Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 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.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • @-Quartet: En Seguida! (DVL -20) - jazz
  • ---__--___: The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid (Mondoj) [09-10]
  • 2B3 [Mike Abbott/Jeff Jenkins/Mike Marlier]: Jimi (self-released) [08-05] - jazz
  • The 8-Bit Big Band: Backwards Compatible (self-released) - jazz
  • 9 Horses: Omegah (Adhyaropa) - jazz
  • 22Gz: The Blixky Tape 2 (Atlantic) [03-18] - hip-hop
  • 24/7 Diva Heaven: Stress (Noisolution)
  • 27Delly: Fly Since Birth () - hip-hop
  • 36: Music for Isolation (Suite) (3Six)
  • 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (4PF/CMG) [05-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Live Ateliers Claus (self-released) [05-26] - postrock [**]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Featuring Barry Weisblat: Social Music at Troost Vol 1 () [10-01] - postrock [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Featuring David Watson: Social Music at Troost Vol 2 () [11-05] - postrock [*]
  • 88rising, Niki & DJ Snake: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album (Hollywood/Marvel Music/Interscope) [09-01]
  • 96 Back: Love Letters, Nine Through Six (Local Action) [11-05] - techno
  • 100grandroyce, 103rd: Triple Crown () - hip-hop
  • 454: 4 Real () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • 1914: Where Fear And Weapons Meet ()
  • Snoh Aalegra: Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies (ARTium/Roc Nation) [07-09] - r&b [*]
  • Eivind Aarset 4tet: Phantasmagoria, or a Different Kind of Journey (Jazzland) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Abate: Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • ABBA: Voyage (Polar) [11-05] - europop [B-]
  • Getulio Abelha: Marmota (Rec-Beat) - Brazil
  • Abra Cadabra: Product of My Environment (No Label -20) [2020-12-04] - UK hip-hop
  • Gracie Abrams: This Is What It Feels Like (Interscope) [11-12] - indie pop
  • Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script: Cloud Script (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams/Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (Drag City) [06-11] - jazz [***]
  • Absolute: Wonderland ()
  • Absolutely Free: Aftertouch (Boiled)
  • Abstract Mindstate: Dreams Still Inspire () - hip-hop
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • Accept: Too Mean To Die ()
  • The Accidentals: Time Out Session 1 (Savage Kittens) [05-07]
  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock
  • AceMoMa: A Future (House of Altr) [03-29] - breakbeat
  • Acid Tongue: Arboretum ()
  • Jessica Ackerley: Morning/Mourning (Cacophonous Revival) [05-28] - jazz
  • Poppy Ackroyd: Pause () [11-12]
  • Action/Adventure: Pulling Focus (Pure Noise -EP) [04-30] - pop punk
  • Ad Nauseam: Imperative Imperceptible Impulse () [02-12] - avant-garde metal
  • Charli Adams: Bullseye (Color Study) [07-16] - pop rock
  • Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: Still Moving () [10-29]
  • Nicki & Patrick Adams: Lynx (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Adeem the Artist: Cast Iron Pansexual (self-released) [03-05] - country [A-]
  • Adele: 30 (Columbia) [11-19] - pop soul [B-]
  • Adeline Hotel: Good Timing (Ruination) [02-19] - folk
  • Adeline Hotel: The Cherries Are Speaking () [10-22]
  • Adjective Animal: America's Got Talons ()
  • Admiral Fallow: The Idea of You (Chemikal Underground) [11-05]
  • Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever (AAM Music) [07-31] - jazz
  • Adrabesa Quartet: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Adult Mom: Driver (Epitaph) [03-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • AdultBook: Grecian Urn ()
  • Aeon Station: Observatory (Sub Pop) [12-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aerial East: Try Harder (Partisan) [02-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Aesop Rock X Blockhead: Garbology (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [11-12] - hip-hop [**]
  • Aespa: Savage (SM Entertainment) - K-pop
  • AFI: Bodies () [06-11] - alt rock
  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam) [04-23] - Pakistan [*]
  • Afterlight: Afterlight () [09-17]
  • Teno Afrika: Amapiano Selections (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-19] - African house [***]
  • Afro Cluster: The Reach ()
  • Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren: Artefact (Spotted Peccary)
  • Aging/Land Trance: Embassy Nocturnes (Tombed Visions)
  • Agnes: Magic Still Exists (Universal) [10-22] - pop
  • Agusa: En Annan Varld ()
  • AHI: Prospect (Thirty Tigers) [11-05]
  • Ahmed: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (Astral Spirits) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Air Craft: Divergent Path (Craftedair/Blujazz) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • AJR: OK Orchestra (AJR Productions) [03-26] - indie pop
  • Akai Solo & Navy Blue: True Sky () - hip-hop
  • Josef Akin: Flightcase (Sola Terra) - jazz
  • Akmu: Next Episode (YG Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Fatima Al Qadiri: Medieval Femme (Hyperdub) [05-14] - ambient [B-]
  • Lauren Alaina: Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (Mercury Nashville) [09-03] - country [B-]
  • Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol 2 (Alfi) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) [11-12] - ambient pop [*]
  • The Alchemist: This Thing of Ours 1 (ALC) - hip-hop
  • The Alchemist: This Thing of Ours 2 (ALC) - hip-hop
  • Alchemy Sound Project: Afrika Love (ARC) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Susan Alcorn/Leila Bordreuil/Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire (Relative Pitch) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Alder Ego: III (We Jazz) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Al-Dos Band: Doing Our Thing With Pride (Kalita)
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing (Saponegro) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Rauw Alejandro: Vice Versa (Sony Music Latin) [06-25] - Latin pop
  • Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders: Jeffery Alexander and the Heavy Lidders (Arrowhawk) [08-06]
  • Susanna Aleksandra: The Siren (Eclipse Music)
  • Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (Anti-) [04-23] - nu jazz [*]
  • Akeem Ali: Mack in the Day Starring Keemy Casanova ( Winners United)
  • Kareem Ali: All These Moments ()
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow (self-released) [03-19] - indie pop [*]
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Child's Play (self-released) [12-02] - indie pop [*]
  • Alien Boy: Don't Know What I Am () [08-20] - shoegaze
  • Alizzz: Tiene Que Haber Algo Mas ()
  • Al-Jicc: Chants () [09-03] - jazz
  • Gary Allan: Ruthless (EMI Nashville) [06-25] - country [*]
  • Allblack: TY4FWM () - hip-hop
  • Lina Allemano Four: Vegetables (Lumo) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Lina Allemano/Nick Fraser: Trumpet Drums REMIX Festival (Lumo) [11-01] - jazz
  • Harry Allen/Mike Karn: Milo's Illinois (GAC) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • JD Allen: Queen City (Savant) [07-09] - jazz [*]
  • Marina Allen: Candlepower (Fire) [06-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Tony Allen: There Is No End (Blue Note) [05-07] - jazz/rap [**]
  • The Allergies: Promised Land (Jalapeno) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Alyssa Allgood: What Tomorrow Brings (Cellar) - jazz
  • Allie: Maybe Next Time () [08-27]
  • Ben Allison: Moments Inside (Sonic Camera) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Dot Allison: Heart-Shaped Scars (SA) [07-30] - folk
  • Malik Alston: Presents Painted Pictures Air (The Jazz Diaries)
  • Alora Crucible: Thymiamatascension () [ 08-20]
  • Alostmen: Kologo (Strut) [01-29] - African [A-]
  • Alpha Maid: Chuckle () [03-19]
  • Alpha Wann: Don Dada Mixtape Vol 1 (Don Dada -20) [2020-12-18] - trap rap
  • Obay Alsarani: Sandbox () - electronic
  • Altar of Eden: Chimeras (Sound Grotesca)
  • The Altered Hours: Convertible (Pizza Pizza)
  • Altin Gun: Yol (ATO) [02-26] - synthpop [**]
  • Altin Gun: Alem (ATO) [07-23] - synthpop
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Aluna: Higher Ground: Testaments () [08-31]
  • Pedro Melo Alves' Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Aly & AJ: A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun (Aly & AJ Music) [05-07] - pop [*]
  • Rodrigo Amado This Is Our Language Quartet: Let the Free Be Men (Trost) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander von Schlippenbach: The Field (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Northern Liberties: We Are Electric (Not Two) [11-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Drama (Polyvinyl) [07-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Gaby Amarantos: Purake (DeckDisc) - Brazil
  • Amazondotcom: War Bride () [09-13] - dubstep
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (Unit) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) [04-09] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Amenra: De Doorn (Relapse) [06-25] - sludge metal
  • American Aquarium: Slappers, Bangers, and Certified Twangers (Losing Side) [05-07] - country
  • Amigo the Devil: Born Against (Liars Club) [04-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Mikal Amin, Sir Tumes, Lond Division, & Professor Brian Oblivion: Moses Herman Jacobs () - hip-hop
  • Amine: TwoPointFive (Republic/CLBN) [11-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Amor: Amor/Lemur (Night School) [01-22] - alt dance
  • Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean (Decca) [10-29] - pop
  • Amusement Parks on Fire: An Archaea (self-released) [06-25]
  • Amyl & the Sniffers: Comfort to Me (Rough Trade) [09-10] - garage punk [A-]
  • Anaiis: This Is No Longer a Dream () [09-10]
  • The Anchoress: The Art of Losing (Kscope) [03-12] - art rock [***]
  • Chuck Anderson: Spontaneity (self-released) - jazz
  • Marisa Anderson & William Tyler: Lost Futures (Thrill Jockey) [08-27] - American primitivism
  • Thomas Anderson: Ladies and Germs (Out There) [08-31] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Vijay Anderson Trio: Studio Sessions Vol 10 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • John Andrews & the Yawns: Cookbook (Woodsist) [05-14]
  • Android Trio: Other Worlds (Cuneiform) [10-22] - jazz-rock [C+]
  • David Angel: Out on the Coast (Basset Hound Music) - jazz
  • Rebecca Angel: Love Life Choices (Timeless Grooves) [06-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Angel Du$t: Yak: A Collection of Truck Songs () [ 10-22]
  • Miguel Angelo Quarteto: Danca Dos Desastrados (self-released) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Jan Van Angelopoulos: Streams (Terenga Beat)
  • Angels & Airwaves: Lifeforms () [09-24] - alt rock
  • Anika: Change (Sacred Bones) [07-23] - post-punk [**]
  • Thomas Ankersmit: Perceptual Geography (Shelter Press) [04-30] - electroacoustic
  • Anna Phoebe: Sea Souls (Eat the Peach) [09-26]
  • Anne-Marie: Therapy (Asylum) [07-23] - dance pop
  • Another Chemical Love Story: Another Chemical Love Story () [10-29]
  • Another Michael: New Music and Big Pop (Run for Cover) [02-19] - indie pop
  • Another New Thing: XYZZY (Dipped in Gold) [02-19]
  • Anthrax: Serfs Out (Grow Your Own) - metal
  • The Antlers: Green to Gold (Anti-) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Antonis Antoniou: Kkismettin (Ajabul) [04-02]
  • Anunaku: 042 (AD 93) [04-09] - electronic
  • Anz: All Hours (Ninja Tune) [10-15] - UK bass
  • Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan (Hermine -20) [2020-12-02] - Japanese folk
  • Apartment House: John Cage: Number Pieces (Another Timbre -4CD) - classical
  • Apathy: Where the River Meets the Sea () - hip-hop
  • Tamar Aphek: All Bets Are Off (Kill Rock Stars) [01-29] - rock [**]
  • Apifera: Overstand (Stones Throw)
  • April Magazine: If the Ceiling Were a Kite: Vol I () [10-08]
  • Apta: Rainbow Islands (Polytelchnic Youth) [03-06]
  • Arab Strap: As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) [03-05] - slowcore [**]
  • Arabrot: Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic) [04-09] - noise rock
  • Florian Arbenz/Hermon Mehari/Nelson Veras: Conversation #1: Condensed (Hammer) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversations #2 & #3 (Hammer) [07-30] - jazz [***]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #4: Vulcanized (Hammer) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Arca: Kick II (XL) [11-30] - electronic [*]
  • Arca: Kick III (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arca: Kick IIII (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arca: Kick IIIII (XL) [12-03] - electronic [B]
  • Archie the Goldfish: Water and Light (Funkiwala) [07-16] - jazz
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist (Epitaph) [02-26] - metalcore
  • Luca Argel: Samba De Guerrilha ()
  • Aries: Believe in Me, Who Believes in You ()
  • Riddy Arman: Riddy Arman (La Honda) [10-09] - country [***]
  • Armand Hammer & the Alchemist: Haram (Backwoodz Studioz) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Juliette Armanet: Bruler Le Feu () [11-19]
  • Joan Armatrading: Consequences () [06-18] - pop
  • The Armed: Ultrapop (Sargent House) [04-16] - noise rock [B]
  • Arm's Length: Everything Nice (self-released -EP) [02-26] - midwest emo
  • Maria Arnal I Marcel Bages: Clamor ()
  • Troen Arnesen Quartet: Tread Lightly (Losen) - jazz
  • Tristan Arp: Sculpturegardening () [10-15]
  • Arrested Development: For the FKN Love () - hip-hop
  • Art d'Ecco: In Standard Definition (Paper Bag) [04-23] - glam rock
  • Art of Time Ensemble: Ain't Got Long ()
  • Art School Girlfriend: Is It Light Where You Are () [09-10]
  • Artifacts [Tomeka Reid/Nicole Mitchell/Mike Reed]: . . . And Then There's This (Astral Spirits) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Jelani Aryeh: I've Got Some Living to Do () [07-30]
  • ASC: An Increase in Entropy (Samurai Music)
  • Ashe: Ashlyn ()
  • Ashnikko: Demidevil (Parlophone -EP) [01-15] - pop [**]
  • Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham: Sankofa Season (Kitto)
  • Asleep at the Wheel: Half a Hundred Years (Home) [10-01] - country [A-]
  • Assertion: Intermission ()
  • Asukrai: Pandronica (self-released)
  • At the Gates: The Nightmare of Being (Century Media) [07-02] - death metal
  • Ata Canani: Warte, Mein Land, Warte ()
  • Vasko Atanasovski: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Athletic Progression: Cloud High in Dream, but Heavy in the Air (Touching Bass)
  • Atmosphere: Word? (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [10-08] - hip-hop [*]
  • Attacca Quartet: Real Life ()
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Attitude!: Pause & Effect (ESP-Disk) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Bess Atwell: Already Always () [09-24] - indie folk
  • The Aubreys: Karaoke Alone () [11-05]
  • Audiobooks: Astro Tough (Heavenly) [10-01] - art pop
  • Gaspard Auge: Escapades (Genesis/Ed Banger/Because Music) [06-25] - electro-disco
  • Angela Autumn: Frontiers Woman (self-released) [06-04] - country [*]
  • The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You (Island -20) [2020-12-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Avelino: Ego Kills () [07-23] - UK hip-hop
  • Daniel Avery: Together in Static (Phantasy) [06-24] - IDM
  • Avon Terror Corps x Exist Festival: Resist to Exist (Avon Terror Corps) [06-04]
  • Awon & Phoniks: Nothing Less () - hip-hop
  • Aya: Im Hole (Hyperdub) [10-22] - electronic [**]
  • Mariana Aydar and Fejuca: Aqui Em Casa (Vol 1) () - Brazil
  • Ben Aylon: Xalam (Riverboat) [05-28] - African
  • Mac Ayres: Magic 8Ball (Dixon Court) - r&b
  • Aywee Tha Seed: Smokey Ways to Chill (Beat Jazz International)
  • AZ: Doe or Die II (Quiet Money) [09-10] - hip-hop [*]
  • Iggy Azalea: The End of an Era (Bad Dreams/Empire) [08-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Azita: Glen Echo (Drag City) [03-05] - art pop
  • Katy B: Peace and Offerings () [10-29]
  • Babe Rainbow: Changing Colours (Flightless) [05-18]
  • Babii: Miirror () [05-21] - UK bass
  • Baby Boys: Threesome (Transgressive) [03-12] - art pop
  • Baby Keem: The Melodic Blue (PgLang/Columbia) [09-10] - hip-hop [*]
  • Baby Queen: The Yearbook (Polydor) [09-03] - pop [***]
  • Baby Strange: Land of Nothing () [04-30]
  • BabyTron: Bin Reaper 2 () - hip-hop
  • Susana Baca: Palabras Urgentes (Real World) [10-08] -
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Expansions (Big Crown)
  • Bachelor: Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl/Lucky Number) [05-28] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Bachman: Axacan (Three Lobed) [05-07] - free folk
  • BackRoad Gee: Reporting Live (From the Back of the Roads) (23 Formation Music)
  • Backxwash: I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dress (Ugly Hag) [06-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bad Bad Hats: Walkman ()
  • Bad Waitress: No Taste ()
  • Badbadnotgood: Talk Memory (XL/Innovative Leisure) [10-08] - jazz fusion [B]
  • Badge Epoch: Scroll (Badge Epoque) [08-20]
  • Badsista: Hits De Verao (Summer Hits) Vol 2 (self-released) [02-05]
  • Badsista: Gueto Elegance ()
  • Baekhyun: Bambi (SM Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Dmitry Baevsky: Soundtrack (Fresh Sound New Talent) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Bahama Soul Club: Bohemia After Dawn (Buyu -20) - jazz
  • Jay Bahd: Return of Okomfo Anokye () [06-20]
  • B-Ahwe: Motions () [09-17]
  • BaianaSystem: OXEAXEEXU (Maquina De Louco) [04-23] - Brazil [***]
  • Baio: Dead Hand Control () [01-29] - indie pop
  • Baiuca: Embruxo ()
  • Hak Baker: Misled () [10-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Jalen Baker: This Is Me, This Is Us (Outside In Music) [06-04] - jazz
  • Julien Baker: Little Oblivions (Matador) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Baker Boy: Gela (Island) [10-15]
  • Baker's Brew: New Works (Psychosomatic, 2CD) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Rossano Baldini: Humanbeing (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Balimaya Project: Wolo So (Jazz Re:Freshed) [07-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Balkan Taksim: Disko Telegraf (Buda Musique) [05-28] - Romanian
  • Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Green Mind) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (SteepleChase LookOut) [01-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Balmorhea: The Wind (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-09] - modern classical
  • Balthazar: Sand (Play It Again Sam) [02-26] - sophisti-pop
  • J Balvin: Jose (Suenos Globales) [09-10] - Latin
  • The Bamboos: Hard Up () [05-07]
  • Band of Holy Joy: Dreams Take Flight (Tiny Global) [05-14]
  • Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson: Refuge (Dead Oceans) - ambient
  • Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill: In Disequilibrium () [09-24]
  • Bill Banfield: Hey, Holla When You Hear Me ()
  • Bizzy Banks: Same Energy () [07-22] - hip-hop
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable () [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Banoffee: Tear Tracks (Prim8 Music)
  • Patricia Barber: Clique (Impex) [08-06] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Rahsaan Barber: Mosaic (Jazz Music City, 2CD) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Barbieri: Under a Spell () [02-26]
  • Brigitte Bardini: Stellar Lights (Ruby Valley)
  • Andrew Barker + Jon Irabagon Duo: Anemone (Radical Documents) - jazz
  • The Barlow: Horseshoe Lounge () - country
  • Lou Barlow: Reason to Live (Joyful Noise) [05-28]
  • Ted Barnes: 17 Postcards () [03-19]
  • Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop) [11-12] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Mandy Barnett: Every Star Above (BMG) [05-07] - standards [B]
  • Nik Bartsch: Entendre (ECM) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans: The Dancer on the Hill (Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records -20) - jazz
  • Basic Rhythm: Electronic Labyrinth (Planet Mu) [05-14] - electronic
  • Basside: Fuck It Up () - hip-hop
  • Janet Batch: You Be the Wolf ()
  • Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (Woven Strands) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Batiste: We Are (Verve) [03-19] - r&b [**]
  • Batuqueiros E Sua Gente With Douglas Germano: Partido Alto () - Brazil
  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 9 () [03-05]
  • Blaze Bayley: War Within Me ()
  • The Baylor Project: Generations (Be a Light) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Guillermo Bazzola: Lost & Found (Gnu Town -20) - jazz
  • Beabadoobee: Our Extended Play () [06-23] - dream pop
  • Beach Bunny: Blame Game (-EP)
  • Beach Fuzz: Beach Fuzz (self-released -EP) [08-27] - alt/indie
  • Beach House: Once Twice Melody EP ()
  • Beachy Head: Beachy Head (Graveface)
  • Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmuller]: On the Go (Between the Lines) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Beans on Toast: Survival of the Friendliest (Beans on Toast Music) [11-03] - folk [**]
  • Bear Garden: Sunshine Fruit (Bolero) - jazz
  • Beartooth: Below (Red Bull) [06-25] - post-hardcore
  • Beast in Black: Dark Connection ()
  • Beautify Junkyards: Cosmorama (Ghost Box) [01-15] - psychedelic folk
  • Beauty Pill: Instant Night (Northern Spy -EP) [12-03] - postrock [*]
  • Doug Beavers: Sol (Circle 9 -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Bedouine: Waysides (The Orchard) [10-22] - chamber folk
  • Freya Beer: Beast (Sisterhood)
  • Madison Beer: Life Support ()
  • Dahveed Behroozi: Echos (Sunnyside) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Beverley Beirne: Dream Dancer (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (Relative Pitch) [07-02] - jazz [*]
  • Bob Bellerue: Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath) - jazz
  • Nathan Bell: Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here) (Need to Know) [09-11] - Americana [A]
  • Bell Orchestre: House Music (Erased Tapes) [03-19] - post-rock
  • Andrew Belle: Nightshade ()
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • BeMyFiasco: Where I Left You () - soul
  • Benedek: Mr Goods (LIES)
  • The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band: The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful (Groovy Panda) - jazz
  • Beneficence & Confidence: Stellar Mind () - hip-hop
  • Roni Ben-Hur: Stories (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Michel Benita: Looking at Sounds (ECM) - jazz
  • Benji: Smile You're Alive! (SinceThe80s) [09-29] - hip-hop [**]
  • Daniel Bennett Group: New York Nerve (Manhattan Daylight) - jazz
  • Richard X Bennett: RXB3 (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Love for Sale (Columbia) [09-30] - vocal jazz
  • Benny Sings: Music (Stones Throw) [04-09] - indie pop
  • Benny the Butcher/Harry Fraud: The Plugs I Met 2 (Black Soprano Family -EP) [03-19] - hip-hop [**]
  • Benny the Butcher: Pyrex Picasso (Rare Scrilla/BSF -EP) [08-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bent: Up in the Air (99: Wave -20) [2020-11-06] - downtempo
  • Adam Berenson/Scott Barnum/Bob Moses: Assemblages (Dream Play) [11-01] - jazz
  • Natalie Bergman: Mercy (Third Man) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Dan Berkson: Dialogues (Freestyle) - jazz
  • Berlin Mallet Group: Sogni D'Oro (Malletmuse) - jazz
  • Bernhoft: Dancing on My Knees ()
  • Bernice: Eau de Bonjourno (Telephone Explosion)
  • Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison () [10-16] - chamber pop
  • Sarah Bernstein: Exolinger (577 -20) [2020-11-06] - jazz
  • Steven Bernstein: Community Music (Royal Potato Family -EP) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Tinctures in Time (Community Music Vol 1) (Royal Potato Family) [09-03] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Berry: The Blue Elephant (Acid Jazz) [05-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Lea Bertuci: A Visible Length of Light (Cibachrome Editions)
  • Berwyn: Tape 2/Formalhaut () [06-18]
  • Berwyn: Demotape/Vega (Heritage) [09-18] - UK hip-hop
  • The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings (Fat Cat) [01-29] - alt/indie
  • The Best of the Worst: Better Medicine (Bad Time) [02-19] - ska-punk
  • Between the Buried and Me: Colors II () [08-20] - prog metal
  • The Bevis Frond: Little Eden (Fire) [09-10]
  • Yaya Bey: The Things I Can't Take With Me ()
  • BFB Da Packman: Fat Niggas Need Love Too (The Lunch Crew) [06-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • BIA: For Certain (Epic -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop
  • Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (Savant) [11-12] - jazz [B]
  • Eric Bibb: Dear America (Provogue) [10-10] - blues [**]
  • Bicep: Isles (Ninja Tune) [01-22] - electronic [**]
  • Justin Bieber: Justice (Def Jam) [03-19]
  • Big Big Train: Common Ground () [07-31]
  • Big Boi & Sleepy Brown: Big Sleepover () - hip-hop
  • Big Brave: Vital (Southern Lord)
  • Big O & P-Rawb: The Complexity () - hip-hop
  • Big Red Machine: How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? (Jagjaguwar) [08-27] - chamber pop
  • Big Sean: Detroit 2 () - hip-hop
  • Big Sean and Hit-Boy: What You Expect (FE/Def Jam) - hip-hop
  • Big Sticks & Nite Tyme: The Vibe Out () - hip-hop
  • Big30: King of Killbranch (Bread Gang/N-Less) - hip-hop
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • Bigyuki: Neon Chapter (Universal) [10-13] - jazz
  • Biig Piig: The Sky Is Bleeding () [05-21]
  • Elliot Bild & the Zone: ISMS (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Mariel Bildsten: Backbone (Outside In Music -20) [2020-11-13] - jazz
  • Sofie Birch & Johan Caroe: Repair Techniques (Stroom) [08-04] - abient
  • Nat Birchall: Ancient Africa (Ancient Archive of Sound) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Selwyn Birchwood: Living in a Burning House (Alligator) [01-29] - blues [*]
  • Jade Bird: Different Kinds of Light (Glassnote) [08-13] - indie rock
  • Birds of Maya: Valdez (Drag City) [06-25] - garage rock
  • Birdy: Young Heart (Atlantic) [04-30] - indie pop
  • Jane Birkin: Oh! Pardon Tu Dormais . . . (Kachalou) [02-05] - French pop
  • Bisbaye: Le Sens De La Fin (Cuneiform) [01-29] - experimental rock
  • The Biscondi Organ Trio: Lockdown (Hudson City) - jazz
  • Bishop Ivy: Parasocial ()
  • Michael Monhart/Michael Bisio/Ben Chadabe: MMBC Terma (self-released) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bitchin Bajas: Switched on Ra (Drag City) [10-29] - [***]
  • Bktherula: Love Black (Warner) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Wiliam Black: Pieces ()
  • Black Coffee: Subconsciously (Ultra) [02-05] - deep house
  • Black Country, New Road: For the First Time (Ninja Tune) [02-05] - experimental rock [**]
  • Black Dice: Mod Prog Sic () [10-01]
  • Black Dresses: Forever in Your Heart () [02-14] - electro-industrial
  • Black Honey: Written & Directed () [03-19] - indie rock
  • The Black Keys: Delta Kream (Nonesuch) [05-14] - blues rock [**]
  • Black Mail: Une Hallucination Francaise ()
  • Black Midi: Cavalcade (Rough Trade) [05-28] - math rock [B]
  • Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive (Black Hill) [01-29] - garage rock [*]
  • Black Swan: Repetition Hymns (Past Inside the Present)
  • Black Veil Brides: The Phantom Tomorrow () [10-29] - alt metal
  • Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (3 Legged) [05-28] - Southern rock [*]
  • Jelani Blackman: Unlimited () [10-29]
  • Blackmore's Night: Nature's Light () [03-12]
  • Blackstarkids: Puppies Forever () [10-15]
  • Blackwater Holylight: Silence/Motion ()
  • Namir Blade: Namir Blade Presents Aphelion's Traveling Circus (Mello Music Group -20) [2020-09-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bladee: The Fool () [05-28] - cloud rap
  • Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: Salswing! (Ruben Blades Productions) [04-15] - Latin [*]
  • Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: Swing! (Ruben Blades Productions) [04-30] - Latin
  • Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: Salsa Plus! (Ruben Blades Productions) [04-23] - Latin
  • Blak Madeen: Let the Good Get Even () - hip-hop
  • Blak Saagan: Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo ()
  • Dan Blake: Da Fe (Sunnyside) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart (Republic) [10-08] - alt r&b [ B]
  • Johnathan Blake: Homeward Bound (Blue Note) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Guy Blakeslee: Postcards From the Edge (Entrance) [02-05]
  • Terence Blanchard: Absence (Blue Note) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Blancmange: Commercial Break (Blanc Check) [09-17]
  • Blanck Mass: In Ferneaux (Sacred Bones) [02-26] - prog electronic
  • Blanco: City of God () [08-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Mykki Blanco: Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep () [06-18] - pop rap
  • Blank Gloss: Melt (Kompakt) [06-18] - ambient
  • Carsie Blanton: Love & Rage (So Ferocious) [04-30] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Blaqbonez: Sex Over Love ()
  • Samuel Blaser/Marc Ducret: Voyageurs (Jazzdor Series) - jazz
  • Bleachers: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (RCA) [07-30] - alt/indie [*]
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Bleeker: Heaven on the Faultline (Night Bloom) [03-05]
  • Leah Blevins: First Time Feeling (Crabtree) [08-06] - country [*]
  • Ray BLK: Access Denied (Island) [10-01] - pop rap
  • BLK JKS: Abantu/Before Humans (Glitterbeat) [05-21]
  • BLK ODYSSY: BLK Vintage ()
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose of Lifta (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Olivia Block: Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea (self-released) [11-29] - electronic
  • Priscilla Block: Priscilla Block (Mercury Nashville -EP)
  • Block Ensemble: Hugs & Bugs (Clean Feed) [10-00] - jazz
  • Blockhead: Space Werewolves Will Be the End of Us (Future Archive)
  • Pip Blom: Welcome Break (Heavenly) [11-12]
  • Blood Wizard: Western Spaghetti () [03-05]
  • Bloodkin: Black Market Tango () [04-09]
  • Bloody Head: The Temple Pillars Dissolve Into the Clouds (Hominid Sounds) [05-03] - noise rock
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (self-released) - jazz
  • Bloop: Proof (Lumo) - jazz
  • Bloto: Kwasy I Zasady ()
  • Blowers: Blowers (Spooky/Chaputa!)
