Album Releases by User Score


S.O.S. 1.

S.O.S.

by SZA
December 9, 2022
The second full-length studio release for R&B artist SZA features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Travis Scott, and Don Toliver.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
12 2.

12

by Ryuichi Sakamoto
January 17, 2023
The latest full-length release for Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was written and recorded in Tokyo while he was recovering from cancer treatment.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.5
Heavy Heavy 3.

Heavy Heavy

by Young Fathers
February 3, 2023
The fourth full-length release for Edinburgh-based trio Young Fathers was written and recorded over three years.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
My 21st Century Blues 4.

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:
88
User Score:
9.3
King's Disease III 5.

King's Disease III

by Nas
November 11, 2022
The third King's Disease album from rapper Nas was produced by Hit-Boy.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow 6.

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:
8.8
Turn the Car Around 7.

Turn the Car Around

by Gaz Coombes
January 13, 2023
The fourth full-length solo release for former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes was produced with Ian Davenport.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
NO THANK YOU 8.

NO THANK YOU

by Little Simz
December 12, 2022
The surprise release from British rapper Little Simz was produced by Inflo.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
The Great White Sea Eagle 9.

The Great White Sea Eagle

by James Yorkston
January 13, 2023
The Cardigans' Nina Persson joins the latest full-length release for Scottish singer-songwriter James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Gigi's Recovery 10.

Gigi's Recovery

by The Murder Capital
January 20, 2023
The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band The Murder Capital was produced by John Congleton.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Cacti 11.

Cacti

by Billy Nomates
January 13, 2023
The second full-length release for British singer-songwriter Billy Nomates was produced with James Trevascus.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.8
One Day 12.

One Day

by Fucked Up
January 27, 2023
Every song on the latest full-length release for Canadian punk band Fucked Up was written and recorded within 24 hours.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Strays 13.

Strays

by Margo Price
January 13, 2023
The fourth full-length solo studio release for singer-songwriter Margo Price was produced by Jonathan Wilson.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Furling 14.

Furling

by Meg Baird
January 27, 2023
The latest full-length solo release for California singer-songwriter Meg Baird was recorded by Tim Green.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Does Spring Hide its Joy 15.

Does Spring Hide its Joy

by Kali Malone
January 20, 2023
The latest full-length release from composer Kali Malone features Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley and Lucy Railton.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Every Acre 16.

Every Acre

by H.C. McEntire
January 27, 2023
The third full-length solo release for North Carolina singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire was co-produced with Missy Thangs and Luke Norton.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Honey 17.

Honey

by Samia
January 27, 2023
The second full-length studio release for Nashville-based singer-songwriter Samia was produced by Caleb Wright and features contributions from Christian Lee Hutson, Jake Luppen, Briston Maroney, Raffaella Meloni, and Papa Mbye.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
The Ruby Cord 18.

The Ruby Cord

by Richard Dawson
November 18, 2022
The latest full-length solo release for British singer-songwriter Richard Dawson is the final part of his time-travelling trilogy of albums that began with 2017's Peasant.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Waeve 19.

The Waeve

by The Waeve
February 3, 2023
The debut full-length release for Blur's Graham Coxon and ex-Pipettes Rose Elinor Dougall as The Waeve was produced with James Ford.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Mercy 20.

Mercy

by John Cale
January 20, 2023
The latest full-length solo release for John Cale features guest appearances from Actress, Animal Collective, Sylvan Esso, Fat White Family, Laurel Halo, Tei Shi, and Weyes Blood.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Prize 21.

Prize

by Rozi Plain
January 13, 2023
The latest full-length solo release for London-based Rozi Plain features contributions from Danalogue, Alabaster De Plume and Cole Pluice.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Premonition 22.

Premonition

by White Lung
December 2, 2022
The first new full-length album for Canadian punk band White Lung in five years was produced by Jesse Gander and was announced as its last.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Late Developers 23.

Late Developers

by Belle and Sebastian
January 13, 2023
The latest full-length release for Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian features songs from the same recording sessions as 2022's A Bit of Previous.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
The Family 24.

The Family

by BROCKHAMPTON
November 18, 2022
The seventh full-length studio release for hip hop collective BROCKHAMPTON was advertised as its final album before TM was announced as a surprise release the day before the release of The Family.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Cazimi 25.

Cazimi

by Caitlin Rose
November 18, 2022
The latest full-length release for Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose features a guest appearance from Courtney Marie Andrews.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
This Is What I Mean 26.

