Music Tracking 2022

These are 2022 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

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

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  • 2 Chainz: Dope Don't Sell Itself () [02-04] - trap
  • 2nd Grade: Easy Listening (Double Double Whammy) [09-30] - lo-fi
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: 5SOS5 (BMG) [09-23] - new wave
  • 6kitty: Tux (6kitty)
  • 36: Colours in the Dark (3Six)
  • 40 Watt Sun: Perfect Light (Svart/Cappio) [01-21] - slowcore
  • 42 Dugg & EST Gee: Last Ones Left (CMG/Warlike/Interscope) [04-08] - hip-hop
  • 49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (New West) [05-13] - country [B]
  • 50 Foot Wave: Black Pearl (Fire) [04-15]
  • 070 Shake: You Can't Kill Me (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [06-03] - art pop [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Social Music at Troost Vol 3: (Other) People's Music (self-released) [01-07] [A-]
  • 100 Gecs: Snake Eyes (-EP)
  • 404 Guild: False Dawn (Dirty Hit) [12-09]
  • 454: Fast Trax 3 () [09-02]
  • 700 Bliss: Nothing to Declare (Hyperdub) [05-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • 1300: Foreign Language () [04-29]
  • The 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign Language (Dirty Hit/Polydor) [10-14] - new wave [***]
  • 1990s Chris: The Space Between Paydays () [02-04]
  • !!!: Let It Be Blue (Warp) [05-06] - electropop
  • †††: Permanent.Radiant (Warner -EP) [12-09] - darkwave
  • Σtella: Up and Away (Sub Pop) [06-17]
  • $NOT: Ethereal (300 Entertainment) [02-11] - hip-hop
  • $ilkmoney: I Don't Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don't Feel Like It Anymore (DB$B) [11-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dominique A: Le Monde Reel () [09-16]
  • A&M Octet: New Roots (self-released) - jazz
  • A-ha: True North (Music for Nations) [10-21]
  • A-Trak: 10 Seconds: Volume 1 (Fool's Gold -EP) [03-30] - electronic [***]
  • A-Trak: 10 Seconds: Volume 2 (Fool's Gold -EP) [06-22] - electronic [***]
  • Ab-Soul: Herbert (Top Dawg Entertainment) [12-16] - hip-hop [B]
  • Abadir: Mutate () [07-22] - hard drum
  • Mindi Abair: Forever () [03-18] - pop jazz
  • Kaoru Abe No Future: Another Wrong Way, Again (Presses Precaires) - jazz
  • Abhorrent Expanse: Gateways to Resplendence (Amalgam) - death metal
  • Chris Abrahams/Jim Denley/Robbie Avenaim: Weft (Relative Pitch -21) - jazz
  • Abraxas: Monte Carlo (Suicide Squeeze) [10-28] - psychedelic rock
  • Absent in Body: Plague God (Relapse) [03-25] - sludge metal
  • Acausal Intrusion: Seeping Evocation (I, Voidhanger) [09-30] - technical death metal
  • Acid Klaus: The Imagined Career Trajectory of Superstar DJ & Dance Pop Producer, Melvin Harris (Zen FC)
  • Acid Mothers Reynols: Acid Mothers Reynols Vol 2 ()
  • Will Ackerman: Positano Songs (West River)
  • Action Bronson: Cocodrillo Turbo (Loma Vista) [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Alex Acuna: Gifts (Le Coq) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Claudia Acuna: Duo (Ropeadope) [09-23] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Tony Adamo: Better Than Picasso at Midnite (Saint Jaz) - jazz
  • Adams/Dunn/Haas: Future Moons (Ansible Editions) - jazz
  • Eve Adams: Metal Bird (self-released) [01-14] - singer-songwriter
  • John Luther Adams: Houses of the Wind (Cold Blue) - classical
  • Jeanne Added: By Your Side () [09-30]
  • Ade: Et Alors? ()
  • Adeem the Artist: White Trash Revelry (Four Quarters) [12-02] - country [A-]
  • Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul: Topical Dancer (Deewee/Because Music) [03-04] - tech house [A-]
  • Adios Amores: Sus Mejores Canciones ()
  • Lucy Adlington: Ventricles (self-released -EP) [02-14]
  • Antonio Adolfo: Octet and Originals (AAM Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Adult.: Becoming Undone (Dais) [02-25] [***]
  • Adults: For Everything, Always (Fika)
  • The Advisory Circle: Full Circle () [09-30]
  • Adwaith: Bato Mato (Libertino) [07-01]
  • Aespa: Girls (SM Entertainment -EP) [07-08] - K-pop
  • Aeviterne: The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore) [03-18] - death metal
  • Afghan Whigs: How Do You Burn? (Royal Cream/BMG) [09-09] - alt/indie
  • African-American Sound Recordings: Tamika's Lodge () [03-11] - nu jazz
  • Teno Afrika: Where You Are (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [02-04] - African [***]
  • Afrorack: The Afrorack (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [05-27]
  • Agile Experiments: Challenger/Edwards/De Rose (Dave De Rose) - jazz
  • Konrad Agnas/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Mattias Stahl/Per Texas Johansson: All Slow Dream Gone (Moserobie) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Sophie Agnel/John Butcher: La Pierre Tachee (Ni Vu Ni Connu) [01-01] - jazz
  • Christina Aguilera: Aguilera ()
  • Agvirre: _ _ _ _ _ _ (Surviving Sounds -EP) [01-28]
  • Ahanes: Petrichor (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • [Ahmed]: Ahad/Wahid (A Cheeseboard Production -EP) [12-01] - jazz [*]
  • Kyle Aho: Rituals (OA2) [08-19] - jazz [B]
  • Air Waves: The Dance (Fire) [09-09]
  • The Airport 77s: We Realize You Have a Choice (Jem) [09-30] - alt/indie [*]
  • Aitch: Close to Home (Capitol) [08-19] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Poppy Ajudha: The Power in Us (Virgin) [04-22] - pop [*]
  • Akai Solo: Spirit Roaming () [11-11] - hip-hop
  • Ryoko Akama: Songs for a Shed (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Noel Akchote: Music for the Film Loving Highsmith (Ayler) [04-03] - jazz
  • Akusmi: Fleeting Future (Tonal Union) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Al-Qasar: Who Are We? (Glitterbeat) [09-16] - Arab fusion [***]
  • Alai K: Kila Mara () [02-28]
  • Alaskalaska: Still Life () [10-14]
  • Alawari: Alawari (April) - jazz
  • Federico Albanese: Before and Now Seems Infinite (Mercury KK) [02-25] - modern classical
  • Albare & Co: Freedom (self-released) - jazz
  • Albertine Sarges: Family of Things (Moshi Moshi -EP) [11-25]
  • Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (Blue Note) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Aldean: Georgia (Macon/Broken Bow) [04-22] - country
  • Rob Aldridge & the Proponents: Mind Over Matters () [01-21]
  • Rauw Alejandro: Saturno (Sony Latin) [11-11] - reggaeton
  • Alex the Astronaut: How to Grow a Sunflower Under Water (Nettwerk) [07-22]
  • Alexander 23: Aftershock () [07-15]
  • Joey Alexander: Origin (Mack Avenue) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Taru Alexander: Echoes of the Masters (Sunnyside) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Alexisonfire: Otherness (Dine Alone) [06-24] - post-hardcore [-]
  • Alienationist: Don't Worry, You Can Always Be Reborn as a Screenshot ()
  • Aliment: Incondicional ()
  • Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat: Chasing the Phantom () [07-22]
  • All Better: How to Be Alone (Sugar Free) [05-06]
  • All India Radio: The Generator of All Infinity (All India Radio)
  • Alla Boara: Le Tre Sorelle (Shifting Paraigm) - jazz
  • Allegories: Endless (Hidden Pony) [04-29]
  • Mike Allemana: Vonology (Ears & Eyes) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Brandon Allen: The Stanley Turrentine Project (Ubuntu Music) [03-03] - jazz [**]
  • Deborah Allen: The Art of Dreaming (BFD) [03-18] - country [B]
  • Harry Allen: My Reverie by Special Request (TYR1102) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Harry Allen & Dave Blenkhorn: Play the Music of Phil Morrison (GAC) - jazz [*]
  • JD Allen: Americana Vol 2 (Savant) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Jimmie Allen: Tulip Drive () [06-24]
  • Marina Allen: Centrifics (Fire) [09-16]
  • Joseph Allred: The Rambles and Rags of Shiloh ()
  • Jennifer Allum/John Butcher/Ute Kanngiesser/Eddie Prevost: Sounds of Assembly (Meenna) - jazz
  • Almeida/Gibson/Melo Alves/Trilla/Vicente: Dog Star (Spontaneous Music Tribune -21) - jazz
  • Rodrigo Almonte: Distancia (Odradek -21) - jazz
  • Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (Henri Elkan) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Alt-J: The Dream (Infectious Music) [02-11] - art pop [B]
  • Alter Bridge: Pawns & Kings (Napalm) [10-14] - alt metal
  • AlterModerns: Side Effects of Reality () [10-07]
  • Altered Images: Mascara Streakz (Cooking Vinyl) [08-26]
  • Alunah: Strange Machine (Heavy Psych Sounds) [04-15]
  • Cristian Alvear/Cyril Bondi: Latidometrica/Definite Body, at Sea (Insub) - jazz
  • Alvvays: Blue Rev (Polyvinyl) [10-07] - indie pop [**]
  • Rodrigo Amado: Refraction Solo (Trost) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Amaia: Cuando No Se Quien Soy ()
  • The Amazons: How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me? (Fiction) [09-09]
  • Zoh Amba: O, Sun (Tzadik) [03-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Zoh Amba: O Life, O Light Vol 1 (577) [05-20] - jazz
  • Zoh Amba: Bhakti (Mahakala Music) [09-27] - jazz [***]
  • Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin: Ghosted (Drag City) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Oren Ambarchi: Shebang (Drag City) [09-30] - jazz [***]
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Hi-Life Jazz (Agogo) [10-07] - African [B]
  • Franco Ambrosetti: Nora (Enja) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Roxana Amed: Unanime (Sony Music Latin) [09-16] - vocal jazz [***]
  • American Aquarium: Chicamacomico (self-released) [06-10] - country
  • Yuval Amihai: My 90s Summer (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade) [08-05] - death metal
  • Amorphis: Halo (Atomic Fire) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean (Decca)
  • Anal Stabwound: Reality Drips Into the Mouth of Indifference ()
  • Analepsy: Quiescence (Miasma) [04-15] - metal
  • Anarchistwood: Chiasmata () [03-10]
  • Anberlin: Silverline (Equal Vision -EP) [ 07-29]
  • And Also the Trees: The Bone Carver (Border)
  • And So I Watch You From Afar: Jettison (Velocity) [02-18] - post-rock
  • And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: XI: Bleed Here Now (Dine Alone) [07-15] - indie rock
  • Anelis Assumpcao: Sal () -
  • Arild Andersen Group: Affirmation (ECM) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Chad Anderson: Mellifluous Excursions Vol 1: Where You Been (Mahakala Music) [05-27] - jazz [***]
  • Marisa Anderson: Still, Here (Thrill Jockey) [09-23]
  • Ingrid Andress: Good Person (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) [08-26] - country [*]
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Loose Future (Fat Possum) [10-07] - country [**]
  • Dan Andriano & the Bygones: Dear Darkness (Epitaph) [02-11]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (On-U Sound) [04-08] - reggae [*]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Scorchers (On-U Sound) [09-16] - reggae [***]
  • Paolo Angeli: Rade (AnMa ReR Megacorp) - jazz
  • Angles: A Muted Reality (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Villano Antillano: La Sustancia X ()
  • Animal Collective: Time Skiffs (Domino) [02-04] - psychedelic pop [B]
  • Animals as Leaders: Parrhesia (Sumerian) [03-25]
  • Anitta: Versions of Me (Warner) [04-12] - Brazil [***]
  • Anorak Patch: By Cousin Sam (Nice Swan -EP) [ 04-29]
  • Anteloper: Pink Dolphins (International Anthem) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Deaton Chris Anthony: Sid the Kid (Dirty Hit) [07-29]
  • Anthropods: Anthropods (Discus Music -21) - jazz
  • Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (self-released) [06-17] - country [*]
  • Anxious: Little Green House (Run for Cover) [01-21] - emo
  • Apartment House: John Cage: Hymnkus/Thoreau Drawings/Two (Another Timbre) - modern classical
  • Apink: Horn (IST) [02-14] - K-pop
  • Omar Apollo: Ivory (Warner) [04-08] - alt r&b [**]
  • Apollo Ghosts: Pink Tiger (You've Changed) [03-11]
  • Joe Appleford: Dystopian Dreams, Utopian Nightmares (AWAL) [08-19]
  • APRE: A001 () [03-01]
  • Aquakultre: Don't Trip (Forward Music Group) [07-22]
  • Florian Arbenz/Joao Barradas/Tineke Postma/Rafael Jerjen: Conversation #5: Elemental (Hammer) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #6 & #7 (Hammer) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • ARC Trio and the John Daversa Big Band: The Music of MSM Schmidt (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Arca: Kick III (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arcade Fire: We (Columbia) [05-06] - chamber pop [***]
  • Arch Enemy: Deceivers (Century Media) [08-12] - metal
  • Archers of Loaf: Reason in Decline (Merge) [10-21] [*]
  • Archibald Slim: Worldly Ways (POW)
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist at Abbey Road (Epitaph) [03-25]
  • Architects: The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit (Epitaph) [10-21] - alt metal
  • Archive: Call to Arms & Angels () [04-29]
  • Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (Hijinxx -EP) [03-10] - jungle [**]
  • Arctic Monkeys: The Car (Domino) [10-21] - baroque pop [B-]
  • Ardamus: Psychedelic City Cowboy $hit () [10-21] - hip-hop
  • Ellen Arkbro/Johan Graden: I Get Alone Without You Very Well (Thrill Jockey) [09-23] - alt/indie
  • Eslabon Armado: Nostalgia () [05-05]
  • The Armed: Ultrapop: Live at the Masonic () [07-15]
  • Arms Length: Never Before Seen, Never Again Found ()
  • JoVia Armstrong & Eunoia Society: The Antidote Suite (Black Earth Music) [07-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Arnal/Curt Cloninger: Drum Major Instinct (Mahakala Music) [08/19] - jazz [***]
  • ArrDee: Pier Pressure (Island) [03-18] - UK hip-hop
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On (Challenge) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Art D'Ecco: After the Head Rush (Paper Bag) [06-24]
  • Artificial Brain: Artificial Brain (Profound Lore) [06-03] - technical death metal
  • Armoured Flu Unit: The Mighty Roar () [09-03]
  • Arno: Opex ()
  • Arp: New Pleasures (Mexican Summer) [07-15]
  • Art vs Science: Big Overdrive ()
  • Kwesi Arthur: Son of Jacob (Ground Up Chale) [04-22] - Afrorap [**]
  • Artsick: Fingers Crossed (Slumberland) [01-21]
  • As It Is: I Went to Hell and Back (Fearless) [02-04] - pop punk
  • Asa: V () [02-25]
  • Asake: Mr Money With the Vibe (YBNL Nation/Empire) [09-08] - African [***]
  • ASC: Original Soundtrack (A Strangely Isolated Place) - ambient
  • Asgeir: Time on My Hands (One Little Independent) [10-28]
  • Tom Ashbrook: Ko:da (The Other Songs -EP) [03-25]
  • Ashenspire: Hostile Architecture (Code 66/Aural Music) [07-15] - metal
  • Tom Aspaul: Life in Plastic () [05-30]
  • The Assist: Council Pop ()
  • Pete Astor: Time on Earth (Tapete) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Astragal: Pure Cashmere (The Nothing Song) [04-01] - post-punk
  • Oli Astral: From the Astral () [01-14] - crossover jazz
  • Astrel K: Flickering I () [04-29]
  • Astronoid: Radiant Bloom (3Dot) [06-04]
  • Asylums: Signs of Life () [10-28]
  • Ateq & Orion: Cyclorama ()
  • Felicia Atkinson: Image Language (Shelter Press) [06-24] - ambient
  • Shinichi Atobe: Love of Plastic (DDS) [01-13] - deep house
  • Orlando Furioso [Vicente H Atria]: Orlando Furioso (Aguirre) [09-09] - jazz
  • The Attic [Rodrigo Amado/Goncalo Almeida/Onno Govaert]: Love Ghosts (NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Attlas: Carry It With You () [03-11] - ambient techno
  • Au Suisse: Au Suisse (City Slang) [08-19] [*]
  • August Is Falling: The Simple Plan EP (-EP) [09-02] - pop punk
  • Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (Make Music) [06-17] - electroacoustic [**]
  • Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (Glassnote) [01-11] - folk pop [B]
  • Authentically Plastic: Raw Space (Hakuna Kulala) [08-26] - industrial techno [**]
  • Author & Punisher: Kruller (Relapse) [02-11] - drone metal
  • Automatic: Excess (Stones Throw) [06-24]
  • Autopsy: Morbidity Triumphant (Peaceville) [09-30] - metal
  • Avail Hollywood: Love, Lies & Loyalty () - blues
  • Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (Glitterbeat) [06-10] - African [*]
  • Avantasia: A Paranormal Evening With the Moonflower Society ( -EP) [10-21] - metal
  • Avantdale Bowling Club: Trees (Years Gone By) [09-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Avatarium: Death, Where Is Your Sting (AFM) [10-21] - metal
  • Carlos Averhoff Jr: Together (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Daniel Avery: Ultra Truth (Phantasy Sound) [11-04] - downtempo [**]
  • Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice: To Live & Die in Space & Time ()
  • Seth Avett: Sings Greg Brown ()
  • Kee Avil: Crease (Constellation) [03-11]
  • Awolnation: My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers, and Me () [05-06]
  • Awon & Soul.Dope.95: Infinite Wisdom () [10-17] - hip-hop
  • Alex Apolo Ayala: Bambula (Truth Revolution) [02-11] - jazz
  • Aysanabee: Watin (self-released) [11-04]
  • Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (Mais Um Discos) [06-24] - African [**]
  • Ab Baars/Terrie Ex/Kaja Draksler: When the Hills Run Across the Fields: Live in Nickelsdorf (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-26] - jazz
  • Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band: Sonbonbela (Sublime Frequencies) - African
  • Babeheaven: Sink Into Me (Believe) [03-18] - indie pop
  • Babehoven: Sunk (Double Double Whammy -EP) [03-04] - indie folk
  • Babehoven: Light Moving Time (Double Double Whammy) [10-28]
  • Babii: Screamer () [07-27]
  • Daniel Bachman: Almanac Behind (Three Lobed) [11-18] - free folk
  • The Backseat Lovers: Weaiting to Spill (Capitol) [10-28]
  • Baby Dave: Monkey Brain (self-released) [04-22]
  • Baby Strange: World Below (Icons Creating Evil Art) [06-17]
  • Baby Tate: Mani/Pedi ()
  • Babyface: Girls Night Out () [10-21]
  • Babyface Ray: Face (Empire) [01-28] - trap
  • BabyTron: Bin Reaper 3: Old Testament (Hip Hop Lab/Empire) [10-28] - hip-hop
  • Backxwash: His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering (Ugly Hag) [10-31] - horrorcore [**]
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew: Disrespectful (Relentless) [02-18] - hip house
  • Bad Breeding: Human Capital (One Little Independent) [07-08]
  • Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas Entertainment) [05-06] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bad Omens: The Death of Peace of Mind (Sumerian) [02-25] - industrial metal
  • The Bad Plus: The Bad Plus (Edition) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Joey Bada$$: 2000 (Pro Era/Cinematic/Columbia) [07-22] - pop rap
  • Badge Epoque Ensemble: Clouds of Joy (Telephone Explosion) [09-09]
  • Mike Baggetta/Jim Keltner/Mike Watt: Everywhen We Go (Big Ego) [11/18] - jazz
  • Clint Bahr: Puzzle Box (MoonJune) [03-31] - jazz
  • Elles Bailey: Shining in the Half Light (Outlaw) [02-25] - country
  • Stephen Bailey: GG Ryder (Third Eye Stimuli)
  • Lee Bains + the Glory Fires: Old-Time Folks (Don Giovanni) [08-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Bakar: Nobody's Home (Black Butter) [02-25] - indie pop
  • Joel Baker: Hush Now My Fears () [11-11]
  • Kate Baker & Vic Juris: Return to Shore: The Duo Sessions (Strikezone) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Bala Desejo: Sim Sim Sim () -
  • Balance: Conjure (Two Rooms) [12-09] - jazz [**]
  • Baldrian Quartett: Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdy: Streichquartette: Entschlummern Sollst Du, Solst Entschlummern (Bruit) - classical
  • Bali Baby: Baliprint ()
  • Joshua Dylan Balis: We're on Fire () [05-13]
  • Jon Balke/Siwan: Hafla (ECM) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • Mat Ball: Amplified Guitar () [07-01] - drone
  • Ball Park Music: Weirder & Weirder ()
  • Charlie Ballantine: Failing Grace (Green Mind) - jazz
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Subject to Change (Black River) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Ballister: Chrysopoeia (Aerophonic/Not Two) - jazz
  • Bambara: Love on My Mind (Wharf Cat -EP) [02-25] - post-punk
  • Lucian Ban: Ways of Disappearing (Sunnyside) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Bananarama: Masquerade (In Synk) [07-22] - dance pop
  • Band Gand Lonnie Bands: Scorpion Eyes (TF) - hip-hop
  • Band of Horses: Things Are Great (BMG) [03-04] - indie rock [*]
  • Rigoberta Bandini: La Emperatriz ()
  • Bandmanrill: Club Godfather (Warner) [10-28] - hip-hop
  • Banks: Serpentina (AWAL) [04-08]
  • Jacob Banks: Lies About the War (Nobody) [08-26]
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable 2 (Money by Any Means/Empire) [07-15] - hip-hop
  • Banu: TransSoundScapes () [10-07]
  • Richard Baratta: Music in Film: The Sequel (Savant) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Poetic (Vision Ahead) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Caterina Barbieri: Spirit Exit (Light-Years) [07-08] - electronics [**]
  • Barcelona Art Orchestra: Ragtime Stories (UnderPool) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Barcelona Clarinet Players: Fantasias Barcelonicas: A Tribute to Paquito D'Rivera (Sunnyside) [06-10] - jazz [*]
  • Quinton Barnes: For the Love of Drugs () [10-21]
  • Gregor Barnett: Don't Go Throwing Roses in My Grave (Epitaph) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Alexis Baro: Mi Raiz (My Roots) () - jazz
  • Zach Barocas New Freedom Sound: Eight Freedoms (self-released) [08-12] - jazz
  • Brad Barr: The Winter Mission () [01-21]
  • Kris Barras Band: Death Valley Paradise (Mascot) [03-04]
  • Barrie: Barbara (Winspear) [03-25] - indie pop
  • Bas Jan: Baby U Know (Lost Map) [01-28] - art pop
  • Basement Revolver: Embody () [02-18] - dream pop
  • Basher: Doubles (Sinking City) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Wiliam Basinski & Janek Schaefer: . . . On Reflection (Temporary Residence) [04-29] - ambient
  • Bastille: Give Me the Future (Virgin/EMI) [02-04] - synthpop [B]
  • Batida: Neo Colonialismo (Crammed Discs) [10-21] - African [**]
  • Battalions: King of a Dead World (APF) [10-21]
  • The Battery Farm: Flies () [11-18]
  • Battle Trance: Green of Winter (New Amsterdam) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Pascal Battus/Michel Doneda: Miracle (Potlatch -21) - jazz
  • Batu: Opal (Timedance) [04-29]
  • Peter Matthew Bauer: Flowers ()
  • Baum Sae: Communication (self-released) [07-29] - jazz
  • Jean-Effiam Bavouzet/Gabor Takacs-Nazgy/Manchester Camerata: Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22, KV 482; Piano Concerto No 23, KV 488; Overture to 'Der Schauspieldirektor', KV 486 (Chandos) [04-01] - classical
  • Quentin Baxter Quintet: Art Moves Jazz (BME) [08-12] - jazz [*]
  • Rayland Baxter: If I Were a Butterfly (ATO) [11-04]
  • James Bay: Leap (EMI/Republic) [07-08]
  • Edwin Bayard/Dean Hulett/Mark Lomax II [Mark Lomax Trio]: Trio Plays Mingus (CFG Multimedia) - jazz [***]
  • Andrew Bayer: Duality 1/2 ()
  • The Baylor Project: The Evening: Live at Apparatus (Be a Light) [09-02] - jazz [**]
  • Baynk: Adolescence (Allpoints) [01-14]
  • Ecko Bazz: Mmaso (Hakuna Kulala) [03-18] - African hip-hop [**]
  • Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (self-released) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • The BBB Featuring BNernie Dresel: The Pugilist (self -21) - jazz
  • Beabadoobee: Beatopia (Dirty Hit) [07-15] - indie pop [***]
  • Beach Bunny: Emotional Creature (Mom + Pop) [07-22] - power pop
  • Beach House: Once Twice Melody (Sub Pop) [02-18] - dream pop [**]
  • Beach Rats: Rat Beat ()
  • Bear's Den: Blue Hours ()
  • Beast Nest: Sicko () [01-28] - experimental
  • Beatenberg: On the Way to Beatenberg (-EP) [11-11]
  • Kenny Beats: Louie (XL) [08-31] - instrumental hip-hop [*]
  • Jeff Beck/Johnny Depp: 18 (Rhino) [07-15]
  • Stephen Becker: A Calm That Shifts (NNA Tapes) [10-14]
  • Burak Bedikyan: Introspection (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (Human by Default -EP) [03-30] - house [**]
  • Been Stellar: Been Stellar (So Young -EP) [08-12]
  • Behemoth: Opvs Contra Natvram () [09-16]
  • Martin Bejerano: #Cubanamerican (Figgland) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Simon Belelty: Pee Wee (Jojo) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Belief: Belief (Lex) [07-15]
  • Bertrand Belin: Tambour Vision () [05-06] - art pop
  • Andy Bell: Flicker (Sonic Cathedral) [02-11] - indie pop [***]
  • Bellah: Adultsville () [09-23] - r&b
  • Belle and Sebastian: A Bit of Previous (Matador) [05-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Ghalia Benali/Kiya Tabassian: Constantinople ()
  • Benee: Lychee (Republic -EP) [03-04] - indie pop
  • Laura Benitez and the Heartache: California Centuries ()
  • Alec Benjamin: Un(Commentary) (Elektra) [04-15] - indie pop
  • Charlotte Rose Benjamin: Dreamtina () [04-22]
  • Benjamin Tod: Songs I Swore I'd Never Sing (Anti-Corp) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Benny the Butcher: Tana Talk 4 (Griselda/Empire) [03-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kristin Berardi: The Light & the Dark (Earshift Music) [10-14] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Johannes Berauer: Vienna Chamber Diaries Plus Strings (Basho) - classical
  • Adam Berenson: Homages and Worlds (Dream Play) - jazz
  • Espen Berg: The Trondheim Concert (NXN) [10-28] - jazz
  • Oddgeir Berg Trio: While We Wait for a Brand New Day (Ozella Music) - jazz
  • Karl Berger/Kirk Knuffke: Heart Is a Melody (Stunt) [11-29] - jazz [***]
  • Karl Berger/Max Johnson/Billy Mintz: Sketches (Fresh Sound) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Bruno Berle: No Reino Dos Afetos (Far Out) [07-01] - Brazil [**]
  • Sasha Berliner: Onyx (self-released) [07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Will Bernard: Pond Life (Dreck to Disk) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Bernardes: Mil Coisas Invisiveis (Psychic Hotline/Coala) [06-14] - Brazil
  • Durand Bernarr: Wanderlust ()
  • Tim Berne/Gregg Belisle-Chi: Mars (Intakt) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne + Nasheet Waits: Tangled (Screwgun) - jazz
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell: One More, Please (Intakt) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Sarah Bernstein: Veer Quartet (New Focus) [09-02] - jazz [U]
  • Steven Bernstein's MTO feat Catherine Russell: Good Time Music [Community Music Vol 2] (Royal Potato Family) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9: Manifesto of Henryisms (Community Music Vol 3) (Royal Potato Family) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Popular Culture (Community Music Vol 4) (Royal Potato Family -EP) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Berries: How We Function (Xtra Mile) [07-08]
  • Camille Bertault & David Helbock: Playground (ACT) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Besvarjelsen: Atlas (Magnetic Eye) -
  • The Beths: Expert in a Dying Field (Carpark) [09-16] - power pop [***]
  • Between Bodies: Electric Sleep ()
  • Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star (Big Dada) [06-17] - r&b [**]
  • Beyonce: Renaissance (Parkwood/Columbia) [07-29] - dance pop [***]
  • BFTT: Redefines (Tobago Tracks) [05-05] - IDM
  • Bhopal's Flowers: Joy of the 4th (Sound Effect)
  • Bi Ba Doom: Graceful Collision (Astral Spirits) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Bibi: Lowlife Princess - Noir (FeelGhood Music) [11-18]
  • Bibi Club: Le Soleil Et La Mer () [08-26] - indie pop
  • Bibio: Bib10 (Warp) [10-21] - electropop [*]
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Big Big Train: Welcome to the Planet (English Electric) [01-28]
  • Big G: My Lucky Day () - blues
  • Big Joanie: Back Home (Kill Rock Stars) [11-04] - post-punk
  • Big KRIT: Digital Roses Don't Die (BMG) [02-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Big Moon: Here Is Everything (Fiction) [10-14] - indie pop
  • Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) [02-11] - folk rock [A-]
  • Bilderbuch: Gelb Ist Das Feld ()
  • Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (self-released -EP) [09-23] - blues [*]
  • JP Bimeni & the Black Belts: Give Me Hope (Lovemonk)
  • Binker & Moses: Feeding the Machine (Gearbox) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Shawny Binladen: Wick City (WCF the Label) [03-31]
  • David Binney: A Glimpse of the Eternal (Criss Cross) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • David Binney: Tomorrow's Journey (Ghost Note) - jazz
  • Benjamin Biolay: Saint-Clair (Polydor) [09-09] - new wave
  • Sofie Birch: Holotropica (Intercourse) [05-27] - ambient
  • Sofie Birch & Antonina Nowacka: Languoria (Mondog) [10-07] - ambient
  • Nat Birchall: Afro Trane (Ancient Archive of Sound) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Alex Bird: You Are the Light and the Way (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Andrew Bird: Inside Problems (Loma Vista) [06-03]
  • Bird in the Belly: After the City () [02-25]
  • Birds in Row: Gris Klein ()
  • Chris Biscoe: Music Is: Chris Biscoe Plays Mike Westbrook (Trio) - jazz
  • Galya Bisengalieva: Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (One Little Independent)
  • Bruce Bishop: A Dream Set Free () - jazz
  • Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith: Duals (Driff/Balance Point Acoustics -3CD) [11-08] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Bisio: Inimitable (Mung) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp: The Flow of Everything (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-21] - jazz
  • Michael Bisio Quartet: MBefore (Tao Forms) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bitch: Bitchcraft (Kill Rock Stars) [02-04]
  • Bitchin Bajas: Bajascillators (Drag City) [09-02] - electronic [**]
  • Bitter Branches: Your Neighbors Are Failures (Equal Vision) [02-25] - hardcore punk
  • Biznaga: Bremen No Existe ()
  • Bjork: Fossora (One Little Independent) [09-30] - art pop [B]
  • Brant Bjork: Bougainvillea Suite (Heavy Psych Sounds) [10-28]
  • The Black Angels: Wilderness of Mirrors (Partisan) [09-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Black Anvil: Regenesis (Season of Mist) [11-04] - metal
  • Black Country, New Road: Ants From Up There (Ninja Tune) [02-04] - art rock [*]
  • The Black Dog: Brutal Minimalism EP (Dust Science -EP) [01-28] - darkwave [***]
  • The Black Dog: Concrete Reasoning EP (Dust Science -EP) [03-02] - darkwave [*]
  • Black Doldrums: Dead Awake (Fuzz Club) [03-11]
  • Black Dresses: Forget Your Own Face (Blacksquares) [02-15] - electro-industrial
  • Black Eyed Peas: Elevation (Epic) [11-11] - pop
  • Black Flower: Magma (Sdban Ultra) [01-28] - Ethio-jazz [***]
  • Black Jesus Experience: Good Evening Black Buddha ()
  • The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) [05-13] - blues rock [B]
  • Black Lips: Apocalypse Love (Fire) [10-14]
  • Black Lung: Dark Waves (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-27]
  • Black Magnet: Body Prophecy (20 Buck Spin) [07-29] - industrial metal
  • Black Market Karma: Aped Flair and Hijacked Ideas () [09-29]
  • Black Midi: Hellfire (Rough Trade) [07-15] - avant-prog
  • Black Rave Culture: Black Rave Culture Vol 2 () [06-03] - ghettotech
  • Black Sherif: The Villain I Never Was () [10-05]
  • Black Sky Giant: End of Days Pilgrimage (self-released) - stoner metal
  • Black Star: No Fear of Time (self-released) [05-03] - hip-hop
  • BlackBraid: BlackBraid I () [08-26] - metal
  • Blackcloudsummoner: Chaos Never Dies (self-released -EP) [01-24]
  • Blackhaine: Armour II (Because Music -EP) [06-10] - UK hip-hop
  • Blackpink: Born Pink (YG Entertainment) [09-16] - K-pop [***]
  • Blackwinterwells: Crystal Shards (Eyeball) [04-29]
  • Bladee & Ecco2k: Crest (Year0001) [03-17] - cloud rap [*]
  • Bladee: Spiderr (Year0001) [09-30] - cloud rap
  • Blackwinterwells: Crystal Shards (Eyeball) [04-29]
  • Jean-Michel Blais: Aubades (Mercury KX) [02-04] - chamber music
  • Michael Blake: Combobulate (Newvelle) [10-14] - jazz [***]
  • Ran Blake: Looking Glass (A-Side/Noir -21) [2021-11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Ran Blake: Driftwoods (2008, Tompkins Square) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Mykki Blanco: Stay Close to Music (Transgressive) [10-14]
  • Blaqbonez: Young Preacher ()
  • Ewan Bleach Quartet: Ewan, the Night 'N the Music (self) - jazz
  • Bleed From Within: Shrine (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Blessed: Circuitous (Flemish Eye) [10-28]
  • Mary J Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous (300/Mary Jane Productions) [02-11] - r&b [A-]
  • Blind Eye: Decomposed () [07-08]
  • Blind Guardian: The God Machine (Nuclear Blast) [09-02] - power metal
  • The Blinders: Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1) (-EP) [01-21]
  • Bliss Quintet: Dramaqueen (Jazzland) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Blklstrs: Leisure Centre (Exploding in Sound -EP) [11-18]
  • Bloc Party: Alpha Games (Infectious/BMG) [04-29] - alt/indie [B]
  • Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (InDent/Mercury Nashville) [02-11] - country [*]
  • Blood Command: Praise Armageddonism (Hassle) [07-01] - metal
  • Blood Incantation: Timesave Zero (Century Media) [02-25] - space abient
  • Blood Red Shoes: Ghosts on Tape (Velveteen) [01-14] - indie rock
  • Bloodbath: Survival of the Sickest (Napalm) [09-09] - metal
  • Bloodmist: Arc (5049) - jazz
  • Bloodmoney Perez & Messiah Musik: Second Hand Accounts () [01-28] - hip-hop
  • Bloodywood: Rakshak (self-released) [02-18] - nu metal
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: See Our Way (Radiolegs) [04-01] - jazz [+]
  • Jane Ira Bloom: Picturing the Invisible: Focus 1 (self-released) [07-12] - jazz [***]
  • Blossoms: Ribbon Around the Bomb (EMI) [04-29] - indie pop
  • Jake Blount: The New Faith (Smithsonian Folkways) [09-23] - folk [**]
  • Blue Lab Beats: Motherland Journey (Blue Adventure) [02-25] - neo-soul
  • Blue Lines Trio: Chance and Change (Casco) [09-01] - jazz [***]
  • Blue Moods: Myth & Wisdom (Posi-Tone) [01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Blue Orchids: Angus Tempus Memoir () [07-00]
  • Blue Reality Quartet!: Ella's Island (Mahakala Music) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Nicki Bluhm: Avondale Drive (Compass) [06-03]
  • Daniel Blumberg: The World to Come [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Mute) [01-14] - soundtrack
  • Ian Blurton's Future Now: Second Skin (Pajama Party/Seeing Red)
  • Blushing: Possessions (Kanine) [02-18]
  • Blut Aus Nord: Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti) [05-20] - metal
  • Blxckie: The4mula ()
  • Blxst: Before You Go () [04-22] - r&b
  • BNXN fka Buju: Bad Since '97 ()
  • BoA: Forgive Me (SM Entertainment -EP) [11-22] - K-pop
  • The Bobby Lees: Bellevue (Ipecac) [10-07] - punk [A-]
  • Naima Bock: Giant Palm (Sub Pop) [07-01] - indie folk
  • Ian Boddy: Coil (DIN)
  • Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo: Revolve (DIN)
  • Bodega: Broken Equipment (What's Your Rupture?) [03-11] - art punk
  • Bodi Bill: I Love U I Do (Sinnbus) [03-25]
  • Body Type: Everything Is Dangerous but Nothing's Surprising (Poison City) [05-20]
  • Bodyjar: New Rituals () [02-04]
  • Bodysnatcher: Bleed-Abide (MNRK Heavy) [04-22] - metal
  • Bodysync: Radio Active (self-released) [04-15] - electronic [B]
  • Claus Boesser-Ferrari: The Wind Cries Mary (Acoustic Music) [07-23] - jazz
  • Lucia Boffo: Nomade (Ears & Eyes) [03-04] - jazz
  • BOJ: Gbagada Express (Moves) [04-22]
  • Kate Bollinger: Look at It in the Light (Ghostly International -EP) [04-22]
  • Alice Boman: The Space Between (PIAS) [10-21]
  • Axel Boman: Luz (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Axel Boman: Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Bomber: Nocturnal Creatures (Napalm) [03-25]
  • Bon Voyage Organisation: (Loin Des) Rivages (L'Invitation Musicale) [03-04]
  • Bondi D'Incise/Blutwurst Ensemble: Zgodnosc (Insub)
  • Bonny Light Horseman: Rolling Golden Holy (37d03d) [10-07] - Americana
  • Bonobo: Fragments (Ninja Tune) [01-14] - downtempo [*]
  • Betty Boo: Boomerang () [10-14]
  • The Boo Radleys: Keep on With Falling (Boostr) [03-11] - pop rock
  • Lia Booth & Jason "Spicy G" Goldman: There's Only One (self-released) - jazz
  • Sarah Borges: Together Alone (Blue Corn Music) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Boris: W (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-rock [B-]
  • Boris: Heavy Rocks (Relapse) [08-12] - stoner metal
  • Amy K Bormet: Tell Me What It's Like (Strange Woman) [05-16] - jazz
  • Nathan Borton: Each Step (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Boston Manor: Datura (SharpTone) [10-14]
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Odyssey Opera: Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (BMOP Sound) [09-27] - jazz
  • Surya Botofasina: Everyone's Children (Spiritmuse) [11-04] - ambient [*]
  • Andrew Boudreau: Neon (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-28] - jazz [***]
  • Boulevards: Electric Cowboy: Born in Carolina Mud (Normaltown) [02-11]
  • Matthew Bourne/Emil Karlsen: The Embalmer (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Claudia Bouvette: The Paradise Club () [05-20]
  • Bouvier: Blachant (Renewell) [04-13] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Wade Bowen: Somewhere Between the Secret and the Truth (Bowen Sounds) [08-12] - country
  • Bowling for Soup: Pop Drunk Snot Bread (Brando) [04-22]
  • The Bowling Green: Self-Titled (Landline) [11-25]
  • Tim Bowness: Butterfly Mind (InsideOut) [08-05]
  • Boy Harsher: The Runner [Original Soundtrack] (Nude Club) [01-21]
  • Boyhood: My Dread () [11-18]
  • Boyo: Echoes Like Memories () [03-11]
  • The Boys With the Perpetual Nervousness: The Third Wave Of . . . ()
  • Andrea Brachfeld & Insight: Evolution (Origin) - jazz
  • Bobby Bradford & Friends: Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home (Cryptogramophone) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • The Kevin Brady Electric Orchestra: Plan B (Ubuntu Music -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Brainwaltzera: Itsame () [04-01] - IDM
  • Brakence: Hypochondriac ()
  • Michelle Branch: The Trouble With Fever (Nonesuch) [09-16]
  • Branko: OBG ()
  • Staffan Brasjo: Stratosfar (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • bRavenous: Ghosts of Rockingham Vol 1 () [03-18] - hip-hop
  • bRavenous: Ghosts of Rockingham Vol 2 () [07-29] - hip-hop
  • Braxe & Falcon: Step by Step (Domino -EP) [06-24] - synthpop
  • Anthony Braxton/James Fei: Duet (Other Minds) 2021 (Other Minds) [09-02] - jazz
  • Tyondai Braxton: Telekinesis (New Amsterdam/Nonesuch) [11-11] -
  • Breanna Barbara: Nothin' but Time (Fuzz Club)
  • Breath of Air: Breath of Air (Burning Ambulance) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Wolfert Brederode: Ruins and Remains (ECM) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Breaka: We Move () [02-18] - breakbeat
  • Breland: Cross Country (Atlantic) [09-09] - country
  • Patricia Brennan: More Touch (Pyroclastic) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees (A) [06-24]
  • Olie Brice Trio/Octet: Fire Hils (West Hill) - jazz
  • Brigade: Dissonance () [05-13]
  • Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (Ropeadope) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Brim: California Gold (Royal Oakie)
  • Brimheim: Can't Hate Myself Into a Different Shape () [01-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Brittle Brian: Biodiesel (LocalHost3000)
  • Jakob Bro/Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian (ECM) [11-11] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Broadbent Trio: Like Minds (Savant) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Jack Broadbent: Ride (Crow's Feet) [04-08] - blues
  • Brockhampton: TM (Question Everything/RCA) [11-18] - hip-hop
  • Brockhampton: The Family (Question Everything/RCA) [11-17] - pop rap
  • Owen Broder: Hodges: Front and Center, Vol 1 (Outside In Music) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Broken Bells: Into the Blue (AWAL) [10-07] - indie pop
  • The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (Broken Spokes Music) [07-15] - country [**]
  • Bobby Broom: Keyed Up (Steele) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Bros Landreth: Come Morning () [05-13]
  • The Brother Brothers: Cover to Cover (Compass) [08-05]
  • The Brother Moves On: $/he Who Feeds You . . . Owns You (Native Rebel) [10-28]
  • Brother Smith: La Sinfonia Del Vaquero Suburbano () - country
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino: The Intellect Given Birth to Here (Eternity) Is Too Young (Black Editions) [09-12] - jazz
  • Alex Brown: The Dark Fire Sessions (self) - jazz
  • Apollo Brown & Philmore Greene: Cost of Living (Mello Music Group) [11-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Blade Brown/K-Trap: Joints () [03-25] - UK hip-hop
  • James Brown: Song Within the Story (NGP) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Kane Brown: Different Man () [09-09] - country pop
  • Rob Brown/Juan Pablo Carletti: Fertile Garden (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • The Brown Brothers: Explain Relativity (Brincadeiro -21) - jazz
  • Dan Bruce's Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (Shifting Paradigm) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Brutus: Unison Life (Sargent House) [10-21] - post-hardcore
  • Zach Bryan: American Heartbreak (Warner) [05-20] - country [**]
  • Zach Bryan: Summertime Blues (Belting Bronco/Warner Music -EP) - country
  • Michael Buble: Higher (Reprise) [03-25]
  • Buck 65/Tachichi: Flash Grenade (Black Buffalo) [05-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Buck 65: King of Drums (self-released) [06-10] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler: For All Our Days That Tear the Heart (EMI) [06-10]
  • Mariel Buckley: Everywhere I Used to Be (Birthday Cake) [08-12] - country
  • Buddy: Superghetto (RCA) [03-25]
  • Sarah Buechi/Franz Hellmueller/Rafael Jerjen: Moon Trail (Intakt) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Built to Spill: When the Wind Forgets Your Name (Sub Pop) [09-09] - indie rock
  • Buke and Gase/Rahrah Gabor: Buke and Gase + Rahrah Gabor (Brassland -EP) [ 02-11]
  • Basia Bulat: The Garden (Secret City) [02-25]
  • Bunuel: Killers Like Us (Profound Lore) - heavy noise-rock
  • Burd Ellen: A Tarot of the Green Wood () - folk
  • Dai Burger: Back in Ya Mouf (self-released -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • Rob Burger: Marching With Feathers (Western Vinyl) [02-11]
  • Tim Burgess: Typical Music (Bella Union) [09-23] - psychedelic pop
  • Burial: Antidawn EP (Hyperdub -EP) [01-06] - electronic [B-]
  • Burial: Streetlands (Hyperdub -EP) [10-21] - electronic [B]
  • Burna Boy: Love, Damini (Atlantic) [07-08] - African [**]
  • T Bone Burnett/Jay Bellerose/Keefus Ciancia: The Invisible Light: Spells (Verve) [08-05]
  • Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (Afar Music) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Burnside: Late Afternoon in the Meadow (1887) () [11-18]
  • Burton/McPherson Trio: The Summit Rock Session at Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Buruklyn Boyz: East Mpaka London (self-released) [05-20] - drill [**]
  • Bush: The Art of Survival (BMG) [10-07]
  • Lauren Bush: Dream Away (self -21) - vocal jazz
  • Sam Bush: Radio John: Songs of John Hartford (Smithsonian Folkways) - folk
  • Buster Shuffle: Go Steady ()
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased (Ni Vu Ni Connu) - jazz
  • John Butcher/Angharad Davies/Matt Davis/Dominic Lash/Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Nodosus (Empty Birdcage) - jazz
  • Butcher Brown: Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey (Concord Jazz) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Taurey Butler: One of the Others (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Igor Butman: Only Now (self) - jazz
  • Anna Butterss: Activities (Colorfield) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (self-released) [04-15] - country [*]
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard: Backhand Deals (Communion Records) [02-25]
  • Buzzcocks: Sonics in the Soul (Cherry Red) [09-23]
  • Bvdub: Violet Opposition () [02-04]
  • Chouk Bwa & the Angstromers: Ayiti Kongo Dub #1 (Bongo Joe -EP) [07-01] - Haitian [*]
  • Chris Byars: Rhythm and Blues of the 20s (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective: Reflections (BBE) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Valentin Caamano: All the Gods (Tiny Moon) - jazz
  • Cabal: Magno Interitus (Nuclear Blast) [10-21]
  • Camila Cabello: Familia (Epic) [04-08] - Latin pop [A-]
  • The Cactus Blossoms: One Day (Walkie Talkie) [02-11] - country [B]
  • Cactus Lee: Perfect Middle Hall ()
  • Armani Caesar: The Liz 2 (Griselda) [10-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Cafe Kaput: Maritime: Themes & Textures (Clay Pipe Music) [03-11] - ambient
  • Cage Fight: Cage Fight (Candlelight) [05-13]
  • Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (Daughters of Cain) [05-12] - dream pop [*]
  • Cakes Da Killa: Svengali (Young Art) [10-28] - hip-hop
  • Calamine: Lesbienne Woke Sur L'Autotune () [07-08]
  • Zachary Cale: Skywriting ()
  • Calexico: El Mirador (Anti-) [04-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Caliban: Dystopia (Century Media) [04-22]
  • Call Super: Swallow Me (Can You Feel the Sun -EP) [10-05] - electronic [**]
  • Bill Callahan & Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Blind Date Party (Drag City -21) [2021-12-10]
  • Bill Callahan: YTILAER (Drag City) [10-14] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Callous Daoboys: Celebrity Therapist (MNRK) [09-02] - mathcore
  • Cam'ron & A-Trak: U Wasn't There (Empire) [09-23] - hip-hop
  • Cameron/Horne/Flaten/Thomas: Place Is the Space (Personal Archives) - jazz
  • Alex Cameron: Oxy Music (Secretly Canadian) [03-11] - soft rock
  • Lisa Cameron/Damon Smith/Alex Cunningham: Time Without Hours (Storm Cellar) [10-11] - jazz
  • Camilo: De Adentro Pa Afuera () [09-06]
  • Camp Cope: Running With the Hurricane (Run for Cover) [03-25] - alt-rock [*]
  • Camp Trash: The Long Way, the Slow Way () [07-01] - emo
  • Lomond Campbell: Under This Hunger Moon We Fell (One Little) [11-04]
  • Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs: External Combustion () [03-04]
  • Rodrigo Campos/Jucara Marcal/Gui Amabis: Sambas Do Absurdo, Vol 2 () [W|]
  • Cancer Bats: Psychic Jailbreak (Bat Skull/New Damage) [04-15]
  • Candelabrum: Nocturnal Trance () [04-29] - atmospheric black metal
  • Candlemass: Sweet Evil Sun (Napalm) [11-18] - metal
  • Candy: Heaven Is Here (Relapse) [06-24] - metal
  • Laura Cannell: Antiphony of the Trees () [03-11]
  • Cannons: Fever Dream (Columbia) [03-25]
  • Chris Canterbury: Quaalude Lullabies ()
  • Ilaria Capalbo: Karthago (Bluenord) - jazz
  • Lucio Capece/Katie Porter: Phase to Phase (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Cecile Cappozzo Quintet: Hymne D'Automne (Ayler) - jazz
  • Garrett T Capps & Nasa Country: People Are Beautiful (Spaceflight)
  • Caracara: New Preoccupations (Memory Music) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • Cardinal Black: January Came Close ()
  • S Carey: Break Me Open (Jagjaguwar) [04-22]
  • Frank Carlberg Trio: Reflections 1952 (577) [12-02] - jazz [***]
  • Willi Carlisle: Peculiar, Missouri (Free Dirt) [07-15] - folk [***]
  • Loyle Carner: Hugo (EMI) [10-21] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Rosie Carney: I Wanna Feel Happy (Color Study) [05-27]
  • Caroline: Caroline (Rough Trade) [02-25] - post-rock [B]
  • Caroline No: Caroline No (Grapefruit) [02-04] - alt/indie
  • Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Sabrina Carpenter: Emails I Can't Send (Island) [07-15] - alt-pop [***]
  • Carpenter Brut: Leather Terror (No Quarter) [04-01] - darksynth
