Album Releases by User Score


Prioritise Pleasure 1.

Prioritise Pleasure

by Self Esteem
October 22, 2021
The second full-length solo release for Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor was produced by Johan Karlberg.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
Valentine 2.

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:
9.3
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert 3.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

by Little Simz
September 3, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the British rapper was produced by Inflo and features guest appearances from Obongjayar and Cleo Sol.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
In These Silent Days 4.

In These Silent Days

by Brandi Carlile
October 1, 2021
The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Lucius and was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Let Me Do One More 5.

Let Me Do One More

by Illuminati Hotties
October 1, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Sarah Tudzin project features guest appearances from Buck Meek and Alex Menne.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Geist 6.

Geist

by Shannon Lay
October 8, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Sofia Arreguin, Ben Boye, Devin Hoff, Aaron Otheim, and Ty Segall.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Comfort To Me 7.

Comfort To Me

by Amyl and the Sniffers
September 10, 2021
The second full-length release for the Australian punk band led by Amy Taylor was produced by Dan Luscombe.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Shade 8.

Shade

by Grouper
October 22, 2021
The 12th full-length studio release for Liz Harris features songs recorded in the past 16 years in Mount Tamalpais, Portland, and Astoria.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Juno 9.

Juno

by Remi Wolf
October 15, 2021
The debut full-length for the Los Angeles-based pop artist was co-produced by Jared Soloman.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Montero 10.

Montero

by Lil Nas X
September 17, 2021
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Elton John, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
I Don't Live Here Anymore 11.

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:
7.9
And Then Life Was Beautiful 12.

And Then Life Was Beautiful

by Nao
September 24, 2021
The third full-length studio release for the British artist features guest appearances from Adekunle Gold, Lucky Daye, Lianne La Havas, and serpentwithfeet.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
The Path of the Clouds 13.

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:
9.0
From Dreams to Dust 14.

From Dreams to Dust

by The Felice Brothers
September 17, 2021
The latest full-length release for the folk rock band was recorded at a one-room church and was mixed by Mike Mogis.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
By The Time I Get To Phoenix 15.

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

by Injury Reserve
September 15, 2021
The latest full-length release from the Arizona alternative rap group is its last with Stepa J. Groggs, who passed away in June 2020 and features a guest appearance from Zelooperz.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Hey What 16.

Hey What

by Low
September 10, 2021
The 13th full-length release for the Minnesota indie rock duo (bassist Steve Garrington left the band in 2020) of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker was produced by BJ Burton.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Things Take Time, Take Time 17.

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:
84
User Score:
tbd
Senjutsu 18.

Senjutsu

by Iron Maiden
September 3, 2021
The 17th full-length studio release for the British metal band is its first in nearly six years and was produced by Kevin Shirley.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Hushed and Grim 19.

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:
83
User Score:
8.2
I've Been Trying to Tell You 20.

I've Been Trying to Tell You

by Saint Etienne
September 10, 2021
The 10th full-length release for the British trio of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs was recorded remotely with field recordings and samples from 1997-2001.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.1
Black Encyclopedia of the Air 21.

Black Encyclopedia of the Air

by Moor Mother
September 17, 2021
The fifth full-length release for Philadelphia artist features guest appearances from BFLY, Black Quantum Futurism, Brother May, Elucid, Antonia Gabriela, Dudù Kouate, lojii, Maassai, Elaine Mitchener, Nappy Nina, Pink Siifu, Saydah Ruz, Orion Sun, and Yatta.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Seventeen Going Under 22.

Seventeen Going Under

by Sam Fender
October 8, 2021
The second full-length release for the British indie rock singer-songwriter was produced by Bramwell Bronte.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Antiphonals 23.

Antiphonals

by Sarah Davachi
September 10, 2021
the latest full-length release for the Los Angeles-based Canadian artist was self-produced and mixed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Ocean to Ocean 24.

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:
82
User Score:
8.7
Colourgrade 25.

Colourgrade

by Tirzah
October 1, 2021
The second full-length studio release for the British artist was co-produced by Mica Livi and Coby Sey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Flux 26.

