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Pitchfork (USA) Albums EOY 2011

Pitchfork Albums

Honorable Mention: Twenty albums that didn't make our Top 50 but deserve another listen.

Andy Stott - Passed Me By / We Stay Together
Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva
Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sect(s) / The Desanctification
Cass McCombs - WIT'S END
Dirty Beaches - Badlands
Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer
Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie xx - We're New Here
Grouper - A I A: Alien Observer / A I A: Dream Loss
Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
The Men - Leave Home
Neon Indian - Era Extraña
Nguzunguzu - The Perfect Lullaby
The Psychic Paramount - II
Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler / The Dream
Wild Beasts - Smother
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Yuck - Yuck
Zola Jesus - Conatus

Re: Pitchfork (USA) Albums EOY 2011

50. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
49. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
48. Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine
47. Sepalcure - Sepalcure
46. Cults - Cults
45. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
44. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
43. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
41. Liturgy - Aesthethica
40. AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream
39. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
38. Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
37. Iceage - New Brigade
36. Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
35. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
34. Katy B - On a Mission
33. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
32. Panda Bear - Tomboy
31. Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread
30. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
29. DJ Quik - The Book of David
28. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
27. Beyoncé - 4
26. The Field - Looping State of Mind
25. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
24. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
23. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
22. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
21. Jay-Z / Kanye West - Watch the Throne


Top 20 released tomorrow.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) Albums EOY 2011

surprised to see Fucked Up place that low and The Caretaker that high, gotta check that one out. my guess at the top 20, then:

20/ Danny Brown
19/ EMA
18/ Nicolas Jaar
17/ A$AP Rocky
16/ Atlas Sound
15/ Drake
14/ Kurt Vile
13/ Oneohtrix Point Never
12/ Real Estate
11/ Fleet Foxes
10/ Destroyer
9/ PJ Harvey
8/ tUnE-yArDs
7/ The Weeknd
6/ St. Vincent
5/ James Blake
4/ Shabazz Palaces
3/ Girls
2/ M83
1/ Bon Iver

That means six BNMs: The Antlers, Washed Out, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Trash Talk, WU LYF and Smith Westerns ( ) all look set to miss out on either of the lists.

Re: Pitchfork (USA) Albums EOY 2011

Pitchfork' 2011 Top 20 Albums

20. Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise [Circus Company]
19. Danny Brown: XXX [Fool's Gold]
18. Atlas Sound: Parallax [4AD]
17. Clams Casino: Instrumentals [self-released]
16. Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo [Matador]
15. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues [Sub Pop]
14. Shabazz Palaces: Black Up [Sub Pop]
13. EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints [Souterrian Transmissions]
12. James Blake: James Blake [A&M/Atlas]
11. St. Vincent: Strange Mercy [4AD]
10. The Weeknd: House of Balloons [self-released]
09. Real Estate: Days [Domino Records]
08. Drake: Take Care [Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]
07. tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l [4AD]
06. Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica [Mexican Summer/Software]
05. Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther]
04. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake [Vagrant/Island Def Jam]
03. M83: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming [Mute]
02. Destroyer: Kaputt [Merge]
01. Bon Iver: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar]

Top 20
Top 10

Re: Pitchfork (USA) Albums EOY 2011

Bon Iver on top was pretty predictable. I wonder if this will send it to the top of the AM list overall? PJ Harvey has still been continuing to drag in top list ratings this week too so it could be a very close race between the two...

@Ddiamondd - Almost. Many of the right acts, just in the wrong order.