TOP 30

  1. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  2. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  3. THE XX   I See You (Young Turks)
  4. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  5. HOMESHAKE*   Fresh Air (Sinderlyn Records)
  6. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  7. JONS*   At Work On Several Things (Self-Released)
  8. DAVID VEST*   Devestatin' Rhythm (Ark-O-Matic)
  9. DIANA*   Familiar Touch (Culvert)
  10. CENTURY PALM*   Meet You (Deranged)
  11. THE HIGHEST ORDER*   Still Holding (Idee Fixe)
  12. FLO MORRISSEY & MATTHEW E. WHITE   Gentlewoman, Ruby Man (Glassnote)
  13. NICK FRASER QUARTET*   Starer (Self-Released)
  14. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  15. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  16. BILL JOHNSON BLUES BAND*   Cold Outside (Self-Released)
  17. SAMPHA   Process (Young Turks)
  18. BRAZILIAN MONEY*   Fly Free Rock Angel (Self-Released)
  19. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  20. STARFUCKER (STRFKR)   Being No One, Going Nowhere (Polyvinyl)
  21. FUTURE PEERS*   Future Peers (Self-Released)
  22. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  23. THE EVAPORATORS*   Ogopogo Punk (Mint)
  24. AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE*   Pas Pire Pop (I Love You So Much) (Constellation)
  25. HEAT*   Overnight (The Hand)
  26. LETTUCE   Mt. Crushmore (Self-Released)
  27. FLEECE*   Voyager (Fleece Music)
  28. FOXYGEN   Hang (Jagjaguwar)
  29. WOODS   Live at Third Man Records (Third Man Records)
  30. RYAN OXFORD   Fa Fa Fa Fired (Mama Bird)

Electronic

  1. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  2. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  3. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  4. DELICATE STEVE   This Is Steve (Anti-)
  5. WEVAL   Weval (Kompakt)
  6. TITANIUM TUNNELS*   The Blackhole In A Star And The Alien Asleep In The Sun... (Positronic)
  7. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  8. MAX GRAEF & GLENN ASTRO   The Yard Work Simulator Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  9. ZAVALA   Fantasmas (Fake Four Inc.)
  10. DJ SHUB*   Pow Wow Step (Self-Released)

Hip Hop

  1. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  2. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  3. NXWORRIES   Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)
  4. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)
  5. MEZZIAH*   D'Antidote (Motive)
  6. HEAVY MOUNTAIN*   Heavy Mountain (Bart)
  7. PREMROCK & FRESH KILS*   Leave In Tact (Urbnet)
  8. CANON   Loose Canon Vol. 3 (Reflection Music Group)
  9. TASHA THE AMAZON*   Die Everyday (The Truth Music Group)
  10. NOWFOLK*   The Winter. From 2001 (Urbnet)

International

  1. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  2. BEATS ANTIQUE   Shadowbox (Beats Antique)
  3. LAKUTA   So Sue Us (Tru Thoughts)
  4. VANDANA VISHWAS*   Parallels (Self-Released)
  5. THE GYPSY CUBAN PROJECT   Havana Night Sessions (Universal)
  6. BAAST   Bazaar (Ubiquity Records)
  7. ROBERTO FONSECA   ABUC (Impulse!)
  8. JONATHAN VOYER & SHAWN MATIVETSKY*   Raga Charukeshi (Samskara)
  9. BALKAN BEAT BOX   Shout It Out (Self-Released)
  10. THE BAUDELAIRES*   Rudeboy Mixtape (Busted Flat)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  2. NICK FRASER QUARTET*   Starer (Self-Released)
  3. LETTUCE   Mt. Crushmore (Self-Released)
  4. ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO   Life (AUM Fidelity)
  5. BRIAN DICKINSON QUINTET*   The Rhythm Method (Addo)
  6. QUENTIN TOLIMIERI   Piano (PfMentum)
  7. THE WESTERLIES   The Westerlies (Songlines)
  8. FILM IN MUSIC*   Tell Tale (Drip Audio)
  9. JONATHAN FINLAYSON AND SICILIAN DEFENSE   Moving Still (Pi)
  10. TANYA TAGAQ*   Retribution (Six Shooter)

Loud

  1. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  2. THE EVAPORATORS*   Ogopogo Punk (Mint)
  3. WOVENWAR   Honor Is Dead (Metal Blade)
  4. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN   Dissociation (Party Smasher)
  5. GOJIRA   Magma (Roadrunner)
  6. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT*   Transcendence (InsideOut)
  7. VARIOUS*   Killed By Meth: Rust Belt Rockers (It's Trash)
  8. AGAINST ME!   Shape Shift With Me (Total Treble)
  9. PURLING HISS   High Bias (Drag City)
  10. THE DRIP   The Haunting Fear of Inevitability (Relapse)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. DAVID VEST*   Devestatin' Rhythm (Ark-O-Matic)
  2. THE HIGHEST ORDER*   Still Holding (Idee Fixe)
  3. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  4. BILL JOHNSON BLUES BAND*   Cold Outside (Self-Released)
  5. MARISA ANDERSON   Into The Light (Chaos Kitchen Music)
  6. JOHN K. SAMSON*   Winter Wheat (Anti-)
  7. HARROW FAIR*   Call to Arms (Roaring Girl)
  8. MANITOBA HAL*   Live In Ghent (Hals Kitchen)
  9. RORY BLOCK*   Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute To Bukka White (Stony Plain)
  10. THE ONCE*   We Win Some We Lose (Self-Released)