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

  • 3hattrio: Lord of the Desert (Okehdokee) [02-22] - folk [**]
  • 6lack: East Atlanta Love Letter (LVRN) [ 09-14] - r&b [***]
  • 10^32K: The Law of Vibration (self-released) [11-20] - jazz [**]
  • 21 Savage: I Am > I Was (Slaughter Gang/Epic) [12-21] - hip-hop
  • 700 Bliss: Spa 700 (Halcyon Veil/Don Giovanni -EP) [02-23] - experimental hip hop [**]
  • The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Polydor) [11-30] - alt/indie [B]
  • AAL (Against All Logic): 2012-2017 (Other People) [02-17] - deep house [***]
  • Juhani Aaltonen/Raoul Bjorkenheim: Awakening (Eclipse) [03-30] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Abbs & Frequency Response: Hawthorne (Engine Studios) [09-07] - jazz [***]
  • Abhi the Nomad: Marbled (Tommy Boy) [02-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ace of Cups: Ace of Cups (High Moon) [11-09] - rock [B]
  • Aceyalone & DJ Fat Jack: 43rd & Excellence (That Kind of Music) [01-30] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: An Angel Fell (Strut) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Belle Adair: Tuscumbia (Single Lock) [01-19] - rock
  • Stefan Aeby Trio: The London Concert (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [***]
  • Gregory Agid Quartet: Jamz (Bubble Bath) - jazz
  • Aguanko: Pattern Recognition (Aguanko) - jazz [**]
  • Cyrille Aimee: Live (Mack Avenue) [06-22] - jazz [**]
  • David Ake: Humanities (Posi-Tone) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest (Blue Note) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Howard Alden/Marty Krystall/Buell Neidlinger: The Happenings: Music of Herbie Nichols (K2B2 -17) [12-28-2017] - jazz
  • Joey Alexander: Eclipse (Motema) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet: To Those Who Walked Before Us (Jazz Och Solidaritet) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • JD Allen: Love Stone (Savant) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) [06-08] - pop [A-]
  • Ben Allison/Steve Cardenas/Ted Nash: Quiet Revolution (Sonic Camera) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • 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-]
  • Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones) [03-30] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • American Aquarium: Things Change (New West) [06-01] - alt country [***]
  • AMM: An Unintended Legacy (Matchless -3CD) [05-00] - jazz
  • Amnesia Scanner: Another Life (PAN) [09-07] - deconstructed club [*]
  • Amu: Weave (Libra) - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Angles 3: Parede (Clean Feed) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Angry: One (JMI) [09-18] - jazz
  • Anguish: Anguish (RareNoise) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • Lotte Anker/Pat Thomas/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Stale Liavik Solberg: His Flight's at Ten (Iluso) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Anschell: Shifting Standards (Origin) [05-18] - jazz [***]
  • Tucker Antell: Grime Scene (OA2) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Anteloper: Kudu (International Anthem) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Aphex Twin: Collapse EP (Warp -EP) [09-14] - electronic [***]
  • Apolo: Live in Stockholm (Joyful Noise) [04-18] - alt/indie
  • 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 [***]
  • Julian Arguelles: Tonadas (Edition) [07-20] - jazz [**]
  • Armand Hammer: Paraffin (Backwoodz Studioz) [08-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joe Armon-Jones: Starting Today (Brownswood) [05-04] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • As Is Featuring Alan & Stacey Schulman: Here's to Life (self-released) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • Asleep at the Wheel: New Routes (Bismeaux) [09-14] - country [*]
  • Dem Atlas: Bad Actress (Rhymesayers) [10-19] - hip-hop [B]
  • Atomic: Pet Variations (Odin) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • August Greene: August Greene (Fat Beats) [03-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tiffany Austin: Unbroken (Con Alma) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Atmosphere: Mi Vida Local (Rhymesayers) [10-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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
  • Danny Bacher: Still Happy (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (Legbreaker) [01-19] - jazz
  • Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble: The Rock & the Redemption (RMI) [07-20] - jazz
  • Dmitry Baevsky/Jeb Patton: We Two (Jazz & People) [09-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Alice Bag: Blueprint (Don Giovanni) [03-23] - rock [*]
  • John Bailey: In Real Time (Summit) [06-22] - jazz [**]
  • Duck Baker: Plays Monk (Triple Point) [03-23] - jazz
  • Jeff Baker: Phrases (OA2) - jazz [B]
  • Bob Baldori/Arthur Migliazza: The Boogie Kings: Disturbing the Peace (Blujazz/Spirit) - 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 [*]
  • Dave Ballou and BeepHonk: The Windup (Clean Feed) [07-18] - jazz [**]
  • Baloji: 137 Avenue Kaniama (Bella Union) [03-23] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Balto!: Taco Cat Poops (self-released -EP) [08-11] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Balvig 6-tet: Music for Humans (AMP) [04-06] - jazz
  • J Balvin: Vibras (Universal Latino) [05-25] - Latin pop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kenny Barron Quintet: Concentric Circles (Blue Note) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Bruce Barth: Sunday (Blau) [03-02] - jazz [**]
  • Nik Bartsch's Ronin: Awase (ECM) [05-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Batagraf: Delights of Decay (Jazzland) [02-02] - jazz
  • Jon Batiste: Hollywood Africans (Verve) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • Jamie Baum Septet+: Bridges (Sunnyside) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Beach House: 7 (Sub Pop) [05-11] - dream pop [**]
  • Beak>: >>> (Temporary Residence) [09-21] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Stefan Bellnas: Podunk (Country & Eastern) [11-03] - jazz
  • Belly: Dove (Belly Touring) [05-04] - alt rock
  • Ben Bennett/Zach Darrup/Jack Wright: Never (Palliative -18) [2018-12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Bennett Group: We Are the Orchestra (Manhattan Daylight Media) [09-07] - jazz [B]
  • Heather Bennett: Lazy Afternoon (Summit) [02-09] - jazz [B]
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay (Verve/Columbia) [09-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Han Bennink/Steve Noble/Alexander Hawkins: 11.8.17 (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Adam Berenson/Scott Barnum/Eric Hofbauer: Introverted Cultures (Dream Play) [11-24] - jazz
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: Angel Dusk (Screwgun) [03-31] - jazz
  • 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
  • Berry: Everything Compromised (Joyful Noise) [01-12] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Lea Bertucci: Metal Aether (NNA Tapes) [02-09] - jazz
  • Mica Bethea Big Band: Suite Theory (self-released) [03-01] - jazz
  • The Beths: Future Me Hates Me (Carpark) [08-10] - indie rock [*]
  • 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 Bold Back Bone: Emerge (Wide Ear) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Big Freedia: 3rd Ward Bounce (Asylum Worldwide -EP) [06-01] [B]
  • Big Heart Machine: Big Heart Machine (self-released) [08-24] - jazz [B]
  • Big Ups: Two Parts Together (Exploding in Sound) [05-18] - noise rock
  • Binker and Moses: Alive in the East? (Gearbox) [06-22] - jazz [A-]
  • David Binney: Here & Now (Mythology) [07-09] - jazz [B-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio: Something Smells Funny (Alligator) [07-13] - blues
  • Andy Biskin: 16 Tons: Songs From the Alan Lomax Collection (Andorfin) [06-27] - jazz [**]
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Armor of Pride (HighNote) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Black Foxxes: Reiði (Spinefarm) [03-16] - alt rock [B]
  • Black Spirituals: Black Access/Black Axes (Sige) [08-24] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Terence Blanchard: Live (Blue Note) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Dan Block: Block Party: A Saint Louis Connection (Miles High) - jazz [***]
  • Blood Orange: Negro Swan (Domino) [08-24] [**]
  • Blueprint: Two-Headed Monster (Weightless) [05-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Bokante and Metropole Orkest: What Heat (Real World) [09-28] - world
  • Bombino: Deran (Partisan) [05-18] - African [***]
  • Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (Fat Possum) [06-08] - psychedelic soul [B-]
  • Benjamin Boone/Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz (Origin) [03-16] - jazz [A-]
  • The Bottle Rockets: Bit Logic (Bloodshot) [10-12] - alt country [*]
  • Boy Azooga: 1 2 Kung Fu! (Heavenly) [06-08] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Craig Brann: Lineage (SteepleChase) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes (Def Jam) [03-23] - r&b [**]
  • Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist: Together (Summit) [08-24] - jazz [***]
  • The Breeders: All Nerve (4AD) [03-02] - alt rock [*]
  • Leon Bridges: Good Thing (Columbia) [05-04] - soul [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Magnus Broo Trio: Rules (Moserobie) [09-26] - jazz [**]
  • Owen Broder: Heritage: The American Roots Project (ArtistShare) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Brom: Sunstroke (Trost) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Action Bronson: White Bronco (Empire) [11-01] - hip-hop
  • Bobby Broom & the Organi-sation: Soul Fingers (MRi) [10-12] - jazz [B]
  • Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (EMI Nashville) [04-20] - country [B]
  • 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]
  • Justin Brown: Nyeusi (Biophilia) [06-29] - jazz [B-]
  • Sheldon Brown Group: Blood of the Air (Edgetone) [12-11] - jazz [*]
  • Bruce: Sonder Somatic (Hessle Audio) [10-26] - electronic [**]
  • Andrew Bryant: Ain't It Like the Cosmos (Last Chance) [03-09] - rock
  • BTS: Love Yourself: Tear (Big Hit) [05-18] - K-pop [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Greg Burk: The Detroit Songbook (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Burna Boy: Outside (Atlantic) [01-26] - reggae [*]
  • Busdriver: Electricity Is on Our Side (Temporary Forever) [06-08] - hip hop [B-]
  • Butcher Brown: Camden Session (Gearbox) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Butler & Ralph Carney: Songs for Unsung Holidays (Smog Veil) [09-07]
  • Jonathan Butler: Close to You (Mack Avenue) [08-24] - jazz [C+]
  • Chris Byars: New York City Jazz (SteepleChase) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) [03-09] - art pop [B]
  • Don Byron/Aruan Ortiz: Random Dances and (A)tonalities (Impakt) [10-19] - jazz [***]
  • Francesco Cafiso: We Play for Tips (Eflat) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Camila Cabello: Camila (Syco/Epic) [01-12] - r&b [**]
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: We Must Mustn't We (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Camp Cope: How to Socialise & Make Friends (Run for Cover) [03-02] - indie rock [***]
  • Carla Campopiano Trio: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections (self-released) [12-07] - jazz [B]
  • Rodrigo Campos: 9 Sambas (YB Music) [08-03] - samba
  • Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Matador) [02-16] - indie rock [***]
  • Harley Card: The Greatest Invention (self-released) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Mariah Carey: Caution (Epic) [11-16] - r&b [B]
