Album Releases by User Score


Glow On 1.

Glow On

by Turnstile
August 27, 2021
The third full-length release for the Baltimore hardcore punk band features a guest appearance from Blood Orange and was recorded with producer Mike Elizondo.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
We're All Alone In This Together 2.

We're All Alone In This Together

by Dave
July 23, 2021
The second full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Snoh Aalegra, James Blake, Boj, Stormzy, and WizKid.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Pink Noise 3.

Pink Noise

by Laura Mvula
July 2, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the British artist features a guest appearance from Simon Neil.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert 4.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

by Little Simz
September 3, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the British rapper was produced by Inflo and features guest appearances from Obongjayar and Cleo Sol.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.2
King's Disease II 5.

King's Disease II

by Nas
August 6, 2021
The sequel to the rappers 2020 King's Disease album features guest appearances from A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Blxst, Eminem, EPMD, Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy, Charlie Wilson, and YG.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.1
Happier than Ever 6.

Happier than Ever

by Billie Eilish
July 30, 2021
The second full-length studio release for the Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter was produced by her brother, Finneas.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
A Beginner's Mind 7.

A Beginner's Mind

by Sufjan Stevens
September 24, 2021
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine was inspired by such films as All About Eve, Bring It On Again, Night of the Living Dead, Mad Max, Point Break, Silence of the Lambs, and The Thing.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.4
Comfort To Me 8.

Comfort To Me

by Amyl and the Sniffers
September 10, 2021
The second full-length release for the Australian punk band led by Amy Taylor was produced by Dan Luscombe.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.1
Fire 9.

Fire

by The Bug
August 27, 2021
The latest full-length studio release for British electronic producer Kevin Martin as The Bug features guest appearances from Daddy Freddy, FFSYTHO, Flowdan, Irah, Logan_olm, Manga Saint Hilare, Moor Mother, Nazamba, and Roger Robinson.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Montero 10.

Montero

by Lil Nas X
September 17, 2021
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Elton John, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Sinner Get Ready 11.

Sinner Get Ready

by Lingua Ignota
August 6, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Kristin Hayter solo project was inspired by the religious communities in rural Pennsylvania.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Yellow 12.

Yellow

by Emma-Jean Thackray
July 23, 2021
This is the debut full-length release for the British jazz composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
Treasure of Love 13.

Treasure of Love

by The Flatlanders
July 9, 2021
The first full-length studio release in 12 years for the Texas trio that includes Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock was produced by Lloyd Maines.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
From Dreams to Dust 14.

From Dreams to Dust

by The Felice Brothers
September 17, 2021
The latest full-length release for the folk rock band was recorded at a one-room church and was mixed by Mike Mogis.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
By The Time I Get To Phoenix 15.

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

by Injury Reserve
September 15, 2021
The latest full-length release from the Arizona alternative rap group is its last with Stepa J. Groggs, who passed away in June 2020 and features a guest appearance from Zelooperz.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Fever Dreams 16.

Fever Dreams

by Villagers
August 20, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Irish folk band led by Conor O’Brien was mixed by David Wrench.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Hey What 17.

Hey What

by Low
September 10, 2021
The 13th full-length release for the Minnesota indie rock duo (bassist Steve Garrington left the band in 2020) of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker was produced by BJ Burton.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
For Free 18.

For Free

by David Crosby
July 23, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Sarah Jarosz.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Vince Staples 19.

Vince Staples

by Vince Staples
July 9, 2021
The fourth full-length studio release for the Southern California rapper was produced by Kenny Beats and features a guest appearance from Fousheé.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
The Apple Drop 20.

The Apple Drop

by Liars
August 6, 2021
Angus Andrew includes Cameron Deyell, Lawrence Pike and his wife Mary Pearson Andrew for the Liars' 10th full-length release.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Sling 21.

Sling

by Clairo
July 16, 2021
The second full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was was co-produced with Jack Antonoff.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Black Encyclopedia of the Air 22.