  • Blu: The Color Blu(e) (Nature Sounds) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blue Orchids: Speed the Day (Tiny Global)
  • Blue Reality [Michael Marcus/Joe McPhee/Jay Rosen/Warren Smith]: Quartet! (Mahakala Music) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Blue Rojo: Solitario () [11-17]
  • Ilan Bluestone: Impulse ()
  • FS Blumm & Nild Frahm: 2x1=4 ()
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal 2 (Rough Trade) [06-11] - art pop [**]
  • Bnny: Everything () [08-20] - indie rock
  • Max Bober: Somos (Edition Wandelweiser) - jazz
  • Eric Bobo & Stu Bangas: Empires () - hip-hop
  • Sega Bodega: Romeo (Nuxxe) [11-12] - art pop
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See (Thrill Jockey) [01-29] - power electronics
  • The Body & Big/Brave: Leaving None but Small Birds (Thrill Jockey) [10-01] - psychedelic folk
  • Body Meta: The Work Is Slow (Hausu Mountain) [05-28] - ambient fusion [A-]
  • Body Void: Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth ()
  • Mirna Bogdanovic: Confrontation (Klaeng -20) - jazz
  • Dr Mike Bogle: Let There Be Light (MBP/Groove) [07-01] - jazz [B]
  • Ben Bohmer: Begin Again () - electronic
  • Boi Akih: Storyteller (Bromo -EP) - jazz
  • Baptiste Boiron/Bruno Chevillon/Frederic Gastard: La (Ayler) - jazz
  • Michele Bokanowski: Rhapsodia/Battlements Solitaires (Recollection GRM)
  • Jason Boland and the Stragglers: The Light Saw Me () - country
  • Bomba Estereo: Deja (Sony Music Latin) [09-10] - Latin [**]
  • Joe Bonamassa: Time Clocks (Provogue) [10-29] - blues rock
  • Bondo: 77 (self-released -EP) [11-16]
  • Ben Bondy: Glans Intercum (West Mineral)
  • Bone Cutter: Bone Cutter (-EP)
  • Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney: Superwolves (Drag City) [04-30]
  • Dan Bonsanti: Cartoon Bebop (self-released) - jazz
  • BoomBaptist, Elaquent, & Juicy the Emissary: Komfort Food (Cream Dream)
  • Matt Booth & Palindromes: Mythomania (Ears & Eyes) [06-04] - jazz
  • David Borden: Heaven-Kept Soul (Cuneiform) [03-19] - electronic
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Borderlands Trio [Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson]: Wandersphere (Intakt -2CD) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Patricia Bosshard/Onceim - CoO: Sillons - Reflets ()
  • Ben Bostick: Grown Up Love () [08-20]
  • Boston Bun: There's a Nightclub Inside My Head () [04-23]
  • Boston Manor: Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures () [10-29]
  • Christer Bothen 3: Omen (Bocian) [01-30] - jazz
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreux: Bloodstains & Teardrops (Whiskey Bayou) - Louisiana blues [*]
  • David Boulter: Lover's Walk () [06-18]
  • Pi'erre Bourne: The Life of Pi'erre 5 (SossHouse/Interscope) [06-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bowerbirds: Becalmyounglovers ()
  • Boy Jugo: Time for Jazz ()
  • Boys Noize: +/- (Boysnoie) [09-24] - EBM
  • Boylife: Gelato () [10-08] - alt r&b
  • The Boys With the Perpetual Nervousness: Songs From Another Life (Bobo Integral) [02-25] - indie pop
  • Darrin Bradbury: Artvertisement (Anti-) [08-20] - Americana [***]
  • Pony Bradshaw: Calico Jim () - country
  • Billy Bragg: The Million Things That Never Happened (Cooking Vinyl) [10-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Brahim! Band: Brahim! (self-released) - jazz
  • Weedie Braimah: The Hands of Time (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die Live (International Anthem) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Brand of Sacrifice: Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
  • Jack Brandfield: I'll Never Be the Same (Gut String) - jazz
  • Brasuka: A Vida Com Paixao (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Stefan Braun & Mateusz Smoczynski: Keep On Turnin' (Seifert -20) - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12) [06-04] - jazz [***]
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New Braxton House -13CD) [06-28] - jazz [A-]
  • The Brazilian Trio: Aguas Brasileiras (Zoho Music -20) - jazz
  • Breeze: Only Up () [08-26]
  • Breeze Brewin: Hindsight (Matic) [01-21] - hip-hop
  • Bremer/McCoy: Natten (Luaka Bop) [10-29]
  • Patricia Brennan: Maquishti (Valley of Search) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Olie Brice/Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake With Danger (Vol One) (577) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Hunter and the Dog Star (Shuffle) [02-19]
  • Bridge City Sinners: Unholy Hymns () - country
  • Bridge of Flowers: A Soft Day's Night (ESP-Disk) [10-22] - jazz [*]
  • Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (Columbia) [07-23] - r&b [*]
  • Bright Dog Red: In Vivo (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Brijean: Feelings (Ghostly International) [02-26] - nu-disco
  • Brin, Dntl, More Eaze: Futurangelics (Cached Media) - ambient
  • Bring Me the Horizon: Post Human: Survival Horror (RCA -20) [2020-10-30] - metal
  • Bris: Tricky Dance Moves (TrueStory Entertainment)
  • Huey Briss: Grace Park Legend () - hip-hop
  • BRKN: Drama (Groove Attack) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • The Brkn Record: The Architecture of Oppression Part 1 (Mr Bongo) [11-05] - jazz [***]
  • Jakob Bro/Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (ECM) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Alan Broadbent/London Metropolitan Strings: Broadbent Plays Brubeck (Eden River) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Don Broco: Amazing Things (SharpTone) [10-22] - alt metal
  • Brockhampton: Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (Question Everything/RCA) [04-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Brodka: Brut ()
  • Chris Brokaw: Puritan (12XU) [01-15] - indie rock [**]
  • Frankie Bromley: Forgiveness (CLR -EP)
  • The Bronx: Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl) [08-27] - punk
  • Bronx Slang: Substance () - hip-hop
  • Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali: Season of the Seven () - hip-hop
  • The Brother Brothers: Calla Lily (Compass) [04-16]
  • The Brother Moves On: Tolika Mtoliki (Matsuli Music) [10-25] - South African [**]
  • The Brothers Steve: Dose (Big Stir)
  • Brothertiger: Fundamentals Vol III (Satanic Panic)
  • Alexander Brott: The Aesthetic Attitude (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Apollo Brown & Stalley: Blacklight (Mello Music Group) [11-19] - hip-hop
  • Echo Brown: Struggles (The North Quarter -EP)
  • Keith Brown Trio: African Ripples (Space Time) - jazz
  • Nora Brown: Sidetrack My Engine ()
  • Jackson Browne: Downhill From Everywhere (Inside) [07-23]
  • Bruiser Brigade Records: TV62 (Bruiser Brigade) [05-14] - hip-hop
  • Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid (Bruiser Brigade) [03-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bruit: The Machine Is Burning . . . ()
  • Tristan Brunsch: Am Rest ()
  • Peter Bruntnell: Journey to the Sun (Domestico) [06-11]
  • A Bu Trio: One Step East (Jz Music) - jazz
  • Dewa Budjana: Naurora (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham) [09-17] - art pop [*]
  • Allie Crow Buckley: Moonlit and Devious (self-released)
  • Sarah Buechi/Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Buffalo Daughter: We Are the Times (Anniversary) [09-17]
  • Buffalo Nichols: Buffalo Nichols (Fat Possum) [10-15] - blues
  • Jeb Loy Nichols: Jeb Loy ()
  • Buffet Lunch: The Power of Rocks (Upset the Rhythm) [05-07]
  • The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune) [08-27] - grime [*]
  • Jake Bugg: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning () [08-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Bugpowder: Cage Tennis (Trytone) [06-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Bull: Discover Effortless Living () [03-26]
  • Bullet for My Valentine: Bullet for My Valentine (Spinefarm)
  • The Buoys: Unsolicited Advice for Your DIY Disaster ()
  • Molly Burch: Romantic Images () [07-23] - indie pop
  • Bertrand Burgalat: Reve Capital () [06-18] - French pop
  • Burial: Chemz/Dolphin (Hyperdub -EP) [05-21] - electronic [*]
  • Burial + Blackdown: Shock Power of Love EP (Keysound -EP) [04-29] - electronic [**]
  • Greg Burk/Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (Tonos -20) [2020-02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Burk: Simple Joys (Tonos) [06-28] - jazz [*]
  • The Burner Band: Signs and Wonders () - country
  • Christopher Burnett: The Standards Vol 1 (ARC) - jazz
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (the Songs) (Imperial Distribution) [06-10] - synthpop [B-]
  • Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (Single Lock) [06-25] - blues [**]
  • Burnt Belief: Mutual Isolation (Alchemy) - jazz
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Angels Over Oakanda (Avantgroidd) - jazz [***]
  • Tre Burt: You, Yeah, You (Oh Boy) [08-27] - folk [**]
  • Abraham Burton/Lucian Ban: Black Salt: Live at the Baroque Hall (Sunnyside) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Veryan Weston/Øyvind Stonesund/Dag Erik Kriedal Andersen: Mapless Quiet (Motvind -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Dominic Lash/John Russell/Mark Sanders: Discernment (Spoonhunt) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • John Butcher/Sharon Gal/David Toop: Until the Night Melts Away (Shrike) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Guy Buttery/Mohd Amjad Khan/Mudassir Khan: One Morning in Gurgaon (Riverboat) -
  • The Buttshakers: Arcadia (Underdog) [11-05] - funk [**]
  • Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz -EP) [06-04] - jazz-funk [B]
  • Armin van Buuren: A State of Trance Forever ()
  • Byrell the Great and Precious: Snack Time () - club music
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Dekadrone (Mute) [04-09] - post-industrial [*]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: BN9Drone (Mute) [04-23]
  • George Cables: Too Close for Comfort (HighNote) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Cactus Lee: Texas Music Forever (709) [01-15]
  • Cadence Weapon: Parallel World (eOne) [04-30] - hip-hop
  • Francesco Cafiso: Irene of Boston: Conversation Avec Corto Maltese (Eflat -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Caflisch: Runaway (Fat Oak -20) [2020-05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Gwen Cahue: Margin Call (Quest) [08-20] - jazz
  • Ethel Cain: Inbred (Homie Shit Magazine -EP) [04-23] - slowcore
  • Landon Caldwell: Deep Strand (Trouble in Mind) [03-12]
  • Caleborate: Light Hit My Skin (Caleborate) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • Calibre: Feeling Normal (Signature) [02-26] - dubstep
  • Calicoco: Underneath (Dadstache)
  • Califato 1/4: La Contracena ()
  • Caligonaut: Magnified as Giants ()
  • Mira Calix: Absent Origin (Warp) [11-05] - electronic
  • Caliza: El Descenso ()
  • Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Blind Date Party (Drag City) [12-10]
  • Calva Louise: Euphoric () [10-15]
  • Calyx: Stay Gone (Salinas/Chumpire/Ethospine/Plastic Miracles) [02-12] - art rock
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Camera: Prosthuman (Bureau B) [02-19]
  • Camilo: Mis Manos (Sony) [03-19] - Latin
  • Pablo Martin Caminero: Al Toque (Karonte) [09-03] - jazz
  • Jeremy Camp: When You Speak ()
  • Camp Trash: Downtiming () [01-22] - emo-pop
  • Canal Irreal: Canal Irreal ()
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Canibus: Kaiju () - hip-hop
  • Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis: May Sounds (Brawl)
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) [04-16] - death metal
  • Jerry Cantrell: Brighten () [10-29] - alt/indie
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Ilyas Ahmed: You Can See Your Own Way Out ()
  • Caoilfhionn Rose: Truly () [04-09] - art pop
  • Caparezza: Exuvia ()
  • Garrett T Capps: I Love San Antone (Vinyl Ranch) [08-20] - country [***]
  • Car Culture: Dead Rock (Lighthead)
  • Alessia Cara: In the Meantime (Def Jam) [09-24] - pop
  • Caravan: It's None of Your Business () [10-08]
  • Carcass: Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) [09-17] - death metal
  • Career Crooks: Never at Peace () - hip-hop
  • Brandi Carlile: In These Silent Days (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [10-01] - Americana [B]
  • Hayes Carll: You Get It All (Dualtone) [10-30] - country [A-]
  • Carm: Carm (37d03d) [01-22]
  • Carol: Soiled (self-released -EP) [05-14]
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (self-released) [03-19] - country [***]
  • George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (Mahakala Music) [12-14] - jazz [**]
  • Melanie Charles: Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women (Verve) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Chelsea Carmichael: The River Doesn't Like Strangers (Native Rebel) [10-22] - jazz
  • Dillon Charmichael: Son of A (Riser House) - country
  • Matt Carmichael: Where Will the River Flow (Pothole Music) - jazz
  • Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Enzo Carniel/Filippo Vignato Silent Room: Aria (Menace) - jazz [***]
  • John Carpenter: Lost Themes III: Alive After Death () [02-05] - prog electronic
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (self-released) [03-19] - country [***]
  • Francois Carrier: Glow (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Marques Carroll: The Ancestors' Call (self-released) - jazz
  • Cartel Madras: The Serpent and the Tiger () - hip-hop
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 1: Sonar (Orbit577) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 2: The Middle (Orbit577) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 3: After Life (Orbit577) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federick Ughi: New York United, Volume 2 (577) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Carter/Avi Granite: Together Song: The Improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol 1 (Pet Mantis) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes: Sticky (AWAL) [10-15] - alt/indie
  • Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Skyline (5 Passion) [09-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope -20) [2020-12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dylan Cartlidge: Hope Above Adversity () [07-09]
  • Andre Carvalho: Lost in Translation (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Ca$ablanca & Cap Chino: Korea-Town () - hip-hop
  • Peter Case: The Midnight Broadcast (Bandaloop) [03-12]
  • Justin Cashion: Paranoid Narrative ()
  • Daniel Casimir: Boxed In (Jazz Re:freshed) - jazz
  • Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (Afar Music) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Edmar Castaneda: Family (Arpa y Voz) [05-21] - jazz
  • Robert Castelli: Party at One World Plaza (Castelli-in-Cielo -20) - jazz
  • Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton (Backwoodz Studioz) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Tommy Castro: A Bluesman Came to Town () - blues
  • Catbite: Nice One (Bad Time) [08-06] - ska punk
  • The Catenary Wires: Birling Gap (Shelflife) [06-18]
  • Cautious Clay: Deadpan Love (The Orchard) [06-25] - alt r&b
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage (AWAL) [02-25] - art rock [B]
  • Cave of Swimmers: Aurora (self-released) [02-23] - metal
  • Cavetown: Man's Best Friend () [06-04] - bedroom pop
  • Kate Ceberano: Sweet Inspiration (02-05)
  • Cee Knowledge: The Calidelphian () - hip-hop
  • Celeste: Not Your Muse () [01-29] - neo-soul
  • Celestial: I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Ecstatic)
  • Cemento: Killing Life (Iron Lung)
  • Central Cee: Wild West () [03-12] - drill
  • CFCF: Memoryland (BGM Solutions) [04-09] - electronic
  • Eddie Chacon: Pleasure, Joy and Happiness (Day End) [07-31] - neo-soul
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby (Ba Da Bing!) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Chai: Wink (Sub Pop) [05-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Chain Reaktor: Homesick ()
  • Tom Challenger: Imasche (self-released)
  • Jorja Chalmers: Midnight Train (Italians Do It Better) [05-28] - synthpop
  • Chamber 4: Dawn to Dusk (JACC) [07-30] - jazz
  • Joe Chambers: Samba De Marcatu (Blue Note) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Cole Chaney: Mercy () - country
  • Brian Charette: Power From the Air (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bill Charlap Trio: Street of Dreams (Blue Note) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Pearl Charles: Magic Mirror (Kanine) [01-15] - soft rock
  • Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (none) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Cheap Trick: In Another World (BMG) [04-09] - power pop
  • Cheekface: Emphatically No (New Professor Music) [01-11] - indie rock [***]
  • Casey Chesnutt: Down Mexico Way EP ()
  • Christina Chatfield: Sutro (Mysteries of the Deep)
  • Requin Chagrin: Bye Bye Baby (KMS Disques) [04-09] - dream pop
  • Charged Particles With Tod Dickow: Live at the Baked Potato: The Music of Michael Brecker (Summit) [10-08] - jazz
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2013-2015) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2016-2017) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Evan Cheadle: Fault Line Serenade (self-released) [06-11]
  • Tania Caroline Chen/Wadada Leo Smith: Every Leaf (self-released -20) [2020-01-18] - jazz
  • Central Cee: Wild West () [03-12] - drill
  • Censored Dialogue: Afro Pessimist ()
  • Cheval Sombre: Time Wait for No One (Sonic Cathedral) [02-26] - slowcore
  • Cheval Sombre: Days Go By (Sonic Cathedral) [05-28] - slowcore
  • Chihuahua: Violent Architecture (self-released)
  • Chika: Once Upon a Time () - hip-hop
  • Child's Pause: Eyes to the Right (Thrilling Living)
  • Wild Billy Childish & CTMF: Where the Wild Purple Iris Grows (Damaged Goods) [08-06]
  • Children of Zeus: Balance () [06-04]
  • The Chills: Scatterbrain (Fire) [05-14] - alt/indie [***]
  • John Chin Featuring Richard Julian: Anything Mose! (Jinsy) - jazz
  • Rachel Chinouriri: Four° in Winter () [04-23] - neo-soul
  • Chip: Snakes & Ladders () [01-29] - hip-hop
  • Pamai Chirdkiatisak: Dreamer (self-released -18) - jazz
  • The Chisel: Retaliation (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos) [11-26] - punk [*]
  • David Christian & Pinecone Orchestra: For Those We Met on the Way ()
  • Lucinda Chua: Antidotes 2 (4AD) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Chubby and the Gang: The Mutt's Nuts (Partisan) [08-27] - punk [**]
  • Eric Church: Heart (EMI Nashville) [04-16] - country [**]
  • Eric Church: & (EMI Nashville -EP) [04-20] - country
  • Eric Church: Soul (EMI Nashville) [04-23] - country [*]
  • Chvrches: Screen Violence (Glassnote) [08-27] - electropop [***]
  • Margo Cilker: Pohorylle (Loose) [11-05] - country [A-]
  • Cimafunk: El Alimento ()
  • Cindy: 1:2 () [10-01] - dream pop
  • Francesco Ciniglio: The Locomotive Suite (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Circuit Des Yeux: -Io (Matador) [10-22] - art pop [B-]
  • Mark Cisneros/Nik Francis/Luke Stewart: We Were Here Before (CAA) - jazz
  • Anansy Cisse: Anoura (Riverboat) [03-05] - African [***]
  • Citizen: Life in Your Glass World () [03-26] - post-punk revival
  • The City Champs: Luna '68 (Big Legal Mess) - jazz
  • City of Dawn & the Corrupting Sea: Mosaic of the Senses (Somewherecold)
  • City of Dawn: Avenoir (Ingrown)
  • Civic: Future Forecast (Flightless)
  • CL: Alpha (Very Cherry/Sony) [10-21] - K-pop
  • Fay Claassen & David Linx with WDR Big Band Koln: And Still We Sing (Jazzline) [09-10] - jazz
  • Stina Marie Claire: A Souvenir of a Terrible Year () [10-01]
  • Clairo: Sling (Fader/Republic) [07-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Clamm: Beseech Me () [04-09]
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: New Fragility (CYHSY) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Clark: Playground in a Lake (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Mike Clark and Michael Zilber: Mike Drop (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Randal Clark: Imaginary World (Blue Hour) - jazz
  • Scott Clark: This Darkness (Out of Your Head) - jazz
  • Josienne Clarke: A Small Unknowable Thing (Corduroy Punk) [08-13]
  • Claud: Super Monster (Saddest Factory) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Claudia Quintet: Evidence-based (Flexatonic) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Casper Clausen: Better Way () [01-08] - indietronica
  • Merry Clayton: Beautiful Scars (Motown) [04-09] - gospel
  • CLBRKS & Dweeb: The Library of Babel () - hip-hop
  • Jon Cleary: The New Orleans Collection: So Swell (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Gerald Cleaver: Griots (Positive Elevation/577) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Cleopatrick: Bummer () [06-04] - hard rock
  • Clever Girls: Constellations () [03-26]
  • Clinic: Fantasy Island (Domino) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (Tiger Turn) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren) [03-12] - screamo
  • Cloud Nothings: The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) [02-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Clozee: Nouvelle Era () - electronic
  • Club Queens: CQ2 (Club Queen) - club music
  • Cat Clyde & Jeremie Albino: Blue Blue Blue (Cinematic Music Group)
  • Biffy Clyro: The Myth of the Happily Ever After (14th Floor) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • Coach Party: After Party () [04-13] - indie rock
  • The Coast Jazz Orchestra: The Temp (Music by Taylor Ho Bynum, Words by Matthea Harvey) (self-released) [02-17] - jazz
  • Cobalt Chapel: Orange Synthetic () [01-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Cobrah: Cobrah () [05-12] - hip house
  • Cochemea: Vol II: Baca Sewa (Daptone) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Cochonne: Emergency ()
  • Todd Cochran TC3: Then and Again, Here and Now (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Jarvis Cocker: Chansons D'Ennui Tip-Top (ABKCO) [10-22] - chanson
  • Coco: Coco () [10-29]
  • Code Quartet: Genealogy (Justin Time) [04-23] - jazz
  • Codenine: LVNDR () - hip-hop
  • Turner Cody & the Soldiers of Love: Friends in High Places (Capitane) [06-04]
  • Tony Coe & John Horler: Dancing in the Dark (Gearbox) [08-13] - jazz
  • Coevality: Multiple Personalities () [04-09] - prog rock
  • Sam Coffey & Iron Lungs: Real One ()
  • Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves: Reconvexo (Anzic) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Avishai Cohen: Two Roses (Naive) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Emmet Cohen: Future Stride (Mack Avenue) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Cohen: Winter Sun (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Tom Cohen: My Take (Versa Music) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne: Rakes & Misfits (Grimdon) [03-05]
  • Pat Coil: How Deep Is the Ocean (Burton Avenue) [06-04] - jazz
  • Cola Boyy: Prosthetic Boombox (MGMT/Record Makers) [06-18] - hypnagogic pop
  • Cold Beat: War Garden (self-released)
  • Cold Water Swimmers: Holiday at the Secret Lake (DIY or Die)
  • Coldplay: Music of the Spheres (Parlophone) [10-15] - pop
  • Henry Cole & Villa Locura: Buscando La Vida (La Musica Artesanal) [11-19] - jazz
  • J Cole: The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) [05-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Xhosa Cole: Know Them, Know Us (Stoney Lane) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR) (Pi -2CD) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Maya Jane Coles: Night Creature () [10-29]
  • Jon Coley: If All I Ever Wanted Was All I Ever Needed (Jon Coley Music) [09-10]
  • Colleen: The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) [05-21] - ambient pop
  • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Cosmic Transitions (Cosmic Transitions) [05-12] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (Dropzonejazz) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Shirley Collins: Crowlink (Domino -EP) [07-30] - folk
  • Paul Colombo Group: Rio Crystal (Vectordisc) - jazz
  • Coma World: Coma World () [02-05]
  • Combo Lulo: Neotropic Dream (Names You Can Trust) [05-07] - Latin [***]
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution Pt 2 (Loma Vista) [09-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Conclave: Conclave (Love Injection) [06-18] - jazz
  • Concrete Winds: Nerve Butcherer ()
  • Alex Conde: Descarga for Bud (Sedajazz) - jazz
  • Chris Conde: Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay (Fake Four) [04-04] - hip-hop [*]
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (Summit) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Kiely Connell: Camulet Queen (self-released) [11-12] - country [**]
  • The Connells: Steadman's Wake ()
  • Clarissa Connelly: The Voyager () [11-13] - art pop
  • Joanna Connor: 4801 South Indiana Avenue (Keeping the Blues Alive) [02-26]
  • Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella: People Need People () - jazz
  • Steve Conte: Bronx Cheer (Wicked Cool)
  • Contour: Love Suite (Good Question -EP) [03-13] - r&b [*]
  • The Contraptionists: Working Man's Dread (self-released) [05-28] - Americana [B]
  • Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph) [11-19] - sludge metal
  • Conway the Machine: La Maquina (De Rap Winkel) [04-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Conway the Machine & Big Ghost Ltd: If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed () - hip-hop
  • Hattie Cooke: Bliss Land (Castles in Space) [07-09]
  • The Cookers: Look Out! (Gearbox) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Cool Sounds: Bystander () [02-12] - indie pop
  • Cool Ghouls: At George's Zoo (Empty Cellar) [03-12]
  • Alice Cooper: Detroit Stories (EarMusic) [02-26] - hard rock
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Coral: Coral Island (Run On) [04-30] - alt/indie [B]
  • Corbin: Ghost With Skin () [10-31] - alt r&b
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live! (Stretch -2CD) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Ivan Cornejo: Alma Vacia (Manzana) [08-20]
  • Charlotte Cornfield: Highs in the Minuses ()
  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound (Palilalia) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Desafio Candente (Woolgathering) - jazz
  • Alessandro Cortini: Scuro Chiaro ()
  • Jhay Cortez: Timelezz (Universal Music Latino) [09-03] - Latin pop
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Larry Coryell: Last Swing With Ireland (Angel Air) - jazz
  • Jeff Cosgrove: History Gets Ahead of Itself (self-released) - jazz
  • Cosha: Mt Pleasant () [07-02] - alt r&b
  • Simao Costa: Beat With Out Byte (Cipsela) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Spanish Model (UMe) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) [05-07] - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - jazz
  • Cathal Coughlan: Song of Co-Akin (Dimple Discs) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Counting Crows: Butter Miracle, Suite One (BMG -EP) [05-11]
  • The Courettes: Back in Mono () [10-15]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Ned Rothenberg/Julian Sartorius: Lockdown (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [***]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Searching for the Disappeared Hour (Pyroclastic) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (Outside In Music) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Cowley: Hall of Mirrors (Mote) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Crack: Sheep Hate Goats (New Deal Collective)
  • Cradle Of Filth: Existence Is Futile ()
  • Marlon Craft: How We Intended () - hip-hop
  • Samantha Crain: I Guess We Live Here Now (Real Kind) [04-09]
  • Joshua Chuquimia Crampton: 4 (Puro Fantasia -EP) [01-01]
  • Cranes [Matthias Muller/Eve Risser/Christian Marien]: Formation - Deviation (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Crazy Doberman: Everyone Is Rolling Down a Hill (Astral Spirits) [09-24] - jazz [B]
  • Stoney Creation: If It Resonates . . . (self-released -EP) [05-28] - r&b
  • Creeper: American Noir () [07-30] - pop rock
  • Tex Crick: Live in . . . New York City (Mac's Record Label) [03-26]
  • Crimeapple: YDFWC? () - hip-hop
  • Crimeapple & DJ Muggs: Cartagena () - hip-hop
  • Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prevost/Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO (Matchless) - jazz
  • Cro: Trip64 ()
  • AJ Croce: By Request (Compass) [02-05]
  • Charley Crockett: 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand (Son of Davy) [02-26] - country [**]
  • Charley Crockett: Music City USA (Son of Davy) [09-17] - country [***]
  • Theo Croker: BLK2LIFE // A Future Past (Sony Masterworks) [09-24] - jazz [B]
  • Dan Croll: On Top () [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Joy Crookes: Skin (Insanity) [10-15] - neo-soul [**]
  • Steve Cropper: Fire It Up (Provogue) [04-23] - blues [**]
  • Brian Crosby: Imbrium () [03-26]
  • David Crosby: For Free (BMG) [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Theon Cross: Intra-I (New Soil) [10-29] - nu jazz [A-]
  • Crowded House: Dreamers Are Waiting (EMI) [06-04]
  • Rodney Crowell: Triage (RC1) [07-23] - country [***]
  • Adrian Crowley: The Watchful Eye of the Stars (Chemikal Underground) [04-30]
  • Crown: The End of All Things ()
  • Cruelkamui: Substitute (self-released)
  • Crumb: Ice Melt (Crumb) [04-30] - psychedelic pop
  • Crystal Tides: Eat Your Words () [05-28]
  • Cub Scout Bowling Pins: Clang Clang Ho () [07-02]
  • Gemma Cullingford: Let Me Speak (Outre) [07-30]
  • Spencer Cullum: Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection (YK) [11-12] - folk rock
  • Joel Culpepper: Sgt Culpepper () [07-23] - funk
  • Cult Figures: Deritend (Gard Du Nord)
  • The Cult of Dom Keller: They Carried the Dead in a UFO () [05-21]
  • Cult of the Damned: The Church Of (Blah) - hip-hop
  • Cultura Profetica: Sobrevolando Instrumental ()
  • Cure for Paranoia: Bamf ()
  • Curren$y and Harry Fraud: Regatta (Jet Life) - hip-hop
  • Curren$y: Still Stoned on Ocean () - hip-hop
  • Current Joys: Voyager () [05-14] - indie pop
  • Curse Ov Dialect: Dark Days Bright Nights () - hip-hop
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Ain't No Storm (Imani/88 Keys) - jazz
  • Cyclone Trio: The Clear Revolution (577) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Citadels & Sanctuaries (5049) [08-20] - jazz
  • Cynic: Ascension Codes () [11-26] - prog metal
  • Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The News (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Super What? (Silver Age -EP) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • CZN: Commutator () [05-21] - ambient dub
  • D Smoke: War & Wonders (WoodWorks/Empire) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Linn Da Quebrada: Trava Linguas (self-released) - Brazil
  • Dabin: Between Broken ()
  • Lucy Dacus: Home Video (Matador) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Daggerboard: Last Days of Studio A (Wide Hive) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sturle Dagsland: Sturle Dagsland () [02-05] - experimental rock
  • Pan Daijing: Jade (PAN) [06-04] - experimental
  • Dakim: Regos_Chillin' (Ddust Direct)
  • Dalham: Funf () [11-19]
  • Dalriada: Oszel ()
  • Dal:um: Similar & Different (Glitterbeat) [06-25]
  • Dam Funk: Architecture III (Glydezone) [04-23]
  • Damata: What's Damata (Dugnad) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Damon & Naomi: A Sky Record (20/20/20) [08-13] - slowcore
  • Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Def Presse) [09-03] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dan + Shay: Good Things () [08-13]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Bail Shag EP (self-released -EP) [01-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Barbara Dang & Muzzix: Michael Pisaro-Liu: Tombstones (Elsewhere) [10-19] - jazz
  • Emily D'Angelo: Enargeia ()
  • Danger Dan: Das Ist Alles Von DerKunstfreiheit Gedekt (Antilopen Geldwasche) [04-30] - German [*]
  • Jesse Daniel: Beyond These Walls (Die True) [07-30] - country [***]
  • Lars Danielsson Liberetto: Cloudland (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Gene Dante: DL/UX ()
  • Nina Dante + Bethany Younge: Lizard Tongue ()
  • Danz CM: The Absurdity of Human Existence () [03-12]
  • Dare: Against All Odds (Revelation) [08-21] - hardcore punk
  • Dark Mark vs Skeleton Joe: Dark Mark vs Skeleton Joe (Rare Bird/Kitten Robot)
  • Dark Time Sunshine: Lore () - hip-hop
  • The Darkness: Motorheart ()
  • Steve Darko: Midnight Swim () - electronic
  • Darkside: Spiral (Matador) [07-23] - art rock
  • Carroll V Dashiell Jr: Lineage (CD Baby) [06-21] - jazz
  • Sarah Davachi: Antiphonals (Late Music) [09-10] - ambient
  • Dave: We're All Alone in This Together (Neighbourhood) [07-23] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • John Daversa Jazz Orchestra: All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Angharad Davies: Gwneud A Gwneud Eto/Do and Do Again (All That Dust)
  • Caroline Davis: Portals, Volume 1: Mourning (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Guy Davis: Be Ready When I Call You (MC) - blues
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology (International Anthem) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (Weird World) [11-30] [B]
  • Steve Dawson: At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of Tree (Pravda) [07-16]
  • Dawuna: Glass Lit Dream ()
  • Daya: The Difference (Sandlot) [05-14] - pop
  • Lucky Daye: Table for Two ()
  • Yussef Dayes Trio: Welcome to the Hills (Cashmere Thoughts) - jazz
  • Dazy: Maximumblastsuperloud: The First 24 Songs () [08-20] - power pop
  • D-Block Europe: Home Alone 2 () [11-09] - hip-hop
  • DDG & OG Parker: Die 4 Respect (Epic) [03-19] - hip-hop
  • Roxanne De Bastion: You & Me, We Are the Same () [09-03]
  • De Beren Gieren: Less Is Endless () [02-19]
  • Erika De Casier: Sensational (4AD) [05-21] - alt r&b [**]
  • Thomas De Pourquery Supersonic: Back to the Moon (Lying Lions) - jazz
  • De Schuurman: Bubbling Inside (Nyege Nyege Tapes) - club music
  • Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (Saddle Creek) [08-27] - alt/indie [*]
  • The Dead Daisies: Holy Ground ()
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze [*]
  • Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (Stones Throw) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Summer Dean: Bad Romantic () - country
  • Deap Vally: Digital Dream () [02-26]
  • Deap Vally: Marriage () [11-19] - indie rock
  • Deap Vally: American Cockroach () [06-18] - garage rock
  • Dear Laika: Pluperfect Mind () [10-29] - art pop
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Death by Unga Bunga: Heavy Male Insecurity (Jansen)
  • Death Goals: The Horrible and the Miserable (self-released) [06-04] - screamo
  • Deathirl & Totalfuckingbliss: Death DLX ()
  • Deathretro: Deathretro (Cosmic Glue)
  • Death's Dynamic Shroud.Wmv: Faith in Persona () [11-01] - vaporwave
  • Lucas Debargue/Gidon Kremer/Kremerata Baltica: Zal: The Music of Milosz Magin ()
  • Santi Debriano: Flash of the Spirit (Truth Revolution) - jazz
  • Graham Dechter: Major Influence (Capri) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Manni Dee: A Low Level Love (Perc Trax) [06-18] - techno
  • Dee Gees: Hail Satin ()
  • The Deep Dark Woods: Changing Faces (Six Shooter) [05-14]
  • Deep Tan: Creeping Speedwells () [06-04] - post-punk
  • Deerhoof: Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise) [10-22] - indie rock
  • Joey DeFrancesco: More Music (Mack Avenue) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Del Amitri: Fatal Mistakes (Cooking Vinyl) [05-28]
  • Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor/Interscope) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lana Del Rey: Blue Bannisters (Polydor/Interscope) [10-22] - pop [***]
  • Del Water Gap: Del Water Gap () [10-08]
  • Vladislav Delay: Rakka II (Cosmo Rhythmatic) [04-16] - electronic
  • Toya Delazy: Afrorave Vol 1 () - electronic
  • Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Gentle Ghosts (Jazzdor) - jazz
  • Delgres: 4:00 AM (PIAS) [04-09] - jazz
  • Delilah Bon: Delilah Bon (Trash Queen)
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Beats (Plaist) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band Featuring Bonnie Eisele: Hot Night in Venice: Live at the Venice Jazz Club (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Adrian Democ: Hlaholika (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Tanya Dennis: White Sails Blue Skies (Paloma) - jazz
  • Dana Dentata: Pantychrist (Roadrunner)
  • Bertrand Denzler/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: What Do You See When You Are Sleeping? (Conront) [01-31] - jazz
  • Bo DePena: It's About to Get Western () - country
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit: Noktvrn () [11-19] - black metal
  • Derupeto Quartet: Derupeto (Nobel) - jazz
  • Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Desperate Journalist: Maximum Sorrow! () [07-02] - dream pop
  • Randal Despommier: Dio C'e (Outside In Music) [02-06] - jazz [B]
  • Dessa: Ides (Doomtree -EP) [12-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bryce Dessner: Impermanence/Disintegration (37d03d) - jazz
  • Blu DeTiger: How Did We Get Here? () [03-05]
  • Duke Deuce: Duke Nukem ()
  • Taylor Deupree: Mur (Dauw) [03-26]
  • The Devil Wears Prada: ZII () [05-21] - metalcore
  • Devin the Dude: Soulful Distance () - hip-hop
  • Richard DeviParlamane: Systik (BL_K Noise)
  • De'Wayne: Stains (Hopeless) [06-18] - alt/indie
  • Dennis Deyoung: 26 East Vol 2 ()
  • Boubacar "Badian" Diabate: Mande Guitar (Lion Songs) [06-08] - African [**]
  • Diablo Swing Orchestra: Swagger and Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole (Candlelight) [11-02] - avant-garde metal
  • Li Diaguo: Xiao Gong ()
  • Dialect: Under~Between (RVNG Intl) [03-19] - electroacoustic [*]
  • Diamante Electrico: Miro Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer ()
  • Madi Diaz: History of a Feeling (Anti-) [08-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Peter DiCarlo: Onward (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Robert Dick/Nicola L Hein: Structures of Unreason (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Whit Dickey/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership (Tao Forms) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Dictaphone: Goats & Distortions 5 (Denovali)
  • Die Arzte: Dunkel ()
  • Ani DiFranco: Revolutionary Love (Righteous Babe) [01-29] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Digga D: Made in the Pyrex (02-25) [CGM]
  • Digital Resistance: Alternative Facts (Grimace)
  • DijahSB: Head Above the Waters (AWAL) - hip-hop
  • ERR: stream no grade: Dijon: Absolutely
  • Dijon: Absolutely (R&R Digital/Warner) [11-05] - neo-soul
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt: Lucy & Aaron () [07-13] - tape music
  • Dina Ogon: Dina Ogon (Sing a Song Fighter) [10-08]
  • Dinner: Dream Work (Captured Tracks)
  • Dinosaur Jr: Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dion: Stomping Around ()
  • Kyle Dion: Sassy () - r&b
  • Nina Dioz: Amor, Locura Y Otros Vicios ()
  • Patterson Dipper: Unearthing () [01-28]
  • Silas J Dirge: The Poor Devil () - country
  • Dirty Honey: Dirty Honey ()
  • The Dirty Nil: Fuck Art (Dine Alone) [01-01] - rock
  • Disclosure: DJ Kicks (!K7) - electronic
  • Christof Kurzmann/Sofia Jernberg/Joe Williamson/Mats Brandlmayr: Disquiet (Trost) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Divide and Dissolve: Gas Lit (Invada) [01-29] - drone metal
  • The Divorcees: Drop of Blood () - country
  • McKinley Dixon: For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her (Spacebomb) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • DJ Black Low: Uwami (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-12] - African [A-]
  • DJ Clent: LEC 2 () - club music
  • DJ Earl: Bass + Funk & Soul (Moveltraxx -20) [2020-12-04] - electronic
  • DJ Format: Devil's Workshop (Project Blue Book) [04-30]
  • DJ Friction: Synesthesia (Berlin Production Music)
  • DJ Khaled: Khaled Khaled (We the Best/Roc Nation/Epic) [04-30] - hip-hop
  • DJ Manny: Signals in My Mind () [07-23] - footwork
  • DJ Muggs the Black Goat: Dies Occidendum () - hip-hop
  • DJ Nu-Mark: Run for Cover (Hot Plate)
  • DJ Pitch: It's Not What You Said, It's Because You Spoke (Edited Arts)
  • DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: The Makin Magick II Album () [11-26] - house
  • DJ Seinfeld: Mirrors ()
  • DJ Toner: Blessed Are the Weird People (Vinyl Digital)
  • DJ Tron: Feathers of Funk (Burning Sole)
  • Django Django: Glowing in the Dark (Because Music) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Djinn: Transmission ()
  • Malik Djoudi: Troie () [09-24]
  • Dltzk: Teen Week (Deadair) [02-26] - indietronica
  • Dltzk: Frailty (Deadair) [11-12] - indietronica [B]
  • DMX: Exodus (Def Jam) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • DMX Krew: Loose Gears (Hypercolour) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Dntel: The Seas Trees See (Morr Music)
  • Do Nothing: Glueland () [03-12] - post-punk
  • Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (self-released) [09-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dodie: Build a Problem (Doddieoddie) [05-07] - alt-pop
  • The Dodos: Grizzly Peak () [11-12]
  • Julie Doiron: I Thought of You (You've Changed) [11-26]
  • Dolphin Midwives: Body of Water () [07-09] - electroacoustic
  • Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Pat Donaher: Occasionally (self-released) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Doja Cat: Planet Her (Kemosabe/RCA) [06-25] - hip-pop [A-]
  • Micky Dolenz: Dolenz Sings Nesmith () [05-21]
  • Bo Dollis Jr and the Wild Magnolias: My Name Is Bo (Gallatin Street)
  • Denise Donatelli: Whistling in the Dark . . . The Music of Burt Bacharach (Savant) - jazz
  • Michel Doneda/Frederic Blondy/Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16 (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Emma Donovan & the Putbacks: Under These Streets () [09-17]
  • Doof: NCL DooFus 2: Swamp Phonk () - hip-hop
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers: Set Me Free (Louisiana Red Hot) [08-20] - zydeco [***]
  • Doran: Doran () [11-05]
  • Christy Doran/Stefan Banz: Aerosols (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Tashi Dorji/Marshall Trammell: Duo Damage Vol 1: Live in Portland (SIGE) - jazz
  • Giuseppe Doronzo/Pino Basile: Aterraterr (Tora) - jazz
  • Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (Lucky Me -EP) [05-07] - breakbeat [***]
  • Leon Lee Dorsey: Thank You Mr Mabern! (Jazz Avenue 1 -20) - jazz
  • Leon Lee Dorsey/Manuel Valera/Mike Clark: Freedom Jazz Dance (Jazz Avenue 1) [08-20] - jazz
  • Dos Santos: City of Mirrors (International Anthem) [10-15] - Latin [*]
  • Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-29] - Africa [***]
  • Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic (self-released) [02-12] - country [A-]
  • Dowally: Early Bird // Night Owl () [02-19]
  • Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You (Whirlwind) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ed Dowie: The Obvious I (Needle Mythology) [03-26]
  • Downhaul: Proof (Refresh) [05-21] - indie rock
  • Riley Downing: Start It Over (New West) [05-14]
  • William Doyle: Great Spans of Muddy Time (Tough Love) [03-19] - art pop
  • Dr Dre: The Contract (-EP) [10-15] - hip-hop
  • Dr Joy: Dr Joy (Idee Fixe) [09-17]
  • Draco Rosa: Sound Healing 1:11 ()
  • Drake: Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) [09-03] - hip-hop [B]
  • Dragon Sound: Miami Connection (Enjoy the Ride)
  • Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat Thomas: Black Top Presents: Some Good News (Otoroku -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Drakeo the Ruler: The Truth Hurts () [02-23] - hip-hop
  • Drakeo the Ruler: So Cold I Do 'Em 2 (Stinc Team) - hip-hop
  • Dream Theater: A View From the Top of the World () [10-22] - prog metal
  • Dream Unending: Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin) [11-19] - death doom metal
  • Dreamwell: Modern Grotesque (self-released) [02-26] - screamo
  • Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (T4T LUV NRG) [10-29] - deep house [**]
  • Driftmachine: Spume & Recollection () [03-12] - ambient dub
  • Johnny Drille: Before We Fall Asleep ()
  • Drinking Boys and Girls Choir: Marriage License ()
  • Dropkick Murphys: Turn Up That Dial (Born & Bred) [04-30] - celtic punk
  • Drug Store Romeos: The World Within Our Bedrooms (Fiction) [10-09] - dream pop
  • Drunken Kong: Dark Moon (Terminal M)
  • Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD) [04-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Du Blonde: Homecoming (Daemon TV) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Scott DuBois: Summer Water (Sunnyside) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Deelee Dube: Trying Times (Concord) - jazz
  • Ducks Ltd: Modern Fiction (Carpark) [10-01] - jangle pop [**]
  • Duda Beat: Te Amo La Fora (self-released) - Brazil
  • Emily Duff: Razor Blade Smile (Mr Mudshow Music) [07-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Ryan Dugre: Three Rivers () [02-19]
  • Duke Deuce: Duke Nukem () - hip-hop
  • Sal Dulu: Xompulse (Sal Dulu) [02-19]
  • Rebecca Dumaine and the Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (Summit) [03-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dummy: Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble in Mind) [10-22]
  • Dumpstaphunk: Where Do We Go From Here? (The Funk Garage)
  • Adrianne Duncan: Gemini (LA Modern Jazz Series) - jazz
  • Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland (self-released) [04-02] - country [***]
  • Hope Dunbar: You Let the Light In (self-released) [11-19] - country [**]
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (West Hill) [02-12] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: Unity (577) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: The Bright Awakening (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Bruno Duplant/Frederic Tentelier: Nocturnes (3 Etudes) (Inexhaustible Editions) - jazz
  • Duo Libertaire: Hint of Monk (Intrication) - jazz
  • Danielle Durack: No Place () [01-15] - indie pop
  • Kelman Duran: Night in Tijuana (Scorpio Red)
  • Duran Duran: Future Past () [10-22] - synthpop
  • Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (Alchemy) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Dusky: Joy ()
  • Dvne: Etemen Aenka () [03-19] - prog metal
  • DVSN & Ty Dolla $ign: Cheers to the Best Memories () [08-20] - r&b
  • John Dwyer/Nick Murray/Brad Caulkins/Greg Coates/Tom Dolas: Witch Egg (Rock Is Hell) - jazz
  • Dwyer/Sawyer/Kerlin/Dolas/Caulkins/alone/Rodriguez/Boye/Soubiran/Myers-Ionita/Renteria: Moon Drenched (Castle Face)
  • Dying Wish: Fragments of a Bitter Memory () [10-01] - metalcore
  • Jordan Dykstra/Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Joe Dyson: Look Within (self-released) - jazz
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Jason Eady: To the Passage of Time () - country
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: JT (New West) [01-04] - country [A-]
  • Eartheater: Phoenix: La Petite Mort Edition (PAN)
  • Anderson East: Maybe We Never Die (Elektra) [08-20]
  • Dave East & Harry Fraud: Hoffa () [07-30] - hip-hop
  • East Axis [Matthew Shipp/Allen Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray]: Cool With That (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A]
  • Gerry Eastman Trio: Trust Me (self-released) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Asun Eastwood & Finn: The SOUL () - hip-hop
  • Easy Life: Life's a Beach (Island) [05-28] - indie pop
  • Silke Eberhard Trio: Being the Up and Down (Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Adventures of the Wildflower (L&H Production -2CD) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Eckman: Where the Spirit Rests () [06-04]
  • Rachel Eckroth: The Garden (Rainy Days) [09-03] - jazz
  • Editrix: Tell Me I'm Bad ()
  • Edward II: Dancing Tunes (Cadiz Music) [03-12]
  • Donald Edwards: The Color of Us Suite (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek: Staying in Touch (Stunt) [07-09] - jazz
  • Zoe Efstathiou/Oda Dyrnes: Kyaness (Allekung) - jazz
  • Efterklang: Windflowers (City Slang) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Moka Efti Orchestra: Erstausgabe (Six Degrees) - jazz
  • Mathias Eick: When We Leave (ECM) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Hymn for Hope (Hemli) - jazz
  • Eilien: Digital Lovers (Genot Centre) [05-09]
  • Billie Eilish: Happer Than Ever (Interscope) [07-30] - pop [A-]
  • Tomas R Einarsson: Latinball I Buðardal (Lucky -20) - jazz
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Bloodletting (Out of Your Head) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Bent Ring (Dear Life) [11-05] - jazz
  • Douwe Eisenga: Open (V2) - jazz
  • Ekoda: Dissociation (Noonesu)
  • El Michaels Affair: Yeti Season () [03-26] - psychedelic pop
  • Elbow: Flying Dream 1 (Polydor) [11-19]
  • Jorge Elbrecht: Presentable Corpse 002 () [05-28]
  • Elder Island: Swimming Static (Elder Island) [05-28] - art pop
  • Dorian Electra: My Agenda ()
  • Electric Jalaba: El Hal (Strut) -
  • Electric Youth & Pilotpriest: Come True (Waxwork/Milan)
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Eleventh Dream Day: Since Grazed () [04-02]
  • Danny Elfman: Big Mess (Anti-) [06-11] - art rock
  • Elhae: Aura III ()
  • Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror (Candid) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Elizabeth & the Catapult: Sincerely, E ()
  • Elkka: Euphoric Melodies (Technicolour -EP) [05-21] - house [**]
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue (Edition) [09-30] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Erick Arc Elliott: Future Proof () [01-22] - hip-hop
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Rufus Isabel Elliot: A/am/ams (Come Ashore, Turn Over) (Glarc)
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18: Mas (Banana & Louie) [02-26]
  • John Ellis/Adam Levy/Glenn Patscha: Say It Quiet (Sunnyside) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Barbara Ellison: CyberSongs (Unsounds) [02-27] - jazz
  • Pete Ellman Big Band: For Pete's Ache (One Too Tree) - jazz
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: The Other Shore (Outnote) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Elusive: Nu Nu (World Galaxy Alpha Pup)
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse -22) [2022-02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Emanative & Liz Elensky: The Volume of the light ()
  • Emanuel: Alt Therapy (Universal)
  • Ember With Orrin Evans: No One Is Any One (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Embryo: Auf Auf (Madlib Invazion) [11-08] -
  • Vincent Neil Emerson: Vincent Neil Emerson (La Honda) [06-25] - country [A-]
  • Dzijan Emin & the Magical Orchestra: Live in Ohrid (ZJM) - jazz
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope -20) [2020-12-18] - pop rap [***]
  • Signe Emmeluth: Hi Hello I'm Signe (Relative Pitch) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Employed to Serve: Conquering (Spinefarm) [09-17] - metalcore
  • Empyrium: Uber Den Sternen () [02-26] - dark folk
  • Erin Enderlin: Barroom Mirrors EP (Black Crow Productions -EP) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Endless Boogie: Admonitiions (No Quarter) [11-12] - blues rock
  • Enhyphen: Border: Carnival (Belift Lab)
  • Enji: Ursgal () [06-25]
  • Enny: Under Twenty Five (FAMM)
  • Ensemble 0/Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Sub Rosa) [02-12] - minimalism [***]
  • Enumclaw: Jimbo Demo (Youth Riot -EP) [04-30] - grunge
  • Equiknoxx: Basic Tools (Equiknoxx Music) [08-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Equiknoxx: Equiknoxx Meets Feel Free Hi Fi (Digital Sting) [03-26] - dancehall
  • Noga Erez: Kids (City Slang) [03-26] - electropop [***]
  • Katharina Ernst: Le Temps (Trost/Ventil) - jazz
  • Alejandro Escovedo: La Cruzada ()
  • Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (Sounderscore) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Esoctrilihum: Dy'th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath ()
  • Espanto: Cemento ()
  • EST Gee: Bigger Than Life or Death (CMG/Warlike/Interscope) [07-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ethereal Shroud: Trisagion () [12-10] - atmospheric black metal
  • Euphorium Freakestra: Soundz Offfe Drzk Wahuh (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Evanescence: The Bitter Truth () [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Alan Evans Trio: Elephant Head (Vintage League Music)
  • Falkner Evans: Invisible Words (CAP) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Eve 6: Grim Value () [06-24]
  • Every Time I Die: Radical (Epitaph) [10-22] - metalcore
  • Sam Evian: Time to Melt (Fat Possum) [10-29]
  • Evidence: Unlearning Vol 1 (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [06-25] - hip-hop
  • Evile: Hell Unleashed ()
  • Evripidis and His Tragedies: Neos Kosmos ()
  • Ex Deo: The Thirteen Years of Nero ()
  • EXEK: Good Thing They Ripped the Carpet ()
  • The Exit Bags: Tower of Quiet () [10-22] - avant folk
  • Exodus: Persona Non Grata ()
  • Explosions in the Sky: Big Bend [An Original Soundtrack for Public Television] (Temporary Residence)
  • EX:RE: With 12 Ensemble ()
  • Eyehategod: A History of Nomadic Behavior () [03-12] - sludge metal
  • Eyevin Nonet: Thomas Chapin III: Unearthed (Corne De Brume) - jazz
  • Fabulous Red Diesel: The Queensbury Sessions (Priestless) [07-30] - jazz
  • FACS: Present Tense (Trouble in Mind) [05-21] - experimental rock
  • Facta: Blush (Wisdom Teeth) [04-02] - ambient house
  • FAFF: The Last Piglette (Kouncil Cat)
  • Joe Fahey: February on Ice (Rough Fish) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Fail Better!: The Fall (JACC) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Failure: Wild Type Droid () [12-03]
  • Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble: Different Roots (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Marianne Faithfull With Warren Ellis: She Walks in Beauty (BMG) [04-30] - spoken word [**]
  • Fake Fruit: Fake Fruit (Rocks in Your Head)
  • Chet Faker: Hotel Surrender () [07-16] - downtempo
  • Roger Fakhr: Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk) - jazz
  • Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture: Badiare EP () [11-05]
  • Familiar Action: Familiar Action () [05-06]
  • Family Plan: Family Plan (Endectomorph Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Famous: The Valley () [05-28] - post-punk
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango) [09-10] - Romanian [A-]
  • The Fantastics!: Take a Shot (BBE)
  • Fantomes: It's OK ( ) [02-26]
  • Alon Farber: Hagiga: Reflecting on Freedom (Origin) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Andy Farber and His Orchestra: Early Blue Evening (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Farhot: Kabul Fire Vol 2 (Kabul Fire) -
  • Farmer Dave & the Wizards of the West: FDWOW (Curation) [01-22] - space rock
  • Joe Farnsworth: City of Sound (Smoke Sessions) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard: Once (Talitres) [04-30]
  • Farruko: La 167 (Sony Music Latin) [10-01] - Latin pop
  • Joey Fatts: G Way 2 () - hip-hop
  • Hernani Faustino: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (Don Giovanni) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Fauzia: Flashes in Time () [02-05] - hypnagogic pop
  • Fear Factory: Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - industrial metal
  • Fears: Oiche () [05-07]
  • Lorraine Feather: My Own Particular Life (Relarion) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Rory Feek: Gentle Man (Gaither Music Group) [06-18] - country [***]
  • Thomas Fehlmann: Boser Herbst (Kompakt) [04-09] - ambient [A-]
  • Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic (Outside In Music) [04-09] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Feinberg: Hard Times (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Jared Feinman: Love Is an Obstacle (West of Philly) [02-12] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • The Felice Brothers: From Dreams to Dust (Yep Roc) [09-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) [10-08] - heartland rock [*]
  • RAP Ferreira: Bob's Son: RAP Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel (Ruby Yacht) [01-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • RAP Ferreira: The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures (Ruby Yacht) [11-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Sierra Ferrell: Long Time Coming (Rounder) [08-20] - country [A-]
  • Andre Ferreri Quintetto: Numero Uno (Laser) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Feu! Chatterton: Palais D'Argile (Caroline) [03-12] - art pop
  • Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (Run for Cover) [05-21] - emo [*]
  • Joe Fiedler's "Open Sesame": Fuzzy and Blue (Multiphonics) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Field Music: Flat White Moon (Memphis Industries) [04-23] - prog pop
  • Field Works: Cedars (Temporary Residence) [03-05]
  • Alvin Fielder/David Drove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith: The Very Cup of Trembling (Astral Spirits) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Ruby Fields: Been Doin' It for a Bit (self-released) [09-24] - indie rock
  • Fievel Is Glauque: God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess (La Loi) - Plunderphonics
  • Fightmilk: Contender (Reckless Yes)
  • Figmore: Jumbo Street (Fresh Selects) [03-18] - funk
  • Diego Figueiredo: Antarctica (Arbors) - jazz
  • Figure of Speech: Figure of Speech? (B-Block)
  • Dominique Fils-Aime: Three Little Words (En Soul)
  • FilthyDirty: The Rise and Fall of Blasphemouth (Cracked Ankles)
  • Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (Moshi Moshi) [02-26] - steel pan [A-]
  • Fine Place: Flat White Moon (Night School) [11-19]
  • Robert Finley: Sharecropper's Son (Easy Eye Sound) [05-21] - blues [***]
  • Finneas: Optimist () [10-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Fire!: Defeat (Rune Grammofon) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Fire-Toolz: Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain) [10-15] - avant metal
  • Firm Roots Duo [Chris White/Lara Driscoll]: Firm Roots (Firm Roots Music) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Samantha Fish: Faster (Rounder) [09-10]
  • Conrad Fisher: Homemade () - country
  • Marsha Fisher: New Ruins (Full Spectrum)
  • Willy Fishman: ¡Guachi Guau! ()
  • Fiver: Fiver With the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition ()
  • Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill: In the Game () [09-10]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Odin) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz
  • Flatland Cavalry: Welcome to Countryland (self-released) [07-02] - country [*]
  • The Flatland Quartet: Songs From the Urban Forest (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • The Flatlanders: Treasure of Love (Rack 'Em) [07-09] - country [***]
  • Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (Renew) [09-10] - bluegrass [*]
  • Flee Lord: Delgado (LordMobb) [08-27] - hip-hop
  • Flee Lord & DJ Muggs: Rammellzee (Soul Assassins) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • The Fleshtones: Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Yep Roc) [02-26]
  • Flight Facilities: Forever () [11-12] - nu-disco
  • Dave Flippo: Dedications: Jazz From Planet Flippo (Oppilf) - jazz
  • Floatie: Voyage Out (Exploding in Sound)
  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (Luaka Bop) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Flock of Dimes: Head of Roses (Sub Pop) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Flow Trio With Joe McPhee: Winter Garden (ESP-Disk) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Flowerpornoes: Morgenstimmung ()
  • Roman Flugel: Eating Darkness ()
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul/Jacob Felix Heule/Kanoko Nishi-Smith: Non-Dweller (Humbler) - jazz
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul/Matteo Liberatore/Joanna Mattrey/Ava Mendoza: Death in the Gilded Age (Tripticks Tapes) [08-13] - jazz
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Threshold (Relative Pitch) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Flukten: Velkommen Hap (Odin) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Flying Lotus: Yasuke [Music From the Netflix Original Anime Series] (Warp) [10-01] - ambient [**]
  • The Flying Luttenbachers: Negative Infinity (UgExplode) [07-09] - jazz
  • Flying Raccoon Suit: Afterglow (self-released) [03-19] - indie rock
  • Flyjack: Pan Am (Big Indie)
  • John Francis Flynn: I Would Not Live Always () [07-30]
  • Johnny Flynn & Robert Macfarlane: Lost in the Cedar Wood () [05-14] - folk
  • Flyte: This Is Really Going to Hurt () [04-09] - indie folk
  • Flyying Colours: Fantasy Country ()
  • Focalistic: President Ya Straata ()
  • Focusyear Band 2021: Bosque (Neuklang) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Fluisteraars: Gegrepen Door De Geest Der Zielsontluiking (Eisenwald)
  • Folamour: The Journey () [06-18]
  • Sue Foley: Pinky's Blues (Stony Plain) [10-22] - blues [A-]
  • Tim Foljahn: I Dreamed a Dream (Cart/House) [05-07]
  • Foo Fighters: Medicine at Midnight (RCA) [02-05] - alt/indie
  • Foodman: Yasuragi Land () [07-09] - IDM
  • For Those I Love: For Those I Love (September) [03-26] [***]
  • For Your Health: In Spite Of (Twelve Gauge) [02-12] - screamo
  • Robben Ford: Pure (Ear) - jazz
  • Adam Forkelid: 1st Movement (Prophone) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • Bruce Forman With John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Reunion! (B4Man Music) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads (Out of Your Head) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Formanek: Imperfect Measures (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Foster/Ben Bennett: Contractions (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Four Tet: Parallel (Text -20) [2020-12-25] - electronic [***]
  • Foushee: Time Machine () - r&b
  • Fox: Squang Dangs in the Key of Vibes () [07-02]
  • Rodger Fox Big Band: Plays New Zealand (TBone) - jazz
  • Zack Fox: Shut the Fuck Up Talking to Me ()
  • Foxing: Draw Down the Moon (Hopeless) [08-06] - alt/indie
  • Chloe Foy: Where Shall We Begin (self-released) [06-11] - chamber pop
  • Fractal Universe: The Impassable Horizon ()
  • Joel Frahm: The Bright Side (Anzic) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Nils Frahm: Graz (Erased Tapes) [03-29]
  • Peter Frampton: Peter Frampton Forgets the Words (UMe) [04-23]
  • Thiago Franca: The Importance of Being Espetacular (Mais Um Discos)
  • Mulo Francel: Mountain Melody (GLM) [10-15] - jazz
  • James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note) [05-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Dylan Francis: Happy Machine ()
  • Francois & the Atlas Mountains: Banane Bleue () [02-26] - French pop
  • Henry Fraser/John McCowen/Sam Weinberg: Thip (Tripticks Tapes) - jazz
  • Nick Fraser Quartet: If There Were No Opposites (Ezz-Thetics) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • The Fratellis: Half Drunk Under a Full Moon () [04-02] - indie rock
  • Rosie Frater-Taylor: Bloom () [06-04]
  • Mabe Fratti: Sera Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos () [06-25] - ambient pop
  • Fraxinus: Position [Displacement] (Powerplant) - club music
  • Aaron Frazer: Introducing . . . (Dead Oceans) [01-08] - pop soul
  • Pia Fraus: Now You Know It Still Feels the Same (Seksound)
  • Fred Again: Actual Life (April 14-December 17 2020) (Atlantic) [04-16] - UK bass [**]
  • Fred Again: Actual Life (February 2-October 15 2021) (Atlantic) [11-19] - UK bass [**]
  • Fredo: Money Can't Buy Happiness () [01-29] - UK hip-hop
  • Fredo: Independence Day () [08-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Fredson: Nothing but Night (self-released) [10-22] [*]
  • Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler (Origin) [05-21] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dori Freeman: Ten Thousand Roses (Blue Hens Music) [09-10] - country [*]
  • Freiburger Barockorchester/Gottfried Von Der Goltz: Beethoven: Symphony No 7 (Harmonia Mundi) - classical
  • Amaro Freitas: Sankofa (Far Out) - jazz
  • Fresh: The Summer I Got Good at Guitar () [04-30] - emo
  • Stephen Fretwell: Busy Guy (Speedy Wunderground) [07-16]
  • Fricky: Fricktion ()
  • Erik Friedlander: Sentinel (Skipstone -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Friends & Neighbors: The Earth Is # (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • David Friesen & Bob Ravenscroft: Passage (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • David Friesen: Day of Rest (Origin) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Conny Frischauf: Die Drift (Bureau B) [01-15]
  • Frisque Concordance: Distinct Machinery (Random Acoustics -2CD) [02-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Frith Trio With Lotte Anker/Susana Santos Silva: Road (Intakt -2CD) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Romulo Froes: Agora E Minha Voz: Um Labirinto Em Cade Pe () - Brazil
  • Romulo Froes: Agora E Minha Voz: Calado () - Brazil
  • Frog of Earth: Frog of Earth (Wherethetimegoes)
  • Frost: Day and Age () [05-14]
  • Frozen Soul: Crypt of Ice () [01-08] - death metal
  • Fryars: God Melodies () [07-16] - art pop
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz [B]
  • Fruit Bats: The Pet Parade (Merge) [03-05] - indie pop
  • Fucked Up: Year of the Horse () [05-07] - post-hardcore
  • Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (Libra) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake (Libra) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Piano Music (Libra) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Masayoshi Fujita: Bird Ambience (Erased Tapes) [05-28]
  • Shinya Fukumori: Another Story (Nagalu) - jazz
  • Full of Hell: Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse) [10-01] - deathgrind
  • Champian Fulton: Live From Lockdown (Champian) [09-14] - vocal jazz
  • Maxine Funke: Seance (A Colorful Storm) [07-16]
  • Funky DL: Jazz Dust (Washington Classics)
  • Fur: When You Walk Away () [11-05] - pop
  • Ezra Furman: Sex Education: Songs From Season 3 (Bella Union -EP) [09-17] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Futari [Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito]: Beyond (Libra) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Futari [Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito]: Underground (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Louis Futon: Couchsurfing () - electronic
  • Fuubutsushi: Yamawarau (Cached Media)
  • FYI Chris: Earth Scum () [03-05] - breakbeat
  • Gus G: Quantum Leap ()
  • Jayda G: DJ Kicks (!K7) [05-14] - electronic
  • Karol G: KG0516 (Universal Music Latin) [03-26] - Latin pop
  • Polo G: Hall of Fame (Columbia/Only Dreamers Achieve) [06-11] - hip-hop [*]
  • GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (Karma Chief/Alligator) [08-20] - blues [**]
  • Gaadge: Yeah? (Crafted Sounds) [03-19]
  • Marta Gabriel: Metal Queens (Listenable) [07-16] - metal
  • Gabriels: Bloodline () [12-03] - neo-soul
  • Steve Gadd Band: At Blue Note Tokyo (BFM Jazz) [04-02] - jazz
  • Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Imposter () [11-12]
  • Gajanas: Cihkkojuvvon (Bafe's Factory) [02-06] -
  • Gallant: Neptune () - r&b
  • Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: A View Through a Slot (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Galvanizer: Prying Sight of Imperception ()
  • Lee Gamble: Flush Real Pharynx 2019-2021 (Hyperdub) [09-10] - electronic
  • Slava Ganelin/Alexey Kruglov/Oleg Yudanov: Access Point (Losen) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Garage A Trois: Calm Down Cologne (Royal Potato Family) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Garbage: No Gods No Masters (Infectious Music) [06-11] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Angelica Garcia: Echo Electrico ()
  • Daniel Garcia Trio: Via De La Plata (ACT) [09-24] - jazz
  • Nubya Garcia: Source ++ We Move (Concord Jazz) [10-22] - jazz [B]
  • Derrick Gardner and the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (Impact Jazz -20) [2020-07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Drew Gardner: Drew Gardner (Eiderdown) [03-05]
  • Garfo: Garfo (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Kenny Garrett: Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Gus Garside & Herve Perez: The Unexpected Visitor (577) - jazz
  • Jocelyn Garth: Tell Him I Said Hello () - jazz
  • Orla Gartland: Woman on the Internet (New Friends Music) [08-20] - indie pop
  • Gatecreeper: An Unexpected Reality () [01-15] - death metal
  • Kevin Gates: Only the Generals Pt II () [02-19] - hip-hop
  • Stephen Gauci/Santiago Leibson/Shawn Lovato/Colin Hinton: Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic -20) - jazz
  • Bertrand Gauguet/John Tilbury: Contre-Courbes (Akousis) [03-01] - jazz
  • Ben LaMar Gay: Open Arms to Open Us (International Anthem) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England (NYX Collective) [03-19] - post-industrial
  • Gazo: Drill FR () [02-26]
  • GBSR Duo With Mira Benjamin: Barbara Monk Feldman: Verses (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • GCOM: E2-XO ()
  • Geese: Projector (Partisan) [10-29] - indie rock
  • Gel: Violent Closure (-EP)
  • Sam Gendel: Fresh Bread (Leaving) [02-26] - jazz
  • Sam Gendel/Sam Wilkes: Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar/More Songs (Leaving) [07-21] - jazz
  • Sam Gendel/Josiah Steinbrick: Mouthfeel/Serene (Full Bloom) [05-21] - jazz
  • Sam Gendel & Antonia Cytrynowicz: Live a Little (Psychic Hotline) [05-13] - jazz
  • Myriam Gendron: Ma Delire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found (Feeding Tube) [10-01] - folk [**]
  • The Generations Quartet [Dave Liebman/Billy Test/Evan Gregor/Ian Froman]: Invitation (Albert Murray/John Aveni) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon (Relapse) [03-26] - progressive metal
  • Tommy Genesis: Goldilocks X () [09-10] - pop rap
  • Genn: Liminal () [03-30]
  • Leo Genovese: Sin Tiempo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Virginia Genta: Suono Non Buono (Troglosound/Townlathe) - jazz
  • Gentleman's Dub Cub: Down to Earth () [03-19]
  • Claire George: The Land Beyond the Light (Cascine) [05-21] - pop
  • Kazemde George: I Insist (Greenleaf Music) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Aaron Germain: Bell Projections (Aaron Germain Music) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Germann: Tales of Time (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Gerrard/Jules Maxwell/James Chapman: Burn (Atlantic Curve)
  • Justin Gerstin: Music for the Exploration of Elusive Phenomena (Zabap Music) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: Sofia Gubaidulina: Nelson + Repin ()
  • Jim Ghedi: In the Furrows of Common Place (Basin Rock) [01-22] - folk
  • Ghlow: Slash and Burn () [04-02] - industrial rock
  • Ghost of Vroom: Ghost of Vroom 1 (Mod Y Vi) [03-18] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Ghost Rhythms: Spectral Music (Cuneiform) [11-19] - experimental [B-]
  • Ghetts: Conflict of Interest (Warner) [02-19] - grime [*]
  • Giant Claw: Mirror Guide () [05-14] - prog electronic
  • Yohan Giaume: Whisper of a Shadow (Life Celebration Project) - jazz
  • Barry Gibb: Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1 (Capitol) [01-08] - adult conteporary
  • Billy F Gibbons: Hardware (Concord) [06-04] - southern rock
  • Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios: Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Debbie Gibson: The Body Remembers ()
  • Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) [04-09] - folk [***]
  • Sean Michael Giddings: Red Willow (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • (G)I-DLE: I Burn (Cube Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Gift of Gab: Finding Inspiration Somehow (Nature Sounds) [09-10] - hip-hop [A]
  • Paul Gilbert: Werewolves of Portland ()
  • Behn Gillece: Still Doing Our Thing (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth: Utopian Ashes (Silvertone) [07-02] - chamber pop
  • Zozo Ginsburg: Blue Mountains (self-released)
  • Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: Impulso Tanguero (Tiger Turn) [05-28] - tango [B]
  • Girl in Red: If I Could Make It Go Quiet (AWAL) [04-30] - indie pop [***]
  • Bendik Giske: Cracks (Smalltown Supersound) [08-27]
  • Giveon: When It's All Said and Done . . . Take Time ()
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Forgotten City (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Circulasione Totale) - jazz
  • The GJQ: The GJQ ()
  • John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (PLZ Make It Ruins) [07-30] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Glaive: All Dogs Go to Heaven ()
  • Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu -20) - jazz
  • Will Glaser: Some Drum Sounds (self-released) - jazz
  • Glok: Pattern Recognition (Bytes) [10-15]
  • Nicole Glover: Strange Lands (Savant) - jazz
  • Glume: The Internet () [04-30] - synthpop
  • Dobet Gnahore: Couleur ()
  • Gnod: La Mort Du Sens (Rocket) [11-05] - noise rock
  • The Go! Team: Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries) [07-02] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: Ways of Hearing () [10-30]
  • Goat Girl: On All Fours (Rough Trade) [01-29] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • The Gobs: 1-2-3-4!! () - punk
  • God Body Disconnect: The Dormancy (Cryo Chamber)
  • The God Fahim & Your Old Droog: Tha Wolf on Wall St (Monogoloid Banks) - hip-hop
  • God's Hate: God's Hate (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: G_d's Pee at State's End (Consetllation) [04-02] - post-rock [*]
  • Charles Wesley Godwin: How the Mighty Fall (self-released) [11-05] - country [*]
  • Matthias Goerne/Seong-Jin Cho: In Abendrot: Wagner, Pfitzner, Strauss () [04-16] - classical
  • Gojira: Fortitude (Roadrunner) [04-30] - death metal
  • Issa Gold: Tempus (Overland Hills) - hip-hop
  • Goldband: Betaalbare Romantiek ()
  • Ben Goldberg: Everything Happens to Be (BAG Productions) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Goldberg: In Good Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Golden Brown: Gems and Minerals (self-released) [10-22]
  • Binker Golding/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Moon Day (Byrd Out) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Golden Child: Game Changer () [08-02]
  • The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade: The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade (Nomad Eel) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Vivien Goldman: Next Is Now () [08-13]
  • The John Goldsby Trio: Segment (Basic Lion Music -20) - jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Even to This Day . . . Movement One: Inoculations for Orchestra and Soloists (Ninewinds/PfMentum) - jazz
  • The Vinny Golia Quartet: Left, Outside . . . ! (Nine Winds -19) [2019-11-30] - jazz
  • Ruth Goller: Skylla (Vula Viel)
  • Selena Gomez: Revelacion (Interscope) [03-12] - Latin pop
  • Gone to Color: Gone to Color (self-released)
  • Neil Gonsalves Trio: Blessings and Blues (self-released) - jazz
  • Brock Gonyea: Where My Heart Is EP () - country
  • Benito Gonzalez: Sing to the World (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • Dayramir Gonzalez: Tributo A Juan Formell & Los Van Van (Producciones Abdala) [09-03] - jazz
  • Dennis Gonzalez & Yusef Komunyakaa: Herido: Live at St James Cathedral, Chicago (1999, 8th Harmonic Breakdown) - jazz [***]
  • Jose Gonzalez: Local Valley (Mute) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Lucy Gooch: Rain's Break () [06-25] - ambient pop
  • The Good People: The Greater Good () - hip-hop
  • Goodbye World: At Death's Door (Youth Attack)
  • Matthew Goodheart/Jon Raskin/Vladimir Tarasov: Goodheart Raskin Tarasov Trio (Temescal) - jazz
  • The Goon Sax: Mirror II (Matador) [07-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • Felipe Gordon: A Landscape Onomatopeya ()
  • Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction (ArtistShare) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Gore: The Third Chimpanzee () [01-29] - electronic
  • Gorgon City: Olympia () [06-25] - prog house
  • Gorillaz: Meanwhile () [08-26] - dub
  • Bob Gorry/Pete Brunelli/Peter Riccio: GoBruCcio (NHIC) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gotham [Talib Kweli & Diamond D]: Gotham () - hip-hop
  • Victor Gould: In Our Time (Blue Room Music) - jazz
  • Renee Goust: Planet Her ()
  • Dino Govoni: Hiding in Plain Sight (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Julia Govor: Winter Mute (Jujuka -EP) [04-30] - techno [**]
  • Gov't Mule: Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy) [11-12]
  • Gowe: Jazznight () - hip-hop
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Grandbrothers: All the Unknown () [01-15] - post-minimalism
  • Grandmas House: Grandmas House () [10-15]
  • John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) [06-25] - synthpop
  • Grasscut: Overwinter (Lo) [02-12]
  • Pasquale Grasso: Pasquale Plays Duke (Sony Masterworks) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Pasquale Grasso: Solo Ballads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble: Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert de Joode/Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Grave Flowers Bongo Band: Strength of Spring (Castle Face) [04-30]
  • Cameron Graves: Seven (Mack Avenue) [02-10] - jazz [B-]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Devin Gray/Ralph Alessi/Angelica Sanchez: Melt All the Guns (Rataplan -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina: Pendulum (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina's Square Peg: Klotski (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Andrew Green: Dime Dancing: The Music of Steely Dan (Shifting Paradigm -20) - jazz
  • Colleen Green: Cool (Hardly Art) [09-10] - indie pop [**]
  • Green Lung: Black Harvest (Svart)
  • Green-House: Music for Living Spaces () [05-07] - ambient
  • Jacques Greene: ANTH01 () - electronic
  • The Greenway Group: 65 St Marks Ploace (Some One Too) - jazz
  • Jonny Greenwood: Spencer (Mercury KX)
  • Peter Gregson: Patina (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Tom Grennan: Evering Road () [03-12] - pop soul
  • Anna Greta: Nightjar in the Northern Sky (ACT) [10-29] - vocal jazz
  • Charlotte Greve: Sediments We Move (New Amsterdam) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Staci Griesbach: My George Jones Songbook (Staci Griesbach Music) - vocal jazz
  • The Grid/Fripp: Leviathan () [06-25]
  • Griff: One Foot in Front of the Other (Warner) [06-18] - electropop
  • Grip: I Died for This!? () [08-27] - hip-hop
  • The Grip Weeds: DiG () [11-12]
  • Griz: Rainbow Brain () - electronic
  • Tee Grizzley: Built for Whatever (300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth (RR Gems -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Union (Dreamland) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grosso: Pasquale Plays Duke (Sony Masterworks) - jazz
  • Ground: Ozunu (Chill Mountain) [05-05]
  • Grouper: Shade (Kranky) [10-22] - folk [*]
  • Growing: Diptych (Silver Current) [04-30]
  • G-Space: The Path of Least Resistance () - electronic
  • Guapdad 4000 & !llmind: 1176 (Paradise Rising) [03-19] - hip-hop
  • Guardian Singles: Guardian Singles (Trouble in Mind)
  • Gucci Mane: Ice Daddy (Atlantic) - hip-hop
  • Guedra Guedra: Vexillology (On the Corner) [03-12] - juke [**]
  • Guided by Voices: Earth Man Blues (GBV) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (GBV) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: Ego () - hip-hop
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet: L'Epaisseur De L'Air (Thin Wrist) - jazz
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet/Will Guthrie: Electric Rag (Ali Buh Baeh/Editions Memoirs) - jazz
  • Gully Boys: Favorite Son ()
  • The Gun Club: Fire of Love ()
  • Noah Gundersen: A Pillar of Salt (Cooking Vinyl) [10-08]
  • Russell Gunn & the Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra: The Sirius Mystery Opus 4 No 1 (Ropeadope) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Shannon Gunn: On a Mountain () - jazz
  • Steve Gunn: Other You (Matador) [08-27] - folk rock
  • Gustaf: Audio Drag for Ego Slobs (Royal Mountain) [10-01]
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electric Waves (Astral Spirits -EP) [05-14] - jazz
  • Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Mickey Guyton: Remember Her Name (Capitol Nashville) [09-24] - country [***]
  • GWSN: The Other Side of the Moon (The Wave Music) - K-pop
  • Junior H: $ad Boyz 4 Life ()
  • Chung Ha: Querencia ()
  • Steve Hackett: Surrender of Silence (Inside Out) [09-10]
  • Haftbefehl: Das Schwarze Album ()
  • Tim Hagans/NDR Bigband: A Conversation (Waiting Moon) [06-04] - jazz
  • Noah Haidu/Buster Williams/Billy Hart: Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett (Sunnyside) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Haiku Salut: The Hill, the Light, the Ghost (Secret Name) [08-27] - folktronica
  • Luke Haines: Setting the Dogs on the Post Punk Postman (Cherry Red) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Haiyti: Mieses Leben ()
  • Half Waif: Mythopoetics (Anti-) [07-09] - art pop
  • Jared Hall: Seen on the Scene (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Rich Halley/Dan Clucas/Clyde Reed/Carson Halley: Boomslang (Pine Eagle) [12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • The Halluci Nation: One More Saturday Night (Radicalized) [07-30] - electronic [***]
  • Halsey: If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Judith Hamann: Days Collapse (Another Timbre -20) - jazz
  • Anthony Hamilton: Love Is the New Black () - r&b
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Merry & Bright (Capri) [11-19] - Christmas [U]
  • Scott Hamilton/Duke Robillard: Swingin' Again (Blue Duchess) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Hammill: In Translation (Fie!)
  • Hammock: Elsewhere (Hammock Music)
  • Ross Hammond: It's Been Here All Along (Prescott) [10-23] - jazz
  • Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Hope (Prescott) - jazz
  • Connie Han: Pretty Woman () - jazz
  • Hand Habits: Fun House (Saddle Creek) [10-22] - singer-songwriter
  • Cory Hanson: Pale Horse Rider (Drag City) [04-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Haptic: Weird Undying Annihilation (Notice)
  • Hard Feelings: Hard Feelings (Domino)
  • The Hard Ons: I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken ()
  • Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (Anti-) [11-05] - soul [***]
  • Harker: Axiom (Wiretap) [04-23]
  • Danny L Harle: Harlecore (Mad Decent) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Jack Harlow: That's What They All Say (Generation Now/Atlantic -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop
  • Harmony Woods: Graceful Rage ()
  • Sinead Harnett: Ready Is Always Too Late () [05-21] - r&b
  • Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Entertainment) [01-04] - jazz [*]
  • Allan Harris: Kate's Soulfood (Love Productions) [02-12] - jazz
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Corey Harris: Insurrection Blues (CRS) [11-17] - blues [**]
  • Hutch Harris: Suck Up All the Oxygen (self-released -EP) [10-13] - indie rock [**]
  • Zacc Harris Group: Small Wonders (Shifting Paradigm)
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • Chapel Hart: The Girls Are Back in Town (self-released) [08-28] - country [*]
  • John Hart: Checkmate (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Courtney Hartman: Glade (Reckoner) [11-05] - folk
  • Harvey Dug: Nu Grip (Harvey_Dug) [05-31] - hip-hop
  • George Haslam/Joao Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (Slam -20) [2020-04-20] - jazz [***]
  • John Hasselback III: Entrance (self-released) - jazz
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Late Spring (Gearbox) [04-07]
  • Juliana Hatfield: Blood (American Laundromat) [05-14] - indie rock
  • Dave Hause: Blood Harmony ()
  • Havana Swim Club: Havana Swim Club (self-released)
  • Irena and Vojtech Havlovi: Melodies in the Sand (Melody as Truth) [03-05] - ambient
  • Hamish Hawk: Heavy Elevator (Assal) [09-17]
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Hawthonn: Earth Mirror (Ba Da Bing!)
  • Mayer Hawthorne: Rare Changes () - r&b
  • Colin Hay: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself () [08-06]
  • Yoshinori Hayashi: Pulse of Defiance (Smalltown Supersound) [04-09] - jungle
  • Louis Hayes: Crisis (Savant) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff (Monument -EP) [06-04] - country [**]
  • Hayley and the Crushers: Fun Sized (Rum Bar)
  • Rip Hayman: Waves: Real and Imagined (Recital) [06-04] - new age
  • Max Haymer: Whirlwind: Live at Sam First (Emerald City -20) - jazz
  • Graham Haynes vs Submerged: Echolocation (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz/electronics [A-]
  • Kevin Hays/Ben Street/Billy Hart: All Things Are (Smoke Sessions) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Lou Hayter: Private Sunshine (Skint) [05-28] - sophisti-pop
  • Miho Hazama: Imaginary Visions (Edition) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (Chant) [09-14] - jazz [**]
  • Headie One: Too Loyal for My Own Good () [10-01] - UK hip-hop
  • Hearth: Melt (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Heartless Bastards: A Beautiful Life () [09-10]
  • James Heather: Modulations EP2 () [05-28]
  • Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Hertenstein: Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Thomas Heberer: The Day That Is (Sunnyside) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Houeida Hedfi: Fleuves De L'Ame () [11-19]
  • Nico Hedley: Painterly (Whatever's Clever) [09-03]
  • Song Heejin: Soda (WatchaMusic) - K-pop
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell (Get Better) [01-22]
  • Helado Negro: Far In (4AD) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Sylvaine Helary: Glowing Life (Ayler -20) - jazz
  • David Helbock: The New Cool (ACT Music) [03-26] - jazz [*]
  • Hellish Form: Remains ()
  • Hello Cosmos: Golden Dirt (Cosmic Glue)
  • Hello Psychaleppo: Jismal EP ()
  • Helloween: Helloween (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - power metal
  • Helm: Axis (Dais)
  • Amy Helm: What the Flood Leaves Behind () [06-18]
  • Helsinki Chamber Choir/Nils Schweckendiek: Part: Passion () [09-03]
  • Natalie Hemby: Pins and Needles (Fantasy) [10-08] - country [*]
  • Hemi Hemingway: The Lonely Hunter (Pnkslm)
  • Luke Hemmings: When Facing the Things We Turn Away From () [08-13] - pop/rock
  • Hen House: Equaliser () [11-05]
  • Lauren Henderson: Musa (Brontosaurus) [06-11] - jazz
  • Hennessy Six/Colorado Springs Youth Symphony: The Road Less Traveled (Summit) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story (Tiger Turn) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Cory Henry: Best of Me ()
  • HER: Back of My Mind (RCA) [06-18] - r&b [**]
  • Herbert: Musca (Accidental) [10-22]
  • G Herbo: 25 () [07-02] - trap
  • Here Lies Man: Ritual Divination (RidingEasy) [01-22] - stoner rock
  • Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley/Ghost-Note: The Breaks (Decca) [09-03] - orchestral hip-hop [**]
  • Vincent Herring: Preaching to the Choir (Smoke Sessions) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Herskedal: Harbor (Edition) [07-20] - jazz [B]
  • Nikolaj Hess: Spacelab & Strings () - jazz
  • Jana Herzen: Live (Motema) - jazz
  • Dave Heumann: At Heights We Sway, at Depths We Speak ()
  • Hey, Ily!: Internet Breath (Lonely Ghost -EP) [04-30] - shoegaze
  • Lee Hi: 4 Only (AOMG) - K-pop
  • John Hiatt With the Jerry Douglas Band: Leftover Feelings (New West) [05-21] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Lily Hiatt: Lately (New West) [10-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder) [06-25] - neo-soul [*]
  • Lauran Hibberd: Goober () [07-30] - indie rock
