Album Releases by Score


Carnage 1.

Carnage

by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
February 25, 2021
The surprise release for the latest full-length collaboration between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was recorded over a week.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Ignorance 2.

Ignorance

by The Weather Station
February 5, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release Tamara Lindeman project was co-produced with Marcus Paquin, who also mixed the record.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
An Overview on Phenomenal Nature 3.

An Overview on Phenomenal Nature

by Cassandra Jenkins
February 19, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the New York folk artist was produced by Josh Kaufman.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
We Will Always Love You 4.

We Will Always Love You

by The Avalanches
December 11, 2020
The third full-length release for the Australian electronic duo features guest appearances from such artist as Blood Orange, Leon Bridges, Vashti Bunyan, Neneh Cherry, Rivers Cuomo, Perry Farrell, Karen O, Jamie xx, Mick Jones, Sananda Maitreya (formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby), Johnny Marr, MGMT, Oroño, Sampa the Great, Pink Siifu, Tricky, and Kurt Vile.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.0
Flock 5.

Flock

by Jane Weaver
March 5, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter is said to be inspired by "Lebanese torch songs, 1980s Russian Aerobics records, and Australian Punk."
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Way Down in the Rust Bucket [Live] 6.

Way Down in the Rust Bucket [Live]

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
February 26, 2021
The latest archive release from the Canadian rock artist is the live recording from November 13, 1990 at a bar in Santa Cruz, California, where they played some songs from 1990's Ragged Glory for the first time live.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
As Days Get Dark 7.

As Days Get Dark

by Arab Strap
March 5, 2021
This is the first new full-length release in over 15 years from the Scottish indie rock duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Little Oblivions 8.

Little Oblivions

by Julien Baker
February 26, 2021
The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was recorded in Memphis by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.4
evermore 9.

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:
9.5
Sound Ancestors 10.

Sound Ancestors

by Madlib
January 29, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist was edited, arranged and mastered by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
As the Love Continues 11.

As the Love Continues

by Mogwai
February 19, 2021
The 10th full-length studio release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced by Dave Fridmann and features contributions from Atticus Ross and Colin Stetson.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
For the First Time 12.

For the First Time

by Black Country, New Road
February 5, 2021
This is the debut full-length release for the British septet was recorded live over seven days with producer Andy Savours.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Spare Ribs 13.

Spare Ribs

by Sleaford Mods
January 15, 2021
The 11th full-length studio release for the British punk duo features Billy Nomates and Amyl and The Sniffers' Amy Taylor.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Collapsed in Sunbeams 14.

Collapsed in Sunbeams

by Arlo Parks
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Gianluca Buccellati.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Heaux Tales 15.

Heaux Tales

by Jazmine Sullivan
January 8, 2021
The 14-track release for the Philadelphia R&B singer features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Plastic Bouquet 16.

Plastic Bouquet

by Kacy & Clayton
December 11, 2020
The debut full-length collaboration between Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton and New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams was recorded in 2019 in Saskatoon, Canada.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Drunk Tank Pink 17.

Drunk Tank Pink

by Shame
January 15, 2021
The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by James Ford.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
J.T. 18.

J.T.

by Steve Earle & the Dukes
January 4, 2021
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter features one original written by Steve Earle and 10 songs written by his late son, Justin Townes Earle, who passed away in August 2020.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Not Your Muse 19.

Not Your Muse

by Celeste
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-born, London-based singer-songwriter who won the BBC Sound of 2020 features production from Josh Crocker, Jamie Hartman and John Hill.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
McCartney III 20.

McCartney III

by Paul McCartney
December 18, 2020
The latest full-length release for the Beatles artist was self-recorded and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
On All Fours 21.

On All Fours

by Goat Girl
January 29, 2021
The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by Dan Carey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
A Common Turn 22.

A Common Turn

by Anna B Savage
January 29, 2021
The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was produced by William Doyle.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Invisible Cities 23.

Invisible Cities

by A Winged Victory for the Sullen
February 26, 2021
The latest full-length release from the duo of Dustin O'Halloran and Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie was originally created for a Leo Warner-directed multimedia stage production based on Italo Calvino's 1972 novel Invisible Cities.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
For Those That Wish to Exist 24.

