TOP 30

  1. GORD DOWNIE*   Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts)
  2. ALVVAYS*   Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
  3. CASPER SKULLS*   Mercy Works (Buzz Records)
  4. MUTT*   Power-Up (Self-Released)
  5. VARIOUS*   Musicworks #129 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  6. THE BARR BROTHERS*   Queens of the Breakers (Secret City)
  7. THE WEATHER STATION*   The Weather Station (Outside Music)
  8. CURTIS HARDING   Face Your Fear (Anti-)
  9. ELAN NOON*   Have A Spirit Filled (Self-Released)
  10. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  11. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  12. KEVIN BREIT*   Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas (Stony Plain)
  13. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  14. NABIHAH IQBAL   Weighing Of The Heart (Ninja Tune)
  15. LUKA*   What Kind of Animal (Self-Released)
  16. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR*   Luciferian Towers (Constellation)
  17. DARLENE SHRUGG*   Darlene Shrugg (Upset The Rhythm)
  18. ANDRE ETHIER*   Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion)
  19. ESMERINE*   Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation)
  20. MAKAYA MCCRAVEN   Highly Rare (International Anthem)
  21. HOLY HUM*   All Of My Bodies (Heavy Lark)
  22. MOSES SUMNEY   Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar)
  23. DESTROYER*   ken (Merge)
  24. I M U R*   Little Death (Self-Released)
  25. DANIEL CAESAR*   Freudian (Self-Released)
  26. ORA COGAN*   Crickets (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  27. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS   Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
  28. OCS   Memory Of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face)
  29. BREEZE*   Record (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  30. L'ORCHESTRE D'HOMMES-ORCHESTRES*   Bile Automobile (P572)

Electronic

  1. NABIHAH IQBAL   Weighing Of The Heart (Ninja Tune)
  2. SMILESWITHTEETH*   Suddenly Constantly (Self-Released)
  3. PETIT BISCUIT   Presence (Frontside Group)
  4. VARIOUS   Tru Thoughts 2017 (Tru Thoughts)
  5. PETRA GLYNT*   This Trip (Vibe Over Method)
  6. OFF WORLD*   2 (Constellation)
  7. MURA MASA   Mura Masa (Polydor)
  8. KLLO   Backwater (Ghostly International)
  9. JONATHAN KAWCHUK*   North (paperbag)
  10. STEGOSARAHS*   Simple Subtraction (Self-Released)

Hip Hop

  1. SAMPA THE GREAT   Birds And The Bee9 (Big Dada)
  2. DJ BRACE*   Apatheia (Nostomania)
  3. COOLZEY & FRESH KILS*   Kilzey (Public School Recordings)
  4. TOUCH*   Journey To The West (Hand'Solo)
  5. MALCOLM-JAY*   The Enemy Within (Self-Released)
  6. SWAMP THING & GHETTOSOCKS*   The Octagon (Droppin' Science)
  7. OPEN MIKE EAGLE   Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group)
  8. SLY5THAVE   The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre (Tru Thoughts)
  9. MASTA KILLA   Loyalty Is Royalty (Nature Sounds)
  10. SUM-01*   2 Dolla Holla 2.0 (Self-Released)

International

  1. THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA*   Under Burning Skies (Do Right! Music)
  2. BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE   Terry Riley in C (Northern Spy)
  3. SO LONG SEVEN*   Kala Kalo (Self-Released)
  4. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  5. BRENDA NAVARRETE   mi mundo (Universal)
  6. LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA*   If I Had the Strength (Self-Released)
  7. MINOR EMPIRE*   Uprooted (Self-Released)
  8. AMADOU AND MARIAM   La Confusion (Because Music)
  9. RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA INDO-PAK COALITION   Agrima (Self-Released)
  10. BOOGAT*   San Cristobal Baille Inn (Maisonnette)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. VARIOUS*   Musicworks #129 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  2. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  3. MAKAYA MCCRAVEN   Highly Rare (International Anthem)
  4. CARN DAVIDSON 9*   Murphy (Self-Released)
  5. IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS   Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem / Don Giovanni)
  6. CONFABULATION THE   Tunnels and Visions (Self-Released)
  7. DAVID LIEBMAN AND MIKE MURLEY QUARTET*   Live At U Of T (Self-Released)
  8. DR. LONNIE SMITH   All in My Mind (Blue Note)
  9. TERI PARKER*   In The Past (Self-Released)
  10. MATT MITCHELL   A Pouting Grimace (Pi)

Loud

  1. CONVERGE   The Dusk In Us (Epitaph)
  2. LEPROUS   Malina (Inside Out)
  3. SHOOTING GUNS*   Flavour Country (Self-Released)
  4. LOOPING*   When No One's There (Self-Released)
  5. PROTOSEQUENCE*   Biophagous (Self-Released)
  6. METZ*   Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
  7. BIBLICAL*   The City That Always Sleeps (New Damage)
  8. DECAPITATED   Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
  9. SKALDIC*   Mind Quencher (Self-Released)
  10. BONNIE DOON*   Dooner Nooner (Bruised Tongue)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. THE WEATHER STATION*   The Weather Station (Outside Music)
  2. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  3. LUKA*   What Kind of Animal (Self-Released)
  4. ANDRE ETHIER*   Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion)
  5. R.L. BOYCE   Roll and Tumble (Waxploitation)
  6. JIMMY ZEE BAND*   What You See is What You Get (Self-Released)
  7. LITTLE MISS HIGGINS*   My Home, My Heart (Self-Released)
  8. JOHN LEE HOOKER   King of the Boogie (Craft Recordings)
  9. AMBRE MCLEAN*   My Heart (Northwood Records)
  10. ASHLEY CONDON*   Can You Hear Me (Self-Released)