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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  • 49 Winchester: Fortune Favors the Bold (New West) [05-13] - country [B]
  • 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-]
  • 700 Bliss: Nothing to Declare (Hyperdub) [05-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • The 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign Language (Dirty Hit/Polydor) [10-14] - new wave [***]
  • $ilkmoney: I Don't Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don't Feel Like It Anymore (DB$B) [11-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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
  • Alex Acuna: Gifts (Le Coq) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Claudia Acuna: Duo (Ropeadope) [09-23] - vocal jazz [*]
  • 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-]
  • Adult.: Becoming Undone (Dais) [02-25] [***]
  • Adults: For Everything, Always (Fika)
  • Teno Afrika: Where You Are (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [02-04] - African [***]
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • Al-Qasar: Who Are We? (Glitterbeat) [09-16] - Arab fusion [***]
  • Noel Akchote: Music for the Film Loving Highsmith (Ayler) [04-03] - jazz
  • Akusmi: Fleeting Future (Tonal Union) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Melissa Aldana: 12 Stars (Blue Note) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Joey Alexander: Origin (Mack Avenue) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Taru Alexander: Echoes of the Masters (Sunnyside) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Alla Boara: Le Tre Sorelle (Shifting Paraigm) - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Wayne Alpern: Secular Rituals (Henri Elkan) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Alt-J: The Dream (Infectious Music) [02-11] - art pop [B]
  • Alvvays: Blue Rev (Polyvinyl) [10-07] - indie pop [**]
  • Rodrigo Amado: Refraction Solo (Trost) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Arild Andersen Group: Affirmation (ECM) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Chad Anderson: Mellifluous Excursions Vol 1: Where You Been (Mahakala Music) [05-27] - jazz [***]
  • Ingrid Andress: Good Person (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic) [08-26] - country [*]
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Loose Future (Fat Possum) [10-07] - country [**]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker (On-U Sound) [04-08] - reggae [*]
  • Horace Andy: Midnight Scorchers (On-U Sound) [09-16] - reggae [***]
  • Angles: A Muted Reality (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Animal Collective: Time Skiffs (Domino) [02-04] - psychedelic pop [B]
  • Anitta: Versions of Me (Warner) [04-12] - Brazil [***]
  • Anteloper: Pink Dolphins (International Anthem) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Stacy Antonel: Always the Outsider (self-released) [06-17] - country [*]
  • Omar Apollo: Ivory (Warner) [04-08] - alt r&b [**]
  • Florian Arbenz/Joao Barradas/Tineke Postma/Rafael Jerjen: Conversation #5: Elemental (Hammer) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #6 & #7 (Hammer) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Arca: Kick III (XL) [12-02] - electronic [B]
  • Arcade Fire: We (Columbia) [05-06] - chamber pop [***]
  • Archers of Loaf: Reason in Decline (Merge) [10-21]
  • Nia Archives: Forbidden Feelingz (Hijinxx -EP) [03-10] - jungle [**]
  • Arctic Monkeys: The Car (Domino) [10-21] - baroque pop [B-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: The Lights Are Always On (Challenge) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Asake: Mr Money With the Vibe (YBNL Nation/Empire) [09-08] - African [***]
  • 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-]
  • Au Suisse: Au Suisse (City Slang) [08-19] [*]
  • Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar: Shruti Dances (Make Music) [06-17] - electroacoustic [**]
  • Aurora: The Gods We Can Touch (Glassnote) [01-11] - folk pop [B]
  • Avalanche Kaito: Avalanche Kaito (Glitterbeat) [06-10] - African [*]
  • Daniel Avery: Ultra Truth (Phantasy Sound) [11-04] - downtempo [**]
  • Linda Ayupuka: God Created Everything (Mais Um Discos) [06-24] - African [**]
  • Daniel Bachman: Almanac Behind (Three Lobed) [11-18] - free folk
  • Backxwash: His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering (Ugly Hag) [10-31] - horrorcore
  • Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas Entertainment) [05-06] - reggaeton [**]
  • The Bad Plus: The Bad Plus (Edition) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Baggetta/Jim Keltner/Mike Watt: Everywhen We Go (Big Ego) [11/18] - jazz
  • Lee Bains + the Glory Fires: Old-Time Folks (Don Giovanni) [08-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Kate Baker & Vic Juris: Return to Shore: The Duo Sessions (Strikezone) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Balance: Conjure (Two Rooms) [12-09] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Balke/Siwan: Hafla (ECM) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Subject to Change (Black River) [09-23] - country [*]
  • Ballister: Chrysopoeia (Aerophonic/Not Two) - jazz
  • Lucian Ban: Ways of Disappearing (Sunnyside) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Band of Horses: Things Are Great (BMG) [03-04] - indie rock [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Zach Barocas New Freedom Sound: Eight Freedoms (self-released) [08-12] - jazz
  • Basher: Doubles (Sinking City) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Bastille: Give Me the Future (Virgin/EMI) [02-04] - synthpop [B]
  • Battle Trance: Green of Winter (New Amsterdam) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Quentin Baxter Quintet: Art Moves Jazz (BME) [08-12] - jazz [*]
  • Edwin Bayard/Dean Hulett/Mark Lomax II [Mark Lomax Trio]: Trio Plays Mingus (CFG Multimedia) - jazz [***]
  • The Baylor Project: The Evening: Live at Apparatus (Be a Light) [09-02] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Bazzell: Aesthetic (self-released) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Beabadoobee: Beatopia (Dirty Hit) [07-15] - indie pop [***]
  • Beach House: Once Twice Melody (Sub Pop) [02-18] - dream pop [**]
  • Kenny Beats: Louie (XL) [08-31] - instrumental hip-hop [*]
  • Bedouin/DakhaBrakha: The Bedouin Reworks of DakhaBrakha (Human by Default -EP) [03-30] - house [**]
  • Martin Bejerano: #Cubanamerican (Figgland) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Simon Belelty: Pee Wee (Jojo) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Andy Bell: Flicker (Sonic Cathedral) [02-11] - indie pop [***]
  • Belle and Sebastian: A Bit of Previous (Matador) [05-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Espen Berg: The Trondheim Concert (NXN) [10-28] - 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 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 [**]
  • Camille Bertault & David Helbock: Playground (ACT) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • The Beths: Expert in a Dying Field (Carpark) [09-16] - power pop [***]
  • Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star (Big Dada) [06-17] - r&b [**]
  • Beyonce: Renaissance (Parkwood/Columbia) [07-29] - dance pop [***]
  • Bi Ba Doom: Graceful Collision (Astral Spirits) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Bibio: Bib10 (Warp) [10-21] - electropop [*]
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Bambule! (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Big KRIT: Digital Roses Don't Die (BMG) [02-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) [02-11] - folk rock [A-]
  • Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (self-released -EP) [09-23] - blues [*]
  • Binker & Moses: Feeding the Machine (Gearbox) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • David Binney: A Glimpse of the Eternal (Criss Cross) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • David Binney: Tomorrow's Journey (Ghost Note) - jazz
  • Nat Birchall: Afro Trane (Ancient Archive of Sound) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Bitchin Bajas: Bajascillators (Drag City) [09-02] - electronic [**]
  • Bjork: Fossora (One Little Independent) [09-30] - art pop [B]
  • 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 Flower: Magma (Sdban Ultra) [01-28] - Ethio-jazz [***]
  • The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) [05-13] - blues rock [B]
  • Black Star: No Fear of Time (self-released) [05-03] - hip-hop
  • Bladee & Ecco2k: Crest (Year0001) [03-17] - cloud rap [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Mary J Blige: Good Morning Gorgeous (300/Mary Jane Productions) [02-11] - r&b [A-]
  • Bliss Quintet: Dramaqueen (Jazzland) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Bloc Party: Alpha Games (Infectious/BMG) [04-29] - alt/indie [B]
  • Priscilla Block: Welcome to the Block Party (InDent/Mercury Nashville) [02-11] - country [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Jake Blount: The New Faith (Smithsonian Folkways) [09-23] - folk [**]
  • Blue Lines Trio: Chance and Change (Casco) [09-01] - jazz [***]
  • Blue Moods: Myth & Wisdom (Posi-Tone) [01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Blue Reality Quartet!: Ella's Island (Mahakala Music) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Claus Boesser-Ferrari: The Wind Cries Mary (Acoustic Music) [07-23] - jazz
  • Axel Boman: Luz (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Axel Boman: Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) [04-15] - deep house [**]
  • Bonobo: Fragments (Ninja Tune) [01-14] - downtempo [*]
  • Sarah Borges: Together Alone (Blue Corn Music) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Boris: W (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-rock [B-]
  • Amy K Bormet: Tell Me What It's Like (Strange Woman) [05-16] - jazz
  • Nathan Borton: Each Step (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Bouvier: Blachant (Renewell) [04-13] - vocal 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 [***]
  • Staffan Brasjo: Stratosfar (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Anthony Braxton/James Fei: Duet (Other Minds) 2021 (Other Minds) [09-02] - jazz
  • Breath of Air: Breath of Air (Burning Ambulance) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Wolfert Brederode: Ruins and Remains (ECM) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Patricia Brennan: More Touch (Pyroclastic) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Bright Dog Red: Under the Porch (Ropeadope) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Owen Broder: Hodges: Front and Center, Vol 1 (Outside In Music) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • The Broken Spokes: Where I Went Wrong (Broken Spokes Music) [07-15] - country [**]
  • Bobby Broom: Keyed Up (Steele) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino: The Intellect Given Birth to Here (Eternity) Is Too Young (Black Editions) [09-12] - jazz
  • James Brown: Song Within the Story (NGP) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Brown/Juan Pablo Carletti: Fertile Garden (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Dan Bruce's Beta Collective: Time to Mind the Mystics (Shifting Paradigm) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Zach Bryan: American Heartbreak (Warner) [05-20] - country [**]
  • Buck 65/Tachichi: Flash Grenade (Black Buffalo) [05-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Buck 65: King of Drums (self-released) [06-10] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Sarah Buechi/Franz Hellmueller/Rafael Jerjen: Moon Trail (Intakt) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Dai Burger: Back in Ya Mouf (self-released -21) [2021-12-10] - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • Scott Burns/John Wojciechowski/Geof Bradfield: Tenor Time (Afar Music) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Burton/McPherson Trio: The Summit Rock Session at Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair: Shaped & Chased (Ni Vu Ni Connu) - jazz
  • Butcher Brown: Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey (Concord Jazz) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Anna Butterss: Activities (Colorfield) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • Kaitlin Butts: What Else Can She Do (self-released) [04-15] - country [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Camila Cabello: Familia (Epic) [04-08] - Latin pop [A-]
  • The Cactus Blossoms: One Day (Walkie Talkie) [02-11] - country [B]
  • Armani Caesar: The Liz 2 (Griselda) [10-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ethel Cain: Preacher's Daughter (Daughters of Cain) [05-12] - dream pop [*]
  • Calexico: El Mirador (Anti-) [04-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Call Super: Swallow Me (Can You Feel the Sun -EP) [10-05] - electronic [**]
  • Bill Callahan: YTILAER (Drag City) [10-14] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Lisa Cameron/Damon Smith/Alex Cunningham: Time Without Hours (Storm Cellar) [10-11] - jazz
  • Camp Cope: Running With the Hurricane (Run for Cover) [03-25] - alt-rock [*]
  • Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside) [07-08] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Caroline: Caroline (Rough Trade) [02-25] - post-rock [B]
  • Sergio Carolino: Below 0 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Sabrina Carpenter: Emails I Can't Send (Island) [07-15] - alt-pop [***]
