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
The ArchAndroid 2.

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
The  Guitar Song 3.

The Guitar Song

by Jamey Johnson
September 14, 2010
Jamey Johnson's latest album is a 25-track double album with the first half, The Black Album, devoted to dark emotions and the other half, the White Album, devoted to more positive songs.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.0
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 4.

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
Ali & Toumani 5.

Ali & Toumani

by Ali Farka Toure And Toumani Diabate
February 23, 2010
Recorded in 2005, this is the second album from Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate, who won a Grammy for their previous effort together. Ali Farka Toure passed away from cancer in 2006.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 6.

The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

by Bob Dylan
October 19, 2010
The ninth volume from Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series contains the 47 songs he recorded in 1962-64.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Black Tambourine 7.

Black Tambourine

by Black Tambourine
March 30, 2010
The compilation, which includes six unreleased songs, as well as tracks released earlier on 1999's "Complete Recordings," for the Washington, D.C.-area indie pop band which was originally formed as a side project for members of Whorl and Velocity Girl with Pam Berry as the lead singer.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Silent Movies 8.

Silent Movies

by Marc Ribot
September 28, 2010
The guitarist's latest solo album is inspired by film scores he had written for others or for himself.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Airtight's Revenge 9.

Airtight's Revenge

by Bilal
September 14, 2010
The soul singer returns with his first release on indie label Plug Research after Interscope Records shelved what would have been his second album, Love for Sale, in 2006.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
The Suburbs 10.

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
Body Talk 11.

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
This Is Still It 12.

This Is Still It

by The Method Actors
March 6, 2010
This is a 19-track collection of songs from the rock band who were contemporaries from the Athens, Georgia, music scene that also included such artists as R.E.M., The B-52s, and Pylon.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
How I Got Over 13.

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
Halcyon Digest 14.

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
Assume Crash Position 15.

Assume Crash Position

by Konono No. 1
June 8, 2010
The Democratic Republic of Congo group releases its latest album featuring such guests as Kasai All stars and guitarist Manuaku Pepe Felly.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Cosmogramma 16.

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
I See The Sign 17.

I See The Sign

by Sam Amidon
April 13, 2010
The singer-songwriter worked with Nico Muhly on his album of traditional and untraditional songs reworked into folk music.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Spiral Shadow 18.

Spiral Shadow

by Kylesa
October 26, 2010
The Savannah, Georgia, band's new album incorporates psychedelic experimentalism with heavy riffs and sludgy doom metal.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
The  Budos Band III 19.

The Budos Band III

by The Budos Band
August 10, 2010
The third full-length album for the Staten Island group was recorded live during a 48 hour period.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Have One On Me 20.

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
Quarantine The Past 21.

Quarantine The Past

by Pavement
March 9, 2010
With the band reunited and touring in 2010, here comes a 23-tracks greatest-hits compilation chosen by the band members.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
High Violet 22.

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
Before Today 23.

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
Apollo Kids 24.

Apollo Kids

by Ghostface Killah
December 21, 2010
The Wu-Tang member branches out with his own brand of street flow on his solo album of soul-heavy funk sounds and old-school hip-hop.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
This Is Happening 25.

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
Treats 26.

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
Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird 27.

Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird

by The Tallest Man on Earth
November 9, 2010
The latest EP from Kristian Matsson was recorded while he was on tour.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Ten 28.

Ten

by Jason Moran
June 22, 2010
The jazz pianist with his backing band the Bandwagon releases a showcase of Moran's work, including a film score, a ballet piece, and songs by such artists as Leonard Bernstein, Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, and Jaki Byard.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Forget 29.

Forget

by Twin Shadow
September 28, 2010
Chris Taylor helped produce this debut solo album for the Brooklyn-based George Lewis Jr.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Wake Up The Nation 30.

