Music Tracking 2014

These are 2014 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note (usually taken from AMG). When I first put this file together, I dropped records once I had rated them. On Aug. 25, I folded the year-end list back in, both to give a sense of context (what I've heard vs. what I haven't) and to weed out some errors.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

Option selectors:

New Releases

  • +/-: Jumping the Tracks (Teenbeat) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • +++: +++ (Sumerian) [02-11] - indie electronic
  • The 2 Bears: The Night Is Young (Southern Fried) [10-14] - club/dance
  • #1 Dads: About Face ()
  • 2:54: The Other I (Bella Union) [11-11] - hard rock
  • 3D [Dabrowski Davis Drury]: Vermilion Tree (ForTune) - jazz
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Livesos (Capitol) [12-16] - pop
  • 36: Dream Tempest (3six) [07-16] - ambient
  • 50 Cent: Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win (G-Unit) [06-03] - east coast rap
  • 100s: Ivry (Fool's Gold) - rap
  • 311: Stereolithic (311)
  • 1688 Orchestra: Bajan Jazz Routes, Vol 1 (self-released) - jazz
  • 1724: Escaped Fragments (Klopotec) - jazz
  • 3108: 3108 (Trouble in Mind) [04-29] - indie pop
  • Mindi Abair: Wild Heart (Concord/Heads Up) [05-27] - contemporary jazz
  • ABBA: Live at Wembley Arena (Polydor) [09-30] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Luke Abbott: Wysing Forest (Border Community) [06-23] - electronic
  • Absolutely Free: Absolutely Free (Lefse) [10-14] - indie rock
  • The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch (Rise) [10-14] - heavy metal
  • Accept: Blind Rage (Nuclear Blast) [08-19] - hard rock
  • AC/DC: Rock or Bust (Columbia) [12-02] - hard rock
  • The Acid: Liminal (Mute) [07-15] - indie electronic
  • The Steve Adamyk Band: Dial Tone (Dirtnap) [07-01] - alt/indie rock
  • Addison Groove: Addison Groove Presents James Grieve (50 Weapons) [03-04] - electronic
  • Adelitas Way: Stuck (Virgin) [07-29] - alt metal
  • Adorn: You'll Never Get to Heaven ()
  • Adult Jazz: Gist Is (Spare Thought) [08-05] - indie pop
  • AEvangelist: Writhes in the Murk () - metal
  • Africa Express: Presents . . . Terry Riley's In C (Transgressive)
  • Afrikan Boy: The ABCD (Yam) [08-18] - African
  • Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes (Zoho) - Latin jazz
  • Afrojack: Forget the World (Def Jam/Island/Wall) [05-20] - EDM
  • Ages and Ages: Divisionary (Partisan) [03-25] - alt-country
  • Agalloch: The Serpent & the Sphere (Profound Lore) [05-13] - black metal
  • Ages & Ages: Divisionary ()
  • Anders Ahlen Unit: Lines and Dots (Signal and Sound) - jazz
  • Kiran Ahluwalia: Sanata: Stillness (Magenta) [10-14] - world
  • Lydia Ainsworth: Right From Real (Arbutus) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Air Dubai: Be Calm (Hopeless) [07-01] - alt rap
  • Akrobatik: Built to Last (self-released)
  • Gerald Albright: Slam Dunk (Heads Up) [08-05] - smooth jazz
  • Alcest: Shelter (Prophecy) [01-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Jason Aldean: Old Boots, New Dirt (Broken Bow) [10-07] - contemporary country
  • Hannah Aldridge: Razor Wire (Trodden Black Entertainment)
  • Alesana: The Decade (Artery, EP) [04-01] - post-hardcore
  • Ralph Alessi/Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Lark (Skirl) - jazz
  • Eric Alexander: Chicago Fire (High Note) [03-25] - post-bop
  • Alias: Pitch Black Prism (Anticon) [06-24] - left-field hip-hop
  • Allah-Las: Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure) [09-16] - garage rock revival
  • Damian Allegretti/Erik Friedlander/Tony Malaby: Stoddard Place () [jazz]
  • Bishop Allen: Lights Out (Dead Oceans) [08-19] - indie rock
  • Hoodie Allen: People Keep Talking (self-released) [10-14] - pop-rap
  • JD Allen: Bloom (Savant) [04-22] - jazz
  • Devon Allman: Ragged & Dirty (Ruf) [10-14] - blues/rock
  • Allman Brothers Band: Lockn' Festival, Arlington, VA -- September 7, 2014 (Munckmusic) - jam band
  • Marcello Allulli Trio: Mat (Zone di Musica) - jazz
  • Fabian Almazan: Rhizome (ArtistShare) - piano jazz
  • Herb Alpert: In the Mood (Shout! Factory) [09-30] - contemporary jazz
  • August Alsina: Testimony (Def Jam) [04-15] - rap
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Cavalo (Easy Sound) [05-06]
  • The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads (Domino) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Oren Ambarchi: Quixotism (Editions Mego) [10-28] - experimental ambient
  • Oren Ambarchi/Eli Keszler: Alps (Dancing Wayang) - jazz
  • Oren Ambarchi/Stephen O'Malley/Randall Dunn: Shade Themes From Kairos (Drag City) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Elisa Ambrogio: The Immoralist (Drag City) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Amen Dunes: Love (Sacred Bones) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Scott Amendola/Charlie Hunter: Pucker (Sazi) - jazz
  • American Authors: Oh, What a Life (Island) [03-04] - indie pop
  • American Hi-Fi: Blood & Lemonade (Rude) [09-09] - punk-pop
  • American Young: American Young (Curb, EP) [08-26] - contemporary country
  • The Ames Room: Struggling in Public (Norwegianism) - jazz
  • Sam Amidon: Lily-O (Nonesuch) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • The Amity Affliction: Let the Ocean Take Me (Roadrunner) [06-10] - metalcore
  • AMM: Place Sub V (Matchless) - jazz
  • Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics) [05-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Amps for Christ: Canyons Cars and Crows (Shrimper) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Anathema: Distant Satellites (Kscope) [06-10] - neo-prog
  • Anberlin: Lowborn (Tooth & Nail) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: IX (Superball Music) [11-11] - pop/rock
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad: Christmas Island (Side One Dummy) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Miguel Angelo: Branco (self-released) - jazz
  • Anjou: Anjou (Kranky) [09-16] - indie rock
  • Antemasque: Antemasque (Universal) [11-10] - pop/rock
  • Michael Anthony Natural Instincts Trio: Nostalgia (self-released) - jazz
  • Anthroprophh: Outside the Circle (Rocket)
  • The Antlers: Familiars (Anti-) [06-17] - dream pop
  • Antony and the Johnsons/Charles Atlas: Turning (Secretly Canadian) [11-11] - soundtracks
  • Apache Dropout: Heavy Window (Magnetic South) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • The Apache Relay: The Apache Relay (Nomadic) [04-22] - indie rock
  • Apuh!: Ett (Pälsrobot) - jazz
  • The Aquadolls: Stoked on You (Burger) [12-02] - indie pop
  • Arabrot: I Modi (Fysisk Format)
  • Arc Iris: Arc Iris (Anti-Epitaph) [04-01] - singer-songwriter
  • Archipelago: Archipelago Matters ()
  • Architects: Lost Forever/Lost Together (Epitaph) [03-10]
  • Architecture in Helsinki: NOW + 4EVA (Casual Workout) [04-01] - indie pop
  • Johnny Aries: Unbloomed (Frenchkiss) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Arkells: High Noon (Dine Alone) [08-05] - alt pop-rock
  • Olof Arnalds: Palme (One Little Indian) [09-30] - indie folk
  • Olafur Arnalds: Gimme Shelter [Music From the Motion Picture] (Milan) [04-29] - soundtracks
  • Arp: Pulsars e Quasars (Mexican Summer, EP) [09-23] - electronic
  • Art Decade: Art Decade () [02-18] - indie rock
  • Art Department: Natural Selection (No 19 Music) [11-18] - club/dance
  • Joseph Arthur: Lou (Vanguard)
  • Syd Arthur: Sound Mirror (Harvest/Virgin) [05-20] - neo-psychedelia
  • Ásgeir: In the Silence (One Little Indian) [02-04] - Icelandic folk
  • Ashanti: Braveheart (E1) [03-04] - contemporary r&b
  • The Askew Sisters: In the Air or the Earth (Rootbeat)
  • Greg Ashley: Another Generation of Slaves (Trouble in Mind) [02-25] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Ashrae Fax: Never Really Been Into It (Mexican Summer) [08-26] - dream pop
  • Asia: Gravitas (Frontiers) [03-25] - neo-prog
  • Ai Aso: Lone (Ideologic Organ) [04-15] - psychedelic pop
  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Bring Us Together (Hot Bus/Rough Trade) [09-16] - alt dance
  • Astr: Varsity (Theory Entertainment, EP) [01-21]
  • At the Gates: At War With Reality ()
  • Nicole Atkins: Slow Phaser (Oh Mercy!) [02-04] - alt singer-songwriter
  • The Atlas Moth: The Old Believer (Profound Lore) [06-10] - doom metal
  • Shinichi Atobe: Butterfly Effect (DDS)
  • Atriarch: An Unending Pathway () - metal
  • Audio One: The Midwest School (Audiographic) [05-15] - free jazz
  • Augustines: Augustines (Caroline) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Ausmuteants: Ausmuteants (Aargt/Goner) [04-01] - alt/indie rock
  • Autistic Youth: Nonage (Dirtnap) [01-14] - punk revival
  • Autopsy: Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves ()
  • Ava Luna: Electric Balloon (Western Vinyl) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Avicii: True: Avicci by Avicci (Island) [04-08] - EDM
  • Awakening Orchestra: Vol 1: This Is Not the Answer (Innova) - jazz
  • Axxa/Abraxas: Axxa/Abraxas (Captured Tracks) [03-04] - neo-psychedelia
  • Marvin Ayres: Ultraradian Rhythms (Wall of Waves/Market Square) [07-15]
  • Azure: Hiptronics (Azuremusic) - jazz
  • The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring (Masterworks) [03-25] - avant-garde
  • Bad Suns: Language & Perspective (Vagrant) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Joachim Badenhorst: Forest Mori (Klein) - jazz
  • Jonathan Badger: Verse (Cuneiform) [09-30] - experimental rock
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires: Dereconstructed (Sub Pop) [05-27] - American trad rock
  • Aram Bajakian: There Were Flowers Also in Hell (self-released)
  • Aram Bajakian & Julia Úlehla: Dálava (self-released) [10-14]
  • Ginger Baker: Why? (Motéma Music) [05-27] - continental jazz
  • Jim Baker/Sarah Ritch: Articular Facet 5.3 (Pan y Rosas) - jazz
  • Nat Baldwin: In the Hollows (Western Vinyl) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Ball Park Music: Puddinghead ()
  • Frankie Ballard: Sunshine & Whiskey (Warner Bros.) [02-11] - country
  • Ballet School: The Dew Lasts an Hour (Bella Union) [09-09] - alt pop/rock
  • Ballister: Both Ends (Bocian) [03-00] - free jazz
  • The Bamboos: Fever in the Road (Nettwerk) [04-01] - retro soul
  • Band of Horses: Acoustic at the Ryman (Brown/KLS) [02-11] - indie rock
  • Band of Skulls: Himalayan (Electric Blues) [04-01] - punk blues
  • Banda Magda: Yerakina (Ground Up) - world
  • Alex Banks: Illuminate (Monkeytown) [06-10] - electronic
  • Banks: Goddess (Harvest) [09-09] - alt pop/rock
  • Lee Bannon: Alternate Endings (Ninja Tune) [01-13]
  • Lee Bannon: Main/Flex (Babygrande/Chillectro) [11-04] - experimental electronic
  • Baptet: Trash Nova (Brakophonic) - jazz-rock
  • Diego Barber + Craig Taborn: Tales (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Tomas Barfod: Love Me (Secretly Canadian) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Baring Teeth: Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins () - metal
  • The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator (Secret City) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Serious Sam Barrett: Any Road (Yadig?)
  • Barrier of Broken Leaves: Spite (Turmeric Magnitudes)
  • Mark Barrott: Sketches From an Island (International Feel) [06-10] - ambient techno
  • Barrows: Red Giant (self-released) [05-06]
  • Bas: Last Winter (Dreamville/Interscope) [04-29] - rap
  • Stella Bass: Too Darn Hot (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Bastille: VS (Other People's Heartache, Pt III (Virgin) [12-09] - alt dance
  • Jon Batiste/Chad Smith/Bill Laswell: The Process (MOD Technologies) - jazz
  • Peter Matthew Bauer: Liberation! (Mexican Summer) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Jam Baxter: . . . So We Ate Them Whole (High Focus) [12-01]
  • Bayside: Cult (Hopeless) [02-18] - punk-pop
  • Be (Garth Be): The Seven Movements (SweetSticky) [12-01]
  • Beach Day: Native Echoes (Kanine) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Willis Earl Beal: Experiments in Time (CD Baby) [08-12] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Bear Hands: Distraction (Cantora) [02-18]
  • Bear in Heaven: Time Is Over One Day Old (Dead Oceans) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Bear's Den: Island ()
  • Fini Bearman: Porgy and Bess (F-ire) - vocal jazz
  • Arthur Beatrice: Working Out (Harvest) [03-04] - indie electronic
  • Albert Beger Trio: The Way to Go (Jazzis) - jazz
  • Behemoth: The Satanist (Metal Blade) [02-04] - metal
  • Maya Beiser: Uncovered (Innova) [08-26]
  • Beka/Logic Project: Beka/Logic Project ()
  • Andrea Belfi/David Grubbs/Stefano Pilla: Dust & Mirrors (Blue Chopsticks/Drag City) [02-25] - experimental
  • Olga Bell: Krai (New Amsterdan/One Little Indian) [04-29] - Russian traditions
  • The Belle Brigade: Just Because (ATO) [03-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Bob Bellerue: Cure the Antidote (Los Discos Enfantasmes)
  • Bellowhead: Revival (Island) [07-01] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Anat Ben David: Melech (self-released)
  • Marco Benevento: Swift (The Royal Potato Family) [09-16] - indie rock
  • Ben Bennett/Jack Wright: Tangle (Public Eyesore) - jazz
  • Ginger Berglung & Scott Whitfield: Solitary Moon (Bi-Coastal Music) - jazz
  • Jerry Bergonzi: Intersecting Lines (Savant) [04-12] - jazz
  • David Berkeley: The Fire in My Head (Straw Man Music)
  • Ken Berman: Sound Poetry (MMG Music) - jazz
  • Peter Bernstein: Solo Guitar: Live at Smalls (Smalls Live) - jazz
  • Betraying the Martyrs: Phantom (Sumerian) [07-15] - heavy metal
  • Andy Bey: Pages From an Imaginary Life (HighNote) - vocal jazz
  • Beyond Creation: Earthborn Evolution ()
  • Bibio: The Green (Warp, EP) [01-28] - electronica
  • Big Four/Tony Malaby: Mind the Gap (Self) - jazz
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Big Scary: Not Art (Barsuk) [03-25]
  • Big Smo: Kuntry Livin' (Elektra Nashville) [06-03] - contemporary country
  • Big Wreck: Ghosts (Anthem/Rounder/Zoë) [07-15] - alt metal
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Singer's Grave/A Sea of Tongues (Drag City/Palace) [09-30] - indie rock
  • Bing & Ruth: Tomorrow Was the Golden Age (RVNG Intl) [10-14] - post-rock
  • Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of . . . (Wegawam) [06-10] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Birds of Chicago: Live From Space ()
  • Nate Birkey: Just a Closer Walk (Household Ink) - jazz
  • Elvis Bishop: Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator) [08-19] - blues
  • Bison: Travellers (Claremont 56)
  • Bitchin Bajas: Bitchin Bajas (Drag City) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Kasper Bjørke: After Forever (HFN) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Amy Black: This Is Home (Reuben)
  • The Black Angels: Clear Lake Forest (Blue Horizon, EP) [07-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Black Atlass: Young Bloods (Fool's Gold, EP) [02-18]
  • Black Bananas: Electric Brick Wall (Drag City) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Black Dirt Oak: Wawayanda Patient (MIE Music)
  • The Black Keys: Turn Blue (Nonesuch) [05-13]
  • Black Label Society: Catacombs of the Black Vatican (E1) [04-08] - hard rock
  • Black Lips: Underneath the Rainbow (Vice) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Black Milk: If There's a Hell Below (Computer Ugly) [10-28] - underground rap
  • Black Milk Impulses: Manifesto (Meta) - jazz
  • Black Prairie: Fortune (Sugar Hill) [04-22] - alt folk
  • Black Pus/Oozing Wound: Split (Thrill Jockey, EP)
  • Black Rain: Dark Pool (Blackest Ever Black)
  • Black Stone Cherry: Magic Mountain (Roadrunner) [05-06] - post-grunge
  • Black Top: No 1 (Babel) - jazz
  • Black Veil Brides: Black Veil Brides (Island/Republic) [10-28] - alt-metal
  • Black Wine: Yell Boss (Don Giovanni) [08-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Blackbird Blackbird: Tangerine Sky ()
  • Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: South (File Under Music) [01-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Blacknecks: 006 (self-released)
  • James Blackshaw: Fantomas (Tompkins Square)
  • Jonathan Blake: Gone but Not Forgotten (Criss Cross) [06-13] - jazz
  • Tom Blancarte: The Shortening of the Way (Tubapede) - jazz
  • Blank Realm: Grassed Inn ()
  • Bleachers: Strange Desire (RCA) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Paul Bley: Play Blue: Oslo Concert (ECM) [05-06] - piano jazz
  • Mary J Blige: The London Sessions (Capitol) [12-02] - r&b
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal: Talkin' Christmas (Masterworks) [10-21] - Christmas
  • The Blind Shake: Breakfast of Failures (Goner) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Rory Block: Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James (Stony Plain) [10-21] - modern acoustic blues
  • Blonde Redhead: Barragán (Asawa Kuru) [09-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Jaap Blonk/Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Chris Cogburn: North of Blanco (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Blood Red Shoes: Blood Red Shoes (Jazz Life) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Blood, Sweat, Drum + Bass: In the Spirit Of . . . (Blood Sweat Media) - jazz
  • Bloodeath: Bloodeath (Totally Gross National Product)
  • Luka Bloom: Head & Heart (Compass) [05-06] - alternative folk
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal (Rough Trade) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Blue Highway: The Game (Rounder) [01-21] - progressive bluegrass
  • Blue-Eyed Hawk: Under the Moon (Edition) - jazz
  • Dan Bodan: Soft (DFA) [10-28] - alt indie/rock
  • The Body: I Shall Die Here (RVNG) [04-01] - sludge metal
  • The Body/Sandworm: The Body/Sandworm (Thrill Jockey) [10-21] - experimental rock
  • Body Count: Manslaughter (Sumerian) [06-10] - metal
  • Bogan Ghost: Zerfall () - jazz
  • Suzy Bogguss: Lucky (Loyal Dutchess) [02-04] - country
  • Kaye Bohler: Handle the Curves (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Piano Nights (Ipecac)
  • Stefano Bollani: Joy in Spite of Everything (ECM) [08-25] - piano jazz
  • Paul Bollenback: Portraits in Space and Time (Mayimba) - guitar jazz
  • Alice Boman: Skisser & EP II ()
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow (Island) [02-04] - indie rock
  • Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue (J&R Adventures) [09-23] - blues-rock
  • Haley Bonar: Last War (Graveface) [05-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Bong: Stoner Rock (Ritual Productions) [03-03]
  • Ray Bonneville: Easy Gone (Red House) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • Gui Boratto: Abaporu (Kompakt) [09-30] - club/dance
  • Bored Nothing: Some Songs (Spunk) [10-28] - indie rock
  • Boris: Noise (Sargent House) [06-17] - post-rock
  • Bossacucanova: Nossa Onda é Essa (Six Degrees) [02-18] - Brazilian pop
  • The Both: The Both (Superego) [04-15] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Bots: Pink Palms (Fader) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Ralph Bowen: Standard Deviation (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Nathan Bowles: Nansemond (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Boy George: This Is What I Do (Very Me) [03-25] - pop/rock
  • Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs: Rhubarb Rhubarb (Heavenly) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus (Nomadic Music) [04-22] - alt r&b
  • Susan Boyle: Hope (Syco Music) [10-21] - vocal pop
  • Boyz II Men: Collide (MSM) [10-21] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Boys Noize: Out of the Black (Boys Noize) [02-04] - alt dance
  • Bracken: Exist/Resist (Baro)
  • Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad: Silver Cornet (Nessa) - jazz
  • Aziza Brahim: Soutak (Glitterbeat) - world
  • Braid: No Coast (Top Shelf) [07-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues: Blues Shock (Blind Pig) [01-21] - Chicago blues
  • The Brand New Heavies: Sweet Freaks (Eagle) [11-25] - acid jazz
  • Brandt Brauer Frick: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [02-25] - club/dance
  • Anthony Braxton/Tomas Fujiwara/Tom Rainey: Trio New Haven 2013 (New Braxton House) - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: Duo (Amherst) 2010 (New Braxton House) - jazz
  • Lee Brice: I Don't Dance (Curb) [09-09] - Americana
  • Archie Bronson Outfit: Wild Crush (Domino) [05-20] - indie rock
  • Breathe Carolina: Savages (Fearless) [04-15] - emo-pop
  • Bremen: Second Launch ()
  • Brenmar: High End Times Vol 1 (self-released)
  • Eden Brent: Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog) [05-06]
  • Matt Brewer: Mythology (Criss Cross) [09-16] - jazz
  • Bright Light Bright Light: Life Is Easy (Self Raising) [07-08] - pop/rock
  • Brimstone Coven: Brimstone Coven (Metal Blade) [08-05] - hard rock
  • Brio: Acid Cock (Long Song) - jazz
  • Alan Broadbent: Heart to Heart (Chilly Bin) - piano jazz
  • Broken Bells: After the Disco (Columbia) [02-04] - indie pop
  • Broken Twin: May (Anti) [04-29] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Broncho: Just Enough Hip to Be Woman (Dine Alone) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Till Brönner: The Movie Album () [10-14] - contemporary jazz
  • Bronto Skylift: Date With a Ghoul ()
  • Elliott Brood: Work and Love (Paper Bag) [10-21] - alt-country
  • Broods: Evergreen (Capitol) [10-07] - pop
  • Brooklyn Rider: The Brooklyn Rider Almanac (Decca) [10-06]
  • Garth Brooks: Man Against Machine (RCA) [11-10] - country
  • Tom Brosseau: Grass Punks (Crossbill) [01-21] - folk
  • Peter Brötzmann/Peeter Uuskyla: Dead and Useless (Omlott) - free jazz
  • Peter Brötzmann/Jason Adasiewicz/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Mental Shake (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Marc Broussard: A Life Worth Living (Vanguard) [07-29] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • Apollo Brown: Blasphemy (Mello Music Group)
  • Chris Brown: X (RCA) [09-16] - contemporary r&b
  • Pieta Brown: Paradise Outlaw (Red House) [09-30] - contemporary folk
  • Jackson Browne: Standing in the Breach (Inside) [10-07] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Bruce Brubaker/Ursula Oppens: Meredith Monk: Piano Songs (ECM New Series) [07-01] - keyboard
  • Albin Bruns NAH Quartett: Wegmarken (Double Moon) [09-05] - jazz
  • Danny Bryant: Temperature Rising (Jazzhaus) [02-10]
  • Freddie Bryant: Dreamscape: Solo-Duo-Trio (GJKSounds) [04-01]
  • Peter Buck: I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again (Mississippi) [02-18] - alt/indie rock
  • The Budos Band: Burnt Offering (Daptone) [10-21] - instrumental rock
  • Dewa Budjana: Surya Namaskar (MoonJune) [03-10] - guitar jazz
  • Buffalo Killers: Heavy Reverie (Sun Pedal)
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap (Fat Cat) [10-07] - British folk
  • The Bureau of Atomic Tourism: Spinning Jenny (Rat) - jazz
  • Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago (Comedy Central) [04-01] - comedy
  • Burnt Ones: Gift (Castle Face) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Ellen Burr/Michael Unruh: Where Am I From, Where Am I Going (Pfmentum) - jazz
