Album Releases by Score


Ten Freedom Summers 1.

Ten Freedom Summers

by Wadada Leo Smith
May 22, 2012
The four-disc set from the jazz trumpeter was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
4.5
Fetch the Bolt Cutters 2.

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

by Fiona Apple
April 17, 2020
The fifth full-length studio release for the alternative singer-songwriter was self-produced and features contributions from Davíd Garza, Sebastian Steinberg, and Amy Aileen Wood.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.1
SMiLE 3.

SMiLE

by Brian Wilson
September 28, 2004
Well, better 37 years late than never. Originally intended to be the Beach Boys' 1967 follow-up to their legendary 'Pet Sounds,' 'Smile' was finally recorded as originally intended in April 2004 by Wilson and his current band, including co-songwriter Van Dyke Parks.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
7.9
Van Lear Rose 4.

Van Lear Rose

by Loretta Lynn
April 27, 2004
It's been over 40 years since she released her first album (and four since her last, 2000's 'Still Country'), but the coal miner's daughter returns to the spotlight with this 13-track effort (all Lynn-penned originals), produced by The White Stripes' Jack White.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.4
To Pimp A Butterfly 5.

To Pimp A Butterfly

by Kendrick Lamar
March 16, 2015
The third full-length studio release from the hip hop artist features guest appearances from Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Anna Wise.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.8
Ghosteen 6.

Ghosteen

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
October 4, 2019
The 17th full-length studio release for Australian rock band is influenced in part by the accidental death of Nick Cave's 15-year old son in 2015 and is considered the third and final part of trilogy of albums that includes 2013's Push the Sky Away and 2016's Skeleton Tree.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.6
Histoire de Melody Nelson 7.

Histoire de Melody Nelson

by Serge Gainsbourg
March 24, 2009
The US release of Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album featuring Jane Birkin in the classic Ballade de Melody Nelson.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
DAMN. 8.

DAMN.

by Kendrick Lamar
April 14, 2017
The fourth full-length studio release for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from Rihanna, U2, and Zacari.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.4
Stankonia 9.

Stankonia

by Outkast
October 31, 2000
Featuring the hit singles "B.O.B." and "Ms. Jackson," 'Stankonia' was a commercial and critical hit for the innovative Atlanta hip-hop duo of Dré and Big Boi.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.8
Rough and Rowdy Ways 10.

Rough and Rowdy Ways

by Bob Dylan
June 19, 2020
The first new studio release of new music for the singer-songwriter in eight years.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
7.6
Black Messiah 11.

Black Messiah

by D'Angelo
December 15, 2014
The first release in 14 years for the R&B singer features songs co-written with Q-Tip and Kendra Foster as well as co-production from James Gadson, Pino Palladino,and Questlove.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.8
Skeleton Tree 12.

Skeleton Tree

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
September 9, 2016
Nick Cave's 15-year-old son died in an accident while he was working on the alternative rock band's 16th album. The recording sessions were filmed for Andrew Dominik's documentary, One More Time With Feel.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.3
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 13.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

by Kanye West
November 22, 2010
Breaking traditional mainstream hip-hop guidelines, Kanye West's latest release features epic raps and long instrumental variations for his most innovative album to date.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.3
Savane 14.

Savane

by Ali Farka Toure
July 25, 2006
'Savane' is the final album from the acclaimed guitarist from Mali, who died in March 2006 after a three-decade recording career which found him injecting American blues into traditional African music.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
Madvillainy 15.

Madvillainy

by Madvillain
March 23, 2004
'Madvillainy' is a collaboration between rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
A Crow Looked at Me 16.

A Crow Looked at Me

by Mount Eerie
March 24, 2017
The eighth full-length release for the music project of Phil Elverum was written after the death of his wife from cancer in July 2016.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Room 25 17.

Room 25

by Noname
September 14, 2018
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based Chicago rapper was self-released.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
Live At Reading 18.

Live At Reading

by Nirvana
November 3, 2009
The entire performance by Nirvana at 1992's Reading Festival is released both as a CD and DVD.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Love And Theft 19.

Love And Theft

by Bob Dylan
September 11, 2001
Picking up where 1997's resurgent 'Time Out of Mind' left off, 'Love And Theft' finds the 60-year-old Dylan self-producing the album's 12 tracks.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
My Dusty Road 20.

My Dusty Road

by Woody Guthrie
August 25, 2009
The four-disc set includes Woody Guthrie's recordings from the mid-1940s in a definitive collection.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.9
On the Impossible Past 21.

