2021 Metafile Legend

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

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

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

  1. Key: The key for the list, used in data above.
  2. Type: How the list is counted, if any rank in the list gets more than one point: empty means everything gets one point; extra points are noted by the cutoff rank, with comma separating each tier -- e.g., "20,1" gives 2 points to everything ≥ 20 except 3 points ≥ 1.
  3. Name: The plain name for the list.
  4. URL: Where to find the list (often just the top of the list.
  5. Alt URL: An alternate (unofficial) source for the list (often these are easier to work with than the actual URL.)
  6. Comment: Any additional comments. Within this the following subfields (comma-separated) are noted:
    • RC:# Robert Christgau letter grades (points: A:5, A-:4, B+/***: 3, **: 2 *:1, B or less: 0)
    • TH:# Tom Hull letter grades (points same as RC)

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

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

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

Lists

The following lists have been counted:

  1. [AAJ] All About Jazz () -- +4 stars (11-15)
  2. [ACL] A Closer Listen [US] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  3. [AD] The Arts Desk () -- AOTY 80+(11-27)
  4. [Al] Albumism (100,20,10,5,1) -- AOTY 80+(00-00)
  5. [Alt] The Alternative (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  6. [AS] American Songwriter [US] () -- AOTY 80+(11-19)
  7. [AV] AV Club [US] (,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  8. [BB] Billboard (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  9. [BPM] Beats Per Minute (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  10. [BV] Brooklyn Vegan (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  11. [BV_p] Brooklyn Vegan: Punk (45,20,10,5,1) [link]
  12. [BV_r] Brooklyn Vegan: Rap (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  13. [C] Crack [UK] () -- AOTY 80+(12-05)
  14. [Cl] Clash [UK] (60,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-01)
  15. [CM] Chris Monsen (Perfect Sounds Forever) (,10,5,1) [link] -- PJRP
  16. [Cmp] Complex [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  17. [Cmp_U] Complex [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  18. [CS] Consequence of Sound [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  19. [D] Dork (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  20. [DB] Downbeat () -- +4 stars (11-12), editor's picks {1-11}
  21. [DIY] DIY () -- AOTY 80+(12-05)
  22. [DJ] Double J [Australia] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  23. [DJM] DJ Mag () [link]
  24. [DW] Dan Weiss (85,20,10,5,1) -- Facebook
  25. [EW] Entertainment Weekly [US] (,,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  26. [Ex] Exclaim! [Canada] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(00-00)
  27. [Fa] Fader (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  28. [FJ] Free Jazz Collective () -- *4 stars (11-18) - didn't check multiple reviews or 2020; ++ for top 15 albums
  29. [Fld] Flood [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  30. [FO] Far Out [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  31. [G] Guardian [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(11-21)
  32. [GB] Gorilla Vs Bear [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  33. [Gf] Gaffa [Sweden] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  34. [Gf_D] Gaffa [Denmark] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  35. [Gl] Glide [US] (40,20) -- two ranks: top 20 (++), HM 20 (+)
