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  1. 8.4

    ADM Rating
    U.F.O.F.

    Big Thief

    U.F.O.F.

    Third album from the indie rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker and produced by Andrew Sarlo

    Added: 02/05/2019

     
  2. 8.3

    Legacy! Legacy!

    Jamila Woods

    Legacy! Legacy!

    Second album from the Chicago R&B / soul singer, songwriter and poet

    Added: 10/05/2019

     
  3. 8.2

    Life Metal

    Sunn O)))

    Life Metal

    Eighth album and first in four years from the Seattle drone metal merchants led by Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson

    Added: 23/04/2019

     
  4. 8.2

    Designer

    Aldous Harding

    Designer

    Third album from the New Zealand-born gothic folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 25/04/2019

     
  5. 8.1

    There Is No Other

    Rhiannon Giddens

    There Is No Other

    Third album from the folk / Americana musician and Carolina Chocolate Drops front woman recorded over five days in Dublin with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi

    Added: 06/05/2019

     
  6. 8.0

    Blood

    Kelsey Lu

    Blood

    Debut album from the North Carolina-born cellist and singer-songwriter working with producers Skrillex, Jamie xx and Rodaidh McDonald

    Added: 20/04/2019

     
  7. 8.0

    PROTO

    Holly Herndon

    PROTO

    Third album of experimental electronica / techno from the Tennessee-born, California-based producer and composer working with an AI program named "Spawn" created by Herndon and Mat Dryhurst

    Added: 08/05/2019

     
  8. 7.9

    Igor

    Tyler, The Creator

    Igor

    Sixth album from the Los Angeles-based Odd Future rapper featuring guest appearances from Kanye West, Playboi Carti, Pharrell Williams, Lil Uzi Vert, Charlie Wilson, Jessy Wilson, Solange, Santigold and ASAP Rocky

    Added: 20/05/2019

     
  9. 7.9

    Cuz I Love You

    Lizzo

    Cuz I Love You

    Third album and major label debut from the Minneapolis alternative hip-hop artist Melissa Jefferson

    Added: 18/04/2019

     
  10. 7.9

    We Get By

    Mavis Staples

    We Get By

    Album number seventeen from the veteran gospel and soul legend produced by Ben Harper

    Added: 23/05/2019

     
  11. 7.9

    Flying Lotus

    Flamagra

    Sixth album of experimental hip hop / electronica from LA-based producer and musician featuring Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi and Solange

    Added: 22/05/2019

     
  12. 7.9

    slowthai

    Nothing Great About Britain

    Debut album from the English rapper Tyron Frampton includes guest appearances Jaykae and Skepta as well as production credits from Mura Masa and punk rock band Slaves

    Added: 17/05/2019

     
  13. 7.8

    Cate Le Bon

    Reward

    Fifth album from the Welsh folk/rock singer-songwriter features contributions from Huw Evans, Stephen Black and Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa

    Added: 22/05/2019

     
  14. 7.8

    Injury Reserve

    Injury Reserve

    Debut full-length album from the Arizona-based alternative rap trio

    Added: 23/05/2019

     
  15. 7.8

    The National

    I Am Easy To Find

    Album number eight from the Ohio indie rock band recorded in Aaron Dessner's home studio features guest appearances from Sharon Van Etten, Gail Ann Dorsey, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Stables, Mina Tindle and the Brooklyn Youth Choir

    Added: 08/05/2019

     
  16. 7.8

    Ezra Collective

    You Can't Steal My Joy

    Debut full-length release from the five-piece British jazz collective featuring guest appearances from Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith

    Added: 26/04/2019

     
  17. 7.8

    Craig Finn

    I Need A New War

    Fourth solo album from The Hold Steady frontman

    Added: 25/04/2019

     
  18. 7.8

    Amyl & The Sniffers

    Amyl & The Sniffers

    Debut full-length album from the Australian garage punk band produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, The Fall)

    Added: 23/05/2019

     
  19. 7.7

    Charly Bliss

    Young Enough

    Second full-length album from the Brooklyn power pop four-piece produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Wonder Years, My Morning Jacket)

    Added: 13/05/2019

     
  20. 7.7

    Inter Arma

    Sulphur English

    Fourth album from the Richmond, Virginia metal band

    Added: 15/04/2019

     
  21. 7.7

    Kevin Morby

    Oh My God

    Fifth album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman

    Added: 24/04/2019

     
  22. 7.7

    Faye Webster

    Atlanta Millionaires Club

    Second full-length album from the Atlanta-based indie folk singer-songwriter co-produced with Drew Vandenberg

    Added: 23/05/2019

     
  23. 7.5

    Rammstein

    Rammstein

    First studio release in 10 years from the German metal sextet

    Added: 17/05/2019

     
  24. 7.5

    Vampire Weekend

    Father Of The Bride

    Fourth album of indie pop / rock from the New York band and first since the departure of multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 30/04/2019

     
  25. 7.5

    Glen Hansard

    This Wild Willing

    Fourth solo album from the Irish singer-songwriter and Frames frontman

    Added: 15/04/2019

     
  26. 7.4

    Kedr Livanskiy

    Your Need

    Second album from the Russian musician, DJ and producer Yana Kedrina co-producer with Flaty

    Added: 09/05/2019

     
  27. 7.4

    The Mountain Goats

    In League With Dragons

    Album number seventeen from the lo-fi indie folk band led by John Darnielle and produced by Owen Pallett

    Added: 26/04/2019

     
  28. 7.4

    Drugdealer

    Raw Honey

    Second album of pop / psych rock from Michael Collins includes guest vocals from vocals Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood)

    Added: 17/04/2019

     
  29. 7.4

    Carly Rae Jepsen

    Dedicated

    Fourth studio album from the Canadian dance pop artist and former Canadian Idol contestant

    Added: 16/05/2019

     
  30. 7.4

    Bad Religion

    Age Of Unreason

    Seventeenth album and first in six years from the LA punk veterans produced by Carlos de la Garza

    Added: 07/05/2019

     

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