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  1. 8.7

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    Melodrama

    Lorde

    Melodrama

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

    Added: 16/06/2017

     
  2. 8.4

    Big Fish Theory

    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

     
  3. 8.3

    Dust

    Laurel Halo

    Dust

    Third album of electronic art pop from Ann Arbor born artist now living in Berlin

    Added: 22/06/2017

     
  4. 8.2

    The Underside Of Power

    Algiers

    The Underside Of Power

    Second album from the Atlanta, Georgia experimental post-rock trio

    Added: 21/06/2017

     
  5. 8.1

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    SZA

    Ctrl

    Debut album of r&b pop from the Solána Imani Rowe, with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, James Fauntleroy, and Isaiah Rashad

    Added: 15/06/2017

     
  6. 8.0

    Bedouine

    Bedouine

    Bedouine

    Debut album of sixties and seventies inspired folk from Azniv Korkejian

    Added: 29/06/2017

     
  7. 8.0

    Need to Feel Your Love

    Sheer Mag

    Need to Feel Your Love

    Full-length debut from the Philadelphia rock five-piece

    Added: 10/07/2017

     
  8. 7.9

    Resistance

    Songhoy Blues

    Resistance

    Second album from the Northern Mali band including appearances from Iggy Pop and Elf Kid

    Added: 15/06/2017

     
  9. 7.9

    The Nashville Sound

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

    The Nashville Sound

    Sixth full-length solo album and third credited with the 400 Unit from the former Drive-By Trucker man and produced by Dave Cobb

    Added: 13/06/2017

     
  10. 7.9

    Out In The Storm

    Waxahatchee

    Out In The Storm

    The fourth full-length from the New York City-via-Alabama indie singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield produced by John Agnello (The Hold Steady, Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth)

    Added: 10/07/2017

     
  11. 7.8

    Young Thug

    Beautiful Thugger Girls

    Debut studio album from Atlanta rapper Jeffery Lamar Williams features guest appearances from Millie Go Lightly, Future, Snoop Dogg, Lil Durk, Jacquees, Travis Scott

    Added: 22/06/2017

     
  12. 7.7

    Mura Masa

    Mura Masa

    Debut LP from Guernsey producer and DJ Alex Crossan

    Added: 14/07/2017

     
  13. 7.7

    Jupiter & Okwess

    Kin Sonic

    Second internationally released album from Congolese artist Jupiter Bokondji

    Added: 07/07/2017

     
  14. 7.7

    Jay-Z

    4:44

    Album number thirteen from the New York hip hop giant produced by No I.D. and featuring guest appearances from Frank Ocean, Damian Marley and Beyoncé

    Added: 02/07/2017

     
  15. 7.7

    Shabazz Palaces

    Quazarz Vs The Jealous Machines

    One of two simultaneous release from the Seattle experimental hip-hop collective led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire

    Added: 10/07/2017

     
  16. 7.7

    Japanese Breakfast

    Soft Sounds From Another Planet

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

    Added: 14/07/2017

     
  17. 7.6

    Peter Perrett

    How The West Was Won

    Debut solo album from the English singer-songwriter and former The Only Ones frontman

    Added: 28/06/2017

     
  18. 7.6

    Lapalux

    Ruinism

    Third studio album of downtempo, glitchy electronica from Essex-born Stuart Howard

    Added: 29/06/2017

     
  19. 7.6

    Shabazz Palaces

    Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star

    One of two simultaneous release from the Seattle experimental hip-hop collective led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire

    Added: 10/07/2017

     
  20. 7.6

    Kevin Morby

    City Music

    Fourth album of indie rock from the former Woods bassist and The Babies frontman recorded with his live band

    Added: 15/06/2017

     
  21. 7.5

    Trevor Sensor

    Andy Warhol's Dream

    Debut album from the singer-songwriter from Sterling, Illinois

    Added: 27/06/2017

     
  22. 7.5

    Cigarettes After Sex

    Cigarettes After Sex

    Debut studio album of ambient dream pop from the quartet hailing from El Paso, Texas

    Added: 09/06/2017

     
  23. 7.4

    This Is The Kit

    Moonshine Freeze

    Fourth album from the British folk-rock band fronted by Kate Stables produced by PJ Harvey’s long-time co-producer John Parish

    Added: 06/07/2017

     
  24. 7.4

    Offa Rex

    The Queen Of Hearts

    Collaboration between The Decemberists and English folk-rock artist Olivia Chaney

    Added: 10/07/2017

     
  25. 7.4

    James Elkington

    Wintres Woma

    Debut full-length solo album from the Chicago-based British-born Zincs frontman and guitarist

    Added: 01/07/2017

     
  26. 7.3

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Every Valley

    Third studio album from London krautrock / synthpop band blending news commentary and audio clips about the mining industry in Wales

    Added: 01/07/2017

     
  27. 7.3

    Floating Points

    Reflections: Mojave Desert

    The first in a series of site-specific musical works and films from electronic musician and neuroscientist Sam Shepherd, recorded in the Californian desert

    Added: 29/06/2017

     
  28. 7.3

    Broken Social Scene

    Hug Of Thunder

    Fifth full-length studio album from the Canadian dream pop / art rock collective

    Added: 03/07/2017

     
  29. 7.2

    Palehound

    A Place I'll Always Go

    Second album from the Boston-based alt-rock trio led by Ellen Kempner

    Added: 23/06/2017

     
  30. 7.2

    Denai Moore

    We Used to Bloom

    Second LP from the British-Jamaican soul/R&B singer

    Added: 20/06/2017

     

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