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The Best Rock Albums of 2011

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock
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  1. Julia Holter: Tragedy (Leaving)

  2. I Am A Lake Of Burning Orchids: Innocence (self)
  3. Peste Noire: L'Ordure A L'Etat Pur (Rosenkrantz)
  4. Jenny Hval: Viscera (Rune Grammofon)
  5. Roly Porter: Aftertime (Subtext Recordings)
  6. Dirty Knobs: Field Recordings from the Edge of Hell (self)
  7. Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty)
  8. Demdike Stare: Tryptych (Modern Love)
  9. Gnod: Chaudelande Volume 1 (Tamed Records)
  10. Giles Corey: Giles Corey (Enemies List)
  11. Liturgy: Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey)
  12. Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise (Circus Company)
  13. The Men: Leave Home (Sacred Bones)
  14. Death Grips: Exmilitary (Third Worlds)
  15. Mitochondrion: Parasignosis (Profound Lore)
  16. James Blake: James Blake (Universal Republic)
  17. Lumerians: Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory)
  18. Dan Joseph: Tonalization for the Afterlife (Mutable)
  19. Gum Takes Tooth: Silent Cenotaph (Tigertrap)
  20. Fucked Up: David Comes to Life (Matador)
  21. Theresa Wong: The Unlearning (Tzadik)
  22. Pete Swanson: Man with Potential (Type)
  23. tUnE-YaRDs: Whokill (4AD)
  24. Braids: Native Speaker (Flemish Eye)
  25. Dead Skeletons: Dead Magick (A)
  26. Sun Araw: Ancient Romans (Sun Ark)
  27. Danny Brown: XXX (Fool's Gold)
  28. Pyrrhon: An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master (Selfmadegod)
  29. Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
  30. War On Drugs: Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
  31. Oranssi Pazuzu: Kosmonument (Spinefarm)
  32. Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls (Slumberland)
  33. Full of Hell: Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home (A389)
  34. Ulcerate: The Destroyers of All (Willowtip)
  35. Gigan: Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (Willowtip)
  36. Puce Mary: The Closed Room (Posh Isolation)
  37. Roll The Dice: In Dust (Leaf)
EPs and minis:
  1. Yamantaka Sonic Titan: YT // ST (Psychic Handshake) 7.5
  2. Grouper: Dream Loss (Kranky), 7.5/10 (mini)
  3. Thee Oh Sees: Carrion Crawler/The Dream (In the Red) (EP) 7.5/10
  4. Deathspell Omega: Diabolus Absconditus (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) 7.5
  5. Laurel Halo: Hour Logic (Hippos In Tanks) (EP) 7/10
  6. Grouper: Alien Observer (Kranky), 7/10 (mini)
  7. Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience (UNO), 7/10 (EP)
  8. Nicolas Jaar: Don't Break My Love (Clown and Sunset) (EP) 7/10
  1. Tom Waits: Chicago
  2. Liturgy: High Gold
  3. Thee Oh Sees: Contraption/Soul Desert
  4. Grouper: Moon Is Sharp
  5. Ulterior: Sister Speed
  6. St Vincent: Northern Lights
  7. Fucked Up: Queen Of Hearts
  8. Grails: All The Colors Of The Dark
  9. Jenny Hval: Portrait Of The Young Girl As An Artist
  10. Julianna Barwick: White Flag
  11. Lumerians: Catalini Rises
  12. The Men: ()
  13. Lumerians: Burning Mirrors
  14. Mogwai: Mexican Grand Prix
  15. Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
  16. Bob Drake: Everybody Wants to Meet My Raccoon
  17. Battles: Futura
  18. Radiohead: Little By Little
  19. M83: New Map
  20. Kurt Vile: Ghost Town
  21. Kanye West: Gotta Have It
  22. St Vincent: Cruel
  23. Fucked Up: Ship Of Fools
  24. Atlas Sound: Mona Lisa
  25. Girls: Vomit
  26. Dead Reptile Shrine: Summer Forest's Magic
  27. Dead Skeletons: Yama
  28. TV On The Radio: Second Song
  29. Tom Waits: Talking At The Same Time
  30. Death Grips: Culture Shock
  31. Oranssi Pazuzu: Maavaltimo
  32. Pete Swanson: Face The Music
  33. Deafheaven: Language Games
  34. Likke Li: Get Some
  35. Iron & Wine: Rabbit Will Run
  36. Go Team: Ready to Go Steady
  37. Moon Duo: Seer
  38. Patrick Wolf: Armistice
  39. Full of Hell: Dregs Of Pluto
  40. Blanck Mass: Land Disasters
  41. Steve Earle: Waitin' on the Sky
  42. Burial: Stolen Dog
  43. Pseudo Japan: Jebubu And The Whale
  44. Ayshay: Warn-U
  45. King Dude: Lucifer Light of the World
  46. Frank Turner: If Ever I Stray
  47. Lykke Li: Youth Knows No Pain
  48. Car Seat Headrest: Sunburned Shirts
  49. Future Islands: Before the Bridge

