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  1. 9.3

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    Black Messiah

    D'Angelo And The Vanguard

    Black Messiah

    Third studio album and first for fourteen years from the Richmond, Virginia, neo soul / funk multi-instrumentalist and record producer

    Added: 17/12/2014

     
  2. 8.0

    Faith in Strangers

    Andy Stott

    Faith in Strangers

    The Mancunian electronic producer's 4th album, again featuring the voice of his teenage piano teacher Alison Skidmore

    Added: 19/11/2014

     
  3. 7.8

    Sea Island

    Loscil

    Sea Island

    Tenth LP from Vancouver ambient electronic producer and Destroyer drummer Scott Morgan

    Added: 25/11/2014

     
  4. 7.7

    In the Seams

    Saint Saviour

    In the Seams

    Second solo album from Rebecca Jones, produced by Billl Ryder-Jones and featuring the Manchester Camerata Orchestra

    Added: 17/11/2014

     
  5. 7.7

    First Demo

    Fugazi

    First Demo

    The legendary DC post-hardcore act release their first demo, recorded in 1988

    Added: 19/11/2014

     
  6. 7.7

    My Favourite Faded Fantasy

    Damien Rice

    My Favourite Faded Fantasy

    Album number three and first for eight years from the Irish indie folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 13/11/2014

     
  7. 7.6

    Content Nausea

    Parkay Quarts

    Content Nausea

    Parquet Courts frontmen Austin Brown and Andrew Savage record a side project straight to four-track with a host of guests

    Added: 11/11/2014

     
  8. 7.5

    Cadillactica

    Big K.R.I.T.

    Cadillactica

    Second studio LP from the Mississippi rapper, with guests including Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco and ASAP Ferg

    Added: 22/11/2014

     
  9. 7.3

    Nothing Important

    Richard Dawson

    Nothing Important

    Third LP of narrative folk rock from the Newcastle singer-songwriter

    Added: 11/11/2014

     
  10. 7.3

    Turning

    Antony And The Johnsons

    Turning

    Music from Antony Hegarty's 2006 live tour, released alongside the DVD of a documentary of the concerts produced with artist Charles Atlas

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  11. 7.3

    Charli XCX

    Sucker

    Second LP from the English popstar, cowritten with, among others, Rivers Cuomo & Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 14/12/2014

     
  12. 7.2

    Owen

    Other People's Songs

    Latest release from the Chicago indie rock singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella is an album of cover version

    Added: 09/12/2014

     
  13. 7.2

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

    Fifth album in less than 3 years from the psychedelic Australian jam band

    Added: 28/11/2014

     
  14. 7.2

    Azealia Banks

    Broke With Expensive Taste

    Belated digital release for the NY rapper's debut full length release, originally scheduled for 2012

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  15. 7.2

    TV on the Radio

    Seeds

    The Brooklyn art rock band with album No.5, following up the acclaimed Nine Types Of Light after a gap of three years

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  16. 7.2

    Fryars

    Power

    Second album of offbeat pop from London-based Benjamin Garrett

    Added: 17/11/2014

     
  17. 7.1

    Ariel Pink

    Pom Pom

    A double album of far-out psych rock from LA-based Ariel Marcus Rosenberg

    Added: 14/11/2014

     
  18. 7.1

    Mr Mitch

    Parallel Memories

    Debut full-length grime release from South London producer Miles Mitchell

    Added: 01/12/2014

     
  19. 7.1

    Cult of Youth

    Final Days

    Sean Ragon is now backed by Jasper McGandy an Chrstian Kount for his third LP of punk-influenced psychedelic neofolk v

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  20. 6.9

    Paul Smith & Peter Brewis

    Frozen By Sight

    Collaboration between Paul Smith from Maximo Park and Field Music’s Peter Brewis based around Smith's travel writing and observations

    Added: 17/11/2014

     
  21. 6.9

    AC/DC

    Rock Or Bust

    Album number sixteen from the Australian rock veterans and first without guitarist Malcolm Young since was diagnosed with dementia

    Added: 28/11/2014

     
  22. 6.9

    Torn Hawk

    Let's Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

    Layered guitar instrumentals filled out by drum machines and synths, from musician and video artist Luke Wyatt

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  23. 6.9

    Serengeti

    Kenny Dennis III

    Latest from Kenny Davis, alt hip hop artist David Cohn's Chicago-centric character

    Added: 24/11/2014

     
  24. 6.9

    Mary J Blige

    The London Sessions

    Album number thirteen from the New York City R&B singer includes contributions from Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé and Sam Smith

    Added: 27/11/2014

     
  25. 6.9

    Los Campesinos!

    A Los Campesinos! Christmas

    Seasonal EP from the Cardiff indie pop band comprises five originals and a cover of Mud's 'Lonely This Christmas'

    Added: 18/12/2014

     
  26. 6.8

    Slim Twig

    A Hound At The Hem

    Max Turnbull's Nabakov and Gainsbourg-inspired spooky indie LP from 2012 is re-released by DFA Records

    Added: 24/11/2014

     
  27. 6.8

    Nicki Minaj

    The Pink Print

    Third album of rap and pop from the Trinidad-born MC from Queens, New York

    Added: 16/12/2014

     
  28. 6.8

    iamamiwhoami

    Blue

    Third album from Jonna Lee's audiovisual synthpop project

    Added: 12/11/2014

     
  29. 6.8

    Ty Segall

    $ingle$2

    Second singles collection from San Fran garage punk rocker, featuring tracks from the past 4 years

    Added: 20/11/2014

     
  30. 6.8

    Ghostface Killah

    36 Seasons

    Album number eleven from the NYC hip hop artist and member of the Wu-Tang Clan

    Added: 08/12/2014

     

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