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  1. 9.3

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    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Kendrick Lamar

    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Third studio album from the Compton rap artist with Dr. Dre as executive producer

    Added: 19/03/2015

  2. 9.2

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    Fiona Apple

    Fetch The Bolt Cutters

    Fifth studio album of baroque pop from the New York-born Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter

    Added: 17/04/2020

  3. 9.1


    Kendrick Lamar


    Fourth full-length album from the Compton rapper featuring guest appearances from Rihanna, Bono, and Zacari

    Added: 16/04/2017

  4. 9.1

    Black Messiah

    D'Angelo And The Vanguard

    Black Messiah

    Third studio album and first for fourteen years from the Richmond, Virginia, neo soul / funk multi-instrumentalist and record producer

    Added: 17/12/2014

  5. 9.0


    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds


    Seventheenth studio album from the alternative rock band self-produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is the final part of a trilogy of albums following Push the Sky Away (2013) and Skeleton Tree (2016)

    Added: 04/10/2019

  6. 9.0

    Prioritise Pleasure

    Self Esteem

    Prioritise Pleasure

    Second album of experimntal pop from former Slow Club member Rebecca Lucy Taylor

    Added: 18/10/2021

  7. 8.9

    Rough and Rowdy Ways

    Bob Dylan

    Rough and Rowdy Ways

    The 39th album and first release of original songs since Tempest in 2012 from the legendary singer-songwriter

    Added: 15/06/2020

  8. 8.9

    Skeleton Tree

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    Skeleton Tree

    Sixteenth studio album from the highly influential alternative rock band self-produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

    Added: 09/09/2016

  9. 8.9

    Channel Orange

    Frank Ocean

    Channel Orange

    Major label debut for the New Orleans-born R&B singer and member of the Odd Future hip hop collective

    Added: 13/07/2012

  10. 8.9

    We’re All Alone In This Together


    We’re All Alone In This Together

    Second full-length album from the London-born rapper includes guest appearances from Stormzy, James Blake, Wizkid, Snoh Aalegra and Boj

    Added: 23/07/2021

  11. 8.8

    Anaïs Mitchell


    The Vermont folk singer-songwriter and guitarist with a "folk opera" album reworking the story of Orpheus and Eurydice

    Added: 25/04/2010

  12. 8.8

    Run The Jewels


    Fourth studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P featuring guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, DJ Premier, Josh Homme, Greg Nice, Mavis Staples, and Pharrell Williams

    Added: 04/06/2020

  13. 8.8

    Kanye West

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    Fifth album of hip hop from one of the biggest egos in contemporary rap

    Added: 15/11/2010

  14. 8.8

    Leonard Cohen

    You Want It Darker

    The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter releases his fourteenth studio album

    Added: 19/10/2016

  15. 8.8

    Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, The London Symphony Orchestra


    Third album from the London-based producer and composer Sam Shepherd is a collaboration with American saxophonist and the LSO

    Added: 25/03/2021

  16. 8.8

    Little Simz

    Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

    Fourth album of soulful hip-hop from London-rapper Simbiatu Ajikawo produced by Inflo (Sault)

    Added: 01/09/2021

  17. 8.8

    Sufjan Stevens

    Carrie & Lowell

    Recorded in his home studio in Brooklyn, Sufjan returns to his indie folk roots for his seventh "official" studio album, named after his mother (who died in 2012) and his step-father

    Added: 24/03/2015

  18. 8.8

    Perfume Genius

    Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

    Fifth album from Seattle-based indie pop solo artist Mike Hadreas produced by Blake Mills (Laura Marling, Jesca Hoop, Fiona Apple)

    Added: 13/05/2020

  19. 8.8

    Mount Eerie

    A Crow Looked at Me

    Eighth studio album from Phil Elverum, released eight months after the passing of his wife, Geneviève Castrée

    Added: 21/03/2017

  20. 8.8

    Jamey Johnson

    The Guitar Song

    Fourth album from the American country music artist.

    Added: 21/12/2010

  21. 8.8

    For Those I Love

    For Those I Love

    Debut album from the Dublin producer and songwriter David Balfe

    Added: 25/03/2021

  22. 8.8



    Second album from the San Francisco post-metal band who combine elements of black metal, shoegaze and post-rock

    Added: 12/06/2013

  23. 8.7


    No Cities To Love

    Eighth album and first in 10 years from the Olympia, Washington all-girl punk trio

    Added: 12/01/2015

  24. 8.7

    PJ Harvey

    Let England Shake

    The veteran alt.rock songstress enhances the folk rock roots she laid down on 2009's White Chalk with bigger arrangements

    Added: 03/02/2011

  25. 8.7

    Corinne Bailey Rae

    Black Rainbows

    Fourth album and first in seven years from the Leeds-born pop-soul singer-songwriter

    Added: 15/09/2023

  26. 8.7



    Debut full-length release from the English rapper is a concept album following his struggles with mental health

    Added: 09/03/2019

  27. 8.7

    My Bloody Valentine


    The influential Irish shoegaze band with one of the most anticipated comeback albums of the past two decades, released via their website and also put out by them on YouTube

    Added: 04/02/2013

  28. 8.7



    Sixth solo album from the R'n'B / pop superstar released initially online through Tidal, includes guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White

    Added: 25/04/2016

  29. 8.7



    Second album of indie electronic pop from New Zealand-born Ella Yelich-O'Connor produced by Jack Antonoff

    Added: 16/06/2017

  30. 8.7

    Kendrick Lamar

    Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

    Fifth full-length album and first seven years from the Compton rapper

    Added: 13/05/2022


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