Album Releases by User Score

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 1.

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:
8.4
Recovery 2.

Recovery

by Eminem
June 22, 2010
Eminem continues his forward momentum with confrontational, angst-ridden rap that digs deep into the psyche on his new album.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.3
Teenage Dream 3.

Teenage Dream

by Katy Perry
August 24, 2010
The Grammy Award-nominated singer's sophomore release is full of pop-rock gems and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and Rivers Cuomo.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.9
Michael 4.

Michael

by Michael Jackson
December 14, 2010
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Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.4
Interpol 5.

Interpol

by Interpol
September 7, 2010
The NY-based band returns with its fourth, self-titled release, which was mixed by Alan Moulder and highlights the band's dark-themed, post-punk style.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Bionic 6.

Bionic

by Christina Aguilera
June 8, 2010
Feisty and futuristic, the platinum-blond pop singer's first album in four years features collaborations with Sia, Le Tigre and Ladytron, as well as other indie artists, to create a sonic landscape of sound unlike anything she's done before.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.2
The ArchAndroid 7.

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:
8.9
Speak Now 8.

Speak Now

by Taylor Swift
October 25, 2010
The singer-songwriter's third album is the first that she wrote entirely on her own and remains true to her country-pop roots that made her one of the biggest selling artists of 2009.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Animal 9.

Animal

by Ke$ha
January 5, 2010
The debut album for the singer who appeared on the Flo Rida single "Right Round."
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.2
XXXX 10.

XXXX

by You Say Party! We Say Die!
February 9, 2010
Released in their native country last fall, the third album for the Canadian rockers finds the quintet adds new variations to their sound.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Stone Temple Pilots 11.

Stone Temple Pilots

by Stone Temple Pilots
May 25, 2010
The Grammy-winning California rock band led by Scott Weiland returns with its first album in nearly a decade.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.9
Strange Weather, Isn't It? 12.

Strange Weather, Isn't It?

by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]
August 24, 2010
Following the influence of artists such as Iggy Pop and David Bowie, !!! went to Berlin to produce their texturally full-bodied--pop yet still heavily brooding--new album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.5
Pink Friday 13.

Pink Friday

by Nicki Minaj
November 22, 2010
After making an explosive debut appearing on other artist's songs, rapper Nicki Minaj finally releases her debut of electro-infused, bold, and hook-heavy hip-hop.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.1
Plastic Beach 14.

Plastic Beach

by Gorillaz
March 9, 2010
The third album for Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett animated group features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Kano, Mos Def, De La Soul, Gruff Rhys, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Fall's Mark E. Smith, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Bobby Womack, The Clash's Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
The Suburbs 15.

The Suburbs

by Arcade Fire
August 3, 2010
The Montreal band return with their third studio album of soaring anthems and varied instrumentation, a pairing that has successfully secured their place as indie rock royalty.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Loud 16.

Loud

by Rihanna
November 16, 2010
The Barbadian pop star's fifth album is boasted as her rebirth, showcasing her vocal and lyrical range as a versatile artist. It carries more than just club-ready cuts and includes collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Eminem.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.9
The  Age of Adz 17.

The Age of Adz

by Sufjan Stevens
October 12, 2010
Known for his genre-bending instrumentation and soulful lyricism, the Detroit-born indie rocker returns five years after his last proper album with an experimental variety of electro-orchestral folk pop songs.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
High Violet 18.

High Violet

by The National
May 11, 2010
The band and Peter Katis produced the Brooklyn-based rock quintet's fifth full-length album.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
A Thousand Suns 19.

A Thousand Suns

by Linkin Park
September 14, 2010
Linkin Park team up again with legendary producer Rick Rubin for its fourth album in attempt to create a genre all of its own.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.6
The Family Jewels 20.

The Family Jewels

by Marina and the Diamonds
May 25, 2010
The Wales-born Greek singer-songwriter releases her debut full-length album.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.7
Halcyon Digest 21.

Halcyon Digest

by Deerhunter
September 28, 2010
The Atlanta-based quartet's fourth album combines calm shoegaze pop and noisy punk rock to create a dreamy, psychedelic sound.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Pete Yorn 22.

Pete Yorn

by Pete Yorn
September 28, 2010
The singer-songwriter and guitarist's self-titled album follows his collaborative effort with actress Scarlett Johansson and features famed Pixies frontman Frank Black as a producer of his straightforward pop rock.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.9
Can't Be Tamed 23.