  • Melissa Carper: Ramblin' Soul (Mae Music) [03-19] - country [**]
  • Carpool: For Nasal Use Only () [09-23] - emo-pop
  • Francois Carrier/Alexander von Schlippenbach/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Unwalled (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Tito Carrillo: Urbanessence (Origin) [10-21] - jazz [*]
  • Nica Carrington: Times Like These (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: New Standards Vol 1 (Candid) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Carrion Vael: Abhorrent Obsessions (Unique Leader) [08-12] - metal
  • Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (Little Village Foundation -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Daniel Carter/Ayumi Ishito/Eric Plaks/Zach Swanson/Jon Panikkar: Open Question Vol 1 (577) [01-22] - jazz
  • Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol 2 (577) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putnam/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi: Telepatica (577) [06-27] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Evan Strauss/5-Track/Sheridan Riley: The Uproar in Bursts of Sound and Silence (577) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes (2014-21, In+Out) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • George Cartwright/Dave King/Josh Granowski: Stick Insect (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-12-14] - jazz [**]
  • George Cartwright/Steve Hirsh/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Kelley Hurt: Notice That There (Mahakala Music) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Caruana: Strange Planet (Tea Sea) [03-04] - hip-hop
  • Hugo Carvalhais: Ascetica (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Casper: Alles War Schon Und Nichts Tat Weh ()
  • Cassels: A Gut Feeling () [02-04]
  • Cassyette: Sad Girl () [11-10]
  • Matt Castillo: How the River Flows (Texace) [03-04] - country
  • Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (self-released) [02-04] - bluegrass [***]
  • Castrator: Defiled in Oblivion (Dark Descent) [07-22] - death metal
  • The Casual Dots: Sanguine Truth (Ixor Stix) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Cat Power: Covers (Domino) [01-14] - indie rock [B]
  • Frank Catalano: Live at Birdland (Ropeadope) [07-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Cathe: Chill Out Punk (Traum Weiter!) [01-14] - German [***]
  • Philip Catherine/Paulo Morello/Sven Faller: Pourquoi (Enja/Yellowbird) [01-09] - jazz
  • Cats in Space: Kickstart the Sun ()
  • Caleb Caudle: Forsythia (Soundly Music) [07-10] - country
  • Paul Cauthen: Country Coming Down (Thirty Tigers/Velvet Rose) [03-25] - country [*]
  • Dan Cavanagh and James Miley With John Hollenbeck: Another Life (S/N Alliance) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Nick Cave: Seven Psalms (Cave Things -EP) [06-17] - spoken word
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: La Panthere Des Neiges (Lakeshore -21) [2021-12-17] - soundtrack
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Blonde () [09-28] - ambient
  • Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (Relapse) [05-20] - metal [B-]
  • Cave States: Liminal (self-released) [07-10]
  • Cavetown: Worm Food (Sire) [11-04] - indie pop
  • Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (BluJazz) [05-09] - jazz [B]
  • CB: A Drillers Perspective 2 () [07-08] - UK drill
  • CB3: Exploration (Majestic Mountain)
  • CEO Trayle: HH5 (Do What You Love/10K Projects) - hip-hop
  • Celeste: Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - black metal
  • Celestial Season: Mysterium I (Burning World) [04-22] - metal
  • Central: Up and Down () [09-30] - tech house
  • Central: Softness () [08-12] - house
  • Central Cee: 23 (self-released) [02-25] - UK drill [***]
  • Helena Celle: Music for Counterflows (False Walls) [07-15]
  • Ceramic Animal: Sweet Unknown () [03-04]
  • Kevin Cerovich: Aging Millennial (CVJ) - jazz [B]
  • Ernesto Cervini: Joy (Three Pines) - jazz
  • Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatini/Carlos Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (Other Minds) [08-04] - avant-garde [*]
  • The Chainsmokers: So Far So Good (Disruptor/Columbia) [05-13] - shitcore
  • Greg Chako: Friends, Old & New (Mint 400) - jazz
  • Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (Luaka Bop) [04-01] - gospel [A-]
  • Kerri Chandler: Spaces and Places () [09-26] - house
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Flipped It (Kill Rock Stars -EP) [11-11] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Johnny Chang/Keir GoGwilt: Hope Lies Fallow (Another Timbre)
  • Tom Chaplin: Midpoint (BMG) [09-02]
  • Brian Charette: Jackpot (Cellar) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Charger: Warhorse ()
  • Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Blank Canvas (Stretch/Ropeadope) [11-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Tanika Charles: Papillon De Nuit: The Night Butterfly (Record Kicks) - vocal jazz
  • Charli XCX: Crash (Asylum) [03-18] - dance pop [A-]
  • Catherine Marie Charlton: Simple Gifts: Solo Piano for the Holidays (self-released) - jazz
  • Charming Hostess: The Ginzburg Geography (Tzadik) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Justin Chart: Live in Los Angeles (Universal -21) - jazz
  • Justin Chart: The Scarlet Jazz Room (Universal) - jazz
  • Chase and Status: What Came Before (Virgin EMI) [06-10]
  • Chastity: Suffer Summer (Deathwish) [01-13] - indie rock
  • Chat Pile: God's Country (The Flenser) [07-29] - sludge metal [*]
  • The Chats: Get Fucked (Bargain Bin) [08-19] - garage punk [***]
  • Che Noir: Food for Thought (TCF Music Group) [01-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Che Noir: The Last Remnants (TCF Music Group, EP) [10-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Cheekface: Too Much to Ask (self-released) [08-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Cheerbleederz: Even in Jest (Alcopop!) [07-27]
  • The Chemistry Set: Pink Felt Trip (Fruits De Mer) [06-03]
  • Eric Chenaux: Say Laura (Constellation) [02-18]
  • Chelsea: Evacuate Revisited ()
  • Neneh Cherry: The Versions (EMI) [06-10] [B]
  • Antoine Chessex/Francisco Meirino/Jerome Noetinger: Maiandros (Cave12) - jazz
  • Cyrus Chestnut: My Father's Hands (HighNote) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Chez Kane: Powerzone ()
  • Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (Chicago Farmer -EP) [03-04] - Americana [*]
  • The Chicago Plan [Gebhard Ullmann/Steve Swell/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang]: For New Zealand (Not Two) [11-04] - jazz [***]
  • Chicago Soul Jazz Collective Meets Dee Alexander: On the Way to Be Free (JMarq) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Chief and the Doomsday Device: Flux Populi (Frownland)
  • Chief Keef: 4Nem (Glo Gang/RBC -21) [2021-12-17] - hip-hop [B]
  • Child of Illusion: Khimaira (Relative Pitch) [05-13] - jazz
  • Tyler Childers: Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? (Hickman Holler/RCA) [09-30] - country [*]
  • Rachel Chinouriri: Better Off Without (Parlophone/Atlas -EP) [05-20] - pop [*]
  • Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer: Recordings From the Aland Islands (International Anthem) [03-11] - ambient [A-]
  • Matt Choboter's Hypnopompia: Sleep Inertia (Songlines) - jazz
  • Chrisman: Makila (Hakuna Kulala) -
  • Christian Death: Evil Becomes Rule (Season of Mist) [05-06] - metal
  • Corey Christiansen: Standards (self-released) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Christine and the Queens: Redcar Les Adorable Etoiles (Prologue) (Because Music) [11-11] - synthpop
  • Evan Christopher: Blues in the Air: The Music of Sidney Bechet (Camille Productions) [07-31] - jazz
  • Quinn Christopherson: Write Your Name in Pink (PIAS) [09-16]
  • Chrome Canyon: Director (Stones Throw) [02-11]
  • Chronophage: Chronophage (Bruit Direct Disques) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Chris Church: Darling Please () [01-21]
  • Cigar: The Visitor () [09-09]
  • Circa Survive: A Dream About Death (Rise -EP) [02-04] - metal
  • Cirrus: Chorale (SabMusic -21) - jazz
  • Ablaye Cissoko/Cyrille Brotto: Instant (Ma Case)
  • City of Caterpillar: Mystic Sisters (Relapse) [09-30] - post-hardcore
  • Civil War: Invaders () [06-17]
  • Clamm: Care (Chapter Music) [08-19]
  • The Clarinet Trio: Transformations and Further Passages (Leo) [11-01] - jazz [***]
  • Callista Clark: Real to Me: The Way I Feel (Big Machine) [10-14] - country [*]
  • Lindsay Clark: Carpe Noctem (Audio Sport) [06-24] - folk [B]
  • Mike Clark/Leon Lee Dorsey Featuring Mike LeDonne: Blues on Top (Jazz Avenue 1) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Claude: A Lot's Gonna Change ()
  • The Claudettes: The Claudettes Go Out! (Forty Below) [10-14] - indie rock [*]
  • Gerald Clayton: Bells on Sand (Blue Note) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • Willie Clayton: Caesar Soul & Blues () - blues
  • Clean Cut Kid: Hiss (Alcopop!) [11-11]
  • Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Benjamin Clementine: And I Have Been (Preserve Artists) [10-28]
  • Clever Hopes: Artefact () [01-20]
  • Jimmy Cliff: Refugees () [08-12] - reggae
  • Cliffdiver: Exercise Your Demons () [05-06] - pop punk
  • Cloakroom: Dissolution Wave (Relapse) [01-28] - shoegaze
  • Cloud Rat: Threshold (Artoffact) [10-07] - grindcore
  • Michel Cloup: Backflipp Au-Dessus Du Chaos ()
  • Trish Clowes: A View With a Room (Greenleaf Music) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Club D'Elf: You Never Know (Face Pelt) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dan Clucas/Kyle Motl/Nathan Hubbard: Daydream and Halting (FMR) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Clutch: Sunrise on Slaughter Beach (Weathermaker) [09-16] - stoner rock
  • CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (AWAL) [03-04] - indie pop [***]
  • Coach Party: Nothing Is Real (Chess Club -EP) [04-29]
  • Coast Contra: Apt 505 () [03-24] - hip-hop
  • Cash Cobain & Chow Lee: 2 Slizzy 2 Sexy (Deluxe) (self-released) [04-01] - hip-hop
  • Brent Cobb: And Now, Let's Turn to Page . . . (Ol' Buddy) [01-28] - country [**]
  • Peter Coccoma: A Place to Begin () [05-20]
  • The Cockney Rejects: Power Grab ()
  • Laura Cocks: Field Anatomies (Carrier) [02-22] - electroacoustic
  • Coco & Clair Clair: Sexy (self-released) [11-04] - pop [*]
  • Coconut Cream: What Kind of Music Do You Like to Listen To? (Broth -EP) [02-18]
  • Diane Coffee: With People (Polyvinyl) [04-29]
  • Jeff Coffin: Between Dreaming and Joy (Ear Up) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Coffis Brothers: Turn My Radio Up (Blue Rose) - Americana
  • Coheed and Cambria: Vaxis Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind (Roadrunner) [06-24]
  • Anat Cohen: Quartetinho (Anzic) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth (ECM) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Shifting Sands (Naive) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen: Uptown in Orbit (Mack Avenue) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Ezra Cohen: The Sweet Million (Relief Map/Dead Broke Rekerds) [04-01]
  • Gabriela Cohen: Blue No More () [01-21]
  • Sam Cohen: Slow Fawn ()
  • Coin: Uncanny Valley () [03-25] - indie pop
  • Col3trane: Lush Life (Trane of Thought) [05-06] - r&b
  • Cola: Deep in View (Fire Talk) [05-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Cold Years: Goodbye to Misery (Inside Job/MNRK UK) [04-22]
  • Louis Cole: Quality Over Opinion (Brainfeeder) [10-14] - jazz [*]
  • Anthony Coleman & Brian Chase: Arcades (Chaikin) [03-25] - jazz
  • Brandon Coleman: Interstellar Black Space () [05-20]
  • Collective Soul: Vibrating () [08-12]
  • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Lift Every Voice (Division 81 -EP) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Tom Collier: The Color of Wood (Summit) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • George Colligan: King's Dream (P.Ice) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Collin: Bridge Variations (Discreet)
  • Collins: Skinis () [07-22]
  • Judy Collins: Spellbound (Cleopatra) [02-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Color Green: Color Green (Aquarium Drunkard)
  • Colour Haze: Sacred (Elektrohasch)
  • Columbia Icefield [Nate Wooley]: Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (Pyroclastic) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Combo Chimbita: Ire (Anti-) [01-28] - cumbia
  • The Cookers Quintet: The Path (Muzak) [06-22] - jazz
  • ChimyTina [Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski]: Constellations (La Reserve) [06-17] - jazz
  • Andrew Combs: Sundays (Tone Tree Music) [08-19]
  • Luke Combs: Growin' Up (Columbia Nashville) [06-24] - country [*]
  • Comeback Kid: Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast) [01-21] - hardcore punk
  • The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Comfort: Experience Everything. Live and Die ()
  • The Composers' Orchestra Berlin: Holding Pattern (JazzHaus Musik) - jazz
  • Con+Kwake: Eyes in the Tower (Native Rebel) [07-29] - UK hip-hop [***]
  • Confidence Man: Tilt (Heavenly) [04-01] - electropop [***]
  • Confucius MC: Somewhere (YNR Productions -21) [2021-09-03] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Congotronics International: Where's the One (Crammed Discs -2CD) [04-29] - African [**]
  • Conjurer: Pathos (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • Connie Constance: Miss Power (PIAS) [11-04]
  • Conway the Machine: God Don't Make Mistakes (Griselda/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Hollie Cook: Happy Hour (Merge) [06-24] [**]
  • Will Joseph Cook: Every Single Thing (Bad Hotel) [06-10]
  • The Cool Greenhouse: Sod's Toastie (Melodic) [11-11]
  • The Cool Kids: Before Shit Got Weird (Sounds Like Fun/Empire) [03-03] - hip-hop
  • Cool Sounds: Like That () [10-07]
  • Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (Storyville) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Claude Cooper: Myriad Sounds () [01-28] - jazz
  • Shane Cooper & Mabuta: Finish the Sun (Dox) - jazz
  • Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (Mesh) [03-25] - techno [***]
  • Mike Cooper: Oceans of Milk and Treacle ()
  • Pabi Cooper: Cooperville ()
  • Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol 2 (577) [02-04] - jazz
  • Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Live at Roulette ( Gaucimusic) [08-12] - jazz
  • Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (Alligator) [08-19] - blues [**]
  • Marc Copland Quartet: Someday (InnerVoice Jazz) [10-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Cordae: From a Bird's Eye View (Atlantic) [01-14] - hip-hop
  • Dale Cornish: Traditional Music of South London (The Death of Rave) [10-21] - electronic
  • Hugh Cornwell: Moments of Madness (HIS) [10-21] - rock
  • The Coronas: Time Stopped () [10-07]
  • Eliane Correa & La Evolucion: Signo de Fuego (Somas Mas) [04-08] - jazz
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in My Stew (SWMAF/VizzTone -21) [2021-05-14] - blues [**]
  • Barney Cortez: Hullabaloo ()
  • Chris Cortez: Live at Blue Bamboo (Blue Bamboo) [09-01] - jazz
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Kind Regards: Saludos Afectuosos (Desafio Candente) [09-02] - jazz [*]
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes (Conspiracy International) [09-16] - soundtrack
  • Cosmic Putrefaction: Crepuscular Dirge for the Blessed Ones (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Cosmic Guilt: Cosmic Guilt () [04-19]
  • Frankie Cosmos: Inner World Peace (Sub Pop) [10-21] - bedroom pop
  • Roxy Coss: Disparate Parts (Outside In Music) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Alaide Costa: O Que Meus Calos Dizem Sobre Mim (Tres Selos) - Brazilian [***]
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (Capitol) [01-14] - power pop [*]
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Refuge (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Alison Cotton: The Portrait You Painted of Me (Rocket) [05-20] - modern classical
  • Coughin' Vicars: Ritual Discipline () [01-28]
  • Jemima Coulter: Grace After a Party (Hand in Hive) [07-29]
  • Counterparts: A Eulogy for Those Still Here (Pure Noise) [10-07] - metalcore
  • Courting: Guitar Music (PIAS) [09-23] - post-punk
  • Martin Courtney: Magic Sign (Domino) [06-24]
  • Cowboy Junkies: Songs of the Recollection (Proper) [03-25]
  • Jon Cowherd Trio: Pride and Joy (Le Coq) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • The Cowsills: Rhythm of the World (Omnivore) [09-30] - folk
  • Carl Cox: Electronic Generations () -
  • Crack Cloud: Tough Baby (Meat Machine) [09-16] - post-punk
  • Isla Craig: Echo's Reach ()
  • Kurt Crandall: Starts On the Stops (Yester Year) - blues
  • Tommy Crane: We're All Improvisers Now (Whirlwind) [06-24] - jazz [*]
  • Crashed Out: Against All Odds ()
  • Nicholas Craven/Boldy James: Fair Exchange No Robbery (Nicholas Craven Productions) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Crawlers: Loud Without Noise () [11-04]
  • The Creator Tyler: Call Me If You Get Lost (Columbia) [06-24]
  • Creeping Jean: When's the Blowout? (Mature Charlton) [04-29]
  • Cremation Lily: Dreams Drenched in Static (The Flenser) [04-15] - post-industrial
  • Joe Crepusculo: Trovador Tecno ()
  • Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (GroundUP) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Crime of Passing: Crime of Passing (Feel It)
  • Criolo: Sobre Viver (Oloko) [05-05] - Brazil [**]
  • Crippled Black Phoenix: Banefyre (Season of Mist) [09-09] - metal
  • Crobot: Feel This (Mascot) [06-03]
  • Charley Crockett: Lil GL Presents: Jukebox Charley (Son of Davy) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Charley Crockett: The Man From Waco (Son of Davy) [09-09] - country [**]
  • Theo Croker: Love Quantum (Masterworks) [06-24] - jazz [*]
  • Theo Croker Quartet: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII: Sketches of Miles (ACT) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band: Live at the Capitol Theatre ()
  • George Crotty: Chronotope (self-released) - jazz
  • Crowbar: Zero and Below (MNRK Heavy) [03-04] - sludge metal
  • Crows: Beware Believers (Bad Vibrations) [04-01] - garage rock
  • CRRDR: Damnbow (self-released) - electronic
  • Cruel Liars: Mightmare (Kill Rock Stars) - country
  • Cruel Santino: Subaru Boys: Final Heaven (Monster Boys/Interscope) [03-04] - alt r&b
  • Stephan Crump: Rocket Love (Papillon Sounds) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Cryalot: Icarus (AWAL -EP) [09-02] - electropop
  • Crystal Eyes: The Sweetness Restored (Bobo Integral) [04-22]
  • CS + Kreme: Orange (The Trilogy Tapes) [11-04] - experimental
  • Cuarteto Latinoamericano: Ruperto Chapi: String Quartets 3 & 4 (Sono Luminus) [01-28] - chamber music
  • Cubicolor: Sometime Not Now ()
  • Cucina Povera & Ben Vince: There I See Everything ()
  • Cuco: Fantasy Gateway (Interscope) [07-22]
  • Gemma Cullingford: Tongue Tied () [09-02]
  • The Cult: Under the Midnight Sun (Black Hill) [10-07] - hard rock
  • Cult of Luna: The Long Road North (Metal Blade) [02-11] - sludge metal
  • Grace Cummings: Storm Queen (ATO) [01-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Jeremy Cunningham/Dustin Laurenzi/Paul Bryan: A Better Ghost (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Madison Cunningham: Revealer (Verve Forecast) [09-09] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle (Machine Elf) [02-25] [B]
  • Cupido: Sobredosis De Amor ()
  • Alvin Curran: Drumming Up Trouble () [09-02]
  • Curren$y & the Alchemist: Continuance (Jet Life) [02-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Current 93: If a City Is Set Upon a Hill (House of Mythology) [03-11] - neofolk
  • Denzel Curry: Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (PH/Loma Vista) [03-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Cursed Arrows: Crone (Tarantula Tapes)
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis/Laurent Nicoud: Substrate (Unit) - jazz
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Heat Map (Imani) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Custard Flux: Phosphorus (Custard Flux)
  • Cypress Hill: Back in Black (MNRK) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (TUM) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Andrew Cyrille/Elliot Sharp/Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation (Infrequent Seams) - jazz
  • Noah Cyrus: The Hardest Part (Columbia) [09-16] - pop
  • Czarface: Czarmageddon (Silver Age) [04-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • D-Block Europe: Lap 5 () [09-23]
  • Emily D'Angelo: Enargeia (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universal: Yes!!! (Sunnyside) [10-11] - jazz [**]
  • Tomasz Dabrowski: Tomasz Dabrowski & the Individual Beings (April) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Dadawah: Peace & Love: Wadadasow (Antarctica Starts Here) - reggae
  • Daddy: To a Krumm Oblivion (Michael Foster) [04-01]
  • Daddy Yankee: Legendaddy (El Cartel/Republic) [03-24] - reggaeton
  • Daeva: Through Sheer Will and Black Magic (20 Buck Spin) [10-14] - metal
  • Daggerboard: Daggerboard & the Skipper (Wide Hive) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • Amalie Dahl: Dafnie (Sonic Transmissions) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Caleb Dailey: Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings: Beside You Then (Moone)
  • Dailey & Vincent: Let's Sing Some Country () - country
  • Pan Daijing: Tissues (Pan) [01-21] - opera
  • Daisy Brain: Disconnected Happy (Virgin -EP) [04-08]
  • Dalek: Precipice (Ipecac) [ 04-29] - hip-hop
  • Lucrecia Dalt: ¡Ay! (RVNG Intl) [10-14] - art pop [A-]
  • Jon Daly: Ding Dong Delicious (Northern Spy) [06-10]
  • Dama Scout: Gen Wo Lai (Come With Me) (Hand in Hive) [04-22]
  • The Damned: A Night of a Thousand Vampires (Live in London) ()
  • Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (self-released) [05-28] - rock [***]
  • Dance System: In Your System (System) [04-01]
  • Dandy Dandie: Hypnos & Morphee (Yolk Music) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Ami Dang: The Living World's Demands (Phantom Limb/Leaving) [11-04]
  • Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes (BMG) [08-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Johnny Ray Daniels: Whatever You Need (Bible & Tire) [04-15] - gospel
  • Matt Daniel: All I'll Ever Need (self-released) [02-11] - country
  • Harold Danko: Rite Notes (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Daphni: Cherry (Jiaolong) [10-07] - deep house [***]
  • Avishai Darash Featuring Marmoucha Orchestra: Andalusian Love Song (Marmoucha/SENA) - jazz
  • Dark Funeral: We Are the Apocalypse (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Darkher: The Buried Storm () [04-15] - ethereal wave
  • Darkthrone: Astral Fortress (Peaceville) [10-28] - metal
  • Dartz: The Band From Wellington, New Zealand (Flying Nun)
  • Das Kondensat: 2 (Why Play Jazz -21)
  • Dashboard Confessional: All the Truth That I Can Tell (Hidden Note/AWAL) [02-25]
  • Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters (Late Music) [09-09] - ambient [*]
  • Craig David: 22 (BMG) [09-30]
  • Ashley Davies: Gold ()
  • Craig Davis: Tone Paintings: The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) - jazz [***]
  • Steve Davis: Bluesthetic (Smoke Sessions) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Datura: Arcano Chemical () [01-27]
  • Dawes: Misadventures of Doomscroller (Rounder) [07-22]
  • Jean Dawson: Chaos Now* (Dew Process) [10-07] - alt/indie
  • Richard Dawson: The Ruby Cord (Domino) [11-18] - art rock [B-]
  • Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki () [11-26] - art rock
  • Steve Dawson: Gone, Long Gone (Black Hen) [03-18]
  • Zella Day: Sunday in Heaven (Concord) [10-14] - indie pop [*]
  • Day & Taxi [Christoph Gallio/Silvan Jeger/Gerry Hemingway]: Run, the Darkness Will Come! (Pergaso -21) - jazz
  • Lucky Daye: Candydrip (Keep Cool/RCA) [03-10] - r&b [***]
  • Dayglow: People in Motion (Very Nice Records/AWAL) [10-07] - synthpop
  • Dazegxd: vKiss () [05-30]
  • Dazy: Outofbody (Lame-O/Convulsive) [10-28]
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders (Soul Bank) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Lorenzo De Finti Quartet: Mysterium Lunae (Losen) - jazz
  • Gaston De La Cruz Quinteto: Constelaciones (Discos ICM) [08-18] - jazz
  • Gloria De Oliveira & Dean Hurley: Oceans of Time ()
  • De'Wayne: My Favorite Blue Jeans (Hopeless) [10-28] - alt/indie
  • Dead Cross: II (Ipecac) [10-28] - hardcore punk
  • Dead Meadow: Force Form Free (Blues Funeral)
  • The Dead South: Easy Listening for Jerks Part 1 (Six Shooter -EP) [03-04] - country
  • The Dead South: Easy Listening for Jerks Part 2 (Six Shooter -EP) [03-04] - country
  • Deadletter: Heat! (So -EP) [11-18] - post-punk
  • Deaf Club: Productive Disruption (Three One G) [01-06] - hardcore punk
  • Deaf Havana: The Present Is a Foreign Land (So) [07-15]
  • The James Dean Joint: Cabinbuzz (Spacehawk) [07-11]
  • The Dear Hunter: Antimai (Cave & Canary Goods) [07-01] - prog rock
  • Dear Rouge: Spirit (Pheromone) [04-08]
  • Dear Spring: Moments (Open Your Ears -EP) [06-03]
  • Michael Dease: Best Next Thing (Posi-Tone) [07-08] - jazz [*]
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows (Atlantic) [09-16] - indie pop [B]
  • Death's Dynamic Shroud: Darklife (100% Electronica) [09-23] - glitch pop
  • Deathcrash: Return (Untitled (Recs)) [01-28] - slowcore
  • Debit: The Long Count (Modern Love) [02-18] - dark ambient
  • Deca: Smoking Gun (Coalmine) [05-27] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Decapitated: Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast) [05-27] - death metal
  • Decius: Vol 1 (The Leaf Label) [11-04] - acid house
  • Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) [04-08] - gospel [***]
  • DeepChord: Functional Designs () [09-30] - ambient techno
  • Deerr: Punkal ()
  • Defcee & Boathouse: For All Debts Public and Private (Closed Sessions) [04-19] - hip-hop
  • Eli Degibri: Henri and Rachel (Degibri) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Dehd: Blue Skies (Fat Possum) [05-27]
  • Dei Kjenslevare: Kjenslevarulv () [02-04]
  • Deja Vega: Personal Hell (Paperhead) [01-21] - punk rock
  • Vladislav Delay: Isoviha (Planet Mu) [07-15] - electronica [B]
  • Delicate Steve: After Hours ()
  • Deliluh: Fault Lines (Tin Angel) [06-10]
  • The Delines: The Sea Drift (Jealous Butcher) [02-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Delivery: Forever Giving Handshakes () [11-11]
  • Dell Lillinger Westergaard & Maneri: Monuments (Edition Niehler Werft) - jazz
  • Georg Demel Quartett: Pale Blue Dot (Unit -21) - jazz
  • Matt DeMello: Confetti in a Coalmine () [07-29]
  • Demiricous: Chaotic Lethal (Post) - metal
  • Dendrons: 5-3-8 (Innovative Leisure) [08-26]
  • Luis Deniz: El Tinajon () - jazz
  • Deniz Tek: Long Before Day ()
  • Allen Dennard: Flashback (Allen Dennard Music) - jazz [*]
  • Travis Denning: Might as Well Be Me (Mercury Nashville -EP) [08-05] - country
  • Jeff Denson/Romain Pilon/Brian Blade: Finding Light (Ridgeway) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Alabaster DePlume: Gold: Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (International Anthem) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Depresion Sonora: El Arte De Morir Muy Despacio ()
  • Der Verboten: Der Verboten (Wide Ear -21) - jazz
  • Staraya Derevnya: Boulder Blues () [08-05] - krautrock
  • Derviche: Murs Absurdes (Ayler) - jazz
  • Deserta: Every Moment, Everything You Need (Felte) [02-25]
  • The Deslondes: Ways & Means (New West) [07-08]
  • Randal Despommier: A Midsummer Odyssey (Sunnyside) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Destroyer: Labyrinthitis (Merge) [03-25] - art pop [**]
  • Marcel Dettmann: Fear of Programming () [11-25] - techno
  • Duke Deuce: Crunkstar (Quality Control/Motown) [06-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Erik Deutsch: La Nuit Blanche (Ropeadope) [03-04] - jazz
  • Minami Deutsch: Fortune Goodies (Guruguru Brain)
  • James Devane: Beauty Is Useless (Umeboshi) [09-16] - electronic [*]
  • Devil Master: Ecstasies of Never Ending Night (Relapse) [04-29] - metal
  • The Devil Wears Prada: Color Decay (Solid State) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Kevin Devine: Nothing's Real, So Nothing's Wrong (Triple Crown) [03-25]
  • Andrew Raffo Dewar: Ekphrasis Suite (Rastascan -21) - jazz
  • Tetel Di Babuya: Meet Tetel (Arkadia) [06-24] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Alela Diane: Looking Glass () [10-14]
  • Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (Lamastrock -21) [2021-04-02] - African [A-]
  • The Diasonics: Origin of Forms () [01-28]
  • Fatoumata Diawara: Maliba (-EP) [03-10] - African
  • Madi Diaz: Same History, New Feelings (Anti- -EP) [03-04]
  • Whit Dickey Quartet: Astral Long Form/Staircase in Space (Tao Forms) [05-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Whit Dickey Quartet: Root Perspectives (Tao Forms) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Glenn Dickson: Wider Than the Sky (Naftule's Dream) [07-08] - jazz [**]
  • Carl Didur: Maybe Next Time ()
  • Die! Die! Die!: This Is Not an Island Anymore (self-released) [02-18]
  • Die Hochstapler: Beauty Lies Within (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Die Nerven: Die Nerven () [10-07] - alt rock
  • The Difference Machine: Unmasking the Spirit Fakers () [06-28] - hip-hop
  • Digga D: Noughty by Nature (CGM/EGA) [04-15] - UK drill [*]
  • John Dikeman/Pat Thomas/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Volume 1 (577) - jazz
  • John Dikeman/Stefan Gonzalez/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Jonathan F Horne: Texas Butt Biters (Astral Spirits) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • John Dikeman/Peter Ajtai/Nicolas Field: The Throes (Orbit577) [05-10] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Dimes: In Dimes We Trust (Encore) [03-08] - hip-hop
  • Chris Dingman: Journeys Vol I (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Dirty Bird: Wagenmuzik (Gum Studio) [07-14] - 2-step
  • Dischordia: Triptych (Transcending Obscurity) [04-29]
  • Disco Doom: Mt Surreal (Exploding in Sound) [09-16]
  • Disq: Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet (Saddle Creek) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Jochen Distelmeyer: Gefuhlte Wahrheiten ()
  • The Districts: Great American Painting (Fat Possum) [03-11]
  • Disturbed: Divisive (Reprise) [11-18] - metal
  • Ditz: The Great Regression (Alcopop!) [03-04] - post-punk
  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Swings Broadway (Diva) - jazz
  • Divanhana: Zavrzlama (CPL Music)
  • Dividers: Crime of Passion (Primordial Void) [06-17]
  • Kenyon Dixon: Closer (self-released) [05-05] - alt r&b
  • DJ 809: EightOh! (self-released -EP) [01-22] - electronica [*]
  • DJ 809: Unexpected (self-released -EP) [02-25] - electronica [B]
  • DJ Black Low: Monate WA Piano EP (Black Low Music -EP) [06-10] - African [**]
  • DJ Drama & Jeezy: Snofall (YJ Music/Def Jam) [10-31] - hip-hop
  • DJ Khaled: God Did (We the Best/Epic) [08-26] - hip-hop
  • DJ Lag: Meeting With the King (Ice Drop) [02-18] - gqom [***]
  • DJ Marz Y Los Flying Turntables/DJ Jester the Filipino Fist: Made in USA (self-released) [07-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Meatman: Death of Meatman (-EP)
  • DJ MT7: Pior E Nada ()
  • DJ Muggs & Rigz: Gold () [01-14] - hip-hop
  • DJ Q: Est 2003 () [09-23] - 2-step
  • DJ Pippi & Willie Graff: Follow Your Dreams () [07-08]
  • DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50 Vol 1 (Mass Appeal -EP) [07-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Python: Club Sentimientos Vol 2 (Incienso -EP) [01-21] - ambient house
  • DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: Bewitched! () [08-30] - house
  • DJ Skothan x DJ Scriby x DJ MaRiiO: The Gqom Trilogy LP ()
  • DJ Tobzy Imole Giwa: Cruise Beat Album ()
  • DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [04-01] - electronic [*]
  • Djevel: Naa Skrider Natten Sort (Aftermath Music) [11-23] - metal
  • Djo: Decide (AWAL) [09-16] - indie pop [B]
  • Ivo Djokovic: Vera (Fifth on Acid)
  • Do'a: Higher Grounds (Outside In Music -EP) [07-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dodie: Hot Mess (Doddleoddle -EP) [09-30] - singer-songwrier [B]
  • John Doe: Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum) [05-20]
  • Doechii: She/Her/Black B*tch (Top Dawg Entertainment/Capitol -EP) [08-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dog Unit: Turn Right and Right Again (Brace Yourself -EP) [03-11]
  • Peter Doherty & Frederic Lo: The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime () [03-18]
  • Doldrum: The Knocking, or the Story of the Sound That Preceded Their Disappearance () [05-27] - black metal
  • Magnus Dolerud/Hans Backenroth/Oscar Johansson Werre: Trio Circle (Prophone) - jazz
  • Thomas Dollbaum: Wellswood () [05-20]
  • James Domestic: Carrion Repeating () [03-09]
  • Domestic Terminal: All the Stories Left to Tell () [07-23]
  • Domi & JD Beck: Not Tight (Apeshit/Blue Note) [07-29] - jazz-funk [B-]
  • Chano Dominguez/Rubem Dantas/Hamilton de Holanda: Chabem (Altafonte) [02-16] - jazz
  • Michel Doneda: Path Under (Micro-label) - jazz
  • Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (Sunnyside) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Donkeyazz: Play the Blues (Singo -21) - jazz [C]
  • Roberta Donnay: Blossom-ing! (self-released) - jazz
  • Stella Donnelly: Flood (Secretly Canadian) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Donnie Ray: I'm Just the Man for You () - blues
  • DoomCannon: Renaissance (Brownswood) [07-15]
  • Dopapod: Dopapod () [05-27]
  • Dope Lemon: Rose Pink Cadillac (BMG) [01-07] - hypnagogic pop
  • Dopolarians: Blues for Alvin Fielder: Live at Crosstown Arts, Memphis (Mahakala Music) [11-23] - jazz [**]
  • Dopolarians: Sunday Morning Sermon (Mahakala Music) [11-23] - jazz [**]
  • Dopplereffekt: Neurotelepathy (Leisure System) [04-14] - electronic [***]
  • Doric String Quartet/Timothy Ridout: Mendelssohn: The String Quartets (Chandos) [03-04] - classical
  • Tashi Dorji/Susie Ibarra: Master of Time (Astral Spirits) [08-09] - jazz [**]
  • Dorothy: Gifts From the Holy Ghost (Spinefarm) [04-22] - metal
  • Iann Dorr: On to Better Things (10k) [01-21] - pop rap
  • Charlotte Dos Santos: Morfo (Because Music) [10-14] - r&b [***]
  • Dave Douglas: Secular Psalms (Greenleaf Music) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 1 -- Degrees (Greenleaf Music) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Songs of Ascent: Book 2 -- Steps (Greenleaf Music) [10-07] - jazz
  • Dezron Douglas: Atalaya (International Anthem) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Dowd: Homemade Pie () [01-01]
  • Cat Dowling: Animals () [01-28]
  • Kit Downes/Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (ECM) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Chet Doxas: Rich in Symbols II (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Aoife Doyle: Infinitely Clear () [04-22]
  • Tara Nome Doyle: Vaermin (Modern) [01-28] - indie pop
  • Dr John: Things Happen That Way (Rounder) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Dragonette: Twennies (BMG) [10-28]
  • Drake: Honestly, Nevermind (OVO Sound/Republic) [06-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Drake & 21 Savage: Her Loss (OVO Sound/Republic) [11-04] - hip-hop [B]
  • Hamid Drake: Dedications: Black Cross Solo Sessions 6 (Corbett vs Dempsey) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Drakeo the Ruler: Keep the Truth Alive (Stinc Team) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Kaja Draksler/Susana Santos Silva: Grow (Intakt) [10-21] - jazz [B]
  • Paul Draper: Cult Leader Tactics (Kscope) [01-28]
  • The Dream Syndicate: Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions (Fire) [06-10]
  • Dream Unending: Song of Salvation (20 Buck Spin) [11-11] - doom metal
  • Dream Widow: Dream Widow (Roswell -EP) [03-25] - thrash metal
  • Dreamstruck [Marilyn Crispell/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen]: With Grace in Mind (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • Dreamville: D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape (Dreamville) [03-31] - hip-hop
  • Bernie Dresel: The Pugilist (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Jorge Drexler: Tinta Y Tiempo (Sony Espana) [04-22]
  • Drive-By Truckers: Welcome 2 Club XIII (ATO) [06-03] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Dropkick Murphys: This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Dummy Luck Music) [09-30] - folk rock
  • Dropper: Don't Talk to Me (Dirt Dog) [02-10]
  • Drudkh: All Belong to the Night (Season of Mist) [11-11] - atmospheric black metal
  • Drug Church: Hygiene (Pure Noise) [03-11] - post-hardcore [B]
  • Drug Couple: Stoned Weekend () [02-18]
  • Drugdealer: Hiding in Plain Sight (Mexican Summer) [10-28]
  • Kevin Drumm: Future When It Comes (self-released) [01-26]
  • Billy Drummond and Freedom of Ideas: Valse Sinistre (Cellar) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork (4AD) [10-21] - post-punk [A-]
  • The Dry Retch: Operation Uranus () [01-22]
  • Dub War: Westgate Under Fire (Earache) [08-05]
  • Dubstar: Two (Northern Writes) [05-06] - electropop [*]
  • Dukwa: Precipice (Ipecac)
  • Dumb: Pray 4 Tomorrow (Mint) [11-04]
  • Dummy: Mono Retriever/Pepsi Vacuum (Sub Pop)
  • C Duncan: Alluvium (Bella Union) [05-06]
  • JB Dunckel: Carbon () [06-24]
  • Cy Dune: Against Face (Lightning Studios) [03-03]
  • Dune Rats: Real Rare Whale (Ratbag/BMG) [07-29] - pop punk
  • Dune Sea: Orbital Distribution (All Good Clean)
  • Dungen: En Ar For Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog (Mexican Summer) [10-07] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • DunkelpeK: Fire's Hush (AKP) - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall Quintet: Yes Tomorrow (Discus Music) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Trevor Dunn Trio-Convulsant Avec Folie a Quatre: Seances (Pyroclastic) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Nick Dunston: Spider Season (Out of Your Head) [07-15] - jazz
  • Jens Duppe: Ego_D (Enja/Yellowbird) [10-14] - jazz [***]
  • Peggy Duquesnel: Piano for My Soul (Joyspring Music) [02-17] - new age
  • Hilario Duran/David Virelles: Front Street Duets (Alma) - jazz
  • Carolina Durante: Cuatro Chavales ()
  • The Dusseldorf Dusterboys: Duo Duo ()
  • Dust Star: Open Up That Heart (Lame-O) [08-05]
  • Duster: Together (Numero Group) [04-01] - slowcore
  • Gui Duvignau: Baden (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings: Troika (Inside Out Music) [02-25]
  • Mark Dwane: Parallel Universe (self-released)
  • Dylan: The Greatest Thing I'll Never Learn (Island) [10-28]
  • Dynastic: I Know There's Something Left for You () [02-04]
  • Gogi Dzodzuashvili and Mzia Arabuli: Ias Utkharit (CES) - world
  • Eades: Delusion Spree (Heist or Hit) [03-04] - post-punk
  • Open Mike Eagle: Component System With the Auto Reverse (Auto Reverse) [10-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Eamon: Nop Matter the Season (Now-Again)
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (Stony Plain) [04-15] - blues [***]
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: Jerry Jeff (New West) [05-27] - country [**]
  • Earthen Sea: Ghost Poems () [04-15]
  • EarthGang: Ghetto Gods (Dreamville/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Earthless: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast) [01-28] - heavy psych
  • Bill Easley: Diversitonic (Sunnyside) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Easley: Byways of the Moon (Big Ego -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz
  • Angela Easterling: Witness () [10-28]
  • Easy Life: Maybe in Another Life . . . (Island) [10-07] - indie pop
  • Ebi Soda: Honk If You're Sad (Tru Thoughts) [04-29] - jazz-funk [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: I Am a Stranger in This World (L&H Production -2CD) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Colors Live at KITO Bremen (L&H Production) - jazz
  • Rachel Eckroth: Common Mutatios (Rainy Days -EP) [02-11] - jazz
  • Ecstatic Vision: Elusive Mojo (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-13] - heavy stoner rock
  • Edena Gardens: Edena Gardens () [10-28] - space rock
  • Iris Ederer/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: Traktor (Shrike) - jazz
  • Editors: EBM (PIAS) [09-23] - synthpop
  • Editrix: Editrix II: Editrix Goes to Hell (EIS)
  • Edoheart: Pandemonium (Edoheart -EP) [04-08] - African [**]
  • John Edwards/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost/Alan Wilkinson: EMPoWered (577 -21) - jazz
  • Joel Eel: Love Infinity (Perpetual Care) [05-12] - IDM
  • Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (E Works/PIAS) [01-28] - indie rock [*]
  • Eerie Wanda: Internal Radio (Joyful Noise) [09-23]
  • EggS: A Glitter Year () [11-04]
  • Ego Ella May: Fieldnotes Pt II (-EP) [03-08] - neo-soul
  • James Ehnes/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Orchestra: Berg: Violin Concerto/Three Orchestral Pieces/Piano Sonata/Passacaglia (Chandos) [10-07] - classical
  • Markus Eichenberger/Christoph Gallio: Unison Polyphony (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Eight Bells: Legacy of Ruin (Prophecy) [02-25] - doom metal
  • Billie Eilish: Guitar Songs (Darkroom/Interscope -EP) [07-21]
  • Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (BluJazz) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • Ekkstacy: Misery (United Masters) [09-30]
  • Ekoda & Angel Starbath: Wandering Soul (self-released)
  • El Alfa: Sabiduria () [04-08]
  • El Khat: Albat Alawi Op 99 (Glitterbeat) [03-25] - world [*]
  • El Payo: In Motion ()
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Elder: Innate Passage (Armageddon Shop) [11-25] - stoner rock
  • Brett Eldredge: Songs About You (Rhino) [06-17]
  • Electric Callboy: Tekkno (Century Media) [09-16] - metalcore
  • Elevator: The Words You Spoke Still Move Me (Arts & Crafts) [05-06]
  • Elf Power: Artificial Countrysides (Yep Roc) [07-15] - alt/indie
  • Danny Elfman: Bigger Messier (Anti-) [08-12] - remix
  • Eliane Elias: Quietude (Candid) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Eliminator: Ancient Light () [01-14] - metal
  • Elio: Elio's Inferno () [08-05] - electropop
  • Eliza: A Sky Without Stars ()
  • Elkhorn: Distances (Feeding Tube)
  • Ella Mai: Heart on My Sleeve (10 Summers/Interscope) [05-06] - r&b [B]
  • Mark Ellestad: Discreet Angel (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Ellevator: The Words You Spoke Still Move Me (Arts & Crafts) [05-06]
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue: The London Sessions (Edition) [06-15] - vocal jazz
  • Stro Elliot: Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot (Republic) [02-04] - funk [A-]
  • Rufus Isabel Elliot & Harry Gorski-Brown: Three Sexual Pieces for Solo Violin (This and This and This) () [02-17]
  • Joey Ellis: Peaceful Place (Oti-O) - jazz
  • Tinsley Ellils: Devil May Care (Alligator) - blues
  • ELMA: Licentia Poetica (Hevhetia) - jazz
  • Chase Elodia: Portrait Imperfect (Biophilia) - jazz
  • E-L-R: Vexier (Prophecy) [03-11] - doom metal
  • Elucid: I Told Bessie (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joe Ely: Flatland Lullaby (Rack 'Em) [10-21]
  • Elzhi & Georgia Anne Muldrow: Zhigeist () [03-11] - hip-hop
  • Coco Em: Kilumi (InFine) [04-21] - electronic [*]
  • Emeralds: Solar Bridge (Ghostly International) [09-30]
  • Andy Emler/Claude Tchamitchian/Eric Echampard [ETE Trio]: The Useful Report (La Buissone) [02-11] - jazz
  • Tom Emlyn: News From Nowhere () [05-30]
  • Signe Emmeluth/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard: The A-Z of Microwave Cookery (Astral Spirits) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Emotional Oranges: The Juice: Vol III () [12-09]
  • Empath: Visitor (Fat Possum) [02-11] - noise pop [B]
  • Emperor X: The Lakes of Zones B and C (Dreams of Field) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • END & Cult Leader: Gather & Mourn (Closed Casket Activities -EP) [09-09] - metalcore
  • Clara Engel: Their Invisible Hands () [04-15] - singer-songwriter
  • English Teacher: Polyawkward (Nice Swan -EP) [04-22] - art punk
  • Enhypen: Manifesto: Day 1 (Be:LIFT/HYBE -EP) [07-04] - K-pop
  • Enjoyable Listens: The Enjoyable Listen () [03-11]
  • Brian Ennels & Infinity Knives: King Cobra (Phantom Limb) [06-17] - hip-hop
  • Brian Eno: Forever and Ever No More (Verve) [10-14] - ambient pop [*]
  • Roger Eno: The Turning Year (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-22] - ambient
  • Ensemble 0: Music Nuvolosa (Sub Rosa) [03-18] - classical [**]
  • Entel: Melodies in Harmony ()
  • Entourage Music and Theater Ensemble: Mermaid's Purse ()
  • Enumclaw: Save the Baby (Luminelle) [10-14]
  • Envy of None: Envy of None () [04-08] - art pop
  • The Ephemeron Loop: Psychonautic Escapism () [05-20] - experimental
  • Epica: The Alchemy Project (Atomic Fire) [11-11]
  • Epik High: Epik High Is Here ?, Pt 2 () [02-14]
  • Elwood Epps & Togetherness!: Live at Resonance (self-released) - jazz
  • Erasure: Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) (Mute) [08-12]
  • Christoph Erb/Magda Mayas/Gerry Hemingway: Bathing Music (Veto) - jazz
  • Carl Erdmann: Bizzarrophytes ()
  • Sture Ericson/Pat Thomas/Raymond Strid: Bagman Live at Cafe Oto (577) [07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Erin Rae: Lighten Up (Good Memory) [02-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Ilhan Ersahin/Dave Harrington/Kenny Wollesen: Invite Your Eye (Nublu) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • Espen Eriksen Trio Featuring Andy Sheppard: In the Mountains (Rune Grammofon) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Erin Anne: Do Your Worst () [06-10]
  • Eros: A Southern Code () [09-01] - electronic
  • Peter Erskine/Alan Pasqua/Darek Oles: Live in Italy (Fuzzy Music) - jazz
  • Erupt: Left to Rot (Static Shock -EP) [03-18] - stenchcore
  • John Escreet/Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (self-released) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • John Escreet: Seismic Shift (Whirlwind) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Escuela Grind: Memory Theater (MNRK Heavy) [09-30] - metal
  • EST Gee: I Never Felt Nun () [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (Orenda) [05-27] - jazz [B]
  • Silvana Estrada: Marchita (Glassnote) [01-21] - chamber folk [*]
  • Etch: The Further Adventures of the Cosmic B-Boy () [03-04]
  • Etran de L'Air: Agadez (Sahel Sounds) [02-18] - Saharan [A-]
  • Eubanks-Evans Experience: EEE (Imani) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Eucalyptus: Moves (Telephone Explosion) [05-13] - jazz
  • Julieta Eugenio: Jump (Greenleaf Music) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Juanita Euko: Mabanzo (self-released) - African
  • Eunoia: Psyop of the Year (Nefarious Industries) [04-01]
  • Eve 6: Hyper Relevisation () [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Eventless Plot: Anisixia (Edition Wandelweiser -21) - jazz
  • Evergrey: A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) (Napalm) [05-20] - prog metal
  • Everything Everything: Raw Data Feel (AWAL) [05-20] - art pop [*]
  • Ex-Void: Bigger Than Before ()
  • EXEK: Advertise Here (Castle Face) [02-04]
  • Exhumed: To the Dead (Relapse) [10-21] - metal
  • Experiment 637: Sleepwater () [09-23]
  • Extended: Without Notice (self-released) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Extinction AD: Culture of Violence (Unique Leader) [03-18]
  • Extra Arms: What Is Even Happening Right Now? (Forge Again) [06-03]
