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  1. 8.3

    ADM Rating
    Too Bright

    Perfume Genius

    Too Bright

    Third album from Seattle-based indie pop solo artist Mike Hadreas produced by Portishead’s Adrian Utley

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  2. 8.2

    Foundations Of Burden

    Pallbearer

    Foundations Of Burden

    Second full-length album from the Little Rock, Arkansas doom metal band produced by Billy Anderson (Swans, Impaled, and Sleep)

    Added: 19/08/2014

     
  3. 8.2

    Dude Incredible

    Shellac

    Dude Incredible

    Fifth studio album from the Chicago post-hardcore trio recorded at guitarist Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  4. 8.1

    Syro

    Aphex Twin

    Syro

    The highly influential Irish electronica musician releases his first LP in 13 years

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  5. 8.0

    Carnival Of Souls

    Pere Ubu

    Carnival Of Souls

    The latest release from the Cleveland, Ohio experimental rock band formed in 1975 and fronted by founding member David Thomas

    Added: 09/09/2014

     
  6. 8.0

    Popular Problems

    Leonard Cohen

    Popular Problems

    The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter releases his thirteenth studio album on the day after his 80th birthday

    Added: 20/09/2014

     
  7. 7.9

    Manipulator

    Ty Segall

    Manipulator

    Seventh solo record from the prolific lo-fi San Francisco garage rocker

    Added: 24/08/2014

     
  8. 7.8

    Angels and Devils

    The Bug

    Angels and Devils

    London-based Kevin Martin releases his fourth album under The Bug moniker, a dancehall/grime/hip hop project

    Added: 18/08/2014

     
  9. 7.7

    Primitive And Deadly

    Earth

    Primitive And Deadly

    Eighth studio album from the Seattle-based experimental doom drone band and features Mark Lanegan

    Added: 08/09/2014

     
  10. 7.7

    lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

    Robert Plant

    lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

    Tenth solo album from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and first with his backing band The Sensational Space Shifters

    Added: 04/09/2014

     
  11. 7.6

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Lateness of Dancers

    The fifth record from MC Taylor's North Carolinian indie folk ensemble includes contributions from William Tyler and members of Megafaun

    Added: 07/09/2014

     
  12. 7.6

    Cymbals Eat Guitars

    Lose

    Third album from the New York indie rock quartet is a tribute to a late friend of frontman Joseph D’Agostino

    Added: 25/08/2014

     
  13. 7.6

    The New Pornographers

    Brill Bruisers

    Sixth studio album from Canadian indie rock mainstays

    Added: 20/08/2014

     
  14. 7.6

    Goat

    Commune

    Second album from the Gothenburg, Sweden experimental rock collective

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  15. 7.5

    Vessel

    Punish, Honey

    Second album from Bristol-based electronic artist Seb Gainsborough blends elements of techno and house

    Added: 11/09/2014

     
  16. 7.5

    Opeth

    Pale Communion

    Album number eleven from the Stockholm heavy metal quintet produced by frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson

    Added: 29/08/2014

     
  17. 7.5

    Interpol

    El Pintor

    Self-produced fifth album from the New York indie rock band and engineered by Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins)

    Added: 03/09/2014

     
  18. 7.4

    Alt-J

    This Is All Yours

    Follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wave from the Leeds art rock trio

    Added: 17/09/2014

     
  19. 7.4

    Loudon Wainwright III

    Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)

    Twenty-third studio album from the Grammy award winning folk and blues stalwart produced by regular collaborator David Mansfield

    Added: 01/09/2014

     
  20. 7.4

    Death From Above 1979

    The Physical World

    Ten years after their debut, the reformed legendary Toronto dance punk duo release their second album

    Added: 04/09/2014

     
  21. 7.4

    Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards

    Distance

    Fourth album from the English singer-songwriter and former Absentee member

    Added: 29/08/2014

     
  22. 7.3

    Moiré

    Shelter

    London-based producer releases his debut LP of intimate electronica

    Added: 19/08/2014

     
  23. 7.3

    J Mascis

    Tied To A Star

    The third solo album from the Dinosaur Jr alt.rock mainman is another stripped back affair

    Added: 22/08/2014

     
  24. 7.3

    Benjamin Booker

    Benjamin Booker

    Debut album of raw blues / rock from New Orleans-based singer-songwriter produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff)

    Added: 13/08/2014

     
  25. 7.3

    Moonface

    City Wrecker

    Canadian singer-songwriter and former Wolf Parade man Spencer Krug returns with an ep recorded in Finland

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  26. 7.3

    Pulled Apart By Horses

    Blood

    Album no.3 from the heavy alt-rockers from Leeds

    Added: 27/08/2014

     
  27. 7.2

    Land Observations

    The Grand Tour

    Second solo album of experimental instrumental guitar music from the former Appliance member James Brooks

    Added: 26/08/2014

     
  28. 7.2

    The Wytches

    Annabel Dream Reader

    Debut album from the Brighton-based indie rock trio produced by frontman Kristian Bell and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones

    Added: 26/08/2014

     
  29. 7.2

    James Yorkston

    The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

    Latest release from the Fife folk singer-songwriter produced by Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and featuring KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail's Johnny Lynch

    Added: 13/08/2014

     
  30. 7.2

    Avi Buffalo

    At Best Cuckold

    Second album of guitar-based indie pop from the Californian band led by songwriter/guitarist Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg

    Added: 08/09/2014

     

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