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Ohms 1.

Ohms

by Deftones
September 25, 2020
The ninth full-length studio release for the Sacramento alternative metal band was produced by Terry Date.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.3
Folklore 2.

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:
9.2
Zeros 3.

Zeros

by Declan McKenna
September 4, 2020
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce and mixed by Spike Stent.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
9.0
Shore 4.

Shore

by Fleet Foxes
September 22, 2020
The surprise release of the fourth full-length album for the indie folk band led by Robin Pecknold was recorded in California, New York and Paris, France.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Freeze, Melt 5.

Freeze, Melt

by Cut Copy
August 21, 2020
The Australian indie electronic band's sixth full-length studio release was mixed by Christoffer Berg.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Jaguar 6.

Jaguar

by Victoria Monét
August 7, 2020
The debut full-length release for the R&B singer-songwriter features contributions from Khalid and SG Lewis.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Brightest Blue 7.

Brightest Blue

by Ellie Goulding
July 17, 2020
The fourth full-length studio release for the British artist features guest appearances from blackbear, Diplo, Juice WRLD, Lauv, serpentwithfeet, and Swae Lee.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
None of Us Are Getting out of This Life Alive 8.

None of Us Are Getting out of This Life Alive

by The Streets
July 10, 2020
The first full-length release in nearly 10 years for the British rapper features guest appearances from Oscar #Worldpeace, Hak Baker, Dapz on the Map, Donae'O, ELIZA, Greentea Peng, Rob Harvey, IDLES, Kasien, Jimothy Lacoste, Chris Lorenzo, Ms Banks, Jesse James Solomon, and Tame Impala.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
The Ascension 9.

The Ascension

by Sufjan Stevens
September 25, 2020
The eighth full-length solo studio release is the indie artist's first in five years.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Alicia 10.

Alicia

by Alicia Keys
September 18, 2020
The seventh full-length studio release for the R&B artist features guest appearances from Snoh Aalegra, Diamond Platnumz, Khalid, Miguel, Sampha, Jill Scott, and Tierra Whack.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
WE ARE CHAOS 11.

WE ARE CHAOS

by Marilyn Manson
September 11, 2020
The 11th full-length studio release for the rock band was produced with Shooter Jennings.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Such Pretty Forks in the Road 12.

Such Pretty Forks in the Road

by Alanis Morissette
July 31, 2020
The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter is her first since 2012's Havoc And Bright Lights.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Ultimate Success Today 13.

Ultimate Success Today

by Protomartyr
July 17, 2020
The fifth full-length release for the Detroit post-punk band was produced by David Tolomei.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Unfollow the Rules 14.

Unfollow the Rules

by Rufus Wainwright
July 10, 2020
The 10th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Mitchell Froom and is his first album of original songs in eight years.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
American Head 15.

American Head

by The Flaming Lips
September 11, 2020
The 16th full-length studio release for the experimental rock band features a guest appearance from Kacey Musgraves
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Imploding the Mirage 16.

Imploding the Mirage

by The Killers
August 21, 2020
The sixth full-length studio release for the rock band features guest appearances from k.d. lang and Weyes Blood.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
King's Disease 17.

King's Disease

by Nas
August 21, 2020
the 13th full-length solo release for the rapper features guest appearances from Anderson Paak, ASAP Ferg, AZ, Big Sean, Brucie B, Cormega, Dr. Dre, The Firm, Fivio Foreign, Foxy Brown, Hit-Boy, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, and Charlie Wilson.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.6
Microphones in 2020 18.

Microphones in 2020

by The Microphones
August 7, 2020
The first album in 17 years for Phil Elverum under the name The Microphones features one track that is nearly 45 minutes long.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Fall To Pieces 19.

Fall To Pieces

by Tricky
September 4, 2020
The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic artist was recorded in Berlin.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Lianne La Havas 20.

Lianne La Havas

by Lianne La Havas
July 17, 2020
The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with Matt Hales, Beni Giles, and Mura Masa.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Waterfall II 21.

Waterfall II

by My Morning Jacket
July 10, 2020
The eighth full-length release for the rock band led by Jim James features 10 tracks from the same recording sessions as 2015's The Waterfall.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
The Universal Want 22.

The Universal Want

by Doves
September 11, 2020
The first full-length studio release for the British alternative rock band in over 10 years was produced with Dan Austin.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Gold Record 23.

Gold Record

by Bill Callahan
September 4, 2020
The seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was recorded with Matt Kinsey and Jamie Zurverza.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Whole New Mess 24.

