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Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. 1.

Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.

by Lana Del Rey
March 24, 2023
The ninth full-length studio release from singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey features guest appearances from Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, Riopy, and SYML.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.4
Everything Is Alive 2.

Everything Is Alive

by Slowdive
September 1, 2023
The fifth full-length studio release from British shoegaze band Slowdive was recorded between 2020 and 2022.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.2
Intercepted Message 3.

Intercepted Message

by Osees
August 18, 2023
This is the 27th full-length studio release from John Dwyer's Osees.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.2
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) 4.

Speak Now (Taylor's Version)

by Taylor Swift
July 7, 2023
Taylor Swift continues re-recordings of her albums with 2010's Speak Now that includes six tracks written for the album but not included previously and features guest appearances from Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.2
Gag Order 5.

Gag Order

by Kesha
May 19, 2023
The fifth full-length studio release from pop singer-songwriter Kesha was produced by Rick Rubin.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.2
Norman Fucking Rockwell! 6.

Norman Fucking Rockwell!

by Lana Del Rey
August 30, 2019
The sixth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff and features contributions from Louis Bell, Zach Dawes, Rick Nowels, and Andrew Watt.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.2
The Loveliest Time 7.

The Loveliest Time

by Carly Rae Jepsen
July 28, 2023
The latest full-length release from Carly Rae Jepsen features songs that did not make it into 2022's The Loneliest Time.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.1
Chemistry 8.

Chemistry

by Kelly Clarkson
June 23, 2023
The 10th full-length studio release from Kelly Clarkson features contributions from Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas, Steve Martin, and Sheila E.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
9.1
This Is Why 9.

This Is Why

by Paramore
February 10, 2023
The first full-length release since 2017's After Laughter for pop-punk trio Paramore was produced by Carlos de la Garza.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.1
Holy Fvck 10.

Holy Fvck

by Demi Lovato
August 19, 2022
The eighth full-length release for Demi Lovato features guest appearances from Dead Sara, Royal & the Serpent and YUNGBLUD.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.1
Blue Banisters 11.

Blue Banisters

by Lana Del Rey
October 22, 2021
The eighth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features production from Zach Dawes, Mike Dean, Dean Reid, and Gabe Simon.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.1
Playing Robots Into Heaven 12.

Playing Robots Into Heaven

by James Blake
September 8, 2023
The latest full-length studio release from James Blake is his first with no guest artists.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Messy 13.

Messy

by Olivia Dean
June 30, 2023
The debut full-length release from British po-soul artist Olivia Dean was recorded by Matt Hales.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
9.0
Heaven Is a Junkyard 14.

Heaven Is a Junkyard

by Youth Lagoon
June 9, 2023
This is the first new release from Trevor Powers' music project Youth Lagoon since 2015's Savage Hills Ballroom.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.0
The Show 15.

The Show

by Niall Horan
June 9, 2023
The third full-length solo studio release from One Direction's Niall Horan was produced by Joel Little and John Ryan.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.0
My 21st Century Blues 16.

My 21st Century Blues

by RAYE
February 3, 2023
The debut full-length release for London-based artist RAYE features a guest appearance from 070 Shake.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.0
Dancing with the Devil... The Art of Starting Over 17.

Dancing with the Devil... The Art of Starting Over

by Demi Lovato
April 2, 2021
The seventh full-length release for the actress/pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Noah Cyrus, Sam Fischer, Ariana Grande, and Saweetie.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
9.0
Plastic Hearts 18.

Plastic Hearts

by Miley Cyrus
November 27, 2020
The seventh full-length studio album from Miley Cyrus features guest appearances from Dua Lipa, Billy Idol and Joan Jett.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
DISCO 19.

DISCO

by Kylie Minogue
November 6, 2020
The 15th full-length studio release for the Australian dance-pop was mostly recorded and engineered by Minogue at her home studio during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
9.0
folklore 20.

folklore

by Taylor Swift
July 24, 2020
The 16-track surprise release from the pop artist features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Bon Iver, William Bowery, and Aaron Dessner of the National.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
Sawayama 21.

Sawayama

by Rina Sawayama
April 17, 2020
The debut full-length studio release for the Japanese-British pop artist features production from Clarence Clarity, Nate Company, Bram Inscore, and Nicole Morier.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
The New Abnormal 22.

