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The ADM rating is a weighted average from our survey of more than 50 sources , taking into account the number of reviews

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  1. 7.9

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    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

     
  2. 7.9

    Futurology

    Manic Street Preachers

    Futurology

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

    Added: 03/07/2014

     
  3. 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

     
  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

    Heal

    Strand Of Oaks

    Heal

    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

    Revival

    Bellowhead

    Revival

    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

    Old Crow Medicine Show

    Remedy

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

    Added: 01/07/2014

     
  13. 7.5

    Reigning Sound

    Shattered

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

    Added: 15/07/2014

     
  14. 7.5

    Alvvays

    Alvvays

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

    Added: 17/07/2014

     
  15. 7.4

    Mastodon

    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

     
  16. 7.4

    The Raveonettes

    Pe'ahi

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

    Added: 23/07/2014

     
  17. 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

     
  18. 7.4

    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

     
  19. 7.4

    Andrew Bird

    Things Are Really Great Here, Sort of...

    The Chicago-born violinist releases his eighth studio album, this time a collection of Handsome Family covers

    Added: 17/06/2014

     
  20. 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

     
  21. 7.3

    Peter Matthew Bauer

    Liberation!

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

    Added: 23/06/2014

     
  22. 7.3

    Lower

    Seek Warmer Climes

    Debut album from Copenhagen-based post-punk quartet

    Added: 17/06/2014

     
  23. 7.3

    Common

    Nobody's Smiling

    Tenth studio album from the Grammy-winning hip hop artist and actor produced by No I.D.

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  24. 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

     
  25. 7.2

    Wolves in the Throne Room

    Celestite

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

    Added: 08/07/2014

     
  26. 7.2

    Willie Nelson

    Band Of Brothers

    Country icon releases yet another album, this time with nine of the fourteen songs penned by Nelson himself

    Added: 17/06/2014

     
  27. 7.2

    Honeyblood

    Honeyblood

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

    Added: 10/07/2014

     
  28. 7.2

    Emma Tricca

    Relic

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

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  29. 7.2

    The Muffs

    Whoop Dee Doo

    Sixth album and first in a decade from the LA pop punk trio led by the only original member Kim Shattuck

    Added: 28/07/2014

     
  30. 7.2

    Joyce Manor

    Never Hungover Again

    Third album from Californian pop punk quartet

    Added: 22/07/2014

     

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