Top-Rated Albums

Pop Magazine’s Top-Rated Albums

 

Albums with Pop Magazine’s official rating of 5 stars (in alphabetical order)

Adele – 21
Blitz The Ambassador – Stereotype
Charlie Cunningham – Lines
Charlie Cunningham – Permanent Way
Dr. Dre – 2001
Eminem – Recovery
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley
Jack Savoretti – Singing To Strangers
Jackie Venson – Joy
Kanye West – Graduation
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Lily & Madeleine – Canterbury Girls   → Review
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Seal – 7   → Review
Tash Sultana – Flow State
The Game – Doctor’s Advocate
The Game – The Documentary

 

Albums with Pop Magazine’s official rating of 4.5 stars (in alphabetical order)

Akua Naru – The Journey Aflame
Alexandra Burke – Overcome
Barbra Streisand – Walls
Beneficence – Concrete Soul
Blitz The Ambassador – Afropolitan Dreams   → Review
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Carvin Winans – In The Softest Way
Charlotte Brandi – The Magician
Coldplay – X & Y
David Guetta – Listen   → Review
Deep Purple – Infinite
Demi Lovato – Confident
Dido – No Angel
Dido – Still On My Mind
Dr. Dre – Compton   → Review
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Elle King – Love Stuff
Emily King – Scenery   → Review
Eminem – Revival   → Review
Eminem – The Eminem Show
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Gin Wigmore – Blood To Bone
Ice Cube – Everythangs Corrupt
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
India Arie – Worthy   → Review
Izzy Bizu – A Moment Of Madness
Jack Savoretti – Before The Storm
Jack Savoretti – Sleep No More
Jack Savoretti – Written In Scars
Jessica Rotter – Plains   → Review
Jonathan Jeremiah – Oh Desire
Junior Kelly – Urban Poet
Kandace Springs – Indigo
Kanye West – Late Registration
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life   → Review
Lecrae – Anomaly   → Review
Leela James – Fall For You   → Review
Lena – Crystal Sky
Lily & Madeleine (Self-Titled)
Maysa – Love Is A Battlefield
Melody Gardot – Currency Of Man   → Review
Mic Donet – Plenty Of Love
Mic Donet – Rise And Shine   → Review
Mighty Oaks – Dreamers
Mozez – Wings   → Review
Nao – Saturn
Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction
Passenger – Runaway   → Review
Rahsaan Patterson – Heroes & Gods
Rita Ora – Phoenix
Selena Gomez – Revival
Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison
Shannon LaBrie – War & Peace
Sharon Robinson – Caffeine
Sinkane – Life & Livin’ It
Solange – A Seat At The Table   → Review
Tahirah Memory – Asha
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs
The Game – LAX
The Game – The Documentary 2   → Review
TLC – CrazySexyCool
Tom Walker – What A Time To Be Alive
Toni Braxton (Self-Titled)
Toni Braxton – Secrets
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce
Ty – A Work Of Heart
Vivian Sessoms – Life 2
Welshly Arms – No Place Is Home
Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child   → Review
Yelawolf – Love Story   → Review
Yelawolf – Trial By Fire   → Review

 

Albums with Pop Magazine’s official rating of 4 stars (in alphabetical order)

