Music Tracking 2017

These are 2017 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 (usually taken from AMG).

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

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New Releases

  • !!!: Shake the Shudder (Warp) [05-19] - dance punk
  • 03 Greedo: First Night Out (Golden Grenade Empire/Drummer Gang) [10-20] - r&b
  • 03 Greedo: Money Changes Everything (Golden Grenade Empire) [07-04] - hip-hop
  • 03 Greedo: Purple Summer 03 (self-released) [07-26] - hip-hop
  • 1-OAK: Riding in Cars With Girls (self-released) [04-28] - hip-hop
  • 2 Chainz: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (Def Jam) [06-16] - hip-hop [*]
  • 3Divas: 3Divas (Diva) [03-21] - jazz
  • 3teeth: Shutdown.exe () [05-19]
  • 21 Savage: Issa Album (Slaughter Gang/Epic) [07-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin: Without Warning (Epic) [10-31] - hip-hop [*]
  • 23RedAnts: Nothing Here Is What It Seems (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • 36 Crazyfists: Lanterns (Spinefarm) [09-29] - metal
  • '68: Two Parts Viper (Cooking Vinyl) [06-02]
  • 79rs Gang: Dead and Gone/Wrong Part of Town (Urban Unrest -EP)
  • 311: Mosaic (BMG) [06-23] - alt rock
  • : Basement Sessions Vol. 4 (The Bali Tapes) (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Snoh Aalegra: Feels (Artium) [10-20] - r&b
  • Greg Abate/Tim Ray Trio: Road to Forever (Whaling City Sound) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind) [11-10] - jazz [**]
  • John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming (ECM) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Simultonality (Eremite) [04-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Abstract Orchestra: Dilla (ATA) [06-30]
  • Acceptance: Colliding by Design (Rise) [02-24] - alt/indie
  • Accidentals: Odyssey (Masterworks) [08-18]
  • Ackercocke: Renaissance in Extremis (Peaceville) [08-25] - metal
  • Poppy Ackroyd: Sketches (One Little Indian) [08-04]
  • Actress: AZD (Ninja Tune) [04-14] - electronica [*]
  • AD and Sorry Jaynari: Last of the '80s ()
  • Ryan Adams: Prisoner (Blue Note) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Tom Adams: Silence (Kowloon) [05-05] - pop
  • Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido: From Rio to Wayne Shorter (AAM) [04-07] - jazz [B]
  • Adrift for Days: A Sleepless Grey (Art as Catharsis) [06-06] - alt/indie
  • Adult: Detroit House Guests (Mute) [03-17] - electronic
  • Adult Mom: Soft Spots (Tiny Engines) [05-19] - rock
  • Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman: Triple Fat Lice (Stones Throw -EP) [08-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • The Afghan Whigs: In Spades (Sub Pop) [05-05] - alt rock
  • AFI: AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Johan Agebjorn/Mikael Ogren: We Never Came to the White Sea (Spotted Peccary) [02-10] - electronic
  • Agent Bla: Agent Blue (Kanine) [06-09] - indie rock
  • A-Ha: MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (Island) [10-06] - pop
  • The Ahern Brothers: The Ahern Brothers (self-released) [06-23] - folk
  • Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse (Naim) [05-12] - jazz [**]
  • Jhene Aiko: Trip (Def Jam) [09-22] - r&b
  • Sonia Aimy: Nigerian Spirit (self-released) - African
  • Laura Ainsworth: New Vintage (Eclectus) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Lydia Ainsworth: Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus) [03-31] - art pop
  • Airiel: Molten Young Lovers (Shelflife)
  • Akademie fur Alte Musik: Berlin-Telemann: Concerti Per Molti Stromenti (Harmonia Mundi) [04-21] - classical
  • Ryoko Akama: Places and Pages (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Akatombo: Short Fuse (Alt.Vinyl) [03-27]
  • Noel Akchote: All I Have To (Solo Series) (self-released) - jazz
  • Noel Akchote: Complete Recordings (Plays Anthony Braxton) (self-released) - jazz
  • Noel Akchote: Fallacious (self-released) [04-11] - jazz
  • Noel Akchote/Brad Jones: Circle Round (self-released) [03-29] - jazz
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2CD) [06-09] - jazz [*]
  • Akmee: Neptun (Nakama) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Fatima Al Qadiri: Shaneera (Hyperdub -EP) [10-13] - bass music [B]
  • Ala Ni: You & I (No Format) [06-01]
  • Lauren Alaina: Road Less Traveled (Interscope) [01-27] - country
  • Olivier Alary: Pieces for Sine Wave Oscillators (Line) [06-09] - electronic
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge: Faster and Farther (Mountain Home Music) [02-10] - country
  • Lesa Aldridge/Ross Johnson: Lesa & Ross (The Great Pop Supplement) [-2016] - rock
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn (Saponegro) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Alex & Digby: For My Process (Flash as a Rat) [06-22] - minimal
  • Eric Alexander: Song of No Regrets (HighNote) [11-24] - jazz
  • Joey Alexander: Joey Monk Live! (Motema) [09-29] - jazz
  • Rahim AlHaj: Letters From Iraq (Smithsonian Folkways) - Arabic
  • Al Namrood: Enkar (Shaytan Productions)
  • Ala Ni: You & I (Missing Piece Group) - jazz
  • Carol Albert: Fly Away Butterfly (Cahara) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Alfa Mist: Antiphon (self-released) [03-03] - jazz
  • Alfjors: Demons 1 (Shhpuma) - jazz [**]
  • Algiers: The Underside of Power (Matador) [06-23] - post-punk [B]
  • Wali Ali: To Be (Mendicant) - jazz [**]
  • Don Aliquo: Fathers & Sons (MCG Jazz) [01-20] - jazz
  • All Our Exes Live in Texas: When We Fail (ABC) [03-03]
  • All Them Witches: Sleeping Through the War (New West) [02-24] - stoner rock
  • All Time Low: Last Young Renegade (Fueled by Ramen) [06-02] - pop rock
  • Lina Allemano's Titanium Rot: Squish It! (Lumo) - jazz
  • JD Allen: Radio Flyer (Savant) [06=02] - jazz
  • Tony Allen: A Tribute to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note -EP) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tony Allen: The Source (Blue Note) [09-08] - jazz [**]
  • Ellen Allien: Nost (BPitch Control) [05-12] - electronic
  • Ben Allison and Think Free: Layers of the City (Sonic Camera) [06-27] - jazz
  • Gregg Allman: Southern Blood (New Rounder) [09-08]
  • Fabian Almazan: Alcanza (Biophilia) [06-02] - jazz [B-]
  • Goncalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco: The Attic (NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Alphaxone and Donny Darko: Forsaken (Cyro Chamber) [08-22] - electronic
  • Alt-J: Relaxer (Atlantic) [06-02] - art pop
  • Altered Natives: The Black Album (Eye 4 Eye) [11-11]
  • Anna Altman: Freightliner (Exploding in Sound)
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow (Not Two) [07-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Alvvays: Antisocialites (Polyvinyl) [09-08] - alt/indie [**]
  • Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion (Because Music) [09-22] - African
  • Sam Amidon: The Following Mountain (Nonesuch) [05-28]
  • AM Static: Rise & Shine (-) [06-02]
  • The Amazons: The Amazons (Fiction) [05-26]
  • Amelia Airhorn: The Knocks & Skylar Spence Present Amelia Airhorn (self-released) [06-19] - funk/soul
  • Amine: Good for You (Motown) [07-28] - alt hip-hop
  • Siavash Amini: Tar (Hallow Ground) [06-09]
  • Sebastien Ammann: Color Wheel (Skirl) - jazz [A-]
  • Amnesia Scanner: As Truth (Mixtape) (self-released) [02-02] - UK bass
  • Chino Amobi: Paradiso (NON) [06-06] - electronic [B]
  • Amok Amor [Christian Lillinger/Petter Eldh/Wanja Slavin/Peter Evans]: We Know Not What We Do (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Tori Amos: Native Invader (Decca) [09-08] - baroque pop
  • Amp Fiddler: Amp Dog Knights (Mahogan Music) [11-10]
  • AMP Trio: Three (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • Ancient Methods: The First Siren (Persephonic Sirens -EP) [01-20]
  • Thomas Anderson: My Songs Are the House I Live In (Out There) [09-08] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • John Andrews & the Yawns: Bad Posture (Woodsist) [03-10]
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra: Vula (Alien Transistor) [07-07] - J
  • Anemone [Peter Evans/John Butcher/Frederic Blondy/Clayton Thomas/Paul Lovens]: A Wing Dissolved in Light (NoBusiness) [03-00] - jazz [***]
  • Jason Anick & Jason Yeager: United (Inner Circle Music) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Anjou: Epithymia (Kranky) [03-24]
  • Lotte Anker: Plodi (Klopotec) - jazz
  • Anna of the North: Lovers (Different) [09-06] - pop/rock
  • Anohni: Paradise (Secretly Canadian -EP) [03-17] - art pop
  • Bill Anschell: Rumbler (Origin) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Antibalas: Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone) [09-15]
  • Antietam: Intimations of Immortality (Motorific Sounds) [09-08] - rock
  • Antwood: Sponsored Content (Planet Mu) [09-08] - electronic
  • Annie Anxiety: Soul Possession (Dais) [01-06]
  • Aosoth: V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia) [11-17] - metal
  • Erlend Apneseth Trio: Ara (Hubro) [09-17] - jazz
  • William Appling: Scott Joplin: The Complete Rags Waltez and Marches (WASO) [03-29] - classical
  • Aquaserge: Laisse Ca Etre (Almost Musique) [02-03]
  • Aquilo: Silhouettes (Island) [01-27] - chamber pop
  • Arca: Arca (XL) [04-07] - electronic [B]
  • Arcade Fire: Everything Now (Columbia) [07-28] - alt-indie rock [A-]
  • The Arcana: Lemon Freddy Phanton of the Sky (DSO) [11-24] - rock
  • Amber Arcades: Cannonball (Heavenly -EP) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Arcane Roots: Melancholia Hymns (Easy Life) [09-15] - post-hardcore
  • Ricardo Arjona: Circo Soledad ()
  • Ellen Arkbro: For Organ and Brass (Subtext) [04-17]
  • Tim Armacost: Time Being (Whirlwind) [02-24] - jazz
  • Juliette Armanet: Petite Amie (Barclay) [04-07] - indie pop
  • Dag Arnesen Trio: Pentagon Tapes (Losen) [01-06] - jazz
  • Dayme Arocena: Cubafonia (Brownswood) [03-10] - Latin
  • Artificial Brain: Infrared Horizon (Profound Lore) [04-21] - death metal
  • A$AP Ferg: Still Striving (RCA) [08-18] - hip-hop
  • A$AP Mob: Cozy Tapes Vol 2: Too Cozy (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA) [08-25] - hip-hop
  • A$AP Twelvyy: 12 (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds) [08-04] - hip-hop
  • Asking Alexandria: Asking Alexandria (Sumerian) [12-15] - alt rock
  • At the Drive-In: In-ter A-li-a (Rise) [05-05] - post-hardcore
  • Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock) [07-21] [B]
  • Felicia Atkinson: Hand in Hand (Shelter Press) [05-04]
  • Shinichi Atobe: From the Heart It's a Start Work of Art (DDS) [05-12] - electronic
  • Atomic: Six Easy Pieces (Odin) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Attias Quartet: Nerve Dance (Clean Feed) [03-10] - jazz [***]
  • Au Ra: Cultivations (Felte)
  • Auction for the Promise Club: Silence (Zen 10)
  • Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [06-02] - singer-songwriter
  • August Burns Red: Phantom Anthem (Fearless) [10-06] - metalcore
  • Austra: Future Politics (Domino) [01-20] - synthpop
  • Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche: Pas Pire Pop I Love You So Much (Constellation) [01-20] - krautrock
  • Avenged Sevenfold: The Stage (Capitol) [12-22] - heavy metal
  • Timothy Seth Avett as Darling: IV (Ramseur) [03-31]
  • Ayreon: The Source (Music Theories Recordings) [04-28] - prog rock
  • Cardi B: Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 2 (KSR) [01-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Babe: Kiss & Tell (Kartel Music Group) [04-28]
  • Babx: Ascensions (Bisonbison) [05-26]
  • Baby in Vain: More Nothing (Partisan) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Backwards Dancer: Backwards Dancer (Equal Vision) [03-03]
  • Bad Breeding: Divide (La Vida Es Un Mus) [04-07]
  • Bad History Month: Dead and Loving It: An Introductory Exploration of Pessimysticism (Exploding in Sound)
  • Joey Badass: All-Amerikkkan Badass (Pro Era/Cinematic) [04-14] - hip-hop [A-]
  • BadBadNotGood: LateNightTales (LateNightTales) [07-28] - jazz
  • Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S: Plucky Strum Departure (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [*]
  • Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires: Youth Detention (Don Giovanni) [06-30] - rock
  • Caiti Baker: Zinc (Perambulator) [10-06]
  • Julien Baker: Turn Out the Lights (Matador) [10-27] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Unapologetically (Black River) [11-03] - country pop
  • Ballister: Slag (Aerophonic) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Ballister: Low Level Stink (Dropa Disc) [05-02] - jazz
  • Ballrogg [Klaus Ellerhusen Holm/Roger Arntzen/Ivar Grydeland]: Abaft the Beam (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • J Balvin: Energia Lado B (Universal Music Latin) [06-24] - reggaeton
  • Heather Bambrick: You'll Never Know (self-released) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • The Band of Heathens: Duende (BOH) [01-13] - country
  • Banda Magda: Tigre (GroundUP Music) - [*]
  • David Banner: The God Box (A Banner Vision) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Bansheebeat: Techno Deluxe (Attack the Music) [03-27]
  • Denys Baptiste: The Late Trane (Edition) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Amina Baraka: Amina Baraks & the Red Microphone (ESP-Disk) [06-30] - jazz
  • Louise Baranger: Louise Baranger Plays the Great American Groove Book (Summit) [11-16] - jazz [B]
  • Diego Barber: One Minute Later (Sunnyside) [05-19] - jazz
  • Rahsaan Barber: The Music in the Night (Jazz Music City) [11-03] - jazz [**]
  • Caterina Barbieri: Patterns of Consciousness (Important) [04-21]
  • Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasms (BJU) [09-29] - jazz [***]
  • Bardo Pond: Under the Pines (Fire) - psychedelic rock [B]
  • Bobby Bare: Things Change (BFD) [05-26] - country
  • Bargou 08: Targ (Glitterbeat) [02-17] - [**]
  • Sophie Barker: Break the Habit (Disco Gecko) [01-13]
  • Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice (Matador) [10-13] - folk rock [*]
  • The Barr Brothers: Queens of the Breakers (Secret City) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Joao Barradas: Directions (Inner Circle Music) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Bartels & the Stoney Lonesomes: The Devil God & Me (self-released) [09-23]
  • Susanna Bartilla: The Look of Love: Songs of the Sixties (self-released) - jazz
  • Bash & Pop: Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum) [01-20] - alt/indie
  • The Basics: Basic Rhythm (Type)
  • William Basinski: A Shadow in Time (Temporary Residence) [01-20] - electronic [B]
  • Django Bates: Saluting Sgt Pepper (Edition) [07-07] - jazz [B]
  • Django Bates' Beloved: The Study of Touch (ECM) [11-03] - jazz [*]
  • Baths: Romaplasm (Anticon) [11-17] - glitch pop
  • Mario Batkovic: Mario Batkovic (Veruston) [04-10] - jazz
  • The Bats: The Deep Set (Flying Nun) [02-03]
  • Stefano Battaglia: Pelagos (ECM) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • John Baumann: Proving Grounds (Golden Spread) [06-09] - country
  • Darcy Baylis: Intimacy & Isolation (Downtime) [02-17]
  • David Bazan: Care (Underflow) [03-07] - indie rock
  • BBC Radiophonie Workshop: Burials in Several Earths (Room 13) [05-19] - electronic
  • B-Boys: Dada (Captured Tracks) [05-19] - alt/indie
  • Beach Fossils: Somersault (Bayonet) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Beaches: Second of Spring (Chapter Music) [07-08]
  • The Beaches: The Late Show (Universal Canada) [10-13] - indie rock
  • Beans: Wolves of the World (Tygr Rawwk) [03-31] - hip-hop
  • Emily Bear Trio: Into the Blue (Edston) - jazz
  • Bearthoven: Trios (Cantaloupe Music) - experimental
  • John Beasley: MONK'estra Vol 2 (Mack Avenue) [09-01] - jazz [B]
  • Beastie Respond: Information City (Foul-Up) [09-00] - electronic
  • BeatKing: Astroworld 2 (C3Entertainment/BreatKing Made This Sh-t) [05-31] - hip-hop
  • Doug Beavers: Art of the Arrangement (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Beck: Colors (Capitol) [10-13] - alt dance [B]
  • Gerald Beckett: Oblivion (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • Bed Wettin' Bad Boys: Rot (What's Your Rupture?) [11-10] - indie rock
  • Bedouine: Bedouine (Spacebomb) [06-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Beholder: Claim No Native Land (self-released) [04-03] - jazz
  • Burkhard Beins/Lucio Capece/Martin Kuchen/Paul Vogel: Fracture Mechanics (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Andrea Belfi: Ore (Float) [05-26]
  • Mary Bell: LP (Le Turc Mecanique) [01-03]
  • Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) [10-20] - doom metal
  • Belle Haven: You Me and Everything in Between (Cooking Vinyl) [06-16] - metal
  • Belly: Mumble Rap (Def Jam) [10-06] - hip-hop
  • Dave Bennett: Blood Moon (Mack Avenue) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Richard X Bennett: Experiments With Truth (Ropeadope) - jazz [**]
  • Richard X Bennett: What Is Now (Ropeadope) - jazz [**]
  • Han Bennink Trio: Adelante (ICP) [02-00] - jazz
  • Sheryl Bentyne: Rearrangements of Shadows: The Music of Stephen Sondheim (ArtistShare) - jazz [B-]
  • Anders Bergcrantz: Soulfully Yours (Vanguard Music Boulevard) [02-01] - jazz
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals (ECM) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Ernaldo Bernocchi: Rosebud (RareNoise) [12-08] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Bernstein: Signs LIVE! (Smoke Sessions) [07-28] - jazz [**]
  • Ignacio Berroa Trio: Straight Ahead From Havana (Codes Drum Music) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Chuck Berry: Chuck (Dualtone) [06-09] - rock & roll [A-]
  • Cindy Lee Berryhill: The Adventurist (Omnivore)
  • Johan Berthling/Martin Kuchen/Steve Noble: Threnody at the Gates (Trost) - jazz
  • David Bertrand: Palmyra & Other Places (Blujazz) [11-07] - jazz [*]
  • Girma Beyene & Akale Wube: Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on Purpose (Buda Musique) [01-13] - African [A-]
  • Gianni Bianchini: Type I (self-released) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Bibio: Phantom Brickworks (Warp) [11-03] - ambient [B]
  • Carlos Bica & Azul: More Than This (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Bicep: Bicep (Ninja Tune) [09-01] - breakbeat [**]
  • Big Big Train: Grimspound (Giant Electric Pea) [04-28] - prog rock
  • Big Boi: Boomiverse (Epic) [06-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Big Bold Back Bone: In Search of the Emerging Species (Shhpuma) [07-07] - jazz [B]
  • Big KRIT: 4eva Is a Mightly Long Time (BMG) [10-27] - hip-hop [***]
  • Big Mean Sound Machine: Runnin' for the Ghost (Peace & Rhythm/Black Slate) [04-07]
  • The Big Moon: Love in the 4th Dimension (Columbia) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Big Sean: I Decided (GOOD/Def Jam) [02-03] - hip-hop
  • Big Thief: Capacity (Saddle Creek) [06-09] - rock [**]
  • Big Walnuts Yonder: Big Walnuts Yonder (Sargent House) [05-05] - alt/indie
  • Steve Bilodeau: The Sun Through the Rain (self-released) [06-06] - jazz [*]
  • Bing & Ruth: No Home of the Mind (4AD) [02-17] - ambient
  • Binker and Moses: Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox) [06-02]
  • David Binney: The Time Verses (Criss Cross) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • Biogen: Halogen Continues (Trip) [06-00] - electronic
  • Benjamin Biolay: Volver (Barclay) [05-19] -
  • Scott H Biram: The Bad Testament (Bloodshot) [02-24] - alt country [**]
  • Andrew Bird: Echolocations: River (Wegawarm) [10-06] - alt/indie
  • Jeb Bishop/Matthias Muller/Matthias Muche: Konzert fur Hannes (Not Two) - jazz
  • Jeb Bishop and Dan Ruccia: Scratch Slice Jag (Out & Gone Music) - jazz
  • Bitchin Bajas: Bajas Fresh (Drag City) [11-17]
  • Biters: The Future Aint What It Used to Be (Earache) [05-19]
  • Bjork: Utopia (One Little Indian) [11-24] - folktronica [*]
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim Triad: Beyond (Eclipse) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim Ecstasy: Doors of Perception (Cuneiform) [10-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Jim Black/Oskar Gudjonsson/Elias Stemeseder/Chris Tordini: Mala Mute (Intakt) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan) [04-21] - psychedelic rock
  • Black Anvil: As Was (Relapse) [01-13] - black metal
  • The Black Butterflies: Luisa (self-released) - jazz
  • Black Cilice: Banished From Time (Iron Bonehead) - black metal
  • Black Country Communion: BCCIV (Mascot) [09-22] - hard rock
  • Black Gardenia: Lucky Star (self-released) [10-13] - jazz
  • Black Grape: Pop Voodoo (Commercial Marketing)
  • Black Hat: Impossible World (Hansu Mountain) [09-22] - electronic
  • Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti or God's Art (Vice) [05-05] - garage rock [*]
  • The Black Madonna: RA.600 (Resident Advisor) [11-27] -
  • Black Moon: Enta Da Stage: The Remixes (Fat Beats) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Black Sabbath: The End: 4 February 2017 Birmingham (Eagle) [11-17] - heavy metal
  • Black Shape: Doom Room (Tiptop Audio) [01-02] - electronic
  • Black Star Riders: Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast) [02-03] -
  • The Black Watch: The Gospel According to John (Eskimo) [04-21]
  • Blackfield: Blackfield V (Kscope) [02-10] - alt rock
  • Blackfoot Gypsies: To the Top (Plowboy) [04-14] - rock
  • Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band: Body and Shadow (Blue Note) [11-10] - jazz [B-]
  • Blaenavon: That's Your Lot (Atlantic) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF: Cascades (Arts & Crafts) [03-15] - ambient
  • Ran Blake & Kresten Osgood: The Dorothy Wallace Suite (ILK Music) [10-20] - jazz
  • Robt Sarazin Blake: Recitative (Same Room -2CD) [04-07] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Terence Blanchard: The Comedian (Blue Note) [02-03] - jazz
  • Sebastian Blanck: Likeness (110 Editions) [04-04]
  • Sebastian Blanck: Convince Me (110 Editions) [06-16]
  • Blanck Mass: World Eater (Sacred Bones) [03-03] - experimental [*]
  • Blank Statements: Signs Are Rampant ()
  • Karl Blau: Out Her Space (Bella Union) [11-17] - alt/indie
  • Bleachers: Gone Now (RCA) [06-02] - indie pop [*]
  • Theo Bleckmann: Elegy (ECM) [01-27] - jazz [*]
  • Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman (Capitol) [04-28] - r&b [***]
  • Blind Man's Band: Blind Man's Band (Insula Jazz) - jazz
  • Blindflug: Without Doubt (self-released) - jazz
  • Blis: No One Loves You (Sargent House) [10-06] - alt/indie
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Heart Knows (Fresh Sound New Talent) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • Blois: Lake (Quinton's Fun)
  • Blondie: Pollinator (BMG) [05-05] - pop rock [B]
  • Blood Command: Cult Drugs (Fysisk Format) [04-28]
  • Blood Sun Circle: Distorted Forms (-) [05-30]
  • Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline -2CD) [09-08] - jazz [***]
  • Kath Bloom: This Dream of Life (Caldo Verde) [03-10]
  • Blu & Exile: In the Beginning: Before the Heavens (Dirty Science/Fat Beats) [10-20] - hip-hop
  • Blue Hawaii: Tenderness (Arbutus) [10-06] - dance
  • Blue Iverson: Hotep (World Music Group) [04-11] - electronic
  • Blue Note All Stars: Our Point of View (Blue Note -2CD) [09-23] - jazz [**]
  • Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra: Live at the Bird's Eye (self-released) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • Blue Rose Code: The Water of Leith (Navigator) [10-27] - folk
  • Dean Blunt & Joanne Robertson: Wahalla (Textile) [09-00] - nu metal
  • Blushh + Maddie Ross: Split (self-released -EP) [11-16] [**]
  • BMX Bandits: BMX Bandits Forever (Elefant) [05-19]
  • BNNT: The Multiverse (Instant Classic) [10-10] - noise
  • BNQT: Volume 1 (Dualtone/Bella Union) [04-28] - indie rock
  • BoB: Ether (Empire) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Jon Boden: Afterglow (Hudson) [10-13] - folk
  • Body Count: Bloodlust (Century Media) [03-31] - rap metal [***]
  • Bohemian Trio: Okonkolo (Innova) [01-20] - jazz
  • Bokante: Strange Circles (GroundUP Music) [06-09] -
  • Bomba Estereo: Ayo (Sony Music Latin) [08-11] - Latin [**]
  • Boneshaker: Thinking Out Loud (Trost) [09-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (A Woody Hollow) [06-02]
  • Jean-Francois Bonnel and His Swinging Jazz Cats: With Thanks to Benny Carter (Arbors) [01-07] - jazz [**]
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Best Troubador (Drag City) [05-05] - pop/rock
  • Bonobo: Migration (Ninja Tune) [01-13] - downtempo
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: The Bigger Artist (Highbridge the Label) [09-29] - hip-hop
  • Benjamin Booker: Witness (ATO) [06-02] - garage rock [***]
  • Boosegumps: On the Way to Meet You (Birdtapes)
  • Borderlands Trio [Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson]: Asteroidea (10-15) [Intakt] - A-
  • Leila Bordreuil & Zach Rowden: Hollow (No Rent) - jazz
  • Boris: Dear (Sargent House) [07-14] - sludge metal
  • Boss Hog: Brood X (In the Red) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Botanist: Collective: The Shape of He to Come (Avantgarde Music) [09-01]
  • Boucle Infinie: ???? (self-released -EP) [11-24] - electronic
  • Francois Bourassa Quartet: Number 9 (Effendi) [10-27] - jazz
  • Joe Bourne: Upbeat and Sweet (Summit) - jazz [C]
  • Matthew Bourne: Isotach (Leaf Label) [08-18] - jazz
  • Tim Bowness: Lost in the Ghost Light (Inside Out Music) [02-17]
  • Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano: Everything (Erased Tapes) [04-25] - modern classical
  • Danielle Bradbery: I Don't Believe We've Met (Big Machine) [12-01] - country
  • Geof Bradfield: Birdhoused (Cellar Live) [08-18] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Bradford/Hafez Modirzadeh: Live at the Magic Triangle (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams (ECM) [10-00] - jazz [**]
  • Brainwaltzera: Poly-Ana (FILM) [09-29] - IDM
  • Cory Branan: Adios (Bloodshot) [04-07] - Americana
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Michelle Branch: Hopeless Romantic (Verve) [04-07] - alt/indie
  • Brand New: Science Fiction (Procrastinate! Music Traitors) [08-17] - indie rock [B]
  • Brand X: But Wait . . . There's More!/Live (self-released) - jazz
  • Brandon Can't Dance: Graveyard of Good Times (Lucky Number) [01-13] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something (Erased Tapes) [03-24]
  • Helmut Brandt Orchestra: Spree Coast Jazz (Sonorama) [06-16] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: Solo (Victoriaville) 2017 (Victo) [10-12] - jazz
  • Tamar Braxton: Bluebird of Happiness (Tamartianland) [09-29] - r&b
  • Sam Braysher With Michael Kanan: Golden Earrings (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [***]
  • Breakfast Muff: Eurgh! (Amour Foo) [07-07]
  • Goran Bregovic: Three Letters From Sarajevo (Universal) [10-06]
  • Bridal Shower: Negatives (Glasseater) [06-09]
  • Kati Briens Dream Band: Happy Music (self-released) [03-15] - jazz
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger in the Alps (Dead Oceans) [09-22] - indie folk [*]
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis . . . Yes I'm Ready (Okeh) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • British Sea Power: Let the Dancers Inherit the Party (Golden Chariot/Caroline) [03-31] - indie rock
  • Brix & the Extricated: Part 2 (Blang) [09-22] - post-punk
  • Alan Broadbent With the London Metropolitan Orchestra: Developing Story (Eden River) [06-30] - jazz
  • Broadside: Paradise (Victory) [06-16] - pop punk
  • Brockhampton: Saturation (Question Everything/Empire) [06-09] - hipp-hop [*]
  • Brockhampton: Saturation II (Question Everything/Empire) [08-25] - alt hip-hop [**]
  • Brockhampton: Saturation III (Question Everything/Empire) [12-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Broken English Club: The English Beach (LIES) [08-18] - electronic
  • Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder (City Slang) [07-07] - indie rock
  • Vilhelm Bromanders Initiativ: Allt at Alla (Signal and Sound) - jazz
  • Action Bronson: Blue Chips 7000 (Vice/Atlantic) [08-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Bronx: V (ATO) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley in C (Northern Spy) [10-06] - world
  • JC Brooks: The Neon Jungle (Rock Ridge Music) [04-07] - r&b
  • Brooks Prumo Orchestra: Pass the Bounce (self-released) [12-12] - jazz
  • Brot & Sterne: Tales of Herbst (Traumton) [03-03] - jazz
  • Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life (Rhymesayers) [05-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Brother Brothers: Tugboats EP (self-released -EP) [01-27] - country [B-]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh: Sex Tape (Trost) [05-01] - jazz [B-]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love: Live in Tel Aviv (Not Two) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Brovold & Jamie Saft: Serenity Knolls (Rare Noise) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Apollo Brown & Planet Asia: Anchovies (Mello Music Group) [08-25] - hip-hop
  • Carlinhos Brown: Semelhantes (Candyall Music) [11-24] - pop
  • Chastity Brown: Silhouette of Sirens (Red House) [05-19]
  • Harriet Brown: Contact (Innovation Leisure) [04-21]
  • Zac Brown Band: Welcome Home (Elektra) [05-12] - country
  • Kyle Bruckmann's Degradient: Dear Everyone (Not Two -2CD) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country (Capitol) [12-08] - country
  • Bryan and the Aardvarks: Sounds From the Deep Field (Biophilia) [04-28] - jazz [B-]
  • Don Bryant: Don't Give Up on Love (Fat Possum) [05-12] - funk/soul [*]
  • BTS: Loe Yourself - Her (Bit Hit -EP) [09-18] - K-pop
  • Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (Atlantic) [06-09]
  • Buffalo Jazz Octet: Live at Pausa Art House (Cadence Jazz) - jazz [A-]
  • The Bug vs Earth: Concrete Desert (Ninja Tune) [03-24] - electronic
  • Jake Bugg: Hearts That Strain (EMI) [09-01] - alt/indie
  • Bully: Losing (Sub Pop) [10-20] - alt/indie [**]
  • Enrique Bunbury: Expectativas (Warner Music Spain) [10-20] - pop
  • Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2: Star Stuff (Company) [03-31] - psychedelic pop
  • Molly Burch: Please Be Mind (Captured Tracks) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Burial: Subtemple/Beachfires (Hyperdub -EP) [05-26] - electronic [B]
