Album Releases by Score

Stadium Arcadium 1.

Stadium Arcadium

by Red Hot Chili Peppers
May 9, 2006
Rick Rubin produced this double-disc, 28-song set for the veteran Los Angeles rock outfit.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

by Arctic Monkeys
February 21, 2006
Not only the most-hyped band of early 2006, Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys (led by 19-year-old Alex Turner) managed to accomplish what the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines couldn't do before them: set the UK record for fastest-selling debut album of all time.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
The Black Parade 3.

The Black Parade

by My Chemical Romance
October 24, 2006
This highly-anticipated and highly-theatrical concept album follow's the New Jersey band's 2004 breakthrough hit 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
10,000 Days 4.

10,000 Days

by Tool
May 2, 2006
The dark, proggy, hugely-popular alt-metal outfit fronted by Maynard James Keenan returns with that rarest of things: a new Tool album. It's the band's first release in five years and just their fourth full-length in their 16-year history.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
First Impressions Of Earth 5.

First Impressions Of Earth

by The Strokes
January 3, 2006
The Strokes have abandoned longtime producer Gordon Raphael (well, for all but three tracks) in favor of David Kahne (Sugar Ray) for their third album.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
Playing With Fire 6.

Playing With Fire

by Kevin Federline
October 31, 2006
Now that Britney has dumped him, all he has is his music. Ouch.
Metascore:
15
User Score:
2.2
B'Day 7.

B'Day

by Beyoncé
September 5, 2006
Beyonce's second album features production by Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, the Neptunes, Rich Harrison and Swizz Beatz and a guest appearance by Jay-Z.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.6
Ys 8.

Ys

by Joanna Newsom
November 14, 2006
Steve Albini, Jim O'Rourke and Van Dyke Parks lend a hand on this five-song full-length from the folk singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Back To Basics 9.

Back To Basics

by Christina Aguilera
August 15, 2006
The 'Basics' in the title of this double-disc set are the jazzy blues and soul sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, which Aguilera tackles with the help of Linda Perry and DJ Premier.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Black Holes & Revelations 10.

Black Holes & Revelations

by Muse
July 11, 2006
The stadium-sized English trio returns with a follow-up to its 2004 hit 'Absolution,' again produced by Rich Costey.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Pearl Jam 11.

Pearl Jam

by Pearl Jam
May 2, 2006
Adam Kasper again co-produced the band's belated follow-up to 2002's 'Riot Act.' It is Pearl Jam's eighth studio album overall.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.7
We Don't Need To Whisper 12.

We Don't Need To Whisper

by Angels and Airwaves
May 23, 2006
The first post-Blink-182 recording for Tom DeLonge finds the singer-guitarist in a new group with members of The Offspring and The Distillers.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.5
Sam's Town 13.

Sam's Town

by The Killers
October 3, 2006
Flood and Alan Moulder handled production for the popular Las Vegas band's second album.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.9
Modern Times 14.

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
Return To Cookie Mountain 15.

Return To Cookie Mountain

by TV on the Radio
September 12, 2006
David Bowie guests on the highly-anticipated second LP (and major-label debut) from the distinctive NYC band.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
I'm Not Dead 16.

I'm Not Dead

by P!nk
April 4, 2006
The Indigo Girls guest on the pop singer's first album since 2003.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
FutureSex / LoveSounds 17.

FutureSex / LoveSounds

by Justin Timberlake
September 12, 2006
Timbaland, will.i.am and Rick Rubin are among the producers on the singer's second solo set.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Love 18.

Love

by The Beatles
November 21, 2006
If the concept of "The Beatles, remixed" saddens you, know that original Beatles producer George Martin was at the helm for this project, which serves as the soundtrack to the Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The 26 mashed-up tracks here were augmented with additional instrumentation and vocals performed by The Beatles themselves, culled from hours of original demo and master tapes, with pieces of 130 songs ultimately represented in some form.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
The Eraser 19.

The Eraser

by Thom Yorke
July 11, 2006
Nigel Godrich produced this 9-song solo debut for the Radiohead frontman, which mainly sounds like--shockingly--a Radiohead album, albeit with much less guitar.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Taking The Long Way 20.

Taking The Long Way

by Dixie Chicks
May 23, 2006
Rick Rubin "executive" produced the controversial country outfit's first release in four years. John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, and members of Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Heartbreakers guest.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
Hell Hath No Fury 21.

