PopMatters' Best Indie Pop Albums of 2011

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10. Bart & Friends - Stories With the Endings Changed

Bart & Friends - Stories With the Endings Changed
July 19, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

9. The Bats - Free All the Monsters

The Bats - Free All the Monsters
October 25, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
78
1 review

8. The Ladybug Transistor - Clutching Stems

The Ladybug Transistor - Clutching Stems
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
User Score
NR

7. Seapony - Go With Me

Seapony - Go With Me
May 31, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
61
6 reviews
User Score
65
8 reviews

6. Amor de Días - Street of the Love of Days

Amor de Días - Street of the Love of Days
May 17, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
65
6 reviews
User Score
NR

Amor de Días can sometimes be too consistent in its tone, needing some more moments that stand out and shake up pretty songs that can fade into the background.

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5. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
May 23, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
82
9 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

4. Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends

Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends
May 3, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
61
12 reviews
User Score
65
12 reviews

3. 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

Belong is a concept album about the struggle to make eye contact with someone who you’re think is unaware of your existence.

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2. 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

Father, Son, Holy Ghost is bracingly immediate, a collection of songs that don’t have to grow on you—songs that are fully realized and lovable at first blush.

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1. The Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume

The Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume
February 22, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
NR
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