Whole New Mess

by Angel Olsen
August 28, 2020
The fifth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features new sparser recordings with just her voice and guitar of several tracks from 2019's All Mirrors.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
A Celebration of Endings 25.

A Celebration of Endings

by Biffy Clyro
August 14, 2020
The ninth full-length studio release for the the Scottish alternative rock trio was produced by Rich Costey.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Dreamland 26.

Dreamland

by Glass Animals
August 7, 2020
The third full-length release for the British psychedelic pop band led by Dave Bayley (who also produced the album) was executive produced by Paul Epworth.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
A Hero's Death 27.

A Hero's Death

by Fontaines D.C.
July 31, 2020
The second full-length release for the Dublin post-punk band was recorded in Los Angeles by producer Dan Carey.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Gaslighter 28.

Gaslighter

by The Chicks
July 17, 2020
The first new studio album in 14 years for the country trio formerly known as the Dixie Chicks was produced with Jack Antonoff.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
The Glow 29.

The Glow

by DMA's
July 10, 2020
The third full-length studio release for the Australian trio was produced by Stuart Price.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
XOXO 30.

XOXO

by The Jayhawks
July 10, 2020
The 11th full-length studio release for the Minnesota alt-country band was recorded over two weeks.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
So When You Gonna... 31.

So When You Gonna...

by Dream Wife
July 3, 2020
The second full-length release for the London-based trio was produced and mixed by Marta Salogni.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
RE-ANIMATOR 32.

RE-ANIMATOR

by Everything Everything
September 11, 2020
The fifth full-length studio release for the British art pop/rock band was produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Detroit 2 33.

Detroit 2

by Big Sean
September 4, 2020
The fifth full-length studio release for the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Anderson.Paak, Jhené Aiko, Boldy James, Cash Kidd, Diddy, Drego, Dwele, Earlly Mac, Eminem, Hit-Boy, Kash Doll, Dom Kennedy, Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, Payroll, Post Malone, Royce da 5'9", Sada Baby, Travis Scott, Tee Grizzley, Twenty88, Ty Dolla Sign, Wale, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Inner Song 34.

Inner Song

by Kelly Lee Owens
August 28, 2020
The second full-length release for the Welsh artist features a guest appearance from John Cale.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Smile 35.

Smile

by Katy Perry
August 28, 2020
The sixth full-length studio release for the pop artist includes contributions from The Monsters & Strangerz, Charlie Puth, and Stargate.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.3
Even in Exile 36.

Even in Exile

by James Dean Bradfield
August 14, 2020
The second full-length solo release for the Manic Street Preachers singer/guitarist features lyrics based on poems by Patrick Jones about Chilean activist/poet Victor Jara.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Purple Noon 37.

Purple Noon

by Washed Out
August 7, 2020
The fourth full-length release for Atlanta-based chillwave producer Ernest Greene was mixed by Ben H. Allen.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.3
Flower of Devotion 38.

Flower of Devotion

by Dehd
July 17, 2020
The third full-length release for the Chicago trio was produced by the band's guitarist, Jason Balla.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Bedroom 39.

Bedroom

by bdrmm
July 3, 2020
The debut full-length release for the British five-piece led by Ryan Smith was recorded and mixed by Alex Greaves.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Use Me 40.

Use Me

by PVRIS
August 28, 2020
The third full-length release for the Massachusetts band led by Lynn Gunn was produced with JT Daly.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Healing Is a Miracle 41.

Healing Is a Miracle

by Julianna Barwick
July 10, 2020
The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based experimental artist features guest appearances from Jónsi, Mary Lattimore and Nosaj Thing.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Jump Rope Gazers 42.

Jump Rope Gazers

by The Beths
July 10, 2020
The second full-length release for the New Zealand indie pop quartet was produced by the band's guitarist Jonathan Pearce and lead singer Elizabeth Stokes.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Sex, Death & The Infinite Void 43.

Sex, Death & The Infinite Void

by Creeper
July 31, 2020
The second full-length release for the British punk rock band led by Will Gould was produced by Xandy Barry.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.1
Legends Never Die 44.

Legends Never Die

by Juice WRLD
July 10, 2020
The posthumous release is the rapper's full-length studio album and features guest appearances from Halsey, Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi, and Trippie Redd.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Ultra Mono 45.

Ultra Mono

by Idles
September 25, 2020
The third full-length release for the British punk rock band features contributions from Kenny Beats.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Made Of Rain 46.

Made Of Rain

by The Psychedelic Furs
July 31, 2020
The first new full-length studio release for the English alternative rock band since 1991's World Outside was produced with Richard Fortus.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Hate for Sale 47.

