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

  • 22Gz: The Blixky Tape 2 (Atlantic) [03-18] - hip-hop
  • 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (4PF/CMG) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • 454: 4 Real () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • 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 [***]
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams/Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (Drag City) [06-11] - jazz [***]
  • Absolute: Wonderland ()
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • Ad Nauseam: Imperative Imperceptible Impulse () [02-12] - avant-garde metal
  • Adjective Animal: America's Got Talons ()
  • Adult Mom: Driver (Epitaph) [03-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam) [04-23] - Pakistan [*]
  • Ahmed: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (Astral Spirits) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Air Craft: Divergent Path (Craftedair/Blujazz) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • Fatima Al Qadiri: Medieval Femme (Hyperdub) [05-14] - ambient
  • Lauren Alaina: Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (Mercury Nashville) [09-03] - country [B-U]
  • Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol 2 (Alfi) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing (Saponegro) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Susanna Aleksandra: The Siren (Eclipse Music)
  • Gary Allan: Ruthless (EMI Nashville) [06-25] - country [*]
  • Lina Allemano Four: Vegetables (Lumo) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Harry Allen/Mike Karn: Milo's Illinois (GAC) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • JD Allen: Queen City (Savant) [07-09] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Allen: There Is No End (Blue Note) [05-07] - jazz/rap [**]
  • Alpha Wann: Don Dada Mixtape Vol 1 (Don Dada -20) [2020-12-18] - trap rap
  • Altin Gun: Yol (ATO) [02-26] - synthpop [**]
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (Unit) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) - vocal jazz
  • American Aquarium: Slappers, Bangers, and Certified Twangers () - country
  • Mikal Amin, Sir Tumes, Lond Division, & Professor Brian Oblivion: Moses Herman Jacobs () - hip-hop
  • Amor: Amor/Lemur (Night School) [01-22] - alt dance
  • The Anchoress: The Art of Losing (Kscope) [03-12] - art rock [***]
  • Thomas Anderson: Ladies and Germs (Out There) [08-31] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Rebecca Angel: Love Life Choices (Timeless Grooves) [06-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Miguel Angelo Quarteto: Danca Dos Desastrados (self-released) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Thomas Ankersmit: Perceptual Geography (Shelter Press) [04-30] - electroacoustic
  • Another Michael: New Music and Big Pop (Run for Cover)
  • The Antlers: Green to Gold (Anti-) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Apathy: Where the River Meets the Sea () - hip-hop
  • Tamar Aphek: All Bets Are Off (Kill Rock Stars) [01-29] - rock [**]
  • Arab Strap: As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) [03-05] - slowcore [**]
  • Arabrot: Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic) [04-09] - noise rock
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist (Epitaph)
  • Armand Hammer & the Alchemist: Haram (Backwoodz Studioz) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Armed: Ultrapop (Sargent House) [04-16] - noise rock [B]
  • Maria Arnal I Marcel Bages: Clamor ()
  • Art d'Ecco: In Standard Definition ()
  • Ashnikko: Demidevil (Parlophone -EP) [01-15] - pop [**]
  • Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham: Sankofa Season (Kitto)
  • Assertion: Intermission ()
  • Atmosphere: Word? (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [10-08] - hip-hop [*]
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Avon Terror Corps x Exist Festival: Resist to Exist (Avon Terror Corps) [06-04]
  • Awon & Phoniks: Nothing Less () - hip-hop
  • Ben Aylon: Xalam (World Music Network) [05-28] - African
  • Iggy Azalea: The End of an Era (Bad Dreams/Empire) [08-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Baby Queen: The Yearbook (Polydor) [09-03] - pop [***]
  • Bachelor: Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl/Lucky Number) [05-28] - alt/indie
  • Backxwash: I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dress (Ugly Hag) [06-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Badsista: Hits De Verao (Summer Hits) Vol 2 (self-released) [02-05]
  • Dmitry Baevsky: Soundtrack (Fresh Sound New Talent) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • BaianaSystem: OXEAXEEXU (Maquina De Louco) [04-23] - Brazil [***]
  • Julien Baker: Little Oblivions (Matador) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Baker's Brew: New Works (Psychosomatic, 2CD) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Rossano Baldini: Humanbeing (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (SteepleChase LookOut) [01-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Balthazar: Sand (Play It Again Sam) [02-26] - sophisti-pop
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable () - hip-hop
  • Rahsaan Barber: Mosaic (Jazz Music City, 2CD) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Barlow: Horseshoe Lounge () - country
  • Lou Barlow: Reason to Live ()
  • Mandy Barnett: Every Star Above (BMG) [05-07] - standards [B]
  • Nik Bartsch: Entendre (ECM) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Basic Rhythm: Electronic Labyrinth (Planet Mu) [05-14] - electronic
  • Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (Woven Strands) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Batiste: We Are (Verve) [03-19] - r&b [**]
  • The Baylor Project: Generations (self-released) [06-18]
  • Nathan Bell: Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here) (Need to Know) [09-11] - Americana [U]
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • Beneficence & Confidence: Stellar Mind () - hip-hop
  • Benny Sings: Music (Stones Throw)
  • Benny the Butcher: 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 [*]
  • Natalie Bergman: Mercy (Third Man) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • 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 () [05-14] - psychedelic rock
  • BFB Da Packman: Fat Niggas Need Love Too (The Lunch Crew) [06-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Eric Bibb: Dear America (Provogue) [10-10] - blues [**]
  • Bicep: Isles (Ninja Tune) [01-22] - electronic [**]
  • Justin Bieber: Justice (Def Jam) [03-19]
  • Big O & P-Rawb: The Complexity () - hip-hop
  • Big Sticks & Nite Tyme: The Vibe Out () - hip-hop
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • Nat Birchall: Ancient Africa (Ancient Archive of Sound) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Black Coffee: Subconsciously (Ultra)
  • Black Country, New Road: For the First Time (Ninja Tune) [02-05] - experimental rock
  • Black Dresses: Forever in Your Heart () [02-14] - electro-industrial
  • The Black Keys: Delta Kream (Nonesuch) [05-14] - blues rock
  • Black Midi: Cavalcade (Rough Trade) [05-28] - math rock [B]
  • Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia () - country
  • Namir Blade: Namir Blade Presents Aphelion's Traveling Circus (Mello Music Group -20) [2020-09-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blak Madeen: Let the Good Get Even () - hip-hop
  • Dan Blake: Da Fe (Sunnyside) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Carsie Blanton: Love & Rage (So Ferocious) [04-30] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Blaqbonez: Sex Over Love ()
  • Bleachers: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (RCA) [07-30] - alt/indie [*]
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) - jazz
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose of Lifta (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Priscilla Block: Priscilla Block (Mercury Nashville -EP)
  • Bloody Head: The Temple Pillars Dissolve Into the Clouds (Hominid Sounds) [05-03] - noise rock
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal 2 (Rough Trade) [06-11] - art pop
  • Eric Bobo & Stu Bangas: Empires () - hip-hop
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See ()
  • Body Meta: The Work Is Slow (Hausu Mountain) [05-28] - ambient fusion [A-]
  • Dr Mike Bogle: Let There Be Light (MBP/Groove) [07-01] - jazz [B]
  • Bomba Estereo: Deja (Sony Music Latin) [09-10] - Latin [**]
  • David Borden: Heaven-Kept Soul (Cuneiform) [03-19] - electronic
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Bowerbirds: Becalmyounglovers ()
  • Darrin Bradbury: Artertisement ()
  • Pony Bradshaw: Calico Jim ()
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die Live (International Anthem) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Brand of Sacrifice: Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New Braxton House -13CD) [06-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Breeze Brewin & Juggaknots: Hindsight () - hip-hop
  • Olie Brice/Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake With Danger (Vol One) (577) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Brijean: Feelings (Ghostly International) [02-26] - nu-disco
  • 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 [*]
  • Brockhampton: Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (Question Everything/RCA) [04-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali: Season of the Seven () - hip-hop
  • Echo Brown: Struggles (The North Quarter -EP)
  • Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid () - hip-hop
