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
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

4.25
18 votes
05
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.25
18 votes
06
The Seven Mile Journey
Notes for the Synthesis

4.22
18 votes
07
Vetusta Morla
Mapas

4.21
14 votes
08
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.21
17 votes
09
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.2
15 votes
10
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.18
14 votes
11
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.15
17 votes
12
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.15
140 votes
13
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

4.14
28 votes
14
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.13
20 votes
15
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.12
450 votes
16
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.12
230 votes
17
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.11
478 votes
18
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4.11
14 votes
19
CityCop
Seasons

4.1
287 votes
20
Thursday
No Devolucion

4.09
847 votes
21
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

4.09
230 votes
22
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.09
782 votes
23
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.09
147 votes
24
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.09
847 votes
25
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.09
174 votes
26
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.09
774 votes
27
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.09
350 votes
28
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.09
261 votes
29
Barrow
Being Without

4.09
180 votes
30
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

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

4.08
212 votes
32
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.08
574 votes
33
Saintseneca
Last

4.08
136 votes
34
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.08
77 votes
35
The Bulletproof Tiger
You Wanna Kiss About it?

4.08
20 votes
36
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4.07
34 votes
37
Sakanaction
DocumentaLy

4.07
14 votes
38
So Hideous
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

4.07
51 votes
39
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

4.07
22 votes
40
Dionaea
Still

4.07
98 votes
41
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.07
250 votes
42
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

4.06
48 votes
43
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.06
48 votes
44
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4.06
16 votes
45
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

4.06
51 votes
46
The James Cleaver Quintet
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
17 votes
47
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.06
79 votes
48
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

4.05
234 votes
49
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.05
51 votes
50
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.05
1160 votes
51
Casper
XOXO

4.05
53 votes
52
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.05
43 votes
53
Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

4.05
33 votes
54
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
55
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.04
70 votes
56
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.04
48 votes
57
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.04
250 votes
58
Supercell
Today is a Beautiful Day

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

4.04
13 votes
60
Meniscus
War of Currents

4.04
27 votes
61
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.03
15 votes
62
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.03
16 votes
63
Soley
We Sink

4.03
16 votes
64
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4.03
17 votes
65
Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People

4.03
56 votes
66
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.02
1801 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

4.01
2526 votes
70
Barrows
Imprecari Island

4.01
28 votes
71
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

4.01
1080 votes
72
The Dear Hunter
White

4
211 votes
73
Three Days Grace
Lost In You EP

4
34 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
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.99
850 votes
84
Three Trapped Tigers
Route One or Die

3.99
46 votes
85
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.99
290 votes
86
Squid the Whale
new war.

3.98
27 votes
87
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.98
209 votes
88
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
261 votes
89
Noah Gundersen
Family

3.98
44 votes
90
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.98
122 votes
91
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.98
20 votes
92
Monkey3
Beyond The Black Sky

3.97
19 votes
93
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.97
45 votes
94
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.97
137 votes
95
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.97
380 votes
96
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

3.97
29 votes
97
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.96
42 votes
98
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
99
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

3.96
100 votes
100
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.95
1486 votes
101
Jenny Hval
Viscera

3.95
73 votes
102
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.95
399 votes
103
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.95
524 votes
104
Butch Walker
The Spade

3.95
19 votes
105
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.95
84 votes
106
Polkadot Cadaver
Sex Offender

3.94
66 votes
107
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.94
160 votes
108
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.94
50 votes
109
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.94
24 votes
110
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.94
293 votes
111
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.93
207 votes
112
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.93
23 votes
113
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.93
37 votes
114
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.93
81 votes
115
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.93
50 votes
116
Collapse Under the Empire
Shoulders and Giants

3.93
28 votes
117
Rise Against
Join the Ranks

3.93
21 votes
118
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.93
167 votes
119
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.93
118 votes
120
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.93
260 votes
121
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.93
162 votes
122
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.92
13 votes
123
Kimbra
Vows

3.92
181 votes
124
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.92
922 votes
125
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.92
230 votes
126
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

3.92
74 votes
127
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
18 votes
128
Low Roar
Low Roar

3.91
70 votes
129
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.91
792 votes
130
I Am the Avalanche
Avalanche United

3.91
87 votes
131
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.91
34 votes
132
Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia

3.91
17 votes
133
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.91
155 votes
134
Light Bearer
Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God

3.91
22 votes
135
Thirty Seconds to Mars
MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars

3.91
22 votes
136
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.91
218 votes
137
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.91
1676 votes
138
Vessels
Helioscope

3.91
334 votes
139
Russian Circles
Empros

3.9
465 votes
140
Verwustung
Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life

3.9
62 votes
141
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.9
381 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
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.9
281 votes
146
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.9
1818 votes
147
Arkells
Michigan Left

3.9
58 votes
148
White Denim
D

3.89
76 votes
149
Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils

3.89
94 votes
150
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.89
80 votes
151
O'Death
Outside

3.89
14 votes
152
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

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

3.88
112 votes
154
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.88
17 votes
155
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom

3.88
190 votes
156
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.88
53 votes
157
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.88
77 votes
158
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.88
145 votes
159
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.88
229 votes
160
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
161
Hetfield and Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.88
24 votes
162
Ben Howard
Old Pine

3.88
20 votes
163
Ricky Eat Acid
haunt u forever

3.88
20 votes
164
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.87
371 votes
165
Armistice
Armistice

3.87
150 votes
166
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.87
86 votes
167
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.87
523 votes
168
Fink
Perfect Darkness

3.87
31 votes
169
Dia Frampton
Red

3.87
23 votes
170
Turnover
Turnover

3.87
94 votes
171
Weatherbox
Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar

3.87
26 votes
172
Fireworks
Gospel

3.86
233 votes
173
Sarah Fimm
Near Infinite Possibility

3.86
29 votes
174
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.86
118 votes
175
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.86
25 votes
176
We Are Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.86
14 votes
177
The Cinema
My Blood is Full of Airplanes

3.85
31 votes
178
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.85
17 votes
179
Crash of Rhinos
Distal

3.85
179 votes
180
Starfucker
Reptilians

3.85
122 votes
181
Grails
Deep Politics

3.85
95 votes
182
The Dodos
No Color

3.85
111 votes
183
Hungry For Hands
I Was Hungry For Hands

3.85
39 votes
184
Jonathan Coulton
Artificial Heart

3.85
13 votes
185
The End of the Ocean
Pacific.Atlantic

3.85
13 votes
186
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.85
344 votes
187
Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

3.84
58 votes
188
Ricky Eat Acid
seeing little ghosts everywhere

3.84
19 votes
189
Twenty One Pilots
Regional At Best

3.84
100 votes
190
Balance and Composure
Separation

3.84
856 votes
191
Puscifer
Conditions of My Parole

3.84
218 votes
192
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room
Hurricane Season

3.84
28 votes
193
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.83
796 votes
194
Hyro Da Hero
Birth, School, Work, Death

3.83
36 votes
195
Other Lives
Tamer Animals

3.83
30 votes
196
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - January

3.83
18 votes
197
My Epic
Broken Voice

3.83
118 votes
198
Thee Oh Sees
Carrion Crawler/The Dream

3.83
53 votes
199
Cave In
White Silence

3.83
307 votes
200
Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation

3.83
329 votes



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