Can't Be Tamed

by Miley Cyrus
June 22, 2010
Miley breaks free from her role as Hannah Montana on Disney with a third CD of big ballads and dance beats.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.4
Back to Me 24.

Back to Me

by Fantasia
August 24, 2010
The American Idol songstress returns with her highly anticipated third album featuring--for the first time as a bonus track--Fantasia's signature song from her acting role in The Color Purple.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.5
Aphrodite 25.

Aphrodite

by Kylie Minogue
July 6, 2010
The Australian pop singer returns with more dance-floor slammers and pure pop hits that have kept her career going for over twenty years.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
This Is Happening 26.

This Is Happening

by LCD Soundsystem
May 18, 2010
The third album for the dance-rock band is reportedly James Murphy's last as LCD Soundsystem.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Nobody's Daughter 27.

Nobody's Daughter

by Hole
April 27, 2010
The band officially disbanded in 2002, but it's been more than 12 years since the Courtney Love-led rock band recorded "Celebrity Skin." A new lineup greets listeners as original members Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf der Maur do not return.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.5
Congratulations 28.

Congratulations

by MGMT
April 13, 2010
Pete Kember produced the second album with the rock band led by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, which also includes three members from the touring live band.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
Teen Dream 29.

Teen Dream

by Beach House
January 26, 2010
The CD/DVD set features the first album on Sub Pop for the dream pop duo from Baltimore.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Tourist History 30.

Tourist History

by Two Door Cinema Club
April 27, 2010
The Northern Ireland duo who remixed the Phoenix track "Lasso" releases its first full-length album produced by Eliot James.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.4
Slash 31.

Slash

by Slash
April 6, 2010
The debut solo album for the Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist was produced by Eric Valentine and features guest appearances by Chris Cornell, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, and Fergie, as well as former Guns N' Roses members, Izzy Stadlin, Duff McKagan, and Steve Adler.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.3
MAYA 32.

MAYA

by M.I.A.
July 13, 2010
The Sri Lankan-born, UK-based rapper releases her third album of eclectic, bold beats featuring production by Blaqstarr, Switch, and Diplo.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Broken Bells 33.

Broken Bells

by Broken Bells
March 9, 2010
This is the debut album for The Shins James Mercer and producer Brian Burton (aka as Danger Mouse).
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Sigh No More 34.

Sigh No More

by Mumford & Sons
February 16, 2010
Produced by Markus Dravs, the debut album for the folk rock quartet went platinum in the UK.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.9
Rebirth 35.

Rebirth

by Lil Wayne
February 2, 2010
On his seventh album called Rebirth, Lil Wayne fuses rock with his rap lyrical flow and features guest appearances from Eminem, Shanell (aka SNL), Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj, and others.
Metascore:
37
User Score:
3.3
Contra 36.

Contra

by Vampire Weekend
January 12, 2010
The second album for the rock band was produced by band member, Rostam Batmanglij.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 37.

Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

by My Chemical Romance
November 22, 2010
My Chemical Romance's latest release -- four years after the last album -- reveals a slightly different sound and style for the band while keeping its recognizable emo meets rock-and-roll spirit.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Body Talk 38.

Body Talk

by Robyn
November 22, 2010
The Swedish singer-songwriter's album is part of her 2010 Body Talk trilogy, containing five new tracks and another handful of songs with different versions from her previously released first and second parts.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Diamond Eyes 39.

Diamond Eyes

by Deftones
May 4, 2010
The sixth album for the rock band was recorded and released as a substitution (with Sergio Vega on bass) to Eros which was put on hold when bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a serious car accident.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray 40.

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

by B.o.B
April 27, 2010
The debut full-length release for the Atlanta, Georgia, native features guest appearances from such artists as Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Paramore's Hayley Williams, and Eminem.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.3
Travelling Like The Light 41.

Travelling Like The Light

by V.V. Brown
April 20, 2010
The British singer-songwriter who has worked with the Pussycat Dolls and Sugarbabes releases her debut album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Man on the Moon, Vol. 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager 42.

Man on the Moon, Vol. 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager

by Kid Cudi
November 9, 2010
The rapper from Cleveland returns with the sequel to his debut album, featuring guest rappers Snoop Dogg and Cage.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Brothers 43.

Brothers

by The Black Keys
May 18, 2010
The latest album for the duo of Daniel Auerbach and Patrick Carney features two tracks produced with Danger Mouse.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
31 Minutes To Takeoff 44.

31 Minutes To Takeoff

by Mike Posner
August 10, 2010
Known as "Baby Timberlake," this Duke University student is a pop singer who stands on his own, going from a dorm-room mixtape to potential stardom with his new album.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.1
All Delighted People EP 45.

