Rhapsody Streamnotes: Year 2013 Index

December 29

  1. Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de Los Reyes (2012 [2013], Saponegro) B+(***)
  2. Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (2011-12 [2013], CAM Jazz) B
  3. Bobby Avey: Be Not So Long to Speak (2011 [2013], Minsi Ridge) B+(**)
  4. Bad Religion: True North (2013, Epitaph) B+(*)
  5. Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion: A Mirror to Machaut (2013, Songlines) B+(**)
  6. Bleeding Rainbow: Yeah Right (2013, Kanine) B+(*)
  7. Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House (2011 [2013], Victo) B+(*)
  8. : I Am Here Where Are You (2013, Trost) B+(*)
  9. Burial: Rival Dealer (2013, Hyperdub, EP) B+(**)
  10. Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & 7-tette: Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (2012 [2013], Firehouse 12, 4CD) B+(***)
  11. Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (2013, Concord) B+(*)
  12. Club D'Elf: Fire in the Brain (Live at Berklee) (2012 [2013], BIRN Cooperative) B+(**)
  13. Tomasz Dabrowski/Tyshawn Sorey Duo: Steps (2013, ForTune) B+(**)
  14. Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy: Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy (2013, Uni-Fi) B+(***)
  15. Decoy With Joe McPhee: Spontaneous Combustion (2011 [2013], Otoroku) B+(**)
  16. Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: A Little Sugar () B+(*)
  17. Dott: Swoon (2013, Graveface) B+(*)
  18. Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists: The Search for True Happiness (2013, Bangles) B-
  19. Gilad Edelman: My Groove, Your Move (2011 [2013], Sharp Nine) B+(**)
  20. Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble: A Trumpet in the Morning (2012 [2013], New World) A-
  21. Hanni El Khatib: Head in the Dirt (2013, Innovative Leisure) B+(**)
  22. Lorraine Feather: Attachments (2012-13 [2013], Jazzed Media) B+(*)
  23. FIDLAR: FIDLAR (2013, Mom + Pop Music) B+(***)
  24. Fire! Orchestra: Exit (2012 [2013], Rune Grammofon) B
  25. Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (2013, Jagjaguwar) B-
  26. The Garifuna Collective: (2013, Cumbancha) B+(*)
  27. Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2 (2013, Blue Note) B
  28. Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(*)
  29. Gypsyphonic Disko: Mardi Gras Mix Tape 2013 (2013, self-released) A-
  30. Scott Hamilton: Swedish Ballads . . . & More (2013, Charleston Square) B+(**)
  31. Bruno Heinen Sextet: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis (2013, Babel) B+(***)
  32. Gilad Hekselman: This Just In (2011-12 [2013], Jazz Village) B+(**)
  33. : Aves (2011 [2013], Songlines) B+(*)
  34. Hunger Pangs: Meet Meat (2013, For Tune) A-
  35. Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (2013, Intuition) B+(**)
  36. : Walking and Stumbling Through Your Sleep (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  37. La Femme: Psycho Tropical Berlin (2013, Disque Pointu) B+(***)
  38. Oliver Lake Big Band: Wheels (2013, Passin' Thru) B+(**)
  39. Yusef Lateef/Roscoe Mitchell/Adam Rudolph/Douglas Ewart: Voice Prints (2008 [2013], Meta) B+(***)
  40. Okkyung Lee: Ghil (2012 [2013], Ideologic Organ) B+(*)
  41. Kim Lenz and the Jaguars: Follow Me (2013, Riley) A-
  42. Lydia Loveless: Boy Crazy (2013, Bloodshot, EP) B+(*)
  43. Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: Liverevil (2013, Hot Cup, 2CD) A-
  44. MaG: Freedom (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  45. : I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt () B+(*)
  46. Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra: Gipsy Manifesto (2013, Piranha) B+(***)
  47. Pedrito Martinez: The Pedrito Martinez Group () B
  48. Roscoe Mitchell/Tony Marsh/John Edwards: Improvisations (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(***)
  49. Marius Neset: Birds (2012 [2013], Edition) B
  50. Paris Washboard: Swinging Castle: Paris Washboard in Concert (2012 [2013], K&K Verlagsanstalt) B+(**)
  51. Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor: Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po (2010, Playscape) B+(***)
  52. Mario Pavone: Arc Trio (2013, Playscape) A-
  53. Perfect Pussy: I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling (2013, self-released, EP) B
  54. Pixel: Reminder (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B-
  55. Pixel: We Are All Small Pixels (2013, Cuneiform) B
  56. Polvo: Siberia (2013, Merge) B+(**)
  57. Odean Pope: Odean's Three (2011 [2013], In + Out) A-
  58. Power of the Horns: Alaman (2013, ForTune) B+(***)
  59. Quest: Circular Dreaming (2011 [2013], Enja) B+(**)
  60. Red Hot + Fela (2013, Knitting Factory) B+(**)
  61. Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe (2013, Enja) B+(**)
  62. Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Orchestra: Sonic Mandala (2012 [2013], Meta) B+(***)
  63. Clotilde Rullaud: In Extremis (2011, Nota Bene) B+(*)
  64. Huerco S.: Colonial Patterns (2013, Software) B+(***)
  65. Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO: Occupy the World (2012 [2013], TUM, 2CD) B+(*)
  66. Special Request: Soul Music (2013, Houndstooth) B+(**)
  67. Aki Takase: My Ellington (2012 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  68. Aki Takase: Plays Fats Waller in Berlin (2004 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***)
  69. Tarbaby: Ballad of Sam Langford (2013, Hipnotic) B+(***)
  70. Telekinesis: Dormarion (2013, Merge) B+(**)
  71. Emilio Teubal: (2013, Bju'ecords) B+(*)
  72. The Underachievers: Indigoism (2013, Brainfeeder) B+(*)
  73. Dean Wareham: Emancipated Hearts (2013, Sonic Cathedral, EP) B+(*)
  74. David Weiss: Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter () B+(**)
  75. Luke Winslow-King: The Coming Tide (2013, Bloodshot) B+(*)
  76. Nate Wooley/C. Spencer Yeh/Audrey Chen/Todd Carter: NCAT (2008 [2013], Monotype) B-
  77. Zevious: Passing Through the Wall (2013, Cuneiform) B
  78. Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet: Desertico (2012 [2013], Tuk Music) B+(*)
  79. Pet Shop Boys: Electric (2013, X2) B+(***)
  80. Louis Armstrong & Friends: What a Wonderful Christmas (1950-66 [1997], Hip-O) B+(***)
  81. Chet Baker: Plays the Best of Lerner & Loewe [OJC Remasters] (1959 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) B+(*)
  82. Belle and Sebastian: The Third Eye Centre (2002-10 [2013], Matador) B
  83. Tony Bennett: Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 (1964 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*)
  84. Tony Bennett: The Classic Christmas Album (1968-2008 [2011], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*)
  85. The Best of Perception & Today Records (1969-74 [2012], BBE, 2CD) B+(***)
  86. Len Bright Combo: Wreckless Eric Presents the Len Bright Combo (1986 [2013], Fire, EP) B+(**)
  87. Alex Chilton: Electricity by Candlelight: NYC 2/3/97 (1997 [2013], Bar/None) B+(**)
  88. Cleaners From Venus: Blow Away Your Troubles (1981 [2012], Captured Tracks) B+(**)
  89. The Dentists: Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (1985 [2013], Trouble in Mind) B+(*)
  90. Bill Doggett and His Combo: Fingertips (1963 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(*)
  91. Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (1969-71 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B
  92. Roky Erickson and the Aliens: The Evil One (1981 [2013], Light in the Attic) B
  93. Lee Fields: Let's Talk It Over (1979 [2013], Truth & Soul) A-
  94. Stan Getz Quartet: Live at Montreux 1972 (1972 [2013], Eagle Rock) B
  95. Kiki Gyan: 24 Hours in a Disco: 1978-82 (1978-82 [2012], Soundway) B+(*)
  96. Lee Hazlewood: The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes and Backsides (1968-71) (1968-71 [2012], Light in the Attic) B-
  97. Joe Higgs: Unity Is Power (1979 [2013], Pressure Sounds) B+(**)
  98. Lena Hughes: Queen of the Flat Top Guitar (1960s [2013], Tompkins Square, EP) B+(**)
  99. In the Christmas Groove (1977-2009 [2009], Strut) B+(*)
  100. Blind Lemon Jefferson: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Blind Lemon Jefferson (1926-29 [2013], World Music Network, 2CD) A-
  101. Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 (1949-60 [2012], Jazzman) B+(***)
  102. : His Life, His Music (1953-83 [2013], Sterns Africa, 2CD) A-
  103. Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President 2 (1971-92 [2013], Knitting Factory, 2CD) A-
  104. Tim Maia: World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 4: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia: Nobody Can Live Forever (1971-78 [2012], Luaka Bop) B+(***)
  105. Tommy McCook: Reggae in Jazz (1976 [2013], Pressure Sounds) A-
  106. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (1985 [2013], Awesome Tapes From Africa) A-
  107. Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 (1969 [2013], Blue Note) B+(**)
  108. Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar! [OJC Remasters] (1961 [2013], Fantasy/OJC) B+(*)
  109. The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (2002 [2013], Merge) B+(***)
  110. Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988 (1980-88 [2013], Strut, 2CD) B+(*)
  111. Nigeria Special: Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1970-76 [2010], Soundway) B+(**)
  112. Anita O'Day: Have a Merry Christmas With Anita O'Day (1942-70 [2013], Kayo Stereophonic, EP) B+(*)
  113. William Onyeabor: World Psychdelic Classics, Vol. 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (1977-85 [2013], Luaka Bop) B+(**)
  114. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45RPM Vol. 1 (1975-84 [2013], Sterns Africa) A-
  115. The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 1: The High Priests (1951-58 [2000], Prestige) B+(*)
  116. The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 2: Battle of the Saxes (1949-64 [2000], Prestige) A-
  117. Rodan: Fifteen Quiet Years (1992-94 [2013], Quarterstick) A-
  118. Rodion G.A.: The Lost Tapes (1978-84 [2013], Strut) B+(**)
  119. : (1982-85 [2013], Captured Tracks) A-
  120. Hank Snow: The Essential Hank Snow (1937-84 [2013], RCA/Legacy, 2CD) B+(***)
  121. Songs: Ohia: Magnolia Electric Co. (2003 [2013], Secretly Canadian, 2CD) B+(***)
  122. S.O.S. [John Surman/Mike Osborne/Alan Skidmore]: Looking for the Next One (1974-75 [2013], Cuneiform, 2CD) B+(***)
  123. Irma Thomas: In Between Tears (1973 [2013], Alive Naturalsound) B+(***)
  124. : Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo, 1995 (1995 [2013], Glitterbeat) A-
  125. The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat [45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1968 [2013], Verve, 2CD) A-
  126. The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (1968 [2013], Verve, 3CD) B+(**)
  127. Frank Wess/Johnny Coles: Two at the Top (1983 [2012], Uptown) B+(**)
  128. Barney Wilen: Moshi Too: Unreleased Tapes Recorded in Africa, 1969-70 (1969-70 [2013], Sonorama) A-
  129. Joe Williams: Jump for Joy (1963 [2013], RCA/Legacy) B
  130. Robert Wyatt: '68 (1968 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***)
  131. Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door (1970 [2013], Reprise) B+(***)