Flux

by Poppy
September 24, 2021
The fourth full-length studio release for the Boston-born artist was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
A Beginner's Mind 27.

A Beginner's Mind

by Sufjan Stevens
September 24, 2021
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine was inspired by such films as All About Eve, Bring It On Again, Night of the Living Dead, Mad Max, Point Break, Silence of the Lambs, and The Thing.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.1
-io 28.

-io

by Circuit des Yeux
October 22, 2021
The sixth full-length release for the Haley Fohr project is the first on the Matador label.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Lifeforms 29.

Lifeforms

by Angels & Airwaves
September 24, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Tom DeLonge is its first on the Rise label.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
K Bay 30.

K Bay

by Matthew E. White
September 10, 2021
The first full-length solo release for the indie singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Joseph "JoJo" Clarke.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Lindsey Buckingham 31.

Lindsey Buckingham

by Lindsey Buckingham
September 17, 2021
The first full-length solo studio release in 10 years for the Fleetwood Mac guitarist was self-recorded, produced and mixed in his Los Angeles home studio.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Fun House 32.

Fun House

by Hand Habits
October 22, 2021
The third full-length release for the Meg Duffy project features a guest appearance from Perfume Genius and was produced by Sasami Ashworth and mixed by Chris Coady and Kyle Thomas.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Ultra Vivid Lament 33.

Ultra Vivid Lament

by Manic Street Preachers
September 3, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the Welsh rock band features guest appearances from Julia Cumming and Mark Lanegan.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Friends That Break Your Heart 34.

Friends That Break Your Heart

by James Blake
October 8, 2021
The fifth full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter features guest appearances from JID, Monica Martin, SwaVay, and SZA.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
The Future 35.

The Future

by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
November 5, 2021
The third full-length release for Nathaniel Rateliff and his band was produced by Brad Cook and R.M.B.(Rateliff, Patrick Meese, and James Barone).
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Talk Memory 36.

Talk Memory

by BadBadNotGood
October 8, 2021
The latest full-length release from the Canadian trio features guest appearances from Laraaji, Terrace Martin, Karriem Riggins, Brandee Younger, and Arthur Verocai.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Blue Banisters 37.

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:
79
User Score:
9.7
I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico 38.

I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico

by Various Artists
September 24, 2021
Courtney Barnett, Matt Berninger of The National, Andrew Bird, Doveman, Fontaines D.C., Bobby Gillespie, Iggy Pop, King Princess, Lucius, Thurston Moore, Angel Olsen, St. Vincent, Michael Stipe, Matt Sweeney, Sharon Van Etten, and Kurt Vile & the Violators cover songs from The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut album with German singer Nico.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Sympathy for Life 39.

Sympathy for Life

by Parquet Courts
October 22, 2021
The seventh full-length studio release for the Brooklyn indie rock band was produced with Rodaidh McDonald.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Cool 40.

Cool

by Colleen Green
September 10, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Los Angeles indie pop artist was produced by Gordon Raphael.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Star-Crossed 41.

Star-Crossed

by Kacey Musgraves
September 10, 2021
The latest full-length release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Lily We Need to Talk Now 42.

Lily We Need to Talk Now

by Lily Konigsberg
October 29, 2021
The debut full-length solo release for the Palberta band member was produced by Nate Amos.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Lately 43.

Lately

by Lilly Hiatt
October 15, 2021
The fifth full-length solo release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced by Kate Haldrup.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Mercurial World 44.

Mercurial World

by Magdalena Bay
October 8, 2021
This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie pop duo of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Moondust for My Diamond 45.

Moondust for My Diamond

by Hayden Thorpe
October 15, 2021
The second full-length solo release for the Wild Beasts frontman was produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
God Is Partying 46.

God Is Partying

by Andrew W.K.
September 10, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the rock artist was co-produced by Ted Young.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Back in Love City 47.

Back in Love City

by The Vaccines
September 10, 2021
The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by Daniel Ledinsky.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
True Love 48.

