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  1. 8.6

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    Sex, Death and The Infinite Void

    Creeper

    Sex, Death and The Infinite Void

    Second album from the Southampton goth rock six-piece

    Added: 31/07/2020

     
  2. 8.4

    Folklore

    Taylor Swift

    Folklore

    Surprise release of the eighth album from the pop artist produced by longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff and The National's Aaron Dessner

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  3. 8.3

    Microphones in 2020

    The Microphones

    Microphones in 2020

    Fifth album and first in 17 years from Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) under the name The Microphones, features one 44-minute song

    Added: 07/08/2020

     
  4. 8.2

    Pain Olympics

    Crack Cloud

    Pain Olympics

    Debut album from the Vancouver-based art-rock, post-punk multimedia collective

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  5. 8.2

    Heart's Ease

    Shirley Collins

    Heart's Ease

    Ninth album in six decades from the British singer-songwriter features four non-traditional songs

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  6. 8.1

    A Celebration Of Endings

    Biffy Clyro

    A Celebration Of Endings

    Ninth album from the Scots alt.rock trio produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Rós, Frank Turner, Muse)

    Added: 05/08/2020

     
  7. 8.1

    Beyond The Pale

    JARV IS

    Beyond The Pale

    Debut album from the rock band led by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  8. 8.0

    A Hero's Death

    Fontaines D.C.

    A Hero's Death

    Second album from the Dublin-based post-punk quintet produced by Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand)

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  9. 8.0

    Ultimate Success Today

    Protomartyr

    Ultimate Success Today

    Fifth studio album from the Detroit post-punk quartet produced by David Tolomei

    Added: 14/07/2020

     
  10. 8.0

    Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    Third album and first in five years from the English soul singer working with long-term collaborator Matt Hales

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  11. 7.8

    The Chicks

    Gaslighter

    First new studio album in 14 years from the country trio formerly known as the Dixie Chicks was produced with Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent)

    Added: 16/07/2020

     
  12. 7.7

    Bdrmm

    Bdrmm

    Debut album from the Hull, UK-based dream pop / shoegaze five-piece led by Ryan Smith

    Added: 06/07/2020

     
  13. 7.7

    Victoria Monét

    Jaguar

    Debut full-length album from the Georgia-born R&B singer-songwriter featuring contributions from Khalid and SG Lewis

    Added: 06/08/2020

     
  14. 7.7

    Julianna Barwick

    Healing Is A Miracle

    Fourth album from the Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose ambient music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice

    Added: 09/07/2020

     
  15. 7.7

    The Beths

    Jump Rope Gazers

    Second album of indie pop from the Auckland, New Zealand four-piece produced by guitarist Jonathan Pearce

    Added: 07/07/2020

     
  16. 7.7

    Rufus Wainwright

    Unfollow The Rules

    Tenth album and first in eight years from the Canadian baroque pop singer-songwriter produced by Mitchell Froom (Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos)

    Added: 08/07/2020

     
  17. 7.7

    Illuminati Hotties

    Free I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For

    Mixtape from the Los Angeles indie pop band led by Sarah Tudzin

    Added: 20/07/2020

     
  18. 7.6

    Jessy Lanza

    All The Time

    Third album of alternative synth pop from the Canadian electronic singer-songwriter produced with Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  19. 7.6

    Margo Price

    That's How Rumors Get Started

    Third studio album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter produced by Sturgill Simpson

    Added: 09/07/2020

     
  20. 7.6

    James Dean Bradfield

    Even In Exile

    Second solo album from the Manic Street Preachers frontman inspired by the life and death of Chilean activist/poet Victor Jara

    Added: 13/08/2020

     
  21. 7.5

    Kamaal Williams

    Wu Hen

    Second album from the London-based jazz artist features guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Lauren Faith

    Added: 24/07/2020

     
  22. 7.5

    100 Gecs

    1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues

    Remix album of their debut 1000 Cegs from St. Louis experimental pop duo Dylan Brady and Laura Les

    Added: 13/07/2020

     
  23. 7.5

    Jason Molina

    Eight Gates

    Posthumous release for the Ohio singer-songwriter recorded in 2008

    Added: 07/08/2020

     
  24. 7.5

    Dehd

    Flower Of Devotion

    Third full-length album from the Chicago DIY trio was produced by the band's guitarist Jason Balla

    Added: 17/07/2020

     
  25. 7.4

    Land Of Talk

    Indistinct Conversations

    Fourth album of anthemic indie rock from the Montreal trio led by Elizabeth Powell

    Added: 04/08/2020

     
  26. 7.4

    Another Sky

    I Slept On The Floor

    Full-length debut from the London-based indie rock band led by Catrin Vincent

    Added: 07/08/2020

     
  27. 7.4

    Glass Animals

    Dreamland

    Third album from the Oxford psychedelic pop quartet led by David Bayley

    Added: 06/08/2020

     
  28. 7.4

    Courtney Marie Andrews

    Old Flowers

    Latest full-length release from the Phoenix, Arizona indie-folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 23/07/2020

     
  29. 7.3

    Neck Deep

    All Distortions Are Intentional

    Fourth album from the Welsh pop punk band produced by Matt Squire (Panic! at the Disco, Sum 41, Good Charlotte)

    Added: 27/07/2020

     
  30. 7.3

    The Pretenders

    Hate for Sale

    Eleventh studio album from Chrissie Hynde's band produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs, The Courteeners)

    Added: 17/07/2020

     

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