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

4.29
21 votes
04
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

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

4.25
16 votes
06
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.23
15 votes
07
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.23
15 votes
08
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

4.22
18 votes
09
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.22
16 votes
10
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.2
15 votes
11
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.2
133 votes
12
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.18
14 votes
13
Soley
We Sink

4.17
15 votes
14
Three Days Grace
Lost In You EP

4.13
32 votes
15
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.13
20 votes
16
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.12
42 votes
17
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.12
442 votes
18
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

4.12
26 votes
19
Glocca Morra
Ghoul Intentions

4.11
22 votes
20
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.11
462 votes
21
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.11
476 votes
22
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4.11
14 votes
23
CityCop
Seasons

4.1
287 votes
24
Noah Gundersen
Family

4.1
42 votes
25
Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

4.09
32 votes
26
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

4.09
212 votes
27
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.09
142 votes
28
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.09
755 votes
29
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.09
841 votes
30
Barrow
Being Without

4.09
178 votes
31
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Roots

4.09
214 votes
32
Dionaea
Still

4.09
96 votes
33
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.09
684 votes
34
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.08
169 votes
35
Saintseneca
Last

4.08
132 votes
36
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.08
264 votes
37
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.08
767 votes
38
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.08
574 votes
39
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

4.07
34 votes
40
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.07
44 votes
41
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

4.07
22 votes
42
So Hideous
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

4.07
52 votes
43
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.06
78 votes
44
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.06
48 votes
45
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4.06
16 votes
46
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4.06
16 votes
47
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.06
500 votes
48
The James Cleaver Quintet
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
17 votes
49
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4.06
35 votes
Spook Houses
Trying

4.06
18 votes
51
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.05
80 votes
52
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.05
60 votes
53
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.05
50 votes
54
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

4.05
20 votes
55
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

4.05
219 votes
56
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
57
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.04
1138 votes
58
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta, Volume I

4.04
50 votes
59
Lifestory: Monologue
Drag Your White Fur - Make It Grey

4.04
13 votes
60
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.04
249 votes
61
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.04
14 votes
62
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.03
16 votes
63
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.03
1780 votes
64
The Bulletproof Tiger
You Wanna Kiss About it?

4.03
18 votes
65
Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People

4.03
56 votes
66
Thrice
Major/Minor

4.02
2480 votes
67
Squid the Whale
new war.

4.02
25 votes
68
Casper
XOXO

4
55 votes
69
Meniscus
War of Currents

4
26 votes
70
Planning for Burial
Untitled

4
22 votes
71
Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run

4
22 votes
72
Adalita
Adalita

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

4
16 votes
74
Epic45
Weathering

4
16 votes
75
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - May

4
14 votes
76
The Dear Hunter
White

4
420 votes
77
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

3.99
1058 votes
78
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.99
134 votes
79
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.98
1686 votes
80
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.98
206 votes
81
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.98
284 votes
82
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
524 votes
83
Three Trapped Tigers
Route One or Die

3.98
43 votes
84
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.98
164 votes
85
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.98
40 votes
86
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.97
19 votes
87
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.97
378 votes
88
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
89
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.96
363 votes
90
Olafur Arnalds
Living Room Songs

3.96
120 votes
91
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

3.96
97 votes
92
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.96
23 votes
93
Thirty Seconds to Mars
MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars

3.95
22 votes
94
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.95
1464 votes
95
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.95
288 votes
96
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.95
120 votes
97
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.95
80 votes
98
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.95
512 votes
99
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

3.95
29 votes
100
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.94
117 votes
101
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.94
35 votes
102
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.94
34 votes
103
Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia

3.94
17 votes
104
Monkey3
Beyond The Black Sky

3.94
17 votes
105
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.94
50 votes
106
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.94
45 votes
107
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.94
24 votes
108
Jenny Hval
Viscera

3.93
74 votes
109
Arkells
Michigan Left

3.93
58 votes
110
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.93
258 votes
111
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

3.93
71 votes
112
Collapse Under the Empire
Shoulders and Giants

3.93
28 votes
113
Rise Against
Join the Ranks

3.93
21 votes
114
Light Bearer
Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God