  • Sarah Buechi Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune) [08-27] - grime [*]
  • Burial: Chemz/Dolphin (Hyperdub -EP) [05-21] - electronic [*]
  • Greg Burk/Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (Tonos -20) [2020-02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Burk: Simple Joys (Tonos) [06-28] - jazz [*]
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (the Songs) (Imperial Distribution) [06-10] - synthpop
  • Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (Single Lock) [06-25] - blues [**]
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Angels Over Oakanda (Avantgroidd) - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz -EP) [06-04] - jazz-funk [B]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Dekadrone (Mute) [04-09] - post-industrial [*]
  • George Cables: Too Close for Comfort (HighNote) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Cadence Weapon: Parallel World (eOne)
  • Matt Caflisch: Runaway (Fat Oak -20) [2020-05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Caleborate: Light Hit My Skin (Caleborate) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • Calibre: Feeling Normal (Signature)
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) - metal
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Ilyas Ahmed: You Can See Your Own Way Out ()
  • Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Enzo Carniel/Filippo Vignato Silent Room: Aria (Menace) - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope -20) [2020-12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Ca$ablanca & Cap Chino: Korea-Town () - hip-hop
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold () - country
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage (AWAL) [02-25] - art rock [B]
  • Cee Knowledge: The Calidelphian () - hip-hop
  • Celeste: Not Your Muse ()
  • CFCF: Memoryland (BGM Solutions) [04-09] - electronic
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby (Ba Da Bing!) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Chai: Wink (Sub Pop) [05-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jorja Chalmers: Midnight Train (Italians Do It Better) [05-28] - synthpop
  • 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 [*]
  • Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (none) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Casey Chesnutt: Down Mexico Way EP ()
  • Christina Chatfield: Sutro (Mysteries of the Deep)
  • The Chills: Scatterbrain (Fire) [05-14] - alt/indie [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Civic: Future Forecast (Flightless)
  • Clairo: Sling (Fader/Republic) [07-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Claud: Super Monster (Saddest Factory) [02-12]
  • Claudia Quintet: Evidence-based (Flexatonic) [09-03] - jazz
  • Clever Girls: Constellations () [03-26]
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren)
  • Cloud Nothings: The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) [02-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Codenine: LVNDR () - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • 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) [10-29] - jazz [U]
  • Colleen: The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) [05-21] - ambient pop
  • Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (Dropzonejazz) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (Summit) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Contour: Love Suite (Good Question -EP) [03-13] - r&b [*]
  • Conway the Machine: La Maquina (Griselda/Drumwork/Empire) [04-16] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine & Big Ghost Ltd: If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed () - hip-hop
  • The Cookers: Look Out! (Gearbox) [09-24] - jazz
  • Alice Cooper: Detroit Stories ()
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Coral: Coral Island () [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound (Palilalia) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Simao Costa: Beat With Out Byte (Cipsela) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - jazz
  • 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 [U]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (Outside In Music) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Cowley: Hall of Mirrors (Mote) [03-05] - jazz
  • Marlon Craft: How We Intended () - hip-hop
  • Crimeapple: YDFWC? () - hip-hop
  • Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prevost/Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO (Matchless) - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Rodney Crowell: Triage (RC1) [07-23] - country [***]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits) [02-05] - jazz
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Super What? (Silver Age -EP) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lucy Dacus: Home Video (Matador) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Dam Funk: Architecture III (Glydezone) [04-23]
  • Damata: What's Damata (Dugnad) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Bail Shag EP (self-released -EP) [01-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Dark Time Sunshine: Lore () - hip-hop
  • Dave: We're All Alone in This Together (Neighbourhood) [07-23] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • 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 () - jazz
  • Lucky Daye: Table for Two ()
  • DDG: Die 4 Respect (Epic)
  • Erika De Casier: Sensational (4AD) [05-21] - alt r&b
  • Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Graham Dechter: Major Influence (Capri) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Manni Dee: A Low Level Love (Perc Trax) [06-18] - techno
  • Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor/Interscope) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Delgres: 4:00 AM (PIAS) [04-09]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 ()
  • Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Randal Despommier: Dio C'e (Outside In Music) [02-06] - jazz [B]
  • Devin the Dude: Soulful Distance () - hip-hop
  • Dialect: Under-Between (RVNG Intl) [03-19] - electroacoustic
  • Whit Dickey/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership (Tao Forms) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Ani DiFranco: Revolutionary Love (Righteous Babe) [01-29] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Digga D: Made in the Pyrex (02-25) [CGM]
  • DijahSB: Head Above the Waters (AWAL)
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Dinosaur Jr: Sweet It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) [02-23]
  • Silas J Dirge: The Poor Devil () - country
  • 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 Earl: Bass + Funk & Soul (Moveltraxx -20) [2020-12-04] - electronic
  • DJ Khaled: Khaled Khaled (We the Best/Roc Nation/Epic) [04-30] - hip-hop
  • DJ Muggs & Rome Streetz: Death & the Magician () - hip-hop
  • Django Django: Glowing in the Dark (Because Music) [02-12] - indie pop
  • DMX: Exodus (Def Jam) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • DMX Krew: Loose Gears (Hypercolour) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (self-released) [09-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dodie: Build a Problem (Doddieoddie) [05-07] - alt-pop
  • 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 [*]
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (-EP) [05-07]
  • Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-29] - Africa [***]
  • Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic ()
  • Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You (Whirlwind) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ed Dowie: The Obvious I (Needle Mythology) [03-26]
  • William Doyle: Great Spans of Muddy Time (Tough Love) [03-19] - art pop
  • Drakeo the Ruler: The Truth Hurts () - hip-hop
  • Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD) [04-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Scott DuBois: Summer Water (Sunnyside) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Duke Deuce: Duke Nukem ()
  • Emily Duff: Razor Blade Smile (Mr Mudshow Music) [07-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Rebecca Dumaine and the Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (Summit) [03-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland () - country
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (West Hill) [02-12] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: Unity (577) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: JT (New West) [01-04] - country [A-]
  • 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 ()
  • 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 [**]
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Eilien: Digital Lovers (Genot Centre) [05-09]
  • Billie Eilish: Happer Than Ever (Interscope) [07-30] - pop [A-]
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Eleventh Dream Day: Since Grazed ()
  • Elhae: Aura III ()
  • Elkka: Euphoric Melodies (Technicolour -EP) [05-21] - house [**]
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: The Other Shore (Outnote) [09-10] - 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]
  • Erin Enderlin: Barroom Mirrors EP (Black Crow Productions -EP) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Ensemble O/Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Sub Rosa) [02-12] - minimalism [***]
  • Enumclaw: Jimbo Demo (-EP)
  • Noga Erez: Kids (City Slang) [03-26] - electropop [***]
  • Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (Sounderscore) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Esoctrilihum: Dy'th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath ()
