Streamnotes Search List

This is a list of albums that for one reason or another I'd like to listen to, but haven't been able to find (or haven't yet bothered to look up).

Legend for notes:

  • PO: Phil Overeem list

2019

  • DKV & Joe McPhee: The Fire Each Time (Not Two -6CD) - PO
  • Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock (Merge) - PO
  • All the Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks (Cherry Red -3CD) - PO

2018

  • The Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet: Sweet Oranges (Not Two) - PO

Pre-2018

Unrated

Albums I have listed as unrated: mostly old LPs and CDs I own(ed) but never jotted a grade down for. In many cases it would be easier to stream them than to find my physical copies. [As of 2019-08-18, excluding recent records in pending queue.]

  • Absolut Null Punkt: Absolut Null Punkt (2003 [2004], Important)
  • Au Pairs: Sense and Sensuality (1982, RPM) - !N
  • Derek Bailey/Greg Goodman: Extracting Fish-Bones From the Back of the Despoiler (1992 [2017], The Break Doctor)
  • Derek Bailey/Pat Metheny/Gregg Bendian/Paul Wertico: The Sign of Four (1996, Knitting Factory)
  • Keola Beamer: Wooden Boat (1994, Dancing Cat)
  • Francis Bebey: Nandolo/With Love (1962-94 [1995], Original Music) - !N
  • Jorge Ben: Tropical (1976, Mango) - !N
  • Jorge Ben: Samba Nova (1976, Mango) - !N
  • Sathima Bea Benjamin: Memories and Dreams (1986, Ekapa) - !N
  • Big Stick: Drag Racing Underground (1991, Albertine) - !N
  • Big Youth: Progress (1979, Negusa Nagast) - RC A-, !N
  • Big Youth: A Reggae Collection (1992, Pair) - !N
  • Jeb Bishop: 98 Duets (1998, Wobbly Rail) - !N
  • Boston Horns: Shibuya Gumbo (2008, Boston Horns)
  • Theresia Bothe/Peter Croton: I'll Sing a Song for You (2008, Zah Zah)
  • Bob Brookmeyer: Back Again (1978, Sonet) - !N
  • Maggie Brown: Maggie Brown (2004, Riverwide Music)
  • Marion Brown: Duets (1970-73 [1975], Arista/Freedom)
  • Milton Brown: Complete Recordings of the Father of Western Swing 1932-1937 (Texas Rose)
  • Glen Campbell: The Legacy (1961-2002) ([2003], Capitol)
  • The Campbell Brothers: Can You Feel It? (2005, Ropeadope)
  • Rhys Chatham: A Rhys Chatham Compendium (1971-89 [2002], Table of the Elements)
  • Joel Cohen/Boston Camerata: Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World 1590-1690 (1993, Erato)
  • Tony Conrad: Early Minimalism: Volume One (1964-65 [1997], Table of the Elements)
  • Tony Conrad: Outside the Dream Syndicate [30th Anniversary Edition] (1972 [2002], Table of the Elements)
  • Tony Conrad [Thunderboy!|: Thunderboy! (1971-73 [2002], Table of the Elements)
  • The Contemporary Piano Ensemble: The Key Players (1993, DIW/Columbia) - !N
  • Bing Crosby: Bing! His Legendary Years, 1931 to 1957 ([1993], MCA)
  • Jason Paul Curtis: These Christmas Days (2017, self-released)
  • Jack DeJohnette: Irresistible Forces (1987, MCA) - !N
  • Jack DeJohnette: Audio Visualscapes (1988, Impulse) - !N
  • Desole: A Story to Tell (2006, Abacus)
  • Julie Dexter/Khari Simmons: Moon Bossa (2007, Brash Music)
  • Don Dixon: Chi-Town Budget Show (1988, Restless)
  • Arnold Dreyblatt: The Sound of One String (1971-91 [1998], Table of the Elements)
  • Peggy Duquesnel: Summertime Lullaby (2009 [2010], Joyspring Music)
  • Ian Dury: Live! All the Best, Mate (2000, Music Club) - RC ***, !N
  • Shirley Eikhard: The Last Hurrah (2000, SEM)
  • Shirley Eikhard: End of the Day (2001, SEM)
  • Shirley Eikhard: Stay Open (2003, SEM)
  • Eliane Elias: Cross Currents (1988, Denon)
  • Brian Eno: Artificial Intelligence (1985, Beggars Banquet)
  • Césaria Évora: Nova Sintra (1990 [1998], West Wind Latina) - !N
  • Dan Fogelberg: The Essential Dan Fogelberg (1973-90 [2003], Epic/Legacy)
  • Ricky Ford: Looking Ahead (1987, Muse) - !N
  • Ricky Ford: Saxotic Stomp (1988, Muse) - !N
  • Carlos Franzetti/Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada (2011, Amapola)
  • Funkatronic: Live at Discover Festival Burlington, VT (2002, www.funkatronic.net)
  • Rory Gallagher: Big Guns: The Very Best of Rory Gallagher (1970-90 [2005], Capo)
  • Genesis P-Orridge/Astrid Monroe: When I Was Young (2004, Important)
  • The Go-Betweens: Metal and Shells (1985, PVC) - RC A-, !N
  • The Golden Gate Quartet: Travelin' Shoes (1937-39 [1992], RCA/Bluebird)
  • John Gruntfest/Greg Goodman: In This Land All the Birds Wore Hats and Spurs (1984-2008 [2017], The Beak Doctor)
  • Fred Hammond: The Essential Fred Hammond (1991-2004 [2007], Verity/Legacy)
  • Barry Harris: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Vol. 12 (1990, Concord)
  • Wynonie Harris: Rockin' the Blues (1944-50 [2001], Proper)
  • Tish Hinojosa: Dreaming of the Labyrinth/Soñar del Laberinto (1996, Warner Brothers)
  • Robin Holcomb: Robin Holcomb (1990, Elektra)
  • T.D. Jakes: Praise & Worship (1978-98 [2008], Verity/Legacy)
  • Elmore James: The Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956 (1951-56 [1994], Virgin)
  • Jars of Clay: The Essential Jars of Clay (1995-2006 [2007], Essential/Legacy)
  • Ella Jenkins: Little Johnny Brown (1971 [2001], Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Waylon Jennings: A Man Called Hoss (1987, MCA) - !N
  • Jethro Tull: Live: Bursting Out (1978 [2004], Chrysalis)
  • Jethro Tull: Stormwatch (1979 [2004], Chrysalis)
  • Jethro Tull: A + Slipstream (1980 [2004], Chrysalis)
  • Flaco Jimenez: El Sonido de San Antonio (1980, Arhoolie) - !N
  • Maria Kalaniemi: Maria Kalaniemi (1992, Xenophile)
  • Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere (2015, Epic/Legacy)
  • Kartet: The Bay Window (2007, Songlines)
  • John P. Kee: The Essential John P. Kee (1991-2000 [2007], Verity/Legacy)
  • Kent Kessler: Bull Fiddle (2002, Okkadisk)
  • Ali Akbar Khan/Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri: Passing on the Tradition (1996, AMMPP)
  • Kodo: Ibuki (1997, Tristar)
  • Tuli Kupferberg: Tuli and Friends (1989, Shimmy Disc) - RC B+, !N
  • Steve Lacy: The Door (1988, Novus)
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Gift of the Tortoise (1994, Music for Little People)
  • Tony Lakatos: The News (1994, Jazzline) - !N
  • Jim Lauderdale: Pretty Close to the Truth (1994, Atlantic)
  • Luis Lopes: Noise Solo at ZDB Lisbon (2011-12 [2013], self-released)
  • Ewan MacColl: Black and White: The Definitive Collection (1990, Green Linnet)
  • Michael Mantler/Carla Bley: 13 and 3/4 (1975, Watt)
  • Donnie McClurkin: The Essential Donnie McClurkin (2000-05 [2007], Verity/Legacy)
  • Chris McGregor/Johnny Dyani/Louis Moholo: Blue Notes for Mongezi (1975, Ogun)
  • John McLaughlin/Zakir Hussain/U. Shrinivas/V. Selvaganesh: Remember Shakti: The Believer (2000, Verve)
  • John McLaughlin: Remember Shakti: Saturday Night in Bombay< (2000, Verve)
  • The Mercenaries: Locks, Looks and Hooks (2006, Melted Vinyl)
  • Jacob Merlin: Alchemy of Soul (2009, Backline)
  • Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind: Matador (2004, Soundz Impossible)
  • Eddie Money: The Essential Eddie Money (1977-91 [2003], Columbia/Legacy)
  • M.O.P.: Handle Ur Bizness (1998, Relativity) - !N
  • Bill Morrissey/Greg Brown: Friend of Mine (1993, Philo)
  • Alan Morse: Four O'Clock and Hysteria (2007, InsideOut)
  • Pamelo Mounk'a: No. 1 Africain: Ça Ne Se Prete Pas (1988, Star Musique) - !N
  • Motohiro Nakashima: And I Went to Sleep (2004, Lo)
  • Milton Nascimento: Yauarete (1987, Columbia) - !N
  • Nazareth: Back to the Trenches: Live 1972-1984 (1972-84 [2001], Sanctuary/Castle)
  • Walter Norris: Sunburst (1991, Concord) - !N
  • Notekillers: Airports + Ants (2006)