On the Impossible Past

by The Menzingers
February 21, 2012
The third full-length release from the punk rock band from Pennsylvania is its first on Epitaph Records.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Lemonade 22.

Lemonade

by Beyoncé
April 23, 2016
The sixth solo studio album for the singer premiered as an hour-long HBO special before streaming on Tidal. A physical release is set for May 6.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down 23.

Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

by Ry Cooder
August 29, 2011
The Grammy-award winning musician returns with a concept album about corruption in America.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
6.9
Sunbather 24.

Sunbather

by Deafheaven
June 11, 2013
The second full-length studio release for the San Francisco-based black metal band formed by George Clarke and Kerry McCoy was produced by Jack Shirley.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
Ohms 25.

Ohms

by Deftones
September 25, 2020
The ninth full-length studio release for the Sacramento alternative metal band was produced by Terry Date.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.9
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards 26.

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

by Tom Waits
November 21, 2006
Unlike typical rarities compilations, this 3-disc set includes 30 brand-new recordings--in addition to the usual mix of covers, soundtrack selections, and other previously uncompiled material. It's like getting three new Waits albums at once.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It 27.

Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

by Rolo Tomassi
March 2, 2018
The fifth full-length studio release for the British rock band was recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.1
Boy In Da Corner 28.

Boy In Da Corner

by Dizzee Rascal
January 20, 2004
This is the debut disc for the 18-year-old London-based rapper (born Dylan Mills), who has been heralded by (among others) Uncut magazine as "good as any MC currently active on Earth."
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
You Want It Darker 29.

You Want It Darker

by Leonard Cohen
October 21, 2016
The 14th full-length studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by his son.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
Channel Orange 30.

Channel Orange

by Frank Ocean
July 17, 2012
Love and life in Los Angeles is the theme of the debut release on Def Jam for Frank Ocean, who earlier this month posted online the liner notes for this album describing a relationship he had with a man.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
The Satanist 31.

The Satanist

by Behemoth
February 4, 2014
The tenth studio release for the Polish black/death metal band was produced with Daniel Bergstrand, Slawek Wieslawscy and Wojtek Wieslawscy.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
Elephant 32.

Elephant

by The White Stripes
April 1, 2003
For their major label debut (and fourth LP overall), the Detroit-based duo of Jack and Meg White offer up 14 new tracks, all recorded in London and (fortunately) showing absolutely no trace of major label production values. Meg White takes a rare turn behind the microphone on a couple of tracks, as does guest Holly Golightly on the closing "It's True That We Love One Another."
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
Titanic Rising 33.

Titanic Rising

by Weyes Blood
April 5, 2019
The fourth full-length release for Natalie Mering was co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Melodrama 34.

Melodrama

by Lorde
June 16, 2017
The second full-length release for the New Zealand pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.8
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 35.

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

by Outkast
September 23, 2003
This Grammy-winning follow-up to their smash 2000 hit 'Stankonia' is an OutKast album in name only, as it is structured in the form of two solo discs: one each for Big Boi (Speakerboxxx) and Andre 3000 (The Love Below).
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.7
Set My Heart on Fire Immediately 36.

Set My Heart on Fire Immediately

by Perfume Genius
May 15, 2020
The fifth full-length release for Mike Hadreas as Perfume Genius was produced with Blake Mills.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
Home, Like Noplace Is There 37.

Home, Like Noplace Is There

by The Hotelier
February 25, 2014
This is the second full-length release for the Massachusetts indie rock quartet formerly known as The Hotel Year.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.4
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City 38.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

by Kendrick Lamar
October 22, 2012
The official major label debut studio album for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay Rock, And MC Eiht.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.8
A Grand Don't Come For Free 39.

A Grand Don't Come For Free

by The Streets
May 18, 2004
Mike Skinner returns with the inenviable job of following up his genre-smashing debut 'Original Pirate Material,' which was an enormous critical and commercial hit in the UK and paved the way for the success of later acts such as Dizzee Rascal.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.9
Canto 40.

Canto

by Los Super Seven
March 13, 2001
The second release from the Latin-folk supergroup, featuring members of Los Lobos.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.6
Grey Area 41.

Grey Area

by Little Simz
March 1, 2019
The third full-length release for the British rapper Simbi Ajikawo features a guest appearances from Cleo Sol.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.3
Sex, Death & The Infinite Void 42.

Sex, Death & The Infinite Void

by Creeper
July 31, 2020
The second full-length release for the British punk rock band led by Will Gould was produced by Xandy Barry.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.1
The ArchAndroid 43.

