Music Tracking 2020

These are 2020 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 genre note.

This file is used as the basis for the metacritic new and old music files.

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

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New Releases

  • 2nd Grade: Hit to Hit (Double Double Whammy) [05-29] - alt/indie [**]
  • 3unshine: We Are 3unshine (Real Show) [07-16] - Mandopop [**]
  • 6lack: 6pc Hot EP (Interscope -EP) [06-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin: Savage Mode II (Slaughter Gang/Epic) [10-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [01-17] - pop rap [*]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Little Big Band Live at Tubby's (self-released) [05-20] [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Live at Cafe Oto Dec 19 2019 (self-released) [06-05] [A-]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Power Failures (self-released) [07-03] [**]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Little Big Band: Roulette, March 27, 2017 (self-released) [10-02] [**]
  • 79rs Gang: Expect the Unexpected (Sinking City) [05-29] - r&b [***]
  • The 81's: 2 Things & 118 Others (The 81's) [03-27] - rock [**]
  • 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues (Dog Show) [07-10] - bubblegum bass [**]
  • The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) [05/22] - art pop [***]
  • Juhani Aaltonen/Jonas Kullhammar/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Ilmari Heikinhei: The Father, the Sons & the Junnu (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Faces of Souls (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [*]
  • Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang: Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes (Jazzland) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Rez Abbasi: Django-shift (Whirlwind) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Abraham Inc: Together We Stand (Table Pounding -19) [2019-10-15] - jazz [***]
  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock [B]
  • AceMoMa: A New Dawn (Haus of Altr -EP) [01-30] - electronic
  • Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: Shaman! (Strut) [08-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Action Bronson: Only for Dolphins (Loma Vista) [09-25] - hip-hop
  • Actress: Karma & Desire (Ninja Tune) [10-23] - microhouse [*]
  • Adulkt Life: Book of Curses (What's Your Rupture) [11-06] - post-punk [***]
  • Aesop Rock: Spirit World Field Guide (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [11-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Against All Logic: 2017-2019 (Other People) [02-07] - techno house [***]
  • Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye (Mongrel -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jhene Aiko: Chilombo (Def Jam) [03-06] - neo-soul [*]
  • Ainon: Drought (We Jazz) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Andre Akinyele: Uniglo Boy (Orange River) [01-30] - r&b [**]
  • Aksak Maboul: Figures (Crammed Discs) [05-22] - alt/indie [**]
  • Al Bilali Soudan: Tombouctou (Clermont Music) [04-17] - Saharan [A-]
  • Susan Alcorn Quintet: Pedernal (Relative Pitch) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Thana Alexa: ONA (self-released) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Alexander: Eric Alexander With Strings (HighNote -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [*]
  • Jessi Alexander: Decatur County Red (Lost Creek Music) [03-27] - country [*]
  • Lina Allemano: Glimmer Glammer: Solo Trumpet (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz [*]
  • Lina Allemano's Ohrenschmaus: Rats and Mice (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz [***]
  • Harry Allen: The Bloody Happy Song (GAC) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • JD Allen: Toys/Die Dreaming (Savant) [08-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Marshall Allen/Roscoe Mitchell/Milford Graves/Scott Robinson: Flow States (ScienSonic) [10-27] - jazz
  • Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band: Just Like Moby Dick (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-24] - Americana [***]
  • Alma: Have U Seen Her? (PME) [05-15] - electropop [**]
  • Amaarae: The Angel You Don't Know (Golden Child Entertainment) [11-13] - pop [A-]
  • Aluna: Renaissance (Mad Decent) [08-18] - dance pop [A-]
  • Pedro Melo Alves: In Igma (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 11th Street, Sekondi (Agogo -19) [2019-11-22] - Africa [**]
  • Robby Ameen: Diluvio (Origin) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • American Aquarium: Lamentations (New West) [05-01] - country [**]
  • Amine: Limbo (Republic) [08-07] - trap rap [A-]
  • Sebastien Ammann: Resilience (Skirl) [05-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ammar 808: Global Control/Invisible Invasion (Glitterbeat) [09-18] - world [**]
  • Anahuac: Ascua (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • John Anderson: Years (Easy Eye Sound) [04-10] - country [**]
  • Thomas Anderson: Analog Summer (Four-Tracks and Then Some) (Out There) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Brian Andres Trio Latino: Mayan Suite (Bacalao) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers (Fat Possum) [07-24] - country [*]
  • Angel-Ho: Alla Prima (Hyperdub -EP) [09-25] - electronica [B]
  • Annie: Dark Hearts (Annie Melody) [10-16] - synthpop [**]
  • Anteloper: Tour Beats Vol 1 (International Anthem -EP) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Antibalas: Fu Chronicles (Daptone) [02-07] - African [***]
  • Erlend Apneseth: Fragmentarium (Hubro) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic) [04-17] - art pop [A-]
  • Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby: Reflections of the Eternal Line (Hammer) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Arbor Labor Union: New Petal Instants (Arrowhawk) [02-07] - rock [**]
  • Arca: @@@@@ (XL) [02-19] - experimental electronic [*]
  • Arca: KiCk i (XL) [06-26] - experimental electronic [*]
  • Roo Arcus: Tumbleweed (Social Family) [09-25] - country [*]
  • Harrison Argatoff: Toronto Streets Tour (self-released) [05-09] - jazz [*]
  • Armand Hammer: Shrines (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jon Armstrong Sextet: Reabsorb (Orenda) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Arrington: Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions (Stones Throw) [09-18] - soul [*]
  • Artemis: Artemis (Blue Note) [09-11] - jazz [**]
  • Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience: To Know Without Knowing (Agogo) [07-03] - African [***]
  • Callum Au & Claire Martin: Songs and Stories (Stunt) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • AuB: AuB (Edition) [05-29] - jazz [*]
  • Gregg August: Dialogues on Race: Volume One (Iacuessa) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Autechre: Sign (Warp) [10-16] - ambient [B]
  • Autechre: Plus (Warp) [10-28] - ambient [*]
  • AVA Trio: Digging the Sand (Marocco Music -19) [2019-11-29] - jazz [***]
  • The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You (Island) [12-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Daniel Avery: Love + Light (Phantasy Sound) [06-26] - ambient [**]
  • Teodross Avery: Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Wj3) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Omer Avital Qantar: New York Paradox (Jazz & People) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • The Awakening Orchestra: Volume II: To Call Her to a Higher Plain (Biophilia) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Bab L' Bluz: Nayda! (Real World) [06-05] - Moroccan [*]
  • Baba Zula: Hayvan Gibi (Night Dreamer/Gulbara) [10-02] - Turkish [A-]
  • Babe, Terror: Horizogon (Glue Moon) [09-15] - Brazil [B-]
  • Baby Queen: Medicine (Polydor -EP) [11-06] - pop [A-]
  • Backxwash: God Had Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin -EP) [05-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG (Rimas) [02-29] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bad Bunny: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (Rimas) [11-27] - reggaeton [*]
  • The Bad Plus: The Tower Tapes #4 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Jeich Ould Badou: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 03 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [03-16] - African [*]
  • John Bailey: Can You Imagine? (Freedom Road) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Victoria Bailey: Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (Rock Ridge Music) [09-18] - country [***]
  • Juan Pablo Balcazar: Suite Resbalosa (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-19] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Balke: Discourses (ECM) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea (Black River) [03-20] - country pop [*]
  • Ballister: Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic) [09-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Ballrogg: Rolling Ball (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • J Balvin: Colores (Universal Latin) [03-19] - reggaeton [**]
  • Lucian Ban/John Surman/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Folk Songs (Sunnyside) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun (Full Time Hobby) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Danny Barnes: Man on Fire (ATO) [03-06] - bluegrass [***]
  • Courtney Barnett: MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) (Mom + Pop Music -19) [2019-12-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Mandy Barnett: A Nashville Songbook (BMG) [08-21] - country [**]
  • Barrage: The Was and Is to Come (Ora Fonogram) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio Featuring Johnathan Blake: Without Deception (Dare2) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Barry: Live 2018 (Chunkasah) [11-13] - country [A-]
  • Gary Bartz and Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer) [05-29] - jazz [***]
  • Juliana Barwick: Healing Is a Miracle (Ninja Tune) [07-10] - ambient [B]
  • William Basinski: Lamentations (Temporary Residence) [11-13] - dark ambient [*]
  • BbyMutha: Muthaland (The Muthaboard) [08-28] - hip-hop [A-]
  • BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (Bella Union) [04-24] - alt/indie [B]
  • Bdrmm: Bedroom (Sonic Cathedral) [07-03] - dream pop [**]
  • Beabadoobee: Fake It Flowers (Dirty Hit) [10-16] - indie pop [**]
  • Beach Bunny: Honeymoon (Mom+Pop) [02-14] - indie pop [*]
  • Beans on Toast: Knee Deep in Nostalgia (Beans on Toast Music) [12-01] - folk [***]
  • Beans on Toast: The Unforeseeable Future (Beans on Toast Music) [12-01] - folk [***]
  • John Beasley: MONK'estra Plays John Beasley (Mack Avenue) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Beauty Pill: Please Advise (Northern Spy -EP) [05-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Beauty Pill: Sorry You're Here (Taffety Punk Theatre Company) [02-21] - electronica [***]
  • Gerald Beckett: Mood (Pear Orchard) - jazz [B]
  • Majid Bekkas: Magic Spirit Quartet (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Belle & Sebastian: What to Look for in Summer (Matador) [12-11] - rock [**]
  • Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do (LA Reserve) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Marc Benham: Biotope (SteepleChase) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Benny the Butcher: Burden of Proof (Griselda) [10-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Steve Beresford & John Butcher: Old Paradise Airs (Iluso) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Jerry Bergonzi: Nearly Blue (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Antoine Berjeaut: Moving Cities (I See Colors -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • David Berkman: Plays Music by John Coltrane and Pete Seeger: Solo Piano (Without) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Will Bernard: Freelance Subversives (Ropeadope) [05-01] - jazz [B]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs 10 (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Tower Tapes #1 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne/Nasheet Waits: The Coanda Effect (Relative Pitch) [04-30] - jazz
  • Tim Berne: Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) [05-01] - jazz
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 (Intakt -2CD) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell Duo: Spiders (Out of Your Head) [11-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison (Book/Concord) [10-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Peter Bernstein: What Comes Next (Smoke Sessions) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Max Bessesen: Trouble (Ropeadope) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Jehnny Beth: To Love Is to Live (Caroline) [06-12] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark) [07-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Andy Bianco: NYC Stories (Next Level) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings (14th Floor) [08-14] - alt/indie [B]
  • The Big Bad Bones Featuring Scott Whitfield: Emergency Vehicle Blues (Summit) [08-21] - jazz [U]
  • The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (Fiction) [01-10] - indie pop [B]
  • Big Sean: Detroit 2 (Getting Out Our Dreams/Def Jam) [09-04] - pop rap [**]
  • Daniel Bingert: Berit in Space (Moserobie) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Binker and Moses: Escape the Flames (Gearbox) [12-11] - jazz [A-]
  • David Binney/Kenny Wollesen: Basu (Mythology) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Scott H Biram: Fever Dreams (Bloodshot) [11-27] - alt-country [**]
  • Nat Birchall: Mysticism of Sound (Ancient Archive of Sound) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Tradition Disc in Dub (Tradition Disc) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Upright Living (Tradition Disc) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Sextet: Exaltation: Live in Athens Vol 1 (Parafono) [12-04] - jazz [*]
  • Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: 100 Years of Blues (Alligator) [09-25] - blues [**]
  • Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet: Re-Collect (Not Two -19) [2019-08-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeb Bishop/Jaap Blonk/Weasel Walter/Damon Smith: JeJaWeDa: Poineer Works Vol 1 (Balance Point Acoustics -19) [2019-11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Jeb Bishop: Centrifugal Trio (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim: Solar Winds (Long Song) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • BK3: Think About It! (Thick) - jazz
  • Bktherula: Nirvana (Warner) [10-23] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Clint Black: Out of Same (Black Top) [06-19] - country [*]
  • Jim Black Trio: Reckon (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A]
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension (HighNote) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Black Eyed Peas: Translation (Epic) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 3: Cane and Abel (Republic) [10-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • BlackPink: The Album (YG Entertainment/Interscope) [10-02] - K-pop [**]
  • Blaer: Yellow (Ronin Rhythm) [02-06] - jazz [**]
  • Ran Blake/Andrew Rathbun: Northern Noir (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Blam Blams: Opening Night (LunaSea Media) [08-28] - glam rock [B]
  • Samuel Blaser: 18 Monologues Elastiques (Out Note) - jazz
  • Noah Bless: New York Strong: Latin Jazz! (Zoho) [10-23] - jazz [*]
  • Bless the Mad: Bless the Mad (Stay the Courts) [09-25] - jazz
  • Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Life Goes On (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Urs Blochlinger Revisited: Harry Doesn't Mind (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Bloomerangs: Moments and Fragments (Instru Dash Mental) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Jake Blount: Spider Tales (Free Dirt) [05-29] - folk [***]
  • Blu & Exile: Miles (Fat Beats) [07-17] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Blueface: Dirt Bag (Cash Money -EP -19) [2019-08-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Blueface: Find the Beat (Cash Money) [03-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas: Bye Bye Blues (Seraphic) [04-05] - country [**]
  • Afel Bocoum: Linde (World Circuit) [09-04] - world [**]
  • Body Count: Carnivore (Century Media) [03-06] - metal rap [**]
  • Jorun Bombay & Phill Most Chill: Jorun PMC (AE Productions) [05-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Caroline) [01-17] - indie pop [B]
  • The Bombpops: Death in Venice Beach (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-13] - postpunk [**]
  • Bonjintan: Dental Kafka (Trost) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d) [01-24] - folk [B]
  • Boogat: El Gato Y Los Rumberos (Ray-On -EP) [02-28] - [B]
  • Benjamin Boone With the Ghana Jazz Collective: Joy (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Benjamin Boone: The Poets Are Gathering (Origin) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Christiane Bopp/Jean-Marc Foussat/Emmanuelle Parrenin: Nature Still (Fou) [11-00] - jazz [*]
  • Moses Boyd: Dark Matter (Exodus) [02-14] - nu jazz [**]
  • Don Braden/Joris Teepe Quartet: In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock: Live at De Witte (OAP) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Geof Bradfield/Ben Goldberg/Dana Hall Trio: General Semantics (Delmark) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • James Dean Bradfield: Even in Exile (Montyray) [08-14] - rock [*]
  • Jamie Branch/Dave Repis/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Tollef Ostvang: Tripel/Dubbel (Aerophonic) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Brandy: B7 (Brand Nu/Entertainment One) [07-31] - r&b [*]
  • Alan Braufman: The Fire Still Burns (Valley of Search) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Anthony Braxton/Eugene Chadbourne: Duo (Improv) 2017 (New Braxton House -8CD) [06-04] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton/Jacqueline Kerrod: Duo (Bologna) 2018 (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher (Dead Oceans) [06-19] - pop/rock [**]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Copycat Killer (Dead Oceans -EP) [11-20] - chamber pop [*]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: If We Make It Through December (Dean Oceans -EP) [11-23] - Christmas [***]
  • Bright Eyes: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (Dead Oceans) [08-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Bright Dog Red: Somethin' Comes Along (Ropeadope) [09-25] - jazz
  • Alan Broadbent Trio: Trio in Motion (Savant) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Broken Shadows: The Tower Tapes #2 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Broken Shadows [Chris Speed/Dave King/Reid Anderson/Tim Berne]: Live (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • BROM: Dance With an Idiot (Trost) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Rachel Brooke: The Loneliness in Me (Mal) [09-25] - country
  • Brad Brooks: God Save the City (Brad Brooks) [10-16] - rock [*]
  • Brothers Osborne: Skeletons (Spinefarm) [10-09] - country [*]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Maalem Moukhtar Gania/Hamid Drake: The Catch of a Ghost (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Memories of a Tunicate (Relative Pitch) [06-19] - jazz [*]
  • Apollo Brown & Che' Noir: As God Intended (Mello Music Group) [07-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Live in Poland (Ubuntu -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Nicholas Brust: Frozen in Time (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Paul Bryan: Cri$el Gems (self-released) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • BTS: Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit) [02-21] - K-pop [*]
  • BTS: BE (Big Hit) [11-20] - K-pop [*]
  • The Bug: In Blue (Hyperdub) [11-20] - dubstep [*]
  • Bully: Sugaregg (Sub Pop) [08-21] - alt/indie [*]
  • Greg Burk Expanding Trio: Message in the Clouds (Tonos) [10-29] - jazz
  • Burna Boy: Twice as Tall (Atlantic) [08-14] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Aaron Burnett & the Big Machine: Jupiter Conjunct (Fresh Sound New Talent) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Johanna Burnheart: Burnheart (Ropeadope) [10-30] - jazz [*]
  • Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (Conglomerate/Empire) [10-30] - hip-hop [B]
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone (RogueArt) [08-14] - jazz
  • Will Butler: Generations (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Chris Byars: On the Shoulders of Giants (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon (Cherry Red) [05-05] - reggae
