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Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
73
22 reviews

45. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

There are surely treasures to be found in The King of Limbs, as the listens pile up ... However, the initial awe is simply not there, and the love-at-first-listen isn’t either.

34. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

32. Atlas Sound - Parallax

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

29. Real Estate - Days

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
24 reviews

28. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

25. Slow Club - Paradise

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

24. Destroyer - Kaputt

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

18. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes

May 17, 2011
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

14. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

12. I Break Horses - Hearts

August 23, 2011
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

8. Yuck - Yuck

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
Yuck have managed to craft a surprisingly accomplished album for a band that's only a little more than a year old

5. The Horrors - Skying

July 26, 2011
Critic Score
81
27 reviews

The songs on Skying are dense, towering, and occasionally overstuffed.

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

May 3, 2011
Critic Score
84
31 reviews

Far from that folksy, laid-back image, Helplessness Blues confirms Fleet Foxes' place as one of the most exacting, creative, and straight-up best bands making music in 2011.

3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

It's a logical progression from Emma, and one that few artists have been able to make. Most try to return to their wallowing, to mine the same material that connected them with their audience in the first place. But Vernon deserves tremendous credit for wanting to express his hope and his joy.

1. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

Where Clark previously impressed through the sheer audacity of her strengths as a songwriter and arranger, here she has stopped trying to impress and simply made an album assembled through feel and intuition, and, taken as a whole, it feels perfect.

Original Source: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/lists/under_the_radars_top_80_albums_of_2011/
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