  • Ezmeralda: En Atomos Volando () [03-25] - ambient
  • George Ezra: Gold Rush Kid (Columbia) [06-10] - pop/rock
  • Ezra Collective: Where I'm Meant to Be (Partisan) [11-04] - jazz [**]
  • Fable: Shame ()
  • Fade In: Live Fast, Die a Legend (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Fader: Quartz (Blanc Check) [05-06]
  • Faetooth: Remnants of the Vessel ()
  • Joe Fahey: Baker's Cousin (Rough Fish) [10-07] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Failure: Wilde Type Droid ()
  • The Faim: Talk Talk (BMG) [07-08]
  • Brent Faiyaz: Wasteland (Lost Kids) [07-08] - alt r&b [*]
  • Fake Palms: Lemons (Hand Drawn Dracula) [09-16]
  • Falling Fences: The Wild Sea (self-released) [10-21]
  • Falls of Rauros: Key to a Vanishing Future (Gilead Media/Eisenwald) [03-25] - metal
  • False Heads: Sick Moon (Scruff of the Neck) [09-30]
  • Falujah: Empyrean (Nuclear Blast) [09-09] - metal
  • The Family Crest: The War Act II ()
  • Famyne: II: The Ground Below (Svart) [05-13]
  • Fanclubwallet: You Have Got to Be Kidding Me (AWAL) [05-20]
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango -21) [2021-09-10] - Romanian [A-]
  • Forrest Fang: The Lost Seasons of Amorphia (Projekt)
  • Fantastic Negrito: White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront) [06-03] [***]
  • A Far Cry & Shara Nova: The Blue Hour ()
  • Vicky Farewell: Sweet Company (Mac's Record Label) [04-08]
  • Fashion Club: Scrutiny (Felte) [06-17]
  • Fastball: The Deep End (33 1/3) [06-17]
  • Wo Fat: The Singularity (Ripple Music) [05-06] - metal
  • Father John Misty: Chloe and the Next 20th Century (Sub Pop) [04-08] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Father John Misty: Live at Electric Lady (Bella Union -EP) [09-15]
  • Faust: Punkt (Bureau B) [05-13] - krautrock
  • Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (Don Giovanni) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Fazer: Plex (City Slang) [01-14] - jazz fusion [**]
  • Feeder: Torpedo (Big Teeth) [03-18]
  • Avram Fefer Quartet: Juba Lee (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Feid: Feliz Cumpleanos Ferxxo Te Pirateamos El Album () [09-14]
  • Steven Feifke: The Role of the Rhythm Section (La Reserve) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Steven Feifke/Dijon Watson: Steven Feifke and Dijon Watson Present: Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra (Cellar) [09-09] - jazz [*]
  • Simone Felice: All the Bright Coins () [01-28]
  • Fellowship: The Saberlight Chronicles (Scarlet) [07-15]
  • Femuline Gaymeova: Todrick Hall ()
  • Femur: People Parts () [09-30]
  • Fenella: The Metallic Index (Fire) [11-11]
  • Fennec: A Couple of Good Days () [03-11] - deep house
  • Anthony Ferrara: Cold Faded (SteepleChase) - jazz [**]
  • RAP Ferreira: 5 to the Eye With Stars (Ruby Yacht -EP) [11-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Massy Ferguson: Joe's Meat & Grocery () [02-04]
  • Fern Maddie: Ghost Story (self-released) [06-01]
  • Mane Fernandes: Enter the Squigg (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Plinio Fernandes: Saudade (Decca Gold) [07-08] - jazz
  • Hugo Fernandez: Ozean (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Fernweh: Torschlusspanik! (Winterlude) [07-01] - folk rock [*]
  • Jacopo Ferrazza: Fantasia (Teal Dreamers Factory) - jazz
  • Bryan Ferry: Love Letters (BMG -EP) [05-18] - pop [*]
  • Shiva Feshareki: Turning World (NMC) [05-27]
  • Ficino Ensemble and Michelle O'Rourke: Folk Songs ()
  • Fievel Is Glauque: Flaming Swords (La Loi) [11-25]
  • William Flynn: Seaside (OA2) [07-15] - jazz [U]
  • Fickle Friends: Are We Gonna Be Alright? (Cooking Vinyl) [01-14] - synthpop
  • Joe Fiedler: Solo: The Howland Sessions (Multiphonics) [11-04] - jazz [**]
  • Ken Field & Alieno de Bootes (Alessandro Pizzin): Alien Field (Cuneiform) [08-12] - jazz
  • Field Guides: Ginkgo (Whatever's Clever) [06-24]
  • Field Medic: Grow Your Hair Long if You're Wanting to See Something That You Can Change (Run for Cover) [10-14] - indie folk
  • Field School: When Summer Comes ()
  • Field Works: Stations (Temporary Residence) [04-01]
  • Lee Fields: Sentimental Fool (Daptone) [10-28]
  • Amina Figarova: Joy (AmFi) [09-23] - jazz [U]
  • Diego Figueiredo: Follow the Signs (Arbors) - jazz
  • Final Light: Final Light (Red Creek) [06-24]
  • Catrin Finch/Seckou Keita: Echo (Bendigedig) [05-27] - jazz
  • David Finck: BASSic Instinct (Burton Avenue -21) - jazz
  • Jean Fineberg: & Jazzphoria (Pivotal) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jem Finer: Hrdy Grdy (Thanet Tape Centre)
  • Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Tim Finn & Nick Manzanera: The Ghost of Santiago (Expression) [07-28]
  • Nick Finzer: Out of Focus (Outside In Music -21) [2021-11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Fire!: Requies (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Fireboy DML: Playboy (YBNL Nation/Empire) [08-05] - Afrobeat
  • First Aid Kit: Palomino (Columbia) [11-04] - folk pop [*]
  • First Hate: Cotton Candy () [05-27]
  • Brent Fischer Orchestra: Pictures at an Exhibition (Clavo) [09-24] - jazz
  • Carl Fischer: Maynard Ferguson Spirit Medley (self-released) - jazz
  • Fishbach: Avec Les Yeux () [02-25] - French pop
  • Fit for an Autopsy: Oh What the Future Holds (Nuclear Blast) [01-14] - deathcore
  • Fito Paez: The Golden Light ()
  • Fitz & the Tantrums: Let Yourself Free (Warner) [11-11]
  • George FitzGerald: Stellar Drifting (Domino) [09-02]
  • Tim Fitzgerald: Tim Fitzgerald's Full House (Cellar) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Fivio Foreign: BIBLE (Columbia/RichFish) [04-08] - UK drill
  • Fjort: Nichts ()
  • FKA Twigs: Caprisongs (Young/Atlantic) [01-14] - art pop [**]
  • Flanger Magazine: After the Bend ()
  • Flasher: Love Is Yours (Domino) [06-17] - rock [*]
  • The Flatliners: New Ruin (Fat Wreck Chords) [08-05] - pop punk
  • Fletcher: Girl of My Dreams (Capitol) [09-16] - pop
  • Flexfab & Ziller Bas: Mugogo! ()
  • Antonio Flinta: Secrets of a Kiri Tree (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Flo: The Lead () [07-08] - r&b
  • Floating Action: Ting ()
  • Floating Points: Someone Close () [11-09] - electronic
  • Flock: Flock (Strut) [05-20]
  • Flohio: Out of Heart (AWAL) [10-07] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (Polydor) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden) () [10-14]
  • Florist: Florist (Double Double Whammy) [07-29] - indie folk [***]
  • Flower-Corsano Duo: Halcyon (VHF)
  • Flowerovolve: A Mosh Pit in the Clouds (-EP) [11-10]
  • Lannie Flowers: Flavor of the Month ()
  • Flowertruck: Partly Cloudy (Spunk/Virgin) [09-02]
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Love Songs (Relative Pitch) [06-10] - jazz
  • Flume: Palaces (Future Classic/Transgressive) [05-20]
  • Wolfgang Flur: Magazine 1 (Cherry Red) [03-04] - Krautrok [***]
  • Fly Anakin: Frank (Lex) [03-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Flying Luttenbachers: Terror Iridescence (ugExplode) [04-08] - jazz
  • FM: Thirteen ()
  • Foals: Life Is Yours (Warner) [06-17] [*]
  • Focalistic: Ghetto Gospel (18 Area Holdings) [11-18] - amapiano [***]
  • Folly Group: Human and Kind (Technicolour -EP) [03-25]
  • Robert Lester Folsom: Sunshine Only Sometimes: Archives Vol 2: 1972-1975 (Anthology) [11-11]
  • Jean-Marc Foltz & Stephan Oliva: Indigo () - jazz
  • Fontaines DC: Skinty Fia (Partisan) [04-22] - post-punk [*]
  • Fooks Nihil: Tranquility (Unique)
  • Foot: You Are Weightless (Paul Holden)
  • FOQL: Wehikul () [09-08]
  • Steve Forbert: Moving Through America () [05-13]
  • Ricky Ford: The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford: Paul's Scene (Whaling City Sound) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Forenzics: Shades and Echoes () [02-04]
  • Forest Chorus: Forest Chorus (Orenda) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Forests: Get in Losers, We're Going to Eternal Damnation () [04-01] - pop punk
  • Michael Formanek Drome Trio: Were We Where We Were (Circular File) [03-18] - jazz
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Other Zones (Circular File) [09-02] - jazz
  • Carla dal Forno: Come Around (Kallista) [11-04] - minimal wave
  • Chris Forsyth: Evolution Here We Come (No Quarter) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Keeley Forsyth: Limbs (The Leaf Label) [02-25] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Kevin Fort: Perspectives (Jerujazz) - jazz
  • Fort Romeau: Beings of Light (Ghostly International) [02-11] - deep house
  • Manel Fortia: Despertar (Segell Microscopi) [05-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Al Foster: Reflections (Smoke Sessions) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Josephine Foster: Godmother (Fire) [01-28] - freak folk
  • Matt Foster: True Needs () [10-26]
  • Ronnie Foster: Reboot (Blue Note) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Foushee: Softcore (RCA) [11-18] - punk
  • Lancey Foux: Life in Hell () [10-28] - alt r&b
  • Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade (Mahakala Music) [03-21] - jazz [**]
  • Chad Fowler/Matthew Shipp: Old Stories (Mahakala Music -2CD) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Thinking Unthinking (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/Ivo Perelman/Zoh Amba/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Steve Hirsh: Alien Skin (Mahakala Music) [11-11] - jazz [A-]
  • The Grace Fox Big Band: Eleven O Seven (Next Level/Blue Collar) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Rodger Fox Big Band: Reimagined! The Roger Fox Big Band Plays Sir Dave Dobbyn (T-Bones) - jazz
  • Fox Green: Holy Souls (self-released) [09-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Foxes: The Kick (PIAS) [02-11] - dance pop [*]
  • Foxtails: Fawn (Skeletal Lightning) [01-14] - screamo
  • Foxy Shazam: The Heart Behead You () [02-14] - rock
  • Fractal Sextet: Fractal Sextet (Alchemy) [09-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Nils Frahm: Old Friends New Friends (Leiter -21) [2021-12-03] - ambient
  • Nils Frahm: Music for Animals (Leiter) [09-23] -
  • Aoife Nessa Frances: Protector (Partisan) [10-28]
  • David Francis: Sings Songs of the Twenties (Blujazz -EP) [04-23] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Carlos Franzetti Trio: In the Wee Small Hours (Sunnyside) [01-28] - jazz
  • Dylan Fraser: 2030 Revolution (-EP) [08-19]
  • Freakons: Freakons (Fluff & Gravy) [03-25] - folk [A-]
  • Free Form Funky Freqs: Hymn of the 3rd Galaxy (Ropeadope) [08-12] - jazz [*]
  • Fred Again: Actual Life (January 1-September 9 2022) (Atlantic) [10-28] - UK garage [*]
  • George Freeman: Everybody Say Yeah! (Southport) - jazz
  • Jemma Freeman & the Cosmic Something: Miffed (Trapped Animal) [11-25]
  • Fresh: Raise Hell (Specialist Subject/Get Better) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Fresh Pepper: Fresh Pepper (Telephone Explosion) [06-17]
  • Paolo Fresu/Dino Rubino/Marco Bardoscia/Daniele Di Bonaventura: Ferlinghetti (Tuk Music) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Jurg Frey: Reinier Van Houdt: Lieues D'Ombres (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Erik Friedlander: A Queen's Firefly (Skipstone) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Maia Friedman: Under the New Light (Last Gang) [03-11]
  • David Friend & Jerome Begin: Post- (New Amsterdam) [03-25] - classical [*]
  • Friends of Hell: Friends of Hell (Rise Above) [03-18] - metal
  • Friendship: Love the Stranger (Merge) [07-29] - alt-country
  • Bill Frisell: Four (Blue Note) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew Fries: Lost Time (Xcappa) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Frog Eyes: The Bees (Paper Bag) [04-29]
  • The Front Bottoms: Theresa (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [09-02] - alt/indie
  • Frontperson: Parade (Oscar Street) [04-29]
  • Fucked Up: Oberon (Tankcrimes -EP) [10-07] - post-hardcore
  • Satoko Fujii: Hajimeru (Libra -21) [2021-11-06] - jazz [*]
  • Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda: Thread of Light (FSR) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Bokyaku (Libra) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • Satoko Fujii: Hyaku: One Hundred Dreams (Libra) [12-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Dai Fujikura/Jan Bang: The Bow Maker (Punkt) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Fujiya & Miyagi: Slight Variations (Impossible Objects of Desire) [09-30] - alt dance
  • Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double: March (Firehouse 12) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Yuko Fujiyama/Graham Haynes/Ikue Mori: Quiet Passion (Intakt) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • John Fullbright: The Liar (Blue Dirt/Thirty Tigers) [09-30] - country [**]
  • Fulu Miziki: Ngbaka EP (Moshi Moshi -EP) [02-18] - African [A-]
  • Funeral Chic: Roman Candle (Prosthetic) [07-29]
  • Anthony Fung: What Does It Mean to Be Free? (self-released) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Furis Ignis: Decapitate the Aging World () [01-14]
  • Ezra Furman: All of Us Flames (Anti-) [08-26] - indie rock [***]
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell: Good and Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Joel Futterman/Steve Hirsh: Warp & Weft (Mahakala Music -2CD -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Futterman: Intervals II (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-19] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler: Timeless Moments (Mahakala Music) [01-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joel Futterman/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: Ebb & Flow (Mahakala Music -2CD) [03-25] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman/William Parker/Chad Fowler/Steve Hirsh: The Deep (Mahakala Music) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Future: I Never Liked You (Epic/Freebandz) [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Future Teens: Self Help () [09-23]
  • Fuubutsushi: Yamawarau (Cached Media) [05-07] - jazz
  • Fuubutsushi: Birthingbodies EP ()
  • Sean Fyfe Quartet: Late Night (Cellar) - jazz
  • Alex G: God Save the Animals (Domino) [09-23] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Becky G: Esquemas (Kemosabe/RCA) [05-13] - reggaeton [***]
  • Kenny G: New Standards (Concord Jazz -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz
  • G36 (The Bug) vs JK Flesh: Disintegration Dubs ()
  • Denis Gabel: The Good Spirits Part 2 (Mons) - jazz
  • Charlie Gabriel: Eighty Nine (Sub Pop) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • Gabriels: Angels & Queens Part 1 (Atlas Artists/Parlophone) [09-30] - r&b [**]
  • Steve Gadd/Eddie Gomez/Ronnie Cuber: Center Stage (Leopard) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Gaerea: Mirage (Season of Mist) [09-23] - metal
  • Diamanda Galas: Broken Gargoyles (Intravenal Sound Operations) [08-26]
  • Galaxian: We Are Power ()
  • Galio DJ: Quibuala ()
  • Nicolle Galyon: Firstborn () [07-22]
  • The Game: Drillmatic: Heart vs Mind (Virgin/100 Entertainment) [08-12] - hip-hop
  • Runhild Gammelsaeter & Lasse Marhaug: Higgs Boson (Ideologic Organ) [08-19] - jazz [*]
  • Moktar Gania & Gwana Soul: Gwana Soul (MusjoMusic/Nuits d'Afrique) - gnawa [***]
  • Miha Gantar: Introducing (Clean Feed -5CD) [06-17] - jazz
  • Helen Ganya: Polish the Machine (Bella Union) [11-18]
  • Noah Garabedian: Consider the Stars Beneath Us (Outside In Music) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner: Bach: St John Passion (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-04] - baroque
  • Marie-Laure Garnier/arie Perbost/Aude Extremo/Nikola Nikolov/Xavier Phillips/Heloise Luzzati/David Kadouch/Celia Oneto Bensaid/Marie Vermeulin/Constance Luzzati/Quatuor Hermes/Orchestre National Avignon-Provence/Debora W: Charlotte Sohy: Compositrice de la Belle Epoque (La Boite a Pepites -3CD) [11-04] - classical
  • Gas: Der Lange Marsch (Kompakt -21) [2021-12-03] - electronic [*]
  • Julien Gasc: Re Eff () [09-23]
  • (G)I-Dle: I Never Die (Cube Entertainment) [03-14] - K-pop
  • Lukas Gabric Quartet: Double Standard (Alessa) [03-03] - jazz
  • Charlie Gabriel: Eighty-Nine (Sub Pop) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • James Gaiters Soul Revival: Understanding Reimagined (self-released) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Eric Gales: Crown (Provogue) [01-28]
  • Liam Gallagher: C'mon You Know (Warner) [05-27] [*]
  • Tony Gallardo: Selected Works ()
  • Asher Gamedze With Xristian Espinoza and Alan Bishop: Out Side Work: Two Duets (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Gandelsman: This Is America: An Anthology (Circle)
  • Gang of Youths: Angel in Realtime (Warner) [02-25] - indie rock [*]
  • The Garbage & the Flowers: Cinnamon Sea (Fire -EP) [05-13]
  • Gabi Garbutt & the Illuminations: Cockerel (self-released) [05-20]
  • Xavier Garcia & Lionel Marchetti: Symphonie (Stellage)
  • Jacob Garchik: Assembly (Yestereve) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Laszlo Gardony: Close Connection (Sunnyside) [12-02] - jazz [**]
  • Melody Gardot/Philippe Powell: Entre Eux Deux () [05-20] - vocal jazz
  • Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy: Between the Bullet and the Front Sight, Casting Lots ()
  • Martin Garrix: Sentio ()
  • Giacomo Gates: You (Savant) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • The Gathering: Beautiful Distortion (Psychonaut) [04-29]
  • Gato Libre: Sleeping Cat (Libra) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Stephen Gauci/Joe Hertenstein Featuring Alexander von Schlippenbach & Jan Roder: Soundlift Berlin-New York (GauciMusic) - jazz
  • Stephen Gauci/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Francisco Mela: Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic) [11-04] - jazz
  • Mary Gauthier: Dark Enough to See the Stars (In the Black/Thirty Tigers) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Gav & Jord: Writings Ov Tomato ()
  • Dana Gavanski: When It Comes (Flemish Eye) [04-29]
  • Ben LaMar Gay: Certain Reveries (International Anthem) [11-11] - jazz [***]
  • Gaye Su Akyol: Anadolu Ejderi (Glitterbeat)
  • Sara Gazarek: Vanity (MRI) [10-31] - vocal jazz
  • Amerigo Gazaway: The Coolout Corner (Summer Mixtape) (self-released)
  • Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru: Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru (self-released) [07-01] -
  • Grant Geissman: Blooz (MESA/Bluemoon) [08-19] - jazz
  • Sam Gellaitry: VF Vol II () [09-23] - indietronica
  • Sam Gendel + Antonia Cytrynowicz: Live a Little (Psychic Hotline) [05-13] - nu jazz
  • Sam Gendel: Blueblue (Leaving) [10-14] - jazz
  • Sam Gendel: Cicada Lite: Live in Texas (Unseen Worlds) [07-29] - jazz
  • Alyssa Gengos: Mechanical Sweetness (EggHunt) [02-25]
  • M Geddes Gengras: Expressed, I Noticed Silence (Hausu Mountain) [07-15]
  • Leo Genovese: Ritual (577) [03-04] - jazz
  • The Gentle Cycle: Landslide Eyes () [03-22]
  • Gentle Sinners: These Actions Cannot Be Undone (Rock Action) [05-13]
  • Gently Tender: Take Hold of Your Promise! ()
  • Camilla George: Ibio-Ibio (Ever)
  • Nico Georis: Desert Mirror EP (Leaving -EP) - ambient
  • AO Gerber: Meet Me at the Gloaming (Hand in Hive/Father/Daughter) [10-14] - indie folk
  • Gewandhausorchester/Andris Nelsons: Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 1 & 5/Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod (Deutsche Grammophon) [02-11] - classical
  • Gewandhausorchester/Herbert Blomstedt: Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 Unfinished & 9 Great (Deutsche Grammophon) [07-14] - classical
  • Naama Gheber: Old Mother Hubbard (Sassy's in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Naama Gheber: You're Driving Me Crazy (Sassy's in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Naama Gheber: Dream Dancing (Sassy's in Town -SP) - jazz
  • Naama Gheber: If I Knew Then (Sassy's Back in Town -SP) - vocal jazz
  • Arun Ghosh: Seclused in Light (Camoci -2CD) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Ghost: Impera (Loma Vista) [03-11] - glam metal [B-]
  • Ghost Funk Orchestra: A New Kind of Love (Colemine) [10-28]
  • Ghost Power: Ghost Power (Duophonic) [04-29]
  • Ghost Woman: Ghost Woman (Full Time Hobby) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Ghostly Kisses: Heaven, Wait () [01-28] - art pop
  • Ghoulies: Halloween Special Vol 1 () [10-31]
  • Ghum: Bitter () [06-17]
  • Gi Gi: Sunchoke () [08-03] - ambient dub
  • Freddie Gibbs: $oul $old $eparately (Warner/ESGN) [09-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Marshall Gilkes: Cyclic Journey (Alternate Side) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Eliza Gilkyson: Songs From the River Wind (Howlin' Dog) [01-14]
  • Ruby Gill: I'm Gonna Die With This Frown on My Face () [09-02]
  • Tania Gill Quartet: Disappearing Curiosities (self) - jazz
  • Gilla Band: Most Normal (Rough Trade) [10-07] - noise rock [B]
  • Amos Gillespie: Unstructured Time (self-released) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Scout Gillett: No Roof No Floor (Captured Tracks) [10-28]
  • James Gilmore: Decorating Time (Ears & Eyes -21) - jazz
  • Gimp Fist: Unification ()
  • Giraffes? Giraffes!: Death Breath (self-released)
  • Girl Ultra: El Sur () [04-29]
  • Girlpool: Forgiveness (Anti-) [04-29] - indie pop [B]
  • Girlpuppy: When I'm Alone (Royal Mountain) [10-28] - indie rock
  • Girls' Generation: Forever 1 (SM Entertainment) [08-05] - K-pop
  • Girls in Synthesis: The Rest Is Distraction () [10-14] - post-punk
  • Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch and David Murray: See You Out There (Intakt) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Parker Gispert: Golden Years (New West) [09-02]
  • Giuda: Live at Punk Rock Raduno ()
  • Giveon: Give or Take (Epic) [06-24] - r&b
  • Glacier Veins: Lunar Reflections () [03-11]
  • Gladie: Don't Know What You're in Until You're Out ()
  • Robert Glasper: Black Radio III (Loma Vista) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Robert Glasper: Black Radio III [Supreme Edition] () [10-14] - jazz
  • Alice Glass: Prey//IV (Eating Glass) [02-16] - electropop
  • Glass Hammer: At the Gate (Glass Hammer)
  • Glass Museum: Reflet (Sbdan) [04-29] - jazz
  • GloRilla: Any ways, Life's Great . . . (Universal/CMG) [11-11] - hip-hop
  • Gnod: Hexen Valley (Rocket) [04-01]
  • Goat: Oh Death (Rocket) [10-21]
  • Goatwhore: Angels Hung From the Arches of Heaven (Metal Blade) [10-07] - metal
  • Godeater: Vespera () [09-30] - deathcore
  • The Godfathers: Alpha Beta Gamma Delta ()
  • GoGo Penguin: Between Two Waves (XXIM -EP) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gogol Bordello: Solidaritine (Cooking Vinyl) [09-16] - gypsy-punk [A-]
  • Lincoln Goines: The Art of the Bass Choir (Origin) [10-21] - jazz [*]
  • Gold Dust: The Late Great Gold Dust (Centripetal Force)
  • Gold Panda: The Work (City Slang) [11-11] - ambient
  • The Golden Age of Wrestling: Crossface Chicken Wing () [02-25]
  • Golden Brown: Luminous () [04-08]
  • Goldfinger: Never Look Back (Deluxe) (Big Noise Music Group) [08-05]
  • Binker Golding: Dream of a Dogwood Wild Boy (Gearbox) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (Smoke Sessions) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Goletz: A New Light (Consolidated Artists Productions -21) - jazz
  • Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Perpetual Pendulum (Smoke Sessions) [03-25] - jazz
  • Golgothan: Leech (Lacerated Enemy) - death metal
  • Vinny Golia/Bernard Santacruz/Cristiano Calcagnile: To Live and Breathe (Dark Tree) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Mac Gollehon: The End Is the Beginning (Nefarious Industries) - jazz
  • Phillip Golub: Filters (Greyfade) [10-28]
  • Valentina Goncharova: Ocean: Symphony for Electric Violin and Other Instruments in 10+ Parts () [05-16]
  • Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (The Vital Record) [02-04] - African [A]
  • Wesley Gonzalez: Wax Limousine (Moshi Moshi) [03-18]
  • Goo Goo Dolls: Chaos in Bloom (Warner) [08-12]
  • The Good Ones: Rwanda . . . You See Ghosts, I See Sky (Six Degrees) [04-08]
  • SG Goodman: Teeth Marks (Verve Forecast) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Goodnight Louisa: Human Danger () [01-21] - electropop
  • Goon: Hour of Green Evening () [07-15] - indie rock
  • Goose: Dripfield ()
  • Emilio Gordoa/Don Malfon/John Edwards/Dag Magnus Narvesen: Substantial Myths (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-24] - jazz
  • Matt Gordy Jazz Tonite Sextet: Be With Me (self) - jazz
  • Gospel: The Loser (Dog Knights Productions) [05-13] - prog rock
  • Goss: I Feel Like Planet Earth (Universal Music) [02-25]
  • Onno Govaert + Martina Verhoeven/Dirk Serries: Twofold (A New Wave of Jazz) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Goyo: En Letra De Otro () [02-24]
  • Forbes Graham/Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Kresten Osgood: Water Lilies (Driff) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Forbes Graham: Another Day, Another Vector (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Magnus Granberg: Night Will Fade and Fall Apart (Thanatosis) - jazz
  • Magnus Granberg: How Lonely Sits the City? (Version for Quartet) (Meenna) - jazz
  • Grandamme: Holy Mountain (Def Presse) [09-30]
  • Granular Bastards: Tacit Ground (Discordian -21) - jazz
  • Darrell Grant: The New Black (Lair Hill) - jazz
  • Darrell Grant: Live at Birdland (Lair Hill) [07-08] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grasso: Be-Bop! (Sony Masterworks) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Cameron Graves: Live From the Seven Spheres (Mack Avenue) [04-08] - jazz [B-]
  • Micah Graves: Pawns (self-released) [02-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Conan Gray: Superache (Republic) [06-24] - pop rock
  • Gracie Gray: Anna () [02-04]
  • Saya Gray: 19 Masters (Dirty Hit) [06-09] - indie folk
  • Grave Infestation: Persecutionof the Living (Invictus Productions) - death metal
  • Graywave: Rebirth (Church Road -EP) [06-24]
  • Gordon Grdina: The Music of Tim Berne: Oddly Enough (Attaboygirl) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina's Haram With Marc Ribot: Night's Quietest Hour (Attaboygirl) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias/Matthew Shipp: Pathways (Attaboygirl) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio: Boiling Point (Astral Spirits) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Great American Ghost: Torture World (-EP) [01-20]
  • Great Lakes: Contenders (HHBTM) [02-04]
  • Great Looks: Bummer Year ()
  • Greber: Fright Without () [09-09]
  • Anthony Green: Boom. Done. () [07-22]
  • Dave Green Trio + Evan Parker: Raise Four (Trio) - jazz
  • Pat Green: Miles and Miles of You (Pat Green Music) [08-26] - country
  • Phoebe Green: Lucky Me (Chess Club) [08-19] - indie pop [**]
  • Tim Green: Eastbound Silhouettes ()
  • David Greenberger & the Waldameer Players: Today! (Pel Pel) [07-22] - spoken word [A-]
  • William Clark Green: Baker Hotel (Bill Grease) [03-25] - country
  • Chris Greene Quartet: PlaySpace 2: Play Harder (Single Malt) - jazz
  • Diunna Greenleaf: I Ain't Playin' (Little Village) - blues
  • Katie Alice Greer: Barbarism (FourFour) [06-24]
  • Greet Death: New Low () [06-24] - slowcore
  • David Vito Gregoli and Ricky Kej: Wild Monsson (self-released)
  • John Gregorius: In Awe (Spotted Peccary)
  • Greta: Forever We'll Be Dancing () [02-04]
  • Grey Daze: The Phoenix (Loma Vista) [06-17]
  • Greyhaven: This Bright and Beautiful World (Rude/Equal Vision) [04-15] - metalcore
  • Yam Grier: Zyah Belle () - r&b
  • Charlie Griffiths: Tiktaalika (InsideOut) [06-17]
  • Asmik Grigorian & Lukas Geniusas: Rachmaninov: Dissonance (Alpha) [03-25] - classical
  • Grim Streaker: Mind (-EP) [03-04]
  • Grim104: Imperium ()
  • Alexandra Grimal: Refuge (Relative Pitch) [06-17] - jazz
  • Rachel Grimes: The Blue Hour () [10-14]
  • Tee Grizzley: Half Tee Half Beast (Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) [04-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Tee Grizzley: Chapters of the Trenches (Grizzley Gang/300 Entertainment) [10-14] - hip-hop
  • Michael Grossman/Jai Morris-Smith: Curious Music (Research/Astral Spirits) [04-08] - jazz [B]
  • Group Listening: Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2 (Prah) [01-28]
  • David Grubbs & Jan St Werner: Translation From Unspecified () [05-20]
  • Katarina Gryvul: Tysha (Standard Deviation)
  • Gudsforladt: Friendship, Love & War ()
  • Guerilla Toss: Famously Alive (Sub Pop) [03-25] - noise pop
  • Ghais Guevara: May Ur Melanin Shield U From Ragnarok (self-released -EP -20) [2020-12-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ghais Guevara: Black Bolshevik (self-released -EP -21) [2021-04-17] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ghais Guevara: There Will Be No Super-Slave (self-released) [07-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • The Guidance: This Is Now () [01-14]
  • Guided by Voices: Crystal Nuns Cathedral (GBV) [03-04] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: Tremblers and Goggles by Rank (Rockathon) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Joy Guidry: Radical Acceptance (Whited Sepulchre) [02-04] [**]
  • Mark Guiliana: Music for Doing (Colorfield) - jazz
  • Mark Guiliana: The Sound of Listening (Edition) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Guillotine Crowns: Hills to Die On () [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Guitarricadelafuente: La Cantera () [05-06] - flamenco
  • Gunna: DS4EVER (YSL/300 Entertainment) [01-07] - trap [**]
  • Gabe Gurnsey: Diablo (Phantasy Sound) [09-09]
  • Mats Gustafsson & Nu Ensemble: Hidros 8: Heal (Trost) [11-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Mats Gustafsson & Nu Ensemble: Archival Series 002 (self-released) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson/Tony Lugo: Vertical (Superpang) - jazz
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio: Opening (ECM) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • Robin Guthrie: Springtime (Soleil Apres Minuit -EP) [01-04] - post-rock
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Don't Lie (RCA/Silvertone) [09-30] - blues [***]
  • Gwar: The New Dark Ages (Pit) [06-03] - metal
  • Gwenno: Tresor (Heavenly) [07-01] [*]
  • Gyasi: Pronounced Jah-See (Alive Naturalsound)
  • Caity Gyorgy: Featuring () - jazz
  • HAAi: Baby, We're Ascending (Mute) [05-27]
  • Haavard: Haavard () [11-11] - folk
  • Michael Hackett/Tim Coffman Sextet: Western Skies (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Cerys Hafana: Edyf ()
  • Hagan: Textures () [10-07] - amapiano
  • Sammy Hagar and the Circle: Crazy Times (Sammy Hagar) [09-30]
  • Nina Hagen: Unity (Gronland) [12-09]
  • Robert Haigh: Human Remains (Unseen Worlds) - 03-18
  • Luke Haines & Peter Buck: All the Kids Are Super Bummed Out (Cherry Red) [10-28]
  • Keiji Haino: My Lord Music, I Most Humbly Beg Your Indulgence in the Hope That You Will Do Me the Honour of Permitting This Seed Called Keiji Haino to Be Planted Within You (Purple Tap/Black Editions) [03-14] - jazz [*]
  • Haiyti: I Laugh Myself Dead ()
  • Nick Hakim: Cometa (ATO) [10-21]
  • Halestorm: Back From the Dead (Atlantic) [05-06] - metal
  • Half Man Half Biscuit: The Voltarol Years (RM Qualtrough) [02-25]
  • Jimmy Hall: Ready Now () [09-16]
  • Keith Hall: Made in Kalamazoo: Trios and Duos (Zoom Out) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Lani Hall: Seasons of Love (Herb Alpert Presents) - jazz
  • Matt Hall: I Hope to My Never (Summit) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • Nathan Hall & the Sinister Locals: Golden Fleece (Hip Rep)
  • Hallelujah the Hills: The Music of the Beatles as Channeled in 1958 by the Echo Lake Home for the Potentially Clairvoyant (Hallelujah the Hills) [04-01] [*]
  • Rich Halley/Dan Clucas/Clyde Reed/Carson Halley: Boomslang (Pine Eagle -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Charlie Halloran: The Alcoa Sessions (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • The Halo Effect: Days of the Lost (Nuclear Blast) [08-12] - metal
  • Matthew Halsall: The Temple Within (Gondwana -EP) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis (Nonesuch) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Halvorson: Belladonna (Nonesuch) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: Stand Art (Nonesuch) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Annie Hamilton: The Future Is Here but It Feels Kinda Like the Past () [05-20]
  • Scott Hamilton: Classics (Stunt) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Hammered Hulls: Careening (Dischord) [10-28] - punk
  • Kirk Hammett: Portals (Blackened -EP) [04-23] - metal
  • HamsandwicH: Magnify () [09-30]
  • Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna (Mack Avenue) [09-23] - jazz [*]
  • Daigo Hanada: Satori (Moderna) [03-04]
  • The Hanging Stars: Hollow Heart (Loose) [03-25]
  • Hanging the Nihilist: Prophetic Blasphemy (Prime Collective) [ 06-03]
  • Darren Hanlon: Life Tax ()
  • Inger Hannisdal: North South East West (Jazzland) [10-28] - jazz
  • Hard Bop Messengers: Live at the Last Hotel (Pacific Coast Jazz) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Hard Rubber Orchestra: Iguana (Redshift) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Aldous Harding: Warm Chris (4AD) [03-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Scott Hardware: Ballad of a Tryhard (Telephone Explosion) [03-04]
  • Haress: Ghosts () [05-13]
  • Harkin: Honeymoon Suite (Hand Mirror) [06-17]
  • The Harlem Gospel Travelers: Look Up! (Colemine) [09-16] - gospel
  • Jack Harlow: Come Home the Kids Miss You (Generation Now/Warner) [05-06] - pop rap
  • Georgia Harmer: Stay in Touch (Arts & Crafts) [04-22]
  • Brian Harnetty: Words & Silences ()
  • Rabii Harnourne & VB Kuhl: Gnawa Electric Laune II ()
  • Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance (Chrysalis) [07-22] - blues [**]
  • Clay Harper: They'll Never Miss a Five (Clay Harper Music) [03-07] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Darryl Harper: Chamber Made (Stricker Street) [10-28] - jazz [*]
  • Honey Harper: Honey Harper & the Infinite Sky (ATO) [10-28]
  • Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2 (Columbia) [08-05] - electronic [***]
  • Craig Harris: Managing the Mask (Aquastra) [06-09] - jazz [**]
  • Zacc Harris Group: Small Wonders (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants (Lateralize -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Hartl: Tales From the Plague (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Paula Hartmann: Nie Verliebt ()
  • Jennifer Hartswick: Something in the Water (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra: Smash! (Next Level) [06-17] - jazz [B]
  • Victor Haskins: Ikigai (self-released) - jazz
  • Jimmy Haslip: ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Samuel Hasselhorn/Joseph Middleton: Schuert: Glaube, Hoffnung, Liebe (Harmonia Mundi) [05-06] - classical
  • Hatchie: Giving the World Away (Secretly Canadian) [04-22] - dream pop [**]
  • Hater: Sincere (Fire) [05-06]
  • Hath: All That Was Promised (Willowtip) [03-04] - black metal
  • Hatriot: The Vale of Shadows (Massacre) [07-22]
  • Haunt: Windows of Your Heart (Iron Grip) [07-14] - metal
  • The Haunted Youth: Dawn of the Freak (Mayway) [11-04]
  • Haunter: Discarnate Ails (Profound Lore) [05-06] - metal
  • Kate Havnevik: Lightship (Continentica) [01-21]
  • Hawa: Hadja Bangoura (4AD) [11-04]
  • Maya Hawke: Moss (Mom + Pop) [09-23] - folk pop
  • Alexander Hawkins/Mirror Canon: Break a Vase (Intakt) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Colin Hay: Now and the Evermore (Compass) [03-18]
  • Darren Hayes: Homosexual (Powdered Sugar) [10-07]
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff: The Album (Monument) [01-21] - country [B]
  • Kevin Hays/Bill Stewart: American Ballad (RGT) [06-27] - jazz
  • Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Dear Scott (Modern Sky UK) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • The Headhunters: Speakers in the House (Ropeadope) [11-04]
  • Thomas Headon: Victoria (Such a Good Company -EP) [03-11]
  • Healing Potpourri: Paradise ()
  • Health: Disco 4 :: Part II (Loma Vista) [04-08] - electro-industrial
  • Heart of the Ghost: Summons (No Quarter) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • HEAT: Force Majeure ()
  • James Heather: Invisible Forces (Ahead of Our Time) [04-22]
  • Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott: N.K-Pop (EMI) [10-07] - pop/rock [***]
  • Heaven for Real: Energy Bar (Mint) [09-16] - indie rock
  • The Heavy Heavy: Life and Life Only (-EP) [06-01]
  • John Hebert: Sounds of Love (Sunnyside) [01-14] - jazz [***]
  • Joshua Hedley: Neon Blue (New West) [04-22] - country [**]
  • Hegge: Beyond Your Wildest Streams (Particular) [02-18] - jazz
  • Tim Heidecker: High School (Spacebomb) [06-24]
  • Heidrunna: Melodramatic () [04-21]
  • Elliah Heifetz: First Generation American (self-released) [04-01]
  • Heilung: Drif (Season of Mist) [08-19] - dark folk
  • Heith: X, Wheel ()
  • Hekla: Xiuxiuejar (Phantom Limb)
  • Gilad Hekselman: Far Star (Edition) [05-13] - jazz
  • Lande Hekt: House Without a View () [09-23] - indie pop
  • Sven Helbig: Skills () [02-04]
  • The Hellacopters: Eyes of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast) [04-01] - hard rock
  • Hellbound Glory: The Immortal Hellbound Glory: Nobody Knows You (Black Country) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Helms Alee: Keep This Be the Way (Sargent House) [04-29]
  • Helpless: Caged in Gold (Church Road) [03-25] - mathcore
  • David Helpling: In (Spotted Peccary)
  • Helven: Volume 1 (-EP) [01-14]
  • Gerry Hemingway: Afterlife (Auricle) [11-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Samm Henshaw: Untidy Soul (Dorm Seven/AWAL) [01-28] - r&b
  • Hercules & Love Affair: In Amber (Skint/BMG) [06-17] [B]
  • Maximilian Hering: Nostalgia (Klangraum) [01-07] - jazz
  • Heriot: Profound Morality (Church Road -EP) [04-29] - sludge metal
  • Marina Herlop: Pripyat (Pan) [05-20] - glitch pop [*]
  • Yaron Herman: Alma () - jazz
  • Hermanos Gutierrez: El Bueno Y El Malo (Easy Eye Sound) - jazz
  • Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre: Vision (Ovation) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: LeAutoRoiOgraphy (577) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Fred Hersch: Breath by Breath (Palmetto) [01-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Mingus (Savant) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Mari Herzer: Cheia () -
  • Richard X Heyman: 67,000 Miles an Album () [10-21] - alt rock
  • Lauran Hibberd: Garageband Superstar ( Virgin) [08-19] - alt-pop [***]
  • Charlie Hickey: Nervous at Night (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) [05-20]
  • Hickeys: Fragile Structure (self-released) [09-16] - indie pop [**]
  • DeShawn Hickman With Charlie Hunter: Drums, Roots & Steel (The Little Village Foundation) - jazz
  • Dylan Hicks & Small Screens: Airport Sparrows (Soft Launch) [09-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • High Command: Eclipse of the Dual Moons (Southern Lord) [11-25] - metal
  • High Pulp: Pursuit of Ends (Anti-) [04-15]
  • High Vis: Blending (Dais) [09-30]
  • Utada Hikaru: BAD Mode (Epic) [01-19] - art pop
  • Marian Hill: Why Can't We Just Pretend? () [04-13]
  • Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited (Edition) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Veda Hille: Beach Practice ()
  • Lisa Hilton: Life Is Beautiful (Ruby Slippers) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Lisa Hilton: Paradise Cave (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Hilyard: A Wake in Shadows (Stereoscenic)
  • Hippo Campus: LP3 (Grand Jury) [02-04] - indie pop [**]
  • Art Hirahara: Ascent (Posi-Tone -EP) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Art Hirahara: Verdant Valley (Posi-Tone) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Hirsh/Zoh Amba/Luke Stewart: An Unlikely Place (Mahakala Music) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • Olli Hirvonen: Kielo (Ropeadope) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Hissing: Hypervirulence Architecture (Profound Lore) [07-15] - metal
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Shufflemania (self-released) [10-21]
  • HiTech: HiTech (FXHE) [09-02] - hip-hop
  • Ho99o9: Skin ( DTA) [03-11] - digital hardcore
  • Ari Hoenig Trio: Golden Treasures (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People (Know You Know) [02-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra: Conspiracy (Mons) - jazz
  • Will Hoge: Wings on My Shoes ()
  • David Hohme: Where My Heart Is Vol 4 ()
  • Jasper Hoiby/Planet B: What It Means to Be Human (Edition) [09-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Robin Holcomb: One Way or Another, Vol 1 (Songlines) [10-14] - jazz
  • Sigurd Hole: Roraima (self) - jazz
  • Patrick Holland: You're the Boss (Sinderlyn/Next Door) [07-29] - bedroom pop
  • Freya Josephine Hollick: The Real World () [09-30]
  • Hollywood Undead: Hotel Kalifornia (BMG) [08-12] - metalcore
  • Holy Coves: Druids and Bards () [10-14]
  • Holy Fawn: Dimensional Bleed (Wax Bodega/Triple Crown) [09-09] - post-metal
  • Rick Holmstrom: Get It! (LuEllie) [03-04]
  • Mike Holober & Balancing Act: Don't Let Go (Sunnyside) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Holodrum: Holodrum () [02-25]
  • Home Counties: In a Middle English Town (Alcopop! -EP) [02-11]
  • Homeboy Sandman: There in Spirit (Mello Music Group -EP) [02-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Homeboy Sandman: I Can't Sell These (self-released) [06-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Homeboy Sandman: Still Champion (self-released) [11-11] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic (Classic) [11-18] - house [***]
  • Honeyglaze: Honeyglaze (Speedy Wunderground/Heist or Hit) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Straight Ahead: The Honolulu Jazz Quartet Turns 20 (HJQ) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Hoodoo Gurus: Chariots of the Gods (Big Time/EMI) [03-11]
  • Hook: From, Hook () [01-23] - cloud rap
  • Jesca Hoop: Order of Romance (Memphis Industries) [09-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Hooveriii: A Round of Applause (The Reverberation Appreciation Society) [07-29]
  • Horn: Verzet (Black Metal) [05-17] - black metal
  • Jana Horn: Optimism (No Quarter) [01-21] - indie folk
  • Bruce Hornsby: 'Flicted (Zappo) - jazz
  • Horrid1 & Sav'o: Violent Siblings () [01-14]
  • Horse Jumper of Love: Natural Part (Run for Cover) [06-17]
  • Horse Lords: Comradely Objects (RVNG Intl) [11-04] - experimental rock [***]
  • Horsegirl: Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) [06-03] - indie rock [*]
  • Hot Chip: Freakout/Release (Domino) [08-19] - electropop [*]
  • Hot Milk: The King and Queen of Gasoline (Music for Nations -EP) [08-05]
  • Hot Water Music: Feel the Void (Equal Vision/End Hits) [03-18]
  • The House of Love: A State of Grace (Cherry Red) [09-16]
  • Housekeys: Exploded Views (Slow Echo)
  • Billy Howerdel: What Normal Was (Rise) [08-09] - alt rock
  • Elaine Howley: The Distance Between Heart and Mouth (Touch Sensitive) [08-12]
  • Reid Hoyson: Your Move (self) - jazz
  • HTRK: Death Is a Dream () [04-29] - ambient pop
  • The HU: Rumble of Thunder (Better Noise Music) [09-02]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (Big Machine) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar (Warp) [08-12] - future bass [*]
  • Warren Hue: Boy of the Year (88rising) [07-29]
  • Fana Hues: Flora + Fana () [03-25] - r&b
  • Jack Hues & the Quartet: Epigonal Quark (Dawn Chorus)
  • Hugar: Rift (XXIM) [01-21]
  • The Howard Hughes Suite: High & Lonesome (self-released) - jazz
  • Hugjiltu: Cycle (Dusty Ballz) - jazz
  • Hulder: The Eternal Fanfare (20 Buck Spin -EP) [07-01] - metal
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet: The Next Door (ECM) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Humphrey: The Voice of Clark Terry (Phreydom Music) - jazz
  • M Huncho: Chasing Euphoria () [05-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Johnny Hunter: Want () [06-24]
  • Hunting: You've Got Love (But It Even Tears You Apart) (Nevado) [11-11]
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter -21) [2021-12-10] - folk [**]
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: Life on Earth (Nonesuch) [02-18] - prog folk [***]
  • Shirley Hurt: Shirley Hurt (Telephone Explosion) [12-02]
  • Hush & Bobby J From Rockaway: 7182313 () [06-28] - hip-hop
  • Christian Lee Hutson: Quitters (Anti-) [04-01]
  • Jenny Hval: Classic Objects (4AD) [03-11] - art pop [**]
  • Jason Kao Hwang/JA Deane [Dino Duo]: Uncharted Faith (Tone Science Music/Blue Coast Music) [10-01] - jazz [**]
  • Hyd: Clearing (PC Music) [11-11] - electropop
  • Hypaphonik: Altair () [03-25]
  • Hyper.Object: Inter.Independence (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • I Am [Isaiah Collier & Michael Shekwoaga Ode]: Beyond (Division 81) - jazz [**]
  • I Just Came From the Moon: And Ud (April) [02-25] - jazz
  • I Prevail: True Power (Fearless) [08-19] - metalcore
  • I Was a King: Follow Me Home ()
  • I_O Lights: Warehouse Summer (Armada Music)
  • I-sef U-sef: Consistency () [02-14]
  • Iamamiwhoami: Be Here Soon (To Whom It May Concern) [06-03] - art pop
  • Iamkyami: The Kenny Klubhouse (Heist or Hit -EP) [04-29]
  • Janis Ian: The Light at the End of the Line (Rude Girl) [01-21]
  • Ianai: Sunir (Svart) [06-10]
  • Ibaraki: Rashomon (Nuclear Blast) [05-06] - metal
  • Ibeyi: Spell 31 (XL) [05-06] - art pop
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (Merge) [03-25] - Afrofunk [**]
  • Ic3peak: Kiss of Death () [04-22]
  • Iceberg: Final Thaw (Astral Spirits) [07-29] - jazz
  • Iceboy Violet: The Vanity Project (2 B Real) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter/Brandon Lopez: Toro (Underground45 -21) [2021-06-11] - jazz [*]
  • Shawneci Icecold/Daniel Carter: Familiar Roads (Underground45 -21) [2021-06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Shawneci Icecold & Fatlip: Carte Blanche (Underground 45 -21) [2021-02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Shawneci Icecold Quartet: Coldtrane (Underground 45 -21) [2021-06-14] - jazz [**]
  • Shawneci Icecold & Rob Swift: For the Heads That Break (Fat Beats) - hip-hop [*]
  • Shawneci Icecold/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Sepphoris (Underground45) - jazz [**]
  • Shawneci Icecold/Shuishan Yu: Flowing Water: Music for Guqin & Harpsichord (Underground45) - jazz [**]
  • IDK: Simple. (Clue/Warner) [05-06] - hip-hop
  • If I Die Today: The Abyss in Silence (Argonauta) [04-29]
  • Ifsonever: Ifsonever (Jazz & Milk) [10-28] - electronic [***]
  • Ignite: Ignite (Century Media) [03-25] - melodic hardcore
  • Andreas Ihlebaek: A Summer Night's Home Session (NXN)
  • Iiteration: Forgiven (Dream Catalog) [12-22] - ambient
  • Ikarus: Plasma (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • Ryoji Ikeda: Ultratronics (Noton) [12-02] - electronica [*]
  • ILe: Nacarile (Sony) [10-21]
  • Dieter Ilg: Dedication (ACT) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Dieter Ilg: Ravel (ACT) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Ilmiliekki Quartet: Ilmiliekki Quartet (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Imagine Dragons: Mercury: Act 2 (Interscope) [07-01] - alt-pop
  • Imarhan: Aboogi (City Slang) [01-28] - Saharan [**]
  • Immolation: Acts of God (Nuclear Blast) [02-18] - death metal
  • Imperial Triumphant: Spirit of Ecstasy (Century Media) [07-22] - avant-garde metal
  • Implore: The Burden of Existence (Church Road) [10-28] - metal
  • Inclination: Unaltered Perspective () [10-21] - hardcore punk
