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The ADM rating is a weighted average from our survey of more than 50 sources , taking into account the number of reviews

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  1. 8.4

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    Syro

    Aphex Twin

    Syro

    The highly influential Cornish electronica musician Richard James releases his first LP in 13 years

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  2. 8.3

    Too Bright

    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

     
  3. 8.2

    Popular Problems

    Leonard Cohen

    Popular Problems

    The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter releases his thirteenth studio album on the day after his 80th birthday

    Added: 20/09/2014

     
  4. 8.0

    Dude Incredible

    Shellac

    Dude Incredible

    Fifth studio album from the Chicago post-hardcore trio recorded at guitarist Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  5. 8.0

    Our Love

    Caribou

    Our Love

    Sixth LP from PhD holder and Polaris Prize winner Dan Snaith's primary electronic music project

    Added: 28/09/2014

     
  6. 7.9

    Carnival Of Souls

    Pere Ubu

    Carnival Of Souls

    The latest release from the Cleveland, Ohio experimental rock band formed in 1975 and fronted by founding member David Thomas

    Added: 09/09/2014

     
  7. 7.9

    Manipulator

    Ty Segall

    Manipulator

    Seventh solo record from the prolific lo-fi San Francisco garage rocker

    Added: 24/08/2014

     
  8. 7.8

    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

    Lucinda Williams

    Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

    Eleventh studio album from the Grammy award winning Americana singer-songwriter and first on her own label

    Added: 29/09/2014

     
  9. 7.7

    Primitive And Deadly

    Earth

    Primitive And Deadly

    Eighth studio album from the Seattle-based experimental doom drone band and features Mark Lanegan

    Added: 08/09/2014

     
  10. 7.7

    Commune

    Goat

    Commune

    Second album from the Gothenburg, Sweden experimental rock collective

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  11. 7.7

    Robert Plant

    lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

    Tenth solo album from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and first with his backing band The Sensational Space Shifters

    Added: 04/09/2014

     
  12. 7.6

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Lateness of Dancers

    The fifth record from MC Taylor's North Carolinian indie folk ensemble includes contributions from William Tyler and members of Megafaun

    Added: 07/09/2014

     
  13. 7.6

    Vessel

    Punish, Honey

    Second album from Bristol-based electronic artist Seb Gainsborough blends elements of techno and house

    Added: 11/09/2014

     
  14. 7.6

    Cymbals Eat Guitars

    Lose

    Third album from the New York indie rock quartet is a tribute to a late friend of frontman Joseph D’Agostino

    Added: 25/08/2014

     
  15. 7.5

    Lee Gamble

    Koch

    Third LP of abstract techno from the London producer

    Added: 27/09/2014

     
  16. 7.5

    Opeth

    Pale Communion

    Album number eleven from the Stockholm heavy metal quintet produced by frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson

    Added: 29/08/2014

     
  17. 7.5

    Moonface

    City Wrecker

    Canadian singer-songwriter and former Wolf Parade man Spencer Krug returns with an ep recorded in Finland

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  18. 7.5

    Interpol

    El Pintor

    Self-produced fifth album from the New York indie rock band and engineered by Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins)

    Added: 03/09/2014

     
  19. 7.4

    Loudon Wainwright III

    Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)

    Twenty-third studio album from the Grammy award winning folk and blues stalwart produced by regular collaborator David Mansfield

    Added: 01/09/2014

     
  20. 7.4

    Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards

    Distance

    Fourth album from the English singer-songwriter and former Absentee member

    Added: 29/08/2014

     
  21. 7.4

    Jamie T

    Carry On The Grudge

    Third album of hip hop, folk and electronica from the London singer-songwriter produced by Cenzo Townshend (Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Snow Patrol)

    Added: 26/09/2014

     
  22. 7.4

    Tweedy

    Sukierae

    First album from the Wilko frontman Jeff Tweedy along with his son Spencer on drums

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  23. 7.3

    Death From Above 1979

    The Physical World

    Ten years after their debut, the reformed legendary Toronto dance punk duo release their second album

    Added: 04/09/2014

     
  24. 7.3

    The Juan MacLean

    In A Dream

    Third album from the American electronic musician and producer featuring the former LCD Soundsystem singer Nancy Whang

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  25. 7.3

    J Mascis

    Tied To A Star

    The third solo album from the Dinosaur Jr alt.rock mainman is another stripped back affair

    Added: 22/08/2014

     
  26. 7.3

    SBTRKT

    Wonder Where We Land

    Second album from masked producer Aaron Jerome, featuring Jesse Ware, Ezra Koenig and A$AP Ferg

    Added: 21/09/2014

     
  27. 7.3

    Jenny Hval & Susanna

    Meshes of Voice

    Collaboration between Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrød written in 2009 and inspired by Maya Deren’s 1943 surrealist film Meshes Of The Afternoon

    Added: 22/08/2014

     
  28. 7.2

    Pulled Apart By Horses

    Blood

    Album no.3 from the heavy alt-rockers from Leeds

    Added: 27/08/2014

     
  29. 7.2

    Land Observations

    The Grand Tour

    Second solo album of experimental instrumental guitar music from the former Appliance member James Brooks

    Added: 26/08/2014

     
  30. 7.2

    The Wytches

    Annabel Dream Reader

    Debut album from the Brighton-based indie rock trio produced by frontman Kristian Bell and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones

    Added: 26/08/2014

     

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