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  1. 8.4

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    Blackstar

    David Bowie

    Blackstar

    Twenty fifth studio album from the legendary art-rock musician who died days after its release

    Added: 02/01/2016

     
  2. 8.1

    In Search Of Harperfield

    Emma Pollock

    In Search Of Harperfield

    Third solo album from former Delgados singer produced by her husband Paul Savage

    Added: 01/02/2016

     
  3. 8.0

    The Ghosts of Highway 20

    Lucinda Williams

    The Ghosts of Highway 20

    Twelfth studio album from the Americana legend, with guitar work from Greg Leisz and Bill Frisell

    Added: 25/01/2016

     
  4. 8.0

    Malibu

    Anderson .Paak

    Malibu

    Second album under the Anderson .Paak name from Oxnard, Ca. rapper Brandon Paak Anderson, with guests including Schoolboy Q and The Game

    Added: 20/01/2016

     
  5. 7.8

    Weem

    De Rosa

    Weem

    Third album from the Scottish indie rock band, their first since reforming in 2012

    Added: 22/01/2016

     
  6. 7.8

    Adore Life

    Savages

    Adore Life

    Second album from the London-based post-punk quartet

    Added: 15/01/2016

     
  7. 7.6

    Third Law

    Roly Porter

    Third Law

    Third studio album of electronic music from the Bristol-based producer, once one half of dubstep duo Vex'd

    Added: 25/01/2016

     
  8. 7.6

    Wabi-Sabi

    Cross Record

    Wabi-Sabi

    Second album from the Texas-based songwriter Emily Cross produced by her husband Dan Duszynski

    Added: 29/01/2016

     
  9. 7.6

    Emotional Mugger

    Ty Segall

    Emotional Mugger

    Eighth solo album from the prolific lo-fi San Francisco garage rocker

    Added: 20/01/2016

     
  10. 7.6

    Jet Plane and Oxbow

    Shearwater

    Jet Plane and Oxbow

    First album of new and original material in 4 years from Jonathan Meiburg's Austin indie/psych rock band, with additional composition/instrumentation by composer Brian Reitzell

    Added: 15/01/2016

     
  11. 7.5

    Tindersticks

    The Waiting Room

    Album number eleven from the Nottingham-based indie rock / chamber pop outfit

    Added: 15/01/2016

     
  12. 7.5

    Suede

    Night Thoughts

    Seventh album from the English alt. rock group, their second since reforming in 2010, to be accompanied by a film directed by Robert Sargent

    Added: 17/01/2016

     
  13. 7.5

    MONEY

    Suicide Songs

    Second album from the Manchester alt. rock band fronted by Jamie Lee

    Added: 26/01/2016

     
  14. 7.5

    Daughter

    Not To Disappear

    Second album from the London-based British/Swiss/French indie-folk three piece fronted by Elena Tonra

    Added: 10/01/2016

     
  15. 7.4

    Kevin Gates

    Islah

    After a series of mixtapes the Baton Rouge rapper releases his first major label studio album

    Added: 05/02/2016

     
  16. 7.4

    Jeremih

    Late Nights: The Album

    Third studio album from the Chicago-born producer and rapper

    Added: 01/01/2016

     
  17. 7.4

    Eleanor Friedberger

    New View

    Third solo album from the Fiery Furnaces singer, her first on Frenchkiss

    Added: 17/01/2016

     
  18. 7.3

    Hinds

    Leave Me Alone

    Debut album from the Madrid-based garage rock quartet

    Added: 04/01/2016

     
  19. 7.3

    John Cale

    Music For A New Society - M:FANS

    The ex-Velvet Underground member has reworked his 1982 record as M:FANS, casting it in a new light after the death of bandmate Lou Reed

    Added: 20/01/2016

     
  20. 7.2

    Sunflower Bean

    Human Ceremony

    Debut album from the Brooklyn-based psych-pop trio Nick Kivlen, Julia Cumming, and Jacob Faber

    Added: 04/02/2016

     
  21. 7.2

    Chairlift

    Moth

    Third album from Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly

    Added: 22/01/2016

     
  22. 7.2

    Field Music

    Commontime

    Sixth album of alternative pop from Sunderland band led by brothers David and Peter Brewis

    Added: 02/02/2016

     
  23. 7.2

    NZCA/Lines

    Infinite Summer

    Second album of electronic R&B from Michael Lovett, now with guitarist Charlotte Hatherley (Bat For Lashes, Ash) and drummer Sarah Jones (Hot Chip)

    Added: 22/01/2016

     
  24. 7.1

    Junior Boys

    Big Black Coat

    Album number five from the Ontario, Canada electronic pop duo Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus

    Added: 04/02/2016

     
  25. 7.1

    Nonkeen

    The Gamble

    An album of expressionistic, experimental electronica from NIls Frahm and childhood friends Frederec Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald

    Added: 05/02/2016

     
  26. 7.1

    Aidan Knight

    Each Other

    Third album from the Victoria, BC experimental folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 01/02/2016

     
  27. 7.0

    Diiv

    Is The Is Are

    Second album of guitar-driven dream pop and shoegaze from the Brooklyn quartet led by Zachary Cole Smith

    Added: 02/02/2016

     
  28. 7.0

    Megadeth

    Dystopia

    The LA thrash metal band return to their heavier roots for the fifteenth studio album

    Added: 22/01/2016

     
  29. 6.9

    Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

    Pond Scum

    A collection of career-spanning tracks recorded for the late Radio 1 DJ John Peel over a period of 8 years

    Added: 26/01/2016

     
  30. 6.9

    Tuff Love

    Resort

    Debut album of lo-fi indie pop from the Glaswegian duo, made up of previously released EPs 'Junk', 'Dross', and 'Dregs'

    Added: 01/02/2016

     

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