Rhapsody Streamnotes:
Artist Index

This is a cumulative list of records reviewed from Rhapsody streams, indexed by artist. (Various artist compilations are below.) Release dates are in brackets, as opposed to recording dates, listed first where known and different. In order to better group the records by artist minor differences in artist names have been omitted. Sort within artist is generally by the last year of material included or release date.

The 2 Bears: Be Strong (2012, Southern Fried) B+(*) 

2 Chainz:

  • B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (2013, Def Jam) B+(**) 
  • Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (2017, Def Jam) B+(*) 
  • Rap or Go to the League (2019, Gamebread/Def Jam) B+(**) 

2nd Grade: Hit to Hit (2020, Double Double Whammy) B+(**) 

2NE1: Crush (2014, YG Entertainment) B+(**) 

2Pac:

  • 2Pacalypse Now (1991, Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993, Interscope) B 
  • Me Against the World (1995, Interscope) B− 
  • All Eyez on Me (1996, Death Row, 2CD) B+(*) 

The 3.5.7 Ensemble: Amongst the Smokestacks and Steeples (2014 [2016], Milk Factory Productions, 2CD) B 

3hattrio: Lord of the Desert (2018, Okehdokee) B+(**) 

3unshine: We Are 3unshine (2019 [2020], Real Show) B+(**) 

4WD [Nils Landgren/Michael Wollny/Lars Danielsson/Wolfgang Haffner]: 4 Wheel Drive (2018 [2019], ACT) B− 

5 Seconds of Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer (2014, Capitol) B 

6lack:

  • East Atlanta Love Letter (2018, LoveRenaissance/Interscope) B+(***) 
  • 6pc Hot Ep (2020, Interscope, EP) B+(*) 

7L & Esoteric: 1212 (2010, Fly Casual) A− 

8 Bold Souls: Last Option (1999 [2000], Thrill Jockey) A− 

9th Wonder: The Wonder Years (2011, Traffic Entertainment) A− 

10^32K:

  • That Which Is Planted: Live in Buffalo and Rochester (2013, Passin' Thru) A− 
  • The Law of Vibration (2018, self-released) B+(**) 

13 & God: Own Your Ghost (2011, Anticon) B+(**) 

The 14 Jazz Orchestra:

  • Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy (2015 [2016], self-released) B 
  • The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (2018 [2019], self-released) B 

16-17: Phantom Limb (1995-2018 [2020], Trost) B 

21 Savage:

  • /Metro Boomin: Savage Mode (2016, self-released) A− 
  • Issa Album (2017, Slaughter Gang/Epic) B+(*) 
  • /Offset/Metro Boomin: Without Warning (2017, Epic) B+(*) 
  • /Metro Boomin: Savage Mode II (2020, Slaughter Gang/Epic) B+(**) 

42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (2021, 4PF/CMG) B+(*) 

49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (2022, New West) B 

50 Cent: The Massacre (2005, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) B+(**) 

070 Shake:

  • Modus Vivendi (2020, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(**) 
  • You Can't Kill Me (2022, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(***) 

75 Dollar Bill:

  • Olives in the Ears (2014, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Wooden Bag (2015, Other Music) B+(***) 
  • Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock (2013-15 [2016], Thin Wrist) A− 
  • Little Big Band: Roulette, March 27, 2017 (2017 [2020], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Power Failures (2018 [2020], self-released) B+(**) 
  • I Was Real (2019, Thin Wrist) A−  
  • Live at Cafe Oto Dec. 19, 2019 (2019 [2020], self-relased) A− 
  • Little Big Band Live at Tubby's (2020, self-released) B+(***) 
  • /Barry Weisblat: Social Music at Troost Vol. 1 (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(***) 
  • /David Watson: Social Music at Troost Vol. 2 (2027 [2021], self-released) B+(*) 
  • Live Ateliers Claus (2016-19 [2021], self-released) B+(**) 

79rs Gang:

  • Fire on the Bayou (2015, Sinking City/Urban Unrest) A− 
  • Expected the Unexpected (2020, Sinking City) B+(***) 

The 81's: 2 Things & 118 Others (2020, The 81's) B+(**) 

100 Gecs:

  • 1000 Gecs (2019, Dog Show) B 
  • 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues (2020, Dog Show) B+(**) 

700 Bliss:

  • Spa 700 (2018, Halcyon Veil/Don Giovanni, EP) B+(**) 
  • Nothing to Declare (2022, Hyperdub) B+(*) 

The 1975:

  • I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (2016, Dirty Hit/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (2018, Dirty Hit/Interscope) B 
  • Notes on a Conditional Form (2020, Dirty Hit) B+(***) 

1990s: Cookies (2007, Rough Trade) B+(***) 

2562: Unbalance (2009, Tectonic) B+(***) 

Espen Aalberg/Jonas Kullhammar/Torbjörn Zetterberg/Susana Santos Silva: Basement Sessions Vol. 4 (The Bali Tapes) (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Snoh Aalegra:

  • Ugh, Those Feels Again (2019, Artrium) B+(**) 
  • Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies (2021, ARTium/Roc Nation) B+(*) 

Juhani Aaltonen:

  • To Future Memories (2010 [2013], TUM) B+(***) 
  • /Iro Haarla: Kirkastus (2013 [2015], TUM) B+(***) 
  • /Raoul Björkenheim: Awakening (2016 [2018], Eclipse) B+(**) 
  • /Jonas Kullhammar/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Ilmari Heikinheimo: The Father, the Sons & the Junnu (2019 [2020], Moserobie) A− 

AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark:

  • Hidden in the Stomach (1996 [1997], Silkheart) B+(**) 
  • I Wonder If I Was Screaming (2000, Crazy Wisdom) B+(**) 

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Faces of Souls (2015-19 [2020], Leo) B+(*) 

Eivind Aarset:

  • Électronique Noire (1998, Jazzland) A− 
  • Light Extracts (2001, Jazzland) B+(***) 
  • Connected (2004, Jazzland) B+(**) 
  • Sonic Codex (2007, Jazzland) B+(**) 
  • & the Sonic Codex Orchestra: Live Extracts (2010, Jazzland) B+(**) 
  • /Jan Bang: Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes (2020, Jazzland) B+(*) 
  • Phantasmagoria, or a Different Kind of Journey (2021, Jazzland) B+(***) 

Greg Abate:

  • Bop City: Live at Birdland (1991, Candid) B+(***) 
  • Straight Ahead (1992 [1993], Candid) B+(**) 
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1995, Candid) B+(*) 
  • Bop Lives! (1996, Blue Chip Jazz) B+(**) 
  • Evolution (2002, 1201 Music) B+(***) 
  • /Alan Barnes: Birds of a Feather (2007 [2008], Woodville) A− 
  • Motif (2014, Whaling City Sound) A− 
  • /Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio: Kindred Spirits: Live At Chan's (2014 [2016], Whaling City Sound, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Tim Ray Trio: Road to Forever (2016 [2017], Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 
  • Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (2021, Whaling City Sound, 2CD) B+(**) 

ABBA: Voyage (2021, Polar) B− 

Rez Abbasi:

  • Suno Suno (2010 [2011], Enja) B+(*) 
  • Intents and Purposes (2014 [2015], Enja) B+(*) 
  • Behind the Vibration (2015 [2016], Cuneiform) B+(**) 
  • Unfiltered Universe (2016 [2017], Whirlwind) B+(**) 
  • A Throw of Dice by the Silent Ensemble (2017 [2019], Whirlwind) B+(*) 
  • Django-shift (2019 [2020], Whirlwind) B+(**) 

Tom Abbs & Frequency Response: Hawthorne (2018, Engine Studios) B+(***) 

ABC: Beauty Stab (1983, Mercury) B+(*) 

Ahmed Abdullah:

  • Liquid Song (1987, Silkheart) A− 
  • Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet Featuring Charles Moffett (1987 [1988], Silkheart) B+(***) 

Ahmed Abdul-Malik:

  • East Meets West (1959 [1960], RCA Victor) B+(*) 
  • The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik (1961, New Jazz) B+(***) 

Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim: Harlem (1988 [2021], Acid Jazz) B+(**) 

Kaoru Abe/Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka (1976 [2018], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

John Abercrombie:

  • The First Quartet (1978-80 [2015], ECM, 3CD) B+(**) 
  • /Arthur Blythe/Terri Lyne Carrington/Anthony Cox/Mark Feldman/Gust Tsilis: Echoes (1996 [2005], Alessa) B+(*) 
  • Up and Coming (2016 [2017], ECM) B+(*) 

Abhi the Nomad: Marbled (2018, Tommy Boy) B+(***) 

Abjects: Never Give Up (2019, Yippee Ki Yay) B+(**) 

Rabih Abou-Khalil:

  • Between Dusk and Dawn (1986 [1987], MMP) B+(***) 
  • The Cactus of Knowledge (2000 [2001], Enja) A− 
  • The Flood and the Fate of the Fish (2017-18 [2019], Enja) B+(**) 

Abraham Inc.: Together We Stand (2019, Table Pounding) B+(***) 

Ab-Soul:

  • Control System (2012, !K7) B+(**)  
  • These Days . . . (2014, Top Dawg) B+(**) 
  • Do What Thou Wilt (2016, Top Dawg) A− 

Kevin Abstract:

  • American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story (2016, Brockhampton) B+(*) 
  • Arizona Baby (2019, Question Everything/RCA) B+(**) 

Ramzi Aburedwan: Reflections of Palestine (2012, Riverboat) B+(***) 

Joshua Abrams:

  • Natural Information (2010-12 [2014], Eremite) A− 
  • Represencing (2011 [2014], Eremite) B+(**) 
  • Magnetoception (2013 [2015], Eremite) B+(***) 
  • /Natural Information Society: Simultonality (2014-15 [2017], Eremite) A− 
  • /Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (2017 [2021], Eremite) + 
  • /Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (2021, Drag City) B+(***) 

Muhal Richard Abrams:

  • Young at Heart/Wise in Time (1969 [1996], Delmark) B+(**) 
  • Afrisong (1975 [2009], Why Not) A− 
  • Think All, Focus One (1994 [1995], Black Saint) B+(***) 
  • Song for All (1995 [1997], Black Saint) B+(***) 

AC/DC: Power Up (2020, Columbia) B 

Ace of Cups: Ace of Cups (2018, High Moon) B 

Acetone: 1992-2001 (1992-2001 [2017], Light in the Attic) B 

Aceyalone:

  • All Balls Don't Bounce (1995, Capitol) B+(**) 
  • A Book of Human Language (1998, Project Blowed) B+(**) 
  • Leanin' on Slick (2013, Decon) A− 
  • /DJ Fatjack: 43rd & Excellence (2018, That Kind of Music) A− 

Acid Arab: Jdid (2019, Crammed Discs) B+(*) 

Jewel Ackah: Me Dear (1990, Highlife World) B+(***) 

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids:

  • We Be All Africans (2016, Strut) B+(***) 
  • An Angel Fell (2018, Strut) B+(**) 
  • Shaman! (2020, Strut) A− 

Bob Ackerman: Old & New Magic (1993, Silkheart) B+(***) 

Bruce Ackley/Fred Frith/Henry Kaiser/Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins (2016 [2019], Relative Pitch) B+(**) 

Active Child: You Are All I See (2011, Vagrant) B− 

Actress:

  • Splazsh (2010, Honest Jon's) A− 
  • R.I.P. (2012, Honest Jon's) B+(***) 
  • Ghettoville (2014, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 
  • AZD (2017, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 
  • Karma & Desire (2020, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 

Ad the Voice: Maxi-Single (2007, Statik Entertainment, EP) A− 

Ada Lea: One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden (2021, Saddle Creek) B+(**) 

Beegie Adair/Don Aliquo: Too Marvelous for Words (2015, Adair Music Group) A− 

Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & the New York Crew (2015, Urban Zone) B+(***) 

George Adams:

  • Sound Suggestions (1979, ECM) B+(*) 
  • /Don Pullen: Don't Lose Control (1979 [1980], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • /Don Pullen: Earth Beams (1980, Timeless) A− 
  • /Don Pullen: Life Line (1981, Timeless) B+(*) 
  • /Don Pullen: Melodic Excursions (1982, Timeless) B+(*) 
  • /Dannie Richmond: Gentlemen's Agreement (1983, Soul Note) B+(*) 
  • /Don Pullen: Decisions (1984, Timeless) B+(**) 
  • /Don Pullen: Live at Montmartre (1985 [1986], Timeless) B+(**) 

John Adams:

  • Doctor Atomic Symphony (2009, Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • I Am Love [A Film by Luca Guadagnino] (2010, Nonesuch) B+(**) 

John Adams/San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas:

  • Absolute Jest/Grand Pianola Music (2013 [2015], SFS) B+(**) 

Justin Adams:

  • Soul Science (2007 [2008], World Village) B+(**) 
  • /Juldeh Camara: Tell No Lies (2008-09 [2009], Real World) B+(**) 

Kris Adams: Longing (2012-13 [2014], Jazzbird) B 

Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (1972 [2022], Reel to Real, 2CD) B+(***) 

Ryan Adams:

  • Easy Tiger (2007, Lost Highway) C+ 
  • Ashes & Fire (2011, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • Ryan Adams (2014, Blue Note) B 
  • Prisoner (2017, Blue Note) B+(*) 

Andy Adamson: A Cry for Peace (2015 [2016], Andros) B+(*) 

Jason Adasiewicz: From the Region (2013 [2014], Delmark) B+(***) 

Add-2: Jim Crow: The Musical (2019, Add-2 Productions) A− 

Cannonball Adderley:

  • /Bill Evans: Know What I Mean? (1961 [2011], Riverside/OJC) A− 
  • Swingin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1967 (1966-67 [2019], Reel to Reel) B+(***) 

King Sunny Ade: Bábá Mo Túndé (2009-10 [2010], Indigedisc, 2CD) A− 

Adebisi Shank: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank (2011, Sargent House) B 

Adeem the Artist: Cast Iron Pansexual (2021, self-released) A− 

Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979 [2018], Odion Livingstone) B+(**) 

Adele:

  • 21 (2010 [2011], XL) B− 
  • 25 (2015, XL) B 
  • 30 (2021, Columbia) B− 

Adia Victoria:

  • Beyond the Bloodhounds (2016, Canvasback/Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • A Southern Gothic (2021, Atlantic) B+(**) 

Charlotte Adigéry:

  • Zandoli (2019, Deewee, EP) B+(**) 
  • /Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (2022, Deewee/Because Music) A− 

Ben Adkins: Salmagundi (2016, Ben Adkins Music) B+(**) 

Trace Adkins: Proud to Be Here (2011, Show Dog Universal) B 

Antonio Adolfo:

  • Tropical Infinito (2016, AAM) B+(***) 
  • Hybrido: From Rio to Wayne Shorter (2016 [2017], AAM) B 

Adulkt Life: Book of Curses (2020, What's Your Rupture?) B+(***) 

Adult.: The Way Things Fall (2013, Ghostly International) A− 

Adult Books: Running From the Blows (2016, Lolipop) B+(*) 

Adult Mom: Driver (2020 [2021], Epitaph) B+(**) 

Stefan Aeby:

  • To the Light (2015 [2016], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • The London Concert (2017 [2018], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • Piano Solo (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(*) 

Aeon Station: Observatory (2021, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

Aerosmith:

  • Aerosmith's Greatest Hits (1972-79 [1980], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Pump (1989, Geffen) B− 

Aesop Rock:

  • None Shall Pass (2007, Definitive Jux) B 
  • Skelethon (2012, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • /Homeboy Sandman: Lice (2015, Stones Throw, EP) A− 
  • The Impossible Kid (2016, Rhymesayers) A− 
  • /Homebody Sandman: Lice Two: Still Buggin' (2016, Stones Throw, EP) B+(***) 
  • /Homeboy Sandman: Triple Fat Lice (2017, Stones Throw, EP) B+(***) 
  • /Tobacco: Malibu Ken (2019, Rhymesayers) B+(***) 
  • Spirit World Field Guide (2020, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(***) 
  • /Blockhead: Garbology (2021, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 

Jaime Affoumado/Alex Blake/Arturo O'Farrill/Bill Ware: The Puppeteers (2013 [2014], Puppet's) B+(**) 

Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast (2014, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

AFI: Burials (2013, Republic) B− 

Africaine 808: Basar (2016, Golf Channel) B+(***) 

African Express: African Express Presents . . . Terry Riley's In C Mali (2014, Transgressive) B+(***) 

African Head Charge:

  • Return of the Crocodile (1981-85 [2016], On-U Sound) B+(**) 
  • Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi (1991-94 [2020], On-U Sound) B+(**) 

Teno Afrika:

  • Amapiano Selections (2019-20 [2021], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 
  • Where You Are (2022, Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

África Negra: Antologia Vol. 1 (1981-95 [2022], Bongo Joe) A− 

Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways (2011, Deepblak) B+(**) 

Africans With Mainframes:

  • Commission Number 3 (2015, Bio Rhythm, EP) B+(*) 
  • K.M.T. (2016, Soul Jazz) A− 

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra: Pulsion (2014, Ubiquity) B+(***) 

Afro-Blue Persuasion:

  • Live at Haight Levels: Volume One (1967 [2019], Tramp) B+(**) 
  • Live at Haight Levels: Volume Two (1967 [2019], Tramp) B+(**) 

Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (2021, New Amsterdam) B+(*) 

Against All Logic:

  • 2012-2017 (2018, Other People) B+(***) 
  • 2017-2019 (2017-19 [2020], Other People) B+(***) 

Against Me!:

  • New Wave (2007, Warner Brothers) B+(**) 
  • White Crosses (2010, Sire) B− 
  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014, Total Treble) B+(**) 

Areni Agbabian: Bloom (2016 [2019], ECM) B 

AgesandAges: Alright You Restless (2011, Knitting Factory Works) B+(**) 

Sophie Agnel:

  • /Daunik Lazro: Marguerite D'Or Pâle (2016, Fou) B+(**) 
  • /John Edwards/Steve Noble: Aqisseq (2016 [2018], ONJazz) B+(**) 

Raul Agraz: Between Brothers (2013-15 [2016], OA2) B 

Aguankö:

  • Invisible (2015, Aguankö Music) B+(**) 

Aguankó:

  • Latin Jazz Christmas in Havana (2016, Aguankó) B 
  • Pattern Recognition (2018, Aguankó) B+(**) 

Brother Ah:

  • /Sound Awareness: Move Ever Onward (1975 [2016], Manufactured) B− 
  • /Sounds of Awareness: Key to Nowhere (1983 [2016], Manufactured) B+(*) 

Vincent Ahehehinnou: Best Woman (1978 [2017], Analog Africa) B+(**) 

Ahilea: Cafe Svetlana (2009, Essay) B+(***) 

Ahleuchatistas: Of the Body Prone (2009, Tzadik) B 

[Ahmed]: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (2019 [2021], Astral Spirits) A− 

Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band: Éthiopiques, Vol. 26: 1972-74 (1972-74 [2010], Buda Musique) B+(***) 

Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye (2020, Mongrel) B+(*) 

Sharhabil Ahmed: The King of Sudanese Jazz ([2020], Habibi Funk) A− 

Yazz Ahmed:

  • La Saboteuse (2017, Naim) B+(**) 
  • Polyhymnia (2016-19 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(**) 

Kyle Aho: Rituals (2021 [2022], OA2) B 

Jhené Aiko:

  • Sail Out (2013, Def Jam, EP) B+(**) 
  • Souled Out (2014, Def Jam) B+(*) 
  • Chilombo (2020, Def Jam) B+(*) 

Cyrille Aimée:

  • Cyrille Aimée and the Surreal Band (2008 [2015], Harmonic Reaction) B+(*) 
  • It's a Good Day (2014, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 
  • Let's Get Lost (2016, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 
  • Live (2018, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 
  • Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (2019, Mack Avenue) B 

Ainon: Drought (2020, We Jazz) B+(**) 

Laura Ainsworth: New Vintage (2017, Eclectus) B+(**) 

Air [jazz]:

  • Air Song (1975 [2009], Why Not) B+(***) 
  • Live Air (1976-77 [1980], Black Saint) B+(*) 
  • Open Air Suit (1978, Novus) B+(**) 
  • Montreux Suisse Air: Live at Montreux 1978 (1978, Arista Novus) B+(*) 
  • Air Mail (1980 [1981], Black Saint) B+(**) 

Air [electronica]:

  • Pocket Symphony (2007, Astralwerks) B+(*) 
  • Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (2012, Astralwerks) A− 

Air Craft: Divergent Path (2021, Craftedair/Blujazz) B 

Aitch: Close to Home (2022, Capitol) B+(*) 

Tohru Aizawa: Tachibana Vol. 1 (1975 [2018], BBE) A− 

Jason Ajemian:

  • /Tony Malaby/Rob Mazurek/Chad Taylor: A Way a Land of Life (2006 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(***) 
  • Folklords (2012 [2014], Delmark) A− 

Nancy Ajram: Nancy 8 (2014, In2musica) A− 

Poppy Ajudha: The Power in Us (2022, Virgin) B+(*) 

Akala: Doublethink (2010, Illa State) B+(***) 

David Ake: Humanities (2017 [2018], Posi-Tone) B+(***) 

Akiko Hamilton Dechter: Equal Time (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(*) 

Ambrose Akinmusire:

  • When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2010 [2011], Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint (2014, Blue Note) B− 
  • A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (2017, Blue Note, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Origami Harvest (2018, Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (2020, Blue Note) B+(**) 

André Akinyele: Uniglo Boy (2020, Orange River) B+(**) 

Tetuzi Akiyama/Nicolas Field/Gregor Vidic: Interpersonal Subjectivities (2017 [2019], Astral Spirits) A− 

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band: Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1976, RCA) B+(***) 

Akmee: Neptun (2016 [2017], Nakama) B+(***) 

Akron/Family: Love Is Simple (2007, Young God) B 

Akrobatik: Absolute Value (2008, Fat Beats) B+(*) 

Aksak Maboul: Figures (2020, Crammed Discs) B+(**) 

Rashied Al Akbar/Muhammad Ali/Earl Cross/Idris Ackamoor: Ascent of the Nether Creatures (1980 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Al Bilali Soudan:

  • Al Bilali Soudan (2012, Clermont Music) B+(**) 
  • Tombouctou (2020, Clermont Music) A− 

Fatima Al Qadiri:

  • Asiatisch (2014, Hyperdub) B+(**) 
  • Shaneera (2017, Hyperdub, EP) B 
  • Medieval Femme (2021, Hyperdub) B− 

Alabama Shakes:

  • Alabama Shakes (2011, Rough Trade, EP) B+(*) 
  • Boys & Girls (2012, ATO) B+(**) 
  • Sound & Color (2015, ATO) B+(*) 

Yemi Alade: King of Queens (2014, Effyzzie Music Group) B+(**) 

Lauren Alaina: Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (2021, Mercury Nashville) B− 

Juan Álamo & Marimjazzia: Ruta Panoramica (2016 [2019], Summit) B+(**) 

Alaska Thunderfuck: Anus (2015, Sidecar) A− 

Bob Albanese: Time Remembered (2012 [2015], Mayimba) B+(*) 

Albare:

  • Only Human (2014 [2015], Alfi) B+(**) 
  • Albare Plays Jobim (2019, Alfi) B+(**) 
  • Albare Plays Jobim Vol. 2 (2020 [2021], Alfi) B+(*) 

Albatre: The Fall of the Damned (2018, Shhpuma) B 

Carol Albert:

  • Fly Away Butterfly (2017, Cahara) B+(**) 
  • Stronger Now (2019 [2020], Cahara) B− 

Erlend Olderskog Albertsen: Rødssal Neen Glassdør (2018, Dugnad Rec) B+(***) 

Alchemy Sound Project:

  • Further Explorations (2014 [2016], ARC) B+(*) 
  • Adventures in Time and Space (2016 [2018], ARC) B+(***) 
  • Afrika Love (2018 [2021], ARC) B+(**) 

Susan Alcorn:

  • Pedernal (2019 [2020], Relative Pitch) B+(**) 
  • /Leila Bordreuil/Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire (2018 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*) 

Alder Ego: III (2021, We Jazz) B+(**) 

Mats Åleklint/Per-Åke Holmlander/Paal Nilssen-Love: Fish & Steel (2018 [2019], PNL) B+(***) 

Algiers:

  • Algiers (2015, Matador) B 
  • The Underside of Power (2017, Matador) B− 

Damon Albarn:

  • Dr Dee (2012, Virgin) C+ 
  • Everyday Robots (2014, Parlophone) B+(*) 
  • The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (2021, Transgressive) B+(*) 

Alessio Alberghini/Garrison Fewell: Inverso (2014 [2015], Floating Forest) B+(**) 

The Alchemist:

  • Chemical Warfare (2009, Koch) B+(**) 
  • Russian Roulette (2012, Decon) B 
  • /Oh No: Welcome to Los Santos (2015, Mass Appeal) B+(*) 

Melissa Aldana:

  • Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio (2014, Concord Jazz) B+(*) 
  • Back Home (2015 [2016], Wommusic) B+(***) 
  • Visions (2019, Motéma) B+(**) 
  • 12 Stars (2021 [2022], Blue Note) B+(***) 

Jason Aldean:

  • My Kinda Party (2010, Broken Bow) B− 
  • Night Train (2012, Broken Bow) C+ 

Howard Alden: I Remember Django (2010, Arbors) B+(*) 

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet:

  • Ciudad de Los Reyes (2012 [2013], Saponegro) B+(***) 
  • 10 (2015, Zoho) B+(***) 
  • Diablo en Brooklyn (2017, Saponegro) A− 
  • Social Distancing (2020 [2021], Saponegro) B+(**) 

Ralph Alessi:

  • /Fred Hersch: Only Many (2011-12 [2013], CAM Jazz) B 
  • Quiver (2014 [2016], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Imaginary Friends (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*) 

Thana Alexa: Ona (2020, self-released) B+(**) 

Ariel Alexander/Jon Bremen: Street Cries (2013 [2014], self-released, EP) B+(*) 

Arthur Alexander: Rainbow Road: The Warner Bros. Recordings (1972 [1994], Warner Archives) B+(*) 

Dee Alexander:

  • Wondrous Fascination (2006-07 [2007], no label) C− 
  • Songs My Mother Loves (2014, Blujazz) B+(**) 

Eric Alexander:

  • Song of No Regrets (2017, High Note) B+(**) 
  • Eric Alexander With Strings (2019, High Note) B+(*) 

Jessi Alexander: Decatur County Red (2020, Lost Creek Music) B+(*) 

Joey Alexander:

  • My Favorite Things (2014 [2015], Motéma) B+(**) 
  • Countdown (2016, Motéma) B+(*) 
  • Joey. Monk. Live! (2017, Motéma) B 
  • Eclipse (2017 [2018], Motéma) B+(**) 
  • Origin (2022, Mack Avenue) B+(***) 

Jovan Alexandre: Collective Consciousness (2014 [2015], Xippi) B+(**) 

Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (2021, Anti-) B+(*) 

Alfjors: Demons 1 (2015 [2017], Shhpuma, EP) B+(**) 

Rahim AlHaj: Little Earth (2010, Ur Music, 2CD) B+(*) 

Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet: To Those Who Walked Before Us (2018, Jazz Och Solidaritet) B+(**) 

Hasaan Ibn Ali:

  • Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings (1962-65 [2021], Omnivore, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965 [2021], Omnivore) A− 

Rashied Ali: First Time Out: Live at Slugs 1967 (1967 [2020], Survival) B+(*) 

Wali Ali: To Be (2016-17 [2017], Mendicant) B+(**) 

Alias: Fever Dream (2011, Anticon) B+(**) 

Alice Phoebe Lou:

  • Glow (2021, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Child's Play (2021, self-released) B+(*) 

Don Aliquo/Michael Jefry Stevens: Live at Hinton Hall: The Innocence of Spring (2019, self-released) B+(**) 

All Included: Satan in Plain Clothes (2014 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Gary Allan:

  • Get Off on the Pain (2010, MCA Nashville) B− 
  • Set You Free (2013, MCA Nashville) B+(*) 
  • Ruthless (2021, EMI Nashville) B+(*) 

Mike Allemana: Vonology (2018-21 [2022], Ears & Eyes) B+(*) 

Lina Allemano:

  • 's Ohrenschmaus: Rats and Mice (2019 [2020], Lumo) B+(***) 
  • Glimmer Glammer (2019 [2020], Lumo) B+(*) 
  • Vegetables (2020 [2021], Lumo) B+(**) 

Aimée Allen: Matter of Time (2013-14 [2015], Azuline) B+(**) 

Brandon Allen:

  • The Gene Ammons Project (2016, RT Jazz) B+(**) 
  • The Stanley Turrentine Project (2022, Ubuntu Music) B+(**) 

Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (2022, BFD) B 

Eddie Allen:

  • Jazzy Brass for the Holidays (2009, DBCD) B− 
  • Push (2013 [2014], Edjallen Music) B+(**) 

Geri Allen:

  • Flying Toward the Sound (2008 [2010], Motéma Music) B+(*) 
  • Timeline: Live (2009 [2010], Motéma Music) B+(**) 

Harry Allen:

  • /Keith Ingham: The Intimacy of the Blues: A Celebration of Billy Strayhorn's Music, Volume Two (1993 [1994], Progressive) B+(***) 
  • /Keith Ingham: Are You Having Any Fun? A Celebration of the Music of Sammy Fain (1994, Audiophile) B+(**) 
  • Tenors Anyone? (1996 [1997], BMG Novus) A− 
  • Here's to Zoot (1997, BMG Novus) B+(***) 
  • /Randy Sandke: Turnstile: Music of the Trumpet Kings (1997 [2007], Nagel Heyer) B 
  • Day Dream (1998, BMG Novus) A− 
  • When I Grow Too Old to Dream (1999 [2000], BMG Novus) B+(***) 
  • Once Upon a Summertime (1999, BMG Novus) B+(***) 
  • Cole Porter Songbook (2001, BMG Novus) B+(***) 
  • Dreamer (2001, BMG Novus) B 
  • Love Songs Only! (1993-2001 [2013], Nagel Heyer) B 
  • I Can See Forever (2002, BMG Novus) B+(*) 
  • I Love Mancini (2002, BMG Novus) B 
  • The Harry Allen Quartet (2003, self-released) A− 
  • /Joe Cohn: The Harry Allen & Joe Cohn Quartet (2005, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Plays Music From the Sound of Music (2011, Arbors) B+(***) 
  • /Rossano Sportiello: Conversations: The Johnny Burke Songbook (2011, GAC) A− 
  • /Rossano Sportiello/Joel Forbes: I Walk With Music: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook (2013, GAC) B+(**) 
  • For George, Cole and Duke (2015, Blue Heron) B+(***) 
  • Flying Over Rio (2015, Arbors) A− 
  • Something About Jobim (2015, Stunt) B+(***) 
  • London Date (2015 [2016], Trio) B+(***) 
  • /All Star New York Saxophone Band: The Candy Men (2016, Arbors) B+(*) 
  • /Mike Renzi: Rhode Island Is Famous for You (2019, GAC) B+(***) 
  • The Bloody Happy Song (2020, GAC) B+(**) 
  • /Mike Karn: Milo's Illinois (2021, GAC) B+(**) 
  • My Reverie by Special Request (2022, TYR1102) B+(**) 
  • /Dave Blenkhorn: Play the Music of Phil Morrison (2022, GMAC) B+(*) 

JD Allen:

  • In Search of J.D. Allen (1998 [1999]. Red) B+(***) 
  • Pharoah's Children (2001 [2002], Criss Cross) B+(**) 
  • Graffiti (2015, Savant) A− 
  • Americana: Musings on Jazz and Blues (2016, Savant) A− 
  • Radio Flyer (2017, Savant) B+(***) 
  • Love Stone (2018, Savant) B+(**) 
  • Barracoon (2019, Savant) A− 
  • Toys/Die Dreaming (2020, Savant) A− 
  • Queen City (2020 [2021], Savant) B+(*) 
  • Americana Vol. 2 (2022, Savant) B+(**) 

Kris Allen: Beloved (2015 [2016], Truth Revolution) B+(**) 

Lillian Allen: Revolutionary Tea Party (1986, Redwood) A− 

Lily Allen:

  • Sheezus (2014, Warner Brothers/Regal) A 
  • No Shame (2018, Parlophone) A− 

Lolly Allen: Coming Home (2016 [2019], OA2) B+(*) 

Terry Allen:

  • + Panhandle Mystery Band: Pedal Steel + Four Corners (1985-93 [2019], Paradise of Bachelors, 3CD) B+(*) 
  • Bottom of the World (2013, Tia) B+(**) 
  • & the Panhandle Mystery Band: Just Like Moby Dick (2020, Paradise of Bachelors) B+(***) 

Tony Allen:

  • /Afrika 70: No Accomodation for Lagos (1979, Polydor) B+(**) 
  • /Afrika 70: No Accomodation for Lagos/No Discrimination (1979 [2002], Evolver) B+(**) 
  • /Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (2010 [2020], World Circuit) A− 
  • Film of Life (2014, Jazz Village) B+(**) 
  • A Tribute to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (2017, Blue Note, EP) B+(**) 
  • The Source (2017, Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • There Is No End (2020 [2021], Blue Note) B+(**) 

The Allergies: Promised Land (2021, Jalapeno) B+(***) 

Ellen Allien: LISm (2011-12 [2013], Bpitch Control) B+(***) 

Amy Allison:

  • No Frills Friend (2003, Diesel Only) A− 
  • Everything and Nothing Too (2006, Cheater's World) B+(***) 
  • Sheffield Streets (2009, Urban Myth) A− 

Ben Allison:

  • Action-Refraction (2011, Palmetto) B+(***) 
  • The Stars Look Very Different Today (2013, Sonic Camera) B+(*) 
  • Layers of the City (2017, Sonic Camera) B+(**) 
  • /Steve Cardenas/Ted Nash: Quiet Revolution (2015 [2018], Sonic Camera) B+(***) 
  • Moments Inside (2021, Sonic Camera) B+(*) 

Mose Allison:

  • I'm Not Talkin': The Soul Stylings of Mose Allison 1957-1971 (1957-71 [2016], BGP) B+(***) 
  • American Legend: Live in California (2006 [2015], Ibis) B+(*) 

Gregg Allman:

  • One More Try: An Anthology (1973-88 [1997], Capricorn/Chronicles, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Low Country Blues (2011, Rounder) B+(*) 
  • Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA (2014 [2015], Rounder) B+(***) 

Allman Brothers Band:

  • Live at Fillmore East (1971, Capricorn) B 
  • The Final Note: Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD 10-17-71 (1971 [2020], Allman Brothers) B− 
  • The Best of the Allman Brothers Band -- Live [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1971 [2007], Mercury/Chronicles) B+(***) 
  • The Road Goes On Forever: A Collection of Their Greatest Recordings (1969-73 [1975], Capricorn) B+(***) 
  • The Best of the Allman Brothers Band [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1969-79 [2000], Polydor) B+(***) 
  • One Way Out: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003 [2004], Sanctuary/Peach, 2CD) B+(***) 

Allo Darlin':

  • Allo Darlin' (2010, Fortuna Pop) B+(***) 
  • Europe (2012, Slumberland) A− 
  • We Came From the Same Place (2014, Slumberland) A− 

Karrin Allyson:

  • Imagina: Songs of Brasil (2007 [2008], Concord Jazz) B− 
  • Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein (2015, Motéma) B 
  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Centennial Tribute to Women's Suffrage (2019, EOne Music) B+(***) 

Alma: Have U Seen Her? (2020, PME) B+(**) 

Fabian Almazan:

  • Alcanza (2017, Biophilia) B− 
  • This Land Abounds With Life (2018 [2019], Biophilia) B+(*) 

Gonçalo Almeida:

  • /Martin van Duynhoven/Tobias Klein: Vibrate in Sympathy (2015, Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco: The Attic (2015 [2017], NoBusiness) A− 
  • /Martin van Duynhoven/Tobias Klein: Live at the Bimhuis (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Livio Almeida: Action and Reaction (2014 [2016], self-released) B+(*) 

Alostmen: Kologo (2020 [2021], Strut) A− 

Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (2022, Henri Elkan) B+(**) 

Herb Alpert: /Lani Hall: Live: Anything Goes (2009, Concord) B 

Otim Alpha: Gulu City Anthems (2004-15 [2017], Nyege Nyege) B 

Alsarah Débruit: Aljawal (2013, Soundway) B 

Altin Gün:

  • Gece (2019, ATO) B+(**) 
  • Yol (2021, ATO) B+(**) 

Alt-J:

  • An Awesome Wave (2012, Infectious) B+(*) 
  • This Is All Yours (2014, Canvasback/Atlantic) B 
  • The Dream (2022, Infectious Music) B 

Barry Altschul:

  • Irina (1983, Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • For Stu (1979 [1981], Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • That's Nice (1985 [1986], Soul Note) B+(*) 
  • /3Dom Factor: Tales of the Unforeseen (2014 [2015], TUM) A− 
  • /3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow (2016 [2017], Not Two) A− 
  • 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (2021, Not Two) A− 

Aluna: Renaissance (2020, Mad Decent) A− 

AlunaGeorge: Body Music (2013, Island) B+(*) 

Béatrice Alunni/Marc Peillon: Dance With Me (2014 [2015], ITI) B+(*) 

Remi Álvarez/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: First Duet Live (2010 [2012], JaZt Tapes) B+(*) 

Pedro Melo Alves:

  • /Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina (2020 [2021], Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • In Igma (2019 [2020], Clean Feed) B− 

Dave Alvin:

  • Blue Blvd. (1991, Hightone) B+(***) 
  • Live From Austin TX (1999 [2007], New West) B+(**) 
  • Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women (2008 [2009], Yep Roc) B+(**) 
  • Eleven Eleven (2011, Yep Roc) A− 
  • /Phil Alvin: Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014, Yep Roc) A− 
  • /Phil Alvin: Lost Time (2015, Yep Roc) B+(*) 
  • /Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Downey to Lubbock (2018, Yep Roc) A− 
  • From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings ([2020], New West) B+(***) 

Alvvays:

  • Alvvays (2014, Polyvinyl) B+(*) 
  • Antisocialites (2017, Polyvinyl) B+(**) 

Amaarae: The Angels You Don't Know (2020, Golden Child Entertainment) A− 

Rodrigo Amado:

  • /Carlos Zíngaro/Ken Filiano: The Space Between (2002 [2003], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Wire Quartet (2011 [2014], Clean Feed) A− 
  • /Peter Evans: The Freedom Principle (2013 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Peter Evans: Live in Lisbon (2013 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • This Is Our Language (2012 [2015], Not Two) A− 
  • Desire & Freedom (2016, Not Two) A− 
  • A History of Nothing (2017 [2018], Trost) A− 
  • /Gonçalo Almeida/Onno Govaert [The Attic]: Summer Bummer (2018 [2019], NoBusiness) A− 
  • /Chris Corsano: No Place to Fall (2014 [2019], Astral Spirits) A−  
  • /Dirk Serries: Jazzblazzt (2018 [2019], Raw Tonk) B+(**)  Let the Free Be Men (2017 [2021], Trost) A− 
  • /Alexander von Schlippenbach: The Field (2019 [2021], NoBusiness) A− 
  • Northern Liberties: We Are Electric (2017 [2021], Not Two) A− 

Amadou & Mariam:

  • Je Pense À Toi: The Best of Amadou & Mariam (1998-2002 [2005], Circular Moves/Universal Music Jazz) B+(***) 
  • Remixes (2011, Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • Folila (2012, Nonesuch) A− 

Amanar: Tumastin (2015 [2016], Sahel Sounds) B+(*) 

Gabriel Amargant: And Now for Something Completely Different (2014 [2015], Fresh Sound New Talent) A− 

Oren Ambarchi:

  • Audience of One (2012, Touch) B+(***) 
  • Sagittarian Domain (2012, Editions Mego) B+(***) 
  • /Robin Fox: Connected (2012, Kranky) B+(*) 
  • Quixotism (2014, Editions Mego) B+(**) 
  • Hubris (2016, Editions Mego) A− 
  • /Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin: Ghosted (2018 [2022], Drag City) A− 

Ambiance: Into a New Journey (1982 [2020], BBE) B+(**) 

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley:

  • Simigwa (1975 [2018], Mr. Bongo) B+(***) 
  • 11th Street, Sekondi (2019, Agogo) B+(**) 

Franco Ambrosetti:

  • Long Waves (2019, Unit) B+(***) 
  • Lost Within You (2020 [2021], Unit) B+(**) 

Marsha Ambrosius:

  • Late Nights & Early Mornings (2011, J) B− 
  • Fvck & Love (2014, self-released, EP) B+(*) 

Roxana Amed:

  • Ontology (2021, Sony Music Latin) B 
  • Unánime (2022, Sony Music Latin) B+(***) 

Robby Ameen: Diluvio (2019 [2020], Origin) B+(*) 

Amen Dunes: Freedom (2018, Sacred Bones) B+(*) 

Scott Amendola: Fade to Orange (2014 [2015], Sazi) B+(*) 

Amendola vs. Blades: Greatest Hits (2015 [2016], Sazi) B+(**) 

American Aquarium:

  • Things Change (2018, New West) B+(***) 
  • Lamentations (2020, New West) B+(**) 

American Wrestlers: American Wrestlers (2014 [2015], Fat Possum) B 

Aminé:

  • Limbo (2020, Republic) A− 
  • TwoPointFive (2021, Republic/CLBN) B+(***) 

Sebastien Ammann:

  • Color Wheel (2016 [2017], Skirl) A− 
  • Resilience (2018 [2020], Skirl) B+(**) 

Ammar 808: Global Control/Invisible Invasion (2019 [2020], Glitterbeat) B+(**) 

Albert Ammons:

  • Boogie Woogie Stomp (1938-39 [1998], Delmark) B+(***) 
  • /Meade Lux Lewis: The First Day (1939 [1992], Blue Note) B+(***) 

Gene Ammons:

  • The Happy Blues (1956 [1991], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Jammin' With Gene (1956 [1986], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Funky (1957 [1986], Prestige/OJC) B+(*) 
  • The Big Sound (1958 [1991], Prestige/OJC) B+(*) 
  • Groove Blues (1958 [1992], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • /Sonny Stitt: Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961 (1961 [1992], Verve) B+(***) 
  • The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug (1961-62 [1992], Prestige) B+(**) 
  • /Sonny Stitt: Boss Tenors in Orbit! (1962 [2002], Verve) A− 
  • Angel Eyes (1960-62 [1998], Prestige/OJC) B+(**)  The Boss Is Back! (1969 [1993], Prestige) B+(**) 
  • /Dexter Gordon: The Chase! (1970 [1996], Prestige) A− 
  • Gentle Jug Volume 2 (1960-71 [1995], Prestige) B+(***) 

Lila Ammons: Genealogy (2019 [2020], Lila Ammons Music) B+(**) 

Amnesia Scanner: Another Life (2018, Pan) B+(*) 

Chino Amobi: Paradiso (2017, Non) B 

Amon Düül II: Phallus Dei (1969 [2006], Inside Out/Revisited) B+(***) 

Amok Amor: We Know Not What We Do (2016 [2017], Intakt) A− 

Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (1991, Atlantic) B 

AMP Trio: Three (2016 [2017], self-released) B 

Amu: Weave (2018, Libra, CD+DVD) B+(*) 

Franck Amsallem: Gotham Goodbye (2018 [2019], Jazz & People) B+(***) 

Curtis Amy:

  • /Paul Bryant: The Blues Message (1960, Pacific Jazz) B+(***) 
  • /Paul Bryant: Meetin' Here (1961, Pacific Jazz) B+(**) 
  • /Paul Bryant: Meetin' Here (1961-62 [2013], Fresh Sound) B+(**) 
  • /Frank Butler: Groovin' Blue (1961, Pacific Jazz) B+(**) 
  • Way Down (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(**) 
  • Tippin' On Through (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(*) 
  • Groovin' Blue/Way Down/Tippin' On Through (1961-62 [2013], Fresh Sound, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Peace for Love (1994, Fresh Sound) B+(***) 

Amyl and the Sniffers:

  • Amyl and the Sniffers (2019, ATO) A− 
  • Comfort to Me (2021, Rough Trade) A− 

An Horse:

  • Rearrange Beds (2009, Mom & Pop) A− 
  • Walls (2011, Mom & Pop) B+(***) 

Anáhuac:

  • Y_y (2017 [2018], Astral Spirits) B 
  • Ascua (2018 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(*) 

Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (2016-19 [2022], Disciples) B+(*) 

The Anchoress: The Art of Losing (2021, Kscope) B+(***) 

Ancient Methods: Turn Ice Realities Into Fire Dreams (2015, Hands, EP) B+(*) 

. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Tao of the Dead (2011, Superball Music) B 

Arild Andersen:

  • /Tommy Smith/Paolo Vinaccia: Mira (2012 [2014], ECM) B+(***) 
  • In-House Science (2016 [2018], ECM) A− 

Jakob Anderskov: Mysteries (2017 [2018], ILK) B+(**) 

Cat Anderson:

  • Cat's in the Alley (1958-59 [2011], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 
  • Cat Speaks [The Defnitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1977 [2003], Black & Blue) B+(***) 
  • Plays WC Handy [The Defnitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1978 [1997], Black & Blue) A− 

Chad Anderson: Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1: Where You Been (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(***) 

Chris Anderson: Inverted Image/My Romance (1960-61 [2012], Fresh Sound) A− 

Dave Anderson:

  • Blue Innuendo (2015 [2016], Label 1) B+(*) 
  • Melting Pot (2018, Label1) B+(*) 

Fred Anderson:

  • Dark Day + Live in Verona (1979 [2001], Atavistic Unheard Music Series, 2CD) A− 
  • The Milwaukee Tapes Vol. 1 (1980 [2000], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***) 
  • Live Volume V (1994 [2019], FPE) B+(***) 
  • On the Run: Live at the Velvet Lounge (2000 [2001], Delmark) B+(***) 
  • Staying in the Game (2008 [2009], Engine) B+(**) 

Jay Anderson: Deepscape (2018 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(**) 

John Anderson:

  • Easy Money (2007, Warner Bros.) B+(*) 
  • Bigger Hands (2009, Country Crossing) A− 
  • Years (2020, Easy Eye Sound) B+(**) 

Laurie Anderson:

  • Homeland (2010, Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • Heart of a Dog (2015, Nonesuch) A− 
  • /Kronos Quartet: Landfall (2018, Nonesuch) A− 
  • /Tenzin Choegyal/Jesse Paris Smith: Songs From the Bardo (2019, Smithsonian Folkways) B+(***) 

Ray Anderson:

  • /Han Bennink/Christy Doran: A B D (1994-95 [2011], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /Mark Helias/Gerry Hemingway: Oahspe (1978 [1979], Auricle) B+(***) 
  • Where Home Is (1998 [1999], Enja) A− 
  • Love Notes (2009 [2011], Raybone) B+(*) 
  • /Han Bennink/Frank Möbus/Ernst Glerum/Paul Van Kemenade: Who Is in Charge? (2010 [2011], Kemo) B+(***) 
  • Sweet Chicago Suite (2010 [2012], Intuition) B+(***) 
  • Being the Point (2015, Intuition) A− 
  • /Han Bennink/Ernst Glerum/Paul Van Kemenade: Checking Out (2016, Kemo) B+(***) 

Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now (2018 [2019], Intakt) B− 

Stephen Anderson/360° Jazz Initiative: Distracted Society (2015, Summit) B+(**) 

Thomas Anderson:

  • The Moon in Transit (Four-Track Demos, 1996-2009) (1996-2009 [2012], Out There) A− 
  • On Becoming Human: Four-Track Love Songs (2013, Out There) A− 
  • Heaven (2016, Out There) B+(***) 
  • My Songs Are the House I Live In (2017, Out There) A− 
  • Analog Summer (Four-Tracks and Then Some) (2020, Out There) B+(**) 
  • Ladies and Germs (2021, Out There) A− 

Anderson .Paak:

  • Venice (2014, OBE/Steel Wool) B+(**) 
  • Malibu (2016, OBE/Steel Wool/ArtClub/Empire) A− 
  • Oxnard (2018, Aftermath/12 Tone Music) A− 
  • Ventura (2019, Aftermath/12 Tone Music) B+(***) 

Brian Andres:

  • & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That (2015 [2016], Bacalao) B+(*) 
  • Trio Latino: Mayan Suite (2019 [2020], Bacalao) B+(*) 

Ingrid Andress: Good Person (2022, Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) B+(*) 

Courtney Marie Andrews:

  • Honest Life (2016, Mama Bird) B+(*) 
  • May Your Kindness Remain (2018, Fat Possum/Mama Bird) B+(*) 
  • Old Flowers (2020, Fat Possum) B+(*) 

Android Trio: Other Worlds (2021, Cuneiform) C+ 

Bob Andy:

  • Bob Andy's Songbook (1966-68 [1970], Studio One) A− 
  • Retrospective (1970-75 [1986], Heartbeat) B 

Horace Andy:

  • Skylarking (1972, Studio One) B+(**) 
  • In the Light (1977, Hungry Town) B+(***) 
  • Midnight Rocker (2022, On-U Sound) B+(*) 

Anemone: A Wing Dissolved in Light (2013 [2017], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Dennis Angel: On Track (2014 [2015], Timeless Grooves) B− 

Rebecca Angel:

  • Santa Baby (2019, Timeless Grooves, 1) B+(***) 
  • Just the Two of Us (2021, Timeless Grooves) B+(*) 

Angel-Ho:

  • Death Becomes Her (2019, Hyperdub) B+(*) 
  • Alla Prima (2020, Hyperdub, EP) B 

Gretje Angell: In Any Key (2018 [2019], Grevlinto) B+(**) 

Miguel Ângelo: Dança Dos Desastrados (2021, self-released) B+(**) 

Angles: A Muted Reality (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Angles 3: Parede (2016 [2018], Clean Feed) A− 

Angles 9:

  • Injuries (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Disappeared Behind the Sun (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) A−  
  • Beyond Us (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Paolo Angeli/Robert Burke/Mirko Guerrini/Jordan Murray/Stephen Magnusson/Stefano Tamborrino: Sardinian Liturgy (2015 [2016], Jazzhead) B+(*) 

Angry Angles: Angry Angles (2005 [2016], Goner) B+(**) 

Anguish: Anguish (2018, RareNoise) B+(**) 

Jason Anick:

  • Tipping Point (2013 [2014], Magic Fiddle Music) B+(*) 
  • /Jason Yeager: United (2016 [2017], Inner Circle Music) B+(**) 

Anika:

  • Anika (2010, Stones Throw) B+(**) 
  • Change (2021, Sacred Bones) B+(**) 

Animal Collective:

  • Sung Tongs (2004, Fat Cat) C+ 
  • Feels (2005, Fat Cat) B+(*) 
  • Strawberry Jam (2007, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Centipede Hz (2012, Domino) B− 
  • Painting With (2016, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Time Skiffs (2022, Sub Pop) B 

Animation: Machine Language (2014 [2015], Rare Noise) B 

Anitta: Versions of Me (2022, Warner) B+(***) 

Brittany Anjou: Enamigo Reciprokataj (2015-16 [2019], Origin) B+(**) 

Lotte Anker:

  • /Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Triptych (2003 [2005], Leo) B+(***) 
  • /Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Live at the Loft (2005 [2009], ILK Music) B+(***) 
  • /Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori: Alien Huddle (2006 [2009], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • /Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Floating Islands (2008 [2009], ILK Music) A− 
  • /Fred Frith: Edge of the Light (2010 [2015], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • What River Is This (2012 [2014], ILK Music) B+(*) 
  • /Jakob Riis: Squid Police (2014, Konvoj) B+(*) 
  • /Pat Thomas/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Ståle Liavik Solberg: His Flight's at Ten (2016 [2018], Iluso) B+(**) 

Alhousseini Anivolla: Anewal/The Walking Man (2012, Riverboat) B+(**) 

Michaela Anne: Desert Dove (2019, Yep Roc) B+(*) 

Annie:

  • Don't Stop (2009, Smalltown Supersound) B+(**) 
  • Dark Hearts (2020, Annie Melody) B+(**) 

Annie Girl and the Flight: Bodies (2015, United for Opportunity, EP) B+(**) 

The Ano Nobo Quartet: The Strings of São Domingos (2021 [2022], Ostinato) B+(*) 

Anohni: Hopelessness (2016, Secretly Canadian) B+(*) 

Bill Anschell:

  • Rumbler (2016 [2017], Origin) B+(**) 
  • Shifting Standards (2017 [2018], Origin) B+(***) 

Tucker Antell: Grime Scene (2017 [2018], OA2) B+(**) 

Anteloper:

  • Kudu (2017 [2018], International Anthem) B+(**) 
  • Tour Beats Vol. 1 (2020, International Anthem, EP) B+(*) 
  • Pink Dolphins (2022, International Anthem) B+(**) 

Antibalas:

  • Antibalas (2012, Daptone) A− 
  • Fu Chronicles (2020, Daptone) B+(***) 

Antietam: Victory Park (2004, Carrot Top) B 

The Antlers:

  • Hospice (2007-08 [2009], Frenchkiss) B+(**) 
  • Burst Apart (2011, Frenchkiss) B+(***) 

Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (2022, self-released) B+(*) 

Laurie Antonioli:

  • Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell (2013 [2014], Origin) B 
  • /Richie Beirach: Varuna (2006-15 [2015], Origin) B− 
  • The Constant Passage of Time (2018 [2019], Origin) B+(**) 

Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights (2010, Secretly Canadian) B− 

Tamar Aphek: All Bets Are Off (2021, Kill Rock Stars) B+(**) 

Aphex Twin:

  • Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992, R&S) B+(***) 
  • I Care Because You Do (1990-94 [1995], Sire) A− 
  • Richard D. James Album (1996, Elektra) B+(***) 
  • Syro (2014, Warp) A− 
  • Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt. 2 (2015, Warp, EP) B+(**) 
  • Cheetah (2016, Warp, EP) B+(*) 
  • Collapse EP (2018, Warp, EP) B+(***) 

Charlie Apicella & Iron City: Groove Machine (2018 [2019], OA2) B+(*) 

Erlend Apneseth: Fragmentarium (2019 [2020], Hubro) B+(***) 

Omar Apollo: Ivory (2022, Warner) B+(**) 

Apparat:

  • Walls (2006 [2007], Shitkatapult Strike) B+(***) 
  • The Devil's Walk (2011, Mute) B 

Fiona Apple:

  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012, Clean Slate/Epic) A− 
  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020, Epic) A−  

The Apples in Stereo:

  • Tone Soul Evolution (1997, SpinArt) A− 
  • Electronic Projects for Musicians (1995-2007 [2008], Yep Roc) B+(***) 
  • #1 Hits Explosion (1995-2007 [2009], Yep Roc) A− 
  • Travellers in Space and Time (2008-10 [2010], Yep Roc) A− 

AraabMUZIK: Electronic Dream (2011, Duke Productions) B+(**) 

Arab Strap: As Days Get Dark (2021, Rock Action) B+(**) 

Arashi [Akira Sakata/Johan Berthling/Paal Nilssen-Love]: Jikan (2017 [2019], PNL) B+(**) 

Florian Arbenz:

  • /Greg Osby: Reflections of the Eternal Line (2020, Hammer) B+(***) 
  • /Hermon Mehari/Nelson Veras: Conversation #1: Condensed (2021, Hammer) A− 
  • Conversation #2 & #3 (2020 [2021], Hammer) B+(***) 
  • /Maikel Vistel/François Moutin: Conversation #4: Vulcanized (2021, Hammer) B+(***) 
  • /João Barradas/Tineke Postma/Rafael Jerjen: Conversation #5: Elemental (2022, Hammer) B+(***) 
  • Conversation #6 & #7 (2021 [2022], Hammer) B+(***) 

Neil Ardley:

  • & the New Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Calendar: Olympic Studios '66 (1966 [2020], Jazz in Britain, EP) B+(*) 
  • Kaleidoscope of Rainbows: QEH, 20th Oct 75 (1975 [2021], Jazz in Britain, 2CD) A− 

Arbor Labor Union: New Petal Instants (2020, Arrowhawk) B+(**) 

Arbouretum: The Gathering (2011, Thrill Jockey) B 

Khaira Arby:

  • Timbuktu Tarab (2010, Clermont Music) B+(***) 
  • Live in New York 2010 (2010 [2021], Clermont Music) A− 
  • Tchini Tchini (2012, Clermont Music, EP) B+(***) 
  • Gossip (2015, Clermont Music) B+(***) 

Arca:

  • Xen (2014, Mute) B 
  • Mutant (2015, Mute) A− 
  • Entrañas (2016, self-released, EP) B+(*) 
  • Arca (2017, XL) B 
  • @@@@@ (2020, XL) B+(*) 
  • Kick I (2020, XL) B+(*) 
  • Kick II (2021, XL) B+(*) 
  • Kick III (2021, XL) B 
  • Kick IIII (2021, XL) B 
  • Kick IIIII (2021, XL) B 

Arcade Fire:

  • The Suburbs (2010, Merge) A− 
  • Reflektor (2013, Merge, 2CD) A− 
  • Everything Now (2017, Columbia) A− 
  • We (2022, Columbia) B+(***) 

Amber Arcades: Fading Lines (2016, Heavenly) B+(*) 

Archers of Loaf:

  • Archers of Loaf Vs. the Greatest of All Time (1994, Alias, EP) B+(**) 
  • The Speed of Cattle (1992-94 [1996], Alias) B+(*) 
  • Vitus Tinnitus (1997, Alias, EP) B+(**) 
  • White Trash Heroes (1998 [2012], Merge) B+(**) 

Architecture in Helsinki: Moment Bends (2011, V2) B+(***) 

Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (2022, Hijinxx, EP) B+(**) 

Archivist & Fugal: Undertow (2018, BleeD, EP) B+(**) 

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily (2015, Nonesuch) B 

Arctic Monkeys:

  • Humbug (2009, Domino) B 
  • Suck It and See (2011, Domino) B− 
  • AM (2013, Domino) B− 
  • Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018, Domino) C+ 

Roo Arcus: Tumbleweed (2020, Social Family) B+(*) 

Ethan Ardelli: The Island of Form (2018, self-released) B+(***) 

Amédé Ardoin: The Roots of Zydeco: I'm Never Comin' Back (1930-34 [1995], Arhoolie) A− 

Harrison Argatoff: Toronto Streets Tour (2019 [2020], self-released) B+(*) 

Gene Argel: Luminescent (2014 [2015], Origin) B+(**) 

Darcy James Argue:

  • Infernal Machines (2008 [2009], New Amsterdam) B+(***) 
  • Brooklyn Babylon (2012 [2013], New Amsterdam) B+(**) 
  • Real Enemies (2016, New Amsterdam) B+(**) 

Julian Arguëlles:

  • Escapade (1999, Provocateur) B+(***) 
  • Partita (2005 [2006], Basho) B+(***) 

Julian Argüelles:

  • Let It Be Told (2012 [2015], Basho) B+(***) 
  • Tetra (2014 [2015], Whirlwind) B+(***) 
  • Tonadas (2017 [2018], Edition) B+(**) 

Riddy Arman: Riddy Arman (2021, La Honda) B+(***) 

Armand Hammer:

  • Paraffin (2018, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**) 
  • Shrines (2020, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***) 
  • /The Alchemist: Haram (2021, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**) 

The Armed: Ultrapop (2021, Sargent House) B 

Joe Armon-Jones: Turn to Clear View (2019, Brownswood) B 

Jon Armstrong: Reabsorb (2020, Orenda) B+(**) 

Louis Armstrong:

  • Satchmo at Symphony Hall [65th Anniversary]: The Complete Performances (1947 [2012], Hip-O Select, 2CD) A− 
  • The Standard Oil Sessions (1950 [2017], Dot Time) B+(**) 
  • Satchmo at Pasadena (1951 [2009], Verve) A− 
  • Live in Europe (1948-52 [2019], Dot Time) B+(**) 
  • Satchmo Serenades (1949-53 [2000], Verve) B+(**) 
  • New Orleans Nights (1950-54 [2008], Verve) A− 
  • Ambassador Satch (1955 [2000], Columbia/Legacy) A− 
  • From the Big Band to the All Stars (1946-1956) (1932-56 [1992], RCA, 2CD) A− 
  • Louis Under the Stars (1957 [1958], Verve) B+(*) 
  • I've Got the World on a String (1957 [1960], Verve) B 
  • /Oscar Peterson: Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957, Verve) B+(**) 
  • Pops Is Tops: The Complete Verve Studio Albums and More (1957 [2018], Verve, 4CD) B 
  • The Nightclubs (1950-58 [2017], Dot Time) B+(***) 
  • The Complete Newport 1956 & 1958 Recordings (1956-58 [2019], Legacy) A− 
  • Louis and the Good Book (1958 [2001], Verve) B 
  • Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival (1958 [2007], MJF) B+(**) 
  • /Duke Ellington: The Great Summit: The Master Takes (1961 [2000], Roulette) A 
  • Sparks, Nevada 1964! (1964 [2018], Dot Time) A− 
  • & Friends: What a Wonderful Christmas (1950-66 [1997], Hip-O) B+(***) 
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong (1949-67 [1999], MCA) A 
  • Louis Armstrong and His Friends (1970, Flying Dutchman) B+(*) 
  • Fleischmann's Yeast Show & Louis' Home-Recorded Tapes (1937-70 [2009], Jazz Heritage Society, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • 'Country & Western' (1970, Avco Embassy) B− 

Jeff Arnal/Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct (2021 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(***) 

Daymé Arocena: Sonocardiogram (2019, Brownswood) B 

Lynne Arriale:

  • Give Us These Days (2017 [2018], Challenge) B+(*) 
  • The Lights Are Always On (2021 [2022], Challenge) B+(**) 

Steve Arrington:

  • Dancin' in the Key of Life (1985, Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions (2019-20 [2020], Stones Throw) B+(*) 

Arrow:

  • Soca Savage (1984, Arrow) B+(*) 
  • Knock Dem Dead (1987 [1988], Mango) B+(**) 

Art Brut:

  • It's a Bit Complicated (2007, Downtown) B+(**) 
  • Art Brut vs Satan (2009, Downtown) A− 
  • Brilliant! Tragic! (2011, Cooking Vinyl) B+(***) 
  • Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! (2018, Alcopop!) B+(**) 

Art Ensemble of Chicago:

  • A Jackson in Your House/Message to Our Folks/Reese and the Smooth Ones (1969 [2012], Snapper, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Tutankhamun (1969, Black Lion) B+(*) 
  • Bap-Tizum (1972 [1973], Atlantic) B 
  • Nice Guys (1978 [1979], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Full Force (1980, ECM) B+(***) 
  • The Third Decade (1984 [1985], ECM) B+(**) 
  • We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2018 [2019], Pi, 2CD) B+(**) 

Artemis: Artemis (2020, Blue Note) B+(**) 

Arthur's Landing: Arthur's Landing (2011, Strut) B+(**) 

Artifacts [Tomeka Reid/Nicole Mitchell/Mike Reed]: . . . And Then There's This (2021, Astral Spirits) A− 

Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (1985, Manhattan) A− 

Christian Artmann: Fields of Pannonia (2014 [2015], self-released) B+(*) 

Artvark Saxophone Quartet: Truffles (2010, Challenge) B+(**) 

As Is Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman: Here's to Life (2017 [2018], self-released) B 

ASAP Ferg: Always Strive and Prosper (2016, Polo Grounds/RCA) B+(**) 

ASAP Rocky:

  • LiveLoveASAP (2011, RCA/Polo Grounds Music) B+(***) 
  • Long. Live. ASAP (2013, Polo Grounds/RCA) B+(**) 
  • At.Long.Last.ASAP (2015, Polo Grounds/RCA) B+(**) 

Byron Asher: Byron Asher's Skrontch Music (2018 [2019], Sinking City) B+(**) 

Ehud Asherie:

  • Shuffle Along (2015 [2016], Blue Heron) B+(***) 
  • Wild Man Blues (2018 [2019], Capri) B+(**) 

Ashford & Simpson:

  • So So Satisfied (1977, Warner Brothers) B+(***) 
  • Send It (1977, Warner Brothers) B+(**) 
  • Stay Free (1979, Warner Brothers) B+(*) 
  • Solid (1984, Capitol) B+(*) 

Ashnikko: Demidevil (2021, Parlophone, EP) B+(**) 

Asleep at the Wheel:

  • Comin' Right at Ya (1973, United Artists) A− 
  • Asleep at the Wheel (1974, Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Texas Gold (1975, Capitol) B+(**) 
  • Wheelin' and Dealin' (1976, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • The Wheel (1977, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Collision Course (1978, Capitol) B 
  • Western Standard Time (1988, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Live From Austin TX (1992 [2006], New West) B+(*) 
  • 20 Greatest Hits (1972-2003 [2003], Capitol) B+(**) 
  • /Leon Rausch: It's a Good Day (2010, Bismeaux) B+(***) 
  • Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2015, Bismeaux) A− 
  • New Routes (2018, Bismeaux) B+(*) 
  • Half a Hundred Years (2021, Home) A− 

Takeshi Asai: French Trio Vol. 2 (2014 [2015], De Trois Cités) B+(**) 

Svend Asmussen: Makin' Whoopee! . . . and Music! (2009, Arbors) B 

Clarice Assad: Imaginarium (2014, Adventure Music) B− 

Hashem Assadullahi: Strange Neighbor (2009, 8Bells) B+(**) 

The Association: And Then . . . Along Comes the Association (1966, Valiant) B− 

Fred Astaire:

  • The Astaire Story (1952 [2017], Verve) B+(***) 
  • Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (1952 [1994], Verve) B+(***) 

Mulatu Astatke:

  • Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972 [2017], Strut) B+(***) 
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz and Musique Instrumentale (1969-74 [2004], Buda Musique) A− 
  • /The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information, Vol. 3 (2009, Strut) A− 
  • Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010, Strut) B+(**) 
  • Skeches of Ethiopia (2013, Jazz Village) A− 
  • /Black Jesus Experience: To Know Without Knowing (2020, Agogo) B+(***) 

Astronautalis: This Is Our Science (2011, Fake Four) B+(*) 

Asylum Street Spankers:

  • Spanker Madness (2000, Spanks-a-Lot) A− 
  • Mercurial (2004, Yellow Dog) B+(***) 
  • What? And Give Up Show Biz? (2008, Yellow Dog, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • The Last Laugh (2014, Yellow Dog) A− 

Ata Kak: Obaa Sima (1994 [2015], Awesome Tapes From Africa) A− 

Nicole Atkins: Goodbye Rhonda Lee (2017, Single Lock) B 

Dem Atlas: Bad Actress (2018, Rhymesayers) B 

Natacha Atlas: Mounqaliba (2010, World Village) B 

Atlas Sound:

  • Logos (2007-09 [2009], Kranky) B+(*) 
  • Parallax (2011, 4AD) B 

Atmosphere:

  • When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold (2008, Rhymesayers) B+(***) 
  • To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EPs (2010, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • The Family Sign (2011, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(***) 
  • Southsiders (2014, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(***) 
  • Fishing Blues (2016, Rhymesayers Entertainment) A− 
  • Mi Vida Local (2018, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • Whenever (2019, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(***) 
  • Word? (2021, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(*) 

Atom[TM]:

  • Lassigue Bendhaus/Matter (1992 [2019], AtomTM Audio Archive, 2CD) A− 
  • HD (2013, Raster-Noton) B+(**) 

Atomic:

  • Feet Music (2001, Jazzland) B+(***) 
  • Boom Boom (2002 [2003], Jazzland) B+(***)  The Bikini Tapes (2004 [2005], Jazzland, 3CD) B+(***) 
  • Happy New Ears! (2005 [2006], Jazzland) B+(*) 
  • Retrograde (2007-08 [2008], Jazzland, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Live in Seattle (2008, Jazzland) B+(*) 
  • Theater Tilters Vol. 1 (2009 [2010], Jazzland) B+(**) 
  • Theater Tilters Vol. 2 (2009 [2010], Jazzland) B+(***) 
  • Here Comes Everybody (2011, Jazzland) B+(**) 
  • There's a Hole in the Mountain (2012 [2013], Jazzland) B+(*) 
  • Lucidity (2014 [2015], Jazzland) B+(***) 
  • Six Easy Pieces (2016 [2017], Odin) B+(**) 
  • Pet Variations (2018 [2019], Odin) B+(**) 

Atoms for Peace: Amok (2013, XL) B+(*) 

Michaël Attias:

  • Nerve Dance (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Ëchos La Nuit (2018 [2019], Out of Your Head) B+(**) 
  • /Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (2014 [2021], Leo) B+(**) 

Attitude!: Pause & Effect (2019 [2021], ESP-Disk) B+(**) 

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble:

  • The Tide Has Changed (2010, World Village) B+(***) 
  • Songs of the Metropolis (2012 [2013], World Village) B+(***) 

Allison Au:

  • The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey (2012 [2014], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Forest Grove (2015 [2016], self-released) B+(*) 
  • Wander Wonder (2018 [2019], self-released) B+(**) 

Callum Au/Claire Martin: Songs and Stories (2020, Stunt) B+(**) 

Au Pairs: Sense and Sensuality (1982, Kamera) B 

AuB: AuB (2020, Edition) B+(*) 

Auction Project: Slink (2014, self-released) B+(*) 

Audio One:

  • An International Report (2014, Audiographic) A− 
  • The Midwest School (2014, Audiographic) B+(**) 
  • What Thomas Bernhard Saw (2014 [2015], Audiographic) A− 

Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid (2009, Nonesuch) B+(*) 

Grazyna Auguscik Orchestar: Inspired by Lutoslawski (2013 [2014], Fortune) B+(*) 

Gregg August: Dialogues on Race: Volume One (2020, Iacuessa) B+(***)> 

August Greene: August Greene (2018, Fat Beats) B+(**) 

Auntie Flo:

  • Goan Highlife (2011, Huntleys & Palmers, EP) B+(*) 
  • Future Rhythm Machine (2021, Huntleys & Palmers) B+(*) 
  • Theory of Flo (2015, Huntleys & Palmers) B+(*) 
  • Radio Highlife (2018, Brownswood) B+(**) 
  • /Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (2022, Make Music) B+(**) 

Aurelio:

  • Laru Beya (2011, Sub Pop) B+(**) 
  • Lándini (2014, Real World) B+(***) 

Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (2022, Glassnote) B 

Stephen David Austin: A Bakersfield Dozen (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

Tiffany Austin:

  • Nothing but Soul (2015, Con Alma) B 
  • Unbroken (2018, Con Alma) B+(*) 

Austra:

  • Feel It Break (2011, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Olympia (2013, Domino) B− 

Autechre:

  • Exai (2013, Warp, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Sign (2020, Warp) B 
  • Plus (2020, Warp) B 

Autolux: Pussy's Dead (2016. 30th Century/Columbia) B+(***) 

Autosalvage: Autosalvage (1968, RCA Victor) B+(***) 

Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety (2013, Software) B+(***) 

Gene Autry: Blues Singer, 1929-1931: "Booger Rooger Saturday Nite" (1929-31 [1996], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 

Angela Autumn: Frontiers Woman (2021, self-released, EP) B+(*) 

Karlis Auzins/Lucas Leidinger/Tomo Jacobson/Thomas Sauerborn: Mount Meander (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

AVA Trio: Digging the Sand (2018 [2019], Marocco Music) B+(***) 

Available Jelly: Missolonghi: More From 2004 (2004 [2020], Ramboy) B+(**) 

Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (2022, Glitterbeat) B+(*) 

The Avalanches:

  • Wildflower (2016, Astralwerks) B 
  • We Will Always Love You (2020, Modular) B+(**) 

Average White Band: AWB (1974, Atlantic) B+(**) 

Daniel Avery:

  • Song for Alpha (2018, Phantasy Sound/Mute) B+(*) 
  • Love + Light (2020, Phantasy Sound) B+(**) 

Teodross Avery:

  • In Other Words (1994, GRP) B+(**) 
  • & the 5th Power: New Day, New Groove (1998 [2001], 5th Power) B+(*) 
  • Bridging the Gap: Hop-Hop Jazz (2008, BTG Music) B− 
  • After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane (2019, Tompkins Square) B+(***) 
  • Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk (2020, WJ3) B+(***) 

The Avett Brothers:

  • Emotionalism (2007, Ramseur) C 
  • I and Love and You (2009, American) B 

Bobby Avey:

  • Be Not So Long to Speak (2011 [2013], Minsi Ridge) B+(**) 
  • Authority Melts From Me (2012 [2014], Whirlwind) A− 
  • Inhuman Wilderness (2015 [2016], Inner Voice Jazz) B+(***) 

Avi Buffalo: At Best Cuckold (2014, Sub Pop) B+(*) 

Omer Avital:

  • New Song (2014, Motéma) B+(*) 
  • Qantar: New York Experience (2019 [2020], Jazz & People) B+(*) 

The Awakening Orchestra: Volume II: To Call Her to a Higher Plain (2019 [2020], Biophilia) B+(***) 

Awatair: Awatair Plays Coltrane (2019, Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(***) 

Awol One & Factor: The Landmark (2011, Fake Four) B+(**) 

David Axelrod: Songs of Experience (1969, Capitol) B 

Hoyt Axton: The Balladeer: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1962, Horizon) B+(*) 

Aya: Im Hole (2021, Hyperdub) B+(**) 

Kevin Ayers: The Unfairground (2007, Gigantic) B+(*) 

Roy Ayers:

  • Ubiquity (1971 [2009], Verve) B− 
  • He's Coming (1971 [2009], Verve) B 
  • Virgo Red (1973 [2009], Verve) B− 
  • Change Up the Groove (1974 [2008], Verve) B 
  • A Tear to a Smile (1975 [2009], Verve) C+ 
  • Vibrations (1976 [2008], Verve) C 
  • Lifeline (1977 [2007], Verve) C+ 
  • You Send Me (1978 [2008], Verve) C 

Albert Ayler:

  • New York Eye and Ear Control Revisited (1964 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(*) 
  • European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (1964 [2016], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • Copenhagen Live 1964 (1964 [2017], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (1964 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***)  Lörrach, Paris 1966 (1966 [2013], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • Stockholm, Berlin 1966 (1966 [2011], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • 1966: Berlin, Lörrach, Paris & Stockholm. Revisited (1966 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***) 
  • La Cave Live Cleveland 1966 Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • At Slugs' Salloon 1966 Revisited (1966 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(*) 

AZ: Doe or Die II (2021, Quiet Money) B+(**) 

Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (2022, Mais Um Discos) B+(**) 

Iggy Azalea:

  • Ignorant Art (2011 [2012], Grand Hustle, EP) B+(**) 
  • The New Classic (2014, Island) A− 
  • Reclassified (2014, Def Jam) B+(**) 
  • In My Defense (2019, Bad Dreams/Empire) B+(***) 
  • The End of an Era (2021, Bad Dreams/Empire) A− 

Maya Azucena: Cry Love (2011, Half Note) B− 

Jay Azzolina/Dino Govoni/Adam Nussbaum/Dave Zinno: Chance Meeting (2016, Whaling City Sound) B+(**) 

Cardi B:

  • Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 (2016, KSR) B+(**) 
  • Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 (GBMV2) (2017, KSR) B+(*) 
  • Invasion of Privacy (2018, Atlantic) A− 

Eric B. & Rakim: Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990, MCA) B+(***) 

Katy B:

  • On a Mission (2011, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Little Red (2014, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Honey (2016, Virgin EMI) B+(**) 

The B-52s:

  • Funplex (2008, Astralwerks) A− 
  • With the Wild Crowd! (2011, Eagle) B+(***) 

Ab Baars:

  • Slate Blue (2014 [2015], Wig) B+(***) 
  • Invisible Blow (2012 [2015], Wig) B 

Bab L' Bluz: Nayda! (2020, Real World) B+(*) 

Baba Zula: Hayvan Gibi (2020, Night Dreamer/Gulbara) A− 

Babe, Terror: Horizogon (2020, Glue Moon) B− 

Baby Keem: The Melodic Blue (2021, PgLang/Columbia) B+(*) 

Baby Queen:

  • Medicine (2020, Polydor, EP) A− 
  • The Yearbook (2021, Polydor) B+(***) 

Babyface: Return of the Tender Lover (2015, Def Jam) B+(***) 

Babyfather: BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow (2016, Hyperdub) B− 

Babyshambles:

  • Shotter's Nation (2007, Astralwerks) B+(***) 
  • Sequel to the Prequel (2013, Parlophone) B+(***) 

Susana Baca: Afrodiaspora (2011, Luaka Bop) B+(*) 

Ricardo Bacelar: Concerto Para Moviola: Ao Vivo (2015 [2016], Bacelar) B+(*) 

Kevin Bachelder/Jason Lee Bruns: Cherry Avenue (2015, Panout Music Group) B− 

Danny Bacher: Still Happy (2018, Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

Backxwash:

  • Deviancy (2019, Grimalkin, EP) B+(***) 
  • God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (2020, Grimalkin, EP) B+(**) 
  • I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses (2021, Ugly Hag) B+(*) 

Baco Exu Do Blues: Bluesman (2018, self-released) B+(**) 

John Bacon/Michael McNeill/Danny Ziemann: Refractions (2017 [2019], Jazz Dimensions) B+(***) 

Choi Sun Bae:

  • Arirang Fantasy (1995 [2018[, NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Carol Bach-y-Rita: Minha Casa/My House (2016, Arugula) B+(**) 

Backstreet Boys: Backstreet Boys (1996 [1997], Jive) B+(**) 

Bad Bad Hats: Walkman (2021, Don Giovanni) B+(*) 

Bad Brains:

  • Bad Brains (1982, ROIR) B+(**) 
  • Rock for Light (1983, PVC) B 

Bad Bunny:

  • X 100RPE (2018, Rimas Entertainment) B+(*) 
  • YHLQMDLG (2020, Rimas) B+(**) 
  • El Último Tour Del Mundo (2020, Rimas) B+(*) 
  • Un Verano Sin Ti (2022, Rimas Entertainment) B+(**) 

Bad Luck: Four (2016 [2018], Origin) B+(***) 

Bad Meets Evil: Hell: The Sequel (2011, Shady/Interscope) B+(**) 

The Bad Plus:

  • Never Stop (2010, E1 Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • Made Possible (2012, E1) B+(**) 
  • Inevitable Western (2014, Okeh) B+(***) 
  • /Joshua Redman: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015, Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • It's Hard (2016, Okeh) B+(*) 
  • Activate Infinity (2019, Edition) B+(**) 
  • The Tower Tapes #4 (2019 [2020], Jazz Club Ferrara) B+(**) 

Bad Religion:

  • All Ages (1982-94 [1995], Epitaph) B 
  • True North (2013, Epitaph) B+(*) 

Joey Badass:

  • Summer Knights (2013, Cinematic Music Group) B+(*) 
  • B4.DA.$$ (2015, Cinematic Music Group) B+(***) 
  • All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ (2017, Pro Era/Cinematic) A− 

BadBadNotGood:

  • BBNG2 (2012, self-released) B+(*) 
  • III (2014, Innovative Leisure) B+(**) 
  • /Ghostface Killah: Sour Soul (2015, Lex) A− 
  • IV (2016, Innovative Leisure) B−  Talk Memory (2021, XL/Innovative Leisure) B 

Badfinger:

  • Magic Christian Music (1969 [2010], Captiol) B+(*) 
  • No Dice (1970 [2010], Capitol) B 
  • Straight Up (1971 [2010], Capitol) B− 
  • Ass (1972-73 [2010], Capitol) C+ 

Priscilla Badhwar: Mademoiselle (2014 [2015], self-released, EP) B+(**) 

Jeich Ould Badou: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 03 (2020, Sahel Sounds, EP) B+(*) 

Erykah Badu:

  • New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War (2008, Universal Motown) B+(***) 
  • New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh (2010, Universal/Motown) B+(*) 
  • But You Caint Use My Phone (2015, Control Freaq) A− 

Dmitry Baevsky:

  • Down With It (2010, Sharp Nine) A− 
  • Over and Out (2014 [2015], Jazz Family) A− 
  • /Jeb Patton: We Two (2018, Jazz & People) A− 
  • Soundtrack (2019 [2021], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Joan Baez: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Baez (1971-75 [1999], A&M) C+ 

Alice Bag: Blueprint (2018, Don Giovanni) B+(*) 

Issa Bagayogo: Mali Koura (2007 [2008], Six Degrees) B+(**) 

Mike Baggetta: Thieves and Secrets (2013 [2014], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 

Bahamas: Bahamas Is Afie (2014, Brushfire/Island) B+(**) 

Julian Bahula: Spirit of Malombo: Malombo Jazz, Jabula and Jazz Africa 1966-1984 (1966-84 [2014], Strut, 2CD) B+(**) 

BaianaSystem:

  • O Futuro Não Demora (2019, Máquina De Louco) B+(***) 
  • OXEAXEEXU (2021, Maquina De Louco) B+(***) 

Benny Bailey:

  • In Sweden: 1957-1959 Sessions (1957-59 [2011], Fresh Sound) B+(**) 
  • Grand Slam (1978 [1998], Storyville) B+(***) 

Buster Bailey: All About Memphis (1958, Felsted) B+(***) 

Derek Bailey:

  • /Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (1987 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Company: Klinker (2000 [2018], Confront, 2CD) B 
  • Standards (2002 [2007], Tzadik) B+(*) 
  • /Evan Parker/Hugh Davies/Jamie Muir/Christine Jeffrey: The Music Improvisation Company (1970, ECM) B 
  • /Greg Goodman: Extracting Fish-Bones From the Back of the Despoiler (1992 [2017], The Beak Doctor) B+(**) 

John Bailey:

  • In Real Time (2017 [2018], Summit) B+(**) 
  • Can You Imagine? (2019 [2020], Freedom Road) B+(**) 

Philip Bailey: Love Will Find a Way (2019, Verve) B+(*) 

Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S: Plucky Strum: Departure (2017, Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

Victoria Bailey: Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (2020, Rock Ridge Music) B+(***) 

Lee Bains & the Glory Fires:

  • Dereconstructed (2014, Sub Pop) B 
  • Old-Time Folks (2022, Don Giovanni) B+(**) 

Aram Bajakian:

  • There Were Flowers Also in Hell (2014, Sanasar) B+(**) 
  • Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates (2015, Sanasar) B+(**) 

Chet Baker:

  • It Could Happen to You: Chet Baker Sings (1958 [2010], Riverside/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Plays the Best of Lerner & Loewe [OJC Remasters] (1959 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) B+(*) 
  • Chet Is Back! (1962 [2003], RCA) B 
  • Broken Wing (1978 [1979], Inner City) B 

Duck Baker:

  • There's Something for Everyone in America (1975, Kicking Mule) B+(***) 
  • The King of Bongo Bong (1977, Kicking Mule) A− 
  • Les Blues Du Richmond: Demos & Outtakes 1973-1979 (1973-79 [2018], Tompkins Square) B+(**) 
  • Plymouth Rock: Unreleased & Rare Recordings, 1973-1979 (1973-79 [2020], Tompkins Square) B+(***) 

Chet Baker: Tune Up: Live in Paris (1980 [2022], Circle) B+(*) 

Duck Baker:

  • Spinning Song: Duck Baker Plays the Music of Herbie Nichols (1995-96 [1996], Avant) B+(***) 
  • The Roots & Branches of American Music (2009, Les Cousins) B+(**) 
  • Confabulations (1994-2017 [2021], ESP-Disk) A− 

Jeff Baker: Phrases (2017 [2018], OA2) B 

Josephine Baker: Breezin' Along [Art Deco Series] (1926-27 [1995], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 

Julien Baker:

  • Sprained Ankle (2015, 6131 Records) B+(*) 
  • Turn Out the Lights (2017, Matador) B 
  • Little Oblivions (2021, Matador) B+(*) 

Sam Baker:

  • Mercy (2003 [2004], Blue Lime Stone) A− 
  • Pretty World (2006 [2007], Blue Lime Stone) A− 
  • Cotton (2009, Music Road) B+(***) 
  • Say Grace (2013, self-released) B+(***)  
  • Land of Doubt (2017, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Horses and Stars (2019, self-released) B+(*) 

Baker's Brew: New Works (2020 [2021], Psychosomatic, 2CD) B+(*) 

Juan Pablo Balcazar:

  • Reversible (2013 [2015], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 
  • Suite Resbalosa (2018 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Daby Balde: Le Marigot Club Dakar (2009, Riverboat) B+(**) 

Rossano Baldini: Humanbeing (2020 [2021], RareNoise) B+(**) 

Bob Baldori/Arthur Migliazza: The Boogie Kings: Disturbing the Peace (2018, Blujazz/Spirit) B+(*) 

Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio: Bridges (2015, ACT) B+(***) 

Bali Baby:

  • Baylor Swift (2018, Twin, EP) A− 
  • Resurrection (2018, Twin, EP) B+(**) 
  • Bubbles Bali (2019, Billmania Media) B+(**) 

Balimaya Project: Wolo So (2020 [2021], Jazz Re:Freshed) A− 

Eszter Balint: Airless Midnight (2015, Red Herring) A− 

Balkan Beat Box:

  • Blue Eyed Black Boy (2010, Crammed Discs) B+(***) 
  • Give (2012, Nat Geo Music) B+(***) 

Jon Balke:

  • Warp (2014 [2016], ECM) B+(*) 
  • Discourses (2019 [2020], ECM) B 
  • /Siwan: Hafla (2021 [2022], ECM) B 

Marcia Ball:

  • Roadside Attractions (2011, Alligator) B+(***) 
  • The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man (2014, Alligator) B+(*) 
  • Shine Bright (2018, Alligator) B+(*) 

Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (2021, Green Mind) B+(***) 

Jeff Ballard: Time's Tales (2013 [2014], Okeh) B+(***) 

Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (2021, SteepleChase LookOut) B+(***) 

Ballister:

  • Bastard String (2010 [2011], self-released) B+(***) 
  • Worse for the Wear (2014 [2015], Aerophonic) B+(***) 
  • Slag (2015 [2017], Aerophonic) B+(*) 
  • Znachki Stilyag (2019 [2020], Aerophonic) A− 

Dave Ballou:

  • Solo Trumpet (2015, Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • & BeepHonk: The Windup (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea (2020, Black River) B+(*) 

Ballrogg:

  • Abaft the Beam (2014-15 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Rolling Ball (2020, Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Baloji:

  • Kinshasa Succursale (2010 [2012], Crammed) B+(**) 
  • 137 Avenue Kaniama (2018, Bella Union) B+(***) 

Baloni: Belleke (2012 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Balqees: Majnoun (2013, Rotana) B+(***) 

Baltazanis: End of Seas (2015, self-released) B+(*) 

Baltbom!: ¡!Baltbom!¡ (2015, self-released) B+(*) 

Balto!:

  • Balto! (2016, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Two Cans of Soup (2017, self-released, EP) B− 
  • Taco Cat Poops (2018, self-released, EP) B+(**) 
  • /Plaidworthy: If the Big Hurt (2015, self-released) B+(***) 

Baltsticks!!: Play You, Play Me (2016, self-released) B+(*) 

J Balvin:

  • Vibras (2018, Universal Latin) B+(**) 
  • /Bad Bunny: Oasis (2019, Universal Music Latino) B+(**) 
  • Colores (2020, Universal Latin) B+(**) 

Kwi Bamba: Kwi Bamba & L'Orchestre De Gama Berema (1997 [2018], Ouch!) B+(***) 

Sorry Bamba: Volume One 1970-1979 (1970-79 [2011], Thrill Jockey) A− 

Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force: Planet Rock: The Album (1982-84 [1986], Tommy Boy) A− 

Heather Bambrick: You'll Never Know (2016 [2017], self-released) B+(**) 

Lucian Ban:

  • Elevation: Songs From Afar (2014 [2016], Sunnyside) B+(*) 
  • /John Surman/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Folk Songs: The Bela Bartók Field Recordings (2020, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun (2020, Full Time Hobby) B+(*) 

Band of Horses:

  • Cease to Begin (2007, Sub Pop) B+(*) 
  • Infinite Arms (2010, Fat Possum) B+(*)  Things Are Great (2022, BMG) B+(*) 

Banda Magda: Tigre (2017, GroundUP Music) B+(*) 

Billy Bang:

  • Invitation (1982, Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • Outline No. 12 (1982 [1983], Celluloid) B+(**) 
  • /Dennis Charles: Bangception, Willisau 1982 (1982 [1998], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • The Fire From Within (1984 [1985], Soul Note) A− 
  • Lucky Man (2008 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /William Parker: Medicine Buddha (2009 [2014], NoBusiness) A− 

Bang On!: [Sic] (2012, Big Dada) B+(**) 

Bang on a Can: Bang on a Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing (2005, Cantaloupe) A− 

Lester Bangs and the Delinquents: Jook Savages on the Brazos (1981, Live Wire) A− 

Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be (2009, Warner Brothers) B 

Harrison Bankhead: Morning Sun Harvest Moon (2010 [2011], Engine) A− 

Banks: Goddess (2014, Harvest) B+(**) 

Azealia Banks:

  • 1991 (2012, Interscope, EP) B+(**) 
  • Broke With Expensive Taste (2014, Prospect Park) B+(***) 
  • Slay-Z (2016, self-released, EP) B 

Cyro Baptista:

  • Banquet of the Spirits (2008, Tzadik) B− 
  • Infinito (2009, Tzadik) B 
  • Banquet of the Spirits: Caym: The Book of Angels Volume 17 (2010 [2011], Tzadik) B+(**) 

Denys Baptiste: The Late Trane (2017, Edition) B+(**) 

Imamu Amiri Baraka: It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music (1972 [2018], Motown) B+(***) 

Louise Baranger: Louise Baranger Plays the Great American Groove Book (2017, Summit) B 

Richard Baratta: Music in Film: The Sequel (2022, Savant) B+(*) 

Chris Barber:

  • Echoes of Ellington (1976 [2008], Timeless, 2CD) B+(**)  Memories of My Trip (1958-2010, Proper, 2CD) B+(**)  

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Poetic (2022, Vision Ahead) B+(*) 

Patricia Barber:

  • Monday Night: Live at the Green Mill Vol. 2 (2010 [2011], Fast Atmosphere) B 
  • Smash (2012 [2013], Concord Jazz) B 
  • Clique! (2021, Impex) B+(***) 

Rahsaan Barber:

  • The Music in the Night (2017, Jazz Music City) B+(**) 
  • Mosaic (2020 [2021], Jazz Music City, 2CD) B+(**) 

Caterina Barbieri:

  • Ecstatic Computation (2019, Editions Mego) A− 
  • Spirit Exit (2022, Light-Years) B+(**) 

Gato Barbieri:

  • In Search of the Mystery (1967, ESP-Disk) B+(*) 
  • The Third World (1969 [1970], Flying Dutchman) B+(***) 
  • Fenix (1971, Flying Dutchman) A− 
  • El Pampero (1971 [1972], Flying Dutchman) A− 
  • Chapter One: Latin America (1973 [2009], Impulse) A− 
  • Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre (1973 [2009], Impulse) A− 
  • Ruby, Ruby (1978 [2007], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Tropico (1978 [2009], A&M) B 

Mike Bardash: Polygon (2013 [2014], Rhombus) B+(*) 

Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasms (2017, BJU) B+(***) 

Bardo Pond: Under the Pines (2017, Fire) B 

Bobby Bare: Darker Than Light (2012, E1/Plowboy) B+(*) 

Bobby Bare Jr.:

  • A Storm, a Tree, My Mother's Head (2010, Thirty Tigers) B+(***) 
  • 's Young Criminals' Starvation League: Undefeated (2014, Bloodshot) B 
  • Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (2015, Bloodshot) B+(***) 

Bargou 08: Targ (2017, Glitterbeat) B+(*) 

BJ Barham: Rockingham (2016, self-released) A− 

Mamane Barka: Introducing Mamane Barka (2009, World Music Network) B+(**) 

Barker: Utility (2019, Ostgut Ton) B+(***) 

Andrew Barker:

  • /Paul Dunmall/Tim Dahl: Luddite (2012 [2014], New Atlantis) B+(**) 
  • Barker Trio: Avert Your I (2017 [2018], Astral Spirits) B+(*) 
  • /Daniel Carter: Polyhedron (2017 [2018], Astral Spirits) B+(**) 

Blue Lu Barker: 1946-1949 (1946-49 [2000], Classics) A− 

Guy Barker: Soundtrack (2001 [2002], Provocateur) B+(***) 

Simon Barker/Henry Kaiser/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mudang Rock (2017 [2018], Fractal Music) B+(***) 

MC Paul Barman:

  • Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud (2010, Househusband) B+(***) 
  • (((Echo Chamber))) (2018, Mello Music Group) B+(***) 

Alan Barnes:

  • /Harry Allen: Barnestorming (2006 [2007], Woodville) B+(**)  60th Birthday Celebration: New Takes on Tunes From '59 (2019, Woodville) B+(**) 

Danny Barnes:

  • Pizza Box (2010, ATO) B+(**) 
  • Rocket (2011, ATO/Red) B 
  • Man on Fire (2020, ATO) B+(***) 

Courtney Barnett:

  • The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2012-13 [2014], Mom + Pop Music) B+(*) 
  • Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015, Mom + Pop Music) A− 
  • /Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice (2017, Matador) B+(*) 
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018, Mom + Pop Music) B+(***) 
  • MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) (2019, Marathon Artists) B+(**) 
  • Things Take Time, Take Time (2021, Mom + Pop) A− 

Mandy Barnett:

  • The Original Nashville Cast Recordings of "Always . . . Patsy Cline": Live at the Ryman Auditorium (1995, Decca) B+(*) 
  • Sweet Dreams (2011, Opry Music) B+(**) 
  • I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson (2013, Rounder) B+(***) 
  • Strange Conversation (2018, Dame Productions/Thirty Tigers) A− 
  • A Nashville Songbook (2020, BMG) B+(**) 
  • Every Star Above (2019 [2021], BMG) B 

Joey Baron/Robyn Schulkowsky: Now You Hear Me (2016 [2018], Intakt) B+(**) 

Simone Baron & Arco Belo: The Space Between Disguises (2019, GenreFluid) B− 

Baroness: Blue Record (2009, Relapse) B+(*) 

João Barradas: Directions (2017, Inner Circle Music) B+(**) 

Barrage: The Was and Is to Come (2020, Øra Fonogram) B+(***) 

Brad Barrett/Joe Morris/Tyshawn Sorey: Cowboy Transfiguration (2018 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(***) 

Darren Barrett:

  • Energy in Motion: The Music of the Bee Gees (2014, dB Studios) B− 
  • Live and Direct 2014 (2014, dB Studios) B 

Ray Barretto: Acid (1968, Fania) A− 

Kenny Barron:

  • Scratch (1985, Enja) B+(**) 
  • Green Chimneys (1983-87 [1988], Criss Cross) B+(***) 
  • /Dave Holland: The Art of Conversation (2014, Blue Note) B+(***) 
  • Book of Intuition (2015 [2016], Impulse) B+(**) 
  • Concentric Circles (2018, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • /Mulgrew Miller: The Art of Piano Duo: Live (2005-11 [2019], Sunnyside, 3CD) A− 
  • /Dave Holland Trio Featuring Johnathan Blake: Without Deception (2019 [2020], Dare2) A− 

Ronnie Barron: Blues Delicacies, Vol. 1 (1979 [1981], Vivid Sound) B+(***) 

Tim Barry: Live 2018 (2018 [2020], Chunkasah) A− 

Steve Barta: Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (2015 [2016], Steve Barta Music) B 

Bruce Barth:

  • Daybreak (2013 [2014], Savant) B+(**) 
  • Sunday (2017 [2018], Blau) B+(**) 

Nik Bärtsch:

  • 's Mobile: Continuum (2015 [2016], ECM) A− 
  • 's Ronin: Awase (2017 [2018], ECM) A− 
  • Entendre (2019 [2021], ECM) B+(**) 

Gary Bartz:

  • Ntu Troop: Juju Street Songs (1972-73 [1997], Prestige) B+(**) 
  • Ntu Troop: I've Known Rivers and Other Bodies (1973, Prestige) B+(***) 
  • NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (1975 [2021], Moosicus, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Shadows (1991 [1992], Timeless) B+(**) 
  • The Red and Orange Poems (1994, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Musical Warrior (2012, Oyo) B+(***) 
  • /Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (2019 [2020], Night Dreamer) B+(***) 

Juliana Barwick: Healing Is a Miracle (2020, Ninja Tune) B 

The Baseball Project:

  • Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (2008, Yep Roc) B+(***) 
  • Vol. 2: High and Inside (2011, Yep Roc) A− 
  • 3rd (2014, Yep Roc) B+(***) 

Basement Jaxx:

  • Scars (2009, Ultra) B+(*) 
  • Junto (2014, Atlantic Jaxx) B+(**) 

Basement Research: Live in Münster (1999 [2007], Not Two) B+(***) 

Count Basie:

  • The Best of Early Basie (1937-39 [1996], MCA) A 
  • Count Basie and His Great Vocalists (1939-50 [1993], Columbia/Legacy) A− 
  • On My Way & Shoutin' Again (1962 [2009], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Basie Land (1963 [2009], Verve) A− 
  • Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra (1963 [1993], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Basie Jam (1973 [1975], Pablo) B+(*) 
  • /Joe Turner: The Bosses (1973 [1974], Pablo) B+(***) 
  • /Oscar Peterson: Count Basie Encounters Oscar Peterson: Satch and Josh (1974, Pablo) B+(**) 
  • /Zoot Sims: Basie & Zoot (1975 [1976], Pablo) B+(***) 
  • Get Together (1979 [1986], Pablo) B+(***) 

Al Basile: Swing n' Strings (2013 [2014], Sweetspot) B+(**) 

John Basile: Penny Lane (2015, StringTime Jazz) B 

William Basinski:

  • 92982 (1982 [2009], 2062) B+(**) 
  • A Shadow in Time (2017, Temporary Residence) B 
  • Lamentations (2020, Temporary Residence) B+(*) 

Dave Bass: NYC Sessions (2012 [2015], Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

BassDrumBone:

  • Cooked to Perfection (1986-96 [1999], Auricle) B+(**) 
  • The Long Road (2013-16 [2016], Auricle, 2CD) B+(***) 

Bastet: Eye of Ra (2015, self-released) B 

Bastille:

  • Bad Blood (2013, Virgin) B 
  • Give Me the Future (2022, Virgin/EMI) B 

Bat for Lashes:

  • Two Suns (2009, Astralwerks) B− 
  • The Haunted Man (2012, Capitol) B 
  • The Bride (2016, Parlophone) B− 

Django Bates:

  • Beloved: The Study of Touch (2016 [2017], ECM) B+(*) 
  • Saluting Sgt. Pepper (2016 [2017], Edition) B 

Michael Bates: Northern Spy (2015, Stereoscopic) B+(***) 

Baths:

  • Cerulean (2010, Anticon) B+(***) 
  • Obsidian (2013, Anticon) B+(**) 

Bathysphere: Bathysphere (2015, Driff) B+(**) 

Batida:

  • Batida (2012, Soundway) A− 
  • Dois (2014, Soundway) B+(**) 

Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (2021, Woven Strands) B+(**) 

Jon Batiste:

  • /Chad Smith/Bill Laswell: The Process (2014, MOD Technologies) B+(***) 
  • Hollywood Africans (2018, Verve) B+(*) 
  • Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard (2018 [2019], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard (2018 [2019], Verve) B+(*) 
  • We Are (2020 [2021], Verve) B+(**) 

The Bats: Compiletely Bats (1984-86 [1987], Communion) B+(**) 

Stefano Battaglia:

  • In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder (2014 [2015], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Pelagos (2016 [2017], ECM, 2CD) B+(**) 

Battle Trance:

  • Palace of Wind (2014, New Amsterdam) B+(**) 
  • Blade of Love (2016, New Amsterdam) B+(*) 

Battles:

  • Mirrored (2007, Warp) B 
  • Gloss Drop (2011, Warp) B+(**) 
  • La Di Da Di (2015, Warp) A− 

Matt Bauder and Day in Pictures: Nightshades (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Andrzej Bauer/Adam Baldych/Cezary Duchnowski/Cezary Konrad: Trans-Fuzja (2012 [2016], ForTune) B+(**) 

Chris Bauer: In a Yuletide Groove: Harmonica Jazz for the Holidays (2011, self-released) B− 

Conrad Bauer:

  • /Johannes Bauer: Bauer Bauer (1993 [1995], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • /Peter Kowald/Günter Sommer: Between Heaven and Earth (2001 [2003], Intakt) A− 
  • Hummelsummen (2002 [2003], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • 2007-1: The Gift (2018 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Jamie Baum: Bridges (2018, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Quentin Baxter: Art Moves Jazz (2022, BME) B+(*) 

Edwin Bayard/Dean Hulett/Mark Lomax II: Trio Plays Mingus (2022, CFG Multimedia) B+(***) 

The Baylor Project: Generations (2021, Be a Light) B+(***) 

David Bazan: Curse Your Branches (2009, Barsuk) B+(*) 

Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (2022, self-released) B+(**) 

BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism/USA 1982 (1982 [2020], SÅJ) B+(**) 

BBU!: Bell Hooks (2012, Mishka) A− 

BbyMutha: Muthaland (2020, The Muthaboard) A− 

BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (2020, Bella Union) B 

BCUC:

  • The Healing (2019, Buda Musique) B+(**) 
  • Emakhosini (2018, Buda Musique) B+(*) 

Bdrmm: Bedroom (2020, Sonic Cathedral) B+(**) 

Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward (2008, Ecstatic Peace) B 

Beabadoobee:

  • Fake It Flowers (2020, Dirty Hit) B+(**) 
  • Beatopia (2022, Dirty Hit) B+(***) 

Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmüller]: On the Go (2021, Between the Lines) B+(**) 

The Beach Boys:

  • Surfin' Safari (1962, Capitol) B+(**) 
  • Surfin' U.S.A. (1963, Capitol) B− 
  • Surfer Girl (1963, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Little Deuce Coupe (1962-63 [1963], Capitol) B+(**) 
  • Shut Down Volume 2 (1964, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • All Summer Long (1964, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • The Beach Boys Today! (1965, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (1965, Capitol) A− 
  • Beach Boys' Party! (1965, Capitol) A− 
  • That's Why God Made the Radio (2012, Capitol) B+(**) 

Beach Bunny: Honeymoon (2020, Mom + Pop) B+(*) 

Beach Fossils:

  • Beach Fossils (2010, Captured Tracks) B+(**) 
  • Clash the Truth (2013, Captured Tracks) B 

Beach House:

  • Teen Dream (2010, Sub Pop) B+(**) 
  • Bloom (2012, Sub Pop) B 
  • Depression Cherry (2015, Sub Pop) B  
  • Thank Your Lucky Stars (2015, Sub Pop) B+(***) 
  • 7 (2018, Sub Pop) B+(**) 
  • Once Twice Melody (2022, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

Beach Slang: The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us (2015, Polyvinyl) B 

Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding (2011, Dangerbird) B− 

Beak>: >>> (2018, Temporary Residence) B+(*) 

Willis Earl Beal:

  • Acousmatic Sorcery (2011 [2012], XL) B+(*) 
  • Nobody Knows (2013, Hot Charity/XL) B 

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop: Love Letter for Fire (2016, Sub Pop/Black Cricket) B+(*) 

Keola Beamer: Wooden Boat (1994, Dancing Cat) B+(*) 

Beans on Toast:

  • The Grand Scheme of Things (2014, Xtra Mile) A− 
  • Rolling Up the Hill (2015, Xtra Mile) A− 
  • A Spanner in the Works (2016, Xtra Mile) B+(**) 
  • Cushty (2017, Xtra Mile) B+(**) 
  • A Bird in the Hand (2018, Beans on Toast Music) B+(***) 
  • The Inevitable Train Wreck (2019, Beans on Toast Music) A− 
  • Knee Deep in Nostalgia (2020, Beans on Toast Music) B+(***) 
  • The Unforseeable Future (2020, Beans on Toast Music) B+(***) 
  • Survival of the Friendliest (2021, Beans on Toast Music) B+(**) 

Nicholas Bearde: Invitation (2015 [2016], Right Groove) B+(*) 

John Beasley:

  • Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1 (2016, Mack Avenue) B− 
  • Presents MONK'estra Vol. 2 (2017, Mack Avenue) B 
  • MONK'estra Plays John Beasley (2020, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 

Kenyatta Beasley: The Frank Foster Songbook (2019, Art Vs Transit, 2CD) B+(**) 

Walter Beasley:

  • Beasley (1987 [2008], Verve) B− 
  • Just Kickin' It (1989 [2008], Verve) C 
  • Intimacy (1992 [2008], Verve) C+ 

Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011, Capitol) B+(***) 

Beat Funktion:

  • Voodooland (2014, DO Music) B− 
  • Olympus (2015, DO Music) B 

The Beaters: Harari (1975 [2021], Matsuli Music) B+(**) 

The Beatles:

  • Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1964-65 [2016], Universal/Apple) A− 
  • 1967-1970 (1967-70 [2010], Apple, 2CD) A 
  • Anthology 1 (1958-94 [1995], Capitol, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Anthology 2 (1965-95 [1996], Capitol, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Anthology 3 (1968-70 [1996], Apple/Capitol, 2CD) B 

Beats Antique: Shadowbox (2016, Antique) B+(***) 

The Beau Brummels: Introducing the Beau Brummels (1965, Autumn) B+(**) 

Gerry Beaudoin: The Return: The Gerry Beaudoin Trio With Harry Allen (2011, Francesca) B+(**)  

The Beautiful South:

  • BBC Sessions (1989-98 [2007], UMVD, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Golddiggas: Headnodders & Pholk Songs (2004, Sony Music [UK]) A− 
  • Superbi (2006, Sony/BMG [UK]) A− 

Beauty Pill:

  • Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are (2015, Butterscotch) B+(*)  
  • Sorry You're Here (2020, Taffety Punk Theatre Company) B+(***) 
  • Please Advise (2020, Northern Spy, EP) B+(*) 
  • Instant Night (2021, Northern Spy, EP) B+(*) 

Beauty School: Residual Ugly (2015, Humbler) B+(*) 

Francis Bebey:

  • African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (1975-82 [2012], Born Bad) A− 
  • Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 (1982-84 [2014], Born Bad) B+(**) 
  • Nandola/With Love: Works: 1963-1994 (1963-94 [1995], Original Music) B+(***) 

Sidney Bechet: The Complete Sidney Bechet Volumes 3/4 (1941) (1941 [1986], RCA, 2CD) A− 

Beck:

  • Modern Guilt (2008, Interscope) B+(**) 
  • Morning Phase (2014, Capitol) B− 
  • Colors (2017, Capitol) B 
  • Hyperspace (2019, Capitol) B 

Gordon Beck:

  • When Sunny Gets Blue: Spring '68 Sessions (1966-68 [2018], Another Planet) B+(*) 
  • Gyroscope (1968 [2002], Art of Life) B+(**) 
  • One for the Road (1995, JMS) B+(*) 

Joe Beck: Get Me (2006 [2014], Whaling City Sound) B+(***) 

Gerald Beckett:

  • The Messenger (2013 [2014], Summit) B 
  • Oblivion (2017, Summit) B+(*) 
  • Mood (2019 [2020], Pear Orchard) B 

Harry Beckett:

  • Still Happy (1974 [2016], My Only Desire, EP) B 
  • Joy Unlimited (1974 [2020], Cadillac) B+(**) 
  • Flugelhorn 4+3: All Four One (1991, Spotlite) B 

Shirantha Beddage: Momentum (2014 [2016], Factor) B+(***) 

Natasha Bedingfield: Strip Me (2010, Epic/Phonogenic) B− 

Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (2022, Human by Default, EP) B+(**) 

Bee Gees:

  • Bee Gees' 1st (1967, Atco) B 
  • Horizontal (1968, Atco) C 
  • Idea (1968, Atco) C+ 
  • Odessa (1969, Atco) C 
  • Trafalgar (1971, Atco) C− 

Beekman: Vol. 02 (2015 [2016], Ropeadope) B+(***) 

Perry Beekman: S'Wonderful: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Gershwin (2015, self-released) B 

The Beets:

  • Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to Be Cool (2009, Captured Tracks) B 
  • Stay Home (2011, Captured Tracks) B 

Albert Beger:

  • Listening (2004, Earsay) B+(**) 
  • /Gerry Hemingway: There's Nothing Better to Do (2011 [2012], OutNow) B+(*) 
  • The Gate (2017 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Dahveed Behroozi: Echos (2021, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Bix Beiderbecke: Volume 2: At the Jazz Band Ball (1927-28 [1990], Columbia) A− 

Burkhard Beins, Martin Pfleiderer & Peter Niklas Wilson: Yarbles (1996 [1997], Hatology) B+(*) 

Beirut:

  • The Flying Club Cup (2007, Ba Da Bing!) B 
  • The Rip Tide (2011, Pompeii) B 

Martin Bejerano:

  • Trio Miami (2016, Figgland) B+(*) 
  • #Cubanamerican (2021 [2022], Figgland) B+(**) 

Majid Bekkas: Magic Spirit Quartet (2018 [2020], ACT Music) B+(*) 

Bill Belasco: Three Musicians (2016, Summit) B+(*) 

Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B+(*) 

Andy Bell: Flicker (2022, Sonic Cathedral) B+(***) 

Drake Bell: Ready Steady Go! (2014, Surfdog) B− 

Luke Bell: Luke Bell (2016, Bill Hill) B+(***) 

Lurrie Bell:

  • Young Man's Blues: The Best of the JSP Sessions (1989-90 [1997], JSP) B+(***) 
  • Blues in My Soul (2013, Delmark) A− 

Nathan Bell:

  • In Tune, On Time, Not Dead (2007, Zensuit) A− 
  • Traitorland (2008, Zensuit)  
  • Black Crow Blue (An American Album) (2011, Stone Barn) B+(**) 
  • Blood Like a River (2013, Stone Barn) B+(*) 
  • I Don't Do This for Love, I Do This for Love (Working and Hanging On in America) (2015, Stone Barn) B+(***) 
  • Love > Fear (48 Hours in Traitorland) (2017, Stone Barn) B+(***) 
  • Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth (In Spite of Everyone & Everything) (2017 [2018], Angry Stick) B+(**) 
  • Loves Bones and Stars, Love's Bones and Stars (2018, Angry Stick) B+(***) 
  • Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here) (2021, Need to Know) A 

William Bell: This Is Where I Live (2016, Stax) B 

Bell X1: Chop Chop (2013, Belly Up) B+(*) 

Belle and Sebastian:

  • Write About Love (2010, Matador) A− 
  • The Third Eye Centre (2002-10 [2013], Matador) B 
  • Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (2015, Matador) B+(*) 
  • What to Look for in Summer (2019 [2020], Matador, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • A Bit of Previous (2022, Matador) B+(**) 

The Belle Brigade: The Belle Brigade (2011, Reprise) B+(*) 

The Bellfuries: Workingman's Bellfuries (2015, Hi-Style) B 

Louie Belogenis: Blue Buddha (2015, Tzadik) B+(***) 

Ilia Belorukov:

  • /Gabriel Ferrandini: Disquiet (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • /Vasco Trilla: Laniakea (2017 [2019], Astral Spirits) B− 

Ewa Bem With Swing Session: Be a Man [Polish Jazz Vol. 65] (1981 [1982], Polskie Nagrania Muza) B+(**) 

Jorge Ben:

  • Samba Esquema Novo (1963, Philips) B+(***) 
  • Sacundin Ben Samba (1964, Philips) B+(**) 
  • Big Ben (1965, Philips) B+(*) 
  • O Bidú: Silêncio No Brooklin (1967, Artistas Unidos) B+(***) 
  • Jorge Ben (1969, Philips) A− 
  • Negro É Lindo (1971, Philips) B+(***) 
  • A Tábua De Esmeralda (1974, Philips) B+(***) 
  • Solta O Pavão (1975, Philips) A− 
  • África Brasil (1976, Polygram) A− 
  • Tropical (1976, Mango) B 
  • Samba Nova (1970-74 [1976], Mango) 
  • Alô Alô, Como Vai? (1980, Som Livre) B+(**) 
  • Dádiva (1983, Som Livre) B+(**) 

Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do (2019 [2020], LA Reserve) B+(**) 

Tigger Benford & Party: Vessel of Gratitude (2014, self-released) B+(*) 

Marc Benham:

  • Fats Food: Autour De Fats Waller (2016, Frémeaux & Associés) B+(*) 
  • Biotope (2020, SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Gorka Benitez: Gasteiz (2012 [2014], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes (2020, Ropeadope) B+(*) 

Sathima Bea Benjamin: Memories and Dreams (1983 [1986], Ekapa/Blackhawk) B+(***) 

Benji.: Smile, You're Alive! (2021, SinceThe80s) B+(**) 

Aaron Bennett/Darren Johnston/Lisa Mezzacappa/Tim Rosaly: Shipwreck 4 (2015 [2016], NoBusiness) B+(*) 

Ben Bennett/Zach Darrup/Jack Wright: Never (2018, Palliative) B+(*) 

Daniel Bennett:

  • The Mystery at Clown Castle (2014 [2015], Manhattan Daylight) B+(*) 
  • We Are the Orchestra (2018, Manhattan Daylight Media, EP) B 

Dave Bennett:

  • Clarinet Is King: Songs of Great Clarinetists (2010, Arbors) B+(*) 
  • Blood Moon (2017, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 

Heather Bennett: Lazy Afternoon (2018, Summit) B 

Richard X Bennett:

  • Experiments With Truth (2017, Ropeadope) B+(**) 
  • What Is Now (2017, Ropeadope) B+(**) 

Tony Bennett:

  • Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 (1964 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • /Bill Evans: Together Again (1976 [2003], Concord) B+(*) 
  • The Classic Christmas Album (1968-2008 [2011], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • /Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek (2014, Interscope) B+(*) 
  • /Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern (2015, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • /Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay (2018, Verve/Columbia) B+(**) 
  • /Lady Gaga: Love for Sale (2021, Columbia/Interscope) B+(**) 

Han Bennink:

  • Parken (2009, ILK) B+(***) 
  • Bennink & Co. (2012, ILK) A− 

Benny the Butcher:

  • Burden of Proof (2020, Griselda) B+(**) 
  • The Plugs I Met 2 (2021, Black Soprano Family, EP) B+(**) 
  • Pyrex Picasso (2018 [2021], Rare Scrilla/BSF, EP) B+(*) 
  • Tana Talk 4 (2022, Griselda/Empire) B+(**) 

Brendan Benson: My Old, Familiar Friend (2009, ATO) B− 

George Benson:

  • It's Uptown (1966, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Shape of Things to Come (1968 [2007], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Tell It Like It Is (1969 [2008], Verve) B 
  • I Got a Woman and Some Blues (1969 [2008], Verve) C 

Bent Shapes: Wolves of Want (2015 [2016], Slumberland) B+(**) 

Bentcousin: Bentcousin (2016, Team Love) B+(**) 

Dierks Bentley:

  • Up on the Ridge (2010, Capitol) B 
  • Home (2012, Capitol Nashville) B+(*) 
  • Black (2016, Capitol Nashville) B 
  • Riser (2014, Captiol Nashville) B− 

Brook Benton: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton (1959-70 [2000], Mercury) A− 

Cheryl Bentyne:

  • Lost Love Songs (2003-11 [2016], Summit) B+(***) 
  • Rearrangements of Shadows: The Music of Stephen Sondheim (2017, ArtistShare) B− 

Benyoro: Benyoro (2014, self-released) B+(***) 

Steve Beresford:

  • /Tristan Honsinger/David Toop/Toshinori Kondo: Double Indemnity/Imitation of Life (1980-81 [2001], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(*) 
  • /John Butcher: Old Paradise Airs (2019 [2020], Iluso) B+(*) 

Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band: Time Management (2014, Summit/MAMA) B+(*) 

Karl Berger:

  • /Kirk Knuffke: Moon (2013-14 [2015], NoBusiness, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Jason Kao Hwang: Conjure (2014 [2019], True Sound) B 
  • /Max Johnson/Billy Mintz: Sketches (2017 [2022], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 

Thomas Bergeron: Sacred Feast (2015, self-released) C+ 

Borah Bergman:

  • /Andrew Cyrille: The Human Factor (1992 [1993], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • /Hamid Drake: Reflections on Ornette Coleman and the Stone House (1995, Soul Note) B+(*) 
  • /Peter Brötzmann/Frode Gjerstad: Left (1996 [2016], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Perry Robinson/Steve Swell/Ray Sage: Quartets Trios Duos (2007 [2020], Mahakala Music) A− 
  • Luminescence (2008 [2009], Tzadik) A− 

Jerry Bergonzi:

  • Inside Out (1989 [1990], Red) B+(**) 
  • Lost in the Shuffle (1998, Double Time) B+(**) 
  • Intersecting Lines (2012 [2014], Savant) A− 
  • Rigamaroll (2012 [2015], Savant) A− 
  • Spotlight on Standards (2016, Savant) B+(***) 
  • Dog Star (2017, Savant) B+(***) 
  • The Seven Rays (2019, Savant) B+(*) 
  • Nearly Blue (2019 [2020], Savant) A− 

Gunnar Bergsten/Peter Nordahl: Play Lars Gullin (2000 [2004], Proprius) B+(***) 

Antoine Berjeaut: Wasteland (2013 [2014], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 

Antoine Berjeaut:

  • Moving Cities (2017 [2019], I See Colors) B+(**) 

David Berkman:

  • Self-Portrait (2011, Red Piano) B+(**) 
  • Old Friends and New Friends (2014 [2015], Palmetto) B+(**) 
  • Six of One (2018 [2019], Palmetto) A− 
  • Plays Music by John Coltrane and Pete Seeger: Solo Piano (2020, Without) B+(**) 

Rick Berlin: Paper Airplane (2010, Hi-N-Dry) B+(**) 

Sasha Berliner: Onyx (2022, self-released) B+(**) 

Josh Berman:

  • A Dance and a Hop (2015, Delmark) A− 
  • /Paul Lytton/Jason Roebke: Trio Discrepancies (2018 [2019], Astral Spirits) B+(**) 

Mili Bermejo/Dan Greenspan: Arte Del Dúo (2016, Ediciones Pentagrama) B+(***) 

Dan Bern: The Swastika E.P. (2002, Messenger, EP) A− 

Will Bernard:

  • Freelance Subversives (2020, Ropeadope) B 
  • Pond Life (2022, Dreck to Disk) A− 

Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds: In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Tim Berne:

  • The Ancestors (1983, Soul Note) B+(*) 
  • Mutant Variations (1983 [1984], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • Shadow Man (2013, ECM) B+(***) 
  • You've Been Watching Me (2014 [2015], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Incidentals (2014 [2017], ECM) B+(***)  's Snakeoil: The Tower Tapes #1 (2017 [2020], Jazz Club Ferrara) B+(**) 
  • /Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018 [2021], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • 's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10 (2019 [2020], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • 's Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 (2009-17 [2020], Intakt, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Matt Mitchell: Spiders (2020, Out of Your Head Untamed) + 
  • /Matt Mitchell: Spiders (2020, Out of Your Head) A− 
  • /Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars (2021 [2022], Intakt) B+(**) 

Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison (2020, Book) B+(**) 

Eraldo Bernocchi:

  • /Prakash Sontakke: Invisible Strings (2016, RareNoise) B+(***) 

Ernaldo Bernocchi:

  • Rosebud (2017, RareNoise) B+(*) 

Eraldo Bernocchi:

  • Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (2018, RareNoise) B+(*) 

Randy Bernsen: Grace Notes (2015, Jericho Jams) B 

Peter Bernstein:

  • Heart's Content (2002 [2003], Criss Cross) B+(***) 
  • Live at Smalls (2008 [2010], Smalls Live) B+(**) 
  • Let Loose (2016, Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 
  • Signs LIVE! (2015 [2017], Smoke Sessions, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • What Comes Next (2020, Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 

Sarah Bernstein:

  • Still/Free (2015 [2016], Leo) B+(***) 
  • Veer Quartet (2022, New Focus) B 

Steven Bernstein:

  • Community Music (2020 [2021], Royal Potato Family, EP) B+(***) 
  • 's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Tinctures in Time (Community Music, Vol. 1) (2021, Royal Potato Family) B+(***) 
  • 's MTO: Good Time Music (Community Music Vol. 2) (2022, Royal Potato Family) B+(***) 
  • & the Hot 9: Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol. 3) (2020 [2022], Royal Potato Family) B+(***) 
  • 's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Popular Culture (Community Music Vol. 4) (2020 [2022], Royal Potato Family, EP) B+(**) 

Ignacio Berroa: Straight Ahead From Havana (2017, Codes Drum Music) B+(**) 

Berry: Everything, Compromised (2018, Joyful Noise) B− 

Chris Berry and the Bayaka of Yandoumbe: Listen . . . OKA! (2011, Oka Productions) A− 

Chuck Berry:

  • After School Session (1955-57 [1957], Chess) B+(***) 
  • One Dozen Berrys (1957 [1958], Chess) B+(***) 
  • Chuck Berry Is on Top (1955-59 [1959], Chess) A− 
  • Rockin' at the Hops (1960, Chess) B+(**) 
  • New Juke Box Hits (1961, Chess) B+(*) 
  • Twist (1955-61 [1962], Chess) A− 
  • On Stage (1963, Chess) B− 
  • St. Louis to Liverpool (1957-64 [2004], Chess) A− 
  • Chuck Berry in London (1965, Chess) B+(***) 
  • Fresh Berry's (1965, Chess) B+(**) 
  • Chuck Berry's Golden Hits (1966 [1989], Mercury) B− 
  • Chuck Berry in Memphis (1967, Mercury) B+(*) 
  • Live at Fillmore Auditorium (1967, Mercury) B 
  • From St. Louie to Frisco (1968, Mercury) B+(*) 
  • Concerto in B-Goode (1969, Mercury) B+(*) 
  • Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (1969 [2021], Sunset Blvd.) B+(***) 
  • Back Home (1970, Chess) B+(***) 
  • San Francisco Dues (1971, Chess) B− 
  • The London Chuck Berry Sessions (1972, Chess) B 
  • Bio (1973, Chess) B+(**)  The Anthology (1955-73 [2000], MCA/Chess, 2CD) A 
  • Gold (1955-73 [2005], Chess) A 
  • Chuck Berry (1975, Chess) B+(**) 
  • Rock It (1979, Atco) B+(*) 
  • Rock 'N Roll Rarities (1957-64 [1986], Chess) B+(***) 
  • Live From Blueberry Hill (2005-06 [2021], Dualtone) A− 
  • Chuck (1991-2014 [2017], Dualtone) A− 

Steven Bernstein/Paolo Fresu/Gianluca Petrella/Marcus Rojas: Brass Bang! (2014 [2015], Bonsaï Music) B+(*) 

Camille Bertault & David Helbock: Playground (2021 [2022], ACT) B+(**) 

David Bertrand: Palmyra & Other Places (2017, Blujazz) B+(*) 

Lea Bertucci: Resonant Field (2017 [2019], NNA Tapes) B+(*) 

The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night (2010, Jagjaguwar) B 

Max Bessesen: Trouble (2020, Ropeadope) B+(**) 

Best Coast:

  • Crazy for You (2010, Mexican Summer) B+(*) 
  • The Only Place (2012, Mexican Summer) B+(**) 
  • Fade Away (2013, Mexican Summer, EP) B+(***) 
  • California Nights (2015, Harvest) B+(*) 

Jehnny Beth: To Love Is to Live (2010, Caroline) B+(*) 

The Beths:

  • Future Me Hates Me (2018, Carpark) B+(*) 
  • Jump Rope Gazers (2020, Carpark) B+(*) 
  • Expert in a Dying Field (2022, Carpark) B+(***) 

Better Oblivion Community Center: Better Oblivion Community Center (2019, Dead Oceans) B+(*) 

Bettie Serveert:

  • Palomine (1992, Matador) B+(**) 
  • Private Suit (2000, Hidden Agenda) B+(***) 
  • Log 22 (2003, Hidden Agenda) B+(***) 
  • Pharmacy of Love (2009 [2010], Second Motion) B+(**) 
  • Oh, Mayhem! (2013, Second Motion) B+(***) 

Beverly: Careers (2014, Kanine) B+(*) 

Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé: Éthiopiques 30: "Mistakes on Purpose" (2017, Buda Musique) A− 

Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star (2022, Big Dada) B+(**) 

Beyoncé:

  • B'Day (2006, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • I Am . . . Sasha Fierce (2008, Music World/Columbia, 2CD) C+ 
  • 4 (2011, Columbia) C 
  • Beyoncé (2013, Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Lemonade (2016, Parkwood/Columbia) A− 
  • Homecoming: The Live Album (2018 [2019], Columbia, 2CD) B 
  • Renaissance (2022, Parkwood/Columbia) A− 

Bfb Da Packman: Fat Niggas Need Love Too (2021, The Lunch Crew) B+(**) 

Bhad Bhabie: 15 (2018, Bhad Music) B+(**) 

Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English (2018, Anti-) B+(**) 

Debashish Bhattacharya: Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn (2015, Riverboat) B+(***) 

Bhi Bhiman: Bhiman (2012, Boocoo Music) B+(***) 

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: White People and the Damage Done (2013, Alternative Tentacles) B+(*) 

Pat Bianchi:

  • A Higher Standard (2015, 21-H) B+(*) 
  • In the Moment (2018, Savant) B 
  • Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (2021, Savant) B 

Gianni Bianchini: Type I (2016 [2017], self-released) B+(**) 

Andy Bianco: NYC Stories (2020, Next Level) B+(*) 

Eric Bibb:

  • Booker's Guitar (2008 [2010], Telarc) B+(***) 
  • Deeper in the Well (2011 [2012], Stony Plain) A− 
  • Jericho Road (2013, Stony Plain) B+(*) 
  • Blues People (2014, Stony Plain) B+(*) 
  • Dear America (2021, Provogue) B+(**) 

Bibio:

  • Mind Bokeh (2011, Warp) A− 
  • Silver Wilkinson (2013, Warp) B+(*) 
  • A Mineral Love (2016, Warp) B 
  • Phantom Brickworks (2017, Warp) B 

Carlos Bica:

  • & Azul: More Than This (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • & Azul: Azul in Ljubljana (2015 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • /Daniel Erdmann/DJ Illvibe: I Am the Escaped One (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Bicep:

  • Bicep (2017, Ninja Tune) B+(**) 
  • Isles (2021, Ninja Tune) B+(**) 

Justin Bieber: Purpose (2015, Def Jam) B 

Nick Biello: Vagabond Soul (2016 [2018], Blujazz) B+(**) 

Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings (2020, 14th Floor/Warner) B 

Big Baby Gandhi:

  • Big Fucking Baby (2011, mixtape) A− 
  • No 1 2 Look Up 2 (2012, mixtape) B+(***) 
  • Unreleased Freestyles + Other Bad Song Ideas (2013, self-released, EP) B 
  • /Yuri Beats: America Eats Its Babies (2013, Greedhead, EP) B 

The Big Bad Bones Featuring Scott Whitfield: Emergency Vehicle Blues (2019 [2020], Summit) B+(*) 

Big Boi:

  • Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010, Def Jam) A 
  • Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (2012, Def Jam) B+(*) 
  • /Phantogram: Big Grams (2015, Epic, EP) B+(*) 
  • Boomiverse (2017, Epic) B+(***) 

Big Bold Back Bone:

  • In Search of the Emerging Species (2015 [2017], Shhpuma) B 
  • Emerge (2015 [2018], Wide Ear) B+(*) 

Big Brother and the Holding Company: Be a Brother (1970, Columbia) B+(*) 

Big Chief Monk Boudreux: Bloodstains & Teardrops (2021, Whiskey Bayou) B+(*) 

Big Freedia:

  • Just Be Free (2014, Queen Diva) B+(*) 
  • 3rd Ward Bounce (2018, Asylum Worldwide, EP) B 

Big Heart Machine: Big Heart Machine (2017 [2018], self-released) B 

Big Joe: Keep Rocking and Swinging (1977, Live and Love) B+(***) 

Big K.R.I.T.:

  • Return of 4Eva (2011, mixtape) B+(***) 
  • 4Eva N a Day (2012, mixtape) A− 
  • Live From the Underground (2012, Def Jam) A− 
  • Cadillactica (2014, Def Jam) A− 
  • It's Better This Way (2015, self-released) B+(*) 
  • 4Eva Is a Mightly Long Time (2017, Multi Alumni/BMG, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • K.R.I.T. Iz Here (2019, Multi Alumni) B+(**) 
  • Digital Roses Don't Die (2022, BMG) B+(**) 

Big Lazy: Don't Cross Myrtle (2014, Tasankee) B+(***) 

The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (2020, Fiction) B 

The Big Pink: A Brief History of Love (2009, 4AD) B+(*) 

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys: Swingin' West (1995, Hightone) B+(*) 

Big Satan: I Think They Liked It Honey (1996 [1997], Winter & Winter) B+(***) 

Big Sean:

  • Hall of Fame (2013, Def Jam) B+(*) 
  • Detroit 2 (2020, GOOD Music/Def Jam) B+(**) 

Big Star:

  • Live at Lafayette's Music Room (1973 [2018], Omnivore) B+(*) 
  • Live on WLIR (1974 [2018], Omnivore) B+(**) 

Big Stick: Some of the Best of Big Stick (1985-91 [2019], Drag Racing Underground) B+(**) 

Big Sugar: Revolution Per Minute (2011, Bread & Water) B 

Big Thief:

  • Masterpiece (2016, Saddle Creek) B+(*) 
  • Capacity (2017, Saddle Creek) B+(**) 
  • U.F.O.F. (2019, 4AD) A− 
  • Two Hands (2019, 4AD) B+(**) 
  • Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (2022, 4AD) A− 

Big Ups:

  • Eighteen Hours of Static (2014, Tough Love/Dead Labour) A− 
  • Before a Million Universes (2016, Exploding/Tough Love) B+(***) 

The Big Yes: The Big Yes (2018 [2019], Nakama) B+(**) 

Big Youth:

  • Dreadlocks Dread (1975, Klik) B+(***) 
  • Natty Cultural Dread (1976, Trojan) B 
  • Hit the Road Jack (1976, Trojan) B+(*) 
  • Isaiah First Prophet of Old (1978, Negusa Nagast) B+(**) 
  • Progress (1979, Negusa Negast) A− 
  • A Reggae Collection (1973-80 [1992], Essex Entertainment) A− 
  • The Chanting Dread Inna Fine Style (1973-82 [1982], Heartbeat) B+(***) 
  • Live at Reggae Sunsplash (1982 [1984], Sunsplash) B+(**) 
  • A Luta Continua (1984 [1985], Heartbeat) B+(**) 
  • Manifestation (1988, Heartbeat) B+(*) 
  • Higher Grounds (1995, VP) B+(*) 

Bigg Jus: Machines That Make Civilization Fun (2012, Mush) B+(*) 

Bike for Three!:

  • More Heart Than Brains (2009, Anticon) B+(***) 
  • So Much Forever (2014, Fake Four) B+(**) 

Bikini Kill:

  • Revolution Girl Style Now (1991 [2015], Bikini Kill) B+(***) 
  • Bikini Kill (1992, Kill Rock Stars, EP) B+(**) 
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (1992 [1993], Kill Rock Stars, EP) B+(**) 
  • The Singles (1993-95 [1998], Kill Rock Stars, EP) B+(***) 

Bilal:

  • Love for Sale (2001-03 [2006], bootleg) B+(**) 
  • A Love Surreal (2013, E1) B+(**) 
  • In Another Life (2015, E1) B+(**) 

Billy Joe + Norah: Foreverly (2013, Reprise) B 

Steve Bilodeau: The Sun Through the Rain (2017, self-released) B+(*) 

Daniel Bingert: Berit in Space (2019 [2020], Moserobie) B+(***) 

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses: Junky Star (2010, Lost Highway) B+(**) 

Binker and Moses:

  • Dem Ones (2014 [2015], Gearbox) B+(***) 
  • Journey to the Mountain of Forever (2016 [2017], Gearbox, 2CD) B+(**)  Alive in the East? (2017 [2018], Gearbox) A− 
  • Escape the Flames (2017 [2020], Gearbox) A− 
  • Feeding the Machine (2021 [2022], Gearbox) B+(**) 

David Binney:

  • South (2000 [2001], ACT) B+(**) 
  • Lifted Land (2012 [2013], Criss Cross) B+(*) 
  • Anacapa (2014, Criss Cross) B+(*) 
  • The Time Verses (2016 [2017], Criss Cross) B+(**) 
  • Here & Now (2018, Mythology) B− 
  • /Kenny Wollesen: Basu (2020, Mythology) B+(*) 
  • A Glimpse of the Eternal (2021 [2022], Criss Cross) B+(*) 

Luciano Biondini: Senza Fine (2014 [2015], Intakt) B+(*) 

Scott H. Biram:

  • Bad Ingredients (2011, Bloodshot) B+(***) 
  • Nothin' but Blood (2014, Bloodshot) B+(***) 
  • The Bad Testament (2017, Bloodshot) B+(**) 
  • Sold Out to the Devil: A Collection of Gospel Cuts by the Rev. Scott H. Biram (2019, Bloodshot) A− 
  • Fever Dreams (2020, Bloodshot) B+(**) 

Birdman & Lil Wayne: Like Father, Like Son (2006, Cash Money/Universal) B+(***) 

Nat Birchall:

  • World Without Form (2012, Sound Soul and Spirit) B+(***) 
  • Live in Larissa (2013 [2014], Sound Soul and Spirit) A− 
  • Invocations (2015, Jazzman) A− 
  • Creation (2016, Sound Soul & Spirit) B+(***) 
  • Cosmic Language (2018, Jazzman) B+(***) 
  • /Al Breadwinner: Sounds Almighty (2018, Tradition Disc) B+(**) 
  • The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef (2019, Jazzman) B+(**) 
  • Mysticism of Sound (2020, Ancient Archive of Sound) B+(**) 
  • /Al Breadwinner: Upright Living (2020, Tradition Disc) B+(***) 
  • Exaltation: Live in Athens Vol 1 (2018 [2020], Parafono) B+(*) 
  • /Al Breadwinner: Tradition Disc in Dub (2020, Tradition Disc) B+(***) 
  • Ancient Africa (2021, Ancient Archive of Sound) B+(***) 
  • Afro Trane (2022, Ancient Archive of Sound) A− 

Selwyn Birchwood: Living in a Burning House (2021, Alligator) B+(*) 

Andrew Bird:

  • Armchair Apocrypha (2007, Fat Possum) B+(**) 
  • Noble Beast (2009, Fat Possum) B+(*) 
  • Break It Yourself (2012, Mom + Pop Music) B+(**) 
  • Hands of Glory (2012, Mom + Pop Music, EP) B+(*) 

Tyrone Birkett/Emancipation: Postmodern Spirituals: The Promised Land (2013 [2014], Araminta Music) B+(**) 

June Bisantz: It's Always You: June Bisantz Sings Chet Baker Vol. 2 (2015, self-released) B+(*) 

Andrew Bishop: De Profundis (2015, Envoi) B+(***) 

Bonnie Bishop: The Walk (2019, Thirty Tigers) B+(**) 

Elvin Bishop:

  • Raisin' Hell: Live! (1976 [1977], Capricorn) A−  Can't Even Do Wrong Right (2014, Alligator) B+(**) 
  • /Charlie Musselwhite: 100 Years of Blues (2020, Alligator) B+(**) 

Jeb Bishop:

  • 98 Duets (1998, Wobbly Rail) B+(*) 
  • /Harris Eisenstadt/Jason Roebke: Tiebreaker (2008, Not Two) B+(**) 
  • 2009 (2009, Better Animal) B+(***) 
  • /Tim Daisy: Old Shoulders (2012, Relay) B+(**) 
  • Flex Quartet: Re-Collect (2015 [2019], Not Two) A− 
  • Three Valentines & Goodbye (2016 [2017], 1980) B 
  • /Jaap Blonk/Weasel Walter/Damon Smith: JeJaWeDa: Pioneer Works Vol. 1 (2019, Balance Point Acoustics) B+(*) 
  • Centrifugal Trio (2019 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(**) 

Todd Bishop: Travelogue (2014, Origin) B 

Walter Bishop Jr.: Coral Keys (1971 [2020], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(**) 

Bishop Nehru/MF Doom: NehruvianDOOM (2014, Lex) B+(**) 

Michael Bisio:

  • Live at Vision Fest. XII (2008 [2009], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Requiem for a New York Slice (2018 [2019], Iluso) B+(*) 
  • /Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (2018 [2021], ESP-Disk) B+(***) 
  • MBefore (2020 [2022], Tao Forms) B+(***) 

Andy Biskin:

  • Ibid: Act Necessary (2012 [2014], Strudelmedia) A− 
  • 16 Tons: Songs From the Alan Lomax Collection (2018, Andorfin) B+(**) 

Bitchin Bajas: Switched on Ra (2021, Drag City) B+(***) 

Bitori: Legend of Funana: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands (1997 [2016], Analog Africa) B+(***) 

Bizingas: Eggs Up High (2015, NCM East) B+(**) 

B.J. the Chicago Kid:

  • In My Mind (2016, Motown) A− 
  • 1123 (2019, Motown) B+(*) 

Björk:

  • Debut (1993, Elektra) B+(*) 
  • Post (1995, Elektra) B 
  • Greatest Hits (1993-2001 [2002], Elektra) B+(***) 
  • Volta (2007, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Voltaic (2007 [2009], Nonesuch) B+(*) 
  • Biophilia (2011, One Little Indian) B− 
  • Vulnicura (2015, One Little Indian) B 
  • Utopia (2017, One Little Indian) B+(*) 

Raoul Björkenheim:

  • /Krakatau: Ritual (1988-90 [1996], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • /Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Scorch Trio (2002, Rune Grammofon) B+(***)  
  • Ecstasy (2012 [2014], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • Ecstasy: Out of the Blue (2014 [2015], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • Ecstasy: Doors of Perception (2017, Cuneiform) A−  
  • Triad: Beyond (2016 [2017], Eclipse Music) B+(**) 
  • Solar Winds (2019 [2020], Long Song) B+(***) 

Maggie Björklund: Shaken (2014, Bloodshot) B 

Bktherula:

  • Nirvana (2020, Warner) A− 
  • Love Black (2021, Warner) B+(***) 

Aloe Blacc:

  • Good Things (2010, Stones Throw) B 
  • Lift Your Spirit (2013 [2014], XIX/Interscope) B+(*) 

Ben Black: Mystery & Wonder (2007 [2021], Origin) B+(**) 

Clint Black: Out of Sane (2020, Blacktop/Thirty Tigers) B+(*) 

Jim Black:

  • Alasnoaxis: Splay (2001 [2002], Winter & Winter) B+(**) 
  • Somatic (2011 [2012], Winter & Winter) B+(***) 
  • /AlasNoAxis: Antiheroes (2012 [2013], Winter & Winter) B+(*)  My Choice (2000-13 [2021], Winter & Winter) B+(**) 
  • The Constant (2015 [2016], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • /Óskar Gudjónsson/Elias Stemeseder/Chris Tordini: Mala Mute (2016 [2017], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • Reckon (2019 [2020], Intakt) A− 

Black Alien: Abaixo De Zero: Hello Hell (2019, Extrapunk Extrafunk) B+(*) 

The Black Angels: Phosphene Dream (2010, Light in the Attic) B+(***) 

Black Art Jazz Collective:

  • Presented by the Side Door Jazz Club (2016, Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Armor of Pride (2018, HighNote) B 
  • Ascension (2020, HighNote) B+(*) 

Black Bombaim:

  • Titans (2012, Lovers & Lollypops) B+(***) 
  • /La La La Ressonance: Black Bombaim & La La La Ressonance (2013 [2014], PAD/Lovers & Lollypops) B+(**) 
  • Far Out (2014, Lovers & Lollipops) A− 
  • /Peter Brötzmann: Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann (2016, Clean Feed) A− 

Black Country, New Road:

  • For the First Time (2021, Ninja Tune) B+(**) 
  • Ants From Up There (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 

Black Eyed Peas:

  • The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009, Interscope) A− 
  • The Beginning (2010, Interscope) B+(**) 
  • Translation (2020, Epic) B+(***) 

Black Flag: Damaged (1981, SST) B+(**) 

Black Flower: Magma (2022, Sdban Ultra) B+(***) 

Black Foxxes: Reiði (2018, Spinefarm) B 

The Black Keys:

  • Brothers (2010, Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • Delta Kream (2021, Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • Dropout Boogie (2022, Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) B 

Black Kids: Partie Traumatic (2008, Almost Gold/Columbia) B+(***) 

Black Light Burns: Cruel Melody (2007, I Am Wolfpack) B+(*) 

Black Lips:

  • Good Bad Not Evil (2007, Vice) B+(*) 
  • Arabia Mountain (2011, Vice) B+(*) 
  • Satan's Graffiti or God's Art? (2017, Vice) B+(*) 

Black Midi:

  • Schlagenheim (2019, Rough Trade) B+(**) 
  • Cavalcade (2021, Rough Trade) B 
  • Hellfire (2022, Rough Trade) B− 

Black Milk:

  • Album of the Year (2010, Fat Beats) B+(**) 
  • /Danny Brown: Black and Brown (2011, Fat Beats, EP) B+(**) 

Black Moth Super Rainbow:

  • Eating Us (2009, Graveface) A− 
  • Cobra Juicy (2012, Frenchkiss/Rad Cult) B+(*) 

Black Mountain: Wilderness Heart (2010, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 

Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive (2021, Black Hill) B+(*) 

Black Prairie: A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart (2012, Sugar Hill) B+(**) 

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Baby 81 (2007, RCA) B+(**) 

Black Sheep: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1991, Mercury) B+(**) 

Black Tambourine: Black Tambourine (1989-92 [2010], Slumberland) B+(**) 

Black Thought:

  • Streams of Thought Vol. 1 (2018, Human Re Sources, EP) B+(***) 
  • Streams of Thought Vol. 2 (2018, Human Re Sources, EP) A− 
  • Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel (2020, Republic) A− 

Black to Comm: Seven Horses for Seven Kings (2019, Thrill Jockey) B 

Black Top: #Two (2014 [2015], Babel) B+(***) 

Black Truth Rhythm Band: Ifetayo (1976 [2011], Soundway) B+(**) 

Black Uhuru:

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1979-80 [1981], Taxi) B+(***) 
  • Chill Out (1982, Mango) B+(**) 
  • The Best of Black Uhuru [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1979-84 [2004], Island) A− 
  • Brutal (1986, RAS) B+(**) 
  • Brutal Dub (1986, RAS) B 
  • Now (1990, Mesa) B+(**) 

Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968 [2021], Salaam/Gotta Groove) B+(**) 

Blackalicious: Amani, Vol. 1 (2015, OGM) A− 

Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (2021, 3 Legged) B+(*) 

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Kings and Queens (2011, FU:M) B− 

BlackPink: The Album (2020, YG Entertainment/Interscope) B+(**) 

Blacks' Myths: Blacks' Myths II (2019, Atlantic Rhythms) B+(**) 

Daniel Blacksberg: Perilous Architecture (2012 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Brian Blade:

  • Fellowship: Perceptual (2000, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • & the Fellowship Band: Landmarks (2010 [2014], Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • & the Fellowship Band: Body and Shadow (2017, Blue Note) B− 

Namir Blade: Namir Blade Presents Aphelion's Traveling Circus (2020, Mello Music Group) B+(*) 

Bladee/Ecco2k: Crest (2022, Year0001) B+(*) 

Rubén Blades:

  • Tangos (2010 [2014], Sunnyside) B 
  • y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: Salswing! (2021, Rubén Blades Productions) 

Blaer: Yellow (2019 [2020], Ronin Rhythm) B+(**) 

Dan Blake: Da Fé (2019 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

James Blake:

  • Klavierwerke (2010, R&S, EP) B+(*) 
  • James Blake (2011, Atlas) B 
  • Enough Thunder (2011, Atlas, EP) C 
  • Overgrown (2013, Polydor) B 
  • The Colour in Anything (2016, Polydor) B− 
  • Assume Form (2019, Polydor) B− 
  • Friends That Break Your Heart (2021, Republic) B 

Johnathan Blake:

  • Gone, but Not Forgotten (2014, Criss Cross) B+(***) 
  • Trion (2018 [2019], Giant Step Arts, 2CD) A− 
  • Homeward Bound (2021, Blue Note) B+(***) 

Michael Blake:

  • In the Grand Scheme of Things (2012, Songlines) B 
  • Tiddy Boom (2014, Sunnyside) A− 
  • Fulfillment (2016, Songlines) B+(*) 

Ran Blake:

  • Plays Solo Piano (1965 [2013], ESP-Disk) B 
  • /Jeanne Lee: Free Standards: Stockholm 1966 (1966 [2013], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 
  • /Jeanne Lee: The Newest Sound You Never Heard (1966-67 [2019], A-Side, 2CD) A− 
  • Painted Rhythms: The Compleat Ran Blake Volume II (1985 [1988], GM) B 
  • /Anthony Braxton: A Memory of Vienna (1988 [2009], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • Something to Live For (1998 [1999], Hatology) B+(*) 
  • Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir (1999 [2000], Hatology) B+(*) 
  • Grey December: Live in Rome (2010 [2011], Tompkins Square) B 
  • Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell (2010 [2015], A-Side) B+(***) 
  • /Clare Ritter: Eclipse Orange (2017 [2019], Zoning) A− 
  • /Andrew Rathbun: Northern Noir (2018 [2020], SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Robt Sarazin Blake: Recitative (2017, Same Room, 2CD) A− 

Seamus Blake:

  • Superconductor (2015 [2016], 5Passion) B− 
  • /Chris Cheek: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (2015 [2016], Criss Cross) B+(**) 
  • Guardians of the Heart Machine (2017 [2019], Whirlwind) B+(***) 

Robert Sarazin Blake with Jefferson Hamer and the Powderkegs: Put It All Down in a Letter (2011, Same Room) A− 

Blake Babies: Innocence and Experience (1986-91 [1993], Mammoth) A− 

Art Blakey:

  • The Jazz Messengers (1956 [1997], Columbia/Legacy) A− 
  • & the Jazz Messengers: Just Coolin' (1959 [2020], Blue Note) B+(***) 
  • & the Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings (1961 [2021], Blue Note) A−  Ugetsu (1963 [2011], Riverside/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Soul Finger (1965 [2009], Verve) B+(**) 

Yugen Blakrok:

  • Return of the Astro-Goth (2013, Iapetus) A− 
  • Anima Mysterium (2019, IOT) A− 

The Blam Blams: Opening Night (2020, LunaSea Media) B 

Terence Blanchard:

  • Bounce (2003, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • Choices (2009, Concord) B+(*) 
  • Magnetic (2013, Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • Breathless (2015, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • Live (2018, Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • Absence (2021, Blue Note) B+(**) 

Blanck Mass:

  • Dumb Flesh (2015, Sacred Bones) B+(***) 
  • World Eater (2017, Sacred Bones) B+(*) 

Mykki Blanco: Mykki (2016, !K7) B+(*) 

Bobby Bland: Two Steps From the Blues (1956-60 [1961], Duke/MCA) A− 

Bobby Bland: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bobby Bland (1961-74 [2000], MCA) A− 

Carsie Blanton:

  • Ain't So Green (2005, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Idiot Heart (2012, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Not Old, Not New (2014, So Ferocious) B+(**) 
  • So Ferocious (2016, So Ferocious) B+(*) 
  • Buck Up (2019, So Ferocious) A− 
  • Love & Rage (2021, So Ferocious) A− 

Blaqstarr:

  • Divine EP (2011, NEET) A− 
  • The Blaq-Files (2002-06) (2002-06 [2014], Jeffree's/Mad Decent, EP) B+(*) 

Blarf: Cease & Desist (2019, Stones Throw) B− 

Samuel Blaser:

  • Boundless (2010 [2011], Hatology) B+(*) 
  • /Paul Motian: Consort in Motion (2010 [2011], Kind of Blue) B+(***) 
  • A Mirror to Machaut (2013, Songlines) B+(**) 
  • Spring Rain (2014-15 [2015], Whirlwind) B+(**) 
  • /Marc Ducret/Peter Bruun: Taktlos Zürich 2017 (2017 [2918], Hatology) B+(*) 
  • Early in the Mornin' (2017 [2018], Out Note) B+(*) 

Karl Blau: Introducing Karl Blau (2016, Raven Marching Band) B 

Bleachers:

  • Gone Now (2017, RCA) B+(*) 
  • Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (2021, RCA) B+(*) 

Theo Bleckmann:

  • /Fumio Yasuda: Berlin: Songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile (2007, Winter & Winter) B+(***) 
  • Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush (2011 [2012], Winter & Winter) B+(**) 
  • Elegy (2016 [2017], ECM) B+(*) 
  • /The Westerlies: This Land (2019 [2021], Westerlies Music) B+(***) 

Bleeding Rainbow: Yeah Right (2013, Kanine) B+(*) 

Noah Bless: New York Strong: Latin Jazz! (2020, Zoho) B+(*) 

Leah Blevins: First Time Feeling (2021, Crabtree) B+(*) 

Carla Bley:

  • Tropic Appetites (1973-74 [1974], Watt) B+(*) 
  • Dinner Music (1976 [1977], Watt) B+(**) 
  • Social Studies (1980 [1981], Watt) B+(*) 
  • Live! (1981 [1982], Watt/ECM) A− 
  • I Hate to Sing (1981-83 [1984], Watt/ECM) B+(***) 
  • Heavy Heart (1983 [1984], Watt/ECM) B+(**) 
  • Night-glo (1985, Watt/ECM) B− 
  • Sextet (1986-87 [1987], Watt/ECM) B+(*) 
  • Fleur Carnivore (1988 [1989], Watt/ECM) B+(***) 
  • /Steve Swallow: Go Together (1992 [1993], Watt/ECM) B+(*) 
  • Big Band Theory (1992 [1993], Watt/ECM) B+(**) 
  • /Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Songs With Legs (1994 [1996], Watt/ECM) B+(**) 
  • Big Band: Goes to Church (1996, Watt/ECM) B+(*) 
  • Fancy Chamber Music (1997 [1998], Watt/ECM) B 
  • /Steve Swallow: Are We There Yet? (1998 [1999], Watt/ECM) B+(*) 
  • 4X4 (1999 [2000], Watt/ECM) B+(*) 
  • /Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Trios (2013, ECM) B+(***) 
  • /Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Andando el Tiempo (2015 [2016], ECM) B+(***) 
  • /Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Life Goes On (2019 [2020], ECM) B+(***) 

Paul Bley: Barrage (1964 [1965], ESP-Disk) B+(**) 

Paul Bley:

  • Touching & Blood Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(**) 
  • Mr. Joy (1968, Limelight) A− 
  • /John Surman/Bill Frisell/Paul Motian: The Paul Bley Quartet (1987 [1988], ECM) B+(**) 
  • /Paul Motian: Notes (1987 [1988], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • /Gary Peacock: Partners (1989 [1991], Owl) B+(***) 
  • /Jimmy Giuffre/Steve Swallow: The Life of a Trio: Sunday (1989 [1990], Owl) B+(***) 
  • 12 (+6) in a Row (1990 [2008], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • /Gary Peacock: Mindset (1992 [1997], Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • Reality Check (1994 [1996], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Notes on Ornette (1996 [1997], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • /Evan Parker/Barre Phillips: Sankt Gerold (1996 [2000], ECM) B+(***) 
  • /Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: When Will the Blues Leave (1999 [2019], ECM) B+(**) 
  • Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2008 [2014], ECM) B+(*) 

Mary J. Blige:

  • What's the 411? (1992, Uptown/MCA) B+(**) 
  • Herstory, Vol. 1 (1992-97 [2019], Geffen) A− 
  • No More Drama (2001, MCA) B+(**) 
  • Love & Life (2003, Geffen) B+(***) 
  • Growing Pains (2007, Geffen) B+(***) 
  • Stronger With Each Tear (2009, Geffen) B+(**) 
  • My Life II . . . The Journey Continues (Act 1) (2011, Geffen) B+(*) 
  • The London Sessions (2014, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Strength of a Woman (2017, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Good Morning Gorgeous (2022, 300/Mary Jane Productions) A− 

Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation (2007, Sub Pop) B 

Blind Boys of Alabama: I'll Find a Way (2013, Masterworks) B 

Blind Lemon Jazz: After Hours: New Pages in the American Songbook (2019, Ofeh) B+(*) 

BLK JKS: After Robots (2009, Secretly Canadian) B− 

Bloc Party:

  • A Weekend in the City (2007, Vice/Atlantic) B 
  • Alpha Games (2022, Infectious/BMG) B 

Lena Bloch:

  • Feathery (2012 [2014], Thirteenth Note) B+(***) 
  • Heart Knows (2017, Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 
  • /Feathery: Rose of Lifta (2019 [2021], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 

Urs Blöchlinger Revisited: Harry Doesn't Mind (2018 [2020], Leo) B+(**) 

Dan Block: Block Party: A Saint Louis Connection (2015 [2018], Miles High) B+(***) 

Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (2022, InDent/Mercury Nashville) B+(*) 

Rory Block: Shake 'Em on Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell (2011, Stony Plain) B+(**) 

Blockhead: Interludes After Midnight (2012, Ninja Tune) B+(***) 

Pip Blom: Boat (2019, Heavenly) B+(***) 

Blonde Redhead: 23 (2007, 4AD) B+(**) 

Blondie: Pollinator (2017, BMG) B 

Alpha Blondy & the Solar System: Grand Bassam Zion Rock (1996 [2011], VP) B+(*) 

Blood & Burger: Guitar Music (2002 [2003], Dernière Bande) B+(**) 

Blood Orange:

  • Coastal Grooves (2011, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Cupid Deluxe (2013, Domino) B+(***) 
  • Freetown Sound (2016, Domino) A− 
  • Negro Swan (2018, Domino) B+(**) 
  • Angel's Pulse (2019, Domino) B+(**) 

The Bloody Hollies: Yours Until the Bitter End (2011, Alive) B+(*) 

Jane Ira Bloom:

  • Mighty Lights (1982 [1983], Enja) B+(***) 
  • The Red Quartets (1997-99 [1999], Arabesque) A− 
  • Sometimes the Magic (2000 [2001], Arabesque) B+(**) 
  • Chasing Paint: Meets Jackson Pollock (2002 [2003], Arabesque) A− 
  • Like Silver, Like Song (2004 [2005], ArtistShare) B+(***) 
  • Early Americans (2015 [2016], Outline) A− 
  • Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (2017, Outline, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • /Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (2020 [2021], Radio Legs) B+(**) 

Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias:

  • See Our Way (2021-22 [2022], Radio Legs) + 

Jane Ira Bloom:

  • Picturing the Invisible: Focus 1 (2022, self-released) B+(***) 

#Bloomerangs: Moments and Fragments (2020, Instru Dash Mental) B+(*) 

Jake Blount: Spider Tales (2020, Free Dirt) B+(***) 

Kurtis Blow: The Best of Kurtis Blow [20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection] (1979-86 [2003], Mercury/Chronicles) B+(***) 

Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas: Bye Bye Blues (2020, Seraphic) B+(**) 

Blue Reality [Michael Marcus/Joe McPhee/Jay Rosen/Warren Smith]:

  • Quartet! (2020 [2021], Mahakala Music) B+(***) 

Blue Reality Quartet!:

  • Ella's Island (2022, Mahakala Music) B+(**) 

Arthur Blythe:

  • Blythe Spirit (1981, Columbia) B+(***)  Put Sunshine in It (1985, Columbia) B 

Blu:

  • NoYork! (2011, New World Color) A− 
  • No York E Mo Work (Rmx Z 1.3) (2012, download) B 
  • Her Favorite Colo(u)r (2009 [2011], Nature Sounds) B+(*) 
  • Good to Be Home (2014, Nature Sounds, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • /Oh No: A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (2019, Native Sounds) B+(**) 
  • /Exile: Miles (2020, Fat Beats) A− 
  • The Color Blu(e) (2021, Nature Sounds) B+(*) 

Ray Blue: Work (2019, Jazzheads) B+(**) 

T.K. Blue: A Warm Embrace (2013 [2014], Blujazz) B− 

Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (1968, Philips) B+(*) 

Blue Muse: Blue Muse Live (2015, Dolphinium) B 

Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View (2017, Blue Note, 2CD) B+(**) 

Blue Notes:

  • Legacy: Live in South Afrika 1964 (1964 [1995], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Blue Notes for Mongezi (1975 [1976], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Blue Notes in Concert (1977 [2022], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Blue Notes for Johnny (1987, Ogun) A− 

Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra: Live at the Bird's Eye (2012 [2017], self-released) B+(*) 

Blue Standard: A Good Thing (2018 [2019], Big Time) B 

Blueface:

  • Dirt Bag (2019, Cash Money, EP) B+(***) 
  • Find the Beat (2020, Cash Money) B+(**) 

The Bluegrass Album Band: The Bluegrass Album, Vol. 3: California Connection (1983, Rounder) B+(**) 

Blueprint:

  • Adventures in Counter Culture (2011, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • Two-Headed Monster (2018, Weightless) A− 

Hamiet Bluiett:

  • Birthright: A Solo Blues Concert (1977, India Navigation) B+(**) 
  • Resolution (1977 [1978], Black Saint) B+(*) 
  • "Dangerously Suite" (1981, Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • Bearer of the Holy Flame (1983 [2021], Strut) A− 
  • Ebu (1984, Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • /Concept: Live at Carlos 1 (1986 [1997], Just a Memory) A− 
  • Sankofa/Rear Garde (1992 [1993], Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • Live at the Village Vanguard: Ballads and Blues (1994 [1997], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • With Eyes Wide Open (2000, Justin Time) A− 

John Blum/Jackson Krall: Duplexity (2018 [2020], Relative Pitch) B+(***) 

Michael Blum:

  • /Jim Stinnett: Commitment (2015, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Chasin' Oscar: A Tribute to Oscar Peterson (2015 [2016], self-released) B+(*) 

Martin Blume:

  • /Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains (2016 [2018], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Wilbert De Joode/John Butcher: Low Yellow (2016 [2018], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(**) 

Blur:

  • Leisure (1991, SBK) B 
  • Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993, SBK) B− 
  • 13 (1999, Virgin) B+(**) 
  • The Magic Whip (2015, Parlophone) B+(**) 

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Loved Wild Lost (2015, Little Sur) B+(**) 

The Michael Blum Quartet: Initiation (2014, self-released) B+(*) 

Dean Blunt:

  • /Inga Copeland: Black Is Beautiful (2012, Hyperdub) B+(*) 
  • The Redeemer (2013, Hippos in Tanks) B 
  • Black Metal (2014, Rough Trade) B+(*) 
  • Black Metal 2 (2021, Rough Trade) B+(**) 

Blushh + Maddie Ross: Split (2017, self-released, EP) B+(**) 

BNJMN: Black Square (2011, Rush Hour) B+(**) 

Eddie Bo: Check Mr. Popeye (1959-62 [1988], Rounder) B+(**) 

Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest (2013, Warp) B 

B.o.B.:

  • The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010, Grand Hustle/Atlantic) B− 

B.o.B:

  • Strange Clouds (2012, Atlantic) B− 

Eric Bobo/Latin Bitman: Welcome to the Ritmo Machine (2011, Nacional) B+(**) 

Willie Bobo: Bobo Motion (1967 [2008], Verve) B− 

Fiorenzo Bodrato: Travelling Without Moving (2012 [2014], CMC) B+(***) 

Body Count:

  • Bloodlust (2017, Century Media) B+(***) 
  • Carnivore (2020, Century Media) B+(**) 

Body/Head: Coming Apart (2013, Matador) B− 

Body Me&!pi;a: The Work Is Slow (2020 [2021], Hausu Mountain) A− 

Afel Bocoum: Lindé (2020, World Circuit) B+(**) 

Erik Bogaerts/Hendrik Lasure/Pit Dahm: Bogaerts & Lasure + Dahm (2016, self-released) B− 

Mike Bogle:

  • Live at Stoney's (2015 [2016], MBP/Groove) B 
  • Let There Be Light (2021, MBP/Groove) B 

Erin Boheme: What a Life (2012 [2013], Heads Up) B+(*) 

Boi Akih: Liquid Songs (2016, TryTone) B+(*) 

Bola: Volume 7 (2009 [2012], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Dark & Dirty Mile (2013, Proud Souls Entertainment) B+(**) 

Bolt: Shuffle (2013 [2014], Driff) B+(***) 

Axel Boman:

  • Luz (2022, Studio Barnhus) B+(**) 
  • Quest for Fire (2022, Studio Barnhus) B+(***) 

Bomb the Music Industry!: Vacation (2011, Really) B+(*) 

Bomba Estéreo:

  • Elegancia Tropical (2012 [2013], Soundway) A− 
  • Amanecer (2015, Sony Music Latin) B+(***) 
  • Ayo (2017, Sony Music Latin) B+(**) 
  • Deja (2021, Sony Music Latin) B+(**) 

Jorun Bombay & Phill Most Chill: Jorun-PMC (2020, AE Productions) B+(***) 

Bombay Bicycle Club:

  • A Different Kind of Fix (2011, Island) B 
  • Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (2020, Island) B 

Bombino:

  • Agadez (2011, Cumbancha) A− 
  • Nomad (2013, Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • Azel (2016, Partisan) B+(***) 
  • Deran (2018, Partisan) B+(***) 

The Bombpops: Death in Venice Beach (2020, Fat Wreck Chords) B+(**) 

Bon Iver:

  • For Emma, Forever Ago (2006-07 [2008], Jagjaguwar) B 
  • Bon Iver (2011, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 
  • 22, a Million (2016, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 
  • I, I (2019, Jagjaguwar) B 

Bonde do Rolê: With Lasers (2007, Domino) B+(**) 

A.A. Bondy: Believers (2011, Fat Possum) B 

Bones [Ziv Taubenfeld/Shay Hazan/Nir Sabag]: Reptiles (2017 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Boneshaker: Unusual Words (2012 [2014], Soul What) B+(***) 

Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (2018, Fat Possum) B− 

Luiz Bonfa:

  • Composer of Black Orpheus Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (1962 [2008], Verve) B+(**) 
  • The Brazilian Scene (1965 [2008], Verve) B− 
  • /Maria Toledo: Braziliana (1965 [2008], Verve) B+(**) 

Bonjintan: Dental Kafka (2018 [2020], Trost) B+(**) 

Jean-François Bonnel and His Swinging Jazz Cats: With Thanks to Benny Carter (2017, Arbors) B+(**) 

