Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 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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  • 2 Chainz: Dope Don't Sell Itself () [02-04] - trap
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: 5SOS5 (BMG) [09-23] - new wave
  • 42 Dugg & EST Gee: Last Ones Left (CMG/Warlike/Interscope) [04-08] - hip-hop
  • 49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (New West) [05-13] - country [B]
  • 50 Foot Wave: Black Pearl (Fire) [04-15]
  • 070 Shake: You Can't Kill Me (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [06-03] - art pop [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Social Music at Troost Vol 3: (Other) People's Music (self-released) [01-07]
  • 700 Bliss: Nothing to Declare (Hyperdub) [05-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • 1300: Foreign Language () [04-29]
  • 1990s Chris: The Space Between Paydays () [02-04]
  • !!!: Let It Be Blue (Warp) [05-06] - electropop
  • Σtella: Up and Away (Sub Pop) [06-17]
  • $NOT: Ethereal (300 Entertainment) [02-11] - hip-hop
  • A&M Octet: New Roots (self-released) - jazz
  • Mindi Abair: Forever () [03-18] - pop jazz
  • Kaoru Abe No Future: Another Wrong Way, Again (Presses Precaires) - jazz
  • Abhorrent Expanse: Gateways to Resplendence (Amalgam) - death metal
  • Chris Abrahams/Jim Denley/Robbie Avenaim: Weft (Relative Pitch -21) - jazz
  • Absent in Body: Plague God (Relapse) [03-25] - sludge metal
  • Action Bronson: Cocodrillo Turbo (Loma Vista) [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Tony Adamo: Better Than Picasso at Midnite (Saint Jaz) - jazz
  • Adams/Dunn/Haas: Future Moons (Ansible Editions) - jazz
  • Eve Adams: Metal Bird (self-released) [01-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (Deewee/Because Music) [03-04] - tech house [A-]
  • Lucy Adlington: Ventricles (self-released -EP) [02-14]
  • Antonio Adolfo: Octet and Originals (AAM Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Adult.: Becoming Undone (Dais) [02-25]
  • Adwaith: Bato Mato (Libertino) [07-01]
  • Aespa: Girls (SM Entertainment -EP) [07-08] - K-pop
  • Aeviterne: The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore) [03-18] - death metal
  • Afghan Whigs: How Do You Burn? (Royal Cream/BMG) [09-09] - alt/indie
  • Teno Afrika: Where You Are (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [02-04] - African [***]
  • Agile Experiments: Challenger/Edwards/De Rose (Dave De Rose) - jazz
  • Agvirre: _ _ _ _ _ _ (Surviving Sounds -EP) [01-28]
  • Kyle Aho: Rituals (OA2) [08-19] - jazz [B]
  • Air Waves: The Dance (Fire) [09-09]
  • Aitch: Close to Home (Capitol) [08-19] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Poppy Ajudha: The Power in Us (Virgin) [04-22] - pop [*]
  • Alai K: Kila Mara () [02-28]
  • Ryoko Akama: Songs for a Shed (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Akusmi: Fleeting Future (Tonal Union) - jazz
  • Alawari: Alawari (April) - jazz
  • Federico Albanese: Before and Now Seems Infinite (Mercury KK) [02-25] - modern classical
  • Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (Blue Note) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Aldean: Georgia (Macon/Broken Bow) [04-22] - country
  • Rob Aldridge & the Proponents: Mind Over Matters () [01-21]
  • Alex the Astronaut: How to Grow a Sunflower Under Water (Nettwerk) [07-22]
  • Alexander 23: Aftershock () [07-15]
  • Joey Alexander: Origin (Mack Avenue) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Alexisonfire: Otherness (Dine Alone) [06-24] - post-hardcore
  • All Better: How to Be Alone (Sugar Free) [05-06]
  • Allegories: Endless (Hidden Pony) [04-29]
  • Mike Allemana: Vonology (Ears & Eyes) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Brandon Allen: The Stanley Turrentine Project (Ubuntu Music) [03-03] - jazz [**]
  • Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (BFD) [03-18] - country [B]
  • Harry Allen: My Reverie by Special Request (TYR1102) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Harry Allen & Dave Blenkhorn: Play the Music of Phil Morrison (GAC) - jazz [*]
  • JD Allen: Americana Vol 2 (Savant) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Marina Allen: Centrifics (Fire) [09-16]
  • Jennifer Allum/John Butcher/Ute Kanngiesser/Eddie Prevost: Sounds of Assembly (Meenna) - jazz
  • Almeida/Gibson/Melo Alves/Trilla/Vicente: Dog Star (Spontaneous Music Tribune -21) - jazz
  • Rodrigo Almonte: Distancia (Odradek -21) - jazz
  • Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (Henri Elkan) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Alt-J: The Dream (Infectious Music) [02-11] - art pop [B]
  • Alunah: Strange Machine (Heavy Psych Sounds) [04-15]
  • Cristian Alvear/Cyril Bondi: Latidometrica/Definite Body, at Sea (Insub) - jazz
  • The Amazons: How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me? (Fiction) [09-09]
  • Zoh Amba: O, Sun (Tzadik) [03-15] - jazz
  • Zoh Amba: O Life, O Light Vol 1 (577) [05-20] - jazz
  • Zoh Amba: Bhakti (Mahakala Music) [09-27] - jazz [***]
  • Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin: Ghosted (Drag City) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Roxana Amed: Unanime (Sony Music Latin) [09-16] - vocal jazz [***]
  • American Aquarium: Chicamacomico (self-released) [06-10] - country
  • Yuval Amihai: My 90s Summer (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade) [08-05] - death metal
  • Amorphis: Halo (Atomic Fire) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Analepsy: Quiescence (Miasma) [04-15] - metal
  • Anberlin: Silverline (Equal Vision -EP) [ 07-29]
  • And So I Watch You From Afar: Jettison (Velocity) [02-18] - post-rock
  • And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: XI: Bleed Here Now (Dine Alone) [07-15] - indie rock
  • Chad Anderson: Mellifluous Excursions Vol 1: Where You Been (Mahakala Music) [05-27] - jazz [***]
  • Marisa Anderson: Still, Here (Thrill Jockey) [09-23]
  • Ingrid Andress: Good Person (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) [08-26] - country [*]
  • Dan Andriano & the Bygones: Dear Darkness (Epitaph) [02-11]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (On-U Sound) [04-08] - reggae [*]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Scorchers (On-U Sound) [09-16] - reggae [***]
  • Angles: A Muted Reality (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Animal Collective: Time Skiffs (Domino) [02-04] - psychedelic pop [B]
  • Animals as Leaders: Parrhesia (Sumerian) [03-25]
  • Anitta: Versions of Me (Warner) [04-12] - Brazil [***]
  • Anorak Patch: By Cousin Sam (Nice Swan -EP) [ 04-29]
  • Anteloper: Pink Dolphins (International Anthem) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Deaton Chris Anthony: Sid the Kid (Dirty Hit) [07-29]
  • Anthropods: Anthropods (Discus Music -21) - jazz
  • Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (self-released) [06-17] - country [*]
  • Anxious: Little Green House (Run for Cover) [01-21] - emo
  • Apartment House: John Cage: Hymnkus/Thoreau Drawings/Two (Another Timbre) - modern classical
  • Apink: Horn (IST) [02-14] - K-pop
  • Omar Apollo: Ivory (Warner) [04-08] - alt r&b [**]
  • Apollo Ghosts: Pink Tiger (You've Changed) [03-11]
  • Joe Appleford: Dystopian Dreams, Utopian Nightmares (AWAL) [08-19]
  • APRE: A001 () [03-01]
  • Florian Arbenz/Joao Barradas/Tineke Postma/Rafael Jerjen: Conversation #5: Elemental (Hammer) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #6 & #7 (Hammer) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • ARC Trio and the John Daversa Big Band: The Music of MSM Schmidt (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Arcade Fire: We (Columbia) [05-06] - chamber pop [***]
  • Arch Enemy: Deceivers (Century Media) [08-12] - metal
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist at Abbey Road (Epitaph) [03-25]
  • Archive: Call to Arms & Angels () [04-29]
  • Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (Hijinxx -EP) [03-10] - jungle [**]
  • Eslabon Armado: Nostalgia () [05-05]
  • The Armed: Ultrapop: Live at the Masonic () [07-15]
  • JoVia Armstrong & Eunoia Soiety: The Antidote Suite (Black Earth Music) [07-15] - jazz
  • Jeff Arnal/Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct (Mahakala Music) [08/19] - jazz [***]
  • ArrDee: Pier Pressure (Island) [03-18] - UK hip-hop
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On (Challenge) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Art D'Ecco: After the Head Rush (Paper Bag) [06-24]
  • Artificial Brain: Artificial Brain (Profound Lore) [06-03] - technical death metal
  • Arp: New Pleasures (Mexican Summer) [07-15]
  • Artsick: Fingers Crossed (Slumberland) [01-21]
  • As It Is: I Went to Hell and Back (Fearless) [02-04] - pop punk
  • Asa: V () [02-25]
  • Tom Ashbrook: Ko:da (The Other Songs -EP) [03-25]
  • Tom Aspaul: Life in Plastic () [05-30]
  • Oli Astral: From the Astral () [01-14] - crossover jazz
  • Astrel K: Flickering I () [04-29]
  • Astronoid: Radiant Bloom (3Dot) [06-04]
  • Felicia Atkinson: Image Language (Shelter Press) [06-24] - ambient
  • Au Suisse: Au Suisse (City Slang) [08-19]
  • Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (Make Music) [06-17] - electroacoustic [**]
  • Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (Glassnote) [01-11] - folk pop [B]
  • Author & Punisher: Kruller (Relapse) [02-11] - drone metal
  • Automatic: Excess (Stones Throw) [06-24]
  • Autopsy: Morbidity Triumphant (Peaceville) [09-30] - metal
  • Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (Glitterbeat) [06-10] - African [*]
  • Carlos Averhoff Jr: Together (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Kee Avil: Crease (Constellation) [03-11]
  • Awolnation: My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers, and Me () [05-06]
  • Alex Apolo Ayala: Bambula (Truth Revolution) [02-11] - jazz
  • Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (Mais Um Discos) [06-24] - African [**]
  • Ab Baars/Terrie Ex/Kaja Draksler: When the Hills Run Across the Fields: Live in Nickelsdorf (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-26] - jazz
  • Babeheaven: Sink Into Me (Believe) [03-18] - indie pop
  • Babehoven: Sunk (Double Double Whammy -EP) [03-04] - indie folk
  • Baby Dave: Monkey Brain (self-released) [04-22]
  • Baby Strange: World Below (Icons Creating Evil Art) [06-17]
  • Babyface Ray: Face (Empire) [01-28] - trap
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew: Disrespectful (Relentless) [02-18] - hip house
  • Bad Breeding: Human Capital (One Little Independent) [07-08]
  • Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas Entertainment) [05-06] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bad Omens: The Death of Peace of Mind (Sumerian) [02-25] - industrial metal
  • Joey Bada$$: 2000 (Pro Era/Cinematic/Columbia) [07-22] - pop rap
  • Badge Epoque Ensemble: Clouds of Joy (Telephone Explosion) [09-09]
  • Elles Bailey: Shining in the Half Light () [02-25]
  • Lee Bains + the Glory Fires: Old-Time Folks (Don Giovanni) [08-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Bakar: Nobody's Home (Black Butter) [02-25] - indie pop
  • Baldrian Quartett: Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdy: Streichquartette: Entschlummern Sollst Du, Solst Entschlummern (Bruit) - classical
  • Joshua Dylan Balis: We're on Fire () [05-13]
  • Jon Balke/Siwan: Hafla (ECM) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • Mat Ball: Amplified Guitar () [07-01] - drone
  • Ballister: Chrysopoeia (Aerophonic/Not Two) - jazz
  • Bambara: Love on My Mind (Wharf Cat -EP) [02-25] - post-punk
  • Lucian Ban: Ways of Disappearing (Sunnyside) [05-13] - jazz
  • Band of Horses: Things Are Great (BMG) [03-04] - indie rock [*]
  • Banks: Serpentina (AWAL) [04-08]
  • Jacob Banks: Lies About the War (Nobody) [08-26]
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable 2 (Money by Any Means/Empire) [07-15] - hip-hop
  • Richard Baratta: Music in Film: The Sequel (Savant) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Poetic (Vision Ahead) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Caterina Barbieri: Spirit Exit (Light-Years) [07-08] - electronics [**]
  • Barcelona Art Orchestra: Ragtime Stories (UnderPool) [02-18] - jazz
  • Gregor Barnett: Don't Go Throwing Roses in My Grave (Epitaph) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Brad Barr: The Winter Mission () [01-21]
  • Kris Barras Band: Death Valley Paradise (Mascot) [03-04]
  • Barrie: Barbara (Winspear) [03-25] - indie pop
  • Bas Jan: Baby U Know (Lost Map) [01-28] - art pop
  • Basement Revolver: Embody () [02-18] - dream pop
  • Wiliam Basinski & Janek Schaefer: . . . On Reflection (Temporary Residence) [04-29] - ambient
  • Bastille: Give Me the Future (Virgin/EMI) [02-04] - synthpop [B]
  • Battle Trance: Green of Winter (New Amsterdam) [08-26]
  • Pascal Battus/Michel Doneda: Miracle (Potlatch -21) - jazz
  • Batu: Opal (Timedance) [04-29]
  • Baum Sae: Communication (self-released) [07-29] - jazz
  • Quentin Baxter Quintet: Art Moves Jazz (BME) [08-12] - jazz [U]
  • James Bay: Leap (EMI/Republic) [07-08]
  • Edwin Bayard/Dean Hulett/Mark Lomax II [Mark Lomax Trio]: Trio Plays Mingus (CFG Multimedia) - jazz [***]
  • Baynk: Adolescence (Allpoints) [01-14]
  • Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (self-released) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • The BBB Featuring BNernie Dresel: The Pugilist (self -21) - jazz
  • Beabadoobee: Beatopia (Dirty Hit) [07-15] - indie pop [***]
  • Beach Bunny: Emotional Creature (Mom + Pop) [07-22] - power pop
  • Beach House: Once Twice Melody (Sub Pop) [02-18] - dream pop [**]
  • Kenny Beats: Louie (XL) [08-31] - instrumental hip-hop [*]
  • Jeff Beck/Johnny Depp: 18 (Rhino) [07-15]
  • Burak Bedikyan: Introspection (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (Human by Default -EP) [03-30] - house [**]
  • Been Stellar: Been Stellar (So Young -EP) [08-12]
  • Behemoth: Opvs Contra Natvram () [09-16]
  • Martin Bejerano: #Cubanamerican (Figgland) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Belief: Belief (Lex) [07-15]
  • Andy Bell: Flicker (Sonic Cathedral) [02-11] - indie pop [***]
  • Belle and Sebastian: A Bit of Previous (Matador) [05-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Benee: Lychee (Republic -EP) [03-04] - indie pop
  • Alec Benjamin: Un(Commentary) (Elektra) [04-15] - indie pop
  • Charlotte Rose Benjamin: Dreamtina () [04-22]
  • Benny the Butcher: Tana Talk 4 (Griselda/Empire) [03-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kristin Berardi: The Light & the Dark (Earshift Music) [10-14] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Johannes Berauer: Vienna Chamber Diaries Plus Strings (Basho) - classical
  • Adam Berenson: Homages and Worlds (Dream Play) - jazz
  • Karl Berger/Max Johnson/Billy Mintz: Sketches (Fresh Sound) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sasha Berliner: Onyx (self-released) [07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Will Bernard: Pond Life (Dreck to Disk) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Berne/Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars (Intakt) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne + Nasheet Waits: Tangled (Screwgun) - jazz
  • Sarah Bernstein: Veer Quartet (New Focus) [09-02] - jazz [U]
  • Steven Bernstein's MTO feat Catherine Russell: Good Time Music [Community Music Vol 2] (Royal Potato Family) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9: Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol 3) (Royal Potato Family) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Popular Culture (Community Music Vol 4) (Royal Potato Family -EP) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Berries: How We Function (Xtra Mile) [07-08]
  • Camille Bertault & David Helbock: Playground (ACT) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • The Beths: Expert in a Dying Field (Carpark) [09-16] - power pop [***]
  • Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star (Big Dada) [06-17] - r&b [**]
  • Beyonce: Renaissance (Parkwood/Columbia) [07-29] - dance pop [***]
  • BFTT: Redefines (Tobago Tracks) [05-05] - IDM
  • Bi Ba Doom: Graceful Collision (Astral Spirits) [08-05] - jazz
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Big Big Train: Welcome to the Planet (English Electric) [01-28]
  • Big KRIT: Digital Roses Don't Die (BMG) [02-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) [02-11] - folk rock [A-]
  • Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (self-released -EP) [09-23] - blues [*]
  • Binker & Moses: Feeding the Machine (Gearbox) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Shawny Binladen: Wick City (WCF the Label) [03-31]
  • David Binney: A Glimpse of the Eternal (Criss Cross) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • David Binney: Tomorrow's Journey (Ghost Note) - jazz
  • Nat Birchall: Afro Trane (Ancient Archive of Sound) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Alex Bird: You Are the Light and the Way (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Andrew Bird: Inside Problems (Loma Vista) [06-03]
  • Bird in the Belly: After the City () [02-25]
  • Michael Bisio: Inimitable (Mung) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp: The Flow of Everything (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-21] - jazz
  • Michael Bisio Quartet: MBefore (Tao Forms) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bitch: Bitchcraft (Kill Rock Stars) [02-04]
  • Bitchin Bajas: Bajascillators (Drag City) [09-02] - electronic [**]
  • Bitter Branches: Your Neighbors Are Failures (Equal Vision) [02-25] - hardcore punk
  • Bjork: Fossora (One Little Independent) [09-30] - art pop [B]
  • Black Country, New Road: Ants From Up There (Ninja Tune) [02-04] - art rock [*]
  • Black Doldrums: Dead Awake (Fuzz Club) [03-11]
  • Black Dresses: Forget Your Own Face (Blacksquares) [02-15] - electro-industrial
  • Black Flower: Magma (Sdban Ultra) [01-28] - Ethio-jazz [***]
  • The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) [05-13] - blues rock [B]
  • Black Lung: Dark Waves (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-27]
  • Black Midi: Hellfire (Rough Trade) [07-15] - avant-prog
  • Black Sky Giant: End of Days Pilgrimage (self-released) - stoner metal
  • Black Star: No Fear of Time (self-released) [05-03] - hip-hop
  • Blackcloudsummoner: Chaos Never Dies (self-released -EP) [01-24]
  • Blackhaine: Armour II (Because Music -EP) [06-10] - UK hip-hop
  • Blackpink: Born Pink (YG Entertainment) [09-16] - K-pop
  • Blackwinterwells: Crystal Shards (Eyeball) [04-29]
  • Bladee & Ecco2k: Crest (Year0001) [03-17] - cloud rap [*]
  • Blackwinterwells: Crystal Shards (Eyeball) [04-29]
  • Jean-Michel Blais: Aubades (Mercury KX) [02-04] - chamber music
  • Ewan Bleach Quartet: Ewan, the Night 'N the Music (self) - jazz
  • Bleed From Within: Shrine (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Mary J Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous (300/Mary Jane Productions) [02-11] - r&b [A-]
  • Blind Guardian: The God Machine (Nuclear Blast) [09-02] - power metal
  • The Blinders: Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1) (-EP) [01-21]
  • Bloc Party: Alpha Games (Infectious/BMG) [04-29] - alt/indie [B]
  • Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (InDent/Mercury Nashville) [02-11] - country [*]
  • Blood Command: Praise Armageddonism (Hassle) [07-01] - metal
  • Blood Incantation: Timesave Zero (Century Media) [02-25] - space abient
  • Blood Red Shoes: Ghosts on Tape (Velveteen) [01-14] - indie rock
  • Bloodbath: Survival of the Sickest (Napalm) [09-09] - metal
  • Bloodmist: Arc (5049) - jazz
  • Bloodywood: Rakshak (self-released) [02-18] - nu metal
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: See Our Way (Radiolegs) [04-01] - jazz [+]
  • Jane Ira Bloom: Picturing the Invisible: Focus 1 (self-released) [07-12] - jazz [***]
  • Blossoms: Ribbon Around the Bomb (EMI) [04-29] - indie pop
  • Jake Blount: The New Faith (Smithsonian Folkways) [09-23]
  • Blue Lab Beats: Motherland Journey (Blue Adventure) [02-25] - neo-soul
  • Blue Reality Quartet!: Ella's Island (Mahakala Music) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Nicki Bluhm: Avondale Drive (Compass) [06-03]
  • Daniel Blumberg: The World to Come [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Mute) [01-14] - soundtrack
  • Blushing: Possessions (Kanine) [02-18]
  • Blut Aus Nord: Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti) [05-20]
  • Larry Bluth Trio: Never More Here (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Blxst: Before You Go () [04-22] - r&b
  • Naima Bock: Giant Palm (Sub Pop) [07-01] - indie folk
  • Bodega: Broken Equipment (What's Your Rupture?) [03-11] - art punk
  • Bodi Bill: I Love U I Do (Sinnbus) [03-25]
  • Body Type: Everything Is Dangerous but Nothing's Surprising (Poison City) [05-20]
  • Bodyjar: New Rituals () [02-04]
  • Bodysnatcher: Bleed-Abide (MNRK Heavy) [04-22] - metal
  • Lucia Boffo: Nomade (Ears & Eyes) [03-04] - jazz
  • BOJ: Gbagada Express (Moves) [04-22]
  • Kate Bollinger: Look at It in the Light (Ghostly International -EP) [04-22]
  • Axel Boman: Luz (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Axel Boman: Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Bomber: Nocturnal Creatures (Napalm) [03-25]
  • Bonobo: Fragments (Ninja Tune) [01-14] - downtempo [*]
  • The Boo Radleys: Keep on With Falling (Boostr) [03-11] - pop rock
  • Sarah Borges: Together Alone (Blue Corn Music) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Boris: W (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-rock [B-]
  • Boris: Heavy Rocks (Relapse) [08-12] - stoner metal
  • Nathan Borton: Each Step (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Andrew Boudreau: Neon (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-28] - jazz [***]
  • Boulevards: Electric Cowboy: Born in Carolina Mud (Normaltown) [02-11]
  • Matthew Bourne/Emil Karlsen: The Embalmer (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Bouvier: Blachant (Renewell) [04-13] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Bowling for Soup: Pop Drunk Snot Bread (Brando) [04-22]
  • Tim Bowness: Butterfly Mind (InsideOut) [08-05]
  • Boy Harsher: The Runner [Original Soundtrack] (Nude Club) [01-21]
  • Boyo: Echoes Like Memories () [03-11]
  • Andrea Brachfeld & Insight: Evolution (Origin) - jazz
  • Bobby Bradford & Friends: Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home (Cryptogramophone) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • The Kevin Brady Electric Orchestra: Plan B (Ubuntu Music -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Michelle Branch: The Trouble With Fever (Nonesuch) [09-16]
  • Anthony Braxton/James Fei: Duet (Other Minds) 2021 (Other Minds) [09-02] - jazz
  • Breath of Air: Breath of Air (Burning Ambulance) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Breland: Cross Country (Atlantic) [09-09] - country
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees (A) [06-24]
  • Brigade: Dissonance () [05-13]
  • Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (Ropeadope) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Brimheim: Can't Hate Myself Into a Different Shape () [01-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Alan Broadbent Trio: Like Minds (Savant) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Owen Broder: Hodges: Front and Center, Vol 1 (Outside In Music) [10-14] - jazz [U]
  • The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (Broken Spokes Music) [07-15] - country [**]
  • Bobby Broom: Keyed Up (Steele) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Brother Brothers: Cover to Cover (Compass) [08-05]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino: The Intellect Given Birth to Here (Eternity) Is Too Young (Black Editions) [09-12] - jazz
  • Alex Brown: The Dark Fire Sessions (self) - jazz
  • James Brown: Song Within the Story (NGP) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Brown/Juan Pablo Carletti: Fertile Garden (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • The Brown Brothers: Explain Relativity (Brincadeiro -21) - jazz
  • Dan Bruce's Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (Shifting Paradigm) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Zach Bryan: American Heartbreak () - country
  • Michael Buble: Higher (Reprise) [03-25]
  • Buck 65/Tachichi: Flash Grenade (Black Buffalo) [05-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Buck 65: King of Drums (self-released) [06-10] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler: For All Our Days That Tear the Heart (EMI) [06-10]
  • Buddy: Superghetto (RCA) [03-25]
  • Built to Spill: When the Wind Forgets Your Name (Sub Pop) [09-09] - indie rock
  • Buke and Gase/Rahrah Gabor: Buke and Gase + Rahrah Gabor (Brassland -EP) [ 02-11]
  • Basia Bulat: The Garden (Secret City) [02-25]
  • Bunuel: Killers Like Us (Profound Lore) - heavy noise-rock
  • Dai Burger: Back in Ya Mouf (self-released -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • Rob Burger: Marching With Feathers (Western Vinyl) [02-11]
  • Tim Burgess: Typical Music (Bella Union) [09-23] - psychedelic pop
  • Burial: Antidawn EP (Hyperdub) [01-06] - electronic [B-]
  • Burna Boy: Love, Damini (Atlantic) [07-08] - African [**]
  • T Bone Burnett/Jay Bellerose/Keefus Ciancia: The Invisible Light: Spells (Verve) [08-05]
  • Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (Afar Music) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Burton/McPherson Trio: The Summit Rock Session at Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Lauren Bush: Dream Away (self -21) - vocal jazz
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased (Ni Vu Ni Connu) - jazz
  • Butcher Brown: Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey (Concord Jazz) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Igor Butman: Only Now (self) - jazz
  • Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (self-released) [04-15] - country [*]
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard: Backhand Deals (Communion Records) [02-25]
  • Buzzcocks: Sonics in the Soul (Cherry Red) [09-23]
  • Bvdub: Violet Opposition () [02-04]
  • Chouk Bwa & the Angstromers: Ayiti Kongo Dub #1 (Bongo Joe -EP) [07-01] - Haitian [*]
  • Chris Byars: Rhythm and Blues of the 20s (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective: Reflections (BBE) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Valentin Caamano: All the Gods (Tiny Moon) - jazz
  • Camila Cabello: Familia (Epic) [04-08] - Latin pop [A-]
  • The Cactus Blossoms: One Day () [02-11]
  • Cafe Kaput: Maritime: Themes & Textures (Clay Pipe Music) [03-11]
  • Cage Fight: Cage Fight (Candlelight) [05-13]
  • Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (Daughters of Cain) [05-12] - dream pop [*]
  • Calexico: El Mirador (Anti-) [04-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Caliban: Dystopia (Century Media) [04-22]
  • Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Blind Date Party (Drag City -21) [2021-12-10]
  • The Callous Daoboys: Celebrity Therapist (MNRK) [09-02] - mathcore
  • Cam'ron & A-Trak: U Wasn't There (Empire) [09-23] - hip-hop
  • Alex Cameron: Oxy Music (Secretly Canadian) [03-11] - soft rock
  • Camp Cope: Running With the Hurricane (Run for Cover) [03-25] - alt-rock [*]
  • Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs: External Combustion () [03-04]
  • Cancer Bats: Psychic Jailbreak (Bat Skull/New Damage) [04-15]
  • Candelabrum: Nocturnal Trance () [04-29] - atmospheric black metal
  • Candy: Heaven Is Here (Relapse) [06-24] - metal
  • Laura Cannell: Antiphony of the Trees () [03-11]
  • Cannons: Fever Dream (Columbia) [03-25]
  • Ilaria Capalbo: Karthago (Bluenord) - jazz
  • Lucio Capece/Katie Porter: Phase to Phase (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Caracara: New Preoccupations (Memory Music) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • S Carey: Break Me Open (Jagjaguwar) [04-22]
