FACT Magazine's 50 Best of 2011

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50. Xander Harris - Urban Gothic

Xander Harris - Urban Gothic
April 5, 2011
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

48. Juicy J & Lex Luger - Rubba Band Business 2

Juicy J & Lex Luger - Rubba Band Business 2
May 2, 2011
Critic Score
60
1 review

47. Container - LP

Container - LP
September 12, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

46. Damu - Unity

Damu - Unity
November 8, 2011
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

45. Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass

Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

44. Björk - Biophilia

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
This record might just prove to be one of the career highlights of an artist who’s already had an astonishingly consistent career.

42. 2562 - Fever

2562 - Fever
April 1, 2011
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

41. Legowelt - The TEAC Life

Legowelt - The TEAC Life
August 1, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

39. James Pants - James Pants

James Pants - James Pants
May 3, 2011
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

38. Surgeon - Breaking the Frame

Surgeon - Breaking the Frame
May 31, 2011
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

34. Kode9 & the Spaceape - Black Sun

Kode9 & the Spaceape - Black Sun
April 26, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

33. Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II

August 16, 2011
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

31. Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM

Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM
September 6, 2011
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

29. patten - GLAQJO XAACSSO

September 26, 2011
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

28. Andy Stott - Passed Me By

May 23, 2011
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

27. Peaking Lights - 936

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

26. Byetone - Symeta

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

25. Machinedrum - Room(s)

Machinedrum - Room(s)
August 2, 2011
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

21. Roly Porter - Aftertime

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
90
1 review

20. Cut Hands - Afro Noise Vol. 1

May 31, 2011
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

19. Danny Brown - XXX

August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.

18. Patrice & Friends - Cashmere Sheets

Patrice & Friends - Cashmere Sheets
October 10, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

16. Kuedo - Severant

Kuedo - Severant
October 25, 2011
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

15. Zomby - Dedication

July 12, 2011
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

14. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

October 31, 2011
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

13. Julia Holter - Tragedy

Julia Holter - Tragedy
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

12. James Blake - James Blake

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

11. Laurel Halo - Hour Logic

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

10. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

9. LV & Joshua Idehen - Routes

LV & Joshua Idehen - Routes
May 9, 2011
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

7. Drake - Take Care

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
80
26 reviews
It constantly toes the line between cool and cornball, between magnificent and mawkish, between sensational and schmaltzy, but it’s all pulled together by Drake’s inimitable personality and the genius of his producer.

6. James Ferraro - Far Side Virtual

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

Containing enough irony, humour and hyperactive, intuitive compositional development to infuriate academics and bewilder many, Far Side Virtual is a modern masterpiece in both an artistic and musical sense.

3. Clams Casino - Instrumental

March 2, 2011
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

2. Rustie - Glass Swords

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
83
13 reviews

1. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

This is a record that’s as ice cold as it is sad; for those who find Drake too much to stomach it might be off-putting, but for fans of the Canadian, it might just mark the arrival of a brand new obsession.

Original Source: http://www.factmag.com/2011/11/30/50-best-albums-of-2011-50-41/
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