Music Tracking 2015

These are 2015 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).

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.

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  • RC: Robert Christgau's Expert Witness: letter grades, 1-2-3 * for HMs

New Releases

  • !!!: As If (Warp) [10-16] - alt dance
  • 2 Chainz: TrapAVelli Tre (self-released) [08-13] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:66
  • 2PM: No 5 (JYP) [06-14] - -- B:80
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Good Feels Good (Capitol/Hi or Hey) [10-23] - teen pop -- BB:60
  • 6 String Drag: Roots Rock 'n' Roll (Royal Potato Family) [02-10] - alt/indie rock
  • 9 Horses: Perfectest Herald (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Wooden Bag (Other Music) [01-13]
  • 10,000 Maniacs: Twice Told Tales (Cleopatra) [04-28] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Joshua Abrams: Magnetoception (Eremite) - jazz
  • Acne/Ears: The Roadside Graves (Don Giovanni) - -- Pf:69
  • Active Child: Mercy (Vagrant) [06-16] - art pop -- DS:50, P:83, Pf:64
  • Ryan Adams: Live at Carnegie Hall (Blue Note) - -- MT:D+
  • Ryan Adams: 1989 (Pax-Am) [09-21] - alt country-rock -- MT:B-
  • Terry Adams: Talk Thelonious (Clang)
  • Adamski: Revolt (Future Waltz) [03-03] - club/dance
  • Adele: 25 (XL) [11-20] - pop
  • Advance Base: Nephew in the Wild (Orindal/Tomlab) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Advisory Circle: From Out Here (Ghost Box) - -- Pf:70
  • Aero Flynn: Aero Flynn (Ooh La La) [03-10] - -- CS:75
  • Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts (Universal) [09-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Johan Agebjörn: Notes (Paper Bag) [02-10] - alt dance
  • Agnostic Front: The American Dream Died (Nuclear Blast) [04-07] - heavy metal
  • Air Waves: Parting Glances (Western Vinyl) - -- Pf:67
  • Airbird & Napolian: Mr Foolish (Cascine) [11-13] - indie electronic
  • The Airborne Toxic Event: Dope Machines (Epic) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Ajoyo: Ajoyo (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Ken Aldcroft & Scott Thomson: Red & Blue (Trio) - jazz
  • Susan Alcorn: Soledad (Relative Pitch) [04-07] - jazz
  • Joey Alexander: My Favorite Things (Motema) [05-12] - jazz
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Algiers: Algiers
  • Algiers: Algiers (Matador) [06-02] - alt/indie rock -- RC:** [B]
  • Don Aliquo/The Clay Jenkins Quartet: New Ties and Binds (self-released) - jazz
  • All Dogs: Kicking Every Day (Salinas) [08-28] - alt singer/songwriter -- Pf:76
  • All That Remains: The Order of Things (Razor & Tie) [02-24] - heavy metal
  • All Them Witches: Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (New West) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • All Time Low: Future Hearts (Hopeless) [04-07] - alt/indie rock
  • All We Are: All We Are (Domino) [02-03] - indie electronic -- Pf:57, S:70
  • Allas Genius: Inanimate Objects (Warner Bros) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Mose Allison: American Legend in California (City Hall) - jazz
  • Karrin Allyson: Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Goncalo Almeida: Monologues Under Sea Level (Cylinder) - jazz
  • Goncalo Almeida/Frisco Van Wijck: Dialogues, Quarrels & Other Conversations (Cylinder) - jazz
  • Scott Amendola/Henry Kaiser: Leaps (self-released) - jazz
  • Marc Almond: The Velvet Trail (Cherry Red) [03-09] - pop/rock -- PM:70
  • Aloa Input: Mars Etc (Morr Music) [03-17] - indie-pop
  • Alpaca Sports: When You Need Me the Most (Elefant) [10-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Altan: The Widening Gyre (Compass) [02-24] - -- PM:80
  • Ruby Amanfu: Standing Still (Rival & Co) [08-28] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • The Amazing: Picture You (Partisan) [02-27] - neo-psychedelia -- CS:67, Pf:75, PM:70
  • Oren Ambarchi/Jim O'Rourke: Behold (Editions Mego) - -- Pf:76
  • Amen Dunes: Cowboy Worship (Sacred Bones, EP) [01-20] - indie folk -- Pf:69
  • American Aquarium: Wolves (Last Chance) [02-03] - -- PM:50
  • Anamai: Sallows (Buzz) - -- Pf:71
  • Trey Anastasio: Paper Wheels (ATO/Rubber Jungle) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Anderson.Paak: The Anderson.Paak EP (BBMG, EP) [09-28] - -- HD:60, Pf:70
  • John Andrews & the Yawns: Bit by the Fang (Woodsist) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Anonymous 4/Bruce Molsky: 1865: Songs of Hope & Home (Harmonia Mundi) [01-13] - traditional folk
  • The Apartments: No Song No Spell No Madrigal (Microcultures) [04-13]
  • Gabrielle Aplin: Light Up the Dark () [09-18] - -- MO:80
  • Apprentice Destroyer: Glass Ceiling Universe (Castle Face) [10-09] - instrumental rock
  • Aqualung: 10 Futures (BMG) [01-19] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Luca Aquino: OverDoors (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Arca: Mutant (Mute) [11-20] -
  • Archive: Restriction (PIAS) [01-12] - alt/indie rock
  • The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily (Nonesuch) [09-04] - indie rock
  • Ferdinando Argenti Trio: Live at the Sahara (Ferdi's Music) - jazz
  • Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm: Collaborative Works (Erased Tapes) [10-30] -
  • Arthur's Landing: Second Thoughts (Buddhist Army) [06-02] - alt dance
  • As It Is: Never Happy, Ever After (Fearless) [04-21] - punk-pop
  • Ascension: The Dead of the World (Season of Mist) - -- Pf:70, S:60
  • Ash: Kablammo! (Atomic Heart) [05-25] - -- DS:60, MO:80, PM:70
  • Astronauts, Etc.: Mind Out Wandering (Hit City USA) [09-18] - -- P:85
  • Atari Teenage Riot: Reset (Digital Hardcore) [02-09] - pop/rock
  • Felicia Atkinson: A Readymade Ceremony (Shelter Press) - -- Pf:77
  • The Atomic Bitchwax: Gravitron (Tee Pee) [04-21] - alt metal
  • Hamir Atwal/Ben Goldberg: Clarinet and Drums (self-released) - jazz
  • Au Ra: Jane's Lament (Felte) [03-03] - indie rock
  • August Burns Red: Found in Far Away Places (Fearless) [07-03] - doom metal
  • Jeff Austin: The Simple Truth (Yep Roc) [02-10] - progressive bluegrass
  • Autobahn: Dissemble (Tough Love) [08-21] - post-punk
  • Autre Ne Veut: Age of Transparency (Downtown) [10-02] - alt/indie rock -- P:80
  • An Autumn for Crippled Children: The Long Goodbye (Wicker Man) - -- Pf:74
  • Ava Luna: Infinite House (Western Vinyl) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Seth Avett/Jessica Lea Mayfield: Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur) [03-17] - -- Pf:54, RS:60
  • Avicii: Stories (Virgin/EMI) [10-02] - EDM -- BB:60
  • Asaf Avidan: Gold Shadow (Universal) [02-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Awolnation: Run (Red Bull) [03-17] - alt/indie rock -- BB:60, RS:50
  • Axis: Sova: Early Surf (Drag City/God?) [02-27] - neo-psychedelia -- Pf:66
  • Baba Commandant and Mandingo Band: Juguya (Sublime Frequencies) [03-03] - world
  • Babyface: Return of the Tender Lover (Def Jam) [12-04] - adult r&b
  • Daniel Bachman: River (Three Lobed) [05-19] - acoustic blues
  • Bad Bad Hats: Psychic Reader (Afternoon) [07-17] - -- P:90, Pf:69
  • Bad Guys: Bad Guynaecology (Riot Season) [03-16] - -- DS:70
  • Boosie Badazz: Touch Down 2 Cause Hell (Atlantic) [05-26] - hip-hop -- BB:70, HD:80, Pf:74, S:70
  • Meg Baird: Don't Weigh Down the Light (Drag City) [06-23] - folk -- DS:70, MO:80, Pf:71
  • Aram Bajakian: Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates (self-released) [11-10] - jazz
  • The Balkan Clarinet Summit: Many Languages, One Soul (Piranha) [02-24] - -- PM:80
  • Baloni: Ripples (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Bambi Pang Pang Featuring Andrew Cyrille: Drop Your Plans (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Banda De Los Muertos: Banda De Los Muertos (Barbes) - jazz
  • Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel (Ninja Tune) [07-10] - experimental ambient
  • Carl Barat & the Jackals: Let It Reign (Cooking Vinyl) [02-17] - alt/indie rock -- CS:50, PM:70
  • Sara Bareilles: What's Inside: Songs From Waitress (Epic) [singer/songwriter]
  • Barenaked Ladies: Silverball (Vanguard) [06-02] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Lou Barlow: Brace the Wave (Joyful Noise) - -- Pf:71; MT:B-
  • Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates: Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (J&R Adventures) [02-24] - -- PM:80
  • Mike Barone Big Band: La Fiesta (Rhubarb) - jazz
  • Stacy Barthe: BEcoming (Motown) [07-10] - contemporary r&b
  • Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections (Bartone Music) - jazz
  • Julio Bashmore: Knockin' Boots (Boardwalk) [08-07] - house -- Pf:80
  • Batteries: Batteries (Do Yourself In) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Battlecross: Rise to Power (Metal Blade) [08-21] - death metal
  • Rayland Baxter: Imaginary Man (ATO) [08-14] - alt/indie rock
  • James Bay: Chaos and the Calm (Virgin EMI) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra: Prime Time (self-released) - jazz
  • BC Camplight: How to Die in the North (Bella Union) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Be: Hipnotony (Sweet Sticky) [09-04]
  • Willie Earl Beal: Noctunes (Tender Loving Empire) [08-28] - alt singer/songwriter -- Pf:57
  • Beat Connection: Product 3 (Anti) [10-23] - indie electronic
  • Beat Spacek: Modern Streets (Ninja Tune) [01-26] - left-field hip-hop -- Pf:67
  • The Beautiful Bodies: Battles (Epitaph) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Beirut: No No No (4AD) [09-11] - indie rock -- Pf:67
  • Alan Benzie Trio: Traveller's Tales (self-released) - jazz
  • Best Friends: Hot Reckless Totally Insane (Fat Cat) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Best Girl Athlete: Carve Every Word (Minty Fresh) - alt/indie rock
  • Better Than TV: Late (self-released) - jazz
  • Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic (Metal Blade) [07-10] - heavy metal
  • Jens-Uwe Beyer: The Emissary (Kompakt) - -- Pf:68
  • Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason (Boocoo Music) [05-19]
  • Big Data: 2.0 (Warner Bros) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Big Grams: Big Grams (Epic) [09-25] - -- CS:75, HD:60, Pf:64, RS:40
  • Big Noble: First Light (Affiliates Sound) - -- Pf:60
  • Big Sean: Dark Sky Paradise (Def Jam) [02-24] - rap -- BB:80, CS:75, HD:80, Pf:71, RS:60, S:60
  • Billabong Island Sound: Spring Baby (self-released) - jazz
  • Bing & Ruth: City Lake (RVNG Intl) [11-13] - post-rock
  • Ryan Bingham: Fear and Saturday Night (Azater Bingham) [01-20] - alt country/rock -- PM:80
  • The Bird and the Bee: Recreational Love (Rostrum) [07-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Birmingham Jazz Orchestra: Burns (self-released) - jazz
  • Bis: I Love Bis (Do Yourself In) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Signe Bisgaard: Meander (Finland Studio) - jazz
  • Sir Richard Bishop: Tangier Sessions (Drag City) [02-16] - pop/rock -- DS:80, Pf:75, PM:40
  • Bishop Nehru: Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP (Mass Appeal, EP) [05-11] - -- HD:80
  • Michael Bisio: Accortet (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Bitchin Bajas: Automaginary (Drag City) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Black Cilice: Mysteries (Iron Bonehead) - -- Pf:80, S:80
  • Black Rivers: Black Rivers (Ignition) [02-09] - -- DS:80
  • Black Ryder: The Door Behind the Door (The Anti-Machine Machine) [02-24] - indie rock -- Pf:60, PM:50
  • Black Yaya: Black Yaya (City Slang) [03-02] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Blackberry Smoke: Holding All the Roses (New Rounder) [02-10] - rock & roll -- PM:60
  • Blacklisters [BLKLSTRS]: Adult (Handshake) [09-18] - -- DS:90, PM:60
  • James Blackshaw: Summoning Suns (Important) [03-31] - indie folk -- Pf:79
  • Blaer: Blaer (Morpheus) - jazz
  • Norman Blake: Wood, Fire & Words (Plectratone) [01-20] - neo-trad folk -- PM:70
  • Ran Blake: Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell (A-Side) [06-16] - jazz
  • Blancmange: Semi Detached (Cherry Red) [03-31] - synth pop
  • Mykki Blanco/Various Artists: Mykki Blanco Presents C-CORE (!K7/Dogfood) - -- Pf:70
  • Blank Realm: Illegals in Heaven (Fire/Bedroom Suck) [09-04] - indie rock -- DS:90
  • Blind Guardian: Beyond the Red Mirror (Nuclear Blast) [01-27] - power metal
  • Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land () [10-02] - folk rock -- P:82
  • Jaap Blonk: August Ananke (Kontrans) [02-00] - jazz
  • Kath Bloom: Pass Through Here (Chapter Music) [02-10] - alt folk
  • Blues Evolution: Inspired (self-released) - blues
  • Blues Traveler: Blow Up the Moon (Loud & Proud) [04-07] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Tal Blumenstein Trio: New York-Tel Aviv (The Bunker Studio) - jazz
  • BoB: Psycadelik Thoughtz (Atlantic) [08-14] - hip hop -- HD:50
  • BodaBodaDuo & Peter Brotzmann: Modern Persuasion (Tyrfing) - jazz
  • Boduf Songs: Stench of Exist (Flenser) [01-27] - post-rock
  • The Body/Thou: You, Whom I Have Always Hated/Released From Love (Thrill Jockey) [01-27] - heavy metal -- Pf:76, PM:90, S:80
  • Pascal Bokar: Guitar Balafonics (Sugo) - jazz
  • Marco Bolfelli Trio: Streamflow (Birdland) - jazz
  • Bombadil: Hold On (Ramseur) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Bon Jovi: Burning Bridges (Island) [08-21] - pop/rock
  • Boof: The Hydrangeas Whisper (Running Back) [06-08]
  • Boogarins: Manual (Other Music) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Boots: Aquaria (Columbia) [11-13] - alt r&b
  • Bop English: Constant Bop (Blood & Biscuits) [04-14] - -- DS:80
  • Born Ruffians: Ruff (Yep Roc) [10-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Bryan Bowman: Like Minds (self-released) - jazz
  • Boxed In: Boxed In (Nettwerk) [01-20] - alt dance
  • Boxhead Ensemble: La Hora Magica (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Michiel Braam/Bo van de Graaf Olanda in Due: Live at Novara Jazz Italy 2015 (Icdisc) [10-01] - jazz
  • Braids: Deep in the Iris (Arbutus) [04-28] - indie electronic -- DS:90, P:87
  • Brainticket: Past Present & Future (Cleopatra)
  • Andre Bratten: Gode (Smalltown Supersound) [11-13] - experimental techno
  • Tyondai Braxton: Hive1 (Nonesuch) [05-12] - experimental
  • Randy Brecker with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble: Dearborn Station (Jazzed Media) [02-10] - jazz
  • Jonathan Bree: A Little Night Music (Lil' Chief) [10-23] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Travis Bretzer: Waxing Romantic (Mexican Summer) [02-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Olie Brice/Tobias Delius/Mark Sanders: Somersaults (Two Rivers) - jazz
  • Jeff Bridges: Sleeping Tapes (self-released) [01-28] - -- CS:67, Pf:78
  • The Bright Light Social Hour: Space Is Still the Place (Frenchkiss) [03-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Bring Me the Horizon: That's the Spirit (Columbia) [09-11] - post hardcore
  • Thomas Brinkmann: What You Hear (Is What You Hear) (Editions Mego)
  • British Sea Power: Sea of Brass (Golden Chariot) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Federico Britos: Hot Club of the Americas (self-released) - jazz
  • Jakob Bro: Hymnotic/Salmodisk (Loveland) - jazz
  • Heather Woods Broderick: Glider (Western Vinyl) [07-10] - singer/songwriter -- DS:90, P:68, Pf:66
  • Peter Broderick: Colours of the Night () [04-28]
  • Brodinski: Brava (Parlophone) [03-03] - alt dance -- BB:80, PM:40
  • Tom Brosseau: Perfect Abandon (Tin Angel) [03-03] - alt singer/songwriter -- Pf:70
  • Brothers of the Sonic Cloth: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (Neurot) [02-17] - heavy metal -- DS:80
  • Peter Brotzmann/Jason Adasiewicz: Mollie's in the Mood (Bro) [01-06] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1 (Trost) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 2 (Trost) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann: Munster Bern (Cubus) - jazz
  • Chris Brown & Tyga: Fan of a Fan: The Album (RCA) [02-24] - pop-rap -- HD:60, RS:50
  • Findlay Brown: Slow Light (Dead People's Choice) [09-04] - -- MO:80
  • Zac Brown Band: Jekyl + Hyde (Republic) [04-28] - country -- BB:70
  • Ane Brun: When I'm Free (Baloon Ranger) [09-04] - -- MO:80
  • Luke Bryan: Spring Break . . . Checkin' Out (Capitol Nashville, EP) [03-10] - country -- RS:60
  • Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights (Capitol Nashville) [08-07] - country -- BB:70
  • Jakob Buchanan: Requiem (self-released) - jazz
  • Richard Buckner: The Hill (Merge) [07-10] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Joe Budden: All Love Lost (eOne) [10-09] - east coast rap -- HD:70
  • Ido Bukelman/Nadav Masel/Nir Sabag: Hanut Trio (Out Now) - jazz
  • Ido Bukelman/Nadav Masel: Ground Birds (Out Now) - jazz
  • Bullet for My Valentine: Venom (RCA) [08-14] - heavy metal
  • Burnt Ones/The Space Lady: The Space Lady & Burnt Ones (Castle Face) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Dave Burrell/Garrison Fewell: New Earth (Creative Nation Music) - jazz
  • John Butcher/Andy Moor: Experiments With a Leaf (Unsounds) - jazz
  • John Butcher/Gino Robair: Bottle Breaking Heart Leap (Alt Vinyl) - jazz
  • Buxton: Half a Native (New West) [03-03] - alt-country
  • C418: Minecraft Volume Alpha (Ghostly International) [08-21] - video game music
  • George Cables: In Good Company (HighNote) - jazz
  • Cactus Truck: Seizures Palace (Tracanta/Not Two) [02-00] - jazz
  • Michael Cain: Sola (self-released) - jazz
  • Caina: Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs) - black metal -- Pf:78
  • The Cairo Gang: Goes Missing (Drag City) [06-25]
  • Alex Calder: Strange Dreams (Captured Tracks) [01-20] - indie pop
  • Kathryn Calder: Kathryn Calder (File Under: Music) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Calexico: Edge of the Sun (Anti) [04-14] - indie rock -- DS:80
  • California X: Nights in the Dark (Don Giovanni) [01-13] - alt/indie rock -- CS:75, Pf:69
  • Martin Callingham: Tonight We All Swim Free (Folkwit) [02-16] - -- PM:50
  • Xavier Camarasa/Valentin Ceccaldi/Sylvain Darrifourq: Shapin' With Milesdavisquintet (Becoq) - jazz
  • Camera Shy: Camera Shy (Run for Cover) [07-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Camp Lo: Ragtime Hightimes (Nature Sounds) [05-18] - -- HD:60
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me [Soundtrack] (Big Machine) [02-17] - soundtracks
  • Cancer Bats: Searching for Zero (Metal Blade) [03-10] - heavy metal
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: A Year With 13 Moons (Mexican Summer) [02-10] - experimental rock -- Pf:76
  • Capsule: Waverunner () [02-18] - -- PM:60
  • Alessia Cara: Four Pink Walls (Def Jam, EP) - -- Pf:66
  • Alessia Cara: Know-It-All (Def Jam) [11-13] - -- BB:80
  • Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy: Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)
  • S Carey: Supermoon (Jagjaguwar) [02-27] - indie pop -- Pf:48
  • Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Christopher Hoffman: Nino/Brujo (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Vanessa Carlton: Liberman (Dine Alone) [10-23] - singer/songwriter
  • John Carpenter: Lost Themes (Sacred Bones) [01-27] - experimental rock -- CS:75, Pf:76, PM:70, RS:50
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul (Concord) [08-07] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Daniel Carter/Federico Ughi: Extra Room (577) - jazz
  • Carter Tutti: Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey (CTI) [03-03] - electronic -- Pf:70
  • Marc Cary: Rhodes Ahead Vol 2 (Motema) [03-17] - jazz
  • Peter Case: HWY 62 (Omnivore) [10-30] - singer/songwriter
  • Casey Veggies: Live & Grow (Epic) [09-25] - -- HD:60, Pf:57
  • Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Method to My Madness (Alligator) [10-23] - blues-rock
  • The Catenary Wires: Red Red Skies (Matinee) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balcony (Communion Music) [01-06] - indie rock
  • Daniele Cavallanti & Milo Contemporary Arts Ensemble: Sounds of Hope (Rudi) - jazz
  • Nick Cave/Warren Ellis: Loin Des Hommes [Original Soundtrack] (Kobalt/Goliath Entertainment) [05-18]
  • Randi Cee: Any Kind of Man (self-released) - jazz
  • Ceremony: The L-Shaped Man (Matador) [05-19] - indie rock -- P:93
  • Chad Valley: Entirely New Blue (Cascine) [10-09] - indie pop
  • Champs: Vamala (PIAS) [02-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Michelle Chamuel: Face the Fire (The End) [02-10] - dance-pop
