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  1. 8.4

    Death Grips

    The Money Store

    Second album from the Sacramento hip hop trio, encompassing rap, extreme electronica, hardcore, dubstep, metal and probably much else besides

    Added: 19/04/2012

     
  2. 8.4

    Baroness

    Gold & Grey

    Fifth album of sludge / progressive metal from the Savannah, Georgia quartet produced by Dave Fridmann (Interpol, Mogwai, The Flaming Lips)

    Added: 12/06/2019

     
  3. 8.4

    Animal Collective

    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    More diverse sounds, odd experiments and avant-garde ideas from the The New York based loose collective led by Avey Tare and Panda Bear

    Added: 08/01/2009

     
  4. 8.4

    Radiohead

    A Moon Shaped Pool

    Ninth studio album from the alt rock stalwarts, again produced by Nigel Godrich and released suddenly

    Added: 10/05/2016

     
  5. 8.4

    Moses Sumney

    græ

    Second album of soulful R&B from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter

    Added: 14/05/2020

     
  6. 8.4

    Janelle Monáe

    Dirty Computer

    Third album of funk, R&B and pop soul from the Atlanta artist and actress includes contributions Brian Wilson, Grimes, Pharrell Williams and Prince shortly before his death

    Added: 27/04/2018

     
  7. 8.4

    Jamila Woods

    Legacy! Legacy!

    Second album from the Chicago R&B / soul singer, songwriter and poet

    Added: 10/05/2019

     
  8. 8.4

    Perfume Genius

    Too Bright

    Third album from Seattle-based indie pop solo artist Mike Hadreas produced by Portishead’s Adrian Utley

    Added: 16/09/2014

     
  9. 8.4

    David Bowie

    Blackstar

    Twenty fifth studio album from the legendary art-rock musician released on his 69th birthday and produced by long-standing collaborator Tony Visconti

    Added: 02/01/2016

     
  10. 8.4

    Big Thief

    U.F.O.F.

    Third album from the indie rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker and produced by Andrew Sarlo

    Added: 02/05/2019

     
  11. 8.3

    Kamasi Washington

    Heaven & Earth

    Latest release from the Los Angeles jazz saxophonist with contributions from Tony Austin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Brandon Coleman, Cameron Graves, Terrace Martin and Thundercat

    Added: 19/06/2018

     
  12. 8.3

    Robyn

    Honey

    First solo album for eight years from the Swedish pop star includes collaborations with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund and Adam Bainbridge

    Added: 25/10/2018

     
  13. 8.3

    Marianne Faithfull

    Negative Capability

    Album number twenty one by English singer-songwriter featuring contributions from artists including Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan

    Added: 01/11/2018

     
  14. 8.3

    Deafheaven

    Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

    Fourth album of shoegazing black metal from the San Fransisco outfit working with regular producer Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Loma Prieta, Bosse-de-Nage, Punch)

    Added: 09/07/2018

     
  15. 8.3

    Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

    Ali And Toumani

    Final posthumous release of the acclaimed guitarist teamed with his fellow Malian kora player

    Added: 27/01/2010

     
  16. 8.3

    Parquet Courts

    Wide Awake!

    Sixth full-length album from the Brooklyn-based garage rock / post-punk produced by Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse)

    Added: 16/05/2018

     
  17. 8.3

    Natalie Prass

    Natalie Prass

    Debut album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter released on Matthew E. White's label and production house

    Added: 26/01/2015

     
  18. 8.3

    Laura Marling

    Once I Was An Eagle

    The 23-year-old indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist's fourth album, again produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams)

    Added: 17/05/2013

     
  19. 8.3

    Deerhunter

    Microcastle

    New York ambient art rockers with the follow up to 2007's acclaimed Cryptograms

    Added: 28/10/2008

     
  20. 8.3

    Daughters

    You Won't Get What You Want

    First studio album in eight years by Rhode Island noise-rock quartet

    Added: 29/10/2018

     
  21. 8.3

    John Grant

    Pale Green Ghosts

    The follow up to his critically acclaimed debut Queen Of Denmark from the former Czars frontman produced by Biggi Veira from GusGus

    Added: 07/03/2013

     
  22. 8.3

    Courtney Barnett

    Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

    Debut album from the Melbourne indie rock singer-songwriter

    Added: 17/03/2015

     
  23. 8.3

    Christine and the Queens

    Chris

    Second album of electropop from Nantes-born artist Héloïse Letissier featuring a guest appearance from Dâm-Funk

    Added: 18/09/2018

     
  24. 8.3

    Bon Iver

    Bon Iver

    Follow-up to the acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago from the American indie/folk band fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon

    Added: 25/05/2011

     
  25. 8.3

    Aphex Twin

    Syro

    The highly influential Cornish electronica musician Richard James releases his first LP in 13 years

    Added: 19/09/2014

     
  26. 8.3

    Yves Tumor

    Safe In The Hands Of Love

    Third album from the Tennessee-born, Turin-based experimental electronic producer

    Added: 10/09/2018

     
  27. 8.3

    The Cribs

    Night Network

    Album number eight from the indie rock trio was self-produced and recorded at the Foo Fighters' Los Angeles studio and features a guest appearance from Lee Ranaldo

    Added: 13/11/2020

     
  28. 8.3

    Richard Dawson

    Peasant

    Fourth album of narrative folk rock from the Newcastle singer-songwriter

    Added: 06/06/2017

     
  29. 8.3

    Hurray For The Riff Raff

    The Navigator

    Sixth album from the Americana group led by Brooklyn born, New Orleans-based banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra

    Added: 06/03/2017

     
  30. 8.3

    Danny Brown

    Old

    The Detroit rapper's follow-up to 2011's well-received XXX, his 3rd full-length release

    Added: 03/10/2013

     

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