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  1. 7.4

    Portico Quartet

    Art in the Age of Automation

    Fourth album from the London group, melding electronica, experimental jazz, dance and rock

    Added: 28/08/2017

     
  2. 7.4

    Ghostpoet

    Dark Days and Canapes

    Fourth album of downtempo experimental hiphop from two-time Mercury nominee Obaro Ejimiwe

    Added: 17/08/2017

     
  3. 7.4

    Wolves in the Throne Room

    Thrice Woven

    Sixth album from the Washington black metal trio

    Added: 19/09/2017

     
  4. 7.4

    Benjamin Gibbard

    Bandwagonesque

    A track-for-track cover of Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album of the same name by the Death Cab for Cutie frontman

    Added: 19/08/2017

     
  5. 7.4

    Sløtface

    Try Not To Freak Out

    Debut album from the pop-punk quartet based in Stavanger, Norway

    Added: 13/09/2017

     
  6. 7.4

    Oh Sees

    Orc

    Nineteenth album of psyched-out garage rock from the San Francisco band and first under the abbreviated moniker

    Added: 23/08/2017

     
  7. 7.3

    Rostam

    Half-Light

    Debut solo release from the former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 13/09/2017

     
  8. 7.3

    Alvvays

    Antisocialites

    Second album of jangly indie-pop from the Toronto band produced by Alec O’Hanley and John Congleton

    Added: 05/09/2017

     
  9. 7.3

    Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

    Not Dark Yet

    First collaboration between the award-winning Alabama-born singer-songwriting sisters

    Added: 18/08/2017

     
  10. 7.2

    Micah P Hinson

    Presents the Holy Strangers

    A "modern folk opera" from the Tennessee born, Texas raised Americana singer-songwriter

    Added: 11/09/2017

     
  11. 7.2

    Ariel Pink

    Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

    Eleventh studio album of alt.pop from LA-based Ariel Marcus Rosenberg

    Added: 13/09/2017

     
  12. 7.2

    Rainer Maria

    S/T

    New album and first since 2006 from the reformed Madison, Wisconsin emo band

    Added: 20/08/2017

     
  13. 7.2

    Widowspeak

    Expect the Best

    Fourth full-length album from the Brooklyn indie rock band fronted by singer Molly Hamilton, now fleshed out to a quartet

    Added: 25/08/2017

     
  14. 7.1

    Chad VanGaalen

    Light Information

    Sixth album of spacey indie rock from the Calgary, Alberta multi-instrumentalist, producer, animator and director

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  15. 7.1

    Tori Amos

    Native Invader

    Album number fifteen from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter

    Added: 07/09/2017

     
  16. 7.1

    Liars

    TFCF

    Album number eight from the Brooklyn-based experimental art rock / noise-rock trio

    Added: 22/08/2017

     
  17. 7.1

    Iron & Wine

    Beast Epic

    First album of new material in nearly four years from Sam Beam's indie folk outfit

    Added: 21/08/2017

     
  18. 7.1

    Hercules and Love Affair

    Omnion

    Album number four from Andy Bulter's disco/house project includes contributions from Sharon Van Etten and The Horrors’ Faris Badwan

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  19. 7.1

    Lee Ranaldo

    Electric Trim

    Latest solo release from the noise rock pioneer and Sonic Youth co-founder and third since the band split in 2011

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  20. 7.1

    James Heather

    Stories From Far Away On Piano

    Debut album from the contemporary pianist whose songs are inspired by real events

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  21. 7.1

    INHEAVEN

    INHEAVEN

    Debut album from the South London four-piece, released on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records

    Added: 03/09/2017

     
  22. 7.1

    Hundred Waters

    Communicating

    Third album from the Gainesville, Florida of indie rock quartet

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  23. 7.1

    Deer Tick

    Deer Tick, Vol. 1

    One of two releases from the Rhode Island alt.country band led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, features 10 acoustic folk tracks

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  24. 7.1

    Anna Of The North

    Lovers

    Debut album of synthpop from the Norwegian-born singer Anna Lotterud and New Zealand-born Brady Daniell-Smith

    Added: 12/09/2017

     
  25. 7.1

    Amadou & Mariam

    La confusion

    First album in 5 years from the Malian duo, produced by Adrien Durand

    Added: 22/09/2017

     
  26. 7.1

    Alex Cameron

    Forced Witness

    Second album from the Sydney singer-songwriter in character as his offensive 80s popstar alter ego, featuring guest vocals by Angel Olson

    Added: 06/09/2017

     
  27. 7.0

    OMD

    The Punishment of Luxury

    Thirteenth studio album from the English synth-pop group, named after a 1891 painting by Italian artist Giovanni Segantini

    Added: 01/09/2017

     
  28. 6.9

    Deer Tick

    Deer Tick, Vol. 2

    One of two releases from the Rhode Island alt.country band led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, features 10 garage rock songs

    Added: 15/09/2017

     
  29. 6.9

    Blondes

    Warmth

    First record in 4 years from NYC electronic duo Sam Haar and Zach Steinman

    Added: 17/08/2017

     
  30. 6.8

    The Killers

    Wonderful Wonderful

    Fifth studio album from the Las Vegas, the first album in five years from the pop-rock quartet

    Added: 20/09/2017

     

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