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  1. 8.1

    ADM Rating
    Love & Hate

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Love & Hate

    Second album of modern soul from the London-based singer-songwriter, follow up to 2012's Home Again

    Added: 12/07/2016

     
  2. 8.0

    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. 7.9

    Wildflower

    The Avalanches

    Wildflower

    Second album from the Melbourne plunderphonics trio coming sixteen years after their critically acclaimed debut Since I Left You

    Added: 04/07/2016

     
  4. 7.9

    Nothing's Real

    Shura

    Nothing's Real

    Debut album from Manchester-born '80s-inspired synthpop musician Alexandra Denton

    Added: 07/07/2016

     
  5. 7.7

    Freetown Sound

    Blood Orange

    Freetown Sound

    Third album as Blood Orange from Dev Hynes the multi-faceted singer-songwriter and producer behind Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles

    Added: 28/06/2016

     
  6. 7.7

    Still Brazy

    YG

    Still Brazy

    Second album from LA rapper Keenon Jackson, with feature spots from Lil Wayne and Drake

    Added: 21/06/2016

     
  7. 7.6

    The Magic

    Deerhoof

    The Magic

    The experimental San Fran noise rockers' latest is a 15 track album written and recorded in just 7 days

    Added: 22/06/2016

     
  8. 7.6

    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

     
  9. 7.6

    IV

    BadBadNotGood

    IV

    Fourth album from the Toronto hip hop / jazz experimental quartet featuring collaborations with Sam Herring, Colin Stetson, Kaytranada

    Added: 06/07/2016

     
  10. 7.5

    Take Her Up To Monto

    Róisín Murphy

    Take Her Up To Monto

    Fourth solo album from the former Moloko singer recorded during the same session as Hairless Toys with long-time collaborator and producer Eddie Stevens

    Added: 06/07/2016

     
  11. 7.5

    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

     
  12. 7.5

    Martha

    Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart

    Second album from the County Durham DIY indie pop quartet produced by Hookworm's MJ

    Added: 02/07/2016

     
  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. 7.5

    The Julie Ruin

    Hit Reset

    Second album from the New York punk band fronted by punk icon and Bikini Kill founder Kathleen Hanna

    Added: 06/07/2016

     
  15. 7.5

    M. Craft

    Blood Moon

    Third solo album from the Australian born musician and Jarvis Cocker collaborator, recorded on the edge of the Mojave desert

    Added: 01/07/2016

     
  16. 7.4

    Bat For Lashes

    The Bride

    Fourth album from baroque pop singer-songwriter Natasha Khan working with collaborators Simone Felice, Dan Carey, Head and Ben Christophers

    Added: 28/06/2016

     
  17. 7.4

    Schoolboy Q

    Blank Face LP

    Fourth studio album from the LA-based hip-hop artist, featuring guest spots from Kanye West, Anderson .Paak, SZA and more

    Added: 12/07/2016

     
  18. 7.3

    Maxwell

    blackSUMMERS'night

    Fifth studio album and first in seven years from the Brooklyn neo-soul singer-songwriter, producer and actor

    Added: 03/07/2016

     
  19. 7.3

    Big Business

    Command Your Weather

    Album number five from the Seattle-based stoner metal band founded by Jared Warren (Karp) and Coady Willis (The Murder City Devils)

    Added: 08/07/2016

     
  20. 7.1

    Beyond The Wizards Sleeve

    The Soft Bounce

    Debut album from London-based producers and remixers Erol Alkan and Richard Norris (Psychic TV/The Grid)

    Added: 01/07/2016

     
  21. 7.1

    Descendents

    Hypercaffium Spazzinate

    Seventh album and first for twelve years from the Californian punk rock quartet formed in 1977

    Added: 27/07/2016

     
  22. 7.1

    Omni

    Deluxe

    Debut album of early 80s influenced post-punk from the Atlanta-based trio featuring former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores

    Added: 11/07/2016

     
  23. 7.1

    Mick Harvey

    Delirium Tremens

    Eight solo album from he Australian musician and Nick Cave collaborator, his third of Serge Gainsbourg covers, sung in English

    Added: 24/06/2016

     
  24. 7.1

    Floating Points

    Kuiper

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

    Added: 23/07/2016

     
  25. 7.0

    Broods

    Conscious

    Second album from New Zealand brother/sister indie/electronic duo Georgia and Caleb Nott

    Added: 01/07/2016

     
  26. 7.0

    Clams Casino

    32 Levels

    Full-length major-label debut from the New Jersey hip-hop producer Michael Volpe with contributions from Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky and Lil B

    Added: 15/07/2016

     
  27. 7.0

    Aphex Twin

    Cheetah

    After over a decade of silence from the highly influential electronica musician Richard D. James this EP is his third release in the last 2 years

    Added: 07/07/2016

     
  28. 6.9

    Metronomy

    Summer 08

    Fifth studio album of electropop from the London-based group and first since their debut to be recorded solely by founder Joseph Mount

    Added: 29/06/2016

     
  29. 6.9

    Jack & Amanda Palmer

    You Got Me Singing

    Third solo album from the former Dresden Dolls singer is a collection of covers recorded with her father

    Added: 17/07/2016

     
  30. 6.9

    Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke

    It's Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry

    A collaboration between the two experimental electronic musicians, recorded in Japan in September 2015

    Added: 30/06/2016

     

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