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  1. 8.9

    ADM Rating
    Skeleton Tree

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    Skeleton Tree

    Sixteenth studio album from the highly influential alternative rock band self-produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

    Added: 09/09/2016

     
  2. 8.5

    22, A Million

    Bon Iver

    22, A Million

    Third album from the American indie/folk band fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon

    Added: 28/09/2016

     
  3. 8.4

    My Woman

    Angel Olsen

    My Woman

    Third full-length album of indie folk rock from the former Bonnie "Prince" Billy backing singer

    Added: 31/08/2016

     
  4. 8.4

    Blonde

    Frank Ocean

    Blonde

    Second studio album from the New Orleans-born R&B singer features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Jonny Greenwood, André 3000 and James Blake

    Added: 23/08/2016

     
  5. 8.3

    American Band

    Drive-By Truckers

    American Band

    Eleventh studio album from the Georgia alt.country rockers and first not to feature not the illustrations Wes Creed on its sleeve

    Added: 28/09/2016

     
  6. 7.9

    Stage Four

    Touché Amoré

    Stage Four

    Fourth studio album of post-hardcore from LA five-piece whose title refers to vocalist Jeremy Bolm's late mother's cancer

    Added: 20/09/2016

     
  7. 7.9

    Pretty Years

    Cymbals Eat Guitars

    Pretty Years

    Fourth album from the Staten Island, NY indie rock band founded by Joseph D'Agostino and Matthew Miller

    Added: 16/09/2016

     
  8. 7.8

    Prima Donna

    Vince Staples

    Prima Donna

    Second EP from the California rapper with guest appearances by Kilo Kish and A$AP Rocky, and produced by James Blake and others

    Added: 31/08/2016

     
  9. 7.7

    Astronaut Meets Appleman

    King Creosote

    Astronaut Meets Appleman

    Latest release from the eclectic Fife-based alt.folk singer-songwriter & guitarist Kenny Anderson

    Added: 01/09/2016

     
  10. 7.7

    A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

    Beach Slang

    A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

    Second album from the Philadelphia indie rock trio led by James Alex, a member of Weston in the 90s

    Added: 21/09/2016

     
  11. 7.7

    Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

    I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

    Debut release from the collaboration between Leithauser, former frontman of The Walkman, and Rostam, former Vampire Weekend member

    Added: 22/09/2016

     
  12. 7.7

    Exploded View

    Exploded View

    Debut full-length album from the Berlin-based Annika Henderson and Mexican backing band recorded in first takes straight to tape

    Added: 23/08/2016

     
  13. 7.6

    Jenny Hval

    Blood Bitch

    Sixth studio album from Norwegian singer-songwriter and novelist co-produced by Lasse Marhaug

    Added: 23/09/2016

     
  14. 7.6

    Cass McCombs

    Mangy Love

    Album number nine from the American folk / indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

    Added: 24/08/2016

     
  15. 7.6

    Teenage Fanclub

    Here

    Tenth studio album from the veteran Scottish alt-rockers

    Added: 06/09/2016

     
  16. 7.5

    Grumbling Fur

    Furfour

    Fourth album from the London psyche-pop duo Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker

    Added: 15/09/2016

     
  17. 7.5

    Glass Animals

    How To Be A Human Being

    Second album from the Oxford indie rock quartet led by David Bayley

    Added: 25/08/2016

     
  18. 7.5

    Okkervil River

    Away

    Eighth studio album from Will Sheff's alt/folk rock project, written in the wake of the death of his grandfather, and recorded with guests including Marissa Nadler and Jonathan Meiburg

    Added: 07/09/2016

     
  19. 7.5

    Wrekmeister Harmonies

    Light Falls

    Fifth release from the musical collective led by musician and composer JR Robinson, now featuring members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Added: 16/09/2016

     
  20. 7.5

    The Pictish Trail

    Future Echoes

    Seventh album from from Scottish musician and Lost Map boss Johnny Lynch

    Added: 15/09/2016

     
  21. 7.4

    Wilco

    Schmilco

    Tenth studio album from the Chicago-based alt-rockers, with artwork by surrealist illustrator Joan Cornellà

    Added: 06/09/2016

     
  22. 7.4

    Arc Iris

    Moon Saloon

    Second album of indie pop/rock from the Providence, Rhode Island trio featuring former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams

    Added: 24/08/2016

     
  23. 7.4

    65daysofstatic

    No Man's Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe

    Second soundtrack album from the Sheffield post-rock quartet for an action-adventure survival video game

    Added: 22/08/2016

     
  24. 7.4

    Against Me!

    Shape Shift with Me

    Seventh album from the Florida punk band fronted by Laura Jane Grace, produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, DragonForce)

    Added: 14/09/2016

     
  25. 7.4

    Young Thug

    Jeffery

    The latest mixtape from Atlanta rapper Jeffery Lamar Williams features guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Travis Scott, Wyclef Jean, and Quavo

    Added: 01/09/2016

     
  26. 7.4

    Eluvium

    False Readings On

    Album number eight from Oregon-based ambient musician and producer Matthew Cooper

    Added: 02/09/2016

     
  27. 7.4

    Psychic Twin

    Strange Diary

    Debut album from electronic avant-pop artist Erin Fein

    Added: 16/09/2016

     
  28. 7.4

    Preoccupations

    Preoccupations

    Second album from the Calgary post-punks previously known as Viet Cong

    Added: 09/09/2016

     
  29. 7.4

    Scott Walker

    The Childhood of a Leader

    A soundtrack for Brady Corbet’s feature film debut from the veteran singer-songwriter and former lead singer of The Walker Brothers

    Added: 22/08/2016

     
  30. 7.3

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani

    Sunergy

    Two long-form ambient tracks from electronic musician Suzanne Ciani and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, part of RVNG's FRKWYS series

    Added: 16/09/2016

     

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