Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 79
Based on 561 album 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
89
21 reviews
USER SCORE
86

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

3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
88

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

5. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83

6. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

7. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87

8. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
17 reviews
USER SCORE
81

9. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
71
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

10. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
10 reviews
USER SCORE
83

11. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

12. I Break Horses - Hearts

I Break Horses - Hearts
August 23, 2011
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79

13. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
74
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80

14. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81

15. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
64
15 reviews
USER SCORE
71

16. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

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

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

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
80

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

20. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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
20 reviews
USER SCORE
84

23. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

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

24. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84

25. Slow Club - Paradise

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

26. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83

27. Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts - Smother
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83

28. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80

29. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

30. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
April 12, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79

31. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76

32. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
83
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82

33. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
19 reviews
USER SCORE
79

34. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
86

35. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
February 15, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
75

36. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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

37. Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
November 8, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

38. Friendly Fires - Pala

Friendly Fires - Pala
May 24, 2011
Indietronica
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
74

39. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life

Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
June 7, 2011
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
84
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

40. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
September 27, 2011
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
72
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80

41. Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
September 27, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
76

42. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 reviews
USER SCORE
81

43. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
15 reviews
USER SCORE
78

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

S.C.U.M. - Again Into Eyes
October 4, 2011
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
75
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81

45. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
84

48. British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall

British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
January 11, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
15 reviews
USER SCORE
67

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

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
March 8, 2011
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
73

50. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
74
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76

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

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