1. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2
This saxophone player makes the most extraordinary and beautiful loop music. Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) sings along in one song.
2. Martyn - Ghost People
The Dutch dubstep producer returns to the techno of the nineties (think LFO, Kenny Larkin) to make a beautiful, mellow and inspiring album.
3. Cage the Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday
Five young turks from Kentucky make a fresh and catchy garage pop album with touches of Pixies), and full of excellent songs.
4. Ane Brun - It All Starts With One
This Norwegian singer-songwriter makes her best album, yet. Deeply moving, stunningly beautiful. Some songs bring you to tears.
5. Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse
The former bass guitarist of Suicidal Tendencies teams up with Flying Lotus to make an intruiging mix of fusion and electronica.
6.Hauschka - Salon des Amateurs