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Be it by digital download or old-fashioned CD, most of us have purchased one musical album or another during 2011, but which one is the absolute best album of 2011? Just as we all have different musical tastes, the best albums of 2011 are diverse in the genre of music they include from the likes of rock and pop to rap and R&B to country and gospel and everything in between.

According to Nielson SoundScan, "21" by British songstress Adele and "Born This Way" by shock-pop singer Lady Gaga were the best selling albums for the first half of 2011. Mumford & Sons with "Sign No More," Jason Aldean with "My Kinda Party" and Bruno Mars with "Doo Wops & Hooligans" rounded out the top five. The charts of album sales however only show half of the story (and half of the year) as just because a particular album sold the most does not mean it's definitely better than others.

The answer to which album is best is quite subjective as we all have our own favorites. Many may prefer the Top 40 sounds like those from Katy Perry and her record "Teenage Dream," Britney Spears and her release of "Femme Fatale" and P!nk for her album "Greatest Hits" while others will opt more for lighter sounds like Taylor Swift's "Speak Now," Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0," or Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now."

Those looking for a more robust sound may lean toward the likes of the Foo Fighters, with their album "Wasting Light," Five Finger Death Punch with their release of "American Capitalist" or even Red Hot Chili Peppers and their "I'm With You." Let's not forget about country music as well as rap and R&B, all of which is represented with country albums like "Eleven" from Martina McBride and rap records like the highly anticipated Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration in "Watch the Throne."

While we all may never agree on which music is the best, it's likely that we can all conclude that these are the best albums of 2011 regardless of genre.
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Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (Deluxe Companion)


Wasting Light

Born This Way

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

The King of Limbs

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Watch the Throne


Mylo Xyloto

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<![CDATA[The Best Current Female Singers]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-singer-of-the-year
The best female singers currently performing rank among some of the best female singers of all time without contest. These are the most talented female singers in the world (and some of the most successful female musicians as well) here for you to rank from best to worst.

These women represent some of the women who have sold the most albums, female singers with the most awards (including women who have won Grammys), female vocalists with incredible vocal ranges, and just some of the most talented women in entertainment. Some of these top female singers, like Florence Welch, are just becoming exposed to a wide audience, while others like Adele and Taylor Swift are known around the world for their vocal talents.

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the best female singers ever? These are tough questions we'll attempt to answer with this list of the best current female singers. If your favorite female singer isn't on the list, make sure to add her so she can contend for the #1 spot as the top current female singer.


Beyoncé Knowles

Britney Spears

Christina Aguilera

Kelly Clarkson



Taylor Swift

Tina Turner

Katy Perry

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<![CDATA[My Top 10 Black Sabbath Songs of All Time!!]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/my-top-10-black-sabbath-songs-of-all-time-/seaystarland


Iron Man


Heaven and Hell

Sabbra Cadabra

A National Acrobat

Into the Void

Lord of This World


Evil Woman

Black Sabbath

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time
The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. With help from the wisdom of the crowd, you'll find a comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? How about both!

Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player in the history of music. These roock, jazz, blues guitarists have all had long careers filled with success and failure. Some are still jamming out today, which other rock stars died too young, before their talents could be fully appreciated. Now is your chance to give the best guitar players in the world some recognition.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Add your vote to make sure your voice is heart!

To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.

Brian May

B.B. King

Carlos Santana

David Gilmour

Eddie Van Halen

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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<![CDATA[The Worst Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-bands-of-all-time
The worst bands in music history, ranked by music fans (and haters.) This list contains the most awful bands to listen to from throughout the history of recorded music, suggested and voted on based on a variety of metrics, including popular bands least deserving of their fame and fortune, artists who shamelessly ripped off other, superior acts and just bands that don't know how to play their instruments or write songs. Obviously, the majority of choices will be rock bands, but any "musical group" or bands are technically eligible. Think the worst band of all time is a jazz band? Hate polka bands as much (or more) than Nickelback? Suggest your least favorite group by making your own list and including them! (Please, don't include individual musical artists who aren't in bands. You may hate Sting, but unless you also hate The Police, save it for another list!)

What makes a band go from just being terrible to epically earning "Worst Band of All Time" status? For some, there's an original inkling of a good sound in there that just gets weighed down by poor decisions, excessive drug use and bad production. For others, it's a total lack of songwriting ability that renders the band - as a whole - incapable of producing quality music. Some bands just have no business being together in the first place, so incapable are they of playing in sync and producing pleasant music. And then some bands may have limited talent but waste it by producing songs and albums that are overblown, slickly commercial and hollow.