Hate for Sale

by Pretenders
July 17, 2020
The 11th full-length studio release for the Chrissie Hynde-led rock band was produced by Stephen Street.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Pain Olympics 48.

Pain Olympics

by Crack Cloud
July 17, 2020
The latest release for the post-punk Canadian collective was self-produced.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
That's How Rumors Get Started 49.

That's How Rumors Get Started

by Margo Price
July 10, 2020
The third full-length studio release for the Nashville-based country singer-songwriter was produced by Sturgill Simpson.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
On Sunset 50.

On Sunset

by Paul Weller
July 3, 2020
The 15th full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with Jan "Stan" Kybert.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Energy 51.

Energy

by Disclosure
August 28, 2020
The third full-length release for the British electronic duo features guest appearances from Amine, Blick Bassy, ChannelTres, Common, Fatoumata Diawara, Mick Jenkins, Kehlani, slowthai, and Syd.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Total Freedom 52.

Total Freedom

by Kathleen Edwards
August 14, 2020
The first full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter in eight years was co-produced by Jim Bryson and Ian Fitchuk.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Beyond the Pale 53.

Beyond the Pale

by Jarv Is...
July 17, 2020
This is the debut full-length release for the band that includes Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle and Adam Betts.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
1000 gecs & the Tree of Clues 54.

1000 gecs & the Tree of Clues

by 100 gecs
July 10, 2020
The remix album from the experimental pop duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les features guest appearances from Tommy Cash, Charli XCX, Count Baldor, Hannah Diamond, Nicole Dollanganger, Dorian Electra, Fall Out Boy, GFOTY, Kero Kero Bonito, Lil West, Craig Owens, Rico Nasty, and Tony Velour.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was 55.

Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was

by Bright Eyes
August 21, 2020
The first release for the indie rock trio since 2011 album The People's Key features contributions from Jon Theodore and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Source 56.

Source

by Nubya Garcia
August 21, 2020
The debut full-length studio release for the British jazz saxophonist was produced with Kwes.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
All the Time 57.

All the Time

by Jessy Lanza
July 24, 2020
The third full-length release for the New York-based Canadian pop artist was again produced with Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
The Neon 58.

The Neon

by Erasure
August 21, 2020
The latest full-length release from the British synth-pop duo was self-produced and recorded in Atlanta.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon 59.

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon

by Pop Smoke
July 3, 2020
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper is also a posthumous album following his death in February 2020. It features guest appearances from 50 Cent, DaBaby, Future, Karol G, King Combs, Lil Baby, Lil Tjay, Quavo, Roddy Ricch, Rowdy Rebel, Swae Lee, and Tyga.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.3
Songs for the General Public 60.

Songs for the General Public

by The Lemon Twigs
August 21, 2020
The third full-length release for the brother duo of Brian and Michael D'Addario was self-produced and recorded.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.0
S&M2 [Live] 61.

S&M2 [Live]

by Metallica
August 28, 2020
The live album of the metal band performing with the San Francisco Symphony at San Francisco's Chase Center features songs recorded over two nights in September 2019.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.6
Old Flowers 62.

Old Flowers

by Courtney Marie Andrews
July 24, 2020
The latest full-length release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was written after the end of a long-term relationship and was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.6
Club Future Nostalgia: The Remix Album 63.

Club Future Nostalgia: The Remix Album

by Dua Lipa
August 28, 2020
The British pop singer worked with DJ The Blessed Madonna on the remix of her recently released album, Future Nostalgia. It features guest appearances from [the singer/actress] Madonna, Missy Elliott, and Gwen Stefani.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.6
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 94

    Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
  2. 89

    Ohms - Deftones

    • Release Date: Sep 25, 2020
    • User Score: 9.3
  3. 88

    Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism - Napalm Death

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
  4. 86

    Beyond the Pale - Jarv Is...

    • Release Date: Jul 17, 2020
    • User Score: 7.8
  5. 86

    Gold Record - Bill Callahan

    • Release Date: Sep 4, 2020
    • User Score: 8.4
Lowest of the Month
  1. 62

    Orca - Gus Dapperton

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
    • User Score: 7.9
  2. 64

    Day in a Yellow Beat - Yellow Days

    • Release Date: Sep 25, 2020
  3. 65

    Carefree Theatre - Surfer Blood

    • Release Date: Sep 25, 2020
  4. 66

    What Is There - Delta Spirit

    • Release Date: Sep 11, 2020
  5. 68

    Tea for the Tillerman 2 - Yusuf

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020