3.93
21 votes
115
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.93
160 votes
116
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.93
210 votes
117
Deer Tick
Divine Providence

3.93
20 votes
118
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.92
13 votes
119
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.92
230 votes
120
Kimbra
Vows

3.92
176 votes
121
Polkadot Cadaver
Sex Offender

3.92
64 votes
122
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
18 votes
123
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.91
75 votes
124
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.91
166 votes
125
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.91
912 votes
126
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.91
78 votes
127
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.91
50 votes
128
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.91
155 votes
129
Low Roar
Low Roar

3.91
64 votes
130
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.91
379 votes
131
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.9
1645 votes
132
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.9
772 votes
133
Verwustung
Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life

3.9
60 votes
134
Vessels
Helioscope

3.9
336 votes
135
Russian Circles
Empros

3.9
455 votes
136
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Deaden The Fields

3.9
34 votes
137
I Am the Avalanche
Avalanche United

3.9
87 votes
138
Zechs Marquise
Getting Paid

3.9
29 votes
139
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.9
1796 votes
140
White Denim
D

3.89
76 votes
141
Mat Kearney
Young Love

3.89
42 votes
142
O'Death
Outside

3.89
14 votes
143
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.89
204 votes
144
Twenty One Pilots
Regional At Best

3.89
90 votes
145
FIDLAR
DIYDUI

3.89
18 votes
146
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.89
554 votes
147
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

3.89
231 votes
148
Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils

3.88
93 votes
149
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.88
17 votes
150
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
On Time Spent Waiting

3.88
109 votes
151
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.88
365 votes
152
Turnover
Turnover

3.88
93 votes
153
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.88
460 votes
154
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
155
Hetfield and Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.88
24 votes
156
Ricky Eat Acid
haunt u forever

3.88
20 votes
157
Ricky Eat Acid
seeing little ghosts everywhere

3.88
16 votes
158
Fireworks
Gospel

3.87
227 votes
159
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom

3.87
358 votes
160
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.87
518 votes
161
Weatherbox
Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar

3.87
27 votes
162
Armistice
Armistice

3.87
154 votes
163
We Are Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.87
15 votes
164
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.87
142 votes
165
Dia Frampton
Red

3.86
22 votes
166
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.86
102 votes
167
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.86
80 votes
168
Sarah Fimm
Near Infinite Possibility

3.86
29 votes
169
One OK Rock
Zankyo Reference

3.86
18 votes
170
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.86
77 votes
171
The Cinema
My Blood is Full of Airplanes

3.85
31 votes
172
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.85
17 votes
173
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.85
112 votes
174
Hungry For Hands
I Was Hungry For Hands

3.85
39 votes
175
Jonathan Coulton
Artificial Heart

3.85
13 votes
176
Starfucker
Reptilians

3.84
122 votes
177
That Handsome Devil
The Heart Goes to Heaven, The Head Goes to Hell

3.84
16 votes
178
Crash of Rhinos
Distal

3.84
178 votes
179
The Dodos
No Color

3.84
110 votes
180
Grails
Deep Politics

3.84
94 votes
181
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.84
169 votes
182
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.84
25 votes
183
Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

3.84
56 votes
184
Balance and Composure
Separation

3.84
832 votes
185
Tally Hall
Good & Evil

3.83
42 votes
186
Hyro Da Hero
Birth, School, Work, Death

3.83
36 votes
187
Vince Staples
Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1

3.83
24 votes
188
Ocoai
The Electric Hand

3.83
18 votes
189
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - January

3.83
18 votes
190
Puscifer
Conditions of My Parole

3.83
219 votes
191
My Epic
Broken Voice

3.83
118 votes
192
Thee Oh Sees
Carrion Crawler/The Dream

3.83
50 votes
193
Cities Aviv
Digital Lows

3.83
35 votes
194
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.83
800 votes
195
Cave In
White Silence

3.83
303 votes
196
Eisley
The Valley

3.83
223 votes
197
Johnny Foreigner
Johnny Foreigner vs Everything

3.82
37 votes
198
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

3.82
17 votes
199
Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation

3.82
328 votes
200
Gauntlet Hair
Gauntlet Hair

3.82
42 votes



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