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  1. 9.2

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    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Kendrick Lamar

    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Third studio album from the Compton rap artist with Dr. Dre as executive producer

    Added: 19/03/2015

     
  2. 9.0

    Carrie & Lowell

    Sufjan Stevens

    Carrie & Lowell

    Recorded in his home studio in Brooklyn, Sufjan returns to his indie folk roots for his seventh "official" studio album, named after his mother (who died in 2012) and his step-father

    Added: 24/03/2015

     
  3. 8.3

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Courtney Barnett

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Debut album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  4. 8.2

    Ten Love Songs

    Susanne Sundfør

    Ten Love Songs

    Sixth album from the Norwegian singer-songwriter includes collaborations with Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Röyksopp

    Added: 01/03/2015

     
  5. 8.1

    Fantasy Empire

    Lightning Bolt

    Fantasy Empire

    Eighth album from the Rhode Island noise rock duo

    Added: 18/03/2015

     
  6. 8.0

    Hinterland

    Lonelady

    Hinterland

    Second album of indie electro pop from Julie Ann Campbell, the Manchester-born singer-songwriter

    Added: 24/03/2015

     
  7. 7.9

    Short Movie

    Laura Marling

    Short Movie

    Album number five from the indie folk singer-songwriter is self-produced and features an electric backing band

    Added: 18/03/2015

     
  8. 7.9

    The Most Important Place In The World

    Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

    The Most Important Place In The World

    Second collaboration between the Scots composer and Arab Strab member, with artwork by Moffat's 6 year old son

    Added: 16/03/2015

     
  9. 7.9

    Down To Believing

    Allison Moorer

    Down To Believing

    Eighth studio album of alt country / folk from the Alabama-born singer-songwriter produced by Kenny Greenberg

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  10. 7.8

    Goon

    Tobias Jesso Jr.

    Goon

    Debut album from the Canadian singer-songwriter with Patrick Carney and Ariel Rechstaid as guest producers

    Added: 12/03/2015

     
  11. 7.7

    Pile

    You’re Better Than This

    Fourth album from the New England indie rock band, and first to be made available in the UK

    Added: 05/03/2015

     
  12. 7.7

    Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

    After

    Second album from the Maine singer-songwriter Aly Spaltro

    Added: 04/03/2015

     
  13. 7.7

    Evans The Death

    Expect Delays

    Second full-length offering from the London grunge pop / indie pop four-piece fronted by singer Katherine Whitaker

    Added: 06/03/2015

     
  14. 7.6

    Songhoy Blues

    Music in Exile

    Debut from the Northern Mali band produced by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Added: 28/02/2015

     
  15. 7.6

    Matthew E. White

    Fresh Blood

    Second release from the Virginian singer-songwriter and arranger-cum-studio owner

    Added: 06/03/2015

     
  16. 7.6

    Gretchen Peters

    Blackbirds

    The country singer's latest album features appearances from Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey and Suzy Bogguss

    Added: 17/02/2015

     
  17. 7.5

    Romare

    Projections

    Debut from London-based electronic music producer Archie Fairhurst featuring samples of African-American songs, speeches, interviews and field recordings

    Added: 25/02/2015

     
  18. 7.5

    Tuxedo

    Tuxedo

    Collaboration between Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One and Detroit soul singer Mayer Hawthorne

    Added: 04/03/2015

     
  19. 7.5

    Dick Diver

    Melbourne Florida

    Third studio album from the Melbourne indie-pop quartet recorded by Mikey Young of Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring

    Added: 12/03/2015

     
  20. 7.5

    THEESatisfaction

    EarthEE

    Second album from the Seattle-based rap duo Stasia "Stas" Irons and Catherine "Cat" Harris-White

    Added: 20/02/2015

     
  21. 7.4

    Spectres

    Dying

    Debut full-length from Bristol-based noise rock quartet

    Added: 23/02/2015

     
  22. 7.4

    Vessels

    Dilate

    Third studio album from the Leeds quintet centres around electronics rather than guitars from previous albums

    Added: 02/03/2015

     
  23. 7.4

    Drake

    If You're Reading This It's Too Late

    The surprise mixtape from the Canadian rapper exactly six years from his breakout release So Far Gone

    Added: 17/02/2015

     
  24. 7.4

    Jam City

    Dream A Garden

    UK-based DJ and producer Jack Latham releases his second album of ambient techno

    Added: 25/03/2015

     
  25. 7.4

    Dan Deacon

    Gliss Riffer

    Tenth album from the Baltimore-based electronica producer

    Added: 19/02/2015

     
  26. 7.4

    The Staves

    If I Was

    Second album from the Watford folk rock trio, recorded in Wisconsin by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)

    Added: 23/03/2015

     
  27. 7.3

    Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah

    Sour Soul

    Collaboration between Canadian jazz instrumental hip hop trio BadBadNotGood and the Wu-Tang Clan member

    Added: 16/02/2015

     
  28. 7.3

    Sonny & The Sunsets

    Talent Night At The Ashram

    A series of psychedelic-sounding songs originally conceived as short films from the mercurial singer songwriter

    Added: 18/02/2015

     
  29. 7.3

    Steve Gunn And The Black Twig Pickers

    Seasonal Hire

    Collaboration between the Brooklyn-based guitarist and singer-songwriter and the Virginia Appalachian-folk trio

    Added: 26/02/2015

     
  30. 7.2

    Screaming Females

    Rose Mountain

    Album number six from the New Jersey indie punk trio produced by Mat Bayles (Minus The Bear, Cursive, Mastodon)

    Added: 24/02/2015

     

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