Here Are The Best And Worst Albums Of The Past Five Years, According To Critics

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The Razzies commemorate the worst movies of the year. Baywatch and The Emoji Movie, flaming dumpster fires masquerading as entertainment and flat-out insults to our collective intelligence, cleaned up this year.

But there is no corresponding non-award in music. Well, not really. Review aggregator Metacritic essentially decides what the worst album of any given year is based on critical reception. Business Insider laid out the worst album of every year since 2000 based on these metrics and plan to give you the best and worst of the last five years.

2013

BEST

Deafheaven — Sunbather

Critic Score: 92/100

You can spend hours dismantling Sunbather and cooking up a neat sub-sub-genre for it (post-black-metal-gaze-death-dreamcore-whatever). Or you can just call it one of the year’s best records.

NOW Magazine

WORST

Megadeth — Super Collider

Critic Score: 41/100

While there’s nothing abhorrent about this album, it’s so unobtrusive that it’s practically not there, just one more forgettable release from a guy we’re all secretly rooting for.

-Exclaim

*****

2014

BEST

D’Angelo — Black Messiah

Critic Score: 95/100

It is masterful, it is heartening and it represents today’s best from an R&B/soul perspective.

Exclaim


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