TOP 30

  1. FAITH HEALER*   Try ;-) (Mint)
  2. WILLIAM PARKER QUARTETS   Meditation/Reflection (AUM Fidelity)
  3. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  4. TYSHAWN SOREY   Verisimilitude (Pi)
  5. MARGRET*   The Most Fun That Two People Can Have Together (Egg Paper Factory)
  6. STEVE COLEMAN'S NATAL ECLIPSE   Morphogenisis (Pi)
  7. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  8. INLAND ISLAND*   Step Right Up (Self-Released)
  9. BONNIE TRASH*   Ezzelini's Dead (Self-Released)
  10. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  11. JEN CLOHER   Jen Cloher (Milk!)
  12. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  13. ANDY HAAS*   Taballah II (Resonant Music)
  14. WHITEHORSE*   Panther In The Dollhouse (Six Shooter)
  15. FRIENDLY RICH*   The Great Blue Heron (Pumpkin Pie Corp.)
  16. VARIOUS*   Musicworks #128 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  17. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE*   Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
  18. ALEX CAMERON   Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian)
  19. LEIF VOLLEBEKK*   Twin Solitude (Outside Music)
  20. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  21. SUDAN ARCHIVES   Sudan Archives (Stones Throw)
  22. ALANNA GURR AND THE GREATEST STATE*   Stand Still (Missed Connection)
  23. MILO   who told you to think?????!?!???!???!???! (Ruby Yacht)
  24. ARCADE FIRE*   Everything Now (Sony Music)
  25. KILLER KAYA   20 Lives (Self-Released)
  26. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD   Sketches of Brunswick East (Cadence Music Group)
  27. KANE STRANG   Two Hearts and No Brain (Dead Oceans)
  28. GRIZZLY BEAR   Painted Ruins (Grizzly Bear Music/RCA Records)
  29. THE STEOPLES   Six Rocks (Stones Throw)
  30. THE PSYCHIC ALLIANCE*   Evil Against Evil (Self-Released)

Electronic

  1. BLUNDERSPUBLIK*   Rainbow Remains (Self-Released)
  2. SUDAN ARCHIVES   Sudan Archives (Stones Throw)
  3. THE STEOPLES   Six Rocks (Stones Throw)
  4. BETA FRONTIERS*   Heights (Buzz)
  5. VARIOUS   Shapes: Kaleidoscope (Tru Thoughts)
  6. MAYA JANE COLES   Take Flight (I/AM/ME)
  7. DAPHNI*   Fabriclive 93 (Fabric)
  8. RESPECTFULCHILD*   Searching (Coax)
  9. ELWD   All Good Things (Bad Taste)
  10. MOON KING*   HamTramck '16 (Arbutus)

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)
  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. WILLIAM PARKER QUARTETS   Meditation/Reflection (AUM Fidelity)
  2. TYSHAWN SOREY   Verisimilitude (Pi)
  3. STEVE COLEMAN'S NATAL ECLIPSE   Morphogenisis (Pi)
  4. ANDY HAAS*   Taballah II (Resonant Music)
  5. VARIOUS*   Musicworks #128 (MusicWorks Magazine)
  6. TONY ALLEN   The Source (Blue Note)
  7. THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN   Tilt (Cuneiform)
  8. MIKE DOWNES*   Root Structure (Self-Released)
  9. VEIN   VEIN Plays Ravel (Challenge)
  10. AUDREY OCHOA TRIO*   Afterthought (Chronograph)

Loud

  1. TEENANGER*   Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
  2. DASHER   Sodium (Jagjaguwar)
  3. POWER TRIP   Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
  4. SHIMMER   Shimmer (Drop Medium)
  5. HUNDRED SUNS   The Prestaliis (New Damage)
  6. EX DEO*   The Immortal Wars (Napalm)
  7. NINJASPY*   Sp√ľken (Self-Released)
  8. ALL ELSE FAILS*   The Forever Lie (Suicidal Bride)
  9. CELLOS*   The Great Leap Backward (No List)
  10. TRASH BAG/SIKES   Split (Get Hip)

Folk/Roots/Blues

  1. DANIEL ROMANO*   Modern Pressure (You've Changed)
  2. ELLIOTT BROOD*   Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
  3. LEIF VOLLEBEKK*   Twin Solitude (Outside Music)
  4. GEOFF BERNER*   Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax)
  5. ALANNA GURR AND THE GREATEST STATE*   Stand Still (Missed Connection)
  6. CATHERINE LEDUC*   Un bras de distance avec le soleil (Grosse Boite)
  7. HOUSE AND LAND   House and Land (Thrill Jockey)
  8. ANDREA NIXON*   Diary of a Housewife (Self-Released)
  9. THE BARROWDOWNS*   Come What May Come (Self-Released)
  10. SHANNON KINGSBURY*   Bones & Secrets (Self-Released)