All Delighted People EP

by Sufjan Stevens
August 20, 2010
Before the October 12th release of Sufjan Steven's full length album The Age of Adz, the artist released this eight-track EP as a digital download.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.3
Beach Fossils 46.

Beach Fossils

by Beach Fossils
July 27, 2010
This is the debut album for the lo-fi indie band led by Dustin Payseur.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Nightmare 47.

Nightmare

by Avenged Sevenfold
July 27, 2010
Following the unexpected death of drummer Jimmy Sullivan, the metal band's latest release is a reflection on death and despair that fits the menacing mood, which has shaped its sound over the years.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.3
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 48.

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:
8.7
How I Got Over 49.

How I Got Over

by The Roots
June 22, 2010
The legendary Philadelphia posse returns with its first release since playing with Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's house band. Staying true to its roots with acoustic jazz grooves and elements of rock and soul, The Roots continue its reign as one of hip-hop's most innovative acts.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Thank Me Later 50.

Thank Me Later

by Drake
June 15, 2010
Showcasing his depth as a rapper, singer, and songwriter, Drake's debut album secures his place among hip-hop's elite with emotionally charged lyrics and dynamically produced beats.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Treats 51.

Treats

by Sleigh Bells
June 1, 2010
The electro-rock Brooklyn-based duo releases its debut album with Mom + Pop and M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Cosmogramma 52.

Cosmogramma

by Flying Lotus
May 4, 2010
Thom York, Ravi Coltrane, and Laura Darlington appears as a guests on the experimental producer/artist's third full-length album.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Have One On Me 53.

Have One On Me

by Joanna Newsom
February 23, 2010
The three-disc follow-up to 2006's "Ys" was a mystery as advance copies were not sent until a few weeks before the release date to circumvent any leaks of the songs.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
IRM 54.

IRM

by Charlotte Gainsbourg
January 26, 2010
The first daughter of modern French pop releases her third album, IRM (the album's title is French for the MRI machines), produced by Beck.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Teflon Don 55.

Teflon Don

by Rick Ross
July 20, 2010
Losing none of the momentum put in motion by his 2009 effort, Deeper Than Rap, Rick Ross keeps a very good thing going on Teflon Don, arguably his best album to date. You want rap-style luxury? Then Deeper is the better fit, but Teflon plays up the chilled and soulful elements of its predecessor, meaning Ross has graduated to a level where words like “organic” and “poignant” come into play. The former is best represented by “Mayback Music III” and it’s swirling, ‘70s-flavored dreamscape created by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production team. Ross allows guests T.I. and Jadakiss to go first on the cut, then grabs his cigar for an uplifting story of ghetto triumph that goes from pushing to pleasing the folks (“Parents never had a good job/Now it’s black American Express cards"). When it comes to “poignant,” the evidence is dotted throughout the album with the rapper reflecting on where he’s been, and he often questions his own lust for fame. He chants the title to the opening “I’m Not a Star” as if it was a remindful mantra, but it’s his new love of contrasts that’s really interesting, following Kanye’s swaggering on “Live Fast, Die Young” with “Seems to me we gettin’ money for the wrong things/Look around, Maseratis for the whole team/Look at Haiti, children dyin’ round the clock/I’d send a hundred grand but that’s a decent watch”. The familiar party and thugging tunes work too with “B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast),” “No. 1,” and the mixtape favorite “MC Hammer” -- now with added Gucci Mane verse -- all coming correct. Add all the Illuminati references in the Jay-Z team-up (“Free Mason”), a decent smoking song (“Super High”), and a track where Cee-Lo’s performance just might make you misty (“Tears of Joy”), and it’s obvious Ross’ albums are no longer just vessels for his singles. ~ David Jeffries
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Progress 56.

Progress

by Take That
November 22, 2010
The British boyband welcomes Robbie Williams back to the group on its sixth album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Doo-Wops and Hooligans 57.

Doo-Wops and Hooligans

by Bruno Mars
October 5, 2010
The Hawaiian-born producer's move to making pop music as a solo artist has proven successful, as his new album is an innovative mix of tribal beats, reggae, and club-worthy jams that show his range as a songwriter.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.9
There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret 58.

There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret

by Bring Me the Horizon
October 5, 2010
The British metal band's third album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and features guest appearances by Lights, You Me At Six's Josh Franceschi, and The Chariot's Josh Scogin.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
I Am the West 59.

