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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Genre switches (no data for Indie Rock, Pop, Singer-Songwriter):

New Releases

  • 03 Greedo: The Wolf of Grape Street (Alamo) [03-09] - trap rap
  • 03 Greedo: God Level (Alamo) [06-27] - trap rap
  • 3hattrio: Lord of the Desert (Okehdokee) [02-22] - folk [**]
  • 3MA: Anarouz (Six Degrees) [05-18] - world
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Youngblood (Capitol) [06-15] - pop
  • 6ix9ine: Dummy Boy (Scumgang) [11-27] - hip-hop
  • 6lack: East Atlanta Love Letter (LVRN) [ 09-14] - r&b [***]
  • 7FO: Ryhu No Nukegara (Em) [09-20] - electronic
  • 8ulentina: Eucalyptus ( Club Chai) [03-01] - electronic
  • 9th Wonder: Presents: Jamla Is the Squad II (Jamla) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • 10^32K: The Law of Vibration (self-released) [11-20] - jazz [**]
  • 21 Savage: I Am > I Was (Slaughter Gang/Epic) [12-21] - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • 808INK: When I'm About You'll Know (Island) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Polydor) [11-30] - alt/indie [B]
  • 2814: Pillar/New Sun (Arcola -EP) [02-02] - dub techno
  • ********: The Drink (Weird World) [01-26] - post-punk
  • Dominique A: La Fragilite (Wagram Music/Cinq 7) [10-05]
  • 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 [**]
  • AB2088: Replicate (Liquidators) [03-27] - electronic
  • Chris Abelen: Songs on the Eve of Dismissal (CAMP) [01-19] - jazz
  • Tom Abbs & Frequency Response: Hawthorne (Engine Studios) [09-07] - jazz [***]
  • Deena Abdelwahed: Khnnar (InFine) [11-16] - electronic
  • Abhi the Nomad: Marbled (Tommy Boy) [02-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Abhorrence: Megalohydrothalassophobic (Svart) [09-14] - metal
  • Above & Beyond: Common Ground (self-released) [01-26] - electronic
  • Phil Abraham: For 4 Brothers + 1 (Hypnote) - jazz
  • Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera: Cantor Del Pueblo (Patata Productions) [04-10] - Latin
  • Abstracter: Cinereous Incarnate (Sentient Run Laboratories) [06-08] - sludge metal
  • The Academic: Tales From the Backseat (Room 6) [01-12] - alt/indie
  • Ace of Cups: Ace of Cups (High Moon) [11-09] - rock [B]
  • The Aces: When My Heart Felt Volcanic (Red Bull) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Aceyalone & DJ Fat Jack: 43rd & Excellence (That Kind of Music) [01-30] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Geoff Achison: Sovereign Town (Jupiter/Landslide) [09-07] - blues
  • 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
  • Jacob Acosta: Desert Sounds ( self-released) [05-26] - folk
  • Active Bird Community: Amends (Barsuk) [09-14] - rock
  • Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra: Lageos (Ninja Tune) [05-25] - electronic
  • Belle Adair: Tuscumbia (Single Lock) [01-19] - rock
  • Tony Adamo: WasOut Jazz Zone Mad (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Antonio Adolfo: Encontros: Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) [07-11] - jazz
  • P Adrix: Album Desconhecido (Principe) [02-23] - world
  • Adult: This Behavior (Dais) [09-07] - electronic
  • Advance Base: Animal Companionship (Run for Cover) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Advisory Circle: Ways of Seeing (Ghost Box) [05-25] - dance/electronic
  • Stefan Aeby Trio: The London Concert (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [***]
  • Ahmed Ag Kaedy: Orion Congregation (Schneeball) - jazz
  • AG: The Taste of AMBrosia (Fat Beats) [06-22] - hip-hop
  • Against the Current: Past Lives (Fueled by Ramen) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Agar Agar: The Dog & the Future (Cracki) [09-28] - pop
  • Daniel Aged: Daniel Aged (Quality Time) [07-27]
  • Nima Aghiani: REMS (PTP) [06-29] - electronic
  • Gregory Agid Quartet: Jamz (Bubble Bath) - jazz
  • Agnarkea: Black Helicopters (self-released) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • Agrimonia: Awaken (Southern Lord) [01-26] - sludge metal
  • Aguanko: Pattern Recognition (Aguanko) - jazz [**]
  • Christina Aguilera: Liberation (RCA) [06-15] - pop
  • AHI: In Our Time (22nd Sentry) [07-13] - folk
  • Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse Remixed (Naim) [08-17] - acid jazz
  • Ails: The Unraveling (The Flenser) [04-20] - metal
  • Cyrille Aimee: Live (Mack Avenue) [06-22] - jazz [**]
  • The Aints: The Church of Simultaneous Existence (ABC) [09-21] - alt/idie
  • Air Waves: Warrior (Western Vinyl) [04-06] - indie pop
  • AJA: AJA (Opal Tapes) [05-02] -
  • AKA: Touch My Blood (Beam Group) [06-15] - African rap
  • David Ake: Humanities (Posi-Tone) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Akhenaten: Golden Serpent God (Satanath) [05-31] - metal
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest (Blue Note) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Gaye Su Akyol: Isrikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) [10-26] - Turkish
  • Alaclair Ensemble: Le Sens Des Paroles (7ieme) [09-28]
  • Alameda 4: Czarna Woda (Instant Classic) [05-30] - electronic
  • Alastor: Slave to the Grave (Riding Easy) [10-31] - rock
  • Alba Griot Ensemble: The Darkness Between the Lines (Riverboat) [09-28] - African
  • Albatre: The Fall of the Damned (Shhpuma) [09-28] - jazz [B]
  • Erlend Olderskog Albertsen: Rodssal Neen Glassdor (Dugnad Rec) [01-18] - jazz [***]
  • Alchemy Sound Project: Adventures in Time and Space (ARC) [06-13] - jazz [***]
  • Alborosie: Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets the Wailers United (VP) [06-25]
  • The Alchemist: Lunch Meat (ALC -EP) [04-13] - hip-hop
  • The Alchemist: Bread (ALC -EP) [11-30] - hip-hop
  • Jason Aldean: Rearview Town (Broken Bow) [04-13] - country
  • Howard Alden/Marty Krystall/Buell Neidlinger: The Happenings: Music of Herbie Nichols (K2B2 -17) [12-28-2017] - jazz
  • Giulio Aldinucci: Disappearing in a Mirror (Karlrecords) [09-21] - electronic
  • Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Many a Thousand (Ear Trumpet)
  • Joey Alexander: Eclipse (Motema) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet: To Those Who Walked Before Us (Jazz Och Solidaritet) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • Alice in Chains: Rainier Fog (BMG) [08-24] - alt metal
  • Alien Boy: Sleeping Lessons (Tiny Engines) [08-31] - rock
  • Alkaline Trio: Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph) [08-31] - pop-punk
  • All Saints: Testament (AS) [07-13]
  • All Them Witches: ATW (New West) [09-28] - psychedelic rock
  • ALLBLACK: Outcalls (Play Runners Association x Perfect Your Craft/Empire) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • ALLBLACK & Kenny Beats: 2 Minute Drills (Play Runners Association/DOTS/Empire) [11-16] - hip-hop
  • JD Allen: Love Stone (Savant) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jimmie Allen: Mercury Lane (Stoney Creek) [10-12] - country
  • Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) [06-08] - pop [A-]
  • Tony Allen & Jeff Mills: Tomorrow Comes the Harvest (Blue Note) [09-28] - jazz
  • Ben Allison: Quiet Revolution (Sonic Camera) [10-02] - jazz
  • Alpines: Full Bloom (Untrue) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Kenny Allstar: Block Diaries (Locked In/Star Work/Columbia) [10-05] - hip-hop
  • Karrin Allyson: Some of That Sunshine (Kasrecords) - vocal
  • Alter of Perversion: Intra Naos (Norma Evangelium Diaboli/The Ajna Offensive) [04-23] - metal
  • 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-]
  • The Amazing: In Transit (Partisan) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Oren Ambarchi/Kassel Jaeger/James Rushford: Face Time (Black Truffle) [06-01] - electronic
  • Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Foxglove & Fuschia (self-released) [11-24] - folk
  • Amber Arcades: European Heartbreak (Heavenly) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Franco Ambrosetti: Cheers (Enja) - jazz
  • Marsha Ambrosius: Nyla (Entertainment One) [09-28] - r&b
  • Ame: Dream House (Innervisions) [06-01] - electronic
  • 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
  • Amgala Temple: Invisible Airships (Pekula) [11-02] - rock
  • Amigo: And Friends (Schoolkids) [01-26] - folk
  • AMM: An Unintended Legacy (Matchless -3CD) [05-00] - jazz
  • Ammar 808: Maghreb United (Glitterbeat) [06-15]
  • Amnesia Scanner: Another Life (PAN) [09-07] - deconstructed club [*]
  • Amor: Sinking Into a Miracle (Night School) [12-07] - pop/rock
  • Gabriel Naim Amor: Moments Before (self-released) [04-24] - jazz
  • Amorphis: Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast) [05-18] - progressive metal
  • Shawn Amos: Breaks It Down (Put Together) [02-16] - blues
  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Sondorgo: Szikra (Vetnasj) [04-27] - klezmer
  • Amu: Weave (Libra) - jazz [*]
  • Amyl and the Sniffers: Big Attraction & Giddy Up (Damaged Goods) [03-15] - alt/indie
  • Anbessa Orchestra: Negestat (self-released) [03-30] - world
  • Ancestors: Suspended in Reflections (Pelagic) [08-24] - metal
  • Ancient Methods: The Jericho Records (self-released) [09-21] - electronic
  • The Ancients: Frozen Aisle (Tenth Court) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Anda: Do Worry Be Happy (Amoeba Culture -EP) [04-03] - K-pop
  • Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet: Landfall (Nonesuch) [02-16] - modern classical [A-]
  • Arild Andersen: In-House Science (ECM) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Jakob Anderskov: Mysteries (ILK) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Anderson: Melting Pot (Label1) [09-14] - jazz [*]
  • Marisa Anderson: Cloud Corner (Thrill Jockey) [06-15] - folk
  • Leny Andrade: Bossa Nossa: Leny Andrade Canta Fred Falcao (Biscoito Fino) [04-19] - 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 [*]
  • Rebecca Angel: What We Had (Timeless Grooves) [08-03] - jazz
  • Angele: Brol (Angele VL) [10-05]
  • Kliment Angelovski Trio: Inquisition (PMG) [09-03] - jazz
  • Angles 3: Parede (Clean Feed) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Angry: One (JMI) [09-18] - jazz
  • Anguish: Anguish (RareNoise) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • Anicon: Entropy Mantra (Vendetta) [06-19] - metal
  • Animal Collective: Tangerine Reef (Domino) [08-17] - neo-psychedelia
  • Animal Flag: Void Ripper (Triple Crown) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Clau Aniz: Filha De Mil Mulheres (Minty Fresh) [05-18] - rock
  • 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 [**]
  • Anthroprophh: Omegaville (Rocket) [03-30] - rock
  • Alex Anwandter: Latinoamericana (Nacional) [10-12] - pop
  • Any Other: Two Geography (42) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Ichiko Aoba: QP (JVC) [10-24] - folk
  • Aorlhac: L'Esprit Des Vents (Les Acteurs De L'Ombre) [03-02] - metal
  • Apathy: The Widow's Son (Dirty Version) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • Aphex Twin: Collapse EP (Warp -EP) [09-14] - electronic [***]
  • Apolo: Live in Stockholm (Joyful Noise) [04-18] - alt/indie
  • Apostille: Choose Life (Upset the Rhythm) [06-08] - synth pop
  • Apple Jam: Off the White Album (Roseta Productions) [11-22] - rock
  • Appleblim: Life in a Laser (Sneaker Social Club) [03-00] - electronic
  • The Aquadolls: The Dream and the Deception (Burger/Aqua Babe) [10-28] - alt/indie
  • Aqueduct Ensemble: Improvisations on an Apricot (Last Resort) [05-04] - jazz
  • Arabrot: Who Do You Love (Pelagic) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Irene Aranda/JohannesNastesjo/Nuria Andorra: Inner Core (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Arc Iris: Icon of Ego (Ba Da Bing!) [10-12]
  • Archie and the Bunkers: Songs From the Lodge (Dirty Water) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Architects: Holy Hell (Epitaph) [11-09] - metalcore
  • Archivist & Fugal: Undertow (Bleed) [01-12] - electronic [**]
  • Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino) [05-11] - psychedelic pop [C+]
  • Ethan Ardelli: The Island of Form (self-released) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Sean Ardoin: Kreole Rock & Soul (Zydekool) [09-14] - blues
  • Arena: Double Vision ()
  • Julian Arguelles: Tonadas (Edition) [07-20] - jazz [**]
  • Arkells: Rally Cry (Last Gang) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Armand Hammer: Paraffin (Backwoodz Studioz) [08-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joan Armatrading: Not Too Far Away (BMG) [05-18] - singer-songwriter
  • The Armed: Only Love (Throat Ruiner) [04-27] - noise rock
  • Joe Armon-Jones: Starting Today (Brownswood) [05-04] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Art Brut: Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out (Alcopop!) [11-23] - art punk [**]
  • Art D'Ecco: Trespasser (Paper Bag) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Art in America: Cloudborn (self-released) [09-09] - rock
  • Bob Arthurs: Jazz It Up! Ukrainian Songs for Three Dads (Blue Griffin) [05-04] - jazz
  • Tom Arthurs Trio: One Year (Ozella Music) [02-09] - jazz
  • Artificial Pleasure: The Bitter End (East City Rockers) [05-11]
  • Artist Deleted: Track Deleted (Me Me Me) [02-02] - electronic
  • The Artist Is Unknown: Later Tonight (Dream Catalogue) [03-10] - electronic
  • As Is Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman: Here's to Life (self-released) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • As It Is: The Great Depression (Fearless) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • ASAP Rocky: Testing (RCA) [05-25] - hip hop
  • Cory Asbury: Reckless Love (Bethel Music) [01-26]
  • ASC: Artefacts of Rotation (Auxiliary) [06-22] - electronic
  • ASEUL: Asobi (Astro Kidz) [07-28] - electropop
  • Huda Asfour: Kouni (self-released) [05-18] -
  • Ash: Islands (Infectious) [05-18]
  • Ash Code: Perspektive (Metropolis) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Ashe: The Rabbit Hole (Mom + Pop Music) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • Richard Ashcroft: Natural Rebel (BMG) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Greg Ashley: Fiction Is Non Fiction (Dusty Medical) [05-18] - rock
  • Asleep at the Wheel: New Routes (Bismeaux) [09-14] - country [*]
  • Anelis Assumpcao: Taurina (Pomm_elo/Scubidu Music) [02-16] - Brazil
  • 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
  • Felicia Atkinson/Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Limpid as the Solitudes (Shelter Press) [11-09] - electronic
  • Dem Atlas: Bad Actress (Rhymesayers) [10-19] - hip-hop [B]
  • The Atlas Moth: Coma Noir (Prosthetic) [02-09] - metal
  • Shinichi Atobe: Heat (DDS) [09-14] - electronic
  • Atomic: Pet Variations (Odin) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Gal Atzur: Trio (OutNow) - jazz
  • Audio Push: Cloud 909 (Good Vibe Tribe) [02-09]
  • Audiobooks: Now! (in a Minute) (Heavenly) [11-02] - alt pop
  • David August: D'Angelo (PIAS) [10-05] - electronic
  • August Greene: August Greene (Fat Beats) [03-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Aurora: Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1) (Glassnote) [09-28] - pop
  • Mariel Austin Rock-Jazz Orchestra: Runner in the Rain (self-released) [08-15] - jazz
  • Tiffany Austin: Unbroken (Con Alma) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Allen Austin-Bishop: No One Is Alone (self-released) [09-08] - jazz
  • Atmosphere: Mi Vida Local (Rhymesayers) [10-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Auntie Flo: Radio Highlife (Brownswood) [10-12] - electronic
  • Author & Punisher: Beastland (Relapse) [10-05] - metal
  • Ava Luna: Moon 2 (Western Vinyl) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Avantdale Bowling Club: Avantdale Bowling Club (Years Gone By) [08-17] - hip-hop
  • Avantgardet: Alla Kanner Apan (Avantgardet) [11-07] - rock
  • Daniel Avery: Song for Alpha (Phantasy Sound/Mute) [04-06] - ambient techno [*]
  • Teodross Avery: After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane (Tompkins Square) [05-10] - jazz [***]
  • Mart Avi: OtherWorld (self-releasead) [11-02]
  • Awakebutstillinbed: What People Call Low Self-Esteem Is Really Just Seeing Yourself the Way that Other People See You (Tiny Engines) [01-03] - rock
  • Awar: Spoils of War (Lions Pride) [10-26] - hip-hop
  • Awolnation: Here Come the Runts (Red Bull) [02-02] - alt/indie
  • Axolotes Mexicanos: Salu2 (Elefant) [05-11] - pop
  • Azusa: Heavy Yoke (Solid State) [11-16] - metal
  • 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
  • Ab Baars/Kaja Draksler/Joe Williamson: Fish Scale Sunrise: No Queen Rises (Relative Pitch) [09-28] - jazz
  • Duo Baars-Henneman: Canzoni Di Primavera (Wig) [03-00] - jazz
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: The Serpent's Mouth (Big Crown) [09-14] - r&b
  • 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
  • Eric Bachman: No Recover (Merge) [09-07]
  • Backspace: Human Nature Architecture (Maybe Mars) [06-28] - indie rock
  • Baco Exu Do Blues: Bluesman (self-released) [11-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bad Bunny: X 100PRE (Rimas Entertainment) [12-23] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bad Luck: Four (Origin) [08-17] - jazz [***]
  • Bad Moves: Tell No One (Don Giovanni) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (Legbreaker) [01-19] - jazz
  • Bad Rabbits: Mimi (BAD) [08-10] - r&b
  • Bad Sounds: Get Better (Insanity) [08-17]
  • Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble: The Rock & the Redemption (RMI) [07-20] - jazz
  • Dmitry Baevsky/Jeb Patton: We Two (Jazz & People) [09-21] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Tom Bailey: Science Fiction (Mikrokosmos) [07-13]
  • Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore: Ghost Forests (Three Lobed) [11-09] - singer-songwriter
  • Aidan Baker: Deer Park (Muzan Editions) [11-15]
  • Duck Baker: Plays Monk (Triple Point) [03-23] - jazz
  • Jeff Baker: Phrases (OA2) - jazz [B]
  • Gacha Bakradze: Word Color (Lapsus) [04-13] - electronic
  • Bob Baldori/Arthur Migliazza: The Boogie Kings: Disturbing the Peace (Blujazz/Spirit) - jazz [*]
  • Kevin Bales & Keri Johnsrud: Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers (GabNat) [03-14] - jazz
  • Bali Baby: Baylor Swift (TWIN -EP) [05-08] - pop rap [A-]
  • Bali Baby: Resurrection (TWIN -EP) [10-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator) [04-20] - blues [*]
  • Ball Park Music: Good Mood (Stop Start) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • Charlie Ballantine: Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan (Green Mind) - jazz
  • Severine Ballon: Inconnaissable (All the Dust) - jazz
  • Dave Ballou and BeepHonk: The Windup (Clean Feed) [07-18] - jazz [**]
  • Baloji: 137 Avenue Kaniama (Bella Union) [03-23] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Balun: Prisma Tropical (Good Child) [07-20]
  • Christian Balvig 6-tet: Music for Humans (AMP) [04-06] - jazz
  • J Balvin: Vibras (Universal Latino) [05-25] - Latin pop [**]
  • Bambara: Shadow on Everything (Wharf Cat) [04-06] - post-punk
  • Band-Maid: World Domination (JPU) [03-02] - metal
  • Banjolectric: So Below (self-released) [11-16] - folk
  • Jacob Banks: Village (UMGRI/Interscope) [11-02] - r&b
  • Kota Banks: Prize (NLV) [06-29] - pop
  • Maria Baptist: Resonance (self-released) - jazz
  • Denys Baptiste: The Late Trane (Edition) [06-08] - jazz
  • Alina Baraz: The Color of You (Mom + Pop Music) [04-06] - r&b
  • Caterina Barbieri: Born Again in the Voltage (Important) [08-10]
  • Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasm (BJU) - jazz
  • Bardo Pond: Volume 8 (Fire) [02-02] - rock
  • Barely Civil: We Can Live Here Forever (Take This to Heart) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Barker: Debiasing (Ostgut Ton -EP) [06-01] - techno
  • Andrew Barker/Daniel Carter: Polyhedron (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 [***]
  • Mandy Barnett: Strange Conversation (Dame Productions/Thirty Tigers) [08-17] - country [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Typh Barrow: Raw (Doo Wap) [01-18] - pop
  • Bart & the Bedazzled: Blue Motel (Lovemonk) [04-27]
  • Todd Barton: Multum in Parvo (Blue Tapes) [10-05] - electronic
  • Bruce Barth: Sunday (Blau) [03-02] - jazz [**]
  • Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Awase (ECM) [05-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Corina Bartra: Takunde (Blue Spiral) [01-05] - jazz
  • Bas: Milky Way (Dreamville/Interscope) [08-24] - pop rap
  • Basement: Beside Myself (Fueled by Ramen) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Basement Revolver: Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon) [08-26] - shoegaze
  • Basia: Butterflies (Shanachie) [05-18] - vocal
  • William Basinski + Lawrence English: Selva Oscura (Temporary Residence) [10-12] - electronic
  • Bat Fangs: Bat Fangs (Don Giovanni) [02-02] - hard rock
  • Batagraf: Delights of Decay (Jazzland) [02-02] - jazz
  • Jon Batiste: Hollywood Africans (Verve) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • Jamie Baum Septet+: Bridges (Sunnyside) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Bonnie Baxter: Ask Me How Satan Started (Hausu Mountain) [11-16] - electronic
  • 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]
  • BbyMutha: Muthaz Day 3 (825402 DK) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • 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 Skulls: Las Dunas (PNKSLM) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Beach Slang: Everything Matters but No One Is Listening (Quiet Slang) (Polyvinyl) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • Beak>: >>> (Temporary Residence) [09-21] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Beans: Triptych (Gamma) - hip-hop
  • Bearings: Blue in the Dark (Pure Noise) [10-12] - rock
  • Beartooth: Disease (Red Bull) [09-28] - rock
  • Beast: Ens (Thrill Jockey) [11-09] - electronic
  • Beastmaker: EP 10 - EP80 (self-released) [12-17] - doom metal
  • The Beat Escape: Life Is Short the Answer's Long (Bella Union) [04-27]
  • Tucker Beathard: Nobody's Everything (Mother Tucker/Warner Music Nashville) [11-30] - country
  • Beats & Pieces Big Band: Ten (Efpi) [07-20] - jazz
  • Ryan Beatty: Boy in Jeans (Boy in Jeans) [07-20] - pop
  • Louis Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonniere/Eric Normand/Louis-Vencent Hamel: Brulez Les Meubles (Tour de Bras) - jazz
  • Beautify Junkyards: The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards (Ghost Box) [03-09] - psychedelic rock
  • Lindsay Beaver: Tough as Love (Alligator) [10-12] - blues
  • Bebeta: Megalon (Monaberry -EP) [06-15] - electronic
  • Chris Beck: The Journey (AWMC) [05-18] - jazz
  • Bedbug: I'll Count to Heaven in Years Without Seasons (Joy Void) [01-19] - alt/indie
  • Burak Bedikyan: New Beginning (SteepleChase) [10-01] - jazz
  • Begravningsentreprenorema: Jamna Plagor (Ektro) [12-14] - alt/indie
  • Michael Beharie/Teddy Rankin-Parker: A Heart From Your Shadow (Mondoj) [07-06] - electronic
  • Behemoth: I Loved You at Your Darkest (Metal Blade) [10-05] - death metal
  • Chris Beier: Scarborough Variations Piano Works XI (ACT) [05-25] - jazz
  • Lurrie Bell & the Bell Dynasty: Tribute to Carey Bell (Delmark) [05-03] - blues
  • Renick Bell: Turning Points (Seagrave) [08-03] - electronic
  • Vince Bell: Ojo (Mulatta) [04-03] - jazz
  • Belle Game: Fear Nothing (Arts & Crafts) [07-12] - alt/indie
  • Stefan Bellnas: Podunk (Country & Eastern) [11-03] - 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
  • Daniel Bennett Group: We Are the Orchestra (Manhattan Daylight Media) [09-07] - jazz [B]
  • 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
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay (Verve/Columbia) [09-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Bennett Wilson Poole: Bennett Wilson Poole (Aurora) [04-06] - rock
  • Han Bennink/Steve Noble/Alexander Hawkins: 11.8.17 (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Benny the Butcher: Tana Talk 3 (Griselda) [11-23] - hip-hop
  • Dierks Bentley: The Mountain (Capitol) [06-08] - country
  • R Beny: Saudade (Dauw) [02-02]
  • Adam Berenson/Scott Barnum/Eric Hofbauer: Introverted Cultures (Dream Play) [11-24] - jazz
  • David Berkeley: The Faded Red and Blue (Straw Man) [11-02] - folk
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: Angel Dusk (Screwgun) [03-31] - jazz
  • Bernice: Puff: In the Air Without a Shape (Arts & Crafts) [05-25] - art pop
  • Eraldo Bernocchi: Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (RareNoise) [11-30] - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Bernstein: An Exploded View of Time (Hausu Mountain) [09-28] - jazz
  • Sarah Bernstein Unearthish: Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame) [05-25] - jazz
  • Emily Berregaard: A Poem (Strange Rules) [04-13] - electronic
  • Berry: Everything Compromised (Joyful Noise) [01-12] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Matt Berry: Television Themes (Acid Jazz) [10-05] - folk
  • Ben Bertrand: NGC 1999 (OFF) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Lea Bertucci: Metal Aether (NNA Tapes) [02-09] - jazz
  • Beta Librae: Sanguine Bond (Incienso) [05-14] - electronic
  • Mica Bethea Big Band: Suite Theory (self-released) [03-01] - jazz
  • 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
  • Sam Bevan: Emergence (self-released) [08-03] - jazz
  • The Bevis Frond: We're Your Friends Man (Fire) [12-07] - rock
  • Frank Bey: Back in Business (Nola Blue) [09-21] - blues
  • Bhad Bhabie: 15 (BHAD Music) [09-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rafiq Bhatia: Breaking English (Anti-) [04-06] - experimental [**]
  • Pat Bianchi: In the Moment (Savant) [11-09] - jazz [B]
  • Eric Bibb: Global Griot (Dixie Frog) [10-26] - blues
  • Carlos Bica & Azul: Azul in Ljubljana (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [*]
  • Nick Biello: Vagabond Soul (Blujazz) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ryan Biesack/James Miley/Mike Nord: Trio Untold (PJCE) [09-14] - jazz
  • Big Bliss: At Middle Distance (Exit Stencil) [10-19] - rock
  • Big Bold Back Bone: Emerge (Wide Ear) [02-01] - 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 Joanie: Sistahs (self-released) [11-30]
  • Big Little Lions: Alive and Well (Far Flung/Blaster)
  • Big Miz: Build/Destroy (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams) [01-29] - house
  • Big Red MAchine: Big Red Machine (People) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Big Ups: Two Parts Together (Exploding in Sound) [05-18] - noise rock
  • A Big Yes and a Small No: Mise En Abyme (The Royal Potato Family) [04-20] - indie pop
  • Bilderbuch: Mea Culpa (Maschin) [12-04] - alt/indie
  • Binary Star: Lighty/Ears Apart (self-released) [08-24] - hip-hop
  • Binker and Moses: Alive in the East? (Gearbox) [06-22] - jazz [A-]
  • David Binney: Here & Now (Mythology) [07-09] - jazz [B-]
  • Biosphere: The Hilvarenbeek Recordings (Biophon) [03-16] - ambient
  • David Birchall/Andrew Cheetham/Colin Webster/Otto Willberg: Plastic Kneecap (Raw Tonk) [03-02] - jazz
  • Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language (Jazzman) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Sounds Almighty (Tradition Disc) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Bird Streets: Bird Streets (Omnivore) [08-10] - rock
  • Birds in Row: We Already Lost the World (Deathwish) [07-13]
  • Birds of Chicago: Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds) - Americana
  • Birth of Joy: Hyper Focus (Glitterhouse) [02-16] - rock
  • Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio: Something Smells Funny (Alligator) [07-13] - blues
  • 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
  • Bixiga 70: Quebra Cabeca (Glitterbeat) [07-20] - Brazilian
  • Kasper Bjorke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project (Kompakt) [10-19] - electronic
  • 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
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Armor of Pride (HighNote) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Black Belt Eagle Scout: Mother of My Children (Saddle Creek) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • The Black Delta Movement: Preservation (Non Delux) [08-03]
  • Black Dresses: Wasteisolation (self-released) [04-13]
  • Black Eyed Peas: Masters of the Sun Vol 1 (Interscope) [10-26] - hip-hop
  • Black Foxxes: Reiði (Spinefarm) [03-16] - alt rock [B]
  • Black Label Society: Grimmest Hits (Entertainmenet One) [01-19] - metal
  • Black Milk: Fever (Mass Appeal/Computer Ugly) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow: Panic Blooms (Rad Cult) [05-04] - neo-psychedelia
  • Black Peaks: All That Divides (Rise) [10-05] - rock
  • The Black Queen: Infinite Games (self-released) [09-28] - electronic
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures (Vagrant) [01-12]
  • Black Salvation: Uncertainty Is Bliss (Relapse) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Black Spirituals: Black Access/Black Axes (Sige) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Black Stone Cherry: Family Tree (Mascot) [04-20] - rock
  • Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 1 (Human Re Sources) [06-01] - hip hop
  • Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 2: Traxploitation (Human Re Sources) [11-26] - hip hop
  • Black Tongue: Nadir (self-released) [10-31] - metal
  • Black Uhuru: As the World Turns (self-released) [09-07] - reggae
  • Black Wizard: Livin' Oblivion (Listenable) [02-23]
  • Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light (3 Legged) [04-06]
  • Michelle Blackwell: Body of Work (Blackwell Entertainment) [06-15] - r&b
  • Jean-Michel Blais: Dans Ma Main (Arts & Crafts) [05-11]
  • Ran Blake/Christine Correa: Streaming (Red Piano) [05-15] - jazz
  • Terence Blanchard: Live (Blue Note) [04-20] - jazz [*]
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  • Samuel Blaser: Early in the Mornin' (Out Note) [09-21] - 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
  • Blast: Drifting (Pince-Oreilles) [10-12] - jazz
  • Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry (Ternesc) - electronic
  • The Blaze: Dancehall (Columbia) [09-07] - 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]
  • Blessthefall: Hard Feelings (Rise) [03-23] - rock
  • The Blinders: Columbia (Modern Sky Entertainment) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Blinky Bill: Everyone's Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales (The Garden) [10-19] - hip-hop
  • Erica Blinn: Better Than Gold (Curry House) [02-16] - rock
  • Bliss Signal: Bliss Signal (True Panther Sounds) [09-28] - electronic
  • BlocBoy JB: Simi (Bloc Nation) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Dan Block: Block Party: A Saint Louis Connection (Miles High) - jazz [***]
  • Rory Block: A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith (Stoney Plain) - blues
  • Blocks & Escher: Something Blue (Metalheadz) [03-30] - electronic
  • Blood of the Sun: Blood's Thicker Than Love (Listenable/Border) [10-19] - metal
  • Bloods: Feelings (Share It Music) [02-14]
  • Pip Blom: Paycheck (Persona Non Grata -EP) [11-09] - indie rock
  • Jaap Blonk & Terrie Ex: Thirsty Ears (Terp) - jazz
  • Blood Orange: Negro Swan (Domino) [08-24] [**]
  • The Blood Tub Orchestra: The Seven Curses of the Music Hall (Phono Erotic) [04-13] - punk
  • Blossoms: Cool Like You (Virgin EMI) [04-27] - indie pop
  • Blowzabella: Two Score (self-released)
  • Barbara Blue: Fish in Dirty H2O (Big Blue) [09-14] - blues
  • Blue Lab Beats: Xover (Blue Adventure/All Points) [03-30] - jazz
  • Blue Yonder: Rough and Ready Heart (NewSong) [06-08] - country
  • Blueface: Famous Cryp (5th Amendment) [06-20] - hip-hop
  • Blueprint: Two-Headed Monster (Weightless) [05-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Daniel Blumberg: Minus (Mute) [05-04] - alt rock
  • Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains (NoBusiness) [01-01] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Blume/Wilbert De Joode/John Butcher: Low Yellow (Jazzwerkstatt) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Dean Blunt: Soul on Fire (self-released) [10-05] - rock
  • BoA: WOMAN (SM Entertainment) [10-24] - K-pop
  • 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] - metal
  • Body Void: I Live Inside a Burning House (Crown and Throne) [05-11] - sludge metal
  • Body/Head: The Switch (Matador) [07-13] - noise rock
  • Mike Bogle Trio: Dr B! (MBP/Groove) [09-28] - jazz
  • Bokante and Metropole Orkest: What Heat (Real World) [09-28] - world
  • Jason Boland & the Stragglers: Hard Times Are Relative (Proud Souls) [05-18] - country
  • Stefano Bollani: Que Bom (Alobar Srlu) - jazz
  • Stefano Bollani: Mediterranean Jazz at the Berlin Philharmonic (ACT) - jazz
  • Bombay Rickey: Electric Bhairavi (Cowboys & Indian) [05-18]
  • Bombino: Deran (Partisan) [05-18] - African [***]
  • Joe Bonamassa: Redemption (J&R) [09-21] - blues
  • Cyril Bondi/Pierre-Yves Martel/Christoph Schiller: TSE (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Bone Sickness: Theater of Morbidity (self-released) [07-01] - death metal
  • Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (Fat Possum) [06-08] - psychedelic soul [B-]
  • Bongripper: Terminal (Great Barrier) [07-06] - metal
  • Bonjay: Lush Life (Mysteries of Trade) [05-25] - r&b
  • Bonnacons of Doom: Bonnacons of Doom (Rocket) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Bella Boo: Fire (Studio Barnhus) [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)
  • Martyn Bootyspoon: Silk Eternity (Fractal Fantasy) [02-14] - electronic
  • Gui Boratto: Pentagram (Kompakt) [06-15] - techno
  • Born Ruffians: Uncle Duke & the Chief (Yep Roc) [02-16] - indie pop
  • Borns: Blue Madonna (Interscope) [01-12] - alt/indie
  • Borzoi: A Prayer for War (12XU) [09-21] - rock
  • Borusiade: A Body (Comeme) [03-09] - electronic
  • Boss Keloid: Melted on the Inch ()
  • Bosse-de-Nage: Further Still (The Flenser) [09-14] - metal
  • Boston Manor: Welcome to the Neighbourhood (Pure Noise) [09-07] - rock
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 4 & 11: The Year 1905 (Deutsche Grammophon) [07-06] - classical
  • The Bottle Rockets: Bit Logic (Bloodshot) [10-12] - alt country [*]
  • Bound: No Beyond (Diehard Skeleton) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Bourne/Nightports: Nightports With Matthew Bourne (The Leaf Label) [03-02] - electronic
  • Wade Bowen: Solid Ground (Bowen Sounds) [02-09] - country
  • Nathan Bowles: Plainly Mistaken (Paradise of Bachelors) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Boy Azooga: 1 2 Kung Fu! (Heavenly) [06-08] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Boy George and Culture Club: Life (BMG) [10-26] - pop
  • Boy Pablo: Soy Pablo (U OK?) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • RL Boyce: Rattlesnake Boogie (Waxploitation) [09-20] - blues [*]
  • Moses Boyd Exodus: Displaced Diaspora (Exodus) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • Boygenius: Boygenius (Matador -EP) [11-09] - folk [B]
  • Boys: Rest in Peace (PNKSLM) [05-11] - indie rock
  • 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) [06-08] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh: Live at the Blue Whale (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Charles Bradley: Black Velvet (Dunham) [11-09] - soul
  • Bendik Braenne: Benedictionary (Bendix) [09-07]
  • Jay Bragg: Honky Tonk Dream (self-released) [06-22] - country
  • Brainoil: Singularity to Extinction (Tankcrimes) [10-19] - metal
  • Brand New Friend: Seatbelts for Aeroplanes (Xtra Mile) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Brandt: Channels (Erased Tapes) [10-12] - electronic
  • 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
  • Break: Another Way (Symmetry) [11-16] - electronic
  • Breaking Benjamin: Ember (Hollywood) [04-13] - rock
  • Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist: Together (Summit) [08-24] - jazz [***]
  • Jonathan Bree: Sleepwalking (Lil' Chief) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • The Breeders: All Nerve (4AD) [03-02] - alt rock [*]
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Rocket (Verve Forecast) [10-12] - rock
  • Leon Bridges: Good Thing (Columbia) [05-04] - soul [*]
  • Esme Bridie: Today It Rains (Klee) [03-23]
  • Bishop Briggs: Church of Scars (Teleport/Island) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Ian Brighton/Henry Kaiser: Together Apart (Fractal) - jazz
  • David Brinston: Kitty Whipped (Ecko) [05-11] - blues
  • Jakob Bro: Returnings (ECM) [03-23] - jazz [B]
  • Jakob Bro: Bay of Rainbows (ECM) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Brockhampton: Iridescence (RCA) [09-21] - experimental hip-hop [**]
  • Don Broco: Technology (Nuclear Blast) [02-02] - metal
  • Ensign Broderick: BloodCrush (Six Shooter) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Magnus Broo Trio: Rules (Moserobie) [09-26] - jazz [**]
  • Owen Broder: Heritage: The American Roots Project (ArtistShare) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • BROM: Cardboard Sea (Tiger Moon) - jazz
  • Brom: Sunstroke (Trost) [10-05] - 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
  • Action Bronson: White Bronco (Empire) [11-01] - hip-hop
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Silent Voices (New Amsterdam) [10-26] - classical
  • Bobby Broom & the Organi-sation: Soul Fingers (MRi) [10-12] - jazz [B]
  • The Brother Brothers: Some People I Know (Compass) [10-19] - folk
  • Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (EMI Nashville) [04-20] - country [B]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh: Crowmoon (self-released) [03-30] - Jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh: Sparrow Nights (Trost) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Brotzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm: Ouroboros (Astral Spirits) [04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Sam Broverman: A Jewish Boy's Christmas (Brovermusic) [11-30] - jazz [B]
  • Amanda Brown: Dirty Water (self-released)
  • Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz: Mona Lisa (Mello Music Group) [10-26] - hip-hop
  • Apollo Brown & Locksmith: No Question (Mellow Music Group -EP) [06-15] - hip-hop
  • Justin Brown: Nyeusi (Biophilia) [06-29] - jazz [B-]
  • Kane Brown: Experiment (RCA Nashville) [11-09] - country
  • Kev Brown: Homework (self-released) [08-03] - hip-hop
  • Kev Brown: Fill in the Blank (Redefinition/Fat Beats) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • Mansur Brown: Shiroi (Black Focus) [09-28] - electronic
  • Sheldon Brown Group: Blood of the Air (Edgetone) [12-11] - jazz [*]
  • Brownout: Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats) [05-25]
  • Brubeck Brothers Quintet: TimeLine (Blue Forest) - jazz
  • Bruce: Sonder Somatic (Hessle Audio) [10-26] - electronic [**]
  • Peter Bruun's All Too Human: Vernacular Avant-Garde (Ayler) - jazz
  • Rosa Brunello Y Los Fermentos: Volverse Live in Trieste (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Andrew Bryant: Ain't It Like the Cosmos (Last Chance) [03-09] - rock
  • Bryde: Like an Island (Seahorse) [04-13]
  • BTS: Love Yourself: Tear (Big Hit) [05-18] - K-pop [B]
  • BTS: Love Yourself: Answer (Big Hit) [08-24] - K-pop
  • OB Buchana: Parking Lot Love Affair (Ecko) [02-16] - blues
  • Arthur Buck: Arthur Buck (New West) [06-15] - rock
  • Mariel Buckley: Driving in the Dark (self-released) [05-04] - folk
  • 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
  • Tom Buller: When a Country Boy Gets the Blues (self-released) [10-16] - country
  • Bullet for My Valentine: Gravity (Spinefarm) [06-29] - alt metal
  • Bun B: Return of the Trill (2 Trill/Double Dose) [08-31] - hip-hop
  • Anna Burch: Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl) [02-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Molly Burch: First Flower (Captured Tracks) [10-05] - indie pop
  • Tim Burgess: As I Was Now (O Genesis) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • 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 [*]
  • Cedric Burnside: Benton County Relic (Single Lock) [09-14] - blues
  • Kevin Burt: Heartland and Soul (Little Village Foundation) [10-18] - blues
  • Bury Tomorrow: Black Flame (Music for Nations) [07-13] - metal
  • Busdriver: Electricity Is on Our Side (Temporary Forever) [06-08] - hip hop [B-]
  • John Butcher: Into Darkness (Iluso) - jazz
  • Butcher Brown: Camden Session (Gearbox) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Butcher Brown: AfroKuti: A Tribute to Fela (self-released) - jazz
  • Chris Butler & Ralph Carney: Songs for Unsung Holidays (Smog Veil) [09-07]
  • Jon Butler Trio: Home (Jarrah) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Jonathan Butler: Close to You (Mack Avenue) [08-24] - jazz [C+]
  • Russell EL Butler: The Home I'd Build for Myself and All My Friends (Left Hand Path) [11-15] - techno
  • Buttechno: Cherskogo Drive (Cititrax/Minimal Wave) [11-02] - electronic
  • The Buttshakers: Sweet Rewards (Underdog) [02-09] - r&b
  • Buxton: Stay Out Late (New West) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Chris Byars: New York City Jazz (SteepleChase) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) [03-09] - art pop [B]
  • Nadine Byrne: Dreaming Remembering (Ideal) [06-01] - electronic
  • Don Byron/Aruan Ortiz: Random Dances and (A)tonalities (Impakt) [10-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cabbage: Nihilistic Glamour Shots (BMG) [03-30] - garage punk
  • Eduardo "Visitante" Cabra/Vicente Garcia/Trending Tropics: Trending Tropics (Sony) [10-19] - Latin
  • Francesco Cafiso: We Play for Tips (Eflat) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Camila Cabello: Camila (Syco/Epic) [01-12] - r&b [**]
  • Calexico: The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-) [01-26] - Americana
  • Calm: By Your Side (Hell Yeah) [07-27]
  • Calpurnia: Scout (Royal Mountain) [06-15] - indie rock
  • Anna Calvi: Hunter (Domino) [08-31] - art rock
  • Demian Cabaud: Astah (Carimbo Porta-Jazz) [01-08] - jazz
