Album Releases by Score

  1. Ten Freedom Summers - Wadada Leo Smith

    99
    • Release Date: May 22, 2012
    • Genre(s): Jazz
    • User Score: 5.1
    Ten Freedom Summers Image
  2. SMiLE - Brian Wilson

    97
    • Release Date: Sep 28, 2004
    • Genre(s): Rock, Pop
    • User Score: 7.9
    SMiLE Image
  3. Van Lear Rose - Loretta Lynn

    97
    • Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
    • Genre(s): Country
    • User Score: 8.6
    Van Lear Rose Image
  4. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

    96
    • Release Date: Mar 16, 2015
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 9.1
    To Pimp A Butterfly Image
    • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
    • Genre(s): Rock, Pop
    • User Score: 8.8
    Histoire de Melody Nelson Image
  5. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar

    95
    • Release Date: Apr 14, 2017
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.6
    DAMN. Image
  6. Stankonia - Outkast

    95
    • Release Date: Oct 31, 2000
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.9
    Stankonia Image
    • Release Date: Dec 15, 2014
    • Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Funk
    • User Score: 8.7
    Black Messiah Image
  7. Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    95
    • Release Date: Sep 9, 2016
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative, ...
    • User Score: 8.2
    Skeleton Tree Image
    • Release Date: Nov 22, 2010
    • Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, ...
    • User Score: 9.0
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Image
  8. Savane - Ali Farka Toure

    94
    • Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
    • Genre(s): World
    • User Score: 8.4
    Savane Image
  9. Madvillainy - Madvillain

    93
    • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rap
    • User Score: 8.7
    Madvillainy Image
    • Release Date: Mar 24, 2017
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative
    • User Score: 7.8
    A Crow Looked at Me Image
    • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
    • Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Live
    • User Score: 9.0
    Live At Reading Image
  10. Love And Theft - Bob Dylan

    93
    • Release Date: Sep 11, 2001
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 8.8
    Love And Theft Image
  11. My Dusty Road - Woody Guthrie

    93
    • Release Date: Aug 25, 2009
    • Genre(s): Folk, Singer-Songwriter
    • User Score: 6.3
    My Dusty Road Image
    • Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 7.9
    On the Impossible Past Image
  12. Lemonade - Beyoncé

    92
    • Release Date: Apr 23, 2016
    • Genre(s): Pop, R&B
    • User Score: 7.7
    Lemonade Image
    • Release Date: Aug 29, 2011
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Roots Rock
    • User Score: 6.8
    Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Image
  13. Sunbather - Deafheaven

    92
    • Release Date: Jun 11, 2013
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, ...
    • User Score: 8.4
    Sunbather Image
    • Release Date: Nov 21, 2006
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 8.9
    Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Image
  14. Boy In Da Corner - Dizzee Rascal

    92
    • Release Date: Jan 20, 2004
    • Genre(s): Electronic, Rap
    • User Score: 8.9
    Boy In Da Corner Image
  15. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen

    92
    • Release Date: Oct 21, 2016
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.2
    You Want It Darker Image
  16. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

    92
    • Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
    • Genre(s): R&B
    • User Score: 8.9
    Channel Orange Image
  17. The Satanist - Behemoth

    92
    • Release Date: Feb 4, 2014
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
    • User Score: 8.4
    The Satanist Image
  18. Elephant - The White Stripes

    92
    • Release Date: Apr 1, 2003
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.6
    Elephant Image
    • Release Date: Jun 16, 2017
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.5
    Melodrama Image
    • Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.9
    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Image
    • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.4
    Home, Like Noplace Is There Image
    • Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 9.1
    Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Image
    • Release Date: May 18, 2004
    • Genre(s): Electronic, Rap
    • User Score: 7.9
    A Grand Don't Come For Free Image
  19. Canto - Los Super Seven

    91
    • Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
    • Genre(s): Folk, Latin
    • User Score: 7.5
    Canto Image
  20. The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monáe

    91
    • Release Date: May 18, 2010
    • Genre(s): R&B, Soul
    • User Score: 9.1
    The ArchAndroid Image
  21. The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson

    91
    • Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
    • Genre(s): Country, Contemporary Country, Outlaw Country
    • User Score: 8.0
    The  Guitar Song Image
  22. Is This It? - The Strokes

    91
    • Release Date: Oct 9, 2001
    • Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
    • User Score: 9.1
    Is This It? Image
    • Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
    • Genre(s): Rap, East Coast Rap, Jazz-Rap
    • User Score: 8.9
    We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service Image
    • Release Date: Apr 3, 2007
    • Genre(s): Electronic
    • User Score: 6.7
    From Here We Go Sublime Image
  23. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens