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Shadow of Fear (Mute) [11-20] - post-industrial [***]
  • Cable Ties: Far Enough (Merge) [03-27] - garage rock [***]
  • The Cadillac Three: Tabasco & Sweet Tea (Big Machine) [10-23] - southern rock [*]
  • Adam Caine Quartet: Transmissions (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Call Super: Every Mouth Teeth Missing (Incienso) [10-23] - electronic [***]
  • Bill Callahan: Gold Record (Drag City) [09-04] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Calle Loiza Jazz Project: There Will Never Be Another You (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Cam: The Otherside (RCA) [10-30] - country [***]
  • Camden Joy: Updated Just Now (self-released -EP) [01-01] - acoustic folk [**]
  • Camden Joy: American Love (self-released) [07-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lisa Cameron/Tom Carter/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Tau Ceti (Astral Spirits) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jenna Camille: The Time is NOW (self-released) [06-19] - hip-hop [*]
  • Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die (self-released) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Carla Campopiano: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections Vol II (self-released) [11-01] - jazz [B]
  • Caitlin Cannon: The TrashCannon Album (Caitlin Cannon) [05-15] - country [**]
  • Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open (Matador) [05-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Steve Cardenas: Blue Has a Range (Sunnyside) [07-10] - jazz [B]
  • Cesar Cardoso: Dice of Tenors (Cesar Cardoso) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite (Slow & Steady) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Caribou: Suddenly (Merge) [02-28] - electronic [**]
  • Hayes Carll: Alone Together Sessions (Dualtone) [09-04] - country [A-]
  • Carne Doce: Interior (Tratore) [09-18] - Brazil [*]
  • James Carney Sextet: Pure Heart (Sunnyside) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Tomek Gadecki/Marcik Bozek/Michel Lambert: Wide (FMR -19) [2019-12-00] - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani: Japan Suite (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Carter/Brad Farberman/Billy Martin: Just Don't Die (Ropeadope -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman: Whoadie (577) [02-07] - jazz [C+]
  • Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol 1 (577) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Regina Carter Freedom Band: Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground (Tiger Turn) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope) [12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lynn Cassiers: Yun (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Caterpillar Quartet: Threads (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Valentin Ceccaldi: Ossos (Cipsela) [08-03] - jazz [*]
  • Ceramic Dog: What I Did on My Long Vacation (Northern Spy) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Ernesto Cervini: Tetrahedron (Anzic) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Marshall Chapman: Songs I Can't Live Without (Tall Girl) [04-02] - country [**]
  • Brian Charette: Beyond Borderline (SteepleChase -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Charette: Like the Sun (Dim Mak) [12-01] - jazz [B]
  • The Chats: High Risk Behaviour (Bargain Bin) [03-27] - garage punk [*]
  • Ben Chatwin: The Hum (Village Green) [11-06] - electronic
  • Cheer-Accident: Chicago XX (Cuneiform) [02-28] - jazz
  • Chicago Farmer: Flyover Country (Chicago Farmer) [02-07] - folk [A-]
  • Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days (Astral Spirits) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • The Chicks: Gaslighter (Columbia) [07-17] - country [***]
  • Chika: Industry Games (Warner Bros) [03-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tyler Childers: Long Violent History (Hickman Holler) [09-18] - country [***]
  • Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 (RCA) [03-22] - hip-hop [B]
  • Billy Childs: Acceptance (Mack Avenue) [08-28] - jazz
  • Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour (Columbia) [06-12] - r&b [*]
  • Chouk Bwa and the Angstromers: Vodou Ale (Bongo Joe) [05-22] - voodoo [**]
  • Chrome Hill: This Is Chrome Hill (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Chromeo: Quarantine Casanova (Chromeo -EP) [06-12] - electropop [**]
  • Chubby and the Gang: Speed Kills (Static Shock) [01-17] - punk [*]
  • Mino Cinelu/Nils Petter Molvaer: SulaMadiana (Modern) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • City Girls: City on Lock (Quality Control/Motown) [06-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brandy Clark: Your Life Is a Record (Warner) [03-06] - country [A-]
  • Martin Clarke/Otto Willberg/Emil Karlsen: Shopping for Images (Open Ear Music) - jazz
  • Gerald Clayton: Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jay Clayton/Jerry Granelli: Alone Together (Sunnyside) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Gerald Cleaver: Signs (577) [03-27] - jazz [B]
  • Clem Snide: Forever Just Beyond (Ramseur) [03-27] - indie folk [**]
  • Cliff Trio [Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal]: Precipice (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • The Nels Cline Singers: Share the Wealth (Blue Note) [11-13] - jazz [*]
  • Clipping: Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Sub Pop) [10-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • Dan Clucas/Jeb Bishop/Damon Smith/Matt Crane: Universal or Directional (Balance Point Acoustics) [07-18] - jazz [***]
  • The Coachella Valley Trio [Doug MacDonald]: Mid Century Modern (DMAC) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Brent Cobb: Keep 'Em on They Toes (Ol' Buddy) [10-02] - country [**]
  • Code Orange: Underneath (Roadrunner) [03-13] - metalcore [B]
  • Chris Cogburn/Juan Garcia/Ignaz Schick: Anahuac (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Avishai Cohen Big Vicious: Big Vicious (ECM) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath: Masters Legacy Series Volume 3 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring George Coleman: Masters Legacy Series Volume 4 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [***]
  • Bootsy Collins: The Power of the One (Sweetwater Sounds) [09-18] - funk [***]
  • Shirley Collins: Heart's Ease (Domino) [07-24] - English folk [**]
  • Luca Collivasone/Gianni Mimmo: Rumpus Room (Amirani) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Collocutor: Continuation (On the Corner) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Marco Colonna & Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution [Part 1] (Loma Vista) [10-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Conference Call: Prism (Not Two) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko: Traversees (Ma Case) [01-25] -
  • Convergence: Convergence (Hammer) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Conway the Machine: From King to a GOD (Griselda) [09-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • Conway the Machine/The Alchemist: Lulu (Griselda/ALC -EP) [03-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joachim Cooder: Over That Road I'm Bound (Nonesuch) [10-02] - anti-folk [B]
  • AG Cook: Apple (PC Music) [09-18] - bubblegum bass [B]
  • Elizabeth Cook: Aftermath (Agent Love) [09-11] - country [A-]
  • Shemekia Copeland: Uncivil War (Alligator) [10-23] - blues [*]
  • Chick Corea: Plays (Concord -2CD) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • Coriky: Coriky (Dischord) [06-12] - alt/indie [*]
  • Cornershop: England Is a Garden (Ample Play) [03-06] - electropop [A-]
  • Cortex: Legal Tender (Clean Feed) [10-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeff Cosgrove/John Medeski/Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead of the Story (Grizzley Music) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Cosmic Vibrations: Pathways & Passages (Spiritmuse) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface (Concord) [10-30] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Free Hoops (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • CP Unit: One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown (Ramp Local) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Crack: White People Love Algorithms (New Deal Collectives) [04-19] - hip-hop [**]
  • Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics (Meat Machine) [07-17] - art punk [*]
  • John Craigie: Asterisk the Universe (Zabriskie Point) [06-12] - Americana [A-]
  • Elysia Crampton: Orcorara 2010 (Pan) [05-01] - electronic [B-]
  • Crazy Doberman: Illusory Expansion (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Creeper: Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (Roadrunner) [07-31] - pop punk [B-]
  • The Croaks: One of the Best Bears! (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz [*]
  • Charley Crockett: Welcome to Hard Times (Son of Davy) [07-31] - Americana [*]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Four (SteepleChase -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [***]
  • Brian Cullman: Winter Clothes (Sunnyside) [09-11] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay: Specifically the Water (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Cunningham: The Weather Up There (Northern Spy) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats: Unlocked (PH/Loma Vista -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey: Invisible Ritual (New Focus) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Cut Worms: Nobody Lives Here Anymore (Jagjaguwar) [10-09] - folk rock [*]
  • Miley Cyrus: Plastic Hearts (RCA) [11-27] - pop [**]
  • Dagny: Strangers/Lovers (Little Daggers) [10-02] - pop [**]
  • Tim Daisy & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2a (2011, System vs Artifacts) [04-21] - jazz
  • Dan Ex Machina: My Wife (self-released) [07-02] - alt/indie [**]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Pity Party Animal (self-released) [01-02] - alt/indie [***]
  • Jesse Daniel: Rollin' On (Die True) [03-27] - country
  • Clover [Alban Darche/Jean-Louis Pommier/Sebastien Boisseau]: Vert Emeraude (Yolk Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • John Daversa Quintet: Cuarentena: With Family at Home (Tiger Turn) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Marie Davidson/O'Oeil Nu: Renegade Breakdown (Ninja Tune) [09-25] - electronic [***]
  • Josephine Davies: Sartori: How Can We Wake? (Whirlwind) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Ward Davis: Black Cats and Crows (Ward Davis Music) [11-20] - country [*]
  • Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood: Live (International Anthem) [10-31] - jazz [**]
  • Day Dream: Originals (Corner Store Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe: Dreamweavers (Mother Tongue) [10-23] - jazz
  • Dean & Britta: Quarantine Tapes (Double Feature) [09-25] - rock [**]
  • Sam Decker: Shrove (Sunnyside) [10-09] - jazz [*]
  • Decoy With Joe McPhee: AC/DC (Otoroku) [02-14] - jazz
  • Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists (Joyful Noise) [05-29] - art pop [*]
  • Deerhoof: Love-Lore (Joyful Noise) [09-29] - art pop [*]
  • Deerhoof and Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded by Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (Joyful Noise) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Deftones: Ohms (Reprise) [09-25] - alt metal [C+]
  • Dehd: Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk) [07-17] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dej Loaf: Sell Sole II (BMG) [10-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Helena Deland: Someone New (Luminelle) [10-16] - indie pop [*]
  • Vladislav Delay: Rakka (Warp) [02-27] - electronic [*]
  • Vladislav Delay/Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare: 500-Push-Up (Sub Rosa) [08-18] - minimal/glitch [**]
  • Demae: Life Works Out . . . Usually (Touching Bass -EP) [09-04] - r&b [B]
  • Bertrand Denzler/Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax (Umlaut) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Alabaster DePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol 1 (International Anthem) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Dena DeRose: Ode to the Road (HighNote) [05-29] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Destroyer: Have We Met (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • Hermine Deurloo: Riverbeast (Zennes -19) [2019-12-10] - jazz [B]
  • Robert Dick & Adam Caine: The Damn Think (Chant -19) [2019-05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Whit Dickey: Morph (ESP-Disk -2CD) [04-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Whit Dickey Trio: Expanding Light (Tao Forms) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond (Mack Avenue) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Vito Dieterle: Anemone (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Vito Dieterle/Joel Forrester: Status Sphere (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Diabla Diezco: Memento Mori (Mord) [02-19] - electronic [***]
  • Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (PAN) [02-07] - minimal techno [**]
  • John DiMartino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Sunnyside) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Dingman: Embrace (Inner Arts Initiative) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • Dinosaur: To the Earth (Edition) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Kiko Dinucci: Rastilho (Mais Um Discos) [01-21] - Brazil
  • Dion: Blues With Friends (Keeping the Blues Alive) [06-05] - blues [*]
  • Disclosure: Energy (Island) [08-28] - house [**]
  • Kevin Dixon: The Summer We All Bought Guns (Covid Charlie's Demo-lution) [11-20] - lo-fi [B]
  • DJ Python: Mas Amable (Incienso) [04-10] - ambient house [**]
  • Dogleg: Melee (Triple Crown) [03-13] - emo [B]
  • Caleb Dollister: Daily Thumbprint Collection 3: The Wandering (Orenda) [06-05] - jazz
  • Dalton Domino: Feverdreamer (Dalton Domino) [03-31] - country
  • Daniel Donato: A Young Man's Country (Cosmic Country Music) [08-07] - country [***]
  • Dorian Electra: My Agenda (Dorian Electra) [10-16] - electropop [B]
  • Tashi Dorji: Stateless (Drag City) [09-25] - guitar [*]
  • Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon: To Catch a Bird in a Net of Wind (Trost) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity (Greenleaf Music) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas: Marching Music (Greenleaf Music) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Douglas: Overcome (Greenleaf Music) [12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger: Force Majeure (International Anthem) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Doves: The Universal Want (Heavenly) [09-11] - alt/indie [B]
  • Drakeo the Ruler: Thank You for Using GTL (Stinc Team) [06-05] - trap rap [**]
  • Kaja Draksler Octet: Out for Stars (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [B-]
  • Dramarama: Color TV (Pasadena) [05-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • The Dream Syndicate: The Universe Inside (Anti-) [04-10] - psychedelic rock [*]
  • Dream Wife: So When You Gonna . . . (Lucky Number) [07-03] - indie pop [A-]
  • Lara Driscoll: Woven Dreams (Firm Roots Music) [03-06] - jazz [***]
  • Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling (ATO) [01-31] - alt-country [A-]
  • Drive-By Truckers: The New OK (ATO) [10-02] - alt-country [***]
  • Drunken Kong: Where We Start (Tronic) [02-10] - techno [***]
  • Lajos Dudas: The Lake and the Music (JazzSick) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Gregory Dudzienski Quartet: Beautiful Moments (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Dueling Experts: Dueling Experts (Mello Music Group) [03-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • Emily Duff: Born on the Ground (Mr Mudshow Music) [03-06] - folk [***]
  • Duma: Duma (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [08-07] - grindcore [B]
  • Beth Duncan: I'm All Yours (Saccat) [07-24] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Herman Dune: Notes From Vinegar Hill (Santa Cruz) [11-06] - alt-country
  • Elina Duni/Rob Luft: Lost Ships (ECM) [11-13] - jazz
  • Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction: Live at Threes (Out of Your Head) [07-24] - jazz [**]
  • Duotrio: In the Bright and Deep (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Baxter Dury: The Night Chancers (Heavenly) [03-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Dutchavelli: Dutch From the 5th (Parlophone) [11-06] - UK hip hop [**]
  • Duval Timothy: Help (Carrying Colour) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • DVSN: A Muse in Her Feelings (OVD Sound/Warner) [04-17] - alt r&b [*]
  • Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) [06-19] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Open Mike Eagle: Anime, Trauma and Divorce (Auto Reverse) [10-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Rise Up (Stony Plain) [09-11] - blues [*]
  • Steve Earle: Ghosts of West Virginia (New West) [05-22] - alt-country [***]
  • Silke Eberhard/Dave Rempis/Kent Kessler/Mike Reed: Exposure (Aerophonic) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Nocturnal Animals (L&H Production -2CD) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Che Ecru: Til Death (F Plus) [10-30] - r&b [**]
  • Ellen Edwards: A New York Session (Stonefire Music) [02-22] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom (Dualtone) [08-14] - folk [B]
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Auto (Ba Da Bing!) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • El Alfa: El Androide (El Jefe) [05-15]
  • Sarah Elgeti Quartet With Friends: Dawn Comes Quietly (Gateway Music) [02-21] - jazz [U]
  • Kurt Elling: Secrets Are the Best Stories (Edition) [04-03] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • John Ellis and Andy Bragen: The Ice Siren (Parade Light) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Liberty Ellman: Last Desert (Pi) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Liberty Ellman: Water Walkers (Pi -EP) [06-19] - jazz
  • Joe Ely: Love in the Midst of Mayhem (Rack 'Em) [04-17] - alt country [*]
  • Kahil El'Zabar: Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove (Spiritmuse) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Kahil El'Zabar: Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful (Spiritmuse) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Elzhi: Seven Times Down Eight Times Up (Fat Beats) [09-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [01-17] - pop rap [A-]
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [12-18] - pop rap
  • Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of (Terrible) [04-03] - electropop [**]
  • En Attendant Ana: Juillet (Trouble in Mind) [02-24] - indie pop [**]
  • The End: Allt Ar Intet (RareNoise) [11-13] - jazz [C]
  • Endless Field: Alive in the Wilderness (Biophilia) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Enemy Radio: Loud Is Not Enough (SpitSLAM) [04-01] - hip-hop [A-]
  • The Engines: Wooden Legs (Aerophonic) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Hazel English: Wake Up! (Polyvinyl) [04-24] - alt/indie [*]
  • Roger Eno and Brian Eno: Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-20] - ambient [*]
  • Erasure: The Neon (Mute) [08-21] - electropop [B]
  • Wayne Escoffery: The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Gloria Estefan: Brazil 305 (Sony) [08-14] - Latin
  • Karl Evangelista: Apura! (Astral Spirits) [05-22] - jazz
  • Brandon Evans: The Grove (Human Plastic -EP) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Falkner Evans: Marbles (Consolidated Artists Productions) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: The Intangible Between (Smoke Sessions) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Evans/Joel Ross/Nick Jozwiak/Savannah Harris: Being & Becoming (More Is More) [04-01] - jazz
  • Peter Evans Ensemble: Horizons (More Is More) [10-02] - jazz
  • Peter Evans: Standards (More Is More) [10-28] - jazz
  • Peter Evans: Into the Silence (More Is More/Old Heaven) [06-05] - jazz
  • The Exbats: Kicks, Hits and Fits (Burger) [03-13] - postpunk [***]
  • Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group: Earth (Whaling City Sound) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Extra Soul Perception: New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol 1 (Extra Soul Perception -EP) [07-03] - African [*]
  • Eyelids: The Accidental Falls (Decor) [01-31] - alt/indie [**]
  • Johnny Falstaff: Lost in the City Lights (Johnny Falstaff) [02-28] - country
  • Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe) [08-14] - blues [***]
  • Joe Farnsworth: Time to Swing (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [**]