  • Infected Rain: Ecdysis () [01-07] - metalcore
  • Infernal Mosquitos: Antigua (Superpang)
  • The Inflorescence: Remember What I Look Like (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Ingested: Ashes Lie Still (Metal Blade) [11-04] - deathcore
  • Kathy Ingraham: Everlasting Cool (Peirdon) - vocal jazz
  • Richard Inman: Come Back Through ()
  • The International Nothing: Just None of Those Things (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Interpol: The Other Side of Make-Believe (Matador) [07-15] - post-punk
  • The Interrupters: In the Wild (Hellcat) [08-05] - ska punk
  • Invt: La Chamba (Invt) -
  • Into a Circle: Steel Box () [04-12]
  • Jon Irabagon: Rising Sun (Irabbagast) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Amanda Irarrazabal/Miriam van Boer Salmon: Fauces (577) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • Marketa Irglova: Lilo (Marketa Irglova)
  • Ironflame: Where Madness Dwells () [M|]
  • Greta Isaac: I Think You'd Hate It Here (-EP) [04-01]
  • Chris Isaak: Everybody Knows It's Christmas (Universal) [11-18] - holiday
  • Ish Kevin: Trappish II ()
  • Eiko Ishibashi: Drive My Car [Original Soundtrack] (-21) [2021-08-18] - soundtrack
  • Eiko Ishibashi: For McCoy () [01-22] - ambient
  • Iskwe & Tom Wilson: Mother Love () [07-22]
  • Islandman: Godless Ceremony () [08-26]
  • Alex Isley & Jack Dine: Marigold () [03-30] - r&b
  • Isomonstrosity: Isomonstrosity (Brassland) [11-18]
  • Dan Israel: Seriously (self-released) [10-22] - folk-rock [*]
  • Ithaca: They Fear Us (Hassle) [07-29] - metalcore
  • Itta: Eyewalk () [04-22]
  • IV and the Strange Band: Southern Circus (Black Country Rock) [06-17] - country
  • Ulf Ivarsson/Bill Laswell: Nammu (Ropeadope) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Ethan Iverson: Every Note Is True (Blue Note) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Grace Ives: Janky Star (True Panther/Harvest) [06-10] - indie pop [***]
  • Jeremy Ivey: Invisible Pictures (Anti-) [03-11] - country [B]
  • Alex Izenberg: I'm Not Here (Weird World) [05-20]
  • Jack J: Opening the Door (Mood Hut) [04-08] - hypnagogic pop
  • J-Hope: Jack in the Box (HYBE) [07-15] - K-pop [*]
  • J-Walk: Mellotronique () [09-24]
  • J-Wonn: Mr Right Now () - blues
  • Peter Jablonski: Peter Jablonski Plays Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Works (Ondine) [02-11] - classical
  • Julia Jacklin: Pre Pleasure (Polyvinyl) [08-26] - alt/indie [*]
  • Brian Jackson: This Is Brian Jackson (BBE) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Javon Jackson: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (Solid Jackson) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Keefe Jackson/Oscar Jan Hoogland/Joshua Abrams/Mikel Patrick Avery: These Things Happen (Astral Spirits -EP) [08-05] - jazz [**]
  • Keefe Jackson/Jim Baker/Julian Kirshner: Routines (Kettle Hole) [09-23] - jazz [B]
  • Chloe Jackson-Reynolds: The Winter Concert (self-released) - jazz
  • Christian Jacob: New Jazz Standards Vol 5: The Music of Carl Saunders (Summit) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Josean Jacobo Trio: Herencia Criolla (self-released) [03-04] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Eric Jacobson: Discover (Origin) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Joscan Jacozo: Herencia Criolla (self-released) - jazz
  • Jacques: Limportanceduvide () [02-11]
  • Chelsea Jade: Soft Spot (Carpark) [04-29]
  • Jade Imagine: Cold Memory (Marathon Artists) [10-21]
  • Volker Jaekel: Short Stories (Jazzwerkstatt -21) - jazz
  • Jagwar Twin: 33 () [09-30]
  • Jambinai: Apparition (Bella Union -EP) [11-11]
  • Boldy James & Real Bad Man: Killing Nothing () [05-20] - hip-hop
  • Joe James: Crawl () [06-17]
  • The Janitors: Noisolation Sessions Vol 2 (Cardinal Fuzz)
  • Jazzanova: Strata Records: The Sound of Detroit (BBE) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Song Yi Jeon/Vinicius Gomes: Home (Greenleaf Music) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: The Loneliest Time (Interscope) [10-21] - pop [A-]
  • Jaguar Jonze: Bunny Mode (Nettwerk) [06-03]
  • Bob James Trio: Feel Like Making Live! (Evolution Music Group) [01-28] - jazz [B]
  • Boldy James & Nicholas Craven: Fair Exchange No Robbery (Nicholas Craven Productions) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Colin James: Open Road (Stony Plain -21) [2021-11-05] - blues [*]
  • Early James: Strange Time to Be Alive (Easy Eye Sound) [08-19] - roots rock
  • Loraine James: Building Something Beautiful for Me (Phantom Limb) [10-07] - ambient [A-]
  • James and the Cold Gun: False Start (Venn/Loosegroove -EP) [04-29]
  • Jameszoo: Blind (Brainfeeder) [03-11]
  • Jane Inc: Faster Than I Can Take (Telephone Explosion) [04-22] - art pop
  • Japanese Breakfast: Sable [Original Video Game Soundtrack] ()
  • Japanese Television: Space Fruit Vineyard (Tip Top) [04-15] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Dora Jar: Comfortably in Pain (Original Sin -EP) [03-05] - alt-pop
  • Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxymore (Sony) [10-21] - IDM
  • The Ben Jarrell Band: Up and Headed West () - country
  • Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert (ECM) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Yves Jarvis: The Zug (Anti-/Flemish Eye) [05-13]
  • Jaws the Shark: Another Day in Paradise (Nice Swan -EP) [02-11]
  • The Jazz Butcher: The Highest in the Land (Tapete) [02-04]
  • Jazz Funk Soul [Everette Harp/Paul Jackson Jr/Jeff Lorber]: Forecast (Shanachie) [08-05] - pop jazz
  • Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw: Threnody: The Music of Jim McNeely (JOC) [09-09] - jazz
  • The Jazz Professors: Blues and Cubes (Flying Horse) - jazz
  • Jazz Spastiks: Intomental () [07-29]
  • JazzLab Orchestra: Loguslabusmuzikus (Effendi -21) - jazz
  • Jeanines: Don't Wait for a Sign (Slumberland) [04-22]
  • Jenna and the Janes: Earth Dog Year () [04-01]
  • Jennylee: Heart Tax (Jennys) [04-23]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk -21) - jazz
  • JER: Bothered/Unbothered (Bad Time) [05-27] - ska punk [*]
  • Jermiside & the Expert: The Overview Effect () [05-06] - hip-hop
  • Oscar Jerome: The Spoon () [09-23]
  • Jerry Only: Anti-Hero ()
  • Jeshi: Universal Credit (Because Music) [05-27]
  • Jesse the Tree: Pigeon Man () [08-19] - hip-hop
  • Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gang (Inside Out Music) [01-28] - folk rock
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Changeup (Legacy) [03-25]
  • Jewel: Freewheelin' Woman (Words Matter Media) [04-15]
  • JID: The Forever Story (Dreamville/Interscope) [08-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Sheng Jie & Shen Jing: Parallel Weaving (WV Sorcerer) [02-04] - drone
  • OG Jigg: The Land Dictates the Lay of the Stone (Earth Memory)
  • Park Jiha: The Gleam (Tak:til) [02-25] - post-minimalism
  • Jilk: Haunted Bedrooms (Castles in Space)
  • Carlos Jimenez: Woods (CJMartinete) - jazz
  • Santiago Jimenez: Still Kicking! ()
  • Sona Jobarteh: Badinyaa Kumoo (African Guild)
  • Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B (Rough Trade) [09-09] - glitch pop [**]
  • Jogging House: Weight () [01-18]
  • Johann Johannsson: Drone Mass (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-18] - classical
  • Gisle Roen Johansen: Kveldsragg (Jazzaggression) [09-29] - jazz [***]
  • Johnossi: Mad Gone Wild () [02-11]
  • Daniel Johns: FutureNever (BMG Music Australia) [04-22]
  • Aubrey Johnson & Randy Ingram: Play Favorites (Sunnyside) [11-04] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Calvin Johnson Jr: Notes of a Native Son (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • George V Johnson Jr: Walk Spirit Talk Spirit (Your Majesty) [02-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jack Johnson: Meet the Moonlight (Brushfire/Republic) [06-24]
  • Max Johnson Trio: Orbit of Sound (Unbroken Sounds) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Duquette Johnston: The Social Animals (Single Lock) [02-25]
  • Darren Johnston: Life in Time (Origin) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Freedy Johnston: Back on the Road to You (Forty Below) [09-09] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Sly Johnson: 55.4 (BBE) [05-06] - soul [**]
  • Joji: Smithereens (88rising/Warner) [11-04] - dream pop
  • Coco Jones: What I Didn't Tell You () - r&b
  • Eugenie Jones: Players (Open Mic) [03-11] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Glenn Jones: Vade Mecum (Thrill Jockey) [06-24]
  • Jeter Jones: Da Legend of Sweet Jeter Jones () - blues
  • Jim Jones: Jim Jones Presents the 12 Days of Xmas (VL/Empire)
  • Jones Jones: Just Justice (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Willie Jones III: Fallen Heroes (WJ3 -21) [2021-03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Joost: Fryslan ()
  • Sheila Jordan: Live at Mezzrow (Cellar Live) [07-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Jordana: Face the Wall (Grand Jury) [05-20]
  • Kathryn Joseph: For You Who Are Wronged (Rock Action) [04-22] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Journey: Freedom ()
  • Samara Joy: Linger Awhile (Verve) [09-16] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Joyful Joyful: Joyful Joyful (Idee Fixe) [04-29]
  • Joyfultalk: Familiar Science (Constellation) [05-06] - jazz
  • Simon Joyner: Songs From a Stolen Guitar ()
  • Joyride!: Miracle Question (Salinas) [04-15] - punk
  • Joys Union Group: Boredom Euphoria ()
  • Joywave: Cleanse (Cultco/Hollywood) [02-11] - indie pop
  • JPW: Something Happening/Always Happening ()
  • Judah & the Lion: Revival () [06-10]
  • Juice WRLD: Fighting Demons (Grade A -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • Jukebox the Ghost: Cheers (BMG) [05-27] - power pop
  • Julmud: Tuqoos (Bilna'es) [03-30]
  • Larry June: Spaceships on the Blade (Empire) [08-19] - hip-hop
  • Junglepussy: JP5000 (self-released -EP) [02-04] - hip-hop [*]
  • Juninho Count: Avalanches Dos Baile 2.0 ()
  • Junior Boys: Waiting Game (City Slang) [10-28] - ambient pop
  • Junior Brother: The Great Irish Famine () [09-02]
  • Jupiter: The Wild East (Moserobie) [10-28] - jazz [*]
  • Damien Jurado: Reggae Film Star (Maraqopa) [06-24]
  • Laura Jurd: The Big Friendly Album (Big Friendly) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Just Mustard: Heart Under (Partisan) [05-27] - shoegaze [*]
  • Justice: Planisphere (Ed Banger)
  • Jutra: Subrealizm () - jazz
  • Whitney K: Hard to Be a God ()
  • K-Trap: The Last Whip II () [09-30] - UK drill
  • Ka: Languish Arts (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ka: Woeful Studies (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kabaka Pyramid: The Kalling (Ghetto Youths International/Bebble Rock) - reggae
  • Ben Kaczor: Petrovo Uho ()
  • Noah Kahan: Stick Season ()
  • Gabriel Kahane: Magnificent Bird (Nonesuch) [03-25]
  • Kaina: It Was a Home (City Slang) [03-04]
  • Kalaha + Hilal Kaya With Aarhus Jazz Orchestra: Tutku (April) [08-25] - jazz
  • Steve Kaldestad: Live at Frankie's Jazz Club (Cellar) - jazz
  • Kaleidobolt: This One Simple Trick (Svart) [05-06]
  • The Kaleidoscope Kid: The Kaleidoscope Kid () [04-22]
  • Kaleiido: Elements (Exopac) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Anna Kaluza/Jan Roder: Am Frankfurter Tor (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Kamikaze Nurse: Stimuloso (Mint) [06-03]
  • Kamikaze Palm Tree: Mint Chip (Drag City) [08-12]
  • Kanda Bongo Man: Yolele! Live in Concert (No Wahala Sounds -21) [2021-07-23] - African [**]
  • Kanda Bongo Man: Kekete Bue (No Wahala Sounds) [08-05] - African [**]
  • Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert: The Flowers That Bloom in Spring ()
  • Miles Kane: Change the Show (BMG) [01-21] - pop rock
  • Avi Kaplan: Floating on a Dream (Fantasy) [05-20]
  • Benji Kaplan: Something Here Inside (Wise Cat) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Karapetyan Trio: Point of View (Jazzist) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: The Hasaan, Hope & Monk Project (Driff) [11-14] - jazz [**]
  • Kardashev: Liminal Rite (Metal Blade) [06-10] - metal
  • Karen: Karen () [09-12]
  • Nyokabi Kariuki: Peace Places: Kenyan Memories (SA -EP) [02-25]
  • Kasabian: The Alchemist's Euphoria (Columbia) [08-12] - alt dance
  • Kase + Klassik: Live at the Opera House (B Side) [02-25] - jazz
  • Tim Kasher: Middling Age (15 Passenger) [04-15]
  • Kassmasse: Bahil  Weg (Meedo) [02-17] - African [***]
  • Kavinsky: Reborn (Fiction) [03-25] - synthwave
  • Kawala: Better With You (EMI) [03-04]
  • Willow Kayne: Playground Antics (Columbia -EP) [02-01] - pop rap
  • Jas Kayser: Jas 5ive (Jazz Re:freshed) - jazz
  • Keb' Mo': Good to Be . . . (Rounder) [01-22] - blues
  • Ryan Keberle Collectiv Do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina (Alternate Side) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Geoffrey Keezer & Friends: Playdate (MarKeez) [08-12] - jazz [*]
  • Kehlani: Blue Water Road (Atlantic) [04-29] - r&b [***]
  • Tasman Keith: A Colour Undone (AWAL) [07-07]
  • Kellarissa: Voice Leading (Mint) [04-01]
  • Kimberly Kelly: I'll Tell You What's Gonna Happen (Show Dog Nashville) [07-08] - country [***]
  • KEN Mode: Null (Artoffact) [09-23] - sludge metal
  • Dro Kenji: With or Without You () - hip-hop
  • Dermot Kennedy: Sonder (Riggins/Interscope/Island) [12-18]
  • Ryan Kennedy: (02-04)
  • The Kernal: Listen to the Blood (Single Lock) - country
  • Eva Kess: Inter-Musical Love Letter (Unit) [07-22] - jazz [*]
  • Key: Gasoline () [08-30] - K-pop
  • Calvin Keys: Blue Keys (Wide Hive) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Khalid: Scenic Drive (The Tape) (RCA -21) [2021-12-03] - r&b
  • Wiz Khalifa/Big KRIT/Smoke DZA/Girl Talk: Full Court Press (Asylum/Taylor Gang) [04-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Wiz Khalifa: Multiverse (Taylor Gang/Asylum) [07-29] - hip-hop
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Moon (Dead Oceans -EP) [02-18] - psychedelic soul [*]
  • Kicked in the Teeth: Salt Rocket to Nowhere () [02-25]
  • Kid Kapichi: Here's What You Could Have Won (Spinefarm) [09-23] - post-punk
  • Kid Cudi: Entergalactic (Republic) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Kyle Kidd: Soothsayer (American Dreams) [08-05] - r&b [*]
  • Angelique Kidjo/Ibrahim Maalouf: Queen of Sheba (Mister Ibe) [06-24] - African
  • Kids on a Crime Spree: Fall in Love Not in Line (Slumberland) [01-21] - noise pop
  • Kids Return: Forever Melodies () [10-07]
  • EG Kight: The Trio Sessions (Blue South -21) [2021-05-11] - blues [**]
  • Kihyun: Youth () [10-24] - K-pop
  • Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island (Guruguru Brain) [05-06] - psychedelic
  • Kiko El Crazy: Llego El Domi () [03-10]
  • Kill Alters: Armed to the Teeth LMOMM () [02-11]
  • Killah Priest: Horrah Scope () [04-30] - hip-hop
  • Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (Sunnyside) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Killing Joke: Lord of Chaos (Spinefarm -EP) [03-25]
  • Katie Kim: Hour of the Ox () [09-09] - dream pop
  • Yaya Kim: Aka Yaya (self-released) [01-17] - art pop
  • Kinbrae & Clare Archibald: Birl of Unmap () [02-11]
  • Soweto Kinch: White Juju (Soweto Kinch) - jazz
  • Kind Folk: Head Towards the Center (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Kinetika Bloco: Legacy (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Elizabeth King: I Got a Love (Bible & Tire) [06-24] - gospel
  • Marcus King: Young Blood (American/Republic) [08-26]
  • Randall King: Shot Glass (Warner Nashville) [03/18] - country [**]
  • King Bastard: It Came From the Void () [01-14] - metal
  • King Buffalo: Regenerator (Stickman) [09-02] - stoner rock
  • King Garbage: Heavy Metal Greasy Love (Ipecac) [04-01]
  • King George: Juke Joint Music () - blues
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Omnium Gatherum (KGLW) [04-22] - psychedelic pop
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava (KGLW) [psychedelic pop] - 10-07
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Laminated Denim (KGLW) [10-12] - psychedelic rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Changes (KGLW) [10-28] - psychedelic pop
  • King Hannah: I'm Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me (City Slang) [02-25]
  • King Klave: King Klave (Klave's Paradise) [09-02] - jazz
  • King Princess: Hold On Baby (Zelig/Columbia) [07-29] - alt-pop [**]
  • King Stingray: King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl) [08-05]
  • Keith Kirchoff/Dominic Lash/Steve Noble: Christian Wolff: Exercises and Explorations (Spoonhunt -21) [2021-02-01] - classical [***]
  • Lola Kirke: Lady for Sale (Third Man) [04-29]
  • Sam Kirmayer: In This Moment (Cellar) [03-04] - jazz [B]
  • Milen Kirov: Spatium (Independent Creative Sound and Music) [06-05] - jazz [U]
  • Kilo Kish: American Gurl (Kisha Soundscape + Audio) [03-25] - synthpop [*]
  • Kisskadee: Black Hole Era (Anxiety Blanket) [05-06]
  • Kittin + the Hacker: Third Album (Nobody's Bizzness) [03-25] - electronic [***]
  • Kiwi Jr: Chopper (Sub Pop) [08-12] - alt/indie [***]
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Panorama (Atlantic) [07-29] - pop
  • Klammer: The Day Before Yesterday (Heavy Metal) [02-25]
  • Ani Klang: Ani Klang () [07-22]
  • Klangwelt: Here and Why (Spheric Music)
  • Klein: Star in the Hood () [11-01] - sound collage
  • Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (self-released) [02-25] - Americana [A-]
  • KMRU & Aho Ssan: Limen (Subtext) [04-29] - electronic [*]
  • Knifeplay: Animal Drowning (Topshelf) [10-19] - shoegaze
  • Steve Knight: Persistence (self-released) - jazz
  • Knoll: Metempiric (self-released) [06-24]
  • Knucks: Alpha Place (Nodaysoff) [05-06] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Kirk Knuffke/Michael Bisio: For You I Don't Want to Go (NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Kirk Knuffke Trio: Gravity Without Airs (Tao Forms -2CD) [07-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Kodak: All Get Out (Rude/Equal Vision) [06-03]
  • Kodak Black: Back for Everything (Dollaz N Dealz/Sniper Gang/Atlantic) [02-25] - hip-hop
  • Kode9: Escapology (Hyperdub) [07-15] - IDM
  • Koffee: Gifted (RCA) [03-25] - dancehall [**]
  • KOG: Zone 6, Agege (Pura Vida Sounds) [02-25] - African [**]
  • Masayo Koketsu: Fukiya (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kokoroko: Could We Be More (Brownswood) [08-05] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Kolb: Tyrannical Vibes (Ramp Local) [09-30]
  • Kristina Koller: Get Out of Town (self-released) [03-18] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kolumbo: Gungo Ho ()
  • Koma Saxo With Sofia Jernberg: Koma West (We Jazz) [03-18] - jazz
  • Toshinori Kondo x DJ Motive: Zen (Mohawks) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Rokia Kone & Jacknife Lee: Bamanan (Real World) [02-18] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Konjur Collective: Blood in My Eye (A Soul Insurgent Guide) (Cow:Music/Astral Spirits) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Kontusion: Kontusion (-EP) [03-25]
  • The Kooks: 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark (Lonely Cat) [07-22]
  • Ted Kooshian: Hubub! (Summit) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Anders Koppel: Mulberry Street Symphony (Cowbell Music -2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Korb: III (Dreamlord)
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Isthisforreal? (Stones Throw) [07-22] - hip-hop [*]
  • Cliff Korman: Brasilified (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Korn: Requiem (Loma Vista) [02-04] - nu metal
  • Sarathy Korwar: Kalak (The Leaf Label) [11-11] - Indo-jazz [***]
  • Kosmos Trio: Brev Til En Ven (April) [10-14] - jazz
  • Koudlam: Precipice Fantasy Part I () [10-28]
  • Kornel Kovacs: Hotel Koko () [10-21] - UK garage
  • Yordan Kostov Ensemble: Intertwining a Fugue (SJF -21) - jazz
  • Boris Kozlov: First Things First (Posi-Tone) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Kraftklub: Kargo ()
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party! (Table Pounding) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Krallice: Crystalline Exhaustion () [01-28] - black metal
  • Kramer: Music for Films Edited by Moths (Joyful Noise) [08-26] - ambient
  • Kreator: Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast) [06-03] - metal
  • Kreidler: Spells and Daubs (Bureau B) [01-28]
  • Allegra Krieger: Precious Thing (Northern Spy) [03-04]
  • James Krivchenia: Blood Karaoke (Reading Group) [04-15]
  • KRS-One: Imamcru12 () [02-22] - hip-hop
  • Krush Puppies: Love Kills the Demons (Holm Front -EP) [05-06]
  • Kublai Khan TX: Lowest Form of Animal (Rise -EP) [04-01] - metalcore
  • Martin Kuchen/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate (Not Two) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Kuchen: Utopia (Thanatosis Produktion) [05-00] - jazz [B]
  • Kuedo: Infinite Window (Brainfeeder) [07-29] - electronic
  • Mike Kuhl/Dave Ballou/John Dierker/Luke Stewart: Kraft (Out of Your Head) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Kula Shaker: 1st Congregational Church of Eternal Love and Free Hugs (Strange FOLK) [06-10] - psychedelic rock
  • Clemens Kuratle Ydivide: Lumumba (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [*]
  • Takuya Kuroda: Midnight Crisp (First Word) [10-22] - jazz
  • Kurokuma: Born of Obsidian () [02-04] - metal
  • Mike Kuster: Better Late Than Never (self-released) [02-08] - country
  • The Kut: Grit ()
  • Kutu: Guramayle ()
  • Pierre Kwenders: Jose Louis and the Paradox of Love (Arts & Crafts) [04-29] - African [*]
  • Kyle: It's Not So Bad (self) [01-28] - pop rap [*]
  • Anysia Kym: Soliloquy (self-released -EP) [04-07] - electronica [*]
  • Kynsy: Something to Do With Love (AWAL -EP) [09-14]
  • L'objectif: We Aren't Getting Out but Tonight We Might (Chess Club -EP) [06-03]
  • La Colonie De Vacances: Echt (Vicious Circle) [01-22]
  • La Femme: Teatro Lucido () [11-04] - Latin pop
  • La Perla: Callejera (Mambo Negro) - Colombian
  • La Roche: Liye Liye (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
  • Labrinth: Euophoria Season 2 Original Score ()
  • Lady Aicha & Pisko Crane's Original Fulu Miziki of Kinshasa: N'djila Wa Mudujimu (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [10-21] - African [A-]
  • Lava La Rue: Hi-Fidelity (-EP) [07-29] - neo-soul
  • Lack the Low: God-Carrier () [03-11] - art pop
  • Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade (ECM) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Lacuna Coil: Comalies XX (Century Media) [10-14] - metal
  • Natalia Lacunza: Tiene Que Ser Para Mi ()
  • Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights (RCA) [07-15] - neo-soul [B]
  • Lady Bird: WE (Alcopop!) [02-25]
  • Lady Neptune: Noz (Night School -EP) [05-06] - hardcore
  • Natalia Lafourcade: De Todas Las Flores (Sony) [10-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Julian Lage: View With a Room (Blue Note) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Meschiya Lake & the New Movement: Looking the World Over (Sungroove) [05-06] - jazz
  • Lake Street Dive: Fun Machine: The Sequel (Fantasy) - jazz
  • Lala & Ce & Low Jack: Baiser Mortel () [10-28]
  • Lalalar: Bi Cinnete Bakar (Bongo Joe) [05-04] - Turkish [A-]
  • Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope -2CD) [05-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Daniela Lalita: Trececerotres () [09-16] - art pop
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Cold as Weiss (Colemine) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Lamb of God: Omens (Nuclear Blast) [10-07] - metal
  • Lambchop: The Bible (Merge/City Slang) [09-30] [B]
  • AJ Lambert: Manhattan Beach, Swept by Ocean Breezes () [02-11]
  • Kirsten Lambert: From a Window to a Screen (Bellaju Music) [10-28] - jazz
  • Miranda Lambert: Palomino (Vanner/RCA Nashville) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Uele Lamore: Loom (XXIM) [01-28]
  • Lampen: Lampen (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Landaeus Trio: A Crisis of Perception (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Brian Landrus: Red List (Palmetto) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Nikki Lane: Denim & Diamonds (New West) [09-23] - country [**]
  • Lane 8: Reviver ()
  • Klaus Lang: Tehran Dust (Another Timbre)
  • Daniel Lanois: Player, Piano (Modern) [09-23]
  • Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Altar (self-released) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Lantana: Elemental (Cipsela) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Abigail Lapell: Stolen Time () [04-22]
  • Travis Laplante: Wild Tapestry (Out of Your Head) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard (self-released) [07-08] - jazz [**]
  • Large Plants: The Carrier (Ghost Box)
  • Larkin Poe: Blood Harmony (Trick-Woo) [11-11]
  • Mary LaRose: Out There [Music of Eric Dolphy] (Little (i) Music) [10-08] - jazz
  • The Adam Larson Trio: With Love, From Chicago (Outside In Music) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Dominic Lash/Pat Thomas: New Oxford Brevity (Spoonhunt) - jazz
  • Lass: Bumaye (Chapter Two) [06-17] - Afrian
  • Katie Lass: Hypnopomp () [11-04]
  • Last Bandoleros: Tex Flex Folklorico ()
  • Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena: West Kensington (Three Lobed) [05-20]
  • Latto: 777 (RCA) [03-25] - pop rap [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Andy Milne: Fragile (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Counterfeit Mars (Relative Pitch) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Game Changer (Sky Crunch) [08-26] - country
  • Lucas Laufen: Weathering () [05-13]
  • Laufey: Everything I Know About Love (AWAL) [08-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • The Laughing Chimes: Zoo Avenue EP (Slumberland)
  • Launder: Happening (Ghostly International) [07-15] - shoegaze
  • Laundry Day: We Switched Bodies (Polo and Fomo) [02-11]
  • Laura Jean: Amateurs () [11-04]
  • Bill Laurance: Affinity (Flint Music) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Lauv: All 4 Nothing (Virgin) [08-05] - alt-pop [*]
  • Lavender Country: Blackberry Rose and Other Songs & Sorrows From Lavender Country (Don Giovanni) [02-18] - country [**]
  • Avril Lavigne: Love Sux (DTA/Elektra) [02-25] - pop punk [**]
  • Ant Law & Alex Hitchcock: Same Moon in the Same World (Outside In Music) [11-04] - jazz [**]
  • Gabor Lazar: Boundary Object (Planet Mu)
  • Azar Lawrence: New Sky (Trazar) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • Laya: Um, Hello (-EP) [04-08] - r&b
  • The Lazy Eyes: SongBook (Lunatic) [04-22] - psychedelic pop
  • Lazy Queen: A Human Reaction () [03-18]
  • Cate Le Bon: Pompeii (Mexican Summer) [02-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Le Sserafim: Antifragile (Source Music/HYBE -EP) [10-17] - K-pop
  • Le Vent Du Nord: 20 Printemps () [01-28]
  • Patrick Leagas: Stefn () [03-23]
  • Andrew Leahey & the Homestead: American Static Vol 2 () [05-06]
  • Joelle Leandre & Paul Lovens: Off Course (Fou) [08-28] - jazz
  • Gerard Lebik/John Edwards/Paul Lovens: Lepomis Gibbosus (Fundacja Sluchaj -21) [2021-10-25] - jazz [*]
  • Lisa LeBlanc: Chiac Disco (Bonsound) [03-18] - folk
  • Jake Leckie: The Guide (Ropeadope) [04-08] - jazz
  • Amos Lee: Dreamland (Dualtone) [02-11]
  • Ben Lee: I'm Fun () [04-08]
  • Gabe Lee: The Hometown Kid () [10-28] - country
  • John Lee: The Artist (Celar) [05-06] - jazz
  • Robbie Lee: Prismatist (Relative Pitch -21) - jazz
  • Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci: Winds Bells Falls ()
  • Leftfield: This Is What We Do (Virgin) [12-02]
  • John Legend: Legend (Republic) [09-09]
  • Steve Lehman & Selebeyone: Xaybu: The Unseen (Pi) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Brennen Leigh: Obsessed With the West (Signature Sounds) [05-06] - country [**]
  • Leikeli47: Shape Up (Hardcover/RCA) [05-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Leimgruber/Turner/Dorner/da Boff/Flesh: Untitled (London Leipzig Luzern) (Euphorium -21) - jazz
  • Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer: OM 50 (Intakt) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz: Moacir De Todos Os Santos () - Brazil
  • Thapelo Lekoane: Tapestry (self-released -21) - vocal jazz
  • Noah Lemish: Twelve (TPR) [10-21] - jazz
  • Jose Lencastre: Inner Voices (Burning Ambulance) [08-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jose Lencastre: Common Ground (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • MJ Lenderman: Boat Songs (Dear Life) [04-29] - country rock [**]
  • Nick Leng: Spirals () [07-22]
  • Jamie Lenman: The Atheist (Big Scary Monsters) [11-25]
  • Jinx Lennon: Pet Rent (Septic Tiger) [04-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Julian Lennon: Jude (BMG) [09-09]
  • Ari Lennox: Age/Sex/Location (Dreamville/Interscope) [09-09] - neo-soul [**]
  • Leon: Circles (BMG) [03-04] - pop soul
  • Nick Leon: Xtasis () [07-29] - Latin electronic
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites (Sunnyside) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos (Universal) [05-27]
  • Janel Leppin: Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • Coi Leray: Trendsetter (Republic) [04-08] - pop rap
  • Sondre Lerche: Avatars of Love () [04-01] - art pop
  • George Lernis: Between Two Worlds (Dunya) [06-10] - jazz [*]
  • Leroux/Van Isacker/Vanderstraeten: Als Ik Niets Meer Van De Kano Zie (Aspen Edities) - jazz
  • Leroy: Dariacore 2: Enter Here, Hell to the Left (self-released -21) [2021-09-08] - glitch pop [**]
  • Leroy [C0ncernn]: Dariacore 3 . . . At Least I Think That's What It's Called? (self-released) [05-23] - glitch pop [***]
  • Les Big Bird: Eternal Light Brigade (Chimp Limbs)
  • Les Cris De Paris/Geoffrey Jourdain: Schutz: David & Solomon; Psalmi; Canticum Canticorum () [03-18] - classical
  • Les Epopees/Stephane Fuget: Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria () [06-24] - classical
  • Les Louanges: Crash () [01-21]
  • Kristine Leschper: The Opening, or Closing of a Door (Anti-) [03-04] - dream pop
  • Dario Lessing: Frequency (Modern) [02-25]
  • The Let Go: Delete My Feelings (Chess Club -EP) [03-18]
  • Let's Eat Grandma: Two Ribbons (Transgressive) [04-29] - electropop [*]
  • Lethal Bizzle: Lethal B v Lethal Bizzle (Skint Gang) [06-10]
  • Lettuce: Unify () [06-03]
  • Jim Levendis: The Big Band Project (self-released) - jazz
  • Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch: Ravage (Fatcat/130701)
  • Yosef Gutman Levitt: Upside Down Mountain (self-released) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Lewis: Frayed at Both Ends (self-released) [01-28] - country
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: MSM Molecular Systematic Music Live (Intakt -2CD) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Jeffrey Lewis: When That Really Old Cat Dies (self-released -EP) [09-23] - folk [*]
  • Molly Lewis: Mirage ()
  • Ramsey Lewis: The Beatles Songbook [The Saturday Salon Series: Volume One] (Steele) [08-18] - jazz [*]
  • Luna Li: Duality (In Real Life) [03-04]
  • Lykke Li: Eyeye (PIAS/Crush) [05-20] - dream pop [*]
  • Dave Liebman: Trust and Honesty (Newvelle) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Carol Liebowitz/Adam Lane/Andrew Drury: Blue Shift (Line Art) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Life: North East Coastal Town (The Liquid Label) [08-19]
  • Lighght: Seodra () [03-04]
  • Lightning in a Twilight Hour: Overwintering (Elefant) [04-01] - dream pop
  • The Lightning Seeds: See You in the Stars (BMG) [10-14]
  • Lights: PEP (Fueled by Ramen) [04-01] - electropop [***]
  • Kirk Lightsey: Live at Smalls Jazz Club (Cellar) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet: Occasional Sketches (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Li'l Andy: The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter (1925-1930) (Li'l Andy)
  • Lil Baby: It's Only Me (Motown/Quality Control Music/UMG) [10-14] - hip-hop
  • Lil Durk: 7220 (Alamo/Sony) [03-11] - hip-hop
  • Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere) [07-15] - alt r&b [*]
  • Lila Tirando A Violeta: Desire Path () [04-08] - neoperreo
  • Christian Lillinger: Konus (Plaist Music) [02-25] - jazz
  • Limousine Beach: Limousine Beach (Tee Pee)
  • Bob Lind: Something Worse Than Loneliness (Ace) [02-25]
  • The Linda Lindas: Growing Up (Epitaph) [04-08] - punk [***]
  • Magnus Lindgren/Georg Breinschmid: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 (ACT) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Johan Lindvall Trio: This Is Not About You (Jazzland) - jazz
  • Thomas Linger: Out In It (Cellar) - jazz
  • Linus + Okland/Van Heertum/Zach: Light as Never (Aspen Edities) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Linqua Franqa: Bellringer (Ernest Jennings) [04-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Liraz: Roya (Glitterbeat) [10-07]
  • Lisbeth Quartett: Release (Intakt) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Liss: I Guess Nothing Will Be the Same (Escho/Real Life) [06-10]
  • Lissie: Carving Canyons () [09-16]
  • Son Little: Like Neptune (Anti-) [09-09]
  • Little Big Town: Mr Sun (Capitol Nashville) [09-16] - country
  • Little Simz: No Thank You (Age 101/Awal/Forever Living Originals) [12-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Darren Litzie: My Horizon (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Living Hour: Someday Is Today (Kanine/Next Door) [09-02] - dream pop
  • Lucy Liyou: Welfare/Practice (American Dreams) [05-20]
  • Lizzo: Special (Atlantic/Nice Life) [07-15] - r&b [**]
  • The Local Honeys: The Local Honeys (La Honda) [07-15] - country
  • Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel (Blue Note) [06-24] - jazz [B]
  • Charles Lloyd: Trios: Ocean (Blue Note) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Lloyd: Trios: Sacred Thread (Blue Note) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Tove Lo: Dirt Femme (Pretty Swede) [10-14] - pop [A-]
  • Local Suicide: Eros Anikate () [05-13]
  • Mark Lockheart: Dreamers (Edition) [01-28]
  • Logic: Vinyl Days (Def Jam) [06-17] - boom bap [**]
  • Tony Logue: Jericho () [01-07] - country
  • Mark Lomax, II: Prismatic Reflections No 1 (CFG Multimedia) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • Lomepal: Mauvais Ordre () [09-16]
  • London Odense Ensemble: Jaiyede Suite Pt 1 (El Paraiso) - jazz
  • The Lone Below: Love Songs for Losers (Dualtone) [11-04]
  • Long Knife: Curb Stomp Earth ()
  • Loop: Sonancy (Cooking Vinyl) [03-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Brandon Lopez/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • L'Orage: Triangle (self-released) [01-17] - jazz
  • The Lord + Petra Haden: Devotional () [10-21]
  • Lord Apex & El Lif Beatz: Joga Bonito () [10-21]
  • Jill Lorean: This Rock (Monohands) [04-01]
  • Lorna Shore: Pain Remains (Century Media) [10-14] - deathcore
  • Los Bitchos: Let the Festivities Begin! (City Slang) [02-04] - instrumental rock [***]
  • Los Palms: Skeleton Ranch () [11-25]
  • Los Punsetes: AFDTRQHOT ()
  • Russ Lossing: Folks (Sunnyside) [08-05] - jazz [**]
  • Lost Cat: Lost Cat (Lolipop)
  • Lost Dog Street Band: Glory (Lost Dog Street Band) [01-21]
  • LostAlone: The Warring Twenties () [09-30]
  • Loud: Aucune Promesse (Joyride) [05-20] - hip-hop
  • The Lounge Society: Tired of Liberty (Speedy Wunderground) [08-26]
  • Lous and the Yakuza: Iota (Columbia) [11-11]
  • Demi Lovato: Holy Fvck (Island) [08-19] - alt rock
  • Helen Love: This Is My World () [01-28]
  • Love A: Meisenstaat ()
  • The William Loveday Intention: The Baptiser () [04-29]
  • Isabella Lovestory: Amor Hardcore (self-released) [10-05] - Latin
  • Lyle Lovett: 12th of June (Verve) [05-13] - country [**]
  • Arroyo Low: 2020 (Bodan Kuma) - ambient
  • Low End Activist: Hostile Utopia (Sneaker Social Club) [06-17]
  • Low Island: Life in Miniature () [11-04]
  • Lowertown: I Love to Lie (Dirty Hit) [10-21]
  • The Loyal Seas: Strange Mornings in the Garden () [05-20]
  • LS Dunes: Past Lives (Fantasy) [11-11] - post-hardcore
  • Lu Chin Chen: NA Meeting () [02-22]
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One: Revel in Time (Inside Out Music) [02-18] - prog metal
  • Luci: Juvenilia () [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Lucius: Second Nature (Mom + Pop) [04-08]
  • Lucki: Flawless Like Me ()
  • Lucky Fonz III: Hemellichamen ()
  • Steven Lugerner/Garret Lang/Albert Tootie Heath: It Takes One to Know One (Slow & Steady) [04-15] - jazz
  • Lukah: Raw Extractions () [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Lumenette: All Around My Head (Hammock Music)
  • The Lumineers: Brightside (Dualtone) [01-14] - folk pop
  • Luminous Foundation: Haig Fras (Belbury Music/Heavy Rural) [03-14]
  • Igor Lumpert's Innertextures: I Am the Spirit of the Earth (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Corb Lund: Songs My Friends Wrote (New West) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Carmen Lundy: Fade to Black (Afrasia Productions) [09-30] - jazz
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drill Music in Zion (1st & 15th) [06-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Rene Lussier: Au Diable Vert (ReR Megacorp/Circum-Disc) [09-30] - jazz
  • Dana Lyn: A Point on a Slow Curve (In a Circle) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol 2: Dance the Way U Want To (Holistic MusicWorks -2CD) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Lera Lynn: Something More Than Love (Icons Creating Evil Art) [07-15]
  • Logan Lynn: New Money (Kill Rock Stars) [01-21]
  • Trudy Lynn: Golden Girl (Nota Blue) - blues
  • Lyrics Born: Mobile Homies Season 1 (Mobile Home) [04-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lyrics Born: Vision Board (Mobile Home) [11-11] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lyves: Change (Awal -EP) [11-18]
  • Lyzza: Mosquito (Big Dada) - electronic
  • M Feat. Ben Stapp/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Marco Colonna/Steve Swell: Broken Songs (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-31] - blues/jazz [**]
  • Yo-Yo Ma/John Williams/New York Philharmonic: A Gathering of Friends () - 10-14
  • Mabe Fratti: Se Ve Desde Aqui (Unheard of Hope) [10-14] - experimental [**]
  • Mabel: About Last Night . . . (Polydor) [07-15] - dance pop [**]
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Coltrane (Smoke Sessions -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [*]
  • Yuko Mabuchi: Caribbean Canvas (Vista) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Meg Mac: Matter of Time () [09-16]
  • Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet: Overtones (DMAC Music) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Doug MacDonald: I'll See You in My Dreams (DMAC Music) - jazz
  • Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho (Hot Candles) (Griselda -21) [2021-12-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Dollar Menu 4 (self-released) [08-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Mach-Hommy/Tha God Fahim: Duck Czn: Tiger Style () - hip-hop
  • Machine Gun Kelly: Mainstream Sellout (Bad Boy/Interscope) [03-25] - pop punk
  • Machine Head: Of Kingdom and Crown (Nuclear Blast) [08-26] - groove metal
  • Ruben Machtelinckx + Arve Henriksen: A Short Story (Aspen Edities) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Fraser MacPherson: From the Pen Of . . . (Cellar) - jazz
  • Macula Dog: Orange 2 (Wharf Cat) [10-07]
  • Doug MacLeod: A Soul to Claim (Reference) - jazz
  • Madalitso Band: Musakayike (Bongo Joe) [06-17] - African [A-]
  • Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness (Mercury Nashville -EP) [01-28] - country [*]
  • Maddie & Tae: Through the Madness Vol 2 (Mercury Nashville -EP) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Joao Madeira/Wagner Ramos: Meristema (4darecord) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Madmess: Rebirth (Hassle -21) [2021-12-10]
  • Madrugada: Chimes at Midnight ()
  • Peter Madsen's CIA Trio: 88 Butterfly (Playscape) - jazz
  • Massimo Magee: Toneflower (577) [08-05] - jazz
  • Joe Magnarelli: New York Osaka Junction (SteepleChase) - jazz [*]
  • Janiva Magness: Hard to Kill (Fathead) [06-24] - blues [B]
  • Magnolia Park: Baku's Revenge (Epitaph) [11-04] - pop punk
  • Roberto Magris: Duo & Trio: Featuring Mark Colby (JMood) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Magnum: The Monster Roars (Steamhammer) [01-14]
  • Mah Moud: Abdalla (Pirates Blend) [10-01]
  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (Nonesuch) [04-22] - blues [**]
  • Rudi Mahall/Jan Roder/Olaf Rupp: Audiosemantics (06-30) [J|jazz]
  • Rudi Mahall/Michael Griener: Jazzpreis (Astral Spirits) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Animal Crossing EP (Whirlwind -EP) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Mainliner: Burst Osaka 2022 (self-released) - psych-rock
  • Maita: I Just Want to Be Wild for You (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Majamisty Trio: Wind Rose (Majamisty) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu (Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Malaa: Don Malaa () [09-30] - tech house
  • Tony Malaby's Sabino: The Cave of Winds (Pyroclastic) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Malaby/Angelica Sanchez/Tom Rainey: Huapango (Rogue Art) [03-07] - jazz
  • Malevolence: Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) [05-20] - metal
  • Malibu: Palaces of Pity () [11-18] - ambient
  • Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (Planet Arts) [01-14] - jazz [***]
  • Mall Grab: What I Breathe (Looking for Trouble) [08-05] - EDM
  • Stephen Mallinder: Tick Tick Tick (Dais) [07-15]
  • Mallrat: Butterfly Blue (Nettwerk) [05-13]
  • Kali Malone: Living Torch (Portraits GRM) [07-08] - electronic [B]
  • Mama's Broke: Narrow Line (Free Dirt) [05-13] - folk
  • Mamalarky: Pocket Fantasy (Fire Talk) [09-30] - indie rock
  • Mamamoo: Mic On (RBW -EP) [10-11] - K-pop
  • Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard: The Harvest (New Heavy Sounds) [03-25]
  • MAN/BAN: MAN-BAN (Dropa Disc -21) - jazz
  • Jeremy Manasia Trio: Butcher Block Ballet (Blujazz) [06-20] - jazz [*]
  • Manegarm: Ynglingaattens Ode (Napalm) [04-15] - metal
  • Dan Mangan: Being Somewhere (Arts & Crafts) [10-28]
  • Mannheimer Schlagwerk: The Numbers Are Dancing (Solaire -21) - jazz
  • Joyce Manor: 40 oz to Fresno (Epitaph) [06-10]
  • Mantar: Pain Is Forever and This Is the End (Metal Blade) [07-15] - metal
  • Mapache: Roscoe's Dream (Innovative Leisure) [06-10]
  • Maple Mars: Someone's Got to Listen (Big Stir)
  • Maral: Ground Groove (Leaving) [10-18] - post-industrial
  • Ben Marc: Glass Effect (Innovative Leisure) [04-22]
  • Jucara Marcal: EPDEB () -
  • Florent Marchet: Garden Party () [06-10]
  • Lionel Marchetti & Abdul Moimeme: Ciel-Cristal (Sonoscopia) - jazz
  • Marci: Marci (Arbutus) [08-05] - dream pop
  • Roc Marciano & the Alchemist: The Elephant Man's Bones (ALC/Marci/Empire) [08-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Michael Marcus: Stone Jump (Not Two -21) [2021-04-00] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Marcus: Abstractions in Lime Caverns (ESP-Disk) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra: In the Valley (Stricker Street) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Andrew Marek: American Debris (Rubberstamp) [02-01]
  • Zela Margossian Quintet: The Road (Ropeadope) [02-25] - jazz
  • Margot: Inertia (-EP) [05-13]
  • Arny Margret: They Only Talk About the Weather (One Little Independent)
  • Lasse Marhaug: Context (Smalltown Supersound) [08-27]
  • Maria BC: Hyaline (Father/Daughter) [05-27] - dream pop
  • Maridalen: Bortenfor (Jazzland) [03-25] - jazz
  • Marillion: An Hour Before It's Dark () [03-04]
  • Amber Mark: Three Dimensions Deep (PMR) [01-28] - pop [***]
  • Market: The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong (Western Vinyl) [04-29]
  • Ben Markley Big Band With Ari Hoenig: Ari's Fun House (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Kal Marks: My Name Is Hell (Exploding in Sound) [08-05] - indie rock
  • Miko Marks and the Resurrectors: Feel Like Going Home (Redtone) [10-14] - country [***]
  • Marlowe: Marlowe 3 (Mello Music) [10-28] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Rocio Marquez + Bronquio: Tercer Cielo ()
  • Duncan Marquiss: Wires Turned Sideways in Time () [03-04]
  • Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (BMG) [02-25] - indie rock [*]
  • The Mars Volta: The Mars Volta (Clouds Hill) [09-16] - art pop [B]
  • Jason Marshall: New Beginnings (Cellar) - jazz
  • Mart Avi: Blade (Porridge Bullet) [04-29]
  • Martha: Please Don't Take Me Back (Dirtnap) [10-28] - alt/indie [*]
  • Selina Martin: Time Spent Swimming (No Label) [11-25]
  • Stephen Martin: High Plains (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Walter Martin: The Bear (Ile Flottante) [03-25]
  • Marxist Love Disco Ensemble: MLDE (Mr Bongo) [09-16] - disco [**]
  • The Mary Veils: Esoteri Hex (Pnkslm) [03-25]
  • The Mary Wallopers: The Mary Wallopers ()
  • Masked Pickle: 7 (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Jordaan Mason: Rewrite the Words Again () [10-21]
  • Mass Worship: Portal Tombs (Century Media) [ 02-04] - death metal
  • Massive Wagons: Triggered! (Earache) [10-28]
  • Master Boot Record: Personal Computer (Metal Blade) [05-13] - metal
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka Led by Bachir Attir: Dancing Under the Moon (Glitterbeat -2CD) [05-13] - Morocco [*]
  • Mata Atlantica: Retiro E Ritmo (7D Media) - jazz
  • Matchess: Sonescent (Drag City) [02-25]
  • Material Girl: i85mixx21-22 (No Agreements) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Dmitri Matheny: Cascadia (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Matisyahu: Matisyahu () [03-04]
  • Matmos: Regards/Uklony dla Boguslaw Schaeffer (Thrill Jockey) [05-20] - electronica [*]
  • Matters Unknown: We Aren't Just (New Soil) [10-28] - jazz
  • Mattie: Jupiter's Purse (Leaving -EP) [02-22]
  • Mattiel: Georgia Gothic (Heavenly/ATO) [03-18]
  • Joanna Mattrey/Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Oracle (Relative Pitch) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Mildred Maude: Sleepover () [10-22]
  • Maule: Maule (Gates of Hell) [01-14] - metal
  • Bennie Maupin/Adam Rudolph: Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef (Strut) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Benedicte Maurseth: Harr () - Norwegian
  • Matt Maverick: American Dream () [01-07] - country
  • Maverick Sabre: Don't Forget to Look Up () [01-28]
  • Mavi: Laughing So Hard, It Hurts (United Masters) [10-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Miraa May: Tales of a Miracle (Island) [05-27]
  • Maya Lucia: Miss Girl World () [08-19]
  • John Mayall: The Sun Is Shining Down (Forty Below) [01-28] - blues
  • Nyati Mayi & the Astral Synth Transmitters: Lulanga Tales ()
  • Mazam: Pilgrimage (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Spirit to All (Whirlwind) [09-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Marilyn Mazur's Shamania: Rerooting (Clap Your Hands) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Mazurek: All Distances Inform (Rogue Art) [02-04] - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek Quartet: Father's Wing (Rogue Art) [02-04] - jazz
  • MC Bin Laden: Invasao Dos Fluxos (Kondzilla) [04-22] - Brazilian baile funk [***]
  • MC3: Sounds of the City (Phonocene) - jazz
  • Barney McAll: Precious Energy (Extracelestial Arts) [02-18] - jazz
  • Lizzy McAlpine: Five Second Flat (Harbour Masters/AWAL) [04-08]
  • Bill McBirnie: Forever (Extreme Flute -21) - jazz
  • Ashley McBryde: Presents: Lindeville (Warner Music Nashville) [09-30] - country [***]
  • Deidre McCalla: Endless Grace (self-released) [05-19] - folk
  • Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer (Anti-) [05-06] - folk [***]
  • Dan McCarthy: Songs of the Doomed: Some Jaded, Atavistic Freakout (TPR) - jazz
  • Joe McCarthy's Afro Bop Alliance Big Band: The Pan American Nutcracker Suite (Angel Face) - jazz
  • Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson: Night Comes Falling ()
  • Jono McCleery: Moonlit Parade () [04-29]
  • Delbert McClinton: Outdated Emotion (Thirty Tigers) [05-13]
  • Cass McCombs: Heartmind (Anti-) [08-19]
  • Andy McCoy: Jukebox Junkie ()
  • Wills McKenna/Norman W Long/Ishmael Ali/Bill Harris: Anemoi (Amalgam) - jazz
  • Bret McKenzie: Songs Without Jokes (Sub Pop) [08-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Arlo McKinley: This Mess We're In (Oh Boy) [07-15] - country [*]
  • Val McKnight: Ain't Nothin' Like a Country Boy () - blues
  • Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc) [08-26] - blues [*]
  • Jensen McRae: Are You Happy Now? (Human Re Sources) [03-22] - singer-songwriter
  • Tate McRae: I Used to Think I Could Fly (RCA) [05-27] - pop [***]
  • Makaya McCraven: In These Times (International Anthem) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Del McCoury Band: Almost Proud (McCoury Music) [02-18] - bluegrass
  • John McCowen: Models of Duration (Dinzu Artefacts/Astral Spirits) [09-09] - jazz [B]
  • Larry McCray: Blues Without You (KTBA) [03-25] - blues
  • Fergus McCreadie: Forest Floor (Edition) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jamie McDell: Jamie McDell (self-released) [02-25] - country
  • Aaron McDonnell: Too Many Days Like Saturday Night () [02-04] - country
  • June McDoom: June McDoom (Temporary Residence -EP) [10-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Rachel McElhiney: I Love It Here (-EP) [05-29]
  • Ben McElroy: How I Learnt to Disengage From the Pack () [01-28]
  • Carson McHone: Still Life (Merge) [02-25] - alt-country [*]
  • James Vincent McMorrow: The Less I Knew () [06-20]
  • Jim McNeely/Frankfurt Radio Big Band Featuring Chris Potter: Rituals (Double Moon) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Joe McPhee/Jen Clare Paulson/Brian Labycz: The Mystery J (Corbett vs Dempsey -21) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Route 84 Quarantine Blues (Corbett vs Dempsey -21) [2021-12-13] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Juma Sultan: The Sweet Spot (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: Existential Moments (Not Two) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee & Tomeka Reid: Let Our Rejoicing Rise (Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • McPhee Marker: McPhee Marker (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Wilson Meadows: Wilson, Last Name Meadows () - blues
  • Meat Wave: Malign Hex (Swami)
  • Mechina: Venator (self) [01-01] - symphonic metal
  • Medicine Singers: Medicine Singers (Joyful Noise) [07-01]
  • Mediopicky: Mediopicky ()
  • Meekz: Respect the Come Up (Neighbourhood) [11-18] - UK hip-hop
  • Meer: Playing House (Karisma -21) - jazz
  • Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway: Stranger: Back to the Lab (self-released)
  • Megadeth: The Sick, the Dying . . . and the Dead! (Tradecraft) [09-02] - thrash metal
  • Megalon: Pandora's Box (Above Board Projects)
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Traumazine (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment) [08-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Hermon Mehari: Asmara (Komos) [11-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau: Jacob's Ladder (Nonesuch) [03-18] - jazz [B]
  • Elan Mehler: There Is a Dance (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Francisco Mela/Shinya Lin: Motions Vol 1 (577) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Francisco Mela and Zoh Amba: Causa Y Efecto Vol 1 (577) [09-30] - jazz
  • Melby: Looks Like a Map () [10-11] - indie rock
  • Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet: For the Love of Fire and Water (RogueArt) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Melingo: S'il Vous Plait ()
  • John Mellencamp: Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (Republic) [01-21] - heartland rock
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Emotional Eternal (Domino) [04-29]
  • Melody's Echo Chamber: Unfold (Domino/Fat Possum) [09-30] - neo-psychedelia
  • Melt Yourself Down: Pray for Me I Don't Fit (Decca) [02-25] - art punk [*]
  • Melting Palms: Noise Between the Shades () [08-26]
  • Melts: Maelstrom (Mother Sky) [06-17]
  • Melvins: Bad Mood Rising (Amphetamine Reptile) [08-14] - sludge metal
  • MeMo: Business of Healing () [04-29]
  • Memphis May Fire: Remade in Misery (Rise) [06-03] - metal
  • Maria Mendes: Saudade, Colours of Love (Challenge) - jazz
  • Vic Mensa: Vino Valentino (Roc Nation -EP) [02-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Rose Mercie: ¿Kieres Agua? () [05-04]
  • Meridian Brothers/El Grupo Renacimento: Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimento (Ansonia) [08-05] - Latin [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Earthshine (Origin) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Magi Merlin: Gone Girl (-EP) [05-27]
  • Merina Gris: Zerua Orain ()
  • Elias Merino & Daniel Del Rio: Structures for Wave Field Synthesis (Superpang) [01-01] - electroacoustic
  • Alice Merton: SIDES (Mom + Pop) [06-17] - indie pop
  • Merzbow & Lawrence English: Eternal Stalker (Dais)
  • Meshuggah: Immutable (Atomic Fire) [04-01] - groove metal
  • Messa: Close (Svart) [03-11] - doom metal
  • Paul Messina: Blue Fire (GVAP Music -21) [2021-11-15] - jazz [B-]
  • Metric: Formentera (Metric Music International) [07-08] - electropop [**]
  • Metro Boomin: Heroes & Villains (Boominati/Republic) [12-02] - trap
  • Metrolight: Copyright Strike (Tee Pee -EP) [02-11] - electropop
  • Metronomy: Small World (Because Music) [02-18] - synthpop [**]
  • Hendrik Meurkens/The WDR Big Band: Samba Jazz Odyssey (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Meyhem Lauren & Daringer: Black Vladimir () [08-26] - hip-hop
  • MGMT: 11-11-11 (MGMT) [11-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • MIA: Mata (Island) [10-14] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • Michaela Anne: Oh to Be That Free (Yep Roc) - country
  • Michelle: After Dinner We Talk Dreams (Transgressive) [03-04] - r&b
  • Midlake: For the Sake of Bethel Woods (ATO) [03-18] - folk-rock [B]
  • Midland: The Last Resort: Greetings From (Big Machine) [05-06]
  • Midnight: Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade) [03-04] - speed metal
  • The Midnight: Heroes (Counter) [09-09]
  • Midnight Oil: Resist (Sony) [02-18]
  • Raul Midon: Eclectic Adventurist (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Midwich Cuckoos: Death or Glory () [04-08]
  • Anna Mieke: Theatre () [11-18]
  • Mighty Mystic: Giant () [03-18]
  • Xose Miguelez: Contradictio (Origin) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Miiesha: Smoke & Mirrors () [06-10]
  • Mike: Beware of the Monkey () - hip-hop
  • Mike, Wiki & the Alchemist: One More (ALC) [11-25] - hip-hop
  • Mikey Mike: Life on Earth Vol 2 () [11-11]
  • Milky Chance: Trip Tape II () [10-05]
  • Adam Miller: Gateway () [02-11]
  • Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Nearness (Sunnyside) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Miller: Trust (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Rainy Miller: Desquamation (Fire, Burn. Nobody) (Head II) [11-02]
  • Rhett Miller: The Misfit (ATO) [09-16] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Roger Clark Miller: Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Pip Millett: When Everything Is Better, I'll Let You Know () [10-21]
  • Flo Milli: You Still Here, Ho? (RCA) [07-20] - pop rap [**]
  • Drake Milligan: Dallas/Fort Worth (Stoney Creek) [09-15] - country
  • Milly: Eternal Ring () [09-30] - shoegaze
  • Miloe: Gaps (Loma Vista -EP) [09-16]
  • Dom Minasi: Me Myself and I (Unseen Rain -21) - jazz
  • Mind Fiber: Ya Cha Ban (Dusty Ballz) - jazz
  • Minder: Sanctuary () [11-25]
  • Mindforce: New Lords (Triple B) [09-16] - hardcore punk
  • Minibeast: On Ice (self-released) [04-01]
  • Minikingz: Iconicy () [07-29]
  • John Minnock: Simplicity (Dot Time) [05-20] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mint Green: All Girls Go to Heaven (Pure Noise) [06-03]
  • Ela Minus & DJ Python: [Heart] () [09-16] - electronic
  • Minute Taker: Wolf Hours () [01-28]
  • Miraculous Mule: Old Bones, New Fire () [08-06]
  • Arif Mirbaghi/Kaveh Ghaffari/Farhad Safari: Saqqakhaneh Vol 2 (Qame Feraq -EP) [01-05] - jazz
  • Abel Mireles: Amino (Sunnyside) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Misery Index: Complete Control (Century Media) [05-13] - metal
  • Miso Extra: Great Taste (Beatnik Creative -EP) [03-04]
  • Mister Goblin: Bunny (Exploding in Sound) [04-22]
  • Anais Mitchell: Anais Mitchell (BMG) [01-28] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Nicole Mitchell & Fabio Paolozzi: Medusae (Don Giovanni) [09-05] - jazz
  • Tyler Mitchell Featuring Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows (Mahakala Music) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Gabriele Mitelli/John Edwards/Mark Sanders: Three Tsuru Origami (We Insist) - jazz
  • Mitski: Laurel Hell (Dead Oceans) [02-04] - indie pop [*]
  • Miyeon: My (Cube Entertainment -EP) [04-27] - K-pop
  • Mizmor & Thou: Myopia (Gilead Media) [04-22]
  • ML Wah: Mirrored Night ()
  • MO: Motordrome (Sony Music UK) [01-28] - synthpop
  • Mo Troper: MTV (Lame-O) [09-02] - twee-pop
  • Mdou Moctar: Niger EP Vol 1 (Matador -EP) [08-24] - Saharan [***]
  • Mdou Moctar: Afrique Refait (A Remix Album) () -
  • Moby: Reprise/Remixes (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-20] - electronic
  • Moderat: More D4ta (Monkeytown) [05-13] - downtempo [**]
  • Modern Error: Victim of a Modern Age () [01-21] - melodic hardcore
  • The Modern Folk One: The Modern Folk One ()
  • Modern Jazz Trio With Rick Margitza: Community Standards (AMM) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Modern Nature: Island of Noise (Bella Union) [01-28] - indie folk
  • Modern Studies: We Are There (Fire) [02-18] - folk rock
  • Elizabeth Moen: Wherever You Aren't () [11-11]
  • Charnett Moffett Trio: Live (Motema -EP -21) [2021-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Abul Mogard: In a Few Places Along the River () [02-01] - ambient
  • Tumi Mogorosi: Group Theory: Black Music (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil) [07-08] - jazz [B]
  • Billy Mohler: Anatomy (Contagious Music) [06-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Moin: Paste (AD 93) [10-28] - experimental rock
  • Tony Molina: In the Fade (Run for Cover) [08-12]
  • Per Mollehoj/Kirk Knuffke/Thommy Andersson: 'S Wonderful (Stunt) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Hedvig Mollestad & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Maternity Beat (Rune Grammofon) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • Mom Jeans: Sweet Tooth (Counter Intuitive) [02-25] - emo-pop
  • Carlo Mombelli: Lullaby for Planet Earth (Clap Your Hands) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Momma: Household Name (Polyvinyl) [07-01] - alt-rock [*]
  • Marc Mommaas: The Impressionist (Sunnyside) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tony Monaco: Four Brothers (Chicken Coup) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Mondak: Glass Spheres (Summit) - jazz
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live in Lisbon (Robalo Music) - jazz
  • Drori Mondlak & Karolina Strassmayer: Freescapes (Lilypad) - jazz
  • Mondo Grosso: Big World (ASAB) [02-09] - deep house
  • TS Monk: Live: Two Continents One Groove (Storyville) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Monkey House: Remember the Audio () - jazz
  • The Monochrome Set: Allhallowtide (Tapete) [03-11]
  • Monodrama: Mndrmooaa (Everlasting) [01-14] - jazz
  • Monophonics: Sage Motel (Colemine) [05-13]
  • Monoscopes: Painkillers and Wine (Big Black Car) [01-28]
  • Michael Monroe: I Live Too Fast to Die Young (Silver Lining) [06-10]
  • Monsta X: Shape of Love (Starship -EP) [04-26]
  • Monster Rally: Botanica Dream () [07-22] - instrumental hip-hop
  • Monster Truck: Warriors ()
  • French Montana & Harry Fraud: Montega () [06-24] - hip-hop
  • Elisa Monteiro: Muda (PMC [Producao de Musica Contemporaea) - jazz
  • Roy Montgomery: Audiotherapy (Grapefruit) [03-04] - experimental
  • Montparnasse Musique: Archeology (Real World) [10-21] - Afrobeat [A-]
  • Monuments: In Stasis (Century Media) [04-15] - metal
  • Moodring: Stargazer (UNFD) [06-10]
  • Franc Moody: Into the Ether () [09-02] - nu-disco
  • Suzi Moon: Dumb and In Luv ()
  • Moon Panda: What on Earth (Fierce Panda) [03-04]
  • Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) [05-13] - metal
  • Moonchild: Starfruit (Tru Thoughts) [02-11]
  • Moonchild Sanelly: Phases (Transgressive) [06-10] - African [A-]
  • Andy Moor & Tommaso Rolando: Sessione Pre Angiou (Torto Editions) - jazz
  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes (Anti-) [07-01] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Art Moore: Art Moore (Anti-) [08-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Mandy Moore: In Real Life (Verve) [05-13]
  • NO Moore: Llanfechain (Scatter) - jazz
  • Thurston Moore/Mats Gustafsson/Stephen O'Malley: Born Without Word/At a Worn (Slowboy -21) - jazz
  • Thurston Moore: Screen Time (Southern Lord) [02-25]
  • Mopes: Unwound () [02-18] - hip-hop
  • Kevin Morby: This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans) [05-13] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • More Kicks: Punch Drunk (Dirtnap)
  • Moreish Idols: Float (Speedy Wunderground -EP) [08-12]
  • John Moreland: Birds in the Ceiling (Thirty Tigers) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Gabriel Moreno: The Year of the Rat (self-released) [01-16]
  • Joyce Moreno: Brasileiras Cancoes (Biscoito Fino) [08-05] - Brazilian jazz [**]
  • Mike Moreno: Standards From Film (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Justin Morell: Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth (Sonic Frenzy) - jazz
  • Tommaso Moretti: Inside Out (Bace) [05-06] - jazz
  • Mud Morganfield: Mud (Delmark) - blues
  • Chloe Moriondo: Puppy Luv (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [04-08]
  • Chloe Moriondo: Suckerpunch (Fueled by Ramen/Elektra) [10-07] - elecropop
  • Meg Morley Trio: Journey Through Home (33Jazz) - jazz
  • Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (Rootball -21) [2021-12-14] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • MorMor: Semblance (Don't Guess) [11-04]
  • Dado Moroni/Jesper Lundgaard/Lee Pearson: There Is No Greater Love (Storyville) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Morris: Pocket Guides (OA2) [06-17] - jazz [B-]
  • David John Morris: Wyld Love Songs ()
  • Jay Morris Group: Tell My Story () - blues
  • Kendra Morris: Nine Lives (Karma Chief) [02-18]
  • Maren Morris: Humble Quest (Columbia Nashville) [03-25] - country [***]
  • Rae Morris: Rachel@Fairyland () [07-08]
  • Angeline Morrison: The Brown Girl and Other Folk Songs (self-released) [05-01]
  • Angeline Morrison: The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience (Topic) [10-07]
  • Carla Morrison: El Renacimiento (Cosmica) [04-29]
  • Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take? (Exile) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • PJ Morton: Watch the Sun (Morton/Empire) [04-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Mortuous: Upon Desolation () [09-16] - death metal
  • Shannen Moser: The Sun Still Seems to Move (Lame-O) [09-30]
  • Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith: Purecircle (Balance Point Acoustics) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Moskus: Papirfuglen (Hubro) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jamal Moss: Thanks 4 the Tracks U Lost (Modern Love) [04-27] - outsider house [***]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Disasters Vol 1 (Hot Cup) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Moten/Brandon Lopez/Gerald Cleaver: Moten/Lopez/Cleaver (Reading Group) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Moth Cock: Invisible Pranks (Hausu Mountain)
  • Mother of Graves: Where the Shadows Adorn (Wise Blood) [10-14] - metal
  • Motherhood: Winded () [06-24]
  • Mothermary: I Am Your God (Italians Do It Better) [01-28] - synthpop
  • Motionless in White: Scoring the End of the World () [06-10] - metalcore
  • Kyle Motl: Hydra Nightingale (Infrequent Seams) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Motor Sister: Get Off (Metal Blade) [05-06] - metal
  • Motorcade: See You in the Nothing (Idol)
  • Motorpsycho: Ancient Astronauts (Stickman) [08-19]
  • Moundabout: Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones () [07-29]
  • Nancy Mounir: Nozhet El Nofous (Simsara) [06-03] - Arabic [B]
  • Mount Kimbie: MK 35: Die Cuts/City Planning (Warp) [11-04] - techno
  • Mount Westmore: Snoop, Cube, 40, $hort () [12-09] - hip-hop
  • Mountain Coast: Phases (Shifting Paradigm) [09-16] - jazz
  • The Mountain Goats: Bleed Out (Merge) [08-19] - indie rock [A-]
  • Louis Moutin/Jowee Omicil/Francois Moutin: MOM (Laborie Jazz) [10-25] - jazz [***]
  • Ana Moura: Casa Guilhermina (Sony) [11-11] - fado
  • Moynihan: Black Brook () [09-30]
  • MPU101: MPU102 ()
  • Mr Fingers: Around the Sun Pt 1 (Alleviated) [05-16] - house [**]
  • Mt Joy: Orange Blood (Island) [06-17]
  • Mt Oriander: Then the Lightness Leaves and I Become Heavy Again () [10-21] - emo
  • μ-Ziq: Goodbye (Planet Mu -EP) [04-01] - electronic
  • μ-Ziq: Magic Pony Ride (Planet Mu) [06-10] - electronic
  • Mud City Manglers: Heart Full of Hate () [01-28]
  • Muddy Monk: Ultra Dynamic Kid () [04-01]
  • Tobin Mueller: Prestidigitation (self-released) [06-22] - jazz [B-]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 011 (Jazz Is Dead) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 14: Henry Franklin (Jazz Is Dead) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Kjetil Mulelid Trio: Who Do You Love the Most? (Rune Grammofon) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Nick Mulvey: New Mythology (Fiction) [06-10]
  • Marcus Mumford: (Self-Titled) (Island) [09-16]
  • Muna: Muna (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) [06-24] - indie pop [*]
  • Municipal Waste: Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) [07-01] - metal
  • MuniMuni's: MuniMuni's 33 (MuniMuni's) [03-25] - jazz
  • Munly & the Lupercalians: Kinnery of Lupercalia: Undelivered Region (SCAC)
  • Mura Masa: Demon Time (Polydor) [09-16] - glitch hop
  • Murder by Death: Spell/Bound (Many Hats) [07-29] - country
  • Murkage Dave: The City Needs a Hero () [05-27]
  • The Murlocs: Rapscallion (ATO) [09-16] - alt/indie
  • David Murray/Brad Jones/Hamid Drake Brave New World Trio: Seriana Promethea (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Muscadine Bloodline: Dispatch to 16th Ave (Stancaster Music) [02-04] - country
  • Muse: Will of the People (Helium 3/Warner) [08-26] - alt rock
  • Mush: Down Tools (Memphis Industries) [07-08] - postpunk [**]
  • The Muslims: Fuck These Fucking Fascists (Epitaph -21) [2021-09-24] - punk [***]
  • Charlie Musselwhite: Mississippi Son () [06-03]
  • Rachel Musson/NO Moore/Olie Brice/Eddie Prevost: Under the Sun (Matchless) - jazz
  • Mustasch: A Final Warning: Chapter One (Tritonus -EP -21)
  • Mutautu: Graveyard of Giants (Mutautu)
  • Mxmtoon: Rising (AWAL) [05-20] - pop [A-]
  • My Disco: Alter Schwede (-21) [2021-11-29]
  • My Idea: That's My Idea (Hardly Art -EP -21) [2021-07-30] - alt/indie [**]
  • My Idea: Cry Mfer (Hardly Art) [04-22] [***]
  • My Sleeping Karma: Atma (Napalm)
  • Whiskey Myers: Tornillo (Wiggy Thump/Thirty Tigers) [07-29] - country
  • Kim Myhr: Up to the Sun Shall Go Your Heartche (Hubro) [06-15] - jazz
  • Kim Myhr: Sympathetic Magic (Hubro) [08-19] - jazz
  • Jasmine Myra: Horizons (Gondwana) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Mysie: Joyride (70Hz -EP) [05-13]
  • The Mysterines: Reeling (Fiction) [03-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Mythic Sunship: Light/Flux () [09-30]
  • N Chambers: Mirage Colony () [01-31]
  • Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar: Special Fin D'Annee 2022 (self-released -EP) [12-30] - African [**]
  • Bill Nace: Through a Room (Drag City) [11-11]
  • Nadja: Luminous Rot (Southern Lord -21) [2021-05-21] - metal
  • Marissa Nadler: The Wrath of the Clouds (Sacred Bones -EP) [02-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Leona Naess: Brood X () [06-03]
  • Sana Nagano: Anime Mundi (577) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Nikki Nair: Renormalization Support Group () [09-09] - electronic
  • Nate Najar: Jazz Samba Pra Sempre (BlueLine) - jazz
  • Nakama: New World (Nakama) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Nalley Band With Houston Person: I Want a Little Boy (Kim Nalley Productions) - jazz [***]
  • Nancy: English Leather (Blame) [10-28] - glam rock
  • Napalm Death: Resentment Is Always Seismic: A Final Throw of Throes (Century Media -EP) [02-11] - grindcore
  • Randy Napoleon: Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Napoleon Da Legend & Clypto: Maison De Medici () [03-11] - hip-hop
  • Qasim Naqvi/Wadada Leo Smith/Andrew Cyrille: Two Centuries (Red Hook) - jazz [***]
  • Narcissus: A Sense of Place () [10-21]
  • Nas: Magic (Mass Appeal -EP -21) [2021-12-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Nas: King's Disease III (Mass Appeal) [11-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • Nina Nastasia: Riderless Horse (Temporary Residence) [07-22] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rico Nasty: Las Ruinas (Sugar Trap/Atlantic) [07-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Native Sound System: Nativeworld (Native) [08-18] - African [*]
  • Natural Flavorsz: Homage ()
  • Nav: Demons Protected by Angels (XO/Republic) - hip-hop
  • Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (NNA Tapes) [08-16] - electronic [**]
  • Nayeon: Im Nayeon (JYP -EP) [06-24] - K-pop
  • NCT Dream: Glitch Mode (SM Entertainment) [03-28] - K-pop
  • Ne-Yo: Self Explanatory (Motown) [07-15]
  • Tyree Neal: Young Goat of the Blues () - blues
  • Nebula: Transmissions From Mothership Earth (Heavy Psych Sounds) [07-22]
  • Nechochwen: Kanawha Black (Bindrune) [05-13] - black metal
  • The Necromancers: Where the Void Rose (Necromancers) -
  • Negative Plane: The Pact . . . (Invictus) [04-30] - black metal
  • Negroni's Trio: Esperanzas/Hopes (Sony Latin) - jazz
  • Neighbor Lady: For the Birds (Park the Van) [07-01]
  • Tami Neilson: Kingmaker (Outside Music) [07-15] - country [***]
  • Ana Nelson: Bridges (Ana Nelson Music) [09-02] - jazz
  • Bill Nelson: Electra (In Search of the Golden Sound) (Dreamsville)
  • Josh Nelson/Bob Bowman Collective: Tomorrow Is Not Promised (Steel Bird Music) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Sean Nelson's New London Big Band: Social Hour! (MAMA) [03-04] - jazz [B]
  • Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Legacy) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Andris Nelsons/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra: Strauss (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-06] - classical
  • Haru Nemuri: Shunka Ryougen (TO3S) [04-22] - J-rock
  • Emily Nenni: On the Ranch (New West) - country
  • Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon De L'amour (Cruz Del Sur) [02-18] - fuzz metal [-]
  • Nerves Baddington: Micro (Apt B Productions) [02-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Nerves Baddington: Macro (Apt B Productions) [02-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Nina Nesbitt: Alskar (Cooking Vinyl) [09-02] - pop
  • Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City (Sunnyside) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Marius Neset/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Edward Gardner: Manhade (Chandos) [01-07]
  • New Impressionz: Energy Set 3 ()
  • New Jeans: New Jeans (Ador -EP) [08-01] - K-pop
  • New Monuments: Language Is the Skin (Torn Light) - jazz
  • New Standard Quintet: Another Time, Another Place (New Standard Music) - jazz
  • NewDad: Banshee (Fair Youth -EP) [02-09]
  • NHC: Intakes & Outtakes () [02-04] - hard rock
  • Nicfit: Fuse (Upset the Rhythm) [01-14] - garage punk
  • Caleb Nichols: Ramon (Kill Rock Stars) [06-24]
  • Maggie Nicols: Are You Ready? (Otoroku) [10-21] - jazz [*]
  • Nickelback: Get Rollin' (BMG) [11-18] - hard rock
  • Nicole Fau Naiv: Moon Rally () [04-08]
  • Judy Niemack: What's Love (Sunnyside) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Tomas Niesner: Becvou () [04-01]
  • Lucas Niggli/Matthias Loibner: Still Storm (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Night Demon: Year of the Demon (Century Media) [03-25] - metal
  • Night Is Alive: Old New Borrowed & Blue (Night Is Alive) [01-05] - jazz
  • Night Palace: Diving Rings (Park the Van) [04-01]
  • Night Shop: Forever Night (Dangerbird) [02-11]
  • Night Tales: Proof ()
  • The Nightingales: The Last Laugh () [10-14]
  • Nightlands: Moonshine (Western Vinyl) [07-15]
  • Nightmare: Cruel Liars () [10-14]
  • Nightports/Tom Herbert: Nightports w/Tom Herbert (The Leaf Label) [04-29]
  • Nightshift: Made of the Earth (Trouble in Mind)
  • Nigo: I Know Nigo! (Victor Victor/Republic) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Nik Colk Void: Bucked Up Space (Mego) [04-08]
  • Niki: Nicole (88rising) [08-12] - indie pop
  • Nikolaienko: Nostalgia Por Mesozoica (Muscut) [04-01] - tribal ambient
  • Elsa Nilsson: Atlas of Sound: Coast Redwoods: 41°32'09.8"N 124°04'35.5"W (Ears & Eyes) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave (ECM) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Paal Nilssen-Love Circus: Pairs of Three (PNL) [11-04] - jazz [***]
  • Molly Nilsson: Extreme (Dark Skies Association) [01-15] - synthpop
  • Carlos Nino & Friends: Extra Presence (International Anthem) [07-22] - [*]
  • The Ninth Wave: Heavy Like a Headache (Distiller) [03-18] - post-punk
  • Yu Nishiyama: A Lotus in the Mud (Next Level) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Nite: Voices of the Kronian Moon (Season of Mist) [03-25] - metal
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Dirt Does Dylan ()
  • Liew Niyomkarn: I Think of Another Time When You Heart It ()
  • NLE Choppa: Me Vs Me (Warner) [01-28] - trap
  • Nnamdi: Please Have a Seat (Secretly Canadian) [10-07] - art pop
  • No Age: People Helping People (Drag City) [09-16] - alt/indie [**]
  • No Rome: It's All Smiles (Dirty Hit -21) [2021-12-03] - alt r&b
  • The Ano Nobo Quartet: The Strings of Sao Domingos (Ostinato) [02-25] - Afro-latin [*]
  • NOBRO: Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar (Dine Alone -EP) [02-23]
  • NoCap: Mr Crawford (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [04-29] - hip-hop
  • Mike Nock/Hamish Stuart/Julien Wilson/Jonathan Zwartz: Another Dance (Lionsharerecords) [02-04] - jazz
  • Andrew Rathbun's Nodes: Incubated Dilemma Machine (Koshkil) [10-21] - jazz
  • Ian Noe: River Fools & Mountain Saints (Thirty Tigers) [03-25] - country [A-]
  • Jerome Noetinger & Lasse Marhaug: Top (Erstwhile) [02-22] - EAI
  • Hatis Noit: Aura (Erased Tapes) [06-24]
  • Nok Cultural Ensemble: Njhyi () [10-14]
  • Adam Nolan: Listen to Me Now (self) - jazz
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Full Circle (Newvelle) [12-16] - jazz
  • Noori & His Dorpa Band: Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast (Ostinato) [06-03] - African [***]
  • Nord1kone/DJ Mrok: Tower of Babylon (SplitSLAM) [09-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Norma Jean: Deathrattle Sing for Me (Solid State) [08-12] - metalcore
  • Matt North: Bullies in the Backyard (self-released) [02-11] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West) [01-28] - blues [*]
  • Nosaj Thing: Continua (LuckyMe) [10-27]
  • NoSo: Stay Proud of Me (Partisan) [07-08]
  • Nordic Union: Animalistic (Frontiers) [08-12]
  • Timothy Norton: Visions of Phaedrus (Truth Revolution) [11-04] - jazz [***]
  • Nova Twins: Supernova (333 Wreckords Crew) [06-17] [A-]
  • Novelist: 4 Tha Homiez () [05-27] - UK hip-hop
  • November Ultra: Bedroom Walls () [04-08]
  • Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica: Riverside (Outside In Music) [01-22] - jazz [***]
  • Thandi Ntuli: Bik Elijah & the Children of Meroe (Next Music) [07-08] - jazz
  • The Nu Band: In Memory of Mark Whitecage: The Nu Band Live at the Bopshop (Not Two) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • The Nu Band: Renual (Not Two) - jazz
  • Nu Genea: Bar Mediterraneo (NG/Carosello) [05-13] - funk
  • Nudista: Halfway Here (Sad Club -EP) [04-01]
  • NUG: Napping Under God ()
  • Paolo Nutini: Last Night in the Bittersweet (Atlantic) [07-01]
  • Nutrients: Different Bridges (Earth Libraries) [08-05]
  • Nwando Ebizie: The Swan () [07-22]
  • Lina Nyberg Band: Anniverse (Hoob) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • NYO Jazz: We're Still Here (self-released) - jazz
  • NZE NZE: Adzi Akai () [10-21] - post-industrial
  • Marc O: L'Homme De L'Ombre (Plastic Sound) [06-25]
  • Roisin O: Courageous () [04-29]
  • Chris Oatts: Personalities (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Sinead O'Brien: Time Bend and Break the Bower (Chess Club) [06-10] [***]
  • Bill O'Connell: A Change Is Gonna Come (Savant) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Mark O'Connor: Markology II (OMAC -21) [2021-04-19] - folk [*]
  • Aoife O'Donovan: Age of Apathy (Yep Roc) [01-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Fandango at the Wall in New York (Tiger Turn) [09-29] - jazz
  • Damian O'Neill: An Crann () [11-25]
  • Jim O'Rourke/Eiko Ishibashi/Joe Talia: Patrick (self-released)
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Driven () [07-22]
  • Mali Obomsawin: Sweet Tooth (Out of Your Head) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Obongjayar: Some Nights I Dream of Doors (September) [05-13] - neo-soul [**]
  • Roberto Occhipinti: The Next Step () - jazz
  • Ocean Grove: Up in the Air Forever (UNFD) [04-22]
  • Oceanator: Nothing's Ever Fine (Polyvinyl) [04-08]
  • Oceans of Slumber: Starlight and Ash (Century Media) [07-22] - gothic rock
  • October Drift: I Don't Belong Anywhere () [10-14] - shoegaze
  • Tom Odell: Best Day of My Life (Mtheory) [10-28] - indie pop
  • Odesza: The Last Goodbye (Foreign Family/Ninja Tune) [07-22] - progressive house [**]
  • Of Montreal: Freewave Lucifer F*ck F*ck F*ck (Polyvinyl) [07-29] - art pop
  • Of Virtue: Sinner (Arising Empire -EP) [08-12]
  • Off!: Free LSD (Fat Possum) [09-30] - punk rock [**]
  • Office Culture: Big Time Things (Northern Spy) [09-30]
  • OG Keemo: Mann Beisst Hund ()
  • Emeka Ogboh: 6°30'33.372"N 3°22'0.66"E () [07-29] - ambient dub
  • The OGJB Quartet: Ode to O (TUM) [01-22] - jazz [***]
  • Dina Ogon: Dina Ogon ()
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: Freedom Suite (CFG Multimedia) - jazz [A-]
  • Oh Hiroshima: Myriad (Napalm) [03-04] - post rock
  • Ohyung: Imagine Naked! (NNA Tapes) [04-22]
  • Ojerime: Bad Influence (Never Seven) [10-14] - alt r&b
  • OK:KO: Liesu (We Jazz) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Takuro Okada: Betsu No Jikan ()
  • Hiroki Okano: Beyond the Dreamsphere (Domo)
  • Miles Okazaki: Thisness (Pi) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Oki: Tonkori in the Moonlight (Mais Um Discos) [02-04]
  • The Oklahoma Kid: Tangerine Tragic (Arising Empire) [06-03] - metalcore
  • OKZharp: Outside the Ride (Hyperdub -EP) [08-05] - footwork
  • Ol' Savannah: They Lie in Wait (Anticapital) [05-25] - folk [**]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (ATO) [04-22] - bluegrass [B]
  • Old Fire: Voids (Western Vinyl)
  • Old Town Crier: You ()
  • Angel Olsen: Big Time (Jagjaguwar) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Matt Olson: Open Spaces (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Omah Lay: Boy Alone () [07-15]
  • Omar-S: Can't Change (FXHE) [04-22] - funky house
  • Ombiigizi: Sewn Back Together (Arts & Crafts) [02-10]
  • Omerta: Collection Particuliere () [06-03]
  • Hinako Omori: A Journey . . . (Houndstooth) [03-18]
  • Once Human: Scar Weaver (EarMusic) [02-11] - groove metal
  • JS Ondara: Spanish Villager No 3 (Verve) [09-16] - country [*]
  • One Eleven Heavy: Poolside ()
  • One Flew West: The Blur () [03-25]
  • One Leg One Eye: And Take the Black Worm With Me () - folk
  • One More Grain: Beans on Toast With Pythagoras () [03-18]
  • Oneida: Success (Joyful Noise) [08-19]
  • Onew: Dice (SM Entertainment -EP) [04-11] - K-pop
  • Oni: Loathing Light (Ironshore) [06-17]
  • Onsegen Ensemble: Realms (Svart)
  • Onsloow: Onsloow () [01-21]
  • Oort Smog: Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother (AKP) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Opus 5: Swing on This (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Opus Kink: 'Til the Stream Runs Dry (-EP) [06-17]
  • Orango: Mohican (Stickman)
  • William Orbit: The Painter (Warner) [08-26]
  • The Orchids: Dreaming Kind () [09-02]
  • Bill Orcutt: Music for Four Guitars (Palilalia) [09-02] - avant [**]
  • ORD: Apri Och Tystnad (Havtorn) [03-18] - jazz
  • ORD: Hemligheter Pa Vagen (self-released) - jazz
  • Ordnance Survey: Nomos: O Riada Reimagined (Scintilla)
  • The Order of the 12: Lore of the Land (Group Mind) [02-04]
  • Michael Orenstein: Aperture (Origin) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Organ Tapes: Chang Zhe Na Wu Ren Wen Jim De Ge Yao (Worldwide Unlimited) [04-28] - ambient pop
  • The Orielles: Tableau (Heavenly) [10-07] - dream pop
  • Oriental Brothers International Band: Oku Ngwo Di Ochi (Palenque) [06-05] - African [A-]
  • Orion Sun: Getaway (Mom + Pop -EP) [03-11]
  • ORk: Screamnasium (Kscope) [10-21]
  • Bobby Oroza: Get on the Otherside (Big Crown) [06-10]
  • Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos/Rebecca Martin/Larry Grenadier: After Midnight (CARA) [01-12] - vocal jazz
  • Orthodox: Proceed (Alone) - doom metal
  • Beth Orton: Weather Alive (Partisan) [09-23] - art pop [**]
  • Rude Skott Osborn Trio: The Virtue of Temperance (El Paraiso)
  • Joan Osborne: Radio Waves (Womanly Hips) [02-18]
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9 (Epic) [09-09] - heavy metal [B-]
  • Osees: A Foul Form (Castle Face) [08-12] - garage punk
  • Kresten Osgood: Plays the Organ for You (April) [06-03] - jazz
  • Osheyack: Intimate Publics (Svbkvlt) [06-08] - deconstructed club
  • Miles Osland: Collaborations Volume 3: Swedish Connections (Mark) - jazz
  • Oso Oso: Sore Thumb (Triple Crown) [03-18] - indie rock
  • The Ostara Project: The Ostara Project (Cellar) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • John Oswald/Henry Kaiser/Paul Plimley: At One Time (Improvisations for Cecil Taylor) (Metalanguage -21) - jazz
  • Margaux Oswald: Dysphotic Zone (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Otoboke Beaver: Super Champon (Damnably) [05-06] - punk
  • The Otolith: Folium Limina (Blues Funeral) - doom
  • Ouat: Elastic Bricks (Umlaut) [01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Ouat: The Strange Adventures of Jesper Klint: Ouat Plays Per Henrik Wallin (Umlaut) [11-16] - jazz
  • Quinn Oulton: Alexithymia (DeepMatter) - jazz
  • Our Lady Peace: Spiritual Machines II () [01-28]
  • Out of Service: The Ground Beneath Me () [06-03]
  • Out to Dinner: Food Is Medicine (Posi-Tone) [09-23] - jazz
  • Ovens: Ovens (Tank Crimes)
  • Kelly Lee Owens: LP.8 (Smalltown Supersound) [04-29] - post-industrial [B]
  • Oxbow & Peter Brotzmann: An Eternal Reminder of Not Today: Live at Moers (Trost) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Keith Oxman: This One's for Joey (Capri) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Abiodun Oyewole: Gratitude (AFAR) [01-28] - African
  • Oysterband: Read the Sky () [03-04]
  • Abbie Ozard: Water Based Lullabies (House Anxiety -EP) [07-01]
  • P'tit Belliveau: Un Homme Et Son Piano (Bonsound) [04-01]
  • Anne Paceo: SHAMANES () - jazz
  • Alix Page: Old News (-EP) [01-28]
  • PAKT [Percy Jones/Alex Skolnick/Kenny Grohowski/Tim Motzer]: Live in Buffalo, December 15, 2021 (Moonjune) [02-15] - jazz
  • Palace: Shoals (Fiction) [01-21] - indie rock
  • Palaye Royale: Fever Dream (Sumerian) [10-28]
  • Leo PaLayeng: Riddles of Tong Kicol ()
  • Pale Blue Eyes: Souvenirs (Full Time Hobby) [09-02]
  • Pale Waves: Unwanted (Dirty Hit) [08-12]
  • Nerina Pallot: I Don't Know What I'm Doing () [06-17]
  • Palm: Nicks and Grazes (Saddle Creek) [10-14]
  • Jason Palmer: Con Alma (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Palmistry: Tinkerbell ()
  • Pan-American: The Patience Fader (Kranky) [02-18] - ambient
  • Panda Bear & Sonic Boom: Reset (Domino) [08-12] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • Misha Panfilov: The Sea Will Outlive Is All ()
  • Misha Panfilov: Momentum ()
  • Misha Panfilov: Penza Penza ()
  • Panic! at the Disco: Viva Las Vengeance (Fueled by Ramen) [08-19] - glam rock
  • Panic Shack: Panic Shack (Brace Yourself -EP) [04-08]
  • Pantha Du Prince: Garden Gaia (Modern) [ 08-26] - electronic
  • Papa Roach: Ego Trip (Eleven Seven/Ada/Warner) [04-08] - alt rock
  • Jerry Paper: Free Time (Stones Throw) [04-15]
  • Papercuts: Past Life Regression (Slumberland) [04-01]
  • Papir: 7 () [01-14] - krautrock
  • Lee Paradise: Lee Paradise & Co (Telephone Explosion) [10-28]
  • Giuseppe Paradiso: Parallel Dimensions (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • The Paranoid Style: For Executive Meeting (Bar/None) [08-12] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Paranoid Void: Travels in My Universe (self-released)
  • The Paranoyds: Talk Talk Talk (Third Man) [09-09] - indie rock [*]
  • Jon Pardi: Mr Saturday Night (Capitol Nashville) [09-02] - country
  • Paris Combo: Quesaco? (Six Degrees) [05-06]
  • Shane Parish: Liverpool () [03-04]
  • Emile Parisien: Louise (ACT) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Christopher Parker & the Band of Guardian Angels: Soul Food (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Parker: Forfolks (International Anthem -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff Parker/Eric Revis/Nasheet Waits: Eastside Romp (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker ETA IVtet: Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy (Eremite) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Aaron Parks/Matt Brewer/Eric Harland: Volume One (self-released) [03-03] - jazz
  • Aaron Parks/Matt Brewer/Eric Harland: Volume Two (self-released) [06-06] - jazz
  • Tess Parks: And Those Who Were Seen Dancing (Fuzz Club) [05-20] [***]
  • Parkway Drive: Darker Still (Epitaph) [09-09]
  • Parov Stelar: Moonlight Love Affair (Etage Noir)
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin: Targala, La Maison Qui N'en Pas Une (Johnkool) [03-18] - avant-folk
  • Theo Parrish: DJ-Kicks: Detroit Forward () [10-28] - electronica
  • Particle Kid: Time Capsule () [04-22]
  • Partner Look: By the Book (Trouble in Mind) [02-04]
  • Dolly Parton: Run Rose Run (Butterfly) [03-04] - country [**]
  • Party Dozen: The Real Work (Temporary Residence) [07-08]
  • Stefan Pasborg: Ritual Dances (Sunnyside) [02-11] - jazz
  • Chris Patrick: X-Files ()
  • Steve Patrick and the Music City Orchestra: Reflections (Green Hill) - jazz
  • Ben Patterson: The Way of the Groove (Origin) [08-19] - jazz [B]
  • John Patitucci Trio: Live in Italy (Three Faces) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sean Paul: Scorcha (Island) [05-27] - dancehall rap [**]
  • Jessica Pavone: When No One Around You Is There but Nowhere to Be Found (Relative Pitch) [01-28] - jazz
  • Jessica Pavone: . . . Of Late (Astral Spirits) [05-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jessica Pavone/Lukas Koenig/Matt Mottel: Spam Likely (577) [09-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Nicholas Payton: The Couch Sessions (Smoke Sessions) [11-25] - jazz [**]
  • PE: The Leather Lemon (Wharf Cat) [03-25]
  • Peach Pit: From 2 to 3 (Columbia) [03-04] - indie pop
  • Peaness: World Full of Worry (Totally Snick) [05-06] - indie pop [**]
  • Katy J Pearson: Sound of the Morning (Heavenly) [07-08] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Orville Peck: Bronco (Columbia) [04-08] - country [*]
  • Pedro the Lion: Havasu (Polyvinyl) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra: The Unfolding (Real World) [04-01] - ambient
  • Peel Dream Magazine: Pad (Slumberland) [10-07]
  • Pehuenche: Vida Ventura ()
  • Vincent Peirani: Jokers (ACT) - jazz
  • Rich Pellegrin: Passage: Solo Improvisations II (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Soundtrack (HighNote) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Pendant: Harp (Saddle Creek) [04-08] - indietronica
  • Greentea Peng: Greenzone 108 (EMI) [09-09]
  • Garcia Peoples: Dodging Dues (No Quarter) [01-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Peregrine: The Awful Things We've Done () [03-18]
  • Sergio Pereira: Finesse (Sedajazz) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • Perel: Jesus Was an Alien () [05-13] - EBM
  • Ivo Perelman Quartet: Magic Dust (Mahakala Music) [02-18] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Fruition (ESP-Disk) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Tim Berne/Tony Malaby/James Carter: (D)IVO (Mahakala Music) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman: Reed Rapture in Brooklyn (Mahakala Music) [10-26] - jazz
  • Perera Elsewhere: Home (Friends of Friends) [09-30]
  • Perez: Rex () [05-27]
  • Danilo Perez: Crisalida (Mack Avenue) [03-18] - jazz [B]
  • Perfume Genius: Ugly Season (Matador) [06-17] [*]
  • M Ross Perkins: E Pluribus M Ross (Colemine) [03-18]
  • Christina Perri: A Lighter Shade of Blue (Elektra) [07-15]
  • Lydia Persaud: Moody31 (Next Door) [04-29]
  • Persher: Man With the Magic Soap (Thrill Jockey) [10-21] - sludge metal
  • Eric Person Featuring Houston Person: Blue Vision (Distinction) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Houston Person: Reminiscing at Rudy's (HighNote) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Personal Trainer: Big Love Blanket (The Industry) [11-04]
  • Jonathan Personne: Jonathan Personne () [08-26]
  • Pet Fox: A Face in Your Life (Exploding in Sound) [06-17]
  • Petbrick: Liminal ()
  • Deanna Petcoff: To Hell With You, I Love You (Royal Mountain) [04-08]
  • Dierk Peters: Spring (Sunnyside) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Gretchen Peters: The Show: Live From the UK (Proper) [08-19] - country
  • Mark Peters: Red Sunset Dreams (Sonic Cathedral) [09-16]
  • Benjamin Petit: Dear John (Art District) [10-14] - jazz
  • Kim Petras: Slut Pop (Republic -EP) [02-11] - dance pop [A-]
  • Donatas Petreikis: Another Spirit (Muzika) [02-25] - jazz
  • The Pat Petrillo Big Rhythm Band: The Power Station Sessions (Autumn Hill) - jazz
  • Petrol Girls: Baby (Hassle) [06-24] - riot grrrl [**]
  • Phantasm: John Jenkins: Four-Part Consorts () [02-11] - classical
  • Pharis & Jason Romero: Tell 'Em You Were Gold ()
  • Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [05-13] - gqom [A-]
  • PHF: Purest Hell () [05-27] - glitch pop
  • Phife Dawg: Forever (Smokin' Needles/AWAL) [03-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Philadelphia Experiment [Uri Caine/Christian McBride/Ahmir Thompson/DJ Logic]: Live at Newport Jazz 2017 (Newport Jazz) [11-01] - jazz
  • Ethan Philion: Meditations on Mingus (Sunnyside) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Barre Phillips/Gyorgy Kurtag Jr: Face a Face (ECM) [08-15] - jazz [B]
  • Grant-Lee Phillips: All That You Can Dream (Yep Roc) [05-20]
  • Zach Phillips: Goddaughters (self-released) [08-12] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Phobophilic: Enveloping Absurdity (-EP) [09-16] - death metal
  • Phoenix: Alpha Zulu (Glassnote) [11-04] - pop rock [*]
  • Phony: At Some Point You Stop (Joyful Noise) [07-29]
  • Photay With Carlos Nino: An Offering (International Anthem) [10-14] - electronic [B]
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Drift (Epitaph) [08-26]
  • Mathis Picard: Live at the Museum (Outside In Music) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Darren Pickering Small Worlds: Volume 1 (Rattle) [07-21] - jazz
  • Pictish Trail: Island Family (Fire) [03-18]
  • Rebecca Pidgeon: Parts of Speech Pieces of Sound (Toy Canteen)
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: Something Tomorrow (Storyville) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Roberta Piket/Harvie S/Billy Mintz: You've Been Warned (Sunnyside) [08-12] - jazz
  • Jean-Michel Pilc: Alive: Live at Diese Onze, Montreal (Justin Time) [02-25] - jazz
  • Pillbox Patti: Florida (Monument) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Pillow Queens: Leave the Light On (Royal Mountain) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Pimpon: Pozdrawiam () [04-20]
  • Pinch Points: Process (Exploding in Sound) [03-18]
  • Samora Pinderhughes: Grief (Stretch/Ropeadope) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Pinegrove: 11:11 (Rough Trade) [01-28] - alt-country
  • Pink Mountaintops: Peacock Pools (ATO) [05-06]
  • Pink Siifu & Real Bad Man: Real Bad Flights () - hip-hop
  • PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Remixes) (Parlophone) [01-28] - atmospheric drum & bass
  • PinkPantheress: Take Me Home (Warner Music -EP) [12-16] - drum & bass [*]
  • Pinkshift: Love Me Forever (Hopeless) [10-21]
  • Yune Pinku: Bluff (Platoon -EP) [04-01] - 2-step [**]
  • Trevor Pinnock: The Well-Tempered Clavier II (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-08] - baroque
  • Pioneer 11: Humanoid (POW)
  • Pip Blom: Welcome Break (Heavenly) [11-12] - indie rock
  • Piri & Tommy: Froge.mp3 (Polydor) [10-21] - electronic [A-]
  • Pit Pony: World to Me (Clue) [07-01] - garage rock
  • Chris Pitsiokis: Art of the Alto (Relative Pitch) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pixies: Doggerel (BMG) [09-30]
  • Pixy: Reborn () [06-15] - K-pop
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew: Open Bar (Dine Alone) [05-13] - punk [*]
  • A Place for Owls: A Place for Owls () [08-30]
  • A Place to Bury Strangers: See Through You (Dedstrange) [02-04] - noise rock
  • Placebo: Never Let Me Go (So/Elevator Lady) [03-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Plaid: Feorm Falorx (Warp) [11-11] - electronic [**]
  • Plains: I Walked With You a Ways (Anti-) [10-14] - alt-country [A-]
  • Plastic Mermaids: It's Not Comfortable to Grow (Sunday Best) [09-30]
  • Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales: Consumed in Key () [04-01]
  • Plosivs: Plosivs (Swami) [03-17]
  • Pluraltone: This Is the Show () [03-17]
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys: Never Slow Down (Smithsonian Folkways) [03-25] - country
  • Jana Pochop: The Astronaut (self-released) [02-04] - folk [**]
  • Romeo Poirier: Living Room (Faitiche) [10-07] - ambient
  • Pole: Tempus (Mute) [11-18]
  • Polica: Madness (Memphis Industries) [06-03]
  • Kerry Politzer: In a Heartbeat (P.Ice) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Poltz: Stardust & Satellites (Red House) [02-18] - country
  • Polyphia: Remember That You Will Die (Rise) [10-28] - math rock
  • Lou Pomanti: Lou Pomanti & Friends () - jazz
  • Pomme: Consolidation ()
  • Danielle Ponder: Some of Us Are Brave () [09-16] - r&b
  • Pongo: Sakidila (Virgin) [04-01] - amapiano [A-]
  • Pontiac Streator: Sone Glo () [06-16]
  • Julien Pontvienne-Abhra: Seven Poems on Water () - jazz
  • Pool Kids: Pool Kids (Skeletal Lightning) [07-22]
  • Chris Pope & the Chords UK: Big City Dreams ()
  • Max Pope: Counting Sheep (Virgin) [07-01]
  • Poppy: Stagger (-EP)
  • Porcupine Tree: Closure/Continuation (Sony UK) [06-24]
  • Porij: Outlines (AWAL -EP) [09-07] - alt dance