Hell Hath No Fury

by Clipse
November 28, 2006
This long-delayed second album for Virginia brothers Malice and Pusha T was produced in full by The Neptunes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
The Open Door 22.

The Open Door

by Evanescence
October 3, 2006
Fans of the Grammy-winning band have waited three years for them to return with a second album, which returns Dave Fortman as producer but no longer includes guitarist-songwriter Ben Moody.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.4
At War With The Mystics 23.

At War With The Mystics

by The Flaming Lips
April 4, 2006
Dave Fridmann returns as producer for the ever-weird, Wayne Coyne-led band's first release in four years.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
The Dutchess 24.

The Dutchess

by Fergie
September 19, 2006
The Black Eyed Peas singer's solo debut (which is produced largely by her bandmate will.i.am) includes her hit single "London Bridge."
Metascore:
58
User Score:
5.7
Paris 25.

Paris

by Paris Hilton
August 22, 2006
The heiress and reality television semi-star covers Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" (answer: no) and duets with Jadakiss on her recording debut.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.2
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
The Crane Wife 27.

The Crane Wife

by The Decemberists
October 3, 2006
'Crane Wife' marks the literate, Colin Meloy-led band's major label debut.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Decemberunderground 28.

Decemberunderground

by AFI
June 6, 2006
Jerry Finn returns as producer for the band's first album in three years.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Food & Liquor 29.

Food & Liquor

by Lupe Fiasco
September 19, 2006
Championed by Jay-Z and Kanye West, the Chicago MC finally makes his full-length debut with this 16-track disc.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
The Sweet Escape 30.

The Sweet Escape

by Gwen Stefani
December 5, 2006
The singer's second solo set features production work by Nellee Hooper, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz and Dave Stewart.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.3
Down In Albion 31.

Down In Albion

by Babyshambles
February 14, 2006
The Clash's Mick Jones produced this debut LP for the new band from The Libertines' Pete Doherty.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.4
Blood Mountain 32.

Blood Mountain

by Mastodon
September 12, 2006
The Atlanta metal band's third album marks their major-label debut.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Amputechture 33.

Amputechture

by The Mars Volta
September 12, 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante guests on the prog-rock band's third studio disc, which features eight tracks clocking in at an epic total of 76 minutes.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.3
The Life Pursuit 34.

The Life Pursuit

by Belle and Sebastian
February 7, 2006
Tony Hoffer produced this seventh studio LP for the veteran Scottish indie-pop band.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Loose 35.

Loose

by Nelly Furtado
June 20, 2006
Whoa, Nelly indeed. Timbaland produced the bulk of the singer's dancier, poppier third album, and even sings on one track.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Hip Hop Is Dead 36.

Hip Hop Is Dead

by Nas
December 19, 2006
Dr. Dre, Kanye West and will.i.am are among the producers for the rapper's follow-up to 'Street's Disciple,' which marks his first release for Def Jam.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Destroyer's Rubies 37.

Destroyer's Rubies

by Destroyer
February 21, 2006
Dan Bejar's seventh Destroyer record is as lyrically dense as ever, but marks a shift to a full-band, guitar-oriented sound after 2004's more eclectic 'Your Blues.'
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Boys And Girls In America 38.

Boys And Girls In America

by The Hold Steady
October 3, 2006
The Brooklyn-based rockers move to emo label Vagrant for this John Agnello-produced release.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
St. Elsewhere 39.

St. Elsewhere

by Gnarls Barkley
May 9, 2006
This is the highly-anticipated debut release for the pairing of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Light Grenades 40.

Light Grenades

by Incubus
November 28, 2006
The California alt-metal band returns with its first album in nearly three years.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.8
The Information 41.

The Information

by Beck
October 3, 2006
Nigel Godrich produced the latest eclectic release for the prolific Los Angeles-based artist, which is more varied and uptempo than their previous collaborations.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Ringleader Of The Tormentors 42.

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

by Morrissey
April 4, 2006
Tony Visconti (David Bowie) produced the suddenly prolific Moz's third release of the past two years.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
The Back Room 43.

