TOP 30

  1. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  2. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  3. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  4. BONNIE TRASH*   Ezzelini's Dead (Self-Released)
  5. THE WAR ON DRUGS   A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic Recording Corporation)
  6. INLAND ISLAND*   Step Right Up (Self-Released)
  7. PARTNER*   In Search Of Lost Time (You've Changed)
  8. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  9. GRIZZLY BEAR   Painted Ruins (Grizzly Bear Music/RCA Records)
  10. JEN CLOHER   Jen Cloher (Milk!)
  11. BERNICE*   Puff EP (Arts & Crafts)
  12. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  13. CHAD VANGAALEN*   Light Information (Flemish Eye)
  14. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  15. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  16. DANIEL CAESAR*   Freudian (Self-Released)
  17. ODESZA   A Moment Apart (Counter)
  18. QUANTUM TANGLE*   Shelter As We Go... (Coax)
  19. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR*   Undoing A Luciferian Towers (single) (Constellation)
  20. ALVVAYS*   Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
  21. THE BELLE GAME*   Fear/Nothing (Arts & Crafts)
  22. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  23. FRIENDLY RICH*   The Great Blue Heron (Pumpkin Pie Corp.)
  24. ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE   Swim Inside (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
  25. EMILY HAINES AND THE SOFT SKELETON*   Choir of the Mind (Last Gang)
  26. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  27. ANTIBALAS   Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
  28. DEERHOOF   Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)
  29. NEW SWEARS*   And the Magic of Horses (Dine Alone)
  30. RON LEARY*   Tobacco Fields (Bootbrush Music)

Electronic

  1. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  2. ODESZA   A Moment Apart (Counter)
  3. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  4. MOUNT KIMBIE   Love What Survives (Warp)
  5. COCA LEAF   Deep Marble Sunrise (Wharf Cat)
  6. HOLY FUCK*   Bird Brains EP (Innovative Leisure)
  7. KIASMOS   Blurred EP (Erased Tapes)
  8. L'RAIN   L'Rain (Astro Nautico)
  9. BYRON WESTBROOK   Body Consonance (Hands in the Dark)
  10. NOSAJ THING   Parallels (Innovative Leisure)

International

  1. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  2. ANTIBALAS   Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
  3. BEYOND THE PALE*   Rukus (Borelis)
  4. STICKY JOE   Kingston Connection (Kingston Express)
  5. CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECT WITH TONY ALLEN   What Goes Up (Self-Released)
  6. LEE SCRATCH PERRY & SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM   Super Ape Returns To Conquer (Subatomic Sound)
  7. THE BOMBAY ROYALE   Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
  8. LILA DOWNS   Salón, Lágrimas, Y Deseo (Sony)
  9. VARIOUS   Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (Analog Africa)
  10. ASIKO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE*   Winners Never Quit (Self-Released)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  2. GRDINA, HOULE, LOEWEN & DELBECQ*   Ghost Lights (Songlines)
  3. SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN*   Amplified Clarinet & Trumpet (Mystery & Wonder)
  4. REBECCA HENNESSY'S FOG BRASS BAND*   Two Calls (Self-Released)
  5. DAVE REMPIS   Lattice (Aerophonic)
  6. BEYOND THE PALE*   Rukus (Borelis)
  7. STEVE COLEMAN'S NATAL ECLIPSE   Morphogenisis (Pi)
  8. VEIN   VEIN Plays Ravel (Challenge)
  9. TYSHAWN SOREY   Verisimilitude (Pi)
  10. TONY ALLEN   The Source (Blue Note)

Loud

  1. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  2. GET THE SHOT*   Infinite Punishment (New Damage)
  3. INCANTATION   Profane Nexus (Relapse)
  4. CRADLE OF FILTH   Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
  5. BLOODCLOT   Up In Arms (Metal Blade)
  6. SHIMMER   Shimmer (Drop Medium)
  7. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  8. PRIME JUNK*   Ladybird (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  9. ZEAL & ARDOR   Devil is Fine (ADA)
  10. ACT OF DEFIANCE   Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  2. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  3. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  4. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  5. ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE   Swim Inside (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
  6. RON LEARY*   Tobacco Fields (Bootbrush Music)
  7. CATHERINE LEDUC*   Un bras de distance avec le soleil (Grosse Boite)
  8. COLTER WALL*   Colter Wall (young mary's)
  9. KP SMITH*   She Reads Maps (Self-Released)
  10. THE DAMN TRUTH*   Devilish Folk (Warner (WEA))