  • Dylan Hicks: Accidental Birds (Soft Launch) [06-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • HighSchool: Forever at Last () [11-01]
  • Highway: The Way () - hip-hop
  • Hilang Child: Every Mover () [01-08] - synthpop
  • Hildegard: Hildegard (Section1) [06-04] - UK bass
  • Becky Hill: Only Honest on the Weekend ()
  • Judith Hill: Baby, I'm Hollywood (Regime Music Group)
  • Kacy Hill: Simple, Sweet, and Smiling () [10-15] - synthpop
  • Richard Hill Jr Quintet: The Lost Files () [07-26] - jazz
  • Kent Hilli: The Rumble ()
  • Lisa Hilton: Transparent Sky (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Himra: Ivoire Drill King ()
  • Art Hirahara: Open Sky (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hiraki: Stumbling Through the Walls ()
  • Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite (Telarc) - jazz
  • Midori Hirano: Soniscope () [09-10]
  • Scott Hirsch: Windless Day () [10-08]
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Quietly Blowing It (Merge) [06-25] - Americana [*]
  • Hitra: Transparence (AMP Music) [02-19] - jazz
  • Arthur Hnatek Trio: Static (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Ho99o9: Ho99o9 Presents Territory: Turf Talk Vol 1 () - hip-hop
  • Hoavi: Invariant (Peak Oil) -
  • Carol Hodge: This Crippling Space Between (Midnight Stamp)
  • Rutger Hoedemaekers: The Age of Oddities (FatCat/130701)
  • Christopher Hoffman: Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head) [03-26] - jazz
  • Susanna Hoffs: Bright Lights (Baroque Folk) [11-12]
  • Malcolm Holcombe: Tricks of the Trade () [08-20]
  • The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy (Positive Jams) [02-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Holding Absence: The Greatest Mistake of My Life (SharpTone) [04-16] - alt/indie
  • Holiday Ghosts: North Street Air () [05-21]
  • Dave Holland: Another Land (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Celia Hollander: Timekeeper (Leaving)
  • Gregori Hollis: Landing () - jazz
  • Michael Arthur Holloway: Strange Cargo (self-released) - jazz
  • Holy Holy: Hello My Beautiful World () [08-20]
  • Holy Other: Lieve () [11-19]
  • Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch) [03-05] - Midwest emo
  • Homeboy Sandman: Anjelitu (Mello Music Group -EP) [08-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No 9 () [02-12] - classical
  • Honest Mechanik: Honest Mechanik ()
  • Hooded Menace: The Tritonus Bell ()
  • William Hooker: Big Moon (Org Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Hooveriii: Water for the Frogs (Reverb Appreciation Society)
  • Jon Hopkins: Music for Psychedelic Therapy (Domino) [11-12] - ambient [B]
  • Horizons Quartet: Horizons Quartet (PM) [06-25] - jazz
  • Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: Dear Love (Empress Legacy) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • The Horrors: Lout () [03-12]
  • The Horrors: Against the Blade () [11-05] - industrial rock
  • Makram Aboul Hosn: Transmigrations (self-released) - jazz
  • Francois Houle/Samo Salamon: Unobservable Mysteries (Samo) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Houndmouth: Good for You (Dualtone) [11-05] - indie folk
  • Houseplants: Dry Goods () [09-17]
  • Emma Houton: The Bath (Trapped Animal) [05-21] - electronic
  • Ben Howard: Collections From the Whiteout (Island) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Brittany Howard: Jaime (Reimagined) () [07-23]
  • Joseph Howell Quartet: Live in Japan (Summit) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Howlin' Rain: The Dharma Wheel (Silver Current) [10-08]
  • HRSMN [Canibus/Kurupt/Killah Priest/Ras Kass]: The Last Ride () - hip-hop
  • HTRK: Rhinestones (N&J Blueberries) [09-17] - downtempo [***]
  • David Huckfelt: Room Enough, Time Enough () [02-26]
  • Nick Hudson: Font of Human Fractures (self-released) [04-30]
  • Michael Hudson-Casanova: Echoes of Thought (self-released) - jazz
  • Fana Hues: Hues ()
  • Hulder: Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry ()
  • Human Feel: Speak to It (1996, Songlines) [09-09] - jazz
  • Human Kind: Scintillating Beauty (self-released) - jazz
  • Holly Humberstone: The Walls Are Way Too Thin () [11-12] - indie pop
  • Andrew Hung: Devastations () [06-18]
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter) [12-10] - folk [**]
  • Hurry: Fake Ideas ()
  • Hus Kingpin: Portishus (self-released) - hip-hop
  • Josh Hvaal: Getting Better (Hot Creations)
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - jazz
  • Hybrid: Black Halo (Distinctive) [07-09]
  • The Hyena Kill: A Disconnect () [03-05] - alt metal
  • Chrissie Hynde: Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan (BMG) [05-21] [**]
  • Hype: From Beginning to End: End to New Beginnings (PURE)
  • Hyperdontia: Hideous Entity ()
  • Frida Hyvonen: Dream of Independence () [03-05] - art pop
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Tom Cabrera: Out of the Maelstrom (Unseen Rain) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Phil Sirois/Tom Cabrera: Synchronics (Unseen Rain) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Iamdoechii: On the Places You'll Go (Doechii -EP -20) [2020-11-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Iamdoechii: Bra-Less (Doechi -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - jazz [**]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Solotude: My Journey, My Vision (Gearbox) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • Ice Nine Kills: The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood () [10-15] - metalcore
  • Iceage: Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) [05-07] - art rock [B]
  • Lia Ices: Family Album ()
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Ida Mae: Click Click Domino (Thirty Tigers) [07-16]
  • Idles: Crawler (Partisan) [11-12] - post-punk [***]
  • IDK: USEE4YOURSELF (Warner) [07-09] - trap
  • Ife: 0000 + 0000 (Discos Ifa) [11-05] - [**]
  • Iglooghost: Lei Line Eon (Gloo) [04-02] - prog electronic
  • Ikizukuri + Susana Santos Silva: Suicide Underground Orchid (Multikulti) [04-02] - jazz
  • Kari Ikonen: Impressions, Improvisations and Compositions (Ozella) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (Crammed Discs) [03-05] - African rap [***]
  • Il Sogno: Graduation (AUAND/Gotta Let It Out) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Ill Considered: Liminal Space (New Soil) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Illenium: Fallen Embers ()
  • Illuminati Hotties: Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless) [10-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Illuvia: Iridescence of Clouds (A Strangely Isolated Place) -
  • ILoveMakonnen: My Parade (Timeless Magic) [04-13] - pop rap
  • Imagine Dragons: Mercury: Act 1 () [09-03] - pop/rock
  • Imany: Voodoo Cello ()
  • Natalie Imbruglia: Firebird (BMG) [09-24] - pop
  • In Layers: Pliable (FMR -20) [2020-10-11] - jazz [***]
  • In the Whale: Vanishing Point ()
  • Inawhirl: Streugebilde (Trost) [07-26] - jazz [*]
  • Information Society: ODDfellows (Hakatak International) [08-06]
  • Christone Kingfish Ingram: 662 (Alligator) [07-23] - blues
  • Jack Ingram/Miranda Lambert/Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes (RCA Nashville) [05-07] - country [***]
  • Inhaler: It Won't Always Be Like This () [07-09] - post-punk revival
  • Injury Reserve: By the Time I Get to Phoenix (self-released) [09-15] - experimental hip-hop [*]
  • Mikko Innanen/Stefan Pasborg/Cedric Piromalli: This Is It (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Innov Gnawa: Lila (Daptone) [04-30] -
  • Insides: Soft Bonds () [01-15]
  • Instant Composers Pool & Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: De Hondemepper (ICP -20) [2020-04-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Insub Meta Orchestra: Ten/Sync (Insub) - jazz
  • International Music: Ententraum ()
  • Ioulus: Oddkin (Rhizome) [03-05] - art pop
  • Iosonouncane: IRA () [05-14] - post-industrial
  • Iotunn: Access All Worlds ()
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jon Irabagon: Bird With Streams (Irabbagast) [07-02] - jazz [B]
  • Ferg Ireland Trio: Ferg Ireland Trio (Mondegreen) - jazz
  • Iron Maiden: Senjutsu (Parlophone) [09-03] - heavy metal
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Open the Gates (International Anthem) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Georgia Blue (Southeastern) [10-15] - Americana [B]
  • Ayumi Ishito: Ayumi Ishito & the Spacemen Vol 1 (577) - jazz
  • Ishmael Ensemble: Visions of Light (Severn Songs) [08-06]
  • Penelope Isles: Which Way to Happy (Bella Union) [11-05]
  • Ism: Japanese Flower (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Isolation Berlin: Geheimnis ()
  • Issam: Crystal ()
  • It It Anita: Sauve ()
  • Italian Spirit: In Japan (self-released) - jazz
  • IU: LILAC (EDAM Entertainment) [03-25] - K-pop
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • IZ Band/IZ: Drop by Old Heaven Books () [05-18]
  • The J & F Band: Me and the Devil (Long Song) - jazz
  • Ja Panik: Die Gruppe ()
  • Alan Jackson: Where Have You Gone (EMI Nashville) [05-14] - country [***]
  • Wanda Jackson: Encore (Big Machine -EP) [08-30] - rockabilly [*]
  • Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom (Fridman Gallery) [01-29] - electroacoustic [*]
  • Jackson + Sellers: Breaking Point (Anti-) [10-22] - Americana
  • Rene Jacobs: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis () [01-29] - classical
  • Jadsa: Olho De Vidro (Balaclava) [03-26] - Brazilian
  • Jaguar: Madremonte (El Palmas) [09-24] - cumbia [*]
  • Arushi Jain: Under the Lilac Sky (Leaving) [07-09] - ambient [***]
  • Jah Wobble: Metal Box - Rebuilt in Dub (Cleopatra) [12-17] - reggae
  • Jail Socks: Coming Down (Counter Intuitive) [09-03] - midwest emo
  • Jake Breaks: Breaksy (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Naissam Jalal: Un Autre Monde (Les Couleurs Du Son) - jazz
  • Irene Jalenti: Dawn (Antidote Sounds) [10-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • James: All the Colours of You (Virgin) [06-04] - Britpop
  • Astro James: Live at Deep Ellum Art Co ()
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: Bo Jackson (ALC) [08-13] - gangsta rap [*]
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Loraine James: Reflection (Hyperdub) [06-04] - IDM [*]
  • Luke James & Nu Deco Ensemble: A Live Sensation ()
  • Seth James: Different Hat (Tiny Ass)
  • David Janeway: Distant Voices (SteepleChase LookOut) [09-15] - jazz
  • Japan Review: Kvetch Sounds () [10-29]
  • Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee (Dead Oceans) [06-04] - pop [***]
  • Sarah Jarosz: Blue Heron Suite (Rounder) [05-07] - country
  • Abby Jasmine: I Hate You 2 (Geffen) - hip-hop
  • Jason & Jiminy: Songs for Borken Hearts () [07-06]
  • JASSS: A World of Service () [11-26] - post-industrial
  • Jaubi: Nafs at Peace (Astigmatic) [05-28] - Pakistan [A-]
  • The Jazz All Stars: The Jazz All Stars Vol 1 (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (Blue Engine) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration (Blue Engine -20) - jazz
  • Jazz Daddies: Moontower Nights (self-released) [09-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound (Jazz Plastic) [01-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (Capri) - jazz [*]
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • The JCA Orchestra: Live at the BPC (JCA -20) [2020-11-06] - jazz
  • JD's Electrio: Pyramid (Atjazz) - jazz
  • Jedi Mind Tricks: The Funeral and the Raven () - hip-hop
  • Jenevieve: Division ()
  • Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) [02-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Mick Jenkins: Elephant in the Room () [10-29] - hip-hop
  • Brent Jensen: More Sounds of a Dry Martini (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jeph Jerman: Keep the Drum (Concussion Solos) (New Forces) - jazz
  • Jevon: Fell in Love in Brasil () [02-05]
  • Jhariah: A Beginner's Guide to Faking Your Death () [07-22] - pop punk
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.1 () [10-08]
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.2 () [10-08]
  • Jim Bob: Who Do We Hate Today (Cherry Red)
  • Park Hye Jin: Before I Die (Ninja Tune) [09-10] - cloud rap [**]
  • Jinjer: Wallflowers (Napalm) [08-27] - prog metal
  • Cody Jinks: Mercy (Late August) [11-12] - country
  • Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O: Umdali (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Jlin: Embryo (Planet Mu -EP) [12-10] - electronic [*]
  • JME, Frisco & Shorty: Norf Face (Norf Face)
  • Joan as Police Woman/Tony Allen/Dave Okumu: The Solution Is Restless (PIAS) [11-05]
  • Ernesto Jodos: Confluence (Ears & Eyes) [07-16] - jazz
  • Joe & the Shitboys: The Reson for Hardcore Vibes Again () [10-26]
  • Joeboy: Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic ()
  • Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre: Heirs of the Dog (Saustex) [05-21]
  • Sven-Ake Johansson/Niklas Fite/Joel Grip: Swinging at Topsi's (Astral Spirits) [10-01] - jazz [***]
  • John: Nocturnal Manoeveurs (Brace Yourself/Pets Cares) [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Elton John: The Lockdown Sessions (Mercury) [10-22] - pop
  • Johnny B33: Aries Moon ()
  • Johnny Football Hero: Complacency (Knuckle Down/PennPop -EP) [07-16] - midwest emo
  • Addison Johnson: Dark Side of the Mountain () - country
  • Chuck Johnson: The Cinder Grove (VDSQ) [02-05] - ambient
  • Cody Johnson: Human the Double Album (Cojo Music/Warner Nashville) [10-08] - country
  • Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy: Ravenna (Ark)
  • Jillette Johnson: It's a Beautiful Day and I Love You (Moss Rose) [02-21]
  • Marc Johnson: Overpass (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Richard D Johnson: First Glance (Afar Music) [08-20] - jazz
  • JoJo: Trying Not to Think About It (Warner/Clover Music -EP) [10-01] - pop
  • Nick Jonas: Spaeman (Island) [03-12] - pop
  • Caleb Landry Jones: Gadzooks Vol 1 () [09-24] - art pop
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (Dead Oceans) [07-30] - smooth soul [A-]
  • Ed Jones/Emil Karlsen: From Where the Light Falls (FMR) - jazz
  • Jim Jones and Harry Fraud: The Fraud Department (The Fraud Department/Empire) - hip-hop
  • Mike Jones: All by Myself (Jonesjazz) - jazz
  • Percy Jones/Alex Skolnick/Kenny Grohowski/Tim Motzer: Pakt (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (Northern Spy) [11-05] - jazz
  • Jim Jones & Harry Fraud: The Fraud Department (Fraud Department/Empire) [02-19] - hip-hop
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (S-Curve/EMI) [04-23] - art rock [*]
  • Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) [04-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jonsi: Obsidian ()
  • Toggi Jonsson: Hagi () [08-31] - jazz
  • Haeun Joo: We Will Find (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Joony: Silent Battles () - hip-hop
  • India Jordan: Watch Out! (Ninja Tune -EP) [05-07] - house [**]
  • Rochelle Jordan: Play With the Changes (Young Art) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian: Conversations (Spicerack) [08-01] - jazz [**]
  • Jordana: Something to Say to You ()
  • Theo Jorgensmann/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: At the Fields Edge (Not Two) - jazz
  • Anthony Joseph: The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives (Heavenly Sweetness) [05-07] - spoken word [A]
  • Hayden Joseph: The Only One Who's Prayin' (Loud & Proud -20)
  • Marcus Joseph: Beyond the Dome (Jazz Re:freshed) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Wesley Joseph: Ultramarine (Eeviltwinn) [06-18]
  • Paul Jost Quartet: While We Were Gone (Paul Jost Music) [10-29] - jazz
  • Samara Joy: Samara Joy (Whirlwind) [07-09] - jazz [***]
  • Joy Anonymous: Human Again ()
  • The Joy Formidable: Into the Blue (Hassle) [08-20] - indie rock
  • Joy on Fire: Hymn (Procrastination -20) - jazz
  • Joystick: I Can't Take It Anymore (Bad Time/Stomp) [04-16] - ska punk
  • JPEGMafia: LP! (Republic) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ju: III (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Juanes: Origen ()
  • Hannah Juanita: Hardliner () - country
  • Judson Trio [Joelle Leandre/Mat Maneri/Gerald Cleaver]: Light and Dance (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Juls: Sounds of My World () [10-08]
  • Larry June: Orange Print () - hip-hop
  • Sun June: Somewhere (Run for Cover) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Valerie June: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul
  • Jungle: Loving in Stereo (Awal) [08-13] - neo-soul [*]
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Na Kozonga (Everloving) [04-23] - African [***]
  • Damien Jurado: The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (Maraqopa) [05-14]
  • ER Jurken: I Stand Corrected (Country Thyme) [04-23]
  • JUS: GoFundMe Corvette () - hip-hop
  • Chris Jusell/Chaz Prymek/Matthew Sage/Patrick Shiroishi: Setsubun (Cached) [02-02] - jazz
  • Whitney K: Two Years (Maple Death) [02-19]
  • K, Le Maestro: Whip Music () - funk
  • Ka: A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) [08-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Kaada: Misinterpretation ()
  • KAAN: Kaizen () - hip-hop
  • Kafari: Blanket of Black (Hot Record Societe) [08-06]
  • Kalabrese: Let Love Rumpel: Part 1 (Rumpelmusig) [10-01] - electronic [**]
  • Kaleo: Surface Sounds ()
  • Antony Kalugin: Chameleon Shapeshifter ()
  • Kam-Bu: Black on Black (Atlas Artists) - hip-hop
  • Kamggarn: Kamggarn ()
  • Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (EEG) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Kansas Smitty's: Plunderphonia (7K!) - jazz
  • Kaonashi: Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year (Equal Vision) [05-21] - mathcore
  • Olivia Kaplan: Tonight Turns to Nothing (Olivia Kaplan)
  • Vera Kappeler/Peter Conradin Zumthor: Herd (Intakt) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Karkhana: Al Azraqayn (Karlrecords) [12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Karma Kid & Luke Fono: Bossa (Fool's Gold)
  • Jonathan Karrant/Joshua White: Shadows Fall (self-released) [05-21] - jvocal jazz [*]
  • Kas: Like Sunlit Threads (Ilian Tape) [02-25] - breakbeat
  • Jap Kasai: Own °C (Chinabot) [05-10] - IDM
  • Kasai Allstars: Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (Crammed Discs) [05-07] - African [***]
  • Seth Kasselman: UV Catamaran ()
  • Kat Von D: Love Made Me Do It ()
  • Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (NoBusiness -20) [2020-12-25] - jazz [*]
  • Katie Jo: Pawn Shop Queen () - country
  • Darrell Katz & OddSong: Galeanthropology (JCA) [11-19] - jazz [U]
  • Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Kavuma & the Banger Factory: Arashi No Oto (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Kaya: Mahal Ko () - hip-hop
  • Kayak: Out Of This World ()
  • Kayawoto: Maouland () - African
  • Kayo Dot: Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike () [10-29] - avant metal
  • Kaytranada: Intimidated (RCA -EP) [11-19] - [*]
  • Liam Kazar: Due North (Woodsist/Mare) [08-06]
  • KDAP: Influences (Arts & Crafts) [07-16]
  • Phil Keaggy: Acoustic Sketches Vol 3 (self-released)
  • Mat Kearney: January Flower ()
  • Charlotte Keefe: Right Here Right Now (Discus) [06-11] - jazz
  • Keen Dreams: The Second Body (Whatever's Clever/Strange Daisy) [05-14]
  • David Keenan: What Then? (Rubyworks)
  • Keinemusik: Send Return ()
  • John Paul Keith: The Rhythm of the City (Wild Honey) [02-19]
  • Toby Keith: Peso in My Pocket (Show Dog Nashville) [12-10] - country
  • Kele: The Waves Pt 1 () [05-28] - art rock
  • Kevin Keller: Shimmer (Kevin Keller Productions)
  • Tim Kelly: Ride Through the Rain () - country
  • Bre Kennedy: Note to Self ()
  • Dom Kennedy: Westside With Love III ()
  • Sophia Kennedy: Monsters (City Slang) [05-07] - art pop
  • Hollie Kenniff: The Quiet Drift (Western Vinyl) - ambient
  • KennyHoopla & Travis Barker: Survivors Guilt: The Mixtape (Mogul Vision/Arista) [06-11] - pop punk
  • Stacey Kent: Songs From Other Places (Exceleration/Token) [09-17] - vocal jazz
  • KenTheMan: What's My Name (Asylum Worldwide) - hip-hop
  • Kero Kero Bonito: Civilisation (Polyvinyl) [09-10] - electropop
  • Dale Kerrigan: Noise Bitch () [06-25] - noise rock
  • Jacqueline Kerrod: 17 Days in December (Orenda) [12-03] - jazz [U]
  • Eli Keszler: Icons (LucyMe) [06-25] - jazz
  • Key: Bad Love (SM Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Key Glock: Yellow Tape 2 (Paper Route Empire) - hip-hop
  • Keys N Krates: Original Classic () - electronic
  • Khalab & M'berra Ensemble: M'berra (Real World) [04-23] - African
  • Reza Khan: Imaginary Road (Painted Music) [03-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Sean Khan: Supreme Love: A Journey Through Coltrane (BBE) - jazz
  • Khemmis: Deceiver ()
  • Khrysis: The Hour of Khrysis (Jamla) [04-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ki Oni: Indoor Plant Life ()
  • Amythyst Kiah: Wary + Strange (Rounder) [06-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Kick the Cat: Gurgle (self-released) - jazz
  • Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds: Swing From the Sean DeLear EP ()
  • Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop rap [**]
  • Kid Kapichi: This Time Next Year () [02-05] - indie rock
  • Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci: End of Softness (Astral Spirits -20) [2020-06-05] - jazz
  • Amirtha Kidambi & Matteo Liberatore: Neutral Love (Astral Editions) [05-07] - jazz
  • Kidd G: Down Home Boy () [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Angelique Kidjo: Mother Nature (Decca) [06-18] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Kiefer: When There's Love Around (Stones Throw) [08-27] - pop jazz [B]
  • David Kikoski With Boris Kozlov: Sure Thing (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz
  • Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi: The Final Studio Recording (2013, Red Hook) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Tarah Kikuchi: Science (self-released -EP) [08-12]
  • Killah Priest: Lord Sun Heavy Mental 1.1 () - hip-hop
  • Killah Priest & SHROOM: The Mantra () - hip-hop
  • The Killers: Pressure Machine (Island) [08-13] - heartland rock [*]
  • Kills Birds: Married () [11-12]
  • Frank Kimbrough: Ancestors (Sunnyside) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Izumi Kimura/Cora Venus Lunny/Anthony Kelly: Folding (Farpoint) - jazz
  • Elizabeth King & the Gospel Souls: Living in the Last Days (Big Legal Mess) [04-02] - gospel
  • Janette King: What We Lost () [06-25]
  • Little Freddie King: The New Orleans Collection: Going Upstairs (Newvelle) - jazz
  • King Buffalo: Acheron ()
  • King Crimson: Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington and Albany, 2021 (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Deetoy/Kabza de Small/DJ Maphorisa: Petle Petle () [02-05] - house
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: LW (Flightless) [KGLW] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Butterfly 3000 (KGLW) [06-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Woman: Celestial Blues (Relapse) [07-30] - sludge metal
  • Kings of Convenience: Peace or Love (EMI) [06-18] - folk pop
  • Kings of Leon: When You See Yourself () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Caroline Kingsbury: Heaven's Just a Flight (Fortune Tellers Music) [04-16]
  • Kirby: Sis, He Wasn't the One () - r&b
  • John Carroll Kirby: Septet (Stones Throw) [06-25] - jazz-funk
  • Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) [02-19] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Kiss Me, Killer: 2020 Vision (Grown Your Own)
  • Kississippi: Mood Ring (Triple Crown) [08-06] - indie pop
  • Kitner: Shake the Spins (Relief Map) [10-01]
  • David Kitt: Laser Days (self-released)
  • Kiwi Jr: Cooler Returns (Sub Pop) [01-22] - alt/indie [***]
  • Kizis: Tidibabide/Turn (Tin Angel) [02-12] - art pop
  • KK's Priest: Sermon of the Sinner ()
  • Klein: Harmattan (Pentatone) [11-19]
  • Craig Klein: Talkative Horns: Musical Conversations on Lucien Barbarin (Tromboklein Music) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Matti Klein Soul Trio: Live on Tape (Shuffle Stack)
  • Klenke Quartett/Nicola Jurgensen/Stephan Katte: Mozart: Clarinet Quintet/Modern Quintet () [07-23] - classical
  • The Klezmatics: Letters to Afar (Chant) [08-18] - klezmer [*]
  • Jenny Klukken: Color in Motion (self-released) [07-16] - jazz
  • KMRU: Logue (Injazero) [05-14] - ambient
  • Chaz Knapp: Organ Drunes (Figure Eight)
  • Katie Knipp: The Well (Heart Songs)
  • Knocked Loose: A Tear in the Fabric of Life () [10-13] - metalcore
  • Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter: Anticipation (American Dreams) [03-12]
  • Daniel Knox: Won't You Take Me With You (HP Johnson Presents) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Vivian Koch: Beyond Contact (AD93)
  • Kojaque: Town's Dead (PIAS) [06-25] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Mick Kolassa: Uncle Mick's Christmas Album (Endless Blues) [10-15] - blues [B]
  • Kolezanka: Place Is (Bar None)
  • Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Kondi Band: We Famous
  • Kondi Band: We Famous (Strut) [09-24] - **
  • Konduku: Parlama (Spazio Disponible)
  • Hiro Kone: Silvercoat the Throng () [09-24] - ambient
  • Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (Wharf Cat) [10-29] - indie pop [**]
  • Konus Quartett/Klaus Lang: Drei Allmenden (Cubus) - jazz
  • Alex Koo/Attila Gyarfas/Ralph Alessi: Identified Flying Object (WERF) - jazz
  • Kool Keith: Keith's Salon (Logistic/Telegraph) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Marieke Koopman: Chapter One (Challenge) - jazz
  • Koreless: Agor (Young) [07-09] - prog electronic [B]
  • Lex Korten: Forward (self-released) [06-14] - jazz
  • KORR: Tombe De La Voute (We Insist) [05-14] - jazz
  • Kosine: Truth Serum ()
  • Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah: To Kill a Sunrise (Kota the Friend) - hip-hop
  • Sofia Kourtesis: Fresia Magdalena (Ninja Tune -EP) [03-19] - house
  • Koyo: Drives Out East () [07-06]
  • Annette Krebs: Konstruktion 1&2 Sah (self-released) - jazz
  • Susan Krebs: Daybreak (GreenGig Music) - jazz
  • Sylvie Kreusch: Montbray ()
  • Nicholas Krgovich: This Spring: Songs by Veda Hille (Tin Angel) [05-21]
  • K-Rino: A Blessing and a Burden () - hip-hop
  • Dan Kroha: Detroit Blues () - blues
  • Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys: Transit Tapes (For Women Who Move Furniture Around) (Unique) [06-04]
  • Alexey Kruglov/Carolyn Hume/Paul May/Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya (Leo) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Krum: Black Lung () - hip-hop
  • John Kruth: Love Letters From the Lazaretto (self-released) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • KSHMR: Harmonica Andromeda ()
  • K-Trap: Trapo () [09-10]
  • Ktyb, 4lfa Et Mahdi Machfar: Bon Vent ()
  • Martin Kuchen & Michaela Antalova: Thunder Before Lightning (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [B-]
  • Kucka: Wrestling () [04-30] - alt r&b
  • The KUH Trio: Old Souls (ATS) - jazz
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Femi Kuti: Stop the Hate (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Made Kuti: For(e)ward (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Kutiman: Surface Currents () [02-23]
  • KUU!: Artificial Sheep (ACT) [08-27] - jazz
  • Kuzu: The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kuzu: All Your Ghosts in One Corner (Aerophonic) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • The KVB: Unity (Invada) [11-26]
  • Ben Kweller: Circuit Boredom () [01-01]
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Candy Racer () [10-27] - J-pop
  • Don L: Roteiro Pra Ainou (Vol 2) () - Brazil
  • LA Cowboy: The Big Pitch (Reconcile) [08-15] - jazz [B]
  • La Femme: Paradigmes (Disque Pointu) [04-02] - art pop [**]
  • LA Guns: Checkered Past ()
  • La La Lars: La La Lars III (<1000) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • La Luz: La Luz (Hardly Art) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • La Novia: Le Soleil Ni Meme La Lune (La Novia) [01-01]
  • Lava La Rue: Butter-Fly () [02-19] - alt r&b
  • Lady Blackbird: Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music/BMG) [09-03] - jazz [1]
  • Lady Dan: I Am the Prophet () [04-23] - indie folk
  • Lady Gaga: Dawn of Chromatica (Interscope) [09-03] - pop [*]
  • Ladyhawke: Time Flies (BMG) [11-19]
  • Pokey LaFarge: In the Blossom of Their Shade (New West) [10-15] - Americana
  • Mon Laferte: Seis (Universal Music Mexico) [04-08] - Latin [A-]
  • Mon Laferte: 1940 Carmen (Universal Music Group) [10-29] - Latin [***]
  • Natalia Lafourcade: Un Canto Por Mexico Vol II ()
  • Julian Lage: Squint (Blue Note) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Matt LaJoie: Red Resonant Earth (Flower Room) [10-22]
  • Lake Street Dive: Obviously (Nonesuch) [03-12] - pop soul
  • Lakeyah: My Time (Quality Control Music) - hip-hop
  • Tammy Lakkis: Notice (Portage Garage Sounds) [03-26] - electronic
  • Lala &ce: Everything Tasteful () [01-29]
  • Lala Lala: I Want the Door to Open () [10-08]
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: I Told You So (Colemine) [01-29] - soul jazz [*]
  • Jess Lamb and the Factory: You Are (Harrison Skydeck)
  • Lambchop: Showtunes (Merge) [05-21] - chamber pop
  • Lamp of Murmuur: Submission and Slavery ()
  • Francois Lana Trio: Cathedrale (Leo) - jazz
  • Domenico Lancelloti: Raio (Aaaa) [02-02]
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell (Get Better) [01-22] - indie rock [***]
  • Tory Lanez: Alone at Prom ()
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Langhorne Slim: Strawberry Mansion (Dualtone) [01-29] - Americana [**]
  • Langkamer: West Country () [09-15]
  • Rhys Langston: Stalin Bollywood ()
  • Daniel Lanois: Heavy Sun (Missing Piece) [03-19]
  • Lanterna: Hidden Drives (Badman)
  • LANY: Gg Bb Xx (Interscope) [09-03] - pop
  • Joke Lanz & Ute Wassermann: Half Dead Half Alive: Live in Nickelsdorf (Klang Galerie) - jazz
  • Jessy Lanza: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [11-19] - house [*]
  • Mary LaRose: Out Here (Little (i) Music) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Thierry Larose: Cantalou (Bravo Musique)
  • Zara Larsson: Poster Girl () [03-05] - dance pop
  • Dominic Lash Quartet: Limulus (Spoonhunt) - jazz
  • The Lasso: 2121 ()
  • Timo Lassy: Trio (We Jazz) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Timo Lassy/Teppo Makynen: Live Recordings 2019-2020 (We Jazz) - jazz
  • The Lathums: How Beautiful Life Can Be () [09-24]
  • Olivier Latry: Liszt: Inspirations () [06-25]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Hope (Yep Roc) [07-30] - country
  • Laufey: Typical of Me ()
  • Audrey Lauro/Giotis Damianidis: Dark Ballads (Silent Water/Mr Nakayasi) - jazz
  • Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (SteepleChase) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Shannon Lay: Geist (Sub Pop) [10-08] - folk
  • Laylow: L'Etrange Histoire De Mr Anderson () [07-16] - French hip-hop
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Architecture of Storms (SoundSpore) [11-05] - jazz [B]
  • Le GGRIL: Sommes (CircumDisc/Tour de Bras) - jazz
  • Le Ren: Leftovers (Royal Mountain)
  • Ada Lea: One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden (Saddle Creek) [09-24] [**]
  • Marthe Lea Band: Asura (Motvind) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Leandrul: Psychosis of Dreams (Handsmade)
  • Alessandra Leao: Acesa (self-released) [11-17] - Brazil [***]
  • Michael League: So Many Me (GroundUP Music) [06-25] - art pop
  • Lean Left: Medemer (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Joelle Leandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (Trost) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Joelle Leandre: Beauty/Resistance (Not Two -3CD) - jazz
  • Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke (self-released) [02-12] - country [A-]
  • Paul Leary: Born Stupid () [02-21] - folk rock
  • Leather Rats: No Live 'Til Leather '98 (Bokeh Versions) [05-07]
  • Iury Lech: Ontonanology () [02-26]
  • Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher: Eightfold Path (Little(i)Music) [10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Pablo Ledesma/Paula Shocron/Mono Hurtado/Pablo Diaz: Inmanencia (Nendo Dango) [08-20] - jazz
  • Ledisi: Ledisi Sings Nina () - jazz
  • Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet + Big Band: It's All Your Fault (Savant) [04-23] - jazz [*]
  • Bobby Lee: Origin Myths (Tompkins Square) [03-05]
  • Buzzy Lee: Spoiled Love (Future Classic) [01-29] - indie pop
  • Charmaine Lee: KNVF (Erratum Musical) - jazz
  • Howie Lee: Birdy Island (Mais Um Discos) [04-16] - progressive electronic [*]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Lauren Lee: The Queen of Cups (Ears & Eyes) [04-30] - jaz
  • Okkyung Lee: Na-Reul (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Yong Lee: Touch (Fluxus) [06-29] - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Quartet Sessions (self-released) - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and the Global Big Band: Open World (self-released) - jazz
  • Rob Leines: Blood, Sweat, and Beers (self-released) [03-18] - country [**]
  • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Andris Nelsons: Sofia Gubaidulina: Orchestral Works ()
  • Oliver Leith: Me Hollywood (Another Timbre)
  • Joao Lencastre's Communion: Unlimited Dreams (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro: Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Hubert Lenoir: Pictura De Ipse: Musique Directe () [09-15] - art pop
  • Carin Leon: Inedito ()
  • David Leon: Aire De Agua (Out of Your Head) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni: Viandes (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Anna Leone: I've Felt All These Things (Half Awake) [10-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Leprous: Aphelion () [08-27] - prog rock
  • Gabor Lesko: Earthway (Creativity's Paradise Music) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Gianni Lenoci: A Few Steps Beyond (Amirani) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Jinx Lennon: Liferafts for Latchicos (Septic Tiger) [04-23] - punk
  • Leroy: Dariacore () [05-14] - pop
  • Les Filles De Illighadad: At Pioneer Works (Sahel Sounds) [07-09] - African [**]
  • L'Etau [Keith Tippett/Michael Pilz/Jean-Noel Cognard]: Script Original (Disques Bloc Thyristors/trAce Label) - jazz
  • Gaetano Letizia: Chartreuse (self-released) - jazz
  • Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno: Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno () - country
  • Mica Levi: Blue Alibi () [01-27] - psychedelic folk
  • Mike Levine: Just Chillin (self-released) - jazz
  • George Lewis/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Minds in Flux () [08-27] - classical
  • James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms) [05-07] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Code of Being (Intakt) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (self-released) [08-26] - folk [**]
  • Lilli Lewis: Americana () - country
  • Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (Audio Daddio) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Molly Lewis: The Forgotten Edge (Jagjaguwar -EP) [07-02] - alt/indie
  • SG Lewis: Times (PMR) [02-19] - dance pop [**]
  • Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (Blue Heart) - blues
  • Liars: The Apple Drop (Mute) [08-06] - art rock
  • Joost Lijbaart: Free (Challenge -20) - jazz
  • Lice: Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear (Settled Law) [01-08] - experimental rock
  • Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane (Dot Time) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach: Empathy: Five Improvised Soundscapes 2018-2020 (Jazzline -5CD) - jazz
  • Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remained . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (Col Legno) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Light Conductor: Sequence Two (Constellation) [10-29]
  • Lightning Bug: A Color of the Sky (Fat Possum) [06-25] - dream pop
  • Kirk Lightsey: I Will Never Stop Loving You (Jo Jo) [09-03] - jazz
  • Liily: TV or Not TV () [10-22]
  • Lil Baby/Lil Durk: The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Lil Durk: The Voice ()
  • Lil Durk and Lil Baby: The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control/Alamo/Motown) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Lil Huddy: Teenage Heartbreak (Immersive/Sandlot/Geffen)
  • Lil Nas X: Montero (Columbia) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lil Playah: You Think I Care! () - hip-hop
  • Lil Tjay: Destined 2 Win (Columbia) [04-02] - hip-hop
  • Lil Ugly Mane: Volcanic Bird Enemy and the Voiced Concern () [10-12] - neo-psychedelia
  • Lil Yachty: Michigan Boy Boat (Quality Control/Capitol) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Lucia Nimcova & Sholto Dobie: Dilo (Mappa)
  • Liminanas/Laurent Garnier: De Pelicula (Berreto Music) [09-10] - psychedelic rock
  • Limp Bizkit: Still Sucks () [10-31] - nu metal
  • L'Imperatrice: Tako Tsubo ()
  • Chloe Yu Nong Lin: Pi Sound ()
  • The Linda Lindas: The Linda Lindas (self-released -EP -20) [2020-12-16] - punk [***]
  • Mason Lindahl: Kissing Rosy in the Rain (Tompkins Square) [01-22] - avant folk
  • Maggie Lindemann: Paranoia ()
  • Matthias Lindermayr: Triptych (Squama) - jazz
  • Jakob Lindberg: Bach on the Rauwolf Lute (BIS) - classical
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: On the Asylum (Moserobie) - jazz [*]
  • Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) [08-06] - neoclassical darkwave [B-]
  • Anthony Linell: Winter Ashes ()
  • Lionmilk: I Hope You Are Well (Leaving) - ambient
  • Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition () [ 02-11] - dance pop
  • Lipstick Jodi: More Like Me (Quite Scientific) [06-04]
  • Liquid Tension Experiment: 3 ()
  • Liquids: Life Is Pain Idiot (self-released)
  • Lisasinson: Perdona Mama (Elefant)
  • Lisel & Booker Stardrum: Mycelial Echo (Luminelle) [04-09] - ambient pop
  • Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Mazel Tov Kocktail! (Tall Man) - jazz
  • Little G Weevil: Live Acoustic Session (Hunnia)
  • Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101) [09-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Little Snake: A Fragmented Love Story, Written by the Infinite Helix Architect (Brainfeeder) [06-04] - electronic
  • Liv.e: CWTTY+ [Couldn't Wait to Tell You . . .] (In Real Life) [07-30] - r&b
  • Kedr Livanskiy: Liminal Soul (2MR) [10-01] - electronic
  • Lucy Liyou: Practice (Full Spectrum)
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Tone Poem (Blue Note) [03-12] - jazz [***]
  • Olivia Ellen Lloyd: Loose Cannon (Brooklyn Basement)
  • LNS & DJ Sotofett: Sputters (Tresor) [07-02] - electronic [A-]
  • Lo Talker: A Comedy of Errors ()
  • Lo Village: Lost in America () [02-22]
  • Javi Lobe: Memories of the Future (1631)
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Now (International Anthem) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Annea Lockwood: Becoming Air/Into the Vanishing Point (Black Truffle)
  • Lorne Lofsky: This Song Is New (Modica Music) - jazz
  • Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Logic: Bobby Tarantino III () - hip-hop
  • Logic1000: You've Got the Whole Night to Go () - electronic
  • Lojay & Sarz: LV N ATTN (self-released -EP) [06-04]
  • Lokoy: Badminton ()
  • Lola in Slacks: Moon Moth (Last Night From Glasgow)
  • Nick Lombardelli: Secret Suite (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Abdul Moimeme/Carlos Santos: Transition Zone (self-released) - jazz
  • London Grammar: Californian Soil (Metal & Dust/Ministry of Sound) [04-16] - art pop
  • Lone: Always Inside Your Head (Greco-Roman) [10-29] - breakbeat
  • LoneLady: Former Things (Warp) [06-25] - synthpop [**]
  • Lonely Guest: Lonely Guest (False Idols) [10-22] - trip hop
  • Lonely the Brave: The Hope List (Easy Life) [01-22] - alt/indie
  • Loney Dear: A Lantern and a Bell ()
  • Norman W Long: Black Brown Gray Green (Hausu Mountain)
  • Luis Lopes/Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Lopez Trio: Live at Roulette (Relative Pitch) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Cecilia Lopez: RED (Db) (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Rocio Gimenez Lopez/Luciana Bass/Fermin Suarez/Rosina Scampino: Reunion En La Granja (Discos ICM) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • L'Orange & Namir Blade: Imaginary Everything (Mello Music Group) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • L'Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, but I Feel Better (Mello Music Group) [09-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lord Apex: Smoke Sessions 3 () [04-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Lorde: Solar Power (Universal) [08-20] - folk pop [**]
  • Lorenzo BITW: Pantea () [05-14]
  • Loris: Rastros () - club music
  • Los Lobos: Native Sons (New West) [07-30] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Los Sundowns: The Los Sundowns ()
  • Loscil: Clara (Kranky) [05-28] - ambient
  • Lost Girls: Menneskekollektivet (Smalltown Supersound) [03-26] - art pop [A-]
  • Lost Horizons: In Quiet Moments () [02-26] - dream pop
  • Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic) [05-21] - indie folk [B]
  • Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon: Too Little Too Late () - hip-hop
  • Russ Lossing: Meta Morphism (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Thomas Lossius Septet: Seven Words for Ekstasia (AMP) [06-11] - jazz
  • Lotic: Water (Houndstooth) [10-29] - art pop
  • Maurice Louca: Saet El Hazz (The Luck Hour) (Sub Rosa/Northern Spy) [09-24] - jazz
  • Greg Loughman: RE: Connection ( self-released) [09-24] - jazz
  • Louisahhh: The Practice of Freedom () [03-12] - electro-industrial
  • The Lounge Society: Silk for the Starving () [06-18] - post-punk
  • Gary Louris: Jump for Joy () [06-04]
  • Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Soundprints: Other Worlds (Greenleaf Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil . . . The Art of Starting Over (Island) [04-02] - pop
  • A Love Electric: Permanent Immigrant (Imagination Demand -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [*]
  • The William Loveday Intention: Will There Ever Be a Day That You're Hung Like a Thief? (Damaged Goods)
  • Lizzie Loveless: You Don't Know (EggHunt) [09-17]
  • Loveshadow: Loveshadow (Music From Memory) [06-21]
  • Bobbie Lovesong: On the Wind (self-released) [04-30]
  • Low: Hey What (Sub Pop) [09-10] - post-industrial [C]
  • Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders: Lockdown Live (Secret) [05-28] - rock [*]
  • Low Cut Connie: Tough Cookies: The Best of the Quarantine Broadcasts (Contender) [05-10] - alt/indie [***]
  • Low Hummer: Modern Tricks for Living () [09-17]
  • Low Island: If You Could Have It All Again () [04-16] - synthpop
  • Allen Lowe: A Love Supine: Ascension Into the Maelstrom (ESP Disk) - jazz
  • Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy: Son (Carrying Colour) [11-12]
  • LP: Churches () [12-03]
  • L'Rain: Fatigue (Mexican Summer) [06-25] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • LSDXOXO: Dedicated 2 Disrespect (XL -EP) [05-14] - hip house [**]
  • Lydia Luce: Dark River (Tone Free Music) [02-26]
  • Lucero: When You Found Me () - country
  • Clara Luciani: Coeur () [06-11] - French pop
  • Lucero: When You Found Me () - country
  • The Lucid Dream: The Deep End () [04-30]
  • Lukah: When the Black Hand Touches You (Raw Materials) [01-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lukah: Why Look Up, God's in the Mirror (Fxck Rxp Rxcxrds) [09-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Steve Lukather: I Found the Sun Again (The Players Club) [02-26] - hard rock
  • LUME [Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble]: Las Californias (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Lump: Animal (Chrysalis) [07-30] - indie pop [**]
  • Lunar Octet: Convergence (Summit) [05-07] - jazz
  • Lunch Money Life: Tarmac the Lake () [08-13] - prog rock
  • Francis Lung: Miracle (Memphis Industries) [06-18] - indie pop
