Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

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

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New Releases

  • @-Quartet: En Seguida! (DVL -20) - jazz
  • The 8-Bit Big Band: Backwards Compatible (self-released) - jazz
  • 22Gz: The Blixky Tape 2 (Atlantic) [03-18] - hip-hop
  • 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (4PF/CMG) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • 454: 4 Real () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script: Cloud Script (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Absolute: Wonderland ()
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • The Accidentals: Time Out Session 1 (Savage Kittens) [05-07]
  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock
  • Ad Nauseam: Imperative Imperceptible Impulse () [02-12] - avant-garde metal
  • Charli Adams: Bullseye (Color Study) [07-16] - pop rock
  • Nicki & Patrick Adams: Lynx (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Adele: 30 (Columbia) [11-19] - pop soul
  • Adeline Hotel: Good Timing (Ruination) [02-19] - folk
  • Adeline Hotel: The Cherries Are Speaking () [10-22]
  • Adjective Animal: America's Got Talons ()
  • Admiral Fallow: The Idea of You (Chemikal Underground) [11-05]
  • Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever (AAM Music) - jazz
  • Adrabesa Quartet: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Aerial East: Try Harder (Partisan) [02-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Afterlight: Afterlight () [09-17]
  • Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) [11-12] - ambient pop
  • Rauw Alejandro: Vice Versa (Sony Music Latin) [06-25] - Latin pop
  • Susanna Aleksandra: The Siren (Eclipse Music)
  • Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (Anti-) [04-23] - nu jazz
  • Al-Jicc: Chants () [09-03] - jazz
  • Lina Allemano/Nick Fraser: Trumpet Drums REMIX Festival (Lumo) - jazz
  • Marina Allen: Candlepower (Fire) [06-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Alyssa Allgood: What Tomorrow Brings (Cellar) - jazz
  • Dot Allison: Heart-Shaped Scars (SA) [07-30] - folk
  • Alostmen: Kologo () [01-29]
  • Alpha Wann: Don Dada Mixtape Vol 1 (Don Dada -20) [2020-12-18] - trap rap
  • Altin Gun: Alem (ATO) [07-23] - synthpop
  • Pedro Melo Alves Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Drama (Polyvinyl) [07-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Amenra: De Doorn (Relapse) [06-25] - sludge metal
  • American Aquarium: Slappers, Bangers, and Certified Twangers () - country
  • Amigo the Devil: Born Against (Liars Club) [04-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Mikal Amin, Sir Tumes, Lond Division, & Professor Brian Oblivion: Moses Herman Jacobs () - hip-hop
  • Amor: Amor/Lemur (Night School) [01-22] - alt dance
  • Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean (Decca) [10-29] - pop
  • Amusement Parks on Fire: An Archaea (self-released) [06-25]
  • Amyl & the Sniffers: Comfort to Me (Rough Trade) [09-10] - garage punk
  • Chuck Anderson: Spontaneity (self-released) - jazz
  • Marisa Anderson & William Tyler: Lost Futures (Thrill Jockey) [08-27] - American primitivism
  • Vijay Anderson Trio: Studio Sessions Vol 10 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • David Angel: Out on the Coast (Basset Hound Music) - jazz
  • Thomas Ankersmit: Perceptual Geography (Shelter Press) [04-30] - electroacoustic
  • Anne-Marie: Therapy (Asylum) [07-23] - dance pop
  • Another Michael: New Music and Big Pop (Run for Cover) [02-19] - indie pop
  • Another New Thing: XYZZY (Dipped in Gold) [02-19]
  • The Antlers: Green to Gold (Anti-) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Antonis Antoniou: Kkismettin (Ajabul) [04-02]
  • Anz: All Hours (Ninja Tune) [10-15] - UK bass
  • Apartment House: John Cage Number Pieces (Another Timbre -4CD) - classical
  • Apathy: Where the River Meets the Sea () - hip-hop
  • Arabrot: Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic) [04-09] - noise rock
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist (Epitaph) [02-26] - metalcore
  • Joan Armatrading: Consequences () [06-18] - pop
  • Maria Arnal I Marcel Bages: Clamor ()
  • Troen Arnesen Quartet: Tread Lightly (Losen) - jazz
  • Art d'Ecco: In Standard Definition (Paper Bag) [04-23] - glam rock
  • Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham: Sankofa Season (Kitto)
  • Assertion: Intermission ()
  • At the Gates: The Nightmare of Being (Century Media) [07-02] - death metal
  • Vasko Atanasovski: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Audiobooks: Astro Tough (Heavenly) [10-01] - art pop
  • Gaspard Auge: Escapades (Genesis/Ed Banger/Because Music) [06-25] - electro-disco
  • Daniel Avery: Together in Static (Phantasy) [06-24] - IDM
  • Avon Terror Corps x Exist Festival: Resist to Exist (Avon Terror Corps) [06-04]
  • Awon & Phoniks: Nothing Less () - hip-hop
  • Ben Aylon: Xalam (Riverboat) [05-28] - African
  • Azita: Glen Echo (Drag City) [03-05] - art pop
  • Baby Boys: Threesome (Transgressive) [03-12] - art pop
  • Susana Baca: Palabras Urgentes (Real World) [10-08] -
  • Bachelor: Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl/Lucky Number) [05-28] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Bachman: Axacan (Three Lobed) [05-07] - free folk
  • Badsista: Hits De Verao (Summer Hits) Vol 2 (self-released) [02-05]
  • Bahama Soul Club: Bohemia After Dawn (Buyu -20) - jazz
  • B-Ahwe: Motions () [09-17]
  • Balkan Taksim: Disko Telegraf (Buda Musique) [05-28] - Romanian
  • Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Green Mind) - jazz
  • Balmorhea: The Wind (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-09] - modern classical
  • Balthazar: Sand (Play It Again Sam) [02-26] - sophisti-pop
  • Band of Holy Joy: Dreams Take Flight (Tiny Global) [05-14]
  • Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill: In Disequilibrium () [09-24]
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable () [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Patricia Barber: Clique (Impex) - vocal jazz
  • Richard Barbieri: Under a Spell () [02-26]
  • Andrew Barker + Jon Irabagon Duo: Anemone (Radical Documents) - jazz
  • The Barlow: Horseshoe Lounge () - country
  • Lou Barlow: Reason to Live (Joyful Noise) [05-28]
  • Ted Barnes: 17 Postcards () [03-19]
  • Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop) [11-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans: The Dancer on the Hill (Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records -20) - jazz
  • Basic Rhythm: Electronic Labyrinth (Planet Mu) [05-14] - electronic
  • The Baylor Project: Generations (Be a Light) [06-18] - jazz
  • Guillermo Bazzola: Lost & Found (Gnu Town -20) - jazz
  • Beabadoobee: Our Extended Play () [06-23] - dream pop
  • Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmuller]: On the Go (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Beartooth: Below (Red Bull) [06-25] - post-hardcore
  • Beautify Junkyards: Cosmorama (Ghost Box) [01-15] - psychedelic folk
  • Doug Beavers: Sol (Circle 9 -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Bedouine: Waysides (The Orchard) [10-22] - chamber folk
  • Dahveed Behroozi: Echoes (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Beverley Beirne: Dream Dancer (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Bob Bellerue: Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath) - jazz
  • Bell Orchestre: House Music (Erased Tapes) [03-19] - post-rock
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band: The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful (Groovy Panda) - jazz
  • Beneficence & Confidence: Stellar Mind () - hip-hop
  • Daniel Bennett Group: New York Nerve (Manhattan Daylight) - jazz
  • Richard X Bennett: RXB3 (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Roni Ben-Hur: Stories (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Michel Benita: Looking at Sounds (ECM) - jazz
  • Benny Sings: Music (Stones Throw)
  • Natalie Bergman: Mercy (Third Man) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Berlin Mallet Group: Sogni D'Oro (Malletmuse) - jazz
  • Matt Berry: The Blue Elephant (Acid Jazz) [05-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Berwyn: Demotape/Vega (Heritage) [09-18] - UK hip-hop
  • The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings (Fat Cat) [01-29] - alt/indie
  • Between the Buried and Me: Colors II (08-20) [M|prog metal]
  • The Bevis Frond: Little Eden (Fire) [09-10]
  • Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (Savant) [11-12] - jazz
  • Justin Bieber: Justice (Def Jam) [03-19]
  • Big Big Train: Common Ground () [07-31]
  • Big O & P-Rawb: The Complexity () - hip-hop
  • Big Red Machine: How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? (Jagjaguwar) [08-27] - chamber pop
  • Big Sticks & Nite Tyme: The Vibe Out () - hip-hop
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • Elliot Bild & the Zone: ISMS (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Mariel Bildsten: Backbone (Outside In Music -20) [2020-11-13] - jazz
  • Jade Bird: Different Kinds of Light (Glassnote) [08-13] - indie rock
  • Birds of Maya: Valdez (Drag City) [06-25] - garage rock
  • Jane Birkin: Oh! Pardon Tu Dormais . . . (Kachalou) [02-05] - French pop
  • The Biscondi Organ Trio: Lockdown (Hudson City) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio: MMBC Terma (self-released) - jazz
  • Black Coffee: Subconsciously (Ultra)
  • Black Dresses: Forever in Your Heart () [02-14] - electro-industrial
  • Black Honey: Written & Directed () [03-19] - indie rock
  • Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (3 Legged) [05-28] - country
  • Blackmore's Night: Nature's Light () [03-12]
  • Ruben Blades: Salswing! (self-released) - Latin
  • Blak Madeen: Let the Good Get Even () - hip-hop
  • James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart () [10-08] - alt r&b
  • Guy Blakeslee: Postcards From the Edge (Entrance) [02-05]
  • Blancmange: Commercial Break (Blanc Check) [09-17]
  • Blanck Mass: In Ferneaux (Sacred Bones) [02-26] - prog electronic
  • Blank Gloss: Melt (Kompakt) [06-18] - ambient
  • Blaqbonez: Sex Over Love ()
  • Samuel Blaser/Marc Ducret: Voyageurs (Jazzdor Series) - jazz
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) - jazz
  • Ray BLK: Access Denied (Island) [10-01] - pop rap
  • BLK JKS: Abantu/Before Humans (Glitterbeat) [05-21]
  • Priscilla Block: Priscilla Block (Mercury Nashville -EP)
  • Pip Blom: Welcome Break (Heavenly) [11-12]
  • Blood Wizard: Western Spaghetti () [03-05]
  • Bloody Head: The Temple Pillars Dissolve Into the Clouds (Hominid Sounds) [05-03] - noise rock
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (sef-released) - jazz
  • Bloop: Proof (Lumo) - jazz
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal 2 (Rough Trade) [06-11] - art pop
  • Eric Bobo & Stu Bangas: Empires () - hip-hop
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See (Thrill Jockey) [01-29] - power electronics
  • The Body & Big/Brave: Leaving None but Small Birds (Thrill Jockey) [10-01] - psychedelic folk
  • Mirna Bogdanovic: Confrontation (Klaeng -20) - jazz
  • Boi Akih: Storyteller (Bromo -EP) - jazz
  • Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney: Superwolves (Drag City) [04-30]
  • Dan Bonsanti: Cartoon Bebop (self-released) - jazz
  • RP Boo: Established! (Planet Mu) [09-17] - juke
  • David Borden: Heaven-Kept Soul (Cuneiform) [03-19] - electronic
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Patricia Bosshard/Onceim - CoO: Sillons - Reflets ()
  • Ben Bostick: Grown Up Love () [08-20]
  • Bowerbirds: Becalmyounglovers ()
  • Boys Noize: +/- (Boysnoie) [09-24] - EBM
  • Pony Bradshaw: Calico Jim ()
  • Billy Bragg: The Million Things That Never Happened (Cooking Vinyl) [10-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Brahim! Band: Brahim! (self-released) - jazz
  • Weedie Braimah: The Hands of Time (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [09-24] - jazz
  • Brand of Sacrifice: Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
  • Jack Brandfield: I'll Never Be the Same (Gut String) - jazz
  • Stefan Braun & Mateusz Smoczynski: Keep On Turnin' (Seifert -20) - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12) - jazz
  • The Brazilian Trio: Aguas Brasileiras (Zoho Music -20) - jazz
  • Breeze Brewin & Juggaknots: Hindsight () - hip-hop
  • Bremer/McCoy: Natten (Luaka Bop) [10-29]
  • Patricia Brennan: Maquishti (Valley of Search) - jazz
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Hunter and the Dog Star (Shuffle) [02-19]
  • Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (Columbia) [07-23] - r&b
  • Brijean: Feelings (Ghostly International) [02-26] - nu-disco
  • Chris Brokaw: Puritan (12XU) [01-15] - indie rock
  • Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali: Season of the Seven () - hip-hop
  • The Bronx: Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl) [08-27] - punk rock
  • Echo Brown: Struggles (The North Quarter -EP)
  • Keith Brown Trio: African Ripples (Space Time) - jazz
  • Jackson Browne: Downhill From Everywhere (Inside) [07-23]
  • Bruiser Brigade Records: TV62 (Bruiser Brigade) [05-14] - hip-hop
  • Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid () - hip-hop
  • Peter Bruntnell: Journey to the Sun (Domestico) [06-11]
  • A Bu Trio: One Step East (Jz Music) - jazz
  • Dewa Budjana: Naurora (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham) [09-17] - art pop
  • Buffalo Daughter: We Are the Times (Anniversary) [09-17]
  • Buffalo Nichols: Buffalo Nichols (Fat Possum) [10-15]
  • Buffet Lunch: The Power of Rocks (Upset the Rhythm) [05-07]
  • Jake Bugg: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning () [08-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Bull: Discover Effortless Living () [03-26]
  • Molly Burch: Romantic Images () [07-23] - indie pop
  • Christopher Burnett: The Standards Vol 1 (ARC) - jazz
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (the Songs) (Imperial Distribution) [06-10] - synthpop
  • Burnt Belief: Mutual Isolation (Alchemy) - jazz
  • Cabaret Voltaire: BN9Drone (Mute) [04-23]
  • Cadence Weapon: Parallel World (eOne)
  • Gwen Cahue: Margin Call (Quest) [08-20] - jazz
