The A.V. Club’s Top 25 Albums Of 2011

    The A.V. Club has posted up its top 25 albums of 2011, as voted by its staff, and there are some surprises on there. Saigon on any year-end list? That shit is surprising. A Britney Spears album I forgot existed on there? Yuck tying with Frank Ocean? The first appearance of Low in the top ten of any publication?

    The biggest surprise? Wye Oak topping the whole thing. Interesting pick. Here’s the list in order, go here to read the blurbs:


    25. Florence & The Machine: Ceremonials

    24. Washed Out: Within and Without

    23. Britney Spears: Femme Fatale

    22. Saigon: The Greatest Story Never Told

    21. Iceage: New Brigade

    20. Telekinesis: 12 Desperate Straight Lines

    19. Cloud Nothings: Cloud Nothings

    17. Destroyer: Kaputt

    17. Wild Flag: Wild Flag

    15. Yuck: Yuck

    15. Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra

    14. Paul Simon: So Beautiful Or So What

    13. Drake: Take Care

    12. Tom Waits: Bad As Me

    11. TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light

    10. The Decemberists: The King is Dead

    9. Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch the Throne

    8. St. Vincent: Strange Mercy

    7. Real Estate: Days

    6. The Weeknd: House of Balloons

    5. Wilco: The Whole Love

    4. Low: C’mon

    3. Bon Iver: Bon Iver

    2. Fucked Up: David Comes to Life

    1. Wye Oak: Civilian