TOP 30

  1. ALANNA GURR AND THE GREATEST STATE*   Stand Still (Missed Connection)
  2. BLIMP ROCK*   Soap Opera (Self-Released)
  3. BONNIE TRASH*   Ezzelini's Dead (Self-Released)
  4. DO MAKE SAY THINK*   Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation)
  5. LAND OF TALK*   Life After Youth (Dine Alone)
  6. INNES WILSON*   Bedford Hills EP (Out Of Sound)
  7. JOHN KAMEEL FARAH*   Time Sketches (Neue Meister)
  8. BERNICE*   Puff EP (Arts & Crafts)
  9. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN*   When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Light Organ)
  10. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  11. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  12. AN ANT AND AN ATOM*   Exterior (...And An Earth)
  13. HOODED FANG*   Dynasty House (Daps)
  14. MAC DEMARCO*   This Old Dog (Royal Mountain)
  15. CANAILLES*   Backflips (Grosse Boîte)
  16. LE FRUIT VERT*   Paon Perdu (three:four)
  17. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  18. TOPS*   Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus)
  19. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  20. BRAD DE ROO*   Brad de Roo's Lonely Party (Self-Released)
  21. CHASTITY BELT   I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art)
  22. DAN AUERBACH   Waiting On A Song (Nonesuch)
  23. BOB KEELAGHAN AND MUERTE PAN ALLEY*   The Soundtrack to Intersection & music for Inside the Ku Klux Klan (Shoutin' Abner Pim)
  24. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS   Goths (Merge)
  25. ASHLEIGH BALL*   Gold In You (A Ball Entertainment)
  26. KEVIN MORBY   City Music (Dead Oceans)
  27. WASHED OUT  Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records)
  28. THURSTON MOORE   Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline)
  29. KOOL KRYS*   FEMINUM (Self-Released)
  30. BLESSED*   EP 2 (Kingfisher Bluez)

Electronic

  1. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  2. FLOATING POINTS   Reflections - Mojave Desert (Luaka Bop)
  3. JUSTIN WRIGHT*   Pattern Seeker (Second Best Records)
  4. ANDREA BELFI   Ore (FLOAT)
  5. HIGH PLAINS*   Cinderland (Kranky)
  6. FOREST SWORDS   Compassion (Ninja Tune)
  7. THE PURVEYORS OF FREE WILL*   BLOOD like INK. Unbidden (Baffled Octopi)
  8. GARDEN CITY DISCO*   Garden City Disco EP (Self-Released)
  9. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  10. DIXIE'S DEATH POOL*   Twilight, Sound Mountain (Leisure Thief)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  2. MICHAEL SNOW & JESSE STEWART*   Live at The National Gallery (Art Stew)
  3. ALICE COLTRANE   The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)
  4. WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET   Meditation/Reflection (AUM Fidelity)
  5. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  6. HARRIS EISENSTADT*   Recent Developments (Songlines)
  7. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  8. ANDY HAAS*   Taballah II (Resonant Music)
  9. DAVID S. WARE TRIO   Live In New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity)
  10. STEVE COLEMAN'S NATAL ECLIPSE   Morphogenisis (Pi)

Loud

  1. NINJASPY*   Spüken (Self-Released)
  2. COME BACK BARBARA*   Shark Week (Self-Released)
  3. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  4. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  5. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  6. EX EYE*   Ex Eye (Relapse)
  7. ASEETHE   Hopes of Failure (Thrill Jockey)
  8. DRAGONFORCE   Reaching Into Infinity (special edition) (Metal Blade)
  9. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  10. THE OBSESSED   Sacred (Relapse)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. ALANNA GURR AND THE GREATEST STATE*   Stand Still (Missed Connection)
  2. BLIMP ROCK*   Soap Opera (Self-Released)
  3. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN*   When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Light Organ)
  4. CANAILLES*   Backflips (Grosse Boîte)
  5. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  6. BOB KEELAGHAN AND MUERTE PAN ALLEY*   The Soundtrack to Intersection & music for Inside the Ku Klux Klan (Shoutin' Abner Pim)
  7. THE WARDENS*   Sleeping Buffalo (Self-Released)
  8. COLTER WALL*   Colter Wall (young mary's)
  9. STEWART LEGERE*   Quiet the Station (Self-Released)
  10. CAT CLYDE*   Ivory Castanets (Cinematic)