Album Releases by User Score

xx 1.

xx

by The xx
October 6, 2009
This is the debut album for the South London quartet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
The Fame Monster 2.

The Fame Monster

by Lady Gaga
November 23, 2009
The New York-born singer releases an eight track album inspired by her current fame.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

by Phoenix
May 26, 2009
The fourth album for the French rock band was produced with Philippe Zdar.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Fever Ray 4.

Fever Ray

by Fever Ray
March 24, 2009
The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson releases her solo album under the name Fever Ray.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Relapse 5.

Relapse

by Eminem
May 19, 2009
The Detroit rapper returns with his first album in five years, which features guest appearances by 50 Cent and producer Dr. Dre.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.2
Merriweather Post Pavilion 6.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

by Animal Collective
January 20, 2009
The ninth album from the rock group was produced by Ben Allen.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 7.

Man On The Moon: The End Of Day

by Kid Cudi
September 15, 2009
The debut album for the Cleveland-born who helped cowrite four tracks on Kayne West's "808s & Heartbreak."
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.9
Rated R 8.

Rated R

by Rihanna
November 23, 2009
The fourth studio album for the R&B singer from Barbados features Slash, will.i.am, and Young Jeezy as guest artists.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Lungs 9.

Lungs

by Florence + the Machine
October 20, 2009
The debut album for the band led by Florence Welch was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Mackay.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Humbug 10.

Humbug

by Arctic Monkeys
August 25, 2009
The third album for the British band was co-produced by Josh Homme and James Ford.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart 11.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
February 3, 2009
This is the debut full-length album for the New York indie-rock band.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Real Estate 12.

Real Estate

by Real Estate
November 17, 2009
The New Jersey indie rock band that includes ex-Titus Andronicus member Martin Courtney releases its debut album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Miike Snow 13.

Miike Snow

by Miike Snow
June 9, 2009
Andrew Wyatt teamed up with Swedish producers Chris Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (best known for their Grammy-winning work on Britney Spears' "Toxic") to form the new group.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.5
Say Anything 14.

Say Anything

by Say Anything
November 3, 2009
The third album for the Los Angeles rock band was produced by Neal Avron.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Abnormally Attracted To Sin 15.

Abnormally Attracted To Sin

by Tori Amos
May 19, 2009
The latest release for the singer-songwriter is her first independent album after ending her contract with Epic Records.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.6
Moderat 16.

Moderat

by Moderat
April 28, 2009
Modeselektor and Apparat team up to release their first full-lenth album together.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Kicks 17.

Kicks

by 1990s
March 24, 2009
The second album for the Scottish band was produced by Bernard Butler and is the first album with Dino Bardot, who replaced Jamie McMorrow.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Beak> 18.

Beak>

by Beak>
November 17, 2009
The debut album for the trio from Bristol was written in 12 days.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Walking On A Dream 19.

Walking On A Dream

by Empire of the Sun
April 21, 2009
The debut album for the Australian band formed by The Sleepy Jackson's Luke Steele and Pnau's Nick Littlemore.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.3
Daisy 20.

Daisy

by Brand New
September 22, 2009
This is the fourth full-length album for the Long Island, New York, rock band.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Veckatimest 21.

Veckatimest

by Grizzly Bear
May 26, 2009
The third album for the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
The Century Of Self 22.

The Century Of Self

by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
February 17, 2009
The sixth full-length album for the rock band from Texas is its first on the Richter Scale/Justice label.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
21st Century Breakdown 23.

21st Century Breakdown

by Green Day
May 15, 2009
The eighth studio album for the band was produced by Butch Vig.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
The Ecstatic 24.

The Ecstatic

by Mos Def
June 9, 2009
The fourth solo album for the rapper/actor features Talib Kweli, Slick rick, and Georgia Anne Muldrow as guest artists.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Fuckbook 25.

Fuckbook

by Condo Fucks
March 24, 2009
The first album by Yo La Tengo under the Condo Fucks band name.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Wilco (The Album) 26.

Wilco (The Album)

by Wilco
June 30, 2009
The seventh album for the rock group was produced with Jim Scott.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Born Like This 27.

Born Like This

by DOOM
March 24, 2009
The latest album for Daniel Dumile, who dropped MF from his name and now goes by Doom.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
This Is War 28.