  • Brandi Carlile: By the Way I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [02-16] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Dustin Carlson: Air Ceremony (Out of Your Head) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Dillon Carmichael: Hell on an Angel (Riser House) [10-26] - country [*]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Beyond Dimensions (FMR) - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/John Edwards: Elements (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • 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) [07-20] - jazz [B]
  • The Carters: Everything Is Love (Parkwood/Roc Nation) [06-16] - r&b [***]
  • Playboi Carti: Die Lit (AWGE) [05-11] - hip hop [*]
  • Neko Case: Hell-On (Anti-) [06-01] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything (Blue Note) [11-02] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Lynn Cassiers: Imaginary Band (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Caleb Caudle: Crushed Coins (Cornelius Chapel) [02-23] - country
  • Dan Cavanaugh/Dave Hagedorn: 20 Years (UT Arlington) - jazz [*]
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter: Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic) [03-23] - electronic [**]
  • Guillermo Celano/Jachim Badenhorst/Marcos Baggiani: Lili & Marleen (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [**]
  • Ceramic Dog [Marc Ribot]: YRU Still Here? (Northern Spy) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Brian Charette/George Coleman: Groovin' With Big G (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [***]
  • Annie Chen Octet: Secret Treetop (Shanghai Audio & Video) [11-02] - jazz [B]
  • Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics (Smalltown supersound/Awal) [10-19] - art pop [***]
  • Chesterfield: Consuelo (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz [B]
  • Chicago Edge Ensemble: Insidious Anthem (Trost) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Chicago Farmer: Quarter Past Tonight (self-released) [08-02] - alt/indie
  • Tyler Childers: Live on Red Barn Radio I & II (2013-14, Hickman Holler -EP) [06-29] - country [***]
  • Lando Chill: Black Ego (Mello Music Group) [10-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • The Chills: Snow Bound (Fire) [09-14] - rock [**]
  • Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood/Columbia) [03-23] - r&b [**]
  • Christine and the Queens: Chris (Because) [09-21] - synthpop [**]
  • Chrome Hill: The Explorer (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Chromeo: Head Over Heels (Last Gang) [06-15] - pop [A-]
  • Eric Church: Desperate Man (EMI Nashville) [10-05] - country [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba: Routes (Twelve/Eight) [06-29] - African [A-]
  • City Girls: Period (Quality Control) [05-11] - hip-hop [B]
  • City Girls: Girl Code (Quality Control) [11-16] - hip-hop [B]
  • Mike Clark & Delbert Bump: Retro Report (Ropeadope) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Clark: ToNow (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Zack Clarke: Mesophase (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • The Coathangers: Live (Suicide Squeeze) [06-01] - alt/indie [**]
  • Brent Cobb: Providence Canyon (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [05-11] - country [**]
  • 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
  • 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 [**]
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Vol I (The Embedded Sets) (Pi) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Collective Order: Collective Order Vol 3 (self-released) [11-23] - jazz [B]
  • 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) [06-00] - 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
  • Sean Conly: Hard Knocks (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son (Fantasy) [05-11] [A-]
  • Shemekia Copeland: America's Child (Alligator) [08-03] - blues
  • The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band: Chinese Butterfly (Stretch/Concord -2CD) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • 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-]
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Mostly in Blue (OA2) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • The Coup: Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack (UMGRI Interscope) [07-27] - hip hop [A-]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: D'Agala (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Coyote Poets of the Universe: Strange Lullaby (Square Shaped -2CD) - jazz [A-]
  • Ian William Craig: Thresholder (FatCat) [11-02] - ambient
  • Elysia Crampton: Elysia Crampton (Break World -EP) [04-26] - experimental [*]
  • Marilyn Crispell/Tanya Kalmanovitch/Richard Teitelbaum: Dream Libretto (Leo) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Rodney Crowell: Acoustic Classics (RC1) [07-13] - country [*]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Ronnie's Trio (SteepleChase) [04-15] - 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 [***]
  • Denzel Curry: TA1300 (Loma Vista) [07-27] - hip hop [***]
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Brothers (self-released) [07-25] - jazz
  • Francesco Cusa & the Assassins Meets Duccio Bertini: Black Poker (Clean Feed) [11-16] - 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • DaBaby: Blank Blank (South Coast Music Group -EP) [11-02] - hip-hop [***]
  • Lucy Dacus: Historian (Matador) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Tim Daisy's Fulcrum Ensemble: Animation (Relay) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Daisy: Configurations (Relay) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Damu the Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews: Dreams & Vibrations (Redefinition) [05-11] - hip-hop
  • Benje Daneman: Light in the Darkness (ACI) [08-31] - jazz [C+]
  • Daphne & Celeste: Daphne & Celeste Save the World (Balatonic) [03-30] - synthpop [B]
  • Dark Times: Tell Me What I Need (Sheep Chase) [04-06] - alt/indie
  • Chris Dave: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (Blue Note) [01-26] - r&b [B]
  • 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
  • Josephine Davies' Satori: In the Corners of Clouds (Whirlwind) [11-09] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • 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 [**]
  • Dennis Llewellyn Day: Bossa Blues and Ballads (DDay Media Group) [08-25] - jazz [*]
  • Dead Composers Club [Noah Preminger/Rob Garcia]: Chopin Project (Connection Works) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Deafheaven: Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-) [07-13] - blackgaze
  • Michael Dease: Reaching Out (Posi-Tone) [01-26] - jazz [B]
  • Michael Dease: Bonafide (Posi-Tone) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • Dedekind Cut: Tahoe (Kranky) [02-23] - ambient
  • 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
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Spots on Stripes (Clean Feed) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • Christopher Dell/Johannes Brecht/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard [DBLW]: Boulez Materialism: Live in Concert (Plaist) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) [05-18] - African [**]
  • Olegario Diaz: I Remember Chet (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Robert Dick/Tiffany Chang: Raise the River (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Sam Dillon: Out in the Open (Cellar Live) [09-00] - jazz [**]
  • Dinosaur: Wonder Trail (Edition) [05-04] - jazz [B]
  • District Five: Decoy (Intakt) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • DJ Healer: Nothing 2 Loose (All Possible Worlds) [04-01] - deep house
  • DJ Koze: Knock Knock (Pampa) [05-04] - deep house [B]
  • Doctor Nativo: Guatemaya (Stonetree) [09-15] - Latin [A-]
  • Dogwood: Hecate's Hounds (Nusica.org) [01-18] - jazz [**]
  • David Dominique: Mask (Orenda) [11-09] - jazz [C]
  • Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: My Heart Belongs to Satchmo (Blujazz) [02-28] - vocal [**]
  • Christy Doran: Undercurrent: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) [01-12] - jazz
  • Pierre Dorge: Soundscapes (SteepleChase) [05-18] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • Dos Santos: Logos (International Anthem) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard: Saturday (Greenleaf Music) [12-08] - jazz [***]
  • Kit Downes: Obsidian (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [B]
  • Dr Octagon: Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (Bulk) [04-06] - hip-hop
  • Drake: Scorpion (Cash Money/Republic) [06-29] - hip hop
  • Hamid Drake/Ralph M Jones/Adam Rudolph: Karuna (Meta) - jazz
  • Hamid Drake/Joe McPhee: Keep Going (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Kaja Draksler/Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger: Punkt Vrt Plastik (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Dream Wife: Dream Wife (Lucky Number) [01-26] - alt rock [***]
  • Drone Trio [Evelyn Davis/Fred Frith/Phillip Greenlief]: Lantskap Logic (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Drums & Tuba: Triumph! (Ropeadope) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Mia Dyberg Trio: Ticket! (Clean Feed) [07-00] - jazz [***]
  • Dystil: Dystil (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Anderson East: Encore (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [01-12] - soul
  • Echoes of Swing: Travelin' (ACT) - jazz
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Desert (L&H Production) [05-04] - jazz [***]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Better Than Gold and Silver (L&H Production) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Kat Edmonson: Old Fashioned Gal (Spinnerette) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Colin Edwin & Lorenzo Feliciati: Twinscapes Vol 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor (RareNoise) [10-26] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • Electric Squeezebox Orchestra: The Falling Dream (OA2) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • Elephant9: Greatest Show on Earth (Rune Grammofon) [02-16] - jazz
  • Ehran Elisha/Albert Beger/Dave Philips: Heads (CIMP) - jazz
  • Kurt Elling: The Questions (Okeh) [03-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Eminem: Kamikaze (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) [08-31] - hip hop [**]
  • Signe Emmeluth's Amoeba: Polyp (Ora Fonogram) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • 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-]
  • Epic Beard Men: Season 1 (Strange Famous) [03-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Equity & Social Justice Quartet: Argle-Bargle or Foofaraw (Edgetone) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Espen Eriksen Trio With Andy Sheppard: Perfectly Unhappy (Rune Grammofon) [05-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Wayne Escoffery: Vortex (Sunnyside) [01-26] - jazz
  • John Escreet: Learn to Live (Blue Room) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Evidence: Weather or Not (Rhymesayers) [01-26] - hip hop
  • The Ex: 27 Passports (Ex) [03-22] - postpunk [A]
  • Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (PNL) [04-13] - jazz [B]
  • Fabled: Short Stories () [09-28] - jazz
  • Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (BMG) [11-02] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • The Fall: Lovable (Cherry Red) [06-08] - alt/indie
  • Fantastic Negrito: Please Don't Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [06-15] - blues
  • Fred Farell: Distant Song (Whaling City Sound) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Adrean Farrugia/Joel Frahm: Blues Dharma (GB) [04-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Fat Tony: 10000 Hours (self-released) [09-28] - hip hop [*]
  • Maria Faust: Machina (Stunt) [02-16] - jazz