November 30

  1. : Sail Out (2013, Def Jam, EP) B+(**)
  2. Gary Allan: Set You Free (2013, MCA Nashville) B+(*)
  3. : Aljawal (2013, Soundway) B
  4. Arcade Fire: Reflektor (2013, Merge, 2CD) A-
  5. Mulatu Astatke: Skeches of Ethiopia (2013, Jazz Village) A-
  6. Balqees: Majnoun (2013, Rotana) B+(***)
  7. Willis Earl Beal: Nobody Knows (2013, Hot Charity/XL) B
  8. Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man (2013, ECM) B+(***)
  9. Best Coast: Fade Away (2013, Mexican Summer, EP) B+(***)
  10. Eric Bibb: Jericho Road (2013, Stony Plain) B+(*)
  11. Billy Joe + Norah: Foreverly (2013, Reprise) B
  12. Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Trios (2013, ECM) B+(***)
  13. Blind Boys of Alabama: I'll Find a Way (2013, Masterworks) B
  14. Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest (2013, Warp) B
  15. VV Brown: Samson & Delilah (2013, YOY) B+(*)
  16. Luke Bryan: Crash My Party (2013, Capitol Nashville) C
  17. Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg (2012 [2013], Mercury) B
  18. The Cannanes: Howling at All Hours (2013, Chapter Music) B+(**)
  19. The Cannanes: Small Batch (2013, Exro FM, EP) B+(**)
  20. The Carper Family: Old-Fashioned Gal (2013, South Central Music) B+(**)
  21. The Chills: Somewhere Beautiful (2011-12 [2013], Fire) B+(**)
  22. Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe (2013, Glass Note) B
  23. The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars (2013, Sensibility/Columbia) B-
  24. Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013, Blue Note) B+(*)
  25. Court Yard Hounds: Amelita (2013, Columbia) B
  26. Stephan Crump/Mary Halvorson: Secret Keeper: Super 8 (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(**)
  27. Billy Currington: We Are Tonight (2013, Mercury Nashville) B+(*)
  28. Deap Vally: Sistrionix (2013, Island) B+(*)
  29. Death Grips: No Love Deep Web (2012 [2013], Third Worlds/Harvest) B
  30. Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be (2013, Rounder) B
  31. The Devil Makes Three: I'm a Stranger Here (2013, New West) B+(*)
  32. The Dismemberment Plan: Uncanney Valley (2013, Partisan) B+(**)
  33. Don't Talk to the Cops!: Let's Quit (2012, Greedhead) B+(**)
  34. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013, Aftermath) A-
  35. Ethernet: Opus 2 (2013, Kranky) B+(*)
  36. Fear of Men: Early Fragments (2011-13 [2013], Kanine, EP) B+(**)
  37. Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time (2013, Capitol) B+(**)
  38. Fist City: It's 1983, Grow Up! (2012 [2013], Black Tent Press) B+(**)
  39. The Foreign Exchange: Love in Flying Colors (2013, Foreign Exchange Music) B+(*)
  40. Josephine Foster: I'm a Dreamer (2013, Fire) B+(*)
  41. Ezra Furman: Day of the Dog (2013, Bar/None) A-
  42. Future of the Left: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident (2013, Prescriptions) B+(**)
  43. Kevin Gates: The Luca Brasi Story (2013, Atlantic) B+(**)
  44. Kevin Gates: Stranger Than Fiction (2013, Bread Winners Association) B+(**)
  45. Glasser: Interiors (2013, True Panther Sounds) B+(*)
  46. Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (2013, Island/Republic) B+(***)
  47. Greenhouse [Blueprint/Illogic]: Bend but Don't Break (2013, Weightless) B+(***)
  48. Sunna Gunnlaugs: Distilled (2013, Sunny Sky) B+(*)
  49. Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges (2011 [2012], Firehouse 12) B+(**)
  50. Mary Halvorson Septet: Illusionary Sea (2012 [2013], Firehouse 12) B+(**)
  51. Wayne Hancock: Ride (2013, Bloodshot) A-
  52. Tim Hecker: Virgins (2011-12 [2013], Kranky) B
  53. Jaipur Kawa Brass Band: Dance of the Cobra (2013, Riverboat) B+(*)
  54. Ka: The Night's Gambit (2013, Iron Works) B+(**)
  55. Toby Keith: Drinks After Work (2013, Show Dog Nashville) B
  56. King DJ: Let Me See You Feel (2013, Bear Funk) A-
  57. Kwes.: Ilp. (2013, Warp) B-
  58. Lady Gaga: Artpop (2013, Interscope/Streamline) A-
  59. Latyrx: The Second Album (2013, Latyramid) A-
  60. Le1f: Tree House (2013, Greedhead) B+(*)
  61. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Repent Replenish Repeat (2013, Sunday Best) B+(***)
  62. Ryan Maffei: Country Town (2013, Jamrag, EP) B+(***)
  63. : Believers (2013, Strange Music) B+(***)
  64. MIA: Matangi (2013, Interscope) A
  65. Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven (2013, Warp) B+(**)
  66. Klaus Paier/Asja Valcic: Silk Road (2013, ACT) B+(*)
  67. Parkay Quarts: Tally All the Things That You Broke (2013, What's Your Rupture?, EP) B+(***)
  68. William Parker Quartet: Live at Yoshi's 2006 (2006 [2013], AUM Fidelity) B+(***)
  69. William Parker Quartet: Live in Houston 2007 (2006-07 [2013], AUM Fidelity, 2CD) B+(***)
  70. William Parker/Raining on the Moon: Friday Afternoon (2012 [2013], AUM Fidelity) A-
  71. William Parker/In Order to Survive: Kalaparusha on the Edge of the Horizon (2012 [2013], AUM Fidelity) A-
  72. Pink Martini: Get Happy (2013, Heinz) B+(***)
  73. Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit (2013, Blue Note) B-
  74. The Pozniaks: Pozniak Street (2013, Jamrag) A-
  75. Pusha T: My Name Is My Name (2013, Def Jam) A-
  76. Rapsody: She Got Game (2013, Jamla) B+(*)
  77. Kim Richey: Thorn in My Heart (2013, Yep Roc) B+(**)
  78. Rihanna: Unapologetic (2012, Def Jam) B+(***)
  79. Venissa Santi: Big Stuff: Afro Cuban Holiday (2013, Sunnyside) B+(*)
  80. : Beija Flors Velho E Sujo (2012 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(*)
  81. Secret Circuit: Tactile Galactics (2013, Beats in Space) B+(***)
  82. : From My Mother's House (2013, Sub Rosa) B+(*)
  83. Shad: Flying Colours (2013, Black Box) B+(**)
  84. Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants: All Hat and No Cattle (2013, Side One Dummy, EP) B+(**)
  85. Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals (2013, Lucky Number) B+(**)
  86. Sons of Kemet: Burn (2013, Naim) B+(***)
  87. Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (2013, Ribbon Music) A-
  88. Speedy Ortiz: Major Arcana (2013, Carpark) B+(**)
  89. Jyotsna Srikanth: Call of Bangalore (2013, Riverboat) B+(*)
  90. Swearin': Surfing Strange (2013, Wichita) B+(**)
  91. Tal National: Kaani (2013, Fat Cat) A-
  92. Tamikrest: Chatma (2013, Glitterhouse) A-
  93. The Thing: Boot! (2013, The Thing Records) B+(*)
  94. Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now (2013, Pettifer Sounds) B+(***)
  95. Those Darlins: Blur the Line (2013, Ow Wow Dang) B+(*)
  96. Valerie June: Pushin' Against a Stone (2013, Sunday Best) B+(***)
  97. Gretchen Wilson: Right on Time (2013, Redneck) B-
  98. Gretchen Wilson: Under the Covers (2013, Redneck) B
  99. Within Reason: Transient Broadcasts (2013, Anodize) A-
  100. Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (2013, Fat Possum) B-
  101. Louis Armstrong: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong (1949-67 [1999], MCA) A
  102. Hoyt Axton: The Balladeer: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1962, Horizon) B+(*)
  103. Joan Baez: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Baez (1971-75 [1999], A&M) C+
  104. Brook Benton: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton (1959-70 [2000], Mercury) A-
  105. Bobby Bland: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bobby Bland (1961-74 [2000], MCA) A-
  106. Pat Boone: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Pat Boone (1955-62 [2000], MCA) B-
  107. Tina Brooks: The Waiting Game (1961 [2002], Blue Note) A-
  108. Carpenters: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Carpenters (1970-78 [2002], A&M) C+
  109. Johnny Cash: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash (1985-89 [2002], Mercury Nashville) B-
  110. Johnny Cash: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash Volume 2 (1985-90 [2007], Mercury Nashville) B+(*)
  111. Cher: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher (1971-79 [2000], MCA) B+(*)
  112. Cher: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher Volume 2 (1987-98 [2004], Hip-O) B-
  113. The Commodores: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Commodores (1974-84 [1999], Motown) B
  114. Billy Ray Cyrus: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus (1992-98 [2003], Mercury Nashville) B
  115. Sammy Davis Jr.: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sammy Davis Jr. (1972-74 [2002], Polydor) B-
  116. DeBarge: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of DeBarge (1982-86 [2000], Motown) B+(*)
  117. The Del Vikings: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Del Vikings (1956-58 [2004], Hip-O) B+(**)
  118. Bob Dylan: Self Portrait (1970, Columbia) C
  119. Bob Dylan: New Morning (1970, Columbia) B+(**)
  120. Freddy Fender: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Freddy Fender (1974-77 [2001], MCA Nashville) B+(***)
  121. Four Tops: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops (1964-73 [1999], Motown) A-
  122. Four Tops: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops Volume 2 (1972-83 [2005], Hip-O) B+(*)
  123. The Funk Brothers: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers (1960-72 [2004], Motown) B
  124. Marvin Gaye: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye Volume 1: The '60s (1962-69 [1999], Motown) A
  125. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1967-69 [2000], Motown) B+(***)
  126. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (1971, Tamla) A-
  127. Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man (1972, Tamla) B
  128. Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On (1973, Tamla) B+(***)
  129. Marvin Gaye: Live! (1974, Tamla) B
  130. Marvin Gaye: I Want You (1976, Tamla) B-
  131. Marvin Gaye: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye Volume 2: The '70s (1971-77 [2000], Motown) A-
  132. Marvin Gaye: In Our Lifetime (1981 [1994], Tamla) B+(***)
  133. Tom T. Hall: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom T. Hall (1969-84 [2000], MCA Nashville) B+(*)
  134. Michael Jackson: Forever, Michael (1975, Motown) B+(*)
  135. Michael Jackson: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Michael Jackson (1971-75 [2000], Motown) B-
  136. The Jackson 5: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Jackson 5 (1969-74 [1999], Motown) A-
  137. Tom Jones: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones (1965-71 [2000], Polydor) B+(**)
  138. Eddie Kendricks: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eddie Kendricks (1973-85 [2000], Motown) B+(**)
  139. Gladys Knight & the Pips: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips (1967-73 [2000], Motown) A-
  140. Patti LaBelle: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle (1984-97 [1999], Geffen) B
  141. Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions (1961-72 [2000], Geffen/MCA) A
  142. Roger Miller: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller (1964-66 [1999], MCA) A
  143. The Mills Brothers: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mills Brothers (1941-67 [2000]), MCA) B+(***)
  144. Patti Page: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti Page (1950-57 [2003], Mercury) B+(*)
  145. Art Pepper: Gettin' Together (1960 [1984], Contemporary/OJC) B+(***)
  146. Art Pepper: Art Pepper Today (1978 [1990], Galaxy/OJC) B+(***)
  147. The Platters: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Platters (1955-61 [1999], Mercury) A-
  148. Lloyd Price: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lloyd Price (1956-60 [2002], MCA) A-
  149. Rare Earth: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rare Earth (1969-73 [2013], Motown) B+(***)
  150. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (1963-67 [1999], Motown) A-
  151. Smokey Robinson: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson (1973-87 [2000], Motown) B+(**)
  152. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (1960-87 [1999], Motown) A-
  153. Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye: Diana & Marvin (1973, Motown) B+(**)
  154. Diana Ross: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross (1970-81 [2000], Motown) B+(***)
  155. Diana Ross & the Supremes: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes (1964-69 [1999], Motown) A
  156. Diana Ross & the Supremes: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes Volume 2 (1965-71 [2000], Motown) A-
  157. David Ruffin: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of David Ruffin (1969-85 [2000], Motown) A-
  158. The Shangri-Las: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Shangri-Las (1964-67 [2002], Mercury) B+(***)
  159. Edwin Starr: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Edwin Starr (1965-78 [2001], Motown) B
  160. Barrett Strong: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Barrett Strong (1959-61 [2003], Motown) B
  161. The Supremes: Meet the Supremes (1962, Motown) B+(**)
  162. The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go (1964, Motown) B+(***)
  163. The Temptations: The Best of the Temptations Volume 2: The '70s, '80s, '90s (1970-98 [2000], Motown) A-
  164. Three Dog Night: "One" (1968, Dunhill) B-
  165. Three Dog Night: Suitable for Framing (1969, Dunhill) C+
  166. Three Dog Night: It Ain't Easy (1970, Dunhill) B-
  167. Three Dog Night: Naturally (1970, Dunhill) B
  168. Three Dog Night: Harmony (1971, Dunhill) B
  169. Three Dog Night: Seven Separate Fools (1972, Dunhill) C+
  170. Three Dog Night: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night (1969-74 [1999], MCA) B+(**)
  171. The Turtles: It Ain't Me Babe (1965, White Whale) B+(*)
  172. The Turtles: You Baby/Let Me Be (1966, White Whale) B
  173. The Turtles: Happy Together (1967, White Whale) C-
  174. The Turtles: The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands (1968, White Whale) B-
  175. The Turtles: Turtle Soup (1969, White Whale) B
  176. The Velvet Underground: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Velvet Underground (1967-69, [2000], Mercury/Polydor) A
  177. Jr. Walker & the All Stars: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jr. Walker & the All Stars (1965-72 [2000], Motown) A-
  178. Dinah Washington: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dinah Washington (1949-61 [2002], Hip-O) B+(**)
  179. Little Stevie Wonder: The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (1962, Tamla) B
  180. Little Stevie Wonder: Tribute to Uncle Ray (1962, Tamla) B
  181. Little Stevie Wonder: The 12 Year Old Genius: Recorded Live (1963, Tamla) B+(**)
  182. Stevie Wonder: With a Song in My Heart (1963, Tamla) C-
  183. Stevie Wonder: Stevie at the Beach (1964, Tamla) B-
  184. Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1968-71 [1971], Motown) A-
  185. Stevie Wonder: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Stevie Wonder (1963-71 [2005], Motown) A

