2020 Metafile Legend

Two data files, meta.txt and rmeta.txt, the former for new releases, the latter for reissues, compilations, vault music. Fields separated by '|':

  1. Points: Make does a numeric sort on this field as first key.
  2. Artist: Last name '_' first name, such that make can do an alpha sort on this as second key.
  3. Title: Album title.
  4. Label: Label; may be preceded by dates (e.g., 1972 or 1972-74) and comma; may be followed by format (e.g., EP, or 2CD).
  5. Release date: Written as MM-DD, including '0' to pad to two digits. "-2016" indicates a 2016 release date.
  6. Flags: Used to specify genre, also whether I have heard the record. More than one may be set:
    • 1: I own a hard copy of the album (could be CDR).
    • 2: I've heard the record from a streaming or download source.
    • B: Blues/Gospel/R&B
    • C: Country/Americana/Folk
    • E: Electronica
    • H: Hip-Hop/Rap
    • J: Jazz
    • K: Classical
    • M: Metal
    • W: World, both pop and folk, including Latin
  7. Data: Multiple segments, each separated by comma (','), preferably sorted alphabetically. Each segment consists of a key (alpha abbreviation), optionally followed by colon (':') and a number, which is the rank position of the record on the list, or a plus ('+'), which indicates an unranked point, or '*N' for N points. There are two series of data: one from major sources which are scored 5 (1st place), 4 (2-5th), 3 (6-10th), 2 (11-20th), 1 (anything above 20th); then following a semicolon, one from minor sources which are generally scored 3 (1st place), 2 (2-5th), 1 (anything above 5th). The keys are listed in the legend data file (legend-data.txt). Ties aren't marked this year (in previous years they were marked '*'; sorry, I screwed up). If a list contains multiple records in a numeric slot (often by same artist), each are credited (subject to notes below). The distinction between major and minor is somewhat arbitrary, but long lists tend to count as major (even if by idiots), and short and/or unranked lists as minor.
  8. Comment: Anything else considered a comment. These appear in the output, but aren't counted.

The legend-data.txt file also consists of fields separated by '|'. They are:

  1. Key: The key for the list, used in data above.
  2. Type: How the list is counted, if any rank in the list gets more than one point: empty means everything gets one point; extra points are noted by the cutoff rank, with comma separating each tier -- e.g., "20,1" gives 2 points to everything ≥ 20 except 3 points ≥ 1.
  3. Name: The plain name for the list.
  4. URL: Where to find the list (often just the top of the list.
  5. Alt URL: An alternate (unofficial) source for the list (often these are easier to work with than the actual URL.)
  6. Comment: Any additional comments. Within this the following subfields (comma-separated) are noted:
    • Mc:#: Metacritic.com average score : no points.
    • AM:#: Acclaimed Music's Albums Spreadsheets Updates (Feb. 6, 2019): points 200,20,10,5,1.
    • RM:#: Robert Mitchum's Top Albums 2018 spreadsheet: points: 100,20,10,5,1.
    • PJ:#-#: Pazz & Jop Rip-Off Poll: points 250,20,10,5,1.
    • RC:# Robert Christgau letter grades (1-3 stars are divisions of B+, B+ counts as ***)
    • MT:# Michael Tatum letter grades (same)
    • TH:# Tom Hull letter grades

Since I don't have corresponding lists to work off of, and since I value their reviews highly, I've decided to score RC, MT, and TH as: A/A+ 5, A- 4, B+/*** 3, ** 2, * 1; omitting the 2014 (and earlier) releases. I haven't sucked up all of TH's letter grades -- only those mentioned by others.

Some general guidelines on which lists were counted (and which not):

  • Where separate "international" and "national" lists are provided, only "international" is counted. Similarly, "local" (state or city) lists are not counted.
  • Most genre lists are counted, except classical, soundtracks, Christian. I have virtually no interest in metal but have almost always counted metal lists.
  • Honorable mentions or unranked extras added to lists are generally counted, with '+' instead of rank numbers. Same for unranked lists (although unless explicitly stated, unnumbered lists are generally assumed to be top-down).
  • Format-specific lists (e.g., EPs, mixtapes) are usually ignored. EPs occurring in general lists are counted, but singles are generally not.
  • Don't bother with lists that are aggregates of other lists, figuring they're just approximations of this aggregate. Also don't bother with reader polls (although I make a couple exceptions).

Lists

The following lists have been counted:

  1. [3v] 3voor12 [Netherlands] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  2. [45] The Forty-Five [UK] (45,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  3. [A3] Antena 3 [Portugal] (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  4. [AAJ] All About Jazz () -- +4 stars(12-18)
  5. [ABC] ABC News [US]: Good Morning America (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  6. [AC] Austin Chronicle () -- MC 80+(05-25)
  7. [ACL] A Closer Listen [US] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  8. [AD] The Arts Desk (1) -- AOTY 80+(03-09)
  9. [Al] Albumism (100,20,10,5,1) [link] -- {100..33}, AOTY 80+(09-24)
  10. [Alt] The Alternative (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  11. [AM] AllMusic Guide [US] (100) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  12. [AS] American Songwriter [US] (21,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13)(12-11)
  13. [AU] The AU Review [Australia] (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  14. [AV] AV Club [US] (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  15. [BB] Billboard (50,20,10,5,1) -- http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9385
  16. [Bc] Bandcamp () [link] -- (Winter,Spring,Summer); also + for: Imagining New Worlds; Silver Linings, It Got Heavy, Connecting the Dots; didn't do: soul, club music, 12" dance singles, punk, metal, beat tapes
  17. [BG] Boston Globe () -- MC 80+(11-04)
  18. [BIB] Bill's Indie Basement (Brooklyn Vegan) (40,20,10,5,1) [link] -- + another 50
  19. [Bo] The Boar [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  20. [BPM] Beats Per Minute (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+