  • Evanescence: The Bitter Truth ()
  • Falkner Evans: Invisible Words (CAP) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Evidence: Unlearning Vol 1 ()
  • Facta: Blush (Wisdom Teeth) [04-02] - ambient house
  • Joe Fahey: February on Ice (Rough Fish) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Fail Better!: The Fall (JACC) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Marianne Faithfull With Warren Ellis: She Walks in Beauty (BMG) [04-30] - spoken word [**]
  • Fake Fruit: Fake Fruit (Rocks in Your Head)
  • Familiar Action: Familiar Action () [05-06]
  • Family Plan: Family Plan (Endectomorph Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alon Farber: Hagiga: Reflecting on Freedom (Origin) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Hernani Faustino: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Lorraine Feather: My Own Particular Life (Relarion) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Thomas Fehlmann: Boser Herbst (Kompakt) [04-09] - ambient [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • RAP Ferreira: Bob's Son: RAP Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel (Ruby Yacht) [01-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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)
  • Joe Fiedler's "Open Sesame": Fuzzy and Blue (Multiphonics) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Field Works: Cedars ()
  • Alvin Fielder/David Drove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith: The Very Cup of Trembling (Astral Spirits) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Robert Finley: Sharecropper's Son (Easy Eye Sound) [05-21] - blues [***]
  • Fire!: Defeat (Rune Grammofon) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Conrad Fisher: Homemade () - country
  • Fiver: Fiver With the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition ()
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Tektite) [09-24] - jazz
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz
  • The Flatlanders: Treasure of Love (Rack 'Em) [07-09] - country [***]
  • 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)
  • Flow Trio With Joe McPhee: Winter Garden (ESP-Disk) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Focusyear Band 2021: Bosque (Neuklang) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Foo Fighters: Medicine at Midnight (RCA) [02-05] - alt/indie
  • For Those I Love: For Those I Love (September) [03-26] [***]
  • Adam Forkelid: 1st Movement (Prophone) [10-09] - 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 [**]
  • Chloe Foy: Where Shall We Begin () [06-11]
  • Joel Frahm: The Bright Side (Anzic) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note) [05-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Fred, Again: Actual Life ()
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz
  • Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler (Origin) [05-21] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • David Friesen & Bob Ravenscroft: Passage (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Frisque Concordance: Distinct Machinery (Random Acoustics -2CD) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert/Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Futari: Beyond (Libra) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Jayda G: DJ Kicks (!K7) - electronic
  • Karol G: KG0516 ()
  • Polo G: Hall of Fame (Columbia/Only Dreamers Achieve) [06-11] - hip-hop [*]
  • Gajanas: Cihkkojuvvon () [02-06]
  • Gallant: Neptune ()
  • Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: A View Through a Slot (Clean Feed) [06-18] - 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-]
  • Kenny Garrett: Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England (NYX Collective) [03-19] - post-industrial
  • Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon (Relapse) [03-26] - progressive metal
  • 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 [**]
  • Justin Gerstin: Music for the Exploration of Elusive Phenomena (Zabap Music) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Ghetts: Conflict of Interest (Warner) [02-19] - grime [*]
  • Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) [04-09] - folk [***]
  • Sean Michael Giddings: Red Willow (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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) - jazz
  • Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu)
  • The Go! Team: Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries) [07-02] - alt/indie [***]
  • Goat Girl: On All Fours (Rough Trade) [01-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • 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
  • Gojira: Fortitude (Roadrunner) - death metal
  • Ben Goldberg: Everything Happens to Me (BAG Productions) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Binker Golding/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Moon Day (Byrd Out) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade: The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade (Nomad Eel) [03-05] - jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Revelacion ()
  • Brock Gonyea: Where My Heart Is EP ()
  • The Good People: The Greater Good () - hip-hop
  • The Goon Sax: Mirror II (Matador) [07-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction (ArtistShare) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Gorry/Pete Brunelli/Peter Riccio: GoBruCcio (NHIC) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gotham [Talib Kweli & Diamond D]: Gotham () - hip-hop
  • Julia Govor: Winter Mute (Jujuka -EP) [04-30] - techno [**]
  • Gowe: Jazznight () - hip-hop
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • Devin Gray/Ralph Alessi/Angelica Sanchez: Melt All the Guns (Rataplan -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (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-]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • David Gray: Skellig () [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Tee Grizzley: Built for Whatever (300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Grofo: Grofo (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Ground: Ozunu () [05-05]
  • Guapdad 4000: 1176 (Guapdad 4000)
  • Guided by Voices: Earth Man Blues ()
  • 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 [***]
  • Junior H: $ad Boyz 4 Life ()
  • Chung Ha: Querencia ()
  • Noah Haidu/Buster Williams/Billy Hart: Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett (An Die Musik) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jared Hall: Seen on the Scene (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • Cory Hanson: Pale Horse Rider () [04-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Danny L Harle: Harlecore (Mad Decent) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Jack Harlow: That's What They All Say () - hip-hop
  • Sinead Harnett: Ready Is Always Too Late () - r&b
  • Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Entertainment) [01-04] - jazz [*]
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • John Hart: Checkmate (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • George Haslam/Joao Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (Slam -20) [2020-04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Late Spring (Gearbox)
  • Juliana Hatfield: Blood (American Laundromat)
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff (Monument -EP) [06-04] - country [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Hearth: Melt (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Hertenstein: Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell () [01-22]
  • David Helbock: The New Cool (ACT Music) [03-26] - jazz [*]
  • Hennessy Six/Colorado Springs Youth Symphony: The Road Less Traveled (Summit) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • HER: Back of My Mind (RCA) [06-18] - r&b
  • Here Lies Man: Ritual Divination () [01-22] - stoner rock
  • Vincent Herring: Preaching to the Choir (Smoke Sessions) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Heumann: At Heights We Sway, at Depths We Speak ()
  • John Hiatt With the Jerry Douglas Band: Leftover Feelings (New West) [05-21] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder) [06-25] - neo-soul [*]
  • Dylan Hicks: Accidental Birds (Soft Launch) [06-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Hildegard: Hildegard (Section1) [06-04] - UK bass
  • Richard Hill Jr Quintet: The Lost Files () [07-26] - jazz
  • Art Hirahara: Open Sky (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hiraki: Stumbling Through the Walls ()
  • Christopher Hoffman: Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head) [03-26] - jazz
  • The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy (Positive Jams) [02-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Dave Holland: Another Land (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch)
  • Homeboy Sandman: Anjelitu (Mello Music Group -EP) [08-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Joseph Howell Quartet: Live in Japan (Summit) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • HRSMN [Canibus/Kurupt/Killah Priest/Ras Kass]: The Last Ride () - hip-hop
  • Nick Hudson: Font of Human Fractures (self-released) [04-30]
  • Hus Kingpin: Portishus () - hip-hop
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - jazz
  • Chrissie Hynde: Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan (BMG) [05-21] [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - jazz
  • Iceage: Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) [05-07] - art rock [B]
