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  1. 7.4

    Crystal Fairy

    Crystal Fairy

    Debut collaboration from Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover (both Melvins), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes) and Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta)

    Added: 22/02/2017

     
  2. 7.3

    Pissed Jeans

    Why Love Now

    Fifth album from the Pennsylvania punks, featuring a guest appearance from author and poet Lindsay Hunter

    Added: 17/02/2017

     
  3. 7.3

    Ryan Adams

    Prisoner

    Album number sixteen from the rock / alt.country singer-songwriter and first of original material since 2014

    Added: 14/02/2017

     
  4. 7.3

    Why?

    Moh Lhean

    Fifth album from Jonathan ""Yoni"" Wolf's Californian hip hop and indie rock collective

    Added: 03/03/2017

     
  5. 7.3

    Anohni

    Paradise EP

    EP of soulful electronica from the former singer of Antony and the Johnsons, produced by Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke is a companion piece to debut LP Hopelessness

    Added: 17/03/2017

     
  6. 7.2

    The Courtneys

    II

    Second album from the Vancouver lo-fi indie pop trio

    Added: 20/02/2017

     
  7. 7.2

    The Bug vs Earth

    Concrete Desert

    Collaboration between Dylan Carlson of drone metal band Earth and UK producer the Bug aka Kevin Martin

    Added: 24/03/2017

     
  8. 7.2

    Grails

    Chalice Hymnal

    First album in 6 years from the Portland post-rock group

    Added: 24/02/2017

     
  9. 7.1

    Real Estate

    In Mind

    Fourth album from the NJ dream pop group, their first to feature Julian Lynch on guitar, produced by Cole M.G.N.

    Added: 13/03/2017

     
  10. 7.1

    Xiu Xiu

    Forget

    Latest from Jamie Stewart's experimental rock project, with production from John Congleton, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, and Angela Seo

    Added: 23/02/2017

     
  11. 7.1

    Son Volt

    Notes of Blue

    Eighth album from the Missouri alt country group formed by Jay Farrar

    Added: 15/02/2017

     
  12. 7.1

    Sherwood & Pinch

    Man Vs. Sofa

    Second collaboration from dubstep artists Adrian Sherwood and Rob Ellis

    Added: 23/02/2017

     
  13. 7.1

    Dutch Uncles

    Big Balloon

    Fifth album from the Manchester-based indie pop quartet

    Added: 14/02/2017

     
  14. 7.1

    Craig Finn

    We All Want The Same Things

    Third solo record from The Hold Steady frontman

    Added: 20/03/2017

     
  15. 7.1

    Spectres

    Condition

    Second album from the noise rock four-piece from Bristol

    Added: 10/03/2017

     
  16. 7.1

    Old 97's

    Graveyard Whistling

    Eleventh studio record from the Texas alt country group fronted by Rhett Miller

    Added: 24/02/2017

     
  17. 7.1

    Future

    HNDRXX

    Sixth studio album from the Atlanta-born rapper, released one week after his self-titled album 'Future'

    Added: 07/03/2017

     
  18. 6.9

    Circa Waves

    Different Creatures

    Second album from the Liverpool indie rock quartet

    Added: 14/03/2017

     
  19. 6.9

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Flying Microtonal Banana

    Album number nine from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece who plan to release four more albums in 2017

    Added: 22/02/2017

     
  20. 6.9

    Pulled Apart By Horses

    The Haze

    Album number four from the post-hardcore alt-rock outfit, their first since the departure of founding drummer Lee Vincent

    Added: 15/03/2017

     
  21. 6.9

    Methyl Ethel

    Everything Is Forgotten

    Second album of soulful pop from the trio from Perth, Australia led by Jake Webb

    Added: 03/03/2017

     
  22. 6.8

    Tennis

    Yours Conditionally

    Fourth album of fuzzed surf pop from Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore

    Added: 10/03/2017

     
  23. 6.8

    The Shins

    Heartworms

    Fifth album from the Albuquerque, New Mexico indie rock band produced by frontman James Mercer

    Added: 09/03/2017

     
  24. 6.8

    Temples

    Volcano

    Second album from the Kettering, Northamptonshire psychedelic quartet self-produced in their home studio

    Added: 01/03/2017

     
  25. 6.8

    Nathan Fake

    Providence

    Fourth album from the Norfolk-based electronica producer and co-founder of Cambria Instruments

    Added: 10/03/2017

     
  26. 6.8

    Tim Darcy

    Saturday Night

    Ought frontman's debut solo album of folk-tinged indie rock

    Added: 02/03/2017

     
  27. 6.8

    Molly Burch

    Please Be Mine

    Debut album from the LA-born, Austin-based singer songwriter, recorded with Dan Duszynski of Cross Record in Dripping Springs, Texas

    Added: 17/02/2017

     
  28. 6.8

    Hanni El Khatib

    Savage Times

    Fourth album from the multi-instrumentalist and Innovative Leisure co-owner

    Added: 17/02/2017

     
  29. 6.7

    Ne-Hi

    Offers

    Second album from the Chicago rock quartet fronted by Alex Otake

    Added: 27/02/2017

     
  30. 6.7

    Depeche Mode

    Spirit

    Fourteenth studio album from the synth-pop stalwarts, produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Foals)

    Added: 15/03/2017

     

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