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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  • 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (4PF/CMG) [05-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Live Ateliers Claus (self-released) [05-26] - postrock [**]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Featuring Barry Weisblat: Social Music at Troost Vol 1 () [10-01] - postrock [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Featuring David Watson: Social Music at Troost Vol 2 () [11-05] - postrock [*]
  • Snoh Aalegra: Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies (ARTium/Roc Nation) [07-09] - r&b [*]
  • Eivind Aarset 4tet: Phantasmagoria, or a Different Kind of Journey (Jazzland) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Abate: Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • ABBA: Voyage (Polar) [11-05] - europop [B-]
  • Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script: Cloud Script (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams/Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (Drag City) [06-11] - jazz [***]
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • Adeem the Artist: Cast Iron Pansexual (self-released) [03-05] - country [A-]
  • Adele: 30 (Columbia) [11-19] - pop soul [B-]
  • Adult Mom: Driver (Epitaph) [03-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aeon Station: Observatory (Sub Pop) [12-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aesop Rock X Blockhead: Garbology (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [11-12] - hip-hop [**]
  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam) [04-23] - Pakistan [*]
  • Teno Afrika: Amapiano Selections (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-19] - African house [***]
  • 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 [B-]
  • Lauren Alaina: Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (Mercury Nashville) [09-03] - country [B-]
  • Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol 2 (Alfi) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) [11-12] - ambient pop [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (Anti-) [04-23] - nu jazz [*]
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow (self-released) [03-19] - indie pop [*]
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Child's Play (self-released) [12-02] - indie pop [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • The Allergies: Promised Land (Jalapeno) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ben Allison: Moments Inside (Sonic Camera) [11-02] - jazz [*]
  • Alostmen: Kologo (Strut) [01-29] - African [A-]
  • Altin Gun: Yol (ATO) [02-26] - synthpop [**]
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Pedro Melo Alves' Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Aly & AJ: A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun (Aly & AJ Music) [05-07] - pop [*]
  • Rodrigo Amado This Is Our Language Quartet: Let the Free Be Men (Trost) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander von Schlippenbach: The Field (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Northern Liberties: We Are Electric (Not Two) [11-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (Unit) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) [04-09] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Amine: TwoPointFive (Republic/CLBN) [11-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Amyl & the Sniffers: Comfort to Me (Rough Trade) [09-10] - garage punk [A-]
  • The Anchoress: The Art of Losing (Kscope) [03-12] - art rock [***]
  • Thomas Anderson: Ladies and Germs (Out There) [08-31] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Android Trio: Other Worlds (Cuneiform) [10-22] - jazz-rock [C+]
  • Rebecca Angel: Love Life Choices (Timeless Grooves) [06-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Miguel Angelo Quarteto: Danca Dos Desastrados (self-released) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Anika: Change (Sacred Bones) [07-23] - post-punk [**]
  • Tamar Aphek: All Bets Are Off (Kill Rock Stars) [01-29] - rock [**]
  • Arab Strap: As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) [03-05] - slowcore [**]
  • Florian Arbenz/Hermon Mehari/Nelson Veras: Conversation #1: Condensed (Hammer) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversations #2 & #3 (Hammer) [07-30] - jazz [***]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #4: Vulcanized (Hammer) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Arca: Kick II (XL) [11-30] - electronic [*]
  • Arca: Kick III (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arca: Kick IIII (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arca: Kick IIIII (XL) [12-03] - electronic [B]
  • Riddy Arman: Riddy Arman (La Honda) [10-09] - country [***]
  • Armand Hammer & the Alchemist: Haram (Backwoodz Studioz) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Armed: Ultrapop (Sargent House) [04-16] - noise rock [B]
  • Artifacts [Tomeka Reid/Nicole Mitchell/Mike Reed]: . . . And Then There's This (Astral Spirits) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Ashnikko: Demidevil (Parlophone -EP) [01-15] - pop [**]
  • Asleep at the Wheel: Half a Hundred Years (Home) [10-01] - country [A-]
  • Atmosphere: Word? (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [10-08] - hip-hop [*]
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Attitude!: Pause & Effect (ESP-Disk) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Angela Autumn: Frontiers Woman (self-released) [06-04] - country [*]
  • The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You (Island -20) [2020-12-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aya: Im Hole (Hyperdub) [10-22] - electronic [**]
  • AZ: Doe or Die II (Quiet Money) [09-10] - hip-hop [*]
  • Iggy Azalea: The End of an Era (Bad Dreams/Empire) [08-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Baby Keem: The Melodic Blue (PgLang/Columbia) [09-10] - hip-hop [*]
  • Baby Queen: The Yearbook (Polydor) [09-03] - pop [***]
  • Backxwash: I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dress (Ugly Hag) [06-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Badbadnotgood: Talk Memory (XL/Innovative Leisure) [10-08] - jazz fusion [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Balimaya Project: Wolo So (Jazz Re:Freshed) [07-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Green Mind) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (SteepleChase LookOut) [01-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Patricia Barber: Clique (Impex) [08-06] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Rahsaan Barber: Mosaic (Jazz Music City, 2CD) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop) [11-12] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Mandy Barnett: Every Star Above (BMG) [05-07] - standards [B]
  • Nik Bartsch: Entendre (ECM) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (Woven Strands) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Batiste: We Are (Verve) [03-19] - r&b [**]
  • The Baylor Project: Generations (Be a Light) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmuller]: On the Go (Between the Lines) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Beans on Toast: Survival of the Friendliest (Beans on Toast Music) [11-03] - folk [**]
  • Beauty Pill: Instant Night (Northern Spy -EP) [12-03] - postrock [*]
  • Dahveed Behroozi: Echos (Sunnyside) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (Relative Pitch) [07-02] - jazz [*]
  • Nathan Bell: Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here) (Need to Know) [09-11] - Americana [A]
  • Benji: Smile You're Alive! (SinceThe80s) [09-29] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Love for Sale (Columbia/Interscope) [09-30] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Benny the Butcher/Harry Fraud: The Plugs I Met 2 (Black Soprano Family -EP) [03-19] - hip-hop [**]
  • Benny the Butcher: Pyrex Picasso (Rare Scrilla/BSF -EP) [08-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lea Bertuci: A Visible Length of Light (Cibachrome Editions)
  • BFB Da Packman: Fat Niggas Need Love Too (The Lunch Crew) [06-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (Savant) [11-12] - jazz [B]
  • Eric Bibb: Dear America (Provogue) [10-10] - blues [**]
  • Bicep: Isles (Ninja Tune) [01-22] - electronic [**]
  • Nat Birchall: Ancient Africa (Ancient Archive of Sound) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Selwyn Birchwood: Living in a Burning House (Alligator) [01-29] - blues [*]
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bitchin Bajas: Switched on Ra (Drag City) [10-29] - [***]
  • Bktherula: Love Black (Warner) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Black Country, New Road: For the First Time (Ninja Tune) [02-05] - experimental rock [**]
  • The Black Keys: Delta Kream (Nonesuch) [05-14] - blues rock [**]
  • Black Midi: Cavalcade (Rough Trade) [05-28] - math rock [B]
  • Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive (Black Hill) [01-29] - garage rock [*]
  • Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (3 Legged) [05-28] - Southern rock [*]
  • Namir Blade: Namir Blade Presents Aphelion's Traveling Circus (Mello Music Group -20) [2020-09-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: Salswing! (Ruben Blades Productions) [04-15] - Latin [*]
  • Dan Blake: Da Fe (Sunnyside) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart (Republic) [10-08] - alt r&b [ B]
  • Johnathan Blake: Homeward Bound (Blue Note) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Terence Blanchard: Absence (Blue Note) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Carsie Blanton: Love & Rage (So Ferocious) [04-30] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Bleachers: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (RCA) [07-30] - alt/indie [*]
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Leah Blevins: First Time Feeling (Crabtree) [08-06] - country [*]
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose of Lifta (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Block Ensemble: Hugs & Bugs (Clean Feed) [10-00] - jazz
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (Radio Legs) [01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Blu: The Color Blu(e) (Nature Sounds) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blue Reality [Michael Marcus/Joe McPhee/Jay Rosen/Warren Smith]: Quartet! (Mahakala Music) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal 2 (Rough Trade) [06-11] - art pop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Bone Cutter: Bone Cutter (-EP)
  • David Borden: Heaven-Kept Soul (Cuneiform) [03-19] - electronic
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Borderlands Trio [Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson]: Wandersphere (Intakt -2CD) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Christer Bothen 3: Omen (Bocian) [01-30] - jazz
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreux: Bloodstains & Teardrops (Whiskey Bayou) - Louisiana blues [*]
  • Pi'erre Bourne: The Life of Pi'erre 5 (SossHouse/Interscope) [06-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • Darrin Bradbury: Artvertisement (Anti-) [08-20] - Americana [***]
  • Weedie Braimah: The Hands of Time (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die Live (International Anthem) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12) [06-04] - jazz [***]
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New Braxton House -13CD) [06-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Patricia Brennan: Maquishti (Valley of Search) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Olie Brice/Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake With Danger (Vol One) (577) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Bridge of Flowers: A Soft Day's Night (ESP-Disk) [10-22] - jazz [*]
  • Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (Columbia) [07-23] - r&b [*]
  • The Brkn Record: The Architecture of Oppression Part 1 (Mr Bongo) [11-05] - jazz [***]
  • Jakob Bro/Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (ECM) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Alan Broadbent/London Metropolitan Strings: Broadbent Plays Brubeck (Eden River) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Brockhampton: Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (Question Everything/RCA) [04-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Chris Brokaw: Puritan (12XU) [01-15] - indie rock [**]
  • The Brother Moves On: Tolika Mtoliki (Matsuli Music) [10-25] - South African [**]
  • Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid (Bruiser Brigade) [03-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham) [09-17] - art pop [*]
  • Sarah Buechi/Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz [A-]
  • The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune) [08-27] - grime [*]
  • Bugpowder: Cage Tennis (Trytone) [06-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Burial: Chemz/Dolphin (Hyperdub -EP) [05-21] - electronic [*]
  • Burial + Blackdown: Shock Power of Love EP (Keysound -EP) [04-29] - electronic [**]
  • Greg Burk/Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (Tonos -20) [2020-02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Burk: Simple Joys (Tonos) [06-28] - jazz [*]
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (the Songs) (Imperial Distribution) [06-10] - synthpop [B-]
  • Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (Single Lock) [06-25] - blues [**]
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Angels Over Oakanda (Avantgroidd) - jazz [***]
  • Tre Burt: You, Yeah, You (Oh Boy) [08-27] - folk [**]
  • Abraham Burton/Lucian Ban: Black Salt: Live at the Baroque Hall (Sunnyside) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Veryan Weston/Øyvind Stonesund/Dag Erik Kriedal Andersen: Mapless Quiet (Motvind -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Dominic Lash/John Russell/Mark Sanders: Discernment (Spoonhunt) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • John Butcher/Sharon Gal/David Toop: Until the Night Melts Away (Shrike) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • The Buttshakers: Arcadia (Underdog) [11-05] - funk [**]
  • Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz -EP) [06-04] - jazz-funk [B]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Dekadrone (Mute) [04-09] - post-industrial [*]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: BN9Drone (Mute) [04-23]
