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WLUR's Top 150 Albums of 2011

1. RADIOHEAD, The King of Limbs (TBD)
2. FLEET FOXES, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
3. ST. VINCENT, Strange Mercy (4AD)
4. REAL ESTATE, Days (Domino)
5. THE WAR ON DRUGS, Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
6. JUNIOR BOYS, It's All True (Domino)
7. WASHED OUT, Within and Without (Sub Pop)
8. CUT COPY, Zonoscope (Modular)
9. TAPES 'N TAPES, Outside (Ibid)
10. THE ROSEBUDS, Loud Planes Fly Low (Merge)
11. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, Belong (Slumberland)
12. GIVERS, In Light (Glassnote)
13. LOS CAMPESINOS!, Hello Sadness (Arts & Crafts)
14. ADELE, 21 (Columbia)
15. BON IVER, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
16. PETER BJORN AND JOHN, Gimme Some (Almost Gold/StarTime International)
17. IRON & WINE, Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
18. ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, Last Summer (Merge)
19. LYKKE LI, Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)
20. PURE X, Pleasure (Acéphale)
21. PORTUGAL. THE MAN, In the Mountain in the Cloud (Atlantic)
22. MARISSA NADLER, Marissa Nadler (Box of Cedar)
23. BLITZEN TRAPPER, American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
24. PANDA BEAR, Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
25. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN, The Deep Field (PIAS)
26. FEIST, Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope)
27. BRIGHT EYES, The People's Key (Saddle Creek)
28. THE RAVEONETTES, Raven in the Grave (Vice)
29. DUM DUM GIRLS, Only in Dreams (Sub Pop)
30. ACTIVE CHILD, You Are All I See (Vagrant)
31. YELLOW OSTRICH, The Mistress (Barsuk)
32. BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, A Different Kind of Fix (A&M/Octone)
33. M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)
34. KORALLREVEN, An Album By Korallreven (Acéphale)
35. JOHN MAUS, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music)
36. YUCK, Yuck (Fat Possum)
37. TENNIS, Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
38. DEERHOOF, Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl)
39. CAGE THE ELEPHANT, Thank You Happy Birthday (Jive)
40. GIRLS, Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther)
41. BLACK LIPS, Arabia Mountain (Vice)
42. CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, Lenses Alien (Barsuk)
43. TORO Y MOI, Underneath the Pine (Carpark)
44. EMMY THE GREAT, Virtue (Close Harbour)
45. NEON INDIAN, Era Extraña (Mom + Pop)
46. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, All Eternals Deck (Merge)
47. CHRIS BATHGATE, Salt Year (Quite Scientific)
48. THE DECEMBERISTS, The King Is Dead (Capitol)
49. ATLAS SOUND, Parallax (4AD)
50. MARIA TAYLOR, Overlook (Saddle Creek)
51. WILCO, The Whole Love (ANTI-)
52. MATHIEU SANTOS, Massachusetts 2010 (Barsuk)
53. THE KOOKS, Junk of the Heart (Capitol)
54. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, Go-Go Boots (ATO)
55. TOM WAITS, Bad As Me (ANTI-)
56. CANON BLUE, Rumspringa (Temporary Residence Limited)
57. METRONOMY, The English Riviera (Because Music)
58. AUSTRA, Feel It Break (Domino)
59. MALE BONDING, Endless Now (Sub Pop)
60. BATTLES, Gloss Drop (Warp)
61. GOLD LEAVES, The Ornament (Hardly Art)
62. THE LOW ANTHEM, Smart Flesh (Nonesuch)
63. ZOLA JESUS, Conatus (Sacred Bones)
64. ROBBERS ON HIGH STREET, Hey There Golden Hair (Rocco Grecco)
65. THE DRUMS, Portamento (Frenchkiss)
66. THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR, Clutching Stems (Merge)
67. SMITH WESTERNS, Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)
68. DAFT PUNK, TRON: Legacy OST (Walt Disney)
69. KATHLEEN EDWARDS, Voyageur (Zoë/Rounder)
70. DARKNESS FALLS, Alive in Us (hfn music)
71. THAO & MIRAH, Thao & Mirah (Kill Rock Stars)
72. FRUIT BATS, Tripper (Sub Pop)
73. DOLOREAN, The Unfazed (Partisan)
74. JOHN VANDERSLICE WITH THE MAGIK MAGIK ORCHESTRA, White Wilderness (Dead Oceans)
75. WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE, Konkylie (!K7)