    90
    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2005
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Folk
    • User Score: 9.0
    Illinois Image
  24. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens

    90
    • Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
    • Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, ...
    • User Score: 8.9
    Carrie & Lowell Image
  25. No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney

    90
    • Release Date: Jan 20, 2015
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
    • User Score: 8.1
    No Cities to Love Image
    • Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
    • Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Garage
    • User Score: 8.8
    Original Pirate Material Image
  26. Candi Staton - Candi Staton

    90
    • Release Date: Feb 24, 2004
    • Genre(s): R&B, Soul
    • User Score: 8.6
    Candi Staton Image
  27. Alice - Tom Waits

    90
    • Release Date: May 7, 2002
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 8.7
    Alice Image
  28. Funeral - Arcade Fire

    90
    • Release Date: Sep 14, 2004
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 9.1
    Funeral Image
  29. London Zoo - The Bug

    90
    • Release Date: Aug 12, 2008
    • Genre(s): Electronic
    • User Score: 6.5
    London Zoo Image
  30. Jama Ko - Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

    90
    • Release Date: Apr 2, 2013
    • Genre(s): International
    • User Score: 6.3
    Jama Ko Image
    • Release Date: Jul 6, 2010
    • Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.9
    Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty Image
  31. Untrue - Burial

    90
    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
    • Genre(s): Indie, Electronic, Alternative
    • User Score: 7.9
    Untrue Image
  32. XTRMNTR - Primal Scream

    90
    • Release Date: May 2, 2000
    • Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
    • User Score: 8.8
    XTRMNTR Image
  33. Spaces - Nils Frahm

    90
    • Release Date: Nov 19, 2013
    • Genre(s): Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.5
    Spaces Image
  34. Z - My Morning Jacket

    90
    • Release Date: Oct 4, 2005
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.4
    Z Image
  35. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

    89
    • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
    • User Score: 8.5
    St. Vincent Image
  36. Like a Rose - Ashley Monroe

    89
    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
    • Genre(s): Country
    • User Score: 7.0
    Like a Rose Image
  37. RTJ2 - Run the Jewels

    89
    • Release Date: Oct 27, 2014
    • Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Southern Rap, ...
    • User Score: 8.9
    RTJ2 Image
  38. Rounds - Four Tet

    89
    • Release Date: May 6, 2003
    • Genre(s): Indie, Electronic
    • User Score: 8.7
    Rounds Image
  39. Neon Golden - The Notwist

    89
    • Release Date: Feb 25, 2003
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
    • User Score: 9.0
    Neon Golden Image
  40. Since I Left You - The Avalanches

    89
    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2001
    • Genre(s): Dance, Electronic
    • User Score: 9.1
    Since I Left You Image
    • Release Date: Mar 24, 2017
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
    • User Score: 7.3
    Eternity, In Your Arms Image
  41. Modern Times - Bob Dylan

    89
    • Release Date: Aug 29, 2006
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 8.4
    Modern Times Image
    • Release Date: Jan 27, 2015
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
    • User Score: 7.5
    Apex Predator - Easy Meat Image
  42. HoboSapiens - John Cale

    89
    • Release Date: Sep 7, 2004
    • Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
    • User Score: 8.6
    HoboSapiens Image
    • Release Date: May 15, 2001
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.5
    Miss E... So Addictive Image
    • Release Date: May 19, 2017
    • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Techno Bass, ...
    • User Score: 6.9
    Black Origami Image
    • Release Date: May 2, 2000
    • Genre(s): Rock, Pop, Alternative
    • User Score: 8.6
    Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) Image
    • Release Date: Mar 16, 2015
    • Genre(s): Folk
    • User Score: 5.2
    The Fade in Time Image
  43. Hand.Cannot.Erase. - Steven Wilson

    89
    • Release Date: Mar 3, 2015
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative/Indie Rock, ...
    • User Score: 8.6
    Hand.Cannot.Erase. Image
  44. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples

    89
    • Release Date: Jun 23, 2017
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.3
    Big Fish Theory Image
  45. The Order of Time - Valerie June

    89
    • Release Date: Mar 10, 2017
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 7.9
    The  Order of Time Image
  46. Fed - Plush

    89
    • Release Date: Aug 25, 2008
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 7.8
    Fed Image
    • Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
    • Genre(s): R&B, Contemporary R&B, Alternative R&B
    • User Score: 8.2
    A Seat at the Table Image
  47. Last Exit - Junior Boys

