Album Releases by User Score

To Pimp A Butterfly 1.

To Pimp A Butterfly

by Kendrick Lamar
March 16, 2015
The third full-length studio release from the hip hop artist features guest appearances from Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Anna Wise.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
Carrie & Lowell 2.

Carrie & Lowell

by Sufjan Stevens
March 31, 2015
The seventh full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Thomas Bartlett, Sean Carey, Casey Foubert, Ben Lester, Nedelle Torrisi, and Laura Veirs.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
No Cities to Love 3.

No Cities to Love

by Sleater-Kinney
January 20, 2015
The first release in ten years for the indie rock trio of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss was produced by John Goodmanson.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.2
Apex Predator - Easy Meat 4.

Apex Predator - Easy Meat

by Napalm Death
January 27, 2015
The 15th studio release for the British grindcore band was produced by Russ Russell.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
The Fade in Time 5.

The Fade in Time

by Sam Lee
March 16, 2015
The second full-length release for the Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter was produced by Arthur Jeffes and Jamie Orchard-Lisle.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
5.6
Hand.Cannot.Erase. 6.

Hand.Cannot.Erase.

by Steven Wilson
March 3, 2015
The fourth solo release for the British artist was inspired by a news article about the discovery of a young woman's dead body in her apartment three years after her death.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Divers 7.

Divers

by Joanna Newsom
October 23, 2015
The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter features the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and arrangements by Nico Muhly and David Longstreth.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 8.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

by Courtney Barnett
March 24, 2015
This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
That's the Spirit 9.

That's the Spirit

by Bring Me the Horizon
September 11, 2015
The fifth full-length studio release for the British metal band was produced by band members Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.2
From Kinshasa 10.

From Kinshasa

by Mbongwana Star
May 19, 2015
After leaving Staff Benda Bilili in 2013, Coco Ngambali and Theo Nsituvuidi started a new group and released this debut release produced by Liam "Doctor L" Farrell.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.3
Art Angels 11.

Art Angels

by Grimes
December 11, 2015
The fourth full-length release for the Canadian artist was self-produced and features guest appearances from Aristophanes and Janelle Monáe.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Complicated Game 12.

Complicated Game

by James McMurtry
February 24, 2015
The first studio release in six years for the singer-songwriter was co-produced by C.C. Adcock and Mike Napolitano.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Have You in My Wilderness 13.

Have You in My Wilderness

by Julia Holter
September 25, 2015
The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was recorded with Cole M. Greif-Neill.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Something More Than Free 14.

Something More Than Free

by Jason Isbell
July 17, 2015
The fifth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
John Howard & the Night Mail 15.

John Howard & the Night Mail

by John Howard & The Night Mail
August 21, 2015
This is the latest release from the British singer-songwriter with Andy Lewis and Ian Button.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Ten Love Songs 16.

Ten Love Songs

by Susanne Sundfør
February 16, 2015
The fifth studio release for the Norwegian singer-songwriter features contributions from Anthony Gonzalez of M83, Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, Svein & Torbjorn from Röyksopp, and the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Choose Your Weapon 17.

Choose Your Weapon

by Hiatus Kaiyote
May 4, 2015
This is the second full-length release for the Grammy-nominated Australian band led by Nai Palm.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Painted Shut 18.

Painted Shut

by Hop Along
May 4, 2015
Originally a solo project Frances Quinlan under the name Hop Along, Queen Ansleis, the second full-length release sees the addition of three members, a shorter name, and co-production from John Agnello.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Summertime '06 19.

Summertime '06

by Vince Staples
June 30, 2015
The debut full-length studio release for the Long Beach rapper features production from Clams Casino, DJ Dahi, Brian Kidd, No I.D., and Christian Rich.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Vulnicura 20.

Vulnicura

by Björk
January 20, 2015
Originally scheduled for a March release, the ninth studio release for the Icelandic singer-songwriter was released early on iTunes after an illegal leak of the songs was available.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
I Love You, Honeybear 21.

I Love You, Honeybear

by Father John Misty
February 10, 2015
The second full-length release from Josh Tillman as Father John Misty was co-produced with Jonathan Wilson.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton 22.

Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

by Various Artists
May 26, 2015
Isobel Campbell, Diane Cluck, Sharon Van Etten, Josephine Foster, Patty Griffin, Larkin Grimm, Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Marissa Nadler, Tara Jane O'Neil, and Lucinda Williams give voice to lyrics and poems written by folk singer-songwriter Karen Dalton.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
In Colour 23.

