- Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
- Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
- Four Tet - New Energy
- The National - Sleep Well Beast
- Big Thief - Capacity
Loads that could have just made it: Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, WHY? (return to form I think), Forest Swords, Amber Coffman, The War on Drugs…
Biggest disappointment: Dirty Projectors.