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Kari Ikonen: Impressions, Improvisations and Compositions (Ozella) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • In Layers: Pliable (FMR -20) [2020-10-11] - jazz [***]
  • Inawhirl: Streugebilde (Trost) [07-26] - jazz [*]
  • Jack Ingram/Miranda Lambert/Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes (RCA Nashville) [05-07] - country [***]
  • Mikko Innanen/Stefan Pasborg/Cedric Piromalli: This Is It (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Instant Composers Pool & Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: De Hondemepper (ICP -20) [2020-04-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Ioulus: Oddkin (Rhizome) [03-05] - art pop
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Jackson: Where Have You Gone (EMI Nashville) [05-14] - country [***]
  • Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom (Fridman Gallery) [01-29] - electroacoustic [*]
  • Jake Breaks: Breaksy (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Irene Jalenti: Dawn (Antidote Sounds) [10-29] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Loraine James: Reflection (Hyperdub) [06-04] - IDM [*]
  • Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee (Dead Oceans) [06-04] - pop [***]
  • Jaubi: Nafs at Peace (Astigmatic) [05-28] - Pakistan [A-]
  • Jazz Daddies: Moontower Nights (self-released) [09-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound () - hip-hop
  • Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (Capri) - jazz [*]
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) [02-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Brent Jensen: More Sounds of a Dry Martini (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jevon: Fell in Love in Brasil (02-05)
  • Joeboy: Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic ()
  • Addison Johnson: Dark Side of the Mountain ()
  • Chuck Johnson: The Cinder Grove (VDSQ) [02-05]
  • Marc Johnson: Overpass (ECM) [08-27] - 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
  • Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) [04-23]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • Ju: III (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Sun June: Somewhere (Run for Cover) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Na Kozonga (Everloving) [04-23] - African [***]
  • Ka: A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) [08-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • KAAN: Kaizen () - hip-hop
  • Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (EEG) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (NoBusiness -20) [2020-12-25] - jazz [*]
  • Katie Jo: Pawn Shop Queen () - country
  • Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [**]
  • Khalab & M'berra Ensemble: M'berra (Real World) [04-23] - African
  • Reza Khan: Imaginary Road (Painted Music) [03-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Khrysis: The Hour of Khrysis (Jamla) [04-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Amythyst Kiah: Wary + Strange (Rounder) [06-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop rap [**]
  • Angelique Kidjo: Mother Nature (Decca) [06-18] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Killah Priest: Lord Sun Heavy Mental 1.1 () - hip-hop
  • Elizabeth King & the Gospel Souls: Living in the Last Days (Big Legal Mess) [04-02] - gospel
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: LW (Flightless) [KGLW] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Butterfly 3000 (KGLW) [06-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • Caroline Kingsbury: Heaven's Just a Flight (Fortune Tellers Music) [04-16]
  • Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales)
  • Kiwi Jr: Cooler Returns (Sub Pop) [01-22] - alt/indie [***]
  • Kizis: Tidibabide/Turn (Tin Angel) [02-12]
  • KMRU: Logue (Injazero) [05-14] - ambient
  • Daniel Knox: Won't You Take Me With You () [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Kosine: Truth Serum ()
  • Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah: To Kill a Sunrise (Kota the Friend)
  • 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 [***]
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Kuzu: The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kuzu: All Your Ghosts in One Corner (Aerophonic) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • LA Cowboy: The Big Pitch (Reconcile) [08-15] - jazz [B]
  • La Femme: Paradigmes (Disque Pointu) [04-02] - art pop [**]
  • La Novia: Le Soleil Ni Meme La Lune (La Novia) [01-01]
  • Lady Gaga: Dawn of Chromatica (Interscope) [09-03] - pop [*]
  • Julian Lage: Squint (Blue Note) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Lake Street Dive: Obviously (Nonesuch) [03-12] - pop soul
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: I Told You So (Colemine) [01-29] - soul jazz [*]
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Timo Lassy: Trio (We Jazz) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (SteepleChase) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Architecture of Storms (SoundSpore) [11-05] - jazz [U]
  • Marthe Lea Band: Asura (Motvind) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Lean Left: Medemer (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke () - country
  • Leather Rats: No Live 'Til Leather '98 (Bokeh Versions) [05-07]
  • Jeff Lederer: Sunwatcher (Little(i)Music) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Howie Lee: Birdy Island (Mais Um Discos) [04-16] - progressive electronic
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Rob Leines: Blood, Sweat, and Beers () - country
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro: Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • David Leon: Aire De Agua (Out of Your Head) [08-27] - jazz [U]
  • Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni: Viandes (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz
  • 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
  • Les Filles De Illighadad: At Pioneer Works (Sahel Sounds) [07-09] - African [**]
  • Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno: Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno () - country
  • Mica Levi: Blue Alibi () [01-27]
  • James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms) [05-07] - jazz [A-]
  • The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (self-released) [08-26] - folk
  • Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (Audio Daddio) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remaind . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (Col Legno) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Lightning Bug: A Color of the Sky (Fat Possum) [06-25] - dream pop
  • Lil Baby/Lil Durk: The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Lil Durk: The Voice ()
  • Lil Nas X: Montero (Columbia) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lil Tjay: Destined 2 Win (Columbia) [04-02] - hip-hop
  • Lil Yachty: Michigan Boy Boat (Quality Control/Capitol) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • The Linda Lindas: The Linda Lindas (self-released -EP -20) [2020-12-16] - punk [***]
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: On the Asylum (Moserobie) - jazz [*]
  • Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) [08-06] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Lipstick Jodi: More Like Me (Quite Scientific) [06-04]
  • Lisel & Booker Stardrum: Mycelial Echo (Luminelle) [04-09] - ambient pop
  • Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101) [09-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Tone Poem (Blue Note) [03-12] - jazz [***]
  • Olivia Ellen Lloyd: Loose Cannon (Brooklyn Basement)
  • Lo Village: Lost in America () [02-22]
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Now (International Anthem) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Logic1000: You've Got the Whole Night to Go ()
  • London Grammar: Californian Soil (Metal & Dust/Ministry of Sound)
  • Luis Lopes/Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization (Clean Feed) [06-18] - 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-]
  • Lorde: Solar Power (Universal) [08-20] - folk pop [**]
  • Los Lobos: Native Sons (New West) [07-30] - pop/rock [*]
  • Lost Girls: Menneskekollektivet (Smalltown Supersound) [03-26] - art pop [A-]
  • Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic) [05-21] - indie folk [B]
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow () [03-19]
  • Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Soundprints: Other Worlds (Greenleaf Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • A Love Electric: Permanent Immigrant (Imagination Demand -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • L'Rain: Fatigue (Mexican Summer) [06-25] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • LSDXOXO: Dedicated 2 Disrespect (XL -EP) [05-14] - hip house [**]
  • Lucero: When You Found Me () - country
  • Lukah: When the Black Hand Touches You (Raw Materials) [01-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Legacy) [03-19] - country [A-]
  • Mach-Hommy: Pray for Haiti (Griselda) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Joao Madeira/Hernani Faustino: dB Duet (FMR) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Madlib: Sound Ancestors (Madlib Invazion) [01-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (Doug MacDonald Music) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii (DMAC Music) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Madre Vaca: The Elements (Madre Vaca) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Shai Maestro: Human (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (OA2) [03-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Maluma: 7 DJ: 7 Dias En Jamaica ()
  • Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (In a Circle) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God (Loma Vista) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Manslaughter 777: World Vision Perfect Harmony (Thrill Jockey) [03-26] - breakbeat
  • Michael Mantler: Coda: Orchestra Suites (ECM) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Amari Mar: Grand Rising () - hip-hop
  • Mare Cognitum: Solar Paroxysm ()
  • Triston Marez: Triston Marez () - country
  • Karen Marguth: Until (OA2) [10-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Charlie Marie: Ramble On (self-released) [05-07] - country [**]
  • Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Atlantic) [06-11] - pop [A-]
  • Mariza: Mariza Canta Amalia (Parlophone -20) [2020-11-20] - Portuguese
  • 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]
  • Kevin Richard Martin: Return to Solaris (Phantom Limb) [06-25] - ambient
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane: Ihubo Labomdabu (Unlocked Keys) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut ()
  • Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (World Galaxy) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster (Capri) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • MAV & Hobgoblin: Angelz & Demonz 3 () - hip-hop
  • Ed Maverick: Eduardo ()
  • Maximo Park: Nature Always Wins (PIAS) [02-26] - new wave
  • Shawn Maxwell: Expectation & Experience (Jazzline) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Lyle Mays: Eberhard (self-released) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Elias Mazian: All Night (DGTL -EP)
  • James McMurtry: The Horses and the Hounds (New West) [08-20] - Americana [A-]
  • Shannon McNally: The Waylon Sessions () - country
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Tobias Meinhart: The Painter (Sunnyside) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela: MPT Trio: Volume 1 (577) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Melvins: Working With God (Ipecac) [02-26] - stoner rock
  • Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone) [02-26]
  • Vic Mensa: I Tape (Roc Nation -EP) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun (BMG Modern) [03-05] - jazz [B]
  • Mexican Institute of Sound: Distrito Federal (self-released)
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Rested Turquoise (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • MichiganRattlers: That Kind of Life ()
  • Microcorps: Xmit (Alter) [04-16] - industrial techno
  • Middle Kids: Today We're the Greatest ()
  • Migos: Culture III (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Miguel: Art Dealer Chic 4 ()
  • Mike: Disco! (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Steve Million: What I Meant to Say (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [*]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Mirage: Mirage (Peatonal West) [01-01]
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - 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 [***]
  • 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 [U]
  • Mndsgn: Rare Pleasure (Stones Throw) [06-04] - psychedelic soul
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arfvydad Kaziauskas: Purvs (Jersika) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Christian Windfeld: Pacemaker (NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [*]
  • Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador) [05-21] - Saharan [A-]
  • The Modern Jazz Trio With Jerry Bergonzi: Straight Gonz (AMM) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Modest Mouse: The Golden Casket (Epic) [06-25] - alt/indie [**]
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (Pi) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Mogwai: As the Love Continues ()
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Stitches (Modern) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • Ashley Monroe: Rosegold (Mountainrose Sparrow) [04-30] - country [B]
  • Valentino Mora: Underwater (Spazio Disponible) [03-22] - ambient techno
  • Morcheeba: Blackest Blue (Fly Agaric)
  • Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny (Fueled by Ramen) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Morray: Street Sermons (Pick Six/Interscope) [04-28]
  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes (World of Echo) [03-05]
  • John Moulder: Metamorphosis (Origin) [10-15] - jazz [B]
  • Simon Moullier Trio: Countdown (Fresh Sound New Talent) [[06-11]] - jazz [**]
  • The Mountain Goats: Dark in Here (Merge) [06-26] - alt/indie [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Maria Muldaur With Tuba Skinny: Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) [05-07] - blues [A-]
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: VWETO III () [ 05-21] - instrumental hip-hop
  • Muqata'a: Kamil Manqus (Hundebiss) [02-05] - wonky
  • Roisin Murphy: Crooked Machine (Skint) [04-30] - electropop [*]
  • Bryan Murray & Jon Lundbom: Beats by Balto! Vol. 2 (Chant) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • The Musalini & O Finess: No Squares in My Circle () - hip-hop
  • Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed (MCA Nashville) [09-10] - country [**]
  • Mushroom: Songs of Dissent: Live at the Make Out Room 8/9/19 (Alchemikal Artz) [09-10] - jazz [**]
  • Mustafa: When Smoke Rises (Regent Park Songs)
  • Laura Mvula: Pink Noise (Atlantic) [07-02] - synthpop [*]
  • MXLX: Nebula Rasa (Kindarad!) [03-26]
  • Jo Berger Myhre: Unheimlich Manoeuvre (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Myka 9 & Profound: Nine Clouds () - hip-hop
  • Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (577) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Randy Napoleon: Rust Belt Roots: Randy Napoleon Plays Wes Montgomery, Grand Green & Kenny Burrell (OA2) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Nas: King's Disease II (Mass Appeal) [08-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic -20) [2020-12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Natural Information Society/Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (Aguirre/Eremite) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Navy Blue: Song of Sage: Post Panic! (Freedom Sounds -20) [2020-12-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jason Nazary: Spring Collection (We Jazz) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri: Felt/Not Said (Auspice NOW) [08-13] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Lael Neale: Acquainted With Night (Sub Pop) [02-19] - alt/indie
  • Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Nelly: Heartland (Columbia -EP) [08-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • 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]
  • Nervous Dater: Call in the Mess (Counter Intuitive) [03-12] - alt/indie [**]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Calle Neumann/Ketil Gutvik/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance (PNL) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • 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]
  • Adam Nolan Trio: Prim and Primal (self-released) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • No-No Boy: 1975 (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-02] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Billy Nomates: Emergency Telephone (Invada -EP -20) [2020-12-14] [***]
  • Nortonk: Quartet Nortonk (Biophilia) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Novik: Grounded (Astral Spirits) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Noyz82: Blade Runner Basquiat () - hip-hop
  • Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables (Strut) [03-12] - jazz [B]
  • Gary Numan: Intruder (BMG) [05-21] - darkwave
  • Audrey Nuna: A Liquid Breakfast (Arista)
  • Observe Since 98: Le Dernier Royaume () - hip-hop
  • Larry Ochs-Donald Robinson Duo: A Civil Right (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Octo Octa: She's Calling (T4T LUV NRG)
  • Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (White Boy) [07-17] - pop
  • One Million Eyes: Brama () [03-01]
  • Onyx: Onyx 4 Life ()
  • Origami Angel: Gami Gang (Counter Intuitive)
  • Jeannine Otis: Into My Heart (Adrielle Music/Monpolyhouse) [03-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu 2: In These Odd Times (Flu Note) [04-02] - jazz [B]
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Within Us: Celebrating 25 Years of the Jazz Surge (MAMA/Summit) [09-17] - 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 [**]
  • Dorothea Paas: Anything Can't Happen (Telephone Explosion) [05-07]
  • Packs: Take the Cake (Fire Talk) [05-21] - alt/indie
  • Patrick Paige II: If I Fail Are We Still Cool? (self-released)
  • Palberta: Palberta 5000 (Wharf Cat) [01-22] - alt/indie [*]
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black metal
  • Parannoul: To See the Next Part of the Dream (self-released)
  • Pardoner: Came Down Different ()
  • 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 [***]
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • 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: Painter's Winter (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • William Parker: Mayan Space Station (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: 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
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin & Detlef Weinrich: Jours De Greve () [01-10]
  • 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 ()
  • Part Chimp: Drool (Wrong Speed) [06-02] - noise rock [B]
  • Passalacqua: Passalacqua LP () - hip-hop
  • Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac Suite (self-released) - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Vinnie Paz: Burn Everything That Bares Your Name () - hip-hop
  • Carly Pearce: 29 (Big Machine -EP) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Carly Pearce: 29: Written in Stone (Big Machine) [09-17] - country [A-]
  • Pearring Sound: Socially Distanced Duos (self-released) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Rich Pellegrin: Solitude: Solo Improvisations (OA2) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Griot: This Is Important! (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Bruno Pernadas: Private Reasons ()
  • Houston Person: Live in Paris (HighNote) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Liz Phair: Soberish (Chrysalis) [06-04] - pop rock [***]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Dax Pierson: Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction) (Dark Entries) [02-16] - techno [**]
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • Pink Siifu: Gumbo'! (Field-Left) [08-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pink Sweat$: Pink Planet (Atlantic)
  • Pirata: Pirata () - hip-hop
  • Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice (Contagious Music) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Poison Ruin: Poisin Ruin (Urge) [02-11] - post-punk
  • Pom Poko: Cheater (Bella Union) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Pom Pom Squad: Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang) [06-25] - indie pop [**]
  • Pooh Shiesty: Shiesty Season (4PF/CMG) [02-05] - hip-hop
  • Charlie Porter: Hindsight (OA2) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Portico Quartet: Terrain (Gondwana) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Portrayal of Guilt: We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise (Edition) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Powers/Rollin Duo: Strange Fortune (Astral Spirits) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll ()
  • Prolaps: Ultra Cycle Pt 2: Estival Growth (Hausu Mountain) [06-20] - hardcore breaks
  • Propo'88 & Wildelux: Certified Craftsmen () - hip-hop
  • Pseudo Intellectuals: Only Built for Food and Drinks () - hip-hop
  • Psychic Hotline: The Wild World of Psychic Hotline (Disciples) [03-05]
  • Punkt.Vrt.Plastik: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz
  • Q'd Up: Going Places (Tantara) [10-08] - jazz [B]
  • Quando Rondo: Still Taking Risks (Quando Rondo/Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [05-07]
  • Queen Naija: Missunderstood Still . . . ()
  • Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (Redefinition) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • R+R=Now: Live (Blue Note) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here) [09-24] - country [***]
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Rattletooth: Rabbit! Rabbit! Oh Wait Squirrel () [04-30] - punk
  • Really From: Really From (Topshelf)
  • Rebellum: The Darknuss (Avantgroidd) [04-30] - jazz-funk [***]
  • RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary (NoBusiness -2CD -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [***]
  • Freddie Redd: Reminiscing (Bleebop) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Eimear Reidy & Natalia Beylis: Whose Woods These Are (self-released) [05-24]
  • Ruben Reinaldo & Kely Garcia: Acuarel (Free Code) - jazz [***]
  • Remember Sports: Like a Stone (Father/Daughter)
  • 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 [***]
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) - vocal jazz
  • Gruff Rhys: Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade) [05-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Hope (Northern Spy) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Dawn Richard: Second Line (Merge) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Riders Against the Storm: Flowers for the Living (Divide and Conjure) [02-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jason Ringenberg: Rhinestoned (Courageous Chicken) [03-05] - country [**]
  • Ripatti: Fun Is Not a Straight Line (Planet Mu) [06-25] - footwork
  • Porter Robinson: Nurture (Mom + Pop) [04-23] - synthpop
  • Trineice Robinson: All or Nothing (4RM Music Productions) [08-06] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Sour (Geffen) [05-21] - alt-pop [A-]
  • Mauricio J Rodriguez: Luz (self-released) [07-09] - Latin jazz [B]
  • Rome Streetz & Ankhlejohn: Genesis 1:27 () - hip-hop
  • Rome Streetz & DJ Muggs: Death & the Magician (Soul Assassins) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Aksel Ronning Trio: ART (Ora Fonogram) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Rosali: No Medium (Spinster Sounds) [05-07]
  • Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Petite Fleur (Storyville) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Ska Dream (Polyvinyl) [04-20] - ska punk [*]
  • Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions) [09-03] - jazz [*]
  • Margo Ross: Prairie Life () [06-11]
  • Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus (American Dreams) [04-09] - field recordings [B]
  • The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Royal Blood: Typhoons ()
  • Allison Russell: Outside Child (Fantasy) [05-21]
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Sage Poet: Parable of the Chariot () - hip-hop
  • Saint Etienne: I've Been Trying to Tell You (Heavenly) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Nitin Sawhney: Immigrants (Sony Masterworks)
  • Naoko Sakata: Dancing for Spirits (Pomperipossa)
  • Samo Salamon/Hasse Poulsen: String Dancers (Sazas) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Johanna Samuels: Excelsior! () [04-02]
  • Sankofa: BLKTCHP () - hip-hop
  • Satomimagae: Hanazono (RVNG)
  • Sault: Nine (Forever Living Legends) [06-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn () [01-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Saweetie: Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1 (Warner) [04-16]
  • 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-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake: Celebration (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari (Hakuna Kulala) [05-28] - deconsructed club
  • 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 [*]
  • Sech: 42 ()
  • Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure (Fiction) [10-22] - electropop
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • Charlie Sepulveda: Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround (HighNote) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Serengeti: KDxMPC (self-released -EP -20) [2020-11-09] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Curse of the Polo (self-released) [04-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Deacon (Secretly Canadian) [03-26] - r&b [*]
  • Bobby Sessions: Manifest () - hip-hop
  • Red Shahan: Javelina ()
  • Shame: Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) [01-15] - post-punk
  • Almog Sharvit: Get Up or Cry (Unit) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Jaleel Shaw: Echoes (self-relesed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Sheff G: Proud of Me Now () - hip-hop
  • Shelley FKA Dram: Shelley (Atlantic/Empire) [04-29]
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp: Codebreaker (Tao Forms) [11-05] - jazz [U]
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • The Shootouts: Bullseye () - country
  • Shordie Shordie & Murda Beatz: emory Lane ()
  • Kalie Shorr: I Got Here by Accident (Tmwrk -EP) [08-13] - country [A-]
  • Nick Shoulders: Home on the Rage () - country
  • Kaitlyn Shuko: Disposition () [01-15]
  • Jacob Schulman: Connectedness (Endectomorph Music) [11-14] - jazz [U]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Sidemen: Sidemen< (Summit) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Paul Silbergleit: The Hidden Standard (BluJazz) [05-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Jaymie Silk: The Legend of Jack Johnson (Shall Not Fade)
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Theory of Ice (You've Changed)
  • Sturgill Simpson: The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain -EP) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Upstream (Posi-Tone) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Six Organs of Admittance: The Veiled Sea ()
  • Greg Skaff: Polaris (Smoke Sessions) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • 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-]
  • Skyzoo: All the Brilliant Things (Mello Music Group) [06-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Sleepy Hallow: Still Sleep? (Winners Circle/RCA) [06-02]
  • Slide Attack: Road Trip (SACD) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Slowthai: Tyron (Method) [02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Small Black: Cheap Dreams (100% Electronica) [04-09] - chillwave
  • Canaan Smith: High Country Sound () - country
  • Ches Smith/We All Break: Path of Seven Colors (Pyroclastic) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Gabriela Smith and Gabriel Cabezas: Lost Coast (Bedroom Community)
  • Jorja Smith: Be Right Back (FAMM) [05-14]
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: Breathe (Blue Note) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • SmooVth & Giallo Point: Amongst Wolves () - hip-hop
  • Gary Smulyan/Ronnie Cuber: Tough Baritones (SteepleChase) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Cleo Sol: Mother (Forever Living Originals) [08-19] - r&b [***]
  • Jimi Somewhere: Nothing Gold Can Stay () [02-05]
  • Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!) [05-14] - jazz [A]
