Old Waver's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50. Iceage - New Brigade

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

49. 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

48. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Tao of the Dead

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Tao of the Dead
February 8, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
70
8 reviews

47. Sloan - The Double Cross

Sloan - The Double Cross
May 10, 2011
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
78
3 reviews

46. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
February 15, 2011
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
80
43 reviews

45. 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

44. Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
77
6 reviews

43. Cults - Cults

Cults - Cults
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
77
82 reviews

42. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
February 15, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
13 reviews
User Score
76
6 reviews

41. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

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

40. Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche
June 7, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
67
13 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

39. Violens - Nine Songs 2011

Violens - Nine Songs 2011
September 29, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

38. 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

37. Miles Kane - Colour of the Trap

Miles Kane - Colour of the Trap
May 17, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
12 reviews
User Score
70
25 reviews

36. Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
September 13, 2011
Chillwave
Critic Score
73
22 reviews
User Score
73
82 reviews

35. Junior Boys - It's All True

Junior Boys - It's All True
June 14, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

34. 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

33. 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

32. Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years

Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
April 5, 2011
New Wave
Critic Score
69
16 reviews
User Score
80
18 reviews

31. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital

Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
June 28, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
77
11 reviews

30. Friendly Fires - Pala

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

29. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El Camino
December 6, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
User Score
79
223 reviews

28. Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting

Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
February 15, 2011
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
74
2 reviews

27. 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

26. Wye Oak - Civilian

Wye Oak - Civilian
March 8, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
80
42 reviews

25. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

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

24. Wild Beasts - Smother

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

23. White Denim - D

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

22. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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

21. The Antlers - Burst Apart

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

20. 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

19. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
November 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
70
22 reviews
User Score
73
45 reviews

18. Destroyer - Kaputt

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

17. JR JR - It's A Corporate World

JR JR - It's A Corporate World
June 7, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
65
12 reviews
User Score
77
5 reviews

16. 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

15. The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave

The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
April 5, 2011
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
14 reviews
User Score
75
15 reviews

14. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
April 5, 2011
Electronic
Critic Score
68
17 reviews
User Score
75
21 reviews

13. The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love

The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love
September 6, 2011
Alternative Dance
Critic Score
68
22 reviews
User Score
76
32 reviews

12. Atlas Sound - Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
November 8, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
80
98 reviews

11. Real Estate - Days

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

10. John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
June 28, 2011
Experimental
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
80
63 reviews

9. Metronomy - The English Riviera

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

8. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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

7. Yuck - Yuck

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

6. 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

5. Future Islands - On The Water

Future Islands - On The Water
October 11, 2011
Synthpop
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
80
51 reviews

4. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
February 8, 2011
Electropop
Critic Score
74
26 reviews
User Score
79
84 reviews

3. Washed Out - Within and Without

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

2. The Horrors - Skying

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

1. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
October 18, 2011
Dream Pop
Critic Score
77
30 reviews
User Score
82
308 reviews
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