  • George Cables: Too Close for Comfort (HighNote) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Francesco Cafiso: Irene of Boston: Conversation Avec Corto Maltese (Eflat -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Caflisch: Runaway (Fat Oak -20) [2020-05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Garrett T Capps: I Love San Antone (Vinyl Ranch) [08-20] - country [***]
  • Brandi Carlile: In These Silent Days (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [10-01] - Americana [B]
  • Hayes Carll: You Get It All (Dualtone) [10-30] - country [A-]
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (self-released) [03-19] - country [***]
  • George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (Mahakala Music) [12-14] - jazz [**]
  • Melanie Charles: Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women (Verve) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Enzo Carniel/Filippo Vignato Silent Room: Aria (Menace) - jazz [***]
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold (self-released) [03-19] - country [***]
  • Francois Carrier: Glow (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 1: Sonar (Orbit577) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 2: The Middle (Orbit577) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 3: After Life (Orbit577) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federick Ughi: New York United, Volume 2 (577) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Daniel Carter/Avi Granite: Together Song: The Improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol 1 (Pet Mantis) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Skyline (5 Passion) [09-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope -20) [2020-12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (Afar Music) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Edmar Castaneda: Family (Arpa y Voz) [05-21] - jazz
  • Curly Castro: Little Robert Hutton (Backwoodz Studioz) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage (AWAL) [02-25] - art rock [B]
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby (Ba Da Bing!) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Chai: Wink (Sub Pop) [05-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Joe Chambers: Samba De Marcatu (Blue Note) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Brian Charette: Power From the Air (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bill Charlap Trio: Street of Dreams (Blue Note) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (none) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Cheekface: Emphatically No (New Professor Music) [01-11] - indie rock [***]
  • The Chills: Scatterbrain (Fire) [05-14] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Chisel: Retaliation (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos) [11-26] - punk [*]
  • Chubby and the Gang: The Mutt's Nuts (Partisan) [08-27] - punk [**]
  • Eric Church: Heart (EMI Nashville) [04-16] - country [**]
  • Eric Church: & (EMI Nashville -EP) [04-20] - country
  • Eric Church: Soul (EMI Nashville) [04-23] - country [*]
  • Chvrches: Screen Violence (Glassnote) [08-27] - electropop [***]
  • Margo Cilker: Pohorylle (Loose) [11-05] - country [A-]
  • Circuit Des Yeux: -Io (Matador) [10-22] - art pop [B-]
  • Anansy Cisse: Anoura (Riverboat) [03-05] - African [***]
  • Clairo: Sling (Fader/Republic) [07-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Claudia Quintet: Evidence-based (Flexatonic) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Gerald Cleaver: Griots (Positive Elevation/577) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (Tiger Turn) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Cloud Nothings: The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) [02-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Coast Jazz Orchestra: The Temp (Music by Taylor Ho Bynum, Words by Matthea Harvey) (self-released) [02-17] - jazz
  • Cochemea: Vol II: Baca Sewa (Daptone) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves: Reconvexo (Anzic) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Avishai Cohen: Two Roses (Naive) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Emmet Cohen: Future Stride (Mack Avenue) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Cohen: Winter Sun (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Tom Cohen: My Take (Versa Music) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • J Cole: The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) [05-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Xhosa Cole: Know Them, Know Us (Stoney Lane) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR) (Pi -2CD) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Cosmic Transitions (Cosmic Transitions) [05-12] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (Dropzonejazz) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Combo Lulo: Neotropic Dream (Names You Can Trust) [05-07] - Latin [***]
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution Pt 2 (Loma Vista) [09-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Chris Conde: Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay (Fake Four) [04-04] - hip-hop [*]
  • Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (Summit) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Kiely Connell: Camulet Queen (self-released) [11-12] - country [**]
  • Contour: Love Suite (Good Question -EP) [03-13] - r&b [*]
  • The Contraptionists: Working Man's Dread (self-released) [05-28] - Americana [B]
  • Conway the Machine: La Maquina (De Rap Winkel) [04-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Cookers: Look Out! (Gearbox) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Coral: Coral Island (Run On) [04-30] - alt/indie [B]
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live! (Stretch -2CD) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Spanish Model (UMe) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (Outside In Music) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Cowley: Hall of Mirrors (Mote) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Crazy Doberman: Everyone Is Rolling Down a Hill (Astral Spirits) [09-24] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Theo Croker: BLK2LIFE // A Future Past (Sony Masterworks) [09-24] - jazz [B]
  • Joy Crookes: Skin (Insanity) [10-15] - neo-soul [**]
  • Steve Cropper: Fire It Up (Provogue) [04-23] - blues [**]
  • Theon Cross: Intra-I (New Soil) [10-29] - nu jazz [A-]
  • Rodney Crowell: Triage (RC1) [07-23] - country [***]
  • Cyclone Trio: The Clear Revolution (577) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Citadels & Sanctuaries (5049) [08-20] - jazz
  • Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The News (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Super What? (Silver Age -EP) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lucy Dacus: Home Video (Matador) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Daggerboard: Last Days of Studio A (Wide Hive) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Damata: What's Damata (Dugnad) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Def Presse) [09-03] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Bail Shag EP (self-released -EP) [01-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Danger Dan: Das Ist Alles Von DerKunstfreiheit Gedekt (Antilopen Geldwasche) [04-30] - German [*]
  • Jesse Daniel: Beyond These Walls (Die True) [07-30] - country [***]
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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) [06-04] - blues [***]
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology (International Anthem) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (Weird World) [11-30] [B]
  • Erika De Casier: Sensational (4AD) [05-21] - alt r&b [**]
  • Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (Saddle Creek) [08-27] - alt/indie [*]
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze [*]
  • Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (Stones Throw) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Graham Dechter: Major Influence (Capri) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Joey DeFrancesco: More Music (Mack Avenue) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor/Interscope) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lana Del Rey: Blue Bannisters (Polydor/Interscope) [10-22] - pop [***]
  • Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • 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
  • Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Randal Despommier: Dio C'e (Outside In Music) [02-06] - jazz [B]
  • Dessa: Ides (Doomtree -EP) [12-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boubacar "Badian" Diabate: Mande Guitar (Lion Songs) [06-08] - African [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Dijon: Absolutely (R&R Digital/Warner) [11-05] - neo-soul [B]
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Dinosaur Jr: Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - alt/indie [*]
  • Christof Kurzmann/Sofia Jernberg/Joe Williamson/Mats Brandlmayr: Disquiet (Trost) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • 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-]
  • Dltzk: Frailty (Deadair) [11-12] - indietronica [B]
  • DMX Krew: Loose Gears (Hypercolour) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (self-released) [09-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Pat Donaher: Occasionally (self-released) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Doja Cat: Planet Her (Kemosabe/RCA) [06-25] - hip-pop [A-]
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers: Set Me Free (Louisiana Red Hot) [08-20] - zydeco [***]
  • Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (Lucky Me -EP) [05-07] - breakbeat [***]
  • Dos Santos: City of Mirrors (International Anthem) [10-15] - Latin [*]
  • Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-29] - Africa [***]
  • Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic (self-released) [02-12] - country [A-]
  • Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You (Whirlwind) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • William Doyle: Great Spans of Muddy Time (Tough Love) [03-19] - art pop
  • Drake: Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) [09-03] - hip-hop [B]
  • Hamid Drake/Elaine Mitchener/William Parker/Orphy Robinson/Pat Thomas: Black Top Presents: Some Good News (Otoroku -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (T4T LUV NRG) [10-29] - deep house [**]
  • Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD) [04-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Scott DuBois: Summer Water (Sunnyside) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Ducks Ltd: Modern Fiction (Carpark) [10-01] - jangle pop [**]
  • 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 (self-released) [04-02] - country [***]
  • Hope Dunbar: You Let the Light In (self-released) [11-19] - country [**]
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (West Hill) [02-12] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: Unity (577) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: The Bright Awakening (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (Alchemy) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Jason Eady: To the Passage of Time () - country
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: JT (New West) [01-04] - country [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Mathias Eick: When We Leave (ECM) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Hymn for Hope (Hemli) - jazz
  • Billie Eilish: Happer Than Ever (Interscope) [07-30] - pop [A-]
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Bloodletting (Out of Your Head) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror (Candid) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Elkka: Euphoric Melodies (Technicolour -EP) [05-21] - house [**]
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue (Edition) [09-30] - vocal jazz [B]
  • John Ellis/Adam Levy/Glenn Patscha: Say It Quiet (Sunnyside) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: The Other Shore (Outnote) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse -22) [2022-02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Vincent Neil Emerson: Vincent Neil Emerson (La Honda) [06-25] - country [A-]
  • 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 0/Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Sub Rosa) [02-12] - minimalism [***]
  • Equiknoxx: Basic Tools (Equiknoxx Music) [08-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Noga Erez: Kids (City Slang) [03-26] - electropop [***]
  • Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (Sounderscore) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • EST Gee: Bigger Than Life or Death (CMG/Warlike/Interscope) [07-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Falkner Evans: Invisible Words (CAP) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Family Plan: Family Plan (Endectomorph Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango) [09-10] - Romanian [A-]
  • Alon Farber: Hagiga: Reflecting on Freedom (Origin) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Farnsworth: City of Sound (Smoke Sessions) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Hernani Faustino: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (Don Giovanni) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lorraine Feather: My Own Particular Life (Relarion) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Rory Feek: Gentle Man (Gaither Music Group) [06-18] - country [***]
  • Thomas Fehlmann: Boser Herbst (Kompakt) [04-09] - ambient [A-]
  • Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic (Outside In Music) [04-09] - jazz [*]
  • Jared Feinman: Love Is an Obstacle (West of Philly) [02-12] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • The Felice Brothers: From Dreams to Dust (Yep Roc) [09-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) [10-08] - heartland rock [*]
  • RAP Ferreira: Bob's Son: RAP Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel (Ruby Yacht) [01-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • RAP Ferreira: The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures (Ruby Yacht) [11-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Sierra Ferrell: Long Time Coming (Rounder) [08-20] - country [A-]
  • Andre Ferreri Quintetto: Numero Uno (Laser) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (Run for Cover) [05-21] - emo [*]