  • Bushman's Revenge: Thou Shalt Boogie! (Rune Grammofon) [01-21] - electric jazz
  • Chris Butler: Easy Life (self-released) [03-29] - pop/rock
  • Jim Byrnes: St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music) [04-15] - blues
  • Julie Byrne: Rooms With Walls and Windows (Ordinal) [01-21] - indie folk
  • Don Caballero: Five Pairs of Crazy Pants Wear 'Em: Early Caballero (Chunklet) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Daniel Caesar: Praise Break (self-released)
  • Colbie Caillat: Gypsy Heart (Island/Republic) [09-30] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Bill Callahan: Have Fun With God (Drag City)
  • Ann Hampton Callaway: From Sassy to Divine: Sarah Vaughan Project (Shanachie) [09-16] - vocal jazz
  • Anna Calvi: Strange Weather (Domino, EP) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Camera: Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide (Bureau B)
  • Ali Campbell: Silhouette: The Legendary Voice of UB40 (Cooking Vinyl) [10-07] - reggae-pop
  • Candy Hearts: All the Ways You Let Me Down (Bridge Nine) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade) [09-16] - death metal
  • Nick Cannon: White People Party Music (Ncredible) [04-01] - EDM
  • Cantus: A Harvest Home (self-released) - jazz
  • Ana Caprix: For Seven Nights This Island Is Ours (self-released, EP) [09-19]
  • Capture the Crown: Reign of Terror (Artery) [08-05] - heavy metal
  • Mariah Carey: Me, I Am Mariah . . . the Elusive Chanteuse (Def Jam) [05-27] - contemporary r&b
  • S Carey: Range of Light (Jagjaguwar) [04-01] - indie pop
  • The Caribbean: Moon Sickness (Hometapes) [02-18] - indie rock
  • Jungman Carlo: Jungman Carlo (Distrosong) [05-16] - jazz
  • Carolina Story: Chapter Two (True Bearing) [06-24] - country
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From the Movie (Rounder) [01-14] - Vince Mendoza orchestrates
  • Martin Carr: The Breaks (Tapete) [09-30] - indie pop
  • Martin & Eliza Carthy: The Moral of the Elephant (Topic) - world
  • Michael Carvin Experience: Flash Forward (Motema) [08-19] - jazz
  • Eliza Carthy: The Moral of the Elephant (Topic) [06-17] - British folk
  • Julian Casablancas & the Voidz: Tyranny (Cult) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • The Casket Girls: True Love Kills the Fairy Tale (Graveface) [02-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Casper & the Cookies: Dingbats (Wild Kindness) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Castanets: Decimation Blues (Asthmatic Kitty) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Jennifer Castle: Pink City (No Quarter)
  • Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers: The Devil You Know (Alligator) [01-21] - blues-rock
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen: Balcony (Communion Music) [09-16] - indie rock
  • Susan Cattaneo: Haunted Heart (self-released)
  • Causa Sui: Live at Freak Valley (El Paraiso, 2CD) [04-00]
  • Cavalera Conspiracy: Pandemonium () - metal
  • Théo Ceccaldi/Roberto Negro/Valentin Ceccaldi/Adrien Chennebault: La Scala (Ayler) - jazz
  • Celebration: Albumin (Bella Union) [08-19] - indie rock
  • Celestial Shore: Enter Ghost (Hometapes) [11-11] - indie rock
  • Centro-Matic: Take Pride in Your Long Odds (Navigational Transactions) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Ceo: Wonderland (Modular) [02-04] - alt dance
  • Cerebral Ballzy: Jaded & Faded (Cult) [06-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Chain & the Gang: Minimum Rock N Roll (Fortuna Pop) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • The Chain Gang of 1974: Daydream Forever (Warner Bros) [02-04] - alt dance
  • Joan Chamorro & Andrea Motis: Feeling Good (Temps Spain) - jazz
  • Brian Charette: The Question That Drives Us (Steeplechase) [10-02] - jazz
  • Brian Charette: Good Tipper (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Chatham County Line: Tightrope (Yep Roc) [05-20] - bluegrass
  • Cheatahs: Cheatahs (Wichita) [02-11] - noise pop
  • Cherry Poppin' Daddies: White Teeth Black Thoughts (Universal) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Cyrus Chestnut: Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) [07-08] - jazz
  • Chevelle: La Gárgola (Epic) [04-01] - alt metal
  • Cheveu: Bum ()
  • Hans Chew: Life and Love (At the Helm)
  • Childhood: Lacuna (House Anxiety) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • Childish Gambino: STN MTN/Kauai (self-released) - rap
  • Childish Gambino: Because the Internet (12-06) [Glassnote] - rap
  • Vicky Chow: Tristan Perich: Surface Image (New Amsterdam) [10-28]
  • Chrome: Feel Like a Scientist (King of Spades) [08-05] - pop/rock
  • Chrononautz: Public Domain Fuckover Series #1-6 (self-released)
  • The Church: Further/Deeper (Unorthodox) [10-17]
  • Marko Churnchetz: Devotion (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Luca Ciarla Quartet: Violin Air (Violipiano) - jazz
  • Cibo Matto: Hotel Valentine (Chimera Music) [02-11] - indie rock
  • Circa Zero: Circus Hero (429) [03-25] - pop/rock
  • Circle of Sound: Anti Hero (Baitak)
  • Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics (Cloud) [06-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • Circum Grand Orchestra: 12 (Circum Disc) - jazz
  • Gesloten Cirkel: Submit X (Murder Capital)
  • Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive (Riverboat) - world
  • Clap! Clap!: Tayi Bebba (Black Acre)
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Only Run (Xtra Mile) [06-03] - indie rock
  • Eric Clapton: The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (ADA/EPC) [07-29] - album rock
  • Clark: Clark (Warp) [11-03] - electronic
  • Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker: Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour (Folk Room) - world
  • The Stanley Clarke Band: Up (Mack Avenue) [09-30] - jazz
  • Les Claypool's Duo De Twang: Four Foot Shack (ATO) [02-04] - bluegrass
  • John Clayton: The Parlor Series Vol 1 - Gerald Clayton LTD (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Clean Bandit: New Eyes (Atlantic) [06-17] - pop/rock
  • Clear Plastic Masks: Being There (Serpents and Snakes)
  • Cloud Boat: Model of You (Apollo) [07-15] - pop/rock
  • Cloud Cult: Unplug (Earthology/Rebel Group) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Diane Cluck: Boneset (Important) [03-04] - indie folk
  • C'mon Tigre: C'mon Tigre ()
  • Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet: Side Up (Ear Up) [11-04] - jazz
  • Avishai Cohen's Triveni: Dark Nights (Anzic) [10-27] - jazz
  • Greg Cohen: Golden State (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin (Columbia) [12-02] - contemporary folk
  • Haggai Cohen-Milo: Penguin (Tzadik) [05-00] - jazz
  • Collabro: Stars (Syco Music) [12-02] - pop
  • Julien Colarossi: Note to Self (self-released) - jazz
  • Cold Beat: Over Me (Crime on the Moon) [07-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity (Broken Hertz/Mute) [08-26] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Cold War Kids: Hold My Home (Downtown) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Coldplay: Ghost Stories (Atlantic/Parlophone) [05-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Keyshia Cole: Point of No Return (Interscope) [10-07] - contemporary r&b
  • Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus: What a Wonderful World (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Lloyd Cole: Standards (Omnivore) - jazz
  • Graham Collier: Luminosity: The Last Suites (Jazz Continuum) - jazz
  • Com Truise: Wave 1 (Ghostly International) [indie electronic]
  • Comeback Kid: Die Knowing (Victory) [03-04] - pop/rock
  • Comet Control: Comet Control (Teepee) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts (Fortuna Pop) [07-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Conan: Blood Eagle ()
  • Cat Conner: Cat House (Cat Tales) - vocal jazz
  • Ags Connolly: How About Now (Drumfire) [02-24]
  • Consumer Electronics: Estuary English (Dirter)
  • Container: Adhesive (Liberation Technologies) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Nicola Conte: Free Souls (Schema) [07-29] - Brazilian traditions
  • Alessandro Contini: Sonno (Hospital Productions)
  • Hollie Cook: Twice (Mr Bongo) [06-10] - reggae
  • Cooly G: Hold Me (Hyperdub, EP) [01-28] - electronic
  • Cool Ghouls: A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye (Empty Cellar) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Kevin Connor: Swingtet () - trad jazz/cuban son
  • The Coral: The Curse of Love (Skeleton Key) [10-21] - neo-psychedelia
  • Larry Corban & the Aperturistic Trio: The Corbanator (Nabroc) - jazz
  • Alessandro Cortini: Sonno (Hospital Productions)
  • Jeff Cosgrove/Matthew Shipp/William Parker: Alternating Current () - jazz
  • Cosines: Oscillations (Fika) [07-29] - indie pop
  • Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland (Virgin) [09-02] - alt country-rock
  • Count's 77: Count's 77 (Shrapnel) [04-29]
  • Jacques Coursil/Alan Silva: Free Jazz Art: Sessions for Bill Dixon (RogueArt) - jazz
  • The Courteeners: Concrete Love (Cooperative) [08-19] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Sylvie Courvoisier: Double Windsor (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Sylvie Courvoisier: Double Windsor () - jazz
  • Eric-Maria Couturier/Henri Roger/Emmanuelle Somer/Bruno Tocanne: Parce Que (Instant Musics) - jazz
  • Coves: Soft Friday (Nettwerk) [04-01] - alt/indie rock
  • John Cowan: Sixty (Compass) [08-26] - bluegrass
  • Cracker: Berkeley to Bakersfield (429) [12-09] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Cradle of Filth: Total Fucking Darkness (Mordgrimm/Shellshock) [05-27] - black metal
  • Craft Spells: Nausea (Captured Tracks) [06-10] - indie pop
  • Samantha Crain: Kid Face (Full Time Hobby)
  • The Robert Cray Band: In My Soul (Provogue) [04-01] - blues
  • Creative Adult: Psychic Mess (Run for Cover) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Marshall Crenshaw: Red Wine (Red River, EP) [04-22]
  • Cretin: Stranger () - metal
  • A.J. Croce: Twelve Tales (Compass)
  • Dan Croll: Sweet Disarray (Capitol) [04-01] - alt singer/songwriter
  • David Crosby: Croz (Blue Castle) [01-28] - pop/rock
  • Cross Harbour: Cross Harbour (Higlet)
  • Connie Crothers: Concert in Paris (New Artists) - jazz
  • Crowbar: Symmetry in Black (E1) [05-27] - heavy metal
  • Crown the Empire: The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways (Rise) [07-22] - metalcore
  • Maxwell August Croy and Sean McCann: I (Students of Decay)
  • Crying Lion: The Golden Boat (Honest Jon's)
  • Jamie Cullum: Interlude (Island) - vocal jazz
  • Cult of Fire: [ . . . ] (Iron Bonehead) - metal
  • Cult of Youth: Final Days (Sacred Bones) [11-11] - indie folk
  • Justin Currie: Lower Reaches (Compass) [04-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ty Curtis: Water Under the Bridge (self-released) [08-01]
  • Joseph Curwen: Shunned House (City)
  • Francesco Cusa: Skrunch: Body-Soul-Spirit (Bunch) - jazz
  • Cut Hands: Festival of the Dead (Blackest Ever Black)
  • The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra: Gimme Some Sugar Baby! (Jamco) - big band jazz
  • Cymbals: The Age of Fracture (Tough Love) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars: Lose (Barsuk) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Nate Wooley/Evan Parker: World of Objects (5049) - jazz
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Pale Horse (5049) - jazz
  • Cyne: All My Angles Are Right (Hometapes) [04-30]
  • Cynic: Kindly Bent to Free Us (Season of Mist) [02-18] - progressive metal
  • Cypress Groove/Lydia Lunch: A Fistful of Desert Blues (Rustblade) [06-03] - punk blues
  • Tricky D: Equanimity (BBE) [07-01] - jungle/drum'n'bass
  • Da Cruz: Disco e Progresso (Boom Jah) - world
  • Dads: I'll Be the Tornado (Universal) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Peppino D'Agostino: Penumbra (self-released) - guitar jazz
  • Carsten Dahl Trio: A Good Time (Storyville) - piano jazz
  • Dalglish: Dorcha Aigeann (Ge-stell)
  • Dalhous: Will to Be Well (Blackest Ever Black) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • Brody Dalle: Diploid Love (Caroline) [04-29] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Damaged Bug: Hubba Bubba (Castle Face) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Piotr Damasiewicz Project: Imprographic 1 (ForTune) - jazz
  • Piotr Damasiewicz Project: Mnemotaksja (ForTune) - jazz
  • Dan + Shay: Where It All Began (Warner Bros.) [04-01] - country
  • Franco D'Andrea: Monk and the Time Machine (Parco Della Musical) - jazz
  • Anna Danes: Longing (DLG) [03-25] - vocal jazz
  • The Charlie Daniels Band: Off the Grid: Doin' It Dylan (Blue Hat) [04-01] - country-rock
  • Lars Danielsson: Libreto II (ACT) - jazz
  • The Danish Radio Big Band: Spirituals (Storyville) - jazz
  • Douglas Dare: Whelm (Erased Tapes) [05-12] - chamber pop
  • Dark Horses: Hail Lucid State (Last Gang) [09-16] - indie rock
  • Darkest Hour: Darkest Hour (Sumerian) [08-05] - alt metal
  • Datasette: Cagney XOR Lacey (Apollo, EP) [03-11]
  • The Datsuns: Deep Sleep (Hellsquad/Love Da/V2 Benelux) [10-07] - garage punk
  • Bart Davenport: Physical World (Burger/Lovemonk) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Davidge: Slo Light (The End) [02-25] - indie electronic
  • Nils Davidsen: Noget At Glaede Sig Til (ILK Music) - jazz
  • AJ Davila: Terror Amor (Nacional) [02-18] - alt/indie rock
  • AJ Davila y Terror Amor: Beibi (Burger) [11-04] - garage punk
  • Davila 666: Pocos Afros, Muchos Daños (Burger) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Charles Davis: For the Love of Lori (CD Baby) [06-02] - jazz
  • Richard Dawson: Nothing Important (Weird World) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Steve Dawson: Rattlesnake Cage (Black Hen Music)
  • Dday One: Dialogue With Life (The Content (L)Abel)
  • De Lux: Voyage (Innovative Leisure) [04-08] - alt-dance
  • Dead Congregation: Promulgation of the Fall ()
  • Dead Neanderthals & Kuru: 7 Inch Split (Strom) - jazz
  • Dead Neanderthals & Colin Webster: Prime (Gaffer) - jazz
  • Dead Rider: Chills on Glass (Drag City) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Deadmau5: While (1<2) (Virgin) [06-24] - electronic
  • Death: III (Drag City) [04-22] - Detroit rock
  • Death Blues: Ensemble (Rhythmplex)
  • Death From Above 1979: The Physical World (Warner Bros) [09-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Death Grips: Niggas on the Moon (Third Worlds) [06-08] - rap
  • Death Vessel: Island Intervals (Sub Pop) [02-25] - indie folk
  • Decapitated: Blood Mantra () - metal
  • Melanie De Biasio: No Deal (PIAS)
  • The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol) [-2015] - alt/indie rock
  • Mike Dehnert: Lichtbedingt (Delsin) [04-15]
  • Deleted Scenes: Lithium Burn (Park the Van) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Luca Dell'Anna: Mana (Zone di Musica) - piano jazz
  • DELS: Petals Have Fallen (Big Dada)
  • Morgan Delt: Morgan Delt (Trouble in Mind) [01-28] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Delta Spirit: Into the Wide (Dualtone) [09-09] - alt country-rock
  • Rocco DeLuca: Rocco DeLuca (429)
  • Massimo de Mattia 4tet: Hypermodern (Rudi) - jazz
  • Denney and the Jets: Mexican Coke (Burger) [04-08] - garage punk
  • Christopher Denny: If the Roses Don't Kill Us (Partisan) [08-05] - alt folk
  • Deptford Goth: Songs (37 Adventures) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Alexandre Despiat: The Grand Budapest Hotel [Original Soundtrack] (ABKCO) [03-04] - soundtracks
  • Douglas Detrick's Anywhen Ensemble: The Bright and Rushing World (Navona) - jazz
  • Devil You Know: The Beauty of Destruction (Nuclear Blast) [04-29] - heavy metal
  • Andrew Raffo Dewar: Interactions Quartet (Rastascan) - jazz
  • Kassé Mady Diabaté: Kiriké (No Format) - world
  • Neil Diamond: Melody Road (Capitol) [10-21] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Diamond Version: CI (Mute) [06-03] - experimental techno
  • Diaphragmatic: Fear Biters (Alien Passengers)
  • Diarrhea Planet: Aliens in the Outfield (Infinity Cat, EP) [11-18] - indie rock
  • Deke Dickerson/Los Straitjackets: Sing the Great Instrumental Hits (Yep Roc) [10-07] - garage rock revival
  • Tina Dico: Whispers (Finest Gramophone) [08-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Die Antwoord: Donker Mag (Zef Recordz) [06-03] - club/dance
  • Die Heiterkeit: Monterey ()
  • Die Liga Der Gewöhnlichen Gentlemen: Alle Ampeln auf Geib! ()
  • Die Nerven: Fun ()
  • Dilated Peoples: Directors of Photography (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [08-12] - alt rap
  • Cara Dillon: A Thousand Hearts (Charcoal) - folk
  • Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders (Royal Potato Family) [04-01] - experimental rock
  • Dinosaur Feathers: Control (Ernest Jenning) [10-07] - indie pop
  • Diplo: Random White Dudes Be Everywhere (Mad Decent) [07-29] - club/dance
  • Dirty Guv'nahs: Hearts on Fire (Summertown)
  • Dirty Lungs: Dirty Lungs (Communicating Vessels) [07-15]
  • DJ Dodger Stadium: Friend of Mine (Body High) [07-00]
  • DJ Q: Ineffable (Local Action)
  • Ramin Djawadi: Game of Thrones: Season 4 [Original TV Soundtrack] (Sony Classical) [07-01] - original score
  • The Dø: Shake Shook Shaken (Wagram) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Bonnie Dobson: Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew (Hornbeam) [06-09] - folk
  • The Dogs: The Tears Are Voodoo ()
  • DonChristian: Renzo Piano (Camp & Street)
  • Michel Doneda: Everybody Digs Michel Doneda (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Armen Donelian: Sayat-Nova: Songs of My Ancestors (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • The Donkeys: Ride the Black Wave (Easy Sound) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Donovan Blanc: Donovan Blanc (Captured Tracks) [06-24] - indie pop
  • The Doobie Brothers: Southbound (Sony Music) [11-04] - album rock
  • Dope Body: Lifer (Drag City) [10-21] - noise-rock
  • Piere Dorge and the New Jungle Orchestra: Tjak Tjaka Tchicai (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Dorian Concept: Joined Ends (Ninja Tune) [10-21] - experimental electronic
  • Tashi Dorji: Tashi Dorji (Hermit Hut)
  • Axel Dörner/Eddie Prévost/Kai Fagaschinski/Nold/Sachiko M/Taku Unami: Ftarri Collection 2 (IMJ/Matchless) - jazz
  • Doss: Doss + Remixes ()
  • Mike Doughty: Stellar Motel (Megaforce/Snack Bar) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Gordon Downie/The Sadies: Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun (Arts & Crafts) [04-15] - alt country-rock
  • Dragon Force: Maximum Overload (Metal Blade) [08-19] - heavy metal
  • Molly Drake: Molly Drake (Captured Tracks/Squirrel Thing) [12-09] - British folk
  • Dream Police: Hypnotized (Sacred Bones) [11-11] - noise-rock
  • Kevin Drew: Darlings (Arts & Crafts) [03-18] - indie rock
  • Laura Dreyer: Vida Arte Amor (Mayimba) - jazz
  • DRGN King: Baltimore Crush (Bar/None) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Dnitel: Human Voice (Leaving/Stones Throw) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Minnie Driver: Ask Me to Dance (Rounder/Zoë) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Driver Friendly: Unimagined Bridges (Hopeless) [07-15] - punk-pop
  • Paquito D'Rivera: Jazz Meets the Classics (Paquito) - jazz
  • Drowners: Drowners (Frenchkiss)
  • The Drums: Encyclopedia (Universal Music) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Dry the River: Alarms in the Heart (PIAS/Transgressive) [08-26] - indie folk
  • Chris Duarte Group: Lucky 13 (Blues Bureau International) [10-14] - blues-rock
  • Dub Club/The Lions: This Generation in Dub (Stones Throw) [06-10] - dub
  • Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma: La Clave del Gumbo (Dubberly) - world
  • Marc Ducret: Tower-Bridge (Ayler) - jazz
  • Martin Duffy: Assorted Promenades (O Genius)
  • Dum Dum Girls: Too True (Sub Pop) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Jozef Dumoulin: A Fender Rhodes Solo (Bee Jazz) - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs/Neil Metcalfe: The Ravens Look (FMR) - jazz
  • James Durbin: Celebrate (Wind-Up) [04-08] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Baxter Dury: It's a Pleasure (Le Label/PIAS) [10-21] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Thomas Dybdahl: What's Left Is Forever (Blue Note) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • DZ Deathrays: Black Rat (Infectious) [08-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark E: Product of Industry (Spectral Sound)
  • E-40: Sharp on All 4 Corners: Corner 1 (Heavy on the Grind) [12-09] - west coast rap
  • E-40: Sharp on All 4 Corners: Corner 2 (Heavy on the Grind) [12-09] - west coast rap
  • Ronnie Earl and he Broadcasters: Good News: Blues 'n Soul (Stony Plain) [06-17] - blues
  • The Earls of Leicester: The Earls of Leicester (Rounder) [09-16] - bluegrass
  • Earth: Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord) [09-02] - post-metal
  • Nathan East: East (Yamaha) [03-25] - Modern Jazz
  • Wyatt Easterling: Goodbye-Hello () [02-25]
  • Eat Lights Become Lights: Into Forever (Rocket Girl) [05-05] - krautrock
  • Echo & the Bunnymen: Meteorites (429) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Echoes of Yul: Tether (Zoharum)
  • EDH: Lava Club ()
  • EDJ: EDJ (Easy Sound) [08-05] - indie pop
  • Kat Edmonson: The Big Picture (Masterworks) [09-30] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • EEK ft Islam Chipsy: Live at the Cairo High Cinema Institute (Nashazphone)
  • Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (E Works) [04-22] - adult alt pop/rock
  • EFT: Spatial Awareness (Out Now) - jazz
  • Sena Ehrhardt: Live My Life (Blind Pig) [09-02]
  • EIAFUAWN: Birds in the Ground (Pillowcars)
  • Shauli Einav: A Truth About Me (Cristal) - jazz
  • Einsturzende Neubauten: Lament (BMG)
  • Ekoplekz: Unfidelity (Planet Mu) [03-11]
  • Driss El Maloumi: Makan (Contre Jour) - world
  • Elbow: The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction) [03-10]
  • Electric Six: Human Zoo (Metropolis) [10-14] - indie rock
  • Electric Wizard: Time to Die (Spinefarm/Witchfinder) [09-30] - heavy metal
  • Electric Youth: Innerworld (Secretly Canadian) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Electric Würms: Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk (Bella Union) [08-19] - neo-psychedelia
  • Elephant: Sky Swimming (Memphis Industries) [04-29] - dream pop
  • Beatrice Eli: Die Another Day ()
  • Carrie Elkin & Denny Schmidt: For Keeps (Red House)
  • Tinsley Ellis: Midnight Blue (Heartfixer) [01-14] - blues
  • Dennis Ellsworth: Hazy Sunshine (Busted Flat)
  • Eminem: Shady XV (Shady) [11-24] - rap
  • Emmure: Eternal Enemies () - metal
  • The Emperor Machine: Like a Machine (Southern Fried)
  • Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate): You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (Topshelf) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Empires: Orphan (Chop Shop/Island) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • The Empty Hearts: The Empty Hearts (429) [08-05] - rock & roll