  • Justin Farren: Pretty Free (Bad Service Badger) [10-23] - folk [A-]
  • Fat Tony & Taydex: Wake Up (Carpark -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Fat Tony: Exotica (Carpark) [10-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bill Fay: Countless Branches (Dead Oceans) [01-17] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • John Fedchock NY Sextet: Into the Shadows (Summit) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Nir Felder: II (Ropeadope) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Laura Fell: Safe From Me (Balloon Machine) [11-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Felt: Felt 4 U (Rhymesayers) [08-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Fenne Lily: Breach (Dead Oceans) [09-18] - indie folk [**]
  • Andre Fernandes: Kinetic (Clean Feed) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • RAP Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Ruby Yacht) [03-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut: Live in Graz (Multiphonics Music) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Field Music: Making a New World (Memphis Industries) [01-10] - art pop [*]
  • Amina Figarova Edition 113: Persistence (AmFi) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • John Finbury: American Nocturnes (Green Flash Music) [05-01] - jazz [C+]
  • John Finbury: Quatro (Green Flash Music) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Finzer: Cast of Characters (Outside In Music) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Fire! Orchestra: Actions (Rune Grammofon) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Fireboy DML: Apollo (YBNL Nation/Empire) [08-20] - r&b [*]
  • Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne/James Chumley Hunt/Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children (577) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • The Flake: Plays Clinkers (Amalgam) [10-22] - jazz
  • The Flaming Lips: American Head (Bella Union) [09-11] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate: The Ripple Effect (Craft) [04-10] - jazz/African
  • Fleet Foxes: Shore (Anti-) [09-22] - chamber pop [B]
  • John Fogerty: Fogerty's Factory (BMG) [11-20] - rock [*]
  • Fontaines DC: A Hero's Death (Partisan) [07-31] - alt/indie [**]
  • Frazey Ford: U Kin B the Sun (Arts & Crafts) [02-07] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Untamed) [08-07] - jazz [***]
  • Keeley Forsyth: Debris (The Leaf Label) [01-17] - avant folk [B]
  • Michael Foster/Dave Rempis/Jason Roebke/Tyler Damon: The Eagle (Aerophonic) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • See'J Foster: HiSonGreWings (self-released) [03-29] - hip-hop [**]
  • Four Tet: Sixteen Oceans (Text) [03-13] - minimal techno [*]
  • Jason Foureman and Stephen Anderson: Duo (Summit) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Daunik Lazro/Evan Parker: Cafe Oto (Fou) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Thomas Lehn: Spie(l)gehungen (Fou) [11-00] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/WC Anderson: Lacrimosa (Mahakala Music) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Fox Green: The Longest April (self-released) [11-12] - alt/indie [***]
  • Fra Fra: Funeral Songs (Glitterbeat) [04-24] - world [B]
  • David Friesen With Orchestra and Quartet: Testimony (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [B]
  • Bill Frisell/Juian Lage/Gyan Riley: John Zorn: Virtue (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Bill Frisell: Valentine (Blue Note) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Entity (Libra) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: Pentas: Tribute to Eric and Chris Stern (Not Two) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • The Full Salon: The Full Salon (self-released) [05-01] - jazz [B]
  • Funk Shui NYC: Shark NATO on a Plane (Zoho) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Ezra Furman: Sex Education [Original Soundtrack] (Bella Union) [04-24] - indie pop
  • Andy Fusco: Remembrance (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Joel Futterman: Intervals (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-15] - jazz [*]
  • Future/Lil Uzi Vert: Pluto x Baby Pluto (Atlantic) [11-13] - trap rap [*]
  • Future Islands: As Long as You Are (4AD) [10-09] - synthpop [*]
  • Elliot Galvin: Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton (Edition) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Asher Gamedze: Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) [05-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jacob Garchik: Clear Line (Yestereve) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Angelica Garcia: Cha Cha Palace (Spacebomb) [02-28] - indie pop [B]
  • Nubya Garcia: Source (Concord) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Melody Gardot: Sunset in the Blue (Bravado) [10-23] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Aguita (Jagjaguwar) [10-02] - neo-soul [*]
  • Gato Libre: Koneko (Libra) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Dana Gavanski: Yesterday Is Gone (Ba Da Bing) [03-27] - art pop [*]
  • Dana Gavanski: Wind Songs (Ba Da Bing -EP) [08-14] - art pop [B]
  • Sam Gendel: Satin Doll (Nonesuch) [03-13] - jazz [B]
  • Sam Gendel: DRM (Nonesuch) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Georgia: Seeking Thrills (Domino) [01-10] - electropop [***]
  • Arna Georgia: Yes Girl (Arna Georgia) [07-17] - country [*]
  • Julian Gerstin: Littoral Zone (self-released) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Sue Anne Gershenzon: You Must Believe in Spring (self-released) [08-01] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Naama Gheber: Dearly Beloved (Cellar Music) [04-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ghetto Kumbe: Ghetto Kumbe (ZZK) [07-31] - Colombian [**]
  • Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist: Alfredo (ESGN/ALC/Empire) [05-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lafayette Gilchrist: Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music -2CD) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Gilfema: Three (Sounderscore) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Marshall Gilkes Trio: Waiting to Continue (Alternate Side) [10-23] - jazz
  • A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around (Elefant) [01-17] - sophisti-pop [*]
  • Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert (Intakt) [11-20] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Fred Lonberg-Holm/William Parker/Steve Swell: Tales From (Fundacja Sluchaj) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Vincent Glanzmann/Gerry Hemingway: Composition O (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-08] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Glasser: Hypocrisy Democracy (Here Tiz Music) [05-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Live at Le Guess Who? 2018 (Transgressive) [08-26] - gospel [***]
  • Robbe Gloaguen Quartet: Gardez Votre Sang Froid (Mazeto Square) [05-11] - jazz
  • Bob Gluck: Early Morning Star (FMR) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin (Blue Note) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • GoGo Penguin: Live From Studio 2 (Decca) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Al Gold: Al Gold's Paradise (self-released) [03-06] - blues [A-]
  • Ben Goldberg/Kenny Wollesen: Music for an Avant-Garde Massage Parlour (BAG Production) [10-03] - jazz [**]
  • Vinny Golia/John Hanrahan/Henry Kaiser/Wayne Peet/Mike Watt: A Love Supreme Electric: A Salvo Inspired by John Coltrane: A Love Supreme & Meditations (Cuneiform -2CD) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • Osvaldo Golijov/The Silkroad Ensemble: Falling Out of Time (In a Circle) [10-09] - classical [B]
  • Selena Gomez: Rare (Interscope) [01-10] - electropop [**]
  • Wendy Gondeln/Mats Gustafsson/Wolfang Voigt: The Shithole Country & Boogie Band (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Goodie Mob: Survival Kit (Organized Noize/Goodie Mob World) [11-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Alex Goodman: Impressions in Blue and Red (Outside In Music -2CD) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • SG Goodman: Old Time Feeling (Verve Forecast) [07-17] - country
  • Robert Gordon: Rockabilly for Life (Cleopatra) [08-21] - rockabilly [*]
  • Gorillaz: Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (Parlophone) [10-23] - synthpop [*]
  • Ariana Grande: Positions (Republic) [10-30] - pop [*]
  • Jerry Granelli: The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Joyce Grant: Surrounded by Blue (Craftedair/Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Simon Nabatov/Dominik Mahnig: Dance Hall Stories (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Conan Gray: Kid Krow (Republic) [03-20] - pop rock [*]
  • Devin Gray: Socialytics (Rataplan -EP) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Devin Gray/Gerald Cleaver: 27 Licks (Rataplan) [10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Gordon Grdina/Matt Mitchel/Jim Black: Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio (Skirl) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina Septet: Resist (Irabbagast) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Safar-e-Daroon (Songlines) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina: Prior Street (self-released) [06-12] - jazz [B]
  • Benny Green: Benny's Crib (Sunnyside) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • CeeLo Green: CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway (Easy Eye Sound) [06-26] - hip-hop [B]
  • Jimmy Greene: While Looking Up (Mack Avenue) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Joe Fonda/Ramon Lopez: Intersecting Lives (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Charlotte Greve/Vinnie Sperrazza/Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Ricardo Grilli: 1962 (Tone Rogue) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Grimes: Miss Anthropocene (4AD) [02-21] - art pop [***]
  • Tee Grizzley: The Smartest (300 Entertainment) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti (Ostinato) [06-05] - African [***]
  • Grrrl Gang: Here to Stay (Damnably) [02-14] - alt-pop [**]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Reverence (RR Gems -19) [2019-12-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth (RR Gems) [12-22] - jazz [A-]
  • David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson/Rob Mazurek: The Underflow (Corbet vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Tom Guarna: Spirit Science (Destiny) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • David Guetta/Morten: New Rave (Parlophone -EP) [07-17] - electronic [**]
  • GuiltyBeatz: Different EP (Banku Music -EP) [04-03] - African [*]
  • Guiss Guiss Bou Bess: Set Sela (Helico -19) [2019-12-05] - electronic [A-]
  • Gunna: Wunna (Young Stoner Life/300) [05-22] - trap rap [*]
  • Mats Gustafsson: Worn. Kissed. (Underflow) [01-09] - jazz
  • Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Mickey Guyton: Bridges (Capitol Nashville -EP) [09-11] - country [**]
  • Bartosz Hadala Group: Three Short Stories (Zecernia) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Haden Triplets: The Family Songbook (Trimeter) [01-24] - folk [**]
  • Wolfgang Haffner: Kind of Tango (ACT Music) [02-28] - jazz [B]
  • Noah Haidu: Doctone (Sunnyside) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Haiku Hands: Haiku Hands (Mad Decent) [09-10] - electropop [*]
  • Haim: Women in Music Pt III (Columbia) [06-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Luke Haines & Peter Buck: Beat Poetry for Survivalists (Omnivore) [03-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Half Japanese: Crazy Hearts (Fire) [12-04]
  • Rich Halley/Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio/Newman Taylor Baker: The Shape of Things (Pine Eagle) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Matthew Halsall: Salute to the Sun (Gondwana) [11-20] - jazz [***]
  • Halsey: Manic (Capitol) [01-17] - pop [***]
  • Mary Halvorson's Code Girl: Artlessly Falling (Firehouse 12) [10-30] - jazz [B]
  • Amaria Hamadahler: Music From Saharan Whats App 5 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [05-20] - Saharan
  • Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within (Nonesuch) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Hamell on Trial: The Pandemic Songs (Saustex) [06-09] - folk [A-]
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Catch Me If You Can (Capri) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Ross Hammond/Oliver Lake/Mike Pride: Our Place on the Wheel (Prescott) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Connie Han: Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • The Happy Fits: What Could Be Better (Happy Fits) [08-28] - rock [**]
  • Elisabeth Harnik & Steve Swell: Tonotopic Organizations (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [*]
  • Clay Harper: Dirt Yard Street (Casino Music) [10-02] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Honey Harper: Starmaker (ATO) [03-06] - alt-country [B]
  • Harrison²: Trout in Swimwear (self-released) [02-09] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Harrison + 18: America at War (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) (Ndeya) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alexander Hawkins/Tomeka Reid: Shards and Constellations (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Dylan Hayes Electric Band: Songs for Rooms and People (Blujazz) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Hazar: Reincarnated (IAN Productions) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Headie One: Edna (Relentless) [10-09] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Headie One X Fred Again: Gang (Relentless -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kirby Heard: Mama's Biscuits (self-released -19) [2019-11-02] - folk [**]
  • Jimmy Heath: Love Letter (Verve) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Heaton/Jacqui Abbott: Manchester Calling (Virgin EMI) [03-06] - rock [**]
  • Hegge: Feeling (Particular) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Mark Helias/Tim Berne: Blood From a Stone (Radiolegs) [10-11] - jazz
  • The Heliocentrics: Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion) [02-14] - nu jazz [***]
  • The Heliocentrics: Telemetric Sounds (Madlib Invazion) [09-11] - rock [**]
  • Hemingway, Phillips & Moore: Slips (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [**]
  • Eddie Henderson: Shuffle and Deal (Smoke Sessions) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Ian Hendrickson-Smith: The Lowdown (Cellar Live) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rebecca Hennessy: All the Things You Do (self-released) [11-06] - jazz
  • The Henrys: Paydirt (HR-2019) [01-20] - instrumental folk [*]
  • Jihee Heo: Are You Ready? (OA2) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: Artificial Happiness Button (Ropeadope) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Hersch: Songs From Home (Palmetto) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra: Night Devoid of Stars (Cellar Live) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Horace Silver (Savant) [08-27] - jazz [*]
  • Monika Herzig: Eternal Dance (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Hey Colossus: Dances/Curses (Wrong Speed) [11-13] - metal
  • HHY & the Macumbas: Camouflage Vector: Edits From Live Actions 2017-2019 (Nyege Nyege) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • HHY & the Kampala Unit: Lithium Blast (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [10-22] - African [*]
  • Lily Hiatt: Walking Proof (New West) [03-27] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Tyler Higgins: Broken Blues (Shhpuma) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Marquis Hill: Soul Sign (Black Unlimited Music Group) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Theo Hill: Reality Check (Posi-Tone) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Lisa Hilton: Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • Hinds: The Prettiest Curse (Mom + Pop) [06-05] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Art Hirahara: Balance Point (Posi-Tone) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Rui Ho: Lov3 & L1ght (Planet Mu) [09-04] - electronic [**]
  • Derrick Hodge: Color of Noize (Blue Note) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Anna Hogberg Attack: Lena (Omlott) [04-25] - jazz [***]
  • Jasper Hoiby: Planet B (Edition) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Sigurd Hole: Lys/Morke (Eivesang -2CD) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot (Flexatonic) [08-14] - jazz [B-]
  • Christopher Hollyday & Telepathy: Dialogue (Jazzbeat Productions) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Holy Fuck: Deleter (Last Gang) [01-17] - indietronica [***]
  • Home Counties: Redevelopment (Alcopop! -EP) [07-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Homeboy Sandman: Don't Feed the Monster (Mello Music Group) [10-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Oscar Jan Hoogland/Han Bennink: Goede Reis! (ICP) [10-00] - jazz
  • Chris Hopkins: Chris Hopkins Meets the Jazz Kangaroos Vol 1 (Echoes of Swing) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • JC Hopkins Biggish Band: New York Moment (Twee-Jazz) [04-05] - jazz [**]
  • Horse Lords: The Common Task (Northern Spy) [03-13] - math rock [*]
  • Francois Houle 4: RECODER (Songlines) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • The Howling Hex: Knuckleball Express (Fat Possum) [04-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring (Big Machine) [07-10] - country [**]
  • Siul Hughes: Stoopkid (Fake Four -19) [2019-05-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Siul Hughes: Hueman (Fake Four) [09-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Sierra Hull: 25 Trips (Rounder) [02-28] - bluegrass [**]
  • Hum: Inlet (Earth Analog) [06-23] - shoegaze [B]
  • Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes (self-released -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz
  • Human Feel: The Tower Tapes #5 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • The Human Hearts: Day of the Tiles (self-released -EP) [06-07]
  • Sam Hunt: Southside (MCA Nashville) [04-03] - country [*]
  • Kelley Hurt/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Bernard Santacruz/Anders Griffen: Nothing but Love: The Music of Frank Lowe (Mahakala Music) [09-04] - jazz [***]
  • J Hus: Big Conspiracy (Black Butter) [01-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Hang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Human Rites Trio (True Sound) [07-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Hwyl Nofio: Isolate (Hwyl) [04-18] - jazz [*]
  • I Think You're Awesome: Suite to Be You and Me (Jaegar Community) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • Christopher Icasiano: Provinces (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Idle Hands: Solid Moments (Posi-Tone) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Idles: Ultra Mono (Partisan) [09-25] - post-punk [***]
  • Johnny Iguana: Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular (Delmark) [08-21] - blues [**]
  • Ill Considered: Ill Considered 9: East/West (Ill Considered) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Illuminati Hotties: Free IH: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For (self-released) [07-17] - art punk [*]
  • John Pal Inderberg Trio: Radio Inderberg (AMP Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Jasmine Infiniti: Bxtch Slap (New World Dysorder) [03-27] - club [**]
  • International Teachers of Pop: Pop Gossip (Desolate Spools) [08-28] - pop [**]
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Irabagon: I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues: Volume 3: Anatomical Snuffbox (Irabbagast) [11-06] - jazz [B-]
  • Christoph Irniger Trio: Open City (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You? (International Anthem) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Italy (self-released) [05-01] - jazz
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Berlin (self-released) [06-19] - jazz
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: Reunions (Southeastern) [05-15] - Americana [*]
  • Ital Tek: Outland (Planet Mu) [05-01] - experimental electronic [**]
  • Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1: Racing a Butterfly (Bjurecords) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Nicholas Jaar: Cenizas (Other People) [03-27] - ambient [*]
  • Nicholas Jaar: Telas (Other People) [07-17] - ambient [**]
  • Keefe Jackson/Jim Baker/Julian Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Jaga Jazzist: Pyramid (Brainfeeder) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jahari Masamba Unit: Pardon My French (Madlib Invazion) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Sunny Jain: Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways) [02-21] - Indian [*]