The Back Room

by Editors
March 21, 2006
The Birmingham, England post-punk quartet is the latest band to have the UK music press in a tizzy, with this debut LP drawing the usual comparisons to Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen. (Actually, they just sound like Interpol.)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me 44.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

by Brand New
November 21, 2006
The Long Island emo band's major-label debut was co-produced by Mike Sapone.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Continuum 45.

Continuum

by John Mayer
September 12, 2006
The singer-songwriter's first album in three years was produced by Steve Jordan and, for the first time, by Mayer himself.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.9
Under The Iron Sea 46.

Under The Iron Sea

by Keane
June 20, 2006
Album number two for the stadium-friendly, piano-led British trio follows two years after the unexpected mega-success of their debut 'Hopes And Fears.'
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.4
Broken Boy Soldiers 47.

Broken Boy Soldiers

by The Raconteurs
May 16, 2006
'Soldiers' marks the debut for the new band consisting of the White Stripes' Jack White, fellow Detroit musician Brendan Benson, and members of the Greenhornes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
Silent Shout 48.

Silent Shout

by The Knife
July 25, 2006
This is the third album (and first American release) for the Swedish brother-sister electro-pop duo of Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Fishscale 49.

Fishscale

by Ghostface Killah
March 28, 2006
MF Doom, Madlib and Pete Rock lend their production talents to the Wu-Tang member's fifth solo outing, which includes a collaboration with Ne-Yo.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Wolfmother 50.

Wolfmother

by Wolfmother
May 2, 2006
This is the first full-length release for the hard-rocking, classic rock-influenced Australian power trio.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Show Your Bones 51.

Show Your Bones

by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
March 28, 2006
The New York trio's short but highly anticipated sophomore set--which features a mellower, more polished sound--was produced by Squeak E Clean and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Bang Bang Rock & Roll 52.

Bang Bang Rock & Roll

by Art Brut
May 9, 2006
The London-based art-rockers led by Eddie Argos make their official debut with this 12-song effort.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 53.

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

by Bruce Springsteen
April 25, 2006
The Boss' first all-covers album contains 13 tracks associated with folkie Pete Seeger.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
On An Island 54.

On An Island

by David Gilmour
March 7, 2006
Guests on the Pink Floyd guitarist's first solo album in over 20 years include Jools Holland, Robert Wyatt, David Crosby, and Graham Nash.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.9
The Drift 55.

The Drift

by Scott Walker
May 23, 2006
The legendary singer-songwriter and one-time teen idol re-emerges with his first album in 11 years. Anyone expecting conventional rock or pop should look elsewhere, however, as it is even more challenging than previous release 'Tilt.'
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Kingdom Come 56.

Kingdom Come

by Jay-Z
November 21, 2006
Forget retirement. The legendary rapper and Def Jam head has resurfaced after a three-year hiatus, with an album that finds him joined by some of the biggest names in hip-hop (Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West) and alt-rock (Coldplay's Chris Martin).
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.4
Revelations 57.

Revelations

by Audioslave
September 5, 2006
Brendan O'Brien produced this third release for the Chris Cornell-led band.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.1
Keys To The World 58.

Keys To The World

by Richard Ashcroft
March 21, 2006
This is the third solo album for the former Verve frontman.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
Saturday Night Wrist 59.

Saturday Night Wrist

by Deftones
October 31, 2006
Bob Erzin (Jane's Addiction) produced the alt-metal band's fifth album. System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian guests.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.6
Idlewild 60.

Idlewild

by Outkast
August 22, 2006
The mega-stars follow 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' with their own 'Purple Rain,' a sure-to-be-huge (and definitely all over the musical map) soundtrack to their movie musical of the same name.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Supernature 61.

Supernature

by Goldfrapp
March 7, 2006
This is the third album for the British electronica duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Eyes Open 62.

Eyes Open

by Snow Patrol
May 9, 2006
Martha Wainwright and Ken Stringfellow are among the guests on Gary Lightbody's fourth Snow Patrol album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.8
Game Theory 63.

Game Theory

by The Roots
August 29, 2006
The hip-hop collective's eighth album is their first for Def Jam records, and also features the return to the group of rapper Malik B.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Donuts 64.

Donuts

by J Dilla aka Jay Dee
February 7, 2006
Acclaimed hip-hop producer James Yancey released this instrumental disc shortly before his death at the age of 32.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Rabbit Fur Coat 65.