October 30

  1. AFI: Burials (2013, Republic) B-
  2. The Harry Allen Quintet: Plays Music From the Sound of Music (2011, Arbors) B+(***)
  3. Allo Darlin': Europe (2012, Slumberland) A-
  4. Thomas Anderson: On Becoming Human: Four-Track Love Songs (2013, Out There) A-
  5. Babyshambles: Sequel to the Prequel (2013, Parlophone) B+(***)
  6. Sam Baker: Say Grace (2013, self-released) A-
  7. Dave Bennett: Clarinet Is King: Songs of Great Clarinetists (2010, Arbors) B+(*)
  8. Jim Black/AlasNoAxis: Antiheroes (2012 [2013], Winter & Winter) B+(*)
  9. Robert Sarazin Blake with Jefferson Hamer and the Powderkegs: Put It All Down in a Letter (2011, Same Room) A-
  10. Danny Brown: Old (2013, Fool's Gold) B+(***)
  11. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers: Nothing Can Stop Us (2013, Strut) B+(**)
  12. Brandy Clark: 12 Stories (2013, Smith Music Group) A-
  13. Cults: Static (2013, Columbia) B-
  14. Miley Cyrus: Bangerz (2013, RCA) B+(***)
  15. Deer Tick: Relativity (2013, Partisan) B+(**)
  16. Deltron 3030: Event 2 (2013, Bulk) A-
  17. Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is the Devil (2013, Zoo Music) B+(*)
  18. DJ Khaled: Suffering From Success (2013, Cash Money) B+(*)
  19. DJ Rashad: Double Cup (2013, Hyperdub) B-
  20. Drake: Nothing Was the Same (2013, Cash Money/Republic) B
  21. Heidi Feek: The Only (2013, Western Pin-Up) B+(***)
  22. Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut: Sackbut Stomp (2013, Multiphonics) B+(***)
  23. Chris Flory: The Chris Flory Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton (2012, Arbors) B+(***)
  24. Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light (2013, Play It Again Sam) B+(**)
  25. Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias: No Difference (2012 [2013], Songlines) B+(**)
  26. Marty Grosz & the Hot Winds: The James P. Johnson Songbook (2010 [2012], Arbors) A-
  27. Haim: Days Are Gone (2013, Columbia) B+(**)
  28. Hera/Hamid Drake: Seven Lines (2013, Multikulti) B+(***)
  29. Richard X. Heyman: X (2013, Turn-Up) B+(*)
  30. Homeboy Sandman: All That I Hold Dear (2013, Stones Throw, EP) B+(**)
  31. Icona Pop: This Is . . . Icona Pop (2013, Big Beat/Atlantic) B+(*)
  32. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Unvarnished (2013, Blackheart) B+(**)
  33. Jonwayne: Oodles of Doodles (2012, Stones Throw, 2CD) B+(*)
  34. The Julie Ruin: Run Fast (2013, Dischord) A-
  35. John Paul Keith: Memphis Circa 3AM (2013, Big Legal Mess) B+(***)
  36. Kelela: Cut 4 Me (2013, Fade to Mind) B+(*)
  37. King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (2013, True Panther Sounds/XL) B+(**)
  38. Jessy Lanza: Pull My Hair Back (2013, Hyperdub) B+(**)
  39. Lorde: Pure Heroine (2013, Lava/Republic) B+(**)
  40. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: In a World of Mallets (2012 [2013], Basin Street) C+
  41. Moby: Innocents (2013, Little Idiot) B+(**)
  42. : The Electric Lady (2013, Bad Boy) A-
  43. Elizabeth Morris: Optimism (2013, self-released, EP) B+(***)
  44. Ted Nash Big Band: Chakra (2013, Plastic Sax) B+(*)
  45. Nelly: M.O. (2013, Republic) B
  46. Willie Nelson: To All the Girls . . . (2013, Legacy) B+(*)
  47. Cyril Neville: Magic Honey (2013, Ruf) B+(***)
  48. Gary Numan: Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind) (2013, Machine Music) B-
  49. Lindi Ortega: Tin Star (2013, Last Gang) B+(**)
  50. Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (2013, Constellation) B+(**)
  51. Serengeti: Saal (2013, Graveface, EP) B
  52. Bryan Shaw and the Hot Shots: The Bluebird of Happiness (2013, Arbors) B+(**)
  53. Eddie Spaghetti: The Value of Nothing (2013, Bloodshot) B+(***)
  54. Rossano Sportiello/Nicki Parrott/Eddie Metz: Live at Jazz Corner (2012, Arbors) B+(**)
  55. : Beautiful Africa (2013, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  56. : Border-Free (2013, Jazz Village) B+(*)
  57. Bob Wilber: Bob Wilber and the Three Amigos (2012, Arbors) B+(***)
  58. The Association: And Then . . . Along Comes the Association (1966, Valiant) B-
  59. The Beach Boys: Surfin' Safari (1962, Capitol) B+(**)
  60. The Beach Boys: Surfin' U.S.A. (1963, Capitol) B-
  61. The Beach Boys: Surfer Girl (1963, Capitol) B+(***)
  62. The Beach Boys: Little Deuce Coupe (1962-63 [1963], Capitol) B+(**)
  63. The Beach Boys: Shut Down Volume 2 (1964, Capitol) B+(*)
  64. The Beach Boys: All Summer Long (1964, Capitol) B+(***)
  65. The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Today! (1965, Capitol) B+(***)
  66. The Beach Boys: Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (1965, Capitol) A-
  67. The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Party! (1965, Capitol) A-
  68. Paul Bley Quintet: Barrage (1964 [1965], ESP-Disk) B+(**)
  69. The Ornette Coleman Quartet: This Is Our Music (1960 [1961], Atlantic) A-
  70. Ornette Coleman: Ornette on Tenor (1961 [1962], Atlantic) B+(***)
  71. Ornette Coleman: Love Call (1968, Blue Note) B+(**)
  72. Sam Cooke: Hits of the 50's (1960, RCA) B-
  73. Sam Cooke: My Kind of Blues (1961, RCA) B+(*)
  74. Sam Cooke: Twistin' the Night Away (1962, RCA) A-
  75. Sam Cooke: Night Beat (1963, RCA) A-
  76. Sam Cooke: Ain't That Good News (1964, RCA) A-
  77. Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960, Checker) B+(**)
  78. Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention (1968, Polydor) B+(***)
  79. Four Tops: On Top (1966, Motown) B
  80. Jackson C. Frank: Jackson C. Frank (1965, EMI Columbia) B+(**)
  81. Marvin Gaye: The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961, Tamla) C
  82. Marvin Gaye: That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962, Tamla) B+(***)
  83. Marvin Gaye: Hello Broadway (1964, Tamla) C-
  84. Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965, Tamla) B+(***)
  85. Marvin Gaye: A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole (1965, Tamla) C+
  86. Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye (1966, Tamla) B+(**)
  87. Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston: Take Two (1964-66 [1966], Tamla) B+(***)
  88. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: United (1967, Tamla) B+(*)
  89. Marvin Gaye: In the Groove (1968, Tamla) B+(***)
  90. Marvin Gaye: M.P.G. (1969, Tamla) B+(***)
  91. Etta James: At Last! (1961, Argo) B+(***)
  92. Etta James: The Second Time Around (1961, Argo) A-
  93. Etta James: Etta James Rocks the House (1963 [1964], Argo) A-
  94. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean's Golden Hits (1959-62 [1962], Liberty) C+
  95. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' (1962, Liberty) B+(*)
  96. Jan & Dean: Surf City and Other Swingin' Cities (1963, Liberty) B-
  97. Jan & Dean: Drag City (1963, Liberty) A-
  98. Jan & Dean: Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl in School (1964, Liberty) B
  99. Jan & Dean: The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (1964, Liberty) A-
  100. Jan & Dean: Ride the Wild Surf (1964, Liberty) B
  101. Jan & Dean: Jan & Dean's Pop Symphony No. 1 (1966, Liberty) B-
  102. Jan & Dean: Folk 'n Roll (1966, Liberty) C-
  103. Jan & Dean: Filet of Soul (1966 [1967], Liberty) B-
  104. The Kinks: Kinks (1964, Pye) A-
  105. The Kinks: Kinda Kinks (1965, Pye) B+(**)
  106. The Kinks: The Kink Kontroversy (1965, Pye) B+(**)
  107. The Left Banke: (1967, Smash) B+(***)
  108. The Left Banke: The Left Banke Too (1968, Smash) B+(*)
  109. Love: Love (1966, Elektra) A-
  110. The Miracles: Cookin' With the Miracles (1961, Tamla) B+(***)
  111. Joni Mitchell: Song to a Seagull (1968, Reprise) A-
  112. Joni Mitchell: Clouds (1969, Reprise) B+(**)
  113. Van Morrison: Blowin' Your Mind (1967, Bang) A
  114. Laura Nyro: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968, Columbia) B
  115. Laura Nyro: New York Tendaberry (1969, Columbia) C+
  116. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Going to a Go-Go (1965, Tamla) A-
  117. Sonny Rollins: What's New? (1962, RCA) A-
  118. Sonny Rollins: Our Man in Jazz (1962, RCA) A-
  119. Sonny Rollins: Now's the Time (1964, RCA) B+(***)
  120. Sonny Rollins: The Standard Sonny Rollins (1964, RCA) B+(**)
  121. The Ronettes: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (1964, Philles) B+(***)
  122. The Shangri-Las: The Leader of the Pack (1965, Red Bird) B+(***)
  123. Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3AM (1964, Columbia) B
  124. Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (1966, Columbia) B
  125. Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends (1968, Columbia) C+
  126. Sonny & Cher: Look at Us (1965, Atco) A-
  127. Sonny & Cher: The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher (1966, Atco) B+(**)
  128. Sonny & Cher: In Case You're in Love (1967, Atco) B+(*)
  129. Booker T. & the M.G.s: Green Onions (1962, Stax) B+(***)
  130. Traffic: Mr. Fantasy (1967, Island) B
  131. Traffic: Last Exit (1969, Island) B
  132. The Yardbirds: Five Live Yardbirds (1964, Columbia) B+(***)
  133. The Yardbirds: For Your Love (1965, Epic) B+(**)
  134. The Yardbirds: Yardbirds/Roger the Engineer (1966, Columbia) B+(*)
  135. The Yardbirds: Little Games (1967, Epic) B+(*)
  136. Neil Young: Neil Young (1968, Reprise) B+(**)
  137. The Young Rascals: The Young Rascals (1966, Warner Brothers) B+(*)
  138. The Young Rascals: Collections (1967, Warner Brothers) B+(**)
  139. The Young Rascals: Groovin' (1967, Warner Brothers) A-