Wake Up The Nation

by Paul Weller
June 1, 2010
The latest solo album for the ex-The Jam member, includes The Jam's bassist Bruce Foxton, Clem Cattini, ELO's Bev Bevan, and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields as guest artists.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh 31.

New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

by Erykah Badu
March 30, 2010
Unlike New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, the follow-up is the opposite of the 2008 release, with songs about relationships and love and with a more analog sound.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky 32.

My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

by Swans
September 21, 2010
Releasing their first album in 1983, the New York City post-punk band's new album picks up where they left off with the dark vision, intense rhythms and musical intensity that made them trailblazers for the industrial music movement.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Ø (Disambiguation) 33.

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
Lisbon 34.

Lisbon

by The Walkmen
September 14, 2010
The longtime New York indie band returns with another album of garage-rock and experimental instrumentation with its album, Lisbon.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Grinderman 2 35.

Grinderman 2

by Grinderman
September 14, 2010
Nick Cave brings the experiences and sounds of his 30-year career to the table with the second release from his latest musical project since the Bad Seeds, with more of the trademark soaring piano, crunchy guitar, violins and mandolins to create an experimental new album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Hidden 36.

Hidden

by These New Puritans
March 2, 2010
The British rock band uses a vast variety of musical instruments and styles for its second album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Majesty Shredding 37.

Majesty Shredding

by Superchunk
September 14, 2010
This is the first studio album in nine years for the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, indie rock band Superchunk.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Blackjazz 38.

Blackjazz

by Shining
February 2, 2010
The Norwegian band led by Jorgen Munkeby has a sharper metal edge than Jaga Jazzist, which was Munkeby's previous band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Swim 39.

Swim

by Caribou
April 20, 2010
The Canadian electronic artist releases his follow-up to his Polaris Music Prize-winning album Andorra.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Harlem River Blues 40.

Harlem River Blues

by Justin Townes Earle
September 14, 2010
The third album for the son of Steve Earle was produced with Skylar Wilson.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Black Noise 41.

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
Eyes & Nines 42.

Eyes & Nines

by Trash Talk
June 8, 2010
The Bronx's Joby Ford produces the Sacramento-based hard rock band's third full-length album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Blue Sky Noise 43.

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
Luck In The Valley 44.

Luck In The Valley

by Jack Rose
February 23, 2010
The final album for the Pelt member, who passed away in December 2009, contains 10 instrumental tracks.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.7
Royal Toast 45.

Royal Toast

by The Claudia Quintet
May 18, 2010
The experimental jazz quintet led by Grammy-nominated John Hollenbeck invites Gary Versace for its fifth album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Teen Dream 46.

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
The  Foundling 47.

The Foundling

by Mary Gauthier
May 18, 2010
The autobiographical The Foundling is a concept album produced by Mike Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Option Paralysis 48.

Option Paralysis

by The Dillinger Escape Plan
March 23, 2010
The fourth album for the rock band is its first on its Season of Mist label and with drummer Billy Rymer (Gil Sharone left to concentrate on his band Stolen Babies).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Homeland 49.

Homeland

by Laurie Anderson
June 22, 2010
Laurie Anderson, the performance artist, releases her first album of new material in nearly a decade, which was produced with her husband, Lou Reed, and Roma Baran.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Epic 50.

Epic

by Sharon Van Etten
September 21, 2010
The second album for the singer-songwriter from New Jersey is just seven tracks long.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Sky at Night 51.

Sky at Night

by I Am Kloot
July 13, 2010
Elbow's Guy Garvey and Craig Potter produced the fifth album for the Manchester indie rock trio.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
The Monitor 52.

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
A Small Turn Of Human Kindness 53.

A Small Turn Of Human Kindness

by Harvey Milk
May 18, 2010
The Athens, Georgia-based band releases its seventh full-length album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.5
Good Things 54.

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
Pattern + Grid World 55.

