Album Releases by User Score

Bon Iver 1.

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
Born This Way 2.

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
James Blake 3.

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
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
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 5.

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
The  Head and the Heart 6.

The Head and the Heart

by The Head and the Heart
April 16, 2011
The debut album for the Seattle folk rock band was self-released in June 2010 before Sub Pop rereleased a remastered version in 2011.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.7
Take Care 7.

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
Section.80 8.

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
Camp 9.

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
Young the Giant 10.

Young the Giant

by Young the Giant
January 25, 2011
The debut album for the indie rock band from California was produced with Joe Chiccarelli.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.5
Goblin 11.

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
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
The King of Limbs 13.

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
Tha Carter IV 14.

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
House of Balloons 15.

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
4 16.

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
Mylo Xyloto 17.

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
Evanescence 18.

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
Audio, Video, Disco 19.

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
Within and Without 20.

Within and Without

by Washed Out
July 12, 2011
Ernest Greene releases his first full-length of dreamy synth-pop under his Washed Out moniker.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
Femme Fatale 21.

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
Unbroken 22.

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
Wasting Light 23.

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
Biophilia 24.

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
Passive Me Aggressive You 25.

Passive Me Aggressive You

by The Naked and Famous
March 15, 2011
The New Zealand indie electronic band's debut album opened at number one on the New Zealand album chart.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Who You Are 26.

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
Nostalgia, Ultra. 27.

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
Helplessness Blues 28.

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
Birdy 29.

Birdy

by Birdy
November 15, 2011
The self-titled debut for Jasmine van den Bogaerde features covers of songs by such artists as The National, Francis & the Lights, Bon Iver, the xx, Naked & Famous, Fleet Foxes, Postal Service, and James Taylor.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.7
Neighborhoods 30.

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
Tao of the Dead 31.

Tao of the Dead

by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
February 8, 2011
The group is down to four instead of their previous sextet lineup, but their newest album is still rich in sound and is compositionally sophisticated. It was recorded in 10 days and is thought to be their most conceptual record to date.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
The R.E.D. Album 32.

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
Rolling Papers 33.

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
El Camino 34.

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
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 35.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
June 21, 2011
This is the debut album for the Portland, Oregon-based band led by New Zealand-born Ruban Nielson of the Mint Chicks.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Goodbye Lullaby 36.

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
Let England Shake 37.

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
Suck It and See 38.

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
Watch the Throne 39.

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
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 40.

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
Torches 41.

Torches

by Foster the People
May 23, 2011
The Los Angeles indie rock band release their debut album.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Own Your Ghost 42.

Own Your Ghost

by 13 & God
May 17, 2011
The collaborative project of the California rap collective Anticon and German experimentalists The Notwist return with a new album of genre-bending music.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Father, Son, Holy Ghost 43.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost

by Girls
September 13, 2011
The San Francisco-based duo releases their sophomore full-length album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Immersion 44.

Immersion

by Pendulum
January 25, 2011
The third album for the Australian features guest vocals by The Prodigy's Liam Howlett, Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson, and the band In Flames.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.8
Replica 45.

Replica

by Oneohtrix Point Never
November 8, 2011
The sixth album for Brooklyn-based electronic artist Daniel Lopatin utilizes samples of 1980's commercials.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Cults 46.

Cults

by Cults
June 7, 2011
The Brooklyn boy-girl duo make their major-label debut with throwback pop songs.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.2
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 47.

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
Cloud Nothings 48.

Cloud Nothings

by Cloud Nothings
January 25, 2011
A solo project from Cleveland's Dylan Baldi, Cloud Nothings' debut is full of poetic teen angst and lo-fi pop melodies.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Bad as Me 49.

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
The Whole Love 50.

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
This Is Our Science 51.

This Is Our Science

by Astronautalis
September 13, 2011
The fourth full-length release for the Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist was produced by John Congleton and features Tegan Quin as a guest vocalist.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Echoes of Silence 52.

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
The Fall 53.

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
Vices & Virtues 54.

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
Anna Calvi 55.

Anna Calvi

by Anna Calvi
March 1, 2011
The half-English, half-Italian singer's self-titled debut showcases her sophisticated songwriting abilities -- drawing comparisons to PJ Harvey -- and her musical prowess.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
151A 56.

