Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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1. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
87
24 reviews
User Score
86
183 reviews

2. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
User Score
83
147 reviews

3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
24 reviews
User Score
87
282 reviews

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
23 reviews
User Score
86
193 reviews

5. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
82
62 reviews

6. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
User Score
80
55 reviews

7. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
24 reviews
User Score
86
160 reviews

8. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
79
50 reviews
Yuck have managed to craft a surprisingly accomplished album for a band that's only a little more than a year old

9. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
72
22 reviews
User Score
80
70 reviews

10. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
80
19 reviews

11. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
79
48 reviews

12. I Break Horses - Hearts

I Break Horses - Hearts
August 23, 2011
Shoegaze
Critic Score
72
14 reviews
User Score
80
10 reviews

13. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
80
82 reviews

14. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
81
73 reviews

15. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
18 reviews
User Score
70
29 reviews

16. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
April 12, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
14 reviews
User Score
79
21 reviews

17. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
September 27, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
83
108 reviews

18. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes

Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
May 17, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
10 reviews
User Score
77
4 reviews

19. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
77
49 reviews

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
81
41 reviews

21. John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
June 28, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
82
34 reviews

22. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
86
23 reviews
User Score
83
114 reviews

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
77
17 reviews

24. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
84
117 reviews

25. Slow Club - Paradise

Slow Club - Paradise
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
77
7 reviews

26. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
83
68 reviews

27. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
82
62 reviews

28. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
75
25 reviews
User Score
79
55 reviews

29. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
19 reviews
User Score
83
116 reviews

30. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
April 12, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
79
60 reviews

31. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

32. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
81
58 reviews

33. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
User Score
79
36 reviews

34. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
83
22 reviews
User Score
86
229 reviews

35. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
February 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
13 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

36. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
80
66 reviews

37. Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
November 8, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
75
6 reviews

38. Friendly Fires - Pala

Friendly Fires - Pala
May 24, 2011
Indietronica
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
74
23 reviews

39. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
80
33 reviews

40. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
71
18 reviews
User Score
77
23 reviews

41. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
23 reviews
User Score
76
35 reviews

42. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
80
39 reviews

43. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
79
35 reviews

44. S.C.U.M. - Again Into Eyes

S.C.U.M. - Again Into Eyes
October 4, 2011
Post-Punk
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
75
4 reviews

45. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
78
25 reviews
User Score
78
182 reviews

46. The Stepkids - The Stepkids

The Stepkids - The Stepkids
September 27, 2011
Psychedelic
Critic Score
68
5 reviews
User Score
NR

47. WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
83
51 reviews

48. British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall

British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
January 11, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
20 reviews
User Score
68
7 reviews

49. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
March 8, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
71
16 reviews

50. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
74
19 reviews
User Score
77
30 reviews
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