Album Releases by User Score


Renaissance 1.

Renaissance

by Beyoncé
July 29, 2022
The first new studio album for Beyoncé since 2016's Lemonade features contributions from 070 Shake, A.G. Cook, Mike Dean, Drake, Jay-Z, Labrinth, Skrillex, Tems, The-Dream, and The Neptunes.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
I Love You Jennifer B 2.

I Love You Jennifer B

by Jockstrap
September 9, 2022
The debut full-length release for London-based duo Jockstrap was created over three years.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Florist 3.

Florist

by Florist
July 29, 2022
The fourth full-length release for indie folk band Florist was created while staying in a rented Hudson Valley house in June 2019.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Natural Brown Prom Queen 4.

Natural Brown Prom Queen

by Sudan Archives
September 9, 2022
Race, womanhood and relationships are some of themes on the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based violinist/singer Sudan Archives.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Riderless Horse 5.

Riderless Horse

by Nina Nastasia
July 22, 2022
Produced with Steve Albini and Greg Norman, the seventh full-length release for singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia was influenced by her dysfunctional relationship with manager/partner Kennan Gudjonsson and his suicide in 2020.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.7
In These Times 6.

In These Times

by Makaya McCraven
September 23, 2022
The latest full-length release for Chicago-based jazz composer/producer Makaya McCraven features contributions from Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Joel Ross, and Brandee Younger.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Colder Streams 7.

Colder Streams

by The Sadies
July 22, 2022
The 11th full-length studio release for Canadian alt-country band The Sadies was produced by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and was the final album with guitarist Dallas Good, who passed away in February 2022.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
God Save the Animals 8.

God Save the Animals

by (Sandy) Alex G
September 23, 2022
After several years of going by the name (Sandy) Alex G, the Philadelphia-based artist returns to his original stage name Alex G for his ninth full-length studio release.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Weather Alive 9.

Weather Alive

by Beth Orton
September 23, 2022
The first full-length release in six years for singer-songwriter Beth Orton was self-produced.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Heartmind 10.

Heartmind

by Cass McCombs
August 19, 2022
The 10th full-length release for singer-songwriter Cass McCombs features contributions from such artists as Charlie Burnham, the Chapin Sisters, Danielle Haim, Shahzad Ismaily, Wynonna Judd, Kassa Overall, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Buddy Ross.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.8
Tresor 11.

Tresor

by Gwenno
July 1, 2022
The third full-length solo release for Gwenno features nine tracks in the Cornish language and one in Welsh.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Cool It Down 12.

Cool It Down

by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
September 30, 2022
The first new full-length studio release in nine years for New York City indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs features a guest appearance from Perfume Genius.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
PRE PLEASURE 13.

PRE PLEASURE

by Julia Jacklin
August 26, 2022
The third full-length release for Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin was co-produced with Marcus Paquin.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Autofiction 14.

Autofiction

by Suede
September 16, 2022
The ninth full-length studio release for Britpop/alternative rock band Suede (aka The London Suede in the US) is said to be their "punk record."
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Hold the Girl 15.

Hold the Girl

by Rina Sawayama
September 16, 2022
The second full-length studio release for Rina Sawayama features production from Marcus Andersson, Clarence Clarity, Paul Epworth, and Stuart Price.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Two Sisters 16.

Two Sisters

by Sarah Davachi
September 9, 2022
The latest full-length release for Canadian experimental composer Sarah Davachi features contributions from Mattie Barbier, Mira Benjamin, Dorothy Berry, Bridget Carey, Johnny Chang, Judith Hamann, Jessika Kenney, Rebecca Lane, Anton Lukoszevieze, Gordon MacKay, Andrew McIntosh, and Tiffany Ng.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Take It Like a Man 17.

Take It Like a Man

by Amanda Shires
July 29, 2022
The seventh full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Amanda Shires was produced by Lawrence Rothman.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Expert in a Dying Field 18.

Expert in a Dying Field

by The Beths
September 16, 2022
The third full-length release for the New Zealand indie-pop was partially completed on tour and remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Cheat Codes 19.

Cheat Codes

by Danger Mouse
August 12, 2022
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between The Roots' Black Thought and Danger Mouse features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Dylan Cartlidge, Conway the Machine, Joey Bada$$, Kid Sister, Michael Kiwanuka, MF DOOM, Raekwon, Run The Jewels, and Russ.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Reset 20.

Reset

by Panda Bear
August 12, 2022
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Panda Bear & Sonic Boom was inspired by and features samples from pop songs of the 1950s and '60s.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
The Theory of Whatever 21.

