Album Releases by User Score

Born This Way 1.

Born This Way

by Lady Gaga
May 23, 2011
The reigning pop queen releases her second full-length studio album.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
The King of Limbs 2.

The King of Limbs

by Radiohead
March 29, 2011
Released a day earlier than expected as a digital download on February 18th, this is the eighth album from the epic, experimental UK five-piece.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
4 3.

4

by Beyoncé
June 28, 2011
The aptly titled fourth studio album from the pop songstress has both dance-floor-ready jams and down-tempo tunes that are a bit tamer than those in the last album.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
21 4.

21

by Adele
February 22, 2011
The British singer’s sophomore album is full of soul and pop rhythms, comparable to Amy Winehouse and Duffy.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Femme Fatale 5.

Femme Fatale

by Britney Spears
March 29, 2011
The famous pop artist's seventh album promises a sleekly produced, seductive sound, perfect for a disco party with her signature dance floor pop.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.5
Talk That Talk 6.

Talk That Talk

by Rihanna
November 21, 2011
The Barbados-born singer's sixth studio album features guest appearances by Calvin Harris and Jay-Z.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.1
Mylo Xyloto 7.

Mylo Xyloto

by Coldplay
October 24, 2011
The fifth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band is a concept album about the love story of Mylo Xyloto, set in an alien dystopia.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Take Care 8.

Take Care

by Drake
November 15, 2011
The second studio album for the hip-hop artist features guest appearances from Andre 3000, Birdman, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nicki Manah, Rick Ross, Rihanna, and The Weeknd.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Tha Carter IV 9.

Tha Carter IV

by Lil Wayne
August 29, 2011
The ninth studio album from the rapper features special guests such as Drake, T-Pain, and Rick Ross.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.0
Watch the Throne 10.

Watch the Throne

by Jay-Z
August 12, 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West join forces to form their own group and release their collaborative new album.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Unbroken 11.

Unbroken

by Demi Lovato
September 20, 2011
Some of the third studio album for the former star of Sonny With A Chance and the Camp Rock movies was recorded after she sought treatment for self-harm and bulimia.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.4
Ceremonials 12.

Ceremonials

by Florence + the Machine
November 1, 2011
The darker second album for the indie band was produced by Paul Epworth.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.9
Biophilia 13.

Biophilia

by Björk
October 11, 2011
The Icelandic actress/singer-songwriter's latest album of experimental music was partially recorded on an iPad.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Lulu 14.

Lulu

by Metallica
November 1, 2011
Lou Reed and Metallica collaborated on this two-disc set of music based on Frank Wedekind's LuLu plays.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
2.3
Helplessness Blues 15.

Helplessness Blues

by Fleet Foxes
May 3, 2011
The Seattle indie-folk outfit return with the harmonious follow-up to their debut.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Bon Iver 16.

Bon Iver

by Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
The Wisconsin-based indie folk band, fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, follows up its highly acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago with a new album.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
House of Balloons 17.

House of Balloons

by The Weeknd
March 21, 2011
The mixtape by Canadian artist Abel Tesfaye was released as a free download.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Goodbye Lullaby 18.

Goodbye Lullaby

by Avril Lavigne
March 8, 2011
A divorce and two-year break left Lavigne with plenty to ponder, and her newest album is one of her most personal and introspective albums to date.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.1
Section.80 19.

Section.80

by Kendrick Lamar
July 2, 2011
The California rapper who worked on Dr. Dre's Detox album releases his third independent album, featuring Colin Munroe, GLC, RZA, Schoolboy Q, Ashtro Bot, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Ab-Soul as guests.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Angles 20.

Angles

by The Strokes
March 22, 2011
The Strokes' self-produced fourth album strikes a neo-garage rock chord with the past, recalling the early sounds of their 2001 debut.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Hell: The Sequel EP 21.

Hell: The Sequel EP

by Bad Meets Evil
June 14, 2011
The hip-hop duo from Detroit consists of rappers Royce da 5'9" and Eminem.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
El Camino 22.