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: The Price of Tea in China (ALC/Boldy James) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boldy James & Sterling Toles: Manger on McNichols (Sector 7-G) [07-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boldy James and Real Bad Man: Real Bad Boldy (Real Bad Man) [12-11] - hip-hop
  • Loraine James: Nothing (Hyperdub -EP) [10-02] - electronic [B]
  • Janczarski & Siddik 4tet: Contemplation (ForTune) [09-23] - jazz
  • Sarah Jarosz: World on the Ground (Rounder) [06-05] - bluegrass [***]
  • Keith Jarrett: Budapest Concert (ECM -2CD) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Jarv Is: Beyond the Pale (Rough Trade) [07-17] - art rock [A-]
  • Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony (Roc Nation) [03-13] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Sherman Irby's Inferno (Blue Engine) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: The Music of Wayne Shorter (Blue Engine -2CD) [01-31] - jazz [B-]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Black Brown & Beige (Blue Engine) [03-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Rock Chalk Suite (Blue Engine) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Christopher Crenshaw's the Fifties: A Prism (Blue Engine) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: The Ever Fonky Lowdown (Blue Engine -2CD) [08-21] - jazz [B-]
  • The JCA Orchestra: Live at the BPC (JCA) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jealous of the Birds: Peninsula (Atlantic) [09-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated Side B (School Boy) [05-22] - pop [**]
  • Jockstrap: Wicked City (Warp -EP) [06-19] - glitch pop [B]
  • Aubrey Johnson: Unraveled (Outside In Music) [03-20] - jazz [B-]
  • Hermione Johnson: Tremble (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jimmy Johnson: Every Day of Your Life (Delmark -19) [2019-12-06] - blues [**]
  • Josh Johnson: Freedom Exercise (Northern Spy) [10-09] - jazz [*]
  • Russ Johnson/Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Isaiah Spencer/Jeremy Cunningham: Harmattan (Aerophonic) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • Karen Jonas: The Southwest Sky & Other Dreams (Yellow Brick) [08-28] - country [**]
  • Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off the Floor (Blue Note) [06-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Edward "Kidd" Jordan/Joel Futterman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: A Tribute to Alvin Fielder: Live at Vision Festival XXIV (Mahakala Music) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • JPEGMafia: EP! (Universal Republic -EP) [11-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jubileum Quartet [Joelle Leandre/Evan Parker/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic]: A Uis? (Not Two) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Juice WRLD: Legends Never Die (Grade A/Interscope) [07-10] - trap rap [B]
  • Jumpstarted Plowhards: Round One (Recess -19) [2019-10-04] - punk [*]
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar) [10-23] - experimental hip-hop [*]
  • Juniore: Un Deux Trois (Le Phonographe) [02-28] - pop/rock [**]
  • Juniper: Juniper (self-released) [06-01] - teen pop [A-]
  • Junk Magic: Compass Confusion (Pyroclastic) [10-30] - jazz [***]
  • Vic Juris: Let's Cool One (SteepleChase) [05-08] - jazz [*]
  • Jyoti (Georgia Anne Muldrow): Mama, You Can Bet! (SomeOthaShip) [08-28] - vocal jazz [**]
  • K Michelle: All Monsters Are Human (EOne) [01-31] - r&b [**]
  • KA: Descendants of Cain (Iron Works) [05-01] - abstract hip-hop [***]
  • Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams: Plastic Bouquet (New West) [12/11] - alt-country [**]
  • Maria Kannegaard Trio: Sand I En Vik (Jazzland) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Noah Kaplan Quartet: Out of the Hole (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Double Trio: CliffPools (Driff) [02-12] - jazz
  • Karuna Trio: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) - jazz
  • Kate NV: Room for the Moon (RVNG Intl) [06-12] - art pop [A-]
  • Kaze & Ikue Mori: Sand Storm (Libra) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Kehlani: It Was Good Until It Wasn't (TSNMI/Atlantic) [05-08] - r&b [A-]
  • Aly Keita/Jan Galega Bronnimann/Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Tyler Keith: The Last Drag (Black & Wyatt) [04-10] - rock
  • KeiyaA: Forever, Ya Girl (Keiya) [03-27] - neo-soul [**]
  • Keleketia: Keleketia! (Ahead of Our Time) [07-03] - afrobeat [**]
  • Jon-Erik Kellso: Sweet Fruits Salty Roots (Jazzology) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Kem: Love Always Wins (Motown) [08-28] - r&b
  • Kesha: High Road (Kemosabe) [01-31] - pop [*]
  • Eva Kess: Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars (Neuklang) [08-28] - jazz [***]
  • Alicia Keys: Alicia (RCA) [09-18] - r&b [**]
  • Keys & Screws [Thomas Borgmann/Jan Roder/Willi Kellers]: Some More Jazz (NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Khruangbin: Mordechai (Dead Oceans) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (Republic) [12-11] - pop rap [**]
  • The Killers: Imploding the Mirage (Island) [08-21] - new wave [B]
  • Sukyung Kim: Lilac Hill (self-released -EP) [05-10] - jazz [*]
  • Will Kimbrough: Spring Break (Daphne) [10-23] - country [A-]
  • King Krule: Man Alive! (True Pather) [02-21] - art rock [B]
  • Quin Kirchner: The Shadows and the Light (Astral Spirits) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Kiwi Jr: Football Money (Persona Non Grata) [01-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Kirk Knuffke: Brightness: Live in Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Kirk Knuffke: Tight Like This (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Knxwledge: 1988 (Stones Throw) [03-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Adam Kolker: Lost (Sunnyside) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Simone Kopmajer: Christmas (Lucky Mojo) [11-20] - holiday jazz [U]
  • Benjamin Koppel/Kenny Werner/Scott Colley/Jack DeJohnette: The Art of the Quartet (Cowbell Music/Unit -2CD) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Benjamin Koppel/Tine Rehling/Henrik Dam Thomsen: Les Mobiles (Cowbell Music) [07-04] - jazz [*]
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Little Dominiques Nosebleed (Stones Throw) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Kenny Kotwitz & the LA Jazz Quintet: When Lights Are Low (PMRecords) [08-01] - jazz [*]
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Breath & Hammer (Table Pounding) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Diana Krall: This Dream of You (Verve) [09-25] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Jonathan Kreisberg: Capturing Spirits: JKQ Live! (New for Now) - jazz
  • KRS-One: Between Da Protests (RAMP Ent Agency) [12-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio: Mind the Gap of Silence (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Takuya Kuroda: Fly Moon Die Soon (First Word) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Juliet Kurtzman/Pete Malinverni: Candlelight: Love in the Time of Cholera (Saranac) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Kuzu [Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon]: Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch) [07-17] - r&b [*]
  • La Lucha: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Arbors) [06-12] - jazz [B]
  • La Pingo's Orquesta & Todd Clouser: Midwest/Bajio (Ropeadope Sur) [07-10] - jazz [*]
  • Lady Gaga: Chromatica (Interscope) [05-29] - pop [***]
  • Mario Laginha/Julian Arguelles/Helge Andreas Norbakken: Atlantico (Edition) [11-20] - jazz [***]
  • Stephanie Lambring: Autonomy (Tone Tree Music) [10-23] - folk [**]
  • Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren: Kristallen (ACT) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Sonny Landreth: Blacktop Run (Provogue) [02-21] - blues [*]
  • Brian Landrus/Fred Hersch/Drew Gress/Billy Hart: For Now (BlueLand) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jessy Lanza: All the Time (Hyperdub) [07-24] - electronic [*]
  • Travis LaPlante & Yarn/Wire: Inner Garden (New Amsterdam) [10-09] - jazz
  • Large Unit/Fendika: EthioBraz (PNL -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Ray Larsen: Songs to Fill the Air (Slow & Steady) [04-03] - vocal jazz
  • Harald Lassen: Human Sampling (Jazzland) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Last Dream of the Morning [John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders]: Crucial Anatomy (Trost) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Lattimore: Silver Ladders (Ghostly International) [10-09] - new age [*]
  • Pak Yan Lau & Darin Gray: Trudge Lightly (By the Bluest of Seas) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Kris Davis: Blood Moon (Intakt) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Intakt) [11-20] - jazz [*]
  • Bettye LaVette: Blackbirds (Verve) [08-28] - r&b [***]
  • John Law's Congregation: Configuration (Ubuntu Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • LCSM [Likwid Continual Space Motion]: Earthbound (Super-Sonic Jazz) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Lauren Newton: Stormy Whispers (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz
  • Joelle Leandre/Pascal Contet: Area Sismica (We Insist!) - jazz
  • Anja Lechner/Francois Couturier: Lontano (ECM) [10-16] - jazz
  • Gabe Lee: Honky Tonk Hell (Torrez Music Group) [03-13] - country [**]
  • Okkyung Lee: Yeo-Neun (Shelter Press) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Lehman: Xenakis and the Valedictorian (Pi) [04-24] - jazz
  • Urs Leimgruber/Andreas Willers/Alvin Curran/Fabrizio Spera: Rome-ing (Leo -19) [2019-10-00] - jazz [**]
  • Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene (Jazzhaus) [05-21] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Jose Lencastre/Jorge Nuno/Felipe Zenicola/Joao Valinho: Anthropic Neglect (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Jose Lencastre/Hernani Faustino/Vasco Furtado: Vento (Phonogram Unit) [09-04] - jazz [***]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Songs (4AD) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Instrumentals (4AD) [10-23] - ambient [B]
  • Jinx Lennon: Border Schizzo Fffolk Songs for the Fuc**d (Septic Tiger) [04-03] - punk poet [**]
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Amazones Power (Real World) [01-24] - Africa [**]
  • Les Sangliers: Miniscules (Aerophonic) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Allegra Levy: Lose My Number (SteepleChase) [08-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra: The Planets: Reimagined (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [B-]
  • James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Molecular (Intakt) [10-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeffrey Lewis: 2019 Tapes: Cowardly & Brave & Stupid & Smart & Happy-Ever-After & Doomed (self-released) [09-29] - folk
  • Jeffrey Lewis: 2020 Tapes: Shelter-at-Home Recordings & Pandemos (self-released) [09-29] - folk
  • David Liebman/Randy Brecker/Marc Copland/Drew Gress/Joey Baron: Quint5t (Inner Voice Jazz) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Lil Baby: My Turn (Quality Control) [02-28] - trap rap [**]
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake (Atlantic) [03-06] - trap rap [*]
  • Lil Wayne: Funeral (Young Money) [01-31] - trap rap [**]
  • Lil Wayne: No Ceilings 3 (Young Money) [11-27] - trap rap
  • Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg: Largest Afternoon (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia (Warner) [03-27] - pop [A-]
  • Dua Lipa & the Blessed Madonna: Club Future Nostalgia (Warner) [08-28] - house [***]
  • Liquid Quintet: Bouquet (Sirulita -19) [2019-07-04] - jazz
  • Brian Lisik: Gudbye Stoopid Whirled (Cherokee Queen) [10-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lithics: Tower of Age (Trouble in Mind) [06-05] - post-punk [A-]
  • Little Simz: Drop 6 (Age 101 -EP) [05-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Liv.E: Couldn't Wait to Tell You . . . (In Real Life) [07-31] - r&b [*]
  • Charles Lloyd: 8: Kindred Spirits (Live From the Lobero) (Blue Note) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Logic: No Pressure (Def Jam) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Mark Lomax II & the Urban Art Ensemble: 400 Years Suite (CFG Multimedia) [01-20] - jazz [A]
  • The Mark Lomax Trio: The Last Concert: Ankh & the Tree of Life (CFG Multimedia) [08-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Lomelda: Hannah (Double Double Whammy) [09-04] - indie folk [*]
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Joe McPhee: No Time Left for Sadness (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet: Believe, Believe (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Brandon Lopez Trio: Triptych (self-released) [03-20] - jazz
  • David Lord: Forest Standards Vol 2 (BIG EGO) [10-09] - jazz [**]
  • Lionel Loueke: HH (Edition) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Lydia Loveless: Daughter (Honey, You're Gonna Be Late) [09-25] - country [*]
  • Low Cut Connie: Private Lives (Contender) [10-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets: Live at Haw River Ballroom (Yep Roc) [04-24]
  • LP and the Vinyl: Heard and Seen (OA2) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Rob Luft: Life Is the Dancer (Edition) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Luka Productions & Kandiafa: Music From Saharan WhatsApp Volume 6 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [06-19] - African [**]
  • Corb Lund: Agricultural Tragic (New West) [04-24] - country [**]
  • Lupe Fiasco/Kaelin Ellis: House (1st & 15th -EP) [07-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Anna Lynch: Apples in the Fall (SJ21) [03-13] - folk
  • Lera Lynn: On My Own (Ruby Range) [10-23] - country [*]
  • Shelby Lynne: Shelby Lynne (Thirty Tigers) [04-17] - country
  • Hayoung Lyou: Metamorphosis (Endectomorph Music) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • Lyrics Born & Cutso: Lyrics Born & Cutso Present Rapp Nite (self-released -EP -19) [2019-06-17] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley: Known/Unknown (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Lytton/Joker Nies/Richard Scott/George Wissel: Do They Do Those in Red? (Sound Anatomy) - jazz
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Mabern (Smoke Sessions) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Machine Girl: U-Void Synthesizer (1818199 DK2) [02-27] - electronic [B-]
  • Madre Vaca: Winterreise (Madre Vaca) [06-04] - jazz [B]
  • The Magnetic Fields: Quickies (Nonesuch) [05-15] - indie pop [*]
  • Roberto Magris: Suite! (JMood) [08-17] - jazz [**]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio (Whirlwind) [06-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Luca T Mai: Heavenly Guide (Trost) [03-13] - jazz [B]
  • Tkay Maidza: Last Year Was Weird (Vol 2) (4AD -EP) [08-07] - pop rap [**]
  • Majamisty Trio: Organic (Mistyland) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Major Lazer: Music Is the Weapon (Mad Decent) [10-23] - dancehall [**]
  • Emi Makabe: Anniversary (Greenleaf Music) [10-30] - jazz
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: Modes of Communication: Letters From the Underworlds (Blue Note) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Mako Sica/Hamid Drake: Balancing Tear (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques (Matador) [03-06] - folk rock [*]
  • Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Maluma: Papi Juancho (Sony Latin) [08-21] - reggaeton [**]
  • Denise Mangiardi: Brown Book (Alice's Loft Music) [02-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jacam Manricks: Samadhi (Manricks Music) [09-04] - jazz [U]
  • Carla Marciano Quartet: Psychosis: Homage to Bernard Herrmann (Challenge) [11-01] - jazz [***]
  • Roc Marciano: Marcielago (Marci) [01-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Roc Marciano: Mt Marci (Marci) [11-30] - hip-hop [*]
  • Gregoire Maret/Romain Collin/Bill Frisell: Americana (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Gia Margaret: Mia Gargaret (Orindal) [06-12] - ambient [*]
  • Laura Marling: Song for Our Daughter (Chrysalis/Partisan) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marlowe [L'Orange & Solemn Brigham]: Marlowe 2 (Mello Music Group) [08-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Thomas Marriott: Trumpet Ship (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (Milan) [12-03] - jazz [B]
  • Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Party (Troubadour Jass) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Marsalis: Live (Basin Street) - jazz
  • Brian Marsella: Gatos Do Sul (Tzadik) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper/9th Wonder/Kamasi Washington: Dinner Party (Sounds of Crenshaw -EP) [07-10] - neo-soul [*]
  • Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper/9th Wonder/Kamasi Washington: Dinner Party: Dessert (Sounds of Crenshaw -EP) [10-09] - neo-soul [*]
  • Terrace Martin: Village Days (Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire -EP) [12-11] - neo-soul [**]
  • Lauren Mascitti: God Made a Woman (Lauren Mascitti) [01-08] - country
  • Masma Dream World: Play at Night (Northern Spy) [09-25] - African [B]
  • Sabir Mateen/Patrick Holmes/Federico Ughi: Survival Situation (577) - jazz [**]
  • Sabir Mateen/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: Creation (577) [12-18] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Matheny: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field -EP) [04-14] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: When Angels Fall (WMQ/Agora Muzyka -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Orchestra: Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem) [11-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Christian McBride Big Band: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Ashley McBryde: Never Will (Warner Nashville) [04-03] - country [**]
  • McCarthy Trenching: Perfect Game (self-released) [10-23] - alt/indie [***]
  • Anna McClellan: I Saw First Light (Father/Daughter) [11-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Juliet McConkey: Disappearing Girl (Juliet McConkey) [08-21] - country
  • Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings E&F Sides (International Anthem) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Chad McCullough: Forward (Outside In Music) [10-16] - jazz
  • Thollem McDonas/William Parker/Nels Cline: Gowanus Sessions II (ESP-Disk) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • Zara McFarlane: Songs of an Unknown Tongue (Brownswood) [07-17] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mike McGinnis/Elias Bailey/Vinnie Sperrazza: Time Is Thicker (Open Stream Music) [02-00] - jazz [**]
  • Lori McKenna: The Balladeer (CN) [07-24] - folk [A-]
  • Arlo McKinley: Die Midwestern (Oh Boy) [08-14] - country [B]
  • Gayelynn McKinney and McKinney Zone: Zoot Suit Funk (Beatstix) - jazz [*]
  • John McLaughlin/Shankar Mahadevan/Zakir Hussain: Is That So? (Abstract Logix) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: A Night in Alchemia (Not Two) [01-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 1 (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 2 (Aerophonic) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Charles McPherson Quartet: Live at San Sebastian Jazz Festival (Quadrant) [01-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles McPherson: Jazz Dance Suites (Chazz Mack Music) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Paulette McWilliams: A Woman's Story (Blujazz) [06-30] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Medhane: Full Circle (TBHG -EP) [02-18] - hip-hop [B]
  • Medhane: Cold Water (TBHG) [05-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Suga (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Good News (300 Entertainment) [11-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau: Suite: April 2020 (Nonesuch) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Mekons: Exquisite (self-released) [06-19] - rock [***]
  • Melenas: Dias Raros (Trouble in Mind) [05-08] - alt/indie [**]
  • Myra Melford/Zeena Parkins/Miya Masaoka: MZM (Infrequent Seams -17) - jazz [**]
  • Melkbelly: Pith (Wax Nine/Carpark) [04-03] - alt/indie [B]
  • Joachim Mencel: Brooklyn Eye (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Shawn Mendes: Wonder (Island) [12-04] - pop [*]
  • Vic Mensa: V Tape (Roc Nation) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Hailu Mergia: Yene Mircha (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-27] - Ethiopia [**]
  • Meridian Brothers: Cumbia Siglo XXI (Bongo Joe) [08-21] - Latin [***]
  • Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balasz Pandi: Cuts Open (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • Pat Metheny: From This Place (Nonesuch) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Metz: Atlas Vending (Sub Pop) [10-09] - noise rock [B]
  • Lisa Mezzacappa Six: Cosmicomics (Queen Bee) - jazz
  • Ras Michael: Live by the Spirit (Hen House Studios) [01-31] - reggae [**]
  • The Microphones: Microphones in 2020 (PW Elverum & Sun) [08-07] - rock [**]
  • Mike: Weight of the World (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart (Prairie Rose) [05-27] - country [**]
  • Ron Miles: Rainbow Sign (Blue Note) [10-09] - jazz [**]
  • Buddy & Julie Miller: Lockdown Songs (self-released) [10-30] - country [***]
  • Mac Miller: Circles (Warner) [01-17] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Flo Milli: Ho, Why Is You Here? (RCA) [07-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blake Mills: Mutable Set (New Deal/Verve) [05-08] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Gianni Mimmo/Alison Blunt: Busy Butterflies (Amirani) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kylie Minogue: Disco (BMG) [11-06] - dance pop [**]
  • Ela Minus: Acts of Rebellion (Domino) [10-23] - electropop [***]
  • Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes: What Kinda Music (Beyond the Groove) [04-24] [**]
  • Nicole Mitchell/Lisa E Harris: Earthseed (FPE) [06-26] - jazz [C-]
  • Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother: Offering: Live at Le Guess Who (Don Giovanni) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Roscoe Mitchell With Ostravska Banda: Performing Distant Radio Transmission Also Nonaah Trio, Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet and 8.8.88 (Wide Hive) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Splatter (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Come and See What There Is to See (The Label) - jazz
  • Moby: All Visible Objects (Mute) [05-15] - progressive house [*]
  • Mdou Moctar: Mdou Moctar Mixtape Volume 1 (self-released) [05-01] - Saharan [***]
  • Mdou Moctar: Mdou Moctar Mixtape Vol 5 (self-released) [09-04] - Saharan
  • Noshir Mody: An Idealist's Handbook: Identity, Love and Hope in America 2020 (self-released) [07-03] - jazz [B]
  • MoE With Mette Rasmussen and Ikuro Takahasi: Painted (Relative Pitch) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna (Rune Grammofon) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Victoria Monet: Jaguar (Tribe -EP) [08-07] - r&b [**]
  • Helen Money: Atomic (Thrill Jockey) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Moodymann: Taken Away (Mahogani Music) [05-21] - deep house [***]
  • Moor Jewelry: True Opera (Don Giovanni -EP) [04-20] - punk [A-]
  • Moor Mother: Clepsydra (self-released) [05-01] - hip-hop
  • Moor Mother: Circuit City (Don Giovanni) [09-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Moor Mother & Billy Woods: Brass (Backwoodz Studioz) [12-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Michael Moore Fragile Quartet: Cretan Dialogues (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [***]
  • The NDR Bigband With Michael Moore: Sanctuary (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [***]
  • Ted Moore Trio: The Natural Order of Things (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Thurston Moore: By the Fire (Daydream Library) [09-25] - experimental rock [**]
  • Thurston Moore/John Edwards/Terry Day/John Butcher/Steve Beresford: Stovelit Lines (Weight of Wax) - jazz
  • Kevin Morby: Sundowner (Dead Oceans) [10-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • John Moreland: LP5 (Old Omens) [02-07] - Americana [**]
  • Ikue Mori & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2c (Audiographic) [05-19] - jazz
  • Ikue Mori/Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus (Libra) [12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Morris & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2b (Audiographic) [05-05] - jazz
  • Cahalen Morrison: Wealth of Sorrow (self-released) [09-04] - country [**]
  • Todd Mosby: Aerial Views (MMG) [08-28] - jazz [U]
  • Bob Mould: Blue Hearts (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Simon Moullier: Spirit Song (Outside In Music) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Mountain Goats: Songs for Pierre Chuvin (Merge) [04-10] - singer/songwriter [**]
  • The Mountain Goats: Getting Into Knives (Merge) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mr Scruff: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [03-27] - electronic
  • Mr Wrong: Create a Place (Water Wing) [01-11] - punk [***]
  • Tobin Mueller: What Survives: Radio Edits (Artsforge) [07-06] - jazz [*]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 4: Azymuth (Jazz Is Dead) [10-23] - jazz [B]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 5: Doug Carn (Jazz Is Dead) [12-11] - jazz [***]
  • Vee Mukarati: Vital Signs (Primrose -EP) [08-22] - African [*]
  • Mukdad Rothenberg Lankow: In the Wake of Memories (Clermont Music) [10-30] - jazz fusion [A-]
  • Munson-Hicks Party Supplies: Munson-Hicks Party Supplies (Soft Launch) [09-04] - rock [**]
  • Roisin Murphy: Roisin Machine (Skint) [10-02] - electronic [**]
  • Michael Musillami/Peter Madsen: Pictures (Playscape) - jazz
  • Rachel Musson: Shifa: Live in Oslo (577) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Rachel Musson: I Went This Way (577) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Angular Blues (ECM) [03-20] - jazz
  • Mythic Sunship: Changing Shapes: Live at Roadburn (El Paraiso) [01-17] - rock [**]
  • Simon Nabatov: Time Labyrinth (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Simon Nabatov: Plain (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Quinsin Nachoff: Pivotal Arc (Whirlwind) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/Shane Parish: Interactivity (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/Shane Parish/Zach Rowden: Live at Static Age Records (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • David Nance: Staunch Honey (Trouble in Mind) [11-13] - rock
  • Nas: King's Disease (Mass Appeal) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Thiago Nassif: Mente (Gearbox) [07-03] - Brazil [A-]
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic) [12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Natural Child: Natural Child [California Hotel] (Natural Child) [01-24] - rock
  • Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes: Heritage of the Invisible II (International Anthem) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Camila Nebbia: Aura (Ears & Eyes) [08-14] - jazz
  • The Necks: Three (Northern Spy) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Tami Neilson: Chicka Boom! (Outside) [02-14] - country [**]
  • Josh Nelson Trio: The Discovery Project: Live in Japan (Steel Bird) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring (Legacy) [07-03] - country [***]
  • The Neptune Power Federation: Memoirs of a Rat Queen (Cruz Del Sur -19) [2019-08-30] - metal
  • Neptunian Maximalism: Eons (Voidhanger) [06-26] - alt metal
  • Keir Neuringer/Ensemble Klang: Elegies & Litanies (Ensemble Klang) [10-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Keir Neuringer/Shayna Dulberger/Julius Masri: Dromedaries II (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Keir Neuringer & Rafal Mazur: The Continuum (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Never Weather: Blissonance (Ridgeway) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • New Orleans High Society: New Orleans High Society (1718) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • Farnell Newton: Rippin' & Rumblin' (Posi-Tone) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Nicholas: Mistaken Identity (Valcour) [08-28] - blues [**]
  • Adam Niewood: Blue as a Whistle (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Nihiloxica: Kaloli (Crammed Discs) [06-12] - electronic [**]
  • Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra: If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours (Odin) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Chicago Waves (International Anthem) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Kyle Nix: Lightning on the Mountain (Kyle Nix) [04-30] - country [*]
  • No Age: Goons Be Gone (Drag City) [06-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • No Joy: Motherhood (Joyful Noise) [08-21] - shoegaze [*]
  • Jim Noir: AM Jazz (Dook -19) [2019-12-20] - alt/indie [**]
  • Billy Nomates: Billy Nomates (Invada) [08-07] [A-]
  • Guillaume Nouaux: Guillaume Nouaux & the Stride Piano Kings (self-released) [11-00] - jazz [***]
  • Eva Novoa: Satellite Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-27] - jazz [*]
  • Adam Nussbaum: Leadbelly Reimagined (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Nutria: Meeting in Progress (Ears & Eyes) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury (Memphis Industries) [07-10] - electronic [*]
  • Agnes Obel: Myopia (Blue Note) [02-21] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Dawn Oberg: 2020 Revision (self-released -EP) [08-05] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Oceanator: Things I Never Said (Polyvinyl) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Larry Ochs/Aram Shelton Quartet: Continental Drift (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Oddisee: Odd Cure (Outer Note) [07-17] - hip-hop [***]
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions (Zoho) [04-10] - jazz [B]
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: [#]Blacklivesmatter (CFG Multimedia -14) [2014-12-31] - jazz [***]
  • Shunzo Ohno: Runner (Pulsebeats) [04-03] - jazz [B]
  • Zephaniah OHora: Listening to the Music (Last Roundup) [08-28] - country [A-]
  • Okan: Espiral (Lulaworld) [10-09] - Latin jazz [***]
  • Miles Okazaki: Trickster's Dream (Pi) - jazz
  • Okuden Quartet [Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Hamid Drake]: Every Dog Has His Day but It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter (ESP-Disk) [07-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Olatuja: Lagos Pepper Soup (Whirlwind) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Old 97's: Twelfth (ATO) [08-21] - rock [***]
  • Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Douglas Olsen: 2 Cents (self-released) [11-01] - jazz [**]
  • OM [Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer]: It's About Time (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • JS Ondara: Folk N' Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation (Verve Forecast) [05-29] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • The Michael O'Neill Quartet: And Then It Rained (Jazzmo) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (Warp) [10-30] - electronic [*]
  • Onipa: We No Be Machine (Strut) [03-20] - African [***]
  • Optic Sink: Optic Sink (Goner) [10-02] - electronic [***]
  • Organic Pulse Ensemble: The Light Comes Black (Urban Waves) [01-21] - jazz
  • The Orielles: Disco Volador (Heavenly) [02-28] - alt/indie [*]
  • Orientation of We: Emergence (Off) - jazz
  • Aruan Ortiz With Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good (Brownswood) [02-28] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu: Healthy Remixes for an Ill Moment (Flu Note) [05-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound) [08-28] - elecgtronic [**]
  • Tony Oxley: Beaming (Confront) - jazz
  • Keith Oxman: Two Cigarettes in the Dark (Capri) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Pa Salieu: Send Them to Coventry (Warner Music UK) [11-13] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Jason Palmer: The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella (Giant Steps Arts -2CD) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Raphael Pannier Quartet: Faune (French Paradox) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Paris: Safe Space Invader (Guerilla Funk) [09-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Christopher Parker & Kelly Hurt: No Tears Suite (Mahakala Music) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker/Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (Revisited) (Jubilee) (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Evan Parker/Zlatko Kaucic: Arkosberg (Klopotec) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker: Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jonathan Parker: Broken Hearts & Broken Bones (Jonathan Parker Music) [05-01] - country
  • Aaron Parks: Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (Ropeadope) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Bruno Parrinha/Abdul Moimeme/Carlos Santos: A Silent Play in the Shadow of Power (Creative Sources) [10-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Theo Parrish: Wuddaji (Sound Signature) [10-02] - electronic [**]
  • Tayla Parx: Coping Mechanisms (Taylamade/Atlantic) [11-20] - pop [*]
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Imagine Growing Up (We Jazz) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Esme Patterson: There Will Come Soft Rains (BMG) [03-06] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Pavoguchi: III (Aklovap) [07-03] - jazz
  • Waylon Payne: Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & Me (Carnival) [09-11] - country [***]
  • Pearl Jam: Gigaton (Monkeywrench/Republic) [03-27] - alt/indie [B]
  • Grant Peeples: Bad Wife (Rootball) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Vincent Peirani/Emile Parisien: Abrazo (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: The Art of Intimacy, Vol 1 (HighNote) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Tivon Pennicott: Spirit Garden (New Phrase) [10-27] - jazz [B]
  • Pere Ubu: By Order of Mayor Pawlicki: Live in Jarocin (Cherry Red) [06-26] - rock [**]
  • Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm (Jazzheads) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Amalgam (Mahakala Music) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman & Arcado String Trio: Deep Resonance (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman/Pascal Marzan: Dust of Light/Ears Drawing Sounds (Setola di Maiale/Ibeji) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari: The Purity of Desire (Not Two) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: Shamanism (Mahakala Music) [12-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Perfume Genius: Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador) [05-15] - art pop [*]
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra: Love Is a Temporary Madness (self-released) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Penya Na Msafiri Zawose: Penya Safari EP (On the Corner) [01-24] - African [*]
  • Ben Perowsky/John Medeski/Chris Speed: Upstream (El Destructo -19) [2019-10-31] - jazz [***]
  • Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot (X2) [01-24] - electropop [***]
  • Malin Pettersen: Wildhorse (Die With Your Boots On) [10-16] - country [**]
  • Zach Phillips: The Wine of Youth (self-released) [04-03] - rock [*]
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals (Rocket) [04-03] - stoner metal [B]
  • Charles Pillow Ensemble: Chamber Jazz (Summit) [02-07] - jazz [B]
  • Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia (Anti-) [04-17] - art pop [**]
  • Pinegrove: Marigold (Rough Trade) [01-17] - alt/indie [*]
  • Pink Siifu/Yungmorpheus: Bag Talk (Field Left -19) [2019-12-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pink Siifu: Negro (Field-Left) [04-29] - hip-hop [B]
  • Anthony Pirog: Pocket Poem (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Chris Pitsiokos: Speak in Tongues and Hope for the Gift of Interpretation (Relative Pitch) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Pitsiokos: Aswoon (self-released) [11-13] - jazz
  • Mikkel Ploug: Balcony Lullabies (Stunt) [10-04] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Poland: Resistance (Ropeadope) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Polo G: The Goat (Columbia) [05-15] - trap rap [**]
  • Polwechsel & Klaus Lang: Unseen (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Valery Ponomarev Big Band: Live! Our Father Who Art Blakey: The Centennial (Summit) [01-17] - jazz [B]
  • Pop Smoke: Meet the Woo 2 (Victor Victor/Republic) [02-07] - mixtape [*]
  • Pop Smoke: Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (Republic) [07-03] - trap rap [*]
  • Popcaan: Fixtape (OVO Sound/Warner) [08-07] - reggae [**]
  • Poppy: I Disagree (Sumerian) [01-10] - alt metal [*]
  • Porridge Radio: Every Bad (Secretly Canadian) [03-13] - alt/indie [*]
  • Gregory Porter: All Rise (Blue Note) [08-26] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ryan Porter & the West Coast Get Down: Live in Paris at New Morning (World Galaxy) [06-12] - jazz [***]
  • Porter Union: Loved & Lost (Porter Union) [03-06] - country
  • Tineke Postma: Freya (Edition) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Potsa Lotsa XL: Silk Songs for Space Dogs (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Chris Potter: There Is a Tide (Edition) [12-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Pottery: Welcome to Bobby's Motel (PTKF) [06-26] - alt/indie [*]
  • PRAED Orchestra: Live in Sharjah (Morphine) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Lyra Pramuk: Fountain (Bedroom Community) [03-20] - art pop
  • Noah Preminger: Contemptment (SteepleChase) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Pretenders: Hate for Sale (BMG) [07-17] - pop/rock [***]
  • Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels Cline: Music From the Early 21st Century (RareNoise) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Margo Price: That's How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista) [07-10] - country [*]
  • Margo Price: Perfectly Imperfect at the Ryman (Loma Vista) [11-13] - country [**]
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Transparency (Dafnison Music) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Is Beautiful (Platoon) [02-26] - pop rap [***]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Sucks (Platoon -EP) [02-26] - pop rap [**]
  • Protoje: In Search of Lost Time (RCA) [08-28] - reggae [**]
  • Protomartyr: Ultimate Success Today (Domino) [07-17] - art punk [**]
  • Katie Pruitt: Expectations (Rounder) [02-21] - country [*]
  • Psychedelic Furs: Made of Rain (Cooking Vinyl) [07-31] - alt/indie [*]
  • Public Enemy: What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? (Def Jam) [09-25] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jure Pukl: Broken Circles (Whirlwind) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • PUP: This Place Sucks Ass (BMG -EP) [10-23] - pop punk [*]
  • Purna Loka Ensemble: Metaraga (Origin) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • PVRIS: Use Me (Warner) [08-28] - pop [B]
  • Quelle Chris & Chris Keys: Innocent Country 2 (Mello Music Group) [04-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ester Quevedo Quintet: Trabalenguas (UnderPool) [04-02] - jazz
  • Francis Quinlan: Likewise (Saddle Creek) [01-31] - indie pop [*]
  • Qwanqwa: Volume 3 (Wuzzawazee Industries) [09-11] - Ethiopian
  • Bruno Raberg/Jason Robinson/Bob Weiner: The Urgency of Now (Creative Nation Music) [08-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Duo From the Heart (Abray) [04-12] - jazz [**]
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here -EP) [08-14] - country [**]
  • Tom Rainey/Ingrid Laubrock: Stir Crazy (self-released) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree: Names of North End Women (Mute) [02-21] [*]
  • Ratboys: Printer's Devil (Topshelf) [02-28] - indie pop [*]
  • Enrico Rava/Matthew Herbert/Giovanni Guidi: For Mario (Live) (Accidental) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Moment of Change (Redefinition) [04-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tim Ray: Excursions and Adventures (Whaling City Sound) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Reciprocal Uncles [Gianni Lenoci/Gianni Mimmo]: The Whole Thing (Amirani) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • RED Trio/Celebration Band: 10th Anniversary Concert (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Round Again (Nonesuch) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Eric Reed: For a Time Such as This (Smoke Sessions) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Reeder: Every Which Way (Oh Boy) [06-05] - folk [B]
  • Rempis/Rosaly Duo: Codes/Myths (Aerophonic -2CD) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Jim Baker/Ingebright Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: Millenniums (Aerophonic) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Rempis/Terrie Ex/Tim Daisy: Sugar Shack (Aerophonic) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Triple Tube (Not Two) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Rempis Percussion Quartet: The Long Haul (Aerophonic) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Jeff Parker/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Jeremy Cunningham: Stringers and Struts (Aerophonic) [12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Andrew Renfroe: Dark Grey EP (self-released -EP) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Renzi: Arm-Sized Legging (Three P's) - jazz
  • Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby: For All We Know (MCG Jazz) [02-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Reverso [Frank Woeste/Vincent Courtois/Ryan Keberle]: The Melodic Line (Out Note) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (Pyroclastic) [09-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came to Kill Us (Island) [03-27] - trap rap [**]
  • Jenny Reynolds: Any Kind of Angel (Pretty Okay Music) [06-19] - folk [**]
  • Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 1) (Silicone -19) [2019-12-20] - electronic [*]
  • Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 2) (Silicone) [01-20] - electronic [*]
  • Rheinzand: Rheinzand (Music for Dreams) [03-20] - electronic
  • Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (Atlantic -19) [2019-12-06] - trap rap [B]
  • Rodney Rice: Same Shirt, Different Day (Moody Spring Music) [08-11] - country [***]
  • Steph Richards: Supersense (Northern Spy) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Logan Richardson: Afrofuturism (WAX Industry) [09-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Ridiculous Trio: The Ridiculous Trio Plays the Stooges (Modern Harmonic) [07-17] - rock [**]
  • Howard Riley: More Listening, More Hearing (Slam) - jazz
  • Stephen Riley: Friday the 13th (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Penny Rimbaud: Arthur Rimbaud in Verdun (One Little Independent) [11-20] - jazz
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan (Saungu) [09-16] - Latin jazz [**]
  • RJ & the Assignment: Hybrid Harmony (self-released) [01-24] - jazz [B]
  • Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas: The Truth (Otoroku) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Troy Roberts: Stuff I Heard (Toy Robot Music) [04-10] - jazz
  • Jason Robinson & Eric Hofbauer: Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft (Accretions) [05-25] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Robinson: Harmonic Constituent (Playscape) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: I Can Still Hear You (StorySound) [10-30] - folk
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Selbstportrait: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B) [04-10] - electronic [**]
  • Jorge Roeder: El Suelo Mio (T-Town) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer Vol 2 (Lil' Buddy Toons) [05-08] - country [*]
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop) [06-05] - jangle pop [**]
  • Romare: Home (Ninja Tune) [07-31] - electronic [**]
  • Rent Romus/Heikki Koskinen/Life's Blood Ensemble: Manala (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Rent Romus' Lords of Outland: 25 Years Under the Mountain (Edgetone -19) [2019-10-22] - jazz
  • Christian Ronn/Aram Shelton: Multiring (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Roots Magic: Take Root Among the Stars (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • ROPE [Frank Paul Schubert/Uwe Oberg/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders]: Open Ends (Trouble in the East) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Caroline Rose: Superstar (New West) [03-06] - pop [B]
  • Whitney Rose: We Still Go to Rodeos (MCG) [04-24] - Americana [***]
  • Rose City Band: Summerlong (Thrill Jockey) [05-15] - alt/indie [*]
  • Mara Rosenbloom: Respiration (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings (One Trick Dog) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Absurd in the Anthropocene (Gearbox) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Points on an Infinite Line (Orenda) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: No Dream (Polyvinyl) [05-20] - punk revival [B]
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio: Angels Around (Heartcore) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Roshin: Unrequited (self-released) [11-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Joel Ross: Who Are You (Blue Note) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Suzanna Ross: Is Bewitched* . . . *Not Bothered, Not Bewildered (self-released) [03-20] - vocal jazz [B]
  • David Rothenberg: Nightingales in Berlin (Terra Nova -19) [2019-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Rother: Dreamimg (Groenland) [09-04] - electronic [**]
  • Claire Rousay: A Heavenly Touch (Already Dead) [04-17] - electronic [B]
  • Scott Routenberg: Inside (Summit) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Royce Da 5'9": The Allegory (EOne) [02-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rudy Royston: PaNOptic (Greenleaf Music) [06-19] - jazz
  • Andreas Roysum Ensemble: Andreas Roysum Ensemble (Motvind) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola: Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo (Top Stop Music) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Benny Rubin Jr Quartet: Know Say or See (Benny Jr Music) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Adam Rudolph/Ralph M. Jones/Hamid Drake: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Shelly Rudolph: The Way We Love (OA2) [05-15] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Chanda Rule + Sweet Emma Band: Hold On (Blujazz/PAO) - jazz [**]
  • Charles Rumback: June Holiday (Astral Spirits) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rumer: Nashville Tears: The Songs of Hugh Prestwood (Cooking Vinyl) [08-14] - country [**]
  • Run the Jewels: RTJ4 (Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG) [06-03] - hip-hop [A]
  • Bree Runway: 2000and4Eva (Virgin EMI -EP) [11-06] - pop rap [***]
  • Jeff Rupert/George Garzone: The Ripple (Rupe Media) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Bobby Rush: Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush) [08-28] - blues [***]
  • Ray Russell: Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Markus Rutz: Blueprints: Figure Two: New Designs (OA2) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy (ECM) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • Sad13: Haunted Painting (Wax Nine) [09-25] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Sada Baby: Skuba Sada 2 (Asylum) [03-19] - hip-hop
  • Sada Baby: Bartier Bounty 2 (Big Squad) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Saint Jhn: While the World Was Burning (Hitco) [11-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Common Flow (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Rare Ebb (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo) [11-01] - jazz
  • Dua Saleh: Rosetta (Against Giants -EP) [06-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The New Immigrant Experience: Music Inspired by Conversations With Dreamers (Tapestry -2CD) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Dino Saluzzi: Albores (ECM) [11-06] - jazz
  • Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell: How to Turn the Moon (Pyroclastic) [10-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Christian Sands: Be Water (Mack Avenue) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Oumou Sangare: Acoustic (No Format!) [06-19] - African [**]
  • The John Santos Sextet: Art of the Descarga (Smithsonian Folkways) [08-07] - jazz [***]
  • Sa-Roc: The Sharecropper's Daughter (Rhymesayers) [10-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Sault: Untitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals) [06-19] - neo-soul [***]
  • Sault: Untitled (Rise) (Forever Living Originals) [09-18] - neo-soul [***]
  • Carl Saunders: Jazz Trumpet (Summit) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Tiwa Savage: Celia (Universal) [08-27] - Afrobeat [*]
  • Rina Sawayama: Sawayama (Dirty Hit) [04-17] - dance pop [B-]
  • Scenes: Trapeze (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Schapiro 17: New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 (Summit -2CD) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Schlippenbach/Narvesen Duo: Liminal Field (Not Two -19) [2019-08-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: Slow Pieces for Aki (Intakt) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords (ArtistShare -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz: Cell Walk (Songlines) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Dieter Manderscheid/Martin Blume: Spindrift (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Martin Blume: Forge (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Diane Schuur: Running on Faith (Jazzheads) [05-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Alvin Schwaar/Banz Oester/Noe Frankle: Travellin' Light (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • J Peter Schwalm/Arve Henriksen: Neuzeit (RareNoise) [11-27] - jazz [**]
  • Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band: Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • John Scofield: Swallow Tales (ECM) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Axiom (Ropeadope) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Darrell Scott: Sings the Blues of Hank Williams (Full Light) [04-24] - country [B]
  • Darrell Scott: Jaroso (Full Light) [10-22] - country [*]
  • Ray Scott: Nowhere Near Done (Jethropolitan -EP) [02-21] - country [**]
  • Gil Scott-Heron: We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (XL) [02-07] - nu jazz [**]
  • Brandon Seabrook With Cooper-Moore & Gerald Cleaver: Exultations (Astral Spirits) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • The Secret Sisters: Saturn Return (New West) [02-28] - Americana [*]
  • Jeannie Seely: An American Classic (Curb) [08-14] - country [B]
  • Mark Segger Sextet: Lift Off (18th Note) [02-07] - jazz [***]
  • Lingo Seini Et Son Groupe: Musique Hauka (Sahel Sounds) [08-07] - African [**]
  • Serengeti & Kenny Segal: Ajai (Cohn) [04-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Serengeti: With Greg From Deerhoof (Joyful Noise) [10-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Sara Serpa: Recognition (Biophilia) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Sestetto Internazionale: Live in Munich 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Sevdaliza: Shabrang (Twisted Elegance) [08-28] - art pop [**]
  • Dave Sewelson: More Music for a Free World (Mahakala Music) [02-21] - jazz [A-]
  • SFJazz Collective: Live: SFJazz Center 2019: 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis In a Silent Way and Sly & the Family Stone Stand! (SFJazz) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors: We Are Sent Here by History (Impulse!) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Shabazz Palaces: The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop) [04-17] - abstract hip-hop [**]
  • Tim Shaghoian: Gentle Beacons (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Shamir: Shamir (self-released) [10-02] - indie pop [B]
  • Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink (Infectious Music) [06-26] - alt singer-songwriter [**]
  • Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline (Anti-) [01-24] - chamber pop [**]
  • Paul Shaw Quintet: Moment of Clarity (Summit) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Archie Shepp/Raw Poetic/Damu the Fudgemunk: Ocean Bridges (Redefinition) [05-22] - crossover jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley: What If? (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (RogueArt -19) [2018-11-09] - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: The Unidentifiable (ESP-Disk) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Matthew Shipp/Rob Brown: Then Now (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: The Reward: Solo Piano Suite in Four Movements (RogueArt) [10-13] - jazz
  • Shopping: All or Nothing (FatCat) [02-07] - post-punk [A-]
  • Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: An Evening in Paris (Musik Bloc) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Marie Simmons: NoteSpeak: Amori E Tragedie in Musica (Ropeadope) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Sturgill Simpson: Cuttin' Grass Vol 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) (High Top Mountain) [10-16] - country [A-]
  • Sturgill Simpson: Cuttin' Grass Vol 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) (High Top Mountain) [12-11] - country [A-]
  • Lori Sims/Andrew Rathbun/Jeremy Siskind: Impressions of Debussy (Centaur) [05-15] - jazz [B]
  • Oyvind Skarbo/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Kris Davis/Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire (Clean Feed) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Skepta, Chip & Young Adz: Insomnia (SKC M29) [03-27] - UK trap rap [**]
  • Viktor Skokic Sextett: Basement Music (Jazzland) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Skurkar: Skjulte Motiver (Ora Fonogram) [09-11] - jazz [***]
  • Skyzoo: Milestones (Mello Music Group -EP) [06-19] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Skyzoo & Dumbo Station: The Bluest Note (Tuff Kong -EP) [04-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Slotface: Sorry for the Late Reply (Propeller) [01-31] - alt/indie [***]
  • Bette Smith: The Good, the Bad and the Bette (Ruf) [09-25] - r&b [**]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Barry Schrader: Pacific Light and Water, Wu Xing Cycle of Destruction (Ex Machina) - jazz
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Micah Thomas/Linda May Han Oh/Nate Smith: In Common 2 (Whirlwind) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Gary Smulyan: Our Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cory Smythe: Accelerate Every Voice (Pyroclastic) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • Sneaks: Happy Birthday (Merge) [08-21] - alt/indie [***]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: The Swiftest Traveler (Trost) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jim Snidero: Project-K (Savant) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Born Deadly (Fontana North -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Soccer Mommy: Color Theory (Loma Vista) [02-28] - pop/rock [***]
  • Soft Machine: Live at the Baked Potato (Moonjune) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? (Thrill Jockey) [05-01] - electropop [*]
  • James Solace: Mind Music (Hot Creations -EP) [02-09] - electronic [**]
  • James Solace: Setting Sun/The Light (Four Thirty Two -EP) [04-24] - electdronic [**]
  • Martial Solal & Dave Liebman: Masters in Paris (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Soldier: Zajal (Mulatta) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper (Salon Africana -2CD) [07-10] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Sonar With David Torn: Tranceportation (Volume 2) (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Sondheim & Azure Carter: Plaguesong (ESP-Disk) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Songhoy Blues: Optimisme (Transgressive/Fat Possum) [10-23] - Saharan [**]
  • Tyshawn Sorey: Unfiltered (self-released) [03-04] - jazz
  • Sorry: 925 (Domino) [03-27] - alt/indie [**]
  • South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza (Summit) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Spanish Love Songs: Brave Faces Everyone (Pure Noise) [02-07] - Emo [B-]
  • Sparks: A Steady Drip Drip Drip (BMG) [05-15] - art pop [B-]
  • SPAZA: Uprize! (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Speaker Music: Of Desire, Longing (Planet Mu -19) [2019-12-06] - elelectronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Processing Intimacy (Planet Mu) [03-24] - electronic [***]
  • Speaker Music: Percussive Therapy (Planet Mu -EP) [05-01] - electronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry (Planet Mu) [06-19] - electronic [A-]
  • Special Interest: The Passion Of (Thrilling Living) [06-19] - synthpunk [***]
  • The Bobby Spellman Nonet: Revenge of the Cool (Sunnyside) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Alister Spence: Whirlpool: Solo Piano (Alister Spence Music -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Spero + Spirit Fingers: Peace (Ropeadope) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Spillage Village: Spilligion (Dreamville/SinceThe80s/Interscope) [09-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Stephane Spira/Giovanni Mirabassi: Improkofiev (Jazzmax) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Sports Team: Deep Down Happy (Bright Antenna) [06-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Kandace Springs: The Women Who Raised Me (Blue Note) [03-27] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You (Columbia) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Squarepusher: Be Up a Hello (Warp) [01-31] - electronic [*]
  • Chris Stapleton: Starting Over (Mercury Nashville) [11-13] - country [**]
  • Dayna Stephens Trio: Liberty (Contagious Music) [02-28] - jazz [***]
  • Dayna Stephens: Right Now! Live at the Village Vanguard (Contagious Music -2CD) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Leni Stern: 4 (LSR) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams: Aporia (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-24] - new age [*]
  • Sufjan Stevens: The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-25] - art pop [A-]
  • Grant Stewart Quartet: Rise and Shine (Cellar Live) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Stewart: Exposure Quintet (Astral Spirits) [10-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Macie Stewart & Kia Kohl: Recipe for a Boiled Egg (Astral Spirits) [12-04] - jazz [*]
  • Stillefelt: Stillefelt (Stoney Lane) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Stine Trio: Fresh Demons (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Stirrup + 6: The Avondale Edition (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz
  • Stormzy: Heavy Is the Head (Merky/Atlantic -19) [2019-12-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Stove God Cooks: Reasonable Drought (The Conglomeration Entertainment) [03-27] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bartees Strange: Live Forever (Memory Music) [10-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Cecilie Strange: Blue (April) [05-29] - jazz
  • The Streets: None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive (Island) [07-10] - British rap [**]
  • STRFKR: Future Past Life (Polyvinyl) [04-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Strokes: The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA) [04-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Nora Jane Struthers: Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words (Blue Pig Music) [02-21] - country [*]
  • Dave Stryker With Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band: Blue Soul (Strikezone) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Dougie Stu: Familiar Future (Ropeadope) [10-16] - jazz [B]
  • Harry Styles: Fine Line (Columbia -19) [2019-12-13] - pop [C+]
  • Ray Suhy & Lewis Porter Quartet: Transcendent (Sunnyside) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Moses Sumney: Grae: Part 1 (Jagjaguwar) [02-21] - art pop [B]
  • Kevin Sun: (Un)seaworthy (Endectomorph Music) [11-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling (Strut) [10-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunflowers: Endless Voyage (Stolen Body) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Sunwatchers: Oh Yeah? (Trouble in Mind) [04-10] - instrumental rock [B]
  • Superposition: Superposition (We Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Neil Swainson Quintet: 49th Parallel (1987, Reel to Real) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It (Joyful Noise) [03-06] - country soul [**]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Recorded Live at the Machine Shop Recording Studio (Aunt Daddy) [11-13] - country [***]
  • Sweeping Promises: Hunger for a Way Out (Feel It) [08-14] - post-punk [A-]
  • Steve Swell: The Center Will Hold (Not Two) [06-00] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Swell Quintet Soul Travelers With Leena Conquest: Astonishments (RogueArt) [02-11] - jazz [A]
  • Emma Swift: Blonde on the Tracks (Tiny Ghost) [08-14] - alt-country [B]
  • Taylor Swift: Folklore (Republic) [07-24] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic) [12-11] - pop [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Deep End Shallow (Out of Your Head) [03-20] - jazz [B-]
  • Sylvan Esso: Free Love (Loma Vista) [09-25] - electropop [**]