  • Ena: Binaural (Samurai Horo)
  • Engineers: Always Returning (Kscope) [09-16] - dream pop
  • Lawrence English: Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • English Heretic: The Underworld Service (self-released)
  • Ensemble Progresivo: Hesitancy (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Enten Eller: Pietas (Splasc(H)) - jazz
  • Eple Trio: Universal Cycle (Shipwreckords/Phonofile) - jazz
  • Equilibrium: Liquid Light (Songlines) - jazz
  • Erasure: The Violet Flame (Mute) [09-23] - dance-pop
  • Mark Erelli: Milltowns (self-released) - country
  • Esben and the Witch: A New Nature (Nostromo) [09-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point (self-released) - jazz
  • Peter Escott: The Long O (Bedroom Suck) [08-12] - alt singer/songwriter
  • John Escreet: Sound, Space and Structures (Sunnyside) [05-13] - jazz
  • Espectrostatic: Escape From Witchtropolis (Trouble in Mind) [10-28] - indie rock
  • Gabriel Espinosa/Hendrik Meurkens: Samba Little Samba (Zoho) - Brazilian jazz
  • Cameron Esposito: Same Sex Symbol (self-released) [10-07]
  • Estrogen Highs: Hear Me on the Number Station (Trouble in Mind) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath (Kanine) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Melissa Etheridge: This Is ME (ME/Universal) [09-30] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Oran Etkin: Gatherng Light (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Eureka California: Crunch (Happy Happy Birthday) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Charles Evans: Subliminal Leaps (More Is More) - jazz
  • Peter Evans/Raleigh Dailey: Measure From Zero (Llama) - jazz
  • Annie Eve: Sunday '91 (RED Music Solutions) [08-26] - indie pop
  • Eventless Plot: Structures (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Every Time I Die: From Parts Unknown (Epitaph) [07-01] - alt metal
  • Evian Christ: Waterfall (Tri Angle, EP) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Ex-Cult: Midnight Passenger (Goner) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Ex-Easter Island Head: Large Electric Ensemble (Low Point)
  • Execration: Morbid Dimensions () - metal
  • Exit Verse: Exit Verse (Ernest Jenning) [11-18] - indie rock
  • Exmortus: Slave to the Sword () - metal
  • Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out (Nuclear Blast) [10-14] - speed/thrash metal
  • Extreme Precautions: Precaution One (In Paradisum)
  • Eyehategod: Eyehategod () - metal
  • Eyeshutight: Resonance (Hungry Bear) - piano jazz
  • George Ezra: Wanted on Voyage (Columbia) [06-27] - singer/songwriter
  • Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal: Songs of Time Lost (No Format) - world
  • Fail Better!: Zero Sum (JACC) - jazz
  • The Faint: Doom Abuse (SQE) [04-08] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Fair Maiden: Fair Maiden (Bedroom Suck) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Fake the Facts: Soundtrack (Trost) - jazz
  • Falconer: Black Moon Rising (Metal Blade) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • FaltyDL: In the Wild (Ninja Tune) [08-12] - electronic
  • Fanfarlo: Let's Go Extinct (Blue Horizon) [02-11]
  • The Far West: Any Day Now (Medina River) - country
  • Mike Farris: Shine for All the People (Compass)
  • Fat White Family: Champagne Holocaust (Fat Possum) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Fatboy Slim: Bem Brasil (Astralwerks) [06-10] - big beat
  • Fatima: Yellow Memories (Eglo)
  • Adam Faucett: Blind Water Finds Blind Water (Last Chance) [03-11]
  • The Fauntleroys: Below the Pink Pony (Plowboy, EP) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • The Feeling: Boy Cried Wolf (BMG Rights Management/Little World) [02-18] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Cynthia Felton: Cynthia Felton Sings the Nancy Wilson Classics: Save Your Love for Me (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Fenster: The Pink Caves (Morr Music) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Agustí Fernandéz/Mats Gustafsson: Constellation (Clamshell) - jazz
  • Agustí Fernández/Zlatko Kaucic: Sonic Party (Not Two) - jazz
  • Fhloston Paradigm: The Phoenix (Hyperdub) [07-07] - electronic
  • Steve Fidyk: Heads Up! (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Field Report: Marigolden (Partisan) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Finch: Back to Oblivion (Razor & Tie) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Fink: Hard Believer (Ninja Tune) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Orenda Fink: Blue Dream (Saddle Creek) [08-19] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Liam Finn: The Nihilist (Yep Roc) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Neil Finn: Dizzy Heights (Lester)
  • Fire! Orchestra: Second Exit (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Fireworks: Oh, Common Life (Triple Crown) [03-25] - punk-pop
  • Fishboy: An Elephant () [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Fishing: Shy Glow ()
  • William Fitzsimmons: Lions (Nettwerk) [02-18] - indie folk
  • Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne: Ironic Havoc (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano: Low Cost Space Flights (Feedtube) - jazz
  • Flake Music: When You Land Here It's Time to Return (Aural Apothecary/Sub Pop) [11-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Flametet: A General History of Flame (self-released) - jazz
  • Flashlights: Bummer Summer (Hard Rock)
  • Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Rounder) [10-07] - Americana
  • Dom Flemons: Moonshine in the Trunk (Arista Nashville)
  • The Fleshtones: Wheel of Talent (Yep Roc) [02-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Flight Facilities: Down to Earth (Caroline) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • The Floacist: Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid (Shanachie) [03-18] - adult r&b
  • Floating Action: Body Questions (New West) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Floor: Oblation (Season of Mist) [04-29] - doom metal
  • Florida Georgia Line: Anything Goes (Republic Nashville) [10-14] - contemporary country
  • Flowers: Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do (Kanine) [09-09] - experimental rock
  • Fluxion: Boardwalk Tales (Echocord)
  • Flyleaf: Between the Stars (Loud & Proud) [09-16] - emo-pop
  • Fo' Reel: Heavy Water (self-released) - blues
  • Foils Quartet: The Jersey Lily (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (Columbia) [11-10] - post-grunge
  • Colt Ford: Thanks for Listening (Average Joe's) [07-01] - contemporary country
  • Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean (Nettwerk) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Marc Ford: Holy Ghost (Naim) [04-08] - blues-rock
  • Robben Ford: A Day in Nashville (Mascot) [03-03] - blues
  • Sallie Ford: Slap Back (Vanguard) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Johnny Foreigner: You Can Do Better (Alcopop) [03-10]
  • Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: Intensity Ghost (No Quarter) [10-28]
  • The Forty Nineteens: Spin It (Heyday) [03-18] - straight up motor-city
  • Ruthie Foster: Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music) [08-19] - modern electric blues
  • Foster the People: Supermodel (Columbia) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Damon Fowler: Sounds of Home (Blind Pig) [01-21] - blues-rock
  • Kevin Fowler: How Country Are Ya? (Kevin Fowler/Thirty Tigers) [03-04] - country
  • Foxes: Glorious () [05-12]
  • Foxes in Fiction: Ontario Gothic (Banter Media) [09-23] - pop/rock
  • Foxygen: . . . And Star Power (Jagjaguwar) [10-14] - neo-psychedelia
  • Lyla Foy: Mirrors the Sky (Sub Pop) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • François and the Atlas Mountains: Piano Ombre (Domino) [03-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Dylan Francis: Money Sucks, Friends Rule (Columbia/Mad Decent) [10-28]
  • Sage Francis: Copper Gone (Strange Famous) [06-03] - rap
  • Francisco the Man: Loose Ends (Fat Possum) [10-28] - indie rock
  • Franketienne & Mark Mulholland: Chaophonies de Port-au-Prince (Cannery Row)
  • The Fray: Helios (Epic) [02-25] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ruby Fray: Grackle (K) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Freeman: Freeman (Partisan) [07-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Micah Freeman: Heartspace Vol 1 (self-released)
  • Tori Freestone Trio: In the Chop House (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Ace Frehley: Space Invader (E1) [08-19] - album rock
  • French for Rabbits: Spirits (Lefse) [10-28] - indie folk
  • The Fresh & Onlys: House of Spirits (Mexican Summer) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Steve Freund/Gloria Hardiman: Set Me Free (Delmark) - blues
  • Jürg Frey/Radu Malfatti: II (Erstwhile) - jazz
  • Jens Friebe: Nackte Angst zieh dich an wir gehen aus ()
  • Frontier Ruckus: Sitcom Afterlife (Quite Scientific) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Ben Frost: Variant (Mute) [12-09] - experimental ambient
  • John Frusciante: Enclosure (The Record Collection) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Fryars: Power (Fiction) [11-18] - indie electronic
  • Tomas Fujiwara Trio: Variable Bets (Relative Pitch) [12-02] - jazz
  • Full Force: With Love From Our Friends (Legacy) [08-26] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Function/Vatican Shadow: Games Have Rules (Hospital Productions) [09-24] - techno
  • The Furrow Collective: At Our Next Meeting (Furrow) - world
  • Fushitsusha & Peter Brötzmann: Nothing Changes, No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself (Utech) - jazz
  • Future 3: With and Without (Morr Music) [10-14] - indie electronic
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Alex G: DSU
  • Alex G: DSU (Orchid Tapes, EP) [06-17] [*]
  • Cooly G: Wait 'Til Night (Hyperdub) [10-21] - downtempo
  • Garbacho Maroconnection: Bissara (Label Oued) [05-15] - jazz
  • Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed (Comedy Central) [04-29] - standup comedy
  • Gianni Gagliardi: Nomadic Nature (BJU) - jazz
  • Lee Gamble: Koch (Pan) [09-30] - electronic
  • Game: Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (E1) [10-14] - gangsta rap
  • Mike & Cara Gangloff: Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life (MIE Music)
  • Margarida Garcia: The Leaden Echo (Headlights) - jazz
  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Beyond the Double Bass (Enja) - jazz
  • Gardens & Villa: Dunes (Secretly Canadian) [02-04] - indie pop
  • Hilary Gardner: The Great City (Anzic) - vocal jazz
  • The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt (Universal) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • The Gate with Tim Dahl & Nate Wooley: Stench (Smeraldina-Rima) - jazz
  • Katie Gately: Pipes (Blue Tapes)
  • Eric Gates: Good for Sumthin (Cleopatra) [10-27] - blues
  • Kevin Gates: By Any Means (Bread Winners Association) [03-18] - rap
  • Stephen Gauci/Kirk Knuffke/Ken Filiano: Chasing Tales (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Gem Club: In Roses (Hardly Art) [01-28] - pop/rock
  • Generationals: Alix (Polyvinyl) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • M Geddes Gengras: Ishi (Stones Throw) [06-24] - expermental rock
  • M Geddes Gengras: Collected Works Vol 2: New Process Music (Umor Rex) [11-18]
  • Nora Germain: Little Dipper (self-released) - jazz
  • Gezan: It Was Said to Be a Song (Important) [03-25]
  • Ghetto Ghouls: Ghetto Ghouls (Monotonus Press) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • The Ghost Inside: Dear Youth (Epitaph) [11-18] - post-hardcore
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Midnight Sun (Chimera Music) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Gidge: Autumn Bells ()
  • Bebel Gilberto: Tudo (Masterworks/Portrait) [08-19] - Brazilian traditions
  • Maeve Gilchrist: 20 Chandler Street (Adventure Music America)
  • Doug Gillard: Parade On (Nine Mile Records) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Girl Tears: Tension (Sinderlyn) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Girlpool: Girlpool (Wichita, EP) [11-28] - indie rock
  • Robert Glasper Experiment: Porter Chops Glasper (Blue Note, EP) [02-25] - piano jazz
  • Glass Animals: Zaba (Harvest) [06-09] - dubstep
  • The Glitch Mob: Love Death Immortality (Glass Air) [02-11] - EDM
  • Glitterbug: Dust ()
  • The Gloaming: The Gloaming (Real World) - world
  • Roby Glod/Roberta Piket/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel: Op Der Schmelz Live (NEMU) - jazz
  • Ben Glover: Atlantic (Proper)
  • Candice Glover: Music Speaks (19/Interscope) [02-18] - adult r&b
  • Gnarwolves: Gnarwolves (Pure Noise) [09-23] - punk-pop
  • The Go Find: Brand New Love (Morr Music) [02-11] - indie electronic
  • Goapele: Strong as Glass (BMG) [10-21]
  • Goatwhore: Constricting Rage of the Merciless (Metal Blade) [07-08] - heavy metal
  • Godflesh: A World Lit Only by Fire (Avalanche) [10-07] - industrial metal
  • Godsmack: 1000HP (Republic) [08-05] - heavy metal
  • Louise Goffin: Songs From the Mine (Majority of One)
  • GoGo Penguin: V2.0 (Gondwana) [03-17] - fusion jazz
  • Jared Gold: JG3+3 (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Gold-Bears: Dalliance (Slumberland) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Golden Retriever: Seer (Thrill Jockey) [03-25] - electronic
  • Larry Goldings: Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet) [05-27] - jazz
  • Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs: All Her Fault (Transdreamer) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Good Area: Pronunciation (Hanson)
  • Good Throb: Fuck Off (self-released)
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Life in the Bubble (Concord) [05-13] - jazz
  • Jimi Goodwin: Odludek (Heavenly) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Mike Gordon: Overstep (ATO) [02-25] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Got a Girl: I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now (Bulk) [07-22] - indie pop
  • The Gotobeds: Poor People Are Revolting (12XU)
  • Grand Union Orchestra: The Song of Many Tongues (Redgold) - jazz
  • Grandma Sparrow: Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra (Spacebomb)
  • Kina Grannis: Elements (One Haven Music) [05-06] - singer/songwriter
  • David Gray: Mutineers (Iht) [06-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Macy Gray: The Way (Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co) [10-07] - retro-soul
  • Chelsey Green and the Green Project: Green Room (self-released) - jazz
  • Liz Green: Haul Away! (Play It Again Sam) [04-22] - alt-indie rock
  • Martin Green: Crow's Bones (Proper Music)
  • Green Day: Demolicious (Reprise) [04-22] - alt pop/rock
  • Lars Greve: Breidablik (Hiatus) - jazz
  • The Greyhounds: Accumulator (Ardent Music) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Greylag: Greylag (Dead Oceans) [10-14] - indie rock
  • Greys: If Anything (Carpark) [06-17] - noise rock
  • GridLink: Longhenna ()
  • Griots: Griots (Mnóad) - experimental noise
  • The Grip: Celebrate (Slowfoot) - jazz
  • GRMLN: Soon Away (Carpark) [09-16] - noise pop
  • Klaus Johaan Grobe: Im Sinne Der Zeit (Trouble in Mind) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Groove Armada: Late Night Tales Presents Automatic Soul (Late Night Tales/Night Time Stories) [11-04] - post-disco
  • The Grouch & Eligh: The Tortoise and the Crow () [02-25]
  • The Growlers: Chinese Fountain (Everloving) [09-23] - alt-country
  • Grumbling Fur: Preternaturals (Quietus) [08-19] - pop/rock
  • Guardian Alien: Spiritual Emergency (Thrill Jockey) [01-28] - neo-psychedelia
  • Juan Luis Guerra y 440: Todo Tiene Su Hora (Universal) [11-11] - latin pop
  • Guided by Voices: Cool Planet (self-released) [05-13] - indie rock
  • Guided by Voices: Motivational Jumpsuit (Fire) [02-18] - indie rock
  • Gulp: Season Sun (Everloving) [07-08] - indie pop
  • Noah Gundersen: Ledges (Dualtone) [02-11] - neo-trad folk
  • Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper: FRKWYS Vol 11: Cantos de Lisboa (RVNG Intl)
  • Steve Gunn & Mike Gangloff: Melodies for a Savage Fix ()
  • Kaja Gunnufsen: Faen Kaja ()
  • Tal Gur: Under Contractions (self-released) - jazz
  • Gus Gus: Mexico (Kompakt) [06-24] - club/dance
  • Mats Gustafsson: Torturing the Saxophone (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Gut und Immler: 500m (Bureau B) [09-16] - experimental rock
  • Barry Guy: Amphi/Radio Rondo (Intakt) - jazz
  • The Haden Triplets: The Haden Triplets (Third Man) [02-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Haddo: Borderlands (Lulubug)
  • Haerts: Haerts (Columbia) [10-28] - indie pop
  • Hassan Hakmoun: Unity (Healing) [04-12] - Moroccan
  • Lucy Hale: Road Between (DMG Nashville) [06-03] - contemporary country
  • Pat Hall: Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans (Unseen Rain) - jazz
  • Halls: Love to Give ()
  • Scott Hamilton: Live at Smalls (Smalls Live) [09-09] - jazz
  • Handsome Jack: Do What Comes Naturally (Alive Naturalsound) [10-07] - blues-rock
  • Happy Family: Minimal Gods (Cuneiform) [09-30] - avant-prog
  • Happyness: Weird Little Birthday (Weird Smiling) [06-16] - pop/rock
  • Curtis Harding: Soul Power (Burger) [05-06] - soul
  • Ange Hardy: The Lament of the Black Sheep (Story)
  • Ben & Ellen Harper: Childhood Home (Fantasy) [05-06] - contemporary folk
  • Darryl Harper: The Need's Got to Be So Deep (Hipnotic) - jazz
  • The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer: A Real Fine Mess ()
  • Tom Harrell: Trip (High Note) [08-12] - jazz
  • Tom Harrell: The Auditorium Session (Parco Della Musica) - jazz
  • Calvin Harris: Motion (Columbia) [11-04] - EDM
  • Joel Harrison: Mother Stump (Cuneiform) [05-13] - jazz
  • Emerson Hart: Beauty in Disrepair (BMG/Relativity) [04-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Thomas Hass Trio's & Beyond: Lotus Energy (Storyville) - jazz
  • Russell Haswell: 37 Minute Workout (Diagonal)
  • Haunted Hearts: Initiation (Zoo Music) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Hauschka: Abandoned City (Temporary Residence) [03-18] - experimental
  • Tom Hawk: Let's Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time (Mexican Summer) [11-11] - chillwave
  • Alexander Hawkins: Song Singular (Babel) - piano jazz
  • Hunter Hayes: Storyline (Atlantic Nashville) [05-06] - country-pop
  • Liam Hayes & Plush: Korp Sole Roller (self-released)
  • Louis Hayes: Return of the Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) [05-13] - jazz
  • Charles Hayward: Smell of Metal (Kemaa)
  • Robin Hayward: Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse (Pogus) - jazz
  • The Head and the Heart: Let's Be Still (Kobalt) [03-03]
  • Headland: Sound/Track (Headland)
  • Imogen Heap: Sparks (RCA) [08-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • The Reverend Horton Heat: REV (Victory) [01-21] - rockabilly
  • Jimmy Heath Big Band: Togetherness: Live at the Blue Note (Jazz Legacy) - jazz
  • Heathers: Kingdom (Big3) [04-08] - pop
  • Robby Hecht: Robby Hecht (Old Man Henry) - country
  • Hecker: Articulacao (Editions Mego) [04-15]
  • Steve Heckman Quintet: Search for Peace (Jazzed Media) - jazz
  • Johan Hedberg: Paradiset (Laborador) [09-23] - indie pop
  • Damian Helliwell: Metta (Metta-music)
  • The Levon Helm Band: The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol 3 (Vanguard) [07-01] - rock & roll
  • Ryan Hemsworth: Alone for the First Time ()
  • Ella Henderson: Chapter One () [10-13]
  • Arve Henriksen: Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Arve Henriksen: The Nature of Connections (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Keaton Henson: Romantic Works () [06-16]
  • Fred Hersch: Floating (MRI) [07-09] - piano jazz
  • Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (High Note) [09-16] - jazz
  • Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) [04-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Heterotic: Weird Drift (Planet Mu) [04-22] - electronic
  • Hex: Hex (Universal) [05-27] - clubjazz
  • Hiatus Kaiyote: By Fire ()
  • Tom Hickox: War, Peace and Diplomacy (Fierce Panda) [03-10]
  • Hieroglyphic Being and the Configurative Or Modular Me Trio: The Seer of Cosmic Visions ()
  • High Ends: Super Class (Dine Alone) [11-04] - indie rock
  • Highasakite: Silent Treatment () [03-04] - indie rock
  • The Hilliard Ensemble: Il Cor Tristo (ECM) [01-21] - choral
  • Peter Himmelman: The Boat That Carries Us (Himmasongs)
  • Pamela Hines Trio: Thrive! (Spice Rack) - piano jazz
  • Micah P Hinson: Micah P Hinson and the Nothing (Talitres) [03-10]
  • Hiromi: Alive (Telarc) - piano jazz
  • Hiss Tracts: Shortwave Nights (Constellation) [05-13]
  • The History of Apple Pie: Feel Something (Marshall Teller) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Robyn Hitchcock: The Man Upstairs (Yep Roc) [08-26] - pop/rock
  • The Hive Divers: Moanin' (K) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Thea Hjelmeland: Solar Plexus ()
  • The Hobbes Fanclub: Up at Lagrange (Shelflife) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea (Anti) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Dave Hollister: Chicago Winds . . . The Saga Continues (E1) [10-21] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Eric Holm: Andøya (Subtext)
  • Holögrama: Waves (Trouble in Mind) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Holy Mountain: Ancient Astronauts (Chemikal Underground) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Holy Sons: The Fact Facer (Thrill Jockey) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Home Free: Crazy Life (Columbia) [02-18] - country-pop
  • Erik Honore: Heliographs (Hubro) - jazz
  • William Hooker: Heart of the Sun (Engine) - jazz
  • William Hooker Duo: Triangles of Force (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Hooray for Earth: Racy (Dovecote) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Horrendous: Ecdysis (Dark Descent) - metal
  • The Horrors: Luminous (XL/XLP) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us (Kill Rock Stars) [10-21] - indie folk
  • Horse Orchestra: Living the Dream (Barefoot) - jazz
  • Horse Thief: Fear in Bliss (Bella Union) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Horsebeach: Horsebeach (Alone Together)
  • Wayne Horvitz/The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble: At the Reception (Songlines) - jazz
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Hospitality: Trouble
  • Hospitality: Trouble (Merge) [01-28] - 01-28 [alt/indie rock]
  • Hostage Calm: Die on Stage (Run for Cover) [09-16] - alt pop/rock
  • Ben Howard: I Forget Where We Were (Island/Republic) [10-21] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie's Berlin (Motorik)
  • Howler: World of Joy (Rough Trade) [03-25] - indie rock
  • The Howlin' Brothers: Trouble (Readymade) [04-29]
  • Howlin Rain: Live Rain (Agitated/Silver Current) [04-29] - hard rock
  • Howling Bells: Heartstrings (self-released) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Hozier: Hozier (Island) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club (Ghostly International) [04-01] - indie electronic
