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  1. 7.5

    Villagers

    The Art Of Pretending To Swim

    Fourth album from the Mercury Prize-nominated Irish indie folk band led by singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien

    Added: 18/09/2018

     
  2. 7.5

    Sauna Youth

    Deaths

    Third album from the London-based art punk quartet recorded by John Hannon over three days

    Added: 07/09/2018

     
  3. 7.4

    Ital Tek

    Bodied

    Album number six from the British electronic producer Alan Myson

    Added: 10/09/2018

     
  4. 7.4

    Kurt Vile

    Bottle It In

    Seventh solo studio release by American slacker-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

    Added: 09/10/2018

     
  5. 7.4

    The Field

    Infinite Moment

    Sixth full-length album from Swedish-born, Berlin-based ambient techno specialist Axel Willner

    Added: 23/09/2018

     
  6. 7.4

    Cat Power

    Wanderer

    Tenth full-length release by Atlanta-born indie singer-songwriter Cat Power (Chan Marshall) produced entirely by herself and featuring an appearance by Lana del Rey

    Added: 01/10/2018

     
  7. 7.4

    Paul Weller

    True Meanings

    Album number fourteen of mod-tinged pop from the former Jam frontman

    Added: 11/09/2018

     
  8. 7.3

    Molly Burch

    First Flower

    Second album from the LA-born, Austin-based singer songwriter

    Added: 10/10/2018

     
  9. 7.3

    Alkaline Trio

    Is This Thing Cursed?

    Ninth studio album from the Illinois pop punk trio, produced by Cameron Webb

    Added: 05/09/2018

     
  10. 7.3

    Swearin’

    Fall Into The Sun

    Third studio album by reunited emo-punk American trio recorded in Los Angeles and Philadelphia

    Added: 05/10/2018

     
  11. 7.2

    The Dirty Nil

    Master Volume

    Second full-length album from the Ontario alt.rock trio by produced by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Death Cab for Cutie, Los Campesinos!, Sleater-Kinney)

    Added: 18/09/2018

     
  12. 7.2

    Paul Simon

    In The Blue Light

    Fourteenth studio album from the veteran singer-songwriter consists of new recordings of some of his lesser known songs

    Added: 07/09/2018

     
  13. 7.2

    ADULT.

    This Behaviour

    Seventh studio album of techno synthpop from Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus

    Added: 11/09/2018

     
  14. 7.2

    Mountain Man

    Magic Ship

    Second album and first in eight years from North Carolina-based trio

    Added: 20/09/2018

     
  15. 7.2

    Madeline Kenney

    Perfect Shapes

    Second full-length release by Pacific Northwestern indie singer-songwriter produced by Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner

    Added: 09/10/2018

     
  16. 7.1

    Amber Arcades

    European Heartbreak

    Second album from Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf co-produced with Deerhoof's Chris Cohen and Trey Pollard

    Added: 01/10/2018

     
  17. 7.1

    Marissa Nadler

    For My Crimes

    Album number eight from the Boston indie folk singer-songwriter with contributions from Dum Dum Girls' Kristin Kontrol, Angel Olsen, and Sharon Van Etten

    Added: 01/10/2018

     
  18. 7.1

    Mutual Benefit

    Thunder Follows The Light

    Third album of indie folk/rock from multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee's project

    Added: 01/10/2018

     
  19. 7.1

    Menace Beach

    Black Rainbow Sound

    Third studio album by the Leeds-based duo Liza Violet and Ryan Needham featuring a guest appearance from Brix Smith

    Added: 07/09/2018

     
  20. 7.1

    Joyce Manor

    Million Dollars To Kill Me

    The California quartet's fifth studio album of pop/rock

    Added: 21/09/2018

     
  21. 7.1

    Connan Mockasin

    Jassbusters

    Third solo studio release by New Zealand-born dream-pop artist recorded in one week in Paris to accompany a film written, directed by and starring himself

    Added: 10/10/2018

     
  22. 7.0

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

    Fourth album from the Scottish indie rock quartet produced by Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile, the War on Drugs)

    Added: 21/09/2018

     
  23. 7.0

    Paul McCartney

    Egypt Station

    Seventeenth solo album and first for five years from the music legend produced by Greg Kurstin (Sia, Beck, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters)

    Added: 06/09/2018

     
  24. 7.0

    Metric

    Art of Doubt

    Seventh studio album from the indie rock quartet from Toronto

    Added: 21/09/2018

     
  25. 6.9

    Cher

    Dancing Queen

    Twenty-sixth studio album by the Goddess of Pop showcasing a collection of ABBA covers following her appearance in 2018 hit musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Added: 28/09/2018

     
  26. 6.9

    Matthew Dear

    Bunny

    Album number five by American experimental electro-pop artist, producer and DJ featuring Tegan and Sara

    Added: 11/10/2018

     
  27. 6.8

    Lil Wayne

    Tha Carter V

    Long-awaited album number twelve from star rapper featuring Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg

    Added: 02/10/2018

     
  28. 6.8

    Exploded View

    Obey

    Second full-length experimental collaboration between Berlin-based ambient vocalist Annika Henderson and producers Hugo Quezada and Martin Thulin in Mexico City

    Added: 27/09/2018

     
  29. 6.8

    Maribou State

    Kingdoms In Colour

    Second album from English electro duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory

    Added: 12/09/2018

     
  30. 6.7

    Cursive

    Vitriola

    Album number eight and first for eight years from Tim Kasher's Nebraska emo-punk group

    Added: 10/10/2018

     

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