  • Chance the Rapper & Lil B: Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape) (self-released) [08-05] - -- CS:58, HD:70, Pf:77, RS:70, S:70
  • Chandos: Rats in Your Bed (Carpark) [01-26] - -- DS:80
  • Olivia Chaney: The Longest River (Nonesuch) [04-28] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Chap: The Show Must Go (Lo) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Michael Chapman: Fish (Tompkins Square)
  • The Charlatans UK: Modern Nature (BMG) [01-26] - British trad rock -- DS:80, MO:90
  • Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Inner Dialogue (Truth Revolution) [03-24] - vocal jazz
  • Chatsav/Welch/Zelman Trio: Jazz From the Middle to the East: Songs From the White City Volume 2 (Kicha Studios) - jazz
  • Cheatahs: Sunne (Wichita) [02-24] - -- DS:80
  • Cheatahs: Mythologies (Wichita) [10-30] - -- MO:80, PM:60
  • Eric Chenaux: Skullsplitter (Constellation) [02-27] - alt singer/songwriter
  • David Chesky: Jazz in the New Harmonic: Primal Scream (Chesky) [04-14] - jazz
  • Cyrus Chestnut: A Million Colors in Your Mind (High Note) [04-21] - piano jazz
  • David Chevallier: Standards & Avatars (Cristal) - jazz
  • Francesco Chiapperini Extemporary Vision Ensemble: Our Redemption (Rudi) - jazz
  • Chic Gamine: Light a Match () [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Chief Keef: Sorry 4 the Weight (self-relased) - -- Pf:71
  • Chief Keef: Bang 3 (self-released) [08-01] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:71
  • Wild Billy Childish & CTMF: Acorn Man (Damaged Goods) [01-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Children of the Mushroom: Children of the Mushroom (Out-Sider) [01-20] - -- PM:50
  • Chimaira: There Is No Alternative (WER Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Chinx: Welcome to JFK (Entertainment One) [08-14] - -- HD:70, Pf:73
  • Chorusgirl: Chorusgirl (Fortuna Pop) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • The Church: Further/Deeper (Unorthodox) - -- Pf:65
  • Circuit des Yeux: In Plain Speech (Thrill Jockey) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • City and Colour: If I Should Go Before You (Dine Alone) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Clarence Clarity: No Now (Bella Union) [03-02] - -- CS:75
  • Gary Clark Jr: The Story of Sonny Boy Slim (Warner Bros) [09-11] - modern electric Texas blues
  • John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet + 1 (Composers Concordance) - jazz
  • Steven A Clark: The Lonely Rider (Secretly Canadian) [09-18] - alt r&b
  • Stanley Clarke/Bireli Lagrene/Jean-Luc Ponty: D-Strings (Verve) [11-06] - jazz
  • Kelly Clarkson: Piece by Piece (19/RCA) [03-03] - adult contemporary -- AV:50, BB:70, PM:70, RS:60
  • Benjamin Clementine: At Least for Now (Virgin EMI) [07-31] - -- PM:60
  • Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles: Oh Man, Cover the Ground (Suicide Squeeze) [05-26] - indie folk
  • Cloakroom: Further Out (Run for Cover) [01-20] - alt pop/rock -- Pf:77
  • Club 8: Pleasure (Labrador) [11-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Clutch: Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker) [10-02]
  • Co La: No No (Software) [10-09] - indie electronic
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings (Universal) [11-13] - alt pop/rock
  • Steve Cobby: Everliving (Declasse) [06-08]
  • Diane Coffee: Everybody's a Good Dog (Western Vinyl) [09-04] - indie rock
  • Avishai Cohen Trio: From Darkness (Razdaz) [03-31] - jazz
  • Hannah Cohen: Pleasure Boy (Bella Union) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Sam Cohen: Cool It (Easy Sound) [04-28] - -- P:88, Pf:61, PM:60
  • Coil: Backwards (Cold Spring)
  • Cola Jet Set: El Fin del Mundo (Elefant) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Cold Beat: Into the Air (Crime on the Moon) - -- Pf:77
  • Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (Atlantic/Parlophone) [12-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Lloyd Cole: 1D Electronics 2012-2014 (Bureau B) [09-04] - ambient
  • Rose Colella: Cocktail (self-released) - jazz
  • Coliseum: Anxiety's Kiss (Deathwish Inc) [05-05] - punk
  • Colleen: Captain of None (Thrill Jockey) [04-07] - art pop -- CS:67, Pf:76
  • Columbia Nights: In All Things (Record Breakin') [10-23] - alt r&b
  • Shawn Colvin: Uncovered (Concord)
  • Coma: This Side of Paradise (Kompakt) [10-09] - MO:80
  • Andrew Combs: All These Dreams (Colin) [03-03] - alt-country -- PM:60
  • Comet Gain: Fingerprint Ritual (Fortuna Pop, EP) [02-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Common Objects: Whitewashed With Lines (Another Timbre, 2CD) [03-00] - jazz
  • Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk (Zoho) [02-10] - jazz
  • Chris Connelly: Decibels From Heart (Cleopatra) [05-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Harry Connick Jr: That Would Be Me (Columbia) [10-23] - pop/rock
  • Contretemps: Pronouncement (Safety) [03-24] - -- PM:70
  • Phil Cook: Southland Mission (Thirty Tigers/Middle West) [09-11] - -- Pf:78
  • Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love (Alligator) [09-11] - modern electric blues
  • Chris Cornell: Higher Truth (Polydor) [09-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Chris Cortez: Top Secret (For Your Ears Only) (Blue Bamboo Music) - jazz
  • Counterparts: Tragedy Will Find Us (Pure Noise) [07-24]
  • Martin Courtney: Many Moons (Domino) [10-30] - indie rock
  • Tom Cox: The Journey Home (self-released) - jazz
  • The Cox Family: Gone Like the Cotton (Rounder) [10-23] - bluegrass
  • Sarah Cracknell: Red Kite (Cherry Red) [06-15] - -- MO:70, Pf:71
  • Cradle of Filth: Hammer of the Witches (Nuclear Blast) [07-10] - goth metal
  • Ian William Craig: Cradle for the Wanting (Recital)
  • Samantha Crain: Under Branch & Thorn & Tree (Full Time Hobby/Ramseur) [07-17] - -- DS:70
  • Creeping Pink: Mirror Woods (Castle Face) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • The Cribs: For All My Sisters (Sonic Brew) [03-24] - -- DS:80, PM:60
  • Crocodiles: Boys (Zoo Music) [05-12] - noise pop
  • Mikal Cronin: MCIII (Merge) [05-05] - alt/indie rock -- P:80
  • Crookers: Sixteen Chapel (Ciao) - -- Pf:55
  • Crushed Beaks: Scatter (Matilda/Moshi Moshi) [02-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Mario Cruz: A View From the Mind's Eye (self-released) - jazz
  • Crypt Sermon: Out of the Garden (Dark Descent) - -- Pf:75
  • Tom Csatari Band: Outro Waltz (Tiny Montgomery) - jazz
  • Ryan Culwell: Flatlands (Lightning Rod) [03-03] - -- PM:70
  • Fernanda Cunha: Olhos De Mar (self-released) - jazz
  • Currensy: Pilot Talk III (Jet Life) [04-04] - hip hop -- CS:75, HD:70, Pf:79
  • Cut Up: Forensic Nightmares (Metal Blade) [07-03] - death metal
  • Cypress Grove/Lydia Lunch/Spiritual Front: Twin Horses (Rustblade) [02-10] - punk blues
  • Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (self-released) - psychedelic pop -- BB:60, Pf:30
  • Czarface: Every Hero Needs a Villain (Brick) [06-15] - -- HD:70
  • Duduka Da Fonseca Trio: Jive Samba (Zoho Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Da Mafia 6ix: Watch What U Wish (SATENT) [03-09] - hip hop -- HD:70
  • Kat Dahlia: My Garden (Vested in Culture) [01-13] - pop -- BB:60
  • Dalannah and Owen: Been Around Awhile (self-released) - jazz
  • Joseph Daley: Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love (self-released) - jazz
  • Dam-Funk: Invite the Light (Stones Throw) [09-04] - funk -- HD:70
  • Damaged Bug: Cold Hot Plumbs (Castle Face) [06-09]
  • The Damnwells: The Damnwells (Rock Ridge Music) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Tyler Damon: Softened Skull (York) - jazz-rock
  • Damon & Naomi: Fortune (20/20/20) [02-17] - -- Pf:70, PM:70
  • Korey Dane: Youngblood (Innovative Leisure) [10-09] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Daniel-Galichet-Metzger: Killing Spree (Ayler) - jazz
  • Jeremy Danneman: Lady Boom Boom (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • The Darkness: Last of Our Kind (Canary Dwarf) [06-02] - hard rock
  • Datura4: Demon Blues (Alive Naturalsound) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Peter Davenport: Bolide (self-released) - jazz
  • Bambi Davidson: Brunswick (Claremont 56) [04-06]
  • Billie Davies: Hand in Hand in the Hand of the Moon (Cobra Basement) - jazz
  • Jon Davis: Moving Right Along (Posi-Tone) [02-03] - jazz
  • Seven Davis Jr: Universes (Ninja Tune) [07-24] - electronic -- DS:70, MO:80, Pf:76
  • Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands (Hub) [06-02] - alt pop/rock -- P:83
  • Andra Day: Cheers to the Fall (Warner Bros) [08-28] - retro soul -- BB:70
  • Zelia Day: Kicker (Pinetop) [06-02] - adult alt pop/rock
  • DBH: Mood (Thread) [04-27]
  • Melanie De Biasio: No Deal Remixed (PIAS) [02-24] - vocal jazz
  • Etienne de Crécy: Super Discount Vol 3 (Pixadelic) [01-20] - left-field house
  • Paul de Jong: IF (Temporary Residence) [04-28] - indie pop
  • Anthony De Mare: Liaisons: Re-Imaging Sondheim From the Piano (ECM) - jazz
  • Dead Neanderthals: Endless Voids (Alone) [09-18] - jazz
  • The Dead Weather: Dodge and Burn (Third Man) [09-25] - garage rock -- AV:75, CS:83, DS:80, MO:60, P:73, Pf:73, RS:70, S:80
  • Deaf Wish: Pain (Sub Pop) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Michael Dease: Decisions (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Death and Vanilla: To Where the Wild Things Are (Fire) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Kintsugi (Atlantic) [03-31] - indie rock -- DS:70, PM:30, RS:70
  • Death Grips: Fashion Week (Third Worlds) [01-04] - rap -- Pf:66
  • Death Karma: The History of Death & Burial Rituals Part I (Iron Bonehead) - -- S:70
  • Death: NEW (Tryangle) [04-21] - Detroit rock
  • The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol) [01-20] - alt/indie rock -- AV:75, BB:70, CS:67, DS:80, Pf:56, PM:80, RS:80, S:70
  • The Declining Winter: Home for Lost Souls (Home Assembly Music)
  • Defeater: Abandoned (Epitaph) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago (ECM) [03-10] - jazz -- PM:80
  • Tobias Delius/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders: Somersaults (Two Rivers) - jazz
  • Della Mae: Della Mae (Concord/Rounder) [05-12] - bluegrass
  • Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods (Flariella) [08-07] - folk -- MT:C+
  • Den Sorte Skole: Indians & Cowboys (self-released)
  • Dengue Fever: The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk) [01-27] - international
  • Desert Sweets: A Place Meant for Birds (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Desperate Journalist: Desperate Journalist () [01-26] - -- DS:80
  • Destruction Unit: Live in San Francisco (Castle Face) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Destruction Unit: Negative Feedback Resistor (Sacred Bones) [09-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Josh Deutsch/Nico Soffiato: Reverse Angle (self-released) - jazz
  • Minami Deutsch: Minami Deutsch (Cardinal Fuzz)
  • Raheem DeVaughn: Love Sex Passion (E1) [02-10] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Dwiki Dharmawan: So Far So Close (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Dhruv: Voyage (Wahwah Music) - jazz
  • Diagrams: Chromatics (Full Time Hobby) [01-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Diamond Rugs: Cosmetics (Sycamore) [02-24] - indie rock -- PM:70
  • Diat: Positive Energy (Iron Lung) - -- Pf:70
  • Diatribes: Great Stone/Blood Dunza (Aussenraum) - jazz
  • Al Di Meola: Elysium (Inakustik) - jazz
  • Diet Cig: Over Easy (Father/Daughter, EP) [02-24] - -- CS:67Pf:61
  • John Dikeman/Dirk Serries: Cult Exposure (Tonefloat) - jazz
  • Disclosure: Caracal (PMR/Island) [09-25] - house -- AV:91, BB:60, CS:67, DS:40, MO:80, Pf:66, PM:70, RS:70, S:70
  • The Districts: A Flourish and a Spoil (Fat Possum) [02-10] - indie rock -- CS:91, Pf:56
  • Disturbed: Immortalized (Reprise) [08-21] - post-grunge
  • Dick Diver: Melbourne, Florida (Chapter/Trouble in Mind) [03-10] - indie pop -- P:80, Pf:78, PM:80
  • DJ Khaled: I Changed a Lot (We the Best) [10-23] - hip hop -- HD:40, S:60
  • DJ Richard: Grind (Dial) [09-04] - -- Pf:81
  • DJ Sotofett: Drippin' for a Tripp (Honest Jon's) [03-23] - -- Pf:79, S:80
  • DJ Spooky/Kronos Quartet: Rebirth of a Nation (Cantaloupe, 2CD) [08-28]
  • Django Django: Burn Under Saturn (Ribbon) [05-05] - experimental rock -- P:82
  • DMX: Redemption of the Beast (self-released) [01-13] - hip hop -- PM:10
  • The Do: Shake Shook Shaken (Wagram) [02-10] - indie electronic
  • The Dodos: Individ (Polyvinyl) [01-27] - alt/indie rock -- AV:83, CS:77, Pf:72, PM:80
  • Doe: First Four (Old Flame) [02-24] - -- PM:50
  • Doldrums: The Air Conditioned Nightmare (Sub Pop) [04-07] - indie electronic
  • Dommengang: Everybody's Boogie (Thrill Jockey) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart (Savant) - jazz
  • Dope Body: Kunk (Drag City) [08-28] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:70
  • Tashi Dorji: Appa (Bathetic) - jazz
  • Tica Douglas: Joey (Swell) [02-24] - -- Pf:70, PM:70
  • Dr Dog: Live at a Flamingo Hotel (Anti) [01-13] - indie rock -- RS:60
  • Dr Dre: Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr Dre (Aftermath/Interscope) [08-07] - hip hop -- AV:83, BB:80, CS:83, HD:90, Pf:88, PM:70, RS:80, S:70; MT:C+
  • DRAM: #1EpicEP (#1EpicCheck, EP) [03-03] - -- RS:60
  • Drape: Relax/Relapse (Riot Factory)
  • Anneli Drecker: Rocks & Straws (Rune Grammofon) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Drenge: Undertow (Infectious) [04-06] - alt rock -- DS:70, RS:70
  • Drifter: Flow (Edition) - jazz
  • Drinks: Hermits on Holiday (Birth) [08-21] - alt/idie rock -- MO:90
  • Kevin Drumm: Everything's Going Along as Usual and Then All Shit Breaks Loose (self-released) [01-12] - -- PM:60
  • Du Blonde: Welcome Back to Milk (Mute) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Benjamin Duboc/Alexandra Grimal: Le Retour D'Ulysse (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Scott DuBois: Winter Light (ACT) [11-06] - jazz
  • Duchess: Duchess (Anzic) [02-17] - jazz
  • Ducktails: St Catherine (Domino) [07-27] - indie rock
  • Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco: Homage to John Coltrane (Slam) [08-07] - jazz
  • Kait Dunton: TrioKAIT (self-released) - jazz
  • The Dunwells: Lucky Ones (Concord, EP) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Duo van Otterloo van Veenendaal: No Trace (Brokken) [10-01] - jazz
  • Duran Duran: Paper Gods (Warner Bros) [09-11] - dance-rock -- BB:70
  • Dutch Uncles: O Shudder (Memphis Industries) [02-24] - indie rock -- CS:50, DS:80, Pf:70
  • Open Mike Eagle: A Special Episode Of (Mello Music Group) [02-03] - hip hop -- HD:80
  • Eagles of Death Metal: Zipper Down (T-Boy) [10-02] - hard rock
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Father's Day (Stony Plain) [07-17] - modern electric blues
  • Earth Tones: Rune (Neither Nor) - jazz
  • Eartheater: Metalepsis (Hausu Mountain) - -- Pf:75
  • East India Youth: Culture of Volume (XL) [04-07] - alt/indie rock -- MO:90
  • Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces (Jazz Village) - jazz
  • Eaves: What Green Feels Like (Heavenly) [04-27] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Eccentronic Research Council: Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine . . . I'm Your Biggest Fan (Without Consent) [05-18]
  • Echo Lake: Era (No Pain in Pop) [03-03] - dream pop
  • Echoes of Swing: Dancing (ACT) - jazz
  • Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Everblue (L&H Production) - jazz
  • Editors: In Dream (PIAS) [10-02] - indie rock -- MO:80
  • Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek: Eeg-Fonnesbaek (Stunt/Sundance Music) - jazz
  • Egyptrixx: Transfer of Energy (Feelings of Power) (Halocline) [02-09] - club/dance
  • Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra: Sense of Gratitude (self-released) - jazz
  • Mikky Ekko: Time (RCA) [01-20] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:43, PM:60, RS:50
  • Hanni El Khatib: Moonlight (Innovative Leisure) [01-20] - garage punk
  • EL VY: Return to the Moon (4AD) [10-30] - indie rock -- AV:100, CS:58, DS:80, MO:70, Pf:48, RS:70
  • Brett Eldredge: Illinois (Rhino) [09-11] - country -- BB:70
  • Electric Six: Bitch, Don't Let Me Die! (Metropolis/A Special Thing) [10-02] - indie rock
  • Elephant Micah: Where in Our Woods (Western Vinyl) [01-20] - singer-songwriter -- P:85, Pf:76, PM:80
  • Eleventh Dream Day: Works for Tomorrow (Thrill Jockey) [07-24] - indie rock -- P:87
  • Eligh: 80 HRTZ (Crownsnest) [08-14] - -- HD:60
  • James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: Ambsace (Paradise of Bachelors) [09-18]
  • John Ellis Double Wide: Charm (Parade Light) - jazz
  • Tinsley Ellis: Tough Love (Landslide) [02-03] - blues
  • Emmy the Great: S (Bella Union, EP) - -- Pf:61
  • Empire Cast: Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 (Columbia) [03-10] - pop-rap -- Pf:65, RS:40
  • Empire Cast: Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 (Columbia) [11-20] - soundtracks
  • Enablers: The Rightful Pivot (Soulfood) [04-10] - -- DS:80
  • Endless Bummer: Vol 1 (In the Red) - -- Pf:72
  • Sidsel Endresen/Stian Westerhus: Bonita (Rune Grammofon) [01-06] - jazz
  • Enter Shikari: The Mindsweep (Hopeless) [01-20] - nu metal -- DS:80
  • Envy: Atheist's Cornea (Temporary Residence) [07-10] - post-hardcore
  • Enya: Dark Sky Island (Warner Bros) [11-20] - adult alternative
  • Errors: Lease of Life (Rock Action) [03-23] - -- DS:80
  • Enslaved: In Times (Nuclear Blast) [03-10] - -- Pf:62
  • Erase Erata: Lost Weekend (Under the Sun) - -- Pf:76
  • Escort: Animal Nature (Escort) [10-30] - alt r&b
  • Esmerine: Lost Voices (Constellation) [10-16] - -- MO:80
  • Gene Ess: Eternal Monomyth (SIMP) - jazz
  • Estelle: True Romance (Established 1980) [02-17] - contemporary r&b -- CS:43, Pf:69, RS:60
  • Eternal Death: Eternal Death (Labrador) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- PM:70
  • Eternal Summers: Gold and Stone (Kanine) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Eternal Tapestry: Wild Strawberries (Thrill Jockey) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:62, PM:70
  • Etiquette: Reminisce (Hand Drawn Dracula) - -- Pf:67
  • Oran Etkin: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Kevin Eubanks/Stanley Jordan: Duets (Mack Avenue) [03-24] - jazz
  • EULA: Wool Sucking (Famous Swords) - -- Pf:72
  • Orrin Evans: The Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Evans the Death: Expect Delays (Slumberland) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80, P:80
  • Everclear: Black Is the New Black (The End) [04-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Everything Everything: Get to Heaven (RCA) [06-15] - progressive pop -- DS:80, Pf:72
  • Connie Evingson & the John Jorgenson Quintet: All the Cats Join In (Minnehaha Music) - jazz
  • Ex-Cult: Cigarette Machine (Castle Facce/Lollipop, EP) - -- Pf:66
  • EXO: Exodus (SM Entertainment) [04-30] - -- BB:60
  • Expert Alterations: Expert Alterations EP (Slumberland, EP) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Expert Alterations: You Can't Always Be Liked (Kanine) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Express Rising: Fixed Rope (Numero Group) [10-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Failing in Reverse: Just Like You (Epitaph) [02-24] - post-hardcore
  • Failure: The Heart Is a Monster (Failure) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Tim Fain: Tim Fains Plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (Orange Mountain Music) [04-28] - chamber music
  • Jonny Faith: Sundial (Tru Thoughts) [02-03] - downtempo
  • Faith Healer: Cosmic Troubles (Mint) [03-31] - indie pop
  • Faith No More: Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclemation) [05-19] - alt metal -- P:83
  • Fall Out Boy: American Beauty/American Psycho (Island) [01-20] - emo-pop -- AV:83, CS:43, PM:60, RS:60, S:60
  • James Falzone/The Renga Ensemble: The Room Is (Allos Documents) - jazz
  • Fantasma: Free Love (Soundway) [03-24] - African traditions
  • Farao: Till It's All Forgotten (Full Time Hobby) [09-11] - indie rock -- Pf:71
  • Taylor Farr: Suffer in Peace (Columbia) [04-28] - country
  • Fashawn: The Ecology () [02-24] - hip hop -- HD:80
  • Fawn Spots: From Safer Place (Critical Heights) [03-24] - alt/indie rock -- PM:70
  • Bill Fay: Who Is the Sender? (Dead Oceans) [04-28] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Fear Factory: Genexus (Nuclear Blast) [08-07] - industrial metal