I Am the West

by Ice Cube
September 28, 2010
As one of the most well-known West Coast MCs, Ice Cube's ninth studio album heralds his love of California and his hometown of Compton.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.3
The  Beginning 60.

The Beginning

by The Black Eyed Peas
November 30, 2010
The album following The E.N.D., The Beginning is the sixth studio album from the hip-hop, dance-pop quartet.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
4.8
Nothing 61.

Nothing

by N.E.R.D
November 2, 2010
N.E.R.D.'s fourth album takes a new direction by adding psychedelic rock influences to their mad-scientist mix of hip-hop, along with the addition of a new female vocalist to the original Virginia trio.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.8
Hands All Over 62.

Hands All Over

by Maroon 5
September 21, 2010
In 2008, Maroon 5 released a remix album with the help of several different DJs and producers. The group then spent most of the following two years working with a different producer -- famous rock/country-pop architect Robert John "Mutt" Lange -- on Hands All Over, which marked the band's third studio offering of rhythmic, soulful pop songs.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.9
Blue Sky Noise 63.

Blue Sky Noise

by Circa Survive
April 20, 2010
The rock quintet moves to Atlantic Records for its third album, which was produced by David Bottrill.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Heligoland 64.

Heligoland

by Massive Attack
February 9, 2010
The legendary trip-hop trip, Massive Attack releases its fifth studio album Heligoland featuring an all star cast of guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe. The duo also collaborated with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy on selected tracks.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
Streets Of Gold 65.

Streets Of Gold

by 3OH!3
June 29, 2010
The Boulder, Colorado-based duo's third album of house party hits and pulsating electro-pop features Ke$ha as a special guest.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
4.0
Total Life Forever 66.

Total Life Forever

by Foals
June 15, 2010
The follow-up to the British rock band's 2008 debut Antidotes was produced by Luke Smith.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Crystal Castles [2010] 67.

Crystal Castles [2010]

by Crystal Castles
June 8, 2010
The second self-titled album for the Canadian duo was recorded in a variety of places, including a garage in Detroit, a church in Iceland, a cabin in Canada, and a real music studio in London.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.9
Avi Buffalo 68.

Avi Buffalo

by Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
This is the debut album for the Long Beach, California-based rock band led by Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, who also goes by the name Avi Buffalo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
4 x 4 = 12 69.

4 x 4 = 12

by Deadmau5
December 7, 2010
The Canadian DJ who is known for his mouse-head costume releases his third full-length album.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.1
No Mercy 70.

No Mercy

by T.I.
December 7, 2010
Written while serving his nearly year-long stint in federal prison, the Atlanta rapper’s seventh studio album features contributions from Kanye West, Drake and others stars.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.5
Ø (Disambiguation) 71.

Ø (Disambiguation)

by Underoath
November 9, 2010
The Christian rockers return with their fifth album of metalcore, the first release without founding member Aaron Gillespie.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Korn III: Remember Who You Are 72.

Korn III: Remember Who You Are

by Korn
July 13, 2010
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.8
Distant Relatives 73.

Distant Relatives

by Nas And Damian Marley
May 18, 2010
The African-themed album brings Nas and reggae singer Damien Marley (the youngest son of Bob Marley) together. It features guest appearances by K'naan, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, Dennis Brown, and Damien's brother Steven Marley, who also produced the release.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
The Monitor 74.

The Monitor

by Titus Andronicus
March 9, 2010
The first full-length album on XL Recordings for the rock band from New Jersey was named after a warship that fought during the American Civil War.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Black Noise 75.

Black Noise

by Pantha du Prince
February 9, 2010
The third album for the German techno artist features Animal Collective's Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) and !!!/LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope as guest artists.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
My Dinosaur Life 76.

My Dinosaur Life

by Motion City Soundtrack
January 19, 2010
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus produces the punk band's fourth album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Recitation 77.

Recitation

by Envy
October 12, 2010
The latest album for the Japanese hardcore rock quintet brings some post-rock styles to its music.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
How To Destroy Angels 78.

How To Destroy Angels

by How to Destroy Angels
July 6, 2010
Trent Reznor along with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross join to release their debut album as the band How To Destroy Angels.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.3
Infinite Arms 79.

Infinite Arms

by Band of Horses
May 18, 2010
The third album for the rock band led by Ben Bridwell is its first on Columbia and for new members Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds who joined after the release of 2007's Cease to Begin.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.0
My World 2.0 80.

My World 2.0

by Justin Bieber
March 23, 2010
The second release for the Canadian singer is described as the second half of his debut album--the first half being the November 2009 release "My World."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
3.3
The Lady Killer 81.