  • Caleborate: Light Hit My Skin (Caleborate) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • Calibre: Feeling Normal (Signature)
  • Mira Calix: Absent Origin (Warp) [11-05]
  • Calva Louise: Euphoric () [10-15]
  • Camera: Prosthuman (Bureau B) [02-19]
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) [04-16] - death metal
  • Jerry Cantrell: Brighten () [10-29] - alt/indie
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Ilyas Ahmed: You Can See Your Own Way Out ()
  • Alessia Cara: In the Meantime (Def Jam) [09-24] - pop
  • Caravan: It's None of Your Business () [10-08]
  • Carcass: Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) [09-17] - death metal
  • John Carpenter: Lost Themes III: Alive After Death () [02-05] - prog electronic
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold () - country
  • Marques Carroll: The Ancestors' Call (self-released) - jazz
  • Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes: Sticky (AWAL) [10-15] - alt/indie
  • Andre Carvalho: Lost in Translation (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Ca$ablanca & Cap Chino: Korea-Town () - hip-hop
  • Peter Case: The Midnight Broadcast (Bandaloop) [03-12]
  • Daniel Casimir: Boxed In (Jazz Re:freshed) - jazz
  • Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (Afar Music) [07-16] - jazz
  • Robert Castelli: Party at One World Plaza (Castelli-in-Cielo -20) - jazz
  • The Catenary Wires: Birling Gap (Shelflife) [06-18]
  • Cautious Clay: Deadpan Love (The Orchard) [06-25] - alt r&b
  • Cee Knowledge: The Calidelphian () - hip-hop
  • Celeste: Not Your Muse () [01-29] - neo-soul
  • CFCF: Memoryland (BGM Solutions) [04-09] - electronic
  • Jorja Chalmers: Midnight Train (Italians Do It Better) [05-28] - synthpop
  • Chamber 4: Dawn to Dusk (JACC) - jazz
  • Cole Chaney: Mercy () - country
  • Bill Charlap Trio: Street of Dreams (Blue Note) [11-12] - jazz
  • Pearl Charles: Magic Mirror (Kanine) [01-15] - soft rock
  • Cheap Trick: In Another World (BMG) [04-09] - power pop
  • Casey Chesnutt: Down Mexico Way EP ()
  • Christina Chatfield: Sutro (Mysteries of the Deep)
  • Tania Caroline Chen/Wadada Leo Smith: Every Leaf (self-released) - jazz
  • Requin Chagrin: Bye Bye Baby (KMS Disques) [04-09] - dream pop
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2013-2015) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2016-2017) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Cheval Sombre: Time Wait for No One (Sonic Cathedral) [02-26] - slowcore
  • Cheval Sombre: Days Go By (Sonic Cathedral) [05-28] - slowcore
  • Pamai Chirdkiatisak: Dreamer (self-released -18) - jazz
  • Eric Church: & (EMI Nashville -EP) [04-20] - country
  • Margo Cilker: Pohorylle (Loose) [11-05] - country
  • Cindy: 1:2 () [10-01] - dream pop
  • Francesco Ciniglio: The Locomotive Suite (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Circuit Des Yeux: -Io (Matador) [10-22] - art pop
  • Mark Cisneros/Nik Francis/Luke Stewart: We Were Here Before (CAA) - jazz
  • The City Champs: Luna '68 (Big Legal Mess) - jazz
  • Civic: Future Forecast (Flightless)
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: New Fragility (CYHSY) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Clark: Playground in a Lake (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Mike Clark and Michael Zilber: Mike Drop (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Randal Clark: Imaginary World (Blue Hour) - jazz
  • Scott Clark: This Darkness (Out of Your Head) - jazz
  • Josienne Clarke: A Small Unknowable Thing (Corduroy Punk) [08-13]
  • Claud: Super Monster (Saddest Factory) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Merry Clayton: Beautiful Scars (Motown) [04-09] - gospel
  • Jon Cleary: The New Orleans Collection: So Swell (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Clever Girls: Constellations () [03-26]
  • Clinic: Fantasy Island (Domino) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren) [03-12] - screamo
  • Biffy Clyro: The Myth of the Happily Ever After (14th Floor) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • The Coast Jazz Orchestra: The Temp (Music by Taylor Ho Bynum, Words by Matthea Harvey) (self-released) [02-17] - jazz
  • Todd Cochran TC3: Then and Again, Here and Now (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Jarvis Cocker: Chansons D'Ennui Tip-Top (ABKCO) [10-22] - chanson
  • Code Quartet: Genealogy (Justin Time) [04-23] - jazz
  • Codenine: LVNDR () - hip-hop
  • Turner Cody & the Soldiers of Love: Friends in High Places (Capitane) [06-04]
  • Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne: Rakes & Misfits (Grimdon) [03-05]
  • Cola Boyy: Prosthetic Boombox (MGMT/Record Makers) [06-18] - hypnagogic pop
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Colleen: The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) [05-21] - ambient pop
  • Paul Colombo Group: Rio Crystal (Vectordisc) - jazz
  • Coma World: Coma World () [02-05]
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 2) (Loma Vista) [09-10] - hip-hop
  • Alex Conde: Descarga for Bud (Sedajazz) - jazz
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Joanna Connor: 4801 South Indiana Avenue (Keeping the Blues Alive) [02-26]
  • Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph) [11-19] - sludge metal
  • Conway the Machine: La Maquina (Griselda/Drumwork/Empire) [04-16] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine & Big Ghost Ltd: If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed () - hip-hop
  • Alice Cooper: Detroit Stories (EarMusic) [02-26] - hard rock
  • The Coral: Coral Island (Run On) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live! (Concord Jazz) - jazz
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Desafio Candente (Woolgathering) - jazz
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Jeff Cosgrove: History Gets Ahead of Itself (self-released) - jazz
  • Cosha: Mt Pleasant () [07-02] - alt r&b
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) [05-07] - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - jazz
  • Cathal Coughlan: Song of Co-Akin (Dimple Discs) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Counting Crows: Butter Miracle, Suite One (BMG -EP) [05-11]
  • The Courettes: Back in Mono () [10-15]
  • Marlon Craft: How We Intended () - hip-hop
  • Samantha Crain: I Guess We Live Here Now (Real Kind) [04-09]
  • Joshua Chuquimia Crampton: 4 (Puro Fantasia -EP) [01-01]
  • Cranes [Matthias Muller/Eve Risser/Christian Marien]: Formation - Deviation (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Creeper: American Noir () [07-30] - pop rock
  • Crimeapple: YDFWC? () - hip-hop
  • Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prevost/Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO (Matchless) - jazz
  • AJ Croce: By Request (Compass) [02-05]
  • Dan Croll: On Top () [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Joy Crookes: Skin (Insanity) [10-15] - neo-soul
  • David Crosby: For Free (BMG) [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Theon Cross: Intra-I (New Soil) [10-29] - nu jazz
  • Crowded House: Dreamers Are Waiting (EMI) [06-04]
  • Adrian Crowley: The Watchful Eye of the Stars (Chemikal Underground) [04-30]
  • Crumb: Ice Melt (Crumb) [04-30] - psychedelic pop
  • Crystal Tides: Eat Your Words () [05-28]
  • Gemma Cullingford: Let Me Speak (Outre) [07-30]
  • Spencer Cullum: Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection (YK) [11-12] - folk rock
  • Joel Culpepper: Sgt Culpepper () [07-23] - funk
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Ain't No Storm (Imani/88 Keys) - jazz
  • Sturle Dagsland: Sturle Dagsland () [02-05] - experimental rock
  • Pan Daijing: Jade () [06-04] - experimental
  • Dal:um: Similar & Different (Glitterbeat) [06-25]
  • Dam Funk: Architecture III (Glydezone) [04-23]
  • Damon & Naomi: A Sky Record (20/20/20) [08-13] - slowcore
  • Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Def Presse/Get On Down) [09-03] - hip-hop
  • Barbara Dang & Muzzix: Michael Pisaro-Liu: Tombstones (Elsewhere) [10-19] - jazz
  • Lars Danielsson Liberetto: Cloudland (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Dark Time Sunshine: Lore () - hip-hop
  • Darkside: Spiral (Matador) [07-23] - art rock
  • Sarah Davachi: Antiphonals (Late Music) [09-10] - ambient
  • John Daversa Jazz Orchestra: All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Guy Davis: Be Ready When I Call You (MC) - blues
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology () - jazz
  • Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (Weird World) [11-30]
  • Steve Dawson: At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of Tree (Pravda) [07-16]
  • Lucky Daye: Table for Two ()
  • Yussef Dayes Trio: Welcome to the Hills (Cashmere Thoughts) - jazz
  • DDG: Die 4 Respect (Epic)
  • Roxanne De Bastion: You & Me, We Are the Same () [09-03]
  • De Beren Gieren: Less Is Endless () [02-19]
  • Erika De Casier: Sensational (4AD) [05-21] - alt r&b
  • Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (Saddle Creek) [08-27] - alt/indie
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze
  • Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (Stones Throw) [10-29]
  • Dear Laika: Pluperfect Mind () [10-29] - art pop
  • Santi Debriano: Flash of the Spirit (Truth Revolution) - jazz
  • Manni Dee: A Low Level Love (Perc Trax) [06-18] - techno
  • The Deep Dark Woods: Changing Faces (Six Shooter) [05-14]
  • Deep Tan: Creeping Speedwells () [06-04] - post-punk
  • Deerhoof: Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise) [10-22] - indie rock
  • Del Amitri: Fatal Mistakes (Cooking Vinyl) [05-28]
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Gentle Ghosts (Jazzdor) - jazz
  • Delgres: 4:00 AM (PIAS) [04-09] - jazz
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Beats (Plaist) [01-29] - jazz
  • Adrian Democ: Hlaholika (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Tanya Dennis: White Sails Blue Skies (Paloma) - jazz
  • Bertrand Denzler/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: What Do You See When You Are Sleeping? (Conront) [01-31] - jazz
  • Bo DePena: It's About to Get Western ()
  • Derupeto Quartet: Derupeto (Nobel) - jazz
  • Bryce Dessner: Impermanence/Disintegration (37d03d) - jazz
  • Blu DeTiger: How Did We Get Here? () [03-05]
  • Duke Deuce: Duke Nukem ()
  • Taylor Deupree: Mur (Dauw) [03-26]
  • The Devil Wears Prada: ZII () [05-21] - metalcore
  • Devin the Dude: Soulful Distance () - hip-hop
  • Toumani Diabate & the London Symphony Orchestra: Korolen (World Circuit) [04-23] - modern classical
  • Li Diaguo: Xiao Gong ()
  • Dialect: Under-Between (RVNG Intl) [03-19] - electroacoustic
  • Madi Diaz: History of a Feeling (Anti-) [08-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Peter DiCarlo: Onward (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Robert Dick/Nicola L Hein: Structures of Unreason (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Dictaphone: Goats & Distortions 5 (Denovali)
  • Digga D: Made in the Pyrex (02-25) [CGM]
  • DijahSB: Head Above the Waters (AWAL)
  • Dinosaur Jr: Sweet It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Patterson Dipper: Unearthing () [01-28]
  • Silas J Dirge: The Poor Devil () - country
  • Divide and Dissolve: Gas Lit (Invada) [01-29] - drone metal
  • The Divorcees: Drop of Blood () - country
  • DJ Earl: Bass + Funk & Soul (Moveltraxx -20) [2020-12-04] - electronic
  • DJ Khaled: Khaled Khaled (We the Best/Roc Nation/Epic) [04-30] - hip-hop
  • DJ Muggs & Rome Streetz: Death & the Magician () - hip-hop
  • Django Django: Glowing in the Dark (Because Music) [02-12] - indie pop
  • DMX: Exodus (Def Jam) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • Do Nothing: Glueland () [03-12] - post-punk
  • Dodie: Build a Problem (Doddieoddie) [05-07] - alt-pop
  • Julie Doiron: I Thought of You (You've Changed) [11-26]
  • Dolphin Midwives: Body of Water () [07-09] - electroacoustic
  • Micky Dolenz: Dolenz Sings Nesmith () [05-21]
  • Denise Donatelli: Whistling in the Dark . . . The Music of Burt Bacharach (Savant) - jazz
  • Michel Doneda/Frederic Blondy/Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16 (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Doran: Doran () [11-05]
  • Christy Doran/Stefan Banz: Aerosols (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Tashi Dorji/Marshall Trammell: Duo Damage Vol 1: Live in Portland (SIGE) - jazz
  • Giuseppe Doronzo/Pino Basile: Aterraterr (Tora) - jazz
  • Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (-EP) [05-07]
  • Leon Lee Dorsey: Thank You Mr Mabern! (Jazz Avenue 1 -20) - jazz
  • Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic ()
  • Dowally: Early Bird // Night Owl () [02-19]
  • Ed Dowie: The Obvious I (Needle Mythology) [03-26]
  • Riley Downing: Start It Over (New West) [05-14]
  • William Doyle: Great Spans of Muddy Time (Tough Love) [03-19] - art pop
  • Drakeo the Ruler: The Truth Hurts () - hip-hop
  • Dream Theater: A View From the Top of the World () [10-22] - prog metal
  • Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (T4T LUV NRG) [10-29] - deep house
  • Driftmachine: Spume & Recollection () [03-12] - ambient dub
  • Dropkick Murphys: Turn Up That Dial (Born & Bred) [04-30] - celtic punk
  • Drug Store Romeos: The World Within Our Bedrooms (Fiction) [10-09] - dream pop
  • Du Blonde: Homecoming (Daemon TV) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Deelee Dube: Trying Times (Concord) - jazz
  • Ducks Ltd: Modern Fiction (Carpark) [10-01] - jangle pop
  • Ryan Dugre: Three Rivers () [02-19]
  • Sal Dulu: Xompulse (Sal Dulu) [02-19]
  • Dummy: Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble in Mind) [10-22]
  • Adrianne Duncan: Gemini (LA Modern Jazz Series) - jazz
  • Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland () - country
  • Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: The Bright Awakening (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Duo Libertaire: Hint of Monk (Intrication) - jazz
  • Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (Alchemy) - jazz
  • John Dwyer/Nick Murray/Brad Caulkins/Greg Coates/Tom Dolas: Witch Egg (Rock Is Hell) - jazz
  • Dying Wish: Fragments of a Bitter Memory () [10-01] - metalcore
  • Jordan Dykstra/Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Anderson East: Maybe We Never Die (Elektra) [08-20]