  • FAVX: Welfare (Miel de Moscas/Burger -EP) [01-12] - rock [**]
  • Lorraine Feather: Math Camp (Relarion) - jazz
  • Bryan Ferry and His Orchestra: Bitter-Sweet (BMG) [11-30] - vocal [**]
  • Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else (Polydor) [03-16] - synthpop [**]
  • Roman Filiu: Quarteria (Sunnyside) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • Jonathan Finlayson: 3 Times Round (Pi) [10-05] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • First Aid Kit: Ruins (Columbia) [01-19] - indie folk [B]
  • Jorg Fischer & Ingo Deul: Vinkenslag (Sporeprint) [02-00] - jazz
  • George FitzGerald: All That Must Be (Double Six) [03-09] - deep house [**]
  • Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) [04-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • Dom Flemons: Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways) [03-23] - folk
  • Birgitta Flick Quartet: Color Studies (Double Moon) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Virgin EMI) [06-29] - indie pop [*]
  • Sue Foley: The Ice Queen (Stony Plain) [03-02] - blues [***]
  • Adam Forkelid: Reminiscence (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: Time Like This (Intakt) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Foster/Katherine Young/Michael Zerang: Bind the Hand(s) That Feed (Relative Pitch) [12-07] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) [01-26] - ambient [**]
  • Frame Trio: Luminaria (FMR) - jazz
  • James Francies: Flight (Blue Note) [10-19] - jazz [B]
  • Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds (VOF) [08-06] - jazz
  • Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet: Carpe Diem (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • 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-]
  • Fucked Up: Dose Your Dreams (Merge) [10-05] - art punk
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) [02-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • 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-]
  • Gaika: Basic Volume (Warp) [07-27] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • Peter Gall: Paradox Dreambox (Traumton) [09-21] - jazz
  • 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
  • Fernando Garcia: Guasabara Puerto Rico (Zoho) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Brad Garton/Dave Soldier: The Brainwave Music Project (Mulatta) [01-05] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Camilla George: The People Could Fly (Ubuntu) [09-28] - jazz
  • Get the Blessing: Bristopia (Kartel) [09-21] - jazz
  • Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues (Concord) [09-21] - blues rock [*]
  • 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-]
  • Ginkgoa: One Time (-EP) [06-15] - electronica [**]
  • Dave Gisler Trio: Rabbits on the Run (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell: Bop Stop (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • The Go! Team: Semicircle (Memphis Industries) [01-19] - indie pop [**]
  • GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star (Blue Note) [02-09] - jazz [*]
  • Adekunle Gold: About 30 (Afro Urban/Empire) [05-25] - African
  • Aaron Goldberg: At the Edge of the World (Sunnyside) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Goldberg/Michael Coleman: Practitioner (BAG Productions) [04-06] - jazz
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Toy Tunes (Pirouet) [05-04] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • 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
  • Brad Goode Quintet: That's Right (OA2) [10-19] - jazz
  • The Goon Sax: We're Not Talking (Wichita) [09-14] - indie pop [A-]
  • Diana Gordon: Pure (self-released -EP) [08-03] - r&b [*]
  • Gorillaz: The Now Now (Parlophone) [06-29] - electropop [B-]
  • The Marie Goudy 12tet featuring Jocelyn Barth: The Bitter Suite (self-released) [10-12] - jazz [B]
  • Victor Gould: Earthlings (Criss Cross) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Dino Govoni: Chance Meeting (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Johan Graden: Olagenheter (Moserobie) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything's Fine (Mello Music Group) [03-30] - hip hop [A-]
  • Maria Grand: Magdalena (Biophilia) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Ariana Grande: Sweetener (Republic) [08-17] - pop [B]
  • Jerry Granelli: Dance Hall () - jazz
  • Frank Gratkowski: Live in Lisbon (Leo) - jazz
  • Devin Gray: Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Justin Gray & Synthesis: New Horizons (self-released) [01-05] - jazz [**]
  • Graz Composers Orchestra Meets Claudia Doffinger: Monochrome (QFTF) [07-27] - jazz
  • Gordon Grdina: China Cloud (Madic) - jazz
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Ejdeha (Songlines) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Grouper: Grid of Points (Kranky -EP) [04-27] - ambient [B]
  • Grupo Mono Blanco: ¡Fandango! Sones Jaroches de Veracruz (Smithsonian Folkways) [05-25] - Mexican [***]
  • Mark Grusane: The Real Sound of Mark Grusane (BBE) [01-26] - disco
  • Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio/Verneri Pohjola: Ancestry () [09-06] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Randy Halberstadt: Open Heart (Origin) [10-19] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Haldeman: Open Water as a Child (Woolgathering) [10-16] - jazz
  • James Hall: Lattice (Outside In Music) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Halley 3: The Literature (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ross Hammond: Riding Dragons in Winter (Prescott) - jazz
  • Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta: Mystery Well (Prescott) [12-19] - jazz [***]
  • Connie Han: Crime Zone (Mack Avenue) [10-19] - jazz
  • Eric Harland: 13th Floor (13th Floor) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Clay Harper: Bleak Beauty (self-released) [05-29] [*]
  • Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (Resilience Music) [04-27] - jazz
  • Stefon Harris + Blackout: Sonic Creed (Motema) [09-28] - jazz [B-]
  • Joel Harrison: Angel Band: Free Country Vol 3 (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz [B]
  • Bill Hart Band: Live at Red Clay Theatre (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya) [06-08] - electronic [A-]
  • Helena Hauff: Qualm (Ninja Tune) [08-03] - electro [***]
  • Steve Hauschildt: Dissolvi (Ghostly International) [08-03] - ambient techno
  • 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 [*]
  • Hearts & Minds: Electroradiance (Astral Spriits) [10-05] - jazz
  • The Heat Death: The Glenn Miller Sessions (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Gerry Hemingway/Samuel Blaser: Oostum (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Eddie Henderson: Be Cool (Smoke Sessions) [05-04] - jazz [***]
  • Lauren Henderson: Armame (Brontosaurus) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Carlos Henriquez: Dizzy Con Clave: Live From Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (RodBros Music) [09-30] - jazz [***]
  • G Herbo & Southside: Swervo (Machine/Epic/Cinematic/150 Dream Team/808 Mafia) [07-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Here's to Us: Animals Wild and Tame (Hoob) - jazz [**]
  • Benjamin Herman: Project S (Roach/Dox) [10-05] - jazz
  • Benjamin Herman: Bughouse (Roach) - jazz
  • Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers (RCA) [09-21] - jazz
  • Maggie Herron: A Ton of Trouble (Herron Song) - jazz
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Live in Europe (Palmetto) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Monika Herzig: Monika Herzig's Sheroes (Whaling City Sound) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions (New West) [10-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Red Notes (Soul Jazz) [02-23] - acid house [***]
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Replicant Dream Sequence (Moog Library) [06-15] - experimental techno [*]
  • Tyler Higgins: Blue Mood (Shhpuma) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Marquis Hill: Modern Flows Vol 2 (Black Unlimited Music Group) [11-09] - jazz [B]
  • Hinds: I Don't Run (Mom + Pop) [04-06] - indie rock [***]
  • Art Hirahara: Sunward Bound (Posi-Tone) [08-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Steve Hobbs: Tribute to Bobby (Challenge) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet: Human Resources (Creative Nation Music) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish: Pardes (self-released) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Will Hoge: My American Dream (Thirty Tigers/EDLO -EP) [10-05] - Americana [**]
  • Claus Hojensgard/Emanuele Mariscalco/Nelide Bendello: Hobama (Gotta Let It Out) [08-28] - 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]
  • Christopher Hollyday: Telepathy (Jazzbeat Productions) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Per Ake Holmlander: Carliot: It's Never Too Late Orchestra (Not Two -3CD) [08-00] - jazz
  • Julia Holter: Aviary (Domino) [10-26] - progressive pop [B]
  • The Holy Mountain: Toad of Light (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Homeboy Sandman & Edan: Humble Pi (Stones Throw -EP) [10-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Honest John w/ Ab Baars: Treem (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Adam Hopkins: Crickets (Out of Your Head) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino) [05-04] - microhouse [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Charlotte Hug & Lucas Niggli: Fulguratio: Live at Ad Libitum 2016 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-08] - jazz [**]
  • McClenty Hunter Jr: The Groove Hunter (Strikezone) [05-04] - jazz
  • Robert Hurst: Black Currant Jam (Dot Time) [02-18] - jazz
  • Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap (Atlantic) [02-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jason Kao Hwang Burning Bridge: Blood (True Sound) [10-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Jack DeSalvo/Mark Hagan/Phil Sirois/Tom Cabrera: Connoisseurs of Chaos IV (Woodshedd) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • Juan Ibarra Quinteto: NauMay (self-released) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Il Sogno: Birthday (Gotta Let It Out -17) [12-00-2017] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Imarhan: Temet (City Slang) [02-23] - tuareg [***]
  • The Internet: Hive Mind (Columbia) [07-20] - r&b [***]
  • Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra: Down a Rabbit Hole (Summit) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Irabagon Quartet: Dr Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ital Tek: Bodied (Planet Mu) [09-07] - IDM
  • J@K@L [Keefe Jackson/Julian Kirshner/Fred Lonberg-Holm]: After a Few Days (Jaki) - jazz
  • Gene Jackson Trio NuYorx: Power of Love (Whirlwind) - jazz [*]
  • Jericho Jackson: Khrysis & Elzhi Are Jericho Jackson (Jamla) [02-23] - hip hop
  • Tomo Jacobson/Maria Laurette Friis/Emanuele Maniscalco + Karlis Auzixs: Split: Body/Solo (Getta Let It Out) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Jose James: Lean on Me (Blue Note) [09-28] - vocal [*]
  • Janczarski & McCraven Quintet: Liberator (ForTune) [02-23] - jazz [*]
  • The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned Motels (Legacy) [07-13] - alt country-rock [B]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche Con Ruben Blades (Blue Engine) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Billy Jenkins: Ghost Music (VOTP) [04-13] - jazz
  • Mick Jenkins: Pieces of a Man (Cinematic) [10-26] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Ingrid Jensen/Steve Treseler: Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler (Whirlwind) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jentsch Group No Net: Topics in American History (Blue Schist) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • JID: DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville) [11-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • Park Jiha: Communion (Tak:til) [03-02] - modern classical [**]
