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  1. 9.2

    ADM Rating
    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Kendrick Lamar

    To Pimp A Butterfly

    Third studio album from the Compton rap artist with Dr. Dre as executive producer

    Added: 19/03/2015

     
  2. 8.8

    Carrie & Lowell

    Sufjan Stevens

    Carrie & Lowell

    Recorded in his home studio in Brooklyn, Sufjan returns to his indie folk roots for his seventh "official" studio album, named after his mother (who died in 2012) and his step-father

    Added: 24/03/2015

     
  3. 8.3

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Courtney Barnett

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Debut album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  4. 8.2

    Hinterland

    Lonelady

    Hinterland

    Second album of indie electro pop from Julie Ann Campbell, the Manchester-born singer-songwriter

    Added: 24/03/2015

     
  5. 8.1

    White Men Are Black Men Too

    Young Fathers

    White Men Are Black Men Too

    Second full-length album from the Edinburgh-based Mercury Prize-winning alternative hip hop trio

    Added: 01/04/2015

     
  6. 8.1

    Primrose Green

    Ryley Walker

    Primrose Green

    The Chicago fingerstyle acoustic singer-songwriter's latest album, recorded with a new band of Chicago musicians, is named after a whisky-based cocktail

    Added: 23/03/2015

     
  7. 8.0

    Constant Bop

    Bop English

    Constant Bop

    First solo album from James Petralli of indie rockers White Denim who also appear along with a host of other guest musicians

    Added: 16/04/2015

     
  8. 8.0

    The Most Important Place In The World

    Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

    The Most Important Place In The World

    Second collaboration between the Scots composer and Arab Strab member, with artwork by Moffat's 6 year old son

    Added: 16/03/2015

     
  9. 8.0

    Fantasy Empire

    Lightning Bolt

    Fantasy Empire

    Eighth album from the Rhode Island noise rock duo

    Added: 18/03/2015

     
  10. 7.9

    Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

    Album number five from the Montreal post-rock titans and shortest since their 1997 debut

    Added: 26/03/2015

     
  11. 7.9

    Allison Moorer

    Down To Believing

    Eighth studio album of alt country / folk from the Alabama-born singer-songwriter produced by Kenny Greenberg

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  12. 7.9

    Speedy Ortiz

    Foil Deer

    Second album from the Massachusetts indie rock quartet led by Sadie Dupuis

    Added: 19/04/2015

     
  13. 7.9

    Waxahatchee

    Ivy Tripp

    Third album from the New York City-via-Alabama indie singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield

    Added: 02/04/2015

     
  14. 7.9

    Laura Marling

    Short Movie

    Album number five from the indie folk singer-songwriter is self-produced and features an electric backing band

    Added: 18/03/2015

     
  15. 7.8

    Blur

    The Magic Whip

    Eighth album and first for twelve years from the legendary Britpop quartet recorded in Hong Kong and produced by Stephen Street

    Added: 20/04/2015

     
  16. 7.8

    Alabama Shakes

    Sound And Colour

    Second studio album from the Athens, Alabama soul rock quartet produced by Blake Mills (Jesca Hoops, Sky Ferriera)

    Added: 15/04/2015

     
  17. 7.6

    East India Youth

    Culture Of Volume

    Second full-length release from London-based experimental electronica producer, songwriter and singer William Doyle

    Added: 03/04/2015

     
  18. 7.6

    Earl Sweatshirt

    I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

    Second full-length album from LA-based rapper and member of hip hop collective Odd Future released by in error earlier on iTunes

    Added: 25/03/2015

     
  19. 7.5

    Polar Bear

    Same As You

    Sixth LP from the London-based experimental jazz band led by drummer Seb Rochford

    Added: 26/03/2015

     
  20. 7.5

    Dwight Yoakam

    Second Hand Heart

    Latest release from the Kentucky-born country rock legend

    Added: 14/04/2015

     
  21. 7.5

    Built to Spill

    Untethered Moon

    Eighth studio album from the Boise, Idaho indie rock act and first featuring a new rhythm section

    Added: 21/04/2015

     
  22. 7.5

    Wire

    Wire

    Fourteenth studio album from the English post-punk band first formed in 1976

    Added: 12/04/2015

     
  23. 7.4

    Lower Dens

    Escape From Evil

    Third album from the Baltimore, MD indie rock quartet

    Added: 26/03/2015

     
  24. 7.4

    Death Grips

    The Powers That B

    Album number five from the California extreme noise-rap trio is a double comprising Niggas on the Moon and Jenny Death

    Added: 01/04/2015

     
  25. 7.4

    The Staves

    If I Was

    Second album from the Watford folk rock trio, recorded in Wisconsin by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)

    Added: 23/03/2015

     
  26. 7.4

    Wand

    Golem

    Second album from the LA-based psychedelic garage rock quartet

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  27. 7.4

    Nadine Shah

    Fast Food

    Second LP from the South Tyneside singer-songwriter of Pakistani-Norwegian heritage

    Added: 05/04/2015

     
  28. 7.4

    Chilly Gonzales

    Chambers

    The pop-classical songwriter and pianist's latest album features string contributions from Hamburg's Kaiser Quartett

    Added: 25/03/2015

     
  29. 7.4

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

    Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015

    10th LP from the New York alt-rock trio

    Added: 03/04/2015

     
  30. 7.3

    The Leisure Society

    The Fine Art of Hanging On

    Fourth LP from Nick Hemming's folk-pop group

    Added: 13/04/2015

     

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