  • Marianne Nowottny: Manmade Girl: Songs and Instrumentals (|2001, Abaton Book)
  • The Orioles: For Collectors Only ([1992], Collectables)
  • Annette Peacock: I Have No Feelings (1986) - !N
  • Teddy Pendergrass: The Essential Teddy Pendergrass (1972-84 [2007], Philadelphia International/Legacy)
  • Ken Peplowski/Howard Alden: Concord Duo Series: Volume 3 (1992, Concord) - !N
  • Ken Peplowski: The Other Portrait (1996, Concord) - !N
  • Ralph Peterson: Art (1992, Blue Note) - !N
  • Astor Piazzolla: Themes Originaux (1982)
  • Astor Piazzolla: Tristezas de un Doble A (1987, Rounder)
  • Leslie Pintchik: Live in Concert (2010, Pintch Hard) - !N
  • Guillermo Portabales: Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta (1937-43 [1996], Tumbao) - !N
  • Bobby Previte: Empty Suits (1990, Gramavision) - !N
  • Maddy Prior: No More to the Dance (1988, Shanachie) - !N
  • The Prodigy: Prodigy Present the Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One (1999, XL) - !N
  • Richard Pryor: . . . And It's Deep, Too! The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (1968-92 [2000], Rhino) -- RC A+
  • Dudu Pukwana: Zila '86 (1986, Jika) - !N
  • Juan Carlos Quintero: Joy to the World (2007, Tenure)
  • Eliane Radigue: Adnos I-III (1973-80 [2002], Table of the Elements)
  • Dr. Krishna Raghavendra: Rare Pulse (2001, GEMA)
  • Elba Ramalho: Personalidade (1987, Verve) - !N
  • Lou Rawls: The Essential Lou Rawls (1963-81 [2007], Philadelphia International/Legacy)
  • RG Royal Sound Orchestra: Impact (2010, RG)
  • Jimmy Rogers: Complete Chess Recordings (1997, MCA)
  • Draco Rosa: Vino (2008, Phantom Vox)
  • Kevin Roth: Between the Notes (2006, Star Gazer)
  • Nate Ruth: Whatever It Meant (2002, Soundless)
  • Paul Rutherford: ISKRA 1903: Chapter One: 1970-1972 ([], Emanem)
  • Harvie S: It's About Time (1988, Gaia) - !N
  • András Schiff: Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas (2006, ECM New Series)
  • Dean Schmidt: I Know Nothing (2007, OA2)
  • Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined (2006, RCA/Legacy)
  • Frank Sinatra: Capitol Records Concept Albums (1953-62 [2004], Capitol)
  • Jack Smith: Les Evening Gowns Damnées: 56 Ludlow Street 1962-1964 Volume I (1962-64 [1997], Table of the Elements)
  • Jack Smith: Silent Shadows on Cinemaroc Island: 56 Ludlow Street 1962-1964 Volume II (1962-64 [1997], Table of the Elements)
  • Snapback: Purgatory (2006, CD Baby)
  • Hank Snow: 16 Top Tracks (1988, RCA)
  • Hank Snow: The Singing Ranger, Vol. 4 (1969-84 [1995], Bear Family)
  • Jeremy Steig/Eddie Gomez: Outlaws (1976, Enja) - !N
  • Alan Stivell: Zoom 70/95 (1970-95 [1997], Dreyfus)
  • Angela Strehli: Deja Blue (1998, House of Blues) - !N
  • Daryl Stuermer: Go (2007, InsideOut)
  • Sun Ra: Soundtrack to Space Is the Place (1972, Evidence)
  • Swans: Soundtracks for the Blind (1996, Atavistic)
  • Swayzak: Himawari (2000, Medicine)
  • Swayzak: Dirty Dancing (2002, !K7)
  • The Swimmers: Fighting Trees (2007, theswimmers.com)
  • Okay Temiz: Drummer of Two Worlds (1980) - !N
  • Henry Threadgill: Subject to Change (1985, About Time)
  • The Three Johns: Eat Your Sons (1990, Tupelo) - !N
  • Steve Tibbetts: Compilation: Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Exotibbets (2010, Steve Tibbets)
  • Mel Tormé: The Mel Torme Collection (1944-85, Rhino)
  • Trin-I-Tee 5:7: Holla: The Best of Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (1998-2002 [2007], Gospo Centric/Legacy)
  • David Tronzo: Roots (1994, Knitting Factory)
  • Turning Point: Matador (2005, Native Language)
  • Twice Thou: The Bank Attack (2012, The Buy Back Initiative/Music Group)
  • McCoy Tyner: Journey (1993, Birdology)
  • Jasper Van't Hof/Ernie Watts/Bo Stief: Face to Face (1998, Canossa)
  • Luis Villegas: Guitarras de Navidad (2007, Tenure)
  • Andreas Vollenweider: Midnight Clear (2006, SLG)
  • Hezekiah Walker: The Essential Hezekiah Walker (1992-2005 [2007], Verity/Legacy)
  • Cedar Walton: Among Friends (1982, Evidence) - !N
  • Ben Webster/Don Byas: Giants of the Tenor Sax (1944-45 [1988], Commodore) - !N
  • Papa Wemba/Modogo Gian Franco Ferre/L'Orchestre Viva La Musica: Nouvelle Generation a Paris (1988, Sonodisc) - !N
  • Paul Whiteman: The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue: Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924 ([1996], Musicmasters)
  • Putte Wickman/Red Mitchell: The Very Thought of You (1987-88, Dragon)
  • Bert Williams: It's Getting So You Can't Trust Nobody: The Songs of Bert Williams, Volume One (1901-22, Vaudeville Archive Records)
  • Steve Williamson: A Waltz for Grace (1990, Verve)
  • Vickie Winans: Praise & Worship (2003-06 [2008], Verity/Legacy)
  • Christine Wodrascka/Ramon Lopez: Aux Portes du Matin: Live at Instants Chavirés (2000 [2001], Leo)
  • Bobby Womack: Greatest Hits (1972-89 [1999], Capitol)
  • Phil Woods: Heaven (1984, Evidence)
  • Yosuke Yamashita/Bill Laswell/Ryuicki Sakamoto: Asian Games (1988, Verve)
  • Neil Young: Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) ([2009], Reprise)
  • John Zorn: Masada: Live in Jerusalem (1997 [1999], Tzadik)
  • Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (1955-2001 [2003], ATO)
  • Be Kind Rewind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2008, Lakeshore)
  • Berkeley Guitar 2006 (2006, Tompkins Square)
  • The Best of Boom Selector, Vol. 2 (2003, Booters)
  • Between the Covers (2006, Legacy)
  • Bingo: Songs for Children in English With Brazilian and Caribbean Rhythms (2005, Soundbrush)
  • Brazil Today! Volume 2 (1984, Polygram)
  • A Cajun Music Anthology, Vol. 2: Raise Your Window (1928-41 [1994], Country Music Foundation)
  • Disques Vogue: In Paris Highlights (1948-54, RCA)
  • Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1946-47, RCA)
  • Forever, for Always, for Luther: Vol. II (2006, Rendezvous)
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2008, Verve Forecast)
  • Gimme Indie Rock, Vol. 1 (2000, K-Tel)
  • A Good Year (2006, Legacy/Sony Music Soundtrack)
  • Iscathamiya: Zulu Worker Choirs in South Africa (1986, Heritage) - !N
  • The Jazz Singers (1919-94 [1998], Smithsonian)
  • Jit -- The Movie (1991, Earthworks) -- RC A-, -N
  • JSL Records 20th Anniversary Sampler (1988-2006 [2008], JSL)
  • Light (2004, Touch)
  • Louisiana Saturday Night (1959-93 [1993], Ace)
  • Make 'Em Mokum Crazy (1996, Mokum) - RC A-, !N
  • Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation (1997, Mango) -- RC A-, -N
  • Mardi Gras Party (1971-90 [1991], Rounder) - !N
  • The Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955 ([1996], Mercury/Chronicles)
  • Oujda-Casablanca Introspections, Vol. 1 (1994, Barbarity) -- RC A-
  • Putumayo Presents: Christmas Around the World (2003, Putumayo World Music)
  • Rhythm, Love and Soul: Live (2002 [2003], Shout! Factory)
  • Songs from Chippy (1994, Hollywood)
  • Spire: Live in Geneva Cathedral/Saint Pierre (2005, Touch)
  • Stompin' Western Swing: Roots of Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 2 (1936-41 [1996], President)
  • Sufis at the Cinema: 50 Years of Bollywood Qawwali and Sufi Song 1958-2007 ([2011], Times Square)
  • Swing Groups: 1931 to 1936 (1931-36 [1987], DRG)
  • A Taste of Soca (1994, Ice) - !N
  • Train Don't Leave Me: Recorded Live at the 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention (2001, Arhoolie)
  • The Very Best of Praise & Worship Volume 2 (1996-2006 [2007], Verity/Legacy)
  • Webster Hall's New York Dance CD v.6 (2003, Webster Hall NYC) - !N
  • Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions: Complete (1976, Knitting Factory)

