Music Tracking 2017

These are 2017 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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New Releases

  • !!!: Shake the Shudder (Warp) [05-19] - dance punk
  • 1-OAK: Riding in Cars With Girls (self-released) [04-28] - hip-hop
  • 3Divas: 3Divas (Diva) - jazz
  • 3teeth: Shutdown.exe () [05-19]
  • '68: Two Parts Viper (Cooking Vinyl) [06-02]
  • Greg Abate/Tim Ray Trio: Road to Forever (Whaling City Sound) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming (ECM) [01-13] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Simultonality (Eremite) [04-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Actress: AZD (Ninja Tune) [04-14] - electronica [*]
  • Ryan Adams: Prisoner (PaxAm) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido: From Rio to Wayne Shorter (AAM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Adult: Detroit House Guests (Mute) [03-17] - electronic
  • The Afghan Whigs: In Spades (Sub Pop) [05-05] - alt rock
  • AFI: AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse (Naim) [05-12]
  • Sonia Aimy: Nigerian Spirit (self-released) - African
  • Lydia Ainsworth: Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus) [03-31] - art pop
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2CD) [06-09] - jazz [*]
  • Ala Ni: You & I (Missing Piece Group) - jazz
  • All Them Witches: Sleeping Through the War (New West) [02-24] - stoner rock
  • Tony Allen: A Tribute to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note -EP) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Fabian Almazan: Alcanza (Biophilia) - jazz
  • Goncalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco: The Attic (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Sam Amidon: The Following Mountain (Nonesuch) [05-28]
  • Alt-J: Relaxer (Atlantic) [06-02] - art pop
  • AM Static: Rise & Shine (-) [06-02]
  • The Amazons: The Amazons (Fiction) [05-26]
  • Sebastien Ammann: Color Wheel (Skirl) - jazz
  • Amnesia Scanner: As Truth (Mixtape) (self-released) [02-02] - UK bass
  • Amok Amor [Christian Lillinger/Petter Eldh/Wanja Slavin/Peter Evans]: We Know Not What We Do (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • AMP Trio: Three (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Ancient Methods: The First Siren (Persephonic Sirens -EP) [01-20]
  • Anemone [Peter Evans/John Butcher/Frederic Blondy/Clayton Thomas/Paul Lovens]: A Wing Dissolved in Light (NoBusiness) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Anick & Jason Yeager: United (Inner Circle Music) [03-10] - jazz
  • Anjou: Epithymia (Kranky) [03-24]
  • Anohni: Paradise (Secretly Canadian -EP) [03-17] - art pop
  • Bill Anschell: Rumbler (Origin) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Annie Anxiety: Soul Possession (Dais) [01-06]
  • Aquilo: Silhouettes (Island) [01-27] - chamber pop
  • Arca: Arca (XL) [04-07] - electronic [B]
  • Ricardo Arjona: Circo Soledad ()
  • Dayme Arocena: Cubafonia (Brownswood) [03-10] - Latin
  • Artificial Brain: Infrared Horizon (Profound Lore) [04-21] - death metal
  • At the Drive-In: In-ter A-li-a () [05-05] - post-hardcore
  • Atomic: Six Easy Pieces (Odin) - jazz
  • Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [06-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Austra: Future Politics (Domino) [01-20] - synthpop
  • Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche: Pas Pire Pop I Love You So Much (Constellation) [01-20] - krautrock
  • Timothy Seth Avett as Darling: IV (Ramseur) [03-31]
  • Babe: Kiss & Tell (Kartel Music Group) [04-28]
  • Backwards Dancer: Backwards Dancer (Equal Vision) [03-03]
  • Bad Breeding: Divide (La Vida Es Un Mus) [04-07]
  • Joey Badass: All-Amerikkkan Badass (Pro Era/Cinematic) [04-14] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Ballister: Slag (Aerophonic) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Ballrogg [Klaus Ellerhusen Holm/Roger Arntzen/Ivar Grydeland]: Abaft the Beam (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Heather Bambrick: You'll Never Know (self-released) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • The Band of Heathens: Duende (BOH) [01-13]
  • Bansheebeat: Techno Deluxe (Attack the Music) [03-27]
  • Bardo Pond: Under the Pines (Fire) - psychedelic rock [B]
  • Bobby Bare: Things Change () -
  • Bargou 08: Targ (Glitterbeat) [02-17] -
  • Susanna Bartilla: The Look of Love: Songs of the Sixties (self-released) - jazz
  • William Basinski: A Shadow in Time (Temporary Residence) [01-20] - electronic [B]
  • Mario Batkovic: Mario Batkovic () [03-17]
  • David Bazan: Care (Underflow) [03-07] - indie rock
  • Beach Fossils: Somersault (Bayonet) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Bearthoven: Trios (Cantaloupe Music) - experimental
  • Bedouine: Bedouine (Spacebomb)
  • Ignacio Berroa Trio: Straight Ahead From Havana (Codes Drum Music) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Gianni Bianchini: Type I (self-released) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Carlos Bica & Azul: More Than This (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • The Big Moon: Love in the 4th Dimension (Columbia) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Big Sean: I Decided (GOOD/Def Jam) [02-03] - hip-hop
  • Big Thief: Capacity (Saddle Creek) [06-09] - rock
  • Steve Bilodeau: The Sun Through the Rain (self-released) [06-06] - jazz [*]
  • Bing & Ruth: No Home of the Mind (4AD) [02-17] - ambient
  • Binker and Moses: Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox) [06-02]
  • David Binney: The Time Verses (Criss Cross) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • Scott H Biram: The Bad Testament (Bloodshot) [02-24]
  • Biters: The Future Aint What It Used to Be (Earache) [05-19]
  • Jim Black/Oskar Gudjonsson/Elias Stemeseder/Chris Tordini: Mala Mute (Intakt) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan) [04-21] - psychedelic rock
  • Black Anvil: As Was (Relapse) [01-13] - black metal
  • Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti or God's Art (Vice) [05-05] - garage rock
  • Black Star Riders: Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast) [02-03] -
  • The Black Watch: The Gospel According to John (Eskimo) [04-21]
  • Blackfield: Blackfield V (Kscope) [02-10] - alt rock
  • Blaenavon: That's Your Lot (Atlantic) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Blanck Mass: World Eater () [03-03] - experimental
  • Bleachers: Gone Now (RCA) [06-02]
  • Theo Bleckmann: Elegy (ECM) [01-27] - jazz
  • Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman (Capitol) [04-28] - r&b [***]
  • Blondie: Pollinator (BMG) [05-05] - pop rock [B]
  • Blood Sun Circle: Distorted Forms (-) [05-30]
  • Kath Bloom: This Dream of Life (Caldo Verde) [03-10]
  • BMX Bandits: BMX Bandits Forever (Elefant) [05-19]
  • BNQT: Volume 1 (Dualtone/Bella Union) [04-28] - indie rock
  • BoB: Ether (Empire) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Body Count: Bloodlust (Century Media) [03-31] - rap metal [***]
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Best Troubador (Drag City) [05-05] - pop/rock
  • Bonobo: Migration (Ninja Tune) [01-13] - downtempo
  • Benjamin Booker: Witness (ATO) [06-02]
  • Boss Hog: Brood X (In the Red) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Joe Bourne: Upbeat and Sweet (Summit) - jazz [C]
  • Tim Bowness: Lost in the Ghost Light (Inside Out Music) [02-17]
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem) - jazz
  • Michelle Branch: Hopeless Romantic () [04-07]
  • Brand X: But Wait . . . There's More!/Live (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something (Erased Tapes) [03-24]
  • Bridal Shower: Negatives (Glasseater) [06-09]
  • British Sea Power: Let the Dancers Inherit the Party (Golden Chariot/Caroline) [03-31] - indie rock
  • Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life (Rhymesayers) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • The Brother Brothers: Tugboats () -
  • Bill Brovold & Jamie Saft: Serenity Knolls (Rare Noise) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Chastity Brown: Silhouette of Sirens (Red House) [05-19]
  • Bryan and the Aardvarks: Sounds From the Deep Field (Biophilia) [04-28] - jazz [B-]
  • Don Bryant: Don't Give Up on Love (Fat Possum) [05-12]
  • Buffalo Jazz Octet: Live at Pausa Art House (Cadence Jazz) - jazz [A-]
  • The Bug vs Earth: Concrete Desert (Ninja Tune) [03-24] - electronic
  • Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2: Star Stuff (Company) [03-31] - psychedelic pop
  • Molly Burch: Please Be Mind (Captured Tracks) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Burning Ghosts: Reclamation (Tzadik) - jazz
  • The Buttertones: Gravedigging (Innovative Leisure) [03-31] - surf rock
  • Chris Byars: The Music of Frank Strozier (SteepleChase) [01-01] - jazz [**]
  • Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing) [01-27] - folk
  • Cafe Tacuba: Jei Beibi () [05-05] - art rock
  • Sera Cahoone: From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner) [03-24] - singer-songwriter
  • The Cairo Gang: Untouchable (Drag City) [03-24]
  • Peter Campbell: Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Gerald Cannon: Combinations (Woodneck) - jazz
  • Lou Canon: Suspicious (Paper Bag) [04-07]
  • Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone (AMF) [01-20] - rap [B]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space for the Spirit (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes: Modern Ruin (International Death Cult) [01-27] - alternative rock
  • Regina Carter: Ella: Accentuate the Positive (Okeh/Masterworks) [04-21] - jazz [*]
  • Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band: Big Machine (Topic) [02-03]
  • Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti (AWGE/Interscope) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Cashmere Cat: 9 (Mad Love/Interscope) [04-28] - wonky
  • Cayetana: New Kind of Normal () [05-05]
  • The CCM Jazz Orchestra as James Bond: Nobody Does It Better (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Shanti Celeste: Untitled (Peach Discs -EP) [02-03]
  • The Chainsmokers: Memories . . . Do Not Open (Disruptor/Columbia) [04-07] - electropop
  • Michael Chapman: 50 (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-20] - folk
  • The Charlatans [UK]: Different Days (BMG) [05-26]
  • Charly Bliss: Guppy (Barsuk) [04-21] - indie rock
  • Chastity Belt: I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art) [06-02] - indie rock [*]
  • Chicago Edge Ensemble: Decaying Orbit (self-released) - jazz [A-]
  • Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform) - jazz [A-]
  • Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free (ATO) [03-03] - pop rock [B-]
  • Children of Alice: Children of Alice (Warp) [02-24] - pop/rock
  • Billy Childs: Rebirth (Mack Avenue) [03-24] - jazz
  • Cinema Cinema: Man Bites Dog (Labelship) [04-28] - expermental rock
  • Circa Waves: Different Creatures (Virgin/EMI) [03-10] - indie rock
  • Clap! Clap!: A Thousand Skies (Black Acre) [02-17] - UK bass
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist (Undertow) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Clark: Death Peak (Warp) [04-07] - IDM
  • Gerald Clayton: Tributary Tales (Motema) [04-21] - jazz [B]
  • Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra: Oceans of Vows (self-released, 2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound (Carpark) [01-27] - indie rock [**]
  • Club D'Elf: Live at Club Helsinki (Face Pelt, 2CD) [01-10] - jazz [***]
  • Clustersun: Surfacing to Breathe (Seahorse) [05-19] - post-punk
  • Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales: Room 29 (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-17] - chamber pop
  • Code Orange: Forever (Roadrunner) [01-13] - metalcore
  • Amber Coffman: City of No Reply () [06-02] - indie pop
  • Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM) [05-05] - jazz
  • Coldcut/On-U Sound System: Outside the Echo Chamber (Ninja Tune) [05-19]
  • Steve Coleman: Morphogenesis (Pi) [06-23] - jazz
  • Kweku Collins: Grey (Closed Sessions) [04-28]
  • Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Invitation (OA2) [03-17] - jazz
  • Andrew Combs: Canyons of My Mind (New West) [04-07]
  • Common Quartet: The Hive (Stop Time) - jazz
  • Communions: Blue (Fat Possum) [02-03] - indie rock
  • The Como Mamas: Move Upstairs (Daptone) [05-19] - gospel
  • Conformity Contortion [Sara Lund/Thollem Electric]: Perception Management (Personal Archives)
  • Ags Connolly: Nothin' Unexpected () -
  • Max Cooper: Chromos () [05-26]
  • Julian Cope: Drunken Songs (Head Heritage) [02-03] - singer-songwriter
  • Gustavo Cortinas Snapshot: Esse (OA2) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Larry Coryell's 11th House: Seven Secrets (Savoy Jazz) - jazz
  • Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America (Joy Void) [02-24]
  • Counterfeit: Together We Are Stronger (Xtra Mile) [03-17]
  • Ross Couper & Tom Oakes: Fiddle & Guitar (Haystack) [05-12]
  • The Courtneys: II (Flying Nun) [02-17] - indie pop
  • Kara Lis-Coverdale: Grafts (Boomkat Editions) [05-05]
  • Damian Cowell's Disco Machine: Get Yet Dag On! () [02-18]
  • CP Unit: Before the Heat Death (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Carl Craig: Versus (InFine) [05-05] - electronic
  • Robert Cray/Hi Rhythm: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee) [04-28] - blues
  • Creeper: Eternity in Your Arms (Roadrunner) [03-24] - pop/punk
  • Sandy Cressman: Entre Amigos (Cressman Music) [02-03] - jazz [*]
  • Sheryl Crow: Be Myself (Warner Bros) [04-21] - pop rock
  • Rodney Crowell: Close Ties (New West) [03-31] - country [***]
  • Crown Larks: Population (Already Dead)
  • Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Planktonic Finales (Intakt) - jazz
  • Allison Crutchfield: Tourist in This Town (Merge) [01-27] - indie pop [**]
  • Crystal Fairy: Chrystal Fairy (Ipecac) [02-24] - alt rock
  • Bill Cunliffe: Bachanalia (Metre) [06-02] - jazz [B-]
  • Daddy Issues: Deep Dream (Infinity Cat) [05-19] - indie rock [A-]
  • Tim Daisy: Red Nation "1" (Relay) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Dalava: The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines) [04-07] - Czech folk/fusion [*]
  • Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk (Castle Face) [03-10] - neo-psychedelia
  • Dams of the West: Youngish American ()
  • Tim Darcy: Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Dauwd: Theory of Colours (Technicolour) [06-02]
  • Roger Davidson Trio With Hendrik Meurkens: Oracao Para Amanha/Prayer for Tomorrow (Soundbrush) [06-14] - jazz [**]
  • Ray Davies: Americana (Legacy) [04-21] - pop/rock
  • Rick Davies: Thugtet (Emlyn) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Al Davila: El Futuro () [05-05]
  • Steve Davis: Think Ahead (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble: Transient Takes (Malcom) - jazz [***]
  • Richard Dawson: Peasant (Domino) [06-02]
  • Jon De Lucia Group: As the River Sings (Fresh Sound New Talent) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Dead Man Winter: Furnace () -
  • Deadmau5: Stuff I Used to Do ()
  • Deadwall: The Zero Cliff (Hatch) [03-24]
  • Deaf Havana: All These Countless Nights (SO/Silva Screen) [01-27] - alt rock
  • Michael Dease: All These Hands (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Deep State: Thought Garden (Friendship Fever) [04-14]
  • Deep Throat Choir: Be OK (Bella Union) [02-17]
  • Joey DeFrancesco and the People: Project Freedom (Mack Avenue) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Del Bel: III (Missed Connection) [04-07]
  • Delicate Steve: This Is Steve ()
  • Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) [05-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Demen: Nektyr (Kranky) [05-19] - ambient pop
  • Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet: Waltz New (OA2) [03-17] - jazz
  • Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia) [03-17] - synthpop
  • Desperate Journalist: Grow Up () [03-24] - post-punk
  • Diagrams: Dorothy (Bookshop) [05-12]
  • Whit Dickey/Mat Maneri/Matthew Shipp: Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity) - jazz [***]
  • The Brian Dickinson Quintet: The Rhythm Method (Addo) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Casey Dienel: Imitation of a Woman to Love ()
  • Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good at This (Frenchkiss) [04-07] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (Domino) [02-21] - art pop
  • Disperse: Foreword (Seasons of Mist) [02-24]
  • Akua Dixon: Akua's Dance (Akua's Music) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • DJ Quik & Problem: Rosecrans (Diamond Lane) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation) [05-19] - post-punk
  • Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo dos Mestres (Now-Again) [02-17] - samba
  • Dog Leg Dilemma: Not This Time (self-released) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Snoop Dogg: Neva Left (Doggystyle/Empire) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Dominic Waxing Lyrical: Rural Tonic (Tenement) [04-21]
  • Dalton Domino: Corners () -
  • Dopplereffekt: Cellular Automata (Leisure System) [04-07]
  • Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular (Vermillion) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Tica Douglas: Our Lady Star of the Sea Help and Protect Us (Team Love) [05-05]
  • Lila Downs: Salon Lagrimas Y Deseo (Sony Mexico) [05-26]
  • Dr Mint: Voices in the Void (Orenda) [01-27] - jazz [*]
  • DragonForce: Reaching Into Infinity (Metal Blade) [05-19]
  • Drake: More Life (Young Money/Cash Money) [03-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Toby Driver: Madonnawhore (The Flenser) [04-21] - art rock
  • Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (Born & Bred) [01-06] - punk rock
  • Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa (Warner) [06-02] - electropop
  • Laura Dubin Trio: Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (self-released, 2CD) [01-06] - jazz
  • Duchess: Laughing at Life (Anzic) [02-10] - jazz
  • Jacob Duncan: The Busker (Calvin Cycle Collective) - jazz
  • Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell: Transdans (Wig) - jazz [B]
  • Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon (Memphis Industries) [02-17] - art pop
  • Bob Dylan: Triplicate ()
  • Dominique Eade & Ran Blake: Town and Country (Sunnyside) [06-09] - jazz
  • Jason Eady: Jason Eady (Old Guitar) [04-21] - country [A-]
  • Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street (-) [05-26] - Americana
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: So You Wannabe an Outlaw (Warner Bros) - alt-country [A-]
  • Earthen Sea: An Act of Love (Kranky) [02-17] - dub techno
  • Eat Fast: Immortal Kombat (Cannibal Hymns -EP) [05-19]
  • Egyptrixx: Pure Beyond Reproach (Halocline Trance) [02-03] - UK bass
  • Eisley: I'm Only Dreaming (Equal Vision) [02-17]
  • Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman (Merge) [01-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Hanni El Khatib: Savage Times (Innovative Leisure) [02-17] - garage rock
  • Elbow: Little Fictions (Polydor/Concord) [02-03] - art rock
  • Elder: Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) [06-02]