The ArchAndroid

by Janelle Monáe
May 18, 2010
The second full-length album for the singer born in Kansas City is a continuation of the story of Cindi Mayweather, the android introduced in the 2007 EP, "Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase."
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Gold & Grey 44.

Gold & Grey

by Baroness
June 14, 2019
The fifth full-length release for the hard rock/metal band is the first with new guitarist Gina Gleason (Peter Adams left the band in 2017).
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.4
The  Guitar Song 45.

The Guitar Song

by Jamey Johnson
September 14, 2010
Jamey Johnson's latest album is a 25-track double album with the first half, The Black Album, devoted to dark emotions and the other half, the White Album, devoted to more positive songs.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.0
Is This It? 46.

Is This It?

by The Strokes
October 9, 2001
This is the debut album from New York indie-rockers The Strokes, who have been hyped by the British music press following the release of "The Modern Age" EP in early 2001. It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas' Lou Reed-esque vocals.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service 47.

We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service

by A Tribe Called Quest
November 11, 2016
Phife Dawg passed away in March 2016 before the final studio release for the rap group that includes guest appearances from such artists as Anderson Paak, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, Consequence, Elton John, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, and Jack White.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.7
From Here We Go Sublime 48.

From Here We Go Sublime

by The Field
April 3, 2007
This is the full-length debut for Stockholm, Sweden trance producer Axel Willner.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.7
Illinois 49.

Illinois

by Sufjan Stevens
July 5, 2005
The folk singer-songwriter's ambitious attempt to chronicle all 50 states in song continues with this second installment, dedicated to the Prairie State.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Carrie & Lowell 50.

Carrie & Lowell

by Sufjan Stevens
March 31, 2015
The seventh full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Thomas Bartlett, Sean Carey, Casey Foubert, Ben Lester, Nedelle Torrisi, and Laura Veirs.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Jimmy Lee 51.

Jimmy Lee

by Raphael Saadiq
August 23, 2019
The first full-length release of new material from the R&B artist/producer was inspired by his late brother's struggle with drug addiction and features guest appearances from Rob Bacon, Reverend E. Baker, Ernest Turner, and Daniel J. Watts.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
5.8
No Cities to Love 52.

No Cities to Love

by Sleater-Kinney
January 20, 2015
The first release in ten years for the indie rock trio of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss was produced by John Goodmanson.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.2
Eve 53.

Eve

by Rapsody
August 23, 2019
The third full-length studio release for the North Carolina rapper features guest appearances from J. Cole, D'Angelo, GZA, JID, Leikeli47, Mereba], PJ Morton, Queen Latifah, K.Roosevelt, SiR, and Elle Varner.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
Punisher 54.

Punisher

by Phoebe Bridgers
June 18, 2020
The second full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson, Jim Keltner, Warpint's Jenny Lee Lindberg, Blake Mills, Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' Nathaniel Walcott, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Original Pirate Material 55.

Original Pirate Material

by The Streets
October 22, 2002
This is the debut album by the London garage (or in this case, bedroom) band, which consists solely of 21-year-old Mike Skinner. Whether or not this style of music (very English rapping over garage/house beats) will translate well overseas remains to be seen, but garage (and especially Skinner) is the current flavor of the month with the UK music press.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Candi Staton 56.

Candi Staton

by Candi Staton
February 24, 2004
This 26-track disc compiles (for the first time on CD) songs from the acclaimed soul singer's 1969-1973 Muscle Shoals period when she recorded for Fame Records--a period that netted her 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
Alice 57.

Alice

by Tom Waits
May 7, 2002
One of two Waits releases in May 2002 ('Blood Money' is the other), 'Alice' was originally written as an opera and actually performed live during an 18-month engagement in Hamburg in the early 1990s. However, this is the first recording of these 15 tracks, culled from recent studio sessions.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
Funeral 58.

Funeral

by Arcade Fire
September 14, 2004
The Montreal band founded by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne make their full-length debut with this highly anticipated disc.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Holy Hell 59.

Holy Hell

by Architects
November 9, 2018
The eighth full-length release for the British metalcore band is its first without Tom Searle, who passed away in August 2016.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
London Zoo 60.

London Zoo

by The Bug
August 12, 2008
The third album for the artist/music producer Kevin Martin as The Bug.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.5
Jama Ko 61.

Jama Ko

by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
April 2, 2013
The third release for Bassekou Kouyate introduces a new group of ngoni players and was co-produced with Howard Bilerman.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.3
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 62.

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

by Big Boi
July 6, 2010
OutKast's Big Boi goes solo with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., Gucci Mane, Too Short, and George Clinton.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
Psychodrama 63.