Dive Notes

These are records by various artists that are available on Napster but haven't been tapped yet.

  • L'Orchestre Viva La Musica Papa Wemba: 25 Ans De Succes: Kuru Yaka ()
  • Tshala Muana: Dans Un Duo Pour L'Eternite Avec Papa Wemba ()
  • Orchestre Viva La Musica Papa Wemba: Kuru Yaka (2014 C)
  • Papa Wemba: Viva La Musica de Papa Wemba avec Stino L'as de la ()
  • Papa Wemba: 8ème anniversaire de Viva La Musica (1985?)
  • Papa Wemba: Beau Gosse Ya Paris (EP) (1985!)
  • Papa Wemba: La guerre des stars (1990?)
  • Papa Wemba: Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba Dans "Biloko Ya (1991?)
  • Papa Wemba: Mwana Matebu - La cour des grands (1994?)
  • Papa Wemba: Les Meilleurs Succes de Papa Wemba, Vol. 1 ()
  • Papa Wemba: Les meilleurs succès de Papa Wemba, vol. 2 (1996?)
  • Papa Wemba: Zea (1999 [1997] C)
  • Papa Wemba: Le zenith de Papa Wemba, vol. 1 (Live 1999) (Esprit de) (1999?)
  • Papa Wemba: Le Zenith de Papa Wemba, Vol. 2 (Live 1999) ()
  • Papa Wemba: Bakala Dia Kuba (2001?)
  • Papa Wemba: Ya Biso Moko (Nouvelle écriture) (2001?)
  • Papa Wemba: Legend (2002?)
  • Papa Wemba: New Morning (2006?)
  • Papa Wemba: Mwana Molokai - The First Twenty Years (2004 [2006] C)
  • Papa Wemba: Foridoles (1994 [2006])
  • Papa Wemba: Le Voyageur (1991 [2007])
  • Papa Wemba: Trait d'union (Chaque jour est unevie) - EP (2009?)
  • Papa Wemba: Best of Papa Wemba (2009?)
  • Papa Wemba: Kaka Yo (2010?)
  • Papa Wemba: Cantos Essentials: Best of Papa Wemba (2011?)
  • Papa Wemba: Mwana Matebu (2011?)
  • Papa Wemba: Le Jour J (EP) (2011?)
  • Papa Wemba: Viva La Musica 1977-1978-1980 (2011?)
  • Papa Wemba: Le Jour J (EP) (2014?)
  • Papa Wemba: Legend ()
  • Papa Wemba: Maitre d'ecole ()
  • Papa Wemba: 100% Papa Wemba Vol. 1 (10 Essential Titles) ()
  • Papa Wemba: 100% Papa Wemba vol. 2 (10 Essential Titles) ()
  • Papa Wemba: 100% Papa Wemba vol. 3 (10 Essential Titles) ()
  • Papa Wemba: Un Homme Averti ()
  • Papa Wemba: Le Quatro de Langa-Langa ()
  • Papa Wemba: Hits inoubliables zaiko langa langa ()
  • Papa Wemba: Delador ()
  • Papa Wemba: Forever de generation en generation (2016)
  • Papa Wemba: Papa Wemba au Japon (1989!)
  • Papa Wemba: Dans L' (Nouvelle ecriture) (1998) - have CD; Viva La usica Nouvelle Ecriture Avec Papa Wemba: Dans L'
  • Papa Wemba: Notgre pere Rumba ()
  • [VA]: Bilembi (feat. Papa Wemba) ()
  • Papa Wemba: Somo Trop (Trop somo) (2003)
  • Papa Wemba: Ba Jetons ()
  • Papa Wemba: Ya Biso Moko ()
  • Papa Wemba: Mayui ya pembe (Liso ya mokonzi) ()
  • Papa Wemba, Kito Dembela, Viva La Musica: Mokili Pitie ()
  • Papy-Ipepy, Papa Wemba, Orchestre Viva La Musica: Merci papa ()

