50 Best Albums of 2011

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Destroyer, 'Kaputt'

42. Destroyer, 'Kaputt'

Long-running indie sage Dan Bejar makes his grand 1980s yacht-rock statement. The synth-slathered sound definitely has a sense of humor – Michael McDonald would shave his beard for the lounge groove of "Chinatown." But it just enhances Bejar's unkillably weird songcraft.

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