  • Eliane Elias: Dance of Time (Concord) [03-24] - jazz
  • Karen Elson: Double Roses (HOT) [04-07] - singer-songwriter
  • EMI: Planet (self-released) [05-18]
  • Employed to Serve: The Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar) [05-19]
  • Emptyset: Borders (Thrill Jockey) [01-27] - experimental techno
  • Tim Engelhardt: Moments of Truth (Poker Flat) [05-05]
  • Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism (Room40) [02-12] - drone
  • Brian Eno: Reflection (Warp) [01-01] - ambient [**]
  • Erasure: World Be Gone (Mute) [05-19] - synthpop
  • Noga Erez: Off the Radar (City Slang) [06-02]
  • Peter Erskine Trio: In Praise of Shadows (Fuzzy Music) [02-17] - jazz
  • Ellery Eskelin/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Sensations of Tone (Intakt) [01-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Sylvan Esso: What Now (Loma Vista) [04-26] - indietronica
  • Kevin Eubanks: East West Time Line (Mack Avenue) [04-07] - jazz
  • Bill Evans/Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Beauty & the Beast (Spartacus -16) [10-28-2016] - jazz [**]
  • Nathan Fake: Providence (Ninja Tune) [03-10] - microhouse
  • Fall of Rauros: Vigilance Perennial (Nordvis) [03-31]
  • Fazerdaze: Morningside (Flying Nun) [05-05]
  • Feature: Banishing Ritual (Upset the Rhythm) [04-07]
  • The Feelies: In Between (Bar None) [02-24] - jangle pop
  • Feist: Pleasure (Interscope) [04-28] - indie pop [B]
  • David Feldman: Horizonte (self-released) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Fen: Winter (Code666) [03-17] - black metal
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light (1st and 15th) [02-10] - hip-hop
  • Joe Fiedler: Like Strange (Multiphonics Music) - jazz [***]
  • Figure Walking: The Big Other (Disintegration) [04-28]
  • Craig Finn: We All Want the Same Things (Partisan) - alt/indie rock [A-]
  • Nick Finzer: Hear & Now (Outside In Music) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros) [01-13] - neo-psychedelia
  • Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up (Nonesuch)
  • Flowers Must Die: Kompost (Rocket) [04-28]
  • Flume: Skin Companion EP II ()
  • Billy Flynn: Lonesome Highway (Delarmk) [03-24] - blues
  • Johnny Flynn: Sillion (Transgressive) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Forest Swords: Compassion (Ninja Tune) [05-05] - electronic
  • Formation: Look at the Powerful People (Grand Jury) [03-24] - alt dance
  • Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn) [03-24]
  • The Four Bags: Waltz (NCM East) - jazz
  • Foxygen: Hang (Jagjaguwar) [01-20] - baroque pop
  • Craig Fraedrich With Trilogy and Friends: All Through the Night (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • Francois & the Atlas Mountains: Solide Mirage (Domino) [03-03] - pop/rock
  • Juliet Fraser: Morton Feldman: Three Voices (HatArt) [03-24]
  • Frequency Vs Atkins: Mind Merge () [03-06] -
  • Art Fristoe Trio: Double Down (Merry Lane) [06-02] - jazz
  • Fred Frith/Hans Koch: You Are Here (Intakt) - jazz
  • Froth: Outside (Briefly) (Wichita) [02-10]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace (Libra) [01-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Satoko Fujii: Invisible Hound (Cortez Sound) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Fujiya & Miyagi: Fujiya & Miyagi (Impossible Objects of Desire) [04-07]
  • Full of Hell: Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore) [05-05] - grindcore
  • The Fun Years: Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up (Spring Break Tape) [03-10]
  • Nelly Furtado: The Ride (Nelstar) [03-31] - synthpop
  • Jake Xerxes Fusell: What in the Natural World () [03-31]
  • Future: Future (Epic/A1/Freebandz) [02-17] - hip-hop
  • Future: Hndrxx (Epic/A1/Freebandz) [02-24] - hip-hop
  • Future Islands: The Far Field (4AD) [04-07] - synthpop
  • (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket (Domino) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Diamanda Galas: All the Way (Virtual Label) [03-24] - pop/rock
  • Brent Gallaher: Moving Forward (V&B) [01-06] - jazz
  • Ron Gallo: Heavy Meta (New West) [02-03] - indie pop
  • Gallops: Bronze Mystic (Blood & Biscuits) [04-21]
  • Joana Gama/Luis Fernandes/Richardo Jacinto: Harmonies (Shhpuma) - jazz [***]
  • Duke Garwood: Garden of Ashes (Heavenly/PIAS) [02-03] - folk
  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Jardin (Stones Throw) [01-27] - funk/soul [B]
  • Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt) [04-21] - ambient [B]
  • Giacomo Gates: What Time Is It? (Savant) - jazz
  • Gato Libre: Neko (Libra) - jazz
  • Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl) - jazz
  • Freddie Gibbs: You Only Live 2wice (ESGN/Empire) [03-31] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People: Weather or Not (Whaling City Sound, 2CD) [02-24] - jazz [B]
  • Terry Gibbs: 92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch) [02-24] - Americana [**]
  • David Gilmore: Transitions (Criss Cross) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Thea Gilmore: The Counterweight (Cooking Vinyl) [06-02]
  • Girlpool: Powerplant (Anti-) [05-12] - alt/indie rock [B]
  • Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Gnarwolves: Outsiders (Big Scary Monsters/Tangled Talk) [05-05] - rock
  • Gnod: Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine (Rocket) [03-31] - noise rock
  • Joe Goddard: Electric Lines (Greco-Roman/Domino) [04-21] - electronic
  • Jean-Brice Godet: Lignes De Cretes (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra: Dreaming Big (Goldfox) - jazz [*]
  • Goldfrapp: Silver Eye (Mute) [03-31] - art pop
  • GoldLink: At What Cost (Squaaash Club/RCA) [03-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Vitor Goncalves: Vitor Goncalves Quartet (Sunnyside) [01-20] - jazz
  • Alex Goodman: Second Act (Lyte) [06-23] - jazz
  • Gorilla Mask: Iron Lung (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Gorillaz: Humanz (Parlophone) [04-28] - electropop
  • Gothic Tropic: Fast or Feast (Old Flame) [05-19]
  • Grails: Chalice Hymnal (Temporary Residence) [02-17] - psychedelic rock
  • Grandaddy: Last Place (30th Century/Columbia) [03-03] - alt/indie rock [**]
  • Cameron Graves: Planetary Prince (Mack Avenue) [02-24] - jazz [B-]
  • Great Ytene: Locus (Faux Disco) [02-17] - post-punk
  • Josh Green & the Cyborg Orchestra: Telepathy & Bop (self-released) [03-02] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Greene Quartet: Boundary Issues (Single Malt) [04-14] - jazz [B]
  • Jacques Greene: Feel Infinite (Lucky Me) [03-10] - future garage
  • Jimmy Greene: Flowers: Beautiful Life Volume 2 (Mack Avenue) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Tee Grizzley: My Moment (300) [04-07] - hip-hop
  • Guerilla Toss: GT Ultra (DFA)
  • Guided by Voices: August by Cake (GBV) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Jari Haapalainen Trio: Fusion Madness (Moserobie) - jazz [**]
  • Marika Hackman: I'm Not Your Man (Sub Pop) [06-02] - indie folk
  • Noah Haidu: Infinite Distances (Cellar Live) [02-15] - jazz
  • Nick Hakim: Green Twins (ATO) [05-19] - indie pop
  • Half Japanese: Hear the Lions Roar (Fire) [01-13] - indie rock
  • Half Waif: Form/A (Cascine) [02-24] - art pop
  • Rich Halley/Carson Halley: The Wild (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks) [06-02] - electropop [**]
  • Larry Ham/Woody Witt: Presence (Blujazz) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Coco Hames: Coco Hames (Merge) [03-31] - Americana
  • Happyness: Write In (Bar None) [04-07] - pop rock
  • Aldous Harding: Party (4AD) [05-19] - folk
  • Harriet Tubman: Araminta (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Jack Harris: The Wide Afternoon (Rootbeat) [01-20]
  • Bill Hart: Touch of Blue (Blue Canoe) [02-09] - jazz [B-]
  • Andrew Hartman: Compass (self-released) - jazz
  • Mariem Hassan: La Voz Indomita (del Sahara Occidental) (Nubenegra) [02-10] - Saharan [***]
  • Juliana Hatfield: Pussycat (American Laundromat) [04-28]
  • Hauschka: What If (Temporary Residence) [03-31] - electronic
  • H Hawkline: I Romanticize (Heavenly) [06-02]
  • Louis Hayes: Serenade for Horace (Blue Note) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Heads of State: Four in One (Smoke Sessions) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks (Soundway) [05-26] - jazz fusion [***]
  • Helium: Ends With And (Matador) [05-19]
  • Natalie Hemby: Puxico () -
  • Rebecca Hennessy's Fog Brass Band: Two Calls (self-released) [05-19] - jazz [*]
  • Arve Henriksen: Towards Language (Rune Grammofon) [01-16] - jazz
  • Here Lies Man: Here Lies Man (Riding Easy) [04-07]
  • Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre: The Art of Latin Jazz (Origin) [03-17] - jazz
  • Her's: Songs of Her's (Heist or Hit) [05-12]
  • Hey Colossus: The Guillotine (Rocket) [06-02]
  • HiFi Sean: Ft Excursions (-) [04-21]
  • High Plains: Cinderland () [03-10] - ambient
  • Higher Power: Soul Structure (Flatspot) [05-19]
  • The Great Harry Hillman: Tilt (Cuneiform) - jazz [**]
  • Cynthia Hilts: Lyric Fury (Blond Coyote) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc) [04-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Ho99o9: United States of Horror (Deathkult) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • AJ Hobbs: Too Much Is Never Enough () -
  • Mats Holmquist: Big Band Minimalism (Summit) - jazz
  • Julia Holter: In the Same Room ()
  • Homeshake: Fresh Air (Sinderlyn) [02-03] - hypnagogic pop
  • The Homesick: Youth Hunt () [03-10] - post-punk
  • Tristan Honsinger/Antonio Borghini/Tobias Delius/Axel Dorner: Hook Line and Sinker (De Platenbakakkerij) - jazz [*]
  • Hooded Fang: Dynasty House (Daps -EP) [05-19]
  • Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now (Sub Pop) [02-10] - alt pop/rock [A-]
  • Hoops: Routines (Fat Possum) [05-05] - jangle pop
  • Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call (Prestige) - jazz
  • Horse Thief: Trials & Truths (Bella Union) [01-27] - pop/rock
  • Hots: Numbers (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Joseph Huber: The Suffering Stage (self-released) [04-21] - [***]
  • Hundredth: Rare (Hopeless)
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO) [03-10] - Americana [*]
  • J Hus: Common Sense (Black Butter) [05-12] - afrobeat
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Sing House (Euonymous) [05-05] - jazz
  • Hysj: Blokers (-) [03-17]
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai (Merge) [03-17] - African [**]
  • Idles: Brutalism (Bailey) [03-10] - post-punk [***]
  • Ill Camille: Heirloom (Illustrated/Frontroom) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • In Flagranti: Sprezzatura (Top of the Month) [04-17]
  • Incendiary: Thousand Mile Stare (Closed Casket Activities) [05-05]
  • Infected Mushroom: Return to the Sauce (Hommega) [01-27]
  • Innocent When You Dream: Dirt in the Ground (self-released) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra: Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra (-) [02-03]
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound (Southeastern) [06-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • IT: We're All in This Together (Progressive Gears) [03-01]
  • Jill Jack and the American SongBook Band: Pure Imagination (UpHill Productions -16) [11-20-2016] - jazz [*]
  • Jade Jackson: Gilded (Anti) [05-19]
  • Nicky Jam: Fenix ()
  • Ahmad Jamal: Marseille (Jazz Village) - jazz
  • Jose James: Love in a Time of Madness (Blue Note) [02-15] - r&b [*]
  • Jamiroquai: Autumaton (Virgin EMI) [03-31] - nu-disco
  • BJ Jansen: Common Ground (Ronin Jazz) - jazz [**]
  • Japandroids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life (Anti-) [01-27] - indie rock [**]
  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: The Music of John Lewis (Blue Engine) [03-24] - jazz
  • Jentsch Group Quartet: Fractured Pop (Fleur de Son) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy (ADA/Warner) [03-24] - alt rock [**]
  • JID: The Never Story (Dreamville/Interscope) [03-10] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jidenna: The Chief (Epic) [02-17] - hip-hop
  • Jlin: Black Origami (Planet Mu) [05-19] - footwork [**]
  • JMSN: Whatever Makes U Happy (White Room) [04-28] - alt r&b
  • Joan of Arc: He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands (Joyful Noise) [01-20] - experimental rock
  • Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony (Tuscarora) - jazz [**]
  • Billy Jones: 3's a Crowd (Acoustical Concepts) [03-24] - jazz [B]
  • Danko Jones: Wild Cat (AFM) [03-03] - hard rock
  • Wizz Jones/Pete Berryman/Simeon Jones: Come What May (Riverboat) [05-26]
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Don't Get Lost (A) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Jonwayne: Rap Album Two (The Order Label) [02-17] - hip-hop
  • Ju: Summa (Rare Noise) [03-31] - jazz [B]
  • Juanes: Mis Planes Son Amarte (Universal Music Latino) [05-12] - Latin
  • Keith Karns Big Band: An Eye on the Future (Summit) - jazz [C+]
  • Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud (Sony) [05-05] - alt dance
  • Brian Kastan: Roll the Dice on Life (Kastan) [01-01] - jazz [C+]
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Find the Common Shine a Light (Greenleaf Music) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Kehlani: SweetSexySavage (Atlantic) [01-27] - r&b [*]
  • Machine Gun Kelly: Bloom (Bad Boy/Interscope) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Kettenkarussell: Insecurity Guard (Giegling) [05-15]
  • K Flay: Every Where Is Some Where ()
  • Khalid: American Teen (Right Hand/RCA) [03-03] - alt r&b [A-]
  • Kid Koala: Music to Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts) [01-20] - ambient pop
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO) [02-24] - psychedelic rock
  • King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse) [02-24] - sludge metal
  • Kingdom: Tears in the Club (Fade to Mind) [02-24] - alt r&b
  • Kitchens of Distinction: Watch Our Planet Circle (One Little Indian) [05-19]
  • Kite Base: Latent Whispers (Little Something) [05-28]
  • Lisa Knapp: Til April Is Dead: A Garland of May (Ear to the Ground) [04-28]
  • Kneebody: Anti-Hero (Motema) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Kodak Black: Paintin' Pictures (Atlantic) [03-31]
  • Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet (Verve) [05-05] - jazz [***]
  • Alison Krauss: Windy City (Capitol) [02-17] - country
  • Kreator: Gods of Violence (Nuclear Blast)
  • Marie Kruttli Trio: Running After the Sun (QFTF) - jazz
  • Lady Lamb: Tender Warriors Club ()
  • Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations (Rounder) [05-19]
  • Oliver Lake Featuring Flux Quartet: Right Up On (Passin' Thru) [04-21] - jazz [B]
  • Kendrick Lamar: Damn (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) [04-14] - rap [A-]
  • Michel Lambert: Alom Mola (Jazz From Rant) [02-14] - jazz
  • Land of Talk: Life After Youth (Saddle Creek) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Nikki Lane: Highway Queen (New West) [02-17] - alt-country
  • Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle (Heavenly/PIAS) [04-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Zara Larsson: So Good (Epic/TEN) [03-17] - dance pop [**]
  • Led Bib: Umbrella Weather (RareNoise) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: April (self-released) [02-24] - jazz [B-]
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Onward (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Leif: July V/Shoulders Back (Tio Series -EP) [02-06] - deep house
  • Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Sondre Lerche: Pleasure () [03-03] - indietronica
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Republique Amazone (RealWorld) [03-10] - African [A-]
  • Daniel Levin Quartet: Live at Firehouse 12 (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Mike Levine: Star Gazing (self-released) - jazz
  • Allegra Levy: Cities Between Us (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk: The Breathe Suite (self-released) [05-05] - jazz
  • Jesse Lewis/Ike Sturm: Endless Field (Biophilia) [06-23] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Lewis: New York Session (Audio Daddio) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Life: Popular Music () [05-26]
  • Lil Yachty: Teenage Emotions (Quality Control/Capitol/Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop
  • Arto Lindsay: Cuidado Madame (Northern Spy) [04-21] - [A-]
  • James Lindsay: Strand (Oir) [06-02]
  • Linkin Park: One More Light () [05-19] - electropop
  • Little Big Town: The Breaker (Capitol Nashville) [02-24] - country
  • Little Cub: Still Life (Domino) [04-28]
  • Little Dragon: Season High (Loma Vista) [04-14] - electropop
  • Little Steven: Soulfire (Wicked Cool/Universal) [05-19]
  • Live Human: Scratch Bop (Cosmic) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Llop: J Imp (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Logic: Everybody () [05-05] - hip-hop
  • Mike Longo Trio: Only Time Will Tell (CAP) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Lord Echo: Harmonies (Soundway) [04-07] - funk/soul [A-]
  • Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes (Wichita) [02-24] - indie pop
  • Los Straitjackets: What's So Funny About Peace Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc) [05-19]
  • Loss: Horizonless (Profound Lore) [05-19] - doom metal
  • A Lot Like Birds: Divisi (Equal Vision) [05-05] - progressive rock
  • Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 1) (Contender) [05-19] - indie rock [B]
  • Lowly: Heba (Bella Union) [02-10] - dream pop
  • The Lulls in Traffic: Rabbit in the Snare (The Vanguard Room/No Threshold) [05-22]
  • Carmen Lundy: Code Noir (Afrasia Productions) [02-17] - jazz
  • Lush Purr: Cuckoo Waltz (Song by Toad) [05-05]
  • Lusine: Sensorimotor (Ghostly International) [03-03] - downtempo
  • Ray Lyon: Trinity One (self-released) - jazz
  • Yo-Yo Ma/Chris Thile/Edgar Meyer: Bach Trios () [04-07]
  • Doug MacDonald: Jazz Marathon 2 (BluJazz, 2CD) [02-06] - jazz [***]
  • Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra: Common Ground (Addo, 2CD) - jazz
  • Holly Macve: Golden Eagle (Bella Union) [03-03] - country
  • Magic Pie: King for a Day (Karisma) - jazz
  • The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch) [03-10] - indie pop [B-]
  • Alex Maguire/Nikolas Skordas Duo: Ships and Shepherds (Slam, 2CD) [05-19] - jazz
  • Ed Maina: In the Company of Brothers (self-released) [05-06] - jazz [B]
  • The Maine: Lovely Little Lonely (self-released) [04-07]
  • Mako Sica: Invocation (Feeding Tube)
  • Man Forever: Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey) [05-19]
  • Mandragora: Salamandra (Alien) [01-01]
  • Mat Maneri/Evan Parker/Lucian Ban: Sounding Tears (Clean Feed) [05-26] - jazz
  • Gucci Mane/Metro Boomin: Drop Top Wop (GUWOP/1017/Atlantic) [06-23] - hip-hop
  • Aimee Mann: Mental Illness (SuperEgo) [03-31] - singer-songwriter
  • Manuela: Manuela (Lost Map) [03-31]
  • Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge (Quality Control/300/Atlantic) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Laura Marling: Semper Femina (More Alarming) [03-10] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Marnie: Strange Words and Weird Wars (Disco Pinata) [06-02] - synthpop