  • Asun Eastwood & Finn: The SOUL () - hip-hop
  • Easy Life: Life's a Beach (Island) [05-28] - indie pop
  • Chris Eckman: Where the Spirit Rests () [06-04]
  • Rachel Eckroth: The Garden (Rainy Days) [09-03] - jazz
  • Edward II: Dancing Tunes (Cadiz Music) [03-12]
  • Zoe Efstathiou/Oda Dyrnes: Kyaness (Allekung) - jazz
  • Efterklang: Windflowers (City Slang) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Moka Efti Orchestra: Erstausgabe (Six Degrees) - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Eilien: Digital Lovers (Genot Centre) [05-09]
  • Tomas R Einarsson: Latinball I Buðardal (Lucky -20) - jazz
  • Douwe Eisenga: Open (V2) - jazz
  • El Michaels Affair: Yeti Season () [03-26] - psychedelic pop
  • Elbow: Flying Dream 1 (Polydor) [11-19]
  • Elder Island: Swimming Static (Elder Island) [05-28] - art pop
  • Eleventh Dream Day: Since Grazed ()
  • Danny Elfman: Big Mess (Anti-) [06-11] - art rock
  • Elhae: Aura III ()
  • Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror (Candid) - jazz
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue (Edition) [09-30] - vocal jazz
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Pete Ellman Big Band: For Pete's Ache (One Too Tree) - jazz
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18: Mas (Banana & Louie) [02-26]
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse) - jazz
  • Ember With Orrin Evans: No One Is Any One (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Dzijan Emin & the Magical Orchestra: Live in Ohrid (ZJM) - jazz
  • Employed to Serve: Conquering (Spinefarm) [09-17] - metalcore
  • Endless Boogie: Admonitiions (No Quarter) [11-12] - blues rock
  • Enumclaw: Jimbo Demo (-EP)
  • Katharina Ernst: Le Temps (Trost/Ventil) - jazz
  • Esoctrilihum: Dy'th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath ()
  • Euphorium Freakestra: Soundz Offfe Drzk Wahuh (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Evanescence: The Bitter Truth () [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Every Time I Die: Radical (Epitaph) [10-22] - metalcore
  • Evidence: Unlearning Vol 1 ()
  • Eyehategod: A History of Nomadic Behavior () [03-12] - sludge metal
  • Eyevin Nonet: Thomas Chapin III: Unearthed (Corne De Brume) - jazz
  • FACS: Present Tense (Trouble in Mind) [05-21] - experimental rock
  • Facta: Blush (Wisdom Teeth) [04-02] - ambient house
  • Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble: Different Roots (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Fake Fruit: Fake Fruit (Rocks in Your Head)
  • Roger Fakhr: Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk) - jazz
  • Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture: Badiare EP () [11-05]
  • Familiar Action: Familiar Action () [05-06]
  • Famous: The Valley () [05-28] - post-punk
  • Andy Farber and His Orchestra: Early Blue Evening (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Farmer Dave & the Wizards of the West: FDWOW (Curation) [01-22] - space rock
  • Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard: Once (Talitres) [04-30]
  • Fear Factory: Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - industrial metal
  • Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) [10-08] - heartland rock
  • Feu! Chatterton: Palais D'Argile (Caroline) [03-12] - art pop
  • Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (Run for Cover) [05-21] - emo
  • Field Music: Flat White Moon (Memphis Industries) [04-23] - prog pop
  • Field Works: Cedars (Temporary Residence) [03-05]
  • Fievel Is Glauque: God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess (La Loi) - Plunderphonics
  • Diego Figueiredo: Antarctica (Arbors) - jazz
  • Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (Moshi Moshi) [02-26]
  • Samantha Fish: Faster (Rounder) [09-10]
  • Conrad Fisher: Homemade () - country
  • Fiver: Fiver With the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition ()
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz
  • The Flatland Quartet: Songs From the Urban Forest (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • The Fleshtones: Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Yep Roc) [02-26]
  • Dave Flippo: Dedications: Jazz From Planet Flippo (Oppilf) - jazz
  • Floatie: Voyage Out (Exploding in Sound)
  • Flock of Dimes: Head of Roses (Sub Pop) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul/Jacob Felix Heule/Kanoko Nishi-Smith: Non-Dweller (Humbler) - jazz
  • John Francis Flynn: I Would Not Live Always () [07-30]
  • Tim Foljahn: I Dreamed a Dream (Cart/House) [05-07]
  • Foo Fighters: Medicine at Midnight (RCA) [02-05] - alt/indie
  • Robben Ford: Pure (Ear) - jazz
  • Foxing: Draw Down the Moon (Hopeless) [08-06] - alt/indie
  • Chloe Foy: Where Shall We Begin (self-released) [06-11] - chamber pop
  • Nils Frahm: Graz (Erased Tapes) [03-29]
  • Peter Frampton: Peter Frampton Forgets the Words (UMe) [04-23]
  • Mulo Francel: Mountain Melody (GLM) [10-15] - jazz
  • Francois & the Atlas Mountains: Banane Bleue () [02-26] - French pop
  • Henry Fraser/John McCowen/Sam Weinberg: Thip (Tripticks Tapes) - jazz
  • The Fratellis: Half Drunk Under a Full Moon () [04-02] - indie rock
  • Mabe Fratti: Sera Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos () [06-25] - ambient pop
  • Aaron Frazer: Introducing . . . (Dead Oceans) [01-08] - pop soul
  • Fred, Again: Actual Life ()
  • Fredo: Independence Day () [08-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz
  • Amaro Freitas: Sankofa (Far Out) - jazz
  • Stephen Fretwell: Busy Guy (Speedy Wunderground) [07-16]
  • Conny Frischauf: Die Drift (Bureau B) [01-15]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz
  • Frost: Day and Age () [05-14]
  • Frozen Soul: Crypt of Ice () [01-08] - death metal
  • Fryars: God Melodies () [07-16] - art pop
  • Fruit Bats: The Pet Parade (Merge) [03-05] - indie pop
  • Masayoshi Fujita: Bird Ambience (Erased Tapes) [05-28]
  • Shinya Fukumori: Another Story (Nagalu) - jazz
  • Full of Hell: Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse) [10-01] - deathgrind
  • Champian Fulton: Live From Lockdown (Champian) [09-14] - vocal jazz
  • Maxine Funke: Seance (A Colorful Storm) [07-16]
  • Fur: When You Walk Away () [11-05] - pop
  • Jayda G: DJ Kicks (!K7) - electronic
  • Karol G: KG0516 ()
  • GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (Colemine) [08-20] - blues
  • Gaadge: Yeah? (Crafted Sounds) [03-19]
  • Gajanas: Cihkkojuvvon () [02-06]
  • Gallant: Neptune ()
  • Daniel Garcia Trio: Via De La Plata (ACT) [09-24] - jazz
  • Nubya Garcia: Source We Move/We Move (Concord Jazz) [10-22] - jazz
  • Gus Garside & Herve Perez: The Unexpected Visitor (577) - jazz
  • Orla Gartland: Woman on the Internet (New Friends Music) [08-20] - indie pop
  • Gatecreeper: An Unexpected Reality () [01-15] - death metal
  • Stephen Gauci/Santiago Leibson/Shawn Lovato/Colin Hinton: Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic -20) - jazz
  • Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England (NYX Collective) [03-19] - post-industrial
  • GBSR Duo With Mira Benjamin: Barbara Monk Feldman: Verses (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Geese: Projector (Partisan) [10-29] - indie rock
  • Sam Gendel/Sam Wilkes: Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar/More Songs (Leaving) [07-21] - jazz
  • Myriam Gendron: Ma Delire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found () [10-01] - folk
  • Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon (Relapse) [03-26] - progressive metal
  • Leo Genovese: Sin Tiempo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Virginia Genta: Suono Non Buono (Troglosound/Townlathe) - jazz
  • Claire George: The Land Beyond the Light (05-21)
  • Jim Ghedi: In the Furrows of Common Place (Basin Rock) [01-22] - folk
  • Yohan Giaume: Whisper of a Shadow (Life Celebration Project) - jazz
  • Barry Gibb: Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1 (Capitol) [01-08] - adult conteporary
  • Billy F Gibbons: Hardware (Concord) [06-04] - southern rock
  • Behn Gillece: Still Doing Our Thing (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth: Utopian Ashes (Silvertone) [07-02] - chamber pop
  • Bendik Giske: Cracks (Smalltown Supersound) [08-27]
  • Giveon: When It's All Said and Done . . . Take Time ()
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Circulasione Totale) - jazz
  • John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (PLZ Make It Ruins) [07-30] - UK hip-hop
  • Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu -20) - jazz
  • Will Glaser: Some Drum Sounds (self-released) - jazz
  • Glok: Pattern Recognition (Bytes) [10-15]
  • Gnod: La Mort Du Sens (Rocket) [11-05] - noise rock
  • Goat Girl: On All Fours (Rough Trade) [01-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • God's Hate: God's Hate (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: G_d's Pee at State's End (Consetllation) [04-02] - post-rock
  • Gojira: Fortitude (Roadrunner) [04-30] - death metal
  • Brandon Goldberg: In Good Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Vivien Goldman: Next Is Now () [08-13]
  • The John Goldsby Trio: Segment (Basic Lion Music -20) - jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Even to This Day . . . Movement One: Inoculations for Orchestra and Soloists (Ninewinds/PfMentum) - jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Revelacion (Interscope) [03-12] - Latin pop
  • Neil Gonsalves Trio: Blessings and Blues (self-released) - jazz
  • Brock Gonyea: Where My Heart Is EP ()
  • Benito Gonzalez: Sing to the World (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • Jose Gonzalez: Local Valley (Mute) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • The Good People: The Greater Good () - hip-hop
  • Matthew Goodheart/Jon Raskin/Vladimir Tarasov: Goodheart Raskin Tarasov Trio (Temescal) - jazz
  • Gotham [Talib Kweli & Diamond D]: Gotham () - hip-hop
  • Victor Gould: In Our Time (Blue Room Music) - jazz
  • Dino Govoni: Hiding in Plain Sight (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Gov't Mule: Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy) [11-12]
  • Gowe: Jazznight () - hip-hop
  • Grandbrothers: All the Unknown () [01-15] - post-minimalism
  • Grandmas House: Grandmas House () [10-15]
  • John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) [06-25] - synthpop
  • Grasscut: Overwinter (Lo) [02-12]
  • Grave Flowers Bongo Band: Strength of Spring (Castle Face) [04-30]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Andrew Green: Dime Dancing: The Music of Steely Dan (Shifting Paradigm -20) - jazz
  • Griff: One Foot in Front of the Other (Warner) [06-18] - electropop
  • Grip: I Died for This!? () [08-27] - hip-hop
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grosso: Pasquale Plays Duke (Sony Masterworks) - jazz
  • Ground: Ozunu () [05-05]
  • Grouper: Shade (Kranky) [10-22] - folk
  • Growing: Diptych (Silver Current) [04-30]
  • Guapdad 4000: 1176 (Guapdad 4000)
  • Guedra Guedra: Vexillology () [03-12] - juke
  • Guided by Voices: Earth Man Blues (GBV) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (GBV) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet: L'Epaisseur De L'Air (Thin Wrist) - jazz
  • Noah Gundersen: A Pillar of Salt (Cooking Vinyl) [10-08]
  • Steve Gunn: Other You (Matador) [08-27] - folk rock
  • Gustaf: Audio Drag for Ego Slobs (Royal Mountain) [10-01]
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electric Waves (Astral Spirits -EP) [05-14] - jazz
  • Junior H: $ad Boyz 4 Life ()
  • Chung Ha: Querencia ()
  • Steve Hackett: Surrender of Silence (Inside Out) [09-10]
  • Tim Hagans: A Conversation (Waiting Moon) - jazz
  • Haiku Salut: The Hill, the Light, the Ghost (Secret Name) [08-27] - folktronica
  • Luke Haines: Setting the Dogs on the Post Punk Postman (Cherry Red) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Half Waif: Mythopoetics (Anti-) [07-09] - art pop
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Judith Hamann: Days Collapse (Another Timbre -20) - jazz
  • Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Hope (Prescott) - jazz
  • Hand Habits: Fun House (Saddle Creek) [10-22] - singer-songwriter
  • Cory Hanson: Pale Horse Rider (Drag City) [04-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (Anti-) [11-05] - soul
  • Jack Harlow: That's What They All Say () - hip-hop
  • Sinead Harnett: Ready Is Always Too Late () - r&b
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • John Hasselback III: Entrance (self-released) - jazz
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Late Spring (Gearbox)
  • Juliana Hatfield: Blood (American Laundromat)
  • Irena and Vojtech Havlovi: Melodies in the Sand (Melody as Truth) [03-05] - ambient
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz
  • Colin Hay: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself () [08-06]
  • Rip Hayman: Waves: Real and Imagined (Recital) [06-04] - new age
  • Max Haymer: Whirlwind: Live at Sam First (Emerald City -20) - jazz
  • Lou Hayter: Private Sunshine (Skint) [05-28] - sophisti-pop
  • Miho Hazama & Danish Radio Big Band: Imaginary Visions (Edition) [09-24] - jazz
  • Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (Chant) [09-14] - jazz
  • Nico Hedley: Painterly (Whatever's Clever) [09-03]
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell () [01-22]
  • Helado Negro: Far In (4AD) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sylvaine Helary: Glowing Life (Ayler -20) - jazz
  • Helloween: Helloween (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - power metal
  • Amy Helm: What the Flood Leaves Behind () [06-18]
  • HER: Back of My Mind (RCA) [06-18] - r&b
  • Herbert: Musca (Accidental) [10-22]
  • Here Lies Man: Ritual Divination (RidingEasy) [01-22] - stoner rock
  • Daniel Herskedal: Harbor (Edition) [07-20] - jazz
  • Dave Heumann: At Heights We Sway, at Depths We Speak ()
  • Lily Hiatt: Lately (New West) [10-15] - singer-songwriter
  • HighSchool: Forever at Last () [11-01]
  • Hildegard: Hildegard (Section1) [06-04] - UK bass
  • Kacy Hill: Simple, Sweet, and Smiling () [10-15] - synthpop
  • Richard Hill Jr Quintet: The Lost Files () [07-26] - jazz
  • Hilang Child: Every Mover () [01-08] - synthpop
