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  1. 9.1

    ADM Rating
    Ghosteen

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    Ghosteen

    Seventheenth studio album from the alternative rock band self-produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is the final part of a trilogy of albums following Push the Sky Away (2013) and Skeleton Tree (2016)

    Added: 04/10/2019

     
  2. 8.4

    All Mirrors

    Angel Olsen

    All Mirrors

    Fourth full-length studio release from American singer-songwriter produced by Grammy Award-winning John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans)

    Added: 30/09/2019

     
  3. 8.3

    Two Hands

    Big Thief

    Two Hands

    Fourth album and second of 2019 from the indie rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker and recorded live

    Added: 08/10/2019

     
  4. 8.2

    Jaime

    Brittany Howard

    Jaime

    Debut full-length solo album from the Alabama Shakes frontwoman dedicated to her sister

    Added: 19/09/2019

     
  5. 8.2

    2020

    Richard Dawson

    2020

    Sixth album of narrative folk rock from the Newcastle singer-songwriter

    Added: 11/10/2019

     
  6. 8.1

    All My Heroes Are Cornballs

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    All My Heroes Are Cornballs

    Third full-length album from the Baltimore-based experimental hip-hop artist features guest appearances from Abdu Ali, Helena Deland and Buzzy Lee

    Added: 13/09/2019

     
  7. 8.1

    The Practice Of Love

    Jenny Hval

    The Practice Of Love

    Seventh studio album from Norwegian singer-songwriter and novelist featuring guest appearances from Félicia Atkinson, Laura Jean and Vivian Wang

    Added: 13/09/2019

     
  8. 8.1

    House of Sugar

    (Sandy) Alex G

    House of Sugar

    Ninth album from the Philadelphia lo-fi indie rock musician Alex Giannascoli

    Added: 12/09/2019

     
  9. 8.0

    In Cauda Venenum

    Opeth

    In Cauda Venenum

    Thirteenth full-length studio release for the Swedish progressive death metal group produced at Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard). Comes in Swedish and English versions

    Added: 26/09/2019

     
  10. 7.9

    The Talkies

    Girl Band

    The Talkies

    Follow up to the Irish rock band's ground breaking 2015 debut, recorded at Ballintubbert House in Ireland with the aim of making an audio representation of the house through exploring the phenomenon of sound

    Added: 23/09/2019

     
  11. 7.9

    Danny Brown

    Uknowhatimsayin¿

    Fifth full-length album from the Detroit experimental hip hop artist featuring guest appearances from Run the Jewels, Obongjayar, Jpegmafia and Blood Orange

    Added: 02/10/2019

     
  12. 7.9

    Mark Lanegan Band

    Somebody’s Knocking

    Eleventh studio album from the Seattle-based alt.rock musician with contributions from Martin Jenkins, Rob Marshall, and Sietse van Gorkom

    Added: 14/10/2019

     
  13. 7.9

    Kim Gordon

    No Home Record

    Debut full-length solo album from the Sonic Youth co-founder produced by Justin Raisen (Marissa Nadler, Sky Ferreira, Angel Olsen)

    Added: 09/10/2019

     
  14. 7.9

    Elbow

    Giants of All Sizes

    Album number eight from the Manchester alt.rock band includes a guest appearance from Jesca Hoop

    Added: 10/10/2019

     
  15. 7.8

    Floating Points

    Crush

    Third album from the London-based producer and composer Sam Shepherd

    Added: 15/10/2019

     
  16. 7.8

    Sam Fender

    Hypersonic Missiles

    Debut full-length album from the indie singer-songwriter named one of the BBC's Sound of 2018

    Added: 12/09/2019

     
  17. 7.8

    Foals

    Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2

    Sixth studio album and the second half of this project from the Oxford-based rock quartet

    Added: 16/10/2019

     
  18. 7.8

    Wilco

    Ode To Joy

    Eleventh studio album from pioneering Chicago folk rock band featuring songs written and produced by Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Wilco at the bands' own Chicago studio dubbed The Loft

    Added: 02/10/2019

     
  19. 7.8

    Vagabon

    Vagabon

    Second album of indie rock from the Cameroon-born, New York-raised, multi-instrumentalist Laetitia Tamko

    Added: 17/10/2019

     
  20. 7.7

    Caroline Polachek

    Pang

    Debut album from the former Chairlift singer working with producers A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle, and Valley Girl

    Added: 18/10/2019

     
  21. 7.7

    Vivian Girls

    Memory

    Fourth album from the Brooklyn indie pop trio after reforming following their 2014 split

    Added: 20/09/2019

     
  22. 7.6

    Lightning Bolt

    Sonic Citadel

    Seventh album from the Rhode Island noise rock duo

    Added: 09/10/2019

     
  23. 7.6

    DIIV

    Deceiver

    Third album of guitar-driven dream pop and shoegaze from the Brooklyn quartet produced by Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails) and frontman Zachary Cole Smith

    Added: 03/10/2019

     
  24. 7.5

    Sampa The Great

    The Return

    Debut full-length album from the Zambia-born, Melbourne-based rapper Sampa Tembo

    Added: 13/09/2019

     
  25. 7.5

    Patrick Watson

    Wave

    Sixth album from the Quebecois chamber pop band

    Added: 22/10/2019

     
  26. 7.4

    Sturgill Simpson

    Sound & Fury

    Album number four for American country singer-songwriter co-produced by Simpson himself and Grammy nominee John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Portugal.The Man, Bleachers) to accompany the Netflix anime film of the same name

    Added: 26/09/2019

     
  27. 7.4

    Alex Cameron

    Miami Memory

    Third album from the Sydney singer-songwriter who worked with The Killers on their 2017 Wonderful Wonderful

    Added: 12/09/2019

     
  28. 7.4

    Chromatics

    Closer To Grey

    Fifth album and first in seven years from the Portland, Oregon electronic band produced by Johnny Jewel

    Added: 09/10/2019

     
  29. 7.4

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Terms Of Surrender

    Eighth album from MC Taylor's North Carolina-based indie folk ensemble recorded at the New York studio of The National's Aaron Dessner

    Added: 19/09/2019

     
  30. 7.4

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    There Existed An Addiction To Blood

    Third album from the LA-based experimental hip hop trio consisting of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes

    Added: 17/10/2019

     

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