belated, baby’s Top Albums of 2011: 30 – 01

And now, our Top 30 albums of the year. Shabazz Palace’s one-of-a-kind, frequently mind-blowing Black Up takes the top spot after ranking high in each of our individual staff lists.

Of course, if you’d like to take a look at those individual rankings and get a glimpse at how the overall list was put together, they’re all there after the jump. Also, each link sends you to a review, download link, or other feature from the respective album or artist, so you can investigate anything that might’ve slipped by you. Enjoy!

30. Pictureplane :: Thee Physical
29. Cities Aviv :: Digital Lows
28. Bjork :: Biophilia
27. Panda Bear :: Tomboy
26. Tune-Yards :: w h o k i l l
25. Danny Brown :: XXX
24. Smith Westerns :: Dye It Blonde
23. Fionn Regan :: 100 Acres of Sycamore
22. Pure X :: Pleasure
21. Twin Sister :: In Heaven

20. AraabMuzik :: Electronic Dream
19. Teebs :: Collections 01
18. Cults :: Cults
17. David Lynch :: Crazy Clown Time
16. Radiohead :: The King of Limbs
15. Fucked Up :: David Comes to Life
14. John Maus :: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
13. St. Vincent :: Strange Mercy
12. Real Estate :: Days
11. Shlohmo :: Bad Vibes

10. ASAP Rocky :: LiveLoveASAP
09. Girls :: Father, Son, Holy Ghost
08. The Weeknd :: House of Balloons
07. Iceage :: New Brigade
06. The Antlers :: Burst Apart
05. Charles Bradley :: No Time for Dreaming
04. Bon Iver :: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
03. Yuck :: Yuck
02. James Blake :: James Blake
01. Shabazz Palaces :: Black Up 

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Individual lists from Kabir, Derek, and Weston can be found after the jump:

Weston’s Picks

25. Radiohead :: The King of Limbs
24. Typhoon :: A New Kind of House
23. Shlohmo :: Bad Vibes
22. The Weeknd :: Thursday
21. The Weeknd :: Echoes of Silence
20. James Vincent McMorrorow :: Early in the Morning
19. Lia Ices :: Grown Unknown
18. ASAP Rocky :: LiveLoveASAP
17. The Roots :: undun
16. How to Dress Well :: Just Once EP
15. Araabmuzik :: Electronic Dream
14. Drake :: Take Care
13. M83 :: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
12. Don Trip & Starlito :: Stepbrothers
11. Cities Aviv :: Digital Lows
10. Danny Brown :: XXX
09. Fionn Regan :: 100 Acres of Sycamore
08. James Blake :: James Blake
07. Cults :: Cults
06. The Weeknd :: House of Balloons
05. Charles Bradley :: No Time for Dreaming
04. The Antlers :: Burst Apart
03. Yuck :: Yuck
02. Shabazz Palaces :: Black Up
01. Bon Iver :: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Kabir’s Picks

26. Oneohtrix Point Never :: Replica
25. Tom Waits :: Bad as Me
24. Bon Iver :: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
23. Feist :: Metals
22. Little Dragon :: Ritual Union
21. Girls :: Father, Son, Holy Ghost
20. Total Slacker :: Thrashin
19. Araabmuzik :: Electronic Dream
18. Tim Hecker :: Ravedeath, 1972
17. The Weeknd :: House of Balloons
16. Cold Cave :: The Great Pan is Dead
15. Atlas Sound :: Parallax
14. The Antlers :: Burst Apart
13. EMA :: Past Life Martyred Saints
12. Pictureplane :: Thee Physical
11. Bjork :: Biophilia
10. Panda Bear :: Tomboy
09. Smith Westerns :: Dye It Blonde
08. Shabazz Palaces :: Black Up
07. Radiohead :: King of Limbs
06. David Lynch :: Crazy Clown Time
05. Iceage :: New Brigade
04. John Maus :: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
03. St. Vincent :: Strange Mercy
02. Real Estate :: Days
01. James Blake :: James Blake

Derek’s Picks

25. Cass McCombs :: Humor Risk
24. Holiday Shores :: New Masses for Squaw Peak
23. Yellow Ostrich:: The Mistress
22. Wild Flag :: Wild Flag
21. The Weeknd :: House of Balloons
20. Unknown Mortal Orchestra :: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
19. Tame Impala :: Innerspeaker
18. Mount Moriah :: Mount Moriah
17. James Blake :: James Blake
16. Juicy J :: Blue Dream and Lean
15. Schoolboy Q :: Setbacks
14. Nicolas Jaar :: Space is Only Noise
13. Iceage :: New Brigade
12. Bon Iver :: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
11. Charles Bradley :: No Time for Dreaming
10. Tune::Yards :: W H O K I L L
09. Pure X :: Pleasure
08. Twin Sister :: In Heaven
07. Teebs :: Collections 01
06. ASAP Rocky :: LiveLoveASAP
05. Fucked Up :: David Comes to Life
04. Shlohmo :: Bad Vibes
03. Girls :: Father, Son, Holy Ghost
02. Yuck :: Yuck
01. Shabazz Palaces :: Black Up