September 28

  1. Arctic Monkeys: AM (2013, Domino) B-
  2. Big Sean: Hall of Fame (2013, Def Jam) B+(*)
  3. Body/Head: Coming Apart (2013, Matador) B-
  4. Burial: Truant/Rough Sleeper (2012, Hyperdub, EP) A-
  5. Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013, Anti-) B+(**)
  6. Congo Natty: Jungle Revolution (2013, Big Dada) A-
  7. Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri: 800% Ndagga (2013, Ndagga) B+(**)
  8. Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri: Ndagga Versions (2013, Ndagga) B+(**)
  9. Factor: Woke Up Alone (2013, Fake Four) B+(*)
  10. Factory Floor: Factory Floor (2013, DFA) B+(***)
  11. Forest Swords: Engravings (2013, Tri Angle) B+(*)
  12. Franz Ferdinand: Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action (2013, Domino) B+(**)
  13. Gold Panda: Half of Where You Live (2013, Ghostly International) B+(**)
  14. Joanna Gruesome: Weird Sister (2013, Slumberland) B+(***)
  15. Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks (2013, Halo) B+(*)
  16. No Age: An Object (2013, Sub Pop) B+(***)
  17. The Sadies: Internal Sounds (2013, Yep Roc) B+(**)
  18. Superchunk: I Hate Music (2013, Merge) B+(**)
  19. Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (2013, Star Trak/Interscope) B+(**)
  20. Trombone Shorty: Say That to Say This (2013, Verve) B-
  21. 2 Chainz: B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (2013, Def Jam) B+(**)
  22. The Weeknd: Kiss Land (2013, Universal Republic) B+(*)
  23. Betty Who: The Movement (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  24. Chelsea Wolfe: Pain Is Beauty (2013, Sargent House) B+(**)
  25. ZZK Sound Vol. 3 (2013, ZZK/Waxploitation) A-
  26. Basement Research: (1999 [2007], Not Two) B+(***)
  27. The Michael Bisio Quartet: Live at Vision Fest. XII (2008 [2009], Not Two) B+(**)
  28. Anthony Braxton/Sonny Simmons/Brandon Evans/Andre Vida/Mike Pride/Shanir Blumenkranz: Parallactic 54 (Sextet) 2003 (2003, Parallactic/Thought Authority) B+(***)
  29. Anthony Braxton/Chris Dahlgren: ABCD (2003 [2006], Not Two) B+(**)
  30. : Goosetalks (2008 [2010], Kilogram) B+(*)
  31. John Butcher: Thirteen Friendly Numbers (1991 [2004], Unsounds) B+(*)
  32. Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara: Stepwise (2009 [2010], Not Two) B+(***)
  33. Daniel Carter/Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz/Kevin Zubek: Chinatown (2003, Not Two) B+(***)
  34. Daniel Carter/Alberto Fiori/Tom Abbs/Federico Ughi: Perfect Blue (2008 [2010], Not Two) B+(**)
  35. Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow Is the Question! (1959, Contemporary) B+(**)
  36. Ornette Coleman: Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street (1970 [2013], BGP) A-
  37. Construction Party: Instruments of Change (2012, Not Two) B+(***)
  38. The Cosmosamatics: Reeds & Birds (2004, Not Two) B+(***)
  39. The Cosmosamatics: Zetrons (2005, Not Two) A-
  40. The Cosmosamatics: Free Within the Law (2008, Not Two) B+(*)
  41. Whit Dickey Trio: Emergence (2009, Not Two) B+(***)
  42. Dominic Duval: Songs for Krakow (2007, Not Two) B+(*)
  43. Marco Eneidi/Peter Kowald/Damon Smith/Spirit: Ghetto Calypso (2000 [2006], Not Two) B+(***)
  44. James Finn: Great Spirit (2005, Not Two) B+(**)
  45. The Ganelin Trio: Poco-A-Poco (1978 [1988], Leo) B+(***)
  46. The Ganelin Trio: Strictly for Our Friends (1978 [2001], Leo) B+(***)
  47. The Ganelin Trio: Encores (1978-81 [1994], Leo) B+(**)
  48. The Ganelin Trio: Old Bottles (1982-83 [1995], Leo) B+(***)
  49. The Ganelin Trio: Con Affetto (1983 [1999], Leo) B+(**)
  50. The Ganelin Trio: Ttaango . . . in Nickelsdorf (1985 [2010], Leo Golden Years of New Jazz, 2CD) A-
  51. The Ganelin Trio: Opuses (1989 [1990], Leo) B-
  52. Ganelin Trio Priority: Live in Lugano (2006 [2007], Not Two) B+(**)
  53. Joe Giardullo: Weather (2004, Not Two) B
  54. Hasidic New Wave: Live in Cracow (1998, Not Two) B+(**)
  55. Interzone: (1998, Not Two) B+(*)
  56. Interzone: Interzone Plays With Adam Pieronczyk (2000, Not Two) B+(***)
  57. Leszek Kulakowski: Katharsis (1999, Not Two) B+(**)
  58. Los Angeles Jazz Quartet: Family Song (1998, Not Two) B+(**)
  59. Michael Marcus: The Magic Door (2006 [2007], Not Two) B+(***)
  60. Michael Marcus: Lotus Symphony (2008, Not Two) B+(***)
  61. Michael Marcus: For Yes! (2010, Not Two) B+(**)
  62. Marian McPartland: Timeless (1952-53 [2002], Savoy) B+(**)
  63. Joe McPhee: Nation Time (1970 [2000], Atavistic) A
  64. Joe McPhee/Mikolaj Trzaska/Jay Rosen: Intimate Conversations (2008, Not Two) B+(**)
  65. : The Damage Is Done (2008 [2009], Not Two, 2CD) B+(**)
  66. : Bot (1998-2004 [2009], Not Two, 2CD) A-
  67. : (2006 [2008], Not Two) B+(***)
  68. : (2012, Not Two) B+(*)
  69. Joe Moffett: Ad Faunum (2012, Not Two) B+(**)
  70. Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana: Five Nights (2006, Not Two) B+(***)
  71. Joe Morris: Fine Objects (2008 [2009], Not Two) B+(***)
  72. MusiConspiracy: Do I the In? (2008, Not Two) B+(*)
  73. Lucas Niggli/Peter Conradin Zumthor: Profos (2009, Not Two) B+(*)
  74. The Nu Band: The Dope and the Ghost (2005 [2007], Not Two) B+(*)
  75. Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Free Drum Suite (2004, Not Two) B+(**)
  76. Marcin Oles: Ornette on Bass (2003, Not Two) B+(*)
  77. : Miniatures (2003, Not Two) A-
  78. Marcin Oles/Adam Pieronczyk/Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Gray Days (2001, Not Two) B+(**)
  79. Orange Trane: My Personal Friend (1998, Not Two) B+(*)
  80. Adam Pieronczyk/Ed Schuller/Jacek Kochan: Plastinated Black Sheep (1999, Not Two) B+(***)
  81. Mike Pride: Scrambler (2005, Not Two) B+(**)
  82. Andrzej Przybielski/Marcin Oles/Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Abstract (2005, Not Two) B+(*)
  83. The Resonance Ensemble: Kafka in Flight (2011, Not Two) A-
  84. The Resonance Ensemble: What Country Is This? (2012, Not Two) A-
  85. Revolutionary Ensemble: The Psyche (1975 [2004], Mutable Music) A-
  86. Pete Robbins's Unnamed Quartet: Live in Brooklyn (2009 [2011], Not Two) B+(**)
  87. Herb Robertson Trio + Marcin Oles & Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Live at Alchemia (2007, Not Two) B+(**)
  88. Rosa Luxembourg New Quintet: Night Asylum (2008 [2010], Not Two) B+(***)
  89. Matthew Shipp/Sabir Mateen: Sama (2009 [2010], Not Two) B+(***)
  90. Simple Acoustic Trio: Habanera (2000, Not Two) A-
  91. Simple Acoustic Trio: Lullaby for Rosemary (2001, Not Two) B+(***)
  92. Harvey Sorgen/Steve Rust/Michael Jefry Stevens: Decade (2005, Not Two) B+(***)
  93. Steve Swell's Slammin' the Infinite: Live @ the Vision Festival (2006 [2007], Not Two) B+(***)
  94. Steve Swell Presents Rivers of Sound Ensemble: News From the Mystic Auricle (2007 [2008], Not Two) B+(***)
  95. Oluyemi Thomas/Kenn Thomas/Eugene Wilson IV/Howard Byrdsong: Nigeria (2006, Not Two) B+(*)
  96. Oluyemi Thomas/Henry Grimes: The Power of Light (2007, Not Two) B+(**)
  97. Oluyemi Thomas/Igeoma Thomas/Michael Bisio/Kenn Thomas [Positive Knowledge]: Edgefest Edition (2010, Not Two) B+(**)
  98. 3D [Christopher Dell/Chris Dahlgren/Maurice DeMartin]: Actually, It's Better Like This . . . (2004, Not Two) B+(**)
  99. 3D [Christopher Dell/Chris Dahlgren/Maurice DeMartin]: Not 3 (2008, Not Two, 2CD) B+(*)
  100. Gebhard Ullmann: Basement Research (1993 [1995], Soul Note) B+(***)
  101. The Wall-London Band: Birth & Rebirth (1999, Not Two) B+(*)
  102. The Kris Wanders Outfit: In Remembrance of the Human Race (2009 [2011], Not Two) B+(**)
  103. Kris Wanders/Mani Neumeier Quintet: Taken by Surprise (2011, Not Two) B+(*)
  104. Yuriy Yaremchuk/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel: Yatoku (2007, Not Two) B+(**)

