Album List

Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far

Last week we published our Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far. Bon Iver came out on top — he also has the #2 album (and #1 ruralwave album) on this week’s charts — followed by Gang Gang Dance, Austra, Iceage, and Fucked Up. Our list was perfect, of course, and based on science. But! We value other perspectives, especially those of our opinionated readers. Arguing about oversights is fun and if it were up to me you’d all be hired at Championship Vinyl. Until then, here are the dozen releases Stereogum commenters most frequently cited as wrongful omissions.

Tyler The Creator - Goblin12 Tyler The CreatorGoblin (XL)




Cut Copy - Zonoscope11 Cut CopyZonoscope (Modular)




tUnE-yArDs – Smoke Ring For My Halo10 tunE-yArDsw h o k i l l (4AD)




TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light9 TV On The RadioNine Types Of Light (Interscope)




Wild Beasts - Smother8 Wild BeastsSmother (Domino)




Battles – Gloss Drop7 BattlesGloss Drop (Warp)




Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes6 Lykke LiWounded Rhymes (LL)




Cluts - Cults5 CultsCults (In The Name Of/Columbia)




The Antlers – Burst Apart4 The AntlersBurst Apart (Frenchkiss Records/Transgressive Records)




Panda Bear - Tomboy3 Panda BearTomboy (Paw Tracks)




Radiohead – The King Of Limbs2 RadioheadThe King Of Limbs (Self-Released)




James Blake – James Blake1 James BlakeJames Blake (Atlas/A&M)




What’d we (read: you) miss this time?