In Colour

by Jamie xx
June 2, 2015
The debut full-length solo release for the xx's Jamie Smith features guest appearances from Popcaan, Young Thug, as well as his xx bandmates Romy Croft and Oliver Sim.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Nashville Obsolete 24.

Nashville Obsolete

by Dave Rawlings Machine
September 18, 2015
The second full-length release for the guitarist features Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, Willie Watson, and Gillian Welch (who also co-wrote the songs and sings with Rawlings).
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.1
Natalie Prass 25.

Natalie Prass

by Natalie Prass
January 27, 2015
The debut full-length release for the singer-songwriter was co-produced by Matthew E. White and Trey Pollard.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Dark Energy 26.

Dark Energy

by Jlin
March 24, 2015
This is the debut full-length release for the Gary, Indiana electronic producer.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
The Blade 27.

The Blade

by Ashley Monroe
July 24, 2015
The second full-length release for the country singer-songwriter (who is also a member of Pistol Annies) was produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
It's Great to Be Alive! [Live] 28.

It's Great to Be Alive! [Live]

by Drive-By Truckers
October 30, 2015
The three-disc live album collects 35 tracks from its three-night stand at the San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in November 2014.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan Maccoll 29.

Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan Maccoll

by Various Artists
October 30, 2015
The two-disc tribute to the British folk artist features such artists as Paul Brady, Bombay Bicycle Club, Billy Bragg, Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Steve Earle, David Gray, Dick Gaughan, The Unthanks, Norma Waterson and Rufus & Martha Wainwright.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Simple Songs 30.

Simple Songs

by Jim O'Rourke
May 19, 2015
This is the first solo release for the experimental artist since 2009's The Visitor.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Surf 31.

Surf

by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
May 29, 2015
The collaborative debut album from Chance The Rapper with Donnie Trumpet features Peter CottonTale, Nate Fox, and Greg Landfair, Jr., with guest appearances from Erykah Badu, Big Sean, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, and Janelle Monae.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Poison Season 32.

Poison Season

by Destroyer
August 28, 2015
The second full-length release for Dan Bejar's solo project was produced by John Collins.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
The Agent Intellect 33.

The Agent Intellect

by Protomartyr
October 9, 2015
This is the third full-length release for the Detroit post-punk band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Reality Show 34.

Reality Show

by Jazmine Sullivan
January 13, 2015
The third full-length studio release for the R&B singer feature a guest appearances from Meek Mill.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Christine and the Queens 35.

Christine and the Queens

by Christine and the Queens
October 16, 2015
Chaleur Humaine, the 2014 French language release from the French synth-pop artist is reissued with songs redone in English and additional new songs featuring guest appearances from Tunji Ige and Perfume Genius.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Loyalty 36.

Loyalty

by The Weather Station
May 12, 2015
The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman was recorded in France.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Purple 37.

Purple

by Baroness
December 18, 2015
The metal band returns from a tour bus accident in 2012 with a new lineup. Nick Jost and Sebastian Thomson take over for Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni on the fourth studio release produced by David Fridmann.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Over and Even 38.

Over and Even

by Joan Shelley
September 4, 2015
The third full-length release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter features guest appearance from Rachel Grimes and Will Oldham.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Ba Power 39.

Ba Power

by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
May 12, 2015
The fourth full-length release for the Malian afro-rock band that features the ngoni was produced by Chris Eckman.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.3
King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude 40.

King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

by Pusha T
December 18, 2015
The second full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Ab-Liva, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, Jill Scott, Beanie Sigel, The-Dream, and Kanye West.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Elaenia 41.

Elaenia

by Floating Points
November 6, 2015
The debut full-length release for electronic producer Sam Shepherd features a wide variety of influences including Brazilian classical, jazz, and soul music.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Architect 42.

Architect

by C Duncan
July 17, 2015
This is the debut release for the Scottish composer features influences from classical and pop music.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
New Bermuda 43.

New Bermuda

by Deafheaven
October 2, 2015
The third full-length studio release for the California black metal band was produced by Jack Shirley.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Bonxie 44.

Bonxie

by Stornoway
April 13, 2015
The third full length release for the British folk-pop band was produced by Gil Norton.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Levon Vincent 45.

Levon Vincent

by Levon Vincent
February 10, 2015
The Berlin-based electronic artist released his debut full-length release for free online the day before its official date.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Fantasy Empire 46.

Fantasy Empire

by Lightning Bolt
March 24, 2015
The sixth full-length release for the Rhode Island noise rock band is its first album recorded in a proper studio.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Tomorrow Is My Turn 47.

Tomorrow Is My Turn

by Rhiannon Giddens
February 10, 2015
The debut solo release for the Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder was produced by T Bone Burnett.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Great Pretenders 48.

