Album Releases by User Score

Histoire de Melody Nelson 1.

Histoire de Melody Nelson

by Serge Gainsbourg
March 24, 2009
The US release of Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album featuring Jane Birkin in the classic Ballade de Melody Nelson.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.8
Live At Reading 2.

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
My Dusty Road 3.

My Dusty Road

by Woody Guthrie
August 25, 2009
The four-disc set includes Woody Guthrie's recordings from the mid-1940s in a definitive collection.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.2
Merriweather Post Pavilion 4.

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
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II 5.

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
Monoliths & Dimensions 6.

Monoliths & Dimensions

by Sunn O)))
May 26, 2009
The metal band worked with composer Eyvind Kang on its seventh album, which features Australian guitar player Oren Ambarchi, vocalists Attila Csihar, Jessika Kenney, Earth's Dylan Carlson, and trombonists Julian Priester and Stuart Dempster as guest artists.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.8
Blue Record 7.

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
Historicity 8.

Historicity

by Vijay Iyer Trio
October 13, 2009
Pianist Vijay Iyer debuts his first album as part of a classic trio of jazz musicians.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
xx 9.

xx

by The xx
October 6, 2009
This is the debut album for the South London quartet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Welcome To Mali 10.

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
Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur 11.

Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur

by Blur
July 28, 2009
The two-disc set contains some biggest hits, band favorites, and rare singles.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Seek Magic 12.

Seek Magic

by Memory Tapes
November 9, 2009
This is the debut album for Dayve Hawk as Memory Tapes.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
BLACKsummers'night 13.

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
Bleach: Deluxe Edition 14.

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
Veckatimest 15.

Veckatimest

by Grizzly Bear
May 26, 2009
The third album for the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Bitte Orca 16.

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
Journal For Plague Lovers 17.

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
Revolution 18.

Revolution

by Miranda Lambert
September 29, 2009
This is the third album for the country singer who was a finalist on Nashville Star.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Enter The Vaselines 19.

Enter The Vaselines

by The Vaselines
May 5, 2009
The two-disc set for the Scottish indie-rock band includes the reissues of two EPs, an LP, several demos, and live tracks recorded in the late 1980s.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Wind's Poem 20.

Wind's Poem

by Mount Eerie
August 18, 2009
The fourth full-length album for the Washington state-based artist Phil Elverum.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Yonder Is The Clock 21.

Yonder Is The Clock

by The Felice Brothers
April 7, 2009
The second album on the Team Love label for the three brothers from upstate New York.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Electric Dirt 22.

Electric Dirt

by Levon Helm
June 30, 2009
Larry Campbell produces the follow-up to Levon Helm's Grammy-winning album, Dirt Farmer.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Fall Be Kind [EP] 23.

Fall Be Kind [EP]

by Animal Collective
December 15, 2009
The five-track EP is the second release for the year for the rock trio.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
Ten [Reissue] 24.

Ten [Reissue]

by Pearl Jam
March 24, 2009
The rerelease of the debut album for the grunge band is the part of a planned rerelease of the rest of its albums, leading up to its 20th anniversary in 2011.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Imidiwan: Companions 25.

Imidiwan: Companions

by Tinariwen
June 29, 2009
This is the fourth album for the African band.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Dark Days/Light Years 26.

Dark Days/Light Years

by Super Furry Animals
April 21, 2009
The Welsh band releases its ninth album features Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy rapping in German on 'Inaugural Trams.'
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Tarot Sport 27.

Tarot Sport

by Fuck Buttons
October 20, 2009
The second album for the rock duo from Bristol was produced by Andrew Weatherall.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Heavy Ghost 28.

Heavy Ghost

by DM Stith
March 10, 2009
The debut full-length album for the New York artist who was discovered by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
UGK 4 Life 29.

UGK 4 Life

by UGK
March 31, 2009
With the death of Pimp C in 2007, this is the last album for the UGK.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Two Dancers 30.

Two Dancers

by Wild Beasts
September 8, 2009
The second album for the quartet was produced with Richard Formby.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
The Excitement Plan 31.

The Excitement Plan

by Todd Snider
June 9, 2009
The latest album for the alt-country singer was produced by Don Was.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Us 32.

Us

by Brother Ali
September 22, 2009
The fourth album for the Minnesota-based artist features guests David "Stokley" Williams, Chuck D, Freeway, and Joell Ortiz.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
The Bright Mississippi 33.

The Bright Mississippi

by Allen Toussaint
April 21, 2009
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer/musician from New Orleans releases his first major jazz album produced by Joe Henry.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Hospice 34.

Hospice

by The Antlers
August 18, 2009
This is the second album for the Peter Silberman-led band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Between My Head and the Sky 35.

Between My Head and the Sky

by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
September 22, 2009
The first album credited to the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band since 1975 features Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto), and her son/producer Sean Lennon.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Blaqkout 36.

