Toronto's surfy garage-rockers First Base find their way to the top of list in our first Top 30 of 2014!

* = Canadian artist
^ = Torontonian artist

# ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
 
1

First Base ^

First Base HoZac
2

The Stormalongs ^

The Stormalongs Self-released
3

Dog Day *

Fade Out Fundog
4

Neko Case

The Worse Things Get... Anti-
5

Vinegar Creek Constituency

Don't Go Back In Time Self-released
6

Downchild ^

Can You Hear The Music? Linus
7

Mirror Travel

Mexico Modern Outsider
8

Naughty Boy

Hotel Cabana Capitol
9

Oneohtrix Point Never

R Plus Seven Warp
10

Old Cabin *

Old Cabin Self-released
11

Devonian Gardens *

Solar Shifting Beyond Beyond is Beyond
12

Brothers Lazaroff

Hope, Fear, Youth Self-released
13

Tony Dekker ^

Prayer of the Woods Nettwerk
14

Seasick Steve

Hubcap Music Third Man
15

Megan Bonnell ^

Hunt and Chase Nevado
16

James O-L *

For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky Self-released
17

Greg MacPherson Band *

Fireball Disintegration
18

ROAR *

Roar Self-released
19

Tia McGraff ^

Break These Chains Bandana
20

Richie Campbell

Focused Tommy Boy
21

Over The Rhine

Meet Me At The Edge of the World Great Speckled Dog
22

Nightmares on Wax

Feelin' Good Warp
23

Intended Immigration

La Demoiselle Du Fonque Wooden Hat
24

Gringo Star

Floating Out To See My Anxious Mouth
25

Francois Couture *

After The Rain Self-released
26

Christopher Cape *

The Biggest Lie Self-released
27

The Ketamines ^

So Hot! Hosehead
28

We Just Stole A Car *

Chat Tambour Munt
29

The Creepshow ^

Life After Death Stomp
30

Silent Movie Type *

What Do We Tell The Children? Self-released