Pattern + Grid World

by Flying Lotus
September 21, 2010
The California producer/artist releases a seven-track EP four months after Cosmogramma, his third full-length album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
For the Ghosts Within 56.

For the Ghosts Within

by Gilad Atzmon
November 9, 2010
The distinguished British musician returns with another solo effort showcasing his ability to reimagine classic jazz standards as well as revitalize a few from his own catalogue.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones 57.

Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

by Cancer Bats
April 13, 2010
This is the third full-length album for the Canadian punk rock band.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Learning 58.

Learning

by Perfume Genius
June 22, 2010
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
At Night We Live 59.

At Night We Live

by Far
May 25, 2010
This is the first album in over 12 years for the Sacramento rock band who is cited as an influence by such bands as Thursday and Blink 182.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Funeral Mariachi 60.

Funeral Mariachi

by Sun City Girls
October 26, 2010
This is the final album for the rock trio who decided to end the band after the death of drummer Charles Gocher in 2007.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009 61.

Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

by Fucked Up
January 26, 2010
The two-disc collection of the punk rock band's singles plus five unreleased tracks (demos, outakes, and session versions).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Love Me Back 62.

Love Me Back

by Jazmine Sullivan
November 30, 2010
The Philadelphia-born R&B singer/songwriter who has written songs for such artists as Christina Milian, Monica, and Jennifer Hudson, releases her second solo album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
True Love Cast Out All Evil 63.

True Love Cast Out All Evil

by Roky Erickson With Okkervil River
April 20, 2010
The 13th Floor Elevators founder returns with his first album of new music in more than 10 years, and Okkervil River joins him as his backing band.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
There Is Love In You 64.

There Is Love In You

by Four Tet
January 26, 2010
The fifth album from Kieran Hebden is his first full-length release in five years.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Brothers 65.

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
Solo 66.

Solo

by Vijay Iyer
September 14, 2010
The pianist's follow-up to last year's Historicity, where he worked as part of a trio, is a solo album of originals and covers.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Love Remains 67.

Love Remains

by How to Dress Well
October 19, 2010
The debut album for Tom Krell, a singer from Germany, includes tracks that were previously released on EPs.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
The Shadow Of An Empire 68.

The Shadow Of An Empire

by Fionn Regan
February 8, 2010
The Irish singer-songwriter releases his follow-up to his 2006 Mercury Prize-nominated album "The End of History."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
TSOL 69.

TSOL

by Shad
October 5, 2010
The latest album for the Canadian rapper was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Contra 70.

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
Marnie Stern 71.

Marnie Stern

by Marnie Stern
October 5, 2010
The more emotional third album for the New York-based singer/songwriter has a much simpler title than her 2008 release.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Avi Buffalo 72.

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
Public Strain 73.

Public Strain

by Women
September 28, 2010
The second album for the indie Canadian quartet was produced by Chad VanGaalen.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
So Runs The World Away 74.

So Runs The World Away

by Josh Ritter
May 4, 2010
The fifth album for the singer-songwriter was produced by Sam Kassirer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Your Future Our Clutter 75.

Your Future Our Clutter

by The Fall
May 4, 2010
Continuing with the same lineup as 2008's "Imperial Wax Solvent," the British rock band led by Mark E. Smith releases its 28th studio album on new label Domino records.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
I Speak Because I Can 76.

I Speak Because I Can

by Laura Marling
April 6, 2010
The second album for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Ethan Johns.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
The Way Out 77.

The Way Out

by The Books
July 20, 2010
This is the first album in over five years for the electronic duo from New York City.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Going Places 78.

Going Places

by Yellow Swans
March 2, 2010
This the final album for Pete Swanson and Gabriel Mindel Saloman. The experimental music duo from Portland, Oregon broke up in 2008.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
I Learned The Hard Way 79.

I Learned The Hard Way

by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
April 6, 2010
The fourth album for the funk/soul group from New York was produced by Bosco Mann.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Here's The Tender Coming 80.