  21. [Bq] Banquet Records [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  22. [BS] Bitter Southerner (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  23. [Btz] Blitz [Portugal]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  24. [BV] Brooklyn Vegan (55,20,10,5,1) [link]
  25. [BV_p] Brooklyn Vegan: Punk (45,20,10,5,1) [link]
  26. [BV_r] Brooklyn Vegan: Rap (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  27. [C] Crack [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(08-17)
  28. [CD] Complex Distractions (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  29. [Ch] The Chorus.fm [US] (30,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  30. [Cl] Clash [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-12)
  31. [ClR] Classic Rock [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- MC 80+
  32. [Clv] Cleveland [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  33. [CM] Chris Monsen (Perfect Sounds Forever) () [link] -- 2020 favorites list (12-04)
  34. [Cmp] Complex [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- + mid-year list
  35. [Cpu] Counterpunch: Jeffrey St Clair (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  36. [Crh] Crash Records Leeds [UK] (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  37. [Crz] Crazy Minds [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  38. [CS] Consequence of Sound [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  39. [CT] Chicago Tribune () -- MC 80+(02-27)
  40. [CU] Country Universe (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  41. [CW] Cultural Weekly (27,20,10,5,1) [link]
  42. [D] Dork (40,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY +80(04-15)
  43. [DA] Dancing Astronaut (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  44. [DaB] Dansende Beren [BE] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  45. [Dag] Dagbladet [Norway]: International (,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- + national (iff)
  46. [DB] Downbeat () -- +4 stars (07-20), editor's picks {1-7}
  47. [Db] Decibel [US] (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  48. [Di] Discogs: want lists (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  49. [DIY] DIY (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  50. [DJ] Double J [Australia] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  51. [Dr] Drift Record Shop [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  52. [DS] Drowned in Sound [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- +80(07-31)
  53. [Du] Dummy [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  54. [Dus] Dusted () -- MC +80(09-15)
  55. [Dv] Dagsavisen [Norway] (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  56. [DVk] De Volkskrant [Netherlands] (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  57. [DW] Dan Weiss (85,20,10,5,1) -- Facebook
  58. [Dz] Dazed [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  59. [E] Esquire [US] () [ref link]
  60. [E_UK] Esquire [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  61. [Ec] Echoes (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  62. [EE] Efe Eme [Spain]: International (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  63. [Em] Earmilk () -- AOTY 80+(08-10)
  64. [ES] Electronic Sound [UK] (30,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  65. [EW] Entertainment Weekly [US] (,15,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  66. [Ex] Exclaim! [Canada] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  67. [Fa] Fader (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  68. [FB] Fast 'n' Bulbous (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  69. [FJ] Free Jazz Collective () [link] -- *4 stars (01-08)
  70. [Fld] Flood [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(07-27)
  71. [FO] Far Out [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  72. [G] Guardian [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  73. [GB] Gorilla Vs Bear [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- midyear list
  74. [GC] Genius: Community (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  75. [Gf] Gaffa [Sweden] (30,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  76. [Gf_D] Gaffa [Denmark] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- foreign albums, -Danish
  77. [Gg] Google (51,20,10,5,1) -- 'best records 2020 [2021-02-06]
  78. [Gig] GIGsoup () -- +80(07-27)
  79. [GiL] GigList [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  80. [Gl] Glide [US] (40,20) [ref link] -- MC 80+(08-24); two ranks: top 20 (++), HM 20 (+)
  81. [Glm] Glamour (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  82. [GMD] GoŁte Mes Disques [BE] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  83. [Got] Gothamist (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  84. [GQ] GQ [UK] (24,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  85. [GTV] God Is in the TV (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- {100-11} AOTY 80+(02-19)(09-24)
  86. [Gw] Gigwise [UK] (51,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(05-04)
  87. [HDX] HipHopDX [US] () [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(09-15)
  88. [HG] Hip-Hop Golden Age (60,20,10,5,1) [link]
  89. [Hi] Hipersonica [Spain]: International (51,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- international
  90. [HNH] Hot New Hip Hop (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  91. [HP] Hot Press [Ireland] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  92. [HS] Highsnobiety (,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  93. [Hu] Humo [Belgium] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  94. [HuN] HumoNegro [Chile] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  95. [HV] Humanizing the Vacuum [US]: Alfred Soto (35,20,10,5,1) [link]
  96. [I] The Independent [UK] (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-21)
  97. [Id] Idolator [US] (70,20,10,5,1) [link]
  98. [Ins] Insider (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  99. [IR] In Review [US] (25,20,10,5,1) -- +HM
  100. [IS] Indie Style [Belgium] (52,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  101. [JC] NPR Jazz Critics Poll (50,20,10,5,1)
  102. [Jp] Jenesaispop [Spain] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  103. [JT] JazzTimes (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  104. [Jun] Junkee [AUS] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  105. [JW] Jazzwise [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- +4 stars(11-27)