Psychodrama

by Dave
March 8, 2019
The debut full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Burna Boy and J Hus.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
Untrue 64.

Untrue

by Burial
November 6, 2007
The second album for the London-based anonymous dubstep artist.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
græ 65.

græ

by Moses Sumney
May 15, 2020
The double album (released also as two separate EPs] for the experimental artist features a guest appearance from Jill Scott and elements of folk, jazz, indie rock, pop, and soul music.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
XTRMNTR 66.

XTRMNTR

by Primal Scream
May 2, 2000
Bobby Gillespie & co. expand on the harder-edged punk/electronica sound of their previous effort, 'Vanishing Point,' with their most violent effort to date, earning rave reviews in the process and perhaps matching the success of their classic 'Screamadelica.' Contributors here include David Holmes, Bernard Sumner, Kevin Shields and the Chemical Brothers.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Spaces 67.

Spaces

by Nils Frahm
November 19, 2013
Described as a field recording, this latest release from the Berlin-based composer was recorded over two years at various locations with different methods including cassette recordings.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
Z 68.

Z

by My Morning Jacket
October 4, 2005
For their fourth album, produced by John Leckie, the Kentucky band sports a new keyboardist and guitarist.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
St. Vincent 69.

St. Vincent

by St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
The fourth full-length release for the indie artist was produced by John Congleton and includes contributions from Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake's McKenzie Smith.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
The Dusk in Us 70.

The Dusk in Us

by Converge
November 3, 2017
The ninth full-length release for the Massachusetts metalcore band was mixed by the band's guitarist, Kurt Ballou.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
Like a Rose 71.

Like a Rose

by Ashley Monroe
March 5, 2013
The second solo album for the Pistol Annies member includes songs co-written with such artists as Sally Barris, Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Lori McKenna, and Jon Randall.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.1
RTJ2 72.

RTJ2

by Run the Jewels
October 27, 2014
The latest release from Killer Mike and El-P features collaborations with Travis Barker of Blink-182, Diane Coffee, and Zack de la Rocha formerly of Rage Against the Machine.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Rounds 73.

Rounds

by Four Tet
May 6, 2003
The sample-based indietronica LP 'Rounds' is the third solo effort for Fridge's Kieran Hebden.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Neon Golden 74.

Neon Golden

by The Notwist
February 25, 2003
This breaktrhough sixth album for the German band combines a variety of disparate elements, most notably moody indie rock and glitchy electronica (think Hood's Cold House), to great effect.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Since I Left You 75.

Since I Left You

by The Avalanches
November 6, 2001
This sample-driven Austrialian dance outfit scored a hit in its homeland with this, its debut full-length release (following three EP releases since 1997). The UK music press created a publicity avalanche for the band in the Spring of 2001, as the album picked up strong reviews (quotes from some appear below) and was featured in numerous articles. Packed with over 600 samples of recordings dating from the 1950's to the present (each one credited in the liner notes!) as well as original instrumentation, 'Since I Left You' is a varied and unique record.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Honey 76.

Honey

by Robyn
October 26, 2018
The first full-length release in eight years for the Swedish artist features contributions from with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund, Adam Bainbridge, Mr. Tophat, and Zhal.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Eternity, In Your Arms 77.

Eternity, In Your Arms

by Creeper
March 24, 2017
The debut full-length release for the British punk rock band is a concept album about a paranormal investigator.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
Kiwanuka 78.

Kiwanuka

by Michael Kiwanuka
November 1, 2019
The third full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter was produced by by Danger Mouse and Inflo.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Modern Times 79.

Modern Times

by Bob Dylan
August 29, 2006
Dylan's first studio release since his 2001 hit 'Love And Theft' is his 44th album overall.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
LEGACY! LEGACY! 80.

LEGACY! LEGACY!

by Jamila Woods
May 10, 2019
The second full-length release for the Chicago R&B artist features guest appearances from Jasminfire, Nitty Scott, Saba, Nico Segal, and theMIND.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.0
Apex Predator - Easy Meat 81.

Apex Predator - Easy Meat

by Napalm Death
January 27, 2015
The 15th studio release for the British grindcore band was produced by Russ Russell.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
HoboSapiens 82.

HoboSapiens

by John Cale
September 7, 2004
Produced by Nick Franglen of Lemon Jelly, 'Hobo Sapiens' finds the 61-year-old Cale still willing to explore new musical territory. Note that none of the 12 songs here were on the "5 Tracks" EP released earlier in 2003.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Miss E... So Addictive 83.

