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What were the best albums released in 2016?

That’s the question we posed to CKUA programming staff, along with musicians, and tastemakers in the community. More than thirty jurors answered the call. The result? CKUA’s Essential Albums of 2016 list!

Below you’ll find the 40 most popular albums of the year, as ranked by our jury. Each contributor to this year’s poll was given 100 points to apply to their favourite albums of the year. They were allowed to apply no fewer than 5 points, and no more than 30 points to each of their nominations. Thus, their personal lists contained between 5 and 20 albums each.

We combined their votes to create a list of the 40 best-loved records of the year. You’ll see how many points each album earned, along with the number of nominations below.

You can also check out our jury’s individual picks.

What do you think of the list? What were your favourite albums of 2016? Tweet us your suggestions #CKUA2016, or email feedback@ckua.com.

 

You Want It Darker -- Leonard Cohen

Points: 172, # of Nominations: 13

Leonard is at his beguiling best here, with contributions by everyone from his son, Adam Cohen, to a Montreal synagogue choir; the fact that it’s his last work merely adds to the poignancy. – Grant Stovel

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Blackstar -- David Bowie

Points: 93, # of Nominations: 7

Another masterful final statement, less accepting of the end than Cohen’s but profoundly moving. – Monica Miller

Selected by:

Mangy Love -- Cass McCombs

Points: 60, # of Nominations: 3

Songs that hit the nail so hard on the head, the wood cracks, the hammer breaks. Deep-cut: Laughter is the Best Medicine. – Shulyer Jansen

Selected by:

A Moon Shaped Pool -- Radiohead

Points: 52, # of Nominations: 4

It is in my head, and I am in radio, it makes perfect sense. – Baba Dilbagh Singh

Selected by:

Lemonade -- Beyonce

Points: 50, # of Nominations: 3

I’ve always been a huge Beyonce fan and this album was incredible. A musical departure for her with genres and influences all over. Her lyrics and delivery on this record are the best they ever have been. – Hayley Muir

Selected by:

case/lang/veirs -- case/lang/veirs

Points: 47, # of Nominations: 5

One of the most exciting and stimulating albums I’ve heard all year, featuring three terrific voices playing nicely together. – Oskar Zybart

Selected by:

My Woman -- Angel Olsen

Points: 40, # of Nominations: 3

This makes me feel like I’m 24, 30 pounds lighter, combing my long beautiful curly hair while smoking a cigarette. Deep-cut: Never Be Mine. – Shuyler Jansen

Selected by:

99.90% -- Kaytranada

Points: 40, # of Nominations: 3

The 2016 Polaris Prize winner for good reason. Seamlessly blends Hip Hop, House, R&B, Soul, Trap, and more. – Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

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A Seat At The Table -- Solange

Points: 40, # of Nominations: 2

A Beyonce record and a Solange record in the same year is just too much! This Solange record is so perfect. She took a very long time to work on this (six years? eight years?) and it shows. Start to finish powerful anthems about being a black woman that are so flawless and so timely. – Hayley Muir

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Good Advice -- Basia Bulat

Points: 39, # of Nominations: 3

Basia’s voice sparkles as usual, but she also takes a slight turn away from her folk roots into pop without losing any of her melodic charm. – Lisa Wilton

Selected by:

The Long Shadow -- Shuyler Jansen

Points: 35, # of Nominations: 4

As with his career in Alberta bands like Old Reliable and the Naked & the Dead, Shuyler continues to blend contemporary sounds with timeless musical feels, creating beautiful little story songs that immediately grab both your ear and your heart. – Grant Stovel

Selected by:

Blonde -- Frank Ocean

Points: 35, # of Nominations: 3

Ocean set the bar so high with his critically-acclaimed debut album Channel Orange, its only natural one would expect a sophomore slump from a follow-up that arrived 2 years later than scheduled. Far from it. Blonde is richly-textured avant-garde pop album that delivers lush R&B ear worms, alongside introspective, poetic, experimental gems that demand repeated listening. – Elliott Garnier

Selected by:

For Evelyn -- Hannah Georgas

Points: 32, # of Nominations: 3

Pop sheen is great if you can back it up with layered, memorable melodies and insightful lyrics. Hannah Georgas has done just that with For Evelyn. – Lisa Wilton

