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  1. 8.2

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    Microshift

    Hookworms

    Microshift

    Third album from the Leeds-based psychedelic indie quintet, the first release since the flooding of their former studio

    Added: 01/02/2018

     
  2. 8.1

    Transangelic Exodus

    Ezra Furman

    Transangelic Exodus

    Fourth album from the Chicago indie rock musician and singer-songwriter

    Added: 06/02/2018

     
  3. 8.1

    Twin Fantasy

    Car Seat Headrest

    Twin Fantasy

    Third label-backed album of low-fi indie pop from the Will Toledo-led band, a reworked, rerecorded version of their pre-label released album Twin Fantasy

    Added: 15/02/2018

     
  4. 8.1

    In A Poem Unlimited

    U.S. Girls

    In A Poem Unlimited

    Sixth solo album of dark baroque pop from Toronto-born Meghan Remy

    Added: 13/02/2018

     
  5. 8.0

    Room Inside The World

    Ought

    Room Inside The World

    Third studio album from the Montreal-based indie art punk four-piece

    Added: 13/02/2018

     
  6. 7.9

    Freedom's Goblin

    Ty Segall

    Freedom's Goblin

    Tenth studio album from the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Laguna Beach, California

    Added: 26/01/2018

     
  7. 7.9

    Phantom Thread OST

    Jonny Greenwood

    Phantom Thread OST

    The Radiohead guitarist's soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's latest movie, starring Daniel Day Lewis

    Added: 13/02/2018

     
  8. 7.8

    Open Here

    Field Music

    Open Here

    Seventh studio album from the indie art rock outfit from Sunderland, led by brothers David and Peter Brewis

    Added: 30/01/2018

     
  9. 7.8

    All Melody

    Nils Frahm

    All Melody

    Ninth studio album from the ambient electronic composer from Hamburg, Germany

    Added: 24/01/2018

     
  10. 7.7

    Whatever It Takes

    The James Hunter Six

    Whatever It Takes

    Latest album from the English r&b and soul singer, the third with his current backing band

    Added: 02/02/2018

     
  11. 7.7

    Stick in the Wheel

    Follow Them True

    Second album from the East London folk quintet led by singer Nicola Kearey and produced by guitarist Ian Carter

    Added: 27/01/2018

     
  12. 7.7

    Marlon Williams

    Make Way for Love

    Second album from the New Zealand-born alt-country singer-songwriter

    Added: 16/02/2018

     
  13. 7.7

    Dream Wife

    Dream Wife

    Debut album of angular indie-pop from the London-based trio

    Added: 23/01/2018

     
  14. 7.7

    The Spook School

    Could It Be Different?

    Third studio album from the Edinburgh-based indie pop punk quartet

    Added: 24/01/2018

     
  15. 7.5

    Rae Morris

    Someone Out There

    Second album from the Blackpool-born pop singer-songwriter co-produced by Benjamin Garrett, Fred Gibson, My Riot, and Starsmith

    Added: 02/02/2018

     
  16. 7.5

    Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

    Landfall

    First collaboration between the experimental performance artist and the San Francisco string quartet is inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy

    Added: 16/02/2018

     
  17. 7.5

    Superchunk

    What A Time To Be Alive

    Eleventh studio album from the North Carolina indie punk quartet formed in 1989

    Added: 14/02/2018

     
  18. 7.5

    Khruangbin

    Con Todo El Mundo

    Predominantly instrumental second album from the Texan trio influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music

    Added: 29/01/2018

     
  19. 7.5

    No Age

    Snares Like a Haircut

    Album number five from LA lo-fi indie rock duo Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt

    Added: 26/01/2018

     
  20. 7.4

    Kendrick Lamar

    Black Panther: The Album OST

    Soundtrack to Black Panther, curated by and featuring Kendrick Lamar with contributions from 2 Chainz, Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake, Future, Vince Staples, the Weeknd and more

    Added: 12/02/2018

     
  21. 7.4

    Joan As Police Woman

    Damned Devotion

    Fifth full-length release from the Connecticut indie singer-songwriter Joan Wasser

    Added: 08/02/2018

     
  22. 7.4

    The Soft Moon

    Criminal

    Fourth studio album of industrial post-punk from the California instrumentalist Luis Vasquez

    Added: 05/02/2018

     
  23. 7.4

    Brandi Carlile

    By the Way, I Forgive You

    Sixth studio album from the singer-songwriter co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings

    Added: 20/02/2018

     
  24. 7.4

    GoGo Penguin

    A Humdrum Star

    Second Blue Note LP from the Manchester-based, Mercury Prize-nominated instrumental trio

    Added: 13/02/2018

     
  25. 7.3

    cupcakKe

    Ephorize

    Third studio album from the Chicago rapper Elizabeth Eden Harris

    Added: 14/01/2018

     
  26. 7.3

    tUnE-YaRdS

    I Can feel You Creep Into My Private Life

    Fourth album of indie art-pop from Merrill Garbus, with long-time band-member Nate Brenner sharing the writing and production duties

    Added: 15/01/2018

     
  27. 7.3

    Rhye

    Blood

    Second album of alternative r&b from the LA-based Michael Milosh, the first release since the departure of Robin Hannibal

    Added: 02/02/2018

     
  28. 7.3

    Xylouris White

    Mother

    Third album from Greek singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White of Dirty Three

    Added: 18/01/2018

     
  29. 7.3

    Steve Reich

    Pulse/Quartet

    Latest release from the contemporary composer consists of two contrasting works

    Added: 02/02/2018

     
  30. 7.2

    Son Lux

    Brighter Wounds

    Fifth studio album of post-rock / alt hip-hop from the New York based Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang

    Added: 09/02/2018

     

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