  • Lisa Hilton: Transparent Sky (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Art Hirahara: Open Sky (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hiraki: Stumbling Through the Walls ()
  • Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite (Telarc) - jazz
  • Scott Hirsch: Windless Day () [10-08]
  • Christopher Hoffman: Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head) [03-26] - jazz
  • Susanna Hoffs: Bright Lights (Baroque Folk) [11-12]
  • Malcolm Holcombe: Tricks of the Trade () [08-20]
  • Holiday Ghosts: North Street Air () [05-21]
  • Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch) [03-05] - Midwest emo
  • The Horrors: Lout () [03-12]
  • Ben Howard: Collections From the Whiteout (Island) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Houndmouth: Good for You (Dualtone) [11-05] - indie folk
  • Hovvdy: True Love (Grand Jury) [10-01] - indie pop
  • Howlin' Rain: The Dharma Wheel () [10-08]
  • HRSMN [Canibus/Kurupt/Killah Priest/Ras Kass]: The Last Ride () - hip-hop
  • David Huckfelt: Room Enough, Time Enough () [02-26]
  • Nick Hudson: Font of Human Fractures (self-released) [04-30]
  • Michael Hudson-Casanova: Echoes of Thought (self-released) - jazz
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter) [12-10] - folk
  • Hus Kingpin: Portishus () - hip-hop
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - jazz
  • Hybrid: Black Halo (Distinctive) [07-09]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - jazz
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Solotude (Gearbox) [11-26] - jazz
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Ida Mae: Click Click Domino (Thirty Tigers) [07-16]
  • Iglooghost: Lei Line Eon (Gloo) [04-02] - prog electronic
  • IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (Crammed Discs) [03-05] -
  • Il Sogno: Graduation (Gotta Let It Out) - jazz
  • Natalie Imbruglia: Firebird (BMG) [09-24] - pop
  • Information Society: ODDfellows (Hakatak International) [08-06]
  • Insub Meta Orchestra: Ten/Sync (Insub) - jazz
  • Ioulus: Oddkin (Rhizome) [03-05] - art pop
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jon Irabagon: Bird With Streams (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Ferg Ireland Trio: Ferg Ireland Trio (Mondegreen) - jazz
  • Iron Maiden: Senjutsu (Parlophone) [09-03] - heavy metal
  • Ishmael Ensemble: Visions of Light (Severn Songs) [08-06]
  • Penelope Isles: Which Way to Happy (Bella Union) [11-05]
  • Ism: Japanese Flower (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Italian Spirit: In Japan (self-released) - jazz
  • IU: LILAC () [03-25] - K-pop
  • The J & F Band: Me and the Devil (Long Song) - jazz
  • Jackson + Sellers: Breaking Point (Anti-) [10-22] - Americana
  • Naissam Jalal: Un Autre Monde (Les Couleurs Du Son) - jazz
  • James: All the Colours of You (Virgin) [06-04] - Britpop
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: Bo Jackson (ALC) [08-13] - gangsta rap
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Japan Review: Kvetch Sounds () [10-29]
  • Sarah Jarosz: Blue Heron Suite (Rounder) [05-07] - country
  • The Jazz All Stars: The Jazz All Stars Vol 1 (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (Blue Engine) - jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration (Blue Engine -20) - jazz
  • Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound () - hip-hop
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Jevon: Fell in Love in Brasil (02-05)
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.1 () [10-08]
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.2 () [10-08]
  • Jinjer: Wallflowers () [08-27] - prog metal
  • Joan as Police Woman/Tony Allen/Dave Okumu: The Solution Is Restless (PIAS) [11-05]
  • Joeboy: Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic ()
  • Elton John: The Lockdown Sessions (Mercury) [10-22] - pop
  • Addison Johnson: Dark Side of the Mountain ()
  • Chuck Johnson: The Cinder Grove (VDSQ) [02-05] - ambient
  • Jillette Johnson: It's a Beautiful Day and I Love You (Moss Rose) [02-21]
  • Richard D Johnson: First Glance (Afar Music) [08-20] - jazz
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (Dead Oceans) [07-30] - smooth soul
  • Ed Jones/Emil Karlsen: From Where the Light Falls (FMR) - jazz
  • Mike Jones: All by Myself (Jonesjazz) - jazz
  • Percy Jones/Alex Skolnick/Kenny Grohowski/Tim Motzer: Pakt (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Jim Jones & Harry Fraud: The Fraud Department (Fraud Department/Empire) [02-19] - hip-hop
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (S-Curve/EMI) [04-23] - art rock
  • Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) [04-23]
  • Toggi Jonsson: Hagi () [08-31] - jazz
  • Hayden Joseph: The Only One Who's Prayin' (Loud & Proud -20)
  • Wesley Joseph: Ultramarine (Eeviltwinn) [06-18]
  • Samara Joy: Samara Joy (Whirlwind) [07-09] - jazz
  • The Joy Formidable: Into the Blue (Hassle) [08-20] - indie rock
  • Joy on Fire: Hymn (Procrastination -20) - jazz
  • Sun June: Somewhere (Run for Cover) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Valerie June: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul
  • Jungle: Loving in Stereo (Awal) [08-13] - neo-soul
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)
  • Damien Jurado: The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (Maraqopa) [05-14]
  • ER Jurken: I Stand Corrected (Country Thyme) [04-23]
  • Whitney K: Two Years (Maple Death) [02-19]
  • KAAN: Kaizen () - hip-hop
  • Kas: Like Sunlit Threads (Ilian Tape) [02-25] - breakbeat
  • Jap Kasai: Own °C (Chinabot) [05-10] - IDM
  • Katie Jo: Pawn Shop Queen () - country
  • Mark Kavuma & the Banger Factory: Arashi No Oto (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Liam Kazar: Due North (Woodsist/Mare) [08-06]
  • KDAP: Influences (Arts & Crafts) [07-16]
  • Keen Dreams: The Second Body (Whatever's Clever/Strange Daisy) [05-14]
  • John Paul Keith: The Rhythm of the City (Wild Honey) [02-19]
  • Sophia Kennedy: Monsters (City Slang) [05-07] - art pop
  • Kero Kero Bonito: Civilisation (Polyvinyl) [09-10] - electropop
  • Eli Keszler: Icons (LucyMe) [06-25] - jazz
  • Khalab & M'berra Ensemble: M'berra (Real World) [04-23] - African
  • Sean Khan: Supreme Love: A Journey Through Coltrane (BBE) - jazz
  • Kick the Cat: Gurgle (self-released) - jazz
  • Kid Kapichi: This Time Next Year () [02-05] - indie rock
  • Kiefer: Then There's Love Around (Stones Throw) [08-27]
  • Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi: The Final Studio Recording (Red Hook) - jazz
  • Killah Priest: Lord Sun Heavy Mental 1.1 () - hip-hop
  • The Killers: Pressure Machine (Island) [08-13] - heartland rock
  • Izumi Kimura/Cora Venus Lunny/Anthony Kelly: Folding (Farpoint) - jazz
  • Elizabeth King & the Gospel Souls: Living in the Last Days (Big Legal Mess) [04-02] - gospel
  • Little Freddie King: The New Orleans Collection: Going Upstairs (Newvelle) - jazz
  • King Crimson: Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington and Albany, 2021 (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: LW (Flightless) [KGLW] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Butterfly 3000 (KGLW) [06-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Woman: Celestial Blues (Relapse) [07-30] - sludge metal
  • Kings of Convenience: Peace or Love (EMI) [06-18] - folk pop
  • Kings of Leon: When You See Yourself () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Caroline Kingsbury: Heaven's Just a Flight (Fortune Tellers Music) [04-16]
  • John Carroll Kirby: Septet (Stones Throw) [06-25] - jazz-funk
  • Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Kizis: Tidibabide/Turn (Tin Angel) [02-12] - art pop
  • The Klezmatics: Letters to Afar (Chant) [08-18] - klezmer
  • KMRU: Logue (Injazero) [05-14] - ambient
  • Knocked Loose: A Tear in the Fabric of Life () [10-13] - metalcore
  • Daniel Knox: Won't You Take Me With You (HP Johnson Presents) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Kojaque: Town's Dead (PIAS) [06-25] - abstract hip-hop
  • Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (Wharf Cat) [10-29] - indie pop
  • Konus Quartett/Klaus Lang: Drei Allmenden (Cubus) - jazz
  • Alex Koo/Attila Gyarfas/Ralph Alessi: Identified Flying Object (WERF) - jazz
  • Kool Keith: Keith's Salon (Logistic/Telegraph) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Marieke Koopman: Chapter One (Challenge) - jazz
  • Koreless: Agor (Young) [07-09] - prog electronic
  • Kosine: Truth Serum ()
  • Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah: To Kill a Sunrise (Kota the Friend)
  • Annette Krebs: Konstruktion 1&2 Sah (self-released) - jazz
  • Susan Krebs: Daybreak (GreenGig Music) - jazz
  • Nicholas Krgovich: This Spring: Songs by Veda Hille (Tin Angel) [05-21]
  • Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys: Transit Tapes (For Women Who Move Furniture Around) (Unique) [06-04]
  • Krum: Black Lung () - hip-hop
  • The KUH Trio: Old Souls (ATS) - jazz
  • Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Made Kuti: For(e)ward (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Kutiman: Surface Currents () [02-23]
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Candy Racer () [10-27] - J-pop
  • La Luz: La Luz (Hardly Art) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • La Novia: Le Soleil Ni Meme La Lune (La Novia) [01-01]
  • Lady Blackbird: Black Acid Soul (BMG) - jazz
  • Ladyhawke: Time Flies (BMG) [11-19]
  • Pokey LaFarge: In the Blossom of Their Shade (New West) [10-15] - Americana
  • Lake Street Dive: Obviously (Nonesuch) [03-12] - pop soul
  • Lambchop: Showtunes (Merge) [05-21] - chamber pop
  • Francois Lana Trio: Cathedrale (Leo) - jazz
  • Domenico Lancelloti: Raio (Aaaa) [02-02]
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Langkamer: West Country () [09-15]
  • Daniel Lanois: Heavy Sun (Missing Piece) [03-19]
  • Joke Lanz & Ute Wassermann: Half Dead Half Alive: Live in Nickelsdorf (Klang Galerie) - jazz
  • Mary LaRose: Out Here (Little (i) Music) - jazz
  • Dominic Lash Quartet: Limulus (Spoonhunt) - jazz
  • Timo Lassy/Teppo Makynen: Live Recordings 2019-2020 (We Jazz) - jazz
  • The Lathums: How Beautiful Life Can Be () [09-24]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Hope (Yep Roc) [07-30] - country
  • Audrey Lauro/Giotis Damianidis: Dark Ballads (Silent Water/Mr Nakayasi) - jazz
  • Shannon Lay: Geist (Sub Pop) [10-08] - folk
  • Michael League: So Many Me (GroundUP Music) [06-25] - art pop
  • Joelle Leandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (Trost) - jazz
  • Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke () - country
  • Leather Rats: No Live 'Til Leather '98 (Bokeh Versions) [05-07]
  • Iury Lech: Ontonanology () [02-26]
  • Bobby Lee: Origin Myths (Tompkins Square) [03-05]
  • Howie Lee: Birdy Island (Mais Um Discos) [04-16] - progressive electronic
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Yong Lee: Touch (Fluxus) [06-29] - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Quartet Sessions (self-released) - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and the Global Big Band: Open World (self-released) - jazz
  • Rob Leines: Blood, Sweat, and Beers () - country
  • Anna Leone: I've Felt All These Things (Half Awake) [10-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Leprous: Aphelion () [08-27] - prog rock
  • Jinx Lennon: Liferafts for Latchicos (Septic Tiger) [04-23] - punk
  • L'Etau [Keith Tippett/Michael Pilz/Jean-Noel Cognard]: Script Original (Disques Bloc Thyristors/trAce Label) - jazz
  • Gaetano Letizia: Chartreuse (self-released) - jazz
  • Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno: Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno () - country
  • Mica Levi: Blue Alibi () [01-27]
  • Mike Levine: Just Chillin (self-released) - jazz
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Code of Being (Intakt) - jazz
  • The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (self-released) [08-26] - folk
  • SG Lewis: Times () [02-19] - dance pop
  • Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (Blue Heart) - blues
  • Liars: The Apple Drop (Mute) [08-06] - art rock
  • Joost Lijbaart: Free (Challenge -20) - jazz
  • Lice: Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear (Settled Law) [01-08] - experimental rock
  • Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach: Empathy: Five Improvised Soundscapes 2018-2020 (Jazzline -5CD) - jazz
  • Light Conductor: Sequence Two (Constellation) [10-29]
  • Lightning Bug: A Color of the Sky (Fat Possum) [06-25] - dream pop
  • Lil Baby/Lil Durk: The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Lil Durk: The Voice ()
  • Lil Tjay: Destined 2 Win (Columbia) [04-02] - hip-hop
  • Lil Yachty: Michigan Boy Boat (Quality Control/Capitol) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Liminanas/Laurent Garnier: De Pelicula (Berreto Music) [09-10] - psychedelic rock
  • Mason Lindahl: Kissing Rosy in the Rain (Tompkins Square) [01-22] - avant folk
  • Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) [08-06] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Lipstick Jodi: More Like Me (Quite Scientific) [06-04]
  • Lisel & Booker Stardrum: Mycelial Echo (Luminelle) [04-09] - ambient pop
  • Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Mazel Tov Kocktail! (Tall Man) - jazz
  • Olivia Ellen Lloyd: Loose Cannon (Brooklyn Basement)
  • Lo Village: Lost in America () [02-22]
  • Lorne Lofsky: This Song Is New (Modica Music) - jazz
  • Logic1000: You've Got the Whole Night to Go ()
  • Nick Lombardelli: Secret Suite (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Abdul Moimeme/Carlos Santos: Transition Zone (self-released) - jazz
  • London Grammar: Californian Soil (Metal & Dust/Ministry of Sound)
  • Lone: Always Inside Your Head (Greco-Roman) [10-29] - breakbeat
  • Lonely Guest: Lonely Guest (False Idols) [10-22] - trip hop
  • Lonely the Brave: The Hope List (Easy Life) [01-22] - alt/indie
  • Cecilia Lopez: RED (Db) (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Lorenzo BITW: Pantea () [05-14]
  • Loscil: Clara (Kranky) [05-28] - ambient
  • Lost Horizons: In Quiet Moments () [02-26] - dream pop
  • Russ Lossing: Meta Morphism (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Thomas Lossius Septet: Seven Words for Ekstasia (AMP) [06-11] - jazz
