Originally Posted by Natrlhi
Well, from one listener's perspective, I never read any of the hype and thought it was pretty awesome. In fact, not only is it their best work by far, but it was in my top 25 albums of 2011.
I seem to remember that, after I had already decided that I loved it, I saw it at or near the top of one year-end list, but I don't remember it being on many of them. My memory could be failing me on that one, though. After all, I'm old as fuck.
I'll refer to this as my alibi.
I don't know why your quote blew the album picture up so big, but I listed a few links in that review to various EOY lists that had it ranked really high. And those were just a few, from reputable sites.