  • WH Lung: Vanities (Melodic) [10-08] - neo-psychedelia
  • Rene Lussier: Le Tesor De La Langue (ReR Megacorp) - jazz
  • Lustmord & Karin Park: Alter (Pelagic) [06-25]
  • Lute: Gold Mouf (Dreamville/Interscope) [10-04] - hip-hop
  • Luwten: Draft () [04-30] - art pop
  • Brian Lynch: Songbook Vol 1: Bus Stop Serenade (Holistic MusicWorks) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sue Lynch/NO Moore/Crystabel Riley: Secant/Tangent (Dxdy) - jazz
  • Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Legacy) [03-19] - country [A-]
  • Bantam Lyons: Mardell ()
  • Maassai: With the Shifts () [01-23] - hip-hop
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Coltrane (Smoke Sessions) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Mabiland: Ninxs Rotxs ()
  • Frank Macchia: Songs for Tracy (Cacophony) - jazz
  • Amy Macdonald: The Human Demands (Infectious)
  • Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (Doug MacDonald Music) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii (DMAC Music) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Doug MacDonald: Serenade to Highland Park (DMAC Music) [11-16] - jaz [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Pray for Haiti (Griselda) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho (Griselda) [12-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jean-Marie Machado: Majakka (La Buissonne) [02-05] - jazz
  • Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles: Keys (Drag City) [04-09] - bluegrass
  • Holly Macve: Not the Girl (Modern Sky)
  • Joao Madeira/Hernani Faustino: dB Duet (FMR) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Sho Madjozi: Limpopo Champions League (Flourish & Multiply -18) - South African [A-]
  • Madlib: Sound Ancestors (Madlib Invazion) [01-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Madre Vaca: The Elements (Madre Vaca) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Maeckes: Pool ()
  • Maenad Veyl & the Sarcasm Ensemble: Comfort in Misery ()
  • Shai Maestro: Human (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Johnny Mafia: Sentimental (Howlin' Banana)
  • Magdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Luminelle) [10-08] - synthpop [A]
  • Magna Carda: To the Good People () - hip-hop
  • Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes (RareNoise) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Roberto Magris & Eric Hochberg: Shuffling Ivories (JMood) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Roberto Magris: Match Point (JMood) - jazz [**]
  • MAGS: Say Things That Matter (Take This to Heart)
  • Tkay Maidza: Last Year Was Weird, Vol 3 () [07-09] - pop rap
  • Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (OA2) [03-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • The Maine: XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time ()
  • Sananda Maitreya: Pandora's PlayHouse () [03-15]
  • Makthaverskan: For Allting () [11-12]
  • Alex Malheiros: Tempos Futuros (Far Out) [11-26] - Latin
  • Jesse Malin: Sad and Beautiful World ()
  • Mall Grab: Steel City Dance Discs Volume 20 (Steel City Dance Discs)
  • Matt Maltese: Good Morning It's Now Tomorrow () [10-08] - soft rock
  • Maluma: 7 DJ: 7 Dias En Jamaica ()
  • Abe Mamet: The Abe Mamet Trio (LMB) [11-12] - jazz
  • Mammoth WVH: Mammoth WVH () [06-11] - hard rock
  • Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (In a Circle) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Man on Man: Man on Man (Polyvinyl) [05-07] - alt/indie [**]
  • Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God (Loma Vista) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star (Roomspin) - jazz
  • Mandrake Handshake: Shake the Hand That Feeds You () [05-14]
  • Maneskin: Teatro D'Ira Vol I ()
  • Manic Street Preachers: The Ultra Vivid Lament (Sony) [09-10] - alt/indie
  • M.anifest: Madina to the Universe ()
  • Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (SuperEgo) [11-05] - chamber folk [*]
  • Chico Mann: Double Life (Ubiquity) [11-20] - Afrobeat
  • Clara Mann: Consolations () [02-24]
  • Janis Mann & Kenny Werner: Dreams of Flying (Pancake) - jazz
  • Mannequin Pussy: Perfect () [05-21] - indie rock
  • Manslaughter 777: World Vision Perfect Harmony (Thrill Jockey) [03-26] - breakbeat
  • Michael Mantler: Coda: Orchestra Suites (ECM) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 1: London (DeepMatter) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 2: Peaks (DeepMatter) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Mapache: 3 (self-released) [11-19]
  • Maple Glider: To Enjoy Is the Only Thing ()
  • Mapstation: My Frequencies, When We (Bureau B) [02-26]
  • Amari Mar: Grand Rising () - hip-hop
  • Mara TK: Bad Meditation () [05-07]
  • Jucara Marcal: Delta Estacio Blues (QTV Selo/Mais Um) [09-30] - Brazil [A-]
  • April March: In Cinerama ()
  • Marconi Union: Signals (Just Music)
  • Mare Cognitum: Solar Paroxysm (I Voidhanger) [03-19] - black metal
  • Desire Marea: Desire (Izimakade) [01-10] - deconstructed club
  • Triston Marez: Triston Marez () - country
  • Rick Margitza: Sacred Hearts (Le Coq) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Karen Marguth: Until (OA2) [10-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mariah the Scientist: RY RY World (RCA) [07-09] - funk/soul
  • The Marias: Cinema () [06-25] - indie pop
  • Charlie Marie: Ramble On (self-released) [05-07] - country [**]
  • Shanique Marie: Gigi's House (Equinoxx Musiq) [06-16] - reggae [*]
  • Gabriel Ahkmad Marin: Ruminate: Improvisations for Fretless Guitar and Dutar (Worlds Within Worlds) [11-12] - jazz
  • Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Atlantic) [06-11] - pop [A-]
  • Marine Eyes: Idyll ()
  • Marinero: Hella Love (Hardly Art) [05-21]
  • Mariza: Mariza Canta Amalia (Parlophone -20) [2020-11-20] - Portuguese
  • Amber Mark: Softly EP ()
  • Miko Marks & the Resurrectors: Our Country (Redtone) [03-26] - country [A-]
  • Miko Marks & the Resurrectors: Race Records (Redtone -EP) [10-01] - country [**]
  • Martha Marlow: Medicine Man () [05-21]
  • Kasper Marott: Full Circle (Axces) [01-15] - electronic
  • Reaux Marquez: No Roads ()
  • Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pt 1 () [10-15]
  • Lorraina Marro: Love Is for All Time (self-released) [07-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (Milan -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [B]
  • Ellis Marsalis With Jason Marsalis: The New Orleans Collection: For All We Know (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Alexis Marshall: House of Lull, House of When () [07-23] - death industrial
  • Billie Marten: Flora Fauna (Fiction) [05-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Marteria: 5. Dimension (Green Berlin) [10-15] - hip-hop
  • The Martha's Vineyard Ferries: Suns Out Gung Out (Ernest Jenning) [02-26]
  • Kevin Richard Martin: Return to Solaris (Phantom Limb) [06-25] - ambient
  • Terrace Martin: Drones (BMG) [11-05] - r&b [**]
  • Lucia Martinez/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Bosque De Niebla (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz
  • Zibuokle Martinaityte: Saudade ()
  • MARV: Keyboard Suite I (Enmossed)
  • Pascal Marzan/Alex Ward: (VU) (Copepod -20) - jazz
  • Mas Aya: Mascaras (Telephone Explosion) [09-24] - electronic [**]
  • Mas MusiQ: Auti 'ESharp ()
  • Ruth Mascelli: A Night at the Baths (Disciples)
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane: Ihubo Labomdabu (Unlocked Keys) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sue Maskaleris: Love Is the Key (Jazilian) - jazz
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut () - hip-hop
  • Willy Mason: Already Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [08-06] - art rock
  • Massage: Still Life ()
  • Massiv in Mensch: Turkis und Schwar (Katyusha)
  • Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (World Galaxy) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Master Peace: Public Display of Affection () [07-01]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster (Capri) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mastodon: Hushed and Grim (Reprise) [10-29] - prog metal
  • Maston With L'Eclair: Souvenir (Innovative Leisure) [09-10]
  • Mads Mathias: I'm All Ears () - jazz
  • Jackson Mathod: Travels in a Confined Space (self-released)
  • Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird: These 13 (Wegawam Music/Southern Broadcast) [03-05] - country
  • Joanna Mattrey: Dirge (Dear Life) - jazz
  • Mildred Maude: Sonic Cathedral ()
  • MAV & Hobgoblin: Angelz & Demonz 3 () - hip-hop
  • MAV & Spanish Ran: Breakfast at Sues () - hip-hop
  • Ed Maverick: Eduardo ()
  • MAVI: End of the Earth (self-released -EP) [02-22] - hip-hop
  • Max I Million: Uncut Gems (Coalmine)
  • Maximo Park: Nature Always Wins (PIAS) [02-26] - new wave
  • Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (Big Persona/RCA) [10-18] - trap [**]
  • Shawn Maxwell: Expectation & Experience (Jazzline) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Ego Ella May: Fieldnotes () - soul
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Magda Mayas' Filamental: Confluence (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Magda Mayas/Tina Doublas: Objects of Interest (Room40) - jazz
  • John Mayer: Sob Rock (Columbia) [07-16] - pop rock
  • Lyle Mays: Eberhard (self-released) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Elias Mazian: All Night (DGTL -EP)
  • Nick Mazzarella/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: What You Seek Is Seeking You (Astral Spirits) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • MC Carol: Borogodo ()
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • Jill McCarron Trio With Will Anderson: Jazz Motif (self-released) - jazz
  • Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived (self-released) - jazz
  • Paul McCartney: McCartney III (Capitol -20) [2020-12-18] - pop rock
  • Mac McCaughan: The Sound of Yourself (Merge) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Walt McClements: A Hole in the Fence (American Dreams) [08-13]
  • Parker McCollum: Gold Chain Cowboy () - country
  • Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message (Blue Note) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Fergus McCreadie: Cairn (Edition) [01-29] - jazz
  • Jim McCulloch: When I Mean What I Say (Violette)
  • Joel McCullough: Starsign (self-released)
  • Otis McDonald: Beats Vol 3 (Track Tribe) - electronic [*]
  • Peter McEachern: Code 2 (SteepleChase LookOut) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (Resilience) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Noel McKay: Blue Blue Blue () - country
  • Lori McKenna: Christmas Is Right Here (C&N -EP) [11-19] - country [***]
  • Murray McLauchlan: Hourglass (True North) [07-09]
  • John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (Abstract Logix) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • James Vincent McMorrow: Grapefruit Season (Sony)
  • Dave McMurray: Grateful Deadication () - jazz
  • James McMurtry: The Horses and the Hounds (New West) [08-20] - Americana [A-]
  • Shannon McNally: The Waylon Sessions (Compass) [05-28] - country
  • Dean McPhee: Witch's Ladder (Hood Faire) [04-30]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards: Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (Idyllic Noise) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (Corbett vs Dempsey) [12-13] - jazz [**]
  • Me and That Man: New Man, New Songs, Same Shit ()
  • Me Rex: Megabear ()
  • Media Jeweler: The Sublime Scripture of Being Alive ()
  • Buck Meek: Two Saviors (Keeled Scales) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Gary Meek: Monterey Groove () - jazz
  • Meek Mill: Expensive Pain () [10-01] - hip-hop
  • Meemo Comma: Neon Genesis: Soul Into Matter () [03-19] - IDM
  • Meskerem Mees: Julius () [11-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Meet Me @ the Altar: Model Citizen (Fueled by Ramen) [08-13] - pop punk
  • Mega Bog: Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors) [07-23] - art pop
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives (300 Entertainment) [10-29] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Nicholas Meier/Dewa Budjana Group: Flying Spirits (Blue Canoe -20) - jazz
  • Tobias Meinhart: The Painter (Sunnyside) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Vincent Meissner Trio: Bewegtes Feld (ACT) [05-28] - jazz
  • Francisco Mela: MPT Trio: Volume 1 (577) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela Featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls Vol 1 (577) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Melting Mind: Melted Mind (Troglosound) - jazz
  • Melvins: Working With God (Ipecac) [02-26] - stoner rock
  • The Memory Band: Colours (Hungry Hill)
  • Men I Trust: Untourable Album (self-released) [08-15] - downtempo
  • Javier Mena: I Entisiasmo ()
  • Menagerie: Many Worlds (Freestyle)
  • Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone) [02-26] - funk [B-]
  • Mendelson: Le Dernier Album ()
  • Vinicius Mendes/Alex Dias/Gabriel Bruce/Victor Vieira-Branco: Duascidades (self-released) - jazz
  • Ava Mendoza: New Spells (Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits) [11-26] - jazz [B]
  • Vince Mendoza: Freedom Over Everything (Modern) - jazz
  • Vic Mensa: I Tape (Roc Nation -EP) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mereba: Azeb (Interscope -EP) [05-26] - soul [***]
  • Meridian Brothers/Conjunto Media Luna: Paz En La Tierra (Bongo Joe) [09-17] - Latin [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Meroli: Notturni (Space Echo) - jazz
  • Merzbow: Scandal (Room40) [05-28] - noise
  • Mesh: Mesh (Born Yesterday -EP) [06-21] - post-punk [*]
  • Mess Esque: Mess Esque (Drag City) [10-22]
  • Meta Meta and Marcelo Cabral: Orita Meta: Ore () - Brazil
  • Roxane Metayer: Eclipse Des Ocelles (Morc)
  • Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun (BMG Modern) [03-05] - jazz [B]
  • Pat Metheny: Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) (Modern) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Hendrik Meurkens: Manhattan Samba (Height Advantage) - jazz
  • Mexican Institute of Sound: Distrito Federal (self-released)
  • Mexstep: Vivir (Mexstep Music) [11-29] - hip-hop [***]
  • Adi Meyerson: I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life (Adi Meyerson) [08-06] - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Rested Turquoise (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Mhaol: Gender Studies () [10-29]
  • Julia Michaels: Not in Chronological Order () [04-30]
  • Michigan Rattlers: That Kind of Life () - country
  • Rale Micic: Only Love Will Stay (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Microcorps: Xmit (Alter) [04-16] - industrial techno
  • Microtub: Sonic Drift (Sofa Music) - jazz
  • Stephan Micus: Winter's End (ECM) - jazz
  • Middle Kids: Today We're the Greatest (Domino) [03-19] - indie rock
  • Midnight Sister: Painting the Roses (Jagjaguwar) [01-15] - art pop
  • Midwife: Luminol ()
  • Miesha & the Spanks: Singles EP (Miesha Louie)
  • Haviah Mighty: Stock Exchange () [11-12] - hip-hop
  • Migos: Culture III (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Miguel Migs: Shaping Visions ()
  • Miguel: Art Dealer Chic 4 (ByStorm Entertainment/RCA) [04-08] - r&b
  • Mike: Disco! (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mike.: The Highs. (4TheHomies) [07-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: One to Grow On (Prairie Rose) [08-10] - country [*]
  • Mild High Club: Going Going Gone () [09-17] - psychedelic pop
  • Lady Millea: I Don't Mind Missing You (Reconcile) [08-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Allison Miller/Jane Ira Bloom: Tues Days (Outline) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Miller Trio: The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • John R Miller: Depreciated (Rounder) [07-16] - alt-country [A-]
  • Robbie Miller: Little Love () [02-12]
  • Drake Milligan: Drake Milligan (-EP) - country
  • Steve Million: What I Meant to Say (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Million: Jazz Words (self-released) [08-20] - jazz
  • Millionz: Provisional Licence () [09-17] - UK drill
  • Parker Millsap: Be Here Instead () [04-09] - country
  • Milquetoast & Co: Shiny (Little) Mind ()
  • Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske: Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske () [03-26] - electroacoustic
  • Dom Minasi: Eight Hands One Mind (Unseen Rain) - jazz
  • Mimz & Dunn: Infinite Lawn (self-released) [04-12] - hip-hop [B]
  • Mine: Hinuber ()
  • Andy Mineo: Never Land II () [09-24]
  • Ming Bau Set: Yakut's Gallop (Fundacja Luchaj) [10-23] - jazz [***]
  • Mini Skirt: Casino ()
  • Ministry: Moral Hygiene () [10-01] - indusrial metal
  • Kylie Minogue: Disco: Guest List Edition ()
  • Minotaur Shock: Qi (Bytes) [01-29]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Mirage: Mirage (Peatonal West) [01-01]
  • Danielle Miraglia: Bright Shining Stars (VizzTone) - jazz
  • Mirrors: Mirrors ()
  • Miss Grit: Impostor () [02-05] - noise pop
  • Mister Goblin: Four People in an Elevator and One of Them Is the Devil () [02-19] - indie rock
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Jerzy Mazzoll/Slawek Janicki/Qba Janicki: For Sure (Bocian -20) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Dots: Pieces for Percussion and Woodwinds (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: The Ritual and the Dance (Astral Spirits) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms the Voice (Balance Point Acoustics) [05-14] - jazz
  • Dennis Mitcheltree: Nevermind the Circus () - jazz
  • MitiS: Lost (Opehlia)
  • Aakash Mittal: Nocturne (self-released) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Cameron Mizell & Charlie Rauh: Local Folklore (Destiny) [10-29] - jazz [B]
  • MNDR: Hell to Be You Baby ()
  • Mndsgn: Rare Pleasure (Stones Throw) [06-04] - psychedelic soul
  • Moby: Reprise () [05-28] - art pop
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arfvydad Kaziauskas: Purvs (Jersika) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Christian Windfeld: Pacemaker (NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [*]
  • Mocky: Overtones for the Omniverse () [07-30] - third stream
  • Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador) [05-21] - Saharan [A-]
  • Mod Con: Modern Condition () [10-22]
  • Model Home: Both Feen En Th Infinite () - hip-hop
  • The Modern Jazz Trio With Jerry Bergonzi: Straight Gonz (AMM) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Modern Nature: Island of Noise (Bella Union) [11-19]
  • Modest Mouse: The Golden Casket (Epic) [06-25] - alt/indie [**]
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Mathias Modica: Sonic Rohstoff
  • Mathias Modica: Sonic Rohstoff (Kryptox) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (Pi) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Charnett Moffett: New Love (Motema) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes Around (Turning Circles Music) - jazz
  • Jesse Mogale: Heritage From an African Continent (Jaymog -20) - jazz
  • Mogwai: As the Love Continues (Temporary Residence) [02-19] - post-rock [B]
  • Moire: Good Times (Hypercolour) [05-14] - electronic
  • MOL: Diorama (Nuclear Blast) [11-05] - metal
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Tempest Revisited (Rune Grammofon) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Molten: Dystopian Syndrome ()
  • Pau Molto: French Horn Jazz Project () - jazz
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Stitches (Modern) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • MoMA Ready: Body 21 () [02-24] - electronic
  • Momus: Athenian ()
  • Tony Monaco/Hendrik Meurkens/Reid Hoyson/Mark Lucas: Strollin' (Reid Hoyson Productions) - jazz
  • Adrian Moncada: Inhabitable Imagination (Inhabitable Imagination Music) - jazz
  • Monde UFO: 7171 (self-released) [10-31]
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Moneybagg Yo: A Gangsta's Pain (CMG/N-Less/Interscope) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Jane Monheit: Come What May (Club44) - vocal jazz
  • Mono: Pilgrimage of the Soul (Temporary Residence) [09-17] - post-rock
  • Monobody: Comma ()
  • Ashley Monroe: Rosegold (Mountainrose Sparrow) [04-30] - country [B]
  • Monster Magnet: A Better Dystopia (Napalm) [05-21]
  • Jimmy Montague: Casual Use ()
  • French Montana: They Got Amnesia (Epic) - hip-hop
  • Marisa Monte: Portas (Sony) [07-01] - MPB
  • Marcelo Monteiro: Deyeh (self-released) - jazz
  • Donny Montell: 1987 ()
  • Montgomery and Turner: Sounds Passing Through Circumstances (Astral Editions)
  • Moo Latte: Snax (U Know Me)
  • Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) [05-13] - metal
  • Moontype: Bodies of Water () [04-02] - indie rock
  • Moor Mother: Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Anti-) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Moor Mother & Billy Woods: Brass (Backwoodz Studioz -20) [2020-12-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Christy Moore: Flying Into Mystery (Sony)
  • Dallas Moore: The Rain () - country
  • Gary Moore: How Blue Can You Get (Provogue) [04-30]
  • Steve Moore: Analog Sensitivity (Be With) [02-19] - space ambient
  • Valentino Mora: Underwater (Spazio Disponible) [03-22] - ambient techno
  • Jason Moran: The Sound Will Tell You (Yes) - jazz
  • Morcheeba: Blackest Blue (Fly Agaric) [05-14] - trip hop
  • Enrico Morello: Cyclic Signs (Auand) [03-19] - jazz
  • Berta Moreno Afro-Jazz Soul Project: Tumaini (Tiger Turn) [04-30] - jazz
  • Solea Morente: Aurora Y Enrique ()
  • Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny (Fueled by Ramen) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Suomi Morishita: Ein (Tomte's) - jazz
  • Morray: Street Sermons (Pick Six/Interscope) [04-28]
  • David John Morris: Monastic Love Songs () [05-21]
  • Joe Morris/Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles (Open Systems) - jazz
  • Van Morrison: Latest Record Project: Volume 1 (BMG/Exile -2CD) [05-07] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • The Neal Morse Band: Innocence & Danger ()
  • Federico Mosconi: Dreamers and Tides (Dronarium)
  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes (World of Echo) [03-05]
  • Mother Nature and BoatHouse: SZNZ (Closed Sessions) [04-20] - hip-hop [***]
  • Motifv: Dilated Minds () - electronic
  • Motorpsycho: Kingdom of Oblivion (Stickman) [04-16] - prog rock
  • John Moulder: Metamorphosis (Origin) [10-15] - jazz [B]
  • Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Simon Moullier Trio: Countdown (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Mountain Goats: Dark in Here (Merge) [06-26] - alt/indie [A-]
  • A Mountain of One: Custards Last Stand (Amore) - downtempo
  • Mouse on Mars: AAI (Thrill Jockey) [02-26] - IDM
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) - jazz
  • Mousv: El Sahaba ()
  • Mouth Painter: Tropicale Moon (Feeding Tube) [09-03]
  • Mr Jukes & Barney Artist: The Locket () [08-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Mr Mitch: Lazy (Gobstopper)
  • Mr Twin Sister: Al Mundo Azul () [11-19] - indie pop
  • Msaki: Platinumb Heart ()
  • The Muckers: Endeavor (Greenway)
  • The Mudd Club: Bottle Blonde (Raving Pop Blast)
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 6: Gary Bartz (Jazz Is Dead) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson (Jazz Is Dead) [08-05] - jazz [*]
  • Mujeres Podridas: Muerte En Paraiso ()
  • Maria Muldaur With Tuba Skinny: Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) [05-07] - blues [A-]
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: VWETO III (Foreseen Entertainment/Epistrophik Peach Sound) [05-21] - instrumental hip-hop
  • Kjetil Mulelid: Piano (Rune Grammofon) [03-12] - jazz
  • Viktoria Mullova/Alasdair Beatson: Beethoven: Sonatas 4, 5 & 7 () [03-26] - classical
  • Mundo Primitivo: Paisage Interior (Static Shock)
  • Connor Munroe: Then + Now (self-released) - jazz
  • Muqata'a: Kamil Manqus (Hundebiss) [02-05] - wonky
  • Murcof: The Alias Sessions () [05-21] - dark ambient
  • The Murlocs: Bittersweet Dreams (ATO) [06-25] - garage rock
  • Greg Murphy: Cool Water (Whaling City Sound) [02-05] - jazz
  • Roisin Murphy: Crooked Machine (Skint) [04-30] - electropop [*]
  • Bryan Murray & Jon Lundbom: Beats by Balto! Vol. 2 (Chant) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • John Murry: The Stars Are God's Bullet Holes (Submarine Cat) [07-16] - folk rock
  • Musa Dagh: Musa Dagh ()
  • The Musalini & O Finess: No Squares in My Circle () - hip-hop
  • Museum of Love: Life of Mammals (Skint) [07-09]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed (MCA Nashville) [09-10] - country [**]
  • Mush: Lines Redacted (Memphis Industries) [02-12] - post-punk
  • Mushroom: Songs of Dissent: Live at the Make Out Room 8/9/19 (Alchemikal Artz) [09-10] - jazz [**]
  • Music on Hold: 30 Minutes Of () [02-05]
  • Musk Ox: Inheritance () [07-09] - chamber folk
  • Rachel Musson: Dreamsing (577) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Mustafa: When Smoke Rises (Regent Park Songs -EP) [05-28] - neo-soul [*]
  • Muzi: Interblaktic ()
  • Mu-Ziq: Scurlage (Analogical Force) [05-28] - IDM
  • Laura Mvula: Pink Noise (Atlantic) [07-02] - synthpop [*]
  • MXLX: Nebula Rasa (Kindarad!) [03-26]
  • My Bloody Sex Party: Vol 2 (Zoomin' Night)
  • My Morning Jacket: My Morning Jacket (ATO) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Myd: Born a Loser () [04-30] - deep house
  • Aaron Myers: The Pride Album (self-released) [04-30] - jazz
  • Jo Berger Myhre: Unheimlich Manoeuvre (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Myka 9 & Profound: Nine Clouds () - hip-hop
  • John Myrtle: Myrtle Soup () [06-18]
  • Marissa Nadler: The Path of the Gods (Sacred Bones) [10-29] - psychedelic folk
  • Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (577) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Naked Days: My Head Hz () [02-06] - singer-songwrier
  • Naked Raygun: Over the Overlords () [08-02]
  • Hamza Namira: Mawlood Sanat ()
  • Nancy: The Seven Foot Tall Post-Suicidal Feel Good Blues () [01-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • Nao: And Then Life Was Beautiful (Little Tokyo) [09-24] - neo-soul
  • Anthony Naples: Chameleon () [09-03] - downtempo
  • Randy Napoleon: Rust Belt Roots: Randy Napoleon Plays Wes Montgomery, Grand Green & Kenny Burrell (OA2) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Napoleon Da Legend & Amerigo Gazaway: The World Changed (Soulmates)
  • Nappy Nina & JWords: Double Down (LucidHaus) - hip-hop
  • The Narcotix: Mommy Issues ()
  • Nas: King's Disease II (Mass Appeal) [08-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Nas: Magic (Mass Appeal -EP) [12-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Israel Nash: Topaz (self-released) [03-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic -20) [2020-12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Nasty Cherry: The Movie () [04-02] - pop rock
  • Native Soul: Teenage Dreams () [09-14]
  • Nation of Language: A Way Forward (PIAS) [11-05] - synthpop [**]
  • Natural Information Society/Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (Aguirre/Eremite) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • The Natvral: Tethers (Kanine) [04-02] - indie folk
  • Rachika Navar: Our Hands Against the Dusk ()
  • Navy Blue: Song of Sage: Post Panic! (Freedom Sounds -20) [2020-12-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Navy Blue: Navy's Reprise (Freedom Sounds) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Rachika Nayar: Our Hands Against the Dusk (NNA Tapes) [03-05] - glitch
  • Jacky Naylor: The Industrial Suite (Ubuntu) [04-09] - jazz
  • Jason Nazary: Spring Collection (We Jazz) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • NCT 127: Sticker (SM Entertainment) [09-17] - K-pop
  • Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri: Felt/Not Said (Auspice NOW) [08-13] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar: Mbalax (Universal) [11-12] - Senegal [A-]
  • Lael Neale: Acquainted With Night (Sub Pop) [02-19] - alt/indie
  • Camila Nebbia: Colibri Rojo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Camila Nebbia Quartet: Corre El Rio De La Memoria Sobre La Tierra Que Arrastra Trazos, Dejando Rastros De Alguna Huella Que Hoy Es Numero (Ramble) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • Necessary People: These Are the Necessary People () - hip-hop
  • Neek Bucks: Neighborhood HOV () - hip-hop
  • Mike Neer: Keepin' It Real (Mike Neer Music) - jazz
  • Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Neighborhood Brats: Confines of Life (Dirt Cult)
  • Nelly: Heartland (Columbia -EP) [08-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bill Nelson: Dazzlebox (self-released)
  • Josh Nelson: Live at Bluewhale Volume 1 (Steel Bird Music) - jazz
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: A Few Stars Apart (Fantasy) [06-11] - country rock
  • Willie Nelson: That's Life (Legacy) [02-26] - country [B]
  • Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family (Legacy) [11-19] - country [B]
  • Nervous Dater: Call in the Mess (Counter Intuitive) [03-12] - alt/indie [**]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Net Gala: ? Shinpa (Svbkvlt) - club music
  • Jennifer Nettles: Always Like New () [06-25] - country
  • Sarah Neufeld: Detritus (Paper Bag) [05-14] - modern classical
  • Calle Neumann/Ketil Gutvik/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance (PNL) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Ed Neumeister Quartet: What Have I Done? (Meistero Music) [10-15] - jazz
  • NEOV: Picture of a Good Life () [01-15] - indie pop
  • Deb Never: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? () [09-10] - bedroom pop
  • New Age Doom: Lee Scratch Perry's Guide to the Universe (We Are Busy Bodies) [11-05] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • New Bums: Last Time I Saw Grace (Drag City) [03-19]
  • New Faces: New Sounds (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • New Memphis Colorways: It Is What It Isn't (Owl Jackson Jr) - jazz
  • The New Muse 4Tet: Blue Lotus (self-released) - jazz
  • New Pagans: The Seed, the Vessel, the Roots and All (Big Scary Monsters)
  • The New World Jazz Composers Octet: The Next Stage (Big and Phat Jazz) - jazz
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • NewDad: Waves () [03-26] - indie pop
  • Newgrounds Death Rugby: Pictures of Your Pets ()
  • Newmen: Futur II ()
  • Farnell Newton: Feel the Love (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Ngaiire: 3 () [08-27] - art pop
  • Nice Girl: Ipsum (Public Possession) [12-06] - electronic
  • Nicolay: Analog Dreams (The Foreign Music Exchange) - electronic
  • Nicki Nicole: Parte De Mi () [10-29]
  • Maggie Nicols: Creative Contradiction: Poetry, Story, Song & Sound (Takuroku -20) [2020-12-07]
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Niess & the Capitol Bones: The Beat Goes On (Summit) [04-00] - jazz [B]
  • Night Beats: Outlaw R&B (Fuzz Club) [06-04] - psychedelic rock
  • Nightmares on Wax: Shout Out! To Freedom . . . (Warp) [10-29] - downtempo
  • Nightshift: Zoe ()
  • Willie Nile: The Day the Earth Stood Still () [08-13]
  • Stephanie Nilles: I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag: The White Flag (Sunnyside) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 1: To the Nth (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Ninajirachi & Kota Banks: True North () [04-16]
  • Nikara [Warren]: Nikara Presents Black Wall Street (self-released) [11-05] - jazz [*]
  • Carlos Nino & Friends: More Energy Fields, Currrent (International Anthem) [05-07]
  • Nite Jewel: No Sun (Gloriette) [08-27] - ambient pop
  • Andrew Nixon/Joe Goretti/Ed Croft: In Congruence (self-released) - jazz
  • Erica Nockalls: Dark Music From a Warm Place (Gentlemen)
  • Noctiferia: Reforma () [05-28]
  • Cedric Noel: Hang Time () [11-12]
  • Sebastian Noelle/Matt Mitchell/Chris Tordini/Dan Weiss: System One (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Jim Noir: Deep Blue View (Dook) [08-06]
  • Adam Nolan Trio: Prim and Primal (self-released) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • No Rome: It's All Smiles () [12-03] - alt r&b
  • No Stress: Prelude No 1 (YK) [03-02] - jazz
  • NOFX: Single Album ()
  • No-No Boy: 1975 (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-02] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Billy Nomates: Emergency Telephone (Invada -EP -20) [2020-12-14] [***]
  • NoMBe: Chromatopia (Th3rd Brain) [05-07]
  • Nonexistent: Nonexistent (Downwards)
  • Alex Norris: Fleet From the Heat (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • The Kody Norris Show: All Suited Up ()
  • Richard Norris: Hypnotic Response (Inner Mind) [06-11]
  • Nortonk: Nortonk (Biophilia) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Not Waving: How to Leave Your Baby () [05-14] - electronic
  • Nothing but Thieves: Moral Panic II () [07-23] - alt/indie
  • Nothing, Nowhere: Trauma Factory () [02-19] - emo pop
  • The Notwist: Vertigo Days (Morr Music) [01-29] - indietronica [**]
  • NOV3L: Non-Fiction () [05-28]
  • Aaron Novik: Grounded (Astral Spirits) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Antonina Nowacka: Vocal Sketches From Oaxaca (TakuRoku)
  • Roy Noyes: Arc Minutes ()
  • Noyz82: Blade Runner Basquiat () - hip-hop
  • NTsKI: Orca (Orange Milk/EM) [08-06] - electronic [**]
  • Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables (Strut) [03-12] - jazz [B]
  • Gary Numan: Intruder (BMG) [05-21] - darkwave [**]
  • Nun Gun: Mondo Decay ()
  • Audrey Nuna: A Liquid Breakfast (Arista)
  • Maarja Nuut: Hinged () [08-20] - art pop
  • Karen Nyame KG: Sensei II (KG)
  • Lina Nyberg & Daniel Karlsson: The Night and the Music (Prophone) [04-30] - jazz
  • Obijuan x Philanthrope: Saxred Gin (Bad Taste)
  • Observe Since 98: Le Dernier Royaume () - hip-hop
  • Obscura: A Valediction ()
  • Elijah Ocean: Born Blue () - country
  • Larry Ochs-Donald Robinson Duo: A Civil Right (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Geoffrey O'Connor: For as Long as I Can Remember () [08-06]
  • Octo Octa: She's Calling (T4T LUV NRG) - electronic
  • Stanley Odd: Stay Odd (Handsome Tramp) [04-12]
  • Odd Beholder: Sunny Bay () [09-10]
  • Oddfellow's Casino: The Cult of Water (Nightjar) [04-02]
  • Odette: Herald () [02-05] - art pop
  • Adam O'Farrill: Visions of Your Other (Biophilia) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Virtual Birdland (Zoho) - Latin jazz
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble: Dreaming in Lions (Blue Note) [09-24] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Offset 5: Deflections (self-released) - jazz
  • The Offspring: Let the Bad Times Roll (Concord)
  • Emeka Ogboh: Beyond the Yellow Haze (A-Ton) [01-15] - ambient
  • Dag Erik Ogsvold: Back Then () - country
  • Oh My Girl: Dear Ohygirl (WM Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Oh Wonder: 22 Break () [10-08] - indie pop
  • Ohbliv: Rugged Tranquility Volume 1 & 2 (Paxico)
  • Okute: Okute (Chulo) [06-04] - Cuban [***]
  • Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (Amigo/Verve Forecast/Republic) [07-17] - pop [A-]
  • Vikingur Olafsson: Mozart & Contemporaries ()
  • Old Dominion: Time, Tequila & Therapy (Arista Nashville) - country
  • Old Sea Brigade: Motivational Speaking (Nettwerk) [05-14]
  • David Olney and Anana Kaye: Whispers and Sighs ()
  • Angel Olsen: Aisles (Jagjaguwar -EP) [08-20] - synthpop
  • Tomoko Omura: Branches, Vol 2 (Outside In Music) [06-18] - jazz
  • Ona Snop: Intermittent Damnation (No Time -20) [2020-12-01] - grindcore
  • One Million Eyes: Brama () [03-01]
  • One Step Closer: This Place You Know (Run for Cover) [09-24] - melodic hardcore
  • OneTwoThree: OneTwoThree (Kill Rock Stars) [10-15] - post-punk [A-]
  • Oneus: Blood Moon (RBW) - K-pop
  • Onewe: Planet Nine: Alter Ego (RBW) - K-pop
  • Only Sun: Tangled Mind () [05-21]
  • Onyx: Onyx 4 Life ()
  • Ophidian I: Desolate ()
  • Ora the Molecule: Human Safari (Mute) [07-23] - indie pop
  • Bill Orcutt: A Mechanical Joey ()
  • Joy Orbison: Still Slipping Vol 1 (XL) [08-13] - downtempo [**]
  • Orchestre TPMD: We're Ok. But We're Lost Anyway ()
  • Orden Ogan: Final Days ()
  • The Orielles: La Vita Olistica (Heavenly) [03-26] - indie pop
  • Origami Angel: Gami Gang (Counter Intuitive) [04-30] - emo-pop
  • Declan O'Rourke: Arrivals (East-West) [03-05]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Orquesta Akokan: 16 Rayos (Daptone) [10-22]
  • Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: 80 Anos (Day Dreamer) [10-08] - Brazilian [***]
  • Joell Ortiz: Autograph () - hip-hop
  • Os Amantes: Os Amantes (Elemess) - Brazil
  • The Oscillation: Untold Futures (All Time low) [10-29]
  • Ossler: Regn Av Glas (St4t/Bengans)
  • Others by No One: Book II: Where Stories Come From (self-released) [10-22] - prog metal
  • Jeannine Otis: Into My Heart (Adrielle Music/Monpolyhouse) [03-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ouri: Frame of a Fauna ()
  • Ours: Ours ()
  • Out to Dinner: Play On (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Sam Outlaw: Popular Mechanics ()
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu 2: In These Odd Times (Flu Note) [04-02] - jazz [B]
  • Ovlov: Buds () [11-19] - indie rock
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Within Us: Celebrating 25 Years of the Jazz Surge (MAMA/Summit) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Bones Owens: Bones Owens (Black Ranch/Thirty Tigers) [02-26]
  • Charles Owens Trio: 10 Years (LA.Reserve) - jazz
  • Ulysses Owens Jr Big Band: Soul Conversations (Outside In Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Genesis Owusu: Smiling With No Teeth (Ourness/House Anxiety) [03-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Keith Oxman/Frank Morelli: The Ox-Mo Incident (Capri) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • P4rkr: Drive-by Lullabies (Dismiss Yourself) [09-17] - electronic
  • Paal: Soothing Songs for a Cultured Affair (Midnight Shift) - drum & bass
  • Dorothea Paas: Anything Can't Happen (Telephone Explosion) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Pachyman: The Return of . . . Pachyman (ATO) [08-13]
  • Packs: Take the Cake (Fire Talk) [05-21] - alt/indie
  • Fito Paez: Los Anos Salvajes ()
  • Julian Page: Lost and Found (Temporal Acuity -20) - jazz
  • Pageants: Sun and Settled Days (Eye Dull)
  • Patrick Paige II: If I Fail Are We Still Cool? (self-released) - hip-hop
  • Painted Shrines: Heaven and Holy () [03-05] - folk rock
  • PAKT: PAKT (Moonjune) - jazz
  • Palberta: Palberta 5000 (Wharf Cat) [01-22] - alt/indie [*]
  • Pale Waves: Who Am I? () [02-12] - pop rock
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: I've Got News for You: The Music of Edgar Winter (Sky Cat) [10-15] - big band blues [C+]
  • Pino Palladino and Blake Mills: Notes With Attachments (Impulse) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Paloma Mami: Suenos De Dali () [03-18] - r&b
  • Panam Panic: Love of Humanity (Melius Prod) - jazz
  • Pan-Amerikan Native Front: Little Turtle's War ()
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black metal
  • Danna Paola: KO ()
  • Papangu: Holoceno () [06-25] - avant-garde metal
  • Paperbark: What Was Left Behind (Constellation Tatsu)
  • Para One: Spectre: Machines of Loving Grace ()
  • Paradox: Heresy II ()
  • Parannoul: To See the Next Part of the Dream (self-released) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Parcels: Day/Night () [11-05] - yacht rock
  • Pardoner: Came Down Different (Bar/None)
  • Charlie Parr: Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways) - blues
  • Paris Texas: Boy Anonymous () [05-14] - experimental hip-hop
  • Paris Texas: Red Hand Akimbo (-EP) - hip-hop
  • Phil Parisot: Inventions (OA2) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Han-Earl Park: Of Life, Recombinant (New Jazz and Improvised Music) - jazz
  • Caroline Parke: Pause and Pine (self-released) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Evan Parker Quartet: All Knavery and Collusion (Cadillac) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki (Uchimizu) - jazz
  • Evan Parker: Winns Win (Byrd Out) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • Jeff Parker: Forfolks (International Anthem) [12-10] - jazz [*]
  • Lewis Parker: Frequency of Perception () - hip-hop
  • William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering/AUM Fidelity -10CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • William Parker: Trencadis: A Selection From Migration Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker: Painters Winter (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • William Parker: Mayan Space Station (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • William Parker/Patricia Nicholson: No Joke! (ESP-Disk) - jazz [A-]
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: Glass Triangle (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Arlo Parks: Collapsed Into Sunbeams (Transgressive) [01-29] - bedroom pop [A-]
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Parquet Courts: Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade) [10-22] - post-punk [***]
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin & Detlef Weinrich: Jours De Greve () [01-10]
  • Parris: Soaked in Indigo Moonlight () [11-19]
  • The Parrots: Dos () [10-29]
  • Nicki Parrott: If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Alexis Parsons: Alexis (New Artists) [10-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Parsons: Things to Come () - country
  • Part Chimp: Drool (Wrong Speed) [06-02] - noise rock [B]
  • Alan Pasqua: Day Dream (Gretabelle Music) - jazz
  • Passalacqua: Passalacqua LP () - hip-hop
  • Rosa Passos: Dunas: Live in Copenhagen () - jazz
  • Marissa Paternoster: Peace Meter () [12-03]
  • Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [*]
  • Joanna Patterson: The Show Must Go On () - jazz
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac (self-released) [02-19] - jazz
  • John Patitucci/Vinnie Colaiuta/Bill Cunliffe: Trio (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jessica Pavone: Lull (Chalkin) [10-22]
  • Mario Pavone/The Tampa Quartet: Isabella (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mario Pavone/Dialect Trio + 1: Blue Vertical (Out of Your Head) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Lukasz Pawlik: Long-Distance Connections (Summit) [07-13] - classical [**]
  • Paxton/Spangler Septet: Anthem for the New Nation (Eastlawn) [07-09] - jazz
  • Stephane Payen/Ingrid Laubrock/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey: All Set (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Rita Payes and Elisabeth Roma: Como La Piel ()
  • Potter Payper: Thanks for Waiting () [10-01]
  • Pays P: Ca V Aller (Peculiar Works)
  • Molly Payton: Slack () [10-01]
  • Nicholas Payton: Quarantind With Nick (Paytone -20) [2020-03-03] - jazz
  • Nicholas Payton: Smoke Sessions (Smoke Sessions) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vinnie Paz: Burn Everything That Bares Your Name () - hip-hop
  • PDPII, Pilled Up on a Couple of Doves: Shelter Press ()
  • Peace Chord: Peace Chord () [02-05]
  • Carly Pearce: 29 (Big Machine -EP) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Carly Pearce: 29: Written in Stone (Big Machine) [09-17] - country [A-]
  • Pearl & the Oysters: Flowerland (Feeltrip)
  • Pearring Sound: Socially Distanced Duos (self-released) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Hayden Pedigo: Letting Go (Mexican Summer) [09-24] - American primitivism
  • Pierrick Pedron: Fifty-Fifty: New York Sessions (Gazebo) [03-05] - jazz
  • Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure) [03-26] - electronic [**]
  • Pell: Floating While Dreaming II (self-released)
  • Rich Pellegrin: Solitude: Solo Improvisations (OA2) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Pelt: Reticence/Resistance (Three Lobed) [10-29]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Griot: This Is Important! (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Greentea Peng: Man Made (AMF) [06-04] - neo-soul [***]
  • The People in Fog: 1977 (Sound of Vast) [06-28]
  • Pepe Deluxe: Phantom Cabinet Vol 1 (Catskills) [10-22] - prog pop