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
Adam Lambert – The Original High   → Review
Adele – 25   → Review
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color   → Review
American Aquarium – Things Change
American Authors – Seasons
Amos Lee – Spirit
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Anderson Paak – Oxnard
Anderson Paak – Venice
Anderson Paak – Ventura
Ane Brun – Leave Me Breathless
Ane Brun – When I’m Free
Anna Coddington – Luck/Time
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Ariana Grande – Sweetener
Asa – Bed Of Stone   → Review
Ashley Monroe – Satisfied
Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel
Bedouine (Self-Titled)
Beneficence – Basement Chemistry   → Review
Beneficence – Eye Of The Storm
Beneficence – Sidewalk Science
Beyonce – Lemonade
Billy Price – Reckoning
BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind
Black Eyed Peas – Masters Of The Sun Vol. 1
Blitz The Ambassador – Diasporadical   → Review
Blitz The Ambassador – Native Sun
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Bobby Bazini – Summer Is Gone
Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale
Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Bonnie Tyler – Between The Earth And The Stars
Brandy Clark – Big Day In A Small Town
Brian Owens & The Deacons Of Soul – Soul Of Ferguson   → Review
Brian Wilson – No Pier Pressure   → Review
Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well
CeeLo Green – Heart Blanche
Charlie Puth – Voicenotes
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Christopher Martin – Big Deal
Clean Bandit – What Is Love?
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Coldplay – Parachutes
Daley – The Spectrum
Danielle Nicole – Cry No More
Danny Bryant – Revelation
Darien Dean – Detours   → Review
Daughtry – Cage To Rattle
Dido – Girl Who Got Away
Dido – Life For Rent
Dua Lipa (Self-Titled)
Eagle-Eye Cherry – Streets Of You
Elijah Blake – Shadows & Diamonds
Ellie Goulding – Delirium   → Review
Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night
Emily Estefan – Take Whatever You Want   → Review
Emily King – East Side Story
Emily King – The Switch
Eric Clapton – I Still Do
Eric Roberson – The Box   → Review
Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – The King & I   → Review
Family Of The Year (Self-Titled)
Fantasia – The Definition Of…
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy   → Review
Fergie – The Dutchess
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold   → Review
Flo Morrissey – Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful
Foxes – All I Need
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Freedom Fry – Classic
Galant – Ology
Gentleman & Ky-Mani Marley – Conversations   → Review
Gin Wigmore – Holy Smoke
Gloria Gaynor – Testimony
Gordon Chambers – Surrender   → Review
Gregg Allman – Southern Blood
Gregory Ackerman – And Friends
Griz – Ride Waves
Halestorm – Vicious
Harry Styles (Self-Titled)
Heartbeast – Zero
Honey Larochelle – The Yes Feeling
Honey Larochelle – 11:11   → Review
Hundreds – Wilderness
Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
Iyeoka – Gold
Jack Savoretti – Between The Minds
Jack Savoretti – Harder Than Easy
James Blake – Assume Form
James Morrison – Higher Than Here
James Morrison – You’re Stronger Than You Know
Janet Jackson – Unbreakable
Janice – Fallin Up
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town
Jason Becker – Triumphant Hearts
Jay-Z – 4:44
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Jaymes Young – Feel Something
Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show   → Review
Jennifer Hudson – JHUD   → Review
Jennifer Lopez – A.K.A.   → Review
Jennifer Paige – Starflower
Jessie Ware – Tough Love   → Review
Joe – Bridges   → Review
Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation
Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
Joe Satriani – What Happens Next
Jon Fratelli – Bright Night Flowers
Jonathan Jeremiah – Good Day
Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks
Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake – Justified
Justin Timberlake – Man Of The Woods   → Review
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Kate Havnevik – You
Kate Havnevik – &I
Kandace Springs – Soul Eyes
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Keyon Harrold – The Mugician
King – We Are King   → Review
King King – Exile & Grace
Kristin Chenoweth – The Art Of Elegance
KRS-One – The World Is Mind
Lady Gaga – Artpop
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence   → Review
Laurence Jones – The Truth
Ledisi – Let Love Rule
