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  1. 8.4

    ADM Rating
    Science Fiction

    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

     
  2. 8.2

    American Dream

    LCD Soundsystem

    American Dream

    Fourth album from James Murphy's Brooklyn dance-punk project and first since they reunited

    Added: 29/08/2017

     
  3. 8.2

    Sleep Well Beast

    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

     
  4. 8.1

    Hitchhiker

    Neil Young

    Hitchhiker

    The legendary singer-songwriter's 38th studio album, originally recorded on August 11, 1976 at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu

    Added: 05/09/2017

     
  5. 7.9

    Music For People In Trouble

    Susanne Sundfør

    Music For People In Trouble

    Sixth album from the Norwegian singer-songwriter includes a duet with John Grant

    Added: 25/08/2017

     
  6. 7.8

    V

    The Horrors

    V

    Fifth studio album from the goth rock five-piece, produced by Paul Epworth (U2, Coldplay, Adele)

    Added: 19/09/2017

     
  7. 7.8

    Holiday Destination

    Nadine Shah

    Holiday Destination

    Third album from the South Tyneside singer-songwriter of Pakistani-Norwegian heritage

    Added: 22/08/2017

     
  8. 7.7

    Hallelujah Anyhow

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Hallelujah Anyhow

    Seventh album from MC Taylor's North Carolina-based indie folk ensemble

    Added: 22/09/2017

     
  9. 7.7

    Bicep

    Bicep

    Bicep

    First full-length release from the Belfast-born duo and internationally acclaimed DJs and producers Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  10. 7.7

    Hippopotamus

    Sparks

    Hippopotamus

    The 25th full-length album from the Los Angeles pop / rock duo of Ron and Russell Mael

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  11. 7.6

    Superfood

    Bambino

    Second album from the Birmingham indie rock duo Dom Ganderton and Ryan Malcolm

    Added: 19/09/2017

     
  12. 7.6

    Richard Thompson

    Acoustic Classics II

    A second collection of acoustic reworkings from the English folk singer

    Added: 15/08/2017

     
  13. 7.6

    Re-Tros

    Before The Applause

    First album in eight years from the Chinese post-punk trio recorded and mixed by Hector Castillo

    Added: 21/09/2017

     
  14. 7.6

    EMA

    Exile In The Outer Ring

    Third solo album of lo-fi alt.rock from former Gowns and Amps For Christ member Erika M Anderson

    Added: 21/08/2017

     
  15. 7.6

    Queens Of The Stone Age

    Villains

    Seventh album from the Californian hard rock five-piece produced by Mark Ronson (Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele)

    Added: 22/08/2017

     
  16. 7.6

    The War On Drugs

    A Deeper Understanding

    Forth studio album of psychedelic indie rock from the Philadelphia band fronted by Adam Granduciel

    Added: 21/08/2017

     
  17. 7.6

    Mogwai

    Every Country's Sun

    Ninth studio album from the Glaswegian post-rock band produced by Dave Fridmann (Spoon, The Flaming Lips MGMT)

    Added: 28/08/2017

     
  18. 7.5

    The Clientele

    Music for the Age of Miracles

    First album in seven years from the London indie pop group led by Alasdair MacLean

    Added: 20/09/2017

     
  19. 7.5

    Mount Kimbie

    Love What Survives

    Third album of post-dubstep from London-based electronic duo Dominic Maker and Kai Campos

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  20. 7.5

    Deerhoof

    Mountain Moves

    Album number fourteen from the experimental San Francisco indie rock quartet

    Added: 08/09/2017

     
  21. 7.5

    Phoebe Bridgers

    Stranger In The Alps

    Debut LP from the LA singer-songwriter, featuring a guest appearance from Conor Oberst

    Added: 21/09/2017

     
  22. 7.5

    Gordi

    Reservoir

    Debut album from the Australian folktronica singer-songwriter Sophie Payten

    Added: 23/08/2017

     
  23. 7.5

    PVRIS

    All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

    Second full-length album from the Massachusetts alt.rock trio

    Added: 28/08/2017

     
  24. 7.5

    Open Mike Eagle

    Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

    Sixth album from the Chicago born rapper, now based in LA and member of the hip hop collective Project Blowed

    Added: 19/09/2017

     
  25. 7.5

    Nick Mulvey

    Wake Up Now

    Second album from the indie singer-songwriter and ex Portico Quartet member

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  26. 7.4

    Zola Jesus

    Okovi

    Fifth album of experimental electropop from Phoenix-born Nika Roza Danilova

    Added: 06/09/2017

     
  27. 7.4

    Portico Quartet

    Art in the Age of Automation

    Fourth album from the London group, melding electronica, experimental jazz, dance and rock

    Added: 28/08/2017

     
  28. 7.4

    Ghostpoet

    Dark Days and Canapes

    Fourth album of downtempo experimental hiphop from two-time Mercury nominee Obaro Ejimiwe

    Added: 17/08/2017

     
  29. 7.4

    Benjamin Gibbard

    Bandwagonesque

    A track-for-track cover of Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album of the same name by the Death Cab for Cutie frontman

    Added: 19/08/2017

     
  30. 7.4

    Sløtface

    Try Not To Freak Out

    Debut album from the pop-punk quartet based in Stavanger, Norway

    Added: 13/09/2017

     

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