TOP 30

  1. BONNIE TRASH*   Ezzelini's Dead (Self-Released)
  2. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR*   Luciferian Towers (Constellation)
  3. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  4. LA FETE/LAPS*   La Fete/Laps/Laps/La Fete (Pantoum/Out of Sound)
  5. RENE LUSSIER*   Meuh (Self-Released)
  6. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  7. CHAD VANGAALEN*   Light Information (Flemish Eye)
  8. ALVVAYS*   Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
  9. MARGRET*   The Most Fun That Two People Can Have Together (Egg Paper Factory)
  10. KASHKA*   Relax (Self-Released)
  11. SOFT SERVE*   Trap Door (Self-Released)
  12. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  13. GRDINA, HOULE, LOEWEN & DELBECQ*   Ghost Lights (Songlines)
  14. PARTNER*   In Search Of Lost Time (You've Changed)
  15. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  16. INLAND ISLAND*   Step Right Up (Self-Released)
  17. THE WAR ON DRUGS   A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic Recording Corporation)
  18. RESPECTFULCHILD*   Searching (Coax)
  19. SALTLAND*   A Common Truth (Constellation)
  20. JOHN KAMEEL FARAH*   Time Sketches (Neue Meister)
  21. VARIOUS*   MusicWorks #127 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  22. PETUNIA & THE VIPERS*   Lonesome Heavy & Lonesome (Self-Released)
  23. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  24. DANIEL CAESAR*   Freudian (Self-Released)
  25. BERNICE*   Puff EP (Arts & Crafts)
  26. METZ*   Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
  27. GRIZZLY BEAR   Painted Ruins (Grizzly Bear Music/RCA Records)
  28. ANTIBALAS   Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
  29. THE BELLE GAME*   Fear/Nothing (Arts & Crafts)
  30. DEERHOOF   Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)

Electronic

  1. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  2. RESPECTFULCHILD*   Searching (Coax)
  3. DAPHNI*   Fabriclive 93 (Fabric)
  4. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  5. JUSTIN WRIGHT*   Pattern Seeker (Second Best Records)
  6. ODESZA   A Moment Apart (Counter)
  7. DREAMSTATE VS. HEIKI*   Stone Shore (Paper+Sound)
  8. KIASMOS   Blurred EP (Erased Tapes)
  9. KXNGS   Air Sign EP (Tru Thoughts)
  10. MOUNT KIMBIE   Love What Survives (Warp)

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. AUTORICKSHAW*   Meter (Tala-Wallah)
  4. ANDY HAAS*   Taballah II (Resonant Music)
  5. THE BOMBAY ROYALE   Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
  6. CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECT WITH TONY ALLEN   What Goes Up (Self-Released)
  7. THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO*   La Migra (Made With Pencil Crayons)
  8. BEYOND THE PALE*   Rukus (Borelis)
  9. DALAVA*   The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines)
  10. LILA DOWNS   Salón, Lágrimas, Y Deseo (Sony)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. RENE LUSSIER*   Meuh (Self-Released)
  2. GRDINA, HOULE, LOEWEN & DELBECQ*   Ghost Lights (Songlines)
  3. VARIOUS*   MusicWorks #127 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  4. DAVE REMPIS   Lattice (Aerophonic)
  5. CRAIG PEDERSEN QUINTET*   Approaching the Absence of Doing (Mystery & Wonder)
  6. THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN   Tilt (Cuneiform)
  7. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  8. SIMON MILLERD*   Lessons and Fairytales (Songlines)
  9. REBECCA HENNESSY'S FOG BRASS BAND*   Two Calls (Self-Released)
  10. ANDY HAAS*   Taballah II (Resonant Music)

Loud

  1. METZ*   Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
  2. COMEBACK KID*   Outsider (New Damage)
  3. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  4. MOTORHEAD   Under Cover (Silver Lining)
  5. NINJASPY*   Spüken (Self-Released)
  6. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  7. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  8. EX DEO*   The Immortal Wars (Napalm)
  9. PEREGRINE FALLS*   Peregrine Falls (Drip Audio)
  10. CRADLE OF FILTH   Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  2. PETUNIA & THE VIPERS*   Lonesome Heavy & Lonesome (Self-Released)
  3. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  4. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  5. CANAILLES*   Backflips (Grosse Boite)
  6. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  7. THE DAMN TRUTH*   Devilish Folk (Warner (WEA))
  8. WHITNEY ROSE*   Rule 62 (Six Shooter)
  9. RICK ESTRIN AND THE NIGHT CATS   Groovin? In Greaseland (Alligator)
  10. BLIMP ROCK*   Soap Opera (Self-Released)