21 January 2019
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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Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
The band’s eighth album combines melodious charm with sharper, more confrontational passages
About The Light
The fourth solo album from the former Beta Band member is his first to use a live band in the studio
Rich music and guest appearances celebrate a new-found sense of companionship
A love letter to his partner brimming with guest spots and west-coast vibes, James Blake’s fourth LP is a long way from his ‘blubstep’ roots
Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow
A consummate surgeon of relationships
Heard It In A Past Life
Past Life, the overportentous, dragged-out ballad at the album’s heart, reminds you that viral doesn’t always mean catchy
Uplifting treatise on love and its fragility. Print edition only
Some Rap Songs
A work of fractured excellence. Print edition only
It sticks in the mind for a good while after and just keeps bringing you back in with fantastic production, brilliant pop songwriting and a central personality as easy to like and support as any on the current music scene
Remind Me Tomorrow isn’t as consistently captivating as Tramp or Are We There, but it’s nonetheless a delightful return, one that gives us a new (pleasingly less traumatic) window into Van Etten’s world
Drowned In Sound
It is the peak of her songwriting and her most atmospheric, emotionally piercing album to date
About The Light
These are songs that suggest that this is how Steve Mason has always wanted Steve Mason to sound
His most direct, sincere LP yet
The Line Of Best Fit
The singer-songwriter balances darkness and dreams on a fantastic new album
Her most confident effort to date, elevating her palette through something that can best be described as a confessional purge
Consequence Of Sound
"This is how you turn pop into art" - NME's take on album number eight from Bradford Cox's indie rock band while Uncut reckon it includes "some of Deerhunter's prettiest songs to date"
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