  • Lotic: Water (Houndstooth) [10-29] - art pop
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow () [03-19]
  • Maurice Louca: Saet El Hazz (The Luck Hour) () [09-24]
  • Gary Louris: Jump for Joy () [06-04]
  • Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil . . . The Art of Starting Over (Island) [04-02] - pop
  • Lizzie Loveless: You Don't Know (EggHunt) [09-17]
  • Low Island: If You Could Have It All Again () [04-16] - synthpop
  • Allen Lowe: A Love Supine: Ascension Into the Maelstrom (ESP Disk) - jazz
  • Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy: Son (Carrying Colour) [11-12]
  • Lydia Luce: Dark River (Tone Free Music) [02-26]
  • Lucero: When You Found Me () - country
  • The Lucid Dream: The Deep End () [04-30]
  • Steve Lukather: I Found the Sun Again (The Players Club) [02-26] - hard rock
  • Lump: Animal (Chrysalis) [07-30] - indie pop
  • Francis Lung: Miracle (Memphis Industries) [06-18] - indie pop
  • WH Lung: Vanities (Melodic) [10-08] - neo-psychedelia
  • Rene Lussier: Le Tesor De La Langue (ReR Megacorp) - jazz
  • Lustmord & Karin Park: Alter (Pelagic) [06-25]
  • Frank Macchia: Songs for Tracy (Cacophony) - jazz
  • Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles: Keys (Drag City) [04-09] - bluegrass
  • Magdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Luminelle) [10-08] - synthpop
  • Magna Carda: To the Good People () - hip-hop
  • Matt Maltese: Good Morning It's Now Tomorrow () [10-08] - soft rock
  • Maluma: 7 DJ: 7 Dias En Jamaica ()
  • Abe Mamet: The Abe Mamet Trio (LMB) [11-12] - jazz
  • Mammoth WVH: Mammoth WVH () [06-11] - hard rock
  • Man on Man: Man on Man (Polyvinyl) [05-07] - alt/indie
  • Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God (Loma Vista) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star (Roomspin) - jazz
  • Mandrake Handshake: Shake the Hand That Feeds You () [05-14]
  • Manic Street Preachers: The Ultra Vivid Lament (Sony) [09-10] - alt/indie
  • Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (Superego) [11-05] - chamber folk
  • Clara Mann: Consolations () [02-24]
  • Janis Mann & Kenny Werner: Dreams of Flying (Pancake) - jazz
  • Mannequin Pussy: Perfect () [05-21] - indie rock
  • Manslaughter 777: World Vision Perfect Harmony (Thrill Jockey) [03-26] - breakbeat
  • Mapstation: My Frequencies, When We (Bureau B) [02-26]
  • Amari Mar: Grand Rising () - hip-hop
  • Jucara Marcal: Delta Estacio Blues () [09-30] - experimental rock
  • Mare Cognitum: Solar Paroxysm ()
  • Desire Marea: Desire (Izimakade) [01-10] - deconstructed club
  • Triston Marez: Triston Marez () - country
  • Marinero: Hella Love (Hardly Art) [05-21]
  • Mariza: Mariza Canta Amalia (Parlophone -20) [2020-11-20] - Portuguese
  • Ellis Marsalis With Jason Marsalis: The New Orleans Collection: For All We Know (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Alexis Marshall: House of Lull, House of When () [07-23] - death industrial
  • Billie Marten: Flora Fauna (Fiction) [05-21] - singer-songwriter
  • The Martha's Vineyard Ferries: Suns Out Gung Out (Ernest Jenning) [02-26]
  • Kevin Richard Martin: Return to Solaris (Phantom Limb) [06-25] - ambient
  • Pascal Marzan/Alex Ward: (VU) (Copepod -20) - jazz
  • Sue Maskaleris: Love Is the Key (Jazilian) - jazz
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut ()
  • Willy Mason: Already Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [08-06] - art rock
  • Mastodon: Hushed and Grim (Reprise) [10-29] - prog metal
  • Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird: These 13 (Wegawam Music/Southern Broadcast) [03-05] - country
  • MAV & Hobgoblin: Angelz & Demonz 3 () - hip-hop
  • Ed Maverick: Eduardo ()
  • Maximo Park: Nature Always Wins (PIAS) [02-26] - new wave
  • Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (RCA) [10-18] - trap
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Magda Mayas' Filamental: Confluence (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Elias Mazian: All Night (DGTL -EP)
  • Nick Mazzarella/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: What You Seek Is Seeking You (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz
  • Jill McCarron Trio With Will Anderson: Jazz Motif (self-released) - jazz
  • Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived (self-released) - jazz
  • Paul McCartney: McCartney III (Capitol -20) [2020-12-18] - pop rock
  • Mac McCaughan: The Sound of Yourself (Merge) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Walt McClements: A Hole in the Fence (American Dreams) [08-13]
  • Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message (Blue Note) [11-19] - jazz
  • Fergus McCreadie: Cairn (Edition) [01-29] - jazz
  • Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (Resilience) - jazz
  • Murray McLauchlan: Hourglass (True North) [07-09]
  • John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (Abstract Logix) - jazz
  • Shannon McNally: The Waylon Sessions (Compass) [05-28] - country
  • Dean McPhee: Witch's Ladder (Hood Faire) [04-30]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards: Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (Idyllic Noise) - jazz
  • Buck Meek: Two Saviors (Keeled Scales) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Gary Meek: Monterey Groove () - jazz
  • Meet Me @ the Altar: Model Citizen () [08-13] - pop punk
  • Mega Bog: Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors) [07-23] - art pop
  • Nicholas Meier/Dewa Budjana Group: Flying Spirits (Blue Canoe -20) - jazz
  • Melvins: Working With God (Ipecac) [02-26] - stoner rock
  • Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone) [02-26]
  • Vinicius Mendes/Alex Dias/Gabriel Bruce/Victor Vieira-Branco: Duascidades (self-released) - jazz
  • Vince Mendoza: Freedom Over Everything (Modern) - jazz
  • Meroli: Notturni (Space Echo) - jazz
  • Pat Metheny: Side Eye NYC V1.IV (Modern) - jazz
  • Hendrik Meurkens: Manhattan Samba (self-released) - jazz
  • Mexican Institute of Sound: Distrito Federal (self-released)
  • Mhaol: Gender Studies () [10-29]
  • MichiganRattlers: That Kind of Life ()
  • Microcorps: Xmit (Alter) [04-16] - industrial techno
  • Microtub: Sonic Drift (Sofa Music) - jazz
  • Stephan Micus: Winter's End (ECM) - jazz
  • Middle Kids: Today We're the Greatest (Domino) [03-19] - indie rock
  • Midnight Sister: Painting the Roses (Jagjaguwar) [01-15] - art pop
  • Migos: Culture III (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Miguel: Art Dealer Chic 4 ()
  • Steve Million: Jazz Words (self-released) [08-20] - jazz
  • Parker Millsap: Be Here Instead () [04-09] - country
  • Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske: Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske () [03-26] - electroacoustic
  • Dom Minasi: Eight Hands One Mind (Unseen Rain) - jazz
  • Minotaur Shock: Qi (Bytes) [01-29]
  • Mirage: Mirage (Peatonal West) [01-01]
  • Danielle Miraglia: Bright Shining Stars (VizzTone) - jazz
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Jerzy Mazzoll/Slawek Janicki/Qba Janicki: For Sure (Bocian -20) - jazz
  • Mndsgn: Rare Pleasure (Stones Throw) [06-04] - psychedelic soul
  • Modern Nature: Island of Noise (Bella Union) [11-19]
  • Charnett Moffett: New Love (Motema) - jazz
  • Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes Around (Turning Circles Music) - jazz
  • Jesse Mogale: Heritage From an African Continent (Jaymog -20) - jazz
  • Mogwai: As the Love Continues (Rock Action) [02-19] - post-rock
  • Tony Monaco/Hendrik Meurkens/Reid Hoyson/Mark Lucas: Strollin' (Reid Hoyson Productions) - jazz
  • Adrian Moncada: Inhabitable Imagination (Inhabitable Imagination Music) - jazz
  • Moneybagg Yo: A Gangsta's Pain (CMG/N-Less/Interscope) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Jane Monheit: Come What May (Club44) - vocal jazz
  • Mono: Pilgrimage of the Soul (Temporary Residence) [09-17] - post-rock
  • Marisa Monte: Portas (Sony) [07-01] - MPB
  • Gary Moore: How Blue Can You Get (Provogue) [04-30]
  • Steve Moore: Analog Sensitivity (Be With) [02-19] - space ambient
  • Valentino Mora: Underwater (Spazio Disponible) [03-22] - ambient techno
  • Jason Moran: The Sound Will Tell You (Yes) - jazz
  • Morcheeba: Blackest Blue (Fly Agaric) [05-14] - trip hop
  • Enrico Morello: Cyclic Signs (Auand) [03-19] - jazz
  • Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny (Fueled by Ramen) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Suomi Morishita: Ein (Tomte's) - jazz
  • Morray: Street Sermons (Pick Six/Interscope) [04-28]
  • David John Morris: Monastic Love Songs () [05-21]
  • Joe Morris/Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles (Open Systems) - jazz
  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes (World of Echo) [03-05]
  • Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • A Mountain of One: Custards Last Stand (Amore) - downtempo
  • Mouse on Mars: AAI (Thrill Jockey) [02-26] - IDM
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) - jazz
  • Mouth Painter: Tropicale Moon (Feeding Tube) [09-03]
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: VWETO III (Foreseen Entertainment/Epistrophik Peach Sound) [05-21] - instrumental hip-hop
  • Connor Munroe: Then + Now (self-released) - jazz
  • Muqata'a: Kamil Manqus (Hundebiss) [02-05] - wonky
  • Murcof: The Alias Sessions () [05-21] - dark ambient
  • The Murlocs: Bittersweet Dreams (ATO) [06-25] - garage rock
  • John Murry: The Stars Are God's Bullet Holes (Submarine Cat) [07-16] - folk rock
  • The Musalini & O Finess: No Squares in My Circle () - hip-hop
  • Museum of Love: Life of Mammals (Skint) [07-09]
  • Mush: Lines Redacted (Memphis Industries) [02-12] - post-punk
  • Rachel Musson: Dreamsing (577) - jazz
  • Mustafa: When Smoke Rises (Regent Park Songs) [05-28] - neo-soul
  • Mu-Ziq: Scurlage (Analogical Force) [05-28] - IDM
  • MXLX: Nebula Rasa (Kindarad!) [03-26]
  • My Morning Jacket: My Morning Jacket (ATO) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Myka 9 & Profound: Nine Clouds () - hip-hop
  • John Myrtle: Myrtle Soup () [06-18]
  • Marissa Nadler: The Path of the Gods (Sacred Bones) [10-29] - psychedelic folk
  • Nancy: The Seven Foot Tall Post-Suicidal Feel Good Blues () [01-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • Nao: And Then Life Was Beautiful (Little Tokyo) [09-24] - neo-soul
  • Anthony Naples: Chameleon () [09-03] - downtempo
  • Israel Nash: Topaz (self-released) [03-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Native Soul: Teenage Dreams () [09-14]
  • Nation of Language: A Way Forward (PIAS) [11-05] - synthpop
  • The Natvral: Tethers (Kanine) [04-02] - indie folk
  • Rachika Nayar: Our Hands Against the Dusk (NNA Tapes) [03-05] - glitch
  • Jacky Naylor: The Industrial Suite (Ubuntu) [04-09] - jazz
  • NCT 127: Sticker (SM Entertainment) [09-17] - K-pop
  • Lael Neale: Acquainted With Night (Sub Pop) [02-19] - alt/indie
  • Camila Nebbia: Colibri Rojo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Josh Nelson: Live at Bluewhale Volume 1 (Steel Bird Music) - jazz
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: A Few Stars Apart (Fantasy) [06-11] - country rock
  • Jennifer Nettles: Always Like New () [06-25] - country
  • Sarah Neufeld: Detritus (Paper Bag) [05-14] - modern classical
  • New Age Doom & Lee: Lee Scratch Perry's Guide to the Universe (We Are Busy Bodies) [11-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • New Bums: Last Time I Saw Grace (Drag City) [03-19]
  • New Faces: New Sounds (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • New Memphis Colorways: It Is What It Isn't (Owl Jackson Jr) - jazz
  • The New Muse 4Tet: Blue Lotus (self-released) - jazz
  • The New World Jazz Composers Octet: The Next Stage (Big and Phat Jazz) - jazz
  • Farnell Newton: Feel the Love (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • Night Beats: Outlaw R&B (Fuzz Club) [06-04] - psychedelic rock
  • Nightmares on Wax: Shout Out! To Freedom . . . (Warp) [10-29] - downtempo
  • Willie Nile: The Day the Earth Stood Still () [08-13]
  • The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 1: To the Nth (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Carlos Nino & Friends: More Energy Fields, Currrent (International Anthem) [05-07]
  • Nite Jewel: No Sun (Gloriette) [08-27] - ambient pop
  • Andrew Nixon/Joe Goretti/Ed Croft: In Congruence (self-released) - jazz
  • Noctiferia: Reforma () [05-28]
  • Cedric Noel: Hang Time () [11-12]
  • Jim Noir: Deep Blue View (Dook) [08-06]
  • Nothing but Thieves: Moral Panic II () [07-23] - alt/indie
  • The Notwist: Vertigo Days (Morr Music) [01-29] - indietronica
  • Noyz82: Blade Runner Basquiat () - hip-hop
  • Gary Numan: Intruder (BMG) [05-21] - darkwave
  • Audrey Nuna: A Liquid Breakfast (Arista)
  • Maarja Nuut: Hinged () [08-20] - art pop
  • Observe Since 98: Le Dernier Royaume () - hip-hop
  • Octo Octa: She's Calling (T4T LUV NRG)
  • Oddfellow's Casino: The Cult of Water (Nightjar) [04-02]
  • Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Virtual Birdland (Zoho) - Latin jazz
  • Offset 5: Deflections (self-released) - jazz
  • Oh Wonder: 22 Break () [10-08] - indie pop
  • Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (White Boy) [07-17] - pop
  • Old Sea Brigade: Motivational Speaking (Nettwerk) [05-14]
  • Angel Olsen: Aisles (Jagjaguwar -EP) [08-20] - synthpop
  • One Million Eyes: Brama () [03-01]
  • Onyx: Onyx 4 Life ()
  • Joy Orbison: Still Slipping Vol 1 (XL) [08-13] - downtempo
  • Origami Angel: Gami Gang (Counter Intuitive)
  • Declan O'Rourke: Arrivals (East-West) [03-05]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Orquesta Akokan: 16 Rayos (Daptone) [10-22]
  • Out to Dinner: Play On (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Bones Owens: Bones Owens (Black Ranch/Thirty Tigers) [02-26]
  • Charles Owens Trio: 10 Years (LA.Reserve) - jazz
  • Paal: Soothing Songs for a Cultured Affair (Midnight Shift) - drum & bass
  • Dorothea Paas: Anything Can't Happen (Telephone Explosion) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Packs: Take the Cake (Fire Talk) [05-21] - alt/indie
  • Julian Page: Lost and Found (Temporal Acuity -20) - jazz
  • Patrick Paige II: If I Fail Are We Still Cool? (self-released)
  • Painted Shrines: Heaven and Holy () [03-05] - folk rock
  • Pino Palladino and Blake Mills: Notes With Attachments (Impulse) [03-12] - jazz
