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The Gods We Can Touch 1.

The Gods We Can Touch

by Aurora
January 21, 2022
The third full-length studio release for the Norwegian pop artist AURORA features a guest appearance from Pomme.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.7
Red (Taylor's Version) 2.

Red (Taylor's Version)

by Taylor Swift
November 12, 2021
The new recording of Taylor Swift's fourth studio album features nine previously unreleased songs that include guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Stapleton.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.3
Dawn FM 3.

Dawn FM

by The Weeknd
January 7, 2022
The sixth full-length studio release for The Weeknd features guest appearances from Jim Carrey, Lil Wayne, and Tyler, the Creator as well as contributions from Oscar Holter, Quincy Jones, Max Martin, and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.2
An Evening with Silk Sonic 4.

An Evening with Silk Sonic

by Silk Sonic
November 12, 2021
The full-length collaboration between Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars was inspired by 1970s funk, soul and R&B music.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Raise The Roof 5.

Raise The Roof

by Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
November 19, 2021
14 years after 2007's Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for their second full-length collaboration, with T-Bone Burnett also returning to produce.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows 6.

Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

by Damon Albarn
November 12, 2021
The second full-length solo release for Blur/Gorillaz's Damon Albarn was inspired by Icelandic and was originally planned as an orchestral project for Lyon's Fête des Lumieres.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Voyage 7.

Voyage

by ABBA
November 5, 2021
This is the first new studio release of new songs in 40 years for the Swedish pop quartet.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Ocean to Ocean 8.

Ocean to Ocean

by Tori Amos
October 29, 2021
The first full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter in four years was written during the pandemic lockdown in Cornwall, England.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Projector 9.

Projector

by Geese
October 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band was mixed by Dan Carey.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
kick iiii 10.

kick iiii

by Arca
December 3, 2021
One of the four releases on the same day for Arca's KICK anthology features guest appearances from Oliver Coates, Shirley Manson, No Bra, and Planningtorock.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
kiCK iiiii 11.

kiCK iiiii

by Arca
December 3, 2021
One of the four releases on the same day for Arca's KICK anthology features a guest appearance from Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
30 12.

30

by Adele
November 19, 2021
The first full-length release from Adele in six years features production from Ludwig Göransson, Inflo, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and Shellback.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Crawler 13.

Crawler

by Idles
November 12, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the British punk band was recorded with co-producer Kenny Beats.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Caprisongs [Mixtape] 14.

Caprisongs [Mixtape]

by FKA twigs
January 14, 2022
The first mixtape from FKA twigs features guest appearances from Dystopia, Rema, Pa Salieu, Shygirl, Jorja Smith, Unknown T, and The Weeknd.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
KEYS 15.

KEYS

by Alicia Keys
December 10, 2021
Produced with Mike WiLL Made-It, the two-disc release from R&B artist Alicia Keys features piano-based originals and more upbeat versions with drums.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.5
Valentine 16.

Valentine

by Snail Mail
November 5, 2021
The second full-length release for the Lindsey Jordan's indie rock project was co-produced by Brad Cook.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
The Path of the Clouds 17.

The Path of the Clouds

by Marissa Nadler
October 29, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was inspired from watching Unsolved Mysteries episodes during the pandemic lockdown and features contributions from Jesse Chandler, Simon Raymonde, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Amber Webber.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
KicK iii 18.

KicK iii

by Arca
December 3, 2021
One of the four releases on the same day for Arca's KICK anthology is said to be "more manic, violently euphoric and aggressively psychedelic."
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Music for Psychedelic Therapy 19.

Music for Psychedelic Therapy

by Jon Hopkins
November 12, 2021
The latest full-length release for British electronic producer Jon Hopkins was inspired by the Tayos Caves of Ecuador.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Thank You 20.

Thank You

by Diana Ross
November 5, 2021
The first new full-length studio release in more than 20 years for the artist known as Queen of Motown was produced with Jack Antonoff.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.4
Night Call 21.

Night Call

by Years & Years
January 21, 2022
The third full-length release for Years & Years is now an Olly Alexander solo project after Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen stepped back as active members.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Barn 22.

Barn

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
December 10, 2021
The latest full-length release for Neil Young & Crazy Horse was recorded in a replica of the barn (the original had collapsed) they recorded 2019's Colorado.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Hushed and Grim 23.