  • Burning Ghosts: Reclamation (Tzadik) - jazz [***]
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: All You Zombies Dig the Luminosity (Avant Groidd) [05-11] - jazz-funk [***]
  • Kate Bush: Before the Dawn () [12-02] - art pop
  • Business of Dreams: Business of Dreams (Parked in Hell) [02-02] - indie pop
  • John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders: Last Dream of the Morning (Relative Pitch) [08-04] - jazz
  • John Butcher/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: The Catastrophe of Minimalism (Ballance Point Acoustics) - jazz [**]
  • The Buttertones: Gravedigging (Innovative Leisure) [03-31] - surf rock
  • Buzz Kill: Chrome (Burning Rose)
  • Chris Byars: The Music of Frank Strozier (SteepleChase) [01-01] - jazz [**]
  • Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing) [01-27] - folk [**]
  • Cabbage: Young Dumb and Full of . . . (Skeleton Key) [01-06]
  • Cable Ties: Cable Ties (Poison City) [05-26] - indie rock
  • Caddywhompus: Odd Hours (Inflated) [04-14] - alt/indie
  • The Cadillac Three: Legacy (Big Machine) [08-25] - country
  • Daniel Caesar: Freudian (Golden Child) [08-26] - r&b [*]
  • Cafe Tacuba: Jei Beibi (Melotron) [05-05] - art rock
  • Sera Cahoone: From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner) [03-24] - singer-songwriter
  • The Cairo Gang: Untouchable (Drag City) [03-24]
  • Calibre: Grow (The Nothing Special -16) [12-23-2016] - electronic
  • Calico the Band: Under Blue Skies (California Country) [09-15]
  • Caligula's Horse: In Contact (InsideOut) [09-15] - metal
  • Call Super: Arpo (Houndstooth) [11-10] - techno [A-]
  • Kirin J Callinan: Bravado (EMI) [06-09] - alt/indie
  • Jonas Cambien/Adrian Myhr: Simiskina (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Alex Cameron: Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Camille: Oui (Balulalo) [06-02] - jazz
  • Michel Camilo: Live in London (Redondo Music) [11-16] - jazz
  • Camp Howard: Juice EP (EggHunt -EP) [05-12] - alt/indie
  • Wednesday Campanella: Superman (Atlantic) [02-08] - J-pop
  • Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Contraband Love (Red House) [09-15] - country
  • Peter Campbell: Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Chantae Cann: Sol Empowered (Atlanta) [10-13] - jazz
  • Laura Cannell: Hunter Huntress Hawker (Brawl) [10-20] - folk
  • Gerald Cannon: Combinations (Woodneck) - jazz
  • Lou Canon: Suspicious (Paper Bag) [04-07]
  • Can't Swim: Fail You Again (Pure Noise) [03-10] - alt rock
  • Cantica Symphonia/La Compagnia Del Madrigale/Giuseppe Maletto/Ensemble La Pifarescha: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (Glossa) [04-14] - classical
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: On the Echoing Green (Mexican Summer) [06-16] - shoegaze
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Saleltino: Canzioniere (Ponderosa) [10-13] -
  • Caracara: Summer Megalith (Flower Girl) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Carate Urio Orchestra: Garlic & Jazz (Klein) - jazz
  • The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time Stage Two (History Always Favors the Winners) [09-22]
  • Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Monk Dreams Hallucinations and Nightmares (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Carn Davidson 9: Murphy (self-released) [11-03] - jazz [B]
  • Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone (AMF) [01-20] - rap [B]
  • Martin Carr: New Shapes of Life (Tapete) [10-27]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: Freedom Is Space for the Spirit (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Oneness (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert: Out of Silence (FMR) - jazz [A-]
  • Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes: Modern Ruin (International Death Cult) [01-27] - alternative rock
  • Kent Carter/Sylvain Guerineau: Couleur De L'Exit (Improvising Beings) [05-05] - jazz
  • Regina Carter: Ella: Accentuate the Positive (Okeh/Masterworks) [04-21] - jazz [*]
  • Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band: Big Machine (Topic) [02-03]
  • Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti (AWGE/Interscope) [04-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Cashmere Cat: 9 (Mad Love/Interscope) [04-28] - wonky [*]
  • Casper Skulls: Mercy Works (Buzz) [11-03] - alt/indie
  • Cast: Kicking Up the Dust (Cast Music)
  • Cavernlight: As We Cup Our Hands and Drink From the Stream of Our Ache (Gilead)
  • Cayetana: New Kind of Normal (Plum) [05-05]
  • The CCM Jazz Orchestra as James Bond: Nobody Does It Better (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Shanti Celeste: Untitled (Peach Discs -EP) [02-03]
  • Cende: #1 Hit Single (Double Double Whammy) [05-26] - alt/indie
  • Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Rev (Anzic) - jazz [**]
  • Nick Cester: Sugar Rush (Sester) [11-03]
  • The Chain Gang of 1974: Felt (Caroline) [06-23]
  • The Chainsmokers: Memories . . . Do Not Open (Disruptor/Columbia) [04-07] - electropop
  • A Chal: On Gaz () [06-01]
  • Chamber 4: City of Light (Clean Feed) [05-12] - jazz [**]
  • Kasey Chambers: Dragonfly (Sugar Hill) [01-20] - country
  • Chance the Rapper and Jeremih: Merry Christmas Lil' Mama: Re-Wrapped (self-released) [12-22] - hip-hop
  • Michael Chapman: 50 (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-20] - folk
  • Brian Charette Circuit Bent Organ Trio: Kurrent (Dim Mak) - jazz [*]
  • Bill Charlap Trio: Uptown Downtown (Impulse!) [09-08] - jazz [**]
  • The Charlatans [UK]: Different Days (BMG) [05-26]
  • Charlotte OC: Careless People (Sony) [03-31] - pop
  • Charly Bliss: Guppy (Barsuk) [04-21] - indie rock [**]
  • Yves Charuest/Agusti Fernandez/Nicolas Caloia/Peter Valsamis: Stir (Tour de Bras) [05-30] - jazz
  • Chastity Belt: I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art) [06-02] - indie rock [*]
  • Cheap Trick: We're All Alright! (Big Machine) [06-16] - power pop
  • Cody Chesnutt: My Love Divine Degree (One Little Indian) [06-02] - r&b
  • Cyrus Chestnut: There's a Sweet Sweet Spirit (HighNote) - jazz
  • Chicago Edge Ensemble: Decaying Orbit (self-released) - jazz [A-]
  • Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform) - jazz [A-]
  • Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free (ATO) [03-03] - pop rock [B-]
  • Tyler Childers: Purgatory (Hickman Holler) [08-04] - folk [**]
  • Childhood: Universal High (Marathon Artists) [07-21]
  • Children of Alice: Children of Alice (Warp) [02-24] - pop/rock
  • Billy Childs: Rebirth (Mack Avenue) [03-24] - jazz [B-]
  • Chloe x Halle: The Two of Us (Parkwood/Columbia) [03-16] - r&b
  • Chmmr: Auto (Full Pupp) [04-28] - dance/electronic
  • Choker: Peak (673303 DK) [05-10] - pop
  • Chopstars x Barry Jenkins: Purple Moonlight (self-released) [02-24]
  • Corey Christiansen: Dusk (Origin) [10-20] - jazz [*]
  • Chronic Tone: Green in Blue (self-released) - hip-hop
  • Chronixx: Chronology (Soul Circle Music) [07-07] - reggae [*]
  • Stef Chura: Messes (Urinal Cake) [01-27]
  • Neil Cicierega: Mouth Moods (self-released) [01-23] - mashup
  • Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex (Partisan) [06-09] - dream pop [A-]
  • Cilantro [Angelica Castelio/Billy Roisz]: Borderland (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Cinema Cinema: Man Bites Dog (Labelship) [04-28] - expermental rock
  • Circa Waves: Different Creatures (Virgin/EMI) [03-10] - indie rock
  • Circle: Terminal (Southern Lord) [06-23] - metal
  • Circuit Des Yeux: Reaching for Indigo (Drag City) [10-20] - art pop
  • Albert Cirera/Luis Lopes/Hernani Faustino/Vasco Furtado: Temple of Doom (Discordian) - jazz
  • Albert Cirera & Tres Tambors: Suite Salada (Underpool) [01-17] - jazz
  • Citizen: As You Please (Run for Cover) [10-06] - alt/indie
  • Citris: Panic in Hampton Boys (self-released) [02-24] - rock
  • Clams Casino: Instrumental 4 (self-released) [06-26] - mixtape
  • Clap! Clap!: A Thousand Skies (Black Acre) [02-17] - UK bass
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist (Undertow) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Clark: Death Peak (Warp) [04-07] - IDM
  • Dave Clarke: The Desecration of Desire (Slant) [10-27]
  • Gary Clark Jr: Live North America 2016 (Warner Bros) [03-17] - blues
  • Zack Clarke: Random Acts of Order (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Kelly Clarkson: Meaning of Life (Atlantic) [10-27]
  • Gerald Clayton: Tributary Tales (Motema) [04-21] - jazz [B]
  • Slaid Cleaves: Ghost of the Car Radio (Candy House Media) [06-23] - folk
  • Benjamin Clementine: I Tell a Fly (Behind/Virgin EMI) [09-29] - experimental pop
  • Cleric: Resurrection (Figure -EP) [01-00] - techno [*]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Cleric: Retrocausal
  • Cleric: Retrocausal (Web of Memory) [12-08] - noisecore
  • The Clientele: Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge) [09-22] - indie rock [***]
  • Climax Landers: Climax Landers (Intellectual Bird)
  • Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra: Oceans of Vows (self-released, 2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Cloak: To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist) [11-10] - metal
  • Cloakroom: Time Well (Relapse) [08-18] - metal
  • Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher (Milk!) [08-11] - singer-songwriter
  • Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound (Carpark) [01-27] - indie rock [**]
  • Cloudface: Variations (Opal Tapes)
  • Club D'Elf: Live at Club Helsinki (Face Pelt, 2CD) [01-10] - jazz [***]
  • Clustersun: Surfacing to Breathe (Seahorse) [05-19] - post-punk
  • Brent Cobb: Shine On Rainy Day (Elektra) [10-07] - country
  • Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone (True North) [09-15] - folk
  • Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales: Room 29 (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-17] - chamber pop
  • Code Orange: Forever (Roadrunner) [01-13] - metalcore
  • Amber Coffman: City of No Reply (Columbia) [06-02] - indie pop [**]
  • Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song (Anzic) [10-06] - jazz [***]
  • Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Anat Cohen: Rosa Dos Ventos (Anzic) [04-28] - jazz [B]
  • Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves: Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos (Anzic) - jazz [**]
  • Tal Cohen: Gentle Giants (Inner Circle) [04-27] - jazz
  • Cold Specks: Fool's Paradise (Arts & Crafts) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Coldcut/On-U Sound System: Outside the Echo Chamber (Ninja Tune) [05-19]
  • Richie Cole: Latin Lover (RCP) [10-20] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (Pi) [06-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Maya Jane Coles: Take Flight (I/AM/ME) [08-25] - electronic
  • Collectif Spatule: Le Vanneau Huppe (Aloya) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Collective Order: Vol. 2 (self-released) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Colleen: A Flame My Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey) [10-26]
  • George Colligan: More Powerful (Whirlwind) [06-30] - jazz
  • Kweku Collins: Grey (Closed Sessions) [04-28]
  • Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Invitation (OA2) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Colorama: Some Things Just Take Time (Wonderful Sound) [09-01]
  • Jessi Colter: The Psalms (Legacy) [03-24] - country
  • Michelle Coltrane: Awakening (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Andrew Combs: Canyons of My Mind (New West) [04-07]
  • Luke Combs: This One's for You (River House/Columbia Nashville) [06-02] - country
  • The Comet Is Coming: Death to the Planet (Leaf Label) [04-22] - nu jazz
  • Common Quartet: The Hive (Stop Time) - jazz
  • Communions: Blue (Fat Possum) [02-03] - indie rock
  • The Como Mamas: Move Upstairs (Daptone) [05-19] - gospel
  • Conduct: Oma (Blu Mar Ten Music) [10-13] - electronic
  • Conformity Contortion [Sara Lund/Thollem Electric]: Perception Management (Personal Archives)
  • Ags Connolly: Nothin' Unexpected (At the Helm) [02-10] -
  • Pedra Contida: Amethyst (FMR) - jazz
  • Converge: The Dusk in Us (Epitaph) [11-03] - metalcore
  • Converge: Jane Live (Converge Cult) [03-03] - metal
  • Bill Converse: The Shape of Things to Come (Dark Entries)
  • Braxton Cook: Somewhere in Between (Fresh Selects) [04-13] - r&b
  • Cool Americans: Infinite Hiatus (Topshelf) [06-02]
  • Jack Cooper: Sandgrown (Trouble in Mind) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Max Cooper: Chromos () [05-26]
  • Mike Cooper: Raft (Room40) [07-07] - ambient
  • Julian Cope: Drunken Songs (Head Heritage) [02-03] - singer-songwriter
  • Corbin: Mourn (Wedidit Collective) [09-05] - contemporary r&b
  • Ani Cordero: Querido Mundo (self-released) [02-21] - Latin
  • Chick Corea: The Musician (Stretch/Concord 3CD) [04-21] - jazz
  • Billy Corgan: Ogilala (BMG) [10-13] - folk
  • Cornelius: Mellow Waves (Rostrum) [07-21]
  • Viv Corringham/Stephen Flinn/Miguel Frasconi: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (Creative Sources) [05-00] - jazz
  • The Corrs: Jupiter Calling (East West) [11-10] - pop
  • Eva Cortes: Crossing Borders (Origin) [11-17] - jazz [*]
  • Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed) [09-00] - jazz [***]
  • Gustavo Cortinas Snapshot: Esse (OA2) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Alessandro Cortini: Avanti (The Point of Departure) [10-06]
  • Larry Coryell's 11th House: Seven Secrets (Savoy Jazz) - jazz [*]
  • Cosmic Analog Ensemble: Les Sourdes Oreilles (My Bags) [07-14] - funk
  • Roxy Coss: Chasing the Unicorn (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America (Joy Void) [02-24]
  • Counterfeit: Together We Are Stronger (Xtra Mile) [03-17]
  • Counterparts: You're Not You Anymore (Pure Noise) [09-22] - metal
  • The Country Side of Harmonica Sam: A Drink After Midnight (El Toro) [05-05] - country
  • Ross Couper & Tom Oakes: Fiddle & Guitar (Haystack) [05-12]
  • Francois Couturier/Tarkovsky Quartet: Nuit Blanche (ECM) [04-07] - jazz
  • The Courtneys: II (Flying Nun) [02-17] - indie pop [**]
  • Coupler: Gifts From the Ebb Tide (self-released) [11-17]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles (Relative Pitch) [01-26] - jazz
  • Rose Cousins: Natural Conclusion (Old Farm Pony) [02-03] - folk [B]
  • Kara-Lis Coverdale: Grafts (Boomkat Editions) [05-05]
  • The Cowboy: The Cowboy Album (Fashionable Idiots) [07-30]
  • Cowboys and Frenchmen: Bluer Than You Think (Outside In Music) [10-13] - jazz [*]
  • Cowboy Rhythmbox: Tanz Exotique (Phantasy Sound) [08-18]
  • Damian Cowell's Disco Machine: Get Yet Dag On! () [02-18]
  • Stanley Cowell: No Illusions (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Patrick Cowley: Afternooners (Dark Entries) [10-19] - electronic
  • CP Unit: Before the Heat Death (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Carl Craig: Versus (InFine) [05-05] - electronic [A-]
  • Craven Faults: Netherfield Works (Lowfold Works) [11-10] - ambient
  • Robert Cray/Hi Rhythm: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee) [04-28] - blues
  • Creeper: Eternity in Your Arms (Roadrunner) [03-24] - pop/punk
  • Crescent: Resin Pockets (Geographic) [05-26] - alt/indie
  • Sandy Cressman: Entre Amigos (Cressman Music) [02-03] - jazz [*]
  • The Cribs: 24-7 Rock Star Shit (Sonic Blew) [08-11] - rock
  • Criolo: Espiral De Ilusao (Oloko) [04-28] - samba
  • AJ Croce: Just Like Medicine (Compass) [08-11] -
  • Charley Crockett: Lil GL's Honky Tonk Jubilee (Son of Davy) [09-08] - country
  • Crooked Bangs: II (Nervous Intent) [04-21] - post-punk
  • Sheryl Crow: Be Myself (Warner Bros) [04-21] - pop rock
  • Rodney Crowell: Close Ties (New West) [03-31] - country [***]
  • Adrian Crowley: Dark Eyed Messenger (Chemikal Underground) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • Crown Larks: Population (Already Dead)
  • Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe: Planktonic Finales (Intakt) - jazz [*]
  • Allison Crutchfield: Tourist in This Town (Merge) [01-27] - indie pop [**]
  • Crystal Fairy: Chrystal Fairy (Ipecac) [02-24] - alt rock
  • Alex Cuba: Lo Unico Constante (Caracol/Fontana North) [04-07] - Latin
  • Culture Shock: Culture Shock ()
  • Bill Cunliffe: Bachanalia (Metre) [06-02] - jazz [B-]
  • CunninLynguists: Rose Azura Njano (A Piece of Strange Music/RBC) [10-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • CupcakKe: Queen Elizabitch (self-released) [03-31] - hip-hop [**]
  • Denzel Curry: Imperial (Loma Vista) [03-09] - hip-hop
  • Curse of Lono: Severed (Submarine Cat) [04-07]
  • Jason Paul Curtis: These Christmas Days (self-released) [11-24] - Christmas
  • FCT = Francesco Cusa Trio Meets Carlo Atti: From Sun Ra to Donald Trump (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Cut Copy: Haiku From Zero (Capitol) [09-22] - electronic
  • CyHi the Prynce: No Dope on Sundays (Brooklyn Knights) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Miley Cyrus: Younger Now (RCA) [09-27] - pop [*]
  • Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva/Mario Franco/Samuel Rohrer: Brightbird (Arjunamusic) [11-17] - jazz
  • Daddy Issues: Deep Dream (Infinity Cat) [05-19] - indie rock [A-]
  • Ori Dagan: Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (Scat Cat) [11-03] - jazz [B]
  • Etienne Daho: Blitz (Mercury) [11-17] - pop rock
  • Pan Daijing: Lack (Pan) [07-28] - experimental [B-]
  • Tim Daisy: Red Nation "1" (Relay) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Daisy/Michael Thieke/Ken Vandermark: Triptych (Relay) [04-27] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Daisy: Music for Lying Still (Relay -EP) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Carla Dal Forno: The Garden (Blackest Ever Black -EP) [10-06]
  • Dalava: The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines) [04-07] - Czech folk/fusion [*]
  • Luca D'Alberto: Endless (7K!) [06-02]
  • Dalek: Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac) [09-01] - hip-hop
  • Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk (Castle Face) [03-10] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Dams of the West: Youngish American ()
  • Damso: Ipseite (92I) [04-28] - trap rap
  • Lars Danielsson: Libretto III (ACT) [05-26] - jazz
  • Danish String Quartet: Last Leaf (Deutsche Grammophon) [09-22] - classical
  • Jeremy Danneman & Sophie Nzayisenga: Honey Wine (Ropeadope) [03-10] - jazz
  • Daphni: Joli Mai (Jiaolang) [10-06] -
  • Tim Darcy: Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Darkhouse Family: The Offering (First Word) [11-24] - jazz
  • The Date Brothers With Bob Barnard and Jonathan Zwartz: Just My Luck (self-released) [02-01] - jazz
  • Dauwd: Theory of Colours (Technicolour) [06-02]
  • Dasher: Sodium (Jagjaguwar) [07-14] - alt/indie
  • Sarah Davachi: All My Circles Run (Students of Decay) [03-10]
  • Dave: Game Over (Dove) [11-03] - British hip-hop
  • David's Angels: Traces (Kopasetic) - jazz [*]
  • Roger Davidson Trio With Hendrik Meurkens: Oracao Para Amanha/Prayer for Tomorrow (Soundbrush) [06-14] - jazz [**]
  • Moot Davis: Hierarchy of Crows (Wilburn) [07-21] - country
  • Ray Davies: Americana (Legacy) [04-21] - pop/rock
  • Myra Davies: Sirens ()
  • Rick Davies: Thugtet (Emlyn) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Al Davila: El Futuro () [05-05]
  • Michael Davis: Hip-Bone Big Band (Hip-Bone Music) [08-05] - jazz
  • Steve Davis: Think Ahead (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble: Transient Takes (Malcom) - jazz [***]
  • Dawn Ray'd: The Unlawful Assembly (Halo of Flies) [10-02] - black metal
  • Richard Dawson: Peasant (Domino) [06-02] - avant-folk [B]
  • Daxz: Being Alone Isn't Bad ()
  • Day Wave: The Days We Had (Harvest)
  • DB1: Zwischenwelt (Hidden Hawaii) [06-30] - abstract
  • Angelo De Augustine: Swim Inside the Moon (Asthmatic Kitty) [08-19]
  • De Beren Gieren: Dug Out Skyscrapers (Sdban Ultra) [09-29] - jazz
  • Mark de Clive-Lowe: Live at the Blue Whale (Ropeadope) [02-17] - jazz
  • Joey DeFrancesco + the People: Project Freedom (Mack Avenue) [03-10] - jazz
  • Jack DeJohnette/Larry Grenadier/John Meddeski/John Scofield: Hudson (Motema) [06-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Jon De Lucia Group: As the River Sings (Fresh Sound New Talent) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Dead Man Winter: Furnace (Gndwire) [01-27] -
  • Deadspace: The Liquid Sky (663799) [11-12] - metal
  • Deafcult: Auras (Hobbledehoy) [06-30] - alt/indie
  • Deadmau5: Stuff I Used to Do ()
  • Deadwall: The Zero Cliff (Hatch) [03-24]
  • Deaf Havana: All These Countless Nights (SO/Silva Screen) [01-27] - alt rock
  • Deaf Kids: Configuracao do Lamento (Neurot) [10-06]
  • The Dears: Times Infinity Volume Two (Dangerbird) [07-14] - indie pop
  • Michael Dease: All These Hands (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Death From Above: Outrage! Is Now (Warner Bros) [09-08] - hard rock
  • Death of Lovers: The Acrobat (Dais)
  • Jessie James Decker: Southern Girl City Lights (Epic) [10-13] - country
  • Deep State: Thought Garden (Friendship Fever) [04-14]
  • Deep Throat Choir: Be OK (Bella Union) [02-17]
  • Deer Tick: Vol 1 (Partisan) - Americana [*]
  • Deer Tick: Vol 2 (Partisan) - Americana [*]
  • Deerhoof: Mountains Move (Joyful Noise) [09-08] - art rock
  • Joey DeFrancesco and the People: Project Freedom (Mack Avenue) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • DEK Trio: Construct 1: Stone (Audiographic) [08-14] - jazz [A-]
  • DEK Trio: Construct 2: Artfacts (Audiographic) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • DEK Trio: Construct 3: Divadlo 29 (Audiographic) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Del Bel: III (Missed Connection) [04-07]
  • Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life (Interscope) [07-21] - dream pop [A-]
  • Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society: Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society (Six Degrees) [02-10] - electronic
  • Delicate Steve: This Is Steve (Anti-) [01-27] - alt/indie
  • Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) [05-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Demen: Nektyr (Kranky) [05-19] - ambient pop
  • Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet: Waltz New (OA2) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Corey Dennison Band: Night After Night (Delmark) [09-15] - blues [***]
  • Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia) [03-17] - synthpop
  • The Deslondes: Hurry Home (New West) - Americana [B]
  • Desperate Journalist: Grow Up (Fierce Panda) [03-24] - post-punk
  • Destroyer: Ken (Merge) [10-20] - baroque pop
  • Dev: I Only See You When I'm Dreamin' (Devishot) [09-08] - pop [A-]
  • Marc Devine Trio: Inspiration (ITI) [10-13] - jazz [***]
  • Diagrams: Dorothy (Bookshop) [05-12]
  • Dial & Oatts/Rich DeRosa/WDR Big Band: Rediscovered Ellington (Zoho) [08-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Dials: That Was the Future (self-released) [10-13]
  • Whit Dickey/Mat Maneri/Matthew Shipp: Vessel in Orbit (AUM Fidelity) - jazz [***]
  • The Brian Dickinson Quintet: The Rhythm Method (Addo) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Die Enttauschung: Lavaman (Intakt) [11-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Casey Dienel: Imitation of a Woman to Love (self-released) [05-18]
  • Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good at This (Frenchkiss) [04-07] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • Differ-Ent: It's Good to Be Differ-Ent (Don't Be Afraid) [02-03]
  • Ani DiFranco: Binary (Righteous Babe) [06-09] - folk
  • Honey Dijon: The Best of Both Worlds (Classic Music) [10-13] - electronic
  • Aaron Dilloway: The Gag File (Dais) [04-28] - electronic
  • Jeff Dingler: In Transit (self-released) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Dinner: New Work (Captured Tracks) [09-08]
  • Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (Domino) [02-21] - art pop [C]
  • Dirty Songs: Play Dirty Songs (Audika) [10-20] - electronic
  • Disperse: Foreword (Seasons of Mist) [02-24] -
  • Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas (Justin Time) [05-27] - jazz
  • The Districts: Popular Manipulations (Fat Possum) [08-11] - alt/indie
  • Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar (Virgin) [06-16] - pop [***]
  • Angelo Divino: Love A to Z (self-released) [11-04] - jazz
  • Akua Dixon: Akua's Dance (Akua's Music) [02-10] - jazz [**]
  • Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Stranger Things 2 [A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack] (Lakeshore) [12-15]
  • DJ Escrow: Universal Soulja Vol 1 (Hyperdub) [06-22] - electronic
  • DJ Format & Abdominal: Still Hungry ()
  • DJ Khaled: Grateful (Epic) [06-23] - hip-hop
  • DJ Lycox: Sonhos & Pesadelos (Principe) - techno
  • DJ Manny: Greenlight (Teklife) [10-06] - juke
  • DJ Meatman: God in Three Trax (self-released) [03-19]
  • DJ Python: Dulce Compania (Incienso) [09-25] - electronic
  • DJ Quik & Problem: Rosecrans (Diamond Lane) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • DJ Sports: Modern Species (Firecracker) [06-13]
  • DKV Trio: Latitude 41.88 (Not Two) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation) [05-19] - post-punk
  • Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo dos Mestres (Now-Again) [02-17] - samba [**]
  • Dodecahedron: Kwintessens (Season of Mist) [03-17] - metal
  • Dog Leg Dilemma: Not This Time (self-released) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Snoop Dogg: Neva Left (Doggystyle/Empire) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Dois: Esta Bien (Discos de Kirlian/Orphan) [01-16] - twee pop
  • Chano Dominguez: Over the Rainbow (Sunnyside) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Dominic Waxing Lyrical: Rural Tonic (Tenement) [04-21]
  • Chano Dominguez: Over the Rainbow (Sunnyside) [02-24] - Latin
  • Dalton Domino: Corners (Lightning Rod) [04-28] - country [**]
  • Miles Donahue: The Bug (Whaling City Sound) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Matthieu Donarier/Santiago Quintans: Sun Dome (Clean Feed) - jazz [B-]
  • The Dopamines: Tales of Interest ()
  • Dope Knife: NineteenEightyFour (Strange Famous) [01-27] - hip-hop
  • Dopelord: Children of the Haze (Heavy Metal Vomit Party/Green Plague) [01-16] - doom metal
  • Dopplereffekt: Cellular Automata (Leisure System) [04-07]
  • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers: Top of the Mountain (Crew)
  • The Dorf: Lux (Umland) - jazz
  • Marcelo Dos Reis: Cascas (Cipsela) - jazz
  • Marcelo Dos Reis & Eve Risser: Timeless (JACC) - jazz
  • Charlotte Dos Santos: Cleo (Fresh Selects) [06-21] - neo-soul
  • Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular (Vermillion) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Dave Douglas: Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf Music) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Jerry Douglas Band: What If (Universal) [08-18] - jazz
  • Tica Douglas: Our Lady Star of the Sea Help and Protect Us (Team Love) [05-05]
  • Mike Downes: Root Structure (Addo) [09-27] - jazz [*]
  • Gord Downie: Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • Lila Downs: Salon Lagrimas Y Deseo (Sony Mexico) [05-26]
  • Downtown Boys: Cost of Living (Sub Pop) [08-11] - post-punk [**]
  • Chet Doxas: Rich in Symbols (Ropeadope) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • Dr Mint: Voices in the Void (Orenda) [01-27] - jazz [*]
  • Drab Majesty: The Demonstration (Dais) [01-20] - alt/indie
  • DragonForce: Reaching Into Infinity (Metal Blade) [05-19]
  • Drake: More Life (Young Money/Cash Money) [03-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Drakeo the Ruler: So Cold I Do Em (Stinc Team) [01-08] - hip-hop
  • Kaja Draksler Octet: Gledalec (Clean Feed -2CD) - jazz [B]
  • Paul Draper: Spooky Action (Kscope)
  • The Dream Syndicate: How Did I Find Myself Here? (Anti-) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Mark Dresser: Modicana (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Benedict Drew: Crawling Through Tory Slime (Mana)
  • Toby Driver: Madonnawhore (The Flenser) [04-21] - art rock
  • Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (Born & Bred) [01-06] - punk rock
  • The Drums: Abysmal Thoughts (Anti-) [06-16] - indie pop
  • Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa (Warner) [06-02] - electropop [**]
  • Laura Dubin Trio: Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (self-released, 2CD) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind (ACT) [10-27] - jazz [***]
  • Duchess: Laughing at Life (Anzic) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Duds: Of a Nature or Degree (Castle Face) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • The Duke Spirit: Sky Is Mine (Ex Voto) [08-18]
  • Jacob Duncan: The Busker (Calvin Cycle Collective) - jazz
  • Dune Rats: The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit (Dine Alone) [01-20] - alt/indie
  • Dungen: Haxan (Versions by Prins Thomas) (Smalltown Supersound) [08-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Izzy Dunn: Recycle Love (Idunnit Music) [06-23] - r&b
  • Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell: Transdans (Wig) - jazz [B]
  • Duot & Andy Moor: Food (Repetidor) - jazz
  • The Du-Rites: Greasy Listening (self-released) [09-19]
  • Baxter Dury: Prince of Tears (Heavenly) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • The Dustbowl Revival: The Dustbowl Revival (Signature Sounds) [06-16]
  • Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon (Memphis Industries) [02-17] - art pop
  • Isabelle Duthoit/Franz Hautzinger: Lily (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Dvsn: Morning After (OVO Sound/Warner Bros) [10-13] - r&b
  • Dying Fetus: Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse) [06-23] - metal
  • Bob Dylan: Triplicate (Columbia) [03-31] - trad pop [C+]
  • EABS: Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda) (Astigmatic) [05-17] - jazz [***]
  • Dominique Eade & Ran Blake: Town and Country (Sunnyside) [06-09] - jazz [*]
  • Jason Eady: Jason Eady (Old Guitar) [04-21] - country [A-]
  • Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) [09-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street (New West) [05-26] - Americana [**]
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: So You Wannabe an Outlaw (Warner Bros) [06-16] - alt-country [A-]
  • Earthen Sea: An Act of Love (Kranky) [02-17] - dub techno
  • Ease: Klaus Filip/Noid - No No No No (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Eat Fast: Immortal Kombat (Cannibal Hymns -EP) [05-19]
  • Silke Eberhard Trio: The Being Inn (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Echobelly: Anarchy & Alchemy (self-released)
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Blooming Tall Phlox (L&H Production) [01-20] - jazz
  • Eddie the Wheel: Leave Behind (Vibe/Anti-Vibe) [10-14] - indie rock
  • Edgelarks: Edgelarks (Dragonfly)
  • David "Honeyboy" Edwards|I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know: Live at the G Spot: Pro Sho Bidness (07-26) [B|blues]
  • Sinne Eeg: Dreams (ArtistShare) [10-06] - jazz [**]
  • Egyptrixx: Pure Beyond Reproach (Halocline Trance) [02-03] - UK bass
  • Eight Rounds Rapid: Objet D'Art (Cadiz)
  • Mauricio Einhorn: Viva Mauricio Einhorn (Sonora 2CD) [05-19]
  • Henrique Eisenmann: The Free Poetics of Henrique Eisenmann (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day Quartet: On Parade in Parede (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Harris Eisenstadt/Mivos Quartet: Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Harris Eisenstadt: Recent Developments (Songlines) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Eisley: I'm Only Dreaming (Equal Vision) [02-17]
  • Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman (Merge) [01-27] - singer-songwriter
  • El Goodo: By Order of the Moose (Strangetown) [09-08]
  • Hanni El Khatib: Savage Times (Innovative Leisure) [02-17] - garage rock
  • El Michaels Affair: Return to the 37th Chamber (Big Crown) [04-14] - r&b
  • Nadah El Shazly: Ahwar (News) [11-10] - alt/indie
  • Elbow: Little Fictions (Polydor/Concord) [02-03] - art rock
  • Elder: Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) [06-02]
  • Brett Eldredge: Bret Eldredge (Atlantic Nashville) [08-04] - country
  • Electric Wizard: Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm) [11-17] - metal
  • Eliane Elias: Dance of Time (Concord) [03-24] - jazz [*]
  • Elizabeth & the Catapult: Keepsake (Compass) [10-20] - folk
  • Elkhorn: The Black River (Debacle) [04-28]
  • James Elkington: Wintres Woma (Paradise of Bachelors) [06-30] - singer-songwriter
  • Katie Ellen: Cowgirl Blues (Lauren) [07-14]
  • Ellipsis: Bulawayo (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: Not Two (New Amsterdam) [06-16] - jazz
  • Karen Elson: Double Roses (HOT) [04-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Eluvium: Shuffle Drones (Temporary Residence -EP) [11-10] - electronic
  • EMA: Exile in the Outer Ring (City Slang) [08-25] - noise rock [**]
  • EMI: Planet (self-released) [05-18]
  • Eminem: Revival (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) [12-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Andy Emler: Running Backwards (La Buissonne) - jazz
  • Emmanuel: Rave Culture (ARTS) [09-15] - electronic
  • Emperor X: Oversleepers International (Tiny Engines) [05-05] [***]
  • Employed to Serve: The Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar) [05-19]
  • Emptyset: Borders (Thrill Jockey) [01-27] - experimental techno
  • End: From the Unforgiving Arms of God (Good Fight Music) [09-08] - metalcore
  • Endless Boogie: Vibe Killer (No/Quarter) [05-19] - blues-rock
  • Endon: Through the Mirror (Daymare) [03-08]
  • Tim Engelhardt: Moments of Truth (Poker Flat) [05-05]
  • Hazel English: Just Give In/Never Going Home (Polyvinyl -EP) [05-12] - alt/indie
  • Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism (Room40) [02-12] - drone
  • Roe Enney: Glare (Root Strata)
  • Brian Eno: Reflection (Warp) [01-01] - ambient [**]
  • Marlene Enright: Placemats and Second Cuts (self-released) [03-24] - pop
  • Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes: City Flexure (Irritable Hedgehog)
  • Enslaved: E (Nuclear Blast) [10-15] - metal
  • Enter Shikari: The Spark (PIAS) [09-22] - indie rock
  • Equiknoxx: Colon Man (DDS) [11-24] - electronic
  • Erasure: World Be Gone (Mute) [05-19] - synthpop
  • Christoph Erb/Jim Baker/Frank Rosaly: . . . Don't Buy Him a Parrot . . . (Hatology) - jazz [***]
  • Noga Erez: Off the Radar (City Slang) [06-02] - electropop [B]
  • Errorsmith: Superlative Fatigue (Pan) [10-17] - minimal techno
  • Peter Erskine Trio: In Praise of Shadows (Fuzzy Music) [02-17] - jazz
  • Ellery Eskelin/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Sensations of Tone (Intakt) [01-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation)
  • Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir: Korvits: Moorland Elegies (Ondine) [04-21] - classical
  • Kevin Eubanks: East West Time Line (Mack Avenue) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Evans/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson: A Quietness of Water (Not Two) [02-00] - jazz [*]
  • Everything Everything: A Fever Dream (RCA) [08-18] - indie pop
  • Dmitry Evgrafov: Comprehension of Light (FatCat) [10-06] - modern classical
  • Ex Continent: La Perspectiva Racional (Arnau Sala Saez)
  • Ex Eye: Ex Eye (Relapse) [06-23] - avant-garde metal
  • Exit Order: Seed of Hysteria (La Vida Es Un Mus) [04-09] - punk
  • Exit Someone: Dry Your Eyes (Atelier Ciseaux) [01-17]
  • ExpEAR & Drew Gress: Vesper (Kopasetic) [11-15] - jazz [***]
  • Exuvia: The Ruins of Beverast (Van) [05-05] - metal
  • Eyelids: Or (Jealous Butcher) [05-05]
  • Eyre Llew: Atelo (self-released) [10-19] - postrock
  • Ezra Collective: Juan Pablo: The Philosopher (Enter the Jungle) [10-06] - jazz
  • Fabel: Fabel (Jaeger Community Music) [06-14] - jazz
  • Fabolous & Jadakiss: Friday on Elm Street (Def Jam) [11-24] - hip-hop
  • Adam Fairhall: Friendly Ghosts (Efpi) [08-11] - jazz [***]
  • Paloma Faith: The Architect (RCA) [11-17] - pop
  • Brent Faiyaz: Sonder Son (Lost Kids) [10-13] - r&b
  • Nathan Fake: Providence (Ninja Tune) [03-10] - microhouse
  • The Fall: New Facts Emerge (Cherry Red) [07-28] - post-punk [*]
  • Fall of Rauros: Vigilance Perennial (Nordvis) [03-31]
  • Falling in Reverse: Coming Home (Epitaph) [04-07] - pop-punk
  • Erica Falls: Home Grown (Southern Girls) [05-16] - r&b [**]
  • Ty Farris & Trox: Room 39 (self-released) [01-30] - hip-hop
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma: Plata O Plomo (RNG) [02-17] - hip-hop
  • Fat Tony: MacGregor Park (First One Up) [08-25] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Fazerdaze: Morningside (Flying Nun) [05-05]
  • FB&I Trio: Live in Belgium and France (self-released) - jazz
  • Feature: Banishing Ritual (Upset the Rhythm) [04-07]
  • Feedtime: Gas (In the Red) [03-24]
  • The Feelies: In Between (Bar/None) [02-24] - jangle pop [**]
  • Feist: Pleasure (Interscope) [04-28] - indie pop [B]
  • Fekky: El Clasico (Island) [08-04] - hip-hop
  • David Feldman: Horizonte (self-released) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Lorenzo Feliciati: Elevator Man (RareNoise) [11-17] - jazz [**]
  • Fen: Winter (Code666) [03-17] - black metal
  • Alan Ferber Big Band: Jigsaw (Sunnyside) [09-22] - jazz
  • Lance Ferguson: Raw Material (Warner Music Australia) [08-04]
  • Heloisa Fernandes: Faces (self-released) [11-22] - jazz
  • Bob Ferrel: Bob Ferrel's Jazztopian Dream (Bob Ferrel Music) - jazz [*]
  • Fever Dream: Squid (Club AC30)
  • Fever Ray: Plunge (Rabid/Mute) [10-27] - electropop [*]
  • Art Feynman: Blast Off Through the Wicker (Western Vinyl) [07-14] - art pop
  • Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light (1st and 15th) [02-10] - hip-hop
  • Joe Fiedler: Like Strange (Multiphonics Music) - jazz [***]
  • Fifth Harmony: Fifth Harmony (Epic/Syco) [08-25] - pop
  • Figure Walking: The Big Other (Disintegration) [04-28]
  • Ekin Fil: Ghosts Inside (The Helen Scarsdale Agency) [06-30] - ambient pop
  • Filthy Friends: Invitation (Kill Rock Stars) [08-25] - alt/indie rock [*]
  • Fink: Fink's Sunday Night Blues Club Vol 1 ()
  • Craig Finn: We All Want the Same Things (Partisan) - alt/indie rock [A-]
  • Neil Finn: Out of Silence (EMI) [09-01] - rock
  • Nick Finzer: Hear & Now (Outside In Music) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Fire Is Motion: Still I Try (self-released) [11-17] - pop
  • The Firebirds: Aladdin's Dream: The Firebirds Play Carl Nielsen (ILK) - jazz
  • Fire-Toolz: Drip Mental (Hausu Mountain) [02-03] - electro-industrial
  • The Fireworks: Dream About You (Shelflife) [05-05]
  • Fis & Rob Thorne: Clear Stones (Subtext) [05-12] - dark ambient
  • Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever (Ruf) [03-17]
  • Fishbach: A Ta Merci (Enterprise) [01-27] - synthpop
  • Fiuum Sharrkk: We Are Astonishingly Lifelike (Not Applicable) [03-10] - jazz
  • Fiver: Audible Songs From Rockwood (Idee Fixe) [04-21]
  • Fjaak: Fjaak (Monkeytown) [01-20] - electronic
  • Fjort: Couleur (Grand Hotel Van Cleef) [11-17] - rock
  • Flamin' Groovies: Fantastic Plastic (Seven) [09-22] - power pop
  • The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros) [01-13] - neo-psychedelia
  • Flat Worms: Flat Worms ()
  • The Flatliners: Inviting Light (Rise) [04-07] - alt rock
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Echo in the Valley (Rounder) - jazz
  • Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up (Nonesuch) [06-16] - folk [C+]
  • Floating Points: Reflections - Mojave Desert (Luaka Bop) [06-30] - downtempo [**]
  • Mike Floss: Tennessee Daydreams (The Iconic Group) [09-15] - hip-hop
  • Flowers Must Die: Kompost (Rocket) [04-28]
  • Flume: Skin Companion EP II ()
  • Billy Flynn: Lonesome Highway (Delmark) [03-24] - blues [B]
  • Johnny Flynn: Sillion (Transgressive) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Seamus Fogarty: The Curious Hand (Domino) [10-06]
  • Joe Fonda/Jasmine Choi/Harvey Sorgen: Trio Joy (Klopotec) [07-00] - jazz
  • Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold (Roswell) [09-15] - alt rock
  • Sallie Ford: Soul Sick (Vanguard) [02-10] - alt/indie
  • Forest Swords: Compassion (Ninja Tune) [05-05] - electronic [B-]
  • Formation: Look at the Powerful People (Grand Jury) [03-24] - alt dance
  • Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: Dreaming in the Non-Dream (No Quarter) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Knox Fortune: Paradise (self-released) [09-22] - indie pop
  • Brenton Foster: The Nature of Light (self-released) [05-12] - jazz
  • Chris Foster: Hadelin (Funi) [03-03] - folk
  • Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn) [03-24]
  • Foster the People: Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia) [07-21] - alt/indie
  • The Four Bags: Waltz (NCM East) - jazz [*]
  • Four Tet: New Energy (Text) [09-29] - electronica [**]
  • Julie Fowlis: Alterum (Machair) [10-27] - folk
  • Ken Fowser: Now Hear This! (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Greg Fox: The Gradual Progression (RVNG Intl) [09-08] - ambient
  • Foxygen: Hang (Jagjaguwar) [01-20] - baroque pop
  • Craig Fraedrich With Trilogy and Friends: All Through the Night (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • Craig Fraedrich: Out of the Blues (Summit) - jazz [B-]
  • Thomas Franck Quartet: Association: Live at Jazzhus Montmartre (Storyville) - jazz
  • Francois & the Atlas Mountains: Solide Mirage (Domino) [03-03] - pop/rock
  • Juliet Fraser: Morton Feldman: Three Voices (HatArt) [03-24]
  • Nick Fraser: Is Life Long? (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Free Radicals: Outside the Comfort Zone (Free Rads) [09-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Free Radicals: Free Radicals (Leo) [06-00] - jazz
  • Dori Freeman: Letters Never Read (MRI) [10-20] - folk [A-]
  • French Vanilla: French Vanilla (Danger collective) [03-24] - art punk
  • Frequency Vs Atkins: Mind Merge () [03-06] -
  • Leandro Fresco + Rafael Anton Irisarri: La Equidistancia (A Strangely Isolated Place) [04-10]
  • Fresh: Fresh (Specialist Subject) [08-18]
  • Burnt Friedman: The Pestle (Latency) [01-04] - electronic
  • Burnt Friedman & Mohammad Reza Mortazavi: Yek (Nonplace -EP) [11-02] - downtempo
  • David Friesen: Structures (Origin) [11-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Frightnrs: More to Say Versions (Daptone) [10-20]
  • Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Small Town (ECM) [05-26] - jazz [**]
  • Art Fristoe Trio: Double Down (Merry Lane) [06-02] - jazz
  • Fred Frith/Hans Koch: You Are Here (Intakt) - jazz [**]
  • The Front Bottoms: Going Grey (Fueled by Ramen) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Frontier Ruckus: Enter the Kingdom (Loose Music) [02-17] - indie pop
  • Ben Frost: The Centre Cannot Hold (Mute) [09-29] - electronic
  • Froth: Outside (Briefly) (Wichita) [02-10]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace (Libra) [01-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Satoko Fujii: Invisible Hound (Cortez Sound) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi (Libra) [07-14] - jazz [*]
  • Satoko Fujii Quartet: Live at Jazz Room Cortez (Cortez Sound) [10-20] - jazz [B]
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Fukushima (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Tomas Fujiwara: Triple Double (Firehouse 12) [10-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Fujiya & Miyagi: Fujiya & Miyagi (Impossible Objects of Desire) [04-07]
  • Full of Hell: Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore) [05-05] - grindcore
  • Champian Fulton & Scott Hamilton: The Things We Did Last Summer (Blau) [07-14] - jazz [*]
  • The Fun Years: Heroes of the Second Story Walk-Up (Spring Break Tape) [03-10]
  • Function: Recompiled I/II (A-TON) [08-25] - techno
  • Nelly Furtado: The Ride (Nelstar) [03-31] - synthpop
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell: What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors) [03-31] - folk
  • Future: Future (Epic/A1/Freebandz) [02-17] - hip-hop [**]
  • Future: Hndrxx (Epic/A1/Freebandz) [02-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Future & Young Thug: Super Slimey (Epic/300/Atlantic) [10-20] - hip-hop
  • Future Islands: The Far Field (4AD) [04-07] - synthpop [*]
  • (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket (Domino) [05-19] - indie rock [B]
  • Pascal Gaigne: Handia [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Quartet) [10-22] - soundtrack
  • Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet: The Pythiad (Origin Classical) [08-18] - classical [B-]
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest (Because Music) [11-17] - indie pop [**]
  • Gajek: '17 (Monkeytown) [11-03] - electronic
  • Diamanda Galas: All the Way (Virtual Label) [03-24] - pop/rock
  • Liam Gallagher: As You Were (Warner Bros) [10-06] - alt/indie
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon? (Sour Mash) [11-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Brent Gallaher: Moving Forward (V&B) [01-06] - jazz
  • Ron Gallo: Heavy Meta (New West) [02-03] - indie pop
  • Gallops: Bronze Mystic (Blood & Biscuits) [04-21]
  • Hal Galper and the Youngbloods: Live at the Cota Jazz Festival (Origin) [07-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joana Gama/Luis Fernandes/Richardo Jacinto: Harmonies (Shhpuma) - jazz [***]
  • Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub) [10-20] - IDM [*]
  • Gang of Youths: Go Farther in Lightness (Sony) [08-18]
  • Mahmoud Gania: Colours of the Night (Hive Mind) [09-08]
  • Nubya Garcia: Nubya's 5ive (Jazz Re:freshed) [05-09] - jazz [**]
  • Hillary Gardner/Ehud Asherie: The Late Set (Anzic) [10-27] - jazz [*]
  • Laszlo Gardony: Serious Play (Solo Piano) (Sunnyside) [07-14] - jazz [*]
  • Duke Garwood: Garden of Ashes (Heavenly/PIAS) [02-03] - folk
  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Jardin (Stones Throw) [01-27] - funk/soul [B]
  • Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt) [04-21] - ambient [B]
  • Giacomo Gates: What Time Is It? (Savant) - jazz
  • Gateway to Otherwise: Dragon Bus Terminal (Maybe Mars) - rock
  • Gato Libre: Neko (Libra) - jazz [**]
  • Gato Preto: Tempo (Unique) [03-24] - electronic [A-]
  • Gaudi: Magnetic (RareNoise) [06-30] - jazz
  • Charles Gayle/Giovani Barcella/Manolo Cabras: Live in Belgium (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Charles Gayle Trio: Solar System (ForTune) [12-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Amerigo Gazaway: A Common Wonder (self-released) [08-08]
  • Amerigo Gazaway: Player's Holiday: A Very Merry Mixtape (self-released) [12-14]
  • Gazelle Twin: Kingdom Come (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray) [12-01] - dance
  • Howe Gelb: Future Standards (Fire) [01-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Rayna Gellert: Workin's Too Hard (StorySound) [01-20] - country
  • Gene on Earth: Lazybones EP (09-01) [Limousine Dream] - electronic
  • Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Gentle Brent: Just Dandy (Jigsaw) [03-03] - alt/indie
  • Camilla George Quartet: Isang (Ubuntu Music) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Geotic: Abysma (Ghostly International) [03-31] - electronic
  • Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski: Mikrojazz: Neue Expressionistische Musik (Rare Noise) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Julian Gerstin Sextet: The One Who Makes You Happy (self-released) [09-01] - jazz
  • Ghost Train Orchestra [Byron Carpenter]: Book of Rhapsodies Vol II (Accurate) [10-20] - jazz [*]
  • Ghostemane: Hexada (self-released) [09-05] - hip-hop
  • Ghostpoet: Dark Days + Canapes (Play It Again Sam) [08-18] - hip hop [**]
  • Paul Giallorenzo Trio: Flow (Delmark) - jazz [**]
  • Giant Claw: Soft Channel (Orange Milk) [09-08] - electronic
  • A Giant Dog: Toy (Merge) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Freddie Gibbs: You Only Live 2wice (ESGN/Empire) [03-31] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People: Weather or Not (Whaling City Sound, 2CD) [02-24] - jazz [B]
  • Philip Gibbs: Infinite Spirit Perfect Now (Environmental Studies) - jazz
  • Terry Gibbs: 92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [***]
  • : Chain (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch) [02-24] - Americana [**]
  • Perfect Giddimani: Live My Life Again (Giddimani) [07-07] - reggae [*]
  • Giggs: Wamp 2 Dem (Universal) [10-06] - trap music
  • Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don't Sleep (Big Machine) [01-27] - country
  • Behn Gillece: Walk of Fire (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • David Gilmore: Transitions (Criss Cross) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Thea Gilmore: The Counterweight (Cooking Vinyl) [06-02]
  • David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii (Columbia) [09-29] - prog rock
  • Gingerlys: Gingerlys (Topshelf) [11-17]
  • Giraffage: Too Real (Counter) [10-20] - electronic
  • Girl Ray: Earl Grey (Moshi Moshi) [08-04] - pop/rock
  • Girlpool: Powerplant (Anti-) [05-12] - alt/indie rock [B]
  • D Glare: 4 Oscillators & 130 Samples at 130bpm (Opal Tapes) - electronic
  • Glassjaw: Material Control (Century media) [12-01] - post-hardcore
  • Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian) [01-20] - indie rock
  • Yair Elazar Glotman: Compound (Subtext) [10-08] - experimental
  • Gwyneth Glyn: Tro (Bendigedig) [09-29] - rock
  • Gnarwhal: Crucial (Exploding in Sound)
  • Gnarwolves: Outsiders (Big Scary Monsters/Tangled Talk) [05-05] - rock
  • Gnod: Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine (Rocket) [03-31] - noise rock
  • Gnoomes: Tschak! (Rocket) [03-10] - psychedelic rock
  • Joe Goddard: Electric Lines (Greco-Roman/Domino) [04-21] - electronic
  • Jean-Brice Godet: Lignes De Cretes (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Godflesh: Post Self (Avalanche) [11-17] - metal
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers (Constellation) [09-22] - post-rock
  • Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders (Cooking Vinyl) [08-25] - alt/indie rock [**]
  • The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra: Dreaming Big (Goldfox) - jazz [*]
  • Gold Class: Drum (Felte) [08-18]
  • Ben Goldberg School: Vol 1: The Humanities (BAG) [06-09] - jazz [**]
  • Golden Pelicans: Disciples of Blood (Goner) [04-21] - post-punk [***]
  • Golden Teacher: No Luscious Life (self-released) [11-03] - dancehall
  • Goldfrapp: Silver Eye (Mute) [03-31] - art pop [*]
  • Goldie: The Journey Man (Metalheadz) [06-16] - electronic
  • GoldLink: At What Cost (Squaaash Club/RCA) [03-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Delia Gonzalez: Horse Follows Darkness (DFA) [05-05] - synthwave
  • Vitor Goncalves: Vitor Goncalves Quartet (Sunnyside) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Wesley Gonzalez: Excellent Musician (Moshi Moshi) [06-30] - alt/indie
  • Alex Goodman: Second Act (Lyte) [06-23] - jazz [B]
  • Gordi: Reservoir (Jagjaguwar) [08-25] - indie pop
  • Mike Gordon: Ogogo (ATO) [09-15] - rock
  • Gorilla Mask: Iron Lung (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Gorillaz: Humanz (Parlophone) [04-28] - electropop
  • Gosheven: Leaper (Opal Tapes) [05-05]
  • Gospelbeach: Another Summer of Love (Alive Naturalsound) [06-16] - pop
  • Gothic Tropic: Fast or Feast (Old Flame) [05-19]
  • Gov't Mule: Revolution Come . . . Revolution Go (Concord) [06-09] - southern rock
  • Grace Sings Sludge: Life With Dick (Empty Cellar) [06-02] - alt/indie
  • Gracie and Rachel: Gracie and Rachel (self-released) [06-23] - alt/indie
  • Grails: Chalice Hymnal (Temporary Residence) [02-17] - psychedelic rock
  • Grand River: Crescente (Spazio Disponibile) [10-09] - techno
  • Grandaddy: Last Place (30th Century/Columbia) [03-03] - alt/indie rock [**]
  • Grandbrothers: Open (City Slang) [10-20] - electronic
  • The Granite Shore: Suspended Second (Occulation/Fishrider) [10-13]
  • Pasquale Grasso/Renaud Penant/Ari Roland: In the Mood for a Classic (ITI Music) - jazz [**]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Simon Nabatov: Mirthful Myths (Leo) [02-00] - jazz [**]
  • Grave Pleasures: Motherblood (Century Media)
  • Cameron Graves: Planetary Prince (Mack Avenue) [02-24] - jazz [B-]
  • Gravetemple: Impassable Fears (Svart)
  • Grayscale: Adornment (Fearless) [05-05] - pop punk
  • Gordon Grdina Quartet: Inroads (Songlines) - jazz [***]
  • Great Grandpa: Plastic Cough (Double Double Whammy) [07-07]
  • Great Ytene: Locus (Faux Disco) [02-17] - post-punk
  • Josh Green & the Cyborg Orchestra: Telepathy & Bop (self-released) [03-02] - jazz [*]
  • The Green Kingdom: The North Wind and the Sun (Lost Tribe Sound) [08-04] - ambient
  • Burton Greene: Compendium (Improvising Beings) [05-02] - jazz
  • Chris Greene Quartet: Boundary Issues (Single Malt) [04-14] - jazz [B]
  • Jacques Greene: Feel Infinite (Lucky Me) [03-10] - future garage
  • Jimmy Greene: Flowers: Beautiful Life Volume 2 (Mack Avenue) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Greet Death: Dixieland (Flesh and Bone) [07-07]
  • Earl Grey: Headwinds (Inperspective) [07-21]
  • H Grimace: Self Architect ()
  • Alexander Grimal/Benjuamin Duboc/Valentin Ceccaldi: Bambu (Ayler) - jazz
  • Tee Grizzley: My Moment (300/Atlantic) [04-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins (RCA) [08-18] - art rock
  • Philipp Gropper's Philm: Sun Ship (WhyPlayJazz) - jazz
  • David Grubbs: Creep Mission (self-released) - jazz
  • Ethan Gruska: Slomotionary (Sire) [03-03] - alt/indie
  • Guerilla Toss: GT Ultra (DFA) [06-23] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: August by Cake (GBV) [04-07] - indie rock
  • Guided by Voices: How Do You Spell Heaven (GBV) [08-11] - indie rock
  • Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: Jersey (Motema) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • Gun Outfit: Out of Range (Paradise of Bachelors) [11-10]
  • Mats Gustafsson & Craig Taborn: Ljubljana (Clean Feed) - jazz [B]
  • Barry Guy/Maya Homburger/Zlatko Kaucic: Without Borders (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz
  • Alejandra Guzman/Gloria Trevi: Versus (Universal) [06-23] - Latin
  • Karen Gwyer: Rembo (Don't Be Afraid) [07-21]
  • Ha Ha Tonka: Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot) [03-10] - rock
  • Jari Haapalainen Trio: Fusion Madness (Moserobie) - jazz [**]
  • Jari Haapalainen Trio: Fusion Nation (Moserobie) - jazz [**]
  • Marika Hackman: I'm Not Your Man (Sub Pop) [06-02] - indie folk [**]
  • Tim Hagans: Faces Under the Influence: A Tribute to John Cassavetes (Waiting Moon) - jazz
  • Noah Haidu: Infinite Distances (Cellar Live) [02-15] - jazz [**]
  • Haim: Something to Tell You (Columbia) [07-07] - pop rock [**]
  • Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton: Fatal Gift (Last Gang) [09-15] - pop/rock
  • Nick Hakim: Green Twins (ATO) [05-19] - indie pop
  • Half Cleveland: Live @ the Wi-Fi Cafe (self-released) - rock
  • Half Japanese: Hear the Lions Roar (Fire) [01-13] - indie rock
  • Half Waif: Form/A (Cascine) [02-24] - art pop
  • Ann Hallenberg/Il Pomo D'Oro: Carnevale 1729 (Pentatone) [06-16] - classical
  • Rich Halley/Carson Halley: The Wild (Pine Eagle) - jazz [A-]
  • Charlie Halloran: Ce Biguine! (self-released) [05-03] - jazz [**]
  • Laurel Halo: Dust (Hyperdub) [06-23] - ambient pop [*]
  • Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Astralwerks) [06-02] - electropop [**]
  • Mary Halvorson: Paimon: The Book of Angels Volume 32 (Tzadik) [10-00] - jazz
  • Larry Ham/Woody Witt: Presence (Blujazz) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tigran Hamasyan: An Ancient Observer (Nonesuch) [03-24] - jazz
  • Yasmine Hamdan: Al Jamilat (Ipecac) [03-17]
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin: For Bunita Marcus (Hyperion) [08-00]
  • Hamell on Trial: Tackle Box (New West) [08-11] - folk [A-]
  • Hamell on Trial: Big Mouth Strikes Again: Hamell Live (New West) [08-11] - folk [A-]
  • Coco Hames: Coco Hames (Merge) [03-31] - Americana
  • Armand Hammer: Rome (Blackwoodz Studioz) [11-03] - hip-hop
  • Tardo Hammer: Swinging on a Star (Cellar Live) [07-00] - jazz
  • Ross Hammond: Acoustic Sanctuary Project: Under the Sawtooth Oak (self-released) [07-21] - jazz
  • Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart (Prescott) [02-17] - acoustic blues
  • Ross Hammond + Jon Bafus: Masonic Lawn (Prescott) [10-20] - jazz [***]
  • Hampshire & Foat: Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (Athens of the North) [05-26] - jazz
  • Hamza: 1994 (Just Woke Up) [10-27] - alt r&b
  • Alex Han: Spirit (3 Deuces) [05-19] - jazz
  • Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Woodsist) [02-10]
  • Hang Em High: Tres Testosterones (Gig Ant/Boomslang) [04-22] - jazz
  • Happy Hollows: Concordia (self-released) [09-08]
  • Happyness: Write In (Bar None) [04-07] - pop rock
  • Haram: When You Have Won You Have Lost (self-released) [10-19] - punk
  • Hard Working Americans: We're All in This Together (Melvin) [08-04] - alt-indie rock [***]
  • Aldous Harding: Party (4AD) [05-19] - folk [B]
  • Curtis Harding: Face Your Fear (Anti-) [10-27] - r&b
  • Tom Harrell: Moving Picture (HighNote) [08-25] - jazz
  • Harriet Tubman: Araminta (Sunnyside) - jazz [A-]
  • Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 (Sony) [06-30] - dance pop [*]
  • Jack Harris: The Wide Afternoon (Rootbeat) [01-20]
  • Keyon Harrold: The Mugician (Legacy) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Bill Hart: Touch of Blue (Blue Canoe) [02-09] - jazz [B-]
  • Daniel Hart: A Ghost Story [Original Soundtrack] (Milan) [07-07] - soundtrack
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project: Stephen Hartke: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon (BMOP/sound) [02-28] - classical
  • Andrew Hartman: Compass (self-released) - jazz
  • Mick Harvey: Intoxicated Women (Mute)
  • Taylor Haskins & Green Empire: The Point (Recombination) [11-07] - jazz [*]
  • Mariem Hassan: La Voz Indomita (del Sahara Occidental) (Nubenegra) [02-10] - Saharan [***]
  • Joao Hasselberg & Pedro Branco: From Order to Chaos (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Hans Hassler: Wie Die Zeit Hinter Mir Her (Intakt) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Hater: You Tried (PNKSLM) [03-10] - alt/indie
  • Juliana Hatfield: Pussycat (American Laundromat) [04-28] - indie rock
  • Hauschka: What If (Temporary Residence) [03-31] - electronic
  • Have Mercy: Make the Best of It (Hopeless) [04-21] - alt/indie
  • Sinjin Hawke: First Opus (Fractal Fantasy) [05-10] - bass music
  • Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e] (self-released) [07-02] - jazz [**]
  • Alexander Hawkins-Elaine Mitchener Quartet: Uproot (Intakt) [11-00] - jazz [**]
  • H Hawkline: I Romanticize (Heavenly) [06-02] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Louis Hayes: Serenade for Horace (Blue Note) [05-26] - jazz [***]
  • Wade Hayes: Old Country Song (Conabor) [06-09] - country [B]
  • Walker Hayes: Boom (Monument) [12-08] - country
  • Darren Hayman: Thankful Villages Vol 2 (Rivertones)
  • Hazelrigg Brothers: Songs We Like (self-released) [09-12] - jazz
  • Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Adios Senor Pussycat (Violette) [10-20] - indie rock
  • Headland: True Flowers From This Painted World (Headland) [06-07] - post-rock
  • Headroom: Head in the Clouds (Trouble in Mind) [10-20] - psychedelic rock
  • Heads of State: Four in One (Smoke Sessions) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Willie J Healey: People & Their Dogs (National Anthem/Columbia) [08-18] - pop
  • Hear in Now [Mazz Swift/Tomeka Reid/Silvia Bolognesi]: Not Living in Fear (International Anthem) [06-07] - jazz [**]
  • Heart Attack Man: The Manson Family (You Did This/Triple Crown) [03-03]
  • Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott: Crooked Calypso (Virgin EMI) [07-23] - alt/indie rock [*]
  • Heaven in Her Arms: White Halo (Daymare) [05-24] - rock
  • Hegge: Vi Ar Ledsna Men Du Far Inte Langre Vara Barn (Particular) [09-25]
  • Tim Heidecker: Too Dumb for Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs (Jagjaguwar) [11-08] - comedy music [B]
  • The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks (Soundway) [05-26] - jazz fusion [***]