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: We Must Mustn't We (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Joao Camoes/Jean-Luc Cappozzo/Jean-Marc Foussat: Autres Paysages (Clean Feed -17) [11-10-2017] - 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 ()
  • Campdogzz: In Rounds (15 Passenger) [08-03] - alt/indie
  • Carla Campopiano Trio: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections (self-released) [12-07] - jazz [B]
  • Rodrigo Campos: 9 Sambas (YB Music) [08-03] - samba
  • Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves (Batskull/New Damage) [04-20] - hardcore punk
  • Candy: Good to Feel (Triple-B) [09-28] - metal
  • Cane Hill: Too Far Gone (Rise) [01-19] - metal
  • Laura Cannell & Andre Bosman: Reckonings (Brawl) [07-13]
  • Can't Swim: This Too Won't Pass (Pure Noise) [11-16] - rock
  • Cantique Lepreux: Paysages Polaires (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) [11-30] - metal
  • Henry Canyons: Cool Side of the Pillow (Backwoodz Studioz) [04-13] - hip-hop
  • Capital Cities: Solarize (Lazy Hooks/Capitol) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • Capitol K: Goatherder (Faith & Industry) [07-13] - electronic
  • Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Matador) [02-16] - indie rock [***]
  • Alessia Cara: The Pains of Growing (Def Jam) [11-30] - pop
  • Harley Card: The Greatest Invention (self-released) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Cardenas: Charlie and Paul (Newvelle) [02-00] - jazz
  • The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 4 (History Always Favours the Winners) [04-05]
  • The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 5 (History Always Favours the Winners) [09-20] - electronic
  • Kyle Carey: The Art of Forgetting (Riverboat) [01-26] - folk
  • Jeff Carey: Zero Player Game (Ehse) [11-02] - electronic
  • Mariah Carey: Caution (Epic) [11-16] - r&b [B]
  • S Carey: Hundred Acres (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - indie pop
  • Brandi Carlile: By the Way I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [02-16] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Carino: Movidas (Elefant) [11-09]
  • Dustin Carlson: Air Ceremony (Out of Your Head) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Darci Carlson: Darci Carlson (self-released) [04-20] - country
  • Dylan Carlson: Conquistador (Sargent House) [04-27] - drone
  • Dillon Carmichael: Hell on an Angel (Riser House) [10-26] - country [*]
  • Carolina Story: Lay Your Head Down (Black River Americana) [07-13] - country
  • Caroline Says: No Fool Like an Old Fool (Western Vinyl) [03-16] - indie folk
  • John Carpenter: Halloween [Original Soundtrack] (Sacred Bones) [10-19] - soundtrack
  • Sabrina Carpenter: Singular: Act I (Hollywood) [11-09] - pop
  • Carpenter Brut: Leather Teeth (No Quarter/Caroline) [02-23] - electronic
  • Derek Carr: Contact (Subwax Excursions) [12-21] - electronic
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Beyond Dimensions (FMR) - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/John Edwards: Elements (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Chris Carter: Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Vol 1 (Mute) [03-30]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Telepathic Alliances (577 -17) [2017-12-01] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Casey: Where I Go When I Am Sleeping (Rise) [03-16] - rock
  • Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything (Blue Note) [11-02] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Tommy Cash: ¥¤$ [YES] (Platoon) [11-30] - hip-hop
  • Lynn Cassiers: Imaginary Band (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Castle: Deal Thy Fate (Ripple) [10-19] - rock
  • Jennifer Castle: Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors) [05-18]
  • Rachel Caswell: We're All in the Dance (Turtle Ridge) [09-07]
  • Doja Cat: Amala (RCA)
  • Cat Power: Wanderer (Domino) [10-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Cataclysmic Commentary: Audience Participation (Eschatology) [03-22] - jazz
  • Caleb Caudle: Crushed Coins (Cornelius Chapel) [02-23] - country
  • Cautious Clay: Blood Type (self-released) [02-21] - r&b
  • Dan Cavanaugh/Dave Hagedorn: 20 Years (UT Arlington) - jazz [*]
  • Cave: Allways (Drag City) [10-19]
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Distant Sky Live in Copenhagen (Bad Seed -EP) [09-28]
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter: Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic) [03-23] - electronic [**]
  • Cecilia: Adoration (Halcyon Veil) [05-04] - electronic
  • Guillermo Celano/Jachim Badenhorst/Marcos Baggiani: Lili & Marleen (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [**]
  • Centavrvs: Somos Uno (Casete Upload) [03-16] - Latin
  • Ceramic Dog [Marc Ribot]: YRU Still Here? (Northern Spy) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Cero: Poly Life Multi Soul (Kakubarhythm) [05-16]
  • Amy Cervini: No One Ever Tells You (Anzic) [06-15] - vocal
  • Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Abundance (Anzic) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Chai: Pink (Otemoyan) [10-25] - alt/indie
  • Chamber 3: Transatlantic (OA2) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Kasey Chambers: Campfire (Essence Music Group) - Americana
  • Sean Chambers: Welcome to My Blues (American Showpiece) [10-19] - blues
  • Jenn Champion: Single Rider (Sub Pop) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Chancha Via Circuito: Bienaventuranza (Wonderwheel) [06-08]
  • Olivia Chaney: Shelter (Nonesuch) [06-15]
  • Channel Tres: Channel Tres (Godmode) [07-27] - electronic
  • Chaos Echoes: Mouvement (Nuclear War Now!) [01-24] - metal
  • Chaos Echoes & Mats Gustafsson: Sustain (Utech) - jazz
  • Chapel of Disease: . . . And as We Have Seen the Storm We Have Embraced the Eye (Van) [11-23] - metal
  • Stefan Chaplikov: Clementi: Keyboard Sonatas Opp 25 33 & 46 (Naxos) [08-10] - classical
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman: Hearts of Glass (Proper) [02-09]
  • Bryan Chapman: 7 Shadows and Iron Lungs (Monotony) [09-24] - electronic
  • Charalambides: Tom and Christina Carter (Drawing Room) [10-12] - rock
  • Brian Charette/George Coleman: Groovin' With Big G (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [***]
  • Charge It to the Game: House With a Pool (Ghost Ramp) [04-27] - hip-hop
  • Pearl Charles: Sleepless Dreamer (Kanine) [02-02] - alt/indie
  • Chastity: Death Lust (Captured Tracks) [07-13] - alt rock
  • Ben Chatwin: Staccato Signals (Village Green) [07-06] - electronic
  • Jean Chaumont: The Beauty of Differences (Misfitme Music) [06-15] - Jazz
  • Chelsea Grin: Eternal Nightmare (Rise) [07-13] - metal
  • Chemtrails: Calf of the Sacred Cow (PNKSLM) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • Annie Chen Octet: Secret Treetop (Shanghai Audio & Video) [11-02] - jazz [B]
  • Eric Chenaux: Slowly Paradise (Constellation) [03-09] - folk
  • Cher: Dancing Queen (Warner Bros) [09-28] - pop
  • Cherish the Ladies: Heart of the Home (Big Mammy) [09-12]
  • Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics (Smalltown supersound/Awal) [10-19] - art pop [***]
  • Kenny Chesney: Songs for the Saints (Blue Chair/Parlophone/Warner Bros) [07-27] - country
  • Chesterfield: Consuelo (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz [B]
  • Chevel: Always Yours (Different Circles) [03-30] - electronic
  • CHEW: Feeding Frenzy (Iron Lung) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Chhoti Maa: Agua Corre (894959) [06-07] - hip-hop
  • Chhoti Maa: Caldo De Hueso (self-released) [11-07] - hip-hop
  • Chicago Edge Ensemble: Insidious Anthem (Trost) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Chicago Farmer: Quarter Past Tonight (self-released) [08-02] - alt/indie
  • Adrien Chicot: City Walk (Gaya Music Production) - jazz
  • Chief Keef: The GloFiles Pt 1 (self-releaaed) [05-11] - mixtape
  • Chief Keef: The GloFiles Pt 2 (self-released) [05-11] - mixtape
  • Chief Keef: The Cozart (FilmOn Music) [09-28] - hip-hop
  • Children of Zeus: Travel Light (First Word) [07-13] - r&b
  • Wild Billy Childish & CTMF: Brand New Cage (Damaged Goods) [10-06] - punk
  • Lando Chill: Maya Maia Mayu (Mello Music Group -EP) [02-02] - r&b
  • Lando Chill: Black Ego (Mello Music Group) [10-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lando Chill & the Lasso: Landolasso (Mello Music Group -EP) [07-23] - hip-hop
  • The Chills: Snow Bound (Fire) [09-14] - rock [**]
  • Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood/Columbia) [03-23] - r&b [**]
  • Chlorine: Loser Herds (Panurus Productions) [11-19]
  • Eugenia Choe: Verdant Dream (SteepleChase) [11-01] - jazz
  • Jungsu Choi: Tschuss Jazz Era (Challenge) [01-12] - jazz
  • Choral Hearse: Mire Exhumed (self-released) [04-16] - metal
  • Dave Chose: Dave Chose (Bonsound) [04-27]
  • Christine and the Queens: Chris (Because) [09-21] - synthpop [**]
  • Chrome Hill: The Explorer (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Chrome Sparks: Chrome Sparks (Counter) [04-13] - electronic
  • Chromeo: Head Over Heels (Last Gang) [06-15] - pop [A-]
  • Chthe'ilist: Passage Into the Xexanotth (Profound Lore) [06-15] - metal
  • Chungha: Blooming Blue (Stone Music Entertainment) [07-18] - K-pop
  • Eric Church: Desperate Man (EMI Nashville) [10-05] - country [A-]
  • Church Fire: Summer Camp Doom Diary (self-released) [12-29] - electronic
  • The Church Sisters: A Night at the Opry (Valory Music) [05-25] - country
  • Churchburn: None Shall Live . . . The Hymns of Misery (Armageddon Label) [07-13] - metal
  • Marko Churnchetz: Ruthenia: Retrospective of Russian Composers of the 20th Century (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Chvrches: Love Is Dead (Glassnote) [05-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Chvrches: Hansa Session (Liberator Music -EP) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Ciel: Hundred Flowers (Coastal Haze) [11-23] - electronic
  • Albert Cirera/Abdul Moimeme/Alvaro Rosso: Dissection Room (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • 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
  • Citric Dummies: The Kids Are Alt-Right (Erste Theke Tontrager) [05-01] - punk
  • City Girls: Period (Quality Control) [05-11] - hip-hop [B]
  • City Girls: Girl Code (Quality Control) [11-16] - hip-hop [B]
  • George Clanton: Slide (100% Electronica) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (Universal) [06-15] - British blues
  • Cathy Claret: Primavera (Respect)
  • Mike Clark & Delbert Bump: Retro Report (Ropeadope) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Clark: ToNow (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • The Stanley Clarke Band: The Message (Mack Avenue) [06-29] - jazz
  • Zack Clarke: Mesophase (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Clarks: Madly in Love at the End of the World (self-released) [06-08] - rock
  • Clay Hips: Happily Ever After (Annika) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Clean Bandit: What Is Love? (Atlantic) [11-30] - electronic
  • Clearance: At Your Leisure (Topshelf) [07-27] - indie rock
  • Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite (FHQ) [07-13] - blues [*]
  • Dawn Clement: Tandem (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • The Nels Cline 4: Currents Constellations (Blue Note) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Cloud Nothings: Last Building Burning (Carpark) [10-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Cloud Rat: Clipped Beaks//Silk Panic (Colline Noire) [07-13] - metal
  • Clouds: Heavy the Eclipse (Electric Deluxe) [11-23] - electronic
  • Cloves: One Big Nothing (Universal Music Australia) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Clown Core: Toilet (8===D) [03-03]
  • CLT: Every Second Is a Blues (CLT) - jazz
  • Clubz: Destellos (self-released) [09-28] - pop
  • Clutch: Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker) [09-07] - stoner rock
  • Biffy Clyro: MTV Unplugged: Live at Roundhouse London (Warner Bros) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • CNCO: CNCO (Sony Music Latin) [04-06] - pop
  • Oliver Coates: Shelley's on Zenn-La (RVNG Intl) [09-07] - electronic
  • The Coathangers: Live (Suicide Squeeze) [06-01] - alt/indie [**]
  • Brent Cobb: Providence Canyon (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [05-11] - country [**]
  • Jose Pedro Coelho: Passarola Voadora (Carimbo Portajazz) [02-22] - jazz
  • Coheed and Cambria: Vaxis Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Roadrunner) [10-05] - alt rock
  • Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch: Live in Healdsburg (Anzic) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Emmet Cohen: Master Legacy Series Volume 2 (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Gabriella Cohen: Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love (Captured Tracks) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Col3trane: Boot (Tap/Geffen) [08-17] - mixtape
  • Cold Voodoo: AB+ (Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Beccy Cole: Lioness (ABC) [08-24] - country
  • 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
  • Richie Cole: Cannonball (RCP) [10-26] - jazz [**]
  • Brandon Coleman: Resistance (Brainfeeder) [09-14] - electronic
  • Kevin Coleman: First Songs (self-released) [02-24] - contemporary folk
  • 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
  • Collate: Liminal Concerns (self-released) [08-08] - post-punk
  • Colle Der Fomento: Adversus (CDF/TAK Prod/Tuff Kong) [11-16] - hip-hop
  • Collective Order: Collective Order Vol 3 (self-released) [11-23] - jazz [B]
  • Ned Collette: Old Chestnut (It) [08-24] - dark folk
  • Jacob Collier: Djesse Vol 1 (Hajanga) [12-07] - jazz
  • George Colligan: Nation Divided (Whirlwind) [07-27] - jazz [*]
  • Sara Colman: What We're Made Of (Stoney Lane) [09-28] - vocal jazz
  • Marco Colonna/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: Agrakal (Not Two) - jazz
  • Colour Me Wednesday: Counting Pennies in the Afterlife (Dovetown/KROD) [05-17] - pop
  • Colouring: Bn (UMGRi/Interscope) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • Comanche Moon: Country Music Deathstar (Edgewater Music Group) [08-03] - country
  • The Common Cold: Shut Up! Yo Liberals! (Action) [05-04]
  • Common Objects [John Butcher/Angharad Davies/Rhodri Davies/Lina Lapelyte/Lee Patterson/Pat Thomas]: Skullmarks (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Concretism: For Concrete and Country (Castles in Space) [04-20] - electronic
  • Henry Conerway III: With Pride for Dignity (self-released) [09-04] - jazz
  • Confidence Man: Confident Music for Confident People (Heavenly) [04-13] - alt dance [A-]
  • Congs for Brums: A Complete and Tonal Disaster (Preposterous Bee) - jazz
  • Conjurer: Mire (Holy Roar) [03-09] - metal
  • Sean Conly: Hard Knocks (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Connections: Foreign Affairs (Trouble in Mind) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Container: LP (Spectrum Spools) [06-29] - electronic
  • Nicola Conte: Let Your Light Shine On (Universal) [05-18] - jazz
  • Converge: Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph) [06-29] - metalcore
  • Conway: Everybody is FOOD (Griselda) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine: The Blakk Tape (916% Entertainment -EP) [03-27] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine: Everybody Is FOOD (Griselda) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • 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
  • Cooper: Tiempo Temperatura Agitacion (Elefant) [05-18] - pop
  • Erland Cooper: Solan Goose (Phases) [03-23]
  • Liz Cooper & the Stampede: Window Flowers (Sleepyhead) [08-10]
  • Max Cooper: One Hundred Billion Sparks (MESH) [09-20] - electronic
  • 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 (Ignition) [08-10] - indie rock
  • The Cordovas: That Santa Fe Channel (ATO) [08-10]
  • The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band: Chinese Butterfly (Stretch/Concord -2CD) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • Cornelius: Mellow Waves (Rostrum) [01-26] - ambient
  • Corrosion of Conformity: No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast) [01-12] - metal
  • Cosmic Church: Tayttymys (Kuunpalvelus) [05-23] - metal
  • Frankie Cosmos: Vessel (Sub Pop) [03-30] - indie pop [***]
  • Roxy Coss: The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) [03-30] - jazz [B]
  • Mario Costa: Oxy Patina (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Look Now (Concord) [10-12] - pop rock [B-]
  • Mich Cota: Kija/Care (Tin Angel) [11-02] - electronic
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Mostly in Blue (OA2) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • Alison Cotton: All Is Quiet at the Ancient Theatre (1046908 DK) [11-18] - alt/indie
  • The Coup: Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack (UMGRI Interscope) [07-27] - hip hop [A-]
  • Courteeners: St Jude: Re-Wired (Polydor) [04-07]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: D'Agala (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning (Latent) [07-13] - slowcore
  • Coyote Poets of the Universe: Strange Lullaby (Square Shaped -2CD) - jazz [A-]
  • Cozz: Effected (Dreamville/Interscope) [02-13] - hip hop
  • Jason Crabb: Unexpected (New Day Entertainment) [04-20] - country
  • Chris Crack: Let's Just Be Friends (New Deal Collectives) [05-31] - hip-hop
  • Chris Crack: Being Woke Ain't Fun (New Deal Collectives) [07-31] - hip-hop
  • Chris Crack: Just Gimme a Minute (New Deal Collectives) [11-11] - hip-hop
  • Chris Crack: Thanks Uncle Thrill (New Deal Collectives) [12-17] - hip-hop
  • Crack Cloud: Crack Cloud (Deranged) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Crack the Sky: Living in Reverse (Loud & Proud) [08-24] - rock
  • The Cradle: Bag of Holding (NNA Tapes) [07-27]
  • Ian William Craig: Thresholder (FatCat) [11-02] - ambient
  • Isla Craig: The Becoming (Pleasence) [06-22] - pop
  • Craft: White Noise and Black Metal (Season of Mist) [06-22] - metal
  • Kyle Craft: Full Circle Nightmare (Sub Pop) [02-02] - glam rock
  • Elysia Crampton: Elysia Crampton (Break World -EP) [04-26] - experimental [*]
  • Crayola Lectern: Happy Endings (Onomatopoeia) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Creep Show: Mr Dynamite (Bella Union) [03-16] - synth funk
  • Cremation Lily: In England Now Underwater (Alter) [08-10] - electronic
  • Crepes: In Cahoots (Universal Music Australia) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Noah Creshevsky: Reanimator (Orange Milk) [02-02]
  • Crippled Black Phoenix: Great Escape (Season of Mist)
  • Marilyn Crispell/Tanya Kalmanovitch/Richard Teitelbaum: Dream Libretto (Leo) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Alison Crockett: Obrigada (Sol Image) [11-03] - jazz
  • Charley Crockett: Lonesome as a Shadow (Son of Davy) [04-20] - folk
  • Charley Crockett: Lil GL's Blue Bonanza (Son of Davy) [12-07] - blues
  • David Crosby: Here if You Listen (BMG) [10-26] - rock
  • Rodney Crowell: Acoustic Classics (RC1) [07-13] - country [*]
  • Cruel Diagonals: Disambiguation (Drawing Room) [07-13] - electronic
  • The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra: Ain't It Grand? (Blue Rhythm) [05-09] - jazz
  • Ronnie Cuber: Ronnie's Trio (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Live at Montmartre (Storyville) - jazz
  • Cucina Povera: Hilja (Night School) [01-26] - electronic
  • Marc Cuevas: Carta Blanca (Underpool Music) - jazz
  • Tim Culpepper: DUI (Drinkin' Under the Influence) (self-released) [05-19] - country
  • Cult Leader: A Patient Man (Deathwish) [11-09] - metal
  • Cult of the Damned: Part Deux: Brick Pelican Posse Crew Gang Syndicate (Blah) [04-13] - hip-hop
  • Cult Party: And Then There Was This Sound (Icecapades) - psychedelic rock
  • Culture Abuse: Bay Dream (Epitaph) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Ryan Culwell: The Last American (Missing Peace) [08-24] - singer-songwriter
  • Cumbia Chicarra: Hijo de Tigre (Autre Distribution) [05-25] - jazz
  • Adrian Cunningham and Ken Peplowski: Duologue (Arbors Jazz) [07-06] - jazz
  • CupcakKe: Ephorize (self-released) [01-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • CupcakKe: Eden ( self-released) [11-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Currensy/Freddie Gibbs/The Alchemist: Fetti (ESGN/Jet Life/ALC/Empire) [10-31] - hip-hop
  • Current 93: The Light Is Leaving Us All (House of Mythology) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Current Joys: A Different Age (Danger Collective) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Denzel Curry: TA1300 (Loma Vista) [07-27] - hip hop [***]
  • Cursive: Vitriola (15 Passenger) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Brothers (self-released) [07-25] - jazz
  • Francesco Cusa & the Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Cut Chemist: Die Cut (A Stable Sound) [03-02] - electronic
  • Cut Worms: Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar) [05-04] - indie pop
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Decay of the Angel (5049) [08-17] - jazz
  • Cypress Hill: Elephants on Acid (BMG) [09-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • Andrew Cyrille: Lebroba (ECM) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Czarface Meets Metal Face (Silver Age) [03-30] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Chuck D as Mistachuck: Celebration of Ignorance (SpitSLAM) [11-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • D Double E: Jackuum (Bluku Music) [08-31] - hip-hop
  • Duduka Da Fonseca Trio: Plays Dom Salvador (Sunnyside) [04-13] - jazz
  • Maria Da Rocha: Beetroot & Other Stories (Shhpuma) [03-16] - 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
  • Laureen Daigle: Look Up Child (Centricity Music) [09-07] - gospel
  • Will Dailey: Golden Walker (Wheelkick) [06-01] - rock
  • Tim Daisy's Fulcrum Ensemble: Animation (Relay) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Daisy: Configurations (Relay) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dalham: Janus (Public House) [02-00] - ambient
  • DALI (Deadly Avenger & Luke Insect): When Haro Met Sally (Burning Witches) [07-27] - electronic
  • The Dali Thundering Concept: Savages (self-released) [04-13] - progressive metall
  • Lucrecia Dalt: Anticlines (RVNG Intl) [05-04]
  • Roger Daltrey: As Long as I Have You (Polydor) [06-01] - rock
  • The Damned: Evil Spirits (Spinefarm) [04-13] - punk
  • Damu the Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews: Dreams & Vibrations (Redefinition) [05-11] - hip-hop
  • Dan + Shay: Dan + Shay (Warner Nashville) [06-22] - country
  • Ben Danaher: Still Feel Lucky (Soundly Music) [09-07] - folk
  • Dancehall: The Band (Vibe/Anti-Vibe) [06-15] - post-punk
  • Jesse Daniel: Jesse Daniel (Die True) [05-26] - country
  • 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 (Hopeless) [01-26] - rock
  • Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil (Resonance) [06-01] - jazz
  • Lars Danielsson: Summerwind (ACT) - jazz
  • Daphne & Celeste: Daphne & Celeste Save the World (Balatonic) [03-30] - synthpop [B]
  • Eric Darius: Breakin' Thru (SagiDarius) [08-24] - jazz
  • The Dark Light: Keep Off the Grass (Unknown Pleasures) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Dark Sarah: The Golden Moth (Inner Wound) [09-21] - metal
  • Dark Times: Tell Me What I Need (Sheep Chase) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Dark Web: Clone Age (Erste Theke Tontraeger) [02-14]
  • Darlingside: Extralife (More Doug/Thirty Tigers) [02-23] - indie folk
  • Dashboard Confessional: Crooked Shadows (Fueled by Ramen) [02-09]
  • Daughters: You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac) [10-26] - noise rock
  • Daughtry: Cage to Rattle (RCA) [07-27] - pop idol
  • Sarah Davachi: Let Night Come on Bells End the Day (Recital) [04-13]
  • Sarah Davachi: Gave in Rest (Ba Da Bing!) [09-14] - drone
  • Chris Dave: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (Blue Note) [01-26] - r&b [B]
  • Craig David: The Time Is Now (Insanity) [01-26] - electropop
  • Delaney Davidson: Shining Day (Southbound Music) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Marie Davidson: Working Class Woman (Ninja Tune) [10-05] - tech house [A-]
  • Roger Davidson Quartet Featuring Hendrik Meurkens: Music From the Heart (Soundbrush) [09-04] - jazz
  • Billie Davies Trio: Perspectives II (self-released) [09-26] - jazz
  • Daniel Davies: Events Score (Lakeshore) [08-31] - electronic
  • Josephine Davies' Satori: In the Corners of Clouds (Whirlwind) [11-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Davies: Our Country: Americana Act 2 (Legacy) [06-29] - pop/rock
  • Benjamin Lazar Davis: Nothing Matters (BLD) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Caroline Davis: Heart Tonic (Sunnyside) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Elise Davis: Cactus (Tone Tree Music) [09-07] - folk
  • James Davis Quintet: Disappearing Roads (Whistler) [06-15] - jazz
  • Jonathan Davis: Black Labyrinth (Sumerian) [05-25] - rock
  • Jordan Davis: Home State (EMI Nashville) [03-23] - contry
  • Kris Davis & Craig Taborn: Octopus (Pyroclastic) [01-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Kris Davis/Matt Mitchell/Aruan Ortiz/Matthew Shipp: New American Songbooks Volume 2 (Sound American) [12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Mikaela Davis: Delivery (Rounder) [07-13] - indie pop
  • Ward Davis: Asunder (self-released -EP) [11-23] - country
  • Dawes: Passwords (Hub) [06-22] - pop/rock
  • Dawnbreaker: Deus Vult (1022919 DK) [05-25] - metal
  • Devin Dawson: Dark Horse (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) [01-19] - country
  • Dennis Llewellyn Day: Bossa Blues and Ballads (DDay Media Group) [08-25] - jazz [*]
  • The Daysleepers: Creation (My Daydream) [09-07] - rock
  • Jesse Dayton: The Outsider (Blue Elan) [06-08] - country
  • DBridge: A Love I Can't Explain (Exit) [10-20] - downtempo
  • De Leon: De Leon (Mana) [03-09] - electronic
  • Dead Can Dance: Dionysus (PIAS) [11-01]
  • Dead Composers Club [Noah Preminger/Rob Garcia]: Chopin Project (Connection Works) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Dead Horses: My Mother the Moon (self-released) [04-06] - country
  • Dead Vortex: Event Horizon/Redshift (A Besta) [05-27] - jazz
  • Deadbeat: Wax Poetic for This Our Great Resolve (BLKRTZ) [04-27]
  • Deaf Havana: Rituals (SO/Silva Screen) [08-03] - rock
  • Deafheaven: Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-) [07-13] - blackgaze
  • Matthew Dear: Bunny (Ghostly international) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Dear Nora: Skulls Example (Orindal) [05-25] - indie pop
  • Michael Dease: Reaching Out (Posi-Tone) [01-26] - jazz [B]
  • Michael Dease: Bonafide (Posi-Tone) [10-12] - 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
  • Death Valley Girls: Darkness Rains (Suicide Squeeze) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • The Declining Winter: Belmont Slope (Home Assembly Music) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Debit: Animus (NAAFI) [02-23] - electronic
  • The Decemberists: I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol) [03-16] - indie pop
  • Jerry David Decicca: Time the Teacher (Impossible Ark) [02-09] - country
  • Dedekind Cut: Tahoe (Kranky) [02-23] - ambient
  • Manny Dee: The Residue (Tresor) [06-29] - electronic
  • Deep'a & Biri: Dominance (Black Crow) [03-23]
  • Dehousy: Stage 2 ([Re]Sources) [07-20] - electronic
  • Tomasa Del Real: Bellaca Del Ano (Nacional) [05-18]
  • Del the Funky Homosapien & Amp Live: Gate 13 (Gate 13) [04-20] - hip hop
  • Gonzalo Del Val With David Liebman & Ronan Guilfoyle: Standards in Dublin (Quadrant) [05-25] - jazz
  • Helena Deland: From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol I (Luminelle) [03-02] - rock
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Spots on Stripes (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • Delgres: Mo Jodi (Jazz Village) [08-31] - jazz
  • Christopher Dell/Johannes Brecht/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard [DBLW]: Boulez Materialism: Live in Concert (Plaist) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Jax Deluca: Organs in the Wind (self-released) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Mac DeMarco: Salad Days Demos (Captured Tracks) [08-24] - indie rock
  • Demdike Stare: Passion (Modern Love) [10-26] - electronic
  • Demob Happy: Holy Doom (Silva Screen) [03-23] - noise rock
  • Den-Mate: Loceke (Babe City) [09-28] - rock
  • Der Lange Schatten: Concurrences (Trouble in the East) - jazz
  • Der Nino Aus Wien: Der Nino Aus Wien (Problembar) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Julien Desprez/Luis Lopes: Boa Tarde (Shhpuma) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Dessa: Chime (Doomtree) [02-23] - art pop [A-]
  • Michael Dessen Trio: Somewhere in the Upstream (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Detroit Bop Quintet: Two Birds (TQM -EP) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Detroit Swindle: High Life (Heist) [05-28] - electronic
  • Raheem DeVaughn: Decade of a Love King (BMG) [H|r&b]
  • Aisha Devi: DNA Feelings (Houndstooth) [05-11] - post-industrial
  • The Devil Makes Three: Chains Are Broken (New West) [08-24] - rock
  • DeVotchKa: The Night Falls Forever (Concord) [08-24] - pop/rock
  • Devouring Star: The Arteries of Heresy (Dark Descent) [10-26] - metal
  • DeWolf: Thrust (Mascot) [05-04]
  • Dwiki Dharmawan: Rumah Batu (Moonjune) [06-00] - jazz
  • Al Di Meola: Elegant Gypsy & More Live (Ear Music) [07-20] - jazz
  • Ron Di Salvio/Bart Plateau: The Puglia Suite (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Robert Diack: Lost Villages (self-released) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Dialeto: Live With David Cross (Moonjune) - jazz
  • Hannah Diamond: Soon I Won't See You at All (PC Music -EP -17) [2017-12-13] - electronic
  • Stella Diana: 57 (Vipchoyo Sound Factory) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Alela Diane: Cusp (Allpoints) [02-09] - pop/rock
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) [05-18] - African [**]
  • Greg Diaz & the Art of Imagination Jazz Orchestra: Begin the Agora (AOI Group) [08-27] - jazz
  • Olegario Diaz: I Remember Chet (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Robert Dick/Tiffany Chang: Raise the River (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Broeder Dieleman: Komma (Snowstar) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Die Nerven: Fake (Glitterhouse) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • The Digital Blonde: Neon (JOOF) [09-03] - electronic
  • Cara Dillon: Wanderer (Charcoal -17) [2017-10-13] - folk
  • Dilly Dally: Heaven (Partisan) [09-14] - alt rock
  • Will DiMaggio: At Ease (Future Times)
  • Dimmu Borgir: Eonian (Nuclear Blast) [05-06] - metal
  • Dinosaur: Wonder Trail (Edition) [05-04] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Diorio: Straight Ahead to the Light (Art of Life) - jazz
  • Dir En Grey: The Insulated World (Columbia) [10-12]
  • Direct Hit: Crown of Nothing (Fat Wreck Chords) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Dirtmusic: Bu Bir Ruya (Glitterbeat) [01-26] -
  • The Dirty Nil: Master Volume (Dine Alone) [09-14] - alt rock
  • 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 [**]
  • Disturbed: Evolution (Reprise) [10-18] - rock
  • Divine Weeks: We're All We Have (self-released) [11-09] - rock
  • 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 Jazzy Jeff: M3 (Playlist Music) [05-08] - hip-hop
  • DJ Juan Data: Ritmos Crotos Volume 1 (Stronghold Sound) [10-03]
  • DJ Khalab: Black Noise 2084 (On the Corner) [07-20] - jazz
  • DJ Koze: Knock Knock (Pampa) [05-04] - deep house [B]
  • DJ Krush: Cosmic Yard (ES) [03-21] - hip-hop
  • DJ Nigga Fox: Cranio (Warp -EP) [03-09] -
  • DJ Raph: Sacred Groves (self-released) [05-04] - electronic
  • DJ Richard: Dies Irae Xerox (Dial) [06-15] - electronic
  • DJ Smokey & Ruben Slikk: Goony Toonz (self-released) [06-08] - hip-hop
  • DJ Taye: Still Trippin' (Hyperdub) [03-02] - footwork
  • Django Django: Marble Skies (Ribbon) [01-26] - indie pop
  • Djrum: Portrait With Firewood (R&S) [08-17] - electronic
  • DMA's: For Now (BMG) [04-27] - britpop
  • Doctor Nativo: Guatemaya (Stonetree) [09-15] - Latin [A-]
  • The Dodos: Certainty Waves (Polyvinyl) [10-12] - indie rock
  • Dodsrit: Spirit Crusher (Prosthetic) [09-28] - black metal
  • Doe: Grow Into It (Topshelf) [09-28] - rock
  • Dogwood: Hecate's Hounds (Nusica.org) [01-18] - jazz [**]
  • Dolphin: 442 (self-released) [03-23] - electronic
  • David Dominique: Mask (Orenda) [11-09] - jazz [C]
  • Stefflon Don: Secure (Polydor) [08-17] - mixtape
  • Don Kapot: Don Kapot (Mr. Nakayasi) [05-27] - jazz
  • Dine Doneff: Rousilvo (ECM) - jazz
  • Liran Donin's 1000 Boats: 8 Songs (Cavalo) [09-21] - jazz
  • Donna the Buffalo: Dance in the Street (self-released) [11-09] - folk
  • 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
  • Giuseppe Doronzo: Goya (Tora) [08-24] - jazz
  • Dorothy: 28 Days in the Valley (Roc Nation) [03-16] - rock
  • Dos Santos: Logos (International Anthem) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Dot Dash: Proto Retro (The Beautiful Music) [07-27] - jazz
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard: Saturday (Greenleaf Music) [12-08] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Douglas: Affirmation (with Discomfort) (self-released) [04-06] - jazz
  • Al Doum & the Faryds: Spirit Rejoin (Bongo Joe)
  • Douvelle19: D19 (D19 -EP) [09-19] - electronic
  • Kit Downes: Obsidian (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [B]
  • Donato Dozzy: Mindless Fullness (Eerie -EP) [04-23] - techno
  • Donato Dozzy: Filo Loves the Acid (Tresor) [07-13] - electronic
  • 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
  • Bob Drake: L'Isola Dei Lupi (self-released) [10-04]
  • Hamid Drake/Ralph M Jones/Adam Rudolph: Karuna (Meta) - jazz
  • Hamid Drake/Joe McPhee: Keep Going (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz
  • Drakeo the Ruler: Cold Devil (Stinc Team -17) [12-26-2017] - hip-hop
  • Kaja Draksler/Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger: Punkt Vrt Plastik (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Drangsal: Zores (Caroline) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • Dream System 8: We Sleep Again (Minty Fresh) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Dream Troll: The Witch's Curse (self-released) [02-02]
  • Dream Wife: Dream Wife (Lucky Number) [01-26] - alt rock [***]
  • Dreams: No One Defeats Us (EMI Australia) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • The Dreebs: Forest of a Crew (Ramp Local) [06-01]
  • Eris Drew & Octo Octa: Devotion (Naive -EP) [10-26] - electronic
  • Drinks: Hippo Lite (Drag City) [04-20] - experimental rock
  • Drone Trio [Evelyn Davis/Fred Frith/Phillip Greenlief]: Lantskap Logic (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Drowse: Cold Air (The Flenser) [03-09] - shoegaze
  • Drudkh: They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Seasons of Mist) [03-08] - atmospheric black metal
  • Drug Church: Cheer (Pure Noise) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Druid: The Seven Scrolls (self-released) [09-09]
  • Drums & Tuba: Triumph! (Ropeadope) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Drury's Content Provider: Try (Different Track) - jazz
  • Dubstar: One (Northern Whites) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Dunbarrow: Dunbarrow II (Riding Easy)
  • 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/Jon Irabagon/Mark Sanders/Jim Bashford: The Rain Sessions (FMR) [09-00] - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/John O'Gallagher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders: Freedom Music (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • Matthew Doc Dunn: LIghtbourn (Cosmic Range) [08-13]
  • Duppy Gun: Miro Tape (Broken Versions) [04-27] - electronic
  • Kelman Duran: 13th Month (Apocalipsis) [11-27] - electronic
  • The Du-Rites: Gamma Ray Jones (Redefinition/Fat Beats) [11-23] - r&b
  • Baxter Dury/Etienne De Crecy/Delilah Holliday: BED (Heavenly) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa () [04-06]
  • The Dwarfs of East Agouza: Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers (Annihaya) - jazz
  • Thomas Dybdahl: All These Things (V2) [alt/indie]
  • Mia Dyberg Trio: Ticket! (Clean Feed) [07-00] - jazz [***]
  • Bokani Dyer Trio: Neo-Native (self-released) - 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) [07-13] - 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 [***]
  • Open Mike Eagle: What Happens When I Try to Relax (Auto Reverse -EP) [10-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Eagle Twin: The Thundering Herd (Southern Lord) [03-30] - metal
  • The Earls of Leicester: Live at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame (New Rounder) [09-28] - bluegrass
  • Eartheater: Irisiri (PAN) [06-08] - post-industrial
  • Earthgang: Royalty (Spillage Village -EP) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Earthless: Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast) [03-16] - rock
  • Anderson East: Encore (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [01-12] - soul
  • Dave East: Paranoia 2 [P2] (Def Jam) [01-16] - hip hop
  • Dave East: Karma 2 (The DisPensary) [07-27] - hip-hop
  • Dave East and Styles P: Beloved (Def Jam) [10-05] - hip-hop
  • East Man: Red White and Zero (Planet Mu) [02-16] - electronic
  • 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
  • Ebony Bones: Nephilim (1984) [07-20] - alt/indie
  • Echo Beds: Buried Language (The Flenser) [08-17] - electronic
  • Echo Ladies: Pink Noise (Sonic Cathedral) [06-08] - pop
  • Echodrone: Past Present and Future (Isomer) [01-23] - alt/indie
  • Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Planets (Right Track) - 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 [**]
  • Editors: Violence (PIAS) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Gal (Spinnerette) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Delroy Edwards: Rio Grande (LA Club Resource) [03-30] - hypnagogic pop
  • Richard Edwards: Verdugo (Mariel) [06-01]
  • Colin Edwin & Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes Vol 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor (RareNoise) [10-26] - jazz [**]
  • Eels: The Deconstruction (E-Works) [04-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Ana Egge: White Tiger (StorySound) [06-08] - folk
  • The Egyptian Lover: 1985 (Egyptian Empire) [11-30] - electronic
  • Jake Ehrenreich: A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs (self-released) [11-02] - 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
  • Wendy Eisenberg: The Machinic Unconscious (Tzadik) [10-19] - jazz
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Its Shape Is Your Touch (Vin du Select Qualitite) [10-22] - jazz
  • El Coyote: El Coyote (self-released) [04-03] - country
  • El Dusty: Cumbia City (Aftercluv Dancelab) [05-11] - electronic
  • Jorge Elbrecht: Here Lies (self-released) [02-27] - pop
  • Elder Brother: Stay Inside (Pure Noise) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Electric Citizen: Helltown (Riding Easy)
  • Electric Indigo: 511593 (Imbalance Computer Music) [03-13] - ambient
  • Electric Squeezebox Orchestra: The Falling Dream (OA2) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • Electronica Pineapple Boys: Hello! EPB (self-released) [04-20] - new age
  • Elephant Micah: Genericana (Western Vinyl) [08-05] - experimental folk
  • Elephant9: Greatest Show on Earth (Rune Grammofon) [02-16] - jazz
  • Eleventeen Eston: At the Water (Growing Bin) [05-22] - electronic
  • Elisapie: The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (Bronsound) [09-14] - folk
  • Ehran Elisha/Albert Beger/Dave Philips: Heads (CIMP) - jazz
  • Elk City: Everbody's Insecure (Bar None) [03-16] - alt/indie
  • Roddy Ellias/Marc Copland/Adrian Vedady: ECV: Sticks and Stones (Kwimu Music) - jazz
  • Kurt Elling: The Questions (Okeh) [03-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Pee Wee Ellis: In My Ellingtonian Mood (Minor Music) [03-23] - jazz
  • Elohim: Elohim (BMG) [04-27]
  • Emanative: Earth (Jazzman) - jazz
  • Prins Emanuel: Diagonal Musik (Music for Dreams) [11-02] - electronic
  • Embassador Dulgoon: Hydrorion Remnants (Nonlocal Research) [07-01]
  • The Embassy: White Lake (International) [11-21] - alt/indie
  • Emery: Eve (BC Music) [11-09] - rock
  • Eminem: Kamikaze (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) [08-31] - hip hop [**]
  • Emma Louise: Lilac Everything (Liberation) [09-14] - pop
  • Signe Emmeluth's Amoeba: Polyp (Ora Fonogram) [03-16] - jazz
  • Empath: Liberating Guilt and Fear (Get Better) [03-28] - noise pop
  • Empress Of: Us (Terrible) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • En Attendant Ana: Lost and Found (Trouble in Mind) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • The End [Sofia Jernberg/Mats Gustafsson/Kjetil Moster/Anders Hana/Greg Saunier]: Svarmod Och Vemod Ar Vardesinnen (RareNoise) [06-29] - jazz [D+]
  • Endangered Blood: Don't Freak Out (Skirl) [07-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Enemy: Enemy (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Ron English: Dance/Cry/Dance (Detroit Music Factory) [07-20] - jazz
  • The English Beat [Dave Wakeling]: Here We Go Love (Here We Go) [05-25] [B-]
  • EOD: Named (bbbbbb) [07-13] - techno
  • Fima Ephron: Songs From the Tree (Ropeadope) [10-26] - jazz
  • Epic Beard Men: Season 1 (Strange Famous) [03-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Epic45: Through Broken Summer (Wayside and Woodland) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • The Equity & Social Justice Quartet: Argle-Bargle or Foofaraw (Edgetone) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Erasure: World Be Live (Mute) [07-06] - alt dance
  • Ibon Errazkin: Foto Aerea (Elefant) [03-09] - pop
  • Espen Eriksen Trio With Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy (Rune Grammofon) [05-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Oytun Ersan: Fusiolicious (self-released) [06-01] - jazz
