Album Releases by Score

London Zoo 1.

London Zoo

by The Bug
August 12, 2008
The third album for the artist/music producer Kevin Martin as The Bug.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.5
Fed 2.

Fed

by Plush
August 25, 2008
Originally released in Japan, the sophomore album for Liam Hayes as Plush is finally released wide.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.5
Dear Science, 3.

Dear Science,

by TV on the Radio
September 23, 2008
The fourth album for the New York band was produced by Dave Sitek.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Exit 4.

Exit

by Shugo Tokumaru
September 2, 2008
The latest album from the Japanese musician includes more than 50 instruments.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
For Emma, Forever Ago 5.

For Emma, Forever Ago

by Bon Iver
February 19, 2008
The debut album from ex-DeYarmond Edison member Justin Vernon.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Pacific Ocean Blue [Reissue] 6.

Pacific Ocean Blue [Reissue]

by Dennis Wilson
June 17, 2008
Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's solo album is rereleased with songs from his unreleased "Bambu" album and one unfinished track sung by the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Fleet Foxes 7.

Fleet Foxes

by Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
This is the debut album from the Seattle area quintet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! 8.

Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
April 8, 2008
The latest album for the alternative rock band from Australia was inspired by the story of Lazarus rising from the dead, as well as Harry Houdini.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Hercules And Love Affair 9.

Hercules And Love Affair

by Hercules & Love Affair
June 24, 2008
The debut album for the electronic group from New York.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Robyn 10.

Robyn

by Robyn
April 29, 2008
The fourth album for the Swedish singer was released in 2005 in her native Sweden.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective 11.

What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective

by Steinski
May 27, 2008
The two-disc set includes the 28-track "Nothing to Fear" on disc two.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Harps And Angels 12.

Harps And Angels

by Randy Newman
August 5, 2008
The first studio album for the singer-songwriter since 1999's "Bad Love" was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Fortress 13.

Fortress

by Protest the Hero
January 29, 2008
The sophomore album for the post-hardcore/metal band from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 14.

Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8

by Bob Dylan
October 7, 2008
The latest collection of unreleased and rare songs recorded between 1989 and 2006.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Rook 15.

Rook

by Shearwater
June 3, 2008
The Austin-based band cofounded by Okkervil River's Jonathan Meiburg releases its fifth album.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Life...The Best Game In Town 16.

Life...The Best Game In Town

by Harvey Milk
June 3, 2008
This is the fifth album for the experimental rock band from Athens, Georgia.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Third 17.

Third

by Portishead
April 29, 2008
The English rock band returns with its first studio album in 11 years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Stay Positive 18.

Stay Positive

by The Hold Steady
July 15, 2008
This is the fourth album for the Brooklyn, New York, indie rock quintet.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Laulu Laakson Kukista 19.

Laulu Laakson Kukista

by Paavoharju
July 22, 2008
This is the latest album for the Finnish rock band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Chemistry Of Common Life 20.

Chemistry Of Common Life

by Fucked Up
October 7, 2008
The second full-length album for the Canadian hard-rock band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
The Airing Of Grievances 21.

The Airing Of Grievances

by Titus Andronicus
May 13, 2008
The debut full-length album from the New Jersey punk-rock sextet.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Emeritus 22.

Emeritus

by Scarface
December 2, 2008
The ninth album for the Texas-born rapper features guest appearances from Bilal, Bun B, Lil Wayne, J. Prince, Papa Rue, Slim Thug, and Z-Ro.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 23.

Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968

by Neil Young
November 20, 2008
Released as part of the Archive series of rare recordings of concerts from the early days of his career, this album includes songs recorded from a gig in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 9-10, just before the release of his debut solo album.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Tronic 24.

Tronic

by Black Milk
October 28, 2008
The latest release for the Detroit rapper/producer features guest appearances by Dwele, Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, and DJ Premier.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Tha Carter III 25.

Tha Carter III

by Lil Wayne
June 10, 2008
The latest album from the rapper includes guest appearances by Jay-Z, T-Pain, Babyface, Busta Rhymes, and Robin Thicke.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.2
A Piece Of What You Need 26.