August 28

  1. Harry Allen/Rossano Sportiello/Joel Forbes: I Walk With Music: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook (2013, GAC) B+(**)
  2. AlunaGeorge: Body Music (2013, Island) B+(*)
  3. Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble: Songs of the Metropolis (2012 [2013], World Village) B+(***)
  4. David Binney: Lifted Land (2012 [2013], Criss Cross) B+(*)
  5. Gerald Clayton: Life Forum (2012 [2013], Concord) B
  6. Alex Cline: For People in Sorrow (2011 [2013], Cryptogramophone) B+(*)
  7. Chick Corea: The Vigil (2013, Concord) B+(**)
  8. The Creole Choir of Cuba: Santiman (2013, Real World) B+(*)
  9. Andrew Cyrille: Duology (2012 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(**)
  10. Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia (2013, Thirsty Ear) B+(***)
  11. Aaron Diehl: The Bespoke Man's Narrative (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  12. Disappears: Kone (2013, Kranky, EP) B+(*)
  13. Disappears: Era (2013, Kranky) B+(**)
  14. George Duke: Dream Weaver (2013, Heads Up) B-
  15. Scott Fields Ensemble: Frail Lumber (2010 [2011], Not Two) B+(*)
  16. The Fonda/Stevens Group: Trio + 2: Live in Katowice (2009 [2011], Not Two) B+(*)
  17. Paulo Fresu Devil Quartet: Desertico (2012 [2013], Ota) B+(***)
  18. Robbie Fulks: Gone Away Backward (2013, Bloodshot) B+(**)
  19. Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: Bakersfield (2013, MCA Nashville) B+(***)
  20. Frode Gjerstad/Paal Nilssen-Love: Gromka (2008 [2010], Not Two) B+(**)
  21. Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine (2013, The Right/Warner Brothers) B+(*)
  22. Wycliffe Gordon: The Intimate Ellington/Ballads and Blues (2013, Criss Cross) B+(***)
  23. Derrick Hodge: Live Today (2013, Blue Note) B
  24. Julia Holter: Loud City Song (2013, Domino) B
  25. : No Beginning No End (2013, Blue Note) B
  26. Lean Left: (2011 [2012], Unsounds) B+(**)
  27. : Conversations: Live in Ljubljana (2010 [2012], Not Two) B
  28. Sabir Mateen/Frode Gjerstad: Sound Gathering (2007 [2010], Not Two) B+(**)
  29. Rafal Mazur/Neir Neuringer: Unison Lines (2009 [2010], Not Two) B+(**)
  30. : Singing Elephant (2010 [2012], Not Two) B+(**)
  31. Ulysses Owens Jr.: Unanimous (2011 [2012], Criss Cross) B+(*)
  32. Nicholas Payton: #BAM: Live at Bohemian Caverns (2012 [2013], BMF) B+(***)
  33. Sam Phillips: Push Any Button (2013, Littlebox) B+(*)
  34. Portico Quartet: Portico Quartet (2012, Real World) B
  35. Portico Quartet: Live/Remix (2012 [2013], Real World, 2CD) B
  36. Revolutionary Ensemble: Counterparts (2005 [2013], Mutable Music) A-
  37. Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin' Traditional Style (2013, Basin Street) B+(***)
  38. Michel Sajrawy: Arabop (2012, Dasam Studio) B
  39. Susana Santos Silva Quintet: Devil's Dance (2011, TOAP) B+(**)
  40. Alex Sipiagin: Overlooking Moments (2012 [2013], Criss Cross) B+(**)
  41. Earl Sweatshirt: Doris (2013, Odd Future) B+(**)
  42. Albert Van Veenendaal: Minimal Damage (2007-09 [2010], Evil Rabbit) A-
  43. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages: Dig Thy Savage Soul (2013, Bloodshot) B
  44. Warren Wolf: Wolfgang (2013, Mack Avenue) B
  45. Ray Anderson Pocket Jazz Band: Where Home Is (1998 [1999], Enja) A-
  46. Lurrie Bell: Young Man's Blues: The Best of the JSP Sessions (1989-90 [1997], JSP) B+(***)
  47. Bobby Bland: Two Steps From the Blues (1956-60 [1961], Duke/MCA) A-
  48. Bill Dixon: November 1981 (1981 [1982], Soul Note) A-
  49. Bill Dixon: Thoughts (1985 [1987], Soul Note) B-
  50. Bill Dixon: Son of Sisyphus (1988 [1990], Soul Note) B
  51. Bill Dixon with Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume I (1998 [1999], Soul Note) B+(**)
  52. Bill Dixon with Tony Oxley: Papyrus: Volume II (1998 [2000], Soul Note) B+(**)
  53. Jeffrey Lewis: The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites (2002, Rough Trade) B+(*)
  54. Jeffrey Lewis: It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through (2003, Rough Trade) B+(***)
  55. George Russell Sextet: In K.C. (1961, Decca) B+(**)
  56. George Russell Septet: The Stratus Seekers (1962 [1989], Riverside/OJC) A-
  57. George Russell: The Outer View (1962 [1991], Riverside/OJC) B+(***)
  58. George Russell: The Essence of George Russell (1966-67 [1983], Soul Note) A-
  59. George Russell: Othello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1 (1967-68 [1981], Soul Note) A-
  60. George Russell Sextet: Trip to Prillarguri (1970 [1982], Soul Note) A
  61. George Russell: Listen to the Silence (1971 [1983], Soul Note) B
  62. George Russell: Vertical Form VI (1977 [1981], Soul Note) B+(**)
  63. George Russell: New York Big Band (1977-78 [1982], Soul Note) B+(***)
  64. John Scofield: Still Warm (1985 [1986], Gramavision) B
  65. Sun Ra: The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt (1971-84 [1999], Leo Golden Years of New Jazz) B+(**)
  66. The Sun Ra Arkestra: Live at Praxis '84 (1984 [2000], Leo Golden Years of New Jazz, 2CD) B+(***)
  67. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Arkestra: Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney) (1989 [1995], Leo) B+(***)
  68. Sun Ra & His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra: A Night in East Berlin/My Brothers the Wind & Sun No. 9 (1986-90 [1995], Leo) B+(*)
  69. Sun Ra and the Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra: Live at the Hackney Empire (1990 [1994], Leo, 2CD) B+(***)
  70. Sylvester: Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits (1977-81 [2013], Fantasy) A-
  71. Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1970, Tamla) B+(**)
  72. Stevie Wonder: Where I'm Coming From (1971, Tamla) B+(***)

July 27

  1. Austra: Olympia (2013, Domino) B-
  2. Lurrie Bell: Blues in My Soul (2013, Delmark) A-
  3. Bell X1: Chop Chop (2013, Belly Up) B+(*)
  4. Brandt Brauer Frick: Miami (2013, !K7) B+(**)
  5. Ciara: Ciara (2013, Epic) B+(**)
  6. Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture of You (2013, Dualtone) A-
  7. The Cyclist: Bones in Motion (2013, Stones Throw) B+(**)
  8. The Del-Lords: Elvis Club (2013, MRI) B+(*)
  9. Dessa: Parts of Speech (2013, Doomtree) B+(*)
  10. Disclosure: Settle (2013, Cherrytree/Interscope) B+(*)
  11. Eliane Elias: I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker (2013, Concord) B+(**)
  12. The Ex & Brass Unbound: Enormous Door (2013, Ex) A-
  13. The Fall: Re-Mit (2013, Cherry Red) A-
  14. Foals: Holy Fire (2013, Warner Brothers) B+(*)
  15. Foals: Tapes (2012, !K7) B+(**)
  16. Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian View (2013, Atlantic) B
  17. Frikstailers: En Son de Paz (2013, ZZK) B+(***)
  18. Ezra Furman: The Year of No Returning (2013, Bar/None) B+(*)
  19. Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy (2013, ATO) B+(***)
  20. Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go (2013, Republic) B+(**)
  21. Hermitofthewoods: Land of the Lotus Eaters (2013, Endemik Music) B+(***)
  22. James Holden: The Inheritors (2013, Border Community) B+(**)
  23. Hurray for the Riff Raff: My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (2013, Mod Mobillian/This Is American Music) B+(**)
  24. Inc.: No World (2013, 4AD) B+(*)
  25. Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013, Roc Nation) B
  26. Nikki Lane: Walk of Shame (2011, IAmSound) B
  27. Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel: Hey Hey It's the Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band (2013, self-released) B+(***)
  28. Mac Miller: Watching Movies With the Sound Off (2013, Island) B-
  29. : Child Ballads (2013, Wilderland) A-
  30. Mount Kimbie: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (2013, Warp) B+(*)
  31. Willie Nile: American Ride (2013, Loud & Proud) B
  32. Zeena Parkins: The Adorables (2013, Cryptogramophone) B+(**)
  33. Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled (2013, Bella Union) B-
  34. Pet Shop Boys: Electric (2013, X2) A-
  35. Phoenix: Bankrupt! (2013, Glassnote) B
  36. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Mature Themes (2012, 4AD) B-
  37. Primal Scream: More Light (2013, First International) A-
  38. Queens of the Stone Age: . . . Like Clockwork (2013, Matador) B
  39. John Scofield: (2013, Emarcy) B+(*)
  40. Serengeti: The Kenny Dennis LP (2013, Anticon) B+(***)
  41. : Kveikur (2013, XL) B
  42. Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle (2010-12 [2013], Nonesuch, 2CD) B+(**)
  43. Slava: Raw Solutions (2013, Software) B+(**)
  44. Peter Stampfel/Baby Gramps: Outertainment (2010, Red Newt) B+(***)
  45. Peter Stampfel & the Worm All-Stars: A Sure Sign of Something (2011 [2012], KormDigitaal) B+(**)
  46. Mavis Staples: One True Vine (2013, Anti-) B+(**)
  47. The-Dream: IV Play (2013, Def Jam) B
  48. These New Puritans: Field of Reeds (2013, Infectious) C+
  49. Thundercat: Apocalypse (2013, Brainfeeder) C+
  50. Transplants: In a Warzone (2013, Epitaph) B+(***)
  51. Carmen Villain: Sleeper (2013, Smalltown Supersound) B+(*)
  52. The White Mandingos: The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (2013, Fat Beats) A-
  53. Daniel Wohl: Corps Exquis (2013, New Amsterdam) A-
  54. The Wonder Years: The Greatest Generation (2013, Hopeless) B+(**)
  55. : Oye!!! Live in Puerto Rico (2011 [2013], Miel Music) B+(***)
  56. The Beau Brummels: Introducing the Beau Brummels (1965, Autumn) B+(**)
  57. James Brown: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1965, King) B+(***)
  58. James Brown: Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud (1969, King) A-
  59. Buffalo Springfield: Last Time Around (1968, Atco) B
  60. The Byrds: Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969, Columbia) B
  61. The Byrds: The Ballad of Easy Rider (1969, Columbia) B-
  62. The Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band: Greatest Hits (1968, Vanguard) B+(***)
  63. John Coltrane: Dear Old Stockholm (1963-65 [1993], Impulse) B+(***)
  64. John Coltrane: Living Space (1965 [1998], Impulse) A-
  65. John Coltrane: Interstellar Space (1967 [1991], Impulse) A-
  66. John Coltrane: Expression (1967 [1993], Impulse) B+(**)
  67. Country Joe & the Fish: Electric Music for the Mind and Body (1967, Vanguard) B+(*)
  68. Country Joe & the Fish: I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (1967, Vanguard) B+(*)
  69. Cream: Fresh Cream (1966, Polydor) B+(**)
  70. Cream: Wheels of Fire (1968, Polydor) B+(*)
  71. Cream: Goodbye (1968 [1969], Polydor) B+(*)
  72. The Doors: Waiting for the Sun (1968, Elektra) B
  73. The Doors: The Soft Parade (1969, Elektra) B-
  74. Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (1967, Warner Brothers) A-
  75. Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun (1968, Warner Brothers) B
  76. Grateful Dead: Aoxomoxoa (1969, Warner Brothers) B+(***)
  77. Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul (1969, Stax) B
  78. The Hollies: Here I Go Again (1964, Imperial) B
  79. The Hollies: Hear! Here! (1965, Imperial) B+(*)
  80. The Hollies: Bus Stop (1966, Imperial) B+(*)
  81. The Hollies: Evolution (1967, Epic) A-
  82. Jefferson Airplane: Takes Off (1966, RCA) A-
  83. Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxter's (1967 [2003], RCA) B+(**)
  84. Jefferson Airplane: Crown of Creation (1968, RCA) B+(*)
  85. Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1968 [1969], RCA) B+(**)
  86. Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign (1966-67 [1967], Stax) A-
  87. The Lovin' Spoonful: Do You Believe in Magic (1965 [2002], Buddha) A-
  88. The Lovin' Spoonful: Daydream (1966 [2003], Buddha) B+(**)
  89. The Lovin' Spoonful: Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful (1966 [2003], Buddha) B+(**)
  90. The Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits (1965-70 [2000], Buddha) A-
  91. The Mamas and the Papas: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966, Dunhill) B+(*)
  92. Wilson Pickett: In the Midnight Hour (1965, Atlantic) A-
  93. Wilson Pickett: The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966, Atlantic) A
  94. Wilson Pickett: The Wicked Pickett (1966, Atlantic) B+(**)
  95. Wilson Pickett: The Sound of Wilson Pickett (1967, Atlantic) B+(***)
  96. Wilson Pickett: I'm in Love (1968, Atlantic) B+(***)
  97. Wilson Pickett: The Midnight Mover (1968, Atlantic) A-
  98. Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude (1969, Atlantic) A-
  99. Procol Harum: A Salty Dog (1969, A&M) B+(**)
  100. Otis Redding: Pain in My Heart (1964, Atco) A
  101. Otis Redding: The Soul Album (1966, Atco) A-
  102. Otis Redding/Carla Thomas: King & Queen (1967, Atco) A-
  103. SSgt Barry Sadler: Ballads of the Green Berets (1966 [1997], Collectors' Choice) D
  104. Sun Ra: Outer Spaceways Incorporated (1968 [1993], Black Lion) B+(**)
  105. The Temptations: Meet the Temptations (1964, Gordy) A-
  106. The Temptations: The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965, Gordy) B+(***)
  107. The Temptations: With a Lot o' Soul (1967, Gordy) B+(***)
  108. The Temptations: Wish It Would Rain (1968, Gordy) B+(*)
  109. The Temptations: Cloud Nine (1969, Gordy) A-
  110. Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band: Hoodoo Man Blues (1965, Delmark) A-
  111. The Who: The Who Sings My Generation (1965, MCA) B+(**)
  112. The Who: A Quick One (Happy Jack) (1966, Polydor) B+(***)
  113. Stevie Wonder: Up-Tight (1966, Tamla) B
  114. Stevie Wonder: Down to Earth (1966, Tamla) B-
  115. Stevie Wonder: For Once in My Life (1968, Tamla) B+(**)
  116. Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour (1969, Tamla) B+(***)

