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  1. 8.4

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    Folklore

    Taylor Swift

    Folklore

    Surprise release of the eighth album from the pop artist produced by longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff and The National's Aaron Dessner

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  2. 8.3

    Sex, Death and The Infinite Void

    Creeper

    Sex, Death and The Infinite Void

    Second album from the Southampton goth rock six-piece

    Added: 31/07/2020

     
  3. 8.2

    Pain Olympics

    Crack Cloud

    Pain Olympics

    Debut album from the Vancouver-based art-rock, post-punk multimedia collective

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  4. 8.2

    Heart's Ease

    Shirley Collins

    Heart's Ease

    Ninth album in six decades from the British singer-songwriter features four non-traditional songs

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  5. 8.1

    Beyond The Pale

    JARV IS

    Beyond The Pale

    Debut album from the rock band led by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  6. 8.0

    A Hero's Death

    Fontaines D.C.

    A Hero's Death

    Second album from the Dublin-based post-punk quintet produced by Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand)

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  7. 8.0

    Ultimate Success Today

    Protomartyr

    Ultimate Success Today

    Fifth studio album from the Detroit post-punk quartet produced by David Tolomei

    Added: 15/07/2020

     
  8. 8.0

    Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    Third album and first in five years from the English soul singer working with long-term collaborator Matt Hales

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  9. 8.0

    Kitchen Sink

    Nadine Shah

    Kitchen Sink

    Fourth album from the South Tyneside singer-songwriter of Pakistani-Norwegian heritage produced by Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Graham Coxon, Gang of Four)

    Added: 25/06/2020

     
  10. 7.8

    Gaslighter

    The Chicks

    Gaslighter

    First new studio album in 14 years from the country trio formerly known as the Dixie Chicks was produced with Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent)

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  11. 7.8

    Arca

    KiCk i

    Fourth album from London-based Venezuelan electronic producer Alejandra Ghersi who's worked with FKA Twigs, Bjork and Kanye West

    Added: 25/06/2020

     
  12. 7.7

    Coriky

    Coriky

    Debut album from the punk rock band featuring Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens), Amy Farina (The Warmers, The Evens) and Joe Lally (Fugazi, The Messthetics)

    Added: 29/06/2020

     
  13. 7.7

    Bdrmm

    Bdrmm

    Debut album from the Hull, UK-based dream pop / shoegaze five-piece led by Ryan Smith

    Added: 06/07/2020

     
  14. 7.7

    Keleketla!

    Keleketla!

    Album from the South African and British collective led by Coldcut, founders of the Ninja Tune label

    Added: 04/07/2020

     
  15. 7.7

    Paul Weller

    On Sunset

    Album number fifteen from the former Jam and Style Council frontman

    Added: 26/06/2020

     
  16. 7.7

    Julianna Barwick

    Healing Is A Miracle

    Fourth album from the Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose ambient music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice

    Added: 09/07/2020

     
  17. 7.7

    Jessy Lanza

    All The Time

    Third album of alternative synth pop from the Canadian electronic singer-songwriter produced with Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  18. 7.7

    Rufus Wainwright

    Unfollow The Rules

    Tenth album and first in eight years from the Canadian baroque pop singer-songwriter produced by Mitchell Froom (Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos)

    Added: 08/07/2020

     
  19. 7.7

    Illuminati Hotties

    Free I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For

    Mixtape from the Los Angeles indie pop band led by Sarah Tudzin

    Added: 20/07/2020

     
  20. 7.6

    Bananagun

    The True Story of Bananagun

    Debut full-length album from the Melbourne-based psych-rock five-piece

    Added: 24/06/2020

     
  21. 7.6

    Khruangbin

    Mordechai

    Third album from the Texan trio influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music produced by Steve Christensen

    Added: 25/06/2020

     
  22. 7.6

    Margo Price

    That's How Rumors Get Started

    Third studio album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter produced by Sturgill Simpson

    Added: 09/07/2020

     
  23. 7.5

    Kamaal Williams

    Wu Hen

    Second album from the London-based jazz artist features guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Lauren Faith

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  24. 7.5

    A.A. Williams

    Forever Blue

    Debut full-length album from the London-based classically trained cellist, pianist and multi-instrumentalist

    Added: 03/07/2020

     
  25. 7.5

    The Beths

    Jump Rope Gazers

    Second album of indie pop from the Auckland, New Zealand four-piece produced by guitarist Jonathan Pearce

    Added: 07/07/2020

     
  26. 7.5

    Chloe x Halle

    Ungodly Hour

    Second full-length album from the R&B sisters featuring guest appearances from Swae Lee and Mike Will Made-It

    Added: 26/06/2020

     
  27. 7.5

    100 Gecs

    1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues

    Remix album of their debut 1000 Cegs from St. Louis experimental pop duo Dylan Brady and Laura Les

    Added: 13/07/2020

     
  28. 7.5

    Pottery

    Welcome To Bobby's Motel

    Debut full-length album from the Montreal-based indie rock band produced by Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, The Drums)

    Added: 24/06/2020

     
  29. 7.5

    Gordi

    Our Two skins

    Second album from the Australian folktronica singer-songwriter Sophie Payten

    Added: 26/06/2020

     
  30. 7.5

    Dehd

    Flower Of Devotion

    Third full-length album from the Chicago DIY trio was produced by the band's guitarist Jason Balla

    Added: 17/07/2020

     

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