Music Tracking 2018

These are 2018 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

  • 3hattrio: Lord of the Desert (Okehdokee) [02-22] - folk [**]
  • 03 Greedo: The Wolf of Grape Street (Alamo) [03-09] - trap rap
  • 03 Greedo: God Level (Alamo) [06-27] - trap rap
  • 77:78: Jellies (Heavenly) [07-06] - neo-psychedelia
  • 88rising: Head in the Clouds (self-released) [07-20] - pop rap
  • 700 Bliss: Spa 700 (Halcyon Veil/Don Giovanni -EP) [02-23] - experimental hip hop [**]
  • 2814: Pillar/New Sun (Arcola -EP) [02-02] - dub techno
  • ********: The Drink (Weird World) [01-26] - post-punk
  • A Trio & AMM: AAMM (Al Maslakh) [05-00] - jazz
  • AAL (Against All Logic): 2012-2017 (Other People) [02-17] - deep house [***]
  • Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Bjorkenheim: Awakening (Eclipse) [03-30] - jazz
  • Tom Abbs & Frequency Response: Hawthorne (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Phil Abraham: For 4 Brothers + 1 (Hypnote) - jazz
  • Abstracter: Cinereous Incarnate (Sentient Run Laboratories) [06-08] - sludge metal
  • Acid Dad: Acid Dad (Greenway) [03-09]
  • Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: An Angel Fell (Strut) [05-11] - jazz
  • Poppy Ackroyd: Resolve (One Little Indian) [02-02] - modern classical
  • Tony Adamo: WasOut Jazz Zone Mad (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Antonio Adolfo: Encontros: Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) - jazz
  • Stefan Aeby Trio: The London Concert (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz
  • Agrimonia: Awaken (Southern Lord) [01-26] - sludge metal
  • Aguanko: Pattern Recognition (Aguanko) - jazz [**]
  • Christina Aguilera: Liberation (RCA) [06-15] - pop
  • Alchemy Sound Project: Adventures in Time and Space (ARC) [06-13] - jazz
  • Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse Remixed (Naim) [08-17] - acid jazz
  • Cyrille Aimee: Live (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Air Waves: Warrior (Western Vinyl) [04-06] - indie pop
  • Aja: Aja (Opal Tapes) [05-11]
  • David Ake: Humanities (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Erlend Olderskog Albertsen: Rodssal Neen Glassdor (Dugnad Rec) [01-18] - jazz [***]
  • Alborosie: Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets the Wailers United (VP) [06-25]
  • The Alchemist: Lunch Meat (ALC -EP) [04-13]
  • Joey Alexander: Eclipse (Motema) [05-04] - jazz
  • Alice in Chains: Rainier Fog (BMG) [08-24] - alt metal
  • Alkaline Trio: Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph) [08-31]
  • All Saints: Testament (AS) [07-13]
  • JD Allen: Love Stone (Savant) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) [06-08] - pop [A-]
  • Karrin Allyson: Some of That Sunshine (Kasrecords) - vocal
  • Altars of Grief: Iris (self-released) [03-21] - death metal
  • Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Downey to Lubbock (Yep Roc) [06-01] - folk [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado: A History of Nothing (Trost) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Franco Ambrosetti: Cheers (Enja) - jazz
  • Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones) [03-30] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • American Aquarium: Things Change (New West) [06-01] - alt country [***]
  • American Pleasure Club: A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This (Run for Cover) [02-16] - lo-fi
  • AMM: An Unintended Legacy (Matchless -3CD) [05-00] - jazz
  • Ammar 808: Maghreb United (Glitterbeat) [06-15]
  • Amorphis: Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast) [05-18] - progressive metal
  • Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet: Landfall (Nonesuch) [02-16] - modern classical [A-]
  • Arild Andersen: In-House Science (ECM) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Anderson: Melting Pot (Label1) [09-14] - jazz [*]
  • Luis Andre: Turbamulta (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Andre 3000: Look Ma No Hands (-EP) [05-13] - hip hop
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (Fat Possum/Mama Bird) [03-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Angles 3: Parede (Clean Feed) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Animal Collective: Tangerine Reef (Domino) [08-17] - neo-psychedelia
  • Lotte Anker/Pat Thomas/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Stale Liavik Solberg: His Flight's at Ten (Iluso) [04-19] - jazz
  • Anna & Elizabeth: The Invisible Comes to Us (Smithsonian Folkways) [03-30]
  • Anne-Marie: Speak Your Mind (Warner UK) [04-27] - dance pop
  • Bill Anschell: Shifting Standards (Origin) [05-18] - jazz
  • Answer Code Request: Gens (Ostgut Ton) [02-23] - leftfield
  • Tucker Antell: Grime Scene (OA2) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Anteloper: Kudu (International Anthem) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Apostille: Choose Life (Upset the Rhythm) [06-08] - synth pop
  • Appleblim: Life in a Laser (Sneaker Social Club) [03-00]
  • Irene Aranda/JohannesNastesjo/Nuria Andorra: Inner Core (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino) [05-11] - psychedelic pop [C+]
  • Arena: Double Vision ()
  • Julian Arguelles: Tornadas (Edition) - jazz
  • Joan Armatrading: Not Too Far Away (BMG) [05-18] - singer-songwriter
  • The Armed: Only Love (Throat Ruiner) [04-27] - noise rock
  • Olafur Arnalds: Re:member (Mercury) [08-24] - odern classical
  • Arp: Zebra (MexicanSummer/Kemado) [06-22] - ambient
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: Give Us These Days (Challenge) [05-18] - jazz
  • Tom Arthurs Trio: One Year (Ozella Music) [02-09] - jazz
  • Artificial Pleasure: The Bitter End (East City Rockers) [05-11]
  • As Is Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman: Here's to Life (self-released) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • ASAP Rocky: Testing (RCA) [05-25] - hip hop
  • Ash: Islands (Infectious) [05-18]
  • Pete Astor: One for the Ghost (Tapete) [02-16] - pop/rock
  • At the Gates: To Drink From the Night Itself (Century Media) [05-18] - death metal
  • Audio Push: Cloud 909 (Good Vibe Tribe) [02-09]
  • August Greene: August Greene (Amazon) [03-09] - hip-hop
  • Tiffany Austin: Unbroken (Con Alma) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Avery: Song for Alpha (Phantasy Sound/Mute) [04-06] - ambient techno
  • Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy (Atlantic) [04-06] - trap rap [A-]
  • Ab Baars: And She Speaks (A Collection of Ballads) (Wig) [03-00] - jazz
  • Ab Baars/Meinrad Kneer/Bill Elgart: Live at Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf 2012 (Evil Rabbit) [03-00] - jazz
  • Duo Baars-Henneman: Canzoni Di Primavera (Wig) [03-00] - jazz
  • Grazyna Bacewicz: Chamber Works (Chandros) - classical
  • Danny Bacher: Still Happy (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Daniel Bachman: The Morning Star (Three Lobed) [07-27] - American primitivism
  • Bad Luck: Four (Origin) [08-17] - jazz
  • The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (Legbreaker) [01-19] - jazz
  • Bad Sounds: Get Better (Insanity) [08-17]
  • Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind (Bobolink/Razor & Tie) [03-02] - folk
  • Alice Bag: Blueprint (Don Giovanni) [03-23] - rock [*]
  • Sami Baha: Free for All (Planet Mu) [06-01]
  • John Bailey: In Real Time (Summit) [06-22] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Baker: Phrases (OA2) - jazz [B]
  • Bali Baby: Baylor Swift (TWIN) [05-08] - pop rap [A-]
  • Charlie Ballantine: Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan (Green Mind)
  • Dave Ballou and BeepHonk: The Windup (Clean Feed) [07-18] - jazz [**]
  • Baloji: 137 Avenue Kaniama () - Afrobeat
  • J Balvin: Vibras (Universal Latino) [05-25] - Latin pop
  • Bambara: Shadow on Everything (Wharf Cat) [04-06] - post-punk
  • Maria Baptist: Resonance (self-released) - jazz
  • Denys Baptiste: The Late Trane (Edition) [06-08] - jazz
  • Caterina Barbieri: Born Again in the Voltage (Important) [08-10]
  • Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasm (BJU) - jazz
  • Barker: Debiasing (Ostgut Ton -EP) [06-01] - techno
  • Andrew Barker/Daniel Carter: Poyhedron (Astral Spirits) [07-00] - jazz
  • Simon Barker/Henry Kaiser/Bill Laswell/Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mudang Rock (Fractal Music) [09-14] - jazz
  • Barker Trio: Avert Your I (Astral Spirits) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • MC Paul Barman: (((Echo Chamber))) (Mello Music Group) [05-18] - hip hop [***]
  • Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop Music) [05-18] - alt singer/songwriter [***]
  • Joey Baron/Robyn Schulkowsky: Now You Hear Me (Intakt) [06-15] - jazz
  • Barrio Sur: Heart Break (self-released) [01-15] - hynpagogic pop
  • Kenny Barron Quintet: Concentric Circles (Blue Note) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Awase (ECM) [05-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Bas: Milky Way (Dreamville/Interscope) [08-24] - pop rap
  • Basement Revolver: Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon) [08-26] - shoegaze
  • Basia: Butterflies (Shanachie) [05-18] - vocal
  • Bat Fangs: Bat Fangs (Don Giovanni) [02-02] - hard rock
  • Batagraf: Delights of Decay (Jazzland) [02-02] - jazz
  • Jamie Baum Septet+: Bridges (Sunnyside) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Rayland Baxter: Wide Awake (ATO) [07-13] - alt singer-songwriter
  • James Bay: Electric Light (Republic) [05-18] - pop rock
  • David Bazan: Care (Polyvinyl) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Bazzi: Cosmic (Iamcosmic/Atlantic) [04-12]
  • BC Camplight: Deportation Blues (Bella Union) [08-24] - psychedelic pop
  • BCUC: Emakhosini (Buda Musique) [03-16]
  • Beach House: 7 (Sub Pop) [05-11] - dream pop [**]
  • Beach Slang: Everything Matters but No One Is Listening ()
  • The Beat Escape: Life Is Short the Answer's Long (Bella Union) [04-27]
  • Beats & Pieces Big Band: Ten (Efpi) [07-20] - jazz
  • Chris Beier: Scarborough Variations Piano Works XI (ACT) [05-25] - jazz
  • Belly: Dove (Belly Touring) [05-04] - alt rock
  • Roni Ben-Hur/Harvie S: Introspection (Jazzheads) - jazz
  • Bend Sinister: Foolish Games (Cordova Bay) - pop/rock
  • Benin City: Last Night (Moshi Moshi) [04-06]
  • Laura Benitez & the Heartache: With All Its Thorns (Copperhead) - Americana
  • David Bennett Group: We Are the Orchestra (Manhattan Daylight Media) [09-07] - jazz
  • Heather Bennett: Lazy Afternoon (Summit) [02-09] - jazz [B]
  • Richard X Bennett: Wood/Water (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Richard X Bennett: Away From the Many (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Han Bennink/Steve Noble/Alexander Hawkins: 11.8.17 (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Dierks Bentley: The Mountain (Capitol) [06-08] - country
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: Angel Dusk (Screwgun) [03-31] - jazz
  • Bernice: Puff: In the Air Without a Shape (Arts & Crafts) [05-25] - art pop
  • Sarah Bernstein: Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame) - jazz
  • Berry: Everything Compromised (Joyful Noise) [01-12] - alt/indie [B-]
  • The Beths: Future Me Hates Me (Carpark) [08-10] - indie rock
  • Between the Buried and Me: Automata I (Sumerian) [03-09] - progressive metal
  • Between the Buried and Me: Automata II (Sumerian) [07-13] - progressive metal
  • Carlos Bica & Azul: Azul in Ljubljana (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [*]
  • Nick Biello: Vagabond Soul (Blujazz) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Big Bold Back Bone: Emerge (Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Big Freedia: 3rd Ward Bounce (Asylum Worldwide -EP) [06-01] [B]
  • Big Four + Joey Baron: Live in Mannheim 2009 (Noel Akchote Downloads) [05-04] - jazz
  • Big Heart Machine: Big Heart Machine (self-released) [08-24] - jazz [B]
  • Big Little Lions: Alive and Well (Far Flung/Blaster)
  • Big Ups: Two Parts Together (Exploding in Sound) [05-18] - noise rock
  • Binker and Moses: Alive in the East? (Gearbox) [06-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Biosphere: The Hilvarenbeek Recordings (Biophon) [03-16] - ambient
  • Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language (Jazzman) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Sounds Almighty (Tradition Disc) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Birds of Chicago: Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds) - Americana
  • Jeb Bishop: Three Valentines & Goodbye (1980) [08-21] - jazz
  • Andy Biskin: 16 Tons: Songs From the Alan Lomax Collection (Andorfin) [06-27] - jazz [**]
  • Bishop Briggs: Church of Stars (Teleport/Island) [04-20] - pop soul
  • Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik: Hugsja (By Norse) [04-20] - Nordic folk
  • Ketil Bjornstad & Anneli Drecker: A Suite of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen) (ECM) [05-18] - jazz
  • The Black Delta Movement: Preservation (Non Delux) [08-03]
  • Black Dresses: Wasteisolation (self-released) [04-13]
  • Black Foxxes: Reiði (Spinefarm) [03-16] - alt rock [B]
  • Black Milk: Fever (Mass Appeal/Computer Ugly) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow: Panic Blooms (Rad Cult) [05-04] - neo-psychedelia
  • Black Stone Cherry: Family Tree ()
  • Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 1 (Human Re Sources) [06-01] - hip hop
  • Black Wizard: Livin' Oblivion (Listenable) [02-23]
  • Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light (3 Legged) [04-06]
  • Jean-Michel Blais: Dans Ma Main (Arts & Crafts) [05-11]
  • Terence Blanchard: Live (Blue Note) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Samuel Blaser With Marc Ducret/Peter Bruun: Taktlos Zurich 2017 (Hatology) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Sarah Blasko: Depth of Field (Universal Australia) [02-23] - art pop
  • Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry (Ternesc) - electronic
  • Bleeding Through: Love Will Kill All (SharpTone) [05-25] - metal
  • Peter Blegvad/Chris Cutler/John Greaves/Karen Mantler/Bob Drake: Go Figure (RER) [01-05]
  • Dan Block: Block Party: A Saint Louis Connection (Miles High) - jazz [***]
  • Rory Blok: A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith (Stoney Plain) - blues
  • Jaap Blonk & Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears (Terp) - jazz
  • Blood Orange: Negro Swan (Domino) [08-24] [**]
  • Blossoms: Cool Like You (Virgin EMI) [04-27] - indie pop
  • Blue Lab Beats: Xover (Blue Adventure/All Points) [03-30] - jazz
  • Daniel Blumberg: Minus (Mute) [05-04] - alt rock
  • Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Martin Blume/Wilbert De Joode/John Butcher: Low Yellow (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Bodega: Endless Scroll (What's Your Rupture?) [07-06] - art punk
  • Bodega Bamz: Papi (100 Keep It/Duck Down) [04-13]
  • Bodies on Everest: A National Day of Mourning (Cruel Nature) [04-29]
  • The Body: I Have Fought Against It but I Can't Any Longer (Thrill Jockey) [05-11]
  • Body/Head: The Switch (Matador) [07-13] - noise rock
  • Stefano Bollani: Que Bom (Alobar Srlu) - jazz
  • Stefano Bollani: Mediterranean Jazz at the Berlin Philharmonic (ACT) - jazz
  • Bombino: Deran (Partisan) [05-18] - African [***]
  • Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (Fat Possum) [06-08] - psychedelic soul
  • Bella Boo: Fire () [04-27]
  • RP Boo: I'll Tell You What (Planet Mu) [07-06] - footwork
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: International Artist (Atlantic) [06-20] - trap rap
  • Benjamin Boone/Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz (Origin) [03-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Ruby Boots: Don't Talk About It (Bloodshot)
  • Born Ruffians: Uncle Duke & the Chief (Yep Roc) [02-16] - indie pop
  • Gui Boratto: Pentagram (Kompakt) [06-15] - techno
  • Boss Keloid: Melted on the Inch ()
  • Boy Azooga: 1 2 Kung Fu! (Heavenly) [06-08] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Boxer Rebellion: Ghost Alive (Absentee) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Carla Bozulich: Quieter (Constellation) [05-11] - singer-songwriter
  • Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now When? (Jazzheads) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Geof Bradfield: Yes and . . . Music for Nine Improvisers (Delmark) - jazz
  • Craig Brann: Lineage (SteepleChase) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Victoriaville) (Victo) - jazz
  • Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes (Def Jam) [03-23] - r&b [**]
  • Sam Braysher: Golden Earrings (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Brazilian Girls: Let's Make Love (Six Degrees) [04-13] - alt dance
  • Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist: Together (Summit) - jazz
  • The Breeders: All Nerve (4AD) [03-02] - alt rock [*]
  • John Wolf Brennan: Oriental Orbit (Leo) - jazz
  • Leon Bridges: Good Thing (Columbia) [05-04] - soul [*]
  • Esme Bridie: Today It Rains (Klee) [03-23]
  • Jakob Bro: Returnings (ECM) [03-23] - jazz [B]
  • Jakob Bro: Bay of Rainbows (ECM) - jazz
  • Owen Broder: Heritage: The American Roots Project (ArtistShare) [03-01] - jazz
  • Vilhelm Bromanders Initiativ: Allt At Alla (Signal and Sound) - jazz
  • Brian Bromberg: Thicker Than Water (Mack Avenue) [07-13] - jazz
  • Bromide: I Woke Up (Scratchy) [05-25]
  • Till Bronner/Dieger Ig: Nightfall (Masterworks) [01-26] - jazz
  • Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (EMI Nashville) [04-20] - country
  • Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh: Crowmoon (self-released) [03-30] - Jazz
  • Amanda Brown: Dirty Water (self-released)
  • Justin Brown: Nyeusi (Biophilia) [06-29] - jazz [B-]
  • Brownout: Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats) [05-25]
  • Brubeck Brothers Quintet: TimeLine (Blue Forest) - jazz
  • Kyle Bruckmann: Dear Everyone (Not Two) - jazz
  • Peter Bruun's All Too Human: Vernacular Avant-Garde (Ayler) - jazz
  • Bryde: Like an Island (Seahorse) [04-13]
  • BTS: Yove Yourself Tear (Big Hit) [05-18] - K-pop
  • Buddy: Harlan & Alondra (07-20) [07-20] - hip hop
  • Sarah Buechi: Contradiction of Happiness (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jarod Bufe: New Spaces (OA2) [06-15] - jazz
  • Buffalo Tom: Quiet and Peace (Schoolkids) [03-02] - pop/rock
  • Bullet for My Valentine: Gravity (Spinefarm) [06-29] - alt metal
  • Anna Burch: Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl) [02-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Greg Burk: The Detroit Songbook (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Burn/Simon H Fell: Continuous Fragment (Bruce's Fingers -EP) [02-24] - jazz
  • Burna Boy: Outside (Atlantic) [01-26] - reggae [*]
  • Busdriver: Electricity Is on Our Side (Temporary Forever) [06-08] - hip hop [B-]
  • John Butcher: Into Darkness (Iluso) - jazz
  • Jonathan Butler: Close to You (Mack Avenue) [08-24] - jazz
  • Chris Byars: New York City Jazz (SteepleChase) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) [03-09] - art pop [B]
  • Cabbage: Nihilistic Glamour Shots (BMG) [03-30] - garage punk
  • Camila Cabello: Camila (Syco/Epic) [01-12] - r&b [**]
  • Calexico: The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-) [01-26] - Americana
  • Calpurnia: Scout (Royal Mountain) [06-15] - indie rock
  • Anna Calvi: Hunter (Domino) [08-31]
