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  1. 8.5

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    A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

    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

     
  2. 8.1

    Soul Of A Woman

    Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings

    Soul Of A Woman

    Posthumous release of retro soul and funk from Sharon Jones (who passed away in 2016) completed by her band and collaborators

    Added: 15/11/2017

     
  3. 7.7

    The Animal Spirits

    James Holden & The Animal Spirits

    The Animal Spirits

    Third full-length release from the Exeter, Devon-born electronica DJ and producer

    Added: 05/11/2017

     
  4. 7.6

    If All I Was Was Black

    Mavis Staples

    If All I Was Was Black

    Album number sixteen from the veteran gospel and soul legend, written and produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

    Added: 16/11/2017

     
  5. 7.5

    Utopia

    Björk

    Utopia

    Ninth studio album from the Icelandic singer and musician produced with Arca who also worked on Vulnicura

    Added: 22/11/2017

     
  6. 7.5

    Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light

    The Body & Full of Hell

    Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light

    Second collaboration between noise-metal bands The Body and Full of Hell

    Added: 24/11/2017

     
  7. 7.4

    Rest

    Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Rest

    Fifth studio album of indie pop from the London-born actor, her first since 2011 double album Stage Whisper

    Added: 14/11/2017

     
  8. 7.4

    War & Leisure

    Miguel

    War & Leisure

    Fourth album from the California R&B singer-songwriter and producer

    Added: 01/12/2017

     
  9. 7.4

    No Luscious Life

    Golden Teacher

    No Luscious Life

    Debut album from the Glaswegian electronic six-piece

    Added: 14/11/2017

     
  10. 7.4

    Without Warning

    21 Savage / Offset / Metro Boomin

    Without Warning

    Collaborative mixtape from rappers 21 Savage, Offset and producer Metro Boomin, with guest appearances by Travis Scott and Quavo

    Added: 09/11/2017

     
  11. 7.3

    Gun Outfit

    Out of Range

    Fifth album of alt-country/folk from the LA-based duo Dylan Sharp and Carrie Keith

    Added: 13/11/2017

     
  12. 7.3

    Angel Olsen

    Phases

    A collection of obscurities and rarities from the Missouri-born indie/folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 08/11/2017

     
  13. 7.2

    Peter Oren

    Anthropocene

    Second album from the Indiana-born singer-songwriter, produced by former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer

    Added: 09/11/2017

     
  14. 7.2

    Big K.R.I.T.

    4eva Is a Mighty Long Time

    Album no. 3 from the Mississippi rapper, with guests including TI, CeeLo Green and Robert Glasper

    Added: 22/11/2017

     
  15. 7.2

    Quicksand

    Interiors

    Third studio album from the post-hardcore four-piece, and first album since 1995

    Added: 09/11/2017

     
  16. 7.1

    Tove Lo

    Blue Lips

    Third studio album from the Stockholm-born electropop singer Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson

    Added: 29/11/2017

     
  17. 7.1

    QTY

    QTY

    Debut album from the New York City-based indie rock duo Dan Lardner and Alex Niemetz produced by Suede guitarist Bernard Butle

    Added: 09/12/2017

     
  18. 7.1

    Chris Stapleton

    From A Room: Volume 2

    Third solo album from the Nashville bluegrass singer-songwriter, produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell)

    Added: 05/12/2017

     
  19. 7.1

    Baths

    Romaplasm

    Album number four from the LA-based chilled electronic artist Will Wiesenfeld

    Added: 17/11/2017

     
  20. 7.0

    Jim James

    Tribute To 2

    Second release of cover versions from the My Morning Jacket frontman

    Added: 06/12/2017

     
  21. 7.0

    Electric Wizard

    Wizard Bloody Wizard

    Ninth studio album from the English doom metal band formed in 1993 produced by lead singer Jus Oborn & guitarist Liz Buckingham

    Added: 21/11/2017

     
  22. 6.9

    Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno

    Finding Shore

    Debut album from ex-Three Trapped Tigers pianist Tom Rogerson working with the legendary ambient artist Brian Eno

    Added: 08/12/2017

     
  23. 6.9

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Who Built The Moon?

    Third solo album from the former Oasis mainman produced by Irish electronic musician David Holmes

    Added: 22/11/2017

     
  24. 6.9

    Lost Horizons

    Ojala

    Debut album from Cocteau Twins' bassist Simon Raymonde and Dif Juz's drummer Richie Thomas with guest appearances from ex-Midlake frontman Tim Smith and Sharon Van Etten among others

    Added: 10/11/2017

     
  25. 6.9

    Spinning Coin

    Permo

    Debut album from the Glaswegian five-piece fronted by songwriters Jack Mellin and Sean Armstrong

    Added: 09/11/2017

     
  26. 6.9

    Alien Stadium

    Livin' in Elizabethan Times

    Mini album from Steve Mason (Beta Band) and Martin Duffy (Primal Scream)

    Added: 07/12/2017

     
  27. 6.8

    Sufjan Stevens

    The Greatest Gift

    A mixtape of Carrie & Lowell outtakes and remixes from the indie folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 24/11/2017

     
  28. 6.8

    EERA

    Reflection of Youth

    Debut album from Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland produced by Nick Rayner

    Added: 07/11/2017

     
  29. 6.8

    OCS

    Memory of a Cut Off Head

    The garage rock group fronted by John Dwyer and formerly known as Thee Oh Sees and Oh Sees revert back to their original name, OCS for their 20th album

    Added: 17/11/2017

     
  30. 6.8

    Nabihah Iqbal

    Weighing Of The Heart

    Debut album from the London-based artist who worked as a producer under the moniker Throwing Shade

    Added: 03/12/2017

     

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