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American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2011

American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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50. Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz

Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

49. Beirut - The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

48. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge

Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge
January 11, 2011
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

47. Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now

August 9, 2010
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

46. Loney Dear - Hall Music

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

43. Jonny Corndawg - Down on the Bikini Line

Jonny Corndawg - Down on the Bikini Line
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
69
3 reviews

38. Real Estate - Days

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
73
25 reviews

35. KORT - Invariable Heartache

KORT - Invariable Heartache
April 26, 2011
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

34. Joe Henry - Reverie

October 11, 2011
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

In Reverie, Joe Henry and his group have created a raw, raucous and messy masterpiece.

33. honeyhoney - Billy Jack

honeyhoney - Billy Jack
October 24, 2011
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

29. A.A. Bondy - Believers

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

28. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
33 reviews

Experimental music never sounded like this though. Like St. Vincent’s previous work, Strange Mercy is fresh and punctuated with purpose. Its tangents never evade the listener but surprise and delight.

27. Deer Tick - Divine Providence

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
66
13 reviews

26. Pieta Brown - Mercury

Pieta Brown - Mercury
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

25. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

23. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

February 1, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

22. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
66
25 reviews

20. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

19. Radiohead - The King of Limbs

February 19, 2011
Critic Score
76
31 reviews

Despite Radiohead’s flashes of their usual self throughout The King of Limbs, the album pales in comparison to their previous LPs.

17. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

15. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

Vernon’s taken the ingredients that made For Emma transcend its bedroom folkie origins and fly – the hushed, multi-tracked falsetto vocals, the indelible melodies, the evocative, heartbroken lyrics – and expanded upon them.

11. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

10. Feist - Metals

October 4, 2011
Critic Score
76
25 reviews

9. The Black Keys - El Camino

December 6, 2011
Critic Score
78
29 reviews

8. Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels

September 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

5. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

3. Adele - 21

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

1. Wilco - The Whole Love

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
82
29 reviews
Original Source: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2011/11/american-songwriters-top-50-albums-of-2011/6/
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