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  1. 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

     
  2. 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

     
  3. 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

     
  4. 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

     
  5. 8.5

    Julia Holter

    Have You In My Wilderness

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

    Added: 21/09/2015

     
  6. 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

     
  7. 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

     
  8. 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

     
  9. 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

     
  10. 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

     
  11. 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

     
  12. 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

     
  13. 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

     
  14. 8.4

    St Vincent

    MASSEDUCTION

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

    Added: 09/10/2017

     
  15. 8.4

    Janelle Monáe

    Dirty Computer

    Third album of funk, R&B and pop soul from the Atlanta artist and actress includes contributions Brian Wilson, Grimes, Pharrell Williams and Prince shortly before his death

    Added: 27/04/2018

     
  16. 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

     
  17. 8.4

    Nils Frahm

    Spaces

    Latest release from the Berlin-based pianist and composer

    Added: 17/11/2013

     
  18. 8.4

    Mount Eerie

    Now Only

    Ninth studio album from Phil Elverum continues to address the loss of his wife, Geneviève Castrée

    Added: 15/03/2018

     
  19. 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

     
  20. 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

     
  21. 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

     
  22. 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

     
  23. 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

     
  24. 8.4

    Jenny Hval

    Innocence Is Kinky

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

    Added: 31/05/2013

     
  25. 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

     
  26. 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

     
  27. 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

     
  28. 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

     
  29. 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

     
  30. 8.3

    Parquet Courts

    Wide Awake!

    Sixth full-length album from the Brooklyn-based garage rock / post-punk produced by Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse)

    Added: 16/05/2018

     

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