If you're like me, you have a constant feeling that you're missing the best stuff. And this is the reason I'm such a big fan of Metacritic. With a few mouse click I'm easily able to see what the critics are goo goo over. Combine that with a music subscription service and I'm listening in no time flat.
Yes, life is good.
Anyway, for this playlist I looked at the top rated new releases based on Metacritic scores, which are simply an average of critical reviews from across the music press. From each of these, I pulled a single song into this playlist and pressed play. It's a great way to get a sense of what's grabbed the ears of the critics. And it's very different than what's grabbed the ears of radio programmers. So if you ask me, it's a must-listen.
What's your favorite new release?
10 Songs From The Most Critically Acclaimed New Albums
1. Painted on Canvas - Gregory Porter
2. Kindred - Burial
3. Turn It Around - The Men
4. Good Things - The Menzingers
5. Young Man In America - Metallica
6. Bonafide Overdue - yU
7. Misery Beat - Pete Swanson
8. Tshena Ndekela - Baloji
9. Going Home - Leonard Cohen
10. Asteroids - Wussy
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- Bruce Springsteen
- Van Halen