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  1. 8.5

    Tom Waits

    Bad As Me

    The 17th album from the gravel-voiced singer-songwriter turns up the urgency

    Added: 19/10/2011

     
  2. 8.5

    Janelle Monáe

    The ArchAndroid

    Debut album of pop / soul / R&B / futuristic funk from the Kansas singer-songwriter

    Added: 08/06/2010

     
  3. 8.5

    Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels 3

    Third studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P featuring guest appearances from Danny Brown, Joi Gilliam, Trina and Kamasi Washington

    Added: 03/01/2017

     
  4. 8.5

    Noname

    Room 25

    Debut self-released full-length album from the LA-Based, Chicago-born rapper / poet Fatimah Warner

    Added: 19/09/2018

     
  5. 8.5

    Fiona Apple

    The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

    Fourth studio album of baroque pop from the New York-born Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter

    Added: 15/06/2012

     
  6. 8.5

    Father John Misty

    I Love You, Honeybear

    Second studio album under this moniker from the Baltimore-born singer-songwriter, guitarist and former Fleet Foxes drummer J.Tillman

    Added: 05/02/2015

     
  7. 8.5

    Joanna Newsom

    Have One On Me

    Third album of new folk - and a triple at that - from the harp-playing Californian bard

    Added: 22/02/2010

     
  8. 8.5

    FKA Twigs

    Lp1

    Debut album of trip hop / alternative R&B from the London-based singer and dancer Tahliah Barnett

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  9. 8.5

    Julia Holter

    Have You In My Wilderness

    Fourth album from the Californian singer-songwriter and experimental sound artist

    Added: 21/09/2015

     
  10. 8.5

    Idles

    Joy as an Act of Resistance

    Second album of indie post-punk from the Bristol quintet

    Added: 27/08/2018

     
  11. 8.5

    Gillian Welch

    The Harrow & The Harvest

    Fifth album and first for eight years from the Bluegrass singer-songwriter and her partner Dave Rawlings

    Added: 24/06/2011

     
  12. 8.5

    Tame Impala

    Lonerism

    Self-produced follow-up to the highly-rated debut Innerspeaker from the Australian psych-rock band

    Added: 02/10/2012

     
  13. 8.5

    Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy

    A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

    The latest release from the Scottish folk singer-songwriter, with composer Pippa Murphy, is a re-creation of an Edinburgh International Festival stage show from 2016

    Added: 23/11/2017

     
  14. 8.5

    Brand New

    Science Fiction

    Fifth album of art punk/alt.rock from the NY outfit and first in eight years produced by Mike Sapone (Sorority Noise, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Public Enemy)

    Added: 22/08/2017

     
  15. 8.4

    Vince Staples

    Big Fish Theory

    Second full-length album from the Long Beach, California rapper with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and Justin Vernon

    Added: 23/06/2017

     
  16. 8.4

    Drive-By Truckers

    American Band

    Eleventh studio album from the Georgia alt.country rockers and first not to feature not the illustrations Wes Freed on its sleeve

    Added: 28/09/2016

     
  17. 8.4

    Angel Olsen

    My Woman

    Third full-length album of indie folk rock from the former Bonnie "Prince" Billy backing singer

    Added: 31/08/2016

     
  18. 8.4

    Vince Staples

    Summertime '06

    Debut solo album from the Long Beach, California rapper and member of Hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz

    Added: 29/06/2015

     
  19. 8.4

    Weyes Blood

    Titanic Rising

    Fourth album of indie folk from the Santa Monica-born singer-songwriter Natalie Mering co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado

    Added: 02/04/2019

     
  20. 8.4

    St Vincent

    MASSEDUCTION

    Annie Clark's fifth album of experimental indie pop, produced by Jack Antonoff

    Added: 09/10/2017

     
  21. 8.4

    Flying Lotus

    You're Dead!

    Fifth album of experimental hip hop, electronica and trip hop collages from LA-based producer and musician featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Herbie Hancock

    Added: 03/10/2014

     
  22. 8.4

    Nils Frahm

    Spaces

    Latest release from the Berlin-based pianist and composer

    Added: 17/11/2013

     
  23. 8.4

    Frank Ocean

    Blonde

    Second studio album from the New Orleans-born R&B singer features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Jonny Greenwood, André 3000 and James Blake

    Added: 23/08/2016

     
  24. 8.4

    Burial

    Kindred

    Master of static William Bevan with a short-form release of his uniquely atmospheric take on dubstep / techno / house

    Added: 23/02/2012

     
  25. 8.4

    A Tribe Called Quest

    We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

    Sixth and final album (and first since 1998) from the Queens, NY hip-hop pioneers featuring guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Kanye West and Anderson Paak

    Added: 15/11/2016

     
  26. 8.4

    The War On Drugs

    Lost In The Dream

    Follow-up to the acclaimed second album Slave Ambient from the Philadelphia indie rock band fronted by Adam Granduciel

    Added: 11/03/2014

     
  27. 8.4

    Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels 2

    Second studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  28. 8.4

    Jenny Hval

    Innocence Is Kinky

    Fourth studio album from Norwegian singer-songwriter and novelist also know as Rockettothesky

    Added: 31/05/2013

     
  29. 8.4

    Death Grips

    The Money Store

    Second album from the Sacramento hip hop trio, encompassing rap, extreme electronica, hardcore, dubstep, metal and probably much else besides

    Added: 19/04/2012

     
  30. 8.4

    Radiohead

    A Moon Shaped Pool

    Ninth studio album from the alt rock stalwarts, again produced by Nigel Godrich and released suddenly

    Added: 10/05/2016

     

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