NPR Music Names Their 50 Favorite Albums Of 2011

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NPR Music has voted on their 50 Favorite Albums of 2011. Is their list as good as ours? Of course not. But it’s very, very solid.

You can view the complete list, read reviews and hear selections from each album here.

Here’s the alphabetical results (because NPR has eschewed numerical order).

Adele: 21
Alexandre Tharaud Scarlatti: Sonatas
Antlers: Burst Apart
Ashton Shepherd: Where Country Grows
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Chamber Music
Beirut: The Rip Tide
Beyonce: 4
Bombino: Agadez
Bon Iver: Bon Iver
Book Of Mormon: Original Cast Recording
Bright Eyes: The People’s Key
Brooklyn Rider: Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass
Captain Black Big Band: Captain Black Big Band
Civil Wars: Barton Hallow
Colin Stetson: New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges
Cormorant: Dwellings
Crash Ensemble: Gra Agus Bas
Davila 666: Tan Bajo
Demdike Stare: Tryptych
Ebene Quartet: Fiction
Eric Church: Chief
Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, ULTRA
F—- Up: David Comes To Life
Girl In A Coma: Exits And All The Rest
Glenn Jones: The Wanting
Gretchen Parlato: The Lost And Found
James Blake: James Blake
Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch The Throne
Joseph Calleja: The Maltese Tenor
Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place
June Tabor: Ashore
Kendrick Lamar: Section.80
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine
La Vida Boheme: Nuestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Vladimir Jurowski): Mahler: Symphony No. 2 – Resurrection
Los Rakas: Chancletas Y Camisetas Bordada
Miguel Zenon: Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
Radiohead: The King Of Limbs
Roots: undun
Shabazz Palaces: Black Up
Sonny Rollins Road: Shows Vol. 2
St. Vincent: Strange Mercy
STS: The Illustrious
Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972
Tom Waits: Bad As Me
Tommy Guerrero: Lifeboats & Follies
tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l
Wilco: The Whole Love
Wye Oak: Civilian

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