I’ve always appreciated how Gorilla vs. Bear’s editorial tone leaves room for deeply insider noise-ambient experimentalists (Grouper) and straightforward, good-natured indie rock (Real Estate.) Their top 30 features solid spots for both those acts, as well as places for A$AP Rocky, Korallreven, Pure X, and Toro y Moi. GvB is still like, the only blog on the internet standing by Puro Instinct, you’ve gotta give them credit for loyalty. The list also leaves room for each of the featured artists to name one of their favorite records from the past year. Neat! Check out the full list here.