The New Abnormal

by The Strokes
April 10, 2020
The first new full-length studio release in seven years for the New York rock bad was produced by Rick Rubin.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Map of the Soul: 7 23.

Map of the Soul: 7

by BTS
February 21, 2020
The seventh full-length for the Korean pop band features guest appearances from Halsey and Sia.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.0
Titanic Rising 24.

Titanic Rising

by Weyes Blood
April 5, 2019
The fourth full-length release for Natalie Mering was co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
To Pimp A Butterfly 25.

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:
9.0
X 26.

X

by Kylie Minogue
April 1, 2008
Kylie returns after her battle with breast cancer with her latest album.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
9.0
In Rainbows 27.

In Rainbows

by Radiohead
October 10, 2007
Radiohead releases their latest with a pay-what-you-want price.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
Give Up 28.

Give Up

by The Postal Service
February 18, 2003
One of the highlights of Dntel's 2001 debut album was "This Is the Dream of Evan & Chan," where Dntel electronica mastermind Jimmy Tamborello was joined by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard on vocals. Satisfied by those results, the two continued to collaborate (by mail), eventually resulting in enough material for this full album that ventures more into synth-pop/new wave territory than their previous single.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.0
This Is Me... Then 29.

This Is Me... Then

by Jennifer Lopez
November 19, 2002
Actress/singer J.Lo returns with 12 new tracks, including "Jenny from the Block," featuring guest appearances from Jadakiss and Styles. Lopez is also planning her first-ever tour in support of the album in 2003.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
9.0
The Eminem Show 30.

The Eminem Show

by Eminem
May 28, 2002
Working once again with producer Dr. Dre, Marshall Mathers returns with his third album.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Fever 31.

Fever

by Kylie Minogue
February 26, 2002
This high-energy dance album from the Australian veteran includes the UK hit single "Can't Get You out of My Head." It is her first American release since 1988, although she has retained her popularity in Europe and her native Australia since the 1980's, updating her sound along the way.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
9.0
The Marshall Mathers LP 32.

The Marshall Mathers LP

by Eminem
May 23, 2000
The second full-length from Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) garnered two Grammys for the rapper and became the fastest-selling rap album in history.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.0
But Here We Are 33.

But Here We Are

by Foo Fighters
June 2, 2023
The latest full-length release from the Foo Fighters is the first without Taylor Hawkins (who passed away in March 2022) and was produced with Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Take Me Back to Eden 34.

Take Me Back to Eden

by Sleep Token
May 19, 2023
The third full-length release from British masked collective Sleep Token includes a title track that is more than eight minutes long.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.9
That! Feels Good! 35.

That! Feels Good!

by Jessie Ware
April 28, 2023
The fifth full-length studio release from British pop singer-songwriter Jessie Ware was produced by Stuart Price.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Higher than Heaven 36.

Higher than Heaven

by Ellie Goulding
April 7, 2023
The fifth full-length studio release from British pop artist Ellie Goulding features contributions from Big Sean, Koz, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Andrew Watt, and Andrew Wells.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.9
Desire, I Want To Turn into You 37.

Desire, I Want To Turn into You

by Caroline Polachek
February 14, 2023
The second full-length solo release for Caroline Polachek features guest appearances from Dido and Grimes.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.9
And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow 38.

And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow

by Weyes Blood
November 18, 2022
The latest full-length release for Weyes Blood is the second album of a planned trilogy of albums that began with 2019's Titanic Rising.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Dawn FM 39.

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:
8.9
Red (Taylor's Version) 40.

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:
8.9
9 41.

9

by Pond
October 1, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was self-produced.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.9
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power 42.

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

by Halsey
August 27, 2021
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the fourth full-length studio release for the alternative pop artist is a concept album about pregnancy and giving birth.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land 43.

Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land

by MARINA
June 11, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the Welsh pop artist who previously went by the name Marina and the Diamonds features production with Jennifer Decilveo and James Flannigan.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.9
Blue Weekend 44.

Blue Weekend

by Wolf Alice
June 4, 2021
The third full-length release for the British rock band was produced by Markus Dravs.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Fearless (Taylor's Version) 45.

