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  1. 8.5

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    Black To The Future

    Sons of Kemet

    Black To The Future

    Fourth album from the London-based jazz group led by Shabaka Hutchings

    Added: 12/05/2021

  2. 8.5


    Japanese Breakfast


    Third solo album of lo-fi pop from Philadelphia musician Michelle Zauner who is a member of Little Big League

    Added: 03/06/2021

  3. 8.5

    Bright Green Field


    Bright Green Field

    Debut full-length album from the Brighton post-punk band produced by Dan Carey (Fontaines D.C., Black Midi, Goat Girl)

    Added: 04/05/2021

  4. 8.3

    Blue Weekend

    Wolf Alice

    Blue Weekend

    Third album from the London alt.rock quartet produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Björk)

    Added: 03/06/2021

  5. 8.3


    Loraine James


    Second album from the London-based electronic producer with guest appearance from Baths, Iceboy Violet, Le3 bLACK and Eden Samara

    Added: 04/06/2021

  6. 8.2

    Daddy's Home

    St. Vincent

    Daddy's Home

    Sixth album of experimental indie pop from Annie Clark produced by Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey)

    Added: 10/05/2021

  7. 8.2

    Afrique Victime

    Mdou Moctar

    Afrique Victime

    Sixth full-length album from the Tuareg guitarist is his first for the Matador Records

    Added: 18/05/2021

  8. 8.1

    Long Lost

    Lord Huron

    Long Lost

    Fourth album of indie folk from the Michigan band led by Ben Schneider

    Added: 21/05/2021

  9. 8.1

    Seeking New Gods

    Gruff Rhys

    Seeking New Gods

    Seventh solo album from the Super Furry Animals frontman

    Added: 20/05/2021

  10. 7.9

    Seek Shelter


    Seek Shelter

    Fifth album from the Danish post-punk quartet led by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt

    Added: 05/05/2021

  11. 7.9


    Build A Problem

    Debut album from the English indie pop singer-songwriter Dorothy Miranda Clark

    Added: 07/05/2021

  12. 7.9


    Doomin' Sun

    Collaboration between Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte

    Added: 27/05/2021

  13. 7.8

    Black Midi


    Second full-length album from the experimental rock band produced by John "Spud" Murphy

    Added: 25/05/2021

  14. 7.8

    Alfie Templeman

    Forever Isn't Long Enough

    Debut mini-album of indie pop from the English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer

    Added: 07/05/2021

  15. 7.7


    Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

    Fifth album of indie pop from the Welsh artist previously known as Marina and the Diamonds

    Added: 11/06/2021

  16. 7.7

    Paul Weller

    Fat Pop (Volume 1)

    Sixteenth full-length solo album from the veteran English rock artist with contributions from Andy Fairweather Low, Hannah Peel and his daughter Leah

    Added: 12/05/2021

  17. 7.7



    Album number sixteen from the Nashville alt country outfit led by Kurt Wagner takes inspiration from musical theatre

    Added: 21/05/2021

  18. 7.6

    Olivia Rodrigo


    Debut album from the American singer and actress produced by Dan Nigro (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira, Empress Of, Lewis Capaldi)

    Added: 21/05/2021

  19. 7.6

    Greentea Peng

    Man Made

    Debut full-length album from the South London neo-soul artist Aria Wells

    Added: 04/06/2021

  20. 7.6



    Third album of experimental pop from the quartet based in Nagoya, Japan

    Added: 19/05/2021

  21. 7.5


    Path Of Wellness

    Tenth album from the Olympia, Washington all-girl punk trio is the first they've self-produced

    Added: 09/06/2021

  22. 7.5

    Billie Marten

    Flora Fauna

    Third album from the North Yorkshire singer-songwriter nominated for the BBC Sound of 2016 award

    Added: 21/05/2021

  23. 7.4

    Juliana Hatfield


    Solo album number ninteen from the former member of indie rock bands Blake Babies, Some Girls and The Lemonheads

    Added: 18/05/2021

  24. 7.4

    Chloe Moriondo

    Blood Bunny

    Second full-length album from the Detroit indie pop artist

    Added: 10/05/2021

  25. 7.3



    Second solo album from the former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij

    Added: 02/06/2021

  26. 7.3

    Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy


    Follow-up to their 2005 collaboration from Will Oldham and the Skunk guitarist Matt Sweeney with contributions from Mike Coltun, Souleyman Ibrahim, Ahmoudou Madassane, and Mdou Moctar

    Added: 03/05/2021

  27. 7.3

    Liz Phair


    Seventh studio album and first since 2010 from the Connecticut indie rock singer-songwriter produced by Brad Wood

    Added: 04/06/2021

  28. 7.2


    Blackest Blue

    Tenth album of chilled-out trip hop, pop soul and electronica from the London band

    Added: 20/05/2021

  29. 7.2

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Butterfly 3000

    Album number eighteen from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece and second release of 2021

    Added: 11/06/2021

  30. 7.2

    Lou Barlow

    Reason to Live

    Fourth solo album of lo-fi indie rock from the founding member of both Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr

    Added: 01/06/2021


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