  • Carl Hultgren: Tomorrow (Blue Flea)
  • Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell (Owsla) [05-27] - indie pop
  • Hungry Cloud Darkening: Glossy Recall (Off Tempo) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola: The Cars (Charlie Hunter Music) - jazz
  • Hurula: Vi Ar Manniskorna Vara Foraldrar Varnade Oss F ()
  • Hush Point: Blues and Reds (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Eric Hutchinson: Pure Fiction (Let's Break) [04-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Huxley: Blurred (!K7) [10-21] - progressive house
  • Jenny Hval & Susanna: Meshes of Voice (Susannasonata) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Devonté Hynes: Palo Alto [Original Motion Picture Score] (Domino) [08-05] - alt dance
  • I Am the Albatross: I Am the Albatross (self-released, EP) [03-04]
  • I Break Horses: Chiaroscuro (Bella Union) [01-21] - alt/indie rock
  • I Compani: Verdi 2.00 (Icdisc) - jazz
  • I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness: Dust (Secretly Canadian) [10-28] - indie rock
  • Iamamiwhoami: Blue (To Whom It May Concern) [11-11] - indie electronic
  • Iamsu!: Sincerely Yours (HBK Gang) [05-13] - rap
  • Lia Ices: Ices (Jagjaguwar) [09-16] - indie electronic
  • Icky Boyfriends: Live in San Francisco (Castle Face) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Billy Idol: Kings & Queens of the Underground (BFI) [10-21] - hard rock
  • Enrique Iglesias: Sex and Love (Republic) [03-18] - Latin dance
  • Silvana Imam: Nar Du Ser Mig, Se Dig ()
  • In the Country & Frida Ånnevik: Skogenes Sang ()
  • Incantation: Dirges of Elysium () - metal
  • Indian: From All Purity (Relapse) [01-21] - metal
  • Indigo Mist [Cuong Vu/Richard Karpen]: That the Days Go By and Never Come Again (Rare Noise) - jazz
  • The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress: Cruisin' (Challenge) - jazz
  • Chuck Inglish: Convertibles (Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun) [04-08] - alt-rap
  • Inner City Ensemble: Black/White (Instant Classics)
  • Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets (Cherry Red) [11-04] - pop/rock
  • Interpol: El Pintor (Matador) [09-09] - alt pop/rock
  • The Interrupters: Interrupters (Hellcat) [08-05] - ska-punk
  • Interstatic: Arise (Rare Noise) - jazz
  • The Intuition Orchestra: To the Inside (ForTune) - jazz
  • Inventions: Inventions (Temporary Residence) [04-01] - experimental ambient
  • The Inward Circles: Nimrod (self-released)
  • Markéta Irglová: Muna (Anti) [09-23] - gospel
  • Iron Reagan: The Tyranny of Will ()
  • Gregory Alan Isakov: The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music)
  • Ison & Fille: Lange Leve Vi ()
  • Ital: Endgame (Planet Mu) [09-09] - club/dance
  • Anne Mette Iversen's Double Life: So Many Roads (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) - jazz
  • Ja, Panik: Libertatia ()
  • Jessie J: Sweet Talker (Island/Lava/Republic) [10-14] - pop
  • Paul Jackson Trio: Groove or Die (Whirlwind) - pop jazz
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker (Royal Potato Family) [10-14] - avant-garde jazz
  • Peter Jacquemyn: Dig Deep (ChampdAction) - jazz
  • Kassel Jaeger: Toxic Cosmopolitanism (Editions Mego) [04-01]
  • Ahmad Jamal/Yusef Lateef: Live at the Olympia: June 27, 2012 (Jazz Village, 2CD) [09-07] - jazz
  • Sarah Jaffe: Don't Disconnect (Kirtland) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Jagged Edge: JE Heartbreak II (So So Def) [10-28] - contemporary r&b
  • Jamaica: Ventura (Relativity) [04-01] - alt/indie rock
  • James: La Petite Mort (BMG Rights Management) [06-02] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Morgan James: Hunter (Epic) [06-03] - contemporary r&b
  • James Farm: City Folk (Nonesuch) [10-27] - jazz
  • Japanther: Instant Money Magic (Seayou) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Al Jarreau: My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (Concord) [08-05] - vocal jazz
  • Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden: Last Dance (2007, ECM) [06-17] - jazz
  • Jaws: Be Slowly (Rattlepop) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Jax Jazz Collective: Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (J-Bo) - jazz
  • Jazzator: Nonagon (Unit) - jazz
  • Olivia Jean: Bathtub Love Killings (Third Man)
  • Jeezy: Seen It All: The Autobiography (Def Jam) [09-02] - southern rap
  • Jeff the Brotherhood: Dig the Classics (Warner Bros) [09-30] - indie rock
  • Ada Jenshus: Let It Go ()
  • Mark Jennett: Everybody Says Don't (Jazzizit) - vocal jazz
  • Shooter Jennings: Don't Wait Up (for George) (Black Country Rock) [08-05] - alt-country
  • The Jezabels: The Brink (PIAS) [02-18] - indie pop
  • JJ: V (Secretly Canadian) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Joakim: Tropics of Love (Because) [05-27] - house
  • Job for a Cowboy: Sun Eater () - metal
  • Alain Johannes: Fragments & Wholes Vol 1 (self-released) [11-14]
  • John the Conqueror: The Good Life (Alive) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Johnnyswim: Diamonds (Big Picnic) [04-29] - singer/songwriter
  • Ethan Johns: The Reckoning (Three Crows Music) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Caleb Johnson: Testify (Interscope) [08-12] - hard rock
  • Eric Johnson/Mike Stern: Eclectic (Heads Up) [10-28] - guitar virtuoso
  • Jamey Johnson: Christmas Song (Thirty Tigers, EP) [12-09] - holidays
  • Jo Johnson: Weaving (Further)
  • Richard Leo Johnson: Celeste (Soft Science) - jazz
  • Russ Johnson: Meeting Point (Relay) [05-16] - jazz
  • Syleena Johnson: Chapter 6: Couples Therapy (Blakbyrd) [10-28] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Jokleba: Outland (ECM) - jazz
  • Nick Jonas: Nick Jonas (Island) [11-11] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Sean Jones: Im-pro-vise Never Before Seen (Mack Avenue) [07-22] - jazz
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Revelation (A) [05-19] - psychedelic rock
  • Paul Jost: Breaking Through (Dot Time) - vocal jazz
  • JOY: Under the Spell of JOY (Teepee) [08-19] - hard rock
  • Vance Joy: Dream Your Life Away (Atlantic) [09-09] - indie folk
  • Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again (Epitaph) [07-22] - punk revival
  • Jackiem Joyner: Evolve (Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) [04-29] - pop jazz
  • Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls (Epic) [07-08] - heavy metal
  • Jukebox the Ghost: Jukebox the Ghost (Yep Roc) [10-21] - indie rock
  • Damian Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian) [01-21] - indie rock
  • Gabriel Kahane: The Ambassador (Masterworks) [06-03] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • Kaiser Chiefs: Education, Education, Education & War (ATO) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Vikesh Kapoor: The Ballad of Willy Robbins (Mama Bird) [10-15]
  • Rafael Karlen: The Sweetness of Things Half-Remembered (Pinnacles) - jazz
  • Karmin: Pulses (Epic) [03-25] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Kasabian: 48:13 (Columbia) [06-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Keb' Mo': Blues America () [04-22] - modern acoustic blues
  • Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked (self-released) - jazz
  • Kehlani: Cloud 19 (self-released)
  • Toby Keith: Double Shot (Show Dog Universal) [02-04] - country
  • Kele: Trick (Lilac) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Julie Kelly: Happy to Be (Jazzed Media) - vocal jazz
  • Nancy Kelly: B That Way (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Kem: Promise to Love (Motown) [08-26] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Kent: Tigerdrottningen ()
  • KG: Passage Secret ()
  • Steve Khan: Subtext (Tone Center) [06-24] - jazz
  • Kiasmos: Kiasmos (Erased Tapes) [10-28] - club/dance
  • Kid Cudi: Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon (Republic) [02-25] - rap
  • Kid Ink: My Own Lane (RCA) [01-07] - West coast rap
  • Angélique Kidjo: Eve (429) [01-28] - Afro-pop
  • Kiesza: Sound of a Woman (Universal) [10-21] - club/dance
  • David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights: End Times Undone (Merge) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Hamish Kilgour: All of It and Nothing (Ba Da Bing) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Kill It Kid: You Owe Nothing (Sire) [06-06]
  • Killer Be Killed: Killer Be Killed (Nuclear Blast) [05-13] - metal
  • Killers Walk Among Us: Killers Walk Among ()
  • Kimbra: The Golden Echo (Warner Bros) [08-19] - pop
  • Frank Kimbrough: Quartet (Palmetto) [10-14] - piano jazz
  • Will Kimbrough: Sideshow Love () [02-18] - guitar jazz
  • Kindness: Otherness (Female Energy) [10-14] - alt r&b
  • Kindred the Family Soul: A Couple Friends (Shanachie) [06-10] - adult contemporary r&b
  • King Buzzo: This Machine Kills Artists (Ipecac) [alt/indie rock]
  • King Creosote: From Scotland With Love (Domino) [07-21] - alt/indie rock
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: I'm in Your Mind Fuzz (Castle Face/Heavenly) [11-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • King of Prussia: Zonian Girls . . . and the Echoes That Surround Us All (Minty Fresh) [04-08] - indie rock
  • King of the Mountains: Zoetrope (Melodic) - electronic
  • King Tuff: Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop) [09-23] - garage rock revival
  • Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm: The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback) (History Always Favors the Winners)
  • Berdon Kirksaether & the Twang Bar Kings: Latenighters Under a Full Moon (Roller) - jazz
  • Kishi Bashi: Lighght () [05-13] - art pop
  • Kitten: Kitten (Elektra) [06-24] - pop/rock
  • Matt Kivel: Days of Being Wild (Woodsist) [07-08] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Klangkarussell: Netzwerk (Universal) [01-01]
  • Klaxons: Love Frequency (RED Music Solutions) [06-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Kleerup: As If We Never Won ()
  • KMFDM: Our Time Will Come (Metropolis) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Jennifer Knapp: Set Me Free (Righteous Babe) [10-14] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Knife: Shaken Up Versions (Mute) [06-17] - indie electronic
  • Kirk Knuffke and Jesse Stacken: Five (Steeplechase) - jazz
  • Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Drift (Ninjazz) - piano jazz
  • Kogumaza: Konokon (Lancashire and Somerset)
  • Sandra Kolstad: Zero Gravity State of Mind ()
  • Konstrukt & Marshall Allen: Live at Sant'anna Aressi Jazz Festival (8mm) - jazz
  • Köök: Imber, Wiltshire (Va Fongool) - jazz
  • The Kooks: Listen (Astralwerks) [09-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Korallreven: Second Comin' (Cascine) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Kristin Korb: Finding Home (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Boris Kovac & La Campanella: Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat) - world
  • Mark Kozelek: Live at Biko (Caldo Verde) [07-01] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark Kozelek: Sings Christmas Carols (Caldo Verde)
  • Krakatau: Water Near a Bridge (Trouble in Mind) [07-29] - indie rock
  • Lenny Kravitz: Strut () [09-23] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Yoni Kretzmer/Pascal Niggenkemper/Weasel Walter: Protest Music (Out Now) - jazz
  • Krieg: Transient ()
  • Krokodil: Nachash (Spinefarm) [11-10] - hard rock
  • Krokofant: Krokofant (Rume Grammofon) - jazz
  • Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts (Nonesuch) [06-25] - chamber music
  • Kronos Quartet: Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath (Deutsche Grammophon) [08-19] - classical crossover
  • Martin Küchen: . . . And Everything Inside Came Down as Dust (Confront) - jazz
  • Talib Kweli: Gravitas (Javotti Media) [02-18] - east coast rap
  • LA 6: Frame of Mind (Jazzed Media) - jazz
  • La Hell Gang: Thru Me Again (Mexican Summer)
  • Kyla La Grange: Cut Your Teeth (Epic) [06-03] - alt singer/songwriter
  • La Santa Cecilia: Someday New (Universal) [03-04] - alt latin
  • La Sera: Hour of the Dawn (Hardly Art) [05-13]
  • Arthur Lacerda/Eduardo Manso/Paal Nilssen-Love/Felipe Zenicola: Bota Fogo (Bocian) - jazz
  • Lacuna Coil: Broken Crown Halo (Century Media) [04-01] - goth metal
  • Lady Antebellum: 747 (Big Machine) [09-30] - contemporary country
  • Andrew Lafkas: 1+1 = Year Zero (Watermoon) - jazz
  • Lagwagon: Hang (Fat Wreck Chords) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Laibach: Spectre (Mute)
  • Lakefield: Swan Songs (self-released)
  • Lakes: Fire Ahead (Armacost/Universal) [08-05] - indie rock
  • Mary Lambert: Heart on My Sleeve (Capitol) [10-14] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • Ray LaMontagne: Supernova (RCA) [04-29] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Land Observations: The Grand Tour (Mute) [07-29] - experimental rock
  • Landlady: Upright Behavior (Hometapes) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio (Flooded Soil/Vagrant) [10-21] - indie rock
  • David Lang: Love Fail (Cantaloupe) [07-28]
  • Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine (Anti) [10-28] - experimental rock
  • Lanterns on the Lake: Until the Colours Run (Bella Union) [01-21] - pop/rock
  • Bob Lark and His Alumni Big Band: Sweet Return (Jazzed Media) - jazz
  • Last Ex: Last Ex (Constellation) [10-14] - indie rock
  • The Last Hombres: Old Fellows Rest (Louisiana Red Hot)
  • The Last Internationale: We Will Reign (Epic) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler: Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey)
  • Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey: And Other Desert Towns (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Jim Lauderdale: I'm a Song (Sky Crunch) [07-01] - contemporary country
  • Lavender Country: Lavender Country (Paradise of Bachelors) [03-25] - progressive country
  • Lay Llamas: Ostro (Rocket) [05-26]
  • Daunik Lazro/Benjamin Duboc/Didier Lasserre: Sens Radiants (Dark Tree) - jazz
  • Joëlle Léandre/Pascal Contet: 3 (Ayler) - jazz
  • Nguyen Lê: Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (ACT) - jazz
  • Le Butcherettes: Cry Is for the Flies (Nadie Sound)
  • Lean Left: Live at the Area Sismica (Unsounds) - free jazz
  • Anja Lechner/François Couturier: Moderato Cantabile (ECM New Series) [09-16] - jazz
  • LeCrae: Anomaly (Reach) [09-09] - hip-hop
  • Led Bib: The People in Your Neighborhood (Cuneiform) [05-13] - jazz
  • Led Bib: The Good Egg (Cuneiform) [05-13] - jazz
  • Mike LeDonne: I Love Music (Savant) [05-19] - jazz
  • Lee: Shine (self-released) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Enoch Lee: Finish Line (self-released) - jazz
  • Shawn Lee/Tim "Love" Lee: KPM: New York Trouble/Electric Progression (Tummy Touch) [04-08] - library music
  • Hamilton Leithauser: Black Hours (Ribbon Music) [06-03] - indie rock
  • Lemonade: Minus Tide (Cascine) [09-09] - indie electronic
  • Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies: Earth Air Spirit Fire Water (Van)
  • Ute Lemper: Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda (Steinway & Sons) [08-19] - vocal music
  • Annie Lennox: Nostalgia (Blue Note) [10-21] - adult contemporary
  • Lenzman: Looking at the Stars (Metalheadz) [06-16]
  • Neil Leonard: For Kounellis (Gasp)
  • Stefano Leonardi/Stefano Pastor/Fridolin Blumer/Heinz Geisser: Conversations About Thomas Chapin (Leo) - jazz
  • Jerry Léonide: The Key (ACT) - jazz
  • Les Big Bird: They Worshipped Cats (Hoga/A)
  • Les Sins: Michael (ADA/Company) [11-04] - indie electronic
  • L'Étau: Choses Clandestines (Disques Bloc Thyristors) - jazz
  • Mica Levi: Under the Skin [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Milan) [04-01] - original score
  • Lewis: L'Amour/Romantic Times ()
  • Edvard Graham Lewis: All Under (Editions Mego)
  • Klara Lewis: ETT (Editions Mego)
  • Liars: Mess (Mute) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Helge Lien Trio: Badgers and Other Beings (Ozella) [05-02] - jazz
  • Lil B: 05 Fuck Em (self-released) - rap
  • Lily & Madeleine: Fumes (Asthmatic Kitty) [10-26]
  • Lime Cordiale: Falling Up the Stairs (Chugg Music, EP) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Linkin Park: The Hunting Party (Warner Bros) [06-17] - nu metal
  • Literature: Chorus (Slumberland) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Little Big League: Tropical Jinx (Run for Cover)
  • Little Big Town: Pain Killer (Capitol Nashville) [10-21] - contemporary country
  • Little Boots: Business Pleasure (This Is Music) [12-02] - left-field pop
  • Little Mix: Salute (Syco Music) [02-04] - teen pop
  • Live: The Turn (Thinkloud) [10-28] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Cher Lloyd: Sorry I'm Late (Epic) [05-27] - pop
  • Tove Lo: Truth Serum (Island, EP) [03-03] - dance-pop
  • Locust: After the Rain (Editions Mego) [10-14] - ambient
  • Lo-Fang: Blue Film (4AD) [02-25] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Lo'Jo: 310 Lunes (World Village) - world
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Frode Gjerstad: Life on Sandpaper (FMR) - jazz
  • Theophilus London: Vibes! (Warner Bros) [11-04] - alt r&b
  • Lone: Reality Testing (R&S) [06-17] - house
  • Lonely the Brave: The Day's War ()
  • Jennifer Lopez: AKA (Capitol) [06-17] - pop
  • Jon Lord: Celebrating Jon Lord: The Composer (Eagle) [09-30] - classical
  • Lord Raja: A Constant Moth (Ghostly International) [12-02] - IDM
  • Lord Mantis: Death Mask () - metal
  • Lorentz: Karlekslatar ()
  • Michelle Lordi: Michelle Lordi Sings (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: Chambers (Sonic Cathedral/Captcha) [03-03] - shoegaze
  • Los Campesinos!: A Los Campesinos! Christmas (Turnstile) [12-09] - indie pop
  • Los Lobos & Friends: Si Se Puede! (Fantasy) [04-01] - latin rock
  • Los Lonely Boys: Revelation (Lonelytone/Playing in Traffic) [01-21] - roots rock
  • Pixie Lott: Pixie Lott (Universal) [08-05] - pop
  • Maurice Louca: Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Nawa)
  • G Love & Special Sauce: Sugar (Brushfire/Republic) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Low Jack: Garifuna Versions (LIES)
  • Lowell: We Loved Her Dearly (Arts & Crafts) [09-16] - left-field pop
  • Lower: Seek Warmer Climes (Matador) [06-17] - post-punk
  • Lower Plenty: Life/Thrills (Mexican Summer) [09-23] - indie pop
  • LP: Forever for Now (Warner Bros) [06-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Lucero: Live From Atlanta (Ingrooves) [08-12] - alt country-rock
  • Luluc: Passerby (Sub Pop) [07-15] - indie folk
  • Lumen Drones: Lumen Drones (ECM) [11-25] - instrumental rock
  • Carmen Lundy: Soul to Soul (Afrasia) - vocal jazz
  • Lushes: What Am I Doing (Felte) [03-04] - indie rock
  • Lust for Youth: International (Sacred Bones) [06-10] - indie electronic
  • The Luxembourg Signal: The Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • LV & John Idehen: Islands (Keysound) [09-15] - electronic
  • LVL Up: Hoodwink'd (Double Double Whammy/Exploding in Sound)
  • Lera Lynn: The Avenues (self-released) [09-09]
  • Catherine MacLellan: The Raven's Sun (True North)
  • Seth MacFarlane: Holiday for Swing! (Republic) [09-30] - holidays
  • Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds (Nuclear Blast) [11-11] - death metal
  • The Madden Brothers: Greetings From California (Capitol) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Peter Madsen: Elvis Never Left the Building (Playscape) - piano jazz
  • Magic Castles: Sky Sounds (A) [11-04] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Magic Numbers: Atlas (Caroline) [08-26] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Joe Magnarelli: Lookin' Up (Posi-Tone) [06-24] - jazz
  • Austin Mahone: The Secret (Cash Money/Republic) [05-27] - dance pop
  • Mike Majkowski: Why Is There Something Instead of Nothing (Bocian) - jazz
  • Major Lazer: Apocalypse Soon (Mad Decent, EP) [03-04] - dancehall
  • Makthaverskan: II (Run for Cover) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Malachai: Beyond Ugly (Domino) [04-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Luke Malewicz: Green Ruins (Heritage Jazz) - jazz
  • Terry Malts: Insides (Slumberland, EP) [09-23] - noise pop
  • Mammal Hands: Mammal Hands (Gondwana) - jazz
  • Manchester Orchestra: Cope (Republic) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Manchester Orchestra: Hope (Loma Vista) [11-18] - indie rock
  • Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra With Bobby Sanabria: Que Viva Harlem! (Jazzheads) - Latin jazz
  • Manic Street Preachers: Futurology (Columbia) [07-07] - [PM]
  • Barry Manilow: Night Songs (Stiletto Entertainment) [03-25] - adult contemporary
  • Barry Manilow: My Dream Duets (Decca/Verve) [10-28] - adult contemporary
  • MannGold de Cobre: MannGold de Cobre (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Karen Mantler: Business Is Bad (ECM/Xtra Watt) [07-29] - vocal jazz
  • Mapei: Hey Hey ()
  • Jon Mapp: The World Will End With a Bang (We Are K) - jazz
  • Augie March: Havens Dumb ()
  • Armand Margjeka: Hummingbird (Communicating Vessels) [06-10]
  • Margot & the Nuclear So and So's: Sling Shot to Heaven (Mariel) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Mariachi El Bronx: Mariachi El Bronx (III) (ATO) [11-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Louis-Michel Marion: 5 Strophes (Kadima) - jazz
  • Ziggy Marley: Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong) [04-15] - reggae
  • The Marmozets: The Weird and Wonderful (Roadrunner) [09-29] - pop/rock
  • Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (Comedy Central) [05-06] - standup comedy
  • Maroon 5: V (Interscope) [09-02] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Johnny Marr: Playland (New Voodoo) [10-07] - Britpop
  • Ellis Marsalis Trio: On the Second Occasion (ELM) - jazz
  • Bernie Marsden: Shine (Mascot) [09-30]
  • Emilia Martensson: Ana (Babel) - jazz
  • Marteria: Zum Glück in die Zukunft II ()
  • Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio: Small Streams . . . Big Rivers (self-released) - jazz
  • Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell: Live (Rounder) [03-11] - bluegrass
  • Fred Marty: Ondes Primtives: Improvised Solo Pieces for Double Bass (Kadima) - jazz
  • Martyn: The Air Between Words (Ninja Tune) [06-17] - dubstep
  • Dave Mason: Future's Past (RED/Something Music)
  • Harvey Mason Sr: Chameleon (Concord) [04-29] - crossover jazz
  • The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm (New West)
  • Mastodon: Once More 'Round the Sun (Reprise) [06-24] - hard rock
  • Matadors: Matadorials (Birncore) - jazz
  • Patsy Matheson: Domino Girls (Tomorrow)
  • Jimbo Mathus: Dark Night of the Soul (Fat Possum) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Jimbo Mathus: Jimmy the Kid (Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum) [09-30] - modern acoustic blues
  • Matisyahu: Akeda (Elm City Music) [06-03] - contemporary reggae
  • Matrimony: Montibello Memories (Columbia) [05-06] - indie pop
  • Mats/Morgan: [Schack Tati] (Cuneiform) [05-27]
  • Matthew & the Atlas: Other Rivers (Communion)
  • Matthewdavid: In My World (Brainfeeder) [07-01] - indie electronic
