Adele leads TIME and Rolling Stone’s 2011 best album lists | Music News

As the end of the year approaches, the best of 2011 lists have started rolling out and the editors at TIME and Rolling Stone magazines have released their selections for the best albums of the year, with Adele‘s 21 hitting the top spot on both lists – no surprise there after 21 being named the UK’s best selling album of the 21st century.

The only other album to feature on both lists is Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s Watch the Throne, whilst well deserved spot number five on TIME’s list goes to Frank Ocean for Nostalgia, Ultra, with The Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part II coming in at eight and The Black Keys scooping the 10th spot for El Camino.

Check out both lists in full below.

TIME’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1. Adele, 21
2. Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials
3. Kanye West and Jay-Z, Watch the Throne
4. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
5. Frank Ocean, Nostalgia, Ultra
6. tUnE-yArDs, W h o k i l l
7. Caitlin Rose, Own Side Now
8. The Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part II
9. Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
10. Black Keys, El Camino

Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2011

1. Adele, 21
2. Kanye West and Jay-Z, Watch the Throne
3. Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What
4. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
5. Radiohead, The King of Limbs
6. Lady Gaga, Born This Way
7. The Decemberists, The King Is Dead
8. Wilco, The Whole Love
9. Wild Flag, Wild Flag
10. Robbie Robertson, How to Become Clairvoyant

[via Rap-Up]

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