  • Space Quartet: Directions (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Special Request & Tim Reaper: Hooversound Presents Special Request & Tim Reaper (Hooversound)
  • Chris Speed: Light Line (Intakt) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Spellling: The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones) [06-25] - art pop
  • Vic Spencer: Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 () - hip-hop
  • Spirit of the Beehive: Entertainment, Death (Saddle Creek) [04-09] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Squid: Bright Green Field (Warp) [05-07] - post-punk [**]
  • Will St Peter/Steven Heffner/Steve Barnes: Honestly (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • St Vincent: Daddy's Home (Loma Vista) [05-14] - psychedelic soul [**]
  • Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot) [02-05] - folk [**]
  • The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones () - country
  • Matthew Stevens: Pittsburgh (Whirlwind) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Storefront Church: As We Pass (Sargent House)
  • 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)
  • Will Stratton: The Changing Wilderness ()
  • Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight (RVNG Intl) [02-19] - ambient [***]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Yu Su: Yellow River Blue (Music From Memory) [01-22] - ambient dub
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales (RCA) [01-08] - r&b [*]
  • Tash Sultana: Terra Firma ()
  • Kevin Sun: <3 Bird (Endectomorph) [08-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunburned Hand of the Man: Pick a Day to Die (Three Lobed) [03-12] - krautrock
  • Tine Surel Lange: Works for Listening 1-10 (Sofa Music) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Superwolves (Drag City)
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Fearless: Taylor's Version ()
  • Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) [03-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Aki Takase/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Auge (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (Libra) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Koki Solo (Libra) [07-09] - jazz [**]
  • C Tangana: El Madrileno (Sony Music)
  • Tanz Mein Herz: Quattro (Standard In-Fi) [01-21] - avant-folk
  • Alexa Tarantino: Firefly (Posi-Tone) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan ()
  • Tele Novella: Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars) [02-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Alfie Templeman: Forever Isn't Long Enough (Chess Club) [05-07] - dance pop [**]
  • Teni: Wondaland ()
  • Francesca Ter-Berg: In Eynem (Phantom Limb) [04-16] - chamber folk
  • Texas: Hi (BMG)
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Yellow (Movementt/Warp) [07-23] - fusion [B]
  • Th1rt3en: A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism () - hip-hop
  • Thirdface: Do It With a Smile (Exploding in Sound)
  • Pat Thomas: The Locals Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006, Discus Music) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Beneath the Bottom (Pi) [09-24] - jazz
  • Thumbscrew: Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Tony Tixier: I Am Human (Whirlwind -EP) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Tomaga: Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark) [03-16] - post-rock
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Chaos Chapter: Freeze ()
  • Tomu DJ: Fruit 2 ()
  • Too Much Joy: Mistakes Were Made (People Suck Music) [03-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Torres: Thirstier (Merge) [07-30] - pop/rock
  • TORSO: Home Wrecked (self-released -EP) [01-29] - hardcore [B]
  • Arne Torvik Trio: Northwestern Songs (Losen) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • Myke Towers: Lyke Mike (Whiteworld Music/Warner Music Latina) [04-23]
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • AJ Tracey: Flu Game ()
  • Trak Trak: Sur Sur (Ciclismo -20) [2020-10-30] - cumbia [A-]
  • The Transcendence Orchestra: All Skies Have Sounded (Editions Mego) [06-08]
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Vasco Trilla: Unmoved Mover (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Travis Tritt: Set in Stone ()
  • 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-]
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: Deep States (Joyful Noise) [08-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Rosie Tucker: Sucker Supreme (Epitaph)
  • Tune-Yards: Sketchy (4AD) [03-26] - alt/indie [B]
  • Turnstile: Glow On (Roadrunner) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • TV Priest: Uppers (Sub Pop) [02-05] - post-punk
  • Twenty One Pilots: Scaled and Icy ()
  • Griff Tyler: While I Have Your Attention ()
  • Tyler, the Creator: Call Me if You Get Lost (Columbia) [06-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • UMI: Introspection Reimagined ()
  • Uncle Ben's Remedy: Easy Ways to Here () - country
  • Carrie Underwood: My Savior ()
  • 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]
  • Valerie June: The Moon and the 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)
  • Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic)
  • Ken Vandermark/Istan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Vanille: Soleil '96 (Bonbonbon)
  • VanJess: Homegrown ()
  • Vapour Theories: Celestial Scuzz (Fire) [02-22] - drone
  • Rebecca Vasmant: With Love From Glasgow (Rebecca & Nathan) [06-04]
  • Carlos Vega: Art of the Messenger (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz ()
  • Luis Vicente Trio: Chanting in the Name Of (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • VTSS: Borderline Tendencies (VEYL) [03-15] - techno
  • Leon Vynehall: Rare, Forever (Ninja Tune) [04-30] - ambient techno [B]
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless () - country
  • Michael Waldrop: Time Frames (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (self-released) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Karimma Walker: Waking the Dreaming Body (Orindal) [02-26] - ambient
  • Ryley Walker: Course in Fable (Husky Pants)
  • Morgen Wallen: Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic) [01-08] - country
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Waterparks: Greatest Hits (300 Entertainment) [05-21] - pop [*]
  • Wau Wau Collectif: Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) [02-26] - African [B]
  • Rod Wave: SoulFly (Alamo) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • We Are the Union: Ordinary Life (Bad Time) [06-04] - ska-punk [*]
  • The Weather Station: Ignorance (Fat Possum) [02-05] [**]
  • Jane Weaver: Flock (Fire) [03-05] - psychedelic pop
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz
  • 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
  • Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentin (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
  • 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
  • Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Not a Novelty (Sunnyside) [04-23] - 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 [*]
  • Chris White/Lara Driscoll: Firm Roots (self-released) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Hailey Whitters: Living the Dream () - country
  • Mareike Wiening: Future Memories (Greenleaf Music) [11-12] - jazz [U]
  • Wild Pink: A Billion Little Lights (Royal Mountain) [06-18]
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 1: Femenine (New Amsterdam) [06-18] - classical [***]
  • 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)
  • Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (Spinster)
  • Willow: Lately I Feel Everything (MSFTS/Roc Nation/Polydor) [07-16] - emo
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Lainey Wilson: Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' () - country
  • Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Virginia Wing: Private Life (Fire) [02-12] - alt/indie
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Invisible Cities () [02-26]
  • Wode: Burn in Many Mirrors ()
  • Remi Wolf: Juno (Island) [08-15] - pop
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) [06-04] - alt/indie [**]
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • 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
  • Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (Joyce Wrice)
  • Xiu Xiu: Oh No (Polyvinyl) [03-26] - experimental rock
  • Nana Yamato: Before Sunrise (Dull Tools) [02-05] - synthpop
  • Jim Yanda: A Silent Way (Corner Store Jazz -2CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • YG & Mozzy: Kommunity Service ()
  • Yndi: Noir Bresil (Nascimento/Grand Musique) [05-28] - Brazilian
  • Yoo Doo Right: Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose (Mothland)
  • Young Dolph & Key Glock: Dum and Dummer 2 ()
  • Young Nudy: Dr Ev4l (PDE/Same Plate/RCA) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • Young Pilgrims: We're Young Pilgrims (Stoney Lane) [06-18] - jazz [B-]
  • Young Stoner Life/Young Thug/Gunna: Slime Language 2 (YSL/300 Entertainment) [04-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 7: Joao Donato (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Your Old Droog: Time () - hip-hop
  • Yungmorpheus & Ewonee: Thumbing Thru Foliage ()
  • Zao: The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer) - metal
  • Zayn: Nobody Is Listening ()
  • 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 ()
  • Ziur: Now Now ()
  • 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
  • Zuli: All Caps (UIQ -EP) [03-12] - breakbeat

Reissues, Etc.

