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JASON BENTLEY

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  2. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  3. Phoenix Bankrupt! (Glassnote)    
  4. Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)    
  5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd)    
  6. Toro Y Moi Anything In Return (Carpark)    
  7. Jagwar Ma Howlin (Mom + Pop)    
  8. Atoms For Peace Amok (XL)    
  9. Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go (Republic)    
  10. Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork (Matador)    

ANNE LITT

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Jagwar Ma Howlin' (Mom + Pop)    
  2. Atoms For Peace Amok (XL)    
  3. James Blake Overgrown (Universal)    
  4. Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe (Domino)    
  5. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  6. Iron and Wine Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)    
  7. Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal)    
  8. La Femme Psycho Tropical Berlin (Disque Pointu)    
  9. White Denim Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)    
  10. Jake Bugg Jake Bugg (Mercury)    

CHRIS DOURIDAS

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Midlake Antiphon (ATO)    
  2. Fat Freddy's Drop Blackbird (The Drop)    
  3. Daft Punk Random Access Memories (Columbia)    
  4. M.I.A. Matangi (Interscope)    
  5. Agnes Obel Aventine (PIAS)    
  6. Ludovico Einaudi In a Time Lapse (Decca)    
  7. Yasmine Hamdan Ya Nass (Crammed Discs)    
  8. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  9. White Denim Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)    
  10. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    

TOM SCHNABEL

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Lili Boniche Anthologie (World Village)    
  2. Aziz Sahmaoui Aziz Sahmaoui & the University of Gnawa (Adami)    
  3. Ibrahim Maalouf Wind (Mi’ster Productions)    
  4. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  5. Dori, Danilo & Nana Caymmi Caymmi (Som Livre)    
  6. David Hazeltine Impromptu (Chesky)    
  7. Ana Moura Desfado (Universal)    
  8. Chris Potter The Sirens (ECM)    
  9. Fat Freddy's Drop Blackbird (The Drop)    
  10. Susanne Abbuehl The Gift (ECM)    

GARTH TRINIDAD

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  2. Toro Y Moi Anything in Return (Carpark)    
  3. Rhye Woman (Republic)    
  4. The Stepkids Troubadour (Stones Throw)    
  5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra Il (Jagjaguwar)    
  6. Jose James No Beginning No End (Blue Note)    
  7. Superhumanoids Exhibitionists (Innovative Leisure)    
  8. Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)    
  9. The Internet Feel Good (Odd Future)    
  10. Machinedrum Vapor City (Ninja Tune)    

TRAVIS HOLCOMBE

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Jagwar Ma Howlin (Mom + Pop)    
  2. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  3. Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal)    
  4. Kanye West Yeezus (Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam)    
  5. Classixx Hanging Gardens (Innovative Leisure)    
  6. Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino)    
  7. La Femme Psycho Tropical Berlin (Born Bad)    
  8. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  9. Alpoko Don The Ol' Soul EP (Self-released)    
  10. Cayucas Bigfoot (Secretly Canadian)    
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RAUL CAMPOS

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Daft Punk Random Access Memories (Columbia)    
  2. Atoms For Peace Amok (XL)    
  3. Toro Y Moi Anything in Return (Carpark)    
  4. Phoenix Bankrupt! (Glassnote)    
  5. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  6. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  7. Depeche Mode Delta Machine (Columbia)    
  8. Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal)    
  9. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (XL)    
  10. Jake Bugg Jake Bugg (Mercury/ Island)    

LIZA RICHARDSON

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Jonathan Wilson Fanfare (Downtown)    
  2. Jake Bugg Shangri La (Mercury/ Island)    
  3. James Blake Overgrown (ATLAS/ A&M;/ Polydor)    
  4. Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go (Republic)    
  5. Elvis Costello and The Roots Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note)    
  6. White Denim Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)    
  7. Jon Hopkins Immunity (Domino)    
  8. Myron & E Broadway (Stones Throw)    
  9. Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork (Matador)    
  10. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros self-titled (Vagrant/ Rough Trade)    