    89
    • Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
    • Genre(s): Indie, Dance, Pop, ...
    • User Score: 8.4
    Last Exit Image
    • Release Date: Jun 19, 2012
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative/Indie Rock, ...
    • User Score: 9.0
    The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do Image
  48. Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

    89
    • Release Date: Jan 20, 2009
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.5
    Merriweather Post Pavilion Image
  49. Songs For The Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age

    89
    • Release Date: Aug 27, 2002
    • Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Metal
    • User Score: 9.0
    Songs For The Deaf Image
    • Release Date: Jun 6, 2005
    • Genre(s): Electronic
    • User Score: 8.6
    Wearemonster Image
  50. Ali & Toumani - Ali Farka Toure And Toumani Diabate

    89
    • Release Date: Feb 23, 2010
    • Genre(s): World
    • User Score: 8.7
    Ali & Toumani Image
    • Release Date: Nov 28, 2006
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.3
    Hell Hath No Fury Image
    • Release Date: Feb 15, 2011
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.5
    The Greatest Story Never Told Image
    • Release Date: May 24, 2005
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.9
    Push Barman To Open Old Wounds Image
    • Release Date: Oct 21, 2003
    • Genre(s): Indie, Pop
    • User Score: 9.0
    Chutes Too Narrow Image
  51. Yours, Mine & Ours - Pernice Brothers

    88
    • Release Date: May 20, 2003
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
    • User Score: 8.7
    Yours, Mine & Ours Image
    • Release Date: May 13, 2014
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, ...
    • User Score: 8.7
    To Be Kind Image
  52. American Band - Drive-By Truckers

    88
    • Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Hard Rock, ...
    • User Score: 7.8
    American Band Image
  53. Hypermagic Mountain - Lightning Bolt

    88
    • Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Experimental
    • User Score: 6.6
    Hypermagic Mountain Image
    • Release Date: Sep 8, 2009
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.8
    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II Image
  54. Memorial - Russian Circles

    88
    • Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 8.4
    Memorial Image
    • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
    • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Political Folk
    • User Score: 7.9
    The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 Image
  55. Divers - Joanna Newsom

    88
    • Release Date: Oct 23, 2015
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, ...
    • User Score: 8.1
    Divers Image
  56. 69 Love Songs - Magnetic Fields

    88
    • Release Date: Sep 7, 1999
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
    • User Score: 9.0
    69 Love Songs Image
    • Release Date: Jun 21, 2004
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.9
    Ta Det Lugnt Image
  57. Loud City Song - Julia Holter

    88
    • Release Date: Aug 20, 2013
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
    • User Score: 8.5
    Loud City Song Image
  58. Bad as Me - Tom Waits

    88
    • Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary, ...
    • User Score: 7.9
    Bad as Me Image
    • Release Date: May 8, 2016
    • Genre(s): Alternative, Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
    • User Score: 9.1
    A Moon Shaped Pool Image
  59. Accelerando - Vijay Iyer Trio

    88
    • Release Date: Mar 13, 2012
    • Genre(s): Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, ...
    • User Score: 7.2
    Accelerando Image
  60. Dear Science, - TV on the Radio

    88
    • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
    • Genre(s): Rock
    • User Score: 9.0
    Dear Science, Image
    • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
    • Genre(s): Indie, Rock
    • User Score: 8.1
    Return To Cookie Mountain Image
    • Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
    • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
    • User Score: 8.4
    Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Image
  61. Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels

    88
    • Release Date: Dec 25, 2016
    • Genre(s): Rap
    • User Score: 8.8
    Run the Jewels 3 Image
  62. Up In Flames - Manitoba

    88
    • Release Date: Apr 8, 2003
    • Genre(s): Electronic
    • User Score: 8.9
    Up In Flames Image
  63. Wicked Grin - John Hammond

    88
    • Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
    • Genre(s): Blues
    • User Score: 8.1
    Wicked Grin Image

*Only albums with seven or more reviews are eligible. EPs, live albums, box sets, re-issues, and compilations are also excluded.

Highs and Lows

  1. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age

    84
    • Release Date: Aug 25, 2017
    Villains Image
  2. Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear

    83
    • Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
    • User Score: 8.9
    Painted Ruins Image
  3. Woodland Echoes - Nick Heyward

    81
    • Release Date: Aug 4, 2017
    Woodland Echoes Image
  4. Beast Epic - Iron & Wine

    81
    • Release Date: Aug 25, 2017
    Beast Epic Image
  5. Rainbow - Kesha

    81
    • Release Date: Aug 11, 2017
    • User Score: 8.6
    Rainbow Image