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  1. 8.4

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    Suddenly

    Caribou

    Suddenly

    Fifth full-length release and first in five years for Dan Snaith as Caribou

    Added: 24/02/2020

     
  2. 8.3

    We’re New Again – A Re-imagining

    Makaya McCraven

    We’re New Again – A Re-imagining

    A re-imagining of Gil Scott-Heron's final release by jazz drummer Makaya McCraven

    Added: 07/02/2020

     
  3. 8.1

    Big Conspiracy

    J Hus

    Big Conspiracy

    Second album from the London rapper features production from collaborator Jae5, alongside IO, TSB and Nana Rogues and guest appearances from Icèe TGM, Koffee and Burna Boy

    Added: 24/01/2020

     
  4. 8.0

    The Neon Skyline

    Andy Shauf

    The Neon Skyline

    Fourth album from the Canadian singer-songwriter

    Added: 24/01/2020

     
  5. 8.0

    Workaround

    Beatrice Dillon

    Workaround

    Debut full-length release from the London-based electronic producer

    Added: 06/02/2020

     
  6. 8.0

    Brave Faces Everyone

    Spanish Love Songs

    Brave Faces Everyone

    Third album from the Los Angeles pop-punk five-piece

    Added: 11/02/2020

     
  7. 8.0

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    Soccer Mommy

    color theory

    Third album of indie pop from Nashville singer-songwriter Sophie Allison produced by Gabe Wax

    Added: 26/02/2020

     
  8. 7.9

    Debris

    Keeley Forsyth

    Debris

    Debut album from the Manchester singer-songwriter and actress working with composer Matthew Bourne and producer Sam Hobbs

    Added: 21/01/2020

     
  9. 7.9

    Spook The Herd

    Lanterns On The Lake

    Spook The Herd

    Fourth album from the Newcastle-based indie rock quintet

    Added: 20/02/2020

     
  10. 7.9

    U Kin B The Sun

    Frazey Ford

    U Kin B The Sun

    Third solo album from the Canadian singer-songwriter who was a founding member of The Be Good Tanya

    Added: 06/02/2020

     
  11. 7.8

    Moses Boyd

    Dark Matter

    Debut album from the British jazz artist featuring guest appearances from Poppy Ajudha, Joe Armon-Jones, Obongjayar and Nonku Phiri

    Added: 13/02/2020

     
  12. 7.8

    Destroyer

    Have We Met

    Album number twelve from the Canadian indie rock band fronted by New Pornographers member Dan Bejar

    Added: 28/01/2020

     
  13. 7.7

    Kvelertak

    Splid

    Fourth album of hard rock/heavy metal from the six-piece based in Rogaland, Norway and first with new lead singer Ivar Nikolaisen

    Added: 16/02/2020

     
  14. 7.7

    Wire

    Mind Hive

    Sixteenth studio album from the veteran English post-punk band

    Added: 23/01/2020

     
  15. 7.7

    Boniface

    Boniface

    Debut album from the the Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Micah Visser produced by Neil Comber (Charli XCX)

    Added: 14/02/2020

     
  16. 7.6

    BTS

    Map of the Soul: 7

    Fourth Korean-language (seventh overall) album from South Korean boy band featuring guest appearances from Halsey and Sia

    Added: 21/02/2020

     
  17. 7.6

    Torres

    Silver Tongue

    Fourth album of alt.rock from Georgia-born Mackenzie Scott

    Added: 30/01/2020

     
  18. 7.6

    Tame Impala

    The Slow Rush

    Fourth album from the Australian psych-rock outfit produced by frontman Kevin Parker

    Added: 11/02/2020

     
  19. 7.6

    Tennis

    Swimmer

    Fifth album of fuzzed surf pop from husband and wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley

    Added: 14/02/2020

     
  20. 7.6

    Sam Lee

    Old Wow

    Third album from the London-born folk singer featuring Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, produced by Bernard Butler

    Added: 01/02/2020

     
  21. 7.6

    Grimes

    Miss Anthropocene

    Fifth album of alternative electro-pop from the Montreal-based musician Claire Boucher

    Added: 20/02/2020

     
  22. 7.5

    Sløtface

    Sorry For The Late Reply

    Second album from the pop-punk quartet based in Stavanger, Norway

    Added: 01/02/2020

     
  23. 7.5

    Bonny Light Horseman

    Bonny Light Horseman

    Debut release from the trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman and Eric D. Johnson revives songs handed down through the ages

    Added: 24/01/2020

     
  24. 7.5

    Drive-By Truckers

    The Unraveling

    Album number twelve from the Georgia alt.country rockers co-produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine) and longtime collaborator David Barbe

    Added: 29/01/2020

     
  25. 7.5

    Ben Watt

    Storm Damage

    Fourth solo record from the London singer-songwriter perhaps best known for being one half of Everything But The Girl in the 80s/90s

    Added: 01/02/2020

     
  26. 7.5

    Bambara

    Stray

    Fourth album from the Brooklyn-based post-punk trio band formed in Athens, Georgia in 2009

    Added: 14/02/2020

     
  27. 7.4

    Frances Quinlan

    Likewise

    Debut solo album from the Hop Along singer recorded with her bandmate Joe Reinhart

    Added: 31/01/2020

     
  28. 7.4

    Katie Gately

    Loom

    Second full-length album from the LA-based experimental artist who's done remix work for Bjork and Zola Jesus

    Added: 14/02/2020

     
  29. 7.4

    Squirrel Flower

    I Was Born Swimming

    Debut album from the Boston-based songwriter Ella O’Connor Williams

    Added: 30/01/2020

     
  30. 7.4

    Beach Bunny

    Honeymoon

    Debut full-length release from the Chicago indie pop quartet fronted by Lili Trifilio

    Added: 14/02/2020

     

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