El Camino

by The Black Keys
December 6, 2011
Danger Mouse returns to produce the seventh studio album for The Black Keys.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
I'm with You 23.

I'm with You

by Red Hot Chili Peppers
August 30, 2011
The California rock band releases their 10th album produced by Rick Rubin and the first since 2006 and with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.2
Camp 24.

Camp

by Childish Gambino
November 15, 2011
The second studio album for comedy writer and Community actor Donald Glover was coproduced with Ludwig Goransson.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.8
Who You Are 25.

Who You Are

by Jessie J
April 12, 2011
The Essex-born pop singer, Jessie "J" Cornish, makes her debut and has already created a buzz as the the recent Brit's "Critics Choice" winner.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.4
Cole World: The Sideline Story 26.

Cole World: The Sideline Story

by J. Cole
September 27, 2011
After making three successful mixtapes, the rapper releases his debut studio album featuring guest appearances from Drake, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, and Trey Songz.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Goblin 27.

Goblin

by Tyler, The Creator
May 10, 2011
XL Recordings signed the founding member of the hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All for a one-album deal to release his second solo effort.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Wasting Light 28.

Wasting Light

by Foo Fighters
April 12, 2011
The seventh studio album from the alternative rock band has Dave Grohl bringing in producer Butch Vig (of Nirvana's Nevermind fame) for its latest release.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Evanescence 29.

Evanescence

by Evanescence
October 11, 2011
Nick Raskulinecz produced the third album for the rock band that sees only singer Amy Lee as the remaining original member.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.3
Lasers 30.

Lasers

by Lupe Fiasco
March 8, 2011
The Chicago rapper returns with his third album of slick, electronic beats and rhythms, featuring appearances by Skylar Gray and Trey Songz.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.0
Let England Shake 31.

Let England Shake

by PJ Harvey
February 15, 2011
Polly Jean Harvey takes a political approach on her latest album, as a singer-songwriter speaking on the casualties of war, the cruelty of life and the condition of being human.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Torches 32.

Torches

by Foster the People
May 23, 2011
The Los Angeles indie rock band release their debut album.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Suck It and See 33.

Suck It and See

by Arctic Monkeys
June 7, 2011
Arctic Monkeys partners with producer James Ford for a third time for a fourth album of indie pop songs.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 34.

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

by M83
October 18, 2011
Anthony Gonzalez's two-disc album produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen features contributions from Medicine's Brad Laner, Morgan Kibby, and Zola Jesus.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
The Path of Totality 35.

The Path of Totality

by Korn
December 6, 2011
On its 10th studio album, the West Coast nu metal band experiments with dubstep, collaborating with several on-the-rise producers, including Skrillex, Datsik, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.0
Undun 36.

Undun

by The Roots
December 6, 2011
The 13th studio album is a concept album about the life of Redford Stephens, a fictional character who gets involved with drugs.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Sorry for Party Rocking 37.

Sorry for Party Rocking

by LMFAO
June 21, 2011
The dance pop duo are back with their sophomore album of party anthems.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
4.6
Love? 38.

Love?

by Jennifer Lopez
May 3, 2011
Jennifer Lopez returns after twins with a deeply personal seventh album, featuring collaborations with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, Pitbull, and RedOne.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.1
Gold Cobra 39.

Gold Cobra

by Limp Bizkit
June 28, 2011
The nu-metal Florida quintet releases its sixth studio album; the first in more than a decade with the original lineup.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.2
Lights 40.

Lights

by Ellie Goulding
March 8, 2011
The first full-length album for the British singer-songwriter debuted as number one on the UK album charts. The US version includes three songs not on the UK release.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.4
Stronger 41.

