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  1. 8.2

    ADM Rating
    The Universal Want

    Doves

    The Universal Want

    Fifth album and first in eleven years from the Manchester rock trio produced with Dan Austin

    Added: 08/09/2020

     
  2. 8.2

    Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism

    Napalm Death

    Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism

    Sixteenth studio album from the Kettering grindcore / death metal quartet produced by Russ Russell (New Model Army, The Exploited)

    Added: 18/09/2020

     
  3. 8.1

    Use Me

    PVRIS

    Use Me

    Third full-length album from the Massachusetts alt.rock trio led by Lynn Gunn

    Added: 27/08/2020

     
  4. 8.1

    Inner Song

    Kelly Lee Owens

    Inner Song

    Second album from the Welsh-born, London-based electronic artist includes a collaboration with John Cale

    Added: 26/08/2020

     
  5. 8.1

    Gold Record

    Bill Callahan

    Gold Record

    Seventh album of mellow indie rock and Americana under his own name from the singer-songwriter was originally recorded for 1999’s Knock Knock, Let’s Move To The Country

    Added: 02/09/2020

     
  6. 7.9

    We Are Chaos

    Marilyn Manson

    We Are Chaos

    Eleventh album from the American industrial act produced by Shooter Jennings

    Added: 10/09/2020

     
  7. 7.9

    Motherhood

    No Joy

    Motherhood

    Fourth album from the Montreal shoegaze artist Jasamine White-Gluz produced by Jorge Elbrecht

    Added: 24/08/2020

     
  8. 7.8

    Re-Animator

    Everything Everything

    Re-Animator

    Fifth album from the Manchester-based indie pop/art rock band produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Angel Olsen, Future Islands)

    Added: 11/09/2020

     
  9. 7.7

    Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was

    Bright Eyes

    Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was

    Tenth studio album and first in almost a decade from the indie rock band led by Conor Oberst features drummer Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age) and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea

    Added: 17/08/2020

     
  10. 7.7

    Whole New Mess

    Angel Olsen

    Whole New Mess

    Fifth full-length studio release from the St Louis-born singer-songwriter recorded in 2018 at The Unknown (Phil Elverum and Nicholas Wilbur‘s converted church studio in the Pacific Northwest)

    Added: 27/08/2020

     
  11. 7.6

    Throwing Muses

    Sun Racket

    Album number ten and first in seven years from the Newport, Rhode Island alt.rock trio

    Added: 03/09/2020

     
  12. 7.6

    Nubya Garcia

    Source

    Debut full-length album from the London-based jazz musician was produced by Kwes (Loyle Carner, Kelela, DELS)

    Added: 21/08/2020

     
  13. 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: 12/08/2020

     
  14. 7.6

    The Magic Gang

    Death of the Party

    Second album from the Brighton-based indie rock quartet recorded in Atlanta and produced by Ben H Allen (Animal Collective, Kaiser Chiefs, Cut Copy)

    Added: 28/08/2020

     
  15. 7.6

    Sufjan Stevens

    The Ascension

    Eighth full-length album and first in five years from the Detroit-born indie folk singer-songwriter

    Added: 22/09/2020

     
  16. 7.6

    Anjimile

    Giver Taker

    Debut full-length album from the Boston-based singer-songwriter

    Added: 18/09/2020

     
  17. 7.5

    Fenne Lily

    Breach

    Second album from the Bristol-based folk singer-songwriter recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck and Steve Albini

    Added: 18/09/2020

     
  18. 7.5

    Tricky

    Fall To Pieces

    Fourteenth studio album from the English trip hop artist written and recorded soon after the sudden death of his daughter Mazy Mina Topley-Bird

    Added: 04/09/2020

     
  19. 7.5

    The Flaming Lips

    American Head

    Album number sixteen from Wayne Coyne's Grammy-winning psych rockers includes a guest appearance from Kacey Musgraves

    Added: 10/09/2020

     
  20. 7.5

    Declan McKenna

    Zeros

    Second album from English singer-songwriter who won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition in 2015 produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town,Carrie Underwood)

    Added: 04/09/2020

     
  21. 7.5

    Uniform

    Shame

    Fourth full-length album from the New York based thrash metal duo Michael Berdan and Ben Greenberg

    Added: 11/09/2020

     
  22. 7.4

    Marsicans

    Ursa Major

    Debut album from the Leeds indie rock quartet named in The Guardian's 50 Best New Artists for 2020

    Added: 18/08/2020

     
  23. 7.4

    A. Swayze & The Ghosts

    Paid Salvation

    Debut full-length album from the Tasmanian punk band

    Added: 20/09/2020

     
  24. 7.4

    Kathleen Edwards

    Total Freedom

    Fifth album of alt country from the Ottawa, Ontario singer-songwiter co-produced by Jim Bryson and Ian Fitchuk

    Added: 14/08/2020

     
  25. 7.4

    Dream Nails

    Dream Nails

    Second album from the London punk/riot grrrl band produced and mixed by Tarek Musa

    Added: 28/08/2020

     
  26. 7.4

    Deradoorian

    Find The Sun

    Second solo album from LA-based experimental alt.rock musician Angel Deradoorian and former Dirty Projectors singer

    Added: 18/09/2020

     
  27. 7.3

    Sam Prekop

    Comma

    Fifth solo album from the The Sea and Cake band member

    Added: 10/09/2020

     
  28. 7.3

    Bruce Hornsby

    Non-Secure Connection

    Latest album from the the singer-songwriter and pianist with guest appearances from Jamila Woods, James Mercer and Vernon Reid

    Added: 17/08/2020

     
  29. 7.3

    Bully

    SUGAREGG

    Third album of alt grunge rock from the Alicia Bognanno led Nashville-based four-piece produced by John Congleton (The War on Drugs, The Walkmen, St Vincent)

    Added: 19/08/2020

     
  30. 7.3

    The Lemon Twigs

    Songs For The General Public

    Third studio album of psychedelic pop from the Long Island, New York brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario

    Added: 19/08/2020

     

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