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  1. 8.0

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    Process

    Sampha

    Process

    Debut album of electronic soul from the London-born producer who’s worked with Beyoncé, Drake and Kanye West

    Added: 01/02/2017

     
  2. 8.0

    A Shadow In Time

    William Basinski

    A Shadow In Time

    Latest release from the New York City-based experimental ambient composer is a musical eulogy for David Bowie

    Added: 18/01/2017

     
  3. 8.0

    Yesterday's Gone

    Loyle Carner

    Yesterday's Gone

    Debut album from the South London born grime artist

    Added: 20/01/2017

     
  4. 8.0

    Godfather

    Wiley

    Godfather

    Eleventh studio album from the grime pioneer featuring Skepta, Devlin, Jme, Ghetts, Chip, P Money, Lethal Bizzle

    Added: 18/01/2017

     
  5. 7.8

    Memories Are Now

    Jesca Hoop

    Memories Are Now

    Latest studio album from the California-based jazz-folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 08/02/2017

     
  6. 7.8

    Gang Signs & Prayer

    Stormzy

    Gang Signs & Prayer

    Debut studio album from the London-born grime MC who won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards

    Added: 24/02/2017

     
  7. 7.8

    Impermanence

    Peter Silberman

    Impermanence

    Debut solo release from The Antlers frontman influenced by a period whenhe experienced temporary hearing loss in one ear and severe tinnitus

    Added: 24/02/2017

     
  8. 7.7

    Fin

    Syd

    Fin

    Debut solo album of R&B from The Internet's Sydney Bennett who was also a member of Odd Future

    Added: 08/02/2017

     
  9. 7.7

    Drunk

    Thundercat

    Drunk

    Third solo album from the LA-based bass player and Flying Lotus collaborator Stephen Bruner featuring guests appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, and Pharrell

    Added: 23/02/2017

     
  10. 7.7

    Heba

    Lowly

    Heba

    Debut album from the Danish noise-pop five piece

    Added: 09/02/2017

     
  11. 7.6

    Ty Segall

    Ty Segall

    Studio album number nine and second self-titled album from the prolific garage rock singer-songwriter

    Added: 23/01/2017

     
  12. 7.6

    Max Richter

    Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

    The latest release from the classically trained German-born British composer is a score for the narrative dance piece Woolf Works

    Added: 03/02/2017

     
  13. 7.6

    Sacred Paws

    Strike A Match

    Debut record from former Golden Grrrls members Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers

    Added: 27/01/2017

     
  14. 7.6

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Freedom Highway

    Second solo album from the Greensboro, North Carolina folk / Americana musician and Carolina Chocolate Drops front woman

    Added: 22/02/2017

     
  15. 7.5

    Uniform

    Wake In Fright

    Second full-length album from the New York based thrash metal duo

    Added: 23/01/2017

     
  16. 7.5

    The Courtneys

    II

    Second album from the Vancouver lo-fi indie pop trio

    Added: 20/02/2017

     
  17. 7.5

    Lawrence English

    Cruel Optimism

    Latest release by the prolific English-born Brisbane-based ambient electronic musician and sound artist

    Added: 15/02/2017

     
  18. 7.5

    The Menzingers

    After The Party

    Fifth album from the Philly punk band, produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, La Dispute, Title Fight)

    Added: 02/02/2017

     
  19. 7.5

    Tinariwen

    Elwan

    Seventh album of Northern Africa inspired folk rock from the Grammy award winning group from Mali, with guest spots from Mark Lanegan and Kurt Vile

    Added: 07/02/2017

     
  20. 7.5

    Jens Lekman

    Life Will See You Now

    Fourth full-length from the Swedish indie pop singer-songwriter working with English electronic music producer Ewan Pearson

    Added: 09/02/2017

     
  21. 7.5

    Six Organs of Admittance

    Burning The Threshold

    Latest release from the Comets of Fire guitarist Ben Chasny is his first acoustic-led since 2011’s Asleep on the Floodplain

    Added: 23/02/2017

     
  22. 7.4

    Allison Crutchfield

    Tourist In This Town

    Debut solo album from the former Swearin' frontwoman who's twin sister fronts Waxahatchee

    Added: 27/01/2017

     
  23. 7.4

    Priests

    Nothing Feels Natural

    Debut LP from the DC punk band fronted by Katie Alice Greer

    Added: 01/02/2017

     
  24. 7.4

    Pissed Jeans

    Why Love Now

    Fifth album from the Pennsylvania punks, featuring a guest appearance from author and poet Lindsay Hunter

    Added: 17/02/2017

     
  25. 7.4

    Duke Garwood

    Garden of Ashes

    Sixth album of blues / folk from London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

    Added: 01/02/2017

     
  26. 7.4

    Dirty Projectors

    Dirty Projectors

    Seventh studio album of experimental indie rock written and recorded by David Longstreth

    Added: 20/02/2017

     
  27. 7.4

    Tift Merritt

    Stitch of the World

    Sixth album from the Houston folk/country singer-songwriter

    Added: 25/01/2017

     
  28. 7.3

    Elbow

    Little Fictions

    Album number seven from the Manchester alt.rock band and first since drummer Richard Jupp left in 2016

    Added: 30/01/2017

     
  29. 7.3

    Ryan Adams

    Prisoner

    Album number sixteen from the rock / alt.country singer-songwriter and first of original material since 2014

    Added: 14/02/2017

     
  30. 7.3

    Mark Eitzel

    Hey Mr Ferryman

    Tenth solo album and his first in three years from the American Music Club frontman

    Added: 25/01/2017

     

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