  • The Heliocentrics: The Sunshine Makers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Soundway) [06-30] - jazz
  • The Heliosonic Tone-Tette: Heliosonic Toneways Vol 1 (ScienSonic Laboratories) - jazz
  • Helium: Ends With And (Matador) [05-19]
  • Hellbound Glory: Pinball (Black Country Rock) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Hello Skinny: Watermelon Sun (Brownswood) [11-24] - jazz
  • Natalie Hemby: Puxico (GetWrucke) [01-13] - Americana [**]
  • Nick Hempton Trio: Stonk Live (Smalls Live) - jazz
  • Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas: The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory) [11-10] - rock [A-]
  • Rebecca Hennessy's Fog Brass Band: Two Calls (self-released) [05-19] - jazz [*]
  • Arve Henriksen: Towards Language (Rune Grammofon) [01-16] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Henry: Thrum (Sheer Sound) [10-27] - folk
  • HER: HER (Island) [10-20] - r&b
  • G Herbo: Humble Beast (Machine Entertainment Group) [09-22] - hip-hop
  • Hercules and Love Affair: Omnion ()
  • Here Lies Man: Here Lies Man (Riding Easy) [04-07]
  • Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas: Telephone (Instant) [06-23]
  • Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre: The Art of Latin Jazz (Origin) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Hernies: If You Can't Think Then You Cannot Be Afraid of the Consequences of Your Actions (Orange Twin) [04-07] - rock
  • Vincent Herring: Hard Times (Smoke Sessions) - jazz [*]
  • Her's: Songs of Her's (Heist or Hit) [05-12]
  • Emily Herring: Gliding (Eight 30) [10-13] - country [B]
  • Fred Hersch: Open Book (Palmetto) [09-08] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Herskedal: The Roc (Edition) [02-24] - jazz
  • Hey Colossus: The Guillotine (Rocket) [06-02]
  • Hey Violet: From the Outside (Hi or Hey/Capitol/Caroline) [06-16] - pop rock
  • Lilly Hiatt: Trinity Lane (New West) [08-25] - alt/indie [**]
  • Hiccup: Imaginary Enemies (Father/Daughter) [03-24]
  • Dylan Hicks: Ad Out (Soft Launch) - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Hieroglyphic Being/Sarathy Korwar/Shabaka Hutchings: ARE Project (Technicolour) [08-04] - expermental
  • HiFi Sean: Ft Excursions (-) [04-21]
  • High Plains: Cinderland (Kranky) [03-10] - ambient
  • Higher Brothers: Black Cab (CXSHXNLY) [05-31] - hip-hop
  • Higher Power: Soul Structure (Flatspot) [05-19]
  • Manga Saint Hilaire & Lewi B: Outbursts From the Outskirts (self-released) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Kacy Hill: Like a Woman (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [06-30]
  • Chris Hillman: Bidin' My Time (Universal) [09-22] - country
  • The Great Harry Hillman: Tilt (Cuneiform) - jazz [**]
  • Hillsong United: Wonder (self-released) [06-09] - gospel
  • Cynthia Hilts: Lyric Fury (Blond Coyote) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Art Hirahara: Central Line (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc) [04-21] - psychedelic pop [*]
  • Hitmakerchinx: Shades and Monsters: FDM Classics (Night Slugs) [07-21]
  • Ho99o9: United States of Horror (Deathkult) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • AJ Hobbs: Too Much Is Never Enough (Booker) [02-17] -
  • Dre Hocevar: Surface of Inscription (Clean Feed) - jazz [B-]
  • Hodera: First Things First (Take This to Heart) [10-20] - alt/indie
  • Florian Hoefner: Coldwater Stories (Origin) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Hofbauer: Ghost Frets (Creative Nation Music) - jazz [***]
  • Eric Hofbauer: Prehistoric Jazz Volume 4: Reminiscing in Tempo (Creative Nation Music) [11-03] - jazz [***]
  • Les Hoffsaes & Loto Retina: Early Contact (Permalink) [06-26] - electronic
  • Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Souvenir (Magnolia Music) [03-24] - folk
  • James Holden & the Animal Spirits: The Animal Spirits (Border Community) [11-03] - electronic
  • Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet: This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal (Shane's Mohawk) - jazz
  • Hollyn: One-Way Conversations (Gotee) [02-10] - pop
  • Mats Holmquist: Big Band Minimalism (Summit) - jazz
  • Julia Holter: In the Same Room ()
  • Holy Holy: Paint (Wonderlick Entertainment) [02-24] - alt/indie
  • Homeboy Sandman: Veins (Stones Throw -EP) [03-31] - hip-hop [**]
  • Homemade Weapons: Negative Space (Samurai Music) [12-02] - electronic
  • Homeshake: Fresh Air (Sinderlyn) [02-03] - hypnagogic pop
  • The Homesick: Youth Hunt () [03-10] - post-punk
  • Honest John: International Breakthrough (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Honey Joy: Honey Joy (Everything Sucks)
  • Tristan Honsinger/Antonio Borghini/Tobias Delius/Axel Dorner: Hook Line and Sinker (De Platenbakakkerij) - jazz [*]
  • Hooded Fang: Dynasty House (Daps -EP) [05-19]
  • Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now (Sub Pop) [02-10] - alt pop/rock [A-]
  • Hoops: Routines (Fat Possum) [05-05] - jangle pop
  • Adam Hopkins: Party Pack Ice (pfMENTUM -EP) [08-10] - jazz [*]
  • Niall Horan: Flicker (Capitol) [10-20] - electro-industrial
  • Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call (Prestige) [05-12] - jazz [**]
  • The Horrors: V (Wolf Tone/Caroline) [09-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Horse Lords: Mixtape IV (Northern Spy) [05-05]
  • Horse Thief: Trials & Truths (Bella Union) [01-27] - pop/rock
  • Horsebeach: Beauty & Sadness ()
  • Hot Water Music: Light It Up (Rise) [09-15] - alt/indie
  • Hots: Numbers (Multikulti) - jazz
  • House and Land: House and Land (Thrill Jockey) [06-16] - folk
  • House of Feelings: Last Chance EP (Infinite Best -EP) [08-11] - electronic
  • Randy Howard: A Pair of Knees (Grand Old Man Music) [05-09] - country
  • Charles Howl: My Idol Family (Oh Many) [10-27] - rock
  • HTMLflowers: Chrome Halo (Wondercore Island) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can (Bordello/Thirty Tigers) [08-18] - alt-country [A-]
  • Joseph Huber: The Suffering Stage (self-released) [04-21] - [***]
  • Hafdis Huld: Dare to Dream Small (Red Grape) [07-28]
  • Humcrush: Enter Humcrush (Shhpuma) - jazz [**]
  • Hundred Waters: Communicating (Owsla) [09-14] - electronic
  • Hundredth: Rare (Hopeless) [06-16] - post-punk
  • Dean Hurley: Anthology Resource Vol 1 (Sacred Bones) [08-06] - dark ambient
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO) [03-10] - Americana [*]
  • Hurts: Desire (self-released) [09-29] - pop
  • J Hus: Common Sense (Black Butter/Epic) [05-12] - grime [**]
  • Hvalfugl: By (self-released) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • Agnes Hvizdalek: Index (Nakama) [02-27] - jazz
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Sing House (Euonymous) [05-05] - jazz [***]
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Book of Sound (Honest Jons) [11-14] - jazz
  • Hysj: Blokers (-) [03-17]
  • I Am the Polish Army: My Old Man (self-released) [03-31]
  • I Ludicrous: Songs From the Sides of Lorries (Cherry Red) [10-27]
  • Ibeyi: Ash (XL) [09-29] [*]
  • Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai (Merge) [03-17] - African [**]
  • Iceland Symphony Orchestra: Recurrence (Sono Luminus) [04-07] - classical
  • Ichon: Il Suffit de la Faire (Bon Gamin) [11-24]
  • Jay IDK: IWasVeryBad (Commission Music) [10-13] - hip-hop
  • Idle Bloom: Little Deaths (Fraternity as Vanity) [02-17] - country
  • Idles: Brutalism (Bailey) [03-10] - post-punk [***]
  • IFE: IIII+IIII (self-released) [03-31]
  • Ifriqqiya Electrique: Ruwahine (Glitterbeat) [05-26]
  • Iglooghost: Neo Wax Bloom (Brainfeeder) [09-29] - electronic
  • IKB: Ornithorhynchus Anatinus (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ikonika: Distractions (Hyperdub) [06-02] - electronic
  • Ill Camille: Heirloom (Illustrated/Frontroom) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Imagine Dragons: Evolve (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) [06-23] - pop rock
  • Immolation: Atonement (Nuclear Blast) [02-24] - metal
  • Impalers: Cellar Dweller (Magic Bullet) [07-07] - hardcore punk
  • In Flagranti: Sprezzatura (Top of the Month) [04-17]
  • Incendiary: Thousand Mile Stare (Closed Casket Activities) [05-05]
  • Indian Wells: Where the World Ends (Friends of Friends) [09-08]
  • Infected Mushroom: Return to the Sauce (Hommega) [01-27]
  • Inheaven: Inheaven (PIAS)
  • Injury Reserve: Drive Like It's Stolen (Las Fuegas -EP) [09-29] - hip-hop
  • Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (Chapter Two) - reggae
  • Innocent When You Dream: Dirt in the Ground (self-released) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Institute: Subordination (Sacred Bones) [06-02] - alt/indie
  • The Inward Circles: And Right Lines Limit and Close All Bodies (Corbel Stone Press) [03-12]
  • Iojii & Swarvy: Due Rent (Fresh Selects) [03-31] - hip-hop
  • Nabihah Iqbal: Weighing of the Heart (Ninja Tune) [12-01] -
  • Jon Irabagon/John Hegre/Nils Are Dronen: Axis (Rune Grammofon) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Sherman Irby & Momentum: Cerulean Canvas (Black Warrior) [10-20] - jazz [*]
  • Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra: Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra (Spunk) [01-20]
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri: The Shameless Years (Umor Rex)
  • Iron & Wine: Beast Epic (Sub Pop) [08-25] - indie pop
  • Iron Chic: You Can't Stay Here (Side One Dummy) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Iron Reagan: Crossover Ministry (Relapse) [12-13] - crossover thrash
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem/Don Giovanni) [09-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound (Southeastern) [06-16] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • The Isley Brothers/Santana: Power of Peace (Legacy) [07-28] - rock
  • Ishmael Ensemble: Songs for Knotty (Banoffee Pies -EP) [02-00] - [B]
  • IT: We're All in This Together (Progressive Gears) [03-01]
  • IU: Palette (Loen) [04-21] - K-Pop
  • Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1: Round Trip (self-released) [04-28] - jazz
  • Ivo: Mix: Songs to Chill To Vol 14 (Stereofox) [12-03]
  • Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over (ECM) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Jacaszek: Kwiaty (Ghostly International) [03-17] - electronic
  • Dylan Jack Quartet: Diagrams (Creative Nation Music) [09-22] - jazz [***]
  • Jade Jackson: Gilded (Anti) [05-19]
  • Michael Gregory Jackson: Spirit Signal Strata (Golden) [10-26] - jazz
  • Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant (ECM) [01-13] - jazz [**]
  • Jakuzi: Fantezi Muzik (Domuz) [03-01] - alt/indie
  • JAM: Silent Notes (Victor Entertainment) [05-24] - jazz
  • Nicky Jam: Fenix ()
  • Ahmad Jamal: Marseille (Jazz Village) - jazz [**]
  • Jose James: Love in a Time of Madness (Blue Note) [02-15] - r&b [*]
  • Leela James: Did It for Love (BMG) [03-31] - r&b
  • Jamiroquai: Autumaton (Virgin EMI) [03-31] - nu-disco
  • Henry Jamison: The Wilds (Akira) [10-27] - folk
  • Danny Janklow: Elevation (Outside In Music) - jazz [B]
  • BJ Jansen: Common Ground (Ronin Jazz) - jazz [**]
  • Chris Janson: Everybody (Warner Bros) [09-22] - country
  • Jansport J: Pharaoh ()
  • Japan Blues: Sells His Record Collection (self-released) [02-03]
  • Japandroids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life (Anti-) [01-27] - indie rock [**]
  • Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans) [07-14] - dream pop [**]
  • JASSS: Weightless (IDEAL) [09-15] - experimental
  • Jay-Z: 4:44 (Roc Nation/UMG) [06-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: The Music of John Lewis (Blue Engine) [03-24] - jazz [*]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Handful of Keys (Blue Engine) [09-15] - jazz
  • The Jazz Passengers: Still Life With Trouble (Thirsty Ear) - jazz [**]
  • Garland Jeffreys: 14 Steps to Harlem (Luna Park) [04-28] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Jerome Jennings: The Beast (Iola) [11-18] - jazz
  • Jentsch Group Quartet: Fractured Pop (Fleur de Son) [04-07] - jazz [*]
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy (ADA/Warner) [03-24] - alt rock [**]
  • Dusan Jevtovic: No Answer (Moonjune) - jazz [*]
  • Johnny Jewel: Windswept (Italians Do It Better) [05-10]
  • JFDR [Jofridur Akadottir]: Brazil (White Sun Rec) [03-17] - alt/indie
  • JID: The Never Story (Dreamville/Interscope) [03-10] - hip-hop [***]
  • Jidenna: The Chief (Wondaland/Epic) [02-17] - hip-hop
  • Jlin: Black Origami (Planet Mu) [05-19] - footwork [**]
  • JMSN: Whatever Makes U Happy (White Room) [04-28] - alt r&b
  • Joan of Arc: He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands (Joyful Noise) [01-20] - experimental rock
  • Kari Jobe: The Garden (Sparrow) [02-03]
  • Sven-Ake Johansson: Lind (Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu) [03-10] - jazz
  • Nicole Johanntgen: Henry (Hofa) - jazz
  • Chuck Johnson: Balsams (Vdsq) [07-07]
  • Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony (Tuscarora) - jazz [**]
  • Max Johnson: In the West (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Syleena Johnson: Rebirth of Soul (Shanachie) [11-10] - r&b
  • Billy Jones: 3's a Crowd (Acoustical Concepts) [03-24] - jazz [B]
  • Danko Jones: Wild Cat (AFM) [03-03] - hard rock
  • Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind: Super Natural (self-released) [06-11]
  • Paul Jones: Clean (Outside In Music) [08-04] - jazz [B]
  • Sean Jones: Live From Jazz at the Bistro (Mack Avenue) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Soul of a Woman (Daptone) [11-17] - r&b [*]
  • Willie Jones III: My Point Is . . . (WJ3) [10-13] - jazz
  • Wizz Jones/Pete Berryman/Simeon Jones: Come What May (Riverboat) [05-26]
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Don't Get Lost (A) [02-24] - indie rock
  • Jonwayne: Rap Album Two (The Order Label) [02-17] - hip-hop [***]
  • Majid Jordan: The Space Between (OVO Sound/Warner Bros) [10-27] - r&b
  • Theo Jorgensmann and Albrecht Maurer: Hymnen An Die Nacht (Nemu) [06-30] - jazz
  • Jorrdee: Avant (Parlophone) [04-14] - alt rap
  • Jovi: 16 Wives ()
  • Ju: Summa (Rare Noise) [03-31] - jazz [B]
  • Juanes: Mis Planes Son Amarte (Universal Music Latino) [05-12] - Latin
  • Juicy J: Highly Intoxicated (self-released) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Juju & Jordash: Sis-Boom-Bah! (Dekmantel) [10-11] - house
  • The Juju Exchange: Exchange (self-released) [04-21]
  • Yan Jun & Ben Owen: Swimming Salt (Organized Music From Thessaloniki) - jazz
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Kin Sonic (Glitterbeat) [03-03] - African [**]
  • Justice for the Damned: Dragged Through the Dirt (Cooking Vinyl) [06-14]
  • K Flay: Every Where Is Some Where (Night Street/Interscope) [04-07] - alt r&b
  • Kacy & Clayton: The Siren's Song (New West) [08-18] - folk
  • Kadavar: Rough Times (Nuclear Blast) [09-29] - rock
  • Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra: The Reason Why Vol 3 (Headspin) [11-03] - jazz
  • Kamaiyah: Before I Wake (self-released) [11-07] - hip-hop
  • Kamikaze Girls: Seafoam (Big Scary Monsters) [06-09]
  • Danny Kamins/Damon Smith/Alvin Fielder/Joe Hertenstein: After Effects (FMR) - jazz
  • Jun Kamoda: Blind Disco (Black Acre) [06-02]
  • Noah Kaplan Quartet: Cluster Swerve (Hatology) - jazz [A-]
  • Karavan: Karavan ()
  • Karen & the Sorrows: The Narrow Place (self-released) [08-25]
  • Karkhana: For Seun Matta (Holiday) - jazz
  • Keith Karns Big Band: An Eye on the Future (Summit) - jazz [C+]
  • Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud (Sony) [05-05] - alt dance
  • Kasai Allstars & Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste: Around Felicite (Crammed Discs) [04-28] - African [**]
  • Kasai Allstars: Felicite Remixes (Crammed Discs) [04-28] - African [*]
  • Brian Kastan: Roll the Dice on Life (Kastan) [01-01] - jazz [C+]
  • Achim Kaufman/Olie Brice: Of Tides (Babel) [03-24] - jazz
  • Maija Kauhanen: Raivopryora (Nordic Notes) [03-17] - folk
  • Kbit: Future Yesterday (self-released) [01-16] - downtempo
  • Mack Keane: 2107 (MasonMack -EP) [05-05] - pop
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Find the Common Shine a Light (Greenleaf Music) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Chief Keef: Thot Breaker (RBC) [06-08] - hip-hop
  • Keep Shelly in Athens: Philokalia (self-released)
  • Keeping: Ruin Value (Community)
  • Kehlani: SweetSexySavage (Atlantic) [01-27] - r&b [*]
  • Davy Kehoe: Short Passing Game (Wah Wah Wino) [04-02]
  • Toby Keith: The Bus Songs (Show Dog Nashville) [09-08] - country
  • Kelela: Take Me Apart (Warp) [10-06] - contemporary r&b [**]
  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine (Cooking Vinyl) [08-11] - pop-rock
  • Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys: Pretty Peggy (Navigator) [10-06] - folk
  • Madeline Kenney: Night Night at the First Landing (Company) [09-01] - indie rock
  • Stacey Kent: I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions (Okeh) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Kesha: Rainbow (Kemosabe/RCA) [08-11] - pop [*]
  • Kettenkarussell: Insecurity Guard (Giegling) [05-15]
  • K Flay: Every Where Is Some Where ()
  • Khaki Blazer: Didn't Have to Cut (Hausu Mountain) [05-19] - electronic
  • Khalid: American Teen (Right Hand/RCA) [03-03] - alt r&b [A-]
  • Steve Khan: Backlog (Tone Center) [02-24] - jazz
  • Khotin: New Tab (self-released)
  • Nadine Khouri: The Salted Air ()
  • Kiasmos: Blurred EP (Erased Tapes -EP) [10-06] - house
  • The Kickback: Weddings and Funerals (Julian) [07-14] - rock
  • Kid Koala: Music to Draw To: Satellite (Arts & Crafts) [01-20] - ambient pop
  • Rebecca Kilgore/Bernd Lhotzky: This and That (Arbors) [03-10] - Jazz
  • Kill Alters: No Self Helps (Hausu Mountain) [07-28] - noise
  • Adamn Killa: I Am Adamn (Homespun Media Group) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful (Island) [09-22] - indie pop
  • Harald Kimmig/Ernesto Rodrigues/Miguel Mira/Guilherme Rodrigues/Vasco Trilla: Blattwerk (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Steve Kimmock: Satellite City (MRI Music) [10-27]
  • Matt King: Monk in Brazil: Re-Grooving the Music of Thelonious Monk (Mighty Quinn) [08-01] - jazz
  • King Crimson: Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago June 28th 2017 (Discipline Global Mobile) [10-14] - prog rock
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO) [02-24] - psychedelic rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Murder of the Universe (ATO) [06-23] - acid rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Mild High Club: Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO) [08-18] - psychedelic rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Polygondwanaland (self-released) [11-17] - prog rock
  • King Krule: The OOZ (True Panther Sounds) [10-13] [B]
  • King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse) [02-24] - sludge metal
  • Kingdom: Tears in the Club (Fade to Mind) [02-24] - alt r&b
  • Aris Kindt: Swann and Odette (Kingdoms) [10-20] - ambient
  • Lauren Kinhan: A Sleepin' Bee (Dotted i) - jazz [B]
  • KiNK: Playground (Running Back) [11-03]
  • Kardajala Kirridarra: Kardajala Kirridarra (self-released) [07-07]
  • Kitchens of Distinction: Watch Our Planet Circle (One Little Indian) [05-19]
  • Kite Base: Latent Whispers (Little Something) [05-28]
  • Kitty: Miami Garden Club (Pretty Wavvy) [08-25] - cloud rap
  • Petros Klampanis: Chroma (Motema) [03-10] - jazz
  • Klein: Tommy (Hyperdub -EP) [09-29] - glitch
  • Kllo: Backwater (Ghostly International) [10-20] - electronic
  • KMFDM: Hell Yeah (EarMusic) [08-18] - electro-industrial
  • Lisa Knapp: Til April Is Dead: A Garland of May (Ear to the Ground) [04-28]
  • Kneebody: Anti-Hero (Motema) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • The Knife: Live at Terminal 5 (Rabid) [09-01] - alt/idie
  • Knuckle Puck: Shapeshifter (Rise) [10-13] - rock
  • Kirk Knuffke: Cherryco (SteepleChase) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Kodak Black: Paintin' Pictures (Atlantic) [03-31] - hip-hop
  • Kokotab: Flying Heart (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Kolsch: 1989 (Kompakt) [09-22] - tech house
  • Kondi Band: Salone (Strut) [06-02] - African [***]
  • Lee Konitz: Frescalalto (Impulse) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Konstrukt: LOTUS (Omlott) - jazz
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Finna Be Past Tense (Stones Throw) [02-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gregg Kowalsky: L'Orange L'Orange (Mexican Summer) [11-10] - ambient
  • Koyo: Koyo (88 Watt) [09-15] - psychedelic rock
  • Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet (Verve) [05-05] - jazz [***]
  • Alison Krauss: Windy City (Capitol) [02-17] - country [A-]
  • Kreator: Gods of Violence (Nuclear Blast)
  • Krept & Konan: 7 Days (Def Jam) [10-20] - hip-hop
  • Kries: Selo Na Okuke/Village Tracks (Riverboat) [10-27] - Croatian
  • Nick Krgovich: In an Open Field (Tin Angel) [12-01] - pop
  • Krokofant: Krokofant III (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Marie Kruttli Trio: Running After the Sun (QFTF) - jazz
  • Martin Kuchen/Lieber Heiland: Lass und Sterben (Sofa Music) - jazz
  • Kungobram: Night in Panam (self-released) [12-16] - jazz
  • Talib Kweli: Radio Silence (Javotti Media) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Pierre Kwenders: Makanda at the End of Space the Beginning of Time (Bonsound) [09-08] - [*]
  • Killa Kyleon & DJ Candlestick: Lorraine Motel (RBC) [04-04] - hip-hop
  • Kyoto Jazz Sextet: Unity (Extra Freedom) [06-14] - jazz
  • Yannis Kyriakides: Subvoice (Unsounds) - jazz
  • La Mambanegra: El Callegueso Y Su Mala Mana (Movimentos) [03-05] -
  • La Pingo's Orquesta: Peregrino (Ropeadope) [07-28] - jazz
  • La Santa Cecilia: Amar y Vivir (Universal Music) [04-28] - pop
  • La Tene: Tardive/Issime (Astral Spirits) [09-22] - jazz
  • LA Witch: LA Witch (Suicide Squeeze) [09-08]
  • Patti Labelle: Bel Hommage (GPE) [05-05] - jazz
  • Steve Lacy: Steve Lacy's Demo (Three Quarter -EP) [02-24] - hip-hop [B]
  • Lady Antebellum: Heart Break (Busbee) [06-09] - country
  • Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations (Universal) [05-19] - singer-songwriter
  • The LaFontaines: Common Problem (A Wolf at Your Door) - alt rock
  • Natalia LaFourcade: Musas (Columbia) [05-05] - Latin
  • Lagartijeando: El Gran Poder (Wonderwheel) [03-31]
  • Mario Laginha/Julian Arguelles/Helge Andreas Norbakken: Setembro (Edition) [10-06] - jazz
  • Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother (Dead Oceans) [10-06] - alt/indie [***]
  • Laibach: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Mute) [07-14]
  • Andrew Lamb/Warren Smith/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: The Sea of Modicum (NoBusiness) [09-00] - jazz [*]
  • Lady Lamb: Tender Warriors Club ()
  • Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations (Rounder) [05-19]
  • Oliver Lake Featuring Flux Quartet: Right Up On (Passin' Thru) [04-21] - jazz [B]
  • LAMA + Joachim Badenhorst: Metamorphosis (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Kendrick Lamar: Damn (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) [04-14] - rap [A-]
  • Andrew Lamb: The Sea of Modicum (NoBusiness) - jazz [*]
  • Michel Lambert: Alom Mola (Jazz From Rant) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Lanark Artefax: Whities 011 (Whities -EP) [06-09] - electronic
  • Land of Talk: Life After Youth (Saddle Creek) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Lando Chill: The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind (Mello) [06-23] - hip-hop
  • Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Provogue) [06-30] - blues
  • Brian Landrus Orchestra: Generations (BlueLand) [07-28] - jazz [**]
  • Nikki Lane: Highway Queen (New West) [02-17] - alt-country [**]
  • Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle (Heavenly/PIAS) [04-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Jonny Lang: Signs (Provogue) [09-08]
  • Jon Langford: Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls (Bloodshot) [09-22] [***]
  • Langhorne Slim: Lost at Last Vol 1 (Dualtone) [11-10] - country
  • Steve Langone Trio: Breathe (Whaling City Sound) [07-28] - jazz [**]
  • Lankum: Between the Earth and Sky (Rough Trade) [10-27] - folk
  • LANY: LANY (Polydor) [06-30] - synthpop
  • Lapalux: Ruinism (Brainfeeder) [06-30]
  • Pierre Lapointe: La Science du Coeur (Sony France) [10-06] - chamber pop
  • Large Unit: Fluku (PNL) [10-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Larkin Poe: Peach (Tricki-Woo) [09-29] - blues rock
  • Zara Larsson: So Good (Epic/TEN) [03-17] - dance pop [**]
  • The Last Dinosaur: The Nothing (Naim) [07-07] - indie folk
  • Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces (Ghostly International) [05-17] - ambient
  • Last Leaves: Other Towns Than Ours (Lost & Lonesome) [10-20] - alt/indie
  • Bill Laswell/Sacred System: Dub Chamber 3: The Exegesis (self-released) [04-09] - jazz
  • Eric Lau: Examples (First World) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Matt Lavelle: Quartet (Unseen Rain) [01-18] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses: End Times (Unseen Rain) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Shannon Lay: Living Water (Woodsist/Mare) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • LCD Soundsystem: American Dream (DFA/Columbia) [09-01] - dance-punk [**]
  • Nguyen Le & Ngo Hong Quang: Ha Noi Duo (ACT) [01-13] - jazz
  • Le Filles De Illighadad: Eghass Malan (Sahel Sounds) [10-28]
  • Yung Lean: Stranger (Year0001) [11-10]
  • Lean Left: I Forgot to Breathe (Trost) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Joelle Leandre/Phil Minton: Leandre-Minton (Fou) - jazz
  • Leap of Faith: Domains (Evil Clown) - jazz
  • Anja Lechner/Agnes Vestermann: Valentin Silvestrov: Hieroglyphen Der Nacht (ECM New Series) [09-22] - classical
  • Lecrae: All Things Work Together (Reach/Columbia) [09-22] - hip-hop
  • Led Bib: Umbrella Weather (RareNoise) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Ledisi: Let Love Rule (Universal) [09-22] - r&b
  • Th' Legendary Shack Shakers: After You've Gone (Last Chance) [08-25] - rock
  • LeeAnn Ledgerwood: Renewal (SteepleChase) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: April (self-released) [02-24] - jazz [B-]
  • R Andrew Lee: The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield 16 VIII 10 (Kansas City) (Irritable Hedgehog Music) [06-30] - classical
  • LEF: Hypersomniac (RareNoise) [12-08] - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Onward (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Left Lane Cruiser: Claw Machine Wizard (Alive Naturalsound) [03-30] -
  • Leif: July V/Shoulders Back (Tio Series -EP) [02-06] - deep house
  • Leikeli47: Wash & Set (Hardcover/RCA) [09-08] - hip-hop
  • Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian) [02-17] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet: Fragments of Always (FMR) [07-00] - jazz
  • Joao Lencastre's Communion 3: Movements in Freedom (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Ted Leo: The Hanged Man (SuperEgo) [08-31] - rock [B-]
  • Sean Leon: I Think You've Gone Mad (or the Sins of the Father) (The Iniative) [02-05] - hip-hop
  • Sean Leon: CCWMTT (The Initiative) [11-29] - hip-hop
  • Kiran Leonard: Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi) [09-15] - pop
  • Sondre Lerche: Pleasure (PLZ-MONA) [03-03] - indietronica
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Republique Amazone (RealWorld) [03-10] - African [A-]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Les Filles De Illighadad: Eghass Malan
  • Les Filles De Illighadad: Eghass Malan (Sahelsounds) [10-29] - African
  • Les Lullies: Don't Look Twice (Slovenly -EP) [punk]
  • Less Art: Strangled Light (Gilead Media) [07-28] - metal
  • The Billy Lester Trio: Italy 2016 (Ultra Sound) [11-03] - jazz
  • Leveret: Inventions (RootBeat) [09-15] - folk
  • Daniel Levin Quartet: Live at Firehouse 12 (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Mike Levine: Star Gazing (self-released) - jazz
  • Allegra Levy: Cities Between Us (SteepleChase) - jazz [***]
  • Philip Lewen: Am I Really Here All Alone? (Tompkins Square) [02-24] - folk
  • Gregory Lewis Organ Monk: The Breathe Suite (self-released) [05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Endless Field [Jesse Lewis/Ike Sturm]: Endless Field (Biophilia) [06-23] - jazz [B]
  • Madison Lewis: Back to the Blue (self-released) [09-22] - country
  • Mark Lewis: New York Session (Audio Daddio) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Lexie: Record Time! (Skeleton Realm)
  • Liars: TFCF (Mute) [08-25] - art rock
  • The Liberation Music Collective: Rebel Portraiture (Ad Astrum) [08-17] - jazz [*]
  • Liebman/Murley Quartet: Live at U of T (U of T Jazz) [12-15] - jazz [***]
  • Kurt Liedwart/Andrey Popovskiy/Martin Taxt: Hjem (Mikroton) - jazz
  • Helge Lien Trio: Guzuguzu (Ozella) [04-21] - jazz
  • Mr Lif & Brass Menazeri: Resilient (Waxsimile) [11-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Life: Popular Music (Afghan Moon) [06-16] - alt/indie
  • Lights: Skin & Earth (Warner Bros) [09-22] - pop
  • Lil B: Black Ken (BasedWorld) [08-17] - hip-hop
  • Lil Peep: Come Over When You're Sober (Part One) (Warner Music Sweden) [08-15] - rock
  • Lil Pump: Lil Pump (Warner Bros) [06-06] - hip-hop
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Luv Is Rage 2 (Atlantic) [08-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lil Wayne: In Tune We Trust (916% Entertainment -EP) [07-05] - hip-hop
  • Lil Yachty: Teenage Emotions (Quality Control/Capitol/Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop
  • Lillie Mae: Forever and Then Some (Third Man) [04-14] - country
  • Christian Lillinger/Tobias Delius: Dicht (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Limp Wrist: Facades (La Vida Es Un Mus) [08-02] - hardcore punk
  • Arto Lindsay: Cuidado Madame (Northern Spy) [04-21] - [A-]
  • James Lindsay: Strand (Oir) [06-02]
  • Lindstrom: It's Alright Between Us as It Is (Feedelity) [10-20] - dance/electronic
  • Lingua Ignota: Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him () - death industrial
  • Lingua Ignota: All Bitches Die (self-released) [06-07] - death industrial
  • Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra: Weapons of Mass Destruction (self-released) [10-15] - jazz
  • Rudy Linka: American Trailer (Music in the Center) [11-01] - jazz
  • Linkin Park: One More Light (Warner Bros) [05-19] - electropop
  • Travis Linville: Up Ahead (self-released) [03-27] - country
  • Son Little: New Magic (Anti-) [09-15] - alt/indie
  • Little Bandit: Breakfast Alone (YK) [02-10] - country
  • Little Barrie: Death Express (Non-Delux) [07-07] - alt/indie
  • Little Big Town: The Breaker (Capitol Nashville) [02-24] - country
  • Little Cub: Still Life (Domino) [04-28]
  • Little Dragon: Season High (Loma Vista) [04-14] - electropop
  • Little Steven: Soulfire (Wicked Cool/Universal) [05-19]
  • Thet Liturgiske Owasendet: Catalina (Lobster Sleep Sequence -16) [12-16-2-16] - drone
  • Kedr Livansky: Ariadna (2MR) [09-08] - electronic
  • Live Human: Scratch Bop (Cosmic) [01-00] - jazz [**]
  • Living Colour: Shade (MRI) [09-08] - funk metal
  • Llop: J Imp (El Negocito) - jazz [*]
  • Charles Lloyd New Quartet: Passin' Thru (Blue Note) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Tove Lo: Blue Lips (Island) [11-17] - electropop
  • Lo Tom: Lo Tom (Barsuk) [07-14]
  • Locust Leaves: A Subtler Kind of Light (I Voidhanger) [03-17] - prog metal
  • Lodz: Time Doesn't Heal Anything (Klonosphere) [03-17] - hardcore
  • Jess Locke: Universe (Pool House) [10-20] - indie rock
  • Logic: Everybody (Def Jam) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • Lomelda: Thx (Double Double Whammy) [09-08] - indie rock
  • London Grammar: Truth Is a Beautiful Thing (Ministry of Sound) [06-09] - dream pop
  • The Lone Bellow: Walk Into a Storm (Masterworks) [09-15]
  • Lone Taxidermist: Trifle (MemeTune) [08-25] - dance
  • Loney Dear: Loney Dear (Real World) [09-29] - pop/rock
  • Mike Longo Trio: Only Time Will Tell (CAP) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Looming: Seed (No Sleep) [09-29] - indie rock
  • David Lopato: Gendhing for a Spirit Rising (Global Coolant -2CD) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • L'Orange: The Ordinary Man (Mello Music Group) [10-27] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lord Echo: Harmonies (Soundway) [04-07] - funk/soul [A-]
  • Lorde: Melodrama (Lava/Republic) [06-16] - art pop [A-]
  • Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes (Wichita) [02-24] - indie pop
  • Los Colognes: The Wave (Big Deal Media) [05-12]
  • Los Straitjackets: What's So Funny About Peace Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc) [05-19]
  • Loss: Horizonless (Profound Lore) [05-19] - doom metal
  • Lost Balloons: Hey Summer (Dirtnap) [06-16]
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers: Kalenda (Rice Pump) [08-11] - cajun [A-]
  • Lost Horizons: Ojala (Bella Union) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • A Lot Like Birds: Divisi (Equal Vision) [05-05] - progressive rock
  • Lotto: VV (Instant Classic) [11-23] - post-rock
  • Salami Rose Joe Louis: Zlaty Sauce Nephew (Hot Record Societe) [04-18] - trip hop
  • Demi Lovato: Tell Me You Love Me (Island) [09-29] - pop
  • The Lovely Bad Things: Teenage Grown Ups (Burger) [08-25]
  • Lovely Dark: New Born (681429) [11-05] - rock
  • Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 1) (Contender) [05-19] - indie rock [B]
  • Lower Slaughter: What Big Eyes (Box) [09-15] - rock
  • Lower Than Atlantis: Safe in Sound (Easy Life/Red Essential) [02-13] - hard rock
  • Lowly: Heba (Bella Union) [02-10] - dream pop
  • L'Rain: L'Rain (Astro Nautico) [09-15] - electronic
  • Romero Lubambo: Sampa (Sunnyside) [05-05] - jazz
  • Joyner Lucas: (508) 507-2209 (Atlantic) [06-16] - hip-hop
  • Marcela Lucatelli/Erik Kimestad Pedersen/Henrik Olsson: self-released () [J|jazz]
  • Julia Lucille: Chthonic (Keeled Scales) [04-07]
  • Robyn Ludwick: This Tall to Ride (self-released) [05-09]
  • Rob Luft: Riser (Edition) [07-17] - jazz [B]
  • Luka Productions: Fasokan (Sahel Sounds) [01-23] [**]
  • Walker Lukens: Tell It to the Judge (Modern Outsider) [09-22] - indie rock
  • Lullabier: 2512 (Silber) [12-22]
  • The Lulls in Traffic: Rabbit in the Snare (The Vanguard Room/No Threshold) [05-22]
  • Lunatic Soul: Fractured (Kscope) [10-06] - rock
  • Carmen Lundy: Code Noir (Afrasia Productions) [02-17] - jazz [B]
  • David Luning: Restless (Blue Rose Music) [02-03] - folk
  • Daniele Luppi and Parquet Courts: Milano (30th Century/Columbia) [10-27] - alt/indie [***]
  • Lush Purr: Cuckoo Waltz (Song by Toad) [05-05]
  • Lushloss: Asking/Bearing (Hush Hush) [07-28] - electronic
  • Lusine: Sensorimotor (Ghostly International) [03-03] - downtempo
  • Luwten: Luwten (Double for Me) [10-13] - electronic
  • The Luxembourg Signal: Blue Field (Shelflife) [10-13] - rock
  • L-Vis 1990: 12 Thousand Nights (self-released) [10-20] - grime
  • Dustin Lynch: Current Mood (Broken Bow) [09-08] - country
  • Richard Lynch: Mending Fences (Fence Row) [04-28] - country
  • Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers) [08-18] - Americana
  • Ray Lyon: Trinity One (self-released) - jazz
  • Yo-Yo Ma/Chris Thile/Edgar Meyer: Bach Trios () [04-07]
  • Mabel: Ivy to Roses (Capitol) [10-13] - r&b
  • Harold Mabern: To Love and Be Loved (Smoke Sessions) [08-25] - jazz [*]
  • Farbror Resande Mac: Farbror Resande Mac (Horisontal Mambo) [03-00] - downtempo
  • Doug MacDonald: Jazz Marathon 2 (BluJazz, 2CD) [02-06] - jazz [***]
  • Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra: Common Ground (Addo, 2CD) - jazz
  • Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo: Loe Loa: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree (Odelia) [09-04] - Latin
  • Mach-Hommy: Dump Gawd (YHN) [06-07] - hip-hop
  • Mach-Hommy x Thagodfahim: Dollar Menu (YHN -EP) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • Machine 3: Dystopia (Setola Di Maiale) [06-00] - jazz
  • Machine Gun Kelly: Bloom (Bad Boy/Interscope) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Bill MacKay: Esker (Drag City) [05-05] - rock
  • Bill MacKay/Ryler Walker: SpiderBeetleBee (Drag City) [10-20]
  • Macklemore: Gemini (Bendo) [09-22] - hip-hop
  • Nick Maclean Quartet: Rites of Ascension (Browntasaurus) [12-01] - jazz [*]
  • Holly Macve: Golden Eagle (Bella Union) [03-03] - country
  • Mad Professor/Jah9: Mad Professor Meets Jah9 in the Midst of the Storm (VP) [09-08] - reggae [**]
  • Kristofer Maddigan: Cuphead [Original Soundtrack] (Iam8bit) [09-29] - soundtrack
  • Made to Break: Trebuchet (Trost) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Madonnatron: Madonnatron (Trashmouth) [07-28] - alt rock
  • The Magnettes: Ugly Youth (DigSin) [06-30] - pop
  • Peter Madsen: Satin Doll: A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn (Playscape) - jazz
  • Magic Pie: King for a Day (Karisma) - jazz
  • The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch) [03-10] - indie pop [B-]
  • Roberto Magris Sextet: Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery (JMood) - jazz [***]
  • Alex Maguire/Nikolas Skordas Duo: Ships and Shepherds (Slam, 2CD) [05-19] - jazz [B]
  • Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo': TajMo (Concord) [05-04] - blues [B]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: Agrima (self-released) [10-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Ed Maina: In the Company of Brothers (self-released) [05-06] - jazz [B]
  • The Maine: Lovely Little Lonely (self-released) [04-07]
  • Major Lazer: No Know Better (-EP)
  • Major Parkinson: Blackbox (Degaton) [09-01] - art rock
  • Mako Sica: Invocation (Instant Classic/Feeding Tube) - jazz
  • Makthaverskan: III (Run for Cover) [10-20] - alt/indie
  • Tony Malaby/Mat Maneri/Daniel Levin: New Artifacts (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Male Gaze: Miss Taken (Castle Face) [06-30] - alt/indie
  • Sabrina Malheiros: Clareia (Far Out) [07-28] - jazz
  • Pete Malinverni Trio: Heaven (Saranac) - jazz
  • Malka: Ratatatat (Tantrum) - pop
  • Mallory Knox: Wired (Search and Destroy) [03-10] - alt rock
  • Russell Malone: Time for the Dancers (HighNote) - jazz
  • Mammut: Kinder Versions (Bella Union) [07-14] - alt/indie
  • Mama Luma: Mama Luma (Krapp's Tapes/Noise-Below) - jazz
  • Man Forever: Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey) [05-19]
  • Becca Mancari: Good Woman (self-released) [10-06] - country
  • Manchester Orchestra: A Black Mile to the Surface (Loma Vista) [07-28] - indie rock [B]
  • Mandragora: Salamandra (Alien) [01-01]
  • Mat Maneri/Evan Parker/Lucian Ban: Sounding Tears (Clean Feed) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Gucci Mane: Mr Davis (Atlantic) [10-13] - trap rap
  • Gucci Mane/Metro Boomin: Drop Top Wop (GUWOP/1017/Atlantic) [06-23] - hip-hop
  • Aimee Mann: Mental Illness (SuperEgo) [03-31] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista) [10-06] - rock
  • Ray Mantilla: High Voltage (Savant) [04-21] - jazz
  • Manuela: Manuela (Lost Map) [03-31]
  • MAP: Guerra E Paz (Porta Jazz) [03-01] - jazz
  • Mapache: Mapache (Spiritual Pajamas) [10-06]
  • George Maple: Lover (self-released) [10-27] - r&b
  • Mar: Fill Your Lungs ()
  • Briana Marela: Call It Love (Jagjaguwar) [08-04]
  • Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2) [02-17] - jazz [*]
  • Markley & Balmer: Standards & Covers (Soona Songs) [10-30] - jazz [*]
  • Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge (Quality Control/300/Atlantic) [02-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Amber Mark: 3:33 AM (PMR) [06-16] - hip-hop
  • Marker: Marker (Medical)
  • Marker: Wired for Sound (Audiographic) [12-11] - jazz [B]
  • Laura Marling: Semper Femina (More Alarming) [03-10] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Marnie: Strange Words and Weird Wars (Disco Pinata) [06-02] - synthpop
  • Delfeayo Marsalis: Kalamazoo (Troubadour Jass) - jazz [**]
  • Matt Martians: The Drum Chord Theory ()
  • Rebecca Martin & Guillermo Klein: The Upstate Project (Sunnyside) [04-14] - jazz
  • Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: The Long Awaited Album (Rounder) [09-22] - bluegrass
  • Terrace Martin Presents the Pollyseeds: Sounds of Crenshaw Vol 1 (Ropeadope) [07-14] - hip-hop
  • Walter Martin: My Kinda Music (Family Jukebox) [05-05] - folk
  • Pat Martino: Formidable (HighNote) [10-20] - jazz
  • Luis Jose Martins: Tentos - Invencoes E Encantamentos (Shhpuma) - jazz [*]
  • Mas Que Nada: Sea Journey (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Masta Killa: Loyalty Is Royalty (Nature Sounds) [09-29] - hip-hop
  • Mark Masters Ensemble: Blue Skylight (Capri) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby (Red House) [05-19]
  • Mastodon: Emperor of Sand (Reprise) [03-31] - progressive metal
  • Maston: Tulips (Phonoscope) [10-27]
  • Spoek Mathambo: Mzansi Beat Code (TEKA) [04-14] - African [B+(*)]
  • Mating Ritual: How You Gonna Stop It (Smooth Jaws) [06-30]
  • Wade Matthews/Abdul Moimeme: Lisbon: 10 Sound Portraits (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • John Maus: Screen Memories (Ribbon Music) [10-27]
  • The Mavericks: Brand New Day (Mono Mundo) [03-31]
  • Maximo Park: Risk to Exist (Cooking Vinyl) [04-21] - indie rock
  • Maximum Ernst: Maximum Ernst (Ever/Never) [09-11] - jazz
  • Dent May: Across the Multiverse (Carpark) [08-18]
  • Imelda May: Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca) [04-21] - singer-songwriter
  • John Mayer: The Search for Everything (Columbia) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Live at Newport (Basin Street) - jazz
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield: Sorry Is Gone (ATO) [09-29] - alt/indie
  • Maysa: Love Is a Battlefield (Shanachie) [05-26] - r&b
  • Wojtek Mazolewski: Theme de Yoyo (Languidity) [03-27] - jazz
  • Rob Mazurek: Chants and Borders (Clean Feed) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rob Mazurek: Rome (Clean Feed) [07-07] - jazz [*]
  • Rob Mazurek: Chimeric Stoned Horn (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid: Signaling (Nessa) - jazz
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School: The Twilight Fall (Browntasaurus) [01-13] - jazz [*]
  • Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It (Mack Avenue) [09-22] - jazz [B-]
  • Robert McCarther: Stranger in Town (Psalms 149 Music) [02-15] - jazz
  • Brian McCarthy Nonet: The Better Angels of Our Nature (Truth Revolution) - jazz [***]
  • Ernest McCarty Jr & Jimmie Smith: A Reunion Tribute to Erroll Garner (Blujazz) - jazz [A-]
  • Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men: Prick of the Litter (Thirty Tigers/Hot Shot) [01-27]
  • Parker McCollum: Probably Wrong (self-released) [11-10] - country
  • Andrew McCormack: Graviton (Jazz Village) - jazz
  • Makaya McCraven: Highly Rare (International Anthem) [11-17] - jazz [***]
  • Drew McDowall: Unnatural Channel (Dais) [05-26] - electronic
  • Reba McEntire: Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope () - country
  • Zara McFarlane: Arise (Brownswood) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Roy McGrath: Remembranzas (JL Music) [11-07] - jazz
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: The Rest of Our Life (Arista Nashville) [11-17] - country
  • Mark McGuire: Ideas of Beginning (VDSQ) [06-09] - alt/indie
  • Ross McHenry: The Outsiders (First Word) [11-10] - jazz
  • Declan McKenna: What Do You Think About the Car? (Sony) [07-21]
  • Brian McKnight: Genesis (ILS Group) [08-25] - r&b
  • John McLaughlin & the Fourth Dimension: Live at Ronnie Scott's (Abstract Logix) [09-15] - jazz
  • John McLean/Clark Sommers Band: Parts Unknown (Origin) [05-19] - jazz [B-]
  • Lou McLean: Good Morning Easter Road (self-released) [06-09]
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Zombies on Broadway (Vanguard) [02-10] - electropop
  • John Mark McMillan: Mercury & Lightning (Lionhawk) [09-01] - singer-songwriter
  • James Vincent McMorrow: True Care (Dine Alone) [05-26] - alt/indie
  • Shannon McNally: Black Irish (Compass) [06-09] - rock
  • John McNeil/Mike Fahie: Plainsong (Destiny) [10-27] - jazz
  • Joe McPhee/Damon Smith/Alvin Fielder: Six Situations (Not Two) [06-10] - jazz [***]
  • Joe McPhee/Pascal Niggenkemper/Stale Liavik Solberg: Imaginary Numbers (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • JD McPherson: Undivided Heart & Soul (New West) [10-06] - rockabilly [*]
  • Travis Meadows: First Cigarette (Blaster) [10-13] - folk
  • Meat Wave: The Incessant (Side One Dummy) [02-17] - garage punk
  • Me & That Man: Songs of Love and Death (Cooking Vinyl) [03-24]
  • Gary Meek: Originals (self-released) [09-29] - jazz [**]
  • Meek Mill: Wins & Losses (MMG/Atlantic) [07-21] - hip-hop
  • Mega Bog: Happy Together (Nicey Music) [02-03]
  • Shoji Meguro: Persona 5 Original Soundtrack ()
  • Hermon Mehari: Bleu (Unlabeled) [03-17] - jazz
  • Stephan Meidell: Metrics (Hubro) [03-17] - jazz
  • Rob Melancon: Southern Gothic (Blue Elan) [05-26]
  • Henrik Pultz Melbye: Frogs//Toads (Insula Jazz) - jazz
  • Melkbelly: Nothing Valley (Wax Nine) [10-13]
  • Tera Melos: Trash Generator (Sargent House) [08-25] - math rock
  • Melvins: A Walk With Love and Death (Ipecac) [07-07] - sludge metal
  • MEM3: Circles (self-released) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Memory Drawings: The Nearest Exit (Zozaya/Signal) [09-22] - rock
  • Men I Trust: Tailwhip (self-released -EP) [08-19]
  • Menace Beach: Lemon Memory (Memphis Industries) [01-20] - noise pop
  • Leslie Mendelson: Love & Murder (Royal Potato Family) [04-14] - folk
  • Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne: Homecoming (Jazzline) [02-10] - jazz
  • Vic Mensa: The Autobiography (Roc Nation) [07-28] - hip-hop [B]
  • The Menzingers: After the Party (Epitaph) [02-03] - punk rock
  • Meresha: Enter the Dreamland (Sonic Dolphin) [06-23] - pop
  • Meridian Trio: Triangulum (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Bob Merrill: Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin (Accurate) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World (Yep Roc) [01-27] - Americana [*]
  • Mesarthim: Presence (self-released -EP) [04-25] - atmospheric black mental
  • MESH: Hesaitix (Pan) [11-10] -
  • Meta Meta: MM3 (Gonna Gringa Discos) [07-27] - Brazil
  • Methyl Ethel: Everything Is Forgotten (4AD) [03-03] - psychedelic pop
  • Metro Riders: Europe by Night (Possible Motive) [05-19] - electronic
  • Metz: Strange Peace ()
  • Meursault: I Will Kill Again (Song by Toad) [02-27] - indie folk
  • Mew: Visuals (PIAS) [04-28] - dream pop
  • Bjorn Meyer: Provenance (ECM) [05-15] - jazz
  • Emi Meyer: Monochrome (Origin) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • Szilard Mezei/Marina Dzukljev/Vasco Trilla: Still Now (If You Still) (FMR) [04-00] - jazz
  • Lisa Mezzacappa: AvantNOIR (Clean Feed) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage (New World) [10-00] - jazz [*]
  • Mhysa: Fantasii (Halcyon Veil) [07-21]
  • Miami Horror: The Shapes (self-released -EP) [03-17] - electropop
  • Julia Michaels: Nervous System (Republic -EP) [07-28] - pop
  • K Michelle: Kimberley: The People I Used to Know (Atlantic) [12-08] - r&b
  • Michete: Cool Tricks 3 (self-released) [11-20] - hip-hop [B]
  • Alma Micic: That Old Feeling (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [**]
  • The Microscopic Septet: Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues (Cuneiform) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Microtub: Bite of the Orange (Sofa) - jazz
  • Middle Kids: Middle Kids (Domino -EP) [02-17] - alt/indie
  • Midland: On the Rocks (Big Machine) [09-22] - country
  • Midnight: Nocturnal (self-released -EP) [10-13] - electronic
  • Midnight Sister: Saturn Over Sunset (Jagjaguwar) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Migos: Culture (QC/YRN/300) [01-27] - hip-hop [***]
  • Miguel: War & Leisure (ByStorm/RCA) [12-01] - r&b [*]
  • MIKE: May God Bless Your Hustle (self-released) [06-21] - hip-hop
  • Jason Miles: Kind of New 2: Blue Is Paris (Lightyear) [05-12] - jazz [*]
  • Ron Miles: I Am a Man (Yellowbird) [11-22] - jazz [***]
  • Milk Music: Mystic 100's ()
  • Milk Teddy: Time Catches Up With Milk Teddy (Lost & Lonesome) [08-18] - indie rock
  • Dominic Miller: Silent Light (ECM) [04-07] - jazz
  • Graeme Miller & Steve Shill: The Moomins (Finders Keepers) [02-03]
  • Molly Miller Trio: The Shabby Road Recordings (self-released) - jazz
  • Simon Millerd: Lessons and Fairytales (Songlines) [08-04] - jazz
  • Scott Miller: Ladies Auxiliary (FAY) [11-03] - country
  • Milo: Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! (Ruby Yacht) [08-10] - hip-hop
  • The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra: Welcome to Swingsville! (BluJazz) [02-06] - jazz [*]
  • Mina: Sentah (Enchufada) [04-28] - electronic
  • Nidia Minaj: Nidia E Ma Nidia E Fudida (Principe) [07-14] - electronic
  • Alex Mincek: Torrent (Sound American Publications) [04-25] - classical
  • Mind Games [Angelika Niescier/Denman Maroney/James Ilgenfritz/Andrew Drury]: Ephemera Obscura (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color (Paradise of Bachelors) [02-17] - experimental rock
  • Mindkult: Lucifer's Dream (Transcending Obscurity) [09-20] - doom metal
  • Kylie Minogue: En Dermee (Music Mania) [05-12] - electropop
  • Minor Victories: Orchestral Variations (Fat Possum) [01-27] - dream pop
  • Billy Mintz: Ugly Beautiful (Thirteenth Note) [03-07] - jazz [**]
  • Minus the Bear: Voids (Suicide Squeeze) [03-03] - 03-03
  • MIR 8: Perihelion (Shhpuma) - jazz [*]
  • Miriodor: Signal 9 (Cuneiform) [05-12] - jazz
  • MisterWives: Connect the Dots (Republic) [05-19] - indie pop
  • Father John Misty: Pure Comedy (Sub Pop) [04-07] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Misty Coast: Misty Coast (Old Flame)
  • Mr Mitch: Devout (Planet Mu) [04-21] - pop
  • Matt Mitchell: Forage (Screwgun) [01-23] - jazz
  • Matt Mitchell: A Pouting Grimace (Pi) [09-29] - jazz [**]
  • Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Nicole Mitchell and Haki Madhubuti: Liberation Narratives (Black Earth Music) - jazz [A-]
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Bells for the South Side (ECM -2CD) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Robert Mitchell: A Vigil for Justice a Vigil for Peace (Depth of Field) [09-08] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Discussions (Wide Hive) [09-08] - jazz [**]
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Pathways (Ocean Blue Tear Music) [05-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Liudas Mockunas: Hydro (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arnas Mikalkenas/Hakon Berre: Plunged (Barefoot) - jazz
  • Mdou Moctar: Sousoume Tamachek (Sahel Sounds) [09-01] - [*]
  • Modern Mal: The Misanthrope Family Album (Mal) [*]
  • Charnett Moffett: Music From Our Soul (Motema) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Mogwai: Every Country's Sun (Temporary Residence) [09-01] - post-rock
  • Abdul Moimeme: Exosphere (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Moire: No Future (Ghostly International) [02-17] - house
  • Mokoomba: Luyando (OutHere) [03-10] - African [B]
  • Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs) [04-07] - folktronica [*]
  • Mon Laferte: La Trenza (Universal) [04-28] - rock en espanol
  • Monocle: Kind Human Kind (self-released)
  • Monolord: Rust (Riding Easy) [09-29] - rock
  • French Montana: Jungle Rules (Bad Boy) [07-14] - hip-hop
  • Marcus Monteiro: Another Part of Me (Whaling City Sound) [07-28] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Kil Moon: Common as Light and Love Are Red Valley of Blood (Caldo Verde) [02-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Moon Diagrams: Lifetime of Love (Geographic North) [06-30] - ambient techno
  • Moon Duo: Occult Architecture Vol 1 (Sacred Bones) [02-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Moon Duo: Occult Architecture Vol 2 (Sacred Bones) [05-05] - psychedelic rock
  • Moonchild: Voyager (Tru Thoughts) [05-26]
  • The Moonlandingz: Interplanetary Class Classics (Transgressive) [03-24] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Moor x Jewelry: Crime Waves (Don Giovanni) - hip-hop
  • Christy Moore: On the Road (Columbia) [11-17] - folk
  • Kip Moore: Slowheart (MCA Nashville) [02-10] - country
  • R Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner: Make It Be (Lost Colony) [03-10]
  • Stanton Moore: With You in Mind (Cool Green) [06-30] - jazz
  • Thurston Moore: Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline) [04-28] - alt rock [*]
  • Thurston Moore & Uut Caglar: Dunia (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Jason Moran: Bangs (Yes) [05-30] - jazz
  • Jason Moran and the Bandwagon: Thanksgiving at the Vanguard (Yes) [04-01] - jazz [*]
  • Jason Moran: MASS (Howl, eon) (Yes) [11-19] - jazz
  • Kelly Moran: Bloodroot (Telegraph Harp) [03-24] - post-minimalism
  • Paul Moran: Smokin' B3 Vol 2: Still Smokin' (Prudential) [10-29] - jazz [B-]
  • Kevin Morby: City Music (Dead Oceans) [06-16] - singer-songwriter
  • John Moreland: Big Bad Luv (4AD) [05-05] - Americana [A-]
  • Mike Moreno: Three for Three (Criss Cross) - jazz
  • Carol Morgan: Post Cool Vol 1: The Night Shift (self-released) - jazz
  • Lorrie Morgan/Pam Tillis: Come See Me & Come Lonely (Goldenlane) [11-10] - country [**]
  • Ikue Mori: Obelisk (Tzadik) [07-28] - jazz
  • Cary Morin: Cracle to the Grave (Maple Street Music) - blues
  • Gurf Morlix: The Soul & the Heal (Rootball) [02-03] - alt singer-songwriter [**]
  • Morrissey: Low in High School (BMG) [11-17] - alt/indie
  • Michael Morreale: Love and Influence (Blujazz, 2CD) - jazz [*]
  • Flo Morrissey: Gentlewoman Ruby Man (Glassnote) [01-13] - alt/indie rock
  • Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved (Savant) [06-02] - jazz
  • Van Morrison: Roll With the Punches (Caroline) [09-22] - blues [B]
  • Van Morrison: Versatile (Legacy) [12-01] [*]
  • China Moses: Nightintales (MPS) [04-19] - jazz
  • Miles Mosley: Uprising (Verve) [01-27] - jazz
  • Donny Most: Mostly Swinging (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • MoStack: High Street Kid (MizerMillion Entertainment) [06-02] - hip-hop
  • Kjetil Moster/Jeff Parker/Joshua Abrams/John Herndon: Ran Do (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow (Hot Cup) [02-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Paint (Hot Cup) [10-20] - jazz [***]
  • Motionless in White: Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner) [05-05]
  • Kyle Motl: Transmogrification (Metatrope) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Kyle Motl Trio: Panjandrums (Metatrope) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Moullinex: Hypersex (Discotexas) [10-06]
  • Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me (PW Elverum & Sun) [03-24] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives (Warp) [09-08] - future garage [B]
  • The Mountain Goats: Goths (Merge) [05-19] - indie rock [***]
  • Move: Hyvinkaa (UniSono) - jazz
  • Movements: Feel Something (Fearless) [10-20] - emo
  • The Movielife: Cities in Search of a Heart (Rise) [09-22] - rock
  • Alison Moyet: Other (Cooking Vinyl) [06-16] - electropop
  • Mozart's Sister: Field of Love (Arbutus) [02-17] - electronic
  • Mozzy: I Up Top Ahk (Empire) [08-18] - hip-hop
  • Mozzy & Gunplay: Dreadlocks & Headshots (Real Talk Entertainment) [06-02] - hip-hop
  • Mr Jukes: God First (Island) [07-14] - r&b
  • The Mr T Experience: King Dork Approximately (self-released) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • The MUH Trio [Roberto Magris/Frantisek Uhlir/Jaromir Helesic]: Prague After Dark (JMood) - jazz [***]
  • Nico Muhly: Howards End [Original Series Soundtrack] (Warner Classics) [11-13] - soundtrack
  • Mark Mulcahy: The Possum in the Driveway (Mezzotint) [04-28] - rock
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado: Cross-Platform Interchange (Edition) [05-19] - jazz
  • Nick Mulvey: Wake Up Now (Caroline) [10-13] - alt/indie
  • Mumpbeak: Tooth (Rare Noise) [05-26] - jazz [B]
  • Muna: About U (RCA) [02-03] - indie pop [*]
  • Luis Munoz: The Dead Man (Pelin Music) [03-07] - jazz
  • Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack: The Harry Warren Songbook (GotMusic) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Mura Masa: Mura Masa (Polydor) [07-14] - alt r&b [*]
  • John Murry: A Short History of Decay ()
  • Murs: Captain California (Strange Music) [03-10] - rap [**]
  • Musicianer: Slow Learner (Iluso) [09-25] - jazz
  • Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Bird Calls (Playscape) - jazz
  • Musiq Soulchild: Feel the Real (eOne) [09-15] - r&b
  • Musique Noire: Reflections: We Breathe (self-released) - jazz [*]
  • Mutemath: Play Dead (Caroline) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Riccardo Muti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (CSO Resound) [06-16] - classical
  • Mutoid Man: War Moans (Sargent House) [06-02] - metal
  • Kikagaku Moyo: Stone Garden (Guruguru Brain) [04-21] - alt/indie
  • MXLX: Kicking Away at the Decrepit Walls Til the Beautiful Sunshine Blisters Thru the Cracks (Kindarad) [06-02]
  • Brad Myers & Michael Sharfe: Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs) (Colloquy) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Jo Berger Myhre/Olafur Bjorn Olafsson: The Third Script (Hubro) [05-25] - jazz
  • The Mynabirds: Be Here Now (Saddle Creek) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Myrkur: Mareridt (Relapse) [09-15] - post-metal
  • The Myrrors: Hasta La Victoria (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [06-30] - rock
  • Dimitris Mystakidis: Amerika (Fishbowl) [04-07]
  • Simon Nabatov/Max Johnson/Michael Sarin: Free Reservoir (Leo) [09-00] - jazz [***]
  • Quinsin Nachoff: Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio (Whirlwind) [05-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Toshimaru Nakamura and Martin Taxt: Listening to the Footsteps of Living Ones Who Are Still on the Ground (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Aye Nako: Silver Haze (Don Giovanni) [04-07] - indie rock
  • David Nance: Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing) [07-14]
  • Zaid Nasser: The Stroller (SteepleChase) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • The National: Sleep Well Beast (4AD) [09-08] - indie rock [***]
  • Michael Nau: Some Twist (Suicide Squeeze) [06-16] - alt/indie
  • Naughty Professor: Identity (self-released)
  • Nav: Nav (XO/Republic) [02-24]
  • Youssou N'Dour: Seeni Valeurs (Jive/Epic) [08-01] - African [A-]
  • Youssou N'Dour: Raxas Bercy 2017 (self-released) [12-26] - African [A-]
  • Neck Deep: The Peace and the Panic (Hopeless) [08-18] - pop punk
  • The Necks: Unfold (Ideologic Organ) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Necrot: Blood Offerings (Tankcrimes) [06-09] - metal
  • Nef the Pharaoh: The Chang Project ()
  • Negative Press Project: Eternal Life: Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds (Ridgeway) - jazz [*]
  • Negro Leo: Action Lekking (QTV/Circus) [09-11]
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (Fantasy) [08-25] - country
  • Sarah Bethe Nelson: Oh Evolution (Burger) [02-24]
  • Steve Nelson: Brothers Under the Sun (HighNote) [04-00] - jazz
  • Willie Nelson: God's Problem Child (Legacy) [04-28] - country [**]
  • NERD: No One Ever Really Dies (I Am Other/Columbia) [12-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Vadim Neselovskyi Trio: Get Up and Go (Neuklang) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Todd Neufeld: Mu'u (Ruweh) - jazz
  • Neukollner Modelle: Sektion 3-7 (Umlaut) [02-13] - jazz
  • Ed Neumeister & His NeuHat Ensemble: Wake Up Call (MeisteroMusic) [07-15] - jazz [*]
  • New Gen: New Gen (XL) [01-27] - hip-hop
  • New Order: NOMC15 (Pledge Music -2CD) [05-26] - new wave [***]
  • The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord) [04-07] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • The New Triumph: Keep on Push'n (self-released) [07-17] - jazz
  • The New Vision Sax Ensemble: Musical Journey Through Time (Zak Publishing) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • The New Year: Snow (Undertow) [04-28] - indie rock
  • New York Electric Piano: State of the Art (Fervor) - jazz
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet With Bucky Pizzarelli: Living Tribute (Essential Messenger) [06-02] - jazz [*]
