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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Stefan Aeby Trio: The London Concert (Intakt) [08-18] - 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (Fat Possum/Mama Bird) [03-23] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Angles 3: Parede (Clean Feed) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Eraldo Bernocchi: Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (RareNoise) [11-30] - jazz [*]
  • Berry: Everything Compromised (Joyful Noise) [01-12] - alt/indie [B-]
  • 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]
  • Carlos Bica & Azul: Azul in Ljubljana (Clean Feed) [07-13] - jazz [*]
  • Nick Biello: Vagabond Soul (Blujazz) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Big Bold Back Bone: Emerge (Wide Ear) [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]
  • Binker and Moses: Alive in the East? (Gearbox) [06-22] - jazz [A-]
  • David Binney: Here & Now (Mythology) [07-09] - jazz [B-]
  • Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language (Jazzman) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Sounds Almighty (Tradition Disc) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • BTS: Love Yourself: Tear (Big Hit) [05-18] - K-pop [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • 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/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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Abundance (Anzic) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Chamber 3: Transatlantic (OA2) [03-16] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (HighNote) [08-31] - jazz [B]
  • Chicago Edge Ensemble: Insidious Anthem (Trost) [11-09] - jazz [***]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Freddy Cole: My Mood Is You (HighNote) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • J Cole: KOD (Roc Nation) [04-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Sean Conly: Hard Knocks (Clean Feed) [05-11] - jazz [***]
  • Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son (Fantasy) [05-11] [A-]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Benje Daneman: Light in the Darkness (ACI) [08-31] - jazz [C+]
  • Daphne & Celeste: Daphne & Celeste Save the World (Balatonic) [03-30] - synthpop [B]
  • 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-]
  • Josephine Davies' Satori: In the Corners of Clouds (Whirlwind) [11-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Caroline Davis: Heart Tonic (Sunnyside) [03-23] - 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]
  • Michael Dease: Reaching Out (Posi-Tone) [01-26] - jazz [B]
  • Michael Dease: Bonafide (Posi-Tone) [10-12] - 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 [*]
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) [05-18] - African [**]
  • Olegario Diaz: I Remember Chet (SteepleChase) [02-15] - 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 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 [**]
  • Pierre Dorge: Soundscapes (SteepleChase) [05-18] - 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Electric Squeezebox Orchestra: The Falling Dream (OA2) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • 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/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Free Radicals at DOM (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-19] - jazz [**]
  • The Ex: 27 Passports (Ex) [03-22] - postpunk [A]
  • Extra Large Unit: More Fun Please (PNL) [04-13] - jazz [B]
  • Marianne Faithfull: Negative Capability (BMG) [11-02] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • FAVX: Welfare (Miel de Moscas/Burger -EP) [01-12] - rock [**]
  • 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'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]
  • George FitzGerald: All That Must Be (Double Six) [03-09] - deep house [**]
  • Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) [04-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Danny Fox Trio: The Great Nostalgist (Hot Cup) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) [01-26] - ambient [**]
  • James Francies: Flight (Blue Note) [10-19] - jazz [B]
  • Erik Friedlander: Artemisia (Skipstone) [04-13] - jazz [**]
  • Gabriela Friedli Trio: Areas (Leo) [07-12] - jazz [**]
  • Kinky Friedman: Circus of Life (Echo Hill) [07-06] - country [*]
  • David Friesen: My Faith My Life (Origin -2CD) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Frisell: Music IS (Okeh) [03-16] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Frith Trio: Closer to the Ground (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) [02-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • Future: Beast Mode 2 (Epic/Freebandz) [07-06] - hip hop [A-]
  • Gaika: Basic Volume (Warp) [07-27] - experimental hip hop [*]
  • Hal Galper Quartet: Cubist (Origin) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sergio Galvao/Lupa Santiago/Clement Landais/Franck Enouf: 2X2 (Origin) [02-16] - 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 [**]
  • Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues (Concord) [09-21] - blues rock [*]
  • Freddie Gibbs: Freddie (ESGN/Empire -EP) [06-22] - hip hop [**]
  • Gift of Gab: Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! (Giftstribution Unlimited -EP) [06-01] - hip hop [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 [*]
  • Aaron Goldberg: At the Edge of the World (Sunnyside) [11-16] - 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • Devin Gray: Dirigo Rataplan II (Rataplan) [09-21] - jazz [***]