  • Joe Fiedler's "Open Sesame": Fuzzy and Blue (Multiphonics) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Alvin Fielder/David Drove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith: The Very Cup of Trembling (Astral Spirits) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (Moshi Moshi) [02-26] - steel pan [A-]
  • Robert Finley: Sharecropper's Son (Easy Eye Sound) [05-21] - blues [***]
  • Fire!: Defeat (Rune Grammofon) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Firm Roots Duo [Chris White/Lara Driscoll]: Firm Roots (Firm Roots Music) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Odin) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • Flatland Cavalry: Welcome to Countryland (self-released) [07-02] - country [*]
  • The Flatlanders: Treasure of Love (Rack 'Em) [07-09] - country [***]
  • Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (Renew) [09-10] - bluegrass [*]
  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (Luaka Bop) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Flow Trio With Joe McPhee: Winter Garden (ESP-Disk) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Threshold (Relative Pitch) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Flukten: Velkommen Hap (Odin) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Flying Lotus: Yasuke [Music From the Netflix Original Anime Series] (Warp) [10-01] - ambient [**]
  • Focusyear Band 2021: Bosque (Neuklang) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Sue Foley: Pinky's Blues (Stony Plain) [10-22] - blues [A-]
  • For Those I Love: For Those I Love (September) [03-26] [***]
  • Adam Forkelid: 1st Movement (Prophone) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • Bruce Forman With John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Reunion! (B4Man Music) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads (Out of Your Head) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Formanek: Imperfect Measures (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Foster/Ben Bennett: Contractions (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Four Tet: Parallel (Text -20) [2020-12-25] - electronic [***]
  • Joel Frahm: The Bright Side (Anzic) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note) [05-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Nick Fraser Quartet: If There Were No Opposites (Ezz-Thetics) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • Fred Again: Actual Life (April 14-December 17 2020) (Atlantic) [04-16] - UK bass [**]
  • Fred Again: Actual Life (February 2-October 15 2021) (Atlantic) [11-19] - UK bass [**]
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Fredson: Nothing but Night (self-released) [10-22] [*]
  • Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler (Origin) [05-21] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dori Freeman: Ten Thousand Roses (Blue Hens Music) [09-10] - country [*]
  • Erik Friedlander: Sentinel (Skipstone -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Friends & Neighbors: The Earth Is # (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • David Friesen & Bob Ravenscroft: Passage (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • David Friesen: Day of Rest (Origin) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Frisque Concordance: Distinct Machinery (Random Acoustics -2CD) [02-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Fred Frith Trio With Lotte Anker/Susana Santos Silva: Road (Intakt -2CD) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz [B]
  • Fucked Up: Year of the Horse () [05-07] - post-hardcore
  • Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (Libra) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake (Libra) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Piano Music (Libra) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Champian Fulton: Live From Lockdown (Champian) [09-14] - vocal jazz
  • Ezra Furman: Sex Education: Songs From Season 3 (Bella Union -EP) [09-17] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Futari [Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito]: Beyond (Libra) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Futari [Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito]: Underground (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Polo G: Hall of Fame (Columbia/Only Dreamers Achieve) [06-11] - hip-hop [*]
  • GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (Karma Chief/Alligator) [08-20] - blues [**]
  • Marta Gabriel: Metal Queens (Listenable) [07-16] - metal
  • Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: A View Through a Slot (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Slava Ganelin/Alexey Kruglov/Oleg Yudanov: Access Point (Losen) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Garage A Trois: Calm Down Cologne (Royal Potato Family) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Garbage: No Gods No Masters (Infectious Music) [06-11] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Nubya Garcia: Source ++ We Move (Concord Jazz) [10-22] - jazz [B]
  • Derrick Gardner and the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (Impact Jazz -20) [2020-07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Garfo: Garfo (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Kenny Garrett: Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Ben LaMar Gay: Open Arms to Open Us (International Anthem) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Gel: Violent Closure (-EP)
  • Myriam Gendron: Ma Delire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found (Feeding Tube) [10-01] - folk [**]
  • The Generations Quartet [Dave Liebman/Billy Test/Evan Gregor/Ian Froman]: Invitation (Albert Murray/John Aveni) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Ghost of Vroom: Ghost of Vroom 1 (Mod Y Vi) [03-18] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Ghost Rhythms: Spectral Music (Cuneiform) [11-19] - experimental [B-]
  • Ghetts: Conflict of Interest (Warner) [02-19] - grime [*]
  • Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios: Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) [04-09] - folk [***]
  • Sean Michael Giddings: Red Willow (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Gift of Gab: Finding Inspiration Somehow (Nature Sounds) [09-10] - hip-hop [A]
  • 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 [***]
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Forgotten City (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (PLZ Make It Ruins) [07-30] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: G_d's Pee at State's End (Consetllation) [04-02] - post-rock [*]
  • Charles Wesley Godwin: How the Mighty Fall (self-released) [11-05] - country [*]
  • Ben Goldberg: Everything Happens to Be (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 [**]
  • The Vinny Golia Quartet: Left, Outside . . . ! (Nine Winds -19) [2019-11-30] - jazz
  • Dennis Gonzalez & Yusef Komunyakaa: Herido: Live at St James Cathedral, Chicago (1999, 8th Harmonic Breakdown) - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Julia Govor: Winter Mute (Jujuka -EP) [04-30] - techno [**]
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Pasquale Grasso: Pasquale Plays Duke (Sony Masterworks) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Pasquale Grasso: Solo Ballads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble: Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert de Joode/Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Cameron Graves: Seven (Mack Avenue) [02-10] - jazz [B-]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • Devin Gray/Ralph Alessi/Angelica Sanchez: Melt All the Guns (Rataplan -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina: Pendulum (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina's Square Peg: Klotski (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Andrew Green: Dime Dancing: The Music of Steely Dan (Shifting Paradigm -20) - jazz
  • Colleen Green: Cool (Hardly Art) [09-10] - indie pop [**]
  • Charlotte Greve: Sediments We Move (New Amsterdam) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Tee Grizzley: Built for Whatever (300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth (RR Gems -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Union (Dreamland) [11-02] - jazz [***]
  • Grouper: Shade (Kranky) [10-22] - folk [*]
  • Guedra Guedra: Vexillology (On the Corner) [03-12] - juke [**]
  • Russell Gunn & the Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra: The Sirius Mystery Opus 4 No 1 (Ropeadope) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Noah Haidu/Buster Williams/Billy Hart: Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett (Sunnyside) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jared Hall: Seen on the Scene (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Rich Halley/Dan Clucas/Clyde Reed/Carson Halley: Boomslang (Pine Eagle) [12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • The Halluci Nation: One More Saturday Night (Radicalized) [07-30] - electronic [***]
  • Halsey: If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Merry & Bright (Capri) [11-19] - Christmas [U]
  • Scott Hamilton/Duke Robillard: Swingin' Again (Blue Duchess) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (Anti-) [11-05] - soul [***]
  • Danny L Harle: Harlecore (Mad Decent) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Entertainment) [01-04] - jazz [*]
  • Corey Harris: Insurrection Blues (CRS) [11-17] - blues [**]
  • Hutch Harris: Suck Up All the Oxygen (self-released -EP) [10-13] - indie rock [**]
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • Chapel Hart: The Girls Are Back in Town (self-released) [08-28] - country [*]
  • John Hart: Checkmate (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • George Haslam/Joao Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (Slam -20) [2020-04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Louis Hayes: Crisis (Savant) [11-12] - 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 [*]
  • Miho Hazama: Imaginary Visions (Edition) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (Chant) [09-14] - jazz [**]
  • Hearth: Melt (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Hertenstein: Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Thomas Heberer: The Day That Is (Sunnyside) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Helado Negro: Far In (4AD) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • David Helbock: The New Cool (ACT Music) [03-26] - jazz [*]
  • Natalie Hemby: Pins and Needles (Fantasy) [10-08] - country [*]
  • Hennessy Six/Colorado Springs Youth Symphony: The Road Less Traveled (Summit) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story (Tiger Turn) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • HER: Back of My Mind (RCA) [06-18] - r&b [**]
  • Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley/Ghost-Note: The Breaks (Decca) [09-03] - orchestral hip-hop [**]
  • Vincent Herring: Preaching to the Choir (Smoke Sessions) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Herskedal: Harbor (Edition) [07-20] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Quietly Blowing It (Merge) [06-25] - Americana [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Homeboy Sandman: Anjelitu (Mello Music Group -EP) [08-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • William Hooker: Big Moon (Org Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Hopkins: Music for Psychedelic Therapy (Domino) [11-12] - ambient [B]
  • Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: Dear Love (Empress Legacy) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Francois Houle/Samo Salamon: Unobservable Mysteries (Samo) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Joseph Howell Quartet: Live in Japan (Summit) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • HTRK: Rhinestones (N&J Blueberries) [09-17] - downtempo [***]
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter) [12-10] - folk [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Iamdoechii: On the Places You'll Go (Doechii -EP -20) [2020-11-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Iamdoechii: Bra-Less (Doechi -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - jazz [**]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Solotude: My Journey, My Vision (Gearbox) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • Iceage: Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) [05-07] - art rock [B]
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Idles: Crawler (Partisan) [11-12] - post-punk [***]
  • Ife: 0000 + 0000 (Discos Ifa) [11-05] - [**]
  • Ikizukuri + Susana Santos Silva: Suicide Underground Orchid (Multikulti) [04-02] - jazz
  • Kari Ikonen: Impressions, Improvisations and Compositions (Ozella) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (Crammed Discs) [03-05] - African rap [***]
  • Il Sogno: Graduation (AUAND/Gotta Let It Out) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Ill Considered: Liminal Space (New Soil) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Illuminati Hotties: Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless) [10-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • ILoveMakonnen: My Parade (Timeless Magic) [04-13] - pop rap
  • In Layers: Pliable (FMR -20) [2020-10-11] - jazz [***]
  • Inawhirl: Streugebilde (Trost) [07-26] - jazz [*]
  • Christone Kingfish Ingram: 662 (Alligator) [07-23] - blues [*]
  • Jack Ingram/Miranda Lambert/Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes (RCA Nashville) [05-07] - country [***]
  • Injury Reserve: By the Time I Get to Phoenix (self-released) [09-15] - experimental hip-hop [*]
  • Mikko Innanen/Stefan Pasborg/Cedric Piromalli: This Is It (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Instant Composers Pool & Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: De Hondemepper (ICP -20) [2020-04-30] - jazz [A-]
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jon Irabagon: Bird With Streams (Irabbagast) [07-02] - jazz [B]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Open the Gates (International Anthem) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Georgia Blue (Southeastern) [10-15] - Americana [B]
  • Ayumi Ishito: Ayumi Ishito & the Spacemen Vol 1 (577) - jazz
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Jackson: Where Have You Gone (EMI Nashville) [05-14] - country [***]
  • Wanda Jackson: Encore (Big Machine -EP) [08-30] - rockabilly [*]
  • Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom (Fridman Gallery) [01-29] - electroacoustic [*]
  • Jaguar: Madremonte (El Palmas) [09-24] - cumbia [*]
  • Arushi Jain: Under the Lilac Sky (Leaving) [07-09] - ambient [***]