  106. [K] Kerrang (50,20,10,5,1) -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  107. [Kp] Kalporz [Italy] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  108. [KX] KEXP 90.3 FM (91,20,10,5,1) [link]
  109. [L] Louder (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  110. [L4] Live4ever [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  111. [LAT] Los Angeles Times (,,10,5,1) [ref link] -- MC 80+(04-20)
  112. [LBF] The Line of Best Fit [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  113. [LCA] Le Canal Auditif [CAN] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  114. [LI] Les Inrockuptibles [France] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  115. [LQ] Loud and Quiet [UK] (40,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  116. [Lt] Laut [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  117. [LW] Louder Than War [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+()
  118. [Mc] Metacritic: best-reviewed (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- as of 2020-12-25
  119. [Mg] Magnet [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  120. [Mgn] Magnetic [US] (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  121. [Mj] Mojo [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19 none), MC 80+(06-15), EOY from magazine scan, also genre lists (-soundtracks)
  122. [Mj_r] Mojo [UK]: Reissues (,20,10,5,1)
  123. [MM] Magic RPM [France] (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  124. [MO] MusicOMH [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  125. [MoM] Man of Many (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  126. [Ms] Mondosonoro [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  127. [Mu] Musikexpress [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  128. [MuL] Music Letter [ITA] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  129. [Mw] Mowno [France] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  130. [Mx] Mxdwn (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  131. [Mz] Muzikalia [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  132. [N] Noisey (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  133. [NBH] NBHAP (Nothing But Passion And Hope) [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  134. [ND] No Depression (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  135. [ND_r] No Depression: readers (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  136. [NDO] Notre Dame/St Mary's/Holy Cross Observer (The Scene) (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  137. [Ne] The Needle Drop (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(08-03)(11-16)
  138. [NF] Nick Farrugia (62,20,10,5,1) -- Facebook
  139. [Ni] Nialler9 (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  140. [NME] NME [UK] () -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  141. [No] Norman Records [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  142. [No_r] Norman Records [UK]: Reissues (50,20,10,5,1)
  143. [Noj] Nojesguiden [Sweden]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  144. [Now] NOW Magazine (Toronto) [Canada] () -- AOTY 80+()
  145. [NPR] NPR (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  146. [NPR_l] NPR: Listeners (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  147. [NR] No Ripcord [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(05-18), + "bubbling under"
  148. [NS] Nashville Scene: Country Music Critics Poll (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  149. [NT] Northern Transmissions [CAN] (30,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-12)
  150. [NYT] New York Times () -- MC 80+(11-04)
  151. [O] The Observer () -- AOTY +80(02-20)
  152. [OC] Our Culture (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  153. [Okp] Okayplayer (,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- +HM
  154. [Oo] Oor [Netherlands] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  155. [Oy] ōyafestivalens [NOR]: International (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  156. [P] Paste (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13); also 10-best-of-month lists {1-6}
  157. [PB] PopBuzz [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  158. [Pc] Piccadilly Records [UK] (100,20,10,5,1)
  159. [PCv] Pop Crave (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  160. [Pf] Pitchfork (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(07-27)
  161. [Pf_r] Pitchfork [US]: reader poll (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  162. [PJ] Pazz & Jop Rip-Off Poll (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  163. [Plt] Plattentests [Germany] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  164. [PM] PopMatters (60,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY/MC 80+(05-24)
  165. [PM_r] PopMatters: Reissues (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  166. [Pn] Punknews.org () -- MC 80+(02-27)(06-16)
  167. [PO] Phil Overeem (,,10,5,1) -- anything from any of his lists (05-01)
  168. [Ps] Popsugar [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  169. [Pu] Punktastic (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  170. [PW] Passion of the Weiss (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  171. [Q] Q [UK] () -- MC +80(04-19)
  172. [Qt] The Quietus [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link] -- MC +80(09-15)(11-04)
  173. [RA] Resident Advisor [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19 none), MC 80+(11-04)
  174. [RC] Record Collector [UK] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- MC 80+(04-20)
  175. [RC_v] Record Collector [UK]: vaults (25,20,10,5,1)
  176. [Rdx] Rockdelux [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- {50-31}
  177. [Re] Recorder [Hungary] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  178. [Rec] Recordstore (50,20,10,5,1)
  179. [Rev] Revolver [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  180. [Rf] RIFF Magazine (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  181. [RM] Resident Music [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  182. [RR] RapReviews () -- MC 80+(02-26)(05-25)
  183. [RS] Rolling Stone [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  184. [RS_Ar] Rolling Stone [Argentina] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  185. [RS_D] Rolling Stone [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1)