  • Melissa Carper: Ramblin' Soul (Mae Music) [03-19] - country [**]
  • Francois Carrier/Alexander von Schlippenbach/John Edwards/Michel Lambert: Unwalled (Fundacja Sluchaj) [12-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Tito Carrillo: Urbanessence (Origin) [10-21] - jazz [*]
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: New Standards Vol 1 (Candid) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Hugo Carvalhais: Ascetica (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire: Fresh Pickles (self-released) [02-04] - bluegrass [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Cave In: Heavy Pendulum (Relapse) [05-20] - metal [B-]
  • Erich Cawalla: The Great American Songbook (BluJazz) [05-09] - jazz [B]
  • Central Cee: 23 (self-released) [02-25] - UK drill [***]
  • Kevin Cerovich: Aging Millennial (CVJ) - jazz [B]
  • Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatini/Carlos Santistevan: Inhale/Exhale (Other Minds) [08-04] - avant-garde [*]
  • Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (Luaka Bop) [04-01] - gospel [A-]
  • Brian Charette: Jackpot (Cellar) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Blank Canvas (Stretch/Ropeadope) [11-11] - 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 [**]
  • Chat Pile: God's Country (The Flenser) [07-29] - sludge metal [*]
  • The Chats: Get Fucked (Bargain Bin) [08-19] - garage punk [***]
  • Che Noir: Food for Thought (TCF Music Group) [01-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Cheekface: Too Much to Ask (self-released) [08-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Neneh Cherry: The Versions (EMI) [06-10] [B]
  • Cyrus Chestnut: My Father's Hands (HighNote) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes: Fore!!!! (Chicago Farmer -EP) [03-04] - Americana [*]
  • 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 Keef: 4Nem (Glo Gang/RBC -21) [2021-12-17] - hip-hop [B]
  • 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-]
  • Corey Christiansen: Standards (self-released) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Christopher: Blues in the Air: The Music of Sidney Bechet (Camille Productions) [07-31] - jazz
  • Chronophage: Chronophage (Bruit Direct Disques) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • The Claudettes: The Claudettes Go Out! (Forty Below) [10-14] - indie rock [*]
  • Gerald Clayton: Bells on Sand (Blue Note) [04-01] - jazz [B]
  • Rob Clearfield & Quin Kirchner: Concentric Orbits (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • CMAT: If My Wife New I'd Be Dead (AWAL) [03-04] - indie pop [***]
  • Brent Cobb: And Now, Let's Turn to Page . . . (Ol' Buddy) [01-28] - country [**]
  • Coco & Clair Clair: Sexy (self-released) [11-04] - pop [*]
  • Jeff Coffin: Between Dreaming and Joy (Ear Up) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Cola: Deep in View (Fire Talk) [05-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Louis Cole: Quality Over Opinion (Brainfeeder) [10-14] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Columbia Icefield [Nate Wooley]: Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes (Pyroclastic) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • ChimyTina [Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski]: Constellations (La Reserve) [06-17] - jazz
  • Luke Combs: Growin' Up (Columbia Nashville) [06-24] - country [*]
  • The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse!) [09-23] - 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 [**]
  • Conway the Machine: God Don't Make Mistakes (Griselda/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Hollie Cook: Happy Hour (Merge) [06-24] [**]
  • Cool Sweetness Sextet: Shoehorn Shuffle (Storyville) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Max Cooper: Unspoken Words (Mesh) [03-25] - techno [***]
  • Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci: Conversations Vol 2 (577) [02-04] - jazz
  • Cooper Moore/Stephen Gauci: Live at Roulette ( Gaucimusic) [08-12] - jazz
  • Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (Alligator) [08-19] - blues [**]
  • Marc Copland Quartet: Someday (InnerVoice Jazz) [10-17] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Chris Cortez: Live at Blue Bamboo (Blue Bamboo) [09-01] - jazz
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Kind Regards: Saludos Afectuosos (Desafio Candente) [09-02] - jazz [*]
  • Roxy Coss: Disparate Parts (Outside In Music) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Boy Named If (Capitol) [01-14] - power pop [*]
  • George Cotsirilos Quartet: Refuge (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Jon Cowherd Trio: Pride and Joy (Le Coq) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Tommy Crane: We're All Improvisers Now (Whirlwind) [06-24] - jazz [*]
  • Nicholas Craven/Boldy James: Fair Exchange No Robbery (Nicholas Craven Productions) [09-30] - hip-hop
  • Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Auburn Whisper (GroundUP) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Criolo: Sobre Viver (Oloko) [05-05] - Brazil [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Cruel Liars: Mightmare (Kill Rock Stars) - country
  • Stephan Crump: Rocket Love (Papillon Sounds) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Madison Cunningham: Revealer (Verve Forecast) [09-09] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle
  • Rosalie Cunningham: Two Piece Puzzle (Machine Elf) [02-25]
  • Curren$y & the Alchemist: Continuance (Jet Life) [02-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Denzel Curry: Melt My Eyez, See Your Future (PH/Loma Vista) [03-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Heat Map (Imani) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Cypress Hill: Back in Black (MNRK) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Andrew Cyrille/William Parker/Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil (TUM) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Czarface: Czarmageddon (Silver Age) [04-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Daggerboard: Daggerboard & the Skipper (Wide Hive) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • Amalie Dahl: Dafnie (Sonic Transmissions) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Lucrecia Dalt: ¡Ay! (RVNG Intl) [10-14] - art pop [A-]
  • Dan Ex Machina: All Is Ours, Nothing Is Theirs (self-released) [05-28] - rock [***]
  • Dandy Dandie: Hypnos & Morphee (Yolk Music) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Danger Mouse & Black Thought: Cheat Codes (BMG) [08-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Harold Danko: Rite Notes (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Daphni: Cherry (Jiaolong) [10-07] - deep house [***]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters
  • Sarah Davachi: Two Sisters (Late Music) [09-09] - ambient
  • Craig Davis: Tone Paintings: The Music of Dodo Marmarosa (MCG Jazz) - jazz [***]
  • Steve Davis: Bluesthetic (Smoke Sessions) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Richard Dawson: The Ruby Cord (Domino) [11-18] - art rock [B-]
  • Zella Day: Sunday in Heaven (Concord) [10-14] - indie pop [*]
  • Lucky Daye: Candydrip (Keep Cool/RCA) [03-10] - r&b [***]
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders (Soul Bank) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • The James Dean Joint: Cabinbuzz (Spacehawk) [07-11]
  • Michael Dease: Best Next Thing (Posi-Tone) [07-08] - jazz [*]
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows (Atlantic) [09-16] - indie pop [B]
  • Deca: Smoking Gun (Coalmine) [05-27] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) [04-08] - gospel [***]
  • Eli Degibri: Henri and Rachel (Degibri) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Vladislav Delay: Isoviha (Planet Mu) [07-15] - electronica [B]
  • The Delines: The Sea Drift (Jealous Butcher) [02-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Allen Dennard: Flashback (Allen Dennard Music) - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Randal Despommier: A Midsummer Odyssey (Sunnyside) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Destroyer: Labyrinthitis (Merge) [03-25] - art pop [**]
  • Duke Deuce: Crunkstar (Quality Control/Motown) [06-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • James Devane: Beauty Is Useless (Umeboshi) [09-16] - electronic [*]
  • Tetel Di Babuya: Meet Tetel (Arkadia) [06-24] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Kady Diarra: Burkina Hakili (Lamastrock -21) [2021-04-02] - African [A-]
  • 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 [U]
  • Digga D: Noughty by Nature (CGM/EGA) [04-15] - UK drill [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Chris Dingman: Journeys Vol I (self-released) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • DJ 809: EightOh! (self-released -EP) [01-22] - electronica [*]
  • DJ 809: Unexpected (self-released -EP) [02-25] - electronica [B]
  • DJ Black Low: Monate WA Piano EP (Black Low Music -EP) [06-10] - African [**]
  • DJ Marz Y Los Flying Turntables/DJ Jester the Filipino Fist: Made in USA (self-released) [07-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50 Vol 1 (Mass Appeal -EP) [07-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • DJ Travella: Mr Mixondo (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [04-01] - electronic [*]
  • Djo: Decide (AWAL) [09-16] - indie pop [B]
  • Do'a: Higher Grounds (Outside In Music -EP) [07-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dodie: Hot Mess (Doddleoddle -EP) [09-30] - singer-songwrier [B]
  • Doechii: She/Her/Black B*tch (Top Dawg Entertainment/Capitol -EP) [08-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Domi & JD Beck: Not Tight (Apeshit/Blue Note) [07-29] - jazz-funk [B-]
  • Armen Donelian: Fresh Start (Sunnyside) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Donkeyazz: Play the Blues (Singo -21) - jazz [C]
  • Stella Donnelly: Flood (Secretly Canadian) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Tashi Dorji/Susie Ibarra: Master of Time (Astral Spirits) [08-09] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kit Downes/Petter Eldh/James Maddren: Vermillion (ECM) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Dr John: Things Happen That Way (Rounder) [09-23] - country [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kaja Draksler/Susana Santos Silva: Grow (Intakt) [10-21] - jazz [B]
  • Dreamstruck [Marilyn Crispell/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen]: With Grace in Mind (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-26] - jazz
  • 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
  • Drug Church: Hygiene (Pure Noise) [03-11] - post-hardcore [B]
  • Billy Drummond and Freedom of Ideas: Valse Sinistre (Cellar) [08-05] - jazz [***]
  • Dry Cleaning: Stumpwork (4AD) [10-21] - post-punk [A-]
  • Dubstar: Two (Northern Writes) [05-06] - electropop [*]
  • Dungen: En Ar For Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog (Mexican Summer) [10-07] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Open Mike Eagle: Component System With the Auto Reverse (Auto Reverse) [10-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (Stony Plain) [04-15] - blues [***]
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: Jerry Jeff (New West) [05-27] - country [**]
  • EarthGang: Ghetto Gods (Dreamville/Interscope) [02-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bill Easley: Diversitonic (Sunnyside) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Ebi Soda: Honk If You're Sad (Tru Thoughts) [04-29] - jazz-funk [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: I Am a Stranger in This World (L&H Production -2CD) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Edoheart: Pandemonium (Edoheart -EP) [04-08] - African [**]
  • Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (E Works/PIAS) [01-28] - indie rock [*]
  • Kelly Eisenhour: I Just Found Out About Love (BluJazz) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • El Khat: Albat Alawi Op 99 (Glitterbeat) [03-25] - world [*]
  • Eliane Elias: Quietude (Candid) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Ella Mai: Heart on My Sleeve (10 Summers/Interscope) [05-06] - r&b [B]
  • 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-]
  • Joe Ely: Flatland Lullaby (Rack 'Em) [10-21]
  • Elucid: I Told Bessie (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Coco Em: Kilumi (InFine) [04-21] - electronic [*]
  • Signe Emmeluth/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard: The A-Z of Microwave Cookery (Astral Spirits) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Empath: Visitor (Fat Possum) [02-11] - noise pop [B]
  • Emperor X: The Lakes of Zones B and C (Dreams of Field) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Brian Eno: Forever and Ever No More (Verve) [10-14] - ambient pop [*]
  • Ensemble 0: Music Nuvolosa (Sub Rosa) [03-18] - classical [**]
  • Christoph Erb/Magda Mayas/Gerry Hemingway: Bathing Music (Veto) - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • John Escreet/Pera Krstajic/Anthony Fung: Cresta (self-released) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • John Escreet: Seismic Shift (Whirlwind) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Esthesis Quartet: Esthesis Quartet (Orenda) [05-27] - jazz [B]
  • Silvana Estrada: Marchita (Glassnote) [01-21] - chamber folk [*]
  • Etran de L'Air: Agadez (Sahel Sounds) [02-18] - Saharan [A-]
  • Eubanks-Evans Experience: EEE (Imani) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Eucalyptus: Moves (Telephone Explosion) [05-13] - jazz