  • Jah Wobble: Metal Box - Rebuilt in Dub (Cleopatra) [12-17] - reggae
  • Jake Breaks: Breaksy (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Irene Jalenti: Dawn (Antidote Sounds) [10-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: Bo Jackson (ALC) [08-13] - gangsta rap [*]
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Loraine James: Reflection (Hyperdub) [06-04] - IDM [*]
  • Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee (Dead Oceans) [06-04] - pop [***]
  • Jaubi: Nafs at Peace (Astigmatic) [05-28] - Pakistan [A-]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (Blue Engine) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jazz Daddies: Moontower Nights (self-released) [09-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound (Jazz Plastic) [01-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (Capri) - jazz [*]
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Park Hye Jin: Before I Die (Ninja Tune) [09-10] - cloud rap [**]
  • Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O: Umdali (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Jlin: Embryo (Planet Mu -EP) [12-10] - electronic [*]
  • Sven-Ake Johansson/Niklas Fite/Joel Grip: Swinging at Topsi's (Astral Spirits) [10-01] - jazz [***]
  • Marc Johnson: Overpass (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (Dead Oceans) [07-30] - smooth soul [A-]
  • Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (Northern Spy) [11-05] - jazz
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (S-Curve/EMI) [04-23] - art rock [*]
  • Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) [04-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Theo Jorgensmann/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: At the Fields Edge (Not Two) - jazz
  • Anthony Joseph: The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives (Heavenly Sweetness) [05-07] - spoken word [A]
  • Marcus Joseph: Beyond the Dome (Jazz Re:freshed) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Samara Joy: Samara Joy (Whirlwind) [07-09] - jazz [***]
  • JPEGMafia: LP! (Republic) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ju: III (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Judson Trio [Joelle Leandre/Mat Maneri/Gerald Cleaver]: Light and Dance (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Jungle: Loving in Stereo (Awal) [08-13] - neo-soul [*]
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Na Kozonga (Everloving) [04-23] - African [***]
  • Ka: A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) [08-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Kalabrese: Let Love Rumpel: Part 1 (Rumpelmusig) [10-01] - electronic [**]
  • Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (EEG) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Vera Kappeler/Peter Conradin Zumthor: Herd (Intakt) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Karkhana: Al Azraqayn (Karlrecords) [12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Jonathan Karrant/Joshua White: Shadows Fall (self-released) [05-21] - jvocal jazz [*]
  • Kasai Allstars: Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (Crammed Discs) [05-07] - African [***]
  • Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (NoBusiness -20) [2020-12-25] - jazz [*]
  • Darrell Katz & OddSong: Galeanthropology (JCA) [11-19] - jazz [U]
  • Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [**]
  • Kaytranada: Intimidated (RCA -EP) [11-19] - [*]
  • Charlotte Keefe: Right Here Right Now (Discus) [06-11] - jazz
  • Jacqueline Kerrod: 17 Days in December (Orenda) [12-03] - jazz [U]
  • Eli Keszler: Icons (LucyMe) [06-25] - jazz
  • 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]
  • Kiefer: When There's Love Around (Stones Throw) [08-27] - pop jazz [B]
  • Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi: The Final Studio Recording (2013, Red Hook) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • The Killers: Pressure Machine (Island) [08-13] - heartland rock [*]
  • Frank Kimbrough: Ancestors (Sunnyside) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) [02-19] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Kiwi Jr: Cooler Returns (Sub Pop) [01-22] - alt/indie [***]
  • Craig Klein: Talkative Horns: Musical Conversations on Lucien Barbarin (Tromboklein Music) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • The Klezmatics: Letters to Afar (Chant) [08-18] - klezmer [*]
  • Kojaque: Town's Dead (PIAS) [06-25] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Mick Kolassa: Uncle Mick's Christmas Album (Endless Blues) [10-15] - blues [B]
  • Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Kondi Band: We Famous (Strut) [09-24] [**]
  • Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (Wharf Cat) [10-29] - indie pop [**]
  • Koreless: Agor (Young) [07-09] - prog electronic [B]
  • Alexey Kruglov/Carolyn Hume/Paul May/Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya (Leo) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • John Kruth: Love Letters From the Lazaretto (self-released) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Martin Kuchen & Michaela Antalova: Thunder Before Lightning (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [B-]
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat [***]
  • 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 La Lars: La La Lars III (<1000) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Lady Blackbird: Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music/BMG) [09-03] - jazz [1]
  • Lady Gaga: Dawn of Chromatica (Interscope) [09-03] - pop [*]
  • Mon Laferte: Seis (Universal Music Mexico) [04-08] - Latin [A-]
  • Mon Laferte: 1940 Carmen (Universal Music Group) [10-29] - Latin [***]
  • Julian Lage: Squint (Blue Note) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: I Told You So (Colemine) [01-29] - soul jazz [*]
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell (Get Better) [01-22] - indie rock [***]
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Langhorne Slim: Strawberry Mansion (Dualtone) [01-29] - Americana [**]
  • Jessy Lanza: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [11-19] - house [*]
  • Mary LaRose: Out Here (Little (i) Music) [10-08] - 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 [B]
  • Ada Lea: One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden (Saddle Creek) [09-24] [**]
  • Marthe Lea Band: Asura (Motvind) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Alessandra Leao: Acesa (self-released) [11-17] - Brazil [***]
  • Lean Left: Medemer (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Joelle Leandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (Trost) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Joelle Leandre: Beauty/Resistance (Not Two -3CD) - jazz
  • Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke (self-released) [02-12] - country [A-]
  • Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher: Eightfold Path (Little(i)Music) [10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Pablo Ledesma/Paula Shocron/Mono Hurtado/Pablo Diaz: Inmanencia (Nendo Dango) [08-20] - jazz
  • Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet + Big Band: It's All Your Fault (Savant) [04-23] - jazz [*]
  • Howie Lee: Birdy Island (Mais Um Discos) [04-16] - progressive electronic [*]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Leines: Blood, Sweat, and Beers (self-released) [03-18] - country [**]
  • Joao Lencastre's Communion: Unlimited Dreams (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro: Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • David Leon: Aire De Agua (Out of Your Head) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms) [05-07] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Code of Being (Intakt) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (self-released) [08-26] - folk [**]
  • Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (Audio Daddio) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • SG Lewis: Times (PMR) [02-19] - dance pop [**]
  • Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (Blue Heart) - blues [***]
  • Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane (Dot Time) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remained . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (Col Legno) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Lil Nas X: Montero (Columbia) [09-17] - 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 [B-]
  • Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101) [09-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Tone Poem (Blue Note) [03-12] - jazz [***]
  • LNS & DJ Sotofett: Sputters (Tresor) [07-02] - electronic [A-]
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Now (International Anthem) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • LoneLady: Former Things (Warp) [06-25] - synthpop [**]
  • Luis Lopes/Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Lopez Trio: Live at Roulette (Relative Pitch) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Rocio Gimenez Lopez/Luciana Bass/Fermin Suarez/Rosina Scampino: Reunion En La Granja (Discos ICM) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • L'Orange & Namir Blade: Imaginary Everything (Mello Music Group) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • L'Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, but I Feel Better (Mello Music Group) [09-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • Low: Hey What (Sub Pop) [09-10] - post-industrial [C]
  • Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders: Lockdown Live (Secret) [05-28] - rock [*]
  • Low Cut Connie: Tough Cookies: The Best of the Quarantine Broadcasts (Contender) [05-10] - alt/indie [***]
  • Allen Lowe: A Love Supine: Ascension Into the Maelstrom (ESP Disk) - jazz
  • L'Rain: Fatigue (Mexican Summer) [06-25] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • LSDXOXO: Dedicated 2 Disrespect (XL -EP) [05-14] - hip house [**]
  • Lukah: When the Black Hand Touches You (Raw Materials) [01-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lukah: Why Look Up, God's in the Mirror (Fxck Rxp Rxcxrds) [09-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • LUME [Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble]: Las Californias (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Lump: Animal (Chrysalis) [07-30] - indie pop [**]
  • Brian Lynch: Songbook Vol 1: Bus Stop Serenade (Holistic MusicWorks) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Legacy) [03-19] - country [A-]
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Coltrane (Smoke Sessions) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (Doug MacDonald Music) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii (DMAC Music) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Doug MacDonald: Serenade to Highland Park (DMAC Music) [11-16] - jaz [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Pray for Haiti (Griselda) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho (Griselda) [12-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joao Madeira/Hernani Faustino: dB Duet (FMR) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Sho Madjozi: Limpopo Champions League (Flourish & Multiply -18) - South African [A-]
  • Madlib: Sound Ancestors (Madlib Invazion) [01-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Madre Vaca: The Elements (Madre Vaca) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Shai Maestro: Human (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Magdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Luminelle) [10-08] - synthpop [A]
  • Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes (RareNoise) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Roberto Magris & Eric Hochberg: Shuffling Ivories (JMood) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Roberto Magris: Match Point (JMood) - jazz [**]
  • Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (OA2) [03-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (In a Circle) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Man on Man: Man on Man (Polyvinyl) [05-07] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (SuperEgo) [11-05] - chamber folk [*]
  • Michael Mantler: Coda: Orchestra Suites (ECM) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 1: London (DeepMatter) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 2: Peaks (DeepMatter) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Jucara Marcal: Delta Estacio Blues (QTV Selo/Mais Um) [09-30] - Brazil [A-]
  • Rick Margitza: Sacred Hearts (Le Coq) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Karen Marguth: Until (OA2) [10-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Charlie Marie: Ramble On (self-released) [05-07] - country [**]
  • Shanique Marie: Gigi's House (Equinoxx Musiq) [06-16] - reggae [*]
  • Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Atlantic) [06-11] - pop [A-]
  • Miko Marks & the Resurrectors: Our Country (Redtone) [03-26] - country [A-]
  • Miko Marks & the Resurrectors: Race Records (Redtone -EP) [10-01] - country [**]
  • 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]
  • Terrace Martin: Drones (BMG) [11-05] - r&b [**]
  • Mas Aya: Mascaras (Telephone Explosion) [09-24] - electronic [**]
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane: Ihubo Labomdabu (Unlocked Keys) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (World Galaxy) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster (Capri) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (Big Persona/RCA) [10-18] - trap [**]
  • Shawn Maxwell: Expectation & Experience (Jazzline) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Lyle Mays: Eberhard (self-released) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Mazzarella/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: What You Seek Is Seeking You (Astral Spirits) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message (Blue Note) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Otis McDonald: Beats Vol 3 (Track Tribe) - electronic [*]
  • Peter McEachern: Code 2 (SteepleChase LookOut) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (Resilience) [09-03] - jazz [**]
  • Lori McKenna: Christmas Is Right Here (C&N -EP) [11-19] - country [***]
  • John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (Abstract Logix) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • James McMurtry: The Horses and the Hounds (New West) [08-20] - Americana [A-]
  • Shannon McNally: The Waylon Sessions (Compass) [05-28] - country
  • Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (Corbett vs Dempsey) [12-13] - jazz [**]