  186. [RS_I] Rolling Stone [Italy]: International (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  187. [RSh] Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone) (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  188. [RT] Rough Trade [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  189. [Rx] Robert Christgau: Dean's List (71,20,10,5,1) [link]
  190. [RY] Rate Your Music (40,20,10,5,1) -- as of 2020-02-02
  191. [S] Spin [US] (30,20,10,5,1) [link] -- MC +80(11-04)
  192. [S45] Super 45 [Chile]: International (45,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  193. [Sb] Soundblab [US] (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  194. [Sbd] Stereoboard [UK] (61,20,10,5,1) [link] -- implicit rank
  195. [SC] Spectrum Culture (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(07-20)
  196. [SD_h] (50,20,10,5,1)
  197. [SE] Stephen Thomas Erlewine (135,20,10,5,1) [link] -- halftime report
  198. [SE_r] Stephen Thomas Erlewine: reissues (95,20,10,5,1) [link] -- points for 1st record in groups, + for rest
  199. [Sg] Stereogum [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- + midyear list
  200. [Si] Soundi [Finland]: International (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  201. [Sk] The Skinny [UK] (,,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  202. [Sl] Slant [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  203. [SMH] Sydney Morning Herald () -- AOTY 80+
  204. [Snv] Soundvenue [K]: International (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  205. [So] Sonic [Sweden] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  206. [SoS] The Sorry Scholar (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  207. [SoT] Sea of Tranquility [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  208. [Sp] Spill () -- AOTY 80+(08-10)
  209. [Spk] Sputnik Music [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  210. [T] The Telegraph [UK] () -- AOTY 80+(02-13)
  211. [TL] Tom Lane (101,20,10,5,1) -- email
  212. [TL_r] Tom Lane: reissues (22,20,10,5,1) -- email
  213. [TN] Tim Niland [Music & More] (,10,5,1) [link] -- no grades, but everything he reviews is notable (04-20)
  214. [TO] Time Out London [UK] (,15,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-21 none)
  215. [Top] Tonspion [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  216. [Tr] Treblezine [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  217. [Trk] Truck Music Store [UK]https://truckmusicstore.co.uk/36319-2/ (50,20,10,5,1)
  218. [Try] Trusty [CRO] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  219. [TS] The Times [UK] (,10,5,1) [ref link] -- top 10, rest unnumbered, genre lists for world/folk and jazz
  220. [Tx] Textura [Canada]: General (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  221. [Tx_j] Textura [Canada]: Jazz (,20,10,5,1)
  222. [U] Uncut [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- MC 80+(06-15)
  223. [UCR] Ultimate Classic Rock (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  224. [Up] Uproxx (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- +M
  225. [Up_h] Uproxx: Hip-Hop (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  226. [Up_i] Uproxx: Indie (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  227. [Up_p] Uproxx: Pop (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  228. [Up_r] Uproxx: R&b (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  229. [UpC] Uproxx Critics Poll (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  230. [Ups] Upset () -- AOTY 80+(08-03)
  231. [UR] Under the Radar [US] (100,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(02-19)
  232. [V] Variety () -- MC 80+(08-24)(11-04)
  233. [VF] Vinyl Factory (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  234. [Vi] Visions [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  235. [VLR] Vive Le Rock [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  236. [W] The Wire (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- MC 80+(06-15)(07-27)
  237. [WHP] The Wild Honey Pie (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  238. [XLR] XLR8R () [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(02-21 none)
  239. [XSN] XS Noize [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  240. [Yb] Yardbarker (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  241. [YF] Young Folks (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(07-27)
  242. [YW] Ye Wei Blog (Jason Gross) (114,20,10,5,1) [link]
  243. [YW_r] Ye Wei Blog: reissues (44,20,10,5,1)
  244. [Zf] Zundfunk [Germany] (80,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  245. [ab_a] Aftonbladet [SE]: Natasha Azarmi (10,5,1) [link]
  246. [ab_b] Aftonbladet [SE]: Sofia Bergstrom (10,5,1)
  247. [ab_l] Aftonbladet [SE]: Markus Larsson (10,5,1)
  248. [ab_m] Aftonbladet [SE]: Per Magnusson (10,5,1)
  249. [ab_s] Aftonbladet [SE]: Hakan Steen (10,5,1)
  250. [af_pr] Arts Fuse: Paul Robicheau (10) [link]
  251. [am_a] AllMusic [US]: Americana () [link]
  252. [am_b] AllMusic [US]: blues () [link]
  253. [am_c] AllMusic [US]: country () [link]
  254. [am_e] AllMusic [US]: electronic () [link]
  255. [am_f] AllMusic [US]: folk () [link]
  256. [am_h] AllMusic [US]: rap/hip hop () [link]
  257. [am_i] AllMusic [US]: indie pop/indie rock () [link]
  258. [am_j] AllMusic [US]: jazz () [link]
  259. [am_k] AllMusic [US]: rock () [link]
  260. [am_m] AllMusic [US]: metal () [link]
  261. [am_p] AllMusic [US]: pop () [link]
  262. [am_r] AllMusic [US]: r&b () [link]
  263. [am_w] AllMusic [US]: latin and world () [link]
  264. [am_z] AllMusic [US]: archival releases () [link]
  265. [ap] Alternative Press (50) [ref link]
  266. [aqd] Aquarium Drunkard () [link]
  267. [asp] The Associated Press (10,5,1) [link]
  268. [atl] The Atlantic () [ref link]
  269. [atw] Atwood () [link]
  270. [azr] Arizona Republic: Ed Masley (20,5,1)
  271. [bb] Brooklyn Based (11,5,1) [link]
  272. [bb6] BBC Radio 6 [UK] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  273. [bbc] BBC Culture [UK] (10) [ref link]
  274. [bc_a] Bandcamp Daily: Ambient () [link] -- (Mar,Jun)
  275. [bc_b] Bandcamp Daily: Beat Tapes () -- (Jun)
  276. [bc_c] Bandcamp Daily: Club Music () -- (Jun)
  277. [bc_e] Bandcamp Daily: Electronic () [link] -- (Mar,Jun)
  278. [bc_h] Bandcamp Daily: Hip-Hop () -- (Jan-Feb,Jul)
  279. [bc_j] Bandcamp Daily: Jazz [Dave Sumner (15,5,1) [link] -- (Jan-Nov)
