TOP 30

  1. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  2. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  3. JON MCKIEL*   Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  4. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  5. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  6. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  7. SALTLAND*   A Common Truth (Constellation)
  8. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD   Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
  9. TIM DARCY*   Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)
  10. BEYRIES*   Landing (Bonsound)
  11. TEMPLES   Volcano (100% Silk)
  12. LENKKODEK (ECCODEK + LENKA LICHTENBERG)*   Open My Ears (Big Mind)
  13. DIRTY PROJECTORS   Dirty Projectors (Domino)
  14. THE LUYAS*   Human Voicing (Paper Bag)
  15. WILLIAM PARKER E STEFANO SCODANIBBIO   Bass Duo (AUM Fidelity)
  16. JENN GRANT*   Paradise (Ba Da Bing!)
  17. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  18. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  19. JENS LEKMAN   Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
  20. SOFTSIDE*   Lower Hands (Self-Released)
  21. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  22. KARRIEM RIGGINS   Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)
  23. THIEVERY CORPORATION   The Temple Of I & I (ESL/Eighteenth Street Lounge)
  24. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  25. THE MOONLANDINGZ   Interplanetary Class Classics (Transgressive)
  26. JOJO WORTHINGTON*   \ (Epoch Tapes)
  27. CAMERON AVERY   Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams (Anti-)
  28. SPOON   Hot Thoughts (Matador)
  29. LION BEAR FOX*   Lion Bear Fox (Elbowroom)
  30. JAY SOM   Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)

Electronic

  1. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  2. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  3. ODD NOSDAM   Music For Raising (Burnco)
  4. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  5. VARIOUS   Disquiet Vol. 1 (Unseen Music)
  6. ADULT.   Detroit House Guests (Mute)
  7. JACQUES GREENE*   Feel Infinite (LuckyMe / Arts & Crafts)
  8. FKJ   French Kiwi Juice (Believe)
  9. PICK A PIPER*   Distance (Tin Angel)
  10. JAGUAR KNIGHT*   Jaguar Party Edits Vol. 2 (Self-Released)

Hip Hop

  1. KARRIEM RIGGINS   Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)
  2. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  3. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  4. KIEFER   Kickinit Alone (Leaving)
  5. NILLA*   Valkyrie (Droppin' Science)
  6. MOKA ONLY*   To The Next Season (Urbnet)
  7. KIRK KNIGHT   Black Noise (Pro Era)
  8. HEAVY MOUNTAIN*   Heavy Mountain (Bart)
  9. JONWAYNE   Rap Album Two (Authors Recording Company)
  10. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)

International

  1. LENKKODEK (ECCODEK + LENKA LICHTENBERG)*   Open My Ears (Big Mind)
  2. THIEVERY CORPORATION   The Temple Of I & I (ESL/Eighteenth Street Lounge)
  3. MARCEL KHALIFE & MAHMOUD DARWISH   Andalusia of Love (Nagam)
  4. SINKANE   Life and Livin' It (City Slang)
  5. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)
  6. TINARIWEN   Elwan (Wedge)
  7. HORACE ANDY AND BIG YOUTH   Straight To Hell (Fe True Records)
  8. DAYMÉ AROCENA   Cubafonia (Brownswood)
  9. KOBO TOWN*   Where The Galleon Sank (Stonetree)
  10. MARIAH PARKER   Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert (Ancient Future)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  2. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  3. WILLIAM PARKER E STEFANO SCODANIBBIO   Bass Duo (AUM Fidelity)
  4. MICHAEL SNOW & JESSE STEWART*   Live at The National Gallery (Art Stew)
  5. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  6. STEVE KIRBY OCEANIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA*   All Over The Map (Head In The Sand)
  7. NOMAD*   As We Are (Self-Released)
  8. KIEFER   Kickinit Alone (Leaving)
  9. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  10. ON FILLMORE   Happiness of Living (Northern Spy)

Loud

  1. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  2. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  3. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  4. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT*   Transcendence (InsideOut)
  5. ZEAL & ARDOR   Devil is Fine (ADA)
  6. PALBERTA   Bye Bye Berta (Wharf Cat)
  7. PISSED JEANS   Why Love Now (Sub Pop)
  8. SIX FEET UNDER   Torment (Metal Blade)
  9. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  10. THE EVAPORATORS*   Ogopogo Punk (Mint)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  2. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  3. BEYRIES*   Landing (Bonsound)
  4. JENN GRANT*   Paradise (Ba Da Bing!)
  5. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  6. LION BEAR FOX*   Lion Bear Fox (Elbowroom)
  7. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstic (Tonic)
  8. THE SADIES*   Northern Passages (Dine Alone)
  9. MANITOBA HAL*   Live In Ghent (Hals Kitchen)
  10. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)