Old Notes

Moved these over from the working draft file on 2019-08-05. They need to be sorted into the appropriate section above.

Clifford Occheltree "great albums that never made it to CD":

  • Colonel Jubilation P. Johnston: Moldy Goldies (Columbia)
  • Powerhouse for God (University of North Carolina Press)
  • Johnny Gimble's Texas Dance Party (Columbia)
  • Eubie Blake: (Columbia)
  • Augie Myers: San Antonio Saturday Night (Sonet)

Nate Chinen 129 Essential Jazz Records Since 2000: Unrated

  • Ben Allison, Peace Pipe (Palmetto) -
  • Tim Berne, Science Friction (Screwgun) -
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Congo Square (Jazz at Lincoln Center) -
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Enfant Terrible (Rune Grammofon) -
  • Mike Moreno, Lotus (World Culture) -

Christgau A-list records unheard:

  • The Allman Brothers Band; The Road Goes On Forever (1975, Capricorn)
  • The Allman Brothers Band: One Way Out: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003 [2004], Sancruary/Peach)
  • Archers of Loaf: Archers of Loaf vs. the Greatest of All Time (1994, Alias, EP)
  • Archers of Loaf: The Speed of Cattle (1992-94 [1996], Alias)
  • Ashford & Simpson: So So Satisfied (1977, Warner Bros.)
  • Atmosphere: Headshots: Se7en (1997-99 [2005], Rhymesayers -2CD) [B+]
  • Average White Band: AWB (1974, Atlantic)
  • Eric B & Rakim: Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990, MCA)
  • Bad Religion: All Ages (1982-92 [1995], Epitaph)
  • Bahamadia: Kollage (1996, Chrysalis) [***]
  • Afrika Bambaataa: Planet Rock: The Album (1982-84 [1986], Tommy Boy)
  • The Bats: Compiletely Bats ([1991], Communion)
  • Dan Bern: The Swastika E.P. (2002, Messenger, EP
  • Chuck Berry: The Anthology ([2000], Chess, 2CD)
  • Big Brother & the Holding Company: Be a Brother (1970, Columbia)
  • Black Flag: Damaged (1981, SST)
  • Blake Babies: Innocence and Experience (1993, Mammoth)
  • Kurtis Blow: Party Time? (1983, Mercury)
  • Boogie Down Productions: Sex and Violence (1992, Jive)
  • The Books: Lost and Safe (2005, Tomlab)
  • The Bottle Rockets: 24 Hours a Day (1997, Atlantic)
  • David Bowie: Station to Station [Special Edition] (1976 [2010], EMI)
  • David Bowie: Changesonebowie ([1976], RCA Victor)
  • Brand Nubian: Foundation (1998, Arista)
  • Action Bronson: The Program (2011, self-released -EP) [***]
  • Bobby Brown/Bell Bid Devoe/Ralph Tresvant: New Edition Solo Hits ([1996], MCA)
  • Danny Brown: The Hybrid (2010, Rappers I Know) [***]
  • Foxy Brown: Chyna Doll (1999, Def Jam) [***]
  • James Brown: Hot Pants (1971, Polydor)
  • James Brown: There It Is (1972, Polydor)
  • Roy Brown: Hard Times (1968, Bluesday)
  • Shirley Brown: Woman to Woman (1974, Stax)
  • T-Bone Burnett: Trap Door (1992, Warner Bros., EP)
  • Butthole Surfers: Butthole Surfers (1983, Alternative Tentacles)
  • Cappadonna: The Yin and the Yang (2001, Epic/Razor Sharp) [***]
  • Joe King Carrasco: Synapse Gap (1982, MCA)
  • Childish Gambino: Culdesac (2011, mixtape)
  • Childish Gambino: EP (2011, mixtape) [B+]
  • The Chi-Lites: Give More Power to the People (1970, Brunswick) -
  • The Chi-Lites: Greatest Hits ([1972], Brunswick) =
  • Chumbawamba: Uneasy Listening (1986-98, EMI)
  • Clinic: Winchester Cathedral (2004, Domino)
  • Clipse/Re-Up Gang: We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2 (2005, self-released) [***]
  • Eddie Cochran: Somethin' Else: The Fine Loookin' Hits of Eddie Cochran ([1998], Razor & Tie)
  • Joe Cocker: Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits ([1977], A&M)
  • J. Cole: Friday Night Lights (2010, Roc Nation) [***]
  • Coolio: It Takes a Thief (1994, Tommy Boy) [***]
  • The Cucumbers: The Cucumbers (1983, Fake Doom, EP)
  • Cut Chemist: Sound of the Police (2010, A Stable Sound)
  • Kimya Dawson: Hidden Vagenda (2004, K)
  • The dBs: Stands for Decibels (1981, IRS)
  • The DeBarges: The DeBarges (1981, Motown)
  • De La Soul: Stakes Is High (1996, Tommy Boy) [B+]
  • Def Jef: Just a Poet With Soul (1989, Atlantic) [B+]
  • Dej Loaf: Just Do It (2012, self-released) [B+]
  • The Del-Lords: Get Tough: The Best of the Del-Lords ([1999], Restless)
  • Derek and the Dominos: Derek and the Dominos in Concert (1973, Polydor)
  • The Descendents: Milo Goes to College (1982, SST)
  • The Descendents: Bonus Fat ([1985], SST)
  • The Descendents: Somery ([1991], SST)
  • Devin the Dude: To Tha X-Treme (2004, Rap-A-Lot) [***]
  • Devo: Greatest Hits ([1990], Warner Bros.)
  • Digital Underground: Sons of the P (1991, Tommy Boy) [***]
  • Digital Underground: Who Got the Gravy? (1998, Interscope) [***]
  • The Dismemberment Plan: The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified (1997, DeSoto)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: And in This Corner . . . (1989, Jive)
  • DJ Kool: Let Me Clear My Throat (1996, American) [***]
  • DJ Quik: Balance and Options (2000, Arista) [***]
  • D.O.A.: War on 45 (1982, Alternative Tentacles)
  • The Doors: 13 (1970, Elektra)
  • Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can (1970, Polydor)
  • Lee Dorsey: Night People (1978, ABC)
  • Lee Dorsey: Working in a Coalmine: The Very Best of Lee Dorsey ([2001], Music Club)
  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band: Goes to Washington (1979, RCA)
  • Dr. John: The Very Best of Dr. John (1970-81 [1995], Rhino)
  • Dramarama: The Best of Dramarama: 18 Big Ones ([1996], Rhino)
  • Dream Warriors: And Now, the Legacy Begins (1991, 4th & Broadway) [***]
  • Earth Wind and Fire: Open Our Eyes (1974, Columbia)
  • Missy Elliott: Da Real World (1999, Elektra)
  • The English Beat: I Just Can't Stop It (1980, IRS)
  • Eurythmics: Greatest Hits ([1991], Arista)
  • Fairport Convention: Fairport Chronicles ([1976], A&M)
  • Marianne Faithfull: Faithfull (1979-94, Island)
  • The Fellow Travellers: Things and Time (1993, Okra)
  • The Fever: Pink on Pink (2003, Kemado, EP)
  • Fine Young Cannibals: The Finest ([1996], MCA)
