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  1. 7.9

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    Manic Street Preachers


    Album number twelve from the Welsh indie rock band coming just nine months after Rewind The Film

    Added: 03/07/2014

  2. 7.9

    Sea When Absent

    A Sunny Day in Glasgow

    Sea When Absent

    Fourth album of shoegaze dream pop from the Philadelphia-based six-piece, led by Ben Daniels

    Added: 23/06/2014

  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

    Beware The Fetish

    Kasai Allstars

    Beware The Fetish

    Second Western release from the Republic Of Congo musical collective produced by Vincent Kenis

    Added: 25/06/2014

  5. 7.8

    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

  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

    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

  8. 7.7


    Strand Of Oaks


    Third album from Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter includes a contribution from J Mascis

    Added: 24/06/2014

  9. 7.7

    Typical System

    Total Control

    Typical System

    Second album from the Melbourne post-punk five-piece formed by Eddy Current Suppression Ring band member Mikey Young and UV Race's Dan Stewart

    Added: 27/06/2014

  10. 7.7




    Album number five and first for a major label from the English folk band which comprises mainly of traditional folk songs and sea shanties

    Added: 22/06/2014

  11. 7.6

    The Soft Pink Truth

    Why Do Heathen Rage?

    Third release - an album of black metal covers - from Drew Daniel who is one-half of Baltimore experimental electronica duo Matmos

    Added: 20/06/2014

  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

    Old Crow Medicine Show


    Eighth studio album from the Nashville-based Grammy-winning neu-folk bluegrass outfit

    Added: 01/07/2014

  14. 7.5

    Reigning Sound


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

    Added: 15/07/2014

  15. 7.5



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

    Added: 17/07/2014

  16. 7.4

    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

  17. 7.4


    Once More 'Round The Sun

    Sixth album from the Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal band, recorded in Franklin, Tennessee, with producer Nick Raskulinecz

    Added: 19/06/2014

  18. 7.4

    Remember Remember

    Forgetting The Present

    Third album of experimental, melodic instrumentals from the Glasgow-based band fronted by Graeme Ronald

    Added: 29/06/2014

  19. 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

  20. 7.3

    Wolves in the Throne Room


    Fifth studio album from the Washingtonian black metal band released on their own label

    Added: 08/07/2014

  21. 7.3

    Peter Matthew Bauer


    First solo album from The Walkmen's multi-instrumentalist as the band enter an "extreme hiatus"

    Added: 23/06/2014

  22. 7.3

    Slow Club

    Complete Surrender

    Third record of soulful indie pop from the Sheffield duo produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Cherry Ghost)

    Added: 09/07/2014

  23. 7.3

    The Raveonettes


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

    Added: 23/07/2014

  24. 7.2



    Debut album of indie pop from the Glasgow duo produced by Peter Katis (Frightened Rabbit, The National)

    Added: 10/07/2014

  25. 7.2

    Emma Tricca


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

    Added: 25/07/2014

  26. 7.2

    Joyce Manor

    Never Hungover Again

    Third album from Californian pop punk quartet

    Added: 22/07/2014

  27. 7.2



    Debut album from the London-based modern soul / funk collective led by founding members Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland

    Added: 09/07/2014

  28. 7.2

    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

  29. 7.2



    Second album following their 2008 debut from the Australian indie-folk duo produced by The National's Aaron Dessner

    Added: 22/07/2014

  30. 7.2

    How to Dress Well

    What Is This Heart?

    Third album of ambient, alternative r&b from Tom Krell, the American singer-songwriter

    Added: 19/06/2014


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