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  1. 8.4

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    You're Dead!

    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

     
  2. 8.3

    Run The Jewels 2

    Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels 2

    Second studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  3. 8.3

    Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave

    The Twilight Sad

    Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave

    Fourth studio album from the Scottish indie rock outfit

    Added: 22/10/2014

     
  4. 8.2

    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

     
  5. 8.1

    Atomos

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    Atomos

    Second LP from ambient duo Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie is the score for Atomos, a dance piece by contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor

    Added: 03/10/2014

     
  6. 8.1

    Rips

    Ex Hex

    Rips

    Debut album from Washington DC trio fronted by former Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag guitarist Mary Timony

    Added: 08/10/2014

     
  7. 8.0

    Way Out Weather

    Steve Gunn

    Way Out Weather

    Album number nine from the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and former member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators

    Added: 08/10/2014

     
  8. 8.0

    Ruins

    Grouper

    Ruins

    Album number ten from the Californian-based ambient / dream pop musician Liz Harris is a stripped-back affair

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  9. 8.0

    Our Love

    Caribou

    Our Love

    Sixth LP from PhD holder and Polaris Prize winner Dan Snaith's primary electronic music project

    Added: 28/09/2014

     
  10. 8.0

    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

    Lucinda Williams

    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

    Eleventh studio album from the Grammy award winning Americana singer-songwriter and first on her own label

    Added: 29/09/2014

     
  11. 7.9

    Pharmakon

    Bestial Burden

    Second release of experimental industrial electronic noise from New York-based artist Margaret Chardiet

    Added: 13/10/2014

     
  12. 7.9

    Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

    Soused

    A collaboration between the veteran singer-songwriter and the experimental metal band

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  13. 7.9

    Godflesh

    A World Lit Only By Fire

    Seventh studio album from the industrial metal band formed in 1988 by Justin Broadrick and G.C. Green who released on their own label

    Added: 06/10/2014

     
  14. 7.8

    Vashti Bunyan

    Heartleap

    Third album from the veteran folk singer-songwriter, self-produced and recorded in her home studio

    Added: 07/10/2014

     
  15. 7.7

    Gazelle Twin

    Unflesh

    Second album of avant-garde electronica from Brighton-based Elizabeth Walling

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  16. 7.7

    Weyes Blood

    The Innocents

    Second album of folk / electronica from ex-Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering

    Added: 22/10/2014

     
  17. 7.6

    Mr Twin Sister

    Mr Twin Sister

    Second LP from the chilled Long Island indie pop quintet, now with "Mr" added to their name

    Added: 24/09/2014

     
  18. 7.6

    Hozier

    Hozier

    Debut LP by Irish singer songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne

    Added: 03/10/2014

     
  19. 7.5

    Iceage

    Plowing Into the Field of Love

    Third album from the Danish post-punk quartet who have now added horns and strings to their sound

    Added: 06/10/2014

     
  20. 7.5

    Taylor Swift

    1989

    The popstar takes inspiration from the music of the year of her birth on her fifth album

    Added: 24/10/2014

     
  21. 7.5

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    Unravelling

    Third album of post-punk / indie rock from the Scottish five-piece produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, The Phantom Band, Arab Strap)

    Added: 08/10/2014

     
  22. 7.4

    Jamie T

    Carry On The Grudge

    Third album of hip hop, folk and electronica from the London singer-songwriter produced by Cenzo Townshend (Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Snow Patrol)

    Added: 26/09/2014

     
  23. 7.4

    Mark Lanegan Band

    Phantom Radio

    Latest release from the former Screaming Trees frontman this time influenced by post-punk and electronics of his youth

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  24. 7.3

    Dorian Concept

    Joined Ends

    Second album from the Austrian electronic composer and producer Oliver Thomas Johnson

    Added: 21/10/2014

     
  25. 7.3

    SBTRKT

    Wonder Where We Land

    Second album from masked producer Aaron Jerome, featuring Jesse Ware, Ezra Koenig and A$AP Ferg

    Added: 21/09/2014

     
  26. 7.3

    Ultimate Painting

    Ultimate Painting

    Debut indie pop collaboration between James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes)

    Added: 23/10/2014

     
  27. 7.3

    Marianne Faithfull

    Give My Love To London

    20th solo album from the veteran English singer-songwriter with collaboratons with Nick Cave, Anna Calvi and Roger Waters

    Added: 26/09/2014

     
  28. 7.3

    Electric Wizard

    Time To Die

    Eighth studio album from the English doom metal band formed in 1993 produced by guitarist Jus Oborn

    Added: 01/10/2014

     
  29. 7.2

    Ital

    Endgame

    Third album of experimental techno from Brooklyn producer Daniel Martin-McCormick

    Added: 21/10/2014

     
  30. 7.2

    Steve Reich

    Radio Rewrite

    The contemporary composer releases this Radiohead inspired piece alongside reimaginings of earlier material by Jonny Greenwood and Vicky Chow

    Added: 13/10/2014

     

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