TOP 30

  1. DIANA*   Familiar Touch (Culvert)
  2. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  3. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  4. THE HIDDEN CAMERAS*   Home On Native Land (Outside Music)
  5. BRAZILIAN MONEY*   Fly Free Rock Angel (Self-Released)
  6. THE JERRY CANS*   Inuusuq/Life (Aakuluk)
  7. JONS*   At Work On Several Things (Self-Released)
  8. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  9. MONOMYTH*   Happy Pop Family (Mint)
  10. L CON*   Moon Milk (Self-Released)
  11. TASSEOMANCY*   Do Easy (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  12. L'ORANGE   Koala EP (Mello Music Group)
  13. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  14. FOXYGEN   Hang (Jagjaguwar)
  15. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  16. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  17. THE COSMIC RANGE*   New Latitudes (Idee Fixe)
  18. JIM JAMES   Eternally Even (ATO)
  19. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  20. THE LONELY PARADE*   No Shade (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  21. DAMIEN JURADO AND RICHARD SWIFT   Other People's Songs Vol. 1 (Secretly Canadian)
  22. CHOCOLAT*   Rencontrer Looloo (Dare To Care)
  23. FLEECE*   Voyager (Fleece Music)
  24. HOMESHAKE*   Fresh Air (Sinderlyn Records)
  25. NEIL YOUNG*   Peace Trail (Reprise)
  26. PHERN*   Pause Clope/Cool Coma (Fixture)
  27. LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS   Special Night (Big Crown)
  28. AGNES OBEL   Citizen Of Glass (Pias)
  29. JENNY HVAL   Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones 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. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  3. DJ SHUB*   Pow Wow Step (Self-Released)
  4. LOSCIL*   Monument Builders (Kranky)
  5. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)
  6. ROMARE   Love Songs: Part Two (Ninja Tune)
  7. MOGWAI   Atomic (Rock Action)
  8. KABANJAK   The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1 (Switchstance)
  9. LETHERETTE   Last Night On The Planet (Ninja Tune)
  10. THE MICRONAUT   Forms (Acker)

Hip Hop

  1. L'ORANGE   Koala EP (Mello Music Group)
  2. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  3. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  4. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)
  5. HOWIEWONDER*   Tension (Self-Released)
  6. RUN THE JEWELS   Run The Jewels 3 (Mass Appeal)
  7. NILLA*   Valkyrie (Droppin' Science)
  8. CANON   Loose Canon Vol. 3 (Reflection Music Group)
  9. TASHA THE AMAZON*   Die Everyday (The Truth Music Group)
  10. SIMS   More Than Ever (Doomtree)

International

  1. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  2. DOM LA NENA   Cantando EP (Six Degrees)
  3. VANDANA VISHWAS*   Parallels (Self-Released)
  4. JONATHAN VOYER & SHAWN MATIVETSKY*   Raga Charukeshi (Samskara)
  5. CLINTON FEARON   This Morning (Kool Yu Foot)
  6. ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES   Manara (Wonderwheel)
  7. BAAST   Bazaar (Ubiquity Records)
  8. BALKAN BEAT BOX   Shout It Out (Self-Released)
  9. THE BAUDELAIRES*   Rudeboy Mixtape (Busted Flat)
  10. ROBERTO FONSECA   ABUC (Impulse!)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  2. MIKE SMITH COMPANY   Famous Wildlife Movies (All-Set!)
  3. BOBBY KAPP & MATTHEW SHIPP   Cactus (Northern Spy)
  4. FILM IN MUSIC*   Tell Tale (Drip Audio)
  5. AUROCHS*   Another Helpful Medicine (All-Set!)
  6. THE WESTERLIES   The Westerlies (Songlines)
  7. BAAST   Bazaar (Ubiquity Records)
  8. DOG LEG DILEMMA*   Not This Time (Self-Released)
  9. TANYA TAGAQ*   Retribution (Six Shooter)
  10. JAMIRE WILLIAMS   Effectual (Leaving)

Loud

  1. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  2. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN   Dissociation (Party Smasher)
  3. SUPERJOINT   Caught Up In The Gears of Application (Housecore)
  4. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT*   Transcendence (InsideOut)
  5. BRUTAL YOUTH*   Sanguine (Stomp)
  6. ANCRESS*   Victoria/Jeiunium (No List)
  7. WHITECHAPEL   Mark of the Blade (Metal Blade)
  8. VARIOUS*   Killed By Meth: Rust Belt Rockers (It's Trash)
  9. DUCHESS SAYS*   Sciences Nouvelles (Bonsound)
  10. THE AGONIST*   Five (Century Media)

Folk/Roots/Blue

  1. THE HIDDEN CAMERAS*   Home On Native Land (Outside Music)
  2. THE JERRY CANS*   Inuusuq/Life (Aakuluk)
  3. NEIL YOUNG*   Peace Trail (Reprise)
  4. JOHN K. SAMSON*   Winter Wheat (Anti-)
  5. WHITNEY ROSE*   South Texas Suite (Six Shooter)
  6. RANT MAGGIE RANT*   Latitude (Self-Released)
  7. JUSTIN RUTLEDGE*   East (Outside Music)
  8. ABIGAIL LAPELL*   Hide Nor Hair (Coax)
  9. LOWLANDS*   Erie (Chelsea)
  10. PETUNIA & THE VIPERS*   Dead Bird On The Highway (Self-Released)