  • Ivo Perelman Trio: Garden of Jewels (Tao Forms) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari: The Purity of Desire (Not Two) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Nate Wooley: Polarity (Burning Ambulance Music) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Special Edition Box: Procedural Language (SMP) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman: Brass and Ivory Tales (Fundacja Sluchaj -9CD) [10-00] - jazz
  • Don Peretz: Dikson (Deepdig) - jazz
  • Perfect Angels: Exit From the Ultra-World (Zach Phillips) [04-15]
  • Perila: How Much Time It Is Between You and Me? (Smalltown Soupersound) [06-25] - ambient [B]
  • Karen Peris: A Song Is Way Above the Lawn (Therese) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Perkins & Federwisch: One Dazzling Moment (Strategic Tape Reserve)
  • Gene Perla: 3 Trios (PM) - jazz
  • Bruno Pernadas: Private Reasons () [04-23] - prog pop
  • Leonie Pernet: Le Cirque De Consolation () [11-19]
  • Rich Perry: Happy Destiny (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • The Person: Tide Life (Growing Bin) [02-26]
  • Houston Person: Live in Paris (HighNote) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Perturbator: Lustful Sacrements (Blood Music)
  • Maisie Peters: You Signed Up for This (Gingerbread Man) [08-27] - pop
  • Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Petey: Lean Into Life (Terrible) [09-03]
  • Sara Petite: Rare Bird (JTMMusic) [02-26]
  • Peyton: PSA () [07-23]
  • Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band: Dance Songs for Hard Times (Family Owned) [04-09] - blues [A-]
  • Phabo: Soulquarius (Soulection) - r&b
  • Liz Phair: Soberish (Chrysalis) [06-04] - pop rock [***]
  • Pharaon De Winter: France Forets ()
  • Phew: New Decade () [10-22] - electronic
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Pieranunzi Fonnesbaek Duo: The Real You: A Bill Evans Tribute (Stunt) [01-29] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Barre Phillips: Thirty Years in Between (Victo) - jazz
  • Zach Phillips: Feed a Pigeon, Breed a Rat () [09-06] - jazz
  • Phobophobes: Modern Medicine () [06-25]
  • Chris Pierce: American Silence (Pierce) [02-26] - folk [*]
  • The Len Pierro Jazz Orchestra: The Third Quarter (WalkingPath -20) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: Oaxaca Constellation (self-released) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: I'll Colour Around It (self-released) - jazz
  • Antoine Pierre/Urbex Electric: Suspended: Live at Flagley (OutNote -20) - jazz
  • Dax Pierson: Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction) (Dark Entries) [02-16] - techno [**]
  • Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (Amalgam) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Pile: Songs Known Together, Alone ()
  • Sam Pilnick's Nonet Project: The Adler Suite (Next Level) - jazz
  • The Pine Hill Haints: The Song Companion of a Lone Star Cowboy (Single Lock)
  • The Pineapple Thief: Nothing but the Truth (Kscope) [10-21] - prog rock
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • Pink Siifu: Gumbo'! (Field-Left) [08-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin: Smokebreak () - hip-hop
  • The Pink Stones: Introducing . . . the Pink Stones (Normaltown) [04-09]
  • Pink Suits: Political Child (self-relased)
  • Pink Sweat$: Pink Planet (Atlantic)
  • PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Parlophone -EP) [10-15] - atmospheric drum & bass [**]
  • Pinkshift: Saccharine (self-released -EP) [04-02] - pop punk
  • Alberto Pinton Trio: All the Difference (Clear Now) - jazz
  • Cryptic One & Jestoneart [Pirata]: Pirata (Centrifugal Phorce) [04-02] - hip-hop [***]
  • Piroshka: Love Drips and Gathers (Bella Union) [07-23]
  • Michael Pisaro-Liu: Revolution Shuffle (Erstwhile) [12-03]
  • Pistol Annies: Hell of a Holiday (RCA Nashville) [10-22] - country
  • Adam Pits: A Recurring Nature (On Rotation) [07-16] - house
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck: Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Reference) - classical
  • Pixey: Free to Live in Colour () [03-23]
  • Pixey: Sunshine State () [10-29]
  • John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (Ghostlight) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Planetary Assault Systems: Sky Scraping () -
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof (Rounder) [11-19] - folk [*]
  • Jeff Platz/Max Goldman/Brendan Carniaux: With Orbit (self-released) - jazz
  • PLO Man & C3D-E: Public Static V (Acting Press)
  • PLS.trio: Cosmonauts (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice (Contagious Music) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • The Point: Phonkadelic ()
  • Poison Ruin: Poisin Ruin (Urge) [02-11] - post-punk
  • Polo & Pan: Cyclorama (Hamburger) [06-25] - tropical house
  • Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan: Still as Your Sleeping ()
  • Polyorchard: An Excess of Primary Forms (Out and Gone) - jazz
  • Pom Poko: Cheater (Bella Union) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Pom Pom Squad: Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang) [06-25] - indie pop [**]
  • Pond: 9 () [10-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Pony: TV Baby (Take This to Heart) [04-09] - indie pop [B]
  • Pooh Shiesty: Shiesty Season (4PF/CMG) [02-05] - hip-hop
  • Poorstacy: Party at the Cemetary () [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Pop 1280: Museum on the Horizon ()
  • Pop Smoke: Faith () [07-16] - pop rap
  • Poppy: Flux (Sumerian) [09-24] - shoegaze [***]
  • Poppy: EAT (NXT Soundtrack) () [06-08] - alt metal
  • Porches: All Day Gentle Hold! (Domino) [10-08] - synthpop
  • Porij: Baby Face () [09-17]
  • Michel Portal: MP85 (Label Bleu) - jazz
  • Charlie Porter: Hindsight (OA2) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • George Porter Jr and Runnin' Pardners: Crying for Hope (self-released)
  • Portico Quartet: Terrain (Gondwana) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Portico Quartet: Monument (Gondwana) [11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Portrayal of Guilt: We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) [01-29] - screamo
  • Portrayal of Guilt: Christfucker (Run for Cover) [11-05] - sludge metal
  • Maria Portugal: Erosao (Fun in the Church) - jazz [**]
  • Postdata: Twin Flames (Paper Bag) [03-05] - indie folk
  • Chris Potter: There Is a Tide (Edition -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise (Edition) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Poverty's No Crime: A Secret to Hide ()
  • Brigid Mae Power: Burning Your Light (Fire -EP) [09-24]
  • Powers/Rollin Duo: Strange Fortune (Astral Spirits) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Powerwolf: Call of the Wild ()
  • Keith Pray: Universal Blues (Praynation) - jazz
  • Noah Preminger/Kim Cass: Thunda (Day Bridge) - jazz
  • PremRock: Load Bearing Crow's Feet () - hip-hop
  • Presha: Rats (Samauri Music)
  • Press to MECO: Transmute () [08-20]
  • Terry Presume: What Box? ()
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll () [02-12] - hard rock
  • Prettyboy D-O: Love Is War () [10-15]
  • Eddie Prevost Band: Bean Soup and Bouquets (Matchless) - jazz
  • Nigel Price Organ Trio: Wes Reimagined (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Katherine Priddy: The Eternal Rocks Beneath () [06-25]
  • Mike Pride: I Hate Work (RareNoise) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Primitive Knot: A New Ontology of Evil (Deathbed Tapes) - metal
  • PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution Volume 2 (XAS) [08-13] - jazz
  • Private Function: Whose Line Is It Anyway (FOLC)
  • Proc Fiskal: Siren Spine Sysex (Hyperdub) [09-24]
  • Professor Cunningham and His Old School: The Lockdown Blues (Arbors) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Prolaps: Ultra Cycle Pt 2: Estival Growth (Hausu Mountain) [06-20] - hardcore breaks
  • Propo'88 & Wildelux: Certified Craftsmen () - hip-hop
  • Provoker: Body Jumper (Year0001) [08-13]
  • Andrzej Przybielski & Oles Brothers: Short Farewell: The Lost Sessions (Audio Cave) - jazz
  • Marcin Przybylowicz/PT Adamczyk/Paul Leonard-Morgan: Cyberpunk 2077 [Original Score] (Projekt Red -20) [2020-12-11] - soundtrack
  • PS5: Unconscious Collective (Hyperjazz)
  • Pseudo Intellectuals: Only Built for Food and Drinks () - hip-hop
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound (What Reality?) [02-05] - heavy psych
  • Psychic Hotline: The Wild World of Psychic Hotline (Disciples) [03-05]
  • Public Service Broadcasting: Bright Magic (PIAS) [09-24] - indietronica
  • Joe Pug: The Diving Sun ()
  • Puma Blue: In Praise of Shadows () [02-05]
  • Punkt. Vrt. Plastik [Kaja Draksler/Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger]: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Pupil Slicer: Mirrors (Prosthetic) [03-12] - mathcore
  • Purple Kiss: Into Violet (RBW) - K-pop
  • Pye Corner Audio: Entangled Routes () [11-26] - electronic
  • Anika Pyle: Wild River (June) [02-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Q'd Up: Going Places (Tantara) [10-08] - jazz [B]
  • Qlowski: Quale Futuro? ()
  • Masha Qrella: Woanders (Staatsakt) [02-19] - indie pop [***]
  • Qrion: I Hope It Lasts Forever () - electronic
  • Quadry: They Think We Ghetto ()
  • Quando Rondo: Still Taking Risks (Quando Rondo/Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [05-07]
  • Quantic & Nidia Gongora: Almas Conectadas ()
  • Quartet Diminished: Station Three (Hermes) - jazz
  • Queen Esther: Gild the Black Lily (EL) [03-26] - blues [A-]
  • Queen Naija: Missunderstood Still . . . ()
  • Quentin Ahmad DaGod: NOAH () - hip-hop
  • Quickly, Quickly: The Long and Short of It (Ghostly International) [08-20] - alt r&b
  • Quicksand: Distant Populations (Epitaph) [08-13] - post-hardcore
  • Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (Redefinition) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Quinn: Drive-By Lullabies ()
  • Quivers: Golden Doubt (Ba Da Bing!) [06-11] - jangle pop
  • R2Bees: Back 2 Basics (Ziiki Media) [11-25] - Ghana [*]
  • R+R=Now: Live (Blue Note) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Raccoon City: For Nobody, Nowhere (Dog Knights Production) [08-06] - post-hardcore
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Two as One (Abray) [09-14] - jazz [*]
  • Eliane Radigue: Occam Ocean 3 () [08-27] -
  • Joshua Radin: The Ghost and the Wall (Nettwerk) [07-23]
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here) [09-24] - country [***]
  • Gerry Rafferty: Rest in Blue () [09-03]
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Life by Misadventure (Sony) [05-07] - pop soul
  • Priya Ragu: Damnshestamil () [09-03] - r&b
  • Lucy Railton and Kit Downes: Subaerial (SN Variations)
  • Rainbow Girls: Rolling Dumpster Fire (self-released -EP) [12-06] - folk-rock [*]
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jordan Rakei: What We Call Life (Ninja Tune) [09-17] - art pop [*]
  • Ralfy the Plug: Rapper Overnight 2 (Stinc Team)
  • Rambutan: Parallel Systems () [06-17]
  • Ran Cap Duoi: Ngu Ngay Ngay Ngay Tan The (Subtex) [07-16]
  • Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balas Pandi: The Churning of the Ocean (Trost) - jazz
  • Phil Ranelin: Infinite Expressions (ORG Music) [10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Hania Rani: Music for Film and Theatre (Gondwana) [06-18]
  • Ransom, Nicholas Craven: Director's Cut Scene Three (GoodFelons)
  • Ransom & Rome Streetz: Coup De Grace (Momentum Entertainment) [10-29] - hip-hop
  • Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) [07-30] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jon Raskin: Synergy Signals (Artifact) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: Book P of Practitioners (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: The Long Table (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin Quartet: Up & Down, Sideways (Temescal) - jazz
  • Rat Columns: Pacific Kiss ()
  • Rat Heart: Rat Heart (Shotta Tapes) [07-15] - electronica
  • Rata Negra: Una Vida Vulgar (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
  • Ratboys: Happy Birthday Ratboy ()
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: The Future (Stax) [11-05]
  • Rats on Rafts: Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs a Net of Rabbit Paths (Fire) [01-29] - post-punk
  • Rattletooth: Rabbit! Rabbit! Oh Wait Squirrel () [04-30] - punk
  • Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale (ECM) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Raw Poetic Featuring Damu the Fudgemunk: Big Tiny Planet (Redefinition -EP) [06-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Raxon: Sound of Mind (Kompakt) [06-25] - electronic [***]
  • Joseph Ray and Lakou Mizik: Leave the Bones (Anjunadeep) -
  • RC & the Gritz: Live in Deep Ellum ()
  • Really From: Really From (Topshelf) [03-12] - jazz-rock
  • Rebellum: The Darknuss (Avantgroidd) [04-30] - jazz-funk [***]
  • Recap: Count to Five ()
  • The Reckless Night Ensemble: Pan Americanos: The Songs of Raymond Scott & Lalo Guerrero (Steady Beat) - jazz
  • Red Fang: Arrows () [06-40] - stoner metal
  • Red Kite: Apophenian Bliss () - jazz
  • Red Ribbon: Planet X () [06-11]
  • RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary (NoBusiness -2CD -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [***]
  • Red Velvet: Queendom (SM Entertainment) [08-16] - K-pop
  • Freddie Redd: Reminiscing (Bleebop) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (Slumberland) [04-09] - alt/indie [*]
  • Redtenbacher's Funkestra: Big Funk Band (RSB)
  • Renee Reed: Renee Reed (Keeled Scales) [03-26] - psychedelic folk
  • Regional Justice Center: Crime and Punishment (Closed Casket Actdivities) [03-05] - powerviolence
  • Sofia Rei: Umbral ()
  • Lizzie Reid: Cubicle (Seven Four Seven Six) [02-10]
  • Tomeka Reid/Joe Morris: Combinations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Eimear Reidy & Natalia Beylis: Whose Woods These Are (self-released) [05-24]
  • Reigning Sound: A Little More Time With Reigning Sound (Merge) [05-21] - garage rock
  • Ruben Reinaldo & Kely Garcia: Acuarel (Free Code) - jazz [***]
  • Tassia Reis: Prospera D+ (self-released) - Brazil
  • Remble: It's Remble (Warner)
  • Remi: Fried (House of Beige) [05-06]
  • Remember Sports: Like a Stone (Father/Daughter) [04-23] - indie rock
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams/Tim Daisy/Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes: Solos, Duos, & Trios (Aerophonic -2CD) [06-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra: Bennu (Aerophonic) - jazz
  • Remulak: Scrambled Eggs 2 (Remulak)
  • Victor Rendon & Bronx Conexion Latin Jazz Big Band: Mambo Boulevard (Bronx Conexion Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • Andrew Renfroe: Run in the Storm (self-released) - jazz
  • Iara Renno: Pra Te Abracar () - Brazil
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) [03-03] - vocal jazz [A-]
  • Julio Resende: Fado Jazz Ensemble (Sony Music) [10-30] - jazz
  • Resina: Speechless (FatCat/130701)
  • The David Restivo Trio: Arancina (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer/Kenny Grohowski: Shapeshifters (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Revelers Hall Band: Revelers Hall Band ()
  • Bebe Rexha: Better Mistakes () [05-07] - r&b
  • Rezz: Spiral ()
  • Rhye: Home () [01-22] - sophisti-pop
  • Gruff Rhys: Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade) [05-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Rhyton: Pharaonic Crosstalk (Feeding Tube -20) [2020-11-23]
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Hope (Northern Spy) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Roddy Ricch: Live Life Fast () - hip-hop
  • Dawn Richard: Second Line (Merge) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Chris Richards: Wisconsin River (White Mare) [04-22]
  • Steph Richards With Joshua White: Zephyr (Relative Pitch) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Max Richter: Voices 2 (Decca) - jazz
  • Bino Rideaux and Blxst: Sixtape 2 (Def Jam) - hip-hop
  • Riders Against the Storm: Flowers for the Living (Divide and Conjure) [02-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ridiculous Bitch: Ridiculous Bitch () [03-20]
  • Matt Ridley: The Antidote (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Alex Riel/Bo Stief/Carsten Dahl: Our Songs (Storyville) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • Al Riggs: I Got a Big Electric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep (self-released) [04-02]
  • Riki: Gold (Dais)
  • George Riley: Interest Rates: A Tape (self-released) - r&b
  • Stephen Riley: I Remember You (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Ringenberg: Rhinestoned (Courageous Chicken) [03-05] - country [**]
  • Ripatti: Fun Is Not a Straight Line (Planet Mu) [06-25] - footwork
  • Rise Against: Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
  • The Rite of Trio: Free Development of Delirium (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • David Ritschard: Blabarskungen (United Stage/Universal)
  • Ritual Coak: Divine Invasions (Bubblewrap)
  • Ritual Habitual: Pagan Chant (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • River: Muthoni Drummer Queen ()
  • Diego Rivera: Indigenous (Posi-Tone) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Nelson Riveros: The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Rivers Of Nihil: The Work ()
  • Steve Roach: into the Majestic (Timeroom)
  • Alasdair Roberts & Volvur: The Old Fabled River (Drag City) [07-23]
  • Hank Roberts Sextet: Science of Love (Sunnyside) [07-23] - jazz [**]
  • Emily Scott Robinson: American Siren (Oh Boy) [10-29] - folk [***]
  • Michael Robinson: Lotus-Pollen (Azure Miles -20) - jazz
  • Porter Robinson: Nurture (Mom + Pop) [04-23] - synthpop [B]
  • Trineice Robinson: All or Nothing (4RM Music Productions) [08-06] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Robohands: Shapes (King Underground)
  • Pete Rock X Amxxr: 21 Grams Worth It's Weight in Soul () - hip-hop
  • Rodeola: Arlene ()
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Sour (Geffen) [05-21] - alt-pop [A-]
  • Alfredo Rodriguez/Monir Hossn: Que Sera (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Mauricio J Rodriguez: Luz (self-released) [07-09] - Latin jazz [B]
  • Pete Rodriguez: Obstacles (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Kristiana Roemer: House of Mirrors (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Erin Rogers: 2000 Miles (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Rogue VHS: I Am: Rogue VHS ()
  • Jean-Jacques Rojer: Soko (Sunnyside) [08-06] - jazz
  • Angel Roman & Mambo Blue: Festive Interplay (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Cobra Poems (You've Changed) [09-10]
  • Rome Streetz & Ankhlejohn: Genesis 1:27 () - hip-hop
  • Rome Streetz & DJ Muggs: Death & the Magician (Soul Assassins) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Ronan: Reflections on Intrinsic Value (Eternal Ocean)
  • Aksel Ronning Trio: ART (Ora Fonogram) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • The Roomsounds: Good Company ()
  • Rosali: No Medium (Spinster Sounds) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Petite Fleur (Storyville) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose: Last Night . . . (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Esther Rose: How Many Times (Father/Daughter) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Maggie Rose: Have a Seat () [08-20] - country
  • Rose City Band: Earth Trip (Thrill Jockey) [06-25] - folk rock
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Ska Dream (Polyvinyl) [04-20] - ska punk [*]
  • Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions) [09-03] - jazz [*]
  • Diana Ross: Thank You () [11-05] - adult contemporary
  • Joel Ross: Who Are You? () - jazz
  • Kevin Ross: Drive 2 () - r&b
  • Margo Ross: Prairie Life () [06-11]
  • Ross From Friends: Tread () [10-22] - future garage
  • Oscar Rossignoli: Inertia (Rossignoli Music)
  • Rostam: Changephobia (Matsor Projects) [06-04] - indie pop [*]
  • Daniel Rotem: Solo (self-released) - jazz
  • Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus (American Dreams) [04-09] - field recordings [B]
  • The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Carmen Q Rothwell: Don't Get Comfy/Nowhere (Ruination -EP) [08-06] - art pop
  • ROVA: The Circumference of Reason (ESP-Disk) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Sean Rowe: The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights ()
  • Roy: Roy's Garage (Idee Fixe) [05-14]
  • Royal Blood: Typhoons (Warner) [04-30] - alt dance
  • The Royal Hounds: A Whole Lot of Nothin' () - country
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Wind Orchestra: Sousa: Music for Wind Band Vol 20 (Naxos) - classical
  • Andreas Roysum Ensemble: Fredsfanatisme (Motvind) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • RP Boo: Established! (Planet Mu) [09-17] - juke [**]
  • Xenia Rubinos: Una Rosa (Anti-) [10-15] - art pop
  • Shawn Rudiman: Flow State (Pittsburgh Tracks) [01-15] - electronic
  • Rudimental: Ground Control (Asylum/Atlantic/Major Tom's)
  • Adam Rudolph Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra: Resonant Bodies (Meta) [12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Ruf Der Heimat [Thomas Borgmann/hristof Thewes/Willi Kellers/Jan Roder]: Secrets (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Rufus Du Sol: Surrender (Rose Avenue/Reprise) [10-22] - prog house [**]
  • The Ruins of Beverast: The Thule Grimoirs ()
  • Charles Rumback: Seven Bridges (Astral Spirits) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Run Logan Run: For a Brief Moment We Could Smell the Flowers () [09-17]
  • Raf Rundell: OM Days () [04-09]
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: Engine of Hell (Sargent House) [11-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou: The Helm of Sorrow (Sacred Bones) [01-15] - doom
  • Olaf Rupp: Nobeach (Audiosemantics) - jazz
  • Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler) [04-30]
  • Jana Rush: Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu) [08-13] - footwork [B]
  • Russ: Chomp 2 (Russ My Way) [12-08] - hip-hop
  • Allison Russell: Outside Child (Fantasy) [05-21] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Rich Ruth: Where There's Life (self-released -EP) [06-25]
  • Ruutu Poiss: Palav Aed (Wake Dream)
  • RXK Nephew: Crack Dreams (New Breed Trapper) [08-24] - hip-hop
  • RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (Towhead) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • Shaun Ryder: Visits From Future Technology () [08-20]
  • Ustad Saami: East Pakistan Sky (Glitterbeat) [09-29] - Pakistan
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Sagan: Anti-Ark (Seeland)
  • Sage Poet: Parable of the Chariot () - hip-hop
  • Sahbabii: Do It for Demon () - hip-hop
  • Saint Agnes: Vampire () [03-26] - punk rock
  • Saint Etienne: I've Been Trying to Tell You (Heavenly) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Saint Sister: Where I Should End () [06-25]
  • Shintaro Sakamoto: The Feeling of Love (Virgin) [07-17] - psychedelic
  • Akira Sakata/Giovanni Di Domenico: And Life Also Same (Holidays) - jazz
  • Naoko Sakata: Dancing for Spirits (Pomperipossa) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Salamanda: Sphere (Metron)
  • Samo Salamon/Hasse Poulsen: String Dancers (Sazas) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Dominique Pifarely/Michel Godard/Dejan Terzic: Live Ones: Vol 1 (self-released) [01-06] - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol 1 (Samo) [10-31] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol 2 (Samo) [10-31] - jazz [**]
  • Dua Saleh: Crossover (Against Giants -EP) [10-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Salem: Salem II () [05-07] - pop punk
  • Curtis Salgado: Damage Control () - blues
  • Nathan Salsburg: Psalms (No Quarter) [08-20]
  • Salt Cathedral: Carisma [Isolation Mixes] ()
  • Ryan Sambol: Gestalt ()
  • Emiliano Sampaio: Meretrio: Choros (self-released) [01-27] - jazz
  • Johanna Samuels: Excelsior! (Mama Bird) [04-02]
  • The Samurai Of Prog: The Lady And The Lion And Other Grimm Tales I ()
  • San Holo: Bb U Ok? ()
  • San Salvador: La Grande Folie (Pagans) -
  • Mathias Sandberg: The Doctor (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Sten Sandell/Lisa Ullen: Double Music (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Sandy's: Magic Mind () [06-11]
  • Bruno Sanfilippo: Tangible (AD21)
  • David Sanford Big Band Featuring Hugh Ragin: A Prayer for Lester Bowie (Greenleaf Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Sangre Nueva: Goteo (Worldwide Unlimited -EP) [10-15] - reggaeton
  • Myles Sanko: Memories of Love (Legere) [03-12]
  • Sankofa: BLKTCHP () - hip-hop
  • Suzanne Santo: Yard Sale () [11-05]
  • Sao Paulo Underground and Tupperware: Saturno Magico (Keroxen) - jazz
  • Ray Sapienz & the Congo Techno Ensemble: Na Zala Zala () - African
  • Sarah Louise: Earth Bow () [04-30]
  • Shubh Saran: Inglish ()
  • Albertine Sarges: The Sticky Fingers (Moshi Moshi) [01-29] - art pop
  • The Saskatchewan All Star Big Band: Saskatchewan Suite (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Julie Sassoon: If You Can't Go Outside . . . Go Inside (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Sassy 009: Heart Ego () [10-22] - electropop
  • Arthur Satan: So Far So Good ()
  • Satomimagae: Hanazono (RVNG) [04-13]
  • Sault: Nine (Forever Living Legends) [06-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Chris Saunders Band: Dancing With the Widow St James (self-released) - jazz
  • Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (City Slang) [01-29] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Tiwa Savage: Water & Garri ()
  • Save Face: Another One for the Highlight Reel (Epitaph) [10-29] - emo-pop
  • Saweetie: Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1 (Warner) [04-16] - hip-hop
  • Nitin Sawhney: Immigrants (Sony Masterworks) [03-19] [A-]
  • Scott Sawyer: Night Visions (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Elori Saxl: The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl) [01-22] - ambient [*]
  • Scale the Summit: Subjects (self-released) [06-25] - metal
  • Dave Scanlon: Pink in Each, Bright Blue, Bright Green (Whatever's Clever) [01-15]
  • Scarlxrd: Dead Rising ()
  • The Scenic Route Trio: Flight of Life (self-released) [07-22] - jazz [*]
  • Schapiro 17: Human Qualities (Summit) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Ignaz Schick/Oliver Steidle: Ilog2 (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Ingrid Schmoliner/Hamid Drake: Awon Ona (Klanggalerie) [07-01] - jazz
  • Ingrid Schmoliner/Adam Pultz Melbye/Emilio Gordoa: Griff (Inexhaustible Editions) - jazz
  • Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk: Eight Fragments of an Illusion (Azure Vista)
  • Scorpion Kings: Rumble in the Jungle ()
  • GS Schray: The Changing Account () [03-05]
  • J Peter Schwalm: Aufbruch (RareNoise) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Sone Ka-La 2: Odyssey (Enja) [05-21] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Schlarb/Chad Taylor: Time No Changes (Astral Spirits/Big Ego) [05-05] - jazz [*]
  • John Schneider: Truck On () - country
  • Sara Schoenbeck: Sara Schoenbeck (Pyroclastic) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jared Schonig: Two Takes Vol 1: Quintet (Anzic) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jared Schonig: Two Takes Vol 2: Big Band (Anzic) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake: Celebration (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Oliver Schwerdt/Barry Guy/Gunter "Baby" Sommer: One for My Baby and One More for the Bass (Euphorium -20) - jazz
  • Claudio Scolari Project: Cosmology (Principal) [03-25] - jazz
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari (Hakuna Kulala) [05-28] - deconsructed club [B]
  • Craig Scott's Lobotomy: I Am Revolting (self-released) - jazz
  • Penelope Scott: Public Void (Tesla's Pigeon -20) [2020-09-25] - electronica [A-]
  • Penelope Scott: Hazards (Many Hats -EP) [08-27] - electronica [*]
  • Zoe Scott: Shades of Love (Zoe Scott Music) [10-02] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Scowl: How Flowers Grow (Flatspot) [11-19] - hardcore punk
  • Scrimshire: Nothing Feels Like Everything () [10-15]
  • Sea Fever: Folding Lines ()
  • Brandon Seabrook/Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries (Leo) - jazz
  • Kit Sebastian: Melodi () [10-01]
  • Sech: 42 ()
  • Section H8: Welcome to the Nightmare (Flatspot) [07-30] - crossover thrash
  • Sedibus: The Heavens (Orbscure -EP) [05-28] - ambient
  • See Through 4: Permanent Moving Parts (All-Set! Editions) [03-12] - jazz
  • Peggy Seeger: First Farewell (Red Grape Music) [04-09]
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: The Romance of Affliction (Pure Cowboy) [11-05] - metalcore
  • SeFa LoCo: Creosote (Rightbrain) - jazz
  • Kenny Segal: Indoors () - hip-hop
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia: Social Anthems Volume 1 (Origin) - jazz
  • Ty Segall: Harmonizer (Drag City) [10-29] - garage rock
  • Sel Balamir: Swell () [09-06]
  • H Self: Broken Live On () - country
  • Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure (Fiction) [10-22] - electropop [**]
  • The Selva +: Barbatrama (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Joao Selva: Navegar (Underdog) [04-02] - Brazil
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Semiratruth: I Got Bandz for the Moonlandin' () - hip-hop
  • Sen Senra: Corazon Cromado ()
  • Maria Sena: De Primeira (Ala Comunicacao E Cultura) [04-19] - Brazilian [***]
  • Trevor Sensor: On Account of Exile Vol 1 (High Black Desert) [06-18]
  • Seth Sentry: Super Cool Tree House (High Score)
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround: This Is Latin Jazz (HighNote) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Ursula Sereghy: OK Box (Gin & Platonic)
  • Serendip Quartet: Queen of Fire (self-released) - jazz
  • Serengeti: KDxMPC (self-released -EP -20) [2020-11-09] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Curse of the Polo (self-released) [04-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Have a Summer (self-released) [06-03] - hip-hop [B]
  • Rachel Sermanni: Swallow Me () [06-02]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia) [12-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Deacon (Secretly Canadian) [03-26] - r&b [*]
  • Joana Serrat: Hardcore From the Heart () [06-11]
  • Bobby Sessions: Manifest () - hip-hop
  • Seventeen: Attacca (Piedis Entertainment -EP) [10-22] - K-pop
  • Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (Mahakala Music) [12-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Sexyy Red: Ghetto Superstar ()
  • SGJAZZ: SGJAZZ Vol 2 (Melting Pot Music)
  • Sha: Monbijou (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • Shackleton: Departing LIke Rivers (Woe to the Septic Heart)
  • Shad: TAO (Secret City) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Eliza Shaddad: The Woman You Want () [07-16]
  • The Shadracks: From Human Like Forms (Damaged Goods) [08-13] - garage punk
  • Red Shahan: Javelina () - contry
  • Shakka: Roadtrip to Venus ()
  • Sila Shaman: They Come Out at Night (Wave Eleven) - jazz
  • Shame: Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) [01-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Elvie Shane: Backslider (Wheelhouse) [10-29] - country [*]
  • Julia Shapiro: Zorked ()
  • Amy Shark: Cry Forever () [04-30] - electropop
  • Sharp 5: Shine a Bright Light (Valley Jazz) [09-20] - jazz
  • Shaybo: Queen of the South () [08-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Skeeter Shelton/Hamid Drake: Sclupperbep (Two Rooms) [09-10] - jazz
  • Gemma Sherry: Music to Dream To (Tunley) - jazz
  • Shihad: Old Gods () [10-08]
  • The Shindellas: Hits That Stick Like Girls ()
  • Amanda Shires: For Christmas (Silver Knife/Thirty Tigers) [11-12] - country
  • Sia: Music [Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture] (Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic) [04-23] - soundtrack
  • Silicone Prairie: My Life on the Silicone Prairie ()
  • Sleigh Bells: Texis (Mom + Pop) [09-10] - noise pop
  • Paul Stanley's Soul Station: Now and Then (UMe) [03-19] - soul
  • Shannon & the Clams: Year of the Spider (Easy Eye Sound) [08-20] - garage rock
  • Almog Sharvit: Get Up or Cry (Unit) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Andy Shauf: Wilds (Anti-) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea (Nonesuch) [01-22] - modern classical
  • Jaleel Shaw: Echoes (self-relesed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jas Shaw: Solibruchstelle I: Become the Scenic Route () [03-02]
  • She Drew the Gun: Behave Myself () [10-08] - neo-psychedelia
  • Ed Sheeran: = (Asylum) [10-29] - pop
  • Sheff G: Proud of Me Now () - hip-hop
  • Shelley FKA Dram: Shelley (Atlantic/Empire) [04-29]
  • Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti: The Weight of Hope (Modica Music) [10-29] - jazz
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Shhnow: Authentic Goods ()
  • Sean Shibe: Camino (Pentatone)
  • Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/William Parker: Re-Union (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: Codebreaker (Tao Forms) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Shire T: Tomorrow's People ()
  • Patrick Shiroishi: Hidemi (American Dreams) [10-29]
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Paula Shocron/Pablo Diaz: Algo En Un Espacio Vacio (Nendo Dango) - jazz
  • Paula Shocron/William Parker/Pablo Diaz: El Templo (Astral Spirits) [10-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Kelvin Sholar: Rites of Fire (Kasmavtsu) - jazz
  • The Shootouts: Bullseye () - country
  • Shordie Shordie & Murda Beatz: emory Lane ()
  • Kalie Shorr: I Got Here by Accident (Tmwrk -EP) [08-13] - country [A-]
  • Shortie No Mass: Here Goes Nothing () - hip-hop
  • Nick Shoulders: Home on the Rage () - country
  • Kaitlyn Shuko: Disposition () [01-15]
  • Jacob Shulman: Connectedness (Endectomorph Music) [11-14] - jazz [***]
  • Marco Shuttle: Cobalt Desert Oasis (Incienso)
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Sidemen: Sidemen (Summit) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra: Tales From the Jacquard (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Maura Sigura Quartet: Terra Vetro (S'ard Music) - jazz
  • Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (Afrosynth) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Silbergleit: The Hidden Standard (BluJazz) [05-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Jaymie Silk: The Legend of Jack Johnson (Shall Not Fade)
  • Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak]: An Evening With Silk Sonic (Aftermath/Atlantic) [11-12] - r&b [**]
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg: Tomorrow (Porta Jazz) - jazz
  • The Silver: Ward of Roses (Gilead Media) [10-15] - black metal
  • Silver Synthetic: Silver Synthetic (Third Man) [04-09] - indie rock
  • Jeffrey Silverstein: Torii Gates (Arrowhawk) [04-16]
  • Janet Simpson: Safe Distance () [03-19]
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Theory of Ice (You've Changed) [03-12] - spoken word
  • Sturgill Simpson: The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain -EP) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Sincere Engineer: Bless My Psyche (Hopeless) [09-10] - punk
  • Iain Sinclair & London Experimental Ensemble: Dark Before Dark (577) - jazz
  • Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8 (Warp) [09-03] - free improv [*]
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility) [ 12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Upstream (Posi-Tone) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Sir Babygirl: Golden Bday; The Mixtape (self-released) [10-29] - pop [**]
  • Sir Sly: The Rise & Fall of Loverboy ()
  • Sir Was: Let the Morning Come () [10-08]
  • Asaf Sirkis: Solar Flash (MoonJune) [07-15] - jazz
  • Ballake Sissoko: Djourou (No Format) [04-09] - chamber folk
  • Sister John: I Am by Day (Last Night From Glasgow)
  • Six Organs of Admittance: The Veiled Sea (Three Lobed)
  • Nick Sizemore: Where the Lonesome Roam () - country
  • Greg Skaff: Polaris (Smoke Sessions) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Skillibeng: Crocodile Teeth LP ()
  • Skarbo Skulekorps: Dugnad (Hubro) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Grete Skarpeid: Beyond Other Stories (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Skee Mask: Pool (Ilian Tape) [05-07] - breakbeat [A-]
  • Skerebotte Fatta: Appaz (ForTune) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Sketches of Influence: The Grind: Live at Middle C Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Skillibeng: Crocodile Teeth (East Syde) [10-15] - reggae
  • Skronk GBG: Majornas Morker (Outerdisk) - jazz
  • Skullcrusher: Storm in Summer () [04-09] - singer-songwriter
  • Alice Skye: I Feel Better but I Don't Feel Good () [07-23]
  • Skyzoo: All the Brilliant Things (Mello Music Group) [06-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Slant: 1X (Iron Lung) [02-26]
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog: At the Moonbase (-20) [2020-12-24] - alt/indie
  • Slaughter to Prevail: Kostolom () [08-13]
  • Slaughterhouse: Fun Factory (Recess) [08-03]
  • Slayyyter: Troubled Paradise (Fader Label) [06-11] - hyperpop [*]
  • Sleaford Mods: Spare Ribs (Rough Trade) [01-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Path of Wellness (Mom + Pop) [06-11] - alt/indie [*]
  • Sleep Token: This Place Will Become Your Tomb (Spinefarm)
  • Sleepy Hallow: Still Sleep? (Winners Circle/RCA) [06-02]
  • Slide Attack: Road Trip (SACD) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Slikback: Melt (self-released) [09-14] - electronic
  • Sloppy Jane: Madison () [11-05] - art pop
  • Slow Down Molasses: Minor Deaths (Noyes)
  • Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead (Edition) - jazz
  • Slowthai: Tyron (Method) [02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Slut: Talks of Paradise ()
  • Mark Small: One Day (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Small Black: Cheap Dreams (100% Electronica) [04-09] - chillwave
  • Smerz: Believer (XL) [02-26] - art pop
  • Smile Machine: Bye for Now () [07-16]
  • Smiling: Not Rock ()
  • Smirk: EP ()
  • Canaan Smith: High Country Sound () - country
  • Ches Smith/We All Break: Path of Seven Colors (Pyroclastic) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Connie Smith: The Cry of the Heart (Fat Possum) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Gabriela Smith and Gabriel Cabezas: Lost Coast (Bedroom Community)
  • Jorja Smith: Be Right Back (FAMM) [05-14]
  • Linda Caitlin Smith: Ballad (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: Breathe (Blue Note) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk 2: See the Birds (Edition) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Nell Smith und the Flaming Lips: Where the Viaduct Looms ()
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas R Ewart/Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Sacred Ceremonies (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette & Vijay Iyer: A Love Sonnet for Billie Holiday (TUM) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet: The Chicago Symphonies (TUM -4CD) [11-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Willow Smith: Lately I Feel Everything ()
  • Smith & Burrows: Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough () [02-05] - pop rock
  • Smith/Kotzen: Smith/Kotzen ()
  • Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Bernstein Reimagined (MCG Jazz) - jazz
  • Smoke Bellow: Open for Business (Trouble in Mind) [09-17]
  • Smoothboi Ezra: Stuck () [06-11]
  • SmooVth & Giallo Point: Amongst Wolves () - hip-hop
  • Gary Smulyan/Ronnie Cuber: Tough Baritones (SteepleChase) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Snag: Death Doula (Middle-Man/Zegema Beach) [07-02] - screamo
  • Snapped Ankles: Forest of Your Problems (The Leaf Label) [07-02] - dance punk
  • Sndtrak: And Then There Was Light ()
  • Snips: 52 Beats (Barbershop)
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Life After (Distorted Muse/Fontana North) [10-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rejjie Snow: Baw Baw Black Sheep (Honeymoon/+1) [07-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wayne Snow: Figurine (Roche Musique) - r&b
  • Snow Ellet: Suburban Indie Rock Star () [ 03-19] - power pop
  • Snowpoet: Wait for Me (Edition) - jazz
  • Soccer96: Dopamine (Moshi Moshi) [09-10]
  • Social Haul: Social Haul () [06-11]
  • Socioclast: Socioclast ()
  • Soda Blonde: Small Talk () [07-09] - art pop
  • Soil and "Pimp" Sessions: The Essence of Soil (JVC) [03-17] - jazz
  • Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday: Live at Salle Gaveau 2019 (Challenge) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Solemn Brigham: South Street Sinner (Mello Music) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Solomun: Nobody Is Not Loved ()
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) - vocal jazz
  • Son Volt: Electro Melodier (Transmit Sound) [07-30] - Americana
  • Sonic Liberation Front: Moon Rust Red Streets (High Two) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • Sons of Raphael: Full-Throated Messianic Homage () [05-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Tyshawn Sorey/Alarm Will Sound: For George Lewis/Autoschediasms (Cantaloupe -2CD) [08-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tyshawn Sorey/King Britt: Tyshawn & King (The Buddy System) [10-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Sorry: Twistustwain () [04-06] - art pop
  • Omar Sosa: An East African Journey (Ota) - jazz
  • Omar Sosa/Seckou Keita: Suba (Bendigedig) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Sour Widows: Crossing Over (-EP)
  • The Source: . . . But Swinging Doesn't Bend Them Down (Odin) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador) [11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Todd Snider: First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder (Aimless) [04-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Jim Snidero: Live at the Deer Head Inn (Savant) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • The Snuts: WL (Parlophone) [04-02] - indie rock
  • Soccer Committee: Tell From the Grass (Morc) [06-21]
  • Softcult: Year of the Rat () [04-16]
  • Cleo Sol: Mother (Forever Living Originals) [08-19] - r&b [***]
  • Lara Solnicki: The One and the Other (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Solstice: Food for Thought (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Jimi Somewhere: Nothing Gold Can Stay () [02-05]
  • Son Lux: Tomorrows III () [04-16] - glitch pop
  • Astrid Sonne: Outside of Your Lifetime () [09-22] - prog electronic
  • Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!) [05-14] - jazz [A]
  • Soothsayers: We Are Many (Wah Wah 45s -20) - jazz
  • Soul Sugar: Excursions in Soul Reggae Funk & Dub (Gee)
  • Richard Sorce: Bossambal Brazil (Everjazz) - jazz
  • Sourdure: De Mort Viva () [04-02]
  • Southern Avenue: Be the Love You Want () [08-27]
  • Space Afrika: Honest Labour (Dais) [08-27] - electronic [*]
  • Space Quartet: Directions (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary Lab (Concord) [09-14] - jazz [B]
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project (ArtistShare) [05-08] - jazz
  • Indigo Sparke: Echo () [02-19] - folk
  • Sparks: Annette ()
  • Gordan Spasovski Trio: Light Pillar (Zjm) - jazz
  • Amy Speace With the Orphan Brigade: There Used to Be Horses Here (Proper/Wind Bone) [04-30] - singer-sogwriter
  • Spearmint: Holland Park () [09-17]
  • Special Request & Tim Reaper: Hooversound Presents Special Request & Tim Reaper (Hooversound)
  • The Specials: Protest Songs 1924-2012 (Island) [10-01]
  • Spectacular Diagnostics: Ancient Methods () - hip-hop
  • Spectral Wound: A Diabolic Thrist () [04-16] - black metal
  • Chris Speed: Light Line (Intakt) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Spellling: The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones) [06-25] - art pop [*]
