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  1. 8.6

    ADM Rating
    Red (Taylor's Version)

    Taylor Swift

    Red (Taylor's Version)

    Re-recording of the pop artist's fourth album - following the sale of her master recordings to American businessman Scooter Braun - includes nine unrelased songs

    Added: 12/11/2021

     
  2. 8.5

    Bloodmoon: I

    Converge and Chelsea Wolfe

    Bloodmoon: I

    Collaboration between the Salem metalcore band and the Californian doom-goth singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe and her regular collaborator Ben Chisholm, started in 2019 and completed remotely due to lockdown

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  3. 8.3

    Radical

    Every Time I Die

    Radical

    Album number nine from the Buffalo, New York metalcore five-piece

    Added: 21/10/2021

     
  4. 8.2

    Raise The Roof

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Raise The Roof

    Second collaboration, 14 years after 2007's Raising Sand, from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and the country singer produced by T-Bone Burnett

    Added: 17/11/2021

     
  5. 8.2

    The Myth of The Happily Ever After

    Biffy Clyro

    The Myth of The Happily Ever After

    Ninth release from the Scots alt.rock trio is a 'sister album' to the 2020 album A Celebration of Endings

    Added: 22/10/2021

     
  6. 8.1

    Hushed and Grim

    Mastodon

    Hushed and Grim

    Eighth album from the Atlanta heavy metal group produced by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse)

    Added: 27/10/2021

     
  7. 8.0

    An Evening With Silk Sonic

    Silk Sonic

    An Evening With Silk Sonic

    Debut album from the R&B duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak

    Added: 12/11/2021

     
  8. 8.0

    Henki

    Richard Dawson & Circle

    Henki

    Collaboration between the Newcastle folk rock from singer-songwriter and the Finnish experimental rock band

    Added: 26/11/2021

     
  9. 8.0

    Valentine

    Snail Mail

    Valentine

    Second album of lo-fi indie rock from the Maryland-based trio led by Lindsey Jordan

    Added: 02/11/2021

     
  10. 8.0

    I Don't Live Here Anymore

    The War On Drugs

    I Don't Live Here Anymore

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

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  11. 7.9

    Helado Negro

    Far In

    Seventh full-length album from the Brooklyn-based psych folk and experimental electronica artist Roberto Carlos Lange

    Added: 22/10/2021

     
  12. 7.9

    Adele

    30

    Fourth album from the London-born pop / soul singer-songwriter working with a number of producers including Ludwig Göransson and Inflo of Sault

    Added: 17/11/2021

     
  13. 7.9

    Marissa Nadler

    The Path Of The Clouds

    Album number nine from the Boston indie folk singer-songwriter with contributions from Jesse Chandler, Simon Raymonde, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Amber Webber

    Added: 29/10/2021

     
  14. 7.9

    Grouper

    Shade

    Album number twelve of ambient soundscape songs from California-born artist Liz Harris

    Added: 22/10/2021

     
  15. 7.8

    Hand Habits

    Fun House

    Third full-length album from Meg Duffy includes a guest appearance from Perfume Genius

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  16. 7.8

    Circuit des Yeux

    -io

    Seventh album from vocalist, composer, and producer Haley Fohr

    Added: 22/10/2021

     
  17. 7.8

    Summer Walker

    Still Over It

    Second album from the Atlanta R&B artist featuring guest appearances from Cardi B, Ciara, JT, Ari Lennox and Pharrell Williams

    Added: 10/11/2021

     
  18. 7.8

    Elbow

    Flying Dream 1

    Album number nine from the Manchester alt.rock band recorded in an empty Theatre Royal in Brighton

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  19. 7.7

    Idles

    Crawler

    Fourth album of indie post-punk from the Bristol quintet produced by Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, slowthai, Trash Talk)

    Added: 10/11/2021

     
  20. 7.7

    Duran Duran

    Future Past

    Fifteenth album from the English pop band co-produced by the band with Mark Ronson, Giorgio Moroder and Erol Alkan

    Added: 22/10/2021

     
  21. 7.7

    Parcels

    Day/Night

    Second album from the Australian electropop five-piece now based in Berlin

    Added: 06/11/2021

     
  22. 7.7

    Curtis Harding

    If Words Were Flowers

    Third solo album from the Atlanta-based soul artist produced with Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Alexandra Savior, Pavo Pavo)

    Added: 05/11/2021

     
  23. 7.7

    Tori Amos

    Ocean To Ocean

    Album number sixteen from the American singer-songwriter recorded in Cornwall during lockdown

    Added: 29/10/2021

     
  24. 7.6

    Clinic

    Fantasy Island

    Album number nine from the Liverpudlian post-punk revivalists

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  25. 7.6

    Emma Ruth Rundle

    Engine Of Hell

    Fifth solo album from the Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter

    Added: 15/11/2021

     
  26. 7.5

    Nation Of Language

    A Way Forward

    Second album from the Brooklyn indie pop trio

    Added: 04/11/2021

     
  27. 7.5

    Courtney Barnett

    Things Take Time, Take Time

    Fourth album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter co-produced by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa

    Added: 08/11/2021

     
  28. 7.5

    Deap Vally

    Marriage

    Third album from LA garage rock duo Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  29. 7.5

    Jon Hopkins

    Music For Psychedelic Therapy

    Sixth studio album of ambient techno from the English composer inspired by the Tayos Caves of Ecuador

    Added: 11/11/2021

     
  30. 7.5

    Damon Albarn

    The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

    Second solo album from the Blur and Gorillaz front man was originally planned as an orchestral project for Lyon's Fête des Lumieres

    Added: 09/11/2021

     

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