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

4.31
13 votes
04
Kishi Bashi
Room For Dream

4.26
17 votes
05
Barrows
Imprecari Island

4.26
24 votes
06
Los Campesinos!
Heat Rash #1

4.25
18 votes
07
Quiet Company
We Are All Where We Belong

4.24
19 votes
08
Supercell
Today is a Beautiful Day

4.24
31 votes
09
The Seven Mile Journey
Notes for the Synthesis

4.22
18 votes
10
Emptyself
Nothing Follows, Nothing Stays

4.2
15 votes
11
CapaRezza
Il sogno eretico

4.2
15 votes
12
Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You

4.2
136 votes
13
Tokyo Shoegazer
Crystallize

4.19
26 votes
14
Peter Murphy
Ninth

4.19
16 votes
15
Weaver At The Loom
Before Now, Was Then

4.18
14 votes
16
Soley
We Sink

4.17
15 votes
17
Glocca Morra
Ghoul Intentions

4.15
23 votes
18
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.13
448 votes
19
Empty Space Orchestra
Empty Space Orchestra

4.13
20 votes
20
Dopamine
Dying Away In The Deep Fall

4.12
43 votes
21
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.11
462 votes
22
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.11
480 votes
23
Meg and Dia
Cocoon

4.11
14 votes
24
TTNG
Adventure, Stamina and Anger

4.11
142 votes
25
CityCop
Seasons

4.1
287 votes
26
Noah Gundersen
Family

4.1
42 votes
27
Pianos Become the Teeth
The Lack Long After

4.09
770 votes
28
Strawberry Girls
Italian Ghosts

4.09
32 votes
29
Dionaea
Still

4.09
97 votes
30
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms

4.09
221 votes
31
Hey Rosetta!
Seeds

4.09
261 votes
32
Scale the Summit
The Collective

4.09
843 votes
33
Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway

4.09
171 votes
34
Thursday
No Devolucion

4.09
833 votes
35
The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum

4.09
688 votes
36
Signals Midwest
Latitudes & Longitudes

4.09
35 votes
37
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Roots

4.08
212 votes
38
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors

4.08
767 votes
39
Laura Stevenson
Sit Resist

4.08
575 votes
40
Barrow
Being Without

4.08
181 votes
41
The National
Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify

4.07
68 votes
42
Typhoon (USA-OR)
A New Kind of House

4.07
44 votes
43
Jim Guthrie
Sword and Sworcery

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

4.07
52 votes
45
Ball Park Music
Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs

4.07
15 votes
46
The Dear Hunter
Indigo

4.06
500 votes
47
The Darcys
The Darcys

4.06
48 votes
48
Laura
Twelve Hundred Times

4.06
16 votes
49
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - April

4.06
16 votes
50
Mansions
Dig Up the Dead

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

4.06
17 votes
52
FareWell Poetry
Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

4.06
35 votes
Spook Houses
Trying

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

4.05
19 votes
55
Ramshackle Glory
Live The Dream

4.05
77 votes
56
3
The Ghost You Gave To Me

4.05
80 votes
57
Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy

4.05
20 votes
58
Dan Mangan
Oh Fortune

4.05
51 votes
59
Casper
XOXO

4.05
53 votes
60
Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

4.05
1148 votes
61
Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall

4.05
22 votes
62
Giles Corey
Giles Corey

4.04
250 votes
63
Kaizers Orchestra
Violeta Violeta, Volume I

4.04
50 votes
64
Lifestory: Monologue
Drag Your White Fur - Make It Grey

4.04
13 votes
65
Meniscus
War of Currents

4.04
27 votes
66
Saintseneca
Last

4.03
136 votes
67
All the Empires of the World
Return

4.03
16 votes
68
Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People

4.03
56 votes
69
Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4.03
1785 votes
70
Thrice
Major/Minor

4.02
2508 votes
71
St. Vincent
Strange Mercy

4
1060 votes
72
Three Days Grace
Lost In You EP

4
34 votes
73
Vanessa Carlton
Rabbits on the Run

4
23 votes
74
Planning for Burial
Untitled

4
22 votes
75
FIDLAR
DIYDUI

4
20 votes
76
Adalita
Adalita

4
18 votes
77
Epic45
Weathering

4
16 votes
78
The Circle Ends Here
Where Time Leaves The Rest

4
16 votes
79
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - May

4
14 votes
80
The Dear Hunter
White

4
422 votes
81
M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3.99
846 votes
82
*shels
Plains Of The Purple Buffalo

3.99
288 votes
83
Light Bearer
Lapsus

3.99
207 votes
84
Olafur Arnalds
Living Room Songs

3.98
121 votes
85
Deaf Havana
Fools And Worthless Liars

3.98
135 votes
86
Squid the Whale
new war.

3.98
26 votes
87
The Dear Hunter
Black

3.98
522 votes
88
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire

3.98
387 votes
89
Three Trapped Tigers
Route One or Die

3.98
43 votes
90
Dave Hause
Resolutions

3.97
19 votes
91
Brontide
Sans Souci

3.97
45 votes
92
Blue October
Any Man in America

3.97
82 votes
93
The Jezabels
Prisoner

3.97
380 votes
94
Sloan
The Double Cross

3.96
28 votes
95
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

3.96
96 votes
96
Needtobreathe
The Reckoning

3.96
41 votes
97
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
YT//ST

3.96
59 votes
98
Airbag
All Rights Removed

3.96
23 votes
99
La Dispute
Wildlife

3.96
1475 votes
100
Pygmy Lush
Old Friends

3.95
160 votes
101
Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between

3.95
29 votes
102
Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything

3.95
518 votes
103
Basement
I Wish I Could Stay Here

3.95
292 votes
104
Jenny Hval
Viscera

3.95
73 votes
105
Daughter
The Wild Youth

3.94
122 votes
106
Exxasens
Eleven Miles

3.94
34 votes
107
Monkey3
Beyond The Black Sky

3.94
17 votes
108
Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal

3.94
254 votes
109
Boy & Bear
Moonfire

3.94
50 votes
110
Mister Heavenly
Out of Love

3.94
24 votes
111
Mutemath
Odd Soul

3.93
161 votes
112
CityCop
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope

3.93
208 votes
113
Falling Up
Your Sparkling Death Cometh

3.93
35 votes
114
Collapse Under the Empire
Shoulders and Giants

3.93
28 votes
115
Rise Against
Join the Ranks

3.93
21 votes
116
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Home After Three Months Away

3.93
166 votes
117
Astronautalis
This Is Our Science

3.92
118 votes
118
Lowercase Noises
Migratory Patterns

3.92
13 votes
119
Kurt Vile
So Outta Reach

3.92
13 votes
120
The Republic of Wolves
The Cartographer

3.92
232 votes
121
Low Roar
Low Roar

3.92
64 votes
122
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets

3.92
74 votes
123
Kimbra
Vows

3.92
178 votes
124
Parachute
The Way It Was

3.92
18 votes
125
Destroyer
Kaputt

3.92
910 votes
126
Radiohead
The Daily Mail/Staircase

3.91
76 votes
127
Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia

3.91
17 votes
128
A Hope For Home
In Abstraction

3.91
50 votes
129
Hands
Give Me Rest

3.91
155 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
PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

3.91
786 votes
133
Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge

3.91
380 votes
134
Giant Squid
Cenotes

3.91
79 votes
135
Foo Fighters
Wasting Light

3.9
1665 votes
136
Twenty One Pilots
Regional At Best

3.9
94 votes
137
Vessels
Helioscope

3.9
334 votes
138
Russian Circles
Empros

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

3.9
60 votes
140
Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math

3.9
1804 votes
141
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Deaden The Fields

3.9
34 votes
142
I Am the Avalanche
Avalanche United

3.9
87 votes
143
Arkells
Michigan Left

3.9
58 votes
144
Zechs Marquise
Getting Paid

3.9
29 votes
145
White Denim
D

3.89
76 votes
146
O'Death
Outside

3.89
14 votes
147
Mat Kearney
Young Love

3.89
14 votes
148
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

3.89
212 votes
149
Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs

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

3.89
111 votes
151
Transit
Listen and Forgive

3.89
560 votes
152
kyng
Trampled Sun

3.88
17 votes
153
Maybeshewill
I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone

3.88
371 votes
154
Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils

3.88
93 votes
155
J Mascis
Several Shades of Why

3.88
77 votes
156
Turnover
Turnover

3.88
93 votes
157
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick

3.88
113 votes
158
The Dear Hunter
Green

3.88
458 votes
159
Armistice
Armistice

3.88
152 votes
160
Followed By Ghosts
Still, Here

3.88
28 votes
161
Hetfield and Hetfield
Tidal Wave Dreams

3.88
24 votes
162
Ricky Eat Acid
haunt u forever

3.88
20 votes
163
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom

3.87
186 votes
164
Weatherbox
Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar

3.87
27 votes
165
City and Colour
Little Hell

3.87
521 votes
166
Into It. Over It.
Proper

3.87
143 votes
167
Fink
Perfect Darkness

3.87
30 votes
168
We Are Augustines
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

3.87
15 votes
169
Chad VanGaalen
Diaper Island

3.87
82 votes
170
Fireworks
Gospel

3.86
231 votes
171
Dia Frampton
Red

3.86
22 votes
172
Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On

3.86
51 votes
173
Sarah Fimm
Near Infinite Possibility

3.86
29 votes
174
Ricky Eat Acid
seeing little ghosts everywhere

3.86
18 votes
175
From Indian Lakes
Acoustic EP

3.86
14 votes
176
The Cinema
My Blood is Full of Airplanes

3.85
31 votes
177
Damascus
Of Whom I Always Think

3.85
17 votes
178
The Dodos
No Color

3.85
110 votes
179
Grails
Deep Politics

3.85
95 votes
180
Hungry For Hands
I Was Hungry For Hands

3.85
39 votes
181
Jonathan Coulton
Artificial Heart

3.85
13 votes
182
Starfucker
Reptilians

3.84
122 votes
183
Crash of Rhinos
Distal

3.84
178 votes
184
Balance and Composure
Separation

3.84
840 votes
185
Wavelets
Athaletics

3.84
25 votes
186
Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

3.84
56 votes
187
Wild Beasts
Smother

3.84
171 votes
188
Tally Hall
Good & Evil

3.83
42 votes
189
Hyro Da Hero
Birth, School, Work, Death

3.83
36 votes
190
Other Lives
Tamer Animals

3.83
30 votes
191
Deer Tick
Divine Providence

3.83
21 votes
192
Sleeping at Last
Yearbook - January

3.83
18 votes
193
Ocoai
The Electric Hand

3.83
18 votes
194
Puscifer
Conditions of My Parole

3.83
217 votes
195
My Epic
Broken Voice

3.83
118 votes
196
WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

3.83
798 votes
197
All Get Out
The Season

3.83
116 votes
198
Eisley
The Valley

3.83
223 votes
199
Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation

3.83
330 votes
200
One OK Rock
Zankyo Reference

3.83
20 votes



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