  • Justin Gray & Synthesis: New Horizons (self-released) [01-05] - 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 [***]
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio: The Other Side (ECM) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Barry Guy: Barry Guy @ 70: Blue Horizon: Live at Ad Libitum (Fundacja Sluchaj -3CD) [09-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Gwenno: Le Kov (Heavenly) [03-02] - electropop [**]
  • Randy Halberstadt: Open Heart (Origin) [10-19] - jazz [*]
  • James Hall: Lattice (Outside In Music) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Halley 3: The Literature (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • Mary Halvorson: Code Girl (Firehouse 12) [03-30] - 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 & Sameer Gupta: Mystery Well (Prescott) [12-19] - jazz [***]
  • Eric Harland: 13th Floor (13th Floor) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Clay Harper: Bleak Beauty (self-released) [05-29] [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Phil Haynes & Free Country: 60/69: My Favorite Things (Corner Store Jazz) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Shay Hazan: Good Morning Universe (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • David Hazeltine: The Time Is Now (Smoke Sessions) [10-26] - jazz [*]
  • The Heat Death: The Glenn Miller Sessions (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • The Heavyweights Brass Band: This City (Lulaworld) [03-09] - 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 [**]
  • Fred Hersch Trio: Live in Europe (Palmetto) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Monika Herzig: Monika Herzig's Sheroes (Whaling City Sound) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Red Notes (Soul Jazz) [02-23] - acid house [***]
  • Hieroglyphic Being: The Replicant Dream Sequence (Moog Library) [06-15] - experimental techno [*]
  • Tyler Higgins: Blue Mood (Shhpuma) [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 [***]
  • Julia Holter: Aviary (Domino) [10-26] - progressive pop [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Gene Jackson Trio NuYorx: Power of Love (Whirlwind) - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Anthony Joseph: People of the Sun (Heavenly Sweetness) [09-21] - [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) [03-30] - electropop [*]
  • Knalpot: Dierendag (Shhpuma) [09-28] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • 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]
  • 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: Contemporary Chaos Practices: Two Works for Orchestra With Soloists (Intakt) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve) [03-30] - r&b [A]
  • Lawful Citizen: Internal Combustion (self-released) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Azar Lawrence: Elementals (HighNote) [03-06] - 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 [**]
  • Leikeli47: Acrylic (Hardcover/RCA) [11-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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/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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Living Fossil: Never Die! (self-released) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) [06-29] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Lopez: Quoniam Facta Sum Vilis (Astral Spirits) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Lotic: Power (Tri Angle) [07-13] - electronic [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven (Clean Feed) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Wave (1st and 15th Productions) [09-21] - hip-hop [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Walter Martin: Reminisce Bar & Grill (Family Jukebox) [02-16] - alt/indie [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Deanne Matley: Because I Loved (self-released) [05-11] - 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Blue Note) [05-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: Journey to Parazzar (Not Two) [07-00] - 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]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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/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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Nicki Minaj: Queen (Young Money/Cash Money) [08-10] - hip hop [***]
  • Dom Minasi/Juampy Juarez: Freeland (Cirko) [08-29] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Mitski: Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans) [08-17] - indie rock [B]
  • MJO Brothers Present: Hip Devotions (Blujazz -17) [10-13-2017] - jazz [B]
  • 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-]
  • Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job Volume 2 (Fata Morgana Music) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Molly Tigre: Molly Tigre (Very Special) [05-18] - ethio-jazz [***]
  • Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) [04-27] - art pop [A-]
  • Ashley Monroe: Sparrow (Warner Nashville) [04-20] - country [B-]
  • Chris Monson: Seldom in the Well (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Joel Moore/Nick Mizock/Paul Scherer/Michael Barton/Paul Townsend: Magnetic EP (Blujazz -EP) - 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 [*]
  • Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo: Interplay (Dot Time) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) [04-03] - deep house [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel: Where the River Goes (ECM) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Myriad 3: Vera (ALMA) - jazz [*]
