"Eighty and Rising" is a new Spotify playlist I created, to keep up with the best-reviewed new music releases. It's called "Eighty and Rising" because all albums on the list have a Metacritic score of 80 or higher (out of 100).* I will periodically update it with new albums, and remove albums that have been on the playlist for a while.
If you're looking for a way to keep up with new music of varying genres that has caught the ear of music critics, head on over and subscribe to the playlist.
*Metacritic.com is a brilliant website that collects critics' reviews from leading publications and gives an aggregate score on a 100 point scale. If you study pop music (or movies or TV or games), it is a vital tool.