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives (300 Entertainment) [10-29] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Tobias Meinhart: The Painter (Sunnyside) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela: MPT Trio: Volume 1 (577) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela Featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls Vol 1 (577) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Melting Mind: Melted Mind (Troglosound) - jazz
  • Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone) [02-26] - funk [B-]
  • Ava Mendoza: New Spells (Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits) [11-26] - jazz [B]
  • Vic Mensa: I Tape (Roc Nation -EP) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mereba: Azeb (Interscope -EP) [05-26] - soul [***]
  • Meridian Brothers/Conjunto Media Luna: Paz En La Tierra (Bongo Joe) [09-17] - Latin [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Mesh: Mesh (Born Yesterday -EP) [06-21] - post-punk [*]
  • Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun (BMG Modern) [03-05] - jazz [B]
  • Pat Metheny: Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) (Modern) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Mexstep: Vivir (Mexstep Music) [11-29] - hip-hop [***]
  • Adi Meyerson: I Want to Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life (Adi Meyerson) [08-06] - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Rested Turquoise (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Migos: Culture III (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Mike: Disco! (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mike.: The Highs. (4TheHomies) [07-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: One to Grow On (Prairie Rose) [08-10] - country [*]
  • Lady Millea: I Don't Mind Missing You (Reconcile) [08-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Allison Miller/Jane Ira Bloom: Tues Days (Outline) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Miller Trio: The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • John R Miller: Depreciated (Rounder) [07-16] - alt-country [A-]
  • Steve Million: What I Meant to Say (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [*]
  • Mimz & Dunn: Infinite Lawn (self-released) [04-12] - hip-hop [B]
  • Ming Bau Set: Yakut's Gallop (Fundacja Luchaj) [10-23] - jazz [***]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: A Railroad Spike Forms the Voice (Balance Point Acoustics) [05-14] - 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 [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Mathias Modica: Sonic Rohstoff (Kryptox) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (Pi) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Charnett Moffett: New Love (Motema) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Mogwai: As the Love Continues (Temporary Residence) [02-19] - post-rock [B]
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Tempest Revisited (Rune Grammofon) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Stitches (Modern) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Ashley Monroe: Rosegold (Mountainrose Sparrow) [04-30] - country [B]
  • Monster Magnet: A Better Dystopia (Napalm) [05-21]
  • Moor Mother: Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Anti-) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Moor Mother & Billy Woods: Brass (Backwoodz Studioz -20) [2020-12-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jason Moran: The Sound Will Tell You (Yes) - jazz
  • Van Morrison: Latest Record Project: Volume 1 (BMG/Exile -2CD) [05-07] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Mother Nature and BoatHouse: SZNZ (Closed Sessions) [04-20] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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-]
  • Roisin Murphy: Crooked Machine (Skint) [04-30] - electropop [*]
  • Bryan Murray & Jon Lundbom: Beats by Balto! Vol. 2 (Chant) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Rachel Musson: Dreamsing (577) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Mustafa: When Smoke Rises (Regent Park Songs -EP) [05-28] - neo-soul [*]
  • Laura Mvula: Pink Noise (Atlantic) [07-02] - synthpop [*]
  • Jo Berger Myhre: Unheimlich Manoeuvre (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Nas: Magic (Mass Appeal -EP) [12-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic -20) [2020-12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Nation of Language: A Way Forward (PIAS) [11-05] - synthpop [**]
  • Natural Information Society/Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (Aguirre/Eremite) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Navy Blue: Song of Sage: Post Panic! (Freedom Sounds -20) [2020-12-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Navy Blue: Navy's Reprise (Freedom Sounds) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jason Nazary: Spring Collection (We Jazz) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri: Felt/Not Said (Auspice NOW) [08-13] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar: Mbalax (Universal) [11-12] - Senegal [A-]
  • Camila Nebbia Quartet: Corre El Rio De La Memoria Sobre La Tierra Que Arrastra Trazos, Dejando Rastros De Alguna Huella Que Hoy Es Numero (Ramble) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • 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]
  • Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family (Legacy) [11-19] - country [B]
  • Nervous Dater: Call in the Mess (Counter Intuitive) [03-12] - alt/indie [**]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Calle Neumann/Ketil Gutvik/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance (PNL) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • New Age Doom: Lee Scratch Perry's Guide to the Universe (We Are Busy Bodies) [11-05] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Maggie Nicols: Creative Contradiction: Poetry, Story, Song & Sound (Takuroku -20) [2020-12-07]
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Niess & the Capitol Bones: The Beat Goes On (Summit) [04-00] - jazz [B]
  • Stephanie Nilles: I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag: The White Flag (Sunnyside) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Nikara [Warren]: Nikara Presents Black Wall Street (self-released) [11-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sebastian Noelle/Matt Mitchell/Chris Tordini/Dan Weiss: System One (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • 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: Nortonk (Biophilia) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • The Notwist: Vertigo Days (Morr Music) [01-29] - indietronica [**]
  • Nova Twins: Supernova (Marshall) [06-17] - noise rock
  • Aaron Novik: Grounded (Astral Spirits) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • NTsKI: Orca (Orange Milk/EM) [08-06] - electronic [**]
  • Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables (Strut) [03-12] - jazz [B]
  • Gary Numan: Intruder (BMG) [05-21] - darkwave [**]
  • Larry Ochs-Donald Robinson Duo: A Civil Right (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Adam O'Farrill: Visions of Your Other (Biophilia) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble: Dreaming in Lions (Blue Note) [09-24] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Okute: Okute (Chulo) [06-04] - Cuban [***]
  • Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (Amigo/Verve Forecast/Republic) [07-17] - pop [A-]
  • OneTwoThree: OneTwoThree (Kill Rock Stars) [10-15] - post-punk [A-]
  • Joy Orbison: Still Slipping Vol 1 (XL) [08-13] - downtempo [**]
  • Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: 80 Anos (Day Dreamer) [10-08] - Brazilian [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Ulysses Owens Jr Big Band: Soul Conversations (Outside In Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Genesis Owusu: Smiling With No Teeth (Ourness/House Anxiety) [03-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Keith Oxman/Frank Morelli: The Ox-Mo Incident (Capri) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Palberta: Palberta 5000 (Wharf Cat) [01-22] - alt/indie [*]
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: I've Got News for You: The Music of Edgar Winter (Sky Cat) [10-15] - big band blues [C+]
  • Pino Palladino and Blake Mills: Notes With Attachments (Impulse) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Phil Parisot: Inventions (OA2) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Caroline Parke: Pause and Pine (self-released) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Evan Parker Quartet: All Knavery and Collusion (Cadillac) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki (Uchimizu) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • Jeff Parker: Forfolks (International Anthem) [12-10] - 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: Painters Winter (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • William Parker: Mayan Space Station (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • William Parker/Patricia Nicholson: No Joke! (ESP-Disk) - jazz [A-]
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: Glass Triangle (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Arlo Parks: Collapsed Into Sunbeams (Transgressive) [01-29] - bedroom pop [A-]
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Parquet Courts: Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade) [10-22] - post-punk [***]
  • Nicki Parrott: If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Alexis Parsons: Alexis (New Artists) [10-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Part Chimp: Drool (Wrong Speed) [06-02] - noise rock [B]
  • Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (Origin) [03-19] - 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 [**]
  • Nicholas Payton: Quarantind With Nick (Paytone -20) [2020-03-03] - jazz
  • Nicholas Payton: Smoke Sessions (Smoke Sessions) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure) [03-26] - electronic [**]
  • Rich Pellegrin: Solitude: Solo Improvisations (OA2) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Griot: This Is Important! (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Greentea Peng: Man Made (AMF) [06-04] - neo-soul [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Perila: How Much Time It Is Between You and Me? (Smalltown Soupersound) [06-25] - ambient [B]
  • Houston Person: Live in Paris (HighNote) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band: Dance Songs for Hard Times (Family Owned) [04-09] - blues [A-]
  • Liz Phair: Soberish (Chrysalis) [06-04] - pop rock [***]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Pieranunzi Fonnesbaek Duo: The Real You: A Bill Evans Tribute (Stunt) [01-29] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Pierce: American Silence (Pierce) [02-26] - folk [*]
  • Dax Pierson: Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction) (Dark Entries) [02-16] - techno [**]
  • Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (Amalgam) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • Pink Siifu: Gumbo'! (Field-Left) [08-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Parlophone -EP) [10-15] - atmospheric drum & bass [**]
  • Cryptic One & Jestoneart [Pirata]: Pirata (Centrifugal Phorce) [04-02] - hip-hop [***]
  • John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (Ghostlight) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof (Rounder) [11-19] - folk [*]
  • Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice (Contagious Music) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pom Pom Squad: Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang) [06-25] - indie pop [**]
  • Pony: TV Baby (Take This to Heart) [04-09] - indie pop [B]
  • Poppy: Flux (Sumerian) [09-24] - shoegaze [***]
  • Charlie Porter: Hindsight (OA2) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Portico Quartet: Terrain (Gondwana) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Portico Quartet: Monument (Gondwana) [11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Maria Portugal: Erosao (Fun in the Church) - jazz [**]
  • Chris Potter: There Is a Tide (Edition -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise (Edition) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Powers/Rollin Duo: Strange Fortune (Astral Spirits) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Pride: I Hate Work (RareNoise) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Professor Cunningham and His Old School: The Lockdown Blues (Arbors) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Punkt. Vrt. Plastik [Kaja Draksler/Petter Eldh/Christian Lillinger]: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Q'd Up: Going Places (Tantara) [10-08] - jazz [B]
  • Masha Qrella: Woanders (Staatsakt) [02-19] - indie pop [***]
  • Queen Esther: Gild the Black Lily (EL) [03-26] - blues [A-]
  • Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (Redefinition) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • R2Bees: Back 2 Basics (Ziiki Media) [11-25] - Ghana [*]
  • R+R=Now: Live (Blue Note) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Two as One (Abray) [09-14] - jazz [*]
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here) [09-24] - country [***]
  • Rainbow Girls: Rolling Dumpster Fire (self-released -EP) [12-06] - folk-rock [*]
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jordan Rakei: What We Call Life (Ninja Tune) [09-17] - art pop [*]
  • Ran Cap Duoi: Ngu Ngay Ngay Ngay Tan The (Subtex) [07-16]
  • Phil Ranelin: Infinite Expressions (ORG Music) [10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) [07-30] - hip-hop [*]
  • Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale (ECM) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Raw Poetic Featuring Damu the Fudgemunk: Big Tiny Planet (Redefinition -EP) [06-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Raxon: Sound of Mind (Kompakt) [06-25] - electronic [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (Slumberland) [04-09] - alt/indie [*]
  • Ruben Reinaldo & Kely Garcia: Acuarel (Free Code) - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams/Tim Daisy/Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes: Solos, Duos, & Trios (Aerophonic -2CD) [06-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra: Bennu (Aerophonic) - jazz
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) [03-03] - vocal jazz [A-]