The Lady Killer

by Cee Lo Green
November 9, 2010
Bringing back his blend of Motown and neo-soul to pop music, Cee-Lo returns with his third solo album featuring his viral hit, "F*** You".
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Olympia 82.

Olympia

by Bryan Ferry
October 25, 2010
What began as a Roxy Music reunion album turned into Ferry's first album of new material in eight years and features contributions from original Roxy Music members like Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Asylum 83.

Asylum

by Disturbed
August 31, 2010
Chicago's hard rock arena-headliners return with another album of heavy metal hits that recall early Metallica and Iron Maiden while maintaining their trademark dark sound.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
Pickin' Up The Pieces 84.

Pickin' Up The Pieces

by Fitz & the Tantrums
August 24, 2010
The Los Angeles band led by Michael Fitzpatrick goes for 1960s soul on its debut album.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
Expo 86 85.

Expo 86

by Wolf Parade
June 29, 2010
With all but the vocals recorded live to tape, Wolf Parade's new release promises massive sound and heavy-hitting lyrics, which is what we've come to expect from this innovative indie-rock quartet.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
Time Flies... 1994-2009 86.

Time Flies... 1994-2009

by Oasis
June 15, 2010
One of the major bands from the Brit-pop scene, Oasis' singles are collected in this two-CD compilation of their hits. Deluxe editions also include a DVD and a disc of songs performed for the 2009 iTunes Festival in London.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Before Today 87.

Before Today

by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
June 8, 2010
Los Angeles-based Ariel Pink releases his first album on the 4AD label.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Champ 88.

Champ

by Tokyo Police Club
June 8, 2010
The Canadian four-piece returns with another album of catchy post-punk tunes, complete with the high energy and quirkiness Tokyo Police Club has cultivated throughout the years.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
Come Around Sundown 89.

Come Around Sundown

by Kings of Leon
October 19, 2010
Released two years after the international breakthrough hit Only by the Night, Come Around Sundown continues Kings of Leon's journey into the upper echelon of mainstream pop/rock, with super-sized choruses and guitar heroics thrown in for good measure.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.9
Belle and Sebastian Write About Love 90.

Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

by Belle and Sebastian
October 12, 2010
The Glaswegian indie pop band returns after a four-year hiatus with an eighth studio album, featuring its trademark down-tempo ballads and jangly guitar rock.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
I Am Not a Human Being 91.

I Am Not a Human Being

by Lil Wayne
October 12, 2010
With Southern sounds, spacey themes, and smooth rhymes, the rapper returns from incarceration with his latest release of hip-hop hits.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
5.1
Good Things 92.

Good Things

by Aloe Blacc
September 28, 2010
The second full-length album for the California-born singer E. Nathaniel Dawkins goes for retro R&B and soul style.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Business Casual 93.

Business Casual

by Chromeo
September 14, 2010
The electro-funk duo returns with its third album of new wave-inspired songs and crooning synthesizer-heavy jams.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.1
Further 94.

Further

by The Chemical Brothers
June 22, 2010
With its seventh studio album, the British dance duo continues to break down conventionality in electronic music, employing acid synths, break-beat rhythms, and genre-bending production that made it pioneers of the dance-music revolution.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals 95.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
June 8, 2010
Mark Batson produced the third album for the Vermont-based rock group. It is the first with new members, Catherine Popper and Benny Yurco.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.4
Black Sands 96.

Black Sands

by Bonobo
March 23, 2010
The fourth album for Simon Green, the British DJ who goes by the name Bonobo, weaves in orchestral strings, hip hop beats, afro-latin sounds, and vocals from Andreya Triana to his downtempo style.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
Jason Derulo 97.

Jason Derulo

by Jason Derulo
March 2, 2010
This is the debut album for the singer-songwriter who wrote songs for a variety of artists, such as Cassie, Danita Kane, Lil Mama, and Sean Kingston.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
4.1
Eyelid Movies 98.

Eyelid Movies

by Phantogram
February 9, 2010
The upstate New York indie rock duo releases its debut full-length album.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Ya-Ka-May 99.

Ya-Ka-May

by Galactic
February 9, 2010
Heavily influenced by hip-hop, rock, blues, funk, and jazz, the New Orleans "Bounce" quintet Galactic enlists vocal legends for its sixth studio effort. These include Rebirth Brass Band and Irma Thomas, as well as such up-and-coming Bounce artists as Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, and Sissy Nobby.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3

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