  • Cody Jinks: Lifers (Rounder) [07-27] - alt country [*]
  • Jlin: Autobiography [Music From Wayne McGregor's Autobiography] (Planet Mu) [09-28] - electronic [***]
  • Thomas Johansson: Home Alone (Tammt Z) [01-22] - jazz [**]
  • Russ Johnson: Headlands (Woolgathering) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Mike Jones/Penn Jillette: The Show Before the Show: Live at the Penn & Teller Theater (Capri) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • Kidd Jordan/Alvin Fielder/Joel Futterman/Steve Swell: Masters of Improvisation (Valid) - jazz
  • Sheila Jordan Quartet: Lucky to Be Me (Abeat) [06-00] - vocal
  • 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
  • JPEGMAFIA: Veteran (self-released) [01-19] - rap [B]
  • Juice WRLD: Goodbye & Good Riddance (self-released) [05-23] - hip hop [*]
  • Vic Juris: Eye Contact (SteepleChase) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • KAAN: Subtle Meditation (Redefinition) [11-29] - hip-hop [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Kaze: Atody Man (Libra) [02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Ryan Keberle/Frank Woeste: Reverso: Suite Pavel (Phonoart) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Roger Kellaway Trio: New Jazz Standards Vol 3 (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Nigel Kennedy: Kennedy Meets Gershwin (Warner Classics) [05-11] - classical
  • Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra: Flyin' Through Florida (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Khalid: Suncity (Right Hand Music Group -EP) [10-19] - r&b [*]
  • Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans) [01-26] - psychedelic rock [*]
  • Kids See Ghosts [Kanye & Kid Cudi]: Kids See Ghosts (GOOD/Def Jam) [06-08] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • Frank Kimbrough: Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside -6CD) [11-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Elle King: Shake the Spirit (RCA) [10-19] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) [03-30] - electropop [*]
  • Knalpot: Dierendag (Shhpuma) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • Knife Knights: 1 Time Mirage (Sub Pop) [09-14] - hip-hop
  • Kirk Knuffke/Ben Goldberg: Uncompahgre (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jaz
  • Kirk Knuffke/Steven Herring: Witness (SteepleChase) [10-15] - jazz [B]
  • Gayle Kolb: Getting Sentimental (JeruJazz) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Adam Kolker & Russ Lossing: Whispers and Secrets (Fresh Sound) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer: Decade (Impulse) [07-06] - 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • John Kruth & La Societa dei Musici: Forever Ago (Ars Spoletium) [04-09] [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Kyle: Light of Mine (Atlantic) [05-18] - pop rap [A-]
  • Julian Lage: Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) [02-02] - jazz [B]
  • Owen Lake & the Tragic Loves: The Best of Your Lies (Carrier) [11-30] - country
  • Andrew Lamb Trio: The Casbah of Love (Birdwatcher) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Lana Trio: Lana Trio With Sofia Jernberg (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Joelle Leandre/Marc Ducret: Chez Helene (Ayler) [09-17] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Bongwool Lee: My Singing Fingers (Origin) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jennifer Lee: My Shining Hour (SBE) [08-10] - jazz [B]
  • Peggy Lee: Echo Painting (Songlines) [05-15] - jazz [B]
  • Robbie Lee & Mary Halvorson: Seed Triangular (New Amsterdam) - jazz [**]
  • Heather Leigh: Throne (Editions Mego) [10-26] - alt/indie
  • Leikeli47: Acrylic (Hardcover/RCA) [11-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Urs Leimgruber: Broken Silence (Creative Works) - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Let's Eat Grandma: I'm All Ears (Transgressive) [06-29] - art pop [*]
  • Edith Lettner's Freemotion: Taking Off (Artdialogue) - jazz
  • Daniel Levin/Chris Pitsiokos/Brandon Seabrook: Stomiidae (Dark Tree) - jazz [***]
  • Allegra Levy: Looking at the Moon (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk Blue (self-released) [01-08] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor: Radiant Imprints (OFF) [03-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeffrey Lewis: Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923-2010) (Don Giovanni) [04-13] - folk [A-]
  • LFU [Lisbon Freedom Unit]: Praise of Our Folly (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Lykke Li: So Sad So Sexy (RCA) [06-08] - pop [*]
  • 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/Birgitta Flick: Malita-Malika (Leo) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Lightcap: Superette (The Royal Potato Family) [09-07] - jazz [*]
  • Lil Baby: Harder Than Ever (Quality Control) [05-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lil Baby & Gunna: Drip Harder (Quality Control) [10-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Lil Wayne: Tha Carter V (Young Money/Republic) [09-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • Christian Lillingers Grund: Cor (Plaist Music) [01-19] - jazz
  • The Liminanas: Shadow People (Because Music) [01-19] - psychedelic rock
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: Music for Empty Halls (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Jon Lipscomb Quartet: Fodder (self-released) [01-13] - jazz [**]
  • Lithics: Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars) [05-25] - post-punk [***]
  • Dongfeng Liu: China Caribe (Zoho) [06-08] - jazz
  • Living Fossil: Never Die! (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) [06-29] - jazz [***]
  • Joe Locke: Subtle Disguise (Origin) - jazz
  • Lolina: The Smoke (self-released) [03-14] - art pop
  • 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
  • Brandon Lopez: Quoniam Facta Sum Vilis (Astral Spirits) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Lotic: Power (Tri Angle) [07-13] - electronic [B]
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: The Journey (Aparte) [09-28] - jazz
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints: Scandal (Greenleaf Music) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Low: Double Negative (Sub Pop) [09-14] - ambient pop [*]
  • Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender) [05-18] - alt/indie [**]
  • Luft/Mats Gustafsson/Erwan Keravec: Inhale (Omlott) - jazz
  • Lumina: Lumina (Tuk Music) - jazz
  • Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Wave (1st and 15th Productions) [09-21] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lylo: Post Era (El Rancho) [01-26] - jazz
  • Loretta Lynn: Wouldn't It Be Great (Legacy) [09-28] - country [**]
  • Lyrics Born: Quite a Life (Mobile Home) [09-14] - hip hop [A-]
  • Mad Crush: Mad Crush (Upon This Rock -EP) [11-16] - folk [**]
  • Ahmoudou Madassane: Zerzura (Sahel Sounds) [11-23] - soundtrack [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Shai Maestro: The Dream Thief (ECM) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Magnarelli: Magic Trick (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Maisha: There Is a Place (Brownswood) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador) [05-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Debra Mann: Full Circle: The Music of Joni Mitchell (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Amber Mark: Conexao (PMR/Virgin EMI) [05-04] - alt r&b [***]
  • Ben Markley Quartet: Basic Economy (OA2) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Marlowe: Marlowe (Mello Music Group) [07-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Thomas Marriott: Romance Language (Origin) [11-16] - 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]
  • J Mascis: Elastic Days (Sub Pop) [11-09] - alt/indie
  • 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
  • Deanne Matley: Because I Loved (self-released) [05-11] - jazz [*]
  • The Mattson 2: A Love Supreme (Spiritual Pajamas) [08-17] - jazz
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Polka (Whirlwind) [08-03] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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
  • 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 [**]
  • Peter McEachern Trio: Bone-Code (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Lonnie McFadden: Live at the Green Lady Lounge (Jazz Daddy) - jazz [***]
  • Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace: The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown) [02-02] - vocal [**]
  • Bill McHenry Trio: Ben Entrada La Nit (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [***]
  • Nellie McKay: Sister Orchid (Palmetto) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Lori McKenna: The Tree (CN/Thirty Tigers) [07-20] - folk [A-]
  • 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
  • Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Blue Note) [05-18] - 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 [***]
  • Joe McPhee: Nation Time (1970, Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz [A]
  • Ryan Meagher: Lost Days (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Ryan Meagher: Evil Twin (PJCE) [08-17] - jazz [B]
  • 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
  • Meek Mill: Championships (MMG/Atlantic) [11-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Brad Mehldau: After Bach (Nonesuch) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Mekons 77: It Is Twice Blessed (Slow Things) [04-06] - postpunk [A-]
  • Myra Melford's Snowy Egret: The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12) [11-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) [06-15] - alt/indie [B]
  • Joachim Mencel Quintet: Artisena (ForTune) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes (Island) [05-25] - pop [***]
  • Don Menza Quartet: Sonny Daze (Alessa) [03-13] - 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+]
  • Metric: Art of Doubt (BMG) [09-21] - alt/indie [***]
  • Metro Boomin: Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Republic) [11-02] - hip-hop
  • Adi Meyerson: Where We Stand (A:M) [06-05] - jazz
  • 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
  • The Carl Michel Group: Music in Motian (The Compositions of Paul Motian) (Play On) [04-20] - jazz
  • Michot's Melody Makers: Blood Moon (Sinking City) [09-28]
  • Migos: Culture II (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) [01-26] - trap rap [**]
  • MIKE: Black Soap (Lex -EP) [05-25] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • MIKE: Renaissance Man (Lex) [06-21] - hip hop [*]
  • Joakim Milder/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Par-Ola Landin/Christopher Cantillo: Tradet (El Dingo) - jazz
  • Joakim Milder/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Mathias Landraeus/Filip Augustson/Fredrik Rundkvist: The Music of Anders Garstedt (Moserobie) - jazz [A]
  • Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Science Fair (Sunnyside) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio With Jamie Saft: Midtown Tilt (Shhpuma) - jazz [B]
  • Parker Millsap: Other Arrangements (Okrahoma) [05-04] - country [*]
  • Andy Milne & Dapp Theory: The Seasons of Being (Sunnyside) [09-28] - jazz
  • Nicki Minaj: Queen (Young Money/Cash Money) [08-10] - hip hop [***]
  • Dom Minasi/Juampy Juarez: Freeland (Cirko) [08-29] - jazz [*]
  • Mint Field: Pasar de la Luces (Innovative Leisure) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Miss Red: KO (Pressure) [07-13] - electronic [***]
  • 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
  • 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-]
  • Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes: Uplift the People (Ogun) [06-08] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) [04-27] - art pop [A-]
  • Ashley Monroe: Sparrow (Warner Nashville) [04-20] - country [B-]
  • Chris Monson: Seldom in the Well (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Jemeel Moondoc Quartet: The Astral Revelations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joel Moore/Nick Mizock/Paul Scherer/Michael Barton/Paul Townsend: Magnetic EP (Blujazz -EP) - 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 [*]
  • Joey Morant: Forever Sanctified (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78's: Hard Times and White Lines (Whitey Morgan Music) [10-26] - country [*]
  • Michael Morreale: MilesSong: The Music of Miles Davis (Summit -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Rae Morris: Someone Out There (Atlantic) [02-02] - art pop [*]
  • Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco: You're Driving Me Crazy (Legacy) [04-27] [**]
  • Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks (Exile) [12-07] [**]
  • Diane Moser: Birdsongs (Planet Arts) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Moskus: Mirakler ( Hubro) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestra: Helix (4th Stream) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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
  • Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo: Interplay (Dot Time) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) [04-03] - deep house [**]
  • Mudhoney: Digital Garbage (Sub Pop) [09-19] - alt/indie
  • 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]
  • Muncie Girls: Fixed Ideals (Buzz) [08-31] - pop-punk [**]
  • David Murray Feat Saul Williams: Blues for Memo (Motema) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Murs: A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable (Strange Music) [03-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel: Where the River Goes (ECM) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Myhr/Quatuor Bozzini/Caroline Bergvall/Ingar Zach: Pressing Clousd Passing Crowds (Hubro) - jazz
  • Myriad 3: Vera (ALMA) - jazz [*]
  • Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway: Luminous (NoBusiness) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Nao: Saturn (Little Rokyo/Sony UK) [10-26] - alt r&b
  • Akua Naru: The Blackest Joy (The Urban Era) [04-27] - hip-hop
  • Nas: Nasir (Mass Appeal/Def Jam -EP) [06-15] - hip hop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive) [03-16] - neo-soul [*]
  • The Necks: Body (Northern Spy) [08-14] - post-rock [**]
  • Tami Neilson: Sassafrass! (Outside Music) [06-01] - country [**]
  • Peter Nelson: Ash Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (Outside In Music) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing (Legacy) [04-27] - country [A-]
  • Willie Nelson: My Way (Legacy) [09-14] - country [**]
  • 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
  • Patricia Nicholson/William Parker: Hope Cries for Justice (Centering) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord) [02-23] - blues [*]
  • Nidia: Nidia E Ma Nidia E Fudida (Principe -17) [06-30-2017] -
  • Judy Niemack: New York Stories (Sunnyside) [08-17] - jazz
  • Angelika Niescier Trio: The Berlin Concert (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Lucas Niggli: Alchemia Garden (Intakt) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Judy Night Quintet: Sliding on Glass: Live at 210 (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • No Age: Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City) [01-26] - alt/indie [A-]
  • No Fast Food: Settings for Three (Corner Store Jazz) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Noname: Room 25 (self-released) [09-14] - hip hop [A-]
  • Nordra: Pylon II (Sige) [09-21] - electronic
  • Fredrik Nordstrom: Needs (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass (Noton) [02-16] - ambient
  • Eva Novoa's Ditmas Quartet: Live at IBeam (Fresh Sound New Talent) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Now Vs Now: The Buffering Cocoon (Jazzland) [09-14] - jazz [B]
  • Thandi Ntuli: Exiled (Inpartmaint) [02-01] - jazz
  • Nuance Crusaders: Reflections (Blujazz -17) [-2017] - jazz [B-]
  • Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • NVDES: Vibe City Utah (Maison Nvdite) [11-02] - alt/indie
  • The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra: The Saga of Padani (Modern Harmonic) [08-31] - jazz
  • Uwe Oberg/Heinz Sauer: Sweet Reason (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Objekt: Cocoon Crush (PAN) [11-09] - IDM [**]
  • Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Bill O'Connell: Jazz Latin (Savant) [04-24] - jazz
  • Odd Atlas: Odd Atlas (Ropeadope) [05-25] - jazz
  • Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days: El Maquech (Biophilia) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Ohmme: Parts (Joyful Noise) [08-24] - alt/indie [**]
  • Miles Okazaki: Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonios Monk (self-released) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • On the Levee Jazz Band: Swinging New Orleans Jazz: For Dancing - Or Just Listening! (Big Al) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of (Warp) [06-01] - progressive electronic [*]
  • Onyx Collective: Lower East Suite Part Three (Big Dada) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Orquesta Akokan: Orquesta Akokan (Daptone) [03-30] - Cuban [***]
  • Orquesta Del Tiempo Perdido: Stille (Shhpuma) [02-02] - jazz [B]
  • 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]
  • Otherworld Ensemble: Live at Malmitalo (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Ought: Room Inside the World (Merge) [02-16] - post-punk
  • Anderson Paak: Oxnard (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) [11-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Caterina Palazzi/Sudoku Killer: Asperger (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren (Cuneiform) - jazz [C+]
  • Jason Palmer: At Wally's: Volume 1 (SteepleChase) [05-01] - jazz [*]
  • Jason Palmer: At Wally's: Volume 2 (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Eddie Palmieri: Full Circle (Ropeadope) [07-20] - Latin jazz [***]
  • Bamba Pana: Poaa (Nyege Nyege) [08-24] - African
  • Emile Parisien Quintet: Sfumato Live in Marciac (ACT) [06-29] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Jeff Parker/Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Devin Gray: The Diagonal Filter (Not Two) [06-21] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg (C Kunspyruhzy) [05-22] - funk [B]
  • Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade) [05-18] - post-punk [A-]
  • Chris Pasin: Ornettiquette (Planet Arts) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Hanna Paulsberg Concept/Magnus Broo: Daughter of the Sun (Odin) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik: Settling Scores Vol II (Gatorbone) [01-30] - country [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Noir En Rouge: Live in Paris (HighNote) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Ken Peplowski Big Band: Sunrise (Arbors) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Matt Penman: Good Question (Sunnyside) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Peripheral Vision: More Songs About Error and Shame (self-released) [03-30] - jazz [***]
  • Houston Person & Ron Carter: Remember Love (HighNote) [07-20] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • Madeleine Peyroux: Anthem (Decca) [08-31] - 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 [***]
  • Phonte: No News Is Good News (Foreign Exchange) [03-02] - hip hop [**]
  • Phronesis: We Are All (Edition) [09-14] - 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
  • Roberta Piket: West Coast Trio (13th Note) [04-06] - jazz [*]
  • Charles Pillow Large Ensemble: Electric Miles (MAMA) [06-22] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Alberto Pinton Trio: Rod (Clear Now) [09-07] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Plan B [Joe McPhee/James Keepnews/David Berger]: From Outer Space (Roaratorio) - jazz
  • Chris Platt Trio: Sky Glow (self-released) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • Mikkel Ploug/Mark Turner: Faroe (Sunnyside) [08-17] - jazz [**]
  • Pocket Aces: Cull the Heard (Creative Nation Music) [09-07] - jazz [**]
  • Verneri Pohjola/Maciej Garbowski/Krzysztof Gradziuk: Gemstones (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-30] - jazz [**]
  • Popcaan: Forever (Mixpak) [07-20] - dancehall [**]
  • 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
  • Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport (PJCE) - jazz [**]
  • Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) [04-27] - alt r&b [**]
  • Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past (ATO) [06-01] - pop soul
  • 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 [**]
  • Bobby Previte: Rhapsody (RareNoise) [02-25] - jazz [B]
  • Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset (Dafnison) [04-06] - jazz [***]
  • Primo!: Amici (Upset the Rhythm) [07-13] - alt/indie
  • 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-]
  • Proc Fiskal: Insula (Hyperdub) [06-08] - grime [**]
  • Protoje: A Matter of Time (Easy Star) [06-29] - reggae [*]
  • Protomartyr: Consolation (Domino -EP) [06-15] - post-punk
  • Psymun: All Killer No Filler (self-released -EP) [03-07] - electronica [*]
  • Dan Pugach Nonet: Plus One (Unit) [02-16] - jazz [B-]
  • Jure Pukl: Doubtless (Whirlwind) - jazz [**]
  • Joey Purp: Quarterthing (self-released) [09-07] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pusha T: Daytona (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) [05-25] - hip hop [**]
  • Charlie Puth: Voicenotes (Atlantic) [05-11] - dance pop [*]
  • Quartetto Minimo: Atlantico (-EP) [09-04] - jazz
  • Reggie Quinerly: Words to Love (Redefinition Music) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • 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
  • 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 [**]
  • RAM: RAM 7: August 1791 (Willibelle) [07-13] - Haitian [B]
  • Kristjan Randalu: Absence (ECM) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Vinnie Raniolo: Air Guitar: Songs of Flight (Raniolo Music) [01-16] - jazz
  • 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]
  • Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites (Origin) - jazz
  • Andrew Rathbun: Character Study (SteepleChase) [11-01] - jazz [**]
  • Allen Ravenstine: Waiting for the Bomb (Morphius/ReR Megacorp) [06-29] [*]
  • Gwenifer Raymond: You Never Were Much of a Dancer (Tompkins Square) [06-25] - American primitivism
  • John Raymond & Real Feels: Joy Ride (Sunnyside) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Still Dreaming (Nonesuch) [05-25] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Bob Reynolds: Quartet (self-released) [05-15] - jazz
  • Bebe Rexha: Expectations (Warner Bros) [06-22] - pop [*]
  • Margo Rey: The Roots of Rey/Despacito Margo (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • RGG/Verneri Pohjola/Samuel Blaser: City of Gardens (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Rhio: A Rhio Good Thing (Beso) - jazz [*]
  • Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg (Rough Trade) [06-08] - indie pop
  • Marc Ribot: Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Epitaph) [09-14] - jazz [***]
  • Stephanie Richards: Fullmoon (Relative Pitch) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Logan Richardson: Blues People (Ropeadope) [04-13] - jazz [B]
  • Mike Richmond: Tones for Joan's Bones (SteepleChase) [09-01] - jazz
  • Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic) [02-23] - Americana [A-]
