The Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2011

The Fly's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
March 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
72
15 reviews

49. The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
September 6, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
68
10 reviews
User Score
76
39 reviews

48. 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

47. Slow Club - Paradise

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

46. The Strokes - Angles

The Strokes - Angles
March 22, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
31 reviews
User Score
71
163 reviews

45. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
April 12, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
76
35 reviews

44. Cerebral Ballzy - Cerebral Ballzy

Cerebral Ballzy - Cerebral Ballzy
July 26, 2011
Punk
Critic Score
59
7 reviews
User Score
57
3 reviews

43. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
22 reviews
User Score
85
181 reviews

42. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
October 25, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
65
27 reviews
User Score
61
198 reviews

41. 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

40. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

SBTRKT - SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
Dubstep
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
80
124 reviews

39. 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

38. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

37. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

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

36. 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

35. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

34. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

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

33. Noah and The Whale - Last Night on Earth

Noah and The Whale - Last Night on Earth
March 15, 2011
Indie Folk
Critic Score
65
20 reviews
User Score
68
20 reviews

32. Dutch Uncles - Cadenza

Dutch Uncles - Cadenza
July 19, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
88
2 reviews

31. Mazes - A Thousand Heys

Mazes - A Thousand Heys
April 12, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
67
13 reviews
User Score
73
2 reviews

30. Gardens & Villa - Gardens & Villa

Gardens & Villa - Gardens & Villa
July 5, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
62
10 reviews
User Score
NR

29. Braids - Native Speaker

Braids - Native Speaker
January 18, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
78
20 reviews

28. WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
82
82 reviews

27. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

26. Baxter Dury - Happy Soup

Baxter Dury - Happy Soup
August 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
79
9 reviews

25. White Denim - D

White Denim - D
May 23, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
11 reviews

24. 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
37 reviews

23. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
June 7, 2011
Garage Rock
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
79
29 reviews

22. Real Estate - Days

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

21. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
77
78 reviews

20. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
November 1, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
User Score
78
219 reviews

19. Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls

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

18. James Blake - James Blake

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

17. 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
615 reviews

16. Washed Out - Within and Without

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

15. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
80
30 reviews

14. Friendly Fires - Pala

Friendly Fires - Pala
May 24, 2011
Indietronica
Critic Score
76
15 reviews
User Score
76
30 reviews

13. Yuck - Yuck

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

12. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
February 19, 2011
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
77
31 reviews
User Score
78
477 reviews

11. 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

10. Battles - Gloss Drop

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

9. The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
May 31, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
20 reviews
User Score
74
72 reviews

8. 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

7. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

6. 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

5. Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix

Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix
August 29, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
User Score
76
41 reviews

4. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
January 18, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
24 reviews
User Score
80
60 reviews

3. The Horrors - Skying

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

2. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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

1. The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
May 10, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
25 reviews
User Score
80
167 reviews
Original Source: http://www.the-fly.co.uk/features/lists/

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