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Hope (Northern Spy) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Dawn Richard: Second Line (Merge) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Steph Richards With Joshua White: Zephyr (Relative Pitch) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Riders Against the Storm: Flowers for the Living (Divide and Conjure) [02-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Alex Riel/Bo Stief/Carsten Dahl: Our Songs (Storyville) [11-26] - jazz [**]
  • George Riley: Interest Rates: A Tape (self-released) - r&b
  • Stephen Riley: I Remember You (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Ringenberg: Rhinestoned (Courageous Chicken) [03-05] - country [**]
  • The Rite of Trio: Free Development of Delirium (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ritual Habitual: Pagan Chant (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Diego Rivera: Indigenous (Posi-Tone) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Hank Roberts Sextet: Science of Love (Sunnyside) [07-23] - jazz [**]
  • Emily Scott Robinson: American Siren (Oh Boy) [10-29] - folk [***]
  • Porter Robinson: Nurture (Mom + Pop) [04-23] - synthpop [B]
  • 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]
  • Aksel Ronning Trio: ART (Ora Fonogram) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Petite Fleur (Storyville) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose: Last Night . . . (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Ska Dream (Polyvinyl) [04-20] - ska punk [*]
  • Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions) [09-03] - jazz [*]
  • Rostam: Changephobia (Matsor Projects) [06-04] - indie pop [*]
  • Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus (American Dreams) [04-09] - field recordings [B]
  • The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • ROVA: The Circumference of Reason (ESP-Disk) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Andreas Roysum Ensemble: Fredsfanatisme (Motvind) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • RP Boo: Established! (Planet Mu) [09-17] - juke [**]
  • Adam Rudolph Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra: Resonant Bodies (Meta) [12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Rufus Du Sol: Surrender (Rose Avenue/Reprise) [10-22] - prog house [**]
  • Charles Rumback: Seven Bridges (Astral Spirits) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Jana Rush: Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu) [08-13] - footwork [B]
  • Allison Russell: Outside Child (Fantasy) [05-21] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (Towhead) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • Saint Etienne: I've Been Trying to Tell You (Heavenly) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Hasse Poulsen: String Dancers (Sazas) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Dominique Pifarely/Michel Godard/Dejan Terzic: Live Ones: Vol 1 (self-released) [01-06] - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol 1 (Samo) [10-31] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Jaka Berger: Takt Ars Sessions: Vol 2 (Samo) [10-31] - jazz [**]
  • Dua Saleh: Crossover (Against Giants -EP) [10-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Curtis Salgado: Damage Control (Alligator) [02-26] - blues [*]
  • Sten Sandell/Lisa Ullen: Double Music (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • David Sanford Big Band Featuring Hugh Ragin: A Prayer for Lester Bowie (Greenleaf Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Sao Paulo Underground and Tupperware: Saturno Magico (Keroxen) - jazz
  • Sault: Nine (Forever Living Legends) [06-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (City Slang) [01-29] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Nitin Sawhney: Immigrants (Sony Masterworks) [03-19] [A-]
  • Elori Saxl: The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl) [01-22] - ambient [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Sara Schoenbeck: Sara Schoenbeck (Pyroclastic) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Jared Schonig: Two Takes Vol 1: Quintet (Anzic) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jared Schonig: Two Takes Vol 2: Big Band (Anzic) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake: Celebration (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari (Hakuna Kulala) [05-28] - deconsructed club [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure (Fiction) [10-22] - electropop [**]
  • Maria Sena: De Primeira (Ala Comunicacao E Cultura) [04-19] - Brazilian [***]
  • Seth Sentry: Super Cool Tree House (High Score)
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround: This Is Latin Jazz (HighNote) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Serengeti: KDxMPC (self-released -EP -20) [2020-11-09] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Curse of the Polo (self-released) [04-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Have a Summer (self-released) [06-03] - hip-hop [B]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia) [12-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Deacon (Secretly Canadian) [03-26] - r&b [*]
  • Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (Mahakala Music) [12-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Shad: TAO (Secret City) [10-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Shame: Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) [01-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Elvie Shane: Backslider (Wheelhouse) [10-29] - country [*]
  • Almog Sharvit: Get Up or Cry (Unit) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Jaleel Shaw: Echoes (self-relesed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp: Codebreaker (Tao Forms) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Paula Shocron/William Parker/Pablo Diaz: El Templo (Astral Spirits) [10-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Kalie Shorr: I Got Here by Accident (Tmwrk -EP) [08-13] - country [A-]
  • Jacob Shulman: Connectedness (Endectomorph Music) [11-14] - jazz [***]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Sidemen: Sidemen (Summit) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (Afrosynth) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Silbergleit: The Hidden Standard (BluJazz) [05-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak]: An Evening With Silk Sonic (Aftermath/Atlantic) [11-12] - r&b [**]
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Theory of Ice (You've Changed) [03-12] - spoken word
  • Sturgill Simpson: The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain -EP) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8 (Warp) [09-03] - free improv [*]
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility) [ 12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Upstream (Posi-Tone) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Sir Babygirl: Golden Bday; The Mixtape (self-released) [10-29] - pop [**]
  • 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-]
  • Skerebotte Fatta: Appaz (ForTune) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Slide Attack: Road Trip (SACD) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Slowthai: Tyron (Method) [02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ches Smith/We All Break: Path of Seven Colors (Pyroclastic) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Connie Smith: The Cry of the Heart (Fat Possum) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: Breathe (Blue Note) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk 2: See the Birds (Edition) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas R Ewart/Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Sacred Ceremonies (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette & Vijay Iyer: A Love Sonnet for Billie Holiday (TUM) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet: The Chicago Symphonies (TUM -4CD) [11-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Gary Smulyan/Ronnie Cuber: Tough Baritones (SteepleChase) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Life After (Distorted Muse/Fontana North) [10-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rejjie Snow: Baw Baw Black Sheep (Honeymoon/+1) [07-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Martial Solal: Coming Yesterday: Live at Salle Gaveau 2019 (Challenge) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Solemn Brigham: South Street Sinner (Mello Music) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) - vocal jazz
  • Sonic Liberation Front: Moon Rust Red Streets (High Two) [11-30] - jazz [**]
  • Tyshawn Sorey/Alarm Will Sound: For George Lewis/Autoschediasms (Cantaloupe -2CD) [08-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tyshawn Sorey/King Britt: Tyshawn & King (The Buddy System) [10-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Omar Sosa/Seckou Keita: Suba (Bendigedig) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • The Source: . . . But Swinging Doesn't Bend Them Down (Odin) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador) [11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Todd Snider: First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder (Aimless) [04-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Jim Snidero: Live at the Deer Head Inn (Savant) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Cleo Sol: Mother (Forever Living Originals) [08-19] - r&b [***]
  • Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!) [05-14] - jazz [A]
  • Space Afrika: Honest Labour (Dais) [08-27] - electronic [*]
  • Space Quartet: Directions (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary Lab (Concord) [09-14] - jazz [B]
  • Chris Speed: Light Line (Intakt) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Spellling: The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones) [06-25] - art pop [*]
  • Spirit of the Beehive: Entertainment, Death (Saddle Creek) [04-09] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Rossano Sportiello: That's It (Arbors) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Vince Staples: Vince Staples (Blacksmith/Motown) [07-09] - trap [**]
  • The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones (Thirty Tigers) [05-14] - country [B]
  • Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio: Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio (GroundUp Music) [09-17] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Matthew Stevens: Pittsburgh (Whirlwind) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-24] - indie folk [***]
  • John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (Origin) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Strictly Missionary: Heisse Scheisse (Astral Spirits) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Billy Strings: Renewal (Rounder) [09-24] - bluegrass [**]
  • Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight (RVNG Intl) [02-19] - ambient [***]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Stryker: Baker's Circle (Strikezone) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales (RCA) [01-08] - r&b [*]
  • Kevin Sun: <3 Bird (Endectomorph) [08-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Helen Sung: Quartet + (Sunnyside) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Tine Surel Lange: Works for Listening 1-10 (Sofa Music) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Sv1: Health (Curiosity Shop -EP) [10-08] - electronics [**]
  • Steve Swell Quintet Soul Travelers With Leena Conquest: Astonishments (RogueArt -20) [2020-02-11] - jazz [A]
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Fearless (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [04-09] - country pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [11-12] - pop [***]
  • Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) [03-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (ECM) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Craig Taborn: 60 X Sixty (Pyroclastic) [09-14] - jazz
  • Aki Takase/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Auge (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Aki Takase/Daniel Erdmann: Isn't It Romantic? (BMC) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Ohad Talmor Trio: Mise En Place (Intakt) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (Libra) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Koki Solo (Libra) [07-09] - jazz [**]
  • C Tangana: El Madrileno (Sony Music) [02-26] - alt r&b [*]
  • Alexa Tarantino: Firefly (Posi-Tone) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! (New West) [02-05] - power pop [B]
  • Kaidi Tatham: An Insight to All Minds (First Word) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Tele Novella: Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars) [02-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Alfie Templeman: Forever Isn't Long Enough (Chess Club) [05-07] - dance pop [**]
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Yellow (Movementt/Warp) [07-23] - fusion [B]
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (MoonJune) [03-09] - jazz [A-]
  • This Is It!: Mosaic (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Poof (Pi) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Three Layer Cake [Brandon Seabrook/Mike Watt/Mike Pride]: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-14] - jazz
  • Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Thumbscrew: Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Thurst: I'm Gen X () [09-24]
  • Tinashe: 333 (Tinashe Music) [08-06] - r&b [***]
  • The Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums: Wabi Sabi (Sowie Sound) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Tirzah: Colourgrade (Domino) [10-01] - art pop [*]
  • Tony Tixier: I Am Human (Whirlwind -EP) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Don Toliver: Life of a Don (Cactus Jack/Atlantic) [10-08] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Trak Trak: Sur Sur (Ciclismo -20) [2020-10-30] - cumbia [A-]
  • Trees Speak: PostHuman (Soul Jazz) [05-21] - krautrock [*]
  • Vasco Trilla: Unmoved Mover (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Tune-Yards: Sketchy (4AD) [03-26] - alt/indie [B]
  • Turnstile: Glow On (Roadrunner) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • Twice: Taste of Love (JYP/Republic -EP) [06-11] - K-pop
  • Two Much [Reut Regev and Igal Foni]: Never Enough (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (Blue Chopsticks) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Unscientific Italians: Play the Music of Bill Frisell Vol 1 (Hora) - jazz [A-]
  • Uptown Jazz Tentet: What's Next (Irrabagast -20) [2020-10-01] - jazz
