Album Releases by Score


Carnage 1.

Carnage

by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
February 25, 2021
The surprise release for the latest full-length collaboration between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was recorded over a week.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
tbd
Ignorance 2.

Ignorance

by The Weather Station
February 5, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release Tamara Lindeman project was co-produced with Marcus Paquin, who also mixed the record.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
An Overview on Phenomenal Nature 3.

An Overview on Phenomenal Nature

by Cassandra Jenkins
February 19, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the New York folk artist was produced by Josh Kaufman.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
We Will Always Love You 4.

We Will Always Love You

by The Avalanches
December 11, 2020
The third full-length release for the Australian electronic duo features guest appearances from such artist as Blood Orange, Leon Bridges, Vashti Bunyan, Neneh Cherry, Rivers Cuomo, Perry Farrell, Karen O, Jamie xx, Mick Jones, Sananda Maitreya (formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby), Johnny Marr, MGMT, Oroño, Sampa the Great, Pink Siifu, Tricky, and Kurt Vile.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
evermore 5.

evermore

by Taylor Swift
December 11, 2020
The second surprise release from the singer-songwriter in 2020 features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Haim, Marcus Mumford, The National, Justin Vernon, and William Bowery (aka Joe Alwyn).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.5
Sound Ancestors 6.

Sound Ancestors

by Madlib
January 29, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist was edited, arranged and mastered by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
As the Love Continues 7.

As the Love Continues

by Mogwai
February 19, 2021
The 10th full-length studio release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced by Dave Fridmann and features contributions from Atticus Ross and Colin Stetson.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
For the First Time 8.

For the First Time

by Black Country, New Road
February 5, 2021
This is the debut full-length release for the British septet was recorded live over seven days with producer Andy Savours.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Spare Ribs 9.

Spare Ribs

by Sleaford Mods
January 15, 2021
The 11th full-length studio release for the British punk duo features Billy Nomates and Amyl and The Sniffers' Amy Taylor.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Collapsed in Sunbeams 10.

Collapsed in Sunbeams

by Arlo Parks
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Gianluca Buccellati.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Heaux Tales 11.

Heaux Tales

by Jazmine Sullivan
January 8, 2021
The 14-track release for the Philadelphia R&B singer features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Little Oblivions 12.

Little Oblivions

by Julien Baker
February 26, 2021
The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was recorded in Memphis by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Plastic Bouquet 13.

Plastic Bouquet

by Kacy & Clayton
December 11, 2020
The debut full-length collaboration between Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton and New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams was recorded in 2019 in Saskatoon, Canada.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Drunk Tank Pink 14.

Drunk Tank Pink

by Shame
January 15, 2021
The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by James Ford.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
J.T. 15.

J.T.

by Steve Earle & the Dukes
January 4, 2021
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter features one original written by Steve Earle and 10 songs written by his late son, Justin Townes Earle, who passed away in August 2020.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Not Your Muse 16.

Not Your Muse

by Celeste
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-born, London-based singer-songwriter who won the BBC Sound of 2020 features production from Josh Crocker, Jamie Hartman and John Hill.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.1
McCartney III 17.

McCartney III

by Paul McCartney
December 18, 2020
The latest full-length release for the Beatles artist was self-recorded and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings 18.

Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

by The Besnard Lakes
January 29, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Canadian psych-rock group was produced by the band's own Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
On All Fours 19.

On All Fours

by Goat Girl
January 29, 2021
The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by Dan Carey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Glowing in the Dark 20.

Glowing in the Dark

by Django Django
February 12, 2021
The fourth full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Dave MacLean and features a guest appearance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
A Common Turn 21.

A Common Turn

by Anna B Savage
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was produced by William Doyle.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Good Woman 22.

Good Woman

by The Staves
February 5, 2021
Produced by John Congleton, the latest full-length release for the trio of sisters was influenced in part by the death of their mother and the birth of Emily's first child.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Last Exit 23.

The Last Exit

by Still Corners
January 22, 2021
This is the fifth full-length release for the duo of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Nightmare Vacation 24.

