Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2011


01
Driftless Pony Club
Buckminster

4.5
30 votes
02
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.29
17 votes
03
The Seven Mile Journey
Notes for the Synthesis

4.28
20 votes
04
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

4.25
18 votes
05
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - March

4.22
18 votes
06
Young Jesus
Home

4.22
18 votes
07
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.2
20 votes
08
Team Me
Team Me EP

4.2
15 votes
09
And So I Watch You From Afar
7 Billion People All Alive at Once

4.19
13 votes
10
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.18
19 votes
11
The Oh Hellos
The Oh Hellos

4.17
27 votes
12
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.16
632 votes
13
Radical Face
The Bastards: Volume One

4.16
18 votes
14
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4.14
14 votes
15
I Am Giant
The Horifying truth

4.14
14 votes
16
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.14
492 votes
17
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.13
530 votes
18
Lifestory: Monologue
Drag Your White Fur - Make It Grey

4.13
16 votes
19
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.12
95 votes
20
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.11
70 votes
21
The Wonder Years
Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing

4.11
1054 votes
22
The Cabs
First Incident

4.11
14 votes
23
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.1
167 votes
24
Thursday
No Devolucion

4.1
919 votes
25
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.1
294 votes
26
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Roots

4.09
137 votes
27
Epic45
Weathering

4.09
22 votes
28
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.09
34 votes
29
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.09
330 votes
30
CityCop
Seasons

4.08
301 votes
31
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.08
18 votes
32
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.08
853 votes
33
Company Of Thieves
Running From A Gamble

4.08
26 votes
34
The Bulletproof Tiger
You Wanna Kiss About it?

4.08
20 votes
35
The James Cleaver Quintet
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.08
20 votes
36
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.07
918 votes
37
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

4.07
27 votes
38
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.07
170 votes
39
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.07
1222 votes
40
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.07
110 votes
41
Tangled Hair
Apples

4.07
14 votes
42
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

4.07
36 votes
43
Bomb the Music Industry!
Vacation

4.07
535 votes
44
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.07
1348 votes
45
Dionaea
Still

4.07
112 votes
46
Barrow
Being Without

4.06
188 votes
47
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.06
910 votes
48
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.06
550 votes
49
Saintseneca
Last

4.06
168 votes
50
Sakanaction
DocumentaLy

4.06
16 votes
51
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.06
892 votes
52
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.06
18 votes
53
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.05
19 votes
54
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta Volume I

4.05
30 votes
55
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.05
88 votes
56
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
57
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

4.04
184 votes
58
Monkey3
Beyond The Black Sky

4.04
23 votes
59
Casper
XOXO

4.04
124 votes
60
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.04
398 votes
61
Sun Devoured Earth
Good Memories Are The Hardest To Keep

4.04
26 votes
62
Des Ark
Don't Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker

4.04
13 votes
63
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.03
17 votes
64
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.03
55 votes
65
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.03
2028 votes
66
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.03
60 votes
67
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.02
54 votes
68
Supercell
Today is a Beautiful Day

4.02
51 votes
69
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

4.01
1260 votes
70
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

4
76 votes
71
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4
41 votes
72
Schematics For Gravity
Schematics For Gravity

4
24 votes
73
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4
20 votes
74
The Circle Ends Here
Where Time Leaves The Rest

4
19 votes
75
Adalita
Adalita

4
18 votes
76
Silent Whale Becomes a Dream
Canopy

4
15 votes
77
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4
14 votes
78
Apollo
Lighthouse

4
14 votes
79
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

3.99
118 votes
80
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.98
132 votes
81
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.98
229 votes
82
Glocca Morra
Ghoul Intentions

3.98
29 votes
83
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
600 votes
84
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

3.98
52 votes
85
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

3.98
359 votes
86
Thrice
Major/Minor

3.97
2890 votes
87
Christian And The Hedgehog Boys
SPARKLE like you mean it: ROBEE'S BALLAD

3.97
18 votes
88
The Dear Hunter
White

3.97
478 votes
89
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

3.97
74 votes
90
Meniscus
War of Currents

3.97
32 votes
91
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.97
1664 votes
92
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.97
1994 votes
93
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.97
29 votes
94
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.97
345 votes
95
Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run

3.96
28 votes
96
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
97
So Hideous
To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers

3.96
69 votes
98
Deligma
Forever Faded

3.96
13 votes
99
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.96
1064 votes
100
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.95
426 votes
101
That Handsome Devil
The Heart Goes to Heaven, The Head Goes to Hell

3.94
18 votes
102
Barrows
Imprecari Island

3.94
30 votes
103
Squid the Whale
new war.