  • Peter Erskine & the Dr Um Band: On Call (Fuzzy Music) [04-06] - jazz
  • Escape-ism: The Lost Record (Merge) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Eli Escobar: Shout (Classic) [10-31] - deep house
  • Wayne Escoffery: Vortex (Sunnyside) [01-26] - jazz
  • Alejandro Escovedo: The Crossing (Yep Roc) [09-14] - folk
  • John Escreet: Learn to Live (Blue Room) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Gabriel Espinosa: Nostalgias De Mi Vida (Zoho) [10-05] - jazz
  • The Essex Green: Hardly Electronic (Merge) [06-29] - indie pop
  • Estelle: Lovers Rock (VP) [09-07] - reggae
  • Etch: Ups & Downs (Sneaker Social Club) [10-19] - electronic
  • Eternal Summers: Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying (Nevado) [05-04]
  • Ethers: Ethers (Trouble in Mind) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Andre Ethier: Under Grape Leaves (Telephone Explosion) [01-19]
  • Etran De L'Air: No 1 (Sahel Sounds) [10-01] - African
  • E-Turn: Young World (Fake Four) [09-28] - hip-hop
  • Eureka California: Roadrunners (HHBTM) [05-04]
  • EUT: Fool for the Vibes (V2 Benelux) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures Monday Nights: Volume One (Bopper Spock Suns Music) [12-07] - jazz [*]
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: Presence (Smoke Sessions) [09-21] - jazz [B]
  • Peter Evans/Weasel Walter: Poisonous (UgExplode) [06-01] - jazz
  • Peter Evans/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Free Radicals at DOM (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-19] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Evans/Barry Guy: Syllogistic Moments (Maya) - jazz
  • Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell (XL) [02-16] - alt r&b
  • Sam Evian: You Forever (Saddle Creek) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Evicshen: Klee Doll (Hot Releases) [07-01] - electronic
  • Evidence: Weather or Not (Rhymesayers) [01-26] - hip hop
  • Evil Blizzard: The Worst Show on Earth (Crackedankles) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Evil Genius: Experiments on Human Subjects (Orenda) - jazz
  • Evoken: Hypnagogia (Profound Lore) [11-09] - metal
  • Ewol/Grey Code/Skylark: I I I (MethLab -EP) [09-06] - electronic
  • The Ex: 27 Passports (Ex) [03-22] - postpunk [A]
  • Ex Comets: Life Is an Illusion (self-released -EP) [02-22]
  • Exael: Collex (West Mineral) [10-26] - ambient
  • Exes: Before You Go (self-released) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • EXO: Don't Mess Up My Tempo (SM) [11-02] - K-pop
  • EXP Quintet: Shreds (Palomar) [01-00] - jazz
  • Exploded View: Obey (Sacred Bones) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • The Exploding Eyes Orchestra: II (Svart) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Ex:Re: Ex:Re (Glassnote) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (PNL) [04-13] - jazz [B]
  • Extremity: Coffin Birth (20 Buck Spin) [07-20] - metal
  • Eyedress: Sensitive G (Lex) [11-16] - electronic
  • Eyes of Love: End of the Game (Wharf Cat) [08-17]
  • George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's (Columbia) [03-23] - pop/rock
  • Ezra Collective: Juan Pablo: The Philosopher (Enter the Jungle) [10-06] - jazz
  • Fabled: Short Stories () [09-28] - jazz
  • FACS: Negative Houses (Trouble in Mind) [03-30] - noise rock
  • Factory Floor: A Soundtrack for a Film (H/O/D) [10-12] - electronic
  • Dizzy Fae: Free Form Mixtape (self-released) [02-02] - r&b
  • Failure: In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind (Failure) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Faith/Void: Embrace Nothingness (self-released) [09-07] - rock
  • Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (BMG) [11-02] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Nathan Fake: Sunder (Ninja Tune -EP) [02-23] - IDM
  • Fake Humans: Exegesis (Shhpuma) [05-11] - jazz
  • Kyle Falconer: No Thank You (Riverman) [07-27] - rock
  • The Fall: Lovable (Cherry Red) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Fall Out Boy: Mania (Island) [01-19] - rock
  • Brian Fallon: Sleepwalkers (Island) [02-09] - heartland rock
  • FAME: Maluma (Sony Music Latin) [05-18] - latin
  • Bebe Fang: Bebe Fang (Vrystaete) - ambient
  • Fantastic Negrito: Please Don't Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [06-15] - blues
  • Farai: Rebirth (Big Dada) [11-30] - electronic
  • Farao: Pure-O (Western Vinyl) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Marco Faraone: Lunar Eclipse (Drumcode) [11-05] - electronic
  • Fred Farell: Distant Song (Whaling City Sound) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Mylene Farmer: Desobeissance (Stuffed Monkey) [09-28] - French
  • Adrean Farrugia/Joel Frahm: Blues Dharma (GB) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Fat Tony and J KELR: Full Circle (self-released -EP) [06-15] - hip hop
  • Fat Tony: 10000 Hours (self-released) [09-28] - hip hop [*]
  • Father Murphy: Rising: A Requiem for Father Murphy (Avant!) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Fatherson: Sum of All Your Parts (Easy Life) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Fatima: And Yet It's All Love (Eglo) [09-28] - r&b
  • Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries: Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries (Emotional Response) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Adam Faucett: It Took the Shape of a Bird (Last Chance) [08-24] - rock
  • Maria Faust: Machina (Stunt) [02-16] - jazz
  • Faustcoven: In the Shadow of Doom (Nuclear War Now) [07-31] - metal
  • FAVX: Welfare (Miel de Moscas/Burger -EP) [01-12] - rock [**]
  • John Faxe: I Am Awake (Losen) - jazz
  • Lorraine Feather: Math Camp (Relarion) - jazz
  • Thomas Fehlmann: Los Lagos (Kompakt) [09-07] - electronic
  • Ezra Feinberg: Pentimento and Others (Related States) [02-02] - new age
  • Simone Felice: The Projector (New York Pro) [04-13]
  • Natali Felicia: Wrong Era (AntiFragile) [03-30]
  • Felicita: Hej! (PC Music) [08-03] - electronic
  • Fenne Lily: On Hold (self-released) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Andre Fernandes' Centauri: Draco (Nischo) [03-18] - jazz
  • Agusti Fernandez/Pablo Ledesma: En Vivo En El Festival De Jazz De Buenos Aires (Discos ICM) [02-15] - jazz
  • The Fernweh: The Fernweh (Skeleton Key) [11-30] - folk
  • Bryan Ferry and His Orchestra: Bitter-Sweet (BMG) [11-30] - vocal [**]
  • Feu! Chatterton: L'Oiseleur (Universal Music Division Barclay) [03-09]
  • The Fever 333: Made an America (Roadrunner/333 Wreckords Crew) [03-23] - rock
  • Martha Ffion: Sunday Best (Turnstile) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else (Polydor) [03-16] - synthpop [**]
  • Fiddlehead: Springtime and Blind (Runs for Cover) [04-13] - indie rock
  • The Field: Infinite Moment (Kompakt) [09-21] - minimal techno
  • Field Music: Open Here (Memphis Industries) [02-02] - progressive pop
  • Field Report: Summertime Songs (Verve) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Fia Fiell: All in the Same Room (Nice Music) [05-07] - electronic
  • The Fierce & the Dead: The Euphoric ()
  • Lars Fiil: Frit Fald II (Fiil Free) - jazz
  • Joao Pais Filipe: Joao Pais Filipe (Lovers & Lollypops) [09-21] - jazz
  • Roman Filiu: Quarteria (Sunnyside) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Film School: Bright to Death (Hauskat) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • The Filthy Tongues: Back to Hell (Neon Tetra) [04-21]
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: Soar (Bendigedig) -
  • Jonathan Finlayson: 3 Times Round (Pi) [10-05] - jazz [A-]
  • R Finn: Collecting Trip (Heritage) - Americana
  • Nick Finzer: No Arrival (Posi-Tone) [04-13] - jazz
  • Nick Finzer's Hear & Now: Live in New York City (Outside In) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Fire!: The Hands (Rune Grammofon) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • Fire-Toolz: Skinless X-1 (Hausu Mountain) [08-24] - electronic
  • First Aid Kit: Ruins (Columbia) [01-19] - indie folk [B]
  • Jorg Fischer & Ingo Deul: Vinkenslag (Sporeprint) [02-00] - jazz
  • Nora Fischer & Marnix Dorrestein: Hush (Universal Music) [04-13] - classical
  • Fischerspooner: Sir (Ultra) [02-16] - electroclash
  • Amanda Fish: Free (VizzTone) [09-14] - blues
  • Fish-Scale Sunrise: No Queen Rises (Relative pitch) - jazz
  • Fit of Body: Black Box No Cops (2MR) [06-22] - pop punk
  • George FitzGerald: All That Must Be (Double Six) [03-09] - deep house [**]
  • William Fitzsimmons: Mission Bell (Nettwerk) [09-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Five Finger Death Punch: And Justice for None (Prospect Park) [05-18] - metal
  • Flasher: Constant Image (Domino) [06-08] - post-punk
  • Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) [04-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • Dom Flemons: Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways) [03-23] - folk
  • JK Flesh: New Horizon (Electric Deluxe) [09-28] - electronic
  • Kirk Fletcher: Hold On (self-released) [10-19] - blues
  • Birgitta Flick Quartet: Color Studies (Double Moon) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Virgin EMI) [06-29] - indie pop [*]
  • Flow: Trine (Tardis -EP) [02-12] - tech house
  • Flowers Must Die: Dar Blommor Dor (Rev/vega) [05-25] - rock
  • Roman Flugel: Themes (ESP Institute) [10-26] - electronic
  • Sue Foley: The Ice Queen (Stony Plain) [03-02] - blues [***]
  • Miya Folick: Premonitions (Terrible/Interscope) [10-26] - indie pop
  • Folk Soul Revival: Folk Soul Revival (self-released) [08-17] - country
  • Follow the Cipher: Follow the Cipher (Nuclear Blast) [05-11] - metal
  • Foodman: Aru Otoko No Densetsu (Sun Ark) [09-21]
  • For King & Country: Burn the Ships (Word Entertainment) [10-05] - CCM
  • David Ford: Animal Spirits (AntiFragile Music) [05-11] - rock
  • Adam Forkelid: Reminiscence (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Forma: Semblance (Kranky) [07-20] - progressive electronic
  • Forma: F ()
  • Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: Time Like This (Intakt) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Forth Wanderers: Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Frank Foster: 'Til I'm Gone (Lone Chief) [09-21] - country
  • Josephine Foster: Faithful Fairy Harmony (Fire) [11-16] - folk
  • Michael Foster/Ben Bennett/Jacob Wiik: Glove Issues (Palliative) - jazz
  • Michael Foster/Katherine Young/Michael Zerang: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed (Relative Pitch) [12-07] - jazz [*]
  • Jeffrey Foucault: Blood Brothers (Tone Tree Music) [06-22] - folk
  • Julie Fowlis/Eamon Doorley/Zoe Conway/John McInntyre: Allt (Machair) [09-12] - folk
  • Ken Fowser: Don't Look Down (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Christopher Fox: Topophony (HatArt) - jazz
  • Danny Fox Trio: The Great Nostalgist (Hot Cup) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Ruby Rose Fox: Salt (self-realeased) [06-20] - pop
  • Foxing: Nearer My God (Triple Crown) [08-10] - indie rock
  • Foxwarren: Foxwarren (Anti-) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) [01-26] - ambient [**]
  • Frame Trio: Luminaria (FMR) - jazz
  • Dany Franchi: Problem Child (Station House) [05-18] - blues
  • Phil France: Circle (Gondwana) [08-31] - dance/electronic
  • James Francies: Flight (Blue Note) [10-19] - jazz [B]
  • Maurice Frank: Mad Romance and Love (Jumo Music) [07-06] - jazz
  • 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 ()
  • Fredfades & Eikrem: Gronlandsutraen (Forlaget Fanfare)
  • Free Cake for Every Creature: The Bluest Star (Double Double Whammy) [08-03] - twee pop
  • Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds (VOF) [08-06] - jazz
  • Ace Frehley: Spaceman (Entertainment One) [10-19] - rock
  • Amaro Freitas: Rasif (Far Out) [10-19] - jazz
  • Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet: Carpe Diem (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Jurg Frey and Magnus Granberg/Ensemble Grizzana: Early to Late (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Eleanor Friedberger: Rebound (Frenchkiss) [05-04] - indie pop
  • Erik Friedlander: Artemisia (Skipstone) [04-13] - jazz [**]
  • Gabriela Friedli Trio: Areas (Leo) [07-12] - jazz [**]
  • Don Friedman Trio: Love Music (Progressive) [08-24] - jazz
  • Kinky Friedman: Circus of Life (Echo Hill) [07-06] - country [*]
  • Friends and Neighbors: What's Next (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • David Friesen: My Faith My Life (Origin -2CD) [11-16] - 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-]
  • FRND: Before U I Didn't Exist (BMG) [11-16] - electronic
  • Romulo Froes: O Disco Das Horas (YB Music) [06-08] - Brazil
  • Frog Eyes: Violet Psalms (Paper Bag) [05-18]
  • Frokedel: How We Made It (Propeller) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • The Front Bottoms: Ann (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [05-18] - pop punk
  • Frontierer: Unloved (self-released) [07-27] - metal
  • Frontperson: Frontrunner (Oscar Street) [09-21] - rock
  • Frost: Matters (Lost Room) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Ben Frost: All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated () [03-23]
  • Fucked and Bound: Suffrage ()
  • Fucked Up: Dose Your Dreams (Merge) [10-05] - art punk
  • Sinsuke Fujieda: Hyper Harmony (SoFa) - jazz
  • Satoko Fujii: Solo (Libra) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda: Mizu (Long Song) [07-27] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ninety-Nine Years (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii/Joe Fonda/Gianni Mimmo: Triad (Long Song) [05-25] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: This Is It! (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Kikoeru: Tribute to Masaya Kimura (Libra) [12-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Yuko Fujiyama: Night Wave (Innova) [03-23] - jazz
  • Shinya Fukumori Trio: For 2 Akis (ECM) [02-16] - jazz
  • Robbie Fulks/Linda Gail Lewis: Wild! Wild! Wild! (Bloodshot) [08-10] - rockabilly [A-]
  • Full Blast: Rio (Trost) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue) [05-25] - jazz [*]
  • Champian Fulton: The Stylings of Champian (Champian) [10-26] - jazz
  • The Fun Years: A Heart to Heart About Our Values (Spring Break) [03-03] - new age
  • Funeral Mist: Hekatomb (Horma Evangelium Diaboli) [06-15] - metal
  • Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) [02-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Furrow Collective: Fathoms (Hudson) [11-09] - folk
  • Furze: The Presence . . . (Polytriad Fingerprints) [09-17] - black metal
  • Andy Fusco: Turmoil (SteepleChase) [08-01] - jazz
  • Fusk: The Jig Is Up (WhyPlayJazz) [04-27] - jazz
  • Future: Beast Mode 2 (Epic/Freebandz) [07-06] - hip hop [A-]
  • Future & Juice Wrld: Wrld on Drugs (Epic/Freebandz) [10-19] - hip-hop
  • Future War Bride: Majahua (self-released) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Fuudge: Les Matricides (Lazy at Work) [11-09] - rock
  • Julius Gabriel/Joao Pais Filipe: Paisiel (Lovers & Lollypops) [02-26] - jazz
  • Thomas Gabriel: Long Way Home (Oxvision Media) [08-16] - country
  • Gaika: Basic Volume (Warp) [07-27] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • Jeffrey Gaines: Alright (Omnivore) [01-26] - rock
  • Galahad: Seas of Change ()
  • Peter Gall: Paradox Dreambox (Traumton) [09-21] - jazz
  • Ron Gallo: Stardust Birthday Party (New West) [10-05]
  • Hal Galper Quartet: Cubist (Origin) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sergio Galvao/Lupa Santiago/Clement Landais/Franck Enouf: 2X2 (Origin) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Elliot Galvin: The Influencing Machine (Edition) [01-26] - jazz
  • Sebastian Gandera: Le Raccourci (Efficient Space) [09-28] - jazz
  • Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita (4AD) [06-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Gang of Youths: MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) (Mosy) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Anja Garbarek: The Road Is Just a Surface (Drabant Music) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Fernando Garcia: Guasabara Puerto Rico (Zoho) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Kany Garcia: Soy Yo (Sony Latin) [05-18] - Latin pop
  • The Garden: Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (Epitaph) [03-30] - alt/indie
  • Amanda Gardier: Empathy (Green Mind) [08-24] - jazz
  • Melody Gardot: Live in Europe (Verve -2CD) [02-09] - jazz
  • Garland: Preludes #1 (Lullabies for Insomniacs) [06-08] - electronica
  • 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]
  • Kevin Gates: Luca Brasi 3 (Bread Winners' Association) [09-27] - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • Amerigo Gazaway: No Free Beats: An Original Soundtrack (self-released) [10-26] - hip-hop
  • Gazelle Twin: Pastoral (Anti-Ghost/Moon Ray) [09-21] - post-industrial
  • Gazpacho: Soyuz (Kscope) [05-18] - rock
  • GDFX: Young Ox Restraint (Mondoj) [05-27] - jazz
  • Seppe Gebruers/Hugo Antunes/Paul Lovens: The Room: Time & Space (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Sam Gendel/Sam Wilkes: Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar (Leaving) [06-15] - jazz
  • Gengahr: Where Wildness Grows (self-released) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Tommy Genesis: Tommy Genesis (Downtown) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • M Geddes Gengras: Light Pipe (Room40) [10-12] - electronic
  • Gee Tee: Gee Tee (Sorry State) [06-08] - punk
  • Geniuser: I Am (OhAh) [06-22]
  • The Gentleman Losers: Permanently Midnight (Grainy) - electronic
  • Camilla George: The People Could Fly (Ubuntu) [09-28] - jazz
  • Inara George: Dearest Everybody (Release Me) [01-19] - pop
  • Geotic: Traversa (Ghostly International) [10-19] - electronic
  • Gepe: Folclor Imaginario (Quesmasucabeza) [09-14] - pop
  • Anthony Geraci: Why Did You Have to Go (Shining Stone) [09-21] - blues
  • Julian Gerstin Sextet: The Old City (Zabap Music) [10-05] - jazz
  • Get Cape Wear Cape Fly: Young Adult (Xtra Mile) [01-19] - alt/indie
  • Get the Blessing: Bristopia (Kartel) [09-21] - jazz
  • The Get Up Kids: Kicker (Polyvinyl) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Jim Ghedi: A Hymn for Ancient Land (Basin Rock) [11-17] - folk
  • Ghetts: Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament (GIIG) [09-14] - hip-hop
  • Ghorba: Zero Threat to the Rave (Jacktone) [11-09] - electronic
  • Ghost: Prequelle (Loma Vista) [06-01] - hard rock
  • Ghost Cop: One Weird Trick (self-released) [11-09] - synth punk
  • Ghost Music: I Was Hoping You'd Pass by Here (Arlen) [01-19] - folk
  • Ghostemane: N/O/I/S/E (Blackmage) [10-10] - alt/indie
  • Ghostface Killah: The Lost Tapes (X-Ray) [10-05] - hip-hop
  • Tania Giannouli/Rob Thorne/Steve Garden: Rewa (Rattle) - jazz
  • Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues (Concord) [09-21] - blues rock [*]
  • Geoff Gibbons: Shadow of a Stone: Songs of Remembrance (Bluecafe Music) [11-06] - folk
  • Freddie Gibbs: Freddie (ESGN/Empire -EP) [06-22] - hip hop [**]
  • Laura Gibson: Goners (Barsuk) [10-26] - indie folk
  • Gift of Gab: Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! (Giftstribution Unlimited -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [A-]
  • Marshall Gilkes/WDR Big Band: Always Forward (Alternate Side) - jazz
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Secularia (Red House) [07-13] - Americana
  • Celine Gillain: Bad Woman (Drama) [12-12] - pop
  • Gustavo Gimeno: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Funeral Song/Game of Cards/Concerto in D "Basel"/Agon (PentaTone Classics) [10-19] - classical
  • 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
  • Ruth Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 and 4/Song for Orcheatra/Knight in Armour (Chandos) [09-07] - classical
  • Giraffes? Giraffes!: Memory Lane (Topshelf) [04-27]
  • Pedro Giraudo: Vigor Tanguero (Zoho) [04-06] - jazz
  • Pedro Giraudo & The WDR Big Band: An Argentinian in New York (Zoho) [04-06] - jazz
  • Giriboy: Graduation (Loen Entertainment-17) [2017-12-19] - K-hop
  • Girl in Red: Chapter 1 (Marie Ulven -EP) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Glass Traps: Glass Traps (self-released) [09-23] - alt/indie
  • Glasser: Sextape (self-released -EP) [04-06]
  • Glintshake: [Nonb3A] (self-released) [11-27]
  • Glitch Mob: See Without Eyes (Glass Air) [05-04] - glitch hop
  • Gloria: Oidophon Echorama (Howlin Banana) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Glorietta: Glorietta (Nine Mile) [07-27] - folk rock
  • Glorior Belli: The Apostates (Season of Mist) [04-06] - metal
  • Jess Glynne: Always in Between (Atlantic) [10-12] - pop
  • 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
  • Goatman: Rhythms (Rocket) [10-12] - rock
  • God Is an Astronaut: Epitaph ()
  • Godsmack: When Legends Rise (Spinefarm) [04-27] - rock
  • GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star (Blue Note) [02-09] - jazz [*]
  • Go-Kart Mozart: Mozert's Mini-Mart (West Midlands) [02-23] - pop/rock
  • Adekunle Gold: About 30 (Afro Urban/Empire) [05-25] - African
  • Jared Gold: Reemergence (Srikezone) [05-04] - jazz
  • Aaron Goldberg: At the Edge of the World (Sunnyside) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Barry Goldberg: In the Groove (Sunset Blvd) [06-15] - blues
  • Ben Goldberg/Michael Coleman: Practitioner (BAG Productions) [04-06] - jazz
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Toy Tunes (Pirouet) [05-04] - jazz
  • Goldmund: Occasus (Western Vinyl) [04-13] - classical
  • The Vinny Golia Sextet: Trajectory (Nine Winds/Orenda) [03-30] - 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
  • Chilly Gonzales: Solo Piano III (Gentle Threat/Fontana/North) [09-07] - modern classical
  • Benito Gonzalez/Gerry Gibbs/Essiet Okon Essiet: Passion Reverence Transcendence: The Music of McCoy Tyner (Whaling City Sound) [04-27] - jazz [***]
  • Dayramir Gonzalez: The Grand Concourse (Hippos in Tanks) [03-02] - jazz
  • Good Charlotte: Generation Rx (BMG) [09-14] - rock
  • The Good the Bad the Queen: Merrie Land (Studio 13) [11-16] - art rock
  • The God the Bad & the Zugly: Misanthropical House (Fysisk Format) [01-26] - rock
  • Goodnight Texas: Conductor (2 Cent Bank Check) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Goon: Dusk of Punk/Happy Omen (Partisan) [07-13]
  • The Goon Sax: We're Not Talking (Wichita) [09-14] - indie pop [A-]
  • Kevin Gordon: Tilt and Shine (Crowville) [07-27]
  • Goreshit: Loather (self-released) [11-24] - electonic
  • Ipek Gorgun: Ecce Homo (Touch) [09-07] - classical
  • 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 [B]
  • Gouge Away: Burnt Sugar (Deathwish) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Victor Gould: Earthlings (Criss Cross) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Dino Govoni: Chance Meeting (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers: Bought to Rot (Bloodshot) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Grace Basement: Mississippi Nights (Avonmore) [01-19] - rock
  • Isaac Gracie: Isaac Gracie (Virgin) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Johan Graden: Olagenheter (Moserobie) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Graduating Life: Grad Life (self-released) [09-03] - alt/indie
  • Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything's Fine (Mello Music Group) [03-30] - hip hop [A-]
  • Max Graef: Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma (Tantelet) [10-26] - electronic
  • Seth Graham: Gasp (Orange Milk) [03-23] - experimental
  • Maria Grand: Magdalena (Biophilia) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Grand Canyon: Le Grand Canon (Bodan Kuma) [11-02]
  • Ariana Grande: Sweetener (Republic) [08-17] - pop [B]
  • Jerry Granelli: Dance Hall () - jazz
  • John Grant: Love Is Magic (Bella Union/Partisan) [10-12] - synthpop
  • Grapetooth: Grapetooth (Polyvinyl) [11-09] - hypnagogic pop
  • 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) [09-21] - vocal
  • Graz Composers Orchestra Meets Claudia Doffinger: Monochrome (QFTF) [07-27] - jazz
  • Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni: Twinkle Twinkle (Lamastrock) [03-16] - pop
  • Gordon Grdina: China Cloud (Madic) - jazz
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Ejdeha (Songlines) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Great Dane: Gamma Ray (ADBC) [07-20] - electronic
  • Great Lake Swimmers: TheWaves the Wake (Nettwerk) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • Great News: Wonderfault (Eget Selskap) [02-16] - 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 [**]
  • Kelly Green Trio: Volume One () - jazz
  • Russ Green: City Soul (Cleopatra) [06-08] - blues
  • William Clark Green: Hebert Island (Bill Greease) [08-10] - country
  • Green Dragon: Green Dragon (self-released)
  • Greenleaf: Hear the Rivers (Napalm) [11-09] - rock
  • Jonny Greenwood: You Were Never Really Here [Original Motion Picture Soundtdrack] (Lakeshore) [03-09]
  • Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread () [01-12] - modern classical
  • Tom Grennan: Lighting Matches (Insanity) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Tee Grizzley: Activated (300) [05-11] - trap rap
  • Muriel Grossmann: Golden Rule (Dreamlandrecords) - jazz
  • Group Listening: Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 1 (PRAH) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Grouper: Grid of Points (Kranky -EP) [04-27] - ambient [B]
  • The Growlers: Casual Acquaintances (Beach Goth) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Gundelach: Baltus (Terrible) [03-16] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Guerilla Toss: Twisted Crystal (DFA) [09-14] - neo-psychedelia
  • David Guetta: 7 (Parlophone France) [09-14] - electronic
  • 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]
  • Altin Gun: On (Les Disques Bongo Joe) [03-30] - alt/indie
  • Westside Gunn: Supreme Blientele (Griselda) [06-22] - hip hop
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 6 (Griselda) [11-03] - hip-hop
  • Gunna: Drip Season 3 (Gunna) [02-02] - hip-hop
  • Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio/Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry () [09-06] - jazz
  • Gunship: Dark All Day (Horse in the Hedge) [10-05] - Electronic
  • Gurls: Run Boy Run (Grappa) [02-16] - jazz
  • Gabe Gurnsey: Physical (Phantasy Sound/PIAS) [08-03] - electronic
  • Gurrumul: Djarimirri (Skinny Fish Music) [04-13] - Aboriginal
  • 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 [**]
  • Anne Guthrie: Brass Orchids (Students of Decay) [03-23] - ambient
  • Guttersnipe: My Mother the Vent (Upset the Rhythm) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Barry Guy: Barry Guy @ 70: Blue Horizon: Live at Ad Libitum (Fundacja Sluchaj -3CD) [09-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive and Well (RCA) [06-15] - blues
  • Gwenno: Le Kov (Heavenly) [03-02] - electropop [**]
  • Gyre of Incandescents: Gyre of Incandescents (Wolfspell) [03-20] - metal
  • Haiko Salut: There Is No Elsewhere (PRAH) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Hairband: Hairband (Monorail Music -EP) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Haiyti: Montenegro Zero (Vertigo/UMG) [01-12] - hip-hop
  • Randy Halberstadt: Open Heart (Origin) [10-19] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Haldeman: Open Water as a Child (Woolgathering) [10-16] - jazz
  • Halestorm: Vicious (Atlantic) [07-27] - hard rock
  • Half Man Half Biscuit: No One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin' Hedge Cut (Probe Plus) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Half Waif: Lavender (Cascine) [04-27] - synthpop
  • Ben Hall's Racehorse Names: The New Favourite Thing Called Breathing (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • James Hall: Lattice (Outside In Music) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Halley 3: The Literature (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood (Latency -EP) [07-13] - ambient
  • Halo Maud: Ju Suis Une Ile (Heavenly) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Halo Circus: Robots & Wranglers (self-released) - pop
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk (Hubro) [04-04] - jazz
  • Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (Firehouse 12) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Mary Halvorson/Bill Frisell: The Maid With the Flaxen Hair (Tzadik) [07-27] - jazz
  • Mary Halvorson/Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits (RogueArt) [10-00] - jazz
  • Hamar Trio: Yesterday Is Here (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: For Gyumri (Nonesuch) [02-16] - jazz
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin: Schubert: Piano Sonata and Impromptus (Hyperion) - classical
  • Hamell on Trial: The Night Guy at the Apocalypse: Profiles of a Rushing Midnight (Saustex) [10-01] - alt/indie [*]
  • 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
  • Ross Hammond: Riding Dragons in Winter (Prescott) - jazz
  • Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta: Mystery Well (Prescott) [12-19] - jazz [***]
  • Hampshire & Foat: Nightshade (Athens of the North) [06-22] - jazz
  • Connie Han: Crime Zone (Mack Avenue) [10-19] - jazz
  • Glen Hansard: Between Two Shores (Anti-) [01-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Hanson: String Theory (Three Car Garage) [11-09] - pop
  • Francoise Hardy: Personne D'Autre (Parlophone France) [04-06] - French
  • Eric Harland: 13th Floor (13th Floor) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Jack Harlon & the Dead Crows: Hymns (Suspect/Pirates Press) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Harm's Way: Posthuman (Metal Blade) [02-09] - metal
  • Haron: Wandelaar (Queste) [07-06]
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: No Mercy in This Land (Anti-) [03-30] - soul
  • Clay Harper: Bleak Beauty (self-released) [05-29] [*]
  • Twig Harper & Bill Nace: Live at Dreamland (Open Mouth) - jazz
  • Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (Resilience Music) [04-27] - jazz
  • Francis Harris: Trivial Occupations (Scissor & Thread) [10-19] - ambient
  • Jaimee Harris: Red Rescue (Ruby White) [09-21] - folk
  • JP Harris: Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing (Free Dirt) [10-05] - country
  • Sam Harris: Harmony (self-released) [11-14] - jazz
  • Stefon Harris + Blackout: Sonic Creed (Motema) [09-28] - jazz [B-]
  • Joel Harrison: Angel Band: Free Country Vol 3 (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz
  • Beth Hart: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Provogue) [11-30] - blues
  • Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee (J&R Adventures) [01-26] - blues rock
  • Bill Hart Band: Live at Red Clay Theatre (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Hart Scone & Albin: Leading the British Invasion (Zoho Roots) [01-05]
  • Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton: Been on Your Side (Free Dirt) [08-31] - bluegrass
  • Odetta Hartman: Old Rockhounds Never Die (Northern Spy) [08-10]
  • Harunemuri: Harutosyura (Perfect Music) [04-11] - pop
  • Jimmy Haslip: ARC Trio (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya) [06-08] - electronic [A-]
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Void XV (White Paddy Mountain) [02-13] - new age
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Butterfly's Summer and Vanished (White Paddy Mountain) [06-06] - new age
  • Hatchie: Sugar & Spice (Heavenly -EP) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Hate Eternal: Upon Desolate Sands (Season of Mist) [10-26] - metal
  • Hater: Siesta (Fire) [09-28] - indie pop
  • Juliana Hatfield: Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (American Laundromat) [04-13]
  • Helena Hauff: Qualm (Ninja Tune) [08-03] - electro [***]
  • Haunt: Burst Into Flame (Shadow Kingdom) [08-10] - metal
  • 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
  • Marquis Hawkes: The Marquis of Hawkes (Houndstooth) [08-24] - house
  • Hawks and Doves: From a White Hotel (Jullian) [07-27] - rock
  • Hawktail: Unless (Padiddle) [05-11] - bluegrass
  • Hawkwind: Road to Utopia (Cherry Red) [09-14] - rock
  • Hawthonn: Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing) (Ba Da Bing!) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Yoshinori Hayashi: Ambivalence (Smalltown Supersound) [10-26] - electronic
  • Darren Hayman: Thankful Villages Vol III (Belka) [11-09] - pop
  • Phil Haynes & Free Country: 60/69: My Favorite Things (Corner Store Jazz) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Shay Hazan: Good Morning Universe (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Shay Hazan Quintet: Domestic Peace (OutNow) - jazz
  • David Hazeltine: The Time Is Now (Smoke Sessions) [10-26] - jazz [*]
  • Head Technician: Profane Architecture (Ecstatic) [05-04] - electronic
  • Hearts & Minds: Electroradiance (Astral Spriits) [10-05] - jazz
  • Hearts Hearts: Goods/Gods (Tomlab) [04-20] - experimental pop
  • Reverend Horton Heat: Whole New Life (Victory) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • The Heat Death: The Glenn Miller Sessions (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Heathen Apostles: Bloodgrass Vol I & II (Ratchet Blade) [C|country]
  • James Heather: Stories From Far Away on Piano (Ahead of Our Time) [08-18] - alt/indie
  • Heavie: WFM (Teklife) [09-07] - electronic
  • The Heavyweights Brass Band: This City (Lulaworld) [03-09] - jazz [***]
  • Thomas Heberer/Yoni Kretzmer/Christian Weber: Big (OutNow) - jazz
  • Tim Hecker: Konoyo (Kranky) [09-28] - ambient [B]
  • Joshua Hedley: Mr Jukebox (Third Man) [04-20] - country [B]
  • Bjorn Marius Hegge Trio: Assosiasjoner (Particular) - jazz [A-]
  • Gilad Hekselman: Ask for Chaos (Hexophonic Music/Motema) - jazz
  • David Helbock's Random Control: Tour D'Horizon (ACT) - jazz
  • Pablo Held Trio: Investigations (Edition) - jazz
  • Hellions: Rue (UNFD) [10-19] - rock
  • The Hellroys: Hellroys Is Real (No Soul) [01-02] - country
  • Amy Helm: This Too Shall Light (Yep Roc) [09-21]
  • Gerry Hemingway/Samuel Blaser: Oostum (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Eddie Henderson: Be Cool (Smoke Sessions) [05-04] - jazz [***]
  • Lauren Henderson: Armame (Brontosaurus) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Hennessee: Ramble (Big Gassed) [06-22] - country
  • 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
  • Carlos Henriquez: Dizzy Con Clave: Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (RodBros Music) [09-30] - jazz [***]
  • Hep Lad: >>[:]<< (Philip K Discs) [11-30] - electronic
  • HER: I Used to Know Her: The Prelude (RCA -EP) [08-03] - r&b
  • HER: I Used to Know Her: Part 2 (RCA -EP) [11-02] - r&b
  • G Herbo & Southside: Swervo (Machine/Epic/Cinematic/150 Dream Team/808 Mafia) [07-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Here Lies Man: You Will Know Nothing (Riding Easy) [06-15] - rock
  • Here's to Us: Animals Wild and Tame (Hoob) - jazz [**]
  • Benjamin Herman: Project S (Roach/Dox) [10-05] - jazz
  • Benjamin Herman: Bughouse (Roach) - jazz
  • Hermit and the Recluse: Orpheus vs the Sirens (Obol for Charon) [08-18] - abstract hip hop
  • Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers (RCA) [09-21] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Kristin Hersh: Possible Dust Clouds (Fire) [10-05] - rock
  • 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 [**]
  • John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions (New West) [10-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Hidden Hospitals: Liars (Mstateement) [05-18] - rock
  • HIDE: Castration Anxiety (Dais) [03-23] - industrial
  • 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) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • High on Fire: Electric Messiah (Entertainment One) [10-05] - stoner metal
  • High Reeper: High Reeper (Heavy Psych) - stoner rock
  • Utada Hikaru: Hatsukoi (Sony) [06-27] - Japan
  • Marquis Hill: Modern Flows Vol 2 (Black Unlimited Music Group) [11-09] - jazz [B]
  • Theo Hill: Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Lisa Hilton: Oasis (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Hinds: I Don't Run (Mom + Pop) [04-06] - indie rock [***]
  • Pamela Hines Trio: The Music of Richard Whiting (Katya) - jazz
  • Micah P Hinson: When I Shoot at You With Arrows I Will Shoot to Destroy You (Full Time Hobby) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Art Hirahara: Sunward Bound (Posi-Tone) [08-31] - jazz [A-]
  • The HIRS Collective: Friends Lovers Favorites (Get Better/SRA) [04-20]
  • Hjelle: Fan Ta NPM (Jared Sin) [02-13] - rock
  • Thea Hjelmeland: Kulla (Theah Music) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Hjerteslag: Nattseileren (Eget Selskap) [11-09] - rock
  • HMLTD: Hate music Last Time Delete () [07-06] - synthpop
  • HMS Norris: Inspirational Talks (Bubblewrap) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Steve Hobbs: Tribute to Bobby (Challenge) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Hodera: Besides (Take This to Heart -EP) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Hodge: Beneath Two Moons (Berceuse Heroique) [02-02] - electronic
  • Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet: Human Resources (Creative Nation Music) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish: Pardes (self-released) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Will Hoge: My American Dream (Thirty Tigers/EDLO -EP) [10-05] - Americana [**]
  • HOGG: Self-Extinguishing Emission (Scrapes) [05-11] - electronic
  • Claus Hojensgard/Emanuele Mariscalco/Nelide Bendello: Hobama (Gotta Let It Out) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Malcolm Holcombe: Come Hell or High Water (Gypsy Eyes Music) [09-14] - country
  • Sigurd Hole: Elvesang (self-released) - jazz
  • Dave Holland: Uncharted Territories (Dare2) [05-11] - jazz [A-]
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: All Can Work (New Amsterdam) [01-26] - jazz [B]
  • Lonnie Holley: MITH (Jagjaguwar) [09-21] - soul [B]
  • Hollow Hand: Star Chamber (Talkshow) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Christopher Hollyday: Telepathy (Jazzbeat Productions) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Per Ake Holmlander: Carliot: It's Never Too Late Orchestra (Not Two -3CD) [08-00] - jazz
  • San Holo: Album1 (Bitbird) [09-21] - electronic
  • Peter Holsapple: Game Day (Omnivore) [07-27] - pop/rock
  • Hilde Marie Holsen: Lazoli (Hubro) - jazz
  • Corcoran Holt: The Mecca (Holthouse Music) [02-14] - jazz
  • Julia Holter: Aviary (Domino) [10-26] - progressive pop [B]
  • Holy: All These Words Are Yours (PNKSLM) [01-26] - noise pop
  • Holy Fawn: Death Spells (Whelmed) [09-14] - rock
  • Holy Golden: Sleepwalkers in the Milky Way (Wallflower) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Holy Motors: Slow Sundown (Wharf Cat) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • The Holy Mountain: Toad of Light (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Holy Wave: Adult Fear (The Reverberation Appreciation Society) [03-30] - rock
  • Adam Holzman: Truth Decay (Big Fun Productions) - jazz
  • Homeboy Sandman & Edan: Humble Pi (Stones Throw -EP) [10-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Honne: Love Me/Love Me Not (Atlantic) [08-24] - pop soul
  • Adam Hood: Somewhere in Between (Southern Songs) [10-12] - country
  • 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 [*]
  • Hopesfall: Arbiter (Graphic Nature/Equal Vision) [07-13] - post-hardcore
  • Adam Hopkins: Crickets (Out of Your Head) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino) [05-04] - microhouse [***]
  • Horrendous: Idol (Season of Mist) [09-28] - metal
  • Horse Feathers: Appreciation (Kill Rock Stars) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions (self-released?) [10-09] - jazz
  • Wayne Horvitz: Those Who Remain (self-released?) [10-12] - jazz
  • Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop) [03-16] - garage punk [B]
  • Francois Houle/Alexander Hawkins/Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options (Songlines) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Hovvdy: Cranberry (Double Double Whammy) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • How to Dress Well: The Anteroom (Domino) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Ben Howard: Noonday Dream (Island) [06-01] - indie folk
  • John Howie Jr: Not Tonight (Suah Sounds) [09-21] - country
  • Howlin Rain: The Alligator Bride (Silver Current) [06-08] - rock
  • Hubbabubbaklubb: Drommen Drommerne Drommer (Snorkel) [10-12] - electronic
  • Charlotte Hug & Lucas Niggli: Fulguratio: Live at Ad Libitum 2016 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-08] - jazz [**]
  • Human People: Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears (Exploding in Sound) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Huntsmen: American Scrap (Prosthetic) [02-23] - metal
  • McClenty Hunter Jr: The Groove Hunter (Strikezone) [05-04] - jazz
  • Hurry: Every Little Thought (Lame-O) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • 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]
  • HVL: Ostati (Organic Analogue) [08-15] - electronic
  • Jason Kao Hwang Burning Bridge: Blood (True Sound) [10-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Koenji Hyakkei: Dhorimvishka (self-released) [07-11] - Japan
  • Hypoluxo: Running on a Fence (Broken Circles) [09-21] - rock
  • I Don't Know How but They Found Me: 1981 Extended Play (Fearless -EP) [11-09] - new wave
  • I See Hawks in LA: Live and Never Learn (Western Seeds) [06-06] - country
  • I_like_dog_face: Sleepless Illusions (Hot Releases) [06-01] - electronic
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Jack DeSalvo/Mark Hagan/Phil Sirois/Tom Cabrera: Connoisseurs of Chaos IV (Woodshedd) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • IAMX: Alive in New Light (Orphic) [02-02] - electronic
  • Juan Ibarra Quinteto: NauMay (self-released) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Susie Ibarra: Perception (Decibel Collective) [02-00] - jazz
  • Zaki Ibrahim: The Secret Life of Planets (self-released) [01-31] - r&b
