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The Finale
1Apollo Brown

(Instrumental Hip-Hop) One of the strongest instrumental releases of the year. It's sentimental, walk-through-the-park atmosphere under classy hip- hop rhythms. Highly recommended for fans of J Dilla, though I think anybody with a good hear will appreciate this sound. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQOCrqiM0CE
2DJ Quik
The Book of David

(Hip-Hop) The veteran mcee puts out his best album in years, combining groovy hip-hop and funky soul cuts. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IIuNuMXHPK0

(Indie Rock) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adTmbD2C2KQ

(IDM) The longtime Warp duo are back, and they sound fresh. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLUVrMLeNO0
5Omar S
It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It

(House) One of the finest electronic albums of the year. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFJ_zkBiKaQ

(Black Metal) 90s alternative with corpse paint. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsAR9rJoCe8
7Gui Boratto

(Minimal Tech) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMph3NR1sk
8Africa Hitech
93 Million Miles

(Dubstep / Garage) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg6m_mCFxF4
9Bombay Bicycle Club
A Different Kind of Fix

(Indie Rock) An excellent indie rock record, some nice harmonies here. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKtw97Ye_GY
Pan Am Stories

(Lo-Fi Psychedelic) Psychedelic guitar twangs for careless summer days. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYP8HzM9lQY
11Cliff Martinez

(Film Score / Ambient / Electro Pop) Haven't seen the film yet, but after hearing this I definitely should. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=A9J4R4KYv-s
12Alva Noto

(Glitch / Electronic Noise) Cold wired machine ghost. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygBUWL7VEsQ
The Sea of Memories

(Synth Pop) Pretty similar to Royskopp's Melody A.M., chilled out downtempo synth pop. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfIiAq2Rt0M
14Bruce Peninsula
Open Flames

(Indie Rock) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uApeYxtojb0
15Am & Shawn Lee
Celestial Electric

(Electronic / Funk) Toro Y Moi with soul. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=AIpKKhSwapk
16Monster Rally
Crystal Ball

(Exotica / Plunderphonics) It's like the exotica verison of The Caretaker, trading ballroom haunt for sun-soaked, tropical loops. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJ7M0X9Svs
17Gauntlet Hair
Gauntlet Hair

(Indie Rock / Noise Rock) A noisey, slightly shoegaze Merriweather Post Pavilion. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cryycmunuQc
18Elder [Stoner Rock]
Dead Roots Stirring

(Stoner Rock / Psychedelic) Thick, Monolithic riffs; Black Sabbath fucked Ufommamut. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYJ_V36AC8

(Sludge Metal / Stoner Rock) Man's music; loud 'n heavy. Drink to this -- Obey the riff, long live the beast. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1Btg5TcsYUc
20DJ Rashad
Just A Taste

(Ghettotech / Juke) Soul samples meet furoius bass lines and repetitive loops. Prime shit. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxkNphMn7c4
DJ-Kicks: Scuba

(Electronic) There's something for everybody on this one. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFxTr-53oAE
Solitary Pursuits

(Progressive Electronic) Boards of Canda fuzz in Zombi's progressive structure. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYHkG3Oqgg
23The Tikiyaki Orchestra
Aloha, Baby!

(Surf Rock / Jazz) The Tikiyaki Orchestra combine sun-soaked surf rock, tropical lounge chill-out, and spy jazz (that wouldn't sound out of place on John Zorn's Naked City - minus the grindcore onslaught) on what's surely one of the most fun listens of the year. | http://soundcloud.com/musicofolives/the-tikiyaki-orchestra

(IDM) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBfYox2_1Wo
25Benoit Pioulard

(Ambient / Tape Music) A short, but powerful little atmospheric EP. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK-bqqSo1Rs
26Sean McCann
Sincere World

(Ambient / New Age) Effective piano and drone based ambient. | http://soundcloud.com/experimedia/sean-mccann-sincere-world/
27I Break Horses

(Dream Pop / Shoegaze) My Bloody Valentine meets Beach House. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sg7YkPnEYw
Useless Eaters

(Hip-Hop) Certainly one of the strongest rap albums of the year, and apparently one of the most overlooked. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=XmdtSMe5rsU
29Dom and Roland
The Big Bang

