Readers Poll 2011: Best Albums of the Year

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As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out our fourth and final days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year over a four week period in late November and December.

Today we dig into your Top 10 albums of the year. All told, more than 75 different records received votes — plus, as always, a few that weren’t eligible (and to the person who was outraged that Let England Shake wasn’t on the list — go back and read the rules ).

1. Duran Duran, All You Need Is Now

BACKSTORY: Three months after an abbreviated digital release, the New Wave legends this spring released their new much-buzzed new studio album in several physical formats — CD, vinyl and a CD/DVD “Deluxe Edition” package — with up to six new songs added to the original nine-song tracklist, depending on which format you buy
COVERAGE: Duran Duran’s ‘All You Need Is Now’ out March 22 on CD, LP
BUY IT: (CD, digital)

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