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Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

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50.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

49.

May 10, 2011
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

47.

March 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

The LP marks the first time Vile has seemed utterly unsure of himself.

45.

Tiziana Bertoncini and Thomas Lehn - Horsky Park
April 1, 2011
Critic Score
90
1 review

44.

The Psychic Paramount - II
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

43.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
35 reviews

42.

July 12, 2011
Critic Score
79
24 reviews

41.

Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me Oh My Soul
January 18, 2011
Critic Score
70
1 review

39.

Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa - Suara Naga
March 29, 2011
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

38.

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

37.

Telebossa - Telebossa
May 20, 2011
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

36.

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
It’s either an existential dilemma or a celebration of cosmic circularity, and by implicating themselves in the dilemma, Future Islands have landed on terra incognita, and it’s an exciting discovery.

35.

May 24, 2011
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

34.

April 12, 2011
Critic Score
78
26 reviews

With efforts like this one, Panda Bear and his coterie have established a genuinely avant-garde movement in America.

33.

Rafael Toral - Space Elements Vol. III
March 25, 2011
Critic Score
80
1 review

32.

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
76
35 reviews

30.

Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy)
June 29, 2011
Critic Score
67
8 reviews

29.

Oh Sees - Castlemania
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
74
13 reviews

27.

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

26.

Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw
August 16, 2011
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
McMahon is, more than ever now, doing for psych what everyone told me Dungen was doing for psych back in 2004

24.

Bill Orcutt - How The Thing Sings
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

22.

April 26, 2011
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

21.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

Besides adhering to his familiar sonic longings and rather than dampening the message, Far Side Virtual succeeds in exciting the collective memory of that generation now so conjoined to its technological appendages.

20.

DJ Rashad - Just A Taste Vol. 1
December 13, 2010
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

19.

Sean McCann - The Capital
March 1, 2011
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

17.

March 29, 2011
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

These tape-worn tunes are like alternate takes from an alternate universe.

16.

KWJAZ - KWJAZ
April 0, 2011
Critic Score
70
1 review

14.

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

13.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

12.

April 19, 2011
Critic Score
84
29 reviews

This album demands your open-minded attention on its own terms, and it ends up teaching you how to listen to it in a new way.

11.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

10.

January 24, 2011
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

9.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

Kaputt is a rare work of historical interpretation and pop artistry, full of beauty and wonder.

7.

June 28, 2011
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

Pitiless Censors is a sparkling album, a lo-fi synth pop masterpiece that manages to give endless aural delights while still being intellectually engaging, and despite having been caught at the center of a whirlpool of current movements, all of which reflect some aspect of Maus’ style, he has only cemented his identity as a singular, unimpeachable figure.

6.

Grouper - A I A : Dream Loss
April 11, 2011
Critic Score
77
1 review

5.

DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

2.

February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

It’s a desperately lonely set of songs that will certainly take time to settle, but there could be no better time to start doing so than the dead of winter.

1.

November 8, 2011
Critic Score
79
26 reviews
Original Source: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2011-favorite-50-albums-2011
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