40. Director - Yonatan Gat Label: Joyful Noise Very fun and breezy instrumental improvised rock with great solos and grooves.
39. White Reaper Does it Again - White Reaper Album: Polyvinyl Garage punk trio with bubblegum hooks and psychedelic touches from Louisville, Kentucky.
38. Peace is the Mission - Major Lazer Label: Mad Decent Straight up electronic dancehall pop music
37. Cocksure - Laura Stevenson Label: Don Giovanni Female singer-songwriter with some major backbone
36. Every Open Eye - CHVRCHES Label: Goodbye Records Glasgow-based trio that plays synth pop inspired by Prince and Kate Bush.
35. Sremmlife - Rae Sremmurd Label: Interscope Exuberant party-oriented rap duo
34. Slurrup - Liam Hayes Label: Fat Possum Stripped down psych-rock songs with a pop edge and immediate appeal
33. Y Dydd Olaf - Gwenno Label: Heavenly Good ol' fashioned Welsh electro singer/songwriter pop music
32. Who's Gonna Get F***** First - Father Label: Awful Atlanta based rap, which is very NSFW
31. Predatory Headlights - Tenement Label: Don Giovanni Hooky but smart and powerfully imaginative punk music
30. Painted Shut - Hop Along Label: Saddle Creek Explosive, articulate, punk-suffused indie rock led by captivating female vocals
29. The Bearer of Bad News - Andy Shauf Label: Party Damage Canadian singer/songwriter whose dark, rustic tales reflect his prairie home
28. High - Royal Headache Label: What's Your Rupture? Sydney, Australia garage punkers infuse their raw sound with a heavy dose of AM radio soul and incredibly catchy songwriting
27. Sky City - Amason Label: Fairfax Recordings Swedish indie pop supergroup with members of Miike Snow, Dungen, and Little Majorette
26. All Yours - Widowspeak Label: Captured Tracks Dark, hazy music equally indebted to Mazzy Star and jangly Sarah Records-style indie pop
25. Melbourne, Florida - Dick Diver Label: Trouble in Mind Brainy indie pop that's heavily influenced by the literate, precise emotionalism of the Go-Betweens, as well as the scrappy indie rock of early Yo La Tengo
24. Kicking Every Day - All Dogs Label: Salinas Records Melodic, scruffy, and insightful indie rock band from Ohio
23. Non-Person - Vacation Label: Don Giovanni Very loud very messy punk music
22. Green Lanes - Ultimate Painting Label: Trouble in Mind Nice and simple '60s and '70s-inspired guitar pop
21. Vestiges and Claws - Jose Gonzalez Label: Mute Alternative singer/songwriter whose bewitching sound focuses on autumnal, acoustic indie pop