  36. [GMA] Good Morning America (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  37. [GTV] God Is in the TV (100,20,10,5,1) -- {100-51} AOTY 80+(00-00)
  38. [Gw] Gigwise [UK] (51,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  39. [HDX] HipHopDX [US] () [ref link]
  40. [HP] Hot Press [Ireland] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  41. [HV] Humanizing the Vacuum [US]: Alfred Soto (35,20,10,5,1) [link]
  42. [I] The Independent [UK] () -- AOTY 80+(12-05)
  43. [JC] Jazz Critics Poll (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  44. [JC_r] NPR Jazz Critics Poll (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  45. [JDC] Jeffrey D Callahan (70,20,10,5,1) -- PJRP
  46. [JT] JazzTimes (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  47. [JW] Jazzwise [UK] (,20,10,5,1) -- x{+4 stars(11-27)}
  48. [K] Kerrang (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  49. [L4] Live4ever [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  50. [LAT] Los Angeles Times (,,10,5,1) [link]
  51. [LBF] The Line of Best Fit [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  52. [LI] Les Inrocks [France] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  53. [LQ] Loud and Quiet [UK] (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  54. [LW] Louder Than War [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(-)
  55. [Mg] Magnet [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  56. [Mgn] Magnetic [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  57. [Mj] Mojo [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+ (11-20)
  58. [MO] MusicOMH [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  59. [Ms] Mondosonoro [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  60. [Mx] Mxdwn (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  61. [NBH] NBHAP (Nothing But Passion And Hope) [Germany] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  62. [ND] No Depression (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  63. [ND_r] No Depression: readers (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  64. [Ne] The Needle Drop (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-01)
  65. [NME] NME [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(00-00)
  66. [No] Norman Records [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  67. [NPR] NPR (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  68. [NR] No Ripcord [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-01)
  69. [NT] Northern Transmissions [CAN] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  70. [OC] Our Culture (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  71. [Okp] Okayplayer (21,20,10,5,1)
  72. [Oo] Oor [Netherlands] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  73. [P] Paste (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+ (11-20)
  74. [Pc] Piccadilly Records [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  75. [Pf] Pitchfork (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-19)
  76. [PJ] Pazz & Jop Rip-Off Poll (,,10,5,1)
  77. [PM] PopMatters (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  78. [PO] Phil Overeem (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- mentions in any list, top 50 from link
  79. [PO_r] Phil Overeem: archaeological digs (25,20,10,5,1) -- originally tracked as PO
  80. [Pu] Punktastic (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  81. [PW] Passion of the Weiss (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  82. [Qt] The Quietus [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  83. [Rev] Revolver [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  84. [Rf] RIFF Magazine (108,20,10,5,1) [link]