  • Stephen Riley: Hold 'Em Joe (SteepleChase) [09-01] - jazz
  • Mattias Risberg: Stamps (Clean Feed) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • Riton & Kah-Lo: Foreign Ororo (Riton Time) [09-28] - grime [A-]
  • Rival Consoles: Persona (Erased Tapes) [04-13] - microhouse [*]
  • Riverloam Trio [Mikolaj Trzaska/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders]: Live at the Alchemia (Kilogram) - jazz
  • Robyn: Honey (Konichawa/Interscope) [10-26] - pop [**]
  • Ava Rocha: Tranca (Circus) [06-06] -
  • Jay Rock: Redemption (TDE/Interscope) [06-15] - hip hop [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble: Rogue Star (Edgetone) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Rosalia: El Mal Querer (Sony/Espana) [11-02] - art pop [B]
  • Caroline Rose: Loner (New West) [02-23] - indie rock [B]
  • 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
  • Ross From Friends: Family Portrait (Brainfeeder) [07-27] - deep house [**]
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Supermoon (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • ROVA Saxophone Quartet: In Transverse Time (Les Disques Victo) [04-06] - jazz
  • Royce Da 5'9": Book of Ryan (Entertainment One) [05-04] - hip hop [*]
  • Rudy Royston: Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Dori Rubbicco: Stage Door Live! (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • Rufus Du Sol: Solace (Reprise) [10-19] - alt dance [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova (RareNoise) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • The Jamie Saft Quartet: Blue Dream (RareNoise) [06-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Anne Sajdera: New Year (Bijuri) [11-02] - 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 [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Howard Levy: Peaks of Light (Sazas) - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Tony Malaby/Roberto Dani: Traveling Moving Breathing (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Felipe Salles and Interconnections Ensemble: The Lullalby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble (Tapestry) [09-21] - jazz
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window (Mack Avenue) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Bobby Sanabria Manhattan Big Band: West Side Story: Reimagined (Jazzheads -2CD) [07-04] - jazz [B]
  • Cecilia Sanchietti: La Verza Via (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Sandcatchers: What We Found Along the Way (Chant) [10-17] - jazz
  • Christian Sands: Reach Further EP (Mack Avenue) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Sands: Facing Dragons (Mack Avenue) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Hama Sankare: Ballebe: Calling All Africans (Clermont Music) [03-02] - Malian [***]
  • Javier Santiago: Phoenix (Ropeadope) [06-20] - jazz [B]
  • Santigold: I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (Downtown) [07-27] - dancehall
  • Rafal Sarnecki: Climbing Trees (Outside In Music) [07-27] - jazz [B]
  • Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues (Concord) [07-27] - blues [*]
  • Scheen Jazzorchester/Eyolf Dale: Commuter Report (Losen) - jazz [*]
  • JP Schlegelmilch/Jonathan Goldberger/Jim Black: Visitors (Skirl) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Silvan Schmid Quintet: At Gamut (Hatology) [04-13] - jazz
  • Schnell [Pierre Borel/Antonio Borghini/Christian Lillinger]: Live at Sowieso (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • J Peter Schwalm: How We Fall (RareNoise) [06-08] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Dolores Scozzesi: Here Comes the Sun (Café Pacific) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Screaming Females: All at Once (Don Giovanni) [02-23] - indie rock
  • 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 [***]
  • Senyawa: Sujud (Sublime Frequencies) [11-02] - Indonesian [***]
  • 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]
  • Lauren Sevian: Bliss (Posi-Tone) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Sewelson: Music for a Free World (FMR) [08-00] - jazz [A-]
  • SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2017 (SFJAZZ) [04-13] - jazz
  • 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
  • Shakers n' Bakers: Heart Love (Little i Music) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Shame: Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans) [01-12] - post-punk [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Andy Sheppard Quartet: Romaria (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Years (Bloodshot) [04-06] - alt-country [*]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: On Audiotree Live (Audiotree -EP) [05-24] - alt-country [*]
  • Shopping: The Official Body (FatCat) [01-19] - post-punk [A-]
  • Wayne Shorter: Emanon (Blue Note) [09-14] - jazz [B-]
  • Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder: The World of Dew (Human Resource) [07-20] - jazz [*]
  • Shy Layers: Midnight Marker (Beats in Space) [05-25] - synthpop
  • Sibarg Ensemble: Cipher (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista (Whirlwind) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Catherine Sikora & Brian Chase: Untitled: After (Chaikin) [07-13] - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva: All the Rivers: Live at Panteao Nacional (Clean Feed) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • Lucie Silvas: EGO (Furthest Point/Thirty Tigers) [08-24] - pop
  • Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs (Sunnyside) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Simon: In the Blue Light (Legacy) [09-07] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Jared Sims: The New York Sessions (Ropeadope) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Sinan/Oguz Buyukberber: White (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [B]
  • Josh Sinton: Krasa (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Josh Sinton's Predicate Trio: Making Bones Taking Draughts Bearing Unstable Millstones Pridefully Idiotically Prosaically (Iluso) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Troye Sivan: Bloom (Capitol) [08-31] - electropop [B]
  • Skadedyr: Musikk! (Hubro) [04-27] - jazz
  • Skee Mask: Compro (Ilian Tape) [05-15] - electronica [***]
  • The Alan Skidmore Quartet: Naima: Live in Berlin (2007-11, ITM) [04-06] - jazz
  • Skyzoo: In Celebration of Us (First Generation Rich/Empire) [02-02] - hip hop
  • Steve Slagle: Dedication (Panorama) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Slaves: Acts of Fear and Love (Virgin EMI) [08-17] - garage punk
  • Sleaford Mods: Sleaford Mods EP (Rough Trade -EP) [09-14] [B]
  • Sleep: The Sciences (Third Man) [04-20] - stoner metal [*]
  • Sloan: 12 (Yep Roc) [04-06] - power pop [B]
  • 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
  • Smino: Noir (Downtown JV) [11-08] - hip-hop
  • Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (Monument) [01-18] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Jorja Smith: Lost & Found (FAMM) [06-08] - neo-soul [**]
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: All in My Mind (Blue Note) [01-12] - jazz [B-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Gary Smulyan: Alternative Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [02-01] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt: Jubilation (Savant) [05-04] - jazz [**]
  • Elza Soares: Deus E Mulher (Deckdisc) [05-18] - Brazil [A-]
  • SOB X RBE: Gangin (Empire) [02-23] - hip hop [B]
  • Soccer Mommy: Clean (Fat Possum) [03-02] - indie pop [**]
  • Soft Machine: Hidden Details (Moonjune) [09-08] - jazz
  • Martial Solal: My One and Only Love: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) [11-01] - jazz [***]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer: Baby's Party [Guest: Till Bronner] (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [***]
  • Sungjae Son: Near East Quartet (ECM) [08-31] - jazz
  • Sonar With David Torn: Vortex (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [***]
  • Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!) [03-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Omar Sosa: Es:sensual (Ota) - jazz
  • Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (MSMSMSM/Future Classic) [06-15] - post-industrial [***]
  • Tyshawn Sorey: Pillars (Firehouse 12 -3CD) [10-12] - jazz [**]
  • Harvey Sorgen/Joe Fonda/Marilyn Crispell: Dreamstruck (Not Two) [08-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Mark Soskin: Upper West Side Stories (SteepleChase) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Soulwax: Essential (Deewee/PIAS) [06-22] - electro house
  • Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) [08-24] - vocal [**]
  • Esperanza Spalding: 12 Little Spells (Concord) [10-18] - jazz [B]
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Anniversary (ArtistShare) [04-16] - jazz
  • Spectral [Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs]: Empty Castles (Aerophonic) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Alister Spence/Satoko Fujii: Intelset (Alister Spence Music) - jazz [**]
  • Spin Cycle [Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen]: Assorted Colors (Sound Footing) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Stephane Spira: New Playground (Jazzmax) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Spirit of Chicago Orchestra/Formation Jazz de la Musique de l'Air: Tribute to James Reese Europe (Fremeaux & Associes) [07-20] - jazz
  • Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) [09-07] - neo-psychedelia [A-]
  • Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen on Broadway (Columbia -2CD) [12-14] - rock [**]
  • Terell Stafford: Family Feeling (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Vince Staples: FM! (Def Jam -EP) [11-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Candi Staton: Unstoppable (Beracah) [08-24]
  • Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline (Northern Spy) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Edgar Steinitz: Roots Unknown (OA2) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Jefry Stevens: The Core-tet Project (Naxos) - jazz
  • Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet: Red's Blues (ARC) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Jefry Stevens: Live at Streamside (ARC) - jazz
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier (Monofonus Press/Astral Spirits) [06-08] - jazz
  • Bobo Stenson Trio: Contra La Indecision (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Live at Jazz Standard (Capri) [09-20] - jazz [U]
  • 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
  • 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 [*]
  • Sudan Archives: Sink (Stones Throw) [05-25] - r&b
  • James Suggs: You're Gonna Hear From Me (Arbors) [12-07] - jazz [**]
  • Kevin Sun: Trio (Ectomorph Music) [02-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop) [03-23] - pop rock [*]
  • Sunmi: Warning (MakeUs -EP) [09-04] - K-pop
  • Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive (Merge) [02-16] - indie rock [**]
  • Superorganism: Superorganism (Domino) [03-02] - indie pop [***]
  • John Surman: Invisible Threads (ECM) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Anders Svanoe: 747 Queen of the Skies: State of the Baritone Volume 3 (Irabbagast) [10-29] - 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]
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (Tan Cressida/Columbia -EP) [11-30] - hip-hop [B]
  • Steve Swell: Music for Six Musicians: Hommage A Olivier Messiaen (Silkheart) [07-12] - jazz [***]
  • Szun Waves: New Hymn to Freedom (The Leaf Label) [08-31] - club/dance [*]
  • Steven Taetz: Drink You In (Flatcar/Fontana North) - vocal [B]
  • Midori Takada & Lafawndah: Le Renard Bleu (!K7 -EP) [08-24] - post-minimalism
  • Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) [02-09] - African [***]