Extended tracks
  1. Julia Holter: Tragedy Finale
  2. Yamantaka Sonic Titan: A Star Over Pureland
  3. Puce Mary: Iron Tulip
  4. I Am A Lake Of Burning Orchids: Superclub
  5. Dirty Knobs: The Monks' Infinite Machine
  6. Roly Porter: Giedi Prime
  7. Gnod: Tony's First Communion
  8. Julia Holter: The Falling Age
  9. Dan Joseph : Tonalization for the Afterlife
  10. Nate Wooley: The Almond (Pogues)
  11. Peste Noire: Casse Peches Fractures Et Traditions
  12. Grouper: Vapor Trails
  13. Thee Oh Sees: The Dream
  14. Natural Snow Buildings: Drift The Water Soul
  15. Bill Orcutt: A Line From Ol' Man River
  16. Gang Gang Dance: Glass Jar
  17. Alexander Turnquist: Waiting At The Departure Gate
  18. Grails: I Led Three Lives
  19. Giles Corey: No One Is Ever Going To Want Me
  20. Sun Araw: At Delphi
  21. Dirty Knobs: A Lament Crosses the Horizon
  22. Pete Swanson: Stuff It
  23. Braids: Glass Deers
  24. Entropic Advance: Burning
  25. Necks: Daylights
  26. Wolves in the Throne Room: Prayer of Transformation
  27. Alog: Last Day at the Assembly Line
  28. Liturgy: Veins of God
  29. Barn Owl: The Darkest Night Since 1683
  30. Glenn Jones: The Orca Grande Cement Factory at Victorville
  31. Sun Araw: Crete
  32. Fatima Al Qadiri: D-medley
  33. Pyrrhon: A Terrible Master
  34. Laurel Halo: Head
  35. Dirty Knobs: The Locust Eaters
  36. Carlton Melton: Country Ways
  37. Ulcerate: Omens
  38. Deafheaven: Violet
  39. Oranssi Pazuzu: Andromeda
  40. Orgone: Void of Course
  41. Echologist: Creation
  42. Mitochondrion: Tetravirulence
  43. Gigan: Mountains Perched Like Beasts Awaiting the Attack
  44. Roll the Dice: Way Out
  45. Grouper: She Loves Me That Way
  46. Blanck Mass: What You Know

  1. Alex Sipiagin: Destinations Unknown
  2. Fred Ho: The Sweet Science Suite (Big Red Media)
  3. John Escreet: Exception to the Rule
  4. Fred Ho: Big Red (Big Red Media)
  5. Matana Roberts COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres (Constellation)
  6. Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel (ECM)
  7. Ambrose Akinmusire: When the Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note)
  8. Satoko Fujii and KAZE: Rafale
  9. Harriet Tubman: Ascension
  10. Darius Jones: Cosmic Lieder
  11. Rez Abbasi: Suno Suno (Enja)
  12. Jojo Mayer's Nerve's The Distance Between Zero and One (2011)

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