  • Matt Martians: The Drum Chord Theory ()
  • Mas Que Nada: Sea Journey (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Blue Skylight (Capri) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby (Red House) [05-19]
  • Mastodon: Emperor of Sand (Reprise) [03-31] - progressive metal
  • Spoek Mathambo: Mzansi Beat Code (Nthato Mokgata) [04-14] - African
  • The Mavericks: Brand New Day (Mono Mundo) [03-31]
  • Maximo Park: Risk to Exist (Cooking Vinyl) [04-21] - indie rock
  • Imelda May: Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca) [04-21] - singer-songwriter
  • John Mayer: The Search for Everything (Columbia) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School: The Twilight Fall (Browntasaurus) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Robert McCarther: Stranger in Town (Psalms 149 Music) [02-15] - jazz
  • Brian McCarthy Nonet: The Better Angels of Our Nature (Truth Revolution) - jazz [***]
  • Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men: Prick of the Litter (Thirty Tigers/Hot Shot) [01-27]
  • Andrew McCormack: Graviton (Jazz Village) - jazz
  • Reba McEntire: Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope () - country
  • John McLean/Clark Sommers Band: Parts Unknown (Origin) [05-19] - jazz [B-]
  • Lou McLean: Good Morning Easter Road (self-released) [06-09]
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Zombies on Broadway (Vanguard) [02-10] - electropop
  • Meat Wave: The Incessant (Side One Dummy) [02-17] - garage punk
  • Me & That Man: Songs of Love and Death (Cooking Vinyl) [03-24]
  • MEM3: Circles (self-released) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Menace Beach: Lemon Memory (Memphis Industries) [01-20] - noise pop
  • The Menzingers: After the Party (Epitaph) [02-03] - punk rock
  • Bob Merrill: Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin (Accurate) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World (Yep Roc) [01-27] - Americana [*]
  • Methyl Ethel: Everything Is Forgotten (4AD) [03-03] - psychedelic pop
  • Meursault: I Will Kill Again (Song by Toad) [02-27] - indie folk
  • Mew: Visuals (PIAS) [04-28] - dream pop
  • Lisa Mezzacappa: Avant Noir (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • The Microscopic Septet: Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues (Cuneiform) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Migos: Culture (QC/YRN/300) [01-27] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jason Miles: Kind of New 2: Blue Is Paris (Lightyear) [05-12] - jazz [*]
  • Graeme Miller & Steve Shill: The Moomins (Finders Keepers) [02-03]
  • Molly Miller Trio: The Shabby Road Recordings (self-released) - jazz
  • The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra: Welcome to Swingsville! (BluJazz) [02-06] - jazz
  • Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color (Paradise of Bachelors) [02-17] - experimental rock
  • Minor Victories: Orchestral Variations (Fat Possum) [01-27] - dream pop
  • Billy Mintz: Ugly Beautiful (Thirteenth Note) [03-07] - jazz [**]
  • Minus the Bear: Voids (Suicide Squeeze) [03-03] - 03-03
  • Miriodor: Signal 9 (Cuneiform) [05-12]
  • Father John Misty: Pure Comedy (Sub Pop) [04-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Matt Mitchell: Forage () [01-23]
  • Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE) [05-05] - jazz
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Pathways (Ocean Blue Tear Music) [05-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Charnett Moffett: Music From Our Soul (Motema) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Moire: No Future (Ghostly International) [02-17] - house
  • Mokoomba: Luyando (Outhere) [03-10] - African
  • Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs) [04-07] - folktronica
  • Sun Kil Moon: Common as Light and Love Are Red Valley of Blood (Caldo Verde) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Moon Duo: Occult Architecture Vol 1 (Sacred Bones) [02-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Moon Duo: Occult Architecture Vol 2 (Sacred Bones) [05-05] - psychedelic rock
  • The Moonlandingz: Interplanetary Class Classics (Chimera) [03-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • R Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner: Make It Be (Lost Colony) [03-10]
  • Thurston Moore: Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline) [04-28] - alt rock [*]
  • John Moreland: Big Bad Luv (4AD) [05-05] - Americana [A-]
  • Cary Morin: Cracle to the Grave (Maple Street Music) - blues
  • Gurf Morlix: The Soul & the Heal (Rootball) [02-03] - alt singer-songwriter [**]
  • Michael Morreale: Love and Influence (Blujazz, 2CD) - jazz
  • Flo Morrissey: Gentlewoman Ruby Man (Glassnote) [01-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Miles Mosley: Uprising (World Galaxy/Alpha Pup) [01-27] - jazz
  • Donny Most: Mostly Swinging (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow (Hot Cup) [02-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Motionless in White: Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner) [05-05]
  • Kyle Motl: Solo Contrabass (self-released) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me (PW Elverum & Sun) [03-24] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Mountain Goats: Goths (Merge) [05-19] - indie rock [***]
  • The MUH Trio [Roberto Magris/Frantisek Uhlir/Jaromir Helesic]: Prague After Dark (JMood) - jazz
  • Mark Mulcahy: The Possum in the Driveway () [04-28]
  • Mumpbeak: Tooth (Rare Noise) [05-26] - jazz [B]
  • Muna: About U (RCA) [02-03] - indie pop [*]
  • Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack: The Harry Warren Songbook (GotMusic) [03-01] - jazz
  • Murs: Captain California (Strange Music) [03-10] - rap [**]
  • Brad Myers & Michael Sharfe: Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs) (Colloquy) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Quinsin Nachoff: Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio (Whirlwind) [05-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Aye Nako: Silver Haze (Don Giovanni) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Nav: Nav (XO/Republic) [02-24]
  • The Necks: Unfold (Ideologic Organ) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Sarah Bethe Nelson: Oh Evolution (Burger) [02-24]
  • Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child (Legacy) [04-28] - country [**]
  • Vadim Neselovskyi Trio: Get Up and Go (Blujazz) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Ed Neumeister & His NeuHat Ensemble: Wake Up Call (MeisteroMusic) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • New Gen: New Gen (XL) [01-27] - hip-hop
  • The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord) [04-07] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • The New Vision Sax Ensemble: Musical Journey Through Time (Zak Publishing) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • The New Year: Snow (Undertow) [04-28] - indie rock
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet With Bucky Pizzarelli: Living Tribute (Essential Messenger) [06-02] - jazz
  • Nightlands: I Can Feel the Night Around Me (Western Vinyl) [05-05]
  • The Nile Project: Jinja (Zambaletta) [01-10]
  • Molly Nilsson: Imaginations (Dark Skies) [05-26] - art pop
  • Nite Jewel: Real High (Gloriette) [05-05] - synthpop
  • Noertker's Moxie: Druidh Penumbrae (Edgetone -16) [12-01-2016] - jazz
  • Matt North: Above Ground Fools (self-released) - rock [A-]
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Prayer for Peace (Legacy) [06-02] - blues-rock [***]
  • Noveller: Pink Sunset for No One (Fire) [02-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Not You: Misty (-EP) [05-12]
  • Oak House: Hot or Mood (self-released) [04-07]
  • Conor Oberst: Salutations (Nonesuch) [03-17] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Obituary: Obituary (Relapse) [03-17] - death metal
  • Oceans Are Zeroes: Oceans Are Zeroes () [05-05]
  • Bill O'Connell: Monk's Cha Cha: Live at the Carnegie-Farian Room (Savant) [02-24] - jazz [B]
  • Oddisee: The Iceberg (Mello Music Group) [02-24] - hip-hop
  • ERR: stream no grade: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: Drool
  • Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: Drool (Father/Daughter/Sooper) [03-03] - rap
  • Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biophilia) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Oh Susanna: A Girl in Teen City (Stella) [05-26]
  • Zephaniah OHora & the 18 Wheelers: This Highway (MRI) [05-26] - country [**]
  • Miles Okazaki: Trickster (Pi) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun Bae: Kami Fusen (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Old 97's: Graveyard Whistling (ATO) [02-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • Mike Oldfield: Return to Ommadawn (Virgin EMI) [01-27] - new age
  • David Olney: Don't Try to Fight It (Red Parlor) [03-31]
  • Tara Jane O'Neil: Tara Jane O'Neil (Gnomonsong) [04-21]
  • Jex Opolis: Ravines (Good Timin') [04-17]
  • Orchestra Baobab: Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (Nonesuch/World Circuit) [03-31] - West African [A-]
  • Aruan Ortiz: Cub(an)ism (Intakt) - jazz
  • The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings (Atlantic) [02-17] - garage rock
  • Matt Otto With Ensemble Iberica: Iberica (Origin) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Oui' 3: Occupy Your Mind (ITI) [01-20] - jazz [B]
  • Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V (Loyal Label) - jazz [***]
  • Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart () -
  • Overcoats: Young ()
  • Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound) [03-24] - tech house
