21 October 2017
Here's how it works: The Recent Releases chart brings together critical reaction to new albums from more than 50 sources worldwide. It's updated daily. Albums qualify with 5 reviews, and drop out after 6 weeks into the longer timespan charts.
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There’s nothing inherently bad about anything on Losing, but nothing’s going to stick around, either
Drowned In Sound
Bognanno expands on her towering voice, but fractures the foundation needed to truly ascend
Consequence Of Sound
A brilliantly produced rock album that will make you feel something
Alicia Bognanno is in her prime as a musician, songwriter, and producer, and somehow comes out of Losing better than before, proving herself as one of the most consistent and impressive artists of the decade
The Line Of Best Fit
It may feel a little too familiar for those who experienced the '90s alt-rock boom firsthand, but those who didn't will no doubt be able to extract and enjoy its vibrancy
All American Made
Provocative, charismatic and endearing, proving what many of country's all-time greats already seem to know: Margo Price is a legend in the making
Maintains Price’s status as honky-tonk’s most compelling new flame
Marks both a hardening and a deepening of Price’s sound. You could say it sounds more Memphis than Nashville
Despite some deservedly hard edges, it's this vision of an open-hearted, open-bordered U.S.A. that gives All American Made its lasting power
Margo Price has always toed the line between diving backward into country music’s canon and ushering an innovative future for the genre. Luckily, she’s able to do both
By adding a decent dose of 2017 into her classic sound, Price creates something truly great
Price delivers a wonderful new record with poise and self-possession
Consequence Of Sound
It's Alright Between Us As It Is
Finds the Stavanger native matching more vocals to his grandiose productions. Print edition only
The soundtrack to every afterparty you’ve wanted to get into
Loud And Quiet
Delivers the type of lush, cheerful disco Lindstrøm has always been known for, but there's a much darker undercurrent present here, and it feels like one of his most emotionally complex works yet
CoS reckon the two singer-songwriters have made "one of the best collaborative rock albums in recent years", with Paste calling it "both comfortable and comforting"
Since we've been around, that is. So, the highest-rated albums from the past eight years or so. Rankings are calculated to two decimal places.
To Pimp A Butterfly
D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
You Want It Darker
Carrie & Lowell
A Crow Looked at Me