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  1. 8.3

    ADM Rating
    M3LL155X

    FKA Twigs

    M3LL155X

    English experimental pop artist releases her follow-up to LP1: an EP pronounced "Melissa"

    Added: 19/08/2015

     
  2. 8.1

    Poison Season

    Destroyer

    Poison Season

    Album number ten from the Canadian indie rock band fronted by New Pornographers member Dan Bejar

    Added: 24/08/2015

     
  3. 8.0

    Etch And Etch Deep

    Haiku Salut

    Etch And Etch Deep

    Derbyshire instrumental trio release their second album of what they call “Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other”

    Added: 02/08/2015

     
  4. 7.9

    High

    Royal Headache

    High

    Sydney-based punk/garage rock four-piece release their second album

    Added: 18/08/2015

     
  5. 7.8

    Star Wars

    Wilco

    Star Wars

    Studio album number nine from the Chicago-based alt.rock six-piece self-released as a free download

    Added: 21/07/2015

     
  6. 7.8

    Compton

    Dr. Dre

    Compton

    First album for sixteen years from the influential hip hop artist and producer Andre Young is a companion piece to the new N.W.A biopic

    Added: 10/08/2015

     
  7. 7.7

    The Blade

    Ashley Monroe

    The Blade

    Third album from the Tennessee country singer and member of Jack White's Third Man House Band, produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank

    Added: 24/07/2015

     
  8. 7.7

    The Most Lamentable Tragedy

    Titus Andronicus

    The Most Lamentable Tragedy

    The fourth album from Patrick Stickles' New Jersey punk band is a 29 song rock opera about manic depression

    Added: 23/07/2015

     
  9. 7.7

    Georgia

    Georgia

    Georgia

    Debut album of electro pop from London-born multi-instrumentalist Georgia Barnes, daughter of Leftfield’s Neil Barnes

    Added: 06/08/2015

     
  10. 7.6

    Duets

    Richard Fairhurst & John Taylor

    Duets

    Collaboration between contemporary jazz pianist Taylor (who died just before its release) and his former student Fairhurst

    Added: 09/08/2015

     
  11. 7.5

    C Duncan

    Architect

    Debut album from the classically trained Glasgow-born indie pop composer and musician

    Added: 24/07/2015

     
  12. 7.5

    Locrian

    Infinite Dissolution

    Latest release from the Chicago-based experimental drone rock band

    Added: 24/07/2015

     
  13. 7.5

    Julio Bashmore

    Knockin Boots

    Debut album from the Bristol producer and DJ Matt Walker

    Added: 01/08/2015

     
  14. 7.5

    The Telescopes

    Hidden Fields

    Eighth studio album from the English shoegaze / noise rock formed in 1987 and led by Stephen Lawrie

    Added: 14/08/2015

     
  15. 7.5

    The Maccabees

    Marks To Prove It

    Fourth album from the indie rock 5-piece recorded in their own London studio

    Added: 24/07/2015

     
  16. 7.5

    Chelsea Wolfe

    Abyss

    Fifth studio album from the Sacramento experimental, noise-folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 05/08/2015

     
  17. 7.4

    Gwenno

    Y Dydd Olaf

    First solo release from the Cardiff-born electropop musician and former member of The Pipettes

    Added: 24/07/2015

     
  18. 7.4

    The Phoenix Foundation

    Give Up Your Dreams

    Sixth album of dreamy indie rock from the Wellington, New Zealand five-piece

    Added: 06/08/2015

     
  19. 7.4

    Deradoorian

    The Expanding Flower Planet

    Debut solo album from LA-based experimental alt.rock musician Angel Deradoorian and former Dirty Projectors singer

    Added: 21/08/2015

     
  20. 7.4

    Palehound

    Dry Food

    Debut full-length of indie garage rock from 21 year old singer-songwriter Ellen Kemper

    Added: 18/08/2015

     
  21. 7.4

    Fucked Up

    Year Of The Hare

    The latest in a series of Chinese Zodiac-themed EPs from the Toronto hardcore punk six-piece

    Added: 20/07/2015

     
  22. 7.4

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

    Blossom

    First album from the former Gallows and Pure Love vocalist's latest project, produced by Thomas Mitchener at Broadfields Studio in Watford

    Added: 19/08/2015

     
  23. 7.3

    Future

    Ds2

    Third album from Atlanta, Georgia hip hop artist Nayvadius Cash

    Added: 22/07/2015

     
  24. 7.3

    Golden Rules

    Golden Ticket

    Collaboration between the south London hip-hop producer Paul White and the Florida-based rapper Eric Biddines

    Added: 07/08/2015

     
  25. 7.3

    Slim Twig

    Thanks for Stickin With Twig

    Latest release from the prolific Toronto indie pop musician and actor Max Turnbull

    Added: 05/08/2015

     
  26. 7.3

    Carly Rae Jepsen

    E·MO·TION

    Third studio album from the Canadian dance pop artist and former Canadian Idol contestant

    Added: 18/08/2015

     
  27. 7.3

    La Luz

    Weirdo Shrine

    Second album of surf rock from the Seattle quartet produced and engineered by Ty Segall

    Added: 05/08/2015

     
  28. 7.2

    M.E.S.H.

    Piteous Gate

    Full-length debut of techno, underground hip-hop and IDM from Berlin-based producer James Whipple who is also part of the Janus collective

    Added: 05/08/2015

     
  29. 7.2

    Beach House

    Depression Cherry

    Dream pop duo release their fifth album, recorded with Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

    Added: 18/08/2015

     
  30. 7.2

    Ghost

    Meliora

    The title of the Swedish doom/heavy metal act's third album means 'the pursuit of the better' in Latin

    Added: 21/08/2015

     

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