Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
79
561 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (9), Indie Pop (8), Alternative Rock (5), Experimental (4), Indie Folk (3), Experimental Rock (3), Chillwave (3), Post-Punk (2), Dubstep (2), Lo-Fi (2), Art Pop (2), Dream Pop (2), Indietronica (1), Rock (1), Alternative Dance (1), Electropop (1), Electronic (1), Synthpop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Shoegaze (1), Neo-Psychedelia (1), Psychedelic (1), Hardcore Punk (1)

1. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
139 ratings

2. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
108 ratings

3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88
200 ratings

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
21 reviews
USER SCORE
87
139 ratings

5. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83
49 ratings

6. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81
44 ratings

7. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87
127 ratings

8. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
40 ratings

9. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
70
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
53 ratings

10. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
12 ratings

11. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80
33 ratings

12. I Break Horses - Hearts

I Break Horses - Hearts
August 23, 2011
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
75
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
6 ratings

13. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79
60 ratings

14. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
55 ratings

15. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
63
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71
18 ratings

16. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
April 12, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80
15 ratings

17. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
September 27, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85
85 ratings

18. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes

Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
May 17, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76
3 ratings

19. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
78
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
32 ratings

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
32 ratings

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
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
84
26 ratings

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
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
84
91 ratings

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
15 ratings

24. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84
88 ratings

25. Slow Club - Paradise

Slow Club - Paradise
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
77
7 ratings

26. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83
51 ratings

27. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83
51 ratings

28. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
76
21 reviews
USER SCORE
80
44 ratings

29. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83
88 ratings

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
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79
41 ratings

31. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76
4 ratings

32. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
82
21 reviews
USER SCORE
82
45 ratings

33. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
20 reviews
USER SCORE
80
28 ratings

34. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86
165 ratings

35. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
February 15, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
12 reviews
USER SCORE
75
3 ratings

36. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
47 ratings

37. Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
November 8, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
71
13 reviews
USER SCORE
74
5 ratings

38. Friendly Fires - Pala

Friendly Fires - Pala
May 24, 2011
Indietronica
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
74
18 ratings

39. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

40. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
71
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79
17 ratings

41. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76
23 ratings

42. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

43. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
15 reviews
USER SCORE
78
30 ratings

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

S.C.U.M. - Again Into Eyes
October 4, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
3 ratings

45. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
23 reviews
USER SCORE
80
128 ratings

46. The Stepkids - The Stepkids

The Stepkids - The Stepkids
September 27, 2011
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
68
4 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
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83
43 ratings

48. British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall

British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
January 11, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
15 reviews
USER SCORE
67
5 ratings

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

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
March 8, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
16 reviews
USER SCORE
73
10 ratings

50. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76
22 ratings
Original Source: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/lists/under_the_radars_top_80_albums_of_2011/

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