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  1. 8.5

    ADM Rating
    Lp1

    FKA Twigs

    Lp1

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

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  2. 8.1

    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. 7.9

    Lese Majesty

    Shabazz Palaces

    Lese Majesty

    Second album from the Seattle experimental hip-hop collective led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  4. 7.8

    From Scotland With Love

    King Creosote

    From Scotland With Love

    Kenny Anderson's soundtrack for the archive footage BBC documentary of the same name

    Added: 14/07/2014

     
  5. 7.8

    When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day

    Mirel Wagner

    When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day

    Second album from the Ethiopian-born Finnish singer-songwriter produced by techno producer Vladislav Delay

    Added: 11/08/2014

     
  6. 7.8

    Trouble in Paradise

    La Roux

    Trouble in Paradise

    After a 5 year break, some time out of the limelight and a split from producer/songwriter Ben Langmaid, Elly Jackson releases her second album

    Added: 14/07/2014

     
  7. 7.7

    They Want My Soul

    Spoon

    They Want My Soul

    Eighth studio album of rough and ready indie rock from the Austin, Texas band formed in 1993

    Added: 31/07/2014

     
  8. 7.7

    Wilderness of Mirrors

    Lawrence English

    Wilderness of Mirrors

    Latest release by the prolific English-born Brisbane-based ambient electronic musician and sound artist

    Added: 28/07/2014

     
  9. 7.7

    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

     
  10. 7.5

    Gist Is

    Adult Jazz

    Gist Is

    Debut album from Leeds art pop four-piece

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  11. 7.5

    Reigning Sound

    Shattered

    Latest release from the North Carolina-based garage punk quartet fronted by Greg Cartwright

    Added: 15/07/2014

     
  12. 7.5

    Jenny Lewis

    The Voyager

    Third solo album from the LA-born singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley frontwoman co-produced by Ryan Adams with Beck and Lewis' partner Jonathan Rice

    Added: 23/07/2014

     
  13. 7.5

    Alvvays

    Alvvays

    First full length of jangly indie-pop from the Toronto band

    Added: 17/07/2014

     
  14. 7.4

    Grumbling Fur

    Preternaturals

    Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker, now on The Quietus' label, release their third album of subtle psychedelia

    Added: 06/08/2014

     
  15. 7.3

    The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland

    Standards Volume III

    Third album from the quartet led by Bill Wells and featuring the voices of Lorna Gilfedder, Aby Vulliamy and Kate Sugden

    Added: 18/07/2014

     
  16. 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

     
  17. 7.3

    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

     
  18. 7.3

    Common

    Nobody's Smiling

    Tenth studio album from the Grammy-winning hip hop artist and actor produced by No I.D.

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  19. 7.2

    Owl John

    Owl John

    Debut solo album from Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison along with bandmate Andy Monaghan and touring guitarist Simon Liddell

    Added: 29/07/2014

     
  20. 7.2

    Moiré

    Shelter

    London-based producer releases his debut LP of intimate electronica

    Added: 19/08/2014

     
  21. 7.2

    Emma Tricca

    Relic

    Second album of indie folk from the London-based/Italian born singer-songwriter

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  22. 7.2

    Spider Bags

    Frozen Letter

    Fourth album of garage rock from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina band

    Added: 05/08/2014

     
  23. 7.2

    Joyce Manor

    Never Hungover Again

    Third album from Californian pop punk quartet

    Added: 22/07/2014

     
  24. 7.1

    The Raveonettes

    Pe'ahi

    Album number seven from the Danish noise pop duo recorded in southern California

    Added: 23/07/2014

     
  25. 7.1

    Woman's Hour

    Conversations

    Debut LP from the London swoon-pop four-piece, with visuals created in conjunction with fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg

    Added: 13/07/2014

     
  26. 7.1

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    Hypnotic Eye

    The legendary rockers release their thirteenth album, said to be a return in style to their 1976 debut

    Added: 27/07/2014

     
  27. 7.1

    Twin Peaks

    Wild Onion

    Chicago garage rock quartet follow up 2013's Sunken with their second album

    Added: 06/08/2014

     
  28. 7.1

    The Muffs

    Whoop Dee Doo

    Sixth album and first in a decade from the LA pop punk trio led by the only original member Kim Shattuck

    Added: 28/07/2014

     
  29. 7.1

    Soft Walls

    No Time

    Second solo album of psych folk from Brighton-based Dan Reeves who is also a member of Cold Pumas and owner of label Faux Discx

    Added: 29/07/2014

     
  30. 7.1

    Anna Calvi

    Strange Weather

    An EP of covers including Suicide and Bowie from the London-based singer-songwriter featuring a duet with David Byrne

    Added: 13/07/2014

     

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