True Love

by Hovvdy
October 1, 2021
The fourth full-length release for the duo of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor was recorded by Andrew Sarlo.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Actually, You Can 49.

Actually, You Can

by Deerhoof
October 22, 2021
The 18th full-length studio release for the San Francisco-based experimental rock band is self-described as "baroque gone DIY."
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
My Morning Jacket 50.

My Morning Jacket

by My Morning Jacket
October 22, 2021
This is the first new studio release in six years for the rock band led by Jim James (who also produced the album).
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Local Valley 51.

Local Valley

by José González
September 17, 2021
The Swedish singer-songwriter sings in English, Spanish and Swedish on his fourth full-length studio release.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Before I Die 52.

Before I Die

by Park Hye Jin
September 10, 2021
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based South Korean electronic artist was self-produced.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
The Million Things That Never Happened 53.

The Million Things That Never Happened

by Billy Bragg
October 29, 2021
The latest full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Izumi and Romeo Stodart.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden 54.

One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden

by Ada Lea
September 24, 2021
Montreal is the theme of the second full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Texis 55.

Texis

by Sleigh Bells
September 10, 2021
This is the sixth full-length release for the New York-based duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Voyage 56.

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:
73
User Score:
8.8
The Melodic Blue 57.

The Melodic Blue

by Baby Keem
September 10, 2021
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Don Toliver
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
9 58.

9

by Pond
October 1, 2021
The latest full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was self-produced.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.8
A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2 59.

A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2

by Common
September 10, 2021
The 14th full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Black Thought, Brittany Howard, Marcus King, Seun Kuti, Jessica Care Moore, Morgan Parker, PJ, and Isaiah Sharkey.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
Optimist 60.

Optimist

by FINNEAS
October 15, 2021
This is the debut full-length release for the songwriter and producer who is best known for his work with his sister, Billie Eilish.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
9.1
Love for Sale 61.

Love for Sale

by Tony Bennett
October 1, 2021
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga reunite for an album of Cole Porter songs accompanied by the Brian Newman Quintet with arrangements by Marion Evans & Jorge Callandrelli.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
9.2
The Lockdown Sessions 62.

The Lockdown Sessions

by Elton John
October 22, 2021
The latest full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter features both new originals and cover songs recorded remotely with such artists as 6LACK, Jimmie Allen, Glen Campbell, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Gorillaz, SG Lewis, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Nicks, Charlie Puth, Rina Sawayama, Surfaces, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Years & Years, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
3.9
The Metallica Blacklist 63.

The Metallica Blacklist

by Various Artists
September 10, 2021
Miley Cyrus, Ghost, Elton John, Juanes, My Morning Jacket, Royal Blood, Darius Rucker, Rina Sawayama, St. Vincent, Chris Stapleton, Corey Taylor, The Neptunes, Volbeat, and Weezer are some of the 53 artists covering songs from Metallica's Black Album.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.0
Certified Lover Boy 64.

Certified Lover Boy

by Drake
September 3, 2021
The sixth full-length studio release for the Canadian rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Future, Giveon, JAY-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Project Pat, Rick Ross, Tems, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and Young Thug.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
3.5
Thank You 65.

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:
9.1
Equals 66.

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
Music of the Spheres 67.

Music of the Spheres

by Coldplay
October 15, 2021
The latest full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Max Martin and features guest appearances from BTS, Jacob Collier, Selena Gomez, and We Are KING.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.2

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 82

    Projector - Geese

    • Release Date: Oct 29, 2021
    • User Score: 8.9
  2. 76

    Christfucker - Portrayal of Guilt

    • Release Date: Nov 5, 2021
  3. 72

    A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2 - Common

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2021
    • User Score: 8.2
Lowest of the Month
  1. 72

    A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2 - Common

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2021
    • User Score: 8.2
  2. 76

    Christfucker - Portrayal of Guilt

    • Release Date: Nov 5, 2021
  3. 82

    Projector - Geese

    • Release Date: Oct 29, 2021
    • User Score: 8.9