A Piece Of What You Need

by Teddy Thompson
June 17, 2008
The fourth album for the London-born artist was produced by Marius de Vries.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Don't Do Anything 27.

Don't Do Anything

by Sam Phillips
June 3, 2008
This is the first album not produced by T-Bone Burnett for the California-born singer-songwriter Sam Phillips.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
One Kind Favor 28.

One Kind Favor

by B.B. King
August 26, 2008
The blues legend releases his latest album produced by T Bone Burnett.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic 29.

In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic

by Kasai Allstars
July 15, 2008
The latest album for the supergroup of 25 musicians from the Democratic Republic of the Congo features both traditional and contemporary instruments.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Real Animal 30.

Real Animal

by Alejandro Escovedo
June 24, 2008
The ninth solo album for the former punk rocker was produced by Tony Visconti.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Skeleton 31.

Skeleton

by Abe Vigoda
July 8, 2008
The third album for the Los Angeles-area punk-rock band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Uproot 32.

Uproot

by DJ/rupture
October 7, 2008
After several years in Spain, Jace Clayton returns to New York with his latest album of electronic mixes.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War) 33.

New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War)

by Erykah Badu
February 26, 2008
Erykah Badu's latest album was produced by 9th Wonder, Madlib, Mike "Chav" Chavarria, and Bilal.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Brighter Than Creation's Dark 34.

Brighter Than Creation's Dark

by Drive-By Truckers
January 22, 2008
This is the first album since Jason Isbell left the band to pursue a solo career.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
The Visiter 35.

The Visiter

by The Dodos
March 18, 2008
The San Francisco, California-based duo releases its sophomore album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Love On The Inside 36.

Love On The Inside

by Sugarland
July 22, 2008
The third album for the country duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Love Behind The Melody 37.

Love Behind The Melody

by Raheem DeVaughn
January 15, 2008
The sophomore album already has one Grammy-nominated single, "Woman."
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes 38.

Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes

by The Music Tapes
August 19, 2008
Julian Koster used a variety of antique and unusual recorders to achieve his unique sounds.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.5
Ice Cream Spiritual 39.

Ice Cream Spiritual

by Ponytail
June 17, 2008
The third full-length for the quartet from Baltimore was produced by J Robbins.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Watershed 40.

Watershed

by Opeth
June 3, 2008
The Swedish metal band's ninth album is the first with Martin Axenrot and Fredrik Akesson, who replaced Martin Lopez and Peter Lindgren.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Week That Was 41.

The Week That Was

by The Week That Was
August 26, 2008
Peter Brewis wrote the songs as part of an imaginary crime thriller for his debut concept album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed 42.

We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

by Los Campesinos!
November 25, 2008
The second release for the Welsh indie-pop band was recorded in two weeks.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
The Renaissance 43.

The Renaissance

by Q-Tip
November 4, 2008
Q-Tip returns to release his first solo album in nine years with guests such as D'Angelo, Amanda Diva, Norah Jones, and Raphael Saadiq.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Do You Like Rock Music? 44.

Do You Like Rock Music?

by British Sea Power
February 12, 2008
The third album for the British quartet was produced by Graham Sutton and the band.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
This Is It & I Am It & You Are It & So Is That & He Is It & She Is It & It Is It & That Is That 45.

This Is It & I Am It & You Are It & So Is That & He Is It & She Is It & It Is It & That Is That

by Marnie Stern
October 7, 2008
The sophomore album for the New Yorker was produced by Zach Hill
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Just Us Kids 46.

Just Us Kids

by James McMurtry
April 15, 2008
The son of novelist Larry continues his critique of the world on his latest album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Lost Wisdom 47.

Lost Wisdom

by Mount Eerie
October 7, 2008
The latest album for the band led by Phil Elverum features Julie Doiron and Fred Squire.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Vampire Weekend 48.

Vampire Weekend

by Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
This is the debut album for the quartet of Columbia University alumni.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Health//Disco 49.

Health//Disco

by HEALTH
May 27, 2008
The compilation album for the experimental electronic band features remixes by Acid Girls, CFCF, Pink Skull, Narctrax, and Crystal Castles.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.2
The Seldom Seen Kid 50.