For Those That Wish to Exist

by Architects
February 26, 2021
The ninth full-length release for the British metalcore band features guest appearances from Mike Kerr, Winston McCall, and Simon Neil.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Nature Always Wins 25.

Nature Always Wins

by Maxïmo Park
February 26, 2021
The seventh full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Ben Allen and features a guest appearance from Pauline Murray.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Good Woman 26.

Good Woman

by The Staves
February 5, 2021
Produced by John Congleton, the latest full-length release for the trio of sisters was influenced in part by the death of their mother and the birth of Emily's first child.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings 27.

Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

by The Besnard Lakes
January 29, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Canadian psych-rock group was produced by the band's own Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
The Last Exit 28.

The Last Exit

by Still Corners
January 22, 2021
This is the fifth full-length release for the duo of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Shyga! The Sunlight Mound 29.

Shyga! The Sunlight Mound

by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
February 5, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was partially recorded at lead singer Jack McEwan's home studio.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
I've Seen All I Need to See 30.

I've Seen All I Need to See

by The Body
January 29, 2021
After several collaborative releases, the experimental metal duo returns with with a solo album with contributions from Chrissy Wolpert and Ben Eberle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Cooler Returns 31.

Cooler Returns

by Kiwi Jr.
January 22, 2021
The second full-length release for the Canadian quartet was self-produced and mixed by Graham Walsh.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Working With God 32.

Working With God

by Melvins
February 26, 2021
This is the latest full-length release for the Melvins line-up that includes Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Mike Dillard (also known as "Melvins 1983").
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Super Monster 33.

Super Monster

by Claud
February 12, 2021
The debut full-length solo release for the Brooklyn-based indie-pop artist features guest appearances Melanie Faye, Nick Hakim and Shelly.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Glowing in the Dark 34.

Glowing in the Dark

by Django Django
February 12, 2021
The fourth full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Dave MacLean and features a guest appearance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Tyron 35.

Tyron

by slowthai
February 12, 2021
The second full-length release for the British rapper features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Deb Never, Denzel Curry, Dominic Fike, Mount Kimbie, and Skepta.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Open Door Policy 36.

Open Door Policy

by The Hold Steady
February 19, 2021
The eighth full-length studio release for the indie rock band was recorded by producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.3
Welfare Jazz 37.

Welfare Jazz

by Viagra Boys
January 8, 2021
The second full-length release for the Swedish post-punk band led by Sebastian Murphy features production from Daniel Fagerström, Pelle Gunnerfeldt, Matt Sweeney, Justin and Jeremiah Raisen.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Isles 38.

Isles

by Bicep
January 22, 2021
The second full-length release for the London-based electronic duo from Belfast features guest appearances from Julia Kent, Clara La San and machìna.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Flowers for Vases/descansos 39.

Flowers for Vases/descansos

by Hayley Williams
February 5, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the Paramore singer was recorded at her Nashville home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.3
Magic Mirror 40.

Magic Mirror

by Pearl Charles
January 15, 2021
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was produced by Lewis Pesacov.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! 41.

Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!

by Aaron Lee Tasjan
February 5, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced with Gregory Lattimer.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Gas Lit 42.

Gas Lit

by Divide and Dissolve
January 29, 2021
The latest release for the Australian experimental metal duo of Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Two Saviors 43.

Two Saviors

by Buck Meek
January 15, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the Big Thief guitarist was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Cheater 44.

Cheater

by Pom Poko
January 15, 2021
The second full-length release for the Norwegian quartet was produced with Marcus Forsgren.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
What to Look for in Summer [Live] 45.

What to Look for in Summer [Live]

by Belle and Sebastian
December 11, 2020
The 23-track release from the Scottish indie pop band features live tracks recorded during its 2019 world tour.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The Shadow I Remember 46.

The Shadow I Remember

by Cloud Nothings
February 26, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Cleveland indie rock band led by Dylan Baldi was produced by Steve Albini.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Palberta5000 47.

Palberta5000

by Palberta
January 22, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the New York-based trio of Ani Ivry-Block, Lily Konigsberg and Nina Ryser was recorded over four days with producer Matt Labozza.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
OK Human 48.

OK Human

by Weezer
January 29, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Rivers Cuomo was produced by Jake Sinclair.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
Medicine at Midnight 49.

Medicine at Midnight

by Foo Fighters
February 5, 2021
The 10th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Dave Grohl was produced with Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
The Future Bites 50.

