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  1. 8.3

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    From Kinshasa

    Mbongwana Star

    From Kinshasa

    Debut LP from the Kinshasa, Congo group fusing traditional Congolese rhythms with post punk and electronics

    Added: 18/05/2015

     
  2. 8.0

    Ba Power

    Bassekou Kouyaté And Ngoni Ba

    Ba Power

    Third album from the Mali musician who's regarded as the world’s greatest n’goni player

    Added: 27/04/2015

     
  3. 8.0

    Simple Songs

    Jim O’Rourke

    Simple Songs

    First release for six years from the Chicago-born, Tokyo-based experimental indie rock veteran

    Added: 15/05/2015

     
  4. 8.0

    Painted Shut

    Hop Along

    Painted Shut

    Second album from Philadelphia indie-rock quartet which began life as Frances Quinlan’s solo project Hop Along, Queen Ansleis

    Added: 02/05/2015

     
  5. 7.9

    Sprinter

    Torres

    Sprinter

    Second album of indie/alt.rock from Georgia-born Mackenzie Scott co-prodcuced by PJ Harvey collaborators Ian Olliver and Rob Ellis

    Added: 05/05/2015

     
  6. 7.9

    Constant Bop

    Bop English

    Constant Bop

    First solo album from James Petralli of indie rockers White Denim who also appear along with a host of other guest musicians

    Added: 16/04/2015

     
  7. 7.9

    Platform

    Holly Herndon

    Platform

    Third album of voice-based experimental electronica / techno from the Tennessee-born, California-based producer and composer

    Added: 12/05/2015

     
  8. 7.9

    Foil Deer

    Speedy Ortiz

    Foil Deer

    Second album from the Massachusetts indie rock quartet led by Sadie Dupuis

    Added: 19/04/2015

     
  9. 7.8

    Dumb Flesh

    Blanck Mass

    Dumb Flesh

    Second full-length album of drone-heavy electronica from Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power

    Added: 08/05/2015

     
  10. 7.8

    Saturns Pattern

    Paul Weller

    Saturns Pattern

    Twelfth studio album from the former Jam and Style Council front man is a more bluesy affair

    Added: 12/05/2015

     
  11. 7.8

    Dwight Yoakam

    Second Hand Heart

    Latest release from the Kentucky-born country rock legend

    Added: 14/04/2015

     
  12. 7.8

    Alabama Shakes

    Sound And Colour

    Second studio album from the Athens, Alabama soul rock quartet produced by Blake Mills (Jesca Hoops, Sky Ferriera)

    Added: 15/04/2015

     
  13. 7.7

    Hiatus Kaiyote

    Choose Your Weapon

    Second album from the Grammy nominated Australian neo-soul outfit

    Added: 06/05/2015

     
  14. 7.7

    Thee Oh Sees

    Mutilator Defeated At Last

    Album number fourteen of psyched-out garage rock from the San Francisco band fronted by John Dwyer

    Added: 20/05/2015

     
  15. 7.7

    Blur

    The Magic Whip

    Eighth album and first for twelve years from the legendary Britpop quartet recorded in Hong Kong and produced by Stephen Street

    Added: 20/04/2015

     
  16. 7.6

    Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld

    Never Were The Way She Was

    Collaboration between the Canadian sax player and violinist who are both touring members of Arcade Fire

    Added: 23/04/2015

     
  17. 7.6

    Róisín Murphy

    Hairless Toys

    Third solo album of NY disco-inspired electronic music from the former Moloko singer

    Added: 07/05/2015

     
  18. 7.6

    Hot Chip

    Why Makes Sense?

    Sixth album from the indie dance synthpop outfit and their second for Domino

    Added: 11/05/2015

     
  19. 7.5

    Shamir

    Ratchet

    Debut LP of electronic indie pop from the Las Vegas singer-songwriter produced by GODMODE's Nick Sylvester

    Added: 15/05/2015

     
  20. 7.5

    Prurient

    Frozen Niagara Falls

    Latest release from the prolific experimental musician Ian Dominick Fernow

    Added: 19/05/2015

     
  21. 7.5

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Multi-Love

    Third album of psychedelic rock from the Oregon-based band led by New Zealander Ruban Nielson

    Added: 20/05/2015

     
  22. 7.5

    Wire

    Wire

    Fourteenth studio album from the English post-punk band first formed in 1976

    Added: 12/04/2015

     
  23. 7.4

    Built to Spill

    Untethered Moon

    Eighth studio album from the Boise, Idaho indie rock act and first featuring a new rhythm section

    Added: 21/04/2015

     
  24. 7.4

    Du Blonde

    Welcome Back To Milk

    Second album of psych-pop and first as Du Blonde from the Newcastle-born Beth Jeans Houghton produced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos

    Added: 13/05/2015

     
  25. 7.4

    Nai Harvest

    Hairball

    Second album of indie punk from Sheffield duo Ben Thompson and Lew Currie produced by Bob Cooper (Sky Ferreira, Empire Of The Sun)

    Added: 29/04/2015

     
  26. 7.4

    My Morning Jacket

    The Waterfall

    Seventh album of psychedelic indie rock from the Kentucky veterans co-produced by Jim James and Tucker Martine (REM, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens)

    Added: 28/04/2015

     
  27. 7.4

    Django Django

    Born Under Saturn

    Follow-up to their will received self-titled debut album from the London-based psychedelic art pop quartet

    Added: 29/04/2015

     
  28. 7.3

    Bill Fay

    Who Is The Sender?

    Second album in three years from the veteran English singer-songwriter who's previous release had been in 1971

    Added: 28/04/2015

     
  29. 7.3

    Braids

    Deep In The Iris

    Third album of experimental indie / psych pop from the Canadian trio produced by Damian Taylor (The Killers, Bjork)

    Added: 26/04/2015

     
  30. 7.3

    The Leisure Society

    The Fine Art of Hanging On

    Fourth LP from Nick Hemming's folk-pop group

    Added: 13/04/2015

     

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