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American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2011

American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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49. Beirut - The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

48. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge

Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge
January 11, 2011
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

46. Loney Dear - Hall Music

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
67
12 reviews

43. Jonny Corndawg - Down on the Bikini Line

Jonny Corndawg - Down on the Bikini Line
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
69
3 reviews

38. Real Estate - Days

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
24 reviews

35. KORT - Invariable Heartache

KORT - Invariable Heartache
April 26, 2011
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

34. Joe Henry - Reverie

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

In Reverie, Joe Henry and his group have created a raw, raucous and messy masterpiece.

33. honeyhoney - Billy Jack

honeyhoney - Billy Jack
October 24, 2011
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

29. A.A. Bondy - Believers

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

28. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
88
29 reviews

Experimental music never sounded like this though. Like St. Vincent’s previous work, Strange Mercy is fresh and punctuated with purpose. Its tangents never evade the listener but surprise and delight.

27. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
65
13 reviews

26. Pieta Brown - Mercury

Pieta Brown - Mercury
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

25. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

22. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
67
25 reviews

19. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

Despite Radiohead’s flashes of their usual self throughout The King of Limbs, the album pales in comparison to their previous LPs.

17. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

15. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

Vernon’s taken the ingredients that made For Emma transcend its bedroom folkie origins and fly – the hushed, multi-tracked falsetto vocals, the indelible melodies, the evocative, heartbroken lyrics – and expanded upon them.

12. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Here We Rest

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Here We Rest
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

11. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

10. Feist - Metals

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

9. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

3. Adele - 21

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
77
18 reviews
Original Source: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2011/11/american-songwriters-top-50-albums-of-2011/6/
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