  85. [RS] Rolling Stone [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  86. [RS_c] Rolling Stone [US]: Country/Americana (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  87. [RSh] Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone) (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  88. [RT] Rough Trade [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  89. [S] Spin [US] (30,20,10,5,1) [link] -- MC +80(11-04)
  90. [Sbd] Stereoboard [UK] (61,20,10,5,1) -- implicit rank
  91. [SC] Spectrum Culture (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  92. [Sg] Stereogum [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  93. [Si] Soundi [Finland]: International (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  94. [Sk] The Skinny [UK] (,,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-01)
  95. [Sl] Slant [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(11-20)
  96. [Spk] Sputnik Music [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  97. [STi] The Sunday Times (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  98. [T] The Telegraph [UK] (,,10,5,1) [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-05)
  99. [Tab] The Tab [UK] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  100. [TL] Tom Lane (85,20,10,5,1) -- email
  101. [TL_r] Tom Lane: reissues (22,20,10,5,1) -- email
  102. [TN] Tim Niland [Music & More] (,,10,5,1) -- no grades, but everything he reviews is notable (2022-01-12); JCP
  103. [Tr] Treblezine [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  104. [U] Uncut [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link] -- 80+ [11-15]
  105. [Up] Uproxx (50) [link]
  106. [UpC] Uproxx Critics Poll (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  107. [UR] Under the Radar [US] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  108. [VF] Vinyl Factory (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  109. [W] The Wire (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  110. [WG] What's Good (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  111. [WHP] The Wild Honey Pie (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  112. [YF] Young Folks () [link] -- AOTY 80+(12-05)
  113. [YW] Ye Wei Blog (Jason Gross) (,10,5,1) -- just PJRP (for now)
  114. [am] AllMusic [US] () [link]
  115. [am_c] AllMusic [US]: country () [link]
  116. [am_e] AllMusic [US]: electronic () [link]
  117. [am_f] AllMusic [US]: folk/Americana () [link]
  118. [am_k] AllMusic [US]: rock () [link]
  119. [am_l] AllMusic [US]: Latin & global () [link]
  120. [am_p] AllMusic [US]: pop () [link]
  121. [aqd] Aquarium Drunkard () [link]
  122. [atl] The Atlantic () [link]
  123. [bb6] BBC Radio 6 [UK] (10,5,1)
  124. [bbc] BBC Culture [UK] (10) [link]
  125. [bg_g] JCP/(Boston Globe)?: Jon Garelick (10,5,1)
  126. [bl] Bleep [UK] (10,5,1) [link]
  127. [boj] Best of Jazz () [link]
  128. [bv_j] Brooklyn Vegan: jazz () [link]
  129. [cw] PJRP: Carl Wilson (10,5,1)
  130. [dtm] The Dartmouth (10,5,1) [link]
  131. [dw] PJRP: Dan Weber (10,5,1)
  132. [e] Esquire [US] () [link]
  133. [ec] The Economist ()
  134. [fd] JCP: Francis Davis (10,5,1) [link] -- +HM
  135. [g_e] Guardian/Observer: Kitty Empire (10,5,1) [link]
  136. [ghj] JT/JCP: Geoffrey Himes (10,5,1)
  137. [it] Irish Times [Ireland] () [link]
  138. [jaa] JT: AD Amorosi (10,5,1)
  139. [jad] JCP: Alain Drouot (10,5,1)
  140. [jag] JT/JCP: Andrew Gilbert (10,5,1)
  141. [jah] JCP: Aaron Cohen (10,5,1)
  142. [jahk] JCP: Andrey Henkin (10,5,1)
  143. [jak] JCP: Amar Kalia (10,5,1)
  144. [jal] JCP: Art Lange (10)
  145. [jas] JCP: Adam Shatz (10,5,1)
  146. [jasi] FJC: Anthony Simon (10,5,1)
  147. [jbbr] JJA/JCP: Bill Brownlee (10,5,1)