  • Willi Carlisle: Peculiar, Missouri (Free Dirt) [07-15] - folk [***]
  • Rosie Carney: I Wanna Feel Happy (Color Study) [05-27]
  • Caroline: Caroline (Rough Trade) [02-25] - post-rock [B]
  • Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Sabrina Carpenter: Emails I Can't Send (Island) [07-15] - alt-pop
  • Carpenter Brut: Leather Terror (No Quarter) [04-01] - darksynth
  • Carrion Vael: Abhorrent Obsessions (Unique Leader) [08-12] - metal
  • Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (Little Village Foundation -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Daniel Carter/Ayumi Ishito/Eric Plaks/Zach Swanson/Jon Panikkar: Open Question Vol 1 (577) [01-22] - jazz
  • Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol 2 (577) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putnam/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Telepatica (577) [06-27] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Evan Strauss/5-Track/Sheridan Riley: The Uproar in Bursts of Sound and Silence (577) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-12-14] - jazz [**]
  • George Cartwright/Steve Hirsh/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Kelley Hurt: Notice That There (Mahakala Music) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Caruana: Strange Planet (Tea Sea) [03-04] - hip-hop
  • Hugo Carvalhais: Ascetica (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Cassels: A Gut Feeling () [02-04]
  • Matt Castillo: How the River Flows (Texace) [03-04] - country
  • Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (self-released) [02-04] - bluegrass [***]
  • Cat Power: Covers (Domino) [01-14] - indie rock [B]
  • Cathe: Chill Out Punk (Traum Weiter!) [01-14] - German [***]
  • Philip Catherine/Paulo Morello/Sven Faller: Pourquoi (Enja/Yellowbird) [01-09] - jazz
  • Nick Cave: Seven Psalms (Cave Things -EP) [06-17] - spoken word
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: La Panthere Des Neiges (Lakeshore -21) [2021-12-17] - soundtrack
  • Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (Relapse) [05-20] - metal [B-]
  • Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (BluJazz) [05-09] - jazz [B]
  • Celeste: Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - black metal
  • Celestial Season: Mysterium I (Burning World) [04-22] - metal
  • Central Cee: 23 (self-released) [02-25] - UK drill [***]
  • Helena Celle: Music for Counterflows (False Walls) [07-15]
  • Ceramic Animal: Sweet Unknown () [03-04]
  • Kevin Cerovich: Aging Millennial (CVJ) - jazz [B]
  • Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatini/Carlos Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (Other Minds) [08-04] - avant-garde [*]
  • The Chainsmokers: So Far So Good (Disruptor/Columbia) [05-13] - shitcore
  • Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (Luaka Bop) [04-01] - gospel [A-]
  • Johnny Chang/Keir GoGwilt: Hope Lies Fallow (Another Timbre)
  • Tom Chaplin: Midpoint (BMG) [09-02]
  • Brian Charette: Jackpot (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Tanika Charles: Papillon De Nuit: The Night Butterfly (Record Kicks) - vocal jazz
  • Charli XCX: Crash (Asylum) [03-18] - dance pop [A-]
  • Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography (Tzadik) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Justin Chart: Live in Los Angeles (Universal -21) - jazz
  • Justin Chart: The Scarlet Jazz Room (Universal) - jazz
  • Chase and Status: What Came Before (Virgin EMI) [06-10]
  • Chastity: Suffer Summer (Deathwish) [01-13] - indie rock
  • Chat Pile: God's Country (The Flenser) [07-29] - sludge metal
  • The Chats: Get Fucked (Bargain Bin) [08-19] - garage punk [***]
  • Che Noir: Food for Thought (TCF Music Group) [01-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Cheekface: Too Much to Ask (self-released) [08-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • The Chemistry Set: Pink Felt Trip (Fruits De Mer) [06-03]
  • Eric Chenaux: Say Laura (Constellation) [02-18]
  • Neneh Cherry: The Versions (EMI) [06-10] [B]
  • Cyrus Chestnut: My Father's Hands (HighNote) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (Chicago Farmer -EP) [03-04] - Americana [*]
  • Chief and the Doomsday Device: Flux Populi (Frownland)
  • Chief Keef: 4Nem (Glo Gang/RBC -21) [2021-12-17] - hip-hop [B]
  • Child of Illusion: Khimaira (Relative Pitch) [05-13] - jazz
  • Rachel Chinouriri: Better Off Without (Parlophone/Atlas -EP) [05-20] - pop [*]
  • Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Aland Islands (International Anthem) [03-11] - ambient [A-]
  • Matt Choboter's Hypnopompia: Sleep Inertia (Songlines) - jazz
  • Christian Death: Evil Becomes Rule (Season of Mist) [05-06] - metal
  • Corey Christiansen: Standards (self-released) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Chrome Canyon: Director (Stones Throw) [02-11]
  • Chronophage: Chronophage (Bruit Direct Disques) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Chris Church: Darling Please () [01-21]
  • Circa Survive: A Dream About Death (Rise -EP) [02-04] - metal
  • Cirrus: Chorale (SabMusic -21) - jazz
  • Civil War: Invaders () [06-17]
  • Clamm: Care (Chapter Music) [08-19]
  • Lindsay Clark: Carpe Noctem (Audio Sport) [06-24] - folk [B]
  • Mike Clark/Leon Lee Dorsey Featuring Mike LeDonne: Blues on Top (Jazz Avenue 1) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Gerald Clayton: Bells on Sand (Blue Note) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Clever Hopes: Artefact () [01-20]
  • Cloakroom: Dissolution Wave (Relapse) [01-28] - shoegaze
  • Trish Clowes: A View With a Room (Greenleaf Music) [04-22]
  • Club D'Elf: You Never Know (Face Pelt) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dan Clucas/Kyle Motl/Nathan Hubbard: Daydream and Halting (FMR) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Clutch: Sunrise on Slaughter Beach (Weathermaker) [09-16] - stoner rock
  • CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (AWAL) [03-04] - indie pop [***]
  • Coach Party: Nothing Is Real (Chess Club -EP) [04-29]
  • Brent Cobb: And Now, Let's Turn to Page . . . (Ol' Buddy) [01-28] - country
  • Peter Coccoma: A Place to Begin () [05-20]
  • Coconut Cream: What Kind of Music Do You Like to Listen To? (Broth -EP) [02-18]
  • Diane Coffee: With People (Polyvinyl) [04-29]
  • Jeff Coffin: Between Dreaming and Joy (Ear Up) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • Coheed and Cambria: Vaxis Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind (Roadrunner) [06-24]
  • Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth (ECM) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Shifting Sands (Naive) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Ezra Cohen: The Sweet Million (Relief Map/Dead Broke Rekerds) [04-01]
  • Gabriela Cohen: Blue No More () [01-21]
  • Col3trane: Lush Life (Trane of Thought) [05-06] - r&b
  • Cola: Deep in View (Fire Talk) [05-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Cold Years: Goodbye to Misery (Inside Job/MNRK UK) [04-22]
  • Anthony Coleman and Brian Chase: Arcades (Chaikin) - jazz
  • Brandon Coleman: Interstellar Black Space () [05-20]
  • Collective Soul: Vibrating () [08-12]
  • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Lift Every Voice (Division 81 -EP) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Tom Collier: The Color of Wood (Summit) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • George Colligan: King's Dream (P.Ice) [11-11] - jazz [U]
  • Judy Collins: Spellbound (Cleopatra) [02-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Columbia Icefield: Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (Pyroclastic) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Combo Chimbita: Ire (Anti-) [01-28] - cumbia
  • Andrew Combs: Sundays (Tone Tree Music) [08-19]
  • Luke Combs: Growin' Up (River House Artists) [06-24] - country
  • Comeback Kid: Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast) [01-21] - hardcore punk
  • The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Composers' Orchestra Berlin: Holding Pattern (JazzHaus Musik) - jazz
  • Con+Kwake: Eyes in the Tower (Native Rebel) [07-29] - UK hip-hop [***]
  • Confidence Man: Tilt (Heavenly) [04-01] - electropop [***]
  • Confucius MC: Somewhere (YNR Productions -21) [2021-09-03] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Congotronics International: Where's the One (Crammed Discs -2CD) [04-29] - African [**]
  • Conjurer: Pathos (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • Conway the Machine: God Don't Make Mistakes (Griselda/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Hollie Cook: Happy Hour (Merge) [06-24]
  • Will Joseph Cook: Every Single Thing (Bad Hotel) [06-10]
  • The Cool Kids: Before Shit Got Weird (Sounds Like Fun/Empire) [03-03] - hip-hop
  • Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (Storyville) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds () [01-28] - jazz
  • Shane Cooper & Mabuta: Finish the Sun (Dox) - jazz
  • Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (Mesh) [03-25] - techno [***]
  • Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol 2 (577) [02-04] - jazz
  • Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Live at Roulette ( Gaucimusic) [08-12] - jazz
  • Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (Alligator) [08-19] - blues
  • Cordae: From a Bird's Eye View (Atlantic) [01-14] - hip-hop
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in My Stew (SWMAF/VizzTone -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Kind Regards: Saludos Afectuosos (Pesato Candente) [09-02] - jazz [*]
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes (Conspiracy International) [09-16] - soundtrack
  • Cosmic Putrefaction: Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Roxy Coss: Disparate Parts (Outside In Music) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (Capitol) [01-14] - power pop [*]
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Refuge (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Alison Cotton: The Portrait You Painted of Me (Rocket) [05-20] - modern classical
  • Jemima Coulter: Grace After a Party (Hand in Hive) [07-29]
  • Courting: Guitar Music (PIAS) [09-23] - post-punk
  • Martin Courtney: Magic Sign (Domino) [06-24]
  • Cowboy Junkies: Songs of the Recollection (Proper) [03-25]
  • Crack Cloud: Tough Baby (Meat Machine) [09-16] - post-punk
  • Kurt Crandall: Starts On the Stops (Yester Year) - blues
  • Creeping Jean: When's the Blowout? (Mature Charlton) [04-29]
  • Cremation Lily: Dreams Drenched in Static (The Flenser) [04-15] - post-industrial
  • Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (Cressman Music) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Crippled Black Phoenix: Banefyre (Season of Mist) [09-09] - metal
  • Crobot: Feel This (Mascot) [06-03]
  • Charley Crockett: Lil GL Presents: Jukebox Charley (Son of Davy) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Charley Crockett: The Man From Waco (Son of Davy) [09-09] - country [**]
  • Theo Croker: Love Quantum (Masterworks) [06-24] - jazz [*]
  • George Crotty: Chronotope (self-released) - jazz
  • Crowbar: Zero and Below (MNRK Heavy) [03-04] - sludge metal
  • Crows: Beware Believers (Bad Vibrations) [04-01] - garage rock
  • Cruel Santino: Subaru Boys: Final Heaven (Monster Boys/Interscope) [03-04] - alt r&b
  • Stephan Crump: Rocket Love (Papillon Sounds) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Cryalot: Icarus (Awal -EP) [09-02] - electropop
  • Crystal Eyes: The Sweetness Restored (Bobo Integral) [04-22]
  • Cuco: Fantasy Gateway (Interscope) [07-22]
  • Cult of Luna: The Long Road North (Metal Blade) [02-11] - sludge metal
  • Grace Cummings: Storm Queen (ATO) [01-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Jeremy Cunningham/Dustin Laurenzi/Paul Bryan: A Better Ghost (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Madison Cunningham: Revealer (Verve) [09-09]
  • Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle () [02-25]
  • Curren$y & the Alchemist: Continuance (Jet Life) [02-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Current 93: If a City Is Set Upon a Hill (House of Mythology) [03-11] - neofolk
  • Denzel Curry: Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (PH/Loma Vista) [03-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis/Laurent Nicoud: Substrate (Unit) - jazz
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Heat Map (Imani) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Cypress Hill: Back in Black (MNRK) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (TUM) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Noah Cyrus: The Hardest Part (Columbia) [09-16] - pop
  • Tomasz Dabrowski: Tomasz Dabrowski & the Individual Beings (April) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Daddy: To a Krumm Oblivion (Michael Foster) [04-01]
  • Daddy Yankee: Legendaddy (El Cartel/Republic) [03-24] - reggaeton
  • Daggerboard: Daggerboard & the Skipper (Wide Hive) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • Amalie Dahl: Dafnie (Sonic Transmissions) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Pan Daijing: Tissues (Pan) [01-21] - opera
  • Daisy Brain: Disconnected Happy (Virgin -EP) [04-08]
  • Dalek: Precipice (Ipecac) [ 04-29] - hip-hop
  • Jon Daly: Ding Dong Delicious (Northern Spy) [06-10]
  • Dama Scout: Gen Wo Lai (Come With Me) (Hand in Hive) [04-22]
  • Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (self-released) [05-28] - rock [***]
  • Dance System: In Your System (System) [04-01]
  • Dandy Dandie: Hypnos & Morphee (Yolk Music) [03-25] - jazz
  • Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes (BMG) [08-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Johnny Ray Daniels: Whatever You Need (Bible & Tire) [04-15] - gospel
  • Matt Daniel: All I'll Ever Need (self-released) [02-11] - country
  • Avishai Darash Featuring Marmoucha Orchestra: Andalusian Love Song (Marmoucha/SENA) - jazz
  • Dark Funeral: We Are the Apocalypse (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Darkher: The Buried Storm () [04-15] - ethereal wave
  • Das Kondensat: 2 (Why Play Jazz -21)
  • Dashboard Confessional: All the Truth That I Can Tell (Hidden Note/AWAL) [02-25]
  • Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters (Late Music) [09-09]
  • Steve Davis: Bluesthetic (Smoke Sessions) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Datura: Arcano Chemical () [01-27]
  • Dawes: Misadventures of Doomscroller (Rounder) [07-22]
  • Steve Dawson: Gone, Long Gone (Black Hen) [03-18]
  • Day & Taxi [Christoph Gallio/Silvan Jeger/Gerry Hemingway]: Run, the Darkness Will Come! (Pergaso -21) - jazz
  • Lucky Daye: Candydrip (Keep Cool/RCA) [03-10] - r&b [***]
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders (Soul Bank) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Lorenzo De Finti Quartet: Mysterium Lunae (Losen) - jazz
  • Gaston De La Cruz Quinteto: Constelaciones (Discos ICM) [08-18] - jazz
  • Deaf Club: Productive Disruption (Three One G) [01-06] - hardcore punk
  • Deaf Havana: The Present Is a Foreign Land (So) [07-15]
  • The James Dean Joint: Cabinbuzz (Spacehawk) [07-11]
  • Dear Rouge: Spirit (Pheromone) [04-08]
  • Dear Spring: Moments (Open Your Ears -EP) [06-03]
  • Michael Dease: Best Next Thing (Posi-Tone) [07-08] - jazz [*]
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows (Atlantic) [09-16] - indie pop
  • Deathcrash: Return (Untitled (Recs)) [01-28] - slowcore
  • Debit: The Long Count (Modern Love) [02-18] - dark ambient
  • Deca: Smoking Gun (Coalmine) [05-27] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Decapitated: Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast) [05-27] - death metal
  • Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) [04-08] - gospel [***]
  • Defcee & Boathouse: For All Debts Public and Private (Closed Sessions) [04-19] - hip-hop
  • Dehd: Blue Skies (Fat Possum) [05-27]
  • Dei Kjenslevare: Kjenslevarulv () [02-04]
  • Vladislav Delay: Isoviha (Planet Mu) [07-15] - electronica [B]
  • Deliluh: Fault Lines (Tin Angel) [06-10]
  • The Delines: The Sea Drift (Jealous Butcher) [02-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Dell Lillinger Westergaard & Maneri: Monuments (Edition Niehler Werft) - jazz
  • Georg Demel Quartett: Pale Blue Dot (Unit -21) - jazz
  • Matt DeMello: Confetti in a Coalmine () [07-29]
  • Demiricous: Chaotic Lethal (Post) - metal
  • Jeff Denson/Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Finding Light (Ridgeway) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Alabaster DePlume: Gold: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (International Anthem) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Der Verboten: Der Verboten (Wide Ear -21) - jazz
  • Deserta: Every Moment, Everything You Need (Felte) [02-25]
  • The Deslondes: Ways & Means (New West) [07-08]
  • Randal Despommier: A Midsummer Odyssey (Sunnyside) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Destroyer: Labyrinthitis (Merge) [03-25] - art pop [**]
  • Duke Deuce: Crunkstar (Quality Control/Motown) [06-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Erik Deutsch: La Nuit Blanche (Ropeadope) [03-04] - jazz
  • Devil Master: Ecstasies of Never Ending Night (Relapse) [04-29] - metal
  • The Devil Wears Prada: Color Decay (Solid State) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Kevin Devine: Nothing's Real, So Nothing's Wrong (Triple Crown) [03-25]
  • Andrew Raffo Dewar: Ekphrasis Suite (Rastascan -21) - jazz
  • Tetel Di Babuya: Meet Tetel (Arkadia) [06-24] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (Lamastrock -21) [2021-04-02] - African [A-]
  • The Diasonics: Origin of Forms () [01-28]
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Maliba (-EP) [03-10] - African
  • Madi Diaz: Same History, New Feelings (Anti- -EP) [03-04]
  • Whit Dickey Quartet: Astral Long Form/Staircase in Space (Tao Forms) [05-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Glenn Dickson: Wider Than the Sky (Naftule's Dream) [07-08] - jazz [U]
  • Die! Die! Die!: This Is Not an Island Anymore (self-released) [02-18]
  • Digga D: Noughty by Nature (CGM/EGA) [04-15] - UK drill [*]
  • John Dikeman/Pat Thomas/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Volume 1 (577) - jazz
  • John Dikeman/Peter Ajtai/Nicolas Field: The Throes (Orbit577) [05-10] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Dimes: In Dimes We Trust (Encore) [03-08] - hip-hop
  • Chris Dingman: Journeys Vol I (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Dischordia: Triptych (Transcending Obscurity) [04-29]
  • Disco Doom: Mt Surreal (Exploding in Sound) [09-16]
  • The Districts: Great American Painting (Fat Possum) [03-11]
  • Ditz: The Great Regression (Alcopop!) [03-04] - post-punk
  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Swings Broadway (Diva) - jazz
  • DJ 809: EightOh! (self-released -EP) [01-22] - electronica [*]
  • DJ 809: Unexpected (self-released -EP) [02-25] - electronica [B]
  • DJ Black Low: Monate WA Piano EP (Black Low Music -EP) [06-10] - African [**]
  • DJ Khaled: God Did (We the Best/Epic) [08-26] - hip-hop
  • DJ Lag: Meeting With the King (Platoon/Black Major) [02-18] - Gqom
  • DJ Marz Y Los Flying Turntables/DJ Jester the Filipino Fist: Made in USA (self-released) [07-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50 Vol 1 (Mass Appeal -EP) [07-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Python: Club Sentimientos Vol 2 (Incienso -EP) [01-21] - ambient house
  • DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [04-01] - electronic [*]
  • Djo: Decide (Awal) [09-16] - indie pop [B]
  • Do'a: Higher Grounds (Outside In Music -EP) [07-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • John Doe: Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum) [05-20]
  • Doechii: She/Her/Black B*tch (Top Dawg Entertainment/Capitol -EP) [08-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dog Unit: Turn Right and Right Again (Brace Yourself -EP) [03-11]
  • Peter Doherty & Frederic Lo: The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime () [03-18]
  • Magnus Dolerud/Hans Backenroth/Oscar Johansson Werre: Trio Circle (Prophone) - jazz
  • Thomas Dollbaum: Wellswood () [05-20]
  • Domestic Terminal: All the Stories Left to Tell () [07-23]
  • Domi & JD Beck: Not Tight (Apeshit/Blue Note) [07-29] - jazz-funk [B-]
  • Michel Doneda: Path Under (Micro-label) - jazz
  • Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (Sunnyside) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Donkeyjazz: Play the Blues (Singo -21) - jazz [C]
  • Stella Donnelly: Flood (Secretly Canadian) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • DoomCannon: Renaissance (Brownswood) [07-15]
  • Dopapod: Dopapod () [05-27]
  • Dope Lemon: Rose Pink Cadillac (BMG) [01-07] - hypnagogic pop
  • Dopplereffekt: Neurotelepathy (Leisure System) [04-14] - electronic [***]
  • Doric String Quartet/Timothy Ridout: Mendelssohn: The String Quartets (Chandos) [03-04] - classical
  • Tashi Dorji/Susie Ibarra: Master of Time (Astral Spirits) [08-09] - jazz [**]
  • Dorothy: Gifts From the Holy Ghost (Spinefarm) [04-22] - metal
  • Iann Dorr: On to Better Things (10k) [01-21] - pop rap
  • Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms (Greenleaf Music) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 1 -- Degrees (Greenleaf Music) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 2 -- Steps (Greenleaf Music) [10-07] - jazz
  • Johnny Dowd: Homemade Pie () [01-01]
  • Cat Dowling: Animals () [01-28]
  • Kit Downes/Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (ECM) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Aoife Doyle: Infinitely Clear () [04-22]
  • Tara Nome Doyle: Vaermin (Modern) [01-28] - indie pop
  • Dr John: Things Happen That Way (Rounder) [09-23]
  • Drake: Honestly, Nevermind (OVO Sound/Republic) [06-17] - hip-hop
  • Paul Draper: Cult Leader Tactics (Kscope) [01-28]
  • The Dream Syndicate: Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions (Fire) [06-10]
  • Dream Widow: Dream Widow (Roswell -EP) [03-25] - thrash metal
  • Dreamstruck [Marilyn Crispell/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen]: With Grace in Mind (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • Dreamville: D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape (Dreamville) [03-31] - hip-hop
  • Bernie Dresel: The Pugilist (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Jorge Drexler: Tinta Y Tiempo (Sony Espana) [04-22]
  • Drive-By Truckers: Welcome 2 Club XIII (ATO) [06-03] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Dropper: Don't Talk to Me (Dirt Dog) [02-10]
  • Drug Church: Hygiene (Pure Noise) [03-11] - post-hardcore [B]
  • Drug Couple: Stoned Weekend () [02-18]
  • Billy Drummond and Freedom of Ideas: Valse Sinistre (Cellar) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Dub War: Westgate Under Fire (Earache) [08-05]
  • Dubstar: Two (Northern Writes) [05-06] - electropop [*]
  • C Duncan: Alluvium (Bella Union) [05-06]
  • Cy Dune: Against Face (Lightning Studios) [03-03]
  • Dune Rats: Real Rare Whale (Ratbag/BMG) [07-29] - pop punk
  • DunkelpeK: Fire's Hush (AKP) - jazz
  • Trevor Dunn Trio - Convulsant Avec Folie a Quatre: Seances (Pyroclastic) [10-28] - jazz [U]
  • Nick Dunston: Spider Season (Out of Your Head) [07-15] - jazz
  • Peggy Duquesnel: Piano for My Soul (Joyspring Music) [02-17] - new age
  • Dust Star: Open Up That Heart (Lame-O) [08-05]
  • Duster: Together (Numero Group) [04-01] - slowcore
  • Gui Duvignau: Baden (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings: Troika (Inside Out Music) [02-25]
  • Dynastic: I Know There's Something Left for You () [02-04]
  • Eades: Delusion Spree (Heist or Hit) [03-04] - post-punk
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (Stony Plain) [04-15] - blues [***]
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: Jerry Jeff (New West) [05-27] - country [**]
  • Earthen Sea: Ghost Poems () [04-15]
  • EarthGang: Ghetto Gods (Dreamville/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Earthless: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - heavy psych
  • Bill Easley: Diversitonic (Sunnyside) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Easley: Byways of the Moon (Big Ego -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz
  • Silke Eberhard's Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (Trouble in the East) [03-25] - jazz
  • Ebi Soda: Honk If You're Sad (Tru Thoughts) [04-29] - jazz-funk [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: I Am a Stranger in This World (L&H Production -2CD) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Colors Live at KITO Bremen (L&H Production) - jazz
  • Rachel Eckroth: Common Mutatios (Rainy Days -EP) [02-11] - jazz
  • Ecstatic Vision: Elusive Mojo (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-13] - heavy stoner rock
  • Iris Ederer/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: Traktor (Shrike) - jazz
  • Editors: EBM (PIAS) [09-23] - synthpop
  • Edoheart: Pandemonium (Edoheart -EP) [04-08] - African [**]
  • John Edwards/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost/Alan Wilkinson: EMPoWered (577 -21) - jazz
  • Joel Eel: Love Infinity (Perpetual Care) [05-12] - IDM
  • Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (E Works/PIAS) [01-28] - indie rock [*]
  • Eerie Wanda: Internal Radio (Joyful Noise) [09-23]
  • Ego Ella May: Fieldnotes Pt II (-EP) [03-08] - neo-soul
  • Eight Bells: Legacy of Ruin (Prophecy) [02-25] - doom metal
  • Billie Eilish: Guitar Songs (Darkroom/Interscope -EP) [07-21]
  • Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (BluJazz) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • El Khat: Albat Alawi Op 99 (Glitterbeat) [03-25] - world [*]
  • Brett Eldredge: Songs About You (Rhino) [06-17]
  • Electric Callboy: Tekkno (Century Media) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Elevator: The Words You Spoke Still Move Me (Arts & Crafts) [05-06]
  • Elf Power: Artificial Countrysides (Yep Roc) [07-15]
  • Danny Elfman: Bigger Messier (Anti-) [08-12] - remix
  • Eliminator: Ancient Light () [01-14] - metal
  • Elio: Elio's Inferno () [08-05] - electropop
  • Ella Mai: Heart on My Sleeve (10 Summers/Interscope) [05-06] - r&b [B]
  • Mark Ellestad: Discreet Angel (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Ellevator: The Words You Spoke Still Move Me (Arts & Crafts) [05-06]
  • Stro Elliot: Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot (Republic) [02-04] - funk [A-]
  • Rufus Isabel Elliot & Harry Gorski-Brown: Three Sexual Pieces for Solo Violin (This and This and This) () [02-17]
  • Joey Ellis: Peaceful Place (Oti-O) - jazz
  • ELMA: Licentia Poetica (Hevhetia) - jazz
  • Chase Elodia: Portrait Imperfect (Biophilia) - jazz
  • E-L-R: Vexier (Prophecy) [03-11] - doom metal
  • Elucid: I Told Bessie (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Coco Em: Kilumi (InFine) [04-21] - electronic [*]
  • Andy Emler/Claude Tchamitchian/Eric Echampard [ETE Trio]: The Useful Report (La Buissone) [02-11] - jazz
  • Signe Emmeluth/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard: The A-Z of Microwave Cookery (Astral Spirits) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Empath: Visitor (Fat Possum) [02-11] - noise pop [B]
  • Emperor X: The Lakes of Zones B and C (Dreams of Field) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • END & Cult Leader: Gather & Mourn (Closed Casket Activities -EP) [09-09] - metalcore
  • Clara Engel: Their Invisible Hands () [04-15] - singer-songwriter
  • English Teacher: Polyawkward (Nice Swan -EP) [04-22] - art punk
  • Enhypen: Manifesto: Day 1 (Be:LIFT/HYBE -EP) [07-04] - K-pop
  • Brian Ennels & Infinity Knives: King Cobra (Phantom Limb) [06-17]
  • Roger Eno: The Turning Year (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-22] - ambient
  • Ensemble 0: Music Nuvolosa (Sub Rosa) [03-18] - classical [**]
  • Envy of None: Envy of None () [04-08] - art pop
  • The Ephemeron Loop: Psychonautic Escapism () [05-20] - experimental
