TOP 30

  1. JONS*   At Work On Several Things (Self-Released)
  2. THE HIGHEST ORDER*   Still Holding (Idee Fixe)
  3. PEPPERMOTH*   Now You Hear Me (Big Mind)
  4. THE EVAPORATORS*   Ogopogo Punk (Mint)
  5. DIANA*   Familiar Touch (Culvert)
  6. BRAZILIAN MONEY*   Fly Free Rock Angel (Self-Released)
  7. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  8. FILM IN MUSIC*   Tell Tale (Drip Audio)
  9. DUCHESS SAYS*   Sciences Nouvelles (Bonsound)
  10. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  11. KALI. Z. FASTEAU AND KIDD JORDAN   Intuit (Flying Note)
  12. THE HIDDEN CAMERAS*   Home On Native Land (Outside Music)
  13. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  14. THE LONELY PARADE*   No Shade (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  15. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  16. MONOMYTH*   Happy Pop Family (Mint)
  17. FOXYGEN   Hang (Jagjaguwar)
  18. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  19. TASSEOMANCY*   Do Easy (Hand Drawn Dracula)
  20. THE XX   I See You (Young Turks)
  21. MONKEYJUNK   Time To Roll (Stony Plain)
  22. PAUL SIMON   Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  23. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Domino)
  24. BILL JOHNSON BLUES BAND*   Cold Outside (Self-Released)
  25. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  26. CHOCOLAT*   Rencontrer Looloo (Dare To Care)
  27. DAMIEN JURADO AND RICHARD SWIFT   Other People's Songs Vol. 1 (Secretly Canadian)
  28. FLEECE*   Voyager (Fleece Music)
  29. THE OLYMPIANS   The Olympians (Daptone)
  30. JAPANESE WALLPAPER   Japanese Wallpaper (Zero Through Nine)

Electronic

  1. PEPPERMOTH*   Now You Hear Me (Big Mind)
  2. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  3. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  4. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Domino)
  5. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  6. LOSCIL*   Monument Builders (Kranky)
  7. DJ SHUB*   Pow Wow Step (Self-Released)
  8. ROMARE   Love Songs: Part Two (Ninja Tune)
  9. MAX GRAEF & GLENN ASTRO   The Yard Work Simulator Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  10. ZAVALA   Fantasmas (Fake Four Inc.)

Hip Hop

  1. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  2. RUN THE JEWELS   Run The Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
  3. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  4. L'ORANGE   Koala EP (Mello Music Group)
  5. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)
  6. CANON   Loose Canon Vol. 3 (Reflection Music Group)
  7. KABANJAK   The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1 (Switchstance)
  8. HEAVY MOUNTAIN*   Heavy Mountain (Bart)
  9. A$AP MOB   Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends (RCA)
  10. BROOKZILL!   Throwback To The Future (Tommy Boy)

International

  1. LIDO PIMIENTA*   La Papessa (Self-Released)
  2. THE GYPSY CUBAN PROJECT   Havana Night Sessions (Universal)
  3. ACID ARAB   Musique De France (Crammed Discs)
  4. DOM LA NENA   Cantando EP (Six Degrees)
  5. BALKAN BEAT BOX   Shout It Out (Self-Released)
  6. VANDANA VISHWAS*   Parallels (Self-Released)
  7. BAAST   Bazaar (Ubiquity Records)
  8. CLINTON FEARON   This Morning (Kool Yu Foot)
  9. JONATHAN VOYER & SHAWN MATIVETSKY*   Raga Charukeshi (Samskara)
  10. LAKUTA   So Sue Us (Tru Thoughts)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. FILM IN MUSIC*   Tell Tale (Drip Audio)
  2. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  3. KALI. Z. FASTEAU AND KIDD JORDAN   Intuit (Flying Note)
  4. MIKE SMITH COMPANY   Famous Wildlife Movies (All-Set!)
  5. TANYA TAGAQ*   Retribution (Six Shooter)
  6. THE WESTERLIES   The Westerlies (Songlines)
  7. DOG LEG DILEMMA*   Not This Time (Self-Released)
  8. BARBRA LICA*   I'm Still Learning (Justin Time)
  9. LETTUCE   Mt. Crushmore (Self-Released)
  10. BAAST   Bazaar (Ubiquity Records)

Loud

  1. THE EVAPORATORS*   Ogopogo Punk (Mint)
  2. DUCHESS SAYS*   Sciences Nouvelles (Bonsound)
  3. HEART ATTACK KIDS*   No Future (Underground Operations)
  4. THE AGONIST*   Five (Century Media)
  5. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  6. RED FANG   Only Ghosts (Relapse)
  7. BRUTAL YOUTH*   Sanguine (Stomp)
  8. VARIOUS*   Killed By Meth: Rust Belt Rockers (It's Trash)
  9. HARD CHARGER*   Bad Omens (No List)
  10. THE DRIP   The Haunting Fear of Inevitability (Relapse)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. THE HIGHEST ORDER*   Still Holding (Idee Fixe)
  2. THE HIDDEN CAMERAS*   Home On Native Land (Outside Music)
  3. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  4. MONKEYJUNK   Time To Roll (Stony Plain)
  5. BILL JOHNSON BLUES BAND*   Cold Outside (Self-Released)
  6. NEIL YOUNG*   Peace Trail (Reprise)
  7. THE JERRY CANS*   Inuusuq/Life (Aakuluk)
  8. WILD RIVERS*   Wild Rivers (Self-Released)
  9. CHRIS GOSTLING   Blood, Breath, and Tempo (Self-Released)
  10. DONALD RAY JOHNSON & GAS BLUES BAND*   Bluesin' Around (Self-Released)