(Drum 'n Bass) It's a heated all-nighter on Goldeneye 007 and the shit's getting heavy ...Antenna Cradle on Secret Agent. Get your ass on this immediately. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf5Ed2hwzXE
30Todd Terje

(Electro-Disco) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGvcdr1A0p0

(Electronic / Post-Rock) Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic creates a wildly consistent sci-fi fueld electronic album. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=zjYTLoeAKPs
32Octo Octa
Let Me See You

(House) A short dive into balloon drenched house parties. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16WuhaSSIPo
33Co La
Rest In Paradise

(Plunderphonics / Easy Listening) Flipping through the pages of vintage mall catalogues, the models ghost-like. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MjLDEVllBd8
34The Candlepark Stars
All The Little Things

(Post-Rock) Soft and sentimental Post-Rock, easy does it. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTciXA6p_4
35Herajika Tracks
Love Universal

(Instrumental Hip-Hop / Modern Classical) A unique album that combines modern classical piano and spiritual new-age ambience into its classy interpretation of instrumental hip-hop. A must listen. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AduqdgidfTc
36Elite Gymnastics

(Chillwave / Drum 'n Bass) For fans of Washed Out and Neon Indian, this is one of the best chillwave albums out there. The second part is a kind of groggy, screwed and chopped verison of the first. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNfiTIfMdfI
37World Series
Episodes of El Nino

(Indie Rock / Lo-Fi) Soft melodic afternoon jams, World Series take the sound of Real Estate and Unknown Mortal Orchestra to drowsier extremes. Stream it on their bandcamp.
38Tandy Love
Turk Jerk (Anatolian Anagrams)

(Funk / Instrumental Hip-Hop) Turkish jams for the arabian soul. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9be1BMfN8
39Austin Peralta
Endless Planets

(Jazz) It's mind blowing Austin Peralta is only 20 year's old, for he's got the chops of a seasoned veteran. Absoutely one of the strongest Jazz releases of the year. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbGI4a2ZpUQ
Transmission Zero

(Death Metal) Catchier than most Death Metal, this is quite good. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_j99rPQs1s
41Bong Rodent
Bong Rodent

(Instrumental Hip-Hop) Bong Rodent have a kind of Boards of Canada meets afro-beat sound going for them; it's a fresh listen. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGNVV2u49kE
42The Midnight Eez
The Midnight Eez

(Instrumental Hip-Hop) As the story goes, an unknown duo who went by The Midnight Eez dropped off a beat tape in the mid '90s to a Manhattan record shop called Fat Beats. The material hasn't seen the light of day since ...until now. It's simplistic, smooth project beats. Quality in numbers. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRM2lF3Y2S4
You Drive Me To Plastic

(Instrumental Hip-Hop) A short 20 mintue ride manages to make for some of the most engaging instrumental releases all year. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcuHHi2Wa9o

(Dubstep / Jazz) Late at night, the howl of resonating brass cools the smooth low-end bass. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzpTJoE40u0
45Steve Hauschildt
Tragedy & Geometry

(Electro-Ambient) A member of Emeralds, Hauschildt keeps his band's signature retro electro-gaze sound clear and vibrant throughout. If you liked Does It Look Like I'm Here, check this out. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQPiKN9uB_8

(Drum 'n Bass) Some of the best use of samples all year! | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCuOUFevq8U
47Big Troubles
Romantic Comedy

(Indie Rock) Quality nostalgic indie rock. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Wwfn8AijAPs
48Dope Body

(Punk) Loud, and occasionally funky. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CVfpUQcn_cA
49The Stepkids
The Stepkids

(Soul) The Stepkids have got a soulful charm reminiscent of 70s, but distinctly modern. Awesome music. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLtt5Fi4Gbs
50 Rich Aucoin
We're All Dying To Live

(Indie Rock / Electronic) Fresh out on his debut album, Rich Aucoin sounds like he wants to start something big. The evidence is all here, as it shouldn't take long to realize We're All Dying To Live isn't your typical indie rock album. His influences are clear - the climatic grandiose of fellow Canadian's Arcade Fire and the infectious robotics of Daft Punk - though he translates them into a unique cohesion that bleeds throughout the album, as a splurge of genre-melting sonic's mold into a thrilling and captivating hour of music. Stream it on his bandcamp. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uzyre6xGKA
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