  • Alan Feinberg: Fugue State (Steinway & Sons) - jazz
  • Fences: Lesser Oceans (Elektra) [03-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Fenster: Emocean (Morr) [09-18]
  • San Fermin: Jackrabbit (Downtown) [04-21] - indie rock
  • Agusti Fernandez/Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard/Bjorn Heeboll: Amaranth (Discordian) - jazz
  • Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: Sonic Party (Not Two) - jazz
  • Fetty Wap: Fetty Wap (RGF 300/Atlantic) [09-25] - hip hop -- CS:67, HD:50, Pf:76, RS:60, S:70
  • FFS: FFS (Domino) [06-08] - art rock -- AV:83, CS:75, DS:80, MO:80, Pf:71, PM:80, RS:70
  • Fidlar: Too (Mom + Pop Music) [09-04] - garage punk -- Pf:58
  • Fifth Harmony: Reflection (Epic) [01-27] - dance-pop -- BB:80, Pf:72, RS:70, S:70
  • Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World (Savant) - jazz
  • Lars Fiil: Frit Fald (Fill Free/Gateway Music) - jazz
  • Filthy Habits Ensemble: Gruesome Routines (Discordian) - jazz
  • Fine Points: Hover (Dine Alone) [07-17] - indie rock
  • Christian Finger: Ananda (Strikezone) [02-17] - jazz
  • Finger Eleven: Five Crooked Lines (Bicycle Music) [07-31] - heavy metal
  • Nico Finke: Nico Finke's Bad Surprise (MIG) [01-16] - jazz
  • FIS: The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now (Loopy)
  • Jesse Fischer: Day Dreamer (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Martina Fiserova: Shift (Blue Season) - jazz
  • George FitzGerald: Fading Love (Domino/Double Six) [04-28] - 2-step/British garage
  • Flying Colours: EPX2 (Shelflife) [05-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City) [07-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Ben Folds: So There (New West) [09-11] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Thomas Fonnesbaek: Where We Belong (Prophone) - jazz
  • Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean (Nettwerk) [10-14] -
  • Robben Ford: Into the Sun (Provogue) [03-31] - modern electric blues
  • The Foreign Exchange: Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey (Foreign Exchange Music) [08-21] - alt r&b -- HD:70
  • Chris Foreman: Now Is the Time (The Sirens) [01-08] - blues
  • Mitchel Forman Trio: Puzzle (BFM Jazz) - jazz
  • Forn: The Departure of Consciousness (Gilead) - -- S:70
  • Fort Knox Five: Pressurize the Cabin (Fort Knox) - jazz
  • Fort Romeau: Insides (Ghostly International) [03-31] - club/dance
  • Sullivan Fortner: Aria (Impulse) - jazz
  • Maciej Fortuna Acoustic Quartet: Jazz From Poland Vol 1 (Fortuna Music) - jazz
  • Jean-Marc Foussat et les Autres: Alternative Oblique (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Henri Roger: Geographies des Transitoires (IMR/Facing You) - jazz
  • Fox Millions Duo: Lost Time (Thrill Jockey) [07-24] - -- Pf:70, S:70
  • Jamie Foxx: Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (RCA) [05-18] - r&b -- BB:60, CS:58, RS:60
  • Emily Francis Trio: The Absent (self-released) - jazz
  • Claudia Franco: Soul Dance (self-released) - jazz
  • Kirk Franklin: Losing My Religion (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) [11-13] - gospel
  • The Fratellis: Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied (Cooking Vinyl) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Free Art Ensemble: Cap De Toro (Discordian) - jazz
  • George Freeman/Chico Freeman: All in the Family (Southport) - jazz
  • Nick Freer: The Unsuspecting (self-released) - jazz
  • Fresh Cut Orchestra: From the Vine (self-released) - jazz
  • Dan Friel: Life (Thrill Jockey) [10-16] - -- Pf:78, PM:70, S:80
  • Fred Frith/Evan Parker: Hello, I Must Be Going (Victo) - jazz
  • Donnie Fritts: Oh My Goodness (Single Lock) [10-09] - singer/songwriter
  • Frog Eyes: Pickpocket's Locket (Paper Bag) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Froth: Bleak (Burger) [05-19] - neo-psychedelia
  • Frisk Frugt: Den Europaeiske Spejlbue (Tambourhinoceros) [01-26] - -- DS:90
  • William Ryan Fritch: Revisionist (Lost Tribe Sound) - -- Pf:64
  • Masayoshi Fujita: Apologues (Erased Tapes) [09-11] - -- Pf:82
  • Hiragi Fukuda: Seacide (Trouble in Mind) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Funeral for a Friend: Chapter & Verse (Distiller) [01-19] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Funk Off: Things Change (Via Veneto Jazz) - jazz
  • Jake Fussell: Jake Xerxes Fussell (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-27] - folk -- PM:80
  • Future: Beast Mode (self-released) [01-15] - hip hop -- Pf:77, PM:80
  • Future: 56 Nights (Freebandz) [05-18] - hip hop -- RC:*
  • Future Brown: Future Brown (Warp) [02-24] - club/dance -- HD:80, Pf:65, RS:80, S:70
  • Fuzz: II (In the Red) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Alex G: Beach Music (Domino) [10-09] - alt singer/songwriter -- MO:80
  • Warren G: Regulate . . . G Funk Era Part II (G Funk) [08-06] - -- HD:70, Pf:74
  • Juan Gabriel: Los Duo (Fonovisa) [02-10] - latin pop
  • Steve Gadd Band: 70 Strong (BFM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Dave Gahan & the Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts (Columbia) [10-23] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Galactic: Into the Deep (Provogue) [07-17] - funk
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash) [03-03] - alt/indie rock -- AV:67, CS:58, Pf:59, PM:50, RS:70
  • Gallows: Desolation Sounds (Bridge 9) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Elliot Galvin Trio: Dreamland (Chaos Collective) - jazz
  • The Game: The Documentary 2 (Blood Money) [10-09] - hip-hop -- BB:90, CS:75, HD:80, Pf:72, S:30
  • The Game: The Documentary 2.5 (Blood Money) [10-16] - hip-hop -- BB:90, HD:80
  • Gangrene: You Disgust Me (Mass Appeal) [08-14] - -- HD:70, Pf:69
  • Mark Gardener/Robin Guthrie: Universal Road (Soleil Apres Minuit) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Gardens & Villa: Music for Dogs (Secretly Canadian) [08-21] - indie pop
  • Jacco Gardner: Hypnophobia (Polyvinyl) [05-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • Melody Gardot: Curency of Man (Decca/Verve) [06-02] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • Duke Garwood: Heavy Love (Heavenly) [02-10] - modern blues -- PM:60
  • Yonatan Gat: Director (Joyful Noise) [03-03] - garage punk
  • Gengahr: A Dream Outside (Transgressive) [06-15] - indie rock -- DS:70
  • Giacomo Gates: Everything Is Cool (Savant) - jazz
  • Gateway Drugs: Magick Spells (Cobraside) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Charles Gayle Trio: Christ Everlasting (ForTune) - jazz
  • Gems: Kill the One You Love (Carpark) [10-30] - alt/indie rock
  • Ghost: Meliora (Loma Vista) [08-21] - alt metal
  • Ghost Bath: Moonlover (Northern Silence) [04-10] - -- CS:83
  • Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture (Because/Phantasy Sound) [01-13] - alt dance -- CS:75, DS:80, Pf:71
  • The Ghost Ease: Raw (K) [09-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin (PIAS) [03-03] - British pop -- DS:80
  • Kepi Ghoulie/Accelerators: Fun in the Dark (Eccentric Pop/Kepiland) [03-24] - punk-pop
  • Tania Giannouli Ensemble: Transcendence (Rattle) - jazz
  • Billy Gibbons & the BFG's: Perfectamundo (Concord) [11-06]
  • Daughn Gibson: Carnation (Sub Pop) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • The Gibson Brothers: Brotherhood (Rounder) [02-24] - bluegrass
  • Marshall Gilkes/WDR Big Band: Koln (OA2) - jazz
  • David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock (Columbia) [09-18] - album rock
  • Girls in Airports: Fables (Edition) - jazz
  • Girls Names: My Arms Around a Vision (Tough Love) [10-02] - alt/indie rock
  • The Global Jazz Orchestra: Global Warming/Globarhythm (Jazzlab/Bell Music) - jazz
  • Yair Elazar Glotman: Etudes (Subtext)
  • Nicole Glover: First Record (self-released) - jazz
  • Gnod: Infinity Machines (Rocket) [04-20] - -- DS:90
  • Goatsnake: Black Age Blues (Southern Lord) [06-02] - hard rock
  • Goblin Rebirth: Goblin Rebirth (Relapse) [07-03] - prog-rock
  • God Damn: Vultures (One Little Indian) [05-19] - -- PM:70
  • Nicholas Godin: Contrepoint (Because Music) [09-11] - art pop
  • GoldLink: And After That, We Didn't Talk (Soulection) [11-06] - -- HD:50
  • Casey Golden Trio: Outliers (Scrampion) - piano jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Solo (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Holly Golightly: Slowdown Now! (Damaged Goods) [08-28] - indie rock
  • Edsel Gomez: Road to Udaiput (Zoho Music) - Latin jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Revival (Interscope) [10-09] - pop
  • Gonno: Remember the Life Is Beautiful (Endless Flight) [08-14] -
  • Chilly Gonzales: Chambers (Gentle Threat/Fontana North) [03-24] - -- DS:80
  • Delia Gonzalez: In Remembrance (DFA) [04-14] - ambient
  • Jose Gonzalez: Vestiges & Claws (Mute) [02-17] - alt/indie rock -- AV:83, BB:60, CS:75, DS:80, Pf:66, PM:70, RS:60, S:70
  • The Good Life: Everybody's Coming Down (Saddle Creek) [08-14] - indie rock
  • Good Old War: Broken Into Better Shape (Nettwerk) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Fraser A Gorman: Slow Gum (Kobalt) [06-25]
  • GospelbeacH: Pacific Surf Line (Alive Naturalsound) [10-16]
  • Gossamer: Automaton (Innovative Leisure) [07-10] - downtempo
  • Anna Gourari: Visions Fugitives (ECM) - jazz
  • Ellie Goulding: Delirium (Interscope) [11-06] - dance-pop
  • Gov't Mule: Dub Side of the Mule (Evil Teen) [04-07]
  • Dusko Goykovich: Latin Haze (Enja) - jazz
  • The Grahams: Glory Bound (12 South) [05-19] - Americana
  • Grandchildren: Zuni (Ernest Jenning) [08-28] - indie pop
  • Gratkowski/Kruglov/Nabatov/Yudanov: Leo Records 35th Anniversary: Moscow (Leo) - jazz
  • Grave and No Name: Feathers Wet, Under the Moon (Lefse) [05-05] - dream pop
  • Grave Babes: Holographic Violence (Hardly Art) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • A Great Big World: When Morning Comes (Epic) [11-13] - pop
  • Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms (Nettwerk) [04-21] - indie folk
  • Benny Green: Live in Santa Cruz (Sunnyside) - piano jazz
  • Jackie Greene: Back to Birth (Yep Roc) [08-21] - adult contemporary
  • JJ Grey & Mofro: Ol' Glory (Relativity) [02-24] - modern blues -- PM:70
  • Rachel Grimes: The Clearing (Temporary Residence) [05-26] - alt/indie rock -- P:86
  • Josh Groban: Stages (Reprise) [04-28] - adult contemporary
  • Grooms: Comb the Feelings Through You Hair (Western Vinyl) [02-27] - indie rock -- Pf:73, PM:70
  • Guantanamo Baywatch: Darling . . . It's Too Late (Suicide Squeeze) [05-12]
  • Guapo: Obscure Knowledge (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet/Thomas Bonvalet: Loges de Souffle (Becoq) - jazz
  • Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost (Dualtone) [08-21] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Steve Gunn & the Black Twig Pickers: Seasonal Hire (Thrill Jockey) [02-24] - folk -- Pf:74, PM:80
  • Gunplay: Living Legend (Def Jam) [07-31] - hip hop -- BB:70, HD:60, Pf:65, RS:70
  • The Gurdjieff Ensemble/Levon Eskenian: Komitas: Music by Komitas (ECM) - jazz
  • Gush: The March (Konvoj) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore: Hit the Wall! (Smalltown Superjazz) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson & Nu Ensemble: Hidros 6: Knockin' (Not Two) - jazz
  • Guster: Evermotion (Nettwerk) [01-13] - indie rock -- PM:80
  • Will Guthrie: Sacree Obsession (Ideal) - jazz
  • Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar (RCA) [07-31] - blues
  • Marika Hackman: We Slept at Last (Dirty Hit) [02-16] - pop/rock
  • Luke Haines: Adventures in Dementia: A Micro Opera (Outsider Music) [02-10] - indie rock -- MO:80, PM:70
  • Halestorm: Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) [04-14] - alt metal
  • Half Moon Run: Sun Leads Me On (Glassnote) [10-23] - indie rock
  • Tianna Hall: Hit Me With a Hot Note (self-released) - jazz
  • Samuel Hallkvist: Variety of Live (BoogiePost) - jazz
  • Samuel Hallkvist: Beyond Horizons (BoogiePost) - jazz
  • Laurel Halo: In Situ (Honest Jon's) [10-30] - indie electronic
  • Halperin/Nyberg Connection: Snow Tiger (Stockholm Jazz) - jazz
  • Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra: Into Forever (Gondwana) - jazz
  • Halsey: Badlands (Astralwerks) [08-28] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Great American Songs Through the Years (Capri) - jazz
  • Albert Hammond Jr: Momentary Masters (Vagrant) [07-31] - indie rock
  • Ross Hammond/Catherine Sikora: Perfect Plasticity (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Darren Hanlon: Where Did You Come From? (Flippin Yeah Industries) [03-03] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Glen Hansard: If Was Triumph We Once Proposed . . . Songs of Jason Molina (Overcoat) [03-17] - -- CS:75Pf:73
  • Glen Hansard: Didn't He Ramble (Anti-) [09-18] - singer/songwriter -- CS:67, PM:70, RS:60
  • Happyness: Weird Little Birthday (Bar/None) [03-24] - indie rock
  • Richard Harris: Shades of Blue (self-released) - jazz
  • Joel Harrison 5: Spirit House (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Angelo Hart: Intrepid (self-released) - jazz
  • Beth Hart: Better Than Home (Provogue Music Productions) [04-14] - modern electric blues
  • Nai Harvest: Hairball (Top Shelf) [04-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Juliana Hatfield Three: Whatever, My Love (American Laundromat) [02-17] - alt pop/rock -- BB:80, CS:50, Pf:61, PM:60
  • Lalah Hathaway: Lalah Hathaway Live (EOne) [10-30] - adult r&b
  • Steve Hauschildt: Where All Is Fled (Kranky) [10-02] -
  • H Hawkline: In the Pink of Condition (Heavenly) [02-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Alexander Hawkins: Alexander Hawkins Trio (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Richard Hawley: Hollow Meadows (Parlophone) [09-11] - alt/indie rock -- MO:80
  • Colin Hay: Next Year People (Compass) [02-27] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Hayden: Hey Love (Arts & Crafts) [03-24] - alt pop/rock
  • Gemma Hayes: Bones + Longing (Chasing Dragons) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Hunter Hayes: The 21 Project (Atlantic) [11-06] - country pop
  • Liam Hayes: Slurrup (Fat Possum) [01-13] - chamber pop -- Pf:73
  • Darren Hayman: Chants for Socialists (Where It's At Is Where You Are) [02-27] - indie folk -- DS:80; MT:C+
  • Justin Haynes: Shoeless in Georgetown (self-released) - jazz
  • Warren Haynes: Ashes & Dust (Concord) [07-24] - Americana
  • Emlie Haynie: We Fall (Interscope/Polydor) [02-24] - contemporary pop/rock -- RS:50
  • Health: Death Magic (Loma Vista) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Ted Hearne: The Source (New Amsterdam)
  • Heathered Pearls: Body Complex (Ghostly International) [08-07] - techno
  • HeCTA: The Diet (Merge) [09-18]
  • Sylvaine Helary: Spring Roll/Printemps (Ayler) - jazz
  • Hello Blue Roses: WZO (Jaz) [02-01] - -- CS:67
  • The Hello Sequence: The Hello Sequence (Sub Pop) [05-19] - alt/indie rock -- P:92
  • Helm: Olympic Mess (Pan) [06-15] - electronic -- Pf:72, RA:80
  • Ella Henderson: Chapter One (Columbia/Syco) [01-13] - pop idol
  • Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette (ECM) [11-20] - jazz
  • Herbert: Part 8 (Accidental, EP) - -- Pf:64
  • Herbcraft: Wot Oz (Woodsist) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Fred Hersch: Solo (Palmetto) [09-08] - jazz
  • Pete Herzog/Dennis Walker: Waiting for the Rain (self-released) [01-03] - blues
  • Nic Hessler: Soft Connections (Captured Tracks) [03-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Tom Hewsom Trio: Treehouse (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Lilly Hiatt: Royal Blue (Normaltown) [03-03] - alt/indie rock -- P:88
  • Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl: We Are Not the First (RVNG Intl) [10-00] -
  • Hierophants: Parallax Error (Aargt/Goner) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • High on Fire: Luminiferous (EOne) [06-16] - stoner metal -- AV:91, CS:75, DS:70, Pf:80, PM:70, S:70
  • Hills: Frid (Rocket) [08-26] - psychedelic rock
  • Art Hirahara: Libations & Meditations (Posi-Tone) [01-06] - jazz
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Southern Grammar (Merge, EP) [02-03] - alt singer-songwriter -- Pf:72
  • Hit the Lights: Summer Bones (Pure Noise) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Hodgy Beats: Dena Tape 2 (Odd Future) - -- Pf:57
  • Kai Hoffman: Luckiest Girl Alive (Broad Reach) - jazz
  • Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Medicine (Magnolia) [01-27] - -- PM:70
  • Stevie Holland: Life Goes On (150 Music) - jazz
  • Holychild: The Shape of Brat Pop to Come (Glassnote) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • The Holydrug Couple: Moonlust (Sacred Bones) [05-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Hooton Tennis Club: Highest Point in Cliff Town (Heavenly) [08-28] - indie rock -- MO:80
  • Jon Hopkins: Late Night Tales (Late Night Tales) [03-03] - ambient -- Pf:75
  • Hopsin: Pound Syndrome () [07-24] - -- HD:70
  • Horsebeach: II (Alone Together) [09-25]
  • Hot Chip: Why Make Sense? (Domino) [05-19] - indie electronic -- P:85
  • Hot Sugar: God's Hand (Break World) [02-24] - -- CS:75
  • Houndmouth: Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade) [03-17] - alt-country
  • Houndstooth: No News From Home (No Quarter) [03-31] - indie pop -- Pf:69
  • Michael Houstoun With the Rodger Fox Big Band: Concerti (Rattle) - jazz
  • Lena Hovanesian: Irwinorange (self-released) - jazz
  • John Howard & the Night Mail: John Howard & the Night Mail (Tapete) [09-04] - alt/indie rock -- MO:80
  • Charles Howl: Sir Vices (Ample Play) [03-16] - -- DS:70
  • Howlin Rain: Mansion Songs (Easy Sound) [01-27] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:47, PM:60
  • Julia Hulsmann: A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill and America (ECM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Peter Hum: Alpha Moment (self-released) - jazz
  • Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell (Remixed) (OWSLA) - -- Pf:60
  • Van Hunt: The Fun Rises, the Fun Sets (Godless-Hotspot) [05-05] - alt r&b
  • Hunter Hunted: Ready for You (RCA) [07-10] - indie pop
  • Huntsville: Pond (Hubro) - jazz
  • Hurts: Surrender (Columbia) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Kjetil Husebo: Steps (Optical Substance Productions) - jazz
  • Christian Lee Hutson: Yeah Okay, I Know (Trailer Fire) [01-06] - -- PM:60
  • Alex Hutton Trio: Magna Carta Suite (F-ire) - jazz
  • ICP Orchestra: Misha and So On (ICP) [10-01] - jazz
  • Idjut Boys: Versions (Smalltown Supersound) [09-18] -
  • Idlewild: Everything Ever Written (Empty Words) [02-16] - pop/rock -- DS:90
  • Ifa Y Xango Tentet: Twice Left Handed/Shavings (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Ikarus: Echo (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • Imagine Dragons: Smoke + Mirrors (Polydor) [02-17] - alt/indie rock -- BB:50, CS:33, RS:40
  • Natelie Imbruglia: Male (Masterworks/Portrait) [07-31] - adult alt pop/rock
  • In Tall Buildings: Driver (Western Vinyl) [02-27] - alt singer/songwriter -- CS:67, PM:70
  • Indigo Girls: One Lost Day (Vanguard) [06-02] - adult alt pop/rock -- P:90
  • Indigo Kid II: Fist Full of Notes (Babel) - jazz
  • Indra: Heartland (Impulse) - jazz
  • Chuck Inglish: Everybody's Big Brother () [10-02] - -- HD:70
  • Insane Clown Posse: The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (Psychopathic) [04-28] - rap-metal
  • Insane Clown Posse: The Marvelous Missing Link (Found) (Psychopathic) [07-31] - rap-metal
  • Inventions: Maze of Woods (Temporary Residence) [03-17] - indie electronic -- DS:80, Pf:76
  • Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell: Sing Into My Mouth (Black Cricket/Brown) [07-17] - indie folk
  • Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls (Parlophone) [09-04] - British metal -- BB:70, MO:80, P:79
  • Chris Isaak: First Comes the Night (Vanguard) [11-13]
  • The Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra: Joyful Noise (self-released) - jazz
  • Itasca: Unmoored by the Wind (New Images) - -- Pf:74
  • Wojciech Jachna/Ksawery Wojcinski: Night Talks (Fundacja Sluchag) - jazz
  • Jack + Eliza: Gentle Warnings (Yebo Music) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Joe Jackson: Fast Forward (EarMusic) [10-02] - pop/rock
  • Keefe Jackson/Josh Berman/Jon Rune Strom/Tollef Ostvang: Southern Sun (Stone Floor) - jazz
  • Trevor Jackson: Format (The Vinyl Factory) [05-28] -
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: The Battle for Earth (Royal Potato Family) - jazz
  • Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa (A Beautiful Rose): Come Rain or Come Shine (self-released) - jazz
  • Jeremiah Jae & L'Orange: The Night Took Us in Like Family (Mello) [04-21] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:71, PM:80
  • Jaill: Brain Cream (Burger) [07-03] - indie pop
  • Jam City: Dream a Garden (Night Slugs) [03-24] - indie electronic
  • Boney James: Futuresoul (Concord) [05-05] - pop jazz
  • Elana James: Black Beauty (Snarl) [02-24] - -- PM:70
  • Jason James: Jason James (New West) [08-21] - country-pop
  • Michael Janisch: Paradigm Shift (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Chris Janson: Buy Me a Boat (Warner Nashville) [10-30] - country
  • Jape: This Chemical Sea (Faction) [01-26] - -- DS:80
  • Etienne Jaumet: La Visite (Versatile) [02-03] - club/dance
  • Jeezy: Church in These Streets (Def Jam) [11-13] - gangsta rap
  • Jeff the Brotherhood: Wasted on the Dream (Infinity Cat) [03-24] - pop/rock -- CS:58, Pf:52
  • Jeff the Brotherhood: Global Chakra Rhythms (Infinity Cat) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Mick Jenkins: Wave[s] (Cinematic) [08-21] - midwest rap -- HD:70
  • Simon Jermyn's Trot a Mouse: Pictorial Atlas of Mammals (Skirl) - jazz
  • Jerusalem in My Heart/Suuns: Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart (Secretly Canadian) [04-14] - indie rock
  • Jewel: Picking Up the Pieces (Concord) [09-11] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ellen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds) [05-26] - roots rock
  • Chuck Johnson: Blood Moon Boulder (Scissor Tail) [06-29] - -- P:87
  • Freedy Johnston: Neon Repairman (Singing Magnet) - -- RC:B+, MT:B+
  • Joker: The Mainframe (self-released) [02-16] - electronic -- Pf:68
  • Jessie Jones: Jessie Jones (Burger) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Mike Jones: Money Train (self-released) - -- Pf:68
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: It's a Holiday Soul Party (Daptone) [10-30] - soul
  • Stone Jack Jones: Love & Torture (Western Vinyl) [03-16] - -- PM:90
  • Tom Jones: Long Lost Suitcase (S-Curve) [12-04] - trad rock
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Musique de Film Imagine (A Recordings) [04-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Simon Joyner: Grass, Branch & Bone (Woodsist) [03-17] - -- DS:80
  • Julian Julien: Terre II (self-released) - jazz
  • Felix K: Tragedy of the Commons (Blackest Ever Black, EP) - -- Pf:74
  • Schneider Kacirek: Shadows Documents (Bureau B) [02-03] - ambient
  • Henry Kaiser/Ray Russell: The Celestial Squid (Cuneiform) [02-03] - avant-garde jazz
  • Jaako Eino Kalevi: Jaako Eino Kalevi () [06-15] - synthpop
  • Kansas Smitty's House Band: Kansas Smitty\s (self-released) - jazz
  • Kuniko Kato: Iannis Xenakis: IX (Linn) [04-28] - chamber music
  • Rima Kato: Faintly Lit (Flau) - -- Pf:67
  • Jorma Kaukonen: Ain't in No Hurry (Red House) [02-17] - -- PM:80, RS:60
  • Manika Kaur: I Bow to You Waheguru () [01-20] - -- PM:60
  • Robert Earl Keen, Jr.: Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone) [02-10] - bluegrass
  • Tommy Keene: Laught in the Dark (Second Motion) [09-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Kelela: Hallucinogen (Warp, EP) [10-09]
  • Chris Kelsey & Dom Minasi: Duets NYC/Woodstock (Tzazz Krytyk) - jazz
  • Dom Kennedy: By Dom Kennedy (The Other People's Money) [06-02] - -- HD:70
  • Julia Kent: Asperities (The Leaf Label) [11-06] - neo-classical
  • The Kentucky Headhunters: Meet Me in Bluesland (Alligator) [06-02] - blues-rock
  • Kid Ink: Full Speed (RCA) [02-03] - rap -- BB:60, HD:60, PM:40, RS:50, S:40
  • Kid Rock: First Kiss (Top Dog) [02-24] - American trad rock -- BB:70, RS:80
  • Jib Kidder: Teaspoon to the Ocean (Weird World) [01-27] - alt pop/rock -- Pf:63, PM:50
  • Angelique Kidjo: Sings (429) [03-31] - worldbeat
  • Killing Joke: Pylon (Spinefarm) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Andy Kim: It's Decided (Arts & Crafts) - -- Pf:59
  • Gideon King & City Blog: City Blog (self-released) - jazz
  • Kaki King: The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body (Short Stuff) [03-03] - -- PM:70
  • King Crimson: Live at the Orpheum (DGM)
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Paper Mache Dream Balloon (ATO) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • King Midas Sound/Fennesz: Edition 1 (Ninja Tune) [09-18] - experimental ambient
  • King Tuff/Ty Segall: Live at Pickathon (Easy Sound) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • The King Khan & BBQ Show: Bad News Boys (In the Red) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- AV:75, CS:67, DS:80, Pf:70
  • King Los: God, Money, War () [06-23] - -- HD:70
  • Emily Kinney: This Is War (Universal) [10-02] - adult singer/songwriter
  • Kishi Bashi: String Quartet Live! (Joyful Noise) [11-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Kinski: 7 (or 8) (Kill Rock Stars) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Kisses: Rest in Paradise (Hit City USA) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Kitty Daisy & Lewis: Kitty Daisy & Lewis the Third (Sunday Best) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Knife Pleats: Hot Bark Beach (Jigsaw) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Kirk Knight: Late Knight Special (Cinematic/Pro Era) [10-30] - -- HD:90, Pf:64
  • The Knocks: So Classic (Big Beat, EP)
  • Mark Knopfler: Tracker (Mercury) [03-16] - singer-songwriter -- DS:70, PM:60, RS:70
  • Knowledge: Hud Dreams (Stones Throw) [05-05] - left-field hip-hop
  • Kodaline: Coming Up for Air (RCA) [02-10] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Kode9: Nothing (Hyperdub) [11-06] - electronic -- S:70
  • Mari Koga: Perfect Blue (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Konstrukt: Live at Tarcento Jazz (Holidays) - jazz
  • Konstrukt and William Parker: Live at NHKM (Holidays) - jazz
  • Kool Keith/L'Orange: Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music Group) [07-24] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:68
  • Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age (ATO) [05-18] - -- P:90
  • The Kora Band: New Cities (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Kosi: Ghosts Appearing Through the Sound (self-released) - jazz
  • Kowloon Walled City: Grievances () [10-09] - -- MO:80
  • Krallice: Ygg Huur (self-released) [08-06] -
  • Jana Kramer: Thirty One (Elektra Nashville) [10-09] - country
  • Krayzie Bone: Chasing the Devil () [11-20]
  • Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett: Arvo Part: Musica Selecta: A Sequence by Manfred Eicher (ECM) - jazz
  • Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet: Book II (OutNow) - jazz
  • Nicholas Krgovich: On Cahuenga (Orindal) [01-27] - -- CS:75, PM:80
  • Krill: A Distant Fist Unclenching (Steak Club) [02-24] - pop/rock -- CS:83, Pf:69, PM:80
  • Mike Krol: Turkey (Merge) [08-28] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:74
  • Martin Kuchen/Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Bauchredner (Cathnor) - jazz
  • Kuku: Ballads & Blasphemy (Buda Musique) - jazz
  • Kutiman: Space Cassava (self-released) - jazz
  • Kwabs: Love + War () [09-11] - r&b
  • Talib Kweli/9th Wonder: Indie 500 (It's a Wonderful World) [11-06] - east coast rap -- HD:80
  • Kylesa: Exhausting Fire (Seasons of Mist) [10-02] - stoner metal
  • Lianne La Havas: Blood (Nonesuch) [07-31] - singer/songwriter
  • La Luz: Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art) [08-07] - alt/indie rock -- P:83
  • LA Priest: Inji (Domino) [07-03] - experimental rock
  • Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders: Playmates (Fat Possum) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: After (Mom + Pop Music) [03-03] - indie folk -- CS:91, P:88, Pf:74, PM:80, RS:70
  • Lady Lazarus: Miracles (Queen's Ransom) [03-03] - -- CS:75
  • Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water (Rounder) [04-07]
  • Lakker: Tundra (R&S)
  • The Lalama Brothers: The Crepuscle Variations (self-released) - jazz
  • Lamb of God: VII: Sturm und Drang (Epic) [07-24] - death metal
  • Gill Landry: Gill Landry (ATO) [03-03] - Americana -- PM:80
  • Mark Lanegan Band: A Thousand Miles of Midnight: Phantom Radio Remixes (Heavenly) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Langhorne Slim & the Law: The Spirit Moves (Dualtone) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Marie-Pierre Langlamet: Schubert (Ancalagon) - jazz
  • Lanterns on the Lake: Beings (Bella Union) [11-13] - indie rock
  • Lapalux: Lustmore (Brainfeeder) [04-07] - club/dance
  • The Last Hurrah!!: Mudflowers (Rune Grammofon) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Late Call: Golden (Tapete) [04-28] - indie folk
  • Karl Latham/Ryan Carniaux/Mark Egan: Constellations (Challenge) [01-13] - jazz
  • Bettye LaVette: Worthy (Cherry Red) [01-27] - northern soul -- PM:80
  • Jo Lawry: Taking Pictures (PRA)
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: In Session (Mountain Home Music) [01-20] - -- PM:80
  • Daunik Lazro/Guillame Belhomme: Vieux Carre/Sales Rectangles (Lenka Lente) - jazz
  • Le1f: Riot Boi (Terrible) [11-13] - left-field hip-hop
  • The Leaf Library: Daylight Versions (Where It's At Is Where You Are) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Joelle Leandre/Serge Teyssot-Gay: Trans 2 (Intervalle Triton) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Regenerations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Abstract Structures Volume 1: Implementations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Abstract Structures Volume 2: Instantiations (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith/Thomas Heberer: Solution Concepts (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Leather Corduroys: Season (self-released) [01-06] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:68
  • Ledisi: The Intimate Truth (Verve) [01-20] - adult r&b
  • Mike LeDonne: AwwlRight! (Savant) - jazz
  • Ben Lee: Love Is the Great Rebellion (Warner Bros) [06-02] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time (The Nest Collective) [06-16] - -- MO:90, PM:80
  • Tim Lee 3: 33 1/3 (Cool Dog Sound) [03-06] - -- PM:80
  • Leftfield: Alternative Light Source (Infectious) [06-08] - progressive house -- DS:60, MO:80
  • The Legends: It's Love (Cascine) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • The Leisure Society: The Fine Art of Hanging On (Full Time Hobby) [04-28] - indie folk
  • Jennifer Leitham: Mood (S)wings (Sinistral) - jazz
  • Les Amants de Juliette: S'Electrolysent (Quoi de Neuf, Docteur) - jazz
  • Leviathan: Scar Sighted (Profound Lore) - -- Pf:74
  • Daniel Levin/Juan Pablo Carletti: Illusion of Truth (OutNow) - jazz
  • Donna Lewis: Brand New Day (Palmetto) [03-10] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Leona Lewis: I Am (Def Jam/Island) [09-11] - pop
  • Liberez: All Tense Now Lax () [07-24] - -- MO:80
  • The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth (Harvest/Virgin EMI) [09-11] - -- MO:80, Pf:77
  • Library Voices: Lovish (Nevado) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Lieutenant: If I Kill This Thing We're All Going to Eat for a Week (Dine Alone) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- CS:58, Pf:58
  • Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire (Thrill Jockey) [03-24] - noise rock -- CS:83, DS:80, Pf:80, PM:60, S:70
  • Lightning in a Twilight Hour: Fragments of a Former Moon (Elefant) [04-21] - indie pop
  • Lil Durk: Remember My Name (Def Jam) [06-02] - hip hop -- BB:60, CS:58, HD:60, Pf:56, RS:70
  • Lil Wayne: Sorry 4 the Wait 2 (self-released) - hip hop -- CS:50, HD:50, Pf:64
  • The Lilac Time: No Sad Songs (Tapete) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Lilacs & Champagne: Midnight Features Vol 2: Made Flesh (Temporary Residence) [03-17] - indie electronic -- PM:70
  • Lim: Disembodied (Kopasetic Productions) - jazz
  • Rodrigo Lima: Saga (Jazz Station, 2CD) - jazz
  • Anders Linsjo och Jakob Riis: Tack! (Steola di Maiale) - jazz
  • Linkwood: Expressions (Firecracker) [03-02]
  • Linus: Linus + Skarbo/Leroux (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Dan Lissvik: Shuvit! (Smalltown Supersound, EP) - -- Pf:65
  • Little Boots: Working Girl (Dim Mak) [07-10] - left-field pop
  • Little Comets: Hope Is Just a State of Mind (The Smallest Label) [02-16] - -- PM:50
  • Little Mix: Get Weird (Syco) [11-06] - dance-pop
  • Little Simz: A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons (Age 101) [09-18] - hip hop -- HD:80, Pf:78
  • Little Texas: Young for a Long Time (Cleopatra) [04-14] - country
  • Locrian: Infinite Dissolution (Relapse) [07-24] - heavy metal
  • Bruce Lofgren's Jazz Pirates: Wind and Sand (Night Bird Music) - jazz
  • Nils Lofgren: UK 2015 Face the Music Tour (Cattle Track Road)
  • Logic: The Incredible True Story (Def Jam) [11-13] - pop-rap
  • Elizabeth Lohninger & Walter Fischbacher: Ballds in Blue (Jazz Sick) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Paal Nilssen-Love: You Can Be Mine (Bocian) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Ken Vandermark: Resistance (Bocian) - jazz
  • The Lone Bellow: Then Came the Morning (Descendent) [01-27] - country -- BB:70, PM:50
  • Lone Wolf: Lodge (Sharing Needles With Friends) [05-11] - indie folk -- MO:90
  • Long Beard: Sleepwalker (Team Love) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Liz Longley: Liz Longley (Sugar Hill) [03-17] - country
  • Loop: Array 1 (ATP) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Looper: Offgrid: Offline (Mute) [04-14] - indie pop
  • L'Orange/Kool Keith: Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music Group) [07-24] - left-field hip-hop
  • Frantz Loriot: Reflections on an Introspective Path (Neither Nor) - jazz
  • Toots Lorraine: Make It Easy (Greaseland) - vocal jazz
  • Los Bonsais: Nordeste (Elefant) [02-27] - indie pop
  • Los Hijos de la Montana: Los Hijos de la Montana (Cosmica) [05-26] - alt Latin
  • Lost Boy?: Canned (Papercup Music) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • The Lost Trio: Monkwork (Evander Music) - jazz
  • Lotic: Heterocetera (Tri Angle, EP) [03-03] - underground rap -- Pf:80
  • Demi Lovato: Confident (Hollywood/Island) [10-16] - pop -- AV:75, BB:90
  • Darlene Love: Introducing Darlene Love (Columbia/Wicked Cool) [09-18] - rock & roll
  • G Love & Special Sauce: Love Saves the Day (Brushfire/Republic) [10-30] - alt-rap
  • Simon Love: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (Fortuna Pop) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Low: Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop) [09-11] - dream pop -- MO:90, P:81, Pf:78
  • Lower: I'm a Lazy Son . . . but I'm the Only Son (Matador/Escho, EP) - -- Pf:64
  • Lower Dens: Escape From Evil (Ribbon Music) [03-31] - indie rock -- CS:67, RS:70; MT:C+
  • Sara Lowes: The Joy of Waiting (self-released) [02-24] - alt pop/rock
  • The Lowest Pair: The Sacred Heart Sessions (Team Love) [02-24] - Americana -- P:85
  • Robert Lucaciu: Monaxia (Otherunwise) - jazz
  • Lucero: All a Man Should Do (ATO) [09-18] - alt/indie rock
  • The Lucid Dream: The Lucid Dream (Holy Are You) [03-30] - -- DS:80
  • Ludacris: Ludaversal (Def Jam/Virgin) [03-31] - dirty south -- BB:60, HD:60, RS:60
  • Corb Lund: Things That Can't Be Undone (New West) [10-09] - neo-trad country
  • Carin Lundin: What Now My Love? (Prophone) - jazz
  • Jesper Lundgaard Trio: 60 Out of Shape (Storyville) - jazz
  • Lupe Fiasco: Pharaoh Height 2/30 (self-released) [08-29] - hip hop -- HD:80
  • Luzmila Carpio: Yuyay Jap'ina Tapes (Squirrel Thing) [08-21] - quechua
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO: Alone in the Universe (Columbia) [11-13] - album rock
  • Yo-Yo Ma/Kathryn Stott: Songs From the Arc of Life (Sony Classical) [10-09] - chamber music
  • The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It (Fiction) [07-31] - indie rock -- CS:43, DS:80, MO:60, PM:80
  • Eden MacAdam-Somer: My First Love Story (A-Side) [06-23] - jazz
  • Mack Avenue Superband: Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival: 2014 (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Giovanni Maier/Daniele D'Agaro/Zlatko Kaucic: Disorder at the Border (Palomar) - jazz
  • Majamisty Trio: Love (Cosmic Sounds) - jazz
  • Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone? (Matador) [10-16] - -- BB:70, CS:83, Pf:80, RS:70, S:80
  • Mike Majkowski: Neighbouring Objects (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Alex Maksymiw: Without a Word (Challenge) - jazz
  • Male Gaze: Gale Maze (Castle Face) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Jesse Malin: New York Before the War (One Little Indian) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Jesse Malin: Outsiders (One Little Indian/Velvet Elk) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Russell Malone: Love Looks Good on You (HighNote) - jazz
  • John Maloney/Thurston Moore: Full Bleed: Caught on Tape (Northern Spy) [02-10] - experimental
  • Man Overboard Quintet: Down in the Deep Deep Blue (Champs Hill) - jazz
  • Man Without Country: Maximum Entropy (PIAS) [01-19] - electronic
  • Mana: Cama Incendiada (Warner Music Latina) [04-21] - Latin pop
  • Melissa Manchester: You Gotta Love the Life (Long Run) [02-10] - vocal jazz
  • Eleni Mandell: Dark Lights Up (Yep Roc) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Manden Express: Manden Express (self-released) - Malian
  • Dan Mangan & Blacksmith: Club Meds (Arts & Crafts) [01-13] - indie rock -- CS:67, DS:80
  • Emanuele Maniscalco/Francesco Bigoni/Mark Solborg: Maniscalco, Bigoni & Solborg (ILK) - jazz
  • Marilyn Manson: The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) [01-20] - alt metal -- AV:75, CS:50, DS:80, PM:40, RS:70, S:50
  • The Mantles: All Odds End (Slumberland) [10-16] - alt/indie rock
  • Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura: Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura (Public Eyesore) - jazz
  • Manyfingers: The Spectacular Nowhere (Ici d'ailleurs)
  • Maro Marconi Trio: Nordik (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Briana Marela: All Around Us (Jagjaguwar) [08-21] - ambient pop
  • Marianas Trench: Astoria (Interscope) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Maribou State: Portraits (Counter) [06-01]
  • Eric Marienthal and Chuck Loeb: Bridges (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Marina and the Diamonds: Froot (Atlantic) [03-17] - pop
  • Ro Maron: Collected #1 (Musique Pour La Danse) - -- Pf:69
  • Marriages: Salome () [04-07] - -- DS:80
  • Marrow: The Gold Standard (self-released) - -- Pf:60
  • Marshmallow Coast: Vangelis Rides Again (Happy Happy Birthday to Me) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Ricky Martin: A Quien Ouiera Escuchar (Sony Music Latin) [02-10] - latin pop
  • Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: So Familiar (Rounder) [10-30] - progressive bluegrass
  • Pat Martino/Jim Ridl: Nexus (High Note) [03-17] - jazz
  • Maserati: Rehumanizer (Temporary Residence) [10-30] - post-rock
  • Sasha Masakowski & the Sidewalk Strutters: Old Green River (self-released) - jazz
  • Will Mason Ensemble: Beams of the Huge Night (Amsterdam)
  • Mastery: Valis (The Flenser) - -- Pf:80
  • Matchess: Somnaphoria (Trouble in Mind) [07-03] - experimental rock
  • Mates of State: You're Going to Make It (Barsuk, EP) [06-16]
  • Jimbo Mathus: Blue Healer (Fat Possum) [04-21] - singer/songwriter
  • Matrixxman: Homesick (Ghostly International) [07-10] - club/dance
  • Keiko Matsui: Live in Tokyo (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Marcio Mattos: SOL[os] (Emanem) - jazz
  • Albrecht Maurer/Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri: Fantasm (Nemu) - jazz
  • Maxo Kream: Maxo 187 (TSO) - -- Pf:66
  • Mary May: This Is What You Are (self-released) - jaz
  • John Mayall: Find a Way to Care (Forty Below) [09-04] - blues revival
  • Steven Mayer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics/Solo Piano Music (Naxos) - jazz
  • Maysa: Back 2 Love (Shanachie) [05-26] - adult r&b
  • Mazzarella/Haker-Flaten/Ra: Azimuth (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek: Vortice of the Faun (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol 1 (Cuneiform) [05-26] - jazz
  • M'Balia: Halfway There (Gas) - jazz
  • Stuart McCallum: City (Naim) - jazz
  • Mac McCaughan: Non-Believers (Merge) [05-05] - indie rock -- RC:*
  • Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly/Nels Cline: Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch) [06-23] - jazz
  • Reba McEntire: Love Somebody (Nash Icon) [04-14] - country -- BB:70
  • MCFERRDOG: Lawd Forgive Me (1080p) - -- Pf:76
  • Tim McGraw: Damn Country Music (Big Machine) [11-06] - country
  • Mark McGuire: Beyond Belief (Dead Oceans) [11-13] - experimental
  • Bill McKay/Matt Lux: December Concert (Eyes and Ears) - jazz
  • Jon McLaughlin: Like Us (Razor & Tie) [10-09] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love: Candy (PNL, 7CD) - jazz
  • Keath Mead: Sunday Dinner (Company) [02-24] - indie pop
  • MED/Blu/Madlib: Bad Neighbor (Bang Ya Head) [10-30] - underground rap -- HD:80
  • Brad Mehldau: Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live (Nonesuch) - jazz
  • Carlton Melton: Out to Sea (Agitated) [07-17]
  • Menace Beach: Ratworld (Memphis Industries) [01-20] - indie rock -- Pf:71, PM:50
  • Shawn Mendes: Handwritten (Island) [04-14] - pop -- BB:60, RS:60
  • Ava Mendoza: Unnatural Ways (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Natalie Merchant: Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (Nonesuch) [11-06] - adult alt pop-rock
  • Mercury Rev: The Light in You (Bella Union) [10-02] - dream pop
  • Merzbow/Jim O'Rourke/Akira Sakata/Chikamorachi: Flying Basket (Family Vineyard) - jazz -- Pf:71
  • Metal Chaos Ensemble: War Tuba (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Method Man: The Meth Lab (Tommy Boy) [08-21] - east coast rap -- BB:50, HD:60, Pf:40
  • Metz: Metz II (Sub Pop) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Matthieu Metzger/Sylvain Daniel/Gregoire Galichet: Killing Spree (Ayler) - jazz
  • Mew: +/- (Play It Again Sam) [04-27] - dream pop -- CS:75, DS:70, MO:80, Pf:72, PM:80
  • MewithoutYou: Pale Horses (Run for Cover) [06-16] - indie rock
  • Anne Akiko Meyers: Serenade: The Love Album (EOne) - jazz
  • MG: MG (Mute) [04-28] - experimental techno
  • MGK: General Admission () [10-16] - -- HD:60
  • Miami Horror: All Possible Futures (Dine Alone/Haven Sounds) [04-21] - club/dance
  • Micachu and the Shapes: Good Sad Happy Bad (Rough Trade) [09-11] - art pop -- MO:80
  • Michna: Thousand Thursday (Ghostly International) [01-27] - indie electronic
  • Migos: Yung Rich Nation (Quality Control) [07-31] - hip hop -- BB:70, CS:75, HD:70, S:70; RC:B+
  • Jeff Miguel: Perseverance (self-released) - jazz
  • Mild High Club: Timeline (Circle Star) [10-09]
  • The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey (Anti) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Milky Wimpshake: Encore, un Effort! (Fortuna Pop) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Millencolin: True Brew (Epitaph) [04-28] - punk revival
  • Bea Miller: Not an Apology (Hollywood) [07-24] - -- BB:60
  • Mac Miller: GO:OD AM (REMember/Warner Bros) [09-18] - pop-rap -- BB:80, HD:80
  • Mind Brains: Mind Brains (Orange Twin) [01-20] - indie pop
  • Mini Mansions: The Great Pretenders (Capitol) [03-23] - -- DS:80
  • Minibone: Bad Sports (Ernest Jenning) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once: Live at the SSE Hydro (Parlophone) [03-10] - dance-pop
  • Kylie Minogue: Kylie Christmas (Parlophone) [11-13] - hollidays
  • Minua: In Passing (self-released) - jazz
  • The Minus 5: Dungeon Golds (Yep Roc) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- PM:60, RS:70
  • Holly Miranda: Holly Miranda (Dangerbird) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Mirror Queen: Scaffolds of the Sky (Tee Pee) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • MisterWives: Our Own House () [02-24] - -- BB:80
  • Roscoe Mitchell Trio: Angel City (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Celebrating Fred Anderson (Nessa) [08-21] - jazz
  • MNDR/Sweet Valley: Dance 4 a Dollar (Fool's Gold, EP) - -- Pf:59
  • Mo Kolours: How I (Rhythm Love Affair) (One Handed, EP) - -- Pf:58
  • Mocky: Key Change (Heavy Sheet) [07-24] - lounge
  • Modestep: London Road (INgrooves) [05-26] - dance-pop
  • Mono/The Ocean: Transcendental (Pelagic) [10-23] - experimental rock
  • The Monochrome Set: Spaces Everywhere (Tapete) [03-17] - alt/indie rock -- PM:70
  • Monoswezi: Monoswezi Yanga (Riverboat)
  • Joe Magnarelli: Three on Two (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Monster Magnet: Cobras and Fire (A Mastermind Redux) (Napalm) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Moon B: Lifeworld (Growing Bin) [08-07]
  • Moon Duo: Shadow of the Sun (Sacred Bones) [03-03] - neo-psychedelia -- Pf:66, PM:70
  • Moonlight Saving Time: Meeting at Night (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Martin Moore: Golden Age (Sofa Burn) [10-09] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Kip Moore: Wild Ones (MCA Nashville) [08-21] - country
  • Thurston Moore + Mats Gustafsson: Live at Henie Onstad Kunstenter (Prisma) - jazz
  • Alicia Hall Moran: Heavy Blue (self-released) - jazz
  • Joyce Moreno: Raiz (Far Out) [01-20] - Brazilian traditions
  • Joyce Moreno/Kenny Werner: Poesia (Pirouet) - jazz
  • Ikue Mori: Light in the Shadow (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Joe Morris: Solos Bimhuis (Relative Pitch) [05-21] - jazz
  • Rae Morris: Unguarded (Atlantic) [01-26] - singer/songwriter -- DS:80
  • Cristina Morrison: Baronesa (Jazzheads) - jazz
  • Flo Morrissey: Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful (Glassnote) [07-17] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Teedra Moses: Congnac & Conversation (Shanachie) [08-07] - contemporary r&b
  • The Most Serene Republic: Mediac (Fontana) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Motor Sister: Ride (Metal Blade) [03-09] - -- PM:30
  • Motorhead: XXXX: Bad Magic (UDR) [08-28] - heavy metal
  • Sarah Moule: Songs From the Floating World (Red Ram) - vocal jazz
  • Mourn: Mourn (Captured Tracks) [02-27] - alt/indie rock -- CS:75, Pf:75, PM:70, RS:70
  • Mr Oizo: The Church (Brainfeeder) [01-13] - club/dance
  • MS MR: How Does It Feel (Columbia/RCA) [07-17] - left-field pop
  • Mueller & Roedelius: Imagori (Gronland) - -- Pf:64
  • Mugwump: Unspell (Subfield) [03-24] - club/dance
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: Thoughtiverse Unmarred (Mello Music Group) [05-19] - left-field hip-hop
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia (Edition) - jazz
  • Shawn Mullins: My Stupid Heart (Rounder/Sugar Hill) [10-23] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind (Glassnote) [05-05] - alt/indie rock -- BB:80
  • Luis Munoz: Voz (Pellin Music) - jazz
  • Mural: Tempo (Sofa) - jazz
  • Murder by Death: Big Dark Love (Bloodshot) [02-03] - alt/indie rock -- CS:50, Pf:58, PM:80
  • Roisin Murphy: Hairless Toys (PIAS) [05-12] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Muse: Drones (Warner Bros/Helium-3) [06-08] - alt rock -- BB:60; MT:C+
  • Mutoid Man: Bleeder (Sargent House) [07-03] - heavy metal
  • My Disco: Severe (Temporary Residence) [10-30] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • My Dying Bride: Feel the Misery (Peaceville) [09-18] - doom metal -- MO:80
  • My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall (ATO/Capitol) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Myrkur: M (Relapse) [08-21] - atmospheric black metal
  • Mylets: Arizona (Sargent House) [04-21] - indie rock
  • The Mynabirds: Lovers Know (Saddle Creek) [08-07] - alt singer/songwriter -- MO:80
  • Nadastrom: Nadastrom (Friends of Friends) - -- Pf:74
  • Jack Name: Weird Moons (Castle Face) [01-20] - indie rock -- Pf:72
  • Maki Namekawa: Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (Orange Mountain Music) [01-13] - keyboard
  • Nap Eyes: Whine of the Mystic (Paradise of Bachelors/You've Changed) [07-10] - indie rock
  • Napalm Death: Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Century Media) [01-27] - heavy metal -- Pf:79, RS:70
  • Jimmy Napes: The Making of Me () [03-09] - -- CS:50
  • Anthony Naples: Body Pill (Text) [02-17] - left-field house -- Pf:78, S:80
  • Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet: You've Got to Dig to Dig It, You Dig? (Jazzizit) - jazz
  • Israel Nash: Israel Nash's Silver Season (Loose Music) [10-09]
  • Native Construct: Quiet World (Metal Blade) [04-21] - neo-pop
  • Natural Snow Buildings: Terror's Horns (Ba Da Bing)
  • Naytronix: Mister Divine (City Slang) [10-16]
  • Negative Scanner: Negative Scanner (Trouble in Mind) [07-10] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Josh Nelson: Exploring Mars (Origin) [02-17] - jazz
  • Sarah Bethe Nelson: Fast-Moving Clouds (Burger) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:74
  • Ne-Yo: Non-Fiction (Motown) [01-27] - r&b -- HD:70, Pf:64, RS:50; MT:B
  • Needtobreathe: Live From the Woods at Fontanel (Atlantic) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • The Neighbourhood: Wiped Out! (Sony BMG) [10-30] - pop/rock -- BB:60
  • Never Shout Never: Black Cat (Loveway/Warner Bros) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • New Vocabulary: New Vocabulary (System Dialing) - jazz
  • New Zealand School of Music Big Band: Too Cool (Nzsm Jazz) - jazz
  • Martin Newell: TEatime Assortment (Captured Tracks) [05-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Joanna Newsom: Divers (Drag City) [10-23] - alt singer/songwriter -- MO:90, P:91
  • Franz Nicolay: To Us, the Beautiful (Xtra Mile) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Night Beds: Ivywild (Dead Oceans) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Night Terrors of 1927: Everything's Coming Up Roses (Atlantic) [01-20] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Willie Nile: If I Was a River (River House) [01-20] - Americana
  • Paal Nilssen-Love: Cut and Bleed (Ideal) - jazz
  • Molly Nilsson: Zenith (Dark Skies Association/Night School) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait (self-released) - jazz
  • Nite Fields: Depersonalisation (Felte) [02-03] - indie rock -- Pf:65
  • No Joy: More Faithful (Mexican Summer) [06-09] - dream pop -- CS:75, DS:60, P:70, Pf:76, PM:90
  • No Pair: Chaos and Order (Long Song) - jazz
  • No Spill Blood: Heavy Electricity (Sargent House) [03-10] - alt/indie rock
  • NOFX: Home Street Home: Original Songs From the Shit Musical (Fat Wreck Chords) [02-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Jakob Norgren Jazz Orchestra: Pathfinding (Wime) - jazz
  • Henrik Munkeby Norstebo/Raymond Strid/Nina de Heney: Oslo Wien (Vafongool) - jazz
  • Nosaj Thing: Fated (Timetable) [05-05] - downtempo
  • Not Twice: Flight Plans (Epigraph) - jazz
  • The Notwist: The Messier Objects (Alien Transistor) [02-03] - indie electronic
  • Salim Nourallah: Skeleton Closet () [08-07] - -- P:83
  • Maya Nova: Days (self-released) - jazz
  • Novella: Land (Sinderlyn) [05-12] - neo-psycedelia
  • Noveller: Fantastic Planet (Fire) [01-27] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:70, PM:60
  • Now and on Earth: Blacked Out (Epitaph) [04-14] - heavy metal
  • Oz Noy: Asian Twistz (Abstract Logix) [03-17] - jazz
  • NSU Jazz'Tet: Out Front (NSU Jazz Lab) - jazz
  • Nuaia: Belong to the Moon (Boogie Post) - vocal jazz
  • Nuiversum: Ballads of Now & When (Repeat Until Death) - jazz
  • The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Whole-Wheat Oats (LGY) - jazz
  • Oberhofer: Chronovision (Glassnote) [10-09] - indie pop
  • Anthony Ocana & Nelson Ricart-Guerrero: In Trance (Producciones Los Mafus) - jazz
  • Larry Ochs: The Fictive Five (Tzadik) [10-00] - jazz
  • Ray Obiedo: There Goes That (Rhythmus) - Latin jazz
  • Obnox: Boogalou Reed (12XU) [01-27] - -- CS:75, Pf:78
  • Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin (Republic) [06-09] - indie pop -- BB:70, CS:50, MO:40
  • Of Montreal: Aureate Gloom (Polyvinyl) [03-03] - alt/indie rock -- AV:67, CS:58, P:89, Pf:70, PM:70, RS:60
  • Of Montreal: Snare Lustrous Doomings (Polyvinyl) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Offshore: Offshore (Big Dada) [08-15]
  • OG Maco: 15 EP (self-released, EP) - -- Pf:59
  • Oh Wonder: Oh Wonder (Republic) [09-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Itaru Oki & Axel Dorner: Roots of Bohemian (Improvising Beings) - jazz
  • Tunde Olaniran: Transgressor (Quite Scientific) [08-07] - indie electronic
  • Old Dominion: Meat and Candy (RCA) [11-06] - country
  • Bartlomiej Oles/Tomasz Dabrowski: Chapters (Fenommedia) - jazz
  • Steve Olson: The Ruthless Shapes of Paradise (self-released) - jazz
  • Tomoko Omura: Roots (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Aki Onda with Loren Connors & Alan Licht: Lost City (Audio Mer) - jazz
  • One Direction: Made in the AM (Columbia/Syco) [11-13] - -- BB:80
  • The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone (Mystery Lawn Music) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD (Kompakt) [06-23] - electronic -- DS:80, Pf:67, PM:80, RA:78
  • Orchestre National de Jazz: Europa Berlin (OnJazz) - jazz
  • Kresten Osgood/Masabumi Kikuchi/Ben Street/Thomas Morgan: Kikuchi/Street/Morgan/Osgood (ILK Music) [05-25] - jazz
  • Igor Osypov Quintet: I (Unit) - jazz
  • Other Lives: Rituals (PIAS) [05-05] - indie rock
  • Outfit: Slowness (Memphis Industries) [06-15] - art pop
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: Nyanza (Brownswood) [09-25] -
  • Owl City: Mobile Orchestra (Island/Republic) [07-10] - indie electronic
  • Jose Padilla: So Many Colours (International Feel) [06-01]
  • Painted Palms: Horizons (Polyvinyl) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Gabriel Palatchi: Trivolution (self-released) - jazz
  • Caterina Palazzi SudoKu KilleR: Infanticide (Auand) - jazz
  • Pale Blue: The Past We Leave Behind (2mr/Captured Tracks) [04-14] - alt dance
  • Palehound: Dry Food (Exploding in Sound) [08-14] - indie rock -- CS:75, Pf:80, RS:80, S:70
  • Palma Violets: Danger in the Club (Rough Trade) [05-05] - indie rock
  • Palmbomen II: Palmbomen II (Beats in Space) - -- Pf:73
  • Panda Bear: Crosswords (Domino, EP) [11-13] - indie electronic -- Pf:71
  • Papa Roach: FEAR (Eleven Seven) [01-27] - pop-metal -- RS:50
  • Han-Earl Park: Anomic Aphasia (Slam) - jazz
  • Evan Parker/Motoharu Yoshizawa: Two Chaps (Chap Chap) - jazz
  • Graham Parker and the Rumour: Mystery Glue (Universal) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • William Parker: For Those Who Are Still (AUM Fidelity) [08-21] - jazz
  • William Parker Quartet: Live in Wroclove (ForTune) [08-17] - jazz
  • Parkland: Singularity (Offseason) [10-09] - pop/experimental
  • Parquet Courts: Live at Third Man Records (Third Man) - -- Pf:75, RS:70
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (Primary) - jazz
  • Pascalito Neostalgia Trio: Citizen Chanteur: Live in NYC (self-released)
  • Pascalito Neostalgia Quartet: Forbidden Colours: Live Bennett Sessions (self-released)
  • Passion Pit: Kindred (Columbia) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • David Patrick Octet: The Rite of Spring (Birnam) - jazz
  • Tom Paxton: Redemption Road (Pax) [03-10] - -- PM:70
  • Peace: Happy People (Columbia) [02-10] - indie rock
  • Peaches: Rub (I U She) [09-25] - Electroclash -- Pf:70, PM:80
  • Peals: Seltzer (Thrill Jockey) - -- Pf:70
  • Pearson Sound: Pearson Sound (Hessle) - -- Pf:81
  • Hannah Peel: Rebox 2 () [07-24] - -- MO:80
  • The Peeled Eye: The Peeled Eye (Shameless) - jazz
  • Pelican: The Cliff (Southern Lord, EP) [02-24] - -- Pf:67, PM:40
  • Jeremy Pelt: Tales, Musings and Other Reveries (HighNote) - jazz
  • Penguin Prison: Lost in New York (Downtown) [05-05] - alt dance
  • People of the North: Era of Manifestations (Thrill Jockey) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Perfect Pussy: I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling (Captured Tracks) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Periphery: Juggernaut: Alpha (Summerian) [01-27] - heavy metal
  • Elvis Perkins: I Aubade (MIR) [02-24] - -- CS:58
  • Petite Noir: The King of Anxiety (Domino, EP) - -- Pf:82
  • Petite Noir: La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful (Domino) [09-11] - -- Pf:77; MT:C
  • The Phantom Band: Fears Trending (Chemikal Underground) [01-26] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Phantom Horse: Different Forces (Umor-Rex)
  • Phantom Posse: Home (self-released) - -- Pf:73
  • The Phoenix Foundation: Give Up Your Dreams (Memphis Industries) [08-07] - ADD -- MO:70
  • Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall (Dead Oceans) [02-27] - indie rock -- Pf:60
  • Austin Piazzolla Quintet: APQ (self-released) [J|jazz]
  • Pictureplane: Technomancer (Anticon) [10-30] - club/dance
  • Pika: Ryu No Sumika (Telegraph) - -- Pf:70
  • Jean-Michel Pilc: What Is This Thing Called? (Sunnyside) [02-03] - jazz
  • Pile: You're Better Than This (Exploding in Sound) [03-03] - -- CS:75, P:87, Pf:74
  • Pill: Pill EP (Dull Tools, EP) - -- Pf:74
  • Pinact: Stand Still and Rot (Kanine) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Pinkshinyultrablast: Everything Else Matters (Shelflife) [01-27] - shoegaze -- DS:80
  • Pins: Wild Nights (Bella Union) [06-09]
  • Benoit Pioulard: Sonnet (Kranky) [03-31] - drone -- DS:70
  • The Pitch: Frozen Orchestra (Amsterdam) (SOFA) - jazz
  • PK (Park Kultury): Get Lost (HSI) - -- RC:**
  • Rozi Plain: Friend (Lost Map) [05-18]
  • Plain White T's: American Nights (Megaforce) [03-31] - emo-pop
  • Austin Plaine: Austin Plaine (Razor & Tie) [09-11] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Platform: Anthropocene (Va Fongool) - jazz
  • POD: The Awakening (T-Boy) [08-21] - heavy metal
  • Pointed Sticks: Pointed Sticks (Sudden Death) [07-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Polar Bear: Same as You (The Leaf Label) [03-31] - modern jazz
  • Pole: Wald (Pole) - -- Pf:76
  • Robert Pollard: Faulty Superheroes (GBV) [04-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Pond: Man It Feels Like Space Again (Caroline) [01-26] - alt pop/rock -- Pf:76, PM:80
  • Matt Pond PA: The State of Gold (Doghouse) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Portico: Living Fields (Ninja Tune) [03-31] - downtempo -- DS:80
  • Grace Potter: Midnight (Hollywood) [08-14] - adult alt pop/rock -- BB:70
  • Pow!: Fight Fire (Castle Face) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Jessica Pratt: On Your Own Love Again (Drag City) [01-27] - pop/rock -- BB:90, CS:75, DS:80, P:90, Pf:81, PM:70, RS:60
  • Prefuse 73: Rivington Nao Rio (Temporary Residence) [05-12] - left-field hip-hop -- P:84
  • Prefuse 73: Every Color of Darkness (Temporary Residence) [07-10] - left-field hip-hop
  • Tom Prehn Quartet: Axiom (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Sam Prekop: The Republic (Thrill Jockey) [02-24] - experimental electronic -- Pf:74, PM:70
  • Michael Price: Entanglement (Erased Tapes) [04-13] - -- MO:100, PM:70
  • Sean Price: Songs in the Key of Price (Ruck Down) [08-21] - -- HD:80
  • Pridjevi: Pridjevi (Trouble in Mind) [08-07] - neo-psychedelia
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Triangles and Circles (Dafnison Music) [03-09] - jazz
  • Prima Donna: Nine Lives and Forty-Fives (Alive) [02-03] - hard rock
  • Primitive Parts: Parts Primitive (Trouble in Mind) [09-18] - indie rock
  • Prince: HITNRUN Phase One (NPG) [09-14] - -- Pf:45
  • Prince Royce: Double Vision (RCA) [07-24] - latin pop -- BB:70
  • The Prodigy: The Day Is My Enemy (Take Me to the Hospital) [03-30] - electronica -- BB:70, CS:67, RS:60
  • Geo Progulakis Trio: Good Start (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Promised Land Sound: For Use and Delight (Paradise of Bachelors) [10-02]
  • Prong: Songs From the Black Hole (SPV/Steamhammer) [03-31] - alt metal
  • Protomartyr: The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Prozak: Black Ink (Strange Music) [10-09] - -- HD:60
  • Prurient: Frozen Niagara Falls (Profound Lore) [05-12] - noise -- CS:75, Pf:85, S:80
  • Public Enemy: Man Plans God Laughs (Cobraside) [07-24] - east coast rap -- RC:*
  • Public Image Ltd: What the World Needs Now . . . (Cargo/Red Eye) [09-04] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:68; RC:*
  • Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space (Test Card) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Publicist UK: Forgive Yourself (Relapse) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Puff Daddy: MMM () [11-04] - -- HD:70
  • Joe Pug: Windfall (Lightning Rod) [03-10] - -- PM:70
  • Pulverize the Sound: Pulverize the Sound (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch) [01-27] - progressive bluegrass -- P:88, PM:80