  • A Flock of Seagulls: A Flock of Seagulls (1981 [1982], Jive/Novus)
  • Funkytown Pros: Reaching a Level of Assassination (1991, 4th & Broadway) [B+]
  • Fu-Schnickens: Greatest Hits ([1995], Jive)
  • Future: Monster (2014, self-released) [B+]
  • The Go-Betweens: Spring Hill Fair (1984 [2002], Circus/Jetset)
  • The Go-Betweens: The Peel Sessions (1984 [1991], Strange Fruit)
  • The Go-Betweens: Metal and Shells ([1985], PVC) [U]
  • Goodie Mob: Still Standing (1998, La Face) [B+]
  • Jean Grae: The Orchestral Files [Deluxe Edition] (2008, Hollywood) [***]
  • Grandaddy: Just Like the Fambly Cat (2006, V2)
  • Grateful Dead: Dozin' at the Knick (1990 [1996], Arista, 3CD)
  • Al Green: Don't Look Back (1994, Alex)
  • Grin: 1+1 (1971, Spindizzy)
  • Grin: All Out (1972, Spindizzy)
  • The Guess Who: The Greatest of the Guess Who ([1977], RCA)
  • Westside Gunn: Flygod Is an Awesome God (2019, Griselda) [***]
  • Hamell on Trial: Rant and Roll (2008, Righteous Babe)
  • Handsome Family: Twilight (2001, Carrot Top)
  • Bonnie Hayes: Good Clean Fun (1982, Slash)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Radio One (1967 [1988], Rykodisc)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Hendrix in the West ([1972], Reprise)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ([1999], MCA, 2CD)
  • Henry Cow: Western Culture (1978 [1980], Interzone)
  • His Name Is Alive: Stars on E.S.P. (1996, Warner Bros.)
  • The Hollies: The Hollies' Greatest Hits ([1973], Epic)
  • Loleatta Holloway: Queen of the Night (1978, Gold Mind)
  • Human Hearts: Another (2012, Shrimper)
  • Husker Du: Everything Falls Apart and More (1982 [1993], Rhino)
  • HWA: Az Much Ass Az U Want (1994, Ruthless) [***]
  • Ice-T: Power (1988, Sire) [B+]
  • Ice-T: Home Invasion (1993, Rhyme Syndicate) [B+]
  • The Jacksons: Triumph (1980, Epic)
  • Jedi Mind Tricks: Visions of Gandhi (2003, Babygrande) [***]
  • The Jive Five: Here We Are (1982, Ambient Sound)
  • Joy of Cooking: Castles (1972, Capitol)
  • Kaito U.K.: Montigola Underground (2002, Devil in the Woods, EP)<./li>
  • Gladys Knight: Greatest Hits (1967-70 [1970], Soul)
  • Gladys Knight: Claudine (1974, Capitol)
  • Kool G Rap and DJ Polo: Road to the Riches (1989, Cold Chillin') [B+]
  • Kool Moe Dee: Greatest Hits ([1989], Sequel) [B+]
  • Kool Moe Dee: Funkee Funkee Wisdom (1991, Jive) [***]
  • Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2005i, Secretly Canadian, EP)
  • Lifter Puller: Soft Rock ([2002], Self-Starter, 2CD)
  • Lifers Group: Living Proof (1993, Hollywood) [***]
  • Linx: Intuition (1981, Chrysalis)
  • Living Things: Ahead of the Lions (2005, Jive/Zomba)
  • L.L. Cool J: Phenomenon (1997, Def Jam) [***]
  • Love: False Start (1970, MCA)
  • The Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits (1965-70 [2000], Buddha)
  • Luna: Slide (1993, Elektra, EP)
  • Frankie Lymon: The Very Best of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956-60 [2000], Rhino)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy (1975, MCA)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More From the Road (1976, MCA)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors (1977, MCA)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gold and Platinum (1973-77 [1979], MCA)
  • Craig Mack: Project Funk Da World (1994, Bad Boy) [***]
  • The Manhattans: Greatest Hits ([1980], Columbia)
  • Manfred Mann: Get Your Rocks Off (1973, Polydor)
  • Biz Markie: I Need a Haircut (1991, Cold Chillin') [***]
  • MC5: Babes in Arms ([1983], ROIR)
  • The Mekons: F.U.N. '90 (1990, A&M)
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes: Collector's Item ([1976], Philadelphia International)
  • Vic Mensa: Innanetape (2013, self-released) [***]
  • Method Man/Redman: Blackout) (1999, Def Jam) [***]
  • MF Doom: MM . . Food? (2004, Rhymesayers Entertainment) [***]
  • Migos: Young Rich Niggas (2013, self-released) [***]
  • Migos: Young Rich Nation (2015, 300 Entertainment/Quality Control/Atlantic) [B+]
  • Migos: Y.R.N. 2 (Young Rich N*ggas 2) (2016, YRN) [***]
  • Mike: Tears of Joy (2019, 10K) [***]
  • Moby Grape: Moby Grape (1967, Columbia)
  • Moby Grape: Live (1967-69 [2010], Sundazed)
  • Motorhead: No Remorse ([1984], Castle, 2CD)
  • Ms Jade: Girl Interrupted (2002, Beatclub/Interscope)
  • Murs: Murs 3:16 (2004, Definitive Jux) [***]
  • My Bloody Valentine: Isn't Anything (1980, Warner Bros.)
  • My Bloody Valentine: Tremolo (1991, Warner Bros.)
  • Nas: God's Son (2002, Columbia) [***]
  • The Naysayer: Pure Beauty (2003, Carrot Top, EP)
  • Negativland: Helter Stupid (1989, SST)
  • Aaron Neville: Make Me Strong (1968-75 [1986], Charly)
  • Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004, Drag City)
  • NRBQ: NRBQ (1969, Columbia)
  • Northern State: Hip Hop You Haven't Heard (2002, Northern State -EP) [A]
  • Yoko Ono: Season of Glass (1981, Rykodisc)
  • Yoko Ono: Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013, Chimera)
  • Roy Orbison: 16 Biggest Hits (1960-64 [1999], Monument/Legacy)
  • The Paranoid Style: The Power of Our Proven System (2013, Misra, EP)
  • Ray Parker Jr.: The Other Woman (1982, Arista)
  • Parliament: Greatest Hits: P. Funk, Uncut Funk, the Bomb (1974-80 [1984], Casablanca)
  • Party of One: Caught the Blast (2003, Fat Cat)
  • Pavement: Perfect Sound Forever (1992, Drag City)
  • Pavement: Shady Lane (1997, Matador)
  • Pavement: Terror Twilight (1999, Matador)
  • Pearl Jam: Yield (Epic)
  • Teddy Pendergrass: TP (1988, The Right Stuff)
  • Esther Phillips: Confessin' the Blues (1966-70 [1975], Atlantic)
  • Esther Phillips: Black-Eyed Blues (1973, Kudu)
  • Pink: Greatest Hits . . . So Far!!! ([2010], LaFace/Jive)
  • Pixies: Pixies (1987 [2002], SpinArt, EP)
  • The Plastic People of the Universe: Leading Horses (1983, Bozi Mlyn)
  • The Platters: Enchanted: The Best of the Platters (1956-67 [1998], Rhino)
  • The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits ([1982], RCA)
  • Public Enemy: Greatest Misses ([1992], Def Jam) [***]