June 29

  1. Aceyalone: Leanin' on Slick (2013, Decon) A-
  2. Baths: Obsidian (2013, Anticon) B+(**)
  3. Terence Blanchard: Magnetic (2013, Blue Note) B+(*)
  4. Marshall Chapman: Blaze of Glory (2013, Tall Girl) B+(***)
  5. J. Cole: Born Sinner (2013, Roc Nation/Columbia) B+(***)
  6. Mark de Clive-Lowe & the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra: Take the Space Trane (2012 [2013], Tru Thoughts) B+(**)
  7. Deafheaven: Sunbather (2013, Deathwish) B+(***)
  8. Fat Tony: Smart Ass Black Boy (2013, Young One) B+(***)
  9. The Flaming Lips: The Terror (2013, Warner Brothers) B+(**)
  10. Future Bible Heroes: Partygoing (2013, Merge) B+(**)
  11. Mariem Hassan: (2012, Nubenegra) B+(***)
  12. Homeboy Sandman: Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent (2013, Stones Throw, EP) B+(*)
  13. Jon Hopkins: Immunity (2013, Domino) B+(***)
  14. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (2013, Relativity) B
  15. Kairos 4tet: Everything We Hold (2013, Naim Jazz) B+(**)
  16. Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle (2013, Ribbon Music) B+(**)
  17. Melt Yourself Down: Melt Yourself Down (2013, The Leaf Label) B+(**)
  18. Oblivians: Desperation (2013, In the Red) A-
  19. Martha Redbone Roots Project: The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake (2012, Blackfeet Productions) A-
  20. Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally: House & Garden (2013, Nell Robinson Music) B
  21. Daniel Romano: Come Cry With Me (2013, Normaltown) B+(*)
  22. Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (2013, Universal Republic) B+(**)
  23. Bobby Rush: Down in Louisiana (2013, Deep Rush) B+(**)
  24. SZA: S (2013, self-released, EP) B
  25. Rachid Taha: Zoom (2013, Wrasse) A-
  26. : Albala (2013, Glitterbeat) B+(**)
  27. Chandler Travis Three-O: This Is What Bears Look Like Under Water (2012 [2013], Iddy Biddy) B+(**)
  28. Tricky: False Idols (2013, !K7) A-
  29. Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction - Breakin' Glass (2012 [2013], Intakt) A-
  30. Trio 3 + Geri Allen: Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live at Birdland New York (2010 [2011], Intakt) A-
  31. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (2013, XL) A-
  32. Kanye West: Yeezus (2013, Def Jam) B+(*)
  33. Young Fathers: Tape One (2011 [2013], Anticon, EP) B+(*)
  34. Zomby: With Love (2013, 4AD, 2CD) B+(**)
  35. The Beautiful South: BBC Sessions (1989-98 [2007], UMVD, 2CD) B+(**)
  36. The Beautiful South: Golddiggas: Headnodders & Pholk Songs (2004, Sony Music [UK]) A-
  37. The Beautiful South: Superbi (2006, Sony/BMG [UK]) A-
  38. Bola: Volume 7 (2009 [2012], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  39. Colomach: Colomach (1974 [2013], Soundway) B+(*)
  40. The Funkees: Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (1973-77 [2012], Soundway) B+(**)
  41. Oliver Lake: NTU: Point From Which Creation Begins (1976 [2012], Universal Sound) A-
  42. Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings (2001, Barsuk) B+(***)
  43. Rilo Kiley: The Execution of All Things (2002, Saddle Creek) A-
  44. The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2000-12 [2013], World Music Network, 2CD) B+(**)
  45. The Rough Guide to African Disco (1976-2010 [2013], World Music Network, 2CD) B+(*)
  46. Wussy: Funeral Dress II (2011, Shake It) A-
  47. Wussy: Buckeye (2005-11 [2012], Damnably) A

May 29

  1. Adult.: The Way Things Fall (2013, Ghostly International) A-
  2. Terry Allen: Bottom of the World (2013, Tia) B+(**)
  3. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon (2012 [2013], New Amsterdam) B+(**)
  4. Atom[TM]: HD (2013, Raster-Noton) B+(**)
  5. Atoms for Peace: Amok (2013, XL) B+(*)
  6. Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety (2013, Software) B+(***)
  7. Bibio: Silver Wilkinson (2013, Warp) B+(*)
  8. Big Baby Gandhi: Unreleased Freestyles + Other Bad Song Ideas (2013, self-released, EP) B
  9. Big Baby Gandhi and Yuri Beats: America Eats Its Babies (2013, Greedhead, EP) B
  10. Nat Birchall: World Without Form (2012, Sound Soul and Spirit) B+(***)
  11. Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Dark & Dirty Mile (2013, Proud Souls Entertainment) B+(**)
  12. Ceramic Dog: Your Turn (2013, Northern Spy) A-
  13. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (2013, self-released) A-
  14. Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (2013, Daft Life/Columbia) B+(**)
  15. Daughter: If You Leave (2013, Glass Note) B
  16. Deerhunter: Monomania (2013, 4AD) A-
  17. Peter Ehwald: Double Trouble (2013, Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***)
  18. Ex Cops: True Hallucinations (2013, Other) B+(*)
  19. Fantasia: Side Effects of You (2013, RCA) B+(**)
  20. John Fogerty: Wrote a Song for Everyone (2013, Vanguard) B+(*)
  21. Foot Village: Make Memories (2013, Northern Spy) B+(*)
  22. Patty Griffin: American Kid (2013, New West) B+(***)
  23. Petra Haden: Petra Goes to the Movies (2013, Anti-) C+
  24. The Handsome Family: Wilderness (2013, Carrot Top) B+(***)
  25. The Haxan Cloak: Excavation (2013, Tri Angle) B+(*)
  26. Jenny Hval: Viscera (2011, Rune Grammofon) B+(*)
  27. Iggy & the Stooges: Ready to Die (2013, Fat Possum) B+(*)
  28. Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric: Czarface (2013, Brick) B+(*)
  29. Jamaican Queens: Wormfood (2013, Notown) B
  30. Justice: Access All Arenas (2013, Because) C+
  31. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jamo Ko (2013, Out Here) A-
  32. Uwe Kropinski: So Wie So: Acoustic Guitar Solos (2012 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(*)
  33. Oliver Lake/Christian Weber/Dieter Ulrich/Nils Wogram: All Decks (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(**)
  34. Little Women: Lung (2012 [2013], AUM Fidelity) B-
  35. Low: The Invisible Way (2013, Sub Pop) B-
  36. Natalie Maines: Mother (2013, Columbia) B-
  37. : Cuts (2012 [2013], Rare Noise) B
  38. Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin (2013, Wide Hive) A-
  39. The National: Trouble Will Find Me (2013, 4AD) B+(**)
  40. Neon Neon: Praxis Makes Perfect (2013, Lex) C+
  41. William Parker/Conny Bauer/Hamid Drake: Tender Exploration (2010 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***)
  42. Pistol Annies: Annie Up (2013, RCA) A-
  43. Mike Pride: Drummer's Corpse (2012 [2013], AUM Fidelity) B
  44. Mike Pride/From Bacteria to Boys: Birthing Days (2012 [2013], AUM Fidelity) B+(*)
  45. Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (2012 [2013], Nonesuch) B-
  46. The Replacements: Songs for Slim (2013, New West, EP) B+(*)
  47. Dawn Richard: Goldenheart (2013, AltaVoz) B+(*)
  48. Rilo Kiley: Rkives (2004-07 [2013], Little Record Company) A-
  49. RP Boo: Legacy (2013, Planet Mu) B+(**)
  50. Savages: Silence Yourself (2013, Matador) B+(*)
  51. Colin Stetson: New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light (2013, Constellation) A-
  52. Still Corners: Strange Pleasures (2013, Sub Pop) B+(*)
  53. Taylor Swift: Red (2012, Big Machine) B+(***)
  54. The Thermals: Desperate Ground (2013, Saddle Creek) B+(*)
  55. Tyler, the Creator: Wolf (2013, Odd Future) B
  56. Ben UFO: Fabriclive 67 (2013, Fabric, 2CD) B+(**)
  57. The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (2013, Rhymesayers Entertainment) A-
  58. Wavves: Afraid of Heights (2013, Mom + Pop Music) B
  59. : Phallus Dei (1969 [2006], Inside Out/Revisited) B+(***)
  60. David Axelrod: Songs of Experience (1969, Capitol) B
  61. The Balinese Gamelan: Music From the Morning of the World (1966, Nonesuch) A-
  62. Ray Barretto: Acid (1968, Fania) A-
  63. Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (1968, Philips) B+(*)
  64. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Gorilla (1967, Liberty) B+(*)
  65. Can: Monster Movie (1969, Mute) A-
  66. The Joe Cuba Sextet: Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push) (1967, Fania) A-
  67. Karen Dalton: It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (1969, Capitol) B-
  68. Tod Dockstader: Eight Electronic Pieces (1961, Folkways) B+(*)
  69. The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (1967, Reprise) B+(**)
  70. The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath (1968, Reprise) B
  71. John Fahey: The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (1964 [1999], Takoma) A-
  72. Brigitte Fontaine: (1969, Saravah) B+(***)
  73. Kim Fowley: Outrageous (1968, Imperial) C-
  74. The Godz: Contact High With the Godz (1966, ESP-Disk) B+(***)
  75. : (1963, Disques Vogue) B+(*)
  76. Pierre Henry: (1967, Philips) B+(***)
  77. The Meters: The Meters (1969, Josie) B+(**)
  78. The Monkees: Head (1968, Colgems) B+(**)
  79. The Monks: Black Monk Time (1965 [2009], Light in the Attic) B+(*)
  80. Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano (1969, Columbia Masterworks) A-
  81. Nico: The Marble Index (1969, Elektra) B+(**)
  82. Pauline Oliveros: Four Electronic Pieces, 1959-1966 (1959-66 [2008], Sub Rosa) B+(**)
  83. Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle (1968, Warner Brothers) C+
  84. Pearls Before Swine: One Nation Underground (1967, ESP-Disk) B
  85. The Pentangle: Basket of Light (1969, Transatlantic) B+(**)
  86. Perrey-Kingsley: The In Sound From Way Out! (1966, Vanguard) B+(**)
  87. The Red Crayola: The Parable of Arable Land (1967 [1993], Collectables) A-
  88. The Red Crayola: The Parable of Arable Land (1967 [2011], Sonic Boom, 2CD) B+(***)
  89. Rotary Connection: Rotary Connection (1968, Cadet Concept) B
  90. Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid (1966, Impulse) A-
  91. Pharoah Sanders: Jewels of Thought (1969, Impulse) B+(***)
  92. The Seeds: The Seeds (1966 [1987], GNP/Crescendo) A-
  93. The Sonics: Introducing the Sonics (1967, Jerden) B+(**)
  94. Alexander Spence: Oar (1969, Columbia) B+(*)
  95. Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (1967, Nonesuch) A-
  96. Morton Subotnick: The Wild Bull (1968, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  97. Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon/The Wild Bull (1967-68 [1994], Wergo) A-
  98. Sun Ra: The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (1961 [1962], Savoy) A-
  99. The 13th Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966 [1993], Collectables) A-
  100. The 13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere (1967 [1993], Collectables) A-
  101. The 13th Floor Elevators: Bull of the Woods (1968 [1993], Collectables) B+(**)
  102. The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble: Freedom & Unity (1967 [2001], Atavistic) A-
  103. (1968, Philips) A
  104. Townes Van Zandt: For the Sake of the Song (1968, Poppy) B
  105. Caetano Veloso: Caetano Veloso (1969, Philips) A-
  106. Scott Walker: Scott (1967, Smash) B-
  107. Scott Walker: Scott 2 (1968, Smash) C+

