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  1. 7.3

    Alvvays

    Antisocialites

    Second album of jangly indie-pop from the Toronto band produced by Alec O’Hanley and John Congleton

    Added: 05/09/2017

     
  2. 7.3

    Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

    Not Dark Yet

    First collaboration between the award-winning Alabama-born singer-songwriting sisters

    Added: 18/08/2017

     
  3. 7.2

    Micah P Hinson

    Presents the Holy Strangers

    A "modern folk opera" from the Tennessee born, Texas raised Americana singer-songwriter

    Added: 11/09/2017

     
  4. 7.2

    Golden Retriever

    Rotations

    Third album from the Portland experimental duo and first with a chamber ensemble

    Added: 11/08/2017

     
  5. 7.2

    Jen Cloher

    Jen Cloher

    Album number four from the Australian singer-songwriter and label owner featuring her partner Courtney Barnett

    Added: 14/08/2017

     
  6. 7.2

    Rostam

    Half-Light

    Debut solo release from the former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 13/09/2017

     
  7. 7.2

    Rainer Maria

    S/T

    New album and first since 2006 from the reformed Madison, Wisconsin emo band

    Added: 20/08/2017

     
  8. 7.2

    Lee Ranaldo

    Electric Trim

    Latest solo release from the noise rock pioneer and Sonic Youth co-founder and third since the band split in 2011

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  9. 7.2

    Widowspeak

    Expect the Best

    Fourth full-length album from the Brooklyn indie rock band fronted by singer Molly Hamilton, now fleshed out to a quartet

    Added: 25/08/2017

     
  10. 7.1

    Chad VanGaalen

    Light Information

    Sixth album of spacey indie rock from the Calgary, Alberta multi-instrumentalist, producer, animator and director

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  11. 7.1

    Ariel Pink

    Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

    Eleventh studio album of alt.pop from LA-based Ariel Marcus Rosenberg

    Added: 13/09/2017

     
  12. 7.1

    Liars

    TFCF

    Album number eight from the Brooklyn-based experimental art rock / noise-rock trio

    Added: 22/08/2017

     
  13. 7.1

    Iron & Wine

    Beast Epic

    First album of new material in nearly four years from Sam Beam's indie folk outfit

    Added: 21/08/2017

     
  14. 7.1

    Hercules and Love Affair

    Omnion

    Album number four from Andy Bulter's disco/house project includes contributions from Sharon Van Etten and The Horrors’ Faris Badwan

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  15. 7.1

    Frankie Rose

    Cage Tropical

    Solo album number four from the ex-drummer of garage rock heavyweights Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and the Vivian Girls

    Added: 10/08/2017

     
  16. 7.1

    The Districts

    Popular Manipulations

    Third album from the Pennsylvania indie-rock four-piece produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Strand of Oaks)

    Added: 12/08/2017

     
  17. 7.1

    James Heather

    Stories From Far Away On Piano

    Debut album from the contemporary pianist whose songs are inspired by real events

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  18. 7.1

    Deer Tick

    Deer Tick, Vol. 1

    One of two releases from the Rhode Island alt.country band led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, features 10 acoustic folk tracks

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  19. 7.1

    Anna Of The North

    Lovers

    Debut album of synthpop from the Norwegian-born singer Anna Lotterud and New Zealand-born Brady Daniell-Smith

    Added: 12/09/2017

     
  20. 7.0

    Tori Amos

    Native Invader

    Album number fifteen from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  21. 7.0

    OMD

    The Punishment of Luxury

    Thirteenth studio album from the English synth-pop group, named after a 1891 painting by Italian artist Giovanni Segantini

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  22. 6.9

    Deer Tick

    Deer Tick, Vol. 2

    One of two releases from the Rhode Island alt.country band led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, features 10 garage rock songs

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  23. 6.9

    Blondes

    Warmth

    First record in 4 years from NYC electronic duo Sam Haar and Zach Steinman

    Added: 17/08/2017

     
  24. 6.9

    Alex Cameron

    Forced Witness

    Second album from the Sydney singer-songwriter in character as his offensive 80s popstar alter ego, featuring guest vocals by Angel Olson

    Added: 08/09/2017

     
  25. 6.9

    INHEAVEN

    INHEAVEN

    Debut album from the South London four-piece, released on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records

    Added: 03/09/2017

     
  26. 6.8

    Rat Boy

    Scum

    Debut album of ska-pop from the Essex-born Jordan Cardy who was sampled on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.

    Added: 11/08/2017

     
  27. 6.8

    The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

    The Echo Of Pleasure

    Fourth album from the New York indie pop band led by Kip Berman

    Added: 30/08/2017

     
  28. 6.8

    Guided By Voices

    How Do You Spell Heaven

    Second record this year from Robert Pollard's indie rock group

    Added: 11/08/2017

     
  29. 6.8

    Steven Wilson

    To The Bone

    Fifth studio album of progressive pop from the Porcupine Tree founder

    Added: 17/08/2017

     
  30. 6.7

    The Waterboys

    Out of All This Blue

    Twelfth album from Mike Scott's celtic rockers embraces funk and hip-hop

    Added: 11/09/2017

     

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