Miss E... So Addictive

by Missy Elliott
May 15, 2001
This is the third album for Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and it again features the acclaimed production work of Timbaland. Guests include Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Ludacris, Eve, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
RTJ4 84.

RTJ4

by Run the Jewels
June 3, 2020
Released a few days early (for free on their website), the fourth full-length studio album for the rap duo features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, DJ Premier, Josh Homme, Greg Nice, Mavis Staples, and Pharrell Williams.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
Sawayama 85.

Sawayama

by Rina Sawayama
April 17, 2020
The debut full-length studio release for the Japanese-British pop artist features production from Clarence Clarity, Nate Company, Bram Inscore, and Nicole Morier.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.1
Black Origami 86.

Black Origami

by Jlin
May 19, 2017
The second full-length release for the electronic producer features contributions from William Basinski, Dope Saint Jude, Fawkes, and Holly Herndon.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.1
Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) 87.

Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo)

by Aimee Mann
May 2, 2000
The third solo release from the former 'Til Tuesday leader finally made it to record stores in May 2000, after a long journey that saw Interscope refuse to release the album and Mann issue it on her own SuperEgo label (after selling it through mail order and at her live performances). All's well that ends well, though, as Mann gained widespread acclaim for her soundtrack to P.T. Anderson's film "Magnolia" and even better reviews for this album, which contains four of the tracks from the soundtrack as well as nine additional songs.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
All Mirrors 88.

All Mirrors

by Angel Olsen
October 4, 2019
The fourth full-length studio release from the North Carolina-based indie folk singer-songwriter features arrangements and production by Ben Babbitt, Jherek Bischoff, and John Congelton.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
Shortly After Takeoff 89.

Shortly After Takeoff

by BC Camplight
April 24, 2020
The final release for Brian Christinzio's "Manchester Trilogy" features contributions from Adam Dawson and Francesca Pidgeon.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Safe In The Hands Of Love 90.

Safe In The Hands Of Love

by Yves Tumor
September 5, 2018
The surprise release from the experimental artist from Tennessee features a guest appearance from James K.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
The Fade in Time 91.

The Fade in Time

by Sam Lee
March 16, 2015
The second full-length release for the Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter was produced by Arthur Jeffes and Jamie Orchard-Lisle.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
5.6
Hand.Cannot.Erase. 92.

Hand.Cannot.Erase.

by Steven Wilson
March 3, 2015
The fourth solo release for the British artist was inspired by a news article about the discovery of a young woman's dead body in her apartment three years after her death.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Coloring Book [Mixtape] 93.

Coloring Book [Mixtape]

by Chance the Rapper
May 13, 2016
The third mixtape from the Chicago rapper (an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks) features gospel elements as well as guest appearances from such artists as 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Francis and the Lights, Future, Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Big Fish Theory 94.

Big Fish Theory

by Vince Staples
June 23, 2017
The second full-length studio release for the rapper features contributions from such artists as A$AP Rocky, Damon Albarn, Kilo Kish, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Signn, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
The  Order of Time 95.

The Order of Time

by Valerie June
March 10, 2017
The fifth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter features guest vocals from Norah Jones.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Fed 96.

Fed

by Plush
August 25, 2008
Originally released in Japan, the sophomore album for Liam Hayes as Plush is finally released wide.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.5
Chris 97.

Chris

by Christine and the Queens
September 21, 2018
The second full-length release for the French pop artist features a guest appearance from Dâm-Funk.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Golden Hour 98.

Golden Hour

by Kacey Musgraves
March 30, 2018
The seventh full-length release for the country singer-songwriter was co-produced with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
A Seat at the Table 99.

A Seat at the Table

by Solange
September 30, 2016
The third full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from Nia Andrews, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Dream, Kelela, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Sampha and
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Last Exit 100.

Last Exit

by Junior Boys
September 21, 2004
This is the first full-length release from the hard-to-pin down Canadian synth-pop trio led by Jeremy Greenspan.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
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    Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson

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  2. 92

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    • User Score: 9.9
  3. 88

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    • Release Date: Sep 25, 2020
  4. 86

    Beyond the Pale - Jarv Is...

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    • User Score: 7.8
  5. 86

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    • Release Date: Sep 4, 2020
    • User Score: 8.4
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  1. 62

    Orca - Gus Dapperton

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
    • User Score: 7.7
  2. 66

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    • Release Date: Sep 11, 2020
  3. 68

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    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
  4. 68

    Every Feeling on a Loop - Josiah Johnson

    • Release Date: Sep 4, 2020
  5. 69

    Faith - Hurts

    • Release Date: Sep 4, 2020
    • User Score: 9.6