April 26

  1. Actress: R.I.P. (2012, Honest Jon's) B+(***)
  2. Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: White People and the Damage Done (2013, Alternative Tentacles) B+(*)
  3. James Blake: Overgrown (2013, Polydor) B
  4. Bombino: Nomad (2013, Nonesuch) B+(***)
  5. Charli XCX: True Romance (2013, Iamsound) B+(**)
  6. Chicha Libre: Cuatro Tigres () B+(*)
  7. Eric Church: Caught in the Act: Live (2011 [2013], EMI Nashville) B+(*)
  8. Chvrches: Recover (2013, Glassnote, EP) B+(*)
  9. DJ Koze: Amygdala (2013, Pampa) A-
  10. Maxmillion Dunbar: House of Woo (2013, RVNG Intl.) A-
  11. Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (2013, New West) A-
  12. Jonny Fritz: Dad Country (2013, ATO) B+(**)
  13. Ghostface Killah/Adrian Younge: Twelve Reasons to Die (2013, Relativity/Soul Temple) B+(***)
  14. Greyboy Allstars: Inland Emperor (2013, Knowledge Room) B
  15. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (2013, Mute, 2CD) A-
  16. The Knife: Silent Shout (2006, Rabid/Mute) B+(***)
  17. Lapalux: Nostalchic (2013, Brainfeeder) B+(*)
  18. Lil Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being II (2013, Cash Money) B+(**)
  19. Major Lazer: Free the Universe (2013, Secretly Canadian) B+(***)
  20. The Men: New Moon (2013, Sacred Bones) B
  21. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: No Morphine No Lillies (2013, Foxhaven/Royal Potato Family) A-
  22. Willie Nelson and Family: Let's Face the Music and Dance (2013, Legacy) B+(**)
  23. OneRepublic: Native (2013, Interscope) B
  24. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: English Electric (2013, Relativity) B+(**)
  25. Brad Paisley: Wheelhouse (2013, Arista Nashville) B
  26. Palma Violets: 180 (2013, Rough Trade) B+(**)
  27. Paramore: Paramore (2013, Fueled by Ramen) B
  28. Pennybirdrabbit: Safer (2013, Big Beat, EP) B+(**)
  29. Phosphorescent: Muchacho (2013, Dead Oceans) B+(**)
  30. Salva: Odd Furniture (2013, Friends of Friends, EP) B
  31. Shlohmo: Laid Out (2013, Friends of Friends, EP) B+(**)
  32. Skrillex: Leaving (2013, Owsla, EP) B+(*)
  33. William Tyler: Impossible Truth (2013, Merge) B+(**)
  34. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (2013, Matador) B+(*)
  35. Charles Walker & the Dynamites: Love Is Only Everything (2013, Gemco) B-
  36. Will.i.am: #Willpower (2013, Interscope) B+(*)
  37. Wire: Change Becomes Us (2013, Pink Flag) B+(**)
  38. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito (2013, Interscope) A-
  39. Bettie Serveert: Palomine (1992, Matador) B+(**)
  40. Samuel Blaser Quartet: Boundless (2010 [2011], Hatology) B+(*)
  41. Dur-Dur Band: Volume 5 (1987 [2013], Awesome Tapes From Africa) B+(***)
  42. Moreno and L'Orch First Moja-One: Sister Pili + 2 (1977-83 [2012], Sterns Africa) A-
  43. New Order: Lost Sirens (2003-04 [2013], Rhino) B+(**)
  44. Orchestra Baobab: (1971-77 [2009], Syllart, 2CD) A-
  45. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Epoque Volume 2 (1973-76 [2012], Syllart, 2CD) A-
  46. Leon Thomas: The Creator 1969-1973: The Best of the Flying Dutchman Masters (1969-73 [2013], BGP) B+(*)
  47. The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (1967-76 [2013], BGP) B+(*)

March 28

  1. Ellen Allien: LISm (2011-12 [2013], Bpitch Control) B+(***)
  2. ASAP Rocky: Long. Live. ASAP (2013, Polo Grounds/RCA) B+(**)
  3. Autechre: Exai (2013, Warp, 2CD) B+(***)
  4. Bilal: A Love Surreal (2013, E1) B+(**)
  5. : Elegancia Tropical (2012 [2013], Soundway) A-
  6. David Bowie: The Next Day (2013, Columbia) B+(*)
  7. Cakes Da Killa: The Eulogy (2013, Mishka) B+(**)
  8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky (2013, Bad Seeds) B
  9. Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving (2013, Matador) B+(**)
  10. J Cole: Yours Truly (2013, self-released, EP) B+(***)
  11. Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender, Vols. 1 & 2 (2011 [2013], Real World) B+(**)
  12. Mary Flower: Misery Loves Company (2011, Yellow Dog) B+(**)
  13. Ben Goldberg: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues (2008 [2013], BAG) B+(***)
  14. Ben Goldberg: Unfold Ordinary Mind (2012 [2013], BAG) B+(**)
  15. Good Riddance, George W. Bush (2008, Selector Series) A-
  16. Wycliffe Gordon: Dreams of New Orleans (2012, Chesky) B
  17. Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon (2013, Nonesuch) B+(**)
  18. Iceage: You're Nothing (2013, Matador) B
  19. Koby Israelite: Blues From Elsewhere (2013, Asphalt Tango) B
  20. Kool A.D.: 63 (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  21. Kool A.D.: 19 (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  22. Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Strong Place (2012 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  23. Local Natives: Hummingbird (2013, Frenchkiss) B-
  24. The Lone Bellow: The Lone Bellow (2013, Descendant) B-
  25. Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition: White Buffalo (2012 [2013], Fat Possum/Turnstile) B
  26. The Mavericks: In Time (2013, Valory) B
  27. Pat Metheny: The Ochestrion Project (2012 [2013], Nonesuch, 2CD) B
  28. Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (2013, Warner Brothers) A-
  29. Gurf Morlix: Finds the Present Tense (2013, Rootball) B+(***)
  30. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park (2013, Mercury Nashville) A-
  31. Kate Nash: Girl Talk (2013, INgrooves) A-
  32. Next Collective: Cover Art (2012 [2013], Concord) B-
  33. Kassa Overall: Stargate Mixtape (2011, Greedhead) A-
  34. Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory: Elements of Light (2013, Rough Trade) B+(**)
  35. Madeleine Peyroux: The Blue Room (2013, Emarcy) B+(**)
  36. Pissed Jeans: Honeys (2013, Sub Pop) B-
  37. Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes Volume 1: Avant Shards (2010, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  38. Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes Volume 2: Do You Synthesize? (2011, self-released, EP) B+(*)
  39. Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes Volume 3: All Pathways Open (2012, self-released) B+(**)
  40. Rhye: Woman (2013, Polydor) B
  41. Carrie Rodriguez: Give Me All You Got (2013, Ninth Street Opus) B+(**)
  42. Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In (2013, ATO) B+(*)
  43. Boz Scaggs: Memphis (2013, 429) B+(**)
  44. Sex Mob: Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti: Sex Mob Plays Fellini (2013, The Royal Potato Family) B+(***)
  45. The Slide Brothers: Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers (2013, Concord) B
  46. Son Volt: Honky Tonk (2013, Rounder) B+(*)
  47. Alexander Spit: A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside (2013, Decon) B+(**)
  48. Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob: The Sound of America (2013, Frederick Productions/Red Newt) A-
  49. Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (2013, Vapor/Sire) B+(**)
  50. They Might Be Giants: Nanobots (2013, Idlewild) B+(***)
  51. Richard Thompson: Electric (2013, New West) B+(**)
  52. Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience (2013, RCA) B+(*)
  53. Torres: Torres (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  54. Waxahatchee: American Weekend (2012, Don Giovanni) B+(*)
  55. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (2013, Don Giovanni) A-
  56. Omri Ziegele/Yves Theiler: Inside Innocence (2012 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  57. Art Ensemble of Chicago: A Jackson in Your House/Message to Our Folks/Reese and the Smooth Ones (1969 [2012], Snapper, 2CD) B+(***)
  58. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Tutankhamun (1969, Black Lion) B+(*)
  59. Borah Bergman with Andrew Cyrille: The Human Factor (1992 [1993], Soul Note) B+(***)
  60. Borah Bergman with Hamid Drake: Reflections on Ornette Coleman and the Stone House (1995, Soul Note) B+(*)
  61. Marion Brown: Porto Novo (1967-70 [1994], Black Lion) B+(***)
  62. Barry Guy: Fizzles (1991 [1993], Maya) B+(**)
  63. Barry Guy and the Now Orchestra: Study/Witch Gong Game 11/10 (1994, Maya) B+(*)
  64. Barry Guy: Symmetries (2001 [2002], Maya) B+(***)
  65. Charlie Haden: The Golden Number (1976 [1977], A&M) B+(***)
  66. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Live (1964-1970) (1964-70 [2012], Hip-O Select, 3CD) A-
  67. Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton and Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby (1999 [2000], Leo, 2CD) B+(***)
  68. : (1986 [1996], Intakt) B+(**)
  69. : (1987 [1996], Intakt) A-
  70. : (1988 [1996], Intakt) A-
  71. : (1990 [1992], Intakt) A
  72. : (1995 [1996], Intakt) A
  73. : Chicago Piano Solo (2000 [2001], Intakt) B+(***)
  74. : Ulrichsberg (2003 [2004], Intakt) A-
  75. : Where's Africa (2004 [2005], Intakt) A-