  • Julieta Eugenio: Jump (Greenleaf Music) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Everything Everything: Raw Data Feel (AWAL) [05-20] - art pop [*]
  • Extended: Without Notice (self-released) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Ezra Collective: Where I'm Meant to Be (Partisan) [11-04] - jazz [**]
  • Fade In: Live Fast, Die a Legend (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Fahey: Baker's Cousin (Rough Fish) [10-07] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Brent Faiyaz: Wasteland (Lost Kids) [07-08] - alt r&b [*]
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia: It Wasn't Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango -21) [2021-09-10] - Romanian [A-]
  • Fantastic Negrito: White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront) [06-03] [***]
  • Father John Misty: Chloe and the Next 20th Century (Sub Pop) [04-08] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Kari Faux: Lowkey Superstar (Don Giovanni) [09-24] - hip-hop
  • Fazer: Plex (City Slang) [01-14] - jazz fusion [**]
  • Avram Fefer Quartet: Juba Lee (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Femuline Gaymeova: Todrick Hall ()
  • Anthony Ferrara: Cold Faded (SteepleChase) - jazz [**]
  • RAP Ferreira: 5 to the Eye With Stars (Ruby Yacht -EP) [11-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Mane Fernandes: Enter the Squigg (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Hugo Fernandez: Ozean (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Fernweh: Torschlusspanik! (Winterlude) [07-01] - folk rock [*]
  • Bryan Ferry: Love Letters (BMG -EP) [05-18] - pop [*]
  • Fievel Is Glauque: Flaming Swords (La Loi) [11-25]
  • William Flynn: Seaside (OA2) [07-15] - jazz [U]
  • Joe Fiedler: Solo: The Howland Sessions (Multiphonics) [11-04] - jazz [**]
  • Ken Field & Alieno de Bootes (Alessandro Pizzin): Alien Field (Cuneiform) [08-12] - jazz
  • Amina Figarova: Joy (AmFi) [09-23] - jazz [U]
  • Catrin Finch/Seckou Keita: Echo (Bendigedig) [05-27] - jazz
  • Jean Fineberg: & Jazzphoria (Pivotal) [04-08] - jazz [U]
  • Craig Finn: A Legacy of Rentals (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Nick Finzer: Out of Focus (Outside In Music -21) [2021-11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Fire!: Requies (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • First Aid Kit: Palomino (Columbia) [11-04] - folk pop [*]
  • Tim Fitzgerald: Tim Fitzgerald's Full House (Cellar) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • FKA Twigs: Caprisongs (Young/Atlantic) [01-14] - art pop [**]
  • Flasher: Love Is Yours (Domino) [06-17] - rock [*]
  • Flohio: Out of Heart (AWAL) [10-07] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Florence + the Machine: Dance Fever (Polydor) [05-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Florist: Florist (Double Double Whammy) [07-29] - indie folk [***]
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Love Songs (Relative Pitch) [06-10] - jazz
  • 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
  • Foals: Life Is Yours (Warner) [06-17] [*]
  • Fontaines DC: Skinty Fia (Partisan) [04-22] - post-punk [*]
  • Ricky Ford: The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford: Paul's Scene (Whaling City Sound) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Forest Chorus: Forest Chorus (Orenda) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Other Zones (Circular File) [09-02] - jazz
  • Chris Forsyth: Evolution Here We Come (No Quarter) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Keeley Forsyth: Limbs (The Leaf Label) [02-25] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Manel Fortia: Despertar (Segell Microscopi) [05-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Al Foster: Reflections (Smoke Sessions) [08-26] - jazz [*]
  • Ronnie Foster: Reboot (Blue Note) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker: Park Hill Saudade (Mahakala Music) [03-21] - jazz [**]
  • Chad Fowler/Matthew Shipp: Old Stories (Mahakala Music -2CD) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/William Parker/Anders Griffen: Thinking Unthinking (Mahakala Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Fox Green: Holy Souls (self-released) [09-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Foxes: The Kick (PIAS) [02-11] - dance pop [*]
  • Fractal Sextet: Fractal Sextet (Alchemy) [09-02] - jazz [A-]
  • David Francis: Sings Songs of the Twenties (Blujazz -EP) [04-23] - vocal jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Paolo Fresu/Dino Rubino/Marco Bardoscia/Daniele Di Bonaventura: Ferlinghetti (Tuk Music) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Erik Friedlander: A Queen's Firefly (Skipstone) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • David Friend & Jerome Begin: Post- (New Amsterdam) [03-25] - classical [*]
  • Bill Frisell: Four (Blue Note) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew Fries: Lost Time (Xcappa) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • The Front Bottoms: Theresa (Fueled by Ramen -EP) [09-02] - alt/indie
  • 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 [*]
  • 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-]
  • Anthony Fung: What Does It Mean to Be Free? (self-released) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Ezra Furman: All of Us Flames (Anti-) [08-26] - indie rock [***]
  • 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-]
  • Fuubutsushi: Yamawarau (Cached Media) [05-07] - jazz
  • Alex G: God Save the Animals (Domino) [09-23] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Becky G: Esquemas (Kemosabe/RCA) [05-13] - reggaeton [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Runhild Gammelsaeter & Lasse Marhaug: Higgs Boson (Ideologic Organ) [08-19] - jazz [*]
  • Noah Garabedian: Consider the Stars Beneath Us (Outside In Music) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • Gas: Der Lange Marsch (Kompakt -21) [2021-12-03] - electronic [*]
  • Charlie Gabriel: Eighty-Nine (Sub Pop) [02-25] - jazz [***]
  • James Gaiters Soul Revival: Understanding Reimagined (self-released) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Liam Gallagher: C'mon You Know (Warner) [05-27] [*]
  • Asher Gamedze With Xristian Espinoza and Alan Bishop: Out Side Work: Two Duets (Astral Spirits) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gang of Youths: Angel in Realtime (Warner) [02-25] - indie rock [*]
  • Jacob Garchik: Assembly (Yestereve) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Laszlo Gardony: Close Connection (Sunnyside) [12-02] - jazz [**]
  • Giacomo Gates: You (Savant) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Ben LaMar Gay: Certain Reveries (International Anthem) [11-11] - jazz [***]
  • Sam Gendel: Cicada Lite: Live in Texas (Unseen Worlds) [07-29] - jazz
  • Arun Ghosh: Seclused in Light (Camoci -2CD) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Ghost: Impera (Loma Vista) [03-11] - glam metal [B-]
  • Freddie Gibbs: $oul $old $eparately (Warner/ESGN) [09-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Marshall Gilkes: Cyclic Journey (Alternate Side) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Gilla Band: Most Normal (Rough Trade) [10-07] - noise rock [B]
  • Amos Gillespie: Unstructured Time (self-released) [02-22] - jazz [*]
  • Girlpool: Forgiveness (Anti-) [04-29] - indie pop [B]
  • Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch and David Murray: See You Out There (Intakt) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Robert Glasper: Black Radio III (Loma Vista) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Vinny Golia/Bernard Santacruz/Cristiano Calcagnile: To Live and Breathe (Dark Tree) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Gonora Sounds: Hard Times Never Kill (The Vital Record) [02-04] - African [A]
  • SG Goodman: Teeth Marks (Verve Forecast) [06-03] - folk [***]
  • Onno Govaert + Martina Verhoeven/Dirk Serries: Twofold (A New Wave of Jazz) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Forbes Graham/Jeb Bishop/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride/Kresten Osgood: Water Lilies (Driff) [09-15] - 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-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Phoebe Green: Lucky Me (Chess Club) [08-19] - indie pop [**]
  • David Greenberger & the Waldameer Players: Today! (Pel Pel) [07-22] - spoken word [A-]
  • 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]
  • 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 [*]
  • Joy Guidry: Radical Acceptance (Whited Sepulchre) [02-04] [**]
  • Mark Guiliana: The Sound of Listening (Edition) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Gunna: DS4EVER (YSL/300 Entertainment) [01-07] - trap [**]
  • Mats Gustafsson & Nu Ensemble: Hidros 8: Heal (Trost) [11-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Tord Gustavsen Trio: Opening (ECM) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • Buddy Guy: The Blues Don't Lie (RCA/Silvertone) [09-30] - blues [***]
  • Gwenno: Tresor (Heavenly) [07-01] [*]
  • Michael Hackett/Tim Coffman Sextet: Western Skies (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Keith Hall: Made in Kalamazoo: Trios and Duos (Zoom Out) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Hall: I Hope to My Never (Summit) [03-04] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Halley/Dan Clucas/Clyde Reed/Carson Halley: Boomslang (Pine Eagle -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Scott Hamilton: Classics (Stunt) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna (Mack Avenue) [09-23] - 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 [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants (Lateralize -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra: Smash! (Next Level) [06-17] - jazz [B]
  • Hatchie: Giving the World Away (Secretly Canadian) [04-22] - dream pop [**]
  • Alexander Hawkins/Mirror Canon: Break a Vase (Intakt) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • 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]
  • Heart of the Ghost: Summons (No Quarter) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott: N.K-Pop (EMI) [10-07] - pop/rock [***]
  • 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
  • Hellbound Glory: The Immortal Hellbound Glory: Nobody Knows You (Black Country) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Gerry Hemingway: Afterlife (Auricle) [11-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Hercules & Love Affair: In Amber (Skint/BMG) [06-17] [B]
  • 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 [**]
  • Lauran Hibberd: Garageband Superstar ( Virgin) [08-19] - alt-pop [***]
  • Hickeys: Fragile Structure (self-released) [09-16] - indie pop [**]
  • Dylan Hicks & Small Screens: Airport Sparrows (Soft Launch) [09-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited (Edition) [03-18] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Hilton: Life Is Beautiful (Ruby Slippers) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Lisa Hilton: Paradise Cave (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Hippo Campus: LP3 (Grand Jury) [02-04] - indie pop [**]
  • Art Hirahara: Ascent (Posi-Tone -EP) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Art Hirahara: Verdant Valley (Posi-Tone) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Hirsh/Zoh Amba/Luke Stewart: An Unlikely Place (Mahakala Music) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • Olli Hirvonen: Kielo (Ropeadope) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Ari Hoenig Trio: Golden Treasures (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People (Know You Know) [02-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Jasper Hoiby/Planet B: What It Means to Be Human (Edition) [09-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Robin Holcomb: One Way or Another, Vol 1 (Songlines) [10-14] - jazz
  • Mike Holober & Balancing Act: Don't Let Go (Sunnyside) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Straight Ahead: The Honolulu Jazz Quartet Turns 20 (HJQ) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Jesca Hoop: Order of Romance (Memphis Industries) [09-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Horsegirl: Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) [06-03] - indie rock [*]
  • Hot Chip: Freakout/Release (Domino) [08-19] - electropop [*]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring Too (Big Machine) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Hudson Mohawke: Cry Sugar (Warp) [08-12] - future bass [*]
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet: The Next Door (ECM) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter -21) [2021-12-10] - folk [**]
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: Life on Earth (Nonesuch) [02-18] - prog folk [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Hyper.Object: Inter.Independence (Phonogram Unit) [04-01] - jazz
  • I Am [Isaiah Collier & Michael Shekwoaga Ode]: Beyond (Division 81) - jazz [**]
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity (Merge) [03-25] - Afrofunk [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ifsonever: Ifsonever (Jazz & Milk) [10-28] - electronic [***]
  • Dieter Ilg: Dedication (ACT) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Dieter Ilg: Ravel (ACT) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Imarhan: Aboogi (City Slang) [01-28] - Saharan [**]