  • Tallawit Timbouctou: Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) [11-02] - African [***]
  • Tatakai Trio [Kuchen/Lindsjo/Strid]: Happi (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • 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]
  • Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines (self-released) - jazz
  • Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson: Deuce (Origin) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Henri Texier: Sand Woman (Label Bleu) [02-00] - jazz
  • Thabang Tabane: Matjale (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [09-14] - African
  • Thiefs: Graft (Le Greffe) (Jazz & People) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Thing: Again (Trost/The Thing) - jazz [A-]
  • Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames Trio: Live in Our Time (ESP-Disk) [04-06] - 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
  • Richard Thompson: 13 Rivers (New West) [09-14] - singer-songwriter
  • 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 [*]
  • Henry Threadgill: Double Up Plays Double Up Plus (Pi) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumbscrew: Ours (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumbscrew: Theirs (Cuneiform) [06-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Camille Thurman: Waiting for the Sunrise (Chesky) [08-24] - jazz
  • TI: Dime Trap (Grand Hustle/Epic) [10-05] - hip-hop
  • Steve Tibbetts: Life Of (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Tiki Collective: Muse (Vesuvius Music/Slammin' Media) - jazz [B-]
  • Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods (RCA) [02-02] - r&b
  • Tirzah: Devotion (Domino) [08-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • Tonbruket: Live Salvation (ACT) [04-27] - jazz
  • Rafael Toral/Hugo Antunes/Joao Pais Filipe/Ricardo Webbens: Space Quartet (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Toronto Jazz Orchestra: 20 (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Ricardo Toscano: Quartet (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Samba Toure: Wande (Glitterbeat) [05-25] - African
  • Sidi Toure: Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey) [03-23] - Afridcan [**]
  • The Chandler Travis Three-O: Backward Crooked From the Sunset (Iddy Biddy) [05-25] - alt/indie
  • Joshua Trinidad: In November (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [*]
  • Trio Heinz Herbert: Yes (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Trio HLK: Standard Time (Ubuntu Music) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: Happy Endings (Odin) [11-08] - jazz [**]
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Tropical Fuck Storm/Mistletone) [05-04] - rock [**]
  • Assif Tsahar/William Parker/Hamid Drake: In Between the Tumbling a Stillness (Hopscotch) - jazz [A-]
  • Harriet Tubman: The Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside) [11-23] - jazz [*]
  • 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]
  • Turbamulta: Turbamulta (Clean Feed) [03-16] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson: Temporary Kings (ECM) [09-07] - jazz [**]
  • Turning Jewels Into Water: Which Way Is Home? (FPE -EP) - electronica [**]
  • Turnstile: Time & Space (Roadrunner) [02-23] - hardcore punk [*]
  • Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You (Smoke Sessions) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff Tweedy: WARM (dBpm) [11-30] - rock [**]
  • Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call) [01-12] - indie rock
  • Steve Tyrell: A Song for You (New Design) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • Kali Uchis: Isolation (Virgin EMI) [04-06] - neo-soul [A-]
  • The David Ullmann Group: Sometime (Little Sky) - jazz [B]
  • Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville) [09-14] - country pop
  • Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline -EP) [07-28] - techno [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • US Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD) [02-16] - art pop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • Kate Vargas: For the Wolfish & Wandering (self-released) [07-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mike Vax & Ron Romm: Collaboration (Summit) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Vin Venezia: Fifth and Adams (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Piet Verbist: Suite Réunion (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Verve Jazz Ensemble: Connect the Dots (Lightgroove Media) [07-20] - jazz [B]
  • Harry Vetro: Northern Ranger (T.Sound) [10-19] - jazz [**]
  • Andres Vial: Andres Vial Plays Thelonious Monk: Sphereology Volume One (Chromatic Audio) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Fay Victor's SoundNoiseFunk: Wet Robots (ESP-Disk) [07-27] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Claudia Villela: Encantada Live (self-released) - jazz
  • Elio Villafranca: Cinque (ArtistShare) [05-11] - jazz
  • Will Vinson: It's Alright With Three (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • David Virelles: Igbo Alakorin (The Singer's Groove) Vol I & II (Pi) [10-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me the Truth (Skyline) [08-13] - jazz
  • Jerry Vivino: Coast to Coast (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Voicehandler: Light From Another Light (Humbler) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jay T Vonada: United (Summit) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years (Intakt) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Dag Magnus Narvesen Duo: Interweaving (Not Two) - jazz
  • Luzia Von Wyl Ensemble: Throwing Coins (Hatology) [08-24] - jazz
  • Biliana Voutchkova/Michael Thieke: Blurred Music (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Cuong Vu 4Tet: Change in the Air (RareNoise) [09-28] - jazz [**]
  • Larry Vuckovich: Serenade in Blue (Quicksilver) - jazz
  • VWCR [Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley/Sylvie Courvoisier/Tom Rainey]: Noise of Our Time (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune) [06-15] - downtempo [**]
  • Mark Wade Trio: Moving Day (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Frank Wagner: Frank Wagner's Floating Holiday (MEII) - jazz [B]
  • Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [B-]
  • Walking Distance: Freebird by Walking Distance feat Jason Moran (Sunnyside) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Colter Wall: Songs of the Plains (Young Mary's) [10-12] - country [**]
  • Weasel Walter: Skhiizm (ugEXPLODE) [04-02] - jazz
  • The War and Treaty: Healing Tide (Strong World Entertainment) [08-10] - folk
  • David S Ware Trio: The Balance (Vision Festival XV+) (AUM Fidelity) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Warfield: Jazzland (Criss Cross) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Becky Warren: Undesirable (self-released) [10-19] - country [A-]
  • Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) [06-22] - 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 [***]
  • Kobie Watkins: Movement (Origin) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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 Way Ahead: Bells Ghosts and Other Saints (Clean Feed) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • Way North: Fearless and Kind (self-released) [11-02] - jazz [**]
  • Doug Webb: Fast Friends (Posi-Tone) [09-14] - jazz [**]
  • The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy (XO/Republic -EP) [03-30] - alt r&b [*]
  • 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]
  • Ben Wendel: The Seasons (Motema) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kanye West: Ye (Def Jam/GOOD Music -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [*]
  • Mike Westbrook: Starcross Bridge (Hatology) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra: Turkish Delight (Blujazz) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Cliff Westfall: Baby You Win (self-released) [07-13] - country
  • Tierra Whack: Whack World (UMGRI/Interscope -EP) [05-30] - pop rap [***]
  • Dee White: Southern Gentleman (Easy Eye Sound/Warner Music Nashville -18) [08-24-2018] - country [**]
  • Jack White: Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia) [03-23] - blues rock [B-]
  • Dr Michael White: Tricentennial Rag (Basin Street) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Brad Whiteley: Presence (Destiny) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: Soul Flowers of Titan (Bloodshot) [03-02] - blues [***]
  • Chip Wickham: Shamal Wind (Lovemonk) [05-25] - jazz [B]
  • Havard Wiik Trio: This Is Not a Waltz (Moserobie) - jazz [***]
  • Alan Wilkinson/John Edwards/Steve Noble: 3 of a Kind (Bo'Weavil) - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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
  • Martin Wind: Light Blue (Laika) [03-02] - jazz [B-]
  • Winged Serpents: Six Encomiums for Cecil Taylor () [J|jazz]
  • Luke Winslow-King: Blue Mesa (Bloodshot) [05-11] - blues [*]
  • Florian Wittenburg: Four Waves (NurNichtNur) - jazz [***]
  • Aida Bird Wolfe: Birdie (self-released) [11-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Michael Wollny Trio: Oslo (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • Michael Wollny Trio: Live: Wartburg (ACT) [03-23] - jazz
  • The Wonder Years: Sister Cities (Hopeless) [04-06] - alt rock
  • WoodWired: In the Loop (UT Arlington) - jazz [**]
  • Nate Wooley & Torben Snekkestad: Of Echoing Bronze (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-28] - jazz [B]
  • WorldService Project: Serve (Rare Noise) [04-27] - jazz [C-]
  • Wreckless Eric: Construction Time & Demolition (Southern Domestic) [04-06] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Wussy: Getting Better (Damnably -EP) [03-27] - rock [*]
  • Wussy: What Heaven Is Like (Shake It) [05-18] - rock [***]
  • Wye Oak: The Louder I Call the Faster It Runs (Merge) [04-06] - indie pop [*]
  • The Xcerts: Hold on to Your Heart (Raygun) [01-19] - power pop [B]
  • XOR Gate: Conic Sections (Tresor) - electronica
  • Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Yuko Yamaoka Plays the Music of Satoko Fujii (Libra -2CD) - jazz [**]
  • Years & Years: Palo Santo (Polydor) [06-06] - synthpop [B]
  • YG: Stay Dangerous (Def Jam) [08-03] - hip hop
  • Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On (Matador) [03-18] - shoegazing [**]
  • Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation: Pictures at an African Exhibition (Truth Revolution) [04-20] - jazz [B]
  • Megumi Yonezawa/Masa Kamaguchi/Ken Kobayashi: Boundary (ESP-Disk) [03-23] - jazz
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Paal Nilssen-Love: 19th of May 2016 (PNL) [05-15] - jazz
  • YoshimiO/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur (Thrill Jockey) [02-23] - [**]
  • Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) [03-09] - neo-soul [A-]
  • The Young Mothers: Morose (Self Sabotage) [06-22] - jazz
  • 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
  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Until Death Call My Name (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [04-27] - hip hop [**]
  • 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-]
  • Z-Country Paradise: Live in Lisbon (Leo) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Zeal and Ardor: Stranger Fruit (MVKA) [06-08] - avant metal [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • ZillaKami & SosMula: City Morgue Vol 1: Hell or High Water (Republic) [10-12] - hip-hop
  • Patrick Zimmerli Quartet: Clockworks (Songlines) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • 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 [***]
  • Congo Revolution: African Latin Jazz and Funk Sounds From the Two Congos (1957-73) (Soul Jazz) [04-21] - African

Reissues, Etc.