This Is What I Mean

by Stormzy
November 25, 2022
The third full-length studio release for British grime artist Stormzy features contributions from such artists as Amaarae, India.Arie, Black Sherif, Jacob Collier, Debbie, Ms Banks, Nao, and Sampha.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Every Loser 27.

Every Loser

by Iggy Pop
January 6, 2023
The latest full-length solo release for The Stooges' Iggy Pop features contributions from such artists as the late Taylor Hawkins, Travis Barker, Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, and Guns N’ Roses' Duff McKagan, Dave Navarro, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
The Work 28.

The Work

by Gold Panda
November 11, 2022
This is the first full-length studio release for British electronic producer Gold Panda in six years.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
World Record 29.

World Record

by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
November 18, 2022
The latest full-length release for Neil Young with Crazy Horse was produced with Rick Rubin and features nine new songs written in 2021.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Time's Arrow 30.

Time's Arrow

by Ladytron
January 20, 2023
The seventh full-length studio release for British electronic pop band Ladytron took over two years to complete due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Let's Start Here 31.

Let's Start Here

by Lil Yachty
January 27, 2023
The fifth full-length studio release for rapper Lil Yachty is said to be a "psychedelic alternative album" that features guest appearances from Daniel Caesar, Fousheé, Diana Gordon, Justine Skye, and Teezo Touchdown.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Black Girl Magic 32.

Black Girl Magic

by Honey Dijon
November 18, 2022
The latest full-length release for Chicago-born electronic artist Honey Dijon features guest appearances from such artist as Channel Tres, Josh Caffe, Mike Dunn, Eve, and Pabllo Vittar.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Only the Strong Survive 33.

Only the Strong Survive

by Bruce Springsteen
November 11, 2022
The second full-length release of cover of soul songs from Bruce Springsteen features a guest appearance from Sam Moore.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.0
Radio Songs 34.

Radio Songs

by Dave Rowntree
January 20, 2023
The debut full-length solo release for Blur's Dave Rowntree was produced by Leo Abrahams.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Redcar les adorable étoiles 35.

Redcar les adorable étoiles

by Christine and the Queens
November 11, 2022
The third full-length release for French pop project Christine And The Queens is the first with Chris as Redcar.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Past Lives 36.

Past Lives

by L.S. Dunes
November 11, 2022
This is the debut full-length release for the post-hardcore supergroup L.S. Dunes that includes Circa Survive/Saosin's Anthony Green, My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero, Coheed and Cambria's Travis Stever, and Thursday's Tim Payne and Tucker Rule.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Rush! 37.

Rush!

by M?neskin
January 20, 2023
The third full-length release for the Italian rock band M?neskin features a guest appearance from Tom Morello.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.0
AudioLust & HigherLove 38.

AudioLust & HigherLove

by SG Lewis
January 27, 2023
The second full-length solo release for British producer SG Lewis features guest appearances from Channel Tres, Lucky Daye, Tove Lo, Ty Dolla $ign, and Charlotte Day Wilson.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Gloria 39.

Gloria

by Sam Smith
January 27, 2023
The fourth full-length studio release for British singer-songwriter Sam Smith features guest appearances from Koffee, Kim Petras, Jessie Reyez, and Ed Sheeran.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
4.4
Five Easy Hot Dogs 40.

Five Easy Hot Dogs

by Mac DeMarco
January 20, 2023
The second instrumental release for Mac DeMarco was created while he was on a cross-country road trip in 2022.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.5
Queen of Me 41.

Queen of Me

by Shania Twain
February 3, 2023
The sixth full-length studio release for Canadian country artist Shania Twain features a guest appearance from Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
9.4

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    Heavy Heavy - Young Fathers

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 7.7
  2. 88

    My 21st Century Blues - RAYE

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 9.3
  3. 86

    The Candle and the Flame - Robert Forster

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
  4. 80

    The Waeve - The Waeve

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
  5. 63

    Queen of Me - Shania Twain

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 9.4
Lowest of the Month
  1. 63

    Queen of Me - Shania Twain

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 9.4
  2. 80

    The Waeve - The Waeve

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
  3. 86

    The Candle and the Flame - Robert Forster

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
  4. 88

    My 21st Century Blues - RAYE

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 9.3
  5. 89

    Heavy Heavy - Young Fathers

    • Release Date: Feb 3, 2023
    • User Score: 7.7
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