Metacritic Features and Reports: Music

  1. Music Monday (1/23): This Week's New Albums + Videos

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    Published: January 23, 2017
    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Gorillaz and Father John Misty, plus brand new streaming music from Arcade Fire, Spoon, Goldfrapp, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, Ty Segall, and more.
  2. 2017 Music Preview: 100+ Notable Upcoming Albums

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    Published: January 10, 2017
    Get details on the coming year's most-anticipated albums, including releases from Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, Jesus and Mary Chain, Lorde, The National, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive, Beck, The xx, Grandaddy, The Magnetic Fields, and many more.
  3. Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2016

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    Published: January 5, 2017
    The results of our 7th annual user poll are in! Find out which albums, movies, TV shows, and games were the favorites of the Metacritic community in 2016.
  4. The Best Albums of 2016

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    Published: December 23, 2016
    We rank the 40 highest-scoring album releases of 2016. You can also find lists of the best reissues and 2016's lowest-scoring albums as well as our users' favorite albums of the year.
  5. Metacritic User Poll: Vote for the Best of 2016!

    Metacritic User Poll: Vote for the Best of 2016! Image
    Published: December 13, 2016
    Voting in our 7th annual user poll is now open! Make your picks for the best albums, movies, videogames, and TV shows of 2016.
  6. The Freshman 15: 2016's Best Debut Albums

    The Freshman 15: 2016's Best Debut Albums Image
    Published: December 8, 2016
    We rank the 15 best-reviewed debut albums of 2016.
  7. Music Monday (12/5): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Music Monday (12/5): This Week's New Albums + Videos Image
    Published: December 5, 2016
    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Justice, The xx, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus brand new streaming music from Run the Jewels, Burial, Car Seat Headrest, and more.
  8. Best of 2016: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

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    Published: November 28, 2016
    Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
  9. Music Monday (11/21): This Week's New Albums + Videos

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    Published: November 21, 2016
    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Metallica, Kate Bush, and A Tribe Called Quest, plus brand new streaming music from The Weeknd, The Magnetic Fields, Childish Gambino, and more.
  10. Music Monday (11/14): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    Music Monday (11/14): This Week's New Albums + Videos Image
    Published: November 14, 2016
    Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, and Cloud Nothings, plus brand new streaming music from The xx, Run the Jewels, Childish Gambino, Thee Oh Sees, and more.
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    2017 Music Preview: 100+ Notable Upcoming Albums
    January 10, 2017 - 9 comments
    1. applemapsfan : What about These New Puritans? Nothing from them this year? Couldn't find it. Read »
    2. waltermace : Goldfrapp have been teasing a new release since the beginning of the year. And Róisín Murphy was back in the studio... Read »
    3. Kaprawiec : Well Im waiting for something fresh from Watkin Tudor Jones / Anri du Toit. Everything else seems just meh. Now I go... Read »
    4. nathansoderberg : New Fleet Foxes, National, LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Ros, Beck and Arctic Monkeys?! Yes, please. Read »
    5. ajax7 : Ok, first, Sheezus was a great album. Secondly, Katy Perry's upcoming album will be her fourth, not fifth. Read »
    6. Pdfortune : The once great U2 has put out weak albums for quite a while, and I kept buying the non free ones. I'm not accepting... Read »
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    Best of 2016: Film Awards & Nominations Scorecard
    November 29, 2016 - 22 comments
    1. TheLillypop : And the OFTA awards! Read »
    2. TheLillypop : You guys forgot custom designers guild awards nominees and Hawaii Film Critics Society awards nominees and winners!... Read »
    3. ashrock : Denver http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/jan/16/moonlight-leads-denver-film-critics-society-awards/ Read »
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    2017 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar
    December 15, 2016 - 138 comments
    1. cmcino : The Arrangement (New series) - March 5 @ 10p on E! Read »