  280. [bc_p] Bandcamp Daily: Punk () -- (Jul)
  281. [bc_r] Bandcamp Daily: Reissues () [link] -- (Jan-Feb,May-Jun)
  282. [bc_s] Bandcamp Daily: Soul () -- (Mar,Jun)
  283. [bc_x] Bandcamp Daily: Experimental () [link]
  284. [bg_b] Boston Globe: Julian Benbow (10) -- MC
  285. [bg_j] Boston Globe: Maura Johnston (12) -- MC
  286. [bg_t] Boston Globe:Jed Gottlieb (10) -- MC
  287. [bg_u] Boston Globe: Stuart Munro (10) -- MC
  288. [bl] Bleep [UK] (10,5,1) [link]
  289. [blw] The Bulwark (Tim Miller) (10,5,1) [link] -- + HM
  290. [br] BR (Bayerische Rundfunk) [Germany] () [ref link]
  291. [bv_fp] Brooklyn Vegan: Fred Pessaro () [link]
  292. [bv_g] Brooklyn Vegan: reggae () [link]
  293. [bv_j] Brooklyn Vegan: jazz ()
  294. [bv_kr] Brooklyn Vegan: Karriem Riggins () [link]
  295. [bv_r] Brooklyn Vegan Indie Basement: Reissues () [link]
  296. [bv_sd] Brooklyn Vegan: Sadie Dupuis () [link]
  297. [bz] Benzine [France] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  298. [ca_d] Columbus Alive (Andy Downing) (10,5,1) [link]
  299. [ca_o] Columbia Alive (Joel Oliphint) (10,5,1) [link]
  300. [cc] Closed Caption (10,5,1) [link]
  301. [cct] Cape Cod Times (20,5,1) [link]
  302. [cm] Contactmusic (10,5,1) [link] -- MC
  303. [cmp] Complex [UK] (15,5,1) [link] -- +M
  304. [cp] PJRP: Cam Patterson (10,5,1) -- facebook
  305. [dcs] Diario Critico [Spain] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  306. [dep] Dead Press! (10,5,1) -- MC
  307. [df] The Digital Fix [UK] () [ref link]
  308. [dmt] Detroit Metro Times (6,5,1) -- MC
  309. [dn] Dagens Nyheter [SE] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  310. [dnw] The Daily Northwestern [Wilson Chapman (10,5,1) [link]
  311. [dtm] The Dartmouth (10,5,1) [link]
  312. [ec] The Economist () -- MC
  313. [edmt] EDMTunes (10,5,1) -- MC
  314. [fa] Folk Alley () [link] -- MC
  315. [fd] Francis Davis (10,5,1) -- +HM
  316. [fms] FMS Magazine (21) [link] -- numbered but listed by release date
  317. [fst] Festicket [Germany] () [link]
  318. [fti] Fnancial Times () [link]
  319. [g_c] Guardian [UK]: Contemporary (10,5,1) [link]
  320. [g_e] Guardian/Observer: Kitty Empire (10,5,1) [link]
  321. [g_f] Guardian [UK]: Folk (10,5,1) [link]
  322. [g_j] Guardian [UK]: Jazz (10,5,1) [link]
  323. [g_w] Guardian [UK]: Global (10,5,1) [link]
  324. [gcn] Gay City News (Steve Erickson) (10,5,1)
  325. [ghj] JCP: Geoffrey Himes (10,5,1)
  326. [gu] Guitar.com [US] (17,5,1) [link]
  327. [hc] Harvard Crimson (10,5,1) [link]
  328. [hc_d] Houston Chronicle: Andrew Dansby (10) -- MC
  329. [hc_g] Houston Chronicle: Joey Guerra (10,5,1) -- MC
  330. [hs] HeadStuff (12) -- MC
  331. [hyb] HypeBeast (20,5,1) [link]
  332. [ia] Inverted Audio (10,5,1) -- MC
  333. [iad] It's All Dead (15,5,1) [link]
  334. [io] Invisible Oranges (15,5,1) -- MC
  335. [irp] iReport [Czechia]: International () [ref link]
  336. [is_h] Indie Style [Be]: hip-hop (20,10,5) [ref link]
  337. [it] Irish Times [Ireland] (10,5,1) [ref link] -- + best Irish if already listed
  338. [jaa] JT: AD Amorosi (10,5,1)
  339. [jad] JCP: Alain Drouot (10,5,1)
  340. [jadh] JCP: Anthony Dean-Harris (10,5,1)
  341. [jag] JCP: Andrew Gilbert (10,5,1)
  342. [jah] JCP: Aaron Cohen (10,5,1)
  343. [jahk] JCP: Andrey Henkin (10)
  344. [jahn] JCP: Alex Henderson (10,5,1)
  345. [jak] JCP: Amar Kalia (10,5,1)
  346. [jal] JCP: Art Lange (10)
  347. [jan] Jazz Artistry Now () [link]
  348. [jap] FJC: Antonio Poscic (10,5,1)
  349. [jas] JCP: Adam Shatz (10,5,1)
  350. [jb] Jazz Buffalo (25) [link]
  351. [jbbr] JJA: Bill Brownlee (10,5,1)
  352. [jbkw] JCP: Brian Kiwanuka (10,5,1)
  353. [jbm] JJA: Bill Milkowski (10,5,1)
  354. [jbo] JCP: Brian Morton (10,5,1)
  355. [jbs] Bret Saunders (Denver Post) (10,5,1)
  356. [jbsh] JCP: Bill Shoemaker (10,5,1)
  357. [jbu] JCP: Bill Beuttler (10,5,1)
  358. [jbw] JCP: Bob Weinberg (10,5,1)
  359. [jcah] JJA: C Andrew Hovan ()
  360. [jcb] JCP: Chris Barton (10,5,1)
  361. [jcg] FJC: Colin Green (10)
  362. [jcjw] JT: Chris J Walker (10,5,1)
  363. [jck] Christian Broecking (10,5,1)
  364. [jcm] AAJ: Chris May () [link] -- "no particular order"
  365. [jcmb] AAJ: C Michael Bailey ()
  366. [jda] JCP: David R Adler (10,5,1)
  367. [jdb] JCP: Dan Bilawsky (10,5,1)
  368. [jdbk] FJC: Daniel Boeker (10,5,1)
  369. [jdbs] JCP: Dan Buskirk (10,5,1)
  370. [jdg] JCP: David A Graham (10,5,1)
  371. [jdku] JCP: David Kunian (10,5,1)
  372. [jdl] JCP: Devin Leonard (10,5,1)
  373. [jdm] AAJ: Dan McClenaghan (10) [link] -- "presented in the order they came in the door"
  374. [jdo] JCP: Dan Ouellette (10,5,1)
  375. [jdr] JCP: Derk Richardson (10,5,1)
  376. [jdsu] JCP: Dave Sumner (10,5,1)
  377. [jeh] FJC: Eyal Hareuveni (10,5,1)
  378. [jek] JCP: Elzy Kolb (10,5,1)
  379. [jel] JCP: Eugene Holley Jr (10,5,1)
  380. [jff] JCP: Felipe Freitas (10,5,1)
  381. [jfk] JCP: Fred Kaplan (10,5,1)
  382. [jfkz] AAJ: Friedrich Kunzmann (10,5,1) [link]
  383. [jfn] Fotis Nikolakopoulos (10,5,1)
  384. [jgg] JCP: George Grella (10,5,1)
  385. [jgm] FJC: Greg Millerl (10,5,1)
  386. [jgy] JCP: Gene Seymour (10,5,1)
  387. [jgz] JCP: George Kanzler (10,5,1)
  388. [jha] JCP: Hrayr Attarian (10,5,1)
  389. [jhm] JJA: Howard Mandel (10,5,1)
  390. [jhs] Hank Shteamer (10,5,1) [link] -- + other mentions, also here
  391. [jin] JCP: Ivana Ng (10,5,1)
  392. [jjc] JJA/AAJ: John Chacona (15)
  393. [jjh] JJA: J Hunter (10,5,1)
  394. [jjha] JCP: James Hale (10,5,1)
  395. [jjm] JCP: Jim Macnie (Lament for a Straight Line) (10,5,1) -- + HM from blog
  396. [jjm_c] Jim Macnie: country (10,5,1) [link]
  397. [jjo] JCP: John Frederick Moore (10,5,1)
  398. [jjs] JJA: John Szwed (10,5,1)
  399. [jjsh] JCP: John Sharpe (10,5,1)
  400. [jjsn] JCP: Jackson Sinnenberg (10,5,1)
  401. [jjw] JCP: Jerome Wilson (10,5,1)
  402. [jjwd] JCP: Josef Woodard (10,5,1)
  403. [jjws] JCP: Jason Weiss (10,5,1)
  404. [jjz] JCP: Jordannah Elizabeth (10,5,1)
  405. [jka] AAJ: Karl Ackermann (19,5,1) [link]
  406. [jkd] JCP: Ken Dryden (10,5,1)
  407. [jkf] JJA: Ken Franckling (10,5,1) -- + categories
  408. [jkg] JCP: Kurt Gottschalk (10,5,1)
  409. [jkc] JCP: Kevin Coultas (10,5,1)
  410. [jkm] JT: Ken Micallef (10,5,1)
  411. [jkp] FJC: Keith Prosk (10,5,1)
  412. [jkw] JCP: Ken Waxman (10,5,1)
  413. [jkws] JCP: Ken Weiss (10,5,1)
  414. [jla] JCP: Larry Appelbaum (10,5,1)
  415. [jlb] JCP: Larry Blumenfeld (10,5,1)
  416. [jlbi] JCP: Larry Birnbaum (10,5,1)
