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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

    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

     
  3. 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

     
  4. 8.1

    Transangelic Exodus

    Ezra Furman

    Transangelic Exodus

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

    Added: 06/02/2018

     
  5. 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

     
  6. 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

     
  7. 7.9

    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

     
  8. 7.9

    All At Once

    Screaming Females

    All At Once

    Album number seven from the New Jersey indie punk trio produced by Mat Bayles (Minus The Bear, Cursive, Mastodon)

    Added: 23/02/2018

     
  9. 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

     
  10. 7.8

    All Melody

    Nils Frahm

    All Melody

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

    Added: 24/01/2018

     
  11. 7.7

    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

     
  12. 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

     
  13. 7.7

    Marlon Williams

    Make Way for Love

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

    Added: 16/02/2018

     
  14. 7.7

    Dream Wife

    Dream Wife

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

    Added: 23/01/2018

     
  15. 7.7

    The Spook School

    Could It Be Different?

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

    Added: 24/01/2018

     
  16. 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

     
  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

    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

     
  19. 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

     
  20. 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

     
  21. 7.5

    GoGo Penguin

    A Humdrum Star

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

    Added: 13/02/2018

     
  22. 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

     
  23. 7.4

    Joan As Police Woman

    Damned Devotion

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

    Added: 08/02/2018

     
  24. 7.4

    The Soft Moon

    Criminal

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

    Added: 05/02/2018

     
  25. 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

     
  26. 7.3

    The Low Anthem

    The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea

    Fifth album from the Providence, Rhode Island indie folk quartet inspired by a Buddhist fable

    Added: 23/02/2018

     
  27. 7.3

    cupcakKe

    Ephorize

    Third studio album from the Chicago rapper Elizabeth Eden Harris

    Added: 14/01/2018

     
  28. 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

     
  29. 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

     
  30. 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

     

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