TOP 30

  1. INNES WILSON*   Northumberland Slums (Out Of Sound)
  2. VERSA*   VERSA (Self-Released)
  3. CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*   Stone Woman (Self-Released)
  4. LUKA*   What Kind of Animal (Self-Released)
  5. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  6. TOUGH AGE*   Shame (Mint)
  7. PONCTUATION*   Mon Herbier Du Monde (Blow The Fuse)
  8. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  9. BAHAMAS*   Earthtones (Barchords)
  10. VICTIME*   La Femme Taupe (Michel Records)
  11. NAP EYES*   I'm Bad Now (You've Changed)
  12. U.S. GIRLS*   In A Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)
  13. CHRISTINA MARTIN*   Impossible To Hold (Come Undone)
  14. FRIGS*   Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts)
  15. YOUNG FATHERS   Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)
  16. JIMMY ZEE BAND*   What You See is What You Get (Self-Released)
  17. PERIPHERAL VISION*   More Songs About Error And Shame (Self-Released)
  18. BONNY DOON   Longwave (Woodsist)
  19. PREOCCUPATIONS*   New Material (Flemish Eye)
  20. PRIME JUNK*   Ladybird (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  21. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA   Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar)
  22. SOFTSIDE*   Luxury Lounge (Self-Released)
  23. MELISSA LAVEAUX*   Radyo Siwel (No Format! Records)
  24. AMOS THE TRANSPARENT*   Anniversaries (Sunday School)
  25. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS   Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
  26. SLOAN*   Sloan 12 (Murderecords)
  27. JAUNT*   Cue (Self-Released)
  28. OUGHT*   Room Inside the World (Royal Mountain)
  29. JOSEPH SHABASON*   Aytche (Western Vinyl)
  30. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN*   Dirt (Paper Bag)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. GORDON GRDINA QUARTET*   Inroads (Songlines)
  2. PERIPHERAL VISION*   More Songs About Error And Shame (Self-Released)
  3. JOSEPH SHABASON*   Aytche (Western Vinyl)
  4. MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG   YRU Still Here (Northern Spy)
  5. NELS CLINE 4   Currents, Constellations (Blue Note)
  6. JEAN DEROME*   Resistances (Ambiances Magnetiques)
  7. JEN SHYU   Song of Silver Geese (Pi)
  8. JOHN MCCOWEN   Solo Contra (International Anthem)
  9. SHAREL CASSITY & ELEKTRA   Evolve (Relsha Music)
  10. GLEN HALL BERNIE KOENIG & M.J. IDZERDA*   Three Way Conversation (Slam)

Loud

  1. VICTIME*   La Femme Taupe (Michel Records)
  2. PRIME JUNK*   Ladybird (Sleepwalk Tapes)
  3. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN*   Dirt (Paper Bag)
  4. GREBER*   Cemetery Preston (Self-Released)
  5. FU MANCHU   Clone of the Universe (New Damage)
  6. VANTABLACK WARSHIP*   Abrasive Pulmonic Speak (Self-Released)
  7. NECK OF THE WOODS*   The Passenger (Basick Records)
  8. SAXON   Thunderbolt (Silver Lining)
  9. SLOW*   Against the Glass (reissue) (Artoffact)
  10. MACHINE HEAD   Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. INNES WILSON*   Northumberland Slums (Out Of Sound)
  2. LUKA*   What Kind of Animal (Self-Released)
  3. BIRD CITY*   Winnowing (Label Fantastic/Coax)
  4. JIMMY ZEE BAND*   What You See is What You Get (Self-Released)
  5. SUZIE VINNICK*   Shake The Love Around (Self-Released)
  6. SUE FOLEY*   The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
  7. COREY GULKIN*   All the Things I'll Forget (Self-Released)
  8. MANITOBA HAL*   Blues Is In the Water (Self-Released)
  9. DANIELLE NICOLE   Cry No More (Concord)
  10. BIG LITTLE LIONS*   Alive and Well (Far Flung)