The Seldom Seen Kid

by Elbow
April 22, 2008
The fourth album for the indie rock band features Pulp's Richard Hawley on one track.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Doomsdayer's Holiday 51.

Doomsdayer's Holiday

by Grails
October 7, 2008
The latest album on the Temporary Residence label for the Oregon quartet.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Where You Go I Go Too 52.

Where You Go I Go Too

by Lindstrøm
August 19, 2008
The Norwegian producer's album has only three tracks, but one is nearly 29 minutes long.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
II Trill 53.

II Trill

by Bun B
May 20, 2008
UGK's Bun B sophomore solo album's featured guests include Sean Kingston, Pimp C, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Mya, Chamillionaire, and Juvenile.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Love Is Overtaking Me 54.

Love Is Overtaking Me

by Arthur Russell
October 28, 2008
The album features 21 tracks never before released by the late singer/songwriter Arthur Russell.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Lay It Down 55.

Lay It Down

by Al Green
May 27, 2008
Al Green's latest album includes guests John legend and Anthony Hamilton. It was also produced in part by Willie Mitchell and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Imperial Wax Solvent 56.

Imperial Wax Solvent

by The Fall
April 28, 2008
The latest album from the British group is with yet another different lineup from 2007's "Reformation Post TLC."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Sycamore Meadows 57.

Sycamore Meadows

by Butch Walker
November 11, 2008
The producer/singer/songwriter releases his lastest solo album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
The BBC Sessions 58.

The BBC Sessions

by Belle and Sebastian
November 18, 2008
The two-disc set includes track recorded by the BBC between 1996 and 2001.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
03/07-09/07 59.

03/07-09/07

by High Places
July 22, 2008
The singles collection for the Brooklyn, New York, electronica duo, which was previously released on the digital music site eMusic, is released physically via Thrill Jockey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Lie Down In The Light 60.

Lie Down In The Light

by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
May 20, 2008
Louisville-born Will Oldham releases his latest album produced by Mark Nevers.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Los Angeles 61.

Los Angeles

by Flying Lotus
June 10, 2008
The first full-length album on the Warp label for Steven Ellison.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust 62.

Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

by Sigur Rós
June 24, 2008
The fifth album for the group was was co-produced by Flood and its first recorded in less than a year.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Black Forest 63.

Black Forest

by Pale Young Gentlemen
October 7, 2008
This is the sophomore album for the indie-rock band from Madison, Wisconsin.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
The Family Afloat 64.

The Family Afloat

by Bound Stems
September 9, 2008
The Chicago-based indie rock band releases its second full-length album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Hold On Now, Youngster 65.

Hold On Now, Youngster

by Los Campesinos!
April 1, 2008
The debut album for the Cardiff, Wales-based indie rock band was produced by David Newfeld.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Live At Shea Stadium [Live] 66.

Live At Shea Stadium [Live]

by The Clash
October 7, 2008
The official release of The Clash's second performance at Shea Stadium in 1982.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel 67.

Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel

by Atlas Sound
February 19, 2008
The debut solo album from the lead singer of Deerhunter.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Microcastle 68.

Microcastle

by Deerhunter
October 28, 2008
The rock group from Georgia recorded the album in a week in Brooklyn, New york.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
The Evangelist 69.

The Evangelist

by Robert Forster
April 29, 2008
Robert Forster's first album in 11 years also features songs written by his now-deceased Go-Between partner.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Offend Maggie 70.

Offend Maggie

by Deerhoof
October 7, 2008
The latest release from the trio of rockers from San Francisco.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
April 71.

April

by Sun Kil Moon
April 1, 2008
This is the third album for the group led by Mark Kozelek, who also wrote and produced the album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Power Of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities 72.

The Power Of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities

by The Jesus and Mary Chain
September 30, 2008
The four-disc collection of B-sides and rare recordings from the Scottish band.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Jim Noir 73.

Jim Noir

by Jim Noir
April 8, 2008
The Manchester, England, native wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed his sophomore album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Street Horrrsing 74.

Street Horrrsing

by Fuck Buttons
March 18, 2008
The debut album for the Bristol, England experimental music duo.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
One Day As A Lion [EP] 75.

