Urban Outfitters' Top 25 Albums of 2011



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 80
Based on 311 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Experimental (4), Indie Pop (3), Chillwave (3), Indie Rock (3), Indie Folk (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Dream Pop (2), Electropop (1), Synthpop (1), Experimental Rock (1), Electronic (1), Witch House (1), Dubstep (1), Folk (1), Rock (1), Alternative Dance (1)

1. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79



2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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



3. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83



4. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83



5. James Blake - James Blake

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



6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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



7. Atlas Sound - Parallax

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



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

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
April 19, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
87
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84



9. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
76



10. Panda Bear - Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
April 12, 2011
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82



11. Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
February 22, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
79
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80



12. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
80



13. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84



14. 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



15. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
18 reviews
USER SCORE
79



16. The Field - Looping State of Mind

The Field - Looping State of Mind
October 11, 2011
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
19 reviews
USER SCORE
83



17. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
71
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81



18. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
74
13 reviews
USER SCORE
75



19. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83



20. A.A. Bondy - Believers

A.A. Bondy - Believers
September 13, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78



21. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84



22. The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love

The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love
September 6, 2011
Alternative Dance
CRITIC SCORE
66
16 reviews
USER SCORE
75



23. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
20 reviews
USER SCORE
83



24. 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
82



25. Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder

Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder
August 30, 2011
Witch House
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78



Original Source: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/features/best_music_of_2011

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