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  1. 8.3

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    Marianne Faithfull

    Negative Capability

    Album number twenty one by English singer-songwriter featuring contributions from artists including Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan

    Added: 01/11/2018

     
  2. 8.1

    A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

    The 1975

    A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

    Third album from Manchester-based indie rock / pop quartet produced by Matthew Healy and George Daniel

    Added: 24/11/2018

     
  3. 8.1

    Warm

    Jeff Tweedy

    Warm

    Second full-length solo release from the alt country artist and Wilco front man produced and recorded entirely at Chicago’s now legendary studio, The Loft (with help from some of his usual collaborators – Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick)

    Added: 26/11/2018

     
  4. 8.0

    Interstate Gospel

    Pistol Annies

    Interstate Gospel

    Third album for the country trio Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band)

    Added: 03/11/2018

     
  5. 8.0

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    boygenius

    Debut EP of indie folk rock from Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus

    Added: 07/11/2018

     
  6. 7.9

    Holy Hell

    Architects

    Holy Hell

    Album number eight from the Brighton metal core band and first since the death of main songwriter Tom Searle in August 2016

    Added: 09/11/2018

     
  7. 7.9

    Some Rap Songs

    Earl Sweatshirt

    Some Rap Songs

    Third full-length album from LA-based rapper and member of hip hop collective Odd Future with guest appearances from Navy Blue and Standing On The Corner

    Added: 04/12/2018

     
  8. 7.8

    Black Velvet

    Charles Bradley

    Black Velvet

    Posthumous release from the R&B/soul singer featuring songs recorded during sessions from his previous three albums

    Added: 09/11/2018

     
  9. 7.7

    Yawn

    Bill Ryder-Jones

    Yawn

    Fourth solo studio album by British indie singer-songwriter self-produced and featuring guest vocals from The Orielles and Our Girl

    Added: 30/10/2018

     
  10. 7.6

    Dionysus

    Dead Can Dance

    Dionysus

    Ninth studio album of avant-garde goth rock from Australian duo Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, six years after their last

    Added: 05/11/2018

     
  11. 7.5

    Mariah Carey

    Caution

    Fifteenth studio album by American pop icon featuring guest appearances from Blood Orange, Gunna, Slick Rick, and Ty Dolla Sign

    Added: 20/11/2018

     
  12. 7.4

    J Mascis

    Elastic Days

    Fourth solo album from the Dinosaur Jr alt.rock mainman featuring guest vocals from Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy and Zoë Randell(Luluc)

    Added: 08/11/2018

     
  13. 7.4

    Rita Ora

    Phoenix

    Second full-length release by English-Albanian pop singer featuring collaborations with Alesso, Rudimental and Avicii as well as guest appearances from Julia Michaels, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX

    Added: 23/11/2018

     
  14. 7.4

    Laibach

    The Sound Of Music

    Latest release from the prolific avant-garde Slovenian band formed in 1980 is a reinterpretation of the soundtrack of the musical

    Added: 26/11/2018

     
  15. 7.4

    Vince Staples

    FM!

    Third full-length album from the Long Beach, California rapper with guest appearances from Kamaiyah, E-40, Jay Rock, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Buddy and Tyga

    Added: 06/11/2018

     
  16. 7.3

    Lil Peep

    Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2

    Posthumous release of second full-length studio album by New York rapper completed with the help of his mother, Liza Womack, and producer Smokeasac

    Added: 09/11/2018

     
  17. 7.2

    Daniel Knox

    Chasescene

    Fourth full-length album from the Chicago-based singer-songwriter with guest appearances from Jarvis Cocker and The Handsome Family’s Jason Toth

    Added: 09/12/2018

     
  18. 7.2

    The Good, The Bad & The Queen

    Merrie Land

    Second studio album from alt-rock supergroup (Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong) produced by Tony Visconti

    Added: 15/11/2018

     
  19. 7.2

    Vessel

    Queen of Golden Dogs

    Third album from Bristol-based electronic artist Seb Gainsborough

    Added: 16/11/2018

     
  20. 7.2

    Alessia Cara

    Alessia Cara

    Second album from the Canadian Grammy-winning R&B/Pop singer working with producers Pop and Oak

    Added: 01/12/2018

     
  21. 7.1

    Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers

    Bought To Rot

    Side project from the Against Me! singer/guitarist featuring Atom Willard and Marc Hudson

    Added: 09/11/2018

     
  22. 7.1

    Anderson .Paak

    Oxnard

    Third full-length studio release by Southern Californian R&B artist featuring guest appearances from Kadhja Bonet, BJ The Chicago Kid, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Norelle, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Cocoa Sarai and Snoop Dogg

    Added: 19/11/2018

     
  23. 6.9

    Meek Mill

    Championships

    Fourth album of hip hop from the Philidelphia rapper featuring guest appearances from Cardi B, Future, Young Thug, Ella Mai, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Drake

    Added: 06/12/2018

     
  24. 6.8

    Ryley Walker

    The Lillywhite Sessions

    Sixth full-length release by Chicago singer-songwriter, drummer Ryan Jewell and bassist Andrew Scott Young covering Dave Matthews’ infamously abandoned 2001 art-rock masterpiece of the same name

    Added: 16/11/2018

     
  25. 6.7

    Art Brut

    Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!

    First new full-length studio album by English and German indie pop outfit in seven years produced by Jim Moray

    Added: 20/11/2018

     
  26. 6.7

    Van Morrison

    The Prophet Speaks

    40th full-length album from the legendary Irish singer features six new original songs and eight covers

    Added: 07/12/2018

     
  27. 6.6

    Mark Knopfler

    Down The Road Whenever

    Ninth solo studio album by British guitar icon

    Added: 16/11/2018

     
  28. 6.6

    Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

    The Capitol Studios Sessions

    Debut full-length release by actor/jazz pianist with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, recorded live in studio with an audience and produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux)

    Added: 09/11/2018

     
  29. 6.4

    The Smashing Pumpkins

    Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun

    Recorded at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin, this is the band’s first LP in 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, alongside longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder

    Added: 13/11/2018

     
  30. 6.3

    The Prodigy

    No Tourists

    Album number seven from English big beat techno veterans written, produced and mixed by Liam Howlett in his London studio

    Added: 31/10/2018

     

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