Blaqkout

by DJ Quik & Kurupt
June 9, 2009
This is the first album to feature DJ Quik and Kurupt together.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Love vs Money 37.

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
Choral 38.

Choral

by Mountains
February 17, 2009
The third album for the Brooklyn-based duo who met at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Carboniferous 39.

Carboniferous

by Zu
February 17, 2009
The Italian trio that mixes metal, jazz, and punk influences in its music releases its first album on the Ipecac label.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Drift 40.

Drift

by Nosaj Thing
June 9, 2009
This is the debut full-length album for the Los Angeles producer/DJ.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
(a)spera 41.

(a)spera

by Mirah
March 10, 2009
The fourth album for the Portland, Oregon-based artist features Tara Jane O’Neill, Lori Goldston, and The Decemberists' Chris Funk as guest musicians.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
East Of Eden 42.

East Of Eden

by Taken by Trees
September 8, 2009
Dan Lissvik produces the second solo album for the Concretes' former lead singer.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
White Lunar 43.

White Lunar

by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
September 22, 2009
A collection of scores Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have recorded for The Proposition (2005), The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Road (2010), The Girls of Phnom Penh, and The English Surgeon as well as theatrical music for Woyzeck (2005) and Metamorphosis (2006).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Crack The Skye 44.

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
Curse Your Branches 45.

Curse Your Branches

by David Bazan
September 1, 2009
This is the debut solo album for the former Pedro The Lion/Headphones singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Glass Bead Game 46.

The Glass Bead Game

by James Blackshaw
May 26, 2009
The latest album for the British artist features singer Lavinia Blackwell, John Contreras on cello and Joolie Wood on violin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 47.

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
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle 48.

Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

by Bill Callahan
April 14, 2009
Previously known as Smog, Bill Callahan releases only the second album under his real name.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
King Of Jeans 49.

King Of Jeans

by Pissed Jeans
August 18, 2009
The third album for the Pennsylvania hard rock band was produced by Alex Newport.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Townes 50.

Townes

by Steve Earle
May 12, 2009
Steve Earle covers songs by the late Townes Van Zandt for his latest album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
By The Throat 51.

By The Throat

by Ben Frost
November 10, 2009
Classical-minimalist composer Ben Frost makes eerie, ambient-electronic noise in By the Throat.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Midnight At The Movies 52.

Midnight At The Movies

by Justin Townes Earle
March 3, 2009
The second album for the son of Steve Earle was produced by RS Field and Steve Poulton.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
It's Blitz 53.

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
Post-Nothing 54.

Post-Nothing

by Japandroids
August 4, 2009
This is the debut full-length album for the indie-rock duo from Vancouver, Canada.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Primary Colours 55.

Primary Colours

by The Horrors
May 5, 2009
The second album for the British rock band was produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Written In Chalk 56.

Written In Chalk

by Buddy & Julie Miller
March 3, 2009
Married couple Buddy and Julie Miller release their latest album together featuring guest artists including Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, the McCrary Sisters, and Larry Campbell.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set] 57.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set]

by The Rolling Stones
November 3, 2009
The rerelease of the two-night concert at Madison Square Garden in 1969 features five unreleased tracks and tracks from the opening acts: BB King and Ike & Tina Turner.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Fever Ray 58.

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
Signal Morning 59.

Signal Morning

by Circulatory System
September 8, 2009
The second album for the W. Cullen Hart-led indie rock band is its first in eight years.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Help 60.

Help

by Thee Oh Sees
April 28, 2009
The San Francisco-based band led by John Dwyer releases its follow-up to last year's "The Masters Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Psychic Chasms 61.

Psychic Chasms

by Neon Indian
October 13, 2009
This is the debut album for the Alan Palomo-led band.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
A Stranger Here 62.

A Stranger Here

by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
April 7, 2009
Joe Henry produced the Grammy-winning folk singer's second album for the Anti- label.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
New Leaves 63.

New Leaves

by Owen
September 22, 2009
Mike Kinsella's latest solo album under the name Owen was recorded over two years.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
The Ecstatic 64.

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
A Friend Of A Friend 65.

A Friend Of A Friend

by Dave Rawlings Machine
November 17, 2009
The singer-songwriter's latest album was recorded with the help of Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, Benmont Tench, and Nate Walcott.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Waiting For You 66.

Waiting For You

by King Midas Sound
December 8, 2009
The project consisting of The Bug, Roger Robinson and Hitomi releases its first album together.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Fantasy Black Channel 67.

Fantasy Black Channel

by Late Of The Pier
January 13, 2009
The debut album for the British quartet was produced by Erol Alkan.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Logos 68.

Logos

by Atlas Sound
October 20, 2009
This is the second album for Bradford Cox's solo project.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Jay Stay Paid 69.

Jay Stay Paid

by J Dilla aka Jay Dee
June 2, 2009
The 28-track collection of unreleased tracks from the rapper/producer, who passed away three years ago, was produced by his mother and arranged by Pete Rock.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Actor 70.