February 26

  1. Patricia Barber: Smash (2012 [2013], Concord Jazz) B
  2. Batida: Batida (2012, Soundway) A-
  3. Beach Fossils: Clash the Truth (2013, Captured Tracks) B
  4. Bettie Serveert: Oh, Mayhem! (2013, Second Motion) B+(***)
  5. Erin Boheme: What a Life (2012 [2013], Heads Up) B+(*)
  6. Cold Specks: I Predict a Graceful Expulsion (2012, Mute) B+(**)
  7. Darkstar: News From Nowhere (2013, Warp) C+
  8. Diplo: Express Yourself (2012, Mad Decent, EP) B+(**)
  9. Dobie: We Will Not Harm You (2013, Big Dada) A-
  10. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: The Jazz Age (2012 [2013], BMG/Relativity) B
  11. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside: Untamed Beast (2013, Partisan) B-
  12. Max Gomez: Rule the World (2013, New West) B
  13. Kitty: D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (2013, self-released, EP) B
  14. Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Stranger in My Land (2013, Bloodshot) A-
  15. Joe Lovano Us Five: Cross Culture (2012 [2013], Blue Note) A-
  16. Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies: Fortune Songs (2012, Paint Box) B+(***)
  17. Monoswezi: The Village (2013, Riverboat) B+(**)
  18. Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream (2011, Rootball) A-
  19. Aaron Neville: My True Story (2013, Blue Note) B+(***)
  20. Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold (2012 [2013], What's Your Rupture?) A-
  21. Pere Ubu: Lady From Shanghai (2013, Fire) B+(**)
  22. Public Enemy: Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp (2012, Enemy) A-
  23. Public Enemy: The Evil Empire of Everything (2012, Enemy) A-
  24. Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras Meet the Congos: Icon Give Thank [FRKWYS Vol. 9] (2012, RVNG Intl.) B+(*)
  25. Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net (2011 [2013], Blue Note) B+(**)
  26. Wax Tailor: Dusky Rainbow From the Dark (2012, Le Plan/Lab'oratoire) B+(**)
  27. Kelly Willis/Bruce Robison: Cheater's Game (2013, Premium/Thirty Tigers) B+(***)
  28. Wussy: Berneice Huff and Son, Bill Sings . . . Popular Favorites (2013, Shake It) B+(***)
  29. Yo La Tengo: Fade (2013, Matador) B+(**)
  30. Yo Ma Ma [Stephen Kalinich/Jon Tiven]: Symptomology/Shortcuts to Infinity (2012, Ms Music, 2CD) A-
  31. Anthony Braxton/Marilyn Crispell: Duets: Vancouver 1989 (1989 [1990], Music & Arts) B+(***)
  32. Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works: 1983-1986: Solo Duo Quartet (1983-86 [2001], Leo, 2CD) A-
  33. Marilyn Crispell/Reggie Workman/Doug James: Gaia (1987 [1988], Leo) A-
  34. Marilyn Crispell Trio: (1989 [1990], Leo) A-
  35. Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco (1987-89 [1990], Music & Arts) B+(**)
  36. Marilyn Crispell/Georg Graewe: Piano Duets (1991 [1992], Leo, 2CD) A-
  37. Marilyn Crispell: Highlights From the 1992 American Tour (1992 [1993], Music & Arts) B+(***)
  38. Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations/Three Composers (1992 [1993], Leo) B
  39. Marilyn Crispell/Tim Berne: Inference (1992 [1995], Music & Arts) B+(*)
  40. Marilyn Crispell/Anders Jormin/Raymond Strid: Spring Tour (1994 [1995], Alice) B+(**)
  41. Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College, 1995 (1995, Music & Arts) B+(***)
  42. Marilyn Crispell: The Woodstock Concert (1995 [1996], Music & Arts) A
  43. Marilyn Crispell/Stefano Maltese: Red (1999 [2000], Black Saint) B+(*)
  44. Barry Guy/Mats Gustafsson/Raymond Strid Trio with Marilyn Crispell: Gryffgryffgryffs (1996 [1997], Music & Arts) B+(**)
  45. Joseph Jarman/Marilyn Crispell: Connecting Spirits (1996, Music & Arts) B+(**)
  46. Ivo Perelman/Marilyn Crispell/Gerry Hemingway/William Parker: En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs (1996 [1997], Music & Arts) A-
  47. Reggie Workman Ensemble: Altered Spaces (1992 [1993], Leo) B

January 29

  1. Oren Ambarchi: Sagittarian Domain (2012, Editions Mego) B+(***)
  2. Oren Ambarchi/Robin Fox: Connected (2012, Kranky) B+(*)
  3. Bobby Bare: Darker Than Light (2012, E1/Plowboy) B+(*)
  4. Han Bennink Trio: Bennink & Co. (2012, ILK) A-
  5. Black Prairie: A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart (2012, Sugar Hill) B+(**)
  6. Burial: Street Halo/Kindred (2011-12 [2012], Hyperdub) A-
  7. John Butcher: Bell Trove Spools (2010-11 [2012], Northern Spy) B
  8. Carter Tutti Void: Transverse (2012, Mute) B+(***)
  9. Converge: All We Love We Leave Behind (2012, Epitaph) B
  10. Marilyn Crispell/Gerry Hemingway: Affinities (2009-10 [2011], Intakt) B+(***)
  11. The dB's: Falling Off the Sky (2012, Bar/None) B+(*)
  12. Lana Del Rey: Paradise (2012, Interscope) B
  13. Mac DeMarco: 2 (2012, Captured Tracks) B+(*)
  14. : Vier Halbe (2012, Intakt) B+(***)
  15. DIIV: Oshin (2012, Captured Tracks) B+(**)
  16. Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes (2012, 4AD) B+(**)
  17. Alexander Hawkins Ensemble: All There, Ever Out (2012, Babel) B+(**)
  18. Angel Haze: Reservation (2012, self-released) B+(***)
  19. Holly Herndon: Movement (2012, RVNG Intl.) B
  20. Caroline Herring: Camilla (2012, Signature Sounds) B+(*)
  21. Holy Other: Held (2012, Tri Angle) B
  22. How to Dress Well: Total Loss () B
  23. Ben Howard: Every Kingdom (2012, Universal Republic) B
  24. Jam City: Classical Curves (2012, Night Slugs) B+(**)
  25. Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (2012, Vanguard) B+(**)
  26. : Six Cups of Rebel (2012, Smalltown Supersound) B-
  27. : Smalhans (2012, Smalltown Supersound) B+(**)
  28. Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe (2012, Fiesta Red) B
  29. Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 (2012, Atlantic) B+(**)
  30. Mika: The Origin of Love (2012, Casablanca) A-
  31. Buddy Miller/Jim Lauderdale: Buddy and Jim (2012, New West) B-
  32. Father John Misty: Fear Fun (2012, Sub Pop) B
  33. Hudson Mohawke x Lunice: Tnght (2012, Warp, EP) B+(*)
  34. Maria Muldaur, et al.: . . . First Came Memphis Minnie (2012, Stony Plain) B+(***)
  35. Mungolian Jet Set: Mungodelics (2012, Smalltown Supersound) B+(***)
  36. : () B+(*)
  37. Niyaz: Sumud (2012, Six Degrees) B+(*)
  38. : (2012, Soundway) A-
  39. Lindi Ortega: Cigarettes & Truckstops (2012, Last Gang) B+(*)
  40. Charlie Peacock: No Man's Land (2012, Twenty Ten) B+(*)
  41. John Pizzarelli: Double Exposure (2012, Telarc) B
  42. Plan B: Ill Manors (2012, Atlantic) B+(*)
  43. P.O.S: We Don't Even Live Here (2012, Rhymesayers Entertainment) B+(*)
  44. Tom Rainey Trio: Camino Cielo Echo (2011 [2012], Intakt) B+(***)
  45. Redd Kross: Researching the Blues (2012, Merge) C+
  46. Rodrigo y Gabriela & C.U.B.A.: Area 52 (2012, ATO) B+(***)
  47. Roller Trio: Roller Trio (2012, F-ire) B+(***)
  48. Chelle Rose: Ghost of Browder Holler (2012, Lil' Damsel) B+(**)
  49. Matthew Ryan: In the Dusk of Everything (2012, self-released) B+(**)
  50. : (2011 [2012], Intakt) B+(**)
  51. Shovels & Rope: O' Be Joyful (2012, Dualtone) B+(*)
  52. Gwilym Simcock/Tim Garland/Asaf Sirkis: Lighthouse (2012, ACT) B
  53. Chris Smither: Hundred Dollar Valentine (2012, Signature Sounds) B+(*)
  54. Sotho Sounds: Junk Funk (2012, Riverboat) B+(**)
  55. The Soul Rebels: Unlock Your Mind (2012, Rounder) B
  56. Todd Terje: It's the Arps (2012, Smalltown Supersound, EP) A-
  57. This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (2011, Icehouse, 2CD) B+(***)
  58. Scott Walker: Bish Bosch (2012, 4AD) C-
  59. Matthew E. White: Big Inner (2012, Hometapes) B
  60. Dwight Yoakam: 3 Pears (2012, Warner Brothers) B+(*)
  61. Ab-Soul: Control System (2012, !K7) B+(**)
  62. Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper (2012, Sub Pop) B+(***)
  63. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: Satchmo at Symphony Hall [65th Anniversary]: The Complete Performances (1947 [2012], Hip-O Select, 2CD) A-
  64. Buster Bailey: All About Memphis (1958, Felsted) B+(***)
  65. Can: The Lost Tapes (1968-77 [2012], Mute, 3CD) A-
  66. Don Cherry: Organic Music Society (1971-72 [2012], Caprice) B+(*)
  67. The Complete Stanley Dance Felsted "Mainstream Jazz" Recordings 1958-1959 (1958-59, Fresh Sound, 9CD) B+(***)
  68. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin Quintet: Live at Minton's Playhouse in New York City: Complete Recordings (1961 [2012], Fresh Sound, 2CD) A-
  69. Bill Evans: Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate (1968 [2012], Resonance, 2CD) A-
  70. Bill Evans: Momentum (1972 [2012], Limetree, 2CD) B+(**)
  71. Coleman Hawkins: The High and Mighty Hawk (1958, Felsted) A-
  72. Coleman Hawkins: Moodsville (1960 [2003], Fresh Sound) B+(**)
  73. Earl Hines/Cozy Cole: Earl's Backroom and Cozy's Caravan (1958, Felsted) B+(*)
  74. Budd Johnson: Blues a la Mode (1958, Felsted) A-
  75. Little Richard: Here's Little Richard (1955-57 [2012], Specialty) B+(**)
  76. Hank Mobley: Newark 1953 (1953 [2012], Uptown, 2CD) B+(***)
  77. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Diz 'n Bird at Carnegie Hall (1947 [1997], Blue Note) B
  78. Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes (1949-50 [1995], Verve) B-
  79. Charlie Parker: South of the Border (1948-52 [1995], Verve) B+(***)
  80. Charlie Parker: Big Band (1950-53 [1999], Verve) B-
  81. Charlie Parker: At Storyville (1953 [1988], Blue Note) B
  82. Charlie Parker: Now's the Time (1952-53 [1990], Verve) A-
  83. The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (1953 [2012], Debut/OJC) B+(*)
  84. Charlie Parker: Complete Jazz at Massey Hall (1953 [2003], Jazz Factory) B+(***)
  85. Bud Powell: Jazz at Massey Hall: Volume Two (1953 [1991], Debut/OJC) B
  86. Laurie Spiegel: The Expanding Universe (1974-80 [2012], Unseen Worlds, 2CD) A-
  87. Rex Stewart: Rendezvous With Rex (1958, Felsted) B+(**)
  88. Billy Strayhorn: Cue for Saxophone (1959, Felsted) A-
  89. Buddy Tate: Swinging Like . . . Tate (1958, Felsted) B+(**)
  90. Jack Teagarden: Texas Trombone (1958 [2012], Black Lion Vault) B+(*)
  91. Mal Waldron: Quiet Temple (1964 [2012], Black Lion Vault) A-
  92. Mal Waldron: The Search (1970s [2012], Black Lion Vault) B+(**)
  93. Ben Webster/Johnny Hodges Sextet: The Complete 1960 Jazz Cellar Session (1960 [2011], Solar) A-
  94. Dicky Wells: Bones for the King (1958, Felsted) B+(**)
  95. Dicky Wells: Trombone Four in Hand (1959, Felsted) B+(*)