The Theory of Whatever

by Jamie T
July 22, 2022
The fifth full-length release for British indie singer-songwriter Jamie T was produced by Hugo White.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Viva Las Vengeance 22.

Viva Las Vengeance

by Panic! At the Disco
August 19, 2022
The seventh full-length release for Brendon Urie's solo music project Panic! At the Disco was recorded live to tape with Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.4
Asphalt Meadows 23.

Asphalt Meadows

by Death Cab for Cutie
September 16, 2022
The 10th full-length studio release for indie/alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie was produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
The Mars Volta 24.

The Mars Volta

by The Mars Volta
September 16, 2022
The first new full-length studio release in 10 years for progressive rock duo The Mars Volta features Caribbean rhythms.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam 25.

Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

by The Comet Is Coming
September 23, 2022
The London-based trio recorded improvisations over four days for its third full-length release.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Fear Fear 26.

Fear Fear

by Working Men's Club
July 15, 2022
The second full-length release for British synth-rock band Working Men's Club was produced by Ross Orton.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Sound of the Morning 27.

Sound of the Morning

by Katy J Pearson
July 8, 2022
The second full-length release for British singer-songwriter was co-produced by co-produced by Ali Chant and Dan Carey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Denim & Diamonds 28.

Denim & Diamonds

by Nikki Lane
September 23, 2022
The first full-length release in five years for country artist Nikki Lane was produced by Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
When the Wind Forgets Your Name 29.

When the Wind Forgets Your Name

by Built to Spill
September 9, 2022
The latest full-length release for indie rock band Built to Spill features Oruã's Le Almeida and João Casaes.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Cave World 30.

Cave World

by Viagra Boys
July 8, 2022
The third full-length release for Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt and DJ Haydn.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
As Above, So Below 31.

As Above, So Below

by Sampa the Great
September 9, 2022
The second full-length release for the Zambian-born, Australian-based poet/rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Angélique Kidjo, and Kojey Radical.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Misadventures of Doomscroller 32.

Misadventures of Doomscroller

by Dawes
July 22, 2022
The eighth full-length studio release for Los Angeles folk rock band Dawes was produced by Jonathon Wilson.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Gemini Rights 33.

Gemini Rights

by Steve Lacy
July 15, 2022
The second full-length solo studio release for producer/The Internet guitarist Steve Lacy features guest appearances from Fousheé and Matt Martians.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Surrender 34.

Surrender

by Maggie Rogers
July 29, 2022
The second full-length major label release for singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers was co-produced with Kid Harpoon.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
35.

"Hello, Hi"

by Ty Segall
July 22, 2022
The latest full-length solo release for Ty Segall was mostly self-recorded at his home studio.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
Hideous Bastard 36.

Hideous Bastard

by Oliver Sim
September 9, 2022
The debut full-length release for The xx bassist/singer Oliver Sim features a guest appearance from Jimmy Somerville and was produced by Jamie xx.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Traumazine 37.

Traumazine

by Megan Thee Stallion
August 12, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion's 18-track album features guest appearances from such artists as Jhené Aiko, Future, Latto, Dua Lipa, Lucky Daye, Pooh Shiesty, and Rico Nasty.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Love, Damini 38.

Love, Damini

by Burna Boy
July 8, 2022
The sixth full-length studio release for Nigerian artist Burna Boy features guest appearances from Blxst, J Balvin, J Hus, Kehlani, Khalid, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Popcaan, Ed Sheeran, and Victony.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
How Do You Burn? 39.

How Do You Burn?

by The Afghan Whigs
September 9, 2022
The ninth full-length studio release for alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs features contributions from the late Mark Lanegan, Van Hunt, Susan Marshall, and Marcy Mays.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
All of Us Flames 40.

All of Us Flames

by Ezra Furman
August 26, 2022
The latest full-length solo release for Chicago singer-songwriter Ezra Furman was produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Found Light 41.

Found Light

by Laura Veirs
July 8, 2022
The 12th full-length release for Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs was coproduced with Shahzad Ismaily.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
People Helping People 42.

People Helping People

by No Age
September 16, 2022
The latest full-length studio release for Los Angeles duo No Age was recorded, mixed and produced by its guitarist Randy Randall.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Hellfire 43.

Hellfire

by Black Midi
July 15, 2022
The third full-length release for British post-punk rock band Black Midi was produced by Marta Salogni.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Flood 44.

Flood

by Stella Donnelly
August 26, 2022
The second full-length release for Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly was co-produced with Anna Laverty and Methyl Ethyl's Jake Webb.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Cry Sugar 45.

Cry Sugar

by Hudson Mohawke
August 12, 2022
The first full-length studio release in six years for Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
A Foul Form 46.

