Monthly updated chart with the best albums created by independent artists. All genres. Selected from the albums that featured in the release talks and whatever we came across. Suggestions are always welcome (DM our twitter account).

11⇢Happy in HindsightBertolf202131
22⇢Panic! The Gastown Panic 🆒 202132
44⇢Beginnings of EndsLyon Tide 🆒202124
55⇢UnderstandingFedbySound 🆒202125
610⇡Catching LeavesAvi Wisnia 🆒202126
77⇢Violent OrderMatte Martin 🆒202137
8-⇡After a silent disasterThe Vain Travail202118
96⇣Just LeoJust Leo 🆒202132
1013⇡Found OurselvesJoe Adhemar 🆒2021210
11-⇡Crushed soul & Antisocial behaviorAlvinos Zavlis 🆒2021111
1212⇢Get Back To The ShipLord Helmet2021312
139⇣Toward The RainbowThe John Michie Collective202139
148⇣Wingman ReturnsNomden 🆒202138
1511⇣Whatever You May SayPortraits of Sawyer 🆒202139
1616⇢All Gearded UpDaniell Tidwell 🆒2021316
17-⇡Wasp-Coloured CarpetSugartown Slim 🆒2021117
1814⇣LandingMichael Donoghue2021314
19-⇡Time for the FutureFake Shark 🆒2021119
20-⇡Ghosts of the Future & PastLies and LegendsI Am a Rocketship2021120
Updated monthly by CoolTop20

New and announced albums

Jan 01 2022MedultraThe First
Jan 01 2022Invisible SquirrelSonder
Dec 10 2021Alvinos ZavlisCrushed soul & Antisocial behaviour
Dec 3 2021Joe PeacockBefore the robots told us where to go
Dec 1 2021Sky Diving PenguinsSky Diving Penguins
Nov 26 2021Sugartown SlimWasp Coloured Carpet
Nov 11 2021I Am a RocketshipLies and Legends
Nov 5 2021Fake SharkTime for the Future
Nov 5 2021Avi WisniaCatching Leaves
Oct 15 2021Demi MichelleWill I Ever
Oct 8 2021Mari ContiInvisible Things
Oct 1 2021Rose AlaimoGrow
Oct 1 2021OddwallFear
Sep 3 2021Matte MartinViolent Order
Sep 3 2021Chris Hardy WorldFlux DeLuxe
Aug 27 2021Gozer GoodspeedGhosts of the Future & Past
Aug 22 2021The Gastown PanicPanic!
Aug 13 2021Portraits of SawyerWhatever You May Say 
Jul 24 2021Chris AhlmanOnce Upon A Rhyme
Feb 6 2021Joe AdhemarFound Ourselves
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ALBUM TOP 5 2021

1Happy in HindsightBertolf2021
2Panic!The Gastown Panic 🆒2021
4Beginnings of EndsLyon Tide 🆒2021
5UnderstandingFedbySound 🆒2021

ALBUM TOP 5 2020

1Closing CeremonyUmbrellabirds 🆒2020
2These Truths Remain UnspokenUnknown Brothers 🆒2019
3High and Low and Back AgainFendahlene 🆒2020
4Cool CupidEmma Halpin 🆒2020
521 Years of Teenage AngstAnimal Revolt2020
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