  • Ice Cube: Everythang's Corrupt (Lench Mob/Interscope) [12-07] - hip-hop
  • Ice Nine Kills: The Silver Scream (Fearless) [10-05] - metal
  • Iceage: Beyondless (Matador) [05-04] - post-punk
  • ICP Orchestra: Live at the Royal Room: First Set: 6 May 2015 (ICP) [10-04] - jazz [*]
  • ICP Orchestra: Live at the Royal Room: Second Set: 6 May 2015 (ICP) [10-04] - jazz [**]
  • Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan) [08-31] - post-punk [***]
  • Iglooghost: Clear Tamei () [08-06] - wonky
  • Ihsahn: Amr (Spinefarm) [05-04] - metal
  • Il Sogno: Birthday (Gotta Let It Out -17) [12-00-2017] - jazz [**]
  • ILL: We Are ILL (Box) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Ill Considered: Ill Considered 3 (self-released) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Ill Considered: Live at Total Refreshment Centre (self-released) [04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Ill Considered: Live in Camden Town (Ill Considered Music) [08-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ill Considered: Live in Nantes (Ill Considered Music) [10-01] - jazz [***]
  • Illa J: John Yancey (Jakarta) [11-30] - r&b
  • Illingsworth: You're No Fun (Mello Music Group) [09-28] - hip-hop
  • Illuminati Hotties: Kiss Yr Frenemies (Tiny Engines) [05-11]
  • Illusionaut: Snow Queen (Spinning Inside) [03-31] - rock
  • Ilsa: Corpse Fortress (Relapse) [03-02] - doom metal
  • I'm With Her: See You Around (Rounder) [02-16] - Americana
  • Imagine Dragons: Origins (Kid Ina Korner/Interscope) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Imarhan: Temet (City Slang) [02-23] - tuareg [***]
  • Immortal: Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast) [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
  • In Her Eye: Change (self-released) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Ineffable Demise: Beyond the Marrow Gates (Realityfade) [ 07-20] - metal
  • Inferi: The Revenant (The Artisan Era) [04-20] - metal
  • Inja: Blank Pages (Hospital) [06-29] - electronic
  • 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
  • Insolito UniVerso: La Candela Del Rio (Olindo) [11-16]
  • International Music: Die Besten Jahre (Staatsakt) [04-27] - rock
  • The International Nothing: In Doubt We Trust (Ftarri) - jazz
  • The Internet: Hive Mind (Columbia) [07-20] - r&b [***]
  • Kaoru Inoue: Em Paz (Groovement Organic Series) [04-06] - electronic
  • Interpol: Marauder (Matador) [08-24] - post-punk revival
  • The Interrupters: Fight the Good Fight (Hellcat) [06-29] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Gregory Alan Isakov: Evening Machines (Dualtone) [10-05] - folk
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Live From the Ryman (Southeastern) [10-19] - country-rock
  • Eiko Ishibashi: The Dream My Bones Dream (Drag City) [11-16] - rock
  • Ian Isiah: Shugga Sextatpe (Vol 1) (UNO NYC) [11-23] - electronic
  • Isolation Berlin: Vergifte Dich (Staatsakt) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Pascuala Ilabaca Y Su Fauna: El Mito De La Pergola (Petit Indie) [06-15]
  • Ital Tek: Bodied (Planet Mu) [09-07] - IDM
  • Erica Itani: Paranoir Antares (Auskrai) [05-01] - ambient
  • Itoldyouiwouldeatyou: Oh Dearism (Alcopop/Failure by Design) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Alice Ivy: I'm Dreaming (Universal Music Australia) [02-09] - electronic
  • Ivy Lab: Death Don't Always Taste Good (20/20 LDN) [06-25] - leftfield
  • Dax J: Offending Public Morality (Monnom Black) [04-06] - techno
  • Juicy J: Shutdafukup (self-released) [01-15] - trap rap
  • J@K@L [Keefe Jackson/Julian Kirshner/Fred Lonberg-Holm]: After a Few Days (Jaki) - jazz
  • Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy (LandA) [05-25] - jazz
  • Gene Jackson Trio NuYorx: Power of Love (Whirlwind) - jazz [*]
  • Jericho Jackson: Khrysis & Elzhi Are Jericho Jackson (Jamla) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Lucia Jackson: Youand the Night and the Music (Roni Music) [09-14] - jazz
  • Tomo Jacobson: Solo No 12 (Gotta Let It Out) [01-08] - jazz
  • Tomo Jacobson/Maria Laurette Friis/Emanuele Maniscalco + Karlis Auzixs: Split: Body/Solo (Getta Let It Out) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Jacquemyn: Fundament (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Jacquees: 4275 (Republic) [06-15] - r&b
  • Jillian Jacqueline: Side B (Big Loud) [09-07] - country
  • Chelsea Jade: Personal Best (Create Music Group) [07-20] - pop
  • Jeremiah Jae: DAFFI (Black Jungle Squad) [08-10] - hip-hop
  • Jai-Jagdeesh: Down Come the Walls (self-released) [05-18]
  • Jain: Souldier (Columbia) [08-26] - indie pop
  • Jaja: Upon the river of Heaven (Cyan) [05-00] - electronic
  • James: Living in Extraordinary Times (BMG) [08-03] - alt rock
  • Bob James: Espresso (Evosound) [08-31] - jazz
  • Jim James: Uniform Clarity (ATO) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Jim James: Uniform Distortion (ATO) [06-29] - alt/indie
  • Jose James: Lean on Me (Blue Note) [09-28] - vocal [*]
  • Bas Jan: Yes I Jan (Lost Map) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • 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]
  • Bert Jansch: Just a Simple Soul (BMG) - folk
  • Kurt Jarnberg: Down Memory Lane Vols 3 and 4 (self-released) - jazz
  • Hanna Jarver: So Long (Cosmos) [04-13] - pop
  • The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned Motels (Legacy) [07-13] - alt country-rock [B]
  • Jaye Jayle: No Trail and Other Unholy Paths (Sargent House) [06-29] - rock
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche Con Ruben Blades (Blue Engine) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Jazzanova: The Pool (Sonar Kollektiv) [06-29] - electronic
  • Jedi Mind Tricks: The Bridge & the Abyss (Enemy Soil) [06-22] - hip-hop
  • Jellies: 77:78 (Heavenly) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • The Jellyman's Daughter: Dead Reckoning (Boat Duck) [05-14] - rock
  • Billy Jenkins: Ghost Music (VOTP) [04-13] - jazz
  • Brandon Jenkins: Tail Lights in a Boomtown (IndieExtreme/Red Dirt Legend) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • Mick Jenkins: Pieces of a Man (Cinematic) [10-26] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Shooter Jennings: Shooter (Elektra) [08-10] - country
  • Clarice Jensen: For This From That Will Be Filled (Miasmah) - jazz
  • Ingrid Jensen/Steve Treseler: Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler (Whirlwind) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jensen Incercepter: Mother (Lone Romantic) [10-26] - electronic
  • Jentsch Group No Net: Topics in American History (Blue Schist) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremih & Ty Dolla Sign: Mih-Ty (Def Jam) [10-26] - r&b
  • Jerusalem in My Heart: Daqa'iq Tudaiq (Constellation) [10-05]
  • Jesus Piece: Only Self (Southern Lord) [08-24] - metal
  • Jet Black: L'Ere Du Vide (Skeletal Lightning) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Jiboia: 0000 (Discrepant) [11-30] - rock
  • JID: DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville) [11-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • JIRM: Surge Ex Monumentis (Small Stone) [03-16] - hard rock
  • Jlin: Autobiography [Music From Wayne McGregor's Autobiography] (Planet Mu) [09-28] - electronic [***]
  • Joan as Police Woman: Damned Devotion (PIAS) [02-09] - neo-soul
  • Joan of Arc: 1984 (Joyful Noise) [06-01] - experimental
  • Johan: Pull Up (Excelsior) [04-13] - rock
  • John Johanna: I'll Be Ready When the Great Day Comes (Faith & Industry) [01-26] - alt/indie
  • Johann Johannsson: Mandy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Lakeshore) [09-14] - soundtrack
  • Thomas Johansson: Home Alone (Tammt Z) [01-22] - jazz [**]
  • Russ Johnson: Headlands (Woolgathering) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Travis Johnson and Friends: Dubious Reservoir (self-released) [06-05] - electronic
  • Wilko Johnson: Blow Your Mind (Chess) [06-15] - blues-rock [**]
  • Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators: Diggin' Bones (Asynchronous) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Phillip Johnston: The Adventuers of Prince Achmed (Asychronous) [10-26] - jazz [*]
  • Joi: SIR Rebekkah Holylove (Jolicious/Leau Tech) [06-22] - r&b
  • Joji: Ballads 1 (88rising Music/12Tone Music) [10-26] - r&b
  • Paul Jolly & Mike Adcock: Risky Furniture (33xtreme) - jazz
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: Durand Jones & the Indications (Dead Oceans) [07-01] - r&b
  • G Jones: The Ineffable Truth (Illusory) [10-26] - electronic
  • Glenn Jones: The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar (Thrill Jockey) [08-24] - folk
  • Jeter Jones: Dhis Him (Music Access) [06-15] - blues
  • Jim Jones: Wasted Talent (Vamplife/Empire) [04-13] - hip hop
  • Joe Armon Jones: Starting Today (Brownswood) - jazz
  • Karen Jonas: Butter (Yellow Brick) - Americana
  • MB Jones: ROK Spy (Drama) [09-28] - electronic
  • Mike Jones/Penn Jillette: The Show Before the Show: Live at the Penn & Teller Theater (Capri) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Sir Charles Jones: The Masterpiece (Southern King Entertainment) [04-01] - blues
  • Stimulator Jones: Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures (Stones Throw) [04-27] - r&b
  • Jones Jones [Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov]: A Jones in Time Saves Nine (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Jonghyun: Poet/Artist (SM Entertainment) [01-23] - K-pop
  • Jooklo Duo & Mette Rasmussen: Graz Live! (Insula Jazz) - jazz
  • Kidd Jordan/Alvin Fielder/Joel Futterman/Steve Swell: Masters of Improvisation (Valid) - jazz
  • 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
  • Anthony Joseph: People of the Sun (Heavenly Sweetness) [09-21] - [*]
  • Kathryn Joseph: From When I Wake the Want Is (Rock Action) [08-10] - new folk
  • JosyAra: Mansa Furia (Tratore) [08-24] -
  • JOY: No Light Below (Blood and Ink) [10-23] - metal
  • Allysha Joy: Acadie: Raw (Gondwana) [09-21] - r&b
  • Vance Joy: Nation of Two (Atlantic) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • The Joy Formidable: AAARTH (Seradom) [09-28] - alt rock
  • Joyce Manor: Million Dollars to Kill Me (Epitaph) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • 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]
  • Juiceboxxx: Never Surrender Forever (Dangerbird -EP) [09-14]
  • Steven Julien: Bloodline (Apron) [04-27]
  • Larry June: You're Dooing Good (Warner Bros) [03-02] - hip hop
  • Jungle: For Ever (XL) [09-14] - dance/electronic
  • 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 [**]
  • Just Friends: Nothing but Love (Counter Intuitive) [06-13] - alt/indie
  • Justice: Woman Worldwide (Caroline) [08-24] - pop/rock
  • Uli K: Uliverse (Yegorka) [06-05] - rock
  • John Kaada: Closing Statements (Mirakel) [05-25]
  • KAAN: Subtle Meditation (Redefinition) [11-29] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Kaelan Mikla: Nott Eftir Nott (Artofact) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers (Nonesuch) [08-24] - singer-songwrier
  • Henry Kaiser/Ed Pettersen: We Call All Times Soon (Split Rock) - jazz
  • Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Out of Touch (Weird World) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Tonu Kaljuste: Arvo Part: The Symphonies (ECM) - classical
  • Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo: Jonglear (Favorite) [11-23]
  • Kammerflimmer Kollektief: There Are Actions Which We Have Neglected and Which Never Cease to Call Us (Bureau B) - jazz
  • Ted Russell Kamp: Walkin' Shoes (PoMo) [09-25] - rock
  • Kieran Kane/Rayna Gellert: The Ledges (Dead Reckoning) [02-16] - folk
  • Miles Kane: Coup De Grace (Virgin EMI) [08-10] - indie rock
  • Karg: Dornenvogel (AOP) [11-16] - death metal
  • Kassin: Relax (Luaka Bop) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Silvia Kastel: Air Lows (Blackest Ever Black) [01-26] - ambient dub
  • Kaia Kater: Grenades (Smithsonian Folkways) [10-26] - folk
  • Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star (JCA) [10-12] - jazz [***]
  • Achim Kaufmann: Mnemon (Nuscope) - jazz
  • Mark Kavuma: Kavuma (Ubuntu Music) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Okay Kaya: Both (Heavy Body) [06-01] - art pop
  • 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
  • Kelela: Take Me a_Part: The Remixes (Warp) [10-05] - r&b
  • Roger Kellaway Trio: New Jazz Standards Vol 3 (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Andrea Keller: Five Below Live () [07-09] - jazz
  • Dave Keller: Every Soul's a Star (Catfood) [10-19] - blues
  • Grace Kelly: Go Time: Brooklyn 2 (PAZZ Productions) [10-12] - jazz
  • Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift: Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift (853653 DK) [05-02] - alt/indie
  • Paul Kelly: Nature (Cooking Vinyl) [10-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Ruston Kelly: Dying Star (New Rounder) [09-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Tori Kelly: Hiding Place (Schoolboy/Capitol) [09-14] - gospel
  • Ken Mode: Loved (New Damage/Season of Mist) [08-31] - noise rock
  • Myles Kennedy: Year of the Tiger (Napalm) [03-09] - rock
  • Nigel Kennedy: Kennedy Meets Gershwin (Warner Classics) [05-11] - classical
  • Madeline Kenney: Perfect Shapes (Carpark) [10-05] - dream pop
  • Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra: Flyin' Through Florida (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Lydia Kepinski: Premier Juin (Chivi Chivi) [04-03]
  • Mazen Kerbaj: Walls Will Fall: The 49 Trumpets of Jericho (Bohemian Drips) - jazz
  • Kero Kero Bonito: Time 'n' Place (Polyvinyl) [10-01] - alt/indie
  • Eli Keszler: Stadium (Shelter Press) [10-12]
  • Key! & Kenny Beats: 777 (Hello!/DOTS) [05-04] - hip hop
  • William Ryan Key: Thirteen (self-released -EP) [05-25]
  • Khalid: Suncity (Right Hand Music Group -EP) [10-19] - r&b [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Kid Koala: Floor Kids [Original Video Game Soundtrack] (Arts & Crafts) [04-27] - electronic
  • Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar (Broken Bow) [11-03] - rock
  • Cash Kidd: Bebe Kidd 2 (4746 Global) [08-31] - hip-hop
  • The Kiddiwinks: Wicked Leisure (self-released) [09-08]
  • 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]
  • Kiki Pau: Hiisi (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [10-19] - rock
  • Kilchhofer: The Book Room (Marionette) [02-28] - ambient
  • Kimbra: Primal Heart (Warner Bros) [04-20] - art pop
  • Frank Kimbrough: Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside -6CD) [11-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Nina Kinert: Romantic (V2) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Elle King: Shake the Spirit (RCA) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Marcus King Band: Carolina Confessions (Fantasy) [10-05] - rock
  • Randall King: Randall King (self-released) [04-27] - country
  • King Brothers: Wasteland (Hound Gawd!) [09-28] - garage rock
  • King Buffalo: Longing to Be the Mountain (self-released) [09-14] - rock
  • King Champion Sounds: For a Lark (Excelsior) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • King Crimson: Live in Vienna December 1st 2016 (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Crimson: Meltdown: Live in Mexico City (DGM) - prog rock
  • King Dude: Music to Make War To (Van) [08-24] - rock
  • King Fred: Soul 2 Soul (Riverside) [11-24] - blues
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Gumboot Soup (ATO -17) [12-31-2017] - alt/indie
  • King Krule: The Ooz (True Panther Sounds) [10-13] - trip hop
  • 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
  • Allan Kingdom: Peanut Butter Prince (First Gen) [06-15] - hip-hop
  • Kino: Radio Voltaire ()
  • Roy Kinsey: Blackie: A Story by Roy Kinsey (Not Normal) [04-10] - hip-hop [***]
  • Kira Kira: Bright Force (Libra) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Quin Kirchner: The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Neal Kirkwood: Blue Inventions (Present Eye) [07-01] - jazz
  • Kississippi: Sunset Blush (Alcopop) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Kyoko Kitamura's Tidepool Fauna: Protean Labyrinth (self-released) [08-10] - jazz
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) [03-30] - electropop [*]
  • Kleenex Girl Wonder: Vana Mundi (Reesonable) [04-20] - pop
  • Kleenex Girl Wonder: White Lacuna (self-released) [10-22] - indie rock
  • Klein: CC (self-released -EP) [05-26] - sound collage
  • Litku Klemetti: Taika Tapahtuu (Luova) [04-20] - rock
  • Flynn Kliemann: Nie (TwoFinger) [09-28] - pop
  • Knalpot: Dierendag (Shhpuma) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Knife Knights: 1 Time Mirage (Sub Pop) [09-14] - hip-hop
  • Kirk Knight: IIWII (Pro Era) [11-16] - hip-hop
  • Mark Knopfler: Down the Road Wherever (British Groove/Virgin EMI) [11-16]
  • Kirk Knuffke/Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jaz
  • Kirk Knuffke/Steven Herring: Witness (SteepleChase) [10-15] - jazz [B]
  • Kode9 & Burial: Fabriclive 100 (Fabric) [09-28] - electronic
  • Tony Kofi: Point Blank (The Last Music Company) - jazz
  • Kojaque: Deli Daydreams (Soft Boy) [02-23] - hip-hop
  • Gayle Kolb: Getting Sentimental (JeruJazz) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Adam Kolker & Russ Lossing: Whispers and Secrets (Fresh Sound) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Gleb Kolyadin: Gleb Kolyadin (KScope) - jazz
  • Hiro Kone: Pure Expenditure (Dais) [08-24] - electronic
  • Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer: Decade (Impulse) [07-06] - jazz
  • Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh: Son of G Rap (TCF Music Group) [07-06] - hip-hop
  • Kooley High: Never Come Down (Mecca) [03-30] - hip-hop
  • 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]
  • Koplant No: Elker (Mize Music) [05-11] - jazz
  • Simone Kopmajer: Spotlight on Jazz (Lucy Mojo) [11-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective: My East Is Your West (Gearbox) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Kozelek: Mark Kozelek (Caldo Verde) [05-11] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Magdalena Kozena/Robin Ticciati: Ravel/Duparc: Aimer Et Mourir/Danses Et Melodies (Linn) [09-28] - classical
  • Krakow Loves Adana: Songs After the Blue (Better Call Rob) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Kraus: Path (Terrible) [03-09]
  • Kevin Krauter: Toss Up (Bayonet) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Lenny Kravitz: Raise Vibration (BMG) [09-07]
  • Maxo Kream: Punken (TSO) [01-12] - trap rap
  • Yoni Kretzmer's New Dilemma: Months Weeks and Days (OutNow) - jazz
  • Nicholas Krgovich: Ouch (Tin Angel) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Kriegsmaschine: Apocalypticists (No Solace) [10-22] - rock
  • Fredrik Kronkvist: Kronicles (Connective) [11-07] - jazz [**]
  • Rich Krueger: Life Ain't That Long (Rockink) [01-26] - rock [**]
  • Rich Krueger: NOWThen (Rockin'K Music) [10-26] - 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-]
  • Kryptonyte: Kryptonyte (Dolfin) [09-21] - hip-hop
  • Krystal Klear: The Division (Running Back -EP) [03-19] - nu disco
  • Marty Krystall/Mike Alvidrez/Fritz Wise: Marty's Mode (K2B2) [05-09] - jazz
  • Martin Kuchen & Anders Lindsjo: The Stork & the Chimp (Konvoj) [05-25] - jazz
  • Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio: Vinyl (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Martin Kuchen/Rafal Mazur: Baza (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Aki Kumar: Hidi Man Blues (Little Village Foundation) [08-01] - blues
  • Kuniko: Steve Reich: Drumming () - classical
  • Femi Kuti: One People One World (Knitting Factory) [02-23] - Afrobeat [*]
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Black Times (Strut) [03-02] - afrobeat [A-]
  • Kuzu: Hiljaisuus (Astral Spirits) [09-14] - jazz [***]
  • Ola Kvernberg: Steamdome (Grappa) - jazz
  • Kyle: Light of Mine (Atlantic) [05-18] - pop rap [A-]
  • La Dispute: Somewhere at the Bottom of the River (No Sleep) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • La Luz: Floating Features (Hardly Art) [05-11] - psychedelic rock
  • Albrecht La'Brooy: Tidal River (Apollo) [02-02] - electronic
  • Yazmin Lacey: When the Sun Dips 90 Degrees (First Word) [06-22] - r&b
  • 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]
  • Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper: A Star Is Born [Soundtrack] (Interscope) [10-05] - soundtrack
  • Jimmy LaFave: Peace Town (Music Road) [07-13] - country
  • Reese Laflare: Reese Laflare (Empire) [08-17]
  • Natalia Lafourcade: Musas Vol 2 (Sony Mexico) [02-09] - Latin folk
  • Julian Lage: Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) [02-02] - jazz [B]
  • Laibach: The Sound of Music (Mute) [11-23] - alt/indie
  • Owen Lake & the Tragic Loves: The Best of Your Lies (Carrier) [11-30] - country
  • Lake Street Dive: Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) [05-04]
  • Lala Lala: The Lamb (Hardly Art) [09-28] - indie rock
  • Mickey Lamantia: Every Bad Habit (self-released) [01-12] - country
  • Andrew Lamb Trio: The Casbah of Love (Birdwatcher) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Graham Lambkin: No Better No Worse (Vol 1) (self-released) [01-25] - electronic
  • Graham Lambkin: No Better No Worse (Vol 2) (self-released) [06-21] - electronic
  • Ray LaMontagne: Part of the Light (RCA) [05-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Lana Trio: Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Domenico Lancellotti: The Good Is a Big God (Luaka Bop) [05-04] -
  • Lanco: Hallelujah Nights (Arista Nashville) [01-19] - country
  • Dawn Landes: Meet Me at the River (Yep Roc) [08-10] - country
  • Nils Landgren: Unbreakable (ACT) - jazz
  • Lane 8: Little by Little (This Never Happened) [01-19] - electronic
  • Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: With Animals (Heavenly/PIAS) [08-24] - singer-songwriter
  • Laraaji/Arji OceAnanda/Dallas Acid: Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight) [10-12] - new age
  • Last Emperor: Jungle Jim Season 1 (From the Muscle Music Group) [04-27] - hip-hop
  • The Last Poets: Understand What Black Is (Studio Rockers) [05-18]
  • Greg Laswell: Next Time (Leg Graswell) [09-21] - folk
  • Mary Lattimore: Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International) [05-18] - ambient
  • Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Utter (Relative Pitch) [09-07] - jazz
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Contemporary Chaos Practices: Two Works for Orchestra With Soloists (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Time Flies (Yep Roc) [08-03] - country
  • Jim Lauderdale/Roland White: Jim Lauderdale & Roland White (Yep Roc) [07-20] - country
  • Laura & Greg: Juice Break (Paper Garden) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Laura Jean: Devotion (Chapter Music) [06-08] - pop
  • Laurel: Dogviolet (Counter) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Meyhem Lauren: Glass (916% Entertainment) [03-30] - hip-hop
  • Lautreamont: Silence of the Deceased (Hymns of Apocalypse) [05-07]
  • Anja Lauvdal: Mirakler (Hubro) - jazz
  • Melissa Laveaux: Radyo Siwel (No Format) [02-02] - indie pop
  • Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve) [03-30] - r&b [A]
  • Ant Law: Life I Know (Edition) - jazz
  • Lawful Citizen: Internal Combustion (self-released) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Azar Lawrence: Elementals (HighNote) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Lawrence: Contrast (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Lay Llamas: Thuban (Rocket) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Gabor Lazar: Unfold (The Death of Rave) [05-04] - electronic
  • Desiderio Lazaro: Moving (Sintoma) [01-05] - jazz
  • Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares: BooCheeMish (Prophecy Productions) [05-25] - world
  • LEA: Zwischen Meinen Zeilen (Four Music) [09-14]
  • Joelle Leandre/Elisabeth Harnik: Tender Music (Trost) - jazz
  • Lebrock: Real Thing (self-released) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Cindy Lee: Model Express (W25TH/Superior Viaduct) [11-09] - rock
  • Jennifer Lee: My Shining Hour (SBE) [08-10] - jazz [B]
  • Okkyung Lee: Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel Flower Bird) (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Peggy Lee: Echo Painting (Songlines) [05-15] - jazz [B]
  • Robbie Lee & Mary Halvorson: Seed Triangular (New Amsterdam) - jazz [**]
  • Vivian Lee: Let's Talk About Love (Tara) [08-30] - jazz
  • Leesun: 20 Year's Old Temperature (Sugar -17) [12-14-2017] - r&b
  • Left Arm Tan: El Camino (self-released) [09-27] - country
  • Legend of the Seagullmen: Legend of the Seagullmen (Dine Alone) [02-09] - metal
  • Elise LeGrow: Playing Chess (S-Curve) [02-16] - pop
  • 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
  • Heather Leigh: Throne (Editions Mego) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Sonia Leigh: Mad Hatter (Willing to Fly Music) - pop/rock
  • Leikeli47: Acrylic (Hardcover/RCA) [11-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Urs Leimgruber: Broken Silence (Creative Works) - jazz
  • The Lemon Twigs: Go to School (4AD) [08-24] - pop-rock
  • Ravyn Lenae: Crush (Atlantic -EP) [02-09] - neo-soul [*]
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet: Eudaimonia (FMR) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Abysskiss (Saddle Creek) [10-05] - indie folk [*]
  • Jinx Lennon: Grow a Pair!!! (Septic Tiger) [04-13] - folk [*]
  • Hubert Lenoir: Darlene (Simone) [02-02]
  • Kiran Leonard: Western Culture (Moshi Moshi) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Jay Leonhart: Don't You Wish (Chancellor Music) [09-06] - jazz
  • Michael Leonhart: The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Les Big Byrd: Iran Iraq IKEA (PNKSLM) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Les Louanges: La Nuit Est Une Panthere (Bonsound) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Les Lullies: Les Lullies (Slovenly) [10-05] - rock
  • Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears (Transgressive) [06-29] - art pop [*]
  • Edith Lettner's Freemotion: Taking Off (Artdialogue) - jazz
  • Vivian Leva: Time Is Everything (Free Dirt) [03-02] - bluegrass
  • Leverage Models: Whites (Anachronisme) [10-26] - pop
  • 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-]
  • Klara Lewis & Simon Fisher Turner: Care (Editions Mego) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Sam Lewis: Loversity (Tone Tree Music) [05-04] - folk
  • Lewsberg: Lewsberg (self-released) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • LFU [Lisbon Freedom Unit]: Praise of Our Folly (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Lykke Li: So Sad So Sexy (RCA) [06-08] - pop [*]
  • Liars: Titles With the Word Fountain [TFCF] (Mute) [11-02] - rock
  • Lice: It All Worked Out Vol 1 & 2 (Bailey -EP) [05-25]
  • Chris Liebing: Burn Slow (Mute) [09-07] - techno
  • Dave Liebman: Fire (Jazzline) [04-20] - 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 [*]
  • Carol Liebowitz/Bill Payne: Spiderwebmandala (Line Art) [08-03] - jazz
  • Carol Liebowitz/Birgitta Flick: Malita-Malika (Leo) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • Helge Lien/Knut Hem: Hummingbird (Ozella) [02-02] - jazz
  • Chris Lightcap: Superette (The Royal Potato Family) [09-07] - jazz [*]
  • LIINES: Stop-Start (Reckless Yes)
  • Like Pacific: In Spite of Me (Pure Noise) [07-27] - rock
  • Lil Baby: Harder Than Ever (Quality Control) [05-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lil Baby & Gunna: Drip Harder (Quality Control) [10-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Lil Peep: Come Over When You're Sober Pt 2 (Columbia) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • Lil Skies: Life of a Dark Rose (All We Got/Atlantic) [01-12] - trap rap
  • Lil Wayne: Tha Carter V (Young Money/Republic) [09-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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) [01-19] - jazz
  • A Lily: Ten Drones on Cassette (Phantom Limb) [02-02] - electronic
  • Fenne Lily: On Hold (self-released) [04-06] - indie pop
  • Limbs: Father's Son (UNFD) [04-27] - metal
  • Liminal: Liminal (Krunk) [05-08] - electronic
  • The Liminanas: Shadow People (Because Music) [01-19] - psychedelic rock
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: Music for Empty Halls (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Lingua Franca: Model Minority (HHBTM) [02-18]
  • Lingua Ignota: All Bitches Die (Profound Lore) [06-07] - rock
  • Lio: Lio Canta Caymmi (Crammed Discs) [03-30] - Brazilian
  • Jon Lipscomb Quartet: Fodder (self-released) [01-13] - jazz [**]
  • Lisbon String Trio & Carlos Zingaro: Theia (Creative Sources) [06-00] - jazz
  • Andrew Lisle & Alex Ward: Doors (Copepod) - jazz
  • Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Tasty Tunes (Tall Man) [01-23] - jazz
  • Lissie: Castles (Lionboy) [03-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Lithics: Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars) [05-25] - post-punk [***]
  • Little Mix: LM5 (Syco Music) [11-16] - pop
  • Dongfeng Liu: China Caribe (Zoho) [06-08] - jazz
  • Living Fossil: Never Die! (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Liza Anne: Fine but Dying (Arts & Crafts) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • LLNN: Deads (Pelagic) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) [06-29] - jazz [***]
  • Lo Moon: Lo Moon (Columbia) [02-23] - ambient pop
  • Norberto Lobo: Estrela (Three:Four) - jazz
  • Joe Locke: Subtle Disguise (Origin) - jazz
  • Locksmith: Ali (Landmark) [12-07] - hip-hop
  • Loco & Jam: Cluster Flux (Tronic -EP) [08-24] -
  • Augusta McKay Lodge: Beyond Bach & Vivaldi: Rare Unaccompanied Works for the Baroque Violin (Naxos) [04-13] - classical
  • Logic: Bobby Tarantino II (Def Jam) [03-09] - hip hop
  • Logic: YSIV (Def Jam) [09-28] - hip-hop
  • Loidis: A Parade in the Place I Sit the Floating World (& All Its Pleasures) (Anno) [04-07] - electronic
  • Lokomotiv: Gnosis (Aduf) [03-21] - jazz
  • 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
  • Lone: Ambivert Tools Vol 3 (R&S) [02-23] - electronic
  • Jonathon Long: Jonathon Long (Wild Heart) [09-07] - blues
  • Will Long: Long Trax 2 (Smalltown Supersound) [03-16] - deep house
  • The Longcut: Arrows (Deltasonic) [04-06]
  • The Longshot: Love Is for Losers (self-released) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • Lonker See: One Eye Sees Red (Instant Classic) [04-05] - pop
  • Loona: [++] (?Vlending) [08-20] - K-pop
  • Loose Nukes: 2018 Demo (self-released)
  • David Lopato: Gendhing for a Spirit Rising (Global Coolant) - jazz
  • Brandon Lopez/Matthew Nelson/Andria Nicodemou/Gerald Cleaver: The Industry of Entropy (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Brandon Lopez: Quoniam Facta Sum Vilis (Astral Spirits) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Ramon Lopez/Percy Pursglove/Rafal Mazur: Threefold (Not Two) [07-00] - jazz
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa: Un Dia Cualquiera (Mack Avenue) [06-15] - jazz
  • Lord Huron: Vide Noir (Republic) [04-20] - indie rock
  • Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: De Facto (Sonic Cathedral) [01-11] - alt/indie
  • Judith Lorick: The Second Time Around (JLJ International) [09-28] - jazz
  • Frantz Loriot/Christian Wolfarth: The Call (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Los Hermanos Cubero: Quique Dibuja La Tristeza (El Segell del Primavera) [04-27] - folk
  • Los Rolling Ruanas: Sangre Caliente (M3 Music) [05-04] -
  • Los Texmaniacs: Cruzando Borders (Smithsonian Folkways) [05-11] - Tejano
  • Salvo Losappio: Long Story Short (Gut String) [05-15] - jazz
  • Lotic: Power (Tri Angle) [07-13] - electronic [B]
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: The Journey (Aparte) [09-28] - jazz
  • Sarah Louise: Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey) [05-11] - indie folk
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints: Scandal (Greenleaf Music) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Fullee Love: Soup J5 Presents Fullee Love: Free White & 21 (Najla Music) [07-27] - r&b
  • Laura Love: She Loved Red (self-released) [02-10] - folk
  • The Love Birds: In Lovers Corner (Trouble in Mind) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Lovebites: Battle Against Damnation ()
  • The Lovely Eggs: This Is Eggland (self-released) [02-23] - noise pop
  • Low: Double Negative (Sub Pop) [09-14] - ambient 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 [**]
  • Low Jack: Riddims Du Lieu-dit (Les Disques De La Bretagne) [03-20] - electronic
  • Lowtide: Southern Mind (Rice Is Nice) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • LP: Heart to Mouth (Effective) [12-07] - alt/indie
  • LSDXOXO: Body Mods (self-released) [01-11] - electronic
  • 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
  • Lucifer: Lucifer II (Century Media) [07-06] - metal
  • Lucinate: Big Noise (King Deluxe) [04-27] - chillwave
  • Lucius: Nudes (Mom + Pop Music) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Luft/Mats Gustafsson/Erwan Keravec: Inhale (Omlott) - jazz
  • Luluc: Sculptor (Sub Pop) [07-13] - indie folk
  • Lumina: Lumina (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Lump: Lump (Dead Oceans) [06-01] - indie folk
  • Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Lunmatic Soul: Under the Fragmented Sky ()
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Wave (1st and 15th Productions) [09-21] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lusts: Call of the Void (Blinky Watts) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Galcher Lustwerk: 200% Galcher (Lustwerk Music) [06-22] - electronic
  • Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact (Astral Spirits) [07-00] - jazz
  • Luxury Elite: Prism (self-released) [07-04]
  • Lychgate: The Contagion in Nine Steps (Blood Music) [03-30] - metal
  • Lycia: In Flickers (Projekt) [10-26]
  • Lylo: Post Era (El Rancho) [01-26] - jazz
  • Lera Lynn: Plays Well With Others (Single Lock) [06-22]
  • Loretta Lynn: Wouldn't It Be Great (Legacy) [09-28] - country [**]
  • Lyrics Born: Quite a Life (Mobile Home) [09-14] - hip hop [A-]
  • Papa M: A Broke Moon Rises (Drag City) [08-17] - folk
  • Yo-Yo Ma: Six Evolutions: Bach Cello Suites (Sony Classical) [08-17] - classical
  • Mad Crush: Mad Crush (Upon This Rock -EP) [11-16] - folk [**]
  • Ahmoudou Madassane: Zerzura (Sahel Sounds) [11-23] - soundtrack [**]
  • Madder Mortem: Marrow (Karisma) [09-21] - metal
  • Phil Madeira: Providence (Mercyland) [04-06] - jazz
  • Madeleine & Salomon: A Woman's Journey (Tzigart/Promiseland) [01-12] - jazz
  • Harold Mabern: The Iron Man: Live at Smoke (Smoke Sessions) [11-23] - jazz
  • The Doug MacDonald Quintet/The Roger Neumann Quintet: Two Quintets: Live Upstairs at Vitello's (Blujazz -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Doug MacDonald Trio: View of the City (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Kitty MacFarlane: Namer of Clouds (Navigator) -
  • Machine Girl: The Ugly Art (Kitty on Fire) [10-12]
  • Machine Head: Catharsis ()
  • Jackson Macintosh: My Dark Side (Sinderlyn) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Cam Maclean: Wait for Love (Atelier Ciseaux) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Phil Madeira: Providence ()
  • Peter Madsen's Seven Sins Ensemble: Never Bet the Devil Your Head (Playscape) [05-01] - jazz
  • Peter Madsen/Alfred Vogel: I Ching (Playscape) - jazz
  • Mae: Proletar Adel (Tee Productions) [05-25] - hip-hop
  • Shai Maestro: The Dream Thief (ECM) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • The Magic City Trio: Amerikana Arkana (Kailua) [04-20] - country
  • Maggot Heart: Dusk to Dusk (Teratology) [07-13] - rock
  • The Maghreban: 01deas (R&S) [03-23] - electronic
  • The Magic Gang: The Magic Gang (Warner UK/Yala!) [03-16] - indie rock
  • The Magic Numbers: Outsiders (Black Candy) [05-11] - rock
  • Magic One: The Magic Show (self-released) [09-01] - r&b
  • Magmamaker: Mindtripper (self-released)
  • Joe Magnarelli: Magic Trick (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Janiva Magness: Love Is an Army (Blue Elan) [02-23] - blues
  • The Magpie Salute: High Water I (Eagle) [08-10] - rock
  • Roberto Magris: World Gardens (JMood) [12-01] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ella Mai: Ella Mai (Interscope) [10-12]
  • MaidaVale: Madness Is Too Pure (The Sign) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Maisha: There Is a Place (Brownswood) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Maisie: Maledette Rockstar (self-released) [01-19] - rock
  • Majesty of Silence: Zu Dunkel Fur Das Licht (Rockshots) [05-25]
  • Makeness: Loud Patterns (Secretly Canadian) [04-06] - alt dance
  • Mako Sica/Hamid Drake: Ronda (Astral Spirits) [07-27] - jazz
  • Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway: Dictator (Scarred for Life) [07-20] - alt metal
  • MALK: Death From a Love (House Assembly Music -17) [12-08-2017] - electronic
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador) [05-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Bugzy Malone: B Inspired (BSomebody) [08-17] - grime
  • Kali Malone: Cast of Mind (Hallow Ground) [05-18] - electronic
  • Matt Maltese: Bad Contestant (Atlantic UK) [05-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Maluma: FAME (Sony Music Latin) [05-18] - Latin pop
  • Mammal: Come See My Dream (Animal Disguise) [10-05] - electronic
  • The Mammals: Sunshiner (Humble Abode Music) [04-20] - folk
  • Mammoth Grinder: Cosmic Crypt (Relapse) [01-26] - metal
  • Mamuthones: Fear on the Corner (Rocket) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Dan Mangan: More or Less (Arts & Crafts) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • 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 [**]
  • Peder Mannerfelt: Daily Routine (self-released) [11-15] - experimental
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr: Glamping (self-released -EP) - rock
  • Mansion: First Death of the Lutheran (I Hate) [11-30] - rock
  • Many Rooms: There Is a Presence Here (Other People) [03-13] - ambient pop
  • Maps & Atlases: Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk) [06-01]
  • Roc Marciano: RR2 [Rosebudd's Revenge 2]: The Bitter Dose (Marci) [02-28] - hip hop [***]
  • Roc Marciano: Behold a Dark Horse (Marci) [10-04] - hip-hop
  • Roc Marciano & DJ Muggs: KAOS (Soul Assassins) [10-19] - hip-hop
  • Yves Marcotte: Always Know Monk (self-released -17) [12-22-2017] - jazz [**]
  • Todd Marcus: On These Streets (A Baltimore Story) (Stricker Street) [04-27] - jazz [B]
  • Gia Margaret: There's Always Glimmer (Orindal) [07-27] - rock
  • Maribou State: Kingdoms in Colour (Counter) [09-07] - dance/electronic [*]
  • Marie/Lepanto: Tenkiller (Big Legal Mess) [01-26] - alt/indie
  • Diane Marino: Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project (M&M) [03-16] - jazz
  • Mariza: Mariza (Parlophone Portugal) [05-25] - Portuguese
  • Amber Mark: Conexao (PMR/Virgin EMI) [05-04] - alt r&b [***]
  • Janne Mark: Pilgrim (ACT) [02-23] - jazz
  • Ulaan Markhor: Helm (Soft Abuse) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • Ben Markley Quartet: Basic Economy (OA2) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Marlowe: Marlowe (Mello Music Group) [07-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Marmozets: Knowing What You Know Now (Roadrunner) [01-26] - alt rock
  • Johnny Marr: Call the Comet (New Voodoo) [06-15] - indie rock
  • Thomas Marriott: Romance Language (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • The Ellis Marsalis Quintet: Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis (ELM) [05-02] - jazz
  • Brian Marsella Trio: Outspoken: The Music of the Legendary Hasaan (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Walter Martin: Reminisce Bar & Grill (Family Jukebox) [02-16] - alt/indie [B]
  • Samuel Martinelli: Crossing Paths (self-released) [08-03] - jazz
  • Martyn: Voids (Ostgut Ton) - dubstep
  • J Mascis: Elastic Days (Sub Pop) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Masego: Lady Lady (EQT) [09-07] - r&b
  • Sasha Mashin: Outsidethebox (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • Gigi Masin: Kite (self-released) [02-15] - electronic
  • Mass Gothic: I've Tortured You Enough (Sub Pop) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Massage: Oh Boy (Tearjerk) [07-27] - jangle pop
  • Massive Wagons: Full nelson (Earache) [08-10] - rock
  • Nicolas Masson: Travelers (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • MAST: Thelonious Sphere Monk (World Galaxy) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • Masta Ace & Marco Polo: A Breukelen Story (Fat Beats) [11-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Master Oogway: The Concert Koan (Clean Feed) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Our Metier (Capri) [09-21] - jazz
  • Mastersystem: Dance Music (Physical Education) [04-06] - indie rock
  • Matchess: Sacracorpa (Trouble in Mind) [07-27] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Toshio Matsuura Group: Loveplaydance: 8 Scenes From the Floor (Brownswood) [03-07] - jazz
  • Trixie Mattel: One Stone (self-released -EP) [03-15] - folk
  • Dave Matthews Band: Come Tomorrow (RCA) [06-08] - alt pop/rock
  • Mattiel: Mattiel (Burger) [09-20] - rock
  • The Mattson 2: A Love Supreme (Spiritual Pajamas) [08-17] - jazz
  • Halo Maud: Je Suis Une Ile (Heavenly/PIAS) [05-25] - psychedelic pop
  • John Maus: Addendum (Ribbon) [05-18] - synthpop
  • The Mavericks: Hey! Merry Christmas (Mono Mundo) [11-02] - holiday
  • Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow: Music in My Mind (Origin) [05-18] - jazz
  • Abbe May: Fruit (Luxury Cat) [02-02] - pop
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Polka (Whirlwind) [08-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Rob Mazurek: Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers (Harmonipan) - jazz
  • Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn (Mack Avenue) [10-26] - 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 [**]