Nightmare Vacation

by Rico Nasty
December 4, 2020
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Aminé, Gucci Mane, ppcocaine, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Don Toliver, and Trippie Redd.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
I've Seen All I Need to See 25.

I've Seen All I Need to See

by The Body
January 29, 2021
After several collaborative releases, the experimental metal duo returns with with a solo album with contributions from Chrissy Wolpert and Ben Eberle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Cooler Returns 26.

Cooler Returns

by Kiwi Jr.
January 22, 2021
The second full-length release for the Canadian quartet was self-produced and mixed by Graham Walsh.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Super Monster 27.

Super Monster

by Claud
February 12, 2021
The debut full-length solo release for the Brooklyn-based indie-pop artist features guest appearances Melanie Faye, Nick Hakim and Shelly.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Open Door Policy 28.

Open Door Policy

by The Hold Steady
February 19, 2021
The eighth full-length studio release for the indie rock band was recorded by producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Tyron 29.

Tyron

by slowthai
February 12, 2021
The second full-length release for the British rapper features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Deb Never, Denzel Curry, Dominic Fike, Mount Kimbie, and Skepta.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
Welfare Jazz 30.

Welfare Jazz

by Viagra Boys
January 8, 2021
The second full-length release for the Swedish post-punk band led by Sebastian Murphy features production from Daniel Fagerström, Pelle Gunnerfeldt, Matt Sweeney, Justin and Jeremiah Raisen.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Isles 31.

Isles

by Bicep
January 22, 2021
The second full-length release for the London-based electronic duo from Belfast features guest appearances from Julia Kent, Clara La San and machìna.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Flowers for Vases/descansos 32.

Flowers for Vases/descansos

by Hayley Williams
February 5, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the Paramore singer was recorded at her Nashville home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.4
Shyga! The Sunlight Mound 33.

Shyga! The Sunlight Mound

by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
February 5, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was partially recorded at lead singer Jack McEwan's home studio.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Magic Mirror 34.

Magic Mirror

by Pearl Charles
January 15, 2021
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was produced by Lewis Pesacov.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! 35.

Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!

by Aaron Lee Tasjan
February 5, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced with Gregory Lattimer.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Gas Lit 36.

Gas Lit

by Divide and Dissolve
January 29, 2021
The latest release for the Australian experimental metal duo of Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Two Saviors 37.

Two Saviors

by Buck Meek
January 15, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the Big Thief guitarist was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Cheater 38.

Cheater

by Pom Poko
January 15, 2021
The second full-length release for the Norwegian quartet was produced with Marcus Forsgren.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
What to Look for in Summer [Live] 39.

What to Look for in Summer [Live]

by Belle and Sebastian
December 11, 2020
The 23-track release from the Scottish indie pop band features live tracks recorded during its 2019 world tour.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Palberta5000 40.

Palberta5000

by Palberta
January 22, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the New York-based trio of Ani Ivry-Block, Lily Konigsberg and Nina Ryser was recorded over four days with producer Matt Labozza.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
New Fragility 41.

New Fragility

by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
February 12, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the Alec Ounsworth indie rock project was mixed by John Agnello.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Plastic Hearts 42.

Plastic Hearts

by Miley Cyrus
November 27, 2020
The seventh full-length studio album from Miley Cyrus features guest appearances from Dua Lipa, Billy Idol and Joan Jett.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.5
Medicine at Midnight 43.

Medicine at Midnight

by Foo Fighters
February 5, 2021
The 10th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Dave Grohl was produced with Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
OK Human 44.

OK Human

by Weezer
January 29, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Rivers Cuomo was produced by Jake Sinclair.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Odin's Raven Magic 45.

Odin's Raven Magic

by Sigur Rós
December 4, 2020
The recording of the collaboration between the Icelandic band, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir with the Schola Cantorum of Reykjavík and L’Orchestre des Laureats du Conservatoire National de Paris is finally released after having premiered it live on stage back in 2002.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
9.0
The Future Bites 46.

The Future Bites

by Steven Wilson
January 29, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the British artist was co-produced with with David Kosten.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.9
Vertigo Days 47.

Vertigo Days

by The Notwist
January 29, 2021
The first new full-length studio release in seven years for the German band features guest appearances Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay, Juana Molina, and Zayaendo.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Home 48.