  148. [jbm] JJA: Bill Milkowski (50,5,1) [link]
  149. [jbs] JCP: Bret Saunders (Denver Post) (10,5,1)
  150. [jbu] JCP: Bill Beuttler (10,5,1)
  151. [jbw] JCP: Bob Weinberg (10,5,1)
  152. [jcb] JCP: Chris Barton (10,5,1)
  153. [jcjw] JT: Chris J Walker (10,5,1)
  154. [jda] JCP: David R Adler (10,5,1)
  155. [jdb] JT/JCP: Dan Bilawsky (10,5,1)
  156. [jdbs] JCP: Dan Buskirk (10,5,1)
  157. [jdg] JCP: David A Graham (10,5,1)
  158. [jdku] JCP: David Kunian (10,5,1)
  159. [jdl] JCP: Devin Leonard (10,5,1)
  160. [jdo] JCP: Dan Ouellette (10,5,1)
  161. [jdr] JCP: Derk Richardson (10,5,1)
  162. [jdsu] JCP: Dave Sumner (10,5,1)
  163. [jdt] JCP: Derek Taylor ()
  164. [jeh] FJC: Eyal Hareuveni (10,5,1)
  165. [jek] JCP: Elzy Kolb (10,5,1)
  166. [jel] JCP: Eugene Holley Jr (10,5,1)
  167. [jff] JCP: Felipe Freitas (10,5,1)
  168. [jfk] JCP: Fred Kaplan (10,5,1)
  169. [jfn] Fotis Nikolakopoulos (10,5,1)
  170. [jgc] FJC: Gary Chapin (10,5,1)
  171. [jgg] JCP: George Grella (10,5,1)
  172. [jgm] FJC: Gregg Miller (10,5,1)
  173. [jgy] JCP: Gene Seymour (10,5,1)
  174. [jgz] JCP: George Kanzler (10,5,1)
  175. [jha] JCP: Hrayr Attarian (10,5,1)
  176. [jhm] JJA: Howard Mandel (10,5,1)
  177. [jhs] Hank Shteamer (10,5,1)
  178. [jin] JCP: Ivana Ng (10,5,1)
  179. [jjc] JCP: John Chacona (15)
  180. [jje] JCP: John Ephland (10)
  181. [jjha] JCP: James Hale (10,5,1)
  182. [jji] JCP: John Litweiler (10,5,1)
  183. [jjm] JCP: Jim Macnie (Lament for a Straight Line) (10,5,1)
  184. [jjmk] FJC: Jim Marks (10,5,1)
  185. [jjo] JCP: John Frederick Moore (10,5,1)
  186. [jjs] JJA/JCP: John Szwed (10,5,1)
  187. [jjsh] JCP: John Sharpe (10,5,1)
  188. [jjsn] JT/JCP: Jackson Sinnenberg (10,5,1)
  189. [jjw] JCP: Jerome Wilson (10,5,1)
  190. [jjwd] JCP: Josef Woodard (10,5,1)
  191. [jjws] JCP: Jason Weiss (10,5,1)
  192. [jjz] JCP: Jordannah Elizabeth (10,5,1)
  193. [jka] JJA: Karl Ackermann (19,5,1)
  194. [jkd] JCP: Ken Dryden (10,5,1)
  195. [jkf] JCP: Ken Franckling (10,5,1)
  196. [jkg] JCP: Kurt Gottschalk (10,5,1)
  197. [jkm] JCP: Ken Micallef (10,5,1)
  198. [jkp] FJC: Keith Prosk (10,5,1)
  199. [jkw] JCP: Ken Waxman (10,5,1)
  200. [jkws] JCP: Ken Weiss (10,5,1)
  201. [jla] JCP: Larry Appelbaum (10,5,1)
  202. [jlb] JCP: Larry Blumenfeld (10,5,1)
  203. [jlbi] JCP: Larry Birnbaum (10,5,1)
  204. [jld] JCP: Laurence Donohue-Greene (10,5,1)
  205. [jlm] JCP: Lee Mergner (10,5,1)
  206. [jlre] FJC: Lee Rice Epstein (10,5,1)
  207. [jls] JCP: Lloyd Sachs (10,5,1)
  208. [jlv] JCP: Ludwig vanTrikt (10,5,1)
  209. [jmc] JCP: Mark Corroto (18,5,1)
  210. [jme] JT/JCP: Morgan Enos (10,5,1)
  211. [jmj] JT/JCP: Martin Johnson (10,5,1)
  212. [jmja] JCP: Michael J Agovino (10,5,1)
  213. [jmk] JCP: Mark Stryker (10,5,1)
  214. [jmm] JCP: Milo Miles (10)
  215. [jmmz] Matt Merewitz (35,5,1) -- Facebook
  216. [jmsc] FSC: Martin Schray (10,5,1)
  217. [jmn] JCP: Michael G Nastos (10,5,1)
  218. [jmr] JT: Mac Randall (10,5,1)
  219. [jms] JCP: Mike Shanley (10,5,1)
  220. [jmt] JCP: Michael Toland (10,5,1)
  221. [jmu] JCP: Michael Ullman (10,5,1)
  222. [jmw] JT: Michael J West (10,5,1)
  223. [jmy] JCP: Michael Coyle (10,5,1)
  224. [jnm] FJC: Nick Metzger (10,5,1)
  225. [jno] FJC: Nick Ostrum (10,5,1)
  226. [jnt] JCP: Neil Tesser (10,5,1)
  227. [jpa] FJC: Paul Acquaro (10,5,1)
  228. [jpb] JT: Philip Booth (10,5,1)
  229. [jpf] JCP: Patrick Frisco (10,5,1)
  230. [jpq] JCP: Peter Quinn (10,5,1)
  231. [jpl] JCP: Phillip Lutz (10,5,1)
  232. [jpm] JCP: Peter Margasak (10,5,1)
  233. [jra] JCP: Robert Ham (10,5,1)
  234. [jrb] JCP: Robert Bush (10,5,1)
  235. [jrd] JCP: Raul da Gama (10,5,1)
  236. [jrh] JCP: Rob Hoff (10,5,1)
  237. [jri] JCP: Robert Iannapollo (10,5,1)