Joe Bonner: Triangle (1975 [2009], Why Not) B+(***) 

Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman (2020, 37d03d) B 

Bonobo:

  • Black Sands (2010, Ninja Tune) B+(**) 
  • Fragments (2022, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Gorilla (1967, Liberty) B+(*) 

Bonzo Squad: There's Always Tomorrow (2019, self-released, EP) B 

Boogaloo Assassins: Old Love Dies Hard (2013, Sicario, EP) B+(***) 

Boogat: El Gato Y Los Rumberos (2020, Ray-On, EP) B 

Boogie: Everythings for Sale (2019, Shady/Interscope) B+(*) 

Boogie Down Productions: Sex and Violence (1992, Jive) A− 

Benjamin Booker:

  • Benjamin Booker (2014, ATO) B+(***) 
  • Witness (2017, ATO) B+(***) 

James Booker:

  • Junco Partner (1976, Rounder) B+(**) 
  • Gonzo: Live 1976 (1976 [2014], Rockbeat, 2CD) A− 
  • Vol. 1: At Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1976 (1976 [2019], Jazzline) B+(**) 

The Books:

  • Thought for Food (2002, Tomlab) B+(***) 
  • The Lemon of Pink (2003, Tomlab) B+(*) 
  • Lost and Safe (2005, Tomlab) B+(***) 
  • The Way Out (2010, Temporary Residence) A− 

Benjamin Boone:

  • /Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz (2012-14 [2018], Origin) A− 
  • /Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz: Volume Two (2012-18 [2019], Origin) A− 
  • /The Ghana Jazz Collective: Joy (2019 [2020], Origin) B 
  • The Poets Are Gathering (2017-20 [2020], Origin) B+(***) 

Pat Boone: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Pat Boone (1955-62 [2000], MCA) B− 

Ken Boothe: Mr. Rock Steady (1968, Studio One) B+(**) 

Boozoo Bajou: 4 (2014, Apollo) A− 

Christiane Bopp:

  • /Jean-Luc Petit: L'Écorce et la Salive (2015 [2016], Fou) B+(*) 
  • /Jean-Marc Foussat/Emmanuelle Parrenin: Nature Still (2018 [2020], Fou) B+(*) 

Mihály Borbély:

  • Hungarian Jazz Rhapsody (2014, BMC) B+(***) 
  • Be by Me Tonight/Gyere Hozzám Estére (2016, BMC) B+(**) 

David Borden: Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments (1981 [2015], Spectrum Spools) B+(***) 

Borderlands Trio [Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson]:

  • Asteroidea (2015 [2017], Intakt) A− 
  • Wandersphere (2020 [2021], Intakt, 2CD) B+(***) 

Leila Bordreuil/Michael Foster: The Caustic Ballads (2016, Relative Pitch) B+(*) 

Boredoms: Super AE (1998, Birdman) B+(**) 

Sarah Borges: Together Alone (2022, Blue Corn Music) B+(*) 

Thomas Borgmann:

  • /Wilber Morris/Denis Charles: The Last Concert: Dankeschön (1998 [2000], Silkheart) B+(***) 
  • One for Cisco (2015 [2016], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Boris: W (2022, Sacred Bones) B− 

Janice Borla: Promises to Burn (2013 [2014], Tall Grass) B+(*) 

Itamar Borochov:

  • Outset (2011 [2014], RealBird) B+(**) 
  • Blue Nights (2018 [2019], Laborie Jazz) B+(**) 

Lukasz Borowicki: People, Cats & Obstacles (2014, Fortune) B+(**) 

Nathan Borton: Each Step (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(**) 

Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt: Live in Santa Monica (2018 [2019], Orenda) A− 

Bossa Brasil and Maurício de Souza Group: Here. There . . . (2010, Pulsa Music) B+(*) 

Boston Camerta/Joel Cohen: Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World 1590-1690 (1993, Erato) B 

Theresia Bothe/Peter Croton: I'll Sing a Song for You (2008, Zah Zah) B− 

Bottle Rockets:

  • 24 Hours a Day (1997, Atlantic) B+(***)  
  • Leftovers (1998, Doolittle) B+(**) 
  • Brand New Year (1999, Dolittle) B+(*) 
  • Zoysia (2006, Bloodshot) B+(**) 
  • Lean Forward (2009, Bloodshot) B+(*) 
  • Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With Bottle Rockets (2007 [2011], Bloodshot) B+(**) 
  • South Broadway Athletic Club (2015, Bloodshot) B+(***) 

The Bottle Rockets:

  • Bit Logic (2018, Bloodshot) B+(*) 

Andrew Boudreau: Neon (2021 [2022], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Bibi Bourelly:

  • Free the Real (Pt. 1) (2016, Circa 13/Def Jam, EP) B+(*) 
  • Free the Real (Pt. 2) (2016, Circa 13/Def Jam, EP) B 

Joe Bourne: Upbeat and Sweet (2016 [2017], Summit) C 

Pi'erre Bourne: The Life of Pi'erre 5 (2021, SossHouse/Interscope) B+(***) 

Bouvier: Blachant (2022, Renewell) B+(***) 

Wade Bowen: Wade Bowen (2014, Amp) B+(*) 

Kris Bowers: Heroes + Misfits (2012 [2014], Concord Jazz) B− 

David Bowie:

  • Live Santa Monica '72 (1972 [2008], Virgin/EMI) A− 
  • Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (1968-72 [2000], Virgin, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • David Live (1974 [2005], Virgin EMI, 2CD) B 
  • ChangesOneBowie (1969-76 [1976], RCA) A 
  • Stage (1978 [2005], Virgin EMI) B+(**) 
  • Tonight (1984, EMI America) B− 
  • Never Let Me Down (1987, EMI America) B− 
  • Black Tie White Noise (1993, Virgin) B 
  • The Buddha of Suburbia (1993 [2007], Virgin) B 
  • Outside (1995, Virgin) B− 
  • ChangesNowBowie (1996 [2020], Parlophone) B 
  • Earthling (1997, Virgin) B 
  • Hours . . . (1999, Virgin) B− 
  • Heathen (2002, ISO/Columbia) B 
  • The Next Day (2013, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Nothing Has Changed (1995-2014 [2014], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • Darkstar (2016, Columbia) B+(***) 

Joseph Bowie/Oliver Lake: Live at 'A SPACE' 1976 (1976 [2017], Delmark/Sackville) B+(**) 

Lester Bowie:

  • The 5th Power (1978, Black Saint) C+ 
  • 's Brass Fantasy: I Only Have Eyes for You (1985, ECM) B+(***) 
  • 's Brass Fantasy: Avant Pop (1986, ECM) A− 

Phil Bowler: Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle (2013 [2014], Zoho Music) B+(*) 

Boy Azooga: (One) (Two) (Kung Fu!) (2018, Heavenly) B+(*) 

Boy Harsher: Careful (2019, Nude Club) A− 

R.L. Boyce: Rattlesnake Boogie (2018, Waxploitation) B+(*) 

Moses Boyd:

  • Exodus: Displaced Diaspora (2018, Exodus) B+(***) 
  • Dark Matter (2020, Exodus) B+(**) 

Boygenius: Boygenius (2018, Matador, EP) B 

Boytoy: Grackle (2015, Papercup Music) B+(***) 

Carla Bozulich: Boy (2014, Constellation) B+(***) 

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When? (2017 [2018], Jazzheads) B+(*) 

Charles Brackeen:

  • Attainment (1987 [1988], Silkheart) B+(**) 
  • Bannar (1987, Silkheart) B+(*) 

Darrin Bradbury:

  • Talking Dogs & Atomic Bombs (2019, Anti-) B+(**) 
  • Artvertisement (2021, Anti-) B+(***) 

Don Braden:

  • The Time Is Now (1991, Criss Cross) B+(**) 
  • After Dark (1993 [1994], Criss Cross) B+(**) 
  • Organic (1994 [1995], Epicure) B+(**) 
  • Brighter Days (2001, High Note) B+(*) 
  • Luminosity (2010-14 [2015], Creative Perspective Music) B+(*) 
  • /Joris Teepe: In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock: Live at De Witte (2019 [2020], O.A.P.) B+(***) 

Geof Bradfield:

  • Our Roots (2014 [2015], Origin) B+(**) 
  • Birdhoused (2017, Cellar Live) B+(**) 
  • Yes, and . . . Music for Nine Improvisers (2018, Delmark) B+(**) 
  • /Ben Goldberg/Dana Hall Trio: General Semantics (2020, Delmark) B+(***) 

James Dean Bradfield: Even in Exile (2020, Montyray) B+(*) 

Bobby Bradford:

  • /John Carter: No U Turn: Live in Pasadena 1975 (1975 [2015], Dark Tree) A− 
  • /John Carter: Comin' On (1988 [2011], Hatology) A− 
  • /Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Blue Cat (1991 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Frode Gjerstad/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Reknes (2008 [2009], Circulasione Totale) B+(***) 
  • /Hafez Modirzadeh: Live at the Open Gate (2013 [2016], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Frode Gjerstad: The Delaware River (2014 [2015], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Hafez Modirzadeh: Live at the Magic Triangle (2016 [2017], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Hafez Modirzadeh: Live at the Blue Whale (2017 [2018], NoBusiness) B+(***) 
  • & Friends: Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home (2018 [2022], Cryptogramophone) B+(**) 

Charles Bradley:

  • No Time for Dreaming (2011, Daptone) B+(**) 
  • Victim of Love (2013, Daptone) B+(**) 
  • Changes (2016, Daptone) B+(*) 

Kevin Brady: Plan B (2020 [2021], Ubuntu Music) B+(***) 

Ruby Braff:

  • Linger Awhile (1953-55 [1999], Vanguard) B+(**) 
  • /Ellis Larkins: 2 x 2: Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins Play Rodgers and Hart (1955, Vanguard) B+(***) 
  • Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny (1957, RCA) A− 
  • Braff Plays Wimbledon: First Set (1996, Zephyr) B+(***) 
  • Braff Plays Wimbledon: Second Set (1996, Zephyr) B+(***) 

Cristina Braga & Brandenburger Symphoniker: Whisper (2015 [2016], Enja) B− 

Billy Bragg & Wilco:

  • Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III (1998-2000 [2012], Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions (1998-2000 [2012], Nonesuch, 3CD) A− 

Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams (2017, ECM) B+(**) 

Aziza Brahim: Abbar El Hamada (2016, Glitterbeat) B+(**) 

Weedie Braimah: The Hands of Time (2021, Stretch Music/Ropeadope) B+(**) 

Brakes:

  • The Beatific Visions (2007, Rough Trade) B+(***) 
  • Touchdown (2009, FatCat) B+(***) 

Cory Branan: The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot) B+(*) 

Jaimie Branch:

  • Fly or Die (2017, International Anthem) B+(**) 
  • Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (2018 [2019], International Anthem) A− 

Jamie Branch:

  • /Dave Rempis/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Tollef Østvang: Tripel/Dubbel (2018 [2020], Aerophonic) B+(***) 

Jaimie Branch:

  • Fly or Die Live (2021, International Anthem) A− 

Brand New: Science Fiction (2017, Procrastinate! Music Traitors) B 

Brand Nubian: Foundation (1998, Arista) B+(***) 

Brandt Brauer Frick:

  • Mr. Machine (2011, !K7) B+(**) 
  • Miami (2013, !K7) B+(**) 

Naftule Brandwein: King of the Klezmer Clarinet (1922-41 [1997], Rounder) A− 

Brandy: B7 (2020, Brand Nu/Entertainment One) B+(*) 

Anthony Branker:

  • /Word Play: The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite (2014, Origin) B+(***) 
  • /Imagine: Beauty Within (2016, Origin) B+(**) 

Craig Brann: Lineage (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Alan Braufman:

  • /Cooper-Moore: Live at WKCR May 22, 1972 (1972 [2019], Valley of Search, EP) B+(**) 
  • Valley of Search (1975 [2018], Valley of Search) A− 
  • The Fire Still Burns (2019 [2020], Valley of Search) B+(*) 

Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (2021, Moshi Moshi) A− 

Anthony Braxton:

  • Trio and Duet (1974 [2014], Delmark/Sackville) A− 
  • News From the '70s (1971-76 [1999], Felmay) B+(***) 
  • Quintet (Basel) 1977 (1977 [2000], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • Performance (Quartet) 1979 (1979 [2007], Hatology) A− 
  • The Essential Anthony Braxton: The Arista Years (1974-80 [2018], Arista/Legacy, 2CD) A− 
  • Open Aspects (Duo) 1982 (1982 [1993], Hat Art) B+(**) 
  • Quartet (Coventry) 1985 (1985 [2002], Leo, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Quartet (Birmingham) 1985 (1985 [2002], Leo, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Quartet (London) 1985 (1985 [1990], Leo, 2CD) A− 
  • Eugene (1989) (1989, Black Saint) B+(*) 
  • Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 (1989 [2008], Hatology) A− 
  • /Marilyn Crispell: Duets: Vancouver 1989 (1989 [1990], Music & Arts) B+(***) 
  • Wesleyan (12 Alto Solos) 1992 (1992 [1995], Hat Art) B+(*) 
  • Quartet (Willisau) 1991 Studio (1991 [2018], Hatology, 2CD) A− 
  • Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 (1993 [1997], Hat Art, 2CD) A− 
  • Sextet (Parker) 1993 (1993 [2018], New Braxton House, 11CD) A− 
  • /Sonny Simmons/Brandon Evans/Andre Vida/Mike Pride/Shanir Blumenkranz: Parallactic 54 (Sextet) 2003 (2003, Parallactic/Thought Authority) B+(***) 
  • /Chris Dahlgren: ABCD (2003 [2006], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • Quintet (London) 2004: Live at the Royal Festival Hall (2004 [2005], Leo) B+(**)  Quartet (Moscow) 2008 (2008, Leo) B+(**) 

Anthony BraxtonBeyond Quantum:

  • 2008, Tzadik (A-) 081114 

Anthony Braxton:

  • Echo Echo Mirror House (2011 [2013], Victo) B+(*) 
  • 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 (2011 [2016], Firehouse 12) B+(**) 
  • Quartet (Warsaw) 2012 (2012 [2013], ForTune) A− 
  • Quartet (New Haven) 2014 (2014 [2019], Firehouse 12, 4CD) A− 
  • /Jacqueline Kerrod: Duo (Bologna) 2018 (2018 [2020], I Dischi Di Angelica) B+(***) 
  • Quartet (Standards) 2020 (2020 [2021], New Braxton House, 13CD) A− 
  • 12 Comp (ZIM) 2017 (2017 [2021], Firehouse 12, 12CD) B+(***) 

Toni Braxton:

  • /Babyface: Love Marriage & Divorce (2014, Motown) B+(***) 
  • Sex & Cigarettes (2018, Def Jam) B+(**) 

Sam Braysher With Michael Kanan: Golden Earrings (2016 [2017], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Renato Braz: Saudade (2005-15 [2016], Living Music) C 

Brazilian Girls: New York City (2008, Verve Forcast) B+(***) 

Brazilian Groove Band: Anatomy of Groove (2009, Far Out) B 

Brazzamerica: Brazzamerica (2016, self-released) B+(**) 

Breakfast in Fur: Flyaway Garden (2015, Bar/None) B+(*) 

Joshua Breakstone:

  • With the Wind and the Rain (2013 [2014], Capri) B+(*) 
  • 2nd Avenue (2014 [2015], Capri) B+(*) 

Joshua Breakstone/The Cello Quartet:

  • 88 (2016, Capri) B+(**) 

Breath of Air: Breath of Air (2019-20 [2922], Burning Ambulance) B+(***) 

Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: The Living Room Tapes (1978 [1995], Dos) B+(*) 

Randy Brecker:

  • /Bobby Shew/Jan Hasenöhrl: Trumpet Summit Prague (2012 [2015], Summit) B 
  • Randy Pop: Live (2015, Piloo) B 
  • /Mats Holmquist/UMO Jazz Orchestra: Together (2018, Summit) B+(***) 
  • /NDR Bigband: Rocks (2017 [2019], Piloo) B 
  • /Ada Rovatti: Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond (2019, Piloo) B+(**) 

The Brecker Brothers: Return of the Brecker Brothers (1992 [2008], Verve) B 

The Breeders: All Nerve (2018, 4AD) B+(*) 

Goran Bregovic:

  • Alkohol (2008 [2009], Wrasse) A−  
  • Welcome to Goran Bregovic (Best Of) ([2009], Wrasse) B+(*) 

Patrick Breiner: Mileage (2013 [2014], Sulde) B+(*) 

Bremer/McCoy: Utopia (2019, Luaka Bop) B 

Peter Brendler: Outside the Line (2014, Posi-Tone) B+(***) 

John Wolf Brennan/Alex Cline/Daniele Patumi/Tscho Theissing/John Voirol: Shooting Stars and Traffic Lights (1993-97 [2006], Leo) B+(**) 

Patricia Brennan: Maquishti (2018 [2021], Valley of Search) B+(*) 

Patrick Brennan/Abdul Moimême: Terraphonia (2019, Creative Sources) B+(*) 

Willem Breuker:

  • /Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo (1967-68 [2019], Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Live in Berlin (1975, FMP) A− 
  • /Leo Cuypers: . . . Superstars (1978, FMP) B+(***) 
  • Angoulême 18 Mai 1980 (1980 [2015], Fou, 2CD) A− 
  • In Holland (1981, BV Haast) B 
  • To Remain (1983-89 [1989], BV Haast) B− 
  • /Loes Luca: Deze Kant Op, Dames!/This Way, Ladies (1992 [1993], BV Haast) B+(*) 
  • The Parrot (1980-95 [1996], BV Haast) B+(**) 
  • /Loes Luca: Kurt Weill (1983-97 [1998], BV Haast) B+(***) 
  • Psalm 122 (1998, BV Haast) B− 

Matt Brewer: Ganymede (2018 [2019], Criss Cross) A− 

Terrence Brewer & Pamela Rose: Don't Worry 'Bout Me: Remembering Ella & Joe (2019, Strong Brew Music, EP) B+(*) 

Olie Brice:

  • /Tobias Delius/Mark Sanders: Somersaults (2014 [2015], Two Rivers) B+(***) 
  • /Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/N.O. Moore/Eddie Prévost: The Secret Handshake With Danger: Vol. One (2020 [2021], 577) B+(*) 

Bridge of Flowers: A Soft Day's Night (2021, ESP-Disk) B+(*) 

Phoebe Bridgers:

  • Stranger in the Alps (2017, Dead Oceans) B+(*) 
  • Punisher (2020, Dead Oceans) B+(**) 
  • Copycat Killer (2020, Dead Oceans, EP) B+(*) 
  • If We Make It Through December (2020, Dead Oceans, EP) B+(***) 

Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges (2011, Blue Note) B 

Leon Bridges:

  • Coming Home (2015, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Good Thing (2018, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Gold-Diggers Sound (2021, Columbia) B+(*) 

Dee Dee Bridgewater:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater (1976, Atlantic) B 
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater (1980, Elektra) B− 
  • Live in Paris (1986 [1987], Impulse) B+(*) 
  • In Montreux (1990 [1991], Verve) B 
  • Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver (1994 [1995], Verve) A− 
  • Red Earth (2006 [2007], Emarcy) B+(*) 
  • Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959) (2009 [2010], Emarcy) B+(*) 
  • Dee Dee's Feathers (2014 [2015], Okeh) B+(**) 
  • Memphis . . . Yes, I'm Ready (2017, Okeh) B+(*) 

Anne Briggs: Anne Briggs (1971, Topic) B+(***) 

Solemn Brigham: South Sinner Street (2021, Mello Music Group) B+(*) 

Len Bright Combo: Wreckless Eric Presents the Len Bright Combo (1986 [2013], Fire, EP) B+(**) 

Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (2022, Ropeadope) B+(*) 

Bright Eyes:

  • A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 (1995-97 [1998], Saddle Creek) B+(*) 
  • Letting Off the Happiness (1997-98 [1998], Saddle Creek) B 
  • Fevers and Mirrors (1999 [2000], Saddle Creek) B+(*) 
  • Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002, Saddle Creek) B+(**) 
  • I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005, Saddle Creek) B+(***) 
  • Cassadaga (2007, Saddle Creek) B+(***) 
  • The People's Key (2011, Saddle Creek) B+(*) 
  • Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (2020, Dead Oceans) B+(**) 

Bright Moments: Natives (2012, Luaka Bop) B 

Sheela Bringi: Incantations (2014, Black Swan Sounds) B+(**) 

British Sea Power: Valhalla Dancehall (2011, Rough Trade) B+(*) 

Tad Britton: Cicada (1992-93 [2015], Origin) B+(*) 

The Brkn Record: The Architecture of Oppression Part 1 (2021, Mr. Bongo) B+(***) 

Jakob Bro:

  • Gefion (2013 [2015], ECM) B+(**) 
  • Streams (2015 [2016], ECM) B 
  • Returnings (2016 [2018], ECM) B 
  • Bay of Rainbows (2017 [2018], ECM) B+(**) 
  • /Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (2020 [2021], ECM) B 

Alan Broadbent:

  • /London Metropolitan Orchestra: Developing Story (2017, Eden River) B+(*) 
  • New York Notes (2019, Savant) A− 
  • Trio in Motion (2020, Savant) B+(**) 
  • /London Metropolitan Strings: Broadbent Plays Brubeck (2021, Eden River) B+(*) 
  • Like Minds (2021 [2022], Savant) 

Zach Brock/Matt Ulery/Jon Deitemyer: Wonderment (2018 [2019], Woolgathering) B+(**) 

Brockhampton:

  • Saturation (2017, Question Everything/Empire) B+(*) 
  • Saturation II (2017, Question Everything/Empire) B+(**) 
  • Saturation III (2017, Question Everything/Empire) B+(**) 
  • Iridescence (2018, RCA) B+(**) 
  • Ginger (2019, Question Everything/RCA) B+(**) 
  • Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (2021, Question Everything/RCA) B+(**) 

Owen Broder: Heritage: The American Roots Project (2017 [2018], ArtistShare) B 

Chris Brokaw: Puritan (2021, 12XU) B+(**) 

Broken Bells: Broken Bells (2010, Columbia) B+(*) 

Broken Shadows: The Tower Tapes #2 (2020, Jazz Club Ferrara) A− 

Broken Social Scene:

  • You Forgot It in People (2002, Arts & Crafts) B+(***) 
  • Broken Social Scene (2005, Arts & Crafts) B+(**) 
  • Forgiveness Rock Record (2010, Arts & Crafts) B+(*) 

The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (2022, Broken Spokes Music) B+(**) 

BROM:

  • Sunstroke (2017 [2018], Trost) B+(**) 
  • Dance With an Idiot (2019 [2020], Trost) B+(***) 

Brian Bromberg: Full Circle (2016, Artistry) B 

David Bromberg: The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing but the Blues (2016, Red House) B+(***) 

Till Brönner: Chattin' With Chet (2000 [2011], Verve) B 

Action Bronson:

  • Dr. Lecter (2011, Fine Fabric Delegates) A− 
  • Blue Chips (2012, Fool's Gold) B+(***) 
  • /Party Supplies: Blue Chips 2 (2013, Fool's Gold) B+(**) 
  • Mr. Wonderful (2014 [2015], Atlantic/Vice) B+(***) 
  • Blue Chips 7000 (2017, Vice/Atlantic) B+(**) 

Archie Bronson Outfit: Coconut (2010, Domino) B+(***) 

Magnus Broo:

  • Rules (2017 [2018], Moserobie) B+(**) 

Jonatha Brooke: My Mother Has 4 Noses (2014, Bad Dog) A− 

Brooklyn Blowhards: Brooklyn Blowhards (2015 [2016], Little (i) Music) B+(***) 

Bob Brookmeyer:

  • The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer (1954-55 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Back Again (1978 [1990], Gazell) A− 

Billy Brooks: Windows of the World (1974 [2002], WeWantSounds) B− 

Brad Brooks: God Save the City (2020, Brad Brooks) B+(*) 

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound:

  • Want More (2011, Bloodshot) B 
  • Howl (2013, Bloodshot) B 

Roy Brooks: Understanding (1970 [2021], Reel-to-Real, 2CD) B+(***) 

Tina Brooks: The Waiting Game (1961 [2002], Blue Note) A− 

Brooks & Dunn: Reboot (2019, Arista Nashville) B 

Brookzill!: Throwback to the Future (2016, Tommy Boy) B+(*) 

Bobby Broom:

  • My Shining Hour (2014, Origin) B+(**) 
  • & the Organi-sation: Soul Fingers (2018, MRi) B 
  • Keyed Up (2021 [2022], Steele) B+(**) 

Brother Ali:

  • The Truth Is Here (2009, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • Us (2009, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 
  • The Bite Marked Heart (2012, Rhymesayers, EP) B+(*) 
  • Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color (2012, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(*) 
  • All the Beauty in This Whole Life (2017, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 

The Brother Brothers: Tugboats E.P. (2017, self-released, EP) B− 

The Brother Moves On: Tolika Mtoliki (2021, Matsuli Music) B+(**) 

Brother Reade: Rap Music (2007, Record Collection) A− 

Brothers Osborne:

  • Pawn Shop (2016, EMI Nashville) B+(*) 
  • Port Saint Joe (2018, EMI Nashville) B 
  • Skeletons (2020, EMI Nashville) B+(*) 

Peter Brötzmann:

  • For Adolphe Sax (1967 [2002], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(*) 
  • Nipples (1969 [2000], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***) 
  • More Nipples (1969 [2003], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B+(***) 
  • /Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink Plus Albert Mangelsdorff: Live in Berlin '71 (1971, FMP, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in Der Kammer Nr. 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (1974 [2022], Trost) B+(***) 
  • /Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink: 3 Points and a Mountain . . . Plus (1979 [1999], FMP, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • 14 Love Poems (Plus 10 More) (1984 [2004], FMP) B+(*) 
  • /Sonny Sharrock: Whatthefuckdoyouwant (1987 [2014], Trost) B+(**) 
  • Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993 [2021], Trost, EP) B 
  • /Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Michael Zerang: Tales Out of Time (2002 [2015], Hatology) A− 
  • /Milford Graves/William Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002 [2022], Black Editions) B+(***) 
  • /Johannes Bauer/Mikolaj Trzaska: Goosetalks (2008 [2010], Kilogram) B+(*) 
  • /Masahiko Satoh/Takeo Moriyama: Yatagarasu (2011 [2012], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros (2011 [2018], Astral Spirits) B+(***) 
  • /Steve Noble: I Am Here Where Are You (2013, Trost) B+(*) 
  • /John Edwards/Steve Noble: Soul Food Available (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Peeter Uuskyla: Red Cloud on Silver (2014 [2015], Omlott, 2LP) B+(**) 
  • /ICI Ensemble: Beautiful Lies (2014 [2016], Neos Jazz) B+(*) 
  • /Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love: Krakow Nights (2015, Not Two) B+(***) 
  • /Heather Leigh: Ears Are Filled With Wonder (2015 [2016], Not Two) B 
  • /Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love: Live in Copenhagen (2016, Not Two) A− 
  • /Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love: Live in Tel Aviv (2016 [2017], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Heather Leigh: Sex Tape (2016 [2017], Trost) B− 
  • /Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights (2018, Trost) B+(*) 
  • /Alexander von Schlippenbach/Han Bennink: Fifty Years After: Live at the Lila Eule 2018 (2018 [2019], Trost) A− 
  • I Surrender Dear (2019, Trost) B+(**) 
  • /Maâlem Moukhtar Gania/Hamid Drake: The Catch of a Ghost (2019 [2020], I Dischi Di Angelica) A− 
  • /Fred Lonberg-Holm: Memories of a Tunicate (2020, Relative Pitch) B+(*) 

Sam Broverman: A Jewish Boy's Christmas (2018, Brovermusic) B 

Bill Brovold & Jamie Saft: Serenity Knolls (2016 [2017], Rare Noise) B+(*) 

Andy Brown: Soloist (2014 [2015], Delmark) B+(*) 

Andy Brown: Direct Call (2015 [2016], Delmark) B+(*) 

Apollo Brown:

  • /Skyzoo: The Easy Truth (2016, Mello Music) B+(***) 
  • Sincerely, Detroit (2019, Mello Music Group) A− 
  • /Che' Noir: As God Intended (2020, Mello Music Group) B+(**) 

Ari Brown: Groove Awakening (2013, Delmark) B+(***) 

Chris Brown: F.A.M.E. (2011, Jive) B− 

Clifford Brown:

  • /Max Roach: Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (1956 [2002], Verve) A−  The Beginning and the End (1952-56 [1973], Columbia) B+(***) 

Danny Brown:

  • XXX (2011, Fool's Gold) B+(***) 
  • Old (2013, Fool's Gold) B+(***) 
  • Atrocity Exhibition (2016, Warp) A− 
  • Uknowhatimsayin¿ (2019, Warp) B+(***) 

Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs (2016, Motéma) B+(***) 

James Brown:

  • & the Famous Flames: The Federal & King Singles As & BVs 1956-61 (1956-61 [2018], Acrobat, 2CD) A− 
  • Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1965, King) B+(***) 
  • Cold Sweat (1967, King) A− 
  • Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud (1969, King) A− 
  • Live at Home With His Bad Self (1969 [2019], Polydor) A− 
  • Super Bad (1970 [1971], King) B+(***) 
  • Hot Pants (1971, Polydor) A− 
  • There It Is (1972, Polydor) A− 
  • Get on the Good Foot (1972, Polydor) B+(*) 

James Brown [g]: Song Within the Story (2021 [2022[, NGP) B+(**) 

John Brown: Quiet Time (2007 [2014], Brown Boulevard) B+(**) 

Justin Brown: Nyeusi (2015-17 [2018], Biophilia) B 

Katerina Brown: Mirror (2019, Mellowtone Music) B 

Maggie Brown: Maggie Brown (2004, Riverwide) B+(***) 

Marion Brown:

  • Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66 [2019], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67 [2021], Ezz-thetics) A− 
  • Porto Novo (1967-70 [1994], Black Lion) B+(***) 
  • Afternoon of a Georgia Faun (1970, ECM) B 
  • Duets Vol. 1 (1970 [2012], 1201/Black Lion Vault) B+(**) 
  • Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying (1973-74 [2012], Impulse) B+(***) 
  • Duets (1970-73 [1975], Arista/Freedom) B+(*) 
  • /Dave Burrell: Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981 (1981 [2018], NoBusiness) A− 

Mel Brown: The Wizard/Blues for We (1968-69 [2012], Impulse) C+ 

Milton Brown and the Musical Brownies: The Complete Recordings of the Father of Western Swing 1932-1937 (1932-37 [1995], Texas Rose, 5CD) A− 

Norman Brown: Just Between Us (1992 [2008], Verve) B 

Otis Brown III: The Thought of You (2014, Blue Note) B 

Rich Brown: Abeng (2015 [2016], self-released) B+(**) 

Rob Brown:

  • Live at Firehouse 12 (2008 [2009], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Daniel Levin: Natural Disorder (2008 [2010], Not Two) B+(*) 
  • /Juan Pablo Carletti: Fertile Garden (2020 [2022], NoBusiness) A− 

Roy Brown: Hard Times (1967-68 [1973], Bluesway) A− 

Sheldon Brown Group: Blood of the Air (2015-16 [2018], Edgetone) B+(*) 

Shirley Brown: Woman to Woman (1974, Truth) B+(**) 

VV Brown:

  • Travelling Like the Light (2009 [2010], Capitol) A 
  • Samson & Delilah (2013, YOY) B+(*) 

Zac Brown Band: The Foundation (2008, Home Grown/ROAR/Big Picture/Atlantic) B+(*) 

Brown Sugar: I'm in Love With a Dreadlocks: Brown Sugar and the Birth of Lovers Rock 1977-80 (1977-80 [2018], Soul Jazz) B 

Dan Brubeck: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck (2013 [2015], Blue Forest, 2CD) B+(***) 

Dave Brubeck:

  • Jazz Goes to College (1954, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Time OutTakes (1959 [2020], Brubeck Editions) B+(***) 
  • Live From Vienna 1967 (1967 [2022], Brubeck Editions) A− 

Bruce: Sonder Somatic (2018, Hessle Audio) B+(**) 

Dan Bruce's :Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (2022, Shifting Paradigm) B+(**) 

Bruch: The Fool (2020, Cut Surface/Trost) B+(***) 

Kyle Bruckmann:

  • Wrack: . . . Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (2013 [2014], Singlespeed) B+(**) 
  • Degradient: Dear Everyone (2017, Not Two, 2CD) B+(**) 

Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid (2021, Bruiser Brigade) B+(*) 

Nicholas Brust: Frozen in Time (2018 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Brute Force: Confections of Love (1966-67 [2010], Bar/None) D+ 

Luke Bryan:

  • Tailgates & Tanlines (2011, Capitol Nashville) B 
  • Crash My Party (2013, Capitol Nashville) C 

Paul Bryan: Cri$el Gems (2020, self-released) B+(*) 

Bryan and the Aardvarks: Sounds From the Deep Field (2017, Biophilia) B− 

Bryan and the Haggards/Eugene Chadbourne:

  • Merles Just Wanna Have Fun (2012 [2013], Northern Spy) A− 

Don Bryant: Don't Give Up on Love (2017, Fat Possum) B+(*) 

Paul Bryant:

  • Burnin' (1960, Pacific Jazz) B+(**) 
  • /Curtis Amy/Jim Hall: The Blues Message (1960 [2010], Fresh Sound) B+(**) 

Precious Bryant:

  • Feel Me Good (2002, Terminus) B+(**) 
  • The Truth (2004, Terminus) A− 
  • My Name Is Precious (2005, Music Maker Relief Foundation) B+(***) 

BTS:

  • Love Yourself: Tear (2018, Big Hit) B 
  • Map of the Soul: 7 (2020, Big Hit) B+(*) 
  • BE (2020, Big Hit) B+(*) 

A Bu: 88 Tones of Black and White (2014 [2015], Blujazz, CD+DVD) B+(*) 

Michael Bublé: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise) B+(*) 

Buck 65:

  • Sore (2004, WEA, EP) B+(*) 
  • Situation (2007, Strange Famous) A− 
  • Dirtbike 1 (2008, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Dirtbike 2 (2008, self-released) B+(***) 
  • 20 Odd Years (2010 [2011], WEA Canada) A− 
  • Neverlove (2014, WEA Canada) B+(**) 
  • [Produced by Jorun Bombay]: Laundromat Boogie (2014, DWG) B+(***) 
  • /Tachichi: Flash Grenade (2022, Black Buffalo) B+(**) 
  • King of Drums (2022, self-released) A− 

Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (2021, Buckingham) B+(*) 

Tim Buckley: Goodbye and Hello (1967, Asylum) B+(*) 

Milt Buckner & Hal Singer:

  • Milt & Hal [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1966 [2004], Black & Blue) B+(**) 

Richard Buckner: Our Blood (2011, Merge) B− 

The Budos Band: The Budos Band III (2010, Daptone) B− 

Harold Budd/Brian Eno: The Pearl (1984, Editions EG) B+(**) 

Dewa Budjana: Hasta Karma (2014 [2015], Moonjune) B+(*) 

Maureen Budway: Sweet Candor (2014 [2015], MCG Jazz) B+(**) 

Sarah Buechi:

  • Shadow Garden (2015, Intakt) B+(***) 
  • Flying Letters (2013 [2014], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • Contradiction of Happiness (2017 [2018], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • /Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (2020 [2021], Intakt) A− 

Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found (1996-2000 [2015], World Circuit) B 

Jarod Bufe: New Spaces (2017 [2018], OA2) B+(***) 

Buffalo Jazz Octet: Live at Pausa Art House (2016 [2017], Cadence Jazz) A− 

Buffalo Springfield: Last Time Around (1968, Atco) B 

The Bug:

  • London Zoo (2008, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 
  • Angels & Devils (2014, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 
  • In Blue (2020, Hyperdub) B+(*) 
  • Fire (2021, Ninja Tune) B+(*) 

Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg (2012 [2013], Mercury) B 

Bugpowder: Cage Tennis (2020 [2021], Trytone) A− 

Buika: La Noche Más Larga (2013, Warner Music Latina) B+(*) 

Built to Spill:

  • Ultimate Alternative Wavers (1992, C/Z) B+(***) 
  • There's Nothing Wrong With Love (1994, Up) A− 
  • Keep It Like a Secret (1999, Warner Brothers) A− 
  • Ancient Melodies of the Future (2001, Warner Brothers) B 
  • You in Reverse (2006, Warner Brothers) B+(**) 
  • There Is No Enemy (2009, Warner Brothers) B+(*) 
  • Untethered Moon (2015, Warner Brothers) B+(*) 

Bulbul: Hirn Fein Hacken (2014, Exile on Mainstream) B+(**) 

The Katie Bull Group Project: All Hot Bodies Radiate (2013 [2015], Ashokan Indie) B+(***) 

Bully:

  • Feels Like (2015, Startime International/Columbia) A− 
  • Losing (2017, Sub Pop) B+(**) 
  • Sugaregg (2020, Sub Pop) B+(*) 

Bumble Bee Slim: Back in Town! (1962, Pacific Jazz) B+(**) 

John Bunch: Do Not Disturb (2010, Arbors) B+(***) 

The Bundles: The Bundles (2009, K) B+(***) 

Laura Bell Bundy: Achin' and Shakin' (2010, Mercury Nashville) B− 

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque:

  • Oddara (2016, Linus Entertainment) B 
  • On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (2019, Linus Entertainment) B 

Paul Burch: Words of Love: Songs of Buddy Holly (2011, Perfect Sounds) B 

Rob Burger: City of Strangers (2009, Tzadik) B 

Greg Burk:

  • The Detroit Songbook (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • /Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (2020, Tonos) B+(***) 
  • Simple Joys (2019 [2021], Tonos) B+(*) 

Burna Boy:

  • Outside (2018, Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • African Giant (2019, Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • Twice as Tall (2020, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Love, Damini (2022, Atlantic) B+(**) 

Johanna Burnheart: Burnheart (2020, Ropeadope) B+(*) 

Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (2021 [2022], Afar Music) B+(*) 

Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber:

  • Not April in Paris: Live From Banlieus Bleues (2004, Trugroid) B+(***) 
  • If You Can't Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance, Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth (2004 [2005], Trugroid, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Live From Minnegiggle Falls (2004 [2007], Avant Groidd) B+(**) 
  • More Than Posthuman: Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion (2006, Trugroid, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Chopped and Screwed: Volume 2 (2007, Trugroid) B 
  • All Ya Needs That Negrocity (2008-11 [2011], Avant Groidd) A− 
  • All You Zombies Dig the Luminosity (2016-17 [2017], Avant Groidd) B+(***) 
  • Twentieth Century Mixtapes: Groiddest Schnizzits: Volume One (2001-17 [2019], Trugroid/Avantgroidd) B+(***) 
  • Twentieth Anniversary Mixtapes: Groiddest Schnizzits: Volume Two (2001-17 [2019], Trugroid/Avantgroidd) B+(***) 
  • Twentieth Century Mixtapes: Groiddest Schnizzits: Volume Three (1999-2017 [2019], Trugroid/Avantgroidd) B+(***) 
  • Angels Over Oakanda (2018-21 [2021], Avantgroidd) A−  

Aaron Burnett & the Big Machine: Jupiter Conjunct (2019 [2020], Fresh Sound New Talent) B 

T Bone Burnett:

  • Trap Door (1982, Warner Brothers, EP) B+(**) 
  • T Bone Burnett (1986, Dot) B+(**) 

Burial:

  • Untrue (2007, Hyperdub) B+(***) 
  • Street Halo (2011, Hyperdub, EP) B+(**) 
  • Kindred (2012, Hyperdub, EP) B+(***) 
  • Street Halo/Kindred (2011-12 [2012], Hyperdub) A− 
  • Truant/Rough Sleeper (2012, Hyperdub, EP) A− 
  • Rival Dealer (2013, Hyperdub, EP) B+(**) 
  • Young Death/Nightmarket (2016, Hyperdub, EP) B+(*) 
  • Subtemple/Beachfires (2017, Hyperdub, EP) B 
  • Clausto/State Forest (2019, Hyperdub, EP) B 
  • Tunes 2011 to 2019 (2011-19 [2019], Hyperdub, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Chemz/Dolphin (2021, Hyperdub, EP) B+(*) 
  • Antidawn EP (2022, Hyperdub) B− 
  • /Blackdown: Shock Power of Love EP (2021, Keysound, EP) B+(**) 

Chris Burn: Music for Three Rivers (1995-97 [1997], Victo) B+(*) 

T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime (2008, Nonesuch) B+(**) 

Bo Burnham: Inside (The Songs) (2021, Imperial Distribution) B− 

Burning Ghosts:

  • Burning Ghosts (2015 [2016], Orenda) B+(**) 
  • Reclamation (2017, Tzadik) B+(***) 

Burning Spear:

  • Creation Rebel: The Original Classic Recordings From Studio One (1969-72 [2004], Heartbeat) A− 
  • Reggae Greats (1975-78 [1984], Island) A− 
  • People of the World (1986, Slash) B+(**) 
  • The Best of Burning Spear [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection] (1975-91 [2002], Island/Chronicles) A− 

Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (2021, Single Lock) B+(**) 

Dave Burrell:

  • Black Spring (1977, Marge) B+(**) 
  • /Bob Stewart: The Crave (1994 [2016], NoBusiness) A− 
  • /Steve Swell: Turning Point (2013 [2014], NoBusiness) A− 

Kenny Burrell:

  • A Night at the Vanguard With the Kenny Burrell Trio (1959 [2008], Verve) B+(*) 
  • A Generation Ago Today (1966-67 [2018], Verve) B+(*) 

Tré Burt: You, Yeah, You (2021, Oh Boy) B+(**) 

Abraham Burton:

  • Live at Visiones, NYC 1993 (1993 [2020], self-released, EP) B+(***) 
  • /Eric McPherson: Cause and Effect (1998 [1999], Enja) B+(***) 
  • /Lucian Ban: Black Salt: Live at the Baroque Hall (2018 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Eric McPherson: The Summit Rock Session at Seneca Village (2021 [2022], Giant Step Arts) B+(**) 

Art "Turk" Burton:

  • and Congo Square: Spirits: Then & Now (1983-2015 [2015], ATB) B+(**) 
  • Ancestral Spirits (2019, T N' T Music) A− 

Gary Burton: Common Ground (2011, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 

Busdriver:

  • Fear of a Black Tangent (2005, Mush) A− 
  • Road Kill Overcoat (2007, Epitaph) B+(**) 
  • Jhelli Beam (2009, Anti-) B+(**) 
  • Perfect Hair (2014, Big Dada) C 
  • Electricity Is on Our Side (2018, Temporary Forever) B− 

Mark Buselli: Untold Stories (2013 [2014], OA2) B+(**) 

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra: Basically Baker Vol. 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker (2016, Patois, 2CD) B+(*) 

Kate Bush:

  • The Kick Inside (1978, EMI America) B+(**) 
  • Lionheart (1978, EMI America) B+(**) 
  • Never for Ever (1980, EMI America) B+(*) 
  • The Dreaming (1982, EMI America) B 
  • Director's Cut (2011, Fish People/EMI) B+(*) 
  • 50 Words for Snow (2011, Anti-) B 

Bush Tetras:

  • Boom in the Night: Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983 (1980-83 [1995], ROIR) B+(***) 
  • Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (1980-2019 [2021], Wharf Cat, 2CD) B+(**) 

Joe Bushkin: Live at the Embers 1952 (1952 [2016], Dot Time) B+(***) 

Bushwick Gospel Singers: Songs of Worship Vol. 2 (2014, The Church of Universal Knowing) B+(***) 

Marnix Busstra: Firm Fragile Fun (2015, Buzz Music) B+(*) 

Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (2020, Conglomerate/Empire) B+(*) 

John Butcher:

  • Thirteen Friendly Numbers (1991 [2004], Unsounds) B+(*) 
  • /Gerry Hemingway: Buffalo Pearl (2005 [2008], Auricle) B+(***) 
  • Bell Trove Spools (2010-11 [2012], Northern Spy) B 
  • /Ståle Liavik Solberg: So Beautiful, It Starts to Rain (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • /Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: Catastrophe of Minimalism (2008 [2017], Ballace Point Acoustics) B+(**) 
  • /Veryan Weston/Øyvind Stonesund/Dag Erik Kriedal Andersen: Mapless Quiet (2018 [2020], Motvind) B+(**) 
  • /Dominic Lash/John Russell/Mark Sanders: Discernment (2020 [2021], Spoonhunt) B+(*) 
  • /Sharon Gal/David Toop: Until the Night Melts Away (2019 [2021], Shrike) B 

Butcher Brown:

  • Camden Session (2018, Gearbox) B+(*) 
  • #KingButch (2020, Concord Jazz) B+(*) 
  • Encore (2021, Concord Jazz) B 
  • Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey (2022, Concord Jazz) B+(*) 

Chris Butler: Easy Life (1970 [2014], Future Fossil) A− 

Will Butler:

  • Policy (2015, Merge) B+(**) 
  • Generations (2020, Merge) B+(***) 

Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein: Viper's Drag (2014, Impulse) B+(***) 

Jonathan Butler: Close to You (2018, Mack Avenue) C+ 

Butthole Surfers:

  • Butthole Surfers (1983, Alternative Tentacles, EP) B+(**) 
  • Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP (1982-84 [2003], Latino Buggerveil) B+(*) 
  • Electriclarryland (1996, Capitol) B+(*) 

Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (2022, self-released) B+(*) 

The Buttshakers: Arcadia (2021, Underdog) B+(**) 

Oguz Buyukberber:

  • /Tobias Klein: Reverse Camouflage (2015 [2016], TryTone) B+(**) 
  • /Simon Nabatov: Wobbly Strata (2014 [2016], TryTone) B+(**) 

Buzzcocks: The Way (2014, 1-2-3-4 Go) B 

Jaki Byard:

  • The Late Show: An Evening With Jaki Byard: Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3 (1979 [2014], High Note) B+(**) 
  • /The Apollo Stompers: Phantasies II (1988 [1991], Soul Note) B+(**) 

Chris Byars:

  • Jasmine Flower (2013, SteepleChase) +(**) 
  • The Music of Duke Jordan (2014, SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Two Fives (2014 [2015], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • The Music of Frank Strozier (2015 [2017], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • New York City Jazz (2016 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • A Hundred Years From Today (2017 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • On the Shoulders of Giants (2019 [2020], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Rhythm and Blues of the 20s (2022, SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Taylor Ho Bynum:

  • /SpiderMonkey Strings: Other Stories (2003-05 [2005], 482 Music) B+(*) 
  • The Middle Picture (2005-06 [2007], Firehouse 12) B+(**) 
  • Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths (2008, Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /Spidermonkey Strings: Madeleine Dreams (2009, Firehouse 12) B 
  • /Tomas Fujiwara: Stepwise (2009 [2010], Not Two) B+(***) 
  • Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (2012 [2013], Firehouse 12, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • Enter the Plustet (2016, Firehouse 12) A− 
  • The Ambiguity Manifesto (2019, Firehouse 12) B+(**) 

The Byrds:

  • Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969, Columbia) B 
  • The Ballad of Easy Rider (1969, Columbia) B− 

David Byrne:

  • Live From Austin TX (2001 [2007], New West) B+(***) 
  • /Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2006-08 [2008], Todomundo) B− 
  • /Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love (2010, Nonesuch, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • /St. Vincent: Love This Giant (2012, 4AD) B+(*) 
  • American Utopia (2018, Nonesuch) B 

Julie Byrne:

  • Not Even Happiness (2017, Ba Da Bing) B+(**) 

Don Byron/Aruán Ortiz: Random Dances and (A)tonalities (2017 [2018], Impakt) B+(***) 

Raymond Byron: Bond Wire Cur (2021 [2022], ESP-Disk) B+(***) 

Cabaret Voltaire:

  • #7885 Electropunk to Technopop (1978-85 [2014], Mute) A− 
  • Shadow of Fear (2020, Mute) B+(***) 
  • Dekadrone (2021, Mute) B+(*) 

Camila Cabello:

  • Camila (2018, Syco/Epic) B+(**) 
  • Familia (2022, Epic) A− 

Cable Ties: Far Enough (2020, Merge) B+(***) 

George Cables:

  • Why Not? (1975 [2009], Why Not) B+(***) 
  • Cables Vision (1979 [1992], Contemporary/OJC) B 
  • Beyond Forever (1991 [1992], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Quiet Fire (1994 [1995], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Person to Person (1995, SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Skylark (1995 [1996], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Dark Side, Light Side (1996 [1997], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Bluesology (1998, SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • One for My Baby (2000, SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Icons & Influences (2013 [2014], HighNote) B+(***) 
  • The George Cables Songbook (2016, HighNote) B+(***) 
  • I'm All Smiles (2019, HighNote) B+(**) 
  • Too Close for Comfort (2021, HighNote) B+(*) 

Cachao: Descargas Cubanas (1957 [1994], Panart) A− 

Cachao's Mambo All Stars: Como Siempre (2009, Sony/Eventus) B+(**) 

The Cactus Blossoms: You're Dreaming (2016, Red House) B+(*) 

Cadence Weapon: Hope in Dirt City (2012, Upper Class) B+(***) 

The Cadillac Three: Tabasco & Sweet Tea (2020, Big Machine) B+(*) 

Rex Cadwallader/Mike Aseta/Arti Dixson/Tiffany Jackson: A Balm in Gilead (2015 [2016], Stanza USA) B− 

Daniel Caesar: Freudian (2017, Golden Child) B+(*) 

Caffeine: Caffeine (1993 [1994], Okka Disk) A− 

Francesco Cafiso:

  • We Play for Tips (2017 [2018], EFLAT/Inciipt) B+(**) 
  • Irene of Boston: Conversation Avec Corto Maltese (2020, Eflat) A− 

Matt Caflisch: Runaway (2020, Fat Oak) B+(*) 

Cage: Depart From Me (2009, Definitive Jux) B 

Colbie Caillat: All of You (2011, Universal Republic) B+(**) 

Lou Caimano/Eric Olsen: Dyad Plays Jazz Arias (2015 [2016], self-released) B 

Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (2022, Daughters of Cain) B+(*) 

Adam Caine: Transmissions (2018 [2020], NoBusiness) A− 

Uri Caine:

  • Bedrock: Plastic Temptation (2009 [2010], Winter & Winter) B 
  • /Arditti String Quartet: Twelve Caprices (2010 [2011], Winter & Winter) B+(*) 
  • Siren (2010 [2011], Winter & Winter) B+(***) 
  • Calibrated Thickness (2015 [2016], 816 Music) B+(***) 

Cakes Da Killa: The Eulogy (2013, Mishka) B+(**) 

Joey Calderazzo: Going Home (2014 [2015], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

John Cale: Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (2012, Domino) B+(**) 

Calexico:

  • Algiers (2012, Anti-) B 
  • El Mirador (2022, Anti-) B+(*) 

Will Calhoun: Celebrating Elvin Jones (2016, Motéma) B 

Call Super:

  • Suzi Ecto (2014, Houndstooth) A− 
  • Arpo (2017, Houndstooth) A− 
  • Every Mouth Teeth Missing (2020, Incienso) B+(***) 

Bill Callahan:

  • Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (2019, Drag City) B+(*) 
  • Gold Record (2020, Drag City) B 

Ann Hampton Callaway: The Hope of Christmas (2015, MCG Jazz) B− 

Calle 13:

  • Entren Los Que Quieran (2010, Sony Music Latin) A− 
  • MultiViral (2014, El Abismo/Sony Music Latin) B+(***) 

Calle Loiza Jazz Project: There Will Never Be Another You (2019 [2020], self-released) B+(**) 

Terry Callier:

  • Occasional Rain (1972 [2008], Verve) B 
  • What Color Is Love (1973 [2008], Verve) B 

Anna Calvi: Anna Calvi (2011, Domino) B+(*) 

Cam:

  • Welcome to Cam Country (2015, Arista Nashville, EP) B 
  • Untamed (2015, Arista Nashville) B+(**) 
  • The Otherside (2020, RCA) B+(***) 

Jonas Cambien:

  • A Zoology of the Future (2016, Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Adrian Myhr: Simiskina (2017, Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • We Must Mustn't We (2018, Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Nature Hath Painted the Body (2021, Clean Feed) B+(**) 

The Cambodian Space Project: 2011: A Space Odyssey (2011, Metal Postcard) B+(***) 

Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career (2009, 4AD) B+(*) 

Lisa Cameron/Tom Carter/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten:

  • Tau Ceti (2019 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(*) 

Jenna Camille: The Time Is NOW (2020, self-released) B+(*) 

João Camões:

  • /Jean-Marc Foussat/Claude Parle: Bien Mental (2015, Fou) B+(***) 
  • /Rodrigo Pinheiro/Miguel Mira: Earnear (2015, Tour de Bras) B+(**) 
  • /Jean-Marc Foussat: À La Face Du Ciel! (2014 [2016], Shhpuma) B+(***) 

Camp Cope:

  • How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018, Run for Cover) B+(***) 
  • Running With the Hurricane (2022, Run for Cover) B+(*) 

Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers: Nothing Can Stop Us (2013, Strut) B+(**) 

Glen Campbell:

  • Big Bluegrass Special (1962, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • The Legacy (1961-2002) (1961-2002 [2003], Capitol, 4CD) C 
  • Meet Glen Campbell (2008, Capitol) C 
  • Ghost on the Canvas (2011, Surfdog) C+ 

Kate Campbell: Two Nights in Texas (2010 [2011], Large River Music) B+(***) 

Mike Campbell: Close Enough for Love (2014 [2015], ITI) B+(*) 

Peter Campbell:

  • Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn (2016 [2017], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Old Flames Never Die (2020, self-released) B+(*) 

Roy Campbell Pyramid:

  • Communion (1994, Silkheart) B+(**) 
  • Ethnic Stew and Brew (2000 [2001], Delmark) A− 

Camper Van Beethoven:

  • La Costa Perdida (2013, 429 Records) B 
  • El Camino Real (2014, 429 Records) B+(**) 

Carla Campopiano Trio: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections (2018, self-released) B 

The Campfire Flies: Sparks Like Litle Stars (2019, OverPop Music) A− 

Carla Campopiano: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections, Vol. II (2020, self-released) B 

Can:

  • Monster Movie (1969, Mute) A− 
  • Landed (1975, Virgin) B+(**) 
  • Live in Stuttgart 1975 (1975 [2021], Mute, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • The Lost Tapes (1968-77 [2012], Mute, 3CD) A− 
  • Tago Mago (1971, United Artists) B+(***) 

Canibus: C of Tranquility (2010, Interdependent Media) B+(***) 

The Cannanes:

  • Howling at All Hours (2013, Chapter Music) B+(**) 
  • Small Batch (2013, Exro FM, EP) B+(**) 

Laura Cannell: Simultaneous Flight Movement (2016, Brawl) B+(*) 

Cannibal Ox: Blade of the Ronin (2015, iHipHop) B+(***) 

Caitlin Cannon: The TrashCannon Album (2020, Caitlin Cannon) B+(**) 

Freddy Cannon: Boom Boom Rock 'n' Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon (1959-81 [2009], Shout! Factory) B+(**) 

Gerald Cannon: Combinations (2017, Woodneck) B+(**) 

Toronzo Cannon: The Chicago Way (2016, Alligator) B+(*) 

Laura Cantrell:

  • Trains and Boats and Planes (1996-2008 [2008], Diesel Only, EP) B+(*) 
  • Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music (2011, Spit & Polish) B+(***) 
  • No Way There From Here (2013 [2014], Thrift Shop) A− 

Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Lágrimas Mexicanas (2011, E1) B+(*) 

Lewis Capaldi: Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019, Capitol) B+(*) 

Cécile & Jean-Luc Cappozzo: Soul Eyes (2015, Fou) B+(**) 

Jean-Luc Cappozzo/Didier Lasserre: Ceremony's a Name for the Rich Horn (2014 [2016], NoBusiness, EP) B− 

Garrett T. Capps: I Love San Antone (2021, Vinyl Ranch) B+(***) 

Grayson Capps: South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019 (1997-2019 [2020], The Royal Potato Family) B+(*) 

Marialuisa Capurso/Jean-Marc Foussat: En Respirant (2016, Fou) B 

Lou Caputo Not So Big Band: Uh Oh! (2015 [2016], JazzCat 47) B+(*) 

Car Seat Headrest:

  • Teens of Style (2015, Matador) B 
  • Teens of Denial (2016, Matador) B+(***) 
  • Twin Fantasy (2018, Matador) B+(***) 
  • Commit Yourself Completely (2019, Matador) B+(**) 
  • Making a Door Less Open (2020, Matador) A− 

Carate Urio Orchestra: Ljubljana (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Harley Card:

  • Hedgerow (2012 [2015], self-released) B 
  • The Greatest Invention (2015 [2018], self-released) B+(*) 

Steve Cardenas:

  • Melody in a Dream (2012 [2014], Sunnyside) B+(*) 
  • Blue Has a Range (2019 [2020], Sunnyside) B 
  • /Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

César Cardoso: Dice of Tenors (2020, self-released) B+(*) 

Care Bears on Fire:

  • Get Over It! (2009 [2010], S-Curve) B+(***) 
  • Girls Like It Loud (2010, S-Curve, EP) B+(***) 

Ian Carey:

  • Interview Music (2015 [2016], Kabocha) B+(***) 
  • Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite (2019 [2020], Slow & Steady) B+(**) 

Mariah Carey: Caution (2018, Epic) B 

Caribou:

  • Andorra (2007, Merge) B 
  • Swim (2010, Merge) B+(*) 
  • Our Love (2014, Merge) B+(**) 
  • Suddenly (2020, Merge) B+(**) 

Rüdiger Carl: Zwei Quintette (1987 [1988], FMP) B+(**) 

Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Christopher Hoffman: Niño/Brujo (2013 [2014], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Brandi Carlile:

  • Bear Creek (2012, Columbia) B 
  • The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015, ATO) B+(***) 
  • By the Way, I Forgive You (2018, Low Country Sound/Elektra) B− 
  • In These Silent Days (2021, Low Country Sound/Elektra) B 

Willi Carlisle: Peculiar, Missouri (2022, Free Dirt) B+(***) 

Dustin Carlson: Air Ceremony (2017 [2018], Out of Your Head) B+(**) 

Hayes Carll:

  • Trouble in Mind (2008, Lost Highway) A 
  • KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (2011, Lost Highway) A− 
  • Lovers and Leavers (2016, Highway 87) B+(***) 
  • What It Is (2019, Dualtone) A− 
  • Alone Together Sessions (2020, Dualtone) A−  
  • You Get It All (2021, Dualtone) A− 

Carlton and the Shoes: Love Me Forever (1978, Studio One) B+(**) 

Dillon Carmichael: Hell on an Angel (2018, Riser House) B+(*) 

Judy Carmichael/Harry Allen: Can You Love Once More? (2016, GAC) A− 

Doug Carn:

  • Infant Eyes (1971 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(**) 
  • Adam's Apple (1974 [2021], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*) 

Carn Davidson 9: Murphy (2017, self-released) B 

Carne Doce: Interior (2020, Tratore) B+(*) 

Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone (2017, AMF) B 

James Carney: Pure Heart (2020, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Enzo Carniel and Filippo Vignato as Silent Room: Aria (2021, Menace) B+(***) 

Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (2021, Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Carolina Chocolate Drops:

  • Genuine Negro Jig (2009 [2010], Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii (2011, Nonesuch, EP) B+(***) 
  • Leaving Eden (2011 [2012], Nonesuch) B+(***) 

Caroline: Caroline (2022, Rough Trade) B 

Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Carpenters:

  • Carpenters (1971, A&M) C  20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Carpenters (1970-78 [2002], A&M) C+ 

Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (2021, self-released) B+(***) 

The Carper Family: Old-Fashioned Gal (2013, South Central Music) B+(**) 

Ian Carr:

  • Double Quintet: Solar Session (1970 [2021], Jazz in Britain) B+(**) 
  • With Nucleus: Solar Plexus (1971, UMC) B+(**) 
  • Nucleus: Elastic Rock (1970, Vertigo) B+(*) 
  • Nucleus: We'll Talk About It Later (1970 [1971], Vertigo) B+(***) 
  • With Nucleus Plus: Labyrinth (1973, Vertigo) B+(*) 
  • Nucleus: Roots (1973, Vertigo) B+(*) 
  • Nucleus: Under the Sun (1974, Vertigo) B 
  • Nucleus: Snakehips Etcetera (1975, Vertigo) B+(*) 
  • Nucleus: Alleycat (1975, Vertigo) B+(*) 
  • Nucleus: Torrid Zone: The Vertigo Recordings 1970-1975 (1970-75 [2019], Esoteric, 6CD) B+(*) 

Kenny Carr:

  • Idle Talk (2014 [2015], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Exit Moon (2015, Zoozazz Music) B+(*) 

Malonie Carre: Forever (2014, self-released) B 

François Carrier:

  • /Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts (2013 [2014], FMR) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: The Russian Concerts Volume 2 (2013 [2014], FMR) B+(***) 
  • /Michel Lambert: Io (2013 [2015], FMR) B+(***) 
  • /Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Unknowable (2014 [2015], Not Two) A− 
  • /Steve Beresford/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Outgoing (2014 [2015], FMR) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: The Joy of Being (2015 [2016], NoBusiness) B+(***) 
  • /Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space for the Spirit (2014 [2017], FMR) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Oneness (2015 [2017], FMR) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert: Out of Silence (2015 [2017], FMR) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Beyond Dimensions (2016 [2018], FMR) B+(***) 
  • /Michel Lambert/John Edwards: Elements (2015-16 [2018], FMR) A− 
  • /Alexander Hawkins/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Nirguna (2017 [2019], Fundacja Sluchaj, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • /Tomek Gadecki/Marcik Bozek/Michel Lambert: Wide (2018 [2019], FMR) B+(***) 
  • /Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani: Japan Suite (2019 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(***) 
  • Glow (2019 [2021], FMR) A− 

Rodney Carrington: El Niño Loco (2009, Capitol Nashville) B+(**) 

Terri Lyne Carrington:

  • The Mosaic Project (2011, Concord) B+(**) 
  • Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (2013, Concord) B+(*) 
  • The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul (2015, Concord) B+(**) 
  • + Social Science: The Waiting Game (2019, Motéma, 2CD) B+(**) 

Baikida Carroll: Shadows and Reflections (1982, Soul Note) B+(**) 

Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (2021, Little Village Foundation) B+(**) 

The Cars:

  • Greatest Hits (1978-85 [1985], Elektra) B+(**) 
  • Move Like This (2011, Hear Music) B 

Brett Carson: Quattuor Elephantis (2014 [2015], Edgetone) B 

Matt Carson: No Regrets (2019, Bunba) B+(**) 

Betty Carter:

  • /Ray Bryant: Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant (1955-56 [1996], Columbia) B+(*) 
  • The Modern Sound of Betty Carter (1960, ABC) B+(*) 
  • Inside Betty Carter (1964-65 [1993], Capitol Jazz) B+(*) 
  • Finally, Betty Carter (1969 [1975], Roulette) B+(*) 
  • At the Village Vanguard (1970 [1993], Verve) B+(**) 
  • The Betty Carter Album (1976 [1988], Verve) B  The Music Never Stops (1992 [2019], Blue Engine) A− 

Carlene Carter:

  • Stronger (2008, Yep Roc) B 
  • Carter Girl (2014, Rounder) B+(**) 

Daniel Carter:

  • /William Parker/Roy S. Campbell Jr./Rashid Bakr: Other Dimensions in Music (1989 [1995], Silkheart) B+(*) 
  • /Toby Kasavan/Mark Hennen/William Parker: Feels Like It (2000 [2007], BDE-BDOP) B+(*) 
  • /Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz/Kevin Zubek: Chinatown (2003, Not Two) B+(***) 
  • /Alberto Fiori/Tom Abbs/Federico Ughi: Perfect Blue (2008 [2010], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (2017 [2018], AUM Fidelity) A− 
  • /Hilliard Greene/David Haney: Live Constructions (2017 [2018], Slam) B 
  • /Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federico Ughi: New York United (2016 [2019], 577) B+(***) 
  • /Julius Priester/Adam Lane/Reggie Sylvester/David Haney: Live Constructions Volume 2 (2018 [2019], Slam) B+(*) 
  • /Stelios Mihas/Irma Nejando/Federico Ughi: Radical Invisibility (2018 [2019], 577) B+(**) 
  • /Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federich Ughi: Electric Telepathy Vol. 1 (2018 [2019], 577 Records) B+(***) 
  • /Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman: Whoadie (2018-19 [2020], 577) C+ 
  • /Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 (2019 [2020], 577) B+(***) 
  • /Brad Farberman/Billy Martin: Just Don't Die (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(*) 
  • Playfield Vol 1: Sonar (2020 [2021], Orbit577) B+(*) 
  • Playfield Vol. 2: The Middle (2020 [2021], Orbit577) B+(**) 
  • Playfield Vol. 3: After Life (2020 [2021], Orbit577) B+(*) 
  • /Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federico Ughi: New York United, Volume 2 (2018 [2021], 577 Records) A− 
  • /Avi Granite: Together Song: The Improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol. 1 (2018 [2021], Pet Mantis) B+(*) 
  • /Evan Strauss/5-Track/Sheridan Riley: The Uproar in Bursts of Sound and Silence (2018-21 [2022], 577) B+(***) 
  • /Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 (2019 [2022], 577) B+(**) 
  • /Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putnam/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Telepatica (2018 [2022], 577) B+(*) 

James Carter: Live From Newport Jazz (2018 [2019], Blue Note) B+(***) 

John Carter:

  • /Bobby Bradford: Flight for Four (1969, Flying Dutchman) A− 
  • /Bobby Bradford: Self Determination Music (1970, Flying Dutchman) B+(***) 
  • Echoes From Rudolph's (1976-77 [2015], NoBusiness, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Dauwhe (1982, Black Saint) B+(**) 

Regina Carter:

  • Reverse Thread (2010, E1 Entertainment) B+(*) 
  • Southern Comfort (2013 [2014], Sony Masterworks) A− 
  • Ella: Accentuate the Positive (2017, Okeh/Masterworks) B+(*) 
  • Freedom Band: Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground (2020, Tiger Turn) B+(*) 

Ron Carter:

  • /Herbie Hancock/Tony Williams: Third Plane (1977 [1983], Milestone/OJC) B+(***) 
  • /Vitoria Maldonado: Brasil L.I.K.E. (2016, Summit) B+(*) 
  • /Jack DeJohnette/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Skyline (2021, 5 Passion) A− 

The Carter Family: Across Generations (2019, Reviver Legacy) B 

Carter Tutti Void:

  • Transverse (2012, Mute) B+(***) 
  • f(x) (2015, Industrial) B+(***) 

The Carters: Everything Is Love (2018, Parkwood/Roc Nation) B+(***) 

Playboi Carti:

  • Playboi Carti (2017, AWGE/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Die Lit (2018, AWGE/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Whole Lotta Red (2020, AWGE/Interscope) B+(**) 

George Cartwright:

  • Dot (1994, Cuneiform) B+(*) 
  • The Memphis Years: Terminal Moraine (2000, Cuneiform) B+(**) 
  • /Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (2021, Mahakala Music) B+(**) 
  • /Steve Hirsh/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Kelley Hurt: Notice That There (2020 [2022], Mahakala Music) B+(**) 

Hugo Carvalhais:

  • Grand Valis (2014 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Ascetica (2021 [2022], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Dick Cary's Tuesday Night Friends: Got Swing? (2000 [2001], Arbors) B+(**) 

Marc Cary: Life Lessons (2020 [2021], Sessionheads United) B+(***) 

Casa: Futuro (2012 [2015], Clean Feed) B 

Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young (2009, RCA) B− 

Neko Case:

  • Blacklisted (2002, Bloodshot) B+(*) 
  • Live From Austin TX (2003 [2007], New West) B− 
  • Middle Cyclone (2009, Anti-) B 
  • The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013, Anti-) B+(**) 
  • /KD Lang/Laura Veirs: Case/Lang/Veirs (2016, Anti-) B+(**) 
  • Hell-On (2018, Anti-) B+(*) 

Johnny Cash:

  • Songs of Our Soil (1958-59 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) A− 
  • Ride This Train (1959-60 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • The Sound of Johnny Cash (1962-62 [1962], Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears (1962 [1963], Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1958-63 [1963], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian (1964, Columbia) A− 
  • Orange Blossom Special (1964 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • Sings the Ballads of the True West (1959-65 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Everybody Loves a Nut (1965-66 [1966], Columbia) B− 
  • Happiness Is You (1962-65 [1966], Columbia) B 
  • /June Carter: Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (1967 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • From Sea to Shining Sea (1967 [1968], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Bootleg Vol II: From Memphis to Hollywood (1955-69 [2011], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • The Johnny Cash Show (1970, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • I Walk the Line [Soundtrack] (1970, Columbia) B 
  • Little Fauss and Big Halsy [Soundtrack] (1971, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Man in Black (1971, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • A Thing Called Love (1972, Columbia) B 
  • Johnny Cash På Österåker (1972 [2007], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • Any Old Wind That Blows (1973, Columbia) A− 
  • /June Carter Cash: Johnny Cash and His Woman (1973, Columbia) B 
  • Ragged Old Flag (1974, Columbia) B 
  • Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories (1975, Columbia) C− 
  • John R. Cash (1975, Columbia) B 
  • Look at Them Beans (1975, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Strawberry Cake (1975 [1976], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • One Piece at a Time (1976, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • The Last Gunfighter Ballad (1976 [1977], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • The Rambler (1976-77 [1977], Columbia) B 
  • I Would Like to See You Again (1976-77 [1978], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Gone Girl (1978, Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Silver (1979 [2002], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • Rockabilly Blues (1979-80 [1980], Columbia) B 
  • The Baron (1980-81 [1981], Columbia) B 
  • /Jerry Lee Lewis/Carl Perkins: The Survivors Live (1981 [1982], Columbia) B 
  • The Adventures of Johnny Cash (1981-82 [1982], Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Johnny 99 (1983, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Bootleg Vol I: Personal File (1973-83 [2011], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A− 
  • Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth (1975-83 [2012], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A− 
  • Out Among the Stars (1981-84 [2014], Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Rainbow (1984-85 [1985], Columbia) B− 
  • /Waylon Jennings: Heroes (1984-85 [1986], Columbia) B− 
  • Live From Austin TX (1987 [2005], New West) B+(**) 
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash (1985-89 [2002], Mercury Nashville) B− 
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash Volume 2 (1985-90 [2007], Mercury Nashville) B+(*) 
  • American VI: Ain't No Grave (2002-03 [2010], Lost Highway) B+(**) 

Rosanne Cash:

  • The List (2009, Manhattan) A− 
  • The River & the Thread (2014, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • She Remembers Everything (2018, Blue Note) B+(***) 

Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet: Music Without Borders (2012 [2013], Primrose Lane) B+(**) 

Cashmere Cat:

  • 9 (2017, Mad Love/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Princess Catgirl (2019, Mad Love/Interscope, EP) B+(*) 

Casiokids: Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (2010, Polyvinyl) B 

Lynn Cassiers:

  • Imaginary Band (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • Yun (2019 [2020], Clean Feed) B 

Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (2021, Afar Music) B+(***) 

Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (2022, self-released) B+(***) 

Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton (2021, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(***) 

Joe Castro: Lush Life: A Musical Journey (1954-66 [2015], Sunnyside, 6CD) B+(**) 

Mario Castro: Estrella de Mar/Promotional Edition (2014, Interrobang) B− 

Cat in a Bag: Cat in a Bag (2019, Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Cat Power:

  • Jukebox (2008, Matador) B− 
  • Sun (2012, Matador) B+(*) 
  • Covers (2022, Domino) B 

Frank Catalano/Jimmy Chamberlin:

  • Love Supreme Collective (2014, Ropeadope) B+(*) 
  • Bye Bye Blackbird (2016, Ropeadope) B+(*) 

Catalyst:

  • The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1972 [2010], Porter) B+(***) 
  • The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 (1974-75 [2010], Porter) B 

Caterpillar Quartet: Threads (2019 [2020], ESP-Disk) B+(**) 

Cäthe: Chill Out Punk (2022, Träum Weiter!) B+(***) 

The Catheters:

  • Static Delusions and Stone-Still Days (2002, Sub Pop) B+(***) 
  • Howling . . . It Grows and Grows!!! (2004, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

Sid Catlett: The Chronological Sid Catlett 1944-1946 (1944-46 [1997], Classics) A− 

Caleb Caudle: Paint Another Layer on My Heart (2014, This Is American Music) B+(***) 

Cauldron: Burning Fortune (2011, Earache) B+(*) 

Causa Sui: Pewt'r Sessions 3 (2014, El Paraiso) B+(**) 

Cavanaugh: Time and Materials (2015 [2016], Mello Music) B+(**) 

Dan Cavanaugh/Dave Hagedorn: 20 Years (2017 [2018], UT Arlington) B+(*) 

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds:

  • Push the Sky (2013, Bad Seeds) B 
  • Skeleton Tree (2016, Bad Seeds) B− 
  • Ghosteen (2019, Ghosteen/Bad Seeds, 2CD) B 

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage (2021, AWAL) B 

Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (2022, Relapse) B− 

Cavern of Anti-Matter:

  • Void Beats/Invocation Trex (2016, Duophonic) B+(***) 
  • Hormone Lemonade (2018, Duophonic) B+(**) 

Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (2022, BluJazz) B 

The CCM Jazz Orchestra as James Bond: Nobody Does It Better (2013 [2017], Summit) B+(**) 

Valentin Ceccaldi: Ossos (2017 [2020], Cipsela) B+(*) 

Drew Ceccato/Adam Tinkle: Eidolon (2014, Edgetone) B+(*) 

Guillermo Celano/Joachim Badenhorst/Marcos Baggiani: Lili & Marleen (2016 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

The Cellar and Point: Ambit (2011-13 [2014], Cuneiform) B 

Celph Titled & Buckwild: Nineteen Ninety Now (2010, No Sleep) B+(**) 

Central Cee: 23 (2022, self-released) B+(***) 

Ceramic Dog:

  • Your Turn (2013, Northern Spy) A− 
  • YRU Still Here? (2018, Northern Spy) A− 
  • What I Did on My Long Vacation (2020, Northern Spy) B+(***) 

Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy (2011, Williams Street, EP) B+(*) 

Kevin Cerovich: Aging Millennial (2022, CVJ) B 

A Certain Ratio: acr:set (1980-94 [2018], Mute) B+(*) 

Ernesto Cervini:

  • Turboprop (2014 [2015], Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Turboprop: Rev (2013-16 [2017], Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Turboprop: Abundance (2013-16 [2018], Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Tetrahedron (2019 [2020], Anzic) B+(**) 

Sarah Mary Chadwick: Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby (2021, Ba Da Bing!) B+(**) 

Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatini/Carlos Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (2020 [2022], Other Minds) B+(*) 

Chai:

  • Punk (2019, Burger) B+(*) 
  • Wink (2021, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

The Chain Gang of 1974: Wayward Fire (2011, Modern Art) B 

Chairlift: Something (2012, Columbia/DMZ/Kanine) B+(*) 

Chaise Lounge:

  • A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas (2015, Modern Songbook) B+(*) 
  • Gin Fizz Fandango (2015 [2016], Modern Songbook) B+(***) 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand: Inner Rhyme (2018 [2019], In a Circle) B+(**) 

The Chalets: Check In (2005 [2007], Setanta) B+(***) 

Chamber 3:

  • Grassroots (2013 [2015], OA2) B+(*) 
  • Transatlantic (2016 [2018], OA2) B+(*) 

Chamber 4:

  • City of Light (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Dawn to Dusk (2020 [2021], JACC) B+(***) 

Joe Chambers:

  • The Almoravid (1971-73 [1974], Muse) B 
  • Phantom of the City (1991 [1992], Candid) B+(*) 
  • Mirrors (1998 [1999], Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • Samba De Marcatu (2020 [2021], Blue Note) B 

Kasey Chambers:

  • /Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones (2008, Essence/Sugar Hill) B+(**) 
  • Little Bird (2010 [2011], Sugar Hill) B+(**) 
  • /Shane Nicholson: Wreck & Ruin (2012, Sugar Hill) B+(***) 
  • Bittersweet (2015, Sugar Hill) B 

The Chambers Brothers: Time Has Come: The Best of the Chamber Brothers (1966-71 [1996], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 

Joan Chamorro & Andrea Motis: Feeling Good (2012 [2015], Whaling City Sound) B+(***) 

Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (2018 [2022], Luaka Bop) A− 

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra: Shrimp Tale (2013 [2014], Crown Heights Audio Network) B+(*) 

Chance the Rapper:

  • 10 Day (2011 [2019], self-released) A− 
  • Acid Rap (2013, self-released) A− 
  • Coloring Book (2016, self-released) A− 
  • The Big Day (2019, self-released) A− 

Vincent Chancey/Wilber Morris/Warren Smith: The Spell: The Vincent Chancey Trio Live 1987 (1987 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(*) 

Gene Chandler:

  • The Duke of Earl (1962, Vee-Jay) B+(**) 
  • The Girl Don't Care (1967, Brunswick) B+(*) 

Tom Chang: Tongue & Groove (2012 [2014], Raw Toast) B+(**) 

The Channels Featuring Earl Lewis:

  • Golden Oldies (1956-59 [2014], Essential Music Group) B+(*) 

Manu Chao: Radio Bemba: Baionarena Live (2008 [2010], Nacional/Because, 2CD) A− 

The Chap: Mega Breakfast (2008, Lo/Ghostly International) B+(**) 

Chapel Hart: The Girls Are Back in Town (2021, self-released) B+(*) 

Marshall Chapman:

  • Big Lonesome (2010, Tall Girl) B+(**) 
  • Blaze of Glory (2013, Tall Girl) B+(***) 
  • Songs I Can't Live Without (2020, Tall Girl) B+(**) 

Michael Chapman: Time Past Time Passing (2008, Electric Ragtime) A− 

Brian Charette:

  • Square One (2014, Posi-Tone) B+(**) 
  • /Will Bernard/Rudy Royston: Alphabet City (2014 [2015], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 
  • Kürrent (2017, Dim Mak) B+(*) 
  • /George Coleman: Groovin' With Big G (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Beyond Borderline (2019, SteepleChase) B+(*) 
  • Like the Sun (2020, Dim Mak) B 
  • Power From the Air (2020 [2021], SteepleChase) B+(*) 

Dheepa Chari: Patchwork (2015, self-released) B− 

Mark Charig:

  • w/Keith Tippett/Ann Winter: Pipedream (1977 [2010], Ogun) B− 
  • /Georg Wolf/Jörg Fischer: Free Music on a Summer Evening (2010 [2014], Spore Print) B+(*) 

Bill Charlap:

  • /Renee Rosnes: Double Portrait (2009 [2010], Blue Note) B 
  • Notes From New York (2015 [2016], Impulse) B+(*) 
  • Uptown Downtown (2017, Impulse!) B+(**) 

Bill Charlap Trio:

  • Street of Dreams (2021, Blue Note) B+(**) 

Etienne Charles:

  • San Jose Suite (2015 [2016], Culture Shock) B+(**) 
  • Carnival: The Sound of a People Vol. 1 (2019, Culture Shock Music) B+(**) 

Melanie Charles: Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women (2021, Verve) B+(***) 

Ray Charles:

  • Ray Charles (1953-56 [1957], Atlantic) A 
  • The Great Ray Charles (1956 [1957], Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • The Genius After Hours (1956-57 [1961], Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Yes Indeed! (1952-58 [1958], Atlantic) A− 
  • What'd I Say (1952-59 [1959], Atlantic) A 
  • The Genius of Ray Charles (1959, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Ray Charles In Person (1959 [1960], Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • Ray Charles Live (1958-59 [1987], Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • The Genius Sings the Blues (1952-60 [1961], Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years (1951-59 [1994], Rhino) A− 

Ray Charles/Betty Carter:

  • Ray Charles and Betty Carter (1961, ABC) B 

Ray Charles:

  • Greatest Country and Western Hits (1962-66 [1988], DCC) A− 
  • The Genius Hits the Road (1956-72 [2009], Concord) B+(*) 
  • True to Life (1977, Atlantic) B+(**) 

Ian Charleton: A Fresh Perspective (2020 [2021], none) B+(***) 

Charli XCX:

  • True Romance (2013, Iamsound) B+(**) 
  • Sucker (2014, Atlantic) A− 
  • Vroom Vroom (2016, Vroom Vroom, EP) B+(*) 
  • Number 1 Angel (2017, Asylum) A− 
  • Pop 2 (2017, Asylum) B+(***) 
  • Charli (2019, Asylum) B+(**) 
  • How I'm Feeling Now (2020, Asylum) B+(***) 
  • Crash (2022, Asylum) A− 

Charly Bliss:

  • Guppy (2017, Barsuk) B+(**) 
  • Young Enough (2019, Barsuk) A− 
  • Supermoon (2019, Barsuk, EP) B+(**) 

Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography (2021 [2022], Tzadik) B+(**) 

Chase and Status: No More Idols (2011, Universal) B+(*) 

Chastity Belt:

  • Time to Go Home (2015, Hardly Art) B+(*) 
  • I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (2017, Hardly Art) B+(*) 

Chat Noir:

  • Nine Thoughts for One Word (2016, Rare Noise) B+(*) 
  • Hyperuranion (2018 [2019], RareNoise) B 

Rhys Chatham:

  • A Rhys Chatham Compendium (1971-89 [2002], Table of the Elements) A− 
  • Pythagorean Dream (2016, Foom) B+(***) 

The Chats:

  • High Risk Behaviour (2020, Bargain Bin) B+(*) 
  • Get Fucked (2022, Bargain Bin) B+(***) 

Sébastien Chaumont: Still Walkin' (2011-13 [2014], ITI) B+(**) 

Che Noir: Food for Thought (2022, TCF Music Group) B+(***) 

Chubby Checker: The Best of Chubby Checker: 1959-1963 [Cameo Parkway] (1959-63 [2005], ABKCO) A− 

Chris Cheek: Saturday Songs (2015 [2016], Sunnyside) B 

Cheekface:

  • Therapy Island (2019, New Professor Music) B+(**) 
  • Emphatically No (2021, New Professor Music) B+(***) 
  • Too Much to Ask (2022, self=released) A− 

Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving (2013, Matador) B+(**) 

The Chemical Brothers:

  • Brotherhood (1995-2008 [2008], Virgin) A− 
  • Brotherhood + Electronic Battle Weapons (1992-2008 [2008], Virgin, 2CD) A− 
  • Further (2010, Astralwerks) B+(***) 
  • Born in the Echoes (2015, Virgin EMI) B+(**) 
  • No Geography (2019, Virgin EMI) A− 

Annie Chen: Secret Treetop (2018, Shanghai Audio & Video) B 

Cher:

  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher (1971-79 [2000], MCA) B+(*) 
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher Volume 2 (1987-98 [2004], Hip-O) B− 

Don Cherry:

  • Cherry Jam (1965 [2021], Gearbox, EP) B+(*) 
  • Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (1965-66 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***) 
  • Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited (1966-68 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • The Summer House Sessions (1968 [2021], Blank Forms Editions) B+(*) 
  • Organic Music Society (1971-72 [2012], Caprice) B+(*) 
  • New Researches: Organic Music Theatre: Festival De Jazz De Chateauvallon 1972 (1972 [2021], Blank Forms Editions) B+(*) 
  • Om Shanti Om (1976 [2020], Black Sweat) B+(*) 
  • /John Tchicai/Irène Schweizer/Léon Francioli/Pierre Favre: Musical Monsters (1980 [2016], Intakt) A− 
  • Home Boy (Sister Out) (1985 [2018], Wewantsounds) B+(***) 

Neneh Cherry:

  • Man (1996, Virgin) B+(*) 
  • Blank Project (2014, Smalltown Supersound) B+(***) 
  • Broken Politics (2018, Smalltown Supersound) B+(***) 
  • The Versions (2022, EMI) B 

Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready (2019, Secretly Canadian) B 

Cherub: Year of the Caprese (2014, Columbia) B+(*) 

Kenny Chesney: Hemingway's Whiskey (BNA) B 

Cyrus Chestnut:

  • Kaleidoscope (2018, High Note) B 
  • My Father's Hands (2021 [2022], HighNote) B+(*) 

John Chibadura: The Best of John Chibadura ([1986], ZMC) A− 

Chic:

  • Chic (1977, Atlantic) B 
  • C'est Chic (1978, Atlantic) B+(**)  
  • Les Plus Grand Succès de Chic (Chic's Greatest Hits) (1977-79 [1979], Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • Real People (1980, Atlantic) A− 

Chicago Edge Ensemble:

  • Decaying Orbit (2016 [2017], self-released) A− 
  • Insidious Anthem (2018, Trost) B+(***) 

Chicago Farmer:

  • Midwest Side Stories (2016, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Quarter Past Tonight (2018, Chicago Farmer, 2CD) A− 
  • Flyover Country (2020, Chicago Farmer) A− 
  • & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (2022, Chicago Farmer, EP) B+(*) 

Chicago Reed Quartet: Western Automatic (2014 [2015], Aerophonic) B+(**) 

Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors (2016 [2017], Cuneiform) A− 

Chicago Underground Duo:

  • Age of Energy (2010 [2012], Northern Spy) B+(***) 
  • Locus (2014, Northern Spy) B+(***) 
  • /São Paulo Underground/Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah & the Underground (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Chicago Underground Quartet:

  • Chicago Underground Quartet (2000 [2001], Thrill Jockey) B+(**) 
  • Good Days (2018-19 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(***) 

Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free (2017, ATO) B− 

Chicha Libre:

  • Canibalismo (2012, Barbès) B+(*) 
  • Cuatro Tigres (2013, Barbès, EP) B+(*) 

The Chicks: Gaslighter (2020, Columbia) B+(***) 

Chiddy Bang: Breakfast (2012, Virgin) A− 

Chief Keef: 4Nem (2021, Glo Gang/RBC) B 

The Chieftains: /Ry Cooder: San Patricio (2010, Hear Music) B 

Chika: Industry Games (2020, Warner, EP) B+(**) 

The Child of Lov: The Child of Lov (2013, Domino) B+(*) 

Tyler Childers:

  • Bottles and Bibles (2011, Hickman Holler) A− 
  • Live on Red Barn Radio I & II (2013-14 [2018], Hickman Holler, EP) B+(***) 
  • Purgatory (2017, Hickman Holler) A−  
  • Country Squire (2019, Hickman Holler/RCA) A− 
  • Long Violent History (2020, Hickman Holler/RCA) B+(***) 

Childbirth: Women's Rights (2015, Suicide Squeeze) B+(***) 

Childish Gambino:

  • Culdesac (2010, Glassnote) B+(***) 
  • Camp (2011, Glassnote) B+(*) 
  • Because the Internet (2013, Glassnote) B− 
  • Awaken, My Love! (2016, Glassnote) B+(*) 
  • 3.15.20 (2020, RCA) B 

Billy Childs:

  • Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (2014, Masterworks) B− 
  • Rebirth (2017, Mack Avenue) B− 

The Chi-Lites: (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (1971, Brunswick) A− 

Lando Chill: Black Ego (2018, Mello Music Group) B+(*) 

The Chills:

  • Kaleidoscope World (1982-84 [1989], Homestead) B+(*) 
  • Somewhere Beautiful (2011-12 [2013], Fire) B+(**) 
  • Silver Bullets (2015, Fire) A− 
  • Snow Bound (2018, Fire) B+(**) 
  • Scatterbrain (2021, Fire) B+(***) 

Alex Chilton:

  • Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (1969 [2012], Omnivore) B+(**) 
  • Bach's Bottom (1975 [1993], Razor & Tie, EP) B+(*) 
  • Ocean Club '77 (1977 [2015], Norton) A−  
  • Like Flies on Sherbert (1979 [1996], Last Call) B 
  • From Memphis to New Orleans (1985-89 [2019], Bar/None) A− 
  • Songs From Robin Hood Lane (1991-94 [2019], Bar/None) B+(*) 
  • A Man Called Destruction (1995 [2020], Omnivore) B+(**) 
  • Electricity by Candlelight: NYC 2/3/97 (1997 [2013], Bar/None) B+(**) 

Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section:

  • Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (1999 [2021], Omnivore) B+(*) 

Chimurenga Renaissance:

  • Rize Vadzimu Rize (2014, Brick Lane) B+(*) 
  • Girlz With Gunz (2016, Glitterbeat, EP) B+(*) 

John Chin: Fifth (2014 [2016], Jinsy) B+(**) 

Chingari [Ranjit Barot, U Shrinivas, Etienne Mbappé]: Bombay Makossa (2014, Abstract Logix) B+(*) 

Rachel Chinouriri: Better Off Without (2022, Parlophone/Atlas, EP) B+(*) 

The Chisel: Retaliation (2021, La Vida Es Un Mus) B+(*) 

Stella Chiweshe: Kasahwa: Early Singles (1974-83 [2018], Glitterbeat) B+(**) 

Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Åland Islands (2022, International Anthem) A− 

Chloe x Halle:

  • The Kids Are Alright (2018, Parkwood/Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Ungodly Hour (2020, Columbia) B+(*) 

Roger Chong: Funkalicious (2016, self-released) B+(*) 

Chook Race: Around the House (2016, Trouble in Mind) B+(*) 

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band:

  • Live (2010, Grigri Discs) B+(***) 
  • Chopteeth (2008, Grigri Discs) A− 

Chord Four: California Avant Garde (2016 [2019], self-released) B+(***) 

Chouk Bwa & the Ångströmers:

  • Vodou Alé (2017-18 [2020], Bongo Joe) B+(**) 
  • Ayiti Kongo Dub #1 (2022, Bongo Joe, EP) B+(*) 

Corey Christensen:

  • Factory Girl (2015 [2016], Origin) B+(**) 

Corey Christiansen:

  • Dusk (2015 [2017], Origin) b+(*) 
  • La Proxima (2019, Origin) B+(*) 

Christine and the Queens:

  • Saint Claude (2015, Neon Gold, EP) B+(**) 
  • Christine and the Queens (2014 [2015], Atlantic/Because/Neon Gold) B+(**) 
  • Chris (2018, Because Music) B+(**) 

Günter Christmann:

  • /Detlef Schönenberg: We Play (1973, FMP) B+(***) 
  • /Torsten Müller/LaDonna Smith/Davey Williams: White Earth Streak (1983 [2002], Atavistic Unheard Music Series) B 

Chromatics:

  • Kill for Love (2012, Italians Do It Better) B+(***) 
  • Closer to Grey (2019, Italians Do It Better) B 

Chrome Hill:

  • The Explorer (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • This Is Chrome Hill (2019 [2020], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Chromeo:

  • Fancy Footwork (2007, Vice) B+(***) 
  • Business Casual (2010, Big Beat) A− 
  • White Women (2014, Big Beat) B+(***) 
  • Head Over Heels (2018, Big Beat/WEA) A− 
  • Quarantine Casanova (2020, Chromeo, EP) B+(**) 

Chronixx: Chronology (2017, Soul Circle Music/Virgin) B+(*) 

Chronophage: Chronophage (2022, Bruit Direct Disques) B 

Chubby and the Gang:

  • Speed Kills (2020, Static Shock) B+(*) 
  • The Mutt's Nuts (2021, Partisan) B+(**) 

Victor Chukwu: Akalaka/The Power (1977-79 [2020], BBE) A− 

Chumped: Teenage Retirement (2014, Anchorless) A− 

Stef Chura: Midnight (2019, Saddle Creek) B+(**)  

Eric Church:

  • Chief (2011, Capitol Nashville) B+(**) 
  • Caught in the Act: Live (2011 [2013], EMI Nashville) B+(*) 
  • The Outsiders (2014, Capitol Nashville) B+(*) 
  • Mr. Misunderstood (2015, EMI Nashville) B+(**) 
  • Desperate Man (2018, EMI Nashville) A− 
  • Heart (2021, EMI Nashville) B+(**) 
  • Soul (2021, EMI Nashville) B+(*) 

Chvrches:

  • Recover (2013, Glassnote, EP) B+(*) 
  • The Bones of What You Believe (2013, Glass Note) B 
  • Every Open Eye (2015, Glassnote) B+(**) 
  • Love Is Dead (2018, Glassnote) B+(*) 
  • Screen Violence (2021, Glassnote) B+(***) 

Ciara:

  • Ciara (2013, Epic) B+(**) 
  • Jackie (2015, Epic) B+(***) 

Cigarettes After Sex:

  • Cigarettes After Sex (2017, Partisan) A− 
  • Cry (2019, Partisan) B+(***) 

Margo Cilker: Pohorylle (2021, Loose) A− 

Mino Cinelu/Nils Petter Molvaer: SulaMadiana (2020, Modern) A− 

The Cinematic Orchestra: To Believe (2019, Domino) B+(**) 

Cinghiale [Mars Williams/Ken Vandermark]: Hoofbeats of the Snorting Swine (1995 [1996], Eighth Day) B+(***) 

Circa Survive: Blue Sky Noise (2010, Atlantic) B 

Albert Cirera/Hernâni Faustino/Gabriel Ferrandini/Agustí Fernández: Before the Silence (2015 [2016], NoBusiness) A− 

Circuit Des Yeux: Io (2021, Matador) C+ 

Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Open Port (2008 [2009], Circulsasione Totale) B+(**) 

Anansy Cissé:

  • Mali Overdrive (2014, Riverboat) B+(**) 
  • Anoura (2021, Riverboat) B+(***) 

Diabel Cissokho: Rhythm of the Griot (2019, Kafou Music) B+(**) 

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes (2018, Twelve/Eight) A− 

Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze: Amanké Dionti (2012, Motéma) B+(**) 

Ty Citerman: Bop Kabbalah (2013 [2014], Tzadik) B+(***) 

Cities Aviv: Come to Life (2014, Young One) B+(*) 

City Girls:

  • Period (2018, Quality Control) B 
  • Girl Code (2018, Quality Control) B 
  • City on Lock (2020, Quality Control/Motown) A− 

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra: The Symphonic Celtic Album (2011, Silva Screen) C− 

City Yelps: Half Hour (2016, Odd Box) B+(*) 

The Civil Wars:

  • Barton Hollow (2011, Sensibility) B 
  • The Civil Wars (2013, Sensibility/Columbia) B− 

Clairo:

  • Immunity (2019, Fader) B+(***) 
  • Sling (2021, Fader/Republic) B+(*) 

Clams Casino: Instrumentals (2011, mixtape) B+(***) 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah:

  • Some Loud Thunder (2007, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) B− 
  • Hysterical (2011, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) B 

Clark:

  • Iradelphic (2012, Warp) B 
  • Clark (2014, Warp) B 

Brandy Clark:

  • 12 Stories (2013, Smith Music Group) A− 
  • Big Day in a Small Town (2016, Warner Brothers) A− 
  • Your Life Is a Record (2020, Warner) A− 

Gary Clark Jr.:

  • The Bright Lights EP (2011, Warner Brothers, EP) B+(**) 
  • Blak and Blu (2012, Warner Brothers) B− 
  • Live (2014, Warner Brothers, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • This Land (2019, Warner Brothers) B 

Gene Clark:

  • Gene Clark Sings for You (1967 [2018], Omnivore) B 
  • Gene Clark With the Gosdin Brothers (1967, Columbia) B+(*) 

Guy Clark:

  • Live From Austin TX (1989 [2007], New West) B+(**) 
  • Songs and Stories (2011, Dualtone) B+(*) 
  • My Favorite Picture of You (2013, Dualtone) A− 
  • The Best of the Dualtone Years (2006-13 [2017], Dualtone, 2CD) B+(***) 

Lindsay Clark: Carpe Noctem (2022, Audio Sport) B 

John Clark: I Will (1996 [1997], Postcards) B+(**) 

Mike Clark: Carnival of Soul (2010, Owl Studios) B+(***) 

Mike Clark:

  • /Delbert Bump: Retro Report (2018, Ropeadope) B+(**) 
  • /Leon Lee Dorsey/Mike LeDonne: Blues on Top (2022, Jazz Avenue 1) B+(**) 

Scott Clark:

  • Bury My Heart (2015, Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • ToNow (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Sonny Clark: My Conception (1957-59 [2000], Blue Note) B+(***) 

Terri Clark:

  • The Long Way Home (2009, TLC/Capitol) B+(*) 
  • Some Songs (2014, Bare Track) B+(**) 

Johnny Clarke:

  • A Ruffer Version: Johnny Clarke at King Tubby's 1974-78 (1974-78 [2002], Trojan) B+(**) 
  • Dreader Dread (1976-1978) (1976-78 [1998], Blood & Fire) B+(***) 

Stanley Clarke:

  • School Days (1976, Epic) C+ 
  • /Biréli Lagrène/Jean-Luc Ponty: D-Stringz (2015, Impulse!) B+(**) 

Zack Clarke:

  • Random Acts of Order (2017, Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • Mesophase (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • Vertical Shores (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Kelly Clarkson: Stronger (2011, RCA) B 

Claro Intelecto: Reform Club (2012, Delsin) B+(*) 

Class Actress: Rapprocher (2011, Carpark) A− 

Classixx: Hanging Gardens (2013, Innovative Leisure) B+(*) 

The Claudettes: No Hotel (2015, Yellow Dog) B 

Claudia Quintet:

  • Super Petite (2015 [2016], Cuneiform) B+(**) 
  • Evidence-Based (2021, Flexatonic) A− 

James Clay: The Kid From Dallas: Tenorman (1956-57 [2015], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 

Gerald Clayton:

  • Life Forum (2012 [2013], Concord) B 
  • Tributary Tales (2017, Motéma) B 
  • Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard (2020, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • Bells on Sand (2022, Blue Note) B 

Jay Clayton:

  • /John Lindberg: As Tears Go By (1987 [2014], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(*) 
  • /Fritz Pauer/Ed Neumeister: 3 for the Road (2001-02 [2020], Meistero Music) B+(**) 
  • /Jerry Granelli: Alone Together (2020, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Cleaners From Venus: Blow Away Your Troubles (1981 [2012], Captured Tracks) B+(**) 

The Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band: Greatest Hits (1968, Vanguard) B+(***) 

Rob Clearfield:

  • Islands (2016, Ears & Eyes) B+(*) 
  • /Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (2019 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***) 

Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite (2018, FHQ) B+(*) 

Chuck Cleaver: Send Aid (2019, Shake It) B+(***) 

Gerald Cleaver:

  • /Uncle June: Be It as I See It (2010 [2011], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 
  • & Violet Hour: Live at Firehouse 12 (2006 [2019], Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Signs (2017-19 [2020], 577) B 
  • Griots (2020 [2021], Positive Elevation/577) B+(**) 

Clem Snide:

  • The Ghost of Fashion (2001, SpinArt) B+(***) 
  • End of Love (2005, SpinArt) A− 
  • Hungry Bird (2009, 429) B+(***) 
  • The Meat of Life (2010, 429) B+(*) 
  • Girls Come First (2015, Zaphwee) B+(**) 
  • Forever Just Beyond (2020, Ramseur) B+(**) 

Dawn Clement: Tandem (2017 [2018], Origin) B+(*) 

Jack Clement: For Once and for All (2014, IRS Nashville) B+(***) 

Benjamin Clementine: At Least for Now (2015, Virgin EMI) B+(**) 

Cleric: Resurrection (2017, Figure, EP) B+(*) 

Cleric: Retrocausal (2018, Web of Memory) B− 

The Clientele: Music for the Age of Miracles (2017, Merge) B+(***) 

Jimmy Cliff:

  • Sacred Fire EP (2011, Collective Sounds, EP) B+(**) 
  • Rebirth (2012, Hip-O) B+(**) 

Cliff Trio [Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal]: Precipice (2019 [2020], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**) 

Alex Cline: For People in Sorrow (2011 [2013], Cryptogramophone) B+(*) 

Alex Cline: Flower Garland Orchestra: Oceans of Vows (2016 [2017], self-released, 2CD) B+(***) 

Nels Cline:

  • /Julian Lage: Room (2014, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 
  • Lovers (2013 [2016], Blue Note, 2CD) B− 
  • Currents, Constellations (2017 [2018], Blue Note) B+(*) 

The Nels Cline Singers:

  • Macroscope (2013 [2014], Mack Avenue) B+(***) 
  • Share the Wealth (2020, Blue Note) B+(*) 

Clinic: Do It! (2008, Domino) B+(**) 

Clipping:

  • CLPPNG (2014, Sub Pop) B+(**) 
  • Splendor & Misery (2016, Sub Pop) B+(*) 
  • There Existed an Addiction to Blood (2019, Sub Pop) B+(*) 
  • Visions of Bodies Being Burned (2020, Sub Pop) B+(***) 

Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (2021, Tiger Turn) B+(***) 

Close Erase:

  • Close Erase (1995 [1996], Nor CD) B+(***) 
  • No. 2 (1998 [1999], Nor CD) B+(**) 
  • Dance This (2001, BP) A− 

Rosemary Clooney:

  • /Duke Ellington: Blue Rose (1956 [2008], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • Rosie Solves the Swingin' Riddle! (1961 [2004], RCA/Bluebird) A− 
  • Everything's Coming Up Rosie (1977, Concord) B+(***) 
  • Sings the Lyrics of Johnny Mercer (1987, Concord) B+(***) 

The Close Readers:

  • The Lines Are Open (2014, Austin) A− 
  • Group Hug (2010 [2011], Austin) B+(***) 
  • New Spirit (2012, Austin) B+(***) 

Cloud Nothings:

  • Cloud Nothings (2011, Carpark) B+(*) 
  • Attack on Memory (2012, Carpark) B+(***) 
  • Here and Nowhere Else (2014, Carpark) A− 
  • Life Without Sound (2017, Carperk) B+(**) 
  • Last Building Burning (2018, Carpark) B+(**) 
  • The Shadow I Remember (2021, Carpark) B+(**) 

Trish Clowes: Ninety Degrees Gravity (2019, Basho) B+(**) 

Club D'Elf:

  • Fire in the Brain (Live at Berklee) (2012 [2013], BIRN Cooperative) B+(**) 
  • Live at Club Helsinki (2012 [2017], Face Pelt, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Night Sparkles (Live) (2011 [2019], Face Pelt) B+(***) 
  • You Never Know (2022, Face Pelt) B+(**) 

Dan Clucas: /Jeb Bishop/Damon Smith/Matt Crane: Universal or Directional (2018 [2020], Balance Point Acoustics) B+(***) 

Dan Clucas:

  • /Kyle Motl/Nathan Hubbard: Daydream and Halting (2021 [2022], FMR) B+(***) 

Clusone 3: An Hour With . . . (1998 [2000], Hatology) B+(***) 

CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (2022, AWAL) B+(***) 

The Coachella Valley Trio: Mid Century Modern (2019 [2020], DMAC) B+(*) 

Coathangers:

  • Coathangers (2007, Rob's House) B+(***) 
  • Scramble (2009, Suicide Squeeze) B+(***) 
  • Suck My Shirt (2014, Suicide Squeeze) A−  
  • Nosebleed Weekend (2016, Suicide Squeeze) A− 
  • Live (2017 [2018], Suicide Squeeze) B+(**) 
  • The Devil You Know (2019, Suicide Squeeze) A−  

Cobalt: Slow Forever (2016, Profound Lore, 2CD) B 

Arnett Cobb:

  • 1946-1947 (1946-47 [1999], Classics) B+(***) 
  • Smooth Sailing (1959, Prestige) A− 
  • Movin' Right Along (1960, Prestige) A− 
  • /Red Garland: Blue and Sentimental (1960 [1993], Prestige) B+(***) 
  • Deep Purple [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1973 [1995], Black & Blue) B+(***) 
  • Jumpin' at the Woodside [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1974 [2001], Black & Blue) A− 
  • The Wild Man From Texas [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] (1976 [1997], Black & Blue) B+(***) 
  • /Jimmy Heath/Joe Henderson: Tenor Tribute Vol. 2 (1988 [1993], Soul Note) B+(***) 

Brent Cobb:

  • Providence Canyon (2018, Low Country Sound/Elektra) B+(**) 
  • Keep 'Em on They Toes (2020, Ol' Buddy) B+(**) 

Jimmy Cobb:

  • The Original Mob (2014, Smoke Sessions) B+(***) 
  • This I Dig of You (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(**) 
  • Remembering U (2016 [2019], Jimmy Cobb World) B+(*) 

Cochemea:

  • All My Relations (2019, Daptone) B+(**) 
  • Vol. II: Baca Sewa (2021, Daptone) B+(*) 

Cock Lorge: Rise (2008, Tubbys Entertainment) C+ 

Jarvis Cocker: Further Complications (2009, Rough Trade) B+(**) 

Joe Cocker:

  • Joe Cocker! (1969, A&M) B+(***) 
  • With a Little Help From My Friends (1969, A&M) B 
  • Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits (1969-76 [1977], A&M) B+(***) 
  • Hard Knocks (2010 [2012], 429 Records) B− 

Code Orange: Underneath (2020, Roadrunner) B 

Codeine Velvet Club: Codeine Velvet Club (2009 [2010], Dangerbird) B+(**) 

Tony Coe: Some Other Autumn (1971 [1983], Hep) A− 

Dennis Coffey: Dennis Coffey (2011, Strut) B+(*) 

Jeff Coffin: Between Dreaming and Joy (2022, Ear Up) B+(**) 

Amber Coffman: City of No Reply (2017, Columbia) B+(**) 

Chris Cogburn/Juan García/Ignaz Schick: Anáhuac (2016 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(**) 

The Allen Cohen Big Band: The Oracle [The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol. 4] (1968 [2020], Jazz in Britain, EP) B+(*) 

Anat Cohen:

  • Luminosa (2014 [2015], Anzic) B+(***) 
  • /Trio Brasileiro: Rosa Dos Ventos (2017, Anzic) B 
  • /Marcello Gonçalves: Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos (2017, Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Happy Song (2016 [2017], Anzic) B+(***) 
  • /Fred Hersch: Live in Healdsburg (2016 [2018], Anzic) B+(*) 
  • Triple Helix (2019, Anzic) B+(**) 
  • /Marcello Gonçalves: Reconvexo (2020 [2021], Anzic) B+(*) 

Avishai Cohen [b]:

  • Arvoles (2019, Razdaz/Sunnyside) B+(***) 
  • Two Roses (2020 [2021], Naive) B 
  • Shifting Sands (2021 [2022], Naïve) B+(**) 

Avishai Cohen [t]:

  • Introducing Triveni (2009 [2010], Anzic) B+(***) 
  • Triveni: Dark Nights (2014, Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Into the Silence (2015 [2016], ECM) B+(**) 
  • Cross My Palm With Silver (2016 [2017], ECM) B+(**) 
  • /Yonathan Avishai: Playing the Room (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(*) 
  • Big Vicious (2020, ECM) B+(**) 
  • Naked Truth (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(**) 

Emmet Cohen:

  • Featuring Jimmy Cobb: Masters Legacy Series Volume 1 (2017, Cellar Live) B+(***) 
  • Featuring Ron Carter: Masters Legacy Series Volume 2 (2017 [2018], Cellar Live) B+(**) 
  • Dirty in Detroit (2017 [2018], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath: Masters Legacy Series Volume 3 (2019, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Featuring George Coleman: Masters Legacy Series Volume 4 (2019, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Future Stride (2021, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 

Greg Cohen: Golden State (2014, Relative Pitch) B+(**) 

Leonard Cohen:

  • Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (1970 [2009], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Songs From the Road (2008-09 [2010], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • Old Ideas (2012, Columbia) A− 
  • Popular Problems (2014, Columbia) A− 
  • Live in Dublin (2013 [2014], Columbia, 3CD) A− 

Leoanrd Cohen:

  • Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour (2012-13 [2015], Columbia) A−  

Leonard Cohen:

  • You Want It Darker (2016, Columbia) A− 
  • Thanks for the Dance (2016 [2019], Columbia/Legacy) A− 

Lorin Cohen: Home (2014 [2015], Origin) B 

Mike Cohen: Winter Sun (2021, Blujazz) B+(**) 

Tom Cohen: My Take (2021, Versa Music) B+(**) 

Al Cohn:

  • /Zoot Sims: Al and Zoot (1957 [1998], Chess) B+(**) 
  • /Zoot Sims: You 'N Me (1960 [2002], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Rifftide (1987 [1988], Timeless) B+(***) 

Kelan Philip Cohran: Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (2012, Honest Jon's) B+(***) 