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black metal
  • Parannoul: To See the Next Part of the Dream (self-released) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Parcels: Day/Night () [11-05] - yacht rock
  • Pardoner: Came Down Different ()
  • Charlie Parr: Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways) - blues
  • Paris Texas: Boy Anonymous () [05-14] - experimental hip-hop
  • Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki (Uchimizu) - jazz
  • Evan Parker: Winns Win (Byrd Out) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering/AUM Fidelity -10CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin & Detlef Weinrich: Jours De Greve () [01-10]
  • The Parrots: Dos () [10-29]
  • Jeremy Parsons: Things to Come ()
  • Alan Pasqua: Day Dream (Gretabelle Music) - jazz
  • Passalacqua: Passalacqua LP () - hip-hop
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac (self-released) [02-19] - jazz
  • John Patitucci/Vinnie Colaiuta/Bill Cunliffe: Trio (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jessica Pavone: Lull (Chalkin) [10-22]
  • Stephane Payen/Ingrid Laubrock/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey: All Set (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Vinnie Paz: Burn Everything That Bares Your Name () - hip-hop
  • Hayden Pedigo: Letting Go (Mexican Summer) [09-24] - American primitivism
  • Pierrick Pedron: Fifty-Fifty: New York Sessions (Gazebo) [03-05] - jazz
  • Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure) [03-26] - electronic
  • Greentea Peng: Man Made (AMF) [06-04] - neo-soul
  • Pepe Deluxe: Phantom Cabinet Vol 1 (Catskills) [10-22] - prog pop
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Special Edition Box: Procedural Language (SMP) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman: Brass and Ivory Tales (Fundacja Sluchaj -9CD) [10-00] - jazz
  • Don Peretz: Dikson (Deepdig) - jazz
  • Karen Peris: A Song Is Way Above the Lawn (Therese) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Bruno Pernadas: Private Reasons ()
  • Rich Perry: Happy Destiny (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Maisie Peters: You Signed Up for This (Gingerbread Man) [08-27] - pop
  • Sara Petite: Rare Bird (JTMMusic) [02-26]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • The Len Pierro Jazz Orchestra: The Third Quarter (WalkingPath -20) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: Oaxaca Constellation (self-released) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: I'll Colour Around It (self-released) - jazz
  • Antoine Pierre/Urbex Electric: Suspended: Live at Flagley (OutNote -20) - jazz
  • Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (Amalgam) - jazz
  • Sam Pilnick's Nonet Project: The Adler Suite (Next Level) - jazz
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • The Pink Stones: Introducing . . . the Pink Stones (Normaltown) [04-09]
  • Pink Sweat$: Pink Planet (Atlantic)
  • Alberto Pinton Trio: All the Difference (Clear Now) - jazz
  • Pirata: Pirata () - hip-hop
  • Piroshka: Love Drips and Gathers (Bella Union) [07-23]
  • John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (Ghostlight) - jazz
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof (Rounder) [11-19]
  • Jeff Platz/Max Goldman/Brendan Carniaux: With Orbit (self-released) - jazz
  • PLS.trio: Cosmonauts (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Poison Ruin: Poisin Ruin (Urge) [02-11] - post-punk
  • Polyorchard: An Excess of Primary Forms (Out and Gone) - jazz
  • Pom Poko: Cheater (Bella Union) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Pond: 9 () [10-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Pooh Shiesty: Shiesty Season (4PF/CMG) [02-05] - hip-hop
  • Poorstacy: Party at the Cemetary () [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Poppy: Flux (Sumerian) [09-24] - shoegaze
  • Poppy: EAT (NXT Soundtrack) () [06-08] - alt metal
  • Porches: All Day Gentle Hold! (Domino) [10-08] - synthpop
  • Portico Quartet: Monument () [11-12] - jazz
  • Portrayal of Guilt: We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) [01-29] - screamo
  • Portrayal of Guilt: Christfucker () [11-05] - sludge metal
  • Postdata: Twin Flames (Paper Bag) [03-05] - indie folk
  • Keith Pray: Universal Blues (Praynation) - jazz
  • Noah Preminger/Kim Cass: Thunda (Day Bridge) - jazz
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll () [02-12] - hard rock
  • Eddie Prevost Band: Bean Soup and Bouquets (Matchless) - jazz
  • Nigel Price Organ Trio: Wes Reimagined (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Katherine Priddy: The Eternal Rocks Beneath () [06-25]
  • Prolaps: Ultra Cycle Pt 2: Estival Growth (Hausu Mountain) [06-20] - hardcore breaks
  • Propo'88 & Wildelux: Certified Craftsmen () - hip-hop
  • Provoker: Body Jumper (Year0001) [08-13]
  • Andrzej Przybielski & Oles Brothers: Short Farewell: The Lost Sessions (Audio Cave) - jazz
  • Pseudo Intellectuals: Only Built for Food and Drinks () - hip-hop
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound (What Reality?) [02-05] - heavy psych
  • Psychic Hotline: The Wild World of Psychic Hotline (Disciples) [03-05]
  • Public Service Broadcasting: Bright Magic (PIAS) [09-24] - indietronica
  • Puma Blue: In Praise of Shadows () [02-05]
  • Punkt.Vrt.Plastik: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz
  • Pupil Slicer: Mirrors () [03-12] - mathcore
  • Quando Rondo: Still Taking Risks (Quando Rondo/Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [05-07]
  • Quartet Diminished: Station Three (Hermes) - jazz
  • Queen Naija: Missunderstood Still . . . ()
  • Quickly, Quickly: The Long and Short of It (Ghostly International) [08-20] - alt r&b
  • Joshua Radin: The Ghost and the Wall (Nettwerk) [07-23]
  • Gerry Rafferty: Rest in Blue () [09-03]
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Life by Misadventure (Sony) [05-07] - pop soul
  • Jordan Rakei: What We Call Life (Ninja Tune) [09-17] - art pop
  • Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balas Pandi: The Churning of the Ocean (Trost) - jazz
  • Ransom, Nicholas Craven: Director's Cut Scene Three (GoodFelons)
  • Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) [07-30] - hip-hop
  • Jon Raskin: Synergy Signals (Artifact) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: Book P of Practitioners (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: The Long Table (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin Quartet: Up & Down, Sideways (Temescal) - jazz
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: The Future (Stax) [11-05]
  • Rats on Rafts: Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs a Net of Rabbit Paths (Fire) [01-29] - post-punk
  • Rattletooth: Rabbit! Rabbit! Oh Wait Squirrel () [04-30] - punk
  • Really From: Really From (Topshelf)
  • The Reckless Night Ensemble: Pan Americanos: The Songs of Raymond Scott & Lalo Guerrero (Steady Beat) - jazz
  • Red Fang: Arrows () [06-40] - stoner metal
  • Red Ribbon: Planet X () [06-11]
  • Red Velvet: Queendom (SM Entertainment) [08-16] - K-pop
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (Slumberland) [04-09]
  • Renee Reed: Renee Reed (Keeled Scales) [03-26] - psychedelic folk
  • Tomeka Reid/Joe Morris: Combinations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Eimear Reidy & Natalia Beylis: Whose Woods These Are (self-released) [05-24]
  • Reigning Sound: A Little More Time With Reigning Sound (Merge) [05-21] - garage rock
  • Remember Sports: Like a Stone (Father/Daughter)
  • Victor Rendon & Bronx Conexion Latin Jazz Big Band: Mambo Boulevard (Bronx Conexion Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) - vocal jazz
  • Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index (Far Out) - jazz
  • The David Restivo Trio: Arancina (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer/Kenny Grohowski: Shapeshifters (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Gruff Rhys: Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade) [05-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Chris Richards: Wisconsin River (White Mare) [04-22]
  • Max Richter: Voices 2 (Decca) - jazz
  • Matt Ridley: The Antidote (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Ripatti: Fun Is Not a Straight Line (Planet Mu) [06-25] - footwork
  • Diego Rivera: Indigenous (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Nelson Riveros: The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Alasdair Roberts & Volvur: The Old Fabled River (Drag City) [07-23]
  • Michael Robinson: Lotus-Pollen (Azure Miles -20) - jazz
  • Porter Robinson: Nurture (Mom + Pop) [04-23] - synthpop
  • Alfredo Rodriguez/Monir Hossn: Que Sera (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Pete Rodriguez: Obstacles (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Kristiana Roemer: House of Mirrors (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Erin Rogers: 2000 Miles (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Angel Roman & Mambo Blue: Festive Interplay (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Cobra Poems (You've Changed) [09-10]
  • Rome Streetz & Ankhlejohn: Genesis 1:27 () - hip-hop
  • Rome Streetz & DJ Muggs: Death & the Magician (Soul Assassins) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Rosali: No Medium (Spinster Sounds) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Esther Rose: How Many Times (Father/Daughter) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Rose City Band: Earth Trip (Thrill Jockey) [06-25] - folk rock
  • Margo Ross: Prairie Life () [06-11]
  • Ross From Friends: Tread () [10-22] - future garage
  • Rostam: Changephobia (Matsor Projects) [06-04] - indie pop
  • Daniel Rotem: Solo (self-released) - jazz
  • Carmen Q Rothwell: Don't Get Comfy/Nowhere (Ruination -EP) [08-06] - art pop
  • Roy: Roy's Garage (Idee Fixe) [05-14]
  • Royal Blood: Typhoons (Warner) [04-30] - alt dance
  • Xenia Rubinos: Una Rosa (Anti-) [10-15] - art pop
  • Ruf Der Heimat [Thomas Borgmann/hristof Thewes/Willi Kellers/Jan Roder]: Secrets (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Run Logan Run: For a Brief Moment We Could Smell the Flowers () [09-17]
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: Engine of Hell (Sargent House) [11-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler) [04-30]
  • Jana Rush: Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu) [08-13] - footwork
  • Allison Russell: Outside Child (Fantasy) [05-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Shaun Ryder: Visits From Future Technology () [08-20]
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Sage Poet: Parable of the Chariot () - hip-hop
  • Saint Agnes: Vampire () [03-26] - punk rock
  • Naoko Sakata: Dancing for Spirits (Pomperipossa) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Samo Salamon/Dominique Pifarely/Michel Godard/Dejan Terzic: Live Ones: Vol 1 (self-released) [01-06] - jazz
  • Nathan Salsburg: Psalms (No Quarter) [08-20]
  • Johanna Samuels: Excelsior! (Mama Bird) [04-02]
  • Mathias Sandberg: The Doctor (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Myles Sanko: Memories of Love (Legere) [03-12]
  • Sankofa: BLKTCHP () - hip-hop
  • Suzanne Santo: Yard Sale () [11-05]
  • Sarah Louise: Earth Bow () [04-30]
  • Albertine Sarges: The Sticky Fingers (Moshi Moshi) [01-29] - art pop
  • The Saskatchewan All Star Big Band: Saskatchewan Suite (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Julie Sassoon: If You Can't Go Outside . . . Go Inside (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Satomimagae: Hanazono (RVNG) [04-13]
  • The Chris Saunders Band: Dancing With the Widow St James (self-released) - jazz
  • Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (City Slang) [01-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Saweetie: Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1 (Warner) [04-16]
  • Nitin Sawhney: Immigrants (Sony Masterworks) [03-19]
  • Scott Sawyer: Night Visions (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Elori Saxl: The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl) [01-22] - ambient
  • Dave Scanlon: Pink in Each, Bright Blue, Bright Green (Whatever's Clever) [01-15]
  • Ingrid Schmoliner/Hamid Drake: Awon Ona (Klanggalerie) - jazz
  • Oliver Schwerdt/Barry Guy/Gunter "Baby" Sommer: One for My Baby and One More for the Bass (Euphorium -20) - jazz
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari (Hakuna Kulala) [05-28] - deconsructed club
  • Craig Scott's Lobotomy: I Am Revolting (self-released) - jazz
  • Brandon Seabrook/Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries (Leo) - jazz
  • Kit Sebastian: Melodi () [10-01]
  • Sech: 42 ()
  • Sedibus: The Heavens (Orbscure -EP) [05-28] - ambient
  • See Through 4: Permanent Moving Parts (All-Set! Editions) - jazz
  • Peggy Seeger: First Farewell (Red Grape Music) [04-09]
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: The Romance of Affliction () [11-05] - metalcore
  • SeFa LoCo: Creosote (Rightbrain) - jazz
  • Sel Balamir: Swell () [09-06]
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Trevor Sensor: On Account of Exile Vol 1 (High Black Desert) [06-18]
  • Serendip Quartet: Queen of Fire (self-released) - jazz
  • Bobby Sessions: Manifest () - hip-hop
  • Sha: Monbijou (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • The Shadracks: From Human Like Forms (Damaged Goods) [08-13] - garage punk
  • Red Shahan: Javelina ()
  • Sila Shaman: They Come Out at Night (Wave Eleven) - jazz
  • Shame: Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) [01-15] - post-punk
  • Sleigh Bells: Texis (Mom + Pop) [09-10] - noise pop
  • Paul Stanley's Soul Station: Now and Then (UMe) [03-19] - soul
  • Shannon & the Clams: Year of the Spider (Easy Eye Sound) [08-20] - garage rock
  • Andy Shauf: Wilds (Anti-) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea (Nonesuch) [01-22] - modern classical
  • Jas Shaw: Solibruchstelle I: Become the Scenic Route () [03-02]
  • Sheff G: Proud of Me Now () - hip-hop
  • Shelley FKA Dram: Shelley (Atlantic/Empire) [04-29]
  • Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti: The Weight of Hope (Modica Music) [10-29] - jazz
  • Sean Shibe: Camino (Pentatone)
  • Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp/William Parker: Re-Union (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Patrick Shiroishi: Hidemi (American Dreams) [10-29]
  • Paula Shocron/Pablo Diaz: Algo En Un Espacio Vacio (Nendo Dango) - jazz
  • Kelvin Sholar: Rites of Fire (Kasmavtsu) - jazz
  • The Shootouts: Bullseye () - country
  • Shordie Shordie & Murda Beatz: emory Lane ()
  • Nick Shoulders: Home on the Rage () - country
  • Kaitlyn Shuko: Disposition () [01-15]
  • Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra: Tales From the Jacquard (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Maura Sigura Quartet: Terra Vetro (S'ard Music) - jazz
  • Jaymie Silk: The Legend of Jack Johnson (Shall Not Fade)
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg: Tomorrow (Porta Jazz) - jazz
  • Janet Simpson: Safe Distance () [03-19]
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Theory of Ice (You've Changed) [03-12] - spoken word
  • Iain Sinclair & London Experimental Ensemble: Dark Before Dark (577) - jazz
  • Ballake Sissoko: Djourou (No Format) [04-09] - chamber folk
  • Six Organs of Admittance: The Veiled Sea ()
  • Skerebotte Fatta: Appaz (ForTune) - jazz
  • Sketches of Influence: The Grind: Live at Middle C Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Slaughter to Prevail: Kostolom () [08-13]
  • Sleepy Hallow: Still Sleep? (Winners Circle/RCA) [06-02]
  • Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead (Edition) - jazz
  • Mark Small: One Day (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Small Black: Cheap Dreams (100% Electronica) [04-09] - chillwave
  • Smerz: Believer (XL) [02-26] - art pop
  • Canaan Smith: High Country Sound () - country
  • Gabriela Smith and Gabriel Cabezas: Lost Coast (Bedroom Community)
  • Jorja Smith: Be Right Back (FAMM) [05-14]
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk 2: See the Birds (Edition) [09-17] - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [12-15] - jazz
  • Smith & Burrows: Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough () [02-05] - pop rock
  • Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Bernstein Reimagined (MCG Jazz) - jazz
  • SmooVth & Giallo Point: Amongst Wolves () - hip-hop
  • Snapped Ankles: Forest of Your Problems (The Leaf Label) [07-02] - dance punk
  • Soccer96: Dopamine (Moshi Moshi) [09-10]
  • Social Haul: Social Haul () [06-11]
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) - vocal jazz
  • Son Volt: Electro Melodier (Transmit Sound) [07-30] - Americana
  • Omar Sosa: An East African Journey (Ota) - jazz
  • Soccer Committee: Tell From the Grass (Morc) [06-21]
  • Softcult: Year of the Rat () [04-16]
  • Lara Solnicki: The One and the Other (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Solstice: Food for Thought (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Jimi Somewhere: Nothing Gold Can Stay () [02-05]
  • Son Lux: Tomorrows III () [04-16] - glitch pop
  • Soothsayers: We Are Many (Wah Wah 45s -20) - jazz
  • Richard Sorce: Bossambal Brazil (Everjazz) - jazz
  • Southern Avenue: Be the Love You Want () [08-27]
  • Indigo Sparke: Echo () [02-19] - folk
  • Gordan Spasovski Trio: Light Pillar (Zjm) - jazz
  • Amy Speace With the Orphan Brigade: There Used to Be Horses Here (Proper/Wind Bone) [04-30] - singer-sogwriter
  • Spearmint: Holland Park () [09-17]
  • Special Request & Tim Reaper: Hooversound Presents Special Request & Tim Reaper (Hooversound)
  • The Specials: Protest Songs 1924-2012 (Island) [10-01]
  • Spellling: The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones) [06-25] - art pop
  • Alister Spence Trio With Ed Kuepper: Asteroid Ekosystem (Alister Spence Music) - jazz
  • Vic Spencer: Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 () - hip-hop
  • The Spill Canvas: Conduit () [03-05]
  • Spiritbox: Eternal Blue (Rise) [09-17] - alt metal
  • John Splithoff: All In (Pleasant Love) [04-23]
  • Springtime: Springtime (Joyful Noise) [11-05] - experimental rock
  • Sputnik Trio: What the Hate (Raw Tonk) - jazz
  • Squirrel Flower: Planet (Polyvinyl) [06-25] - alt/indie
  • St Lenox: Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times (Don Giovanni) [06-11]
  • Wesley Stace: Late Style (Omnivore) [09-17]
  • Terell Stafford & the Temple University Jazz Band: Without You, No Me (BCM&D) - jazz
  • The Staves: Good Woman (Nonesuch) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Matty Stecks & Persiflage: Night Cravings (self-released) - jazz
  • The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones () - country
  • John Stein: Serendipity (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Step In [Carlo Morena/Joe Fonda/Felix Lecaros]: Voila La Tendresse (Not Two) - jazz
  • The Steoples: Wide Through the Eyes of No One () [08-06] - neo-soul
  • Rick Stepton: The Placebone Effect (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Maxwell Sterling: Turn of Phrase (AD 93) [04-23] - prog electronic
  • Leni Stern: Dance (LSR) - jazz
  • Becca Stevens and Elan Mehler: Pallet on Your Floor (Newvelle -20) - jazz
  • Sufjan Stevens: Convocations (Asthmatic Kitty) [05-06] - ambient
  • Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-24] - indie folk
  • Laura Stevenson: Laura Stevenson (Don Giovanni) [08-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Stick Men: Owari (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Still Corners: The Last Exit (Wrecking Light) [01-22] - dream pop
  • Julia Stone: Sixty Summers (BMG) [04-30] - art pop
  • Storefront Church: As We Pass (Sargent House)
  • Andy Stott: Never the Right Time (Modern Love) [04-16] - UK bass
  • STR4TA: Aspects (Brownswood)
  • Strand of Oaks: In Heaven (Thirty Tigers) [10-01] - Americana
  • Cecilie Strange: Blikan (April) - jazz
  • The Stranglers: Dark Matters (Coursegood) [09-10] - rock
  • Will Stratton: The Changing Wilderness (Bella Union) [05-07]
  • Strawberry Guy: Sun Outside My Window (Melodic) [10-29]
  • Strawbs: Settlement (Cherry Red) [02-26] - folk rock
  • Billy Strings: Renewal () [09-24]
  • Stubborn Heart: Made of Static () [06-04]
  • Yu Su: Yellow River Blue (Music From Memory) [01-22] - ambient dub
  • Tash Sultana: Terra Firma () [02-19] - neo-soul
  • Sunburned Hand of the Man: Pick a Day to Die (Three Lobed) [03-12] - krautrock
  • Sunroof: Electronic Music Improvisations Vol 1 (Mute) [05-21] - prog electronic
  • Superimpose: With (Inexhaustible Editions) - jazz
  • Charu Suri: The Book of Ragas Volume II (Amala) - jazz
  • Suuns: The Witness (Joyful Noise) [09-03] - art rock
  • Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Superwolves (Drag City)
  • Ian Sweet: Show Me How You Disappear () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Sweet: Catspaw () [01-15] - power pop
  • Swim School: Making Sense of It All () [08-20]
  • T Bear: Fresh Bear Tracks (Quarto Valley) [04-16]
  • Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (ECM) - jazz
  • Tala Vala: Modern Hysteric (Number Witch) [02-21] - jazz
  • Ohad Talmor Trio: Mise En Place (Intakt) - jazz
  • Simin Tander: Unfading (Jazzhaus -20) - jazz
  • C Tangana: El Madrileno (Sony Music)
  • Carter Tanton: Carter Tanton (Western Vinyl) [05-07]
  • Tanz Mein Herz: Quattro (Standard In-Fi) [01-21] - avant-folk
  • Tasha: Tell Me What You Miss the Most (Father/Daughter) [11-05] - folk pop
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan (New West) [02-05] - power pop
  • Yaniv Taubenhouse: Moments in Trio Volume Three: Roads (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Alexis Taylor: Silence (Orbistor) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Tot Taylor: Frisbee () [09-17]
  • Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade (Merge) [04-30] - jangle pop
  • Tejada: Year of the Living Dead () [02-26] - tech house
  • The Telescopes: Songs of Love and Revolution (Tapete) [02-05] - shoegaze
  • Tems: If Orange Was a Place (RCA/Since 93) [09-14] - neo-soul
  • Ten Ka: Sonic Geometry: Structures, Patterns and Forms (Jersika) - jazz
  • Teni: Wondaland ()
  • Francesca Ter-Berg: In Eynem (Phantom Limb) [04-16] - chamber folk
  • Texas: Hi (BMG) [05-28]
  • Daniel Thatcher: Waterwheel (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Th1rt3en: A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism () - hip-hop
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Thirdface: Do It With a Smile (Exploding in Sound) [03-05] - hardcore punk
  • This Is the Kit: Off Off Oddities (Rough Trade)
  • Thollem: Thollem's Astral Travelling Sessions With Alex Cline & Susan Alcorn (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Irma Thomas: The New Orleans Collection: Love Is the Foundation (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Paul Thorn: Never Too Late to Call (Thirty Tigers) [08-06]
  • Hayden Thorpe: Moondust for My Diamond (Domino) [10-15] - art pop
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Poof (Pi) [09-24] - jazz
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz
  • Throwing Snow: Dragons (Houndstooth) [06-25]
  • Yann Tiersen: Kerber (Mute) [08-27] - minimalism
  • Tigercub: As Blue as Indigo (Blame) [06-18] - alt/indie
  • Tigers Jaw: I Won't Care How You Remember Me (Hopeless) [03-05]
  • Tiggs Da Author: Blame It on the Youts () [03-12] - UK hip-hop
  • TiKA: Anywhere but Here (Next Door)
  • Time Binding Ensemble: Nothing New Under the Sun (Kit) [03-12] - ambient
  • Tindersticks: Distractions (City Slang) [02-19] - chamber pop
  • Tomaga: Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark) [03-16] - post-rock
  • Tomahawk: Tonic Immobility (Ipecac) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • MF Tomlinson: Strange Time (self-released) [04-09] - progressive folk
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Chaos Chapter: Freeze (Big Hit) [05-31] - K-pop
  • Tomu DJ: Fruit 2 ()
  • Tonstartssbrandht: Petunia (Mexican Summer) [10-22] - psychedelic pop
  • Martina Topley-Bird: Forever I Wait (AWAL) [09-10] - art pop
  • Torres: Thirstier (Merge) [07-30] - pop/rock
  • Tortusa: Bre (Jazzland) [03-26] - jazz
  • Antonio Tosques & Multi-Form Band: Touch Me (Azzurra) - jazz
  • Amanda Tosoff: Earth Voices (Empress Music Group) - jazz
  • Zvonimir Tot's Jazz Stringtet: Sarabande Blue (Groove Art) - jazz
  • Samba Toure: Binga (Glitterbeat) [04-09] - African
  • Myke Towers: Lyke Mike (Whiteworld Music/Warner Music Latina) [04-23]
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Trace Mountains: House of Confusion (Lame-O) [10-22]
  • AJ Tracey: Flu Game ()
  • Transatlantic: The Absolute Universe () [02-05]
  • The Transcendence Orchestra: All Skies Have Sounded (Editions Mego) [06-08]
  • Penelope Trappes: Penelope Three (Houndstooth) [05-28] - ambient pop
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Trees Speak: PostHuman
  • Trees Speak: PostHuman (Soul Jazz) [05-21] - krautrock [*]
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad Y Cancion Tagalog (Iridium -20) - jazz
  • Triptides: Alter Echoes (Alive Naturalsound) [03-19]
  • Tristen: Aquatic Flowers (Mama Bird) [06-04]
  • Travis Tritt: Set in Stone ()
  • Trivium: In the Court of the Dragon (Roadrunner) [10-08] - melodic metalcore
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Rosie Tucker: Sucker Supreme (Epitaph) [04-30]
  • Ailsa Tully: Holy Isle () [09-02]
  • Andrew Tuttle & Padang Food Tigers: A Cassowary Apart (Bedroom Suck) [02-12]
  • Tuvaband: Growing Pains & Pleasures () [05-21]
  • TV Priest: Uppers (Sub Pop) [02-05] - post-punk
  • Twenty One Pilots: Scaled and Icy ()
  • Twice: Formula of Love: O+T=?3 () [11-12] - K-pop
  • Griff Tyler: While I Have Your Attention ()
  • Ulla: Limitless Frame (Motion Ward) [05-10] - ambient
  • UMI: Introspection Reimagined ()
  • Umlaut Big Band: Mary's Ideas (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Uncle Ben's Remedy: Easy Ways to Here () - country
  • The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (Blue Chopsticks) - jazz
  • Unscientific Italians: Play the Music of Bill Frisell Vol 1 (Hora) - jazz
  • Carrie Underwood: My Savior () [02-05]
  • Unwed Sailor: Truth or Consequences (Spartan) [05-14]
  • Upper Wilds: Venus (Thrill Jockey) [07-23]
  • Urban Village: Udondolo (No Format) [01-22]
  • USE Trio: Twilight (LabelWhoAble) - jazz
  • UV-TV: Always Something (Paper Cup Music) [05-28] - indie rock
  • The Vaccines: Back in Love City () [09-10]
  • Valerie June: The Moon and the Stars: Prescription for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul
  • Van Buren Records: Bad for Press (self-released)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Epic Ten (Ba Da Bing) - alt/indie
  • Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic) [04-16]
  • Paul Van Gysegem Quintet: Square Talks (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Istvaan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley: The Chicago Manual of Style (Superpang) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Snapshots Vol 1 (Kilogram) - jazz
  • Chad VanGaalen: World's Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop) [03-19] - neo-psychedelia
  • Vangelis: Juno to Jupiter (Decca) [09-24] - space ambient
  • Jordan VanHemert: I Am Not a Virus (Big Round) - jazz
  • Vanille: Soleil '96 (Bonbonbon)
  • Vanishing Twin: Ookii Gekkou (Fire) [10-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • VanJess: Homegrown ()
  • Vapour Theories: Celestial Scuzz (Fire) [02-22] - drone
  • Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (Edition) - jazz
  • Rebecca Vasmant: With Love From Glasgow (Rebecca & Nathan) [06-04]
  • Beresford Vasseur: Beresford Vasseur (The 52nd) - jazz
  • VC-118A: Spiritual Machines (Delsin) [06-14] - IDM
  • Alan Vega: Mutator (Sacred Bones) [04-23] - post-industrial
  • The Velveteers: Nightmare Daydream (Easy Eye Sound) [10-08] - pop
  • Erik Verwey: People Flow (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (Year0001) [01-08] - post-punk
  • Gabriel Vicens: The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • James Vickery: Songs That Made Me Feel () [07-16]
  • Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (Atlantic) [09-17] - blues rock
  • Villagers: Fever Dreams (Domino) [08-20] - indie pop
  • The Vintage Caravan: Monuments (Napalm) [04-16]
  • Visionist: A Call to Arms () [03-05] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Vistas: What Were You Hoping to Find? () [08-20] - indie pop