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: We Must Mustn't We (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Camp Cope: How to Socialise & Make Friends (Run for Cover) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons: The Age of Absurdity ()
  • Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves (Batskull/New Damage) [04-20] - hardcore punk
  • Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Matador) [02-16] - indie rock [***]
  • Harley Card: The Greatest Invention (self-released) [01-12] - jazz
  • The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 4 (History Always Favours the Winners) [04-05]
  • S Carey: Hundred Acres (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - indie pop
  • Frank Carlberg/Noam Preminger: Whispers and Cries (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Brandi Carlile: By the Way I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [02-16] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Dylan Carlson: Conquistador (Sargent House) [04-27] - drone
  • Caroline Says: No Fool Like an Old Fool (Western Vinyl) [03-16] - indie folk
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Beyond Dimensions (FMR) - jazz [***]
  • Chris Carter: Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Vol 1 (Mute) [03-30]
  • Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (AUM Fidelity) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Carter/Hilliard Greene/David Haney: Live Constructions (Slam) - jazz [B]
  • The Carters: Everything Is Love (Parkwood/Roc Nation) [06-16] - r&b [***]
  • Playboi Carti: Die Lit (AWGE) [05-11] - hip hop [*]
  • Jazz Cartier: Fleurever (Universal Canada) [07-27] - trap rap
  • Neko Case: Hell-On (Anti-) [06-01] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Lynn Cassiers: Imaginary Band (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Jennifer Castle: Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors) [05-18]
  • Doja Cat: Amala (RCA)
  • Dan Cavanaugh/Dave Hagedorn: 20 Years (UT Arlington) - jazz
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter: Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic) [03-23] - electronic [**]
  • Guillermo Celano/Jachim Badenhorst/Marcos Baggiani: Lili & Marleen (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Ceramic Dog: YRU Still Here? (Northern Spy) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Amy Cervini: No One Ever Tells You (Anzic) [06-15] - vocal
  • Chamber 3: Transatlantic (OA2) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Kasey Chambers: Campfire (Essence Music Group) - Americana
  • Olivia Chaney: Shelter (Nonesuch) [06-15]
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman: Hearts of Glass (Proper) [02-09]
  • Brian Charette/George Coleman: Groovin' With Big G (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [***]
  • Chastity: Death Lust (Captured Tracks) [07-13] - alt rock
  • Chelsea Grin: Eternal Nightmare (Rise) [07-13] - metal
  • Kenny Chesney: Songs for the Saints (Blue Chair/Parlophone/Warner Bros) [07-27] - country
  • Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz [B]
  • Chief Keef: The GloFiles Pt 1 (self-releaaed) [05-11] - mixtape
  • Chief Keef: The GloFiles Pt 2 (self-released) [05-11] - mixtape
  • Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood/Columbia) [03-23] - r&b [**]
  • Jungsu Choi: Tschuss Jazz Era (Challenge) - jazz
  • Chrome Hill: The Explorer (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Chromeo: Head Over Heels (Last Gang) [06-15] - pop [A-]
  • Chthe'ilist: Passage Into the Xexanotth (Profound Lore) [06-15] - metal
  • Chvrches: Love Is Dead (Glassnote) [05-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes (Twelve/Eight) [06-29] - African [A-]
  • Cities Aviv: Raised for a Better View (Tonal Works) [02-16] - experimental hip hop
  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (Universal) [06-15] - British blues
  • Scott Clark: ToNow (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • The Stanley Clarke Band: The Message (Mack Avenue) [06-29] - jazz
  • Dawn Clement: Tandem (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • The Nels Cline 4: Currents Constellations (Blue Note) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • CLT: Every Second Is a Blues (CLT) - jazz
  • Brent Cobb: Providence Canyon (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [05-11] - country [**]
  • Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch: Live in Healdsburg (Anzic) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Gabriella Cohen: Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love ()
  • Col3trane: Boot (Tap/Geffen) [08-17] - mixtape
  • Freddy Cole: My Mood Is You (HighNote) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • J Cole: KOD (Roc Nation) [04-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Louis Cole: Time (Brainfeeder) [08-10] - synth funk
  • Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg: Practitioner (BAG Production) - jazz
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Vol I (The Embedded Sets) (Pi) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Nick Colionne: Just Being Me (Trippin & Rhythm) [04-27] - jazz
  • George Colligan: Nation Divided (Whirlwind) [07-27] - jazz [*]
  • The Common Cold: Shut Up! Yo Liberals! (Action) [05-04]
  • Nicola Conde: Let Your Light Shine On (Universal) [05-18] - jazz
  • Confidence Man: Confident Music for Confident People (Heavenly) [04-13] - alt dance [A-]
  • Conjurer: Mire ()
  • Sean Conly: Hard Knocks (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Converge: Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph) [06-29] - metalcore
  • Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son (Fantasy) [05-11] [A-]
  • Hollie Cook: Vessel of Love (Merge) [01-26] - reggae
  • Rita Coolidge: Safe in the Arms of Time (Blue Elan) [05-04]
  • Gaz Coombes: World's Strongest Man (Caroline) [05-04] - indie rock
  • Erland Cooper: Solan Goose (Phases) [03-23]
  • Liz Cooper & the Stampede: Window Flowers (Sleepyhead) [08-10]
  • Ross Cooper: I Rode the Wild Horses (self-released) - Americana
  • Shemekia Copeland: America's Child (Alligator) [08-03] - blues
  • The Coral: Move Through the Dawn () [08-10] - indie rock
  • Cordovas: That Santa Fe Channel (ATO) [08-10]
  • Chick Corea/Steve Gadd: Chinese Butterfly (Stretch/Concord) [01-19] - jazz
  • Corrosion of Conformity: No Cross No Crown ()
  • Frankie Cosmos: Vessel (Sub Pop) [03-30] - indie pop [***]
  • Roxy Coss: The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Mario Costa: Oxy Patina (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Mostly in Blue (OA2) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • The Coup: Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack (UMGRI Interscope) [07-27] - hip hop [A-]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: D'Agala (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning (Latent) [07-13] - slowcore
  • Cozz: Effected (Dreamville/Interscope) [02-13] - hip hop
  • The Cradle: Bag of Holding (NNA Tapes) [07-27]
  • Kyle Craft: Full Circle Nightmare (Sub Pop) [02-02] - glam rock
  • Elysia Crampton: Elysia Crampton (Break World -EP) [04-26] - experimental [*]
  • Creep Show: Mr Dynamite (Bella Union) [03-16] - synth funk
  • Noah Creshevsky: Reanimator (Orange Milk) [02-02]
  • Rodney Crowell: Acoustic Classics (RC1) [07-13] - country [*]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Ronnie's Trio (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Live at Montmartre (Storyville) - jazz
  • Culture Abuse: Bay Dream (Epitaph) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • CupcakKe: Ephorize (self-released) [01-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Current Joys: A Different Age (Danger Collective) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Denzel Curry: TA1300 (Loma Vista) [07-27] - hip hop
  • Cut Worms: Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar) [05-04] - indie pop
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: 5049 () [J|jazz]
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Czarface Meets Metal Face (Silver Age) [03-30] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Maria Da Rocha: Beetroot & Other Stories (Shhhpuma) - jazz
  • Tomasz Dabrowski Ad Hoc: Ninjazz (ForTune) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Dabrye: Three/Three (Ghostly International) [02-16] - underground rap
  • Lucy Dacus: Historian (Matador) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Signe Dahlgreen: Kunki Snuk (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Tim Daisy's Fulcrum Ensemble: Animation (Relay) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Daisy: Configurations (Relay) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • The Dali Thundering Concept: Savages (self-released) [04-13] - progressive metall
  • Lucrecia Dalt: Anticlines (RVNG Intl) [05-04]
  • The Damned: Evil Spirits (Spinefarm) [04-13] - punk
  • Dancehall: The Band (Vibe/Anti-Vibe) [06-15] - post-punk
  • Franco D'Andrea Octet: Intervals 1 (Parco Della Musica) - jazz
  • Benje Daneman: Light in the Darkness (ACI) [08-31] - jazz [C+]
  • The Dangerous Summer: The Dangerous Summer () [01-26]
  • Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil (Resonance) - jazz
  • Lars Danielsson: Summerwind (ACT) - jazz
  • Daphne & Celeste: Daphne & Celeste Save the World (Balatonic) [03-30] - synthpop [B]
  • Darlingside: Extralife (More Doug/Thirty Tigers) [02-23] - indie folk
  • Dashboard Confessional: Crooked Shadows (Fueled by Ramen) [02-09]
  • Daughtry: Cage to Rattle (RCA) [07-27] - pop idol
  • Sarah Davachi: Let Night Come on Bells End the Day (Recital) [04-13]
  • Chris Dave: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (Blue Note) [01-26] - r&b [B]
  • Craig David: The Time Is Now (Insanity) [01-26] - electropop
  • Ray Davies: Our Country: Americana Act 2 (Legacy) [06-29] - pop/rock
  • Caroline Davis: Heart Tonic (Sunnyside) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Kris Davis & Craig Taborn: Octopus (Pyroclastic) [01-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Mikaela Davis: Delivery (Rounder) [07-13] - indie pop
  • Dawes: Passwords (Hub) [06-22] - pop/rock
  • Dennis Llewellyn Day: Bossa Blues and Ballads (DDay Media Group) [08-25] - jazz [*]
  • Dead Composers Club [Noah Preminger/Rob Garcia]: Chopin Project (Connection Works) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Deadbeat: Wax Poetic for This Our Great Resolve (BLKRTZ) [04-27]
  • Deaf Havana: Rituals (SO/Silva Screen) [08-03]
  • Deafheaven: Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-) [07-13] - blackgaze
  • Dear Nora: Skulls Example (Orindal) [05-25] - indie pop
  • Michael Dease: Reaching Out (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Thank You for Today (Atlantic) [08-17] - indie pop
  • Death Drag: Shifted (Iluso) - jazz
  • Death Grips: Year of the Snitch (Third Worlds) [06-22] - rap
  • The Decemberists: I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol) [03-16] - indie pop
  • Dedekind Cut: Tahoe (Kranky) [02-23] - ambient
  • Deep'a & Biri: Dominance (Black Crow) [03-23]
  • Del the Funky Homosapien & Amp Live: Gate 13 (Gate 13) [04-20] - hip hop
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Spots on Stripes (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • Tobias Delius: Frames & Terrains (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Dell Brecht Lillinger Westergaard [DBLW]: Boulez Materialism (Plaist/Soulfood) - jazz
  • Mac DeMarco: Salad Days Demos (Captured Tracks) [08-24] - indie rock
  • Demob Happy: Holy Doom (Silva Screen) [03-23] - noise rock
  • Dessa: Chime (Doomtree) [02-23] - art pop
  • Michael Dessen Trio: Somewhere in the Upstream (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz
  • Detroit Bop Quintet: Two Birds (TQM -EP) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Aisha Devi: DNA Feelings (Houndstooth) [05-11] - post-industrial
  • The Devil Makes Three: Chains Are Broken (New West) [08-24]
  • DeVotchKa: The Night Falls Forever (Concord) [08-24] - pop/rock
  • DeWolf: Thrust (Mascot) [05-04]
  • Dwiki Dharmawan: Rumah Batu (Moonjune) [06-00] - jazz
  • Robert Diack: Lost Villages (self-released) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Alela Diane: Cusp (Allpoints) [02-09] - pop/rock
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) [05-18] - African [**]
  • Dimmu Borgir: Eonian (Nuclear Blast) [05-06] - metal
  • Olegario Diaz: I Remember Chet (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ron Di Salvio/Bart Plateau: The Puglia Suite (Blujazz) - jazz
  • Robert Dick/Tiffany Chang: Raise the River (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Will DiMaggio: At Ease (Future Times)
  • Dinosaur: Wonder Trail (Edition) [05-04] - jazz
  • Joe Diorio: Straight Ahead to the Light (Art of Life) - jazz
  • Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose (Domino) [07-13] - art pop
  • Andrew Distel: It Only Takes Time (Jerujazz) - jazz
  • Distorted Harmony: A Way Out (self-released) [07-18] - metal
  • District Five: Decoy (Intakt) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • DJ Call Me: Marry Me (Highlife ) [04-20] - kwaito
  • DJ Healer: Nothing 2 Loose (All Possible Worlds) [04-01] - deep house
  • DJ Healer: Planet Lonely (All Possible Worlds) [05-19] - deep house
  • DJ Koze: Knock Knock (Pampa) [05-04] - deep house [B]
  • DJ Nigga Fox: Cranio (Warp -EP) [03-09]
  • DJ Taye: Still Trippin' (Hyperdub) [03-02] - footwork
  • Django Django: Marble Skies (Ribbon) [01-26] - indie pop
  • DMA's: For Now (BMG) [04-27] - britpop
  • Dogwood: Hecate's Hounds (Nusica.org) [01-18] - jazz [**]
  • Stefflon Don: Secure (Polydor) [08-17] - mixtape
  • Dine Doneff: Rousilvo (ECM) - jazz
  • Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: My Heart Belongs to Satchmo (Blujazz) [02-28] - vocal [**]
  • Bonny Doon: Longwave (Woodsist) [03-23] - pop/rock
  • Dopethrone: Transcanadian Anger (Totem Cat) [05-25] - metal
  • Christy Doran: Undercurrent: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) [01-12] - jazz
  • Christy Doran: 144 Strings for a Broken Chord (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Pierre Dorge: Soundscapes (SteepleChase) [05-18] - jazz [***]
  • Dorian Concept: The Nature of Imitation (Brainfeeder) [08-03] - wonky
  • Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon: Leave No Trace: Live in St Louis (Family Vineyard) - jazz
  • Axel Dorner/Mia Dyberg/Pierre Borel/Ernesto Rodrigues/Tristan Honsinger/Guilherme Rodrigues: Laura (Creative Sources) [01-22] - jazz
  • Dorothy: 28 Days in the Valley (Roc Nation) [03-16] - rock
  • Donato Dozzy: Mindless Fullness (Eerie -EP) [04-23] - techno
  • Matt Douglas: Affirmation (with Discomfort) (self-released) [04-06] - jazz
  • Kit Downes: Obsidian (ECM) [01-19] - jazz
  • Dr Dog: Critical Equation (We Buy Gold) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • Dr Octagon: Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (Bulk) [04-06] - hip-hop
  • Drake: Scorpion (Cash Money/Republic) [06-29] - hip hop
  • Dream Troll: The Witch's Curse (self-released) [02-02]
  • Dream Wife: Dream Wife (Lucky Number) [01-26] - alt rock [***]
  • The Dreebs: Forest of a Crew (Ramp Local) [06-01]
  • Drinks: Hippo Lite (Drag City) [04-20] - experimental rock
  • Drowse: Cold Air (The Flenser) [03-09] - shoegaze
  • Drudkh: They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Seasons of Mist) [03-08] - atmospheric black metal
  • Andrew Drury's Content Provider: Try (Different Track) - jazz
  • Dungen & Woods: Myths 003 (Mexican Summer) [03-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Elina Duni: Partir (ECM) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Tony Orrell: Nothing in Stone (01-00) [J|jazz]
  • Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs/Neil Metcalfe/Ashley John Long: Seascapes (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/John O'Gallagher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders: Freedom Music (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • Matthew Doc Dunn: LIghtbourn (Cosmic Range) [08-13]
  • Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa () [04-06]
  • Mia Dyberg Trio: Ticket! (Clean Feed) [07-00] - jazz [***]
  • Erik Dylan: Baseball on the Moon (self-released) - country
  • Mia Dyson: If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back ()
  • Dystil: Dystil (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • DZ Deathrays: Bloody Lovely (Alcopop!) [02-02] - indie rock
  • E-40 & B-Legit: Connected & Respected (Sick Wid It) [04-06] - hip hop
  • E-40: The Gift of Gab (Heavy on the Grid) [06-28] - hip hop
  • Jason Eady: I Travel On (Old Guitar) [08-10] - country [***]
  • Eartheater: Irisiri (PAN) [06-08] - post-industrial
  • Earthgang: Royalty (Spillage Village -EP) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Anderson East: Encore (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [01-12] - soul
  • Dave East: P2 (Def Jam) [01-16] - hip hop
  • Ronnie Eaton: The Hand That Mocked Them and the Heart That Fed (self-released) - Americana
  • Eave: Eave (Astral Spirits) [02-18] - jazz
  • Silke Eberhard and Sandy Evans: What She Sees (Rufus) [03-28] - jazz
  • Echoes of Swing: Travelin' (ACT) - jazz
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Desert (L&H Production) [05-04] - jazz [***]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Better Than Gold and Silver (L&H Production) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Gal (MRI) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Delroy Edwards: Rio Grande (LA Club Resource) [03-30] - hypnagogic pop
  • Richard Edwards: Verdugo (Mariel) [06-01]
  • Eels: The Deconstruction (E-Works) [04-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Jake Ehrenreich: A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs (self-released) - jazz
  • Marty Ehrlich: Trio Exaltation (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Markus Eichenberger & Daniel Studer: Suspended (Hatology) - jazz
  • Mathias Eick: Ravensburg (ECM) [03-02] - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Sun Sparkle (Hubro) - jazz
  • Elder Brother: Stay Inside (Pure Noise) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Electric Squeezebox Orchestra: The Falling Dream (OA2) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • Elephant Micah: Genericana (Western Vinyl) [08-05] - experimental folk
  • Elephant9: Greatest Show on Earth (Rune Grammofon) [02-16] - jazz
  • Eliane Elias: Music From Man of La Mancha (Concord) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Kurt Elling: The Questions (Okeh) [03-23] - jazz
  • Pee Wee Ellis: In My Ellingtonian Mood (Minor Music) [03-23] - jazz
  • Eminem: Kamikaze (Atlantic) [08-31] - hip hop
  • Empath: Liberating Guilt and Fear (Get Better) [03-28] - noise pop
  • The End: The End (RareNoise) [06-29] - jazz [D+]
  • Enemy: Enemy (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • The English Beat [Dave Wakeling]: Here We Go Love (Here We Go) [05-25] [B-]
  • The Equity & Social Justice Quartet: Argle-Bargle or Foofaraw (Edgetone) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Erasure: World Be Live (Mute) [07-06] - alt dance
  • Espen Eriksen: Perfectly Unhappy (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Wayne Escoffery: Vortex (Sunnyside) [01-26] - jazz
  • The Essex Green: Hardly Electronic (Merge) [06-29] - indie pop