Selected by:

Strange Country -- Kacy & Clayton

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 4

They’re so good that you can’t even tell which songs are originals and which are traditional folk tunes come from way back in the mists of time; these two youthful second cousins from Southern Saskatchewan have the power to weave magic. – Grant Stovel

Selected by:

Blue Highways -- Colin James

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 3

Canadian Blues giant goes back to his roots. – Cindy McLeod

Selected by:

Better The Devil You Know -- Big Dave McLean

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 2

Another of my picks of possibly overlooked but great blues recordings – Cam Hayden

Selected by:

Skeleton Tree -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 2

Nick, raw and emotional. – Arthur Fafard

Selected by:

Good Will Come to You -- Un Blonde

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 2

I stumbled on this album. My wife was playing it at home and it really caught my ear. There’s something about how effortless it feels, experimental and free. – Reuben Bullock

Selected by:

Who Will Be Next? -- Joe Purdy

Points: 30, # of Nominations: 1

Joe taps into the truth of America right now and sometimes the truth hurts. – Leeroy Stagger

Selected by:

American Band -- Drive By Truckers

Points: 28, # of Nominations: 2

Sadly another truthful and poignant observation on whats happening in America these days. It Rocks and Rolls but with beautiful melodies and biting lyricism. – Leeroy Stagger

Selected by:

Side Pony -- Lake Street Dive

Points: 28, # of Nominations: 3

Trained jazz musicians who found their collective voice in today’s music artists through clever and sublime tunes. All bands should play this well. Had a fantastic 2016. – Terry David Mulligan

Selected by:

Still Holding -- The Highest Order

Points: 27, # of Nominations: 3

Gorgeous, sweeping psych country at its best. Each song a perfect pearl of cosmic realness held fast by a killer band. An album to listen to in its entirety, appreciating how each song connects to the next and each strum informs the whole. – Amy van Keeken

Selected by:

Livin' On A High Note -- Mavis Staples

Points: 26, # of Nominations: 3

Teaming up with much younger songwriters for this album, Mavis continues to be as relevant as ever. Mavis is unstoppable. Mavis is deeply inspiring. -Monica Miller

Selected by:

A Sailor's Guide to Earth -- Sturgill Simpson

Points: 26, # of Nominations: 3

It’s artful, lyrically and musically, and placed inside a country music package that I really like – Scott Franchuk

Selected by:

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 -- Jack White

Points: 26, # of Nominations: 2

Jack White’s got so many balls in the air and he keeps growing to match his call. – Baba Dilbagh Singh

Selected by:

Hold ON! -- The James Hunter Six

Points: 25, # of Nominations: 2

I missed them at Pickathon because we were playing at the same time, low point of my summer. Deep-cut: Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time) Shuyler Jansen

Selected by:

We Are the Halluci Nation -- A Tribe Called Red

Points: 25, # of Nominations: 2

Could it be that socially conscious Canucks are poised to take over the world? If the ascendance of A Tribe Called Red is symbolic of anything, it is the power of music to inspire change. – Tony King

Selected by:

Malibu -- Anderson Paak

Points: 25, # of Nominations: 2

Perhaps the album I bumped the most this year. -Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

Selected by:

Until the Hunter -- Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Points: 25, # of Nominations: 2

Beautiful and mellow songs from the singer of Mazzy Star and My Bloody Valentine’s Colm O’ Ciosoig. – Lisa Wilton

Selected by:

Gathering -- Maria Dunn

Points: 25, # of Nominations: 2

Great Songs from A Great Canadian Songwriter. -Andy Donnelly

Selected by:

The Northern South Vol. 1 -- Whitehorse

Points: 24, # of Nominations: 3

Love these people: on stage and off. – Terry David Mulligan

Selected by:

Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad -- Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Points: 23, # of Nominations: 3

When you get two artist of this stature together you know it’s going to be incredible. -Allison Brock

Selected by:

Dori Freeman -- Dori Freeman

Points: 23, # of Nominations: 3

A roots country star in the making, with Teddy Thompson a the helm guiding the production. – Tom Coxworth

Selected by:

Are You Serious -- Andrew Bird

Points: 23, # of Nominations: 2

It’s Andrew Bird, so everything he does is amazing. The production, and songwriting, it’s Andrew Bird at the best I’ve heard him in years. – Nils Mikkelsen

Selected by:

The Party -- Andy Shauf

Points: 22, # of Nominations: 3

This is the kind of album you really want to hate but at the end of the day you end up listening to it over and over again. Andy knows how to write the kind of songs that hit you right in the feelings. – Leeroy Stagger

Selected by:

Boots No. 1: Official Revival Bootleg -- Gillian Welch

Points: 21, # of Nominations: 2

I choose Gillian Welsh’s Boots No. 1 as it is a striped down, raw, sparse look at the early songs of this influential duo. Beautiful vocals, harmonies, guitar playing and a sense of where the artists evolved from. To me this demonstrates the true brilliance of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. – Sue Panning

Selected by:

Oop! -- Al Muirhead

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 2

Understated perfection if there could be such a thing. Al is a jazz statesman. – Cindy McLeod

Selected by:

Live in Berlin -- Gregory Porter

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 2

Gregory Porter is one of the best vocalists out there. This album captures Porter live, showing what a true master can do! – Kodi Hutchinson

Selected by:

Time To Roll -- MonkeyJunk

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 2

One of the nation’s most beloved Blues bands. – Cindy McLeod

Selected by:

Stadium Cake -- Oh Pep!

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 2

I can’t remember the last time I heard a mandolin in a pop song. – Marco Visconti

Selected by:

See the other albums nominated

Aki Goes to Bollywood -- Aki Kumar

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cam Hayden

Harlequin -- Alex Izenberg

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tony King

Wash My Horse in Champagne -- Big Harp George

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cam Hayden

This Happy Madness -- Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Intertwined EP -- dodie

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tony King

Doolin -- Doolin

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Andy Donnelly

Freetown Sound -- Blood Orange

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Fox

Blues and Ballads: A Folk Singers Songbook; Vol 1&2 -- Luther Dickensen

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cam Hayden

You Think It's Hot In Here -- Mike Henderson Band

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cam Hayden

Whalebone -- Mirabilia

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Andy Donnelly

Echoes of the Dreamtime -- Miranda Lee Richards

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Amy van Keeken

Lunar Love -- Mop Mop

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tony King

Statea -- Murcof & Vanessa Wagner

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Oskar Zybart

The Story -- Runrig

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Andy Donnelly

Retribution -- Tanya Tagaq

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Fox

This House Will Stand -- Oysterband

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Andy Donnelly

Why The Mountains Are Black -- Various artists

Points: 20, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Steve Dawson

Everyday Life -- Carter Felker

Points: 18, # of Nominations: 2

Jamal -- Alkibar Junior

Points: 18, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Imarhan -- Imarhan

Points: 18, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Love Letter for Fire -- Sam Beam & Jesica Hoop

Points: 17, # of Nominations: 3

Selected by:

David Ward
Tom Coxworth

22, A Million -- Bon Iver

Points: 17, # of Nominations: 2

Heritage -- Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano

Points: 17, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Wonderland -- Coco Love Alcorn

Points: 16, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Terry Mulligan

IV -- Badbadnotgood

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

The Bird & The Rifle -- Lori McKenna

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Call Me Back if You Can Dig the Music -- Mariya May

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

I Was So Fond Of You -- Matt Patershuk

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Allison Brock
David Ward

Never Twice -- Nick Waterhouse

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Hayley Muir

Young As The Morning Old As The Sea -- Passenger

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Sue Panning
Tom Coxworth

Waltzed in from the Rumbling -- Plants and Animals

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Wildflower -- The Avalanches

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

True Sadness -- The Avett Brothers

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Terry Mulligan

Magic Fire -- The Stray Birds

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Lionel Rault

American Fork -- Tim Easton

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Leeroy Stagger

We Got it From Here... Thank You For Your Service -- A Tribe Called Quest

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

We Made It Through the Wreckage -- AHI

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lisa Wilton

American Tunes -- Allen Toussaint

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Steve Dawson

Awaken, My Love! -- Childish Gambino

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Mitch Holtby

Ruminations -- Conor Oberst

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Reuben Bullock

Twenty -- Metalwood

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Soulrocker -- Michael Franti and Spearhead

