TOP 30

  1. TIMBER TIMBRE*   Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  2. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  3. JON MCKIEL*   Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  4. TIM DARCY*   Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)
  5. VARIOUS*   Cha Cha Cha: The Songs of Shotgun Jimmie (Comin' Around Records)
  6. SOFTSIDE*   Lower Hands (Self-Released)
  7. GHOSTKEEPER*   Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  8. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  9. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  10. HOMESHAKE*   Fresh Air (Royal Mountain)
  11. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  12. EL MICHELS AFFAIR   Return to the 37th Chamber (Big Crown)
  13. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  14. FATHER JOHN MISTY   Pure Comedy (Sub Pop)
  15. LYDIA AINSWORTH*   Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
  16. CARLA SAGAN/THE PAINTERS*   Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (Egg Paper Factory)
  17. FUTURE ISLANDS   The Far Field (4AD)
  18. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  19. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  20. DEL BEL*   III (Missed Connection)
  21. ONDATROPICA   Baile Bucanero (Soundway)
  22. THE WOODEN SKY*   Swimming In Strange Waters (Nevado)
  23. REAL ESTATE   In Mind (Domino)
  24. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  25. CHAZ BUNDICK MEETS THE MATTSON 2   Star Stuff (Carpark)
  26. JULIANA HATFIELD   Pussycat (American Laundromat)
  27. SAID THE WHALE*   As long as your eyes are wide (Hidden Pony)
  28. JULIA HOLTER   Live at RAK: In The Same Room (Domino)
  29. THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS*   Whiteout Conditions (Dine Alone)
  30. LE TROUBLE*   Making Matters Worse (Indica)

Electronic

  1. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  2. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  3. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  4. JACQUES GREENE*   Feel Infinite (Arts & Crafts)
  5. ACTRESS   AZD (Ninja Tune)
  6. CLARK   Death Peak (Warp)
  7. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  8. ODD NOSDAM   Music For Raising (Burnco)
  9. ADULT.   Detroit House Guests (Mute)
  10. ACID PAUL   BLD (Ouie003)

International

  1. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  2. ONDATROPICA   Baile Bucanero (Soundway)
  3. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  4. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)
  5. ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES   Manara (Wonderwheel)
  6. VARIOUS   Bobo Yéyé: Belle époque in upper volta (Numero Group)
  7. JONATHAN VOYER & SHAWN MATIVETSKY*   Raga Charukeshi (Samskara)
  8. VIEUX FARKA TOURE   Samba (Six Degrees)
  9. SINKANE   Life and Livin' It (City Slang)
  10. THE GYPSY CUBAN PROJECT   Havana Night Sessions (Universal)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  2. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  3. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  4. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  5. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  6. MICHAEL SNOW & JESSE STEWART*   Live at The National Gallery (Art Stew)
  7. MICROSCOPIC SEPTET, THE   Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues (Cuneiform)
  8. HARRIS EISENSTADT*   Recent Developments (Songlines)
  9. AMY BRANDON*   Scavenger (Self-Released)
  10. MARIAH PARKER   Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert (Ancient Future)

Loud

  1. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  2. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  3. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  4. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  5. WALL   Untitled (Wharf Cat)
  6. POWER TRIP   Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
  7. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  8. CAREER SUICIDE*   Machine Response (Deranged)
  9. DISTRICT AVENUE*   Epoch (Self-Released)
  10. PROTEST THE HERO*   Pacific Myth (Self-Released)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  2. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  3. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  4. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  5. THE WOODEN SKY*   Swimming In Strange Waters (Nevado)
  6. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  7. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  8. THE FLYPAPER ORCHESTRA*   Boulevard Of Broken Dreams: Old Songs For A New Depression (Self-Released)
  9. CONOR OBERST   Salutations (Nonesuch)
  10. THE JERRY CANS*   Inuusuq/Life (Aakuluk)