  • Eternal Summers: Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying (Nevado) [05-04]
  • Andre Ethier: Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion) [01-19]
  • Eureka California: Roadrunners (HHBTM) [05-04]
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: Presence (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Peter Evans/Weasel Walter: Poisonous (UgExplode) [06-01] - jazz
  • Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell (XL) [02-16] - alt r&b
  • Evidence: Weather or Not (Rhymesayers) [01-26] - hip hop
  • Evil Genius: Experiments on Human Subjects (Orenda) - jazz
  • The Ex: 27 Passports (Ex) [03-22] - postpunk [A]
  • Ex Comets: Life Is an Illusion (self-released -EP) [02-22]
  • EXP Quintet: Shreds (Palomar) [01-00] - jazz
  • Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (PNL) - jazz
  • Eyes of Love: End of the Game (Wharf Cat) [08-17]
  • George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's (Columbia) [03-23] - pop/rock
  • FACS: Negative Houses (Trouble in Mind) [03-30] - noise rock
  • Nathan Fake: Sunder (Ninja Tune -EP) [02-23] - IDM
  • The Fall: Lovable (Cherry Red) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Brian Fallon: Sleepwalkers (Island) [02-09] - heartland rock
  • FAME: Maluma (Sony Music Latin) [05-18] - latin
  • Fantastic Negrito: Please Don't Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [06-15] - blues
  • Fred Farell: Distant Song (Whaling City Sound) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Adrean Farrugia/Joel Frahm: Blues Dharma (GB) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Maria Faust: Machina (Stunt) - jazz
  • Lorraine Feather: Math Camp (Relarion) - jazz
  • Simone Felice: The Projector (New York Pro) [04-13]
  • Natali Felicia: Wrong Era (AntiFragile) [03-30]
  • Felicita: Hej! (PC Music) [08-03] - electronic
  • Alan Ferber: Jigsaw (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Agusti Fernandez/Pablo Ledesma: En Vivo En El Festival De Jazz De Buenos Aires (Discos ICM) [02-15] - jazz
  • Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else (Polydor) [03-16] - synthpop [**]
  • The Fierce & the Dead: The Euphoric ()
  • Fiddlehead: Springtime and Blind (Runs for Cover) [04-13] - indie rock
  • Field Music: Open Here (Memphis Industries) [02-02] - progressive pop
  • Roman Filiu: Quarteria (Sunnyside) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • The Filthy Tongues: Back to Hell (Neon Tetra) [04-21]
  • Jonathan Finlayson: 3 Times Round (Pi) [10-05] - jazz
  • R Finn: Collecting Trip (Heritage) - Americana
  • Nick Finzer: No Arrival (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Fire!: The Hands (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • First Aid Kit: Ruins (Columbia) [01-19] - indie folk
  • Jorg Fischer & Ingo Deul: Vinkenslag (Sporeprint) [02-00] - jazz
  • Fischerspooner: Sir (Ultra) [02-16] - electroclash
  • George Fitzgerald: All That Must Be (Domino) [03-09] - deep house
  • Flasher: Constant Image (Domino) [06-08] - post-punk
  • Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) [04-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Virgin EMI) [06-29] - indie pop [*]
  • Flow: Trine (Tardis -EP) [02-12] - tech house
  • Follow the Cipher: Follow the Cipher (Nuclear Blast) [05-11] - metal
  • Forma: Semblance (Kranky) [07-20] - progressive electronic
  • Forth Wanderers: Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Ken Fowser: Don't Look Down (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Danny Fox Trio: The Great Nostalgist (Hot Cup) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Foxing: Nearer My God (Triple Crown) [08-10] - indie rock
  • Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) [01-26] - ambient
  • Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending (Domino) [02-09] - dance punk
  • The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time (Cooking Vinyl) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Sawyer Fredericks: Hide Your Ghost ()
  • Free Cake for Every Creature: The Bluest Star (Double Double Whammy) [08-03] - twee pop
  • Mike Freeman: Venetian Blinds (VOF) - jazz
  • Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet: Carpe Diem (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Eleanor Friedberger: Rebound (Frenchkiss) [05-04] - indie pop
  • Erik Friedlander: Artemisia (Skipstone) [04-13] - jazz [**]
  • Frigs: Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts) [02-23] - post-punk
  • Robert Fripp: Between the Silence (Panegyric)
  • Bill Frisell: Music IS (Okeh) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Frith Trio: Closer to the Ground (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Frog Eyes: Violet Psalms (Paper Bag) [05-18]
  • The Front Bottoms: Ann (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [05-18] - pop punk
  • Ben Frost: All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated () [03-23]
  • Fucked and Bound: Suffrage ()
  • Satoko Fujii: Solo (Libra) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ninety-Nine Years (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda/Gianni Mimmo: Triad (Long Song) - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: This Is It! (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Shinya Fukumori Trio: For 2 Akis (ECM) [02-16] - jazz
  • Robbie Fulks/Linda Gail Lewis: Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot) [08-10] - rockabilly [A-]
  • Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue) [05-25] - jazz [*]
  • Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) [02-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • Future: Beast Mode 2 (Epic/Freebandz) [07-06] - hip hop [A-]
  • Gaika: Basic Volume (Warp) [07-27] - experimental hip hop
  • Galahad: Seas of Change ()
  • Hal Galper Quartet: Cubist (Origin) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sergio Galvao/Lupa Santiago/Clement Landais/Franck Enouf: 2X2 (Origin) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita (4AD) [06-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Kany Garcia: Soy Yo (Sony Latin) [05-18] - Latin pop
  • Melody Gardot: Live in Europe (Verve -2CD) [02-09] - jazz
  • David Garland: Verdancy (self-released)
  • Tim Garland: Weather Walker (Edition) - jazz
  • Brad Garton/Dave Soldier: The Brainwave Music Project (Mulatta) [01-05] - jazz [***]
  • Gas: Rausch (Kompakt) [05-18]
  • Yonatan Gat: Universalists (Joyful Noise) [05-04]
  • Mary Gauthier: Rifles & Rosary Beads (In the Black) [01-26] - folk [A-]
  • Ben LaMar Gay: Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Gazpacho: Soyuz ()
  • Gengahr: Where Wildness Grows () [03-09] - indie rock
  • Geniuser: I Am (OhAh) [06-22]
  • Inara George: Dearest Everybody (Release Me) - folk
  • Ghost: Prequelle (Loma Vista) [06-01] - hard rock
  • Freddie Gibbs: Freddie (ESGN/Empire -EP) [06-22] - hip hop [**]
  • Gift of Gab: Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! (Giftstribution Unlimited -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [***]
  • Marshall Gilkes/WDR Big Band: Always Forward (Alternate Side) - jazz
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Secularia (Red House) [07-13] - Americana
  • Ginger Wildheart: Ghost in the Tanglewood ()
  • Ginkgoa: One Time (-EP) [06-15] - electronica [**]
  • Payroll Giovanni & Cardo Got Wings: Big Bossin Vol 2 (Def Jam) [01-26] - hip hop
  • Giraffes? Giraffes!: Memory Lane (Topshelf) [04-27]
  • Dave Gisler Trio: Rabbits on the Run (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell: Bop Stop (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Robert Glasper x Kaytranada: The ArtScience Remixes (Blue Note) [04-21] - jazz-funk
  • Glasser: Sextape (self-released -EP) [04-06]
  • Glitch Mob: See Without Eyes (Glass Air) [05-04] - glitch hop
  • Gnigler: Straight On Downstairs 2nd Door Left (Col Legno) - jazz
  • Gnod: Chapel Perilous (Rocket) [05-04]
  • The Go! Team: Semicircle (Memphis Industries) [01-19] - indie pop [**]
  • Goat Girl: Goat Girl (Rough Trade) [04-06] - post-punk
  • God Is an Astronaut: Epitaph ()
  • Godsmack: When Legends Rise ()
  • GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star (Blue Note) [02-09] - jazz [*]
  • Go-Kart Mozart: Mozert's Mini-Mart (West Midlands) [02-23] - pop/rock
  • Jared Gold: Reemergence (Srikezone) - jazz
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Toy Tunes (Pirouet) [05-04] - jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Trajectory (Orenda/Nine Winds) - jazz
  • Vinny Golia/Henry Kaiser/Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: Astral Plane Crash (Balance Point Acoustics) [08-01] - jazz
  • Vinny Golia/Steph Richards/Bert Turetzky: Trio Music (PfMentum) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Thibault Gomez: La Grande Reveuse (Parallel) - jazz
  • Benito Gonzalez/Gerry Gibbs/Essiet Okon Essiet: Passion Reverence Transcendence: The Music of McCoy Tyner (Whaling City Sound) [04-27] - jazz [***]
  • Kevin Gordon: Tilt and Shine (Crowville) [07-27]
  • Gorillaz: The Now Now (Parlophone) [06-29] - electropop [B-]
  • Peggy Gou: Once (Ninja Tune -EP) [03-02] - deep house
  • The Marie Goudy 12tet featuring Jocelyn Barth: The Bitter Suite (self-released) [10-12] - jazz
  • Victor Gould: Earthlings (Criss Cross) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Dino Govoni: Chance Meeting (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Johan Graden: Olagenheter (Moserobie) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything's Fine (Mello Music Group) [03-30] - hip hop [A-]
  • Seth Graham: Gasp (Orange Milk) [03-23] - experimental
  • Maria Grand: Magdalena (Biophilia) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Ariana Grande: Sweetener (Republic) [08-17] - pop [B]
  • Jerry Granelli: Dance Hall () - jazz
  • Frank Gratkowski: Live in Lisbon (Leo) - jazz
  • Graveyard: Peace (Nuclear Blast) [05-25] - metal
  • Devin Gray: Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan) [09-21] - jazz
  • Justin Gray & Synthesis: New Horizons (self-released) [01-05] - jazz
  • Macy Gray: Ruby (Artistry) - vocal
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Ejdeha (Songlines) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Great Lake Swimmers: TheWaves the Wake (Nettwerk) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Rafal Mazur/Ramon Lopez: Wandering the Sounds (Fundacja Sluchaj) [06-10] - jazz
  • Danny Green Trio Plus Strings: One Day It Will (OA2) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread () [01-12] - modern classical
  • Tee Grizzley: Activated (300) [05-11] - trap rap
  • Grouper: Grid of Points (Kranky -EP) [04-27] - ambient [B]
  • Grupo Mono Blanco: ¡Fandango! Sones Jaroches de Veracruz (Smithsonian Folkways) [05-25] - Mexican [***]
  • Mark Grusane: The Real Sound of Mark Grusane (BBE) [01-26] - disco
  • Guided by Voices: Space Gun (GBV) [03-23] - indie rock
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet & Daichi Yoshikawa: Intervivos (Empty Editions) [02-09]
  • Jostein Gulbrandsen: Looking Ahead (Curling Legs) [06-15] - jazz
  • Gulp: All Good Wishes (ELK) [08-03] - alt/indie
  • Gum: The Underdog (Spinning Top) [04-06]
  • Westside Gunn: Supreme Blientele (Griselda) [06-22] - hip hop
  • Gurls: Run Boy Run (Grappa) [02-16] - jazz
  • Gabe Gurnsey: Physical (Phantasy Sound/PIAS) [08-03] - electronic
  • Gurrumul: Djarimirri ()
  • Mats Gustafsson: The Hands (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson & Didi Kern: Marvel Motor (Rock Is Hell) [01-22] - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson/Jason Adasiewicz: Timeless (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Other Side (ECM) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive and Well (RCA) [06-15] - blues
  • Gwenno: Le Kov (Heavenly) [03-02] - electropop [**]
  • Luke Haines: I Sometimes Dream of Glue (Cherry Red) [05-11] - indie rock
  • Keiji Haino & Sumac: American Dollar Bill: Keep Facing Sideways You're Too Hideous to Look at Face On (Thrill Jockey) [02-23] - noise rock
  • Halestorm: Vicious (Atlantic) [07-27] - hard rock
  • Half Waif: Lavender (Cascine) [04-27] - synthpop
  • James Hall: Lattice (Outside In Music) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Halley 3: The Literature (Pine Eagle) - jazz
  • Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood (Latency -EP) [07-13] - ambient
  • Halo Circus: Robots & Wranglers (self-released) - pop
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk (Hubro) [04-04] - jazz
  • Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (Firehouse 12) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: For Gyumri (Nonesuch) [02-16] - jazz
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Live From San Pedro (Capri) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Hamilton Trio: Live at Pyatt Hall (Cellar Live) [01-19] - jazz
  • Scott Hamilton: Moon Mist (Blau) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Albert Hammond Jr: Francis Trouble (Red Bull) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Ross Hammond: Acoustic Sanctuary Project: A March for Science (self-released -EP) [01-30] - jazz
  • Ross Hammond: Reprieve (self-released) [05-03] - jazz
  • Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Songs of Universal Peace (self-released) [04-13] - jazz
  • Glen Hansard: Between Two Shores (Anti-) [01-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Haron: Wandelaar (Queste) [07-06]
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: No Mercy in This Land (Anti-) [03-30] - soul
  • Twig Harper & Bill Nace: Live at Dreamland (Open Mouth) - jazz
  • Stefon Harris: Sonic Creed (Motema) - jazz
  • Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee (J&R Adventures) [01-26] - blues rock
  • Bill Hart Band: Live at Red Clay Theatre (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Odetta Hartman: Old Rockhounds Never Die (Northern Spy) [08-10]
  • Jimmy Haslip: ARC Trio (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya) [06-08] - electronic [A-]
  • Juliana Hatfield: Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (American Laundromat) [04-13]
  • Helena Hauff: Qualm (Ninja Tune) [08-03] - electro
  • Steve Hauschildt: Dissolvi (Ghostly International) [08-03] - ambient techno
  • Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic (City Slang) [03-02] - darkwave
  • Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones: Vicious Circles (Planet Mu -EP) [08-03] - UK bass
  • Phil Haynes & Free Country: 60/69: My Favorite Things (Corner Store Jazz) [06-01] - jazz
  • Shay Hazan: Good Morning Universe (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Hearts Hearts: Goods/Gods (Tomlab) [04-20] - experimental pop
  • The Heat Death: The Glenn Miller Sessions (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • The Heavyweights Brass Band: This City (Lulaworld) [03-09] - jazz [***]
  • Bjorn Marius Hegge Trio: Assosiasjoner (Particular) - jazz [***]
  • Gilad Hekselan: Ask for Chaos (Hexophonic Music/Motema) - jazz
  • David Helbock's Random Control: Tour D'Horizon (ACT) - jazz
  • Pablo Held Trio: Investigations (Edition) - jazz
  • Gerry Hemingway/Samuel Blaser: Oostum (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Eddie Henderson: Be Cool (Smoke Sessions) [05-04] - jazz [***]
  • Lauren Henderson: Armame (Brontosaurus) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Arve Henriksen: Composograph: A Synthesis of Wood Metal and Electronics (Arve Music) [03-22] - jazz
  • Arve Henriksen: The Height of the Reeds (Rune Grammofon) [08-31] - jazz
  • Benjamin Herman: Project S (Roach/Dox) - jazz
  • Benjamin Herman: Bughouse (Roach) - jazz
  • Hermit and the Recluse: Orpheus vs the Sirens (Obol for Charon) [08-18] - abstract hip hop
  • Maggie Herron: A Ton of Trouble (Herron Song) - jazz
  • Her's: Invitation to Her's (Heist or Hit) [08-24] - indie pop
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Live in Europe (Palmetto) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Monika Herzig: Monika Herzig's Sheroes (Whaling City Sound) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Red Notes (Soul Jazz) [02-23] - acid house [***]
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Replicant Dream Sequence (Moog Library) [06-15] - experimental techno [*]
  • Tyler Higgins: Blue Mood (Shhpuma) - jazz [*]
  • Theo Hill: Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hinds: I Don't Run (Mom + Pop) [04-06] - indie rock [***]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Art Hirahara: Sunward Bound
  • Art Hirahara: Sunward Bound (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • The HIRS Collective: Friends Lovers Favorites (Get Better/SRA) [04-20]
  • HMLTD: Hate music Last Time Delete () [07-06] - synthpop
  • Steve Hobbs: Tribute to Bobby (Challenge) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet: Human Resources (Creative Nation Music) [11-09] - jazz
  • Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish: Pardes (self-released) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Holland: Uncharted Territories (Dare2) [05-11] - jazz [A-]
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: All Can Work (New Amsterdam) [01-26] - jazz
  • Per Ake Holmlander: Carliot: It's Never Too Late Orchestra (Not Two -3CD) [08-00] - jazz
  • Peter Holsapple: Game Day (Omnivore) [07-27] - pop/rock
  • Holy: All These Words Are Yours (PNKSLM) [01-26] - noise pop
  • The Holy Mountain: Toad of Light (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Honne: Love Me/Love Me Not (Atlantic) [08-24] - pop soul
  • Hooded Menace: Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Seasons of Mist) [01-26] - doom metal
  • William Hooker Trio: Remembering (Astral Spirits) [02-16] - jazz [ ***]
  • Hookworms: Microshift (Domino) [02-02] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off Dog (Saddle Creek) [04-06] - indie rock [*]
  • Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino) [05-04] - microhouse [***]
  • Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop) [03-16] - garage punk [B]
  • Hovvdy: Cranberry ()
  • Ben Howard: Noonday Dream (Island) [06-01] - indie folk
  • Hunee: Hunchin' All Night (Rush Hour) [04-09] - deep house
  • Anton Hunter: Article XI (Efpi) - jazz
  • The James Hunter Six: Whatever It Takes (Daptone) [02-02] - r&b
  • Robert Hurst: Black Currant Jam (Dot Time) [02-18] - jazz
  • Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap (Atlantic) [02-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jenny Hval: The Long Sleep (Sacred Bones -EP) [05-25]
  • Susie Ibarra: Perception (Decibel Collective) [02-00] - jazz
  • Zaki Ibrahim: The Secret Life of Planets (self-released) [01-31] - r&b
  • Iceage: Beyondless (Matador) [05-04] - post-punk
  • Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan) [08-31]
  • Iglooghost: Clear Tamei () [08-06] - wonky
  • Ihsahn: Amr ()
  • Il Sogno: Birthday (Gotta Let It Out -17) [12-00-2017] - jazz [**]
  • Illuminati Hotties: Kiss Yr Frenemies (Tiny Engines) [05-11]
  • I'm With Her: See You Around (Rounder) [02-16] - Americana
  • Imarhan: Temet (City Slang) [02-23] - tuareg [***]
  • Immortal: Northern Chaos Gods () [07-06] - black metal
  • Imperial Triumphant: Vile Luxury (Gilead Media) [07-13] - avant-garde metal
  • Improvising Trio [Nora McCarthy/Dom Minasi/Ras Moshe]: Manna for Thought (self-released) - jazz
  • The Innocence Mission: Sun on the Square (Badman) [06-29]