  238. [jrk] JCP: Richard Kamins (10,5,1)
  239. [jrm] JJA/JCP: Ralph Miriello (10)
  240. [jrmi] JCP: Rick Mitchell (10,5,1)
  241. [jrmu] JCP: Russ Musto (10)
  242. [jrsc] Rich Scheinin (10,5,1)
  243. [jry] JCP: Ron Wynn (10,5,1)
  244. [js] PJRP: John Smallwood (10,5,1) -- + another 10
  245. [jsa] JCP: Scott Albin (10,5,1)
  246. [jsb] FJC/JCP: Stuart Broomer (10,5,1)
  247. [jsd] JT/JCP: Shaun Brady (10,5,1)
  248. [jse] JCP: Shannon Ali (Shannon J Effinger) (10,5,1)
  249. [jsf] JCP: Steve Feeney (10,5,1)
  250. [jsg] JCP: Steve Greenlee (10,5,1)
  251. [jsgj] FJC: Stef Gijssels (10,5,1)
  252. [jsgr] FJC:Steve Griffith (10,5,1)
  253. [jsj] JCP: Sanford Josephson (10,5,1)
  254. [jsk] JCP: Stuart Kremsky (10,5,1)
  255. [jsl] JCP: Slim (10,5,1)
  256. [jslo] JCP: Suzanne Lorge (10,5,1)
  257. [jsp] Sergio Piccirilli (10,5,1)
  258. [jss] JJA/FJC: Sammy Stein ()
  259. [jssm] JCP: Stewart Smith (10,5,1)
  260. [jsw] Seth Colter Walls (10,5,1)
  261. [jsy] JCP: Scott Yanow (10,5,1)
  262. [jtb] FJC: Tom Burris (10,5,1)
  263. [jtc] JCP: Troy Collins (10,5,1)
  264. [jtd] FJC/JCP: Troy Dostert (10,5,1)
  265. [jtn] JT/JCP: Thomas Conrad (10,5,1)
  266. [jwj] JCP: Willard Jenkins (10,5,1)
  267. [jyk] JPC: Yoshi Kato (10,5,1)
  268. [jyo] Ysi Ortega (10,5,1)
  269. [jzf] Jazz FM () [link]
  270. [kc] KCRW (21,5,1) [link]
  271. [key] The Key WXPN [US] () [link]
  272. [lar] Jeremy D Larson (25,5,1) [link]
  273. [les] London Evening Standard () -- MC
  274. [a# #mg_j] Magnet: Jazz (Bill Meyer) (10,5,1) [link]
  275. [n_ap] The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich (10,5,1) [link]
  276. [n_sp] The New Yorker: Sheldon Pearce (30) [link]
  277. [npr_e] NPR [US]: Electronic Music () [link]
  278. [npr_h] NPR [US]: Hip-Hop () [link]
  279. [npr_nc] NPR [US]: Nate Chinen (10,5,1) [link]
  280. [npr_r] NPR [US]: R&B () [link]
  281. [ns] Nashville Scene: local critics poll (10,5,1) [link]
  282. [ny_c] New York Times [US]: Jon Caramanica (13,5,1) -- + 27 unranked
  283. [ny_p] New York Times [US]: Jon Pareles (10,5,1) [link] -- +15
  284. [ny_u] New York Times [US]: Giovanni Russonello (Jazz) (20,5,1) [link] -- +20
  285. [ny_z] New York Times [US]: Lindsay Zoladz (11,5,1)
  286. [nzh] (10) [link] [ref link]
  287. [p] People (10,5,1) [link]
  288. [pc_c] Piccadilly Records [UK]: compilations (20,5,1)
  289. [pc_r] Piccadilly Records [UK]: reissues/collections (20,5,1)
  290. [pf_e] Pitchfork [US]: electronic () [link]
  291. [pf_j] Pitchfork [US]: jazz/experimental () [link]
  292. [pf_k] Pitchfork [US]: rock () [link]
  293. [pg] Postgenre (10,5,1) [link]
  294. [pg_ad] Postgenre: Anthony Dean-Harris (25,5,1) [link]
  295. [pg_rs] Postgenre: Rob Shepherd (25,5,1) [link]
  296. [ph] JCP: Peter Hum (10,5,1)
  297. [pi] Philadelphia Inquirer: Dan DeLuca (10,5,1) [link]
  298. [pm_b] PopMatters: Ambient (11,5,1) [link]
  299. [pm_bp] PopMatters: Brazilian Pop (10,5,1) [link]
  300. [pm_c] PopMatters: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  301. [pm_e] PopMatters: Electronic (20,5,1) [link]
  302. [pm_f] PopMatters: Folk (15,5,1) [link]
  303. [pm_g] PopMatters: Global (10,5,1) [link]
  304. [pm_h] PopMatters: Hip-Hop (20,5,1) [link]
  305. [pm_ip] PopMatters: Indie Pop (15,5,1) [link]
  306. [pm_ir] PopMatters: Indie Rock (15,5,1) [link]
  307. [pm_j] PopMatters: Jazz (13) [link]
  308. [pm_k] PopMatters: Prog Rock/Metal (10,5,1) [link]
  309. [pm_kp] PopMatters: K-Pop (20,5,1) [link]
  310. [pm_p] PopMatters: Pop (20,5,1) [link]
  311. [pm_r] PopMatters: album reissues (35) [link]
  312. [pm_s] PopMatters: R&B/Soul (15,5,1) [link]
  313. [pr] Prog (20,5,1) [link]
  314. [ra] Resident Advisor (,1) [link]
  315. [ri] The Ringer (10,5,1) [link]