Here's The Tender Coming

by The Unthanks
March 23, 2010
The British folk band changed its name from Rachel Unthank & the Winterset to its current (shorter) name after a lineup change.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Boca Negra 81.

Boca Negra

by Chicago Underground Duo
January 26, 2010
Originally a quintet known as the Chicago Underground Orchestra, the duo of Chris Taylor and Rob Mazurek releases its fifth album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Recitation 82.

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
Shadows 83.

Shadows

by Teenage Fanclub
June 8, 2010
After gaining acclaim for a densely melodic sound that anticipated the coming emergence of grunge, Scotland's Teenage Fanclub return with a harmony-driven album to inspire a power pop revival.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
I Am What I Am 84.

I Am What I Am

by Merle Haggard
April 20, 2010
The newest release for the California-born country singer-songwriter is his first on Vanguard Records.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
July Flame 85.

July Flame

by Laura Veirs
January 12, 2010
The Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter included more strings on her seventh album produced by Tucker Martine.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Infinite Love 86.

Infinite Love

by Dustin Wong
October 5, 2010
The solo album for Ponytail's Dustin Wong was composed almost entirely with only a guitar.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
You Are Not Alone 87.

You Are Not Alone

by Mavis Staples
September 14, 2010
You Are Not Alone finds Mavis Staples teaming up with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who produced the album and penned several of the songs, and while Tweedy may seem an odd fit, he obviously knew what he was up to, crafting material that fits Staples' gospel-fueled vocals.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs 88.

Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs

by Micah P. Hinson
May 24, 2010
This is the fourth album for the Texas-based singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Easy Wonderful 89.

Easy Wonderful

by Guster
October 5, 2010
Straightforward pop songs are this Boston band's specialty, and its latest release builds around its trademark sound with melodious guitars, sweeping vocal harmonies, and hook-filled songs.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
The  Age of Adz 90.

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
I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart 91.

I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart

by Butch Walker And The Black Widows
February 23, 2010
The producer-singer-songwriter returns with his first album to be credited with his new backing band, The Black Widows.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Real Life Is No Cool 92.

Real Life Is No Cool

by Lindstrom & Christabelle
January 19, 2010
Norway's Lindstrom and singer Christabelle join up to release their first album of disco-influenced music together.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Band of Joy 93.

Band of Joy

by Robert Plant
September 14, 2010
The title of Plant's new album revives the name of his pre-Zeppelin psychedelic band from the '60s and combines folksy rock with his own solo work.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Gorilla Manor 94.

Gorilla Manor

by Local Natives
February 16, 2010
The Los Angeles band's debut album is the latest to incorporate afropop to its sound.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Snakes For The Divine 95.

Snakes For The Divine

by High on Fire
February 23, 2010
The fifth studio album for the metal band from Oakland, California, was produced by Greg Fidelman.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
American Slang 96.

American Slang

by The Gaslight Anthem
June 15, 2010
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Le Noise 97.

Le Noise

by Neil Young
September 28, 2010
The legendary socially conscious rocker joins forces with producer Daniel Lanois, creating an album full of self-proclaimed folk-metal music.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Lucky Shiner 98.

Lucky Shiner

by Gold Panda
October 12, 2010
UK producer Gold Panda's debut is a fusion of psychedelic pop, samples and dance beats.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 76

    Noise and Flowers [Live] - Neil Young

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
  2. 74

    Could We Be More - Kokoroko

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
  3. 65

    All 4 Nothing - Lauv

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
  4. 65

    Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2 - Calvin Harris

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
    • User Score: 5.3
Lowest of the Month
  1. 65

    All 4 Nothing - Lauv

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
  2. 65

    Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2 - Calvin Harris

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
    • User Score: 5.3
  3. 74

    Could We Be More - Kokoroko

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022
  4. 76

    Noise and Flowers [Live] - Neil Young

    • Release Date: Aug 5, 2022