(arranged alphabetically)


1. The Arcs Yours Dreamily (indie rock, soul)
2. Beach House Depression Cherry (dream pop)
3. Bilal In Another Life (neo soul)
4. Django Django Born Under Saturn (art rock)
5. Farao Till It's All Forgotten (electronic pop)
6. Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon (neo soul)
7. Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness (art pop)
8. Ibeyi Ibeyi (soul, downtempo)
9. Tobias Jesso Goon (indie pop, baroque pop)
10. Georgia Anne Muldrow A Thoughtiverse Unmarred (hip-hop, soul)
11. Shopping Why Choose? (*this our favorite record of the year*) (post-punk)
12. Son Lux Bones (post-rock)
13. Sonnymoon The Courage of Present Times (art pop)
14. THEESatisfaction EarthEE (hip-hop, soul)
15. Toro Y Moi What For? (indie pop, baroque pop)
16. Totally Mild Down Time (indie rock)
17. Twerps Range Anxiety (indie rock)
18. Wilco Star Wars (rock)
19. Jamie XX In Colour (electronica, house, UK garage)
20. Youth Lagoon Savage Hills Ballroom (dream pop, lo-fi)


1. The Juan Maclean In A Dream (electronic, house)
2. Chad VanGaalen Shrink Dust (indie rock, folk)
3. Real Estate Atlas (indie rock, dream pop, neo-psychedelia)
4. Teen Way & Color (electronic, indie pop)
5. Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso (electronic, indie pop)
6. Hundred Waters Moon Rang Like A Bell (electronic, avant pop)
7. Quilt Held In Splendor  (indie rock, psychedelic pop)
8. Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right (post-punk)
9. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger Midnight Sun (indie rock, psychedelic pop)
10. Spoon They Want My Soul (indie rock)
11. Peaking Lights Cosmic Logic (electronic, indie pop)
12. Blonde Redhead Barragán (indie rock)
13. Mac Demarco Salad Days (indie rock)
14. Temples Sun Structures (indie rock, psychedelic pop)
15. Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal (indie rock, garage, post-punk)
16. Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold (indie rock, twee pop)
17. Perfume Genius Too Bright  (indie pop, chamber pop)
18. School of Language Old Fears (indie pop)
19. Le Butcherettes Cry Is For the Flies (garage punk, indie rock)
20. Hospitality Trouble (indie rock, twee pop, folk)
21. Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness  (indie rock, lo-fi, alt country, folk)
22. Jungle Jungle (modern soul)
23. David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights End Times Undone (indie rock, jangle pop)
24. Lower Seek Warmer Climes (post punk)
25. Iceage Plowing Into the Field of Love (post-punk)
26. My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand (indie pop)
27. Prins Thomas Prins Thomas III (space disco)
28. Phantogram Voices (electronic, dream pop)
29. Damon Albarn Everyday Robots (indie rock, folktronica)
30. St. Vincent “St. Vincent” (indie pop)


1. Deep Time Deep Time
2. Peaking Lights Lucifer
3. Cate Le Bon Cyrk
4. Django Django Django Django
5. The Cribs In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
6. The Soft Pack Strapped
7. Tame Impala Lonerism
8. The Mynabirds Generals
9. Julia Holter Ekstasis
10. Hospitality Hospitality
11. Fiona Apple Idler Wheel
12. Tu Fawning A Monument
13. Beach House Bloom
14. Suckers Candy Salad
15. La Sera Sees the Light
16. Frankie Rose Interstellar
17. Grass Widow Internal Logic
18. Eternal Summers Dawn of the Eternal Summers
19. Grimes Visions
20. Liars WIXIW
21. Lotus Plaza Spooky Action at a Distance
22. Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II
23. Fanfarlo Rooms Filled With Light
24. Chairlift Something
25. Mum Early Birds
26. Crocodiles Endless Flowers
27. Japandroids Celebration Rock
28. DIIV Oshin
29. Melody’s Echo Chamber Melody’s Echo Chamber
30. Mouse on Mars Parastrophics
31. Here We Go Magic A Different Ship
32. Lower Dens Nootropics
33. Efterklang Piramida
34. Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
35. Dusted Total Dust
36. Actress RIP
37. Islands A Sleep and A Forgetting
38. Exitmusic Passage
39. Damien Jurado Maraqopa
40. Grizzly Bear Shields
41. White Rabbits Milk Famous
42. Jason Lytle Dept of Disappearance
43. Windy & Carl We Will Always Be
44. Asuza Plane Where the Sands Turn to Gold
45. Jason Urick I Love You


1. St Vincent Strange Mercy
2. PJ Harvey Let England Shake
3. Metronomy The English Riviera
4. Real Estate Days
5. Smith Westerns Dye It Blonde
6. Radiohead King of Limbs
7. Brute Heart Lonely Hunter
8. Feist Metals
9. Anna Calvi Anna Calvi
10. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes
11. Eddie Vedder Ukelele Songs
12. Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer
13. Banjo or Freakout Banjo or Freakout
14. Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
15. Bachelorette Bachelorette
16. Bodies of Water Twist Again
17. Cat’s Eyes Cat’s Eyes
18. EMA Past Life Martyred Saints
19. Papercuts Fading Parade
20. Wye Oak Civilian
21. Tu Fawning Hearts on Hold
22. Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi Rome
23. Vivian Girls Share the Joy
24. Little Dragon Ritual Union
25. Cults Cults
26. James Blake James Blake
27. Atlas Sound Parallax
28. Charlotte Gainsbourg Stage Whisper
29. Okkervil River I Am Very Far
30. Iceage New Brigade


1. Future Islands In Evening Air
2. Glasser Ring
3. Beach House Teen Dream
4. Here We Go Magic Pigeons
5. Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo
6. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul
7. The National High Violet
8. Broken Bells Broken Bells
9. LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
10. Charlotte Gainsbourg Irm
11. Wild Nothing Gemini
12. Lower Dens Twin Hand Movement
13. Caribou Swim
14. Javelin No Más
15. Phantogram Eyelid Movies
16. Lazer Crystal MCMLXXX
17. Sharon Van Etten Epic
18. Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
19. Chemical Brothers Further
20. Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record

THE REST (listed alphabetically) 
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Erykah Badu New Amerykah, PT. 2: Return of the Ankh
Cornershop Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast (released in the U.K. in 2009, in the U.S. in 2010) 
Dean & Britta 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Matthew Dear Black City
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Klaxons Surfing the Void
Lali Puna Our Inventions
Le Futur Pompiste Le Futur Pompiste
Maximum Balloon Maximum Balloon
No Age Everything in Between
RJD2 The Colossus
School of Seven Bells Disconnect From Desire
Shout Out Louds Work
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross The Social Network soundtrack
Vaselines Sex With An X
Laura Viers July Flame
Weekend Sports