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Leeroy Stagger

Puberty 2 -- Mitski

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Marco Visconti

Lovers -- Nels Cline

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Oskar Zybart

Remember Us To Life -- Regina Spektor

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Baba Singh

Fairweather -- Roger Roger

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Terry Mulligan

Dawn -- Ry x

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Reuben Bullock

Nothing's Real -- Shura

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Marco Visconti

Eyes on the Lines -- Steve Gunn

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Shuyler Jansen

57th And 9th -- Sting

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Baba Singh

Hold/Still -- Suuns

Points: 15, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

Paradise -- White Lung

Points: 14, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

True Blue -- Jesse and the Dandelions

Points: 13, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

The Wild Swan -- Foy Vance

Points: 13, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Sue Panning

Hope -- The Strumbellas

Points: 13, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lisa Wilton

Matadora -- Danny Michel

Points: 12, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Monica Miller

Eternally Even -- Jim James

Points: 12, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

The Ghosts of Highway 20 -- Lucinda Williams

Points: 12, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Steve Dawson

See It Through -- The Youngest

Points: 12, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lisa Wilton

Heads Up -- Warpaint

Points: 12, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

Down Below, The Status Quo -- Erin Costelo

Points: 11, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Monica Miller

Song and Dance Man -- Jason Collett

Points: 11, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Monica Miller

Let Me Get By -- Tedeschi Trucks Band

Points: 11, # of Nominations: 2

The Bones of a Dying World -- If These Trees Could Talk

Points: 11, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

In The Magic Hour -- Aoife O'Donovan

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Terry Mulligan

Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit -- Royal Canoe

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

Day Of The Dead -- Various artists

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 2

Selected by:

David Ward
Grant Stovel

Hiraeth -- 100 Mile House

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

The Impossible Kid -- Aesop Rock

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

Burn Something Beautiful -- Alejandro Escovedo

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lisa Wilton

Words -- Amanda Tosoff

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

Ancient Shapes -- Ancient Shapes

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 -- Betty Davis

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

Rise Above -- Bill Evans

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Kings & Kings -- Blackie And The Rodeo Kings

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Allison Brock

Fallen Angels -- Bob Dylan

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Shuyler Jansen

Porcupine Meat -- Bobby Rush

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Holger Petersen

You're Dreaming -- Cactus Blossoms

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Allison Brock

Changes -- Charles Bradley

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

Quietly There -- Cheryl Fisher

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Colvin & Earle -- Colvin & Earle

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Allison Brock

Other Peoples Songs (2016 Reissue) -- Damien Jurado & Richard Swift

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Shuyler Jansen

Atrocity Exhibition -- Danny Brown

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

Empty Train -- David Francey

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Devestatin' Rhythm -- David Vest

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

We're All Gonna Die -- Dawes

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Jawbreaker -- Dawn Tyler Watson

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

And the Anonymous Nobody... -- De La Soul

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

Even Redheads Get The Blues -- Debra Power

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

Ape in Pink Marble -- Devendra Banhart

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Elliott Garnier

Heavy Metal Sunshine -- Diamond Mind

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Mitch Holtby

Food Chain -- Dillon & Paten Locke

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not -- Dinosaur Jr.

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Shuyler Jansen

Save Yourself -- Elucid

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm

The Happiest Man in the World -- Eric Bibb

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Holger Petersen

Heart Like a Levee -- Hiss Golden Messenger

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Hope 6 Demolition Project -- PJ Harvey

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Fox

Countdown -- Joey Alexander

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Javelin -- Jordan Klassen

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Elliott Garnier

Introducing Karl Blau -- Karl Blau

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Amy van Keeken

Jumpin' and Boppin' -- Kenny Blues Boss Wayne

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Holger Petersen

Duopoly -- Kris Davis

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Special Night -- Lee Fields

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

Resistor -- Lera Lynn

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Honest Man -- Matt Andersen

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Sue Panning

Sirens -- Nicolas Jaar

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Arthur Fafard

Human Performance -- Parquet Courts

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Amy van Keeken

Ride the One -- Paul Reddick

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

ABUC -- Roberto Fonseca

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Monica Miller

Spit, Sputter and Sparkle -- Ron Hawkins

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Silverhill -- Scott Nolan

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Allison Brock

Miss Sharon Jones! -- Sharon Jones

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

Little Seeds -- Shovels and Rope

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Sea Of Noise -- St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Hayley Muir

