50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

Honorable Mentions

Beep: City of the Future (Third Culture, 1/18/11)

Braids: Native Speaker (Kanine, 1/18/11)

John Vanderslice with the Magik*Magik Orchestra: White Wilderness (Dead Oceans, 1/25/11)

Talib Kweli: Gutter Rainbows (Javotti Media / 3D / Talibra, 1/25/11)

Bruce Lamont: Feral Songs for the Epic Decline (At A Loss, 1/25/11)

Manuscripts Don’t Burn: The Breathing House (Aural Music, 2/8/11)

DC the MIDI Alien: Avengers Airwaves (Brick, 2/15/11)

Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation, 2/22/11)

Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 (Southern Lord, 2/22/11)

Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty, 2/22/11)

Mamiffer: Mare Decendrii (SIGE, 3/15/11)

The Dead Kenny Gs: Operation Long Leash (Royal Potato Family, 3/15/11)

Pharoahe Monch: We Are Renegades (3/22/11)

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough (Innova, 3/29/11)

GDP: Useless Eaters (Run for Cover, 3/29/11)

Wagon Christ: Toomorrow (Ninja Tune, 3/29/11)

The Kills: Blood Pressures (Domino, 4/5/11)

Young Widows: In and Out of Youth and Lightness (Temporary Residence, 4/12/11)

Garage á Trois: Always Be Happy but Stay Evil (Royal Potato Family, 4/12/11)

Atmosphere: The Family Sign (Rhymesayers, 4/12/11)

A Lull: Confetti (Mush, 4/12/11)

Arkan: Salam (Season of Mist, 4/19/11)

Lanu: Her 12 Faces (Tru Thoughts, 4/19/11)

Son Lux: We Are Rising (Anticon, 4/26/11)

Graviton: Massless (Translation Loss, 4/26/11)

Grand Pianoramax: Smooth Danger (Obliqsound, 5/3/11)

Nervecell: Psychogenesis (Lifeforce, 5/3/11)

Dead Rider: The Raw Dents (Tizona, 5/3/11)

Austra: Feel it Break (Domino, 5/17/11)

13 & God: Own Your Ghost (Anticon, 5/17/11)

Starlicker: Double Demon (Delmark, 5/17/11)

Ash Black Bufflo: Andasol (Knitting Factory, 5/23/11)

Shabazz Palaces: Black Up (Sub Pop, 5/31/11)

Hail Mary Mallon: Are You Gonna Eat That? (Rhymesayers, 6/7/11)

Esmerine: La Lechuza (Constellation, 6/7/11)

Marissa Nadler: s/t (Box of Cedar, 6/14/11)

Erik Friedlander: Bonebridge (SkipStone, 6/14/11)

Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Beileid (Ipecac, 6/28/11)

Ancestors: Invisible White EP (Tee Pee, 6/28/11)

Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland: Drums Between the Bells (Warp, 7/5/11)

Earth Crisis: Neutralize the Threat (Century Media, 7/12/11)

William Elliot Whitmore: Field Songs (Anti-, 7/12/11)

Decapitated: Carnival is Forever (Nuclear Blast, 7/12/11)

SerengetiFamily and Friends (Anticon, 7/19/11)

Prurient: Bermuda Drain (Hydra Head, 7/19/11)

Big Business: Quadruple Single EP (Gold Metal, 7/26/11)

Noxious Foxes: Légs (Broth IRA, 7/26/11)

Mariachi El Bronx: II (ATO, 8/2/11)

MoHa!: Meiningslaust Oppgulp (Rune Grammofon, 8/16/11)

NewVillager: s/t (IAMSOUND / Columbia, 8/16/11)

Gojogo: 28,000 Days (Porto Franco, 8/16/11)

Active Child: You Are All I See (Vagrant, 8/23/11)

Yawn: Open Season (FeelTrip/Englophile, 8/30/11)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Race Riot Suite (Kinnara Records / Royal Potato Family, 8/30/11)

Vieo Abiungo: And the World is Still Yawning (Lost Tribe Sound, 8/30/11)

Arkona: Slovo (Napalm, 9/6/11)

The Chemical Brothers: Hanna OST (Relativity Music Group, 9/6/11)

The Dirt Daubers: Wake Up, Sinners! (Colonel Knowledge / Thirty Tigers, 9/13/11)

Welder: Florescence (Ancestor, 9/27/11)

Björk: Biophilia (Nonesuch, 10/11/11)

Sandro Perri: Impossible Spaces (Constellation, 10/18/11)

Darkness Falls: Alive in Us (HFN Music / Fake Diamond Records, 10/24/11)

Kid Koala: Space Cadet graphic novel and soundtrack (Ninja Tune, 10/25/11)

Mr. Gnome: Madness In Miniature (El Marko, 10/25/11)

Mike Patton: Music From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi) (Ipecac, 11/1/11)

Krisiun: The Great Execution (Century Media, 11/1/11)

Ralfe Band: Bunny and the Bull soundtrack (Warp Films / Ghost Ship, 11/8/11)

And So I Watch You from Afar: Gangs (Sargent House / Richter Collective, 11/8/11)

David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time (Sunday Best / PIAS, 11/8/11)

Loka: Passing Place (Ninja Tune, 12/6/11)

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