The Future Bites

by Steven Wilson
January 29, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the British artist was co-produced with with David Kosten.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
Vertigo Days 51.

Vertigo Days

by The Notwist
January 29, 2021
The first new full-length studio release in seven years for the German band features guest appearances Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay, Juana Molina, and Zayaendo.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
In Ferneaux 52.

In Ferneaux

by Blanck Mass
February 26, 2021
The latest release for Benjamin John Power's solo electronic project features two 20-minutes long tracks.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Home 53.

Home

by Rhye
January 22, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the Michael Milosh project features the Danish National Girls' Choir and was mixed by mixed by Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Lost Themes III: Alive After Death 54.

Lost Themes III: Alive After Death

by John Carpenter
February 5, 2021
Director/composer John Carpenter returns with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies on his first non-soundtrack release in five years.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 55.

Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1

by Barry Gibb
January 8, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Bee Gees singer and songwriter features guest appearances from Jay Buchanan, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Tommy Emmanuel, Jason Isbell, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, David Rawlings, Keith Urban and Gillian Welch.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
New Fragility 56.

New Fragility

by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
February 12, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the Alec Ounsworth indie rock project was mixed by John Agnello.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
When You See Yourself 57.

When You See Yourself

by Kings of Leon
March 5, 2021
The first full-length release since 2016's Walls for the Southern rock band was produced by Markus Dravs.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Detroit Stories 58.

Detroit Stories

by Alice Cooper
February 26, 2021
The latest full-length solo release for the shock rocker features a few songs from his 2019 EP Breadcrumbs, new covers and songs.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Man on the Moon, Vol. 3: The Chosen 59.

Man on the Moon, Vol. 3: The Chosen

by Kid Cudi
December 11, 2020
The third and final installment of the rapper's Main On The Moon trilogy features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Pop Smoke, Skepta, and Trippie Redd.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
A Billion Little Lights 60.

A Billion Little Lights

by Wild Pink
February 19, 2021
The third full-length release for the indie rock band led by John Ross was produced by David Greenbaum.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
Think of Spring 61.

Think of Spring

by M. Ward
December 11, 2020
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter is a Billie Holiday covers album.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Dead Hand Control 62.

Dead Hand Control

by Baio
January 29, 2021
The third full-length solo release for the Vampire Weekend bassist was recorded in London and Los Angeles.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Uppers 63.

Uppers

by TV Priest
February 5, 2021
The debut full-length release for the London-based post-punk quartet that includes Charlie Drinkwater, Alex Sprogis, Nic Smith, and Ed Kelland was self-produced.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition) 64.

Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)

by Eminem
December 18, 2020
The second surprise release in 2020 from the rapper features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Miller Glasgow, Skylar Grey, Juice WRLD, KXNG Crooked, MAJ, Brendan Malloy, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Ed Sheeran, Sly Pyper, Don Toliver, Ty Dolla $ign, White Gold, and Young M.A.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
9.3
Nobody Is Listening 65.

Nobody Is Listening

by ZAYN
January 15, 2021
The third full-length solo studio release for the ex-One Direction singer features guest appearances from Syd (of The Internet) and Deviln.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.9
Who Am I? 66.

Who Am I?

by Pale Waves
February 12, 2021
The second full-length release for the British indie-pop band was recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Start Walkin' 1965-1976 - Nancy Sinatra

    • Release Date: Feb 5, 2021
  2. 85

    Flock - Jane Weaver

    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
  3. 85

    As Days Get Dark - Arab Strap

    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
  4. 82

    J.T. - Steve Earle & the Dukes

    • Release Date: Jan 4, 2021
    • User Score: 6.9
  5. 81

    Not Your Muse - Celeste

    • Release Date: Jan 29, 2021
    • User Score: 8.7
Lowest of the Month
  1. 72

    When You See Yourself - Kings of Leon

    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
    • User Score: 8.1
  2. 76

    Poster Girl - Zara Larsson

    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
    • User Score: 8.5
  3. 78

    Show Me How You Disappear - IAN SWEET

    • Release Date: Mar 5, 2021
  4. 81

    Not Your Muse - Celeste

    • Release Date: Jan 29, 2021
    • User Score: 8.7
  5. 82

    J.T. - Steve Earle & the Dukes

    • Release Date: Jan 4, 2021
    • User Score: 6.9