  • Iain Matthews: The Art of Obscurity (Omnivore) [01-28]
  • Mike Mattison: You Can't Fight Love (Landslide)
  • Maximo Park: Too Much Information (Daylighting) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Imelda May: Tribal (Decca/Verve) [09-23] - rockabilly revival
  • Tina May: My Kinda Love (Hep) - vocal jazz
  • Jon Mayer: Live: The Art of the Ballad (UJD) - piano jazz
  • Mayhem: Esoteric Warfare (Seasons of Mist) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • Mazes: Wooden Aquarium (Fat Cat) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Rob Mazurek: Mother Ode (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP: Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost (Cuneiform) [10-14] - jazz
  • Martina McBride: Everlasting (Sharon's Rose) [04-08] - neo-trad country
  • McBusted: McBusted (Island) [12-02] - contempoary pop-rock
  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Fat Possum/Music Maker) [02-04] - regional blues
  • Carol McCartney: Be Cool (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Dave McConnell Group: The Dragon and the Griffin (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Andrew McCormack: First Light (Edition) - piano jazz
  • Taylor McFerrin: Early Riser (Brainfeeder) [06-03] - experimental electronic
  • Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer: Maritime ()
  • Tim McGraw: Sundown Heaven Town (Big Machine) [09-16] - contemporary country
  • Eugene McGuinness: Chroma (Domino) [07-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark McGuire: Along the Way (Dead Oceans) [02-04] - electronic/experimental
  • Mark McGuire: Noctilucence (Deep Oceans, EP) [11-11] - experimental
  • Lori McKenna: Numbered Doors (Liz Rose Music) - country
  • Sarah McLachlan: Shine On (Decca/Verve) [05-06] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ian McLagan & the Bump Band: United States (Yep Roc) [06-17] - pop/rock
  • Andrew McMahon: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Vanguard) [10-14] - indie electronic
  • James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical (Vagrant) [01-14] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Joe McPhee: Glasses (Corbett & Dempsey) - jazz
  • Meatbodies: Meatbodies (In the Red) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Adam Meckler Orchestra: When the Clouds Look Like This (self-released) - jazz
  • Medicine: Home Everywhere (Captured Tracks) [10-28] - dream pop
  • Bill Medley: Your Heart to Mine: Dedicated to the Blues (Fuel 2000) [03-25] - modern blues
  • Leighton Meester: Heartstrings (Holly Wanting/Vagrant) [10-28] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Megafortress: Believer (Driftless) [11-04] - indie rock
  • Megson: In a Box (EDJ)
  • Meiko: Dear You (Fantasy) [10-14] - alt singer/songwriter
  • John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken () [09-23] - Americana
  • Lubomyr Melnyk: Evertina (Erased Tapes)
  • Melted Toys: Melted Toys (Underwater Peoples) [07-15] - indie pop
  • Melvins: Hold It In (Ipecac) [10-14] - alt metal
  • The Memories: Hot Afternoon (Burger) [11-18] - indie rock
  • Memory Drawings: There Is No Perfect Place (Hibernate)
  • The Men: Tomorrow's Hits (Sacred Bones) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Sergio Mendes: Magic (Okeh) [09-09] - Brazilian pop
  • Shawn Mendes: The Shawn Mendes EP (Island) [08-12] - pop
  • Merchandise: After the End (4AD) [08-26] - indie rock
  • Natalie Merchant: Natalie Merchant (Nonesuch) [05-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Giocomo Merega/Noah Kaplan/Joe Moffett: Crows and Motives (Underwolf) - jazz
  • Merkabah: Moloch (Instant Classic)
  • Jeremy Messersmith: Heart Murmurs (Glassnote) [02-04] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Metabolismus: Sus (Amish)
  • Metropolitan Gospel Big Band: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (self-released) - jazz
  • George Michael: Symphonica (Island) [03-18] - pop/rock
  • Dan Michaelson & the Coastguards: Distance (The State51 Conspiracy) [08-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Ingrid Michaelson: Lights Out (Mom + Pop Music) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • Lea Michele: Louder (Epic) [03-04] - pop-rock
  • Kelley Mickwee: You Used to Live Here (CEN/Red)
  • Microtub: Star System (Sofa) - jazz
  • Middlemist Red: Supersonic Overdrive ()
  • Midnight: No Mercy for Mahyem () - metal
  • Mighty Oaks: Howl ()
  • The Mighty Sceptres: All Hail the Mighty Sceptres! (Ubiquity) [11-11] - soul
  • Mike Will Made It: {#}MikeWillBeenTrill (self-released)
  • Milagres: Violent Light (Kill Rock Stars) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Ron Miles: Circuit Rider (Enja) [10-14] - jazz
  • Militia: Deluxe Cigars (self-released)
  • Milky Chance: Sadnecessary (Ignition) [07-07]
  • Millennium Jazz Orchestra: Safety Zone (self-released) - jazz
  • The Ben Miller Band: Any Way, Shape or Form (New West) [08-05] - alt-country
  • David Michael Miller: Poisons Sipped (CDBaby) [04-29]
  • Scott Miller/Lee Camfield/Merzbow: No Closure (Cold Spring)
  • Millie & Andrea: Drop the Vowels (Modern Love) [03-21] - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Blake Mills: Heigh Ho (Verve) [09-16] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Andy Milne and Dapp Theory: Forward in All Directions (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Milo: A Toothpaste Suburb (Hellfyre Club)
  • Gianni Mimmo/Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals (Amirani) - jazz
  • Mind Fair: Mind Fair (Golf Channel)
  • Takako Minekawa: Savage Imagination (Thrill Jockey) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • The Ministry of Wolves: Music From Republic der Wölfe (Mute) [04-22] - goth rock
  • Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once (Parlophone/Warner Bros.) [03-18] - dance-pop
  • Minus the Bear: Lost Loves (Dangerbird) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Mirage: Blood for the Return (Olde English Spelling Bee/Weird World)
  • Mirah: Changing Light ()
  • Mishaped Pearls: Thamesis (Proper Music)
  • Mississippi Heat: Warning Shot (Delmark) - blues
  • Mr Mitch: Parallel Memories (Planet Mu)
  • Nicole Mitchell's Sonic Projections: The Secret Escapades of Velvet Anderson (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: In Pursuit of Magic (482 Music) [01-28] - jazz
  • Mitski: Bury Me at Makeout Creek (Double Double Whammy)
  • Jim Mize: Jim Mize (Big Legal Mess)
  • MKTO: MKTO (Columbia) [04-01] - pop
  • Mndsgn: Yawn Zen (Stones Throw) [08-26] - left-field hip-hop
  • MØ: No Mythologies to Follow (RCA) [03-10] - electropop
  • Mo Kolours: Mo Kolours (One-Handed Music) [03-23]
  • Mobb Deep: The Infamous Mobb Deep (Infamous) [04-01] - pop rap
  • Moby: Almost Home: Live at the Fonda, LA (Mute) [03-04] - club/dance
  • Connan Mockasin: Caramel (Mexican Summer) [11-05]
  • Modern Vices: Modern Vices (Autumn Tone) [10-21] - indie rock
  • Moe: Not Guts, No Glory (Sugar Hill) [05-27] - American trad rock
  • Jar Moff: Financial Glam (Pan)
  • Mogwai: Rave Tapes (Sub Pop) [01-21] - experimental rock
  • Mohammad: Lamne Gastama (Antifrost)
  • Moiré: Shelter (Werkdiscs) [08-26] - house
  • Tony Molina: Dissed and Dismissed (Slumberland) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Pete Molinari: Theosophy (Cherry Red) [06-02] - British folk
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Enfant Terrible () - metal
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Switch (Okeh/Sony) - jazz
  • Monarch: Sabbracadaver () - metal
  • Moniquea: Yes No Maybe (MoFunk) [10-14] - neo disco
  • Mono: The Lawt Dawn (Pelagic) [10-28] - experimental rock
  • Mono: Rays of Darkness (Temporary Residence) [10-28] - experimental rock
  • Mono/Poly: Golden Skies (Brainfeeder) - electronic
  • Monster Magnet: Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining of Last Patrol (Napalm) [11-18] - alt metal
  • The Monster/Nostalgia 77: Measures (Tru Thoughts) [12-09] - modern creative
  • Jemeel Moondoc: The Zookeeper's House (Relative Pitch) [05-27] - jazz
  • Moonface: City Wrecker (Jagjaguwar, EP) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Stanton Moore: Conversations (Royal Potato Family) [04-15] - New Orleans jazz
  • Thurston Moore/Gabriel Ferrandini/Pedro Sousa: Live at ZDB (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Moose Blood: I'll Keep You in Mind, From Time to Time (No Sleep) [10-07] - pop/rock
  • Morbus Chron: Sweven (Century Media) - metal
  • Kevin Morby: Still Life (Woodsist) [10-14] - indie rock
  • Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson: For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn) [08-19] - blues
  • Morning Glory: War Psalms (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-04] - pop/rock
  • Morning Parade: Pure Adulterated Joy (Caroline/So) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Morrissey: World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Moss: We Both Know the Rest Is Noise ()
  • Kassem Mosse: Workshop 19 (Workshop)
  • Mother Hips: Chronicle Man (self-released)
  • Motionless in White: Reincarnate (Fearless) [09-16] - goth metal
  • Motorpsycho: Behind the Sun ()
  • Ed Motta: AOR (Tummy Touch) [09-30] - album rock
  • Mount Carmel: Get Pure (Alive) [03-25] - punk blues
  • Mountain Sprout: Long Time Comin' (self-released)
  • Mowbird: Islander () [02-10]
  • Mozart's Sister: Being (Asthmatic Kitty) [08-05] - indie electronic
  • Mr Little Jeans: Pocketknife (Sony/Harvest) [03-25] - electro-pop
  • Mr Scruff: Friendly Bacteria (Ninja Tune) [05-20] - funky beats
  • Jason Mraz: Yes! (Atlantic) [07-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Mssigno: Mssigno EP (Goon Club Allstars, EP) - JG near pick
  • Jon Mueller's Death Blues: Ensemble (Rhythmplex)
  • Peter Mulvey: Silver Ladder (Black Walnut) - country
  • Tiszijl Munoz: Parasamgate Nebula: The Death of Death (MRI) - jazz
  • Jean-Louis Murat & the Delano Orchestra: Babel ()
  • Peter Murphy: Lion (Nettwerk) [06-03] - goth rock
  • Museum of Love: Museum of Love (DFA) [10-14] - indie electronic
  • Music Go Music: Impressions (Secretly Canadian) [08-19] - indie pop
  • Michael Musillami: Pride (Playscape) - jazz
  • Mutation Rites: Harbinger () - metal
  • Zoe Muth: World of Strangers (Signature Sounds) - country
  • Mutual Benefit: Love's Crushing Diamond (Other Music)
  • Muuy Biien: DYI (Do Yourself In) (Happy Happy Birthday to Me) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • MV & EE: Alpha Lyrae (Child of Microtones)
  • My Brightest Diamond: This Is My Hand (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-16] - dream pop
  • My Sad Captains: Best of Times (Bella Union) [03-17]
  • Mysteries: New Age Music Is Here (Felte) - indie electronic
  • Mystery Skulls: Forever (Warner Bros) [10-28] - alt dance
  • Mythological Horses: Mythological Horses (Hovercraft) [02-18] - punk/garage/pop
  • Nachtmystium: The World We Left Behind (Century Media) [08-05] - black metal
  • Nada Surf: B-Sides (Barsuk) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Marissa Nadler: July (Sacred Bones) [02-04] - alt singer-songwriter
  • David Nail: I'm a Fire (MCA Nashville) [03-04] - country
  • Napolian: Incursio (Software) [05-27] - left-field hip-hop
  • Israel Nash: Rain Plans ()
  • Nashville Cast: The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Vol 1 (Big Machine) [12-09] - soundtracks
  • Nashville Pussy: Up the Dosage (Steamhammer) [01-21] - alt metal
  • National Jazz Trio of Scotland: Standards Vol III (Karaoke Kalk) [07-22] - jazz
  • Natura Morta: Decay (FMR) - jazz
  • Naughty Boy: Hotel Cabana (Capitol) [05-06] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Comet, Come to Me (Naive) [06-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Needtobreathe: Rivers in the Wasteland (Atlantic) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Neel: Phobos (Spectrum Spools)
  • Bishop Nehru/MF Doom: Nehruviandoom (Lex) [10-07] - rap
  • Matt Nelson: Lower Bottoms (Tubapede) - jazz
  • Neon Trees: Pop Psychology (Mercury) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Nina Nesbitt: Peroxide (Island) [02-17] - pop/rock
  • Marius Neset/Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Lion (ACT) - jazz
  • Keir Neuringer: Ceremonies Out of the Air (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • David Neves: Progress Report (self-released) - jazz
  • NEW: Motion (Dancing Wayang) - jazz
  • New Build: Pour It On (Sunday Best) [10-21] - electronic
  • New Bums: Voices in a Rented Room (Drag City)
  • New Burns: Voices in a Rented Room (Drag City) - experimental
  • A New Line (Related): A New Line (Related) (Home Assembly)
  • The New York Standards Quartet [NYSQ]: The New Straight Ahead (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Carrie Newcomer: A Permeable Life (Available Light) [04-01] - folk
  • Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line (Nonesuch) [04-01] - country
  • Nico & Vinz: Black Star Elephant (Warner Bros) [10-14] - contemporary r&b
  • NG4 Quartet [Keith Rowe/Anthony Taillard/Emmanuel Leduc/Julien Ottavi]: A Quartet for Guitars (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Emilie Nicolas: Like I'm a Warrior ()
  • Nickelback: No Fixed Address (Republic) [11-18] - alt metal
  • Jerrod Niemann: High Noon (Sony) [03-25] - country
  • Nightingales: For Fuck's Sake (self-released)
  • Nightmares on Wax: NOW Is the Time (Warp, 2CD) [06-17] - trip-hop
  • Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit: First Blow (PNL) - jazz
  • Nine Black Alps: Candy for the Clowns (Hatch) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Ninetails: Quiet Confidence ()
  • Bo Ningen: III (Stolen) [05-12]
  • Odeya Nini: Vougheauxyice (Pfmentum) - jazz
  • Niobe: Child of Paradise (Onglagoo)
  • Nisennenmondai: N (Blast First)
  • NO: El Prado (Arts & Crafts) [02-18] - indie pop
  • No Sinner: Boo Hoo Hoo (MRI) [06-23]
  • NoNoNo: We Are Only What We Feel (Warner Bros) [07-01] - dance-pop
  • Northwest + 1: Minor Suggestions (self-released) - jazz
  • Kemper Norton: Loor (Front and Follow)
  • Nothing: Guilty of Everything (Relapse) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Nothing/Whirr: Split EP (Run for Cover, EP) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Nots: We Are Nots (Ex-Cult/Goner) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • The Notwist: Close to the Glass (Sub Pop) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Nude Beach: '77 (Don Giovanni) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Number Ones: The Number Ones (Static Shock) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love (Atlantic) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica (Relapse) - metal
  • Lina Nyberg: The Serenades (Hoob)
  • Michael Nyman: Symphony No 11: Hillsborough Memorial (self-released) [11-03] - classical
  • NYTC New York-Tokyo Connection: Precious Live at the B-flat (Seven Steps) - jazz
  • Oake: Auferstehung (Downwards)
  • The Oath: The Oath () - metal
  • Obake: Mutations (Rare Noise)
  • Obey the Brave: Salvation (Epitaph) [09-16] - alt metal
  • André Obin: Ways of Escape (Sky Council) [04-29] - indie electronic
  • Obituary: Inked in Blood () - metal
  • Giorgio Occhipinti: Ronda de Musica (self-released) - jazz
  • The Ocean Blue: Waterworks (Korda) [08-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Sinéad O'Connor: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (Nettwerk) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • Octave Minds: Octave Minds (Boys Noize) [09-16] - downtempo
  • Octet Ensemble: William Susman: Scatter My Ashes (Belarca) [06-10]
  • Odesza: In Return (Counter) [09-08]
  • Odonis Odonis: Hard Boiled Soft Boiled (Buzz) [04-15] - noise rock
  • Of Mice & Men: Restoring Force ()
  • Oh Land: Earth Sick (Kobalt/Tusk or Tooth) [11-11] - dance-pop
  • OK Go: Hungry Ghosts (Paracadute) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Mike Oldfield: Man on the Rocks (Virgin) [04-01] - pop/rock
  • Hans Olding/Jaska Lukkarinen: Far From Rio (El Dingo) [10-29] - jazz
  • Sea Oleena: Shallow (Lefse) [09-30] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Pauline Oliveros: Accordion & Voice (Important) - avant-garde
  • Steve Olson: Conversations (self-released) - jazz
  • Omarion: Sex Playlist (MMG/Atlantic)
  • One Direction: Four (Syco) [11-18] - pop
  • Johnny O'Neal: Live at Smalls (SmallsLive) [02-25] - jazz
  • Tara Jane O'Neil: Where Shine New Lights (Kranky) [01-28] - ex-Rodan bassist
  • Michael O'Neill & Kenny Washington: New Beginnings (Jazzmo) - vocal jazz
  • Onyx: #Wakedafucup (Goon MuSick/Mad Money) [03-18] - rap
  • OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Oozing Wound: Earth Suck (Thrill Jockey) [10-21] - heavy metal
  • Opeth: Pale Communion (Roadrunner) [08-26] - neo-prog
  • Opus 5: Progression (Criss Cross) [06-10] - jazz
  • Oso Leone: Mokragora (El Segell del Primavera)
  • Outhead: Send This Sound to the King (Chahatatadra Music) - jazz
  • Oracles: Stanford Torus EP ()
  • The Orwells: Disgraceland (Atlantic/Canvasback) [06-03] - indie rock
  • Joan Osborne: Love and Hate (E1) [04-08] - singer/songwriter
  • Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (Comedy Central) [04-08] - standup comedy
  • Ought: Once More With Feeling (Constellation, EP) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Outrageous Cherry: The Digital Age (Burger) [10-07] - indie pop
  • Judith Owen: Ebb & Flow (Twanky)
  • Christopher Owens: A New Testament (Turnstile) [09-30] - pop/rock
  • Owl John: Owl John (Atlantic) [08-04] - pop/rock
  • Owls: Two (Polyvinyl) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Erlend Øye: Legao (Bubbles) [10-14] - alt singer/songwriter
  • P Jam Ft. Hannah Rae: Fight the Feeling (Beatcamp, EP) [01-20]
  • Store P: Regnmannen ()
  • Christian Pabst Trio + 7: Song of Opposites (self-released) - jazz
  • Marialy Pacheco: Introducing (Neuklang) - piano jazz
  • Pacifika: Amor Planeta (Six Degrees) [adult alt pop/rock]
  • The Pack AD: Do Not Engage (Nettwerk) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Days of Abandon (Yebo Music) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings (No Quarter) [01-21] - Americana
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: Oh No! Not Jazz!! (Cuneiform) [02-04] - jazz
  • Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore) [08-19] - doom metal
  • Owen Pallett: In Conflict (Domino) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Paloma Faith: A Perfect Contradiction (RCA) [03-10]
  • Panda Bear: Mr Noah (Domino, EP) [10-22]
  • Pangaea: Fabriclive 73 (Fabric) [01-21] - electronica
  • Panopticon: Roads to the North (Bindrune) [08-05] - black metal
  • Luke Paolo and the Grapefruit: Mirrors (Grapefruit Moon) - jazz
  • Papercuts: Life Among the Savages (Easy Sound) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Paperhead: Africa Avenue (Trouble in Mind) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Paragon: Cerca (Jellymould) - jazz
  • Caitlin Park: The Sleeper ()
  • Anders Parker: There's a Blue Bird in My Heart (Recorded and Freed) [06-17] - [PM]
  • Paqua: Akaliko (Claremont)
  • Partynextdoor: Partynextdoor Two (Warner Bros) [07-29]
  • Passenger: Whispers (Nettwerk) [06-10] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Juan Pastor: Chinchano (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Dan Patlansky: Dear Silence Thieves (self-released) [09-30]
  • Patten: Estoile Naiant (Warp) [02-25] - IDM
  • Sean Paul: Full Frequency (Atlantic/VP) [02-18] - reggae-pop
  • Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Song for Josia (Ora Fonogram) - jazz
  • PAWS: Youth Culture Forever (FatCat) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Peep Tempel: Tales ()
  • Peggy Sue: Choir of Echoes (Yep Roc) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Pennywise: Yesterdays (Epitaph) [07-15] - punk
  • People: 3x a Woman: The Misplaced Files (Telegraph Harp) - jazz
  • People's Temple: Musical Garden (Hozac)
  • Perc: The Power and the Glory (Perc Trax) [02-17] - techno
  • Pere Ubu: Carnival of Souls (Fire) [09-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Linda Perhacs: The Soul of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-04] - alt folk
  • Pericopes [Alessandro Sgobbio & Emiliano Vernizzi]: Frames (Parmafrontiere) [10-14] - jazz
  • Period: 2 (Public Eyesore) - jazz
  • Shane Perlowin & Jacob Wick: Objet A (Prom Night) - jazz
  • Christina Perri: Head or Heart (Atlantic) [04-01] - singer-songwriter
  • Houston Person: The Melody Lingers On (High Note) [10-21] - jazz
  • Nina Persson: Animal Heart (Lojinx) [02-11] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Lucky Peterson: Travelin' Man (JSP) [09-16] - modern electric blues
  • The Phantom Band: Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground) [06-10] - indie rock
  • Phantom Orchard Ensemble: Through the Looking Glass (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Pharmakon: Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones) [10-14] - noise
  • Pharmakustik + Tanner Garza: Pleuraraum (Jehu & Chinaman)
  • PJ Philipson: Peaks (Little Cracked Rabbit)
  • Philip Phillips: Behind the Light (19 Recordings/Interscope) [05-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Phish: Fuego (Jemp) [06-24] - American trad rock
  • Phox: Phox (Partisan) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Phronesis: Life to Everything (Edition) - jazz
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Keep You (Epitaph) [10-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Pilgrim: II: Void Worship (Metal Blade) [04-01] - doom metal
  • The Pine Hill Haints: The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints (K) [09-30] - alt country-rock
  • Richard Pinhas/Oren Ambarchi: Tikkun (Cuneiform) [05-27] - improvisation
  • Richard Pinhas/Tatsuya Yoshida: Welcome in the Void (Cuneiform) [05-27] - experimental electronic
  • Elisa Arciniegas Pinilla: Improvisible (Momentanea) - jazz
  • The Pink Mountaintops: Get Back (Jagjaguwar) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Alex Pinto & All India Permit: All Indis Permit (Pursuance) - jazz
  • Pixies: EP2 (Pixies, EP) [01-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Pixies: Indie Cindy (Pixies) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Plaid: Reachy Roots (Warp) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Plague Vendor: Free to Eat (Epitaph) [04-15] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Planningtorock: All Love's Legal (Human Level) [02-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters: Lullaby and . . . the Ceaseless Roar (EastWest) [09-09] - Americana
  • Plasmic: Live at Chilli Jazz Festival 2013 (Leo) - jazz
  • Plastikman: Ex: Performed Live at the Guggenheim NYC (Minus/Mute) [07-15] - acid techno
  • Polar Bear: In Each and Every One (The Leaf Label) [04-01] - modern jazz
  • Pontiak: Innocence (Thrill Jockey) [01-28] - pop/rock
  • Popguns: Pop Fiction (Matinée) [12-02] - alt/indie rock
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Popa Chubby: I'm Feelin' Lucky: The Blues According to Popa Chubby
  • Popa Chubby: I'm Feelin' Lucky: The Blues According to Popa Chubby (Cleopatra) [Cleopatra] - 10-14 [blues]