  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965, Omnivore) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Khaira Arby: Live in New York 2010 (Clermont Music) [04-30] - African [A-]
  • 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
  • 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-]
  • Billy Bang: Lucky Man (2008, BBE) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (Moosicus) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018, Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Gotta Groove/Salaam) [02-26] - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Hamiet Bluiett: Bearer of the Holy Flame (1983, Strut) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Arthur Blythe: Katowice 2003 (OMX -2CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • Roy Brooks: Understanding (1970, Reel-to-Real -2CD) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann: Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993, Trost -EP) [05-07] - jazz [B]
  • Marion Brown: Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-Thetics -19) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • 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
  • Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 (Mute -2CD) [05-28] - krautrock [***]
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section: Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (Omnivore) [05-07] - pop/rock [*]
  • Alice Coltrane: Kirtan: Turiya Sings (1982, Impulse!) [07-16] - 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 [**]
  • Marshall Crenshaw: The Wild, Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live in the 20th and 21st Century (Sunset Blvd) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Cucumbers: The Desk Drawer Tapes (1988-2005, Life Force) [04-30] - jangle pop [**]
  • Miles Davis: Merci, Miles! Live at Vienne (1991, Rhino) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991, BluJazz) [05-24] - jazz [*]
  • Arne Domnerus Quartet: Dompan at the Savoy (1990, Phontastic) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas/Misha Mengelberg: Buenos Aires 2000 (OMX) [01-26] - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/Keith Tippett/Philip Gibbs/Pete Fairclough: Onosante (2000, 577) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Concord) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherands Recordings (Resonance -2CD) [06-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Eyedea: Thirty Nine Lines (Crushkill -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years (1995-2009, BMG) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Henry Franklin: The Skipper (1972, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman: Creation Series (2008, NoBusiness -5CD) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977, Origin -2CD) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Detail-90 (1990, NoBusiness) [08-30] - 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, self-released) - jazz
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton: Room of the Present (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony (2006-07, Resonance -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band: Hot Night in Roslyn: 1976 Radio Broadcast Recording (Hobo) [03-11] - country [***]
  • Julius Hemphill: The Boye Multi-National Crusade for Harmony (1977-2007, New World -7CD) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • John Hiatt: The Confidence Man in Canada (Hobo) [08-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • ICP Orchestra: Plays Herbie Nichols in Nijmegen 7 May 1984 (ICP -20) [2020-12-14] - jazz [***]
  • The J Ann C Trio: At Tan-Tar-A (1966, Modern Harmonic/Sundazed) [07-15] [***]
  • Sheila Jordan: Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri) [09-27] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973, Strut) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992, Strut) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (2018, Sounderscore) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets: Walkabout (2013-19, Yep Roc -20) - power pop [B]
  • Gary Lucas: The Essential Gary Lucas (Knitting Factory -2CD) [01-29] - rock [*]
  • Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band: Tezeta (1975, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [06-04] - Ethiopian [***]
  • 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] (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
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Carl Magnus Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet: Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 (1976, Jazzaggression) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Volume 2 (2007, Stony Plain) [03-26] - blues [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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
  • Nadja Noordhuis: Gullfoss (Little Mystery) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Ojoyo: Plays Safrojazz (1996, Sunnyside) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Itaru Oki Quartet: Live at Jazz Spot Combo 1975 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Perfume Genius: Immediately Remixes (Matador) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Lee Scratch Perry: The Specialist: The Pama Years (Pama) [09-02] - reggae [***]
  • Prince: Welcome 2 America (2010, NPG/Legacy) [07-30] - r&b [*]
  • Joe Pug: The Diving Sun (self-released) [03-21]
  • Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist (2005, Origin) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Reim Sextet: Mona Lisa (1973, Jazzaggression) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! [Deluxe Edition] (1995, Geffen/UMe) [03-12] - hip-hop
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember (1970, Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • 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-]
  • Screamers: Demo Hollywood 1977 (Super Viaduct) [05-14] - punk [**]
  • Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Live Down Under (2002, Omnivore) [08-15] - country [**]
  • Archie Shepp: Blase and Yasmina Revisited (1969, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (Light in the Attic) [02-05] - rock [**]
  • Jim Snidero: Strings (2001, Savant) [09-10] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm and Blues) [04-02] - jazz
  • 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
  • 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 [**]
  • 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: Mmixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (1965-68, Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz [*]
  • Chester Thompson: Powerhouse (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Tintweiss and the Purple Why: Markstown (1968, Inky Dot Media) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Total Music Association: Walpurgisnacht (1971, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Shem Tupe/Justo Osala/Enos Okola: Guitar Music of Western Kenya: 45s From the Archive of Shem Tupe (Mississippi) [03-15] - African [***]
  • Blue Gene Tyranny: Degrees of Freedom Found (Unseen Worlds -6CD) [06-11]
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - jazz
  • Vernacular: The Little Bird (2003, Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neil Young: Way Down in the Rust Bucket (1990, Reprise -2CD) [02-26] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Young Shakespeare (1971, Reprise) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Island) [05-21] - pop [A-]
  • Alan Lomax's American Patchwork (1978-83, Mississippi) [04-12] - folk [***]
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (1966, Vanguard) [06-12] - blues
  • Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America: A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute (Ginsberg) [02-05] - spoken word [**]
  • Blue Muse (Music Maker Foundation -19) [2019-02-01] - blues [***]
  • Cold Wave #1 (2017-20, Soul Jazz) [06-04] - electronic [**]
  • Cold Wave #2 (2015-20, Soul Jazz) [06-25] - electronic [A-]
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1) (Soul Jazz -2CD) [01-22] - Cuban jazz
  • Directions in Music: 1969 to 1973: Miles Davis, His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of Jazz (BGP) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Doomed & Stoned in Scotland (Doomed & Stoned) [03-23] - metal
  • Edo Funk Explosion Vol 1 (1980-85, Analog Africa) [03-03] - African [**]
  • Fire in Little Africa (Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate the Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly) [03-29] - metal [B]
  • Indaba Is (Brownswood) [01-29] - African [*]
  • J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (BBE) [02-26] - jazz
  • Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album ()
  • La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990 (Bongo Joe) [03-05] - electronic [*]
  • Now That's What I Call Music: Outlaw Country (NOW) [01-29] - country [***]
  • Rare.wavs (Vol 1) (Foreign Family) [05-25] - electronic [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (Smithsonian -9CD) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • The Trojan Story (1961-71, Trojan, 3CD) [06-18] - reggae [**]
  • Wallahi Le Zein! (Mississippi) [06-18] - Mauritanian [***]
  • What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed (Ace) - rock [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 447
  • Priority 2: 115
  • Priority 3: 3
  • Priority 4: 500
  • Priority 5: 245

Total: 1310