Stronger

by Kelly Clarkson
October 24, 2011
The first American Idol winner returns with her fifth album.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.1
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 42.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
November 8, 2011
Noel Gallagher of Oasis returns with his debut solo album, which also includes Mike Rowe, former keyboardist for Oasis; Jeremy Stacy of The Lemon Trees; Lenny Castro; and the Crouch End Festival Chorus.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
Neighborhoods 43.

Neighborhoods

by Blink-182
September 27, 2011
The punk-pop band returns with its sixth studio album and its first release since it split up in 2005.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
Here and Now 44.

Here and Now

by Nickelback
November 21, 2011
Producer Mutt Lange returns to produce the Canadian hard rock band's seventh release, having previously worked on its 2008 album Dark Horse.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
4.6
James Blake 45.

James Blake

by James Blake
March 22, 2011
Following positive reviews for his EPs, James Blake releases his first full-length album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Strange Mercy 46.

Strange Mercy

by St. Vincent
September 13, 2011
St. Vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, releases her third album, produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Vices & Virtues 47.

Vices & Virtues

by Panic! At the Disco
March 22, 2011
After the loss of two members, the Las Vegas-based rock duo returns with its third studio album of rough-edged emo pop.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.0
Nothing But the Beat 48.

Nothing But the Beat

by David Guetta
August 29, 2011
The French producer/DJ releases his fifth album which includes guest appearances from such artists as Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Usher. will.i.am, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Akon, Timbaland, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and Sia.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.6
Different Gear, Still Speeding 49.

Different Gear, Still Speeding

by Beady Eye
March 1, 2011
With frontman Liam Gallagher taking the reins sans brother Noel, the debut of the Steve Lillywhite-produced album combines psychedelic rock with Beatles-sounding Brit-pop that shows remnants of early Oasis in it's sound.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.1
Rolling Papers 50.

Rolling Papers

by Wiz Khalifa
March 29, 2011
The debut from the Pittsburgh rapper features the biggest-selling hip-hop single of 2010, Black and Yellow--a track that became the unofficial anthem for the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.9
Nostalgia, Ultra. 51.

Nostalgia, Ultra.

by Frank Ocean
February 18, 2011
The mixtape was released as a free download on Frank Ocean's Tumblr.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
All Things Bright and Beautiful 52.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

by Owl City
June 14, 2011
The third studio album from Adam Young's Minnesota-based one-man band is melodic synth-pop laptop electronica.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
7.0
F.A.M.E. 53.

F.A.M.E.

by Chris Brown
March 22, 2011
The singer known for being constantly steeped in controversy turns the spotlight back on music with up-tempo R&B on his latest 13-track release, cowriting the majority of the record and incorporating a synth-pop sound.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.5
50 Words for Snow 54.

50 Words for Snow

by Kate Bush
November 21, 2011
Kate Bush's first new album in six years is influenced by snow and features Stephen Fry, Elton John , and Andy Fairweather Low as guest musicians.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
If Not Now, When? 55.

If Not Now, When?

by Incubus
July 12, 2011
The California band releases its sixth full-length studio album of soulful alternative rock.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.4
Smother 56.

Smother

by Wild Beasts
May 10, 2011
The British quartet releases its follow-up to its 2010 Mercury Prize-nominated album Two Dancers, produced by Richard Formby.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Kaputt 57.

Kaputt

by Destroyer
January 25, 2011
Canadian pop craftsman Daniel Bejar's ninth album combines the glam of David Bowie and the rock and roll of T. Rex into a retro dance soundtrack for disco fans.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
The Whole Love 58.

The Whole Love

by Wilco
September 27, 2011
The Chicago alternative rock band releases its eighth studio album on its own label dBom.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
The R.E.D. Album 59.

The R.E.D. Album

by Game
August 23, 2011
The long delayed 21-track album for the Los Angeles rapper features guest turns from Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Sly, Drake, Rick Ross, Beanie Sigel, Young Jeezy, Big Boi, E-40, Lloyd, Mario, Wale. Chris Brown, Nelly Furtado, and Tyler, the Creator.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.2
Screaming Bloody Murder 60.