  • Sylvan Esso: WITH (Loma Vista) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Tani Tabbal Trio: Now Then (Tao Forms) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Craig Taborn/Dave King: The Tower Tapes #3 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Talibam! With Silke Eberhard and Nikolaus Neuser: This Week Is in Two Weeks (ESP-Disk) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Ohad Talmor Newsreel: Long Forms (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Tame Impala: The Slow Rush (Interscope) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Tamikrest: Tamotait (Glitterbeat) [03-27] - Saharan [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Ramon Lopez: Mantle (Not Two) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Jorma Tapio & Kaski: Aliseen (577) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alexa Tarantino: Charity (Posi-Tone) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sophie Tassignon: Mysteries Unfold (RareNoise) [04-24] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley: Birdland, Neuburg 2011 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Chad Taylor Trio: The Daily Biological (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Teyana Taylor: The Album (Def Jam) [06-19] - r&b [***]
  • Tchami: Year Zero (Confession) [10-23] - electronic [**]
  • Teenage Halloween: Teenage Halloween (Don Giovanni) [09-18] - rock [*]
  • Tell No Lies: Anasyrma (Aut) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • The Tender Things: How You Make a Fool (Spaceflight) [03-27] - country [B]
  • Henri Texier: Chance (Label Bleu) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Thaba: Eyes Rest Their Feet (Soundway) [11-06] - world [*]
  • Thank Your Lucky Stars: Girl in Her 29s (Sounds Deevine) - alt/indie [A-]
  • Thelonious Monster: Oh That Monster (Outliner) [11-03] - alt/indie [***]
  • Thick: 5 Years Behind (Epitaph) [03-06] - garage punk [**]
  • The Third Mind: The Third Mind (Yep Roc) [02-14] [A-]
  • The Brianna Thomas Band: Everybody Knows (Breathline) [10-02] - jazz
  • Micah Thomas: Tide (self-released) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Thomas: Event Horizon (Giant Step Arts -2CD) [05-08] - jazz [***]
  • Richard Thompson: Bloody Noses (Beeswing -EP) [09-11] - folk [***]
  • Threadbare [Jason Stein/Ben Cruz/Emerson Hunton]: Silver Dollar (NoBusiness) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Emergency Exit (Wide Hive) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Throwing Muses: Sun Racket (Fire) [09-04] - alt/indie [*]
  • Thumbscrew: The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Thundercat: It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder) [04-03] - funk [B]
  • TI: The LIBRA (Grand Hustle/Empire) [10-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • The TNEK Jazz Quintet: Plays the Music of Sam Jones (TNEK Jazz) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • Pam Tillis: Looking for a Feeling (Stellar Cat) [04-24] - country [*]
  • Kris Tiner: In the Ground and Overhead (Epigraph) - jazz
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part I (IOT -EP) [03-13] - electronic [**]
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part II (IOT -EP) [04-00] - electronic [*]
  • TOC: Indoor (Circum-Disc) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • TOC & Dave Rempis: Closed for Safety Reasons (Circum-Disc) [09-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles Tolliver: Connect (Gearbox) [07-31] - jazz [***]
  • Fumi Tomita Featuring David Detweiler: Celebrating Bird/A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Next Level) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Toots & the Maytals: Got to Be Tough (BMG/WEA) [08-28] - reggae [*]
  • Cat Toren's Human Kind: Scintillating Beauty (New Focus) [09-11] - jazz [***]
  • David Torn: Fur/Torn (Screwgun) [05-01] - jazz
  • Sun of Goldfinger [David Torn/Ches Sith/Tim Berne]: Congratulations to You (Screwgun) [07-03] - jazz
  • Torres: Silver Tongue (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • Touche Amore: Lament (Epitaph) [10-09] - screamo [**]
  • Tenille Townes: The Lemonade Stand (Columbia Nashville) [06-26] - pop [**]
  • Laura Toxvaerd: Tidens Strom (ILK -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Laura Toxvaerd: Drapery (ILK -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Trees Speak: Ohms (Soul Jazz) [03-06] - electronic [*]
  • TRi/O: Try the Veal (Slidtone) - jazz
  • Tricky: Fall to Pieces (False Idols) [09-04] - electronic [*]
  • Trio Linguale [Kevin Woods/John Stowell/Miles Black]: Signals (Origin) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Lennie Tristano Centennial Quartet: Live @ Berklee (Altered Music Productions) [12-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Tropos: Axioms // 75 AB (Biophilia) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Andreas Tschopp Bubaran: Tumbuk (Enja/Yellowbird) [09-25] - jazz [B]
  • Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp) [04-03] - art rock [**]
  • Josh Turner: Country State of Mind (MCA Nashville) [08-21] - coutry [**]
  • Jeff Tweedy: Love Is the King (dBpm) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Two Weeks Notice: A Calm, Measured Response (Fake Four -EP) [12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ty Dolla $ign: Featuring Ty Dolla $ign (Atlantic) [10-23] - hip-hop [B]
  • Oded Tzur: Here Be Dragons (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Etuk Ubong: Africa Today (Night Dreamer) [06-19] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Kali Uchis: To Feel Alive (Virgin EMI/Interscope -EP) [04-24] - pop [B]
  • Kali Uchis: Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) (Interscope) [11-18] - Latin pop [*]
  • Ugly Beauty: Ugly Beauty (self-released) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Ulery: Pollinator (Woolgathering) [08-04] - jazz [**]
  • Birgit Ulher/Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [B-]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Air Power! (self-released) - jazz [B-]
  • The United States Air Force Band: Jazz Heritage Series: 2019 Highlights (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Diego Urcola Quartet Featuring Paquito D'Rivera: El Duelo (Sunnyside) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Stein Urheim: Downhill Uplift (Hubro) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • US Girls: Heavy Light (4AD) [03-06] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Ogrim/Anders Berg/Per Anders Nilsson: Isn Hi Lagt Sae Pa Fjellvatna (Simlas) [11-17] - jazz [***]
  • Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Jose Marti En Nueva York (Greenleaf Music) [07-23] - Latin jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Unexpected Alchemy (Not Two -7CD -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Hamid Drake/Gianni Trovalusci/Luigi Ceccarelli: Open Border (Audiographic) [03-23] - jazz
  • Cristina Vane: Old Played New (Blue Tip) [07-01] - blues [***]
  • Cristina Vane: The Magnolia Sessions (Anti-Corp) [12-18] - blues [**]
  • Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro) [11-13] - jazz [**]
  • Gary Versace: All for Now (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Raf Vertessen Quartet: LOI (El Negocito) [10-02] - jazz
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Amen Andrews (Hypercolour) [05-29] - electronic [**]
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Modern Rave (Hypercolour) [06-26] - electronic [***]
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Rave Hop (Hypercolour) [07-31] - electronic [**]
  • Luis Vicente: Mare (Cipsela) [06-23] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente/John Dikeman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Goes Without Saying, but It's Got to Be Said (JACC) [10-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Fay Victor's SoundNoiseFunk: We've Had Enough! (ESP-Disk) [10-30] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Filippo Vignato: Heidelberg: Live at Enjoy Jazz (Auand) [07-17] - jazz
  • Vilde & Inga: How Forests Think (SOFA)
  • Village of the Sun Feat Binker & Moses: Village of the Sun/Ted (Gearbox -EP) [01-31] - jazz [B]
  • Will Vinson/Gilad Hekselman/Antonio Sanchez: Trio Grande (Whirlwind) [11-13] - jazz
  • Virtual Company: Virtual Company (Confront) [06-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Lou Volpe: Before & After (Jazz Guitar) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Venn -EP) [06-05] - British hip-hop
  • Loudon Wainwright III With Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks: I'd Rather Lead a Band (Search Party) [10-09] - trad jazz [**]
  • Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow the Rules (BMG) [07-10] - adult alt [B-]
  • Ulf Wakenius: Taste of Honey (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz [B]
  • Wako: Wako (Ora Fonogram) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Anne Waldman: Sciamachy (Fast Speaking Music) [05-08] - poetry [**]
  • Kelsey Waldon: They'll Never Keep Us Down (Oh Boy -EP) [11-20] - country [***]
  • Summer Walker: Life on Earth (LVRN/Interscope -EP) [07-10] - r&b [B]
  • Colter Wall: Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda) [08-27] - country [**]
  • Jim Waller Big Band: Bucket List (self-released) [07-31] - jazz [U]
  • Greg Ward/Jason Stein/Marcus Evans/Chad Taylor/Matt Lux: 85bears (Ears & Eyes) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? (Interscope) [06-26] - pop [A-]
  • Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra: Smile (Planet Arts/43 Street) - jazz [B]
  • Danyel Waro: Tinn Tout (Cobalt) [02-21] - Africa
  • Becky Warren: The Sick Season (Becky Warren) [10-23] - country [**]
  • The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Soundpath (Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams) (Clean Feed) [11-03] - jazz [***]
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio/Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff (ECM) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Watson: Keepin' It Real (Smoke Sessions) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • The Trevor Watts Quartet: The Real Intention (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Trevor Watts: The Lockdown Solos (Hi4Head) [06-00] - jazz
  • Rod Wave: Pray 4 Love (Alamo) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud (Merge) [03-27] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Doug Webb: Apples & Oranges (Posi-Tone) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True (Greenleaf Music) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Anna Webber: Rectangles (Out of Your Head) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Amber Weekes: Pure Imagination (Amber Inn Productions) [01-08] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Amber Weekes: The Gathering (Amber Inn Productions) [10-01] - vocal jazz [B]
  • The Weeknd: After Hours (Republic) [03-20] - alt r&b [B]
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: All the Good Times Are Past & Gone (Acony) [07-10] - folk [**]
  • Paul Weller: On Sunset (Polydor) [07-03] - British trad rock [B]
  • Ben Wendel: High Heart (Edition) [10-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kate Westbrook & the Granite Band: Earth Felt the Wound (Westbrook) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • The Westerlies: Wherein Lies the Good (Westerlies) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Westside Gunn: Pray for Paris (Griselda) [04-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Westside Gunn: Flygod Is an Awesome God II (Griselda) [07-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Westside Gunn: Who Made the Sunshine (Griselda/Shady/Interscope) [10-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • What Happens in a Year: Ceremonie/Musique (FiP) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Walter White: BB XL (Walter White Music) [08-28] - jazz [B]
  • Hailey Whitters: The Dream (Pigasus) [02-28] - country [**]
  • WHO Trio: Strell: The Music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • WHY?: Ten Voices (Synesthesia Media -EP) [04-03] [B]
  • Chip Wickham: Blue to Red (Lovemonk) [05-08] - jazz [B-]
  • Immanuel Wilkins: Omega (Blue Note) [08-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Hayley Williams: Petals for Armor (Atlantic) [05-08] - art pop [*]
  • Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen (Black Focus) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Lenny Williams: Fine (Bridle Ridge)
  • Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels (Highway 20) [04-24] - alt folk [A-]
  • Mars Williams: Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol 4: Chicago Vs NYC (Astral Spirits) [11-13] - jazz
  • Mars Williams/Vasco Trilla: Spiracle (Not Two) - jazz
  • Tessy Lou Williams: Tessy Lou Williams (Tessy Lou Williams) [05-22] - country [**]
  • Dan Willis and Velvet Gentlemen: The Monk Project (Belle Avenue) [07-17] - jazz [B]
  • Larry Willis: I Fall in Love Too Easily (HighNote) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug! (Palmetto) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Wind/Philip Catherine/Ack Van Rooyen: White Noise (Laika) [08-28] - jazz
  • Norma Winstone & John Taylor: In Concert (1988, Sunnyside) [01-17] - jazz
  • Wire: Mind Hive (Pink Flag) [01-24] - post-punk [***]
  • Wire: 10:20 (Pink Flag) [06-19] - post-punk [*]
  • Michael Wolff: Bounce (Sunnyside) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Wood River: More Than I Can See (Yellowbird) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI (Pyroclastic) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: Nox (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Working Men's Club: Working Men's Club (Heavenly) [10-02] - synthpop [**]
  • WorldService Project: Hiding in Plain Sight (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [C+]
  • Matthew Wright: Locked Hybrids (Relative Pitch) [11-20] - jazz [B]
  • Jaime Wyatt: Neon Cross (New West) [05-29] - country [*]
  • X: Alphabetland (Fat Possum) [04-22] - punk [*]
  • Charli XCX: How I'm Feeling Now (Asylum) [05-15] - pop [***]
  • Yaeji: What We Drew (XL) [04-02] - house [*]
  • Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Ashioto (Black Truffle) [09-18] - electronic
  • Miki Yamanaka: Human Dust Suite (Outside In Music) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Savina Yannatou & Joana Sa: Ways of Notseeing (Clean Feed) [10-30] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Yelle: L'Ere Du Verseau (Recreation Center) [09-04] - synthpop [*]
  • Yo La Tengo: We Have Amnesia Sometimes (Matador) [07-17] - instrumental [B]
  • Yonic South: Wild Cobs (La Tempesta -EP -19) [2019-03-22] - garage psych [**]
  • Yonic South: Twix and Dive (La Tempesta -EP) [05-15] - garage psych [**]
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Young: The Times (Warner Bros -EP) [09-18] - rock
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: Top (Never Broke Again) [09-11] - hip-hop [B-]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [03-20] - alt r&b [*]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 2: Roy Ayers (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-19] - alt r&b [**]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 3: Marcos Valle (Jazz Is Dead) [08-28] - alt r&b [***]
  • Glenn Zaleski: The Question (Sunnyside) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Denny Zeitlin: Live at Mezzrow (Sunnyside) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Miguel Zenon: The Tower Tapes #13 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-16] - jazz
  • Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Are You Happy (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio: All Those Yesterdays (Intakt) - jazz
  • Waclaw Zimpel: Massive Oscillations (Ongehoord) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • John Zorn: Baphomet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble: Queen Nandi: The African Suite (Mageba Music) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • Vol Pour Sidney (Retour) (Nato) [06-10] - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • 16-17: Phantom Limb (1995, Trost) [01-03] - jazz [B]
  • African Head Charge: Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi (1991-94, On-U Sound) [03-06] - reggae [**]
  • Sharhabil Ahmed: The King of Sudanese Jazz (Habibi Funk) [07-10] - Africa [A-]
  • Rashied Ali/Frank Lowe: Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions (Survival) [01-10] - jazz
  • Rashied Ali Quintet: First Time Out: Live at Slugs 1967 (Survival) [01-10] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (2010, World Circuit) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • Tony Allen: No Accommodation for Lagos (Kindred Spirits) - Afrobeat [**]
  • Allman Brothers Band: The Final Note: Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD 10-17-71 (Allman Brothers) [10-16] - southern rock [B-]
  • Dave Alvin: From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings (Yep Roc) [11-20] - blues [***]
  • Ambiance: Into a New Journey (1982, BBE) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Available Jelly: Missolonghi: More From 2004 (Ramboy) [12-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Awakening: Hear, Sense, and Feel (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Alhaji (Chief) Prof Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation: Blessing (1978, Soul Jazz) [02-07] - African
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Trio: 1964: Prophecy Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler: 1965: Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited (Ezz-thetics) [11-06] - jazz
  • Derek Bailey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at Far Our, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Robbie Basho: Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes (Tompkins Square -5CD) [09-25] - folk
  • Harry Beckett: Joy Unlimited (1974, Cadillac) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Divine Song (1979, Sunjump) - jazz
  • BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism/USA 1982 (SAJ) [11-17] - jazz [**]
  • Borah Bergman/Perry Robinson/Steve Swell/Ray Sage: Quartets Trios Duos (2007, Mahakala Music) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Berne: 7 Adobe Probe (2009, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: 2001 Live Birds (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Walter Bishop Jr: Coral Keys (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Black Ark Players: Black Ark in Dub (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1969, Salaam) [11-27] - jazz
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Just Coolin' (1959, Blue Note) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Braufman & Cooper-Moore: Live at WKCR May 22, 1972 (Valley of Search -EP -19) [2019-09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Willem Breuker/Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo (1967-68, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [***]
  • Billy Brooks: Windows of the Mind (1974, WeWantSounds) [09-11] - jazz [B-]
  • Dennis Brown: Dennis (Burning Sounds) - reggae
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) [06-00] - jazz
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan: Compadres: Recorded Live in Mexico (1968, Columbia) - jazz
  • Burial: Tunes 2011 to 2019 (Hyperdub -2CD -19) [2019-12-06] - future garage [*]
  • Solomon Burke: The King of Rock 'n' Soul (SoulMusic) - soul
  • Abraham Burton: Live at Visiones, NYC 1993 (self-released -EP) [05-24] - jazz [***]
  • Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red -2CD) [05-05] - reggae
  • Grayson Capps: South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019 (The Royal Potato Family) [06-19] - Americana [*]
  • Kenny Carter: Showdown: The Complete 1966 RCA Recordings (Kent) [08-06] - soul
  • Vincent Chancey/Wilber Morris/Warren Smith: The Spell: The Vincent Chancey Trio Live 1987 (NoBusiness) [04-09] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (Gearbox) [09-26] - jazz
  • Don Cherry: Om Santi Om (1976, Black Sweat) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Victor Chukwu: Akalaka/The Power (1977-79, BBE) [11-06] - Africa [A-]
  • Jay Clayton/Fritz Pauer/Ed Neumeister: 3 for the Road (2001-02, Meistero Music) [09-18] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Nat King Cole: Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Best of Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance) [05-08] - jazz [***]
  • George Coleman Quintet: In Baltimore (1971, Reel to Real) [12-11] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962 (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Joe Brazil Bootleg (Detroit, 1958) (self-released) - jazz
  • Jerome Cooper/Kresten Osgood: As of Not (ILK Music) - jazz
  • The Claire Daly Band: Rah! Rah! (2008, Ride Symbol) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Damily: Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Achives (1995-2002, Bongo Joe) [04-24] - Africa [***]
  • The Disciples: For Those Who Understand (1995, Partial) [03-25] - dub [**]