  • Insect Ark: Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore) [02-23] - metal
  • Insecure Men: Insecure Men (Fat Possum) [02-23] - indie rock
  • The Internet: Hive Mind (Columbia) [07-20] - r&b [**]
  • Interpol: Marauder (Matador) [08-24] - post-punk revival
  • Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra: Down a Rabbit Hole (Summit) [09-21] - jazz
  • Ionnalee [Jonna Lee]: Everyone Afraid to Be Forgotten (To Whom It May Concern)
  • Jon Irabagon Quartet: Dr Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Irby III: A Tribute to Geri Allen (self-released) - jazz
  • Iron & Wine: Weed Gardens (Sub Pop) [08-31] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Juicy J: Shutdafukup (self-released) [01-15] - trap rap
  • Gene Jackson Trio NuYorx: Power of Love (Whirlwind) - jazz [*]
  • Jericho Jackson: Khrysis & Elzhi Are Jericho Jackson (Jamla) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Tomo Jacobson: Solo No 12 (Gotta Let It Out) [01-08] - jazz
  • Jai-Jagdeesh: Down Come the Walls (self-released) [05-18]
  • Jain: Souldier (Columbia) [08-26] - indie pop
  • James: Living in Extraordinary Times (BMG) [08-03] - alt rock
  • Bob James: Espresso (Evosound) [08-31] - jazz
  • Jim James: Uniform Distortion (ATO) [06-29]
  • Jose James: Lean on Me (Blue Note) - vocal
  • Janczarski & McCraven Quintet: Liberator (ForTune) [02-23] - jazz
  • Danny Janklow: Elevation (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Bert Jansch: A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1) (Earth) [01-26]
  • Bert Jansch: A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 2) (Earth) [02-23]
  • Kurt Jarnberg: Down Memory Lane Vols 3 and 4 (self-released) - jazz
  • The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned... (07-13) [C|alt country-rock]
  • Jazzanova: The Pool (Sonar Kollektiv) [06-29] - electronic
  • Jellies: 77:78 (Heavenly) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Billy Jenkins: Ghost Music (VOTP) - jazz
  • Shooter Jennings: Shooter (Elektra) [08-10] - country
  • Park Jiha: Communion (Tak:til) [03-02] - modern classical
  • Jin Jim: Weisse Schatten (ACT) [06-29] - jazz
  • Jing: Adularescence (6dimensions) [02-16] - ambient
  • Cody Jinks: Lifers (Rounder) [07-27] - alt country
  • Joan as Police Woman: Damned Devotion (PIAS) [02-09] - neo-soul
  • Joan of Arc: 1984 (Joyful Noise) [06-01] - experimental
  • Thomas Johansson: Home Alone (Tammt Z) [01-22] - jazz
  • Wilko Johnson: Blow Your Mind (Chess) [06-15] - blues-rock [**]
  • Paul Jolly & Mike Adcock: Risky Furniture (33xtreme) - jazz
  • Karen Jonas: Butter (Yellow Brick) - Americana
  • Mike Jones/Penn Jillette: The Show Before the Show: Live at the Penn & Teller Theater (Capri) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Jonghyun: Poet/Artist (SM Entertainment) [01-23] - K-pop
  • Jim Jones: Wasted Talent (Vamplife/Empire) [04-13] - hip hop
  • Sheila Jordan Quartet: Lucky to Be Me (Abeat) [06-00] - vocal
  • Matt Jorgensen: Transatlantic (Origin) - jazz
  • Anders Jormin: Ama (Footprint) - jazz
  • Anders Jormin/Karin Nelson/Jonas Simonson: Tantrum (Footprint) - jazz
  • Kathryn Joseph: From When I Wake the Want Is (Rock Action) [08-10] - new folk
  • Joyfultalk: Plurality Trip (Constellation) [08-24]
  • JPEGMAFIA: Veteran (self-released) [01-19] - rap [B]
  • Judas Priest: Firepower (Columbia) [03-09] - heavy metal
  • Juice WRLD: Goodbye & Good Riddance (self-released) [05-23] - hip hop [*]
  • Jukebox the Ghost: Off to the Races (self-released) [03-30]
  • Steven Julien: Bloodline (Apron) [04-27]
  • Larry June: You're Dooing Good (Warner Bros) [03-02] - hip hop
  • Junglepussy: JP3 (self-released) [05-11] - hip hop
  • Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed (Secretly Canadian) [05-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Vic Juris: Eye Contact (SteepleChase) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Justice: Woman Worldwide (Caroline) [08-24] - pop/rock
  • Henry Kaiser/Ed Pettersen: We Call All Times Soon (Split Rock) - jazz
  • Tonu Kaljuste: Arvo Part: The Symphonies (ECM) - classical
  • Miles Kane: Coup De Grace (Virgin EMI) [08-10] - indie rock
  • Silvia Kastel: Air Lows (Blackest Ever Black) [01-26] - ambient dub
  • Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star (JCA) [10-12] - jazz
  • Kaze: Atody Man (Libra) [02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Ryan Keberle/Frank Woeste: Reverso: Suite Pavel (Phonoart) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Geoffrey Keezer Trio: On My Way to You (MarKeez) - jazz
  • Roger Kellaway Trio: New Jazz Standards Vol 3 (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Andrea Keller: Five Below Live () [07-09] - jazz
  • Ken Mode: Loved (New Damage/Season of Mist) [08-31] - noise rock
  • Myles Kennedy: Year of the Tiger ()
  • Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra: Flyin' Through Florida (Summit) - jazz
  • Key!: 777 (Hello!/DOTS) [05-04] - hip hop
  • William Ryan Key: Thirteen (self-released -EP) [05-25]
  • Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers 2 (Atlantic) [07-13] - pop rap
  • Ben Khan: BenKhan (Dirty Hit) [08-10] - alt r&b
  • Khemmis: Desolation (20 Buck Spin/Nuclear Blast) [06-22] - metal
  • Khotin: Beautiful You (self-releaswed) [07-06]
  • Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans) [01-26] - psychedelic rock
  • Angelique Kidjo: Remain in Light (Kravenworks) [06-08] - international
  • Kids See Ghosts [Kanye & Kid Cudi]: Kids See Ghosts (GOOD/Def Jam) [06-08] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • Kiefer: Happysad (Stones Throw) [06-08]
  • Kilchhofer: The Book Room (Marionette) [02-28] - ambient
  • Kimbra: Primal Heart (Warner Bros) [04-20] - art pop
  • King Crimson: Live in Vienna December 1st 2016 (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Princess: Make My Bed (Zelig) [06-15] - alt r&b
  • King Tuff: The Other (Sub Pop) [04-13] - power pop
  • King Vision Ultra: Pain of Mind (Ascetic House) [05-15] - mixtape
  • Kino: Radio Voltaire ()
  • Kira Kira: Bright Force (Libra) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Quin Kirchner: The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) [03-30] - electropop [*]
  • Klein: CC (self-released -EP) [05-26] - sound collage
  • The Kooks: Let's Go Sunshine (Lonely Cat/AWAL) [08-31]
  • Krystal Klear: The Division (Running Bark -EP) [03-19] - nu disco
  • Knelt Rote: Alterity (Headspin) [02-28] - black metal
  • Kirk Knuffke/Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jaz
  • Tony Kofi: Point Blank (The Last Music Company) - jazz
  • Gayle Kolb: Getting Sentimental (JeruJazz) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Gleb Kolyadin: Gleb Kolyadin ()
  • Konstrukt: Oryanthal (Holidays) - jazz
  • Konstrukt & Keiji Haino: A Philosophy Warping Little by Little That Way Lies a Quadmire (Karlrecords) [08-31] - jazz
  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Polina Leschenko: Deux (Alpha) [02-23]
  • Mark Kozelek: Mark Kozelek (Caldo Verde) [05-11] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Maxo Kream: Punken (TSO) [01-12] - trap rap
  • Yoni Kretzmer: Months Weeks and Days (OutNow) - jazz
  • Rich Krueger: Life Ain't That Long (Rockink) [01-26] - rock [**]
  • Krust: The Portal/Concealing Treachery (31 -EP) [01-26] - drum and bass
  • John Kruth & La Societa dei Musici: Forever Ago (Ars Spoletium) [04-09] [A-]
  • Krystal Klear: The Division (Running Back -EP) [03-19] - nu disco
  • Martin Kuchen & Anders Lindsjo: The Stork & the Chimp (Konvoj) [05-25] - jazz
  • Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio: Vinyl (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Joachim Kuhn New Trio: Love & Peace (ACT) [01-26] - jazz
  • Peter Kuhn: Dependent Origination (FMR -17) [-2017] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Kuhn Trio: Intention (FMR) [01-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Rolf Kuhn: Yellow + Blue (MPS) [06-01] - jazz
  • Kukuruz Quartet: Julius Eastman Piano Interpretations (Intakt) [06-15] - jazz
  • Femi Kuti: One People One World (Knitting Factory) [02-23] - Afrobeat [*]
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Black Times (Strut) [03-02] - afrobeat [A-]
  • Kyle: Light of Mine (Atlantic) [05-18] - pop rap [A-]
  • La Luz: Floating Features (Hardly Art) [05-11] - psychedelic rock
  • Lack the Low: One Eye Closed (Art as Catharsis) [04-19] - art pop
  • Wolfgang Lackerschmid: Studio Konzert (Neuklang) [03-23] - jazz
  • Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders: Terrible (Blue Poles) [baroque pop]
  • Natalia Lafourcade: Musas Vol 2 (Sony Mexico) [02-09] - Latin folk
  • Julian Lage: Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) [02-02] - jazz [B]
  • Lake Street Dive: Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) [05-04]
  • Lana Trio: Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Domenico Lancellotti: The Good Is a Big God () [05-04]
  • Nils Landgren: Unbreakable (ACT) - jazz
  • Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: With Animals (Heavenly/PIAS) [08-24] - singer-songwriter
  • The Last Poets: Understand What Black Is (Studio Rockers) [05-18]
  • Mary Lattimore: Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International) [05-18] - ambient
  • Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Utter (Relative Pitch) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jim Lauderdale/Roland White: Jim Lauderdale & Roland White (Yep Roc) [07-20] - country
  • Lautreamont: Silence of the Deceased (Hymns of Apocalypse) [05-07]
  • Anja Lauvdal: Mirakler (Hubro) - jazz
  • Melissa Laveaux: Radyo Siwel (No Format) [02-02]
  • Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve) [03-30] - r&b [A]
  • Azar Lawrence: Elementals (HighNote) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Lawrence: Contrast (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Lecrae & Zaytoven: Let the Trap Say Amen (Reach) [06-22] - hip hop
  • Jeremy Ledbetter Trio: Got a Light? (Alma) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Pablo Ledesma/Pepa Angelillo/Mono Hurtado/Carlo Brandan: Gato Barbieri Revisitado (Discos ICM) [07-11] - jazz [**]
  • Mike LeDonne and the Groover Quartet: From the Heart (Savant) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Amos Lee: My New Moon (Dualtone) [08-31] - pop/rock
  • Bongwool Lee: My Singing Fingers (Origin) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Buzzy Lee: Facepaint (Future Classic) [04-27] - synthpop
  • Jennifer Lee: My Shining Hour (SBE) [08-10] - jazz [B]
  • Peggy Lee: Echo Painting (Songlines) [05-15] - jazz [B]
  • Ursula K Leguin & Todd Barton: Music and Poetry of the Kesh (RVNG) [03-23]
  • Leif: Bluebird/Number 13 (TIO Series -EP) [02-09] - deep house
  • Sonia Leigh: Mad Hatter (Willing to Fly Music) - pop/rock
  • Urs Leimgruber: Broken Silence (Creative Works) - jazz
  • The Lemon Twigs: Go to School (4AD) [08-24] - pop-rock
  • Ravyn Lenae: Crush (Atlantic) [02-09] - neo-soul
  • Jinx Lennon: Grow a Pair!!! (Septic Tiger) [04-13] - folk [*]
  • Jay Leonhart: Don't You Wish (Chancellor Music) - jazz
  • Michael Leonhart: The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears (Transgressive) [06-29] - art pop
  • Edith Lettner's Freemotion: Taking Off (Artdialogue) - jazz
  • Daniel Levin/Chris Pitsiokos/Brandon Seabrook: Stomiidae (Dark Tree) - jazz [***]
  • Allegra Levy: Looking at the Moon (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk Blue (self-released) [01-08] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor: Radiant Imprints (OFF) [03-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeffrey Lewis: Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923-2010) (Don Giovanni) [04-13] - folk [A-]
  • LFU [Lisbon Freedom Unit]: Praise of Our Folly (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Lykke Li: So Sad So Sexy (RCA) [06-08] - pop [*]
  • Lice: It All Worked Out Vol 1 & 2 (Bailey -EP) [05-25]
  • Dave Liebman: Fire (Jazzline) - jazz
  • Dave Liebman/Tatsuya Nakatani/Adam Rudolph: The Unknowable (RareNoise) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Liebman/John Stowell: Petite Fleur: The Music of Sidney Bechet (Origin) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Helge Lien/Knut Hem: Hummingbird (Ozella) [02-02] - jazz
  • Lil Xan: Total Xanarchy (Columbia) [04-06] - trap rap
  • Lil Skies: Life of a Dark Rose (All We Got/Atlantic) [01-12] - trap rap
  • Lil Xan: Total Xanarchy (Columbia) [04-06] - trap rap
  • Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 2 (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) [03-09] - trap rap
  • Christian Lillingers Grund: Cor (Plaist Music) - jazz
  • Fenne Lily: On Hold (self-released) [04-06] - indie pop
  • The Liminanas: Shadow People (Because Music) [01-19] - psychedelic rock
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: Music for Empty Halls (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Andrew Lisle & Alex Ward: Doors (Copepod) - jazz
  • Lissie: Castles (Lionboy) [03-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Lithics: Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars) [05-25] - post-punk
  • Living Fossil: Never Die! (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) [06-29] - jazz [***]
  • Lo Moon: Lo Moon (Columbia) [02-23] - ambient pop
  • Logic: Bobby Tarantino II (Def Jam) [03-09] - hip hop
  • Lolina: The Smoke (self-released) [03-14] - art pop
  • Loma: Loma (Sub Pop) [02-16] - psychedelic folk
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm & Amphibians of the Everglades Featuring Gustavo Matamoros: Bow Hard at the Frog (Corbett vs Dempsey) [04-00] - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Simon Camatta: Crazy Notions (Umland) - jazz
  • Will Long: Long Trax 2 (Smalltown Supersound) [03-16] - deep house
  • The Longcut: Arrows (Deltasonic) [04-06]
  • Brandon Lopez/Matthew Nelson/Andria Nicodemou/Gerald Cleaver: The Industry of Entropy (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Ramon Lopez/Percy Pursglove/Rafal Mazur: Threefold (Not Two) [07-00] - jazz
  • Lord Huron: Vide Noir (Republic) [04-20] - indie rock
  • Lotic: Power (Tri Angle) [07-13] - electronic
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (Newville) - jazz
  • Sarah Louise: Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey) [05-11] - indie folk
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints: Scandal (Greenleaf Music) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Lovebites: Battle Against Damnation ()
  • The Lovely Eggs: This Is Eggland (self-released) [02-23] - noise pop
  • The Low Anthem: The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea (Joyful Noise) [02-23] - indie folk
  • Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender) [05-18] - alt/indie [**]
  • Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace: Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Lucero: Among the Ghosts (Thirty Tigers) [08-03]
  • Alvin Lucier: Criss-Cross/Hanover (Black Truffle) [01-26] - drone
  • Lucinate: Big Noise (King Deluxe) [04-27] - chillwave
  • Luft/Mats Gustafsson/Erwan Keravec: Inhale (Omlott) - jazz
  • Luluc: Sculptor (Sub Pop) [07-13] - indie folk
  • Lump: Lump (Dead Oceans) [06-01] - indie folk
  • Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Lunmatic Soul: Under the Fragmented Sky ()
  • Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact (Astral Spirits) [07-00] - jazz
  • Lylo: Post Era (El Rancho) [01-26] - jazz
  • Lera Lynn: Plays Well With Others (Single Lock) [06-22]
  • Papa M: A Broke Moon Rises (Drag City) [08-17] - folk
  • The Doug MacDonald Quintet/The Roger Neumann Quintet: Two Quintets: Live Upstairs at Vitello's (Blujazz -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Machine Head: Catharsis ()
  • Phil Madeira: Providence ()
  • Peter Madsen's Seven Sins Ensemble: Never Bet the Devil Your Head (Playscape) [05-01] - jazz
  • The Magic Gang: The Magic Gang (Warner UK/Yala!) [03-16] - indie rock
  • The Magic Numbers: Outsiders (Black Candy) [05-11] - rock
  • Joe Magnarelli: Magic Trick (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Janiva Magness: Love Is an Army (Blue Elan) [02-23]
  • The Maguire Twins: Seeking Higher Ground (Three Tree) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Rudi Mahall/Alexander von Schlippenbach: So Far (Relative Pitch) [03-23] - jazz
  • Mahobin: Live at Big Apple in Kobe (Libra) - jazz
  • Majesty of Silence: Zu Dunkel Fur Das Licht (Rockshots) [05-25]
  • Makeness: Loud Patterns (Secretly Canadian) [04-06] - alt dance
  • Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway: Dictator () [07-20] - alt metal
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador) [05-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Bugzy Malone: B Inspired () [08-17] - grime
  • Matt Maltese: Bad Contestant (Atlantic UK) [05-25]
  • Maluma: FAME (Sony Music Latin) [05-18] - Latin pop
  • The Manhattan Transfer: The Junction (BMG) [03-30] - vocal
  • Manic Street Preachers: Resistance Is Futile (Columbia) [04-13] - alt rock
  • Emanuele Maniscalco/Francesco Bigoni/Mark Solborg: Foil (ILK Music) - jazz
  • Debra Mann: Full Circle: The Music of Joni Mitchell (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • Many Rooms: There Is a Presence Here (Other People) [03-13] - ambient pop
  • Maps & Atlases: Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk) [06-01]
  • Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge 2: The Bitter Dose (Marci) [02-28] - hip hop
  • Yves Marcotte: Always Know Monk (self-released -17) [12-22-2017] - jazz [**]
  • Todd Marcus: On These Streets (Stricker Street) [04-27] - jazz [B]
  • Amber Mark: Conexao (PMR/Virgin EMI) [05-04] - alt r&b
  • Janne Mark: Pilgrim (ACT) [02-23] - jazz
  • Ben Markley Quartet: Basic Economy (OA2) [05-18] - jazz
  • Marmozets: Knowing What You Know Now (Roadrunner) [01-26] - alt rock
  • Johnny Marr: Call the Comet (New Voodoo) [06-15] - indie rock
  • The Ellis Marsalis Quintet: Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis (ELM) [05-02] - jazz
  • Walter Martin: Reminisce Bar & Grill (Family Jukebox) [02-16] - alt/indie [B]
  • Martyn: Voids (Ostgut Ton) - dubstep
  • Sasha Mashin: Outsidethebox (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • Gigi Masin: Kite (self-released) [02-15] - electronic
  • Nicolas Masson: Travelers (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • MAST: Thelonious Sphere Monk (World Galaxy) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • Mastersystem: Dance Music (Physical Education) [04-06] - indie rock
  • Material Girls: Leather (Irrelevant) [07-03]
  • Per Mathisen & Jan Gunnar Hoff With Horacio Hernandez: Barxeta II (Losen) [06-22] - jazz
  • Deanne Matley: Because I Loved (self-released) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Trixie Mattel: One Stone (self-released -EP) [03-15] - folk
  • Dave Matthews Band: Come Tomorrow (RCA) [06-08] - alt pop/rock
  • Halo Maud: Je Suis Une Ile (Heavenly/PIAS) [05-25] - psychedelic pop
  • John Maus: Addendum (Ribbon) [05-18] - synthpop
  • Rob Mazurek: Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers (Harmonipan) - jazz
  • Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Nashville) [03-30] - country [**]
  • Pete McCann: Pay for It on the Other Side (McCannis Music) [07-20] - jazz [*]
  • Brian McCarthy: Codex (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Capitol) [09-07] - pop/rock