  • Oxbow: Thin Black Duke (Hydra Head) [05-19] - experimental rock
  • Keith Oxman: East of the Village (Capri) - jazz [**]
  • Jennifer Paige: Starflower ()
  • Brad Paisley: Love and War (Arista Nashville) [04-21] - country [B]
  • Palehound: A Place I'll Always Go (Polyvinyl)
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II (Cuneiform, 2CD) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore) [03-24] - doom metal
  • Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin a Rainbow (Cooking Vinyl) [05-05]
  • Paramore: After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen) [05-12] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio Duo: Bass Duo (Centering) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker: Quartets: Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity -2CD) - jazz
  • Aaron Parks/Ben Street/Billy Hart: Find the Way (ECM) - jazz
  • Parlor Walls: Opposites (Northern Spy) [03-10] - experimental rock
  • Part Chimp: IV (Rock Action) [04-14]
  • Partikel: Counteraction (Whirlwind) [03-24] - jazz
  • Sarah Partridge: Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian (Origin) [04-21] - jazz
  • Peaness: Are You Sure? (Alcopop) [05-05]
  • Michael Pedicin: As It Should Be: Ballads 2 (Groundblue) - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Make Noise (HighNotes) - jazz
  • Renaud Penant: In the Mood for a Classic (ITI Music) [04-07] - jazz
  • Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea (Erased Tapes) [05-05] - modern classical
  • Perc: Bitter Music (Perc Trax) [05-12] - techno
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1: Titan (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2: Tarvos (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3: Pandora (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4: Hyperion (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5: Rhea (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6: Saturn (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7: Dione (Leo) [03-03] - jazz
  • Perfume Genius: No Shape (Matador) [05-05] - art pop [B-]
  • G Perico: All Blue (So Way Out) [04-28] - hip-hop
  • Peverelist: Tesselations (Livity Sound) [05-26] - techno
  • Pharmakon: Contact (Sacred Bones) [03-31] - noise
  • Phoenix: Ti Amo ()
  • The Physics House Band: Mercury Fountain (Small Pond) [04-21]
  • Piano Magic: Closure (Second Language) [01-27] - pop/rock
  • Pick a Piper: Distance (Abandon Building) [02-24]
  • Pieces of Juno: Kalopsia (-EP) [04-28]
  • L Pierre: 1948- (Melodic) [04-28]
  • Pinky Pinky: Pinky Pinky (Innovative Leisure) [04-21]
  • Pitbull: Climate Change (RCA) [03-17] - hip-hop
  • Pile: A Hairshirt of Purpose (Exploding in Sound) [03-31] - indie rock
  • Pins: Bad Thing (Haus of Pins -EP) [03-24]
  • Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now (Sub Pop) [02-24] - noise rock
  • Pixx: The Age of Anxiety () [06-02]
  • Planning for Burial: Below the House (The Flenser) [03-10] - post-rock
  • Bill & Joel Plaskett: Solidarity (New Scotland Yard) [02-17]
  • PnB Rock: Going Thru the Motions (Empire/Atlantic) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Ariel Pocock: Living in Twilight (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Verneri Pohjola: Pekka (Edition) [06-02] - jazz
  • Pond: The Weather (Marathon Artists) [05-05] - synthpop
  • Porcelain Raft: Microclimate (Volcanic Field) [02-03] - dream pop
  • POS: Chill Dummy (Doomtree) [01-27] - hip-hop
  • Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is the Dream (ECM) [04-28] - jazz
  • Awa Poulo: Poulo Warali (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-20] - African [**]
  • Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord) [02-24] - thrash metal
  • Simona Premazzi: Outspoken (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Noah Preminger: Meditations on Freedom (self-released) - jazz [***]
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Legacy) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Angaleena Presley: Wrangled (Thirty Tigers) [04-21] - country [A-]
  • Bobby Previte: Terminals Quartets (Cantaloupe Music) - jazz
  • Chris Price: Stop Talking (Omnivore) [05-19]
  • Priests: Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon) [01-27] - punk revival [**]
  • Pronto Mama: Any Joy (Electric Honey) [05-05]
  • The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole (Slumberland) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (Yep Roc) [02-10] - Americana [*]
  • Pulled Apart by Horses: The Haze (Amplify/Caroline) [03-17] - post-hardcore
  • Pumarosa: The Witch (Fiction) [05-19] - psychedelic rock
  • PVT: New Spirit (Felte) [02-17] - indietronica
  • PWR BTTM: Pageant (Polyvinyl) [05-12] - indie rock
  • Michael Rabinowitz: Uncharted Waters (Cats Paw) [04-28] - jazz [*]
  • Errol Rackipov Group: Distant Dreams (OA2) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Spencer Radcliffe & Everybody Else: Enjoy the Great Outdoors (Run for Cover)
  • The Radiophonic Workshop: Burials in Several Earths (Room 13) [05-09]
  • Raekwon: The Wild (Ice H2O/Empire) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • Ramzi: Phobiza Noite Vol 2 (Mood Hut -EP) [02-01]
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band: Got Soul (Masterworks)
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Human (Sony UK) [02-10] - soul [B-]
  • Rashad: LevelUp (Self Made) [03-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • T Raumschmiere: Heimat () [05-19]
  • Porter Ray: Watercolor (Sub Pop) [03-10] - hip-hop
  • Real Estate: In Mind (Domino) [03-17] - jangle pop
  • Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates (Rhyme & Reason) [03-24]
  • Mike Reed: Flesh & Bone (482 Music) [08-25] - jazz
  • Niq Reefman: A Selection of Musical Tales (-) [04-09]
  • Reflections in Cosmo: Reflections in Cosmo (RareNoise) [01-20] - jazz
  • Fionn Regan: The Meetings of the Waters (Abbey) [04-14]
  • Nadia Reid: Preservation (self-released) [03-03] - singer-songwriter
  • Residente: Residente ()
  • The Residents: The Ghost of Hope (Cryptic) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • The Reunion Project: Veranda (Tapestry) - jazz [**]
  • Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works (Deutsche Grammophon) [01-27] - modern classical
  • Jason Rigby: Detroit-Cleveland Trio: One (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Karriem Riggins: Headnod Suite (Stones Throw) - hip-hop
  • Stephen Riley/Peter Zak: Deuce (SteepleChase) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • LeeAnn Rimes: Remnants ()
  • Eve Risser/Benjamin Duboc/Edward Perraud: En Corps/Generation (Dark Tree) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Riverside [Dave Douglas/Chet Doxas/Steve Swallow/Jim Doxas]: The New National Anthem (Greenleaf Music) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Tom Rizzo: Day and Night (Origin) [05-19] - jazz [B]
  • RJ: MrLA (Empire/400 Summers) [05-25] - hip-hop
  • Carol Robbins: Taylor Street (Jazzcats) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Alasdair Roberts: Pangs (Drag City) [02-24] - folk
  • Troy Roberts: Tales & Tones (Inner Circle) [01-05] - jazz
  • Bruce Robinson: Bruce Robinson & the Back Porch Band () [04-28]
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Betty's Blends Vol 3: Self-Rising Southern Blends (Silver Arrow) [05-05]
  • Rocco John: Peace and Love (Unseen Rain) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Maggie Rogers: Now That the Light Is Fading (EP)
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: The French Press (Sub Pop) [03-10] - jangle pop
  • Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure (New West) [05-19]
  • Jeremy Rose: Within & Without (Earshift Music) - jazz
  • Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite (Six Shooter, EP) [01-27] - country [***]
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi (Heartcore/Razdaz/Sunnyside) [03-10] - jazz
  • Rick Ross: Rather You Than Me (Maybach Music Group/Epic) [03-17] - hip-hop
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Every End Is a Beginning (Summit) - jazz
  • Sean Rowe: New Lore (Anti) [04-07]
  • Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Glare of the Tiger (MOD Technologies) [03-10] - jazz [***]
  • Vex Ruffin: Conveyor (Stones Throw) [04-07]
  • Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels) [01-13] - rap [A-]
  • Todd Rundgren: White Knight (Cleopatra) [05-12] - art pop
  • Matthew Ryan: Hustle Up Starlings (-) [05-12]
  • Sacred Paws: Strike a Match (Rock Action) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Finding Me Finding You (Drag City) [03-24]
  • The Sadies: Northern Passages (Yep Roc) [02-10] - alt-country [*]
  • Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte With Iggy Pop: Loneliness Road (Rare Noise) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Said the Whale: As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide (Hidden Pony) [03-31]
  • Saint Etienne: Home Counties (PIAS) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async (Milan) [04-28] - ambient
  • Samo Salamon Sextet: The Colours Suite (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Saltland: A Common Truth (Constellation) [03-31]
  • Sampha: Process (Young Turks) [02-03] - alt r&b [*]
  • Samsara Blues Experiment: One With the Universe (Electric Magic) [05-12]
  • San Fermin: Belong (Downtown) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Oumou Sangare: Mogoya (No Format) [05-19] - African [A-]
  • Savage: Mind the Gap (-) [01-25]
  • Alexandra Savior: Belladonna of Sadness (Columbia) [04-07] - indie pop