  417. [jld] JCP: Laurence Donohue-Greene (10,5,1)
  418. [jlre] FJC: Lee Rice Epstein (10,5,1)
  419. [jls] JCP: Lloyd Sachs (10,5,1)
  420. [jlv] JCP: Ludwig vanTrikt (10,5,1)
  421. [jma] JCP: Mirian Arbalejo (10,5,1)
  422. [jmb] JCP: Marcela Breton (12,5,1)
  423. [jmc] AAJ: Mark Corroto (18,5,1) [link]
  424. [jme] JT: Morgan Enos (10,5,1)
  425. [jmj] JCP: Martin Johnson (10,5,1)
  426. [jmja] JCP: Michael J Agovino (10,5,1)
  427. [jmju] AAJ: Mike Jurkovic (16,5,1) [link]
  428. [jmk] JCP: Mark Stryker (10,5,1)
  429. [jml] JCP: Martin Longley (10,5,1)
  430. [jmsc] FSC: Martin Schray (10,5,1)
  431. [jmn] JCP: Michael G Nastos (10,5,1)
  432. [jmr] JCP: Mac Randall (10,5,1) -- +PJRP
  433. [jms] JCP: Mike Shanley (10,5,1)
  434. [jmw] JJA: Michael J West (10,5,1)
  435. [jmy] JCP: Michael Coyle (10,5,1)
  436. [jnm] FJC: Nick Metzger (10,5,1)
  437. [jno] FJC: Nick Ostrum (10,5,1)
  438. [jnt] JCP: Neil Tesser (10,5,1)
  439. [jpa] FJC: Paul Acquaro (10,5,1) [link] -- source for other FJC lists
  440. [jpb] JJA: Philip Booth (10,5,1)
  441. [jpf] JCP: Patrick Frisco (10,5,1)
  442. [jpq] JCP: Peter Quinn (10,5,1)
  443. [jpl] JCP: Phillip Lutz (10,5,1)
  444. [jpm] JCP: Peter Margasak (10,5,1)
  445. [jrb] JCP: Robert Bush (10,5,1)
  446. [jrd] JCP: Raul da Gama (10,5,1)
  447. [jrh] JCP: Rob Hoff (10,5,1)
  448. [jri] JCP: Robert Iannapollo (10,5,1)
  449. [jrk] JCP: Richard Kamins (10,5,1)
  450. [jrm] JCP/JJA: Ralph Miriello (10)
  451. [jrmu] JCP: Russ Musto (10)
  452. [jrs] JJA: W Royal Stokes (10)
  453. [jrsc] Rich Scheinin (10,5,1)
  454. [jrw] JCP: Richard Williams (10,5,1) -- also see tbm
  455. [jry] JCP: Ron Wynn (10,5,1)
  456. [js] PJRP: John Smallwood (10,5,1)
  457. [jsa] JCP: Scott Albin (10,5,1)
  458. [jsb] FJC: Stuart Broomer (10,5,1)
  459. [jsd] JCP: Shaun Brady (10,5,1)
  460. [jse] JCP: Shannon Ali (Shannon J Effinger) (10,5,1)
  461. [jsf] JCP: Steve Feeney (10,5,1)
  462. [jsg] JCP: Steve Greenlee (10,5,1)
  463. [jsgj] FJC: Stef Gijssels (10,5,1)
  464. [jsgr] FJC:Steven Griffith (10,5,1)
  465. [jsj] JCA: Sanford Josephson (10)
  466. [jsk] JCP: Stuart Kremsky (10,5,1)
  467. [jsl] JCP: Slim (10,5,1)
  468. [jslo] JCP: Suzanne Lorge (10,5,1)
  469. [jsp] Sergio Piccirilli (10,5,1)
  470. [jss] JJA/FJC: Sammy Stein ()
  471. [jsw] Seth Colter Walls (10,5,1)
  472. [jsy] JCP: Scott Yanow (10,5,1)
  473. [jt_r] JazzTimes: Historical (10,5,1) [link]
  474. [jtb] FJC: Tom Burris (10,5,1)
  475. [jtc] JCP: Troy Collins (10,5,1)
  476. [jtd] AAJ/FJC/JCP: Troy Dostert (10,5,1) [link]
  477. [jth] JCP: Tad Hendrickson (10,5,1)
  478. [jtn] JCP: Thomas Conrad (10,5,1)
  479. [jtr] JJA: Travis Rogers Jr (Jazz Owl) ()
  480. [jwj] JCP: Willard Jenkins (10,5,1)
  481. [jyk] JPC: Yoshi Kato (10,5,1)
  482. [jyo] Ysi Ortega (10,5,1)
  483. [kc] KCRW (10,5,1) [ref link]
  484. [key] The Key WXPN [US] () [ref link]
  485. [kf] Knack Focus [Belgium] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  486. [kn] Kulturnews [Germany] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  487. [les] London Evening Standard () -- MC
  488. [lib] Liberation [FR]: pop (10,5,1) [link]
  489. [ljs] Lincoln Journal Star (25,5,1) [link]
  490. [lwr] Loudwire: rock + metal () [link]
  491. [ma] Mandatory (10,5,1) [link]
  492. [mic] Mic (10,5,1) [link] -- +15 more
  493. [mj_a] Mojo [UK]: Americana (10,5,1)
  494. [mj_b] Mojo [UK]: Blues (10,5,1)
  495. [mj_e] Mojo [UK]: Electronica (10,5,1)
  496. [mj_f] Mojo [UK]: Folk (10,5,1)
  497. [mj_j] Mojo [UK]: Jazz (10,5,1)
  498. [mj_u] Mojo [UK]: Underground (10,5,1)
  499. [mj_w] Mojo [UK]: World (10,5,1)
  500. [mkk] Musikknyheter [Norway] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  501. [mm] JCP: Milo Miles () -- non-jazz picks, from ArtsFuse
  502. [ms_a] Mondosonoro [Spain]: Americana/folk (10,5,1) [link]
  503. [ms_e] Mondosonoro [Spain]: electronica (10,5,1) [link]
  504. [ms_r] Mondosonoro [Spain]: rap (10,5,1) [link]
  505. [ms_w] Mondosonoro [Spain]: world (10,5,1) [link]
  506. [n_ap] The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich (10,5,1) [link]
  507. [n_sp] The New Yorker: Sheldon Pearce () [link]
  508. [nat] The Nation: David Hajdu (10,5,1)
  509. [njc] NJ.com (10,5,1) -- MC (50 behind paywall)
  510. [noj] JCP: Kevin Lynch (No Depression) (10,5,1)
  511. [not] Notion [UK] () [ref link]
  512. [now] NOW Magazine (Toronto) [Canada] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  513. [now_a] NOW Magazine (Toronto): Kelsey Adams (10,5,1) -- MC
  514. [now_r] NOW Magazine (Toronto): Kevin Ritchie (10,5,1) -- MC
  515. [now_t] NOW Magazine (Toronto): Richard Trapunski (8,5,1) -- MC
  516. [npr_af] NPR [US]: Andrew Flanagan (9,5,1)
  517. [npr_ap] NPR [US]: Ann Powers (10,5,1) -- +PJRP
  518. [npr_bb] NPR [US]: Bob Boilen (20,5,1) [link]
  519. [npr_bc] NPR [US]: Bobby Carter (10,5,1)
  520. [npr_fc] NPR [US]: Felix Contreras (10,5,1)
  521. [npr_jg] NPR [US]: Jacob Ganz (10,5,1)
  522. [npr_kt] NPR: Ken Tucker (10,5,1) [ref link]
  523. [npr_l] NPR [US]: Alt.Latino () [link]
  524. [npr_lg] NPR [US]: Lars Gotrich (10,5,1)
  525. [npr_lh] NPR [US]: LaTesha Harris (10,5,1)
  526. [npr_lm] NPR [US]: Lyndsey McKenna (10,5,1)
  527. [npr_lo] NPR [US]: Lauren Onkey (10,5,1)
  528. [npr_ml] NPR [US]: Marissa Lorusso (10)
  529. [npr_nb] NPR [US]: Nikki Birch (10,5,1)
  530. [npr_nc] NPR [US]: Nate Chinen (10,5,1)
  531. [npr_oh] NPR [US]: Otis Hart (10,5,1)
  532. [npr_rc] NPR [US]: Rodney Charmichael (10,5,1)
  533. [npr_rd] NPR [US]: Raina Douris (10,5,1)
  534. [npr_rh] NPR [US]: Robin Hilton (10,5,1)
  535. [npr_sf] NPR [US]: Stefanie Fernandez (10,5,1)
  536. [npr_sm] NPR [US]: Sidney Madden (10,5,1)
  537. [npr_st] NPR [US]: Stephen Thompson (10,5,1)
  538. [npr_su] NPR [US]: Suraya Mohamed (10,5,1)
  539. [npr_th] NPR [US]: Tom Huizenga (10,5,1)
  540. [npr_x] NPR [US]: Reissues/Box Sets [Tom Moon] () [link]
  541. [ns] Nashville Scene: local critics poll (10,5,1) [link]
  542. [ns_r] Nashville Scene: critics poll: reissues (10,5,1)
  543. [nti] The Nocturnal Times (10,5,1) -- MC
  544. [ny_c] New York Times [US]: Jon Caramanica (13,5,1) -- + 27 unranked
  545. [ny_p] New York Times [US]: Jon Pareles (10,5,1)
  546. [ny_z] New York Times [US]: Lindsay Zoladz (11,5,1)
  547. [nyl] Nylon [US] () [link] -- short lists by staff members, max ++
  548. [onm] Onet Muzyka [Pol] (10) [ref link]
  549. [owl] The Owl (20) [ref link]
  550. [p] People (10,5,1) [ref link]
  551. [p_c] Paste [US]: Country () [link]