A Foul Form

by Osees
August 12, 2022
The latest full-length release for the Osees was recorded in frontman John Dwyer's basement and was inspired by the punk music they grew up with.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Let's Turn It Into Sound 47.

Let's Turn It Into Sound

by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
August 26, 2022
The latest full-length release for Los Angeles-based electronic producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith features results from a new vocal processing technique she created.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Formentera 48.

Formentera

by Metric
July 8, 2022
The eighth full-length release for Canadian indie band Metric was co-produced by Liam O'Neil and Gus Van Go.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Entering Heaven Alive 49.

Entering Heaven Alive

by Jack White
July 22, 2022
The second full-length solo release in 2022 for Jack White features some acoustic songs about love.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Spirituals 50.

Spirituals

by Santigold
September 9, 2022
The first full-length studio release in four years from Santigold features contributions from such artists as Boys Noize, Lido, Rostam, SBTRKT, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Typical Music 51.

Typical Music

by Tim Burgess
September 23, 2022
The sixth full-length solo release for The Charlatans' Tim Burgess features a guest appearance by Pearl Charles.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Special 52.

Special

by Lizzo
July 15, 2022
The fourth full-length studio release for Lizzo features contributions from Benny Blanco, Max Martin, Pop Wansel, Ricky Reed, and Mark Ronson.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Holy Fvck 53.

Holy Fvck

by Demi Lovato
August 19, 2022
The eighth full-length release for Demi Lovato features guest appearances from Dead Sara, Royal & the Serpent and YUNGBLUD.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.1
Beatopia 54.

Beatopia

by Beabadoobee
July 15, 2022
The second full-length release for London-based singer-songwriter Beabadoobee features a guest appearance from PinkPantheress.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Hold On Baby 55.

Hold On Baby

by King Princess
July 29, 2022
The second full-length release for Brooklyn-based artist King Princess features a guest appearance from Fousheé.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Toast 56.

Toast

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
July 8, 2022
The previously unreleased seven-track album for Neil Young & Crazy Horse was recorded in late 2000 to early 2001 at Toast Studio in San Francisco but shelved at the time as Young felt it was too sad.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
3.2
Freakout/Release 57.

Freakout/Release

by Hot Chip
August 19, 2022
The eighth full-length studio release for British electro-pop band Hot Chip was written and recorded at its East London studio.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Chopper 58.

Chopper

by Kiwi Jr.
August 12, 2022
The third full-length release for Canadian indie rock band Kiwi Jr. was produced by Dan Boeckner.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Household Name 59.

Household Name

by Momma
July 1, 2022
The third full-length release for alternative rock band Momma was mastered by Emily Lazar.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Get Fucked 60.

Get Fucked

by The Chats
August 19, 2022
The second full-length release for Australian punk band The Chats was recorded in six days with Cody McWaters.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.0
XI: Bleed Here Now 61.

XI: Bleed Here Now

by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
July 15, 2022
The 11th full-length release for Austin rock band ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead features guest appearances from Britt Daniel and Amanda Palmer.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
Patient Number 9 62.

Patient Number 9

by Ozzy Osbourne
September 9, 2022
The 13th full-length solo release for Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne features guest appearances from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Mike McCready, and Zakk Wylde.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
No Rules Sandy 63.

No Rules Sandy

by Sylvan Esso
August 12, 2022
North Carolina electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso created the songs for its fourth full-length release while staying in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
The Alchemist's Euphoria 64.

The Alchemist's Euphoria

by Kasabian
August 12, 2022
The seventh full-length studio release for British rock band Kasabian is the first with Serge Pizzorno as lead singer.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
90 in November 65.

90 in November

by Why Bonnie
August 19, 2022
The debut full-length release for Blair Howerton-led band Why Bonnie on the Keeled Scales label was written mostly in Brooklyn during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
You Still Here, Ho? 66.

You Still Here, Ho?

by Flo Milli
July 20, 2022
The debut full-length studio release for Alabama rapper Flo Milli features Babyface Ray and Rico Nasty.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Bleed Out 67.

Bleed Out

by The Mountain Goats
August 19, 2022
The latest full-length release from John Darnielle's indie rock quartet The Mountain Goats was inspired by the movies he watched during the pandemic.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
2000 68.

2000

by Joey Bada$$
July 22, 2022
The third full-length studio release for rapper Joey Bada$$ features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Diddy, Capella Grey, JID, Larry June, and Westside Gunn.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
About Last Night... 69.

About Last Night...

by Mabel
July 15, 2022
The second full-length release for British-Swedish pop artist Mabel features guest appearances from 24kGoldn, Galantis, Jax Jones, and Lil Tecca as well as production from Ilya, SG Lewis, MNEK, StarGate, and Steve Mac.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Arrangements 70.