  • Jon Irabagon: Rising Sun (Irabbagast) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Amanda Irarrazabal/Miriam van Boer Salmon: Fauces (577) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • Dan Israel: Seriously (self-released) [10-22] - folk-rock [*]
  • 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]
  • J-Hope: Jack in the Box (HYBE) [07-15] - K-pop [*]
  • 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]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • Bob James Trio: Feel Like Making Live! (Evolution Music Group) [01-28] - jazz [B]
  • Colin James: Open Road (Stony Plain -21) [2021-11-05] - blues [*]
  • Loraine James: Building Something Beautiful for Me (Phantom Limb) [10-07] - ambient [A-]
  • Japanese Television: Space Fruit Vineyard (Tip Top) [04-15] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert (ECM) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • JER: Bothered/Unbothered (Bad Time) [05-27] - ska punk [*]
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Changeup (Legacy) [03-25]
  • JID: The Forever Story (Dreamville/Interscope) [08-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Park Jiha: The Gleam (Tak:til) [02-25] - post-minimalism
  • Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B (Rough Trade) [09-09] - glitch pop [**]
  • Gisle Roen Johansen: Enargeia (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • 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 [**]
  • Max Johnson Trio: Orbit of Sound (Unbroken Sounds) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Eugenie Jones: Players (Open Mic) [03-11] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jones Jones: Just Justice (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Willie Jones III: Fallen Heroes (WJ3 -21) [2021-03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Sheila Jordan: Live at Mezzrow (Cellar Live) [07-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Kathryn Joseph: For You Who Are Wronged (Rock Action) [04-22] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Samara Joy: Linger Awhile (Verve) [09-16] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Joyfultalk: Familiar Science (Constellation) [05-06] - jazz
  • Junglepussy: JP5000 (self-released -EP) [02-04] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jupiter: The Wild East (Moserobie) [10-28] - jazz [*]
  • Laura Jurd: The Big Friendly Album (Big Friendly) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Just Mustard: Heart Under (Partisan) [05-27] - shoegaze [*]
  • Ka: Languish Arts (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ka: Woeful Studies (Iron Works -EP) [09-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Kaleiido: Elements (Exopac) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Kassmasse: Bahil  Weg (Meedo) [02-17] - African [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Kimberly Kelly: I'll Tell You What's Gonna Happen (Show Dog Nashville) [07-08] - country [***]
  • Eva Kess: Inter-Musical Love Letter (Unit) [07-22] - jazz [*]
  • Calvin Keys: Blue Keys (Wide Hive) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Wiz Khalifa/Big KRIT/Smoke DZA/Girl Talk: Full Court Press (Asylum/Taylor Gang) [04-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Moon (Dead Oceans -EP) [02-18] - psychedelic soul [*]
  • Kyle Kidd: Soothsayer (American Dreams) [08-05] - r&b [*]
  • EG Kight: The Trio Sessions (Blue South -21) [2021-05-11] - blues [**]
  • Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (Sunnyside) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Kind Folk: Head Towards the Center (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Randall King: Shot Glass (Warner Nashville) [03/18] - country [**]
  • King Princess: Hold On Baby (Zelig/Columbia) [07-29] - alt-pop [**]
  • Keith Kirchoff/Dominic Lash/Steve Noble: Christian Wolff: Exercises and Explorations (Spoonhunt -21) [2021-02-01] - classical [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Kittin + the Hacker: Third Album (Nobody's Bizzness) [03-25] - electronic [***]
  • Kiwi Jr: Chopper (Sub Pop) [08-12] - alt/indie [***]
  • Terry Klein: Good Luck Take Care (self-released) [02-25] - Americana [A-]
  • 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-]
  • Koffee: Gifted (RCA) [03-25] - dancehall [**]
  • KOG: Zone 6, Agege (Pura Vida Sounds) [02-25] - African [**]
  • Masayo Koketsu: Fukiya (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kokoroko: Could We Be More (Brownswood) [08-05] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Kristina Koller: Get Out of Town (self-released) [03-18] - vocal jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ted Kooshian: Hubub! (Summit) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Anders Koppel: Mulberry Street Symphony (Cowbell Music -2CD) - jazz [***]
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Isthisforreal? (Stones Throw) [07-22] - hip-hop [*]
  • Sarathy Korwar: Kalak (The Leaf Label) [11-11] - Indo-jazz [***]
  • Kosmos Trio: Brev Til En Ven (April) [10-14] - jazz
  • Boris Kozlov: First Things First (Posi-Tone) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party! (Table Pounding) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Kuchen/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic: The Steps That Resonate (Not Two) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Martin Kuchen: Utopia (Thanatosis Produktion) [05-00] - jazz [B]
  • Mike Kuhl/Dave Ballou/John Dierker/Luke Stewart: Kraft (Out of Your Head) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Clemens Kuratle Ydivide: Lumumba (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [*]
  • Takuya Kuroda: Midnight Crisp (First Word) [10-22] - jazz
  • Pierre Kwenders: Jose Louis and the Paradox of Love (Arts & Crafts) [04-29]
  • Kyle: It's Not So Bad (self) [01-28] - pop rap [*]
  • Lady Aicha & Pisko Crane's Original Fulu Miziki of Kinshasa: N'djila Wa Mudujimu (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [10-21] - African [A-]
  • Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade (ECM) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights (RCA) [07-15] - neo-soul [B]
  • Julian Lage: View With a Room (Blue Note) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Meschiya Lake & the New Movement: Looking the World Over (Sungroove) [05-06] - jazz
  • Lalalar: Bi Cinnete Bakar (Bongo Joe) [05-04] - Turkish [A-]
  • Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope -2CD) [05-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Cold as Weiss (Colemine) [02-11] - jazz [*]
  • Lambchop: The Bible (Merge/City Slang) [09-30] [B]
  • Miranda Lambert: Palomino (Vanner/RCA Nashville) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • 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 [**]
  • Pablo Lanouguere Quintet: Altar (self-released) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Lantana: Elemental (Cipsela) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Travis Laplante: Wild Tapestry (Out of Your Head) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Joy Lapps: Girl in the Yard (self-released) [07-08] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lass: Bumaye (Chapter Two) [06-17] - Afrian
  • 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 [***]
  • Laufey: Everything I Know About Love (AWAL) [08-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Azar Lawrence: New Sky (Trazar) [02-04] - jazz [*]
  • Cate Le Bon: Pompeii (Mexican Summer) [02-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Gerard Lebik/John Edwards/Paul Lovens: Lepomis Gibbosus (Fundacja Sluchaj -21) [2021-10-25] - jazz [*]
  • Jake Leckie: The Guide (Ropeadope) [04-08] - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer: OM 50 (Intakt) [09-16] - 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 [**]
  • Jinx Lennon: Pet Rent (Septic Tiger) [04-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Ari Lennox: Age/Sex/Location (Dreamville/Interscope) [09-09] - neo-soul [**]
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Normyn Suites (Sunnyside) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Janel Leppin: Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) [07-29] - jazz [***]
  • George Lernis: Between Two Worlds (Dunya) [06-10] - jazz [*]
  • Leroy: Dariacore 3 . . . At Least I Think That's What It's Called? (self-released) [05-23] - alt/indie
  • Let's Eat Grandma: Two Ribbons (Transgressive) [04-29] - electropop [*]
  • Yosef Gutman Levitt: Upside Down Mountain (self-released) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Ramsey Lewis: The Beatles Songbook [The Saturday Salon Series: Volume One] (Steele) [08-18] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy (Nowhere) [07-15] - alt r&b [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Linus + Okland/Van Heertum/Zach: Light as Never (Aspen Edities) [04-20] - jazz [*]
  • Linqua Franqa: Bellringer (Ernest Jennings) [04-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lisbeth Quartett: Release (Intakt) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Little Simz: No Thank You (Age 101/Awal/Forever Living Originals) [12-12] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Darren Litzie: My Horizon (Summit) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Lizzo: Special (Atlantic/Nice Life) [07-15] - r&b [**]
  • 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-]
  • Mark Lomax, II: Prismatic Reflections No 1 (CFG Multimedia) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • Loop: Sonancy (Cooking Vinyl) [03-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Brandon Lopez/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: No Es La Playa (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Los Bitchos: Let the Festivities Begin! (City Slang) [02-04] - instrumental rock [***]
  • Russ Lossing: Folks (Sunnyside) [08-05] - jazz [**]
  • Lyle Lovett: 12th of June (Verve) [05-13] - country [**]
  • Steven Lugerner/Garret Lang/Albert Tootie Heath: It Takes One to Know One (Slow & Steady) [04-15] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Lyrics Born: Mobile Homies Season 1 (Mobile Home) [04-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lyrics Born: Vision Board (Mobile Home) [11-11] - hip-hop [A-]
  • M Feat. Ben Stapp/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Marco Colonna/Steve Swell: Broken Songs (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-31] - blues/jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet: Overtones (DMAC Music) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • Mach-Hommy: Balens Cho (Hot Candles) (Griselda -21) [2021-12-04] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Dollar Menu 4 (self-released) [08-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ruben Machtelinckx + Arve Henriksen: A Short Story (Aspen Edities) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Doug MacLeod: A Soul to Claim (Reference) - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Peter Madsen's CIA Trio: 88 Butterfly (Playscape) - jazz
  • Joe Magnarelli: New York Osaka Junction (SteepleChase) - jazz [*]
  • Janiva Magness: Hard to Kill (Fathead) [06-24] - blues [B]
  • Roberto Magris: Duo & Trio: Featuring Mark Colby (JMood) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (Nonesuch) [04-22] - blues [**]
  • Rudi Mahall/Michael Griener: Jazzpreis (Astral Spirits) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Animal Crossing EP (Whirlwind -EP) [02-04] - jazz [**]
  • Majamisty Trio: Wind Rose (Majamisty) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu (Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Malaby's Sabino: The Cave of Winds (Pyroclastic) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Malaby/Angelica Sanchez/Tom Rainey: Huapango (Rogue Art) [03-07] - jazz
  • Pete Malinverni: On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (Planet Arts) [01-14] - jazz [***]
  • Mama's Broke: Narrow Line (Free Dirt) [05-13] - folk
  • Jeremy Manasia Trio: Butcher Block Ballet (Blujazz) [06-20] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Amber Mark: Three Dimensions Deep (PMR) [01-28] - pop [***]
  • Ben Markley Big Band With Ari Hoenig: Ari's Fun House (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • Miko Marks and the Resurrectors: Feel Like Going Home (Redtone) [10-14] - country [***]
  • 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]
  • Martha: Please Don't Take Me Back (Dirtnap) [10-28]
  • Stephen Martin: High Plains (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Marxist Love Disco Ensemble: MLDE (Mr Bongo) [09-16] - disco [**]
  • Dmitri Matheny: Cascadia (Origin) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Matmos: Regards/Uklony dla Boguslaw Schaeffer (Thrill Jockey) [05-20] - electronica [*]
  • Matters Unknown: We Aren't Just (New Soil) [10-28] - jazz
  • Joanna Mattrey/Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Oracle (Relative Pitch) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Bennie Maupin/Adam Rudolph: Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef (Strut) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Mavi: Laughing So Hard, It Hurts (United Masters) [10-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Ashley McBryde: Presents: Lindeville (Warner Music Nashville) [09-30] - country [***]
  • Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer (Anti-) [05-06] - folk [***]
  • Arlo McKinley: This Mess We're In (Oh Boy) [07-15] - country [*]
  • Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc) [08-26] - blues [*]
  • Tate McRae: I Used to Think I Could Fly (RCA) [05-27] - pop [***]