Hushed and Grim

by Mastodon
October 29, 2021
The eighth full-length studio release for the Atlanta metal band was produced by David Bottrill.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
The Boy Named If 24.

The Boy Named If

by Elvis Costello & the Imposters
January 14, 2022
The latest full-length release from Elvis Costello And The Imposters features a guest appearance from Nicole Atkins.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Kick ii 25.

Kick ii

by Arca
December 3, 2021
One of the four releases on the same day for Arca's KICK anthology features influences from reggaeton.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Covers 26.

Covers

by Cat Power
January 14, 2022
The latest full-length covers album from Cat Power features songs from such artists as Jackson Brown, Nick Cave, Lana Del Rey, Billie Holiday, Iggy Pop, Frank Ocean, The Replacements, and Kitty Wells.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Still Over It 27.

Still Over It

by Summer Walker
November 5, 2021
The second full-length release for the Atlanta R&B artist features guest appearances from Cardi B, Ciara, JT, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Omarion, and Pharrell Williams.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Things Take Time, Take Time 28.

Things Take Time, Take Time

by Courtney Barnett
November 12, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the Australian alternative singer-songwriter was produced with Stella Mozgawa.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Sick! 29.

Sick!

by Earl Sweatshirt
January 14, 2022
The fourth full-length studio release for rapper Earl Sweatshirt features guest appearances from Armand Hammer and Zelooperz.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
I Don't Live Here Anymore 30.

I Don't Live Here Anymore

by The War on Drugs
October 29, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the Philadelphia rock band led by Adam Granduciel is its first in four years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Bloodmoon: I 31.

Bloodmoon: I

by Converge
November 19, 2021
The debut full-length collaboration between Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, and Steve Brodsky began recording in 2019 but was completed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.4
Flying Dream 1 32.

Flying Dream 1

by Elbow
November 19, 2021
The ninth full-length studio release for British alternative rock band Elbow was recorded at the Theatre Royal Brighton.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
Fragments 33.

Fragments

by Bonobo
January 14, 2022
The seventh full-length release for British electronic artist Simon Green as Bonobo features guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kadhja Bonet, Joji, O’Flynn, Jordan Rakei, and Jamila Woods.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
Fix Yourself, Not the World 34.

Fix Yourself, Not the World

by The Wombats
January 14, 2022
The fifth full-length release for British indie rock trio The Wombats was recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Queens of the Summer Hotel 35.

Queens of the Summer Hotel

by Aimee Mann
November 5, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was originally part of a planned stage musical adaptation of Girl, Interrupted.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
Fighting Demons 36.

Fighting Demons

by Juice WRLD
December 10, 2021
The second posthumous release for the rapper Juice WRLD features guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Polo G, Suga of BTS, and Trippie Redd.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.7
Equals 37.

Equals

by Ed Sheeran
October 29, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was influenced in part by his marriage, the birth of his daughter and the death of a friend.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.7
Live Life Fast 38.

Live Life Fast

by Roddy Ricch
December 17, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Fivio Foreign, Jamie Foxx, Future, Gunna, Alex Isley, Kodak Black, Lil Baby, Takeoff, and Ty Dolla $ign,
Metascore:
68
User Score:
4.6

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 88

    Dawn FM - The Weeknd

    • Release Date: Jan 7, 2022
    • User Score: 9.2
  2. 86

    The Overload - Yard Act

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
  3. 86

    Sick! - Earl Sweatshirt

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
    • User Score: 7.6
  4. 86

    The Gods We Can Touch - Aurora

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
    • User Score: 9.7
  5. 83

    The Boy Named If - Elvis Costello & the Imposters

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
    • User Score: 8.2
Lowest of the Month
  1. 66

    Transparency - Twin Atlantic

    • Release Date: Jan 7, 2022
    • User Score: 5.0
  2. 70

    Fix Yourself, Not the World - The Wombats

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
    • User Score: 7.0
  3. 74

    Change the Show - Miles Kane

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
  4. 74

    Fragments - Bonobo

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
    • User Score: 7.1
  5. 76

    Night Call - Years & Years

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2022
    • User Score: 8.3