This Is War

by Thirty Seconds to Mars
December 8, 2009
The Jared Leto-led rock band releases its third album produced with Flood and Steve Lillywhite.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.7
Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel 29.

Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

by Mariah Carey
September 29, 2009
The 12th studio album for the singer was produced with L.A. Reid, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Album 30.

Album

by Girls
September 22, 2009
This is the debut album for the San Francisco-based duo of Christopher Owens and Chet White.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Music For The People 31.

Music For The People

by The Enemy
April 27, 2009
The second album for the alt-rock band was recorded in analog.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
5.6
Love vs Money 32.

Love vs Money

by The-Dream
March 10, 2009
The second album for the producer/singer was produced with Chrstopher "Tricky" Stewart and features guest appearances by Kanye West, Mariah Carey, and Lil Jon.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Live At Reading 33.

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
The Resistance 34.

The Resistance

by Muse
September 15, 2009
The fifth album for the English rock trio was produced entirely by the band.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Hospice 35.

Hospice

by The Antlers
August 18, 2009
This is the second album for the Peter Silberman-led band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
She Wolf 36.

She Wolf

by Shakira
November 23, 2009
The Colombian singer releases her third English-language album, which reunites her with Wyclef Jean, who appeared on their number one single "Hips Don't Lie."
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
The E.N.D. 37.

The E.N.D.

by The Black Eyed Peas
June 9, 2009
The Black Eyed Peas return to release its first studio album in five years.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.3
Manners 38.

Manners

by Passion Pit
May 19, 2009
The debut full-length album for the Massachusetts indie-rock band.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
brand new eyes 39.

brand new eyes

by Paramore
September 29, 2009
The follow-up to the band's second album was produced by Rob Cavallo.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Swoon 40.

Swoon

by Silversun Pickups
April 14, 2009
The second album for the Los Angeles indie-rock band was produced by Dave Cooley.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.8
Crack The Skye 41.

Crack The Skye

by Mastodon
March 24, 2009
The fourth album from the Atlantia, Georgia rock band features songs about the murder of Rasputin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit 42.

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
February 17, 2009
The second album post-Drive-By Truckers for the singer-songwriter from Alabama is the first to feature The 400 Unit.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
It's Not Me, It's You 43.

It's Not Me, It's You

by Lily Allen
February 10, 2009
The follow-up to her 2007 debut album was produced by Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
Intuit 44.

Intuit

by Ramona Falls
August 18, 2009
Menomena's Brent Knopf releases the first album of his solo project, Ramona Falls, which features more than 30 guests musicians.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.6
Actor 45.

Actor

by St. Vincent
May 5, 2009
Annie Clark's second album was produced with John Congleton.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Keep It Hid 46.

Keep It Hid

by Dan Auerbach
February 10, 2009
This is the solo debut album for the Black Keys singer/guitarist.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Empyrean 47.

The Empyrean

by John Frusciante
January 27, 2009
The 10th solo album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist features Flea and Johnny Marr as guest artists.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
9.0
Graffiti 48.

Graffiti

by Chris Brown
December 8, 2009
The third album for the R&B singer features Game, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Plies, Swizz Beatz, Trey Songz, Eva Simons, and Tank as his guest singers.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
5.0
The Blueprint 3 49.

The Blueprint 3

by Jay-Z
September 8, 2009
After seven years, the final album of his Blueprint series is finally released.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.2
Ocean Eyes 50.

Ocean Eyes

by Owl City
July 28, 2009
This is the second full-length album for the Minnesota-born electronic artist.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.1
The Satanic Satanist 51.

The Satanic Satanist

by Portugal. The Man
July 21, 2009
The rock quartet from Alaska, now based in Portland, Oregon, releases its fourth album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Billy Talent III 52.

Billy Talent III

by Billy Talent
September 22, 2009
The third studio album (under the Billy Talent name) for the Canadian band was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.0
Bitte Orca 53.

Bitte Orca

by Dirty Projectors
June 9, 2009
The latest album for the Brooklyn-based indie band is its first on the Domino Records label.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Blackout! 2 54.

Blackout! 2

by Method Man & Redman
May 19, 2009
After some delays, the sequel to the release of the first collaboration together, Blackout!, is finally released.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Before I Self Destruct 55.