  • Eliza McCarthy & Mica Levi: Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall (Slip) [10-24] - electronic
  • Paul McCartney: Egypt Station (Capitol) [09-07] - pop/rock [B-]
  • Ernest McCarty Jr/Theresa Davis: I Remember Love ( Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Donny McCaslin: Blow (Motema) [10-05] - jazz [*]
  • The Del McCoury Band: Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass (McCoury Music) [05-25] - bluegrass
  • John McCowen: 4 Chairs in Three Dimensions (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Makaya McCraven: Where We Come From (Chicago X London Mixtape) (International Anthem) [07-27] - jazz
  • Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings (International Anthem) [10-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Solon McDade: Murals (self-released) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Erin McDougald: Outside the Soiree (Miles High) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • Drew McDowall: The Third Helix (Dais) [09-21] - electronic
  • Peter McEachern Trio: Bone-Code (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Sean McGowan: Son of the Smith (Xtra Mile) [05-11] - singer-songwriter
  • Bill McHenry Trio: Ben Entrada La Nit (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [***]
  • Carson McHone: Carousel (Loose Music) [10-26] - country
  • 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
  • Gayelynn McKinney: McKinFolk: The New Beginning (Detroit Music Factory) - jazz
  • John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension/Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip: Live in San Francisco (Abstract Logix) [09-14] - jazz
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Upside Down Flowers (Fantasy) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Blue Note) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jim McNeely/The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (Planet Arts) [01-31] - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Nicolas Caloia/Jesse Stewart: Permutations (Art Stew) [07-01] - 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
  • Joe McPhee: One Day . . . a Lightning Storm (Sound American -EP) [10-01] - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Mats Gustafsson: Brace for Impact (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz
  • JD McPherson: Socks (New West) [11-02] - holiday
  • Sarah McQuaid: If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Redeye) [02-02]
  • Ryan Meagher: Lost Days (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Ryan Meagher: Evil Twin (PJCE) [08-17] - jazz [B]
  • Karen Meat: You're an Ugly Person (Emotional Response) [04-20] - pop
  • Meat Beat Manifesto: Impossible Star (MBM) [01-19] - electronic
  • John Medeski: Mad Skillet (Indirecto) - jazz
  • Medeski Martin & Wood and Alarm Will Sound: Omnisphere (Indirecto) [09-14] - jazz
  • Medhane: Ba Suba Ak Jamm (Grand Closing) [07-24] - world
  • Buck Meek: Buck Meek (Keeled Scales) [05-18] - folk
  • Meek Mill: Championships (MMG/Atlantic) [11-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Mefjus: Manifest (Vision) [04-26] - electronic
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Tina Snow (SoSouth) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Megative: Megative (Last Gang) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Brad Mehldau: After Bach (Nonesuch) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Michaela Meise: Ich Bin Griechin (Martin Hossbach) [06-29] - pop
  • Meitei: Kwaidan (self-released) [01-30] - hip-hop
  • The Mekons 77: It Is Twice Blessed (Slow Things) [04-06] - postpunk [A-]
  • Melbourne Cans: Heat of the Night (Lost and Lonesome) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Myra Melford's Snowy Egret: The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12) [11-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Lubomyr Melnyk: Fallen Trees (Erased Tapes) [12-07] - classical
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) [06-15] - alt/indie [B]
  • John Mellencamp: Other People's Stuff (Republic) [11-16] - rock
  • Melo-Zed: Eleven (EOne Music Canada) [05-25] - electronic
  • Melting Hand: Faces of Earth (Hominid Sounds) [09-27] - alt/indie
  • Melvins: Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac) [04-20] - alt rock
  • The Men: Drift (Sacred Bones) [03-02] - indie rock
  • Menace Beach: Black Rainbow Sound (Memphis Industries) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Menagerie: The Arrow of Time (Freestyle) - jazz
  • 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
  • Don Menza Quartet: Sonny Daze (Alessa) [03-13] - jazz
  • Mephiti: Mephiti (El Negocito) [03-22] - jazz
  • 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 [C+]
  • Merzbow/Balazs Pandi/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: Cuts Up Cuts Out (RareNoise) [04-21] - jazz
  • Mesarthim: The Density Parameter (Avantgarde Music) [05-02] - black metal
  • Messa: Feast for Water (Aural) [04-06] - doom metal
  • The Messthetics: The Messthetics (Dischord) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Mestizo and the Heavy Twelves: Big Bad Death (Fake Four) [08-24] - hip-hop
  • Metric: Art of Doubt (BMG) [09-21] - alt/indie [***]
  • Metro Boomin: Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Republic) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • Hendrik Meurkens/Bill Cunliffe: Cabin in the Sky (Height Advantage) [06-01] - jazz
  • Mewithoutyou: [untitled] EP (Run for Cover) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • Adi Meyerson: Where We Stand (A:M) [06-05] - jazz
  • Meyhem & DJ Muggs: Frozen Angels (Soul Assassins) [06-08] - hip-hop
  • 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
  • Szilard Mezei Septet: Veres Pancal (FMR) - jazz
  • MGMT: Little Dark Age (Columbia) [02-09] - synthpop
  • MGUN: Axiom (Don't Be Afraid) [06-01] - electronic
  • The Carl Michel Group: Music in Motian (The Compositions of Paul Motian) (Play On) [04-20] - jazz
  • Michigan Rattlers: Evergreen (self-released) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Michot's Melody Makers: Blood Moon (Sinking City) [09-28]
  • Mid-Air Thief: Crumbling (Botanical House) [12-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Midas Fall: Evaporate ()
  • Middle Kids: Lost Friends (Domino) [05-04] - indie rock
  • The Midnight: Kids (self-released) [09-14] - electronic
  • The Midnight Hour/Ali Shaheed Muhammad/Adrian Younge: The Midnight Hour (Linear Labs) [06-08]
  • Mien: Mien (Rocket) [04-06] - psychedelic rock
  • Miggy Augmented Orchestra: Colorful (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: While We're at It (Big Red) [06-15]
  • 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 [*]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: Steak Night at the Prairie Rose (self-released) [02-02] - country
  • Joakim Milder/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Par-Ola Landin/Christopher Cantillo: Tradet (El Dingo) - jazz
  • Joakim Milder/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Mathias Landraeus/Filip Augustson/Fredrik Rundkvist: The Music of Anders Garstedt (Moserobie) - jazz [A]
  • Mildlife: Phase (Research) [11-02] - jazz
  • Milestones: Red Lights (Fearless) [02-23] - rock
  • The Milk Carton Kids: All the Things I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do (Anti-) [06-29]
  • Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Science Fair (Sunnyside) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • John R Miller and the Engine Lights: The Trouble You Follow (Emperor) [08-31] - country
  • Mac Miller: Swimming (REMember Music/Warner Bros) [08-03] - pop rap [*]
  • Marcus Miller: Laid Black (Blue Note) [06-01] - jazz
  • Rhett Miller: The Messenger (ATO) [11-09] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • 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]
  • Blake Mills: Look (Verve) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • Parker Millsap: Other Arrangements (Okrahoma) [05-04] - country [*]
  • Andy Milne & Dapp Theory: The Seasons of Being (Sunnyside) [09-28] - jazz
  • Milo: Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies (Ruby Yacht/The Order Label) [09-21] - hip-hop
  • Pavel Milyakov: Eastern Strike (Rassvet) [03-19] - electronic
  • 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
  • Mind Spiders: Furies (Dirtnap) [01-26] - alt/indie
  • Mink Slide: Egyptian Musk (King Flex Entertainment) [07-19] - r&b
  • Kylie Minogue: Golden (BMG/Darenote) [04-06] - dance pop
  • Minority Threat: Minority Threat (self-released -EP) [09-28] - punk
  • Mint Field: Pasar de la Luces (Innovative Leisure) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices: Meeting of Minds (MCG Jazz) [-6-22] - jazz
  • Minyeshu: Daa Dee (ARC Music) [07-19]
  • Holly Miranda: Mutual Horse (Dangerbird) [02-23] - indie pop
  • Tom Misch: Geography (Beyond the Groove) [04-06] - neo-soul
  • Miserable: Loverboy/Dog Days (Sargent House) [10-26] - dream pop
  • Miss Information: Sequence (Pioneer Works Press) [09-07] - electronic
  • Miss Red: KO (Pressure) [07-13] - electronic [***]
  • Miss World: Keeping Up With Miss World (PNKSLM) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Mist: Diamond in the Dirt (Sickmade) [02-09]
  • Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop) [06-01] - chamber pop [B]
  • 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 [B]
  • MMO-Ensemble: Any Day Now (Ora Fonogram) - jazz
  • MNEK: Language (Virgin EMI) [09-07] - pop
  • MO: Forever Neverland (Chess Club/RCA Victor) [10-19] - electropop
  • Moab: Through (Falling Dome) [10-19] - psych metal
  • Moaning: Moaning (Sub Pop) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Moby: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt (Mute) [03-02] - downtempo
  • Connan Mockasin: Jassbusters (Mexican Summer) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Liudas Mockunas/Jacek Mazurkiewicz/Hakon Berre: Live in Warsaw (Astral Spirits) [07-00] - jazz
  • Liudas Mockunas: Hydro 2 (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Mdou Moctar/Elite Beat: Mdou Moctar Meets Elite Beat in a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation) [05-10] - saharan [A-]
  • Mod Con: Modern Convenience (Poison City) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Modern Studies: Welcome Strangers (Fire) [05-18] - indie folk
  • The Modulators: Drivetime (Chant) [07-16] - jazz
  • Noshir Mody: A Burgeoning Consciousness (self-released) [05-11] - jazz
  • MoE and Marhaug: Capsaicin (Utech) - jazz
  • MoeTar: Final Four (Raze the Maze -EP) [05-02] - rock
  • Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert: Here Lies the Body (Rock Action) [05-11]
  • Abul Mogard: Above All Dreams (Ecstatic) [06-29] - electronic
  • Mogwai: Kin (Temporary Residence) [08-31]
  • Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes: Uplift the People (Ogun) [06-08] - jazz
  • Mojo Juju: Native Tongue (ABC) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • 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 [**]
  • Hedvig MNollestad Trio: Smells Funny (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Molly Tigre: Molly Tigre (Very Special) [05-18] - ethio-jazz [***]
  • Mom Jeans: Puppy Love (Counter Intuitive) [07-03] - rock
  • Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) [04-27] - art pop [A-]
  • Moneybagg Yo: 2 Heartless (N-Less Entertainment/Interscope) [02-14] - hip-hop
  • 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]
  • Monsieur Doumani: Angathin (self-released)
  • Monster Magnet: Mindfucker (Napalm) [03-23] - metal
  • Moon Wiring Club: Psychedelic Spirit Show (Gecophonic Audio Systems) [11-30] - electronic
  • Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: The Astral Revelations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Moondoggies: A Love Sleeps Deep (Sub Pop) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Davy Mooney/Ko Omura: Benign Strangers (Sunnyside) [07-27] - jazz
  • Dallas Moore: Mr Honky Tonk (SOL) [ 03-02] - country
  • Joel Moore/Nick Mizock/Paul Scherer/Michael Barton/Paul Townsend: Magnetic EP (Blujazz -EP) - jazz [*]
  • Thurston Moore/Adam Golebiewski: Disarm (Endless Happiness) - jazz
  • Jason Moran: Bangs (Yes) - jazz
  • Jason Moran and the Bandwagon: Looks of a Lot (Yes) [02-23] - jazz
  • Kelly Moran: Ultraviolet (Warp) [11-02] - post-minimalism [*]
  • Moonface: This One's for the Dancer & This One's for the Dancer's Bouquet (Jagjaguwar) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Joey Morant: Forever Sanctified (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Drew Moreland: Drew Moreland (self-released) [08-01] - country
  • Mark Morgan: Department of Heraldry (Open Mouth) - electronic
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78's: Hard Times and White Lines (Whitey Morgan Music) [10-26] - country [*]
  • MorMor: Heaven's Only Wishful (Don't Guess) [06-22] - indie pop
  • Morphology: Traveller (Firescope) [06-04] - electronic
  • 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]
  • Toussaint Morrison: Best When Sung From the Gutter (Urban Home Companion) [05-25] - hip-hop
  • Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco: You're Driving Me Crazy (Legacy) [04-27] [**]
  • Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks (Exile) [12-07] [**]
  • Laura Morrow: Laura Morrow (self-released -EP) - country
  • Sam Morrow: Concrete and Mud (Forty Below) [03-30]
  • Mortuous: Through Wilderness (Tankcrimes) [06-22] - metal
  • Diane Moser: Birdsongs (Planet Arts) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Bob Moses: Battle Lines (Domino) [09-14] - electronic
  • Moskus: Mirakler ( Hubro) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Leila Moss: My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth (Bella Union) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestra: Helix (4th Stream) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling: The High Cost of Low Living (Alligator) [03-09] - blues
  • Sam Moss: Neon (Lost Honey) [03-02] - folk
  • Moster: States of Minds (Hubro -2CD) [08-31] - jazz [*]
  • Kjetil Moster/John Edwards/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen: Different Shapes/Immersion (Va Fongool) [05-25] - jazz [*]
  • Motel Mirrors: In the Meantime (Last Chance) [03-30]
  • Motels: The Last Few Beautiful Days (ReMarKable) [03-11] - rock
  • Mother Feather: Constellation Baby (Metal Blade) [11-02] - rock
  • Mothers: Render Another Ugly Method (Epitaph) [09-07] - pop/rock
  • Motorcade: Motorcade (Idol) [01-19] - post-punk
  • John Moulder: Decade: Memoirs (Origin) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Mount Eerie: Now Only (PW Elverum & Sun) [03-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mount Eerie: After (Live) (PW Elverum & Sun) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives (Remixes Part 2) (Warp) [09-08] - electronica
  • Mountain Man: Magic Ship (Nonesuch) [09-21] - folk
  • Mourn: Sorpresa Familia (Captured Tracks) [06-15] - indie rock
  • Mournful Congregation: The Incubus of Karma (Osmose/20 Buck Spin) [03-23] - doom metal
  • Mourning [A] BLKstar: The Garner Poems (Electric Cowbell) [10-26] - r&b
  • Mouse on Mars: Dimensional People (Thrill Jockey) [04-13] - experimental
  • The Mouse Outfit: Jagged Tooth Crook (TMO) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo: Interplay (Dot Time) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • The Mover: Undetected Act From the Gloom Chamber (Boidae) [03-27] - techno
  • Kikagaku Moyo: Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain) [10-05] - rock
  • Mozzy: Gangland Landlord (Mozzy/Empire) [10-04] - hip-hop
  • Mr Eazi: Life Is Eazi Vol 2: Lagos to London (Universal Music) [11-09] - African
  • Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) [04-03] - deep house [**]
  • Mr G: A Part of Me Volume 2 (Phoenix G) - electronic
  • Mr Twin Sister: Salt (Plancha) [10-25] - alt/indie
  • Ms Jody: I'm Doin' My Thang (Ecko) [07-06] - blues
  • Mudhoney: Digital Garbage (Sub Pop) [09-19] - alt/indie
  • Jake Muir: Lady's Mantle (Sferic) [07-27] - electronic
  • Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet: Undertones (Chronograph) - jazz [**]
  • Maria Muldaur: Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (The Last Music Company) [09-28] - blues [A]
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: Overload (Brainfeeder) [10-26] - neo-soul
  • Wolf Muller & Niklas Wandt: Instrumentalmusik Von Der Mitte Der World (Growing Bin) [02-00] - electronic
  • Anna Mullova/Paavo Jarvi: Arvo Part (Onyx Classics) - classical
  • Mumford & Sons: Delta (Glassnote) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideals (Buzz) [08-31] - pop-punk [**]
  • Munya: North Hatley (Winston Wolf) [05-04] - French pop
  • Murder by Death: The Other Shore (Bloodshot) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Murkage Dave: Murkage Dave Changed My Life (self-released) [10-19] - r&b
  • Mark Murphy: Pocketful of Rainbows () - jazz
  • Dana Murray: Negro Manifesto (Ropeadope) [04-20] - jazz
  • David Murray Feat Saul Williams: Blues for Memo (Motema) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Kristina Murray: Southern Ambrosia (Loud Magnolia) [09-21] - country
  • Murs: A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable (Strange Music) [03-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Musarc/Neil Luck: Bloody Sirens (Entr'acte) [06-26] - electronic
  • Muse: Simulation Theory (Warner Bros) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) [03-30] - country [B]
  • Musica De Selvagem: Volume Unico (Shhpuma -EP) [05-25] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Musillami Trio + 2: Life Anthem (Playscape) - jazz
  • Rachel Musson/Olie Brice: Tapering Arms Point Into the Wind (Weekertoft) [05-04] - jazz
  • Mutant Beat Dance: Mutant Beat Dance (Rush Hour Music) [03-05] - electronic
  • Muthoni Drummer Queen: She (Yotanka) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel: Where the River Goes (ECM) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Mutual Benefit: Thunder Follows the Light (Transgressive) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • MXM: More Than Ever (Warner Music Korea) [08-14] - K-pop
  • MxPx: MxPx (Global Enterprises) [09-05] - punk
  • My Brightest Diamond: A Million and One (Rhyme & Reason) [11-23] - alt/indie
  • Kim Myhr: You/Me (Hubro -EP) - jazz
  • Kim Myhr/Quatuor Bozzini/Caroline Bergvall/Ingar Zach: Pressing Clousd Passing Crowds (Hubro) - jazz
  • Myriad 3: Vera (ALMA) - jazz [*]
  • Mythic Sunship: Upheaval (El Paraiso) [01-12] - rock
  • Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway: Luminous (NoBusiness) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Estee Nack x Sadhubold: Sirfinongold.wav (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Nadalands: The New Day: EP (Sub-Trawler -EP) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • Marissa Nadler: For My Crimes (Sacred Bones) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Satoshi Nakamoto: dOPENet [NYPD Records Volume 2] (NYPD) [06-09] - electronica
  • Nakhane: You Will Not Die (BMG) [03-16] - art pop
  • David Nance Group: Peaced andSlightly Pulverized (Trouble in Mind) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Nao: Saturn (Little Rokyo/Sony UK) [10-26] - alt r&b
  • Nap Eyes: I'm Bad Now (Paradise of Bachelors) [03-09] - indie rock
  • Hamish Napier: The Railway (Strathspey) [08-01]
  • Anthony Naples: Take Me With You (ANS) [11-07] - electronic
  • Akua Naru: The Blackest Joy (The Urban Era) [04-27] - hip-hop
  • 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
  • Kyle Nasser: Persistent Fancy (Ropeadope) [10-06] - jazz [B]
  • Thiago Nassif: Tres (Foom) [04-13] - Brazil [A-]
  • Rico Nasty: Nasty (Sugar Trap) [06-15] - trap rap [**]
  • Nasty C: Strings & Bling (Universal Music) [07-06] - hip-hop
  • Matt Nathanson: Sings His Sad Heart (Acrobat) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • The National: Boxer: Live in Brussels (4AD) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • The Native Cats: John Sharp Toro (RIP Society) [02-16]
  • Michael Nau: Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread (Relearn to Boogie) [08-03] - alt/indie
  • Bret Naucke: The Mansion (Spectrum Spools) [03-09]
  • Mark Nauseef: All in All in All (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Brenda Navarrete: Mi Mundo (ALMA) [09-29] - jazz
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive) [03-16] - neo-soul [*]
  • Nearly Dead: Something Stronger (Geriatric) [10-13] - punk
  • The Necks: Body (Northern Spy) [08-14] - post-rock [**]
  • The Necromancers: Of Blood and Wine (Ripple) [10-05] - rock
  • Necros Christos: Domedon Doxomedon (Sepulchral Voice) [05-18]
  • Needlepoint: The Diary of Robert Reverie (BJK) [05-25] - rock
  • Nef the Pharaoh: The Big Chang Theory (KILFMB/Sick Wid It/Empire) [08-10] - hip-hop
  • Negative Scanner: Nose Picker (Trouble in Mind) [07-20] - alt/indie
  • Bishop Nehru: Elevators Act I & II () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Neighbor Lady: Maybe Later (Friendship Fever) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • The Neighbourhood: The Neighbourhood (Columbia) [03-09] - electropop
  • Arianna Neikrug: Changes (Concord) [08-24] - jazz
  • Tami Neilson: Sassafrass! (Outside Music) [06-01] - country [**]
  • Nekromant: The Nekromant Lives (Ripple)
  • Peter Nelson: Ash Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (Outside In Music) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing (Legacy) [04-27] - country [A-]
  • Willie Nelson: My Way (Legacy) [09-14] - country [**]
  • Haru Nemuri: Harutosyura (Perfect) [04-11] - noise pop
  • Nervus: Everything Dies (Big Scary Monsters) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Nes: Ahlam (ACT) - jazz
  • Ness Nite: Dream Girl (POW) [03-02] - pop
  • Andrew Neu: The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu Catwalk (CGN) [01-16] - jazz
  • Neurotic Fiction: Pulp Music (Specialist Subject) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • New England Jazz Ensemble: Peter and the Wolf (NEJE) [04-22] - jazz
  • New Faces: Straight Forward (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • New Respects: Before the Sun Goes Down (Capitol) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • New Thing Unit: For Cecil Taylor (Creative Sources) [05-00] - jazz
  • The New York All-Star Big Band: The Unheard Artie Shaw (Hep) [11-17] - jazz
  • New York All-Stars Featuring Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern: Burnin' in London (Ubuntu Music) - Jjazz
  • Frank Newsome: Gone Away With a Friend (Free Dirt) [06-29] - gospel
  • Ne-Yo: Good Man (Motown) [06-08] - r&b
  • Niagara: Apologia (Principe) [09-14] - house
  • Nice Try: Nice Try (self-released) [03-08] - rock
  • Patricia Nicholson/William Parker: Hope Cries for Justice (Centering) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Emilie Nicolas: Tranquile Emile (Warner Music Norway) [06-01] - pop
  • Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord) [02-23] - blues [*]
  • Nidia: Nidia E Ma Nidia E Fudida (Principe -17) [06-30-2017] -
  • Kody Nielson: Birthday Suite (Flying Nun) [05-09] - alt/indie
  • Judy Niemack: New York Stories (Sunnyside) [08-17] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Judy Night Quintet: Sliding on Glass: Live at 210 (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • The Night Flight Orchestra: Sometimes the World Ain't Enough (Nuclear Blast) [06-29] - rock
  • Night Flowers: Wild Notion (Dirty Bingo) [04-13]
  • Night Shop: In the Break (Woodsist/Mare) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Willie Nile: Children of Paradise (River House) [07-27] - rock & roll
  • Molly Milsson: Twenty Twenty (self-released) [11-02] - synth pop
  • Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch (The Null Corporation) [06-22] - experimental rock
  • Nines: Crop Circle (XL) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Nino De Elche: Antologia Del Cante Flamenco Heterodoxo (Sony Music) [02-23] - flamenco
  • Nkisi: The Dark Orchestra (Arcola) [03-20] - techno
  • 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
  • Andrew Nolte: Tied to a String (self-released) [07-20] - rock
  • Noname: Room 25 (self-released) [09-14] - hip hop [A-]
  • Nonetheless: Nonetheless (Neubau) [11-15] - electronic
  • Nonpareils: Scented Pictures (Mute) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Sean Noonan: The Aqua Diva (self-released) [06-01] - jazz
  • Noonday Underground: On a Quiet Night (Hands Full) [07-20] - alt/indie
  • Nordra: Pylon II (Sige) [09-21] - electronic
  • Fredrik Nordstrom: Needs (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • Normandie: White Flag (Easy Life) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • North Sea Dialect: Local Guide (Numbers) [11-09] - electronic
  • The North Texas State University Lab Band: The Road to Stan (90th Floor Records) - jazz
  • The Northern Belle: Blinding Blue Neon (Vestkyst) [10-12] - country
  • Nostrum Grocers: Nostrum Grocers (Ruby Yacht) [08-03] - abstract hip hop
  • Notches: Almost Ruined Everything (Salinas) [08-10] - rock
  • Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop (Relapse) [08-24] - shoegaze
  • Nothing Nowhere: Ruiner (DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Alva Noto: Unieqav (Noton) [03-16] - glitch
  • Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass (Noton) [02-16] - ambient
  • Novelist: Novelist Guy (Mmmyeh) [04-13] - grime
  • Eva Novoa's Ditmas Quartet: Live at IBeam (Fresh Sound New Talent) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Now Now: Saved (Trans-) [05-18] - indie pop
  • Now Vs Now: The Buffering Cocoon (Jazzland) [09-14] - jazz [B]
  • Thandi Ntuli: Exiled (Inpartmaint) [02-01] - jazz
  • Nu Guinea: Nuova Napoli (NG) [04-27] - r&b
  • Nuance Crusaders: Reflections (Blujazz -17) [-2017] - jazz [B-]
  • Ted Nugent: The Music Made Me Do It (Round Hill Music) [11-09] - rock
  • Taiki Nulight: Murky Manor (Night Bass) [11-09] - electronic
  • Numb.er: Goodbye (Felte) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Nun: The Dome (Aarght!) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Nutria: Call to the Air (Breakfast for Dinner) [03-01] - jazz
  • Kate NV: [XXX] For (RVNG Intl) [06-22] - electronic
  • NVDES: Vibe City Utah (Maison Nvdite) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Tobe Nwigwe: The Originals (self-released) [05-27] - hip-hop
  • Cassper Nyovest: Sweet and Short (Universal Music) [11-30] - hip-hop
  • O Emperor: Jason (Big Skin) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Oak Ridge Boys: 17th Avenue Revival (Lightning Rod) [03-16] - country
  • The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra: The Saga of Padani (Modern Harmonic) [08-31] - jazz
  • Jackie Oates: The Joy of Living (ECC) -
  • John Oates: Arkansas (Thirty Tigers) [01-26] - country
  • Uwe Oberg/Heinz Sauer: Sweet Reason (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Objekt: Cocoon Crush (PAN) [11-09] - IDM [**]
  • Obnox: Templo Del Sonido (Astral Spirits) [08-17] - rock
  • Alanis Obomsawin: Bush Lady (Constellation) [06-15]
  • Obscura: Diluvium (Relapse) [07-13] - metal
  • OC: A New Dawn (DITC Studios/Slice-of-Spice) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • OC & PF Cutin: Opium (Hendrix St) [10-26] - hip-hop
  • OC From NC: It's Not You It's Me (643712 DK) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • The Ocean: Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade) [11-02] - metal
  • The Ocean Party: The Oddfellows' Hall (Spunk) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Bill O'Connell: Jazz Latin (Savant) [04-24] - jazz
  • Octavian: Spaceman (Black Butter) [09-10] - hip-hop
  • Kori Octoberr: 40oz (Rosegold) [10-01] - electronic
  • Odd Atlas: Odd Atlas (Ropeadope) [05-25] - jazz
  • Odd Beholder: All Reality Is Virtual (Sinnbus) [10-19] - electronic
  • Tom Odell: Jubilee Road (Columbia) [10-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Of Mice & Men: Defy (Rise) [01-19] - metal
  • Of Montreal: White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood (Polyvinyl) [03-09] - synthpop
  • Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days: El Maquech (Biophilia) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Fandango at the Wall (Resilience Music) [09-28] - jazz
  • Hen Ogledd: Mogic (Domino) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Ogun Meji Duo: For Those Who Have Gone but Still Remain (CFG Multimedia) - jazz
  • Oh Pep!: I Wasn't Only Thinking About You . . . (ATO) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • [Thee] Oh Sees: Smote Reverser (Castle Face) [08-17] - psychedelic rock
  • Ohmme: Parts (Joyful Noise) [08-24] - alt/indie [**]
  • Okay Kaya: Both (Heavy Body) [06-01] - singer-songwriter
  • Miles Okazaki: Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonios Monk (self-released) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Okkervil River: In the Rainbow Rain (ATO) [04-27] - indie rock
  • Oklou: The Rite of May (Nuxxe) [03-16] - pop
  • 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]
  • Vikingur Olafsson: Johann Sebastian Bach (Deutsche Grammophon) [09-07] - classical
  • Tunde Olaniran: Stranger (Magic Wheel) [10-05] - pop
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Volunteer (Columbia Nashville) [04-20] - Americana [*]
  • Old Man Saxon: The Pursuit (Pusher -EP) [04-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Old Wounds: Glow (Good Fight Music) [11-09] - metal
  • Olden Yolk: Olden Yolk (Trouble in Mind) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Will Oldham: Songs of Love and Horror (Drag City) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Alex Oliverio: Sunshine Ensemble (self-released) [03-02] - jazz
  • Omit: Enclosures 2011-2016 (Pica Disk) [02-15] - noise
  • Omnium Gatherum: The Burning Cold (Century Media) [08-31] - metal
  • Cullen Omori: The Diet (Sub Pop) [08-17] - indie pop
  • On the Levee Jazz Band: Swinging New Orleans Jazz: For Dancing - Or Just Listening! (Big Al) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2018: The Rhythm of the Road (North Texas Jazz) [09-26] - jazz
  • Ondt Blod: Natur (Fysisk Format) [03-09] - rock
  • Harold O'Neal: Piano Cinema (Omomuki Foundation) - jazz
  • Oneida: Romance (Joyful Noise) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Lisa O'Neil: Heard a Long Gone Song (River Lea) - world
  • Onra: Nobody Has to Know (All City Dublin) [02-16] - electronic
  • 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 Opposition: Somewhere in Between (Aztec Musique) [06-15] - rock
  • Optiganally Yours: OY in Hi-Fi (Joyful Noise) [07-30] - alt/indie
  • Rita Ora: Phoenix (Atlantic) [11-23] - pop
  • ORB: The Space Between (Flightless) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • The Orb: No Sounds Are Out of Bounds (Cooking Vinyl) [06-22] - electronic
  • Orbital: Monsters Exist (ACP) [09-14] - electronic
  • Orchid Mantis: Yellow House (Z Tapes) [11-11] - pop
  • The Orielles: Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly) [02-16] - dream pop
  • Jim O'Rourke: Sleep Like It's Winter (Newhere) [06-06]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Steamroom 40 (Steamroom) [05-07] - experimental
  • Orphaned Land: Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Century Media) [01-26] - folk metal
  • Orquesta Akokan: Orquesta Akokan (Daptone) [03-30] - Cuban [***]
  • Orquesta Del Tiempo Perdido: Stille (Shhpuma) [02-02] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Kresten Osgood: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (ILK -2CD) [11-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Juan Andres Ospina Big Band: Tramontana (self-released) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Gilbert O'Sullivan (BMG) [08-10] - singer-songwriter
  • Other Animal: Other Animal (Traumton) [02-02] - jazz
  • The Other Years: The Other Years (No Quarter) [10-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Otherworld Ensemble: Live at Malmitalo (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Gesu No Kiwami Otome: Suki Nara Towanai (Warner Music Japan) [08-29] - J-pop
  • Ought: Room Inside the World (Merge) [02-16] - post-punk
  • Our Girl: Stranger Today (Cannibal Hymns) [08-17] - indie rock
  • Our Hollow Our Home: In Moment//In Memory (//Hollow Music) [10-19] - metal
  • Outer Heaven: Realms of Eternal Decay (Relapse) [10-12] - metal
  • Overmono: Whities 019 (Whities) [12-07] - electronic
  • Ovlov: Tru (Exploding in Sound) [07-20] - indie rock
  • Ulysses Owens Jr: Songs of Freedom (Somethin' Cool) - jazz
  • Ozuna: Aura (Sony Music Latin) [08-24] - Latin
  • Ozzy: Ett Oga Rott (Play 66) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • P2K DaDiddy: Welcome 2 Da Boom Boom Room (self-released) - blues
  • Anderson Paak: Oxnard (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) [11-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • PAC Div: First Baptist (RBC) [04-13] - hip-hop
  • Pacific Heights: A Lost Light (WM New Zealand) [08-31] - electronic
  • Klaus Paier/Asja Valcic Quartet: Cinema Scenes (ACT) [01-26] - jazz
  • Doug Paisley: Starter Home (No Quarter) [11-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Palatine: Grand Paon De Nuit (Audiogram) [03-23] - folk
  • Palaye Royale: Boom Boom Room (Side B) (Sumerian) [09-28] - rock
  • Caterina Palazzi/Sudoku Killer: Asperger (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Palberta: Roach Going Down (Wharf Cat) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Pale Divine: Pale Divine (Shadow Kingdom) [11-23] - metal
  • 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+]
  • Palm Reader: Braille (Silent Cult) [04-06] - metal
  • 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 [***]
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Japamyu (Unborde/Warner Music Japan) [09-28] - electronic
  • Bamba Pana: Poaa (Nyege Nyege) [08-24] - African
  • Panchasila: Panchasila (Slucata Tapes) [08-24]
  • 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
  • Konstantinos Papachristou: The Darkness of a Fairytale (BLB) - jazz
  • Jerry Paper: Like a Baby (Stones Throw) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Paper Dollhouse: The Sky Looks Different Here (MoonDome) [02-09] - electronic
  • The Paper Kites: On the Corner Where You Live (Nettwerk) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Papercuts: Parallel Universe Blues (Slumberland) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Parades Against Parades: Driving Me Stoned (Cardinal Fuzz) [07-31]
  • Parcels: Parcels (Kitsune) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Pariah: Here From Where We Are (Houndstooth) [07-13] - ambient
  • John Parish: Bird Dog Dante (Thrill Jockey) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Emile Parisien Quintet: Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT) [06-29] - jazz
  • Han-earl Park/Catherine Sikora/Nick Didkovsky: Eris 136199 (Buster and Friends) - jazz
  • Clay Parker and Jodi James: The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound (self-released) [07-20] - folk
  • 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 [*]
  • Graham Parker: Cloud Symbols (100%) [09-28] - rock
  • Jeff Parker/Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Devin Gray: The Diagonal Filter (Not Two) - jazz
  • Joyann Parker: Hard to Love (BNC) [04-13] - blues
  • Maceo Parker: It's All About Love (Delta Music) [03-10] - jazz
  • Spencer Parker: Dance Music (Work Them) [10-12] - electronic
  • William Parker: Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics (Gotta Let It Out) [05-00] - jazz [***]
  • William Parker: Flower in a Stained-Glass Window/The Blinking of the Ear (Centering/AUM Fidelity -2CD) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Parks: Little Big (Ropeadope) [10-19] - jazz [***]
  • Tess Parks/Anton Newcombe: Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe (a) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Parkway Drive: Reverence (Epitaph) [05-04] - rock
  • Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg (C Kunspyruhzy) [05-22] - funk [B]
  • Dolly Parton: Dumplin' [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Dolly/RCA Nashville) [11-30] - country
  • Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade) [05-18] - post-punk [A-]
  • Brockett Parsons: The Brockettship (Ropeadope) [10-12] - hip-hop
  • Abe Partridge: Cotton Fields and Blood for Days (Skate Mountain) [01-26] - folk
  • Party Bois: Party Bois (Curve of the Earth) [08-10] - electronic
  • Essaie Pas: New Path (DFA) [03-16] - electronic
  • Niklas Paschburg: Oceanic (7K!) [02-09] - classical
  • Hermeto Pascoal & Big Band: Natureza Universal (Scubidu) [10-20] - Latin jazz
  • Chris Pasin: Ornettiquette (Planet Arts) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • PassCode: Locus (USM Japan) [02-00] - rock
  • Passenger: Runaway (Nettwerk) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Patois Counselors: Proper Release (Ever/Never) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Ben Patton: Meaning What (self-released) [09-20] - pop
  • Courtney Patton: What It's Like to Fly Alone (self-released) [02-16] - country
  • Ashley Paul: Lost in Shadows (Slip) [04-05]
  • John Paul: No Filter (Harbinger Sound) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Hanna Paulsberg Concept/Magnus Broo: Daughter of the Sun (Odin) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Vinnie Paz: The Pain Collector (Enemy Soil) [09-28] - hip-hop
  • Von Pea & the Other Guys: I'm Good Luv Enjoy (Hipnott) [09-14] - hip-hop
  • Peace: Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll (Ignition) [05-04] - indie rock
  • Peach Kelli Pop: Gentle Leader (Mint) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Peaking Lights: Sea of Sand (Dekmantel) [10-15] - electronic
  • Pearl Vision: Storm (EPM Music -EP) [11-16]
  • Josh T Pearson: The Straight Hits! (Mute) [04-13] - indie rock
  • Peel Dream Magazine: Modern Meta Physic (Slumberland) [10-05]
  • Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik: Settling Scores Vol II (Gatorbone) [01-30] - country [**]
  • Manu Pekar: Pagan Panic (dbMP(x) -17) [11-24-2017] - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: Noir En Rouge: Live in Paris (HighNote) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Peluche: Unforgettable (One Little Indian) [09-26] - alt/indie
  • Pendant: Make Me Know You Sweet (West Mineral) [01-19] - ambient
  • Larry Peninsula: Country Music Only (Ramasound) [02-23] - country
  • The Ken Peplowski Big Band: Sunrise (Arbors) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Matt Penman: Good Question (Sunnyside) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Fernando Perdomo: Zebra Crossing (Forward Motion) [11-09] - singer-songwriter
  • Sergio Pereira: Nu Brasil (Zoho) [09-07] - 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 [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Mark Feldman/Jason Hwang: Strings 1 (Leo) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Hank Roberts/Ned Rothenberg: Strings 2 (Leo) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Perfect Beings: Vier (InsideOut) [01-19] - rock
  • A Perfect Circle: Eat the Elephant (BMG) [04-20] - alt rock
  • Perfume: Future Pop (Universal J/Perfume) [08-15] - J-pop
  • Peripheral Vision: More Songs About Error and Shame (self-released) [03-30] - jazz [***]
  • Permission: Sam Leak and Paula Rae Gibson (33Xtreme) - jazz
  • Sandro Perri: In Another Life (Constellation) [09-14] - art-pop
  • Steve Perry: Traces (Fantasy) [10-05] - rock
  • Houston Person & Ron Carter: Remember Love (HighNote) [07-20] - jazz [***]
  • Perverts Again: Friday Night Light (Total Punk) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Petal: Magic Gone (Run for Cover) [06-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Peter Bjorn and John: Darker Days (Warner Music Sweden) [10-19] - pop
  • Gretchen Peters: Dancing With the Beast (Scarlet Letter) [05-18] - Americana
  • Mark Peters: Innerland (Sonic Cathedral) [04-20]
  • Jesse Peterson Quartet: Man of the Earth (Industrial Road) [07-13] - jazz
  • Ralph Peterson's Aggregate Prime: Inward Venture: Alive Vol 5 at the Side Door (Onyx Productions) - jazz
  • Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band: I Remember Bu (Onyx Productions) [10-04] - jazz
  • Petite Noir: La Maison Noir: The Gift and the Curse (Roya -EP)
  • Petite Noir: La Maison Noir/The Black House (Roya) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Kim Petras: Turn Off the Light [Vol 1] (BunHead -EP) [10-01] - pop
  • Grace Petrie: Queer as Folk (self-released)
  • 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
  • Phew: Voice Hardcore (Mesh-Key) [01-19] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips: End to End (ECM) [09-07] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • Sam Phillips: World on Sticks (Littlebox) [09-28] - folk
  • Phish: Kasvot Vaxt: I Rokk (JEMP) [11-09] - rock
  • Phonte: No News Is Good News (Foreign Exchange) [03-02] - hip hop [**]
  • Phosphorescent: C'est La Vie (Dead Oceans) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Phronesis: We Are All (Edition) [09-14] - jazz
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Wait for Love (Epitaph) [02-16] - emo
  • Misha Piatigorsky Trio: Strained Glass and Technicolor Grooves (Natural Drummer) [05-06] - jazz
  • Alberto Pibiri: Jazz Legacy (APM) [09-07] - jazz
  • 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
  • Dave Pietro: New Road: Iowa Memoirs (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Pig Destroyer: Head Cage (Relapse) [09-07] - metalcore
  • Marco Pignataro: Almas Antiguas (Zoho) [09-07] - jazz
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: King of Cowards (Rocket) [09-28] - heavy psych
  • Laurence Pike: Distant Early Warning (The Leaf Label) [03-30] - jazz
  • Roberta Piket: West Coast Trio (13th Note) [04-06] - jazz [*]
  • Pilar Zeta: Moments of Reality (Ultramajic) [10-05] - electronic
  • Pill: Soft Hell (Mexican Summer) [10-26] - rock
  • Charles Pillow Large Ensemble: Electric Miles (MAMA) [06-22] - jazz [B]
  • Ted Piltzecker: Brindica (Zoho) [11-09] - jazz