  • Alister Spence Trio With Ed Kuepper: Asteroid Ekosystem (Alister Spence Music) - jazz
  • Spencer: Are U Down? () [09-10] - r&b
  • Vic Spencer: Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 () - hip-hop
  • Spidergawd: VI ()
  • The Spill Canvas: Conduit () [03-05]
  • Spllit: Spllit Sides ()
  • Spirit of the Beehive: Entertainment, Death (Saddle Creek) [04-09] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Spiritbox: Eternal Blue (Rise) [09-17] - alt metal
  • Spirits Having Fun: Two ()
  • John Splithoff: All In (Pleasant Love) [04-23]
  • Rossano Sportiello: That's It (Arbors) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lucy Spraggan: Choices ()
  • Sydney Sprague: Maybe I Will See You at the End of the World () [02-26] - indie pop
  • Spread Joy: Spread Joy () - punk
  • Springtime: Springtime (Joyful Noise) [11-05] - experimental rock
  • Sputnik Trio: What the Hate (Raw Tonk) - jazz
  • Squid: Bright Green Field (Warp) [05-07] - post-punk [**]
  • Squirrel Flower: Planet (Polyvinyl) [06-25] - alt/indie
  • St Lenox: Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times (Don Giovanni) [06-11]
  • Oliver St Louis: Matters of the Heartless (First Word)
  • Will St Peter/Steven Heffner/Steve Barnes: Honestly (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • St Vincent: Daddy's Home (Loma Vista) [05-14] - psychedelic soul [**]
  • Wesley Stace: Late Style (Omnivore) [09-17]
  • Terell Stafford & the Temple University Jazz Band: Without You, No Me (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot) [02-05] - folk [**]
  • The Stan Laurels: There Is No Light Without Dark (Big Stir)
  • Vince Staples: Vince Staples (Blacksmith/Motown) [07-09] - trap [**]
  • Starflyer 59: Vanity (Velvet Blue) [10-14]
  • Ayra Starr: 19 & Dangerous (Mavin)
  • Ringo Starr: Zoom In ()
  • Stars Hollow: I Want to Live My Life (Acrobat Unstable) [05-07] - midest emo
  • The Staves: Good Woman (Nonesuch) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Steady Holiday: Take the Corners Gently ()
  • Matty Stecks & Persiflage: Night Cravings (self-released) - jazz
  • The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones (Thirty Tigers) [05-14] - country [B]
  • John Stein: Serendipity (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Step In [Carlo Morena/Joe Fonda/Felix Lecaros]: Voila La Tendresse (Not Two) - jazz
  • The Steoples: Wide Through the Eyes of No One () [08-06] - neo-soul
  • Michael Stephenson: Meets Alexander Claffy Trio () - jazz
  • Rick Stepton: The Placebone Effect (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Maxwell Sterling: Turn of Phrase (AD 93) [04-23] - prog electronic
  • Leni Stern: Dance (LSR) - jazz
  • Becca Stevens and Elan Mehler: Pallet on Your Floor (Newvelle -20) - jazz
  • Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio: Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio (GroundUp Music) [09-17] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Matthew Stevens: Pittsburgh (Whirlwind) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Sufjan Stevens: Convocations (Asthmatic Kitty) [05-06] - ambient
  • Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-24] - indie folk [***]
  • Laura Stevenson: Laura Stevenson (Don Giovanni) [08-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Electric Bass Guitar (Tripticks Tapes) [08-17] - jazz
  • Luke Stewart/Jarvis Earnshaw: Luke Stewart & Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet () - jazz
  • Macie Stewart: Mouth Full of Glass ()
  • Rod Stewart: The Tears of Hercules ()
  • Stick Men: Owari (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Stiff Richards: State of Mind ()
  • Stigma: Too Long (Pessimist Productions)
  • Still Corners: The Last Exit (Wrecking Light) [01-22] - dream pop
  • Still Woozy: If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is ()
  • Sting: The Bridge () [11-19]
  • Stokley: Sankofa (BluRaffe/Perspective) [09-17] - funk
  • Julia Stone: Sixty Summers (BMG) [04-30] - art pop
  • Stone Giants: West Coast Love Stories () [07-02] - prog electronic
  • Storefront Church: As We Pass (Sargent House)
  • Storey Boys: Patterns () - country
  • Andy Stott: Never the Right Time (Modern Love) [04-16] - UK bass
  • John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (Origin) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • STR4TA: Aspects (Brownswood) [03-26]
  • Strand of Oaks: In Heaven (Thirty Tigers) [10-01] - Americana
  • Cecilie Strange: Blikan (April) - jazz
  • Strange Boy: Holy/Unholy ()
  • The Stranglers: Dark Matters (Coursegood) [09-10] - rock
  • Will Stratton: The Changing Wilderness (Bella Union) [05-07]
  • Strawberry Guy: Sun Outside My Window (Melodic) [10-29]
  • Strawbs: Settlement (Cherry Red) [02-26] - folk rock
  • Stray Kids: Noeasy () - K-pop
  • Strictly Missionary: Heisse Scheisse (Astral Spirits) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Liz Stringer: First Time Really Feeling (Milk!) [04-30]
  • Billy Strings: Renewal (Rounder) [09-24] - bluegrass [**]
  • Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight (RVNG Intl) [02-19] - ambient [***]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Stryker: Baker's Circle (Strikezone) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • Stubborn Heart: Made of Static () [06-04]
  • Styx: Crash of the Crown () - metal
  • Yu Su: Yellow River Blue (Music From Memory) [01-22] - ambient dub
  • Subterranean Masquerade: ()
  • Succumb: XXI (Caligari)
  • Suffering Hour: The Cyclic Reckoning ()
  • Sugar Horse: The Live Long After () [08-27] - post-metal
  • Ray Suhy/Lewis Porter: Transcendent (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales (RCA) [01-08] - r&b [*]
  • Tash Sultana: Terra Firma () [02-19] - neo-soul
  • Sultan + Shepard: Something Everything ()
  • Moses Sumney: Live From Blackalachia (Tuntum) [12-10] - art pop
  • Kevin Sun: <3 Bird (Endectomorph) [08-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunburned Hand of the Man: Pick a Day to Die (Three Lobed) [03-12] - krautrock
  • Helen Sung: Quartet + (Sunnyside) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Sunny War: Simple Syrup (Hen House/Org Music) [03-26] - folk
  • Sunroof: Electronic Music Improvisations Vol 1 (Mute) [05-21] - prog electronic
  • Super American: Sup () [10-22] - pop punk
  • Superbloom: Pollen ()
  • Superimpose: With (Inexhaustible Editions) - jazz
  • Supermilk: Four by Three () [07-02]
  • Superstate: Superstate () [08-27]
  • Tine Surel Lange: Works for Listening 1-10 (Sofa Music) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Surfbort: Keep On Truckin' () [10-11]
  • Charu Suri: The Book of Ragas Volume II (Amala) - jazz
  • Suss: Night Suite (Northern Spy) [10-22] - ambient
  • Susto: Time in the Sun ()
  • Suuns: The Witness (Joyful Noise) [09-03] - art rock
  • Sv1: Health (Curiosity Shop -EP) [10-08] - electronics [**]
  • Skuli Sverisson With Bill Frisell: Strata (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Swallow the Sun: Moonflowers () [11-19] - gothic metal
  • Swamptooth: B-Flat Earth () - country
  • Swap Meet!: Hell () - club music
  • Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Superwolves (Drag City)
  • Ian Sweet: Show Me How You Disappear () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Sweet: Catspaw (Omnivore) [01-15] - power pop
  • Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander: I'm in Love Again (Turtle Bay) - jazz
  • Sweet Trip: A Tiny House, in Secret Speeches, Polar Equals () [05-28] - dream pop
  • Steve Swell Quintet Soul Travelers With Leena Conquest: Astonishments (RogueArt -20) [2020-02-11] - jazz [A]
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Fearless (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [04-09] - country pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [11-12] - pop [***]
  • Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) [03-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Swim School: Making Sense of It All () [08-20]
  • Swindle: The New World (BMG)
  • SWR Big Band/Magnus Lindgren/John Beasley: Bird Lives (ACT) - jazz
  • Max Syedtollan/Plus-Minus Ensemble: Four Assignments (Glarc)
  • T Bear: Fresh Bear Tracks (Quarto Valley) [04-16]
  • Taahliah: Angelica (Untitled) [05-28]
  • Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (ECM) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Craig Taborn: 60 X Sixty (Pyroclastic) [09-14] - jazz
  • Lee Taemin: Advice (SM Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Mauricio Tagliari: Mao: Dancas Tipicas De Cidades Imaginarias () [07-16]
  • Aki Takase/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Auge (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Aki Takase/Daniel Erdmann: Isn't It Romantic? (BMC) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Soshi Takeda: Floating Mountains (100% Silk)
  • Taking Meds: Terrible News From Wonderful Men (Smartpunk) [11-19] - post-hardcore
  • Tala Vala: Modern Hysteric (Number Witch) [02-21] - jazz
  • Brendan Tallon: Love in These Times (Mercenary)
  • Ohad Talmor Trio: Mise En Place (Intakt) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (Libra) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Koki Solo (Libra) [07-09] - jazz [**]
  • Simin Tander: Unfading (Jazzhaus -20) - jazz
  • C Tangana: El Madrileno (Sony Music) [02-26] - alt r&b [*]
  • Carter Tanton: Carter Tanton (Western Vinyl) [05-07]
  • Tanya Morgan: Don & Von (HipNott) - hip-hop
  • Tanz Mein Herz: Quattro (Standard In-Fi) [01-21] - avant-folk
  • Tapes and Topographies: In Muted Forms (Shimmering Minds)
  • Taqbir: Victory Belongs to Those Who Fight for a Right Cause (La Vida Es Un Mus)
  • Taraka: Welcome to Paradise Lost ()
  • Alexa Tarantino: Firefly (Posi-Tone) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Katelyn Tarver: Subject to Change () [11-12]
  • Tasha: Tell Me What You Miss the Most (Father/Daughter) [11-05] - folk pop
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! (New West) [02-05] - power pop [B]
  • Andrew Tasselmyer: Piano Frameworks (Andrew Tasselmyer)
  • Kaidi Tatham: An Insight to All Minds (First Word) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Yaniv Taubenhouse: Moments in Trio Volume Three: Roads (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Alexis Taylor: Silence (Orbistor) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Gloria Ann Taylor: Be Worthy (Ubiquity -EP) [10-22] - r&b
  • Tot Taylor: Frisbee () [09-17]
  • Team Scheisse: Ich Hab Dir Blumen Von Der Tankstelle Mitgebracht (Jetzt Wird Gekusst) ()
  • Tears/OV: Pluto's Return (Bloxham Tapes)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN) ()
  • Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade (Merge) [04-30] - jangle pop
  • Towa Tei: LP (Mach/Columbia) [03-03] - synthpop
  • Tejada: Year of the Living Dead () [02-26] - tech house
  • Tek 9 & Sonar Circle: Anachronistic () [05-07] - jungle
  • TEKE::TEKE: Shirushi () [05-07] - psychedelic rock
  • Tekniq: Librah () [04-09]
  • Tele Novella: Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars) [02-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Telephone Numbers: The Ballad of Doug ()
  • The Telescopes: Songs of Love and Revolution (Tapete) [02-05] - shoegaze
  • Alfie Templeman: Forever Isn't Long Enough (Chess Club) [05-07] - dance pop [**]
  • Tems: If Orange Was a Place (RCA/Since 93) [09-14] - neo-soul
  • Ten Ka: Sonic Geometry: Structures, Patterns and Forms (Jersika) - jazz
  • Teni: Wondaland ()
  • Tents: Limbo ()
  • Tenue: Territorios ()
  • Soichi Terada: Asakusa Light (Rush Hour Music) [12-13] - electronic
  • Francesca Ter-Berg: In Eynem (Phantom Limb) [04-16] - chamber folk
  • Billy Test Trio: Coming Down Roses (self-released) [08-31] - jazz
  • Texas: Hi (BMG) [05-28]
  • TF: Skanless Summer () - hip-hop
  • Th1rt3en: A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism ()
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Yellow (Movementt/Warp) [07-23] - fusion [B]
  • Thala: Adolescence () [09-17]
  • Thastrom: Dom Som Skiner () [11-12]
  • Daniel Thatcher: Waterwheel (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Th1rt3en: A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism () - hip-hop
  • The The: The Comeback Special ()
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (MoonJune) [03-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Theoreme: Les Artisans (Maple Death) [12-04]
  • They Might Be Giants: BOOK () [11-12] - indie pop
  • Robin Thicke: On Earth and in Heaven () - r&b
  • Chris Thile: Laysongs (Nonesuch) [06-04]
  • Third Son: Retrograde (Polymath) [06-04]
  • Thirdface: Do It With a Smile (Exploding in Sound) [03-05] - hardcore punk
  • This Is It!: Mosaic (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • This Is the Kit: Off Off Oddities (Rough Trade)
  • Thollem: Thollem's Astral Travelling Sessions With Alex Cline & Susan Alcorn (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Irma Thomas: The New Orleans Collection: Love Is the Foundation (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Thorn: Never Too Late to Call (Thirty Tigers) [08-06]
  • Hayden Thorpe: Moondust for My Diamond (Domino) [10-15] - art pop
  • ThouxanBanFauni: Time of My Life (self-released)
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Poof (Pi) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Three Layer Cake [Brandon Seabrook/Mike Watt/Mike Pride]: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-14] - jazz
  • Thrice: Horizons/East (Epitaph) [09-17] - rock
  • Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Throwing Snow: Dragons (Houndstooth) [06-25]
  • Thumbscrew: Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Thunder: All The Right Noises ()
  • Thurst: I'm Gen X () [09-24]
  • Thy Catafalque: Vadak (Season of Mist) [07-25] - avantgarde metal
  • Tia Maria Producoes: Lei Da Tia Maria ()
  • Ben Tiberio: Rare Peace (Outside In Music) [09-17] - jazz
  • Yann Tiersen: Kerber (Mute) [08-27] - minimalism
  • Tigercub: As Blue as Indigo (Blame) [06-18] - alt/indie
  • Tigers Jaw: I Won't Care How You Remember Me (Hopeless) [03-05]
  • Tiggs Da Author: Blame It on the Youts () [03-12] - UK hip-hop
  • Tightill: Strassenpop ()
  • TiKA: Anywhere but Here (Next Door)
  • Time Binding Ensemble: Nothing New Under the Sun (Kit) [03-12] - ambient
  • Tinashe: 333 (Tinashe Music) [08-06] - r&b [***]
  • Tindersticks: Distractions (City Slang) [02-19] - chamber pop
  • The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums: Wabi Sabi (Sowie Sound) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Tirana-Tirona All Stars: Tirana 100 (Municipality of Tirana) -
  • Tirzah: Colourgrade (Domino) [10-01] - art pop [*]
  • Tony Tixier: I Am Human (Whirlwind -EP) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Tobacco City: Tobacco City USA (Scissor Tail) [07-30]
  • Amon Tobin: How Do You Live () [09-24] - prog electronic
  • Mia Doi Todd: Music Life ()
  • ToiToiToi: Vaganten (Ghost Box)
  • Don Toliver: Life of a Don (Cactus Jack/Atlantic) [10-08] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tomaga: Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark) [03-16] - post-rock
  • Tomahawk: Tonic Immobility (Ipecac) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • MF Tomlinson: Strange Time (self-released) [04-09] - progressive folk
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Chaos Chapter: Freeze (Big Hit) [05-31] - K-pop
  • Tomorrox X Together: Still Dreaming (Big Hit) [01-20] - K-pop
  • Tomu DJ: Fruit 2 () [08-06] - ambient house
  • Tones and I: Welcome to the Madhouse (Elektra) [07-16] - pop
  • Tonstartssbrandht: Petunia (Mexican Summer) [10-22] - psychedelic pop
  • Too Much Joy: Mistakes Were Made (People Suck Music) [03-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Topdown Dialectic: Vol 3 () [10-08] - dub techno
  • Martina Topley-Bird: Forever I Wait (AWAL) [09-10] - art pop
  • Torres: Thirstier (Merge) [07-30] - pop/rock [*]
  • TORSO: Home Wrecked (self-released -EP) [01-29] - hardcore [B]
  • Tortusa: Bre (Jazzland) [03-26] - jazz
  • Arne Torvik Trio: Northwestern Songs (Losen) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • Antonio Tosques & Multi-Form Band: Touch Me (Azzurra) - jazz
  • Amanda Tosoff: Earth Voices (Empress Music Group) - jazz
  • Zvonimir Tot's Jazz Stringtet: Sarabande Blue (Groove Art) - jazz
  • Toth: You and Me and Everything ()
  • Samba Toure: Binga (Glitterbeat) [04-09] - African
  • Myke Towers: Lyke Mike (Whiteworld Music/Warner Music Latina) [04-23]
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Toyah: Posh Pop (Edsel) [08-37]
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Trace Mountains: House of Confusion (Lame-O) [10-22]
  • AJ Tracey: Flu Game () [04-16] - UK hip-hop
  • Trak Trak: Sur Sur (Ciclismo -20) [2020-10-30] - cumbia [A-]
  • Transatlantic: The Absolute Universe () [02-05]
  • The Transcendence Orchestra: All Skies Have Sounded (Editions Mego) [06-08]
  • Penelope Trappes: Penelope Three (Houndstooth) [05-28] - ambient pop
  • Trash Boat: Don't You Feel Amazing? (Hopeless)
  • Trees Speak: PostHuman (Soul Jazz) [05-21] - krautrock [*]
  • Treetop Flyers: Old Habits ()
  • Tremonti: Marching in Time ()
  • Trha: Endlhetoneg ()
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Trigaida: Elate (Etheraudio)
  • Vasco Trilla: Unmoved Mover (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad Y Cancion Tagalog (Iridium -20) - jazz
  • Trippie Redd: Trip at Knight () - hip-hop
  • Triptides: Alter Echoes (Alive Naturalsound) [03-19]
  • Tristen: Aquatic Flowers (Mama Bird) [06-04]
  • Travis Tritt: Set in Stone () - country
  • Trivium: In the Court of the Dragon (Roadrunner) [10-08] - melodic metalcore
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The MaXx: Live (MNJ -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: Plastic Wave (Odin -2CD) [08-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Trophy Scars: Astral Pariah () [09-10] - art rock
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: Deep States (Joyful Noise) [08-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Tsuruda: Siege () - electronic
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Rosie Tucker: Sucker Supreme (Epitaph) [04-30]
  • Ailsa Tully: Holy Isle () [09-02]
  • Tulsa: Ese Extasis ()
  • Yves Tumor: The Asymptotical World (Warp -EP) [07-15]
  • Tune-Yards: Sketchy (4AD) [03-26] - alt/indie [B]
  • Turbulance: Turbulance (Cooperation)
  • Turner: Daydream and Stars (Stoned Gospel)
  • Turnstile: Glow On (Roadrunner) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • Andrew Tuttle & Padang Food Tigers: A Cassowary Apart (Bedroom Suck) [02-12]
  • Molly Tuttle: But I'd Rather Be With You Too ()
  • Tuvaband: Growing Pains & Pleasures () [05-21]
  • Tuyo: Chegamos Sozinhos Em Casa [Deluxe] (self-released) - Brazil
  • TV Priest: Uppers (Sub Pop) [02-05] - post-punk
  • Twenty One Pilots: Scaled and Icy (Fueled by Ramen/Elektra) [05-21] - indie pop
  • Twice: Taste of Love (JYP/Republic -EP) [06-11] - K-pop
  • Twice: Formula of Love: O+T=?3 (JYP Entertainment) [11-12] - K-pop
  • Twilight Archive: Recent Detours (Electrophonogram)
  • Twin Shadow: Twin Shadow () [07-09] - psychedelic pop
  • Two Much [Reut Regev and Igal Foni]: Never Enough (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Twofold: Trax With Love () - electronic
  • TXT: The Chaos Chapter: Freeze (Big Hit Music) - K-pop
  • Griff Tyler: While I Have Your Attention ()
  • Tyler, the Creator: Call Me if You Get Lost (Columbia) [06-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Tylor and the Train Robbers: Non-Typical Find () - country
  • Typical Sisters: Love Beam () - jazz
  • Bar Tzabary: Rock 'n' Roll Batsahoraim ()
  • Uassyn: Zacharya (JazzThing) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka/Cat Toren/Colin Hinton: Ocelot (577) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka and Marilyn Crispell: Streams (Not Two) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ugly Shadows: EP (A World Divided)
  • Ulla: Limitless Frame (Motion Ward) [05-10] - ambient
  • UMI: Introspection Reimagined ()
  • Umlaut Big Band: Mary's Ideas (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Uncle Ben's Remedy: Easy Ways to Here () - country
  • The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (Blue Chopsticks) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Undo K From Hot: GAS Get a Star () [05-04]
  • UNDP Collective: Esto Si Se Llama Querer (UnderPool) [05-14] - jazz
  • Unknown Me: Binshintai () [04-30] - electronic
  • Unknown T: Adolescence (Island) [07-30] - UK hip-hop
  • Unscientific Italians: Play the Music of Bill Frisell Vol 1 (Hora) - jazz [A-]
  • Underscores: Fishmonger (Underscores) [03-25] - pop
  • Uptown Jazz Tentet: What's Next (Irrabagast -20) [2020-10-01] - jazz
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Fools for Yule (Housekat) [11-01] - Christmas [C]
  • Carrie Underwood: My Savior () [02-05]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2021 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [C+]
  • Unwed Sailor: Truth or Consequences (Spartan) [05-14]
  • Upper Wilds: Venus (Thrill Jockey) [07-23]
  • UQiYO: Tokyo Utopia (Namy&) [10-08]
  • Urban Village: Udondolo (No Format) [01-22]
  • U-Roy: Solid Gold (Trojan) [07-16] - reggae [*]
  • USE Trio: Twilight (LabelWhoAble) - jazz
  • UV-TV: Always Something (Paper Cup Music) [05-28] - indie rock
  • V9: Murk With a Mouth () [11-19]
  • The Vaccines: Back in Love City () [09-10]
  • Valerie June: The Moon and Stars: Prescription for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul [*]
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Marcelo dos Reis/Salvoandrea Lucifora: Light Machina (Multikulti Project) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Van Buren Records: Bad for Press (self-released)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Epic Ten (Ba Da Bing) - alt/indie
  • Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic) [04-16]
  • Paul Van Gysegem Quintet: Square Talks (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Van Holzen: Aus Der Ferne ()
  • Vandalismus: Bombers From Burundi ()
  • Ken Vandermark/Istvaan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley: The Chicago Manual of Style (Superpang) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Snapshots Vol 1 (Kilogram) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: The Field Within a Line (Corbett vs Dempsey) [12-13] - jazz [***]
  • Chad VanGaalen: World's Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop) [03-19] - neo-psychedelia
  • Vangelis: Juno to Jupiter (Decca) [09-24] - space ambient
  • Jordan VanHemert: I Am Not a Virus (Big Round) - jazz
  • Vanille: Soleil '96 (Bonbonbon)
  • Vanishing Twin: Ookii Gekkou (Fire) [10-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • VanJess: Homegrown ()
  • Vapour Theories: Celestial Scuzz (Fire) [02-22] - drone
  • Vario 34-3: Free Improvised Music (Corbett vs Dempsey) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bence Vas & Big Band: Overture Et Al. (self-released -20) [2020-12-10] - jazz
  • Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (Edition) [04-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Vasconcelos Sentimento: Furto (Far Out) [07-30] - experimental
  • Rebecca Vasmant: With Love From Glasgow (Rebecca & Nathan) [06-04]
  • Beresford Vasseur: Beresford Vasseur (The 52nd) - jazz
  • Vaudou Game: Noussin (Hot Casa)
  • Papo Vazquez/Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro) [11-13] - jazz
  • VC-118A: Spiritual Machines (Delsin) [06-14] - IDM
  • Alan Vega: Mutator (Sacred Bones) [04-23] - post-industrial
  • Alan Vega/Ben Vaughn/Barb Dwyer/Palmyra Delran: After Dark () [07-30]
  • Carlos Vega: Art of the Messenger (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Caetano Veloso: Meu Coco (Sony Music Brasil) [10-21] - MPB [***]
  • Moreno Veloso: Every Single Night (Corbett vs Dempsey) [11-26] - jazz
  • Vels Trio: Celestial Greens (Rhythm Section International)
  • The Velveteers: Nightmare Daydream (Easy Eye Sound) [10-08] - pop
  • Kiko Veneno: Hambre ()
  • Erik Verwey: People Flow (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Vex: Average Minds Think Alike (self-released)
  • Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (Year0001) [01-08] - post-punk [***]
  • Gabriel Vicens: The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Luis Vicente Trio: Chanting in the Name Of (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • James Vickery: Songs That Made Me Feel () [07-16]
  • Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (Atlantic) [09-17] - blues rock [**]
  • Vientre: Estado De Imago (self-released) [04-09] - post-hardcore
  • Tommy Vig: 2022: Jazz Jazz (Klassikus Jazz) [11-03] - jazz [C]
  • Raoul Vignal: Years in Marble ()
  • Vika & Linda: The Wait () [09-17]
  • Vilde Tuv: Melting Songs () [05-07]
  • Villagers: Fever Dreams (Domino) [08-20] - indie pop [B]
  • Carmen Villain: Sketch for Winter IX: Perlita () [01-22] - ambient
  • Sonny Vincent: Snake Pit Therapy (Svart)
  • Vincint: There Will Be Tears ()
  • Vindata: With Opened Eyes () [06-04]
  • Will Vinson/Gilad Hekselman/Antonio Sanchez: Trio Grande (Whirlwind -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [***]
  • The Vintage Caravan: Monuments (Napalm) [04-16]
  • Rien Virgule: La Consolation Des Violettes (Murailles Music)
  • Visionist: A Call to Arms () [03-05] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Vistas: What Were You Hoping to Find? () [08-20] - indie pop
  • Roseanna Vitro: Sing a Song of Bird (Skyline) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Pabllo Vittar: Batidao Tropical (Sony) [06-24] - Forro electronico [*]
  • Christian Vogel: Rebirth of Wonky () -
  • Volk: Cashville (Romanus)
  • Dlina Volny: Dazed ()
  • Ghalia Volt: One Woman Band (Ruf) [01-29] - blues [**]
  • Volumes: Happier? (Fearless) [11-19] - metalcore
  • Steve Von Till: Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems (Neurot)
  • Vreid: Wild North West () [04-30]
  • VTSS: Borderline Tendencies (VEYL) [03-15] - techno
  • Hana Vu: Public Storage () [11-05] - dream pop
  • Leon Vynehall: Rare, Forever (Ninja Tune) [04-30] - ambient techno [B]
  • Philipp Wachsmann/Kalle Moberg/Paul Lytton: The Punk and the Gaffers (Kamo) - jazz
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless (Ladylike) [03-19] - country [***]
  • Martha Wainwright: Love Will Be Reborn (Cooking Vinyl) [08-30] - folk rock
  • Michael Waldrop: Time Frames (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Wale: Folarin II (Maybach Music Group/Warner) [10-22] - hip-hop
  • Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (self-released) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Ray Walker: See You Next Time () [10-08] - country
  • Karima Walker: Waking the Dreaming Body (Orindal) [02-26] - ambient
  • Ryley Walker: Course in Fable (Husky Pants) [04-02] - prog folk
  • Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo: Deep Fried Grandeur (Husky Pants) [02-05] - psychedelic rock
  • Summer Walker: Still Over It (LVRN/Interscope) [11-05] - r&b [*]
  • Eli Wallace/Beth McDonald: Solo/Duo (Eschatology) - jazz
  • Morgen Wallen: Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic) [01-08] - country
  • The Wallflowers: Exit Wounds (New West) [07-09] - roots rock
  • Wallice: Off the Rails ()
  • Johannes Wallmann: Elegy for an Undiscovered Species (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Frank Waln: In the Key of Lakota () - hip-hop
  • John Walsh: Irlandalucia (Air Music Group) - jazz
  • Dominik Wania: Lonely Shadows (ECM) - jazz
  • Wanton Witch: Wanton Witch (Stroboscopic Artefacts) - techno
  • The War on Drugs: I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) [10-29] - heartland rock [*]
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • Tom Ward/Martina Verhoeven/Dirk Serries/Cath Roberts: Imaginary Junction (A New Wave of Jazz) [10-30] - jazz
  • Wardruna: Kvitravn () [01-22] - dark folk
  • Dean Wareham: I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of LA (Double Feature) [10-15] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Carlos "Zingaro"/Helena Espvall/Marcelo dos Reis: Turqoise Dream (JACC) [03-14] - jazz [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Frank Rosaly/Aaron Lumley/John Dikeman: Sunday at De Ruimte (Doek RAW) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Dillon Warnek: Now That It's All Over ()
  • Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan: Interim Report, March 1979 () [02-26]
  • PM Warson: True Story (Legere)
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant (ECM) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Wasted Cathedral: I'm Gonna Love You 'Til the End of Time (self-released) [10-15]
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia () [08-20]
  • Watchhouse: Watchhouse (Thirty Tigers) [08-13]
  • Water From Your Eyes: Structure (Wharf Cat) [08-27] - art pop
  • Nick Waterhouse: Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure) [04-09] - rock & roll
  • Waterparks: Greatest Hits (300 Entertainment) [05-21] - pop [*]
  • The Watershed: Don't Forget You're Welcome () - hip-hop
  • Sara Watkins: Under the Pepper Tree (New West) [03-26] - standards
  • Wau Wau Collectif: Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) [02-26] - African [B]
  • Rod Wave: SoulFly (Alamo) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • Wavves: Hideaway () [07-16] - indie rock
  • Tion Wayne: Green With Envy () [09-17] - UK hip-hop
  • We Are Scientists: Huffy () [10-08]
  • We Are the Union: Ordinary Life (Bad Time) [06-04] - ska-punk [*]
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: Enjoy the View (Big Scary Monsters) [09-10] - indie rock
  • Weakened Friends: Quitter () [11-19]
  • The Weather Station: Ignorance (Fat Possum) [02-05] [**]
  • Jane Weaver: Flock (Fire) [03-05] - psychedelic pop [**]
  • Web Web x Max Herre: Web Max (Compost) - jazz
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz [U]
  • Faye Webster: I Know I'm Funny Haha (Secretly Canadian) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St Louis Chesterfield Festival 2019 (Autumn Hill) [04-09] - jazz
  • Wednesday: Twin Plagues (Orindal) [08-13] - shoegaze
  • Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (Cellar) - jazz [**]
  • Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentine (Amber Inn Productions -EP) [02-14] - vocal jazz [C]
  • Amber Weekes: 'Round Midnight Re-Imagined (Amber Inn Productions) [05-01] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Weezer: OK Human (Crush Music/Atlantic) [01-29] - rock
  • Weezer: Van Weezer (Crush Music/Atlantic) [05-07] - rock
  • Carl Weingarten: Ember Days (Multiphase)
  • Dan Weiss/Miles Okazaki: Music for Drums and Guitar (Cygnus) [10-29] - jazz
  • Ruth Weiss: We Are Sparks in the Universe to Our Own Fire (Edgetone) [01-26] - jazz poetry [A-]
  • Paul Weller: Fat Pop (Volume 1) (Polydor) [05-14] - pop rock
  • Kanye West: Donda (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [08-29] - hip-hop [C+]
  • Matt Weston: Four Lies in the Eavesdrop Business (self-released) - jazz
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely, Adolf (Griselda/Empire) [08-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B (Griselda/Empire) [09-24] - hip-hop [B]
  • Wet: Letter Blue () [10-22]
  • Judy Wexler: Back to the Garden (Jewel City Jazz) - jazz
  • Tierra Whack: Rap? (Interscope -EP) [12-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tierra Whack: Pop? (Interscope -EP) [12-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tierra Whack: R&B? (Interscope -EP) [12-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kenneth Whalum: Broken Land 2 () [07-16] - r&b
  • Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Not a Novelty (Sunnyside) [04-23] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Whatley: On the Beak (self-released -20) - jazz
  • While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society (Search & Destroy/Spinefarm) [04-16] - alt metal
  • Whispering Sons: Several Others ()
  • Matthew Whitaker: Connections (Resilience Music Alliance) - jazz
  • Rodney Whitaker With the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir: Cranbrook Christmas Jazz (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Rodney Whitaker: OutroSpection: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) [09-10] - art pop
  • Matthew E White & Lonnie Holley: Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection (Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar) [04-09] - psychedeic soul
  • Tony Joe White: Smoke From the Chimney (Easy Eye Sound) [05-07] - country rock
  • White Denim: Crystal Bullets/King Tears (English Mallard) [07-23]
  • White Flowers: Day by Day (Tough Love) [06-11] - dream pop
  • The White Ring: Show Me Heaven () [02-19]
  • Whitechapel: Kin () [10-29] - deathcore
  • Richard Whiteman: Very Well & Good (Cornerstone) - Jazz
  • Harrison Whitford: Afraid of Nothing ()
  • Amanda Whiting: After Dark (Jazzman)
  • Hailey Whitters: Living the Dream () - country
  • Mareike Wiening: Future Memories (Greenleaf Music) [11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) - alt/indie
  • Wiki: Half God (Wikset Enterprise) [10-01] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wild Blue Herons [Darlene Cooper/Bill Sample]: You & I () [11-19] - jazz
  • Wild Pink: A Billion Little Lights (Royal Mountain) [06-18] - indie rock
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 1: Femenine (New Amsterdam) [06-18] - classical [***]
  • The Wildhearts: 21st Century Love Songs (Graphite)
  • Andreas Willers: Haerae (Evil Rabbit -20) [2020-12-12] - jazz
  • William the Conqueror: Maverick Thinker (Chrysalis) [03-05]
  • AA Williams: Songs From Isolation () [03-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Chris Ryan Williams: Of Yours (self-released) [05-02] - jazz
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (Atlantic) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Jamire Williams: But Only After You Have Suffered (International Anthem) [12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Sam Williams: Glasshouse Children ()
  • Tomos Williams: Cwmwl Tystion (Ty Cerdd)
  • Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (Spinster) [01-29] - folk [**]
  • Willow: Lately I Feel Everything (MSFTS/Roc Nation/Polydor) [07-16] - emo [*]
  • Spike Wilner Trio: Aliens & Wizards (Cellar Music Group) - jazz
  • Brian Wilson: At My Piano (Universal)
  • Charlotte Day Wilson: Alpha () [07-09] - neo-soul
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Lainey Wilson: Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' (Broken Bow) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Mose Wilson: Mose Wilson () - country
  • Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Steven Wilson: The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts) [01-29] - art pop
  • Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen (Laika) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Winds: Look at the Sky (Natural Music) [04-09]
  • Wine Lips: Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party ()
  • Virginia Wing: Private Life (Fire) [02-12] - alt/indie
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Invisible Cities (Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing) [02-26]
  • Witch Camp (Ghana): I've Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be (Six Degrees) [03-12] - African
  • Witch Fever: Reincarnate () [10-15]
  • Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature: The Music of Mary Lou Williams (MCG Jazz) - jazz
  • Wizkid: Made in Lagos ()
  • Andrew WK: God Is Partying () [09-10] - heavy metal
  • Wode: Burn in Many Mirrors () [04-02] - black metal
  • Babes Wodumo: Crown (West Ink) [12-10] - African [***]
  • Frank Woeste: Pocket Rhapsody II (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Remi Wolf: We Love Dogs! (Island) [05-05] - pop [**]
  • Remi Wolf: Juno (Island) [08-15] - pop [***]
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) [06-04] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jon Wolfe: Dos Corazones () - country
  • Michael Wolff: Live at Vitellos (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Erik Wollo: Winter Tide (Projekt)
  • Michal Wolski & Grzegorz Bojanek: Oxygen (Minicromusic)
  • Wolves in the Throne Room: Primordial Arcana () [08-20] - atmospheric black metal
  • The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars: A Gift to Pops (Verve) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Carolyn Wonderland: Tempting Fate (Alligator) [10-08] - blues [**]
  • Cory Wong: Cory and the Wongnotes (Roundwound)
  • Anthony Wonsey: Lorraine's Lullaby () - jazz
  • Oliver Wood: Always Smilin' (Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers) [05-21]
  • Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: NOX (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text -2CD) [04-16] - jazz
  • Roddy Woomble: Lo! Soul () [05-21]
  • Wooze: Get Me to a Nunnery () [10-22]
  • Work Money Death: The Space in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides, Can Be the Place From Which Creation Arises (ATA) [02-05] - jazz
  • The Workers: Altburon (Wide Ear -20) - jazz
  • Lyle Workman: Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Illusory Walls (Epitaph) [10-08] - midwest emo
  • Charlie Worsham: Sugarcane (Warner Nashville) - country
  • WRD [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (Color Red) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado: Groove & Good Times (Pepper Cake) - jazz
  • Wretch 32: Little Big Man () [05-27]
  • Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (Joyce Wrice Music) [03-19] - funk/soul [*]
  • Evan Wright: Sound From Out the Window () [08-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Wristmeetrazor: Replica of a Strange Love (Prosthetic) [06-11] - melodic metalcore
  • Writhing Squares: Chart for the Solution (Trouble in Mind)
  • Sven Wunder: Natura Morta (self-released) [06-11]
  • Eric Wyatt: A Song of Hope (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Wyldest: Monthly Friend () [05-28] - indie pop
  • X Ambassadors: The Beautiful Liar ()
  • Xeno & Oaklander: Vi/Deo (Dais) [10-22] - electronic
  • Min Xiao-Fen: White Lotus (Outside In Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Xiu Xiu: Oh No (Polyvinyl) [03-26] - experimental rock
  • Xixa: Genesis (Julian) [02-19]
  • XPACT: XPACT II (FMR) - jazz
  • Ya Tseen: Indian Yard (Sub Pop) [04-30] - art pop
  • Yaima: Earth Trilogy One & Two ( Yaima Music)
  • Nana Yamato: Before Sunrise (Dull Tools) [02-05] - synthpop
  • Jim Yanda: A Silent Way (Corner Store Jazz -2CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Yard Act: Dark Days (ZEN FC) [02-03] - postpunk [***]
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Raed Yassin: Archeophony () [11-27]
  • Yat-Kha: We Will Never Die (The Lollipoppe Shoppe) -
  • Yeat: 4L () [06-10] - hip-hop
  • Yeat: Up 2 Me (TwizzyRich) [09-10] - trap
  • Yebba: Dawn () [09-10] - neo-soul
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan/Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (La Reserve) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Yellow Ostrich: Soft ()
  • Yes: The Quest ()
  • Yes/And: Yes/And ()
  • YG & Mozzy: Kommunity Service (Empire/4Hunnid) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • Li Yilei: ?/OF (Metron)
  • Xiola Yin: Self-Containd Illusion (The Peak) (Dinzu Artefacts)
  • Yndi: Noir Bresil (Nascimento/Grand Musique) [05-28] - Brazilian
  • Yola: Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound) [07-30] - country soul [B]
  • Yoo Doo Right: Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose (Mothland)
  • York: The SoulJazz Experience Vol 1 (Upper Level)
  • Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke: Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile (Artesuono) - jazz
  • James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra: The Wide, Wide River (Domino) [01-22] - chamber folk
  • You Am I: The Lives of Others (The You Am I Set) [05-14]
  • You Me at Six: Suckapunch (Underdog) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • You'll Never Get to Heaven: Wave Your Moonlight Hat for the Snowfall Train () [11-19] - ambient pop
  • Andrew Scott Young/Ryan Jewell/Ryley Walker: Post Wook (Husky Pants) [12-03]
  • Deon Young: RNB Drill: The Lost Files () - hip-hop
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise) [12-10] - rock [A-]
  • Will Young: Crying on the Bathroom Floor () [08-06]
  • Young Dolph & Key Glock: Dum and Dummer 2 ()
  • The Young Hearts: The Modern State () [01-29]
  • Young MA: Off the Yak ()
  • Young Nudy: Dr Ev4l (PDE/Same Plate/RCA) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • Young Nudy: Rich Shooter (RCA) - hip-hop
  • Young Pilgrims: We're Young Pilgrims (Stoney Lane) [06-18] - jazz [B-]
  • Young Slo-Be: Slo-Be Bryant 3 (KoldGreedy Entertainment/Thizzler on the Roof)
  • Young Stoner Life/Young Thug/Gunna: Slime Language 2 (YSL/300 Entertainment) [04-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Young Thug: Punk (YSL/300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [10-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Sincerely, Kentrell (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) - hip-hop
  • Adrian Younge: The American Negro (Jazz Is Dead) [02-26] - jazz
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 7: Joao Donato (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Brandee Younger: Somewhere Different (Impulse) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Y*O*U*N*G*M*A*N & Celestaphone: A Year of Octobers (Drumhex)
  • Richard Youngs: CXXI (Black Truffle)
  • Younha: End Theory (C9 Entertainment) - K-pop
  • Your Old Droog: Time () - hip-hop
  • Your Old Droog & Tha God Fahim: The YOD Fahim () [02-19] - hip-hop
  • Youra: Gaussian (Mun Hwa In) - K-pop
  • Yung: Ongoing Dispute () [01-22] - indie rock
  • Yung Bleu: Moon Boy () - hip-hop
  • Yungmorpheus & Eyedress: Affable With Pointed Teeth (Lex) [10-01] - hip-hop
  • Yungmorpheus & Ewonee: Thumbing Thru Foliage (Bad Taste) [03-05] - hip-hop
  • Pamela Z: A Secret Code () [06-18]
  • Zahara: Puta ()
  • Ani Zakareishvili: Mtirala (CES) -
  • Zao: The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer) - metal
  • Zayn: Nobody Is Listening ()
  • Florian TM Zeisig: Music for Parents (Metro) - ambient
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (Sunnyside) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • ZelooperZ: Van Gogh's Left Ear () [07-08] - experimental hip-hop
  • The Zenmenn: Ener the Zenmenn (Music From Memory) [04-12]
  • Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo: El Arte Del Bolero (Miel Music) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Miguel Zenon/Ariel Bringuez/Demian Cabaud/Jordi Rossy: Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Miel Music) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Zhu: Dreamland 2021 () [04-30] - alt r&b
  • Don Zilla: Ekizikiza Mubwengula (Hakuna Kulala) - electronic
  • Zilla Rocca: Vegas Vic (Three Dollar Pistol Music) [07-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • ZillaKami: Dog Boy () - hip-hop
  • Carlos Zingaro/Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Zinman/Mario Rechtern/Weasel Walter: Mermaids and Sirens Know (Studio 234) - jazz
  • Dave Zinno and Unisphere: Fetish (Whaling City Sound) [09-03] - jazz
  • Ziur: Antifate () [05-07] - deconstructed club
  • Ziur: Now Now ()
  • Zo! & Tall Black Guy: Abstractions ()
  • The Zolas: Come Back to Life (Light Organ)
  • Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy () [03-12] - industrial metal
  • Zopa: La Dolce Vita ()
  • John Zorn: John Zorn's Bagatelles (Tzadik -4CD) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light (02-12) [J|jazz]
  • John Zorn: Teresa Da Avila (Tzadik) [03-19] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Chaos Magic (Tzadik) [04-16] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Ninth Circle (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Parables (Tzadik) [07-22] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Nostradamus: The Death of Satan (Tzadik) [08-06] - jazz
  • Gabriel Zucker: Leftover Beats From the Edges of Time (ESP Disk) [07-24] - jazz
  • Zuli: All Caps (UIQ -EP) [03-12] - breakbeat
  • Zurich Jazz Orchestra & Steffen Schorn: Dedications (Mons) - jazz
  • Zuzu: Queensway Tunnel () [11-12] - indie pop

Reissues, Etc.