MARIO COTTO

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Daniel Avery Drone Logic (Phantasy)    
  2. King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)    
  3. Classixx Hanging Gardens (Innovative Leisure)    
  4. Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)    
  5. John Wizards John Wizards (Planet Mu)    
  6. Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Let's Get Lost Vol. 2 (Let's Get Lost)    
  7. V/A Musik for Autobahns (Rush Hour)    
  8. Spike Orange Cloud Nine (Golf Channel)    
  9. Cut Copy Free Your Mind (Modular)    
  10. Connan Mockasin Caramel (Mexican Summer)    

GARY CALAMAR

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  2. Elvis Costello and The Roots Wake Up Ghost (Blue Note)    
  3. Cults Static (Columbia)    
  4. Iron and Wine Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)    
  5. Jagwar Ma Howlin (Mom + Pop)    
  6. Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal)    
  7. Willy Mason Carry On (Communion)    
  8. Paul McCartney New (Hear Music)    
  9. Maria Taylor Something About Knowing (Saddle Creek)    
  10. Various Artists True Blood Soundtrack Volume 4 (ATO)    

DAN WILCOX

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)    
  2. Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)    
  3. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  4. Daughn Gibson Me Moan (Sub Pop)    
  5. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (XL)    
  6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra Il (Jagjaguwar)    
  7. Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)    
  8. Carmen Villain Sleeper (Smalltown Supersound)    
  9. Jagwar Ma Howlin (Mom + Pop)    
  10. Guards In Guards We Trust (Black Bell Records)    

ERIC J LAWRENCE

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)    
  2. Andrew Wyatt Descender (Downtown)    
  3. Public Service Broadcasting Inform-Educate-Entertain (Test Card)    
  4. Pretty & Nice Golden Rules for Golden People (Equal Vision)    
  5. Cayucas Bigfoot (Secretly Canadian)    
  6. Kelley Stoltz Double Exposure (Third Man)    
  7. Matt Berry Kill the Wolf (Acid Jazz)    
  8. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Haunted Head (In The Red)    
  9. Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)    
  10. Cate Le Bon Mug Museum (Wichita)    

ANTHONY VALADEZ

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Toro Y Moi Anything in Return (Carpark)    
  2. Pusha T My Name Is My Name (Def Jam / GOOD Music)    
  3. King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)    
  4. Jose James No Beginning No End (Blue Note)    
  5. Chance The Rapper Acid Rap (Self-released)    
  6. Maylee Todd Escapology (Do Right Music)    
  7. Skin Town The Room (Time No Place)    
  8. Sango North (Soulection)    
  9. John Wizards John Wizards (Planet Mu)    
  10. Bonobo The North Borders (Ninja Tune)    

JASON KRAMER

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Keaton Henson Birthdays (Anti)    
  2. Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge)    
  3. Grouplove Spreading Rumors (Atlantic)    
  4. John Newman Tribute (Universal/ Island)    
  5. Rudimental Home (Atlantic)    
  6. Tom Odell Long Way Down (RCA)    
  7. The Neighborhood I'm Sorry (Sony)    
  8. Fink Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Ninja Tune)    
  9. Sigur Ros Kveikur (XL)    
  10. Laura Mulva Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    

JEREMY SOLE

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. James Blake Overgrown (Atlas/ A&M;)    
  2. The Stepkids Troubadour (Stones Throw)    
  3. Debruit & Alsarah Aljawal (Soundway)    
  4. Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)    
  5. Contact Field Orchestra Vol.1 (Hit+Run)    
  6. Darkside Psychic (Matador)    
  7. Bonobo The North Borders (Ninja Tune)    
  8. Hanni El Khatib Head In The Dirt (Innovative Leisure)    
  9. Lord Echo Curiosities (Bastard Jazz)    
  10. John Wizards John Wizards (Planet Mu)    

AARON BYRD

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Toro Y Moi Anything In Return (Carpark)    
  2. Owiny Sigoma Band Power Punch!!! (Brownswood Recordings)    
  3. Jose James No Beginning No End (Blue Note)    
  4. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  5. Romare Love Songs, Pt. 1 - EP (Black Acre)    
  6. Rhye Woman (Republic)    
  7. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  8. Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)    
  9. The Stepkids Troubadour (Stones Throw Records)    
  10. Denitia and Sene His and Hers. (Input)    

