DIY's Top 50 Albums of 2011

DIY's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
April 3, 2012
Folk
Critic Score
74
6 reviews
User Score
81
52 reviews

49. Peggy Sue - Acrobats

Peggy Sue - Acrobats
September 12, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
85
1 review

48. Other Lives - Tamer Animals

Other Lives - Tamer Animals
May 10, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
82
24 reviews

47. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
August 23, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
24 reviews
User Score
80
15 reviews

46. Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven

Korallreven - An Album by Korallreven
November 15, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
73
10 reviews

45. Iceage - New Brigade

Iceage - New Brigade
June 21, 2011
Post-Punk
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
81
72 reviews

44. Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls
September 20, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
74
15 reviews

43. British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall

British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall
January 11, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
25 reviews
User Score
66
11 reviews

42. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
September 13, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
User Score
80
38 reviews

41. Washed Out - Within and Without

Washed Out - Within and Without
July 12, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
71
27 reviews
User Score
79
122 reviews

40. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
May 10, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
78
81 reviews

39. Battles - Gloss Drop

Battles - Gloss Drop
June 7, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
78
29 reviews
User Score
80
82 reviews

38. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
March 29, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
25 reviews
User Score
78
56 reviews

37. Björk - Biophilia

Björk - Biophilia
October 11, 2011
Art Pop
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
User Score
75
188 reviews

36. Real Estate - Days

Real Estate - Days
October 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
24 reviews
User Score
82
194 reviews

35. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin

Tyler, the Creator - Goblin
May 10, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
72
25 reviews
User Score
71
146 reviews

34. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

Bright Eyes - The People's Key
February 15, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
67
25 reviews
User Score
68
34 reviews

33. patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO

patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO
September 26, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
NR

32. The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
August 16, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
24 reviews
User Score
79
90 reviews

31. Male Bonding - Endless Now

Male Bonding - Endless Now
August 30, 2011
Noise Rock
Critic Score
68
16 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

30. Banjo or Freakout - Banjo or Freakout

Banjo or Freakout - Banjo or Freakout
February 22, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
62
9 reviews
User Score
NR

29. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
76
5 reviews

28. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

27. 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
26 reviews
User Score
82
170 reviews

26. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Art Pop
Critic Score
82
28 reviews
User Score
84
447 reviews

25. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
25 reviews
User Score
85
281 reviews

24. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien
August 30, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
75
17 reviews

23. Three Trapped Tigers - Route One or Die

Three Trapped Tigers - Route One or Die
May 30, 2011
Math Rock
Critic Score
82
8 reviews
User Score
83
2 reviews

22. Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer

Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer
July 12, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
74
12 reviews

21. Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale

Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
November 8, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
73
8 reviews

20. Yuck - Yuck

Yuck - Yuck
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
26 reviews
User Score
79
84 reviews

Yuck are at the moment entirely unable to shake off their influences would present a problem if their songs weren't so damn enjoyable.

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19. Slow Club - Paradise

Slow Club - Paradise
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
76
10 reviews

18. Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness

Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
November 15, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
77
24 reviews

17. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wild Flag - Wild Flag
September 13, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
77
31 reviews

16. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
March 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
26 reviews
User Score
80
136 reviews

15. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here
February 22, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
80
59 reviews

14. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
82
133 reviews

13. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
June 7, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
26 reviews
User Score
72
226 reviews

12. The Horrors - Skying

The Horrors - Skying
July 26, 2011
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
81
27 reviews
User Score
81
102 reviews

11. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
30 reviews
User Score
86
616 reviews

10. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Soul
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
User Score
77
278 reviews

9. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Weeknd - House of Balloons
March 21, 2011
R&B
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
85
250 reviews

8. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
May 10, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
82
23 reviews
User Score
81
57 reviews

7. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
88
29 reviews
User Score
85
381 reviews

6. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
September 13, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
25 reviews
User Score
84
184 reviews

5. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
25 reviews
User Score
80
167 reviews

4. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

3. Metronomy - The English Riviera

Metronomy - The English Riviera
April 12, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
80
130 reviews

2. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
86
295 reviews

1. Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam

Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
March 8, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews
Original Source: http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/diys-albums-of-2011-1/

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