  • Epik High: Epik High Is Here ?, Pt 2 () [02-14]
  • Elwood Epps & Togetherness!: Live at Resonance (self-released) - jazz
  • Erasure: Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) (Mute) [08-12]
  • Sture Ericson/Pat Thomas/Raymond Strid: Bagman Live at Cafe Oto (577) [07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Erin Rae: Lighten Up (Good Memory) [02-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Ilhan Ersahin/Dave Harrington/Kenny Wollesen: Invite Your Eye (Nublu) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • Espen Eriksen Trio Featuring Andy Sheppard: In the Mountains (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Erin Anne: Do Your Worst () [06-10]
  • Peter Erskine/Alan Pasqua/Darek Oles: Live in Italy (Fuzzy Music) - jazz
  • Erupt: Left to Rot (Static Shock -EP) [03-18] - stenchcore
  • John Escreet/Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (self-released) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • John Escreet: Seismic Shift (Whirlwind) [10-07] - jazz [U]
  • Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (Orenda) [05-27] - jazz [B]
  • Silvana Estrada: Marchita (Glassnote) [01-21] - chamber folk [*]
  • Etran de L'Air: Agadez (Sahel Sounds) [02-18] - Saharan [A-]
  • Eubanks Evans Experience: EEE (Imani) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Julieta Eugenio: Jump (Greenleaf Music) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Juanita Euko: Mabanzo (self-released) - African
  • Eunoia: Psyop of the Year (Nefarious Industries) [04-01]
  • Eventless Plot: Anisixia (Edition Wandelweiser -21) - jazz
  • Everything Everything: Raw Data Feel (AWAL) [05-20] - art pop [*]
  • EXEK: Advertise Here (Castle Face) [02-04]
  • Extinction AD: Culture of Violence (Unique Leader) [03-18]
  • Extra Arms: What Is Even Happening Right Now? (Forge Again) [06-03]
  • George Ezra: Gold Rush Kid (Columbia) [06-10] - pop/rock
  • Fade In: Live Fast, Die a Legend (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Fader: Quartz (Blanc Check) [05-06]
  • The Faim: Talk Talk (BMG) [07-08]
  • Brent Faiyaz: Wasteland (Lost Kids) [07-08] - alt r&b
  • Fake Palms: Lemons (Hand Drawn Dracula) [09-16]
  • Falls of Rauros: Key to a Vanishing Future (Gilead Media/Eisenwald) [03-25] - metal
  • Falujah: Empyrean (Nuclear Blast) [09-09] - metal
  • Famyne: II: The Ground Below (Svart) [05-13]
  • Fanclubwallet: You Have Got to Be Kidding Me (AWAL) [05-20]
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango -21) [2021-09-10] - Romanian [A-]
  • Fantastic Negrito: White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront) [06-03] [***]
  • Vicky Farewell: Sweet Company (Mac's Record Label) [04-08]
  • Fashion Club: Scrutiny (Felte) [06-17]
  • Wo Fat: The Singularity (Ripple Music) [05-06] - metal
  • Father John Misty: Chloe and the Next 20th Century (Sub Pop) [04-08] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Father John Misty: Live at Electric Lady (Bella Union -EP) [09-15]
  • Faust: Punkt (Bureau B) [05-13] - krautrock
  • Fazer: Plex (City Slang) [01-14]
  • Feeder: Torpedo (Big Teeth) [03-18]
  • Steven Feifke: The Role of the Rhythm Section (La Reserve) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Steven Feifke/Dijon Watson: Steven Feifke and Dijon Watson Present: Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra (Cellar) [09-09] - jazz [*]
  • Simone Felice: All the Bright Coins () [01-28]
  • Fellowship: The Saberlight Chronicles (Scarlet) [07-15]
  • Fennec: A Couple of Good Days () [03-11] - deep house
  • Massy Ferguson: Joe's Meat & Grocery () [02-04]
  • Mane Fernandes: Enter the Squigg (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Hugo Fernandez: Ozean (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Fernweh: Torschlusspanik! (Winterlude) [07-01] - folk rock [*]
  • Jacopo Ferrazza: Fantasia (Teal Dreamers Factory) - jazz
  • Bryan Ferry: Love Letters (BMG -EP) [05-18] - pop [*]
  • Shiva Feshareki: Turning World (NMC) [05-27]
  • William Flynn: Seaside (OA2) [07-15] - jazz [U]
  • Fickle Friends: Are We Gonna Be Alright? (Cooking Vinyl) [01-14] - synthpop
  • Joe Fiedler: Solo: The Howland Sessions (Multiphonics) [11-04] - jazz [U]
  • Ken Field & Alieno de Bootes (Alessandro Pizzin): Alien Field (Cuneiform) [08-12] - jazz
  • Field Guides: Ginkgo (Whatever's Clever) [06-24]
  • Field Works: Stations (Temporary Residence) [04-01]
  • Diego Figueiredo: Follow the Signs (Arbors) - jazz
  • Final Light: Final Light (Red Creek) [06-24]
  • David Finck: BASSic Instinct (Burton Avenue -21) - jazz
  • Jean Fineberg: & Jazzphoria (Pivotal) [04-08] - jazz [U]
  • Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Nick Finzer: Out of Focus (Outside In Music -21) [2021-11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Fire!: Requies (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Fireboy DML: Playboy (YBNL Nation/Empire) [08-05] - Afrobeat
  • Carl Fischer: Maynard Ferguson Spirit Medley (self-released) - jazz
  • Fit for an Autopsy: Oh What the Future Holds (Nuclear Blast) [01-14] - deathcore
  • George FitzGerald: Stellar Drifting (Domino) [09-02]
  • Tim Fitzgerald: Tim Fitzgerald's Full House (Cellar) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Fivio Foreign: BIBLE (Columbia/RichFish) [04-08] - UK drill
  • FKA Twigs: Caprisongs (Young/Atlantic) [01-14] - art pop [**]
  • Flasher: Love Is Yours (Domino) [06-17] - rock [*]
  • The Flatliners: New Ruin (Fat Wreck Chords) [08-05] - pop punk
  • Fletcher: Girl of My Dreams (Capitol) [09-16] - pop
  • Antonio Flinta: Secrets of a Kiri Tree (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Flock: Flock (Strut) [05-20]
  • Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (Polydor) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Florist: Florist (Double Double Whammy) [07-29] - indie folk [***]
  • Flowertruck: Partly Cloudy (Spunk/Virgin) [09-02]
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Love Songs (Relative Pitch) [06-10] - jazz
  • Flume: Palaces (Future Classic/Transgressive) [05-20]
  • Wolfgang Flur: Magazine 1 (Cherry Red) [03-04] - Krautrok [***]
  • Fly Anakin: Frank (Lex) [03-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Foals: Life Is Yours (Warner) [06-17] [*]
  • Folly Group: Human and Kind (Technicolour -EP) [03-25]
  • Fontaines DC: Skinty Fia (Partisan) [04-22] - post-punk [*]
  • Steve Forbert: Moving Through America () [05-13]
  • Ricky Ford: The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford: Paul's Scene (Whaling City Sound) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Forenzics: Shades and Echoes () [02-04]
  • Forest Chorus: Forest Chorus (Orenda) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Forests: Get in Losers, We're Going to Eternal Damnation () [04-01] - pop punk
  • Michael Formanek Drome Trio: Were We Where We Were (Circular File) [03-18] - jazz
  • Chris Forsyth: Evolution Here We Come (No Quarter) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Keeley Forsyth: Limbs (The Leaf Label) [02-25] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Fort Romeau: Beings of Light (Ghostly International) [02-11] - deep house
  • Manel Fortia: Despertar (Segell Microscopi) [05-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Al Foster: Reflections (Smoke Sessions) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Josephine Foster: Godmother (Fire) [01-28] - freak folk
  • Ronnie Foster: Reboot (Blue Note) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade (Mahakala Music) [03-21] - jazz [**]
  • Chad Fowler/Matthew Shipp: Old Stories (Mahakala Music -2CD) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Thinking Unthinking (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • The Grace Fox Big Band: Eleven O Seven (Next Level/Blue Collar) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Rodger Fox Big Band: Reimagined! The Roger Fox Big Band Plays Sir Dave Dobbyn (T-Bones) - jazz
  • Fox Green: Holy Souls (self-released) [09-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Foxes: The Kick (PIAS) [02-11] - dance pop [*]
  • Foxtails: Fawn (Skeletal Lightning) [01-14] - screamo
  • Foxy Shazam: The Heart Behead You () [02-14] - rock
  • Nils Frahm: Old Friends New Friends (Leiter -21) [2021-12-03] - ambient
  • Nils Frahm: Music for Animals (Leiter) [09-23] -
  • David Francis: Sings Songs of the Twenties (Blujazz -EP) [04-23] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Carlos Franzetti Trio: In the Wee Small Hours (Sunnyside) [01-28] - jazz
  • Dylan Fraser: 2030 Revolution (-EP) [08-19]
  • Freakons: Freakons (Fluff & Gravy) [03-25] - folk [A-]
  • George Freeman: Everybody Say Yeah! (Southport) - jazz
  • Fresh Pepper: Fresh Pepper (Telephone Explosion) [06-17]
  • Erik Friedlander: A Queen's Firefly (Skipstone) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Maia Friedman: Under the New Light (Last Gang) [03-11]
  • David Friend & Jerome Begin: Post- (New Amsterdam) [03-25] - classical [*]
  • Friends of Hell: Friends of Hell (Rise Above) [03-18] - metal
  • Friendship: Love the Stranger (Merge) [07-29] - alt-country
  • Matthew Fries: Lost Time (Xcappa) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Frog Eyes: The Bees (Paper Bag) [04-29]
  • Frontperson: Parade (Oscar Street) [04-29]
  • Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda: Thread of Light (FSR) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double: March (Firehouse 12) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Yuko Fujiyama/Graham Haynes/Ikue Mori: Quiet Passion (Intakt) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Fulu Miziki: Ngbaka EP (Moshi Moshi -EP) [02-18] - African [A-]
  • Funeral Chic: Roman Candle (Prosthetic) [07-29]
  • Anthony Fung: What Does It Mean to Be Free? (self-released) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Furis Ignis: Decapitate the Aging World () [01-14]
  • Ezra Furman: All of Us Flames (Anti-) [08-26] - indie rock [***]
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell: Good and Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Joel Futterman/Steve Hirsh: Warp & Weft (Mahakala Music -2CD -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler: Timeless Moments (Mahakala Music) [01-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: Ebb & Flow (Mahakala Music -2CD) [03-25] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman/William Parker/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: The Deep (Mahakala Music) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Future: I Never Liked You (Epic/Freebandz) [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Fuubutsushi: Yamawarau (Cached Media) [05-07] - jazz
  • Sean Fyfe Quartet: Late Night (Cellar) - jazz
  • Alex G: God Save the Animals (Domino) [09-23] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Becky G: Esquemas (Kemosabe/RCA) [05-13] - reggaeton [***]
  • Kenny G: New Standards (Concord Jazz -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz
  • Gaerea: Mirage (Season of Mist) [09-23] - metal
  • Diamanda Galas: Broken Gargoyles (Intravenal Sound Operations) [08-26]
  • The Game: Drillmatic: Heart vs Mind (Virgin/100 Entertainment) [08-12] - hip-hop
  • Miha Gantar: Introducing (Clean Feed -5CD) [06-17] - jazz
  • Noah Garabedian: Consider the Stars Beneath Us (Outside In Music) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • Gas: Der Lange Marsch (Kompakt -21) [2021-12-03] - electronic [*]
  • (G)I-Dle: I Never Die (Cube Entertainment) [03-14] - K-pop
  • Charlie Gabriel: Eighty-Nine (Sub Pop) [02-25]
  • James Gaiters Soul Revival: Understanding Reimagined (self-released) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Eric Gales: Crown (Provogue) [01-28]
  • Liam Gallagher: C'mon You Know (Warner) [05-27] [*]
  • Asher Gamedze With Xristian Espinoza and Alan Bishop: Out Side Work: Two Duets (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Gandelsman: This Is America: An Anthology (Circle)
  • Gang of Youths: Angel in Realtime (Warner) [02-25] - indie rock [*]
  • The Garbage & the Flowers: Cinnamon Sea (Fire -EP) [05-13]
  • Gabi Garbutt & the Illuminations: Cockerel (self-released) [05-20]
  • Jacob Garchik: Assembly (Yestereve) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Melody Gardot/Philippe Powell: Entre Eux Deux () [05-20] - vocal jazz
  • Giacomo Gates: You (Savant) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • The Gathering: Beautiful Distortion (Psychonaut) [04-29]
  • Gato Libre: Sleeping Cat (Libra) - jazz
  • Stephen Gauci/Joe Hertenstein Featuring Alexander von Schlippenbach & Jan Roder: Soundlift Berlin-New York (GauciMusic) - jazz
  • Mary Gauthier: Dark Enough to See the Stars (In the Black/Thirty Tigers) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Dana Gavanski: When It Comes (Flemish Eye) [04-29]
  • Sam Gendel + Antonia Cytrynowicz: Live a Little (Psychic Hotline) [05-13] - nu jazz
  • Alyssa Gengos: Mechanical Sweetness (EggHunt) [02-25]
  • M Geddes Gengras: Expressed, I Noticed Silence (Hausu Mountain) [07-15]
  • Leo Genovese: Ritual (577) [03-04] - jazz
  • Gentle Sinners: These Actions Cannot Be Undone (Rock Action) [05-13]
  • Gewandhausorchester/Andris Nelsons: Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 1 & 5/Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod (Deutsche Grammophon) [02-11] - classical
  • Naama Gheber: Old Mother Hubbard (Sassy's in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Naama Gheber: You're Driving Me Crazy (Sassy's in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Naama Gheber: Dream Dancing (Sassy's in Town -SP) - jazz
  • Naama Gheber: If I Knew Then (Sassy's Back in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Arun Ghosh: Seclused in Light (Camoci -2CD) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Ghost: Impera (Loma Vista) [03-11] - glam metal
  • Ghost Power: Ghost Power (Duophonic) [04-29]
  • Ghostly Kisses: Heaven, Wait () [01-28] - art pop
  • Ghum: Bitter () [06-17]
  • Freddie Gibbs: $oul $old $eparately (Warner/ESGN) [09-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Songs From the River Wind (Howlin' Dog) [01-14]
  • Tania Gill Quartet: Disappearing Curiosities (self) - jazz
  • Amos Gillespie: Unstructured Time (self-released) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • James Gilmore: Decorating Time (Ears & Eyes -21) - jazz
  • Girl Ultra: El Sur () [04-29]
  • Girlpool: Forgiveness (Anti-) [04-29] - indie pop [B]
  • Girls' Generation: Forever 1 (SM Entertainment) [08-05] - K-pop
  • Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch and David Murray: See You Out There (Intakt) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Giveon: Give or Take (Epic) [06-24] - r&b
  • Glacier Veins: Lunar Reflections () [03-11]
  • Robert Glasper: Black Radio III (Loma Vista) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Alice Glass: Prey//IV (Eating Glass) [02-16] - electropop
  • Glass Museum: Reflet (Sbdan) [04-29] - jazz
  • Gnod: Hexen Valley (Rocket) [04-01]
  • GoGo Penguin: Between Two Waves (XXIM -EP) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gogol Bordello: Solidaritine (Cooking Vinyl) [09-16] - gypsy-punk [A-]
  • The Golden Age of Wrestling: Crossface Chicken Wing () [02-25]
  • Golden Brown: Luminous () [04-08]
  • Goldfinger: Never Look Back (Deluxe) (Big Noise Music Group) [08-05]
  • Binker Golding: Dream of a Dogwood Wild Boy (Gearbox) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (Smoke Sessions) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Goletz: A New Light (Consolidated Artists Productions -21) - jazz
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (Smoke Sessions) [03-25] - jazz
  • Golgothan: Leech (Lacerated Enemy) - death metal
  • Vinny Golia/Bernard Santacruz/Cristiano Calcagnile: To Live and Breathe (Dark Tree) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Mac Gollehon: The End Is the Beginning (Nefarious Industries) - jazz
  • Valentina Goncharova: Ocean: Symphony for Electric Violin and Other Instruments in 10+ Parts () [05-16]
  • Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (The Vital Record) [02-04] - African [A]
  • Wesley Gonzalez: Wax Limousine (Moshi Moshi) [03-18]
  • Goo Goo Dolls: Chaos in Bloom (Warner) [08-12]
  • The Good Ones: Rwanda . . . You See Ghosts, I See Sky (Six Degrees) [04-08]
  • SG Goodman: Teeth Marks (Verve Forecast) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Goodnight Louisa: Human Danger () [01-21] - electropop
  • Goon: Hour of Green Evening () [07-15] - indie rock
  • Emilio Gordoa/Don Malfon/John Edwards/Dag Magnus Narvesen: Substantial Myths (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-24] - jazz
  • Matt Gordy Jazz Tonite Sextet: Be With Me (self) - jazz
  • Gospel: The Loser (Dog Knights Productions) [05-13] - prog rock
  • Goss: I Feel Like Planet Earth (Universal Music) [02-25]
  • Magnus Granberg: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart (Thanatosis) - jazz
  • Granular Bastards: Tacit Ground (Discordian -21) - jazz
  • Darrell Grant: The New Black (Lair Hill) - jazz
  • Darrell Grant: Live at Birdland (Lair Hill) [07-08] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grasso: Be-Bop! (Sony Masterworks) - jazz
  • Cameron Graves: Live From the Seven Spheres (Mack Avenue) [04-08] - jazz [B-]
  • Micah Graves: Pawns (self-released) [02-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Conan Gray: Superache (Republic) [06-24] - pop rock
  • Gracie Gray: Anna () [02-04]
  • Sasha Gray: 19 Masters () [06-09]
  • Grave Infestation: Persecutionof the Living (Invictus Productions) - death metal
  • Graywave: Rebirth (Church Road -EP) [06-24]
  • Gordon Grdina: The Music of Tim Berne: Oddly Enough (Attaboygirl) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina's Haram With Marc Ribot: Night's Quietest Hour (Attaboygirl) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias/Matthew Shipp: Pathways (Attaboygirl) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio: Boiling Point (Astral Spirits) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Great American Ghost: Torture World (-EP) [01-20]
  • Great Lakes: Contenders (HHBTM) [02-04]
  • Greber: Fright Without () [09-09]
  • Anthony Green: Boom. Done. () [07-22]
  • Dave Green Trio + Evan Parker: Raise Four (Trio) - jazz
  • Phoebe Green: Lucky Me (Chess Club) [08-19] - indie pop [**]
  • David Greenberger & the Waldameer Players: Today! (Pel Pel) [07-22] - spoken word [A-]
  • Chris Greene Quartet: PlaySpace 2: Play Harder (Single Malt) - jazz
  • Diunna Greenleaf: I Ain't Playin' (Little Village) - blues
  • Katie Alice Greer: Barbarism (FourFour) [06-24]
  • Greta: Forever We'll Be Dancing () [02-04]
  • Grey Daze: The Phoenix (Loma Vista) [06-17]
  • Greyhaven: This Bright and Beautiful World (Rude/Equal Vision) [04-15] - metalcore
  • Charlie Griffiths: Tiktaalika (InsideOut) [06-17]
  • Asmik Grigorian & Lukas Geniusas: Rachmaninov: Dissonance (Alpha) [03-25] - classical
  • Grim Streaker: Mind (-EP) [03-04]
  • Alexandra Grimal: Refuge (Relative Pitch) [06-17] - jazz
  • Tee Grizzley: Half Tee Half Beast (Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) [04-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Michael Grossman/Jai Morris-Smith: Curious Music (Research/Astral Spirits) [04-08] - jazz [B]
  • Group Listening: Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2 (Prah) [01-28]
  • David Grubbs & Jan St Werner: Translation From Unspecified () [05-20]
  • Guerilla Toss: Famously Alive (Sub Pop) [03-25] - noise pop
  • Ghais Guevara: May Ur Melanin Shield U From Ragnarok (self-released -EP -20) [2020-12-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ghais Guevara: Black Bolshevik (self-released -EP -21) [2021-04-17] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ghais Guevara: There Will Be No Super-Slave (self-released) [07-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • The Guidance: This Is Now () [01-14]
  • Guided by Voices: Crystal Nuns Cathedral (GBV) [03-04] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: Tremblers and Goggles by Rank (Rockathon) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Joy Guidry: Radical Acceptance (Whited Sepulchre) [02-04] [**]
  • Mark Guiliana: Music for Doing (Colorfield) - jazz
  • Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: The Sound of Listening (Edition) - jazz
  • Guitarricadelafuente: La Cantera () [05-06] - flamenco
  • Gunna: DS4EVER (YSL/300 Entertainment) [01-07] - trap
  • Gabe Gurnsey: Diablo (Phantasy Sound) [09-09]
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio: Opening (ECM) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • Robin Guthrie: Springtime (Soleil Apres Minuit -EP) [01-04] - post-rock
  • Yosef Gutman Levitt: Upside Down Mountain (self-released) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Gwar: The New Dark Ages (Pit) [06-03] - metal
  • Gwenno: Tresor (Heavenly) [07-01] [*]
  • HAAi: Baby, We're Ascending (Mute) [05-27]
  • Michael Hackett/Tim Coffman Sextet: Western Skies (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Robert Haigh: Human Remains (Unseen Worlds) - 03-18
  • Keiji Haino: My Lord Music, I Most Humbly Beg Your Indulgence in the Hope That You Will Do Me the Honour of Permitting This Seed Called Keiji Haino to Be Planted Within You (Purple Tap/Black Editions) - jazz
  • Halestorm: Back From the Dead (Atlantic) [05-06] - metal
  • Half Man Half Biscuit: The Voltarol Years (RM Qualtrough) [02-25]
  • Jimmy Hall: Ready Now () [09-16]
  • Matt Hall: I Hope to My Never (Summit) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • Keith Hall: Made in Kalamazoo: Trios and Duos (Zoom Out) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Lani Hall: Seasons of Love (Herb Alpert Presents) - jazz
  • The Halo Effect: Days of the Lost (Nuclear Blast) [08-12] - metal
  • Matthew Halsall: The Temple Within (Gondwana -EP) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis (Nonesuch) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Halvorson: Belladonna (Nonesuch) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: Stand Art (Nonesuch) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Annie Hamilton: The Future Is Here but It Feels Kinda Like the Past () [05-20]
  • Scott Hamilton: Classics (Stunt) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna (Mack Avenue) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Daigo Hanada: Satori (Moderna) [03-04]
  • The Hanging Stars: Hollow Heart (Loose) [03-25]
  • Hanging the Nihilist: Prophetic Blasphemy (Prime Collective) [ 06-03]
  • Hard Bop Messengers: Live at the Last Hotel (Pacific Coast Jazz) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Aldous Harding: Warm Chris (4AD) [03-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Scott Hardware: Ballad of a Tryhard (Telephone Explosion) [03-04]
  • Haress: Ghosts () [05-13]
  • Harkin: Honeymoon Suite (Hand Mirror) [06-17]
  • Jack Harlow: Come Home the Kids Miss You (Generation Now/Warner) [05-06] - pop rap
  • Georgia Harmer: Stay in Touch (Arts & Crafts) [04-22]
  • Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance (Chrysalis) [07-22] - blues [**]
  • Clay Harper: They'll Never Miss a Five (Clay Harper Music) [03-07] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Darryl Harper: Chamber Made (Stricker Street) [10-28] - jazz [U]
  • Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2 (Columbia) [08-05] - electronic [***]
  • Zacc Harris Group: Small Wonders (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants (Lateralize) - jazz
  • Dave Hartl: Tales From the Plague (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Jennifer Hartswick: Something in the Water (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra: Smash! (Next Level) [06-17] - jazz [B]
  • Victor Haskins: Ikigai (self-released) - jazz
  • Hatchie: Giving the World Away (Secretly Canadian) [04-22] - dream pop [**]
  • Hater: Sincere (Fire) [05-06]
  • Hath: All That Was Promised (Willowtip) [03-04] - black metal
  • Hatriot: The Vale of Shadows (Massacre) [07-22]
  • Haunt: Windows of Your Heart (Iron Grip) [07-14] - metal
  • Haunter: Discarnate Ails (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Kate Havnevik: Lightship (Continentica) [01-21]
  • Maya Hawke: Moss (Mom + Pop) [09-23] - folk pop
  • Alexander Hawkins/Mirror Canon: Break a Vase (Intakt) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Colin Hay: Now and the Evermore (Compass) [03-18]
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff: The Album (Monument) [01-21] - country [B]
  • Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Dear Scott (Modern Sky UK) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Thomas Headon: Victoria (Such a Good Company -EP) [03-11]
  • Health: Disco 4 :: Part II (Loma Vista) [04-08] - electro-industrial
  • Heart of the Ghost: Summons (No Quarter) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • James Heather: Invisible Forces (Ahead of Our Time) [04-22]
  • The Heavy Heavy: Life and Life Only (-EP) [06-01]
  • John Hebert: Sounds of Love (Sunnyside) [01-14] - jazz [***]
  • Joshua Hedley: Neon Blue (New West) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Hegge: Beyond Your Wildest Streams (Particular) [02-18] - jazz
  • Tim Heidecker: High School (Spacebomb) [06-24]
  • Heidrunna: Melodramatic () [04-21]
  • Elliah Heifetz: First Generation American (self-released) [04-01]
  • Heilung: Drif (Season of Mist) [08-19] - dark folk
  • Gilad Hekselman: Far Star (Edition) [05-13] - jazz
  • Sven Helbig: Skills () [02-04]
  • The Hellacopters: Eyes of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast) [04-01] - hard rock
  • Helms Alee: Keep This Be the Way (Sargent House) [04-29]
  • Helpless: Caged in Gold (Church Road) [03-25] - mathcore
  • Helven: Volume 1 (-EP) [01-14]
  • Samm Henshaw: Untidy Soul (Dorm Seven/AWAL) [01-28] - r&b
  • Hercules & Love Affair: In Amber (Skint/BMG) [06-17] [B]
  • Heriot: Profound Morality (Church Road -EP) [04-29] - sludge metal
  • Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre: Vision (Ovation) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy (577) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Fred Hersch: Breath by Breath (Palmetto) [01-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Lauran Hibberd: Garageband Superstar ( Virgin) [08-19] - alt-pop [***]
  • Charlie Hickey: Nervous at Night (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) [05-20]
  • DeShawn Hickman With Charlie Hunter: Drums, Roots & Steel (The Little Village Foundation) - jazz
  • High Pulp: Pursuit of Ends (Anti-) [04-15]
  • Utada Hikaru: BAD Mode (Epic) [01-19] - art pop
  • Marian Hill: Why Can't We Just Pretend? () [04-13]
  • Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited (Edition) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Hilton: Life Is Beautiful (Ruby Slippers) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Hippo Campus: LP3 (Grand Jury) [02-04] - indie pop [**]
  • Art Hirahara: Ascent (Posi-Tone -EP) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Art Hirahara: Verdant Valley (Posi-Tone) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Hirsh/Zoh Amba/Luke Stewart: An Unlikely Place (Mahakala Music) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • Olli Hirvonen: Kielo (Ropeadope) [11-11] - jazz [U]
  • Hissing: Hypervirulence Architecture (Profound Lore) [07-15] - metal
  • Ho99o9: Skin ( DTA) [03-11] - digital hardcore
  • Ari Hoenig Trio: Golden Treasures (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People (Know You Know) [02-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Jasper Hoiby/Planet B: What It Means to Be Human (Edition) [09-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Sigurd Hole: Roraima (self) - jazz
  • Hollywood Undead: Hotel Kalifornia (BMG) [08-12] - metalcore
  • Holy Fawn: Dimensional Bleed (Wax Bodega/Triple Crown) [09-09] - post-metal
  • Rick Holmstrom: Get It! (LuEllie) [03-04]
  • Mike Holober & Balancing Act: Don't Let Go (Sunnyside) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Holodrum: Holodrum () [02-25]