  • Pure Bathing Culture: Pray for Rain (Partisan/PTKF) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Purity Ring: Another Eternity (4AD) [03-03] - indie electronic -- AV:67, BB:80, CS:75, P:90, Pf:66, PM:80, RS:70, S:60
  • Puscifer: Money Shot (Puscifer Entertainment) [10-30]
  • PWR BTTM: Ugly Cherries (Father/Daughter/Miscreant) - -- Pf:75
  • Cheryl Pyle/Biggi Venkeloe: Flute Duo/Raw Sound Sweden (self-released) - jazz
  • Pyramids: A Northern Meadow (Profound Lore) - -- Pf:80
  • Quarterbacks: Quarterbacks (Team Love) [02-10] - indie pop -- CS:58, Pf:70, S:80
  • Queensryche: Condition Human (Century Media) [10-02] - arena rock
  • Cristina Quesada: You Are the One (Elefant) [04-14] - indie pop
  • Quelle Chris: Innocent Country (Mello Music Group) [07-10] - -- HD:80, Pf:69
  • R City: What Dreams Are Made Of (Kemosabe/RCA) [10-09] - pop-rap
  • Bruno Raberg Quartet: Hot Box (Orbis) - jazz
  • Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet: First Gathering (Abray Productions) - jazz
  • Radioactivity: Silent Kill (Dirtnap) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Radkey: Dark Black Makeup (Little Man/Strange Loop) [08-21] - garage punk
  • Raekwon: Fly International Luxurious Art (Ice H2O/Caroline) [04-28] - hip hop -- AV:67, HD:70, PM:40, RS:60, S:70
  • Rahel: Alkali (self-released) - -- Pf:68
  • Raised Fist: From the North (Epitaph) [01-20] - heavy metal
  • Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano: All the Ghosts at Once (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Ratking: 700 Fill (self-released, EP) [03-04] - east coast hip hop -- HD:80, Pf:72
  • Ranger: Where Evil Dwells (Spinefarm) - speed metal -- Pf:73
  • Ransom: Mike Will Made It (Ear Drummer) - -- Pf:67
  • Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano Duo: All the Ghosts . . . (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Ratatat: Magnifique (XL) [07-17] - indie rock
  • Nathaniel Rateliff: Closer () [01-27] - -- CS:67
  • Michael Rault: Living Daylight (Burger) [05-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • Raury: All We Need (Columbia) [10-16] - hip hop -- CS:50, HD:80, Pf:68
  • Raya Brass Band: Raya (self-released) - jazz
  • Real Lies: Real Life (Marathon) [10-16] - -- MO:70
  • Red River Dialect: Tender Gold & Gentle Blue (Hinterground) [07-31]
  • RED Trio: Live in Munich (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Rob Reddy: Bechet: Our Contemporary (Reddy Music) - jazz
  • Amy Reed: Gold Lion (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • Refused: Freedom (Epitaph) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Jon Regen: Stop Time (Motema Music) [04-28] - -- P:80
  • Rob Reich: Shadowbox (BAG Production) [04-07] - jazz
  • Kat Reinhert: Spark (self-released) - jazz
  • Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake: Modern Surf Classics (Swami) [02-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Michel Reis Quartet: Capturing This Moment (Double Moon) [03-10] - jazz
  • Corrina Repp: The Pattern of Electricity (Caldo Verde/Discolexique) - -- Pf:66
  • Reptar: Lurid Glow (Joyful Noise) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Retox: Beneath California (Epitaph) [02-10] - hardcore punk
  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: So Delicious (Shanachie) [02-27] - contemporary blues -- PM:80
  • The Rezillos: Zero (Metropolis) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- PM:70
  • Thomas Rhett: Tangled Up (Valory Music Group) [09-25] - -- BB:70
  • Christian Rich: FW14 (Lucky Number) - -- Pf:75
  • Ricked Wicky: I Sell the Circus (Guided by Voices) [02-03] - pop/rock -- CS:67, Pf:69, P:82, PM:70
  • Howard Riley: 10.11.12 (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Howard Riley: Discussions (Dusk Fire) - jazz
  • Ringo Deathstarr: Pure Mood (Club AC30) [11-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Lee Ritenour: A Twist of Rit (Concord) [08-21] - contemporary jazz
  • Josh Ritter: Sermon on the Rocks (Pytheas) [10-16]
  • River City Extension: Deliverance (Anchor & Hope) [03-10] - -- PM:60
  • Rixton: Let the Road (Interscope) [03-03] - pop/rock
  • Alasdair Roberts: Alasdair Roberts (Drag City) [01-27] - neo-trad folk -- Pf:73
  • Matana Roberts: Always (Relative Pitch) [05-19] - jazz
  • Jay Rock: 90059 (Top Dawg) [09-11] - hip hop -- CS:67, HD:80, Pf:80
  • Pete Rock: PeteStrumentals 2 (Mello) [06-23] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:70
  • Kristo Rodzevski: Batania (self-released) - jazz
  • Adam Rogers/David Binney: R&B (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Raphael Roginski: Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes: African Mystic Music (Bolt) - jazz
  • Sigudur Rognvaldsson: Kisima (Eclipse Music) - jazz
  • The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Live (Universal)
  • Mette Henriette Martedatter Rolvag: Mette Henriette (ECM) - jazz
  • Percival Roman: Spiritual Frequencies (self-released) - jazz
  • Roman a Clef: Abandonware (Infinite Best) [06-02] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Romare: Projections (Ninja Tune) [02-24] - left-field house -- PM:70
  • Rone: Creatures (Infine) [02-10] - indie electronic -- Pf:62
  • Mark Ronson: Uptown Special (RCA) [01-13] - retro-soul -- AV:91, CS:58, DS:80, HD:70, Pf:60, P:88, PM:50, RS:70, S:60
  • Whitney Rose: Heartbreaker of the Year (Cameron House) [08-21] - Americana
  • Rose Windows: Rose Windows (Sub Pop) [05-05] - post-rock
  • Timme Rosenkrantz: Timme's Treasures (Storyville) - jazz
  • Jeff Rosenstock: We Cool? (Side One Dummy) [03-03] - punk-pop
  • Rick Ross: Black Dollar (Def Jam/Maybach) - -- HD:80, Pf:71
  • Rick Ross: Black Market (Def Jam) [12-04] - gangsta rap
  • Josh Rouse: The Embers of Time (Yep Roc) [04-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Jim O'Rourke: Simple Songs (Drag City) [05-19] - chamber pop -- CS:75, P:80, Pf:86
  • Ada Rovatti: Disguise (Piloo) - jazz
  • Jacob Roved Quintet: Remembering Billy Strayhorn (Gatewaymusic) - jazz
  • Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: Enough Still Not to Know (SOFA) - jazz
  • Royal Degal: Not Now (Terrible) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • RP Boo: Fingers, Bank Pads, and Shoe Prints (Planet Mu) [06-30] - footwork -- Pf:80, PM:70, S:80
  • Mark Rubin Jew of Oklahoma: Southern Discomfort (Rubinchik) [01-15] - -- RC:A-
  • Kama Ruby: Rock Dreams in Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Darius Rucker: Southern Style (Capitol Nashville) [03-30] - -- RS:60
  • Mike Rud: Miniatures (self-released) - jazz
  • Xavier Rudd & the United Nations: Nanna (Nettwerk) [03-17] - singer/songwriter
  • Nate Reuss: Grand Romantic (Fueled by Ramen) [06-16] - -- AV:50, BB:60, Pf:55, PM:60, RS:70, S:40
  • Ruf Dug: Island (Music for Denmark) [06-22]
  • Dan Rufolo: Sacred Jazz (self-released) - piano jazz
  • Charles Rumback/John Tate: Daylight Savings (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Rumer: Into Colour (Atlantic) [02-10] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Todd Rundgren: Global (Esoteric Antenna) [04-07] - hard rock
  • RuPaul: Realness (RuCo) [03-02]
  • RuPaul: Slay Belles (RuCo) [10-23]
  • Rush: R40 Live (Anthem/Revolver Music) [11-20] - album rock
  • John Russell/Phil Durrant/John Butcher: Conceits (Emanem) - jazz
  • John Russell/Steve Beresford/John Edwards/Stale Liavik Solberg: Will It Float? (Va Fongool) - jazz
  • Tom Russell: Rose of Roscrae (Frontera) [04-14] - Americana
  • Nick Russo and the Hot Jazz Jumpers: The Very Next Thing (On the Bol) [11-03] - jazz
  • Bill Ryder-Jones: West Kirby County Primary (Domino) [11-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Sam Sadigursky: Follow the Stick (BJU) - jazz
  • Saintseneca: Such Things (Anti) [10-09] - alt/indie rock
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Year Book 2005-2014 (Commons) - -- Pf:78
  • Salad Boys: Metalmania (Trouble in Mind) [09-18] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:68
  • Dino Saluzzi/Horacio Lavandera: Imagenes: Music for Piano (ECM) - jazz
  • San Cisco: Gracetown (Island City) [03-17] - alt/indie rock
  • David Sanborn: Time and the River (OKeh) [04-07] - jazz
  • Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Antonio Sanchez: The Meridian Suite (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Christian Sands/Thomas Fonnesbaek/Alex Riel: Take One (Storyville) - jazz
  • Sannhet: Revisionist (The Flenser) - -- Pf:81
  • Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova (Sony Music) [07-24] - hard rock
  • Saun & Starr: Look Closer (Daptone) [05-19] - retro soul -- P:83
  • Sauna Youth: Distractions (Upset the Rhythm) [06-08] - indie rock
  • Sean Nicholas Savage: Other Death (Arbutus) [09-25]
  • Savant: Artificial Dance (Rvng Intl) - -- Pf:78
  • Scarface: Deeply Rooted (Let's Talk) [09-04] - hip hop -- HD:80
  • William Schimmel: Theater of the Accordion (Roven Productions) - jazz
  • Julian Schneemann: Roundabout (self-released) - jazz
  • John Schott: Actual Trio (Tzadik) [09-00] - jazz
  • Adam Scone: I Scream Scone! (Rondette Jazz) - jazz
  • Scorpions: Return to Forever (Sony Music) [02-24] - hard rock
  • Jackson Scott: Sunshine Redux (Bloodmoss) [04-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Travis Scott: Rodeo (Epic/Grand Hustle) [09-04] - rap -- HD:70, Pf:60
  • Screaming Females: Rose Mountain (Don Giovanni) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- AV:83, CS:75, Pf:67, RS:60, S:80
  • Scuba: Claustrophobia (Hotflush) [03-23] - techno -- DS:80
  • Sea Ghost: SG () [10-24]
  • Sea of Bees: Build a Boat to the Sun (3 Loop Music) [07-10] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Seal: 7 (Warner Bros) [11-06] - adult contemporary
  • Seapony: A Vision (Burrito Thirty) [07-31] - indie pop
  • Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer (Bronzerat) [03-24] - country blues
  • Seaway: Colour Blind (Pure Noise) [10-23] - alt/indie rock
  • Self Defense Family: Heaven Is Earth (Deathwish Inc) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Ty Segall: Mr Face (Famous Class, EP) [01-13] - -- CS:75, P:81, Pf:68
  • Ty Segall Band: Live in San Francisco (Castle Face) [01-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Secret Circuit: Cosmic Vibrations (Emotional Response) - -- Pf:74
  • Secrets of the Sky: Pathway (Metal Blade) [05-19] - doom metal
  • Selasee & the Fafa Family: Time for Peace (self-released) - world
  • Wolfgang Seligo: Wolfgang Seligo Jazz Trio (self-released) - jazz
  • Wolfgang Seligo: Alternative Jazz Piano (self-released) - jazz
  • Senses Fail: Pull the Thorns From Your Heart (07-03) [alt/indie rock]
  • Sevendust: Kill the Flaw (7Bros) [10-02] - alt metal
  • Ron Sexsmith: Carousel One (Compass) [03-30] - singer-songwriter -- DS:70
  • Sextile: A Thousand Hands (Felte) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Martin Sexton: Mixtape of the Open Road (Kitchen Table) [02-10] - alt folk
  • Sexwitch: Sexwitch (Echo/BMG) [09-25] - post-punk -- CS:75, DS:90, MO:80, Pf:64, S:70
  • Nadine Shah: Fast Food (Apollo) [04-06] - indie rock -- DS:80, MO:70, Pf:67
  • Shakey Graves: Nobody's Fool (self-released, EP) [02-09] - -- PM:70
  • Elliott Sharp: Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Elliott Sharp/Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Andy Shauf: The Bearer of Bad News (Party Damage/Tender Loving Empire) [02-03] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Sheer Agony: Masterpiece (Couple Skate/Omnian) [10-30] - indie rock
  • Duncan Sheik: Legerdemain (Kobalt/Sneaky) [10-09] - alt pop/rock
  • Sherwood & Pinch: Late Night Endless (Tectonic/On-U Sound) - -- Pf:68
  • Shinies: Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere (Dirty Bingo) [02-02] - -- DS:80
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: To Duke (RogueArt) [01-23] - piano jazz
  • Matthew Shipp and Mat Walerian Duo: Live in Okuden (ESP-Disk) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Our Lady of the Flowers (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble: The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael (Relative Pitch) [04-07] - jazz
  • Shit & Shine: 54 Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral (Rocket) [03-16] - -- DS:80
  • Shit & Shine: Chakin' (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Shit and Shine: Everybody's a Fuckin Expert (Editions Mego) [09-04] - club/dance
  • Shopping: Consumer Complaints (Fat Cat) [05-26] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Shopping: Why Choose (Fat Cat) [10-02] - new wave/postpunk revival
  • Josh Shpak Band: Astatic (Interrobang) - jazz
  • Sick Sad World: Fear and Lies (Help Yourself) [04-21] - noise pop
  • The Sidekicks: Runners in the Nerved World (Epitaph) [01-20] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:74
  • Sightings: Amusers and Puzzlers (DAIS)
  • The Silence: The Silence (Drag City) [03-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Silence: Hark the Silence (Drag City) [11-20] - neo-psychedelia
  • Silicon: Personal Computer (Weird World) [08-28] - indie electronic
  • Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay (Ruf) - blues
  • Simply Red: Big Love (EastWest/Rhino) [06-02] - adult contemporary
  • Guilty Simpson: Detroit's Son (Stones Throw) [09-11] - left-field hio-hop -- HD:80
  • The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come to Me (Stonebird Productions) - jazz
  • Arshak Sirunyan: Serendipity (self-released) - jazz
  • Jeremy Siskind: Housewarming (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) [02-24] - jazz
  • Siskiyou: Nervous (Constellation) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Sisqo: Last Dragon (Massenburg) [02-10] - contemporary r&b -- RS:50
  • Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Musique De Nuit (Six Degrees) - jazz
  • Gino Sitson: VoiStrings (Buda Musique) - vocal jazz
  • Blaise Siwula/Luciano Troja/John Murchison: Beneath the Ritual (No Frills Music) - jazz
  • Blaise Siwula/Carsten Radtke/Joe Hertenstein: Past the Future (No Frills Music) - jazz
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Hexadic (Drag City) [02-17] - guitar virtuoso -- Pf:76, PM:50
  • Skatebard: CDIII (Balsa Wood) [10-23] - club/dance
  • A Skylit Drive: ASD (Tragic Hero) [10-09] - screamo
  • Slaves: Are You Satisfied (Virgin EMI) [06-02]
  • Slayer: Repentless (Nuclear Blast) [09-11] - speed/thrash metal -- BB:60, Pf:68
  • SLD Trio: Anfitrion (self-released) - jazz
  • Sleep Canyon Rangers: Radio (Rounder) [08-28] - bluegrass
  • Sleeping With Sirens: Madness (Epitaph) [03-17] - emo-pop
  • Solveig Slettahjell-Knut Reiersrud with In the Country: Trail of Souls (ACT) - jazz
  • Slim Twig: Thank You for Stickin' With Twig (DFA) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Slime: Company (Weird World) [08-14] - indie electronic
  • Slug: Ripe (Memphis Industries) [04-14] - indie pop -- DS:80
  • Slum Village: Yes! (Ne'astra) [06-16] - -- HD:70
  • Small Feet: From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean (Barsuk) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Smallpools: Lovelap! (RCA) [03-24] - indie pop
  • Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles: High Fidelity (self-released) - jazz
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Euclid (Western Vinyl) - -- Pf:73
  • Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues (Vectordisk) - jazz
  • Rob Smith: Mixwork in Dub (Echo Beach) [02-17] - electronic
  • The Smoking Trees: TST (Ample Play) [07-10] - indie pop
  • Snoop Dogg: Bush (Columbia/Doggystyle) [05-12] - west coast rap -- BB:60, HD:70
  • So Stressed: The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art (Honor Press) [05-26]
  • Soak: Before We Forgot How to Dream (Rough Trade) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Soccer Team: Real Lessons in Cynicism (Dischord) [10-27]
  • The Soft Moon: Deeper (Captured Tracks) [03-31]
  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: The High Country (Polyvinyl) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Jimmy Somerville: Homage (Strike Force Entertainment) [03-10] - alt dance
  • Son Lux: Bones (Glassnote) [06-23] - electronic -- CS:50, DS:80, P:80, Pf:72, PM:30
  • Sonar: Black Light (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Sonic Jesus: Neither Virtue Nor Anger () [04-16] - -- DS:80
  • Sonny & the Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl) [02-27] - AV:75,alt/indie rock -- Pf:70, PM:70
  • Sorcerer: In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross (Metal Blade) [03-24] - Scandinavian metal
  • Soukast/Benjamin Taubkin: Sounds of Life (Adventure Music)
  • Soule Monde: Smashed World (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Jordin Sparks: Right Here Right Now (Louder Than Life) [08-21] - contemporary r&b
  • SPC ECO: Dark Matter (Saint Marie) [11-20] - trip-hop
  • Amy Speace: That Kind of Girl (Windbone) [03-02] - -- PM:70
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 (Mom + Pop Music) [03-24] - alt/indie rock -- CS:67
  • Vic Spencer: The Cost of Victory (self-released) - -- Pf:77
  • Spector: Math Boys (Caroline/Fiction) [08-21] - synthpop
  • Spectres: Dying (Sonic Cathedral) [02-24] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Chris Spedding: Joyland (Cleopatra) [01-20] - pop/rock
  • Chris Spedding: Songs Without Words (Hux)
  • Spike Orchestra: Ghetto (self-released) - jazz
  • Spiro: Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow (Real World) - jazz
  • Spraynard: Mable (Jade Tree) [07-10] - punk-pop
  • Sputnik3: Orbits (Mainland) - jazz
  • Squarepusher: Damogen Furies (Warp) [04-21] - drill'n'bass
  • Squeeze: Cradle to the Grave (Virgin EMI) [10-02] - adult alt pop/rock
  • SSBT: 247 Main (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • St Germain: St Germain (Nonesuch) - jazz
  • Lara St John: Shiksa (Ancalagon) - jazz
  • Jan St Werner: Miscontinuum Album (Fiepblatter Catalogue #3) (Thrill Jockey) [01-27] - electronic -- Pf:78, PM:70
  • Stacey & Alan: A Love Like Yours (Night, Night the Elephant) - jazz
  • Mary Stallings: Feelin' Good (HighNote) - jazz
  • Ralph Stanley: A Man of Constant Sorrow (Cracker Barrel) [01-19] - -- PM:60
  • Ringo Starr: Postcards From Paradise (Universal) [03-31] - pop/rock -- RS:70
  • Michael Stasis: RIP III (Arbutus) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Static Daydream: Static Daydream (Moon Sound/Saint Marie) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • John Statz: Tulsa (self-released) [03-10] - -- PM:70
  • The Staves: If I Was (Atlantic) [01-27] - alt/indie rock -- DS:80
  • Stealing Sheep: Not Real (Heavenly) [04-14] - indie rock
  • Matthew Stevens: Woodwork (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Rod Stewart: Another Country (Capitol/Decca) [10-23] - adult contemporary
  • Stick in the Wheel: From Here (self-released) [09-25]
  • Stirrup: A Man Can't Ride on One (Whistler) - jazz
  • Chadwick Stokes: The Horse Comanche (Ruffshod/Thirty Tigers) [02-03] - -- PM:70
  • Stolen Hearts: Dirty Southern Soul (self-released) - jazz
  • Kelley Stoltz: In Triangle Time (Castle Face) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Angie Stone: Dream (Shanachie) [11-06] - adult r&b
  • Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul (Stone'd) [07-31] - adult alt pop/rock -- BB:40, P:83; MT:C
  • Steve Stone: Malta Bend (Strange Music) [07-03] - midwest rap
  • Stones: Three Blind Mice (Flying Nun) [03-03] - New Zealand rock
  • Stornoway: Bonxie (Cooking Vinyl) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Stove: Is Stupider (Exploding in Sound) [11-20] - noise rock
  • George Strait: Cold Beer Conversation (MCA Nashville) [09-25] - country -- BB:70
  • Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts (Sub Pop) [07-24] - alt/indie rock -- P:84
  • Stranger Cat: In the Wilderness (Joyful Noise) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • E.J. Strickland Quintet: The Undying Spirit (Strick Muzik) [03-17] - jazz
  • Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm: Robin Goodie (Whirlwind) [02-03] - jazz
  • Strung Out: Transmission Alpha Delta (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Yuhan Su: A Room of One's Own (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Sublime With Rome: Sirens (BMG/Chrysallis/Ingrooves/Vagrant) [07-17] - alt/indie rock -- BB:40
  • Sumac: The Deal (Profound Lore) [02-27] - -- Pf:74, PM:70
  • Sun Club: The Dongo Durango (ATO) [10-30] - indie pop