  552. [p_p] Paste [US]: Pop (15) [link]
  553. [p_r] Paste [US]: Rock () [link]
  554. [pf_a] Pitchfork [US]: ambient () [link]
  555. [pf_e] Pitchfork [US]: electronic () [link]
  556. [pf_k] Pitchfork [US]: rock () [link]
  557. [pg] Postgenre (10,5,1) [link]
  558. [pg_ad] Postgenre: Anthony Dean-Harris (10,5,1) [link]
  559. [pg_rs] Postgenre: Rob Shepherd (25,5,1) [link]
  560. [ph] JCP: Peter Hum (10,5,1)
  561. [pi] Philadelphia Inquirer: Dan DeLuca (10,5,1) [ref link]
  562. [pm_a] PopMatters: Americana (25,5,1) [link]
  563. [pm_b] PopMatters: Ambient (10,5,1) [link]
  564. [pm_e] PopMatters: Electronic (20,5,1) [ref link]
  565. [pm_ep] PopMatters: Electropop (15,5,1) [link]
  566. [pm_f] PopMatters: Folk (20,5,1) [link]
  567. [pm_h] PopMatters: Hip-Hop (15,5,1) [link]
  568. [pm_ip] PopMatters: Indie Pop (10,5,1) [link]
  569. [pm_ir] PopMatters: Indie Rock (10,5,1) [link]
  570. [pm_j] PopMatters: Jazz (20) [link]
  571. [pm_m] PopMatters: Metal (20,5,1) [link]
  572. [pm_p] PopMatters: Pop (15,5,1) [link]
  573. [pm_pr] PopMatters: Progressive Rock/Metal (10,5,1) [link]
  574. [pm_s] PopMatters: R&B/Soul (20,5,1)
  575. [pm_w] PopMatters: World (10,5,1) [link]
  576. [pm_x] PopMatters: Experimental (15) [link]
  577. [pr] Prog (10,5,1) -- MC
  578. [rc_j] Record Collector [UK]: jazz (10,5,1)
  579. [rc_m] Record Collector [UK]: mid-century (10,5,1)
  580. [rc_r] Record Collector [UK]: reggae (10,5,1)
  581. [rc_s] Record Collector [UK]: soul (10,5,1)
  582. [rd] Reader's Digest [UK] () [link]
  583. [rdb] Redbrick [UK] (1) [ref link] -- 1 album of the year + "the best of the rest"
  584. [ri] The Ringer (10,5,1) [link] -- +HM
  585. [rks] Rock Sound [UK] () [ref link]
  586. [rld] Revista La Dosis [Venezuela]: international () [ref link]
  587. [rnz] RNZ Music (Radio New Zealand) [NZ] (20,5,1) [ref link]
  588. [rs_r] Rolling Stone [US]: Reissues (10,5,1) [link]
  589. [rs_u] Rolling Stone [US]: great albums you might have missed () [link]
  590. [rs_x] Rolling Stone [US]: box sets (18,5,1) [link]
  591. [rte] RTE [Ireland] () [ref link] -- ++ best 15; + "also great"
  592. [rx] Radio X (20) [ref link]
  593. [sa] Sentire Ascoltare [Italy] (20,5,1) [ref link]
  594. [scm] Saving Country Music () [link] -- 1.75 guns up or 8/10 (12-05), + for essential, ++ for most essential, +++ for album of year nominees
  595. [scm_m] Saving Country Music: Mainstream country (11,5,1) [link]
  596. [scp] SC [Stylecaster]: Jason Pham (10,5,1) [link]
  597. [sd] Shindig! [UK] (10,5,1) -- MC
  598. [sdu] San Diego Union Tribune: George Varga (10,5,1) [link]
  599. [sdu_j] San Diego Union Tribune: George Varga (10,5,1)
  600. [se_fj] Something Else: Preston Frazier (jazz) () [link]
  601. [se_fp] Something Else: Preston Frazier (rock/pop/soul) () [link]
  602. [se_p] Something Else: Fred Phillips (hard rock/metal) (11,5,1) [link]
  603. [se_r] Something Else: Preston Frazier (box sets/live/reissues) () [link]
  604. [sfe] San Francisco Examiner (Tom Lanham) (10,5,1) -- MC
  605. [sg_c] Stereogum [US]: Country [Marissa R Moss] (10,5,1) [link]
  606. [sg_j] Stereogum [US]: Jazz [Phil Freeman] (10,5,1) [link] -- (Jan-Dec)
  607. [sg_r] Stereogum [US]: Rap [Tom Breihan] (10,5,1)
  608. [sjm] San Jose Mercury News: Jim Harrington (10,5,1) -- MC
  609. [sl] Slate: Carl Wilson (13,5,1) [link] -- + "pairings" songs
  610. [sln] Sounds Like Nashville () [ref link]
  611. [so_d] Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogaitis (20,5,1) [ref link]
  612. [so_k] Sound Opinions: Greg Kot (20,5,1) [ref link]
  613. [sol] Songlines () [ref link]
  614. [sol_af] Songlines: Africa () [link]
  615. [sol_am] Songlines: Americas () [link]
  616. [sol_eu] Songlines: Europe () [link]
  617. [sol_fk] Songlines: Folk () [link]
  618. [sol_fu] Songlines: Fusion () [link]
  619. [spt] Splice Today: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  620. [st] Sunday Times [UK] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  621. [st_b] Star Tribune (Minneapolis): Jon Bream (10,5,1) [link]
  622. [st_r] Star Tribune (Minneapolis): Chris Riemenschneider) (10,5,1)
  623. [tbm] The Blue Moment (Richard Williams) (25,5,1) [link]
  624. [tbt] Tampa Bay Times: Jay Cridlin (10,5,1) -- MC
  625. [tck] Technikart [France] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  626. [tg] Ted Gioia [US] (100) [link]
  627. [tgl13,5,1] https://www.ft.com/content/c19dd8c4-264c-47c7-acab-7e0ea38c83d0 (Tone Glow)
  628. [ti] Time [US] (10,5,1) [link]
  629. [tm] The Music [Australia] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  630. [tr_e] Treblezine [US]: Electronic (20) [link]
  631. [tr_h] Treblezine [US]: Hip-Hop (20) [link]
  632. [tr_j] Treblezine [US]: Jazz (20) [link]
  633. [tr_m] Treblezine [US]: Metal (25,5,1) [link]
  634. [ty_e] Trusty [CRO]: Electronic (20,5,1)
  635. [ty_h] Trusty [CRO]: Hip-Hop (,5,1) [link]
  636. [up_sh] Uproxx: Steven Hyden (20,5,1) [link]
  637. [ust] USA Today (10,5,1) [ref link]
  638. [usw] US Weekly (10,5,1) [ref link]
  639. [v_ab] Variety: Andrew Barker (10,5,1) [link]
  640. [v_cw] Variety: Chris Willman (10,5,1)
  641. [v_ja] Variety: Jem Aswad (10,5,1) [link]
  642. [vac] VV: Andrew Casillas (10,5,1)
  643. [vahm] PJRP: Andrew Hamlin (10,5,1) -- +JT
  644. [vak] VV: Andy Kellman (10,5,1)
  645. [vam] PJRP: Amy McCarthy (10,5,1)
  646. [vamp] VV: Alex Macpherson (10,5,1)
  647. [van] UCMP: Ashley Naftule (10,5,1)
  648. [vasa] UCMP: Andrew Sacher (10,5,1)
  649. [vasp] UCMP: Adrian Spinelli (10,5,1)
  650. [vaz] UPC: Annie Zaleski (10,5,1)
  651. [vbc] PJRP: Brad Cohan (10,5,1) -- +JCP
  652. [vbd] PJRP: Ben Donnelly (10,5,1)
  653. [vbhk] UMCP: Big Homie Kodaq (10,5,1)
  654. [vbp] UMCP: Bryson Paul (10,5,1)
  655. [vbr] JCP: Britt Robson (10,5,1)
  656. [vbs] PJRP: Bud Scoppa (10,5,1) -- +HM, reissues
  657. [vbz] PJRP: Bex Zumbruski (10,5,1)
  658. [vce] UPC: Chuck Eddy (10,5,1)
  659. [vcj] UCMP: Cherise Johnson (10,5,1)
  660. [vcm] PJRP:: Chris Molanphy (10,5,1)
  661. [vdca] VV: Dan Caffrey (10,5,1)
  662. [vdcm] VV: David Cooper Moore (10,5,1)
  663. [vdh] PJRP: Dave Heaton (10,5,1)
  664. [vdk] UMCP: Daniel Kohn (10,5,1)
  665. [vdn] UMCP: Doug Nunnally (10,5,1)
  666. [vdvn] UMCP: Dan Van Nguyen (10,5,1)
  667. [xdws] PJRP: Dan Weiss (10,5,1)
  668. [ved] UMCP: Eric Diep (10,5,1)
  669. [verd] UMCP: Eric R Danton (10,5,1)
  670. [vej] VV: Ellen Johnson (10,5,1)
  671. [ver] UMCP: Emily Reily (10,5,1)
  672. [ves] Eric Swedlund (10,5,1)