The Last Waltz 40th -- The Band and guests

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Holger Petersen

Feelin Kinda Free -- The Drones

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Fox

Paging Mr Proust -- The Jayhawks

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

Wondrous Traveler -- The Small Glories

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Sue Panning

Atmospheres -- Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Oskar Zybart

So Low -- Tim Williams

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Cindy McLeod

Keep Me Singing -- Van Morrison

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Baba Singh

God Don't Ever Change The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson -- Various artists

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Holger Petersen

Kompakt -- Weeval

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Fox

Weight Of The World -- Western Centuries

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Allison Brock

West End Coast -- Young Gun Silver Fox

Points: 10, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lionel Rault

IV -- Black Mountain

Points: 9, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Jason Flammia

Lema Lema -- Eva Salina

Points: 9, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Manara -- Alsarah & the Nubatones

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Moon of Honey -- Billie Zizi

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

The Puck Drops Here -- Del Barber & The No Regretzkys

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

Lovers and Leavers -- Hayes Carll

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

Hectic -- Jaxon Haldane

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

One For The Hunter, One For The Prey -- Leyla McCalla

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Fly Home -- Mohsin Zaman

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Heavy Feather -- Rolla Olak

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Premium -- Sam Evian

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Long Walk Home -- Scenic Route to Alaska

Points: 8, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Scott Franchuk

Moura -- Ana Moura

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Monica Miller

Home Wrecking Years -- Brendan Canning

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

As If Apart -- Chris Cohen

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Bird Dance -- Farnaz Ohadi

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

Singing Saw -- Kevin Morby

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Magnetismo -- La Yegros

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Lark Clark

For The Sun -- Layten Kramer

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Cult Following -- Little Scream

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Preoccupations -- Preoccupations

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

A Hot Second with The Velveteins -- The Velveteins

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Emotional Mugger -- Ty Segall

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Sun City Eater in the River of Light -- Woods

Points: 7, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kathryn Calder

Arclight -- Julian Lage

Points: 6, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Steve Dawson

Emotions And Math -- Margaret Glaspy

Points: 6, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Monica Miller

Family Dinner, Volume 2 -- Snarky Puppy

Points: 6, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Monica Miller

(I Don't Want to Hear Your) Break Up Songs -- Ayla Brook & the Sound Men

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

Dig In Deep -- Bonnie Raitt

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

Upward Spiral -- Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Seasons Are Circling -- Colleen Brown

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

Some Curious Birds -- Danielle Knibbe

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

Abandoned Mansion -- Dr. Dog

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

Durand Jones & the Indications -- Durand Jones & the Indications

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

I Still Do -- Eric Clapton

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Terry Mulligan

Spooky Action At A Distance -- Frederick Squire

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Marco Visconti

75th Birthday Celebration -- Joan Baez

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

For Better, or Worse -- John Prine

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Steppin' Up -- Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Kodi Hutchinson

Secular Hymns -- Madeleine Peyroux

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

The Family Album -- Matthew and Jill Barber

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

What A Tease -- Nico Yaryan

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Marco Visconti

Stranger To Stranger -- Paul Simon

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

Bravery -- Poor Nameless Boy

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Ghost Light -- Royal Wood

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

Long Way Home -- Show of Hands

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Wondrous Traveler -- Small Glories

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Sue Panning

Soul Run -- Tanika Charles

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

David Ward

Little Windows -- Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Love Yes -- TEEN

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

Aupres du Poele -- Ten Strings & A Goat String

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Dragonz -- The Apples

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Grant Stovel

Real Midnight -- The Birds of Chicago

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Tom Coxworth

Man Machine Poem -- Tragically Hip

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Leeroy Stagger

Everything In Between -- Ugly Heroes

Points: 5, # of Nominations: 1

Selected by:

Adam Hicks aka DJ Cosm