One Day As A Lion [EP]

by One Day As A Lion
July 22, 2008
Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha releases his solo EP, which includes Mars Volta's Jon Theodore on drums.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill 76.

Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill

by Grouper
June 10, 2008
The third album for the Portland, Oregon-based indie pop singer Liz Harris.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Golden Age 77.

The Golden Age

by American Music Club
February 19, 2008
The San Francisco band, now relocated to Los Angeles and with two new members, releases its latest album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Two Men With The Blues 78.

Two Men With The Blues

by Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
July 8, 2008
This is a recording of the special concert of Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis who performed together in January 2007 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Saturnalia 79.

Saturnalia

by The Gutter Twins
March 4, 2008
The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli and Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan team up on their debut album as The Gutter Twins.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Midnight Organ Fight 80.

The Midnight Organ Fight

by Frightened Rabbit
April 29, 2008
The British band's sophomore album was produced by Peter Katis.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Vivian Girls 81.

Vivian Girls

by Vivian Girls
September 30, 2008
The debut album for the Brooklyn trio is less than 22 minutes long.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
I'll Be Lightning 82.

I'll Be Lightning

by Liam Finn
January 22, 2008
The debut album for the son of Crowded House's Neil Finn.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Party Intellectuals 83.

Party Intellectuals

by Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
June 24, 2008
The debut album for guitarist/vocalist Marc Ribot as Ceramic Dog, who heads up the experimental rock trio.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Coral Sea 84.

The Coral Sea

by Patti Smith and Kevin Shields
July 8, 2008
Recorded in 2005-2006, the live set is based on a poem about the famed photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe, who was also Patti Smith's friend.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Rising Down 85.

Rising Down

by The Roots
April 29, 2008
The latest studio album from the hip-hop group features Common, Malik B, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Styles P, Wale, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, amongst others guest artists.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Furr 86.

Furr

by Blitzen Trapper
September 23, 2008
The fourth album for the Portland, Oregon group is the first on the Sub Pop label.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Black Sea 87.

Black Sea

by Fennesz
November 24, 2008
This is the fourth studio album for the electronic artist from Austria.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Flight Of The Conchords 88.

Flight Of The Conchords

by Flight of the Conchords
April 22, 2008
The first full-length album from the band is featured in the HBO series of the same name.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
In A Town Called Addis 89.

In A Town Called Addis

by Dub Colossus
October 7, 2008
Trans-Global Underground's Nick Page gathered a group of Ethiopian musicians to record this album that mixes African and dub reggae music.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Alegranza 90.

Alegranza

by El Guincho
October 7, 2008
The first album released in the US for the Barcelona, Spain-based artist.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Ouliposaliva 91.

Ouliposaliva

by Angil & The Hidden Tracks
November 24, 2008
The French band releases a concept album based on the sounds of brass and woodwind instruments.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
The Unfairground 92.

The Unfairground

by Kevin Ayers
March 11, 2008
The ex-Soft Machines band member returns with his first solo studio album since 1992.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
4 93.

4

by Dungen
September 30, 2008
This is the fifth album for the Swedish rock band led by Gustav Ejstes.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Year Of The Gentleman 94.

Year Of The Gentleman

by Ne-Yo
September 16, 2008
The third album for the R&B singer features songs produced by Stargate, Stereotypes, and Polow da Don.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
In Ghost Colours 95.

In Ghost Colours

by Cut Copy
April 8, 2008
The Australian group's sophomore album hit number one on the Australian charts when released in their home country.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Distortion 96.

Distortion

by Magnetic Fields
January 15, 2008
The latest album for the band led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
The Way I See It 97.

The Way I See It

by Raphael Saadiq
September 16, 2008
The fourth album for the R&B singer features artists such as Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Jay-Z.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Stainless Style 98.

Stainless Style

by Neon Neon
March 18, 2008
Boom Bip and Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys come together to release a concept album about the life of John DeLorean.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
The Holy Pictures 99.

The Holy Pictures

by David Holmes
September 8, 2008
The latest album for the Irish musician who also contributed to a variety of film soundtracks, including "Ocean's Eleven" and its sequels.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Limbo, Panto 100.

Limbo, Panto

by Wild Beasts
November 4, 2008
The debut album for the indie rock quartet from Leeds.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2

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