The Great Pretenders

by Mini Mansions
March 24, 2015
The second release for the Californian trio of Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford features guest appearances from Brian Wilson and Alex Turner.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Etch And Etch Deep 49.

Etch And Etch Deep

by Haiku Salut
July 31, 2015
This is the second full-length release for the British trio of Louise Croft, Gemma and Sophie Bakerwood.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
Constant Bop 50.

Constant Bop

by Bop English
April 14, 2015
The debut full-length solo release for White Denim frontman James Petralli features contributions from his bandmates and ex-Shearwater bassist Kevin Schneider.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Mr. Misunderstood 51.

Mr. Misunderstood

by Eric Church
November 3, 2015
The fifth full-length album for the country singer was recorded in a month and was a surprise release first to his fan club then to iTunes.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Down to Believing 52.

Down to Believing

by Allison Moorer
March 17, 2015
The eighth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was influenced by her break up with Steve Earle and the autism diagnosis for her son Henry.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Wildheart 53.

Wildheart

by Miguel
June 29, 2015
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Lenny Kravitz and Kurupt.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Currents 54.

Currents

by Tame Impala
July 17, 2015
This is the third full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band led by Kevin Parker.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Second Hand Heart 55.

Second Hand Heart

by Dwight Yoakam
April 14, 2015
The 16th full-length release for the Grammy-winning country singer was self-produced and features two cover songs.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress 56.

Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
March 31, 2015
The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian post-rock band was recorded by Greg Norman.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
I Abused Animal 57.

I Abused Animal

by Heather Leigh
November 27, 2015
This is the first release on Editions Mego's sub-label Ideologic Organ for the West Virginia-born, Scotland-based singer songwriter.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman 58.

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

by The Bad Plus
May 26, 2015
This is the debut release for the collaboration between The Bad Plus and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
A Fool to Care 59.

A Fool to Care

by Boz Scaggs
March 31, 2015
The follow-up to 2013's Memphis album was recorded over four days with producer Steve Gordan and features guest appearances Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
How to Die in the North 60.

How to Die in the North

by BC Camplight
January 20, 2015
Brian Christinzio's first album in seven years was recorded in Manchester, England.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
The Epic 61.

The Epic

by Kamasi Washington
May 5, 2015
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles jazz saxophonist features his ten-piece band, as well as a 32-piece orchestra, and a 20-person choir.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Y Dydd Olaf 62.

Y Dydd Olaf

by Gwenno
July 31, 2015
The debut solo release for the Pipettes' Gwenno Saunders is sung in Welsh except for one track in Cornish.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Hinterland 63.

Hinterland

by LoneLady
March 24, 2015
The second full-length release for Julie Campbell as LoneLady is her first in five years.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Foil Deer 64.

Foil Deer

by Speedy Ortiz
April 21, 2015
The second full-length major studio release for the Massachusetts indie rock band led by Sadie Dupuis was produced with Nicolas Vernhes.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
White Men Are Black Men Too 65.

White Men Are Black Men Too

by Young Fathers
April 7, 2015
The follow-up for the Edinburgh trio's Mercury-winning debut release was recording while on tour.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
LP [2015] 66.

LP [2015]

by Container
June 9, 2015
This is the third full-length release from Ren Schofield's electronic project named LP.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Music in Exile 67.

Music in Exile

by Songhoy Blues
February 23, 2015
The debut full-length release for the Malian band was co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner and Marc-Antoine Moreau.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
Blackbirds 68.

Blackbirds

by Gretchen Peters
February 10, 2015
The eighth studio release from the Nashville singer-songwriter was co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
High 69.

High

by Royal Headache
August 21, 2015
The second and final full-length release for the Australian garage punk band with its lead singer Shogun, who left the band in 2014, but agreed to finish this sophomore album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
M 70.

M

by Myrkur
August 21, 2015
The debut full-length black metal solo release for Ex Cops' Amalie Bruun was produced by Kristoffer Rygg.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Star Wars 71.

Star Wars

by Wilco
July 16, 2015
Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick, the ninth release was a surprise free release on the Chicago band's website for a limited time.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Safe 72.

Safe

by Visionist
October 9, 2015
This is the debut full-length release for grime producer Louis Carnell.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Primrose Green 73.

Primrose Green

by Ryley Walker
March 31, 2015
This is the second full-length release for the Chicago singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Infinite Dissolution 74.

Infinite Dissolution

by Locrian
July 24, 2015
The latest release for the Chicago-based experimental rock band was inspired by Elizabeth Kolbert's book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" and was produced by Greg Norman.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
B'lieve I'm Goin' Down 75.

