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  1. 8.4

    Phoebe Bridgers

    Punisher

    Second album from the LA indie rock singer-songwriter featuring contributions from Conor Oberst, Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Blake Mills, Jenny Lee Lindberg and Nick Zinner

    Added: 15/06/2020

     
  2. 8.4

    Nils Frahm

    Spaces

    Latest release from the Berlin-based pianist and composer

    Added: 17/11/2013

     
  3. 8.4

    Frank Ocean

    Blonde

    Second studio album from the New Orleans-born R&B singer features guest vocals from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Jonny Greenwood, André 3000 and James Blake

    Added: 23/08/2016

     
  4. 8.4

    Burial

    Kindred

    Master of static William Bevan with a short-form release of his uniquely atmospheric take on dubstep / techno / house

    Added: 23/02/2012

     
  5. 8.4

    A Tribe Called Quest

    We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

    Sixth and final album (and first since 1998) from the Queens, NY hip-hop pioneers featuring guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Kanye West and Anderson Paak

    Added: 15/11/2016

     
  6. 8.4

    The War On Drugs

    Lost In The Dream

    Follow-up to the acclaimed second album Slave Ambient from the Philadelphia indie rock band fronted by Adam Granduciel

    Added: 11/03/2014

     
  7. 8.4

    Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels 2

    Second studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P

    Added: 28/10/2014

     
  8. 8.4

    Jenny Hval

    Innocence Is Kinky

    Fourth studio album from Norwegian singer-songwriter and novelist also know as Rockettothesky

    Added: 31/05/2013

     
  9. 8.4

    Tyler, The Creator

    Call Me If You Get Lost

    Seventh album from the Los Angeles-based Odd Future rapper featuring guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Ty Dolla Sign, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Wayne and Pharrell Williams

    Added: 25/06/2021

     
  10. 8.4

    Death Grips

    The Money Store

    Second album from the Sacramento hip hop trio, encompassing rap, extreme electronica, hardcore, dubstep, metal and probably much else besides

    Added: 19/04/2012

     
  11. 8.4

    Baroness

    Gold & Grey

    Fifth album of sludge / progressive metal from the Savannah, Georgia quartet produced by Dave Fridmann (Interpol, Mogwai, The Flaming Lips)

    Added: 12/06/2019

     
  12. 8.4

    Animal Collective

    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    More diverse sounds, odd experiments and avant-garde ideas from the The New York based loose collective led by Avey Tare and Panda Bear

    Added: 08/01/2009

     
  13. 8.4

    Radiohead

    A Moon Shaped Pool

    Ninth studio album from the alt rock stalwarts, again produced by Nigel Godrich and released suddenly

    Added: 10/05/2016

     
  14. 8.4

    Moses Sumney

    græ

    Second album of soulful R&B from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter

    Added: 14/05/2020

     
  15. 8.4

    Janelle Monáe

    Dirty Computer

    Third album of funk, R&B and pop soul from the Atlanta artist and actress includes contributions Brian Wilson, Grimes, Pharrell Williams and Prince shortly before his death

    Added: 27/04/2018

     
  16. 8.4

    Jamila Woods

    Legacy! Legacy!

    Second album from the Chicago R&B / soul singer, songwriter and poet

    Added: 10/05/2019

     
  17. 8.4

    Converge and Chelsea Wolfe

    Bloodmoon: I

    Collaboration between the Salem metalcore band and the Californian doom-goth singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe and her regular collaborator Ben Chisholm, started in 2019 and completed remotely due to lockdown

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  18. 8.4

    Big Thief

    Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

    Fifth album from the indie rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker is a double and was recorded in four separate studios

    Added: 07/02/2022

     
  19. 8.4

    Nina Nastasia

    Riderless Horse

    Seventh album from the New York singer-songwriter and guitarist produced with Steve Albini and Greg Norman

    Added: 22/07/2022

     
  20. 8.4

    Perfume Genius

    Too Bright

    Third album from Seattle-based indie pop solo artist Mike Hadreas produced by Portishead’s Adrian Utley

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  21. 8.4

    David Bowie

    Blackstar

    Twenty fifth studio album from the legendary art-rock musician released on his 69th birthday and produced by long-standing collaborator Tony Visconti

    Added: 02/01/2016

     
  22. 8.4

    Big Thief

    U.F.O.F.

    Third album from the indie rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker and produced by Andrew Sarlo

    Added: 02/05/2019

     
  23. 8.3

    Kamasi Washington

    Heaven & Earth

    Latest release from the Los Angeles jazz saxophonist with contributions from Tony Austin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Brandon Coleman, Cameron Graves, Terrace Martin and Thundercat

    Added: 19/06/2018

     
  24. 8.3

    Amyl And The Sniffers

    Comfort To Me

    Second album from the Melbourne-based pub rock quartet

    Added: 08/09/2021

     
  25. 8.3

    Every Time I Die

    Radical

    Album number nine from the Buffalo, New York metalcore five-piece

    Added: 21/10/2021

     
  26. 8.3

    Binker And Moses

    Feeding The Machine

    Latest full-length album from the London free jazz duo Binker & Moses was produced by Hugh Padgham (Sting, Phil Collins, XTC)

    Added: 01/03/2022

     
  27. 8.3

    Robyn

    Honey

    First solo album for eight years from the Swedish pop star includes collaborations with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund and Adam Bainbridge

    Added: 25/10/2018

     
  28. 8.3

    Marianne Faithfull

    Negative Capability

    Album number twenty one by English singer-songwriter featuring contributions from artists including Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan

    Added: 01/11/2018

     
  29. 8.3

    Deafheaven

    Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

    Fourth album of shoegazing black metal from the San Fransisco outfit working with regular producer Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Loma Prieta, Bosse-de-Nage, Punch)

    Added: 09/07/2018

     
  30. 8.3

    Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

    Ali And Toumani

    Final posthumous release of the acclaimed guitarist teamed with his fellow Malian kora player

    Added: 27/01/2010

     

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