Leela James – Did It For Love   → Review
Lenny Kravitz – Raise Vibration   → Review
Lenny Kravitz – Strut   → Review
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Lily & Madeleine – Fumes
Little Steven – Soulfire
Madonna – Rebel Heart   → Review
Maren Morris – Hero
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Maria Mena – Growing Pains
Marina – Love + Fear
Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever
Marsha Ambrosius – Friends & Lovers   → Review
Matoma – One In A Million
Maxwell – BlackSummers’Night
Mayer Hawthorne – Man About Town   → Review
MC Yogi – Only Love Is Real
Meg Myers – Sorry
Meg Myers – Take Me To The Disco
Mel Parsons – Drylands   → Review
Melissa Etheridge – The Medicine Show
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Michael Franks – The Music In My Head
Michael Jackson – Xscape   → Review
Mogli – Wanderer
Morcheeba – Blaze Away
Mystery Jets – Curve Of The Earth
Natasha Barnes – Real
Ne-Yo – Good Man
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
Nico Santos – Streets Of Gold
Nina Nesbitt – Peroxide
Nina Nesbitt – The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Norah Jones – Day Breaks
Norma – Female Jungle
Pam Taylor – Steal Your Heart
Passenger – The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Passenger – Whispers
Passenger – Whispers 2
Passenger – Young As The Morning Old As The Sea   → Review
Patrice – Life’s Blood
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine
Pink – Beautiful Trauma   → Review
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human   → Review
Raheem DeVaughn – Love Sex Passion   → Review
Rationale (Self-Titled)
Rea Garvey – Neon
Rea Garvey – Pride   → Review
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway   → Review
Regina Belle – The Day Life Began
Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie
Richard Ashcroft – Natural Rebel
Rihanna – Anti
Rita Ora – Ora
Robbie Williams – The Heavy Entertainment Show
Sabrina Starke (Self-Titled)
Sabrina Starke – Underneath The Surface
Santana – Corazón   → Review
Sara Bareilles – Amidst The Chaos
Scarface – Deeply Rooted
Selwyn Birchwood – Don’t Call No Ambulance   → Review
Shannon LaBrie – Just Be Honest
Sigrid – Sucker Punch
Simon Law – Look To The Sky
Sinkane – Mean Love
Solange – Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams
Southern Avenue (Self-Titled)
Southern Avenue – Keep On
Spiritual – Awakening
Steve Perry – Traces
Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere
Sting & Shaggy – 44/876   → Review
Suede – Night Thoughts
Suede – The Blue Hour
Sunny Sweeney – Trophy
Suzi Quatro – No Control
Swing Out Sister – Almost Persuaded
Tahirah Memory – Pride
Talib Kweli – Radio Silence   → Review
Taylor Swift – Reputation   → Review
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator
Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits
The Carters – Everything Is Love
The Delines – The Imperial
The Foreign Exchange – Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
The Head And The Heart (Self-Titled)
The Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still
The Head And The Heart – Living Mirage
The Head And The Heart – Signs Of Light   → Review
The Isley Brothers & Santana – Power Of Peace   → Review
The Kooks – Let’s Go Sunshine
The Mavericks – Mono
The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
The Script – Freedom Child
The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd – Kissland
The Weeknd – Starboy   → Review
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – The Rest Of Our Life
TLC – FanMail
TLC – Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip
Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches
Toni Braxton – Pulse
Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
Toni Braxton – The Heat
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek   → Review
Tony Momrelle – Best Is Yet To Come
Tony Momrelle – Keep Pushing
Tove Lo – Lady Wood
Tower Of Power – Soul Side Of Town
Treetop Flyers (Self-Titled)
Tyrese – Black Rose   → Review
U2 – Songs Of Experience
Wild Belle – Dreamland
Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow   → Review
Wyclef Jean – Carnival 3: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee   → Review
Y’Akoto – Mermaid Blues   → Review
Yasi Hofer – Faith
Years & Years – Communion
Years & Years – Palo Santo

 
Rating key
MASTERPIECE a must-have
SUPERB for heavy rotation
EXCELLENT a great achievement
VERY GOOD a respectable result
GOOD worth checking out
FAIR an average outcome
WEAK not convincing stuff
BAD an underwhelming effort
VERY BAD quite a waste
FAIL a total failure

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