  • Popstrangers: Fortuna (Carpark) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Population One: Theater of a Confused Mind (Rush Hour Music)
  • Populous: Night Safari (Bad Panda/Folk Wisdom) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Jon Porras: Light Divide (Thrill Jockey) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Posse: Soft Opening (Beating a Dead Horse) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • POW!: Hi-Tech Boom (Castle Face) [01-21] - alt/indie rock; JG near pick
  • Archie Powell & the Exports: Back in Black () [04-28]
  • Powerman 5000: Builders of the Future (T-Boy/Universal) [05-27] - alt metal
  • Prawn: Kingfisher (Topshelf) [08-12] - hardcore punk [PM]
  • Preatures: Blue Planet Eyes (Universal) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • The Presidents of the United States of America: Kudos to You! (Pusacorp)
  • The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell (Razor & Tie) [03-18] - pop/rock
  • The Len Price 3: Nobody Knows (JLM) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Maxi Priest: Easy to Love (VP) [07-01] - contemporary reggae
  • Primitive Arkestra: Dolphy's Hat (Slam) - jazz
  • The Primitives: Spin-O-Rama (Elefant) [10-14] - indie pop
  • Primordial: Where Greater Men Have Fallen ()
  • Primus: Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (ATO) [10-21] - alt metal
  • Prince Fatty & Nostalgia 77: In the Kingdom of Dub (Tru Thoughts) [09-22] - dub
  • PRISM Quartet: People's Emergency Center (Innova) - jazz
  • David Pritchard: Among the Missing (Morphic Resonance)
  • Professor Green: Growing Up in Public (Virgin) [09-22] - British rap
  • The Proper Ornaments: Wooden Head (Slumberland) [07-08] - alt/indie rock
  • PS I Love You: For Those Who Stay (Paper Bag) [07-22] - noise pop
  • Psalm Zero: The Drain ()
  • Puce Mary: Persona (Posh Isolation)
  • Pujol: Kludge (Saddle Creek) [05-20] - indie rock
  • Pulled Apart by Horses: Blood (Best of the Best) [09-01]
  • Pup: Pup (Side One Dummy) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Simon Purcell: Red Circle (Whirlwind) - piano jazz
  • Pure X: Angel (Fat Possum) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Purling Hiss: Dizzy Polizzy (Drag City) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Purling Hiss: Weirdon (Drag City) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Puss N Boots: No Fools, No Fun (Blue Note) [07-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Pye Corner Audio/Not Waving: Intercepts (Ecstatic)
  • Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes 3&4 (Type)
  • Quadraceratops: Quadraceratops (Efpi) - jazz
  • Quilt: Held in Splendor (Mexican Summer) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Daniel Patrick Quinn: Acting the Rubber Pig (self-released)
  • Quintron: Spellcaster II: Death in Space (Pizza Burglar) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • RAC: Strangers (Interscope) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Radian/Howe Gelb: Radian Verses Howe Gelb (Radian Releases) [11-11] - experimental rock
  • Rafter: It's Reggae (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-04] - dub
  • Rag Lore: Misr Environs: Cairo Road Recordings and Other Half Truths (Cabin Floor Esoterica) [02-20]
  • Chuck Ragan: Till Midnight (Side One Dummy) [03-25] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Rails: Fair Warning (Universal) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Nistha Raj: India Without Borders: Nistha Raj Takes Exit 1 () [02-26] - Hindustani violin meets human beatbox
  • Arun Ramamurthy Trio: Jazz Carnatica (self-released) - Indian jazz
  • Ramona Lisa: Arcadia (Terrible) [04-29] - pop/rock
  • Rancid: . . . Honor Is All We Know (Epitaph) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Randolph's Leap: Clumsy Knot ()
  • Rapsody: Beauty and the Beast (JAMLA)
  • The Raveonettes: Pe'ahi (The Orchard) [07-22] - noise pop
  • Mason Razavi: Quartet Plus (First Orbit Sounds) - jazz
  • Gemma Ray: Milk for Your Motors (Bronzerat) [08-26] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Ready Set: The Bad & the Better (Razor & Tie) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Recondite: Iffy (Innervisions) [11-11] - club/dance
  • Josh Record: Pillars ()
  • Recycle Culture: Drown Me Up ()
  • Red Molly: The Red Album (self-relased)
  • Red Wanting Blue: Little America (Fanatic)
  • Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Nights Like This (Warner Bros) [04-29] - blue-eyed soul
  • Eric Reed: The Adventurous Monk (Savant) [03-25] - post-bop
  • Eric Reed: Groovewise (Smoke Sessions) [09-09] - jazz
  • Donna Regina: Holding the Mirror for Sophia Loren (Karaoke Kalk) [05-27] - indie electronic
  • Steve Reich: Radio Rewrite (Nonesuch) [09-30] - avant-garde
  • The Reigning Sound: Shattered (Merge) [07-15] - indie rock
  • Brian Reitzell: Auto Music (Smalltown Supersound) [06-03] - film score
  • Brian Reitzell: Watch Dogs [Original Game Soundtrack] (Invada) [08-05] - soundtracks
  • Relations: Songbirds (100m) [04-01]
  • Remember Remember: Forgetting the Present (Rock Action) [06-30] - post-rock
  • Remi: Raw x Infinity ()
  • Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross: Gone Girl [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Columbia) [12-02] - film score
  • Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Atlantic) [11-11] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Riff Raff: Neon Icon (300 Entertainment) [06-24] - alt rap
  • Rigor Mortis: Slaves to the Grave () [12-23] - metal
  • Howard Riley: To Be Continued (Slam) - piano jazz
  • Ringworm: Hammer of the Witch (Relapse) [03-18] - hardcore metal
  • Thorbjørn Risager and the Black Tornado: Too Many Roads (Ruf) [03-21] - blues-rock
  • Rise Against: The Black Market (Interscope) [07-15] - punk revival
  • Ritual Howls: Turkish Leather (Felte) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Rival Sons: Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) [07-08]
  • Mark Rivera: Common Bond (Dynotone/Red River) [02-18]
  • Riverloam Trio: Inem Gortin (FMR) - jazz
  • The Duke Robillard Band: Calling All Blues! (Stony Plain) [09-23] - blues
  • Matana Roberts/Sam Shalabi/Nicolas Caloia: Feldspar (Tour de Bras) - jazz
  • Sam Roberts Band: Lo-Fantasy (Paper Bag) [02-11] - alt/indie rock
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Phosphorescent Harvest (Silver Arrow) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Justin Robinson: Alana's Fantasy (Criss Cross) [06-10] - jazz
  • Smokey Robinson: Smokey & Friends (Verve) [08-19] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Phosphorescent Harvest (Silver Arrow)
  • Michael Robinson: Lucknow Shimmer (Azure Miles)
  • Michael Robinson: Hummingbird Canyon (Azure Miles)
  • Porter Robinson: Worlds (Astralwerks) [08-12] - club/dance
  • Paul Rodgers: The Royal Sessions (Savoy) [02-04] - blues-rock
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive (ATO) [04-29] - guitar virtuoso
  • Roberto Rodriguez: Aguares: The Book of Angels Volume 23 (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • Randy Rogers Band: Homemade Tamales: Live at Floores (Relativity/Thirty Tigers) [04-15] - country
  • Roll the Dice: Until Silence (The Leaf Label) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Roll the Tanks: Broke 'Til Midnight (Epitaph) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Ronika: Selectadisc (Record Shop)
  • Rootville: Offshore (Double Moon) [09-05] - jazz
  • Caroline Rose: I Will Not Be Afraid (Little Hill)
  • Rosebuds: Sand + Silence (Western Vinyl) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper (Orenda) - jazz
  • Annie Ross: To Lady With Love (Red Anchor) - vocal jazz
  • Rick Ross: Mastermind (Def Jam) [03-04] - gangsta rap
  • Rick Ross: Hood Billionaire (Def Jam) [11-24] - gangsta rap
  • Sterling Roswell: The Call of the Cosmos (Media Roscom) [10-21] - space rock
  • Asher Roth: RetroHash (Pale Fire/Federal Prism) [04-22] - rap
  • Pete Roth Band: Circus in the Sky (MGP) - jazz
  • Royal Blood: Royal Blood (Warner Bros) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • The Roys: The View (Rural Rhythm)
  • Röyksopp: The Inevitable End (Arts & Crafts) [11-11] - downbeat
  • Rumer: Into Colour (Atlantic) [11-11] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Run River North: Run River North (Nettwerk) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Runa: Current Affairs (self-released)
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold (Saddle Creek) [09-30] - indie pop
  • Rusconi: History Sugar Dream (Qilin/Beejazz) - jazz
  • Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: The Call (Felside)
  • Rustie: Green Language (Warp) [08-26] - electronic
  • Matthew Ryan: Boxers (self-released) [10-14]
  • RX Bandits: Gemini, Her Majesty (Mashdown) [07-22] - ska-punk
  • S: Cool Choices (Hardly Art) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Jerome Sabbagh: The Turn (Sunnyside) [09-16] - jazz
  • The Sacred Shakers: Live (Signature Sounds)
  • Laetitia Sadier: Something Shines (Drag City) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Sage the Gemini: Remember Me (Republic) [03-25] - west coast rap
  • Saint Saviour: In the Seams (Surface Area)
  • The Saints: King of the Sun/King of the Midnight Sun (Fire) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Saintseneca: Dark Arc (Anti-) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Shintaro Sakamoto: Let's Dance Raw (Other Music) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Sales: Sales (self-released, EP) [09-22]
  • Dino Saluzzi: El Valle de la Infancia (ECM) - jazz
  • Samaris: Silkidrangar (One Little Indian) [05-05]
  • Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three () [08-05] - jazz
  • Sten Sandell/Paal Nilssen-Love: Jacana (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Christopher Sander: Jorden Var Rund ()
  • Bruno Sanfilippo: Claroscuro (Ad21) [05-15]
  • Santana: Corazón (RCA) [05-06] - guitar virtuoso
  • Fabio Sartori/Marco Colonna/Cristiano Calcagnile: (IN)Obediens (Rudi) - jazz
  • Romeo Santos: Formula Vol. 2 (Sony Music Latin)
  • Paul Thomas Saunders: Beautiful Desolation (Atlantic) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Sean Nicholas Savage: Bermuda Waterfall (Arbutus) [05-12]
  • Savaging Spires: We Should Be Dead (Together) (Critical Heights) [08-19] - ambient pop
  • Say Anything: Hebrews (Equal Vision) [06-10] - pop-rock
  • Say Hi: Endless Wonder (Barsuk) [06-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Philip Sayce: Influence (Provogue) [08-25]
  • Scars on 45: Safety in Numbers (Nettwerk) [10-07] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Andreas Schaerer/Lucas Niggli: Arcanum (Intakt) - jazz
  • Morten Schantz: Unicorn (Calibrated) - jazz
  • Malte Schiller Octet: All the Way (Unit) [10-14] - jazz
  • Daniel Schlaeppi: Essentials (self-released) - jazz
  • Chris Schlarb: Making the Saint (Asthmatic Kitty) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Matt Schofield: Far as I Can See (Mascot) [02-18]
  • School of Language: Old Fears (Memphis Industries) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Eric Schugren/Vin Scialla/Brian Charette/Mike DiRubbo: Wake Up! (Liftoff) - jazz
  • Robert Scott: The Green House (Flying Nun) [11-04] - New Zealand rock
  • The Script: No Sound Without Silence (Columbia) [09-30] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Screaming Females: Live at the Hideout (Don Giovanni) [04-08] - indie rock
  • Seahawks: Paradise Freaks (Ocean Moon)
  • Second Exit: Spoon (ForTune) - jazz
  • The Secret Sisters: Put Your Needle Down (Republic) [04-15] - americana
  • Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes (Signet Music)
  • Seether: Isolate and Medicate (Bicycle Music/Spinefarm) [07-01] - alt metal
  • Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Bob Seger: Ride Out (Capitol) [08-14] - heartland rock
  • The Seldom Scene: Long Time . . . Seldom Scene (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-22] - bluegrass
  • Sally Seltmann: Hey Daydreamer (Arts & Crafts) [03-04] - indie pop
  • Phil Selway: Weatherhouse (Bella Union) [10-07] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Semi Precious Weapons: Aviation (Redzone) [04-22] - hard rock
  • Lorenzo Senni: Superimpositions (Boomkat)
  • September Girls: Cursing the Sea (Fortuna Pop) [01-13] - pop/rock
  • September Girls: Veneer (Kanine) [11-25] - noise pop
  • Sequoia: Relations (Evil Rabbit) - jazz
  • Brian Settles Trio: Folk (Engine Studios) - jazz
  • Sevendust: Time Travelers & Bonfires (7Bros.) [04-15] - alt metal
  • Shackleton: Freezing Opening Thawing ()
  • Shakey Graves: And the War Came (Dualtone) [10-07] - alt-country
  • Kenny Shanker: Action City (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Elliott Sharp: Momentum Anomaly (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Theron Shaw: Gumbo Caribe (Foreday Mornin) - jazz
  • She Keeps Bees: Eight Houses ()
  • She Sir: Go Guitars (Shelflife) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Dylan Shearer: Garagearray (Castle Face/Empty Cellar) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Ed Sheeran: X (Asylum/Atlantic) [06-24] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Shellac: Dude Incredible (Touch & Go) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Joan Shelley: Electric Ursa (No Quarter)
  • Blake Shelton: Bringing Back the Sunshine (Warner Bros) [09-30] - country-pop
  • Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens: Cold World (Daptone) [07-29] - retro-soul
  • Elizabeth Shepherd: The Signal (Linus Entertainment) [09-30] - contemporary jazz
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Goin' Home (Concord) [05-20] - modern electric blues
  • Shield Patterns: Contour Lines ()
  • Shihad: Fvey ()
  • Shit & Shine: Powder Horn (Diagonal) [08-25]
  • The Shivas: You Know What to Do (K) [10-28] - garage punk
  • Shlohmo/Jeremih: No More (We Did It)
  • Shocking Pinks: Guilt Mirrors (Stars & Lefters) [02-18] - alt/indie rock
  • The Shoe: I'm Okay (Community Music) [06-03] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Shonen Knife: Overdrive (Damnably) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Shovels & Rope: Swimmin' Time (Dualtone) [08-26] - indie rock
  • The Shrine: Bless Off (Tee Pee) [03-11]
  • Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut: The Music of Everything (Creative Music for Creative Listeners) - jazz
  • Sick of It All: Last Act of Defiance (Century Media) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Signal Problems: Signal Problems (Pfmentum) - jazz
  • Silk Rhodes: Silk Rhodes (Stones Throw) [12-02] - retro-soul
  • Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (Sub Pop) [09-23] - comedy
  • Simple Minds: Big Music (Caroline) [11-24] - dance-rock
  • Siné Qua Non: Simple Pleasures (self-released) - jazz
  • Single Mothers: Negative Qualities (HXC/XL) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Jarekus Singleton: Refuse to Lose (Alligator) [05-06] - contemporary blues
  • Riccardo Sinigallia: Per Tutti ()
  • Sinkane: Mean Love (DFA) [09-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Sivu: Something on High (Atlantic) [10-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Blaise Siwula/Harvey Valdes/Gian Luigi Diana: Tesla Coils () - jazz
  • Sixx: AM: Modern Vintage (Eleven Seven) [10-07] - hair metal
  • Skaters: Manhattan (Warner Bros) [02-25] - new wave/postpunk revival
  • Sketches: Volume 2 (BJU) - jazz
  • Skogen: Despairs Had Governed Me Too Long (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • The Skull Defekts: Dances in Dreams of the Known and Unknown (Thrill Jockey) [04-15] - pop/rock
  • Skyggespill: Morphing Between Spaces and Phases (Optical Substance Productions) - jazz
  • The Skygreen Leopards: Family Crimes (Woodsist) [07-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Skyzoo & Torae: Barrel Brothers (First Generation Rich/Internal Affairs) [05-27] - rap
  • Slash: World on Fire (Dik Hayd) [09-16] - album rock
  • Sleepwave: Broken Compass (Epitaph) [09-16] - industrial metal
  • Sleepy Sun: Maui Tears (Dine Alone)
  • Slipknot: .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) [10-21] - alt metal
  • Sloan: Commonwealth (Yep Roc) [09-09] - power pop
  • Matt Slocum: Black Elk's Dream (Chandra) - jazz
  • Slough Feg: Digital Resistance (Metal Blade) [02-18] - heavy metal
  • Slow Club: Complete Surrender (Wichita) [07-15] - pop/rock
  • Small Black: Real People (Jagjaguwar) [04-01] - indie electronic
  • Smashing Pumpkins: Monuments to an Elegy (BMG/Martha's Music) [12-09]
  • Ches Smith and These Arches: International Hoohah (ForTune) - jazz
  • Paul Smith/Peter Brewis: Frozen by Sight (Memphis Industries) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John Zorn: Sonic Rivers (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Walter Smith III: Still Casual (CD Baby) [09-09] - jazz
  • The Smith Street Band: Throw Me in the River ()
  • Smoke DZA: Dream.Zone.Archive (RFC Music Group) [04-01] - rap
  • Smoke Fairies: Smoke Fairies (Full Time Hobby) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Torben Snekkestad/Barry Guy: Slip Slide and Collide (Maya) - jazz
  • So Cow: The Long Con (Goner) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • JP Soars: Full Moon Night in Memphis (self-released) - blues
  • Nico Soffiato: OST Quartet (Setola di Maiale) - jazz
  • The Soft Pink Truth: Why Do the Heathen Rage? (Thrill Jockey) [06-17] - black metal
  • Soft Walls: No Time (Trouble in Mind) [07-29] - noise pop
  • SOJA: Amid the Noise and Haste (ATO) [08-12] - contemporary reggae
  • Silja Sol: Pa Hjertet ()
  • Solids: Blame Confusion (Fat Possum) [02-18] - lo-fi
  • Lara Solnicki: Whose Shadow? (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Solstafir: Otta () - metal
  • Somi: The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh) [08-05] - [PM]
  • Sonar: Static Motion (Cuneiform) [01-21] - minimalism
  • A Sondheim Jazz Project: City of Strangers (Bobby Hsu Music) - jazz
  • Söndörgö: Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks (Riverboat) - world
  • Sondre Lerche: Please (Mona) [09-23] - pop/rock
  • Sonic Avenues: Mistakes (Dirtnap) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • J Spaceman and Kid Millions: Live at the Poisson Rouge (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Spain: Sargent Place (Dine Alone) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Jesse Sparkawk & Eric Carbonara: Tributes & Diatribes (VHF)
  • Dave Specter: Message in Blue (Delmark) - blues
  • D Charles Speer & the Helix: Doubled Exposure (Thrill Jockey) [02-25] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Alister Spence/Myra Melford: Everything Here Is Possible (self-released) - jazz
  • Spiders: Shake Electric (Spinefarm) [11-11] - hard rock
  • Spiro: Pole Star (Real World) - jazz
  • Split Single: Fragmented World (Inside Outside) [04-01] - rock
  • Spring Offensive: Young Animal Hearts (self-released) [03-10] - indie rock
  • Springtime Carnivore: Springtime Carnivore (Autumn Tone) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Squarepusher: Music for Robots (Warp, EP) [04-08] - electronic
  • Tomasz Sroczynski/Marek Pospieszalski: Bareness (Requiem) - jazz
  • Stagnant Pools: Geist (Polyvinyl) [06-10] - indie rock
  • Stalley: Ohio (Atlantic/Maybach) [10-28] - gangsta rap
  • Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Omnivore) [06-03] - Americana
  • Chris Staples: American Soft (Barsuk)
  • Ryan Star: Angels + Animals (self-released) [01-13] - alt rock
  • The Star Pillow Meet Bruno Romani: Via Del Chiasso (Setola di Maiale) - jazz
  • Stardeath and White Dwarfs: Wastold (Federal Prism) [07-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Stars: No One Is Lost (ATO) [10-14] - indie pop
  • Steel Panther: All You Can Eat (Open E Music) [04-01] - comedy rock
  • The John Steel Singers: Everything's a Thread (Full Time Hobby) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Steelism: 615 to Fame (Single Lock/Thirty Tigers) [09-16] - instrumental country
  • Stephen Steinbrink: Arranged Wives (Melodic)
  • Vaghe Stelle: Sweet Sixteen (Astro: Dynamics)
  • Håkon Stene: Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal (Hubro)
  • Dayna Stephens: Peace (Sunnyside) [11-04] - jazz
  • Bob Stewart: Connections: Mind the Gap (Sunnyside) [08-05] - jazz
  • The Sticks: The Sticks (Just for the Records) - jazz
  • Curtis Stigers: Hooray for Love (Concord) [04-29] - vocal jazz
  • Robert Stillman: Leap of Death (Archaic Future)
  • Baba Stiltz: Total ()
  • Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me (Lindseystomp Music) [04-29] - classical crossover
  • Angus & Julia Stone: Angus & Julia Stone (American/Virgin) [08-05]
  • CW Stoneking: Gon' Boogaloo (King Hokum) - blues
  • Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers (Modern Love) [11-18] - experimental techno
  • Straight Arrows: Rising (Agitated)
  • Emil Strandberg: More Music for Trumpet, Guitar and Bass (self-released) - jazz
  • Stray Birds: Best Medicine (Yep Roc) [10-21] - neo-traditional folk
  • Barbra Streisand: Partners (Sony) [09-16] - vocal
  • The String Cheese Incident: Loud & Proud/Relativity (04-29) [jam bands]
  • Dave Stryker: Eight Track (Strikezone) [03-04] - guitar jazz
  • Suarasama: Timeline (Space)
  • Such Gold: The New Sidewalk (Razor & Tie) [11-11] - punk revival
  • Suicide Silence: You Can't Stop Me (Nuclear Blast) [07-15] - metal
  • Suicideyear: Remembrance (Software) [09-23] - electronic
  • The Suite Unraveling: The Suite Unraveling (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • Dan Sultan: Blackbird ()
  • Sumerian Fleet: Just Pressure (Dark Entries) [05-27] - darkwave
  • Summer Camp: Beyond Clueless [OST] (Moshi Moshi) [08-04] - pop/rock
  • Sun Araw: Belomancie (Sun Ark/Drag City) [02-18] - psychedelic rock
  • Sun Glitters: Scattered Into Light (Mush) [01-28]
  • Sundae + Mr Goessl: Cheek to Cheek (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Sunn 0)))/Ulver: Terrestrials (Southern Lord) [02-04] - experimental
  • A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent (Lefse) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Avery Sunshine: The Sun Room (Shanachie) [05-27] - [PM]
  • Supersilent: 12 (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Survival Knife: Loose Power (Fat Possum/Glacial Pace) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Kelley Suttenfield: Among the Stars (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions (Varese Sarabande) [09-16] - vocal jazz
  • Cole Swindell: Cole Swindell (Warner Music) - country
  • Sweet Apple: The Golden Age of Glitter (Teepee) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Taylor Swift: 1989 (Big Machine) [10-28] - teen pop
  • Switchfoot: Fading West (Atlantic) [01-14] - post-grunge
  • The Swon Brothers: The Swon Brothers (Arista) [10-14] - country-pop
  • David Sylvian: There's a Light That Enters Houses With No Other House in Sight (Samadhi Sound) [conceptual art]
  • Syrinx Effect: Snail Songs (self-released) - jazz
  • SZA: Z (Top Dawg Enterprises, EP) [04-08]
  • Taking Back Sunday: Happiness Is (Hopeless) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Talibam! & Weasel Walter: Polyp (Mnóad) - jazz?
