99 WOODKID / The Golden Age
98 MONSTER MAGNET / Last Patrol
97 WAVVES / Afraid of Heights
96 ANNA CALVI / One Breath
95 EELS / Wonderful, Glorious
94 OKKERVIL RIVER / The Silver Gymnasium
93 LUCIUS / Wildewoman
92 HAIM / Days are gone
91 DRENGE / Drenge
90 THE SOFT HILLS / Chromatisms
89 THE BRASS BED / Secret will keep you
88 PHOSPORESCENT / Muchacho
87 DEERHUNTER / Monomania
86 JON HOPKINS / Immunity
85 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER / Personal Record
84 DEPTFORD GOTH / Life after Defo
83 PALMA VIOLETS / 180
82 LORD HURON / Lonesome Dreams
81 DAUGHTER / If you leave
80 KEVIN COYNE / Case History
79 DEAN BLUNT / Redeemer
78 VOLCANO CHOIR / Repave
77 KATE NASH / Girl Talk
76 COURTNEY BARNETT / The Double EP: A Sea of ...
75 KING KHAN & THE SHRINES / Idle no more
74 TOCOTRONIC / Wie Wir Leben Wollen
73 KANYE WEST / Yeezus
72 HELLOGOODBYE / Everything Is Debatable
71 LOVE A / Irgendwie
70 IRON AND WINE / Ghost on Ghost
69 ERIC PFEIL / Ich hab mir noch nie viel aus dem Tag ...
68 NIKKI HILL / Here's Nikki Hill
67 JUNIP / Junip
66 TINDERSTICKS / Across Six Leap Years
65 JONATHAN WILSON / Fanfare
64 CONCRETE KNIVES / Be your own King
63 KEATON HENSON / Birthdays
62 WOODEN SHJIPS / Back to Land
61 ADAM GREEN & BINKI SHAPIRO / A. G. & B. S.
60 DAFT PUNK / Random Access Memories
59 BLUE HAWAII / Untogether
58 EFFI / Closer
57 MESSER / Die Unsichtbaren
56 BARS OF GOLD / Wheels
55 STEVEN WILSON / The Raven That Refused to Sing
54 MAPS / Vicissitude
53 PHOENIX / Bankrupt!
52 JAGWAR MA / Howlin
51 ON AND ON / Give in
50 WAXAHATCHE / Cerulean Salt
49 JAKE BUGG / Shangri La
48 BLITZEN TRAPPER / VII
47 DAVID BOWIE / The Next Day
46 LASSE MATHIESSEN / Carry me Down
45 EDWARD HERDA / The Wondrous Folly of Vaughn Frogg
44 ERDMÖBEL / Kung Fu Fighting
43 GRMLN / Empire
42 PETER J. BIRCH / When the Sun’s Risin’ Over the Town
41 THE CHILD OF LOV / The Child of Lov
40 MATTHEW E. WHITE / Big Inner
39 NIGHT BEDS / Country Sleep
38 LORDE / Pure Heroin
37 FRANZ FERDINAND / Right Thoughts, Right Words, ...
36 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE / Yes, it's True
35 THE NATIONAL / Trouble will find me
34 MY BLOODY VALENTINE / Mbv
33 FIDLAR / Fidlar
32 PEACE / In Love
31 PARQUET COURTS / Light up Gold
Lousy With Sylvianbriar
Skills: Creative songwriting across many genres, but always with one foot in the strawberry field.
Favourite Songs: Sirens Of Your Toxic Spirit, Triumph Of Disintegration, She Ain't Speakin' Now
6 Feet Beneath the Moon
The best HipHop record of the year, if you want to call it like that.
Skills: Prodigy with absolute beat control. Recently he still wore diapers and still sounds as if he was the older brother of Tricky.
Favourite Songs: Easy easy, Neptune Estate, Ocean Bed, Foreign 2
Like a shining star in the deepest darkest night.
Skills: Nicolas Jaar electronic engineers and guitarist Dave Harrington put their talents together.
Favourite Songs: Golden Arrow, Heart, Paper Trails, Metatron
More touching hand-made music is not possible. An album that gets under your skin.
Skills: Sprays authenticity and naturalness.
Favourite Songs: We've been found, Never going Back, For the Miner
Since "Spanish Sahara" Yannis Philippakis became a shaman and with "Inhaler", the Prince-best number since years, and "My Number" he manifested his status.
Skills: Can do intelligent rock and he got the funk!
Favourite Songs: Inhaler, My Number, Late Night, Stepson
Sequel to the Prequel
Pete, can do it still!
Skills: Excellent songwriting and unbroken credibility.
Favourite Songs: Farmer's Daughter, Maybeline, Stranger in my own skin
Modeselektor and Apparat from Berlin are the most organic connection of electronic elements in the dancefloor sector.
Skills: Beats with melancholy note and still danceable until the early morning.
Favourite Songs: Bad Kingdom, Let in the Light, Gita, Damage Done
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
... like Clockwork
StonerRock of class A with reminiscences of early heroes (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc.)
Skills: Josh Homme is and will be the Messiah of the bone-dry DesertRock.