  • Roseanna Vitro: Listen Here (Skyline) - jazz
  • VTSS: Borderline Tendencies (VEYL) [03-15] - techno
  • Hana Vu: Public Storage () [11-05] - dream pop
  • Philipp Wachsmann/Kalle Moberg/Paul Lytton: The Punk and the Gaffers (Kamo) - jazz
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless (Ladylike) [03-19] - country
  • Martha Wainwright: Love Will Be Reborn (Cooking Vinyl) [08-30] - folk rock
  • Karima Walker: Waking the Dreaming Body (Orindal) [02-26] - ambient
  • Ryley Walker: Course in Fable (Husky Pants) [04-02] - prog folk
  • Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo: Deep Fried Grandeur (Husky Pants) [02-05] - psychedelic rock
  • Eli Wallace/Beth McDonald: Solo/Duo (Eschatology) - jazz
  • Morgen Wallen: Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic) [01-08] - country
  • The Wallflowers: Exit Wounds (New West) [07-09] - roots rock
  • Johannes Wallmann: Elegy for an Undiscovered Species (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • John Walsh: Irlandalucia (Air Music Group) - jazz
  • Dominik Wania: Lonely Shadows (ECM) - jazz
  • The War on Drugs: I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) [10-29] - heartland rock
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • Watchhouse: Watchhouse (Thirty Tigers) [08-13]
  • Water From Your Eyes: Structure (Wharf Cat) [08-27] - art pop
  • Nick Waterhouse: Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure) [04-09] - rock & roll
  • Sara Watkins: Under the Pepper Tree (New West) [03-26] - standards
  • Rod Wave: SoulFly (Alamo) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: Enjoy the View (Big Scary Monsters) [09-10] - indie rock
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz
  • The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St Louis Chesterfield Festival 2019 (Autumn Hill) [04-09] - jazz
  • Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (Cellar) - jazz
  • Weezer: OK Human (Crush Music/Atlantic) [01-29] - rock
  • Weezer: Van Weezer (Crush Music/Atlantic) [05-07] - rock
  • Paul Weller: Fat Pop (Volume 1) (Polydor) [05-14] - pop rock
  • Kanye West: Donda (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [08-29] - hip-hop
  • Matt Weston: Four Lies in the Eavesdrop Business (self-released) - jazz
  • Judy Wexler: Back to the Garden (Jewel City Jazz) - jazz
  • Jason Whatley: On the Beak (self-released -20) - jazz
  • While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society () [04-16] - alt metal
  • Matthew Whitaker: Connections (Resilience Music Alliance) - jazz
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) [09-10] - art pop
  • Matthew E White & Lonnie Hollley: Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection (Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar) [04-09] - psychedeic soul
  • Tony Joe White: Smoke From the Chimney (Easy Eye Sound) [05-07] - country rock
  • White Flowers: Day by Day (Tough Love) [06-11] - dream pop
  • The White Ring: Show Me Heaven () [02-19]
  • Whitechapel: Kin () [10-29] - deathcore
  • Richard Whiteman: Very Well & Good (Cornerstone) - Jazz
  • Hailey Whitters: Living the Dream () - country
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) - alt/indie
  • Wild Pink: A Billion Little Lights (Royal Mountain) [06-18] - indie rock
  • William the Conqueror: Maverick Thinker (Chrysalis) [03-05]
  • AA Williams: Songs From Isolation () [03-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Chris Ryan Williams: Of Yours (self-released) [05-02] - jazz
  • Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (Atlantic) [02-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Jamire Williams: But Only After You Have Suffered (International Anthem) [12-03] - jazz
  • Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (Spinster) [01-29] - folk
  • Willow: Lately I Feel Everything (MSFTS/Roc Nation/Polydor) [07-16] - emo
  • Spike Wilner Trio: Aliens & Wizards (Cellar Music Group) - jazz
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Charlotte Day Wilson: Alpha () [07-09] - neo-soul
  • Steven Wilson: The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts) [01-29] - art pop
  • Virginia Wing: Private Life (Fire) [02-12] - alt/indie
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Invisible Cities () [02-26]
  • Witch Camp (Ghana): I've Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be (Six Degrees) [03-12] - African
  • Witch Fever: Reincarnate () [10-15]
  • Wode: Burn in Many Mirrors ()
  • Frank Woeste: Pocket Rhapsody II (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Michael Wolff: Live at Vitellos (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Oliver Wood: Always Smilin' (Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers) [05-21]
  • Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text -2CD) [04-16] - jazz
  • Work Money Death: The Space in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides, Can Be the Place From Which Creation Arises (ATA) [02-05]
  • The Workers: Altburon (Wide Ear -20) - jazz
  • Lyle Workman: Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Illusory Walls (Epitaph) [10-08] - midwest emo
  • WRD [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (Color Red) [04-30] - jazz
  • Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (Joyce Wrice)
  • Eric Wyatt: A Song of Hope (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Xiu Xiu: Oh No (Polyvinyl) [03-26] - experimental rock
  • Xixa: Genesis (Julian) [02-19]
  • XPACT: XPACT II (FMR) - jazz
  • Ya Tseen: Indian Yard (Sub Pop) [04-30] - art pop
  • Nana Yamato: Before Sunrise (Dull Tools) [02-05] - synthpop
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (La Reserve) [09-24] - jazz
  • YG & Mozzy: Kommunity Service (Empire/4Hunnid) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • Yndi: Noir Bresil (Nascimento/Grand Musique) [05-28] - Brazilian
  • Yola: Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound) [07-30] - country soul
  • Yoo Doo Right: Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose (Mothland)
  • Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke: Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile (Artesuono) - jazz
  • James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra: The Wide, Wide River (Domino) [01-22] - chamber folk
  • You Me at Six: Suckapunch (Underdog) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise) [12-10] - rock
  • Will Young: Crying on the Bathroom Floor () [08-06]
  • Young Dolph & Key Glock: Dum and Dummer 2 ()
  • The Young Hearts: The Modern State () [01-29]
  • Young Nudy: Dr Ev4l (PDE/Same Plate/RCA) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • Brandee Younger: Somewhere Different (Verve) [08-13] - jazz
  • Your Old Droog: Time () - hip-hop
  • Yung: Ongoing Dispute () [01-22] - indie rock
  • Yungmorpheus & Ewonee: Thumbing Thru Foliage ()
  • Zao: The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer) - metal
  • Zayn: Nobody Is Listening ()
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • ZelooperZ: Van Gogh's Left Ear () [07-08] - experimental hip-hop
  • Zhu: Dreamland 2021 ()
  • Eric Zinman/Mario Rechtern/Weasel Walter: Mermaids and Sirens Know (Studio 234) - jazz
  • Ziur: Now Now ()
  • Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy () [03-12] - industrial metal
  • John Zorn: Bagatelles (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light (02-12) [J|jazz]
  • John Zorn: Teresa Da Avila (Tzadik) [03-19] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Chaos Magic (Tzadik) [04-16] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Zuli: All Caps (UIQ -EP) [03-12] - breakbeat
  • Zurich Jazz Orchestra & Steffen Schorn: Dedications (Mons) - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Monty Alexander: Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's (1982, Resonance -20) - jazz
  • Laurie Anderson: Big Science (1981, Nonesuch)
  • Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscope of Rainbows Live '75 (Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Manewry Jazzowe '82 (1982, OMX) [02-05] - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Jazz Jamboree '91 (1991, OMX) [02-02] - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • The Band: Stage Fright [50th Anniversary Edition] (UMG -2CD) - rock
  • TL Barrett: I Shall Wear a Crown (Numero Group) - gospel
  • The Beach Boys: Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Capitol)
  • The Beatles: Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] (Apple/UMe -4CD) - rock
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Gotta Groove/Salaam) [02-26] - jazz
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Arthur Blythe: Katowice 2003 (OMX -2CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in Indiana 1958 (American Jazz Classics) [04-21] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Trio: Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1967 (Derry Music) [02-13] - jazz
  • Caravan: Who Do You Think We Are? (Madfish -35CD) - prog rock
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • Ray Charles: True Genius (Tangerine) [09-10]
  • Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959, Blue Note Tone Poet) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Lush Life (Craft) - jazz
  • Lol Coxhill: Coxhill '85 (Slam) - jazz
  • Dave Douglas/Misha Mengelberg: Buenos Aires 2000 (OMX) [01-26] - jazz
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Down on Funky Broadway: Phoenix (1966-1967) (Craft) - funk
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Message: Hollywood (1968-1970) (Craft) - funk
  • Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol 16 1980-1985 (Sony Legacy -5CD)
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Concord) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956-1980) (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set (UMe)
  • Mike Gibbs: Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, Temescal) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (Rhino) - rock
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love: The Thing She Knows . . . (2001, Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Joe Harriott: Chronology: Live 1968-69 (Jazz In) - jazz
  • Joe Henderson: The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions (Mosaic -5CD) - jazz
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: King of Dowling Street (Sunset Blvd) - blues
  • Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71) (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society: Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1983 (The Decoding Society) - jazz
  • Jam & Lewis: Jam & Lewis Vol 1 () [07-09]
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces II (Ghostly International) [10-29] - experimental
  • Abbey Lincoln: It's Magic (1958, Riverside) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Mayall: The First Generation 1965-1974 (Madfish Music -35CD) - blues-rock
  • Mistreater: Hell's Fire (1981, Jobcentre) [05-21] - metal
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse (1970, Blue Note) - jazz
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live at the Knitting Factory (1993, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (1994, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta (1980, Widow's Taste) - jazz
  • Perfume Genius: Immediately Remixes (Matador) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Bud Powell: 1962 Copenhagen (SteepleChase) [08-15] - jazz
  • Prezens: XForm (2007, Screwgun -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Professor Longhair: The Bach of Rock (Sunset Blvd -20) - r&b
  • Joe Pug: The Diving Sun (self-released) [03-21]
  • QOW Trio: QOW Trio (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (Strut) - jazz
  • The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! [Deluxe Edition] (1995, Geffen/UMe) [03-12] - hip-hop
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember (1970, Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • Frank Sinatra: Sing and Dance With Frank Sinatra (Impex -20) - jazz
  • Southside Johnny: Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits Remastered (2008, Pacific) - jazz
  • Special Interest: Trust No Wave: The 2016 Demos (2016, Disciples -EP) [05-14] - noise rock
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm and Blues) [04-02] - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (Modern Harmonic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978, Strut) - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Blue Gene Tyranny: Degrees of Freedom Found (Unseen Worlds -6CD) [06-11]
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - jazz
  • Jimmie Vaughan: The Pleasure's All Mine (The Last Music Co -20) - blues
  • Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994, ECM) - jazz
  • Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie: Montreal Duets (1993, Elemental) [02-12] - jazz
  • Leo Wright: Blues Shout + Suddenly the Blules (Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Lester Young Quartet: Collates (1949-51, Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (1966, Vanguard) [06-12] - blues
  • Changui: The Sound of Guantanamo (Petaluma -3CD) - Cuban
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1) (Soul Jazz -2CD) [01-22] - Cuban jazz
  • Dark Nights [Death Metal Soundtrack] () [06-18] - death metal
  • Doomed & Stoned in Scotland (Doomed & Stoned) [03-23] - metal
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World's Music (Dust to Digital -20) [2020-12-13] - world
  • For the Good Times: The Songs of Kris Kristofferson (Ace -20) [2020-12-19]
  • Impulse Records: Music, Message & the Moment (Impulse) - jazz
  • It's a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (Craft -4CD) [10-08] - Latin
  • J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (BBE) [02-26] - jazz
  • Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972) (Decca -2CD) [07-16] - jazz
  • Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album ()
  • Kimbrough (Newvelle) [07-16] - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to Avant-Garde Japan (World Music Network) [01-29] - jazz
  • Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (Smithsonian -9CD) [08-20] - hip-hop

Priority Counts

  • Priority 0: 0
  • Priority 1: 1595
  • Priority 2: 150
  • Priority 3: 2

Total: 1747