  • Home Counties: In a Middle English Town (Alcopop! -EP) [02-11]
  • Homeboy Sandman: There in Spirit (Mello Music Group -EP) [02-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Homeboy Sandman: I Can't Sell These (self-released) [06-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Honeyglaze: Honeyglaze (Speedy Wunderground/Heist or Hit) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Straight Ahead: The Honolulu Jazz Quartet Turns 20 (HJQ) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Hoodoo Gurus: Chariots of the Gods (Big Time/EMI) [03-11]
  • Hook: From, Hook () [01-23] - cloud rap
  • Jesca Hoop: Order of Romance (Memphis Industries) [09-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Hooveriii: A Round of Applause (The Reverberation Appreciation Society) [07-29]
  • Horn: Verzet (Black Metal) [05-17] - black metal
  • Jana Horn: Optimism (No Quarter) [01-21] - indie folk
  • Bruce Hornsby: 'Flicted (Zappo) - jazz
  • Horrid1 & Sav'o: Violent Siblings () [01-14]
  • Horse Jumper of Love: Natural Part (Run for Cover) [06-17]
  • Horsegirl: Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) [06-03] - indie rock [*]
  • Hot Chip: Freakout/Release (Domino) [08-19]
  • Hot Milk: The King and Queen of Gasoline (Music for Nations -EP) [08-05]
  • Hot Water Music: Feel the Void (Equal Vision/End Hits) [03-18]
  • The House of Love: A State of Grace (Cherry Red) [09-16]
  • Billy Howerdel: What Normal Was (Rise) [08-09] - alt rock
  • Elaine Howley: The Distance Between Heart and Mouth (Touch Sensitive) [08-12]
  • Reid Hoyson: Your Move (self) - jazz
  • HTRK: Death Is a Dream () [04-29] - ambient pop
  • The HU: Rumble of Thunder (Better Noise Music) [09-02]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (Big Machine) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar (Warp) [08-12] - future bass [*]
  • Warren Hue: Boy of the Year (88rising) [07-29]
  • Fana Hues: Flora + Fana () [03-25] - r&b
  • Hugar: Rift (XXIM) [01-21]
  • The Howard Hughes Suite: High & Lonesome (self-released) - jazz
  • Hulder: The Eternal Fanfare (20 Buck Spin -EP) [07-01] - metal
  • Chris Humphrey: The Voice of Clark Terry (Phreydom Music) - jazz
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter -21) [2021-12-10] - folk [**]
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: Life on Earth (Nonesuch) [02-18] - prog folk [***]
  • Christian Lee Hutson: Quitters (Anti-) [04-01]
  • Jenny Hval: Classic Objects (4AD) [03-11] - art pop [**]
  • I Am [Isaiah Collier & Michael Shekwoaga Ode]: Beyond (Division 81) - jazz [**]
  • I Just Came From the Moon: And Ud (April) [02-25] - jazz
  • I Prevail: True Power (Fearless) [08-19] - metalcore
  • I-sef U-sef: Consistency () [02-14]
  • Iamamiwhoami: Be Here Soon (To Whom It May Concern) [06-03] - art pop
  • Iamkyami: The Kenny Klubhouse (Heist or Hit -EP) [04-29]
  • Janis Ian: The Light at the End of the Line (Rude Girl) [01-21]
  • Ianai: Sunir (Svart) [06-10]
  • Ibaraki: Rashomon (Nuclear Blast) [05-06] - metal
  • Ibeyi: Spell 31 (XL) [05-06] - art pop
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (Merge) [03-25] - Afrofunk [**]
  • Ic3peak: Kiss of Death () [04-22]
  • Iceberg: Final Thaw (Astral Spirits) [07-29] - jazz
  • Iceboy Violet: The Vanity Project (2 B Real) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter/Brandon Lopez: Toro (Underground45 -21) [2021-06-11] - jazz [*]
  • Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter: Familiar Roads (Underground45 -21) [2021-06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Shawneci Icecold & Fatlip: Carte Blanche (Underground 45 -21) [2021-02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Shawneci Icecold Quartet: Coldtrane (Underground 45 -21) [2021-06-14] - jazz [**]
  • Shawneci Icecold & Rob Swift: For the Heads That Break (Fat Beats) - hip-hop [*]
  • IDK: Simple. (Clue/Warner) [05-06] - hip-hop
  • If I Die Today: The Abyss in Silence (Argonauta) [04-29]
  • Ignite: Ignite (Century Media) [03-25] - melodic hardcore
  • Ikarus: Plasma (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • Dieter Ilg: Dedication (ACT Music) [01-28] - jazz
  • Ilmiliekki Quartet: Ilmiliekki Quartet (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Imagine Dragons: Mercury: Act 2 (Interscope) [07-01] - alt-pop
  • Imarhan: Aboogi (City Slang) [01-28] - Saharan [**]
  • Immolation: Acts of God (Nuclear Blast) [02-18] - death metal
  • Imperial Triumphant: Spirit of Ecstasy (Century Media) [07-22] - avant-garde metal
  • Infected Rain: Ecdysis () [01-07] - metalcore
  • The International Nothing: Just None of Those Things (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Interpol: The Other Side of Make-Believe (Matador) [07-15] - post-punk
  • The Interrupters: In the Wild (Hellcat) [08-05] - ska punk
  • Jon Irabagon: Rising Sun (Irabbagast) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Amanda Irarrazabal/Miriam van Boer Salmon: Fauces (577) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • Greta Isaac: I Think You'd Hate It Here (-EP) [04-01]
  • Eiko Ishibashi: Drive My Car [Original Soundtrack] (-21) [2021-08-18] - soundtrack
  • Iskwe & Tom Wilson: Mother Love () [07-22]
  • Ithaca: They Fear Us (Hassle) [07-29] - metalcore
  • Itta: Eyewalk () [04-22]
  • IV and the Strange Band: Southern Circus (Black Country Rock) [06-17] - country
  • Ethan Iverson: Every Note Is True (Blue Note) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Grace Ives: Janky Star (True Panther/Harvest) [06-10] - indie pop [***]
  • Jeremy Ivey: Invisible Pictures (Anti-) [03-11]
  • Alex Izenberg: I'm Not Here (Weird World) [05-20]
  • J-Hope: Jack in the Box (HYBE) [07-15] - K-pop [*]
  • Peter Jablonski: Peter Jablonski Plays Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Works (Ondine) [02-11] - classical
  • Julia Jacklin: Pre Pleasure (Polyvinyl) [08-26] - alt/indie [*]
  • Brian Jackson: This Is Brian Jackson (BBE) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (Solid Jackson) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Keefe Jackson/Oscar Jan Hoogland/Joshua Abrams/Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen (Astral Spirits -EP) [08-05] - jazz [**]
  • Chloe Jackson-Reynolds: The Winter Concert (self-released) - jazz
  • Christian Jacob: New Jazz Standards Vol 5: The Music of Carl Saunders (Summit) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Josean Jacobo Trio: Herencia Criolla (self) [03-04] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Chelsea Jade: Soft Spot (Carpark) [04-29]
  • Volker Jaekel: Short Stories (Jazzwerkstatt -21) - jazz
  • Song Yi Jeon/Vinicius Gomes: Home (Greenleaf Music) [11-18] - jazz [U]
  • Jaguar Jonze: Bunny Mode (Nettwerk) [06-03]
  • Bob James Trio: Feel Like Making Live! (Evolution Music Group) [Evolution] - 01-28 [J|jazz]
  • Colin James: Open Road (Stony Plain -21) [2021-11-05] - blues [*]
  • Early James: Strange Time to Be Alive (Easy Eye Sound) [08-19] - roots rock
  • James and the Cold Gun: False Start (Venn/Loosegroove -EP) [04-29]
  • Jameszoo: Blind (Brainfeeder) [03-11]
  • Jane Inc: Faster Than I Can Take (Telephone Explosion) [04-22] - art pop
  • Japanese Television: Space Fruit Vineyard (Tip Top) [04-15] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Dora Jar: Comfortably in Pain (Original Sin -EP) [03-05] - alt-pop
  • The Ben Jarrell Band: Up and Headed West () - country
  • Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert (ECM) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Yves Jarvis: The Zug (Anti-/Flemish Eye) [05-13]
  • Jaws the Shark: Another Day in Paradise (Nice Swan -EP) [02-11]
  • The Jazz Butcher: The Highest in the Land (Tapete) [02-04]
  • Jazz Funk Soul [Everette Harp/Paul Jackson Jr/Jeff Lorber]: Forecast (Shanachie) [08-05] - pop jazz
  • The Jazz Professors: Blues and Cubes (Flying Horse) - jazz
  • Jazz Spastiks: Intomental () [07-29]
  • JazzLab Orchestra: Loguslabusmuzikus (Effendi -21) - jazz
  • Jeanines: Don't Wait for a Sign (Slumberland) [04-22]
  • Jenna and the Janes: Earth Dog Year () [04-01]
  • Jennylee: Heart Tax (Jennys) [04-23]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk -21) - jazz
  • JER: Bothered/Unbothered (Bad Time) [05-27] - ska punk [*]
  • Oscar Jerome: The Spoon () [09-23]
  • Jeshi: Universal Credit (Because Music) [05-27]
  • Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gang (Inside Out Music) [01-28] - folk rock
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Changeup (Legacy) [03-25]
  • Jewel: Freewheelin' Woman (Words Matter Media) [04-15]
  • JID: The Forever Story (Dreamville/Interscope) [08-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • OG Jigg: The Land Dictates the Lay of the Stone (Earth Memory)
  • Park Jiha: The Gleam (Tak:til) [02-25] - post-minimalism
  • Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B (Rough Trade) [09-09] - glitch pop [**]
  • Jogging House: Weight () [01-18]
  • Johann Johannsson: Drone Mass (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-18] - classical
  • Johnossi: Mad Gone Wild () [02-11]
  • Daniel Johns: FutureNever (BMG Music Australia) [04-22]
  • Calvin Johnson Jr: Notes of a Native Son (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Jack Johnson: Meet the Moonlight (Brushfire/Republic) [06-24]
  • Max Johnson Trio: Orbit of Sound (Unbroken Sounds) [06-17] - jazz
  • Duquette Johnston: The Social Animals (Single Lock) [02-25]
  • Darren Johnston: Life in Time (Origin) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Freedy Johnston: Back on the Road to You (Forty Below) [09-09] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Eugenie Jones: Players (Open Mic) [03-11] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Glenn Jones: Vade Mecum (Thrill Jockey) [06-24]
  • Jones Jones: Just Justice (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Willie Jones III: Fallen Heroes (WJ3 -21) [2021-03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Sheila Jordan: Live at Mezzrow (Cellar Live) [07-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Jordana: Face the Wall (Grand Jury) [05-20]
  • Kathryn Joseph: For You Who Are Wronged (Rock Action) [04-22] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Samara Joy: Linger Awhile (Verve) [09-16] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Joyfultalk: Familiar Science (Constellation) [05-06]
  • Joyride!: Miracle Question (Salinas) [04-15] - punk
  • Joywave: Cleanse (Cultco/Hollywood) [02-11] - indie pop
  • Judah & the Lion: Revival () [06-10]
  • Juice WRLD: Fighting Demons (Grade A -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • Jukebox the Ghost: Cheers (BMG) [05-27] - power pop
  • Julmud: Tuqoos (Bilna'es) [03-30]
  • Junglepussy: JP5000 (self-released -EP) [02-04] - hip-hop [*]
  • Junior Brother: The Great Irish Famine () [09-02]
  • Damien Jurado: Reggae Film Star (Maraqopa) [06-24]
  • Laura Jurd: The Big Friendly Album (Big Friendly) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Just Mustard: Heart Under (Partisan) [05-27] - shoegaze [*]
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Ka: Languish Arts
  • Ka: Languish Arts (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Ka: Woeful Studies
  • Ka: Woeful Studies (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gabriel Kahane: Magnificent Bird (Nonesuch) [03-25]
  • Kaina: It Was a Home (City Slang) [03-04]
  • Kalaha + Hilal Kaya With Aarhus Jazz Orchestra: Tutku (April) [08-25] - jazz
  • Steve Kaldestad: Live at Frankie's Jazz Club (Cellar) - jazz
  • Kaleidobolt: This One Simple Trick (Svart) [05-06]
  • The Kaleidoscope Kid: The Kaleidoscope Kid () [04-22]
  • Kaleiido: Elements (Exopac) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Kamikaze Nurse: Stimuloso (Mint) [06-03]
  • Kamikaze Palm Tree: Mint Chip (Drag City) [08-12]
  • Miles Kane: Change the Show (BMG) [01-21] - pop rock
  • Avi Kaplan: Floating on a Dream (Fantasy) [05-20]
  • Benji Kaplan: Something Here Inside (Wise Cat) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Karapetyan Trio: Point of View (Jazzist) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Kardashev: Liminal Rite (Metal Blade) [06-10] - metal
  • Nyokabi Kariuki: Peace Places: Kenyan Memories (SA -EP) [02-25]
  • Kasabian: The Alchemist's Euphoria (Columbia) [08-12] - alt dance
  • Tim Kasher: Middling Age (15 Passenger) [04-15]
  • Kavinsky: Reborn (Fiction) [03-25] - synthwave
  • Kawala: Better With You (EMI) [03-04]
  • Willow Kayne: Playground Antics (Columbia -EP) [02-01] - pop rap
  • Keb' Mo': Good to Be . . . (Rounder) [01-22] - blues
  • Ryan Keberle Collectiv Do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina (Alternate Side) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Geoffrey Keezer & Friends: Playdate (MarKeez) [08-12] - jazz [U]
  • Kehlani: Blue Water Road (Atlantic) [04-29] - r&b [***]
  • Tasman Keith: A Colour Undone (Awal) [07-07]
  • Kellarissa: Voice Leading (Mint) [04-01]
  • Kimberly Kelly: I'll Tell You What's Gonna Happen (Show Dog Nashville) [07-08] - country [***]
  • KEN Mode: Null (Artoffact) [09-23] - sludge metal
  • Dro Kenji: With or Without You () - hip-hop
  • Ryan Kennedy: (02-04)
  • Eva Kess: Inter-Musical Love Letter (Unit) [07-22] - jazz [*]
  • Calvin Keys: Blue Keys (Wide Hive) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Khalid: Scenic Drive (The Tape) (RCA -21) [2021-12-03] - r&b
  • Wiz Khalifa/Big KRIT/Smoke DZA/Girl Talk: Full Court Press (Asylum/Taylor Gang) [04-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Wiz Khalifa: Multiverse (Taylor Gang/Asylum) [07-29] - hip-hop
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Moon (Dead Oceans -EP) [02-18] - psychedelic soul
  • Kid Kapichi: Here's What You Could Have Won (Spinefarm) [09-23] - post-punk
  • Kyle Kidd: Soothsayer (American Dreams) [08-05] - r&b [*]
  • Angelique Kidjo/Ibrahim Maalouf: Queen of Sheba () [06-24] - African
  • Kids on a Crime Spree: Fall in Love Not in Line (Slumberland) [01-21] - noise pop
  • EG Kight: The Trio Sessions (Blue South -21) [2021-05-11] - blues [**]
  • Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island (Guruguru Brain) [05-06] - psychedelic
  • Kill Alters: Armed to the Teeth LMOMM () [02-11]
  • Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (Sunnyside) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Killing Joke: Lord of Chaos (Spinefarm -EP) [03-25]
  • Katie Kim: Hour of the Ox () [09-09]
  • Yaya Kim: Aka Yaya (self-released) [01-17] - art pop
  • Kinbrae & Clare Archibald: Birl of Unmap () [02-11]
  • Kind Folk: Head Towards the Center (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Kinetika Bloco: Legacy (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Marcus King: Young Blood (American/Republic) [08-26]
  • Randall King: Shot Glass (Warner Nashville) [03/18] - country [**]
  • King Buffalo: Regenerator (Stickman) [09-02] - stoner rock
  • King Garbage: Heavy Metal Greasy Love (Ipecac) [04-01]
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Omnium Gatherum (KGLW) [04-22] - psychedelic pop
  • King Hannah: I'm Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me (City Slang) [02-25]
  • King Princess: Hold On Baby (Zelig/Columbia) [07-29] - alt-pop [**]
  • King Stingray: King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl) [08-05]
  • Lola Kirke: Lady for Sale (Third Man) [04-29]
  • Milen Kirov: Spatium (Independent Creative Sound and Music) [06-05] - jazz [U]
  • Kilo Kish: American Gurl (Kisha Soundscape + Audio) [03-25] - synthpop [*]
  • Kisskadee: Black Hole Era (Anxiety Blanket) [05-06]
  • Kiwi Jr: Chopper (Sub Pop) [08-12] - alt/indie [***]
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Panorama (Atlantic) [07-29]
  • Klammer: The Day Before Yesterday (Heavy Metal) [02-25]
  • Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (self-released) [02-25] - Americana [A-]
  • Cheri Knight: American Rituals (Freedom to Spend) [07-15]
  • Steve Knight: Persistence (self-released) - jazz
  • Knoll: Metempiric (self-released) [06-24]
  • Knucks: Alpha Place (Nodaysoff) [05-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Kirk Knuffke Trio: Gravity Without Airs () [07-01] - jazz
  • Kodak: All Get Out (Rude/Equal Vision) [06-03]
  • Kodak Black: Back for Everything (Dollaz N Dealz/Sniper Gang/Atlantic) [02-25] - hip-hop
  • Kode9: Escapology (Hyperdub) [07-15] - IDM
  • Koffee: Gifted (RCA) [03-25] - dancehall [**]
  • KOG: Zone 6, Agege (Pura Vida Sounds) [02-25] - African [**]
  • Masayo Koketsu: Fukiya (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kokoroko: Could We Be More (Brownswood) [08-05] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Kristina Koller: Get Out of Town (self-released) [03-18] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Koma Saxo With Sofia Jernberg: Koma West (We Jazz) [03-18] - jazz
  • Toshinori Kondo x DJ Motive: Zen (Mohawks) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee: Bamanan (Real World) [02-18] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Kontusion: Kontusion (-EP) [03-25]
  • The Kooks: 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark (Lonely Cat) [07-22]
  • Anders Koppel: Mulberry Street Symphony (Cowbell Music -2CD) - jazz [***]
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Isthisforreal? (Stones Throw) [07-22] - hip-hop [*]
  • Korn: Requiem (Loma Vista) [02-04] - nu metal
  • Yordan Kostov Ensemble: Intertwining a Fugue (SJF -21) - jazz
  • Boris Kozlov: First Things First (Posi-Tone) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party! (Table Pounding) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Krallice: Crystalline Exhaustion () [01-28] - black metal
  • Kreator: Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Kreidler: Spells and Daubs (Bureau B) [01-28]
  • Allegra Krieger: Precious Thing (Northern Spy) [03-04]
  • James Krivchenia: Blood Karaoke (Reading Group) [04-15]
  • Krush Puppies: Love Kills the Demons (Holm Front -EP) [05-06]
  • Kublai Khan TX: Lowest Form of Animal (Rise -EP) [04-01] - metalcore
  • Martin Kuchen/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate (Not Two) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Kuchen: Utopia (Thanatosis Produktion) [05-00] - jazz [B]
  • Mike Kuhl/Dave Ballou/John Dierker/Luke Stewart: Kraft (Out of Your Head) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Clemens Kuratle Ydivide: Lumumba (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [*]
  • Kurokuma: Born of Obsidian () [02-04] - metal
  • Mike Kuster: Better Late Than Never (self-released) [02-08] - country
  • Pierre Kwenders: Jose Louis and the Paradox of Love (Arts & Crafts) [04-29]
  • Kyle: It's Not So Bad (self) [01-28] - pop rap [*]
  • Kynsy: Something to Do With Love (Awal -EP) [09-14]
  • L'objectif: We Aren't Getting Out but Tonight We Might (Chess Club -EP) [06-03]
  • La Colonie De Vacances: Echt (Vicious Circle) [01-22]
  • La Roche: Liye Liye (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
  • Lava La Rue: Hi-Fidelity (-EP) [07-29] - neo-soul
  • Lack the Low: God-Carrier () [03-11] - art pop
  • Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights (RCA) [07-15] - neo-soul [B]
  • Lady Bird: WE (Alcopop!) [02-25]
  • Lady Neptune: Noz (Night School -EP) [05-06] - hardcore
  • Julian Lage: View With a Room (Blue Note) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Lalalar: Bi Cinnete Bakar (Bongo Joe) [05-04] - Turkish [A-]
  • Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope -2CD) [05-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Cold as Weiss (Colemine) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Lambchop: The Bible (Merge/City Slang) [09-30]
  • AJ Lambert: Manhattan Beach, Swept by Ocean Breezes () [02-11]
  • Miranda Lambert: Palomino (Vanner/RCA Nashville) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Uele Lamore: Loom (XXIM) [01-28]
  • Lampen: Lampen (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Landaeus Trio: A Crisis of Perception (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Brian Landrus: Red List (Palmetto) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Nikki Lane: Denim & Diamonds (New West) [09-23] - country [**]
  • Klaus Lang: Tehran Dust (Another Timbre)
  • Daniel Lanois: Player, Piano (Modern) [09-23]
  • Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Altar (self-released) [10-14] - jazz [U]
  • Abigail Lapell: Stolen Time () [04-22]
  • Travis Laplante: Wild Tapestry (Out of Your Head) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard (self-released) [07-08] - jazz [**]
  • The Adam Larson Trio: With Love, From Chicago (Outside In Music) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena: West Kensington (Three Lobed) [05-20]
  • Latto: 777 (RCA) [03-25] - pop rap [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Andy Milne: Fragile (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Counterfeit Mars (Relative Pitch) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Game Changer (Sky Crunch) [08-26] - country
  • Laufey: Everything I Know About Love (AWAL) [08-26]
  • Launder: Happening (Ghostly International) [07-15] - shoegaze
  • Laundry Day: We Switched Bodies (Polo and Fomo) [02-11]
  • Lauv: All 4 Nothing (Virgin) [08-05] - alt-pop [*]
  • Lavender Country: Blackberry Rose and Other Songs & Sorrows From Lavender Country (Don Giovanni) [02-18] - country [**]
  • Avril Lavigne: Love Sux (DTA/Elektra) [02-25] - pop punk [**]
  • Azar Lawrence: New Sky (Trazar) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • The Lazy Eyes: SongBook (Lunatic) [04-22] - psychedelic pop
  • Lazy Queen: A Human Reaction () [03-18]
  • Cate Le Bon: Pompeii (Mexican Summer) [02-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Le Vent Du Nord: 20 Printemps () [01-28]
  • Andrew Leahey & the Homestead: American Static Vol 2 () [05-06]
  • Gerard Lebik/John Edwards/Paul Lovens: Lepomis Gibbosus (Fundacja Sluchaj -21) [2021-10-25] - jazz [*]
  • Amos Lee: Dreamland (Dualtone) [02-11]
  • Robbie Lee: Prismatist (Relative Pitch -21) - jazz
  • John Legend: Legend (Republic) [09-09]
  • Steve Lehman & Selebeyone: Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Brennen Leigh: Obsessed With the West (Signature Sounds) [05-06] - country [**]
  • Leikeli47: Shape Up (Hardcover/RCA) [05-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Leimgruber/Turner/Dorner/da Boff/Flesh: Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern) (Euphorium -21) - jazz
  • Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer: OM 50 (Intakt) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Thapelo Lekoane: Tapestry (self-released -21) - vocal jazz
  • Jose Lencastre: Inner Voices (Burning Ambulance) [08-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jose Lencastre: Common Ground (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • MJ Lenderman: Boat Songs (Dear Life) [04-29] - country rock [**]
  • Jinx Lennon: Pet Rent (Septic Tiger) [04-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Julian Lennon: Jude (BMG) [09-09]
  • Ari Lennox: Age/Sex/Location (Dreamville/Interscope) [09-09] - neo-soul
  • Leon: Circles (BMG) [03-04] - pop soul
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites (Sunnyside) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos (Universal) [05-27]
  • Janel Leppin: Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) [07-29] - jazz
  • Coi Leray: Trendsetter (Republic) [04-08] - pop rap
  • Sondre Lerche: Avatars of Love () [04-01] - art pop
  • George Lernis: Between Two Worlds (Dunya) [06-10] - jazz [*]
  • Leroux/Van Isacker/Vanderstraeten: AlsIk Niets Meer Van De Kano Zie (Aspen Edities) - jazz
  • Les Louanges: Crash () [01-21]
  • Kristine Leschper: The Opening, or Closing of a Door (Anti-) [03-04] - dream pop
  • Dario Lessing: Frequency (Modern) [02-25]
  • The Let Go: Delete My Feelings (Chess Club -EP) [03-18]
  • Let's Eat Grandma: Two Ribbons (Transgressive) [04-29] - electropop [*]
  • Lethal Bizzle: Lethal B v Lethal Bizzle (Skint Gang) [06-10]
  • Lettuce: Unify () [06-03]
  • Jim Levendis: The Big Band Project (self-released) - jazz
  • Aaron Lewis: Frayed at Both Ends (self-released) [01-28] - country
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: MSM Molecular Systematic Music Live (Intakt -2CD) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Luna Li: Duality (In Real Life) [03-04]
  • Lykke Li: Eyeye (PIAS/Crush) [05-20] - dream pop [*]
  • Carol Liebowitz/Adam Lane/Andrew Drury: Blue Shift (Line Art) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Life: North East Coastal Town (The Liquid Label) [08-19]
  • Lighght: Seodra () [03-04]
  • Lightning in a Twilight Hour: Overwintering (Elefant) [04-01] - dream pop
  • Lights: PEP (Fueled by Ramen) [04-01] - electropop [***]
  • Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet: Occasional Sketches (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Lil Durk: 7220 (Alamo/Sony) [03-11] - hip-hop
  • Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere) [07-15] - alt r&b [*]
  • Christian Lillinger: Konus (Plaist Music) [02-25] - jazz
  • Bob Lind: Something Worse Than Loneliness (Ace) [02-25]
  • The Linda Lindas: Growing Up (Epitaph) [04-08] - punk [***]
  • Magnus Lindgren/Georg Breinschmid: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 (ACT) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Johan Lindvall Trio: This Is Not About You (Jazzland) - jazz
  • Thomas Linger: Out In It (Cellar) - jazz
  • Linus + Okland/Van Heertum/Zach: Light as Never (Aspen Edities) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Lisbeth Quartett: Release (Intakt) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Liss: I Guess Nothing Will Be the Same (Escho/Real Life) [06-10]
  • Lissie: Carving Canyons () [09-16]
  • Son Little: Like Neptune (Anti-) [09-09]
  • Little Big Town: Mr Sun (Capitol Nashville) [09-16] - country
  • Darren Litzie: My Horizon (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [U]
  • Living Hour: Someday Is Today (Kanine/Next Door) [09-02] - dream pop
  • Lucy Liyou: Welfare/Practice (American Dreams) [05-20]
  • Lizzo: Special (Atlantic/Nice Life) [07-15] - r&b [**]
  • The Local Honeys: The Local Honeys (La Honda) [07-15] - country
  • Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel (Blue Note) [06-24] - jazz [B]
  • Charles Lloyd: Trios: Ocean (Blue Note) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Lockheart: Dreamers (Edition) [01-28]
  • Tony Logue: Jericho () [01-07] - country
  • Mark Lomax, II: Prismatic Reflections No 1 (CFG Multimedia) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • London Odense Ensemble: Jaiyede Suite Pt 1 () - jazz
  • Loop: Sonancy (Cooking Vinyl) [03-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Brandon Lopez/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • L'Orage: Triangle (self-released) [01-17] - jazz
  • Jill Lorean: This Rock (Monohands) [04-01]
  • Los Bitchos: Let the Festivities Begin! (City Slang) [02-04] - instrumental rock [***]
  • Russ Lossing: Folks (Sunnyside) [08-05] - jazz [**]
  • Lost Dog Street Band: Glory (Lost Dog Street Band) [01-21]
  • The Lounge Society: Tired of Liberty (Speedy Wunderground) [08-26]
  • Demi Lovato: Holy Fvck (Island) [08-19] - alt rock
  • Lyle Lovett: 12th of June (Verve) [05-13] - country [**]
  • Lu Chin Chen: NA Meeting () [02-22]
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One: Revel in Time (Inside Out Music) [02-18] - prog metal
  • Lucius: Second Nature (Mom + Pop) [04-08]
  • Steven Lugerner/Garret Lang/Albert Tootie Heath: It Takes One to Know One (Slow & Steady) [04-15] - jazz
  • The Lumineers: Brightside (Dualtone) [01-14] - folk pop
  • Luminous Foundation: Haig Fras (Belbury Music/Heavy Rural) [03-14]
  • Corb Lund: Songs My Friends Wrote (New West) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drill Music in Zion (1st & 15th) [06-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Dana Lyn: A Point on a Slow Curve (self-released) [02-18] - jazz
  • Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol 2: Dance the Way U Want To (Holistic MusicWorks -2CD) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Lera Lynn: Something More Than Love (Icons Creating Evil Art) [07-15]
