This is retrospective ranking of the albums I listened to in 2011. The list is a work-in-progress and the order is likely to change.
10 - Godly Album. Will likely listen to at least once a week for a decade.
9 - Fantastic Album. Will be a classic I remember even in senility.
8 - Great Album. Will recommend to friends.
7 - Good Album. A pleasant listen.
6 - Kinda-Good Album. "It's pretty good, but..."
5 - Alright Album. "It's okay"
4 - Pretty Bad Album. Has several detracting aspects or is fairly boring.
3 - Bad Album. Doesn't do much. Could easily have gone without listening.
2 - Really Bad Album. "Blech."
1 - Disastrous Album. Reserved for the worst of the worst.