  • Randy Newman: Dark Matter (Nonesuch) [08-04] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Sam Newsome: Sopranoville: Works for Prepared and Non-Prepared Soprano (Some New Music) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Sam Newsome and Jean-Michel Pilc: Magic Circle (Some New Music) [10-13] - jazz [**]
  • NF: Perception (Capitol) [10-06] - hip-hop
  • NHK yx Koyxen: Exit Entrance (DFA) [10-06] - electronic
  • Jeb Loy Nichols: Country Hustle (Inkind) [03-03] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Joe Nichols: Never Gets Old (Red Bow) [07-28] - country
  • Nidia: Nidia E Ma Nidia E Fudida (Principe)
  • Judy Niemack With Dan Tepfer: Listening to You (Sunnyside) [03-31] - jazz
  • Jerrod Niemann: This Ride (Curb) [10-06] - country
  • Night Drive: Night Drive (self-released) [06-16]
  • Nightlands: I Can Feel the Night Around Me (Western Vinyl) [05-05]
  • Jan Nijdam Kwartet: Bij De Dieren Thuis (Sollasiututut) - jazz
  • Niia: I (Atlantic) [05-05]
  • The Nile Project: Jinja (Zambaletta) [01-10]
  • Gard Nilssen's Complete Unity: Live in Europe (Clean Feed) - jazz [***]
  • Paal Nilssen-Love/Frode Gjerstad: Nearby Faraway (PNL) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Molly Nilsson: Imaginations (Dark Skies) [05-26] - art pop
  • Nine Inch Nails: Add Violence (Null -EP) [07-21] - industrial rock
  • Nine Inch Nails: Not the Actual Events (Null -16) [12-22-2016]
  • Nines: One Foot Out (XL) [02-10] - hip-hop
  • Nite: Reborn (Cleopatra) [07-28]
  • Nite Jewel: Real High (Gloriette) [05-05] - synthpop
  • Niteshifters: Huge Disco (Delimusic) [07-15] - disco
  • Nkisi: Kill (MW Norway) [03-27] - techno
  • Nmesh: Pharma (Orange Milk) [08-04]
  • No UFO's: NU LP for RS (Root Strata)
  • No Warning: Torture Culture (Last Gang) [10-13] - rock
  • Nocando: Severed ()
  • Christian Nodal: Me Deje Llevar (Universal) [08-25] - Latin
  • Nordic Affect: Raindamage (Sono Luminus) [02-17] - classical
  • Nordic Giants: Amplify Human Vibration (self-released) [10-02] - alt/indie
  • Matt North: Above Ground Fools (self-released) - rock [A-]
  • North Mississippi Allstars: Prayer for Peace (Legacy) [06-02] - blues-rock [***]
  • Northlane: Mesmer (UNFD) [03-24] - metalcore
  • Kemper Norton: Hungan (self-released) [07-17] - ambient
  • Nothing but Thieves: Broken Machine (RCA) [09-08] - alt rock
  • Nothing More: The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Better Noise) [09-15] - alt rock
  • Nothing Nowhere: Reaper (DCD2/Equal Vision) [10-20] - alt/indie
  • Noveller: Pink Sunset for No One (Fire) [02-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Not You: Misty (-EP) [05-12]
  • Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World) (BMG) [09-15]
  • Nurses: Naughtland (self-released) [10-06]
  • Oak House: Hot or Mood (self-released) [04-07]
  • Dick Oatts: Use Your Imagination (SteepleChase) - jazz [**]
  • Maciej Obara Quartet: Unloved (ECM) [11-03] - jazz [B]
  • Dawn Oberg: Nothing Rhymes With Orange (self-released -EP) [07-28] [*]
  • Uwe Oberg/Rudi Mahall/Michael Griener: Lacy Pool 2 (Leo) [05-00] - jazz [***]
  • Conor Oberst: Salutations (Nonesuch) [03-17] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Ian O'Beirne's Slowbern Big Band: Dreams of Daedelus (self-released) - jazz
  • Mary Ocher: The West Against the People (Klangbad) [03-10] - art pop
  • Oblivia: Martyr Complex (680744 DK) [03-01] - electronic
  • The Obsessed: Sacred (Relapse) [04-07] - metal
  • The Obsessives: The Obsessives (Cooking Vinyl) [03-17] - alt/indie
  • Audrey Ochoa Trio: Afterthought (Chronograph) [05-12] - jazz
  • The Octopus Project: Memory Mirror (Robot High School) [04-07]
  • Odesza: A Moment Apart (Foreign Family Collective) [09-08] - future bass
  • Obituary: Obituary (Relapse) [03-17] - death metal
  • Obnox: Niggative Approach (self-released) [05-30]
  • Obongjayar: Bassey (self-released -EP) [08-25] - hip-hop
  • Ocean Grove: The Rhapsody Tapes (UNFD) [02-03] - nu metalcore
  • The Ocean Party: Beauty Point (Spunk/Emotional Response) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Oceans Are Zeroes: Oceans Are Zeroes () [05-05]
  • Bill O'Connell: Monk's Cha Cha: Live at the Carnegie-Farian Room (Savant) [02-24] - jazz [B]
  • OCS: Memory of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face) [11-17] - alt/indie
  • Octo Octa: Where Are We Going? (Honey Soundsystem) [03-24] - electronic
  • The Odd Numbers: The Odyssey (Sons of Pioneers) [09-15] - punk
  • Oddfellow's Casino: Oh Sealand (Microcultures) [07-07] - alt/indie
  • Oddisee: The Iceberg (Mello Music Group) [02-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Odonis Odonis: No Pop (Felte) [10-20] - electronic
  • Aine O'Dwyer: Gallarais (MIE) - jazz
  • Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes: Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico (Motema) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts (Nonesuch) [07-14] - psychedelic pop
  • Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: Drool (Father/Daughter/Sooper) [03-03] - rap [B-]
  • Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biophilia) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Oh Sees: Orc (Castle Face) [08-25] - psychedelic rock
  • Oh Susanna: A Girl in Teen City (Stella) [05-26]
  • Oh Wonder: Ultralife (Island) [07-14] - electropop
  • Zephaniah OHora & the 18 Wheelers: This Highway (MRI) [05-26] - country [**]
  • Ojard: Euphonie () [09-29]
  • Keiichi Okabe & Keigo Hoashi: NieR:Automata ()
  • Miles Okazaki: Trickster (Pi) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • Nils Okland Band: Lysning (Hubro) [10-20] - jazz
  • Old 97's: Graveyard Whistling (ATO) [02-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia Nashville) [04-28] - country
  • Old Dominion: Happy Endings (RCA Nashville) [08-25] - country
  • Mike Oldfield: Return to Ommadawn (Virgin EMI) [01-27] - new age
  • Stephan Oliva/Susanne Abbuehl/Oyvind Hegg-Lunde: Prince (Vision Fugitive) [03-31] - jazz
  • Oliwood: Euphoria (Enja) - jazz
  • David Olney: Don't Try to Fight It (Red Parlor) [03-31]
  • Omar: Love in Beats (Freestyle) [01-00] - funk
  • Jowee Omicil: Let's Bash (Jazz Village) [04-14] - jazz
  • Omni: Multi Task (Trouble in Mind) [09-22]
  • Tomoko Omura: Post Bop Gypsies (Inner Circle) [07-07] - jazz
  • On Fillmore: Happiness of Living (Northern Spy) [03-24]
  • One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2017 (UNT) - jazz
  • One OK Rock: Ambitions (Fueled by Ramen) [01-13] - pop punk
  • Once and Future Band: Once and Future Band (Castle Face) [01-27] - rock
  • Johnny O'Neal: In the Moment (Smoke Sessions) [10-06] - jazz [*]
  • Tara Jane O'Neil: Tara Jane O'Neil (Gnomonsong) [04-21]
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Warp) [08-10] - electronica
  • Onra: Chinoiseries Pt 3 (All City Dublin) [03-10] - electronic
  • Onyx Collective: Lower East Suite Pt 1 (Big Dada) [10-27] - jazz
  • Onyx Collective: Lower East Suite Pt 2 (Big Dada) [12-01] - jazz
  • OOIOO: Gold & Green (Polystar) [09-06] - psychedelic
  • Jex Opolis: Ravines (Good Timin') [04-17]
  • Rex Orange County: Apricot Priness (self-released) [04-26] - pop
  • Orchestra Baobab: Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (Nonesuch/World Circuit) [03-31] - West African [A-]
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: The Punishment of Luxury (White Noise) [09-01] - electropop [***]
  • Orchestre Les Mangelepa: Last Band Standing (Strut) [10-20] - African [A-=]
  • Bill Orcutt: Bill Orcutt (Palilalia) [06-30]
  • Orelsan: La Fete Est Finie (Wagram) [10-20] - hip hop
  • Organic Trio: Saturn's Spell (Jazz Family) [01-27] - jazz
  • Organissimo: B3tles (Big O) [02-15] - jazz
  • Orion: Orion (Pax Am) [05-18] - metal
  • Lindi Ortega: Til the Goin' Gets Gone (Soundly Music) [03-17] - folk
  • Aruan Ortiz: Cub(an)ism (Intakt) - jazz [**]
  • Aruan Ortiz: Cuban Nocturne (Newvelle) [10-00] - jazz
  • The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings (Atlantic) [02-17] - garage rock
  • Oso Oso: The Yunahon Mixtape (Seal Mountain) [01-13] - emo
  • Daniel O'Sullivan: Veld (O Genesis) [06-30] - electronic
  • Otenba Kid: Pink Panther (Maltine -EP) [04-13]
  • Otoboke Beaver: Love Is Short!! (Damnably -EP) [03-24] - punk
  • Matt Otto With Ensemble Iberica: Iberica (Origin) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Oui' 3: Occupy Your Mind (ITI) [01-20] - jazz [B]
  • Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V (Loyal Label) - jazz [***]
  • Otzi: Ghosts (Last Hour) [09-01] - post-punk
  • Out Lines: Conflats (Rock Action) [10-27]
  • Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart (Cooking Vinyl) [04-14] - country
  • Overcoats: Young (Arts & Crafts) [04-21] - alt/indie
  • Overlook: Smoke Signals (UVB-76) [03-31] -
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Whispers on the Wind (MAMA) [09-08] - jazz
  • Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound) [03-24] - tech house [B]
  • Oxbow: Thin Black Duke (Hydra Head) [05-19] - experimental rock [*]
  • Keith Oxman: East of the Village (Capri) - jazz [**]
  • Ozomatli: Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica (Cleopatra) [05-05] - Latin [*]
  • Ozuna: Odisea (VP/Dimelo Vi/Sony Music Latin) [08-25]
  • Jennifer Paige: Starflower ()
  • Pain of Salvation: In the Passing Light of Day (InsideOut) [01-13] - prog rock
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Painbow (09-01) [alt/indie]
  • Brad Paisley: Love and War (Arista Nashville) [04-21] - country [B]
  • Palberta: Bye Bye Berta (Wharf Cat/Ramp Local) [02-10] - post-punk
  • Pale Seas: Stargazing for Beginners (Abbey) [10-00] - indie rock
  • Palehound: A Place I'll Always Go (Polyvinyl) [06-10]
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II (Cuneiform, 2CD) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore) [03-24] - doom metal
  • Nerina Pallot: Stay Lucky (Idaho) [10-13]
  • Palm: Shadow Expert (Carpark)
  • Nai Palm: Needle Paw (Sony Classical) [10-20] - r&b
  • Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin a Rainbow (Cooking Vinyl) [05-05]
  • Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria/Wisdom (Ropeadope) [04-21] - jazz [***]
  • Sergio Pamies: What Brought You Here? (Bebyne) [05-20] - jazz
  • Pancrace: Pancrace (Penultimate Press) [05-15]
  • Panda Riot: Infinity Maps (self-released)
  • Pan-Scan Ensemble: Air and Light and Time and Space (Hispid/PNL) [02-24] - jazz [**]
  • Diana Panton: Solstice/Equinox (self-released) [10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Papernut Cambridge: Mellotron Phase: Volume 1 (self-released) [09-20]
  • Paramore: After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen) [05-12] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • The Paranoid Style: Underworld USA (Bar/None) [10-27] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • Pardoner: Uncontrollable Salvation (Father/Daughter) [09-08] - noise rock
  • Emile Parisien/Vincent Peirani/Andreas Schaerer/Michael Wollny: Out of Land (ACT) - jazz [B]
  • Phil Parisot: Creekside (OA2) [11-17] - jazz [**]
  • Han-earl Park/Dominic Lash/Mark Sanders/Caroline Pugh: Sirene 1009 (Buster & Friends) [01-31] - jazz
  • Chris Parker: Moving Forward Now (self-released) [10-06] - jazz [B-]
  • Evan Parker/Mikolaj Trzaska/John Edwards/Mark Sanders: City Fall: Live at Cafe Oto (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-17] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker & RGG: Live @ Alchemia (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Evan Parker/John Edwards/John Russell: Walthamstow Moon ('61 Revisited) (ByrdOut) [07-07] - jazz
  • Teri Parker: In the Past (self-released) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker/David Budbill: What I Saw This Morning (AUM Fidelity) - jazz
  • William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio Duo: Bass Duo (Centering) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker Quartets: Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity -2CD) [06-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Aaron Parks/Ben Street/Billy Hart: Find the Way (ECM) [04-21] - jazz [*]
  • Parlor Walls: Opposites (Northern Spy) [03-10] - experimental rock
  • Lee Roy Parnell: Midnight Believer (BFD) [08-11]
  • Charlie Parr: Dog (Red House) [09-08] - bluegrass
  • Nicki Parrott: Dear Blossom: A Tribute to Blossom Dearie (Arbors) - jazz [*]
  • Nicki Parrott: Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook (Venus) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Parson Red Heads: Blurred Harmony (You Are the Cosmos) [06-19]
  • Part Chimp: IV (Rock Action) [04-14]
  • Partikel: Counteraction (Whirlwind) [03-24] - jazz
  • Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You've Changed) [09-08]
  • Sarah Partridge: Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian (Origin) [04-21] - jazz [B]
  • PartyNextDoor: Colours 2 ()
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: I Try to Remember Where I Come From (Clean Feed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Pasin and Friends: Baby It's Cold Outside (Planet Arts) [10-06] - jazz [B]
  • Anthony Pasquarosa: Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione (VDSQ) [06-09] - alt/indie
  • John Patitucci: Irmaos De Fe (Newvelle) [02-00] - jazz
  • Elan Pauer: Yamaha/Speed (Creative Sources) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • Acid Pauli: BLD (Ouie) [03-24] - electronic
  • Mario Pavone: Vertical (Clean Feed) [05-00] - jazz [***]
  • Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Chrome (Playscape) [09-26] - jazz
  • Justin Dean Payne: Coal Camp (Young Mary's -EP) [06-16] - country
  • Payroll Giovanni: Payface (self-released) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (Paytone/Ropeadope) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Peacers: Introducing the Crimsmen (Drag City) [06-16]
  • Gary Peacock Trio: Tangents (ECM) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Peaking Lights: The Fifth State of Consciousness (Two Flowers) [06-16] - psychedelic pop
  • Peaness: Are You Sure? (Alcopop) [05-05]
  • Carly Pearce: Every Little Thing (Big Machine) [10-13] - country
  • Morten Pedersen 5tet: Sammensurium (Barefoot) - jazz
  • Michael Pedicin: As It Should Be: Ballads 2 (Groundblue) - jazz [*]
  • Hayden Pedigo: Greetings From Amarillo (Driftless) [06-09] - new age
  • Hannah Peel: Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia (My Own Pleasure) [09-22] - synth-pop
  • Deniz Peeters & Simon Rose: Edith's Problem (Leo) - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: Make Noise (HighNotes) - jazz
  • Renaud Penant: In the Mood for a Classic (ITI Music) [04-07] - jazz
  • Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea (Erased Tapes) [05-05] - modern classical [**]
  • People Like You: Verse (Topshelf) [07-28] - jazz
  • Perc: Bitter Music (Perc Trax) [05-12] - techno
  • The Perceptionists: Resolution (Mello Music Group) - hip-hop [A-]
  • Pere Ubu: 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo (Cherry Red) [09-27] [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 1: Titan (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 2: Tarvos (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 3: Pandora (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4: Hyperion (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 5: Rhea (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 6: Saturn (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 7: Dione (Leo) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp: Heptagon (Leo) [10-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Nate Wooley/Brandon Lopez/Gerald Cleaver: Octagon (Leo) [10-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman With Matthew Shipp and Jeff Cosgrove: Live in Baltimore (Leo) [10-00] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Live in Brussels (Leo -2CD) [10-00] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley: Philosopher's Stone (Leo) - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Joe Hertenstein: Scalene (Leo) - jazz [A-]
  • Perfume Genius: No Shape (Matador) [05-05] - art pop [B-]
  • Linda Perhacs: I'm a Harmony (Omnivore) [09-22] - psychedelic folk
  • G Perico: All Blue (So Way Out) [04-28] - hip-hop
  • G Perico: 2 Tha Left (Caroline) [12-08] - hip-hop
  • Gene Perla: Out of the Game (PM) - jazz
  • Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra: Gowanus (Jazzkey) [10-27] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Perrett: How the West Was Won (Domino) [06-30] [A-]
  • Katy Perry: Witness (Capitol) [06-09] - electropop
  • Houston Person: Rain or Shine (HighNote) [11-10] - jazz
  • Perspective a Lovely Hand to Hold: What Not to Do (Broken Rim) [06-02]
  • Pessimits: Pessimist (Blackest Ever Black) [08-25]
  • Pet Symmetry: Vision (Polyvinyl) [05-26] - alt/indie
  • Lucky Peterson: Tribute to Jimmy Smith (Jazz Village) [10-13] - jazz
  • Peverelist: Tesselations (Livity Sound) [05-26] - techno
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Front Porch Sessions (Family Owned) [03-10] - blues [**]
  • Pharmakon: Contact (Sacred Bones) [03-31] - noise
  • Phew: Voice Hardcore (Bereket) [10-00] - experimental
  • Phoenix: Ti Amo (Glassnote) [06-09] - electropop
  • Photay: Onism (Astro Nautico) [08-11] - electronic
  • Phronesis/Julian Arguelles/Frankfurt Radio Big Band: The Behemoth (Edition) [03-31] - jazz
  • The Physics House Band: Mercury Fountain (Small Pond) [04-21]
  • Piano Magic: Closure (Second Language) [01-27] - pop/rock
  • Pick a Piper: Distance (Abandon Building) [02-24]
  • Pieces of Juno: Kalopsia (-EP) [04-28]
  • Allison Pierce: Year of the Rabbit (Masterworks) [05-05] - folk [B]
  • L Pierre: 1948- (Melodic) [04-28]
  • Matt Piet: The Bitter Angles of Our Nurture (self-released) [12-01] - jazz [**]
  • Matt Piet Trio: At the Hungry Brain (self-released) - jazz
  • Matt Piet Trio: Live at Elastic Arts (self-released) - jazz
  • Matt Piet & Tim Daisy: Stroke One Strike Two (self-released) - jazz [***]
  • Matt Piet/Paul Giallorenzo: Wood Wire and Steel (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Matt Piet/Raoul Van Der Welde/Frank Rosaly: Out of Step
  • Matt Piet/Raoul Van Der Welde/Frank Rosaly: Out of Step (self-released) [J|jazz] - ***
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Feed the Rats (Rocket) [01-20] - alt/indie
  • Courtney Pine: Black Notes From the Deep (Freestyle) - jazz
  • Pink: Beautiful Trauma (RCA) [10-13] - pop [**]
  • Ariel Pink: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer) [09-15] - rock
  • Pinky Pinky: Pinky Pinky (Innovative Leisure) [04-21]
  • Pile: A Hairshirt of Purpose (Exploding in Sound) [03-31] - indie rock
  • Lucas Pino: The Answer Is No (Outside In Music) [09-29] - jazz [***]
  • Pins: Bad Thing (Haus of Pins -EP) [03-24]
  • Benoit Pioulard: Slow Spark Soft Spoke (Dauw) [11-17]
  • Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now (Sub Pop) [02-24] - noise rock
  • Pitbull: Climate Change (RCA) [03-17] - hip-hop
  • The Pitch: Frozen Orchestra (Berlin) (Arbitrary) [11-02] - jazz
  • Pixx: The Age of Anxiety (4AD) [06-02]
  • John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 (Concord) - jazz [B-]
  • Planning for Burial: Below the House (The Flenser) [03-10] - post-rock
  • Robert Plant: Carry Fire (Nonesuch) [10-13] - folk rock
  • Bill & Joel Plaskett: Solidarity (New Scotland Yard) [02-17]
  • Plastic Flowers: Absent Forever (Native Sound)
  • Platform: Flux Reflux (Clean Feed) - jazz [B]
  • Playboy Manbaby: Don't Let It Be (Dirty Water) [11-16] - rock
  • PnB Rock: Going Thru the Motions (Empire/Atlantic) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Ariel Pocock: Living in Twilight (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Verneri Pohjola: Pekka (Edition) [06-02] - jazz
  • Polo & Pan: Caravelle (Hamburger) [05-19] - noise
  • Karine Polwart & Pippa Murphy: A Pocket of Wind Resistance (Hudson) [11-17]
  • Pond: The Weather (Marathon Artists) [05-05] - synthpop
  • Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes (Strange and Beautiful) [11-22] - blues [A-]
  • Stuart Popejoy: Pleonid (Leo) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Poppy: Poppy Computer (Mad Decent) [10-06] - electropop
  • Porcelain Raft: Microclimate (Volcanic Field) [02-03] - dream pop
  • Michel Portal & Quatour Ebene: Eternal Stories (Erato) [05-05] - jazz
  • Gregory Porter: Nat "King" Cole & Me (Blue Note) [10-27] - jazz [C+]
  • Lewis Porter/Phil Scarff Group: Three Minutes to Four (Whaling City Sound) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Ryan Porter: Spangle-Lang Lane (World Galaxy) [09-22] - childrens
  • Porter Union: Porter Union (self-released) - country
  • Portico Quartet: Art in the Age of Automation (Gondwana) [08-25] - jazz [**]
  • Portugal the Man: Woodstock (Atlantic) [06-16] - funk
  • Debbie Poryes Trio: Loving Hank (OA2) - jazz [**]
  • POS: Chill Dummy (Doomtree) [01-27] - hip-hop
  • Franciszek Pospieszalski Sextet: 1st Level (ForTune) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is the Dream (ECM) [04-28] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Potter: You Already Know (Summit) - jazz [**]
  • Awa Poulo: Poulo Warali (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-20] - African [**]
  • POW!: Crack an Egg (Castle Face) [02-10] - alt/indie
  • Ryan Power: They Sell Doomsday (NNA) [10-20] - sophisti-pop
  • Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord) [02-24] - thrash metal
  • Powerdance: The Lost Art of Getting Down (self-released) [07-07] - deep house
  • Pregnancy: Urgency (Lost and Lonesome/Emotional Response) [07-14]
  • Simona Premazzi: Outspoken (PRE) - jazz [*]
  • Noah Preminger: Meditations on Freedom (self-released) - jazz [***]
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Legacy) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Angaleena Presley: Wrangled (Thirty Tigers) [04-21] - country [A-]
  • Bobby Previte: Terminals Quartets (Cantaloupe Music) - jazz
  • Chris Price: Stop Talking (Omnivore) [05-19]
  • The Len Price 3: Kentish Longtails (MRI) [09-22] - pop
  • Margo Price: All American Made (Third Man) [10-20] - country [**]
  • Sean Price: Imperius Rex (Ruck Down) [08-08] - hip-hop
  • Priests: Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon) [01-27] - punk revival [**]
  • Primate Fiasco: Massachusetts Winter (self-released) [03-01] - alt/indie
  • Primitive Man: Caustic (Relapse) [10-06] - metal
  • Princess Nokia: 1992 Deluxe (Rough Trade) [11-10] - hip-hop [***]
  • Pronto Mama: Any Joy (Electric Honey) [05-05]
  • Propaganda: Crooked (Humble Beast) [06-30] - hip-hop
  • Propagandhi: Victory Lap (Epitaph) [09-29] - melodic hardcore
  • The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole (Slumberland) [01-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (Yep Roc) [02-10] - Americana [*]
  • Prophets of Rage: Prophets of Rage (Fantasy) [09-15] - rap/rock
  • Protomartyr: Relatives in Descent (Domino) [09-29] - post-punk [***]
  • Proyecto Reutemann: Projecto Reutemann (Discos ICM) - jazz
  • Psychic Temple: IV (Joyful Noise) [07-14] - jazz
  • Public Service Broadcasting: Every Valley ()
  • Public Enemy: Nothing Is Quick in the Desert (Enemy) [06-29] - hip-hop [***]
  • Public Service Broadcasting: Every Valley (Test Card) [07-07] - post-rock
  • Jure Pukl/Matija Dedic: Hybrid (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Wojciech Pulcyn: Tribute to Charlie Haden (ForTune) [09-22] - jazz [**]
  • Pulled Apart by Horses: The Haze (Amplify/Caroline) [03-17] - post-hardcore
  • Pumarosa: The Witch (Fiction) [05-19] - psychedelic rock
  • PVRIS: All We Know of Heaven All We Need of Hell (Rise) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • PVT: New Spirit (Felte) [02-17] - indietronica
  • PWR BTTM: Pageant (Polyvinyl) [05-12] - indie rock
  • Pye Corner Audio: The Spiral (Death Waltz) [03-17] - downtempo
  • Pyrrhon: What Passes for Survival (Capitol) [08-11] - technical death metal
  • Don Q: Corner Stories (Highbridge/Atlantic) - hip-hop
  • Quantic and Nidia Gongora: Curao (Tru Thoughts) [05-12] -
  • Quartet NL [Benjamin Herman/Peter Beets/Ruud Jacobs/Han Bennink]: Quartet NL (ICP) [08-00] - jazz
  • Queens of the Stone Age: Villains (Matador) [08-21] - alt rock [B]
  • Quelle Chris: Being You Is Great I Wish I Could Be You More Often (Mello Music Group) [02-10] - alt hip-hop [B-]
  • Quercus [June Tabor/Iain Ballamy/Huw Warren]: Nightfall (ECM) [04-28] - jazz
  • Quicksand: Interiors (Epitaph)
  • Anne Quillier 6tet: Dusty Shelters (Prince-Oreilles) [01-13] - jazz
  • R We Who R We: I Love You (self-released) [11-21] - pop
  • Michael Rabinowitz: Uncharted Waters (Cats Paw) [04-28] - jazz [*]
  • Vanessa Racci: Italiana Fresca (self-released) [05-19] - jazz
  • Errol Rackipov Group: Distant Dreams (OA2) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Spencer Radcliffe & Everybody Else: Enjoy the Great Outdoors (Run for Cover)
  • Radiator Hospital: Play the Songs You Like (Salinas) [10-20] - rock
  • The Radiophonic Workshop: Burials in Several Earths (Room 13) [05-09]
  • Raekwon: The Wild (Ice H2O/Empire) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • RaeLynn: WildHorse (Warner Bros Nashville) [03-24] - country
  • Ragana: You Take Nothing (self-released) [04-14]
  • Rainer Maria: Rainer Maria (self-released) [08-18]
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Float Upstream (Intakt) [09-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: Ambient Black Magic (Hospital Productions) [10-04] - dance
  • Jordan Rakei: Wallflower (09-22) [Ninja Tune] - r&b
  • Ralph: Ralph ()
  • David Ramirez: We're Not Going Anywhere (Universal [NZ]) [09-08] - folk
  • Ramzi: Phobiza Noite Vol 2 (Mood Hut -EP) [02-01]
  • Lee Ranaldo: Electric Trim (Mute) [09-15] - rock [*]
  • Rancid: Trouble Maker (Epitaph) [06-09] - punk
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band: Got Soul (Masterworks)
  • Ranky Tanky: Ranky Tanky (Resilience) [10-20] - jazz
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Human (Sony UK) [02-10] - soul [B-]
  • Rah Zen: Midnight Satori (Dome of Doom) [10-06] - electronic
  • Rapsody: Laila's Wisdom (Def Jam) [09-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dizzee Rascal: Raskit (Dirtee Stank/Island) [07-21]
  • Rashad: LevelUp (Self Made) [03-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mette Rasmussen/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon: To the Animal Kingdom (Trost) - jazz
  • Rat Boy: Scum (Parlophone) [08-11] - alt/indie
  • Rat Columns: Candle Power (Upset the Rhythm) [04-07] - alt/indie
  • Ratboys: GN (Topshelf) [06-30]
  • T Raumschmiere: Heimat (Kompakt) [05-19] - electronic
  • Ada Rave Trio: The Sea the Storm and the Full Moon (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack (Acony) [08-11] - singer-songwriter
  • Porter Ray: Watercolor (Sub Pop) [03-10] - hip-hop
  • Shilpa Ray: Door Girl (Northern Spy) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Allan Rayman: Roadhouse 01 (Communion) [02-24] - alt rock
  • Rays: Rays (Trouble in Mind) [03-21]
  • Real Estate: In Mind (Domino) [03-17] - jangle pop [B]
  • Rebekah: Fear Paralysis (Soma) [04-28] - electronic
  • Rebirth of Nefast: Tabernaculum (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) [03-24] - metal
  • Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates (Rhyme & Reason) [03-24]
  • Red Axes: The Beach Goths (Garzen) [08-11] - alt/indie
  • Red Planet/Bill Carrothers: Red Planet With Bill Carrothers (Shifting Paradigm) [04-14] - jazz [**]
  • Trippie Redd: A Love Letter to You (Caroline) [05-12] - hip-hop
  • Luke Reed: Won't Be There (self-released) [03-24]
  • Mike Reed: Flesh & Bone (482 Music) [08-25] - jazz [***]
  • Kris Reeder: Central Ideology (Blowpipe) [07-23] - jazz
  • Niq Reefman: A Selection of Musical Tales (-) [04-09]
  • Reflections in Cosmo: Reflections in Cosmo (RareNoise) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Fionn Regan: The Meetings of the Waters (Abbey) [04-14]
  • The Regrettes: Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner Bros) [01-13] [**]
  • Nadia Reid: Preservation (Basin Rock) [03-03] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Remnants: Accomplices Not Allies (Discos MMM) [06-30]
  • Remo Drive: Greatest Hits (self-released) [03-16]
  • Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim Daisy: Hit the Ground Running (Aerophonic) [03-07] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis: Lattice (Aerophonic) [10-10] - jazz [***]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Cochonnerie (Aerophonic) [10-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Reniss: Tendon (New Bell Music -16) [10-24-2016] - pop
  • Residente: Residente (Fusion Media Group) [03-31] - alt hip-hop
  • The Residents: The Ghost of Hope (Cryptic) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Re-TROS: Before the Applause (Modern Sky Entertainment) [09-15] - rock [A-]
  • The Reunion Project: Veranda (Tapestry) - jazz [**]
  • Markus Reuter: Falling for Ascension (Ronin Rhythm) [04-21] - jazz
  • Eric Revis: Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed) [08-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Alex Rex: Vermillion (Tin Angel) [04-29] - folk
  • Rex Orange County: Apricot Princess ()
  • Bebe Rexha: All Your Fault: Pt 1 (Warner Bros -EP) [05-19] - hip-hop
  • Bebe Rexha: All Your Fault: Pt 2 (Warner Bros -EP) [11-03] - hip-hop
  • Emilio Reyna: La Lenta Marcha De Las Estrellas (self-released) [08-08] - jazz
  • Jamie Reynolds: Grey Mirror (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz [**]
  • Thomas Rhett: Life Changes (Valory Music) [09-08] - country pop
  • Robert Rich and Markus Reuter: Lift a Feather to the Flood (Soundscapes) [04-12]
  • Miranda Lee Richards: Existential Beast ()
  • Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works (Deutsche Grammophon) [01-27] - modern classical
  • Max Richter: Behind the Counter With Max Richter (Rough Trade) [06-00] -
  • Porter Ricks: Anguilla Electrica (Tresor) [06-00] - dub techno
  • Ride: Weather Diaries (Wichita) [06-16] - dream pop
  • Jason Rigby: Detroit-Cleveland Trio: One (Fresh Sound New Talent) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Karriem Riggins: Headnod Suite (Stones Throw) [02-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Stephen Riley/Peter Zak: Deuce (SteepleChase) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • LeeAnn Rimes: Remnants ()
