TOP 30

  1. FIVER*  Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idée Fixe)
  2. TIMBER TIMBRE*  Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  3. JON MCKIEL*  Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  4. CHAZ BUNDICK MEETS THE MATTSON 2  Starstuff (Carpark)
  5. VARIOUS*  Cha Cha Cha: The Songs of Shotgun Jimmie (Comin' Around)
  6. VARIOUS*  Guelph Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  7. PEREGRINE FALLS*  Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  8. JESSICA MOSS*  Pools of Light (Constellation)
  9. JOM COMYN*  I Need Love (Sweety Pie)
  10. JAIMIE BRANCH  Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  11. NOT YOU*  Misty (fundog)
  12. JUANA MOLINA  Halo (Crammed Discs)
  13. INNES WILSON*  Bedford Hills EP (Out Of Sound)
  14. ANAMAI*  What Mountain (Halocline Trance)
  15. MILES OKAZAKI  Trickster (Pi)
  16. GHOSTKEEPER*  Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  17. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN*  When The Bloom Falls From The Rose (Light Organ)
  18. LORD ECHO  Harmonies (Soundway)
  19. WOODS  Love Is Love (Woodsist)
  20. SHED*  Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  21. MAC DEMARCO*  This Old Dog (Royal Mountain)
  22. REBECCA HENNESSY*  Two Calls (Self-Released)
  23. ELLIOTT SMITH  Either/Or (expanded) (Kill Rock Stars)
  24. CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION*  Noli Timere (Self-Released)
  25. WILSEN*  I Go Missing In My Sleep (Secret City)
  26. DANIEL ROMANO*  Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  27. SYLVAN ESSO  What Now (Loma Vista)
  28. EL MICHELS AFFAIR  Return to the 37th Chamber (Big Crown)
  29. MELTED MIRROR*  Borderzone (Wyatt Records)
  30. LA CONVERSION DES SAUVAGES*  La Conversion des Sauvages (Self-Released)

Electronic

  1. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  2. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  3. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  4. SPOEK MATHAMBO   Mzansi Beat Code (Teka)
  5. KID KOALA FEAT. EMILIANA TORRINI*   Music To Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  6. SOULWAX   FROM DEEWEE (Pias)
  7. LYDIA AINSWORTH*   Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
  8. ACTRESS   AZD (Ninja Tune)
  9. YIALMELIC FREQUENCIES   Zjumk (Leaving)
  10. JACQUES GREENE*   Feel Infinite (Arts & Crafts)

Hip Hop

  1. EMAY*   Ilah (Self-Released)
  2. KIEFER   Kickinit Alone (Leaving)
  3. E.GG*   Alverstone (Self-Released)
  4. RUN THE JEWELS   Run The Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels, Inc.)
  5. HAVIAH MIGHTY*   Flower City (Self-Released)
  6. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  7. AUDIBLE DOCTOR   Soul Slaps, Vol. 2 (AMD)
  8. NOLIFE   You Won't Survive The State Of New York (Young Turks)
  9. BIG M.I.C.*   The Kinsmen Project (Self-Released)
  10. FORTUNATO & DJ IV*   2 Bad Dudes (Urbnet)

International

  1. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  2. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  3. ALEX CUBA*   Lo Unico Constante (Fontana North)
  4. OUMOU SANGARE   Mogoya (No Format! Records)
  5. ONDATROPICA   Baile Bucanero (Soundway)
  6. VIEUX FARKA TOURE   Samba (Six Degrees)
  7. KASAI ALLSTARS & OCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE KIMBANG   Around Felicite (Crammed Discs)
  8. WRONGTOM MEETS THE RAGGA TWINS   In Time (Tru Thoughts)
  9. LENKKODEK (ECCODEK + LENKA LICHTENBERG)*   Open My Ears (Big Mind)
  10. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  2. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  3. REBECCA HENNESSY'S FOG BRASS BAND*   Two Calls (Self-Released)
  4. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  5. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  6. NICHOLAS PAYTON   Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (Self-Released)
  7. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  8. MOONCHILD   Voyager (Tru Thoughts)
  9. QUENTIN TOLIMIERI   Piano (PfMentum)
  10. YIALMELIC FREQUENCIES   Zjumk (Leaving)

Loud

  1. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  2. SNAKEHOLE   Interludes of Insanity (Wharf Cat)
  3. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  4. EX DEO*   The Immortal Wars (Napalm)
  5. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  6. PROTRUDERS*   Lively Time For Snake Skin Reading (Self-Released)
  7. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN   Dissociation (Party Smasher)
  8. ROYAL THUNDER   Wick (Spinefarm)
  9. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  10. ZEAL & ARDOR   Devil is Fine (ADA)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. FIVER*   Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe)
  2. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN*   When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Self-Released)
  3. ELLIOTT SMITH   Either/Or (expanded edition) (Kill Rock Stars)
  4. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  5. JENN GRANT*   Paradise (Outside Music)
  6. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  7. VALERIE JUNE   The Order of Time (Concord Records)
  8. RON SEXSMITH*   The Last Rider (Compass)
  9. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  10. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)