  • Makaya McCraven: In These Times (International Anthem) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • John McCowen: Models of Duration (Dinzu Artefacts/Astral Spirits) [09-09] - jazz [B]
  • Fergus McCreadie: Forest Floor (Edition) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jamie McDell: Jamie McDell (self-released) [02-25] - country
  • Carson McHone: Still Life (Merge) [02-25] - alt-country [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet: For the Love of Fire and Water (RogueArt) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Melt Yourself Down: Pray for Me I Don't Fit (Decca) [02-25] - art punk [*]
  • Vic Mensa: Vino Valentino (Roc Nation -EP) [02-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Meridian Brothers/El Grupo Renacimento: Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimento (Ansonia) [08-05] - Latin [**]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Earthshine (Origin) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • MIA: Mata (Island) [10-14] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • Midlake: For the Sake of Bethel Woods (ATO) [03-18] - folk-rock [B]
  • Raul Midon: Eclectic Adventurist (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [11-11] - jazz [*]
  • Xose Miguelez: Contradictio (Origin) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Allison Miller/Carmen Staaf: Nearness (Sunnyside) [07-29] - jazz [**]
  • Rhett Miller: The Misfit (ATO) [09-16] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Flo Milli: You Still Here, Ho? (RCA) [07-20] - pop rap [**]
  • John Minnock: Simplicity (Dot Time) [05-20] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Abel Mireles: Amino (Sunnyside) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Mitski: Laurel Hell (Dead Oceans) [02-04] - indie pop [*]
  • Mdou Moctar: Niger EP Vol 1 (Matador -EP) [08-24] - Saharan [***]
  • Moderat: More D4ta (Monkeytown) [05-13] - downtempo [**]
  • Modern Jazz Trio With Rick Margitza: Community Standards (AMM) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Charnett Moffett Trio: Live (Motema -EP -21) [2021-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Per Mollehoj/Kirk Knuffke/Thommy Andersson: 'S Wonderful (Stunt) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Hedvig Mollestad & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Maternity Beat (Rune Grammofon) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live in Lisbon (Robalo Music) - jazz
  • TS Monk: Live: Two Continents One Groove (Storyville) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Montparnasse Musique: Archeology (Real World) [10-21] - Afrobeat [A-]
  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes (Anti-) [07-01] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Kevin Morby: This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans) [05-13] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • John Moreland: Birds in the Ceiling (Thirty Tigers) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Joyce Moreno: Brasileiras Cancoes (Biscoito Fino) [08-05] - Brazilian jazz [**]
  • Tommaso Moretti: Inside Out (Bace) [05-06] - jazz
  • Mud Morganfield: Mud (Delmark) - blues
  • Gurf Morlix: The Tightening of the Screws (Rootball -21) [2021-12-14] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Dado Moroni/Jesper Lundgaard/Lee Pearson: There Is No Greater Love (Storyville) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Morris: Pocket Guides (OA2) [06-17] - jazz [B-]
  • Maren Morris: Humble Quest (Columbia Nashville) [03-25] - country [***]
  • Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take? (Exile) [05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • PJ Morton: Watch the Sun (Morton/Empire) [04-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Kyle Motl: Hydra Nightingale (Infrequent Seams) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Nancy Mounir: Nozhet El Nofous (Simsara) [06-03] - Arabic [B]
  • The Mountain Goats: Bleed Out (Merge) [08-19] - indie rock [A-]
  • Louis Moutin/Jowee Omicil/Francois Moutin: MOM (Laborie Jazz) [10-25] - jazz [***]
  • Mr Fingers: Around the Sun Pt 1 (Alleviated) [05-16] - house [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Muna: Muna (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans) [06-24] - indie pop [*]
  • MuniMuni's: MuniMuni's 33 (MuniMuni's) [03-25] - jazz
  • David Murray/Brad Jones/Hamid Drake Brave New World Trio: Seriana Promethea (Intakt) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Mush: Down Tools (Memphis Industries) [07-08] - postpunk [**]
  • The Muslims: Fuck These Fucking Fascists (Epitaph -21) [2021-09-24] - punk [***]
  • Mxmtoon: Rising (AWAL) [05-20] - pop [A-]
  • My Idea: That's My Idea (Hardly Art -EP -21) [2021-07-30] - alt/indie [**]
  • My Idea: Cry Mfer (Hardly Art) [04-22] [***]
  • Jasmine Myra: Horizons (Gondwana) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • The Mysterines: Reeling (Fiction) [03-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar: Special Fin D'Annee 2022 (self-released -EP) [12-30] - African [**]
  • Sana Nagano: Anime Mundi (577) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • Nakama: New World (Nakama) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Nalley Band With Houston Person: I Want a Little Boy (Kim Nalley Productions) - jazz [***]
  • Randy Napoleon: Puppets: The Music of Gregg Hill (OA2) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Qasim Naqvi/Wadada Leo Smith/Andrew Cyrille: Two Centuries (Red Hook) - jazz [***]
  • Nas: Magic (Mass Appeal -EP -21) [2021-12-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (NNA Tapes) [08-16] - electronic [**]
  • Tami Neilson: Kingmaker (Outside Music) [07-15] - country [***]
  • Josh Nelson/Bob Bowman Collective: Tomorrow Is Not Promised (Steel Bird Music) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Sean Nelson's New London Big Band: Social Hour! (MAMA) [03-04] - jazz [B]
  • Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Legacy) [04-29] - country [A-]
  • Neptune Power Federation: Le Demon De L'amour (Cruz Del Sur) [02-18] - fuzz metal [-]
  • Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa: A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City (Sunnyside) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Maggie Nicols: Are You Ready? (Otoroku) [10-21] - jazz [*]
  • Judy Niemack: What's Love (Sunnyside) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Lucas Niggli/Matthias Loibner: Still Storm (Intakt) [08-19] - jazz [**]
  • Night Is Alive: Old New Borrowed & Blue (Night Is Alive) [01-05] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Carlos Nino & Friends: Extra Presence (International Anthem) [07-22] - [*]
  • Yu Nishiyama: A Lotus in the Mud (Next Level) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • No Age: People Helping People (Drag City) [09-16] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Ano Nobo Quartet: The Strings of Sao Domingos (Ostinato) [02-25] - Afro-latin [*]
  • Ian Noe: River Fools & Mountain Saints (Thirty Tigers) [03-25] - country [A-]
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Full Circle (Newvelle) [12-16] - jazz
  • Matt North: Bullies in the Backyard (self-released) [02-11] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West) [01-28] - blues [*]
  • Timothy Norton: Visions of Phaedrus (Truth Revolution) [11-04] - jazz [***]
  • Nova Twins: Supernova (333 Wreckords Crew) [06-17] [A-]
  • Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica: Riverside (Outside In Music) [01-22] - jazz [***]
  • Thandi Ntuli: Bik Elijah & the Children of Meroe (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
  • Lina Nyberg Band: Anniverse (Hoob) [04-22] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Fandango at the Wall in New York (Tiger Turn) [09-29] - jazz
  • Mali Obomsawin: Sweet Tooth (Out of Your Head) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Odesza: The Last Goodbye (Foreign Family/Ninja Tune) [07-22] - progressive house [**]
  • Off!: Free LSD (Fat Possum) [09-30] - punk rock [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: Freedom Suite (CFG Multimedia) - jazz [A-]
  • OK:KO: Liesu (We Jazz) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Miles Okazaki: Thisness (Pi) [04-29] - jazz [***]
  • Ol' Savannah: They Lie in Wait (Anticapital) [05-25] - folk [**]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Paint This Town (ATO) [04-22] - bluegrass [B]
  • Angel Olsen: Big Time (Jagjaguwar) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Matt Olson: Open Spaces (OA2) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • JS Ondara: Spanish Villager No 3 (Verve) [09-16] - country [*]
  • Oort Smog: Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother (AKP) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Orcutt: Music for Four Guitars (Palilalia) [09-02] - avant [**]
  • Michael Orenstein: Aperture (Origin) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Oriental Brothers International Band: Oku Ngwo Di Ochi (Palenque) [06-05] - African [A-]
  • Beth Orton: Weather Alive (Partisan) [09-23] - art pop [**]
  • Kresten Osgood: Plays the Organ for You (April) [06-03] - jazz
  • The Ostara Project: The Ostara Project (Cellar) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • Margaux Oswald: Dysphotic Zone (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Jason Palmer: Con Alma (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village (Giant Step Arts) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Panda Bear & Sonic Boom: Reset (Domino) [08-12] - neo-psychedelia [**]
  • The Paranoid Style: For Executive Meeting (Bar/None) [08-12] - alt/indie [A-]
  • The Paranoyds: Talk Talk Talk (Third Man) [09-09] - indie rock [*]
  • 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] [***]
  • Dolly Parton: Run Rose Run (Butterfly) [03-04] - country [**]
  • 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: . . . 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 [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Rich Pellegrin: Passage: Solo Improvisations II (OA2) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Soundtrack (HighNote) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Sergio Pereira: Finesse (Sedajazz) [02-08] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Danilo Perez: Crisalida (Mack Avenue) [03-18] - jazz [B]
  • Perfume Genius: Ugly Season (Matador) [06-17] [*]
  • Eric Person Featuring Houston Person: Blue Vision (Distinction) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Houston Person: Reminiscing at Rudy's (HighNote) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Dierk Peters: Spring (Sunnyside) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Petras: Slut Pop (Republic -EP) [02-11] - dance pop [A-]
  • Petrol Girls: Baby (Hassle) [06-24] - riot grrrl [**]
  • Phelimuncasi: Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [05-13] - gqom [A-]
  • 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]
  • Zach Phillips: Goddaughters (self-released) [08-12] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Phoenix: Alpha Zulu (Glassnote) [11-04] - pop rock [*]
  • Photay With Carlos Nino: An Offering (International Anthem) [10-14] - electronic [B]
  • Mathis Picard: Live at the Museum (Outside In Music) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: Something Tomorrow (Storyville) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Pillbox Patti: Florida (Monument) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Samora Pinderhughes: Grief (Stretch/Ropeadope) [04-15] - jazz [B]
  • PinkPantheress: Take Me Home (Warner Music -EP) [12-16] - drum & bass [*]
  • Yune Pinku: Bluff (Platoon -EP) [04-01] - 2-step [**]
  • Piri & Tommy: Froge.mp3 (Polydor) [10-21] - electronic [A-]
  • Chris Pitsiokis: Art of the Alto (Relative Pitch) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew: Open Bar (Dine Alone) [05-13] - punk [*]
  • 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-]
  • Jana Pochop: The Astronaut (self-released) [02-04] - folk [**]
  • Kerry Politzer: In a Heartbeat (P.Ice) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Pongo: Sakidila (Virgin) [04-01] - amapiano [A-]
  • Max Pope: Counting Sheep (Virgin) [07-01]
  • 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 [***]
  • Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung: Gaya (Trouble in the East) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Noah Preminger/Max Light: Songs We Love (SteepleChase) [03-14] - jazz [*]
  • Dafnis Prieto Featuring Luciana Souza: Cantar (Dafnison Music) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation: Let's Save the World Suite (Composers Concordance) [09-02] - jazz
  • Protoje: Third Time's the Charm () [09-23] - dancehall
  • PUBLIQuartet: What Is American (Bright Shiny Things) [06-17] - jazz
  • Punkt. Vrt. Plastik: Zurich Concert (Intakt) [03-11] - jazz [***]
  • Pup: The Unraveling of PUPTheBand (Rise/BMG) [04-01] - pop punk [**]
  • Shawn Purcell: 180 (Origin) [09-12] - jazz [B]
  • Flora Purim: If You Will (Strut) [04-29] - Brazilian [***]
  • 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)
  • Pye Corner Audio: Let's Emerge! (Sonic Cathedral) [07-15] - electronic [**]
  • Quelle Chris: Deathfame (Mello Music Group) [05-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kojey Radical: Reason to Smile (Atlantic) [03-04] - hip-hop [***]
  • Harish Raghavan: In Tense (Whirlwind) [07-29] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Kristjan Randalu/New Wind Jazz Orchestra: Sisu (Whirlwind) [09-30] - jazz [B]
  • Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You (ECM) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • Ravyn Lenae: Hypnos (Atlantic) [05-20] - r&b [**]
  • Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Laminated Skies (Def Presse) [03-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Raymond Byron: Bond Wire Cur (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - weird folk [***]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (Warner) [04-01] - funk rock [B]
  • The Red Microphone: And I Became of the Dark (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-04-23] - jazz poetry [***]
  • The Red Microphone: A Bleeding in Black Leather (ESP-Disk) [09-30] - jazz [A-]
  • RedGreenBlue: The End and the Beginning (Astral Spirits) [06-03] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Long Gone (Nonesuch) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • Redveil: Learn 2 Swim (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop [B]
  • 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 [***]
  • Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris: Geometry of Trees (Relative Pitch) [05-20] - jazz
  • The Regrettes: Further Joy (Warner) [04-08] - indie pop [A-]
  • Rufus Reid Trio and the Sirius Quartet: Celebration (Sunnyside) [10-07] - jazz [B-]
  • Jussi Reijonen: Three Seconds [Kolme Toista] (Challenge) [10-14] - jazz [**]
  • The Relay: The Relay (Same Island Music) - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Iara Renno: Oriki (Dobra Discos) [05-27] - Brazilian [**]
  • Revelators Sound System: Revelators (37d03d) [06-17] - jazz [*]
  • Reverso: Harmonic Alchemy (Outnote) [11-11] - jazz [***]
  • Rich Ruth: I Survived, It's Over (Third Man) [08-12] - jazz [B]
  • Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn: Pigments (Merge) [10-21]
  • Howard Riley/Keith Tippett: Journal Four (NoBusiness) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Riley: My Romance (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • Eve Risser/Red Desert Orchestra: Eurythmia (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [***]
  • Rival Consoles: Now Is (Erased Tapes) - ambient
  • Diego Rivera: Mestizo (Posi-Tone) [02-11] - 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
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Jose Lencastre/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Joao Lencastre: Affinity Suite (Creative Sources) [06-03] - jazz
  • Kali Rodriguez-Pena: Melange (Truth Revolution) [03-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Maggie Rogers: Surrender (Capitol) [07-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Endless Rooms (Sub Pop) [05-06] - jangle pop [B]
  • Rosalia: Motomami (Columbia) [03-18] - neoperreo [A-]
  • Rick Rosato: Homage (self-released -EP) [10-14] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [**]
  • Andre Rosinha Trio: Triskel (Nischo) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Joel Ross: The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Rossen: You Belong There (Warp) [04-08] - chamber folk [B-]
  • Daniel Rotem: Wise One: Celebrating the Music of John Coltrane (self-relased) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Andreas Roysum/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Kresten Osgood: Music Improvised on September 23rd 2021 (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • 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 [**]
  • Alma Russ: Fool's Gold (self-released) [03-25] - country [**]
  • Catherine Russell: Send for Me (Dot Time) [04-01] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Rusty: The Resurrection of Rust (Capitol -EP) [07-01] - pub rock
  • RXK Nephew: Slitherman Activated (Towhead -21) [2021-05-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos De Mi Madre (Open Art) [10-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Molly Ryan: Sweepin' the Blues Away (Turtle Bay) [11-11] - jazz
  • 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 [*]
  • 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]
  • Sadistik x Kno: Bring Me Back When the World Is Cured (self-released) - 03-31 [H|hip-hop]
  • Timucin Sahin's Flow State: Funk Poems for 'Bird' (Panoramic) [11-04] - jazz
  • Selene Saint-Aime: Potomitan (Komos) [03-25] - jazz
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochrondria (Trost) - jazz
  • Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (Samo -2CD) [01-10] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Cene Resnik/Urban Kusar: Takt Ars Sessions Vol 3 (Samo) [02-13] - jazz [***]
  • Samon Salamon & New Freequestra: Free Distance Vol 2: Poems Are Opening (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-15] - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Sabir Mateen: Joy and Sorrow (Klopotec) [03-22] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon/Arild Andersen/Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Pure and Simple (Samo) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Felipe Salles/Zaccai Curtis/Avery Sharpe/Jonathan Barber: Tiyo's Songs of Life (Tapestry) [05-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Ghost Song (Nonesuch) [03-04] - vocal jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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-]
  • Oumou Sangare: Timbuktu (World Circuit) [04-29] - African [***]
  • Santigold: Spirituals (Little Jerk) [09-09] - indietronica [A-]
  • Sarah Ruth and Monte Espina: Cuatro Estaciones (Full Spectrum) [10-07] - ambient
  • Sasami: Squeeze (Domino) [02-25] - indie rock [**]
  • Satoyama: Sinking Island (Auand) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • 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]
  • Mista Savona: Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (Cumbancha) [06-03] - latin/reggae [**]
  • Rina Sawayama: Hold the Girl (Dirty Hit) [09-16] - dance pop [**]
  • Scalping: Void (Houndstooth) [04-29] - techno [**]
  • Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Scary Goldings: Scary Goldings IV (Pockets -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [*]
  • Scenes: Variable Clouds: Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival (Origin) [11-18] - jazz [***]
  • Silvan Schmid: Augmented Space (Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-05-27] - jazz [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Kazuhisa Uchihashi/Klaus Kugel: Black Holes Are Hard to Find (Nemu) [01-12]] - jazz [***]
  • Louis Sclavis: Les Cadences Du Monde (JMS Productions) [05-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Scrunchies: Feral Coast (Dirt Nap) [04-01] - punk [***]
  • Sea Power: Everything Was Forever (Golden Chariot) [02-18] - post-punk [B]
  • Seabrook Trio: In the Swarm (Astral Spirits) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Secret People: Secret People (Out of Your Head) [04-29] - jazz [**]
  • Aaron Seeber: First Move (Cellar Live) [05-06] - jazz [**]
  • Selo I Ludy Performance Band: Bunch One (2019, self-released) - Ukrainian [**]
  • Derek Senn: The Big Five-O (self-released) [06-03] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Serengeti: Kaleidoscope III (Audio Recon) [04-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia -21) [2021-12-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Sevdaliza: Raving Dahlia (Twisted Elegance -EP) [02-25] - art pop [*]
  • Dave Sewelson: Smooth Free Jazz (Mahakala Music -21) [2021-12-31] - jazz [A-]
  • SFJazz Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment (SFJazz) [03-17] - jazz [*]
  • Shabaka: Afrikan Culture (Impulse) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Shamir: Heterosexuality (AntiFragile) [02-11] - alt r&b [*]
  • Kenny Shanker: Vortex (Wise Cat) [03-04] - jazz [**]
  • Elliott Sharp/Eric Mingus: Songs From a Rogue State (Zoar) [10-04] - jazz [*]
  • Joan Shelley: The Spur (No Quarter) [06-24] - folk [**]
  • Maya Shenfeld: In Free Fall (Thrill Jockey) [01-28] - ambient [*]
  • Shenseea: Alpha (Rich Immigrants/Interscope) [03-11] - reggae [***]
  • Collin Sherman: Suitable Benchmarks of Reform (Ex-Tol) [01-04] - jazz [***]
  • Collin Sherman: Organism Made Luminous (Blujazz) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Heat Wave (OA2) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Nightroamer (Abeyance) [02-17] - country-rock [**]
  • Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genovese/Esperanza Spalding: Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Candid) [09-09] - jazz [**]
  • Shygirl: Nymph (Because Music) [09-30] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Ben Sidran: Swing State (Nardis) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Sigrid: How To Let Go (Island) [05-06] - dance pop [*]
  • Ayanda Sikade: Umakhulu (Afrosynth) [12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Linda Sikhakhane: Isambulo (Ropeadope) [06-24] - jazz [**]
  • Andre B Silva: Mt Meru (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • Oliver Sim: Hideous Bastard (Young/XL) [09-09] - indietronica [*]
  • Jared Sims: Against All Odds (Origin) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (self-released) [05-13] - bhangra [B]
  • Charlton Singleton: Crossroads (BME) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • James Singleton: Malabar (Sinking City) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Sinkane: Cartoons in the Night Vol 1: Live 2019 (City Slang) [05-10] [B-]
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Sinton/Tony Falco/Jed Wilson: Adumbrations (Form Is Possibility) [06-03] - jazz [***]
  • Josh Sinton: Steve Lacy's Book of Practitioners, Vol. 1 "H" (FIP) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Josh Sinton's Predicate Quartet: Four Freedoms (Form Is Possibility) [10-28] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Ascent to the Blues (Posi-Tone) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Skinner: Voices of Bishara (Brownswood/International Anthem/Nonesuch) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Harry Skoler: Living in Sound: The Music of Charles Mingus (Sunnyside) [04-22] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Slagle: Ballads: Into the Heart of It (Panorama) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Slavo Rican Assembly: Intercosmic (Riverboat) [10-21] - jazz
  • Carol Sloane: Live at Birdland (Club 44) [04-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Alexander Smalls: Let Us Break Bread Together (Outside In Music) [06-10] - vocal jazz [***]
  • The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) [05-13] - art rock [*]
  • Smino: Luv 4 Rent (Zero Fatigue/Motown) [10-28] - alt r&b [**]
  • Ches Smith: Interpret It Well (Pyroclastic) [05-06] - 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 [*]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [01-07] - jazz
  • Wadada Leo Smith: The Emerald Duets (TUM -5CD) [06-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos 1-12 (TUM -7CD) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Kris Davis/Dave Holland/Terri Lyne Carrington: In Common III (Whirlwind) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Smudges: Song and Call (Cryptogramophone) [02-18] - jazz [*]
  • Gary Smulyan: Tadd's All, Folks (SteepleChase) - jazz [**]
  • Cory Smythe: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Pyroclastic) [12-02] - jazz [B]
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador -21) [2021-11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Soren Kjaergaard: Another Way of the Heart (Trost) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Todd Snider: Live: Return of the Storyteller (Aimless) [09-23] - folk [A-]
  • 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 [*]
  • Sofi Tukker: Wet Tennis (Ultra Music) [04-29] - electropop [**]
  • Soft Cell: Happiness Not Included (BMG) [05-06] - synthpop [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Sonido Solar: Eddie Palmieri Presents Sonido Solar (Truth Revolution) [10-28] - jazz [**]
  • SonnyJim & the Purist: White Girl Wasted (Daupe -EP) [09-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • 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]
  • Soul Glo: Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) [03-25] - screamo [*]
  • Sowal Diabi: De Kaboul a Bamako (Accords Croises) - world [A-]
  • Space Quartet: Freedom of Tomorrow (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Imagenes Latinas (Ovation) [05-20] - jazz [*]
  • Special Interest: Endure (Rough Trade) [11-04] - dance-punk [*]
  • Regina Spektor: Home, Before and After (Sire) [06-24] [A-]
  • Caroline Spence: True North (Rounder) [04-29] - country [**]
  • Jon Spencer & the HITmakers: Spencer Gets It Lit (In the Red) [04-01] - garage rock [B-]
  • Vic Spencer x Small Professor: Mudslide (Coalmine) [07-15] - hip-hop [*]
  • Spinifex: Beats the Plague (TryTone -21) [2021-11-05] - jazz [**]
  • Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful (Double Six/Fat Possum) [04-22] - space rock [*]
  • Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador) [02-11] - alt/indie [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • SSWAN [Jessica Ackerley/Patrick Shiroishi/Chris Williams/Luke Stewart/Jason Nazary]: Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disorder (577) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • Stahls Trio: Kalltorp Sessions Volume Two (Moserobie -21) [2021-11-26] - jazz [***]
  • Vince Staples: Ramona Park Broke My Heart (Blacksmith/Motown) [04-08] - hip-hop [**]
