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B3SCI TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2011

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Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still Adele we can’t let you go. We’ve reached 2011′s closing hour and now it is time: b3sci presents it’s Top 50 Albums of 2011. No one’s even come close to having the year Adele’s had. The most albums sold in a single year since 2004, two of the biggest singles of the year, etc, a truly international breakthrough both commercially and critically on a level we haven’t seen in a long time. Adele, our girl, the crown is yours. 21 is b3sci’s Album of the year.

So where the fuck is Adele on many of these respected-indie-press-dude best of lists? That period between Nov 2010 when “Rolling in the Deep” first broke and the lead up to the album’s release in late January, Adele ruled the blogosphere, the fold was united. Then “RITD” got overplayed to the point of absurdity, your mom bought the record, probably your grandma bought it too; those bros that listen to Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 started bumping “Someone Like You” out their trunk. Soon, the “wrong people” liked 21 and Adele’s brief moment atop the indiesphere was over. Right.

Thanks for reading this year, y’all. We’ve got some big plans for 2012. Stay tuned. Much love.

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01. Adele – 21 (Buy It) (Read)

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02. The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Buy It) (Read)

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03. Drake – Take Care (Buy It) (Read)

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04. James Blake – James Blake (Buy It) (Read)

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05. Kendrick Lamar – Section.80 (Buy It) (Read)

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06. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here (Buy It) (Read)

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07. WU LYF – Go Tell Fire on the Mountain (Buy It) (Read)

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08. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne (Buy It) (Read)

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09. The Horrors – Skying (Buy It) (Read)

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10. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Buy It) (Read)

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11. Wye Oak – Civilian (Buy It) (Read)

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12. Girls – Father Son, Holy Ghost (Buy It) (Read)

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13. Real Estate – Days (Buy It) (Read)

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14. A$AP Rocky – Live Love A$AP (Buy It) (Read)

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15. Sepalcure – Sepalcure (Buy It) (Read)

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16. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Buy It) (Read)

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17. The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient (Buy It) (Read)

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18. Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming (Buy It) (Read)

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19. Metronomy – The English Riviera (Buy It) (Read)

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20. SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Buy It) (Read)

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21. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (Buy It) (Read)

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22. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From the Vaccines (Buy It) (Read)

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23. Destroyer – Kaputt (Buy It) (Read)

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24. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Buy It) (Read)

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25. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l (Buy It) (Read)

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26. Beyonce – 4 (Buy It) (Read)

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27. Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Buy It) (Read)

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28. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Buy It) (Read)

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29. Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva (Buy It) (Read)

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30. Clams Casino – Instrumentals (Buy It) (Read)

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31. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest (Buy It) (Read)

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32. Low Roar – Low Roar (Buy It) (Read)

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33. AraabMUZIK – Electronic Dream (Buy It) (Read)

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34. Active Child – You Are All I See (Buy It) (Read)

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35. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Buy It) (Read)

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36. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’ (Buy It) (Read)

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37. Cults – Cults (Buy It) (Read)

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38. Radiohead – The King of Limbs (Buy It) (Read)

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39. Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials (Buy It) (Read)

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40. Alex Clare – The Lateness of the Hour (Buy It) (Read)

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41. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise (Buy It) (Read)

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42. Jhene Aiko – Sailing Soul(s) (Buy It) (Read)

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43. The Stepkids – The Stepkids (Buy It) (Read)

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44. Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day in Hell (Buy It) (Read)

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45. Gardens & Villa – Gardens & Villa (Buy It) (Read)

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46. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know (Buy It) (Read)

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47. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Buy It) (Read)

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48. Foster the People – Torches (Buy It) (Read)

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49. Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Buy It) (Read)

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50. Friendly Fires – Pala (Buy It) (Read)

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