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Fools for Yule (Housekat) [11-01] - Christmas [C]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2021 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [C+]
  • U-Roy: Solid Gold (Trojan) [07-16] - reggae [*]
  • Valerie June: The Moon and Stars: Prescription for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul [*]
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Marcelo dos Reis/Salvoandrea Lucifora: Light Machina (Multikulti Project) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Ken Vandermark/Istvaan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: The Field Within a Line (Corbett vs Dempsey) [12-13] - jazz [***]
  • Vario 34-3: Free Improvised Music (Corbett vs Dempsey) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (Edition) [04-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Vasconcelos Sentimento: Furto (Far Out) [07-30] - experimental
  • Carlos Vega: Art of the Messenger (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Caetano Veloso: Meu Coco (Sony Music Brasil) [10-21] - MPB [***]
  • Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (Year0001) [01-08] - post-punk [***]
  • Luis Vicente Trio: Chanting in the Name Of (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (Atlantic) [09-17] - blues rock [**]
  • Tommy Vig: 2022: Jazz Jazz (Klassikus Jazz) [11-03] - jazz [C]
  • Villagers: Fever Dreams (Domino) [08-20] - indie pop [B]
  • Will Vinson/Gilad Hekselman/Antonio Sanchez: Trio Grande (Whirlwind -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Sing a Song of Bird (Skyline) [09-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Pabllo Vittar: Batidao Tropical (Sony) [06-24] - Forro electronico [*]
  • Ghalia Volt: One Woman Band (Ruf) [01-29] - blues [**]
  • Leon Vynehall: Rare, Forever (Ninja Tune) [04-30] - ambient techno [B]
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless (Ladylike) [03-19] - country [***]
  • Michael Waldrop: Time Frames (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (self-released) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Ray Walker: See You Next Time (State Fair) [10-08] - country [**]
  • Summer Walker: Still Over It (LVRN/Interscope) [11-05] - r&b [*]
  • The War on Drugs: I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) [10-29] - heartland rock [*]
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • Dean Wareham: I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of LA (Double Feature) [10-15] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Carlos "Zingaro"/Helena Espvall/Marcelo dos Reis: Turqoise Dream (JACC) [03-14] - jazz [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Frank Rosaly/Aaron Lumley/John Dikeman: Sunday at De Ruimte (Doek RAW) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant (ECM) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Waterparks: Greatest Hits (300 Entertainment) [05-21] - pop [*]
  • Wau Wau Collectif: Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) [02-26] - African [B]
  • We Are the Union: Ordinary Life (Bad Time) [06-04] - ska-punk [*]
  • Weakened Friends: Quitter (Don Giovanni) [11-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Weather Station: Ignorance (Fat Possum) [02-05] [**]
  • Jane Weaver: Flock (Fire) [03-05] - psychedelic pop [**]
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz [U]
  • Faye Webster: I Know I'm Funny Haha (Secretly Canadian) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (Cellar) - jazz [**]
  • Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentine (Amber Inn Productions -EP) [02-14] - vocal jazz [C]
  • Amber Weekes: 'Round Midnight Re-Imagined (Amber Inn Productions) [05-01] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ruth Weiss: We Are Sparks in the Universe to Our Own Fire (Edgetone) [01-26] - jazz poetry [A-]
  • Kanye West: Donda (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [08-29] - hip-hop [C+]
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely, Adolf (Griselda/Empire) [08-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B (Griselda/Empire) [09-24] - hip-hop [B]
  • Tierra Whack: Rap? (Interscope -EP) [12-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tierra Whack: Pop? (Interscope -EP) [12-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tierra Whack: R&B? (Interscope -EP) [12-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Mareike Wiening: Future Memories (Greenleaf Music) [11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Wiki: Half God (Wikset Enterprise) [10-01] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 1: Femenine (New Amsterdam) [06-18] - classical [***]
  • Andreas Willers: Haerae (Evil Rabbit -20) [2020-12-12] - jazz
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (Atlantic) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Jamire Williams: But Only After You Have Suffered (International Anthem) [12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (Spinster) [01-29] - folk [**]
  • Willow: Lately I Feel Everything (MSFTS/Roc Nation/Polydor) [07-16] - emo [*]
  • Lainey Wilson: Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' (Broken Bow) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen (Laika) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Babes Wodumo: Crown (West Ink) [12-10] - African [***]
  • Remi Wolf: We Love Dogs! (Island) [05-05] - pop [**]
  • Remi Wolf: Juno (Island) [08-15] - pop [***]
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) [06-04] - alt/indie [**]
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars: A Gift to Pops (Verve) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Carolyn Wonderland: Tempting Fate (Alligator) [10-08] - blues [**]
  • 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
  • WRD [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (Color Red) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (Joyce Wrice Music) [03-19] - funk/soul [*]
  • Jim Yanda: A Silent Way (Corner Store Jazz -2CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Yard Act: Dark Days (ZEN FC) [02-03] - postpunk [***]
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan/Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (La Reserve) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Yola: Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound) [07-30] - country soul [B]
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise) [12-10] - rock [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Young Thug: Punk (YSL/300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [10-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 7: Joao Donato (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Brandee Younger: Somewhere Different (Impulse) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (Sunnyside) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Zilla Rocca: Vegas Vic (Three Dollar Pistol Music) [07-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Carlos Zingaro/Pedro Carneiro: Elogio Das Sombras (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light (02-12) [J|jazz]
  • John Zorn: Teresa Da Avila (Tzadik) [03-19] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Chaos Magic (Tzadik) [04-16] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) [10-29] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Parables (Tzadik) [07-22] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Nostradamus: The Death of Satan (Tzadik) [08-06] - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim: Harlem (1988, Acid Jazz) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965, Omnivore) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings (1962-65, Omnivore) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: Simigwa (1975, Mr Bongo -18) [2018-00-00] - African [***]
  • Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1963, Blue Note) [06-04] - jazz
  • Khaira Arby: Live in New York 2010 (Clermont Music) [04-30] - African [A-]
  • Neil Ardley & the New Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Calendar: Olympic Studios '66 (Jazz in Britain -EP -20) [2020-10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscope of Rainbows: QEH, 20th October 1975 (Jazz in Britain -2CD) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • 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 Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: 1966: Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control Revisited (1964, Ezz-Thetics) [09-13] - jazz [**]
  • Derek Baiey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Duck Baker: Plymouth Rock: Unreleased & Rare Recordings, 1973-1979 (Tompkins Square -20) [2020-08-07] - folk [***]
  • Duck Baker: Confabulations (1994-2017, ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Billy Bang: Lucky Man (2008, BBE) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Barber: A Trailblazer's Legacy (1951-2018, Last Music -4CD) [04-24] - jazz
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (Moosicus) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • BBQ [Bergisch-Brandenburgisches Quartett]: Vorwiegend Blaus Gezwitscher (SAJ) [03-02] - jazz
  • BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism USA 1981 (SAJ -20) [2020-10-17] - jazz
  • The Beach Boys: Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Capitol) [08-27] - rock
  • The Beaters: Harari (1975, Matsuli Music) [02-26] - African [**]
  • Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018, Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Chuck Berry: Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (Sunset Blvd) [03-26] - rock [***]
  • Chuck Berry: Live From Blueberry Hill (2005-06, Dualtone) [12-17] - rock [A-]
  • Ben Black: Mystery & Wonder (2007, Origin) [11-19] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Salaam/Gotta Groove) [02-26] - jazz [**]
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-thetics) [08-21] - 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 [***]
  • Anthony Braxton: Freedom Years (1969-76, Freedom) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann: Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993, Trost -EP) [05-07] - jazz [B]
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) [10-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Marion Brown: Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-Thetics -19) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [***]
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in Indiana 1958 (American Jazz Classics) [04-21] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Trio: Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1967 (Derry Music) [02-13] - jazz
  • Bush Tetras: Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (Wharf Cat) [11-12] - post-punk [**]
  • Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 (Mute -2CD) [05-28] - krautrock [***]
  • Can: Live in Brighton 1975 (Mute) [12-03] - krautrock
  • Doug Carn: Infant Eyes (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • Ian Carr Double Quintet: Solar Session (1970, Jazz in Britain) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Cash: Live at the Carousel Ballroom April 24 1968 (BMG) [06-29] - country
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (1965, Gearbox) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: The Summer House Sessions (1968, Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry's New Researches: Organic Music Theatre: Festival De Jazz De Chateauvallon 1972 (Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [10-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section: Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (Omnivore) [05-07] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Allen Cohen Big Band: The Oracle [The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 4] (1968, Jazz in Britain -EP -20) [2020-04-05] - jazz [*]
  • Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968, Ezz-Thetics) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Laurence Cook/Jacques Coursil/Warren Gale/Perry Robinson/Steve Tintweiss: Ave B Free Jam (1967, Inky Dot) [11-30] - jazz [B]
  • 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, Warner/Rhino) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991, BluJazz) [05-24] - jazz [*]
  • J Dilla: Welcome 2 Detroit [20th Anniversary Edition] (BBE) [02-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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-]
  • Willie Dunn: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (Light in the Attic) [03-05] - folk [***]
  • Cleveland Eaton: Plenty Good Eaton (1974, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music -20) [2020-12-00] - jazz [*]
  • The Ebony Hillbillies: Barefoot and Flying (2011, EH Music -20) [2020-11-09] - folk [***]
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Berlin 1959 (Storyville) [08-06] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968, Resonance -2CD -20) [2020-11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Craft) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956-1980) (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Resonance -2CD) [06-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Ron Everett: Glitter of the City (1977, Jazzman) [06-04] - jazz [B]
  • Eyedea: Thirty Nine Lines (Crushkill -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years (1995-2009, BMG) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Henry Franklin: The Skipper (1972, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean (Nettwerk -14) [2014-10-14] - folk
  • 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 [***]
  • The Gangsters: The Gangsters (1970s, Albina Music Trust -18) [2018-11-16] - jazz
  • Arv Garrison: The Unknown Arv Garrison: Wizard of the Six String (1945-48, Fresh Sound -3CD) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Gibbs: Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (Jazz in Britain) [06-01] - jazz [**]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Detail-90 (1990, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Jimmy Gourley: The Cool Guitar of Jimmy Gourley: Quartet & Trio Sessions 1953-1961 (Fresh Sound) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra: Fortschritt Und Vergnugen (Random Acoustics -20) [2020-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, Temescal) - jazz
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton: Room of the Present (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Group Sounds Four & Five: Black and White Raga (1965-66, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-29] - jazz [**]