  • Logan Lynn: New Money (Kill Rock Stars) [01-21]
  • Trudy Lynn: Golden Girl (Nota Blue) - blues
  • Lyrics Born: Mobile Homies Season 1 (Mobile Home) [04-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Mabel: About Last Night . . . (Polydor) [07-15] - dance pop [**]
  • Yuko Mabuchi: Caribbean Canvas (Vista) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet: Overtones (DMAC Music) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho (Hot Candles) (Griselda -21) [2021-12-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Dollar Menu 4 (self-released) [08-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Machine Gun Kelly: Mainstream Sellout (Bad Boy/Interscope) [03-25] - pop punk
  • Machine Head: Of Kingdom and Crown (Nuclear Blast) [08-26] - groove metal
  • Doug MacLeod: A Soul to Claim (Reference) - jazz
  • Madmess: Rebirth (Hassle -21) [2021-12-10]
  • Peter Madsen's CIA Trio: 88 Butterfly (Playscape) - jazz
  • Massimo Magee: Toneflower (577) [08-05] - jazz
  • Magnum: The Monster Roars (Steamhammer) [01-14]
  • Janiva Magness: Hard to Kill (Fathead) [06-24] - blues [B]
  • Roberto Magris: Duo & Trio: Featuring Mark Colby (JMood) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (Nonesuch) [04-22] - blues [**]
  • Rudi Mahall/Jan Roder/Olaf Rupp: Audiosemantics (06-30) [J|jazz]
  • Rudi Mahall/Michael Griener: Jazzpreis (Astral Spirits) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Animal Crossing EP (Whirlwind -EP) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Mainliner: Burst Osaka 2022 (self-released) - psych-rock
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu (Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Malaby 's Sabino: The Cave of Winds (Pyroclastic) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Malaby/Angelica Sanchez/Tom Rainey: Huapango (Rogue Art) [03-07] - jazz
  • Malevolence: Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) [05-20] - metal
  • Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (Planet Arts) [01-14] - jazz [***]
  • Mall Grab: What I Breathe (Looking for Trouble) [08-05] - EDM
  • Stephen Mallinder: Tick Tick Tick (Dais) [07-15]
  • Mallrat: Butterfly Blue (Nettwerk) [05-13]
  • Kall Malone: Living Torch (Portraits GRM) [07-08] - electronic
  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard: The Harvest (New Heavy Sounds) [03-25]
  • MAN/BAN: MAN-BAN (Dropa Disc -21) - jazz
  • Jeremy Manasia Trio: Butcher Block Ballet (Blujazz) [06-20] - jazz [*]
  • Manegarm: Ynglingaattens Ode (Napalm) [04-15] - metal
  • Mannheimer Schlagwerk: The Numbers Are Dancing (Solaire -21) - jazz
  • Joyce Manor: 40 oz to Fresno (Epitaph) [06-10]
  • Mantar: Pain Is Forever and This Is the End (Metal Blade) [07-15] - metal
  • Ben Marc: Glass Effect (Innovative Leisure) [04-22]
  • Lionel Marchetti & Abdul Moimeme: Ciel-Cristal (Sonoscopia) - jazz
  • Marci: Marci (Arbutus) [08-05] - dream pop
  • Roc Marciano & the Alchemist: The Elephant Man's Bones (ALC/Marci/Empire) [08-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra: In the Valley (Stricker Street) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Andrew Marek: American Debris (Rubberstamp) [02-01]
  • Margot: Inertia (-EP) [05-13]
  • Lasse Marhaug: Context (Smalltown Supersound) [08-27]
  • Maria BC: Hyaline (Father/Daughter) [05-27] - dream pop
  • Maridalen: Bortenfor (Jazzland) [03-25] - jazz
  • Marillion: An Hour Before It's Dark () [03-04]
  • Amber Mark: Three Dimensions Deep (PMR) [01-28] - pop [***]
  • Market: The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong (Western Vinyl) [04-29]
  • Ben Markley Big Band With Ari Hoenig: Ari's Fun House (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Kal Marks: My Name Is Hell (Exploding in Sound) [08-05] - indie rock
  • Duncan Marquiss: Wires Turned Sideways in Time () [03-04]
  • Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (BMG) [02-25] - indie rock [*]
  • The Mars Volta: The Mars Volta (Clouds Hill) [09-16] - art pop
  • Mart Avi: Blade (Porridge Bullet) [04-29]
  • Stephen Martin: High Plains (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Walter Martin: The Bear (Ile Flottante) [03-25]
  • Marxist Love Disco Ensemble: MLDE (Mr Bongo) [09-16] - disco [**]
  • The Mary Veils: Esoteri Hex (Pnkslm) [03-25]
  • Mass Worship: Portal Tombs (Century Media) [ 02-04] - death metal
  • Master Boot Record: Personal Computer (Metal Blade) [05-13] - metal
  • Matchess: Sonescent (Drag City) [02-25]
  • Material Girl: i85mixx21-22 (No Agreements) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Dmitri Matheny: Cascadia (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Matmos: Regards/Uklony dla Boguslaw Schaeffer (Thrill Jockey) [05-20] - electronica [*]
  • Mattie: Jupiter's Purse (Leaving -EP) [02-22]
  • Mattiel: Georgia Gothic (Heavenly/ATO) [03-18]
  • Maule: Maule (Gates of Hell) [01-14] - metal
  • Bennie Maupin/Adam Rudolph: Symphonic Tonic Poem for Brother Yusef (Strut) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Maverick: American Dream () [01-07] - country
  • Maverick Sabre: Don't Forget to Look Up () [01-28]
  • Maya Lucia: Miss Girl World () [08-19]
  • John Mayall: The Sun Is Shining Down (Forty Below) [01-28] - blues
  • Mazam: Pilgrimage (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Marilyn Mazur's Shamania: Rerooting (Clap Your Hands) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Mazurek: All Distances Inform (Rogue Art) [02-04] - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek Quartet: Father's Wing (Rogue Art) [02-04] - jazz
  • MC3: Sounds of the City (Phonocene) - jazz
  • Lizzy McAlpine: Five Second Flat (Harbour Masters/AWAL) [04-08]
  • Bill McBirnie: Forever (Extreme Flute -21) - jazz
  • Ashley McBryde: Presents: Lindeville (Warner Music Nashville) [09-30] - country [***]
  • Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer (Anti-) [05-06] - folk [***]
  • Jono McCleery: Moonlit Parade () [04-29]
  • Delbert McClinton: Outdated Emotion (Thirty Tigers) [05-13]
  • Cass McCombs: Heartmind (Anti-) [08-19]
  • Bret McKenzie: Songs Without Jokes (Sub Pop) [08-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Arlo McKinley: This Mess We're In (Oh Boy) [07-15] - country [*]
  • Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc) [08-26] - blues [*]
  • Jensen McRae: Are You Happy Now? (Human Re Sources) [03-22] - singer-songwriter
  • Tate McRae: I Used to Think I Could Fly (RCA) [05-27] - pop [***]
  • Makaya McCraven: In These Times (International Anthem) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Larry McCray: Blues Without You (KTBA) [03-25] - blues
  • The Del McCoury Band: Almost Proud () [02-18] - bluegrass
  • Aaron McDonnell: Too Many Days Like Saturday Night () [02-04] - country
  • Rachel McElhiney: I Love It Here (-EP) [05-29]
  • Ben McElroy: How I Learnt to Disengage From the Pack () [01-28]
  • Carson McHone: Still Life (Merge) [02-25] - alt-country
  • Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot (RogueArt) - jazz
  • McPhee Marker: McPhee Marker (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Mechina: Venator (self) [01-01] - symphonic metal
  • Meer: Playing House (Karisma -21) - jazz
  • Megadeth: The Sick, the Dying . . . and the Dead! (Tradecraft) [09-02] - thrash metal
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Traumazine (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment) [08-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau: Jacob's Ladder (Nonesuch) [03-18] - jazz [B]
  • Francisco Mela/Shinya Lin: Motions Vol 1 (577) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba: Cause Y Efecto (577) [09-30] - jazz
  • Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet: For the Love of Fire and Water (RogueArt) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • John Mellencamp: Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (Republic) [01-21] - heartland rock
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Emotional Eternal (Domino) [04-29]
  • John Mellencamp: Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (Republic) [01-21] - heartland rock
  • Melt Yourself Down: Pray for Me I Don't Fit (Decca) [02-25] - art punk [*]
  • Melts: Maelstrom (Mother Sky) [06-17]
  • MeMo: Business of Healing () [04-29]
  • Memphis May Fire: Remade in Misery (Rise) [06-03] - metal
  • Vic Mensa: Vino Valentino (Roc Nation -EP) [02-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Meridian Brothers/El Grupo Renacimento: Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimento (Ansonia) [08-05] - Latin [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Earthshine (Origin) [07-15] - jazz [U]
  • Meshuggah: Immutable (Atomic Fire) [04-01] - groove metal
  • Messa: Close (Svart) [03-11] - doom metal
  • Paul Messina: Blue Fire (GVAP Music -21) [2021-11-15] - jazz [B-]
  • Metric: Formentera (Metric Music International) [07-08] - electropop [**]
  • Metrolight: Copyright Strike (Tee Pee -EP) [02-11] - electropop
  • Metronomy: Small World (Because Music) [02-18] - synthpop [**]
  • Hendrik Meurkens/The WDR Big Band: Samba Jazz Odyssey (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Meyhem Lauren & Daringer: Black Vladimir () [08-26] - hip-hop
  • Michelle: After Dinner We Talk Dreams (Transgressive) [03-04] - r&b
  • Midlake: For the Sake of Bethel Woods (Bella Union) [03-18]
  • Midland: The Last Resort: Greetings From (Big Machine) [05-06]
  • Midnight: Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade) [03-04] - speed metal
  • The Midnight: Heroes (Counter) [09-09]
  • Midnight Oil: Resist (Sony) [02-18]
  • Midwich Cuckoos: Death or Glory () [04-08]
  • Mighty Mystic: Giant () [03-18]
  • Xose Miguelez: Contradictio (Origin) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Adam Miller: Gateway () [02-11]
  • Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Nearness (Sunnyside) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Miller: Trust (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Rhett Miller: The Misfit (ATO) [09-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Flo Milli: You Still Here, Ho? (RCA) [07-20] - pop rap [**]
  • Miloe: Gaps (Loma Vista -EP) [09-16]
  • Dom Minasi: Me Myself and I (Unseen Rain -21) - jazz
  • Minibeast: On Ice (self-released) [04-01]
  • John Minnock: Simplicity (Dot Time) [05-20] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mint Green: All Girls Go to Heaven (Pure Noise) [06-03]
  • Minute Taker: Wolf Hours () [01-28]
  • Miraculous Mule: Old Bones, New Fire () [08-06]
  • Arif Mirbaghi/Kaveh Ghaffari/Farhad Safari: Saqqakhaneh Vol 2 (Qame Feraq -EP) [01-05] - jazz
  • Misery Index: Complete Control (Century Media) [05-13] - metal
  • Miso Extra: Great Taste (Beatnik Creative -EP) [03-04]
  • Mister Goblin: Bunny (Exploding in Sound) [04-22]
  • Anais Mitchell: Anais Mitchell (BMG) [01-28] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Tyler Mitchell Featuring Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows (Mahakala Music) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Mitski: Laurel Hell (Dead Oceans) [02-04] - indie pop [*]
  • Miyeon: My (Cube Entertainment -EP) [04-27] - K-pop
  • Mizmor & Thou: Myopia (Gilead Media) [04-22]
  • MO: Motordrome (Sony Music UK) [01-28] - synthpop
  • Mo Troper: MTV (Lame-O) [09-02] - twee-pop
  • Mdou Moctar: Niger EP Vol 1 (Matador -EP) [08-24] - Saharan [***]
  • Moby: Reprise/Remixes (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-20] - electronic
  • Moderat: More D4ta (Monkeytown) [05-13] - downtempo [**]
  • Modern Error: Victim of a Modern Age () [01-21] - melodic hardcore
  • Modern Nature: Island of Noise (Bella Union) [01-28] - indie folk
  • Modern Studies: We Are There (Fire) [02-18] - folk rock
  • Charnett Moffett Trio: Live (Motema -EP -21) [2021-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Abul Mogard: In a Few Places Along the River () [02-01] - ambient
  • Tumi Mogorosi: Group Theory: Black Music (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil) [07-08] - jazz [B]
  • Billy Mohler: Anatomy (Contagious Music) [06-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Tony Molina: In the Fade (Run for Cover) [08-12]
  • Mom Jeans: Sweet Tooth (Counter Intuitive) [02-25] - emo-pop
  • Cario Mombelli: Lullaby for Planet Earth (Clap Your Hands) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Momma: Household Name (Polyvinyl) [07-01] - alt-rock
  • Marc Mommaas: The Impressionist (Sunnyside) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tony Monaco: Four Brothers (Chicken Coup) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Mondak: Glass Spheres (Summit) - jazz
  • Drori Mondlak & Karolina Strassmayer: Freescapes (Lilypad) - jazz
  • Mondo Grosso: Big World (ASAB) [02-09] - deep house
  • TS Monk: Live: Two Continents One Groove (Storyville) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Monochrome Set: Allhallowtide (Tapete) [03-11]
  • Monodrama: Mndrmooaa (Everlasting) [01-14] - jazz
  • Monophonics: Sage Motel (Colemine) [05-13]
  • Monoscopes: Painkillers and Wine (Big Black Car) [01-28]
  • Michael Monroe: I Live Too Fast to Die Young (Silver Lining) [06-10]
  • Monsta X: Shape of Love (Starship -EP) [04-26]
  • French Montana & Harry Fraud: Montega () [06-24] - hip-hop
  • Elisa Monteiro: Muda (PMC [Producao de Musica Contemporaea) - jazz
  • Monuments: In Stasis (Century Media) [04-15] - metal
  • Moodring: Stargazer (UNFD) [06-10]
  • Franc Moody: Into the Ether () [09-02] - nu-disco
  • Moon Panda: What on Earth (Fierce Panda) [03-04]
  • Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) [05-13] - metal
  • Moonchild: Starfruit (Tru Thoughts) [02-11]
  • Moonchild Sanelly: Phases (Transgressive) [06-10]
  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes (Anti-) [07-01] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Art Moore: Art Moore (Anti-) [08-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Mandy Moore: In Real Life (Verve) [05-13]
  • Thurston Moore: Screen Time (Southern Lord) [02-25]
  • Kevin Morby: This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans) [05-13] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Moreish Idols: Float (Speedy Wunderground -EP) [08-12]
  • John Moreland: Birds in the Ceiling (Thirty Tigers) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Gabriel Moreno: The Year of the Rat (self-released) [01-16]
  • Justin Morell: Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth (Sonic Frenzy) - jazz
  • Chloe Moriondo: Puppy Luv (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [04-08]
  • Meg Morley Trio: Journey Through Home (33Jazz) - jazz
  • Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (Rootball -21) [2021-12-14] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Ben Morris: Pocket Guides (OA2) [06-17] - jazz [B-]
  • Kendra Morris: Nine Lives (Karma Chief) [02-18]
  • Maren Morris: Humble Quest (Columbia Nashville) [03-25] - country [***]
  • Rae Morris: Rachel@Fairyland () [07-08]
  • Angeline Morrison: The Brown Girl and Other Folk Songs (self-released) [05-01]
  • Carla Morrison: El Renacimiento (Cosmica) [04-29]
  • Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take? (Exile) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • PJ Morton: Watch the Sun (Morton/Empire) [04-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Moskus: Papirfuglen (Hubro) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jamal Moss: Thanks 4 the Tracks U Lost (Modern Love) [04-27] - outsider house [***]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Disasters Vol 1 (Hot Cup) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Moten/Brandon Lopez/Gerald Cleaver: Moten/Lopez/Cleaver (Reading Group) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Mothermary: I Am Your God (Italians Do It Better) [01-28] - synthpop
  • Kyle Motl: Hydra Nightingale (Infrequent Seams) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Motor Sister: Get Off (Metal Blade) [05-06] - metal
  • Motorpsycho: Ancient Astronauts (Stickman) [08-19]
  • Nancy Mounir: Nozhet El Nofous (Simsara) [06-03] - Arabic [B]
  • The Mountain Goats: Bleed Out (Merge) [08-19] - indie rock [A-]
  • Mr Fingers: Around the Sun Pt 1 (Alleviated) [05-16] - house [**]
  • μ-Ziq: Goodbye (Planet Mu -EP) [04-01] - electronic
  • μ-Ziq: Magic Pony Ride (Planet Mu) [06-10] - electronic
  • Mud City Manglers: Heart Full of Hate () [01-28]
  • Tobin Mueller: Prestidigitation (self-released) [06-22] - jazz [B-]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 011 (Jazz Is Dead) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 14: Henry Franklin (Jazz Is Dead) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Kjetil Mulelid Trio: Who Do You Love the Most? (Rune Grammofon) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Nick Mulvey: New Mythology (Fiction) [06-10]
  • Marcus Mumford: (Self-Titled) (Island) [09-16]
  • Muna: Muna (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) [06-24] - indie pop [*]
  • Municipal Waste: Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • Mura Masa: Demon Time (Polydor) [09-16] - glitch hop
  • Murkage Dave: The City Needs a Hero () [05-27]
  • David Murray/Brad Jones/Hamid Drake Brand New World Trio: Seriana Promethea (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Muscadine Bloodline: Dispatch to 16th Ave (Stancaster Music) [02-04] - country
  • Muse: Will of the People (Helium 3/Warner) [08-26] - alt rock
  • Mush: Down Tools (Memphis Industries) [07-08] - postpunk [**]
  • The Muslims: Fuck These Fucking Fascists (Epitaph -21) [2021-09-24] - punk [***]
  • Charlie Musselwhite: Mississippi Son () [06-03]
  • Mustasch: A Final Warning: Chapter One (Tritonus -EP -21)
  • Mxmtoon: Rising (AWAL) [05-20] - pop [A-]
  • My Disco: Alter Schwede (-21) [2021-11-29]
  • My Idea: That's My Idea (Hardly Art -EP -21) [2021-07-30] - alt/indie [**]
  • My Idea: Cry Mfer (Hardly Art) [04-22] [***]
  • Kim Myhr: Up to the Sun Shall Go Your Heartche (Hubro) [06-15] - jazz
  • Kim Myhr: Sympathetic Magic (Hubro) [08-19] - jazz
  • Mysie: Joyride (70Hz -EP) [05-13]
  • The Mysterines: Reeling (Fiction) [03-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Nadja: Luminous Rot (Southern Lord -21) [2021-05-21] - metal
  • Marissa Nadler: The Wrath of the Clouds (Sacred Bones -EP) [02-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Sana Nagano: Anime Mundi (577) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Najar: Jazz Samba Pra Sempre (self-released) - jazz
  • Nakama: New World (Nakama) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Nalley Band With Houston Person: I Want a Little Boy (Kim Nalley Productions) - jazz [***]
  • Napalm Death: Resentment Is Always Seismic: A Final Throw of Throes (Century Media -EP) [02-11] - grindcore
  • Randy Napoleon: Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Qasim Naqvi/Wadada Leo Smith/Andrew Cyrille: Two Centuries (Red Hook) - jazz
  • Nas: Magic (Mass Appeal -EP -21) [2021-12-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Nina Nastasia: Riderless Horse (Temporary Residence) [07-22] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rico Nasty: Las Ruinas (Sugar Trap/Atlantic) [07-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (NNA Tapes) [08-16] - electronic [**]
  • Nayeon: Im Nayeon (JYP -EP) [06-24] - K-pop
  • NCT Dream: Glitch Mode (SM Entertainment) [03-28] - K-pop
  • Ne-Yo: Self Explanatory (Motown) [07-15]
  • Nebula: Transmissions From Mothership Earth (Heavy Psych Sounds) [07-22]
  • Negroni's Trio: Esperanzas/Hopes (Sony Latin) - jazz
  • Tami Neilson: Kingmaker (Outside Music) [07-15] - country [***]
  • Josh Nelson/Bob Bowman Collective: Tomorrow Is Not Promised (Steel Bird Music) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Sean Nelson's New London Big Band: Social Hour! (MAMA) [03-04] - jazz [B]
  • Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Legacy) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Haru Nemuri: Shunka Ryougen (TO3S) [04-22] - J-rock
  • Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon De L'amour (Cruz Del Sur) [02-18] - fuzz metal [-]
  • Nina Nesbitt: Alskar (Cooking Vinyl) [09-02] - pop
  • Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City (Sunnyside) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Marius Neset/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Edward Gardner: Manhade (Chandos) [01-07]
  • New Standard Quintet: Another Time, Another Place (New Standard Music) - jazz
  • NewDad: Banshee (Fair Youth -EP) [02-09]
  • Nicfit: Fuse (Upset the Rhythm) [01-14] - garage punk
  • Caleb Nichols: Ramon (Kill Rock Stars) [06-24]
  • Nicole Fau Naiv: Moon Rally () [04-08]
  • Lucas Niggli/Matthias Loibner: Still Storm (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Night Demon: Year of the Demon (Century Media) [03-25] - metal
  • Night Palace: Diving Rings (Park the Van) [04-01]
  • Night Shop: Forever Night (Dangerbird) [02-11]
  • Nightlands: Moonshine (Western Vinyl) [07-15]
  • Nightports/Tom Herbert: Nightports w/Tom Herbert (The Leaf Label) [04-29]
  • Nigo: I Know Nigo! (Victor Victor/Republic) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Nik Colk Void: Bucked Up Space (Mego) [04-08]
  • Niki: Nicole (88rising) [08-12] - indie pop
  • Nikolaienko: Nostalgia Por Mesozoica (Muscut) [04-01] - tribal ambient
  • Elsa Nilsson: Atlas of Sound: Coast Redwoods: 41°32'09.8"N 124°04'35.5"W (Ears & Eyes) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave (ECM) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Molly Nilsson: Extreme (Dark Skies Association) [01-15] - synthpop
  • Carlos Nino: Extra Presence (International Anthem) [07-22]
  • The Ninth Wave: Heavy Like a Headache (Distiller) [03-18] - post-punk
  • Yu Nishiyama: A Lotus in the Mud (Next Level) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Nite: Voices of the Kronian Moon (Season of Mist) [03-25] - metal
  • NLE Choppa: Me Vs Me (Warner) [01-28] - trap
  • No Age: People Helping People (Drag City) [09-16] - alt/indie [**]
  • No Rome: It's All Smiles (Dirty Hit -21) [2021-12-03] - alt r&b
  • The Ano Nobo Quartet: The Strings of Sao Domingos (Ostinato) [02-25] - Afro-latin [*]
  • NOBRO: Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar (Dine Alone -EP) [02-23]
  • NoCap: Mr Crawford () [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Mike Nock/Hamish Stuart/Julien Wilson/Jonathan Zwartz: Another Dance (Lionsharerecords) [02-04] - jazz
  • Ian Noe: River Fools & Mountain Saints (Thirty Tigers) [03-25] - country [A-]
  • Jerome Noetinger & Lasse Marhaug: Top (Erstwhile) [02-22] - EAI
  • Hatis Noit: Aura (Erased Tapes) [06-24]
  • Adam Nolan: Listen to Me Now (self) - jazz
  • Norma Jean: Deathrattle Sing for Me (Solid State) [08-12] - metalcore
  • Matt North: Bullies in the Backyard (self-released) [02-11] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West) [01-28] - blues [*]
  • NoSo: Stay Proud of Me (Partisan) [07-08]
  • Nordic Union: Animalistic (Frontiers) [08-12]
  • Timothy Norton: Visions of Phaedrus (Truth Revolution) [11-04] - jazz [U]
  • Nova Twins: Supernova (333 Wreckords Crew) [06-17] [A-]
  • Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica: Riverside (Outside In Music) [01-22] - jazz [***]
  • Thandi Ntuli: Bik Elijah & the Children of Meroe () [07-08] - jazz
  • The Nu Band: In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live at the Bopshop (Not Two) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Nudista: Halfway Here (Sad Club -EP) [04-01]
  • Paolo Nutini: Last Night in the Bittersweet (Atlantic) [07-01]
  • Nutrients: Different Bridges (Earth Libraries) [08-05]
  • Lina Nyberg: Anniverse (Hoob) - jazz
  • Chris Oatts: Personalities (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Sinead O'Brien: Time Bend and Break the Bower (Chess Club) [06-10] [***]
  • Bill O'Connell: A Change Is Gonna Come (Savant) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Mark O'Connor: Markology II (OMAC -21) [2021-04-19] - folk [*]
  • Aoife O'Donovan: Age of Apathy (Yep Roc) [01-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Driven () [07-22]
  • Obongjayar: Some Nights I Dream of Doors (September) [05-13] - neo-soul
  • Ocean Grove: Up in the Air Forever (UNFD) [04-22]
  • Oceanator: Nothing's Ever Fine (Polyvinyl) [04-08]
  • Oceans of Slumber: Starlight and Ash (Century Media) [07-22]
  • Odesza: The Last Goodbye (Foreign Family/Ninja Tune) [07-22] - progressive house
  • Of Montreal: Freewave Lucifer F*ck F*ck F*ck (Polyvinyl) [07-29] - art pop
  • Of Virtue: Sinner (Arising Empire -EP) [08-12]
  • The OGJB Quartet: Ode to O (TUM) [01-22] - jazz [***]
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: Freedom Suite (CFG Multimedia) - jazz
  • Oh Hiroshima: Myriad (Napalm) [03-04] - post rock
  • Ohyung: Imagine Naked! (NNA Tapes) [04-22]
  • OK:KO: Liesu (We Jazz) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Miles Okazaki: Thisness (Pi) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Oki: Tonkori in the Moonlight (Mais Um Discos) [02-04]
  • The Oklahoma Kid: Tangerine Tragic (Arising Empire) [06-03] - metalcore
  • OKZharp: Outside the Ride (Hyperdub -EP) [08-05] - footwork
  • Ol' Savannah: They Lie in Wait (Anticapital) [05-25] - folk [**]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (ATO) [04-22] - bluegrass [B]
  • Angel Olsen: Big Time (Jagjaguwar) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Matt Olson: Open Spaces (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Omar-S: Can't Change (FXHE) [04-22] - funky house
  • Ombiigizi: Sewn Back Together (Arts & Crafts) [02-10]
  • Omerta: Collection Particuliere () [06-03]
  • Hinako Omori: A Journey . . . (Houndstooth) [03-18]
  • Once Human: Scar Weaver (EarMusic) [02-11] - groove metal
  • One Flew West: The Blur () [03-25]
  • One More Grain: Beans on Toast With Pythagoras () [03-18]
  • Oneida: Success (Joyful Noise) [08-19]
  • Onew: Dice (SM Entertainment -EP) [04-11] - K-pop
  • Oni: Loathing Light (Ironshore) [06-17]
  • Onsloow: Onsloow () [01-21]
  • Opus 5: Swing on This (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Opus Kink: 'Til the Stream Runs Dry (-EP) [06-17]
  • William Orbit: The Painter (Warner) [08-26]
  • The Orchids: Dreaming Kind () [09-02]
  • Bill Orcutt: Music for Four Guitars (Palilalia) [09-02] - avant
  • ORD: Apri Och Tystnad (Havtorn) [03-18] - jazz
  • ORD: Hemligheter Pa Vagen (self-released) - jazz
  • The Order of the 12: Lore of the Land (Group Mind) [02-04]
  • Michael Orenstein: Aperture (Origin) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Oriental Brothers International Band: Oku Ngwo Di Ochi (Palenque) [06-05] - African [A-]
  • Orion Sun: Getaway (Mom + Pop -EP) [03-11]
  • Bobby Oroza: Get on the Otherside (Big Crown) [06-10]
  • Orthodox: Proceed (Alone) - doom metal
  • Beth Orton: Weather Alive (Partisan) [09-23] - art pop
  • Joan Osborne: Radio Waves (Womanly Hips) [02-18]
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9 (Epic) [09-09] - heavy metal
  • Osees: A Foul Form (Castle Face) [08-12] - garage punk
  • Osheyack: Intimate Publics (Svbkvlt) [06-08] - deconstructed club
  • Miles Osland: Collaborations Volume 3: Swedish Connections (Mark) - jazz
  • Oso Oso: Sore Thumb (Triple Crown) [03-18] - indie rock
  • John Oswald/Henry Kaiser/Paul Plimley: At One Time (Improvisations for Cecil Taylor) (Metalanguage -21) - jazz
  • Otoboke Beaver: Super Champon (Damnably) [05-06] - punk
  • Ouat: Elastic Bricks (Umlaut) [01-07] - jazz
  • Quinn Oulton: Alexithymia (DeepMatter) - jazz
  • Our Lady Peace: Spiritual Machines II () [01-28]
  • Out of Service: The Ground Beneath Me () [06-03]
  • Out to Dinner: Food Is Medicine (Posi-Tone) [09-23] - jazz
  • Kelly Lee Owens: LP.8 (Smalltown Supersound) [04-29] - post-industrial [B]
  • Keith Oxman: This One's for Joey (Capri) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Abiodun Oyewole: Gratitude (AFAR) [01-28] - African
  • Oysterband: Read the Sky () [03-04]
  • Abbie Ozard: Water Based Lullabies (House Anxiety -EP) [07-01]
  • P'tit Belliveau: Un Homme Et Son Piano (Bonsound) [04-01]