  • Simon Nabatov/Barry Guy/Gerry Hemingway: Luminous (NoBusiness) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Nas: Nasir (Mass Appeal/Def Jam -EP) [06-15] - hip hop [**]
  • Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang) [03-30] - indie pop [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Patricia Nicholson/William Parker: Hope Cries for Justice (Centering) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Danielle Nicole: Cry No More (Concord) [02-23] - blues [*]
  • Angelika Niescier Trio: The Berlin Concert (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • 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-]
  • Fredrik Nordstrom: Needs (Clean Feed) [09-28] - jazz [***]
  • 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]
  • Nuance Crusaders: Reflections (Blujazz -17) [-2017] - jazz [B-]
  • Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Uwe Oberg/Heinz Sauer: Sweet Reason (Jazzwerkstatt) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Objekt: Cocoon Crush (PAN) [11-09] - IDM [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Matt Piet & His Disorganization: Rummage Out (Clean Feed) - 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport (PJCE) - jazz [**]
  • Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) [04-27] - alt r&b [**]
  • Prefuse 73: Sacrifices (Lex) [05-25] - electronic [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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: Character Study (SteepleChase) [11-01] - jazz [**]
  • Allen Ravenstine: Waiting for the Bomb (Morphius/ReR Megacorp) [06-29] [*]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • Amy Rigby: The Old Guys (Southern Domestic) [02-23] - Americana [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Robyn: Honey (Konichawa/Interscope) [10-26] - pop [**]
  • Jay Rock: Redemption (TDE/Interscope) [06-15] - hip hop [*]
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Bruno Parrinha/Luis Lopes/Vasco Trillo: Lithos (Creative Sources) - jazz [**]
  • Jay Rodriguez: Your Sound: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Whaling City Sound) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Kristo Rodzevski: The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore (self-released) [05-25] - jazz [***]
  • Roller Trio: New Devices (Edition) [06-22] - jazz [*]
  • Rolling Blackouts CF: Hope Downs (Sub Pop) [06-15] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar) [03-02] - mathcore [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ross From Friends: Family Portrait (Brainfeeder) [07-27] - deep house [**]
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Supermoon (Summit) - 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • 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-]
  • Shad: A Short Story About a War (Secret City) [10-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Sibarg Ensemble: Cipher (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista (Whirlwind) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Susana Santos Silva: All the Rivers: Live at Panteao Nacional (Clean Feed) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • 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'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]
  • Skee Mask: Compro (Ilian Tape) [05-15] - electronica [***]
  • Steve Slagle: Dedication (Panorama) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Sonar With David Torn: Vortex (RareNoise) [03-30] - jazz [***]
  • Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!) [03-30] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) [08-24] - vocal [**]
  • Esperanza Spalding: 12 Little Spells (Concord) [10-18] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum) [09-07] - neo-psychedelia [A-]
  • Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen on Broadway (Columbia -2CD) [12-14] - rock [**]
  • Vince Staples: FM! (Def Jam -EP) [11-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore: After Caroline (Northern Spy) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Edgar Steinitz: Roots Unknown (OA2) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet: Red's Blues (ARC) [01-10] - 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]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) [02-09] - African [***]
  • Tallawit Timbouctou: Hali Diallo (Sahel Sounds) [11-02] - African [***]
  • 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]
  • Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson: Deuce (Origin) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Steve Tibbetts: Life Of (ECM) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Tiki Collective: Muse (Vesuvius Music/Slammin' Media) - jazz [B-]
  • Tirzah: Devotion (Domino) [08-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Sidi Toure: Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey) [03-23] - Afridcan [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • Ken Vandermark/Klaus Kugel/Mark Tokar: No-Exit Corner (Not Two) [08-00] - 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • 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-]
  • Cuong Vu 4Tet: Change in the Air (RareNoise) [09-28] - 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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: 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 [**]
  • Martin Wind: Light Blue (Laika) [03-02] - jazz [B-]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Patrick Zimmerli Quartet: Clockworks (Songlines) [04-06] - jazz [**]
  • Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) [02-09] - hip-hop [***]

Reissues, Etc.