B'lieve I'm Goin' Down

by Kurt Vile
September 25, 2015
The sixth full-length solo studio release for the Philadelphia-based indie rock singer was recorded in several places including Joshua Tree.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
The Miraculous 76.

The Miraculous

by Anna von Hausswolff
November 13, 2015
The third full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter features a 9,000-pipe organ.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Servant of Love 77.

Servant of Love

by Patty Griffin
September 25, 2015
The tenth full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced with Craig Ross.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Life 78.

Life

by Dan Friel
October 16, 2015
The third solo release for the Parts & Labor co-founder was written after the birth of his son.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.9
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper 79.

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

by Panda Bear
January 13, 2015
The fifth full-length studio release for the Animal Collective co-founder was co-produced with Peter Kember.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Luminiferous 80.

Luminiferous

by High on Fire
June 16, 2015
The seventh full-length release for the Oakland heavy metal trio was produced by Kurt Ballou.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Shackles Gift 81.

Shackles Gift

by Zun Zun Egui
January 27, 2015
The second full-length release for the Bristol-based rock band was produced by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Don't Lose This 82.

Don't Lose This

by Roebuck "Pops" Staples
February 17, 2015
The unfinished recordings from the blues guiatrist was completed with the help of his daughter Mavis Staples and producer Jeff Tweedy.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Frozen Niagara Falls 83.

Frozen Niagara Falls

by Prurient
May 12, 2015
Dominick Fernow's latest release as Prurient is a double album produced by Arthur Rizk and Kris Lapke.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Anxiety's Kiss 84.

Anxiety's Kiss

by Coliseum
May 5, 2015
The fifth full-length release for the Kentucky hardcore trio was produced by J. Robbins.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Shadows in the Night 85.

Shadows in the Night

by Bob Dylan
February 3, 2015
Produced by Jack Frost, the 36th studio release for the singer-songwriter features pop standards popularized by Frank Sinatra.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
The Most Important Place in the World 86.

The Most Important Place in the World

by Bill Wells
March 16, 2015
The second full-length release from Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat features a theme with the city of Glasgow as a femme fatale.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Male Eunuch 87.

Male Eunuch

by The Pre New
May 11, 2015
This is the second full-length studio release for the British electronic band.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Me 88.

Me

by Empress Of
September 11, 2015
The full-length debut release for Lorely Rodriguez was largely recorded in Mexico and self-produced.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Compton 89.

Compton

by Dr. Dre
August 7, 2015
Released exclusively on Apple Music/iTunes, the third full-length studio album for the rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Marsha Ambrosius, BJ the Chicago Kid, Eminem, The Game, Ice Cube, Justus, Kendrick Lamar, Craig Owens, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Africa Express Presents...Terry Riley's In C Mali 90.

Africa Express Presents...Terry Riley's In C Mali

by Africa Express
January 26, 2015
Co-produced and mixed by Mouse on Mars' Andi Toma, Africa Express reinterprets Terry Riley's In C Mali.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure 91.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

by John Grant
October 9, 2015
The third solo release for the ex-The Czars frontman was produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Piteous Gate 92.

Piteous Gate

by M.E.S.H.
July 31, 2015
This is the debut full-length release for Berlin-based electronic producer James Whipple.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Sauna 93.

Sauna

by Mount Eerie
February 3, 2015
The double album release from Phil Elverum as Mount Eerie includes a ten-minute song.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Mutilator Defeated at Last 94.

Mutilator Defeated at Last

by Thee Oh Sees
May 26, 2015
The latest full-length release for the San Francisco garage rock band led by John Dwyer was recorded and mixed by bandmember Chris Woodhouse.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Cortar Todo 95.

Cortar Todo

by Zu
March 23, 2015
The latest release for the Italian experimental jazz-metal band is its first with new drummer Gabe Serbian.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Matador 96.

Matador

by Gaz Coombes
January 26, 2015
This is the second solo release for the former Supergrass lead singer.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Zoy Zoy 97.

Zoy Zoy

by Tal National
April 13, 2015
The second full-length release for the group based in Niger was recorded by Jamie Carter.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Fading Frontier 98.

Fading Frontier

by Deerhunter
October 16, 2015
The seventh full-length studio release for the Atlanta indie rock band was produced with Ben H. Allen III.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Never Were the Way She Was 99.

Never Were the Way She Was

by Sarah Neufeld
April 28, 2015
The debut full-length collaboration between Arcade Fire's saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld was produced by Hans Bernard.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6

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