  • Alix Page: Old News (-EP) [01-28]
  • Palace: Shoals (Fiction) [01-21] - indie rock
  • Pale Blue Eyes: Souvenirs (Full Time Hobby) [09-02]
  • Pale Waves: Unwanted (Dirty Hit) [08-12]
  • Jason Palmer: Con Alma (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Pan-American: The Patience Fader (Kranky) [02-18] - ambient
  • Panda Bear & Sonic Boom: Reset (Domino) [08-12] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • Panic! at the Disco: Viva Las Vengeance (Fueled by Ramen) [08-19] - glam rock
  • Panic Shack: Panic Shack (Brace Yourself -EP) [04-08]
  • Pantha Du Prince: Garden Gaia (Modern) [ 08-26] - electronic
  • Papa Roach: Ego Trip (Eleven Seven/Ada/Warner) [04-08] - alt rock
  • Jerry Paper: Free Time (Stones Throw) [04-15]
  • Papercuts: Past Life Regression (Slumberland) [04-01]
  • Papir: 7 () [01-14] - krautrock
  • The Paranoid Style: For Executive Meeting (Bar/None) [08-12] - alt/indie [A-]
  • The Paranoyds: Talk Talk Talk (Third Man) [09-09]
  • Jon Pardi: Mr Saturday Night (Capitol Nashville) [09-02] - country
  • Paris Combo: Quesaco? (Six Degrees) [05-06]
  • Shane Parish: Liverpool () [03-04]
  • Emile Parisien: Louise (ACT) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Parker: Forfolks (International Anthem -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff Parker/Eric Revis/Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Aaron Parks/Matt Brewer/Eric Harland: Volume One & Volume Two (self-released) - jazz
  • Tess Parks: And Those Who Were Seen Dancing (Fuzz Club) [05-20] [***]
  • Parkway Drive: Darker Still (Epitaph) [09-09]
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin: Targala, La Maison Qui N'en Pas Une (Johnkool) [03-18] - avant-folk
  • Particle Kid: Time Capsule () [04-22]
  • Partner Look: By the Book (Trouble in Mind) [02-04]
  • Dolly Parton: Run Rose Run (Butterfly) [03-04] - country [**]
  • Party Dozen: The Real Work (Temporary Residence) [07-08]
  • Stefan Pasborg: Ritual Dances (Sunnyside) [02-11] - jazz
  • Steve Patrick and the Music City Orchestra: Reflections (Green Hill) - jazz
  • Ben Patterson: The Way of the Groove (Origin) [08-19] - jazz [B]
  • Sean Paul: Scorcha (Island) [05-27] - dancehall rap [**]
  • Jessica Pavone: When No One Around You Is There but Nowhere to Be Found (Relative Pitch) [01-28] - jazz
  • Jessica Pavone: . . . Of Late (Astral Spirits) [05-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jessica Pavone/Lukas Koenig/Matt Mottel: Spam Likely (577) [09-16] - jazz [A-]
  • PE: The Leather Lemon (Wharf Cat) [03-25]
  • Peach Pit: From 2 to 3 (Columbia) [03-04] - indie pop
  • Peaness: World Full of Worry (Totally Snick) [05-06] - indie pop [**]
  • Katy J Pearson: Sound of the Morning (Heavenly) [07-08] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Orville Peck: Bronco (Columbia) [04-08] - country [*]
  • Pedro the Lion: Havasu (Polyvinyl) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra: The Unfolding (Real World) [04-01] - ambient
  • Vincent Peirani: Jokers (ACT) - jazz
  • Rich Pellegrin: Passage: Solo Improvisations II (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Soundtrack (HighNote) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Pendant: Harp (Saddle Creek) [04-08] - indietronica
  • Greentea Peng: Greenzone 108 (EMI) [09-09]
  • Garcia Peoples: Dodging Dues (No Quarter) [01-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Peregrine: The Awful Things We've Done () [03-18]
  • Sergio Pereira: Finesse (Sedajazz) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman Quartet: Magic Dust (Mahakala Music) [02-18] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Tim Berne/Tony Malaby/James Carter: (D)IVO (Mahakala Music) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Danilo Perez: Crisalida (Mack Avenue) [03-18] - jazz [B]
  • Perfume Genius: Ugly Season (Matador) [06-17] [*]
  • M Ross Perkins: E Pluribus M Ross (Colemine) [03-18]
  • Christina Perri: A Lighter Shade of Blue (Elektra) [07-15]
  • Lydia Persaud: Moody31 (Next Door) [04-29]
  • Eric Person Featuring Houston Person: Blue Vision (Distinction) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Pet Fox: A Face in Your Life (Exploding in Sound) [06-17]
  • Deanna Petcoff: To Hell With You, I Love You (Royal Mountain) [04-08]
  • Petrol Girls: Baby (Hassle) [06-24] - riot grrrl [**]
  • Phantasm: John Jenkins: Four-Part Consorts () [02-11] - classical
  • Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [05-13] - gqom [A-]
  • Phife Dawg: Forever (Smokin' Needles/AWAL) [03-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ethan Philion: Meditations on Mingus (Sunnyside) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Grant-Lee Phillips: All That You Can Dream (Yep Roc) [05-20]
  • Phony: At Some Point You Stop (Joyful Noise) [07-29]
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Drift (Epitaph) [08-26]
  • Mathis Picard: Live at the Museum (Outside In Music) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Darren Pickering Small Worlds: Volume 1 (Rattle) [07-21] - jazz
  • Pictish Trail: Island Family (Fire) [03-18]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: Something Tomorrow (Storyville) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Roberta Piket/Harvie S/Billy Mintz: You've Been Warned (Sunnyside) [08-12] - jazz
  • Jean-Michel Pilc: Alive: Live at Diese Onze, Montreal (Justin Time) [02-25] - jazz
  • Pillow Queens: Leave the Light On (Royal Mountain) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Pimpon: Pozdrawiam () [04-20]
  • Pinch Points: Process (Exploding in Sound) [03-18]
  • Samora Pinderhughes: Grief (Ropeadope) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Pinegrove: 11:11 (Rough Trade) [01-28] - alt-country
  • Pink Mountaintops: Peacock Pools (ATO) [05-06]
  • PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Remixes) (Parlophone) [01-28] - atmospheric drum & bass
  • Yune Pinku: Bluff (Platoon -EP) [04-01] - 2-step [**]
  • Pit Pony: World to Me (Clue) [07-01] - garage rock
  • Chris Pitsiokis: Art of the Alto (Relative Pitch) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pixies: Doggerel (BMG) [09-30]
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew: Open Bar (Dine Alone) [05-13] - punk [*]
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: See Through You (Dedstrange) [02-04] - noise rock
  • Placebo: Never Let Me Go (So/Elevator Lady) [03-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales: Consumed in Key () [04-01]
  • Plosivs: Plosivs (Swami) [03-17]
  • Pluraltone: This Is the Show () [03-17]
  • Polica: Madness (Memphis Industries) [06-03]
  • Kerry Politzer: In a Heartbeat (P.Ice) [10-21] - jazz [U]
  • Pongo: Sakidila () [04-01] - amapiano
  • Pontiac Streator: Sone Glo () [06-16]
  • Pool Kids: Pool Kids (Skeletal Lightning) [07-22]
  • Max Pope: Counting Sheep (Virgin) [07-01]
  • Porcupine Tree: Closure/Continuation (Sony UK) [06-24]
  • Porij: Outlines (AWAL -EP) [09-07] - alt dance
  • Porridge Radio: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (Secretly Canadian) [05-20] [*]
  • Marek Pospieszalski: Polish Composers of the 20th Century (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Post Malone: Twelve Carat Toothache (Republic) [06-03] - pop rap
  • Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (Trouble in the East) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Sophie Powers: Red in Revenge (Set -EP) [05-20]
  • Powerwolf: The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event (Napalm) [07-08] - metal
  • Praise: All in a Dream (Revelation) [05-06]
  • Sam Prekop & John McEntire: Sons Of (Thrill Jockey) [07-22]
  • Noah Preminger/Max Light: Songs We Love (SteepleChase) [03-14] - jazz [*]
  • Preoccupations: Arrangements (Flemish Eye) [09-09] - post-punk
  • A Pride of Lions: No Questions No Answers (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Pridelands: Light Bends (Resist/SharpTone) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Eldritch Priest: Omphaloskepsis (Halocline Trance) - jazz
  • Priestgate: Eyes Closed for the Winter (-EP) [03-25]
  • Primer: Incubator () [04-15]
  • Primitive Knot: Ur-Metal (Deathbed Tapes) [08-12]
  • Primus: Conspiranoid (ATO -EP) [04-22] - experimental rock
  • Prince Daddy & the Hyena: Prince Daddy & the Hyena (Pure Noise) [04-15] - emo-pop
  • The Proclaimers: Dentures Out (Cooking Vinyl) [09-16]
  • Profiler: Profiler (SharpTone -EP) [06-24] - nu metal
  • Project Gemini: The Children of Scorpio () [05-20]
  • Proper.: The Great American Novel (Father/Daughter) [03-25]
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: Night Gnomes (What Reality?) [04-22] - psychedelic rock
  • Psyclon Nine: Less to Heaven () [08-19] - industrial
  • Psycroptic: Divine Council (Prosthetic) [08-05]
  • Greg Puciato: Mirrorcell (Federal Prisoner) [07-01] - metal
  • The Pulsebeats: Lookin' Out () [01-14]
  • Punch Brothers: Hell on Church Street (Nonesuch) [01-14] - prog bluegrass
  • Punkt. Vrt. Plastik: Zurich Concert (Intakt) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Pup: The Unraveling of PUPTheBand (Rise/BMG) [04-01] - pop punk [**]
  • Puppy: Pure Evil (Rude) [05-06]
  • Shawn Purcell: 180 (Origin) [09-12] - jazz [B]
  • Pure Reason Revolution: Above Cirrus (Inside Out) [05-06]
  • Flora Purim: If You Will (Strut) [04-29] - Brazilian
  • Purity Ring: Graves (Music Fellowship -EP) [06-03] - electropop
  • Purple Dawn: Peace & Doom Session Vol II (Electric Valley) [03-11] - stoner metal
  • Pusha T: It's Almost Dry (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [04-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Pussy Riot: Matriarchy Now (Neon Gold) [08-05] [*]
  • Pye Corner Audio: Let's Emerge! (Sonic Cathedral) [07-15] - electronic
  • Jo Quail: The Cartographer (By Norse Music) [05-06]
  • Quelle Chris: Deathfame (Mello Music Group) [05-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Adrian Quesada: Boleros Psicodelicos (ATO) [06-03]
  • David Quinn: Country Flesh () - country
  • Quinquis: Seim (Mute) [05-20]
  • Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five! (Moondo Music) - jazz
  • Genevieve Racette: Satellite () [03-18]
  • Ariane Racicot: Envolee (Multiple Chord) - jazz
  • Bogdan Raczynski: Addle (Planet Mu) [03-18]
  • Kojey Radical: Reason to Smile (Atlantic) [03-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ragawerk: Ragawerk (Bellaphon) - jazz
  • Harish Raghavan: In Tense (Whirlwind) [07-29] - jazz [B]
  • Eliane Radigue & Frederic Blondy: Occam XXV (Organ Reframed) [03-04] - minimalism
  • Joe Rainey: Niineta (37d03d) [05-20] - pow wow [**]
  • Aaron Raitiere: Single Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time) [05-06] - country
  • Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (Redwing) [04-22] - blues [***]
  • Rammstein: Zeit (Vertigo Berlin) [04-29] - industrial metal
  • The Range: Mercury (Domino) [06-10] - future garage
  • Michael Rault: Michael Rault (Wick) [06-10]
  • Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You (ECM) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Rave-Ups: Tomorrow () [02-04]
  • Raveena: Asha's Awakening (Warner/Moonstone) [02-11] - r&b
  • Ravyn Lenae: Hypnos (Atlantic) [05-20] - r&b [**]
  • Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (Def Presse) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Sugaray Rayford: In Too Deep () [03-04]
  • Raymond Byron: Bond Wire Cur (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - weird folk [U]
  • Real Lies: Lad Ash (Unreal) [04-22] - electronic
  • The Red Clay Strays: Moment of Truth (self-released) [04-29] - country
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (Warner) [04-01] - funk rock [B]
  • The Red Microphone: And I Became of the Dark (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-04-23] - jazz poetry [***]
  • The Red Microphone: A Bleeding in Black Leather (ESP-Disk) [09-30] - jazz [A-]
  • RedGreenBlue: The End and the Beginning (Astral Spirits) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Long Gone (Nonesuch) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Summer at Land's End (Slumberland) [02-04] - jangle pop
  • Redveil: Learn 2 Swim (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop [B]
  • Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (Yep Roc) [04-29] - blues [B-]
  • Reef: Shoot Me Your Ace (Raging Sea) [04-29]
  • Karl Ivar Refseth Trio: Devotion (Traumton) [02-18] - jazz
  • Regressive Left: On the Wrong Side of History (Bad Vibrations -EP) [07-15]
  • The Regrettes: Further Joy (Warner) [04-08] - indie pop [A-]
  • Steve Reich: Reich/Richter () [06-10] - minimalism
  • Sam Reider: Petrichor (Slow & Steady) - jazz
  • Jussi Reijonen: Three Seconds [Kolme Toista] (Challenge) [10-14] - jazz [U]
  • Swami John Reis: Ride the Wild Night () [02-18]
  • The Relay: The Relay (Same Island Music) - jazz
  • Rema: Rave & Roses (Marvin/Jonzing) [03-25] - Afrobeats
  • Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra Duo: Bennu (Aerophonic) [01-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Astragaloi (Aerophonic) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker: Scylla (Aerophonic) [07-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams: Allium (Aerophonic) [10-04] - jazz [***]
  • Revelators Sound System: Revelators (37d03d) [06-17]
  • Revocation: Netherheaven (Metal Blade) [09-09] - technical death metal
  • Rex Orange County: Who Cares? (Sony) [03-11] - bedroom pop
  • Jessie Reyez: Yessie () [09-16]
  • Rich Ruth: I Survived, It's Over (Third Man) [08-12]
  • Sorcha Richardson: Smiling Like an Idiot () [09-23]
  • Yannick Rieu Generation Quartet: Qui Qu'en Grogne (Yari) - jazz
  • Sylvain Rifflet With Verneri Pohjola: Cake Walk From a Spaceship (Eclipse Music) [02-25] - jazz
  • James Righton: Jim, I'm Still Here (Deewee) [07-08]
  • Rigorous Institution: Cainsmarsh () [05-06]
  • George Riley: Running in Waves (PLZ Make It Ruins) [09-09]
  • Howard Riley/Keith Tippett: Journal Four (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Terry Riley: Organum for Stefano (I Dischi Di Agelica) [04-26] - minialism
  • Rival Consoles: Overflow (Erased Tapes -21) [2021-12-03] - IDM
  • Diego Rivera: Mestizo (Posi-Tone) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Ari Roar: Made to Never Use () [01-14]
  • Robert, SonnyJim & the Purist: Orange Is the New Black () [03-25]
  • Cath Roberts & Olie Brice: Conduit (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive: Nations United (self-released) - jazz
  • The Duke Robillard Band: They Called It Rhythm & Blues (Stoney Plain) [03-18] - blues [**]
  • Robocobra Quartet: Living Isn't Easy () [06-17]
  • J Rocc: A Wonderful Letter (Stones Throw) [06-17]
  • Tess Roby: Ideas of Space () [04-22]
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Jose Lencastre/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Joao Lencastre: Affinity Suite (Creative Sources) [06-03] - jazz
  • Julius Rodriguez: Let Sound Tell All (Verve) [06-10]
  • Kali Rodriguez-Pena: Melange (Truth Revolution) [03-04] - jazz [U]
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story: 4 Hands (Erased Tapes) [01-28]
  • Maggie Rogers: Surrender (Capitol) [07-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Role Model: RX (Interscope) [04-08]
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Endless Rooms (Sub Pop) [05-06] - jangle pop [B]
  • Rolo Tomassi: Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK) [02-04] - post-metal
  • Daniel Romano: La Luna (You've Changed) [09-09]
  • Dan Romer: Station Eleven () [01-13]
  • Rosalia: Motomami (Columbia) [03-18] - neoperreo [A-]
  • Rick Rosato: Homage (self-released -EP) [10-14] - jazz [*]
  • Chelsea Rose: Truth or Consequences () [06-03]
  • Jeremy Rose: Face to Face (Earshift Music) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Rose & the Earshift Orchestra: Disruption! The Voice of the Drums (Earshift Music) [10-14] - jazz [U]
  • Jimetta Rose: How Good It Is () [08-12]
  • Andre Rosinha Trio: Triskel (Nischo) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Roska: Peace () [08-09]
  • Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lara Rosseel: Hert (WERF) [03-11] - jazz
  • Daniel Rossen: You Belong There (Warp) [04-08] - chamber folk [B-]
  • Daniel Rotem: Wise One: Celebrating the Music of John Coltrane (self-relased) - jazz
  • Francois-Xavier Roth/Marie-Ange Todorovitch: Pelleas Et Melisande () [01-28] - classical
  • Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni: As Long as the Light () [01-21]
  • Claire Rousay: Everything Perfect Is Already Here (Shelter Press) [04-22]
  • Lou Roy: Pure Chaos (Balloon Machine) [04-29]
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries (PIAS) [04-29] - art pop
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries II (Dog Triumph) [08-19] - downtempo
  • RSS BOY 1: Mythology () [06-10]
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Aymee Nuviola: Live in Marciac (5 Passion) [06-29] - jazz [U]
  • Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma): The Triumph of Assimilation (Rubinchik -21) [2021-06-01] - folk [**]
  • Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust (Capitol -EP) [07-01] - pub rock
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: Orpheus Looking Back (Sargent House -EP) [03-25]
  • Runkus & Toddla T: OUT:SIDE () [07-22]
  • Jana Rush: Dark Humor (Planet Mu -EP) [03-25] - footwork
  • Wojciech Rusin: Syphon (AD93) [02-04] - electroacoustic
  • Alma Russ: Fool's Gold (self-released) [03-25] - country [**]
  • Catherine Russell: Send for Me (Dot Time) [04-01] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Russian Circles: Gnosis (Sargent House) [08-19] - post-metal
  • RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (Towhead -21) [2021-05-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • RXM Reality: Sick for You (Hausu Mountain) [03-25]
  • Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos De Mi Madre (Open Art) [10-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • RZA Vs Bobby Digital: Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater (MNRK -EP) [03-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Huerco S: Plonk (Incienso) [02-25] - ambient techno [*]
  • Saada Bonaire: 1992 (Captured Traks) [05-06] - trip hop
  • Saba: Few Good Things (Saba Pivot) [02-04] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: Trio Trio Meets Sheila Jordan (Steeplechase) [02-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Sadies: Colder Streams (Yep Roc) [07-22] - alt-country [B]
  • Sadistic Ritual: The Enigma, Boundless (Prosthetic) [05-20]
  • Sadurn: Radiator (Run for Cover) [05-06]
  • Safa: Ibtihalat (UIQ) [04-29] - IDM
  • Anna Sage: Anna Sage (Klonosphere) [04-15]
  • Shintaro Sakamoto: Like a Fable () [06-03]
  • Salamanda: Ashbalkum (Human Pitch) [06-10]
  • Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (Samo -2CD) [01-10] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Urban Kusar: Takt Ars Sessions Vol 3 (Samo) [02-13] - jazz [***]
  • Samon Salamon & New Freequestra: Free Distance Vol 2: Poems Are Opening (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-15] - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Sabir Mateen: Joy and Sorrow (Klopotec) [03-22] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Arild Andersen/Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Pure and Simple (Samo) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Felipe Salles/Zaccai Curtis/Avery Sharpe/Jonathan Barber: Tiyo's Songs of Life (Tapestry) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song (Nonesuch) [03-04] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Josef Salvat: Islands (Leafy Outlook) [02-18]
  • Salvation Jayne: A Mouthful of Magnificent Spite () [02-18]
  • Samana: All One Breath (Music for Heroes) [03-11]
  • Sampa the Great: As Above, So Below (Loma Vista) [09-09] - pop rap [**]
  • Will Samson: Active Imagination (Human Chorus) [05-06]
  • The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Sparkle Beings (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Marta Sanchez: SAAM a(Spanish American Art Museum) (Whirlwind) [02-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Emeli Sande: Let's Say for Instance (Chrysalis) [05-06]
  • Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: Ink of the Rosy Morning () [04-01] - folk
  • Karl Sanders: Saurian Apocalypse (Napalm) [07-22]
  • Oumou Sangare: Timbuktu (World Circuit) [04-29] - African [***]
  • Sanhedrin: Lights On (Metal Blade) [03-04] -
  • Santigold: Spirituals (Little Jerk) [09-09] - indietronica [A-]
  • Saoirse: Two Bruised Egos (Trust -EP) [04-29]
  • Saor: Origins (Season of Mist) [06-24] - atmospheric black metal
  • Sasami: Squeeze (Domino) [02-25] - indie rock [**]
  • Julie Sassoon Quartet: Voyages (Jazzwerkstatt -21) - jazz
  • Satan: Earth Infernal (Metal Blade) [04-01] - heavy metal
  • Satoyama: Sinking Island (Auand) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Satriani: The Elephants of Mars (Edel Music & Entertainment) [04-08] - prog rock
  • Sault: Air (Forever Living Originals) [04-13] - [B]
  • Savak: Human Error/Human Delight () [04-15]
  • Mista Savona: Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (Cumbancha) [06-03] - latin/reggae [**]
  • Rina Sawayama: Hold the Girl (Dirty Hit) [09-16] - dance pop [**]
  • Say Sue Me: The Last Thing Left (Damnably) [05-13]
  • Saxon: Carpe Diem (Silver Lining) [02-04] - metal
  • Scalping: Void (Houndstooth) [04-29] - techno [**]
  • Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Scarcity: Aveilut (The Flenser) [07-15] - metal
  • Scary Goldings: Scary Goldings IV (Pockets -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [*]
  • Udo Schindler & Xu Fengxia: WINDundWOLKEN (Arch-Musik -21) - jazz
  • Broede Schirmer Unit: Berlin, Germany (FMR -21) - jazz
  • Schisms: Break Apart the Idea of Separation () [03-11]
  • Silvan Schmid: Augmented Space (Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-05-27] - jazz [B]
  • Dan Schnelle: Shine Thru (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Jo Schornikow: Altar (Keeled Scales) [05-20]
  • J Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen: Transneptunian Planets (RareNoise) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • John Scofield: John Scofield (ECM) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Melanie Scholtz & Jo Skaansar: Kindred (self-released) - jazz
  • Louis Sclavis: Les Cadences Du Monde (JMS Productions) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Scorpions: Rock Believer (Vertigo Berlin) [02-25] - hard rock
  • Marilyn Scott: The Landscape (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Scrounge: Sugar, Daddy (Fierce Panda) [09-09]
  • Scuti: Intoxication (-EP) [01-21] - UK drill
  • Sea Change: Mutual Dreaming () [02-11]
  • Sea Girls: Homesick (Polydor) [03-18]
  • Sea Power: Everything Was Forever (Golden Chariot) [02-18] - post-punk [B]
  • Seabrook Trio: In the Swarm (Astral Spirits) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Seatbelts: A World Inbetween () [03-18]
  • The Second Hand Orchestra: Reimagining the Wide, Wide River (Sing a Song Fighter) [01-22] - jazz
  • Secret People: Secret People (Out of Your Head) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Seeber: First Move (Cellar) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Seedsmen to the World: Seedsmen to the World () [05-13]
  • The Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo: Hangin' Out (Basset Hound) - jazz
  • Self Esteem: Prima Facie [Original Theatre Soundtrack by Rebecca Lucy Taylor] () [06-14] - soundtrack
  • Ty Segall: Hello, Hi (Drag City) [07-22] - garage rock
  • Selebeyone: Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi) [08-26] - jazz
  • Selo I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) - Ukrainian [**]
  • Sally Seltmann: Early Moon (Universal) [08-12]
  • Derek Senn: The Big Five-O (self-released) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Senses Fail: Hell Is in Your Head (Pure Noise) [07-15] - post-hardcore
  • Seratones: Love & Algorhythms (New West) [04-29]
  • Serengeti: Kaleidoscope III (Audio Recon) [04-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Surya Sen: At What Cost? (Loaded) [04-29]
  • Seratones: Love & Algorhythms (New West) [04-29]
  • Sergeant Thunderhoof: This Sceptred Veil () [06-03]
  • Rachel Sermanni: Every Swimming Pool Runs to the Sea (self-released) [06-16]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia -21) [2021-12-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Sethstat: White Night: Live at PMG Recordings Festival 11 (PMG Jazz) [01-05] - jazz
  • Elena Setien: Unfamiliar Minds (Thrill Jockey) [01-28]
  • Sevdaliza: Raving Dahlia (Twisted Elegance -EP) [02-25] - art pop [*]
  • Seventeen: Face the Sun (Pledis/HYBE) [05-27]
  • Seventh Storm: Maledictus (Atomic Fire) [08-12]
  • Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Sex Magick Wizards: Your Bliss My Joy (Rune Grammofon -21) [2021-09-10] - jazz
  • Coby Sey: Conduit (AD 93) [09-09] - UK hip-hop
  • SFJazz Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment (SFJazz) [03-17] - jazz [*]
  • Alessandro Sgobbio: Piano Music (Amp) - jazz
  • Shabaka: Afrikan Culture (Impulse) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Shake Stew: Heat (Traumton) [03-25] - jazz fusion
  • Shamir: Heterosexuality (AntiFragile) [02-11] - alt r&b [*]
  • Kenny Shanker: Vortex (Wise Cat) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Shapeshifter: Dark Ritual (-EP) [01-07] - powerviolence
  • Sally Shapiro: Sad Cities (Italians Do It Better) [02-18] - synthpop
  • Shearwater: The Great Awakening (Polyborus) [06-10] - art pop
  • Jack Sheen: Sub () [04-29]
  • Suzanne Sheer: The Blue Hour (Cake Productions) [06-10]
  • Joan Shelley: The Spur (No Quarter) [06-24] - folk [**]
  • Maya Shenfeld: In Free Fall (Thrill Jockey) [01-28]
  • Shenseea: Alpha (Rich Immigrants/Interscope) [03-11] - reggae [***]
  • Derek Sherinian: Vortex (InsideOut) [07-01]
  • Tony Shhnow: Reflexions () - hip-hop
  • Yasuaki Shimizu: Kiren (Palto Flats) [02-25] - electronic
  • Shinedown: Planet Zero (Atlantic) [07-01]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man (ATO) [07-29] - alt-country [**]
  • Shit & Shine: Phase Corrected (Riot Season) [03-25]
  • ShittyBoyz: Trifecta 2 (The Hip Hop Lab/Empire) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Heat Wave (OA2) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Adam Shoenfeld: All the Birds Sing () [01-28]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (Abeyance) [02-17] - country-rock [**]
  • Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genovese/Esperanza Spalding: Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Candid) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Shout Out Louds: House () [02-18]
  • Shovels & Rope: Manticore (Dualtone) [02-18] - pop/rock
  • Shygirl: Nymph (Because Music) [09-30] - UK hip-hop
  • The Scott Silbert Big Band: Jump Children (self-released) - jazz
  • Shortie No Mass: Here Goes Nothing (-21) [2021-12-16] - hip-hop
  • Shuffle Demons: All In (Stubby) - jazz
  • Sick Joy: We're All Gonna F***ing Die () [07-08]
  • Side-Eye & Grace: Illuminate (self-released) [08-20] - jazz
  • Ben Sidran: Swing State (Nardis) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues: More Different Voices (Dawnserley) - blues
  • Siete Catorce: Cruda () [04-26]
  • Sigh: Shiki (Peaceville) [08-26]
  • Sigrid: How To Let Go (Island) [05-06] - dance pop [*]
  • Germaine Sijstermans: Betula (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Linda Sikhakhane: Isambulo (Ropeadope) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Andre B Silva: Mt Meru (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Alan Silva/Itaru Oki/Matoko Sato/Rihar Comte: Celebration (Nunc) [01-24] - jazz
  • Silverbacks: Archive Material (Full Time Hobby) [01-21] - post-punk
  • Silverstein: Misery Made Me (UNFD) [05-06]
  • Silversun Pickups: Physical Thrills (New Machine) [08-19] - alt/indie
  • Oliver Sim: Hideous Bastard (Young/XL) [09-09] - indietronica