  • Ernest McCarty Jr/Theresa Davis: I Remember Love ( Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Makaya McCraven: Where We Come From (Chicago X London Mixtape) (International Anthem) [07-27] - jazz
  • Solon McDade: Murals (self-released) [04-20] - jazz
  • Erin McDougald: Outside the Soiree (Miles High) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • HC McEntire: Lionheart (Merge) [01-26] - country
  • Lonnie McFadden: Live at the Green Lady Lounge (Jazz Daddy) - jazz [***]
  • Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace: The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown) [02-02] - vocal [**]
  • Bill McHenry Trio: Ben Entrada La Nit (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Nellie McKay: Sister Orchid (Palmetto) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Lori McKenna: The Tree (CN/Thirty Tigers) [07-20] - folk [A-]
  • Loreena McKennitt: Lost Souls (Quinlan Road) [05-11] - indie folk
  • John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension/Jimmy Herring: Live in San Francisco (Inpartmaint) [09-14] - jazz
  • Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (Planet Arts) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Nicolas Caloia/Jesse Stewart: Permutations (Art Stew) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Daunik Lazro/Joshua Abrams/Guillaume Seguron/Chad Taylor: A Pride of Lions (The Bridge Sessions) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: Journey to Parazzar (Not Two) [07-00] - jazz
  • Sarah McQuaid: If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Redeye) [02-02]
  • Ryan Meagher: Lost Days (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Brad Mehldau: After Bach (Nonesuch) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Mekons 77: It Is Twice Blessed (Slow Things) [04-06] - postpunk [A-]
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) [06-15] - alt/indie [B]
  • Melvins: Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac) [04-20] - alt rock
  • The Men: Drift (Sacred Bones) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Joachim Mencel Quintet: Artisena (ForTune) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes (Island) [05-25] - pop [***]
  • Efrim Manuel Menuck: Pissing Stars (Constellation) [02-02] - post-rock
  • Hailu Mergia: Lala Belu (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-09] - Africa [***]
  • Marieann Meringolo: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman (Blujazz) - jazz
  • Merzbow/Balazs Pandi/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: Cuts Up Cuts Out (RareNoise) [04-21] - jazz
  • Hendrik Meurkens/Bill Cunliffe: Cabin in the Sky (Height Advantage) - jazz
  • Mewithoutyou: [untitled] EP () [08-17]
  • Szilard Mezei Trio: Cink (FMR) [01-00] - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei Vocal Ensemble: Hotel America (Not Two) - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei Septet: Hajnali APN (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • MGMT: Little Dark Age (Columbia) [02-09] - synthpop
  • Midas Fall: Evaporate ()
  • Middle Kids: Lost Friends (Domino) [05-04] - indie rock
  • The Midnight Hour: The Midnight Hour (Linear Labs) [06-08] - 06-08
  • Mien: Mien (Rocket) [04-06] - psychedelic rock
  • Migos: Culture II (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) [01-26] - trap rap [**]
  • MIKE: Black Soap (Lex -EP) [05-25] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • MIKE: Renaissance Man (Lex) [06-21] - hip hop [*]
  • Joakim Milder/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Par-Ola Landin/Christopher Cantillo: Tradet (El Dingo) - jazz
  • The Milk Carton Kids: All the Things I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do (Anti-) [06-29]
  • Mac Miller: Swimming (Parlaphone) [08-03] - pop rap
  • Marcus Miller: Laid Back (Blue Note) [06-01] - jazz
  • Vladimir Miller/Pierpaolo Martino/Adrian Northover: The Dinner Party (FMR) [01-00] - jazz
  • Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio With Jamie Saft: Midtown Tilt (Shhpuma) - jazz [B]
  • Parker Millsap: Other Arrangements (Okrahoma) [05-04] - country [*]
  • Mimicking Birds: Layers of Us (Glacial Pace) [01-26] - indie folk
  • Nicki Minaj: Queen (Young Money/Cash Money) [08-10] - hip hop [***]
  • Ministry: AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast) [03-09] - industrial metal
  • Mind Over Mirrors: Bellowing Sun (Paradise of Bachelors) [04-05] - experimental
  • Kylie Minogue: Golden (BMG/Darenote) [04-06] - dance pop
  • Mint Field: Pasar de la Luces (Innovative Leisure) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices: Meeting of Minds (MCG Jazz) - jazz
  • Holly Miranda: Mutual Horse (Dangerbird) [02-23] - indie pop
  • Tom Misch: Geography (Beyond the Groove) [04-06] - neo-soul
  • Mist: Diamond in the Dirt (Sickmade) [02-09]
  • Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop) [06-01] - chamber pop
  • Nicole Mitchell: Maroon Cloud (FPE) [08-10] - jazz [***]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra: Ride the Wind (Nessa) [02-00] - jazz
  • Mitski: Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans) [08-17] - indie rock [B]
  • MJO Brothers Present: Hip Devotions (Blujazz -17) [10-13-2017] - jazz
  • Moaning: Moaning (Sub Pop) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Moby: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt (Mute) [03-02] - downtempo
  • Liudas Mockunas/Jacek Mazurkiewicz/Hakon Berre: Live in Warsaw (Astral Spirits) [07-00] - jazz
  • Mdou Moctar/Elite Beat: Mdou Moctar Meets Elite Beat in a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation) [05-10] - saharan [A-]
  • Mod Con: Modern Convenience ()
  • Modern Studies: Welcome Strangers (Fire) [05-18] - indie folk
  • The Modulators: Drivetime (Chant) [07-16] - jazz
  • Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert: Here Lies the Body (Rock Action) [05-11]
  • Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes: Uplift the People (Ogun) - jazz
  • Mol: Jord (Holy Roar) [04-13] - blackgaze
  • Mole: Mole (Vector Sounds) - jazz
  • Tony Molina: Kill the Lights (Slumberland) [07-27] - indie rock
  • Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job Volume 2 (Fata Morgana Music) [05-01] - jazz
  • Molly Tigre: Molly Tigre (Very Special) [05-18] - ethio-jazz [***]
  • Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) [04-27] - art pop [A-]
  • Christophe Monniot: Jericho Sinfonia (Ayler) - jazz
  • Ashley Monroe: Sparrow (Warner Nashville) [04-20] - country [B-]
  • Chris Monson: Seldom in the Well (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Thurston Moore/Adam Golebiewski: Disarm (Endless Happiness) - jazz
  • Jason Moran: Bangs (Yes) - jazz
  • Jason Moran: Looks of a Lot (Yes) - jazz
  • Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: The Astral Revelations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joey Morant: Forever Sanctified (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • MorMor: Heaven's Only Wishful (Don't Guess) [06-22] - indie pop
  • Michael Morreale: MilesSong: The Music of Miles Davis (Summit -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Morris/Chris Dadge/Jonathon Wilcke: Rural Optimism (Bug Incision) - jazz
  • Joe Morris/Rob Oxoby: Dancing With Penguins (Bug Incision) - jazz
  • Rae Morris: Someone Out There (Atlantic) [02-02] - art pop [*]
  • T Hardy Morris: Dude the Obscure (Normaltown) [06-22]
  • Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco: You're Driving Me Crazy (Legacy) [04-27] [**]
  • Sam Morrow: Concrete and Mud (Forty Below) [03-30]
  • Diane Moser: Birdsongs (Planet Arts) - jazz
  • Moskus: Mirakler ( Hubro) - jazz
  • Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestra: Helix (4th Stream) [03-24] - jazz
  • Kjetil Moster/John Edwards/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen: Different Shapes/Immersion (Va Fongool) [05-25] - jazz
  • Motorcade: Motorcade (Idol) [01-19] - post-punk
  • Mount Eerie: Now Only (PW Elverum & Sun) [03-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mourn: Sorpresa Familia (Captured Tracks) [06-15] - indie rock
  • Mournful Congregation: The Incubus of Karma (Osmose/20 Buck Spin) [03-23] - doom metal
  • Mouse on Mars: Dimensional People (Thrill Jockey) [04-13] - experimental
  • Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) [04-03] - deep house
  • Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet: Undertones (Chronograph) - jazz [**]
  • Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideals (Buzz) [08-31]
  • Munya: North Hatley (Winston Wolf) [05-04] - French pop
  • Murder by Death: The Other Shore (Bloodshot) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • David Murray Feat Saul Williams: Blues for Memo (Motema) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) [03-30] - country [B]
  • Michael Musillami Trio + 2: Life Anthem (Playscape) - jazz
  • Rachel Musson/Olie Brice: Tapering Arms Point Into the Wind (Weekertoft) [05-04] - jazz
  • Mu-Ziq: Challenge Me Foolish (Planet Mu) [04-13] - IDM
  • Kim Myhr: You/Me (Hubro -EP) - jazz
  • Myriad 3: Vera (ALMA) - jazz [*]
  • Nakhane: You Will Not Die (BMG) [03-16] - art pop
  • Nap Eyes: I'm Bad Now (Paradise of Bachelors) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Dag Magnus Narvesen: Interweaving (Not Two) - jazz
  • Nas: Nasir (Mass Appeal/Def Jam -EP) [06-15] - hip hop [**]
  • Israel Nash: Lifted (Loose) [07-27] - Americana
  • Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang) [03-30] - indie pop [A-]
  • Ted Nash Quintet: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Plastic Sax) [05-18] - jazz
  • Rico Nasty: Nasty (Sugar Trap) [06-15] - trap rap
  • The National: Boxer: Live in Brussels (4AD) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Bret Naucke: The Mansion (Spectrum Spools) [03-09]
  • Mark Nauseef: All in All in All (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive) [03-16] - neo-soul [*]
  • The Necks: Body (Northern Spy) [08-14] - post-rock [**]
  • Necros Christos: Domedon Doxomedon (Sepulchral Voice) [05-18]
  • Bishop Nehru: Elevators Act I & II () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Tami Neilson: Sassafrass! (Outside Music) [06-01] - country [**]
  • Peter Nelson: Ash Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (Outside In Music) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing (Legacy) [04-27] - country [A-]
  • Haru Nemuri: Harutosyura (Perfect) [04-11] - noise pop
  • New Faces: Straight Forward (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • New Thing Unit: For Cecil Taylor (Creative Sources) [05-00] - jazz
  • New York All-Stars Featuring Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern: Burnin' in London (Ubuntu Music) - Jjazz
  • Ne-Yo: Good Man (Motown) [06-08] - r&b
  • Patricia Nicholson/William Parker: Hope Cries for Justice (Centering) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord) [02-23] - blues [*]
  • Angelika Niescier Trio: The Berlin Concert (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Pascal Niggenkemper: Sound Within Sound/Wuppertal Diary (Fitschgetau -2CD) - jazz
  • Lucas Niggli: Alchemia Garden (Intakt) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Night Flowers: Wild Notion (Dirty Bingo) [04-13]
  • Willie Nile: Children of Paradise (River house) [07-27] - rock & roll
  • Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch (The Null Corporation) [06-22] - experimental rock
  • Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity: Live in Europe (Clean Feed -3CD) [01-00] - jazz
  • No Age: Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City) [01-26] - alt/indie [A-]
  • No Fast Food: Settings for Three (Corner Store Jazz) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • No Thank You: All It Takes to Ruin It All (Lame-O) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Nocturnal Four: Life on Earth (In+Out) - jazz
  • Nolatet: No Revenge Necessary (The Royal Potato Family) [04-27] - jazz
  • The North Texas State University Lab Band: The Road to Stan (90th Floor Records) - jazz
  • Nostrum Grocers: Nostrum Grocers (Ruby Yacht) [08-03] - abstract hip hop
  • Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop (Relapse) [08-24] - shoegaze
  • Alva Noto: Unieqav (Noton) [03-16] - glitch
  • Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass (Noton) [02-16] - ambient
  • Novelist: Novelist Guy (Mmmyeh) [04-13] - grime
  • Now Now: Saved (Trans-) [05-18] - indie pop
  • Nuance Crusaders: Reflections (Blujazz -17) [-2017] - jazz [B-]
  • Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Kate NV: [XXX] For (RVNG Intl) [06-22] - electronic
  • Uwe Oberg/Heinz Sauer: Sweet Reason (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Obnox: Templo Del Sonido (Astral Spirits) - rock
  • Alanis Obomsawin: Bush Lady (Constellation) [06-15]
  • Obscura: Diluvium (Relapse) [07-13] - metal
  • Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Of Montreal: White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood (Polyvinyl) [03-09] - synthpop
  • Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days: El Maquech (Biophilia) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Ogun Meji Duo: For Those Who Have Gone but Still Remain (CFG Multimedia) - jazz
  • Oh Sees: Smote Reverser (Castle Face) [08-17] - psychedelic rock
  • Miles Okazaki: Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonios Monk (self-released) - jazz
  • Okkervil River: In the Rainbow Rain (ATO) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Meg Okura/Sam Newsome/Jean-Michel Pilc: NPO Trio Live at the Stone (Chant) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Ima Ima (Chant) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Okzharp & Manthe Ribane: Closer Apart (Hyperdub) [07-06]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Volunteer (Columbia Nashville) [04-20] - Americana [*]
  • Cullen Omori: The Diet (Sub Pop) [08-17] - indie pop
  • Harold O'Neal: Piano Cinema (Omomuki Foundation) - jazz
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of (Warp) [06-01] - progressive electronic [*]
  • Onyx Collective: Lower East Suite Part Three (Big Dada) [06-15] - jazz
  • The Ophelias: Almost (Joyful Noise) [07-18] - indie pop
  • The Orb: No Sounds Are Out of Bounds (Cooking Vinyl) [06-22] - electronic
  • Orbital: Monsters Exist (ACP) [09-14] - electronic
  • The Orielles: Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly) [02-16] - dream pop
  • Jim O'Rourke: Sleep Like It's Winter (Newhere) [06-06]
  • Orphaned Land: Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Century Media) [01-26] - folk metal
  • Orquesta Akokan: Orquesta Akokan (Daptone) [03-30] - Cuban [***]
  • Lindi Ortega: Liberty (Shadowbox) [03-30] - americana
  • Aruan Ortiz Trio: Live in Zurich (Intakt) [03-16] - jazz
  • Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse (Carpark) [04-27] - indie rock [*]
  • Juan Andres Ospina Big Band: Tramontana (self-released) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • Otherworld Ensemble: Live at Malmitalo (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz
  • Ought: Room Inside the World (Merge) [02-16] - post-punk
  • Our Girl: Stranger Today (Cannibal Hymns) [08-17] - indie rock
  • Ovlov: Tru (Exploding in sound) [07-20] - indie rock
  • Ozuna: Aura (Sony Music Latin) [08-24] - Latin
  • Klaus Paier/Asja Valcic Quartet: Cinema Scenes (ACT) [01-26] - jazz
  • Pale Grey: Waves (JauneOrange) [02-02]
  • Pale Waves: All the Things I Never Said (Dirty Hits) [02-20] - pop rock
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren (Cuneiform) - jazz [C+]
  • Jason Palmer: At Wally's: Volume 1 (SteepleChase) [05-01] - jazz [*]
  • Jason Palmer: At Wally's: Volume 2 (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Eddie Palmieri: Full Circle (Ropeadope) [07-20] - Latin jazz
  • Panda Bear: A Day With the Homies (Domino) [01-12] - neo-psychedelia
  • Panic! at the Disco: Pray for the Wicked (Fueled by Ramen) [06-22] - pop/rock
  • Panopticon: The Scars of Man on the once Nameless Wilderness Part I and II (Nordvis) [04-06] - atmospheric black metal
  • Pariah: Here From Where We Are (Houndstooth) [07-13] - ambient
  • Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Music for David Mossman: Live at Vortex London (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Evan Parker/Eddie Prevost: Tools of Imagination (Fundacja Sluchaj) [06-11] - jazz
  • Maceo Parker: It's All About Love (Delta Music) [03-10] - jazz
  • William Parker: Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics (Gotta Let It Out) [05-00] - jazz [***]
  • Parkway Drive: Reverence (Epitaph) [05-04]
  • Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg (C Kunspyruhzy) [05-22] - funk [B]
  • Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade) [05-18] - post-punk [A-]
  • Essaie Pas: New Path (DFA) [03-16] - electronic
  • Passenger: Runaway (Nettwerk) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Ashley Paul: Lost in Shadows (Slip) [04-05]
  • Peace: Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll (Ignition) [05-04] - indie rock
  • Josh T Pearson: The Straight Hits! (Mute) [04-13] - indie rock
  • Jeremy Pelt: Noir En Rouge: Live in Paris (HighNote) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Pendant: Make Me Know You Sweet (West Mineral) [01-19] - ambient
  • The Ken Peplowski Big Band: Sunrise (Arbors) [03-09] - jazz
  • Perel: Hermetica (DFA) [04-20]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Oneness (Leo, 3CD) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Rudi Mahall: Kindred Spirits (Leo, 2CD) [08-24] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Jason Stein: Spiritual Prayers (Leo) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Perfect Beings: Vier ()
  • A Perfect Circle: Eat the Elephant (BMG) [04-20] - alt rock
  • Peripheral Vision: More Songs About Error and Shame (self-released) [03-30] - jazz
  • Permission: Sam Leak and Paula Rae Gibson (33Xtreme) - jazz
  • Houston Person & Ron Carter: Remember Love (HighNote) [07-20] - jazz [***]
  • Petal: Magic Gone (Run for Cover) [06-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Gretchen Peters: Dancing With the Beast (Scarlet Letter) [05-18] - Americana
  • Mark Peters: Innerland (Sonic Cathedral) [04-20]
  • Milan Petrovic Quartet: Emotions (Metropolis Music) - jazz
  • John Petrucelli: Presence (self-released) - jazz
  • Madeleine Peyroux: Anthem (Decca) [08-31] - jazz
  • Phantastic Ferniture: Phantastic Ferniture (Polyvinyl) [07-27] - indie pop
  • Dan Phillips Trio: Divergent Flow (Lizard Breath) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dan Phillips/Hamid Drake: Trail of Inevitability (Lizard Breath) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Grant-Lee Phillips: Widdershins (Yep Roc) [02-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Phonte: No News Is Good News (Foreign Exchange) [03-02] - hip hop
  • Phronesis: We Are All (Edition) - jazz
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Wait for Love (Epitaph) [02-16] - emo
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: Monsieur Claude: A Travel With Claude Debussy (Bonsai) - jazz
  • Matt Piet Trio: Live in Chicago (self-released) [04-25] - jazz
  • Matt Piet & His Disorganization: Rummage Out (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Matt Piet: City in a Garden (self-released) [06-15] - jazz
  • Laurence Pike: Distant Early Warning () [03-30]
