From time to time I check to see what the current most critically acclaimed albums are according to Metacritic, and I give them a listen. Metacritic is my go to review site. But they don't do their own reviews. Instead, they collect new album reviews from across the web and average them. This way you can easily see which records have a consensus of critical acclaim.
I find Metacritic's top album list one of the best anywhere, and I can always refer to it to find something new.
For this playlist I looked at the site's top rated albums and selected a single song from the first 10 that are available for streaming on Rhapsody. This way you can check out what the critics are buzzing about for yourself.
I did not include reissues.
10 Songs From The Most Critically Acclaimed New Releases
1. These Kind of Ice Skates - Joyce Manor
2. Polaroid - Dave Stapleton
3. Truth Only Smiles - Sweet Billy Pilgrim
4. Tessellate - alt-J
5. Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I., and Trouble) - Killer Mike
6. Reformed - Claro Intelecto
7. Locked Down - Dr. John
8. Serums of Liao - High On Fire
9. South of the River - Ray Wylie Hubbard
10. Dusty Groove - Kelly Hogan
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