TOP 30

  1. DO MAKE SAY THINK*  Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation)
  2. FIVER*   Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe)
  3. MAC DEMARCO*   This Old Dog (Royal Mountain)
  4. LAND OF TALK*  Life After Youth (Dine Alone)
  5. NOT YOU*   Misty (Fundog)
  6. JOM COMYN*   I Need Love (Sweety Pie)
  7. HOODED FANG*   Dynasty House (Daps)
  8. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  9. CASCADE FALLS*  Clouds Change, Nostalgia Stays The Same (Oscar St.)
  10. SHE-DEVILS  She-Devils (Secretly Canadian)
  11. LITTLE DRAGON  Season High (Loma Vista)
  12. SARAH DAVACHI*  All My Circles Run (Students of Decay)
  13. RON SEXSMITH*   The Last Rider (Compass)
  14. SLOWDIVE  SLOWDIVE (Dead Oceans)
  15. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  16. SYLVAN ESSO   What Now (Loma Vista)
  17. TIMBER TIMBRE*   Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  18. CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION*   Noli Timere (Self-Released)
  19. HARRIS EISENSTADT*   Recent Developments (Songlines)
  20. ANAMAI*   What Mountain (Halocline Trance)
  21. GIRLPOOL   Powerplant (Anti-)
  22. THURSTON MOORE  Rock n Roll Consciousness (Drag City)
  23. MINOTAURS*  AUM (Self-Released)
  24. GHOSTKEEPER*   Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  25. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS  Goths (Merge)
  26. KRISTIN WITKO*  Union EP (Racoon Moon)
  27. XENO & OAKLANDER  Movements II (Ghostly)
  28. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  29. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  30. AFGHAN WHIGS  In Spades (Sub Pop)

Electronic

  1. LITTLE DRAGON   Season High (Loma Vista)
  2. SARAH DAVACHI*   All My Circles Run (Students of Decay)
  3. SYLVAN ESSO   What Now (Loma Vista)
  4. XENO AND OAKLANDER   Movements II (Ghostly International)
  5. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  6. JACQUES GREENE*   Feel Infinite (Arts & Crafts)
  7. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  8. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  9. GORILLAZ   Humanz (Parlophone)
  10. SPOEK MATHAMBO   Mzansi Beat Code (Teka)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. HARRIS EISENSTADT*   Recent Developments (Songlines)
  2. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  3. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  4. REBECCA HENNESSY'S FOG BRASS BAND*   Two Calls (Self-Released)
  5. ALICE COLTRANE   The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)
  6. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  7. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  8. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  9. VARIOUS*   MusicWorks #127 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  10. TROMBONE SHORTY   Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)

Loud

  1. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  2. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  3. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  4. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  5. NINJASPY*   Sp√ľken (Self-Released)
  6. ROYAL THUNDER   Wick (Spinefarm)
  7. BRUTAL YOUTH*   Sanguine (Stomp)
  8. THE OBSESSED   Sacred (Relapse)
  9. STRIKER*   Striker (Record Breaking Records)
  10. PROTRUDERS*   Lively Time For Snake Skin Reading (Self-Released)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. FIVER*   Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe)
  2. RON SEXSMITH*   The Last Rider (Compass)
  3. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  4. ELLIOTT SMITH   Either/Or (expanded edition) (Kill Rock Stars)
  5. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  6. SARAH JANE SCOUTEN*   When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Light Organ)
  7. STEPH CAMERON*   Daybreak Over Jackson Street (Pheromone)
  8. KIERA DALL'OSTO*   Kiera Dall'Osto (Self-Released)
  9. JON STICKLEY TRIO   Maybe Believe (Self-Released)
  10. CAT CLYDE*   Ivory Castanets (Cinematic)