  • Jenny Scheinman: Here on Earth (Royal Potato Family) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Scenes: Destinations (Origin) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pete Schlegel: J-Town () -
  • Christian Scott: Ruler Rebel (Stretch) [03-31] - jazz
  • Jan Schulte: Tropical Drums of Deutschland (Music for Dreams) [07-14]
  • Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home (Eden River) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Ty Segall: Ty Segall (Drag City) [01-27] - psychedelic rock
  • Rev Sekou: In Times Like These (Zent) [05-05]
  • Luke Sellick: Alchemist (Cellar Live) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Sevdaliza: Ison (Twisted Elegance) [04-26] - trip hop
  • Ron Sexsmith: The Last Rider (Compass) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Shabazz Palaces: Born on a Gangster Star (Sub Pop) - hip-hop
  • Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold: Sferic Ghost Transmits (Honest Jon's) [01-20] - electronic
  • Shakira: El Dorado (Sony Latin Music) [05-26] - Latin pop [***]
  • Elliott Sharp With Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot: Err Guitar (Intakt) - jazz
  • She-Devils: She-Devils (Secretly Canadian) [05-19] - indie pop
  • Ed Sheeran: Divide (Atlantic/Asylum) [03-03] - pop
  • She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue (Riverboat) [03-31] -
  • Joan Shelley: Joan Shelley (No Quarter) [05-05] - Americana
  • Sherwood & Pinch: Man vs Sofa (On-U Sound/Tectonic) [02-24] - UK bass
  • The Shins: Heartworms (Columbia) [03-10] - indie pop [*]
  • Shinyribs: I Got Your Medicine () -
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: Piano Song (Thirsty Ear) - jazz [A-]
  • Shobaleader One: Elektrac (Warp) [03-10] - space rock
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Sidelong (Bloodshot) [04-28] [***]
  • Show Me the Body: Corpus I ()
  • Valgeir Sigurdsson: Dissonance (Bedroom Community) [04-21] - ambient
  • Peter Silberman: Impermanence (Anti-) [02-24] - slowcore
  • Jared Sims: Change of Address (Ropeadope) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Sinkane: Life & Livin' It (City Slang) [02-10] - afrobeat
  • Sir: Her Too (Top Dawg) [02-10] - r&b
  • Sisteray: 15 Minutes (Vallance -EP) [04-14] - alt rock
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Burning the Threshold (Drag City) [02-24] - psychedelic folk
  • Steve Slagle: Alto Manhattan (Panorama) [01-06] - jazz [***]
  • Sleaford Mods: English Tapas (Rough Trade) [03-03] - post-punk [***]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris (Sub Pop) [01-27] - alt/indie [*]
  • Slowdive: Slowdive (Dead Oceans) [05-05] - dream pop [*]
  • Smino: Blkswn (Zero Fatigue/Downtown) [03-14] - hip-hop
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere (Ropeadope) [02-03] - jazz [B]
  • Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (Spartacus) [02-24] - jazz [**]
  • The Smith Street Band: More Scared of You Than You Are of Me (Side One Dummy) [04-07]
  • Sneaks: It's a Myth (Merge, EP) [03-31] - alt rock [*]
  • Angel Snow: Magnetic (Nettwerk) [05-05]
  • Sohn: Rennen (4AD) [01-13] - art pop
  • Dave Soldier: The Eighth Hour of Amduat (Mulatta) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Soley: Endless Summer (Morr) [05-05]
  • Jay Som: Everybody Works (Polyvinyl) [03-10] - indie rock [*]
  • Somi: Petite Afrique (Sony) [03-31]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer: Le Piccole Cose: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) - jazz [*]
  • Sonder: Into (self-released) [01-26]
  • The Sons of the Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio (The Little Village Foundation) - jazz
  • Sorority Noise: You're Not as ___ as You Think (Triple Crown) [03-17] - emo
  • Soulwax: From Deewee (Play It Again Sam) [03-24] - electropop
  • Omar Souleyman: To Syria With Love (Mad Decent) [06-02] - [A-]
  • Special Request: Stairfoot Lane Bunker (Houndstooth) [04-07]
  • Ulrika Spacek: Modern English Decoration (Tough Love) [06-02]
  • Spectres: Condition (Sonic Cathedral) [03-10] - shoegaze
  • Caroline Spence: Spades and Roses (-) [03-03]
  • Spiral Stairs: Doris & the Daggers (Nine Mile) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Splashh: Waiting a Lifetime (Cinematic) [04-14] - indie pop
  • Spoon: Hot Thoughts (Matador) - alt/indie rock [***]
  • Tobin Sprout: The Universe and Me (Burger) [01-27]
  • Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue (ECM) [03-31] - jazz
  • Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory (Def Jam) - hip-hop
  • Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury Nashville) [05-05] - Americana [***]
  • The State Broadcasters: A Different Past (Olive Grove) [03-24]
  • John Stein/Dave Zinno: Wood and Strings (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Christopher Paul Stelling: Itinerant Arias (Anti) [05-05]
  • Dayna Stephens: Gratituge (Contagious Music) [04-07] - jazz [**]
  • Colin Stetson: All This I Do for Glory (52Hz) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Becca Stevens: Regina (GroundUP) - jazz [B-]
  • Matthew Stevens: Preverbal (Ropeadope) [03-24] - jazz [B]
  • Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer (Merky) [02-24] - grime [*]
  • Strand of Oaks: Hard Love (Dead Oceans) [02-17] - indie rock
  • Will Stratton: Rosewood Alamanac (Bella Union) [05-12]
  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Way Out West (Superlatone) [03-10] - [B]
  • Harry Styles: Harry Styles (Columbia) [05-12] - pop rock
  • Subsonic Eye: Strawberry Fields (Middle Class Cigars) [04-21]
  • Hiromi Suda: Nagi (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Sult/Lasse Marhaug: Harpoon (Conrad Sound/Pica Disk) [03-03] - jazz
  • Denis Sulta: Nein Fortiate (Sulta Selects -EP) [02-09]
  • Sundara Karma: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect (Sony) [01-06] - pop/rock
  • Surfer Blood: Snowdonia (Joyful Noise) [02-03] - indie rock
  • Susto: I'm Fine Today ()
  • Sunny Sweeney: Trophy (Aunt Daddy) [03-10] - country [***]
  • Sweet Baboo: Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi) [06-02]
  • Syd: Fin (Columbia) [02-02] - neo soul [A-]
  • Andy T Band: Double Strike (American Showpiece) - jazz
  • Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts (ECM) [02-10] - jazz
  • Aki Takase/David Murray: Cherry Shakura (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Talaboman: The Night Land (R&S) [03-03] - deep house
  • Tall Ships: Impressions (FatCat) [03-31] - alt rock
  • Tall Tall Trees: Freedays (Joyful Noise) [02-17] - indie folk
  • Tamikrest: Kidal (Glitterbeat) [03-17] - Saharan [**]
  • Jeannie Tanner: Words & Music (Tanner Time, 2CD) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Dylan Taylor: One in Mind (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Teen Daze: Themes for Dying Earth (Flora) [02-10] - dream pop
  • TeenCanteen: Sirens (Last Night From Glasgow) [04-22]
  • Teengirl Fantasy: 8AM (Planet Mu) [03-24] - ambient techno
  • Joris Teepe & Don Braden: Conversations (Creative Perspective Music) [05-30] - jazz
  • Tei Shi: Crawl Space (Downtown/Interscope) [03-31] - electropop
  • Tinie Tempah: Youth (Parlophone) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Temples: Volcano (Fat Possum) [03-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Ten Fe: Hit the Light (Some Kinda Love) [02-03] - synthpop
  • Tennis: Yours Conditionally (Mutually Detrimental) [03-10] - indie pop
  • Thelma: Thelma ()
  • They: Nu Religion: Hyena (Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros) [02-24] - r&b
  • Thievery Corporation: The Temple of I & I (ESL) [02-10] - downtempo
  • Chris Thile/Brad Mehldau: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch) [01-27] - jazz
  • Fred Thomas: Changer (Polyvinyl)
  • Those Who Walk Away: The Infected Mass (Constellation) [03-17] - drone
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Retrospective (Wide Hive) [01-06] - jazz [***]
  • Throwing Snow: Embers (Houndstooth) [01-20] - IDM
  • Thundercat: Drunk (Brainfeeder) [02-24] - alt hip-hop [*]
  • Thurst: Cut to the Chafe (self-released) [01-20] - postpunk [**]
  • Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet: New Life (self-released) - jazz
  • Tigers Jaw: Spin (Black Cement) [05-19] - emo
  • The Tiger Lillies: Cold Night in Soho (Misery Guts) [02-10]
  • Bryson Tiller: True to Self (Trapsoul/RCA) [05-26]
  • Timber Timbre: Sinerely Future Pollution (City Slang) [04-07] - art rock
  • Tinariwen: Elwan (Anti-) [02-10] - Mali [A-]
  • Tiny Hazard: Greyland (Ba Da Bing) [02-24] - art pop
  • Tonstartssbandht: Sorcerer (Mexican Summer) [03-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • Toothless: The Pace of the Passing (Island) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Tops: Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart (ECM) - jazz
  • Trad Attack!: Kullakarva (self-released) [05-19] - Estonian folk
  • Theo Travis: Open Air (Tonefloat) - jazz
  • Ron Trent: Presents Prescription: Word Sound & Power (Rush Hour) [02-20]
  • Klaus Treuheit/Lou Grassi: Port of Call (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Trichotomy: Known-Unknown (Challenge) - jazz
  • Trio 3: Visiting Texture (Intakt) [03-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Trio Heinz Herbert: The Willisau Concert (Intakt) - jazz
  • Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note) [04-28] - jazz
  • Trouble Kaze: June (Circum-Disc) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Gavin Turek: Good Look for You (Madame Gold) [03-20]
  • Twelfth Day: Cracks in the Room (Orange Feather) [04-07] - Celtic folk
  • Tycho: Epoch (Ghostly International) [01-20] - downtempo
  • Baron Tymas: Montreal (Tymasmusic) [01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Five (OA2) [05-19] - jazz