  • Pulnoc: Pulnoc (1991, Globus International)
  • Quad City DJ's: Get On Up and Dance (1996, Atlantic) [***]
  • Queen Latifah: Black Reign (1993, Motown) [***]
  • Queen Latifah: Order in the Court (1998, Motown) [B+]
  • The Ramones: It's Alive (1977 [1995], Warner Bros.)
  • The Ramones: Pleasant Dreams (1981, Sire)
  • Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix: Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival (1967 [1970], Reprise)
  • Helen Reddy: Helen Reddy (1971, Capitol)
  • R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996, Warner Bros.)
  • The Replacements: The Replacements Stink (1982, Twin/Tone)
  • Busta Rhymes: Total Devastation: The Best of Busta Rhymes ([2001], Elektra/Rhino) [***]
  • Smokey Robinson: Where There's Smoke . . . (1979, Tamla)
  • Tom Robinson: North by Northwest (1982, IRS)
  • The Rolling Stones: Rewind (1967-1984) (1971-84, Rolling Stones)
  • Diana Ross: Diana (1980, Motown)
  • Royal Crescent Mob: Land of Sugar (1986, No Other)
  • RZA: Birth of a Prince (2003, Sanctuary) [***]
  • Sarge: Distant (2000, Mud)
  • Serengeti: Conversations With Kenny and the Legacy of Lee (2009, Goldenfloyd) [B+]
  • Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: It's Your World (1976, Arista)
  • Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: 1980 (1980, Arista)
  • Selecter: Too Much Pressure (1980, Chrysalis)
  • Sex Pistols: Filthy Lucre Live (1996, Virgin)
  • Shalamar: Three for Love (1981, Capitol)
  • Shalamar: Go for It (1981, Solar)
  • Del Shannon: This Is . . . Del Shannon ([1997], Music Club)
  • Shoes: Present Tense (1979, Elektra)
  • Shoes: Tongue Twister (1981, Elektra)
  • Shop Assistants: Shop Assistants (1986, Blue)
  • Silkworm: Lifestyle (2000, Touch and Go)
  • The Silos: About Her Steps (1985, Record Collect)
  • Sir Douglas Quintet: The Return of Doug Saldana (1971, Phillips)
  • Sir Douglas Quintet: The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet ([1980], Takoma)
  • Sir Douglas Quintet: Border Wave (1981, Takoma)
  • Slade: Slayed? (1973, Polydor)
  • Slave: Show Time (1981, Cotillion)
  • Percy Sledge: The Very Best of Percy Sledge (1966-94 [1998], Rhino)
  • Phoebe Snow: The Best of Phoebe Snow (1974-78 [1982], Columbia)
  • Sonic Youth: Starpower (1986, SST)
  • The Specials: Ghost Town/Why?/Friday Night Saturday Morning (1981, Chrystalis, EP)
  • The Speedboys: That's What I Like (1982, I Like Mike)
  • Spinners: Spinners (1973, Rhino)
  • Spinners: Pick of the Litter (1975, Rhino)
  • Spinners: The Best of the Spinners ([1978], Atlantic)
  • Spoonie Gee: The Godfather . . . Rap (1987, Tuff City) [B+]
  • Starlito/Don Trip: Step Brothers Two (2016, self-released) [***]
  • The Strokes: The Modern Age (2000, Rough Trade)
  • The Stylistics: The Stylistics (1971, Avco)
  • The Stylistics: The Best of the Stylistics ([1975[, Amherst)
  • The Suburbs: In Combo (1980, Twin/Tone)
  • Swamp Dogg: The Best of Swamp Dogg: 13 Prime Weiners, Everything on It (1970-76 [1982], War Bride)
  • Billy Swan: Billy Swan (1976, Monument)
  • Billy Swan: At His Best (1974-78, Monument)
  • Howard Tate: Howard Tate (1972 [2001], Koch)
  • Tavares: The Best of Tavares ([1977], Capitol)
  • Johnnie Taylor: Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits ([1977], Fantasy)
  • Thelonious Monster: California Clam Chowder (2004, Lakeshore)
  • The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine (2006, Sub Pop)
  • Irma Thomas: Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection ([1996], Razor & Tie)
  • Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Straight to Video (1997, Autotonic)
  • Sally Timms: Butcher's Boy (1986, T.I.M.S.)
  • Sally Timms: Cowboy Sally (1997, Bloodshot)
  • Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson in Crime (2006, Paper Bag, EP)
  • Tony Toni Toné: Hits (1988-97 [1997], Mercury)
  • Pete Townshend: Who Came First (1972, Rykodisc)
  • Trouble Funk: Drop the Bomb (1982, Sequel)
  • True West: True West (1983, Bring Out Your Dead, EP)
  • Ike and Tina Turner: Come Together (1970, Liberty)
  • Joe Turner: Joe Turner's Blues ([1998], Topaz)
  • UTD: Manifest Destiny (2004, Illson Media)
  • Uz Jsme Doma: Hollywood (1983 [1996], Skoda)
  • Luther Vandross: The Best of Luther Vandross: The Best of Love ([1989], Epic)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live Alive (1986, Epic)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: Greatest Hits ([1995], Epic)
  • Tom Waits: Blood Money (2002, Anti-)
  • White Denim: Workout Holiday (2008, Full Time Hobby)
  • Wide Right: Wide Right (2002, Wide Right, EP)
  • The Willowz: The Willowz (2004, Dionysus, EP)
  • Jesse Winchester: Jesse Winchester (1970, Rhino)
  • Wire: Read and Burn: 01 (2002, Pink Flag, EP)
  • Bill Withers: The Best of Bill Withers ([1975], Sussex)
  • Betty Wright: Danger High Voltate (1974, Alston)
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Iron Flag (2001, Loud) [***]
  • Robert Wyatt: 1982-1984 (1982-84, Rough Trade)
  • Yo Yo: You Better Ask Somebody (1993, East West)
  • Neil Young: Weld (1991, Reprise)
  • Young Thug: 1017 Thug (2013, 1017 Brick Squad) [B+]
  • Z Man: Dope or Dog Food (2004, Red Urban)
  • Warren Zevon: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) ([1996], Rhino, 2CD)
  • ZZ Top: Greatest Hits (1979-90 [1992], Warner Bros.)
  • Beats and Rhymes: Hip-Hop of the '90s, Part I ([1997], Rhino)
  • Beats and Rhymes: Hip-Hop of the '90s, Part III ([1997], Rhino)
  • Big Phat Ones of Hip-Hop, Vol. 1 ([1995], Boxtunes) [***]
  • Chuck D Presents: Louder Than a Bomb (1999, Rhino) [***]
  • '80s Underground Rap: Can You Feel It? ([1998], Rhino) [***]
  • Make 'Em Mokum Crazy ([1996], Mokum) [U]
  • No More Prisons (1999, Raptivism) [***]
  • Sugar and Poison ([1996], Virgin, 2CD)
  • Tokyo Invasion, Vol. 1: Cosmic Kurushi Monsters (1996, Virgin)
  • Tommy Boy Essentials: Hip Hop Vol. 1 ([2001], Tommy Boy)
  • Zetrospective: Dancing in the Face of Adversity ([1989], Fourth & Broadway)

