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  1. 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

     
  2. 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

     
  3. 8.5

    Julia Holter

    Have You In My Wilderness

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

    Added: 21/09/2015

     
  4. 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

     
  5. 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

     
  6. 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

     
  7. 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

     
  8. 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

     
  9. 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

     
  10. 8.4

    Nils Frahm

    Spaces

    Latest release from the Berlin-based pianist and composer

    Added: 17/11/2013

     
  11. 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

     
  12. 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

     
  13. 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

     
  14. 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

     
  15. 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

     
  16. 8.4

    Jenny Hval

    Innocence Is Kinky

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

    Added: 31/05/2013

     
  17. 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

     
  18. 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

     
  19. 8.4

    Animal Collective

    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    More diverse sounds, odd experiments and avant-garde ideas from the The New York based loose collective led by Avey Tare and Panda Bear

    Added: 08/01/2009

     
  20. 8.4

    Perfume Genius

    Too Bright

    Third album from Seattle-based indie pop solo artist Mike Hadreas produced by Portishead’s Adrian Utley

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  21. 8.4

    Hurray For The Riff Raff

    The Navigator

    Sixth album from the Americana group led by Brooklyn born, New Orleans-based banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra

    Added: 06/03/2017

     
  22. 8.4

    David Bowie

    Blackstar

    Twenty fifth studio album from the legendary art-rock musician released on his 69th birthday and produced by long-standing collaborator Tony Visconti

    Added: 02/01/2016

     
  23. 8.3

    Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

    Ali And Toumani

    Final posthumous release of the acclaimed guitarist teamed with his fellow Malian kora player

    Added: 27/01/2010

     
  24. 8.3

    Natalie Prass

    Natalie Prass

    Debut album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter released on Matthew E. White's label and production house

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  25. 8.3

    Laura Marling

    Once I Was An Eagle

    The 23-year-old indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist's fourth album, again produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams)

    Added: 17/05/2013

     
  26. 8.3

    Deerhunter

    Microcastle

    New York ambient art rockers with the follow up to 2007's acclaimed Cryptograms

    Added: 28/10/2008

     
  27. 8.3

    John Grant

    Pale Green Ghosts

    The follow up to his critically acclaimed debut Queen Of Denmark from the former Czars frontman produced by Biggi Veira from GusGus

    Added: 07/03/2013

     
  28. 8.3

    Courtney Barnett

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Debut album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  29. 8.3

    Bon Iver

    Bon Iver

    Follow-up to the acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago from the American indie/folk band fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon

    Added: 25/05/2011

     
  30. 8.3

    Aphex Twin

    Syro

    The highly influential Cornish electronica musician Richard James releases his first LP in 13 years

    Added: 19/09/2014

     

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