  • Kaoru Abe/Sabu Toyozumi: Mannyoka (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Gboyega Adelaja: Colourful Environment (1979, Odion Livingstone) [07-29] - afrobeat [**]
  • Tohru Aizawa Quartet: Tachibana Vol 1 (1975, BBE) [07-27] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Derek Bailey & Company: Klinker (2000, Confront) [03-14] - jazz [B]
  • Gordon Beck Quartet: When Sunny Gets Blue (1968, Turtle) [05-18] - jazz [*]
  • Big Star: Live at Lafayette's Music Room Memphis TN (Omnivore) [01-12] - rock [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • A Certain Ratio: ACR: Set (1980-94, Mute) [10-12] - alt/indie [*]
  • Don Cherry: Home Boy (Sister Out) (1985, Wewantsounds) - jazz [***]
  • Stella Chiweshe: Kasahwa: Early Singles (1974-83, Glitterbeat) [09-21] - African [**]
  • Gene Clark: Gene Clark Sings for You (Omnivore) [06-15] - rock [B]
  • Alice Coltrane: Lord of Lords (1972, Superior Viaduct) [08-03] - jazz [B- *]
  • John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (1963, Impulse) [06-29] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane: 1963: New Directions (Impulse!) [11-16] - jazz [***]
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour [The Bootleg Series Vol 6] (Legacy) [03-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 (Free Dirt) [09-21] - folk [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Eliane Elias: Music From Man of La Mancha (Concord) [04-13] - jazz [*]
  • Duke Ellington: In Coventry 1966 (Storyville) [06-08] - jazz [B]
  • Feeling Kreyol: Las Pale (Strut -EP) [11-30] - zouk [*]
  • Svein Finnerud Trio: Plastic Sun (1970, Odin) [04-13] - 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 [***]
  • The Gladiators: Symbol of Reality (1982, Omnivore) [04-20] - reggae [**]
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Tokyo 1975 (1975, Elemental Music) [07-13] - jazz [***]
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Espace Cardin 1977 (Elemental Music) [10-26] - jazz [***]
  • Joanne Grauer: Introducing Lorraine Feather (1978, MPS) [09-21] - 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 [***]
  • 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-]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Steve Lacy: Stamps (1977-78, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [04-00] - 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 [**]
  • The Louvin Brothers: Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic) [09-28] - country [***]
  • Wynton Marsalis Septet: United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas (2003-07, Blue Engine) [03-23] - jazz [*]
  • Tommy McCook & the Agrovators: Super Star/Disco Rockers (1977, Pressure Sounds) [02-00] - reggae [**]
  • Dave McKenna: In Madison (1991, Arbors) [11-09] - 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] - ***
  • Thelonioous Monk: Monk (1963, Gearbox) [09-28] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Liz Phair: Girly-Sound to Guyville (Matador, 3CD) [05-04] - indie rock [A-]
  • Liz Phair: The Girly Sound Tapes (Matador) [05-04] - indie rock [***]
  • Barre Phillips/Motoharu Yoshizawa: Oh My Those Boys! (1994, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Prince: 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-]
  • 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: God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (1979, Cosmic Myth) [03-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun Ra: Of Abstract Dreams (Strut) [03-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun Ra: Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-16] - jazz [B]
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Discipline 99 (Out Beyond the Kingdom Of) (1974, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [04-02] - 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 [**]
  • Otis Redding: Dock of the Bay Sessions (Rhino) [05-18] - soul [***]
  • Howard Riley: Live in the USA (1976, NoBusiness) - jazz [A]
  • Sonny Rollins: Way Out West [Deluxe Edition] (Craft) [01-27] - jazz [A]
  • Jesse Sharps Quintet & PAPA: Sharps and Flats (2004, Outernational Sounds) - jazz [***]
  • Woody Shaw: Tokyo '81 (Elemental Music) [06-29] - 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: Poschiavo (1999, Black Sun) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor: Conversations With Tony Oxley (2008, Jazzwerkstatt) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Mysteries: Indent: Antioch College/Yellow Springs, Ohio/March 11, 1973 (Black Sun Music) [08-09] - jazz [***]
  • Ralph Thomas: Eastern Standard Time (1980, BBE) [10-05] - 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 [***]
  • 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-]
  • Calm Waters Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas: A Whaling City Sampler (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [B]
  • Nicola Conte Presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS (MPS) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!! And Rights!! (FOLC) [03-08] - rock [A-]
  • Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (Soundway) [03-09] - South Africa [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Make Mine Mondo! (Ace) [07-06] - rock [B]
  • 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 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-]
  • Soul of a Nation: Jazz Is the Teacher/Funk Is the Preacher (1969-75, Soul Jazz) [11-23] - jazz [***]
  • 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-]
  • We Out Here (Brownswood) [02-09] - jazz [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 4: 900
  • Priority 5: 338

Total: 1238

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