  • Harari: Rufaro/Happiness (1976, Matsuli Music) [02-26] - African [**]
  • Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony (2006-07, Resonance -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Formation: Live '61 (Jazz in Britain -EP) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Free Form & Abstract Revisited (1960-62, Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) [08-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Harriott: Chronology: Live 1968-69 (Jazz In Britain -20) [2020-07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band: Hot Night in Roslyn: 1976 Radio Broadcast Recording (Hobo) [03-11] - country [***]
  • Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers: Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (1990, Nonesuch) [06-29] - country [**]
  • Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69 (Jazz in Britain -2CD) [12-03] - jazz [***]
  • The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Free Flight [The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 3] (1972, Jazz in Britain -2CD -20) [2020-05-29] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Allan Holdsworth/Ray Warleigh/Ron Mathewson/Bryan Spring: Warleigh Manor: The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 1 (1979, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-03-25] - jazz [**]
  • ICP Orchestra: Plays Herbie Nichols in Nijmegen 7 May 1984 (ICP -20) [2020-12-14] - jazz [***]
  • Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [05-26] - jazz [A-]
  • The J Ann C Trio: At Tan-Tar-A (1966, Modern Harmonic/Sundazed) [07-15] [***]
  • Michael Gregory Jackson: Frequency Equilibrium Koan (1977, self-released) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Khan Jamal: Infinity (1982, Jazz Room) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Rudolph Johnson: Spring Rain (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sheila Jordan: Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri) [09-27] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973, Strut) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Hideto Kanai & King's Roar: Ode to Birds (1975, Three Blind Mice/Craftman) [08-18] - jazz
  • Calvin Keys: Shawn-Neeq (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) - jazz [*]
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Nothin' Left but the Rest (1996, 2C2C) [06-08] - pop [**]
  • Jim Knapp Orchestra: It's Not Business, It's Personal (2009, Origin) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Lily Konigsberg: The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now (Wharf Cat) [05-21] - indie pop [*]
  • Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992, Strut) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Land: Westward Bound! (1962-65, Reel-to-Real) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy (1975, Moved-by-Sound) [06-01] - 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 [*]
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session '73 (Mercury/Tuff Gong) [09-03] - reggae [A-]
  • Ron Mathewson: Memorial (1968-76, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-23] - jazz [***]
  • Mathewson & Mathewson: Blow (1976, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-12-31] - jazz [B]
  • Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor, 1969-70 (Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [05-31] - jazz [***]
  • 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] (1974, Atlantic -2CD) [06-11] - jazz [A]
  • Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble: Live at Bing Theatre: Los Angeles, 1985 (Dark Tree) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse (1970, Blue Note -8CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Bheki Mseleku: Beyond the Stars (2003, Tapestry Works) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Mujician: 10 10 10 (2010, Cuneiform) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Carl Magnus Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet: Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 (1976, Jazzaggression) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • The New Jazz Orchestra: Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe (1969, Decca) [09-00] - jazz [***]
  • New Life: Visions of the Third Eye (1979, Early Future) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Volume 2 (2007, Stony Plain) [03-26] - blues [**]
  • The New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64, Ezz-Thetics) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • The New York Contemporary Five: Copenhagen 1963 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Newman: Joe Newman at the Atlantic (1977, Phontastic) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh: Disco Se Aagay (1984, Discostan) [01-22] - Urdu disco [**]
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live at the Knitting Factory (1993, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (1994, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • Leo Nocentelli: Another Side (Light in the Attic) [11-19] [*]
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Gullfoss (Little Mystery) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • The Notwist: The Notwist [30th Anniversary Edition] (Subway) [01-28] - krautrock [*]
  • Ojoyo: Plays Safrojazz (1996, Sunnyside) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Itaru Oki Quartet: Live at Jazz Spot Combo 1975 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey (Superfly)
  • Mike Osborne & Friends: Live at the Peanuts Club (1975-76, Jazz in Britain -20) [2020-04-14] - jazz [***]
  • George Otsuka Quintet: Loving You George (Wewantsounds) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • PAZ/The Singing Bowls of Tibet/Allan Holdsworth: Live in London '81: The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol. 2 (1981, Jazz in Britain, EP -20) [2020-03-22] - jazz [B]
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta (1980, Widow's Taste) - jazz
  • Lee Scratch Perry: The Specialist: The Pama Years (Pama) [09-02] - reggae [***]
  • Lee Scratch Perry & Friends: Black Art From the Black Ark (Pressure Sounds) - reggae
  • Oscar Peterson: A Time for Love: The Oscar Peterson Quartet Live in Helsinki, 1987 (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Pink Floyd: Live at Knebworth 1990 (Pink Floyd) [04-30] - prog rock [***]
  • Plastic People of the Universe: Magicke Noci 1997 (Guerilla) - rock [***]
  • Gregory Porter: Still Rising (Blue Note) [11-05] - jazz
  • Tom Prehn: Centrifuga & Sohlverv (1964, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Tom Prehn Kvartet: Centrifuga (1964, Centrifuga) [07-07] - jazz [***]
  • Elvis Presley: Elvis: Back in Nashville (1970-71, RCA/Legacy -4CD) [11-12] - country [B-]
  • Prince: Welcome 2 America (2010, NPG/Legacy) [07-30] - r&b [*]
  • Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978, Strut -2CD) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist (2005, Origin) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Reim Sextet: Mona Lisa (1973, Jazzaggression) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet: Blue Beginnings (1964, Jazz in Britain) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index (1976, Far Out) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (1989-93, Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979, NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Undulation [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 5] (1981, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Roots: Roots (1975, Frederiksberg) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! [Deluxe Edition] (1995, Geffen/UMe) [03-12] - hip-hop
  • The Rootsman: Essentials 1996-1998 (Akuphone) - dub
  • Roswell Rudd & Duck Baker: Live (2002-04, Dot Time) [11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember: Live Vol 2: 1970 (1970, Jazz in Britain) [03-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Harvie S Trio: Going for It (1985, Savant) [07-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • Schlippenbach & Johansson: Onkel Pos Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 (SAJ) [01-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Bunny Scott: To Love Somebody (1975, Freestile) [02-12] - reggae [*]
  • Screamers: Demo Hollywood 1977 (Super Viaduct) [05-14] - punk [**]
  • Bola Sete: Samba in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1968 (Tompkins Square -3CD) [12-03] - Brazilian jazz [A-]
  • Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Live Down Under (2002, Omnivore) [08-15] - country [**]
  • Archie Shepp: Blase and Yasmina Revisited (1969, Ezz-thetics) [09-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Archie Shepp: Live in Paris 1974 (Transversales Disques) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Shintaro Quintet: Evolution (1984, BBE) [01-22] - jazz [**]
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (Brownswood) [10-29] - African [**]
  • Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (Light in the Attic) [02-05] - rock [**]
  • Nancy Sinatra: Boots (1966, Light in the Attic) [09-17] - rock
  • Steve Slagle: Nascentia (Panorama) [02-25] - jazz
  • 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-]
  • Spitboy: Body of Work (1990-1995) (Don Giovanni) [06-25] - punk [*]
  • Splinters: Inclusivity (1972, Jazz in Britain -3CD) [09-03] - jazz [***]
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm & Blues -2CD) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Star Lovers: Boafo Ne Nyame (1987, Hot Casa) [01-29] - African [***]
  • Stereolab: Electrically Possessed: Switched On, Vol 4 (Duophonic/Warp -2CD) [02-26] - electropop [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Phuong Tam: Magical Nights: Saigon Surf, Twist & Soul (1964-1966) (Sublime Frequencies -20) [2020-10-26] - Vietnamese
  • Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Live at Century City Playhouse 9/9/79 (Nimbus West -20) [2020-12-00] - jazz
  • Horace Tapscott: The Call (Nimbus West) - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor Ensemble: Gottingen (1990, Fundacja Sluchaj -2CD) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor Quintet: Lifting the Bandstand (1998, Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Music From Two Continents: Live at Jazz Jamboree '84 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-30] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) [08-10] - jazz
  • Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (1965-68, Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Taylor Quartet: Mandala (1965, Jazz in Britain) [04-07] - jazz [***]
  • The Thing [Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love]: She Knows . . . (2001, Ezz-Thetics) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • Pat Thomas: The Locals Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006, Discus Music) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou: Rep Pop Du Benin Unite Africaine (Acid Jazz) - African
  • 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 [***]
  • Roseanna Vitro: Listen Here (1982, Skyline) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Butch Warren & Freddie Redd: Baltimore Jazz Loft (2013, Bleebop) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Muddy Waters: The Montreux Years (BMG) [08-27] - blues
  • Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994, ECM) - jazz [***]
  • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote (1969, Decca) [08-13] - 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
  • Barney Wilen: La Note Bleue (1987, Elemental) [06-21] - jazz [***]
  • Mars Williams: Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol 5 (Astral Spirits) [12-03] - 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: Carnegie Hall 1970 (Reprise) [10-01] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Way Down in the Rust Bucket (1990, Reprise -2CD) [02-26] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Young Shakespeare (1971, Reprise) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Island) [05-21] - pop [A-]
  • Alan Lomax's American Patchwork (1978-83, Mississippi) [04-12] - folk [***]
  • Amapiano Now (NTS) [07-22] - African house [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol 2 (Oh Boy) [10-08] - folk [A-]
  • Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa) [09-03] - African [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2) (Soul Jazz) - 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 [**]
  • Edo Funk Explosion Vol 1 (1980-85, Analog Africa) [03-03] - African [**]
  • Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House (Analog Africa) [12-03] - African [A-]
  • Fire in Little Africa (Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • For the Good Times: The Songs of Kris Kristofferson (Ace -20) [2020-12-19]
  • He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate the Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly) [03-29] - metal [B]
  • I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve) [09-23] - rock [***]
  • Indaba Is (Brownswood) [01-29] - African [*]
  • It's a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (Craft -4CD) [10-08] - Latin [**]
  • J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan: Volume 3 (1970-85, BBE -2CD) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972) (Decca -2CD) [07-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Kimbrough (Newvelle) [07-16] - jazz [A-]
  • La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990 (Bongo Joe) [03-05] - electronic [*]
  • Modern Love (BBE) [05-28] - David Bowie tribute [**]
  • Now That's What I Call Music: Outlaw Country (NOW) [01-29] - country [***]
  • Rare.wavs (Vol 1) (Foreign Family) [05-25] - electronic [**]
  • Ritmo Fantasia: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie & House (1982-1992) (Soundway) [12-10] - [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Sacred Soul of North Carolina (Bible & Tire) [10-15] - gospel [A-]
  • Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (Smithsonian -9CD) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • Sum 10 (Second State Audio)
  • The Trojan Story (1961-71, Trojan, 3CD) [06-18] - reggae [**]
  • Turn Me Loose White Man (1900-60, Constant Sorrow, 30CD) - Americana [A]
  • The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes (1954-70, Polydor -2CD) [10-14] - avant-rock [***]
  • Wallahi Le Zein! (Mississippi) [06-18] - Mauritanian [***]
  • What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed (Ace) - rock [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 2: 164
  • Priority 3: 1
  • Priority 4: 1193
  • Priority 5: 287

Total: 1645