Screaming Bloody Murder

by Sum 41
March 29, 2011
The Canadian rock band releases their fifth album of catchy punk songs and even some crossover pop jams.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.4
Audio, Video, Disco 61.

Audio, Video, Disco

by Justice
October 24, 2011
The second full-length studio album for the French electronic duo features guest appearances by Ali Love, Morgan Phalen, and Vincent Vendetta.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.9
Echoes of Silence 62.

Echoes of Silence

by The Weeknd
December 21, 2011
This is the third of the Balloon Trilogy mixtapes offered for free via download by Canadian artist, Abel Tesfaye.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Finally Famous 63.

Finally Famous

by Big Sean
June 28, 2011
The debut from the Detroit rapper features executive producers Kanye West and No I.D.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.1
Radioactive 64.

Radioactive

by Yelawolf
November 21, 2011
Yelawolf's debut album on Eminem's record label features Kid Rock, Gangsta Boo, and Lil John.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.3
Blue Slide Park 65.

Blue Slide Park

by Mac Miller
November 8, 2011
The debut full-length album for the Pittsburgh rapper follows the release of his 2010 mixtap K.I.D.S.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
5.9
The Hunter 66.

The Hunter

by Mastodon
September 27, 2011
The Atlanta metal band's first album that is not a concept release was produced by Mike Elizondo.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Codes and Keys 67.

Codes and Keys

by Death Cab for Cutie
May 31, 2011
The melodic emo chart-toppers from Washington return with their seventh album.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 68.

Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2

by Beastie Boys
May 3, 2011
The Brooklyn-based hip-hop legends return with their eighth studio album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Collapse into Now 69.

Collapse into Now

by R.E.M.
March 8, 2011
R.E.M. returns with their 15th album, mixing up their winning musical recipe of the past with a new approach, featuring guest appearances by Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder, and Peaches.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Circuital 70.

Circuital

by My Morning Jacket
May 31, 2011
Nearly three years since its last release, the Kentucky psychedelic-indie band offer up its sixth album.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
The Fall 71.

The Fall

by Gorillaz
April 19, 2011
The digital-only album was recorded by Damon Albarn on his iPad while on tour in 2010 is released on CD.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.5
Bad as Me 72.

Bad as Me

by Tom Waits
October 25, 2011
The latest album for the singer-songwriter is the first album of all new songs since 2004's Real Gone.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? 73.

What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?

by The Vaccines
May 31, 2011
The debut album for the British indie rock band was produced by Dan Grech.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.2
Nine Types of Light 74.

Nine Types of Light

by TV on the Radio
April 12, 2011
The Brooklyn art-rock quintet releases its fourth studio album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
The  King Is Dead 75.

The King Is Dead

by The Decemberists
January 18, 2011
The Portland-based band returns with less rock and more atmospheric, orchestral arrangements with a little bit of country-folk thrown in as well.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Lioness: Hidden Treasures 76.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures

by Amy Winehouse
December 6, 2011
The final album from Amy Winehouse was compiled by producer Salaam Remi from demos, covers, and, outtakes recorded from 2002 to March 2011
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.1
Thursday 77.

Thursday

by The Weeknd
August 19, 2011
The second of a trilogy of mixtapes from Canadian artist The Weeknd was produced by Doc McKinney and Illangelo.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Black Up 78.

Black Up

by Shabazz Palaces
June 28, 2011
The Seattle-based project, including Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets, is Sub Pop's first hip-hop signing.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Planet Pit 79.

Planet Pit

by Pitbull
June 21, 2011
The Miami rapper's new album consists of club bangers and features collaborations with Marc Anthony and Ne-Yo.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
4.2
Burst Apart 80.

Burst Apart

by The Antlers
May 10, 2011
The Brooklyn band return with a follow-up to their indie-rock landmark album, Hospice.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Who Kill 81.

Who Kill

by tUnE-yArDs
April 19, 2011
Oakland experimental artist Merill Garbus returns with a second album of lo-fi sounds and eclectic noise-pop.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Endgame 82.

