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  1. 8.7

    ADM Rating
    Lemonade

    Beyonce

    Lemonade

    Sixth solo album from the R'n'B / pop superstar released initially online through Tidal, includes guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White

    Added: 25/04/2016

     
  2. 8.3

    A Moon Shaped Pool

    Radiohead

    A Moon Shaped Pool

    Ninth studio album from the alt rock stalwarts, again produced by Nigel Godrich and released suddenly

    Added: 10/05/2016

     
  3. 8.2

    Coloring Book

    Chance The Rapper

    Coloring Book

    Third official mix-tape from the label-averse Chicago rapper, featuring guest appearances from Kanye West, Justin Bieber and others

    Added: 17/05/2016

     
  4. 8.2

    Teens of Denial

    Car Seat Headrest

    Teens of Denial

    Second label-backed release from Will Toledo's lo-fi indie rock project

    Added: 18/05/2016

     
  5. 8.1

    Hopelessness

    Anohni

    Hopelessness

    Debut solo album of soulful electronica from the former singer of Antony and the Johnsons, produced by Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke

    Added: 04/05/2016

     
  6. 8.0

    Alas Salvation

    YAK

    Alas Salvation

    Debut album from the London-based indie rock trio produced by Pulp's bassist Steve Mackey (M.I.A., Florence + the Machine, Palma Violets)

    Added: 10/05/2016

     
  7. 7.9

    Bottomless Pit

    Death Grips

    Bottomless Pit

    Fifth album of experimental hip hop/punk rap from the California trio

    Added: 11/05/2016

     
  8. 7.9

    Holy Ghost

    Modern Baseball

    Holy Ghost

    Third album of pop punk from the Philadelphia-based four-piece produced by Hop Along's Joe Reinhart

    Added: 13/05/2016

     
  9. 7.8

    Konnichiwa

    Skepta

    Konnichiwa

    Fourth album from the London grime artist, including guest appearances by Jme, Wiley, Pharrell Williams and others

    Added: 10/05/2016

     
  10. 7.8

    Nonagon Infinity

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Nonagon Infinity

    Album number eight from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece which plays as one continuous loop

    Added: 28/04/2016

     
  11. 7.8

    Jessy Lanza

    Oh No

    Second album of alternative synth pop from the Canadian electronic singer-songwriter

    Added: 09/05/2016

     
  12. 7.7

    Kate Jackson

    British Road Movies

    Debut album of psychedelic indie pop from the former Long Blondes singer with her new band The Wrong Moves

    Added: 20/05/2016

     
  13. 7.7

    Andy Shauf

    The Party

    Third LP from the Regina singer-songwriter, on which each track tells the story of a house party from the perspective of one of its attendees

    Added: 20/05/2016

     
  14. 7.7

    Ash Koosha

    I AKA I

    Second album from the London-based Iranian electronic multi-instrumentalist composer, record producer and film director

    Added: 15/04/2016

     
  15. 7.6

    Marissa Nadler

    Strangers

    Seventh album from the Boston indie folk singer-songwriter, produced by longtime collaborator Randall Dunn

    Added: 16/05/2016

     
  16. 7.6

    Gregory Porter

    Take Me To The Alley

    Fourth studio album of soulful jazz, followup to 2014's Grammy winning Liquid Spirit

    Added: 09/05/2016

     
  17. 7.6

    Andy Stott

    Too Many Voices

    Album number five from the Manchester-based dub and techno producer

    Added: 25/04/2016

     
  18. 7.6

    Aesop Rock

    The Impossible Kid

    Seventh album from the San Francisco-based hip hop artist and producer Ian Matthias Bavitz

    Added: 03/05/2016

     
  19. 7.6

    James Blake

    The Colour In Anything

    Third album from the English electronic pop purveyor, featuring collaborations from Frank Ocean and Justin Vernon, and produced by Rick Rubin

    Added: 09/05/2016

     
  20. 7.5

    Gold Panda

    Good Luck And Do Your Best

    Third full-length album from the London-born electronic music producer, performer, and composer

    Added: 25/05/2016

     
  21. 7.5

    RM Hubbert

    Telling The Trees

    Fifth album of flamenco-tinged acoustic folk from the Glasgow, Scotland based singer-songwriter, each song a collaboration with a different artist

    Added: 29/04/2016

     
  22. 7.5

    LUH

    Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

    Debut album from former WU LYF member Ellery Roberts and girlfriend Ebony Hoorn, and acronym for "Lost Under Heaven"

    Added: 04/05/2016

     
  23. 7.5

    Kaytranada

    99.9%

    Seventh studio album, and first for XL, from the 23 year-old Haitian-Canadian electronic hiphop producer

    Added: 06/05/2016

     
  24. 7.4

    Thomas Cohen

    Bloom Forever

    Debut solo album of dreamy indie pop from the former S.C.U.M frontman

    Added: 06/05/2016

     
  25. 7.4

    Wire

    Nocturnal Koreans

    Fifteenth studio album from the veteran English post-punk band recorded at the same time as 2015's self-titled release

    Added: 22/04/2016

     
  26. 7.4

    Kyle Craft

    Dolls of Highland

    Debut album from multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, mixed by Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of The Helio Sequence

    Added: 28/04/2016

     
  27. 7.4

    Julianna Barwick

    Will

    Fourth album from the Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose ambient music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice

    Added: 03/05/2016

     
  28. 7.3

    White Lung

    Paradise

    Fourth album from the Vancouver punk group fronted by Mish Barber-Way and produced by Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Alice Glass)

    Added: 03/05/2016

     
  29. 7.3

    Kvelertak

    Nattesferd

    Third album of hard rock/heavy metal from the six-piece based in Rogaland, Norway

    Added: 16/05/2016

     
  30. 7.3

    Karl Blau

    Introducing Karl Blau

    An album of country cover versions from the experimental indie singer-songwriter from Anacortes, Washington

    Added: 17/05/2016

     

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