  • Tom Tallitsch: Ride (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tank: Stronger (Atlantic) [08-12] - stronger
  • Tape: Casino (Hapna)
  • Tarbaby with Oliver Lake & Marc Ducret: Fanon (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Greg Tardy: Hope (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks: Enter the Slasher House (Domino) [04-08] - experimental rock
  • Tarwater: Adrift (Bureau B) [11-11] - alt/indie rock
  • Alexis Taylor: Await Barbarians (Domino) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • George Taylor: Rain or Shine (self-released) - jazz
  • George Taylor: Trouble Town (self-released) - jazz
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: The Dirty Truth (Imports) [09-30]
  • John Taylor: In Two Minds (CAM Jazz) - piano jazz
  • Tech N9ne: Strangeulation (Strange Music) [05-06] - hardcore rap
  • Team Spirit: Killing Time (Vice) [09-30] - indie rock
  • Teebs: Estara (Brainfeeder) [04-08] - electronic
  • Teen: The Way and Color (Carpark) [04-22] - indie pop
  • Teenager: EPLP (Telephone Explosion) [09-09]
  • Teitanblood: Death ()
  • Teleman: Breakfast (Moshi Moshi) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Sébastien Tellier: L'Aventura (Universal) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Kate Tempest: Everybody Down (Big Dada) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Temples: Sun Restructured (Heavenly) [11-11] - indie rock
  • Mark Templeton + Kyle Armstrong: Extensions (Graphical)
  • Benmont Tench: You Should Be So Lucky (Blue Note) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Tennis: Ritual in Repeat (Communion) [09-09] - indie rock
  • Tennis System: Technicolour Blind (Papercup Music) [10-21] - indie pop
  • Tense Men: Where Dull Care Is Forgotten (Faux Discx) [03-10]
  • Tetema: Geocidal (Ipecac) [12-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Jimmy Thackery: Extra Jimmies (Blind Pig) [10-14] - blues
  • Thank You Scientist: Maps of Non-Existent Places ()
  • Thantifaxath: Sacred White Noise () - metal
  • Thee Oh Sees: Drop (Castle Face) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Thelonious: Crows on the Beeline (self-released) - jazz
  • Theory of a Deadman: Savages (Roadrunner) [07-29] - post-grunge
  • Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal (Omnivore) [08-12] - punk/new wave
  • Rachel Therrien: Home Inspiration (self-released) - jazz
  • Robin Thicke: Paula (Star Trak/Interscope) [07-01] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Eric Thielemans: Sprang (Miasmah) - jazz
  • Thievery Corporation: Saudade (Eighteen Street/ESL) [04-01] - downbeat
  • Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer: Bass & Mandolin (Nonesuch) [09-09] - jazz
  • This Wild Life: Clouded (Epitaph) [06-10] - emo-pop
  • This Will Destroy You: Another Language (Suicide Squeeze) [09-16] - post-rock
  • Jacob Thomas Jr: Original Sin (self-released)
  • Prins Thomas: Prins Thomas III (Full Pupp) [04-29] - neo-disco
  • Josh Thompson: Turn It Up (Show Dog/Universal) [04-01] - country
  • Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics (Relativity) [07-22] - British folk
  • Thompson Family: Family (Fantasy) [11-18] - British folk-rock
  • Thou: Heathen (Gilead Media) [03-25] - doom metal
  • Throwing Snow: Mosaic (Houdstooth) [06-03] - pop/rock
  • Thug Entrancer: Death After Life (Software) [02-17] - juke
  • Thumpers: Galore (Sub Pop) [02-11] - indie electronic
  • Yann Tiersen: [Infinity] (Mute) [05-20] - film score
  • Tiësto: A Town Called Paradise (Republic) [06-17] - electronic
  • Tigers Jaw: Charmer (Run for Cover) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Christopher Tignor: Thunder Lay Down in the Heart (Western Vinyl) [03-17]
  • Glenn Tilbrook: Happy Ending (Quixotic) [04-08] - pop/rock
  • Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts) [04-01] - indie folk
  • Timeflies: After Hours (Island) [04-29] - EDM
  • The Ting Tings: Super Critical (Finac) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Tink: Winter's Diary 2: Forever Yours (self-released) [01-10] - hip-hop
  • Tiny Ruins: Brightly Painted One (Bella Union) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Jason Titley: Still Rollin' (Dreadnought)
  • To Rococco Rot: Instrument (City Slang) [07-29] - indie electronic
  • Tobacco: Ultima Il Massae (Ghostly International) [05-13]
  • Today Is the Day: Animal Mother (Southern Lord) [10-14] - heavy metal
  • Mia Dol Todd: Floresta (City Zen) [09-16] - bossa nova
  • Together Pangea: Badillac (Harvest) [01-21]
  • Tohpati: Tribal Dance (Moonjune) - jazz/world fusion
  • Simon Toldam Trio: Kig Op 14 (ILK Music) - jazz
  • Tom the Lion: Sleep (Verve) [05-13]
  • Tombs: Savage Gold (Relapse) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • Bruno Tommaso: Le Oche de Lorenz (Rudi) - jazz
  • Tomorrows Tulips: When (Burger) [10-07] - garage punk
  • TOPS: Picture You Staring (Arbutus) [09-09] - indie electronic
  • Torch Runner: Endless Nothing (Southern Lord) [09-30] - grindcore
  • Tosca: Outta Here (!K7) [10-07] - alt dance
  • Total Control: Typical System (Iron Lung) [06-24] - post-punk
  • The Tower of Light: The Tower of Light (Felte) [02-04] - dream pop
  • Ralph Towner/Wolfgang Muthspiel/Slava Grigoryan: Travel Guide (ECM) - jazz
  • Devin Townsend Project: (Inside Out) [10-28] - heavy metal
  • Toy: Join the Dots (Heavenly) [01-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Trampled by Turtles: Wild Animals (Banjodad) [07-14]
  • Trans Am: Volume X (Thrill Jockey) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Trap Them: Blissfucker (Prosthetic) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • Trash Talk: No Peace (Odd Future) [05-27] - post-hardcore
  • Traumer: Takt (Herzblut) [04-24]
  • TRE + Stefano Battaglia: Horo (Abeat, 2CD) - jazz
  • Trey Songz: Trigga (Atlantic) [07-01] - contemporary r&b
  • Trigger Happy: Trigger Happy (Rounder) [09-30] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Triptykon: Melana Chasmata (Century Media) [04-15] - metal
  • Walter Trout: The Blues Came Callin' (Mascot) [06-10]
  • Trümmer: Trümmer ()
  • Trust: Joyland (Arts & Crafts) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Kate Tucker + The Sons of Sweden: The Shape the Color the Feel (Red Valise)
  • Tunto: Huvi (Aani) - jazz
  • Turn to Crime: Can't Love (Mugg & Bopp/Old Flame) [07-01] - noise pop
  • Alexander Turnquist: Flying Fantasy (Western Vinyl) [06-09]
  • TV Eyes: TV Eyes (Omnivore) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Tweedy: Sukierae (Anti) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Twelfth Day: The Devil Makes Three (Orange Feather)
  • Twilight: III: Beneath Trident's Tomb (Century Media) [03-18] - heavy metal
  • The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave (Fat Cat) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Twin Atlantic: The Great Divide (Red Bull) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Twin Forks: Twin Forks (Dine Alone Music) [02-25] - indie folk
  • Twin Peaks: Wild Onion (Grand Jury) [08-05] - alt pop/rock
  • Mr Twin Sister: Mr Twin Sister (Infinite Beat) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Twista: The Dark Horse (Get Money Gang) [08-12] - gangsta rap
  • Ty Dolla Sign: Beach House EP (Atlantic, EP) [01-21] - rap
  • Tycho: Awake (Ghostly International) [03-17]
  • Typhoon: Lobi Da Basi ()
  • U2: Songs of Innocence (Interscope/Island) [10-14] - pop/rock
  • Ultimate Painting: Ultimate Painting (Trouble in Mind) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Ume: Monuments (Dangerbird) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Umphrey's McGee: Similar Skin (MRI) [06-10] - neo prog
  • U-Nam: C'est Le Funk (Skytown) [09-15]
  • The Underachievers: Cellar Door: Terminus UI Exordium (RPM MSC) [08-12] - east coast rap
  • United Nations: The Next Four Years (Temporary Residence) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • The Unsemble: The Unsemble (Ipecac) [03-04] - experimental
  • Untold: Black Light Spiral (Hemlock) [02-24]
  • The Urban Renewal Project: Local Legend (Lombardy) - jazz
  • The Used: Imaginary Enemy (Hopeless) [04-01] - emo
  • Peeter Uuskyla: Daydreaming Nerves (Omlott) - jazz
  • The Vacant Lots: Departure (Sonic Cathedral) [07-01] - alt/indie rock
  • Vacationer: Relief (Downtown) [06-24] - alt pop/rock
  • Vader: Tibi Et Igni () - metal
  • Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express: In Motion (Criss Cross) [09-16] - jazz
  • Manuel Valera Sr: Recuerdos (Mavo) - jazz
  • Vallenfyre: Splinters ()
  • Vamos: More Songs About Circles (Antipop)
  • Van Valami: Furcsa Es Megmagyarazhatatlan (Filmzene) ()
  • Ken Vandermark: Nine Ways to Read a Bridge (Not Two, 6CD) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Paal Nilssen-Love Duo: Lightning Over Water () - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Paal Nilssen-Love: Extended Duos (Audiographic) - jazz
  • David Vanderveide: Shadow Sides (Park the Van) [09-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Chad VanGaalen: Shrink Dust (Sub Pop) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Gideon van Gelder: Lighthouse (Bertus-Rosen) [10-14] - jazz
  • Christina Vantzou: No 2 (Kranky) [02-24]
  • Brock Van Wey: Home (Echospace, 2CD) [04-01]
  • Jozef Van Wissem: It Is Time for You to Return (Made to Measure/Crammed Discs) [12-02] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Andreas Varady: Andreas Varady (Verve) [08-05] - guitar jazz
  • Variable Density Sound Orchestra: Evolving Strategies (Not Two) - jazz
  • The Vaselines: V for Vaselines (Rosary Music) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Dimitrije Vasiljevic: Metaphor (self-released) - piano jazz
  • VAX: Count to VAX (self-released) - jazz
  • Suzanne Vega: Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles (Amanuensis/Superego) [02-18] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Tom Vek: Luck (Moshi Moshi) [06-10] - indie electronic
  • Moreno Veloso: Coisa Boa (Luaka Bop) [09-09] - Latin
  • Venetian Snares: My Love Is a Bulldozer (Planet Mu) [06-17] - electronic
  • Verma: Sunrunner (Trouble in Mind) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Erik Vermeulen Trio: Asterisk (El Negocito) [09-05] - jazz
  • Vertical Scratchers: Daughter of Everything (Merge) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Vertigo Trombone Quartet: Developing Good Habits (NWOG) [05-16] - jazz
  • Vesania: Deux Ex Machina (Metal Blade) [10-28] - symphonic black metal
  • Vessel: Punish, Honey (Tri Angle) [09-16] - experimental techno
  • Vesuvio Solo: Flavors (Banko Gotit) [10-15]
  • Hugues Vincent & Yasumune Morishige: Fragment () - jazz
  • The Vines: Wicked Nature (Wicked Nature Music) [09-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Violent Soho: Hungry Ghost () [09-30] - punk-pop
  • Virgil and the Accelerators: Army of Three () [10-21]
  • Eric Vloeimans: Oliver's Cinema (Buzz) - jazz
  • Wolfgang Voigt: Rückverzauberung 9/Musik für Kulturinstitutionen (Kompakt)
  • The Voluntary Butler Scheme: A Million Ways to Make Gold (Split) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Alexander Von Mehren: Aéropop Revisited (Aeropop) [10-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Von Spar: Streetlife ()
  • The Voyeurs: Rhubarb Rhubarb (Heavenly) [11-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • Vril: Torus (Forum)
  • Vulkano: Live Wild Die Free (Sony) [07-01] - pop/rock
  • Christian Vuust: Urban Hymn (self-released) - jazz
  • Torgeir Waldemar: Torgeir Waldemar ()
  • Terry Waldo: The Soul of Ragtime (Tompkins Square)
  • Kelsey Waldon: The Gold Mine (self-released)
  • Walk the Moon: Talking Is Hard (RCA) [12-02]
  • Lissy Walker: Wonderland (Dogwood) - vocal jazz
  • Ryley Walker: All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square) [04-15] - guitar virtuoso
  • Walter TV: Appetite (Sinderlyn) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Wampire: Bazaar (Polyvinyl) [10-07] - indie pop
  • Wand: Ganglion Reel (God?) [08-26] - garage punk
  • Beau Wanzer: Untitled (self-released)
  • Ward Thomas: From Where We Stand (WTW Music)
  • Warm Soda: Young Reckless Hearts (Castle Face) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Warm Widow: Childless (Filthy Home)
  • Geoff Warren: The Quartet Album (FMR) - jazz
  • Nick Waterhouse: Holly (Innovative Leisure) [03-04] - retro-soul
  • Sean Watkins: All I Do Is Lie (Roaring Girl) [07-01] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Lewis Watson: The Morning (Warner Bros) [06-16] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ben Watt: Hendra (Unmade Road) [04-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Watter: This World (Temporary Residence) [05-27] - experimental rock
  • Trevor Watts: Veracity (FMR) - jazz
  • Wax Witches: Center of Your Universe (Burger) [10-07] - garage punk
  • Gerard Way: Hesitant Alien (Reprise) [10-07] - punk-pop
  • Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne: Get Rollin' (Stony Plain) [04-22] - blues
  • We Are Catchers: We Are Catchers (Domino) [03-25] - indie pop
  • We Are Scientists: TV En Français (Dine Alone) [03-04] - indie rock
  • We Are Shining: Kara () [10-26]
  • We Are the In Crowd: Weird Kids (Hopeless) [02-18] - punk-pop
  • We Have Band: Movements (Naive) [04-29] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • We Need Secrets: Melancholy and the Archive (Saint Marie) [07-29]
  • We Were Evergreen: Towards (Universal/Island) [05-06] - indie pop
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unravelling (Fat Cat) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Jane Weaver: The Silver Globe (Bird) [11-18] - indie folk
  • Bry Webb: Free Will (Idee Fixe)
  • Colin Webster/Mark Holub: Viscera (self-released) - jazz
  • Weeknight: Post-Everything (Artificial) [03-04]
  • Weeping Willows: The Time Has Come (Razzia) [02-26] - rock
  • Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End (Island/Republic) [10-07] - contemporary pop/rock
  • James Weidman: October Feeling (Inner Circle Music) - piano jazz
  • David Weiss: When Words Fail (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Bobby Wellins and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Culloden Moor Suite (Spartacus) - jazz
  • Wiley: Snakes & Ladders (Big Dada) [11-03]
  • Chris Willer: Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts (self-released) - jazz
  • Paul Weller: More Modern Classics (Virgin EMI) [06-03] - British trad rock
  • Wen: Signals ()
  • Kenny Werner/Lionel Loueke/Miguel Zenon/Benjamin Koppel/Ferenc Nemeth: Coalition (Half Note) [09-16] - jazz
  • Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue: Blood Red Velvet (Frogville) - country
  • Weyes Blood: The Innocents (Mexican Summer) [10-21] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Tim Wheeler: Lost Domain (RED Music Solutions) [11-10] - alt/indie rock
  • The Whigs: Modern Creation (New West) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Whirlpool: This World and One More (self-released) - jazz
  • Whirr: Sway (Graveface) [09-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Rodney Whitaker: When We Find Ourselves Alone (Mack Avenue) [08-19] - jazz
  • Paul White: Shaker Notes (R&S) [09-30] - experimental electronic
  • Peter White: Smile (Heads Up) [10-07] - crossover jazz
  • Philip White: Documents (Infrequent Seams)
  • Xylouris White: Goats (Other Music) [10-14] - experimental
  • White Arrows: In Bardo (Votiv) [09-16] - indie rock
  • White Fence: For the Recently Found Innocent (Drag City) [07-22] - alt/indie rock
  • White Hinterland: Baby (Dead Oceans) [04-01] - alt singer-songwriter
  • White Suns: Totem (The Flenser)
  • White Violet: Stay Lost (Normaltown) [09-23] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Whitechapel: Our Endless War (Metal Blade) [04-29] - death metal
  • Betty Who: Take Me When You Go (RCA) [10-07] - dance-pop
  • The WHO Trio: The WHO Zoo (Auricle) - jazz
  • WhoMadeWho: Dreams (Darup Associates) [03-18] - postpunk revival
  • WIFE: What's Between (Tri Angle) [06-10] - club/dance
  • Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Rhythm (The Leaf Label) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Anand Wilder/Maxwell Kardon: Break Line (Secretly Canadian) [07-15] - indie pop
  • Devon Williams: Gilding the Lily (Slumberland) [06-03] - indie pop
  • Holly Williams: The Highway (Georgiana) - country
  • Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20) [09-30] - contemporary folk
  • Willie the Kid and Bronze Nazareth: The Living Daylights (Embassy)
  • The Willows: Amidst Fiery Skies (Elk)
  • Chris Wilson: It's Flamin' Groovy! (Proper/Twenty Stone Blatt) [01-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Dan Wilson: Love Without Fear (Ballroom) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • Winter Wilson: Cutting Free (self-released)
  • Jesse Winchester: A Reasonable Amount of Trouble (Appleseed) [09-16] - folk-rock
  • Martin Wind: Turn Out the Stars (What If? Music) - jazz
  • The Wind and the Wave: From the Wreckage (RCA) [08-05]
  • Virginia Wing: Measures of Joy (Fire) [11-04] - experimental rock
  • Winger: Better Days Comin' (Frontiers) [04-22] - hard rock
  • Brice Winston: Child's Play (Criss Cross) [09-16] - jazz
  • Winterfylleth: Divination of Antiquity () - black metal
  • Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer (Cantaloupe) [04-29]
  • Wolves in the Throne Room: Celestite (Artemesia) [07-08] - heavy metal
  • Wolves Like Us: Black Soul Choir (Prosthetic) [02-24] - heavy metal
  • Woman's Hour: Conversations (Secretly Canadian) [07-15] - indie electronic
  • Woo: When the Past Arrives (Drag City)
  • The Woodentops: Granular Tales (Cherry Red) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Woods: With Light and With Love (Woodsist) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Woods of Desolation: As the Stars (Northern Silence) [02-14] - black metal
  • The Word Alive: Real (Fearless) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • Bernie Worrell: The Upper Air (MOD Technologies) - jazz
  • Wovenhand: Refractory Obdurate (Deathwish) [04-29] - post-rock
  • Wovenwar: Wovenwar (Metal Blade) [08-05] - alt metal
  • Wrangler: LA Spark (Memetune) [05-27] - indie electronic
  • Wray: Wray (Communicating Vessels) [07-15]
  • Wreck & Reference: Want ()
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies: Then It All Came Down/You've Always Meant So Much to Me (Thrill Jockey) [10-21] - experimental
  • Jack Wright/Ben Wright: As If Anything Could Be the Same (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Wunder Wunder: Everything Infinite (Dovecote) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Eric Wyatt: Borough of Kings (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Wye Oak: Shriek (Merge) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • The Wytches: Annabel Dream Reader (Partisan) [08-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Xeno & Oaklander: Par Avion (Ghostly International) [06-24] - indie electronic
  • Xiu Xiu: Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Bella Union/Polyvinyl) [02-04] - experimental rock
  • Yamaneko: Pixel Wave Embrace (Local Action)
  • Weird Al Yankovic: Mandatory Fun (RCA) [07-15] - comedy rock
  • Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch (GM) - jazz
  • Yellow Ostrich: Cosmos (Barsuk) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Yellow Tears: Golden Showers May Bring Flowers (Septic World)
  • Yellowcard: Lift a Sail (Razor & Tie) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Girma Yifrashewa: Love and Peace (Unseen Worlds)
  • Ymusic: Balance Problems (New Amsterdam) [09-30]
  • YOB: Clearing the Path to Ascend ()
  • Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (self-released) [09-26] - electronica
  • James Yorkston: Cellardyke Recording and Wassalling Society (Domino) [08-19] - alt singer/songwriter
  • You Are Wolf: Hawk to the Hunting Gone (Stone Tape)
  • You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You're Doing (Topshelf)
  • You+Me: Rose Ave (RCA) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Jacob Young: Forever Young (ECM) [06-17] - jazz
  • Sarah Marie Young: Little Candy Heart (Snip) - vocal jazz
  • The Young: Chrome Cactus (Matador) [08-26] - indie rock
  • Young and in the Way: When Life Comes to Death ()
  • Young & Sick: Young & Sick (Harvest) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Young Boy: Other Summers (Saint Marie) [04-08] - shoegaze
  • Young Magic: Breathing Statues (Carpark) [05-06] - dream pop
  • The Young Sinclairs: This Is the Young Sinclairs (Ample Play) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Young the Giant: Mind Over Matter (Fueled by Ramen)
  • Young Widows: Easy Pain (Temporary Residence) [05-12] - noise rock
  • Eli Young Band: 10,000 Towns (Republic Nashville) [03-04] - country
  • Your Friend: Jekyll/Hyde (Domino) [04-08] - indie rock
  • Yusuf [Cat Stevens]: Tell 'Em I'm Gone (Legacy) [10-28] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Yvette: Process (Godmode)
  • Z3: Pale Fire (Whyplayjazz) - jazz
  • Zaimph & Yek Koo: L'intérieur de la Vue (Obsolete Units)
  • Zamilska: Untune (self-released)
  • Zammuto: Anchor (Temporary Residence) [09-02] - experimental techno
  • Zebrina: Hamidbar Medaber (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz/Jewish
  • Thalia Zedek: Six (Thrill Jockey) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Zeitkratzer: Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (self-released) - noise
  • Denny Zeitlin: Stairway to the Stars (Sunnyside) [07-08] - jazz
  • Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Columbia) [04-22] - film score
  • Zion 80: Adramelech: Book of Angels 22 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Zola Jesus: Taiga (Mute) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Zongo Junction: No Discount (Electric Cowbell) - world
  • Zoor: Volumes A + B (Umlaut) - jazz
  • John Zorn: In the Hall of Mirrors (Tzadik) [05-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Myth and Mythopoesis (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: On Leaves of Grass (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Testament of Solomon (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Valentine's Day (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • Yumi Zouma: Yumi Zouma (Cascine, EP) [02-11]
  • Zu: Goodnight, Civilization (Trost, EP) - jazz?
  • All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (Rounder) [05-06] - album rock
  • All Your Friends's Friends (K) [11-11] - alt rap
  • And I'll Scratch Yours (Real World)
  • Art of McCartney (Arctic Poppy) [11-18] - adult contemporary
  • Beck Song Reader (Capitol) [07-29] - pop/rock
  • Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in the USA (Lightning Rod) [09-16] - roots rock
  • Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Compass, 2CD) [09-09] - folk
  • Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life (Rhino) [04-01] - hard rock
  • Divergent [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Interscope)
  • Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina (Rock the Cause) [04-22] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Buddy Holly Country Tribute: Remember Me (Nashville America) - country
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt 1 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Republic) [11-18] - soundtrack
  • Hyperdub 10.2 (Hyperdub) [07-29] - electronic
  • Hyperdub 10.3 (Hyperdub) [09-22] - electronic
  • Hyperdub 10.4 (Hyperdub) [11-10] - electronic
  • Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road) [04-01]
  • Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue (Big Machine) [08-19] - contemporary country
  • Muppets Most Wanted [Original Soundtrack] (Walt Disney) [03-18] - soundtracks
  • Pop Ambient 2014 (Kompakt) [02-04] - electronic
  • Red Hot + Arthur Russell: Master Mix (Yep Roc) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Red Hot + Bach (Sony Masterworks)
  • Space Project (Lefse) [04-22] - indie rock

Reissues, Etc.