Top Pazz & Jop 2017 records I hadn't heard:

  1. Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
  2. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World (Stickman)
  3. Converge: The Dusk in Us (Epitaph)
  4. Ariel Pink: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer)
  5. U2: Songs of Experience (Interscope)

Downbeat Readers Poll albums (6/1/2016-5/31/2017, unrated):

  • Allan Harris, Nobody's Gonna Love You Better (MustHaveJazz -??)
  • Ben Wendel, What We Bring (Motéma -16)
  • Billy Childs, Rebirth (Mack Avenue)
  • Dave Liebman Group, Expansions Live (Whaling City Sound -16)
  • Dwiki Dharmawan, Pasar Klewer (MoonJune -16)
  • Eric Alexander, Second Impresion (HighNote -16)
  • Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, An Elusive Man (Music of Content -16)
  • Gregory Porter, Live In Berlin (Eagle Rock -16)
  • Ingrid Jensen/Christine Jensen, Infinitude (Whirlwind -16)
  • Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Live at Newport (Basin Street)
  • Jason Moran, The Armory Concert (YES -16)
  • John Zorn, 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity (Tzadik -16)
  • Kenny Burrell, Unlimited 1 (HighNote -16)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel, Caipi (Heartcore)
  • Leslie Odom Jr., Leslie Odom Jr. (S-Curve -16)
  • Madeleine Peyroux, Secular Hymns (Verve)
  • Marius Neset & London Sinfonietta, Snowmelt (ACT -16)
  • Michael Dease, All These Hands (Posi-Tone)
  • Miles Mosley, Uprising (Verve)
  • Miroslav Vitous, Ziljabu Nights (Intuition -16)
  • Ralph Towner, My Foolish Heart (ECM)
  • Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano, Heritage (Qwest -??)
  • Roberto Fonseca, ABUC (Impulse! -16)
  • Samora Pinderhughes, The Transformations Suite (Gray Area -16)
  • Somi, Petite Afrique (OKeh)
  • Steve Gadd, Way Back Home (BFM -16)
  • Takuya Kuroda, Zigzagger (Concord -16)
  • The Tierney Sutton Band, The Sting Variations (BFM -16)
  • Till Brönner, The Good Life (Sony Masterworks -16)
  • Tillery, Tillery (Larrecca Music -16)
  • Tom Harrell, Something Gold, Something Blue (HighNote -16)
  • Wallace Roney, A Place In Time (HighNote -16)
  • Warren Wolf, Convergence (Mack Avenue -16)

Rhapsody Fred Hersch albums:

  • Fred Hersch: Personal Favorites

Clifford Ocheltree's early 2016 list (well, some of them):

  • Apollo's Fire Sephardic Journey (Avie)
  • Arthur Crudup Definitive Collection 1941-62 (Acrobat)
  • Bela Bartok Complete Works (Decca)
  • Charles Mingus The Complete 1960 Nat Hentoff Sessions (EJC)
  • Count Basie Complete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (EJC)
  • Count Ossie Tales Of Mozambique (Soul Jazz)
  • Dave Bartholomew Golden Rule In New Orleans (Hoodoo)
  • David Amram Jazz On Film (Moochin' About)
  • Earl King Come On (Not Now)
  • Earl King Let The Good Times Roll (Jasmine)
  • Ernie K-Doe Don't Kill My Groove (Play Back)
  • Faron Young Collection 1951-62 (Acrobat)
  • Five Satins Complete Releases 1954-62 (Acrobat)
  • Frankie Lee Sims Walking With Frankie (Jasmine)
  • Gatemouth Brown Gate Walks To Board (Hoodoo)
  • Howard Tate I've Learned It All The Hard Way (Play Back)
  • Ital Tek Hollowed (Planet Mu)
  • Joe Liggins The Greatest Hits 1945-57 (jasmine)
  • Kevin Morby Singing Saw (Dead Oceans)
  • Leos Janacek Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (Chandos)
  • Luther Dickinson Blues & Ballads (New West)
  • Magnificat Scattered Ashes (Linn)
  • Mal Waldron The Recordings 1956-57 (Enlightenment)
  • Mal Waldron The Recordings 1957-61 (Enlightenment)
  • Ralph Stanley The Complete Jessup Recordings (Real Gone Music)
  • Roy Milton The Greatest Hits 1946-61 (jasmine)
  • Sandy Denny I've Always Kept A Unicorn (UMC)
  • Sonny Rollins Live In Europe 1959 (EJC)
  • Uniques Absolute Rocksteady (Pressure Sounds)
  • VA Conductus Vol. 3 (Hyperion)
  • VA Head Rag Hop (JSP)
  • VA Hillbillies In Hell (Omni)
  • VA Jazz On Film: The New Wave II (Moochin' About)
  • VA Soul Awakening (HOS)
  • VA The Knoxville Sessions 1929-30 (Bear Family)
  • VA Wait For Me (East River)

Phil Overeem first trimester list:

