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  1. 8.5

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    Black To The Future

    Sons of Kemet

    Black To The Future

    Fourth album from the London-based jazz group led by Shabaka Hutchings

    Added: 12/05/2021

  2. 8.5


    Japanese Breakfast


    Third solo album of lo-fi pop from Philadelphia musician Michelle Zauner who is a member of Little Big League

    Added: 03/06/2021

  3. 8.3

    Blue Weekend

    Wolf Alice

    Blue Weekend

    Third album from the London alt.rock quartet produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Björk)

    Added: 03/06/2021

  4. 8.3


    Loraine James


    Second album from the London-based electronic producer with guest appearance from Baths, Iceboy Violet, Le3 bLACK and Eden Samara

    Added: 04/06/2021

  5. 8.2

    Afrique Victime

    Mdou Moctar

    Afrique Victime

    Sixth full-length album from the Tuareg guitarist is his first for the Matador Records

    Added: 18/05/2021

  6. 8.1

    Long Lost

    Lord Huron

    Long Lost

    Fourth album of indie folk from the Michigan band led by Ben Schneider

    Added: 21/05/2021

  7. 8.1

    Seeking New Gods

    Gruff Rhys

    Seeking New Gods

    Seventh solo album from the Super Furry Animals frontman

    Added: 20/05/2021

  8. 7.9

    Doomin' Sun


    Doomin' Sun

    Collaboration between Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte

    Added: 27/05/2021

  9. 7.9

    One Foot In Front Of The Other


    One Foot In Front Of The Other

    Debut mixtape from the English pop singer-songwriter who won the 2021 Brit Award for Rising Star

    Added: 18/06/2021

  10. 7.8


    Black Midi


    Second full-length album from the experimental rock band produced by John "Spud" Murphy

    Added: 25/05/2021

  11. 7.7

    Dean Blunt

    Black Metal 2

    Sequel to the 2014 album from the London-born experimental R&B artist and ex-Hype Williams member

    Added: 18/06/2021

  12. 7.7

    Paul Weller

    Fat Pop (Volume 1)

    Sixteenth full-length solo album from the veteran English rock artist with contributions from Andy Fairweather Low, Hannah Peel and his daughter Leah

    Added: 12/05/2021

  13. 7.7


    Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

    Fifth album of indie pop from the Welsh artist previously known as Marina and the Diamonds

    Added: 11/06/2021

  14. 7.7



    Album number sixteen from the Nashville alt country outfit led by Kurt Wagner takes inspiration from musical theatre

    Added: 21/05/2021

  15. 7.6

    Olivia Rodrigo


    Debut album from the American singer and actress produced by Dan Nigro (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira, Empress Of, Lewis Capaldi)

    Added: 21/05/2021

  16. 7.6

    Greentea Peng

    Man Made

    Debut full-length album from the South London neo-soul artist Aria Wells

    Added: 04/06/2021

  17. 7.6



    Third album of experimental pop from the quartet based in Nagoya, Japan

    Added: 19/05/2021

  18. 7.5

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Butterfly 3000

    Album number eighteen from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece and second release of 2021

    Added: 11/06/2021

  19. 7.5

    Billie Marten

    Flora Fauna

    Third album from the North Yorkshire singer-songwriter nominated for the BBC Sound of 2016 award

    Added: 21/05/2021

  20. 7.4

    Juliana Hatfield


    Solo album number ninteen from the former member of indie rock bands Blake Babies, Some Girls and The Lemonheads

    Added: 18/05/2021

  21. 7.3

    Lou Barlow

    Reason to Live

    Fourth solo album of lo-fi indie rock from the founding member of both Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr

    Added: 01/06/2021

  22. 7.3

    Liz Phair


    Seventh studio album and first since 2010 from the Connecticut indie rock singer-songwriter produced by Brad Wood

    Added: 04/06/2021

  23. 7.3



    Second solo album from the former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 02/06/2021

  24. 7.2


    Blackest Blue

    Tenth album of chilled-out trip hop, pop soul and electronica from the London band

    Added: 20/05/2021

  25. 7.2

    Francis Lung


    Second solo album from the Manchester-based singer-songwriter and ex-Wu Lyf bassist recorded in rural Wales

    Added: 18/06/2021

  26. 7.2

    Crowded House

    Dreamers Are Waiting

    Seventh studio album and first since 2010 from Melbourne rock band led by Neil Finn and featuring his sons Liam and Elroy

    Added: 04/06/2021

  27. 7.2

    J. Cole

    The Off-Season

    Sixth studio album from the American rapper executive produced by Cole, Ibrahim Hamad, and T-Minus

    Added: 18/05/2021

  28. 7.2

    Gary Numan


    Nineteenth solo album from the London-born synth pop artists and former Tubeway Army frontman

    Added: 21/05/2021

  29. 7.2


    No Gods No Masters

    Seventh album from the American-Scottish alt rockers produced by the band alongside longtime technician/engineer Billy Bush (The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees, Muse)

    Added: 09/06/2021

  30. 7.1

    Rise Against

    Nowhere Generation

    Ninth studio album of punk rock from the Chicago four-piece working with long-time producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore

    Added: 09/06/2021


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