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TIME & Rolling Stone Announce Best Albums of 2011

Thursday, 08 December 2011

It’s that time of the year again when critics put out their best of the year lists. The editors at TIME and Rolling Stone have released their picks for the best albums of 2011. Adele’s Grammy-nominated 21 scores top honors on both lists and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s historic joint LP Watch the Throne also ranks in the top 3. Although it was never commercially released, Frank Ocean’s debut Nostalgia, Ultra earns praise from TIME and Lady Gaga’s hit-filled Born This Way lands at #6 on Rolling Stone‘s list.

Via: RU

TIME’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1. Adele, 21
2. Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials
3. Kanye West and Jay-Z, Watch the Throne
4. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
5. Frank Ocean, Nostalgia, Ultra
6. tUnE-yArDs, W h o k i l l
7. Caitlin Rose, Own Side Now
8. The Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part II
9. Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
10. Black Keys, El Camino

Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2011

1. Adele, 21
2. Kanye West and Jay-Z, Watch the Throne
3. Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What
4. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
5. Radiohead, The King of Limbs
6. Lady Gaga, Born This Way
7. The Decemberists, The King Is Dead
8. Wilco, The Whole Love
9. Wild Flag, Wild Flag
10. Robbie Robertson, How to Become Clairvoyant



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  1. asd says:

    both magazines posted fan service, and was clearly influenced by media play and sales. not sure why i gave rolling stone’s top 500 albums any credit, this list is indicative of what they look for in records and they clearly care about completely different things than i do (sales, popularity, hits, etc. aren’t factors in my judgement). so am i saying i’m better than one of the most successful and established magazines of all time? yes. yes.

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