Top 50

1. Frank Ocean - "Blond(e)" *[Boys Don't Cry]*
2. A Tribe Called Quest - "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" *[Epic/SME]*
3. Jenny Hval - "Blood Bitch" *[Sacred Bones]*
4. Mitski - "Puberty 2" *[Dead Oceans]*
5. Solange - "A Seat at the Table" *[Saint/Columbia]*
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Skeleton Tree" *[Bad Seeds Ltd.]*
7. Porches - "Pool" *[Domino]*
8. The Caretaker - "Everywhere at the end of time" *[History Always Favours the Winners]*
9. David Bowie - "Blackstar" *[Columbia]*
10. Danny Brown - "Atrocity Exhibition" *[Warp]*
11. Angel Olsen - "My Woman" *[Jagjaguwar]*
12. Kendrick Lamar - "untitled unmastered" *[Aftermath]*
13. Parquet Courts - "Human Performance" *[Rough Trade]*
14. Pinegrove - "Cardinal" *[Run for Cover]*
15. Anohni - "HOPELESSNESS" *[Secretly Canadian]*
16. The Avalanches - "Wildflower" *[Astralwerks]*
17. Frankie Cosmos - "Next Thing" *[Bayonet]*
18. Radiohead - "A Moon Shaped Pool" *[XL]*
19. Vinyl Williams - "Brunei" *[Company]*
20. Whitney - "Light Upon the Lake" *[Secretly Canadian]*
21. Macula Dog - "Why Do You Look Like Your Dog?" *[Wharf Cat]*
22. Tim Hecker - "Love Streams" *[4AD]*
23. Bon Iver - "22, A Million" *[Jagjaguwar]*
24. Ian Sweet - "Shapeshifter" *[Hardly Art]*
25. Alex Cameron - "Jumping the Shark " *[Secretly Canadian]*
26. Hellier Ulysses - "Prime Example" *[OSR]*
27. Dedekind Cut - "$uccessor" *[NON/Hospital]*
28. Aesop Rock - "The Impossible Kid" *[Rhymesayers]*
29. Blood Orange - "Freetown Sound" *[Domino]*
30. It's Not As Bad As It Looks: Songs From Tallahassee, FL, 2016 *[self-released]*
31. Kero Kero Bonito - "Bonito Generation" *[Double Denim]*
32. Arca - "Entrañas" *[self-released]*
33. Charles Bradley - "Changes" *[Daptone]*
34. DIIV - "Is the Is Are" *[Captured Tracks]*
35. Kaytranada - "99.9%" *[XL]*
36. SALES - "SALES LP" *[self-released]*
37. Sheer Mag - "III" *[Static Shock/Wilsuns RC]*
38. James Blake - "The Colour in Anything" *[Polydor]*
39. Chris Cohen - "As If Apart" *[Captured Tracks]*
40. Jeff Rosenstock - "Worry." *[SideOneDummy]*
41. Car Seat Headrest - "Teens of Denial" *[Matador]*
42. Weyes Blood - "Front Row Seat to Earth" *[Mexican Summer]*
43. Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - "A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke" *[ECM]*
44. The Drones - "Feelin Kinda Free" *[TFS]*
45. Mothers - "When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired" *[Grand Jury]*
46. Ka - "Honor Killed the Samurai" *[Iron Works]*
47. Yves Tumor - "Serpent Music" *[Pan]*
48. Death Grips - "Bottomless Pit" *[Harvest]*
49. Neurosis - "Fires Within Fires" *[Neurot]*
50. Autechre - "elseq 1-5" *[Warp]*

Superlatives

1. Best 7” Release: Sheer Mag - “III"
1. Best Punk Release: Pudge - “Bad Land"
1. Best Electronic Release: Autechre - “elseq 1-5"
1. Best Local Release: Various Artists - “It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Songs 1. From Tallahassee, FL, 2016"
1. Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk Release: Angel Olsen - “My Woman"
1. Best Metal Release: Sumac - “What One Becomes"
1. Best Soul/Funk/R&B Release: Frank Ocean - “Blond(e)"
1. Best Obscuro Release: Hellier Ulysses - “Prime Example"
1. Best Experimental Release: Dedekind Cut - “$uccessor"
1. Best Jazz Release: Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - “A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke"
1. Best Blues Release: Mr. Stress Blues Band - “Live at the Brick Cottage 1972-1973"
1. Best Reissue: Ravi Shankar - “In Hollywood, 1971"
1. Best Hip Hop: A Tribe Called Quest - “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service"
1. Best Reggae: The Frightnrs - “Nothing More to Say"
1. Best World Music Release: Essaie Pas - “Demain est une autre nuit"
1. Best Compilation: Various Artists - “It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Songs From Tallahassee, FL, 2016"
1. Best Debut Release: Mothers - “When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired"
1. Best EP Release: Sheer Mag - “III"
1. Most Annoying Release: M83 - “Junk"
1. Most Disappointing Release: M83 - “Junk"
1. Best Album Art: Various Artists - “It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Songs From Tallahassee, FL, 2016"
1. Worst Band Name: Let’s Eat Grandma
1. Best/Most Consistent Record Label: Warp
1. Best Specialty Show: Club Convergence
1. Best Region for Music: Northeast
1. Best Local Show of the Year: Alex G/Porches @ Club Dowunder
1. Best WVFS In-Studio Performance: Cap 6
1.Best DJ: Karl V.