  • Mehmet Ali Simayli: Portrait of a Dream (Unit) [01-22] - jazz
  • Simple Plan: Harder Than It Looks (self-released) [05-06]
  • Jared Sims: Against All Odds (Origin) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (self-released) [05-13] - bhangra [B]
  • Charlton Singleton: Crossroads (BME) [08-12] - jazz [U]
  • Sinkane: Cartoons in the Night Vol 1: Live 2019 (City Slang) [05-10] [B-]
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Sinton/Tony Falco/Jed Wilson: Adumbrations (Form Is Possibility) [06-03] - jazz [***]
  • Josh Sinton: Steve Lacy's Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" (FIP) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Sipho: She Might Bleed (-EP) [02-18]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Ascent to the Blues (Posi-Tone) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Erika Sirola: Who? (Elektra) [08-05]
  • Sirom: The Liquified Throne of Simplicity () [04-08]
  • Sister Ray: Communion (Royal Mountain) [05-13]
  • Six by Six: Six by Six (InsideOut) [08-19]
  • Skin Tension: Omni () [02-06]
  • The Skinner Brothers: Soul Boy II () [02-18]
  • Harry Skoler: Living in Sound: The Music of Charles Mingus (Sunnyside) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Slackrr: A Place That Feels Like Home (Lost Music Collective) [03-11]
  • Slaegt: Goddess (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of It (Panorama) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Slash [Myles Kennedy]: 4 (Gibson) [02-11] - rock
  • Sam Slater: I Do Not Wish to Be Known as a Vandal () [06-10]
  • Slipknot: The End, So Far (Roadrunner) [09-30] -
  • Carol Sloane: Live at Birdland (Club 44) [04-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Matt Slocum: With Love and Sadness (Sunnyside) [03-18] - jazz
  • Dave Slonaker Big Band: Convergency (Origin) - jazz
  • Slowbleed: The Blazing Sun, a Fiery Dawn (Creator-Destructor) [01-15] - metalcore
  • Sly5thAve & Roberto Verastegui: Agua De Jamaica (Tru Thoughts) [03-25] - jazz
  • Alexander Smalls: Let Us Break Bread Together (Outside In Music) [06-10] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Carmel Smickersgill: We Get What We Get & We Don't Get Upset (Prah -EP) [04-15]
  • The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) [05-13] - art rock [*]
  • Simona Smirnova: Bird Language ( Simona Smirnova Music) - jazz
  • Ches Smith: Interpret It Well (Pyroclastic) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Darden Smith: Western Skies (self-released) [03-25]
  • Emma Smith: Meshuga Baby (Wingsor Castle) - vocal jazz
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Let's Turn It Into Sound (Ghostly International) [08-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Samantha Savage Smith: Fake Nice () [04-22]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [01-07] - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith: The Emerald Duets (TUM -5CD) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos 1-12 (TUM -7CD) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Kris Davis/Dave Holland/Terri Lyne Carrington: In Common III (Whirlwind) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Smudges: Song and Call (Cryptogramophone) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Paul G Smyth/John Wiese: The Outlier! (Weekertoft) - jazz
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador -21) [2021-11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Soren Kjaergaard: Another Way of the Heart (Trost) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Todd Snider: Live: Return of the Storyteller (Aimless) [09-23] - folk [A-]
  • Snoop Dogg: Back on Death Row () - hip-hop
  • Soak: If I Never Know You Like This Again (Rough Trade) [05-20]
  • Elza Soares: Elza Ao Vivo No Municipal (Deck) [05-13] - Brazil [A-]
  • Miro Henry Sobrer: Two of Swords (Patois) [07-15] - jazz [**]
  • Soccer Mommy: Sometimes Forever (Loma Vista) [06-24] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Soccer96: Inner Worlds (Moshi Moshi) [05-06]
  • Sofi Tukker: Wet Tennis (Ultra Music) [04-29] - electropop [**]
  • Soft Cell: Happiness Not Included (BMG) [05-06] - synthpop [**]
  • The Soft Hills: Viva Chi Vede () [07-22]
  • The Soft Moon: Exister (Sacred Bones) [09-23]
  • Softcult: Year of the Snake (-EP) [02-04]
  • Soilwork: Overgivenheten (Nuclear Blast) [08-19] - metal
  • Solar: Face (RBW -EP) [03-16] - K-pop
  • Som: The Shape of Everything (Pelagic) [01-21] - post-metal
  • Somali Yacht Club: The Space (Season of Mist) [04-22] - metal
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) [03-04] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer & the Lucaciu 3: Karawane (Intakt) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Clark Sommers Lens: Intertwine (Outside In Music) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sonic Liberation Front and the Sonic Liberation Singers: Justice: The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (High Two) [06-10] - jazz [***]
  • Astrid Sonne: Ephemeral Camera Feed (Escho -EP) [03-18]
  • SonnyJim & the Purist: White Girl Wasted (Daupe -EP) [09-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Arun Sood: Searching Erskine () [03-04]
  • Soon: Soon () [02-25]
  • Soothsayers: Meets Victor Rice & Friends (Red Earth) - jazz
  • Soreption: Jord (Unique Leader) [06-10]
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism (Pi) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • Tyshawn Sorey: The Off-Of Broadway Guide to Synergism (Pi -3CD) [10-28] - jazz
  • Sothiac: Superluna (33Xtreme) - jazz
  • Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) [03-25] - screamo [*]
  • Soul Revivers: On the Groove (Acid JAzz) [03-11]
  • Soulfly: Totem (Nuclear Blast) [08-05] - groove metal
  • Sound of Ceres: Emerald Sea (Joyful Noise) [06-17]
  • The Sound of Science: The Sound of Science (Castles in Space) [05-06] - psychedelic pop
  • The Soundcarriers: Wilds (Phosphonic) [01-21] - neo-psychedelia
  • Pedro Alves Sousa: Ma Estrela (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Space Quartet: Freedom of Tomorrow (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Spaceface: Anemonia () [01-28]
  • Spacepilot: Hycean Worlds (Orbit 577) - jazz
  • Spacey Jane: Here Comes Everybody (AWAL) [06-24]
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Imagenes Latinas (Ovation) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Spector: Now or Whenever (Moth Noise) [01-07] - synthpop
  • Regina Spektor: Home, Before and After (Sire) [06-24] [A-]
  • Caroline Spence: True North (Rounder) [04-29] - country [**]
  • Jon Spencer & the HITmakers: Spencer Gets It Lit (In the Red) [04-01] - garage rock [B-]
  • Vic Spencer x Small Professor: Mudslide (Coalmine) [07-15] - hip-hop [*]
  • Greg Spero: The Chicago Experiment (Ropeadope) [01-28] - jazz
  • Spew: Hate Dealer (self-released) [01-11]
  • Spielbergs: Vestli (Big Scary Monsters) [08-19]
  • Spinifex: Beats the Plague (TryTone -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [**]
  • Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful (Double Six/Fat Possum) [04-22] - space rock [*]
  • Spook: Spook (WERF) [03-11] - jazz
  • Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador) [02-11] - alt/indie [***]
  • Sports Team: Gulp! (Island) [09-23] - indie rock
  • Springbok: Involutions (We See Music) - jazz
  • Sprints: Manifesto (Nice Swan -EP -21) [2021-03-26] - garage punk [*]
  • Sprints: A Modern Job (Nice Swan -EP) [ 03-11] - garage punk [***]
  • SSWAN [Jessica Ackerley/Patrick Shiroishi/Chris Williams/Luke Stewart/Jason Nazary]: Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disorder (577) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • St Paul & the Broken Bones: The Alien Coast (ATO) [01-28] - soul
  • Stabbing Westward: Chasing Ghosts (COP International) [03-18]
  • Stahls Trio: Kalltorp Sessions Volume Two (Moserobie -21) [2021-11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Stand Atlantic: FEAR (Fuck Everything and Run) (Hopeless) [05-06] - punk
  • Caylie Staples: Future Memory (self-released) [03-24]
  • Vince Staples: Ramona Park Broke My Heart (Blacksmith/Motown) [04-08] - hip-hop [**]
  • Stawcrawler: She Said (Big Machine) [09-16]
  • Ringo Starr: EP3 (UME -EP) [09-16]
  • Stars: From Capelton Hill (Last Gang) [05-27]
  • State Champs: Kings of the New Age (Pure Noise) [05-13]
  • Static Abyss: Labyrinth of Veins (Peaceville) [04-22]
  • Static Dress: Rouge Carpet Disaster (Venn) [05-18] - metalcore
  • Stayc: Young-Luv.Com (High Up Entertainment -EP) [02-21] - K-pop
  • Steamboat Switzerland: Terrifying Sunset (Trost -21) - jazz
  • Luke Steele: Listen to the Water (EMI) [05-13]
  • Maeve Steele: Overland (self-released -EP) [09-16]
  • Jason Stein/Damon Smith/Adam Shead: Volumes & Surfaces (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Michiel Stekelenburg: Trio Onoda (ZenneZ) - jazz
  • Elias Stemeseder: Piano Solo (Intakt) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Jordan Stephens: Le Me Die Inside You () [02-11]
  • Stereophonics: Oochya! (Stylus/Ignition) [03/04] - pop rock
  • Quinn Sternberg: Cicada Songs (Mind Beach) - jazz
  • Colin Stetson/Billy Martin/Elliott Sharp/Payton McDonald: Void Patrol (Infrequent Seams) - jazz
  • Grant Stewart Quartet With Bruce Harris: The Lighting of the Lamps (Cellar) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 1 (Astral Spirits -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [*]
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 2 (Astral Spirits) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Luke Stewart's Silt Trio: The Bottom (Cuneiform) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Stick Men: Tentacles (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Stick to Your Guns: Spectre (End Hits) [07-29]
  • Robert Stillman: What Does It Mean to Be American? (Kit) [01-21]
  • Stimulator Jones: Round Spiritual Ring (Stones Throw) [07-08]
  • Kelley Stoltz: Stylist () [06-10]
  • Carl Stone: Wat Dong Moon Lek (Unseen Worlds) [05-22] - [B]
  • Stone Foundation: Outside Looking In (100%) [02-18]
  • John Storgards: Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (Dacapo) [02-11]
  • John Stowell/Dave Glenn & the Hawcaptak Quartet: Violin Memory (Origin) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Bartees Strange: Farm to Table (4AD) [06-17] [*]
  • Stratovarius: Survive (EarMusic) [09-23] - power metal
  • Straw Man Army: SOS () [04-15]
  • Stray From the Path: Euthanasia (UNFD) [09-09] - hardcore punk
  • Stray Kids: Oddinary (JYP -EP) [03-18] - K-pop
  • String Machine: Hallelujah Hell Yeah (self-released) [02-25]
  • Stromae: Multitude (Mosaert) [03-04] - dance pop [**]
  • The Stroppies: Levity (Tough Love) [05-06] - jangle pop
  • Nick Storring: Music From Wei () [08-19]
  • Tove Stryke: Hard (Sony) [06-03]
  • Dave Stryker: As We Are (Strikezone) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • Harry Styles: Harry's House (Columbia) [05-20] - synthpop [B]
  • Melissa Stylianou: Dream Dancing (Anzic) - jazz
  • Subjective: The Start of No Regret (Sony) [03-25]
  • Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen (Stones Throw) [09-09] - r&b [A-]
  • Suede: Autofiction (BMG) [09-16] - glam rock [B]
  • Brev Sullivan: Ira: The Tribute Album (Blue Road Studio) - jazz
  • Misha Sultan: Roots () [05-06]
  • Moses Sumney: Live From Blackalachia (Tuntum -21) [2021-12-10] - art pop
  • The Sun Sawed in 1/2: Before the Fall (self-released -DP) [02-15] - alt pop [B]
  • Sun's Signature: Sun's Signature (Partisan -EP) [06-18]
  • Sundara Karma: Oblivion! (Chess Club -EP) [04-01]
  • Sunflower Bean: Headful of Sugar (Mom + Pop) [05-06] - power pop [**]
  • Sunglaciers: Subterranea () [03-25] - indie rock
  • Superchunk: Wild Loneliness (Merge) [02-25] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Supercrush: Melody Maker (-EP) [06-03]
  • Superorganism: World Wide Pop (Domino) [07-15] - electropop [***]
  • Charu Suri: Ragas & Waltzes (Amala) - jazz
  • Survival Unit III: The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (Astral Spirits) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Susanna: Elevation (SusannaSonata) [03-25]
  • Harvey Sutherland: Boy (House Anxiety) [04-29] - nu-disco
  • Charlie Sutton: Trout Takes (Chuckwagon -EP) [03-04] - country [*]
  • Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (BFM Jazz) [05-06] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Swamp Dogg: I Need a Job . . . So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune () [02-25] - southern soul
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! (Tan Cressida/Warner -EP) [01-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (Republic/SSA) [04-15] - house [**]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Married Alone (Aunt Daddy) [09-23] - country [***]
  • Swim Deep: Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit (self -EP) [03-11]
  • Swsh: Goodboy () [04-29]
  • Syberia: Statement of Death (Metal Blade/Blacklight Media) [05-06] - metal
  • Syd: Broken Hearts Club (Columbia) [04-08] - r&b [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Heaven Is Begun (Passerine) - jazz
  • Sylvaine: Nova (Season of Mist) [03-04] - post-metal
  • Sylvan Esso: No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) [08-12] - electropop [***]
  • Szun Waves: Earth Patterns (The Leaf Label) [08-19] - jazz
  • Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever (Polydor) [07-22] - indie rock [B]
  • T Truman: Luxury Star (-EP) [03-10]
  • Taeyeon: Invu (SM Entertainment) [02-14] - K-pop
  • Tanya Tagaq: Tongues (Six Shooter) [03-11] - art rock [**]
  • Talk Show: Touch the Ground (-EP) [09-23]
  • Heidi Talbot: Sing It for a Lifetime () [05-20]
  • Billy Talent: Crisis of Faith (Warner Music Canada) [01-21] - pop punk
  • Tallies: Patina (Kanine) [07-29]
  • Talmont: Laid Under Heavy Lights () [01-21]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Summer Tree (Libra) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Tangerine Dream: Raum (Kscope) [02-25] - prog electronic
  • Tank and the Bangas: Red Balloon (Verve Forecast) [05-13] - r&b [***]
  • Tarbaby Feat Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Silvia Tarozzi: Canti Di Guerra, Di Lavorno E D'Amore (Unseen Worlds) [06-10]
  • Tarta Relena: Fiat Lux (Le Castanya/The Indian Runners -21) [2021-12-03] - Catalan folk
  • Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun: Out of the Beast Came Honey (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Yaniv Taubenhouse: Hope (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Charm Taylor: She Is the Future (Sinking City -21) [2021-12-03] - afrofuturism [**]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues From the Heart: Live (KTBA) [06-10] - blues [*]
  • Tears for Fears: The Tipping Point (Concord) [02-25] - pop rock [B-]
  • Teddy & the Rough Riders: Teddy & the Rough Riders (self-released -EP) [07-21] - country [B]
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: I Crescent (Fantasy) [06-03] - blues
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: II Ascension (Concord) [07-01] - blues
  • Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers: Pretty Good for a Girl Band (Domestic La La -EP) [05-13] - punk [**]
  • Teen Suicide: Honeybee Table at the Butterfly Feast (Run for Cover) [08-26]
  • Teezee: Arrested by Love (TooLoud/Metallic) [02-18]
  • Tegan and Sara: Still Jealous () [02-11]
  • TEIP Trio: TEIP Trio (Sonic Transmissions) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • John Tejada: Sleepwalker () [03-18]
  • Telefis: A Haon (Dimple Discs) [03-04]
  • Kae Tempest: The Line Is a Curve (Republic) [04-08] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • Alfie Templeman: Mellow Moon (Chess Club) [05-27]
  • The Temptations: Temptations 60 (UMe) [01-28]
  • Tenebra: Moongazer (New Heavy Sounds) [04-29]
  • Tengger: Earthing (self-released) [03-21]
  • Tennyson: Rot (Counter) [02-18] - alt-pop
  • Jimi Tenor: Multiversum (Bureau B) [05-20]
  • Terrence Etc: Vortex (Brainfeeder) [08-19]
  • Territorial Gobbing: Can't Recall () [01-31]
  • Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon: Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon () [03-25]
  • Terror: Pain Into Power (End Hits) [05-06] - metal
  • Thank: Thoughtless Cruelty (Exploding in Sound) [02-04] - noise rock
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2: Remixes (MoonJune -21) - jazz
  • There Be Monsters: Rubikon (Klopotec) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • These Arms Are Snakes: Duct Tape & Shivering Crows (Suicide Squeeze) [04-15]
  • They Hate Change: Finally, New (Jagjaguwar) [05-13]
  • Thick: Happy Now () [08-19]
  • This Friendship Is Sailing: Live on Curious Ear Radio (Beartown -21) - jazz
  • Ben Thomas Tango Project: Eternal Aporia (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Crystal Thomas: Now Dig This! (Dialtone -21) [2021-04-30] - blues [***]
  • Prins Thomas: 8 () [02-25]
  • Thorium: Danmark () [04-29]
  • Thornhill: Heroine (UNFD) [06-03] - alt metal
  • Throwe: Forfald (Deathbird) [04-29]
  • Thumper: Delusions of Grandeur (EMMS) [03-18]
  • Thunder: Dopamine (BMG) [04-29]
  • Thus Owls: Who Would Hold You If the Sky Betrayed Us? () [03-04] - art pop
  • Thyla: Thyla (Easy Life) [01-28]
  • Yann Tiersen: 11 5 18 2 5 18 (Mute) [06-10]
  • Tobi Lou: Non-Perishable (Artclub/Empire) [03-11]
  • Maylee Todd: Maloo (Stones Throw) [03-04]
  • Toechter: Zephyr (Edition Dur) [03-18]
  • Joona Toivanen Trio: Both Only (We Jazz) [02-25] - jazz
  • Quentin Tolimieri: Monochromes (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Jenny Tolman: Married in a Honky Tonk (Old Sol) [03-04] - country
  • Tomarum: Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (Prosthetic) [05-06] - metal
  • Tomberlin: I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This . . . (Saddle Creek) [04-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Tomorrow X Together: Minisode 2: Thursday's Child (Bit Hit -EP) [05-09] - K-pop
  • Tops: Empty Seats (self-released -EP) [05-10] - sophisti-pop
  • Toro Y Moi: Mahal (Dead Oceans) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Xiomara Torres: La Voz Del Mar (Patois) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: When the Lights Go () [09-09]
  • Vieux Farka Toure: Les Racines (World Circuit) [06-10] - Mali [***]
  • Vieux Farka Toure & Khruangbin: Ali (Dead Oceans) [09-23] - neo-psychedelia
  • Tourist: Inside Out (Monday) [05-20]
  • Traams: Personal Best (FatCat) [07-22]
  • Joshua Travis: No Rest (SharpTone) [03-18]
  • Tree River: Time Being (Big Scary Monsters) [04-01]
  • Ron Trent: WARM: What Do the Stars Say to You () [06-24]
  • Trentemoller: Memoria (Hfn Music) [02-11] - dream pop
  • Triathalon: Spin (Lex) [08-19]
  • Tribe Friday: Bubblegum Emo () [06-03]
  • Vasco Trilla/Liba Villavecchia: Asebeia (FMR -21) [2021-05-08] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides (Iridium -21) - jazz
  • Trio Xolo: In Flower, in Song (577) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Miin Triuwa: Under the Surface (Challenge) - jazz
  • Trombone Shorty: Lifted (Blue Note) [04-29] - jazz [B]
  • Walter Trout: Ride (Provogue) [08-19]
  • Robin Trower: No More Worlds to Conquer (Provogue) [04-29]
  • Trueno: Bien o Mal () [05-12] - pop rap
  • Trupa Trupa: B Flat A (Glitterbeat) [02-11]
  • Tsha: Fabric Presents (Fabric) [05-06]
  • Misha Tsiganov Quintet: Misha's Wishes (Criss Cross) [01-14] - jazz
  • KT Tunstall: Nut () [09-09]
  • Frank Turner: FTHC (Polydor) [02-11] - folk punk
  • Klas Jervfors Turner: Odonata (Krokodil) - jazz
  • Mark Turner: Return From the Stars (ECM) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Tuscoma: Gu-cci (Landmine) [06-30]
  • Tuskar: Matriarch (Church Road) [02-25] - sludge metal
  • Andrew Tuttle: Fleeting Adventure (Milestone) [07-29]
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (Nonesuch) [04-01] - bluegrass [***]
  • TV Priest: My Other People (Sub Pop) [06-17]
  • Twin Atlantic: Transparency (Believe) [01-07] - synthpop
  • Two Door Cinema Club: Keep On Smiling (Glassnote) [09-02] - indie pop
  • Two Shell: Home (Mainframe Audio -EP) [01-20] - UK bass [*]
  • Tzompantli: Tlazcaltiliztli (20 Buck Spin) [05-06] - metal
  • Oded Tzur: Isabela (ECM) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Uffie: Sunshine Factory (Company) [05-20]
  • UFOmammut: Fenice (Neurot/Supernatural Cat) [05-06] - metal
  • Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms: Live at the Green Mill (Woolgathering -21) - jazz
  • Matt Ulery: Become Giant (Woolgathering) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Ullen/Elsa Bergman/Anna Lund: Space (Relative Pitch) - jazz [***]
  • Gebhard Ullmann/Gerhard Gschlössl/Johannes Fink/Jan Leipnitz/Michael Haves: Gulfh of Berlin (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [U]
  • UMI: Forest in the City (UMI/Keep Cool/RCA) [05-26]
  • UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Last Dance: New Music for Jazz Orchestra by Ed Partyka (Neuklang) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Undeath: It's Time . . . To Rise From the Grave (Prosthetic) [04-22] - death metal
  • Underoath: Voyeurist (Fearless) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones (Capitol Nashville) [06-10] - country pop
  • United Bible Studies: The Return of the Rivers () [06-24]
  • UNKLE: Ronin II (self-released) [08-31] - electronica [**]
  • Unloved: The Pink Album (Heavenly) [09-02]
  • UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2021 (UNT Jazz) - jazz
  • Urge Overkill: Oui (Omnivore) [02-11]
  • The Urge Trio: Live in St Petersburg (Veto -21) - jazz
  • Agustin Uriburu: Santa Fe (Ears & Eyes -21) [2021-11-23] - jazz
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [U]
  • Uruk: Ame: Live at Artacts (Trost) - jazz
  • The Utopia Strong: International Treasure (Rocket) [06-10]
  • Chucho Valdes & Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! (Sunnyside) [07-22] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Francisca Valenzuela: Vida Tan Boita (Sony) [05-06]
  • Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Ditancia (Greenleaf Music) [03-18] - jazz
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Salvoandrea Lucifora/Marcelo Dos Reis: Light Machina (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Valleyheart: Heal My Head (Tooth & Nail) [06-03]
  • Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: Ghost Trance Septet Plays Anthony Braxton (El Negocito) [06-02] - jazz [***]
  • Sharon Van Etten: We've Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) [05-06] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Ken Vandermark: Momentum 5: Stammer (Triptych) (Audiographic -21) - jazz
  • Jordan Vanhemert: Nomad (Origin) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Vansire: The Modern Western World (Spirit Goth) [05-12]
  • Kate Vargas: Rumpumpo (Bandaloop -21) [2021-07-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Juliet Varnedoe: Cajun Blue (self) - vocal jazz
  • Eddie Vedder: Earthling (Seattle Surf/Republic) [02-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Vehemence: Ordalies (Antiq) [03-08] - black metal
  • Vein.fm: This World Is Going to Ruin You (Nuclear Blast) [03-04] - metalcore
  • Laura Veirs: Found Light (Bella Union) [07-08] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Venom Prison: Erebos (Century Media) [02-04] - death metal
  • Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Viagra Boys: Cave World (Year0001) [07-08] - dance punk [*]
  • Andres Vial: When Is Ancient? (Chromatic Audio) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente/Seppe Gebruers/Onno Govaert: Room With No Name (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Erlend Viken/Jo Berger Myhre/Thomas Stronen: Djupet (OK World) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • Kurt Vile: (Watch My Moves) (Verve Forecast) [04-15] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • The Villa: Savior Self (Velocity -EP) [07-22]
  • Villager: Frontier (MCMXCV) [01-28]
  • Carmen Villain: Only Love From Now On (Smalltown Supersound) [02-25]
  • Daniel Villarreal: Panama 77 (International Anthem) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Liba Villavecchia Trio: Zaidan (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band: The Jam! (self-released) - jazz
  • Will Vinson: Tripwire (Whirlwind) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Vintage Crop: Kibitzer () [06-24]
  • Violet Skies: If I Saw You Again () [06-17]
  • David Virelles: Nuna (Pi) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Viviz: Beam of Prism (Big Planet Made -EP) [02-09] - K-pop
  • Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser: Two for the Road (V-flow/Challenge) - jazz [*]
  • Vlure: Euphoria (So-Young -EP) [01-14] - post-punk
  • Vntageparadise: The Parable of the Sensei (self-released -EP -21) [2021-12-24] - lo-fi
  • Voivod: Synchro Anarchy (Century Media) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Vomit Forth: Seething Malevolence (Century Media -EP) [07-08] - metal
  • Anna Von Hausswolff: Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Southern Lord) [01-14] - rock [B]
  • Von Hertzen Brothers: Red Alert in the Blue Forest () [03-25]
  • VR Sex: Rough Dimension (Dais) [03-25]
  • Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Deluxe) (Venn -EP -21) [2021-02-21] - grime [A-]
  • Bob Vylan: Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life (Ghost Theatre) [04-22] - grime [A-]
  • Leon Vynehall: Fabric Presents Leon Vynehall (Fabric) [03-25] - dj mix
  • WA Records: If You Fart Make It Sound Good (WA) [03-25] - electronic [B]
  • Alune Wade: Sultan (Enja) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Wade Trio: True Stories (AMP Music) [03-11] - jazz
  • Eric Wagner: In the Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz del Sur Music) [03-04]
  • Vanessa Wagner: Study of the Invisible (InFine) [03-25]
  • Loudon Wainwright III: Lifetime Achievement (StorySound) [08-19] - folk [A-]
  • Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios (BMG) [06-10]
  • Chris Walden: Missa Iubileum Aureum (Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass) (Origin) [08-19] - jazz [C-]
  • Devin Brahja Waldman & Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology (Astral Spirits) [06-10] - jazz [**]
  • Kelsey Waldon: No Regular Dog (Oh Boy) [08-12] - country [***]
  • Eli Walace/Cecilia Lopez/Michael Foster/Sean Ali: The Inflatable Leviathan (Tripticks Tapes) - jazz
  • Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra: Not in My Lifetime (Blue Dot -21) [2021-07-16] - blues [***]
  • Walking Cliché Sextet [SeaJun Kwon]: Micro-Nap (Endectomorph Music) [10-21] - jazz [U]
  • Wallice: 90s American Superstar (Dirty Hit -EP) [05-06]
  • Johannes Wallmann: Precarious Towers (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Wallows: Tell Me That It's Over (Atlantic) [03-25] - indietronica
  • Walt Disco: Unlearning (Lucky Number) [04-01] - synthpop
  • Jackson Wang: Magic Man (Atlantic) [09-09] - pop rock
  • Nick Ward: Brand New You (Hunnydew -EP) [04-29]
  • Wardruna: Kvitravn: First Flight of the White Raven (Music for Nations) [06-10]
  • Warmduscher: At the Hotspot (Bella Union) [04-01] - art punk
  • Warpaint: Radiate Like This (Virgin) [05-06] - dream pop [*]
  • John Wasson's Strata Big Band: Chronicles (MAMA) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Wasuremono: Let's Talk Pt 2 () [01-28] - indie pop
  • Watain: The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain (Nuclear Blast) [04-29] - black metal
  • Water Damage: Repeater (12XU) [04-29] - experimental [A-]
  • The Waterboys: All Souls Hill (Cooking Vinyl) [05-06]
  • Suki Waterhouse: I Can't Let Go (Sub Pop) [05-06]
  • Watkins Family Hour: Vol 2 () [08-19]
  • Charles Watson: Yes (Moshi Moshi) [04-29]
  • Patrick Watson: Better in the Shade (Secret City) [04-22]
  • Rod Wave: Beautiful Mind (Alamo) [08-12] - trap
  • Dallas Wayne: Coldwater, Tennessee (Audium/BFD) [04-22] - country [*]
  • We Broke the Weather: We Broke the Weather () [02-11] - prog rock