  • 4 Mars: Super Somali Sounds From the Gulf of Tadjoura (Ostinato) - African
  • Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim: Harlem (1988, Acid Jazz) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Monty Alexander: Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's (1982, Resonance -20) - jazz
  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965, Omnivore) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings (1962-65, Omnivore) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mose Allison: The Complete Atlantic & Elektra Albums 1962-1983 (Strawberry) - vocal jazz
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: Simigwa (1975, Mr Bongo -18) [2018-00-00] - African [***]
  • Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1963, Blue Note) [06-04] - jazz
  • Laurie Anderson: Big Science (1981, Nonesuch)
  • Marian Anderson: Beyond the Music: Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Sony Classical -15CD) [08-27] - classical
  • Khaira Arby: Live in New York 2010 (Clermont Music) [04-30] - African [A-]
  • Neil Ardley & the New Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Calendar: Olympic Studios '66 (Jazz in Britain -EP -20) [2020-10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscope of Rainbows: QEH, 20th October 1975 (Jazz in Britain -2CD) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Carlos Argentino Con La Sonora MAGtancera: ¡A Vivir! (Vampisoul)
  • Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • The Arpeggia Jazz Ensemble: Le-Le (Jazz Room)
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Manewry Jazzowe '82 (1982, OMX) [02-05] - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Jazz Jamboree '91 (1991, OMX) [02-02] - jazz
  • ASC: No Stars Without Darkness (Silent Season)
  • Ash Ra Tempel: Schwingungen (1972, MG Art) [11-05] - rock
  • Aunt Sally: Aunt Sally (1979, Mesh-Key)
  • The Avalanches: Since I Left You [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (XL)
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: 1966: Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control Revisited (1964, Ezz-Thetics) [09-13] - jazz [**]
  • Derek Baiey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Duck Baker: Plymouth Rock: Unreleased & Rare Recordings, 1973-1979 (Tompkins Square -20) [2020-08-07] - folk [***]
  • Duck Baker: Confabulations (1994-2017, ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A-]
  • The Band: Stage Fright [50th Anniversary Edition] (UMG -2CD) - rock
  • Billy Bang: Lucky Man (2008, BBE) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Barber: A Trailblazer's Legacy (1951-2018, Last Music -4CD) [04-24] - jazz
  • TL Barrett: I Shall Wear a Crown (Numero Group) [09-24] - gospel
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (Moosicus) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Robbie Basho: Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes (Tompkins Square)
  • BBQ [Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett]: Vorwiegend Blaus Gezwitscher (SAJ) [03-02] - jazz
  • BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism USA 1981 (SAJ -20) [2020-10-17] - jazz
  • The Beach Boys: Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Capitol) [08-27] - rock
  • Beatchild: Nostalgia Beats of 2008-2020 (BBE)
  • The Beaters: Harari (1975, Matsuli Music) [02-26] - African [**]
  • The Beatles: Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] (Apple/UMe -4CD) - rock
  • Be-Bop Deluxe: Live in the Air Cage (Cherry Red)
  • Andy Bell: Another View (Sonic Cathedral)
  • Tim Berne's Bloodcount: 5 (1997, Screwgun) [09-03] - jazz
  • Tim Berne's Bloodcount: Attention Spam (1997, Screwgun) [09-03] - jazz
  • Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018, Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Chuck Berry: Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (Sunset Blvd) [03-26] - rock [***]
  • Chuck Berry: Live From Blueberry Hill (2005-06, Dualtone) [12-17] - rock [A-]
  • Ben Black: Mystery & Wonder (2007, Origin) [11-19] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Karen Black: Dreaming of You (1971-1976) (Anthology) [07-16] - folk
  • Black Sabbath: Sabotage ()
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Salaam/Gotta Groove) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: The Witch Doctor (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-thetics) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Bloodcount: 5 (1997, Screwgun) [09-03] - jazz
  • Bloodcount: Attention Spam (1997, Screwgun) [09-03] - jazz
  • Hamiet Bluiett: Bearer of the Holy Flame (1983, Strut) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Colin Blunstone: One Year [50th Anniversary Edition] ()
  • Arthur Blythe: Katowice 2003 (OMX -2CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • David Bowie: Toy (2001, Parlophone) [11-26]
  • David Bowie: Brilliant Adventure 1992-2001 ()
  • David Bowie: The Width of a Circle ()
  • Rev Alex Bradford: Feel Like Running for the Lord: Early Recordings 1951 to 1961 (City Hall) - gospel
  • Brainiac: Attic Tapes (Touch and Go)
  • Roy Brooks: Understanding (1970, Reel-to-Real -2CD) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Anthony Braxton: Freedom Years (1969-76, Freedom) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann: Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993, Trost -EP) [05-07] - jazz [B]
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) [10-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Marion Brown: Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-Thetics -19) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Marion Brown: Le Temps Fou (Le Tres Jazz Club) - jazz
  • Brown Sugar: Brown Sugar ()
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [***]
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in Indiana 1958 (American Jazz Classics) [04-21] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Trio: Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1967 (Derry Music) [02-13] - jazz
  • Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club [25th Anniversary Edition] (World Circuit)
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: 20th Century Mixtapes: Groiddest Schizznits (Trugroid -3CD -19) - jazz
  • Bush Tetras: Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (Wharf Cat) [11-12] - post-punk [**]
  • Byzantium: Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-1975 ()
  • Susan Cadogan: The Girl Who Cried ()
  • Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 (Mute -2CD) [05-28] - krautrock [***]
  • Can: Live in Brighton 1975 (Mute) [12-03] - krautrock
  • Caravan: Who Do You Think We Are? (Madfish -35CD) - prog rock
  • Doug Carn: Infant Eyes (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • Ian Carr Double Quintet: Solar Session (1970, Jazz in Britain) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Cash: Live at the Carousel Ballroom April 24 1968 (BMG) [06-29] - country
  • Castlemusic: Live at the Music Gallery (2006, Idee Fixe) [12-21]
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: B-Sides & Rarities Part II (Mute)
  • Century of Sound: 1927 (Mixcloud)
  • The Charlatans: A Head Full of Ideas (Then)
  • Ray Charles: True Genius (Tangerine) [09-10]
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (1965, Gearbox) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: The Summer House Sessions (1968, Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry's New Researches: Organic Music Theatre: Festival De Jazz De Chateauvallon 1972 (Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [10-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section: Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (Omnivore) [05-07] - pop/rock [*]
  • Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959, Blue Note Tone Poet) - jazz
  • The Allen Cohen Big Band: The Oracle [The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 4] (1968, Jazz in Britain -EP -20) [2020-04-05] - jazz [*]
  • Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968, Ezz-Thetics) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Graham Collier: British Connection (My Only Desire)
  • Alice Coltrane: Kirtan: Turiya Sings (1982, Impulse!) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Lush Life (Craft) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane Revisited (1961, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama 1963 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [07-13] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Another Side of John Coltrane (Craft) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (1965, Impulse) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Laurence Cook/Jacques Coursil/Warren Gale/Perry Robinson/Steve Tintweiss: Ave B Free Jam (1967, Inky Dot) [11-30] - jazz [B]
  • Lol Coxhill: Coxhill '85 (Slam) - jazz
  • Marshall Crenshaw: The Wild, Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live in the 20th and 21st Century (Sunset Blvd) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Deja Vu [50th Anniversary] ()
  • Connie Crothers/Tom Hamilton: Two Improvisations: Live in Concert (2015, Data Day Music) [11-05] - jazz
  • The Cucumbers: The Desk Drawer Tapes (1988-2005, Life Force) [04-30] - jangle pop [**]
  • Alvin Curran: Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri (1978, Black Truffle) [08-06]
  • Alice Damon: Windsong (1990, Morning Trip) [10-22] - new age
  • Miles Davis: Merci, Miles! Live at Vienne (1991, Warner/Rhino) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (1959, Analogue Productions) [05-21] - jazz
  • Nathan Davis With Georges Arvanitas Trio: Live in Paris: The ORTF Recordings 1966/67 (Sam) [09-10] - jazz
  • Dazy: Maximumblastsuperloud: The First 24 Songs (Convulse) [08-20]
  • The dB's: I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978-1981 (Propeller Sound)
  • Elton Dean Quartet: They All Be on This Old Road (1976, Ogun) - jazz
  • Henryk Debich & Orchestra of the Polish Radio and TV: City (1978, GAD)
  • Desmond Dekker: King of Ska: Live at Dingwell's () - reggae
  • Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991, BluJazz) [05-24] - jazz [*]
  • Toumani Diabate & the London Symphony Orchestra: Korolen (2008, World Circuit) [04-23] - modern classical
  • J Dilla: Welcome 2 Detroit [20th Anniversary Edition] (BBE) [02-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • DJ Notoya: Presents: Tokyo Glow (Nippon Columbia/WeWantSounds)
  • DJ Shadow: Endtroducing . . . 25 (Half Speed Master) (Island)
  • DJ Sprinkles: Gayest Tits & Greyist Shits: 1998-2017 12-Inches & One-Offs (Comatose) -
  • Dome of Doom: Decade of Doom (Dome of Doom) [09-21] - hip-hop
  • Arne Domnerus Quartet: Dompan at the Savoy (1990, Phontastic) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Donnie: The Colored Section [Deluxe Edition] (Motown)
  • Dave Douglas/Misha Mengelberg: Buenos Aires 2000 (OMX) [01-26] - jazz
  • Drive-By Truckers: Live at Plan 9, July 13, 2006 (New West) [11-27]
  • Paul Dunmall/Keith Tippett/Philip Gibbs/Pete Fairclough: Onosante (2000, 577) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Willie Dunn: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (Light in the Attic) [03-05] - folk [***]
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Down on Funky Broadway: Phoenix (1966-1967) (Craft) - funk
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Message: Hollywood (1968-1970) (Craft) - funk
  • Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol 16 1980-1985 (Sony Legacy -5CD)
  • Cleveland Eaton: Plenty Good Eaton (1974, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music -20) [2020-12-00] - jazz [*]
  • Eboni Band: Eboni Band (1980, We Are Busy Bodies) - Africa
  • The Ebony Hillbillies: Barefoot and Flying (2011, EH Music -20) [2020-11-09] - folk [***]
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Berlin 1959 (Storyville) [08-06] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968, Resonance -2CD -20) [2020-11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Craft) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956-1980) (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Resonance -2CD) [06-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Eve: Canto Aberto (1979, Komos Jazz) [06-19] - Brazilian
  • Ron Everett: Glitter of the City (1977, Jazzman) [06-04] - jazz [B]
  • Eyedea: Thirty Nine Lines (Crushkill -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years (1995-2009, BMG) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Faust: 1971-74 (Bureau B)
  • Female Species: Tale of My Lost Love (Numero Group) [04-09]
  • Fleeting Joys: Despondent Transponder ()
  • Aretha Franklin: Aretha ()
  • Henry Franklin: The Skipper (1972, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean (Nettwerk -14) [2014-10-14] - folk
  • Mark Fry: Dreaming With Alice (Now Again)
  • Ryo Fukui: Mellow Dream (WRWTFWW -18) [2018-05-25] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman: Creation Series (2008, NoBusiness -5CD) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set (UMe)
  • Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977, Origin -2CD) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Gang of Four: 77-81 ()
  • The Gangsters: The Gangsters (1970s, Albina Music Trust -18) [2018-11-16] - jazz
  • Garbage: Garbage [Remastered Reissue] (BMG)
  • Garbage: Beautiful Garbage (UMe)
  • Erroll Garner: Symphony Hall Concert (1964, Mack Avenue) [09-17] - jazz
  • Erroll Garner: Liberation in Swing: The Octave Records Story & Complete Symphony Hall Concert (1959-73, Mack Avenue) [07-02] - jazz
  • Arv Garrison: The Unknown Arv Garrison: Wizard of the Six String (1945-48, Fresh Sound -3CD) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Stan Getz Quartet/Astrud Gilberto: Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival 1966 (The Lost Recordings) - jazz
  • Mike Gibbs: Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (Jazz in Britain) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Nikki Giovanni: Truth Is on Its Way/Like a Ripple on a Pond/The Way I Feel (Modern Harmonic)
  • Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Detail-90 (1990, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Goat: Headsoup ()
  • Goldie & the Gingerbreads: Thinking About the Good Times: The Complete Recordings 1964-1966 ()
  • Fritz Gore & the Talismen: Fritz Gore & the Talismen (Perfect Toy)
  • Jimmy Gourley: The Cool Guitar of Jimmy Gourley: Quartet & Trio Sessions 1953-1961 (Fresh Sound) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra: Fortschritt Und Vergnugen (Random Acoustics -20) [2020-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, Temescal) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (Rhino) - rock
  • Shakey Graves: Roll the Bones X [10th Anniversary Edition] (Dualtone -2CD) [04-02] - folk
  • Owen Gray: Owen Gray Sings () - reggae
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton: Room of the Present (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Group Sounds Four & Five: Black and White Raga (1965-66, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-29] - jazz [**]
  • Harari: Rufaro/Happiness (1976, Matsuli Music) [02-26] - African [**]
  • Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony (2006-07, Resonance -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Derrick Harriott: Greatest Reggae Hits ()
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Formation: Live '61 (Jazz in Britain -EP) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Free Form & Abstract Revisited (1960-62, Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) [08-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Harriott: Chronology: Live 1968-69 (Jazz In Britain -20) [2020-07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band: Hot Night in Roslyn: 1976 Radio Broadcast Recording (Hobo) [03-11] - country [***]
  • Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers: Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (1990, Nonesuch) [06-29] - country [**]
  • George Harrison: All Things Must Pass [50th Anniversary Edition] (Capitol)
  • PJ Harvey: Is This Desire: Demos (UMC/Island)
  • PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea: Demos (UMC/Island)
  • The Hawks: Obviously 5 Believers ()
  • Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69 (Jazz in Britain -2CD) [12-03] - jazz [***]
  • The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Free Flight [The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 3] (1972, Jazz in Britain -2CD -20) [2020-05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Eddie Hazel: Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs (Real Gone Music) - funk
  • Richard Hell and the Voidoids: Destiny Street Complete (Omnivore) [01-21] - new wave
  • Hello: The Complete Singles Collection (Cherry Red)
  • Julius Hemphill: The Boye Multi-National Crusade for Harmony (1977-2007, New World -7CD) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Henderson: The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions (Mosaic -5CD) - jazz
  • John Hiatt: The Confidence Man in Canada (Hobo) [08-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • His Name Is Alive: A Silver Thread (Home Recordings 1979-1990) (Disciples) [02-12]
  • Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford: Early Years and Unheard Pearls 1970-1973 (Kent)
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: King of Dowling Street (Sunset Blvd) - blues
  • Allan Holdsworth/Ray Warleigh/Ron Mathewson/Bryan Spring: Warleigh Manor: The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 1 (1979, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Allan Holdsworth: Leverkusen '97 (Manifesto) - jazz
  • Wayne Horvitz: Live Forever Vol 1: The President: New York in the 80s (1982-88, Other Room Music) [02-26] - jazz
  • Keith Hudson: The Black Breast Has Produced Her Best, Flesh of My Skin Blood of My Blood (1974, Superior Viaduct) [W|reggae]
  • Phyllis Hyman: Old Friend: The Deluxe Collection 1976-1998 ()
  • ICP Orchestra: Plays Herbie Nichols in Nijmegen 7 May 1984 (ICP -20) [2020-12-14] - jazz [***]
  • Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [05-26] - jazz [A-]
  • The J Ann C Trio: At Tan-Tar-A (1966, Modern Harmonic/Sundazed) [07-15] [***]
  • Michael Gregory Jackson: Frequency Equilibrium Koan (1977, self-released) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society: Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1983 (The Decoding Society) - jazz
  • Jackson Conti [Madlib & Ivan Mamao Conti]: Sujinho (Madlib Invazion)
  • Jam & Lewis: Jam & Lewis Vol 1 () [07-09]
  • Khan Jamal: Infinity (1982, Jazz Room) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Etta James: The Montreux Years|1977-93, BMG (06-25) [B|blues]
  • Tommy James & the Shondels: Celebration: The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966-1973 ()
  • Japan: Quiet Life [2021 Remaster] (BMG)
  • Keith Jarrett: Sun Bear Concerts (1976, ECM) [02-19] - jazz
  • Keith Jarrett: Facing You [50th Anniversary] (1971, ECM) - jazz
  • Abner Jay: I Don't Have Time to Lie to You (Mississippi)
  • Bobo Jenkins: Decoration Day Blues (Soul Jazz) - blues
  • Bobo Jenkins: My All New Life Story (Third Man) [06-12] - blues
  • Rudolph Johnson: Spring Rain (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sheila Jordan: Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri) [09-27] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973, Strut) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Hideto Kanai & King's Roar: Ode to Birds (1975, Three Blind Mice/Craftman) [08-18] - jazz
  • Calvin Keys: Shawn-Neeq (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) - jazz [*]
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Nothin' Left but the Rest (1996, 2C2C) [06-08] - pop [**]
  • Kids on a Crime Spree: We Love You So Bad (Slumberland)
  • Kiko Kids Jazz: Tanganyika Na Uhuru (Mississippi) [07-23] - African
  • King Geedorah: Take Me to Your Leader (Big Dada)
  • Jim Knapp Orchestra: It's Not Business, It's Personal (2009, Origin) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Lily Konigsberg: The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now (Wharf Cat) [05-21] - indie pop [*]
  • L7: Wargasm: The Slash Years 1992-1997 (Cherry Red)
  • Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992, Strut) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Land: Westward Bound! (1962-65, Reel-to-Real) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces II (Ghostly International) [10-29] - experimental
  • Bunny Lee: Run Soundboy Run () - reggae
  • Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy (1975, Moved-by-Sound) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • Peggy Lee: Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings the Great American Songbook (Omnivore) - jazz
  • John Lennon: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection (Capitol)
  • Jackie Leven: Straight Outta Caledonia (School Daze)
  • Igor Levit: On DSCH (Sony Classical) [09-10] - classical
  • Lilys: A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns (Frontier)
  • Abbey Lincoln: It's Magic (1958, Riverside) [07-00] - jazz
  • Little Feat: Electric Lycanthrope: Live at Ultra-Sonic Studios 1974 (Rhino) [11-26]
  • Jimmy London: Bridge Over Troubled Waters () - reggae
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (2018, Sounderscore) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Nick Lowe: The Convincer [20th Anniversary Edition] (Yep Roc) [09-17]
  • Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets: Walkabout (2013-19, Yep Roc -20) - power pop [B]
  • Agustin Pereyra Lucena Quartet: La Rana (Far Out) [10-15] - Brazil
  • Gary Lucas: The Essential Gary Lucas (Knitting Factory -2CD) [01-29] - rock [*]
  • Rene Lussier: CompletementMarteau (2009-15, ReR MegaCorp/CircumDisc) [06-11] - jazz
  • Mamaki Boys: Patriote (Sahel Sounds)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session '73 (Mercury/Tuff Gong) [09-03] - reggae [A-]
  • Ron Mathewson: Memorial (1968-76, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-23] - jazz [***]
  • Mathewson & Mathewson: Blow (1976, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-31] - jazz [B]
  • John Mayall: The First Generation 1965-1974 (Madfish Music -35CD) - blues-rock
  • Kevin McCormick & David Horridge: Light Patterns (1982, Smiling C) [07-08] - ambient
  • Eugene McDaniels: Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse [50th Anniversary Edition] (Real Gone Music)
  • Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 (Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [05-31] - jazz [***]
  • Hany Mehanna: Music for Airplanes: A Collection of Instrumental Showpieces and Scores for Egyptian Films and TV-Series (1973-1980) (Souma)
  • Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band: Tezeta (1975, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [06-04] - Ethiopian [***]
  • MESH: Live and Alternate Versions 2014-2019 () - club music
  • Kim Jung Mi: Now (1973, Repsychled) - Korean
  • Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [C+]
  • Charles Mingus: Mingus at Carnegie Hall [Deluxe Edition] (1974, Atlantic -2CD) [06-11] - jazz [A]
  • Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble: Live at Bing Theatre: Los Angeles, 1985 (Dark Tree) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Mistreater: Hell's Fire (1981, Jobcentre) [05-21] - metal
  • The Misunderstood: Children of the Sun: Complete Recordings 1965-1966 ()
  • Joni Mitchell: The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) (Rhino -4CD) [06-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto: The Custodian's Mix (1968, Impulse) [06-12] - jazz
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse (1970, Blue Note -8CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Motorhead: No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith ()
  • Bheki Mseleku: Beyond the Stars (2003, Tapestry Works) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Mujician: 10 10 10 (2010, Cuneiform) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • The Mumps: Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You've Got Mumps ()
  • Musica Elettronica Viva: Spacecraft (Our Swimmer) - jazz
  • My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (1991, Domino)
  • My Bloody Valentine: 1988-91 & Rare Tracks ()
  • Fred Neil: 38 MacDougal (1965, Light in the Attic)
  • Carl Magnus Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet: Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 (1976, Jazzaggression) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • The New Jazz Orchestra: Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe (1969, Decca) [09-00] - jazz [***]
  • New Life: Visions of the Third Eye (1979, Early Future) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Volume 2 (2007, Stony Plain) [03-26] - blues [**]
  • The New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64, Ezz-Thetics) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • The New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Newman: Joe Newman at the Atlantic (1977, Phontastic) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh: Disco Se Aagay (1984, Discostan) [01-22] - Urdu disco [**]
  • Nirvana: Nevermind [30th Anniversary Edition] (Polydor)
  • Nirvana UK: Soglife: The Vinyl Boxset ()
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live at the Knitting Factory (1993, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (1994, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • Leo Nocentelli: Another Side (Light in the Attic) [11-19] [*]
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Gullfoss (Little Mystery) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Norgren: Horrifying Deatheating Bloodspider (Superpuma)
  • ERR: stream no grade: The Notwist: The Notwist [30th Anniversary Edition]
  • The Notwist: The Notwist [30th Anniversary Edition] (Subway) [01-28] - krautrock*
  • Laura Nyro: American Dreamer ()
  • Ojoyo: Plays Safrojazz (1996, Sunnyside) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Itaru Oki Quartet: Live at Jazz Spot Combo 1975 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Architecture & Morality: The Singles (Virgin)
  • Orchestre Anassouna-Jazz De Parakou-Nord Dahomey: Bakassine Gabou (Acid Jazz/Albarika Store) -
  • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey (Superfly)
  • Oregon: 1974 (Moosicus) - jazz
  • Mike Osborne & Friends: Live at the Peanuts Club (1975-76, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-04-14] - jazz [***]
  • George Otsuka Quintet: Loving You George (Wewantsounds) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Buck Owens and His Buckaroos: I Wouldn't Live in New York City (Omnivore) - country
  • Charlie Parker: The Charlie Parker Collection 1941-54 (Acrobat) [05-11] - jazz
  • Charlie Parker: Bird in LA (1945-52, Verve) [07-20] - jazz
  • PAZ/The Singing Bowls of Tibet/Allan Holdsworth: Live in London '81: The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol. 2 (1981, Jazz in Britain, EP -20) [2020-03-22] - jazz [B]
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta (1980, Widow's Taste) - jazz
  • Perfume Genius: Immediately Remixes (Matador) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Lee Scratch Perry: The Specialist: The Pama Years (Pama) [09-02] - reggae [***]
  • Lee Scratch Perry & Friends: Black Art From the Black Ark (Pressure Sounds) - reggae
  • Oscar Peterson: A Time for Love: The Oscar Peterson Quartet Live in Helsinki, 1987 (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Shep Pettibone: Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: Shep Pettibone: The Classic 12" Master-Mixes ()
  • Pink Floyd: Live at Knebworth 1990 (Pink Floyd) [04-30] - prog rock [***]
  • The Plastic People of the Universe: Egon Bondy's Happy Heart Club Banned (1978, Guerilla) - experimental rock
  • Plastic People of the Universe: Magicke Noci 1997 (Guerilla) - rock [***]
  • The Poets of Rhythm: Discern/Define (Daptone)
  • Pop-O-Pies: The White EP (415/Liberation Hall)
  • Gregory Porter: Still Rising (Blue Note) [11-05] - jazz
  • Russell Porter: A Stone's Throw (Tompkins Square)
  • Bud Powell: 1962 Copenhagen (SteepleChase) [08-15] - jazz
  • Tom Prehn: Centrifuga & Sohlverv (1964, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Tom Prehn Kvartet: Centrifuga (1964, Centrifuga) [07-07] - jazz [***]
  • Elvis Presley: Elvis: Back in Nashville (1970-71, RCA/Legacy -4CD) [11-12] - country [B-]
  • Pretenders: Pretenders/Pretenders II (Rhino)
  • Prezens: XForm (2007, Screwgun -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Primal Scream: Demodelica (CMG)
  • Prince: Welcome 2 America (2010, NPG/Legacy) [07-30] - r&b [*]
  • Professor Longhair: The Bach of Rock (Sunset Blvd -20) - r&b
  • Joe Pug: The Diving Sun (self-released) [03-21]
  • Pure Hell: Noise Addiction (2006, Cherry Red -16) - metal
  • Pylon: Chomp (New West)
  • QOW Trio: QOW Trio (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978, Strut -2CD) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Radical Dads: Mega Rarities (self-released)
  • Radiohead: KID A MNESIA (XL)
  • Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band: Egypt Strut (Strut) [06-12] - jazz
  • The Real Thing: The Anthology 1972-1997 (Cherry Red)
  • Dan Reeder: Every Which Way [Deluxe] (Oh Boy) [02-26]
  • Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist (2005, Origin) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Reim Sextet: Mona Lisa (1973, Jazzaggression) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • REM: New Adventures in Hi-Fi [25th Anniversary Edition] (Warner)
  • Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet: Blue Beginnings (1964, Jazz in Britain) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Replacements: Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino)
  • Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index (1976, Far Out) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (1989-93, Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979, NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Undulation [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 5] (1981, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Freddy Roland Y Su Orquesta: Con Su Muneca Pecosa (Vampisoul)
  • The Rolling Stones: Fully Finished Studio Outtakes () - rock
  • The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You [Deluxe Edition] () - rock
  • Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Roots: Roots (1975, Frederiksberg) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! [Deluxe Edition] (1995, Geffen/UMe) [03-12] - hip-hop
  • The Rootsman: Essentials 1996-1998 (Akuphone) - dub
  • Roswell Rudd & Duck Baker: Live (2002-04, Dot Time) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Patrice Rushen: Straight From the Heart [2021 Reissue] (Strut)
  • Gene Russell: Talk to My Lady () - jazz
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember: Live Vol 2: 1970 (1970, Jazz in Britain) [03-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Harvie S Trio: Going for It (1985, Savant) [07-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • Schlippenbach & Johansson: Onkel Pos Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 (SAJ) [01-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Bunny Scott: To Love Somebody (1975, Freestile) [02-12] - reggae [*]
  • Screamers: Demo Hollywood 1977 (Super Viaduct) [05-14] - punk [**]
  • Scritti Politti: Cupid & Psyche '85 ()
  • Seefeel: Rupt and Flux (1994-1996) ()
  • The Selecter: Too Much Pressure [Deluxe Edition] (1979-80, Chrysalis -3CD) [04-23] - new wave
  • Bola Sete: Samba in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1968 (Tompkins Square -3CD) [12-03] - Brazilian jazz [A-]
  • Sex Pistols: 76-77 ()
  • Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Live Down Under (2002, Omnivore) [08-15] - country [**]
  • Archie Shepp: Blase and Yasmina Revisited (1969, Ezz-thetics) [09-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Archie Shepp: Live in Paris 1974 (Transversales Disques) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Shintaro Quintet: Evolution (1984, BBE) [01-22] - jazz [**]
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (Brownswood) [10-29] - African [**]
  • Horace Silver Quintet: 6 Pieces of Silver (1956, Blue Note) [11-09] - jazz
  • Nina Simone: The Montreux Years (1968-90, BMG) [05-28] - jazz
  • Frank Sinatra: Sing and Dance With Frank Sinatra (Impex -20) - jazz
  • Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (Light in the Attic) [02-05] - rock [**]
  • Nancy Sinatra: Boots (1966, Light in the Attic) [09-17] - rock
  • The Sisters of Mercy: BBC Sessions 1982-1984 (Warner Music UK)
  • Steve Slagle: Nascentia (Panorama) [02-25] - jazz
  • Sly & the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin On ()
  • Small Faces: Live 1966 ()
  • Linda Smith: Till Another Time: 1988-1996 ()
  • Jim Snidero: Strings (2001, Savant) [09-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Snoop Dogg: Snoop Dogg Presents Algorithm (Def Jam) [11-19] - hip-hop
  • Southside Johnny: Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits Remastered (2008, Pacific) - jazz
  • Special Interest: Trust No Wave: The 2016 Demos (2016, Disciples -EP) [05-14] - noise rock
  • Joseph Spence: Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing (1965, Smithsonian/Folkways) [07-16] - Bahamas [A-]
  • Spitboy: Body of Work (1990-1995) (Don Giovanni) [06-25] - punk [*]
  • Splinters: Inclusivity (1972, Jazz in Britain -3CD) [09-03] - jazz [***]
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm & Blues -2CD) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • SPP: L'Albero Delle Meduse (2009, The Museum of Viral Memory) - jazz
  • Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band: The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts (Legacy) [11-19] - rock
  • Squarepusher: Feed Me Weird Things (Warp)
  • Star Lovers: Boafo Ne Nyame (1987, Hot Casa) [01-29] - African [***]
  • Stephen: Radar of Small Dogs (Yellow Electric)
  • Stereo Total: Chanson Hysterique 1995-2005 ()
  • Stereolab: Electrically Possessed: Switched On, Vol 4 ()
  • Joe Strummer: Assembly (1986-2002, Dark Horse) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (Modern Harmonic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978, Strut) - jazz
  • Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World [20th Anniversary Edition] (BMG)
  • Eddie Suzuki New Hawaii: High Tide (1973, Aloha Got Soul) [06-25] - Hawaii
  • The Sweet Inspirations: Let It Be Me: The Atlantic Recordings ()
  • Synergetic Voice Orchestra: Mios (1989, Metron)
  • T2: It'll All Work Out in Boomland ()
  • Mototeru Takagi/Susumu Kongo/Nao Takeuchi/Shola Koyama: Live at Little John, Yokohama 1999 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Phuong Tam: Magical Nights: Saigon Surf, Twist & Soul (1964-1966) (Sublime Frequencies -20) [2020-10-26] - Vietnamese
  • Tangled Shoelaces: Turn My Dial: M Squared Recordings and More 1981-84 ()
  • Sebastiao Tapajos/Pedro Dos Santos: Vol 1 (Vampisoul)
  • Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Live at Century City Playhouse 9/9/79 (Nimbus West -20) [2020-12-00] - jazz
  • Horace Tapscott: The Call (Nimbus West) - jazz
  • Harry Taussig: Fate Is Only Twice (Tompkins Square)
  • Cecil Taylor Ensemble: Gottingen (1990, Fundacja Sluchaj -2CD) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor Quintet: Lifting the Bandstand (1998, Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Music From Two Continents: Live at Jazz Jamboree '84 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-30] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Corona (1996, Corbett vs Dempsey) [08-00] - jazz
  • Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (1965-68, Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Taylor Quartet: Mandala (1965, Jazz in Britain) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • Telex: This Is Telex (Mute)
  • The Thing [Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love]: She Knows . . . (2001, Ezz-Thetics) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • Third Ear Band: Alchemy: The Albums 1969-72 (Esoteric)
  • Pat Thomas: The Locals Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006, Discus Music) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Barbara Thompson: Live at the BBC () - jazz
  • Chester Thompson: Powerhouse (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: The Found '77 Masters ()
  • Mary Timony: Mountains [20th Anniversary Expanded Edition] ()
  • Steve Tintweiss and the Purple Why: Markstown (1968, Inky Dot Media) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Total Music Association: Walpurgisnacht (1971, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou: Rep Pop Du Benin Unite Africaine (Acid Jazz) - African
  • Randy Travis: Storms of Life [35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Warner Nashville) [09-09] - country
  • Lennie Tristano: Personal Recordings [Box Set] () - jazz
  • Shem Tupe/Justo Osala/Enos Okola: Guitar Music of Western Kenya: 45s From the Archive of Shem Tupe (Mississippi) [03-15] - African [***]
  • Turin Brakes: The Optimist [20th Anniversary Edition] (Two Piers)
  • Tina Turner: Foreign Affair [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino)
  • McCoy Tyner: Expansions (1968, Blue Note) [08-06] - jazz
  • Blue Gene Tyranny: Degrees of Freedom Found (Unseen Worlds -6CD) [06-11]
  • U2: Achtung Baby [30th Anniversary Edition] ()
  • Vacation: Vacation (Don Giovanni)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator: The Charisma Years Box (Virgin)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Epic Ten (Ba Da Bing!)
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - jazz
  • Tata Vasquez & His Orchestra: Ecstasy (Jazzroom) - jazz
  • Jimmie Vaughan: The Pleasure's All Mine (The Last Music Co -20) - blues
  • Jimmie Vaughan: The Jimmie Vaughan Story [Deluxe Edition] () - blues
  • Sarah Vaughan: Live at the Berlin Philharmonie 1969 (The Lost Recordings) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Enno Velthuys: A Glimpse of Light (Dead Mind) [04-07]
  • Vernacular: The Little Bird (2003, Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Listen Here (1982, Skyline) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Butch Warren & Freddie Redd: Baltimore Jazz Loft (2013, Bleebop) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Muddy Waters: The Montreux Years (BMG) [08-27] - blues
  • Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994, ECM) - jazz [***]
  • Weeknd: The Highights (XO) [01-25] - r&b
  • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote (1969, Decca) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • The Who: The Who Sell Out [Super Deluxe Edition] ()
  • Barney Wilen Quartet and Tete Montoliu: Barney and Tete (1988, Elemental -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie: Montreal Duets (1993, Elemental) [02-12] - jazz
  • Barney Wilen: La Note Bleue (1987, Elemental) [06-21] - jazz [***]
  • Deniece Williams: Free: The Columbia/ARC Recordings 1976-1988 () - soul
  • Mars Williams: Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol 5 (Astral Spirits) [12-03] - jazz [**]
  • Leslie Winer: When I Hit You - You'll Feel It (Light in the Attic) [07-30] - post-punk
  • Kathrine Winfield Big Band: Orca () - jazz
  • The Wormholes: You Never See the Stars When It Rains 1994-99 ()
  • Leo Wright: Blues Shout + Suddenly the Blules (Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Lester Young Quartet: Collates (1949-51, Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • La Monte Young/The Forever Bad Blues Band: Just Stompin' (Just Dreams)
  • Neil Young: Carnegie Hall 1970 (Reprise) [10-01] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Way Down in the Rust Bucket (1990, Reprise -2CD) [02-26] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Young Shakespeare (1971, Reprise) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • Yumbo: The Fruit of Errata ()
  • Frank Zappa: Zappa '88: The Last US Show (Zappa) [06-18] - rock
  • @0 () - electronic
  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Island) [05-21] - pop [A-]
  • Alan Lomax's American Patchwork (1978-83, Mississippi) [04-12] - folk [***]
  • Alligator Records: 50 Years of Genuine Houserocking Music (Alligator -3CD) [04-03] - blues
  • Almost Famous [Music From the Motion Picture/20th Anniversary Edition] () - soundtrack
  • Amapiano Now (NTS) [07-22] - African house [***]
  • Amethyst: New Sounds From Moon Glyph Records (Moon Glyph) [08-27]
  • Anastenaria: Tracian Firewalking Ritual Music (Canary) [10-18] -
  • Belong to the Wind (Forager) [03-20] - folk
  • Beyond the Pale Horizon: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1972 ()
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (1966, RSD) [06-12] - blues
  • Choctaw Ridge: New Fables of the American South 1968-1973 (Ace) [06-15] - country
  • Club Coco (Bongo Joe) [05-28] - world
  • Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America: A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute (Ginsberg) [02-05] - spoken word [**]
  • Bills & Aches & Blues: 40 Years of 4AD (4AD)
  • Blue Muse (Music Maker Foundation -19) [2019-02-01] - blues [***]
  • Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol 2 (Oh Boy) [10-08] - folk [A-]
  • Buganda Royal Music Revival (Nyege Nyege)
  • Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa) [09-03] - African [***]
  • Can I Be a Witness: Stax Southern Groove ()
  • Changui: The Sound of Guantanamo (Petaluma -3CD) - Cuban
  • The Craig Charles Trunk of Funk Volume 2 (Soul Bank Music)
  • Club Coco (Bongo Joe)
  • The Craig CharlesTrunk of Funk Vol 2 (Soul Bank Music)
  • Cold Wave #1 (2017-20, Soul Jazz) [06-04] - electronic [**]
  • Cold Wave #2 (2015-20, Soul Jazz) [06-25] - electronic [A-]
  • College Music Records Presents Back on Track (College Music)
  • Color De Tropico Vol 2 (El Palmas Music)
  • Country Funk Volume III: 1975-1982 (Light in the Attic) - country
  • Cross the Bridge: Polish-American Dances & Songs, Feb 1926-March 1931 (Canary)
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1) (Soul Jazz -2CD) [01-22] - Cuban jazz [***]
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2) (Soul Jazz) - Cuban jazz [***]
  • Curses Present Next Wave Acid Punx (Eskimo)
  • The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live! ()
  • Dark Nights [Death Metal Soundtrack] () [06-18] - death metal
  • Deewee: Deewee Foundations (Because Music)
  • Delfonic & Kapote Illegal Jazz Vol 4 & 5 (Toy Tonics) - jazz
  • Directions in Music: 1969 to 1973: Miles Davis, His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of Jazz (BGP) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • DJ Cam & Frederic Beneix Present Wine4Melomanes (BBE)
  • Do You Have the Force? Jon Savage's Alternate History of Electronica 1978-1982 (Caroline True)
  • Doomed & Stoned in Scotland (Doomed & Stoned) [03-23] - metal
  • Duke Reid International Disco Series (Doctor Bird) [04-00] - reggae
  • Edo Funk Explosion Vol 1 (1980-85, Analog Africa) [03-03] - African [**]
  • Erased Tapes 20 - 0 (Erased Tapes)
  • Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House (Analog Africa) [12-03] - African [A-]
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World's Music (Dust to Digital -20) [2020-12-13] - world
  • Fire in Little Africa (Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • For the Good Times: The Songs of Kris Kristofferson (Ace -20) [2020-12-19]
  • Full Beam! For Gees Only Vol 3 (Red Laser)
  • Get on Board the Soul Train ()
  • Good Good Feeling! More Motown Girls ()
  • Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection From the Arab World, Part 2 (Habibi Funk) [08-06] - Arabic
  • Hard Five: A Five Year Duro Retrospective (Duro)
  • He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate the Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly) [03-29] - metal [B]
  • Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal (Royal Potato Family) [11-12]
  • Hoga Nord 100: The Effect Will Last Forever (Hoga Nord)
  • I Can't Complain but Sometimes I Still Do (Regelbau -EP) [01-00] - electronic
  • I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve) [09-23] - rock [***]
  • Impulse Records: Music, Message & the Moment (Impulse) - jazz
  • In the Echo: Field Recordings From Earlsfort Terrace (Ergodos) [09-30]
  • Indaba Is (Brownswood) [01-29] - African [*]
  • It's a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (Craft -4CD) [10-08] - Latin [**]
  • J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan: Volume 3 (1970-85, BBE -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jazz Is Dead Remixes JID010 (Jazz Is Dead) - jazz
  • Jon Savage's 1972-1976: All Our Times Have Come (Ace) [02-20]
  • Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972) (Decca -2CD) [07-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album () [02-12] - hip-hop
  • Joseph Kabasele and the Creation of Surboum African Jazz (Planet Ilunga)
  • Kimbrough (Newvelle) [07-16] - jazz [A-]
  • La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990 (Bongo Joe) [03-05] - electronic [*]
  • Late Night Tales Presents Version Excursion Selected by Don Letts (Late Night Tales)
  • Late Night Tales: Jordan Rakei (Late Night Tales)
  • Don Letts Presents: Late Night Tales: Version Excursion ()
  • Lowrider Soul Vol 2 (Kent)
  • May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson (Light in the Attic)
  • The Metallica Blacklist ()
  • Modern Love (BBE) [05-28] - David Bowie tribute [**]
  • Mathias Modica Presents the Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox)
  • Musik Music Musique 2.0: The Rise of Synth Pop 1981 ()
  • Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992 (Naya Beat) [06-25] - world
  • Now That's What I Call Music: Outlaw Country (NOW) [01-29] - country [***]
  • Outlines (ANMA & Cognitiva)
  • Party for Joey: A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato ()
  • Passage: Guided Meditations From Okayplayer (Okayplayer)
  • People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Songbook (Kent) [09-18]
  • Pirate's Choice 2 ()
  • Pop Psychedelique: The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019 (Two-Piers)
  • Power of Soul: The Music of CTI (Komos Jazz) [08-20] - jazz
  • The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four (Gill Music)
  • Profundo Nero (Dekmantel)
  • Psychedelic Soul: Produced by Norman Whitfield (Kent) [07-17] - r&b
  • Rare.wavs (Vol 1) (Foreign Family) [05-25] - electronic [**]
  • Relief: A Benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians' Emergency Fund (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Rip It Up: The Best of Specialty Records (Craft)
  • Ritmo Fantasia: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie & House (1982-1992) (Soundway) [12-10] - [**]
  • Rockets of Love! Power Pop Gems From the 70s, 80s & 90s (Big Beat) [05-18]
  • The Rough Guide to Avant-Garde Japan (World Music Network) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to the Roots of Jazz (1918-30, World Music Network) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Sabor Surf: Compiled by El Palmas & El Dragon Criollo (El Palmas Music) [11-05] - Venezuelan surf
  • Sacred Soul of North Carolina (Bible & Tire) [10-15] - gospel [A-]
  • Separate Paths Together: An Anthology of British Male Singer-Songwriters 1965-75 (Grapefruit)
  • Shake the Foundations: Militant Funk and the Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 (Cherry Red)
  • Singles, Winter 20/21 (Dream Catalog)
  • Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (Smithsonian -9CD) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988 (Light in the Attic)
  • Soul Power '68 ()
  • The Sound of Limo (Limousine Dream) - electronic
  • The Sound of Philadelphia International Records: Volumes 1 and 2 (United Souls/Legacy)
  • Sounds of Pamoja (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [09-17] - Afrofuturism
  • Spiritual Jazz 13 NOW! (Jazzman) - jazz
  • Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989 (Cherry Red)
  • Sum 10 (Second State Audio)
  • Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts From the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-1968 ()
  • This Love Was Real: LA Vocal Groups 1959-1964 (Ace)
  • Too Slow to Disco Presents Yacht Soul: The Cover Versions (How Do You Are?)
  • Tresor 30 (Tresor) [10-01] - techno
  • The Trojan Story (1961-71, Trojan, 3CD) [06-18] - reggae [**]
  • Turn Me Loose White Man (1900-60, Constant Sorrow, 30CD) - Americana [A]
  • Utopic Cities: Progressive Jazz in Belgium 1968-1979 (Sbdan) [06-11] - jazz
  • The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes (1954-70, Polydor -2CD) [10-14] - avant-rock [***]
  • Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations in the House & Techno Age 1993-1997 (Music From Memory) - ambient
  • Wallahi Le Zein! (Mississippi) [06-18] - Mauritanian [***]
  • Wamono A to Z Vol III: Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988] (Wamono A to Z)
  • We Jazz Records 7 Singles Box Vol 3 (We Jazz) - jazz
  • What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed (Ace) - rock [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 3417
  • Priority 2: 165
  • Priority 3: 1
  • Priority 4: 1182
  • Priority 5: 287

Total: 5052