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  1. 8.4

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    Run The Jewels 2

    Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels 2

    Second studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  2. 8.2

    Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave

    The Twilight Sad

    Nobody Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave

    Fourth studio album from the Scottish indie rock outfit

    Added: 22/10/2014

     
  3. 8.0

    Clark

    Clark

    Clark

    The live instrument-grounded IDM producer Chris Clark releases his seventh LP on Warp

    Added: 04/11/2014

     
  4. 8.0

    The Hum

    Hookworms

    The Hum

    Second album of psychedelic indie rock from Leeds-based five-piece

    Added: 06/11/2014

     
  5. 8.0

    Ruins

    Grouper

    Ruins

    Album number ten from the Californian-based ambient / dream pop musician Liz Harris is a stripped-back affair

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  6. 7.9

    Bestial Burden

    Pharmakon

    Bestial Burden

    Second release of experimental industrial electronic noise from New York-based artist Margaret Chardiet

    Added: 13/10/2014

     
  7. 7.9

    Soused

    Scott Walker + Sunn O)))

    Soused

    A collaboration between the veteran singer-songwriter and the experimental metal band

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  8. 7.8

    Xen

    Arca

    Xen

    Having worked with FKA Twigs and on Yeezus, London-based Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi releases his debut long player

    Added: 04/11/2014

     
  9. 7.8

    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

     
  10. 7.7

    Unflesh

    Gazelle Twin

    Unflesh

    Second album of avant-garde electronica from Brighton-based Elizabeth Walling

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  11. 7.7

    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

     
  12. 7.7

    Alex G

    DSU

    Alex Giannascoli's first label-released album of bedroom guitar pop comes to the UK

    Added: 30/10/2014

     
  13. 7.7

    Weyes Blood

    The Innocents

    Second album of folk / electronica from ex-Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering

    Added: 22/10/2014

     
  14. 7.7

    Fugazi

    First Demo

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

    Added: 19/11/2014

     
  15. 7.6

    Kiasmos

    Kiasmos

    Debut LP from the techno collaboration between Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup's Janus Rasmussen

    Added: 30/10/2014

     
  16. 7.6

    Dean Blunt

    Black Metal

    Experimental lo-fi R&B, dub and electronica from the London producer who is also one half of art and music project Hype Williams

    Added: 03/11/2014

     
  17. 7.4

    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

     
  18. 7.4

    Dorian Concept

    Joined Ends

    Second album from the Austrian electronic composer and producer Oliver Thomas Johnson

    Added: 21/10/2014

     
  19. 7.4

    Taylor Swift

    1989

    The popstar takes inspiration from the music of the year of her birth on her fifth album

    Added: 24/10/2014

     
  20. 7.4

    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

     
  21. 7.4

    Dels

    Petals Have Fallen

    Second hip hop album from London-based rapper, graphics designer and filmmaker Keiren Gallear

    Added: 03/11/2014

     
  22. 7.4

    Mark Lanegan Band

    Phantom Radio

    Latest release from the former Screaming Trees frontman this time influenced by post-punk and electronics of his youth

    Added: 15/10/2014

     
  23. 7.4

    Dope Body

    Lifer

    Third album from the Baltimore quartet that merges math rock and hardcore punk

    Added: 30/10/2014

     
  24. 7.3

    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

     
  25. 7.3

    Deerhoof

    La Isla Bonita

    Album number twelve from the San Francisco noise pop quartet produced by Nick Sylvester and recorded live in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement

    Added: 03/11/2014

     
  26. 7.3

    Ultimate Painting

    Ultimate Painting

    Debut indie pop collaboration between James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes)

    Added: 23/10/2014

     
  27. 7.3

    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

     
  28. 7.2

    Ital

    Endgame

    Third album of experimental techno from Brooklyn producer Daniel Martin-McCormick

    Added: 21/10/2014

     
  29. 7.2

    Steve Reich

    Radio Rewrite

    The contemporary composer releases this Radiohead inspired piece alongside reimaginings of earlier material by Jonny Greenwood and Vicky Chow

    Added: 13/10/2014

     
  30. 7.2

    Tony Allen

    Film of Life

    The Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter's latest record features collaborations with Damon Albarn, Adunni and Nefretiti, and Kuku

    Added: 03/11/2014

     

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