Black Encyclopedia of the Air

by Moor Mother
September 17, 2021
The fifth full-length release for Philadelphia artist features guest appearances from BFLY, Black Quantum Futurism, Brother May, Elucid, Antonia Gabriela, Dudù Kouate, lojii, Maassai, Elaine Mitchener, Nappy Nina, Pink Siifu, Saydah Ruz, Orion Sun, and Yatta.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Any Shape You Take 23.

Any Shape You Take

by Indigo De Souza
August 27, 2021
The second full-length release for the North Carolina-based indie rock artist was produced with Brad Cook.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Senjutsu 24.

Senjutsu

by Iron Maiden
September 3, 2021
The 17th full-length studio release for the British metal band is its first in nearly six years and was produced by Kevin Shirley.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.0
I've Been Trying to Tell You 25.

I've Been Trying to Tell You

by Saint Etienne
September 10, 2021
The 10th full-length release for the British trio of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs was recorded remotely with field recordings and samples from 1997-2001.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
The House Is Burning 26.

The House Is Burning

by Isaiah Rashad
July 30, 2021
The first full-length release in five years for the Tennessee rapper features guest appearances from 4r Da Locals, 6LACK, Amindi, Kal Banx, Duke Deuce, Iamdoechii, Lil Uzi Vert, Jay Rock, Smino, SZA, Jay Worthy, and YGTUT.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Stand for Myself 27.

Stand for Myself

by Yola
July 30, 2021
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dan Auerbach
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Animal 28.

Animal

by LUMP
July 30, 2021
This is the second full-length release for the collaboration between Tunng's Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Love Will Be Reborn 29.

Love Will Be Reborn

by Martha Wainwright
August 20, 2021
The latest full-length studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Pierre Marchand.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Infinite Granite 30.

Infinite Granite

by Deafheaven
August 20, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release for the San Francisco band was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Other You 31.

Other You

by Steve Gunn
August 27, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the indie singer-songwriter was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rob Schnapf.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Screen Violence 32.

Screen Violence

by Chvrches
August 27, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Scottish synth-pop trio features a guest appearance from Robert Smith.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.2
The Horses and the Hounds 33.

The Horses and the Hounds

by James McMurtry
August 20, 2021
The first new full-length studio release for singer-songwriter in seven years was recorded in Santa Monica with producer Ross Hogarth.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Loving in Stereo 34.

Loving in Stereo

by Jungle
August 13, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the British electronic producer duo of Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland features guest appearances from Bas and Priya Ragu.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Gold-Diggers Sound 35.

Gold-Diggers Sound

by Leon Bridges
July 23, 2021
The third full-length release for the R&B artist was recorded in Los Angeles and features guest appearances from Robert Glasper, Ink and Terrace Martin.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Thirstier 36.

Thirstier

by Torres
July 30, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release for the indie singer-songwriter was co-produced with Rob Ellis and Peter Miles.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Native Sons 37.

Native Sons

by Los Lobos
July 30, 2021
The 17th full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rock band includes covers of songs about Los Angeles or were written by fellow natives of the City of Angels.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Life, and Another 38.

Life, and Another

by Mega Bog
July 23, 2021
The sixth full-length release for Erin Birgy as Mega Bog features contributions from Matt Bachmann, Zach Burba of iji, Andrew Dorset of Lake, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, James Krivchenia of Big Thief, Alex Liebman, Aaron Otheim, Will Segerstrom, and Jade Tcimpidis,
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Lindsey Buckingham 39.

Lindsey Buckingham

by Lindsey Buckingham
September 17, 2021
The first full-length solo studio release in 10 years for the Fleetwood Mac guitarist was self-recorded, produced and mixed in his Los Angeles home studio.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Utopian Ashes 40.

Utopian Ashes

by Bobby Gillespie
July 2, 2021
The debut full-length collaboration between Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and the Savages' Jehnny Beth includes contribution from Johnny Hostile and Primal Scream's Martin Duffy, Andrew Innes, and Darrin Mooney.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Private Space 41.

Private Space

by Durand Jones & the Indications
July 30, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the Indiana retro-soul group features synths and disco influences.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power 42.

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

by Halsey
August 27, 2021
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the fourth full-length studio release for the alternative pop artist is a concept album about pregnancy and giving birth.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.3
K Bay 43.

