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  1. 8.2

    The National

    Sleep Well Beast

    Album number seven from the Ohio indie rock band recorded in Aaron Dessner's home studio

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  2. 8.2

    The Horrors

    Skying

    Third album from the Southend quintet, displaying yet another shift in sound, this time to the epic dark pop of the eighties

    Added: 30/06/2011

     
  3. 8.2

    Sleigh Bells

    Treats

    Debut album of noise pop from the hotly-tipped New York duo

    Added: 25/05/2010

     
  4. 8.2

    Randy Newman

    The Randy Newman Songbook Vol 2

    Second of the legendary singer-songwriter's anthology of piano reworkings of his own songs

    Added: 09/05/2011

     
  5. 8.2

    Jamie xx

    In Colour

    Debut solo house LP from the xx member, with contributions from Four Tet, Oliver Sim and Young Thug

    Added: 23/05/2015

     
  6. 8.2

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Haw

    Fourth album from North Carolina indie folk / alt country and Americana duo MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch

    Added: 08/04/2013

     
  7. 8.2

    Bill Fay

    Life Is People

    First studio album since 1971 from the veteran English singer-songwriter who's been championed by Jeff Tweedy and Nick Cave

    Added: 14/08/2012

     
  8. 8.1

    The National

    Trouble Will Find Me

    The Brooklyn indie rock band with album No.6, following up the widely-acclaimed High Violet

    Added: 09/05/2013

     
  9. 8.1

    The Men

    Open Your Heart

    The Brooklyn hardcore outfit release their second album, following up their well-received debut Leave Home

    Added: 06/03/2012

     
  10. 8.1

    PS I Love You

    Meet Me At The Muster Station

    Debut album of noise-pop / indie rock from the Ontario duo

    Added: 16/04/2011

     
  11. 8.1

    East India Youth

    Total Strife Forever

    Debut full-length release from London-based experimental producer, songwriter and singer William Doyle, encompassing electronica, techno, shoegaze and dream pop

    Added: 08/01/2014

     
  12. 8.1

    The Dillinger Escape Plan

    Dissociation

    Sixth and final album from the New Jersey mathcore band

    Added: 14/10/2016

     
  13. 8.1

    Staff Benda Bilili

    Bouger Le Monde

    Second release from the collection of disabled Congolese musicians, celebrated worldwide following the release of their debut recorded in a makeshift studio in Kinshasa zoo

    Added: 03/09/2012

     
  14. 8.1

    PWR BTTM

    Pageant

    Second album from the pop-punk New York duo Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins

    Added: 10/05/2017

     
  15. 8.1

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    Push the Sky Away

    Fifteenth studio release from the highly influential alternative rock band, their first without multi-instrumentalist and founding member Mick Harvey

    Added: 11/02/2013

     
  16. 8.1

    Ian William Craig

    Centres

    Ninth full-length album from the Canadian electro-acoustic composer/vocalist and first for the FatCat neo-classical imprint

    Added: 20/07/2016

     
  17. 8.1

    High On Fire

    De Vermis Mysteriis

    Sixth studio album of speeded-up stoner metal from the Californian trio fronted by former Sleep guitarist Matt Pike

    Added: 08/04/2012

     
  18. 8.1

    Fennesz

    Bécs

    Latest studio album from the prolific Austrian ambient electronic guitarist

    Added: 01/05/2014

     
  19. 8.1

    Chance The Rapper

    Acid Rap

    Second self-released mixtape from Chicago hip hop artist Chancelor Bennett

    Added: 08/05/2013

     
  20. 8.1

    Burial

    Rival Dealer

    Latest ep from producer William Bevan, dealing in his trademark atmospheric dub-edged techno, garage and dark house

    Added: 16/12/2013

     
  21. 8.1

    William Tyler

    Impossible Truth

    Second collection of instrumental guitar compositions from the Nashville-based occasional member of Lambchop

    Added: 30/04/2013

     
  22. 8.1

    SZA

    Ctrl

    Debut album of r&b pop from the Solána Imani Rowe, with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, James Fauntleroy, and Isaiah Rashad

    Added: 15/06/2017

     
  23. 8.1

    St Vincent

    Strange Mercy

    Third album of experimental indie pop from the multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Annie Clark

    Added: 02/09/2011

     
  24. 8.1

    Shellac

    Dude Incredible

    Fifth studio album from the Chicago post-hardcore trio recorded at guitarist Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  25. 8.1

    Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings

    Soul Of A Woman

    Posthumous release of retro soul and funk from Sharon Jones (who passed away in 2016) completed by her band and collaborators

    Added: 15/11/2017

     
  26. 8.1

    Ryuichi Sakamoto

    async

    Eighteenth solo album from the Tokyo-based composer and pianist, his first since his recovery from throat cancer

    Added: 28/04/2017

     
  27. 8.1

    Jason Isbell

    Southeastern

    The one-time Drive-By Trucker and leader of The 400 Unit with a 2nd solo album of introspective country rock songs

    Added: 19/06/2013

     
  28. 8.1

    Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

    Surf

    Debut from the hip hop / soul band led by Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) featuring Chance The Rapper was released as an iTunes Exclusive free download

    Added: 04/06/2015

     
  29. 8.1

    Christine and the Queens

    Chaleur Humaine

    Debut album of electropop from Nantes-born artist Héloïse Letissier, originally released in France back in 2014

    Added: 26/02/2016

     
  30. 8.1

    Caribou

    Swim

    Latest album of dance pop from Canadian electronic musician Daniel Snaith who has also recorded under the name Manitoba

    Added: 06/04/2010

     

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