Before I Self Destruct

by 50 Cent
November 16, 2009
The fourth album for the rapper is finally released and features appearances by Eminem, Ne Yo, Lloyd Banks, and R. Kelly.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.0
Embryonic 56.

Embryonic

by The Flaming Lips
October 13, 2009
The latest album for the rock band features guest appearances by MGMT, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O, and German mathematician, Dr. Thorsten Wormann.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Backspacer 57.

Backspacer

by Pearl Jam
September 20, 2009
The ninth studio album for the Seattle-based alt rock band was produced with Brendan O'Brien.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Journal For Plague Lovers 58.

Journal For Plague Lovers

by Manic Street Preachers
September 15, 2009
The latest album for the Welsh rock band was produced by Steve Albini and features lyrics from Richey James Edwards, who went missing in 1995.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
BLACKsummers'night 59.

BLACKsummers'night

by Maxwell
July 7, 2009
The first album for the singer since 2001's "Now" is part of a planned trilogy (the next two albums to be named BlackSUMMERS'night and Blacksummers'NIGHT).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
No Line On The Horizon 60.

No Line On The Horizon

by U2
March 3, 2009
The 12th studio album for the Irish rock band was produced with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Here We Go Magic 61.

Here We Go Magic

by Here We Go Magic
February 24, 2009
The debut album for Luke Temple as Here We Go Magic was recorded in two months.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Fray 62.

The Fray

by The Fray
February 3, 2009
The follow-up to the Colorado quartet's twice-platinum debut album was produced by Aaron Johnson and Mike Flynn.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.2
Waking Up 63.

Waking Up

by OneRepublic
November 17, 2009
This is the second album for the Grammy-nominated rock band from Colorado.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.9
World Painted Blood 64.

World Painted Blood

by Slayer
November 3, 2009
Greg Fidelman and Rick Rubin produced the latest disc for the thrash metal band.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
I And Love And You 65.

I And Love And You

by The Avett Brothers
September 29, 2009
Rick Rubin produces the latest album for the North Carolina band.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
I Look To You 66.

I Look To You

by Whitney Houston
August 31, 2009
The multi-award winning singer returns to release her first album in seven years.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.4
It's Blitz 67.

It's Blitz

by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
March 31, 2009
The third album for the New York band was produced by Nick Launay and Dave Sitek.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
The Hazards Of Love 68.

The Hazards Of Love

by The Decemberists
March 24, 2009
The Portland, Oregon, indie band's fifth album features guest appearances by Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark, My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Robyn Hitchcock, and the Spinanes' Rebecca Gates.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Welcome To Mali 69.

Welcome To Mali

by Amadou & Mariam
March 24, 2009
The African duo met at a school for the blind and have since written a song for the 2006 World Cup and their latest album features production by Damon Albarn.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
The Seventh Seal 70.

The Seventh Seal

by Rakim
November 17, 2009
The rap artist releases his first solo album in ten years.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.1
Raditude 71.

Raditude

by Weezer
November 3, 2009
The latest album for the California rock band features a guest appearance by Lil Wayne.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.9
Slaughterhouse 72.

Slaughterhouse

by Slaughterhouse
August 11, 2009
The debut album for the rap group composed of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5'9.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
Invaders Must Die 73.

Invaders Must Die

by The Prodigy
March 3, 2009
The first album for the electronic duo in four years features Dave Grohl and James Rushent as guest musicians.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.8
Paranoid Cocoon 74.

Paranoid Cocoon

by Cotton Jones
January 27, 2009
Formally known as The Cotton Jones Basket Ride, the band releases its second full-length album on the Suicide Squeeze Records label.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Them Crooked Vultures 75.

Them Crooked Vultures

by Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
The debut album for the supergroup composed of the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
Only Revolutions 76.

Only Revolutions

by Biffy Clyro
November 9, 2009
The fifth studio album for the Scottish rock trio was produced by Garth "GGGarth" Richardson.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Love 2 77.

Love 2

by Air
October 6, 2009
The French duo worked with drummer Joey Waronker on their latest studio album.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Grace Around the World 78.

