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  1. 8.5

    ADM Rating
    Lp1

    FKA Twigs

    Lp1

    Debut album of trip hop / alternative R&B from the London-based singer and dancer Tahliah Barnett

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  2. 8.2

    Foundations Of Burden

    Pallbearer

    Foundations Of Burden

    Second full-length album from the Little Rock, Arkansas doom metal band produced by Billy Anderson (Swans, Impaled, and Sleep)

    Added: 19/08/2014

     
  3. 7.9

    Lese Majesty

    Shabazz Palaces

    Lese Majesty

    Second album from the Seattle experimental hip-hop collective led by Ishmael Butler aka 'Palaceer Lazaro' and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  4. 7.8

    Manipulator

    Ty Segall

    Manipulator

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

    Added: 24/08/2014

     
  5. 7.7

    Wilderness of Mirrors

    Lawrence English

    Wilderness of Mirrors

    Latest release by the prolific English-born Brisbane-based ambient electronic musician and sound artist

    Added: 28/07/2014

     
  6. 7.7

    Angels and Devils

    The Bug

    Angels and Devils

    London-based Kevin Martin releases his fourth album under The Bug moniker, a dancehall/grime/hip hop project

    Added: 18/08/2014

     
  7. 7.7

    They Want My Soul

    Spoon

    They Want My Soul

    Eighth studio album of rough and ready indie rock from the Austin, Texas band formed in 1993

    Added: 31/07/2014

     
  8. 7.6

    When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day

    Mirel Wagner

    When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day

    Second album from the Ethiopian-born Finnish singer-songwriter produced by techno producer Vladislav Delay

    Added: 11/08/2014

     
  9. 7.5

    Gist Is

    Adult Jazz

    Gist Is

    Debut album from Leeds art pop four-piece

    Added: 04/08/2014

     
  10. 7.5

    Lose

    Cymbals Eat Guitars

    Lose

    Third LP of piano-heavy shoe-gazey indie from the New York quartet

    Added: 25/08/2014

     
  11. 7.5

    The New Pornographers

    Brill Bruisers

    Sixth studio album from Canadian indie rock mainstays

    Added: 20/08/2014

     
  12. 7.5

    Jenny Lewis

    The Voyager

    Third solo album from the LA-born singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley frontwoman co-produced by Ryan Adams with Beck and Lewis' partner Jonathan Rice

    Added: 23/07/2014

     
  13. 7.4

    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

     
  14. 7.4

    Moiré

    Shelter

    London-based producer releases his debut LP of intimate electronica

    Added: 19/08/2014

     
  15. 7.4

    Grumbling Fur

    Preternaturals

    Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker, now on The Quietus' label, release their third album of subtle psychedelia

    Added: 06/08/2014

     
  16. 7.3

    Benjamin Booker

    Benjamin Booker

    Debut album of raw blues / rock from New Orleans-based singer-songwriter produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff)

    Added: 13/08/2014

     
  17. 7.3

    Common

    Nobody's Smiling

    Tenth studio album from the Grammy-winning hip hop artist and actor produced by No I.D.

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  18. 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

     
  19. 7.2

    James Yorkston

    The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

    Latest release from the Fife folk singer-songwriter produced by Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and featuring KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail's Johnny Lynch

    Added: 13/08/2014

     
  20. 7.2

    Emma Tricca

    Relic

    Second album of indie folk from the London-based/Italian born singer-songwriter

    Added: 25/07/2014

     
  21. 7.2

    Owl John

    Owl John

    Debut solo album from Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison along with bandmate Andy Monaghan and touring guitarist Simon Liddell

    Added: 29/07/2014

     
  22. 7.2

    The Raveonettes

    Pe'ahi

    Album number seven from the Danish noise pop duo recorded in southern California

    Added: 23/07/2014

     
  23. 7.2

    Twin Peaks

    Wild Onion

    Chicago garage rock quartet follow up 2013's Sunken with their second album

    Added: 05/08/2014

     
  24. 7.2

    Royal Blood

    Royal Blood

    Debut album from the Brighton garage rock duo Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher

    Added: 21/08/2014

     
  25. 7.2

    Joyce Manor

    Never Hungover Again

    Third album from Californian pop punk quartet

    Added: 22/07/2014

     
  26. 7.1

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    Hypnotic Eye

    The legendary rockers release their thirteenth album, said to be a return in style to their 1976 debut

    Added: 27/07/2014

     
  27. 7.1

    The Muffs

    Whoop Dee Doo

    Sixth album and first in a decade from the LA pop punk trio led by the only original member Kim Shattuck

    Added: 28/07/2014

     
  28. 7.1

    Spider Bags

    Frozen Letter

    Fourth album of garage rock from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina band

    Added: 05/08/2014

     
  29. 7.1

    Soft Walls

    No Time

    Second solo album of psych folk from Brighton-based Dan Reeves who is also a member of Cold Pumas and owner of label Faux Discx

    Added: 29/07/2014

     
  30. 7.1

    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

     

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