TOP 30

  1. DIRTY PROJECTORS   Dirty Projectors (Domino)
  2. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  3. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  4. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  5. TIM DARCY*   Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)
  6. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  7. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  8. HOMESHAKE*   Fresh Air (Royal Mountain)
  9. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  10. SINKANE   Life and Livin' It (City Slang)
  11. THE LUYAS*   Human Voicing (Paper Bag)
  12. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  13. DAN MISHA GOLDMAN*   Champion of the Afterworld (Forward Music Group)
  14. THE SADIES*   Northern Passages (Dine Alone)
  15. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD   Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
  16. MOLLY BURCH   Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks)
  17. FLEECE*   Voyager (Fleece Music)
  18. JENS LEKMAN   Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
  19. MIKE SMITH COMPANY   Famous Wildlife Movies (All-Set!)
  20. AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANT DE SA BOUCHE*   Pas Pire Pop (I Love You So Much) (Constellation)
  21. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  22. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  23. MARK BAND SANDERS*   Call Me Lucky (Self-Released)
  24. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)
  25. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  26. IAN WILLIAM CRAIG   Centres (FatCat)
  27. LOUISE BURNS*   Young Mopes (Light Organ)
  28. SHAME AGENT*   A Prelude To Love (Self-Released)
  29. LA CONVERSION DES SAUVAGES*   La Conversion des Sauvages (Self-Released)
  30. PICK A PIPER*   Distance (Tin Angel)

Electronic

  1. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  2. AUSTRA*   Future Politics (Pink Fizz)
  3. A TRIBE CALLED RED*   We Are The Halluci Nation (Pirates Blend)
  4. IAN WILLIAM CRAIG   Centres (FatCat)
  5. PICK A PIPER*   Distance (Tin Angel)
  6. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  7. BONOBO   Migration (Ninja Tune)
  8. CLAP! CLAP!   A Thousand Skies (Black Acre)
  9. VARIOUS   Disquiet Vol. 1 (Unseen Music)
  10. FKJ   French Kiwi Juice (Believe)

Hip Hop

  1. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  2. KIRK KNIGHT   Black Noise (Pro Era)
  3. KARRIEM RIGGINS   Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)
  4. CHANCE THE RAPPER   Coloring Book (Self-Released)
  5. RUN THE JEWELS   Run The Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
  6. ELAQUENT*   Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet)
  7. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST   We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  8. RYLAND ROSE   Ryland Rose (Self-Released)
  9. NILLA*   Valkyrie (Droppin' Science)
  10. COLDCUT   Only Heaven EP (Ahead Of Our Time)

International

  1. SINKANE   Life and Livin' It (City Slang)
  2. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)
  3. THIEVERY CORPORATION   The Temple Of I & I (ESL/Eighteenth Street Lounge)
  4. VANDANA VISHWAS*   Parallels (Self-Released)
  5. DAYMÉ AROCENA   Cubafonia (Brownswood)
  6. TINARIWEN   Elwan (Wedge)
  7. KOBO TOWN*   Where The Galleon Sank (Stonetree)
  8. KNAUTIC*   Asaka (East Van Digital)
  9. TURKWAZ*   Nazar (Self-Released)
  10. SAMSON'S DELILAH*   Unfinished Humans (Self-Released)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  2. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  3. MIKE SMITH COMPANY   Famous Wildlife Movies (All-Set!)
  4. FILM IN MUSIC*   Tell Tale (Drip Audio)
  5. BOBBY KAPP & MATTHEW SHIPP   Cactus (Northern Spy)
  6. QUEEN MAB TRIO*   Réunion (Mikroclimat)
  7. SYRINX*   Tumblers From The Vault (RVNG Intl.)
  8. ISABELLE DUTHOIT & GEORGE GRAEWE   Parlance (Nuscope)
  9. ANDREW DOWNING*   Otterville (Self-Released)
  10. LE TON MITE   Passé Composé Futur Conditionnel (Crammed Discs)

Loud

  1. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  2. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  3. PROTEST THE HERO*   Pacific Myth (Self-Released)
  4. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  5. HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE   Dead Revolution (Metal Blade)
  6. PALBERTA   Bye Bye Berta (Wharf Cat)
  7. STRIKER*   Striker (Record Breaking Records)
  8. ZAUM*   Eidolon (I Hate)
  9. WENCHES AND ROGUES*   Wenches And Rogues (Self-Released)
  10. IRON REAGAN   Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  2. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  3. THE SADIES*   Northern Passages (Dine Alone)
  4. SPENCER MURRAY AND PIPESLINGER*   Sound and Fury (Self-Released)
  5. BILL & JOEL PLASKETT*   Solidarity (Pheromone)
  6. HARROW FAIR*   Call to Arms (Roaring Girl)
  7. MANITOBA HAL*   Live In Ghent (Hals Kitchen)
  8. LEE PALMER*   Bridge (On The Fly)
  9. WILD RIVERS*   Wild Rivers (Self-Released)
  10. RANT MAGGIE RANT*   Latitude (Self-Released)