  • The Afghan Whigs: Gentlemen (Elektra/Rhino) [10-28] - indie rock
  • The Aislers Set: Terrible Things Happen (Slumberland) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Aislers Set: The Last Match (Slumberland) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Aislers Set: How I Learned to Write Backwards (Suicide Squeeze) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Keith Allison: In Action: The Complete Columbia Sides Plus! (Real Gone) [04-01] - rock & roll
  • The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Mercury) [07-29] - album rock
  • The Allman Brothers Band: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992 (Epic/Legacy) [02-18] - rock
  • Eric Andersen: Blue River/Stages: The Lost Album (1972, BGO)
  • Negro Aquilino: El Saxofon Humano (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (Mosaic) - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: Complete Newport 1956 & 1958 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • Steve Arrington: Way Out 80-84 (Tummy Touch) [09-30]
  • Albert Ayler: Lorrach, Paris 1966 (Hatology) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler: Spiritual Unity [50th Anniversary Edition] (ESP-Disk) - free jazz
  • Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain [30th Anniversary Edition] (1984, Domino) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • William Basinski: Melancholia (Temporary Residence)
  • Bastille: All This Bad Blood (Virgin) [04-22] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • The Beatles: The US Albums (Capitol, 13CD) [01-21] - British invasion
  • Bedhead: 1992-1998 (Numero Group, 4CD) [11-11] - alt pop/rock
  • Martyn Bennett: Grit (Real World Gold) - world
  • Better Than Ezra: Surprise (1989, Liaison Music) [08-19] - american trad rock
  • The Bevis Frond: High in a Flat: Highlights 1987-1990 (Cherry Red) [04-29] - alt pop/rock
  • Big Star: Live in Memphis (Omnivore) [11-04] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Bikini Kill: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Bikini Kill) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Bis: Data Panik Etcetera (Do Yourself In) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Bis: Return to Central [Deluxe Edition] (Do Yourself In) [12-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Bis: Social Dancing [Deluxe Edition] (Do Yourself In) [12-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Bis: The Anthology: 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry (Do Yourself In) [11-11] - indie rock
  • Black Zone Myth Chant: Straight Cassette (Laitdbac)
  • Blaqstarr: The Blaq-Files 2002-06 (Jeffree's/Mad Decent)
  • Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia/Legacy) [02-04] - Chicago blues
  • Boards of Canada: Hi Scores (Skam)
  • David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed (Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) [11-18] - art rock
  • Lester Bowie: The Great Pretender (1981, Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Glenn Branca: Lesson No 1 ()
  • Peter Brötzmann: For Adolphe Sax (1967, Cien Fuegos) - jazz
  • Peter Brötzmann: Opened, but Hardly Touched (1981, Cien Fuegos) - jazz
  • Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Blue Note) [06-10] - bop
  • James Brown: Get On Up: The James Brown Story (Polydor) [07-29] - funk
  • Zac Brown Band: Greatest Hits So Far (Atlantic) [11-11] - contemporary country
  • Bush: Man on the Run [Deluxe Edition] (Zuma Rock) [10-21] - post-grunge
  • Hadley Caliman: Hadley Caliman (Boplicity) - jazz
  • Cave: Release: Singles 2007-2013 (Drag City) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • A Certain Ratio: Sextet (1982, Factory Benelux, 2CD) [11-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Michael Chapman: Playing Guitar the Easy Way (1976, Light in the Attic) [04-22] - British folk
  • Bobby Charles: Bobby Charles (1972, Light in the Attic) - swamp rock
  • Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Concord) - r&b/soul
  • The Chills: Stand By [Bonus Tracks] (2004, Fire) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Chills: The BBC Sessions (Fire) [11-04] - New Zealand rock
  • Clark: Clark (Warp) [11-04] - experimental techno
  • The Clean: Anthology (Merge) [07-15] - indie rock
  • John Coltrane: Afro Blue Impressions (Pablo) - jazz
  • John Coltrane & Friends: Trane's Blue Note Sessions (1956-57, Blue Note, 3CD) - jazz
  • Ry Cooder: Soundtracks (Rhino/Warner Bros) [10-07] - country-rock
  • Graham Collier: Luminosity (Jazz Continuum) - jazz
  • Gal Costa: Gal Costa (Real Gone) [07-01] - bossa nova
  • Patrick Cowley: School Daze (1973-81, Dark Entries) [01-21] - experimental electronic
  • Laurence Crane: Chamber Works 1992-2007 ()
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits (Fantasy) [04-29] - rock & roll
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young: CSNY 1974 (Atlantic, 4CD) [07-08] - album rock
  • Cursive: The Ugly Organ [Deluxe Edition] (2003, Saddle Creek) [11-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Danish Radio Big Band: A Good Time Was Had by All (1964-2000, Storyville, 6CD) - jazz
  • Miles Davis: Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (Blue Note) [05-20] - cool jazz
  • The Miles Davis Quintet: All of You: The Last Tour 1960 (Acrobat) - jazz
  • Doris Day: The Essential Doris Day (Columbia/Legacy) [03-25]
  • Jordan De La Sierra: Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose (Numero) [12-02] - monotonal
  • John Denver: All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection (Legacy) [11-04] - singer/songwriter
  • Neil Diamond: All-Time Greatest Hits (Capitol) [07-08] - pop-rock
  • Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes: Reunified (Neon)
  • Gareth Dickson: Invisible String (Sleeping Man)
  • The Dictators: Faster . . . Louder: The Dictators' Best 1975-2001 (Raven) [04-15] - hard rock
  • DJ Koze: Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2009-2014 (Pampa) [10-28] - club/dance
  • John Doe: The Best of John Doe: This Far (Yep Roc) [05-20] - roots rock
  • Donato Dozzy: K (2010, Further)
  • Donato Dozzy & Nuel: The Aquaplano Sessions (Spectrum Spools)
  • Nick Drake: Tuck Box (Island, 5CD) [01-21]
  • The Dream Academy: The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - alt pop/rock
  • Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol 11 (Columbia/Legacy, 6CD) [11-04] - singer/songwriter
  • Bob Dylan, et al.: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [03-03]
  • Steve Earle: Live in Nashville 1995 (Shout! Factory) [07-08]
  • Earth Wind & Fire: The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire (Columbia/Legacy) [03-25]
  • Duke Ellington: Masterpieces by Ellington (Columbia/Analogue Productions) - jazz
  • Emerald Web: The Stargate Tapes ()
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery (Razor & Tie) - prog rock
  • Brian Eno: Neroli (All Saints)
  • Ensemble Politonico Vallenato/Sexteto La Constelacion De Colombia: La Fiesta, Que Viva (Staubgold) [10-28] - Colombian
  • Bill Evans: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 (Concord) [jazz]
  • Bill Evans: Symbiosis (Edel Kultur) - jazz
  • Howard Eynon: So What If I'm Standing in Apricot Jam (Earth) [12-02] - acid folk
  • The Family Dogg: A Way of Life: Anthology 1967-1976 (RPM) [04-29] - pop/rock
  • The Fates: Furia ()
  • The Fauns: The Fauns (2009, Invada) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Fennesz: Venice [10th Anniversary Edition] (Touch)
  • The Flaming Lips/Imagene Peise: Imagene Peise: Atlas Eels Christmas (Warner Bros) [12-02] - christmas
  • Bob Frank: Bob Frank (1972, Light in the Attic) [02-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Robert Lester Folsom: Ode to a Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975 (Anthology) [10-21] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (Rhino, 4CD) - soul
  • Fugazi: First Demo (Dischord) [11-18] - American underground
  • Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour '74 [Bonus Tracks] (Eagle Rock) [10-21] - blues-rock
  • Jerry Garcia Band: Garcialive, Vol. 4: March 22, 1978 Veteran's Hall (ATO) [07-15] - country-rock
  • Jerry Garcia Band: Garcialive, Vol. 5: December 31st, 1975, Keystone Bakery (10-21) [country-rock]
  • Howe Gelb: Little Sand Box (Fire, 8CD) [01-14] - 6 solo albums + stuff
  • Genesis: R-Kive (Atlantic/Rhino) [09-30]
  • Robin Gibb: 50 St Catherine's Drive (2006-08, Reprise/Rhino) [09-30] - adult contemporary
  • Vic Godard & Subway Sect: 1979 Now! (AED) [10-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 9 (1974, Grateful Dead/Rhino) - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 12: Colgate College 11/4/1977 (1977, Grateful Dead/Rhino) - jam band
  • Gravenhurst: Flashlight Seasons/Black Holes in the Sand/Offerings (Warp) [12-02] - indie rock
  • The Groovie Ghoulies: Flying Saucer Rock-N-Roll!: The First Three 7"s! (Green Door Recording) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Grupo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: The Feed-Back (Schema)
  • Gurrumul: Gurrumul (2008, Skinnyfish Music) [07-22] - [PM]
  • Herbie Hancock: Dedication (1974, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • Herbie Hancock: Flood (1975, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • Herbie Hancock: Herbie Hancock Trio (1977, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • Herbie Hancock: Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter & Tony Williams (1981, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • Herbie Hancock: The Warner Bros Years [1969-1972] (Warner) - jazz
  • Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball [Deluxe Edition] (Nonesuch)
  • Roy Haynes: Hip Ensemble (Boplicity) - jazz
  • Lee Hazlewood: Love and Other Crimes ()
  • Stephen David Heitkotter: Black Orckid (Now-Again)
  • Helm: Impasse (New Images)
  • Helm: The Hollow Organ ()
  • Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge (Legacy) [09-16] - rock
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Bad Debt (Black Maps) [01-14]
  • Robert Hood: M-Print: 20 Years of M-Plant Music (M-Plant)
  • Whitney Houston: Live: Her Greatest Performances (Legacy) [11-11] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Noah Howard Quartetto: Live at the Swing Club Torino, Italy (Serie WOC Italy) - jazz
  • Rowland S Howard/Nikki Sudden: Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc (08-05) [Numero Group]
  • Rowland S Howard: Pop Crimes (Fat Possum) [08-05]
  • Incredible String Band: I Looked Up (1970, BGO) [09-00]
  • Incredible String Band: U (1970, BGO) [09-00]
  • Julio Iglesias: The Essential Julio Iglesias (Columbia/Legacy) [03-25]
  • Inspiral Carpets: Dung 4 [Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red) [05-06] - Madchester
  • Michael Jackson: Xscape (Epic) [05-13]
  • The Jasmine Weeks: Cut Me Deep: The Anthology 1984-2014 (Cherry Red) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Johnny Jewel: Rarities & Unreleased (self-released) [10-20]
  • Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia (1987, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [05-20] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Deluxe Edition] (Mercury) [03-25] - album rock
  • Ross Johnson and Jeffrey Evans: Vanity Sessions (Spacecase) [01-14]
  • Bessie Jones/The Georgia Sea Island Singers: Get in Union: Recordings by Alan Lomax 1959-1966 (Tompkins Square) [10-28] - field recordings
  • Linda Jones: The Complete ATCO, Loma & Warner Brothers Recordings (Real Gone) [12-02] - soul
  • Ralph Jones: Slumber Party Massacre (Death Waltz)
  • Sheila Jordan: Portrait of Sheila (American Jazz Classics)
  • Ariel Kalma: An Evolutionary Music: Original Recordings 1972-1979 (RVNG Intl) [12-02] - ambient
  • Stan Kenton Orchestra: Kenton Roars! At the Golden Lion (1969, Tantara) - big band jazz
  • King Crimson: Starless: Live in Europe (Panegyric, 24CD) - prog rock
  • The Kinks: The Essential Kinks (Legacy)
  • Roland Kirk: The Limelight/Verve Albums (1964-67, Mosaic) - jazz
  • Kiss: Love Gun [Deluxe Edition] (Casablanca) [10-28] - arena rock
  • Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels: Mercury (05-27) [arena rock]
  • Peter Kowald: Discography (Jazzwerkstatt, 4CD) [08-26] - jazz
  • Fela Kuti: Finding Fela! [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Knitting Factory) [07-29] - African traditions
  • Steve Lacy: Cycles (1976-1980) (1976-80, Emanem, 2CD) - jazz
  • Steve Lacy Four: Morning Joy . . . Paris Live (1986, Hatology) - jazz
  • Lambchop: Nixon (2000, Merge) [01-28]
  • Harold Land: Choma (Burn) (Boplicity) - jazz
  • Mark Lanegan: Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 (Light in the Attic) [01-14] - indie rock
  • Laraaji: Celestial Music 1975-2011 ()
  • Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration (Legacy) [04-01]
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 1 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-03] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 2 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic) [06-03] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 3 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic) [06-03] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic/Rhino/Swan Song) [10-28] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy [Super Deluxe Box Set Edition] (Atlantic) [10-28] - album rock
  • Lewis: Romantic Times (1985, Light in the Attic) [08-13]
  • The Limiñanas: I've Got Trouble in Mind: 7" and Rare Stuff 2009-2014 (Trouble in Mind) [09-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Little Feat: Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Yeras 1971-1990 (Rhino) [02-25] - album rock
  • Little Feat: Live in Holland 1976 () [04-22]
  • Nils Lofgren: Face the Music (Fantasy, 9CD) [08-05] - heartland rock
  • Kenny Loggins: High Adventure/Vox Humana (1982-85, BGO)
  • Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 (Omnivore) [01-14] - country-rock
  • Donna Loren: These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (Now Sounds) [04-22] - girl groups
  • Frank Lowe Quartet: Out Loud (1974, Triple Point, 5LP) - jazz
  • Kirsty MacColl: All I Ever Wanted: The Anthology (Salvo) [05-06] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Machinedrum: Vapor City Archives (Ninja Tune) [11-18] - ambient breakbeat
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Between Nothingness & Eternity/Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1973-75, BGO) [09-00] - fusion jazz
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Whiskey A-Go-Go 27.03.72 (Klondike) [09-30] - fusion jazz
  • Ingram Marshall: Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem (Arc Light Editions)
  • Linda Martell: Color Me Country (Real Gone) [06-03] - country-pop
  • McCarthy: Complete Albums, Sincles and BBC Collection (Cherry Red) [12-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Paul McCartney/Wings: Venus and Mars [Deluxe Edition] (Hear Music) [11-04] - album rock
  • Paul McCartney/Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound [Deluxe Edition] (11-04) [contemporary pop/rock]
  • Joe McPhee: The CJR Years 1969-1974 (Bo' Weavil) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: As Serious as Your Life (1996, Hatology) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Underground Railroad (Bo' Weavil) - jazz
  • The Mighty Lemon Drops: Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985-1986 (Cherry Red) [04-08] - alt pop/rock
  • Ronnie Milsap: Summer Number Seventeen (Legacy) [03-18]
  • Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced (Elektra) [11-18] - singer/songwriter
  • Hank Mobley: The Classic Blue Note Collection 1955-1961 (Enlightenment) - jazz
  • Mogwai: Music Industry 3, Fitness Industry 1 (Rock Action) [12-02] - experimental rock
  • Morrissey: Your Arsenal [The Definitive Master] (Parlophone) [07-28]
  • Morrissey: Vauxhall & I [20th Anniversary Definitive Remaster] (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-03] - alt pop/rock
  • Bob Mould: Workbook 25 [Deluxe Edition] (Virgin) [02-25] - reissue + b-sides and live
  • Muslimgauze: Chasing the Shadow of Bryn Jones 1983-88 (Vinyl on Sound)
  • My Chemical Romance: May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001-2013 (Reprise) [03-25] - punk-pop
  • Nas: Illmatic XX (Columbia/Legacy) [04-15] - rap
  • Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (Reprise) [10-07] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Bo Ningen/Savages: Words to the Blind (Pop Noire/Stolen) [11-18] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Nucleus with Leon Thomas: Live (1970, Gearbox) - vocal jazz
  • Oasis: Definitely Maybe [Deluxe Edition] (Big Brother) [05-20] - alt pop/rock
  • Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? [Super Deluxe Edition] (Big Brother) [09-30] - alt pop/rock
  • Officer!: Dead Unique (Blackest Ever Black)
  • Ohio Express: Beg, Borrow & Steal: The Complete Cameo Recordings (Real Gone) [04-29] - AM pop
  • Old 97's: Hitchhike to Rhome [20th Anniversary Edition] (Omnivore) [11-18] - alt country-rock
  • William Onyeabor: Vinyl Boxset 1 & 2 ()
  • Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl [Deluxe Edition] (1987, Sony/Legacy) [05-19] - [PM]
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Memoirs of a Madman (Epic/Legacy) [10-14] - album rock
  • Pantera: Far Beyond Driven [20th Anniversary Edition] (1994, Rhino) - metal
  • Joe Pass: Intercontinental (Edel Kultur) - jazz
  • Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music . . . Period! The Criteria Sessions (Omnivore) [04-15] - fusion
  • Jaco Pastorius: Anthology (Rhino, 2CD) [10-14] - jazz
  • Oscar Peterson: Exclusively for My Friends: My Favorite Instrument, Vol 4 (Edel Kultur) - jazz
  • Madeleine Peyroux: Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux (Rounder) [10-14] - standards
  • Pissed Jeans: Shallow (2005, Sub Pop) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Pixies: Doolittle (4AD) [12-02] - alt pop/rock
  • Plasticland: Plasticland (Cherry Red) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • The Pop Group: We Are Time (Freaks R Us/Kartel) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Pop Group: Cabinet of Curiosities (Freaks R Us) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Bud Powell: Birdland 1953 (ESP-Disk, 3CD) [02-04] - piano jazz
  • Present: Triskaidekaphobie (1980, Cuneiform) [02-04] - prog rock
  • Present: Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (1983, Cuneiform, 2CD) [02-04] - prog rock
  • Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis [Legacy Edition] (RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [03-18]
  • Professor Longhair: The Last Mardi Gras (1978, Real Gone)
  • Public Enemy: Icon (Def Jam, 2CD) [02-25] - rap
  • Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back [Deluxe Edition] (Def Jam) [11-24] - rap
  • Suzi Quatro: The Girl From Detroit City (7T's/Cherry Red) [10-28] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Queen: Forever (Hollywood) [11-11] - album rock
  • Radio Birdman: Radio Birdman (Citadel) [10-07] - aussie rock
  • Gene Rains: Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music of Gene Rains (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - lounge
  • Otis Redding: The King of Soul (Atlantic, 4CD) [02-04] - deep soul
  • Terry Reid: River (1973, BGO) [09-00]
  • REM: 7IN-83-88 (Capitol/IRS)
  • REM: Complete Rarities IRS 1982-1987 (Capitol Catalog) [05-20] - alt pop/rock
  • REM: Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions (Warner Bros) [05-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Sam Rivers: Contrasts (1980, ECM) - jazz
  • Steve Roach: Structures From Silence (Projekt)
  • Babs Robert & the Love Planet: Babs Robert & the Love Planet (1970, Alpha)
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Kollektion 02: Roedelius: Electronic Music (Bureau B) [11-11] - ambient
  • The Rolling Stones: From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum (Eagle Rock, 2CD) [11-04] - rock
  • The Rolling Stones: From the Vault: LA Forum (1975, Eagle Rock, 2CD) [11-17] - rock
  • Linda Ronstadt: Duets (Rhino) [04-08] - adult contemporary
  • David Ruffin: David Ruffin/Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay (1973-74, Real Gone) [03-04] - soul
  • David Ruffin: My Whole World Ended/Feelin' Good (Real Gone) [03-04] - soul
  • Arthur Russell: World of Echo ()
  • Sade: The Essential Sade (Epic) [03-25]
  • Christian Scott: Christian Scott Collection (Concord) [11-18] - post-bop
  • Scruffy the Cat: The Anthology ('86-'88) (Relativity/Legacy)
  • Scruffy the Cat: The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990 (Omnivore) [09-16] - roots rock
  • Ty Segall: Singles 2 (Drag City) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • She & Him: Classics (Columbia) [12-02] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Shirelles: Happy and in Love/Shirelles (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - soul
  • Wolfgang Schmidtke Orchestra: Monk's Mood (1999-2001, Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Whorl (Anti) [09-09] - club/dance
  • Sinoia Caves: Beyond the Black Rainbow [Original Soundtrack] ()
  • Sleater-Kinney: Start Together (Sub Pop) [10-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Slint: Spiderland (Touch & Go) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Small Faces: Here Come the Nice (Snapper)
  • Frank Sinatra: London (Universal) [12-09] - trad pop
  • SND: Tplay (SND)
  • Songs: Ohia: Didn't It Rain (2002, Secretly Canadian) [11-11] - alt country-rock
  • Souls of Mischief: 93 'til Infinity (Get on Down) - rap
  • Soundgarden: Superunknown [Deluxe] (A&M) [06-03] - alt metal
  • Nikki Sudden: Dark Rags at Dawn (Numero) [12-02] - alt pop/rock
  • Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Numero Group) [08-05] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Donna Summer: Donna: The CD Collection (Driven by the Music) [12-09] - contemporary r&b
  • Sun Ra: Astro Black (Impulse) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Atlantis (El Saturn) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (1963, Poppydisc)
  • Sun Ra: Super-Sonic Jazz (El Saturno) - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Band From Outer Space: Space Aura (Art Yard, EP) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Sign of the Myth (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra: The Invisible Shield () - jazz
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 (Trost) - jazz
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Live in Ulm 1992 (Leo) - jazz
  • Superchunk: Indoor Living (1997, Merge)
  • Akio Suzuki/Aki Onda: Mu Ro Bi Ko (Senufo) - jazz
  • Bettye Swann: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone) [01-07] - pop-soul
  • Roosevelt Sykes: Music Is My Business (1975, Fat Possum) [01-07] - acoustic blues
  • Bernard Szajner: Z Presents Visions of Dune (1979, InFiné)
  • Joe Jack Talcum: Home Recordings Vol 2 1993-1999 (Happy Happy Birthday to Me) [09-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Giant Is Awakened (International Phonograph) [10-21] - jazz
  • Roger Taylor: Best (Omnivore) [10-28] - album rock
  • The The: Soul Mining [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Sony/Legacy) [07-01] - synth pop
  • They Might Be Giants: Idlewild: A Compilation (Idlewild) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Irma Thomas: Full-Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (Real Gone) [03-04] - New Orleans r&b
  • Transillusion: The Opening of the Cerebral Gate (Tresor)
  • The Traps: Boom Pow Awesome Wow (Castle Face) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Trip Shakespeare: Applehead Man (Omnivore) [12-16] - alt pop/rock
  • Trip Shakespeare: Are You Spakespearienced? (Omnivore) [12-16] - alt pop/rock
  • Lennie Tristano: Chicago April 1952 (Uptown) - piano jazz
  • Udu Calls [Tiziano Tononi/Daniele Cavallanti/William Parker]: The Vancouver Tapes (1999, Long Song) - jazz
  • Uncle Tupelo: No Depression (Legacy) [01-28]
  • Carrie Underwood: Greatest Hits: Decade #1 () [12-09]
  • Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman [20th Anniversary Super Edition] (1994, Universal, 5CD) [10-07]
  • Unwound: Rat Conspiracy (Numero Group) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Unwound: No Energy (Numero Group) [10-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Dave Van Ronk: Live in Monterey (Omnivore)
  • The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (Universal) [11-24] - pop
  • Vex: Sanctuary: The Complete Discography (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-punk
  • VSOP: Tempest in the colosseum (1977, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • VSOP: Five Stars (1979, Wounded Bird) [09-23] - jazz
  • V/VM: The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback) (History Always Favours the Winners)
  • Rufus Wainwright: Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright (Geffen) [03-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Cedar Walton: Reliving the Moment (1977-78, High Note) [07-29] - jazz
  • Dee Dee Warwick: The Complete Atco Recordings (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - soul
  • Willie Watson: Folk Singer Vol 1 (Acony) [05-06] - folk
  • The Who: Quadrophenia: Live in London (Universal) [06-10] - album rock
  • The Who: The Who Hits 50! (Geffen, 2CD) [10-28] - album rock
  • Wilco: Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 (Nonesuch) [11-18] - alt country-rock
  • Wilco: What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014 (Nonesuch) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams [Deluxe Edition] (1988-89, Thirty Tigers, 2CD) [01-14] - alt country-rock
  • Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music 1946-1947 (Real Gone) [04-29] - [PM]
  • Johnny Winter: True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy) [02-25] - blues-rock
  • Wire: Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 (Mute) [08-26] - post-punk
  • Wreckless Eric: Le Beat Group Electrique (1989, Fire) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Wreckless Eric: Wreckless Eric Presents: The Hitsville Houseband's 12 O'Clock Stereo (Fire) [12-02] - new wave
  • Robert Wyatt: Different Every Time (Domino, 2CD) [11-18] - art rock
  • Steve Wynn: Sketches in Spain (Omnivore) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Wyrd Visions: Half-Eaten Guitar (PW Elverum & Sun) [04-15]
  • Trisha Yearwood: Prizefighter: Hit After Hit (Gwendolyn/RCA Nashville) [11-18] - contemporary country
  • Yes: The Yes Album (1972, Panegyric) - prog rock
  • Yo La Tengo: Painful [Extra Painful] (Matador) [12-02] - alt pop/rock
  • Z: Visions of Dune (InFiné)
  • ZZ Top: The Very Baddest (Rhino, 2CD) [07-22] - rock
  • Beyond Inversion (Accidental Guest)
  • Bombay Disco (Cultures of Soul)
  • Boring Ecstasy: The Bedroom Pop of Orchid Tapes (Orchid Tapes) [03-25]
  • The Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) [12-00] - jazz
  • Country Funk II: 1967-1974 (Light in the Attic) [07-15] - country/funk
  • Creative Music Studio Archive Selections: Volume 1 (1977-81, Innova, 3CD) - jazz
  • Def Jam 30 (Def Jam) [09-16] - hardcore rap
  • Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985 (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • From Another World: A Tribute to Bob Dylan (Buda) - Dylan songs
  • Keynote Jazz Collection (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-1989 (Cherry Red) [12-16] - mod revival
  • The Music of Grand Theft Auto V [Original Video Game Soundtrack] (RED Music Solutions/Rockstar) [12-09] - indie rock
  • The Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need (Shout! Factory, 2CD) [12-09] - folk
  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (Stones Throw) [05-27] - left-field hip-hop
  • Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959 (Dust-to-Digital)
  • Punk 45: Proto-Punk, 1970-77, Vol. 3: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution (1970-77, Soul Jazz)
  • Real World 25 (Real World) - world
  • The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume 2 1928-1932 (Revenant)
  • The Rough Guide to African Blues (World Music Network) [04-29]
  • The Rough Guide to Arabic Café (World Music Network) [02-11]
  • The Rough Guide to the Best African Music You've Never Heard (World Music Network) [02-11]
  • The Rough Guide to Celtic Music [Second Edition] (World Music Network, 2CD) [04-29]
  • The Rough Guide to Fado Legends (World Music Network) [09-30] - fado
  • The Rough Guide to Flamenco Guitar (World Music Network, 2CD) [08-25]
  • The Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music (World Music Network) [05-27]
  • The Rough Guide to Latin Music for Children (World Music Network) [06-23]
  • The Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove: Volume 1 (World Music Network, 2CD) [03-25]
  • The Rough Guide to Music Without Frontiers (World Music Network, 2CD) [10-07]
  • The Rough Guide to Scottish Music [Third Edition] (World Music Network) [02-25]
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Palestine (World Music Network) [07-29] - international
  • The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia (World Music Network) [05-27] - international
  • The Soul of Designer Records: Big Legal Mess () [jazz]
  • The Sound of Siam, Vol. 2: Molam & Luk Thung 1970-1982 (Soundway) [05-27] - Thai pop
  • Temporary: Selections From Dunedin's Pop Underground 2011-2014 (Ba Da Bing) [09-16] - New Zealand rock
  • This Ain't No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records (Arhoolie, 2CD) [10-21] - blues
  • VH1 Love & Hip-Hop: Music From the Series [Only @ Best Buy] (Def Jam) [08-19] - contemporary r&b
  • Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles (Numero Group) [02-18]
  • When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly & Raw Black Gospel 1926-1936 (Tompkins Square) [12-09] - gospel
  • While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot) [11-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Without the Beatles: 50 Original Rock and Soul Classics Covered by the Fab Four () [03-14]
  • Young Money: Rise of an Empire (Young Money/Cash Money) - rap

Note: As of Dec. 6, 2014, I stopped automatically adding records from EOY lists where they didn't seem to have any prospecting value.

Priority Counts

  • Priority 0: 604
  • Priority 1: 2004
  • Priority 2: 71
  • Priority 3: 5

Total: 2684