  • Steamboat Switzerland: Terrifying Sunset (Trost) [01-28] - jazz
  • Jason Stein/Damon Smith/Adam Shead: Volumes & Surfaces (Balance Point Acoustics) [01-16] - jazz [**]
  • Elias Stemeseder: Piano Solo (Intakt) [04-22] - 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-]
  • Carl Stone: Wat Dong Moon Lek (Unseen Worlds) [05-22] - [B]
  • Carl Stone: We Jazz Reworks Vol 2 (We Jazz) [10-21] - jazz
  • 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] [*]
  • Stromae: Multitude (Mosaert) [03-04] - dance pop [**]
  • Dave Stryker: As We Are (Strikezone) [01-07] - jazz [*]
  • Harry Styles: Harry's House (Columbia) [05-20] - synthpop [B]
  • Studio Dan/Anthony Coleman: . . . Im Gebirg (ROS) - jazz
  • Cassiopeia Sturm & Patrick Shiroishi: The Invention of the Saxophone (Surface World) [07-08] - jazz
  • Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen (Stones Throw) [09-09] - r&b [A-]
  • Suede: Autofiction (BMG) [09-16] - glam rock [B]
  • 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]
  • Sunflower Bean: Headful of Sugar (Mom + Pop) [05-06] - power pop [**]
  • Superchunk: Wild Loneliness (Merge) [02-25] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Superorganism: World Wide Pop (Domino) [07-15] - electropop [***]
  • Survival Unit III: The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (Astral Spirits) [03-18] - jazz [*]
  • 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
  • Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! (Tan Cressida/Warner -EP) [01-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again (Republic/SSA) [04-15] - house [**]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Married Alone (Aunt Daddy) [09-23] - country [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Midnights (Republic) [10-21] - pop [A-]
  • 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
  • Syd: Broken Hearts Club (Columbia) [04-08] - r&b [***]
  • Sylvan Esso: No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) [08-12] - electropop [***]
  • SZA: SOS (Top Dawg/RCA) [12-09] - r&b [**]
  • Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever (Polydor) [07-22] - indie rock [B]
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Mary Halvorson: Strings & Things (Jam-All Productions) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • Tanya Tagaq: Tongues (Six Shooter) [03-11] - art rock [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Summer Tree (Libra) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Tank and the Bangas: Red Balloon (Verve Forecast) [05-13] - r&b [***]
  • Tarbaby Feat Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • Chad Taylor Trio: The Reel (Astral Spirits) [10-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Charm Taylor: She Is the Future (Sinking City -21) [2021-12-03] - afrofuturism [**]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Blues From the Heart: Live (KTBA) [06-10] - blues [*]
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor: Nobody's Fool (Keeping the Blues Alive) [10-28] - blues
  • Claude Tchamitchian Quintet: Ways Out (Emouvance) [06-27] - jazz
  • 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]
  • Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers: Pretty Good for a Girl Band (Domestic La La -EP) [05-13] - punk [**]
  • Tegan and Sara: Crybaby (Mom + Pop) [10-21] - electropop [***]
  • TEIP Trio: TEIP Trio (Sonic Transmissions) [01-14] - jazz [*]
  • Kae Tempest: The Line Is a Curve (Republic) [04-08] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 3 (MoonJune) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • There Be Monsters: Rubikon (Klopotec) [05-13] - jazz [*]
  • They Hate Change: Finally, New (Jagjaguwar) [05-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Thick: Happy Now (Epitaph) [08-19] - punk [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Thumbscrew: Multicolored Midnight (Cuneiform) [09-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Bernardo Tinoco & Tom Maciel: NoMad Nenufar (Clean Feed) [09-30] - jazz [*]
  • Anna Tivel: Outsiders (Mama Bird) [08-19]
  • Joona Toivanen Trio: Both Only (We Jazz) [02-25] - jazz
  • Tomberlin: I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This . . . (Saddle Creek) [04-29] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Toro Y Moi: Mahal (Dead Oceans) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Ricardo Toscano Trio: Chasing Contradictions (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Xiomara Torres: La Voz Del Mar (Patois) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Vieux Farka Toure: Les Racines (World Circuit) [06-10] - Mali [***]
  • Vieux Farka Toure & Khruangbin: Ali (Dead Oceans) [09-23] - neo-psychedelia [***]
  • Vasco Trilla/Liba Villavecchia: Asebeia (FMR -21) [2021-05-08] - jazz [*]
  • Trio Xolo: In Flower, in Song (577) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Dylan Triplett: Who Is He? (VizzTone) [07-15]
  • Trombone Shorty: Lifted (Blue Note) [04-29] - jazz [B]
  • Tuba Skinny: Magnolia Stroll (self-released) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Turner: Return From the Stars (ECM) [03-25] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Turre: Generations (Smoke Sessions) [09-16] - jazz [**]
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway: Crooked Tree (Nonesuch) [04-01] - bluegrass [***]
  • Two Shell: Home (Mainframe Audio -EP) [01-20] - 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 [*]
  • Oded Tzur: Isabela (ECM) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Ulery: Become Giant (Woolgathering) [08-26] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Ullen/Elsa Bergman/Anna Lund: Space (Relative Pitch) - jazz [***]
  • Gebhard Ullmann/Gerhard Gschlössl/Johannes Fink/Jan Leipnitz/Michael Haves: Gulfh of Berlin (ESP-Disk -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [**]
  • UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Last Dance: New Music for Jazz Orchestra by Ed Partyka (Neuklang) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • UNKLE: Ronin II (self-released) [08-31] - electronica [**]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [U]
  • Uruk: Ame: Live at Artacts (Trost) [04-08] - jazz
  • Chucho Valdes & Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! (Sunnyside) [07-22] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Valerie June: Under Cover (Fantasy -EP) [08-26] [B]
  • 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 [*]
  • Kalia Vandever: Regrowth (New Amsterdam) [05-06] - jazz [***]
  • Jordan Vanhemert: Nomad (Origin) [04-15] - jazz [*]
  • Kate Vargas: Rumpumpo (Bandaloop -21) [2021-07-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Eddie Vedder: Earthling (Seattle Surf/Republic) [02-11] - alt rock [B]
  • Laura Veirs: Found Light (Bella Union) [07-08] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Phil Venable: Bassworks, Vol 1 (Soul City Sounds) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Suzan Veneman Sextet: Migration of the Mind (Zennez) [04-01] - jazz
  • Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension (Origin) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Viagra Boys: Cave World (Year0001) [07-08] - dance punk [*]
  • Andres Vial: When Is Ancient? (Chromatic Audio) [09-30] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente/Seppe Gebruers/Onno Govaert: Room With No Name (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Erlend Viken/Jo Berger Myhre/Thomas Stronen: Djupet (OK World) [03-11] - jazz [**]
  • Kurt Vile: (Watch My Moves) (Verve Forecast) [04-15] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Daniel Villarreal: Panama 77 (International Anthem) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Liba Villavecchia Trio: Zaidan (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • Will Vinson: Tripwire (Whirlwind) [09-16] - jazz [***]
  • David Virelles: Nuna (Pi) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser: Two for the Road (V-flow/Challenge) - jazz [*]
  • Anna Von Hausswolff: Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Southern Lord) [01-14] - rock [B]
  • Bilana Voutchkova/Susana Santos Silva: Bagra (Relative Pitch) [09-21] - jazz [B]
  • 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-]
  • WA Records: If You Fart Make It Sound Good (WA) [03-25] - electronic [B]
  • Alune Wade: Sultan (Enja) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Eric Wagner: In the Lonely Light of Mourning (Cruz del Sur Music) [03-04]
  • Loudon Wainwright III: Lifetime Achievement (StorySound) [08-19] - folk [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Walking Cliche Sextet: Suite Chase Reflex (self-released -EP -21) [2021-01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Walking Cliche Sextet: Micro-Nap (Endectomorph Music) [10-21] - jazz [***]
  • Johannes Wallmann: Precarious Towers (Shifting Paradigm) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Warpaint: Radiate Like This (Virgin) [05-06] - dream pop [*]
  • RA Washington/Jah Nada: In Search of Our Father's Gardens (Astral Spirits) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • John Wasson's Strata Big Band: Chronicles (MAMA) [05-20] - jazz [U]
  • Water Damage: Repeater (12XU) [04-29] - experimental [A-]
  • Bobby Watson: Back Home in Kansas City (Smoke Sessions) [10-07] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts: Misterioso (GSI) [10-07] - jazz
  • Dallas Wayne: Coldwater, Tennessee (Audium/BFD) [04-22] - country [*]
  • The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars (Fat Possum) [03-04] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Katharina Weber: In Marta's Garden: Piano Solo (Intakt) [09-16] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP-Disk) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (AMM) [08-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Dan Weiss Trio: Dedication (Cygnus) [11-11] - jazz [**]
  • Bugge Wesseltoft: Be Am (Jazzland) [02-25] - jazz [*]
  • Brodie West Quintet: Meadow of Dreams (Astral Spirits) [03-25] - jazz [*]
  • Wet Leg: Wet Leg (Domino) [04-08] - indie rock [***]
  • Weyes Blood: And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow (Sub Pop) [11-18] [B]
  • Whatever the Weather: Whatever the Weather (Ghostly International) [04-08] - ambient [B]
  • Allison Wheeler: Winterspring (Ubuntu) - jazz
  • Rodney Whitaker: Oasis: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Amanda Whiting: Lost in Abstraction (Jazzman) [05-27] - jazz
  • The Whitmore Sisters: Ghost Stories (Red House) [01-21] - Americana [**]
  • Hailey Whitters: Raised (Big Loud/Pigasus) [03-18] - country [A-]
  • Why Bonnie: 90 in November (Keeled Scales) [08-19]
  • Wilco: Cruel Country (dBpm) [05-27] - alt/indie [***]
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 2: Joy Boy (New Amsterdam) [06-17] - classical [**]
  • Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (Blue Note) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil II (Astral Spirits) [10-07] - jazz [*]
  • Hank Williams Jr: Rich White Honky Blues (Easy Eye Sound) [06-17] - blues [***]
  • Fabian Willmann Trio: Balance (CYH) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [*]
  • Mark Winkler: Late Bloomin' Jazzman (Cafe Pacific) - vocal jazz
  • Christian Winther: Urfuglen (Fysisk Format) - jazz
  • Wiri Donna: Being Alone (self-released -EP) [05-27] - alt-pop [B]
  • Witchcraft Books [Shorty Skilz/Kanif the Jhatmaster]: Vol I: The Sundisk (Iapetus) [08-02] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Deanna Witkowski: Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) [01-28] - jazz [***]
  • Babes Wodumo: Crown (West Ink -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Tommy Womack: I Thought I Was Fine (Schoolkids -21) [2021-10-15] - rock [A-]
  • The Wonder Years: The Hum Goes On Forever (Hopeless) [09-23] - emo [B]
  • Jeremy Wong: Hey There (Cellar Live) [09-02] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • Working Men's Club: Fear Fear (Heavenly) [07-15] - synthpop [**]
  • 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] [*]
  • Kate Wyatt: Artifact (self-released) [07-01] - 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 [*]
  • Jeong Lim Yang: Zodiac Suite: Reassured (Fresh Sound) [10-29] - 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
  • 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 [**]
  • Yelawolf & Shooter Jennings: Sometimes Y (Slumerican) [03-11] - rock [B]
  • Yellowjackets: Parallel Motion (Mack Avenue) [08-26] - jazz [B]
  • Yeule: Glitch Princess (Bayonet) [02-04] - art pop [**]
  • 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 Recod (Reprise) [11-18] - rock [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • Yung Kayo: DFTK (Sevensevenseven/YSL) [02-04] - trap [**]
  • Per Zanussi & Vestnorsk Jazzensemble: Li (and the Infinite Game) (Clean Feed) [11-18] - jazz [**]
  • Tom Ze: Lingua Brasileira (Sesc) [06-24] - Brazil [A-]
  • The Zebra Street Band: Shirwku (Trytone) [08-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Felipe Zenicola/Jose Lencastre/Joao Valinho: Magma (FMR) [06-20] - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: Musica De Las Americas (Miel Music) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: That Hat (Intakt) [02-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Zola Jesus: Arkhon (Sacred Bones) [06-24] [**]
  • John Zorn: Incerto (Tzadik) [09-15] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Meditations on the Tarot (Tzadik) [10-01] - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) [10-29] - 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.