  • Kaoru Abe/Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979, Odion Livingstone) [07-29] - afrobeat [**]
  • Michael Adkins Quartet: Flaneur (Hatology) [01-00] - jazz
  • Tohru Aizawa Quartet: Tachibana Vol 1 (1975, BBE) [07-27] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Choi Sun Bae Quartet: Arirang Fantasy (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Kwi Bamba: Kwi Bamba & L'Orchestre De Gama Berema (1997, Ouch!) [11-14] - Afrian [***]
  • Imamu Amiri Baraka: It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music (1972, Motown) - jazz [***]
  • Basa Basa: Homowo (1978-79, Vintage Voudou) [02-13] - African
  • 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
  • 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
  • Belle & Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3) (Matador) [02-16] - indie pop
  • 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 Star: Live at Lafayette's Music Room Memphis TN (Omnivore) [01-12] - rock [*]
  • Prof Harold Boggs: Lord Give Me Strength: Early Recordings 1952 to 1964 (Gospel Friend) [07-20] - gospel
  • 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-]
  • 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-]
  • Kenny Burrell: A Generation Ago Today (1966-67, Verve) [01-25] - jazz [*]
  • Camarao: The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974 (Analog Africa) [02-20] - African
  • A Certain Ratio: ACR: Set (1980-94, Mute) [10-12] - alt/indie [*]
  • 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
  • Stella Chiweshe: Kasahwa: Early Singles (1974-83, Glitterbeat) [09-21] - African [**]
  • Gene Clark: Gene Clark Sings for You (Omnivore) [06-15] - rock [B]
  • 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
  • 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 [***]
  • Barbara Dane: Hot Jazz Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways -2CD) [02-16] - vocal
  • Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (Light in the Attic -16) [06-28-2016] - soul
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour [The Bootleg Series Vol 6] (Legacy) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Michel De Villers: Low Reed: Complete Small Group Sessions 1946-1956 (Fresh Sound) [02-12] - jazz
  • 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
  • Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD) [11-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Double Dee & Steinski: Lesson 4: The Beat (self-released -EP) [10-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dur Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) [09-14] - African [***]
  • 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
  • Eliane Elias: Music From Man of La Mancha (Concord) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Duke Ellinigton and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows Vol 25 (Storyville) - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: In Coventry 1966 (Storyville) [06-08] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Farrell: Penny Arcade/Upon This Rock/Canned Funk (BGO -2CD) [07-27] - jazz
  • Feeling Kreyol: Las Pale (Strut -EP) [11-30] - zouk [*]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mike Gibbs Band: Symphony Hall Birmingham 1991 (Dusk Fire) [05-18] - jazz
  • The Gladiators: Symbol of Reality (1982, Omnivore) [04-20] - reggae [**]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau: Long Ago and Far Away (2007, Impulse) - jazz [A-]
  • Beaver Harris-Don Pullen 360° Experience: A Well Kept Secret (1984, Corbett vs Dempsey) [04-00] - 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] -
  • Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides of the Sky (Legacy) [03-09] - rock [**]
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Heartsongs (Sunnyside) [07-20] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Hersch: Fred Hersch Trio '97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto) [12-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Hunee: Hunchin' All Night (Rush Hour) [04-09] - electronic
  • Kang Tae Hwan: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Millie Jackson: Exposed: The Multi-Track Sessions Mixed by Steve Levine (1972-79, Ace) - r&b [B]
  • Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: After the Fall (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
  • 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
  • Steve Lacy: Stamps (1977-78, 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 [**]
  • Orlando Cachaito Lopez: Cachaito (World Circuit) - Latin
  • The Louvin Brothers: Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic) [09-28] - country [***]
  • 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
  • Tommy McCook & the Agrovators: Super Star/Disco Rockers (1977, Pressure Sounds) [02-00] - reggae [**]
  • Dave McKenna: In Madison (1991, Arbors) [11-09] - jazz [**]
  • Jackie McLean Quartet: Montreal '88 (Hi Hat) [07-13] - jazz
  • ERR: stream no grade: Joe McPhee/Mats Gustafsson: Brace for Impact
  • Joe McPhee/Mats Gustafsson: Brace for Impact (2007, Corbett vs Dempsey) [J|jazz] - ***
  • Misha Mengelberg/Peter Brotzmann/Evan Parker/Peter Bennink/Paul Rutherford/Derek Bailey/Han Bennink: Groupcomposing (1978, Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-16] - jazz
  • 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-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson: The Haunt (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings: Complete Recordings 1922-1925 (Rivermont) [11-16] - jazz
  • Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms (1975, Strut) [09-21] - African [*]
  • Orchestre Abass: De Bassari Togo (1972, Analog Africa -EP) [12-14] - African [***]
  • The Paranoid Style: Rock & Roll Just Can't Recall + 3 (Bar/None -EP) [08-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • William Parker: Voices Fall From the Sky (1993-2018, AUM Fidelity, 3CD) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Vol 10: Toronto (1977, Widow's Taste -3CD) [11-02] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • 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 [***]
  • Terry Pollard: A Detroit Jazz Legend (Fresh Sound) [02-12] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Professor Rhythm: Professor 3 (1991, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) [06-01] - African [A-]
  • Don Pullen: New Beginnings (Spectra Music Group) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Astro Black (1973, Modern Harmonic) [04-21] - jazz [*]
  • Sun Ra: The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions: New York City 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 & 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 [***]
  • Thee Revelators: In Which the Revelators Perform Live Renditions of Selections From the Billy Childish Songbook (Crypt) [01-25] - garage punk
  • Howard Riley: Live in the USA (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [A]
  • Sonny Rollins: Way Out West [Deluxe Edition] (Craft) [01-27] - jazz [A]
  • Paul Rutherford/Ken Vandermark/Torsten Muller/Dylan van der Schyff: Are We in Diego? (2004, Whirrboom) [06-10] - jazz
  • The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr: Jazz Jazz Jazz (Habibi Funk) [11-09] -
  • 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
  • Nina Simone: The Colpix Singles (Stateside -2CD) - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation (1994, NoBusiness) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Live Series: Songs of the Road (1977-2013, Columbia) [11-28] - rock [*]
  • Joe Strummer: 001 (Ignition -2CD) [09-26] - post-punk [**]
  • 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
  • Cecil Taylor: Mysteries: Indent: Antioch College/Yellow Springs, Ohio/March 11, 1973 (Black Sun Music) [08-09] - jazz [***]
  • Thing: Thing (1972, Cultures of Soul) [10-26] - jazz
  • Ralph Thomas: Eastern Standard Time (1980, BBE) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • Ali Farka Toure: The Source (1983, World Circuit) [03-30] - African
  • 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 [***]
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbah/Aki Takase: Live at Cafe Amores (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Bill Warfield Big Band: For Lew (1990-2014, Planet Arts) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Webster: Valentine's Day 1964 Live! (Dot Time) [04-27] - jazz [***]
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band: The Last Night at the Old Place (Cadillac) [05-25] - jazz
  • Randy Weston: Sound (2001, African Rhythms) [02-14] - jazz
  • 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
  • Asnakech Worku: Asnakech (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [11-16] - African [**]
  • Neil Young: Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live (1973, Reprise) [04-24] - rock [A-]
  • Neil Young: Songs for Judy (1976, Reprise) [11-30] - rock [**]
  • A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper (Impulse) [11-16] - jazz [*]
  • African Scream Contest 2 (Analog Africa) [05-18] - African [***]
  • Amarcord Nino Rota (1981, Corbett vs Dempsey) [07-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground (Numero Group) [09-14] - rock
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: State of the Union: The American Dream in Crisis 1967-1973 (Ace) [11-02]
  • C89 (Cherry Red) [07-27] - pop/rock
  • Calm Waters Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas: A Whaling City Sampler (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [B]
  • 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
  • Disques Debs International Vol 1: An Island Story: Biguine Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972 (Strut) [06-29] -
  • 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
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!! And Rights!! (FOLC) [03-08] - rock [A-]
  • Norman Granz: The Founder (Verve -4CD) [12-07] - jazz
  • Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (Soundway) [03-09] - South Africa [**]
  • 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
  • I'm Not Here to Hunt Rabbits (Piranha) [04-27] - African [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • Motherless Brooklyn [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (WaterTower Music) [10-25] - jazz
  • Music City Blues & Rhythm (Ace) [07-27] - blues
  • 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
  • Soul of a Nation: Jazz Is the Teacher/Funk Is the Preacher (1969-75, Soul Jazz) [11-23] - jazz [***]
  • Stax '68: A Memphis Story (Craft -5CD) [10-19] - soul
  • 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 [*]
  • Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato) [09-14] - African [A-]
  • Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris (Dust-to-Digital) [06-01] - blues
  • We Out Here (Brownswood) [02-09] - jazz [*]
  • Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees) [02-23] -

Priority Counts

  • Priority 2: 512
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 900
  • Priority 5: 338

Total: 1750

Grade Counts

  • A : 7
  • A- : 152
  • *** : 253
  • ** : 358
  • * : 289
  • B : 141
  • B- : 26
  • C+ : 5
  • C : 2
  • C- : 1
  • D+ : 1
  • U : 1
  • B- * : 1

Total: 1237