  • Roberta Piket: West Coast Trio (13th Note) [04-06] - jazz [*]
  • Charles Pillow Large Ensemble: Electric Miles (MAMA) [06-22] - jazz [B]
  • Pinkshinyultrablast: Miserable Miracles (Club AC30) [05-04] - dream pop
  • Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl! (Pintch Hard) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Alberto Pinton Noi Siamo: Opus Facere (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Pitsiokos CP Unit: Silver Bullet in the Autumn of Your Years (Clean Feed) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • John Pittman: Kinship (Slammin' Media) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: Pinned (Dead Oceans) [04-13] - post-punk
  • Plan B: Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose (Atlantic) [05-04]
  • Plan B [Joe McPhee/James Keepnews/David Berger]: From Outer Space (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Chris Platt Trio: Sky Glow (self-released) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner: Faroe (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Pocket Aces: Cull the Heard (Creative Nation Music) [09-07] - jazz [**]
  • Verneri Pohjola/Mika Kallio: Animal Image (Edition) [02-23] - jazz
  • Polica/Stargaze: Music for the Long Emergency (Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive) [02-16] - chamber pop
  • Popcaan: Forever (Mixpak) [07-20] - dancehall
  • Porches: The House (Domino) [01-19] - synthpop
  • Portal: Ion (Profound Lore) [01-26] - death metal
  • Lewis Porter/Terri Lyne Carrington/John Patitucci/Tia Fuller: Beauty & Mystery (Altrisuoni) - jazz
  • Portico Quartet: Untitled (Aitaoa #2) (Gondwana -EP) [04-27] - jazz
  • Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport (PJCE) - jazz
  • Post Animal: When I Think of You in a Castle () [04-20] - psychedelic rock
  • Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) [04-27] - alt r&b [**]
  • Brigid Mae Power: The Two Worlds (Tompkins Square) [02-09] - singer-songwriter
  • Trevor Powers: Mulberry Violence (Baby Halo) [08-17] - glitch pop
  • Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past (ATO) [06-01] - pop soul
  • Prefuse 73: Sacrifices (Lex) [05-25] - electronic [B]
  • Noah Preminger: Genuinity (Criss Cross) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Preoccupations: New Material (Jagjaguwar) [03-23] - post-punk
  • Bobby Previte: Rhapsody (RareNoise) [02-25] - jazz [B]
  • PRhyme: PRhyme 2 (self-released) [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset (Dafnison) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Prime Boys: Koba World (Entertainment One) [07-27]
  • Prime Minister of Doom: Mudshadow Propaganda (Planet Uterus) [04-01] - deep house
  • Primitive Man & Unearthly Trance: Split (Relapse) [08-17] - metal
  • Primordial: Exile Amongst the Ruins ()
  • Princess Nokia: A Girl Cried Red (Rough Trade -EP) [04-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy) [04-13] - folk [A-]
  • Mark Pritchard: The Four Worlds (Warp) [03-23] - ambient
  • Proc Fiskal: Insula (Hyperdub) [06-08] - grime
  • Protoje: A Matter of Time (Easy Star) [06-29]
  • Protomartyr: Consolation (Domino -EP) [06-15] - post-punk
  • Public Access TV: Street Safari (Cinematic) [02-23] - indie rock
  • Dan Pugach Nonet: Plus One (Unit) [02-16] - jazz [B-]
  • Jure Pukl: Doubtless (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Pursuit Grooves: Felt Armour (What Rules) [03-06]
  • Pusha T: Daytona (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) [05-25] - hip hop [**]
  • Charlie Puth: Voicenotes (Atlantic) [05-11] - dance pop [*]
  • Quiet Slang: Everything Matters But No One Is Listening (Polyvinyl) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Reggie Quinerly: Words to Love (Redefinition Music) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • Santiago Quintans/Ramon Lopez: Espadas Como Labios (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Quoan: Fine Dining (Orenda) - jazz
  • R+R=Now: Collagically Speaking (Blue Note) [06-22] - electric jazz
  • Erin Rae: Putting on Airs (Single Lock) [06-08]
  • Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM (Eardruma/Interscope) [05-04] - pop rap
  • Lucy Railton: Paradise 94 (Modern Love) [03-23]
  • Raime: Am I Using Content or Is Content Using Me? (Different Circles -EP) [06-29]
  • Kristjan Randalu: Absence (ECM) [04-06] - jazz
  • Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji: Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji (Feeding Tube) [06-01] - jazz
  • Ratatet: Heroes Saints and Clowns (Ridgeway) [06-22] - jazz
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Tearing at the Seams (Stax) [03-09] - soul
  • Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites (Origin) - jazz
  • Charlie Rauh: Viriditas (Destiny) - jazz
  • Michael Rault: It's a New Day Tonight (Wick) [05-18] - power pop
  • Allen Ravenstine: Waiting for the Bomb (Morphius/ReR Megacorp) [06-29] [*]
  • Gwenifer Raymond: You Never Were Much of a Dancer (Tompkins Square) [06-25] - American primitivism
  • John Raymond & Real Feels: Joy Ride (Sunnyside) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Record Company: All of This Life (Concord) [06-22] - rock
  • Red River Dialect: Broken Stay Open Sky (Paradise of Bachelors) [02-02] - folk
  • Trippie Redd: Life's a Trip (self-released) [08-10] - cloud rap
  • Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Still Dreaming (Nonesuch) [05-25] - jazz [**]
  • Reef: Revelation ()
  • Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Rejoicer: Energy Dreams (Stones Throw) [08-31] - left-field hip-hop
  • The Rempis/Daisy Duo & Guests: Dodecahedron (Aerophonic -2CD) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Rempis/Jasper Stadhouders/Frank Rosaly: Icoci (Aerophponic) - jazz
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams: Ithra (Aerophonic) - jazz [**]
  • Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim Daisy: Throw Tomatoes (Astral Spirits) [03-20] - jazz [ A-]
  • Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Without a Trace (Origin) [03-16] - jazz
  • Steve Reich: Pulse/Quartet (Nonesuch) [02-02] - classical [*]
  • Remember Sports: Slow Buzz (Father/Daughter) [05-18]
  • The Republic of Wolves: Shrine (self-released) [03-27] - rock
  • Bob Reynolds: Quartet (self-released) [05-15] - jazz
  • Bob Reynolds: Guitar Band (self-released) - jazz
  • Bebe Rexha: Expectations (Warner Bros) [06-22] - pop [*]
  • Margo Rey: The Roots of Rey/Despacito Margo (Origin) [01-19] - jazz
  • Rhio: A Rhio Good Thing (Beso) - jazz [*]
  • Rhye: Blood (Loma Vista) [02-02] - sophisti-pop
  • Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg (Rough Trade) [06-08] - indie pop
  • Marc Ribot: Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Epitaph) [09-14] - jazz
  • Rich the Kid: The World Is Yours (Rich Forever Music/Interscope) [03-30] - hip hop
  • Stephanie Richards: Fullmoon (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Logan Richardson: Blues People (Ropeadope) [04-13] - jazz [B]
  • Kim Richey: Edgeland (Yep Roc) [03-30]
  • Ricky Eat Acid: Am I Happy Singing (self-released -EP) [04-20] - glitch
  • Ride: Tomorrow's Shore (Wichita) [02-16] - shoegaze
  • Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic) [02-23] - Americana [A-]
  • Stephen Riley: Hold 'Em Joe (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Mattias Risberg: Stamps (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Rise Against: The Ghost Note Symphonies... (Capitol/Virgin EMI) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Ritual Necromancy: Disinterred Horror (Dark Descent) [05-25] - metal
  • Emily Ritz: Pattern Recess (self-released) [04-27] - pop
  • Rival Consoles: Persona (Erased Tapes) [04-13] - microhouse [*]
  • Jack River: Sugar Mountain (Hopeless Utopian) [06-22]
  • Rivers of Nihil: Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade) [03-16] - progressive metal
  • Alasdair Roberts/Amble Skuse/David McGuinness: What News (Drag City) [03-23]
  • Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive Perspective (Inner Circle) - jazz
  • Tess Roby: Beacon (Italians Do It Better) [04-20] - ambient pop
  • Jay Rock: Redemption (TDE/Interscope) [06-15] - hip hop
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Eduardo Chagas: Holes and Cracks (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Jay Rodriguez: Your Sound: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Whaling City Sound) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Kristo Rodzevski: The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore (self-released) [05-25] - jazz [***]
  • Roller Trio: New Devices (Edition) [06-22] - jazz [*]
  • Rolling Blackouts CF: Hope Downs (Sub Pop) [06-15] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar) [03-02] - mathcore [***]
  • Michael Romeo: War of the Worlds Pt 1 (Mascot) [07-27] - progressive metal
  • Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: Rogue Star (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Caroline Rose: Loner (New West) [02-23] - indie rock
  • Daniel Rosenboom: Fine Dining (Orenda) - jazz
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Post- (Polyvinyl) [01-01] - power pop
  • Renee Rosnes: Beloved of the Sky (Smoke Sessions) [04-06] - jazz
  • Renee Rosnes & David Hajdu: Ice on the Hudsonj (SMK Jazz) - jazz
  • Ross From Friends: Family Portrait (Brainfeeder) [07-27] - deep house
  • Josh Rouse: Love in the Modern Age (Yep Roc) [04-13] - sophisti-pop
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Supermoon (Summit) - jazz
  • ROVA: In Transverse Time (Les Disques Victo) [04-06] - jazz
  • Royce Da 5'9": Book of Ryan (Entertainment One) [05-04] - hip hop [*]
  • Shamie Royston: Beautiful Liar (Sunnyside) - vocal
  • Dori Rubbicco: Stage Door Live! (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • Ruokangas/Hako0-Rita: Mono and Dialogues (Eclipse) - jazz
  • Rush Plus: The Sweat (E-Missions -EP) [06-22] - techno
  • Saba: Care for Me (Saba Pivot) [04-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova (RareNoise) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • The Jamie Saft Quartet: Blue Dream (RareNoise) [06-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Saint Jhn: Collection One (self-released) [03-30] - trap rap
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async Remodels (Milan) - jazz
  • Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi: Proton Pump (Family Vineyard) [02-02] - jazz
  • Salad Boys: This Is Glue (Trouble in Mind) [01-19] - indie rock
  • LA Salami: The City of Bootmakers (Sunday Best) [04-13]
  • Samo Salamon/Howard Levy: Peaks of Light (Sazas) - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Tony Malaby/Roberto Dani: Traveling Moving Breathing (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads) - jazz
  • Antonio Sanchez: Channels of Energy (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Cecilia Sanchietti: La Verza Via (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Arturo Sandoval: Ultimate Duets (Universal) [05-18] - jazz
  • Christian Sands: Reach Further (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Sandy's: Chime ()
  • Javier Santiago: Phoenix () [06-20] - jazz
  • Santigold: I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (Downtown) [07-27] - dancehall
  • Rafal Sarnecki: Climbing Trees (Outside In Music) [07-27] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Satriani: What Happens Next ()
  • Saxon: Thunderbolt ()
  • Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together (Damnably/ELectric Muse) [04-13] - indie rock
  • Andreas Schaerer: A Novel of Anomaly (ACT) [02-23] - jazz
  • Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues (Concord) [07-27] - blues
  • Benjamin Schmid/Andreas Martin Hofmeir: Stradihumpa (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • Silvan Schmid Quintet: At Gamut (Hatology) [04-13] - jazz
  • School Damage: A to X (Chapter music) [08-31]
  • Schnell [Pierre Borel/Antonio Borghini/Christian Lillinger]: Live at Sowieso (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Ed Schrader's Music Beat: Riddles (Carpark) [03-02] - post-punk
  • J Peter Schwalm: How We Fall (RareNoise) [06-08] - jazz [*]
  • Rob Schwimmer: Heart of Hearing (Sunken Heights Music) - jazz [B-]
  • Travis Scott: Astroworld (Epic/Grand Hustle) [08-03] - trap rap
  • The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Sweet Sister Suite (Spartacus) - jazz
  • Dolores Scozzesi: Here Comes the Sun (Café Pacific) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Screaming Females: All at Once (Don Giovanni) [02-23] - indie rock
  • The Sea and Cake: Any Day (Thrill Jockey) [05-11] - indie pop
  • The Sea the Sea: From the Light (Tone Tree) [06-01] - indie folk
  • Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin (Drag City) [01-26] - garage rock [B]
  • Ty Segall & White Fence: Joy (Drag City) [07-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Trygve Seim: Helsinki Songs (ECM) [08-31] - jazz
  • Self Defense Family: Have You Considered Punk Music (Run for Cover) [06-29] - post-punk
  • Sara Serpa: Close Up (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz
  • Serpentwithfeet: Soil (Secretly Canadian) [06-08] - alt r&b [B]
  • Serum Dreg: Lustful Vengeance (Vrasubatlat) [04-20] - death metal
  • Dave Sewelson: Music for a Free World (FMR) [08-00] - jazz
  • Shakers n' Bakers: Heart Love (Little i Music) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Shakey Graves: Can't Wake Up (Dualtone) [05-04] - Americana
  • Shame: Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans) [01-12] - post-punk [B]
  • Shannon & the Clams: Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch) [02-16] - garage rock
  • Shannon Shaw: Shannon in Nashville (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [06-08] - pop soul
  • Elliott Sharp Carbon: Transmigration at the Solar Max (Intakt) [06-15] - jazz
  • Jake Shears: Jake Shears (Freida Jean) [08-10] - dance pop
  • Andy Sheppard Quartet: Romaria (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Shinoda: Post Traumatic (Warner Bros) [06-15] - alt rap
  • The Shins: The Worm's Heart (Aural Apothecary/Columbia) [01-19] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Shipp: Zero (ESP-Disk) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Sonic Fiction (ESP-Disk) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Amanda Shires: To the Sunset (Silver Knife) [08-03] - country [***]
  • Shirt: Pure Beauty (Third Man) [02-09] - hip hop
  • Paula Shocron: Los Vinculos (Nendodangororecords) - jazz
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Years (Bloodshot) [04-06] - alt-country [*]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: On Audiotree Live (Audiotree -EP) [05-24] - alt-country [*]
  • Shopping: The Official Body (FatCat) [01-19] - post-punk [A-]
  • Wayne Shorter: Emanon (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder: The World of Dew (Human Resource) [07-20] - jazz [*]
  • Shy Layers: Midnight Marker (Beats in Space) [05-25] - synthpop
  • Shygirl: Cruel Practice (Nuxxe) [05-25] - grime
  • Sibarg Ensemble: Cipher (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • The Sidekicks: Happiness Hours (Epitaph) [05-18] - indie rock
  • Caherine Sikora & Brian Chase: Untitled: After (Chaikin) [07-13] - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva: All the Rivers: Live at Panteao Nacional (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Judy Silvano & the Zephyr Band: Lessons Learned (Unit) [07-00] - vocal
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Murmurations (Wichita) [05-11] - tech house
  • Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs (Sunnyside) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Jared Sims: The New York Sessions (Ropeadope) [10-12] - jazz
  • Marc Sinan/Oguz Buyukberber: White (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Liam Singer: Finish Him (Birdwatcher) [07-18]
  • Josh Sinton: Krasa (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • SiR: November (Top Dawg) [01-19] - neo-soul
  • SIT: Invisibility (Sushitech) [02-00] - tech house
  • Troye Sivan: Bloom (Capitol) [08-31]
  • Skadedyr: Musikk! (Hubro) [04-27] - jazz
  • Skating Polly: The Make It All Show (El Camino) [05-04] - indie rock
  • Skee Mask: Compro (Ilian Tape) [05-15] - electronica [***]
  • Skeletonwitch: Devouring Radiant Light (Prosthetic) [07-20] - thrash metal
  • Ski Mask the Slump God: Beware the Book of Eli (Republic) [05-11] - trap rap
  • The Alan Skidmore Quartet: Naima: Live in Berlin (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Skyzoo: In Celebration of Us (First Generation Rich/Empire) [02-02] - hip hop
  • Steve Slagle: Dedication (Panorama) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Slaves: Acts of Fear and Love (Virgin EMI) [08-17] - garage punk
  • Sleep: The Sciences (Third Man) [04-20] - stoner metal
  • Sloan: 12 (Yep Roc) [04-06] - power pop [B]
  • Slug: HiggledyPiggledy (Memphis Industries) [04-13] - indie pop
  • Slugdge: Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip) [03-02] - death metal
  • Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer Feat Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay: Nordub (Okeh) [04-06] - dub-jazz fusion [A-]
  • Smerz: Have Fun (XL) [03-06] - UK bass
  • Derek Smalls: Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) (BMG) [04-13] - comedy
  • Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (Monument) [01-18] - blues
  • Hughes Smith Quintet: Motion (self-released)
  • Jorja Smith: Lost & Found (FAMM) [06-08] - neo-soul
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: All in My Mind (Blue Note) [01-12] - jazz [B-]
  • Putter Smith Quintet: Night Song (GAM Music) - jazz
  • Walter Smith III: Twio (Whirlwind) [02-09] - jazz
  • Smoke DZA: Not for Sale (Babygrande) [04-20] - trap rap
  • Gary Smulyan: Alternative Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Cory Smythe/Peter Evans: Weatherbird
  • Cory Smythe/Peter Evans: Weatherbird (More Is More) [04-01] - jazz [B-]
  • Cory Smythe: Circulate Susanna (Pyroclastic) [09-29] - jazz
  • Snail Mail: Lush (Matador) [06-08] - indie rock [*]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Louisiana Vibrations (Fundacja Shuchaj) - jazz
  • Dee Snider: For the Love of Metal (Napalm) [07-27] - heavy metal
  • Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt: Jubilation (Savant) [05-04] - jazz [** ]
  • Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300) [02-16] - hip hop
  • Elza Soares: Deus E Mulher (Deckdisc) [05-18] - Brazil [A-]
  • SOB X RBE: Gangin (Empire) [02-23] - hip hop [B]
  • Soccer Mommy: Clean (Fat Possum) [03-02] - indie pop [**]
  • Sofi Tukker: Treehouse (Ultra) [04-13]
  • Soft as Snow: Deep Wave (Houndstooth) [04-06]
  • Soft Machine: Hidden Details (Moonjune) [09-08] - jazz
  • The Soft Moon: Criminal (Sacred Bones) [02-02] - darkwave
  • Sol Invictus: Necropolis (Prophecy) [03-23]
  • Martial Solal: My One and Only Love: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) - jazz
  • Solareye: All These People Are Me (A Modern Way) [05-04]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer: Baby's Party [Guest: Till Bronner (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [***]
  • Stella Sommer: 13 Kinds of Happiness (Affairs of the Heart) [08-10]
  • Songjae Son: Near East Quartet (ECM) - jazz
  • Son Lux: Brighter Wounds (City Slang) [02-09] - art pop
