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  1. 8.6

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    Red (Taylor's Version)

    Taylor Swift

    Red (Taylor's Version)

    Re-recording of the pop artist's fourth album - following the sale of her master recordings to American businessman Scooter Braun - includes nine unrelased songs

    Added: 12/11/2021

     
  2. 8.4

    Bloodmoon: I

    Converge and Chelsea Wolfe

    Bloodmoon: I

    Collaboration between the Salem metalcore band and the Californian doom-goth singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe and her regular collaborator Ben Chisholm, started in 2019 and completed remotely due to lockdown

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  3. 8.2

    Raise The Roof

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Raise The Roof

    Second collaboration, 14 years after 2007's Raising Sand, from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and the country singer produced by T-Bone Burnett

    Added: 17/11/2021

     
  4. 8.1

    Hushed and Grim

    Mastodon

    Hushed and Grim

    Eighth album from the Atlanta heavy metal group produced by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse)

    Added: 27/10/2021

     
  5. 8.0

    An Evening With Silk Sonic

    Silk Sonic

    An Evening With Silk Sonic

    Debut album from the R&B duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak

    Added: 12/11/2021

     
  6. 8.0

    Henki

    Richard Dawson & Circle

    Henki

    Collaboration between the Newcastle folk rock from singer-songwriter and the Finnish experimental rock band

    Added: 26/11/2021

     
  7. 8.0

    Valentine

    Snail Mail

    Valentine

    Second album of lo-fi indie rock from the Maryland-based trio led by Lindsey Jordan

    Added: 02/11/2021

     
  8. 8.0

    I Don't Live Here Anymore

    The War On Drugs

    I Don't Live Here Anymore

    Fifth studio album of psychedelic indie rock from the Philadelphia band fronted by Adam Granduciel

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  9. 7.9

    30

    Adele

    30

    Fourth album from the London-born pop / soul singer-songwriter working with a number of producers including Ludwig Göransson and Inflo of Sault

    Added: 17/11/2021

     
  10. 7.9

    The Path Of The Clouds

    Marissa Nadler

    The Path Of The Clouds

    Album number nine from the Boston indie folk singer-songwriter with contributions from Jesse Chandler, Simon Raymonde, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Amber Webber

    Added: 29/10/2021

     
  11. 7.8

    Hand Habits

    Fun House

    Third full-length album from Meg Duffy includes a guest appearance from Perfume Genius

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  12. 7.8

    Elbow

    Flying Dream 1

    Album number nine from the Manchester alt.rock band recorded in an empty Theatre Royal in Brighton

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  13. 7.8

    Summer Walker

    Still Over It

    Second album from the Atlanta R&B artist featuring guest appearances from Cardi B, Ciara, JT, Ari Lennox and Pharrell Williams

    Added: 10/11/2021

     
  14. 7.7

    Idles

    Crawler

    Fourth album of indie post-punk from the Bristol quintet produced by Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, slowthai, Trash Talk)

    Added: 10/11/2021

     
  15. 7.7

    Parcels

    Day/Night

    Second album from the Australian electropop five-piece now based in Berlin

    Added: 06/11/2021

     
  16. 7.7

    Curtis Harding

    If Words Were Flowers

    Third solo album from the Atlanta-based soul artist produced with Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Alexandra Savior, Pavo Pavo)

    Added: 05/11/2021

     
  17. 7.6

    Tori Amos

    Ocean To Ocean

    Album number sixteen from the American singer-songwriter recorded in Cornwall during lockdown

    Added: 29/10/2021

     
  18. 7.6

    Clinic

    Fantasy Island

    Album number nine from the Liverpudlian post-punk revivalists

    Added: 26/10/2021

     
  19. 7.6

    Emma Ruth Rundle

    Engine Of Hell

    Fifth solo album from the Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter

    Added: 15/11/2021

     
  20. 7.6

    Courtney Barnett

    Things Take Time, Take Time

    Fourth album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter co-produced by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa

    Added: 08/11/2021

     
  21. 7.6

    Arca

    Kick ii, iii, iiii, iiiii

    47 songs and 145 minutes of music from the London-based Venezuelan electronic producer Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez includes appearances from Shirley Manson and Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Added: 03/12/2021

     
  22. 7.5

    Nation Of Language

    A Way Forward

    Second album from the Brooklyn indie pop trio

    Added: 04/11/2021

     
  23. 7.5

    Deap Vally

    Marriage

    Third album from LA garage rock duo Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards

    Added: 19/11/2021

     
  24. 7.5

    Jon Hopkins

    Music For Psychedelic Therapy

    Sixth studio album of ambient techno from the English composer inspired by the Tayos Caves of Ecuador

    Added: 11/11/2021

     
  25. 7.5

    Damon Albarn

    The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

    Second solo album from the Blur and Gorillaz front man was originally planned as an orchestral project for Lyon's Fête des Lumieres

    Added: 09/11/2021

     
  26. 7.5

    Aimee Mann

    Queens Of The Summer Hotel

    Tenth album from the Richmond, Virgina rock singer-songwriter features songs inspired by Girl, Interrupted

    Added: 06/11/2021

     
  27. 7.4

    No Rome

    It's All Smiles

    Debut full-length release from the London-based Filipino musician Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez

    Added: 03/12/2021

     
  28. 7.4

    Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats

    The Future

    Third studio album with the Night Sweats from the Denver singer-songwriter

    Added: 06/11/2021

     
  29. 7.3

    Hana Vu

    Public Storage

    Debut full-length album from the Los Angeles DIY singer-songwriter

    Added: 09/11/2021

     
  30. 7.2

    Pip Blom

    Welcome Break

    Second album from the Dutch indie rock quartet was self-produced and recorded in three weeks

    Added: 11/11/2021

     

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