Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
73
25 reviews

46.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

45.

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
76
36 reviews

There are surely treasures to be found in The King of Limbs, as the listens pile up ... However, the initial awe is simply not there, and the love-at-first-listen isn’t either.

44.

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

42.

January 18, 2011
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

41.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

40.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

38.

May 24, 2011
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

37.

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

34.

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

The highs are notable. The problem is, Blake has put himself in a tight box, and when he strays out of it the material wavers.

32.

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

31.

Hooray for Earth - True Loves
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

29.

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

28.

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
74
31 reviews

27.

May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
28 reviews

25.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

24.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

23.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

22.

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
84
29 reviews

20.

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
75
27 reviews

19.

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

18.

May 17, 2011
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

14.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

12.

August 23, 2011
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

8.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
75
29 reviews
Yuck have managed to craft a surprisingly accomplished album for a band that's only a little more than a year old

5.

July 26, 2011
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

The songs on Skying are dense, towering, and occasionally overstuffed.

4.

May 3, 2011
Critic Score
83
35 reviews

Far from that folksy, laid-back image, Helplessness Blues confirms Fleet Foxes' place as one of the most exacting, creative, and straight-up best bands making music in 2011.

3.

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

It's a logical progression from Emma, and one that few artists have been able to make. Most try to return to their wallowing, to mine the same material that connected them with their audience in the first place. But Vernon deserves tremendous credit for wanting to express his hope and his joy.

1.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
34 reviews

Where Clark previously impressed through the sheer audacity of her strengths as a songwriter and arranger, here she has stopped trying to impress and simply made an album assembled through feel and intuition, and, taken as a whole, it feels perfect.

Original Source: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/lists/under_the_radars_top_80_albums_of_2011/
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