  • Sun Hotel: Rational Expectations (Community) [02-03] - -- CS:67
  • Sunn O))): Kannon (Southern Lord) [12-04] - doom metal
  • A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Planning Weed Like It's Acid/Life Is Loss (Mis Ojos Discos) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome (Side One Dummy) [05-05] - hard rock
  • Superimpose: Edinburgh (Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Surf City: Jekyl Island (Fire) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Surfer Blood: 1000 Palms (Joyful Noise) [05-12] - indie rock
  • Swallow the Sun: Songs From the North I, II & III (Sony) [11-13] - metal
  • The Sway Machinery: Purity and Danger (3rd Generation) [03-03] - -- CS:58
  • Sweet Baboo: The Boombox Ballads (Moshi Moshi) [08-14] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Swim Deep: Mothers (RCA) [09-25] - -- DS:70
  • Switchback: Switchback (Multikulti) - jazz
  • The Sword: High Country (Razor & Tie) [08-21] - psychedelic
  • Szandra Szoke Quintet: Memory Palace (Hunnia) - vocal jazz
  • Ta-Ku: Songs to Make Up To (Fool's Gold, EP) [06-12] - -- HD:80
  • Talk in Tongues: Alone With a Friend (Fairfax) [05-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Tall Tales & the Silver Lining: Tightropes (Other Music) [02-24] - alt/indie rock
  • The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home (Dead Oceans) [05-12] - alt singer/songwriter -- P:85
  • Tom Tallitsch: All Together Now (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tamaryn: Cranekiss (Mexican Summer) [08-28] - shoegaze
  • Tamia: Love Life (Def Jam) [06-09] - adult r&b -- BB:80
  • Tanlines: Highlights (True Panther Sounds) [05-19] - indie electronic
  • Tarana: A Fire of Flowers Grows Around Us (Wondermachine Music) - jazz
  • Tartu Popi Ja Roki Instituut: Marienbad (Minty Fresh) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: In the Blazes (First of 3) [10-06]
  • Chip Taylor: The Little Prayers Trilogy (Train Wreck, 3CD) [10-14] - alt country
  • Mark Taylor and the Big Band: To the Edge (Writegroove) - jazz
  • Sam Taylor: My Future Just Passed (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Tea Cup Gin: Underground Love (self-released) - jazz
  • Team Hegdal: Vol 3 (Particular) [06-02] - jazz
  • Teho Teardo: Ballyturk (Specula) [09-11]
  • Tech N9ne: Special Effects (Strange) [05-04] - hip hop -- HD:70
  • Teen Daze: Morning World (Paper Bag) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Teen Men: Teen Men (Bar/None) [06-09] - -- CS:58, P:89, PM:70
  • Teeth of the Sea: Highly Deadly Black Tarantula (Rocket) [11-06]
  • John Tejada: Signs Under Test (Kompakt) [02-03] - club/dance -- Pf:74, PM:80
  • Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum (Merge) [09-18] - synthpop -- Pf:64
  • The Telescopes: Hidden Fields (Tapete) [08-21] - alt/indie rock -- MO:80
  • Terrerapadequ: Chlopingle (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Texas: Texas 25 (PIAS) [02-27] - adult alt pop/rock
  • The-Dream: Crown Jewel () [12-31] - -- BB:70
  • Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated at Last (Castle Face) [05-19] - indie rock
  • THEESatisfaction: EarthEE (Sub Pop) [02-24] - alt r&b -- AV:83, CS:67, Pf:68, PM:80
  • These Tall Trees: And All Things In-Between (self-released) [03-02] - -- PM:60
  • The Thing/Thurston Moore: Live (The Thing/Trost) - jazz
  • This Is the Kit: Bashed Out (Brassland) [04-06] - -- DS:80
  • Rob Thomas: The Great Unknown (Atlantic) [08-21] - pop/rock
  • Fred Thomas: All Are Saved (Polyvinyl) [04-07] - alt/indie rock -- P:83
  • Thunderbitch: Thunderbitch (Thunderbitch) [08-29] - -- CS:67, P:80, RS:70
  • TI: Da Nic (King) [09-11] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:69, S:70; RC:***
  • Tigercats: Mysteries (Fortuna Pop) [03-10] - indie pop
  • Tijuana Panthers: Poster (Innovative Leisure) [08-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Bryson Tiller: Trapsoul (RCA) [10-02] - r&b
  • Timeghost: Cellular (Load)
  • Timmy's Organism: Heartless Heathen (Third Man) [10-30] - garage punk
  • Tinashe: Amethyst (self-released) [03-16] - -- Pf:71
  • Tink: Winter's Diary (self-released) [06-30] - -- HD:70
  • Scott Tinkler & Greg Sheehan: Federal (Bandcamp) - jazz
  • Title Fight: Hyperview (Anti) [01-27] - indie rock -- CS:67, Pf:76, PM:60, S:70
  • To Kill a King: To Kill a King (Xtra Mile) [03-02] - pop/rock
  • Rolo Tomassi: Grievances (Holy Roar) [06-01] - mathcore -- DS:90
  • Too Close to Touch: Nerve Endings (Epitaph) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Torche: Restarter (Relapse) [02-24] - sludge metal -- CS:75, Pf:79, PM:70, S:80
  • Adam Torres: Nostra Nova (Misra) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Nedelle Torrisi: Advice From Paradise (Drag City/Ethereal Sequence) [02-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Toto La Momposina: Tambolero (Real World) [07-31] - Afro-Colombian
  • T-Pain: The Iron Way (self-released) [03-27] - -- BB:60, Pf:61
  • Traams: Modern Dancing (Fat Cat) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Translator: Sometimes People Forget (Omnivore) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Theo Travis' Double Talk: Transgression (Esoteric Antenna) - jazz
  • Tree: Trap Genius (self-released) [02-24] - -- CS:67, Pf:71
  • Trembling Bells: The Sovereign Self (Tin Angel) [06-29] - psychedelic folk
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium) - jazz
  • Trinidad James: No One Is Safe (self-released) - -- Pf:55
  • Trio Chemirani: Dawar (Harmonia Mundi) [02-10] - -- PM:70
  • Trio DEF: Trio DEF (TetraArtist) - jazz
  • Tripes: Suicide Jazz (COAX) - jazz
  • Triptides: Azur (Requiem Pour Un Twister)
  • Trivium: Silence in the Snow (Roadrunner) [10-02] - alt metal
  • Tropics: Rapture (Innovative Leisure) [02-27] - indie electronic -- Pf:67
  • Troy Ave: Major Without a Deal (BSB/Empire) [06-05] - hip hop -- HD:50
  • Troyka: Ornithophobia (Naim Jazz) [01-26] - jazz
  • Colin Trusedell: It's All About the Hustle (MyShowsLive) - jazz
  • Trust Fund: No One's Coming for Us (Turnstile) [02-09] - -- DS:80
  • Turbo Fruits: No Control (Melvin) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Frank Turner: Positive Songs For Negative People (Interscope) [08-07]
  • Matt Turner: Virion Impasto (Icker) - jazz
  • Tut: Preacher's Son (self-released) - -- Pf:73
  • Twenty One Pilots: Blurryface (Fueled by Ramen) [05-19] - indie pop -- BB:60
  • Twerps: Range Anxiety (Merge) [01-27] - noise pop -- CS:58, Pf:75, P:85, PM:70
  • Twin Danger: Twin Danger (Universal) [07-03] - jazz
  • Twin River: Should the Light Go Out (Light Organ) - -- Pf:69
  • Twin Shadow: Eclipse (Warner Bros) [03-17] - synthpop -- BB:60, CS:67, P:80, Pf:49, PM:70, RS:60, S:80
  • Twinsmith: Alligator Years (Saddle Creek) [05-05] - indie rock
  • Two-9: B4FRVR (Ear Drummer) - -- Pf:65
  • Two Gallants: We Are Undone (ATO) [02-03] - alt singer/songwriter -- CS:25, Pf:69
  • Two Sheds: Assembling (Crossbill) [05-26] - -- P:87, Pf:55
  • Ty Dolla Sign: Free TC (Atlantic) [11-13] - r&b
  • Tyga: The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty (Last Kings) [06-23] - hip hop -- HD:40, Pf:30, PM:50
  • Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling (Concord) [02-10] - standards
  • Jeremy Udden/Nicolas Moreaux: Belleville Project (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Ufomammut: Ecate (Neurot) [03-30] - sludge metal -- DS:80
  • Birgit Uhler/Leonel Kaplan: Stereo Trumpet (Relative Pitch) [02-17] - jazz
  • Ultimate Painting: Green Lanes (Trouble in Mind) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • The Underachievers: Evermore: The Art of Duality (RPM) [09-25] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:75
  • Carrie Underwood: Storyteller (Arista/Columbia) [10-23] - country -- BB:70
  • Universal Togetherness Band: Universal Togetherness Band (Numero) [01-20] - disco -- PM:70
  • The Unthanks: Mount the Air (Rabble Rouser) [02-10] - indie folk -- DS:80
  • Upsilon Acrux: Sun Square Dialect (New Atlantis) - jazz
  • Ursula 1000: Voyeur (Insect Queen) [10-30] - funky breaks
  • Vaadat Charigim: Sinking as a Stone (Burger) [05-19] - shoegaze
  • The Vaccines: English Graffiti (Columbia) [05-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux: Peau Froide, Leger Soleil (Cosmo Rhythmatic)
  • Harvey Valdes: Roundabout (self-released) - jazz
  • Valet: Nature (Kranky) [05-26] - alt/indie rock
  • Peter Van Huffel/Andreas Willers/Oliver Steidle: The Scrambling Ex (FMR) - jazz
  • Syberen Van Munster: Plunge for Distance (self-released) - jazz
  • Vanden Plas: Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld Pt 2 (Frontiers) [11-06] - heavy metal
  • Variable Geometry Orchestra: Lulu auf dem Berg (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Yago Vazquez/Scott Lee/Jeff Hirshfield: Stream (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • The Velvet Teen: All Is Illusory (Top Shelf) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Venetian Snares: Thank You for Your Consideration (self-released) - -- Pf:74
  • Venom: From the Very Depths (Spinefarm) [01-27] - heavy metal -- RS:40
  • Verbal Kent: Anesthesia (Mello Music Group) - -- Pf:60
  • Verma: Mul.Apin (Trouble in Mind) [11-13] - alt/indie rock
  • The Very Best: Makes a King (Moshi Moshi) [04-07] - -- CS:58, MO:80, Pf:67
  • Vessels: Dilate (Bias) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Vetiver: Complete Strangers (Easy Sound) [03-24] - alt singer/songwriter -- CS:75, MO:90, PM:60
  • VHOL: Deeper Than Sky (Profound Lore) [10-23] -
  • Gabriel Vicens: Days (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • The View: Ropewalk (Cooking Vinyl) [09-11] - alt pop/rock
  • Alberto Vilas Quinteto: Cronica Cromatica (self-released) - jazz
  • Villagers: Darling Arithmetic (Domino) [04-14] - alt singer/songwriter -- DS:80, P:82
  • Levon Vincent: Levon Vincent (Novel Sound) [02-09] - -- Pf:83, S:80
  • Vision Fortune: Country Music (ATP) [02-10] - alt/indie rock -- P:92
  • Visionist: Safe (Pan) [10-09] - ADD -- Pf:79, S:70
  • Vladan: Ornatments (self-released) - jazz
  • Marco Von Orelli 5: Alluring Prospect (Hatology) - jazz
  • Rocky Votolato: Hospital Handshakes (No Sleep) [04-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Vows: Soon Enough Love (Section Sign) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Vril: Portal (Delsin) [01-26] - -- S:70
  • Romain Vuilleman: Swinging in Paris (self-released) - jazz
  • Christuan Vuust & Aaron Parks: Storytelling (Aero) - jazz
  • The Waifs: Beautiful You (Compass) [08-14] - contemporary folk
  • The Wainwright Sisters: Songs in the Dark (Fontana) [11-13] - contemporary folk
  • Walabix: Walabix Invite Bart Maris (Becoq) - jazz
  • Wale: The Album About Nothing (Maybach Music/Atlantic) [03-31] - hip hop -- BB:70, CS:50, HD:60, Pf:54, RS:70
  • Walls: Urals (Ecstatic) [05-04] - ambient
  • Walter TV: Blessed (Sinderlyn) [07-10] - indie rock
  • Rick Waldron: Africa (Waldron Music) - smooth jazz
  • Butch Walker: Afraid of Ghosts (Dangerbird) [01-27] - alt/indie rock -- AV:75
  • Joe Louis Walker: Everybody Wants a Place (ADA/Provogue) [10-09] - blues
  • Chris Walla: Tape Loops (Trans) [10-16] - ADD -- CS:50, P:90
  • Christian Wallumrod: Pianokammer (Hubro) - jazz
  • Wand: Golem (In the Red) [03-17] - -- CS:75, DS:70, Pf:70
  • Wand: 1000 Days (Drag City) [09-25] - psychedelic rock -- CS:50, MO:70, Pf:70, PM:70
  • Wara From the NBHD: If Guns Could Speak (Playin Four Keeps) [01-28] - -- CS:67, HD:70
  • Alex Ward Trio & Sextet: Projected/Entities/Removal (Copepod) - jazz
  • Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear: Skeleton Crew (Glassnote) [05-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Wardell: Love/Idleness (self-released) [02-10] - -- PM:60
  • Warm Soda: Symbolic Dream (Castle Face) [05-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Johanna Warren: Numun (Team Love) [05-19] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Steve Washington: Right to Love (Mandora) - jazz
  • The Waterboys: Modern Blues (Kobalt) [01-19] - pop/rock
  • Roger Waters: Rogers Waters the Wall () [11-20]
  • Watkins Family Hour: Watkins Family Hour (Family Hour) [07-24] - singer/songwriter -- P:88
  • Patrick Watson: Love Songs for Robots (Domino) [05-12] - chamber pop -- DS:70, MO:60, P:80, PM:70
  • The Wave Pictures: Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon (PIAS) [02-16] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:59
  • Wavves: V (Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros) [10-02] - alt/indie rock -- P:84
  • Wavves/Cloud Nothings: No Life for Me (Ghost Ramp) [06-29] - indie rock -- AV:83, CS:75, Pf:60, PM:70, S:70
  • Wax Idols: American Tragic (Collect) [10-16] - CS:67,Pf:76,RS:70
  • Waxwing: A Bowl of Sixty Taxiderminsts (Songlines) - jazz
  • Weasel Walter & Chris Pitsiokos: Drawn and Quartered (self-released) - jazz
  • The Weather Station: Loyalty (Paradise of Bachelors) [05-12]
  • The Weave: Knowledge Porridge (self-released) - jazz
  • Ryn Weaver: The Fool (Mad Love/Interscope) [06-16] - electropop -- BB:70, CS:50, P:79, Pf:49, PM:70, RS:60, S:70
  • Doug Webb: Triple Play (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • The Weepies: Sirens (Nettwerk) [04-28] - alt/indie rock -- P:82
  • Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts: Blaster (Universal) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark Weinstein: In Jerusalem (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Walt Weiskopf: Open Road (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Paul Weller: Saturn's Pattern (Atlantic) [05-19] - British trad rock -- MO:90
  • Laura Welsh: Soft Control (Universal) [03-10] - pop/rock -- Pf:63
  • Westkust: Last Forever (Run for Cover) [07-10] - indie pop
  • John Wetton and the Les Paul Trio: New York Minute (Primary PUrpose) - jazz
  • What's Eating Gilbert: That New Sound You're Loooking For (Hopeless) [07-10] - punk-pop
  • Kenny Wheeler: Songs for Quintet (ECM) [01-27] - jazz -- PM:80
  • The Jiggs Whigham International Trio: Live at Nighttown: Not So Standards (Azica) - jazz
  • Whirl: Revolving Rapidly Around an Axis (dEN) - jazz
  • The Whistles & the Bells: The Whistles & the Bells (New West) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Jim White vs the Packway Handle Band: Take It Like a Man (Yep Roc) [01-27] - alt folk -- PM:60
  • Matthew E White: Fresh Blood (Domino) [03-10] - alt/indie rock -- CS:67, P:84, Pf:67
  • White Fang: Chunks (Burger) [10-30] - indie rock
  • White Gzus: Stackin' N Mackin' Vol 2 (self-released) - -- Pf:73
  • William Elliott Whitmore: Radium Death (Anti) [03-31] - alt country-rock
  • Widowspeak: All Yours (Captured Tracks) [09-04] - alt/indie rock -- Pf:68
  • Wild Yaks: Rejoice! God Loves Wild Yaks (Ernest Jenning) [06-02] - alt/indie rock
  • Dan Wilensky: Made in Portland (self-released) - jazz
  • Hank Williams III: Take as Needed for Pain (Bruc/Curb) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Jerry Williams: Gone (Real Gone) [03-03] - blues-rock
  • Joy Williams: Venus (Columbia/Sensibility) [07-03] - Americana
  • Vinyl Williams: Info (Company) [07-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Lena Willikens: Phantom Delia (Comene, EP) - -- Pf:76
  • Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure (Capitol/Virgin) [04-07] - pop/rock
  • Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain: Live in New York: The Vanguard Sessions (Random Act) [03-24] - jazz
  • Steven Wilson: Hand.Cannot.Erase. (Kscope) [03-03] - neo-prog -- PM:82
  • Win Win: Primaries (Arts & Crafts) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Windhand: Grief's Internal Flower (Relapse) [09-15] - doom metal -- CS:91, Pf:78
  • Charlie Winston: Curio City (Atmospheriques) [02-13] - -- PM:80
  • Michel Wintsch: Roof Fool (Hatology) - jazz
  • Deanna Witkowski: Raindrop: Improvisations With Chopin (Tilapia) - jazz
  • Alicia Witt: Revisionary History (Compass) [04-07] - pop/rock
  • Irek Wojtczak & the Fonda-Stevens Group [Wojtczak NYCConnection]: Folk Five (ForTune) - jazz
  • Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool (Dirty Hit) [06-22] - indie rock -- CS:67, DS:90, MO:90, Pf:74, PM:80, RS:70
  • Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces (Third Man) [10-30] - experimental -- P:84
  • Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields (Cantaloupe)
  • Wolfheart: Winterborn (Spinefarm) [02-02] - -- PM:70
  • James Wolpert: The Entire City (self-released) [01-15] - -- PM:70
  • The Wombats: Glitterbug (Bright Antenna) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Wonder Girls: Reboot (JYP Entertainment) [08-03] - K-pop
  • The Woodshed Orchestra: Brass Bandit (self-released) - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: Battle Pieces (Relative Pitch) [02-17] - jazz
  • Woolfy vs Projections: Stations (Permanent Vacation) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Jamie Woon: Making Time (Polydor) [11-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Word: Soul Food (Vanguard) [05-05] - blues gospel
  • Worriedaboutsatan: Even Temper (This Is It Forever) [03-16] - -- DS:80
  • Worriers: Imaginary Life (Don Giovanni) [08-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies: Night of Your Ascension (Thrill Jockey) [11-13] - heavy metal
  • Lizz Wright: Freedom & Surrender (Concord) [09-04] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Wrinkle Neck Mules: I Never Thought It Would Go This Far (Lower) [02-17] - -- PM:80
  • W-X: W-X (Castle Face) [11-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Bill Wyman: Back to Basics (Proper) [07-24] - rock & roll
  • X Ambassadors: VHS () [06-30] - alt rock -- BB:60
  • XADU: Random Abstract (Moonjune) - jazz
  • Xibalba: Tierra Y Libertad (Southern Lord) - -- Pf:76
  • Kazuki Yamanaka: Songs Unconscious-Minded (self-released) - jazz
  • Years & Years: Communion (Interscope/Polydor) [07-10] - electropop -- BB:70
  • Yelawolf: Love Story (Slumerican/Shady/Interscope) [04-21] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:49, RS:60, S:60
  • Yip Deceiver: YPD (New West) [10-09] - new wave/postpunk revival
  • Yodok III: The Sky Flashes, the Great Sea Yearns (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • Otomo Yoshihide: Guitar Solo 2015 LEFT (Doubtmusic) - jazz
  • You Blew It!: Pioneer of Nothing (Jade Tree, EP) - -- Pf:67
  • Chris Young: I'm Coming Over (RCA Nashville) [11-13] - neo-trad country
  • Neil Young/Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years (Reprise) [07-03] - rock -- P:92; RC:**, MT:C+
  • Zora Young and Little Mike and the Tornadoes: Friday Night (self-released) - jazz
  • Young Ejecta: The Planet (Driftless, EP) [01-27] - pop/rock -- Pf:65, PM:50
  • Young Galaxy: Falsework (Paper Bag) [10-30] - indie pop
  • Young L: Final Fantasy (self-released) - -- Pf:69
  • Peter Willie Youngtree: Country Hymns (self-released) [10-24]
  • Youth Lagoon: Savage Hills Ballroom (Fat Possum) [09-25] - -- Pf:72
  • Yowler: The Offer (Double Double Whammy) [03-10] - -- CS:75, Pf:80
  • Renee Yoxon: Impossible: Live at Musideum (self-released) - jazz
  • Mia Zabelka: Monday Sessions (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ingar Zach/Miguel Angel Tolosa: Loner (Sofa) - jazz
  • Glenn Zaleski: My Ideal (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Riding the Moment (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Zex: Fight for Yourself (Magic Bullet) [02-10] - -- Pf:72, PM:80
  • Zhala: Zhala (Konichiwa) [05-25] - -- Pf:71
  • The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger (Cherry Red/The End) [10-09] - pop/rock
  • John Zorn: Hen to Pan (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Simulacrum (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Vol 3 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Last Judgment (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons (Tzadik) [08-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Inferno (Tzadik) [09-00] - jazz
  • Glenn Zottola: Charlie Parker With Strings Revisited (Classic Jazz) - jazz
  • Yumi Zouma: EP II (Cascine, EP) [03-10] - -- CS:67
  • Zs: XE (Northern Spy) [01-27] - avant-garde -- Pf:80, PM:70
  • Zu: Cortar Todo (Ipecac) [03-23] - noise rock -- DS:70, PM:80
  • Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis (Nonesuch) [01-13] - folk -- Pf:41
  • Hamilton [Original Broadway Cast Recording] (Atlantic) [10-16]
  • Nina Revisted: A Tribute to Nina Simone (Columbia/RCA) [07-10] - contemporary jazz
  • We Love Disney 2015 (Verve) [10-30] - children's pop

Reissues, Etc.

