3.85
39 votes
180
Jonathan Coulton
Artificial Heart

3.85
13 votes
181
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.85
172 votes
182
Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

3.84
58 votes
183
Ricky Eat Acid
seeing little ghosts everywhere

3.84
19 votes
184
Puscifer
Conditions of My Parole

3.84
220 votes
185
The Dodos
No Color

3.84
110 votes
186
Balance and Composure
Separation

3.84
432 votes
187
Armistice
Armistice

3.84
156 votes
188
Turnover
Turnover

3.84
99 votes
189
Hyro Da Hero
Birth, School, Work, Death

3.83
36 votes
190
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - January

3.83
18 votes
191
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.83
796 votes
192
My Epic
Broken Voice

3.83
118 votes
193
Twenty One Pilots
Regional At Best

3.83
104 votes
194
Deafheaven
Roads to Judah

3.83
715 votes
195
Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation

3.82
334 votes
196
Johnny Foreigner
Johnny Foreigner vs Everything

3.82
37 votes
197
Cities Aviv
Digital Lows

3.82
37 votes
198
Eisley
The Valley

3.82
221 votes
199
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

3.82
17 votes
200
Solstafir
Svartir Sandar

3.82
99 votes



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