50. Kaputt - Destroyer
Frankly, this album was overrated though from the people I've spoken to there seem to be two Destroyer camps. I happen to fall into the one that thinks everything since Rubies was mediocre at best. Having said that, his songwriting is undeniable on Kaputt and the horns are pretty fantastic.
49. Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
I typically don't go for gimmicks like "we recorded this in my basement with a 1973 tape recorder and and homemade mic" but the analog recording used for this album made it sound fucking dirty. A solid, straight rock, album.
48. The One...Cohesive - G-Side
Another album that felt overrated this year, it seemed like every white person who didn't usually listen to hip-hop thought this was the greatest thing ever. Solid production gave this a spot in the top 50, but 2011 had much more exciting hip-hop to offer than this.
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