  • Rips: Rips (Faux Discx) [06-16] - rock
  • Ripsaw Catfish: Namazu (Raw Tonk) - jazz
  • Rise Against: Wolves (Virgin) [06-09] - punk rock
  • Aki Rissanen Trio: Another North (Edition) [11-10] - jazz
  • Eve Risser/Benjamin Duboc/Edward Perraud: En Corps/Generation (Dark Tree) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Eve Risser/Kaja Draksler: To Pianos (Clean Feed) [11-00] - jazz [B]
  • Josh Ritter: Gathering (Cooking Vinyl) [09-22] - folk-rock
  • Riverside [Dave Douglas/Chet Doxas/Steve Swallow/Jim Doxas]: The New National Anthem (Greenleaf Music) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Tom Rizzo: Day and Night (Origin) [05-19] - jazz [B]
  • RJ: MrLA (Empire/400 Summers) [05-25] - hip-hop
  • Carol Robbins: Taylor Street (Jazzcats) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Alasdair Roberts: Pangs (Drag City) [02-24] - folk
  • Marcus Roberts Trio: Trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane (J-Master) - jazz
  • Mariel Roberts: Cartography (New Focus) [05-19] - classical
  • Troy Roberts: Tales & Tones (Inner Circle) [01-05] - jazz [**]
  • Bruce Robinson: Bruce Robinson & the Back Porch Band () [04-28]
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Barefoot in the Head (Silver Arrow) [07-21] - psychedelic rock
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Betty's Blends Vol 3: Self-Rising Southern Blends (Silver Arrow) [05-05]
  • Roger Robinson: Dog Heart City (Jahtari)
  • Rocco John: Peace and Love (Unseen Rain) [03-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Rocks FOE: Fight the Good? Fight (Black Acre) [09-01]
  • Rodhad: Anxious (Dystopian) [11-24] - electronic
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Yedo Gibson/Miguel Mira/Luis Lopes/Vasco Trilla: Nepenthes Hibrida (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Adam Rogers: Dice (Adraj) [07-21] - jazz
  • Maggie Rogers: Now That the Light Is Fading (EP)
  • Raphael Roginski: Plays Henry Purcell (Bolt) [03-00] - jazz
  • Berta Rojas: Felicidade (OnMusic) [04-20] - jazz
  • Roligheten: Homegrown (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: The French Press (Sub Pop) [03-10] - jangle pop [**]
  • Daniel Romano: Modern Pressure (New West) [05-19]
  • Marc Romboy: Voyage De La Planete (Hyperharmonic) [03-17] - electronic
  • Roosevelt: Midnight Versions (City Slang) [08-18]
  • Roots Magic: Last Kind Words (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Rosalia: Los Angeles (Universal) [02-10] - pop
  • Frankie Rose: Cage Tropical (Slumberland) [08-11] - dream pop
  • Jeremy Rose: Within & Without (Earshift Music) - jazz [*]
  • Liz Rose: Swimming Alone (self-released) [05-12] - country
  • Lucy Rose: Something's Changing (Communion) [07-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Nadia Rose: Highly Flammable (Ministry of Sound) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite (Six Shooter, EP) [01-27] - country [***]
  • Whitney Rose: Rule 62 (Six Shooter) [10-06] - Americana [**]
  • Joe Rosenberg Ensemble: Tomorrow Never Knows (Quark) - jazz
  • Daniel Rosenthal: Music in the Room (American Melody) [11-14] - jazz [*]
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi (Razdaz/Heartcore/Sunnyside) [03-10] - jazz
  • Rick Ross: Rather You Than Me (Maybach Music Group/Epic) [03-17] - hip-hop
  • Rostam: Half-Light (Nonesuch) [10-00] [**]
  • Francois-Xavier Roth/Les Siecles: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe, Complete Ballet (Harmonia Mundi) [03-17] - classical
  • Lawrence Rothman: The Book of Love (Downtown/Interscope) [10-13] - synthpop
  • Scott Routenberg Trio: Every End Is a Beginning (Summit) - jazz [*]
  • ROVA Saxophone Quartet/Kyle Bruckmann/Henry Kaiser: Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • ROVA: Orkestrova: No Favorites! For Lawrence "Butch" Morris (New World) [10-30] - jazz
  • Keith Rowe and Michael Pisaro: 13 Thirteen (Erstwhile) - jazz
  • Sean Rowe: New Lore (Anti) [04-07]
  • Royal Blood: How Did We Get So Dark (Warner Bros) [06-16] - hard rock
  • Royal Thunder: WICK (Spinefarm) [04-07] - metal
  • Royal Trux: Platinum Tips + Ice Cream (Domino)
  • Rozwell Kid: Precious Art (Side One Dummy) [06-23]
  • RSXGLD [Ro Spit & 14KT]: RSXGLD (Fat Beats) [11-03] - hip-hop
  • Vitor Rua and the Metaphysical Angels: Do Androids Dream of Electrid Guitars? (Clean Feed -2CD) - jazz [*]
  • Mark Rubin Jew of Oklahoma: Songs for the Hangman's Daughter (Rubinchik) [03-28] - folk [**]
  • Roswell Rudd/Fay Victor/Lafayette Harris/Ken Filiano: Embrace (RareNoise) - jazz [A-]
  • Rick Rude: Make Mine Tuesday (Sophomore Lounge/Tiny Radars)
  • Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Glare of the Tiger (MOD Technologies) [03-10] - jazz [***]
  • Adam Rudolph: Morphic Resonances (MOD Technologies) [10-20] - jazz [*]
  • Vex Ruffin: Conveyor (Stones Throw) [04-07]
  • Rulemares: Atractor Extrano (FMR) [12-00-2016] - jazz
  • Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels) [01-13] - rap [A-]
  • Todd Rundgren: White Knight (Cleopatra) [05-12] - art pop
  • Rune Your Day: Rune Your Day (Clean Feed) - jazz [**]
  • Heikki Ruokangas/Olli Estola/Jakob Roland: Ruokangas/Estola/Roland (Alba) - jazz
  • Jeff Rupert and Richard Drexler: Imagination (Rupe Media) - jazz
  • Jana Rush: Pariah (Objects Limited) - juke
  • Ruby Rushton: Trudi's Songbook Vol 2 (22A) [11-24] - jazz
  • Jack Rutter: Hills (self-released) [10-03]
  • Ruwahine: Ifriqiyya Electrique (Glitterbeat)
  • RVG: Quality of Mercy (Island) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Ryan: Hustle Up Starlings (self-released) [05-12] - alt/indie
  • Phoebe Ryan: James (Columbia -EP) [10-27]
  • Astrid S: Party's Over (Universal -EP) [06-30] - pop
  • Saagara: 2 (Instant Classic) [02-27] - fusion
  • Sabil: Zabad: Twilight Tide (Harmonia Mundi/Latitudes) [06-09] - Arabic
  • Sacred Paws: Strike a Match (Rock Action) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Sadaf: Shell (Outside Insight -EP) [08-18]
  • Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Finding Me Finding You (Drag City) [03-24]
  • The Sadies: Northern Passages (Yep Roc) [02-10] - alt-country [*]
  • Sadistik: Altars (Equal Vision) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Saffron Ensemble: Will You? (Rock Paper Scissors) [09-22] - Iranian
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte With Iggy Pop: Loneliness Road (Rare Noise) [05-27] - jazz [**]
  • Saicobab: Sab Se Purani Bab (Shochy) [06-06]
  • Said the Whale: As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide (Hidden Pony) [03-31]
  • Morgan Saint: 17 Hero (Epic -EP) [10-13] - pop
  • Saint Etienne: Home Counties (Heavenly) [06-02] - indie pop [***]
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Medicine Songs (True North) [11-10] - singer-songwriter
  • Suso Saiz: Rainworks (Music From Memory) [03-17]
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async (Milan) [04-28] - ambient [*]
  • Akira Sakata/Manuel Mota/Giovanni Di Domenico/Mathieu Calleja: Jomon (Holidays) - jazz
  • Samo Salamon Sextet: The Colours Suite (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Samo Salamon/Szilard Mezei/Achille Succi: Planets of Kei: Free Sessions Vol 1 (Not Two) - jazz [***]
  • Maryam Saleh/Maurice Louca/Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Lekhfa (Mostakell) [09-22] - alt/indie
  • Saltland: A Common Truth (Constellation) [03-31]
  • Sampa the Great: Birds and the BEE9 (Big Dada) [11-10] - hip-hop
  • Sampha: Process (Young Turks) [02-03] - alt r&b [*]
  • Samsara Blues Experiment: One With the Universe (Electric Magic) [05-12]
  • San Fermin: Belong (Downtown) [04-07] - indie rock
  • San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce to You (Ridgeway) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Float the Edge (Clean Feed) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Antonio Sanchez: Bad Hombre (CAM Jazz) [09-29] - jazz
  • Marta Sanchez Quintet: Danza Imposible (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-01] - jazz [**]
  • Sandcatchers: What We Found Along the Way (Chant) [11-01] - jazz
  • Christian Sands: Reach (Mack Avenue) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Oumou Sangare: Mogoya (No Format) [05-19] - African [A-]
  • Marco Santilli's CheRoba & Il Fiato Delle Alpi: La Stua (Unit) - jazz
  • Marco Santilli CheRoba: L'Occhio Della Betulla (Unit) [01-13] - jazz
  • Romeo Santos: Golden (Sony Latin) [07-21] - musica tropical [*]
  • Sassy 009: Do You Mind (Luft -EP) [11-03] - downtempo
  • Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles: New American Songbooks Volume 1 (Sound American) [12-05] - jazz
  • Savage: Mind the Gap (-) [01-25]
  • A Savage: Thawing Dawn (Dull Tools) [10-13] - alt/indie rock [*]
  • Sean Nicholas Savage: Yummycoma (Arbutus) [10-13]
  • Alexandra Savior: Belladonna of Sadness (Columbia) [04-07] - indie pop
  • Rina Sawayama: Rina (The Vinyl Factory -EP) [10-27] - pop [B-]
  • Say Sue Me: Say Sue Me (Electric Muse/Damnably) [04-28]
  • Saz'iso: At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Songs (Glitterbeat) -
  • Scenes: Destinations (Origin) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Eric Schaefer: Kyoto Mon Amour (ACT) - jazz
  • Morten Schantz: Godspeed (Edition) [01-27] - jazz
  • Jenny Scheinman: Here on Earth (Royal Potato Family) [03-03] - jazz [***]
  • Virginia Schenck: Aminata Moseka: An Abbey Lincoln Tribute (Airborne Ecstasy) [03-01] - jazz
  • Schnellertollermeier: Rights (Cuneiform) [10-06] - jazz [*]
  • Louis Sclavis: Asian Fields Variations (ECM) - jazz [*]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Louis Sclavis: Frontieres
  • Louis Sclavis: Frontieres (JMS) [10-13] - jazz
  • Pete Schlegel: J-Town (self-released) [02-13] -
  • Scholars: Arts and Grafts (Banquet) [05-19] - alt/indie
  • School Damage: School Damage (Chapter) [06-00]
  • Jan Schulte: Tropical Drums of Deutschland (Music for Dreams) - jazz
  • Irene Schweizer/Joey Baron: Live! (Intakt) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Oliver Schwerdt: Prestige/No Smoking (Euphorium -2CD) - jazz [***]
  • Lor Scoota: Live From the A ()
  • Scooter: Scooter Forever (Sheffield Tunes) [09-01] - electronic
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Ruler Rebel (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Diaspora (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [06-23] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Emancipation Procrastination (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Marilyn Scott: Standard Blue (Prana Entertainment) [03-10] - jazz
  • Sarah Jane Scouten: When the Bloom Falls From the Rose (Light Organ) [06-16] - folk
  • Jan Schulte: Tropical Drums of Deutschland (Music for Dreams) [07-14]
  • Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home (Eden River) [01-27] - jazz [**]
  • Se Och Hor: Se Mig Hor Mig Kann Mig (Signal and Sound) - jazz
  • Brandon Seabrook: Die Trommel Fatale (New Atlantis) [06-16] - jazz [**]
  • Seafang: Solid Gold (Emotional Response) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Garren Sean: Garren LP (self-released) [07-28] - r&b
  • Seaway: Vacation (Pure Noise) [09-15] - rock
  • Second Storey: Lucid Locations (Houndstooth) [08-25]
  • Second Woman: Second Woman (Spectrum Spools) [05-27] - electronic
  • The Secret Sisters: You Don't Own Me Anymore (New West) [06-09] - folk
  • See Through Dresses: Horses of the Other World (Tiny Engines) [06-30] - rock
  • Ty Segall: Ty Segall (Drag City) [01-27] - psychedelic rock
  • Ty Segall: Fried Shallots (Drag City -EP) [08-25] - rock
  • Sharif Sehnaoui/Adam Golebiewski: Meet the Dragon (Uznam) - jazz
  • Jelani Sei: Lvndr Twn (self-released) [09-26] - alt/indie
  • Rev Sekou: In Times Like These (Zent) [05-05] [B-]
  • Self Talk: Almost Everything (Inertia Access) [08-11] - alt/indie
  • Luke Sellick: Alchemist (Cellar Live) [03-10] - jazz [**]
  • The Selva: The Selva (Clean Feed) [05-12] - jazz [*]
  • Sense MC: The Elephant in the Room (Different Music) [02-14]
  • Trevor Sensor: Andy Warhol's Dream (Jagjaguwar) [05-00]
  • Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround: Mr EP: A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri (HighNote) [01-17] - jazz
  • Serengeti: Jueles/Butterflies (self-released) [08-22] - hip-hop [*]
  • Sevdaliza: Ison (Twisted Elegance) [04-26] - trip hop
  • The Seven Fields of Aphelion: Keep the Ocean Inside (Rad Cult) [10-27] - electronic
  • Ron Sexsmith: The Last Rider (Compass) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Sam Sfirri & Taku Unami: Zymology (Hibari Music) - jazz
  • SFJazz Collective: Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions (SFJazz) [03-24] - jazz
  • Joseph Shabason: Aytche (Western Vinyl) [08-25] - jazz
  • Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (Sub Pop) [07-14] - hip-hop [***]
  • Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz vs the Jealous Machines (Sub Pop) [07-14] - experimental hip-hop [**]
  • Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold: Sferic Ghost Transmits (Honest Jon's) [01-20] - electronic
  • Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination (1965) [08-25] - indie rock [*]
  • Shakira: El Dorado (Sony Latin Music) [05-26] - Latin pop [***]
  • Shamir: Revelations (Father/Daughter) [11-03] - alt/indie
  • RF Shannon: Jaguar Palace ()
  • Shardik: Shardik (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Elliott Sharp With Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot: Err Guitar (Intakt) - jazz [**]
  • Shed: The Final Experiment (Monkeytown) [03-10] - electronic
  • She-Devils: She-Devils (Secretly Canadian) [05-19] - indie pop
  • Sheer Mag: Need to Feel Your Love (Static Shock) [07-14] - power pop [**]
  • Ed Sheeran: Divide (Atlantic/Asylum) [03-03] - pop
  • She'Koyokh: First Dance on Second Avenue (Riverboat) [03-31] -
  • Joan Shelley: Joan Shelley (No Quarter) [05-05] - Americana
  • Shelter: Shelter (Audiographic) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Aram Shelton & Hakon Berre: Bygning G (self-released) - jazz
  • Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore (Warner Bros Nashville) [11-03] - country [*]
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Lay It on Down (Provogue) [08-04]
  • The Sherlocks: Live for the Moment (Infectious Music) [08-18] - alt/indie
  • Sherwood & Pinch: Man vs Sofa (On-U Sound/Tectonic) [02-24] - UK bass
  • Chris Shiflett: West Coast Town (Side One Dummy) [04-14] - country
  • Shigeto: The New Monday (Ghostly International) [10-06] - electronic
  • The Shins: Heartworms (Columbia) [03-10] - indie pop [*]
  • Shinyribs: I Got Your Medicine (Mustard Lid) - country-soul [*]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: Piano Song (Thirsty Ear) - jazz [A-]
  • Matthew Shipp: Invisible Touch at Taktlos Zurich (Hatology) - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp Quartet: Not Bound (ForTune) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Ships: Precession (self-released) [05-01] - electropop
  • Shit & Shine: Total Shit! (Diagonal) [03-03] - dance
  • ShitKid: EP 2 (PNKSLM -EP) [03-03] - postpunk [B]
  • ShitKid: Fish (PNKSLM) - postpunk [*]
  • Idit Shner: 9 Short Stories (OA2) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Shobaleader One: Elektrac (Warp) [03-10] - space rock
  • Paula Shocron/German Lamonega/Pablo Diaz: Tensegridad (Hatology) [06-30] - jazz [**]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Sidelong (Bloodshot) [04-28] [***]
  • Shotgun Jazz Band: Steppin' on the Gas (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [**]
  • Shout Out Louds: Ease My Mind (Merge) [09-22]
  • Show Me the Body: Corpus I (Loma Vista) [03-24] - rock
  • Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese (Pi) [11-10] - jazz [*]
  • Sia: Everyday Is Christmas (RCA) [11-17] - Xmas
  • Ben Sidran: Picture Him Happy (Nardis) - jazz
  • Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet: King of Xhosa (ARC) - jazz
  • Valgeir Sigurdsson: Dissonance (Bedroom Community) [04-21] - ambient
  • Peter Silberman: Impermanence (Anti-) [02-24] - slowcore
  • Silberman New Quintet: Piesn Gesi Kanadyjskich (Audio Cave) [05-12] - jazz
  • Silverstein: The Dead Reflection (Rise) [07-14] - rock
  • Bostjan Simon: There Be Monsters (Klopotec) [05-00] - jazz
  • Martin Simpson: Trials and Tribulations (Topic) [09-01]
  • Jared Sims: Change of Address (Ropeadope) [04-14] - jazz [***]
  • Sinai Vessel: Brokenlegged (Tiny Engines) [01-27] - rock
  • Single Mothers: Our Pleasure (Dine Alone) [06-16]
  • Sinkane: Life & Livin' It (City Slang) [02-10] - afrobeat
  • Alex Sipiagin: Moments Captured (Criss Cross) [04-27] - jazz [B]
  • Sir: Her Too (Top Dawg) [02-10] - r&b
  • Sir the Baptist: Saint or Sinner (Atlantic) [05-12]
  • Sirius: Acoustic Main Suite Plus the Inner One (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Siriusmo: Comic (Monkeytown) [09-15] - electronic
  • Sirom: I Can Be a Clay Snapper (Tak:til) - jazz
  • Sisteray: 15 Minutes (Vallance -EP) [04-14] - alt rock
  • Rotem Sivan: Antidote (Alma) - jazz [**]
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Burning the Threshold (Drag City) [02-24] - psychedelic folk
  • Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly: On Her Journey to the Sun (InsideOut) [05-19]
  • Skepta: Vicious (Boy Better Know) [10-31] - hip-hop
  • Bria Skonberg: With a Twist (Okeh) [05-19] - jazz [*]
  • Kira Skov/Maria Faust: In the Beginning (Stunt) - jazz
  • Sky Architect: Nomad (FREIA Music) [06-17] - prog rock
  • Skyway Man: Seen Comin' From a Mighty Eye (Yweknee) [02-24] - singer-songwriter
  • Skyzoo: Peddler Themes (First Generation Rich/Empire) [07-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Steve Slagle: Alto Manhattan (Panorama) [01-06] - jazz [***]
  • Slatface: Try Not to Freak Out (Propeller) [09-15] - punk
  • Slaughter Beach Dog: Birdie (Lame-O) [10-27]
  • Sleaford Mods: English Tapas (Rough Trade) [03-03] - post-punk [***]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris (Sub Pop) [01-27] - alt/indie [*]
  • Sleep on It: Overexposed (Equal Vision) [11-03] - pop punk
  • Sleep Token: Two (Basick -EP) [07-21]
  • Sleeping With Sirens: Gossip (Warner Bros) [09-22] - pop rock
  • Sloppy Heads: Useless Smile (Shrimper) [01-27] - alt/indie
  • Slotface: Try Not to Freak Out (Propeller) [09-15] - punk rock
  • Sloth Racket: Shapeshifters (Luminous Label) - jazz
  • Slow Dancer: Im a Mood (ATO) [06-09]
  • Slow Is Possible: Moonwatchers (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Slowdive: Slowdive (Dead Oceans) [05-05] - dream pop [*]
  • Sly & the Family Drone + Dead Neanderthals: Molar Wrench (Hominid)
  • Smagghe & Cross: MA (Offen Music)
  • Smidley: Smidley (Triple Crown) [06-02]
  • Andrew Smiley: Dispersal (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Smino: Blkswn (Zero Fatigue/Downtown) [03-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Hal Smith's Swing Central: Windy City Swing (Tuxedo Cat) - jazz
  • Jaden Smith: Syre (MSFTSMusic) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Kid (Western Vinyl) [10-06] - art pop [B]
  • Linda Catlin Smith: Drifter (Another Timbre)
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere (Ropeadope) [02-03] - jazz [B]
  • Sam Smith: The Thrill of It All (Capitol) [11-03]
  • Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (Spartacus) [02-24] - jazz [**]
  • Tommy Smith: Embodying the Light: A Dedication to John Coltrane (Spartacus) [07-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Ikue Mori: Aspiration (Libra) [09-08] - jazz [**]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM) [10-20] - jazz [**]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa (TUM) [10-20] - jazz [A-]
  • The Smith Street Band: More Scared of You Than You Are of Me (Side One Dummy) [04-07]
  • Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp: The Poacher's Fate (Broken Token) [12-21] - folk
  • Snapped Ankles: Come Play the Trees (The Leaf Label) [09-29]
  • Sneaks: It's a Myth (Merge, EP) [03-31] - alt rock [*]
  • Snoop Dogg: Neva Left (Doggy Style) [07-07] - hip-hop
  • Angel Snow: Magnetic (Nettwerk) [05-05]
  • So Many Wizards: Heavy Vision (Lolipop) [04-15]
  • So Much Light: Oh Yuck (Anti-) [08-11] - alt/indie
  • SOB X RBE: SOB X RBE (self-released) [01-23] - hip-hop
  • Soccer Mommy: Collection (Fat Possum) [08-04] - alt/indie
  • Social Club Misfits: The Misadventures of Fern & Marty (Social Club) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Sohn: Rennen (4AD) [01-13] - art pop
  • Martial Solal & Dave Liebman: Masters in Bordeaux (Sunnyside) [09-27] - jazz [***]
  • Mark Solborg & Christian Skjodt: Omdrejninger (ILK) - jazz
  • Dave Soldier: The Eighth Hour of Amduat (Mulatta) [01-06] - jazz [*]
  • Soley: Endless Summer (Morr) [05-05]
  • Jay Som: Everybody Works (Polyvinyl) [03-10] - indie rock [*]
  • Somi: Petite Afrique (Sony) [03-31]
  • Gunter Baby Sommer: Le Piccole Cose: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition) - jazz [*]
  • Peter Sommer: Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Clark Sommers: Lens by a Thread (Eyes & Ears) [07-21] - jazz
  • Sonder: Into (self-released) [01-26]
  • Songhoy Blues: Resistance (Fat Possum) [06-16] - Saharan [**]
  • Sonic Jesus: Grace (Fuzz Club) [03-10] - rock
  • Sons of the Palomino: Sons of the Palomino (BFD) [06-30] - country
  • The Sons of the Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio (The Little Village Foundation) - jazz
  • Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude (Pi) [08-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Sorority Noise: You're Not as ___ as You Think (Triple Crown) [03-17] - emo [**]
  • Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water (World Village) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Sote: Sacred Horror in Design (Opal Tapes) [07-28] - dance
  • Soulwax: From Deewee (Play It Again Sam) [03-24] - electropop
  • Omar Souleyman: To Syria With Love (Mad Decent) [06-02] - [A-]
  • Sounds of A&R: Sounds of A&R (Soaring) [08-26] - jazz
  • Space Camp: Force Femmed (Howling Frequency)
  • Ulrika Spacek: Modern English Decoration (Tough Love) [06-02]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Exposure (Concord) [12-16] - jazz
  • Sparks: Hippopotamus (BMG) [09-06] - art pop [B]
  • Richard Spaven: The Self (Fine Line) [06-30]
  • Special Request: Stairfoot Lane Bunker (Houndstooth) [04-07]
  • Special Request: Belief System (Houndstooth) [10-13] - downtempo
  • Special Request: Fabriclive 91 (Fabric) [03-24] - techno
  • Spectral Voice: Eroded Corridors of Unbeing (Dark Descent) [10-13] - metal
  • Spectres: Condition (Sonic Cathedral) [03-10] - shoegaze
  • Chris Speed Trio: Platinum on Tap (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Alister Spence Trio: Not Everything but Enough (self-released) - jazz
  • Caroline Spence: Spades and Roses (self-released) [03-03]
  • Spellling: Pantheon of Me (self-released) [09-09] [B]
  • Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal: Hide Ye Idols (Loyal Label) - jazz [*]
  • Spilt Cities: Life on Hold (self-released) [10-04] - rock
  • Spinning Coin: Permo (Geographic) [11-10] - alt/indie
  • The Spirit of the Beehive: Pleasure Suck (Tiny Engines) [03-24] - rock
  • Spiral Stairs: Doris & the Daggers (Nine Mile) [03-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Spirit Adrift: Curse of Conception (20 Buck Spin) [10-06] - metal
  • Splashh: Waiting a Lifetime (Cinematic) [04-14] - indie pop
  • Spoon: Hot Thoughts (Matador) [03-17] - alt/indie rock [***]
  • Spotlights: Seismic (Ipecac)
  • Konrad Sprenger: Stack Music (Pan) [06-02] - electronic
  • Devon Sproule: The Gold String (Tin Angel) [03-24] - folk
  • Tobin Sprout: The Universe and Me (Burger) [01-27]
  • Squadra Omega: Materia Oscura (Grandangolo) - jazz
  • Squadra Omega: Nervoso (Holiday) - jazz
  • Squeeze: The Knowledge (Love) [10-13] - rock
  • St Vincent: Masseduction (Loma Vista) [10-13] - art pop [A-]
  • David Stackenas: Bricks (Clean Feed) - jazz [*]
  • Terell Stafford: Forgive and Forget (Herb Harris Music -16) [-2016] - jazz [A-]
  • Stalley: Tell the Truth: Shame the Devil (Blue Collar Gang) [11-17] - hip-hop
  • Standing on the Corner: Red Burns (self-released) [09-15] - hip-hop
  • Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue (ECM) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Lyn Stanley: The Moonlight Sessions: Volume Two (AT Music) [10-06] - jazz [***]
  • Mavis Staples: I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration (Blackbird Production Partners) [06-02] - gospel/soul/r&b [**]
  • Mavis Staples: If All I Was Was Black (Anti-) [11-17] - r&b [***]
  • Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory (Def Jam) [06-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury Nashville) [05-05] - Americana [***]
  • Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 2 (Mercury Nashville) [12-01] - Americana [**]
  • Star Tropics: Lost World (Shelflife) [07-07]
  • Starlito & Don Trip: Step Brothers Three (Grind Hard) - hip-hop [A-]
  • The State Broadcasters: A Different Past (Olive Grove) [03-24]
  • Statues: No Grave No Burial (Dogswamp) [11-10] - punk
  • Staub Quartet: House Full of Colors (JACC) [03-00] - jazz
  • Steelism: Ism (Cooking Vinyl) [06-23] - alt/indie
  • Steffi: World of the Waking State (Ostgut Ton) [09-22] - techno
  • Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille! (Delmark) [09-05] - jazz [A-]
  • John Stein/Dave Zinno: Wood and Strings (Whaling City Sound) - jazz [***]
  • Juanita Stein: America (Nude) [07-28] - pop/rock
  • Josiah Steinbrick: Meeting of Waters (Leaving) [10-27]
  • Christopher Paul Stelling: Itinerant Arias (Anti) [05-05]
  • Dayna Stephens: Gratitude (Contagious Music) [04-07] - jazz [**]
  • Steps: Tears on the Dance Floor (self-released) [04-21] - pop
  • Sterac Electronics: Things to Think About (Voyage Direct) [06-19] - electronic
  • Stereophonics: Scream Above the Sounds (Parlophone) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • Sterile Garden: Drift (Basement Tapes) [02-13] - electronic
  • Mike Stern: Trip (Heads Up) [09-08] - jazz [*]
  • Colin Stetson: All This I Do for Glory (52Hz) [04-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Becca Stevens: Regina (GroundUP) - jazz [B-]
  • Cat Stevens/Yusuf: The Laughing Apple (Verve) [09-15] - folk
  • Matthew Stevens: Preverbal (Ropeadope) [03-24] - jazz [B]
  • Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell Live (self-released) [04-26]
  • Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/Nico Muhly/James McAlister: Planetarium (4AD) [06-09] - alt/indie
  • Still: I (Pan) [09-00] - dancehall
  • Stik Figa: Central Standard Time (Mello Music Group) [01-27] - hip-hop [***]
  • Flo Stoffner/Paul Lovens/Rudi Mahall: Mein Freund der Baum (Wide Ear) - jazz
  • Kelley Stoltz: Que Aura (Castle Face) [08-11]
  • Angus & Julia Stone: Snow (EMI) [09-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Joss Stone: Mama Earth (Provogue) [09-14]
  • Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer (Merky) [02-24] - grime [*]
  • John Stowell/Ulf Bandgren Quartet: Night Visitor (Origin) [11-17] - jazz [*]
  • Strand of Oaks: Hard Love (Dead Oceans) [02-17] - indie rock
  • Strange Ranger: Daymoon (Tiny Engines) [10-06] - rock
  • Strange U: #LP4080 (High Focus) [02-10] - hip-hop
  • Will Stratton: Rosewood Alamanac (Bella Union) [05-12]
  • Eric Strickland & the B Sides: Black and White and Blue (Ol' River) [09-29] - country
  • Billy Strings: Turmoil & Tinfoil (Apostol) [09-22] - country
  • Stromboli: Volume Uno (Maple Death)
  • Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line: Champion (self-released) [10-13] - folk
  • Dave Stryker: Strykin' Ahead (Strikezone) [09-01] - jazz [*]
  • The Strypes: Spitting Image (EMI) [06-16] - EMI
  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Way Out West (Superlatone) [03-10] - [B]
  • Harry Styles: Harry Styles (Columbia) [05-12] - pop rock [B]
  • Danay Suarez: Palabras Manueles (Universal) [03-03] - Latin
  • Subsonic Eye: Strawberry Fields (Middle Class Cigars) [04-21]
  • Succumb: Succumb (The Flenser) [05-05] - metal
  • Hiromi Suda: Nagi (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Sudan Archives: Sudan Archives (Stones Throw -EP) [07-14] - folktronica
  • Sully: Escape (Keysound) [09-29] - grime
  • Sult/Lasse Marhaug: Harpoon (Conrad Sound/Pica Disk) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Denis Sulta: Nein Fortiate (Sulta Selects -EP) [02-09]
  • Dan Sultan: Killer (Liberation) [07-28]
  • Rain Sultanov: Inspired by Nature (Ozella) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Summit Quartet: Live in Sant' Arresi (Audiographic) [09-27] - jazz [**]
  • Moses Sumney: Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar) [09-22] - art pop [*]
  • Sun Araw: The Saddle of the Increate (Sun Ark) [03-24]
  • Sundara Karma: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect (Sony) [01-06] - pop/rock
  • Susanne Sundfor: Music for People in Trouble (Bella Union) [09-09] - art pop
  • Sunrot: Sunnata (self-released) [08-03]
  • Superfood: Bambino (Dirty Hit) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Surf Curse: Nothing Yet (Danger Collective) [01-13] - alt/indie
  • Surfer Blood: Snowdonia (Joyful Noise) [02-03] - indie rock
  • The Surfing Magazines: The Surfing Magazines (Moshi Moshi) [09-01] - alt/indie
  • Suss Cunts: Suss Cunts (Emotional Response) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Susto: I'm Fine Today ()
  • Suzeri & Fiona Lee: Ftarri de Solos (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Akio Suzuki/John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes (Flarri) [07-23] - jazz
  • Suzy: Yes? No? (JYP -EP) [01-24] - K-pop
  • SW: Untitled (SUED) [11-17] - house
  • SW: The Album (Apollo) [07-14] - electronic
  • Swans: Deliquescence (Young God) [05-17]
  • Jorn Swart: Malnoia (BJU) - jazz
  • Sunny Sweeney: Trophy (Aunt Daddy) [03-10] - country [***]
  • Sweet Baboo: Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi) [06-02]
  • Sweet Spirit: St Mojo (Nine Mile) [04-07]
  • Steve Swell: Music for Six Musicians: Hommage A Olivier Messiaen (Silkheart) - jazz [***]
  • Swet Shop Boys: Sufi La (Customs -EP) [04-22] - rap [A-]
  • SWIDT: Stoneyhunga (Universal [New Zealand]) [07-28] - hip-hop
