50 Best Albums of 2011

Panda Bear, 'Tomboy'
37/50

37. Panda Bear, 'Tomboy'

No one chases bongbrained, stereophonic beauty with the evangelical fervor of Animal Collective's Noah Lennox. His fourth solo LP has his most focused songs yet, adding gravity to his signature pile-on of echo-chamber chorales, ping-ponging FX and space-ghost synths.

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