  • - *Booker, James: Bayou Maharajah (film)
  • *Various Artists: Music of Morocco--Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959
  • *Veloso, Caetano, and Gilberto Gil: Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música--Multishow Live
  • Wills, Bob, and the Texas Playboys: Let's Play, Boys: Rediscovered Songs from Bob Wills' Personal Transcriptions

Jason Gubbels first quarter list:

  • Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Carnegie Deli [Ace Records]
  • Why the Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960 [Third Man]

Milo Miles 2015 list records I haven't heard:

  • Banda De Los Muertos: Banda De Los Muertos (Barbes)
  • Iris DeMent: The Trackless Woods (RedEye)
  • Houndstooth: No News From Home (No Quarter)
  • Soak: Before We Forget How to Dream (Rough Trade)
  • Jozef Van Wissem: Only Lovers Left Alive (ATP, 2014)

Chris Monsen EOY list records I haven't heard:

  • Detail: First Detail (1982, Rune Grammofon) [11]
  • Team Hegdal: Vol 3 (Particular) [37]

Ye Wei Blog 2016 EOY list records I haven't heard:

  • Bjork: Tri Angle Records Birthday DJ Set (soundcloud) [6]
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: It's a Holiday Soul Party (Daptone) [42]
  • Lilacs & Champagne: Midnight Features Vol 2: Made Flesh (Temporary Residence) [61]
  • J Rocc: Petestrumentals 2 Mix (Mello Music) [73]
  • Second Storey and Appleblim: Second Storey and Appleblim Present ALSO (R&S) [74]
  • Blawan: Hanging Out the Birds (Ternesc) [75]
  • Daniel Mahoney and Various Artists: Sunblind Almost Motorcrash (Spork) [76]
  • Ctrls: Users (Token Belgium) [78]
  • DJ BC/The Beastles: Ill Submarine (self-released) [79]
  • Verma: Mul.Apin (Trouble in Mind) [81]
  • Kid 606: Recollected Ambient Works Vol 1: Bored of Excitement (Tigerbeat6) [82]
  • Count Basie Orchestra: A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas! (Concord) [83]
  • Sabine Liebner: Scelsi: Suite 9 and 10 Per Pianoforte (Wergo) [84]
  • White Rainbow: 21 Exoticism ESCAP (Leaving) [87]
  • 207 & Kodin: 6 Block (Macabre Unit -EP)
  • The Atom Age: Hot Shame (Asian Man)

Ye Wei Blog reissues I haven't heard:

  • Johnny Winter/James Cotton/Muddy Waters: Boston Music Hall 1977 (Echoes) [1]
  • 60 Songs From the Cramps' Crazy Collection: The Incredibly Strange Music Box (Righteous) [2]
  • Lefty Frizzell: The Complete Columbia Recording Sessions Vol 1: 1950-1951 (Columbia/Legacy) [4]
  • George Jones: Complete Starday and Mercury Singles 1954-62 (Acrobat) [6]
  • BB King: Complete Recordings 1949-1962 (Enlightenment) [7]
  • Elmore James: The Complete Singles As and Bs 1951-62 (Acrobat) [9]
  • The Three Johns: Volume (Virtual Label) [10]
  • Groove and Grind: Rare Soul (Rockbeat) [11]
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street-Band: Nassau Coliseum, 1980 (self-released) [12]
  • The Spaniels: Complete Releases 1953-62 (Acrobat) [13]
  • Howlin' Wolf: Killing Floor Live 1964-1973 (Rockbeat) [14]
  • Harmonia: Documents 1975 (Gronland) [15]
  • Thomas Mapfumo: Lion Songs: Essential Tracks in the Making of Zimbabwe (Lion Songs) [16]
  • Laraaji: Ambient 3: Day of Radiance (Glitterbeat) [17]
  • Lost Without You: The Best of Kent Ballads 2 (Ace) [18]
  • The Vulgar Boatmen: You and Your Sister (TimeChange) [19]
  • Syl Johnson: The Complete Twinight Singles (Numero Uno) [20]
  • Clifford Brown: 13 Classic Albums: 1954-1960 (Enlightenment) [21]
  • Rev Edward W Clayborn: I Have a Home in the Sky (Death Is Not the End) [22]
  • Half Japanese: Volume Two: 1987-1989 (Fire) [24]
  • A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding in Your Mind): The Wizards of Oz: Compiled and Mixed by the Amorphous Androgynous (Festival Australia) [25]
  • Jill Scott: Golden Moments (Hidden Beach) [26]
  • John Cooper Clarke: Anthologia (Sony) [27]
  • This Heat: Deceit (Light in the Attic) [28]
  • Sun City Girls: Torch of the Mystics (Abduction) [29]
  • Laraaji: All in One Peace (Leaving/Stones Throw) [30]
  • Eden [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Hamburger) [32]
  • Raydio: Raydio (Funky Town Grooves) [33]
  • A Better Cure: A Brief History of the Okeh Laughing Record & Its Progeny 1906-1946 (Canary) [34]
  • Percussions: 2011 Until 2014 (Text) [35]
  • Bobby Bare: Cowboys and Daddies (Legacy) [36]
  • Jordan De La Sierra: Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose (Numero Group) [37]
  • Legends of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years of County Records (County) [38]
  • Funeral Dance in the Mountains: Rural Percussion (and Vocal) Ethnographic Recordings From Southeast Asia (Canary) [39]
  • The Eternal Dream System (Dream) [41]
  • Jerry Butler: The Soul of Jerry Butler (Not Now) [42]
  • Ork Records: Complete Singles (Numero Group) [43]

Downbeat 2016 ballot picks I haven't heard:

  • Kenny Burrell, The Road to Love (High Note) [-]
  • George Cables, In Good Company (High Note) [-]
  • Marc Copeland, Xenith (Innervoice) [-]
  • Joey DeFrancesco, Trip Mode (High Note) [-]
  • Al Di Meola, Elsyium (Valiana/Songsurfer) [-]
  • Peter Erskine, Dr. Um (Fuzzy Music) [-]
  • Daniel Freedman, Imagine That (Anzic) [-]
  • Tom Harrell, First Impressions (High Note) [-]
  • Ari Hoenig, Pauper & The Magician (Ah-ha) [-]
  • Koppel+Colley+Blade Collective, Koppel+Colley+Blade Collective (ArtistShare) [-]
  • John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension, Black Light (Abstract Logix) [-]
  • Roscoe Mitchell, Celebrating Fred Anderson (Nessa) [-]
  • Mike Moreno, Lotus (World Culture Music) [-]
  • Ed Palermo Big Band, One Child Left Behind (Cuneiform) [-]
  • Jeremy Pelt, #Jiveculture (HighNote) [-]
  • The Power Quintet, High Art (HighNote) [-]
  • Pete Rodriguez, El Conde Negro (Destiny) [-]
  • Antonio Sánchez, The Meridian Suite (CAM Jazz) [-]
  • Antonio Sánchez, Three Times Three (CAM Jazz) [-]
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts, Blue, Vol. 1 (Dark Key) [-]