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Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2011

This summer, when All Songs Considered asked listeners to vote for their favorite albums of the year so far, there were a handful of shoo-ins. Instantly beloved releases by Bon Iver, Adele, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists and others all made a predictably strong showing.

Six months later, many of those albums have held their ground — but our poll of listeners' 100 favorite records from all of 2011 still had its surprises. The Black Keys swooped into the No. 6 slot with El Camino, an album just a few days older than the poll itself. Ceremonials, the follow-up to Florence + The Machine's sleeper hit Lungs, followed close behind. And it wasn't just the dark horses that stunned us — two of our personal favorites, the strong spring releases from Wye Oak and The Antlers, each dropped a dozen spots.

This week's episode includes songs from the Top 25 listener picks. Once you've listened to the show, head to the All Songs blog for the full list of your 100 favorite albums of 2011.

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1. Bon Iver

2. Fleet Foxes

3. Adele

4. The Decemberists

5. Radiohead

6. The Black Keys

7. Wilco

8. Florence + The Machine

9. Beirut

10. Foster The People

11. M83

12. Feist

13. Iron & Wine

14. tUnE-yArDs

15. St. Vincent

16. The Civil Wars

17. Death Cab For Cutie

18. Tom Waits

19. My Morning Jacket

20. Bright Eyes

21. Jay-Z/Kanye West

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22. Coldplay

23. PJ Harvey

24. Cults

25. James Blake

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