  • Porridge Radio: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (Secretly Canadian) [05-20] [*]
  • Marek Pospieszalski: Polish Composers of the 20th Century (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Marek Pospieszalski Quartet: Durer's Mother (Clean Feed) [10-01] - jazz [***]
  • Post Malone: Twelve Carat Toothache (Republic) [06-03] - pop rap
  • Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (Trouble in the East) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Daphne Parker Powell: The Starter Wife () [10-14]
  • Poster Paints: Poster Paints () [10-14]
  • Muff Potter: Bei Aller Liebe ()
  • Sophie Powers: Red in Revenge (Set -EP) [05-20]
  • Powerwolf: The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event (Napalm) [07-08] - metal
  • Prairie Wolf: Live at the Aztlan Theatre 7/16/2022 ()
  • Praise: All in a Dream (Revelation) [05-06]
  • Praises: In This Year: Hierophant (Hand Drawn Dracula) [06-17]
  • Sam Prekop & John McEntire: Sons Of (Thrill Jockey) [07-22]
  • Noah Preminger/Max Light: Songs We Love (SteepleChase) [03-14] - jazz [*]
  • Yvonnick Prene: Listen (Sunnyside '23) [2023-01-20] - jazz
  • Preoccupations: Arrangements (Flemish Eye) [09-09] - post-punk
  • Press Club: Endless Motion () [10-14] - post-hardcore
  • Pretty Sick: Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile (Dirty Hit) [09-30] - garage rock
  • Eddie Prevost: Collider: Or, 'Whose Drum Is It, Anyhway?' (Matchless) - jazz
  • Len Price 3: Ip Do Dip ()
  • A Pride of Lions [Joe McPhee/Daunik Lazro/Joshua Abrams/Guillaume Seguron/Chad Taylor]: No Questions No Answers (RogueArt) [02-07] - jazz
  • Pridelands: Light Bends (Resist/SharpTone) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Eldritch Priest: Omphaloskepsis (Halocline Trance) - jazz
  • Priestgate: Eyes Closed for the Winter (-EP) [03-25]
  • Dafnis Prieto Featuring Luciana Souza: Cantar (Dafnison Music) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Primer: Incubator () [04-15]
  • Primitive Knot: Ur-Metal (Deathbed Tapes) [08-12]
  • Primus: Conspiranoid (ATO -EP) [04-22] - experimental rock
  • Prince Daddy & the Hyena: Prince Daddy & the Hyena (Pure Noise) [04-15] - emo-pop
  • Prince Wally: Moussa () [09-30]
  • Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation: Let's Save the World Suite (Composers Concordance) [09-02] - jazz
  • The Proclaimers: Dentures Out (Cooking Vinyl) [09-16]
  • Profiler: Profiler (SharpTone -EP) [06-24] - nu metal
  • Project Gemini: The Children of Scorpio () [05-20]
  • Proper.: The Great American Novel (Father/Daughter) [03-25]
  • Protoje: Third Time's the Charm () [09-23] - dancehall
  • Psalm One x Custom Made: Bigg Perrm () - hip-hop
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: Night Gnomes (What Reality?) [04-22] - psychedelic rock
  • PsychoYP: YPSZN3 ()
  • Psyclon Nine: Less to Heaven () [08-19] - industrial
  • Psychic Temple: Plays Planet Caravan (Big Ego)
  • Psychonaut: Violate Consensus Reality (Pelagic) [10-28] - prog metal
  • Psycroptic: Divine Council (Prosthetic) [08-05]
  • PUBLIQuartet: What Is American (Bright Shiny Things) [06-17] - jazz
  • Greg Puciato: Mirrorcell (Federal Prisoner) [07-01] - metal
  • The Pulsebeats: Lookin' Out () [01-14]
  • Punch Brothers: Hell on Church Street (Nonesuch) [01-14] - prog bluegrass
  • Punkt. Vrt. Plastik: Zurich Concert (Intakt) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Pup: The Unraveling of PUPTheBand (Rise/BMG) [04-01] - pop punk [**]
  • Puppy: Pure Evil (Rude) [05-06]
  • Shawn Purcell: 180 (Origin) [09-12] - jazz [B]
  • Pure Reason Revolution: Above Cirrus (Inside Out) [05-06]
  • Flora Purim: If You Will (Strut) [04-29] - Brazilian [***]
  • Purity Ring: Graves (Music Fellowship -EP) [06-03] - electropop
  • Purple Dawn: Peace & Doom Session Vol II (Electric Valley) [03-11] - stoner metal
  • Pusha T: It's Almost Dry (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [04-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Pussy Riot: Matriarchy Now (Neon Gold) [08-05] [*]
  • Charlie Puth: Charlie (Atlantic) [10-07] - pop [**]
  • Putochinomaricon: Jaja Equisde (Distopia Aburrida) (Elefant)
  • PVA: Blush (Ninja Tune) [10-14] - electropop
  • Pye Corner Audio: Let's Emerge! (Sonic Cathedral) [07-15] - electronic [**]
  • Ben Quad: I'm Scared That's All There Is () [07-01] - emo
  • Jo Quail: The Cartographer (By Norse Music) [05-06]
  • Quatuor Ebene: 'Round Midnight (Erato -21) [2021-10-15] - classical
  • Quavo & Takeoff [Unc & Phew]: Only Built for Infinity Links (Quality Control Music/Motown/UMG) [10-07] - hip-hop
  • Queen Kwong: Couples Only (Sonic Ritual) [07-12]
  • Queensryche: Digital Noise Alliance (Century Media) [10-07]
  • Quelle Chris: Deathfame (Mello Music Group) [05-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Steve Queralt & Michael Smith: Sun Moon Town () [10-14] - spoken word
  • Adrian Quesada: Boleros Psicodelicos (ATO) [06-03]
  • Adrian Quesada: Jaguar Sound (ATO) [11-18]
  • Anna Laura Quinn: Open the Door (Outside In Music) [02-18] - jazz
  • David Quinn: Country Flesh (Down Home) [04-15] - country
  • Quinquis: Seim (Mute) [05-20]
  • Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five! (Moondo Music) - jazz
  • Rabbit Junk: Apocalypse for Beginners () [10-21]
  • Genevieve Racette: Satellite () [03-18]
  • Ariane Racicot: Envolee (Multiple Chord) - jazz
  • Bogdan Raczynski: Addle (Planet Mu) [03-18]
  • Kojey Radical: Reason to Smile (Atlantic) [03-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ragawerk: Ragawerk (Bellaphon) - jazz
  • Harish Raghavan: In Tense (Whirlwind) [07-29] - jazz [B]
  • Eliane Radigue & Frederic Blondy: Occam XXV (Organ Reframed) [03-04] - minimalism
  • Joe Rainey: Niineta (37d03d) [05-20] - pow wow [**]
  • Aaron Raitiere: Single Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time) [05-06] - country [***]
  • Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (Redwing) [04-22] - blues [***]
  • Ralfy the Plug: Pastor Ralfy 2 (Stinc Team) [02-20] - hip-hop
  • Ralfy the Plug: Skateboard P (Stinc Team) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Rammstein: Zeit (Vertigo Berlin) [04-29] - industrial metal
  • Marion Rampal: Tisse () - jazz
  • Kristjan Randalu/New Wind Jazz Orchestra: Sisu (Whirlwind) [09-30] - jazz [B]
  • The Range: Mercury (Domino) [06-10] - future garage
  • Ransom: No Rest for the Wicked ()
  • Ras-I: Kingman (Ras-I Musique) - reggae
  • Rat Tally: In My Car () [08-12] - indie pop
  • Rattlesnake Milk: Chicken Fried Snake (Feels So Good)
  • Michael Rault: Michael Rault (Wick) [06-10]
  • Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You (ECM) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Rave-Ups: Tomorrow () [02-04]
  • Raveena: Asha's Awakening (Warner/Moonstone) [02-11] - r&b
  • Ravyn Lenae: Hypnos (Atlantic) [05-20] - r&b [**]
  • Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (Def Presse) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Raw Poetic: Space Beyond the Solar System (22nd Century) [12-09] - hip-hop
  • Amy Ray: If It All Goes South ()
  • Arin Ray: Hello Poison ()
  • Shilpa Ray: Portrait of a Lady (Northern Spy) [04-29]
  • Sugaray Rayford: In Too Deep () [03-04]
  • Raymond Byron: Bond Wire Cur (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - weird folk [***]
  • Raz & Alfa: The Cycle ()
  • Re:ni: ITX023: Revenge Body (Ilan Tape)
  • Real Lies: Lad Ash (Unreal) [04-22] - electronic
  • The Red Clay Strays: Moment of Truth (self-released) [04-29] - country
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (Warner) [04-01] - funk rock [B]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Return of the Dream Canteen (Warner) [10-14] - alt rock
  • The Red Microphone: And I Became of the Dark (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-04-23] - jazz poetry [***]
  • The Red Microphone: A Bleeding in Black Leather (ESP-Disk) [09-30] - jazz [A-]
  • RedGreenBlue: The End and the Beginning (Astral Spirits) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Long Gone (Nonesuch) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Summer at Land's End (Slumberland) [02-04] - jangle pop
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: They Only Wanted Your Soul (Slumberland) [10-14]
  • Redveil: Learn 2 Swim (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop [B]
  • Dan Reed Network: Let's Hear It for the King ()
  • Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (Yep Roc) [04-29] - blues [B-]
  • Ishmael Reed: The Hands of Grace (Reading Group) [10-25] - jazz [**]
  • Susan Reed: Thousands of Ways (OA2) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Reef: Shoot Me Your Ace (Raging Sea) [04-29]
  • Karl Ivar Refseth Trio: Devotion (Traumton) [02-18] - jazz
  • Peter Rehberg: At GRM (Portraits GRM)
  • Regressive Left: On the Wrong Side of History (Bad Vibrations -EP) [07-15]
  • The Regrettes: Further Joy (Warner) [04-08] - indie pop [A-]
  • Steve Reich: Reich/Richter () [06-10] - minimalism
  • Rufus Reid Trio and the Sirius Quartet: Celebration (Sunnyside) [10-07] - jazz [B-]
  • Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris: Geometry of Trees (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz
  • Sam Reider: Petrichor (Slow & Steady) - jazz
  • Christian Reif & Julia Bullock: Walking in the Dark () [12-09]
  • Jussi Reijonen: Three Seconds [Kolme Toista] (Challenge) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Rachel Reis: Meu Esquema () -
  • Swami John Reis: Ride the Wild Night () [02-18]
  • The Relay: The Relay (Same Island Music) - jazz
  • REM: Chronic Town (A&M)
  • Rema: Rave & Roses (Marvin/Jonzing World) [03-25] - Afrobeats [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Avreeayl Ra Duo: Bennu (Aerophonic) [01-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Astragaloi (Aerophonic) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker: Scylla (Aerophonic) [07-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams: Allium (Aerophonic) [10-04] - jazz [***]
  • Renforshort: Dear Amelia (Interscope)
  • Iara Renno: Oriki (Dobra Discos) [05-27] - Brazilian [**]
  • Tha Retail Simps: Reverberant Scratch: 9 Shots in the Dark (Total Punk) [03-01] - punk
  • Revelators Sound System: Revelators (37d03d) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Reverse Cowgirls: Fortis Et Fidus () [01-08]
  • Reverso: Harmonic Alchemy (Outnote) [11-11] - jazz [***]
  • Revocation: Netherheaven (Metal Blade) [09-09] - technical death metal
  • Rex Orange County: Who Cares? (Sony) [03-11] - bedroom pop
  • Rexx Life Raj: The Blue Hour () [07-15] - hip-hop
  • Taiyo Rey: Visitor (Saul Stokes)
  • Jessie Reyez: Yessie () [09-16]
  • Thomas Rhett: Where We Started (Big Machine) [04-01] - country
  • Ribbon Stage: Hit With the Most () [10-21] - jangle pop
  • Rich Ruth: I Survived, It's Over (Third Man) [08-12] - jazz [B]
  • Roddy Ricch: Feed Tha Streets III (Atlantic) [11-18] - hip-hop
  • Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn: Pigments (Merge) [10-21] [B]
  • Sorcha Richardson: Smiling Like an Idiot () [09-23]
  • Max Richter: The New Four Seasons: Vivaldi Recomposed (Deutsche Grammophon) [06-10] - classical
  • Yannick Rieu Generation Quartet: Qui Qu'en Grogne (Yari) - jazz
  • Sylvain Rifflet With Verneri Pohjola: Cake Walk From a Spaceship (Eclipse Music) [02-25] - jazz
  • Al Riggs: Themselves ()
  • James Righton: Jim, I'm Still Here (Deewee) [07-08]
  • Rigorous Institution: Cainsmarsh () [05-06]
  • George Riley: Running in Waves (PLZ Make It Ruins) [09-09]
  • Howard Riley/Keith Tippett: Journal Four (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Riley: My Romance (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • Terry Riley: Organum for Stefano (I Dischi Di Agelica) [04-26] - minialism
  • LeAnn Rimes: God's Work (Everle/Thirty Tigers) [09-16] - country
  • Rimzee: Cold Feet () [10-14] - UK hip-hop
  • Juliana Riolino: All Blue (You've Changed) [10-14]
  • Riot City: Electric Elite () [10-05] - heavy metal
  • Ripped to Shreds: Jubian (Relapse) [10-14] - metal
  • Eve Risser/Red Desert Orchestra: Eurythmia (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [***]
  • Manja Ristic: Him, Fast Sleeping, Soon He Found in Labyrinth of Many a Round, Self-Rolled () [07-12]
  • Ritual Dictates: No Great Loss () [10-07] - metal
  • Rival Consoles: Overflow (Erased Tapes -21) [2021-12-03] - IDM
  • Rival Consoles: Now Is (Erased Tapes) - ambient
  • River Whyless: Monoflora () [ 04-08] - indie pop
  • Diego Rivera: Mestizo (Posi-Tone) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Rizomagic: Voltaje Raizal (Disasters by Choice -21) [2021-11-21] - cumbia [**]
  • RM: Indigo ()
  • Ari Roar: Made to Never Use () [01-14]
  • Robert, SonnyJim & the Purist: Orange Is the New Black () [03-25]
  • Cath Roberts & Olie Brice: Conduit (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive: Nations United (self-released) - jazz
  • The Duke Robillard Band: They Called It Rhythm & Blues (Stoney Plain) [03-18] - blues [**]
  • Perry Robinson/Mark Whitecage/Ken Filiano/Lou Grassi: Live@VisionFest20 (Not Two) - jazz
  • Robocobra Quartet: Living Isn't Easy () [06-17]
  • J Rocc: A Wonderful Letter (Stones Throw) [06-17]
  • Tess Roby: Ideas of Space () [04-22]
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Jose Lencastre/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Joao Lencastre: Affinity Suite (Creative Sources) [06-03] - jazz
  • Julius Rodriguez: Let Sound Tell All (Verve) [06-10]
  • Kali Rodriguez-Pena: Melange (Truth Revolution) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story: 4 Hands (Erased Tapes) [01-28]
  • Roger Universe: Earth Express (Spheric Music)
  • Maggie Rogers: Surrender (Capitol) [07-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rojuu: Kor Kor Lake ()
  • Role Model: RX (Interscope) [04-08]
  • Matthew J Rolin: Passing ()
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Endless Rooms (Sub Pop) [05-06] - jangle pop [B]
  • Rolo Tomassi: Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK) [02-04] - post-metal
  • Romance: Once Upon a Time ()
  • Daniel Romano: La Luna (You've Changed) [09-09]
  • Rome Streetz: Kiss the Ring (Griselda/Empire) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Dan Romer: Station Eleven () [01-13]
  • Romero: Turn It On! (EMI/Cool Death)
  • Ada Rook: Ugly Death No Redemption Angel Curse I Love You ()
  • Rosalia: Motomami (Columbia) [03-18] - neoperreo [A-]
  • Rick Rosato: Homage (self-released -EP) [10-14] - jazz [*]
  • Caitlin Rose: Cazimi (Pearl Tower) [11-18]
  • Chelsea Rose: Truth or Consequences () [06-03]
  • Jeremy Rose: Face to Face (Earshift Music) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Rose & the Earshift Orchestra: Disruption! The Voice of the Drums (Earshift Music) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Jimetta Rose: How Good It Is () [08-12]
  • Andre Rosinha Trio: Triskel (Nischo) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Roska: Peace () [08-09]
  • Florian Ross: Tunes & Explorations (Toy Piano) - jazz
  • Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Lara Rosseel: Hert (WERF) [03-11] - jazz
  • Daniel Rossen: You Belong There (Warp) [04-08] - chamber folk [B-]
  • Vanessa Rosetto: The Actress (ErstSolo) [08-04] - field recordings
  • Daniel Rotem: Wise One: Celebrating the Music of John Coltrane (self-relased) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Francois-Xavier Roth/Marie-Ange Todorovitch: Pelleas Et Melisande () [01-28] - classical
  • Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni: As Long as the Light () [01-21]
  • Claire Rousay: Everything Perfect Is Already Here (Shelter Press) [04-22]
  • Claire Rousay & More Eaze: Never Stop Texting Me (Orange Milk) [ 02-11] - hyperpop
  • Josh Rouse: Going Places (Yep Roc) [07-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Peter Rowan: Calling You From My Mountain (Rebel) [06-24] - bluegrass
  • Lou Roy: Pure Chaos (Balloon Machine) [04-29]
  • Royal Arctic Institute: From Catnap to Coma (Already Dead Tapes)
  • Sofie Royer: Harlequin (Stones Throw) [09-23] - art pop
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries (PIAS) [04-29] - art pop
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries II (Dog Triumph) [08-19] - downtempo
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries III (Dog Triumph) [11-18]
  • Royksopp: Profound Mysteries Remixes (Dog Triumph)
  • Andreas Roysum/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Kresten Osgood: Music Improvised on September 23rd 2021 (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • rRoxymore: Perpetual Now () - electronica
  • RS Producoes: Saude Em 1° Lugar ()
  • RSS BOY 1: Mythology () [06-10]
  • RTR: 61 Cygni ()
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Aymee Nuviola: Live in Marciac (5Passion) [06-29] - jazz [**]
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Trio D'ete: Turning Point (5Passion) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma): The Triumph of Assimilation (Rubinchik -21) [2021-06-01] - folk [**]
  • Run Logan Run: Nature Will Take Care of You (Worm Discs) - jazz
  • Run the Jewels: RTJ Cu4tro () [11-11] - remix
  • Todd Rundgren: Space Force (Cleopatra) [10-14] - art pop
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: Orpheus Looking Back (Sargent House -EP) [03-25]
  • Runkus & Toddla T: OUT:SIDE () [07-22]
  • Jana Rush: Dark Humor (Planet Mu -EP) [03-25] - footwork
  • Wojciech Rusin: Syphon (AD93) [02-04] - electroacoustic
  • Alma Russ: Fool's Gold (self-released) [03-25] - country [**]
  • Catherine Russell: Send for Me (Dot Time) [04-01] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Russian Circles: Gnosis (Sargent House) [08-19] - post-metal
  • Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust (Capitol -EP) [07-01] - pub rock
  • Ruts DC: Counter-Culture? ()
  • RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (Towhead -21) [2021-05-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • RXM Reality: Sick for You (Hausu Mountain) [03-25]
  • Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos De Mi Madre (Open Art) [10-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Molly Ryan: Sweepin' the Blues Away (Turtle Bay) [11-11] - jazz
  • Sam Ryder: There's Nothing but Space, Man (PLG UK Frontline/Palophone) [12-09]
  • RZA Vs Bobby Digital: Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater (MNRK -EP) [03-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Harvie S & Roni Ben-Hur With Sylvia Cuenca: Wondering (Dot Time) [10-14] - jazz [***]
  • Huerco S: Plonk (Incienso) [02-25] - ambient techno [*]
  • Saada Bonaire: 1992 (Captured Traks) [05-06] - trip hop
  • Saba: Few Good Things (Saba Pivot) [02-04] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: Trio Trio Meets Sheila Jordan (Steeplechase) [02-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Sadies: Colder Streams (Yep Roc) [07-22] - alt-country [B]
  • Sadistic Ritual: The Enigma, Boundless (Prosthetic) [05-20]
  • Sadistik x Kno: Bring Me Back When the World Is Cured (self-released) - 03-31 [H|hip-hop]
  • Sadurn: Radiator (Run for Cover) [05-06]
  • Safa: Ibtihalat (UIQ) [04-29] - IDM
  • Anna Sage: Anna Sage (Klonosphere) [04-15]
  • Timucin Sahin's Flow State: Funk Poems for 'Bird' (Panoramic) [11-04] - jazz
  • Selene Saint-Aime: Potomitan (Komos) [03-25] - jazz
  • Saint Jude: Signal (Slow Dance) [11-18]
  • Nathan Salsburg: Landwerk No 3 ()
  • Shintaro Sakamoto: Like a Fable () [06-03]
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochrondria (Trost) - jazz
  • Salamanda: Ashbalkum (Human Pitch) [06-10] - new age
  • Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (Samo -2CD) [01-10] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Urban Kusar: Takt Ars Sessions Vol 3 (Samo) [02-13] - jazz [***]
  • Samon Salamon & New Freequestra: Free Distance Vol 2: Poems Are Opening (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-15] - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Sabir Mateen: Joy and Sorrow (Klopotec) [03-22] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Arild Andersen/Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Pure and Simple (Samo) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Felipe Salles/Zaccai Curtis/Avery Sharpe/Jonathan Barber: Tiyo's Songs of Life (Tapestry) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Salma E Mac: Voo Livre () -
  • Emma Salokoski With Ilmiliekki: Joulu Joule Jul (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song (Nonesuch) [03-04] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Josef Salvat: Islands (Leafy Outlook) [02-18]
  • Salvation Jayne: A Mouthful of Magnificent Spite () [02-18]
  • Angelica Salvi: Habitat () [11-04]
  • Samanta Liza: Days of END ()
  • Samana: All One Breath (Music for Heroes) [03-11]
  • Sammal: Aika Iaulaa (Svart)
  • Sampa the Great: As Above, So Below (Loma Vista) [09-09] - pop rap [**]
  • Emiliano Sampaio Jazz Symphonic Orchestra: We Have a Dream (Alessa) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Will Samson: Active Imagination (Human Chorus) [05-06]
  • The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Sparkle Beings (Sunnyside) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Antonio Sanchez: Shift (Bad Hombre Vol II) (Warner) [08-26] - jazz [B]
  • Marta Sanchez: SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum) (Whirlwind) [02-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Emeli Sande: Let's Say for Instance (Chrysalis) [05-06]
  • Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: Ink of the Rosy Morning () [04-01] - folk
  • Karl Sanders: Saurian Apocalypse (Napalm) [07-22]
  • Bruno Sanfilippo: Redes (AD21)
  • Oumou Sangare: Timbuktu (World Circuit) [04-29] - African [***]
  • Sanhedrin: Lights On (Metal Blade) [03-04] -
  • Santigold: Spirituals (Little Jerk) [09-09] - indietronica [A-]
  • Romeo Santos: Forumla Vol 3 (Sony Music Latin) [09-01] - Latin
  • Saoirse: Two Bruised Egos (Trust -EP) [04-29]
  • Saor: Origins (Season of Mist) [06-24] - atmospheric black metal
  • Sarah Ruth and Monte Espina: Cuatro Estaciones (Full Spectrum) [10-07] - ambient
  • Sarahsson: The Horgenaith () [07-15] - post-industrial
  • Sasami: Squeeze (Domino) [02-25] - indie rock [**]
  • Julie Sassoon Quartet: Voyages (Jazzwerkstatt -21) - jazz
  • Satan: Earth Infernal (Metal Blade) [04-01] - heavy metal
  • Satoyama: Sinking Island (Auand) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Satriani: The Elephants of Mars (Edel Music & Entertainment) [04-08] - prog rock
  • Sault: Air (Forever Living Originals) [04-13] - [B]
  • Sault: 11 (Forever Living Originals) [11-01] - neo-soul [*]
  • Sault: Today & Tomorrow (Forever Living Originals) [11-01] - neo-soul [*]
  • Sault: AIIR (Forever Living Originals) [11-01] - neo-soul [B]
  • Sault: Earth (Forever Living Originals) [11-01] - neo-soul [*]
  • Sault: Untitled (God) (Forever Living Originals) [11-01] - neo-soul [B]
  • Paul Thomas Saunders: Figure in a Landscape () [10-21]
  • Savak: Human Error/Human Delight () [04-15]
  • Saviour: Shine & Fade ()
  • Mista Savona: Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (Cumbancha) [06-03] - latin/reggae [**]
  • Rina Sawayama: Hold the Girl (Dirty Hit) [09-16] - dance pop [**]
  • Saweetie: The Single Life (Icy/Warner -EP) [11-18]
  • Scott Sawyer: Change of Scene (self-released) - jazz
  • Say She She: Prism (Karma Chief) [10-07]
  • Say Sue Me: The Last Thing Left (Damnably) [05-13]
  • Saxon: Carpe Diem (Silver Lining) [02-04] - metal
  • Scalping: Void (Houndstooth) [04-29] - techno [**]
  • Scandinavian Music Group: Ikuinen Ystava (Sony Music Finland) - Scandinavian
  • Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Scarcity: Aveilut (The Flenser) [07-15] - metal
  • Scary Goldings: Scary Goldings IV (Pockets -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [*]
  • Scene Queen: Bimbocore (-EP)
  • Scenes: Variable Clouds: Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival (Origin) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • SCH: Autobahn () [11-18]
  • Schacke: Apocalyptic Decadence () [07-15] - industrial techno
  • Udo Schindler & Xu Fengxia: WINDundWOLKEN (Arch-Musik -21) - jazz
  • Broede Schirmer Unit: Berlin, Germany (FMR -21) - jazz
  • Schisms: Break Apart the Idea of Separation () [03-11]
  • Silvan Schmid: Augmented Space (Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-05-27] - jazz [B]
  • Schmyt: Universum Regelt ()
  • Dan Schnelle: Shine Thru (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Jo Schornikow: Altar (Keeled Scales) [05-20]
  • J Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen: Transneptunian Planets (RareNoise) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Gina Schwarz & Multiphonics 8: Way to Blue (Cracked Anegg) [09-09] - jazz
  • John Scofield: John Scofield (ECM) [05-06] - jazz [*]
  • Melanie Scholtz & Jo Skaansar: Kindred (self-released) - jazz
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Kazuhisa Uchihashi/Klaus Kugel: Black Holes Are Hard to Find (Nemu) [01-12]] - jazz [***]
  • Klaus Schulze: Deus Arrakis (SPV)
  • Louis Sclavis: Les Cadences Du Monde (JMS Productions) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Scorpions: Rock Believer (Vertigo Berlin) [02-25] - hard rock
  • Marilyn Scott: The Landscape (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Scrounge: Sugar, Daddy (Fierce Panda) [09-09]
  • Scrunchies: Feral Coast (Dirt Nap) [04-01] - punk [***]
  • Scudfm: Innit () [02-04]
  • Scuti: Intoxication (-EP) [01-21] - UK drill
  • Sea Change: Mutual Dreaming () [02-11]
  • Sea Girls: Homesick (Polydor) [03-18]
  • Sea Power: Everything Was Forever (Golden Chariot) [02-18] - post-punk [B]
  • Seabrook Trio: In the Swarm (Astral Spirits) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Seagull Kinevil: Tolls & Trolls () [09-17]
  • Seatbelts: A World Inbetween () [03-18]
  • Seawind of Battery: Clockwatching ()
  • The Second Hand Orchestra: Reimagining the Wide, Wide River (Sing a Song Fighter) [01-22] - jazz
  • Secret People: Secret People (Out of Your Head) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Seeber: First Move (Cellar Live) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Seedsmen to the World: Seedsmen to the World () [05-13]
  • Seketxe: Funjada (Kandendue Kaluanda) (Chasing Dreams) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Abel Selaocoe: Where Is Home (Hae Ke Kae) (Warner Classics)
  • The Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo: Hangin' Out (Basset Hound) - jazz
  • Self Esteem: Prima Facie [Original Theatre Soundtrack by Rebecca Lucy Taylor] () [06-14] - soundtrack
  • Ty Segall: Hello, Hi (Drag City) [07-22] - garage rock
  • Sello: SelloTape () [10-14]
  • Selo I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) - Ukrainian [**]
  • Sally Seltmann: Early Moon (Universal) [08-12]
  • Ayal Senior: Az Yashir ()
  • Derek Senn: The Big Five-O (self-released) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Senses Fail: Hell Is in Your Head (Pure Noise) [07-15] - post-hardcore
  • Senza Testa: Reverberations of Mahakali ()
  • Seratones: Love & Algorhythms (New West) [04-29]
  • Serengeti: Kaleidoscope III (Audio Recon) [04-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Surya Sen: At What Cost? (Loaded) [04-29]
  • Seratones: Love & Algorhythms (New West) [04-29]
  • Sergeant Thunderhoof: This Sceptred Veil () [06-03]
  • Rachel Sermanni: Every Swimming Pool Runs to the Sea (self-released) [06-16]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia -21) [2021-12-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kapil Seshasayee: Laal () [11-18]
  • Sessa: Estrela Acesa () [06-24] - psychedelic folk
  • Sethstat: White Night: Live at PMG Recordings Festival 11 (PMG Jazz) [01-05] - jazz
  • Elena Setien: Unfamiliar Minds (Thrill Jockey) [01-28]
  • Seulgi: 28 Reasons (SM Entertainment -EP) [10-04] - K-pop
  • Sevdaliza: Raving Dahlia (Twisted Elegance -EP) [02-25] - art pop [*]
  • Seven Lions: Beyond the Veil ()
  • Seventeen: Face the Sun (Pledis/HYBE) [05-27]
  • Seventeen: Sector 17 () [07-18] - K-pop
  • Seventh Storm: Maledictus (Atomic Fire) [08-12]
  • Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Sex Magick Wizards: Your Bliss My Joy (Rune Grammofon -21) [2021-09-10] - jazz
  • Coby Sey: Conduit (AD 93) [09-09] - UK hip-hop
  • SFJazz Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment (SFJazz) [03-17] - jazz [*]
  • Alessandro Sgobbio: Piano Music (Amp) - jazz
  • Shabaka: Afrikan Culture (Impulse) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Shabason & Krgovich: At Scaramouche (Idee Fixe) [10-07]
  • ShaSimone: Simma Down () [09-16] - UK drill
  • Shake Stew: Heat (Traumton) [03-25] - jazz fusion
  • Shamir: Heterosexuality (AntiFragile) [02-11] - alt r&b [*]
  • Kenny Shanker: Vortex (Wise Cat) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Shapeshifter: Dark Ritual (-EP) [01-07] - powerviolence
  • Sally Shapiro: Sad Cities (Italians Do It Better) [02-18] - synthpop
  • Jairus Sharif: Water & TOols ()
  • Elliott Sharp/Eric Mingus: Songs From a Rogue State (Zoar) [10-04] - jazz [*]
  • Caroline Shaw/Attacca Quartet: Evergreen ()
  • India Shawn: Before We Go (Deeper) ()
  • Allison Shearer: View From Above (self-released) [02-18] - jazz
  • Shearwater: The Great Awakening (Polyborus) [06-10] - art pop
  • The Shed Project: The Curious Mind of a Common Man () [04-29]
  • Jack Sheen: Sub () [04-29]
  • The Sheepdogs: Outta Sight ()
  • Suzanne Sheer: The Blue Hour (Cake Productions) [06-10]
  • Will Sheff: Nothing Special (ATO) [10-07]
  • Joan Shelley: The Spur (No Quarter) [06-24] - folk [**]
  • Ben Shemie: Desiderata (Joyful Noise) [07-15] - electronic
  • Maya Shenfeld: In Free Fall (Thrill Jockey) [01-28] - ambient [*]
  • Shenseea: Alpha (Rich Immigrants/Interscope) [03-11] - reggae [***]
  • Derek Sherinian: Vortex (InsideOut) [07-01]
  • Collin Sherman: Suitable Benchmarks of Reform (Ex-Tol) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Collin Sherman: Organism Made Luminous (Blujazz) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Shhnow: Reflexions () - hip-hop
  • Sean Shibe: Lost & Found (PentaTone) [08-26] - classical crossover
  • Yasuaki Shimizu: Kiren (Palto Flats) [02-25] - electronic
  • Shinedown: Planet Zero (Atlantic) [07-01]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: World Construct (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man (ATO) [07-29] - alt-country [**]
  • Patrick Shiroishi: Evergreen (Touch) [11-01] - jazz [*]
  • Patrick Shiroshi & Jeff Tobias: Patrick Shiroshi & Jeff Tobias (Topos Press) [04-14] - jazz
  • Shirt: I Turned Myself Into Myself ()
  • Shit & Shine: Phase Corrected (Riot Season) [03-25]
  • ShittyBoyz: Trifecta 2 (The Hip Hop Lab/Empire) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Heat Wave (OA2) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Adam Shoenfeld: All the Birds Sing () [01-28]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (Abeyance) [02-17] - country-rock [**]
  • The Shop Window: A 4 Letter Word () [11-25]
  • Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genovese/Esperanza Spalding: Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Candid) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Shout Out Louds: House () [02-18]
  • Shovel Dance Collective: The Water Is the Shovel of the Shore () [12-01]
  • Shovels & Rope: Manticore (Dualtone) [02-18] - pop/rock
  • Show Me the Body: Trouble the Water (Loma Vista) [10-28] - post-hardcore
  • ShrapKnel: Metal Lung (Backwoodz Studioz) [08-19] - hip-hop [*]
  • Shutups: I Can't Eat Nearly as Mucyh as I Want to Vomit () [10-21]
  • Shygirl: Nymph (Because Music) [09-30] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • The Scott Silbert Big Band: Jump Children (self-released) - jazz
  • Shortie No Mass: Here Goes Nothing (-21) [2021-12-16] - hip-hop
  • Shuffle Demons: All In (Stubby) - jazz
  • Sick Joy: We're All Gonna F***ing Die () [07-08]
  • Todd Sickafoose: Time to 1.5 () - jazz
  • Side-Eye & Grace: Illuminate (self-released) [08-20] - jazz
  • Ben Sidran: Swing State (Nardis) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues: More Different Voices (Dawnserley) - blues
  • Siete Catorce: Cruda (Subreal) [04-26] -
  • Sigh: Shiki (Peaceville) [08-26] - metal
  • Sigrid: How To Let Go (Island) [05-06] - dance pop [*]
  • Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (Afrosynth) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Germaine Sijstermans: Betula (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Linda Sikhakhane: Isambulo (Ropeadope) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Yotam Silberstein: Universos (Jazz and People) - jazz
  • Andre B Silva: Mt Meru (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Alan Silva/Itaru Oki/Matoko Sato/Rihar Comte: Celebration (Nunc) [01-24] - jazz
  • Silverbacks: Archive Material (Full Time Hobby) [01-21] - post-punk
  • Silverstein: Misery Made Me (UNFD) [05-06]
  • Silversun Pickups: Physical Thrills (New Machine) [08-19] - alt/indie
  • Oliver Sim: Hideous Bastard (Young/XL) [09-09] - indietronica [*]
  • Mehmet Ali Simayli: Portrait of a Dream (Unit) [01-22] - jazz
  • Dee Dee Simon: Dee Dee Simon () - blues
  • Simple Minds: Direction of the Heart (BMG) [10-21]
  • Simple Plan: Harder Than It Looks (self-released) [05-06]
  • Jared Sims: Against All Odds (Origin) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Dylan Sinclair: No Longer in the Suburbs (Five Stone) [05-11] - r&b
  • Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (self-released) [05-13] - bhangra [B]
  • Charlton Singleton: Crossroads (BME) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • James Singleton: Malabar (Sinking City) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Sinkane: Cartoons in the Night Vol 1: Live 2019 (City Slang) [05-10] [B-]
  • Sintesis/Eme Alfonso/X Alfonso: Ancestros Sinfonico (El Cerrito) - jazz
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Sinton/Tony Falco/Jed Wilson: Adumbrations (Form Is Possibility) [06-03] - jazz [***]
  • Josh Sinton: Steve Lacy's Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" (FIP) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Sinton's Predicate Quartet: Four Freedoms (Form Is Possibility) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Sipho: She Might Bleed (-EP) [02-18]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Ascent to the Blues (Posi-Tone) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Sirintip: Carbon (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Erika Sirola: Who? (Elektra) [08-05]
  • Sirom: The Liquified Throne of Simplicity () [04-08]
  • Sister Ray: Communion (Royal Mountain) [05-13]
  • Six by Six: Six by Six (InsideOut) [08-19]
  • Skid Row: The Gang's All Here (EarMusic) [10-14]
  • Skillet: Dominion (Atlantic) [01-14] - hard rock
  • Skin Tension: Omni () [02-06]
  • Tom Skinner: Voices of Bishara (Brownswood/International Anthem/Nonesuch) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • The Skinner Brothers: Soul Boy II () [02-18]
  • Harry Skoler: Living in Sound: The Music of Charles Mingus (Sunnyside) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Skopje Jazz Inc: Incorporated (ZJM) - jazz
  • Skullcrusher: Quiet the Room (Secretly Canadian) [10-14] - indie folk
  • Slackrr: A Place That Feels Like Home (Lost Music Collective) [03-11]
  • Slaegt: Goddess (Century Media) [03-18] - metal
  • Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of It (Panorama) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Slander: Thrive ()
  • Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: 4 (Gibson) [02-11] - rock
  • Sam Slater: I Do Not Wish to Be Known as a Vandal () [06-10]
  • Slavo Rican Assembly: Intercosmic (Riverboat) [10-21] - jazz
  • Slikback: Kekkan ()
  • Slipknot: The End, So Far (Roadrunner) [09-30] -
  • Sloan: Steady (Yep Roc) [10-21]
  • Carol Sloane: Live at Birdland (Club 44) [04-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • The Slocan Ramblers: Up the Hill and Through the Fog (SloMusic) [06-10] - bluegrass
  • Matt Slocum: With Love and Sadness (Sunnyside) [03-18] - jazz
  • Dave Slonaker Big Band: Convergency (Origin) - jazz
  • Slowbleed: The Blazing Sun, a Fiery Dawn (Creator-Destructor) [01-15] - metalcore
  • Slowly Slowly: Daisy Chain ()
  • Sly5thAve & Roberto Verastegui: Agua De Jamaica (Tru Thoughts) [03-25] - jazz
  • Small Island Big Song: Our Island (self-released)
  • Small Sur: Attic Room ()
  • Alexander Smalls: Let Us Break Bread Together (Outside In Music) [06-10] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Carmel Smickersgill: We Get What We Get & We Don't Get Upset (Prah -EP) [04-15]
  • Smidley: Here Comes the Devil () [11-11]
  • The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) [05-13] - art rock [*]
  • Smino: Luv 4 Rent (Zero Fatigue/Motown) [10-28] - alt r&b [**]
  • Simona Smirnova: Bird Language ( Simona Smirnova Music) - jazz
  • Caitlyn Smith: High () [04-08]
  • Ches Smith: Interpret It Well (Pyroclastic) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Darden Smith: Western Skies (self-released) [03-25]
  • Emma Smith: Meshuga Baby (Wingsor Castle) - vocal jazz
  • Hal Smith's Jazzologists: Black Cat on the Fence (self-released -21) [2021-03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Hal Smith's Jazzologists: I Scream, You Scream, Everybody Wants Ice Cream (self-released -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [***]
  • Hal Smith's New Orleans Night Owls: Early Hours (self-released) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Let's Turn It Into Sound (Ghostly International) [08-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Samantha Savage Smith: Fake Nice () [04-22]
  • Tuk Smith & the Restless Hearts: Ballad of a Misspent Youth ()
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [01-07] - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith: The Emerald Duets (TUM -5CD) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos 1-12 (TUM -7CD) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Kris Davis/Dave Holland/Terri Lyne Carrington: In Common III (Whirlwind) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Smith Street Band: Life After Football () [11-25]
  • The Smudges: Song and Call (Cryptogramophone) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Gary Smulyan: Tadd's All, Folks (SteepleChase) - jazz [**]
  • Mordecai Smyth: Things Are Getting Stranger on the Shore (Mega Dodo)
  • Paul G Smyth/John Wiese: The Outlier! (Weekertoft) - jazz
  • Cory Smythe: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Pyroclastic) [12-02] - jazz [B]
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador -21) [2021-11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Snarky Puppy: Empire Central (GroundUP Music) [09-30] - jazz
  • Torben Snekkestad/Soren Kjaergaard: Another Way of the Heart (Trost) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Sniffany & the Nits: The Unscratchable Itch (Prah) [07-08]
  • Todd Snider: Live: Return of the Storyteller (Aimless) [09-23] - folk [A-]
  • Snoop Dogg: Back on Death Row () - hip-hop
  • Snoop Dogg: The Metaverse: The NFT Drop Vol 2 () - hip-hop
  • Snooper: Town Topic (Electric Outlet)
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: I'm Good, HBU (self-released) [12-02] - hip-hop
  • Snow Ellet: Glory Days () [06-10] - power pop
  • Snowdrops: Missing Island (Injazero) [11-25]
  • Snuff: Crepuscolo ()
  • The Snuts: Burn the Empire (Parlophpone) [09-30] - indie rock
  • Soak: If I Never Know You Like This Again (Rough Trade) [05-20]
  • Elza Soares: Elza Ao Vivo No Municipal (Deck) [05-13] - Brazil [A-]
  • Miro Henry Sobrer: Two of Swords (Patois) [07-15] - jazz [**]
  • Kristina Socanski: Philip Glass: Solo Piano (Oclassica) - minimalism
  • Soccer Mommy: Sometimes Forever (Loma Vista) [06-24] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Soccer96: Inner Worlds (Moshi Moshi) [05-06]
  • Sofi Tukker: Wet Tennis (Ultra Music) [04-29] - electropop [**]
  • Soft Cell: Happiness Not Included (BMG) [05-06] - synthpop [**]
  • Soft Ffog: Soft Ffog (Is It Jazz?) - jazz
  • The Soft Hills: Viva Chi Vede () [07-22]
  • The Soft Moon: Exister (Sacred Bones) [09-23]
  • The Soft Pink Truth: Is It Going to Get Any Deeper Than This? (Thrill Jockey) [10-21]
  • Softcult: Year of the Snake (-EP) [02-04]
  • Sohn: Trust ()
  • Soilwork: Overgivenheten (Nuclear Blast) [08-19] - metal
  • Solar: Face (RBW -EP) [03-16] - K-pop
  • Som: The Shape of Everything (Pelagic) [01-21] - post-metal
  • Somadina: Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable (self-released) [11-23] [A-]
  • Somali Yacht Club: The Space (Season of Mist) [04-22] - metal
  • Somaticae: Kleis () [06-05]
  • Somewhere South of Here: Leave Me for the Crows () [09-14]
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) [03-04] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer & the Lucaciu 3: Karawane (Intakt) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer & Raymond MacDonald: Sounds, Songs & Other Noises (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Clark Sommers Lens: Intertwine (Outside In Music) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sonic Liberation Front and the Sonic Liberation Singers: Justice: The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (High Two) [06-10] - jazz [***]
  • Sonica: Sonica (Outside In) - jazz
  • Sonido Solar: Eddie Palmieri Presents Sonido Solar (Truth Revolution) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Sonja: Loud Arriver () [09-16] - metal
  • Astrid Sonne: Ephemeral Camera Feed (Escho -EP) [03-18]
  • SonnyJim & the Purist: White Girl Wasted (Daupe -EP) [09-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Arun Sood: Searching Erskine () [03-04]
  • Soon: Soon () [02-25]
  • Soothsayers: Meets Victor Rice & Friends (Red Earth) - jazz
  • Sophie & the Broken Things: Delusions of Grandeur (Petaluma) [02-25] - country
  • Soreption: Jord (Unique Leader) [06-10]
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism (Yeros7 Music) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio + 1 [With Greg Osby]: The Off-Off Broadway Guide to Synergism (Pi -3CD) [10-28] - jazz [A]
  • Sorry: Anywhere but Here (Domino) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Sothiac: Superluna (33Xtreme) - jazz
  • Soul Blind: Feel It All Around (Other People) [11-11]
  • Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) [03-25] - screamo [*]
  • Soul Revivers: On the Groove (Acid Jazz) [03-11]
  • Soul Revivers: Grove Dub (Acid Jazz)
  • Soulfly: Totem (Nuclear Blast) [08-05] - groove metal
  • Sound of Ceres: Emerald Sea (Joyful Noise) [06-17]
  • The Sound of Science: The Sound of Science (Castles in Space) [05-06] - psychedelic pop
  • The Soundcarriers: Wilds (Phosphonic) [01-21] - neo-psychedelia
  • Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith: The Perfect Vision ()
  • Pedro Alves Sousa: Ma Estrela (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Thom Southern: Plaza () [02-11]
  • Sowal Diabi: De Kaboul a Bamako (Accords Croises) - world [A-]
  • Space Ghost: Private Paradise ()
  • Space Quartet: Freedom of Tomorrow (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Spaceface: Anemonia () [01-28]
  • Spacepilot: Hycean Worlds (Orbit 577) - jazz
  • Spacey Jane: Here Comes Everybody (AWAL) [06-24]
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Imagenes Latinas (Ovation) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Spanish Love Songs: Brave Faces Etc () [04-15]
  • Indigo Sparke: Hysteria (Sacred Bones) [10-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Spear of Destiny: Ghost Population ()
  • Special Interest: Endure (Rough Trade) [11-04] - dance-punk [*]
  • Spector: Now or Whenever (Moth Noise) [01-07] - synthpop
  • Regina Spektor: Home, Before and After (Sire) [06-24] [A-]
  • Spellbook: Deadly Charms (Cruz Del Sur) [09-23] - doom metal
  • Caroline Spence: True North (Rounder) [04-29] - country [**]
  • Jon Spencer & the HITmakers: Spencer Gets It Lit (In the Red) [04-01] - garage rock [B-]
  • Vic Spencer x Small Professor: Mudslide (Coalmine) [07-15] - hip-hop [*]
  • Greg Spero: The Chicago Experiment (Ropeadope) [01-28] - jazz
  • Spew: Hate Dealer (self-released) [01-11]
  • Spielbergs: Vestli (Big Scary Monsters) [08-19]
  • Spinifex: Beats the Plague (TryTone -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [**]
  • Spinning Jenny: The Great Story ()
  • Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful (Double Six/Fat Possum) [04-22] - space rock [*]
  • Spite: Dedication to Flesh ()
  • Spook: Spook (WERF) [03-11] - jazz
  • Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador) [02-11] - alt/indie [***]
  • Spoon: Lucifer on the Moon [Remix] (Matador) [11-04] - alt/indie
  • Sports Team: Gulp! (Island) [09-23] - indie rock
  • Kika Sprangers: Mind's Eye ()
  • Springbok: Involutions (We See Music) - jazz
  • Bruce Springsteen: Only the Strong Survive (Columbia) [11-11]
  • Sprints: Manifesto (Nice Swan -EP -21) [2021-03-26] - garage punk [*]
  • Sprints: A Modern Job (Nice Swan -EP) [ 03-11] - garage punk [***]
  • Spirit World: Deathwestern () [11-22]
  • SSWAN [Jessica Ackerley/Patrick Shiroishi/Chris Williams/Luke Stewart/Jason Nazary]: Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disorder (577) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • St Paul & the Broken Bones: The Alien Coast (ATO) [01-28] - soul
  • Stabbing Westward: Chasing Ghosts (COP International) [03-18]
  • Stacks: Love and Language () [05-27]
  • Stahls Trio: Kalltorp Sessions Volume Two (Moserobie -21) [2021-11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Stand Atlantic: FEAR (Fuck Everything and Run) (Hopeless) [05-06] - punk
  • Caylie Staples: Future Memory (self-released) [03-24]
  • Vince Staples: Ramona Park Broke My Heart (Blacksmith/Motown) [04-08] - hip-hop [**]
  • Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid () [05-12] - soul
  • Star Feminine Band: In Paris ()
  • Starcrawler: She Said (Big Machine) [09-16] - alt/indie
  • Stargaze: One (Transgressive) [11-25]
  • Janus Stark: Face Your Biggest Fear ()
  • Ringo Starr: EP3 (UME -EP) [09-16]
  • Stars: From Capelton Hill (Last Gang) [05-27]
  • State Champs: Kings of the New Age (Pure Noise) [05-13]
  • Static Abyss: Labyrinth of Veins (Peaceville) [04-22]
  • Static Dress: Rouge Carpet Disaster (Venn) [05-18] - metalcore
  • Status/Non-Status: Surely Travel () [09-23]
  • Stayc: Young-Luv.Com (High Up Entertainment -EP) [02-21] - K-pop
  • Steamboat Switzerland: Terrifying Sunset (Trost) [01-28] - jazz
  • Luke Steele: Listen to the Water (EMI) [05-13]
  • Steffi: The Red Hunter () [10-24] - techno
  • Maeve Steele: Overland (self-released -EP) [09-16]
  • Jason Stein/Damon Smith/Adam Shead: Volumes & Surfaces (Balance Point Acoustics) [01-16] - jazz [**]
  • Michiel Stekelenburg: Trio Onoda (ZenneZ) - jazz
  • Elias Stemeseder: Piano Solo (Intakt) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Jordan Stephens: Le Me Die Inside You () [02-11]
  • Stereophonics: Oochya! (Stylus/Ignition) [03/04] - pop rock
  • Quinn Sternberg: Cicada Songs (Mind Beach) - jazz
  • Stereotyped: Delusions of the Strange () [07-15]
  • Colin Stetson/Billy Martin/Elliott Sharp/Payton McDonald: Void Patrol (Infrequent Seams) - jazz
  • Colin Stetson: Chimaera I (Room40) [11-11] - jazz
  • Grant Stewart Quartet With Bruce Harris: The Lighting of the Lamps (Cellar) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 1 (Astral Spirits -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [*]
  • Luke Stewart: Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier Vol 2 (Astral Spirits) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Luke Stewart's Silt Trio: The Bottom (Cuneiform) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Stick Men: Tentacles (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Stick to Your Guns: Spectre (End Hits) [07-29]
  • Still/Form: From the Rot Is a Gift () [08-19] - metal
