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  1. 8.3

    ADM Rating
    Blonde

    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

     
  2. 8.1

    Centres

    Ian William Craig

    Centres

    Ninth full-length album from the Canadian electro-acoustic composer/vocalist and first for the FatCat neo-classical imprint

    Added: 20/07/2016

     
  3. 8.0

    Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City

    Elysia Crampton

    Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City

    Second full-length release from the Virginia-based experimental electronic producer

    Added: 01/08/2016

     
  4. 7.9

    Real

    Lydia Loveless

    Real

    Fourth album of alt country from the Ohio-based singer-songwriter

    Added: 18/08/2016

     
  5. 7.8

    For All We Know

    Nao

    For All We Know

    Debut full-length album from the London-born R&B artist who was part of the BBC’s Sounds of 2016

    Added: 22/07/2016

     
  6. 7.8

    Lovers

    Nels Cline

    Lovers

    Seventh solo album from the experimental jazz guitarist and member of Wilco

    Added: 11/08/2016

     
  7. 7.8

    Guidance

    Russian Circles

    Guidance

    Sixth album of instrumental post-rock and metal from the Chicago trio produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou

    Added: 04/08/2016

     
  8. 7.7

    A Weird Exits

    Thee Oh Sees

    A Weird Exits

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

    Added: 12/08/2016

     
  9. 7.7

    Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

    Ryley Walker

    Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

    Fourth album from the Rockford, Illinois singer-songwriter and guitarist produced by former Wilco multi-instrumentalist Leroy Bach

    Added: 12/08/2016

     
  10. 7.6

    Telefone

    Noname

    Telefone

    Self-released debut mixtape from the Chicago rapper / poet Fatimah Warner

    Added: 12/08/2016

     
  11. 7.6

    Glass Animals

    How To Be A Human Being

    Second album from the Oxford indie rock quartet led by David Bayley

    Added: 25/08/2016

     
  12. 7.6

    Ed Harcourt

    Furnaces

    Album number seven of chamber pop from the London-born singer songwriter, produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, Foals)

    Added: 12/08/2016

     
  13. 7.5

    Jherek Bischoff

    Cistern

    Orchestral album by Sacramento-born musician, composer and arranger Jherek Bischoff recorded in a two million gallon water tank

    Added: 22/07/2016

     
  14. 7.4

    Nonkeen

    Oddments Of The Gamble

    Second album of expressionistic, experimental electronica this year from Nils Frahm and childhood friends Frederec Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald

    Added: 22/07/2016

     
  15. 7.4

    Arc Iris

    Moon Saloon

    Second album of indie pop/rock from the Providence, Rhode Island trio featuring former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams

    Added: 24/08/2016

     
  16. 7.4

    Cass McCombs

    Mangy Love

    Album number nine from the American folk / indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

    Added: 24/08/2016

     
  17. 7.4

    Wild Beasts

    Boy King

    Fifth album from the English indie rock quartet, a concept album about modern masculinity produced by John Congleton (Sigur Ros, St Vincent, more)

    Added: 01/08/2016

     
  18. 7.4

    Haley Bonar

    Impossible Dream

    Latest album from the prolific indie rock/folk singer-songwriter, born in South Dakota

    Added: 05/08/2016

     
  19. 7.4

    Dinosaur Jr

    Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

    Fourth album since reforming and eleventh overall from the alt/indie rock stalwarts

    Added: 29/07/2016

     
  20. 7.4

    Scott Walker

    The Childhood of a Leader

    A soundtrack for Brady Corbet’s feature film debut from the veteran singer-songwriter and former lead singer of The Walker Brothers

    Added: 22/08/2016

     
  21. 7.3

    Hieroglyphic Being

    The Disco's of Imhotep

    Latest release from the experimental Chicago-based house producer Jamal Moss

    Added: 04/08/2016

     
  22. 7.3

    De La Soul

    And The Anonymous Nobody

    Ninth album from the influential New York hip hop trio funded by Kickstarter with contributions from David Byrne, Little Dragon, Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg and Usher

    Added: 22/08/2016

     
  23. 7.3

    Factory Floor

    25 25

    Second album from the London duo Gabriel Gurnsey and Nik Colk who specialise in creating industrial disco and techno using analogue machines

    Added: 15/08/2016

     
  24. 7.3

    Floating Points

    Kuiper

    Second release from the London-based electronica producer, musician, and DJ Sam Shepherd

    Added: 22/07/2016

     
  25. 7.2

    Xenia Rubinos

    Black Terry Cat

    The second full-length album mixing rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop from the Brooklyn-based artist produced by Marco Buccelli

    Added: 01/08/2016

     
  26. 7.1

    Lisa Hannigan

    At Swim

    Third album of indie folk from the Irish singer-songwriter, produced by The National's Aaron Dessner

    Added: 18/08/2016

     
  27. 7.1

    Owen

    The King Of Whys

    Eighth solo album from the Chicago indie rock singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella produced by S. Carey

    Added: 29/07/2016

     
  28. 7.1

    Wye Oak

    Tween

    A physical release for the fifth album from the Baltimore folk rock duo made up of songs written between 2011 and 2104

    Added: 05/08/2016

     
  29. 7.1

    Rae Sremmurd

    SremmLife 2

    Second album from the Tupleo, Mississippi hip-hop duo produced by Mike WiLL Made-It

    Added: 12/08/2016

     
  30. 7.1

    Katie Dey

    Flood Network

    Second album of lo-fi indie pop from the Australian singer-songwriter

    Added: 11/08/2016

     

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