Arrangements

by Preoccupations
September 9, 2022
The fourth full-length release for Canadian post-punk band Preoccupations was partially recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Other Side of Make-Believe 71.

The Other Side of Make-Believe

by Interpol
July 15, 2022
The seventh full-length studio release for the New York rock band Interpol was produced by Flood and Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Unwanted 72.

Unwanted

by Pale Waves
August 12, 2022
The third full-length release for British indie rock band Pale Waves was produced by Zakk Cervini.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Will of the People 73.

Will of the People

by Muse
August 26, 2022
The ninth full-length studio release for British rock band Muse was self-produced and recorded in London and Los Angeles.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.6
MOSS 74.

MOSS

by Maya Hawke
September 23, 2022
The second full-length release for actress/singer-songwriter Maya Hawke features a guest appearance from Will Graefe.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
World Wide Pop 75.

World Wide Pop

by Superorganism
July 15, 2022
The second full-length release for London-based indie pop band Superorganism features guest appearances from Boa Constrictors, Dylan Cartlidge, CHAI, Gen Hoshino, Stephen Malkmus, and Pi Ja Ma.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.5
Born Pink 76.

Born Pink

by BlackPink
September 16, 2022
The second full-length studio release for South Korean pop group Blackpink features songs written by such artists as Danny Chung, Brian Lee, Teddy Park, Natalia Kills' Teddy Sinclair, and Willy Sinclair.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
(self-titled) 77.

(self-titled)

by Marcus Mumford
September 16, 2022
The debut full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Marcus Mumford features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, Clairo, and Monica Martin.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Close to Home 78.

Close to Home

by Aitch
August 19, 2022
The debut full-length release for the British rapper features guest appearances from by Ashanti, Bakar, Mastermind, New Machine, Ed Sheeran, and AJ Tracey.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Yungblud 79.

Yungblud

by Yungblud
September 2, 2022
The third full-length release for British pop-punk artist Yungblud features a guest appearance from Willow.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.9
All 4 Nothing 80.

All 4 Nothing

by Lauv
August 5, 2022
This is the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/producer Lauv.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.1
Demon Time 81.

Demon Time

by Mura Masa
September 16, 2022
The third full-length release for British electronic producer Mura Masa features guest appearances from BAYLI, Erika de Casier, Leyla, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Isabella Lovestory, Midas The Jagaban, Pa Salieu, PinkPantheress, Shygirl, Skillibeng, Slowthai, Tohji, and Channel Tres.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
SPARK 82.

SPARK

by Whitney
September 16, 2022
The latest full-length release for Chicago duo Whitney was written in Portland, Oregon and features production from John Congleton and Brad Cook
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Keep on Smiling 83.

Keep on Smiling

by Two Door Cinema Club
September 2, 2022
The fifth full-length release for Northern Ireland trio Two Door Cinema Club was self-produced with additional production from Jacknife Lee and Dan Grech Marguerat.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.5
Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2 84.

Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2

by Calvin Harris
August 5, 2022
The sixth full-length release for Scottish electronic producer Calvin Harris features guest appearances 6LACK, 21 Savage, Busta Rhymes, Chlöe, Donae'o, Halsey, Latto, Coi Leray, Lil Durk, Dua Lipa, Normani, Offset, Pusha T, Charlie Puth, Shenseea, Jorja Smith, Snoop Dogg, Stefflon Don, Swae Lee, Justin Timberlake, Tinashe, Pharrell Williams, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.5
18 85.

18

by Jeff Beck
July 15, 2022
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp features 11 covers and two original songs.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.9

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap

    • Release Date: Sep 9, 2022
    • User Score: 8.4
  2. 89

    Natural Brown Prom Queen - Sudan Archives

    • Release Date: Sep 9, 2022
    • User Score: 8.5
  3. 88

    In These Times - Makaya McCraven

    • Release Date: Sep 23, 2022
  4. 88

    The Hardest Part - Noah Cyrus

    • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
    • User Score: 8.4
  5. 86

    God Save the Animals - (Sandy) Alex G

    • Release Date: Sep 23, 2022
    • User Score: 8.7
Lowest of the Month
  1. 62

    Keep on Smiling - Two Door Cinema Club

    • Release Date: Sep 2, 2022
    • User Score: 6.5
  2. 64

    The Trouble with Fever - Michelle Branch

    • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
  3. 64

    SPARK - Whitney

    • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
  4. 66

    Demon Time - Mura Masa

    • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
  5. 69

    Yungblud - Yungblud

    • Release Date: Sep 2, 2022
    • User Score: 7.9