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  1. 8.1

    Fleet Foxes

    Helplessness Blues

    Sophomore album of harmony-heavy folk pop from these Seattle critical darlings

    Added: 21/04/2011

  2. 8.1

    Gang Gang Dance

    Eye Contact

    Fifth album of experimental electronica from New York five-piece

    Added: 21/04/2011

  3. 8.1

    The xx


    Dream pop / indie rock on the self-produced debut from the London band

    Added: 10/08/2009

  4. 8.1



    Debut album of electronic soul from the London-born producer who’s worked with Beyoncé, Drake and Kanye West

    Added: 01/02/2017

  5. 8.1

    Jon Hopkins


    Fourth solo album from the London-based electronica producer and recent King Creosote collaborator

    Added: 31/05/2013

  6. 8.1

    Floating Points


    Debut full-length album of electronica from the London-based producer, musician, and DJ Sam Shepherd

    Added: 03/11/2015

  7. 8.1

    Dr. John

    Locked Down

    Latest offering from the New Orleans blues musician is produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

    Added: 30/03/2012

  8. 8.1



    Fifth solo album of R'n'B and pop from the former Destiny's Child singer released on iTunes with a music video for each track

    Added: 13/12/2013

  9. 8.1

    Atlas Sound


    Third collection of experimental indie rock / pop from the hugely prolific Deerhunter frontman's solo project

    Added: 03/11/2011

  10. 8.1

    Arctic Monkeys


    Album No.5 from the indie rock quartet, featuring guest appearances from Josh Homme and Bill Ryder-Jones and produced by James Ford and Ross Orton

    Added: 04/09/2013

  11. 8.1

    Young Fathers


    Second official release from the Edinburgh-based alternative hip hop trio

    Added: 29/01/2014

  12. 8.1

    The Weeknd

    The Trilogy

    R&B producer Abel Tefsaye brings together his three highly-acclaimed 2011 mixtapes, along with three new songs

    Added: 14/11/2012

  13. 8.1

    Ryley Walker

    Primrose Green

    The Chicago fingerstyle acoustic singer-songwriter's latest album, recorded with a new band of Chicago musicians, is named after a whisky-based cocktail

    Added: 23/03/2015

  14. 8.1

    Mutual Benefit

    Love’s Crushing Diamond

    Full-length debut from Brooklyn-based indie folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee, who operates both solo and as collective leader

    Added: 11/12/2013

  15. 8.1

    Kevin Morby

    Singing Saw

    Third solo album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman

    Added: 14/04/2016

  16. 8.1

    Haiku Salut

    Etch And Etch Deep

    Derbyshire instrumental trio release their second album of what they call “Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other”

    Added: 02/08/2015

  17. 8.1

    Ex Hex


    Debut album from Washington DC trio fronted by former Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag guitarist Mary Timony

    Added: 08/10/2014

  18. 8.1


    Koi No Yokan

    The Sacramento alt metal outfit, still without bassist Chi Cheng, with a 7th studio release named after a Japanese phrase for love at first sight

    Added: 12/11/2012

  19. 8.1


    All We Love We Leave Behind

    Eighth studio album from the Massachusetts vegetarian hardcore punk four piece

    Added: 09/10/2012

  20. 8.1



    The live instrument-grounded IDM producer Chris Clark releases his seventh LP on Warp

    Added: 04/11/2014

  21. 8.1



    Debut solo album of soulful electronica from the former singer of Antony and the Johnsons, produced by Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke

    Added: 04/05/2016

  22. 8.1

    Andy Stott

    Faith in Strangers

    The Mancunian electronic producer's 4th album, again featuring the voice of his teenage piano teacher Alison Skidmore

    Added: 19/11/2014

  23. 8.1



    Third album of experimental dubstep from London-based producer and DJ Darren Cunningham

    Added: 23/04/2012

  24. 8.0

    The Weeknd

    House of Balloons

    Debut album from Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye

    Added: 14/04/2011

  25. 8.0

    Steve Gunn

    Way Out Weather

    Album number nine from the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and former member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators

    Added: 08/10/2014

  26. 8.0

    Sam Lee

    Ground Of Its Own

    Debut album from the London-born folk singer mixed by Nick Drake's engineer John Wood

    Added: 01/07/2012

  27. 8.0

    Memory Tapes

    Seek Magic

    Philadelphia one-man act Dayve Hawk (Memory Cassette, Weird Tapes) with an album of danceable indie pop

    Added: 14/11/2009

  28. 8.0

    Dan Deacon


    Ninth album and first on Domino Records for the Baltimore-based electronica producer

    Added: 22/08/2012

  29. 8.0


    We Were Exploding Anyway

    More instrumental post-rock, techno / electronica samples and beats from the Sheffield quartet on their 4th album

    Added: 27/04/2010

  30. 8.0

    These New Puritans


    Hugely ambitious second release from the English art rock band

    Added: 13/01/2010


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