TOP 30

  1. NAP EYES*   I'm Bad Now (You've Changed)
  2. CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*   Stone Woman (Self-Released)
  3. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN*   Dirt (Paper Bag)
  4. VICTIME*   La Femme Taupe (Michel Records)
  5. RHYE*   Blood (Last Gang)
  6. ERIC CHENAUX*   Slowly Paradise (Constellation)
  7. PONCTUATION*   Mon Herbier Du Monde (Blow the Fuse)
  8. SUE FOLEY*   The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
  9. THE BREEDERS   All Nerve (4AD)
  10. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  11. FRIGS*   Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts)
  12. SHANNON AND THE CLAMS   Onion (Easy Eye Sound)
  13. ISKWÉ*   The Fight Within (Self-Released)
  14. SOFTSIDE*   Luxury Lounge (Self-Released)
  15. OUGHT*   Room Inside the World (Royal Mountain)
  16. PERIPHERAL VISION*   More Songs About Error And Shame (Self-Released)
  17. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  18. HELENA DELAND*   Altogether Unaccompanied Vol. I & II (Luminelle)
  19. JONATHAN WILSON   Rare Birds (Bella Union)
  20. U.S. GIRLS*   In A Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)
  21. BRAD DE ROO*   Brad de Roo's Chimeras of Decline (Self-Released)
  22. THE OLYMPIC SYMPHONIUM*   Beauty In the Tension (Forward Music Group)
  23. MAUNO*   Tuning (Idee Fixe)
  24. JIMMY ZEE BAND*   What You See is What You Get (Self-Released)
  25. SUUNS*   Felt (Secret City)
  26. BAHAMAS*   Earthtones (Barchords)
  27. MELISSA LAVEAUX*   Radyo Siwel (No Format! Records)
  28. ANNA BURCH   Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl)
  29. SHRED KELLY*   Archipelago (DevilDuck)
  30. ESSAIE PAS*   New Path (DFA)

Electronic

  1. ISKWÉ*   The Fight Within (Self-Released)
  2. ESSAIE PAS*   New Path (DFA)
  3. BAD DYLAN*   Pogogo (Pantoum)
  4. ELAQUENT*   Celebrate Life! (Urbnet)
  5. MILK & BONE*   Deception Bay (Bonsound)
  6. NILS FRAHM   All Melody (Erased Tapes)
  7. JONATHAN KAWCHUK*   North (Paper Bag)
  8. UNA   Noise of the Wing: An Apology for Annoyance (Cool Jewel)
  9. NIGHTMARES ON WAX   Shape The Future (Warp)
  10. MOBY   Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt (Mute)

Hip Hop

  1. EVIDENCE   Weather Or Not (Rhymesayers)
  2. JOE ROCCA*   French Kiss (Make it Rain Records)
  3. BLACK MILK   FEVER (Mass Appeal)
  4. ELAQUENT*   Celebrate Life! (Urbnet)
  5. FRACTION & FINSTA*   Thoughtwork (Self-Released)
  6. GRAND ANALOG*   Survival EP (Grand Analog Music)
  7. CADENCE WEAPON*   Cadence Weapon (eOne Music (E1))
  8. DESSA   Chime (Doomtree)
  9. SAMPA THE GREAT   Birds And The Bee9 (Big Dada)
  10. SWAMP THING & GHETTOSOCKS*   The Octagon (Droppin' Science)

International

  1. BELLEGARDE*   Anba Tonel (Self-Released)
  2. IMARHAN   Temet (City Slang)
  3. FREDDIE MCGREGOR   Bobby Babylon: Deluxe Edition (Studio One)
  4. SONIDO GALLO NEGRO   Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat)
  5. VARIOUS   Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs From World War II (Six Degrees)
  6. JUSTIN GRAY & SYNTHESIS*   New Horizons (Self-Released)
  7. BETSAYDA MACHADO   Loe Loa: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree (Odelia)
  8. FEMI KUTI   One People One World (Knitting Factory)
  9. BEAUTIFUL NUBIA AND THE ROOTS RENAISSANCE BAND*   Amunudun (Eniobanke)
  10. BRENDA NAVARRETE   Mi Mundo (Alma)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. PERIPHERAL VISION*   More Songs About Error And Shame (Self-Released)
  2. BC DOUBLE QUARTET*   Departure (Cellar Live)
  3. ALEX PANGMAN*   Alex Pangman's Hot Three! (Justin Time)
  4. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  5. MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG   YRU Still Here (Northern Spy)
  6. JOSHUA GEROWITZ   Solano Canyon (PF Mentum)
  7. IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS   Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem / Don Giovanni)
  8. AVI GRANITE 6*   Orbit (Pet Mantis)
  9. MAST   Thelonious Sphere Monk (World Galaxy)
  10. JEAN DEROME*   Resistances (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Loud

  1. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN*   Dirt (Paper Bag)
  2. EXHUMED   Death Revenge (Relapse)
  3. PRIME JUNK*   Ladybird (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  4. MACHINE HEAD   Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)
  5. MIESHA & THE SPANKS*   Girls Girls Girls (Saved By Vinyl)
  6. BLOOM FILTER*   Bloom Filter EP (Self-Released)
  7. CARDINALS PRIDE*   The Quiet Erosion (New Damage)
  8. WAKE*   Misery Rites (Translation Loss)
  9. SHOPPING   The Official Body (FatCat Records)
  10. GREBER*   Cemetery Preston (Self-Released)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. SUE FOLEY*   The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
  2. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  3. THE OLYMPIC SYMPHONIUM*   Beauty In the Tension (Forward Music Group)
  4. JIMMY ZEE BAND*   What You See is What You Get (Self-Released)
  5. SHRED KELLY*   Archipelago (DevilDuck)
  6. LUKA*   What Kind of Animal (Self-Released)
  7. DANIELLE NICOLE   Cry No More (Concord)
  8. BARBARA DANE   60 Years of Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
  9. SUZIE VINNICK   Share the Love Around (Self-Released)
  10. THE WEATHER STATION*   The Weather Station (Outside Music)