K Bay

by Matthew E. White
September 10, 2021
The first full-length solo release for the indie singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Joseph "JoJo" Clarke.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Mythopoetics 44.

Mythopoetics

by Half Waif
July 9, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the Nandi Rose solo project was produced with Zubin Hensler.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Draw Down the Moon 45.

Draw Down the Moon

by Foxing
August 6, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Connor Murphy-led trio was produced by Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Pressure Machine 46.

Pressure Machine

by The Killers
August 13, 2021
The poems Brandon Flowers wrote about the small Utah town he grew up in were the basis for the Las Vegas rock band's seventh full-length studio release that also features a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Change 47.

Change

by Anika
July 23, 2021
The first full-length solo release since her self-titled debut in 2010 for Berlin-based artist was recorded with Martin Thulin.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Deep States 48.

Deep States

by Tropical Fuck Storm
August 20, 2021
This is the third full-length release for the Australian avant-punk band led by Gareth Liddiard.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Lately I Feel Everything 49.

Lately I Feel Everything

by Willow
July 16, 2021
The fourth full-length release for daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith features guest appearances from Travis Barker, Cherry Glazerr, Ayla Tesler-Mabe, and Tierra Whack.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Spiral 50.

Spiral

by Darkside
July 23, 2021
The second full-length studio release for the collaboration between Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington features six track written in 2018.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Ultra Vivid Lament 51.

Ultra Vivid Lament

by Manic Street Preachers
September 3, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the Welsh rock band features guest appearances from Julia Cumming and Mark Lanegan.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Star-Crossed 52.

Star-Crossed

by Kacey Musgraves
September 10, 2021
The latest full-length release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Local Valley 53.

Local Valley

by José González
September 17, 2021
The Swedish singer-songwriter sings in English, Spanish and Swedish on his fourth full-length studio release.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Temporary High in the Violet Skies 54.

Temporary High in the Violet Skies

by Snoh Aalegra
July 9, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based R&B artist features guest appearances from James Fauntleroy and Tyler, The Creator.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Year of the Spider 55.

Year of the Spider

by Shannon and the Clams
August 20, 2021
The sixth full-length release for the Oakland, California-based garage rock band was recorded in Nashville by producer Dan Auerbach.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The Nightmare of Being 56.

The Nightmare of Being

by At the Gates
July 2, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Swedish death metal band was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? 57.

How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?

by Big Red Machine
August 27, 2021
The second full-length release for the collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner features guest appearances from Fleet Foxes, Lisa Hannigan, Ben Howard, Ilsey, La Force, Anaïs Mitchell, Naeem, Shara Nova, Taylor Swift, This Is The Kit, and Sharon Van Etten.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.3
God Is Partying 58.

God Is Partying

by Andrew W.K.
September 10, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the rock artist was co-produced by Ted Young.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Ballad of Dood & Juanita 59.

The Ballad of Dood & Juanita

by Sturgill Simpson
August 20, 2021
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter is a concept album about Dood's search for his kidnapped wife and features a guest appearance from Willie Nelson.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Welcome 2 America 60.

Welcome 2 America

by Prince
July 30, 2021
The latest posthumous Prince release is an album recorded in 2010 with the New Power Generation features 11 originals and a cover of Soul Asylum's "Stand Up and B Strong."
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Back in Love City 61.

Back in Love City

by The Vaccines
September 10, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by Daniel Ledinsky.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Downhill from Everywhere 62.

Downhill from Everywhere

by Jackson Browne
July 23, 2021
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Leslie Mendelson and Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Texis 63.

Texis

by Sleigh Bells
September 10, 2021
This is the sixth full-length release for the New York-based duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.1
Before I Die 64.

Before I Die

by Park Hye Jin
September 10, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based South Korean electronic artist was self-produced.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Mirror II 65.

Mirror II

by The Goon Sax
July 9, 2021
The third full-length release for the Australian trio was recorded in Bristol by producer John Parish.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Into the Blue 66.

Into the Blue

by The Joy Formidable
August 20, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release for the Welsh alternative rock trio was recorded in Utah.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
The Mutt's Nuts 67.

