It’s about that time of year again. With only a few weeks left in 2011, we can finally look back at all the year has had to offer and select which albums were our favorites. Obviously, everything can’t make the list, and we aren't going to please everybody. Cuts had to be made, and some very noteworthy projects that will go unmentioned. We're OK with that.

There may be a few surprises, but In the end only the fittest of the fittest were left standing. This year we saw some impressive debuts from young guns, veteran acts proving they still have what it takes, and hyped up projects that actually lived up the hype. These are The 25 Best Albums of 2011. If you've got a problem, make sure you do your homework, then let us know in the comments. 

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