  673. [vew] PJRP: Eric Weisbard (10,5,1)
  674. [vgb] PJRP: Glenn Boothe (10,5,1)
  675. [vgm] PJRP: Glenn McDonald (10)
  676. [vhg] VV: Hannah Giorgis (10,5,1)
  677. [vhp] VV: Heather Phares (10)
  678. [via] UCMP: Ivie Ani (10,5,1)
  679. [vjba] UCMP: Justin Barney (10,5,1)
  680. [vjc] PJRP: J.D. Considine (10,5,1) -- +JCP
  681. [vjcl] VV: Justin Cober-Lake (10,5,1)
  682. [vjcu] UMCP: Justin Curto (10,5,1)
  683. [vjdn] UMCP: Jack Denton (10,5,1)
  684. [vjfx] UMCP: Jesse Fairfax (10,5,1)
  685. [vjga] UMCP: Jason Gargano (10,5,1)
  686. [vjhw] UMCP: Jarred Howard (10,5,1)
  687. [vjj] VV: J'na Jefferson (10,5,1)
  688. [vjk] PJRP: Jennifer Kelly (10,5,1) -- +HM
  689. [vjly] UMCP: Joe Lynch (10,5,1)
  690. [vjmy] UMCP: Jarret Myer (10,5,1)
  691. [vjo] PJRP: Josh Langhoff (10,5,1)
  692. [vjso] JCP: Jon Solomon (10,5,1)
  693. [vjt] JCP: Jeff Tamarkin (10,5,1)
  694. [vjte] PJRP: Jim Testa (10,5,1)
  695. [vjwi] PJRP: Julia Winston (10,5,1)
  696. [vkf] UCMP: Kathy Fennessy (10,5,1)
  697. [vkk] UMCP: Kevin Korber (10,5,1)
  698. [vkl] UMCP: Karas Lamb (10,5,1)
  699. [vkt] UMCP: Katherine Turman (10,5,1)
  700. [vma] PJRP: Michael Azerrad (10,5,1)
  701. [vmdv] UCMP: Mikeisha Dache Vaughn (10,5,1)
  702. [vml] VV (10,5,1) [link]
  703. [vmm] Michaelangelo Matos (10) -- Facebook
  704. [vmp] Vinyl Me, Please [US] (50) [link]
  705. [vmrv] UCMP: Mosi Reeves (10,5,1)
  706. [vnp] UCMP: Nate Patrin (10,5,1)
  707. [voh] UCMP: Oliver Hollander (10,5,1)
  708. [vpf] JCP: Phil Freeman (10,5,1)
  709. [vrb] VV: Rachel Brodsky (10,5,1)
  710. [vrg] JCP: Richard Gehr (10,5,1)
  711. [vrj] PJRP: Regina Joskow (10,5,1)
  712. [vrjs] PJRP: RJ Smith (10)
  713. [vrmo] PJRP: Roger Morgan (10,5,1)
  714. [vro] UCMP: Ryan O'Connell (10,5,1)
  715. [vsd] JCP: Steve Dollar (10,5,1)
  716. [vshy] UCMP: Steven Hyden (10,5,1)
  717. [vsk] VV: Steve Kiviat (10,5,1)
  718. [vspt] VV: Spencer Patterson (10,5,1)
  719. [vsr] UCMP: Scott Recker (10,5,1)
  720. [vsrk] UCMP: Saby Reyes-Kulkarni (10,5,1)
  721. [vtg] UCMP: Tim Grierson (10,5,1)
  722. [vtjk] UCMP: TJ Kliebhan (10,5,1)
  723. [vti] PJRP: Thomas Inskeep (10,5,1)
  724. [vuk] Vogue [UK] (11,5,1) [link]
  725. [vwl] JCP: Will Layman (10,5,1)
  726. [vu] Vulture (Craig Jenkins) (10,5,1) [link] -- + "other album highlights"
  727. [vzs] UCMP: Zach Schonfeld (10,5,1)
  728. [whf] What Hi-Fi [UK] (20) [link]
  729. [wo] Wonderland ()
  730. [wsj] Wall Street Journal: Mark Richardson (12) -- MC
  731. [wwl] Wonderwall (20,5,1) [link]
  732. [xbf] PJRP: Blair Fairpont ()
  733. [xbl] PJRP: Brad Luen (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  734. [xbw] PJRP: Barrett Whitener (10) -- unranked 10, so ++, plus HM +
  735. [xcg] PJRP/EW: Chris Gray (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  736. [xci] PJRP: Christian Iszchak (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02,08-17,10-30,02-15)
  737. [xde] PJRP: David Everall (10,5,1)
  738. [xej] PJRP: Eric Johnson (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  739. [xem] PJRP: Eric Marcus () -- Facebook (07-02)
  740. [xgh] Expert Witness: Glen Hadwen (10,5,1) -- +HM
  741. [xgm] PJRP: Greg Morton (25,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02, 12-21)
  742. [xhs] PJRP: Hardin Smith (10,5,1) -- + Facebook (07-02)
  743. [xjc] PJRP: Jimmy Cook (10,5,1)
  744. [xjd] PJRP: Joey Daniewicz (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  745. [xjdc] PJRP/EW: Jeffrey D Callahan (76,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  746. [xjl] PJRP: Jon R LaFollette (10,5,1)
  747. [xjlu] PJRP: Joe Lunday (10,5,1)
  748. [xjsp] Expert Witness: John Speranza () -- Facebook (07-02)
  749. [xjy] PJRP: Joe Yanosik (10,5,1)
  750. [xkb] PJRP: Kevin Bozelka (10,5,1) -- + Facebook (07-02)
  751. [xkm] PJRP: Kenny Mostern (10,5,1)
  752. [xmb] Expert Witness: Michael Biggs (10,5,1)
  753. [xmr] PJRP: Mark Rosen (10,5,1)
  754. [xpb] PJRP: Philip Brasor (10,5,1)
  755. [xph] Expert Witness: Paul Hayden () -- Facebook (07-02)
  756. [xrc] PJRP: Richard Cobeen (10,5,1)
  757. [xrr] PJRP: Raul Goncalves Roque (10,5,1)
  758. [xrt] Expert Witness: Rod Taylor (20,5,1) -- Facebook
  759. [xsa] PJRP: Steve Alter (10,5,1) -- +HM, Facebook (07-02)
  760. [xscw] Expert Witness: Sidney Carpenter-Wilson () -- +facebook "A-List" (12-07)
  761. [xsp] Expert Witness: Stan Piccirilli (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02)
  762. [xtj] PJRP/EW: Tomand Jerry () -- Facebook (07-02)
  763. [xtl] PJRP: Tom Lane (10,5,1) -- Facebook (07-02), PJRP
  764. [xtw] Expert Witness: Thomas Walker () -- Facebook (07-02)
  765. [xwb] PJRP: William Boyd (10,5,1)
  766. [xxl] XXL [US] () [ref link]
  767. [ybb] PJRP: Bill Barnett (10,5,1)
  768. [ycct] PJRP: Chi Chi Thalken (10,5,1)
  769. [yclw] PJRP: Christopher Lee White (10,5,1)
  770. [ycp] PJRP: Chris Pace (10,5,1) -- +HM
  771. [ycs] PJRP: Chris Steffens (10,5,1)
  772. [ycw] PJRP: Cleofus Williams (14)
  773. [ycy] PJRP: Charles Young (10,5,1) -- omits {1-3}
  774. [ydn] PJRP: David Newgarden (10,5,1) -- +HM
  775. [ydh] PJRP: Duane Harriott (10,5,1)
  776. [yds] PJRP: Deb Sprague (10,5,1) -- +HM
  777. [yfb] PJRP: Farnum Brown (10,5,1)
  778. [ygb] PJRP: Greg Broom (10,5,1)
  779. [ygc] PJRP: Guy Clark (10,5,1) -- +HM
  780. [yh] Yahoo [US] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  781. [yjb] PJRP: Jacob Rudolph Bailis (10,5,1)
  782. [yjc] PJRP: Jason Cherkis (10,5,1)
  783. [yjed] PJRP: John E Dugan (10,5,1) -- +HM, reissues
  784. [yjf] PJRP: Jeremy Franklin (20,5,1)
  785. [yjk] PJRP: Jeff Kelson (10,5,1)
  786. [yjl] PJRP: Jader Almeida Ludivig (20,5,1)
  787. [yjrs] PJRP: Jordan Rhames Silversmith (10,5,1)
  788. [yjs] PJRP: Jeff Stern (10,5,1)
  789. [yjsb] PJRP: Jereme Sanborn (10,5,1) -- +HM
  790. [yju] PJRP: Julie Underwood (10,5,1)
  791. [ykt] PJRP: Kara Tucker (10,5,1) -- +HM
  792. [ymr] PJRP: Markus Rauchenwald (10,5,1)
  793. [yng] PJRP: Noah Goodbaum (10,5,1) -- +HM
  794. [ynn] PJRP: Ned Norland (10,5,1) -- +HM
  795. [yps] PJRP: Paul Spanbauer (10,5,1) -- +HM
  796. [ypsc] PJRP: Paul Schierbecker (10,5,1)
  797. [yrb] PJRP: Rob Brookman (10,5,1)
  798. [yrh] PJRP: Randy Haecker (10,5,1)
  799. [yrhg] PJRP: Ryan Hough (10,5,1)
  800. [yrs] PJRP: Ralph Swann (10,5,1)
  801. [ysh] Shaw Hargett (10,5,1)
  802. [yti] PJRP: Thomas Ivey (10) -- unranked 10 ++, HM +
  803. [yzy] PJRP: Zhewei Yin (10,5,1)

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