The Mutt's Nuts

by Chubby and the Gang
August 27, 2021
The second full-length release for the London-based punk band led by Charlie Manning Walker was produced by Fucked Up's Jonah Falco.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Woman on the Internet 68.

Woman on the Internet

by Orla Gartland
August 20, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Irish singer-songwriter was produced by Pete Robertson.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Different Kinds of Light 69.

Different Kinds of Light

by Jade Bird
August 13, 2021
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
The Melodic Blue 70.

The Melodic Blue

by Baby Keem
September 10, 2021
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Don Toliver
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2 71.

A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2

by Common
September 10, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Black Thought, Brittany Howard, Marcus King, Seun Kuti, Jessica Care Moore, Morgan Parker, PJ, and Isaiah Sharkey.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.5
Exit Wounds 72.

Exit Wounds

by The Wallflowers
July 9, 2021
The first new full-length release in nine years for the Jakob Dylan-led rock project was produced by Butch Walker.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Get Up Sequences, Pt. 1 73.

Get Up Sequences, Pt. 1

by The Go! Team
July 2, 2021
The sixth full-length release for the British indie rock band features vocals from the Kansas City Girl Choir.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night 74.

Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night

by Bleachers
July 30, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the Jack Antonoff solo project features guest appearances from Lana Del Rey and Bruce Springsteen.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Sob Rock 75.

Sob Rock

by John Mayer
July 16, 2021
The eighth full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter was co-produced with Don Was.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
It Won't Always Be like This 76.

It Won't Always Be like This

by Inhaler
July 9, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Irish indie rock band led by Elijah Hewson (the eldest son of U2's Bono) was produced by Anthony Genn.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.4
Solar Power 77.

Solar Power

by Lorde
August 20, 2021
The New Zealand pop star's third studio album finds her working again with producer Jack Antonoff. For environmental reasons, she has opted against a physical CD release in favor of a digital download.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Hideaway 78.

Hideaway

by Wavves
July 16, 2021
The seventh full-length studio release for the San Diego rock band led by Nathan Williams was produced by Dave Sitek.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
The Metallica Blacklist 79.

The Metallica Blacklist

by Various Artists
September 10, 2021
Miley Cyrus, Ghost, Elton John, Juanes, My Morning Jacket, Royal Blood, Darius Rucker, Rina Sawayama, St. Vincent, Chris Stapleton, Corey Taylor, The Neptunes, Volbeat, and Weezer are some of the 53 artists covering songs from Metallica's Black Album.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.9
Certified Lover Boy 80.

Certified Lover Boy

by Drake
September 3, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the Canadian rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Future, Giveon, JAY-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Project Pat, Rick Ross, Tems, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
3.5
Faith 81.

Faith

by Pop Smoke
July 16, 2021
The second posthumous release for the rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage & 42 Dugg, Beam, Bizzy Banks, Chris Brown, Future, Kid Cudi, Kodak Black. Dua Lipa, Pharrell, Pusha T, Quavo, Rah Swish, Rick Ross, Takeoff, The-Dream, TRAVI, and Kanye West.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
4.2
Donda 82.

Donda

by Kanye West
August 29, 2021
The 10th full-length release for the rapper was originally announced to be released in July 2020.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.5

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    And Then Life Was Beautiful - Nao

    • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
    • User Score: 8.2
  2. 88

    Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - Little Simz

    • Release Date: Sep 3, 2021
    • User Score: 9.2
  3. 88

    Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16, 1980-1985 - Bob Dylan

    • Release Date: Sep 17, 2021
    • User Score: 8.3
  4. 86

    I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico - Various Artists

    • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
  5. 85

    A Beginner's Mind - Sufjan Stevens

    • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
    • User Score: 9.4
Lowest of the Month
  1. 61

    Certified Lover Boy - Drake

    • Release Date: Sep 3, 2021
    • User Score: 3.5
  2. 72

    JOSE - J Balvin

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2021
  3. 74

    Spanish Model - Elvis Costello & the Attractions

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2021
  4. 75

    One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden - Ada Lea

    • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
  5. 75

    Distant Populations - Quicksand

    • Release Date: Aug 13, 2021