  • Sonar With David Torn: Vortex (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz
  • Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!) [03-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Omar Sosa: Es:sensual (Ota) - jazz
  • Pedro Sousa/Miguel Mira/Alfonso Simoes: Rajada (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (MSMSMSM/Future Classic) [06-15] - post-industrial [***]
  • Soreption: Monument of the End (Sumerian) [08-03] - metal
  • Harvey Sorgen/Joe Fonda/Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck (Not Two) [ 08-00] - jazz
  • The Sorority: Pledge (The Sorority Sound) [04-13] - hip hop
  • Mark Soskin: Upper West Side Stories (SteepleChase) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Soulwax: Essential (Deewee/PIAS) [06-22] - electro house
  • Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) [08-24] - vocal
  • Space Invadas: Wild World ()
  • Spanglish Fly: Ay Que Boogaloo! (Chaco World Music) - Latin jazz
  • Spanish Love Songs: Schmaltz (A-F) [03-23] - emo
  • Spare Snare: Sounds (Chute) [07-20]
  • Spectral [Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs]: Empty Castles (Aerophonic) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Alister Spence/Satoko Fujii: Intelset (Alister Spence Music) - jazz
  • Spider Bags: Someday Everything Will Be Fine (Merge) [08-03] - garage rock
  • Spielbergs: Distant Star (By the Time It Gets Dark) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Spin Cycle [Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen]: Assorted Colors (Sound Footing) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Stephane Spira: New Playground (Jazzmax) [09-21] - jazz
  • The Spook School: Could It Be Different? (Slumberland) [01-26] - indie pop
  • Spring Heel Jack/Wadada Leo Smith/Pat Thomas/Steve Noble: Hackney Road (Treader) - jazz
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers: Beasts of Burgundy (Southern Broadcasting) - jazz
  • Ssion: O (Dero Arcade) [05-11] - pop
  • Adam Stafford: Fire Behind the Curtain (Song by Toad) [05-04]
  • Terell Stafford: Family Feeling (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Starcrawler: Starcrawler (Rough Trade) [01-19] - alt rock
  • Candi Staton: Unstoppable (Beracah) [08-24]
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Out in the Open (Ramseur) [01-26]
  • Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline (Northern Spy) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Stein: Electroradiance (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Edgar Steinitz: Roots Unknown (OA2) [01-19] - jazz
  • Leni Stern: 3 (self-released) - jazz
  • Colin Stetson: Heriditary [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Milan) [06-08] - soundtrack
  • Michael Jefry Stevens: The Core-tet Project (Naxos) - jazz
  • Michael Jefry Stevens: Red's Blues (ARC) - jazz
  • Michael Jefry Stevens: Live at Streamside (ARC) - jazz
  • Sting & Shaggy: 44/876 (A&M) [04-20] - reggae
  • Bobo Stenson Trio: Contra La Indecision (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Stick in the Wheel: Follow Them True (self-released) [01-26] - folk
  • Todd Strait: There'll Be Some Changes Made (self-released) - jazz
  • Jon Rune Strom Quintet: Fragments (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Thomas Stronen/Time Is a Blind Guide: Lucus (ECM) [01-19] - jazz
  • Tove Styrke: Sway (Sony) [05-04] - electropop
  • Sudan Archives: Sink (Stones Throw)
  • Sugar Candy Mountain: Do Right (PIAPTK) [05-04]
  • Sugarland: Bigger (Big Machine) [06-08] - country pop
  • Tash Sultana: Flow State (Mom + Pop) [08-31] - r&b
  • Rain Sultanov & Isfar Sarbaski: Cycle (Ozella Music) - jazz
  • Kevin Sun: Trio (Ectomorph Music) [02-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop) [03-23] - pop rock [*]
  • Sunflowers: Castle Spell (Stolen Body/Only Lovers) [02-09] - garage rock
  • Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive (Merge) [02-16] - indie rock [**]
  • Superorganism: Superorganism (Domino) [03-02] - indie pop [***]
  • Suuns: Felt (Secretly Canadian) [03-02] - experimental rock
  • John Surman: Invisible Threads (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Skuli Sverrisson: Strata (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow's Daughter (Megaforce) [05-18]
  • The Sword: Used Future (Razor & Tie) [03-23] - hard rock
  • Syrinx Effect: A Sky You Could Strike a Match On (self-released) - jazz
  • Szun Waves: New Hymn to Freedom (The Leaf Label) [08-31] - club/dance
  • Table Scraps: Autonomy (Zen Ten) [02-23] - indie rock
  • Table Sugar: Collected Acknowledgements (911450/Stucco) [06-29]
  • Steven Taetz: Drink You In (Flatcar/Fontana North) - vocal
  • Midori Takada & Lafawndah: Le Renard Bleu (!K7 -EP) [08-24] - post-minimalism
  • Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) [02-09] - African [***]
  • Tom Tallitsch: Wheelhouse (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tancred: Nightstand (Polyvinyl) [06-01] - indie rock
  • Tangents: New Bodies (Temporary Residence) [06-15]
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Karma for Cheap (New West) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Tatakai Trio [Kuchen/Lindsjo/Strid]: Happi (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Tax the Heat: Change Your Position ()
  • Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing (Domino) [04-20]
  • Chad Taylor: Myths and Morals (Ears & Eyes) [05-11] - jazz
  • Ebo Taylor: Yen Ara (Mr Bongo) [04-06] - African [**]
  • Teyana Taylor: KTSE () [06-23] - r&b
  • Tech N9ne: Planet (Strange) [03-02] - hip hop
  • Teen Creeps: Birthmarks (PIAS) [04-06]
  • Teenage Wrist: Chrome Neon Jesus () [03-09]
  • The Temperance Movement: A Deeper Cut ()
  • Tenderlonious/James 'Creole' Thomas: The Shakedown/Omas Sextet (22a)
  • Jimi Tenor: Order of Nothingness (Philophon) - jazz
  • Tesseract: Sonder (Kscope) [04-20] - progressive metal
  • Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson: Deuce (Origin) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Henri Texier: Sand Woman (Label Bleu) [02-00] - jazz
  • Therion: Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast) [01-26] - metal
  • They Might Be Giants: I Like Fun (Idlewild) [01-19] - indie pop
  • Thiefs: Graft (Le Greffe) (Jazz & People) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Thievery Corporation: Treasures From the Temple (ESL) [04-20] - electronic
  • The Thing: Again (Trost/The Thing) - jazz [A-]
  • Pat Thomas: Stella by Starligh: Live in Cerkno (Klopotec) [05-00] - jazz
  • Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers (New West) [09-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Tracey Thorn: Record (Merge) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • The Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet: Sweet Oranges (Not Two) - jazz
  • Henry Threadgill: Double Up Plays Double Up Plus (Pi) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumbscrew: Ours (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumbscrew: Theirs (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Thunderpussy: Thunderpussy (Stardog Republic) [05-25]
  • Steve Tibbetts: Life Of (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Tigercats: Pig City (El Segell del Primavera) [05-11]
  • The Tiki Collective: Muse (Vesuvius Music/Slammin' Media) - jazz [B-]
  • John Tilbury/Michael Duch/Eddie Prevost: Landmark (+3dB) [06-22] - jazz
  • Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods (RCA) [02-02] - r&b
  • Tinashe: Joyride (RCA) [04-13] - alt r&b
  • Tiny Moving Parts: Swell (Triple Crown/Big Scary Monsters) [01-26] - emo
  • Keith Tippett: Live in Triest (Klopotec) [01-00] - jazz
  • Tirzah: Devotion (Domino) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • Titus Andronicus: A Productive Cough (Merge) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Tomb Mold: Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin) [06-08] - death metal
  • Tomberlin: At Weddings () [08-10] - singer-songwriter
  • Tonbruket: Live Salvation (ACT) [04-27] - jazz
  • Topdown Dialectic: Topdown Dialectic (Peak Oil) [06-08]
  • Rafael Toral/Hugo Antunes/Joao Pais Filipe/Ricardo Webbens: Space Quartet (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Toronto Jazz Orchestra: 20 (self-released) - jazz
  • Bjorn Torske: Byen (Smalltown Supersound) [07-13] - left-field house
  • Toto Bona Lokua: Bondeko (No Format) [01-19]
  • Sidi Toure: Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey) [03-23] - Afridcan [**]
  • Towkio: WWW (Republic) [02-23] - pop rap
  • Tracy Anne & Danny: Tracy Anne & Danny (Merge) [05-25] - indie pop
  • Meghan Trainor: Treat Myself (Epic) [08-31] - pop
  • Trembling Bells: Dungeness (Tin Angel) [03-30]
  • Tremonti: A Dying Machine ()
  • Tribulation: Down Below (Century Media) [01-26] - gothic metal
  • Joshua Trinidad: In November (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Trophy Eyes: The American Dream (Hopeless) [08-03] - pop punk
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace ()
  • Trouble & Mike Will Made It: Edgewood (Eardruma/Interscope) [03-23] - trap rap
  • Gianluigi Trovesi: Mediterraneamente (Dodiciilune) [03-12] - jazz
  • Mikolaj Trzaska & Seymour Wright: 12.9.16 (Otoroku) [01-00] - jazz
  • TT: LoveLaws (LoveLeaks) [05-18] - indie pop
  • Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD) [01-19] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Tunng: Songs You Make at Night (Full Time Hobby) [08-24] - indie pop
  • Turbowolf: The Free Life (Silva Screen) [03-09] - psychedelic rock
  • Frank Turner: Be More Kind (Xtra Mile) [05-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Turnstile: Time & Space (Roadrunner) [02-23] - hardcore punk [*]
  • Twin Shadow: Caer (Reprise) [04-27] - synthpop
  • Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call) [01-12] - indie rock
  • Steve Tyrell: A Song for You (New Design) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Uada: Cult of the Dying Sun (Eisenwald) [05-25] - melodic black metal
  • Kali Uchis: Isolation (Virgin EMI) [04-06] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Lisa Ullen: Piano Works (Disorder) - jazz
  • Uncivilized: Uncivilized Plays Peaks (Unciv Music) [07-01] - jazz
  • Underoath: Erase Me (Fearless) [04-06] - post-hardcore
  • Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline -EP) [07-28] - techno [**]
  • Uniform: The Long Walk (Sacred Bones) [08-17] - industrial rock
  • Uniform & the Body: Mental Wounds Not Healing (Sacred Bones) [06-08] - drone metal
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2018 Radio Broadcasts (self-released) - jazz
  • University of Toronto 12Tet: When Day Slips Into Night (UofT Jazz) [09-07] - jazz
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar) [04-06] - neo-psychedelia
  • Uon: Uon (West Mineral -EP) [05-10] - ambient dub
  • Upsammy: Another Place (self-released -EP) [02-22] - ambient techno
  • Keith Urban: Graffiti U (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville) [04-27] - country pop
  • US Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD) [02-16] - art pop [**]
  • Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Ogrim/Anders Borg: Oslo Haerverk (Simlas) - jazz
  • Matthew V: The Fifth (604) - pop
  • The Vaccines: Combat Sports (Columbia) [03-30] - indie rock
  • Vakula: Metaphors (Leleka) [03-00] - ambient
  • Manuel Valera: The Planets (Mavo) - jazz
  • Vandermark & Snow: Duol (Audiographic) [04-19] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Klaus Kugel/Mark Tokar: No-Exit Corner (Not Two) [08-00] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork 2/Homework 1 (Audiographic -3CD) [07-16] - jazz
  • Marije Van Dijk: The Stereography Project Feat Jeff Taylor and Katell Keinig (Hert) - jazz [B]
  • VanJess: Silk Canvas (self-releaswed) [07-27] - r&b
  • Andreas Varady: The Quest (Resonance) - jazz
  • Varg: Crush (Posh Isolation) [06-22] - minimal techno
  • Varsity: Parallel Person (Babe City) [04-27]
  • Mike Vax & Ron Romm: Collaboration (Summit) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Vein: Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities) [06-22] - metalcore
  • Laura Veirs: The Lookout (Raven Marching Band) [04-13] - indie folk
  • Venetian Snares/Daniel Lanois: Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois (Timesig/Planet Mu) [05-04]
  • Vin Venezia: Fifth and Adams (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Robin Verheyen: When the Birds Leave (Universal) - jazz
  • Vermilia: Katkyt (self-released) [06-28] - atmospheric black metal
  • Verve Jazz Ensemble: Connect the Dots (Lightgroove Media) [07-20] - jazz
  • Andres Vial: Andres Vial Plays Thelonious Monk: Sphereology Volume One (Chromatic Audio) [09-28] - jazz
  • Will Vinson: It's Alright With Three (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me the Truth (Skyline) - jazz
  • Jerry Vivino: Coast to Coast (Blujazz) - jazz
  • Vixx: Eau De Vixx (Jellyfish) [04-17]
  • The Voidz: Virtue (RCA) [03-30] - hypnagogic pop
  • Jay T Vonada: United (Summit) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years (Intakt) [04-20] - jazz
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Dag Magnus Narvesen: Not Two () [J|jazz]
  • Luzia Von Wyl Ensemble: Throwing Coins (Hatology) [08-24] - jazz
  • Cuong Vu 4Tet: Change in the Air (RareNoise) - jazz
  • Hana Vu: How Many Times Have You Driven By (Luminette) [06-26]
  • Larry Vuckovich: Serenade in Blue (Quicksilver) - jazz
  • VWCR [Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley/Sylvie Courvoisier/Tom Rainey]: Noise of Our Time (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune) [06-15] - downtempo
  • Mark Wade Trio: Moving Day (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Wagner: Toot Suite (Jump City Music) - jazz
  • Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner's Floating Holiday (MEII) - jazz [B]
  • Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [B-]
  • Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans) [05-18] - psychedelic folk
  • Walking Papers: WP2 ()
  • Johannes Wallmann: Love Wins (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Joanna Wallfisch: Blood & Bone (self-released) - jazz
  • Walton: Black Lotus (Tectonic) [07-06]
  • Tim Warfield: Jazzland (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Warmduscher: Whale City (The Leaf Label) [06-01] - indie punk
  • Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Salim Washington: Dogon Revisited (Passin' Thru) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Marcin Wasilewski: Live (ECM) - jazz
  • Waterparks: Entertainment (Equal Vision) [01-26] - pop rock
  • Patty Waters: 6.12.17 (OTOroku) [04-09] - jazz
  • Kobie Watkins: Movement (Origin) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Watson: Now That I'm a River (Moshi Moshi) [05-18] - chamber pop
  • We Are Scientists: Megaplex (100%) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Cory Weeds Little Big Band: Explosion (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy (XO/Republic -EP) [03-30] - alt r&b [*]
  • James Weidman: Spiritual Impressions (Inner Circle) - jazz
  • Weird Beard [Florian Egli/Dave Gisler/Martina Berther/Rico Bauman]: Orientation (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Dan Weiss: Starebaby (Pi) [04-06] - jazz [B]
  • Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas: Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas (Smalltown Supersound) [07-20] - downtempo
  • Kanye West: Ye (Def Jam/GOOD Music -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [*]
  • Kate Westbrook: Granite (Westbrook) - vocal
  • Mike Westbrook & the Uncommon Orchestra: In Memory of Lou Gare (Westbrook) - jazz
  • Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra: Turkish Delight (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Wet: Still Run (Columbia) [07-13] - indie electronica
  • Wet Tuna: Livin' the Die (Feeding Tube) [03-23]
  • Tierra Whack: Whack World (UMGRI/Interscope -EP) [05-30] - pop rap [***]
  • Jack White: Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia) [03-23] - blues rock
  • Dr Michael White: Tricentennial Rag (Basin Street) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Paul White: Rejuvenate (R&S) [04-27]
  • Xylouris White: Mother (Bella Union) [01-19] - avant-folk
  • White Denim: Performance (City Slang) [08-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan (Bloodshot) [03-02]
  • Whyte Horses: Empty Worlds (CRC) [03-09] - indie pop
  • Gin Wigmore: Ivory (Island) - alt pop
  • Havard Wiik Trio: This Is Not a Waltz (Moserobie) - jazz
  • Wild Beasts: Last Night All My Dreams Came True (Domino) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • Wild Nothing: Indigo (Captured racks) [08-31] - dream pop
  • Wild Pink: Yolk in the Fur (Tiny Engines) [07-20] - indie pop
  • Dan Wilensky: Good Music (Polyglot Music) - jazz
  • Wiley: Godfather II () [04-27] - grime
  • Alan Wilkinson/John Edwards/Steve Noble: 3 of a Kind (Bo'Weavil) - jazz
  • Van William: Countries (Fantasy) [01-19] - americana
  • Buster Williams: Audacity (Smoke Sessions) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Kamaal Williams: The Return (Black Focus) [05-25] - jazz fusion [**]
  • Marlon Williams: Make Way for Love (Dead Oceans) [02-16] - chamber folk
  • Mars Williams/Tollef Ostvang: Painted Pillars (Stone Floor) [06-15] - jazz
  • Jess Williamson: Cosmic Wink (Mexican Summer) [05-11] - indie folk
  • Kathy Willis: Back Being Blue (Premium) [05-18] - country
  • Jenny Wilson: Exorcism (Gold Metal) [03-23] - glitch pop
  • Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds (Bella Union) [03-02] - psychedelic rock
  • Norma Winstone: Descansado: Songs for Films (ECM) [02-16] - vocal
  • Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow (Fire) [06-08] - art pop
  • Garrett Wingfield's Octopod: Monoliths and Sepulchres (self-released) - jazz
  • Mark Wingfield: Tales From the Dreaming City (Moonjune) [06-00] - jazz
  • Mark Winkler: Eastern Standard Time (Cafe Pacific) - vocal
  • The Winter Sounds: Maximum Reality (Logica Sonica Music) - pop
  • Winterfylleth: The Hallowing of Heirdom (Candlelight) [04-06]
  • Larry Wish: How More Can You Need? (Field Hymns) [04-01]
  • Witch Prophet: The Golden Octave (88 Days of Fortune) [05-18]
  • Jeff Witscher: Approximately 1000 Beers (Salon) [06-30]
  • Florian Wittenburg: Four Waves (NurNichtNur) - jazz
  • Andrew WK: You're Not Alone (Sony) [03-02] - math rock
  • Frank Woeste: Reverso: Suite Ravel (Phonoart) - jazz
  • Ksawery Wojcinski & Wojciech Jachna: Conversation With Space (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-28] - jazz
  • Michael Wollny Trio: Oslo (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • Michael Wollny Trio: Live: Wartburg (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • The Wombats: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (Kobalt) [02-09] - indie pop
  • The Wonder Years: Sister Cities (Hopeless) [04-06] - alt rock
  • Alison Wonderland: Awake (Universal Australia) [04-06] - trap
  • Wooden Shjips: V (Thrill Jockey) [05-25] - psychedelic rock
  • Donovan Woods: Both Ways (Meant Well) [04-20]
  • WoodWired: In the Loop (UT Arlington) - jazz [**]
  • Nate Wooley & Torben Snekkestad: Of Echoing Bronze (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-28] - jazz
  • Woolymammoth: Filling Spots (Alpha Pup) [03-23]
  • WorldService Project: Serve (Rare Noise) [04-27] - jazz [C-]
