TOP 30

  1. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  2. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  3. INLAND ISLAND*   Step Right Up (Self-Released)
  4. QUANTUM TANGLE*   Shelter As We Go... (Coax)
  5. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  6. BONNIE TRASH*   Ezzelini's Dead (Self-Released)
  7. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  8. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  9. JEN CLOHER   Jen Cloher (Milk!)
  10. MARGRET*   The Most Fun That Two People Can Have Together (Egg Paper Factory)
  11. DAVE REMPIS   Lattice (Aerophonic)
  12. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  13. TYSHAWN SOREY   Verisimilitude (Pi)
  14. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  15. CRAIG PEDERSEN QUINTET*   Approaching the Absence of Doing (Mystery & Wonder)
  16. DANIEL CAESAR*   Freudian (Self-Released)
  17. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  18. LEIF ERIKSON   Leif Erikson (Arts & Crafts)
  19. WHITNEY K*   When the Party's Over (Egg Paper Factory)
  20. GRIZZLY BEAR   Painted Ruins (Grizzly Bear Music/RCA Records)
  21. LAND OF TALK*   Life After Youth (Dine Alone)
  22. JESSICA MOSS*   Pools of Light (Constellation)
  23. YOKE LORE   Good Pain EP (Arts & Crafts)
  24. FRIENDLY RICH*   The Great Blue Heron (Pumpkin Pie Corp.)
  25. DEERHOOF   Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)
  26. COMMON DEER*   II (Self-Released)
  27. IRON AND WINE   Beast Epic (Sub Pop)
  28. ALEX CAMERON   Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian)
  29. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  30. BOB & GENE   If This World Were Mine... (Daptone)

Electronic

  1. PIERRE KWENDERS*   MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
  2. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  3. MOON KING*   HamTramck '16 (Arbutus)
  4. EINE KLEINE CHINA*   Feels Industry (Boat Dreams From the Hill)
  5. BETA FRONTIERS*   Heights (Buzz)
  6. RESPECTFULCHILD*   Searching (Coax)
  7. SUDAN ARCHIVES   Sudan Archives (Stones Throw)
  8. MAYA JANE COLES   Take Flight (I/AM/ME)
  9. VARIOUS   Shapes: Kaleidoscope (Tru Thoughts)
  10. FOONYAP*   Apropos (Self-Released)

Hip Hop

  1. MILO   who told you to think?????!?!???!???!???! (Ruby Yacht)
  2. WIKI   No Mountains In Manhattan (XL Recordings)
  3. DEEM SPENCER   we think we alone (Self-Released)
  4. TZADEKA*   Half the pain is half the work EP (Little Whore)
  5. DECLAIME   Young Spirit (SomeOthaShip Connect)
  6. KAY THE AQUANAUT*   7 Vessels (Fake Four Inc.)
  7. MISS EAVES*   Feminasty (Self-Released)
  8. DAVE EST   Paranoia: A True Story (Def Jam)
  9. GRIEVES   Running Wild (Rhymesayers)
  10. MR. BRADY   Speechless (Urbnet)

Jazz & Experimental

  1. DICKEY/MANERI/SHIPP   Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity)
  2. THE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET   Cochonnerie (Aerophonic)
  3. DAVE REMPIS   Lattice (Aerophonic)
  4. TYSHAWN SOREY   Verisimilitude (Pi)
  5. CRAIG PEDERSEN QUINTET*   Approaching the Absence of Doing (Mystery & Wonder)
  6. VARIOUS*   Musicworks #128 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  7. VEIN   VEIN Plays Ravel (Challenge)
  8. SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN*   Amplified Clarinet & Trumpet (Mystery & Wonder)
  9. WILLIAM PARKER QUARTETS   Meditation/Reflection (AUM Fidelity)
  10. RON SAMWORTH*   Dogs Do Dream (Drip Audio)

Loud

  1. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  2. WOODHAWK*   Beyond the Sun (Self-Released)
  3. RIVER JACKS*   Strange Adventures (Lamptown)
  4. NINJASPY*   Sp√ľken (Self-Released)
  5. SHIMMER   Shimmer (Drop Medium)
  6. HUNDRED SUNS   The Prestaliis (New Damage)
  7. DASHER   Sodium (Jagjaguwar)
  8. CELLOS*   The Great Leap Backward (No List)
  9. TRASH BAG/SIKES   Split (Get Hip)
  10. POWER TRIP   Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  2. MATTHEW BYRNE*   Horizon Lines (Self-Released)
  3. JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON*   Wildflower Blues (Self-Released)
  4. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  5. LEIF VOLLEBEKK*   Twin Solitude (Outside Music)
  6. CATHERINE LEDUC*   Un bras de distance avec le soleil (Grosse Boite)
  7. ANDREA NIXON*   Diary of a Housewife (Self-Released)
  8. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  9. BRUCE COCKBURN*   Bone On Bone (True North)
  10. RICK ESTRIN AND THE NIGHT CATS   Groovin? In Greaseland (Alligator)