TOP 30

  1. VARIOUS*   Guelph Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  2. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  3. DEL BEL*   III (Missed Connection)
  4. SALTLAND*   A Common Truth (Constellation)
  5. CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION*   Noli Timere (Self-Released)
  6. TIMBER TIMBRE*   Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  7. JON MCKIEL*   Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  8. VARIOUS*   Cha Cha Cha: The Songs of Shotgun Jimmie (Comin' Around Records)
  9. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  10. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  11. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  12. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  13. GHOSTKEEPER*   Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  14. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  15. EL MICHELS AFFAIR   Return to the 37th Chamber (Big Crown)
  16. SAID THE WHALE*   As long as your eyes are wide (Hidden Pony)
  17. FUTURE ISLANDS   The Far Field (4AD)
  18. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  19. SARAH DAVACHI*   All My Circles Run (Students of Decay)
  20. SOFTSIDE*   Lower Hands (Self-Released)
  21. RALPH*   Ralph (Self-Released)
  22. JOM COMYN*   I Need Love (Sweety Pie)
  23. TONSTARTSSBANDHT   Sorcerer (Arbutus)
  24. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  25. WILSEN   I Go Missing in My Sleep (Secret City)
  26. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  27. FATHER JOHN MISTY   Pure Comedy (Sub Pop)
  28. COLD WAR KIDS   La Divine (Capitol)
  29. LITTLE DRAGON   Season High (Loma Vista)
  30. LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT   Los Angeles Police Department (Anti-)

Electronic

  1. LITTLE DRAGON   Season High (Loma Vista)
  2. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  3. GASLAMP KILLER   Instrumentalepathy (Brainfeeder)
  4. $3.33   DRAFT (Leaving)
  5. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  6. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  7. LYDIA AINSWORTH*   Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
  8. CHILDREN OF ALICE   Children of Alice (Warp)
  9. JONI VOID*   Selfless (Constellation)
  10. JACQUES GREENE*   Feel Infinite (Arts & Crafts)

International

  1. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  2. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  3. OUMOU SANGARE   Mogoya (No Format! Records)
  4. ONDATROPICA   Baile Bucanero (Soundway)
  5. THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO*   La Migra (Made With Pencil Crayons)
  6. VIEUX FARKA TOURE   Samba (Six Degrees)
  7. LAKUTA   So Sue Us (Tru Thoughts)
  8. WRONGTOM MEETS THE RAGGA TWINS   In Time (Tru Thoughts)
  9. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE   Uyai (Merge)
  10. ALEX CUBA*   Lo Unico Constante (Fontana North)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  2. THUNDERCAT   Drunk (Brainfeeder)
  3. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  4. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  5. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  6. VARIOUS*   MusicWorks #127 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  7. TERENCE BLANCHARD   The Comedian (Blue Note)
  8. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  9. HARRIS EISENSTADT*   Recent Developments (Songlines)
  10. MICHAEL SNOW & JESSE STEWART*   Live at The National Gallery (Art Stew)

Loud

  1. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  2. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  3. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  4. WHOOP-SZO*   Citizen's Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
  5. SIX FEET UNDER   Torment (Metal Blade)
  6. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  7. EXALT*   The Shape You Took Before The Ache (New Damage)
  8. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  9. THE OBSESSED   Sacred (Relapse)
  10. PROTEST THE HERO*   Pacific Myth (Self-Released)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  2. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  3. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  4. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  5. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  6. BEYRIES*   Landing (Bonsound)
  7. RANT MAGGIE RANT*   Latitude (Self-Released)
  8. MANITOBA HAL*   Live In Ghent (Hals Kitchen)
  9. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  10. LISA LEBLANC*   Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? (Bonsound)