  • Wreckless Eric: Construction Time & Demolition (Southern Domestic) [04-06] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Wrong: Feel Great () [04-13]
  • Wulfband: Revolter (Progress Productions -17) [11-24-2017] - synthpunk
  • Wussy: Getting Better (Damnably -EP) [03-27] - rock [*]
  • Wussy: What Heaven Is Like (Shake It) [05-18] - rock [***]
  • Wye Oak: The Louder I Call the Faster It Runs (Merge) [04-06] - indie pop [*]
  • The Xcerts: Hold on to Your Heart (Raygun) [01-19] - power pop [B]
  • XOR Gate: Conic Sections (Tresor) - electronica
  • XXXtentacion: ? (Best Vibes Forever) [03-16] - alt r&b
  • Yamantaka//Sonic Titan: Dirt (Paper Bag) [03-23] - progressive rock
  • Years & Years: Palo Santo (Polydor) [06-06] - synthpop [B]
  • YFN Lucci: Ray Ray From Summerhill (Think It's a Game/Warner Bros) [03-09] - hip hop
  • YG: Stay Dangerous (Def Jam) [08-03] - hip hop
  • Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On (Matador) [03-18] - shoegazing [**]
  • Yob: Our Raw Heart (Relapse) [06-08] - doom metal
  • Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation: Pictures at an African Exhibition (Truth Revolution) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • Olden Yolk: Olden Yolk (Trouble in Mind) [02-23] - neo-psychedelia
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Paal Nilssen-Love: 19th of May 2016 (PNL) [05-15] - jazz
  • YoshimiO/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur (Thrill Jockey) [02-23] - [**]
  • Young Echo: Young Echo (self-released) [02-02]
  • Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) [03-09] - neo-soul [A-]
  • The Young Mothers: Morose (Self Sabotage) [06-22] - jazz
  • Young Galaxy: Down Time (self-released) [04-06] - synthpop
  • Young Thug: Slime Language (Young Stoner Life/300 Entertainment) [08-17] - trap rap
  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Until Death Call My Name (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [04-27] - hip hop [**]
  • Adrian Younge: Adrian Younge Presents... (Linear Labs) [07-27] - r&b
  • Youth Man: Five Songs (Alcopop! -EP) [06-29] - alt/indie
  • Yuno: Noodle (Sub Pop) [06-15] - indie pop
  • Peter Zak Quartet: One Mind (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Z-Country Paradise: Live in Lisbon (Leo) - jazz
  • Brandy Zdan: Secretear (Tallest Man)
  • Zeal and Ardor: Stranger Fruit (Radicals) [06-08] - avant metal
  • Denny Zeitlin: Wishing on the Moon (Sunnyside) [05-11] - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: Yo Soy La Tradicion (Miel Music) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Patrick Zimmerli: Clockworks (Songlines) - jazz
  • Ratko Zjaca: Life on Earth (In+Out) - jazz
  • Zola Jesus: Okovi: Additions (Sacred Bones) [04-06] - glitch pop
  • John Zorn: In a Convex Mirror (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Masada Book 3: The Book Beriah (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Urmuz Epigrams (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Zs: Noth (Social Noise) [02-01] - noise
  • Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) [02-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Congo Revolution: African Latin Jazz and Funk Sounds From the Two Congos (1957-73) (Soul Jazz) [04-21] - African
  • Patina Echoes (Timedance) [05-25]
  • Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin (MCA Nashville) [04-06]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Kaoru Abe/Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979, Odion Livingstone) [07-29] - afrobeat
  • Michael Adkins Quartet: Flaneur (Hatology) [01-00] - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: Pops Is Tops: The Complete Verve Studio Albums and More (1957, Verve, 4CD) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: Live in Berlin (1979, ITM Archives -2CD) [04-23] - jazz
  • Mulatu Astatke and His Ethiopian Quintet: Afro-Latin Soul (1966, Strut) - jazz
  • Mulatu Astatke and His Ethiopian Quintet: Afro-Latin Soul Vol 2 (1966, Strut) - jazz
  • Autechre: NTS Sessions 1-4 (Warp) [04-26] - electronic
  • Albert Ayler/Peter Brotzmann: Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe/Fragments of Music Life and Death of Albert Ayler (Jazzwerkstatt -2CD) - jazz
  • Choi Sun Bae Quartet: Arirang Fantasy (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Derek Bailey/Evan Parker: The London Concert (1975, Otoroku) [05-00] - jazz
  • Derek Bailey/Jamie Muir: Dart Drug (1981, Honest Jon's) [06-00] - jazz
  • Chet Baker: Live in London Volume II (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Gordon Beck Quartet: When Sunny Gets Blue (1968, Turtle) [05-18] - jazz
  • Gordon Beck: Jubilation! Trios Quartets and Septets in Session 1964-1984 (Turtle) - jazz
  • Derek Bailey & Company: Klinker (2000, Confront) [03-14] - jazz [B]
  • Richie Beirach: Inborn (1989, Jazzline -2CD) [04-13] - jazz
  • Belle & Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3) (Matador) [02-16] - indie pop
  • Paul Bley Trio: Bremen '66 (1966, Hi Hat) [05-00] - jazz
  • David Bowie: Welcome to the Blackout... (Sony) [06-29] - art rock
  • Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House) [03-02] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Willisau) 1991 Studio (Hatology 2CD) [04-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Anthony Braxton: The Essential Anthony Braxton: The Arista Years (Arista/Legacy) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Peter Brotzmann Octet: Machine Gun (1968, Cien Fuegos) [04-27] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann Octet: Machine Gun: Alternate Takes (1968, Cien Fuegos) [04-27] - jazz
  • Buffalo Springfield: What's That Sound? Complete... (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-29] - country-rock
  • Kenny Burrell: A Generation Ago Today (1966-67, Verve) [01-25] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Home Boy Sister Sounds (1985, Wewantsounds) - jazz [***]
  • Don Cherry: At Bracknell Jazz Festival (19868, Klimt) [03-26] - jazz
  • Gene Clark: Gene Clark Sings for You (Omnivore) [06-15] - rock [B]
  • Dennis Coffey: One Night at Morey's (Omnivore) [06-08] - funk
  • Ornette Coleman: The Atlantic Years (Atlantic/Rhino) [05-25] - jazz
  • Ornette Coleman Trio: Live Manchester Free Trade Hall 1966 (Timeless -2CD) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (1963, Impulse) [06-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Lol Coxhill/Raymond MacDonald: Morphometry (Glo-Spot) - jazz
  • Holger Czukay: Cinema (Gronland) [03-23]
  • Barbara Dane: Hot Jazz Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways -2CD) [02-16] - vocal
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour [The Bootleg Series Vol 6] (Legacy) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Detail [John Stevens/Johnny Mbizio Dyani/Frode Gjerstad]: Detail 83 (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • Jean Dubuffet: Musical Experiences (1973, Cacophonic) - jazz
  • Bob Dylan: Live 1982-1986: Rare Performance... (Columbia/Legacy) [07-27] - folk-rock
  • Brian Eno: Music for Installations (UMC) [05-04] - ambient
  • Duke Ellinigton and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows Vol 25 (Storyville) - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: In Coventry (Storyville) - jazz
  • Entourage: Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes 1972-1977 (Tompkins Square) [03-23]
  • EST: Retrospective: The Very Best of EST (ACT) - jazz
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (Verve) [04-20] - vocal
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at Zardi's (1958, Verve) [04-21] - vocal
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Rome; The Birthday Concert (1988, Verve) - vocal
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Cheek to Cheek (Verve) - jazz
  • The Flaming Lips: Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Rhino/Warner Bros) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Erroll Garner: Nightconcert (1964, Mack Avenue) [07-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Asnake Gebreyes: Ahadu (Buda Musique) [06-05] - Ethiopian
  • Michael Gibbs With the Gary Burton Quartet: Festival 69 (Turtle) - jazz
  • The Gladiators: Symbol of Reality (1982, Omnivore) [04-20] - reggae [**]
  • Goldfrapp: Silver Eye [Deluxe Edition] (Mute) [07-06] - electropop
  • Vinny Golia: Live at the Century City Playhouse - Los Angeles 1979 (Dark Tree) - jazz
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Tokyo 1975 (1975, Elemental Music) [07-13] - jazz [***]
  • Dexter Gordon: In the Cave (Nederlands Jazz Archief) [06-20] - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Grateful Dead/Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: The Best of the Grateful Dead Live (Rhino)
  • Grant Green: Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's (Resonance) - jazz
  • Grant Green: Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) (Resonance) - jazz
  • Vince Guaraldi: The Complete Warner Bros: Seven... (Omnivore) [07-06] - jazz
  • Beaver Harris-Don Pullen 360° Experience: A Well Kept Secret (1984, Corbett vs Dempsey) [J|jazz]
  • Teppo Hauta-aho/Mikael Helasvuo/Antero Honkanen/Jarmo Sermila/Edward Vesala: Ode to Marilyn (1973, Svart) [06-00] - jazz
  • Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides of the Sky (Legacy) [03-09] - rock
  • Chris Hillman: The Asylum Years (Omnivore)
  • Kang Tae Hwan: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Millie Jackson: Exposed: The Multi-Track Sessions Mixed by Steve Levine (1972-79, Ace) - r&b [B]
  • Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: After the Fall (ECM, 2CD) [03-02] - jazz [**]
  • Bunk Johnson: Rare & Unissued Masters Volume One (1943-1945) (American Music) [04-21] - jazz
  • Hank Jones: In Copenhagen: Live at Jazzhus Slukefter 1983 (Storyville) [04-06] - jazz
  • Steve Khan: Public Access/Headline/Crossings (BGO) - jazz
  • Roland Kirk: Triple Threat (1956, Bethlehem) - jazz
  • Roland Kirk: Domino (1962, DOL) - jazz
  • Lee Konitz: Prisma: By Guenter Buhles (2000, QFTF) [04-27] - jazz [B]
  • Ernie Krivda and Swing City: A Bright and Shining Moment (Capri) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Lacy: Stamps (1979, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [04-00] - jazz
  • Steve Lacy/Yuji Takahasi/Takehisa Kosugi: 1975, Distant Voices (Aguirre) [05-16] - jazz
  • Harold Land: A New Shade of Blue (We Want Sounds) - jazz
  • Laraaji: Vision Songs Vol 1 (Numero) [01-19] - ambient pop
  • Bob Marley: Kaya 40 (Island) - reggae
  • Wynton Marsalis Septet: United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas (2003-07, Blue Engine) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Hugh Masekela: Masekela '66-'76 (Wrasse -3CD) [03-30] - jazz
  • Cecil McBee: Mutima (1973, Everland Jazz) [03-15] - jazz
  • Tommy McCook & the Agrovators: Super Star/Disco Rockers (1977, Pressure Sounds) [02-00] - reggae [**]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Matthew Shipp: Accelerated Projection (2005, RogueArt) [01-00] - jazz
  • Thelonioous Monk: Monk (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance) [01-26] - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: One Night in Italy (Resonance) - jazz
  • Zbigniew Namyslowski the Q: Open (1987, Warner Music Poland) [04-27] - jazz
  • Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson: The Haunt (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Willie Nelson: Things to Remember: The... (Real Gone MUsic) [07-13] - country
  • Buck Owens: Country Singer's Prayer (Omnivore) [08-17] - country
  • Pablo's Eye: Bardo for Pablo (Stroom) [06-25] - drum and bass
  • Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han Bennink: The Topography of the Lungs (1970, Otoroku) - jazz
  • Evan Parker: Evan Parker With Birds: For Steve Lacy (2004, Treader) - jazz
  • William Parker: Voices Fall From the Sky (1993-2018, AUM Fidelity, 3CD) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Jaco Pastorius: Invitation (1983, Music on Vinyl) [02-22] - jazz
  • Pet Shop Boys: Behaviour: Further Listening (Parlophone) [08-31] - alt dance
  • Pet Shop Boys: Bilingual: Further Listening (Parlophone) [08-31] - alt dance
  • Pet Shop Boys: Very: Further Listening (Parlophone) [08-31] - alt dance
  • Oscar Peterson/Illinois Jacquet/Herb Ellis: Blues in Chicago 1955 (Verve) - jazz
  • Liz Phair: Girly-Sound to Guyville (Matador, 3CD) [05-04] - indie rock [A-]
  • Liz Phair: The Girly Sound Tapes (Matador) [05-04] - indie rock [***]
  • Barre Phillips/Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My Those Boys! (1994, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Prince: Anthology: 1995-2010 (NPG/Legacy) [08-17] - r&b
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith With Sam Butera and the Witnesses: The Wildest Show at Tahoe (1957, Vinyl Lovers) - jazz
  • Professor Rhythm: Professor 3 (1991, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) [06-01] - African [A-]
  • Don Pullen: New Beginnings (Spectra Music Group) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Astro Black (1973, Modern Harmonic) [04-21] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions: New York City 19793 (Modern Harmonic -2CD) [J|jazz]
  • Sun Ra: Exotica (Modern Harmonic) [02-23] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (1979, Cosmic Myth) [03-22] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Janus (1963-70, ORG Music) [01-29] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams (Strut) [03-16] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Of Mythic Worlds (1978-79, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [03-20] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Sun Embassy (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (Enterplanetary Koncepts) - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: At Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow (1961-62, Grey Scale) [03-02] - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Discipline 99 (Out Beyond the Kingdom Of) (1974, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [04-02] - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: On Jupiter (1979, Art Yard) - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Taking a Chance on Chances (1977-78, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [02-09] - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arestra: Sun Embassy (1968-69, Roaratorio) [02-00] - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Galactic Infinity Arkestra: Perform Nuclear War + Ra to the Rescue ( 1983, The Loathed Sound Department) - jazz
  • Otis Redding: Dock of the Bay Sessions (Rhino) [05-18] - soul [***]
  • John Renbourn: Live in Kyoto 1979 (Drag City) [06-22] - British folk
  • Happy Rhodes: Ectotrophia (Numero) [07-06] - alt pop
  • Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks: 15 Years Edition (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-11]
  • Sonny Rollins: Way Out West [Deluxe Edition] (Craft) [01-27] - jazz [A]
  • Rose Garden: Trip Through the Rose Garden (Omnivore) [06-15] - pop/rock
  • Paul Rutherford/Ken Vandermark/Torsten Muller/Dylan Van Der Schyff: Are We in Diego? (Whirrboom) - jazz
  • Pharoah Sanders: Juan Les Pin Jazz Festival '68 (Hi Hat) [05-00] - jazz
  • Maria Schneider/SWR Big Band: Big Bands Live (2000, Jazzhaus -2CD) [03-09] - jazz
  • Woody Shaw: Tokyo '81 (Elemental Music) [06-29] - jazz [**]
  • Achie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio: Conversations ( 1999, Black Sweat) [07-07] - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: Symbol Systems (Hatology) - jazz
  • Shoes: Black Vinyl Shoes: Anthology (Cherry Red) - power pop
  • Judee Sill: Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Run Out Groove) [04-06]
  • Nina Simone: The Colpix Singles (Stateside -2CD) - jazz
  • Keely Smith: Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (Real Gone Music) [06-01] - vocal
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots (03-16) [03-16] - alt/indie
  • Esbjorn Svensson Trio: EST Live in London (2005, ACT, 2CD) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Cecil Taylor: Complete Live at the Cafe Montmartre (1962, Essential Jazz Classics -2CD) [07-20] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Poschiavo (1999, Black Sun) [04-16] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Conversations With Tony Oxley (2008, Jazzwerkstatt) [04-23] - jazz
  • Nino Tempo: Purveyor of Balladry: The Best of Nino Tempo on Atlantic (Omnivore) [04-13]
  • This Heat: Repeat/Metal (Light in the Attic) [08-03]
  • David Toop + Paul Burwell: Suttle Sculpture (1977, Logos/Sub Rosa) [01-00] - jazz
  • Stan Tracey: Alone & Together With Mike Osborne: Live at Wigmore Hall 1974 (1974, Cadillac -2CD) [06-09] - jazz
  • A Tribe Called Quest: Revised Quest for the Seasoned Traveller (1989-91, Jive/Legacy) [07-20] - hip hop [***]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Best of the Jazz Heritage Series Volume 1 (self-released) - jazz
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbah/Aki Takase: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Bill Warfield Big Band: For Lew (1990-2014, Planet Arts) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Webster: Valentine's Day 1964 Live! (Dot Time) [04-27] - jazz
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band: The Last Night at the Old Place (Cadillac) [05-25] - jazz
  • Teddy Wilson: Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-42 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years 1970-1991 (Madfish Music) - jazz
  • Neil Young: Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live (1973, Reprise) [04-24] - rock [A-]
  • 15 Years of the Bunker (The Bunker New York) [02-16] - techno
  • African Scream Contest (Analog Africa) [06-01] - African
  • American Folk [Original Soundtrack] () - folk
  • Art of the Uncarved Block Winter Compilation (Art of the Uncarved Block) [03-03]
  • C89 (Cherry Red) [07-27] - pop/rock
  • Calm Waters Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas: A Whaling City Sampler (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Johnny Cash: Forever Words (Columbia) [04-06]
  • Dr Demento Covered in Punk (Demented Punk) [01-12]
  • For Disco Only: Indie... (Craft) [08-24] - disco
  • Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (Soundway) [03-09] - South Africa
  • In Death's Dream Kingdom (Houndstooth) [01-26] - ambient
  • Innerpeace: Rare Spiritual Funk and Jazz Gems (Wewantsounds) - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz (World Music Network) [04-21] - African jazz
  • The Rough Guide to the Best Country Blues You've Never Heard (World Music Network) [03-30] - blues [***]
  • The Savory Collection Vol 4: Embraceable You: Bobby Hackett and Friends (National Jazz Museum of Harlem) - jazz [A-]
  • Self-Salvation (Genome 6.66 Mbp) [02-23]
  • Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group) - jazz
  • Teen Expo: The Cleopatra... (Numero) [08-17] - rock & roll
  • The ThousandIncarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo (1963-1974) (Craft) - folk
  • Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991 (Music From Memory) [03-31] - art pop
  • Waystation Compilation: Sequence I (Nostro Hood System) [02-02] - reggaeton
  • We Out Here (Brownswood) [02-09] - jazz [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 1147
  • Priority 2: 321
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 359
  • Priority 5: 246

Total: 2073