  • DUX Orchestra: Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) (1994, NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Duke Ellington: Uppsala 1971 (Storyville -19) [2019-09-06] - jazz [**]
  • Duke Ellington Orchestra: Liederhalle Stuttgart March 6, 1967 (Jazzhaus/SWR) - jazz
  • Alton Ellis: Mr Soul of Jamaica (Music on Vinyl -19) [2018-12-22] - reggae
  • Emperor X: Nineteen Live Recordings (Dreams of Field) [05-01] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Emperor X: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Brian Eno: Film Music 1976-2020 (Astralwerks) [09-17] - ambient [*]
  • Roky Erickson/13th Floor Elevators: You and I and Me (Live) (1966, Sunset Blvd) [05-27] - rock
  • Europe Jazz All Stars: Room 1220 (1970, Trio/Ultra Vybe) - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968, Resonance -2CD) [11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Bryan Ferry: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 (BMG) [02-07] - art pop [**]
  • Manfredo Fest: Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976, Far Out) [07-24] - Brazilian
  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets (Verve) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962, Verve) [10-02] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Full Blast [Peter Brotzmann/Marino Pliakas/Michael Wertmuller]: Farewell Tonic (2007, Trost) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Future/Zaytoven: Beast Mode (2015, Epic/Freebandz) [04-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mort Garson: Music From Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones) [11-06] - electronic [*]
  • Mort Garson: Didn't You Hear? (1970, Sacred Bones) [11-06] - soundtgrack [B]
  • Frode Gjerstad/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Minneapolis Vol 1 (2000, Circulasione Totale) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Minneapolis Vol 2 (2000, Circulasione Totale) [11-27] - jazz [B]
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Transgressive) [09-25] [A-]
  • Dennis Gonzalez: Forever the Falling of Stars (1995, Daagnim) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Good Life: The Animals Took Over (2009, self-released) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Live in Chateauvallon 1978 (Elemental Music) - jazz
  • Dexter Gordon: Montmartre 1964 (Storyville) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Dexter Gordon: The Squirrel: Live at Montmartre Copenhagen '67 (1967, Parlophone) [10-24] - jazz [**]
  • Milford Graves/Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 (Corbett vs Dempsey) [08-14] - jazz
  • Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis: Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Real -19) [12-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Doug Hammond/David Durrah/Charles Burnham: Reflections in the Sea of Nurnen (1975, Tribe) [05-02] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Jazz for Moderns (Gearbox -EP) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Swings High (1967, Cadillac) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Harvey Group: A Rite for All Souls (1971, Americas Musicworks -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Bonnie Hayes With the Wild Combo: Good Clean Fun (1982, Blixa Sounds) [11-12] - new wave [**]
  • Jimi Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix in Maui (1970, Experience Hendrix/Legacy -2CD) [11-20] - rock [***]
  • The Heshoo Beshoo Group: Armitage Road (1970, We Are Busy Bodies) [10-30] - jazz [***]
  • Honey Radar: Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (2015-18, Chunklet Industries) [06-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Stan Hope: Stan Hope (1971, Mainstream) [08-04] - jazz [**]
  • Noah Howard: Live in Europe Vol 1 (1975, Sconsolato) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Wanda Jackson: The Capitol Singles 1971-1973 (EMI Music Nashville) [10-22] - country [*]
  • Bob James: Once Upon a Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (1965, Resonance) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Brent Jensen: The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond (2002, Origin) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers: Get in Union (Global Jukebox) [06-05] - blues [**]
  • Etta Jones: A Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank (1972, Cellar Live) [10-22] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Hank Jones Trio: Live at Jazzhus Slukefter Vol 2 (1983, Storyville) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone) [10-23] - r&b [*]
  • Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo Brothers: Buffalo Mountain (1975-85, No Wahala Sounds) [07-31] - Kenya [A-]
  • King Ubu Orchestra: Concert at Town Hall/Binaurality: Live 1989 (FMP) [06-05] - jazz
  • Antoinette Konan: Antoinette Konan (1986, Awesome Tapes From Africa -19) [2019-11-22] - African [*]
  • Rich Krueger: The Troth Sessions (2002, Rockin'K Music) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80: Perambulator (1983, Knitting Factory) [04-20] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife Rakers: Fela's First (Cadillac) - Afrobeat
  • Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Chet Baker: Quintet Sessions 1979 (Dot Time) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes (1969-84, Universal -2CD) [10-09] - rock [***]
  • George Lewis: Rainbow Family (1984, Carrier) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time (1972-80, Not Two) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • The MacroQuarktet: The Complete Night: Live at the Stone NYC (2007, Out of Your Head -2CD) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Man Jumping: Jumpcut (1985, Emotional Rescue) [01-14] - electronic [**]
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka: Apocalypse Across the Sky (1991, Zehra) - Moroccan
  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (2013, Smithsonian Folkways) [10-18] - folk [***]
  • Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor 1969-70 (Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [08-14] - jazz
  • Charles McPherson: Charles McPherson (1971, Mainstream) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Misha Mengelberg: Rituals of Transition (2002-10, I Dischi Di Agelica) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • The Meters: Gettin' Funkier All the Time: The Complete Josie/Reprise & Warner Recordings 1968-1977 (Soul Music) [01-31] - r&b
  • Mighty Threes: Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hand (Jah Fingers Music) [05-05] - reggae [**]
  • Jay Migliori and Dick Twardzik: Jazz Workshop Quintet: A Harvard WHRB Session (1954, Fresh Sound) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [C+]
  • Charles Mingus: @ Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Sunnyside) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Mirah: You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This (2000, K) [06-06] [***]
  • Matt Mitchell/Tim Berne: 1 (2010, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Four Men Only: Complete Recordings (1968-73, NoBusiness -3CD) [07-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto (Impulse) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Moore/Simon Nabatov: Ancient Sorrow (1998, Ramboy) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Reggie Moore: Furioso (1972, Mainstream) - jazz [**]
  • Lon Moshe & the Southern Freedom Arkestra: Love Is Where the Spirit Lies (Strut) [12-15] - jazz [**]
  • Milton Nascimento: Maria Maria (Far Out -19) [2019-12-13] - Brazil
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Vol 1 (2007, Stony Plain) [09-04] - blues [**]
  • New Stories: Speakin' Out (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers: Ozobia Special (BBE) [05-01] - Ghana [A-]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Bergamo (2008, Nublu) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Sao Paulo (2008, Nublu) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Paris (2010, Nublu) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms 1970-1982 (Strut) [07-17] - African [**]
  • The Outskirts: You Deserve to Dance (2009, Aerophonic) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy: The Coalescence (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Oxley: February Papers (1977, Discus Music) [07-02] - jazz [B]
  • Charlie Parker: The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection (1944-48, Craft) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker/Agusti Fernandez: Tempranillo (1995, Fundacja Sluchaj) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lee Scratch Perry With Seskain Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo: Roots From the Congo (Roots Vibration/Planet Ilunga) [03-27] - reggae
  • Lee Scratch Perry: Play On, Mr Music () - reggae
  • Iggy Pop: The Bowie Years (Virgin) [06-12] - pop/rock
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges: You Think You're a Bad Man: The Road Tapes '73-'74 (Cherry Red) [11-20] - rock
  • Prince Buster: Roll On Charles Street (Rock A Shacka) [09-05] - reggae [**]
  • Prince Buster: Let's Go to the Dance: Rock Steady Selection (Rock A Shacka) [09-11] - reggae [**]
  • Dudu Pukwana: Dudu Phukwana and the "Spears" (1968-69, Matsuli Music) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: Celestial Love (1982, Modern Harmonic) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Unity: Live at Storyville New York October 1977 (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Egypt 1971 (Strut -4CD) [11-13] - jazz [*]
  • Sun Ra: Celestial Love (1982, Modern Harmonic) - jazz
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Stay Safe and Sound Ranil Selection!! (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [***]
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Limited Dance Edition (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • Sam Rivers: Ricochet [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 3] (1978, NoBusiness) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Hank Roberts/Tim Berne: Cause and Reflect (1998, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance) [12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Max Romeo: Revelation Time (1975, 17 North Parade) [07-03] - reggae [*]
  • Ana Roxanne: Because of a Flower (Kranky) [11-13] - ambient [*]
  • Gene Russell: New Direction (1971, Real Gone Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • The Ray Russell Quartet: Spontaneous Event: Live Vol 1: 1967-69 (Jazz in Britain) [05-01] - jazz
  • Pharoah Sanders: Live in Paris 1975: Lost ORTF Recordings (Transversales Disque) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Hideto Sasaki-Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet Plus 1: Stop Over (1976, BBE) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Shirley Scott: One for Me (Arc) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Second Sight: Tiger Tracks (1987, Sunjump) [07-20] - jazz
  • Phil Seymour: If You Don't Want My Love (Sunset Blvd) [04-17] - power pop [**]
  • The Shaggs: Shaggs' Own Thing (1975, Light in the Attic) [07-16] - lo-fi [B-]
  • Bobby Shew/Bill Mays: Telepathy (1978, Fresh Sound -19) [2019-11-07] - jazz [**]
  • The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quartet Featuring Mankunku: Spring (1968, Matsuli Music) [12-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Kalie Shorr: Open Book: Unabridged (Tmwrk) [12-04] - country [A-]
  • Silkworm: In the West (1994, Comedy Minus One) [01-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • Edward Simon: 25 Years (1995-2018, Ridgeway -2CD) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • Nina Simone: Fodder on My Wings (1982, Verve) [04-03] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Sleaford Mods: All That Glue (Rough Trade) [05-15] - art punk [***]
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Los Angeles 1998 (self-released -19) [2019-02-02] - alt/indie
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Moscow (April, 1989) (Squeaky Squawk) [02-07] - rock
  • Sonya Spence: In the Dark/Sings Love (Doctor Bird) [01-17] - reggae
  • Peter Stampfel & the Bottlecaps: Demo '84 (Don Giovanni) [07-17] - folk-rock [A]
  • Peter Stampfel/The Dysfunctionells: Not in Our Wildest Dreams (1994-96, Don Giovanni) [11-01] - folk [**]
  • Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century (Louisiana Red Hot -5CD) [11-27]
  • The Stooges: Live at Goose Lake, August 8, 1970 (Third Man) [08-07] - rock [B]
  • Sugar Billy: Super Duper Lover (1975, Mainstream) [07-02] - funk [***]
  • The Tabansi Studio Band: Vol 3: Wakar Alhazai Kano/Mus'en Sofoa (BBE) [02-21] - African [A-]
  • Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit: Axis/Another Revolvable Thing (1975, Blank Forms Editions) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Giant Is Awakened (1969, Real Gone Music) [03-06] - jazz
  • Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976 (Dark Tree) [06-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Horace Tapscott/Michael Session: Live in Avignon, France 1989 (The Village) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor/Tony Oxley: Being Astral and All Registers/Power of Two: Live at the Ulrichsberg Festival, May 10th 2002 (Discus Music) [10-25] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor: At Angelica 2000 Bologna (I Dischi Di Angelica) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Ebo Taylor: Palaver (BBE -19) [2019-08-30] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Brother Theotis Taylor: Brother Theotis Taylor (Mississippi) [07-15] - blues
  • The John Tchicai Quartet: Live at the Stone (2007, Minus Zero) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Techniques: Little Did You Know (Doctor Bird) - reggae
  • TEST/Roy Campbell: TEST and Roy Campbell (1999, 577) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • The Thing With Joe McPhee: She Knows . . . (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Thinking Plague: Upon Both Your Houses (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Rene Thomas: Remembering Rene Thomas: Rare and Unreleased (1955-62, Fresh Sound -2CD) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Johnny Thunders: Live From Zurich 1985 (Johnny Thunders Archive) [10-23] - punk [A-]
  • Keith Tippett: The Monk Watches the Eagle (2004, Discus Music) [09-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Triage: Live at the Velvet Lounge (2005, Aerophonic) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Lennie Tristano: The Duo Sessions (1976, Dot Time) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • John Vanore: Primary Colors (1984-85, Acoustical Concepts) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Luiz Carlos Vinhas: O Som Psicodelico de LCV (1968, Mad About) [06-01] - Brazilian [*]
  • Voz Di Sanicolau: Fundo De Mare Palinha (1976, Analog Africa -EP) [07-10] - African [**]
  • Phil Wachsmann: Writing in Water (1985, Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-09] - jazz
  • Waco Brothers: Resist! (Bloodshot) [02-28] - alt-country [A-]
  • Trevor Watts: A World View (1994-2006, Fundacja Sluchaj -5CD) [11-20] - jazz
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 1 (2002, Acony) [07-31] - folk [*]
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 2 (2002, Acony) [09-18] - folk
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 3 (2002, Acony) [11-13] - folk
  • Mike Westbrook: Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (My Only Desire) [04-03] - jazz [A-]
  • The White Stripes: Greatest Hits (Third Man/Columbia) [11-04] - garage rock [***]
  • Jack Wright/Michael Taylor: Kryptischgasse (2001, Right Brain) [09-01] - jazz [*]
  • Wussy: Ghosts (self-released) [06-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Pete Yellin: Dance of Allegra (1972, Mainstream) - jazz [**]
  • Yabby You: King Tubby's Prophecies of Dub (1976, Pressure Sounds) [01-23] - reggae [***]
  • Neil Young: Homegrown (1974-75, Reprise) [06-19] - country-rock [**]
  • Neil Young/Crazy Horse: Return to Greendale (2003, Warner) [11-06] - country-rock [A-]
  • Tom Ze: Raridades (Warner Music Brasil) [09-16] - Brazil
  • 1978: The Year the UK Turned Day-Glo (Cherry Red -3CD) [punk]
  • Africa Airways Six: Mile High African Funk 1974-1981 (Africa Seven) [04-25] - African
  • All Aboard! The CN Express: Rock Steady and Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968 (Doctor Bird) [02-19] - reggae
  • Anthology of Experimental Music From Mexico (Unexplained Sounds Group) [11-06] - electronic
  • Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 (Soul Jazz) [02-20] - African [*]
  • Birds of Prey: The Album (Atlantic) [02-07] - soundtrack [**]
  • Black Ark Vol 2 (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Blue Note Re:imagined 2020 (Blue Note) [10-16] - jazz [B]
  • Burning Rockers 1: The 12" Mixes (Burning Sounds -2CD) [03-27] - reggae
  • Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol 2 (Disques Debs/Strut) [02-14] - zouk [A-]
  • Cool Cats Invasion (Highlife, Juju & Palm-Wine) (Moochin' About) [10-28] - African [***]
  • Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil (Mais Um Discos) [07-22] - Brazil [A-]
  • Erotique New Beat (1989, Mental Groove) [10-02] - electronic [***]
  • Eyes Shut, Ears Open: A Burning Ambulance Compilation (Burning Ambulance) [10-02] - jazz
  • Girls Go Power Pop! (Big Beat) [08-28] - power pop
  • Hanging Tree Guitars (Music Maker Relief Foundation) [09-01] - blues [A-]
  • The Harry Smith B-Sides (Dust-to-Digital -4CD) [08-06] - folk
  • Holding Things Together: The Merle Haggard Songbook (Ace -19) [2019-05-03] - country
  • How the River Ganges Flows: Sublime Masterpieces of Indian Violin (1933-1952) (Third Man) [09-18] - Indian
  • Jamaican All Stars [Studio One] (1970-74, Studio One) [02-14] - reggae [*]
  • Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknonwn (Soul Jazz -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 (Analog Africa) [10-16] - Africa [**]
  • Leve Leve: Sao Tome & Principe Sounds '70s-'80s (Bongo Joe) [01-31] - Africa [***]
  • London Is the Place for Me 7: Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband (Honest Jon's -19) [2019-12-13] - calypso [**]
  • London Is the Place for Me 8: Lord Kitchener in England 1948-1962 (Honest Jon's -19) [2019-12-13] - calypso [***]
  • Look Out! The San Diego Scene 1958-1973 (Relampago-go) [09-22]
  • Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 (Reappearing) [05-22]
  • Maghreb K7 Club: Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staifi (1985-1997) (Bongo Joe) [03-27] - rai [**]
  • Memphis Concrete Presents Sound in Geometry Series, Volume 1: On Triangles (Memphis Concrete -18) [2018-06-15] - electronic
  • Music for Abandoned Cold War Places (Zero K) [10-09] - ambient
  • Music in Support of Black Mental Health (Music in Support of Black Mental Health) [07-03] - electronic
  • Musik Music Musique: 1980: The Dawn of Synth Pop (Cherry Red -3CD) [07-31]
  • New Horizons: Young Stars of South African Jazz (Afrosynth) [10-16] - jazz
  • New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA (Putumayo World Music) [10-23] - Latin jazz [***]
  • On the Road: A Tribute to John Hartford (Lo Hi) [06-26] - folk [***]
  • Portals: A Kosmische Journey Through Outer Worlds and Inner Space (Behind the Sky) [06-02] - electronic [***]
  • Sahel Sounds Label Sampler 2 (Sahel Sound) [04-30] - Saharan
  • Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Fountain Coffee Room (Ace) [06-05]
  • Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From the Streets 1967-1973 (Trojan) [02-14] - reggae [*]
  • Soul Jazz Records Presents Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave, and Hardcore (Soul Jazz) [02-28]
  • Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 (Strut) [06-27] - jazz/r&b [***]
  • The Soul of the Memphis Boys (Ace) [06-26] - soul
  • Southeast of Saturn: Michigan Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Space Rock (Third Man) [11-20] - shoegaze [*]
  • Space Funk: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 (Soul Jazz -19) [2019-12-05] - funk [*]
  • Spiritual Jazz 12: Impulse! (Jazzman -2CD) [09-18] - jazz
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: Occasional Rain (Ace) [05-29]
  • Stars on Parade (Rock A Shacka) [08-29] - reggae
  • Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 (Light in the Attic) [04-03] - soul [**]
  • Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (Captured Tracks) [11-13] - jangle pop [*]
  • Surrender to the Rhythm: London Pub Rock Scene of the Seventies (Grapefruit -3CD) [07-17] - pub rock
  • Turn Me Loose, White Man (Constant Sorrow) [A-]
  • Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984) (Uzelli) [03-13] - Turkish [**]
  • Zam Groove: Music From Zambia (SWP) [03-05] - Africa [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 2: 262
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 1377
  • Priority 5: 245

Total: 1884