  • 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-]
  • Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian: Live at the Village Vanguard (Unissued Tracks) (1990, DIW) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Suzi Analogue: Infinite Zonez (2016-19, Disciples) [09-09] - electronic [*]
  • Ashbury Stabbins Duo: Fire Without Bricks (1976, Corbett vs Dempsey -21) [2021-06-15] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [*]
  • Don Ayler: In Florence 1981 (Railroad Town Music) [05-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Derek Bailey: Domestic Jungle (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
  • Salome Bey: Salome Bey (1970, Pickwick) - vocal jazz
  • Biluka Y Los Canibales: Leaf-Playing in Quito, 1960-1965 (Honest Jon's) [06-30] - Andean [**]
  • Jim Black: My Choice (Winter & Winter -21) [2021-10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Blue Notes: Blue Notes in Concert (1977, Ogun) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Braufman: Live in New York City: February 8, 1975 (Valley of Search) [04-01] - 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-]
  • Donald Byrd: Live: Cookin' With Blue Note at Montreux (1973, Blue Note) [12-09] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • Don Cherry: Where Is Brooklyn? & Eternal Rhythm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited (1968, Ezz-Thetics -21) [2021-12-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Ornette Coleman: Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (1958-59, Craft) - jazz
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Song of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [03-02] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Favorites [Naima/My Favorite Things/A Love Supreme] Revisited (1963-65, Ezz-Thetics) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Bob Corritore & Friends: Down Home Blues Revue (SWMAF/VizzTone) [03-04] - blues [**]
  • Andrew Cyrille/Elliot Sharp/Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation (2011, Infrequent Seams) [09-30] - jazz
  • 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 [***]
  • The Detroit Escalator Co: Soundtrack [313] + 6 (1996, Mental Groove/Musique Pour La Danse) [02-18] - techno [***]
  • Bob Dowe/The Melodians: Build Me Up/Pre-Meditation (1968-78, Doctor Bird -2CD -21) - reggae [***]
  • Stoney Edwards: Mississippi You're on My Mind (Capitol) - country
  • Roy Eldridge Quartet/Ella Fitzgerald Quintet: In Concert: Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 21, 1959 (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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 [***]
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook (1958, Verve) [06-24] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Ronnie Foster: Two Headed Freap (1972, Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern . . . (1991, The Key System) [10-08] - hip-hop
  • 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 [**]
  • Nikki Giovanni: The Way I Feel (1975, Modern Harmonic -21) [2021-10-29] - jazz
  • 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
  • Grand Union Orchestra: Made by Human Hands (Redgold) - jazz
  • Lionel Hampton Orchestra: 1958: The Mess Is Here Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [09-09] - jazz [***]
  • Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69 (Jazz in Britain -2CD -21) [2021-12-03] - jazz [***]
  • The Heartbreakers: LAMF: The '77 Found Mixes (Jungle) - punk
  • Andrew Hill: Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • 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-]
  • Freddie Hubbard: Music Is Here: Live at Studio 104 Maison De La Radio (ORTF) Paris 1973 (Wewantsounds) [06-18] - jazz
  • 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 [++]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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
  • The Jazz Passengers: Reunited (2010, Enja/Yellowbird) [03-22] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [***]
  • Frank Kimbrough: 2003-2006: Lullabluebye/Play (Palmetto -2CD) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Keys of Jerry Lee Lewis (1956-60, Sun) [09-23] - rockabilly [***]
  • Pedro Lima: Recordar E Viver: Antologia Vol 1 (Bongo Joe) [08-19] - African [***]
  • Los Golden Boys: Cumbia De Juventud (Mississippi) [05-13] - cumbia [***]
  • Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos: Mulata, Vamos A La Salsa (1970, Vampisoul) [09-13] - salsa [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love (Warner) [06-24] - dance pop [***]
  • Madonna: Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (Warner -2CD) [08-19] - pop
  • Malik's Emerging Force Art Trio: Time and Condition (Moved-by-Sound) [06-01] - jazz [***]
  • Bobby Marchan: Still My Baby: The Ace and Fire Sessions (Sunset Boulevard)
  • 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-]
  • Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin' (1969, Blue Note) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell's (1982, Soul Bank) [09-02] - jazz [**]
  • John McLaughlin: The Montreux Years (1978-2016, BMG) [03-04] - 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
  • Kippie Moeketsi/Hal Singer: Blue Stompin' (1977, As-Shams -21) [2021-07-22] - jazz [**]
  • 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-]
  • Sal Mosca: For Lennie Tristano: Solo Piano 1970 & 1997 (Fresh Sound) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • 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 [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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
  • Owiny Sigoma Band: The Lost Tapes (2015-19, Brownswood -21) [2021-10-29] - African [**]
  • Tony Oxley: Unreleased 1974-2016 (Discus Music) [04-08] - jazz [*]
  • William Parker: Universal Tonality (2002, Centering/AUM Fidelity -2CD) [09-30] - jazz [A]
  • Hermeto Pascoal: Hermeto (1970, Far Out) - Brazil
  • Pavement: Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal (Matador) [04-08]
  • Ann Peebles & the Hi Rhythm Section: Live in Memphis (1982, Memphis International) [01-19] - soul [**]
  • Pere Ubu: The Lost Band: Live at Metro Cabaret, Chicago (1993, Ubu Projex) [03-04] - avant-punk [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Lionel Pillay: Shrimp Boats (1979-80, As-Shams) [04-08] - jazz [**]
  • Prince and the Revolution: Live (1985, NPG/Legacy -2CD) [06-03] - funk [**]
  • Asha Puthi: The Essential Asha Puthi (1968-80, Mr Bongo) [06-17] - Indian [***]
  • The Pyramids: AOMAWA: The 1970s Recordings -4CD (1973-76, Strut -4CD) [07-15] - African [A-]
  • Lou Reed: I'm So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos (RCA -21) [2021-12-24] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 (Light in the Attic) [08-26] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies (Another Timbre) - minimalism
  • Sam Rivers: Caldera [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 6] (2002, NoBusiness) [04-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Rocket From the Tombs: That's How You Play Rock Music: 4AD, Diskmuide, Belgium: Dec 15 2015 (Ubu Projex) [10-07] - punk [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • George Russell: Ezz-thetics & The Stratus Seekers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [04-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Akira Sakata/Takeo Moriyama: Mitochondria (Trost) [01-21] - jazz [***]
  • Bernardo Sassetti Trio: Culturgest 2007 (Clean Feed) [03-18] - jazz [***]
  • 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 [**]
  • Horace Silver Quintet: Live New York Revisited (1964-66, Ezz-Thetics) [08-13] - jazz [A]
  • Sirone: Artistry (1978, Moved-by-Sound) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • Slickaphonics: Live (1987, Radio Legs) [04-01] - jazz
  • Soft Machine: Facelift: France & Holland (1970, Cuneiform -2CD) [03-25] - fusion [*]
  • Sonic Youth: In/Out/In (2000-10, Three Lobed) [03-18] - noise rock [**]
  • Dusty Springfield: Dusty Sings Soul (Ace)
  • Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (2011, Anti-) [05-20] [**]
  • 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 [**]
  • 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 & His Blue Universe Arkestra: Universe in Blue (1971, Cosmic Myth) [10-07] - jazz [**]
  • Esbjorn Svensson: Home.S. (2008, ACT) [11-18] - jazz [*]
  • 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 [***]
  • 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: With (Exit) to Student Studies Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [05-31] - jazz [***]
  • Clark Terry Big Bad Band: Live in Holland 1979 (Storyville) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • Irma Thomas: Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (1972, Real Gone Music) [02-12] - r&b [B]
  • Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (Good Time) [03-25] - r&b [***]
  • Pat Thomas: Remembering: New Jazz Jungle (1997, Feedback Moves) [10-07] - jazz
  • Tinariwen: Kel Tinariwen (Wedge) [11-04] - Saharan
  • Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band: Live at NYU: 1980 (Inky Dot Media) [10-22] - jazz
  • 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]
  • Vis-a-Vis: The Best of Vis-a-Vis in Congo Style (1976, We Are Busy Bodies -21) [2021-12-10] - African [***]
  • Mal Waldron: Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert (Tompkins Square) [09-23] - jazz [***]
  • David Wertman: Sun Ensemble (1983, BBE) [03-18] - jazz
  • Mike Westbrook: London Brige: Live in Zurich 1990 (Westbrook) - jazz
  • Bob Wilber With Dave McKenna and Pug Horton: Original Wilber (1978, Phontastic) - jazz [*]
  • Barney Wilen: Zodiac (1966, We Are Busy Bodies) [06-10] - jazz
  • Anthony Williams: Life Time & Spring Revisited (1964-65, Ezz-Thetics) [02-22] - jazz [A-]
  • 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 [***]
  • Neil Young: Royce Hall 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 (Reprise) [05-06] - rock [***]
  • Neil Young: Citizen Kane Jr Blues (1974, Reprise) [05-06] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: 2001, Toast (Reprise) [07-08] - rock [**]
  • Denny Zeitlin: The Name of This Terrain (1969, Now-Again Reserve) - jazz
  • Brasil Novo (Musica Macondo) [05-13] - Brazil [**]
  • A Chant About the Beauty of the Moon at Night: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Masters 1913-1921: Lost + Rare Performances 1913-1921 (Magnificent Sounds) [03-31] - Hawaiian [B]
  • Crossroads Kenya: East African Benga and Rumba, 1980-1985 (No Wahala Sounds) [07-30] - Afrian [A-]
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking (1934-2013, Ace -2CD -21) [2021-10-23] - rock [***]
  • Lespri Ka: New Directions in Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010 (Seance Centre) [01-28] - gwoka [**]
  • Lovers Rock: The Soulful Sound of Romantic Reggae (Trojan) - reggae
  • Mainstream Funk: Funk, Soul, Spiritual Jazz 1971-75 (WeWantSounds) [01-28] - jazz [**]
  • New York City Blues (Ace) [04-01] - blues
  • Oz Days Live '72-'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (Temporal Drift) [09-23]
  • John Sinclair Presents: Detroit Artists Workshop: Community, Jazz and Art in the Motor City 1965-1981 (Strut/Art Yard) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Summer of Soul ( . . . Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): A Questlove Jam [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1969, Legacy) [01-28] - soundtrack [A-]
  • They Shall Not Pass/No Pasaran! (2007-22, Trost) [05-20] - jazz [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 2: 234
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 1285
  • Priority 5: 310

Total: 1829