Fearless (Taylor's Version)

by Taylor Swift
April 9, 2021
The first of a planned re-recording of the singer-songwriter's six albums released on the Big Machine Label features six tracks not on the 2008 album and a track for the 2010 film, Valentine's Day.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Chemtrails Over the Country Club 46.

Chemtrails Over the Country Club

by Lana Del Rey
March 19, 2021
The latest full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter artist was produced by Jack Antonoff and features guest appearances from Zella Day and Weyes Blood.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
evermore 47.

evermore

by Taylor Swift
December 11, 2020
The second surprise release from the singer-songwriter in 2020 features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Haim, Marcus Mumford, The National, Justin Vernon, and William Bowery (aka Joe Alwyn).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
BE 48.

BE

by BTS
November 20, 2020
The latest full-length studio release for the South Korean pop band features production from Brasstracks and Cosmo's Midnight.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Confetti 49.

Confetti

by Little Mix
November 6, 2020
The sixth full-length studio release for the British pop group features contributions from such artists as Kamille, MNEK, Tayla Parx, and TMS.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.9
Ungodly Hour 50.

Ungodly Hour

by Chloe x Halle
June 12, 2020
The second full-length studio release for the R&B sister duo of Chloe and Halle Bailey features guest appearances from Swae Lee and Mike Will Made-It.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Magdalene 51.

Magdalene

by FKA twigs
November 8, 2019
The second full-length studio release for the British experimental R&B artist Tahliah Barnett features a guest appearance from Future.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
IGOR 52.

IGOR

by Tyler, The Creator
May 17, 2019
The fifth full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based rapper features guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Dev Hynes, Frank Ocean, Playboi Carti, Santigold, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Charlie Wilson.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Melodrama 53.

Melodrama

by Lorde
June 16, 2017
The second full-length release for the New Zealand pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
CTRL 54.

CTRL

by SZA
June 9, 2017
The debut full-length release for the New Jersey alternative R&B artist features guest appearances from James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and Travis Scott.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Blonde 55.

Blonde

by Frank Ocean
August 20, 2016
Just a a day after he released his Visual album Endless, Ocean releases a 17-track album on Apple Music (and a 12-track version at pop-up stores included a Boys Don't Cry artbook/magazine) featuring contributions from Beyonce, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Rubin, and Kanye West.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
A Moon Shaped Pool 56.

A Moon Shaped Pool

by Radiohead
May 8, 2016
This is the surprise release of the ninth full-length studio album from the British rock band. A physical release is scheduled for 17 Jun 2016.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Froot 57.

Froot

by Marina and the Diamonds
March 16, 2015
The third full-length studio release for the Welsh artist was recorded with a live band.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.9
1000 Forms of Fear 58.

1000 Forms of Fear

by Sia
July 8, 2014
The sixth full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter was produced by Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
Pure Heroine 59.

Pure Heroine

by Lorde
September 30, 2013
The debut full-length release for the 16-year-old New Zealand pop singer-songwriter was produced by Joel Little.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City 60.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

by Kendrick Lamar
October 22, 2012
The official major label debut studio album for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay Rock, And MC Eiht.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Advaitic Songs 61.

Advaitic Songs

by Om
July 24, 2012
The fifth full-length studio album for the duo of Al Cisneros and Amos continues its guitar-less music.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.9
Ceremonials 62.

Ceremonials

by Florence + the Machine
November 1, 2011
The darker second album for the indie band was produced by Paul Epworth.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.9
House of Balloons 63.

House of Balloons

by The Weeknd
March 21, 2011
The mixtape by Canadian artist Abel Tesfaye was released as a free download.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Aphrodite 64.

Aphrodite

by Kylie Minogue
July 6, 2010
The Australian pop singer returns with more dance-floor slammers and pure pop hits that have kept her career going for over twenty years.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.9
The Fame Monster 65.

The Fame Monster

by Lady Gaga
November 23, 2009
The New York-born singer releases an eight track album inspired by her current fame.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
Sam Sparro 66.

Sam Sparro

by Sam Sparro
June 24, 2008
This is the debut album for the son of gospel singer Chris Falson.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.9
Spirit 67.

