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  1. 8.5

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    I Love You, Honeybear

    Father John Misty

    I Love You, Honeybear

    Second studio album under this moniker from the Baltimore-born singer-songwriter, guitarist and former Fleet Foxes drummer J.Tillman

    Added: 05/02/2015

     
  2. 8.3

    Natalie Prass

    Natalie Prass

    Natalie Prass

    Debut album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter released on Matthew E. White's label and production house

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  3. 8.2

    Apex Predator – Easy Meat

    Napalm Death

    Apex Predator – Easy Meat

    Fifteenth studio album from the Kettering grindcore / death metal quartet

    Added: 27/01/2015

     
  4. 7.9

    Shadows in the Night

    Bob Dylan

    Shadows in the Night

    Album number thirty six from the legendary singer-songwriter is a handpicked selection of covers of standards made famous by Frank Sinatra

    Added: 01/02/2015

     
  5. 7.9

    Africa Express Presents... Terry Riley's In C Mali

    Africa Express

    Africa Express Presents... Terry Riley's In C Mali

    50th-year commemoration of Terry Riley’s minimalist landmark In C with an ensemble of West African musicians including special guests Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner

    Added: 06/02/2015

     
  6. 7.9

    Reality Show

    Jazmine Sullivan

    Reality Show

    Third studio album from the Philadelphia R&B / soul singer

    Added: 29/01/2015

     
  7. 7.8

    Mount The Air

    The Unthanks

    Mount The Air

    Album number eight from the Northumberland folk group featuring self-penned songs and arrangements of traditional material

    Added: 06/02/2015

     
  8. 7.7

    Gandadiko

    Samba Toure

    Gandadiko

    The Malian blues guitarist's fourth album takes inspiration from Bo Diddley and French art-pop

    Added: 12/02/2015

     
  9. 7.7

    Shackles Gift

    Zun Zun Egui

    Shackles Gift

    Second album of exotic experimental music from the Bristol five-piece whose founding members are Mauritian and Japanese

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  10. 7.7

    You’re Better Than This

    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

     
  11. 7.6

    Jessica Pratt

    On Your Own Love Again

    Second album from the San Francisco freak-folk artist recorded entirely in analogue to a four-track

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  12. 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

     
  13. 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

     
  14. 7.5

    Mount Eerie

    Sauna

    Latest release from the Washington-based songwriter and producer Phil Elverum has themes of “Vikings and zen and real life”

    Added: 03/02/2015

     
  15. 7.5

    Vessels

    Dilate

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

    Added: 02/03/2015

     
  16. 7.4

    Spectres

    Dying

    Debut full-length from Bristol-based noise rock quartet

    Added: 23/02/2015

     
  17. 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

     
  18. 7.4

    THEESatisfaction

    EarthEE

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

    Added: 20/02/2015

     
  19. 7.4

    Punch Brothers

    The Phosphorescent Blues

    Fourth album from the Brooklyn-based progressive bluegrass five-piece

    Added: 27/01/2015

     
  20. 7.4

    Dan Deacon

    Gliss Riffer

    Tenth album from the Baltimore-based electronica producer

    Added: 19/02/2015

     
  21. 7.4

    Rae Morris

    Unguarded

    Debut album from the Blackpool-born pop singer-songwriter co-produced by the Ariel Rechtshaid (Kylie Minogue, Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX)

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  22. 7.4

    Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah

    Sour Soul

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

    Added: 16/02/2015

     
  23. 7.4

    Pinkshinyultrablast

    Everything Else Matters

    Debut album of shoegaze / dream pop from St Petersburg five-piece

    Added: 27/01/2015

     
  24. 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

     
  25. 7.3

    Pond

    Man It Feels Like Space Again

    Sixth album from the Australian psych-rock band produced Tame Impala's Kevin Parker

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  26. 7.3

    Ibeyi

    Ibeyi

    Debut LP from French/Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz

    Added: 13/02/2015

     
  27. 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

     
  28. 7.3

    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

     
  29. 7.2

    Darren Hayman

    Chants For Socialists

    Album number eleven from the prolific English singer-songwriter is based on a pamphlet of lyrics found at the William Morris Museum

    Added: 05/02/2015

     
  30. 7.2

    Alasdair Roberts

    Alasdair Roberts

    Eighth solo album of original compositions from the Scottish indie folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 27/01/2015

     

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