TOP 30

  1. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  2. JOM COMYN*   I Need Love (Sweety Pie)
  3. FIVER*   Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe)
  4. CHAZ BUNDICK MEETS THE MATTSON 2   Star Stuff (Carpark)
  5. JAIMIE BRANCH   Fly or Die (International Anthem)
  6. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  7. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  8. ANAMAI*   What Mountain (Halocline Trance)
  9. VARIOUS*   Guelph Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  10. TIMBER TIMBRE*   Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  11. CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION*   Noli Timere (Self-Released)
  12. GHOSTKEEPER*   Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  13. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  14. WOODS   Love Is Love (Woodsist)
  15. VARIOUS*   MusicWorks #127 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  16. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  17. PROTRUDERS*   Lively Time For Snake Skin Reading (Self-Released)
  18. DEL BEL*   III (Missed Connection)
  19. JON MCKIEL*   Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  20. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  21. EMAY*   Ilah (Self-Released)
  22. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  23. EL MICHELS AFFAIR   Return to the 37th Chamber (Big Crown)
  24. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  25. THE FLYPAPER ORCHESTRA*   Boulevard Of Broken Dreams: Old Songs For A New Depression (Self-Released)
  26. LORD ECHO   Harmonies (Soundway)
  27. INNES WILSON*   Bedford Hills EP (Out Of Sound)
  28. SALTLAND*   A Common Truth (Constellation)
  29. TENNIS   Yours Conditionally (Mutually Detrimental)
  30. SLOWDIVE   Slowdive (Dead Oceans)

Electronic

  1. CFCF & JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS*   Cascades (Arts & Crafts)
  2. GONJASUFI   Mandela Effect (Warp)
  3. LITTLE DRAGON   Season High (Loma Vista)
  4. SOULWAX   FROM DEEWEE (Pias)
  5. LOU CANON*   Suspicious (Paper Bag)
  6. CHILDREN OF ALICE   Children of Alice (Warp)
  7. LYDIA AINSWORTH*   Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
  8. SHED*   Worst Case Scenario (Hailstone)
  9. SHREEM*   Celtic Remixing (Self-Released)
  10. $3.33   DRAFT (Leaving)

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. XYLOURIS WHITE   Black Peak (Bella Union)
  2. ALEX CUBA*   Lo Unico Constante (Fontana North)
  3. TINARIWEN   Elwan (Wedge)
  4. OUMOU SANGARE   Mogoya (No Format! Records)
  5. WRONGTOM MEETS THE RAGGA TWINS   In Time (Tru Thoughts)
  6. JUANA MOLINA   Halo (Crammed Discs)
  7. DALAVA*   The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines)
  8. ONDATROPICA   Baile Bucanero (Soundway)
  9. LENKKODEK (ECCODEK + LENKA LICHTENBERG)*   Open My Ears (Big Mind)
  10. VARIOUS   Vintage Italia (Putumayo)

Jazz & Experimental

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

Loud

  1. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  2. PROTRUDERS*   Lively Time For Snake Skin Reading (Self-Released)
  3. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  4. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  5. INCREDIBLE WOMAN*   Incredible Woman LP (Self-Released)
  6. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  7. POWER TRIP   Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
  8. THE OBSESSED   Sacred (Relapse)
  9. ROYAL THUNDER   Wick (Spinefarm)
  10. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. FIVER*   Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe)
  2. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  3. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  4. THE FLYPAPER ORCHESTRA*   Boulevard Of Broken Dreams: Old Songs For A New Depression (Self-Released)
  5. RON SEXSMITH*   The Last Rider (Compass)
  6. ELVIN BISHOP   Big Fun Trio (Alligator)
  7. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  8. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  9. VALERIE JUNE   The Order of Time (Concord Records)
  10. RANT MAGGIE RANT*   Latitude (Self-Released)