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  1. 9.0

    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. 8.5

    Kiwanuka

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Kiwanuka

    Third album of modern soul from the London-based singer-songwriter produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo

    Added: 24/10/2019

     
  3. 8.4

    MAGDALENE

    FKA Twigs

    MAGDALENE

    Second album of trip hop / alternative R&B from the London-based singer and dancer Tahliah Barnett working with a number of producers including Jack Antonoff, Nicolas Jaar and Oneohtrix Point Never

    Added: 04/11/2019

     
  4. 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

     
  5. 8.3

    2020

    Richard Dawson

    2020

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

    Added: 11/10/2019

     
  6. 8.2

    DRIFT Series 1

    Underworld

    DRIFT Series 1

    A six disc set from techno / electronic duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith is the culmination of a year-long exercise in recording a releasing a song every week

    Added: 07/11/2019

     
  7. 8.0

    Pang

    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

     
  8. 7.9

    Anicca

    Teebs

    Anicca

    Third album of electronic instrumental hip hop from Mtendere Mandowa includes contributions from Ringgo Ancheta (aka MNDSGN), Michael Lundy and Panda Bear

    Added: 27/10/2019

     
  9. 7.9

    Giants of All Sizes

    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

     
  10. 7.9

    Somebody’s Knocking

    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

     
  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. 7.8

    Floating Points

    Crush

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

    Added: 15/10/2019

     
  13. 7.8

    William Doyle

    Your Wilderness Revisited

    Latest release from East India Youth but first under his own name, features guest appearances from Brian Eno, Jonathan Meades and Laura Misch

    Added: 04/11/2019

     
  14. 7.8

    Vagabon

    Vagabon

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

    Added: 17/10/2019

     
  15. 7.8

    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

     
  16. 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

     
  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: 15/10/2019

     
  18. 7.7

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen

    The Undivided Five

    Fifth album from the ambient duo Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie recorded in different locations around Europe

    Added: 01/11/2019

     
  19. 7.6

    Lightning Bolt

    Sonic Citadel

    Seventh album from the Rhode Island noise rock duo

    Added: 09/10/2019

     
  20. 7.6

    SebastiAn

    Thirst

    Second full length album from the French electro / house producer and remixer Sebastien Akchote

    Added: 08/11/2019

     
  21. 7.6

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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

     
  22. 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

     
  23. 7.5

    Patrick Watson

    Wave

    Sixth album from the Quebecois chamber pop band

    Added: 22/10/2019

     
  24. 7.5

    Sudan Archives

    Athena

    Debut full length album from the Cincinati-born violinist and singer Brittney Parks

    Added: 30/10/2019

     
  25. 7.5

    King Princess

    Cheap Queen

    Debut album from the Brooklyn singer-songwriter Mikaela Mullaney Straus includes contributions from Father John Misty and The Dap-Kings

    Added: 25/10/2019

     
  26. 7.5

    Anna Meredith

    Fibs

    Second full length release from the London-based composer and electronic musician who is a former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Added: 23/10/2019

     
  27. 7.5

    Swans

    Leaving Meaning.

    Fifteenth studio album from Michael Gira's New York experimental rock band

    Added: 01/11/2019

     
  28. 7.5

    Earl Sweatshirt

    Feet Of Clay

    Second EP from LA-based rapper working with producers Thebe Kgositsile, Alchemist and ovrkast

    Added: 05/11/2019

     
  29. 7.4

    Rex Orange County

    Pony

    Third album from the 21-year-old English indie pop artist Alex O’Connor who appeared on Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy album

    Added: 25/10/2019

     
  30. 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

     

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