Rabbit Fur Coat

by Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
January 24, 2006
This is the solo debut for former child star, Rilo Kiley frontwoman and occasional Postal Service vocalist Jenny Lewis. Contributors include Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and singer-songwriter M. Ward.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Surprise 66.

Surprise

by Paul Simon
May 9, 2006
The singer-songwriter's first solo album in six years also marks his first collaboration with legendary producer and artist Brian Eno. (Finally, a worthy successor to Garfunkel!) Bill Frisell and Herbie Hancock guest.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up 67.

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

by Eminem
December 5, 2006
Originally intended as an underground mixtape, this Eminem-curated disc--which includes 7 songs performed by Mr. Mathers himself, as well as cuts featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Obie Trice and Bizarre--wound up with an official release.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
7.6
Shine On 68.

Shine On

by Jet
October 3, 2006
The Australian rockers reunite with producer Dave Sardy for this second album.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.9
Yellow House 69.

Yellow House

by Grizzly Bear
September 5, 2006
This intricate second album for the Brooklyn-based band led by Edward Droste is their first for Warp Records.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
3121 70.

3121

by Prince
March 21, 2006
This is the purple one's second straight set of mainstream music, following 2004's 'Musicology,' which itself followed a string of more esoteric releases.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
The Greatest 71.

The Greatest

by Cat Power
January 24, 2006
Despite the misleading title, 'The Greatest' is not a best-of collection, but rather is Chan Marshall's first album of original songs in three years. It was recorded in Memphis and finds the singer backed by some of that city's legendary session musicians.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Meds 72.

Meds

by Placebo
April 4, 2006
Michael Stipe and VW (The Kills) guest on the UK band's first album in three years.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Drum's Not Dead 73.

Drum's Not Dead

by Liars
March 21, 2006
The third album for the now Berlin-based experimental trio includes a DVD with (count 'em!) three videos for each of the dozen songs on the CD.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Everything All The Time 74.

Everything All The Time

by Band of Horses
March 21, 2006
This is the full-length debut for the Seattle band (featuring members of the now defunct Carissa's Wierd) that has drawn comparisons to, among others, Neil Young.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Doctor's Advocate 75.

Doctor's Advocate

by The Game
November 14, 2006
The rapper's second album is missing contributions from the Dr. Dre / Eminem / 50 Cent clan who helped power 'The Documentary' to success, but it does feature production work by Kanye West, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
20 Y.O. 76.

20 Y.O.

by Janet Jackson
September 26, 2006
Jermaine Dupri co-produced the latest studio disc for his current girlfriend, the most-assuredly-not-20-year-old Janet Jackson. Nelly guests.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
You In Reverse 77.

You In Reverse

by Built to Spill
April 11, 2006
The Doug Martsch-led band returns with its first album in five years, and its first in 13 years not to utilize producer Phil Ek. Recent touring guitarist Jim Roth makes his recorded debut with the band, and Quasi's Sam Coomes returns to help on keyboards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Leaders Of The Free World 78.

Leaders Of The Free World

by Elbow
February 21, 2006
This is the self-produced third album for the Manchester, England band.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass 79.

I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

by Yo La Tengo
September 12, 2006
After two relatively subdued albums, Ira, Georgia and James return with a much more varied effort that at times recalls pretty much every stage of their history. Roger Moutenot again produces.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
(One) 80.

(One)

by The Panic Channel
August 15, 2006
Three former members of Jane's Addiction--including guitarist Dave Navarro--are joined by singer Steve Isaacs for this new project.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
5.1
Inside In Inside Out 81.

Inside In Inside Out

by The Kooks
October 3, 2006
Tony Hoffer (Beck) produced this first album for the Brighton, England four-piece.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Louder Now 82.

Louder Now

by Taking Back Sunday
April 25, 2006
Eric Valentine (Queens Of The Stone Age) produced the emo band's third studio album and major-label debut.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.1
Who Needs Actions When You Got Words 83.

Who Needs Actions When You Got Words

by Plan B
June 26, 2006
'Actions' is the first album for UK grime artist Plan B (aka Ben Drew), who has drawn comparisons to both Eminem and The Streets' Mike Skinner (which often happens when you are white and kinda rap), although his music is more eclectic than either of those artists.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Living With War 84.