  • Robert Stillman: What Does It Mean to Be American? (Kit) [01-21]
  • Stimulator Jones: Round Spiritual Ring (Stones Throw) [07-08]
  • Kelley Stoltz: Stylist () [06-10]
  • Stone: Punkadonk (Polydor -EP) [11-18]
  • Carl Stone: Wat Dong Moon Lek (Unseen Worlds) [05-22] - [B]
  • Carl Stone: We Jazz Reworks Vol 2 (We Jazz) [10-21] - jazz
  • Stone Foundation: Outside Looking In (100%) [02-18]
  • Stony Sugarskull: Princess () [11-18]
  • John Storgards: Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (Dacapo) [02-11]
  • Stormzy: This Is What I Mean (Def Jam) [11-25] - UK hip-hop [B]
  • John Stowell/Dave Glenn & the Hawcaptak Quartet: Violin Memory (Origin) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Bartees Strange: Farm to Table (4AD) [06-17] [*]
  • Stratovarius: Survive (EarMusic) [09-23] - power metal
  • Straw Man Army: SOS () [04-15]
  • Stray From the Path: Euthanasia (UNFD) [09-09] - hardcore punk
  • Stray Kids: Oddinary (JYP -EP) [03-18] - K-pop
  • Stray Kids: Maxident (JYP -EP) [10-07] - K-pop
  • Angela Strehli: Ace of Blues ()
  • Barbra Streisand: Live at the Bon Soir () [11-04]
  • Strigoi: Viscera (Season of Mist) [09-30] - metal
  • String Machine: Hallelujah Hell Yeah (self-released) [02-25]
  • Billy Strings: Me/And/Dad () [11-18] - bluegrass
  • Strom: The Liquified Throne of Simplicity (Glitterbeat)
  • Stromae: Multitude (Mosaert) [03-04] - dance pop [**]
  • The Stroppies: Levity (Tough Love) [05-06] - jangle pop
  • Robert Storey: The Eventual Window () [11-26]
  • Nick Storring: Music From Wei () [08-19]
  • Str4ta: Str4tasfear () [11-11]
  • Tove Stryke: Hard (Sony) [06-03]
  • Dave Stryker: As We Are (Strikezone) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • Studio Bros: Different ()
  • Studio Dan/Anthony Coleman: . . . Im Gebirg (ROS) - jazz
  • Stupeflip: Stup Forever ()
  • Cassiopeia Sturm & Patrick Shiroishi: The Invention of the Saxophone (Surface World) [07-08] - jazz
  • Harry Styles: Harry's House (Columbia) [05-20] - synthpop [B]
  • Melissa Stylianou: Dream Dancing (Anzic) - jazz
  • Styrofoam Winos: Styrofoam Winos Play Their Favorite M Hurley Songs (Sophomore Lounge) [07-30] - folk [*]
  • Subjective: The Start of No Regret (Sony) [03-25]
  • Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen (Stones Throw) [09-09] - r&b [A-]
  • Alison Sudol: Still Come the Night ()
  • Suede: Autofiction (BMG) [09-16] - glam rock [B]
  • AJ Suede & Small Professor: Hundred Year Darkness () [04-14] - hip-hop
  • AJ Suede & Televangel: Metatron's Cube () [01-14] - hip-hop
  • Suede Razors: No Mess, No Fuzz, Just Rock'n'Roll ()
  • Tawanda: Smile (Resonance) [10-28] - jazz
  • The Suffers: It Starts With Love (Missing Piece) [06-03]
  • Brev Sullivan: Ira: The Tribute Album (Blue Road Studio) - jazz
  • Misha Sultan: Roots () [05-06]
  • Sumerlands: Dreamkiller (Reprise) [09-16] - metal
  • Summrs: Fallen Raven ()
  • Moses Sumney: Live From Blackalachia (Tuntum -21) [2021-12-10] - art pop
  • Sun of Goldfinger: Ozmir (Screwgun) [06-07] - jazz
  • Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen: Living Sky (Omni Sound) [10-07] - jazz [A-]
  • The Sun Sawed in 1/2: Before the Fall (self-released -DP) [02-15] - alt pop [B]
  • Sun Voyager: Sun Voyager (Ripple)
  • Sun's Signature: Sun's Signature (Partisan -EP) [06-18] - art pop
  • Sundara Karma: Oblivion! (Chess Club -EP) [04-01]
  • Sunflower Bean: Headful of Sugar (Mom + Pop) [05-06] - power pop [**]
  • Sunglaciers: Subterranea () [03-25] - indie rock
  • The Sunset Sound Featuring Shelby Lynne: Dreamtime ()
  • Sunsleeper: While You Can (Rude) [10-07]
  • Superchunk: Wild Loneliness (Merge) [02-25] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Supercrush: Melody Maker (-EP) [06-03]
  • Superorganism: World Wide Pop (Domino) [07-15] - electropop [***]
  • Superpoze: Nova Cardinale ()
  • Charu Suri: Ragas & Waltzes (Amala) - jazz
  • Surprise Chef: Education & Recreation (Big Crown) [10-14]
  • Survival Unit III: The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (Astral Spirits) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Susanna: Elevation (SusannaSonata) [03-25]
  • SUSS: SUSS (Northern Spy) - ambient
  • Harvey Sutherland: Boy (House Anxiety) [04-29] - nu-disco
  • Charlie Sutton: Trout Takes (Chuckwagon -EP) [03-04] - country [*]
  • Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (BFM Jazz) [05-06] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Neil Swainson: Fire in the West (Cellar) [08-19] - jazz
  • Swamp Dogg: I Need a Job . . . So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune () [02-25] - southern soul
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! (Tan Cressida/Warner -EP) [01-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard: Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 (BIS) - classical
  • Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (Republic/SSA) [04-15] - house [**]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Married Alone (Aunt Daddy) [09-23] - country [***]
  • Annie B Sweet/Los Estanques: Burbuja Comoda Y Elefante Inesperado ()
  • Taylor Swift: Midnights (Republic) [10-21] - pop [A-]
  • Swim Deep: Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit (self -EP) [03-11]
  • Cole Swindell: Stereotype ()
  • Wil Swindler's Elevenet: Space Bugs: Live in Denver (OA2) [11-18] - jazz [B]
  • Swiss Jazz Orchestra & Christoph Irniger: The Music of Pilgrim (Stadt Zurich Kultur/nWog) [10-21] - jazz
  • Swsh: Goodboy () [04-29]
  • Syberia: Statement of Death (Metal Blade/Blacklight Media) [05-06] - metal
  • Syd: Broken Hearts Club (Columbia) [04-08] - r&b [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Heaven Is Begun (Passerine) - jazz
  • Sylvaine: Nova (Season of Mist) [03-04] - post-metal
  • Sylvan Esso: No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) [08-12] - electropop [***]
  • Sylvie: Sylvie (Full Time Hobby -EP) [10-14]
  • SZA: CTRL (Deluxe) () - r&b
  • SZA: SOS (Top Dawg/RCA) [12-09] - r&b [**]
  • Szun Waves: Earth Patterns (The Leaf Label) [08-19] - jazz
  • Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever (Polydor) [07-22] - indie rock [B]
  • T Truman: Luxury Star (-EP) [03-10]
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Mary Halvorson: Strings & Things (Jam-All Productions) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Taeyeon: Invu (SM Entertainment) [02-14] - K-pop
  • Tanya Tagaq: Tongues (Six Shooter) [03-11] - art rock [**]
  • Taipei Houston: Once Bit Never Bored (C3) [11-04]
  • Talk Show: Touch the Ground (-EP) [09-23]
  • Heidi Talbot: Sing It for a Lifetime () [05-20]
  • Billy Talent: Crisis of Faith (Warner Music Canada) [01-21] - pop punk
  • Tallah: The Generation of Danger (Earache) [11-18] - metalcore
  • Tallies: Patina (Kanine) [07-29]
  • Talmont: Laid Under Heavy Lights () [01-21]
  • Tamarisk: Plays a Word for Sun (Waveform Alphabet) - jazz
  • Tamino: Sahar ()
  • Natsuki Tamura: Summer Tree (Libra) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Tan Cologne: Earth Visions of Water Spaces (Labrador) [09-09] - dream pop
  • Tangerine Dream: Raum (Kscope) [02-25] - prog electronic
  • Tangerinecat: Glass () [04-28]
  • Tank and the Bangas: Red Balloon (Verve Forecast) [05-13] - r&b [***]
  • Taper's Choice: Choice Tapes Vol 1 ()
  • Taper's Choice: Choice Tapes Vol 2 ()
  • Taper's Choice: Choice Tapes Vol 3 ()
  • Taper's Choice: Choice Tapes Vol 4 ()
  • Taper's Choice: Choice Tapes Vol 5 ()
  • Tarbaby Feat Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Silvia Tarozzi/Deborah Walker: Canti Di Guerra, Di Lavoro E D'Amore (Unseen Worlds) [06-10]
  • Tarta Relena: Fiat Lux (Le Castanya/The Indian Runners -21) [2021-12-03] - Catalan folk
  • Tasche de la Rocha: Tasche de la Rocha & the Psychedelic Roses (Sinking City) [10-21]
  • Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun: Out of the Beast Came Honey (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Yaniv Taubenhouse: Hope (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Taxi Consilium: Spiritual Car Wash (PMGJazz) - jazz
  • Chad Taylor Trio: The Reel (Astral Spirits) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Charm Taylor: She Is the Future (Sinking City -21) [2021-12-03] - afrofuturism [**]
  • Hudson Taylor: Searching for the Answers () [06-03]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues From the Heart: Live (KTBA) [06-10] - blues [*]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Nobody's Fool (Keeping the Blues Alive) [10-28] - blues
  • Julian Taylor: Beyond the Reservoir (Howling Turtle) [10-14] - folk
  • Lewis Taylor: Numb () [07-15]
  • Claude Tchamitchian Quintet: Ways Out (Emouvance) [06-27] - jazz
  • Hagop Tchaparian: Bolts (Text) [10-21]
  • Tears for Fears: The Tipping Point (Concord) [02-25] - pop rock [B-]
  • Teddy & the Rough Riders: Teddy & the Rough Riders (self-released -EP) [07-21] - country [B]
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: I Crescent (Fantasy) [06-03] - blues
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: II Ascension (Concord) [07-01] - blues
  • Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers: Pretty Good for a Girl Band (Domestic La La -EP) [05-13] - punk [**]
  • Teen Suicide: Honeybee Table at the Butterfly Feast (Run for Cover) [08-26]
  • Teezee: Arrested by Love (TooLoud/Metallic) [02-18]
  • Tegan and Sara: Still Jealous (Mom + Pop) [02-11]
  • Tegan and Sara: Crybaby (Mom + Pop) [10-21] - electropop [***]
  • Tegh & Adel Poursamadi: Ima () [07-22]
  • TEIP Trio: TEIP Trio (Sonic Transmissions) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • Gerardo Teissonniere: Beethoven: The Last Sonatas: Piano Sonatas Op 109, 110, 111 (Steinway & Sons) [03-04] - classical
  • John Tejada: Sleepwalker () [03-18]
  • Telefis: A Haon (Dimple Discs) [03-04]
  • The Televisionaires: Mad About You (Hi-Tide)
  • Kae Tempest: The Line Is a Curve (Republic) [04-08] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • Temple of Void: Summoning the Slayer (Relapse) [06-03] - metal
  • Alfie Templeman: Mellow Moon (Chess Club) [05-27]
  • The Temptations: Temptations 60 (UMe) [01-28]
  • Tenci: A Swollen River, a Well Overflowing (Keeled Scales) [11-04]
  • Tenebra: Moongazer (New Heavy Sounds) [04-29]
  • Tengger: Earthing (self-released) [03-21]
  • Tennyson: Rot (Counter) [02-18] - alt-pop
  • Jimi Tenor: Multiversum (Bureau B) [05-20]
  • Tensal: K (Tensal)
  • Soichi Terada: Asakusa Light () [01-07] - deep house
  • Roza Terenzi & D Tiffany: Edge of Innocence () [ 05-19] - techno
  • Terrence Etc: Vortex (Brainfeeder) [08-19]
  • Territorial Gobbing: Can't Recall () [01-31]
  • Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon: Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon () [03-25]
  • Terror: Pain Into Power (End Hits) [05-06] - metal
  • Test Card: Patterns () [02-18] - indietronica
  • Thaiboy Digital: Back 2 Life (Year0001) [11-18] - trap
  • Thank: Thoughtless Cruelty (Exploding in Sound) [02-04] - noise rock
  • Thee Sacred Souls: Thee Sacred Souls (Daptone) [09-09] - retro soul
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2: Remixes (MoonJune -21) - jazz
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 3 (MoonJune) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • There Be Monsters: Rubikon (Klopotec) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • These Arms Are Snakes: Duct Tape & Shivering Crows (Suicide Squeeze) [04-15]
  • They Are Gutting a Body of Water: Lucky Styles (Smoking Room)
  • They Hate Change: Finally, New (Jagjaguwar) [05-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Cedric Theys: Legerete De L'Etre (Mad Ducks) - jazz
  • Thick: Happy Now (Epitaph) [08-19] - punk [**]
  • This Friendship Is Sailing: Live on Curious Ear Radio (Beartown -21) - jazz
  • Thollem: Obstacle Illusion (Astral Spirits) [03-11] - jazz [*]
  • Ben Thomas Tango Project: Eternal Aporia (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Crystal Thomas: Now Dig This! (Dialtone -21) [2021-04-30] - blues [***]
  • Crystal Thomas: Good Good Lovin' () - blues
  • Micah Thomas: Piano Solo (LP345) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Pat Thomas & XT (Seymour Wright/Paul Abbott/Will Holder): Akisakila/Attitudes of Preparation (Mountains, Oceans, Trees) (Edition Gamut) [06-03] - jazz [***]
  • Pat Thomas: Pat Thomas Plays the Duke (New Jazz and Improvised Music) [10-07] - jazz [*]
  • Prins Thomas: 8 () [02-25]
  • Richard Thomas: The House Rabbit of Jesus Green (Ffordd Allan)
  • Ural Thomas & the Pain: Dancing Dimensions (Bella Union) [06-03]
  • Sean Thompson's Weird Ears: Sean Thompson's Weird Ears ()
  • Thorium: Danmark () [04-29]
  • ThornBird: ThornBird () [03-11]
  • Thornhill: Heroine (UNFD) [06-03] - alt metal
  • Thotcrime: D1G1T4L_DR1FT (Prosthetic) [10-28] - metal
  • Thousand Yard Stare: Earthanasia (Thousand Yard Stare) [10-14]
  • Threshold: Dividing Lines () [11-18] - metal
  • Throwe: Forfald (Deathbird) [04-29]
  • Thumbscrew: Multicolored Midnight (Cuneiform) [09-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Thumper: Delusions of Grandeur (EMMS) [03-18]
  • Thunder: Dopamine (BMG) [04-29]
  • Thus Love: Memorial (Captured Tracks) [10-07]
  • Thus Owls: Who Would Hold You If the Sky Betrayed Us? () [03-04] - art pop
  • Thyla: Thyla (Easy Life) [01-28]
  • Yann Tiersen: 11 5 18 2 5 18 (Mute) [06-10]
  • Tigris: UTRY ()
  • Michael Timmons: The Lightness of the Dread () [01-27]
  • Duval Timothy: Meeting With a Judas Tree (Carrying Colour) [11-11] - post-minimalism
  • Bernardo Tinoco & Tom Maciel: NoMad Nenufar (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Julie Tippets and Martin Archer: Illusion (Discus) - jazz
  • The Tisburys: Exile on Main Street ()
  • Titus Andronicus: The Will to Live (Merge) [09-30] - alt/indie
  • Anna Tivel: Outsiders (Mama Bird) [08-19]
  • Tobi Lou: Non-Perishable (Artclub/Empire) [03-11]
  • Tocotronic: Nie Wieder Krieg ()
  • Maylee Todd: Maloo (Stones Throw) [03-04]
  • Toechter: Zephyr (Edition Dur) [03-18]
  • Joona Toivanen Trio: Both Only (We Jazz) [02-25] - jazz
  • Marcos Toledo: Hunch (Nitsuga) - jazz
  • Quentin Tolimieri: Monochromes (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Jenny Tolman: Married in a Honky Tonk (Old Sol) [03-04] - country
  • Tomarum: Ash in Realms of Stone Icons (Prosthetic) [05-06] - metal
  • Tomb Mold: Aperture of Body (self-released -EP) [06-10] - death metal
  • Tomberlin: I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This . . . (Saddle Creek) [04-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Louis Tomlinson: Faith in the Future (BMG) [11-11] - britpop
  • Tomorrow X Together: Minisode 2: Thursday's Child (Bit Hit -EP) [05-09] - K-pop
  • Tomu DJ: Half Moon Bay (Franchise) [08-12] - downtempo
  • Tops: Empty Seats (self-released -EP) [05-10] - sophisti-pop
  • Toro Y Moi: Mahal (Dead Oceans) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Nestor Torres & Corey Allen: Dominican Suite (Nine-PM) [10-11] - jazz
  • Ricardo Toscano Trio: Chasing Contradictions (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Xiomara Torres: La Voz Del Mar (Patois) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: When the Lights Go () [09-09]
  • Vieux Farka Toure: Les Racines (World Circuit) [06-10] - Mali [***]
  • Vieux Farka Toure & Khruangbin: Ali (Dead Oceans) [09-23] - neo-psychedelia [***]
  • Tourist: Inside Out (Monday) [05-20]
  • Town Mountain: Lines in the Levee (New West) - country
  • Devin Townsend: Lightwork (InsideOut/HevyDevy) [11-04] - prog metal
  • Toxicated Keys: From Thultwane to the World ()
  • Traams: Personal Best (FatCat) [07-22]
  • Meghan Trainor: Takin' It Back ()
  • Joshua Travis: No Rest (SharpTone) [03-18]
  • Tree River: Time Being (Big Scary Monsters) [04-01]
  • Ron Trent: WARM: What Do the Stars Say to You () [06-24]
  • Trentemoller: Memoria (Hfn Music) [02-11] - dream pop
  • Triathalon: Spin (Lex) [08-19]
  • Tribe Friday: Bubblegum Emo () [06-03]
  • Vasco Trilla/Liba Villavecchia: Asebeia (FMR -21) [2021-05-08] - jazz [*]
  • Anthony Tring: On Ocean (EarToGround)
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides (Iridium -21) - jazz
  • Trio Xolo: In Flower, in Song (577) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Dylan Triplett: Who Is He? (VizzTone) [07-15]
  • Tristan: Wellif ()
  • Trombone Shorty: Lifted (Blue Note) [04-29] - jazz [B]
  • Tropical Gothclub: Tropical Gothclub (Third Man) [11-04]
  • Heather Trost: Desert Flowers (Ba Da Bing!) [11-12]
  • Walter Trout: Ride (Provogue) [08-19]
  • Robin Trower: No More Worlds to Conquer (Provogue) [04-29]
  • Trueno: Bien o Mal () [05-12] - pop rap
  • Trupa Trupa: B Flat A (Glitterbeat) [02-11]
  • Tsha: Fabric Presents (Fabric) [05-06] - electronic
  • Tsha: Capricorn Sun (Ninja Tune) [10-07] - prog house
  • Misha Tsiganov Quintet: Misha's Wishes (Criss Cross) [01-14] - jazz
  • Tuba Skinny: Magnolia Stroll (self-released) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • KT Tunstall: Nut (Blue Elan) [09-09] - alt/indie
  • Aaron Turner: To Speak (Trost)
  • Frank Turner: FTHC (Polydor) [02-11] - folk punk
  • Joe Lynn Turner: Belly of the Beast (Mascot) [10-28]
  • Klas Jervfors Turner: Odonata (Krokodil) - jazz
  • Lou Turner: Microcosmos (self-released) [09-02]
  • Mark Turner: Return From the Stars (ECM) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Turnover: Myself in the Way (Run for Cover) [11-04] - indie pop
  • Steve Turre: Generations (Smoke Sessions) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Tuscoma: Gu-cci (Landmine) [06-30]
  • Tuskar: Matriarch (Church Road) [02-25] - sludge metal
  • Andrew Tuttle: Fleeting Adventure (Milestone) [07-29]
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (Nonesuch) [04-01] - bluegrass [***]
  • TV Priest: My Other People (Sub Pop) [06-17]
  • TVAM: High Art Life (Invada) [10-28]
  • Twain: Noon (Keeled Scales) [10-21]
  • Twin Atlantic: Transparency (Believe) [01-07] - synthpop
  • Two Door Cinema Club: Keep On Smiling (Glassnote) [09-02] - indie pop
  • Two Shell: Home (Mainframe Audio -EP) [01-20] - UK bass [*]
  • Two Shell: Icons (Mainframe Audio -EP) [06-30] - UK bass
  • Tess Tyler: Fractals [Vol 1] (Manners McDade) [09-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Tess Tyler x Spindle Ensemble: Fractals [Vol 2] (Manners McDade) [09-09] - jazz [*]
  • Tzompantli: Tlazcaltiliztli (20 Buck Spin) [05-06] - metal
  • Oded Tzur: Isabela (ECM) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Uffie: Sunshine Factory (Company) [05-20]
  • Ufomammut: Fenice (Neurot/Supernatural Cat) [05-06] - metal
  • UK Subs: Reverse Engineering ()
  • Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms: Live at the Green Mill (Woolgathering -21) - jazz
  • Matt Ulery: Become Giant (Woolgathering) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Ulla: Foam () [11-03] - glitch
  • Lisa Ullen/Elsa Bergman/Anna Lund: Space (Relative Pitch) - jazz [***]
  • Gebhard Ullmann/Gerhard Gschlössl/Johannes Fink/Jan Leipnitz/Michael Haves: Gulfh of Berlin (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [**]
  • Ultha: All That Has Never Been True ()
  • Ultrabomb: Time to Burn ()
  • UMI: Forest in the City (UMI/Keep Cool/RCA) [05-26]
  • UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Last Dance: New Music for Jazz Orchestra by Ed Partyka (Neuklang) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Undeath: It's Time . . . To Rise From the Grave (Prosthetic) [04-22] - death metal
  • Under the Reefs Orchestra: Sakurajima () [09-23]
  • Under the Surface: Miin Triuwa (Challenge) [03-03] - jazz
  • Underoath: Voyeurist (Fearless) [01-14] - metalcore
  • Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones (Capitol Nashville) [06-10] - country pop
  • United Bible Studies: The Return of the Rivers () [06-24]
  • UNKLE: Ronin II (self-released) [08-31] - electronica [**]
  • Unloved: The Pink Album (Heavenly) [09-02]
  • UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2021 (UNT Jazz) - jazz
  • The Urban Voodoo Machine: Snake Oil Engine ()
  • Urge Overkill: Oui (Omnivore) [02-11]
  • The Urge Trio: Live in St Petersburg (Veto -21) - jazz
  • Agustin Uriburu: Santa Fe (Ears & Eyes -21) [2021-11-23] - jazz
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [U]
  • The Unthanks: Sorrows Away (Rough Trade) [10-14]
  • Upupayama: The Golden Pond (Cardinal Fuzz)
  • Uruk: Ame: Live at Artacts (Trost) [04-08] - jazz
  • Huma Utku: The Psychologist (Editions Mego)
  • UTO: Touch the Look ()
  • The Utopia Strong: International Treasure (Rocket) [06-10]
  • Vacuous: Dreams of Dysphoria () [10-14]
  • Vald: V ()
  • Chucho Valdes & Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! (Sunnyside) [07-22] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Francisca Valenzuela: Vida Tan Boita (Sony) [05-06]
  • Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Ditancia (Greenleaf Music) [03-18] - jazz
  • Valerie June: Under Cover (Fantasy -EP) [08-26] [B]
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Salvoandrea Lucifora/Marcelo Dos Reis: Light Machina (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Valleyheart: Heal My Head (Tooth & Nail) [06-03]
  • Van Buren: DSM () [09-09]
  • Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: Ghost Trance Septet Plays Anthony Braxton (El Negocito) [06-02] - jazz [***]
  • Sharon Van Etten: We've Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) [05-06] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Petra Van Nuis: Lonely Girl: I Remember Julie (String Damper) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Momentum 5: Stammer (Triptych) (Audiographic -21) - jazz
  • Kalia Vandever: Regrowth (New Amsterdam) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • The Vandoliers: The Vandoliers ()
  • Jordan Vanhemert: Nomad (Origin) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Vansire: The Modern Western World (Spirit Goth) [05-12]
  • Christina Vantzou/Michael Harrison/John Also Bennett: Christina Vantzou, Michael Harrison and John Also Bennett () [09-02]
  • Vanum: Legend (Profound Lore/Eisenwald) [04-22] - metal
  • Kate Vargas: Rumpumpo (Bandaloop -21) [2021-07-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Varials: Scars for You to Remember (Fearless) [10-14] - metal
  • Pictoria Vark: The Parts I Dread () [04-08] - indie rock
  • Juliet Varnedoe: Cajun Blue (self) - vocal jazz
  • The Vat Egg Imposition: Shop Tones () [09-02]
  • Alex Vaughn: The Hurtbook ()
  • Eddie Vedder: Earthling (Seattle Surf/Republic) [02-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Vehemence: Ordalies (Antiq) [03-08] - black metal
  • Vein.fm: This World Is Going to Ruin You (Nuclear Blast) [03-04] - metalcore
  • Laura Veirs: Found Light (Bella Union) [07-08] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Phil Venable: Bassworks, Vol 1 (Soul City Sounds) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Phil Venable/Paul Swest Duo: Kaolin (Soul City Sounds) [06-03] - jazz
  • Julieta Venegas: Tu Historia (Altafonte) [11-11]
  • Suzan Veneman Sextet: Migration of the Mind (Zennez) [04-01] - jazz
  • Venom Prison: Erebos (Century Media) [02-04] - death metal
  • Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Viagra Boys: Cave World (Year0001) [07-08] - dance punk [*]
  • Andres Vial: When Is Ancient? (Chromatic Audio) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Pedro Vian & Mana: Cascades (Modern Obscure Music) [12-09]
  • Luis Vicente/Seppe Gebruers/Onno Govaert: Room With No Name (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Erlend Viken/Jo Berger Myhre/Thomas Stronen: Djupet (OK World) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • Kurt Vile: (Watch My Moves) (Verve Forecast) [04-15] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • The Villa: Savior Self (Velocity -EP) [07-22]
  • Villager: Frontier (MCMXCV) [01-28]
  • Carmen Villain: Only Love From Now On (Smalltown Supersound) [02-25]
  • Daniel Villarreal: Panama 77 (International Anthem) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Liba Villavecchia Trio: Zaidan (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Eyal Vilner Big Band: The Jam! (self-released) - jazz
  • Will Vinson: Tripwire (Whirlwind) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Vintage Crop: Kibitzer () [06-24]
  • Violet Skies: If I Saw You Again () [06-17]
  • David Virelles: Nuna (Pi) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Vitskar Suden: The Faceless King (Ripple)
  • Viul & Benoit Pioulard: Konec (A Strangely Isolated Place) - ambient
  • Viviz: Beam of Prism (Big Planet Made -EP) [02-09] - K-pop
  • Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser: Two for the Road (V-flow/Challenge) - jazz [*]
  • Vlure: Euphoria (So-Young -EP) [01-14] - post-punk
  • Vntageparadise: The Parable of the Sensei (self-released -EP -21) [2021-12-24] - lo-fi
  • Voice Actor: Sent From My Telephone (Stroom) [10-05] - spoken word
  • Voivod: Synchro Anarchy (Century Media) [02-11] - prog metal
  • Vomit Forth: Seething Malevolence (Century Media -EP) [07-08] - metal
  • Anna Von Hausswolff: Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Southern Lord) [01-14] - rock [B]
  • Von Hertzen Brothers: Red Alert in the Blue Forest () [03-25]
  • Bilana Voutchkova/Susana Santos Silva: Bagra (Relative Pitch) [09-21] - jazz [B]
  • VR Sex: Rough Dimension (Dais) [03-25]
  • Wilma Vritra: Grotto ()
  • Vukovi: Nula (LAB) [10-07] - metal
  • Vulk: Vulk Ez Da ()
  • Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Deluxe) (Venn -EP -21) [2021-02-21] - grime [A-]
  • Bob Vylan: Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life (Ghost Theatre) [04-22] - grime [A-]
  • Leon Vynehall: Fabric Presents Leon Vynehall (Fabric) [03-25] - dj mix
  • WA Records: If You Fart Make It Sound Good (WA) [03-25] - electronic [B]
  • Waajeed: Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz () [11-25] - deep house
  • Alune Wade: Sultan (Enja) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Wade Trio: True Stories (AMP Music) [03-11] - jazz
  • Eric Wagner: In the Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz del Sur Music) [03-04]
  • Vanessa Wagner: Study of the Invisible (InFine) [03-25]
  • Wailin Storms: The Silver Snake U nfolds (Gilead)
  • Loudon Wainwright III: Lifetime Achievement (StorySound) [08-19] - folk [A-]
  • Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios (BMG) [06-10]
  • Wake: Thought Form Descent (Metal Blade) [07-22] - black metal
  • Wako: Ut Av Det Nye (Ora Fonogram) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Walden: Missa Iubileum Aureum (Golden Jubilee Jazz Mass) (Origin) [08-19] - jazz [C-]
  • Devin Brahja Waldman & Hamid Drake: Mediumistic Methodology (Astral Spirits) [06-10] - jazz [**]
  • Kelsey Waldon: No Regular Dog (Oh Boy) [08-12] - country [***]
  • Eli Walace/Cecilia Lopez/Michael Foster/Sean Ali: The Inflatable Leviathan (Tripticks Tapes) - jazz
  • Butch Walker: Butch Walker as . . . Glenn ()
  • Ryley Walker: So Certain () [01-11] - singer-songwriter
  • Skip Walker: Tina's Contemplation: A Reflection on the Genius of Tina Brooks (Skip Walker Music) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra: Not in My Lifetime (Blue Dot -21) [2021-07-16] - blues [***]
  • Wheeler Walker Jr: Sex, Drugs and Country Music (Pepper Hill/Thirty Tigers) - country
  • Walking Cliche Sextet: Suite Chase Reflex (self-released -EP -21) [2021-01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Walking Cliche Sextet: Micro-Nap (Endectomorph Music) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wallice: 90s American Superstar (Dirty Hit -EP) [05-06]
  • Wallis Bird: Hands (Virgin) [05-27]
  • Johannes Wallmann: Precarious Towers (Shifting Paradigm) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Wallows: Tell Me That It's Over (Atlantic) [03-25] - indietronica
  • Walt Disco: Unlearning (Lucky Number) [04-01] - synthpop
  • Doug Wamble: Blues in the Present Tense () - jazz
  • Wand: Spiders in the Rain (Drag City) [10-28] - alt/indie
  • Jackson Wang: Magic Man (Atlantic) [09-09] - pop rock
  • Nick Ward: Brand New You (Hunnydew -EP) [04-29]
  • Ian Wardenski: Trust (self-released) - jazz
  • Wardruna: Kvitravn: First Flight of the White Raven (Music for Nations) [06-10]
  • Marta Warelis: A Grain of Earth (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Wargasm: Mixxxtape ()
  • Warhaus: Ha Ha Heartbreak ()
  • Warmduscher: At the Hotspot (Bella Union) [04-01] - art punk
  • Warpaint: Radiate Like This (Virgin) [05-06] - dream pop [*]
  • Johanna Warren: Lessons for Mutants (Wax Nine/Carpark) [10-07] - indie rock
  • Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan: Districts, Roads, Open Space () [10-10] - ambient
  • Judah Warsky/Gilbert Cohen: L'Aurore () [06-03]
  • RA Washington/Jah Nada: In Search of Our Father's Gardens (Astral Spirits) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Wasted Cathedral: Retreat Into Fantasy Soundtracks ()
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Hearing the Water Before Seeing the Falls (Clay Pipe Music) [11-25]
  • John Wasson's Strata Big Band: Chronicles (MAMA) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Wasuremono: Let's Talk Pt 2 () [01-28] - indie pop
  • Watain: The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain (Nuclear Blast) [04-29] - black metal
  • Water Damage: Repeater (12XU) [04-29] - experimental [A-]
  • The Waterboys: All Souls Hill (Cooking Vinyl) [05-06]
  • Suki Waterhouse: I Can't Let Go (Sub Pop) [05-06]
  • The Watersons: Frost and Fire ()
  • Watkins Family Hour: Vol 2 () [08-19]
  • Bobby Watson: Back Home in Kansas City (Smoke Sessions) [10-07] - jazz [*]
  • Charles Watson: Yes (Moshi Moshi) [04-29]
  • Patrick Watson: Better in the Shade (Secret City) [04-22]
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts: Misterioso (GSI) [10-07] - jazz
  • Wau Wau Collectif: Mariage (Sahel Sounds) [11-12] - African [*]
  • Rod Wave: Beautiful Mind (Alamo) [08-12] - trap
  • Wax Machine: Hermit's Grove (Batov)
  • The Waxidermist: Tribe () [04-08] - hip-hop
  • Dallas Wayne: Coldwater, Tennessee (Audium/BFD) [04-22] - country [*]
  • We Broke the Weather: We Broke the Weather () [02-11] - prog rock
  • We Came as Romans: Darkbloom (SharpTone) [10-14] - metalcore
  • Weak Signal: War and War () [ 03-25]
  • The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars (Fat Possum) [03-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Doug Webb: The Message (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Mila Webb: Lucky Nights ()
  • Katharina Weber: In Marta's Garden: Piano Solo (Intakt) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Faye Webster: Car Therapy Sessions (Secretly Canadian -EP) [04-29] - chamber pop
  • Jamie Webster: Moments (Modern Sky) [01-28]
  • The Wedding Present: 24 Songs (Scopitones)
  • Wednesday: Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up (Orindal) [03-11] - shoegaze
  • Wednesday 13: Horrifier (Napalm) [10-07] - metal
  • Wednesday Knudson: Soft Focus Vol 1-2 ()
  • Corey Weeds With Strings: What Is There to Say? (Cellar -21) [2021-11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Cory Weeds Quartet: Just Coolin' (Cellar) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Weeknd: Dawn FM (XO/Republic) [01-07] - dance pop [***]
  • Orlando Weeks: Hop Up (PIAS) [01-14] - art pop [*]
  • Weezer: SZNZ: Spring (Crush/Atlantic -EP) [03-20] - power pop
  • Weezer: SZNZ: Autumn (Crush/Atlantic -EP) [09-22] - power pop
  • WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Weird Nightmare: Weird Nightmare (Sub Pop) [05-20]
  • Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (AMM) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Dan Weiss Trio: Dedication (Cygnus) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Weiss: Persistence (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • The Well Wishers: Blue Sky Sun ()
  • Emily Wells: Regards to the End (This Is Meru) [02-25] - art pop
  • Tauren Wells: Back From the Dead ()
  • WEMA: WEMA (!K7) [04-29]
  • Werewolves: From the Cave to the Grave (Prosthetic) [06-24]
  • Werk: Angiru () [02-18]
  • Wesli: Tradisyon (Cumbancha) - Haitian
  • Charlotte Wessels: Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II (Napalm) [10-07]
  • Bugge Wesseltoft: Be Am (Jazzland) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Brodie West Quintet: Meadow of Dreams (Astral Spirits) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • David West: Jolly in the Bush () [03-04]
  • Kanye West: Donda 2 (self-released) [02-24] - pop rap
  • Westside Boogie: More Black Superheroes (Shady/Interscope) [06-17] - hip-hop
  • Westside Gunn: Peace Fly God (Griselda) [07-08] - hip-hop
  • Westside Gunn: 10 (Griselda) [10-28] - hip-hop
  • Wet: Pink Room (-EP) [07-08]
  • Wet Leg: Wet Leg (Domino) [04-08] - indie rock [***]
  • Wet Tuna: Warping All by Yourself (Three Lobed) [04-08]
  • Weyes Blood: And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow (Sub Pop) [11-18] [B]
  • Michael Whalen: Imaginary Trains (self-released)
  • Whatever the Weather: Whatever the Weather (Ghostly International) [04-08] - ambient [B]
  • Whee In: Whee (The L1ve -EP) [01-16] - K-pop
  • Allison Wheeler: Winterspring (Ubuntu) - jazz
  • Whimsical: Melt (Shelflife) [04-01]
  • Whiskey Myers: Tornillo (Wiggy Thump) [07-29] - country
  • Kai Whiston: Quiet as Kept, FOG (Lux) [09-16] - EDM
  • Rodney Whitaker: Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Emily Jane White: Alluvion () [03-25] - dark folk
  • Hannah White: About Time (Paper Blue) [05-22] - country [***]
  • Jack White: Fear of the Dawn (Third Man) [04-08] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Jack White: Entering Heaven Alive (Third Man) [07-22] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Ralph White: It's More in My Body Than in My Mind (Worried Songs)
  • Ralph White: Something About Dreaming (Worried Songs)
  • The White Buffalo: Year of the Dark Horse () [11-11]
  • White Lighters: Break Boy ()
  • White Lung: Premonition (Domino) [12-02] - punk rock
  • White Suns: Dead Time EP (Orange Milk -EP)
  • White Ward: False Light () [06-17] - black metal
  • Amanda Whiting: Lost in Abstraction (Jazzman) [05-27] - jazz
  • The Whitlams: Sancho (EG) [01-28]
  • Judy Whitmore: Isn't It Romantic (Arden House Music) - vocal jazz
  • The Whitmore Sisters: Ghost Stories (Red House) [01-21] - Americana [**]
  • Whitney: Spark (Secretly Canadian) [09-16]
  • Hailey Whitters: Raised (Big Loud/Pigasus) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Leland Whitty: Anyhow (Innovative Leisure) [12-09]
  • Betty Who: Big! (BMG) [10-14]
  • Why Bonnie: 90 in November (Keeled Scales) [08-19]
  • Jacob Wick: Standards (Full Spectrum) - jazz
  • Chip Wickham: Cloud 10 (Gondwana) - jazz
  • Widowspeak: The Jacket (Captured Tracks) [03-11] - dream pop
  • Wiegedood: There's Always Blood at the End of the Road (Century Media) [01-14] - black metal
  • Ester Wiesenerova: Blue Journal (self-released) [05-20] - jazz
  • WiFiGawd: Chain of Command (POW) [02-23] - hip-hop
  • Wiki & Subjxct 5: Cold Cuts () [10-21] - hip-hop
  • Wild Pink: ILYSM (Royal Mountain) [10-14] - indie rock
  • Wildlife Freeway: Sunny () [02-25]
  • Wilco: Cruel Country (dBpm) [05-27] - alt/indie [***]
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 2: Joy Boy (New Amsterdam) [06-17] - classical [**]
  • The Wilder Blue: The Wilder Blue () - country
  • Wilder Maker: Male Models (Western Vinyl) [07-29]
  • Wilderun: Epigone (Century Media) [01-07] - prog metal
  • Ginger Wildheart & the Sinners: Ginger Wildheart & the Sinners ()
  • Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann: Perform the Compositions of Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann ()
  • Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (Blue Note) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • A Will Away: Stew (Rude) [02-18]
  • AA Williams: As the Moon Rests (Bella Union) [10-07] - post-metal
  • Alex Williams: Waging Peace (Lightning Rod) - country
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil II (Astral Spirits) [10-07] - jazz [*]
  • Gareth Williams: Short Stories (Miles Music) [07-15] - jazz
  • Hank Williams Jr: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound) [06-17] - blues [***]
  • John Williams and Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (Deutsche Grammophon) - classical
  • Kathryn Williams: Night Drives (One Little Independent) [07-15]
  • Lucinda Williams: Lu's Jukebox Vol 6: You Are Cordially Invited . . . A Tribute to the Rolling Stones () [rock]
  • Marlon Williams: My Boy (Dead Oceans) [09-09]
  • Robbie Williams: XXV (Columbia) [09-09]
  • Saul Williams: Unanimous Goldmine [The Original Soundtrack of "Neptune Frost"] (Fader)
  • Astrid Williamson: Into the Mountain (Incarnation) [02-18]
  • Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance (CYH) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Willow: (Copingmechanism) (Roc Nation/MSFTS Music) [10-07] - alt rock
  • Michelle Wills: Just One Voice () - jazz
  • Spike Wilner Trio: Plays Monk & Ellington (Cellar) - jazz
  • Ann Wilson: Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining) [04-29]
  • The Dave Wilson Quartet: Stretching Supreme (Dave Wilson Music -21) [2021-01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country (Broken Bow) [10-28] - country [***]
  • Martin Wind/New York Bass Quartet: Air (Laika) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Winged Wheel: No Island () [04-29]
  • Mark Winkler: Late Bloomin' Jazzman (Cafe Pacific) - vocal jazz
  • Luke Winslow-King: If These Walls Could Talk (Ghost River) [06-05] - country
  • Winter: What Kind of Blue Are You? (Bar/None) [10-14]
  • Edgar Winter: Brother Johnny (Quarto Valley) [04-15]
  • Eli Winter: Eli Winter ()
  • Christian Winther: Urfuglen (Fysisk Format) - jazz
  • Wiri Donna: Being Alone (self-released -EP) [05-27] - alt-pop [B]
  • Witch Fever: Congregation (Music for Nations) [10-21] - riot grrl
  • Witchcraft Books [Shorty Skilz/Kanif the Jhatmaster]: Vol I: The Sundisk (Iapetus) [08-02] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Witchery: Nightside (Century Media) [07-22]
  • Sly Withers: Overgrown ()
  • Without Waves: Comedian (Prosthetic) [03-18] - prog metal
  • Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Wizkid: More Love, Less Ego (RCA) [11-11]
  • Wizrd: Seasons (Karisma)
  • Babes Wodumo: Crown (West Ink -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Wolf: Shadowland (Century Media) - metal
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Lullaby (Dirty Hit -EP) [06-24]
  • Wolfbrigade: Anti-Tank Dogs (Agipunk/Armageddon -EP) [08-12]
  • Ada Bird Wolfe: Odd Bird (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Michael Wollny Trio: Ghosts (ACT) [09-30] - jazz
  • Wolves and Mirrors: Wolves and Mirrors (Klaeng -21) - jazz
  • Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (Schoolkids -21) [2021-10-15] - rock [A-]
  • The Wombats: Fix Yourself, Not the World (14th Floor) [01-14] - indie pop
  • Wombo: Fairy Rust ()
  • The Wonder Years: The Hum Goes On Forever (Hopeless) [09-23] - emo [B]
  • Wonderful Beasts: Magic & Myth () [05-20]
  • Alison Wonderland: Loner (EMI) [05-06]
  • Jeremy Wong: Hey There (Cellar Live) [09-02] - jazz
  • Issy Wood: My Body Your Choice (self-released) [08-05]
  • Jay Wood: Slingshot (Captured Tracks) [07-15]
  • Griffin Woodard Group: Completion (Praise Message Music) [10-14] - jazz
  • Billy Woods: Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz) [04-08] - hip-hop [***]
  • Billy Woods: Church (Backwoodz Studioz) [09-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Gia Woods: Heartbreak Coutnry Vol 2 ()
  • Woods of Desolation: The Falling Tide (Season of Mist) [12-09] - metal
  • The Wooks: Flyin' High (Gnar Vector) [02-25] - country
  • Nate Wooley/Michael Pisaro-Liu: Stem Flower Root (Pleasure of the Text/Tisser Tissu Editions -21) - jazz
  • Working Men's Club: Fear Fear (Heavenly) [07-15] - synthpop [**]
  • Worm Shepherd: Ritual Hymns (Unique Leader) [02-14] - deathcore
  • Wormrot: Hiss (Earache) [07-08] - grindcore
  • Worst Party Ever: Dartland (No Sleep -21) [2021-12-17]
  • Jay Worthy & Larry June: 2 P'z in a Pod (GDF/The Freeminded) [03-25] - hip-hop
  • Jay Worthy & Harry Fraud: You Take the Credit, We'll Take the Check (SRFSCHL) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Wounded Touch: Americanxiety (Smartpunk) [03-04] - hardcore punk
  • Wovenhand: Silver Sash (Glitterhouse) [02-04]
  • Lady Wray: Piece of Me (Big Crown) [01-28] - r&b [A-]
  • Wrecking Crew: Sedale Threat (self-released) [07-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wu-Lu: Loggerhead (Warp) [07-08] [*]
  • Wucan: Heretic Tongues (Sonic Attack)
  • Wunderhorse: Cub (Communion) [10-07] - indie rock
  • WurID: My WorlD With U () [03-11]
  • Kate Wyatt: Artifact (self-released) [07-01] - jazz
  • Dan Wyche: Earthwork (American Dreams -21) [2021-11-12]
  • Wylderness: Big Plans for a Blue World () [07-15]
  • X Alfonso: Ancestros Sinfonico () [05-27]
  • Jun Xiao: Atypical Airship (Blue Note) - jazz
  • XL Middleton: Chrome Springs Eternal (MoFunk) [07-29]
  • XPropaganda: The Heart Is Strange (Universal Music Operations) [05-20]
  • Xqui: Pieces Part 2 () [06-24]
  • Yahritza Y Su Esencia: Obsessed (Lumbre Music -EP) [04-22]
  • Yako Trio: OdesSea (Fair Weather Friends) - jazz
  • Eri Yamamoto/Chad Fowler/William Parker/Steve Hirsh: Sparks (Mahakala Music) [04-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Eri Yamamoto Trio: A Woman With a Purple Wig (Mahakala Music) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Recycling (Dasa Tapes) - jazz
  • Jeong Lim Yang: Zodiac Suite: Reassured (Fresh Sound) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Nikki Yanofsky: Nikki by Starlight (MNRK) - jazz
  • Nilufer Yanya: Painless (ATO) [03-04] - pop [A-]
  • John Yao's Triceratops: Off-Kilter (See Tao) [06-10] - jazz [***]
  • Yard Act: The Overload (Island) [01-21] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Yoko Yates: Mystic Life (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz
  • Sebastian Yatra: Dharma () [01-28]
  • Yatra: Born Into Chaos (Prosthetic) [06-10] - metal
  • Ye Vagabonds: Nine Waves () [05-13]
  • Jason Yeager: Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite (Sunnyside) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down (Secretly Canadian) [09-30] - alt/indie [**]
  • Years & Years: Night Call (Polydor) [01-21] - electropop [**]
  • Yeat: 2 Alive (Field Trip/Geffen) [02-18] - hip-hop
  • Yeat: Lyfe (TwizzyRich/Geffen -EP) [09-09] - hip-hop
  • Yelawolf & Shooter Jennings: Sometimes Y (Slumerican) [03-11] - rock [B]
  • Yellowjackets: Parallel Motion (Mack Avenue) [08-26] - jazz [B]
  • Yenkee: Yen (-EP) [02-18]
  • Christos Yermenoglou: Birth (self-released -21) - jazz
  • Yeule: Glitch Princess (Bayonet) [02-04] - art pop [**]
  • YG: I Got Issues (4Hunnid/Def Jam) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Li Yilei: Secondary Self () [08-26] - electroacoustic
  • Yin Yin: The Age of Aquarius (Glitterbeat) [03-11]
  • YL & Zoomo: In Memory Of (RRR Music Group) [04-05] - hip-hop
  • Ynys: Ynys () [11-04]
  • Yonder Mountain String Band: Get Yourself Outside (Frog Pad) [02-25] - country
  • Yoo Doo Right: A Murmur, Boundless to the East Yoo Doo Right (Mothland) [06-10]
  • Pete Yorn: Hawaii () [06-17]
  • Yot Club: Santolina (-EP) [01-14]
  • Yotto: Erased Dreams ()
  • Arthur Young: Back to the Blues () - blues
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise -21) [2021-12-10] - rock [A-]
  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Noise and Flowers (Reprise) [08-05] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: World Record (Reprise) [11-18] - rock [**]
  • Young Guv: Guv III (Run for Cover) [03-11]
  • Young Guv: Guv IV (Run for Cover) [06-24]
  • The Young Immigrants: Head Borders (CRRNT) - jazz
  • Young Jesus: Shepherd Head (Saddle Creek) [09-16]
  • Young Miko: Trap Kitty () [07-22]
  • Young Nudy: EA Monster (RCA) [08-08] - trap
  • Young Prisms: Drifter (Fire Talk) [03-25] - shoegaze
  • Young Slo-Be: Southeast (KoldGreedy/Thizzler on the Roof) [06-24] - hip-hop
  • Young T & Bugsey: Truth Be Told (Black Butter) [01-21] - UK hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: Colors (Atlantic) [01-21] - hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: The Last Slimeto (Atlantic/Never Broke Again) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: 3800 Degrees (Atlantic/Never Broke Again) [10-07] - hip-hop
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 12: Jean Carne (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 13: Katalyst (Jazz Is Dead) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Youngs Teflon: All Eyes on Me Against the World () [03-18]
  • Your Old Droog: YOD Wave (Mongoloid Banks/Nature Sounds) [03-04] - hip-hop
  • Yours Truly: Is This What I Look Like? (UNFD -EP) [07-15]
  • Maya Youssef: Finding Home (self-released) - Syrian
  • Youth Sector: Adult Contemporary (-EP) [02-18]
  • Yumi Zouma: Present Tense (Polyvinyl) [03-18]
  • Yung Kayo: DFTK (Sevensevenseven/YSL) [02-04] - trap [**]
  • Yung Lean: Stardust ()
  • Yungblud: Yungblud (Locomotion/Geffen) [09-02] - new wave
  • Mia Zabelka & Glen Hall: The Quantum Violin (FMR -21) - jazz
  • Artie Zaitz & Mark Kavuma: Back to Back (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Zake & City of Dawn: Frizzell & Duque: Orison (Zake Drone)
  • Per Zanussi & Vestnorsk Jazzensemble: Li (and the Infinite Game) (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Ze: Lingua Brasileira (Sesc) [06-24] - Brazil [A-]
  • Zeal and Ardor: Zeal & Ardor (MVKA) [02-11] - avant-garde metal
  • The Zebra Street Band: Shirwku (Trytone) [08-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Renata Zeiguer: Picnic in the Dark (Northern Spy) [04-08]
  • Brock Zeman: Mostly Peaceful () [04-26]
  • Felipe Zenicola/Jose Lencastre/Joao Valinho: Magma (FMR) [06-20] - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Ariel Zetina: Cyclorama (Local Action) [10-20] - techno
  • Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: That Hat (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Zimoun: Guitar Studies I-III (Room40)
  • ZIMT: Ganz (Beso de Angel) - jazz
  • Zoahr: Apraxia (Zoahr)
  • Zola Jesus: Arkhon (Sacred Bones) [06-24] [**]
  • Zora: Z1 () [06-17]
  • John Zorn: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vols 5-8 (Tzadik -4CD -21) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Perchance to Dream (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Spinoza (Tzadik) [04-15] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Suite for Piano (Tzadik) [07-08] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Vol 9: Liber VII (Tzadik) [09-09] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Incerto (Tzadik) [09-15] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Multiplicities: A Repository of Non-Existent Objects (Tzadik) [10-14] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Meditations on the Tarot (Tzadik) [10-01] - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) [10-29] - jazz
  • John Zorn/Bill Laswell: The Cleansing (Tzadik) [01-28] - jazz
  • Shiri Zorn: Into Another Land (IA) - jazz
  • Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea: The Legend & I (self-released) - jazz
  • Lolo Zouai: Playgirl ()
  • J Zunz: Del Aire () [06-24]
  • Zurich Jazz Orchestra/Steffen Schorn: To My Beloved Ones (Mons) - jazz
  • Alternative Guitar Summit: Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1 (HighNote) - jazz
  • Black Lives: From Generation to Generation (Jammin' Colors -2CD) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Fragility of Sounds (Ventil) [06-15]
  • Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen (Blue Note) [10-14] [B]
  • Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver (New West) [11-11] - country [A-]
  • Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono (Canvasback) [02-18] [*]
  • Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson (Easy Eye Sound) [08-05] - country [**]

Reissues, Etc.

