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Top 15 Albums of 2011

Top 15 Albums of 2011

Shabazz Palaces Top 15 Albums of 2011

1 Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Kendrick Lamar new Top 15 Albums of 2011

2 Kendrick Lamar – Section.80

M83 Top 15 Albums of 2011

3 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

the roots Top 15 Albums of 2011

4 The Roots – Undun

Nicolaas Jaar Top 15 Albums of 2011

5 Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise

James Blake Multicolor Top 15 Albums of 2011

6 James Blake – James Blake

Thundercat Top 15 Albums of 2011

7 Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse

SBTRKT1 Top 15 Albums of 2011

8 SBTRKT – SBTRKT

Bon Iver Top 15 Albums of 2011

9 Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Jay Z and Kanye West Top 15 Albums of 2011

10 Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne

beastie boys Top 15 Albums of 2011

11 Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

Destroyer Top 15 Albums of 2011

12 Destroyer – Kaputt

DJ Quik Top 15 Albums of 2011

13 DJ Quik – The Book of David

Common Top 15 Albums of 2011

14 Common – The Dreamer/The Believer

Drake Top 15 Albums of 2011

15 Drake – Take Care

18 Comments

  1. afan
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 00:00:00

    i agree. bad year once again for hip hop. hip hop aint been good since ’03

  2. afan
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 23:59:00

    1. Common – The Dreamer The Believer
    2. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
    3. The Roots – Undun
    4. The Black Keys – El Camino
    5. Theophilus London – Timez Are Weird These Days
    6. TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light
    7. Raekwon – Shaolin Vs Wu Tang
    8. J Davey – New Designer Drug
    9. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
    10. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne

    peace

    afan

  3. Andrew Martin
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 12:11:13

    enough!

  4. Top5DOA
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 09:12:00

    This was a pretty good year in terms of hip hop, but the majority of it was in the underground in the form of EPs, FreEPs, and mixtape-albums.

    My favorites:
    Danny Brown – XXX
    The Doppelgangaz – Lone Sharks
    Actual Proof – The Talented Tenth and Still Hotter in July
    Focus…- Music Of The Misinterpreted
    Action Bronson – Well Done
    Skyzoo – The Great Debater
    Curren$y – Covert Coup
    Willie Evans Jr- Introducin
    Elzhi – Elmatic
    Evidence-Cats & Dogs
    Maffew Ragazino – Rhyme Pays
    The 58’s – 58’s
    The Come Up – In Good Hands
    ScHoolboy Q – Setbacks
    G-Side – iSLAND

  5. Fostar91
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 05:53:00

    Good list, slightly disappointed though. I was expecting more underground or indie acts on the list. You’ve reviewed a lot more act’s than every one else, thought some of them would be on here. Could you make your mixtape / free album list slighty longer please :)

  6. JustPlans
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 03:35:00

    Dude if you call that a good year in hip-hop your ignorant lil’ ass needs to stay inside the house more and listen to all the exceptional music that you have obviously missed. Seriously tho I thought Highlighter was going to be on the list

  7. dollarbillrussell
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 02:14:00

    Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death – For the Glory should undoubtedly be on this list. Probably top 5.

  8. planted
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 00:40:00

    Been waiting to see this list! Nice work. I would of had the following in my top spots: Shabaz Palaces, Astronautalis, The Roots, Cunninlyguists, Icebird, Brown Bird

    Will be checking out Nicolas Jaar.
    Cheers.

  9. Frank_be
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 23:11:00

    heads just called a list with Shabazz, Kendrick, The Throne (yes you lil salty ass haters ITS BETTER than ur boring underground album), The Roots, Common, Beasties, DJ Quick, James Blake and SBTRK “lame” and a “bad year”. lol. go outside the house every now and than

  10. Mwc547
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 21:43:00

    ya beastie boys definitely an underground release. how bout cities aviv?

  11. Sky
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 19:31:00

    What would Blu & Exile’s “give me flowers while I can still smell them” count as?

    That’s lyrically miles above Below The Heavens, and pretty much every track has the poetic Blu as seen in “Seasons”

  12. Michael
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 16:56:00

    I not really feeling those commercial hip-hop selections – Here’s my list for my UNDERGROUND hip-hop albums 2011

    1) yU – The Earn
    2) Hail Mary Mallon – Are You Gunna Eat That?
    3) Rashad & Confidence – The Element of Surprise
    4) Mantra – Speaking Volumes
    5) Action Bronson – Dr Lecter
    6) Moka Only & Chief – Crickets
    7) Willie Evan Jr. – Introducin
    8) Epidemic – illin Spree
    9) Elzhi – Elmatic
    10) Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life
    11) Co$$ – Before I Awoke
    12) J-Live – S.P.T.A
    13) Qwazaar and Batsauce – Bat Meets Blaine
    14) Senor Kaos – The Kaos Effect
    15) DTMD – Makin Dollas
    16) IMAKEMADBEATS – IMAKEMADBEATS
    17) Trace Blam & Soulchef – Bottles
    18) Hassaan Mackay & Apollo Brown – Daily Bread
    19) Doc Singe – Kiss Of The Beast
    20) Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee

  13. marc heilbrunn
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 15:30:00

    no ferrari boyz? nerd bashing time

  14. Anonymous
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:56:00

    BOOOO!! FU drake

  15. Andrew Martin
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:45:49

    what a boring comment

  16. JustPlans
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:19:00

    man what a shitty year

  17. David Reyneke
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 12:02:00

    We have a top free albums list coming, where Danny Brown will most likely land.

  18. Company Hen
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 11:43:00

    Nice list, but I feel it is missing Cunninlynguists – Oneirology and Danny Brown – XXX!

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