  316. [rsch] RS: Christian Hoard (10,5,1)
  317. [rsjd] RS: Jon Dolan (10,5,1)
  318. [scm] Saving Country Music () -- + for essential, ++ for most essential, +++ for album of year nominees
  319. [sg_c] Stereogum [US]: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  320. [sg_e] Stereogum [US]: Electronic (10,5,1) [link]
  321. [sg_h] Stereogum [US]: Rap (10,5,1) [link]
  322. [sg_j] Stereogum [US]: Jazz [Phil Freeman] (10,5,1) [link]
  323. [sk_s] The Skinny [UK]: Scottish (10,5,1) [link]
  324. [sl] Slate (10) [link] -- ++ for top 10, + for rest
  325. [so_d] Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogaitis (20,5,1) [link]
  326. [so_k] Sound Opinions: Greg Kot (20,5,1)
  327. [sol] Songlines () [link]
  328. [tbm] The Blue Moment (Richard Williams) (25,5,1) [link]
  329. [tg] JRC: Ted Gioia [US] (10,5,1)
  330. [ti] Time [US] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  331. [tm] The Music [Australia] () [link]
  332. [ust_m] USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri (,5,1) [link]
  333. [ust_p] USA Today: Patrick Ryan (,5,1)
  334. [v_cw] Variety: Chris Willman (10,5,1) [ref link]
  335. [v_ja] Variety: Jem Aswad (10,5,1) [ref link]
  336. [vad] JCP: Anthony Dean-Harris (10,5,1)
  337. [vbc] JJC: Brad Cohan (10,5,1)
  338. [vbr] JCP: Britt Robson (10,5,1)
  339. [vce] PJRP: Chuck Eddy (10,5,1)
  340. [vcwi] PJRP: Carl Wilson (10,5,1)
  341. [vdh] PJRP: Dave Heaton (10,5,1)
  342. [vew] PJRP: Eric Weisbard (10,5,1)
  343. [vgb] PJRP: Glenn Boothe (10,5,1)
  344. [vjc] JCP: J.D. Considine (10,5,1)
  345. [vjk] PJRP: Jennifer Kelly (10,5,1) -- +HM
  346. [vjo] PJRP: Josh Langhoff (10,5,1)
  347. [vjso] JCP: Jon Solomon (10,5,1)
  348. [vjt] JCP: Jeff Tamarkin (10,5,1)
  349. [vma] PJRP: Michael Azerrad (10,5,1)
  350. [vmp] Vinyl Me, Please [US] () [link]
  351. [vrg] JCP: Richard Gehr (10,5,1)
  352. [vrj] PJRP: Regina Joskow (10,5,1)
  353. [vsd] JCP: Steve Dollar (10,5,1)
  354. [vwl] JCP: Will Layman (10,5,1)
  355. [vu] Vulture: Craig Jenkins (10,5,1) [link]
  356. [wi] Wired (8) [link]
  357. [wp] Washington Post (10,5,1) [ref link]
  358. [wsj] Wall Street Journal: Mark Richardson (12) [ref link]
  359. [xbl] PJRP: Brad Luen (10,5,1)
  360. [xbw] PJRP: Barrett Whitener (10) -- unranked 10, so ++, plus HM +
  361. [xci] PJRP: Christian Iszchak (10,5,1)
  362. [xde] PJRP: David Everall (10,5,1)
  363. [xhs] PJRP: Hardin Smith (10,5,1)
  364. [xjc] PJRP: Jimmy Cook (10,5,1)
  365. [xjd] Joey Daniewicz (25,5,1) [link] -- +50
  366. [xjl] PJRP: Jon R LaFollette (10,5,1)
  367. [xjlu] PJRP: Joe Lunday (10,5,1)
  368. [xjsp] Expert Witness: John Speranza ()
  369. [xjy] PJRP: Joe Yanosik (10,5,1)
  370. [xkb] PJRP: Kevin Bozelka (10,5,1)
  371. [xmb] Expert Witness: Michael Biggs (10,5,1) -- +HM
  372. [xmr] PJRP: Mark Rosen (10,5,1)
  373. [xnf] PJRP: Nick Farrugia (10,5,1)
  374. [xph] Expert Witness: Paul Hayden ()
  375. [xrt] PJRP: Rod Taylor (10,5,1)
  376. [xrw] Expert Witness: Rodney Welch (10,5,1)
  377. [xscw] Expert Witness: Sidney Carpenter-Wilson (20,5,1)
  378. [xwb] PJRP: William Boyd (10,5,1)
  379. [xxl] XXL [US] () [link]
  380. [yal] PJRP: Anna Lowrey (10,5,1)
  381. [ycc] PJRP: Chris Crowson (10,5,1)
  382. [yclw] PJRP: Christopher Lee White (10,5,1)
  383. [ycp] PJRP: Chris Pace (10,5,1)
  384. [yds] PJRP: Deb Sprague (10,5,1) -- +HM
  385. [yh] Yahoo [US] (10,5,1) [link]
  386. [yjc] PJRP: Jason Cherkis (10,5,1)
  387. [yng] PJRP: Noah Goodbaum (10,5,1)
  388. [yns] PJRP: Nate Smith () -- ++ for top 10, + for rest
  389. [ysp] PJRP: Steve Pick (10)
  390. [yti] PJRP: Thomas Ivey (10,5,1) -- HM +
  391. [yzp] PJRP: Zach Phillips (10,5,1)

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