Grace Around the World

by Jeff Buckley
June 2, 2009
The CD/DVD set collects some of the performances the singer-songwriter gave during his world tour to promote his debut album, "Grace," from 1994 to 1996.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.4
Fantasies 79.

Fantasies

by Metric
April 14, 2009
The fourth album for the indie-rock band was mixed by John O'Mahony.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Rules 80.

Rules

by The Whitest Boy Alive
March 31, 2009
The second album for the German-based band led by Kings of Convenience's Erlend Oye.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.3
LotusFlow3r 81.

LotusFlow3r

by Prince
March 29, 2009
After releasing Planet Earth for free in the United Kingdom, the singer-songwriter's three albums (one by new artist Bria Valente) are packaged together as a Target store exclusive in the United States.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.4
Midwinter Graces 82.

Midwinter Graces

by Tori Amos
November 10, 2009
The latest album for the singer-songwriter is 12 tracks (14 on the deluxe edition or 15 with the iTunes bonus track) of traditional and original holiday songs.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
The List 83.

The List

by Rosanne Cash
October 6, 2009
The daughter of Johnny Cash releases a country covers album. Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, and Rufus Wainwright appear as guest singers.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II 84.

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

by Raekwon
September 8, 2009
The Wu-Tang Clan-member releases his fourth solo album featuring such artists as his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Lyfe Jennings, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, and Slick Rick.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Shaka Rock 85.

Shaka Rock

by Jet
August 25, 2009
Chris "Frenchie" Smith produces the Australian hard rock band's third album.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.4
Lines, Vines and Trying Times 86.

Lines, Vines and Trying Times

by Jonas Brothers
June 16, 2009
The pop group's fourth album features Miley Cyrus, Common, and Jonny Long.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
3.3
Scream 87.

Scream

by Chris Cornell
March 10, 2009
The latest solo album for the singer/guitarist was produced by Timberland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
4.2
Glasvegas 88.

Glasvegas

by Glasvegas
January 6, 2009
The Scottish band's debut album was produced by Rich Costey and lead singer James Allen.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Bleach: Deluxe Edition 89.

Bleach: Deluxe Edition

by Nirvana
November 3, 2009
The debut album for the grunge band is remastered and reissued with a 1990 live recording of a concert at Portland, Oregon's Pine Street Theatre.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Play On 90.

Play On

by Carrie Underwood
November 3, 2009
The third album for the multi-award winning country singer was again produced by Mark Bright.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.8
Axe To Fall 91.

Axe To Fall

by Converge
October 20, 2009
The latest album for the punk rock band features guest artists from such bands as Cave In, Genghis Tron, Neurosis, and Hatebreed.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Declaration Of Dependence 92.

Declaration Of Dependence

by Kings of Convenience
October 20, 2009
The third album for the Norwegian rock duo is its first since 2004's "Riot On An Empty Street."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.4
Blue Record 93.

Blue Record

by Baroness
October 13, 2009
The second full-length album for the Georgia-based rock band is its first with new guitarist Peter Adams.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Black Gives Way To Blue 94.

Black Gives Way To Blue

by Alice in Chains
September 29, 2009
The band's first album in more than 14 years was produced with Nick Raskulinecz and features new lead singer William DuVall (original singer Layne Staley died in 2002).
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
The Incident 95.

The Incident

by Porcupine Tree
September 15, 2009
The latest album for the rock band led by Steven Wilson features a 55-minute piece (broken up into 14 tracks).
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Up From Below 96.

Up From Below

by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
July 14, 2009
This is the debut album for the 11-piece indie rock band led by Alex Ebert.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.9
Wait For Me 97.

Wait For Me

by Moby
June 30, 2009
Influenced by a talk he heard by David Lynch, Moby recorded the album at home.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.6
Roadhouse Sun 98.

Roadhouse Sun

by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
June 2, 2009
The second major release for the New Mexico singer.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Amanda Leigh 99.

Amanda Leigh

by Mandy Moore
May 26, 2009
The latest album for the actress/pop singer was produced with Mike Viola and on her manager's new record label.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
Sounds Of The Universe 100.

Sounds Of The Universe

by Depeche Mode
April 21, 2009
The first album to be released by EMI in the US (previously Warner Music had US rights) for the English alt-electronic band.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4

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