Favourite Songs: Keep your Eyes peeled, My God is the Sun, If I had a Tail, ... like Clockwork
The sensual, yet supercooled pop reminiscent of Feist and Sade, but in real it is a male duo consisting of the American Mike Milosh and the Danish Robin Hannibal.
Skills: silky sexy voice and aesthetic sound design.
Favourite Songs: Open, The Fall, 3 Days, One of those Summer Days
THE LONE BELLOW
The Lone Bellow
Country and even no Country. Soul striptease at the fireplace in the wide prairie.
Skills: Sensitive songwriting. Yearning and passionate.
Favourite Songs: Two Sides Of Lonely, You Can Be All Kinds Of Emotional, Fire Red Horse
I AM KLOOT
Let It All in
The real legitimate successor of the Beatles.
Skills: Excellent songwriting and melodies for eternity.
Favourite Songs: Let Them All In, Let Them All In, Shoeless, Even The Stars
The next proof that electronic music can have soul in it.
Skills: Compositions by destruction and reconstruction. Gentle bass with tremendous force.
Favourite Songs: Overgrown, Retrograde, To the Last
Sound painting applied with a rough brush. Like a tender embrace in the dark.
Skills: A deep voice full of warmth.
Favourite Songs: The Sing, Javelin Unlanding, Summer Painter
TO KILL A KING
Cannibals with Cutlery
Intricate songs between folk and BritPop often with exhilarating dynamics
Skills: Excellent live band full of different characters.
Favourite Songs: Funeral, Choices, Fictional State, Howling
Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time
Furious connection to pain, depression and darkness.
Skills: Great tunes with a grand gesture. Pathetic, but not embarrassing.
Favourite Songs: A Lot of Love, Seen It All Before, Fire!, Fight Them Back
Highly decorated heroes of IndieRock in new ways.
Skills: Connects Rock Music with Groove and reinvent themselves again and again.
Favourite Songs: Do I Wanna Know?, Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?, Snap Out Of It
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? from David Wilson on Vimeo.
Modern Vampires of the City
Songs with unusual stories and sounds, but with a lot of romance, humor and warmth.
Skills: Create with ordinary ingredients very unusual songs
Favourite Songs: Step, Diane Young, Hannah Hunt, Everlasting Arms
The savior of IndieRock. Bloc Party are dead long live Everything Everything.
Skills: Catchy grooves paired with rocking guitars and subtle beats.
Favourite Songs: Cough Cough, Kemosabe, Feet For Hands, Don't Try
Tales from Terra Firma
Stories full of longing and passion that animate inevitably to sing along.
Skills: Kings of melody. Produce earwigs without end.
Favourite Songs: You Take Me As I Am, Farewell Appalachia, Knock Me On the Head
Another furious psychedelic ride of the batty Australians through space and time.
Skills: Highly energetic and always keen to experiment.
Favourite Songs: Xanman, O Dharma, Giant Tortoise
On the trail of the Ramones, but off the beaten track
Skills: loud. angry. honest. evil.
Favourite Songs: Born to Kill, You will be free, The Sunset, The Sowrd by my side, Where I stand
PORTUGAL. THE MAN
An album full of hits, digestible than usual, but not worse.
Skills: Create a clever balancing act between pop and rock without sounding boring. Composing songs which are catchy, but still miles away from the mainstream.
Favourite Songs: Creep in a T-Shirt, Evil Friends, Hip Hop Kids, Purple Yellow Red and Blue
The daughter of the French director Jacques Doillon and the English actress and singer Jane Birkin venturing in the footsteps of her mother and it shows that the chanson may never perish.
Skills: looks good, can act, and also sing.
Favourite Songs: ICU, Devil od Angel, Same old Game, Questions and Answers
Season of your Day
No one can weave sound more dense and atmospheric. Let it flow!
Skills: David Roback and Hope Sandoval are wizards. They create soundscapes which float and float and float.
Favourite Songs: In the Kingdom, California, Lay myself down
The uncrowned heads of the alternative sounds go to the disco to perish without it.
Skills: Creative. brave. clever.
Favourite Songs: Reflektor, Normal Person, Afterlife
Pale Green Ghosts
Like Arcade Fire, a border crosser between genres. Wonderful reckoning with life and death and love and hate.
Skills: Bears voice, bearish appearance, bears strong songs. A bear of a man!
Favourite Songs: Pale Green Ghosts, GMF, It Doesn't Matter To Him, I Hate This Town
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
Wonderful kinky song with soemting
Skills: Want surely not to produce any hits, but are absolutely capable to do it.
Favourite Songs: Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark), Secret Xtians, Monk, So good at being in Trouble
Singer-songwriter Conor J. O'Brien is with the Villagers a real band now and increases to the Champions League.
Skills: A voice that must be loved. Creates tunes you love forever.
Favourite Songs: My Lighthouse, The Waves, Nothing Arrived
& THE BAD SEEDS
Push the Sky away
Mr. Cave has arrived in the Mount Olympus of rock gods.
Favourite Songs: Jubilee Street, Mermaids, Higgs Boson Blues
We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors
Loopy epic with interleaved melodies and creativity outbreaks without end.
Skills: Maybe too many. The future will show whether they can restrain themselves.
Favourite Songs: No Destruction, On Blue Mountain, San Francisco, Shuggie