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UPDATE: BEST OF THE BEST OFS: Music 2011
December 22, 2011
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Some more Best Music of 2011 lists are out, including our own Strombo Hundo countdown of the best songs of the year, and George's picks for top albums. Check out that list below:

And here's a roundup of more of the best lists of the best music of the year.

boniverholocenesmall.jpgStrombo Hundo - The Hundred Best Songs of the Year
1. Bon Iver - 'Holocene'
2. Radiohead - 'Lotus Flower'
3. Drake - 'Marvin's Room'
4. M83 - 'Midnight City'
5. The Barr Brothers - 'Beggar In The Morning'


BestAlbums_Paste_BonIver.jpgPitchfork - The Top 50 Albums of 2011
1. Bon Iver - 'Bon Iver'
2. Destroyer - 'Kaputt'
3. M83 - 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming'
4. PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'
5. Girls - 'Father, Son, Holy Ghost'

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CBC Live's 10 Best Music Videos of 2011
1. Robyn - 'Call Your Girlfriend'
2. Skrillex - 'First of the Year (Equinox)'
3. Rihanna - 'We Found Love'
4. Calvin Harris ft. Kelis - 'Bounce'
5. Autoerotique - 'Turn Up The Volume'


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BET's Top 20 Albums of 2011
1. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch the Throne'
2. Drake - 'Take Care'
3. Adele - '21'
4. J. Cole - 'Cole World: The Sideline Story'
5. Beyoncé - '4'


adelerollingsmall.jpgMTV's Best Songs of 2011
1. Adele - 'Rolling in the Deep'
2. Nicki Minaj - 'Superbass'
3. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - 'We Found Love'
4. LMFAO - 'Party Rock Anthem'
5. Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'


BestAlbums_RollingS_Adele-21.jpgAssociated Press's Best Albums of 2011
1. Adele - '21'
2. The Civil Wars - 'Barton Hollow'
3. Beyonce - '4'
4. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch the Throne'
5. Frank Ocean - 'Nostalgia, Ultra'


BEST OF THE BEST OFS: Music 2011 - December 12, 2011

This is a busy time of year, but if you love music, it's also a great time to take stock of what made critics' "Best of" lists. Here's a sampling of some "Best of Music 2011" lists, plus a couple of "Worst ofs" for good measure.

And speaking of great Best Of lists, we've got a ton of them coming your way over the holiday season. Starting Monday, December 19, every night on the show we'll be running down our best interviews of the past year, plus some entertaining lists, including Momentous Moments, Screams Heard 'Round the World, and, yes, our picks for Top Albums of the Year.


adelelist.jpgRolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2011
1. Adele - '21'
2. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch the Throne'
3. Paul Simon - 'So Beautiful or So What'
4. Fleet Foxes - 'Helplessness Blues'
5. Radiohead - 'The King of Limbs'


beyoncelist.jpgPretty Much Amazing's 100 Best Songs of 2011
1. Beyoncé - '1+1'
2. M83 - 'Midnight City'
3. Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'
4. The Weeknd - 'Wicked Games'
5. Wu Lyf - 'We Bros'


deathgripslist.jpgClashMusic.com's Best Debut Albums of 2011
1. Death Grips - 'Exmilitary'
2. James Blake - 'James Blake'
3. Ghostpoet - 'Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jams'
4. Three Trapped Tigers - 'Route One or Die'
5. The Vaccines - 'What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?'

thestrokeslist.jpgExclaim!'s Top 10 Most Disappointing Albums of 2011
1. The Strokes - 'Angles'
2. Blink-182 - 'Neighborhoods'
3. Justice - 'Audio, Video, Disco'
4. Metallica and Lou Reed - 'Lulu'
5. Lupe Fiasco - 'Lasers'

feduplist.jpgSpin's 50 Best Albums of 2011
1. F***ed Up - 'David Comes to Life'
2. PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'
3. EMA - 'Past Life Martyred Saints'
4. Kurt Vile - 'Smoke Ring for My Halo'
5. Girls - 'Father, Son, Holy Ghost'


khaledlist.jpgComplex's The 25 Best Songs of 2011
1. DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross - 'I'm On One'
2. Tyler, The Creator - 'Yonkers'
3. Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross - 'Tupac Back'
4. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - 'Look At Me Now'
5. Kreayshawn - 'Gucci Gucci'


miguelzenonlist.jpgNPR's Best Jazz Albums of 2011
1. Miguel Zenon - 'Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook'
2. Gretchen Parlato - 'The Lost and Found'
3. JD Allen Trio - 'Victory!'
4. Noah Preminger - 'Before the Rain'
5. Bill McHenry - 'Ghosts of the Sun'

andystottlist.jpgPop Matters The Best Electronic Music of 2011
1. Andy Stott - 'Passed Me By'
2. Perc - 'Wicker & Steel'
3. Tycho - 'Dive'
4. Machinedrum - 'Rooms'
5. Surgeon - 'Breaking the Frame'


shabazzpalaceslist.jpgPrefix's Top 50 Albums of 2011
1. Shabazz Palaces - 'Black Up'
2. Destroyer - 'Kaputt'
3. Danny Brown - 'XXX'
4. Fucked Up - 'David Comes to Life'
5. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch the Throne'

fleetfoxeslist.jpgPaste Magazine's 50 Best Songs of 2011
1. Fleet Foxes - 'Helplessness Blues'
2. M83 - 'Midnight City'
3. Typhoon - 'The Honest Truth'
4. tUnE-yArDs - 'Powa'
5. Phantogram - 'Don't Move'


watchthethronelist.jpgXXL's Top 100 Hip-Hop Songs of 2011
1. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'N****s in Paris'
2. DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross - 'I'm On One'
3. Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross - 'Ima Boss'
4. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - 'Look At Me Now'
5. Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Otis'


chaplist.jpgPitchfork's Worst Album Covers of 2011
1. The Chap - 'We Are The Best'
2. Janes Addiction - 'The Great Escape Artist'
3. Sondra Lerche - 'Sondre Lerche'
4. Scientist - 'Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space'
5. Those Darlins - 'Screws Get Loose'


metronomylist.jpgGigwise's Top 50 Albums of 2011
1. Metronomy - 'The English Riviera'
2. The Horrors - 'Skying'
3. PJ Harvey - 'Let England Shake'
4. Beastie Boys - 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'
5. The Strokes - 'Angles'

guettalist.jpgDJ Mag's Top 100 DJs of 2011
1. David Guetta
2. Armin van Buuren
3. Tiësto
4. Deadmau5
5. Above & Beyond

ariellist.jpgFACT's 50 Best Reissues of 2011
1. Ariel Pink - 'The Doldrums'
2. Drexciya - 'Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I'
3. GZA - 'Liquid Swords'
4. Bruce Gilbert - 'This Way With the Shivering Man'
5. Theo Parrish - 'Uget'

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