151A

by Kishi Bashi
November 30, 2011
This is the debut solo full-length album for violinist/producer K. Ishibashi.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Talk That Talk 57.

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
I'm with You 58.

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
Undun 59.

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
Metals 60.

Metals

by Feist
October 4, 2011
This is the fourth full-length studio album for the Canadian singer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Cole World: The Sideline Story 61.

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
Angles 62.

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
Lasers 63.

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
Welcome Reality 64.

Welcome Reality

by Nero
December 13, 2011
The electronic UK producer duo of Joe Ray and Dan Stephens, with guest vocalist Alana Watson, releases its debut full-length album.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.1
Night of Hunters 65.

Night of Hunters

by Tori Amos
September 20, 2011
The singer-songwriter takes inspiration from classical music to create a "21st century song cycle" for her 12th album, released on the world-renowned German classical label, Deutsche Grammophon.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.7
Skying 66.

Skying

by The Horrors
August 9, 2011
The third album for the British rock quintet was produced and recorded by the band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Love? 67.

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
Looping State of Mind 68.

Looping State of Mind

by The Field
October 11, 2011
Stockholm-based Alex Willner continues his ambient techno style on his third album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
The Awakening 69.

The Awakening

by James Morrison
October 11, 2011
The death of his father was an influence on the third album for the British singer and was produced by Bernard Butler.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.3
SBTRKT 70.

SBTRKT

by SBTRKT
June 28, 2011
This is the debut album for the British dubstep producer whose real name is unknown.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
F.A.M.E. 71.

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
Reptilians 72.

Reptilians

by Rex "Mattress" Marshall
March 8, 2011
The Portland, Oregon-based electronic dance band releases its sophomore full-length album.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Wounded Rhymes 73.

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
Every Kingdom 74.

Every Kingdom

by Ben Howard
October 11, 2011
This is the debut folk rock album for the British singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
Major/Minor 75.

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
Gold Cobra 76.

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
Holy Ghost! 77.

Holy Ghost!

by Holy Ghost!
April 26, 2011
The New York-based electro pop group made up of two friends, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, release their debut album of dancefloor, disco jams.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.9
Thank You, Happy Birthday 78.

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
Back to Love 79.

Back to Love

by Anthony Hamilton
December 13, 2011
The fourth release for the soul singer features production from Babyface, James Poyser, Kelvin Wooten, and Salaam Remi.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
50 Words for Snow 80.

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
The Hunter 81.

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
The  Harrow and the Harvest 82.

The Harrow and the Harvest

by Gillian Welch
June 28, 2011
Eight years after her last release, the country-folk singer releases new material.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
The Cold Still 83.

The Cold Still

by The Boxer Rebellion
March 29, 2011
The third album for the UK-based band, led by Tennessee-born Nathan Nicholson, was produced by Ethan Johns and exemplifies their wide-ranging sound.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Collapse into Now 84.

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
Lights 85.

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
Lulu 86.

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
The Wonder Years 87.

The Wonder Years

by 9th Wonder
September 27, 2011
The fourth solo album for the hip-hop producer features such guests as Erykah Badu, Khrysis, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Murs, Phonte, Raekwon, and Warren G.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.0
Strange Mercy 88.

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
In the Mountain in the Cloud 89.

In the Mountain in the Cloud

by Portugal. The Man
July 19, 2011
The Portland-based band releases its sixth studio album of psychedelic rock.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
Taking Back Sunday 90.

Taking Back Sunday

by Taking Back Sunday
June 28, 2011
The rock band from Long Island returns with a new album produced by Queens of the Stoneage's Eric Valentine and features the original lineup from its 2002 debut.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Planet Pit 91.

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
Hell: The Sequel EP 92.

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
Barton Hollow 93.

Barton Hollow

by The Civil Wars
February 1, 2011
The full-length debut from Joy Williams and John Paul White – featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy – is a collection of lyrically deep songs of love and the human condition, using the simplicity of multiple instruments and soulful vocals.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
King of Hearts 94.

King of Hearts

by Lloyd
July 5, 2011
King of Hearts -- Lloyd's fourth album -- is his first release with Polow da Don's Interscope-affiliated Zone 4 label.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
So Beautiful or So What 95.

So Beautiful or So What

by Paul Simon
April 12, 2011
The veteran singer-songwriter releases his 12th studio album, the first in five years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Endgame 96.

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 97.

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

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
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