  • Pinch Points: Mechanical Injury (Roolette/Six Tonnes De Chair) [07-15] - punk
  • Pinegrove: Skylight (self-released) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Pinkcourtesyphone: Romantic Threat (Line -EP) [06-18]
  • Pinkshinyultrablast: Miserable Miracles (Club AC30) [05-04] - dream pop
  • Pink Siifu: Ensley (Pink Siifu) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Lucas Pino's No Net Nonet: That's a Computer (Outside In Music) [10-19] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Benoit Pioulard: May (self-released) [05-11] - ambient
  • Ant'lrd and Benoit Pioulard: Deck Amber (Sounds Et Al) [06-01] - electronic
  • Ben Pirani: How Do I Talk to My Brother? (Colemine) [09-21] - r&b
  • Pistol Annies: Interstate Gospel (RCA Nashville) [11-02] - country [A-]
  • Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg: Child of Illusion (Clean Feed) [09-28] - 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 [*]
  • PJs: Hermes (Aurel Canyon) [11-02] - electronic
  • 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
  • Planet Asia: Mansa Musa (X-Ray) [05-25] - hip-hop
  • Planet B: Planet B (Ipecac) [11-23]
  • Planet Battagon: Battagon Symphony EP (On the Corner -EP) [11-23] - electronic
  • Planningtorock: Powerhouse (DFA) [11-09] - electronic
  • Chris Platt Trio: Sky Glow (self-released) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • The Plot in You: Dispose (Fearless) [02-16] - rock
  • Mikkel Ploug/Mark Turner: Faroe (Sunnyside) [08-17] - jazz [**]
  • Pocket Aces: Cull the Heard (Creative Nation Music) [09-07] - jazz [**]
  • The Pocket Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Stangel: Beethoven Revisited Symphonies 1-9 () - classical
  • Verneri Pohjola/Mika Kallio: Animal Image (Edition) [02-23] - jazz
  • Verneri Pohjola/Maciej Garbowski/Krzysztof Gradziuk: Gemstones (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-30] - jazz [**]
  • Polica/Stargaze: Music for the Long Emergency (Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive) [02-16] - chamber pop
  • Polo & Pan: Caravelle (Caroline) [05-19] - electronic
  • Polyphia: New Levels New Devils (Equal Vision) [10-12] - rock
  • Karine Polwart: Laws of Motion (Hudson)
  • Pom Pom: 35 (Pom Pom) - electronic
  • Pool Kids: Music to Practice Safe Sex To (Skeletal Lightning) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Popcaan: Forever (Mixpak) [07-20] - dancehall [**]
  • Poppy: Am I a Girl? (I'm Poppy/Mad Decent) [10-31] - pop
  • Porches: The House (Domino) [01-19] - synthpop
  • Portal: Ion (Profound Lore) [01-26] - death metal
  • Charlie Porter: Charlie Porter (Porter House) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Lewis Porter/Terri Lyne Carrington/John Patitucci/Tia Fuller: Beauty & Mystery (Altrisuoni) - jazz
  • Ryan Porter: The Optimist (World Galaxy/Alpha Pup) [02-23] - jazz
  • Portico Quartet: Untitled (Aitaoa #2) (Gondwana -EP) [04-27] - jazz
  • Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport (PJCE) - jazz [**]
  • Portrayal of Guilt: Let Pain Be Your Guide (Gilead Media) [11-16] - metal
  • Post Animal: When I Think of You in a Castle () [04-20] - psychedelic rock
  • Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) [04-27] - alt r&b [**]
  • Joy Postell: Diaspora (self-released -EP) [11-14] - r&b
  • Poster Children: Grand Bargain! (Lotuspool) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Potatohead People: Nick & Astro's Guide to the Galaxy (Bastard Jazz) [05-11] - electronic
  • Brigid Mae Power: The Two Worlds (Tompkins Square) [02-09] - singer-songwriter
  • Trevor Powers: Mulberry Violence (Baby Halo) [08-17] - glitch pop
  • Wayne Powers: If Love Were All (Kabockie) [08-03] - jazz
  • Powerwolf: The Sacrament of Sin (Napalm) [07-20] - metal
  • Pram: Across the Meridian (Domino) [07-20] - alt/indie
  • Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past (ATO) [06-01] - pop soul
  • The Keeshea Pratt Band: Believe (self-released) [05-29] - blues
  • Prefuse 73: Sacrifices (Lex) [05-25] - electronic [B]
  • Noam Preminger/Frank Carlberg: Whispers and Cries (Red Piano) [01-23] - jazz
  • Noah Preminger: Genuinity (Criss Cross) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Preoccupations: New Material (Jagjaguwar) [03-23] - post-punk
  • Prequel Tapes: Everything Is Quite Now (Gaffa Tape) [09-97] - electronic
  • The Presets: Hi Viz (EMI) [06-01] - elecgtronic
  • Sean K Preston & the Loaded Pistols: Forgive (Rusty Knuckles) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Bobby Previte: Rhapsody (RareNoise) [02-25] - jazz [B]
  • PRhyme: PRhyme 2 (self-released) [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Chris Price: Dalmatian (Omnivore) [03-02] - rock
  • Sean Price & Illa Ghee: Metal Detectors (Ruck Down -EP) [03-16] - hip-hop
  • The Prids: Do I Look Like I'm in Love (This-A-Way) [01-09]
  • Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset (Dafnison) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Primal Rite: Dirge of Escapism (Revelation) [01-26] - alt/indie
  • Prime Boys: Koba World (Entertainment One) [07-27]
  • Prime Minister of Doom: Mudshadow Propaganda (Planet Uterus) [04-01] - deep house
  • Primitive Knot: Thee Opener of the Way (Aurora) [10-12] - electronic
  • Primitive Man & Unearthly Trance: Split (Relapse) [08-17] - metal
  • Primitive World: White on White (Ecstatic) [02-16] - electronic
  • Primo!: Amici (Upset the Rhythm) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • 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-]
  • Prison Religion: O Fucc Im on the Wrong Planet (Halcyon Veil) [09-28]
  • Mark Pritchard: The Four Worlds (Warp) [03-23] - ambient
  • Proc Fiskal: Insula (Hyperdub) [06-08] - grime [**]
  • The Proclaimers: Angry Cyclist (Persevere) [08-10] - rock
  • The Prodigy: No Tourists (BMG) [11-02] - electronic
  • Profligate: Somewhere Else (Wharf Cat) [11-07] - alt/indie
  • Prophet: Wanna Be Your Man (Stones Throw) [05-11] - r&b
  • Protoje: A Matter of Time (Easy Star) [06-29] - reggae [*]
  • Protomartyr: Consolation (Domino -EP) [06-15] - post-punk
  • Proud Parents: Proud Parents (Dirtnap) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • The Proven Ones: Wild Again (Roseleaf) [05-21] - blues
  • Psymun: All Killer No Filler (self-released -EP) [03-07] - electronica [*]
  • Public Access TV: Street Safari (Cinematic) [02-23] - indie rock
  • Public Apology: Public Apology ()
  • Public Memory: Demolition (Felte) [11-09] - electronic
  • Public Practice: Distance Is a Mirror (Wharf Cat -EP)
  • Public Service Broadcasting: White Star Liner (PIAS -EP) [12-07] - pop
  • Puce Mary: The Drought (Pan) [10-19] - pop/rock
  • Dan Pugach Nonet: Plus One (Unit) [02-16] - jazz [B-]
  • PUI4: A Pearl in Dirty Hands (Aut) [04-16] - jazz
  • Jure Pukl: Doubtless (Whirlwind) - jazz [**]
  • Punch Brothers: All Ashore (Nonesuch) [07-20] - progressive bluegrass
  • Bernard Purdie & Friends: Present: Cool Down (Sugar Road) [05-19] - r&b
  • Diana Purim & Eyedentity: Many Bodies One Mind (Eyedentitymusic) [05-18]
  • Joey Purp: Quarterthing (self-released) [09-07] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Pynkie: Neoteny (Pynkie) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Quando Rondo: Life After Fame (QRN/Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Quartetto Minimo: Atlantico (-EP) [09-04] - jazz
  • Queen Naija: Queen Naija (Queen Naija Bulls) [07-27] - r&b
  • 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 [Brian Walsh/Daniel Rosenboom/Sam Minaie/Mark Ferber]: Fine Dining (Orenda) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • R+R=Now: Collagically Speaking (Blue Note) [06-22] - electric jazz [B]
  • Abe Rabade Trio: Doravante (Karonte) [09-14] - jazz
  • Bruno Raberg Trio: Tailwind (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Rabid Dogs: Rabid Dogs (self-released) [01-19] - punk
  • Racetraitor: 2042 (Good Fight) [10-12]
  • Radio Galaxy: Nobody Digs Your Music but Yourself (Rappers I Know/Radio Galaxy) [03-30] - r&b
  • Jack Radsliff: Migration Patterns (self-released -17) [11-18-2017] - jazz
  • Erin Rae: Putting on Airs (Single Lock) [06-08] - folk [*]
  • Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM (Eardruma/Interscope) [05-04] - pop rap [B]
  • Nikita Rafaelov: Spirit of Gaia (Gotta Let It Out) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Antonio Raia: Asylum (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • The Rails: Other People (Psychonaut) [09-01] - folk-rock
  • Lucy Railton: Paradise 94 (Modern Love) [03-23]
  • Raime: Am I Using Content or Is Content Using Me? (Different Circles -EP) [06-29]
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise: How To: Friend Love Freefall (Elektra) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Lena Raine: Celeste [Original Soundtrack] (Radical Dreamland) [01-25]
  • RAM: RAM 7: August 1791 (Willibelle) [07-13] - Haitian [B]
  • Ramzi: Phobiza Vol 3: Amor Fati (Fati) [09-19] - electronic
  • Kristjan Randalu: Absence (ECM) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rangers: Late Electrics (Doom Trip) [06-21] - rock
  • Vinnie Raniolo: Air Guitar: Songs of Flight (Raniolo Music) [01-16] - jazz
  • Carmela Rappazzo: Howlin' at the Moon (self-released) [09-07] - jazz
  • Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program: Stargate Music (Leaving) [04-20] - electronic
  • Mette Rasmussen & Chris Corsano: A View of the Moon (From the Sun) (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji: Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji (Feeding Tube) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Ratatet: Heroes Saints and Clowns (Ridgeway) [06-22] - jazz [B]
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Tearing at the Seams (Stax) [03-09] - soul
  • Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites (Origin) - jazz
  • Andrew Rathbun: Character Study (SteepleChase) [11-01] - jazz [**]
  • Rattle: Sequence (Upset the Rhythm) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • 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] [*]
  • Johnny Rawls: I'm Still Around (Third Street Cigar) [09-10] - blues
  • Amy Ray: Holler (Compass) [09-28] - folk
  • Donnie Ray: My Southern Soul (CDS) [10-05] - r&b
  • Ray BLK: Empress (Island) [10-26] - r&b
  • Lesya Rayman: Going Up (self-released) [04-20] - alt/indie
  • 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 [**]
  • Veda Rays: For the Rest to Rest (Alleged) [07-13] - rock
  • Eddi Reader: Cavalier (Reveal) [09-28] - folk
  • Real Friends: Composure (Fearless) [07-13] - rock
  • Reason: There You Have It (Top Dawg) [09-27] - hip-hop
  • Marina Rebeka: Verdi: Luisa Miller (BR-Klassik) [04-06] - classical
  • The Record Company: All of This Life (Concord) [06-22] - rock
  • Red River Dialect: Broken Stay Open Sky (Paradise of Bachelors) [02-02] - folk
  • Red Sun Rising: Thread (Razor & Tie) [03-30] - rock
  • Red Velvet: The Perfect Red Velvet (SM Entertainment) [01-29] - K-pop
  • 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 [**]
  • The Redneck Manifesto: The How (251) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • Reef: Revelation ()
  • Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Without a Trace (Origin) [03-16] - jazz [B]
  • Kate Reid: The Heart Already Knows (self-released) [03-26] - jazz
  • Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris: Geometry of Caves (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jazz
  • Xavier Reija: The Sound of the Earth (Moonjune) - jazz
  • Ike Reilly: Crooked Love (Rock Ridge Music) [05-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Rejoicer: Energy Dreams (Stones Throw) [08-31] - left-field hip-hop [**]
  • Remember Sports: Slow Buzz (Father/Daughter) [05-18] - rock
  • Adam Remnant: Sourwood (AnyWay) [08-17] - folk
  • 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-]
  • Steve Reich: Pulse/Quartet (Nonesuch) [02-02] - classical [*]
  • Poline Renou/Matthieu Donarier/Sylvain Lemetre: Adieu Mes Tres Belle (Yolk) [11-16] - jazz
  • Remember Sports: Slow Buzz (Father/Daughter) [05-18]
  • The Republic of Wolves: Shrine (self-released) [03-27] - rock
  • Resina: Traces (Fat Cat) [07-06] - classical
  • Restorations: LP5000 (Tiny Engines) [09-28] - rock
  • Retirement Party: Somewhat Literate (Counter Intuitive) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Poor Until Payday (Family Owned) [10-05] - blues
  • Reverorum Ib Malacht: Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas Innoble (AnnapumA) [05-11] - metal
  • Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto: Everyone Needs a Plan (Erstwhile) [08-20]
  • Revocation: The Outer Ones (Metal Blade) [09-28] - death metal
  • Bob Reynolds: Quartet (self-released) [05-15] - jazz
  • Bob Reynolds: Guitar Band (self-released) - jazz
  • Rex Orange County: Apricot Princess (self-released) [04-26] - pop
  • Bebe Rexha: Expectations (Warner Bros) [06-22] - pop [*]
  • Margo Rey: The Roots of Rey/Despacito Margo (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Rezz: Certain Kind of Magic (Mau5trap) [08-03] - electronica
  • Rezzett: Rezzett (Trilogy Tapes) [02-23] - electronic
  • RGG/Verneri Pohjola/Samuel Blaser: City of Gardens (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • The Rheingans Sisters: Bright Field (RootBeat) -
  • 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 [***]
  • Ben Rice: Wish the World Away (self-released) [06-30] - blues
  • 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]
  • Mike Richmond: Tones for Joan's Bones (SteepleChase) [09-01] - jazz
  • 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) [09-01] - jazz
  • Sheena Ringo: Reimport Vol 2: Civil Aviation Bureau (EMI) [12-06] - J-pop
  • Mattias Risberg: Stamps (Clean Feed) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Rise Against: The Ghost Note Symphonies... (Capitol/Virgin EMI) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • The Rising: Moving On (Renegade Maverick) [08-03] - country
  • Maria Rita: Amor E Musica (Universal Music) [01-26] - Brazil
  • Riton & Kah-Lo: Foreign Ororo (Riton Time) [09-28] - grime [A-]
  • 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]
  • River Cult: Halcyon Daze (Cats on Amps) [02-09] - metal
  • Riverloam Trio [Mikolaj Trzaska/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders]: Live at the Alchemia (Kilogram) - jazz
  • Rivers of Nihil: Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade) [03-16] - progressive metal
  • Rizzla: Adepta (Fade to Mind) [07-06] - electronic
  • RKSS: DJ Tools (UIQ) [08-31] - electronic
  • Ari Roar: Calm Down (Bella Union) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Alasdair Roberts/Amble Skuse/David McGuinness: What News (Drag City) [03-23]
  • Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive Perspective (Inner Circle) [07-06] - jazz
  • Jason Robinson: Resonant Geographies (pfMENTUM) [03-01] - jazz
  • Tess Roby: Beacon (Italians Do It Better) [04-20] - ambient pop
  • Robyn: Honey (Konichawa/Interscope) [10-26] - pop [**]
  • Ava Rocha: Tranca (Circus) [06-06] -
  • Jay Rock: Redemption (TDE/Interscope) [06-15] - hip hop [*]
  • The Rock*A*Teens: Sixth House (Merge) [06-29] - alt/indie
  • Norbert Rodenkirchen/Robbie Lee/James Ilgenfritz: Opalescence (Telegraph Harp) - jazz
  • Niles Rodgers & Chic: It's About Time (Virgin EMI) [09-28] - r&b
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Eduardo Chagas: Holes and Cracks (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Bruno Parrinha/Luis Lopes/Vasco Trillo: Lithos (Creative Sources) - jazz [**]
  • Alfredo Rodriguez: The Little Dream (Mack Avenue) [02-23] - 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 [***]
  • Paul Rogers/Olaf Rupp/Frank Paul Schubert: Three Stories About Rain Sunlilght and the Hidden Soil (Relative Pitch) [09-28] - jazz
  • Rebekah Rolland: Seed & Silo (self-released) [07-20] - folk
  • 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
  • Pharis & Jason Romero: Sweet Old Religion (Lula) [05-18C|bluegrass]
  • Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: Rogue Star (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Roosevelt: Young Romance (City Slang/Music as Usual) [09-28]
  • Draco Rosa: Monte Sagrado (Sony Music Latin) [10-26] - rock en espanol
  • Rosali: Trouble Anyway (Scissor Tail/Spinster Sounds) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Rosalia: El Mal Querer (Sony/Espana) [11-02] - art pop [B]
  • Caroline Rose: Loner (New West) [02-23] - indie rock [B]
  • Maggie Rose: Change the Whole Thing (Starstruck) [09-21] - rock
  • Rose Mercie: Rose Mercie (SDZ) [03-02]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Post- (Polyvinyl) [01-01] - power pop [*]
  • Rich Rosenthal/Jack DeSalvo/Tom Cabrera: Connoisseurs of Chaos (Woodshedd) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Renee Rosnes: Beloved of the Sky (Smoke Sessions) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Renee Rosnes & David Hajdu: Ice on the Hudson (SMK Jazz) - jazz
  • Craig Ross & Tim Rutili: 10 Seconds to Collapse (Jealous Butcher) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • Jamison Ross: All for One (Concord) [01-26] - jazz
  • Ross From Friends: Family Portrait (Brainfeeder) [07-27] - deep house [**]
  • Vanessa Rossetto: Fashion Tape (No Rent) [02-06]
  • Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami: Melodic Circles: Urban Classical Music From Iran (ARC Music) - Iranian
  • Rough Spells: Modern Kicks for the Solitary Witch (self-released -EP)
  • Josh Rouse: Love in the Modern Age (Yep Roc) [04-13] - sophisti-pop
  • Curtis Roush: Cosmic Campfire Music (Modern Outsider) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Supermoon (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • Routine Death: Parallel Universes (Fuzz Club) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • ROVA Saxophone Quartet: In Transverse Time (Les Disques Victo) [04-06] - jazz
  • The Roves: The Roves (One Man Movement) [05-12] - rock
  • Peter Rowan: Carter Stanley's Eyes (Rebel) [04-20] - bluegrass
  • Royce Da 5'9": Book of Ryan (Entertainment One) [05-04] - hip hop [*]
  • Rudy Royston: Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Shamie Royston: Beautiful Liar (Sunnyside) - vocal
  • rRoxymore: Thoughts of an Introvert Pt 2 (Don't Be Afraid) [05-04] - electronic
  • Vitor Rua & the Metaphysical Angels: When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough (ReR Megacorp) [05-00] - jazz
  • Amber Rubarth/Joe Purdy: American Folk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (American Folks) [01-26] - folk
  • Dori Rubbicco: Stage Door Live! (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • Risa Rubin: I'm Reliving the End Over and Over and Over Again and Its Only the Beginning (self-released) [08-31] - art pop
  • Ruby Haunt: Blue Hour (self-released) [09-21]
  • Ruby Karinto: Ruby Karinto (HoZac) [03-30] - electronic
  • Rucci: El Perro (Mackk) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Rufus Du Sol: Solace (Reprise) [10-19] - alt dance [*]
  • Ruler: Winning Star Champion (Barsuk) [05-25] - rock
  • Rules: Pronouns (self-released) [01-31] - punk
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: On Dark Horses (Sargent House) [09-14] - dream pop
  • Ruokangas/Hako0-Rita: Mono and Dialogues (Eclipse) - jazz
  • E Ruscha V: Who Are You (Beats in Space) [03-02] - electronic
  • Rush Plus: The Sweat (E-Missions -EP) [06-22] - techno
  • Ryan Playground: 16/17 (Secret Songs/Last Gang) [09-28]
  • Bill Ryder-Jones: Yawn (Domino) [11-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Saba: Care for Me (Saba Pivot) [04-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jerome Sabbagh/Greg Tuohey: No Filter (Sunnyside) [10-26] - jazz [B]
  • Jacob Sacks: Fishes (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Sad Baxter: So Happy (Cold Lunch) [07-20]
  • 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
  • Saint Sister: Shape of Silence (IE:Music) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Saintseneca: Pillar of Na (Anti-) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Anne Sajdera: New Year (Bijuri) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async Remodels (Milan) - jazz
  • Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi With Masahiko Satoh: Proton Pump (Family Vineyard) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Akira Sakata/Simon Nabatov/Takashi Seo/Darren Moore: Not Seeing Is a Flower (Leo) [08-23] - 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 [***]
  • Walter Salas-Humara: Walterio (Rhyme & Reason) [08-10] - rock
  • Maryan Saleh/Maurice Louca/Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Lekhfa (Mostakell) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Felipe Salles and Interconnections Ensemble: The Lullalby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble (Tapestry) [09-21] - jazz
  • Saloli: The Deep End (Kranky) [10-26] - electronic
  • Nathan Salsburg: Third (No Quartet) [07-20] - folk
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window (Mack Avenue) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Sammal: Suuliekki (Svart)
  • The Samps: Breakfast (Gloriette) [11-23] - electronic
  • Carolyn Sampson/Joseph Middleton: A Soprano's Schubertiade (Bis) [05-11]
  • Carter Sampson: Lucky (Horton) [05-25] - country
  • Samurai Japon: Samurai Japon (self-released) [06-01] - new age
  • San Cha: Capricho Del Diablo (Outside Insight) [07-13] - Latin
  • Bobby Sanabria Manhattan Big Band: West Side Story: Reimagined (Jazzheads -2CD) [07-04] - jazz [B]
  • Antonio Sanchez: Channels of Energy (CAM Jazz) - jazz
  • Cecilia Sanchietti: La Verza Via (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Sandcatchers: What We Found Along the Way (Chant) [10-17] - jazz
  • Arturo Sandoval: Ultimate Duets (Universal) [05-18] - jazz
  • Christian Sands: Reach Further EP (Mack Avenue) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Sands: Facing Dragons (Mack Avenue) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Sandy's: Chime (Sandyams) [04-20] - rock
  • Sango: In the Comfort Of (Last Gang) [03-16] - electronic
  • Sanguine Hum: Now We Have Power (Bad Elephant) [10-12] - rock
  • Hama Sankare: Ballebe: Calling All Africans (Clermont Music) [03-02] - Malian [***]
  • Sans: Kulku (Cloud Valley) -
  • Santa Librada: Santa Librada (self-released) [03-08]
  • Daniel Santiago/Pedro Martins: Simbiose (Adventure Music) - jazz
  • Javier Santiago: Phoenix (Ropeadope) [06-20] - jazz [B]
  • Santigold: I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (Downtown) [07-27] - dancehall
  • Sarayah: Feel the Vibe (Basin Street) [10-27] - pop
  • Michael Sarian & the Chabones: Leon (Zoho) [09-08] - jazz
  • Rafal Sarnecki: Climbing Trees (Outside In Music) [07-27] - jazz [B]
  • Satan: Cruel Magic (Metal Blade) [09-07] - metal
  • Joe Satriani: What Happens Next ()
  • Sauna Youth: Deaths (Upset the Rhythm) [09-07] - garage punk
  • Sauti Sol: Afrikan Sauce (self-released) [11-21] - African
  • Cash Savage & the Last Drinks: Good Citizens (Mistletone) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Save Face: Merci (Epitaph) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Saxon: Thunderbolt ()
  • The Saxophones: Songs of the Saxophones (Full Time Hobby) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Say Lou Lou: Immortelle (Cosmos) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together (Damnably/ELectric Muse) [04-13] - indie rock
  • Edward Sayer: Underdog Overlord (self-released) [11-24] - rock
  • Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues (Concord) [07-27] - blues [*]
  • Martha Scanlan: The River and the Light (Rock Ridge Music) [10-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Scarlxrd: Dxxm (Island) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Scarves: Dinner Dates for the End of Days (Good Eye) [09-28] - rock
  • Andreas Schaerer: A Novel of Anomaly (ACT) [02-23] - jazz
  • Scheen Jazzorchester/Eyolf Dale: Commuter Report (Losen) - jazz [*]
  • Gunter Schickert: Labyrinth (self-released) [06-01] - prog rock
  • JP Schlegelmilch/Jonathan Goldberger/Jim Black: Visitors (Skirl) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Guenter Schlienz: Tristan Magnetique (Otomatik Muziek) - electronic
  • Benjamin Schmid/Andreas Martin Hofmeir: Stradihumpa (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • Silvan Schmid Quintet: At Gamut (Hatology) [04-13] - jazz
  • Schnell [Pierre Borel/Antonio Borghini/Christian Lillinger]: Live at Sowieso (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • School Damage: A to X (Chapter music) [08-31]
  • Steffen Schorn & Zurich Jazz Orchestra: Three Pictures (Mons) - jazz
  • Ed Schrader's Music Beat: Riddles (Carpark) [03-02] - post-punk
  • J Peter Schwalm: How We Fall (RareNoise) [06-08] - jazz [*]
  • Jacques Schwarz-Bart/Stephane Galland/Malcolm Braff/Laurent David: Shijn (Alter-Nativ) [10-26] - jazz
  • Sci-Fi Romance: Dreamers & Runaways (Broken Image Entertainment) [10-19] - folk
  • Rob Schwimmer: Heart of Hearing (Sunken Heights Music) - jazz [B-]
  • John Scofield: Combo 66 (Verve) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • The Sea Within: The Sea Within (Inside Out) [07-27]
  • Gene Segal: Transformation (SteepleChase) [08-01] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Colin Self: Siblings (RVNG Intl) [11-02] - electronic
  • Self Defense Family: Have You Considered Punk Music (Run for Cover) [06-29] - post-punk
  • Senses Fail: If There Is Light It Will Find You (Pure Noise) [02-16] - pop punk
  • Senyawa: Sujud (Sublime Frequencies) [11-02] - Indonesian [***]
  • Septeto Santiaguero & Jose Alberto El Canario: A Mi Que: Tributo A Los Classicos Cubanos (self-released) [05-25] - Latin
  • Sepulcher: Panoptic Horror (Edged Circle Productions) [09-14] - metal
  • Serengeti: Dennis 6e (People) [09-10] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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
  • Bobby Sessions: RVLTN Chapter 1: The Divided States of Amerikkka (Def Jam) [07-20] - hip-hop
  • Sevdaliza: The Calling (Twisted Elegance) [03-30] - electronic
  • Michael Sever: Bad Bonez (Momotaro) [03-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Lauren Sevian: Bliss (Posi-Tone) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Sewelson: Music for a Free World (FMR) [08-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Sex Riders: Sex Riders (Magankiadas) [07-29] - speed metal
  • Seinabo Sey: I'm a Dream (Universal Music AB) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2017 (SFJAZZ) [04-13] - jazz
  • The Sha La Das: Love in the Wind (Daptone) [09-21] - r&b
  • Joseph Shabason: Anne (Western Vinyl) [11-16] - jazz
  • The Shacks: Haze (Big Crown) [03-30] - alt/indie
  • Shad: A Short Story About a War (Secret City) [10-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • Anthony Shadduck: Quartet & Double Quartet (Joyful Noise/Big Ego) [10-26] - jazz
  • Shades: In Praise of Darkness (Deadbeats) [07-13] - electronic
  • Shadow Child: Dance Trax Vol 9 (Dancetrax) [03-02] - electronic
  • Shadowparty: Shadowparty (Mute) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Red Shahan: Culberson County (7013) [03-30] - country
  • Shakarachi & Straneus: Steal Chickens From the Men and the Future From God (Studio Barnhus) [03-23] - electronic
  • 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]
  • RF Shannon: Trickster Blues (Cosmic Dreamer Music) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Shannon & the Clams: Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch) [02-16] - garage rock
  • Amy Shark: Love Monster (Wonderkick Entertainment) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Elliott Sharp Carbon: Transmigration at the Solar Max (Intakt) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Shannon Shaw: Shannon in Nashville (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [06-08] - pop soul [***]
  • Crystal Shawanda: Voodoo Woman (True North) - blues
  • Whitney Shay: A Woman Rules the World (Little Village Foundation) [08-01] - blues
  • She Drew the Gun: Revolution of Mind (Skeleton Key) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • She Makes War: Brace for Impact (My Big Sister) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Jake Shears: Jake Shears (Freida Jean) [08-10] - dance pop
  • The Sheepdogs: Changing Colours (Waner) [02-02] - rock
  • Cosmo Sheldrake: The Much Much How How and I (Transgressive) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Shelter: Profondeur 4000 (Growing Bin) [07-06] - ambient
  • Andy Sheppard Quartet: Romaria (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jamie Shew: Eyes Wide Open () - jazz
  • Shields: Life in Exile (Long Branch) [04-20] - metal
  • Mike Shiflet: Tetracosa Volume Eight (self-released) [08-03] - electronic
  • The Shifters: Have a Cunning Plan (Trouble in Mind) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Shijin: Shijin (Music Box) [10-26] - jazz
  • Shinedown: Attention! Attention! (Atlantic) [05-04] - hard rock
  • SHINee: The Story of Light (SM Entertainment) [09-10] - K-pop
  • 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
  • Jonny Shitbag & the Smokes: You Could Not Have Given the Slightest of Fucks (Hidden Bay) [01-29] - pop
  • Jonny Shitbag & the Smokes: I Don't Listen to a Word My Friends Say (Captain Crook) [04-13] - rock
  • ShitKid: This Is It (PNKSLM) [alt/indie] - 01-19
  • Shlomo: Mercurial Skin (Taapion) [11-16] - techno
  • 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-]
  • Shorelights: Ancient Lights (Subwax Bcn) [03-00] - electronic
  • Wayne Shorter: Emanon (Blue Note) [09-14] - jazz [B-]
  • Shotgun Rider: Palo Duro (Torrez Music Group) [03-30] - country
  • Nick Shoulders: Lonely Like Me (self-released) [08-27] - country
  • Showbiz: A-Room Therapy (DITC) [02-16] - hip-hop
  • Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder: The World of Dew (Human Resource) [07-20] - jazz [*]
  • The Richard Shulman Group: Turned Into Lemonade (RichHeart Music) [05-07] - jazz
  • Shxcxchcxsh: Oufoufof (Rosten) [11-12] - electronic
  • Shy Boys: Bell House (Polyvinyl) [08-03] - alt/indie
  • Shy Glizzy: Fully Loaded (300 Entertainment) [10-12] - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • Sick of It All: Wake the Sleeping Dragon! (Century Media) [11-02] - metal
  • Sick Thoughts: Sick Thoughts (Goner) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • The Sidekicks: Happiness Hours (Epitaph) [05-18] - indie rock
  • Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista (Whirlwind) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Sigh: Heir to Despair (Spinefarm) [11-16] - metal
  • Sigrid: Raw (Universal Island -EP) [07-11] - pop
  • Ayanda Sikade: Movements (self-released) - jazz
  • Catherine Sikora & Brian Chase: Untitled: After (Chaikin) [07-13] - jazz
  • Catherine Sikora/Christopher Culpo: The Spectral Life of Things () - jazz
  • Silent Planet: When the End Began (Solid State) [11-02] - metal
  • Silva: Brasileiro (SLAP) [05-25]
  • Hannah Silva: Talk in a Bit (Human Kind) [05-09]
  • Susana Santos Silva: All the Rivers: Live at Panteao Nacional (Clean Feed) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • Judy Silvano & the Zephyr Band: Lessons Learned (Unit) [07-00] - vocal
  • Lucie Silvas: EGO (Furthest Point/Thirty Tigers) [08-24] - pop
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Murmurations (Wichita) [05-11] - tech house
  • Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs (Sunnyside) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Simon: In the Blue Light (Legacy) [09-07] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Simple Affections: Simple Affections (Recital) [11-28] - experimental
  • Simple Minds: Walk Between Worlds (BMG) [02-02] - rock
  • Jared Sims: The New York Sessions (Ropeadope) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Sinan/Oguz Buyukberber: White (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Rhyan Sinclair: Barstormer (Little Haunted Girl Music) [06-22] - country
  • SineRider: Four Years Away (Sound in Silence) [10-26] - electronica
  • Liam Singer: Finish Him (Birdwatcher) [07-18]
  • Single Mothers: Through a Wall (Dine Alone) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Singu: Siki (Growing Bin) [08-24] - electgronic
  • Riccardo Sinigallia: Ciao Cuore (Sugar Music) [09-14] - pop
  • Sink Ya Teeth: Sink Ya Teeth (Hey Buffalo) [06-22] - electronic
  • Josh Sinton: Krasa (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Josh Sinton's Predicate Trio: Making Bones Taking Draughts Bearing Unstable Millstones Pridefully Idiotically Prosaically (Iluso) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • SiR: November (Top Dawg) [01-19] - neo-soul
  • Sir Robin & the Longbowmen: Prozacco (Sir Robin) [09-08] - rock
  • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Gold (Thirty Tigers) [10-12]
  • SIT: Invisibility (Sushitech) [02-00] - tech house
  • Sitka Sun: Sitka Sun (The Long Road Society) [01-16] - jazz
  • Troye Sivan: Bloom (Capitol) [08-31] - electropop [B]
  • 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
  • Richard Skelton: Front Variations I & II (Aeolian) [11-20] - electronic
  • Skerebotte Fatta: Riders From the Ra (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ski Mask the Slump God: Beware the Book of Eli (Republic) [05-11] - trap rap
  • Ski Mask the Slump God: Stokeley (Republic) [11-30] - hip-hop
  • The Alan Skidmore Quartet: Naima: Live in Berlin (2007-11, ITM) [04-06] - jazz
  • Hakon Skogstad: Two Hands to Tango (Avantango) [05-14] - jazz
  • SKRS: Paradise Magic Traxx (Ancient Monarchy) [02-02] - electronic
  • Skyzoo: In Celebration of Us (First Generation Rich/Empire) [02-02] - hip hop
  • Steve Slagle: Dedication (Panorama) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Slam: Athenaeum 101 (Soma Quality) [11-30] - electronic
  • Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: Living the Dream (Snakepit/Roadrunner) [09-21] - rock
  • Slaves: Acts of Fear and Love (Virgin EMI) [08-17] - garage punk
  • Wanja Slavin Lotus Eaters: Salvation (WhyPlayJazz) - jazz
  • Sleaford Mods: Sleaford Mods EP (Rough Trade -EP) [09-14] [B]
  • Sleep: The Sciences (Third Man) [04-20] - stoner metal [*]
  • Sleepwalker: [-X-X] (Sentient Ruin) [05-25] - metal
  • Slikback: Lasakaneku (Hakuna Kulala) [06-29] - electronic
  • Sloan: 12 (Yep Roc) [04-06] - power pop [B]
  • Slocan Ramblers: Queen City Jubilee (Slomusic) [06-15] - country
  • Slothrust: The Pact (Dangerbird) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Sloucher: Be True (Swoon) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Slow Crush: Aurora (Holy Roar) [09-28] - rock
  • Slowgold: Morkare (Playground Music Scandinavia) [02-23] - pop
  • Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper (Edition) - jazz
  • Slug: HiggledyPiggledy (Memphis Industries) [04-13] - indie pop
  • Slugdge: Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip) [03-02] - death metal
  • SLUGish Ensemble: An Eight Out of Nine (Slow & Steady) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • Small Island Big Song: Small Island Big Song (self-released) [09-06] -
  • Small Professor: Church Jawns (self-released -EP) [10-01]
  • Derek Smalls: Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) (BMG) [04-13] - comedy
  • Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1/LP: No Past No Future No Sun (Napalm) [11-16] - alt/indie
  • Moira Smiley: Unzip the Horizon (self-released) [04-07] - folk
  • Smino: Noir (Downtown JV) [11-08] - hip-hop
  • Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (Monument) [01-18] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • 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 [A-]
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Joel Ross/Harish Raghavan/Marcus Gilmore: In Commmon (Whirlwind) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Smither: Call Me Lucky (Signature Sounds) [03-02] - blues
  • Smoke Boys: Don't Panic II (self-released) [10-19] - hip-hop
  • Smoke DZA: Not for Sale (Babygrande) [04-20] - trap rap
  • Smokescreens: Used to Yesterday (Slumberland) [07-13] - rock
  • Smoking Popes: Into the Agony (Asian Man) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Smove: Funk n' Beats Vol 6 (Bombstrikes) [12-14] - r&b
  • Gary Smulyan: Alternative Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • SMX/Koehler: Blue 02 (Whities) [05-10] - electronic
  • Cory Smythe/Peter Evans: Weatherbird (More Is More) [04-01] - jazz [B-]
  • Cory Smythe: Circulate Susanna (Pyroclastic) [09-29] - jazz [B-]
  • Snail Mail: Lush (Matador) [06-08] - indie rock [*]
  • Sneakbo: Brixton (Jetskiwave) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Louisiana Vibrations (Fundacja Shuchaj) - jazz
  • Dee Snider: For the Love of Metal (Napalm) [07-27] - heavy metal
  • Rue Snider: City Living (self-released) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt: Jubilation (Savant) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300) [02-16] - hip hop
  • Snow Patrol: Wildness (Polydor) [05-25] - alt rock
  • Snowpoet: Thought You Knew (Edition) [02-09] - jazz
  • Soap & Skin: From Gas to Solid/You Are My Friend (PIAS) [10-26] - alt./indie
  • Elza Soares: Deus E Mulher (Deckdisc) [05-18] - Brazil [A-]
  • SOB X RBE: Gangin (Empire) [02-23] - hip hop [B]
  • Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills (Pinko) [09-14] - folk
  • Soccer Mommy: Clean (Fat Possum) [03-02] - indie pop [**]
  • Sofi Tukker: Treehouse (Ultra) [04-13]
  • Soft as Snow: Deep Wave (Houndstooth) [04-06]
  • Soft Kill: Savior (Profound Lore) [05-11] - rock
  • Soft Machine: Hidden Details (Moonjune) [09-08] - jazz
  • The Soft Moon: Criminal (Sacred Bones) [02-02] - darkwave
  • Soft Science: Maps (Test Pattern) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Sol Invictus: Necropolis (Prophecy) [03-23]
  • Martial Solal: My One and Only Love: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) [11-01] - jazz [***]
  • Solareye: All These People Are Me (A Modern Way) [05-04]
  • Jay Som: Pirouette (Polyvinyl -EP) [01-26] - alt/indie
  • Jay Som: Turn the Other Cheek (Polyvinyl -EP) [12-14] - alt/indie
  • Somali Yacht Club: The Sea (Robust Fellow) [01-22] - rock
  • Jonathan Something: Outlandish Poetica (Solitaire) [11-07] - rock
  • 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]
  • Sungjae Son: Near East Quartet (ECM) [08-31] - jazz
  • Son Lux: Brighter Wounds (City Slang) [02-09] - art pop
  • Sonadores De Sinaloa: Lo Improvisado (Mayra Music) [03-02] - Latin
  • Sonar With David Torn: Vortex (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [***]
  • The Sonder Bombs: Modern Female Rockstar (Take This to Heart) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Songs: Ohia: Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions (Secretly Canadian) [11-23] - alt/indie
  • Sonido Gallo Negro: Mambo Cosmico (Glitterbeat) [04-06] - Latin
  • Astrid Sonne: Human Lines (Escho) [02-16] - classical
  • Sonoio: Fine (Dais) [07-27] - electronic
  • Sons of Bill: Oh God Ma'am (Loose Music) [06-29] - rock
  • Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!) [03-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Omar Sosa: Es:sensual (Ota) - jazz
  • Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (MSMSMSM/Future Classic) [06-15] - post-industrial [***]
  • Shanna Sordahl: Radiate Don't Fear the Quietus (Full Spectrum) - jazz
  • Soreption: Monument of the End (Sumerian) [08-03] - metal
  • Tyshawn Sorey: Pillars (Firehouse 12 -3CD) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Soul Assassins [DJ Muggs]: Dia Del Asesinato (Soul Assassins) [08-10] - hip-hop
  • Soulfly: Ritual (Nuclear Blast) [10-19] - metal
  • Soulwax: Essential (Deewee/PIAS) [06-22] - electro house
  • Sound & Fury: Thundering of Dawn (Karkia Mistika) - jazz
  • Sound Voyage: En Route to Thailand (Free Soul) [04-06] - electronic
  • Pedro Sousa/Miguel Mira/Alfonso Simoes: Rajada (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Tess Souter: Picture in Black and White (NOA) [10-05] - jazz
  • Scott Southworth: Hey Hillbilly Singer (Scott Likes Pie Music) [05-14] - country
  • Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) [08-24] - vocal [**]
  • Soweto Gospel Choir: Freedom (Shanachie) [09-14] - African
  • Space Afrika: Somewhere Decent to Live (Sferic) [03-08] - electronic
  • Space Elevator: II (Steamhammer) [05-25] - rock
  • Space Invadas: Wild World (Invada) [04-13] - electronic
  • Spain: Mandala Brush (Dangerbird) [09-28]
  • Esperanza Spalding: 12 Little Spells (Concord) [10-18] - jazz [B]
  • Spanglish Fly: Ay Que Boogaloo! (Chaco World Music) - Latin jazz
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Anniversary (ArtistShare) [04-16] - jazz
  • Spanish Love Songs: Schmaltz (A-F) [03-23] - emo
  • Spare Snare: Sounds (Chute) [07-20]
  • Special Interest: Spiraling (996364 DK) [03-01] - punk
  • Specter: Built to Last (Sound Signature) [08-17] - electronic
  • Spectral [Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs]: Empty Castles (Aerophonic) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Spectral Wound: Infernal Decadence (Vendetta) [06-02] - black metal
  • Alister Spence/Satoko Fujii: Intelset (Alister Spence Music) - jazz [**]
  • Jon Spencer: Spencer Sings the Hits (In the Red) [11-07] - alt/indie
  • Spesh: Famous World (Killroom) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Spice: Captured (Spice Official) [11-02] - reggae
  • Spider Bags: Someday Everything Will Be Fine (Merge) [08-03] - garage rock
  • Spiders: Killer Machine (Crusher) [04-06] - 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 [***]
  • Spirit Fingers: Spirit Fingers (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Spirit of Chicago Orchestra/Formation Jazz de la Musique de l'Air: Tribute to James Reese Europe (Fremeaux & Associes) [07-20] - jazz
  • The Spirit of the Beehive: Hypnic Jerks (Tiny Engines) [09-14] - rock
  • Spiritual Cramp: Television (Deranged) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) [09-07] - neo-psychedelia [A-]
  • Spock's Beard: Noise Floor (InsideOut) [05-25] - prog rock
  • 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
  • Kandace Springs: Indigo (Blue Note) [09-07] - jazz
  • Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen on Broadway (Columbia -2CD) [12-14] - rock
