TOP 30

  1. TIMBER TIMBRE*   Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
  2. JON MCKIEL*   Memorial Ten Count (You've Changed)
  3. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  4. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  5. TIM DARCY*   Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar)
  6. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  7. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  8. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  9. SAID THE WHALE*   As long as your eyes are wide (Hidden Pony)
  10. FATHER JOHN MISTY   Pure Comedy (Sub Pop Records)
  11. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  12. SALTLAND*   A Common Truth (Constellation)
  13. THE PAINTERS   Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (Egg Paper Factory)
  14. LYDIA AINSWORTH*   Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
  15. LAURA MARLING   Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  16. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  17. THE WOODEN SKY*   Swimming In Strange Waters (Nevado)
  18. REAL ESTATE   In Mind (Domino)
  19. MOZART'S SISTER   Field Of Love (Arbutus Records)
  20. FUTURE ISLANDS   The Far Field (4AD)
  21. DEL BEL*   III (Missed Connection)
  22. SIR WAS   Digging a Tunnel (City Slang)
  23. TEI SHI*   Crawl Space (Arts & Crafts)
  24. GUIDED BY VOICES   August By Cake (Guided By Voices, Inc. (GBV))
  25. SARAH DAVACHI*   All My Circles Run (Students of Decay)
  26. GHOSTKEEPER*   Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (Self-Released)
  27. TANGLERS*   Light Slips In (Self-Released)
  28. JENS LEKMAN   Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian)
  29. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  30. ANDREW MCPHERSON*   Bardo (Big Mind)

Jazz

  1. UGLY BEAUTIES*   Strange Attractors (Self-Released)
  2. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  3. MICHAEL SNOW & JESSE STEWART*   Live at The National Gallery (Art Stew)
  4. CHICAGO/LONDON UNDERGROUND   A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform)
  5. MILES OKAZAKI   The Trickster (Pi)
  6. STEVE KIRBY OCEANIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA*   All Over The Map (Head In The Sand)
  7. ED PALERMO BIG BAND   The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II (Cuneiform)
  8. MARIAH PARKER   Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert (Ancient Future)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 12TET*   Trillium Falls (University of Toronto Jazz)
  10. AMY BRANDON*   Scavenger (Self-Released)

Loud

  1. CASPER SKULLS*   Lips & Skull EP (Buzz Records)
  2. GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS*   Black Metal Demo Tape (Fake Four Inc.)
  3. SIX FEET UNDER   Torment (Metal Blade)
  4. DREAM WHIP*   Dream Whip (Self-Released)
  5. MASTODON   Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)
  6. PROTEST THE HERO*   Pacific Myth (Self-Released)
  7. SNAKEHOLE   Interludes of Insanity (Wharf Cat)
  8. PISSED JEANS   Why Love Now (Sub Pop)
  9. THE SHIVERETTES*   Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
  10. ZEAL & ARDOR   Devil is Fine (ADA)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. AMELIA CURRAN*   Watershed (Six Shooter)
  2. RICHARD LAVIOLETTE*   Taking The Long Way Home (You've Changed)
  3. ROSE COUSINS*   Natural Conclusion (Outside Music)
  4. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*   Apocalipstick (Self-Released)
  5. THE WOODEN SKY*   Swimming In Strange Waters (Nevado)
  6. CASSIE & MAGGIE*   The Willow Collection (Self-Released)
  7. MANITOBA HAL*   Live In Ghent (Hals Kitchen)
  8. CONOR OBERST   Salutations (Nonesuch)
  9. JOE GRASS*   The Rest Will Disappear (Second Best Records)
  10. BEYRIES*   Landing (Bonsound)