MATHIEU SCHREYER

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Quadron Avalanche (Vested in Culture / Epic)    
  2. King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)    
  3. Rhye Woman (Republic)    
  4. Thundercat Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)    
  5. John Wizards John Wizards (Planet Mu)    
  6. James Blake Overgrown (Atlas/ A&M;)    
  7. Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)    
  8. Debruit and Alsarah Aljawal (Soundway)    
  9. Graveola E O Lixo Polifonico Eu Preciso De Um Liquidificador (Mais Um Discos)    
  10. Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu (Domino)    

BO LEIBOWITZ

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Andy Bey The World According to Andy Bey (HighNote)    
  2. Etienne Charles Creole Soul (Culture Shock Music)    
  3. Joe Davidian Live at the Jazz Cave, Vol. One (JD3)    
  4. Miles Davis Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Volume 2 (Columbia)    
  5. Michael Dease Coming Home (D Clef Records)    
  6. Rene Marie I Wanna Be Evil (Motema)    
  7. Chris Morrissey North Hero (Sunnyside)    
  8. Nicholas Payton Sketches of Spain (BMF)    
  9. Cecile McLorin Salvant WomanChild (Mack Avenue)    
  10. Jacky Terrasson Gouache (Sunnyside)    

VALIDA

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Rhye Woman (Republic)    
  2. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (XL)    
  3. Jonathan Wilson Fanfare (Downtown)    
  4. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  5. Classixx Hanging Gardens (Innovative Leisure)    
  6. Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)    
  7. Treetop Flyers The Mountain Moves (Partisan)    
  8. Duologue Song & Dance (Killing Moon)    
  9. Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal)    
  10. Axel Boman Family Vacation (Studio Barnhus)    

MARION HODGES

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium (ATO)    
  2. Myron & E Broadway (Stones Throw)    
  3. Haiku Salut Tricolore (How Does It Feel To Be Loved?)    
  4. The Pastels Slow Summits (Domino)    
  5. Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon (Columbia)    
  6. Ducktails The Flower Lane (Domino)    
  7. Toro Y Moi Anything in Return (Carpark)    
  8. Letherette Letherette (Ninja Tune)    
  9. Lemuria The Distance Is So Big (Bridge Nine)    
  10. KissKiss Karate Passion I Can't LP (Les Disques Steak)    

CHRIS MUCKLEY

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Jagwar Ma Howlin (Mom + Pop)    
  2. Alexander Von Mehren Aeropop (The Control Group)    
  3. Rhye Woman (Republic)    
  4. Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)    
  5. Palma Violets 180 (Rough Trade)    
  6. Crocodiles Crimes Of Passion (Frenchkiss)    
  7. Born Ruffians Birthmarks (Yep Roc)    
  8. STRFKR Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)    
  9. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  10. Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork (Matador)    

CHUCK P

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. My Bloody Valentine MBV (Self-released)    
  2. Xenia Rubinos Magic Trix (Ba Da Bing)    
  3. White Poppy White Poppy (Not Not Fun)    
  4. Melt Banana Fetch (A-Zap)    
  5. Savages Silence Yourself (Matador)    
  6. The Body Christs, Redeemers (Thrill Jockey)    
  7. Pharmakon Abandon (Sacred Bones)    
  8. Mater Suspiria Vision Serenity (Phantasma Disques)    
  9. Various Artists Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground (Strut)    
  10. Overhang Party Complete Studio Recordings (Important)    

METROPOLIS

ARTIST + ALBUM
  1. Disclosure Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)    
  2. Hot Natured Different Sides of the Sun (Warner Bros.)    
  3. Andy Cato Times and Places (Apollo)    
  4. James Blake Overgrown (Universal)    
  5. Maya Jane Coles Comfort (I/AM/ME)    
  6. Djrum Seven Lies (2nd Drop)    
  7. Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks)    
  8. Pretty Lights A Color Map Of The Sun (8 Minutes 20 Seconds)    
  9. Bob Marley Legend Remixed (Tuff Gong/UMe)    
  10. Kaskade Atmosphere (Ultra)    
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