  • The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars (Fat Possum) [03-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Doug Webb: The Message (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Katharina Weber: In Marta's Garden: Piano Solo (Intakt) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Faye Webster: Car Therapy Sessions (Secretly Canadian -EP) [04-29] - chamber pop
  • Jamie Webster: Moments (Modern Sky) [01-28]
  • Corey Weeds With Strings: What Is There to Say? (Cellar -21) [2021-11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin' (Cellar) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Weeknd: Dawn FM (XO/Republic) [01-07] - dance pop [***]
  • Orlando Weeks: Hop Up (PIAS) [01-14] - art pop [*]
  • Weezer: SZNZ: Spring (Crush/Atlantic -EP) [03-20] - power pop
  • Weezer: SZNZ: Autumn (Crush/Atlantic -EP) [09-22] - power pop
  • WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Weird Nightmare: Weird Nightmare (Sub Pop) [05-20]
  • Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (AMM) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Weiss: Persistence (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • WEMA: WEMA (!K7) [04-29]
  • Werewolves: From the Cave to the Grave (Prosthetic) [06-24]
  • Werk: Angiru () [02-18]
  • Bugge Wesseltoft: Be Am (Jazzland) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • David West: Jolly in the Bush () [03-04]
  • Kanye West: Donda 2 (self-released) [02-24] - pop rap
  • Westside Gunn: Peace Fly God (Griselda) [07-08] - hip-hop
  • Wet: Pink Room (-EP) [07-08]
  • Wet Leg: Wet Leg (Domino) [04-08] - indie rock [***]
  • Wet Tuna: Warping All by Yourself (Three Lobed) [04-08]
  • Whatever the Weather: Whatever the Weather (Ghostly International) [04-08] - ambient [B]
  • Whee In: Whee (The L1ve -EP) [01-16] - K-pop
  • Whimsical: Melt (Shelflife) [04-01]
  • Whiskey Myers: Tornillo (Wiggy Thump) [07-29] - country
  • Emily Jane White: Alluvion () [03-25] - dark folk
  • Jack White: Fear of the Dawn (Third Man) [04-08] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Jack White: Entering Heaven Alive (Third Man) [07-22] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Amanda Whiting: Lost in Abstraction (Jazzman) [05-27] - jazz
  • The Whitlams: Sancho (EG) [01-28]
  • The Whitmore Sisters: Ghost Stories (Red House) [01-21] - Americana [**]
  • Whitney: Spark (Secretly Canadian) [09-16]
  • Hailey Whitters: Raised (Big Loud/Pigasus) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Why Bonnie: 90 in November (Keeled Scales) [08-19]
  • Widowspeak: The Jacket (Captured Tracks) [03-11] - dream pop
  • Wiegedood: There's Always Blood at the End of the Road (Century Media) [01-14] - black metal
  • WiFiGawd: Chain of Command (POW) [02-23] - hip-hop
  • Wildlife Freeway: Sunny () [02-25]
  • Wilco: Cruel Country (dBpm) [05-27] - alt/indie [***]
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 2: Joy Boy (New Amsterdam) [06-17] - classical [**]
  • The Wilder Blue: The Wilder Blue () - country
  • Wilder Maker: Male Models (Western Vinyl) [07-29]
  • Wilderun: Epigone (Century Media) [01-07] - prog metal
  • Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (Blue Note) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • A Will Away: Stew (Rude) [02-18]
  • Hank Williams Jr: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound) [06-17] - blues [***]
  • John Williams and Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (Deutsche Grammophon) - classical
  • Kathryn Williams: Night Drives (One Little Independent) [07-15]
  • Marlon Williams: My Boy (Dead Oceans) [09-09]
  • Robbie Williams: XXV (Columbia) [09-09]
  • Astrid Williamson: Into the Mountain (Incarnation) [02-18]
  • Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance (CYH) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ann Wilson: Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining) [04-29]
  • Martin Wind/New York Bass Quartet: Air (Laika) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Winged Wheel: No Island () [04-29]
  • Mark Winkler: Late Bloomin' Jazzman (Cafe Pacific) - vocal jazz
  • Edgar Winter: Brother Johnny (Quarto Valley) [04-15]
  • Wiri Donna: Being Alone (self-released -EP) [05-27] - alt-pop [B]
  • Witchcraft Books [Shorty Skilz/Kanif the Jhatmaster]: Vol I: The Sundisk (Iapetus) [08-02] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Witchery: Nightside (Century Media) [07-22]
  • Without Waves: Comedian (Prosthetic) [03-18] - prog metal
  • Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Babes Wodumo: Crown (West Ink -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Wolf: Shadowland (Century Media) - metal
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Lullaby (Dirty Hit -EP) [06-24]
  • Wolfbrigade: Anti-Tank Dogs (Agipunk/Armageddon -EP) [08-12]
  • Ada Bird Wolfe: Odd Bird (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Wolves and Mirrors: Wolves and Mirrors (Klaeng -21) - jazz
  • Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (Schoolkids -21) [2021-10-15] - rock [A-]
  • The Wombats: Fix Yourself, Not the World (14th Floor) [01-14] - indie pop
  • The Wonder Years: The Hum Goes On Forever (09-23) [Hopeless]
  • Alison Wonderland: Loner (EMI) [05-06]
  • Jay Wood: Slingshot (Captured Tracks) [07-15]
  • Billy Woods: Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz) [04-08] - hip-hop [***]
  • The Wooks: Flyin' High (Gnar Vector) [02-25] - country
  • Nate Wooley/Michael Pisaro-Liu: Stem Flower Root (Pleasure of the Text/Tisser Tissu Editions -21) - jazz
  • Working Men's Club: Fear Fear (Heavenly) [07-15] - synthpop [**]
  • Worm Shepherd: Ritual Hymns (Unique Leader) [02-14] - deathcore
  • Wormrot: Hiss (Earache) [07-08] - grindcore
  • Worst Party Ever: Dartland (No Sleep -21) [2021-12-17]
  • Jay Worthy & Larry June: 2 P'z in a Pod (GDF/The Freeminded) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Jay Worthy & Harry Fraud: You Take the Credit, We'll Take the Check (SRFSCHL) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Wounded Touch: Americanxiety (Smartpunk) [03-04] - hardcore punk
  • Wovenhand: Silver Sash (Glitterhouse) [02-04]
  • Lady Wray: Piece of Me (Big Crown) [01-28] - r&b [A-]
  • Wrecking Crew: Sedale Threat (self-released) [07-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wu-Lu: Loggerhead (Warp) [07-08] [*]
  • WurID: My WorlD With U () [03-11]
  • Dan Wyche: Earthwork (American Dreams -21) [2021-11-12]
  • X Alfonso: Ancestros Sinfonico () [05-27]
  • XPropaganda: The Heart Is Strange (Universal Music Operations) [05-20]
  • Yahritza Y Su Esencia: Obsessed (Lumbre Music -EP) [04-22]
  • Yako Trio: OdesSea (Fair Weather Friends) - jazz
  • Eri Yamamoto/Chad Fowler/William Parker/Steve Hirsh: Sparks (Mahakala Music) [04-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Eri Yamamoto Trio: A Woman With a Purple Wig (Mahakala Music) [11-18] - jazz
  • Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Recycling (Dasa Tapes) - jazz
  • Nilufer Yanya: Painless (ATO) [03-04] - pop [A-]
  • John Yao's Triceratops: Off-Kilter (See Tao) [06-10] - jazz [***]
  • Yard Act: The Overload (Island) [01-21] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Sebastian Yatra: Dharma () [01-28]
  • Yatra: Born Into Chaos (Prosthetic) [06-10] - metal
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down (Secretly Canadian) [09-30] - alt/indie [**]
  • Years & Years: Night Call (Polydor) [01-21] - electropop [**]
  • Yeat: 2 Alive (Field Trip/Geffen) [02-18] - hip-hop
  • Yenkee: Yen (-EP) [02-18]
  • Christos Yermenoglou: Birth (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Yeule: Glitch Princess (Bayonet) [02-04] - art pop [**]
  • Li Yilei: Secondary Self () [08-26] - electroacoustic
  • Yin Yin: The Age of Aquarius (Glitterbeat) [03-11]
  • YL & Zoomo: In Memory Of (RRR Music Group) [04-05] - hip-hop
  • Yoo Doo Right: A Murmur, Boundless to the East Yoo Doo Right (Mothland) [06-10]
  • Pete Yorn: Hawaii () [06-17]
  • Yot Club: Santolina (-EP) [01-14]
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise -21) [2021-12-10] - rock [A-]
  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Noise and Flowers (Reprise) [08-05] - rock [**]
  • Young Guv: Guv III (Run for Cover) [03-11]
  • Young Guv: Guv IV (Run for Cover) [06-24]
  • The Young Immigrants: Head Borders (CRRNT) - jazz
  • Young Jesus: Shepherd Head (Saddle Creek) [09-16]
  • Young Prisms: Drifter (Fire Talk) [03-25] - shoegaze
  • Young T & Bugsey: Truth Be Told (Black Butter) [01-21] - UK hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: Colors (Atlantic) [01-21] - hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: The Last Slimeto (Atlantic/Never Broke Again) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 12: Jean Carne (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 13: Katalyst (Jazz Is Dead) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Your Old Droog: YOD Wave (Mongoloid Banks/Nature Sounds) [03-04] - hip-hop
  • Yours Truly: Is This What I Look Like? (UNFD -EP) [07-15]
  • Youth Sector: Adult Contemporary (-EP) [02-18]
  • Yumi Zouma: Present Tense (Polyvinyl) [03-18]
  • Yung Kayo: DFTK (Sevensevenseven/YSL) [02-04] - trap [**]
  • Yungblud: Yungblud (Locomotion/Geffen) [09-02] - new wave
  • Mia Zabelka & Glen Hall: The Quantum Violin (FMR -21) - jazz
  • Artie Zaitz & Mark Kavuma: Back to Back (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Tom Ze: Lingua Brasileira (Sesc) [06-24] - Brazil [A-]
  • Zeal and Ardor: Zeal & Ardor (MVKA) [02-11] - avant-garde metal
  • Renata Zeiguer: Picnic in the Dark (Northern Spy) [04-08]
  • Felipe Zenicola/Jose Lencastre/Joao Valinho: Magma (FMR) [06-20] - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: That Hat (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • ZIMT: Ganz (Beso de Angel) - jazz
  • Zola Jesus: Arkhon (Sacred Bones) [06-24] [**]
  • John Zorn: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vols 5-8 (Tzadik -4CD -21) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Perchance to Dream (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Spinoza (Tzadik) [04-15] - jazz
  • John Zorn/Bill Laswell: The Cleansing (Tzadik) [01-28] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Vol 9: Liber VII (Tzadik) [09-09] - jazz
  • Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea: The Legend & I (self-released) - jazz
  • Zurich Jazz Orchestra/Steffen Schorn: To My Beloved Ones (Mons) - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Rabih Abou-Khalil: The Flood and the Fate of the Fish (2017-18, Enja) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (1972, Reel to Real -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Africa Negra: Antologia Vol 1 (Bongo Joe) [04-01] - Africa [A-]
  • Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian: Live at the Village Vanguard (Unissued Tracks) December 21 & 22, 1990 (Somethin' Cool) - jazz
  • Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (2016-19, Disciples) [09-09] - electronic [*]
  • Albert Ayler: La Cave Live Cleveland 1966 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [01-20] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: At Slugs' Saloon 1966 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Albert Ayler: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental Music -4CD) - jazz
  • Don Ayler: In Florence 1981 (Railroad Town Music) - jazz
  • Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle () [06-09] - jazz
  • Chet Baker: Tune Up: Live in Paris (1980, Circle) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Biluka Y Los Canibales: Leaf-Playing in Quito, 1960-1965 (Honest Jon's) [06-30] - Andean [**]
  • Jim Black: My Choice (Winter & Winter -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: With Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino) - jazz
  • Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 (EMI -8CD) [08-26] - new wave
  • Blue Notes: Blue Notes in Concert (1977, Ogun) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Ronnie Boykins: The Will Come Is Now (ESP-Disk) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Fred van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in Der Kammer Nr 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (Trost) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Milford Graves/William Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002, Black Editions) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet: Ultraman vs Alien Metron (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967 (Brubeck Editions) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • BTS: Proof (Big Hit) [06-10] - K-pop
  • Candlemass: Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (Peaceville) [06-03] - metal
  • Doug Carn: Adam's Apple (1974, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music -21) [2021-12-17] - jazz [*]
  • Neko Case: Wild Creatures (Anti-) [04-22]
  • Don Cherry: Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • John Clark: I Will (1997, Postcards) [01-04] - jazz
  • Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968, Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Ornette Coleman: Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (1958-59, Craft) - jazz
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: My Favorite Things [60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1962, Rhino -2CD) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Favorites [Naima/My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme] Revisited (1963-65, Ezz-Thetics) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Chick Corea: The Montreux Years (BMG) - jazz
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Down Home Blues Revue (SWMAF/VizzTone) [03-04] - blues [**]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: At the Royal Albert Hall (Craft) - rock
  • Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [03-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Miles Davis Quintet: Live Europe 1960 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz [A-]
  • Miles Davis: Live: What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (Columbia/Legacy) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Miles Davis: That's What Happened [The Bootleg Series, Vol 7: 1982-1985 (Columbia/Legacy -3CD) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • The Detroit Escalator Co: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) [02-18] - techno [***]
  • Bob Dowe/The Melodians: Build Me Up/Pre-Meditation (1968-78, Doctor Bird -2CD -21) - reggae [***]
  • Lajos Dudas: Radio Days Vol 2 (Ra) - jazz
  • Eminem: Curtain Call 2 (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Bill Evans: You Must Believe in Spring (1977, Craft) - jazz
  • Faust: The Faust Tapes (Bureau B) [08-12]
  • Flock of Dimes: Head of Roses: Phantom Limb (Sub Pop) [04-15]
  • Franz Ferdinand: Hits to the Head (Domino) [03-11] - indie rock
  • Robert Fripp: Exposures (Panegyric -32CD)
  • Hal Galper Trio: Invitation to Openness: Live at Big Twio (2008, Origin) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Dexter Gordon: Soul Sister (1962-63, SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 38: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 9/8/73 (Rhino -3CD) - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Lyceum Theatre, London, England - 5/26/72 (Rhino) - jazz
  • Lionel Hampton Orchestra: 1958: The Mess Is Here Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project: Demos (Island) [03-11]
  • Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69 (Jazz in Britain -2CD -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [***]
  • The Heartbreakers: LAMF: The '77 Found Mixes (Jungle) - punk
  • Andrew Hill: Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964, Easy Eye Sound) [03-18] - blues [A-]
  • Iceage: Shake the Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021 (Mexican Summer) [09-23] - post-punk
  • Elton John: Madman Across the Water [Deluxe Edition] (UMe) [06-10] - rock
  • Kabaka International Guitar Band: Kabaka International Guitar Band (Palenque) [04-02] - African [***]
  • Karate: The Bed Is in the Ocean (1998, Numero Group) [03-04]
  • Frank Kimbrough: 2003-2006: Lullabluebye/Play (Palmetto -2CD) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Laddio Bolocko: '97-'99 () [05-20] - experimental rock
  • Daunik Lazro/Jouk Minor/Thierry Madiot/David Chiesa/Louis-Michel Marion: Sonoris Causa (2003, NoBusiness) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Jens Lekman: The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom (Secretly Canadian) [04-27] - indie pop [**]
  • Jens Lekman: The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom (Secretly Canadian) [05-04] - indie pop
  • The Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray [30th Anniversary Reissue] (Fire) [03-04]
  • Los Golden Boys: Cumbia De Juventud (Mississippi) [05-13] - cumbia [***]
  • Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos: Mulata, Vamos A La Salsa (1970, Vampisoul) [09-13] - salsa [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love (Warner) [06-24] - dance pop [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (Warner -2CD) [08-19] - pop
  • Malik's Emerging Force Art Trio: Time and Condition (Moved-by-Sound) [06-01] - jazz [***]
  • Bobby Marchan: Still My Baby: The Ace and Fire Sessions ()
  • Pat Matshikiza/Kippie Moketsi: Tshona! (1975, As-Shams) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Pat Matshikiza Featuring Kippie Moketsi: Sikiza Matshikiza (As-Shams) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Koichi Matsukaze Trio Featuring Ryojiro Furusawa: At the Room 427 (1975, BBE) [01-21] - jazz [A-]
  • John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years (1978-2016, BMG) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Lloyd Miller: Orientations (1960-2021, Fountain AVM) [06-03] - jazz
  • Charles Mingus: The Lost Album: From Ronnie Scott's (1972, Resonance -3CD) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer: Blue Stompin' (1977, As-Shams -21) [2021-07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Sal Mosca: For Lennie Tristano: Solo Piano 1970 & 1997 (Fresh Sound) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Moebius: Solo Works: Kollektion 7 (Bureau B) [07-22]
  • Ephat Mujuru & the Spirit of the People: Mbavaira (1983, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP -21) [2021-08-27] - African [*]
  • Neu!: 50! (Gronland) [09-23]
  • James Newton: Flute Music (Morning Trip) [02-11] - jazz
  • Noertker's Moxie: Walking on Blue Eggshells in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-10-26] - jazz [**]
  • Noertker's Moxie: More Fun in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-12-00] - jazz [**]
  • Noertker's Moxie: Pantomime in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-12-00] - jazz [*]
  • Pape Nziengui: Kadi Yombo (1989, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [04-08] - African [***]
  • Orbital: 30 Something (Orbital) [07-29] - electronic
  • John Ondolo: Hypnotic Guitar of John Ondolo (1961-68, Mississippi) [09-02] - African [A-]
  • Orchestre Massako: Orchestre Massako (1979-86, Analog Africa [EP]) [06-03] - African [*]
  • Orchestre Volta-Jazz: Air Volta (Numero Group) [07-01] - African [**]
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (2015-19, Brownswood -21) [2021-10-29] - African [**]
  • Tony Oxley: Unreleased 1974-2016 (Discus Music) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • Graham Parker: Another Grey Area [40th Anniversary Edition] (Iconoclassic) - pub rock
  • William Parker: Universal Tonality (2002, Centering/AUM Fidelity -2CD) [09-30] - jazz [U]
  • Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo: Planetario Da Gavea (1981, Far Out) [02-04] - Brazil
  • Hermeto Pascoal: Hermeto (Far Out) - Brazil
  • Pavement: Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal (Matador) [04-08]
  • Ann Peebles & the Hi Rhythm Section: Live in Memphis (1982, Memphis International) [01-19] - soul [**]
  • Pere Ubu: The Lost Band: Live at Metro Cabaret, Chicago (1993, Ubu Projex) [03-04] - avant-punk [A-]
  • Lionel Pillay: Shrimp Boats (1979-80, As-Shams) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • The Pineapple Thief: Give It Back (Rewired) (Kscope) [05-13]
  • Pink Floyd: Animals [2018 Remix] (Pink Floyd) [09-16] - art rock
  • Poco: One Night in Nashville (2004, Cleopatra)
  • Prince and the Revolution: Live (1985, NPG/Legacy -2CD) [06-03] - funk [**]
  • Asha Puthi: The Essential Asha Puthi (1968-80, Mr Bongo) [06-17] - Indian [***]
  • The Pyramids: AOMAWA: The 1970s Recordings -4CD (1973-76, Strut -4CD) [07-15] - African
  • Adrian Quesada: Boleros Psicodelicos (ATO) [06-03]
  • Sun Ra: Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt (Strut) [04-08] - jazz
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is . . . Completed & Revisited (1966, Ezz-Thetics) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • Lou Reed: I'm So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos (RCA -21) [2021-12-24] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 (Light in the Attic) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies (Another Timbre) - minimalism
  • Sam Rivers: Caldera [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 6] (2002, NoBusiness) [04-18] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rolling Stones: Live at the El Mocambo (1977, Polydor, 2CD) [05-13] - rock [***]
  • The Rolling Stones: Licked Live in NYC (Mercury Studios) [06-10]
  • Rush: Moving Pictures [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Mercury/Anthem/UMe) [04-15]
  • George Russell: Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria (Trost) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • Bernardo Sassetti Trio: Culturgest 2007 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange: Live in Japan (1992, Origin, 2CD) [05-20] - jazz [C+]
  • Archie Shepp: Fire Music to Mama Too Tight Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Horace Silver Quintet: Live New York Revisited (1964-66, Ezz-Thetics) [08-13] - jazz [A]
  • Nina Simone: Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits & Remixes (Verve -2CD) [02-11] - jazz
  • Sirone: Artistry (1978, Moved-by-Sound) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • Slickaphonics: Live (1987, Radio Legs) [04-01] - jazz
  • Soft Machine: Facelift: France & Holland (1970, Cuneiform -2CD) [03-25] - fusion [*]
  • Sonic Youth: In/Out/In (2000-10, Three Lobed) [03-18] - noise rock [**]
  • Dusty Springfield: Dusty Sings Soul (Ace)
  • Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (2011, Anti-) [05-20] [**]
  • Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) [05-12] - gospel
  • Charles Stepney: Step on Step (International Anthem) [09-09] [B]
  • Stereolab: Pulse of the Early Brain [Switched On Volume 5] (1992-2008, Duophonic/Warp) [09-02] - electropop [**]
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: The Deluxe (RCA) [02-11] - r&b
  • Norma Tanega: I'm the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings 1964-1971 (Anthology) [05-06] - folk [B-]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: Legacies for Our Grandchildren (1995, Dark Tree) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Quintet (1969, Mr Bongo) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor: The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion) [02-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Respiration: Live in Warsaw '68 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-31] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: With (Exit) to Student Studies Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [05-31] - jazz [***]
  • Clark Terry Big Bad Band: Live in Holland 1979 (Storyville) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972, Real Gone Music) [02-12] - r&b [B]
  • Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (Good Time) [03-25] - r&b [***]
  • Richard Thompson: Grizzly Man () [05-06]
  • Steve Tibbetts: Hellbound Train: An Anthology (ECM -2CD) - jazz
  • Lennie Tristano: Personal Recordings, 1946-1970 (Mosaic -6CD) - jazz
  • The Trypes: Music for Neighbors (1984, Pravda) [03-18] - rock [**]
  • Celestine Ukwu and His Philosophers National: No Condition Is Permanent (1971-74, Mississippi) [08-05] - African [***]
  • Bo Van De Graaf: Eccentric Music for Audio Hunters (2002-16, Icdisc -21) [2021-00-00] - jazz [B]
  • Vis-a-Vis: The Best of Vis-a-Vis in Congo Style (1976, We Are Busy Bodies -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless [Deluxe Edition] (Arista Nashville) [01-28] - country
  • Mal Waldron: Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert (Tompkins Square) - jazz
  • Jeremy Warmsley: American Daydream () [09-09]
  • The Welders: Our Own Oddities 1977-81 (Bachelor) [02-04] - punk
  • David Wertman: Sun Ensemble (1983, BBE) [03-18] - jazz
  • Bob Wilber With Dave McKenna and Pug Horton: Original Wilber (1978, Phontastic) - jazz [*]
  • Barney Wilen: Zodiac (1966, We Are Busy Bodies) [06-10] - jazz
  • Anthony Williams: Life Time & Spring Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [02-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Wire: Not About to Die: Studio Demos 1977-1978 (Pinkflag) [04-23] - punk [A-]
  • Tommy Womack: 30 Years Shot to Hell: An Anthology (Schoolkids -2CD) [5-13] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Iannis Xenakis: Electroacoustic Works (Karlrecords -21) [2021-12-03] - electroacoustic
  • Neil Young: Royce Hall 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [***]
  • Neil Young: Citizen Kane Jr Blues (1974, Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: 2001, Toast (Reprise) [07-08] - rock [**]
  • Yusuf [Cat Stevens]: Harold and Maude [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Island) [02-11] - soundtrack
  • ZZ Top: Raw: That Little Ol' Band From Texas [Original Soundtrack] (BMG) [07-22]
  • Brasil Novo (Musica Macondo) [05-13] - Brazil [**]
  • A Chant About the Beauty of the Moon at Night: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Masters 1913-1921: Lost + Rare Performances 1913-1921 (Magnificent Sounds) [03-31] - Hawaiian [B]
  • Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers From the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981 (Rocafort -EP) [04-08] - cumbia [**]
  • The D-Vine Spirituals: Sacred Soul (Bible & Tire) - gospel
  • Folk and Great Tunes From Siberia and Far East (CPI Music) - Siberian
  • From Lion Mountain: Traditional Music of Yeha, Ethiopia (Dust-to-Digital) - African
  • Got to Get a Good Thing Goin': Black Music in Britain in the Sixties (Strawberry -4CD) [09-15] - soul
  • David Hepworth's Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From a Misunderstood Decade (Edsel -4CD) [02-09] - rock
  • Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-1968 (Grapefruit) [03-15] - rock
  • Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds From Rio de Janiero (Sounds and Colours) - Brazil
  • I Love to See You Strut: More '60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul, Freakbeat Nuggets (Strawberry -3CD)
  • Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking (1934-2013, Ace -2CD -21) [2021-10-23] - rock [***]
  • Lespri Ka: New Directions in Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010 (Seance Centre) [01-28] - gwoka [**]
  • Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae (Trojan) - reggae
  • Music for Ukraine (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Now That's What I Call Pride (UMG/Sony) [06-17]
  • Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (Edsel -4CD)
  • Summer of Soul ( . . . Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): A Questlove Jam [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1969, Legacy) [01-28] - soundtrack [A-]
  • They Shall Not Pass/No Pasaran! (2007-22, Trost) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Under the Bridge (Skep Wax) [03-18] - alt/indie

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 1866
  • Priority 2: 98
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 849
  • Priority 5: 256

Total: 3069