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Top 50

1. Vince Staples - "Big Fish Theory" [Def Jam/Virgin EMI]
2. King Krule - "The Ooz" [True Panther]
3. The Drums - "Abysmal Thoughts" [Anti-]
4. Big Thief - "Capacity" [Saddle Creek]
5. Alvvays - "Antisocialites" [Polyvinyl]
6. Alex Cameron - "Forced Witness" [Secretly Canadian]
7. Ariel Pink - "Dedicated to Bobby Jameson" [Mexican Summer]
8. Sylvan Esso - "What Now" [Loma Vista]
9. Thundercat - "Drunk" [Brainfeeder]
10. Priests - "Nothing Feels Natural" [Sister Polygon]
11. Kamasi Washington - "Harmony of Difference" [Young Turks]
12. Arca - "Arca" [XL]
13. St. Vincent - "Masseduction" [Loma Vista]
14. Cherry Glazerr - "Apocalipstick" [Secretly Canadian]
15. Bjork - "Utopia" [One Little Indian]
16. Mount Eerie - "A Crow Looked a Me" [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
17. Ryuichi Sakamoto - "async" [Milan Records]
18. Marika Hackman - "I'm Not Your Man" [Sub Pop]
19. Mount Kimbie - "Love What Survives" [Warp]
20. Grizzly Bear - "Painted Ruins" [RCA]
21. Slowdive - "Slowdive" [Dead Oceans]
22. Beck - "Colors" [Capitol]
23. Washed Out - "Mr. Mellow" [Stones Throw]
24. Japanese Breakfast - "Soft Sounds from Another Planet" [Dead Oceans]
25. Faking Jazz - "Quick Goodnight" [Cat Family Records]
26. Nai Palm - "Needle Paw" [Sony Music Masterworks]
27. Benjamin Booker - "Witness" [ATO]
28. Kelela - "Take Me Apart" [Warp]
29. Midnight Sister - "Saturn over Sunset" [Jagjaguwar]
30. Ibibio Sound Machine - "Uyai" [Merge]
31. Beach Fossils - "Somersault" [Bayonet]
32. The Magnetic Fields - "50 Song Memoir" [Nonesuch]
33. Hundred Waters - "Communicating" [Owsla]
34. Fleet Foxes - "Crack-Up" [Nonesuch]
35. Buster Wolf - "Old Lou's Bomba Y Plena" [Fuzzzy Nickels]
36. Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy" [Sub Pop]
37. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard + Mile High Club - "Sketches of New Brunswick East" [ATO]
38. V/A - "C88" [Cherry Red]
39. Homeshake - "Fresh Air" [Sinderlyn]
40. Girlpool - "Powerplant" [Anti-]
41. Yves Tumor - "Experiencing the Deposit of Faith" [Warp]
42. Laurel Halo - "Dust" [Hyperdub]
43. (Sandy) Alex G - "Rocket" [Domino]
44. Weaves - "Wide Open" [Kanine]
45. Fatima Al Qadiri - "Shaneera" [Hyperdub]
46. Zola Jesus - "Okovi" [Sacred Bones]
47. Dirty Projectors - "Dirty Projectors" [Domino]
48. Happyness - "Write In" [Bar/None]
49. Spoon - "Hot Thoughts" [Matador]
50. Perfume Genius - "No Shape" [Matador]

Superlatives

Best Punk: METZ - "Strange Peace" [Sub Pop]
Best Electronic: Arca - "Arca" [XL]
Best Local: (#1) Faking Jazz - "Quick Goodnight" [Cat Family], (#2) Smoke Mountain - "Smoke Mountain" [s/r]
Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk: Big Thief - "Capacity" [Saddle Creek]
Best Metal: Boris - "Dear" [Sargent House]
Best Soul/Funk/R&B: Thundercat - "Drunk" [Brainfeeder]
Best Latin: V/A - "Outro Tempo" [Music from Memory]
Best Obscuro: Dougie Poole - "Wideass Highway" [JMC Aggregate]
Best Experimental: Ryuichi Sakamoto - "async" [Milan Records]
Best Jazz: Kamasi Washington - "Harmony of Difference" [Young Turks]
Best Blues: Como Mamas - "Move Upstairs" [Daptone]
Best Reissue: The Zombies - "Odessey & Oracle" [Varese Sarabande]
Best Hip-Hop: Vince Staples - "Big Fish Theory" [Def Jam/Virgin EMI]
Best World Music: V/A - "Zaire '74" [Wrasse]
Best Compilation: V/A - "C88" [Cherry Red]
Best Debut: Priests - "Nothing Feels Natural" [Sister Polygon]
Best EP: Palm - "Shadow Expert" [Carpark]
Most Annoying: Benjamin Gibbard - "Bandwagonesque" [Canvasback]
Most Disappointing: Mac DeMarco - "This Old Dog" [Captured Tracks]
Best Album Artwork: Bjork - "Utopia" [One Little Indian]
Worst Band Name: Dude York
Best/Most Consistent Label: Secretly Canadian
Best Specialty Show: Sonic Safari
Best Region for Music: Western USA
Best Local Show of the Year: The Drums @ CDU
Best DJ: Frances Sasport