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  1. 8.5

    Joanna Newsom

    Have One On Me

    Third album of new folk - and a triple at that - from the harp-playing Californian bard

    Added: 22/02/2010

     
  2. 8.5

    FKA Twigs

    Lp1

    Debut album of trip hop / alternative R&B from the London-based singer and dancer Tahliah Barnett

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  3. 8.5

    Julia Holter

    Have You In My Wilderness

    Fourth album from the Californian singer-songwriter and experimental sound artist

    Added: 21/09/2015

     
  4. 8.5

    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

     
  5. 8.5

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Kiwanuka

    Third album of modern soul from the London-based singer-songwriter produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo

    Added: 24/10/2019

     
  6. 8.5

    Lana Del Rey

    Norman Fucking Rockwell

    Album number six from the pop singer-songwriter produced by Jack Antonoff (Lorde, St. Vincent, Taylor Swift)

    Added: 30/08/2019

     
  7. 8.5

    Japanese Breakfast

    Jubilee

    Third solo album of lo-fi pop from Philadelphia musician Michelle Zauner who is a member of Little Big League

    Added: 03/06/2021

     
  8. 8.5

    Idles

    Joy as an Act of Resistance

    Second album of indie post-punk from the Bristol quintet

    Added: 27/08/2018

     
  9. 8.5

    Gillian Welch

    The Harrow & The Harvest

    Fifth album and first for eight years from the Bluegrass singer-songwriter and her partner Dave Rawlings

    Added: 24/06/2011

     
  10. 8.5

    Tame Impala

    Lonerism

    Self-produced follow-up to the highly-rated debut Innerspeaker from the Australian psych-rock band

    Added: 02/10/2012

     
  11. 8.5

    Sons of Kemet

    Black To The Future

    Fourth album from the London-based jazz group led by Shabaka Hutchings

    Added: 12/05/2021

     
  12. 8.5

    Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy

    A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

    The latest release from the Scottish folk singer-songwriter, with composer Pippa Murphy, is a re-creation of an Edinburgh International Festival stage show from 2016

    Added: 23/11/2017

     
  13. 8.5

    Fontaines D.C.

    Dogrel

    Debut full-length release from the Dublin-based post-punk quintet produced by Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand)

    Added: 09/04/2019

     
  14. 8.5

    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

     
  15. 8.4

    Vince Staples

    Big Fish Theory

    Second full-length album from the Long Beach, California rapper with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and Justin Vernon

    Added: 23/06/2017

     
  16. 8.4

    Drive-By Truckers

    American Band

    Eleventh studio album from the Georgia alt.country rockers and first not to feature not the illustrations Wes Freed on its sleeve

    Added: 28/09/2016

     
  17. 8.4

    Angel Olsen

    My Woman

    Third full-length album of indie folk rock from the former Bonnie "Prince" Billy backing singer

    Added: 31/08/2016

     
  18. 8.4

    Weyes Blood

    Titanic Rising

    Fourth album of indie folk from the Santa Monica-born singer-songwriter Natalie Mering co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado

    Added: 02/04/2019

     
  19. 8.4

    Ghetts

    Conflict Of Interest

    Third full-length album from the London grime artist featuring guest appearances Skepta, Dave, Wretch 32, Giggs, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé

    Added: 19/02/2021

     
  20. 8.4

    Angel Olsen

    All Mirrors

    Fourth full-length studio release from American singer-songwriter produced by Grammy Award-winning John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans)

    Added: 30/09/2019

     
  21. 8.4

    Vince Staples

    Summertime '06

    Debut solo album from the Long Beach, California rapper and member of Hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz

    Added: 29/06/2015

     
  22. 8.4

    Waxahatchee

    Saint Cloud

    Fifth full-length release from the New York City-via-Alabama indie singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield produced by Brad Cook

    Added: 24/03/2020

     
  23. 8.4

    St. Vincent

    MASSEDUCTION

    Annie Clark's fifth album of experimental indie pop, produced by Jack Antonoff

    Added: 09/10/2017

     
  24. 8.4

    Flying Lotus

    You're Dead!

    Fifth album of experimental hip hop, electronica and trip hop collages from LA-based producer and musician featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Herbie Hancock

    Added: 03/10/2014

     
  25. 8.4

    Phoebe Bridgers

    Punisher

    Second album from the LA indie rock singer-songwriter featuring contributions from Conor Oberst, Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Blake Mills, Jenny Lee Lindberg and Nick Zinner

    Added: 15/06/2020

     
  26. 8.4

    Nils Frahm

    Spaces

    Latest release from the Berlin-based pianist and composer

    Added: 17/11/2013

     
  27. 8.4

    Frank Ocean

    Blonde

    Second studio album from the New Orleans-born R&B singer features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Jonny Greenwood, André 3000 and James Blake

    Added: 23/08/2016

     
  28. 8.4

    Burial

    Kindred

    Master of static William Bevan with a short-form release of his uniquely atmospheric take on dubstep / techno / house

    Added: 23/02/2012

     
  29. 8.4

    A Tribe Called Quest

    We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

    Sixth and final album (and first since 1998) from the Queens, NY hip-hop pioneers featuring guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Kanye West and Anderson Paak

    Added: 15/11/2016

     
  30. 8.4

    The War On Drugs

    Lost In The Dream

    Follow-up to the acclaimed second album Slave Ambient from the Philadelphia indie rock band fronted by Adam Granduciel

    Added: 11/03/2014

     

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