76. TV ON THE RADIO, Nine Types of Light (Interscope)
77. TY SEGALL, Goodbye Bread (Drag City)
78. YOUTH LAGOON, The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum)
79. CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH, Hysterical (Self-released)
80. BIBIO, Mind Bokeh (Warp)
81. BRILLIANT COLORS, Again and Again (Slumberland)
82. CULTS, Cults (Columbia)
83. THE ANTLERS, Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)
84. BRITISH SEA POWER, Valhalla Dancehall (Rough Trade)
85. CAVEMAN, CoCo Beware (ORG Music)
86. MATES OF STATE, Mountaintops (Barsuk)
87. PJ HARVEY, Let England Shake (Vagrant)
88. WILD FLAG, Wild Flag (Merge)
89. YACHT, Shangri-La (DFA)
90. COLD WAR KIDS, Mine Is Yours (DGC)
91. AKRON/FAMILY, Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (Dead Oceans)
92. PEGGY SUE, Acrobats (Yep Roc)
93. VIVIAN GIRLS, Share the Joy (Polyvinyl)
94. THE GO! TEAM, Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries)
95. tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l (4AD)
96. JOLIE HOLLAND, Pint of Blood (ANTI-)
97. I'M FROM BARCELONA, Forever Today (Mute)
98. LITTLE DRAGON, Ritual Union (Peacefrog)
99. ARMY NAVY, The Last Place (Self-released)
100. OWEN, Ghost Town (Polyvinyl)
101. WILD NOTHING, Golden Haze [EP] (Captured Tracks)
102. WYE OAK, Civilian (Merge)
103. BOSTON SPACESHIPS, Let It Beard (GBV Inc.)
104. THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, Passive Me, Aggressive You (Somewhat Damaged)
105. HANDSOME FURS, Sound Kapital (Sub Pop)
106. TWIN SISTER, In Heaven (Domino)
107. THE HEAD AND THE HEART, The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop)
108. PHANTOGRAM, Nightlife [EP] (Barsuk)
109. ARCTIC MONKEYS, Suck It and See (Domino)
110. I BREAK HORSES, Hearts (Downtown)
111. COLDPLAY, Mylo Xyloto (Capitol)
112. CHILDISH GAMBINO, Camp (Glassnote)
113. OKKERVIL RIVER, I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)
114. 13 & GOD, Own Your Ghost (Anticon)
115. DODOS, No Color (Frenchkiss)
116. LUKE TEMPLE, Don't Act Like You Don't Care (Western Vinyl)
117. TIMES NEW VIKING, Dancer Equired (Merge)
118. ASOBI SEKSU, Fluorescence (Polyvinyl)
119. THE BEWITCHED HANDS, Birds & Drums (Sony)
120. DESTROYER, Kaputt (Merge)
121. MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND, All Things Will Unwind (Asthmatic Kitty)
122. HER SPACE HOLIDAY, Her Space Holiday (No More Good Ideas)
123. DAVID BAZAN, Strange Negotiations (Barsuk)
124. RADICAL DADS, Mega Rama (Uninhabitable Mansions)
125. MANSIONS, Dig Up the Dead (Burning House)
126. ELLIE GOULDING, Lights (Cherrytree/Interscope)
127. THE COATHANGERS, Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
128. MEMPHIS, Here Comes a City (Arts & Crafts)
129. MIDDLE BROTHER, Middle Brother (Partisan)
130. MOGWAI, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop)
131. HOORAY FOR EARTH, True Loves (Dovecote)
132. SEAPONY, Go With Me (Hardly Art)
133. ACID HOUSE KINGS, Music Sounds Better With You (Labrador)
134. MAGNETIC MAN, Magnetic Man (StarTime International/Columbia)
135. AMOR DE DÍAS, Street of the Love of Days (Merge)
136. THE TWILIGHT SINGERS, Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)
137. SHINE 2009, Realism (Cascine)
138. THOSE DARLINS, Screws Get Loose (Oh Wow Dang)
139. BJÖRK, Biophilia (Nonesuch)
140. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, Join Us (Rounder)
141. IMAGINARY JOHNNY, Dig (Unfinished Side)
142. MAN MAN, Life Fantastic (ANTI-)
143. MEMORY TAPES, Player Piano (Carpark)
144. THE MONDAY MORNINGS, Fireweed Parade (Self-released)
145. THE WOMBATS, This Modern Glitch (14th Floor)
146. FUJIYA & MIYAGI, Ventriloquizzing (Yep Roc)
147. CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS/LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII, EP (Nonesuch)
148. LAURA MARLING, A Creature I Don't Know (Virgin)
149. THE ELECTED, Bury Me in My Rings (Vagrant)
150. KURT VILE, So Outta Reach [EP] (Matador)

This chart was compiled based on airplay at WLUR throughout the calendar year. Staff members' 2011 Top 10 lists are posted here.