  • Ultras: Ultras (Hello Thor/Instinctive Racoon) [04-28]
  • Ulver: The Assassination of Julius Caesar (House of Mythology) [04-07] - synthpop
  • Umfang: Symbolic Use of Light (Technicolour) [06-16]
  • Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost (Relapse) [02-24] - metal
  • Uniform: Wake in Fright (Sacred Bones) [01-20] - noise rock
  • University of Toronto 12Tet: Trillium Falls (UofT Jazz) [03-10] - jazz [B]
  • University of Toronto Jazz Orcherstra: Sweet Ruby Suite (UofT Jazz) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • The Unthanks: Diversions Vol 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (Rabble Rouser) [05-28]
  • Urbanity: Urban Soul (Alfi) - jazz [B]
  • Vagabon: Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter) [02-24] - indie rock [*]
  • Valerian Swing: Nights (Small Pond/To Lose La Track) [05-12]
  • Valerie June: The Order of Time (Concord) [03-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Valley Queen: Destroyer (-EP)
  • The Vampires: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke (Earshift Music) - jazz
  • Varg: Nordic Flora Series Pt 3: Gore-Tex City (Northern Electronics) [03-27]
  • Vatican Shadow: Rubbish of the Floodwaters (Ostgut Ton -EP) [05-12]
  • Carlos Vega: Bird's Up (Origin) [06-16] - jazz
  • Velkro: Too Lazy to Panic (Clean Feed) [01-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Venn: Runes (Full Time Hobby) [03-03]
  • Vermont: II (Kompakt) [02-10] - ambient
  • Raoul Vignal: The Silver Veil (Talitres) [04-07]
  • Ricardo Villalobos: Empirical House (A:rpia:r) [05-05]
  • Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG Intl) [02-17] - ambient
  • Vitalic: Voyager (Caroline) [01-20] - electronic
  • Son Volt: Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound) [02-17] - alt-country
  • Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Ballet (Rare Noise) [04-28] - jazz
  • Torben Waldorff: Holiday on Fire (ArtistShare) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Wale: Shine (Maybach) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker: This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (ESP-Disk) - jazz
  • Wall: Untitled (Wharf Cat) [04-28]
  • Colter Wall: Colter Wall (Young Mary's) [05-12] - country [A-]
  • Justin Walter: Unseen Forces (Kranky) [04-21] - ambient
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Themes for Buildings and Spaces (Tape Club) [04-28]
  • Aaron Watson: Vaquero () - country
  • Bobby Watson: Made in America (Smoke Sessions) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia) [06-02] - progressive rock
  • Charlie Watts: Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Impulse) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Wavves: You're Welcome (Ghost Ramp) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology (Fire) [05-19] - dream pop
  • David Weiss & Point of Departure: Wake Up Call (Ropeadope) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution (Parlophone) [03-12] - rock
  • Shea Welsh: Arrival (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Daniel Weltlinger: Samoreau: A Tribute to the Fans of Django Reinhardt (03-31) [J|jazz]
  • Kody West: Green () -
  • Western Daughter: Driftwood Songs (Take This to Heart) [03-24] - indie rock
  • Randy Weston: The African Nubian Suite (African Rhythms, 2CD) [01-20] - jazz
  • While She Sleeps: You Are We (Arising Empire) [04-21]
  • White: One Night Stand Forever (Gentlemen) [04-21]
  • White Hills: Stop Mute Defeat (Thrill Jockey) [05-19]
  • White Reaper: The World's Best American Band (Polyvinyl) [04-07] - glam rock
  • Why?: Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise) [03-03] - indie pop
  • Ronny Whyte: Shades of Whyte (Audiophile) [05-05] - jazz [B]
  • Jurg Wickihalder/Barry Guy/Lucas Niggli: Beyond (Intakt) - jazz
  • Captain Wilberforce: Black Sky Thinking (-) [03-27]
  • Wild Pink: Wild Pink ()
  • Wiley: Godfather () [01-13] - grime
  • Mike Will Made It: Ransom 2 (Ear Drummers/Interscope) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • Christopher Willits: Horizon (Ghostly International) [05-19]
  • Wilsen: I Go Missing in My Sleep (Secret City) [04-28] - art pop
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Iris [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Erased Tapes) [01-13] - soundtrack
  • Alex Wintz: Life Cycle (Culture Shock Music) [05-19] - jazz
  • Wire: Silver/Lead (Pinkflag) [03-31] - post-punk [*]
  • David Wise: Till They Lay Me Down (self-released) [01-06] - jazz [**]
  • Witherfall: Nocturnes and Requiems (-) [02-10] - progressive metal
  • Wolf Eyes: Undertow (Lower Floor) [03-24] - noise rock
  • Chris Wood: So Much to Defend (RUF) [01-27]
  • Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship (Three Lobed) [05-05]
  • The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters (Nevado) [04-07]
  • Woods: Love Is Love (Woodsist) [04-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Jaime Wyatt: Felony Blues (forty Below -EP) [02-24] - [*]
  • Charli XCX: Number 1 Angel (Asylum) [03-10] - pop [A-]
  • Xiu Xiu: Forget (Polyvinyl) [02-24] - art pop
  • The XX: I See You (Young Turks) [01-13] - indie pop [A-]
  • Jim Yanda Trio: Home Road (Corner Store Jazz, 2CD) - jazz [*]
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (Domino) [04-07]
  • You Me at Six: Night People () [01-06]
  • Brett Young: Brett Young () -
  • Young Dolph: Bullet Proof (Paper Route Empire) [04-01]
  • Young Marco: Selectors 002 (DeKmantel) [03-10] - electronic
  • Your Old Droog: Packs (Fat Beats) [03-10] - hip-hop
  • Zeal & Ardor: Devil Is Fine (MKVA) [02-24] - black metal [***]
  • Miguel Zenon: Tipico (Miel Music) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Zero Times Everything: Sonic Cinema (7D Media) - jazz
  • Michael Zilber: Originals for the Originals (Origin) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Celebrate Ornette (Song X) - jazz
  • EST Symphony (ACT) - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Neil Ardley & the New Jazz Orchestra: On the Radio: BBC Sessions 1971 (Dusk Fire) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964 (Hatology) - jazz
  • Burt Bacharach and Tonio K: Original Demos (Contante & Sonante) - jazz
  • The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Deluxe] ()
  • Joseph Bowie/Oliver Lake: Live at 'A SPACE' 1976 (Delmark/Sackville) [05-00] - jazz
  • David Broza: The Set List (Magenta) [03-31] - Israeli folk
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Mute) [05-05]
  • Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years () [03-03]
  • Alice Coltrane: World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Creation: Action Painting (Numero Group) [03-17]
  • Dion: Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 () [05-12]
  • Fairport Convention: 50:50@50 (Matty Grooves) [03-10]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Ancient Africa (1973, Delmark/Sackville) [03-24] - jazz
  • Kraftwerk: 3-D Catalogue (Parlophone) [05-28] - krautrock
  • Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano: Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane (2007, Resonance) [06-16] - jazz
  • Arthur Lipner: Two Hands One Heart: Best of Arthur Lipner (Malletworks Media, 2CD) [02-03] - jazz
  • Look Blue Go Purple: Still Bewitched (Flying Nun) [05-05]
  • Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here (Light in the Attic) [02-17] - blues [***]
  • Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam -2CD) - jazz
  • Rich Homie Quan: Back to Basics (Motown) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic) [04-07] - jazz [B-]
  • Sonny Rolins Trio & Horace Silver Quintet: Swiss Radio Days Vol 40: Zurich 1959 (TCB Music) - jazz
  • Chris Rogers: Voyage Home (2001, Art of Life) [02-03] - jazz [B]
  • Arthur Russell: Instrumentals (Audika) [02-24]
  • Paul Rutherford/Sabu Toyozumi: The Conscience (1999, NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Sheer Mag: Compilation (2014-16, Wilsuns RC) [01-01] - power pop [***]
  • The Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968 (Resonance) [01-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Umoja: 707 (1988, Awesome Tapes From Africa, EP) [05-19] - African [**]
  • Mike Westbrook: Live 1972 (Hux) - jazz
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 (Turtle) - jazz
  • Jim Yanda Trio: Regional Cookin' (1987, Corner Store Jazz) - jazz [*]
  • American Epic: The Soundtrack (Columbia/Third Man/Legacy) [05-12] [A-]
  • Bedroomer Presents Main-Room (Bedroomer) [02-17] - electronic
  • The Bob's Burgers Music Album (Sub Pop) [05-12]
  • Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebratres 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child) (Looking Out Foundation) [05-05]
  • Miracle Steps: Music From the Fourth World 1983-2017 (Optimo) [04-14]
  • Mono No Aware (Pan) [03-17] - ambient
  • Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 (Music From Memory) [02-00] - [*]
  • The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues (World Music Network) - blues [A-]
  • The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues (World Music Network) - blues [A-]
  • Studio One Rocksteady 2: The Soul of Young Jamaica (Soul Jazz) [01-27] - reggae
  • T2: Trainspotting [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Polydor) [02-03] - soundtrack
  • Welcome to Paradise: Italian Dream House 1989-93 Vol 1 (Safe Trip) [03-24]
  • Young Art Sound (Young Art) [02-03]
  • Zaire 74: The African Artists (Wrasse) [05-26] - African

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 594
  • Priority 2: 97
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 153
  • Priority 5: 233

Total: 1077