  • 2ManyDJs: As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2 (Deewee)
  • Pablo Ablanedo: Christreza (Newvelle) [07-15] - jazz
  • Rabih Abou-Khalil: The Flood and the Fate of the Fish (2017-18, Enja) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • Pepper Adams With the Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (1972, Reel to Real -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Africa Negra: Antologia Vol 1 (Bongo Joe) [04-01] - Africa [A-]
  • Ferkat Al Ard: Oghneya (Habibi Funk)
  • Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (ATO) [12-09]
  • All in One: All in One (Bella Union)
  • Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian: Live at the Village Vanguard (Unissued Tracks) (1990, DIW) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band: Smokin the Dummy (Paradise of Bachelors) [05-06] - country [**]
  • Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band: 1983, Bloodlines (Paradise of Bachelors) [05-06] - country [***]
  • Peck Allmond Quartet: Live at Yoshi's 1994 (Eastlawn) - jazz
  • Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (2016-19, Disciples) [09-09] - electronic [*]
  • Louis Armstrong: Louis Wishes You a Cool Yule (Verve) - holiday jazz
  • Ashbury Stabbins Duo: Fire Without Bricks (1976, Corbett vs Dempsey -21) [2021-06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Auger and the Trinity: Far Horizons (1967-70, Soul Bank -4CD) - jazz
  • Aunt Sally: Aunt Sally (Mesh-Key)
  • Albert Ayler: La Cave Live Cleveland 1966 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [01-20] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: At Slugs' Saloon 1966 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Albert Ayler: Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental Music -4CD) - jazz
  • Don Ayler: In Florence 1981 (Railroad Town Music) [05-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Joey Bada$$: 1999 (Pro Era) - hip-hop
  • Lee Baggett: Anyway ()
  • Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle (Scatter) [06-09] - jazz [***]
  • Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle DAT (Scatter) [06-09] - jazz
  • Chet Baker: Tune Up: Live in Paris (1980, Circle) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Chet Baker Trio: Live in Paris: The Radio France Recordings 1963-1964 (Elemental -2CD) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Barber: Just One More for All Time: A History of Chris Barber's Bands 1949-2008 (Lake) [06-24] - jazz
  • Danny Barker: Save the Bones (1988, Tipitina's Record Club) [02-01] - jazz
  • Balka Sound: Balka Sound (Strut) [11-11] -
  • The Beach Boys: Sail on Sailor 1972 (Capitol -6CD) [09-30]
  • The Beatles: Revolver [Super Deluxe] (Universal Music) [10-28] - psychedelic rock
  • Belbury Poly: Farmer's Angle ()
  • John M Bennett: A Flattened Face Fogs Through (Editions Basilic)
  • Salome Bey: Salome Bey (1970, Pickwick) - vocal jazz
  • Biluka Y Los Canibales: Leaf-Playing in Quito, 1960-1965 (Honest Jon's) [06-30] - Andean [**]
  • Frank Black & the Catholics: The Complete Studio Albums (Demon)
  • Jim Black: My Choice (Winter & Winter -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band: Live From the Archives: Bootleg June 15, 2000 (Stoner Hill) [08-19] - jazz
  • Tia Blake and Her Folk Group: Folksongs & Ballads (1971)
  • Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: With Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition] (1958, Rhino) - jazz
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: In Concert: '62 (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 (EMI -8CD) [08-26] - new wave
  • Blue Notes: Blue Notes in Concert (1977, Ogun) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Larry Bluth Trio: Never More Here (1996-2001, Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Borsigwerke: The Complete Recordings of Alexander Von Borsig (Mauerstadtmusik)
  • David Bowie: A Divine Symmetry: The Journey to "Hunky Dory" (ISO/Parlophone) [11-25]
  • Alan Braufman: Live in New York City: February 8, 1975 (Valley of Search) [04-01] - jazz
  • Jon Brion: Meaningless (2001)
  • Broadcast: Mother Is the Milky Way ()
  • Broadcast: Microtronics ()
  • Broadcast: Maida Vale Sessions (1997-2003, Warp) [03-18] - electropop [*]
  • Roy Brooks: Beat (Verve) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Han Bennink: Schwarzwaldfahrt (1977, Trost) [11-01] - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Fred van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in Der Kammer Nr 71: Deutsches Theater/Berlin/GDR/04/11/1974 (Trost) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Milford Graves/William Parker: Historic Music Past Tense Future (2002, Black Editions) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet: Ultraman vs Alien Metron (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967 (Brubeck Editions) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic (Superior Viaduct)
  • BTS: Proof (Big Hit) [06-10] - K-pop
  • Harold Budd: Pavilion of Dreams ()
  • Donald Byrd: Live: Cookin' With Blue Note at Montreux (1973, Blue Note) [12-09] - jazz [*]
  • Can: Live in Cuxhaven 1976 (Mute) [10-14] - Krautrock
  • Candlemass: Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (Peaceville) [06-03] - metal
  • Doug Carn: Adam's Apple (1974, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music -21) [2021-12-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jean-Charles Capon: Jean-Charles Capon/Philippe Mate/Lawrence "Butch" Morris/Serge Rahoerson (1977, Souffle Continu -21) [2021-11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Neko Case: Wild Creatures (Anti-) [04-22]
  • Celtic Frost: Danse Macabre (BMG)
  • Chapter Seven: Thums Up (1987, Caprice) - jazz
  • Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz (Analog Productions Originals) [01-28] - jazz
  • Ray Charles: The Spirit of Christmas (Tangerine)
  • Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole (EMI)
  • Don Cherry: Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Cheval De Frise: Cheval De Frise (Computer Students)
  • Alice Clark: Alice Clark (WeWantSounds)
  • John Clark: I Will (1997, Postcards) [01-04] - jazz
  • Oliver Coates: The Stranger [OST] (Lakeshore)
  • Coil: Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil (Dais)
  • Ornette Coleman: Round Trip: Ornette Coleman on Blue Note (1965-69, Blue Note Tone Poet -6LP) [12-11] - jazz
  • Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968, Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Ornette Coleman: Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (1958-59, Craft) - jazz
  • Alice Coltrane: Ptah the El Daoud (1970, Verve by Request/Third Man) [09-21] - jazz
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: My Favorite Things [60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1962, Rhino -2CD) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Favorites [Naima/My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme] Revisited (1963-65, Ezz-Thetics) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Crescent (1964, Impulse!) [01-14] - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Blue Trane: The Complete Masters (Blue Note)
  • Chick Corea: The Montreux Years (1981-2010, BMG) [09-22] - jazz
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Down Home Blues Revue (SWMAF/VizzTone) [03-04] - blues [**]
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes (Conspiracy International)
  • Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation of Rastafari: Grounation (Soul Jazz) - reggae
  • Crash830: Floor (Lilleme Tapes)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: At the Royal Albert Hall, April 14, 1970 (Craft) [09-16] - rock
  • Marshall Crenshaw: #447 (Shiny Tone/Megaforce)
  • The Cure: Wish [30th Anniversary Edition] () [11-25]
  • Curlew: CBGBs, NYC, 1987 (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Alvin Curran: Drumming Up Trouble (Black Truffle)
  • Andrew Cyrille/Elliot Sharp/Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation (2011, Infrequent Seams) [09-30] - jazz
  • Karen Dalton: Shuckin' Sugar ()
  • Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [03-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Miles Davis Quintet: Live Europe 1960 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz [A-]
  • Miles Davis: Live: What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (Columbia/Legacy) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Miles Davis: That's What Happened [The Bootleg Series, Vol 7: 1982-1985 (Columbia/Legacy -3CD) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Miles Davis Quintet: 2nd Session 1956 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz [A-]
  • Elton Dean/Steve Miller/Pip Pyle: Home Brewed (1976, British Progressive Jazz) [12-02] - jazz [***]
  • Elton Dean Quartet: On Italian Roads: Live at Teatro Cristallo, Milan, 1979 (British Progressive Jazz) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Sandy Denny: Early Home Recordings ()
  • The Detroit Escalator Co: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) [02-18] - techno [***]
  • Al Di Meola/Jean-Luc Ponty/Stanley Clarke: Rite of Strings: Live at Montreux 1994 (Mercury) - jazz
  • Dinosaur Jr: Beyond (Baked Goods)
  • Diplo: Diplo [Deluxe] () -
  • The Disciples: Imperial Dub Vol 1 (Mania Dub) - reggae
  • The Dollyrots: Down the Rabbit Hole (Wicked Cool)
  • Bob Dowe/The Melodians: Build Me Up/Pre-Meditation (1968-78, Doctor Bird -2CD -21) - reggae [***]
  • William Doyle: Slowly Arranged 2016-2019 (Tough Love)
  • Dredd Foole & the Din: Songs in Heat 1982 ()
  • The Drive: Drive Unlimited (Gallo) [07-15] -
  • Lajos Dudas: Radio Days Vol 2 (Ra) - jazz
  • Baxter Dury: Mr Maserati: The Best of Baxter Dury 2001-2021 (Heavenly)
  • Edan: Beauty and the Beast (Lewis)
  • Stoney Edwards: Mississippi You're on My Mind (Capitol) - country
  • Eerie Summer: The Way I Don't Understand Anything Anymore (Topshelf)
  • Roy Eldridge Quartet/Ella Fitzgerald Quintet: In Concert: Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 21, 1959 (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • Hamid El Shaeri: The SLAM! Years (1983-1988) (Habibi Funk) [02-25] -
  • Don Ellis: The Hindustani Jazz Sextet Live at UCLA (1966, Sleepy Night) [06-23] - jazz
  • Ellery Eskelin/Gerry Hemingway: From the Archives: Live at the Stone in NYC, 2010 (Auricle) [04-08] - jazz [***]
  • Eminem: Curtain Call 2 (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [08-05] - hip-hop
  • Marc Emory: Listening Music/Anfang ()
  • Bill Evans: You Must Believe in Spring (1977, Craft) - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert at the Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires (Resonance) [01-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Bill Evans: Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martin, Buenos Aires (Resonance) [03-08] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans Trio: Trio '65 (Verve) - jazz
  • The Everly Brothers: Hey Doll Baby (Warner) [04-22]
  • Faust: The Faust Tapes (Bureau B) [08-12]
  • William S Fischer: Circles (Real Gone)
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles Volume 1 (Verve) [11-19] - vocal jazz
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook (1958, Verve) [06-24] - vocal jazz [***]
  • The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots [25th Anniversary Edition] (Warner)
  • Flock of Dimes: Head of Roses: Phantom Limb (Sub Pop) [04-15]
  • Foo Fighters: The Essential Foo Fighters (Legacy) [10-28]
  • Franz Ferdinand: Hits to the Head (Domino) [03-11] - indie rock
  • Forbidden Overture: Turned On (Dark Entries)
  • Ronnie Foster: Two Headed Freap (1972, Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Franz Ferdinand: Hits to the Head (Domino)
  • Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern . . . (1991, The Key System) [10-08] - hip-hop
  • Robert Fripp: Exposures (Panegyric -32CD)
  • Maxine Funke: Pieces of Driftwood ()
  • Diamanda Galas: The Divine Punishment (Intravenal Sound Operations)
  • Rory Gallagher: Deuce [50th Anniversary Edition] (Universal)
  • Hal Galper: Ivory Forest Redux (1979, Origin) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Hal Galper Trio: Invitation to Openness: Live at Big Twio (2008, Origin) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Garbage: Anthology (BMG) [10-28]
  • Gazelle Twin: The Entire City (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray)
  • Nikki Giovanni: The Way I Feel (1975, Modern Harmonic -21) [2021-10-29] - jazz
  • Valentina Goncharova: Ocean (Hidden Harmony)
  • Dexter Gordon: Soul Sister (1962-63, SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Georg Graewe/Frank Gratkowski/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Trilinear Polarity (2004, Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • Georg Grawe Quintet: Pink Pong (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Grand Union Orchestra: Made by Human Hands (Redgold) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 38: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 9/8/73 (Rhino -3CD) - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Lyceum Theatre, London, England - 5/26/72 (Rhino) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 04 (Real Gone)
  • Patty Griffin: Tape: Home Recordings & Rarities (PGM/Thirty Tigers) - folk
  • Vince Guaraldi: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Music From the Soundtrack (1966, Craft) - jazz
  • Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, Craft) - jazz
  • Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou: Jerusalem () - Ethiopian
  • Abdel Halim Hafez: Mawood (WeWantSounds) [12-02] -
  • Jim Hall: It's Nice to Be With You: In Berlin (MPS) - jazz
  • Lionel Hampton Orchestra: 1958: The Mess Is Here Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Swings High () - jazz
  • PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project: Demos (Island) [03-11]
  • PJ Harvey: B-Sides, Demos & Rarities (Island) [11-04]
  • Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69 (Jazz in Britain -2CD -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [***]
  • The Heartbreakers: LAMF: The '77 Found Mixes (Jungle) - punk
  • Joe Henderson: Mirror Mirror (MPS) - jazz
  • Joe Henderson: Inner Urge (1965, Blue Note) - jazz
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 (Legacy/Experience Hendrix) - rock
  • Mohammed Mostafa Heydarian: Songs of Horaman (Ramble)
  • Andrew Hill: Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Allan Holdsworth & Alan Pasqua: Proto-Cosmos (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • David Holland Quartet: Conference of the Birds (1972, ECM) [08-05] - jazz
  • Ernest Hood: Back to the Woodlands ()
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' in New York (1960, Candid) [04-15] - blues
  • Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964, Easy Eye Sound) [03-18] - blues [A-]
  • House of Love: Burn Down the World: The Fontana Years 1989-1993 (Cherry Red)
  • Freddie Hubbard: Music Is Here: Live at Studio 104 Maison De La Radio (ORTF) Paris 1973 (Wewantsounds) [06-18] - jazz
  • The Human League: The Virgin Years (Virgin)
  • Jerry Hunt: Ground: Five Mechanic Convention Streams (Blank Forms)
  • Loney Hutchins: Buried Loot: Demos From the House of Cash and Outlaw Era, '73-'78 (Appalachia -21) [2021-12-10] - country
  • Dick Hyman: One Step to Chicago: The Legacy of Frank Teschemacher and the Austin High Gang (1992, Rivermont) [07-15] - jazz [++]
  • Iceage: Shake the Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021 (Mexican Summer) [09-23] - post-punk
  • ICP Orchestra: 30 Yr Jubileum 1997: Day 1 (ICP) [01-30] - jazz [***]
  • ICP Orchestra: 30 Yr Jubileum 1997: Day 2 (ICP) [01-30] - jazz [A-]
  • ICP Orchestra: 30 Yr Jubileum 1997: Day 3 (ICP) [01-30] - jazz [***]
  • Idles: Five Years of Brutalism (Partisan) [12-09]
  • Iftin Band: Mogadishu's Finest: The Al-Uruba Sessions (Ostinato) [11-18] - [***]
  • Masaru Imada Trio + 1: Planets (1977, BBE) - jazz
  • Eiko Ishibashi: Drive My Car [OST] (Newhere Music)
  • Jacks: Vacant World (Mesh-Key)
  • Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964 (Jazz Detective/Elemental -2CD) [12-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1965-1966 (Jazz Detective/Elemental -2CD) [12-02] - jazz [B+(***)]
  • Ahmad Jamal: Live in Paris (1971) (Transversales Disques) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Khan Jamal's Creative Arts Ensemble: Drum Dance to the Motherland (1973, Aguirre) [10-28] - jazz
  • Bert Jansch: Bert Jansch at the BBC (1966-2004, Earth -8CD) [11-04] - British folk
  • The Jazz Passengers: Reunited (2010, Enja/Yellowbird) [03-22] - jazz [**]
  • Terry Jennings/Charles Curtis: Piece for Cello and Saxophone (Saltern)
  • Elton John: Madman Across the Water [Deluxe Edition] (UMe) [06-10] - rock
  • Elvin Jones: Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub (1967, Blue Note) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Kabaka International Guitar Band: Kabaka International Guitar Band (Palenque) [04-02] - African [***]
  • Karate: The Bed Is in the Ocean (1998, Numero Group) [03-04]
  • Frank Kimbrough: 2003-2006: Lullabluebye/Play (Palmetto -2CD) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Blacknuss (1972, Modern Harmonic) [12-09] - jazz
  • Cheri Knight: American Rituals (Freedom to Spend) [07-15]
  • The Knitters: Poor Little Critter on the Road (Fat Possum)
  • Kris Kristofferson: Live at Gilley's, Pasadena, TX: September 15th, 1981 (New West) - country
  • Fela Kuti: Roforofo Fight [50th Anniversary] (Partisan) [08-19] - Afrobeat
  • La Novia: Rain Be for Rain Bo (Standard In-Fi)
  • Laddio Bolocko: '97-'99 () [05-20] - experimental rock
  • Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates: Descargas (Vampisoul)
  • Dickie Landry/Lawrence Weiner: Having Been Built on Sand/With Another Base (Basis) in Fact (1978, Unseen Worlds) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Daunik Lazro/Jouk Minor/Thierry Madiot/David Chiesa/Louis-Michel Marion: Sonoris Causa (2003, NoBusiness) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Daunik Lazro/Carlos Zingaro/Sakis Papadimitriou/Jean Bolcato: Periφeria (1993, Fou) [08-28] - jazz
  • The Leaf Library: Library Music: Volume One (Where It's At Is Where You Are)
  • Peggy Lee: Peggy Lee on the Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1969 (SOFA-AV) [05-13] - vocal jazz
  • Jens Lekman: The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom (Secretly Canadian) [04-27] - indie pop [**]
  • Jens Lekman: The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom (Secretly Canadian) [05-04] - indie pop
  • The Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray [30th Anniversary Reissue] (Fire) [03-04]
  • Les Rallizes Denudes: The OZ Tapes ()
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Keys of Jerry Lee Lewis (1956-60, Sun) [09-23] - rockabilly [***]
  • The Libertines: Up the Bracket [20th Anniversary Ediion] (Rough Trade) [10-21]
  • Pedro Lima: Recordar E Viver: Antologia Vol 1 (Bongo Joe) [08-19] - African [***]
  • The Liminanas: Electrified (Best of 2009-2022) (Berreto Music) [08-26]
  • Abbey Lincoln: Straight Ahead (1961, Candid) [10-21] - jazz
  • Lining Time: Strike ()
  • Little Feat: Waiting for Columbus: Live Deluxe (Rhino -8CD) - rock
  • Charles Lloyd: Trio of Trios (Blue Note -3CD) - jazz
  • Los Golden Boys: Cumbia De Juventud (Mississippi) [05-13] - cumbia [***]
  • Los Kenya: ¡Siempre Afro-Latino! (Olindo) [05-27] -
  • Ben Lovett: Hellraiser [OST] (Lakeshore)
  • Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos: Mulata, Vamos A La Salsa (1970, Vampisoul) [09-13] - salsa [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love (Warner) [06-24] - dance pop [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (Warner -2CD) [08-19] - pop
  • Malik's Emerging Force Art Trio: Time and Condition (Moved-by-Sound) [06-01] - jazz [***]
  • Jesse Malin: Glitter in the Gutter (Wicked Cool)
  • Manic Street Preachers: Know Your Enemy (Columbia)
  • Dumisani Maraire: Tichazomouana (Nyami Nyami) [05-06] -
  • Bobby Marchan: Still My Baby: The Ace and Fire Sessions (Sunset Boulevard)
  • Marcos: Saudade (Groovie/Comets Coming) [02-15] -
  • Branko Mataja: Over Fields and Mountains (Numero Group)
  • Pat Matshikiza/Kippie Moketsi: Tshona! (1975, As-Shams) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Pat Matshikiza Featuring Kippie Moketsi: Sikiza Matshikiza (As-Shams) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Koichi Matsukaze Trio Featuring Ryojiro Furusawa: At the Room 427 (1975, BBE) [01-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Aska Matsumiya & Ryuichi Sakamoto: After Yang (Milan)
  • Max Tundra: Some Best Friend You Turned Out to Be/Mastered by Guy at the Exchange/Parallax Error Beheads You (2000-08, Domino)
  • Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin' (1969, Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell's (1982, Soul Bank) [09-02] - jazz [**]
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Tant Le Monde: Live in Bremen Germany 2005 ()
  • John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years (1978-2016, BMG) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Meek: Joe Meek's Tea Chest Tapes: The Telstar Story (Cherry Red) [11-04]
  • The Meters: A Message From the Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros Singles 1968-1977 (Real Gone)
  • Lloyd Miller: Orientations (1960-2021, Fountain AVM) [06-03] - jazz
  • Charles Mingus: The Lost Album: From Ronnie Scott's (1972, Resonance -3CD) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (1961, Candid) - jazz [[A-]]
  • Mishagas: 1996-1997 (Astral Spirits) [11-04] - jazz
  • Joni Mitchell: The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) (Rhino)
  • Hank Mobley: Curtain Call (Blue Note) [04-22] - jazz
  • Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer: Blue Stompin' (1977, As-Shams -21) [2021-07-22] - jazz [**]
  • Meredith Monk: The Recordings (ECM -13CD) -
  • Thelonious Monk: Celebrating 75 Years of His Firt Recordings Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet: Live Five Spot 1958 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [11-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Anthony Moore: Flying Doesn't Help (Drag City)
  • Sal Mosca: For Lennie Tristano: Solo Piano 1970 & 1997 (Fresh Sound) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Moebius: Solo Works: Kollektion 7 (Bureau B) [07-22]
  • Monster Magnet: Test Patterns Vol 1 (God Unknown)
  • Joyce With Mauricio Maestro: Natureza (1977, Far Out) [09-30] - Brazil [**]
  • Ephat Mujuru & the Spirit of the People: Mbavaira (1983, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP -21) [2021-08-27] - African [*]
  • David Nance: Pulverized and Slightly Peaced ()
  • Anthony Naples + DJ Python: Air Texture VIII (Air Texture)
  • Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan (Legacy) - country
  • Michael Nesmith: Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings (Real Gone)
  • Neu!: 50! (Gronland) [09-23] - krautrock
  • James Newton: Flute Music (1977, Morning Trip) [02-11] - jazz
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform -21) [2021-07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (Cuneiform -21) [2021-07-23] - jazz
  • Noertker's Moxie: Walking on Blue Eggshells in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-10-26] - jazz [**]
  • Noertker's Moxie: More Fun in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-12-00] - jazz [**]
  • Noertker's Moxie: Pantomime in Billville (Edgetone -21) [2021-12-00] - jazz [*]
  • Charles K Noyes: Devil Trap (1978, Zoar) [09-02] - jazz
  • Pape Nziengui: Kadi Yombo (1989, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [04-08] - African [***]
  • Jim O'Rourke & Mats Gustafsson: Xylophonen Virtuosen (Trost) - jazz
  • Oki: Tonkori in the Midnight (Mais Um Discos)
  • Kristin Oppenheim: Voices Fill My Head: Collected Sound Works 1993-1999 (Info)
  • Optimist Prime: Be Real or Beefaroni (Tuff City)
  • Orbital: 30 Something (Orbital) [07-29] - electronic
  • John Ondolo: Hypnotic Guitar of John Ondolo (1961-68, Mississippi) [09-02] - African [A-]
  • Orchestre Massako: Orchestre Massako (1979-86, Analog Africa [EP]) [06-03] - African [*]
  • Orchestre Volta-Jazz: Air Volta (Numero Group) [07-01] - African [**]
  • Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah (Luaka Bop) [09-23] - African [A-]
  • Alhaji Waziri Oshomah: Waziri: Vol 1-5 (1978-1984) (Luaka Bop) [11-04] - African
  • Shin Otowa: わすれがたみ (Eye Vybe)
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (2015-19, Brownswood -21) [2021-10-29] - African [**]
  • Tony Oxley: Unreleased 1974-2016 (Discus Music) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • Korla Pandit: Genie of the Keys (Craft)
  • Graham Parker: Another Grey Area [40th Anniversary Edition] (Iconoclassic) - pub rock
  • William Parker: Universal Tonality (2002, Centering/AUM Fidelity -2CD) [09-30] - jazz [A]
  • Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo: Planetario Da Gavea (1981, Far Out) [02-04] - Brazil
  • Hermeto Pascoal: Hermeto (1970, Far Out) - Brazil
  • Pavement: Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal (Matador) [04-08]
  • Pearls Before Swine: The Wizard of Is ()
  • Ann Peebles & the Hi Rhythm Section: Live in Memphis (1982, Memphis International) [01-19] - soul [**]
  • Pere Ubu: The Lost Band: Live at Metro Cabaret, Chicago (1993, Ubu Projex) [03-04] - avant-punk [A-]
  • Lee Scratch Perry: King Scratch [Musical Masterpieces From the Upsetter Ark-ive] (Sanctuary) - reggae
  • Oscar Peterson Trio: On a Clear Day: Live in Zurich 1971 (Mack Avenue) [11-25] - jazz
  • Michel Petrucciani: Solo in Denmark (1990, Storyville) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore 1997 ()
  • Astor Piazzolla: The American Clave Recordings (Nonesuch) - tango
  • Picture Music: Picture Music (1987)
  • Lionel Pillay: Shrimp Boats (1979-80, As-Shams) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • The Pineapple Thief: Give It Back (Rewired) (Kscope) [05-13]
  • Richard Pinhas: Iceland (Bureau B)
  • Pink Floyd: Animals [2018 Remix] (Pink Floyd) [09-16] - art rock
  • Benoit Pioulard: Roil ()
  • Poco: One Night in Nashville (2004, Cleopatra)
  • POD: When Angels & Serpents Dance (Mascot) [10-14]
  • Louise Post: But I Love You Without Mascara (Demos '97-'98) ()
  • The Pretty Reckless: Other Worlds (Fearless) [11-04]
  • Prince: The Gold Experience (NPG)
  • Prince and the Revolution: Live (1985, NPG/Legacy -2CD) [06-03] - funk [**]
  • Psychic Ills & Gibby Haynes: FRKWYS Vol 4.5 ()
  • Asha Puthi: The Essential Asha Puthi (1968-80, Mr Bongo) [06-17] - Indian [***]
  • The Pyramids: AOMAWA: The 1970s Recordings -4CD (1973-76, Strut -4CD) [07-15] - African [A-]
  • Queen: The Miracle [Colector's Edition] (Hollywood) [11-18]
  • Adrian Quesada: Boleros Psicodelicos (ATO) [06-03]
  • Lou Reed: I'm So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos (RCA -21) [2021-12-24] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 (Light in the Attic) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • The Resonars: The Resonars (self-released)
  • Ride: Nowhere (1990, Wichita)
  • Ride: Going Blank Again (Wichita)
  • Ride: 4 EPs (Wichita)
  • Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies (Another Timbre) - minimalism
  • Risco Connection: Risco Version (Strut) [07-01] -
  • Sam Rivers: Caldera [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 6] (2002, NoBusiness) [04-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Max Roach: We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (1961, Candid) [04-23] - jazz
  • Rocket From the Tombs: That's How You Play Rock Music: 4AD, Diskmuide, Belgium: Dec 15 2015 (Ubu Projex) [10-07] - punk [*]
  • SE Rogie: The Sounds of SE Rogie (Mississippi) [02-04] - African
  • SE Rogie: Further Sounds of SE Rogie (Mississippi) [03-04] - African
  • Freddy Roland Y Su Orquesta De Moda: Freddy Roland Y Su Orquesta De Moda (1968, Vampisoul) [01-04] - Latin [A-]
  • The Rolling Stones: Live at the El Mocambo (1977, Polydor, 2CD) [05-13] - rock [***]
  • The Rolling Stones: Licked Live in NYC (Mercury Studios) [06-10]
  • Rush: Moving Pictures [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Mercury/Anthem/UMe) [04-15]
  • Patrice Rushen: Feels So Real: The Complete Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 (Strut) [10-14] - soul
  • George Russell: Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Pee Wee Russell/Coleman Hawkins: Jazz Reunion (1961, Candid) - jazz
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria (Trost) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • Hideto Sasaki/Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet + 1: Stop Over (BBE -20) [2020-03-27] - jazz
  • Bernardo Sassetti Trio: Culturgest 2007 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Savage Republic: Tragic Figures (Real Gone)
  • Say ZuZu: Here Again: A Retrospective (1994-2002) (Strolling Bones) [04-29]
  • Nate Scheibe: Fairfax (Warm Winters)
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: Globe Unity (1966, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange: Live in Japan (1992, Origin, 2CD) [05-20] - jazz [C+]
  • Archie Shepp: Fire Music to Mama Too Tight Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Pluto Shervington: Rhythm of the City (Arabusta) [11-04] -
  • Howard Shore: Crimes of the Future [OST] (Howe)
  • Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple (1966, Blue Note) - jazz
  • Horace Silver Quintet: Live New York Revisited (1964-66, Ezz-Thetics) [08-13] - jazz [A]
  • Nina Simone: Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits & Remixes (Verve -2CD) [02-11] - jazz
  • Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Virgin)
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees: All Souls (UMC) [10-21]
  • Sirone: Artistry (1978, Moved-by-Sound) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • Skeleton Crew: Free Dirt (Live) (Klanggalerie)
  • Slickaphonics: Live (1987, Radio Legs) [04-01] - jazz
  • Shira Small: The Line of Time and the Plane of Now ()
  • Soft Machine: Facelift: France & Holland (1970, Cuneiform -2CD) [03-25] - fusion [*]
  • Solar Quest: A + B = C in D# (Crammed Electronic Archives)
  • Son Palenque: Trotamundos Del Sabor (Palenque) [10-23] - Colombian
  • Sonic Youth: In/Out/In (2000-10, Three Lobed) [03-18] - noise rock [**]
  • The Sonora Pine: II ()
  • Idrissa Soumaoro/L'Eclipse De L'IJA: Le Tioko-Tioko (Mr Bongo) [05-13] -
  • Dusty Springfield: Dusty Sings Soul (Ace)
  • Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Wooden Music I (Astigmatic) - jazz
  • Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (2011, Anti-) [05-20] [**]
  • Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) [05-12] - gospel
  • The Staples Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself [50th Anniversary Edition] (Elektra) - soul
  • John Stein: Lifeline (1989-2021, Whaling City Sound, 2CD) [06-17] - jazz
  • Charles Stepney: Step on Step (International Anthem) [09-09] [B]
  • Stereolab: Pulse of the Early Brain [Switched On Volume 5] (1992-2008, Duophonic/Warp) [09-02] - electropop [**]
  • Al Stewart: The Admiralty Lights: Complete Studio, Live and Rare 1964-2009 ()
  • Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years (Dark Horse) [09-16]
  • Suicide: Surender (Mute)
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: The Deluxe (RCA) [02-11] - r&b
  • Sun Ra Arkestra/Salah Ragab/The Cairo Jazz Band: Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt (Strut) [04-08] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is . . . Completed & Revisited (1966, Ezz-Thetics) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra [60th Anniversary Edition] (Craft) [07-19] - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra: Universe in Blue (1971, Cosmic Myth) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Sunburned Hand of the Man: Headdress (Three Lobed)
  • Esbjorn Svensson: Home.S. (2008, ACT) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • Syamese: Pure Sickness (Crammed Electronic Archives)
  • Rachid Taha: Arabic Hits () -
  • Mototeru Takagi/Kim Dae Hwan/Choi Sun Bae: Seishin-Seido (1995, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [**]
  • Yuji Takahashi/Sabu Toyozumi: The Quietly Clouds and a Wild Crane (1998, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Masayuki Takayanagi/New Direction: Station '70: Call in Question/Live Independence (Black Editions) - jazz
  • Tall Dwarfs: Unravelled: 1981-2002 ()
  • Norma Tanega: I'm the Sky: Studio and Demo Recordings 1964-1971 (Anthology) [05-06] - folk [B-]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: Legacies for Our Grandchildren (1995, Dark Tree) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Quintet (1969, Mr Bongo) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • Buddy Tate & White Label: Tate's Delight (1982, Storyville) [12-09] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor: The World of Cecil Taylor (1961, Candid) [08-26] - jazz [[A]]
  • Cecil Taylor: The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert: The Town Hall, NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion) [02-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Respiration: Live in Warsaw '68 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-31] - jazz
  • Cecil Taylor: With (Exit) to Student Studies Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [05-31] - jazz [***]
  • Tenastelin: Wicked Invention (Partial)
  • Tenniscoats: Tan-Tan Therapy (Morr Music)
  • Clark Terry Big Bad Band: Live in Holland 1979 (Storyville) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: Strangers From the Universe (Bulbous Monocle)
  • Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972, Real Gone Music) [02-12] - r&b [B]
  • Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (Good Time) [03-25] - r&b [***]
  • Pat Thomas: Remembering: New Jazz Jungle (1997, Feedback Moves) [10-07] - jazz
  • Richard Thompson: Grizzly Man [OST] (No Quarter) [05-06]
  • Threshold HouseBoys Choir: Form Grows Rampant (Mental Groove)
  • Steve Tibbetts: Hellbound Train: An Anthology (1981-2017, ECM -2CD) - jazz
  • Tinariwen: Kel Tinariwen (Wedge) [11-04] - Saharan
  • Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band: Live at NYU: 1980 (Inky Dot Media) [10-22] - jazz
  • Viviano Torres Ane Swing: El Rey De Caribe (Palenque) [03-07] -
  • Lennie Tristano: Personal Recordings, 1946-1970 (Mosaic -6CD) - jazz
  • Ihor Tsymbrovsky: Come, Angel (Kontakt Audio/Infinite Fog)
  • McCoy Tyner/Freddie Hubbard Quintet: Live at Fabrik (1986, NDR Kultur) [04-08] - jazz
  • The Trypes: Music for Neighbors (1984, Pravda) [03-18] - rock [**]
  • Celestine Ukwu and His Philosophers National: No Condition Is Permanent (1971-74, Mississippi) [08-05] - African [***]
  • Gebhard Ullmann/Steve Swell/Hilliard Greene/Barry Altschul: We're Playing in Here? (2007, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Bo Van De Graaf: Eccentric Music for Audio Hunters (2002-16, Icdisc -21) [2021-00-00] - jazz [B]
  • Enno Velthuys: Different Places (Dead Mind)
  • Venom: In Nomine Satanas (Sanctuary)
  • Virgin Prunes: . . . If I Die, I Die (BMG)
  • Vis-a-Vis: The Best of Vis-a-Vis in Congo Style (1976, We Are Busy Bodies -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Voice of the Beehive: Let It Bee (1988, London)
  • Voivod: Forgotten in Space (Noise)
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless [Deluxe Edition] (Arista Nashville) [01-28] - country
  • Mal Waldron: Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert (Tompkins Square) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • Jeremy Warmsley: American Daydream () [09-09]
  • The Watersons: Frost and Fire: A Calendar of Ritual and Magical Songs (Topic)
  • The Welders: Our Own Oddities 1977-81 (Bachelor) [02-04] - punk
  • David Wertman: Sun Ensemble (1983, BBE) [03-18] - jazz
  • Mike Westbrook: London Brige: Live in Zurich 1990 (Westbrook) - jazz
  • Wet Tuna: Warping All by Yourself ()
  • Tony Joe White: The Beginning (New West)
  • White Hills: The Revenge of Heads on Fire (Heads on Fire)
  • Bob Wilber With Dave McKenna and Pug Horton: Original Wilber (1978, Phontastic) - jazz [*]
  • Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [Super Deluxe Edition] (Nonesuch) [09-30]
  • Barney Wilen: Zodiac (1966, We Are Busy Bodies) [06-10] - jazz
  • Anthony Williams: Life Time & Spring Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [02-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Tony Williams: Play or Die (1980, MIG) [05-27] - jazz
  • Wire: Not About to Die: Studio Demos 1977-1978 (Pinkflag) [04-23] - punk [A-]
  • Tommy Womack: 30 Years Shot to Hell: An Anthology (Schoolkids -2CD) [5-13] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Ndikho Xaba and the Natives: Ndikho Xaba and the Natives (1971, Mississippi) [05-11] - African
  • XAM Duo: XAM Duo RMX (Sonic Cathedral)
  • Iannis Xenakis: Electroacoustic Works (Karlrecords -21) [2021-12-03] - electroacoustic
  • XTC: Mummer (Ape House UK)
  • Neil Young: Royce Hall 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [***]
  • Neil Young: Citizen Kane Jr Blues (1974, Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Time Fades Away (Reprise)
  • Neil Young: Harvest [50th Anniversary Edition] (1972, Reprise -3CD) - rock
  • Neil Young and the Restless: Eldorado (Reprise) - rock
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: 2001, Toast (Reprise) [07-08] - rock [**]
  • Yusuf [Cat Stevens]: Harold and Maude [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Island) [02-11] - soundtrack
  • Zake & City of Dawn: Wander [Redux] (Zake Drone)
  • Frank Zappa: Zappa '75: Zagreb/Ljubljana (Zappa) [10-14]
  • Denny Zeitlin: The Name of This Terrain (1969, Now-Again Reserve) - jazz
  • ZZ Top: Raw: That Little Ol' Band From Texas [Original Soundtrack] (BMG) [07-22]
  • '80s Underground Cassette Culture: Volume 2 (Contort Yourself)
  • Afro Psych: Journeys Into Psychedelic Africa 1972-1977 (Africa Seven) [08-12] -
  • Ain't Nothing but a House Party: 60s and Early 70s Club Soul Classics (Cherry Red)
  • American Railroad (Renew/BMG) - country
  • Artificial Intelligence (Warp)
  • Atencao! Novos Sons Do Brasil (Aquarium Drunkard/ORG Music) - Brazil
  • Pierre Barouh and the Saravah Sound (WeWantSounds)
  • Benito 80: Novo Samba Sempre Novo () -
  • Blue Note Re:imagined II () - jazz
  • Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music in the Digital Age Vol 1 (Kalita) [06-17] -
  • Bound for Hell: On the Sunset Strip (Numero Group) - metal
  • Brasil Novo (Musica Macondo) [05-13] - Brazil [**]
  • Brown Acid: The Thirteenth Trip (Riding Easy)
  • A Chant About the Beauty of the Moon at Night: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Masters 1913-1921: Lost + Rare Performances 1913-1921 (Magnificent Sounds) [03-31] - Hawaiian [B]
  • Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions (1942-49, Mosaic, 11CD) - jazz
  • Come, Let Us Sing (Death Is Not the End)
  • Crossroads Kenya: East African Benga and Rumba, 1980-1985 (No Wahala Sounds) [07-30] - Afrian [A-]
  • Cruise! Nigerian Freebeat ()
  • Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers From the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981 (Rocafort -EP) [04-08] - cumbia [**]
  • The D-Vine Spirituals: Sacred Soul (Bible & Tire) - gospel
  • Disco Reggae Rockers (Soul Jazz) [09-29] - reggae [B]
  • Elsewhere VXIII (Rocket)
  • Elvis [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (RCA) [06-22]
  • End of the Road Presents: Between the Music (End of the Road)
  • Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House (Analog Africa -21) [2021-12-03] - African [A-]
  • Folk and Great Tunes From Siberia and Far East (CPI Music) - Siberian
  • From Lion Mountain: Traditional Music of Yeha, Ethiopia (Dust-to-Digital) - African
  • Get It Right: Afro, Dub, Funk & Punk of Recreational Records, 81-82 () [09-01]
  • Ghost Riders (Efficient Space)
  • Girls With Guitars Gonna Shake! (Ace) [07-28] - rock
  • Got to Get a Good Thing Goin': Black Music in Britain in the Sixties (Strawberry -4CD) [09-15] - soul
  • Heavenly Remixes 3 & 4 (Andrew Weatherall Volume 1 & 2) (Heavenly)
  • David Hepworth's Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From a Misunderstood Decade (Edsel -4CD) [02-09] - rock
  • Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-1968 (Grapefruit) [03-15] - rock
  • Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds From Rio de Janiero (Sounds and Colours) - Brazil
  • I Love to See You Strut: More '60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul, Freakbeat Nuggets (Strawberry -3CD)
  • If You Gotta Go-Go, Go Now: A Tribute to the Go-Gos ()
  • Jem Records Celebrates Pete Townshend ()
  • Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking (1934-2013, Ace -2CD -21) [2021-10-23] - rock [***]
  • The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent & Depraved (Shimmy Disc)
  • Ladies Sing the Boss (Ace)
  • Lespri Ka: New Directions in Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010 (Seance Centre) [01-28] - gwoka [**]
  • Let's Stamp: 1950s Folk Dance Recordings From Bulgarian and Yugoslavian 78rpm Discs (Canary) [10-03] - folk
  • Life Between Islands: Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression in the UK 1973-2006 (Soul Jazz) [01-28] -
  • Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes (Demon)
  • Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae (Trojan) - reggae
  • Mainstream Funk: Funk, Soul, Spiritual Jazz 1971-75 (WeWantSounds) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Music for Ukraine (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Musicasion 4½ (Sonamos) - Latin
  • New York City Blues (Ace) [04-01] - blues
  • NH V/A Vol 4 (Nervous Horizon)
  • No Pare, Sigue Sigue (TraTraTrax)
  • Now That's What I Call Pride (UMG/Sony) [06-17]
  • Odd Ones V2 ()
  • Oz Days Live '72-'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (Temporal Drift) [09-23]
  • Eddie Piller Presents: British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (Edsel -4CD)
  • Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special (Trojan) - reggae [***]
  • The Rough Guide to Delta Blues: Vol 2 (World Music Network) - blues
  • Saturno 2000: La Rebejada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983 (Analog Africa) [04-15] - Mexican
  • Jon Savage's 1977-1979: Symbols Clashing Everywhere (Ace)
  • Luke Schneider Presents Imaginational Anthem Vol XI: Chrome Universal ()
  • Sharayet El Disco (Arabesquo/WeWantSounds) [06-03] -
  • Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present: Fell From the Sun: Downtempo and After Hours 1990-1991 (Ace)
  • John Sinclair Presents: Detroit Artists Workshop: Community, Jazz and Art in the Motor City 1965-1981 (Strut/Art Yard) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Sintomas De Techno: Ondas Electronicas Subterraneas Desde Peru (1985-1991) (Buh) -
  • Southeast of Saturn Vol 2 (Third Man) [12-02] - dream pop
  • Summer of Soul ( . . . Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): A Questlove Jam [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1969, Legacy) [01-28] - soundtrack [A-]
  • Swing Time Christmas (Tuff City)
  • They Shall Not Pass/No Pasaran! (2007-22, Trost) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Thorn Valley (World of Echo)
  • Touching Bass Presents: Soon Come (Touching Bass) [07-01]
  • Under the Bridge (Skep Wax) [03-18] - alt/indie
  • V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids (1991-94, Numero Group)

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 3508
  • Priority 2: 241
  • Priority 3: 4
  • Priority 4: 1343
  • Priority 5: 310

Total: 5406