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers: Beasts of Burgundy (Southern Broadcasting) - jazz
  • SRSQ: Unreality (Dais) [10-26] - electronic
  • Ssion: O (Dero Arcade) [05-11] - pop
  • St Lenox: Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love (Anyway) [09-28]
  • Anna St Louis: If Only There Was a River (Woodsist/Mare) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • St Paul and the Broken Bones: Young Sick Camellia (Records) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Adam Stafford: Fire Behind the Curtain (Song by Toad) [05-04]
  • Terell Stafford: Family Feeling (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Stahhr: Respect Due Vol 1 (self-released) [02-28] - hip-hop
  • Stand Atlantic: Skinny Dipping (Hopeless) [10-26] - rock
  • Lisa Stansfield: Deeper (EarMusic) [04-06] - pop
  • Vince Staples: FM! (Def Jam -EP) [11-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Starchild & the New Romantic: Language (self-released) [02-23] - alt/funk
  • Starcrawler: Starcrawler (Rough Trade) [01-19] - alt rock
  • Booker Stardrum: Temporary Etc (NNA Tapes) [10-26] - rock
  • State Champion: Send Flowers (Sophomore Lounge) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • State Champs: Living Proof (Pure Noise) [06-15] - rock
  • Statik Selektah & Termanology: Still 1982 (Showoff/ST) [11-23] - hip-hop
  • Carolyn Staten: Ladies' Night (Firefyre) [08-31] - blues
  • Candi Staton: Unstoppable (Beracah) [08-24]
  • Alison Statton & Spike: Bimini Twist (Tiny Global Productions) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Out in the Open (Ramseur) [01-26]
  • Steeple Remove: Vonal-Axis (Fuzz Club) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • 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 [***]
  • James Steinle: South Texas Homecoming (self-released) [08-17] - country
  • Aaron Stephens: Focus (Aaron Stephens Music) [08-22] - r&b
  • Mickey Stephens & Poor Blue: Wasteground (self-released) - celtic rock
  • 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
  • Tim Stevens Double Trio: With Whom You Can Be Who You Are (Rufus) [08-07] - jazz
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier (Monofonus Press/Astral Spirits) [06-08] - jazz
  • Sting & Shaggy: 44/876 (A&M) [04-20] - reggae
  • Bobo Stenson Trio: Contra La Indecision (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Stew & the Negro Problem: Notes of a Native Song (Tight Natural Productions) [10-12] - rock
  • Stick in the Wheel: Follow Them True (self-released) [01-26] - folk
  • Still Corners: Slow Air (Wrecking Light) [08-17] - pop
  • Stine Janvin Motland: Fake Synthetic Music (Pan) [10-12] - electronic
  • Sting & Shaggy: 44/876 (A&M) [04-20] - reggae
  • Markus Stockhausen: Eternal Voyage/Live (Okey) - jazz
  • Stone Broken: Ain't Always Easy (Spinefarm) [03-02] - rock
  • The Story So Far: Proper Dose (Pure Noise) [09-21] - rock
  • Story Untold: Waves (Hopeless) [02-02] - rock
  • Stove: 's Favorite Friend (Exploding in Sound) [10-31] - rock
  • Todd Strait: There'll Be Some Changes Made (self-released) - jazz
  • Chuck Strangers: Consumers Park (Nature Sounds/Pro Era) [03-16] - hip-hop
  • The Stray Birds: Let It Pass (Yep Roc) [09-07] - folk
  • Street Sects: The Kicking Mule (The Flenser) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Barbra Streisand: Walls (Columbia) [11-02] - pop
  • Alexandra Streliski: Inscape (Secret City) [10-05] - classical
  • EJ Strickland Quintet: Warriors for Peace (Jammin' Colors) [11-20] - jazz
  • Marcus Strickland Twi-Life: People of the Sun (Blue Note/Revive Music) [11-09] - jazz [B]
  • Zhenya Strigalev: Blues for Maggie (Whirlwind) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Jon Rune Strom Quintet: Fragments (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Kristen Strom: Moving Day: The Music of John Shifflett (OA2) - jazz [B]
  • Thomas Stronen/Time Is a Blind Guide: Lucus (ECM) [01-19] - jazz
  • The Stryker Brothers: Burn Band (Scriptorium Rex) [09-07] - country
  • Dick Stusso: In Heaven (Sub Pop) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • The Struts: Young & Dangerous (Interscope) [10-26] - rock
  • Styles P: G-Host (Phantom Entertainment) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Styles P: Dime Bag (Phantom Entertainment) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • Tove Styrke: Sway (Sony) [05-04] - electropop
  • Yuhan Su: City Animals (Sunnyside) [10-26] - jazz [**]
  • Subtle Degrees: A Dance That Empties (New Amsterdam) [02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Subtone: Moose Blues (Laika) [10-26] - jazz [*]
  • Suchmos: The Ashtray (Sony) [06-20] - J-pop
  • Sudan Archives: Sink (Stones Throw) [05-25] - r&b
  • Suede: The Blue Hour (Warner UK) [09-21] - alt rock
  • The Suffers: Everything Here (Shanachie) [07-13] - r&b
  • Sugar Candy Mountain: Do Right (PIAPTK) [05-04]
  • Sugar Plant: Headlights (Mango Knife Music) [05-16] - rock
  • Sugarland: Bigger (Big Machine) [06-08] - country pop
  • James Suggs: You're Gonna Hear From Me (Arbors) [12-07] - jazz [**]
  • Suicideboy: I Want to Die in New Orleans (G*59/Caroline) [09-07] - hip-hop
  • Suicideyear: Color the Weather (LuckyMe) [07-06] - electronic
  • Ady Suleiman: Memories (Pemba) [03-09] - r&b
  • Tash Sultana: Flow State (Mom + Pop) [08-31] - r&b
  • Rain Sultanov & Isfar Sarbaski: Cycle (Ozella Music) - jazz
  • Sumac: Love in Shadow (Thrill Jockey) [09-21] - sludge metal
  • Sumac & Keiji Haino: American Dollar Bill: Keep Facing Sideways You're Too Hideous to Look at Face On (Thrill Jockey) [02-23] - rock
  • Sarah-Jane Summers: Solo (Dell Daisy) [03-08] - folk
  • Summoning: With Doom We Come (Napalm) [01-05] - metal
  • Moses Sumney: Black in Deep Red 2014 (Jagjaguwar) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • Kevin Sun: Trio (Ectomorph Music) [02-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun June: Years (Keeled Scales) [06-15] - pop
  • Geir Sundstol: Brodles (Hubro) [10-05] - rock
  • Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop) [03-23] - pop rock [*]
  • Sunflowers: Castle Spell (Stolen Body/Only Lovers) [02-09] - garage rock
  • Sunmantra: Esoteric (Roam) [04-27] - electronic
  • Sunmi: Warning (MakeUs -EP) [09-04] - K-pop
  • Sunny War: With the Sun (Hen House Studios) [02-02] - pop
  • Sunwatchers: II (Trouble in Mind) [02-02] - alt/indie
  • Sunwatchers and Eugene Chadbourne: 3 Characters (Amish) [09-28] - rock
  • Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive (Merge) [02-16] - indie rock [**]
  • Superorganism: Superorganism (Domino) [03-02] - indie pop [***]
  • Supersilent: 14 (Smalltown Supersound) [11-23] - electronic
  • Surfbort: Friendship Music (Fat Possum) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Surgeon: Luminosity Device (Dynamic Tension) [05-25] - electronic
  • Susanna: Go Dig My Grave (Susanna Sonata) [02-09] - alt/indie
  • Suss: Ghost Box [Expanded] (Northern Spy) [02-02] - alt/indie
  • Suuns: Felt (Secretly Canadian) [03-02] - experimental rock
  • John Surman: Invisible Threads (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Svalbard: It's Hard to Have Hope (Translation Loss) [05-25] - metal
  • Svartidauði: Revelations of the Red Sword (Van) [12-03]
  • Skuli Sverrisson: Strata (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Swearin': Fall Into the Sun (Merge) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Swamp Dogg: Love Loss and Auto-Tune (Joyful Noise) [09-07] - r&b [B]
  • Swarvy: Anti-Anxiety (Paxico) [07-06] - hip-hop
  • Patrick Sweany: Ancient Noise (Nine Mile) [05-11] - blues
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (Tan Cressida/Columbia -EP) [11-30] - hip-hop [B]
  • Sam Sweeney: The Unfinished Violin (Island)
  • Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow's Daughter (Megaforce) [05-18]
  • Steve Swell: Music for Six Musicians: Hommage A Olivier Messiaen (Silkheart) [07-12] - jazz [***]
  • Swick: Court Composer (NLV) [10-19] - electronic
  • Richard Swift: The Hex (Secretly Canadian) [09-21] - indie rock
  • Cole Swindell: All of It (Warner Nashville) [08-17] - country
  • Swing Out Sister: Almost Persuaded (Sony) [11-10] - jazz
  • Swizz Beatz: Poison (Epiz/Swizz Beatz) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • The Sword: Used Future (Razor & Tie) [03-23] - hard rock
  • SW:SVN: SW:SVN (Apollo -EP) [05-25] - elecgtronic
  • Syclops: Pink Eye (BubbleTease Communications) [04-30] - jazz
  • Synth Sisters: Euphoria (EM) [04-25]
  • Syrinx Effect: A Sky You Could Strike a Match On (self-released) - jazz
  • System: Plus (Morr Music) [11-09] - electronic
  • 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 [B]
  • Midori Takada & Lafawndah: Le Renard Bleu (!K7 -EP) [08-24] - post-minimalism
  • H Takahashi: Low Power (White Paddy Mountain) [08-08] - new age
  • Takeoff: The Last Rocket (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) [02-09] - African [***]
  • Tom Tallitsch: Wheelhouse (Posi-Tone) [06-08] - jazz
  • Tallawit Timbouctou: Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) [11-02] - African [***]
  • Tamino: Amir (Arts & Crafts) [10-19]
  • Tancred: Nightstand (Polyvinyl) [06-01] - indie rock
  • Tangents: New Bodies (Temporary Residence) [06-15] - electronic
  • Tanukichan: Sundays (Coqueiro Verde) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • Tasha: Alone at Last (Father/Daughter) [10-26] - rock
  • 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 ()
  • Eric Taxxon: Punk (self-released) [03-18] - pop
  • 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 [Keep That Same Energy] (GOOD Music/Def Jam -EP) [06-23] - r&b [B]
  • Tech N9ne: Planet (Strange) [03-02] - hip hop
  • Teen Creeps: Birthmarks (PIAS) [04-06]
  • Teen Judge: Teen Judge (Berthed Futurist) [09-01] - rock
  • Teenage Wrist: Chrome Neon Jesus (Epitaph) [03-09] - shoegaze
  • Teleman: Family of Aliens (Moshi Moshi) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • The Temperance Movement: A Deeper Cut (Earache) [02-16] - rock
  • Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto (Columbia) [11-02] - comedyrock
  • Tenderlonious: The Shakedown (22a Music) [06-15] - jazz
  • Jimi Tenor: Order of Nothingness (Philophon) - jazz
  • Tentenko: Tentenko (Toothpaste) [09-21] - synth-pop
  • Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines (self-released) - jazz
  • Terry: I'm Terry (Upset the Rhythm) [08-31] - indie pop
  • David Terry: Sorrow (Open Tapes) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Tesseract: Sonder (Kscope) [04-20] - progressive metal
  • Christian Tetzlaff: Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (Sony Classical/Legacy) [05-24] - classical
  • Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson: Deuce (Origin) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Henri Texier: Sand Woman (Label Bleu) [02-00] - jazz
  • Textasy: Dallas Gun Club (Craigie Knowes -EP) [01-15] - electronic
  • Thabang Tabane: Matjale (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [09-14] - African
  • Them Are Us Too: Amends (Dais) [06-22] - pop
  • Therapy?: Cleave (Marshall) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Therion: Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast) [01-26] - metal
  • They: Fireside (Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros) [11-09] - hip-hop
  • They Might Be Giants: I Like Fun (Idlewild) [01-19] - indie pop
  • Thick Syrup: Living in Leeds (Gringo) [02-23] - rock
  • Thiefs: Graft (Le Greffe) (Jazz & People) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Thievery Corporation: Treasures From the Temple (ESL) [04-20] - electronic
  • Thin Lips: Chosen Family (Lame-O) [07-27] - indie punk
  • The Thing: Again (Trost/The Thing) - jazz [A-]
  • The Third Sound: All Tomorrow's Shadows (Fuzz Club) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • This Wild Life: Petaluma (Epitaph) [06-22] - alt/indie
  • Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio: Live in Our Time (ESP-Disk) [04-06] - jazz [*]
  • Thollem/Clouser/Chase: Dub Narcotic Session Vol II (Personal Archives) [05-25] - jazz
  • James 'Creole' Thomas: Omas Sextet (Inpartmaint) [05-04] - jazz
  • Jay Thomas With the Oliver Groenewald Newnet: I Always Knew (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pat Thomas: Stella by Starligh: Live in Cerkno (Klopotec) [05-00] - jazz
  • Linda Thompson: Linda Thompson Presents My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage (Omnivore) [09-28]
  • Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers (New West) [09-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Ural Thomas & the Pain: The Right Time (Tender Loving Empire) [09-28] - r&b
  • Ken Thomson: Sextet (New Focus/Panoramic) - jazz
  • Tracey Thorn: Record (Merge) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • The Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet: Sweet Oranges (Not Two) [04-01] - jazz
  • Thou: Magus (Sacred Bones) [08-31] - sludge metal
  • Thou: Inconsolable (Robotic Empire) [06-01] - rock
  • Thousand Foot Whale Claw: Black Hole Party (Holodeck) [06-29] - electronic
  • 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-]
  • Thrice: Palms (Epitaph) [09-14] - rock
  • Throwing Snow: Loma (Houndstooth) [11-30] - electronic
  • Thumbscrew: Ours (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumbscrew: Theirs (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Thundercat/OG Ron C/DJ Candlestick: Drank (Brainfeeder) [02-15] - r&b
  • Thunderpussy: Thunderpussy (Stardog Republic) [05-25]
  • Camille Thurman: Waiting for the Sunrise (Chesky) [08-24] - jazz
  • Thus Owls: The Mountain That We Live Upon (For the Living and the Dead) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • TI: Dime Trap (Grand Hustle/Epic) [10-05] - hip-hop
  • Steve Tibbetts: Life Of (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Tiger Hatchery: Mind's Eye (self-released) - 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
  • Timecop1983: Night Drive (self-released) [05-04] - electronic
  • Timespine: Urban Season (Shhpuma) [11-16] - jazz
  • Tinashe: Joyride (RCA) [04-13] - alt r&b
  • The Ting Tings: The Black Light (Finca) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Tncb [XXXX]: Sekundenschlaf (Blackest Ever Black) [01-12] - electronic
  • To Kill a King: The Spiritual Dark Age (These Are My Bones) [01-12] - alt/indie
  • Tocotronic: Die Unendlichkeit (Vertigo) [01-26] - rock
  • Tokyo Police Club: TPC (self-released) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Tomb Mold: Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin) [06-08] - death metal
  • Tomberlin: At Weddings (Saddle Creek) [08-10] - singer-songwriter
  • Tommy '86: Freedom to Obey (M-Tronic) [05-25] - electronic
  • Tommy and the Commies: Here Come . . . (Slovenly) [09-28] - metal
  • Tonbruket: Live Salvation (ACT) [04-27] - jazz
  • Tonight Alive: Underworld (UNFD/Hopeless) [01-12] - rock
  • Too Slim and the Taildraggers: High Desert Heat (Underworld/VizzTone) [04-27] - blues
  • Topdown Dialectic: Topdown Dialectic (Peak Oil) [06-08] - electronic
  • Torae & Praise: All Praises Due (Internal Affairs) [10-11] - hip-hop
  • 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
  • Ricardo Toscano: Quartet (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Lauren Tosswill: My Home in the Year (Enmossed) [01-31] - classical
  • Totally Mild: Her (Chapter Music) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Toto Bona Lokua: Bondeko (No Format) [01-19]
  • Samba Toure: Wande (Glitterbeat) [05-25] - African
  • Sidi Toure: Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey) [03-23] - Afridcan [**]
  • Jean Toussaint Allstar 6tet: Brother Raymond (Lyte) [05-11] - jazz
  • Tower of Power: Soul Side of Town (Artistry Music) [06-01] - r&b
  • Towkio: WWW (Republic) [02-23] - pop rap
  • Tracyanne & Danny: Tracyanne & Danny (Merge) [05-25] - indie pop
  • Traden: Traden (Subliminal Sounds) [08-24] - rock
  • Tragedy: Fury (Tragedy) [09-11] - metal
  • Meghan Trainor: Treat Myself (Epic) [08-31] - pop
  • Trampled by Turtles: Life Is Good on the Open Road (Banjodad) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Penelope Trappes: Penelope Two (Houndstooth) [10-00] - singer-songwriter
  • Trash Boat: Crown Shyness (Hopeless) [07-20] - rock
  • The Chandler Travis Three-O: Backward Crooked From the Sunset (Iddy Biddy) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Tree Ear: Witches Butter (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Trembling Bells: Dungeness (Tin Angel) [03-30]
  • Tremonti: A Dying Machine (Napalm) [06-08] - rock
  • Tres Oui: Poised to Flourish (Shrimper) [02-09] - jangle pop
  • Tribulation: Down Below (Century Media) [01-26] - gothic metal
  • Joshua Trinidad: In November (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Trio Corrente & Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica de Sao Paulo: Ao Vivo (Tratore) [09-07] - jazz
  • Trio Heinz Herbert: Yes (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Trio HLK: Standard Time (Ubuntu Music) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Trio Generations: Unfolding (Particular) - jazz
  • Manuel Troller: Vanishing Points (Three:four) [10-12] - folk
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: Happy Endings (Odin) [11-08] - jazz [**]
  • Trophy Eyes: The American Dream (Hopeless) [08-03] - pop punk
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Tropical Fuck Storm/Mistletone) [05-04] - rock [**]
  • Trouble & Mike Will Made It: Edgewood (Eardruma/Interscope) [03-23] - trap rap
  • Gianluigi Trovesi: Mediterraneamente (Dodiciilune) [03-12] - jazz
  • Trust Fund: Bringing the Backline (self-released) [07-02] - alt/indie
  • Mikolaj Trzaska & Seymour Wright: 12.9.16 (Otoroku) [01-00] - jazz
  • Assif Tsahar/William Parker/Hamid Drake: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness (Hopscotch) - jazz [A-]
  • TSVI: Inner Worlds (Nervous Horizon) [11-09] - electronic
  • TT: LoveLaws (LoveLeaks) [05-18] - indie pop
  • Tubis Trio: Flashback (AudioCave) - jazz
  • Harriet Tubman: The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside) [11-23] - jazz [*]
  • Tucka: Working With the Feeling (Hit Nation) [11-10] - r&b
  • Alexander Tucker: Don't Look Away (self-released) [08-24]
  • Dave Tull: Texting and Driving (Toy Car) [03-16] - jazz
  • Yves Tumor: Safe in the Hands of Love (Warp) [09-05] - post-industrial [B]
  • 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
  • KT Tunstall: Wax (Virgin) [10-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Turbamulta: Turbamulta (Clean Feed) [03-16] - jazz [B]
  • Turbowolf: The Free Life (Silva Screen) [03-09] - psychedelic rock
  • Frank Turner: Be More Kind (Xtra Mile) [05-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson: Temporary Kings (ECM) [09-07] - jazz [**]
  • Turnstile: Time & Space (Roadrunner) [02-23] - hardcore punk [*]
  • Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You (Smoke Sessions) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Tuung: Songs You Make at Night (Full Time Hobby) [08-24] - folk
  • TVAM: Psychic Data (Psychic Data) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Jeff Tweedy: WARM (dBpm) [11-30] - rock [**]
  • Twenty One Pilots: Trench (Fueled by Ramen) [10-05] - indie pop
  • Twice: Summer Nights (JYP -EP) [07-09] - K-pop
  • Twice: What Is Love? (JYP -EP) [04-09] - K-pop
  • Twin Shadow: Caer (Reprise) [04-27] - synthpop
  • Twins: That Which Is Not Said (2MR) [05-04] - electronic
  • Ty: A Work of Heart (Jazz Re:freshed) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • Tyler the Creator: Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr Seuss' the Grinch (Columbia) [11-16] - hip-hop
  • Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call) [01-12] - indie rock
  • Steve Tyrell: A Song for You (New Design) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Uada: Cult of a Dying Sun (Eisenwald) [05-25] - melodic black metal
  • Kali Uchis: Isolation (Virgin EMI) [04-06] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Ugly Valley Boys: Iron Mine (self-released) [01-18] - country
  • U-God: Venom (Babygrande) [03-30] - hip-hop
  • Matt Ulery: Sifting Stars (Woolgathering) - jazz
  • Lisa Ullen: Piano Works (Disorder) - jazz
  • The David Ullmann Group: Sometime (Little Sky) - jazz [B]
  • Ulthar: Cosmovore (20 Buck Spin) [11-09] - metal
  • Ultimate Painting: Up! (Bella Union) [04-06] - indie rock
  • Ultra Beauty: Ultra Beauty (Sister Polygon -EP) [08-24]
  • Ultrastation: 686868 EP (Mary Go Wild Black -EP) [12-21] - electronic
  • Uncivilized: Uncivilized Plays Peaks (Unciv Music) [07-01] - jazz
  • Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats: Wasteland (Rise Above) [10-12] - metal
  • Underoath: Erase Me (Fearless) [04-06] - post-hardcore
  • Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville) [09-14] - country pop
  • 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
  • Uniiqu3: Phase 3 (NLV) [08-24] - electronic
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The Jazz Heritage Series 2018 Radio Broadcasts (self-released) - jazz [C]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Best of the Jazz Heritage Series Volume 1 (self-released) - jazz [B-]
  • University of Toronto 12Tet: When Day Slips Into Night (UofT Jazz) [09-07] - jazz [*]
  • U-Nix: Nuke Portland (Feel It) [10-19] - rock
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar) [04-06] - neo-psychedelia
  • Unleashed: The Hunt for White Christ (Napalm) [10-26] - metal
  • Uon: Uon (West Mineral -EP) [05-10] - ambient dub
  • Upgrayedd Smurphy: #Peninsula (R-CH-V) [06-21] - electronic
  • Upsammy: Another Place (self-released -EP) [02-22] - ambient techno
  • Uranium Club: Live for the Very First Time (in Italy) (Castle Face) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Keith Urban: Graffiti U (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville) [04-27] - country pop
  • Urban Pioneers: Hilbilly Swing Music (UpRooted) [01-01] - country
  • Uriah Heep: Living the Dream (Avalon) [08-29] - rock
  • US Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD) [02-16] - art pop [**]
  • Kensuke Ushio: Devilman Crybaby [Original Soundtrack] (Aniplex) [01-10] - soundtrack
  • Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Ogrim/Anders Borg: Oslo Haerverk (Simlas) - jazz
  • Matthew V: The Fifth (604) - pop
  • Vacations: Changes (Human Sounds) [03-25] - alt/indie
  • The Vaccines: Combat Sports (Columbia) [03-30] - indie rock
  • Vakula: Metaphors (Leleka) [03-00] - ambient
  • Chucho Valdes: Jazz Bata 2 (Mack Avenue) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Valee: GOOD Job You Found Me (GOOD Music/Def Jam -EP) [03-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Calvin Valentine: Keep Summer Safe (Mello Music Group) [10-19] - hip-hop
  • Jose Valente: Serpente Infinita (Respirar de Ouvido) [11-09] - jazz
  • Manuel Valera: The Planets (Mavo) - jazz
  • Valley Maker: Rhododendron (Frenchkiss) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Value Void: Sentimental (Tough Love) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Greta Van Fleet: Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Republic) [10-19] - rock
  • Petra Van Nuis & Dennis Luxion: Because We're Night People (String Damper) [10-05] - 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
  • Ken Vandermark: Homework 1 (For Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield & Dinah Washington (Audiographic) [07-16] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Roadwork 1: New Orleans (For Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint) (Audiographic) [07-16] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Roadwork 2: Atlanta (For James Brown, Marion Brown and Mary Lou Williams) (Audiographic) [07-16] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Michael Gorczyriski/Mikolaj Trzaska: Details in the Air: Open Containers (Kilogram) [11-26] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow (Pleasure of the Text/Audiographic) [12-31] - jazz [B]
  • Marije Van Dijk: The Stereography Project Feat Jeff Taylor and Katell Keinig (Hert) [04-27] - jazz [B]
  • Vanishing Kids: Heavy Dreamer (Svart) [11-30] - rock
  • Vanishing Twin: Magic and Machines (Blank Editions) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • VanJess: Silk Canvas (self-releaswed) [07-27] - r&b
  • Christina Vantzou: No 4 (Kranky) [04-06] - electronic
  • Andreas Varady: The Quest (Resonance) - jazz
  • Varathron: Patriarchs of Evil (Agonia) [04-27] - metal
  • Varg: Crush (Posh Isolation) [06-22] - minimal techno
  • Kate Vargas: For the Wolfish & Wandering (self-released) [07-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Varsity: Parallel Person (Babe City) [04-27]
  • Mike Vax & Ron Romm: Collaboration (Summit) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Louie Vega: NYC Disco (Nervous) [06-29] - electronic
  • Nacho Vegas: Violetica (Marxophone) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • 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] - electronic
  • Vin Venezia: Fifth and Adams (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Piet Verbist: Suite Réunion (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Vergara/Jackson/Baker/Sudderberg: The Hallowed Plant (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • 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 [B]
  • Very Be Careful: Daisy's Beauty Salon (Downtown Pijao) [07-20]
  • Antarctigo Vespucci: Love in the Time of E-Mail (Polyvinyl) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Vessel: Queen of Golden Dogs (TriAngle) [11-09] - deconstructed club
  • David Vest: David Vest (Cordova Bay) [04-06] - blues
  • Harry Vetro: Northern Ranger (T.Sound) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Vexes: Ancient Geometry (self-released) [02-23] - rock
  • Viagra Boys: Street Worms (YEAR0001) [09-26] - post-punk
  • Andres Vial: Andres Vial Plays Thelonious Monk: Sphereology Volume One (Chromatic Audio) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente/Yedo Gibson/Vasco Trilla: L3 (Multikulti Project) [06-15] - jazz
  • Fay Victor's SoundNoiseFunk: Wet Robots (ESP-Disk) [07-27] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kurt Vile: Bottle It In (Matador) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Vile Creature: Cast of Static & Smoke (Halo of Flies/Dry Cough) [03-07]
  • Villagers: The Art of Pretending to Swim (Domino) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Claudia Villela: Encantada Live (self-released) - jazz
  • Elio Villafranca: Cinque (ArtistShare) [05-11] - jazz
  • Ben Vince: Assimilation (Where to Now?) [05-25] - jazz
  • Will Vinson: It's Alright With Three (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Vinyl Hampdin: Red (Armored) [10-05] - jazz
  • Mike Viola: The American Egypt (Good Morning Monkey) [07-16] - alt/indie
  • David Virelles: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Groove) Vol I & II (Pi) [10-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Visigoth: Conqueror's Oath (Metal Blade) [02-09] - metal
  • Dhruv Visvanath: The Lost Cause (self-released) [04-19]
  • Vital Idles: Left Hand (Upset the Rhythm) [07-01]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me the Truth (Skyline) [08-13] - jazz
  • Jerry Vivino: Coast to Coast (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Vixx: Eau De Vixx (Jellyfish) [04-17]
  • Voicehandler: Light From Another Light (Humbler) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • The Voidz: Virtue (RCA) [03-30] - hypnagogic pop
  • Voivod: The Wake (Century Media) [09-21] - progressive metal
  • Jay T Vonada: United (Summit) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Hank Von Hell: Egomania (Headbangr) [11-02] - rock
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years (Intakt) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Dag Magnus Narvesen: Not Two () [J|jazz]
  • Dita Von Teese: Dita Von Teese (Record Makers) [02-16] - pop
  • Luzia Von Wyl Ensemble: Throwing Coins (Hatology) [08-24] - jazz
  • Patricia Vonne: Top of the Mountain (String Commander) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Biliana Voutchkova/Michael Thieke: Blurred Music (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Vril: Anima Mundi (Delsin) [10-15] - electronic
  • The Vryll Society: Course of the Satellite (Deltasonic) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • Cuong Vu 4Tet: Change in the Air (RareNoise) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Hana Vu: How Many Times Have You Driven By (Luminette) [06-26] - indie pop
  • Larry Vuckovich: Serenade in Blue (Quicksilver) - jazz
  • Vulfpeck: Hill Climber (Vulf) [12-07] - pop
  • Vundabar: Smell Smoke (Gawk) [10-20] - rock
  • Vuur: In This Moment We Are Free: Cities (Inside Out Music) [10-20] - metal
  • 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 [**]
  • Waajeed: From the Dirt (Dirt Tech Rock) [11-09] - electronic
  • 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]
  • Kan Wakan: Phantasmagoria Vol 1 (MurMur Music) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Wake: Misery Rites (Translation Loss) [02-23] - metal
  • Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [B-]
  • Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson: Journey to the Heart of the Blues (Alligator) [10-26] - blues
  • Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans) [05-18] - psychedelic folk
  • Ryley Walker: The Lillywhite Sessions (Dead Oceans) [11-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Summer Walker: Last Day of Summer (LVRN) [10-12] - r&b
  • Walking Distance: To Whom It May Concern (self-released) [03-20] - alt-indie
  • Walking Distance: Freebird by Walking Distance feat Jason Moran (Sunnyside) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Walking Papers: WP2 (Loud & Proud) [01-19] - rock
  • Colter Wall: Songs of the Plains (Young Mary's) [10-12] - country [**]
  • Johannes Wallmann: Love Wins (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Joanna Wallfisch: Blood & Bone (self-released) - jazz
  • Weasel Walter: Skhiizm (ugEXPLODE) [04-02] - jazz
  • Walton: Black Lotus (Tectonic) [07-06]
  • The War and Treaty: Healing Tide (Strong World Entertainment) [08-10] - folk
  • War on Women: Capture the Flag (Bridge 9) [04-13] - punk
  • Josh Ward: More Than I Deserve (self-released) [05-04] - country
  • Madison Ward & the Mama Bear: The Radio Winners (Glassnote) [07-27] - alt/indie
  • Wardruna: Skald (By Norse Music) [11-23]
  • David S Ware Trio: The Balance (Vision Festival XV+) (AUM Fidelity) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Warfield: Jazzland (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Warm Drag: Warm Drag (In the Red) [08-31] - alt/indie
  • Warmduscher: Whale City (The Leaf Label) [06-01] - indie punk
  • Warmth: Parallel (Archives) [04-26] - electronic
  • Jennifer Warnes: Another Time Another Place (BMG) [04-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Becky Warren: Undesirable (self-released) [10-19] - country [A-]
  • Emily Warren: Quiet Your Mind (self-released) [10-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Reggie Washington: Rainbow Shadow Vol 2 (Jammin' Colors) [05-18] - jazz
  • Reggie Washington: Vintage New Acoustic (Jammin' Colors) [11-07] - jazz
  • Salim Washington: Dogon Revisited (Passin' Thru) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Walter Wolfman Washington: My Future Is My Past (Anti-) [04-20] - blues
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Live (ECM) [09-14] - jazz [***]
  • Waterparks: Entertainment (Equal Vision) [01-26] - pop rock
  • Patty Waters: 6.12.17 (OTOroku) [04-09] - jazz
  • Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy With the Gift Band: Anchor (Topic) -
  • Kobie Watkins: Movement (Origin) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Watson: Now That I'm a River (Moshi Moshi) [05-18] - chamber pop
  • Neville Watson: The Midnight Orchard (Don't Be Afraid) [11-30] - electronic
  • Ernie Watts Quartet: Home Light (Flying Dolphin) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Tain Watts: Travel Band: Detained in Amsterdam (Dark Key) [06-29] - jazz [***]
  • Trevor Watts & RGG: RAFA: Live in Klub Zak Jazz Jantar 2018 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-08] - jazz [***]
  • The Wave Pictures: Brushes With Happiness (Moshi Moshi) [06-22] - folk
  • The Wave Pictures: Look Inside Your Heart (Moshi Moshi) [11-09] - pop
  • Waveless: As One More Folded Paper Crane (Moniker) [05-18] - alt/indie
  • Waxahatchee: Great Thunder (Merge -EP) [09-07] - alt/indie
  • The Way Ahead: Bells Ghosts and Other Saints (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Way North: Fearless and Kind (self-released) [11-02] - jazz [**]
  • Wayfarer: World's Blood (Profound Lore) [05-25] - metal
  • We Are Scientists: Megaplex (100%) [04-27] - indie rock
  • We Banjo 3: Haven (self-released) [07-27] - folk
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: The More I Sleep the Less I Dream (Big Scary Monsters) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Weakened Friends: Common Blah (Don Giovanni) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • Web Web: Dance of the Demons (Compost) - jazz
  • Doug Webb: Fast Friends (Posi-Tone) [09-14] - jazz [**]
  • Wednesday Campanella: Galapagos (Warner Music Japan) [06-27] - J-pop
  • Weedpecker: III (Stickman) [01-05] - 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
  • Alisa Weilerstein and the Trondheim Soloists: Transfigured Night (Pentatone) [08-24] - classical
  • Weird Beard [Florian Egli/Dave Gisler/Martina Berther/Rico Bauman]: Orientation (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Walt Weiskopf: European Quartet (Orenda) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Dan Weiss: Starebaby (Pi) [04-06] - jazz [B]
  • Kevin Welch: Dust Devil (Dead Reckoning) [10-15] - folk
  • Paul Weller: True Meanings (Parlophone/Warner Bros) [09-14] - folk rock
  • Wen: EPHEM:ERA (Big Dada) [07-06] - grime
  • Ben Wendel: The Seasons (Motema) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Erika Wennerstrom: Sweet Unknown (Partisan) [03-23] - alt/indie
  • Kenny Werner: The Space (Pirouet) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Sheck Wes: Mudboy (Cactus Jack/GOOD Music/Interscope) - hip-hop [***]
  • Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas: Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas (Smalltown Supersound) [07-20] - downtempo [**]
  • Darling West: While I Was Asleep (Jansen) [02-16] - country
  • Kanye West: Ye (Def Jam/GOOD Music -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [*]
  • Norman Westberg: After Vacation (Room40) [07-13] - electronic
  • Kate Westbrook: Granite (Westbrook) - vocal
  • Mike Westbrook: In Memory of Lou Gare (2010-14, Westbrook) [06-29] - jazz
  • Mike Westbrook: Starcross Bridge (Hatology) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Western Centuries: Songs From the Deluge (Free Dirt) [04-06] - country
  • Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra: Turkish Delight (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Western Star: Any Way How (Saustex) [11-16] - rock
  • Cliff Westfall: Baby You Win (self-released) [07-13] - country
  • Pelle Westlin/Anton Jonsson: Westlin/Jonsson (Grodor & Faglar) - jazz
  • Veryan Weston: The Make Project (Barnyard) [01-26] - 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 [B-]
  • Jim White: Waffles Triangles & Jesus (Loose Music) [11-10] - folk
  • Dr Michael White: Tricentennial Rag (Basin Street) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Paul White: Rejuvenate (R&S) [04-27]
  • Roland White & Friends: Tribute to the Kentucky Colonels (Crossroads) [10-26] - country
  • Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin' (Yep Roc) [09-28] - blues
  • Xylouris White: Mother (Bella Union) [01-19] - avant-folk
  • White Denim: Performance (City Slang) [08-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • Brad Whiteley: Presence (Destiny) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan (Bloodshot) [03-02] - blues
  • Whoa Dakota: Patterns (LunaSea Media) [08-17] - pop
  • Whyte Horses: Empty Worlds (CRC) [03-09] - indie pop
  • Wicca Phase Springs Eternal: Corinthiax (Dark Medicine -EP) [03-16]
  • Chip Wickham: Shamal Wind (Lovemonk) [05-25] - jazz [B]
  • Wiegedood: De Boden Hebben Het Goed III (Century Media) [04-20] - metal
  • Gin Wigmore: Ivory (Island) [04-06] - alt pop
  • Havard Wiik Trio: This Is Not a Waltz (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Wild Animals: The Hoax (BCore Disc) [04-27] - alt/indie
  • Wild Beasts: Last Night All My Dreams Came True (Domino) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • The Wild Feathers: Greetings From the Neon Frontier (Reprise) [06-29] - country
  • Wild Nothing: Indigo (Captured Tracks) [08-31] - dream pop
  • Wild Pink: Yolk in the Fur (Tiny Engines) [07-20] - indie pop
  • WildSonicBlooms: Where We Overlap (Rattle) [10-19] - jazz
  • Dan Wilensky: Good Music (Polyglot Music) - jazz
  • Wiley: Godfather II () [04-27] - grime
  • Ken Wiley: Cuerno Exotica (Krugpark Music) [08-24] - jazz
  • Sam Wilkes: Wilkes (Leaving) [10-05] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Jeff Williams: Lifelike (Whirlwind) [04-27] - 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
  • Mars Williams: Mars Williams Presents an Ayler Xmas: Volume 2 (Soul What) [10-24] - jazz [**]
  • Vinyl Williams: Opal (Requiem Pour Un Twister) [07-20] - alt/indie
  • Jess Williamson: Cosmic Wink (Mexican Summer) [05-11] - indie folk
  • Kelly Willis: Back Being Blue (Premium) [05-18] - country [*]
  • Jamie Lin Wilson: Jumping Over Rocks (self-released) [10-26] - country [**]
  • Jenny Wilson: Exorcism (Gold Metal) [03-23] - glitch pop
  • Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds (Bella Union) [03-02] - psychedelic rock
  • Steven Wilson: Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (Eagle) [11-02] - rock
  • Wilted Woman: Trapezoid Tappers (Plastic Bags) [01-08] - electronic
  • Wimps: Garbage People (Kill Rock Stars) [08-29] - punk
  • Martin Wind: Light Blue (Laika) [03-02] - jazz [B-]
  • Windhand: Eternal Return (Relapse) [10-05] -
  • The Wind-Up Birds: Desire Paths (796201) [02-17] - alt/indie
  • Norma Winstone: Descansado: Songs for Films (ECM) [02-16] - vocal
  • Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow (Fire) [06-08] - art pop
  • Winged Serpents: Six Encomiums for Cecil Taylor () [J|jazz]
  • Garrett Wingfield's Octopod: Monoliths and Sepulchres (self-released) - jazz
  • Mark Wingfield: Tales From the Dreaming City (Moonjune) [06-00] - jazz
  • Wingtip Sloat: Purge and Swell/The Lost Decade (VHF) [09-28] - alt/indie
  • Mark Winkler: Eastern Standard Time (Cafe Pacific) - vocal
  • Luke Winslow-King: Blue Mesa (Bloodshot) [05-11] - blues [*]
  • Kendl Winter: Stumbler's Business (Team Love) [07-20] - singer-songwriter
  • 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 Mountain: Witch Mountain (Svart) [05-25]
  • Witch Prophet: The Golden Octave (88 Days of Fortune) [05-18]
  • With Confidence: Love and Loathing (Hopeless) [08-10] - rock
  • Jeff Witscher: Approximately 1000 Beers (Salon) [06-30]
  • Florian Wittenburg: Four Waves (NurNichtNur) - jazz [***]
  • Witxes: Orients (Consouling Sounds) [06-01] - electronic
  • The Wizards: Rise of the Serpent (High Roller)
  • 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
  • SM Wolf: Bad Ocean (People in a Position to Know) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Aida Bird Wolfe: Birdie (self-released) [11-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Donovan Wolfington: Waves (Community) [03-02] - rock
  • 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
  • Wombripper: From the Depths of Flesh (Redefining Darkness) [06-22] - metal
  • The Wonder Years: Sister Cities (Hopeless) [04-06] - alt rock
  • Alison Wonderland: Awake (Universal Australia) [04-06] - trap
  • Hank Wood and the Hammerheads: Hank Wood and the Hammerheads (03-09) [Toxic State] - punk
  • The Wood Brothers: One Drop of Truth (Thirty Tigers) [02-02] - country
  • Wooden Shjips: V (Thrill Jockey) [05-25] - psychedelic rock
  • Donovan Woods: Both Ways (Meant Well) [04-20]
  • Hilary Woods: Colt (Sacred Bones) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • WoodWired: In the Loop (UT Arlington) - jazz [**]
  • Woolen Men: Post (self-released) [09-01] - punk
  • Nate Wooley & Torben Snekkestad: Of Echoing Bronze (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-28] - jazz [B]
  • Woolymammoth: Filling Spots (Alpha Pup) [03-23]
  • WorldService Project: Serve (Rare Noise) [04-27] - jazz [C-]
  • Woven Entity: Two (Enid) - jazz
  • Wreckless Eric: Construction Time & Demolition (Southern Domestic) [04-06] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Wrekmeister Haronies: The Alone Rush (Thrill Jockey) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Jack Wright/Dylan van der Schyff: Two in the Bush (Whirrboom!) [04-15] - jazz
  • Lewis Wright: Duets (Signum) [04-06] - jazz
  • Wrong: Feel Great () [04-13]
  • Wstr: Identity Crisis (Hopeless) [08-31] - rock
  • Kris Wu: Antares (Interscope) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • 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 [*]
  • Wytch Hazel: II: Sojourn (Bad Omen) [07-13] - rock
  • Wyvern Lingo: Wyvern Lingo (Rubyworks) [02-23] - rock
  • Allie X: Super Sunset (Twin Music) [10-29] - pop
  • X-Altera: X-Altera (Ghostly International) [06-15] - electronic
  • The Xcerts: Hold on to Your Heart (Raygun) [01-19] - power pop [B]
  • Xenony: Polish Space Program (Instant Classic) [04-08] - hip-hop
  • XOR Gate: Conic Sections (Tresor) - electronica
  • XXXtentacion: ? (Best Vibes Forever) [03-16] - alt r&b
  • Miki Yamanaka: Miki (Cellar Live) [08-10] - jazz
  • Yamantaka//Sonic Titan: Dirt (Paper Bag) [03-23] - progressive rock
  • Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Yuko Yamaoka Plays the Music of Satoko Fujii (Libra -2CD) - jazz [**]
  • Yarn/Wire: Images of Duration (In Homage to Ellsworth Kelly) (Northern Spy) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • YBN Nahmir/YBN Almighty Jay/YBN Cordae: YBN: The Mixtape (self-released) [09-07] - hip-hop
  • Years & Years: Palo Santo (Polydor) [06-06] - synthpop [B]
