From weirdo R&B to epic hardcore to a certain heartbroken British singer-songwriter, 2011 offered a diverse array of quality full-lengths that we kept replaying in our offices. The whole team weighed in and the votes have been tallied, so now we can proudly present the Billboard staff’s picks for the top 10 albums of 2011.
You can probably guess our No. 1 favorite of the year, which won by a landslide. A word on why: Adele’s “21” became one of those very rare moments in the music world where an album is as commercially successful as it is critically praised, not to mention beloved by fans across all demographics.
Drake went H.A.M. with the Moscato at his big 25th birthday bash in Vegas this past weekend. Perhaps we attended this classy blowout at TAO — and perhaps we brought back a “Take Care” napkin to show off to our colleagues, and now you. Perhaps.