  • The 5th Dimension: Up, Up and Away/The Magic Garden/Stoned Soul Picnic/The Age of Aquarius (Raven) [05-26] - AM pop
  • 311: Archive (Sony/Volcano) [07-03] - alt pop/rock
  • John Abercrombie: The First Quartet (1978-80, ECM, 3CD) [12-04] - jazz
  • AFX: Orphaned Deejay Selek: 2006-2008 (Warp) [08-21] - electro-techno
  • Joe Albany: Now's the Time (Interplay) - jazz
  • America: The Warner Bros Years 1971-1977 (Rhino) [07-17] - pop/rock
  • Ernestine Anderson: Swings the Penthouse (1962, HighNote) - jazz
  • Arthur: Dreams and Images (1968, Lightin the Attic) - -- Pf:75
  • Bobby Bare: The Storyteller: The Anthology 1960-1983 (Raven, 2CD) [04-28] - country
  • The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered and Unplugged (Capitol) [11-20] - AM pop
  • Beat Happening: Look Around (Domino) [11-20] - alt pop/rock
  • Bee Gees: 1974-1979 (Reprise/Rhino) [03-24] - contemporary pop/rock
  • George Benson: The Ultimate Collection (Rhino) [03-03] - contemporary r&b
  • Frank Black and the Catholics: The Complete Recordings (Cooking Vinyl) [04-07]
  • The Box Tops: The Original Albums 1967-1969 (Raven) [02-27] - AM pop
  • Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found (Atlantic/Elektra/World Circuit) [03-24] - Afro-Cuban jazz -- DS:80
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: The ACT Years (ACT) [06-09] - jazz
  • Neko Case: Truckdriver Gladiator Mule (Anti) [11-13] - alt country-rock
  • Tracy Chapman: Greatest Hits (Elektra/Rhino) [11-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • The Chocolate Watchband: I'm Not Like Everybody Else (Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid) [05-26] - rock & roll
  • The City: Now That Everything's Been Said (1967, Light in the Attic) [10-02] - soft rock
  • Eric Clapton: Forever Man (GC/Reprice/Rhino, 2CD) [04-28] - British blues
  • The Clientele: Alone and Unreal: The Best of the Clientele (Merge) [09-04] - -- MO:80; MT:C+
  • Lloyd Cole and the Commotions: Collected Recordings 1983-1989 (Polydor) [07-03] - alt/indie rock
  • The John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy: So Many Things: The European Tour 1961 (Acrobat, 4CD) [03-10] - jazz
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (Impulse) - jazz
  • Loren Connors: Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko (Family Vineyard) - jazz
  • Cowboy Junkies: Notes Falling Slow (Latent/Razor & Tie) [10-30] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Bob Crewe: The Complete Elektra Recordings (Real Gone) [03-10] - AM/pop
  • Crumbsuckers: Life of Dreams/Beast on My Back (Real Gone) [04-07]
  • Mac DeMarco: Demos Vol 1 (Captured Tracks) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Mac DeMarco: Another One (Captured Tracks) [08-07] - jangle pop -- AV:75, CS:75, DS:70, MO:40, P:83, Pf:73, RS:70, S:70
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Press Color (Light in the Attic) - -- RC:**
  • Detail: First Detail (1982, Rune Grammofon) [03-03] - jazz
  • Deke Dickerson: Greatest Hits (Rockbeat) [03-31] - alt/indie rock
  • J Dilla: Dillatronic (Vintage Vibez) [10-30] - left-field hip-hop -- HD:60
  • Dinner: Three EPs: 2012-2014 (Captured Tracks) [04-14] - indie electronic
  • DM3: West of Anywhere (Alive Naturalsound) [11-13] - aussie rock
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol 12: The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965-1968 (Columbia/Legacy, 6CD) [11-08] - country-rock -- BB:80, P:100
  • El Aviador Dro: Otros Mundos, Otras Estrellas (1979-1982) (Elefant/Lost) [05-26] - cold wave
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol 20 (Storyville) - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: At the Cotton Club (1937-39, Storyville, 2CD) - jazz
  • Erasure: Always: The Very Best of Erasure (BMG/Mute) [10-30] - alt pop/rock
  • Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything: 1970-1975 (Rhino) [08-28] - album rock
  • Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues (Saint Cecilia Knows) [11-20] - folk-rock
  • The Farm: The Complete Studio Recordings 1983-2004 (Edsel) [03-10] - alt pop/rock
  • Game Theory: Real Nighttime [Deluxe Edition] (Omnivore) [03-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Jerry Garcia: Broadway: Act One: October 28th, 1987 (ATO)
  • Marvin Gaye: Volume One: 1961-1965 (Motown) [09-11] - Motown
  • Robin Gibb: Saved by the Bell: The Collected Works of Robin Gibb 1968-1970 (GC/Rhino) [06-02] - AM pop
  • Girl Band: The Early Years (Rough Trade) [04-21] - lo-fi
  • The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens Vol 1 (1978-84, Domino) [01-20] - post-punk -- Pf:82
  • Goldberg: Misty Flats (1974, Future Days) [07-24] - singer/songwriter
  • Grateful Dead: The Best of the Grateful Dead (Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2CD) [03-31] - jam bands
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 15 (Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Volume Five (Real Gone Music)
  • Grateful Dead: Fare Thee Well (Rhino, 3CD) [11-20] - country-rock
  • The Groovie Ghoulies: Apetite for Adrenochrome (Green Door) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Half Japanese: Music to Strip By (1987, Fire) - -- Pf:84
  • Half Japanese: Volume Two: 1987-1989 (Fire) [01-26] - -- P:86, PM:80
  • Arthur Lee Harper: Dreams and Images (1968, Light in the Attic) [01-13] - psychedelic pop
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience: Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival 1970 (Legacy) [08-28] - acid rock
  • Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection (Legacy) [03-31] - swing
  • The Hotelier: It Never Goes Out (2011, Tiny Engines) - -- Pf:77
  • JB Hutto and His Hawks: Hawk Squat [Expanded Edition] (1968, Delmark) - blues
  • Iron & Wine: Archive Series Volume No 1 (Black Cricket) - -- Pf:72
  • The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters: 1959-1983 (Legacy, 23CD) [08-21] - soul -- Pf:85
  • Trevor Jackson: Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On-U Sound) [10-02] - post-punk
  • Jellyfish: Bellybutton [Deluxe Edition] (1990, Virgin, 2CD) [01-20] - alt pop/rock -- PM:70
  • Jellyfish: Spilt Milk (1993, Omnivore, 2CD) [01-20] - alt/indie rock -- PM:70
  • Steve Khan: Tightrope/The Blue Man/Arrows (BGO) - jazz
  • King Crimson: THRAK Box: Live and Studio Recordings 1994-1997 (Panegyric, 12CD)
  • The Kitchen Cinq: When the Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68 (Light in the Attic) - -- Pf:76
  • Earl Klugh: Soda Fountain Shuffle/Life Stories/Solo Guitar (BGO) - jazz
  • The Knickerbockers: The Challenge Recordings (Sundazed, 4CD) [11-13] - frat rock
  • Mark Lanegan: Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (Ipecac) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Mark Lanegan: One Way Street: The Sub Pop Albums (Sub Pop) [11-20] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Larry's Rebels: I Feel Good: The Essential Purple Flashes of Larry's Rebels 1965-1969 (Frenzy/RPM) [04-21] - rock & roll
  • Last Exit: Iron Path (ESP) - jazz -- RC:A-
  • Lead Belly: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Smithsonian Folkways) - folk blues -- Pf:90
  • Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic/Rhino) [02-24] - hard rock -- RS:100
  • Peggy Lee: At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings (1951, Real Gone) [03-10] - torch songs
  • The Lookouts: Spy Rock Road (and Other Stories . . .) (Don Giovanni) [03-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Looper: These Things (Mute) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Junior Mance: Jubilation (1994, Delmark) - jazz
  • Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible [20th Anniversary Edition] (Epic/Legacy, 4CD) [03-10] - alt pop/rock
  • Pat Martino: Nexus (HighNote) - jazz
  • Johnny Mathis: Life Is a Song Worth Singing: The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (1973-78, Real Gone) [03-10] - Philly soul
  • Paul McCartney: Tug of War [Deluxe Edition] (1982, Concord/Hear Music) [10-02] - album rock
  • Paul McCartney: Pipes of Peace [Special Edition] (1983, Concord/Hear Music) [10-02] - album rock
  • Rose McDowall: Cut With the Cake Knife (1988-89, Night School) [09-18] - new wave -- Pf:77
  • Joe McPhee: Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Lee Michaels: Heighty Hi: The Best of Lee Michaels (Manifesto) [11-20] - pop/rock
  • Moby: Hotel: Ambient (Little Idiot) [07-03] - ambient techno
  • Mogwai: Central Belters (Rock Action) [10-23]
  • Debby Moore: My Kind of Blues (1960, Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning (1949-58, Resonance, 2CD) [05-12] - jazz
  • Van Morrison: Astral Weeks [Remastered & Expanded] (Rhino) [10-30] - album rock
  • Van Morrison: His Band and Street Choir [Remastered & Expanded] (Rhino) [10-30] - album rock
  • Van Morrison: The Essential Van Morrison (Legacy)
  • The Muffs: The Muffs (Omnivore) [08-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Ron Nagle: Bad Rice (Omnivore, 2CD) [01-27] - -- RS:80
  • Normil Hawaiians: Return of the Ranters (1986, Upset the Rhythm) [10-23] - post-punk
  • The Notations: Still Here: 1967-1973 (Numero) [03-17] - Chicago soul
  • Carla Olson/The Textones: Midnight Mission (1984, Omnivore) [05-26] - roots rock
  • William Onyeabor: Good Name (Luaka Bop) -
  • Mike Osborne: Dawn (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Buck Owens: Buck Em! The Music of Buck Owens 1967-1975: Vol 2 (Omnivore) [11-13] - Bakersfield sound
  • Pavement: The Secret History, Vol 1 (Matador) [08-14] - indie rock
  • Art Pepper: Neon Art, Vol 1 (Omnivore) [02-27] - post-bop
  • Art Pepper: Neon Art, Vol 2 (Omnivore) [03-10] - post-bop
  • Art Pepper: Live at Fat Tuesday's (Elemental Music) - jazz
  • Pere Ubu: Elitism for the People 1975-1978 (Fire, 4LP) [08-21]
  • Oscar Peterson: Exclusively for My Friends (MPS) - jazz
  • Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll (Yep Roc, 2CD) [10-30] - Memphis blues
  • Phish: Amsterdam (1997, Jemp)
  • Popol Vuh/Florian Fricke: Kailash (Soul Jazz) - -- Pf:73
  • The Pretty Things: Bouquets From a Cloudy Sky (Snapper, 3CD) [03-17] - -- RS:80
  • The Proclaimers: Let's Hear It for the Dogs (Compass) [05-05] - pop/rock
  • Queen: A Night at the Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (Hollywood) [11-20] - album rock
  • The Reatards: Grown Up, Fucked Up (1999, Goner) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • The Replacements: The Complete Studio Albums: 1981-1990 (Rhino) [04-14] - alt pop/rock
  • Charlie Rich: So Lonesome I Could Cry (Fat Possum) [05-05] - country-pop
  • Rolling Stones: From the Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 (Eagle Rock)
  • Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers [Deluxe Edition] (Capitol)
  • Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of the Best Show (Numero Group, 16CD) [03-31] - spoken word
  • Scientists: Blood Red River (Numero Group, EP) [08-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Jock Scot: My Personal Culloden (1997, Forever Heavenly) [08-14] - spoken word
  • Bobby Shew With the University of Florida Jazz Band: Live 1983 (self-released) - jazz
  • Shigeto: Intermission (Ghostly International) [10-30] - experimental electronic
  • Carly Simon: Songs From the Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection (Elektra/Rhino) [11-20] - singer/songwriter
  • Sly & the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 (Legacy) [07-17] - funk
  • Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour [Drowning Shadows Edition] (Capitol) [11-06] - adult contemporary
  • Smoke Fairies: Wild Winter (Full Time Hobby) [11-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Sneaky Feelings: Send You (Flying Nun) [03-31] - alt pop/rock
  • Son Volt: Trace [Remastered & Expanded] (Rhino/Warner Bros) [10-30] - alt country-rock
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (Columbia) [12-04] - album rock
  • St Vincent: St Vincent [Deluxe Edition] (Concord Loma Vista) [02-10] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway Complete (1965, Legacy) - -- Pf:87
  • Stereo Total: Yeye Existentialiste (Blow Up) [07-10] - alt pop/rock
  • John Stevens: John Steven's Away/Somewhere in Between/Mazin Ennit (BGO) - jazz
  • Super Furry Animals: MWNG (2000, Domino) [05-05] - alt pop/rock
  • The Supreme Jubilees: It'll All Be Over (1980, Light in the Attic) - -- Pf:74
  • Tangerine Dream: Booster VII (Eastgate) [02-17] - -- PM:70
  • Cecil Taylor: Garden 1st Set (1981, Hatology) - jazz
  • Roger Taylor: Strange Frontier (1984, Omnivore) [03-24] - album rock
  • Teenage Time Killers: Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Rise) [07-31] - alt/indie rock
  • Thin Lizzy: Shades of a Blue Orphanage (1972, Light in the Attic) - -- Pf:63
  • Peter Tosh: An Upsetters Showcase (Cleopatra) [04-14] - political reggae
  • Underworld: Second Toughest in the Infants [Remastered Super Deluxe Edition] (11-20) [E|club/dance]
  • Unwound: Challenge for a Civilized Society (1998, Numero Group) - -- Pf:78
  • Lino Capra Vaccina: Antico Adagio (1978, Die Schachtel) - -- Pf:79
  • The Velvet Underground: Loaded [Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition Box Set] (Atlantic) [10-30] - album rock
  • The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (Polydor) [11-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 (Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) [11-20] - fusion
  • White Plains: The Deram Records Singles Collection (77's) [03-03] - bubblegum
  • Neil Young: Bluenote Cafe (Reprise) [11-13] - album rock
  • Zombi: The Zombi Anthology (Relapse) [04-21] - experimental rock
  • Back From the Grave Vol 9: Raw Blastin' Mid 60's Punk!!! (Crypt) - -- Pf:76
  • Joe Bussard Presents: The Year of Jubilo: 78 RPM Recordings of Songs From the Civil War (Dust-to-Digital) [10-16]
  • Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll (Dust-to-Digital) [03-26] -
  • Excavated Shellac: Reeds (Dust-to-Digital) [10-02] -
  • Excavated Shellac: Strings (Dust-to-Digital) [03-23] -
  • Fifty Shades of Grey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Island/Republic) [02-10] - adult contemporary -- RS:60
  • Fonotone Records (Dust-to-Digital) [10-16]
  • Ghostly Swim, Vol 2 (Ghostly International) [04-28] - ambient
  • Jazz in Polish Cinema: Out of the Underground 1958-1967 (JOF) [01-25] - jazz
  • The Magic & the Mystery of the Piano Trio: Ballads & Lullabies (Ozella Music) - jazz
  • New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City (Smithsonian/Folkways) [02-10] - New Orleans jazz
  • Piano in the House (Adventure Music) - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove Volume 2 (World Music Network) [01-26] - -- PM:80
  • The Rough Guide to Psychedelic India (World Music Network) [01-26] - -- PM:70
  • Saved and Sanctified: Songs of the Jade Label (Numero Group) [05-26] - gospel
  • Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Rarities From the Second Decade (Signature Sounds) [03-03] - -- PM:70
  • Spiritual Jazz Vol 6: Vocals (Jazzman) [03-09] - -- PM:80
  • Turtle Records: Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971 (RPM) - jazz
  • Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party (Numero) [03-03] - funk -- Pf:75

Priority Counts

  • Priority 0: 444
  • Priority 1: 1514
  • Priority 2: 95
  • Priority 3: 0

Total: 2053