TOP 30

  1. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  2. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  3. MUTT*   Power-Up (Self-Released)
  4. DARLENE SHRUGG*   Darlene Shrugg (Upset The Rhythm)
  5. THE WEATHER STATION*   The Weather Station (Outside Music)
  6. BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE*   Medicine Songs (True North)
  7. PAINTED FRUITS*   PF II (Self-Released)
  8. RYAN DRIVER*   Careless Thoughts (Tin Angel)
  9. MAUNO*   Tuning (Idee Fixe)
  10. GORD DOWNIE*   Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts)
  11. FAKE PALMS*   Pure Mind (Self-Released)
  12. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG   Rest (Because Music)
  13. KEVIN BREIT   Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas (Stony Plain)
  14. AMBRE MCLEAN*   My Heart (Self-Released)
  15. TOUGH AGE*   Shame (Mint)
  16. PETRA GLYNT*   This Trip (Vibe Over Method)
  17. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS   Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
  18. ANDRE ETHIER*   Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion)
  19. THE BURNING HELL*   Revival Beach (BB Island)
  20. ORA COGAN*   Crickets (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  21. MAYLEE TODD*   Acts of Love (Do Right! Music)
  22. CHAD VANGAALEN*   Light Information (Flemish Eye)
  23. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD   Polygondwanaland (Self-Released)
  24. ESMERINE*   Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation)
  25. CASPER SKULLS*   Mercy Works (Buzz Records)
  26. BITCHIN BAJAS   Bajas Fresh (Drag City)
  27. DESTROYER*   ken (Merge)
  28. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  29. EERA   Reflection of Youth (Big Dada)
  30. FEVER RAY   Plunge (Mute)

Electronic

  1. PETRA GLYNT*   This Trip (Vibe Over Method)
  2. BITCHIN BAJAS   Bajas Fresh (Drag City)
  3. FEVER RAY   Plunge (Mute)
  4. BLUE HAWAII*   Tenderness (Arbutus)
  5. VALISKA*   On Pause (Trouble In Utopia)
  6. VARIOUS   Tru Thoughts 2017 (Tru Thoughts)
  7. GRANDBROTHERS   Open (City Slang)
  8. JOHN MAUS   Screen Memories (Ribbon Music)
  9. MURA MASA   Mura Masa (Polydor)
  10. BIBIO   Phantom Brickworks (Warp)

Hip Hop

  1. DAN-E-O*   Dear Hip Hop: 20 Years Later (Urbnet)
  2. BOOSH & THE DIP*   River City Riot Part 2 (Self-Released)
  3. TOUCH*   Journey To The West (Hand'Solo)
  4. MALCOLM-JAY*   The Enemy Within (Self-Released)
  5. MOKA ONLY*   Concert For One (Urbnet)
  6. COOLZEY & FRESH KILS*   Kilzey (Public School Recordings)
  7. RAPSODY   Laila's Wisdom (Roc Nation)
  8. MAESTRO FRESH WES*   Coach Fresh (Fontana North)
  9. MR. LIF & BRASS MENA?ERI   Resilient (Waxsimile)
  10. JAMILA WOODS   HEAVN (Jagjaguwar)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. RYAN DRIVER*   Careless Thoughts (Tin Angel)
  2. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  3. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  4. ALEX PANGMAN*   Alex Pangman's Hot Three! (Justin Time)
  5. CRAIG PEDERSEN QUINTET*   Approaching the Absence of Doing (Mystery & Wonder)
  6. JOSEPH SHABASON*   Aytche (Western Vinyl)
  7. KAMASI WASHINGTON   Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
  8. AUDREY OCHOA TRIO*   Afterthought (Chronograph)
  9. NAI PALM   Needle Paw (Sony Masterworks)
  10. JEN SHYU   Song of Silver Geese (Pi)

Loud

  1. BIBLICAL*   The City That Always Sleeps (New Damage)
  2. CONVERGE   The Dusk In Us (Epitaph)
  3. METZ*   Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
  4. COMEBACK KID*   Outsider (New Damage)
  5. WHIMM*   A Stare Ajar (Pleasance)
  6. CANNIBAL CORPSE   Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
  7. LOOPING*   When No One's There (Self-Released)
  8. THE BODY & FULL OF HELL   Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey)
  9. ACT OF DEFIANCE   Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade)
  10. BECOMES ASTRAL*   Paleblood Sky (Self-Released)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  2. THE WEATHER STATION*   The Weather Station (Outside Music)
  3. AMBRE MCLEAN*   My Heart (Self-Released)
  4. ANDRE ETHIER*   Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion)
  5. LITTLE MISS HIGGINS   My Home, My Heart (Self-Released)
  6. RENE LUSSIER*   Meuh (Self-Released)
  7. R.L. BOYCE   Roll and Tumble (Waxploitation)
  8. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  9. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  10. WILLIE WATSON   Folksinger Vol. 2 (Acony)