Home

by Rhye
January 22, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Michael Milosh project features the Danish National Girls' Choir and was mixed by mixed by Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Lost Themes III: Alive After Death 49.

Lost Themes III: Alive After Death

by John Carpenter
February 5, 2021
Director/composer John Carpenter returns with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies on his first non-soundtrack release in five years.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 50.

Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1

by Barry Gibb
January 8, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Bee Gees singer and songwriter features guest appearances from Jay Buchanan, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Tommy Emmanuel, Jason Isbell, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, David Rawlings, Keith Urban and Gillian Welch.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Man on the Moon, Vol. 3: The Chosen 51.

Man on the Moon, Vol. 3: The Chosen

by Kid Cudi
December 11, 2020
The third and final installment of the rapper's Main On The Moon trilogy features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Pop Smoke, Skepta, and Trippie Redd.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
A Billion Little Lights 52.

A Billion Little Lights

by Wild Pink
February 19, 2021
The third full-length release for the indie rock band led by John Ross was produced by David Greenbaum.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
9.8
Think of Spring 53.

Think of Spring

by M. Ward
December 11, 2020
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter is a Billie Holiday covers album.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Dead Hand Control 54.

Dead Hand Control

by Baio
January 29, 2021
The third full-length solo release for the Vampire Weekend bassist was recorded in London and Los Angeles.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Uppers 55.

Uppers

by TV Priest
February 5, 2021
The debut full-length release for the London-based post-punk quartet that includes Charlie Drinkwater, Alex Sprogis, Nic Smith, and Ed Kelland was self-produced.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Who Am I? 56.

Who Am I?

by Pale Waves
February 12, 2021
The second full-length release for the British indie-pop band was recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.3
No Fun Mondays 57.

No Fun Mondays

by Billie Joe Armstrong
November 27, 2020
The covers album from the Green Day frontman features songs he released during the COVID-19 lockdown on YouTube.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Weird! 58.

Weird!

by Yungblud
December 4, 2020
The second full-length release for the British alternative pop artist features contributions from Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and Dan Reynolds.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.7
Wonder 59.

Wonder

by Shawn Mendes
December 4, 2020
The fourth full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features a duet with Justin Bieber.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.1
Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition) 60.

Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)

by Eminem
December 18, 2020
The second surprise release in 2020 from the rapper features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Miller Glasgow, Skylar Grey, Juice WRLD, KXNG Crooked, MAJ, Brendan Malloy, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Ed Sheeran, Sly Pyper, Don Toliver, Ty Dolla $ign, White Gold, and Young M.A.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
9.3
Nobody Is Listening 61.

Nobody Is Listening

by ZAYN
January 15, 2021
The third full-length solo studio release for the ex-One Direction singer features guest appearances from Syd (of The Internet) and Deviln.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.9
Cyr 62.

Cyr

by The Smashing Pumpkins
November 27, 2020
The 11th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was produced by the band's frontman, Billy Corgan.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.9

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    Ignorance - The Weather Station

    • Release Date: Feb 5, 2021
    • User Score: 8.9
  2. 88

    For Those That Wish to Exist - Architects

    • Release Date: Feb 26, 2021
  3. 88

    An Overview on Phenomenal Nature - Cassandra Jenkins

    • Release Date: Feb 19, 2021
    • User Score: 7.9
  4. 84

    Cool Dry Place - Katy Kirby

    • Release Date: Feb 19, 2021
  5. 83

    As the Love Continues - Mogwai

    • Release Date: Feb 19, 2021
    • User Score: 8.0
Lowest of the Month
  1. 57

    MUSIC: Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture - Sia

    • Release Date: Feb 12, 2021
    • User Score: 8.5
  2. 68

    Who Am I? - Pale Waves

    • Release Date: Feb 12, 2021
    • User Score: 8.3
  3. 69

    Uppers - TV Priest

    • Release Date: Feb 5, 2021
  4. 71

    A Billion Little Lights - Wild Pink

    • Release Date: Feb 19, 2021
    • User Score: 9.8
  5. 73

    Lines Redacted - Mush

    • Release Date: Feb 12, 2021