  • The Yellowjackets: Raising Our Voice (Mack Avenue) [09-14] - jazz
  • 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
  • Yipes!: Yipes!!! (self-released) - power pop
  • Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On (Matador) [03-18] - shoegazing [**]
  • Yob: Our Raw Heart (Relapse) [06-08] - doom metal
  • Yokada: Stillness & Sirens (Disorder/Plugged) [08-12] - jazz
  • 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
  • Megumi Yonezawa/Masa Kamaguchi/Ken Kobayashi: Boundary (ESP-Disk) [03-23] - jazz
  • Thom Yorke: Suspiria [Music for the luca Guadagino Film] (XL) [10-26] - electronic
  • 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] - [**]
  • The Yossarians: Ambition Will Eat Itself (self-released) [08-09]
  • You Are Wolf: Keld (Firecrest)
  • Wes Youssi and the County Champs: Down Low (self-released) [01-29] - country
  • You Me at Six: VI (Underdog) [10-05] - alt/indie
  • Young Echo: Young Echo (self-released) [02-02]
  • Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) [03-09] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Young Galaxy: Down Time (self-released) [04-06] - synthpop
  • Young Gun Silver Fox: AM Waves (Go! Entertainment) [04-20]
  • Young Guv: 2 Sad 2 Funk (Night School) [03-09] - alt/indie
  • Young Jesus: The Whole Thing Is Just There (Saddle Creek) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • The Young Mothers: Morose (Self Sabotage) [06-22] - jazz
  • Young Nudy: Slimeball 3 (self-released) [08-07] - hip-hop
  • Young Romance: Don't Look (Banquet) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • Young Scum: Young Scum (self-released) [07-06] - indie pop
  • Young Thug: Slime Language (Young Stoner Life/300 Entertainment) [08-17] - trap rap
  • Young Thug: On the Rvn (300 Entertainment/Atl) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Conner Youngblood: Cheyenne (Counter) [08-17] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Younger: Night Milk (self-released) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Richard Youngs: Belief (O Genesis) [03-02] - alt/indie
  • Youssoupha: Polaroid Experience (Bomaye Musik) [09-28] - African rap
  • Youth Man: Five Songs (Alcopop! -EP) [06-29] - alt/indie
  • Yovel: [Hide'tu] (self-released) [04-01] - black metal
  • Yowler: Black Dog in My Path (Double Whammy) [10-12] - alt/indie
  • Yung Hurn: 1220 (Live From Earth) [05-04] - hip-hop
  • Yungblud: 21st Century Liability (Locomotion/Geffen) [07-06] - alt/indie
  • Yuno: Noodle (Sub Pop) [06-15] - indie pop
  • Lechuga Zafiro: Testigo (NAAFI) [08-16] - electronic
  • Peter Zak Quartet Featuring Marcos Varela: One Mind (Fresh Sound New Talent) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Flavio Zanuttini Opacipapa: Born Baby Born (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Malena Zavala: Aliso (Yucatan) [04-13] - alt/indie
  • Z-Country Paradise: Live in Lisbon (Leo) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Brandy Zdan: Secretear (Tallest Man)
  • Zeal and Ardor: Stranger Fruit (MVKA) [06-08] - avant metal [*]
  • Thalia Zedek Band: Fighting Season (self-released) [09-21] - alt/indie
  • Renata Zeiguer: Old Ghost (Northern Spy) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Denny Zeitlin/Buster Williams/Matt Wilson: Wishing on the Moon (Sunnyside) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Miguel Zenon: Yo Soy La Tradicion (Miel Music) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wei Zhongle: The Operators (Self Sabotage) [02-16] - alt/indie
  • Zhu: Ringos Desert (Mind of a Genius) [04-26] - electronic
  • Pablo Ziegler Trio: Jazz Tango (Zoho) - jazz
  • ZillaKami & SosMula: City Morgue Vol 1: Hell or High Water (Republic) [10-12] - hip-hop
  • Patrick Zimmerli Quartet: Clockworks (Songlines) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Ratko Zjaca: Life on Earth (In+Out) - jazz
  • ZKKP: 12354 (Cerveny Kun) - jazz
  • Zmatsutsi: Hooked Up (Macadam Mambo) [07-15] - electronic
  • Zoe: Aztlan (Universal) [04-18] - Latin
  • Zola Jesus: Okovi: Additions (Sacred Bones) [04-06] - glitch pop
  • Zomes: The First Stone (Near Unison) [05-18] - electronic
  • Zoom: Helium Octipede (Lotuspool) [10-05] - rock
  • 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
  • Zuli: Terminal (UIQ) [11-02] - electronic
  • 1800 Seconds: Curated by Pusha T (Mass Appeal) [12-07] - hip-hop
  • Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) [02-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Chicago Plays the Stones (Raisin Music) [09-14]
  • 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 [***]
  • The Action: Shadows and Reflections: Complete Recordings 1964-1968 (Grapefruit -4CD) [10-26] - rock
  • Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979, Odion Livingstone) [07-29] - afrobeat [**]
  • Michael Adkins Quartet: Flaneur (Hatology) [01-00] - jazz
  • Rikk Agnew: All by Myself (1982, Frontier -17) [2017-00-00] - punk
  • Tohru Aizawa Quartet: Tachibana Vol 1 (1975, BBE) [07-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Jan Akkerman: The Complete Jan Akkerman (Red Bullet -26CD) [07-20] - jazz
  • Erik Andresen Quartet: GIP (Afro7) [11-13] - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: Pops Is Tops: The Complete Verve Studio Albums and More (1957, Verve, 4CD) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Louis Armstrong: Sparks Nevada 1964! (Dot Time) [06-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: Live in Berlin (1979, ITM Archives -2CD) [04-23] - jazz
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (ECM) [11-30] - 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
  • Badfinger: Wish You Were Here [Expanded Edition] (Real Gone) [11-30] - rock
  • Choi Sun Bae Quartet: Arirang Fantasy (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • The Band: Music From Big Pink [50th Anniversary] (Capitol) [08-31] - rock
  • The Bangles/The Three O'Clock/The Dream Syndicate/Rain Parade: 3 x 4 (Yep Roc) [11-23] - psychedelic rock
  • Imamu Amiri Baraka: It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music (1972, Motown) - jazz [***]
  • Barry & the Remains: Live 1969 (Sundazed) [01-12] - rock
  • Basa Basa: Homowo (1978-79, Vintage Voudou) [02-13] - African
  • Count Basie/Lester Young: Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie and Lester Young Studio Sessions (Mosaic -8CD -16) - jazz
  • The Beatles: The Beatles [Super Deluxe Edition] (UMC -6CD) [11-09] - classic rock
  • Derek Bailey/Evan Parker: The London Concert (1975, Otoroku) [05-00] - jazz
  • Derek Bailey & Company: Klinker (2000, Confront) [03-14] - jazz [B]
  • Derek Bailey/Jamie Muir: Dart Drug (1981, Honest Jon's) [06-00] - jazz
  • Chet Baker: Live in London Volume II (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Robbie Basho: Live in Forli Italy 1982 (Obsolete/ESP-Disk) [04-00] - 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
  • 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
  • The Beta Band: The Three EPs [20th Century Remaster] (Because Music)
  • Deben Bhattacharya: Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road (Sublime Frequencies -4CD) [11-02] - Indian
  • Jess Sa Bi & Peter One: Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [08-17] - Africa
  • Big Brother & the Holding Company: Sex Dope & Cheap Thrills (Legacy) [11-30] - rock
  • Big Star: Live at Lafayette's Music Room Memphis TN (Omnivore) [01-12] - rock [*]
  • Biosphere: The Hilvarenbeek Recordings (Biophon)
  • Paul Bley Trio: Bremen '66 (1966, Hi Hat) [05-00] - jazz
  • Prof Harold Boggs: Lord Give Me Strength: Early Recordings 1952 to 1964 (Gospel Friend) [07-20] - gospel
  • Bonga: Angola 72 (Lusafrica) - African
  • Bow Wow Wow: Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984 (Cherry Red -3CD) [05-25]
  • David Bowie: Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78 (Parlophone) [04-28] - art rock
  • David Bowie: Live Santa Monica '72 (Parlophone -16) [--2016]
  • David Bowie: Loving the Alien (Rhino) [10-12]
  • Boyracer: Fling Yr Bonnet Over the Windmill (Emotional Response) - indie rock
  • Alan Braufman: Valley of Search (1975, Valley of Search) [06-29] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House) [03-02] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • Billy Bremner: Singled Out (RPM) [10-26] - rock
  • Peter Brotzmann Octet: Machine Gun (1968, Cien Fuegos) [04-27] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann Octet: Machine Gun: Alternate Takes (1968, Cien Fuegos) [04-27] - jazz
  • James Brown & the Famous Flames: The Federal & King Singles As and Bs 1956-61 (Acrobat -2CD) [05-04] - r&b [A-]
  • Marion Brown/Dave Burrell: Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981 (NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Lindsey Buckingham: Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham (Rhino [1-CD or Deluxe 3-CD]) [10-05]
  • Buffalo Springfield: What's That Sound? Complete Albums Collection (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-29] - country-rock
  • Kenny Burrell: A Generation Ago Today (1966-67, Verve) [01-25] - jazz [*]
  • Gary Burton: Take Another Look: A Career Retrospective (Mack Avenue) [11-02] - jazz
  • Kate Bush: Remastered Part I (Rhino -7CD) [11-16] - rock
  • Kate Bush: Remastered Part II (Rhino -11CD) [11-30] - rock
  • Camarao: The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974 (Analog Africa) [02-20] - African
  • Glen Campbell: Sings for the King (1965-67, UMe) [11-16]
  • Carbonas: Your Moral Superiors: Singles and Rarities (Goner) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Jean Carn: Don't Let It Go to Your Head: The Anthology (Soulmusic -2CD) [06-22] - soul
  • John Carter & Bobby Bradford Quartet: Flight for Four (Flying Dutchman -14) [-2014] - jazz
  • Cause Co-Motion: It's Time (2008, Slumberland) - alt/idie
  • Cedric: Press Pause (Part One) (Headphone Commute)
  • A Certain Ratio: ACR: Set (1980-94, Mute) [10-12] - alt/indie [*]
  • Chandra: Transportation EPs (Telephone Explosion) [01-04-2019]
  • Don Cherry Trio: Studio 105 Paris 1967 (Hi Hat) - jazz
  • Don Cherry: Home Boy (Sister Out) (1985, Wewantsounds) - jazz [***]
  • Don Cherry: At Bracknell Jazz Festival (1986, Klimt) [03-26] - jazz
  • Chic: The Chic Organization 1977-1979 (Atlantic -5CD) [11-23] - r&b
  • Stella Chiweshe: Kasahwa: Early Singles (1974-83, Glitterbeat) [09-21] - African [**]
  • The Choir: Artifact: The Unreleased Album (Omnivore) [02-16] - rock
  • 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
  • Ornette Coleman: The Road to Free Jazz: The Early Years 1958-61 (Acrobat) [05-04] - jazz
  • Phil Collins: Plays Well With Others (Rhino) [09-28] - rock
  • Alice Coltrane: Lord of Lords (1972, Superior Viaduct) [08-03] - jazz [B- *]
  • Alice Coltrane: Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Brothers Studio Recordings (Real Gone) [09-07] - jazz
  • Alice Coltrane: Carnegie Hall '71 (Hi Hat) [05-04] - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (1963, Impulse) [06-29] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane: 1963: New Directions (Impulse!) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Cornell: Chris Cornell (A&M -4CD) [11-16]
  • Lol Coxhill/Raymond MacDonald: Morphometry (Glo-Spot) - jazz
  • The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We [25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (Island -4CD) [10-19]
  • Curlew: Live at the Knitting Factory 1991/Lie at DC Space (Cuneiform) [11-16] - jazz
  • Holger Czukay: Cinema (Gronland) [03-23]
  • Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Raga Yaman (Rudra Veena//Seattle//15 March 1986) (Ideologic Organ) [06-01] - Indian
  • Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani (Rudra Veena//Seattle//9 March 1986) (Ideologic Organ) [06-01] - Indian
  • Barbara Dane: Hot Jazz Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways -2CD) [02-16] - vocal
  • Dave Davies: Decade (Red River Entertainment) [10-12]
  • Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (Light in the Attic -16) [06-28-2016] - soul
  • Miles Davis: Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (State of Art) - jazz
  • Miles Davis: Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud [Deluxe] (Verve -2CD) [06-22] - jazz
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour [The Bootleg Series Vol 6] (Legacy) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Christoph De Babalon: If You're Into It I'm Out of It (1998, Cross Fade Enter Tainment [CFET]) [09-15] - electronic
  • Michel De Villers: Low Reed: Complete Small Group Sessions 1946-1956 (Fresh Sound) [02-12] - jazz
  • Dead Moon: Dead Moon: The Book (Mississippi) [09-03] - punk
  • Eumir Deodato/Os Catedraticos: Ataque (1965, Far Out) [12-07] - jazz
  • Jackie DeShannon: Stone Cold Soul: The Complete Capitol Recordings (Capitol) [03-02]
  • Detail [John Stevens/Johnny Mbizio Dyani/Frode Gjerstad]: Detail 83 (FMR) [05-00] - jazz
  • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 (Free Dirt) [09-21] - folk [**]
  • Walt Dickerson & Richard Davis: Divine Gemini (1978, SteepleChase -17) [11-15-2017] - jazz
  • Shams Dinn: Shams Dinn (Smiling C) [01-15] - Moroccan
  • Mickey Doherty: Garvan Hill (Cnuasach Bhealoideas Eireann)
  • Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD) [11-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Lee Dorsey: Night People: The Best of Lee Dorsey (Sunset Blvd -3CD) [11-16] - r&b
  • Double Dee & Steinski: Lesson 4: The Beat (self-released -EP) [10-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jean Dubuffet: Musical Experiences (1973, Cacophonic) - jazz
  • Dur Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) [09-14] - African [***]
  • The Durutti Column: Without Mercy (Factory Benelux)
  • Johnny Mbizo Dyani: African Bass Solo Concert: Willisau Jazz Festival 1978 (Sing a Song Fighter) [05-14] - jazz
  • Bob Dylan: Live 1982-1986: Rare Performance... (Columbia/Legacy) [07-27] - folk-rock
  • Bob Dylan: More Blood More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14 (Columbia/Legacy) [11-02] - singer-songwriter
  • Bokeh Edwards: Crack Mix 205 (Crack Magazine) [05-04] - electronic
  • Eliane Elias: Music From Man of La Mancha (Concord) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • 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 1966 (Storyville) [06-08] - jazz [B]
  • The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble: Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes 1972-1977 (Tompkins Square) [03-23]
  • EST: Retrospective: The Very Best of EST (ACT) - jazz
  • Dave Evans: The World in Between (Earth)
  • The Fabulous Poodles: Mirror Stars: The Complete Pye Recordings 1976-1980 (Cherry Red -3CD) [06-29]
  • Fairport Convention: A Tree With Roots: Fairport Convention and the Songs of Bob Dylan (UMC) [08-10] - folk
  • The Fall: Levitate [Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red) [06-08]
  • Falls: Unfinished and Unreleased Tracks 2015-2017 (self-released) [03-10]
  • Joe Farrell: Penny Arcade/Upon This Rock/Canned Funk (BGO -2CD) [07-27] - jazz
  • Fastball: All the Pain Money Can Buy (1998, Omnivore) [11-09]
  • Feeling Kreyol: Las Pale (Strut -EP) [11-30] - zouk [*]
  • Felt: The Pictorial Jackson Review (Cherry Red) [09-28]
  • Svein Finnerud Trio: Plastic Sun (1970, Odin) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (Verve) [04-20] - vocal
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert (1988, Verve) - vocal
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Cheek to Cheek (Verve) - jazz
  • Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano: The Hated Music () - jazz
  • The Flaming Lips: Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Rhino/Warner Bros) [06-01] - alt/indie
  • Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac [Deluxe Expanded Edition] (Rhino)
  • Fleetwood Mac: 50 Years: Don't Stop (1967-2013, Rhino -1/3CD) [11-16] - rock
  • Aretha Franklin: Atlantic Records 1960s Collection (Rhino/Atlantic) [12-07] - soul
  • Lefty Frizzell: An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings (Bear Family -20CD) [11-09] - country
  • Slim Gaillard: Groove Juice: The Norman Granz Recordings + More (Verve -2CD) [08-31] - jazz
  • Garbage: Version 2.0 [20th Anniversary Edition] (PIAS -2CD) [06-29] - rock
  • Erroll Garner: Nightconcert (1964, Mack Avenue) [07-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Ben Lamar Gay: 500 Chains (2013-14, International Anthem) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Lamar Gay: Grapes (2013-14, International Anthem) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Ben Lamar Gay/Edinho Gerber: Benjamin E Edinho (2011-13, International Anthem) [12-07] - jazz [*]
  • Asnake Gebreyes: Ahadu (Buda Musique) [06-05] - Ethiopian [***]
  • Bobbie Gentry: The Girl From Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters (Capitol -8CD) [10-12] - country
  • Michael Gibbs With the Gary Burton Quartet: Festival 69 (Turtle) - jazz
  • Mike Gibbs Band: Symphony Hall Birmingham 1991 (Dusk Fire) [05-18] - jazz
  • Don Gibson: Best of the Hickory Records Years (1970-1978) (Omnivore) [04-06] - country
  • The Gladiators: Symbol of Reality (1982, Omnivore) [04-20] - reggae [**]
  • The Glands: Double Coda (New West) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Espace Cardin 1977 (Elemental Music) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Dexter Gordon: Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Run Out Groove) [11-23] - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Grateful Dead/Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: The Best of the Grateful Dead Live (Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: Pacific Northwest '73-'74 (The Complete Recordings) (Rhino) - rock
  • Joanne Grauer: Introducing Lorraine Feather (1978, MPS) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Milford Graves: Babi (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz
  • Grant Green: Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's (Resonance) [05-25] - jazz
  • Grant Green: Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970) (Resonance) [05-25] - jazz
  • Vince Guaraldi: The Complete Warner Bros: Seven... (Omnivore) [07-06] - jazz
  • Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction [Super Deluxed Edition] (Geffen) [06-29] - rock
  • Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau: Long Ago and Far Away (2007, Impulse) - jazz [A-]
  • Kitsos Harisiadis: Lament in a Deep Style 1929-1931 (Third Man) [06-08] -
  • Beaver Harris-Don Pullen 360° Experience: A Well Kept Secret (1984, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Eddie Harris: Listen Here: The Very Best of Eddie Harris (Varese Sarabande) [05-04] - jazz
  • Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan (Ostinato) [05-25] -
  • 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 [**]
  • Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold as Love [Mono + Stereo SACD Hybrid] (Analogue Productions) - rock
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Experience Hendrix/Legacy -3CD) [11-09] - rock
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Heartsongs (Sunnyside) [07-20] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Hersch: Fred Hersch Trio '97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto) [12-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Chris Hillman: The Asylum Years (Omnivore)
  • The House of Love: The House of Love (Cherry Red)
  • Hunee: Hunchin' All Night (Rush Hour) [04-09] - electronic
  • Kang Tae Hwan: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Mariel Ito: 2000-2005 (R&S) [10-26] - electronic
  • 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 (1998, ECM, 2CD) [03-02] - jazz [**]
  • Keith Jarrett: La Fenice (2006, ECM -2CD) [10-19] - jazz [*]
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic [Oscar Peterson/Illinois Jacquet/Herb Ellis]: Blues in Chicago 1955 (Verve) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Joan Jett: Bad Reputation [Music From the Original Motion Picture] (Legacy) [09-28] - rock [A-]
  • Bunk Johnson: Rare & Unissued Masters Volume One (1943-1945) (American Music) [04-21] - jazz
  • George Jones & the Jones Boys: Live in Texas 1965 (Ace) - country
  • Hank Jones: In Copenhagen: Live at Jazzhus Slukefter 1983 (Storyville) [04-06] - jazz
  • Kamal Keila: Habibi Funk 008: Muslims and Christians (Habibi Funk) [07-06] - African
  • Steve Khan: Public Access/Headline/Crossings (BGO) - jazz
  • The Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society [Super Deluxe Edition] (Sanctuary) [10-26] - rock
  • 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 [**]
  • The Gene Krupa Quartet: Live 1966 (Dot Time Legends) [06-29] - jazz [*]
  • Ali Hassan Kuban: From Nubia to Cairo (1981, Piranha) [11-16] - Arabic
  • Fela Kuti: Box Set #4 (Knitting Factory -17) [12-15-2017] - afrobeat
  • Steve Lacy: Stamps (1979, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [04-00] - jazz
  • Steve Lacy/Yuji Takahasi/Takehisa Kosugi: 1975, Distant Voices (Aguirre) [05-16] - jazz
  • Guy Lafitte: His Tenor Sax & Orchestra 1954-1959 (Fresh Sound) [11-25] - jazz [***]
  • Guy Lafitte: Quartet & Sextet Sessions 1956-1962 (Fresh Sound) [11-25] - jazz [**]
  • Harold Land: A New Shade of Blue (We Want Sounds) - jazz
  • Laraaji: Vision Songs Vol 1 (Numero) [01-19] - ambient pop
  • John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Collection (Capitol) [10-12] - rock
  • Cheikh Lo: I (World Circuit) - African
  • Orlando Cachaito Lopez: Cachaito (World Circuit) - Latin
  • The Louvin Brothers: Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic) [09-28] - country [***]
  • Love: Forever Changes [50th Anniversary Edition] (Rhino/Warners/Elektra)
  • The Marked Men: On the Other Side (Dirtnap) [11-23] - alt/indie
  • Bob Marley: Kaya 40 (Island) - reggae
  • Denman Maroney/Leroy Jenkins/Rich O'Donnell: Unknown Unknowns (self-released) - jazz
  • 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
  • Nick Mason: Unattended Luggage (Rhino/Parlophone -3CD) [08-31]
  • Les Maxel's: Le Retour De Toto (1976, Atagana) [06-22] -
  • Cecil McBee: Mutima (1973, Everland Jazz) [03-15] - jazz
  • Tommy McCook & the Agrovators: Super Star/Disco Rockers (1977, Pressure Sounds) [02-00] - reggae [**]
  • Charlie McCoy: Real McCoy/Charlie McCoy/Good Time Charlie/Fastest Harp in the South (BGO -2CD) [01-01] - country
  • Dave McKenna: In Madison (1991, Arbors) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Jackie McLean Quartet: Montreal '88 (Hi Hat) [07-13] - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Nation Time (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-18] - jazz
  • Myra Melford: Life Carries Me This Way (2013, Firehouse 12) [11-02] - jazz
  • Misha Mengelberg/Peter Brotzmann/Evan Parker/Peter Bennink/Paul Rutherford/Derek Bailey/Han Bennink: Groupcomposing (1978, Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz
  • Metallica: And Justice for All [Remastered] (Rhino/Blackened -3CD) [11-02] - rock
  • Charles Mingus: Jazz in Detroit/Strata Concert Gallery/46 Selden (BBE) [11-02] - jazz
  • Charles Mingus: Live in Montreux 1975 (Eagle Rock Entertainment) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Sextet: Sound (Delmark) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Matthew Shipp: Accelerated Projection: Live at Sant'Anna Arresi (2005, RogueArt) [01-00] - jazz
  • Thelonioous Monk: Monk (1963, Gearbox) [09-28] - jazz [A-]
  • The Monochrome Set: Eligible Bachelors [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red -3CD) [03-16] - alt/indie
  • Wes Montgomery: In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording (Resonance) [01-26] - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: One Night in Italy (Resonance) - jazz
  • Frank Morgan/George Cables: Montreal Memories (1989, High Note) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Takeo Moriyama: East Plants (1983, BBE) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • Yuri Morozov: Strange Angels: Experimental & Electronic Music (Buried Treasure -17) [--2017] - electronic
  • Mott the Hoople: Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971 (Island) [11-09] - rock
  • Mu-Ziq: Challenge Me Foolish (Planet Mu) [04-13] - IDM
  • Zbigniew Namyslowski the Q: Open (1987, Warner Music Poland) [04-27] - jazz
  • Graham Nash: Over the Years . . . (Atlantic) [06-29]
  • Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson: The Haunt (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Willie Nelson: Things to Remember: The Pamper Demos (Real Gone MUsic) [07-13] - country
  • New Black Eagle Jazz Band: Goin' to New Orleans (Black Eagle) - jazz
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings: Complete Recordings 1922-1925 (Rivermont) [11-16] - jazz
  • Nocturnal Projections: Complete Studio Recordings (Dais) [04-27] - rock
  • Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms (1975, Strut) [09-21] - African [*]
  • Orchestre Abass: De Bassari Togo (1972, Analog Africa -EP) [12-14] - African [***]
  • Buck Owens: Country Singer's Prayer (Omnivore) [08-17] - country
  • Buck Owens & His Buckaroos: The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967-1970 (Omnivore) [05-11] - country
  • Pablo's Eye: Bardo for Pablo (Stroom) [06-25] - drum and bass
  • The Paranoid Style: Rock & Roll Just Can't Recall + 3 (Bar/None -EP) [08-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • 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
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Union Cafe (Erased Tapes -17)
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Vol 10: Toronto (1977, Widow's Taste -3CD) [11-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Permanent Green Light: Hallucinations (Omnivore) [10-19] - rock
  • The Persian Leaps: Pop That Goes Crunch (Land Ski) [10-12] - rock
  • Pet Shop Boys: Behaviour: Further Listening 1990-1991 (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
  • Tom Petty: An American Treasure (Reprise) [09-28] - heartland rock
  • 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 [***]
  • Pink Floyd: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn [Mono] (Columbia) - rock
  • Terry Pollard: A Detroit Jazz Legend (Fresh Sound) [02-12] - jazz
  • The Posies: Frosting on the Beater (Omnivore)
  • Power Trip: Opening Fire: 2008-2014 (Dark Operative) [04-27] - metal
  • Elvis Presley: '68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary Edition (RCA/Legacy -5CD) [11-30] - rock
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith With Sam Butera and the Witnesses: The Wildest Show at Tahoe (1957, Vinyl Lovers) - jazz
  • Prince: Anthology: 1995-2010 (NPG/Legacy) [08-17] - r&b
  • Prince: Piano and a Microphone 1983 (NPG/Warner Bros) [09-21] - r&b [B]
  • John Prine: Live in Asheville '86 (Oh Boy -16) [10-24-2016] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Procol Harum: Still There'll Be More: An Anthology 1967-2017 (Esoteric) [03-23] - rock
  • Procol Harum: Exotic Birds and Fruit (1974, Cherry Red -3CD)
  • Professor Rhythm: Professor 3 (1991, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) [06-01] - African [A-]
  • Public Image Ltd: The Public Image Is Rotten: Songs From the Heart (Virgin -7CD) [07-20] - post-punk
  • 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 1973 (Modern Harmonic -2CD) [04-23] - 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 [A-]
  • Sun Ra: Janus (1963-70, ORG Music) [01-29] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams (Strut) [03-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun Ra: Of Mythic Worlds (1978-79, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [03-20] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-16] - jazz [B]
  • Sun Ra: Standards (ORG Music) [04-21] - 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, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [02-09] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: 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
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Sun Ra With Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold: Judson Hall New York Dec 31 1964 (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [11-14] - jazz [**]
  • Eliane Radigue: Oeuvres Electroniques (INA-GRM) [11-05] - electronic
  • Otis Redding: Dock of the Bay Sessions (Rhino) [05-18] - soul [***]
  • Jerry Reed: Jerry Red xplores Guitar Country/Cookin'/Georgia Sunshine/Me & Jerry (BGO -2CD) [08-31] - country
  • REM: REM at the BBC (Craft -2/8CD) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • John Renbourn: Live in Kyoto 1979 (Drag City) [06-22] - British folk
  • Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet: The Complete Lansdowne Recordings 1965-1969 (Jazzman) [11-23] - jazz
  • The Residents: The Third Reich 'n Roll: pREServed Edition (Cryptic Corp)
  • Thee Revelators: In Which the Revelators Perform Live Renditions of Selections From the Billy Childish Songbook (Crypt) [01-25] - garage punk
  • Happy Rhodes: Ectotrophia (Numero) [07-06] - alt pop
  • Charlie Rich: Too Many Teardrops: The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings (Ace) [01-19] - country
  • Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks: 15 Years Edition (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-11]
  • Howard Riley: Live in the USA (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [A]
  • Roce: Par Les Damnees De La Terre: Des Voix De Luttes 1969-1989 (Hors Cadres) [11-02] -
  • Sonny Rollins: Way Out West [Deluxe Edition] (Craft) [01-27] - jazz [A]
  • Rose Garden: Trip Through the Rose Garden (Omnivore) [06-15] - pop/rock
  • Roxy Music: Roxy Music [Deluxe/Super-Deluxe Editions] (Virgin -2/3CD) [02-02] - glam rock
  • Luther Russell: Selective Memories: An Anthology (Hanky Panky) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Paul Rutherford/Ken Vandermark/Torsten Muller/Dylan van der Schyff: Are We in Diego? (2004, Whirrboom) [06-10] - 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
  • The Scientists: The Scientists EP (Numero Group)
  • The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr: Jazz Jazz Jazz (Habibi Funk) [11-09] -
  • Bob Seger & the Last Heard: Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967 (Abkco) [09-07]
  • Jack Sels: Minor Works (SDBAN) [08-31] - jazz
  • Jesse Sharps Quintet & PAPA: Sharps and Flats (2004, Outernational Sounds) - jazz [***]
  • Woody Shaw: Tokyo '81 (Elemental Music) [06-29] - jazz [**]
  • Woody Shaw: Live in Bremen 1983 (Elemental Music) [10-26] - 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 1973-1978 (Cherry Red -3CD) [08-31] - power pop
  • Ben Sidran: Ben There Done That (Go Jazz) [11-28] - jazz
  • Judee Sill: Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Run Out Groove) [04-06]
  • Joe Simon: Step by Step: The Complete Pop Hits (Real Gone Music) - soul
  • Nina Simone: The Colpix Singles (Stateside -2CD) - jazz
  • Nina Simone: Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles (Bethlehem) [02-09] - jazz
  • Frank Sinatra: Sings for Only the Lonely [60th Anniversary Edition] (Capitol -2CD) [10-19] - vocal jazz
  • Keely Smith: Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (Real Gone Music) [06-01] - vocal
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation (1994, NoBusiness) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • The Spinanes: Manos (Merge) [12-07]
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: The Roxy July 7, 1978 (self-released) - rock
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: No Nukes 1979 (self-released) - rock
  • Stereolab: Switched On Volumes 1-3 (Duophonic -4CD) [09-28] - electronic
  • Stevens & Foster: What Would I Have (If I Didn't Have You) (Everland) [04-15]
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots (03-16) [03-16] - alt/indie
  • Joe Strummer: 001 (Ignition -2CD) [09-26] - post-punk [**]
  • Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs and Instrumentals From the Egyptian '60s (Radio Martiko) [09-07] - Arabic
  • Super Furry Animals: At the BBC (Strangetown) [11-23] - 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 [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions (Black Satin) [06-10] - jazz
  • Television Personalities: Beautiful Despair (Fire) [01-26]
  • Nino Tempo: Purveyor of Balladry: The Best of Nino Tempo on Atlantic (Omnivore) [04-13]
  • Terry Vs Tori: Terry Vs Tori EP (Box Bedroom Rebels) - pop
  • Thing: Thing (1972, Cultures of Soul) [10-26] - jazz
  • Third Ear Band: Elements 1970-1971 (Esoteric)
  • This Heat: Repeat/Metal (Light in the Attic) [08-03]
  • Fred Thomas: Aftering (Polyvinyl) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Ralph Thomas: Eastern Standard Time (1980, BBE) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • The Times: This Is London (Tapete) [02-02] - new wave
  • David Toop + Paul Burwell: Suttle Sculpture (1977, Logos/Sub Rosa) [01-00] - jazz
  • Ali Farka Toure: The Source (1983, World Circuit) [03-30] - African
  • Pete Townshend: Who Came First [45th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (Uniersal -2CD) [04-30] - rock
  • 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 [***]
  • Vainqueur: Reductions 1995-1997 (Scion)
  • Fred Ventura: Future Unknown: The Lost House Trax 1988-1992 (Mannequin) [03-09] - electronic
  • The Verboden Boys (Belfast Chapter): Band From Reality: The Complete Demos (Doggy Bag)
  • Tom Verlaine: Cover (Wounded Bird) - new wave
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbah/Aki Takase: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Vulgar Boatmen: You and Your Sister (Time Change)
  • 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 [***]
  • Hedy West: From Grandmaw and Me (Fledg'ling)
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band: The Last Night at the Old Place (Cadillac) [05-25] - jazz
  • Randy Weston: Sound (2001, African Rhythms) [02-14] - jazz
  • The Who: Live at the Fillmore East 1968 (MCA) [04-20] - rock
  • Sonny Boy Williamson: The Complete Trumpet Ace and Checker Singles 1951-62 (Acrobat) - blues
  • Teddy Wilson: Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-42 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • Wire: Pink Flag [Deluxe Edition] (Pink Flag -2CD) [05-25] - rock
  • Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years 1970-1991 (Madfish Music)
  • The Wolfhounds: Hands in the Till: The Complete John Peel Sessions (A Turntable Friend) [08-10] - alt/indie
  • Asnakech Worku: Asnakech (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [11-16] - African
  • Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes (Atlantic) [06-22] - prog rock
  • La Monte Young/Marian Zazeela: The Well-Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights (Just Dreams) - classical
  • Neil Young: Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live (1973, Reprise) [04-24] - rock [A-]
  • Neil Young: Songs for Judy (1976, Reprise) [11-30] - rock [**]
  • Frank Zappa: The Roxy Performances (Zappa) [02-02] - rock
  • Zuider Zee: Zeenith (Light in the Attic) [06-08] - rock
  • 15 Years of the Bunker (The Bunker New York) [02-16] - techno
  • 23 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920's Vol 16 (Blues Images) [10-00] - blues
  • A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper (Impulse) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • African Scream Contest 2 (Analog Africa) [05-18] - African [***]
  • Air Texture Volume VI (Air Texture) [10-05] - electronic
  • Amarcord Nino Rota (1981, Corbett vs Dempsey) [07-27] - jazz
  • American Folk [Original Soundtrack] () - folk
  • Antilles Mechant Bateau (Born Bad) [09-21] -
  • Art of the Uncarved Block Winter Compilation (Art of the Uncarved Block) [03-03]
  • Bach 333: The New Complete Edition (Deutsche Grammophon -222CD) [10-26] - classical
  • Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground (Numero Group) [09-14] - rock
  • The Beginning of the End: The Existential Psychodrama in Country Music 1956 to 1972 (Omni) [05-18] - country
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: State of the Union: The American Dream in Crisis 1967-1973 (Ace) [11-02]
  • Canadian Composers Series Part II (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • C89 (Cherry Red) [07-27] - pop/rock
  • Calm Waters Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas: A Whaling City Sampler (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [B]
  • Johnny Cash: Forever Words (Columbia) [04-06]
  • Chicago Plays the Stones (Raisin Music) [09-14] - blues
  • Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973 (Grapefruit -3CD) [12-07]
  • Confessin' the Blues (BMG) [11-09] - blues
  • The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (Craft -5CD) [11-16] - jazz
  • Nicola Conte Presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS (MPS) [09-21] - jazz
  • The Contempo Story 1973-1977: The Original Home of Soul (Cherry Red -3CD) [08-24] - r&b
  • Destination (Fellside)
  • Disco Not Disco (Strut -08) - electronic
  • Discophilia Belgica: Next-door-disco & Local Spacemusic From Belgium 1975-1987 (Sdban) [11-16]
  • Discovery Festival 2017: Channel (Weekertoft) - jazz
  • Disques Debs International Vol 1: An Island Story: Biguine Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972 (Strut) [06-29] -
  • Don't Mess With Cupid 'Cause Cupid Ain't Stupid (Trip) [07-20] - electronic
  • Dr Demento Covered in Punk (Demented Punk) [01-12]
  • Ernesto Chahoud Presents Taitu: Soul-Fueled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia (BBE) [02-1l6] - African
  • Fame Northern Soul (Kent) [11-30] - r&b
  • Feelin' Right Saturday Night: The Ric & Ron Anthology (Craft) [12-07] - r&b
  • Field Recordings From the Sahel (Sahel Sounds) [02-21] - African
  • For Disco Only: Indie... (Craft) [08-24] - disco
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!! And Rights!! (FOLC) [03-08] - rock [A-]
  • Norman Granz: The Founder (Verve -4CD) [12-07] - jazz
  • The Greatest Showman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Atlantic -17) [12-08-2017] - pop
  • Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (Soundway) [03-09] - South Africa [**]
  • Harmony in My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81 (Cherry Red -3CD) [11-02] - rock
  • Heads Records: South African Disco-Dub Edits (Soundway -EP) [05-11] - African
  • Hillbillies in Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974): The Resurrection (Omni) [03-16] - country
  • Hillbillies in Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974): The Rapture (Omni) [11-02] - country
  • Hillbillies in Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974): Volume 777 (Omni) [08-17] - country
  • Illuminations II (The New Year 2018 Charity Compilation) (Dronarium) [01-05] - electronic
  • I'm Not Here to Hunt Rabbits (Piranha) [04-27] - African [A-]
  • In Death's Dream Kingdom (Houndstooth) [01-26] - ambient
  • Interferencias Vol 1: Spanish Synthwave 1980-1989 (Munster -17) [12-29-2017] - electronic
  • Innerpeace: Rare Spiritual Funk and Jazz Gems (Wewantsounds) - jazz
  • Insecure: Music From the HBO Original Series Season 3 (RCA) [09-21]
  • J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 (BBE) [02-23] - jazz [A-]
  • King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (BMG) [08-31] - country [**]
  • Kulor 001 (Kulor) [10-11] - electronic
  • La Contra Ola (Bongo Joe) [02-02] - post-punk
  • Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (Dust-to-Digital) [06-15] - African
  • Make Mine Mondo! (Ace) [07-06] - rock [B]
  • Music City Blues & Rhythm (Ace) [07-27] - blues
  • Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection (Studio One) [06-08] - reggae
  • Ocora: Le Monde Des Musiques Traditionnelles (Ocora) - world
  • Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94) (Soundway) [07-06] - Brazil [**]
  • Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s (Legacy) [05-18] - country [**]
  • 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-]
  • The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic -6CD) - jazz
  • Self-Salvation (Genome 6.66 Mbp) [02-23]
  • Sick Music 2018 (Hospital) [01-26] - electronic
  • Small Island Big Sound (self-released) [06-23] - world
  • Soul of a Nation: Jazz Is the Teacher/Funk Is the Preacher (1969-75, Soul Jazz) [11-23] - jazz [***]
  • Star: Season 3 [Official Soundtrack] (self-released) [11-23]
  • Stax '68: A Memphis Story (Craft -5CD) [10-19] - soul
  • Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James (Sylvan Songs) [01-26] - blues
  • Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group -3CD) [05-25] - jazz
  • Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label (Numero) [08-17] - rock & roll
  • Texas Cotton [Original Soundtrack] (Texas Cotton) [11-16] - country
  • The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo (1963-1974) (Craft) [03-23] - folk
  • Travailler C'est Trop Dur: The Lyrical Legacy of Caesar Vincent (Swallow) [10-12] - Cajun [*]
  • Twentieth Annual Southern Music Issue: Featuring North Carolina (Oxford American) - soul/gospel/country/blues/bluegrass
  • JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht (Strut) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato) [09-14] - African
  • Typical Girls Volume Four (Emotional Rescue) [03-02] - rock
  • Un Mundo Raro: Las Canciones De Jose Alfredo Jiminez (Warner Music Mexico) [02-09] - Latin
  • Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music (Anthology) [11-09]
  • Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991 (Music From Memory) [03-31] - art pop
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris (Dust-to-Digital) [06-01] - blues
  • Waystation Compilation: Sequence I (Nostro Hood System) [02-02] - reggaeton
  • We Out Here (Brownswood) [02-09] - jazz [*]
  • Winds of Time: New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985 (HNE -3CD) [07-06] - metal
  • XLR8R+003 ()
  • Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees) [02-23] -

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 3299
  • Priority 2: 528
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 864
  • Priority 5: 337

Total: 5028

Grade Counts

  • A : 6
  • A- : 149
  • *** : 240
  • ** : 347
  • * : 283
  • B : 140
  • B- : 26
  • C+ : 5
  • C : 2
  • C- : 1
  • D+ : 1
  • B- * : 1

Total: 1201