Spirit

by Leona Lewis
April 8, 2008
The season three "The X Factor" winner's first album debuted as the number one album in the UK.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.9
Back To Black 68.

Back To Black

by Amy Winehouse
March 13, 2007
Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi produced the British soul singer's second album, which was released to great acclaim in the UK in 2006.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Stadium Arcadium 69.

Stadium Arcadium

by Red Hot Chili Peppers
May 9, 2006
Rick Rubin produced this double-disc, 28-song set for the veteran Los Angeles rock outfit.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Confessions On A Dance Floor 70.

Confessions On A Dance Floor

by Madonna
November 15, 2005
Stuart Price co-produced the 47-year-old Anglophile's latest dance-oriented effort.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Aerial 71.

Aerial

by Kate Bush
November 8, 2005
This double-disc set is the influential singer-songwriter's first album in a dozen years.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Illinois 72.

Illinois

by Sufjan Stevens
July 5, 2005
The folk singer-songwriter's ambitious attempt to chronicle all 50 states in song continues with this second installment, dedicated to the Prairie State.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
11:11 73.

11:11

by Maria Taylor
May 24, 2005
This solo debut for the Azure Ray member includes appearances from fellow Saddle Creek-ers Conor Oberst and Andy LeMaster.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
Demon Days 74.

Demon Days

by Gorillaz
May 24, 2005
When the comic supergroup's 2001 debut sold an astounding 6 million copies worldwide, a sequel became necessary. Hence 'Demon Days.' Returning leader Damon Albarn (Blur) and new producer Danger Mouse are joined by guests Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Ike Turner, MF Doom, De La Soul and Dennis Hopper.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Antics 75.

Antics

by Interpol
September 28, 2004
The New York-based foursome of Paul Banks, Carlos D., Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler took indie rockers worldwide by storm (and made Matador a lot of money) with 2002's 'Turn On The Bright Lights,' which introduced their neck-stabbing guitar-rock mix of Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, and all of your other favorite 80s bands. That captivating sound returns on this sophomore release, which features many of the new tracks ("Narc," "Length Of Love," etc.) which first debuted live during their relentless touring over the past two years.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
American Idiot 76.

American Idiot

by Green Day
September 21, 2004
Structured as a rock opera complete with 9-minute-plus songs and a somewhat complicated storyline, 'American Idiot' is the Berkeley punk band's first album in over four years.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Funeral 77.

Funeral

by Arcade Fire
September 14, 2004
The Montreal band founded by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne make their full-length debut with this highly anticipated disc.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Are We There Yet? 78.

Are We There Yet?

by The Citizens
September 1, 2004
The properly-hatted New York City four-piece make their debut with this ambitious CD.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Madvillainy 79.

Madvillainy

by Madvillain
March 23, 2004
'Madvillainy' is a collaboration between rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Phantom Power 80.

Phantom Power

by Super Furry Animals
July 22, 2003
The quirky Welsh quintet's sixth album was produced by Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys).
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
De-Loused In The Comatorium 81.

De-Loused In The Comatorium

by The Mars Volta
June 24, 2003
'De-Loused' is the heavily anticipated debut LP from the group formed by former At The Drive-In members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
O 82.

O

by Damien Rice
June 10, 2003
This full-length debut for the Irish singer/songwriter has moved beyond his home country (where it was a massive hit) to attract critical praise and strong sales worldwide. Mostly self-produced and recorded, the disc also comes in specially-designed packaging including text, artwork and photographs.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
You Forgot It In People 83.

You Forgot It In People

by Broken Social Scene
June 3, 2003
The Toronto, Canada indie-rock collective generated a great deal of praise for this 2002 sophomore effort, which was released in the U.S. in June, 2003 for the first time.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Sing The Sorrow 84.

Sing The Sorrow

by AFI
March 11, 2003
This is the major-label debut for the Bay Area punk rockers (whose initials stand for "A Fire Inside"), who got their start in Ukiah, Calif. in 1991. Garbage's Butch Vig produces.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Let Go 85.

Let Go

by Nada Surf
February 4, 2003
One-hit wonders, you say? Well, the New York trio did score an MTV hit with "Popular," from their 1996 debut album, but it is a more mature and less commercial Nada Surf that returns now with a third LP, their first for indie label Barsuk.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
OST 86.

