Entertainment Weekly‘s 5 Worst Albums Of 2011

By Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011

Plenty of magazines are willing to let you know their picks for the year’s best albums. But as far as we know, only one rag regularly runs its list of the worst. Entertainment Weekly‘s year-end issue includes its list of barrel-fish music targets, and we’ve got them all listed out below. You’ll never guess their pick for worst album. (Actually, yes you will, because it’s everyone else’s pick and because you presumably have eyes and have already noticed the graphic above.) We’ve also got their deeply weird list of the 10 best albums.

First, the worst:

05 Nickelback – Here And Now
04 Owl City – All Things Bright And Beautiful
03 Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
02 Soulja Boy – Skate Boy
01 Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu

Now, the best:

10 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
09 Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels
08 My Morning Jacket – Circuital
07 Demi Lovato – Unbroken
06 Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra.
05 Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
04 Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
03 Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
02 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
01 Adele – 21

And in case you hadn’t already seen it, here’s our own list of the year’s 50 best albums.