Living With War

by Neil Young
May 9, 2006
The singer-songwriter recorded this strongly political (and anti-Bush) ten-song set in just two weeks earlier this year.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
The Loon 85.

The Loon

by Tapes 'n Tapes
April 4, 2006
The Minneapolis band's debut full-length has drawn comparisons to Pavement.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Stars Of CCTV 86.

Stars Of CCTV

by Hard-Fi
March 14, 2006
The English indie rockers garnered a lot of attention with this debut album, which combines elements of ska, dance and punk.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
Lights And Sounds 87.

Lights And Sounds

by Yellowcard
January 24, 2006
The emo-pop-punk-with-violin outfit expands their sound for their second major-label release. The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines guests.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.7
Rudebox 88.

Rudebox

by Robbie Williams
October 23, 2006
William Orbit, Mark Ronson, Lily Allen and the Pet Shop Boys are among the collaborators on Williams' eclectic seventh studio disc, which finds him experimenting (never a good sign) with electronica and even hip-hop.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.3
Begin To Hope 89.

Begin To Hope

by Regina Spektor
June 13, 2006
The Russia-born, New York-based anti-folkie returns with a dozen new tracks produced by David Kahne (The Strokes).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Vision Valley 90.

Vision Valley

by The Vines
April 4, 2006
This is the third album for the Australian rock band, now down to a trio after the departure of bassist Patrick Matthews.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.2
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood 91.

Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

by Neko Case
March 7, 2006
Members of Calexico and Giant Sand help provide the music for the singer's first studio album in four years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Endless Wire 92.

Endless Wire

by The Who
October 31, 2006
The legendary band's first studio album since 1982 includes a full version of their mini-opera "Wire & Glass," which was recently released (appropriately enough) as a mini-album.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.8
The Outsider 93.

The Outsider

by DJ Shadow
September 19, 2006
Following acclaimed, sample-driven efforts 'Endtroducing' and 'The Private Press,' 'The Outsider' detours DJ Shadow into more conventional hip-hop, with rappers such as David Banner and Q-Tip guesting.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
4.4
When Your Heart Stops Beating 94.

When Your Heart Stops Beating

by (+44)
November 14, 2006
This is the first release for the new project from blink-182's Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.2
The Captain & The Kid 95.

The Captain & The Kid

by Elton John
September 19, 2006
This ten-song effort is a sequel to the singer's 1975 album 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy.'
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
Bitter Tea 96.

Bitter Tea

by The Fiery Furnaces
April 18, 2006
The increasingly prolific brother-sister duo of Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger (this time, sans grandmother) return with their fourth album.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Morph The Cat 97.

Morph The Cat

by Donald Fagen
March 14, 2006
This is the Steely Dan vocalist's first solo disc in over a dozen years.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Dusk And Summer 98.

Dusk And Summer

by Dashboard Confessional
June 27, 2006
Chris Carrabba & co.'s long-delayed fourth album was produced chiefly by Don Gilmore, after sessions with Daniel Lanois were largely scrapped. Counting Crows' Adam Duritz guests.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.5
Rather Ripped 99.

Rather Ripped

by Sonic Youth
June 13, 2006
This self-produced 20th album finds the New York band back down to a four-piece, with Jim O'Rourke dropping out after two albums.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Warning 100.

The Warning

by Hot Chip
June 13, 2006
The genre-mashing Londoners return with a quick follow-up to last year's debut 'Coming On Strong.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Microphones in 2020 - The Microphones

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
    • User Score: 9.8
  2. 85

    No Dream - Jeff Rosenstock

    • Release Date: May 20, 2020
    • User Score: 8.6
  3. 84

    Live at Goose Lake, August 8, 1970 - The Stooges

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
  4. 82

    On&On - Daniel Blumberg

    • Release Date: Jul 31, 2020
  5. 82

    Eight Gates - Jason Molina

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
Lowest of the Month
  1. 63

    Purple Noon - Washed Out

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
    • User Score: 8.3
  2. 70

    Whoosh! - Deep Purple

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
  3. 74

    Pyramid - Jaga Jazzist

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
  4. 80

    Dreamland - Glass Animals

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
    • User Score: 9.0
  5. 82

    Jaguar - Victoria Monét

    • Release Date: Aug 7, 2020
    • User Score: 9.6