OST

by 8 Mile (Eminem)
October 29, 2002
What good's an Eminem movie without an Eminem soundtrack? It's not all Slim Shady here, though, as the soundtrack album incorporates other artists (Xzibit, Macy Gray, Jay-Z, Nas) in a mix of old and new tracks.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.9
Scarlet's Walk 87.

Scarlet's Walk

by Tori Amos
October 29, 2002
The suddenly prolific Amos returns with 18 new tracks, begging the question: Y Kant Tori Capitalize Her Song Titles? The album, her first for Epic, is structured as a cross-country journey through the U.S.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
A Rush Of Blood To The Head 88.

A Rush Of Blood To The Head

by Coldplay
August 27, 2002
The UK quartet follows the critical and commercial success of their 2000 debut album 'Parachutes' with this long-awaited follow-up release, which the band has suggested may be their last.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Songs For The Deaf 89.

Songs For The Deaf

by Queens of the Stone Age
August 27, 2002
Stoner metal is back in the form of the third LP from Queens of the Stone Age, who are supplemented for this release (and supporting tour) by drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Turn On The Bright Lights 90.

Turn On The Bright Lights

by Interpol
August 20, 2002
You won't read very many reviews of this New York band without seeing the words Joy Division pop up, and although there are some similarities, Interpol has something new to offer as well. This debut LP includes the tracks "PDA" and "NYC" from the group's well-received first single for Matador.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Stereo 91.

Stereo

by Paul Westerberg
April 23, 2002
The former Replacements leader returns with his first solo effort in three years, which actually is two albums in one: Stereo, his new 12-track solo release; and Mono, a second recording by Westerberg and full band under the Grandpaboy name.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 92.

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

by Wilco
April 23, 2002
The long wait for this fourth album from Jeff Tweedy & co. is partially the result of the tumultuous recording process that left the band without its guitarist (Jay Bennett) and its record label (Warner/Reprise). Fellow Chicagoan Jim O'Rourke mixed the 11 tracks.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Is This It? 93.

Is This It?

by The Strokes
October 9, 2001
This is the debut album from New York indie-rockers The Strokes, who have been hyped by the British music press following the release of "The Modern Age" EP in early 2001. It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas' Lou Reed-esque vocals.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Toxicity 94.

Toxicity

by System Of A Down
September 4, 2001
This is the alternative metal band's follow-up to their hit 1998 self-titled debut. Rick Rubin produced the 14-track effort.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Vespertine 95.

Vespertine

by Björk
August 28, 2001
Bjork's follow-up to 1997's 'Homogenic' and last year's soundtrack to Dancer In The Dark is closer in sound and mood to the latter, taking a quieter, more ambient approach. Produced by San Francisco-based electronic artists Matmos, 'Vespertine' utilizes mainly electronic instrumentation, much of which was recorded by Bjork in Iceland. The lead single is "Hidden Place."
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Ágætis Byrjun 96.

Ágætis Byrjun

by Sigur Rós
May 15, 2001
This sophomore effort from Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros (which translates to "Victory Rose") appeared on numerous year-end Best Of lists in 2000, despite not receiving an official release in the United States until the following year. Imagine one of Radiohead's recent albums -- or better yet, Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine -- but with everything sung in Icelandic. This album garnered the band the 2001 Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement In Music.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Lateralus 97.

Lateralus

by Tool
May 15, 2001
The band's first album of new material in five years was produced by Tool with David Bottrill and features 13 tracks.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.9
Discovery 98.

Discovery

by Daft Punk
March 13, 2001
The French electronica band returns with its long-awaited follow-up to its hit 1998 debut, Homework.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.9
Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) 99.

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

by Marilyn Manson
November 14, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.9
Kid A 100.

Kid A

by Radiohead
October 3, 2000
Seemingly unwilling to stick to a successful formula, Radiohead follow their breakthrough album 'OK Computer' with this much more experimental work (recorded during sessions that also spawned the later-released 'Amnesiac' album), which ventures even further away from conventional song structure and embraces electronica more fully (even sounding at times like Aphex Twin).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9

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