Actor

by St. Vincent
May 5, 2009
Annie Clark's second album was produced with John Congleton.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Fits 71.

Fits

by White Denim
October 20, 2009
This is the second album for the Austin, Texas indie rock band.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Origin: Orphan 72.

Origin: Orphan

by The Hidden Cameras
August 22, 2009
The Canadian indie band's fifth album is its first on the Arts & Crafts label.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Dragonslayer 73.

Dragonslayer

by Sunset Rubdown
June 23, 2009
The third album for the Spencer Krug-led project is its first with newest member Mark Nicol.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Animals In The Dark 74.

Animals In The Dark

by William Elliott Whitmore
February 17, 2009
The Iowan-born singer-songwriter releases his first album on the Anti label.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Bonfires On The Heath 75.

Bonfires On The Heath

by The Clientele
October 6, 2009
The British indie rock band releases its fifth full-length studio album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
11:11 76.

11:11

by Rodrigo y Gabriela
September 8, 2009
The second album for the duo was produced by the two artists with John Leckie coproducing one song.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Embryonic 77.

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
Flashmob 78.

Flashmob

by Vitalic
November 3, 2009
This is the second full-length studio album for the French-born electronic artist.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Ay Ay Ay 79.

Ay Ay Ay

by Matias Aguayo
October 27, 2009
The Chilean-born artist now based in Paris and Buenos Aires releases his second solo album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Manafon 80.

Manafon

by David Sylvian
September 15, 2009
The latest solo album for the ex-Japan band member features work with musicians from the United Kingdom, Austria, and Japan.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
The Crying Light 81.

The Crying Light

by Antony and the Johnsons
January 20, 2009
The third album for the Antony Hegarty-led band features music arrangements by Nico Muhly.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) 82.

Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)

by Patterson Hood
June 23, 2009
The second solo album for the Drive-By Truckers lead singer features his father (bassist with the Muscle Shoals) and his DBT bandmates.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
At The Cut 83.

At The Cut

by Vic Chesnutt
September 22, 2009
Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra return for the Athens, GA-based singer-songwriter's latest album, the first of two album released this year [the live album, "Skitter On Take Off" was released October 6th].
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Rainwater Cassette Exchange 84.

Rainwater Cassette Exchange

by Deerhunter
June 9, 2009
The latest EP for the Atlanta, Georgia indie-rock band was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Mystery [EP] 85.

Mystery [EP]

by BLK JKS
March 10, 2009
The South African indie-rock band releases its first EP produced by Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
My Maudlin Career 86.

My Maudlin Career

by Camera Obscura
April 21, 2009
The fourth album for the Scottish band was produced by Jari Haapalainen.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
The Snake 87.

The Snake

by Wildbirds & Peacedrums
August 25, 2009
The Swedish duo releases their second album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Earthly Delights 88.

Earthly Delights

by Lightning Bolt
October 27, 2009
This is the fifth album for the rock band from Rhode Island.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Keep It Hid 89.

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
Three Fact Fader 90.

Three Fact Fader

by Engineers
October 13, 2009
The second full-length album for the indie band was produced with Ken Thomas.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Losing Feeling [EP] 91.

Losing Feeling [EP]

by No Age
October 6, 2009
This is the latest four-track EP for the Los Angeles-based indie rock duo.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Monsters Of Folk 92.

Monsters Of Folk

by Monsters Of Folk
September 22, 2009
This is the debut album for the band formed by Conor Oberst, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and M. Ward.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Album 93.

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
Butter 94.

Butter

by Hudson Mohawke
October 27, 2009
The Scottish electronic artist releases his debut full-length album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
A Ways Away 95.

A Ways Away

by Tara Jane O'Neil
May 5, 2009
This is the first album on K Records for the Portland, Oregon, singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Gather, Form & Fly 96.

Gather, Form & Fly

by Megafaun
July 21, 2009
The sophomore album gathers music from two discs for the North Carolina-based band.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Oh My God, Charlie Darwin 97.

Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

by The Low Anthem
June 9, 2009
The first album on the Nonesuch label for the trio of Rhode Islanders.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Vapours 98.

Vapours

by Islands
September 22, 2009
The third album features the return of founding member, Jamie Thompson.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Wavering Radiant 99.

Wavering Radiant

by Isis
May 5, 2009
The fifth album for the Los Angeles rock band was produced by Joe Barresi.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez 100.

Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez

by Felt
November 17, 2009
The third album from the side project of Slug and Murs was produced with Aesop Rock.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0

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    Last Night in the Bittersweet - Paolo Nutini

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • User Score: 8.0
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    Tresor - Gwenno

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    Giant Palm - Naima Bock

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    Household Name - Momma

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    Forgiveness - Girlpool

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    Giant Palm - Naima Bock

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  4. 86

    Tresor - Gwenno

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  5. 87

    Last Night in the Bittersweet - Paolo Nutini

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • User Score: 8.0