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Blue Banisters 1.

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
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
Love for Sale 3.

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
Thank You 4.

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
Optimist 5.

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
A Beginner's Mind 6.

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
I've Been Trying to Tell You 7.

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
The Path of the Clouds 8.

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
Flux 9.

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
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert 10.

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
Comfort To Me 11.

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
Voyage 12.

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
Juno 13.

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
Friends That Break Your Heart 14.

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
Seventeen Going Under 15.

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
9 16.

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
Lifeforms 17.

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
Hey What 18.

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
Senjutsu 19.

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
Ocean to Ocean 20.

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
Shade 21.

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
Let Me Do One More 22.

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
By The Time I Get To Phoenix 23.

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
Ultra Vivid Lament 24.

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
In These Silent Days 25.

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
And Then Life Was Beautiful 26.

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
Colourgrade 27.

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
Texis 28.

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
Hushed and Grim 29.

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
Montero 30.

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
A Beautiful Revolution, Vol. 2 31.

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
Talk Memory 32.

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
Back in Love City 33.

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
I Don't Live Here Anymore 34.

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
Prioritise Pleasure 35.

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
Sympathy for Life 36.

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
Star-Crossed 37.

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
The Melodic Blue 38.

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
Mercurial World 39.

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
Lindsey Buckingham 40.

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
My Morning Jacket 41.

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
Music of the Spheres 42.

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
The Metallica Blacklist 43.

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
Equals 44.

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
The Lockdown Sessions 45.

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
Certified Lover Boy 46.

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

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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