A.V. Club's Best Music of 2011

A.V. Club's Best Music of 2011

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25.

February 22, 2011
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

The songs hold to simple instrumentation and simple structures that allow Adele’s raspy, expressive voice to develop the story in the verses before she delivers the hook.

23.

March 29, 2011
Critic Score
69
19 reviews

22.

Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

21.

January 7, 2011
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

19.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
71
15 reviews

17.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
81
25 reviews

Considering the personnel involved, it’s no surprise Wild Flag works as well as it does, or that it picks up in a familiar place.

17.

January 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

An album that’s as stunning for its straight-faced chutzpah as for its unrepentant, obsessively well-coiffed lushness.

15.

February 15, 2011
Critic Score
75
29 reviews
Yuck's self-titled debut is a well-timed early-'90s period piece through and through.

15.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

13.

November 15, 2011
Critic Score
77
30 reviews
His follow-up album is plenty downbeat, but it’s also gorgeous, an immersive headphone masterwork that’s tender and intimate like little else in contemporary rap and R&B.

12.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

Bad As Me is entry-level Waits for newcomers, and for longtime fans it’s a fun reminder of Waits’ ability to be a badass when necessary.

10.

January 18, 2011
Critic Score
73
31 reviews

It’s hard to deny the power of The Decemberists’ renewed commitment to basic songcraft.

8.

September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
34 reviews

Engaging the darkness (rather than just acknowledging it) adds some flesh-and-blood humanity to an artist whose excellent output has nonetheless been marked by cold distance.

7.

October 18, 2011
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

The bruised, bottomless beauty of Days suggests that growing up hasn’t always been easy for Real Estate.

6.

March 21, 2011
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

5.

September 27, 2011
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

4.

April 12, 2011
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

3.

June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

For all its introspection, Bon Iver feels a lot more open than Vernon’s previous work, the sound of a lonely guy taking his first steps into a larger world.

2.

June 7, 2011
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

David Comes To Life is Fucked Up’s most musically accessible album wrapped up in its most fearlessly pretentious and flat-out incomprehensible concept.

1.

March 8, 2011
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

Civilian continues the progress made by 2009’s excellent The Knot, bringing Wye Oak’s astral drone to blossom on a richer, fuller, and more extroverted bouquet of luminous melodies.

Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-music-of-2011,66004/
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