This list collects all these examples of terrible bands with no business recording music, and more. It will be a great guide for keeping track of musicians and artists to avoid next time you are on iTunes or Amazon.

Lil Wayne

Insane Clown Posse

Jonas Brothers

Kevin Federline


Soulja Boy

Nicki Minaj

Justin Bieber

Rebecca Black


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<![CDATA[The Best Frontmen in Rock]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-10-lead-singers-in-rock-of-all-time
Giving out the title of best frontman in rock is like crowning someone the king of rock and roll. There are so many factors that go into deciding the greatest front man (or woman) in rock that dubbing just one the head of all rock royalty seems nearly impossible. And yet, like the Highlander, there can be only one.

What makes a lead singer the best frontman in rock? Is it the rock singer with the best stage presence or does being the front man of the best live band in rock history automatically propel you to the top of the list of the best frontmen in rock? Does being one of the greatest singers of all time get you the title of greatest frontman? That's up to the music-loving masses to vote on.

Who is the best lead singer in rock? Who is the top rock frontman ever? Who are the best frontmen in rock? This is the place to vote for your favorite rock singers and vote down the overrated rock singers who you don't think have a place among the greatest rock frontmen. If your favorite lead singer or frontman is missing from the list of the top rock frontmen, make sure to add them and get them in the running for the rock talent ever.

David Lee Roth
Van Halen
Freddie Mercury
Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jim Morrison
The Doors
John Lennon
The Beatles
Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones
Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath
Robert Plant
Led Zeppelin
Roger Daltrey
The Who
Steven Tyler

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pop-songs-by-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music
A list of the greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit pop song wonders to the least popular, you can see which pop songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit pop songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list. You can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit pop song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. There are many different types of music in the world, and some song artists have fared better than others. Although the artists with one-hit wonders may not have been able to repeat their performance with other songs, many of these great one-hit pop song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

 Sometimes it is hard to believe that these artists only had one big hit. From popular hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor to “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia, these songs and artists are so well know that we would imagine them as having many top hits. However, even though none of their other songs made the top 40 list, they still have some great albums that have been enjoyed by many. So go ahead and look for some new favorite music from the list of greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders.

Tainted Love
Soft Cell

My Sharona

Come on Eileen
Dexy's Midnight Runners

Walking On Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves

99 Luftballons
Cat's in the Cradle

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens

Spirit In The Sky
Norman Greenbaum

Take On Me
Video Killed the Radio Star (single version)

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<![CDATA[Full List of Kpop Idol Instagram Accounts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/full-list-of-kpop-idol-instagram-accounts/onlysuy
Love peeking into the life that your favorite Kpop idol leads? Fret not! You can do so now due to a wonderful invention called Instagram. If you've tried, it may sometimes be hard finding specific K-pop star Instagram accounts, hence this wonderful list we've put together for you!
This complete list of Kpop Instagram accounts will help you keep up with the top idols in Kpop! Just click their name to go to their Instagram profiles and start following them!
The best of Kpop Instagram lets you see what your favorite idols and stars are up to everyday, through their fun Instagram posts, showing you pictures of their lives. Have fun with this list of Instagram names of Kpop idols, which links directly to the Instagrams of over 180 of the best Kpop singers, dancers, and biggest names in Korean pop.

Which K-pop stars have the best Instagrams and post the best pictures to social media? Let us know in the comments section!

Choi Siwon

Cho Kyuhyun


Kim Heechul


Kim Ryeowook

Lee Donghae




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<![CDATA[The Greatest Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time
This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your "favorite" albums, but a list of the "greatest" albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, reranking it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!

Abbey Road

The Dark Side of the Moon

Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin IV

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The White Album

Who's Next

Wish You Were Here

Led Zeppelin


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-artists-of-the-_80s
The greatest and most prolific artists of music's most colorful decade are remembered on this list. This list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1980s. Though, there may be better George Michael, better RHCP, better Sade, or better Sting (okay, maybe not better Sting), in previous or later decades, we will acknowledge each artists for the impact they made in the '80s. What was your favorite 1980s music? Who do you think were the greatest musical artists of the '80s?

From synth pop, to hair metal, to the rise of punk rock, to the fall of disco, to the birth of hip-hop, all genres are recognized, including classic albums, as long as they were the best of the best during this fabulous decade. Do you prefer 80s rock bands over top pop from the era? Vote up all of your favorite 80s bands and artists who transformed the music scene during the decade, and add anyone who isn't already on the list.

Just make sure they're were making some of the top 80s music we know and love.

Tears for Fears

Cyndi Lauper

David Bowie

George Michael


Michael Jackson



The Police

Whitney Houston

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