Julie Coker: A Life in the Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976-1981 (1976-81 [2019], Kalita) B+(*) 

Cola: Deep in View (2022, Fire Talk) B+(*) 

Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years (2010 [2011], Matador) B− 

Cold Specks: I Predict a Graceful Expulsion (2012, Mute) B+(**) 

Coldplay:

  • Viva la Vida (2008, Capitol) B+(***) 
  • Mylo Xyloto (2011, Parlophone) B− 

Alexis Cole: The Greatest Gift: Songs of the Season (2009, Motéma) C+ 

Freddy Cole:

  • "Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues": Freddy Cole Plays & Sings Some Lonely Ballads (1964, Dot) A− 
  • The Cole Nobody Knows (1973, First Shot) B 
  • One More Love Song (1978, Poker) B 
  • I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990 [2004], High Note) B+(***) 
  • This Is the Life (1993 [2003], Savoy Jazz) B+(**) 
  • To the Ends of the Earth (1997, Fantasy) B+(**) 
  • Love Makes the Changes (1998, Fantasy) B+(***) 
  • Le Grand Freddy: Freddy Cole Sings the Music of Michel Legrand (1994-99 [1999], Fantasy) B+(**) 
  • This Love of Mine (2005, High Note) B+(***) 
  • He Was the King (2016, High Note) B+(*) 
  • Singing the Blues (2014, High Note) B+(**) 
  • My Mood Is You (2018, High Note) B+(***) 

J Cole:

  • Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011, Roc Nation/Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Yours Truly (2013, self-released, EP) B+(***) 
  • Born Sinner (2013, Roc Nation/Columbia) B+(***) 
  • 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014, RCA) B+(***) 
  • 4 Your Eyez Only (2016, Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) B+(**) 
  • KOD (2018, Roc Nation) B+(**) 
  • The Off-Season (2021, Dreamville/Roc Nation) B+(*) 

Nat King Cole:

  • Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Best of Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (1938-43 [2020], Resonance) B+(***) 
  • St. Louis Blues (1958, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • Cole Español (1958, Capitol) B+(**) 
  • A Mis Amigos (1959, Capitol) B+(**) 

Richie Cole:

  • Plays Ballads & Love Songs (2015 [2016], Mark Perna Music) B+(***) 
  • Latin Lover (2017, RCP) B+(***) 
  • Cannonball (2018, RCP) B+(**) 

Xhosa Cole: K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us (2021, Stoney Lane) B+(**) 

Jeff Colella/Putter Smith: Lotus Blossom (2013 [2014], The American Jazz Institute/Capri) B+(**) 

Anthony Coleman:

  • Freakish: Anthony Coleman Plays Jelly Roll Morton (2009, Tzadik) B+(**) 
  • Catenary Oath (2018 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

George Coleman:

  • In Baltimore (1971 [2020], Reel to Real) A− 
  • /Tete Montoliu: Dynamic Duo (1977 [1992], Timeless) B+(*) 
  • Amsterdam After Dark (1978 [1989], Timeless) B+(**) 
  • A Master Speaks (2015 [2016], Smoke Sessions) A− 
  • The Quartet (2019, Smoke Sessions) A− 

Ornette Coleman: Something Else!!!! (1958 [2011], Contemporary/OJC) B+(***) 

Ornette Coleman:

  • Tomorrow Is the Question! (1959, Contemporary) B+(**) 
  • This Is Our Music (1960 [1961], Atlantic) A− 
  • Ornette on Tenor (1961 [1962], Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • Twins (1959-61 [1971], Atlantic) A− 
  • Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1959-61 [1993], Rhino/Atlantic, 6CD) A  The Empty Foxhole (1966 [1967], Blue Note) B+(***) 
  • Love Call (1968, Blue Note) B+(**) 
  • New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street (1970 [2013], BGP) A− 
  • The 1987 Hamburg Concert (1987 [2011], Domino, 2CD) A−  Celebrate Ornette: Brooklyn Prospect Park (2014 [2016], Song X, 2CD) A− 

Steve Coleman:

  • And the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints (2014 [2015], Pi) B+(***) 
  • Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (2016 [2017], Pi) A− 
  • Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) (2017 [2018], Pi, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR) (2018 [2021], Pi, 2CD) A− 

Maya Jane Coles: Comfort (2013, I Am Me) B+(***) 

Collectif Spatule: Le Vanneau Huppé (2017, Aloya) B+(**) 

Collective Order:

  • Vol. 2 (2017, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Collective Order Vol. 3 (2018, self-released) B 

Colleen: Captain of None (2015, Thrill Jockey) B+(**) 

Jason Collett: Rat a Tat Tat (2010, Arts & Crafts) B+(**) 

Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few:

  • Cosmic Transitions (2020 [2021], Division 81) B+(***) 
  • Lift Every Voice (2020 [2022], Division 81, EP) B+(*) 

Jacob Collier: In My Room (2016, Membran) C+ 

Tom Collier:

  • Alone in the Studio (2014 [2015], Origin) B 
  • Across the Bridge (2015, Origin) B+(*) 
  • Impulsive Illuminations (2014-15 [2016], Origin) B 
  • The Color of Wood (2022, Summit) B 

Collier & Dean: Sleek Buick (2013-14 [2014], Origin) B 

George Colligan:

  • & Theoretical Planets: Risky Notion (2014 [2015], Origin) B+(**) 
  • Nation Divided (2017 [2018], Whirlwind) B+(*) 

Romain Collin:

  • Press Enter (2013 [2015], ACT) B+(**) 
  • Tiny Lights: Genesis (2019, XM) B+(**) 

Alessandro Collina/Rodolfo Cervetto/Marc Peillon/Fabrizio Bosso: Michel on Air (2014, ITI) B+(***) 

Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (2020-21 [2021], Dropzonejazz) B+(**) 

Bootsy Collins:

  • Tha Funk Capital of the World (2011, Megaforce) A− 
  • The Power of the One (2020, Sweetwater Sounds) B+(***) 

Jay Collins and the Kings County Band: Rivers Blues and Other People (2012, Sundown) B+(***) 

Jeff Collins: The Keys to Christmas (2016, Crossroads) C− 

Kweku Collins: Nat Love (Closed Sessions) B+(*) 

Shirley Collins:

  • Sweet England (1959, Argo) B+(**) 
  • False True Lovers (1959, Folkways) B+(*) 
  • /Davy Graham: Folk Roots, New Routes (1964, Decca) B+(*) 
  • and the Albion Country Band: No Roses (1971, Pegasus) B+(***) 
  • Lodestar (2016, Domino) B+(***) 
  • Heart's Ease (2020, Domino) B+(**) 

Edwyn Collins: Losing Sleep (2011, Heavenly) B 

Luca Collivasone/Gianni Mimmo: Rumpus Room (2019 [2020], Amirani) B+(*) 

Collocutor: Continuation (2018-19 [2020], On the Corner) B+(*) 

Colombiafrica -- The Mythic Orchestra: Voodoo Love Inna Champeta-Land (2007, Riverboat) A− 

Colomach: Colomach (1974 [2013], Soundway) B+(*) 

Frank Colón: Latin Lounge (2019 [2020], Technoprimal Music) B+(**) 

Marco Colonna:

  • /Agustí Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: Agrakal (2017 [2018], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined (2020, Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(***) 

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Invitation (2016 [2017], OA2) B+(**) 

Colours Jazz Orchestra: Home Away From Home: Plays the Music of Ayn Inserto (2013 [2015], Neu Klang) B+(*) 

Adegoke Steve Colson: Tones for Harriet Tubman/Sojourner Truth/Frederick Douglass (2015, Silver Sphinx, 2CD) B+(**) 

Alice Coltrane:

  • A Monastic Trio (1967-68 [1998], Impulse!) B+(**) 
  • Ptah the El Daoud (1970, Impulse!) B+(***) 
  • Journey in Satchidananda (1970 [1971], Impulse!) B+(**) 
  • Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy (1969-71 [2012], Impulse) B+(*) 
  • Live at the Berkeley Community Theater 1972 (1972 [2019], BCT) B+(**) 
  • Kirtan: Turiya Sings (1981 [2021], Impulse!) B+(***) 
  • The Ecstatic Music of Turiyasangitananda [World Spirituality Classics 1] (1982-95 [2017], Luaka Bop) B+(**) 

John Coltrane:

  • Africa/Brass (1961 [2008], Impulse) A− 
  • /Paul Quinichette: Cattin' With Coltrane and Quinichette (1957 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Coltrane/Prestige 7105 (1957 [1987], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • /Red Garland Trio: Traneing In (1957 [1987], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Another Side of John Coltrane (1956-61 [2021], Craft) B+(***) 
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (1961 [2008], Impulse) A− 
  • Chasin' the Trane Revisited (1961 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • Live at the Village Vanguard: The Master Takes (1961 [1998], Impulse) A 
  • Impressions (1961-63 [2008], Impulse) B+(**) 
  • Newport '63 (1963 [1993], Impulse!) A− 
  • Newport, New York, Alabama, 1963 Revisited (1963 [2021], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***) 
  • Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (1963 [2018], Impulse, 2CD) A− 
  • 1963: New Directions (1963 [2018], Impulse!, 3CD) B+(***)  Blue World (1964 [2019], Impulse!) A− 
  • /Pharoah Sanders: Live in Seattle (1964 [1994], Impulse!, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Dear Old Stockholm (1963-65 [1993], Impulse) B+(***) 
  • A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (1965 [2021], Impulse) B+(**) 
  • Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (1965 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) B+(***) 
  • Living Space (1965 [1998], Impulse) A− 
  • /Archie Shepp: New Thing at Newport (1965 [2009], Impulse) B+(*) 
  • Favorites [Naima/My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme] Revisited (1963-65 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A−  Offering: Live at Temple University (1966 [2014], Impulse, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Interstellar Space (1967 [1991], Impulse) A− 
  • Expression (1967 [1993], Impulse) B+(**) 

Michelle Coltrane: Awakening (2017, Blujazz) B+(**) 

Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction (2012, Blue Note) B+(**) 

Columbia Icefield: Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (2021 [2022], Pyroclastic) B+(**) 

Shawn Colvin/Steve Earle: Colvin & Earle (2016, Fantasy) B+(*) 

Combo Lulo: Neotropic Dream (2021, Names You Can Trust) B+(***) 

Luke Combs: What You See Is What You Get (2019, River House/Columbia Nashville) B+(**) 

The Comet Is Coming:

  • Channel the Spirits (2016, The Leaf Label) B+(***) 
  • Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (2019, Impulse!) B+(**) 
  • Afterlife (2019, Impulse!) B+(*) 
  • Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (2022, Impulse!) B+(**) 

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen:

  • Live in San Francisco 1971 (1971 [2015], Sundazed) B+(**) 
  • Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas (1973 [1974], MCA) B+(***) 
  • We've Got a Live One Here (1976, Warner Brothers) B+(**) 

Dani Comas: Epokhé (2014 [2015], UnderPool) B+(**) 

Comet Gain:

  • City Fallen Leaves (2005, Kill Rock Stars) B+(***) 
  • Howl of the Lonely Crowd (2011, What's Your Rupture?) B+(**) 

The Commodores: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Commodores (1974-84 [1999], Motown) B 

Common:

  • The Dreamer/The Believer (2011, Warner Brothers) B+(***) 
  • Nobody's Smiling (2014, Def Jam) B+(***) 
  • Black America Again (2016, Def Jam) B+(**) 
  • A Beautiful Revolution [Part 1] (2020, Loma Vista) B+(***) 
  • A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 (2021, Loma Vista) B+(**) 

Company Freak: Le Disco Social (2014, Opus Label) A− 

The Computers: Love Triangles Hate Squares (2013, One Little Indian) B 

Con+Kwake: Eyes in the Tower (2022, Native Rebel) B+(***) 

Chris Conde: Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay (2021, Fake Four) B+(*) 

Condo Fucks: Fuckbook (2008 [2009], Matador) B+(**) 

The Coneheads: L.P. 1 (2015, Erste Theke Tonträger, EP) B+(***) 

Conference Call: Prism (2020, Not Two) B+(***) 

Confidence Man:

  • Confident Music for Confident People (2018, Heavenly) A− 
  • Tilt (2022, Heavenly) B+(***) 

Confucius MC: Somewhere (2021, YNR Productions) B+(**) 

Congo Natty: Jungle Revolution (2013, Big Dada) A− 

Congotronics International: Where's the One (2022, Crammed Discs, 2CD) B+(**) 

Wayne Coniglio:

  • /Scott Whitfield: Fast Friends (2012 [2014], Summit) B+(**) 
  • /Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (2021, Summit) B 

Mary Foster Conklin: Photographs (2014 [2016], MockTurtle Music) B+(**) 

Kevin Conlon/The Groove Rebellion: In Transit (2014, Blujazz) B+(*) 

Sean Conly: Hard Knocks (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Kiely Connell: Camulet Queen (2021, self-released) B+(**) 

Harry Connick, Jr.:

  • Your Songs (2009, Columbia) B+(*) 

Harry Connick Jr.:

  • True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (2019, Verve) B+(*) 

Chris Connor:

  • Chris Connor (1956, Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (1956, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • I Miss You So (1956-57 [1958], Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1956, Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • Chris Craft (1958, Atlantic) B+(***) 
  • Sings Ballads of the Sad Cafe (1959, Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • Witchcraft (1959, Atlantic) B+(***) 

Loren Connors & Jim O'Rourke: Are You Going to Stop . . . in Bern? (1997 [2010], Hatology) B+(*) 

Tony Conrad:

  • Early Minimalism: Volume One (1964-65 [1997], Table of the Elements, 4CD) B+(**) 
  • /Faust: Outside the Dream Syndicate [30th Anniversary Edition] (1972 [2002], Table of the Elements, 2CD) A− 
  • Thunderboy! (1971-73 [2002], Table of the Elements) B− 

Jonah Considine: Golden Flu (2015, Nein, EP) B+(*) 

Construction Party: Instruments of Change (2012, Not Two) B+(***) 

Container: LP (2015, Spectrum Spools) B+(**) 

The Contemporary Piano Ensemble: The Key Players (1993, DIW/Columbia) B+(**) 

The Continental Drifters: Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond (1992-2001 [2015], Omnivore, 2CD) B+(*) 

Contour: Love Suite (2021, Good Question, EP) B+(*) 

The Contraptionists: Working Man's Dread (2021, self-released) B 

Control Top: Covert Contracts (2019, Get Better) A− 

Converge: All We Love We Leave Behind (2012, Epitaph) B 

Convergence:

  • Convergence (2020, Hammer) B+(**) 

The Convergence Quartet: Owl Jacket (2013 [2015], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Connie Converse: How Sad, How Lovely (1954 [2015], Squirrel Thing) B+(**) 

Conway the Machine:

  • From a King to a GOD (2020, Griselda) B+(***) 
  • /The Alchemist: Lulu (2020, Griselda/ALC, EP) B+(**) 
  • La Maquina (2021, De Rap Winkel) B+(**) 
  • God Don't Make Mistakes (2022, Griselda/Interscope) B+(***) 

Joachim Cooder: Over That Road I'm Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon (2020, Nonesuch) B 

Ry Cooder:

  • My Name Is Buddy (2007, Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk and the Klowns (2008, Nonesuch) B+(***) 
  • Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (2011, Nonesuch) A−  
  • Election Special (2012, Nonesuch/Perro Verde) B+(***) 
  • /Corridos Famosos: Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Aug 31-Sept 1, 2011 (2011 [2013], Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • The Prodigal Son (2018, Fantasy) A− 

A.G. Cook: Apple (2020, PC Music) B 

Amy Cook: Summer Skin (2012, Roothouse/Thirty Tigers) B+(*) 

Elizabeth Cook:

  • Balls (2007, Thirty Tigers) A− 
  • Welder (2010, Thirty One Tigers) A− 
  • Gospel Plow (2012, Thirty One Tigers, EP) B+(*) 
  • Exodus of Love (2016, Agent Love) A− 
  • Aftermath (2020, Agent Love) B+(***) 

Hollie Cook: Twice (2014, Mr. Bongo) B+(*) 

Laurence Cook/Jacques Coursil/Warren Gale/Perry Robinson/Steve Tintweiss: Ave B Free Jam (1967, Inky Dot) B 

Taylor Cook: The Cook Book (2015 [2016], self-released) B 

Lainie Cooke: The Music Is the Magic (2014 [2015], Onyx Music) B 

Sam Cooke:

  • Hits of the 50's (1960, RCA) B− 
  • My Kind of Blues (1961, RCA) B+(*) 
  • Twistin' the Night Away (1962, RCA) A− 
  • Night Beat (1963, RCA) A− 
  • Ain't That Good News (1964, RCA) A− 

The Cookers:

  • Warriors (2011, Jazz Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Believer (2012, Motéma) B+(**) 
  • Time and Time Again (2014, Motéma Music) B+(**) 
  • The Call of the Wild & Peaceful Heart (2016, Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 
  • Look Out! (2021, Gearbox) B+(*) 

The Cool Kids: When Fish Ride Bicycles (2011, Green Label Sounds) B+(**) 

Cool Sweetness Sextet:

  • Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*) 
  • Shoehorn Shuffle (2022, Storyville) B+(*) 

Gaz Coombes: Matador (2015, Hot Fruit) B+(*) 

Jack Cooper:

  • Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (2014, Planet Arts) B+(*) 
  • /Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (2021, Astral Spirits) B 

Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (2022, Mesh) B+(***) 

Cooper-Moore/Stephen Gauci: Studio Sessions Vol. 1 (2019, Gaucimusic) B+(***) 

Johnny Copeland:

  • Fuel Presents an Introduction to Johnny Copeland (1961-67 [2006], Fuel 2000) B+(**) 
  • Copeland Special (1981, Rounder) B+(***) 

Shemekia Copeland:

  • Outskirts of Love (2015, Alligator) B+(*) 
  • Uncivil War (2020, Alligator) B+(*) 

Marc Copland:

  • Haunted Heart (2001 [2010], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /David Liebman: Lunar (2001 [2002], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /David Liebman: Impressions (2002 [2011], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • Marc Copland And . . . (2002 [2003], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • Solo: Time Within Time (2004 [2005], Hatology) B+(**) 

The Coral: Coral Island (2021, Run On, 2CD) B 

Jon Corbett/Steve Done: Another Fine Mess (1994 [1995], Slam) B+(**) 

Easton Corbin:

  • Easton Corbin (2010, Mercury Nashville) B+(**) 
  • About to Get Real (2015, Mercury Nashville) B 

The Core Trio:

  • The Core Trio With Matthew Shipp (2014, self-released) A− 
  • Live Featuring Matthew Shipp (2014 [2016], Evil Rabbit) B+(**) 

Chick Corea:

  • Tones for Joan's Bones (1966 [2005], Rhino/Atlantic) B+(**) 
  • The Complete "Is" Sessions (1969 [2002], Blue Note, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • The Song of Singing (1970 [1989], Blue Note) B+(***) 
  • Verve Jazz Masters 3 (1972-78 [1993], Verve) B+(*) 
  • /Gary Burton: The New Crystal Silence (2007 [2008], Stretch, 2CD) B− 
  • /Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian: Further Explorations (2010 [2012], Concord, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Gary Burton: Hot House (2012, Concord) B− 
  • The Vigil (2013, Concord) B+(**) 
  • Trilogy (2010-12 [2014], Concord, 3CD) B+(***) 
  • /Béla Fleck: Two (2015, Concord, 2CD) B 
  • /Steve Gadd: Chinese Butterfly (2017 [2018], Stretch/Concord, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • /The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote (2019, Concord) B− 
  • /Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Trilogy 2 (2010-18 [2019], Concord, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Plays (2018 [2020], Concord, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Akoustik Band: Live (2018 [2021], Stretch, 2CD) B+(**) 

Coriky: Coriky (2020, Dischord) B+(*) 

Jonny Corndawg: Down on the Bikini Line (2011, Nasty Memories, EP) B+(**) 

Patrick Cornelius: While We're Still Young (2014 [2016], Whirlwind) B+(*) 

Cornershop:

  • Hold On It Hurts (1993, Merge) B+(***) 
  • Woman's Gotta Have It (1995, Warner Brothers) B+(***) 
  • Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast (2009 [2010], Ample Play) A− 
  • Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of (2011, Ample Play) A− 
  • Urban Turban: The Singhles Club (2012, Ample Play) A− 
  • Hold On It's Easy (2015, Ample Play) B 
  • England Is a Garden (2020, Ample Play) A− 

Bob Corritore & Friends:

  • Down Home Blues Revue (1995-2012 [2022], SWMAF/VizzTone) B+(**) 
  • Spider in My Stew (2021, SWMAF/VizzTone) B+(**) 

Corrosion of Conformity: Corrosion of Conformity (2012, Candlelight) B 

Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound (2020 [2021], Palilalia) B+(**) 

Eva Cortés: Crossing Borders (2016 [2017], Origin) B+(*) 

Cortex:

  • Live! (2014, Clean Feed) A− 
  • Live in New York (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) A− 
  • Avant-Garde Party Music (2017, Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Legal Tender (2019 [2020], Clean Feed) A− 

Gustavo Cortiñas:

  • Snapshot: Esse (2016 [2017], OA2) B+(*) 
  • Kind Regards: Saludos Afectuosos (2022, Pesato Candente) B+(*) 

Larry Coryell:

  • Lady Coryell (1968 [1969], Vanguard) B 
  • Introducing the Eleventh House With Larry Coryell (1972 [1974], Vanguard) B+(*) 
  • The Restful Mind (1974 [1975], Vanguard) B+(***) 
  • With the Wide Hive Players (2010 [2011], Wide Hive) B+(*) 
  • Heavy Feel (2014 [2015], Wide Hive) B+(*) 
  • Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (2016, Purple Pyramid) B+(*) 
  • 11th House: Seven Secrets (2016 [2017], Savoy Jazz) B+(*) 

Jeff Cosgrove/John Medeski/Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead of the Story (2018 [2020], Grizzley Music) B+(***) 

Cosmic Vibrations: Pathways & Passages (2018 [2020], Spiritmuse) B+(**) 

Frankie Cosmos:

  • Zentropy (2014, Midheaven, EP) B+(*) 
  • Next Thing (2016, Bayonnet) B+(***) 
  • Vessel (2018, Sub Pop) B+(***) 
  • Close It Quietly (2019, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

The Cosmosamatics:

  • Reeds & Birds (2004, Not Two) B+(***) 
  • Zetrons (2005, Not Two) A− 
  • Free Within the Law (2008, Not Two) B+(*) 

Roxy Coss:

  • Restless Idealism (2014 [2016], Origin) B+(**) 
  • The Future Is Female (2018, Posi-Tone) B 
  • Disparate Parts (2022, Outside In Music) B+(**) 

Eddie Costa: Guys and Dolls Like Vibes (1958 [2001], Verve) B+(**) 

Mario Costa: Oxy Patina (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Simão Costa: Beat With Out Byte (2021, Cipsela) B+(**) 

Elvis Costello:

  • Live at the Mocambo (1978 [2009], Hip-0) A− 
  • Momofuku (2008, Lost Highway) B 
  • /The Roots: Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013, Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • & the Imposters: Look Now (2018, Concord) B− 
  • Hey Clockface (2020, Concord) B− 
  • & the Attractions: Spanish Model (2021, UMe) B+(**) 
  • & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (2022, Capitol) B+(*) 

George Cotsirilos:

  • Mostly in Blue (2017 [2018], OA2) B+(*) 
  • Refuge (2021 [2022], OA2) B+(*) 

Cotton Mather: Kontiki [Deluxe Edition] (1997 [2012], Star Apple Kingdom) B+(*) 

Curtis Counce:

  • You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce! (1956-57 [1984], Contemporary/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Exploring the Future (1958, Boplicity) B+(***) 

Country Joe & the Fish:

  • Electric Music for the Mind and Body (1967, Vanguard) B+(*) 
  • I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (1967, Vanguard) B+(*) 

Country Mice: Twister (2011, Woo Woo) B+(**) 

The Coup:

  • Sorry to Bother You (2012, Anti-) A− 
  • Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack (2018, UMGRI Interscope) A− 

Court Yard Hounds: Amelita (2013, Columbia) B 

The Courtneys: II (2017, Flying Nun) B+(**) 

Sylvie Courvoisier:

  • /Mark Feldman: Oblivia (2009 [2010], Tzadik) B+(*) 
  • /Mark Feldman: Birdies for Lulu (2013 [2014], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • /Mark Feldman/Ikue Mori/Evan Parker: Miller's Tale (2015 [2016], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • /Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles (2016 [2017], Relative Pitch) B+(***) 
  • D'Agala (2017 [2018], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • /Mark Feldman: Time Gone Out (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • Free Hoops (2019 [2020], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • /Ned Rothenberg/Julian Sartorius: Lockdown (2020 [2021], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Mary Halvorson: Searching for the Disappeared Hour (2021, Pyroclastic) B+(***) 

Rose Cousins: Natural Conclusion (2017, Old Farm Pony) B 

Cowboys & Frenchmen:

  • Rodeo (2015, Outside In Music) B+(*) 
  • Bluer Than You Think (2017, Outside In Music) B+(*) 
  • Our Highway (2020 [2021], Outside In Music) B+(*) 

Stanley Cowell:

  • Blues for the Viet Cong (1969 [1977], Arista/Freedom) A− 
  • Departure #2 (1990, SteepleChase) A− 
  • Live at Copenhagen Jazz House (1993 [1995], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Mandara Blossoms (1995 [1996], SteepleChase) B+(*) 
  • Hear Me One (1996, SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Are You Real? (2014, SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Juneteenth (2014 [2015], Vision Fugitive) B+(*) 
  • No Illusions (2015 [2017], SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Neil Cowley:

  • Loud Louder Stop (2008, Cake) B+(***) 
  • Radio Silence (2009 [2010], Naim Jazz) B+(**) 
  • Touch and Flee (2014, Naim Jazz) B+(*) 
  • Hall of Mirrors (2021, Mote) B+(**) 

Patrick Cowley: Muscle Up (1973-81 [2015], Dark Entries) A− 

Bruce Cox Core-Tet: Status Cymbals (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Lol Coxhill: Coxhill on Ogun (1977-78 [1998], Ogun) B+(***) 

Coyote Poets of the Universe: Strange Lullaby (2018, Square Shaped, 2CD) A− 

CP Unit:

  • Before the Heat Death (2016 [2017]. Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Riding Photon Time (2018 [2019], Eleatic) A− 
  • One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown (2018 [2020], Ramp Local) B+(***) 

Chris Crack: White People Love Algorithms (2020, New Deal Collectives) B+(**) 

Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics (2020, Meat Machine) B+(*) 

Crack Ignaz: Kirsch (2015, Melting Pot) B+(*) 

Cracker: Berkeley to Bakersfield (2014, 429 Records, 2CD) B+(***) 

Carl Craig: Versus (2017, InFiné) A− 

Ian William Craig:

  • A Turn of Breath (2014, Recital) B+(*) 
  • Centres (2016, 130701) B 

John Craigie: Asterisk the Universe (2020, Zabriskie Point) A− 

The Cramps:

  • Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980, IRS) B+(*) 
  • Bad Music for Bad People (1977-81 [1984], IRS) B+(*) 

Elysia Crampton:

  • American Drift (2015, Blueberry) A− 
  • Demon City (2016, Break World, EP) B+(***) 
  • Elysia Crampton (2018, Break World, EP) B+(*) 
  • Orcorara 2010 (2020, Pan) B 

Dan Cray: Outside In (2015 [2016], Origin) B+(**) 

The Robert Cray Band:

  • Shame + a Sin (1993, Mercury) B 
  • Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Collection (1980-97 [1999], Mercury) B 

Crazy Doberman:

  • Illusory Expansion (2019 [2020], Astral Spirits) B+(*) 
  • "Everyone Is Rolling Down a Hill" or "The Journey to the Center of Some Arcane Mystery and the Entanglements of the Vines and Veins of the Cosmic and Unwieldy Millieu Encountered in the Midst of That Endeavor" (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B 

Crazy P: Age of the Ego (2019, Walk Don't Walk) B+(***) 

Cream:

  • Fresh Cream (1966, Polydor) B+(**) 
  • Wheels of Fire (1968, Polydor) B+(*) 
  • Goodbye (1968 [1969], Polydor) B+(*) 

The Credibility Gap: A Great Gift Idea (1974 [1974], Reprise) B+(*) 

Martin Creed: Thoughts Lined Up (2016, Telephone) B+(***) 

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock (1969 [2019], Craft) B+(***) 

Creeper: Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (2020, Roadrunner) B 

The Creole Choir of Cuba: Santiman (2013, Real World) B+(*) 

Marshall Crenshaw:

  • Jaggedland (2009, 429) B+(***) 
  • The Wild, Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live in the 20th and 21st Century (1983-2018 [2021], Sunset Blvd., 2CD) B+(*) 

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (2022, Cressman Music) B+(***) 

Sandy Cressman: Entre Amigos (2016 [2017], Cressman Music) B+(*) 

The Cribs: Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (2007, Warner Brothers) B+(**) 

Matt Criscuolo:

  • Blippity Blat (2013 [2014], self-released) B 
  • The Dialogue (2016, Jazzeria) B+(**) 

Marilyn Crispell:

  • Live in Berlin (1982 [1984], Black Saint) B+(**) 
  • Pianosolo -- A Concert in Berlin (1983 [1984], FMP) B+(**) 
  • Selected Works: 1983-1986: Solo Duo Quartet (1983-86 [2001], Leo, 2CD) A− 
  • /Reggie Workman/Doug James: Gaia (1987 [1988], Leo) A− 

Marilyn Crispell Trio:

  • Live in Zürich (1989 [1990], Leo) A− 

Marilyn Crispell:

  • Live in San Francisco (1987-89 [1990], Music & Arts) B+(**) 
  • /Irène Schweizer: Overlapping Hands: Eight Segments (1990, FMP) B+(***) 
  • /Georg Graewe: Piano Duets (1991 [1992], Leo, 2CD) A− 
  • Highlights From the 1992 American Tour (1992 [1993], Music & Arts) B+(***) 
  • Stellar Pulsations/Three Composers (1992 [1993], Leo) B 
  • /Tim Berne: Inference (1992 [1995], Music & Arts) B+(*) 
  • /Anders Jormin/Raymond Strid: Spring Tour (1994 [1995], Alice) B+(**) 
  • Live at Mills College, 1995 (1995, Music & Arts) B+(***) 
  • The Woodstock Concert (1995 [1996], Music & Arts) A 
  • /Stefano Maltese: Red (1999 [2000], Black Saint) B+(*) 
  • /Gerry Hemingway: Affinities (2009-10 [2011], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • /Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (2013 [2015], Intakt) A− 
  • /Tanya Kalmanovitch/Richard Teitelbaum: Dream Libretto (2018, Leo) B+(*) 

Sonny Criss:

  • The Complete Imperial Sessions (1956 [2000], Blue Note, 2CD) A− 
  • The Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny (1976 [2012], Impulse) C+ 

The Croaks: One of the Best Bears! (2018 [2020], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(*) 

Charley Crockett:

  • Welcome to Hard Times (2020, Son of Davy) B+(*) 
  • 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand (2021, Son of Davy) B+(**) 
  • Music City USA (2021, Son of Davy) B+(***) 
  • Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley (2022, Son of Davy) B+(**) 
  • The Man From Waco (2022, Son of Davy) B+(**) 

Theo Croker:

  • AfroPhysicist (2011 [2014], Okeh) B+(*) 
  • Escape Velocity (2015 [2016], Okeh) B+(*) 
  • Star People Nation (2019, Sony Masterworks) B 
  • BLK2LIFE // A Future Past (2021, Sony Masterworks) B 
  • Love Quantum (2022, Masterworks) B+(*) 

Mikal Cronin:

  • Mikal Cronin (2011, Trouble in Mind) B 
  • MCII (2013, Merge) B+(*) 

Crooked Fingers: Breaks in the Armor (2011, Merge) B+(**) 

Joy Crookes: Skin (2021, Insanity) B+(**) 

Steve Cropper:

  • Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales (2011, 429) A− 
  • Fire It Up (2021, Provogue) B+(**) 

Bing Crosby:

  • Bing Crosby and Some Jazz Friends (1934-51 [1991], GRP/Decca) A− 
  • Bing With a Beat (1957 [2004], Bluebird) A− 
  • A Centennial Anthology of His Decca Recordings (1931-57 [2003], MCA/Decca, 2CD) A− 
  • Bing! His Legendary Years, 1931 to 1957 (1931-57 [1993], MCA, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • /Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here (1958-59 [2001], Bluebird) B+(**) 
  • /Louis Armstrong: Bing & Satchmo (1960 [2009], Capitol) B+(**) 

Theon Cross:

  • Fyah (2017-18 [2019], Gearbox) B+(*) 
  • Intra-I (2021, New Soil) A− 

Crosscurrents Trio [Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter]: Good Hope (2018 [2019], Edition) A− 

Sheryl Crow:

  • Detours (2008, A&M) B+(**) 
  • 100 Miles From Memphis (2010, A&M) B+(**) 

Rodney Crowell:

  • Ain't Living Long Like This (1978, Warner Brothers) B+(***) 
  • Sex & Gasoline (2008, Yep Roc) B+(***) 
  • Tarpaper Sky (2014, New West) A− 
  • Close Ties (2017, New West) B+(***) 
  • Acoustic Classics (2018, RC1) B+(*) 
  • Texas (2019, RC1) B+(***) 
  • Triage (2021, RC1) B+(***) 

Croy & the Boys: Howdy High-Rise (2019, Spaceflight) B+(**) 

George Crumb: Voice of the Whale/Night of the Four Moons (1974, Columbia Masterworks) B+(***) 

Stephan Crump:

  • /Mary Halvorson: Secret Keeper: Super 8 (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • /Mary Halvorson: Secret Keeper (2013 [2015], Intakt) B+(**) 
  • Stephan Crump's Rhombal (2016, Papillon) A− 
  • /Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Planktonic Finales (2015 [2017], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • 's Rosetta Trio: Outliers (2017 [2019], Papillon) B+(**) 
  • /Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Channels (2017 [2019], Intakt) A− 
  • Rocket Love (2020-21 [2022], Papillon Sounds) B+(**) 

The Crusaders:

  • Pass the Plate (1971 [2008], Verve) B− 
  • Images (1978 [2009], Blue Thumb) B 

Allison Crutchfield: Tourist in This Town (2017, Merge) B+(**) 

Adam Cruz: Milestone (2010 [2011], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Cryptic One & Jestoneart: Pirata (2021, Centrifugal Phorce) B+(***) 

The Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of the Crystals (1961-63 [2011], Phil Spector/Legacy) B+(**) 

Crystal Castles:

  • Crystal Castles (II) (2010, Last Gang/Universal Motown) B+(***) 
  • (III) (2012, Casablanca) B+(**) 

Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion (2011, Slumberland) B− 

Alexis Cuadrado: Poética (2016, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

The Joe Cuba Sextet: Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push) (1967, Fania) A− 

Ronnie Cuber:

  • Ronnie's Trio (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(*) 
  • Straight Street (2010 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Four (2019, SteepleChase) B+(***) 

The Cucumbers:

  • The Cucumbers (1983, Fake Doom, EP) A− 
  • The Fake Doom Years (1983-1986) (1983-86 [2016], Lifeforce) A− 
  • Total Vegitility (1999, Home Office) B+(**) 
  • The Desk Drawer Tapes (1988-2005 [2021], Life Force) B+(**) 

Eliana Cuevas: Espejo (2014, ALMA) B 

Cuir: Chez Ackenbush (2014 [2015], Fou) B+(*) 

Brian Cullman: Winter Clothes (2020, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Jamie Cullum: Interlude (2014 [2015], Blue Note) B 

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band/William Warfield: George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Live (1992 [2016], Riverwalk Jazz, 2CD) B+(***) 

Cults:

  • Cults (2011, In the Name Of/Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Static (2013, Columbia) B− 

Alan Cumming: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at the Cafe Carlyle (2016, Yellow Sound) B+(*) 

Bill Cunliffe:

  • /Gary Foster: It's About Love (2003, Torii) B+(***) 
  • BACHanalia (2013-16 [2017], Metre) B− 

Adrian Cunningham: Ain't That Right! The Music of Neal Hefti (2014 [2015], Arbors) B+(**) 

Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay: Specifically the Water (2020, Astral Spirits) B+(*) 

Jeremy Cunningham:

  • Re: Dawn (From Far) (2016, Ears & Eyes) B+(*) 
  • The Weather Up There (2020, Northern Spy) B+(**) 

CunninLynguists:

  • Oneirology (2011, RBC) A− 
  • Strange Journey, Volume Three (2014, Bad Taste) B+(***) 
  • Rose Azura Njano (2017, A Piece of Strange Music/RBC) B+(**) 

CupcakKe:

  • Cum Cake (2016, self-released) A− 
  • S.T.D (Shelters to Deltas) (2016, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Audacious (2016, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Queen Elizabitch (2017, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Ephorize (2018, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Eden (2018, self-released) B+(***) 

Mestre Cupijó E Seu Ritmo: Siriá (1973-78 [2014], Analog Africa) A− 

The Cure:

  • Three Imaginary Boys (1979, Fiction) B+(*) 
  • The Head on the Door (1985, Elektra) B+(*) 
  • Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987, Elektra) B 
  • Disintegration (1989, Elektra) B 

Curlew:

  • Live in Berlin (1986-87 [1990], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • Bee (1990 [1991], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • A Beautiful Western Saddle (1993, Cuneiform) B+(*) 
  • Paradise (1996, Cuneiform) B+(**) 
  • Fabulous Drop (1998, Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • Meet the Curlews (2002, Cuneiform) B+(**) 
  • Mercury (2003, Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Curren$y:

  • Pilot Talk (2009-10 [2010], DD172) B+(**) 
  • Pilot Talk II (2010, DD172) B+(**) 
  • New Jet City (2013, self-released) B+(*) 
  • /Young Roddy: Bales (2013, self-released) B+(**) 
  • /The Alchemist: Continuance (2022, Jet Life) B+(*) 

Billy Currington: We Are Tonight (2013, Mercury Nashville) B+(*) 

Denzel Curry:

  • TA13OO (2018, Loma Vista) B+(***) 
  • Zuu (2019, Loma Vista) B+(**) 
  • /Kenny Beats: Unlocked (2020, Loma Vista, EP) B+(*) 
  • Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (2022, PH/Loma Vista) B+(**) 

Cursive:

  • Domestica (2000, Saddle Creek) B 
  • The Ugly Organ (2003, Saddle Creek) B− 

Ted Curson: Blue Piccolo (1976 [2009], Why Not) B+(***) 

Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Heat Map (2021 [2022], Imani) B+(***) 

Jason Paul Curtis: These Christmas Days (2017, self-released) B− 

Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey: Invisible Ritual (2020, New Focus) B+(**) 

King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree: Blues at Montreux (1971 [2005], Atlantic/Rhino) A− 

Francesco Cusa & the Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Cut Copy: Zonoscope (2011, Modular) B 

Cut Off Your Hands: Hollow (2011, Frenchkiss) B+(***) 

Cut Worms: Nobody Lives Here Anymore (2020, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 

Cybotron: Enter (1983, Fantasy) B+(*) 

The Cyclist: Bones in Motion (2013, Stones Throw) B+(**) 

Cyclone Trio: The Clear Revolution (2020 [2021], 577) B+(**) 

Cymbals Eat Guitars:

  • Why There Are Mountains (2009, Sister's Den) B+(*) 
  • Pretty Years (2016, Sinderlyn) B 

Jeremiah Cymerman:

  • Purification/Dissolution (2011-12 [2012], 5049) B 
  • /Christopher Hoffman/Brian Chase: Pale Horse (2013 [2014], 5049) B+(*) 
  • /Evan Parker/Nate Wooley: World of Objects (2013 [2014], 5049) B− 
  • /Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (2020 [2021], Astral Spirits) B+(*) 

Cypress Hill:

  • /Rusko: Cypress X Rusko (2012, V2/Cooperative, EP) B+(*) 
  • Back in Black (2022, MNRK) B+(**) 
  • Elephants on Acid (2018, BMG) B+(**) 

Andrew Cyrille:

  • What About? (1969 [1992], Affinity) B+(*) 
  • & Maono: Metamusicians' Stomp (1978, Black Saint) B+(***) 
  • /Jeanne Lee/Jimmy Lyons: Nuba (1979, Black Saint) B+(***) 
  • Special People (1980 [1981], Soul Note) B+(***) 
  • /Richard Teitelbaum: Double Clutch (1981 [1997], Silkheart) B+(*) 
  • /Peter Brötzmann: Andrew Cyrille Meets Brötzmann in Berlin (1982 [1983], FMP) B+(***) 
  • Ode to the Living Tree (1994 [1995], Venus) B− 
  • Good to Go, With a Tribute to Bu (1995 [1997], Soul Note) A− 
  • Duology (2012 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(**) 
  • The Declaration of Musical Independence (2014 [2016], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Lebroba (2017 [2018], ECM) B+(***) 
  • The News (2019 [2021], ECM) B 
  • /William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (2021 [2022], TUM) A− 

Billy Ray Cyrus: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus (1992-98 [2003], Mercury Nashville) B 

Miley Cyrus:

  • Breakout (2008, Disney) B− 
  • Bangerz (2013, RCA) B+(***) 
  • Younger Now (2017, RCA) B+(*) 
  • Plastic Hearts (2020, RCA) B+(**) 

Czarface:

  • Every Hero Needs a Villain (2015, Brick) B+(**) 
  • /MF Doom: Czarface Meets Metal Face (2018, Silver Age) A− 
  • /Ghostface Killah: Czarface Meets Ghostface (2019, Silver Age) B+(**) 
  • The Odd Czar Against Us (2019, Silver Age) A− 
  • A Double Dose of Danger (2019, Silver Age, EP) B+(*) 
  • /MF Doom: Super What? (2020 [2021], Silver Age, EP) A− 

Chuck D:

  • & the Slamjamz Artist Revue: Tribb to JB (2007, Slamjamz) B+(**) 
  • as Mistachuck: Celebration of Ignorance (2018, SpitSLAM) B+(***) 

The D.A.: You Kids! (2011, self-released) B+(***) 

Da Cruz: Sistema Subversiva (2011, Six Degrees) B+(**) 

DaBaby:

  • Blank Blank (2018, South Coast Music Group, EP) B+(***) 
  • Baby on Baby (2019, South Coast music Group) B+(**) 
  • Kirk (2019, Interscope) B+(***) 

Tomasz Dabrowski:

  • /Tyshawn Sorey Duo: Steps (2013, ForTune) B+(**) 
  • Ad Hoc: Ninjazz (2018, ForTune) B+(*) 
  • Tomasz Dabrowski & the Individual Beings (2021 [2022], April) B+(***) 

Linda Dachtyl: A Late One (2015, Chicken Coup/Summit) B+(**) 

Lucy Dacus:

  • No Burden (2016, Egghunt) B+(***) 
  • Historian (2018, Matador) B+(*) 
  • Home Video (2021, Matador) B+(**) 

Daddy Issues:

  • Can We Still Hang (2015, Infinity Cat, EP) B+(***) 
  • Deep Dream (2017, Infinity Cat) A− 

Daft Punk:

  • Homework (1993-96 [1997], Virgin) B 
  • Alive 2007 (2007, Virgin) A− 
  • Tron: Legacy [Original Soundtrack] (2010, Walt Disney) B 
  • Random Access Memories (2013, Daft Life/Columbia) B+(**) 

Ori Dagan: Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017, Scat Cat) B 

Daniele D'Agaro:

  • /Ernst Glerum/Han Bennink: Strandjutters (2002 [2003], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • /Jeb Bishop/Kent Kessler/Robert Barry: Chicago Overtones (2004 [2005], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • /Giovanni Maier/Zlatko Kaucic: Disorder at the Border Plays Ornette (2015 [2016], Not Two) B+(**) 

Dagens Ungdom: Dagens Ungdom (2014, Metronomicon Audio) B+(***) 

Daggerboard:

  • Last Days of Studio A (2018-19 [2021], Wide Hive) B+(**) 
  • Daggerboard & the Skipper (2020-21 [2022], Wide Hive) B+(*) 

Bako Dagnon: Sidiba (2010, Discograph) B+(***) 

Dagny: Strangers/Lovers (2020, Polydor, EP) B+(**) 

Amalie Dahl: Dafnie (2022, Sonic Transmissions) B+(**) 

Pan Daijing: Lack (2017, Pan) B− 

Dailey & Vincent: Brothers From Different Mothers (2009, Rounder) B+(**) 

Tim Daisy:

  • Streets in Time (2012 [2013], Relay) B+(**) 
  • A Fine Day in Berlin (2013, Relay) B+(**)  /Mikolaj Trzaska: In This Moment (2012 [2014], Relay) B+(**) 
  • Relucent: Music for Marimba, Radios and Turntables (2016, Relay) B 
  • /Marc Riordan: Joyride (2016, Relay) B+(***) 
  • Celebration Sextet: The Halfway There Suite (2016, Relay) B+(**) 
  • October Music Vol. 2: 7 Compositions for Duet (2016, Relay) B+(**) 
  • Red Nation "1" (2016 [2017], Relay) B+(**) 
  • /Michael Thieke/Ken Vandermark: Triptych (2016 [2017], Relay) B+(**) 
  • Music for Lying Still (2017, Relay, EP) B+(**) 
  • 's Fulcrum Ensemble: Animation (2017 [2018], Relay) B+(***) 
  • Configurations (2018, Relay) B+(**) 

Carla Dal Forno: You Know What It's Like (2016, Blackest Ever Black) B+(*) 

Dálava: The Book of Transfigurations (2016 [2017], Songlines) B+(*) 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: It's a Corporate World (2011, Warner Brothers) B+(*) 

Dälek:

  • From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots (2002, Ipecac) B+(**) 
  • Abandoned Language (2007, Ipecac) B+(*) 
  • Asphalt for Eden (2016, Profound Lore) B+(*) 

Joseph Daley:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins (2010 [2011], Jaro) B+(***) 
  • The Seven Heavenly Virtues (2013, Jodamusic) B+(*) 
  • The Seven Deadly Sins/The Seven Heavenly Virtues (2010-13 [2019], Jodamusic) B+(**) 
  • /Warren Smith/Scott Robinson: The Tuba Trio Chronicles (2015 [2016], JoDa Locust Street Music) B+(**) 

Karen Dalton:

  • 1966 (1966 [2012], Delmore Recording Society) B 
  • It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969, Capitol) B− 

Claire Daly: Rah! Rah! (2008 [2020], Ride Symbol) B+(**) 

Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk (2017, Castle Face) B 

Damana (Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet): Cornua Copiae (2014 [2016], Clean Feed) A− 

Damata: What's Damata (2021, Dugnad) B+(***) 

Dâm-Funk:

  • Toeachizown (2009, Stones Throw, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Invite the Light (2015, Stones Throw) B 

Damily: Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives (1995-2002 [2020], Bongo Joe) B+(***) 

Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (2021, Def Pressé) A− 

Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (2019 [2021], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Benje Daneman Searchparty: Light in the Darkness (2017 [2018], ACI) C+ 

Damily: Very Aomby (2015, Helico) B+(***) 

Dan Ex Machina:

  • Pity Party Animal (2020, self-released) B+(***) 
  • My Wife (2020, self-released) B+(**) 
  • Bail Shag EP (2017 [2021], self-released) B+(*) 
  • All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (2022, self-released) A−  

Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy: Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy (2013, Uni-Fi) B+(***) 

Barbara Dane:

  • Trouble in Mind (1957 [2011], Stardust) B+(*) 
  • Anthology of American Folk Songs (1959 [2006], Empire Music Group) A− 
  • /Earl 'Fatha' Hines and His Orchestra: Livin' With the Blues (1959 [2013], Fresh Sound) B+(**) 
  • On My Way (1962 [2013, Fresh Sound) B+(***) 
  • /Lightning Hopkins: Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me (1961-65 [1996], Arhoolie) B+(**) 
  • /The Chambers Brothers: Barbara Dane and the Chambers Brothers (1966, Folkways) B+(*) 
  • FTA! Songs of the GI Resistance (1970, Paredon) B+(***) 
  • I Hate the Capitalist System (1973, Paredon) B+(*) 
  • w/Tammy Hall: Throw It Away . . . (2016, Dreadnaught Music) A− 

Andrew D'Angelo:

  • Skadra Degis (2007 [2008], Skirl) B+(***) 
  • Norman (2015, self-released) B+(***) 

D'Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah (2014, RCA) A− 

Danger Dan: Das Ist Alles Von Der Kunstfreiheit Gedeckt (2021, Altilopen Geldwäsche) B+(*) 

Danger Mouse:

  • /Sparklehorse: Dark Night of the Soul (2010, Capitol) B+(*) 
  • /Daniele Luppi: Rome (2011, Capitol) B 
  • /Black Thought: Cheat Codes (2022, BMG) A− 

Jesse Daniel: Beyond These Walls (2021, Die True) B+(***) 

Ted Daniel:

  • Tapestry (1974 [2008], Porter) B+(**) 
  • Interconnection (1975 [2014], NoBusiness, 2CD) A− 

Barbara Levy Daniels: Love Lost and Found (2013 [2014], Bidproductions) B+(***) 

Dee Daniels: Intimate Conversations (2012 [2014], Origin) B− 

Harold Danko:

  • After the Rain (1994 [1995], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • Tidal Breeze (1995-96 [1997], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • /Kirk Knuffke: Play Date (2018 [2019], SteepleChase) B+(***) 
  • Spring Garden (2019 [2021], SteepleChase) B+(**) 

Danny!: Payback (2012, Okayplayer) A− 

Daphne & Celeste: Daphne & Celeste Save the World (2018, Balatonic) B 

Daphni: Jiaolong (2012, Merge) B+(***) 

Isaac Darche: Team & Variations (2014 [2015], Challenge) B+(**) 

Daria: Strawberry Fields Forever: Songs by the Beatles (2016, OA2) B+(*) 

Darkside: Psychic (2013, Matador) B− 

Darkstar: News From Nowhere (2013, Warp) C+ 

Maria Da Rocha: Beetroot & Other Stories (2018, Shhpuma) B+(**) 

Darts & Arrows: Altamira (2015, Ears & Eyes) B+(*) 

Das Racist:

  • Shut Up, Dude (2010, mixtape) B+(***) 
  • Sit Down, Man (2010, mixtape) A− 
  • Relax (2011, Greedhead) A− 

Daughter: If You Leave (2013, Glass Note) B 

Dave:

  • Psychodrama (2019, Neighbourhood) A− 
  • We're All Alone in This Together (2021, Neighbourhood) A− 

Dave and Ansell Collins: Double Barrel (1971, Big Tree) B+(***) 

Chris Dave: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (2018, Blue Note) B 

Kenny Davern: Breezin' Along (1996 [1997], Arbors) B+(***) 

John Daversa: Cuarentena: With Family at Home (2020, Tiger Turn) B+(**) 

Davido: A Good Time (2019, RCA) B+(***) 

David's Angels: Traces (2016-17 [2017], Kopasetic) B+(*) 

Marie Davidson:

  • Working Class Woman (2018, Ninja Tune) A− 
  • /L'OEil Nu: Renegade Breakdown (2020, Ninja Tune) B+(***) 

Roger Davidson Trio: w/Hendrik Meurkens: Oração Para Amanhã/Prayer for Tomorrow (2016 [2017], Soundbrush) B+(**) 

Tara Davidson: Duets (2014, Addo) B+(**) 

Josephine Davies:

  • Satori (2016 [2017], Whirlwind) A− 
  • Satori: In the Corners of Clouds (2018, Whirlwind) A− 
  • Satori: How Can We Wake? (2020, Whirlwind) B+(***) 

Rick Davies: Thugtet (2015 [2017], Emlyn) B+(**) 

Tim Davies Big Band: The Expensive Train Set (2013-15 [2016], Origin) B 

Davina & the Vagabonds: Sunshine (2014, Roustabout) B+(**) 

DaVinci: Feast or Famine (2011, SWTBRDS, EP) B+(***) 

Betty Davis:

  • The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (1968-69 [2016], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • Betty Davis (1973 [2008], Light in the Attic) B+(***) 
  • They Say I'm Different (1974 [2008], Light in the Attic) B+(**) 
  • Nasty Gal (1975, Island) B+(**) 
  • Is It Love or Desire (1976 [2009], Light in the Attic) B+(*) 

Caroline Davis:

  • Doors: Chicago Storylines (2013 [2015], Ears & Eyes) B+(***) 
  • Heart Tonic (2018, Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Alula (2017 [2019], New Amsterdam) B+(*) 
  • Portals, Volume 1: Mourning (2020 [2021], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet: Live at Minton's Playhouse in New York City: Complete Recordings (1961 [2012], Fresh Sound, 2CD) A− 

Elise Davis: Cheap Date (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

Guy Davis:

  • Juba Dance (2013, M.C.) B+(**) 
  • Kokomo Kidd (2015, M.C.) B+(*) 
  • Be Ready When I Call You (2021, M.C.) B+(***) 

Jeff Davis:

  • Dragon Father (2013 [2014], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 
  • The Fastness (2019, Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Keith Davis: Still (2013 [2014], LoNote) B+(**) 

Kris Davis:

  • Waiting for You to Grow (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) A− 
  • Infrasound: Save Your Breath (2014 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Duopoly (2015 [2016], Pyroclastic) B+(***) 
  • /Craig Taborn: Octopus (2016 [2018], Pyroclastic) A− 
  • /Matt Mitchell/Aruán Ortiz/Matthew Shipp: New American Songbooks: Volume 2 (2018, Sound American) B+(**) 
  • Diatom Ribbons (2018 [2019], Pyroclastic) B+(***) 

Miles Davis:

  • The Complete Birth of the Cool (1948-50 [1998], Capitol Jazz) B 
  • /Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan/Lee Konitz/Sonny Rollins/Zoot Sims: Conception (1949-51 [1956], Prestige) B+(**) 
  • /Sonny Rollins: Dig (1951 [2010], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Miles Davis and Horns (1951-53 [1989], Prestige/OJC) B+(*) 
  • Blue Haze (1953-54 [1988], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Bags Groove (1954 [2008], Prestige/RVG Remasters) A− 
  • Walkin' (1954 [1986], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Blue Moods (1955 [1990], Debut/OJC) B 
  • /Milt Jackson: Quintet/Sextet (1956 [1989], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954-56 [1989], Prestige/OJC) B+(*) 
  • All of You: The Last Tour 1960 (1960 [2014], Acrobat, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • Live Europe 1960 Revisited (1960 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • /John Coltrane: The Final Tour [The Bootleg Series Vol. 6] (1960 [2018], Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) A− 
  • In Person: Friday Night at the Blackhawk, San Francisco: Complete Volume 1 (1961 [2003], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A− 
  • In Person: Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, San Francisco: Complete Volume 2 (1961 [2003], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A− 
  • In Person: Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk: Complete (1961 [2003], Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) A− 
  • Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival (1963 [2007], MJF) B+(**) 
  • Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited (1967-69 [2022], Ezz-Thetics) A− 
  • Freedom Jazz Dance [The Bootleg Series Vol. 5] (1966-68 [2016], Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) B+(*) 
  • Water Babies (1967-68 [1976], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • The Lost Quintet (1969 [2019], Sleepy Night) B+(***) 
  • Circle in the Round (1955-70 [1979], Columbia, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Miles at the Fillmore (Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3) (1970 [2014], Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • Big Fun (1969-72 [2000], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • On the Corner (1972 [2000], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975 [The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4] (1955-75 [2015], Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) A− 
  • The Man With the Horn (1980-81 [1981], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Star People (1982-83 [1983], Columbia) B+(***) 
  • Live: What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (1983 [2022], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • That's What Happened [The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: 1982-1985] (1982-85, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) B+(**) 
  • Mercy, Miles! Live at Vienne (1991 [2021], Rhino, 2CD) B+(*) 

Nathan Davis: Happy Girl (1965 [2006], MPS) B+(*) 

On Ka'a Davis: Djoukoujou! (2009, Tzadik) B+(***) 

Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble: Havana Blue (2013 [2016], 3Sixteen) B+(**) 

Sammy Davis Jr.: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sammy Davis Jr. (1972-74 [2002], Polydor) B− 

Stephen Davis/Ralph Alessi/Kris Davis: Sugar Blade (2015, Babel) B+(**) 

Steve Davis:

  • Live at Smalls (2009 [2010], Smalls Live) B+(**) 
  • For Real (2013 [2014], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 
  • Say When (2014 [2015], Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 
  • Correlations (2019, Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 
  • Bluesthetic (2022, Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 

Ward Davis: Black Cats and Crows (2020, Ward Davis Music) B+(*) 

Wild Bill Davison: The Jazz Giants (1968 [2015], Delmark/Sackville) A− 

Dawes:

  • Nothing Is Wrong (2011, ATO) C+ 
  • All Your Favorite Bands (2015, Hub) B− 

Angel Bat Dawid:

  • The Oracle (2019, International Anthem) B+(*) 
  • & Tha Brotherhood: Live (2019 [2020], International Anthem) B+(**) 
  • Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol. 1 Doxology (2021, International Anthem) B+(**) 

Ernest Dawkins:

  • New Horizons Ensemble: South Side Street Songs (1993, Silkheart) B+(***) 
  • Cape Town Shuffle: Live at Hothouse (2002 [2003], Delmark) A− 
  • Live the Spirit Residency Big Band: Memory in the Center: An Afro Opera: Homage to Nelson Mandela (2014 [2015], Dawk) A− 
  • New Horizons Ensemble: Transient Takes (2016 [2017], Malcom) B+(***) 

Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia (2013, Thirsty Ear) B+(***) 

Kimya Dawson:

  • Hidden Vagenda (2004, K) A− 
  • Alphabutt (2008, K) B 
  • Thunder Thighs (2011, Great Crap Factory) B+(**) 

Richard Dawson:

  • Nothing Important (2014, Weird World) B 
  • Peasant (2017, Weird World) B 
  • /Circle: Henki (2021, Weird World) B 

Smoke Dawson: Fiddle (1971 [2014], Tompkins Square) B+(***) 

Dennis Llewellyn Day: Bossa, Blues and Ballads (2018, DDay Media Group) B+(*) 

Doris Day:

  • Day by Day (1956, Columbia) B 
  • Day by Night (1957, Columbia) B 
  • 16 Most Requested Songs (1945-58 [1992], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • /Harry James: Young Man With a Horn (1950 [1954], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • /Robert Goulet: Annie Get Your Gun (1963, Columbia Masterworks) B+(*) 

Day Dream: Originals (2019 [2020], Corner Store Jazz) B+(**) 

Lucky Daye: Candydrip (2022, Keep Cool/RCA) B+(***) 

The dB's:

  • Stands for Decibels (1981, Albion) B+(**) 
  • Falling Off the Sky (2012, Bar/None) B+(*) 

De Beren Gieren: One Mirrors Many (2015, Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Bram De Looze: Septych (2014 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Dan Deacon:

  • Spiderman of the Rings (2007, Carpark) B 
  • Bromst (2009, Carpark) B+(**) 
  • America (2012, Domino) B+(*) 
  • Gliss Rifter (2015, Domino) B+(*) 

Dead Composers Club [Noah Preminger/Rob Garcia]: Chopin Project (2017 [2018], Connection Works) B 

Dead Moon:

  • Live at Satyricon (1993 [2015], Voodoo Doughnut) A− 
  • Echoes of the Past (1988-2004 [2006], Sub Pop, 2CD) A− 

Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (2017-18 [2021], Origin Classical) B− 

Jamael Dean:

  • Black Space Tapes (2019, Stones Throw) B+(*) 
  • Primordial Waters (2021, Stones Throw) B+(*) 

Chuck Deardorf: Perception (2017-18 [2019], Origin) B+(**) 

Michael Dease:

  • Reaching Out (2017 [2018], Posi-Tone) B 
  • Bonafide (2018, Posi-Tone) B+(**) 
  • Never More Here (2019, Posi-Tone) B+(**) 
  • Give It All You Got (2019 [2021], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 
  • Best Next Thing (2022, Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

DeBarge: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of DeBarge (1982-86 [2000], Motown) B+(*) 

De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos Silva: The Detour Fish: Live in Ljubljana (2014, Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Erika De Casier: Sensational (2021, 4AD) B+(**) 

Mark de Clive-Lowe:

  • /The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra: Take the Space Trane (2012 [2013], Tru Thoughts) B+(**) 

Mark De Clive-Lowe:

  • Heritage (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B+(*) 
  • Heritage II (2018 [2019], Ropeadope) B 

Mark de Clive-Lowe:

  • & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders (2022, Soul Bank) B+(**) 

Nina De Heney/Karin Johansson/Henrik Wartel: Quagmire (2018 [2019], Creative Sources) B+(*) 

Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (2021, Saddle Creek) B+(*) 

Dean & Britta: Quarantine Tapes (2020, Double Feature) B+(**) 

Blossom Dearie:

  • Blossom Dearie (1956 [1957], Verve) B+(***) 
  • Give Him the Ooh-La-La (1957 [1958], Verve) B+(**) 
  • Once Upon a Summertime (1958, Verve) B+(***) 
  • My Gentleman Friend (1959, Verve) A− 
  • Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green (1959, Verve) B+(**) 
  • Soubrette: Blossom Dearie Sings Broadway Hit Songs (1960, Verve) B+(**) 

Deena: Rock River (2014, Verbena Music) A− 

DEK Trio:

  • Burning Below Zero (2014 [2016], Trost) B+(***) 
  • Construct 1: Stone (2016 [2017], Audiographic) A− 
  • Construct 2: Artfacts (2017, Audiographic) B+(***) 
  • Construct 3: Ovadlo 29 (2017, Audiographic) B+(***) 

De La Soul:

  • De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present . . . First Serve (2012, Duck Down) A− 
  • And the Anonymous Nobody (2016, AOI) B+(**) 

Jon De Lucia Group: As the River Sings (2014 [2017], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Dead Sara: Pleasure to Meet You (2015, Pocket Kid) B+(*) 

Deadbeat: Radio Rothko (2010, The Agriculture) B+(***) 

Deadstring Brothers: São Paulo (2010, Bloodshot) B+(*) 

The Dead Weather:

  • Sea of Cowards (2010, Third Man/Warner Brothers) B+(***) 
  • Horehound (2008-09 [2009], Third Man/Warner Brothers) A− 

Deaf Center: Owl Splinters (2011, Type) B+(**) 

Deafheaven:

  • Sunbather (2013, Deathwish) B+(***) 
  • New Bermuda (2015, Anti) B+(*) 
  • Infinite Granite (2021, Sargent House) B+(*) 

Elton Dean:

  • They All Be on This Old Road (1977, Ogun) A− 
  • 's Ninesense: Happy Daze + Oh! For the Edge (1976-77 [2009], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Welcomet: Live in Brazil, 1986 (1986 [2017], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Elton Dean's Unlimited Saxophone Company (1989 [1990], Ogun) B+(***) 
  • /Howard Riley/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders: All the Tradition (1990, Slam) B+(***) 
  • The Vortex Tapes (1990, Slam) B+(**) 
  • Silent Knowledge (1995 [1996], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • + Roswell Rudd: Rumours of an Incident (1996 [1997], Slam) B+(**) 
  • /Paul Dunmall/Tony Levin/Paul Rogers/Roswell Rudd/Keith Tippett: Bladik (1996 [1997], Cuneiform) A− 
  • Elton Dean's Newsense (1997 [1998], Slam) B+(*) 

Suzanne Dean: Come to Paradise (2016, Ship's Bell Music) B 

Deap Vally:

  • Sistrionix (2013, Island) B+(*) 
  • Femejism (2016, Nevado) B+(***) 

Matthew Dear:

  • Asa Breed (2007, Ghostly) B+(*) 
  • Black City (2010, Ghostly International) B 
  • Beams (2012, Ghostly International) B+(*) 

Dear Eloise: Uncontrollable, Ice Age Stories (2012 [2016], Maybe Mars) B+(*) 

Death Cab for Cutie:

  • Narrow Stairs (2008, Atlantic) B+(*) 
  • The Open Door (2009, Atlantic, EP) B+(*) 
  • Codes and Keys (2011, Atlantic) B+(***) 

Death Grips:

  • Exmilitary (2011, Third Worlds) B+(*) 
  • The Money Store (2012, Epic) B+(*) 
  • No Love Deep Web (2012 [2013], Third Worlds/Harvest) B 
  • Government Plates (2013, Third Worlds) B− 
  • The Powers That B (2014-15 [2015], Electro Magnetic/Harvest, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Bottomless Pit (2016, Third Worlds/Harvest) B+(*) 

DeBarge:

  • All This Love (1982, Gordy) B+(***) 
  • In a Special Way (1983, Gordy) A− 
  • Rhythm of the Night (1985, Motown) B+(*) 

El DeBarge:

  • Second Chance (2010, Geffen) B+(**) 
  • El DeBarge (1986, Gordy) B+(*) 
  • Gemini (1989, Motown) B 

The DeBarges: The DeBarges (1981, Gordy) B+(**) 

Speech Debelle: Speech Therapy (2009, Big Dada) B+(***) 

Debo Band:

  • Debo Band (2012, Next Ambiance) B+(*) 
  • Ere Gobez (2016, FPE) B+(*) 

Deca: Smoking Gun (2022, Coalmine) A− 

The Decemberists:

  • The King Is Dead (2011, Capitol) B 
  • The Hazards of Love (2009, Capitol) B+(*) 

Graham Dechter: Major Influence (2018 [2021], Capri) B+(**) 

Sam Decker: Shrove (2020, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Decoy With Joe McPhee: Spontaneous Combustion (2011 [2013], Otoroku) B+(**) 

Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (2022, Bible & Tire) B+(***) 

The Dedication Orchestra:

  • Spirits Rejoice (1992, Ogun) B+(***) 
  • Ixesha (Time) (1994, Ogun, 2CD) B+(***) 

Deep State: The Path to Fast Oblivion (2019, Friendship Fever) B 

Deer Tick:

  • Born on Flag Day (2009, Partisan) B+(***) 
  • The Black Dirt Sessions (2010, Partisan) B 
  • Divine Providence (2011, Partisan) B+(***) 
  • Relativity (2013, Partisan) B+(**) 
  • Vol. 1 (2017, Partisan) B+(*) 
  • Vol. 2 (2017, Partisan) B+(*) 

Deerhoof:

  • Friend Opportunity (2007, Kill Rock Stars) C+ 
  • Deerhoof vs. Evil (2011, Polyvinyl) B− 
  • La Isla Bonita (2014, Polyvinyl) B+(**) 
  • Future Teenage Cave Artists (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(*) 
  • /Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded by Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(**) 
  • Love-Lore (2020, Joyful Noise) B+(*) 

Deerhunter:

  • Cryptograms (2007, Kranky) B+(***) 
  • Halcyon Digest (2010, 4AD) B+(**) 
  • Monomania (2013, 4AD) A− 
  • Fading Frontier (2015, 4AD) B+(***) 
  • Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (2019, 4AD) B 

Michael Dees: The Dream I Dreamed (2014 [2015], Jazzed Media) B+(***) 

Darwin Deez: Darwin Deez (2010 [2011], Lucky Number) B+(*) 

Default Genders: Main Pop Girl 2019 (2019, self-released) B+(**) 

Raymond De Felitta: Pre-War Charm (2019, Blujazz) B+(***) 

Joey DeFrancesco:

  • Finger Poppin' With Joey DeFrancesco: Celebrating the Music of Horace Silver (2008 [2009], Doodlin') B+(*) 
  • and the People: Project Freedom (2017, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 
  • In the Key of the Universe (2019, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 
  • More Music (2021, Mack Avenue) B+(***) 

Deftones:

  • White Pony (2000, Maverick) B+(*) 
  • Diamond Eyes (2009 [2010], Reprise) B− 
  • Ohms (2020, Reprise) C+ 

Pierre de Gaillande: Bad Reputation: Pierre de Gaillande Sings Georges Brassens (2010, Barbès) B+(***)  

Eli Degibri: Cliff Hangin' (2014 [2016], Blujazz) B+(*) 

Dehd: Flower of Devotion (2020, Fire Talk) B+(*) 

Dej Loaf:

  • Sell Sole (2014, World) B+(*) 
  • #AndSeeThatsTheThing (2015, Columbia, EP) B 
  • Sell Sole II (2020, BMG) B+(**) 

Jack DeJohnette:

  • The DeJohnette Complex (1968 [1969], Milestone) B 
  • Sorcery (1974, Prestige) B+(*) 
  • Pictures (1976 [1977], ECM) B− 
  • New Directions (1978, ECM) B+(*) 
  • Special Edition (1979 [1980], ECM) B+(**) 
  • New Directions: In Europe (1979 [1980], ECM) B+(*) 
  • Special Edition: Tin Can Alley (1980 [1981], ECM) B+(**) 
  • Special Edition: Inflation Blues (1982 [1983], ECM) B+(*)  Special Edition (1979-84 [2012], ECM, 4CD) B+(*) 
  • 's Special Edition: Irresistible Forces (1987, MCA/Impulse) B+(**) 
  • 's Special Edition: Audio-Visualscapes (1988, Impulse) B− 
  • Parallel Realities (1990, MCA) B+(*) 
  • Made in Chicago (2013 [2015], ECM) A− 
  • In Movement (2015 [2016], ECM) A− 
  • /Larry Grenadier/John Meddeski/John Scofield: Hudson (Motéma) A− 

Lana Del Rey:

  • Born to Die (2012, Interscope) B+(**) 
  • Paradise (2012, Interscope) B 
  • Ultraviolence (2014, Interscope) B+(***) 
  • Honeymoon (2015, Interscope) B+(***) 
  • Lust for Life (2017, Interscope) A− 
  • Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019, Polydor/Interscope) A− 
  • Chemtrails Over the Country Club (2021, Polydor/Interscope) B+(**) 
  • Blue Bannisters (2011, Polydor/Interscope) B+(***) 

Helena Deland: Someone New (2020, Luminelle) B+(*) 

Delaney & Bonnie and Friends: D&B Together (1971 [1972], Columbia) B+(**) 

Vladislav Delay:

  • Rakka (2020, Warp) B+(*) 
  • /Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare: 500-Push-Up (2020, Sub Rosa) B+(**) 
  • Isoviha (2022, Planet Mu) B 

Benoît Delbecq:

  • /Miles Perkin/Emile Biayenda: Ink (2014 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Spots on Stripes (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • The Weight of Light (2020 [2021], Pyroclastic) B+(**) 

The Delegation: Evergreen (Canceled World) (2014-15 [2016], ESP-Disk, 2CD) B+(*) 

The Del-Lords: Elvis Club (2013, MRI) B+(*) 

Del the Funky Homosapien:

  • Eleventh Hour (2008, Definitive Jux) B+(**) 
  • Golden Era (2011, The Council) B+(***) 

Gonzalo Del Val Trio: Koiné (2015 [2016], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 

Delicate Steve: Wondervisions (2009 [2011], Luaka Bop) B 

Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991 [2021], BluJazz) B+(*) 

The Delines:

  • Colfax (2014, El Cortez) A− 
  • The Imperial (2019, El Cortez) B+(***) 
  • The Sea Drift (2022, Jealous Butcher) B+(**) 

Christopher Dell/Johannes Brecht/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard:

  • Boulez Materialism: Live in Concert (2017 [2018], Plaist) B+(**) 

Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be (2013, Rounder) B 

The Del-Lords: Get Tough: The Best of the Del-Lords (1984-90 [1999], Restless) B+(***) 

Delorean: Subiza (2010, True Panther Sounds) B+(*) 

Dels: Gob (2011, Big Dada) B+(**) 

Delta 5: Singles & Sessions 1979-81 (1979-81 [2006], Kill Rock Stars) A− 

Deltron 3030: Event 2 (2013, Bulk) A− 

Rocco Deluca: Drugs 'N Hymns (2012, 429) B 

The Del Vikings: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Del Vikings (1956-58 [2004], Hip-O) B+(**) 

Demae: Life Works Out . . . Usually (2020, Touching Bass, EP) B 

Mac DeMarco:

  • 2 (2012, Captured Tracks) B+(*) 
  • Salad Days (2014, Captured Tracks) B 

Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta (2012, Flariella) A− 

The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band:

  • Comin' Home Baby (2014 [2016], Origin) B+(***) 
  • /Bonnie Eisele: Hot Night in Venice: Live at the Venice Jazz Club (2020 [2021], Origin) B+(*) 

Brigitte DeMeyer:

  • Rose of Jericho (2011, BDM Music) B+(***) 
  • Savannah Road (2014, BDM Music) B+(**) 

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet: Waltz New (2016 [2017], OA2) B+(**) 

Dengue Fever:

  • Venus on Earth (2008, M80) B+(**) 
  • Cannibal Courtship (2010-11 [2011], Fantasy) B 

Michael Denhoff/Ulrich Phillipp/Jörg Fischer: Trio Improvisations for Campanula, Bass and Percussion (2014, Sporeprint, 2CD) B+(***) 

Amy Denio/Pavel Fajt/Csaba Hajnóczy/Gabi Kenderesi:

  • The Danubians (1999 [2000], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Charlie Dennard: 5 O'Clock Charlie (2015, self-released) B+(*) 

Brett Dennen: Loverboy (2011, Dualtone) B+(*) 

Matt Dennis:

  • Plays and Sings Matt Dennis (1954, Trend) B+(**) 
  • Dennis, Anyone? (1955, RCA Victor) B+(**) 
  • Plays and Sings Matt Dennis: Live in Hollywood (1954-55 [2011], Fresh Sound) B+(**) 

Corey Dennison Band: Night After Night (2017, Delmark) B+(***) 

Jeff Denson:

  • /Claudio Puntin: Two (2008-10 [2014], Pfmentum) B+(**) 
  • /Joshua White: I'll Fly Away (2013 [2014], Pfmentum) B+(***) 
  • /Lee Konitz: Jeff Denson Trio + Lee Konitz (2015, Ridgeway) B+(*) 
  • Concentric Circles (2016, Ridgeway) B− 
  • /Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Between Two Worlds (2019, Ridgeway) B+(*) 
  • /Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Finding Light (2022, Ridgeway) B+(*) 

The Dentists: Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (1985 [2013], Trouble in Mind) B+(*) 

Bertrand Denzler:

  • Cluster: Y? (1998 [2000], Leo Lab) B+(***) 
  • /Norbert Pfammatter: NanoCluster 02/2000 (2000, Leo Lab) B+(**) 
  • /Dominic Lash: Pivot (2019, Spoonhunt) B− 
  • /Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax (2019 [2020], Umlaut) B+(***) 

Depeche Mode:

  • Speak & Spell (1981, Sire) B 
  • A Broken Frame (1982, Sire) B− 
  • Construction Time Again (1983, Sire) B 
  • Some Great Reward (1984, Sire) B+(*) 
  • Catching Up With Depeche Mode (1980-85 [1985], Sire) B+(**) 
  • Black Celebration (1986, Sire) B 
  • Violator (1990, Sire/Reprise) B 
  • Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993, Sire/Reprise) B− 

Alabaster DePlume:

  • To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 (2020, International Anthem) B+(**) 
  • Gold: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (2022, International Anthem) B+(**) 

Deradoorian: The Expanding Flower Planet (2015, Anticon) B 

Rob Derke & the NY Jazz Quartet: Blue Divide (2013 [2014], Zoho) B+(***) 

Dena DeRose:

  • Travelin' Light: Live in Antwerp, Belgium (2010 [2012], MaxJazz) B+(*) 
  • Ode to the Road (2020, High Note) B+(***) 

Jason Derulo:

  • Jason Derülo (2010, Warner Brothers) B 
  • Talk Dirty (2014, Warner Brothers) A− 
  • Everything Is 4 (2015, Warner Brothers) B+(*) 

Ted Des Plantes' Washboard Wizards:

  • Midnight Stomp (1991, Stomp Off) B+(***) 
  • Shim-Sham-Shimmy Dance (1997 [1998], Stomp Off) A− 

Desaparecidos: Payola (2015, Saddle Creek) A− 

Descendents:

  • Milo Goes to College (1982, New Alliance) B+(***) 
  • Bonus Fat (1980-81 [1985], New Alliance, EP) B+(**) 
  • Somery (1981-87 [1991], SST) B+(***) 

Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (2019 [2021], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

The Deslondes:

  • The Deslondes (2015, New West) B 
  • Hurry Home (2017, New West) B 

Paul Desmond:

  • Desmond Blue (1961-62 [2002], RCA) B+(**) 
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water (1969 [2008], Verve) C− 

Desole: A Story to Tell (2006, Abacus) B 

Randal Despommier:

  • Dio C'è (2019 [2021], Outside In Music) B 
  • A Midsummer Odyssey (2021 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Julien Desprez/Luís Lopes: Boa Tarde (2016 [2018], Shhpuma) B+(**) 

Dessa:

  • A Badly Broken Code (2010, Doomtree) A 
  • Castor, the Twin (2011, Doomtree) B+(**) 
  • Parts of Speech (2013, Doomtree) B+(*) 
  • Chime (2018, Doomtree) A− 
  • Ides (2021, Doomtree, EP) B+(***) 

Michael Dessen:

  • Resonating Abstractions (2013 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Somewhere in the Upstream (2016 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Destiny's Child:

  • Destiny's Child (1998, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • The Writing's on the Wall (1999, Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Survivor (2001, Columbia) B+(**) 

Destroyer:

  • Kaputt (2011, Merge) B+(*)  
  • Poison Season (2015, Merge) B+(*) 
  • Have We Met (2020, Merge) B+(*) 
  • Labyrinthitis (2022, Merge) B+(**) 

Detail:

  • Detail at Club 7 (1982 [2017], Not Two) B+(***) 
  • Day Two (1982 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Detroit Bop Quintet: Two Birds (2014 [2018], TQM, EP) B 

The Detroit Escalator Co.: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) B+(***) 

Duke Deuce: Crunkstar (2022, Quality Control/Motown) B+(*) 

Hermine Deurloo: Riverbeast (2019, Zennes) B 

Deux Maisons: For Sale (2013 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Dev: I Only See You When I'm Dreamin' (2017, Devishot) A− 

Raheem DeVaughn: Love Behind the Melody (2008, 128/Jive/Zomba) B 

The Devil Makes Three: I'm a Stranger Here (2013, New West) B+(*) 

Devin the Dude:

  • Waitin' to Inhale (2007, Rap-A-Lot) B+(**) 
  • Suite #420 (2010, E1 Music) B+(*) 

Marc Devine: Inspiration (2017, ITI) B+(***) 

Devo:

  • Greatest Hits (1977-84 [1990], Warner Bros.) B+(***) 
  • Greatest Misses (1976-82 [1990], Warner Bros.) B+(*) 

DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling (2008, Anti-) B+(***) 

Al Dexter: Pistol Packin' Mama (1942-49 [1999], ASV) A− 

Julie Dexter/Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa (2006 [2007], Brash Music) B+(*) 

Tetel Di Babuya: Meet Tetel (2021 [2022], Arkadia) B+(**) 

Giovanni Di Domenico/Peter Jacquemyn/Chris Corsano: A Little Off the Top (2013 [2015], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Boubacar "Badian" Diabaté: Mande Guitar (2021, Lion Songs) B+(**) 

Toumani Diabaté/Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki (2014, World Circuit) B+(**) 

Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers: Tientalaw (2012, Sterns Africa) A− 

Robert Diack: Lost Villages (2018, self-released) B+(*) 

Kristin Diable: Create Your Own Mythology (2015, Speakeasy) B 

Amadou Diagne: Introducing Amadou Diagne (2012, World Music Network) B+(*) 

Dial & Oatts/Rich DeRosa/The WDR Big Band: Rediscovered Ellington: New Takes on Duke's Rare and Unheard Music (2017, Zoho) B+(*) 

Dialect: Under~Between (2021, RVNG Intl) B+(*) 

Neil Diamond: The Bang Years 1966-1968 (1966-68 [2011], Legacy) B+(*) 

Diamond Rugs: Diamond Rugs (2012, Partisan) B+(**) 

Alela Diane: To Be Still (2009, Rough Trade) B+(*) 

Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (2021, Lamastrock) A− 

Jose Dias: After Silence Vol. 1 (2017 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (2018, Shanachie) b+(**) 

Olegario Diaz:

  • Aleph in Chromatic (2015 [2016], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • I Remember Chet (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(***) 

Manu Dibango: Wakafrika (1994, Giant) B+(**) 

Robert Dick & Adam Caine: The Damn Think (2017 [2019], Chant) B+(*) 

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 (1965-69 [2018], Free Dirt) B+(**) 

Little Jimmy Dickens: 16 Biggest Hits (1949-65 [2006], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 

Walt Dickerson:

  • Relativity (1962 [1995], New Jazz/OJC) B+(*) 
  • To My Queen (1962 [1996], New Jazz/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things (1975 [2009], Why Not) B+(***) 

Whit Dickey:

  • Emergence (2009, Not Two) B+(***) 
  • /Kirk Knuffke: Fierce Silence (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Mat Maneri/Matthew Shipp: Vessel in Orbit (2017, AUM Fidelity) B+(***) 
  • /Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream (2017 [2019], NoBusiness) B+(***) 
  • /Tao Quartets: Peace Planet/Box of Light (2018 [2019], AUM Fidelity, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Morph (2019 [2020], ESP-Disk, 2CD) A− 
  • Expanding Light (2019 [2020], Tao Forms) A− 
  • /William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership (2020 [2021], Tao Forms) A− 
  • Astral Long Form/Staircase in Space (2021 [2022], Tao Forms) A− 

Brian Dickinson: The Rhythm Method (2015 [2017], Addo) B+(*) 

James Luther Dickinson:

  • Dixie Fried (1972, Atlantic) B 
  • Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger (2006, Memphis International) B+(**) 
  • I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone (Lazarus Edition) (2006 [2012], Memphis International) B+(***) 
  • Killers From Space (2007, Memphis International) B+(*) 
  • Dinosaurs Run in Circles (2009, Memphis International) B+(**) 

Laura Dickinson: One for My Baby: To Frank Sinatra With Love (2013 [2014], Blujazz) B+(**) 

Luther Dickinson: Rock 'N Roll Blues (2014, New West) B+(*) 

Dicks: Kill From the Heart/Hate the Police (1980-83 [2012], Alternative Tentacles) B+(***) 

Glenn Dickson: Wider Than the Sky (2021 [2022], Naftule's Dream) B+(**) 

Bo Diddley:

  • Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960, Checker) B+(**) 
  • /Chuck Berry: Two Great Guitars (1964, Chess) B+(*) 

Diddy: Last Train to Paris (2010, Bad Boy) B− 

Die Antwoord:

  • Tension (2012, Zef) B+(*) 
  • $O$ (2009 [2010], Cherrytree/Interscope) B+(**) 

Die Enttäuschung:

  • 4 (2006 [2007], Intakt) B+(***) 
  • Vier Halbe (2012, Intakt) B+(***) 
  • Lavaman (2017, Intakt) A− 

Aaron Diehl:

  • The Bespoke Man's Narrative (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 
  • Space Time Continuum (2015, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 
  • The Vagabond (2020, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 

Diet Cig: Over Easy (2015, Father/Daughter, EP) B+(*) 

Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good at This (2017, Frenchkiss) B+(***) 

Vito Dieterle:

  • Anemone (2018 [2020], Ride Symbol) B+(***) 
  • /Joel Forrester: Status Sphere (2019 [2020], Ride Symbol) B+(**) 

Paul Dietrich: We Always Get There (2013 [2014], Blujazz) B+(*) 

Diabla Diezco: Memento Mori (2020, Mord) B+(***) 

John Di Fiore: Yellow Petals (2013 [2014], Third Freedom Music) B+(***) 

Ani DiFranco:

  • Red Letter Year (2008, Righteous Babe) A− 
  • Which Side Are You On? (2010-11 [2012], Righteous Babe) A− 
  • Allergic to Water (2014, Righteous Babe) B+(*) 
  • Binary (2017, Righteous Babe) B+(*) 
  • No Walls: Mixtape (2019, Righteous Babe) A− 
  • Revolutionary Love (2021, Righteous Babe) B+(**) 

Digga D: Noughty by Nature (2022, CGM/EGA) B+(*) 

Daveed Diggs: Small Things to a Giant (2012 [2015], Deathbomb Arc) A− 

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch/Soul Searchin' (2011 [2014], Hopscotch, 2CD) A 

DIIV:

  • Oshin (2012, Captured Tracks) B+(**) 
  • Is the Is Are (2016, Captured Tracks) B+(**) 

Jorrit Dijkstra:

  • Music for Reeds and Electronics: Oakland (2013 [2014], Driff) B+(*) 
  • /Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Curt Newton: Matchbox (2014 [2015], Driff) B+(**) 
  • Neither Odd nor Even (2014-15 [2015], Driff) B+(***) 

Dijon: Absolutely (2021, R&R Digital/Warner) B 

John Dikeman:

  • /William Parker/Hamid Drake: Live at La Resistenza (2014 [2015], El Negocito) B+(***) 
  • /Luis Vicente/Hugo Antunes/Gabriel Ferrandini: Salão Brazil (2016, NoBusiness) B+(*) 
  • /George Hadow/Dirk Serries/Martina Verhoeven/Luis Vicente: Ideal Principle (2016 [2018], Raw Tonk) B+(***) 
  • /Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (2018 [2020], Doek Raw) B+(*) 
  • /Peter Ajtai/Nicolas Field: The Throes (2018 [2022], Orbit577) B+(*) 

J Dilla:

  • Welcome 2 Detroit [The 20th Anniversary Edition] (2001 [2021], BBE, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • The Diary (2001-02 [2016], Mass Appeal/Pay Jay) B+(*) 
  • Donuts (2006, Stones Throw) B 
  • Jay Stay Paid (2009, Nature Sounds) B+(***) 

Dillinger: CB 200 (1976, Mango) A− 

Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (2017-19 [2020], Pan) B+(**) 

Phyllis Dillon: One Life to Live (1972, Trojan) B− 

Sam Dillon:

  • Out in the Open (2018, Cellar Live) B+(**) 
  • Force Field (2018 [2019], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

William Michael Dillon: Black Robes and Lawyers (2011, self-released) B+(**) 

Dilly Dally: Sore (2015, Partisan) B+(**) 

The Dils: Class War (1977-80 [2000], Bacchus Archives) B+(*) 

Dim Lighting: Your Miniature Motion (2014 [2016], Off) B+(*) 

John DiMartino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2019 [2020], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Danny D'Imperio: The Outlaw (1994-96 [1996], Sackville) B+(**) 

Chris Dingman:

  • Embrace (2020, Inner Arts Initiative) B+(*) 
  • Journeys Vol. 1 (2022, self-released) B+(*) 

Jeff Dingler: In Transit (2017, self-released) B+(**) 

Chris Dingman: The Subliminal & the Sublime (2013 [2015], Inner Arts Initiative) B+(*) 

The Dining Rooms: Do Hipsters Love Sun (Ra)? (2015, Schema) B+(**) 

Dinosaur:

  • Together, as One (2016, Edition) B+(**) 
  • Wonder Trail (2018, Edition) B 
  • To the Earth (2019 [2020], Edition) B+(**) 

Dinosaur Jr.:

  • You're Living All Over Me (1987, SST) B+(**) 
  • Farm (2009, Jagjaguwar) B− 
  • Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (2016, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 
  • Sweep It Into Space (2021, Jagjaguwar) B+(*) 

Dion:

  • Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 (1965 [2017], Norton) C− 
  • Recorded Live at the Bitter End August 1971 (1971 [2015], Omnivore) B 
  • Tank Full of Blues (2012, Blue Horizon) B+(**) 
  • Blues With Friends (2020, Keeping the Blues Alive) B+(*) 

Aby Ngana Diop: Liital (1994 [2014], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

Élage Diouf: Melokáane (2015, Pump Up the World) A− 

Diplo:

  • Express Yourself (2012, Mad Decent, EP) B+(**) 
  • Random White Dude Be Everywhere (2012-14 [2014], Mad Decent) B+(***) 

The Dirt Drifters: This Is My Blood (2011, Warner Brothers) A− 

The Dirtbombs:

  • Horndog Fest (1998, In the Red) B+(**) 
  • Ultraglide in Black (2001, In the Red) B+(***) 
  • Dangerous Magical Noise (2003, In the Red) B+(**) 
  • Party Store (2011, In the Red) B+(**) 

Mike DiRubbo: Threshold (2013 [2014], Ksanti) A− 

Andrew DiRuzza: Shapes and Analogies (2015, self-released) B+(**) 

Dirty Beaches:

  • Badlands (2011, Zoo Music, EP) B+(*) 
  • Drifters/Love Is the Devil (2013, Zoo Music) B+(*) 

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band:

  • The New Orleans Album (1989 [1990], Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Jelly: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton (1992-93 [1993], Columbia) B 

Dirty Loops: Loopified (2014, Verve) C+ 

Dirty Projectors:

  • Bitte Orca (2009, Domino) C+ 
  • Swing Lo Magellan (2012, Domino) C+ 
  • Dirty Projectors (2017, Domino) C 

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble: Tidy Universe (2014 [2016], Gotta Groove) C+ 

Ron Di Salvio:

  • Songs for Jazz Legends (2006 [2014], Blujazz) B 
  • /Bart Plateau: The Puglia Suite (2017 [2018], Blujazz) B− 

Disappears:

  • Lux (2010, Kranky, EP) B+(***) 
  • Guider (2011, Kranky) B+(***) 
  • Pre Language (2012, Kranky) A− 
  • Kone (2013, Kranky, EP) B+(*) 
  • Era (2013, Kranky) B+(**) 

Disclosure:

  • Settle (2013, Cherrytree/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Energy (2020, Island) B+(**) 

Disappears:

  • Irreal (2015, Kranky) B+(***) 

The Disciples: For Those Who Understand (1991-95 [2020], Partial) B+(**) 

Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes: Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes (1975, Chelsea) B+(**) 

The Dismemberment Plan:

  • The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified (1997, DeSoto) A− 
  • Change (2001, DeSoto) B+(**) 
  • Uncanney Valley (2013, Partisan) B+(**) 

District Five: Decoy (2017 [2018], Intakt) B+(**) 

Beth Ditto:

  • EP (2011, Columbia, EP) A− 
  • Fake Sugar (2017, Virgin) B+(***) 

Diva: A Swingin' Life (2001-12 [2014], MCG Jazz) B+(**) 

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra:

  • Special Kay! (2013 [2016], self-released) B+(**) 
  • DIVA + the Boys (2017 [2019], MCG Jazz) B+(*) 

Dahi Divine: The Element (2013 [2015], Right Direction) B+(**) 

Divine Fits: A Thing Called Divine Fits (2012, Merge) B+(***) 

Angelo Divino: Love A to Z (2017, self-released) B− 

Akua Dixon:

  • Akua Dixon (2014 [2015], Akua's Music) B+(***) 
  • Akua's Dance (2016 [2017], Akua's Music) B+(**) 

Bill Dixon:

  • November 1981 (1981 [1982], Soul Note) A− 
  • Thoughts (1985 [1987], Soul Note) B− 
  • Son of Sisyphus (1988 [1990], Soul Note) B 
  • /Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume I (1998 [1999], Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • /Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume II (1998 [2000], Soul Note) B+(**) 
  • Berlin Abbozzi (1999 [2000], FMP) A− 
  • Tapestries for Small Orchestra (2009, Firehouse 12, 2CD) B+(***) 

Don Dixon: Chi-Town Budget Show (1988, Restless) B+(*) 

Floyd Dixon: Marshall Texas Is My Home (1953-57 [1991], Specialty) B+(***) 

Jordon Dixon: On! (2019, self-released) B+(***) 

Kevin Dixon: The Summer We All Bought Guns (2020, Covid Charlie's Demo-lution) B 

McKinley Dixon: For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her (2021, Spacebomb) B+(***) 

Dizzee Rascal: Maths + English (2007, XL) B+(**) 

DJ 809:

  • EightOh! (2022, self-released, EP) B+(*) 
  • Unexpected (2022, self-released, EP) B 

DJ Black Low:

  • Uwami (2021, Awesome Tapes From Africa) A− 
  • Monate WA Piano EP (2022, Black Low Music, EP) B+(**) 

DJ Diamond:

  • Flight Muzik (2011, Planet Mu) B+(*) 
  • Footwork or Die (2016, |Duck N' Cover) B− 

DJ Katapila: Trotro (2009 [2016], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

DJ Khaled: Suffering From Success (2013, Cash Money) B+(*) 

DJ Koze:

  • Amygdala (2013, Pampa) A− 
  • Knock Knock (2018, Pampa) B 

DJ Maphorisa/Kabza De Small:

  • Scorpion Kings (2019, Blaqboy) A− 
  • Scorpion Kings Live (2020, New Money Gang) B+(***) 
  • Scorpion Kings Live 2: Once Upon a Time in Lockdown (2020, Sound African) B+(**) 

DJ Muggs: Muggs Presents: The Soul Assassins, Chapter 1 (1997, Columbia) B+(***) 

DJ Paypal: Sold Out (2015, Brainfeeder) B+(**) 

DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 (2022, Mass Appeal, EP) B+(**) 

DJ Python: Mas Amable (2020, Incienso) B+(**) 

DJ Quik:

  • /Kurupt: Blaqkout (2009, Mad Science) B+(***) 
  • The Book of David (2011, Mad Science) B+(**) 
  • The Midnight Life (2014, Mad Science) B+(*) 

DJ Rashad:

  • Just a Taste, Vol. 1 (2010 [2011], Ghettophiles) B 
  • Teklife Volume 1: Welcome to the Chi (2012, Lit City Trax) B 
  • Double Cup (2013, Hyperdub) B− 

DJ Roc: The Crack Capone (2010, Planet Mu) B− 

DJ/Rupture:

  • Uproot (2008, The Agriculture) B+(**) 
  • /Matt Shadetek: Solar Life Raft (2009, The Agriculture) B+(*) 

DJ Sandji: 100% Balani Show (2015, Sahel Sounds) B+(***) 

DJ Shadow:

  • The Less You Know, the Better (2011, Verve) B+(**) 
  • The Mountain Will Fall (2016, Mass Appeal) B+(*) 
  • Our Pathetic Age (2019, Mass Appeal, 2CD) B+(**) 

DJ Spooky: Creation Rebel (2007, Trojan/Sanctuary) B+(***) 

DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (2022, Nyege Nyege Tapes) B+(*) 

Django Django: Django Django (2012, Because) B 

Djo: Joe Keery (2022, Awal) B 

Dltzk: Frailty (2021, Deadair) B 

DMX Krew:

  • There Is No Enduring Self (2015, Breakin) B+(***) 
  • Loose Gears (2021, Hypercolour) B+(***) 

DKV Trio:

  • Latitude 41.88 (2014 [2017], Not Two) A− 

The DKV Thing Trio: Collider (2014 [2016], Not Two) B+(**) 

The Dø: Both Ways Open Jaws (2011, Six Degrees) B+(**) 

Fabiano Do Nascimento:

  • Dança Dos Tempos (2015, Now-Again) A− 
  • Tempo Dos Mestres (2017, Now-Again) B+(**) 

Do'a: Higher Grounds (2022, Outside In Music, EP) B+(*) 

D.O.A.: War on 45 (1982, Alternative Tentacles, EP) A− 

Tod Dockstader: Eight Electronic Pieces (1961, Folkways) B+(*) 

Doctor Nativo: Guatemaya (2018, Stonetree) A− 

Baby Dodds:

  • Baby Dodds (1944-45 [1993], American Music) B+(*) 
  • Jazz A' La Creole (1946-47 [2000], GHB) B+(***) 

Johnny Dodds/Jimmy Blythe: Johnny Dodds & Jimmy Blythe 1926-1928 (1926-28 [1993], Timeless) A− 

Dobie:

  • Nothing to Fear (2012, Big Dada, EP) B+(***) 
  • But Fear Itself (2012, Big Dada, EP) B+(***) 
  • We Will Not Harm You (2013, Big Dada) A− 

Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (2021, self-released) B+(**) 

The Dodos: No Color (2011, Frenchkiss) B 

John Doe and the Sadies: Country Club (2008 [2009], Yep Roc) B− 

Doechii:

  • Oh the Places You'll Go (2020, Doechii, EP) A− 
  • Bra-Less (2021, Doechi, EP) B+(***) 
  • She/Her/Black B*tch (2022, Top Dawg Entertainment/Capitol, EP) B+(**) 

Dog Leg Dilemma: Not This Time (2016 [2017], self-released) B+(*) 

Dog Party: Vol. 4 (2015, Asian Man) B+(**) 

Dogbrain: Blue Dog (2016, Dogbrain Music, EP) B+(***) 

Bill Doggett and His Combo: Fingertips (1963 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 

Dogleg: Melee (2020, Triple Crown) B 

Dogwood: Hecate's Hounds (2018, Nusica.org) B+(**) 

Doja Cat:

  • Hot Pink (2019, Kemosabe/RCA) B+(**) 
  • Planet Her (2021, Kemosabe/RCA) A−  

Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias: A New Kind of Funk (2013, self-released) B+(***) 

Eric Dolphy:

  • Outward Bound (1960 [1987], New Jazz/OJC) A− 
  • Out There (1960 [1989], New Jazz/OJC) B+(**) 
  • Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot: Volume 2 (1961 [1992], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • /Booker Little: Memorial Album: Recorded Live at the Five Spot (1961 [1989], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • In Europe Vol. 1 (1961 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 
  • In Europe, Vol. 2 (1961 [2006], Prestige/OJC) B+(*) 
  • In Europe/Volume 3 (1961 [1990], Prestige/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Conversations (1963, FM/Vee Jay) B+(***) 
  • Iron Man (1963 [1990], West Wind) B+(***) 
  • Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (1963 [2019], Resonance, 3CD) A− 

Domi & JD Beck: Not Tight (2022, Apeshit/Blue Note) B− 

Dominican Jazz Project:

  • The Dominican Jazz Project (2015 [2016], Summit) B+(*) 
  • Desde Lejos (2020-21 [2021], Summit) B+(*) 

Chano Dominguez: Over the Rainbow (2012 [2017], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

David Dominique: Mask (2018, Orenda) C 

Natty Dominique: Natty Dominique's Creole Jazz Band (1953 [1994], American Music) B+(**) 

Anna Domino:

  • East and West (1984, Les Disques du Crépuscle, EP) B+(***) 
  • East and West + Singles (1984 [2017], Les Disques du Crépuscle) A− 
  • Anna Domino (1986, Les Disques du Crépuscle) B+(**) 
  • This Time (1987, Les Disques du Crépuscle) B+(**) 

Dalton Domino: Corners (2017, Lightning Rod) B+(**) 

Fats Domino:

  • The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them (1949-61 [2002], Capitol) A 
  • Live From Austin TX (1986 [2006], New West) B+(***) 
  • Alive and Kickin' (2000 [2006], Tipitina's) A− 

Arne Domnérus:

  • Dompan at the Savoy (1990 [2021], Phontastic) B+(**) 
  • /Putte Wickman: Happy Together (1995, Ladybird, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Dompan! (2000 [2001], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 

Don & Dewey: Jungle Hop (1957-64 [1991], Specialty) B+(**) 

Pat Donaher: Occasionally (2020 [2021], none) B+(**) 

Miles Donahue: The Bug (2015 [2017], Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

Lou Donaldson: Here 'Tis (1961 [2008], Blue Note) B+(*) 

Matthieu Donarier:

  • /Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium: The Visible Ones (2010-12 [2014], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • /Santiago Quintans: Sun Dome (2017, Clean Feed) B− 

Daniel Donato: A Young Man's Country (2020, Cosmic Country Music) B+(***) 

Dorothy Donegan: Live at the 1990 Floating Jazz Festival (1990 [1991], Chiaroscuro) B+(**) 

Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (2020-21 [2022], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Donkeyazz: Play the Blues (2021, Singo) C 

Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band:

  • A Little Sugar (2011 [2012], Motéma) B+(*) 
  • Bathtub Gin (2015, Motéma Music) B+(*) 
  • My Heart Belongs to Satchmo (2018, Blujazz) B+(**) 

Stella Donnelly:

  • Beware of the Dogs (2019, Secretly Canadian) A−  
  • Flood (2022, Secretly Canadian) B+(**) 

Henrik Otto Donner & TUMO: And It Happened . . . the Music of Henrik Otto Donner (2012 [2014], TUM) B+(**) 

Donovan:

  • Sunshine Superman (1966, Epic) B+(**) 
  • Mellow Yellow (1967, Epic) B+(**) 

Don't Talk to the Cops!: Let's Quit (2012, Greedhead) B+(**) 

Doom: Born Like This (2009, Lex) B+(***) 

JJ Doom: Key to the Kuffs (2012, Lex) B+(**) 

Doomtree:

  • No Kings (2011, Doomtree) B+(*) 
  • All Hands (2015, Doomtree) B+(***) 

The Doors:

  • Waiting for the Sun (1968, Elektra) B 
  • The Soft Parade (1969, Elektra) B− 
  • Morrison Hotel (1970, Elektra) B 
  • 13 (1967-70 [1970], Elektra) B+(***) 
  • L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary (1971 [2012], Elektra, 2CD) B+(**) 

Dopolarians:

  • Garden Party (2019, Mahakala) B+(***) 
  • The Bond (2021, Mahakala) B+(***) 

Dopplereffekt:

  • Gesamtkunstwerk (1995-97 [1999], International Deejay Gigolo) B+(**) 
  • Neurotelepathy (2022, Leisure System) B+(***) 

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers: Set Me Free (2021, Louisiana Red Hot) B+(***) 

Christy Doran: What a Band (1991 [1992], Hat Art) B+(***) 

Pierre Dørge:

  • Ballad Round the Left Corner (1979 [1980], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • /Harry Beckett/Marilyn Mazur/Klavs Hovman: Echoez Of . . . (1990, Olufsen) B+(**) 
  • /New Jungle Orchestra: Live at Birdland (1999 [2003], Stunt) B+(***) 
  • /New Jungle Orchestra: Zim Zag Zimfoni (2000 [2001], Stunt) B+(**) 
  • Blui (2014 [2015], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • /New Jungle Orchestra: Ubi Zaa (2016, SteepleChase) B 
  • Soundscapes (2017 [2018], SteepleChase) B+(***) 

Kenny Dorham:

  • 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia (1956 [2002], Blue Note, 2CD) A− 
  • The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 (1963 [2010], Uptown) B+(***) 

Dorian Electra: My Agenda (2020, self-released) B 

Tashi Dorji:

  • /Tyler Damon: To Catch a Bird in a Net of Wind (2018 [2020], Trost) B+(***) 
  • Stateless (2020, Drag City) B+(*) 
  • /Susie Ibarra: Master of Time (2020 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(**) 

Lee Dorsey:

  • Yes We Can (1970, Polydor) A− 
  • Yes We Can . . . and Then Some (1970 [1993], Polydor) A− 
  • Night People (1978, ABC) A− 
  • Working in a Coal Mine: The Very Best of Lee Dorsey (1961-78 [2001], Music Club) A 

Marcelo Dos Reis:

  • /Luis Vicente/Théo Ceccaldi/Valentin Ceccaldi: Chamber 4 (2013 [2015], FMR) B+(**) 
  • /Angélica V. Salvi: Concentric Rinds (2013 [2015], Cipsela) B+(*) 

Dos Santos:

  • Logos (2018, International Anthem) B+(*) 
  • City of Mirrors (International Anthem) B+(*) 

Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (2021, LuckyMe, EP) B+(***) 

Dott: Swoon (2013, Graveface) B+(*) 

Double Dee & Steinski:

  • The Payoff Mix/Lesson Two/Lesson 3 (1985, Tommy Boy, EP) A 
  • Lesson 4: The Beat (2018, self-released) B+(**) 

Double Tandem [Ab Baars/Ken Vandermark/Paal Nilssen-Love]: OX (2012, dEN) B+(***) 

Rose Elinor Dougall: Without Why (2008-10 [2010], Scarlett Music) B+(*) 

Dave Douglas:

  • Spirit Moves (2008, Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • Spark of Being: Expand (2010, Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport (2010 [2011], Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • /Chet Doxas/Steve Swallow/Jim Doxas: Riverside (2012 [2014], Greenleaf Music) A− 
  • /Uri Caine: Present Joys (2013 [2014], Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • High Risk (2014 [2015], Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • Brazen Heart (2015, Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • Dark Territory (2014 [2016], Greenleaf Music) B+(*) 
  • /Frank Woeste: Dada People (2015 [2016], Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • Riverside: The New National Anthem (2015 [2017], Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard: Saturday (2015 [2018], Greenleaf Music, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • w/The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall: Little Giant Still Life (2016 [2017], Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • /Uri Caine/Andrew Cyrille: Devotion (2018 [2019], Greenleaf Music) B+(*) 
  • Engage (2018 [2019], Greenleaf Music) A− 
  • Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity (2019 [2020], Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • Marching Music (2019 [2020], Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 
  • Overcome (2020, Greenleaf Music) B+(**) 
  • Secular Psalms (2020-21 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(*) 
  • Songs of Ascent: Book 1 -- Degrees (2020-2021 [2022], Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger: Force Majeure (2020, International Anthem) B+(***) 

Mike Doughty: Golden Delicious (2008, ATO) B+(*) 

Nahawa Doumbia:

  • La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1: Decouverte 81 a Dakar (1981 [2019], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 
  • La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 3: Korodia (1982 [2011], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(**) 
  • Kanawa (2018-20 [2021], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

Thom Douvan: Brother Brother (2013 [2014], self-released) B 

Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic (2021, self-released) A− 

The Dovells: The Best of the Dovells: 1961-1965 [Cameo Parkway] (1961-65 [2005], ABKCO) B+(**) 

Doves: The Universal Want (2020, Heavenly) B 

Bob Dowe:

  • Build Me Up (1973-78 [2021], Trojan/Sanctuary) B+(**) 
  • /The Melodians: Build Me Up/Pre-Meditation (1968-78 [2021], Doctor Bird, 2CD) B+(***) 

Kit Downes:

  • Obsidian (2016 [2018], ECM) B 
  • /Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (2021 [2022], ECM) B+(*) 

Mike Downes: Root Structure (2016 [2017], Addo) B+(*) 

Andrew Downing:

  • /Jim Lewis/David Occhipinti: Bristles (2013 [2014], Occdav Music) B+(*) 
  • Otterville (2016, self-released, 2CD) B 

Will Downing:

  • Come Together as One (1989 [2008], Verve) B 
  • A Dream Fulfilled (1991 [2008], Verve) B+(*) 

Lila Downs: Balas y Chocolate (2015, RCA) B+(*) 

Downtown Boys:

  • Full Communism (2015, Don Giovanni) A− 
  • Cost of Living (2017, Sub Pop) B+(**) 

Mark Doyle: Watching the Detectives: Guitar Noir III (2019, Free Will) B+(*) 

Chet Doxas:

  • Rich in Symbols (2017, Ropeadope) B+(*) 
  • You Can't Take It With You (2019 [2021], Whirlwind) B+(**) 

Donato Dozzy: Plays Bee Mask (2013, Spectrum Spools) B+(**) 

Dr. Alimantado: Best Dressed Chicken in Town (1973-76 [1978], Greensleeves) B+(***) 

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band: James Monroe H.S. Presents Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Goes to Washington (1979, Elektra) B+(***) 

Dr. Dog:

  • Shame, Shame (2010, Anti-) B+(*) 
  • Be the Void (2012, Anti-) B+(*) 

Dr. Dooom: Dr. Dooom, Vol. 2 (2008, Treshold) B+(**) 

Dr. Dre: Compton (2015, Aftermath/Interscope) B− 

Dr. John:

  • Gris-Gris (1968 [2000], Collectors' Choice) B 
  • City Lights (1978 [2008], Verve) B+(**) 
  • The Very Best of Dr. John (1968-92 [1995], Rhino) A− 
  • Tribal (2010, 429) B+(**) 
  • Locked Down (2012, Nonesuch) B+(**) 
  • Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (2013 [2014], Concord) C 

Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists: The Search for True Happiness (2013, Bangles) B− 

Dr. Mint: Voices in the Void (2016 [2016], Orenda) B+(*) 

Dr. Yen Lo: Days With Dr. Yen Lo (2015, Pavlov Institute) A− 

Drake:

  • So Far Gone (2009, Young Money, EP) B+(**) 
  • Thank Me Later (2010, Universal Motown) B+(***) 
  • Take Care (2011, Universal Republic) B− 
  • Nothing Was the Same (2013, Cash Money/Republic) B 
  • If You're Reading This It's Too Late (2015, Cash Money/Motown) B 
  • /Future: What a Time to Be Alive (2015, Cash Money) B+(*) 
  • Views (2016, Cash Money) B+(*) 
  • More Life: A Playlist by October Firm (2017, Young Money/Cash Money) B+(*) 
  • Certified Lover Boy (2021, OVO/Republic, 2CD) B 

Hamid Drake:

  • /Michael Zerang: For Ed Blackwell (1995 [2015], Pink Palace) B+(***) 
  • /Albert Beger/William Parker: Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (2005, Earsay) B+(***) 
  • /Albert Beger/William Parker: Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (2005 [2006], Earsay) B+(**) 
  • /Joe McPhee: Keep Going (2018, Corbett vs. Dempsey) B+(***) 
  • /Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat Thomas: Black Top Presents: Some Good News (2019 [2021], Otoroku, 2CD) B+(**) 

Nick Drake: Pink Moon (1972, Island) B+(*) 

Drakeo the Ruler: Thank You for Using GTL (2020, Stinc Team) B+(**) 

Drakkar Sauna: 20009 (2009, Marriage) B+(*) 

Kaja Draksler:

  • /Susana Santos Silva: This Love (2015, Clean Feed) B+(*) 
  • Gledalec (2016 [2017], Clean Feed, 2CD) B 
  • /Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger: Punkt. Vrt. Plastik (2016 [2018], Intakt) A− 
  • Out for Stars (2019 [2020], Clean Feed) B− 

Dramarama: Color TV (2020, Pasadena) A−  

Ray Draper Quintet: Tuba Sounds (1957 [2001], Prestige/OJC) B+(**) 

Mikey Dread:

  • World War III (1980, Dread at the Controls) B+(***) 
  • Pave the Way (1982, Heartbeat) B+(**) 

The Dream Syndicate: The Uiverse Inside (2020, Down There) B+(*) 

Dream Wife:

  • Dream Wife (2018, Lucky Number) B+(***) 
  • So When You Gonna . . . (2020, Lucky Number) A− 

Dreamville: Revenge of the Dreamers III (2019, Dreamville) B+(*) 

Dreezy:

  • No Hard Feelings (2016, Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Big Dreez (2019, Interscope) B+(**) 

Mark Dresser:

  • /Denman Maroney: Duologues (2000 [2001], Victo) B+(***) 
  • Sedimental You (2016, Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Modicana (2016-17 [2017], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Dressy Bessy: Kingsized (2016, Yep Roc) B+(**) 

Kenny Drew: Trio/Quartet/Quintet: The Riverside Collection (1956-57 [1988], Riverside/OJC) B+(***) 

Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (2021, T4T LUV NRG) B+(**) 

Kevin Drew: Spirit If . . . (2005-07 [2007], Arts & Crafts) B+(**) 

Drexciya:

  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller, Vol. 1 (1992-96 [2011], Clone Classic Cuts) A− 
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II (1994-98 [2012], Clone Classic Cuts) B+(**) 
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III (1992-97 [2013], Clone Classic Cuts) A− 
  • Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller IV (1992-97 [2013], Clone Classic Cuts) B+(***) 
  • Neptune's Lair (1999, Tresor) B+(***) 
  • Grava 4 (2002, Clone) B+(**) 

Jorge Drexler: Bailar en la Cueva (2014, Warner Music Latina) B+(**) 

Arnold Dreyblatt: The Sound of One String (1979-91 [1998], Table of the Elements) B+(***) 

Lara Driscoll: Woven Dreams (2019 [2020], Firm Roots Music) B+(***) 

Phil Driscoll: Drops of Praise (2006, Jordan/Koch) B 

Drive-By Truckers:

  • Gangstabilly (1998, Soul Dump) B+(***) 
  • Alabama Ass Whuppin' (1999 [2000], Second Heaven) B+(***) 
  • Brighter Than Creation's Dark (2007 [2008], New West) A− 
  • The Fine Print: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities (2003-08 [2009], New West) A− 
  • Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009 (1998-2009 [2011], New West) A− 
  • The Big To-Do (2010, ATO) B+(***) 
  • Go-Go Boots (2009-10 [2011], ATO/Red) A− 
  • English Oceans (2014, ATO) B+(**) 
  • It's Great to Be Alive! (2014 [2015], ATO, 3CD) A− 
  • American Band (2016, ATO) A− 
  • The Unraveling (2020, ATO) A− 
  • The New OK (2020, ATO) B+(***) 
  • Welcome 2 Club XIII (2022, ATO) A− 

Paquito D'Rivera:

  • Jazz Meets the Classics (2012 [2014], Paquito/Sunnyside) B 
  • /Quinteto Cimarron: Aires Tropicales (2012 [2015], Paquito/Sunnyside) B− 
  • /Armando Manzanero: Paquito & Manzanero (2016, Paquito/Sunnyside) B+(*) 

DRKWAV: The Purge (2015, Royal Potato Family) B+(***) 

Drone Trio [Evelyn Davis/Fred Frith/Phillip Greenlief]: Lantskap Logic (2013 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Dropkick Murphys: Going Out in Style (2011, Born & Bred) B+(**) 

Drug Church: Hygiene (2022, Pure Noise) B 

Drumheller: Sometimes Machine (2014, Barnyard) B+(*) 

Drumming Cellist [Kristijan Krajncan]: Abraxas (2019, Sazas) A− 

Billy Drummond:

  • Dubai (1995 [1996], Criss Cross) A− 
  • /Freedom of Ideas: Valse Sinistre (2022, Cellar) B+(***) 

Don Drummond:

  • Jazz Ska Attack 1964 (1964 [1999], Jet Set) B+(**) 
  • Don Cosmic (1960-65 [2017], Studio One) B+(***) 

The Drums:

  • The Drums (2010, Moshi Moshi) B+(**) 
  • Portamento (2011, Frenchkiss) B+(*) 

Drums & Tuba: Triumph! (2018, Ropeadope) B+(*) 

Drunken Kong: Where We Start (2020, Tronic) B+(***) 

Andrew Drury:

  • The Drum (2014 [2015], Soup & Sound) B− 
  • Content Provider (2014 [2015], Soup & Sound) B 

Dry Cleaning:

  • Sweet Princess (2018 [2019], It's OK, EP) B+(***) 
  • Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks (2019, It's OK, EP) B+(***) 
  • New Long Leg (2021, 4AD) A−  

DSC [Leon Lee Dorsey/Greg Skaff/Mike Clark]: Monktime (2019, Jazz Avenue 1) B+(*) 

Dub Club: Foundation Come Again (2013, Stones Throw) B+(**) 

Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender, Vols. 1 & 2 (2011 [2013], Real World) B+(**) 

Dub Thompson: 9 Songs (2013 [2014], Dead Oceans, EP) A− 

Laura Dubin Trio: Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (2016 [2017], self-released, 2CD) B+(*) 

Benjamin Duboc:

  • St. James Infirmary (2013 [2014], Improvising Beings) B+(*) 
  • /Jean-Luc Petit: Double-Basse: This Is Not Art (2013 [2015], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Scott DuBois:

  • Autumn Wind (2017, ACT) B+(***) 
  • Summer Water (2021, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Dubstar: Two (2022, Northern Writes) B+(*) 

Duchess:

  • Duchess (2015, Anzic) B+(**) 
  • Laughing at Life (2016 [2017], Anzic) B+(*) 

Duck Sauce: Quack to Be Released (2014, Fool's Gold) B+(**) 

Ducks Deluxe: Side Tracks & Smokers (1973-2009 [2010], Jungle) B+(**) 

Ducks Ltd.: Modern Fiction (2021, Carpark, EP) B+(**) 

Marc Ducret: Métatonal (2014 [2015], Ayler) B+(**) 

Lajos Dudas:

  • Live at Porgy & Bess (2009 [2013], Jazz Sick) B+(***) 
  • Live at Salzburger Jazzherbst (2012 [2013], Jazz Sick) A− 
  • /Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss: Brückenschlag (2015 [2016], Jazz Sick) B+(**) 
  • Radio Days: Birthday Edition 75 (2016, JazzSick) B+(***) 
  • Some Great Songs Vol. 2 (2017, JazzSick) B+(**) 
  • The Lake and the Music (2020, JazzSick) B+(***) 

Duduvudu: Duduvudu: The Gospel According to Dudu Pukwana (2009 [2014], Edgetone) A 

Gregory Dudzienski: Beautiful Moments (2019 [2020], OA2) B+(*) 

Dueling Experts: Dueling Experts (2020, Mello Music Group) B+(***) 

Emily Duff:

  • Maybe in the Morning (2017, Mod Prom) B+(***) 
  • Hallelujah Hello (2019, Mr. Mudshow Music) B+(**) 
  • Born on the Ground (2020, Mr Mudshow Music) B+(***) 
  • Razor Blade Smile (2021, Mr. Mudshow Music) A− 

Duffy: Rockferry (2008, Island/Mercury) B+(***) 

George Duke:

  • Faces in Reflection (1974 [2008], Verve) B 
  • Feel (1974 [2008], Verve) B− 
  • I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry (1975 [2008], Verve) B 
  • Dream Weaver (2013, Heads Up) B− 

Dum Dum Girls:

  • I Will Be (2010, Sub Pop, EP) B 
  • He Gets Me High (2011, Sub Pop, EP) B 
  • Only in Dreams (2011, Sub Pop) B 

Duma: Duma (2020, Nyege Nyege Tapes) B 

Rebecca DuMaine: /Dave Miller Trio With Friends: Happy Madness (2016, Summit) B− 

Rebecca DuMaine:

  • /Dave Miller Combo: Chez Nous (2018 [2019], Summit) B+(**) 
  • /The Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (2020 [2021], Summit) B+(*) 

Dumb: Club Nites (2019, Mint) B+(***) 

D.D. Dumbo: Utopia Defeated (2016, 4AD) B 

Dump Him: Dykes to Watch Out For (2019, Musical Fanzine/Get Better) B+(*) 

Hope Dunbar:

  • Three Black Crows (2017, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Sweetheartland (2021, self-released) B+(***) 
  • You Let the Light In (2021, self-released) B+(**) 

Maxmillion Dunbar: House of Woo (2013, RVNG Intl.) A− 

Beth Duncan: I'm All Yours (2020, Saccat) B 

C Duncan: Architect (2015, Fat Cat) B− 

Chris Dundas: Oslo Odyssey (2014, BLM, 2CD) B+(***) 

Dungen: Allas Sak (2015, Mexican Summer) B 

Elina Duni:

  • Dallëndyshe (2014 [2015], ECM) B+(***) 
  • Partir (2017 [2018], ECM) B+(*) 

Dunkelbunt: Raindrops and Elephants (2009, Piranha) B+(**) 

Paul Dunmall:

  • /John Adams/Mark Sanders: Ghostly Thoughts (1996 [1997], Hatology) A− 
  • /John Adams/Mark Sanders: Totally Fried Up (1998 [1999], Slam) B+(**) 
  • The Great Divide (2000 [2001], Cuneiform) B+(*) 
  • /Keith Tippett/Philip Gibbs/Pete Fairclough: Onosante (2000 [2021], 577) A− 
  • /Chris Corsano: Identical Sunsets (2010, ESP-Disk) B+(*) 
  • /Tony Bianco: Thank You to John Coltrane (2011 [2012], Slam) B+(***) 
  • /Matthew Bourne/Steve Davis/Dave Kane: Mandalas in the Sky (2013 [2015], Babel) A− 
  • /Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (2020 [2021], West Hill) B+(***) 
  • /Mark Sanders: Unity (2020 [2021], 577) B+(**) 

Willie Dunn: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (1968-84 [2021], Light in the Attic) B+(***) 

Nick Dunston:

  • Atlantic Extraction (2019, Out of Your Head) B+(**) 
  • Atlantic Extraction: Live at Threes (2020, Out of Your Head Untamed) B+(**) 

Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell: Transdans (2016 [2017], Wig) B 

Duotrio: In the Bright and Deep (2020, Blujazz) B− 

Peggy Duquesnel: Summertime Lullaby (2009 [2010], Joyspring Music) B 

Sharman Duran: Questioning Reality (2019, self-released) B+(**) 

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now (2010 [2011], Tape Modern) B 

Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (2020 [2021], Alchemy) B+(**) 

Dur-Dur Band: Volume 5 (1987 [2013], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***) 

Dur Dur of Somalia:

  • Volume 1, Volume 2, & Previously Unreleased Tracks (1986-87 [2018], Analog Africa, 2CD) B+(***) 

Andrew Durkin: Breath of Fire (2012-16 [2016], PJCE) B+(***) 

Baxter Dury:

  • Happy Soup (2011, Regal) B+(**) 
  • The Night Chancers (2020, Heavenly) B+(*) 

Ian Dury & the Blockheads: Live! All the Best, Mate (1990 [2000], Music Club) A− 

Dutchavelli: Dutch From the 5th (2020, Parlophone) B+(**) 

Dominic Duval: Songs for Krakow (2007, Not Two) B+(*) 

DUX Orchestra: Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) (1994 [2020], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Dvsn: Sept. 5th (2016, OVO Sound/Warner Brothers) B+(*) 

Mia Dyberg: Ticket! (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Dyke Drama: Tender Resignation (2015, Salinas, EP) B 

Dvsn: A Muse in Her Feelings (2020, OVO Sound/Warner Bros.) 

Johnny Dyani: Song for Biko (1978 [1979], SteepleChase) A− 

Bob Dylan:

  • In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (1963 [2011], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (1966 [2016], Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) B 
  • Self Portrait (1970, Columbia) C 
  • New Morning (1970, Columbia) B+(**)  The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (1969-71 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B 
  • Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1962-71 [1971], Columbia) A− 
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973, Columbia) B− 
  • Dylan (1973 [2014], Columbia/Legacy) C− 
  • Hard Rain (1976, Columbia) C+ 
  • Bob Dylan at Budokan (1978 [1979], Columbia) C 
  • Street Legal (1978, Columbia) B− 
  • Saved (1980, Columbia) B− 
  • Shot of Love (1981, Columbia) B 
  • Infidels (1984, Columbia) B− 
  • Real Live (1984, Columbia) B− 
  • Knocked Out Loaded (1986, Columbia) B 
  • Down in the Groove (1983-87 [1988], Columbia) B− 
  • /Grateful Dead: Dylan & the Dead (1987 [1989], Columbia) B− 
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (1973-90 [1994], Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '80s (1980-89 [2010], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*) 
  • MTV Unplugged (1995, Columbia) B+(*) 
  • Tempest (2012, Columbia) B+(**) 
  • Shadows in the Night (2015, Columbia) C 
  • Fallen Angels (2016, Columbia) C+ 
  • Triplicate (2017, Columbia, 3CD) C+ 
  • Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020, Columbia) A− 

Krzysztof Dys: Toys (2014 [2016], ForTune) B+(**) 

Dystil: Dystil (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

EABS:

  • Puzzle Mixtape (2012-15 [2016], self-released) B+(**)  
  • Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda) (2017, Astigmatic) B+(***) 
  • 2009-1: Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda ( Live at Jazz Club Hipnoza (Katowice)) 2018, Astigmatic 
  • Slavic Spirits (2019, Astigmatic) B+(*) 

Dominique Eade & Ran Blake: Town and Country (2015-16 [2017], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Jason Eady:

  • Jason Eady (2017, Old Guitar) A− 
  • I Travel On (2018, Old Guitar) B+(***) 

Open Mike Eagle:

  • Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (2011, Hellfyre Club) B+(***) 
  • 4NML HSPTL (2012, Fake Four) B+(**) 
  • Dark Comedy (2014, Mello Music Group) B+(**) 
  • A Special Episode Of (2015, Mello Music Group, EP) B+(**) 
  • /Paul White: Hella Personal Film Festival (2016, Mello Music Group) B+(***) 
  • Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (2017, Mello Music Group) B+(**) 
  • What Happens When I Try to Relax (2018, Auto Reverse, EP) B+(***) 
  • The New Negroes: Season 1 Soundtrack (2019, Comedy Central, EP) B+(*) 
  • Anime, Trauma and Divorce (2020, Auto Reverse) A−  

Fred Eaglesmith: 6 Volts (2012, Bluewater Music) B+(*) 

Eagulls: Eagulls (2014, Partisan) B+(*) 

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters:

  • Rise Up (2020, Stony Plain) B+(*) 
  • Mercy Me (2022, Stony Plain) B+(***) 

Justin Townes Earle:

  • Harlem River Blues (2010, Bloodshot) B+(*) 
  • Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (2012, Bloodshot) B+(*) 
  • Single Mothers (2014, Vagrant) B+(**) 
  • Absent Fathers (2015, Vagrant) B+(*) 
  • Kids in the Street (2017, New West) B+(**) 
  • The Saint of Lost Causes (2019, New West) B+(***) 

Steve Earle:

  • Live From Austin TX (1986 [2004], New West) A− 
  • Live From Austin TX: November 12, 2000 (2000 [2008], New West) B+(***) 
  • Townes (2009, New West) B 
  • I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (2011, New West) B+(***) 
  • The Low Highway (2013, New West) A− 
  • Terraplane (2015, New West) B+(**) 
  • & the Dukes: So You Wannabe an Outlaw (2017, Warner Brothers) A− 
  • & the Dukes: Guy (2019, New West) B+(***) 
  • Ghosts of West Virginia (2020, New West) B+(***) 
  • J.T. (2021, New West) A− 
  • Jerry Jeff (2022, New West) B+(**) 

Earprint: Earprint (2016, Endectomorph Music) B+(**) 

Earth Tongues: Ohio (2015 [2016], Neither/Nor, 2CD) B 

Earth, Wind & Fire: Open Our Eyes (1974, Columbia) B+(***) 

EarthGang:

  • Mirrorland (2019, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Ghetto Gods (2022, Dreamville/Interscope) B+(**) 

Bill Easley: Diversitonic (2022, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Anderson East: Delilah (2015, Low Country Sound/Elektra) B+(***) 

East Axis [Matthew Shipp/Allen Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray]: Cool With That (2020 [2021], ESP-Disk) A 

East India Youth: Total Strife Forever (2014, Stolen) B 

East West Quintet: Anthem (2011 [2015], self-released) B− 

Gerry Eastman: Trust Me (2021, self-released) B+(*) 

Clint Eastwood & General Saint: Stop That Train (1983, Greensleeves) B+(***) 

Cleveland Eaton: Plenty Good Eaton (1974 [2020], Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) B+(*) 

Mr Eazi: Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2: Lagos to London (2018, Banku Music) B+(***) 

Silke Eberhard:

  • /Dave Burrell: Darlingtonia (2010 [2012], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***) 
  • /Ulrich Gumpert: Peanuts & Vanities (2011 [2012], Jazzwerkstart) B+(**) 
  • The Being Inn (2016 [2017], Intakt) A− 
  • /Dave Rempis/Kent Kessler/Mike Reed: Exposure (2017 [2020], Aerophonic) B+(***) 
  • Being the Up and Down (2020 [2021], Intakt) A− 

Ebi Soda: Honk If You're Sad (2022, Tru Thoughts) B+(*) 

The Ebony Hillbillies: Barefoot and Flying (2011, EH Music) B+(***) 

Clancy Eccles: Freedom: The Anthology (1967-73 [2005], Trojan, 2CD) B+(*) 

Echoes of Swing:

  • Blue Pepper (2013, ACT) B+(*) 
  • Dancing (2016, ACT) B+(*) 

Yelena Eckemoff:

  • Desert (2015 [2018], L&H Production) B+(***) 
  • Better Than Gold and Silver (2018, L&H Production, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • /Manu Katché: Colors (2017 [2019], L&H Production) B+(***) 
  • Nocturnal Animals (2018 [2020], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Adventures of the Wildflower (2019 [2021], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • I Am a Stranger in This World (2016-20 [2022], L&H Production, 2CD) B+(*) 

Rosana Eckert:

  • Sailing Home (2018 [2019], OA2) B 

Rachel Eckroth: Let Go (2013 [2014], Virgo Sun) B 

Billy Eckstine:

  • Jukebox Hits 1943-1953 (1943-53 [2005], Acrobat) B 
  • Billy's Best (1957-58 [1995], Verve) B+(*) 
  • Basie and Eckstine, Inc. (1959 [1994], Roulette) B+(*) 

Che Ecru: Til Death (2020, F Plus) B+(**) 

Eddy Current Suppression Ring:

  • So Many Things (2003-04, Goner) A− 
  • Primary Colours (2007 [2008], Goner) A− 
  • Rush to Relax (2009 [2010], Goner) B+(**) 

Gilad Edelman: My Groove, Your Move (2011 [2013], Sharp Nine) B+(**) 

Mike Edison and the Rocket Train Delta Science Arkestra: I Have Fun Everywhere I Go (2008, Interstellar Roadhouse) B+(***) 

Kirsten Edkins: Art & Soul (2013 [2015], self-released) B+(*) 

Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Gal (2018, MRI) B+(*) 

Edoheart: Pandemonium (2022, Edoheart, EP) B+(**) 

Donald Edwards: Evolution of an Influenced Mind (2013 [2014], Criss Cross) B+(**) 

Ellen Edwards: A New York Session (2019 [2020], Stonefire Music, EP) B− 

Kathleen Edwards:

  • Asking for Flowers (2008, Zoë) B+(*) 
  • Voyageur (2010-11 [2012], Zoë) B 
  • Total Freedom (2020, Dualtone) B 

Marc Edwards/Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe (2019, Atypeek Music) B+(**) 

Teddy Edwards:

  • Good Gravy! (1961, Contemporary) B+(**) 
  • Heart & Soul (1962, Contemporary) B+(*) 
  • Nothin' but the Truth (1966 [1967], Prestige) B+(*) 
  • Out of This World (1980 [1981], SteepleChase) B+(**) 
  • /Houston Person: Close Encounters (1996 [1999], High Note) B+(**) 
  • Smooth Sailing (2001 [2003], High Note) B+(**) 

Colin Edwin/Lorenzo Feliciati:

  • Twinscapes (2013 [2014], RareNoise) B+(***) 
  • Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor (2018, RareNoise) B+(**) 

Sinne Eeg: Dreams (2017, ArtistShare) B+(**) 

Eek-a-Mouse: Wa-Do-Dem (1981 [1982], Greensleeves) B+(***) 

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (2022, E Works/PIAS) B+(*) 

Efterklang: Magic Chairs (2010, 4AD) B+(**) 

Mark Egan: About Now (2014, Wavetone) B− 

Florian Egli Weird Beard: Everything Moves (2014 [2016], Intakt) B+(***) 

Egyptrixx: Bible Eyes (2011, Night Slugs) B+(***) 

Jake Ehrenreich With the Roger Kellaway Trio: A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs: A Cool Tribute to the Jewish Songwriters (2017 [2018], self-released) B+(*) 

Marty Ehrlich:

  • Fables (2010, Tzadik) B+(**) 
  • A Trumpet in the Morning (2012 [2013], New World) A− 
  • Trio Exaltation (2017 [2018], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Peter Ehwald: Double Trouble (2013, Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***) 

Mathias Eick:

  • Midwest (2014 [2015], ECM) B+(**) 
  • When We Leave (2020 [2021], ECM) B+(**) 

Taylor Eigsti: Daylight at Midnight (2010, Concord) B− 

Shirley Eikhard:

  • The Last Hurrah (2000, Shirley Eikhard Music) B+(**) 
  • End of the Day (2001, Shirley Eikhard Music) B+(*) 
  • Stay Open (2002-03 [2003], Shirley Eikhard Music) B+(***) 

Mats Eilertsen:

  • Rubicon (2015 [2016], ECM) B+(***) 
  • And Then Comes the Night (2018 [2019], ECM) B+(**) 

Billie Eilish:

  • Don't Smile at Me (2017, Darkroom/Interscope, EP) B+(***) 
  • When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019, Darkroom/Interscope) A− 
  • Happier Than Ever (2021, Interscope) A− 

Wendy Eisenberg:

  • Auto (2020, Ba Da Bing) B+(*) 
  • Bloodletting (2019 [2021], Out of Your Head) B+(*) 

Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (2022, BluJazz) B+(**) 

Harris Eisenstadt:

  • Woodblock Prints (2010, NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • Canada Day II (2010 [2011], Songlines) B+(***) 
  • Golden State II (2014 [2015], Songlines) B+(***) 
  • Old Growth Forest (2015 [2016], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • On Parade in Parede (2016 [2017], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • /Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be (2015 [2017], NoBusiness) B+(*) 
  • Recent Developments (2016 [2017], Songlines) B+(**) 
  • Canada Day Quartet Live (2018 [2019], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Ekiti Sound: Abeg No Vex (2019, Crammed Discs) B+(**) 

Nathan Eklund: Craft Christmas (2011 [2012], OA2) B− 

El Eco With Guillermo Nojechowicz: Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933 (2017, Zoho) B+(*) 

El Guincho:

  • Pop Negro (2009 [2010], Young Turks/XL) A− 
  • Hiperasia (2016, Nacional) B 

El Khat: Albat Alawi Op. 99 (2022, Glitterbeat) B+(*) 

Hanni El Khatib: Head in the Dirt (2013, Innovative Leisure) B+(**) 

El Rego: El Rego (1966-70s, Daptone) B+(**) 

Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys (2011, Fiction/Polydor) B 

Elder Ones: From Untruth (2019, Northern Spy) B 

Petter Eldh: Koma Saxo (2018 [2019], We Jazz) B+(**) 

Peter Eldridge/Kenny Werner: Somewhere (2019, Rosebud Music) C− 

Elecktrokids: Elektroworld (1995 [2019], Clone Classic Cuts) B+(**) 

Electrelane: No Shouts No Calls (2006 [2007], Too Pure) B+(*) 

The Electric Prunes:

  • I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (1967, Reprise) B+(**) 
  • Release of an Oath (1968, Reprise) B 

Electric Six: Heartbeats and Brainwaves! (2011, Metropolis) B− 

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra:

  • Cheap Rent (2014 [2015], OA2) B+(*) 
  • The Falling Dream (2015 [2018], OA2) B 

Electric Wire Hustle: Electric Wire Hustle (2009 [2010], BBE) B+(*) 

The Electrics: Chain of Accidents (2000 [2001], Ayler) B+(*) 

Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony (2020, Roc Nation) B+(*) 

Element:

  • Element (1996, Turn Left Production) B+(***) 
  • Shaman (1998 [1999], BP) B+(***) 

Elephant9:

  • /Reine Fiske: Silver Mountain (2015, Rune Grammofon) B+(*) 
  • Psychedelic Backfire I (2019, Rune Grammofon) B+(*) 
  • /Reine Fiske: Psychedelic Backfire I (2019, Rune Grammofon) B+(**) 
  • Arrival of the New Elders (2020 [2021], Rune Grammofon) B+(**) 

ELEW: And to the Republic (2016, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Mark Elf: Returns 2014 (2013 [2014], Jen Bay Jazz) B+(**) 

Sarah Elgeti Quartet With Friends: Dawn Comes Quietly (2019 [2020], Gateway Music) B 

Eliane Elias:

  • Cross Currents (1987 [1988], Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • Music From Man of La Mancha (1995 [2018], Concord) B+(*) 
  • I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker (2013, Concord) B+(**) 
  • Made in Brazil (2015, Concord) B+(*) 
  • Dance of Time (2017, Concord) B+(*) 
  • Love Stories (2019, Concord) B+(*) 
  • Mirror Mirror (2021, Candid) B+(***) 

Marty Elkins: Walkin' by the River (2014 [2016], Nagel Heyer) B+(***) 

Elkka: Euphoric Melodies (2021, Technicolour, EP) B+(**) 

Kurt Elling:

  • Close Your Eyes (1994 [1995], Blue Note) B 
  • The Messenger (1994-96 [1997], Blue Note) B+(*) 
  • This Time It's Love (1997-98 [1998], Blue Note) B 
  • Flirting With Twilight (2001, Blue Note) B− 
  • Man in the Air (2003, Blue Note) B− 
  • Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman (2009, Concord) B− 
  • The Gate (2010 [2011], Concord) B− 
  • 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project (2012, Concord) C+ 
  • Passion World (2015, Concord) C 
  • The Questions (2017 [2018], Okeh) B− 
  • Secrets Are the Best Stories (2020, Edition) B− 
  • Superblue (2021, Edition) B 

Duke Ellington:

  • The Washingtonians (1924-26 [2019], Squatty Roo) B 
  • 1927-1928 (1927-28 [1990], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1928 (1928 [1990], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1928-1929 (1928-29 [1990], Classics) A− 
  • 1929 (1929 [1991], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1929-1930 (1929-30 [1991], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1930 (1930 [1991], Classics) A− 
  • 1930, Volume 2 (1930 [1991], Classics) A− 
  • 1930-1931 (1930-31 [1991], Classics) B+(***) 
  • The Best of Early Ellington (1926-31 [1996], Decca) A+ 
  • 1931-1932 (1931-32 [1991], Classics) A− 
  • Jungle Nights in Harlem 1927-1932 (1927-32 [1991], RCA/Bluebird) A− 
  • 1932-1933 (1932-33 [1992], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1933 (1933 [1992], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1933-1935 (1933-35 [1992], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1936-1937 (1936-37 [1992], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1938 (1938 [1993], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1938 Vol. 2 (1938 [1993], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1938 Vol. 3 (1938 [1993], Classics) A− 
  • 1939 (1939 [1994], Classics) B+(***) 
  • 1939-1940 (1939-40 [1993], Classics) B+(***) 
  • The Centennial Collection (1927-41 [2004], Bluebird) B+(**) 
  • At the Hollywood Empire (1949 [2004], Storyville) B+(***) 
  • /Billy Strayhorn: Great Times! Piano Duets (1950 [1989], Riverside/OJC) B+(*) 
  • 1950 (1950 [2001], Classics) B+(**) 
  • Historically Speaking: The Duke (1956, Bethlehem) B+(*) 
  • Duke Ellington Presents . . . (1956, Bethlehem) B+(**) 
  • A Drum Is a Woman (1956 [1957], Columbia) B− 
  • At the Alhambra: Recorded in Paris, 1958 (1958 [2002], Pablo) A− 

Duke Ellington's Spacemen:

  • The Cosmic Scene (1958 [2007], Mosaic) B+(***) 

Duke Ellington:

  • The Private Collection, Volume Two: Dance Concerts, California, 1958 (1958 [1987], Saja) A− 
  • The Private Collection, Volume Six: Dance Dates, California, 1958 (1958 [1989], Saja) B+(***) 
  • At the Bal Masque (1958 [1959], Columbia) B 
  • Berlin 1959 (1959 [2021], Storyville, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • At the Bal Masque [Bonus Tracks] (1958-60 [2011], Essential Jazz Classics) B+(*) 
  • /Count Basie: First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961 [2009], Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Featuring Paul Gonsalves (1962 [1991], Fantasy/OJC) A− 
  • The Duke: The Essential Collection: 1927-1962 (1927-62 [2000], Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) A− 
  • The Private Collection, Volume Seven: Studio Sessions, 1957 & 1962 (1957-62 [1989], Saja) B+(***) 
  • Afro-Bossa (1962-63 [1982], Discovery) A 
  • The Great Paris Concert (1963 [1973], Atlantic, 2CD) A− 
  • Duke Ellington's My People (1963 [1964], Contact) B+(**) 
  • In the Uncommon Market (1963 [1986], Pablo) B+(***) 
  • Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music (1965 [1966], RCA) B+(*) 
  • Soul Call (1966 [1999], Verve) B+(**) 
  • /Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler: The Duke at Tanglewood (1966, RCA Victor Red Seal) B+(**) 
  • The Popular Duke Ellington (1966 [1967], RCA Victor) A− 
  • In Coventry, 1966 (1966 [2018], Storyville) B 
  • The Private Collection, Volume Eight: Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (1957-67 [1989], Saja) B+(**) 
  • Solos, Duets and Trios (1932-67 [1990], RCA Bluebird) B+(***) 
  • Berlin '65/Paris '67 (1965-67 [1997], Pablo) B+(***) 
  • /Ella Fitzgerald/Oscar Peterson: The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World (1967 [1990], Pablo, 3CD) B+(***) 
  • 1969 All-Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington (1969 [2002], Blue Note) B+(***) 
  • Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert (1969 [1995], Blue Note, 2CD) B+(***)  The Conny Plank Session (1970 [2015], Grönland, EP) B+(**) 
  • The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1971 [1991], Fantasy/OJC) A−  Uppsala 1971 (1971 [2019], Storyville) B+(**) 
  • The Ellington Suites: The Queen's Suite/The Goutelas Suite/The Uwis Suite (1959-72 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) B+(*) 
  • Up in Duke's Workshop (1969-72 [1990], Pablo/OJC) A− 
  • In Sweden 1973 (1973 [1999], Caprice) B+(**) 
  • /Ray Brown: This One's for Blanton (1972-73 [2000], Pablo/OJC) B+(***) 
  • Duke's Big 4 (1973 [1974], Pablo) B+(**) 

Stro Elliot:

  • Stro Elliot (2016, Street Corner Music) B+(*) 
  • Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot (2022, Republic) A− 

Moppa Elliott:

  • Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do the Killing (2004 [2005], Hot Cup) B+(***) 
  • Still Up in the Air (2015 [2016], Hot Cup) B+(**) 
  • Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (2017-18 [2019], Hot Cup, 2CD) A− 

Alton Ellis:

  • Alton Ellis Sings Rock and Soul (1967, Coxsone) B+(*) 
  • The Best of Alton Ellis (1968-69 [1969], Studio One) B+(**) 

John Ellis:

  • /Andy Bragen: Mobro (2011 [2014], Parade Light) B− 
  • /Andy Bragen: The Ice Siren (2016 [2020], Parade Light) B 
  • /Adam Levy/Glenn Patscha: Say It Quiet (2021, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Lisle Ellis: What We Live Fo(u)r (1994 [1996], Black Saint) B+(*) 

Robert Ellis:

  • Photographs (2011, New West) B+(*) 
  • The Lights From the Chemical Plant (2014, New West) B 
  • Texas Piano Man (2019, New West) B 

Liberty Ellman:

  • Radiate (2014 [2015], Pi) A− 
  • Last Desert (2019 [2020], Pi) B+(***) 

Joe Ely:

  • Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (2007, Rack 'Em) B+(**) 
  • Satisfied at Last (2011, Rack 'Em) B+(**) 
  • Panhandle Rambler (2015, Rack 'Em) B+(**) 
  • Love in the Midst of Mayhem (2020, Rack 'Em) B+(*) 

El-P:

  • Cancer4Cure (2012, Fat Possum) B+(***) 
  • /Killer Mike: Run the Jewels (2013, Fat Beats) B+(***) 
  • /Killer Mike: Run the Jewels 2 (2014, Mass Appeal) B+(**) 

Amir ElSaffar: Crisis (2015, Pi) A− 

Amir ElSaffar:

  • /Rivers of Sound Orchestra: The Other Shore (2020 [2021], Outnote) B+(***) 

Elucid: I Told Bessie (2022, Backwoodz Studioz) B+(**) 

Paul Elwood: Nice Folks (2011 [2015], Innova) B+(***) 

Elzhi:

  • Elmatic (2011, Jae B Group) A− 
  • Seven Times Down Eight Times Up (2020, Fat Beats) B+(**) 

Kahil El'Zabar:

  • Ritual Trio/Billy Bang: Big M: A Tribute to Malachi Favors (2004 [2006], Delmark) A− 
  • Ritual Trio: Follow the Sun (2013, Delmark) B+(**) 
  • Ft. David Murray: Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove (2019 [2020], Spiritmuse) A− 
  • Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful (2018 [2020], Spiritmuse) B+(**) 
  • A Time for Healing (2021 [2022], Spiritmuse) B+(**) 

Coco Em: Kilumi (2022, InFiné) B+(*) 

EMA:

  • Past Life Martyred Saints (2011, Souterain Transmissions) B+(***) 
  • The Future's Void (2014, Matador) B+(***) 
  • Exile in the Outer Ring (2017, City Slang) B+(**) 

Pablo Embon: Reminscent Mood (2018-19 [2019], self-released) B− 

Vincent Neil Emerson:

  • Fried Chicken & Evil Women (2019, La Honda) A− 
  • Vincent Neil Emerson (2021, La Honda) A− 

James Emery:

  • Standing on a Whale Fishing for Minnows (1996 [1997], Enja) A− 
  • Spectral Domains (1997-98 [1999], Enja) B+(***) 
  • Transformations (2001 [2003], Between the Lines) B+(*) 

Emika:

  • Emika (2011, Ninja Tune) B+(**) 
  • Klavirni (2015, Emika) B+(*) 

Eminem:

  • Eminem Presents the Re-Up (2006, Shady/Interscope) B+(*) 
  • Relapse (2009, Aftermath/Interscope) B− 
  • Recovery (2010, Interscope) B(***) 
  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013, Aftermath) A− 
  • Revival (2017, Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) A− 
  • Kamikaze (2018, Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) B+(**) 
  • Music to Be Murdered By (2020, Aftermath/Shady/Interscope/Goliath) A− 
  • Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (2020, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) B+(***) 

Andy Emler/David Liebman: Journey Around the Truth (2018 [2019], Signature Radio France) B+(*) 

Signe Emmeluth:

  • Hi Hello I'm Signe (2020 [2021], Relative Pitch) B 
  • /Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard: The A-Z of Microwave Cookery (2020 [2022], Astral Spirits) B+(***) 

Emmeluth's Amoeba:

  • Polyp (2017 [2018], Øra Fonogram) B+(*) 
  • Chimaera (2019, Øra Fonogram) B+(***) 

Empath:

  • Active Listening: Night on Earth (2019, Get Better) B+(*) 
  • Visitor (2022, Fat Possum) B 

Empirical: Connection (2015 [2016], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Emperor X:

  • Tectonic Membrane/Thin Strip on an Edgeless Platform (2004, Discos Mariscos) B+(**) 
  • Western Teleport (2011, Bar/None) A− 
  • Nineteen Live Recordings (2005-13 [2020], Dreams of Field) B+(*) 
  • The Orlando Sentinel (2014, self-released) B+(***) 
  • Oversleepers International (2017, Tiny Engines) B+(***) 
  • The Lakes of Zones B and C (2022, Dreams of Field) B+(**) 

Empirical: Elements of Truth (2011, Naim Jazz) B+(**) 

Empress Of:

  • Me (2015, Terrible/XL) B+(*) 
  • I'm Your Empress Of (2020, Terrible) B+(**) 

En Attendant Ana: Juillet (2020, Trouble in Mind) B+(**) 

Encre:

  • Encre (2001, Clapping Music) A− 
  • Flux (2004, Clapping Music) A− 
  • Common Chord (2006, Clapping Music) B+(***) 

The End:

  • Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen (2018, RareNoise) D+ 
  • Allt Är Intet (2019 [2020], RareNoise) C 

Endangered Blood:

  • Work Your Magic (2012 [2013], Skirl) B+(***) 
  • Don't Freak Out (2018, Skirl) A− 

Erin Enderlin:

  • Faulkner County (2019, Black Crow Productions) B+(*) 
  • Barroom Mirrors EP (2021, Black Crow Productions, EP) B+(**) 

Endless Field: Alive in the Wilderness (2020, Biophilia) B+(**) 

Marco Eneidi/Peter Kowald/Damon Smith/Spirit: Ghetto Calypso (2000 [2006], Not Two) B+(***) 

Endless Boogie: Vol. I, II (2005 [2019], No Quarter, 2CD) A− 

Enemy: Enemy (2016 [2018], Edition) B+(**) 

Enemy Radio: Loud Is Not Enough (2020, SplitSLAM) A− 

Moy Eng/Wayne Wallace: The Blue Hour (2018 [2019], Patois) B 

The Engines: Wooden Legs (2011 [2020], Aerophonic) B+(***) 

Darren English: Imagine Nation (2014 [2016], Hot Shoe) B+(*) 

Hazel English: Wake UP! (2020, Polyvinyl) B+(*) 

The English Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (1980, IRS) A− 

The English Beat [Dave Wakeling]: Here We Go Love (2018, Here We Go) B− 

Brian Eno:

  • Film Music 1976-2020 (1976-2020 [2020], Astralwerks) B+(*) 
  • Small Craft on a Milk Sea (2010, Warp) B+(**) 
  • /Karl Hyde: Someday World (2014, Warp) B+(*) 
  • /Karl Hyde: High Life (2014, Warp) A− 
  • The Ship (2016, Warp) B+(*) 
  • Reflection (2017, Warp) B+(**) 

Roger Eno:

  • /Brian Eno: Mixing Colours (2020, Deutsche Grammophon) B+(*) 

Ensemble Klang: Tom Johnson: Cows, Chords & Combinations (2009 [2010], Ensemble Klang) B+(***) 

Ensemble O:

  • /Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (2020 [2021], Sub Rosa) B+(***) 

Ensemble 0:

  • Music Nuvolosa (2022, Sub Rosa) B+(**) 

EOLA: Dang (2016, Leaving, EP) B− 

Epic Beard Men:

  • Season 1 (2018, Strange Famous) B+(**) 
  • This Was Supposed to Be Fun (2019, Strange Famous) A− 

Equiknoxx: Basic Tools (2021, Equiknoxx Music) B+(**) 

The Equity & Social Justice Quartet:

  • The Whisper of Flowers (2013 [2014], Edgetone) B+(**) 
  • Argle-Bargle or Foofaraw (2018, Edgetone) B+(***) 

Erasure: The Neon (2020, Mute) B 

Christoph Erb/Jim Baker/Frank Rosaly: . . . Don't Buy Him a Parrot . . . (2014 [2017], Hatology) B+(***) 

Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution: Won't Put No Flag Out (2019, Budapest Music Center) B+(**) 

Ari Erev: Flow (2015 [2016], self-released) B+(**) 

Noga Erez:

  • Off the Radar (2017, City Slang) B 
  • Kids (2021, City Slang) B+(***) 

Ergo:

  • If Not Inertia (2012, Cuneiform) B+(*) 
  • As Subtle as Tomorrow (2013 [2016], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Roky Erickson:

  • The Evil One (1981 [2013], Light in the Attic) B 
  • True Love Cast Out All Evil (2010, Anti-) B+(**) 

Sture Ericson/Pat Thomas/Raymond Strid: Bagman Live at Cafe Oto (2019, 577) B+(**) 

Espen Eriksen Trio With Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy (2018, Rune Grammofon) A− 

Erin Rae:

  • Putting on Airs (2018, Single Lock) B+(*) 
  • Lighten Up (2022, Good Memory) B+(*) 

Mark Ernestus:

  • Presents Jeri Jeri: 800% Ndagga (2013, Ndagga) B+(**) 
  • Presents Jeri Jeri: Ndagga Versions (2013, Ndagga) B+(**) 
  • Ndagga Rhythm Force: Yermande (2016, Ndagga) B+(**) 

Ilhan Ersahin/Dave Harrington/Kenny Wollesen: Invite Your Eye (2022, Nublu) B+(*) 

Peter Erskine:

  • /Palle Danielsson/John Taylor: You Never Know (1992 [1993], ECM) B+(*) 
  • /Palle Danielsson/John Taylor: Time Being (1993 [1994], ECM) B+(*) 
  • /Palle Danielsson/John Taylor: As It Is (1995 [1996], ECM) B+(*) 
  • /Palle Danielsson/John Taylor: Juni (1997 [1999], ECM) B+(*) 
  • /John Taylor/Palle Danielsson: As It Was (1992-97 [2016], ECM, 4CD) B+(*) 

Ersatzmusika: Voice Letter (2007 [2008], Asphalt Tango) A− 

Booker Ervin:

  • Structurally Sound (1966 [2001], Blue Note) A− 
  • The In Between (1968, Blue Note) B+(***) 

Wayne Escoffery:

  • Live at Firehouse 12 (2013 [2014], Sunnyside) B+(*) 
  • The Humble Warrior (2019 [2020], Smoke Sessions) B+(*) 

Escort: Escort (2011 [2012], Tirk) B+(***) 

Alejandro Escovedo:

  • Real Animal (2008, Back Porch/Manhattan) B+(***) 
  • Street Songs of Love (2010, Fantasy) B− 

John Escreet:

  • The Unknown: Live in Concert (2016, Sunnyside) A− 
  • Learn to Live (2018, Blue Room) B 
  • /Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (2022, self-released) B+(*) 

Eska: Eska (2015, Naim Edge) B+(*) 

Ellery Eskelin:

  • /Andrea Parkins/Jim Black: Kulak 29 & 30 (1997 [1998], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • /Han Bennink: Dissonant Characters (1998 [1999], Hatology) A− 
  • /Andrea Parkins/Jim Black: The Secret Museum (1999 [2000], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • Forms (1990 [2004], Hatology) A− 
  • /Andrea Parkins/Jim Black: Arcanum Moderne (2002 [2003], Hatology) A− 
  • /Andrea Parkins/Jim Black: One Great Night . . . Live (2007 [2009], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • Solo Live at Snugs (2013 [2015], Hatology) B+(**) 
  • /Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Sensations of Tone (2016 [2017], Intakt) A− 
  • Trio Willisau Live (2015 [2016], Hatology) A− 
  • /Christian Weber/Michael Griener: The Pearls (2018 [2019], Intakt) B+(***) 

Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (2019 [2021], Sounderscore) B+(*) 

Eskmo:

  • Eskmo (2010, Ninja Tune) B+(***) 
  • Sol (2015, Apollo) B+(**) 

Gene Ess: Absurdist Theater (2016, SIMP) C 

EST Gee: Bigger Than Life or Death (2021, CMG/Warlike/Interscope) B+(**) 

Sleepy John Estes with Hammie Nixon: Live in Japan (1974 [2014], Delmark) B+(***) 

Ethernet: Opus 2 (2013, Kranky) B+(*) 

Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (2021 [2022], Orenda) B 

Silvana Estrada: Marchita (2022, Glassnote) B+(*) 

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble:

  • Ancestral Song: Live From Stockholm (1987 [1988], Silkheart) B+(***) 
  • Ka-Real (1997 [2000], Silkheart) B+(**) 
  • Freedom Jazz Dance (1999, Delmark) A− 
  • Black Is Back: 40th Anniversary Project (2014, Katalyst) B+(***) 
  • Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music (2019, Spiritmuse) B+(***) 

Oran Etkin: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (2015, Motéma) B+(***) 

Etoile 2000: Dakar Sound Volume 1 (1980-81 [1993], Dakar Sound) B+(***) 

Etoile De Dakar:

  • Volume 2: Thiapathioly (1980 [1994], Sterns) +(***) 
  • Volume 3: Lay Suma Lay (1981 [1996], Sterns) A− 
  • Volume 5: Maléo (1981 [2009], Sterns) B+(***) 

Etran De L'Aïr:

  • No. 1 (2014 [2018], Sahel Sounds) A− 

Etran de L'Aïr:

  • Agadez (2022, Sahel Sounds) A− 

Etran Finatawa:

  • Desert Crossroads (2008, Riverboat) B+(***) 
  • Tarkat Taiji/Let's Go (2010, Riverboat) B+(*) 

Kevin Eubanks:

  • Things of That Particular Nature (2014 [2015], Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • East/West Timeline (2017, Mack Avenue) B+(*) 

Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: More Than Meets the Ear (2015, ArtistShare) B+(*) 

Eubanks Evans Experience: EEE (2022, Imani) B+(*) 

Julieta Eugenio: Jump (2021 [2022], Greenleaf Music) A− 

Eurythmics: Greatest Hits (1982-90 [1991], Arista) B+(**) 

Brandon Evans: The Grove (2020, Human Plastic, EP) B+(**) 

Bill Evans:

  • The 1960 Birdland Sessions (1960 [2005], Fresh Sound) B+(***) 
  • Explorations (1961 [2011], Riverside/OJC) B+(***)  How My Heart Sings! (1962 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) A− 
  • The V.I.P.s Theme (1963 [2008], Verve) B 
  • Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate (1968 [2012], Resonance, 2CD) A− 
  • Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (1968 [2016], Resonance, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (1968 [2017], Resonance) B+(***) 
  • Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968 [2020], Resonance, 2CD) B+(***)  Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (1969 [2021], Elemental Music, 2CD) A− 
  • Smile With Your Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance (1968-69 [2019], Resonance) A− 
  • Momentum (1972 [2012], Limetree, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • On a Monday Evening (1976 [2017], Fantasy) B+(***) 
  • /Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh: Crosscurrents (1977 [1992], Fantasy/OJC) B+(***) 

Bill Evans/Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Beauty & the Beast (2011 [2016], Spartacus) B+(**) 

Charles Evans: On Beauty (2014 [2015], More Is More) B 

Falkner Evans:

  • Marbles (2019 [2020], CAP) B+(**) 
  • Invisible Words (2021, CAP) B+(**) 

Gil Evans:

  • Gil Evans & Ten (1957 [1989], Prestige/OJC) B 
  • Into the Hot (1961 [1999], Impulse) B 
  • /Steve Lacy: Paris Blues (1987 [1988], Owl) B+(**) 

The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures Monday Nights: Volume One (2016-17 [2018], Bopper Spock Suns Music) B+(*) 

Orrin Evans:

  • Listen to the Band (1999 [2000], Criss Cross) B+(***) 
  • /Captain Black Big Band: Mother's Touch (2011 [2014], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 
  • Liberation Blues (2014, Smoke Sessions) B+(**) 
  • The Evolution of Oneself (2014 [2015], Smoke Sessions) B+(***) 
  • #Knowingishalfthebattle (2016, Smoke Sessions) B+(**) 
  • /Captain Black Big Band: Presence (2018, Smoke Sessions) B 
  • /The Captain Black Big Band: The Intangible Between (2020, Smoke Sessions) B+(**) 
  • The Magic of Now (2021, Smoke Sessions) B+(***) 

Peter Evans:

  • The Peter Evans Quartet (2007, Firehouse 12) B+(***) 
  • Destination: Void (2013 [2014], More Is More) B+(*) 
  • /Agustí Fernández/Mats Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water (2012 [2017], Not Two) B+(*) 
  • /Agustí Fernandez/Barry Guy: Free Radicals at DOM (2017 [2018], Fundacja Sluchaj) B+(**) 
  • Horizons (2018 [2020], More Is More) + 
  • /Joel Ross/Nick Jozwiak/Savannah Harris: Being & Becoming (2019 [2020], More Is More) ++ 
  • Into the Silence (2019 [2020], More Is More) + 
  • Standards (2020, More Is More) + 

Willie Evans Jr.: Introducin' (2011, High Water Music) B+(*) 

The Evenfall Quartet: Evenfall (2015 [2016], Blue Duchess) A− 

Jace Everett: Red Revelations (2010, Wrasse) B 

Ron Everett: The Glitter of the City (1977 [2021], Jazzman) B 

The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band: Early Tunes 1915-1932 (1995 [2014], Delmark) A− 

The Everly Brothers: Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (1958, Cadence) B+(**) 

Everything Everything: Raw Data Feel (2022, AWAL) B+(*) 

Evidence: Cats & Dogs (2011, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(**) 

Don Ewell:

  • Man Here Plays Fine Piano (1957, Good Time Jazz) B+(**) 
  • Denver Concert (1966 [2004], Storyville) B+(**) 

The Eye: The Future Will Be Repeated (2015, Ba Da Bing) B+(**) 

Eyedea: Thirty Nine Lines (2001 [2021], Crushkill) B+(**) 

The Ex:

  • Disturbing Domestic Peace (1980 [1994], Ex) B+(**) 
  • History Is What's Happening (1982, Ex) A− 
  • Tumult (1983 [1993], Ex) B+(***) 
  • Blueprints for a Blackout (1984 [1992], Ex) B+(*) 
  • Pokkeherrie (1985 [1995], Ex) B+(***) 
  • 1936, the Spanish Revolution (1986, Ex, EP) B+(**) 
  • Too Many Cowboys (1986 [1987], Ex) B+(***) 
  • Hands Up! You're Free (1983-86 [1988], Ex) A− 
  • Joggers & Smoggers (1989, Ex, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Dead Fish (1989 [2004], Ex, EP) B+(*) 
  • /Tom Cora: Scrabbling at the Lock (1991, Ex) B+(***) 
  • /Tom Cora: And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders (1993, Ex) B+(**) 
  • Mudbird Shivers (1995, Ex) B+(***) 
  • Starters Alternators (1998, Touch & Go) B+(**) 
  • Ex Orkest: Een Rondje Holland (2000 [2001], Ex) B+(*) 
  • Dizzy Spells (2000 [2001], Touch & Go) A− 
  • 30 (1980-2006 [2009], Ex, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Catch My Shoe (2010, Ex) B+(**) 
  • /Brass Unbound: Enormous Door (2013, Ex) A− 
  • The Ex at Bimhuis (1991-2015) (1991-2015 [2015], Ex, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • 27 Passports (2018, Ex) A 

Ex Cops:

  • True Hallucinations (2013, Other) B+(*) 
  • Daggers (2014, Downtown) B+(*) 

Ex Hex:

  • Rips (2014, Merge) B+(***) 
  • It's Real (2019, Merge) B+(**) 

The Exbats:

  • A Guide to the Health Issues Affecting Rescue Hens (2016, Burger) B+(**) 
  • I've Got the Hots for Charlie Watts (2018, Burger) B+(***) 
  • E Is 4 Exbats (2016-18 [2019], Burger) B+(***) 
  • Kicks, Hits and Fits (2020, Burger) B+(***) 

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group: Samsara (2013 [2014], Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

ExpEAR & Drew Gress: Vesper (2015 [2017], Kopasetic) B+(***) 

Explosions in the Sky: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (2011, Temporary Residence) B+(*) 

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Lost in Translation (2011, Mishka) B+(***) 

Extra Ball: Birthday [Polish Jazz Vol. 48] (1976, Polskie Nagrania Muza) B 

Extra Golden: Thank You Very Quickly (2009, Thrill Jockey, EP) B 

Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (2017 [2018], PNL) B 

The Extra Lens: Undercard (2010, Merge) B+(***) 

Extra Soul Perception: New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol. 1 (2019 [2020], Extra Soul Perception, EP) B+(*) 

Eyelids: The Accidental Falls (2020, Decor) B+(*) 

George Ezra: Wanted on Voyage (2014, Columbia) B− 

Ezra Collective: You Can't Steal My Joy (2019, Enter the Jungle) B 

EZTV: Calling Out (2015, Captured Tracks) B