3.94
35 votes
104
Spook Houses
Trying

3.94
34 votes
105
Polkadot Cadaver
Sex Offender

3.94
68 votes
106
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.93
456 votes
107
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.93
83 votes
108
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.93
938 votes
109
Planning for Burial
Untitled

3.93
30 votes
110
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.93
89 votes
111
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.93
296 votes
112
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.93
238 votes
113
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.93
70 votes
114
Pinback
Information Retrieved Pt. A

3.93
21 votes
115
This Good Robot
The Human I Am

3.93
14 votes
116
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.93
153 votes
117
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.92
289 votes
118
DyE
Taki 183

3.92
13 votes
119
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
38 votes
120
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

3.92
138 votes
121
Russian Circles
Empros

3.92
548 votes
122
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.92
480 votes
123
Arcane Roots
Left Fire

3.92
71 votes
124
Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils

3.91
116 votes
125
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.91
252 votes
126
Vessels
Helioscope

3.91
177 votes
127
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.91
1948 votes
128
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.91
22 votes
129
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.91
54 votes
130
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.91
398 votes
131
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.91
174 votes
132
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.9
54 votes
133
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.9
222 votes
134
Three Trapped Tigers
Route One or Die

3.9
61 votes
135
Midnight Odyssey
Funerals from the Astral Sphere

3.9
50 votes
136
Gungor
Ghosts Upon the Earth

3.9
30 votes
137
Absofacto
Sinking Islands

3.9
20 votes
138
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.89
19 votes
139
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.89
28 votes
140
One OK Rock
Zankyo Reference

3.89
37 votes
141
Thirty Seconds to Mars
MTV Unplugged: 30 Seconds to Mars

3.89
23 votes
142
Rise Against
Join the Ranks

3.89
23 votes
143
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.89
614 votes
144
Kimbra
Vows

3.89
210 votes
145
Sun Devoured Earth
Pop Songs For The Suicidal

3.89
18 votes
146
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.89
1854 votes
147
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.89
132 votes
148
Soley
We Sink

3.89
22 votes
149
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.89
87 votes
150
Noah Gundersen
Family

3.88
26 votes
151
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.88
47 votes
152
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.88
97 votes
153
Fink
Perfect Darkness

3.88
34 votes
154
Mat Kearney
Young Love

3.88
17 votes
155
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.88
42 votes
156
Verwustung
Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life

3.88
64 votes
157
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
158
Hetfield and Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.88
24 votes
159
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.88
20 votes
160
Enablers
Blown Realms and Stalled Explosions

3.88
16 votes
161
Mallory Knox
Pilot

3.88
16 votes
162
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.87
135 votes
163
Fireworks
Gospel

3.87
265 votes
164
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.87
92 votes
165
Dia Frampton
Red

3.87
23 votes
166
White Denim
D

3.87
42 votes
167
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.87
403 votes
168
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

3.87
79 votes
169
Voices from the Fuselage
To Hope

3.87
15 votes
170
Solstafir
Svartir Sandar

3.87
119 votes
171
Ben Howard
Old Pine

3.87
26 votes
172
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.86
508 votes
173
Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.86
22 votes
174
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

3.86
234 votes
175
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.86
29 votes
176
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.86
253 votes
177
Mystery Skulls
Mystery Skulls

3.86
18 votes
178
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
On Time Spent Waiting

3.86
118 votes
179
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.86
46 votes
180
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker
APPROVED

3.86
14 votes
181
Ovlov
What's So Great About the City?

3.86
14 votes
182
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.86
188 votes
183
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.85
172 votes
184
Caligula's Horse
Moments From Ephemeral City

3.85
51 votes
185
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.85
17 votes
186
The Hotelier
It Never Goes Out

3.85
228 votes
187
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.85
590 votes
188
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.85
836 votes
189
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.85
198 votes
190
Worthwhile
Carry On Kid

3.85
46 votes
191
The Dodos
No Color

3.84
224 votes
192
Morning Teleportation
Expanding Anyway

3.84
32 votes
193
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.84
187 votes
194
Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia

3.84
19 votes
195
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room
Hurricane Season

3.84
34 votes
196
The Cinema
My Blood is Full of Airplanes

3.84
34 votes
197
Johnny Foreigner
Johnny Foreigner vs Everything

3.84
86 votes
198
Grails
Deep Politics

3.84
101 votes
199
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.84
94 votes
200
Weatherbox
Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar

3.83
30 votes



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