Endgame

by Rise Against
March 15, 2011
The punk rock quartet from Chicago's sixth studio album reveals a change in sound for the group, with more polished, politically-driven songs and uptempo rhythms.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Yuck 83.

Yuck

by Yuck
February 15, 2011
The London-based band’s debut is full of fuzzy noise rock and guitar-heavy anthems, seemingly influenced by the ‘90s grunge era.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
The  Dreamer/The Believer 84.

The Dreamer/The Believer

by Common
December 20, 2011
Maya Angelou, John Legend, and Nas appear as guests on the Chicago rapper's latest album produced by No I.D.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
In Waves 85.

In Waves

by Trivium
August 9, 2011
The Floridian heavy metal band releases their fifth studio album.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.2
Build a Rocket Boys! 86.

Build a Rocket Boys!

by Elbow
April 12, 2011
The Manchester five-piece alt-rock band's fifth album follows up their Mercury Prize-Winning album, The Seldom Seen Kid, and further showcases their poetic, lyric-driven, atmospheric music.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Tomboy 87.

Tomboy

by Panda Bear
April 12, 2011
Noah Lennox, Animal Collective's founding member, releases his fourth solo album.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Wounded Rhymes 88.

Wounded Rhymes

by Lykke Li
March 1, 2011
Sweden's Lykke Li continues to disarm listeners with her distinctive voice on her second album, keeping in tune with her tough sensuality and pop whimsy.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Thank You, Happy Birthday 89.

Thank You, Happy Birthday

by Cage the Elephant
January 11, 2011
The Kentucky quintet's sophomore album is filled with noisy guitars and pop-laced alternative rock jams, comparable to bands like the Pixies and Cake.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Soul Punk 90.

Soul Punk

by Patrick Stump
October 18, 2011
The Fall Out Boy singer also wrote and produced this entire debut solo album.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.5
Major/Minor 91.

Major/Minor

by Thrice
September 20, 2011
The Southern California rock band releases their seventh album of melodic alternative rock.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
All 6's and 7's 92.

All 6's and 7's

by Tech N9ne
June 7, 2011
Born Aaron Dontez Yates, the Kansas City rapper releases his latest LP on Strange Music, featuring appearances from Busta Rhymes, E-40, T-Pain, and more.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
David Comes To Life 93.

David Comes To Life

by Fucked Up
June 7, 2011
The Toronto seven-piece release a four-act narrative album, as theatrical as it is musical.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
All You Need Is Now 94.

All You Need Is Now

by Duran Duran
March 22, 2011
The 13th studio album from the English pop band of the '80s blends glam with disco and modern pop, melding the various genres together into a catchy collaboration.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Mine Is Yours 95.

Mine Is Yours

by Cold War Kids
January 25, 2011
On its third album, Long Beach's indie rock quartet takes a more personal approach lyrically and gets a little more blues oriented musically--all while retaining its modern-rock sound.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.8
Here I Am 96.

Here I Am

by Kelly Rowland
July 26, 2011
The former Destiny's Child singer puts out her third solo effort.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.2
The Greatest Story Never Told 97.

The Greatest Story Never Told

by Saigon
February 15, 2011
The long-awaited debut album by the Brooklyn-based rapper is produced by Just Blaze and features guest appearances from Q-Tip, Jay-Z and other notable artists.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Th1rt3en 98.

Th1rt3en

by Megadeth
November 1, 2011
The 13th album for the heavy metal band was produced by Johnny K.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2

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Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Tresor - Gwenno

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
  2. 77

    Forgiveness - Girlpool

    • Release Date: Apr 29, 2022
  3. 74

    Household Name - Momma

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
Lowest of the Month
  1. 74

    Household Name - Momma

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
  2. 77

    Forgiveness - Girlpool

    • Release Date: Apr 29, 2022
  3. 87

    Tresor - Gwenno

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022