  • Taylor Swift: Reputation (Big Machine) [11-10] - electropop [**]
  • Syd: Fin (Columbia) [02-02] - neo soul [A-]
  • Sylvan Esso: What Now (Loma Vista) [04-28] - indietronica [A-]
  • Sylvan Esso: Echo Mountain Sessions (-EP) [07-28] - indietronica
  • SZA: Ctrl (Top Dawg/RCA) [06-09] - alt r&b [**]
  • Cyiyoko Szlavnics: During a Lifetime (Another Timbre) [02-00] - jazz
  • Andy T Band: Double Strike (American Showpiece) - jazz
  • Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts (ECM) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Craig Taborn/Ikue Mori: Highsmith (Tzadik) [05-00] - jazz
  • Taeyeon: My Voice ()
  • Takaaki: New Kid in Town (Albany) [11-27] - jazz [**]
  • Aki Takase/David Murray: Cherry Shakura (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Talaboman: The Night Land (R&S) [03-03] - deep house
  • Talamanca System: Talamanca System (International Feel) [05-19] - house
  • Talinka: Talinka (MoonJune) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Tall Ships: Impressions (FatCat) [03-31] - alt rock
  • Tall Tall Trees: Freedays (Joyful Noise) [02-17] - indie folk
  • Tamikrest: Kidal (Glitterbeat) [03-17] - Saharan [**]
  • Jeannie Tanner: Words & Music (Tanner Time, 2CD) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Tanya Morgan: YGWY$4 (self-released) [07-28] - hip-hop
  • Avey Tare: Eucalyptus (Domino) [07-21] - psychedelic folk
  • Dylan Taylor: One in Mind (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • Otis Taylor: Fantasizing About Being Black (Inakustik) [02-17] - blues
  • Sam Taylor Quartet With Larry McKenna: Along the Way (Cellar Live) [05-00] - jazz
  • Team Hegdal: Vol 4 (Particular Recordings Collective) - jazz
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From the Fox Oakland (Fantasy) [03-17] - blues rock
  • TeeCee4800: Ralness Over Millions 2 (Caroline) [09-29] - hip-hop
  • Teeks: The Grapefruit Skies (self-released -EP) [06-23]
  • Teen Daze: Themes for Dying Earth (Flora) [02-10] - dream pop
  • Teen Daze: Themes for a New Earth (Flora) [11-10] - dream pop
  • TeenCanteen: Sirens (Last Night From Glasgow) [04-22]
  • Teengirl Fantasy: 8AM (Planet Mu) [03-24] - ambient techno
  • Joris Teepe & Don Braden: Conversations (Creative Perspective Music) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Tei Shi: Crawl Space (Downtown/Interscope) [03-31] - electropop
  • Teleplasmiste: Frequency Is the New Ecstasy (House of Mythology) [04-07]
  • The Telescopes: As Light Return (Tapete) [07-07]
  • Toko Telo: Toy Raha Toy (Anio) [05-19] - African
  • Tinie Tempah: Youth (Parlophone) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Temple Ov BBV: Temple Ov BBV (Rocket)
  • Temples: Volcano (Fat Possum) [03-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Ten Fe: Hit the Light (Some Kinda Love) [02-03] - synthpop
  • Tennis: Yours Conditionally (Mutually Detrimental) [03-10] - indie pop
  • Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages (Sunnyside) [06-02] - jazz
  • Tephra Sound: Horizon (self-released) [08-05] - jazz
  • Dan Terminus: Automated Refrains (Blood Music) [11-10] - electronic
  • Yosvany Terry/Baptiste Trotignon: Ancestral Memories (Okeh) - jazz [*]
  • Tetragrammacide: Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix (Iron Bonehead) [10-07]
  • Texas: Jump on Board (BMG) [04-21] - alt rock
  • The Texas Gentlemen: TX Jelly (New West) [09-15] - rock
  • Henri Texier: Concert Anniversaire 30 Ans (Label Bleu) [05-26] - jazz
  • Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus: Walrus EP (Deptford Beach -EP) [09-19] - electronic [*]
  • The-Dream: Genesis ()
  • Thelma: Thelma (Tiny Engines)
  • They: Nu Religion: Hyena (Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros) [02-24] - r&b
  • Thievery Corporation: The Temple of I & I (ESL) [02-10] - downtempo
  • Chris Thile/Brad Mehldau: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch) [01-27] - jazz
  • Chris Thile: Thanks for Listening (Nonesuch) [10-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Katie Thiroux: Off Beat (Capri) [08-17] - jazz [A-]
  • This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade) [07-07] - indie folk
  • Thollem/Mazurek: Blind Curves and Box Canyons (Relative Pitch) [04-21] - jazz
  • Jacques Thollot: Thollot in Extenso (Nato) [09-22] - jazz
  • Charles Thomas: The Colors of a Dream (Sea Tea) - jazz [*]
  • Fred Thomas: Changer (Polyvinyl) [01-27] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Pat Thomas: Elephant Clock of Al Jazari (Otoroku) [07-00] - jazz
  • Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics II (Proper) [08-10] - rock
  • Twerk Thomson: Plays Unpopular Songs (Twerk-O-Phonic) [02-01] - jazz
  • Those Who Walk Away: The Infected Mass (Constellation) [03-17] - drone
  • Holly Throsby: After a Time (Spunk!) [02-17] - indie folk
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Retrospective (Wide Hive) [01-06] - jazz [***]
  • Throwing Snow: Embers (Houndstooth) [01-20] - IDM
  • Thundercat: Drunk (Brainfeeder) [02-24] - alt hip-hop [*]
  • Camille Thurman: Inside the Moment (Chesky) [05-19] - jazz
  • Thurst: Cut to the Chafe (self-released) [01-20] - postpunk [**]
  • Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet: New Life (self-released) - jazz
  • Tigers Jaw: Spin (Black Cement) [05-19] - emo
  • The Tiger Lillies: Cold Night in Soho (Misery Guts) [02-10]
  • Tigers Mind: Paradiso Pudding Mix (Jvtlandt) - jazz
  • Bryson Tiller: True to Self (Trapsoul/RCA) [05-26]
  • Trevor James Tillery: Together Alone (self-released) [11-10] - alt/indie
  • Timber Timbre: Sincerely Future Pollution (City Slang) [04-07] - art rock
  • Tinariwen: Elwan (Anti-) [02-10] - Mali [A-]
  • Tiny Hazard: Greyland (Ba Da Bing) [02-24] - art pop
  • Tired Lion: Dumb Days (Universal Music) [09-15] - grunge
  • TiRon & Ayomari: WET: The Wonderful Ego Trip (The Cafeteria Line) [11-24] - hip-hop
  • Anna Tivel: Small Believer (Fluff and Gravy) [09-29] - folk [A-]
  • TLC: TLC (852 Music) [06-30] - r&b
  • Toadies: The Lower Side of Uptown (Kirtland) [09-08] - hard rock
  • Maylee Todd: Acts of Love (Do Right!) [11-03] - r&b
  • Toddla T: Foreign Light (Steeze) [07-29] - electronic
  • Toiret Status: Nyoi Plunger (Noumenal Loom) [10-22]
  • Shugo Tokumaru: Toss (Polyvinyl) [04-28] - alt/indie
  • Masahide Tokunaga: Bwoouunn: Fleeting Excitement (Hitori) - jazz
  • Kasper Tom/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Rudi Mahall: Abstract Window (WhyPlayJazz) - jazz
  • Tiziano Tononi and Southbound: Trouble No More . . . All Men Are Brothers (Long Song) [02-00] - jazz
  • Tiziano Tononi & Daniele Cavallanti Nexus: Experience Nexus! (Rudi) [09-00] - jazz
  • Tonstartssbandht: Sorcerer (Mexican Summer) [03-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • TootArd: Laissez Passer (Glitterbeat) [11-20]
  • Toothless: The Pace of the Passing (Island) [01-27] - indie pop
  • Tops: Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus) [06-02] - indie pop
  • Cat Toren: Cat Toren's Human Kind (self-released) [01-17] - jazz
  • Toro y Moi: Boo Boo (Carpark) [07-07] - synth funk
  • Torres: Three Futures (4AD) [09-29] - folk rock
  • Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions (Alfi) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bjorn Torske & Prins Thomas: Square One (Smalltown Supersound) [07-07] - deep house
  • Total Leatherette: For the Climax of the Night (Milk) [07-14] - dance
  • Vieux Farka Toure: Samba (Six Degrees) [04-00] - Mali [***]
  • Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart (ECM) [02-03] - jazz [**]
  • T-Pain & Lil Wayne: T-Wayne (Nappy Boy) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • TQD: UKG (Butterz/AEI) [03-17]
  • Trad Attack!: Kullakarva (self-released) [05-19] - Estonian folk
  • Trampolene: Swansea to Hornsey (Mi7) [10-27] - alt rock
  • Gabriele Tranchina: Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes (Rainchant Eclectic) [10-18] - jazz [**]
  • Boubacar Traore: Dounia Tabolo (Lusafrica) [11-17] - African
  • Theo Travis: Open Air (Tonefloat) - jazz
  • Traxman: Tekvision (Teklife) [11-03] - electronic [B-]
  • Ron Trent: Presents Prescription: Word Sound & Power (Rush Hour) [02-20]
  • Trespass Trio: The Spirit of Pitesti (Clean Feed) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • Klaus Treuheit/Lou Grassi: Port of Call (NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • Trex: Treatment (Mac 2 Digital) [02-20] - electronic
  • Tribalistas: Tribalistas 2 (Phonomotor) [08-25] - Brazil
  • Dwight Trible: Inspirations (Gondwana) [06-30] - jazz
  • Trichotomy: Known-Unknown (Challenge) - jazz [***]
  • Tricky: Ununiform (False Idols) [09-22] - trip hop [*]
  • Trio 3: Visiting Texture (Intakt) [03-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Trio Blastonal: It Is What It Is! (self-released) [02-27] - jazz
  • Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan (World Circuit) [09-15] - world [*]
  • Trio Heinz Herbert: The Willisau Concert (Intakt) - jazz [A-]
  • Trio S: Somewhere Glimmer (Zitherine) [06-23] - jazz [*]
  • Triocity [Charles Pillow/Jeff Campbell/Rich Thompson]: I Believe in You (Origin) [08-18] - jazz [**]
  • Trip Now!: Live at Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen 23.07.2016 (Leo) - jazz
  • Tristen: Sneaker Waves (Modern Outsider) [07-07]
  • Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note) [04-28] - jazz [B-]
  • Mo Troper: Exposure & Response (Good Cheer) [11-17]
  • Trouble Kaze: June (Circum-Disc) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • True Moon: True Moon (Lovely)
  • Com Truise: Iteration (Ghostly) [06-16] - electronic
  • Samuel Truitt: Thorns (Melters) [04-16]
  • Trummors: Headlands (Ernest Jenning) [05-12]
  • Trupa Trupa: Jolly New Songs (Ici D'Ailleurs) [10-27] - psychedelic rock
  • Akiko Tsuruga: So Cute So Bad (self-released) - jazz
  • Fletcher Tucker: Cold Spring (Gnome Life) [06-30]
  • Lina Tullgren: Won (Captured Tracks)
  • Yves Tumor: Experiencing the Deposit of Faith (self-released) [09-13] - ambient
  • Tune Recreation Committee: Voices of Our Vision (self-released) [03-29] - jazz [*]
  • Gavin Turek: Good Look for You (Madame Gold) [03-20]
  • Simon Fisher Turner: Giraffe (Editions Mego) -
  • Turnover: Good Nature (Run for Cover) [08-25] - dream pop
  • Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way From Your Heart (Bossier City) [10-20] - country [B]
  • Twain: Rare Feeling (Keeled Scales) [10-20] - folk
  • Shania Twain: Now (Mercury Nashville) [09-29] - country
  • Jeff Tweedy: Together at Last (dBpm) [06-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Twelfth Day: Cracks in the Room (Orange Feather) [04-07] - Celtic folk
  • Twinsmith: Stay Cool (Saddle Creek) [07-14] - alt/indie
  • Two Inch Astronaut: Can You Please Not Help (Exploding in Sound)
  • Ty Dolla Sign: Beach House 3 (Atlantic) [10-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Tycho: Epoch (Ghostly International) [01-20] - downtempo
  • Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy (Columbia) [07-21] - experimental hip-hop [B]
  • Baron Tymas: Montreal (Tymasmusic) [01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Five (OA2) [05-19] - jazz
  • Oded Tzur: Translator's Note (Enja/Yellowbird) [05-18] - jazz
  • Tzusing: [....] (LIES) - electronic
  • U2: Songs of Experience (Interscope) [12-01] - rock
  • Jeremy Udden/John McNeil/Akyer Kobrinsky/Anthony Pinciotti: Hush Point III (Sunnyside) [01-20] - jazz [*]
  • Gebhard Ullman & Alexey Kruglov: Moscow-Berlin (Fancymusic) - jazz
  • Gebhard Ullmann/Oliver Potratz/Eric Schaefer: Das Kondesat (Why Play Jazz) [10-20] - jazz
  • James Blood Ulmer With the Thing: Baby Talk: Live at the Molde International Jazz Festival 2015 (Trost) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ultras: Ultras (Hello Thor/Instinctive Racoon) [04-28]
  • Ulver: The Assassination of Julius Caesar (House of Mythology) [04-07] - synthpop
  • Umfang: Symbolic Use of Light (Technicolour) [06-16]
  • Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost (Relapse) [02-24] - metal
  • Uncommon Nasa: Written at Night (Man Bites Dog) [08-04] - hip-hop
  • Undergang: Misantropologi (Dark Descent) [06-23] - metal
  • Unhinged Sextet: Don't Blink (OA2) [08-18] - jazz [B]
  • UnicaZurn: Transpandorem (Touch)
  • Uniform: Wake in Fright (Sacred Bones) [01-20] - noise rock
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Veterans of Jazz (self-released) - jazz [D+]
  • University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band: The Romeo and Juliet Project (Artist Alliance) - jazz
  • University of Toronto 12Tet: Trillium Falls (UofT Jazz) [03-10] - jazz [B]
  • University of Toronto Jazz Orcherstra: Sweet Ruby Suite (UofT Jazz) [03-10] - jazz [*]
  • UNKLE: The Road: Part 1 (Cooking Vinyl) [06-23] - electronic
  • Unsane: Sterilize (Southern Lord) [09-25] - post-hardcore
  • The Unthanks: Diversions Vol 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (Rabble Rouser) [05-28]
  • Upgrayedd Smurphy: Hypnosys (R-CH-V) [04-11]
  • Uptown Jazz Tentet: There It Is (Irrabagast) [03-01] - jazz
  • Urbanity: Urban Soul (Alfi) - jazz [B]
  • Us & Us Only: Full Flower (Topshelf) [07-14]
  • The US Army Blues: Swinging in the Holidays (self-released) - jazz
  • The Used: The Canyon (Hopeless) [10-27] - alt/indie
  • Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Ogrim/Anders Berg: Ullr (Simlas) - jazz
  • UUUU: UUUU (Editions Mego) [10-06] -
  • UV-TV: Glass (Deranged) [03-13]
  • Vagabon: Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter) [02-24] - indie rock [*]
  • Manuel Valera Trio: The Seasons (MaVo) [03-17] - jazz
  • Valerian Swing: Nights (Small Pond/To Lose La Track) [05-12]
  • Valerie June: The Order of Time (Concord) [03-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Valley Queen: Destroyer (self-released -EP) [03-10] [B-]
  • Colin Vallon Trio: Danse (ECM) [01-13] - jazz
  • The Vampires: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke (Earshift Music) - jazz [*]
  • Chad VanGaalen: Light Information (Sub Pop) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Paul Van Gysegem/Chris Joris/Patrick De Groote: Boundless (El Negocito) [06-01] - jazz
  • Mark Van Hoen: Electronic Music (1982-1987) (Wayside and Woodland) [03-11] - electronic
  • Fred Van Hove & Roger Turner: The Corner (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Aaron Vance: My Own Way (Windy Holler) [03-22] - country
  • Ecca Vandal: Ecca Vandal (Dew Process) [10-20] - pop [**]
  • Vanishing: Vanishing (Tombed Visions) [03-30]
  • Petra Van Nuis & Andy Brown: Lessons Lyrical (String Damper) [08-29] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Klaus Kugel/Mark Tokar: Escalator (Not Two) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Ken Vandermark: Momentum 2 & 3 (Audiographic) [12-11] - jazz [*]
  • Rick Vandivier: Under One Roof (self-released) [11-16] - jazz
  • Raphael Vanoli: Bibrax (Shhpuma) - jazz [*]
  • John Vanore: Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oliver Nelson (Acoustical Concepts) [08-18] - jazz [**]
  • Vanum: Burning Arrow (Psychic Violence)
  • Varg: Nordic Flora Series Pt 3: Gore-Tex City (Northern Electronics) [03-27]
  • Vatican Shadow: Rubbish of the Floodwaters (Ostgut Ton -EP) [05-12]
  • Vector Families: For Those About to Jazz/Rock We Salute You (Sunnyside) [09-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Alan Vega: IT (Fader Label) [07-14] - industrial
  • Carlos Vega: Bird's Up (Origin) [06-16] - jazz [*]
  • Vein: Vein Plays Ravel (Double Moon) [08-25] - jazz
  • Velkro: Too Lazy to Panic (Clean Feed) [01-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Vels Trio: Yellow Ochre (Total Refreshment Centre -EP) [06-09] - jazz
  • Venn: Runes (Full Time Hobby) [03-03]
  • Verite: Somewhere in Between (self-released) [06-23] - pop
  • Vermont: II (Kompakt) [02-10] - ambient
  • The Verve Jazz Ensemble: Swing-A-Nova (self-released) [09-18] - jazz
  • Luke Vibert: Garave Vol 1 (Hypercolor) [05-05] - electronic
  • Vibration Black Finger: Gaudi (Kudos) [09-15]
  • Raoul Vignal: The Silver Veil (Talitres) [04-07]
  • Ricardo Villalobos: Empirical House (A:rpia:r) [05-05]
  • Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary: American Grandstand (Upper Management Music) [07-07] - country
  • David Virelles: Gnosis (ECM) [09-15] - jazz [*]
  • Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG Intl) [02-17] - ambient
  • Visionist: Value (Big Dada) [10-20] - electronic
  • Vitalic: Voyager (Caroline) [01-20] - electronic
  • Viva Black: Mal Sirine (Kopasetic) - jazz
  • Vodi: Talk (BAM) [11-04]
  • Joni Void: Selfless (Constellation) [05-05] - electronic
  • Vok: Figure (Nettwerk)
  • Volga: Volga (Multikulti Project) - jazz
  • Son Volt: Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound) [02-17] - alt-country
  • Vom: Initiation (AWWFN)
  • Katie Von Schleicher: Shitty Hits (Ba Da Bing) [07-28]
  • Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Ballet (Rare Noise) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • W-2: Fanatics (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Emmanuelle Waeckerle: Ode (Owed) to O (Edition Wandelweiser) - jazz
  • Torben Waldorff: Holiday on Fire (ArtistShare) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Wale: Shine (Maybach) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker: Toxic: This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (ESP-Disk) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Walk the Moon: What If Nothing (RCA) [11-10] - alt/indie
  • Wheeler Walker Jr: Ol' Wheeler (Cooking Vinyl) [06-02] - country
  • Wall: Untitled (Wharf Cat) [04-28]
  • Colter Wall: Colter Wall (Young Mary's) [05-12] - country [A-]
  • Tornado Wallace: Lonely Planet (Running Back) [01-13] - deep house
  • Walpyrgus: Walpyrgus Nights (Cruz del Sur Music) [06-06] - heavy metal
  • Justin Walter: Unseen Forces (Kranky) [04-21] - ambient
  • Walter Etc: Gloom Cruise (Lame-O) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Wand: Plum (Drag City) [09-22]
  • Grace Wanderwaal: Just the Beginning (Syco/Columbia) [11-03] - pop
  • WaqWaq Kingdom: Shinsekai (Jahtari)
  • The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic) [08-25] - indie rock [B]
  • Alex Ward: Proprioception (Weekertoft) [06-30] - jazz
  • David S Ware Trio: Live in New York 2010 (AUM Fidelity) [06-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Jessie Ware: Glasshouse (Island) [10-20] - pop
  • Warm Digits: Wireless World (Memphis Industries) [08-04] - Krautrock
  • Kenny Warren Quartet: Thank You for Coming to Life (Whirlwind) [03-10] - jazz
  • Washed Out: Mistery Mellow (Stones Throw) [06-30]
  • Washer: All Aboard (Exploding in Sound) [09-15] - alt/indie
  • Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference (Young Turks) [09-29] - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Themes for Buildings and Spaces (Tape Club) [04-28]
  • Aaron Watson: Vaquero (Big Label) [02-24] - country
  • Bobby Watson: Made in America (Smoke Sessions) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • John Waters: Make Trouble (Third Man)
  • Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia) [06-02] - progressive rock
  • Charlie Watts: Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Impulse) [04-21] - jazz [**]
  • Heath Watts & Blue Armstrong: Bright Yellow With Bass (Leo) - jazz
  • Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston/Alison Blunt/Hannah Marshall: Dialogues With Strings: Live at Cafe Oto in London (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-12] - jazz [*]
  • Waveform Transmission: V 2.0-2.9 (Astral Industries) [10-29] - ambient
  • Wavves: You're Welcome (Ghost Ramp) [05-19] - indie rock
  • Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm (Merge) [07-14] - alt/indie rock [A-]
  • We Three and the Death Rattle: Entrances and Exits (PAW//PURR) [09-14] - alt/indie
  • Wear Your Wounds: WYW (Deathwish)
  • The Weather Station: The Weather Station (Paradise of Bachelors) [10-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Andrew Weatherall: Qualia (Hoga Nord) [09-29] - alt/indie
  • Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology (Fire) [05-19] - dream pop [*]
  • Weaves: Wide Open (Kanine) [10-07] - alt/indie
  • Web Web: Oracle (Compost) [09-01] - jazz
  • Faye Webster: Faye Webster (Awful) [05-12]
  • Cory Weeds: Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire (Cellar Live) [10-13] - jazz
  • Cory Weeds & the Jeff Hamilton Trio: Dreamsville (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Weezer: Pacific Daydream (Crush Music) [10-27] - power pop
  • David Weiss & Point of Departure: Wake Up Call (Ropeadope) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution (Parlophone) [03-12] - rock
  • Shea Welsh: Arrival (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Daniel Weltlinger: Samoreau: A Tribute to the Fans of Django Reinhardt (Rectify) [03-31] - jazz [**]
  • Kenny Werner Trio: Animal Crackers (Pirouet) [11-24] - jazz
  • Kody West: Green (self-released) [04-13] -
  • Western Daughter: Driftwood Songs (Take This to Heart) [03-24] - indie rock
  • Galen Weston: The Space Between (Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Randy Weston: The African Nubian Suite (African Rhythms, 2CD) [01-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Martin Wheatley & Tom Langham: The Land of Might-Have-Been (Bigfoot) - jazz
  • Matthew Whitaker: Outta the Box (Jazz Foundation of America) [03-03] - jazz
  • While She Sleeps: You Are We (Arising Empire) [04-21]
  • Mark Whipkey: Best New Music (self-released) [06-00]
  • White: One Night Stand Forever (Gentlemen) [04-21]
  • Joshua White: 13 Short Stories (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • White Hills: Stop Mute Defeat (Thrill Jockey) [05-19]
  • White Reaper: The World's Best American Band (Polyvinyl) [04-07] - glam rock
  • White Sea: Tropical Odds (Les Disques du Crepuscle) [05-12] - synth-pop
  • Mark Whitfield: Grace (self-released) - jazz
  • Why?: Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise) [03-03] - indie pop
  • Ronny Whyte: Shades of Whyte (Audiophile) [05-05] - jazz [B]
  • Chip Wickham: La Sombra (Lovemonk) [01-20] - jazz
  • Jurg Wickihalder/Barry Guy/Lucas Niggli: Beyond (Intakt) - jazz [***]
  • Widowspeak: Expect the Best (Captured Tracks) [08-25] - alt/indie
  • Wifisfuneral: Boy Who Cried Wolf (Interscope) [08-01] - hip-hop
  • Wiki: No Mountains in Manhattan (XL) [08-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Captain Wilberforce: Black Sky Thinking (-) [03-27]
  • Wild Beasts: Punch Drunk and Trembling (Domino)
  • Wild Pink: Wild Pink (Tiny Engines) [02-10]
  • The Wild Reeds: The World We Built (Last Gang) [04-07] - alt/indie
  • Wild Wing: Doomed II Repeat (665699 -EP) [03-03] - garage punk
  • Wildflower: Wildflower (Stac) [07-01] - jazz
  • Wiley: Godfather (self-released) [01-13] - grime
  • Ken Wiley: Jazz Horn Redux (Krug Park Music) [09-01] - jazz [*]
  • Mike Will Made It: Ransom 2 (Ear Drummers/Interscope) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • A Will Away: Here Again (Triple Crown) [03-03]
  • Alex Williams: Better Than Myself (Big Machine) [08-11] - country
  • Hype Williams: Rainbow Edition (Big Dada) [08-25]
  • Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers) [09-29]
  • Mars Williams: An Ayler Xmas (Soul What) [10-31] - jazz
  • Tom Williams: All Change (Wine Boat) [05-26] - indie rock
  • Christopher Willits: Horizon (Ghostly International) [05-19]
  • Willtharapper: Beat Bully 4 ()
  • Christopher Willits: Horizon (Ghostly International) [05-19]
  • Wilsen: I Go Missing in My Sleep (Secret City) [04-28] - art pop
  • Matt Wilson: Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt (Palmetto) [08-25] - jazz [*]
  • Siobhan Wilson: There Are No Saints (Song by Toad) [07-14] - indie pop
  • Steven Wilson: To the Bone (Caroline) [08-18] - prog pop
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Iris [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Erased Tapes) [01-13] - soundtrack
  • Mark Wingfield/Markus Reuter/Asaf Sirkis: Lighthouse (Moonjune) [11-00] - jazz [B]
  • Mark Winkler: The Company I Keep (Cafe Pacific) [05-01] - jazz
  • Carl Winther & Jerry Bergonzi: Inner Journey (SteepleChase LookOut) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Wintz: Life Cycle (Culture Shock Music) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Wire: Silver/Lead (Pinkflag) [03-31] - post-punk [*]
  • David Wise: Till They Lay Me Down (self-released) [01-06] - jazz [**]
  • Withered Hand + A Singer of Songs: Among Horses (Son Canciones) [05-05]
  • Witherfall: Nocturnes and Requiems (-) [02-10] - progressive metal
  • Deanna Witkowski: Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns (Tilapia) [11-03] - jazz [B]
  • Florian Wittenberg: Don't Push the Piano Around (NurNichtNur) - jazz [**]
  • Wizkid: Sounds From the Other Side (Starboy/RCA) [07-14] - Nigerian/hip-hop [**]
  • Wobbler: From Silence to Somewhere (Karisma) [10-20]
  • Wode: Servants of the Countercosmos (Avantgarde)
  • Woe: Hope Attrition (Vendetta) [03-17] - metal
  • Ira Wolf: The Closest Thing to Home (self-released) [09-09] - folk
  • Wolf Alice: Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit/RCA) [09-29] - indie rock [*]
  • Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop) [10-06] - indie rock
  • Wolf Eyes: Undertow (Lower Floor) [03-24] - noise rock
  • Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun (Sargent House) [09-22] - sludge metal
  • Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely the Lonesome & the Gone (ATO) [10-27] - country [**]
  • Dustin Wong/Takako Minekawa: Are Euphoria (Thrill Jockey) [06-16] - pop
  • Chris Wood: So Much to Defend (RUF) [01-27]
  • Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship (Three Lobed) [05-05] - Americana [B]
  • The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters (Nevado) [04-07]
  • Woods: Love Is Love (Woodsist) [04-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Billy Woods: Known Unknowns (Blackwoodz Studioz) [06-09] - hip-hop
  • Harmony Woods: Nothing Special (self-released) [05-05] - alt/indie
  • Roy Woods: Say Less (OVO Sound/Warner Bros) [12-01] - r&b [**]
  • Nate Wooley: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) (Clean Feed) - jazz [A-]
  • Nate Wooley: Battle Pieces II (Relative Pitch) [09-15] - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: The Complete Syllables Music (Pleasure of the Text -4CD) [04-03] - jazz
  • Woopheadclrms: Meeting Room + Rare Plants (Ukiuki Atama) [08-30]
  • Victor Wooten/Dennis Chambers/Bob Franceschini: Trypnotyx (VIX) [09-08] - jazz
  • The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Always Foreign (Epitaph) [09-29] - alt/indie
  • Worriers: Survival Pop (Side One Dummy) [09-29] - alt/indie
  • Charlie Worsham: Beginning of Things (Warner Bros Nashville) [04-21] - country [B]
  • G-Worthy: G-Worthy (Fool's Gold) [09-29] - hip-hop
  • Wrabel: We Could Be Beautiful (Epic) [05-12] - pop
  • Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment I (Water Is Life) [03-03] - jazz
  • Wrongtom & the Ragga Twins: In Time (Tru Thoughts) [04-28]
  • Lizz Wright: Grace (Concord) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues (eOne) [10-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Eric Wyatt: Look to the Sky (Whaling City Sound) [10-27] - jazz [**]
  • Jaime Wyatt: Felony Blues (forty Below -EP) [02-24] - [*]
  • Allie X: CollXtion II (Sugar Music) [06-09] - electropop
  • Mahatma X: A Mobtown Suite Vol 1 (Home Assembly) [02-10] - hip-hop
  • Sadat X: The Sum of a Man (Diamond Mine) [06-16] - hip-hop
  • Charli XCX: Number 1 Angel (Asylum) [03-10] - pop [A-]
  • Charli XCX: Pop 2 (Asylum) [12-15] - pop [***]
  • Xetas: The Tower (12XU) [04-14]
  • Xiu Xiu: Forget (Polyvinyl) [02-24] - art pop
  • The XX: I See You (Young Turks) [01-13] - indie pop [A-]
  • XXXTentacion: 17 (Bad Vibes Forever) [08-25] - hip-hop
  • Yaeji: Yaeji (Godmode -EP) [03-31] - deep house [**]
  • Yaeji: EP 2 (Godmode -EP) [11-03] - deep house [***]
  • Tal Yahalom/Almog Sharvit/Ben Silashi: Kadawa (self-released) - jazz [**]
  • Hideo Yamaki/Bill Laswell/Bjorn Bjorkenheim/Mike Sopko/Dominic James: Inaugural Sound Clash for the 2 Americas (MOD Technologies) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Yanda Trio: Home Road (Corner Store Jazz, 2CD) - jazz [*]
  • Yellow Eyes: Immersion Trench Reverie (Sibir) [10-20]
  • YFN Lucci: Long Live Nut (Think It's a Game) [03-03] - hip-hop
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (Domino) [04-07]
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Hiroshi Yamazaki/Evan Parker: 14.11.16 (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Yossarians: Fabric of Time (self-released) [01-01]
  • You Me at Six: Night People (Infectious Music) [01-06] - pop-rock
  • Youandewan: The Brane 001 (The Brane) [09-01] - tech house
  • You'll Never Get to Heaven: Images (Yellow K) [03-24]
  • Brett Young: Brett Young (Big Machine) [02-10] - country
  • Chris Young: Losing Sleep (RCA Nashville) [10-20] - country
  • Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet: Vol 2 (Modica Music) - jazz [*]
  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real: The Visitor (Reprise) [12-01] - rock [B]
  • Reggie Young: Forever Young (Whaling City Sound) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • Young Dolph: Gelato (Paper Route Empire) [02-02] - hip-hop
  • Young Dolph: Bullet Proof (Paper Route Empire) [04-01] - hip-hop
  • Young Dolph: Thinking Out Loud (Paper Route Empire) [10-20] - hip-hop
  • Young Marco: Selectors 002 (DeKmantel) [03-10] - electronic
  • Young Nudy: Nudy Land (Paradise East) [09-13] - hip-hop
  • Young Thug: Beautiful Thugger Girls (300/Atlantic) [06-16] - rap [***]
  • The Young 'Uns: Strangers (Hereteu) [09-29] - folk
  • Your Old Droog: Packs (Fat Beats) [03-10] - hip-hop
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: AI Youngboy (Never Broke Again) [08-04] - hip-hop
  • Yucky Duster: Duster's Lament (Infinity Cat)
  • Yuksek: Nous Horizon (Partyfine) [02-24] - electronic
  • Glenn Zaleski: Fellowship (Sunnyside) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Mark Zaleski Band: Days Months Years (self-released) [10-06] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Zankel & the Wonderful Sound 6: Celebrating William Parker @ 65 (Not Two) [07-00] - jazz [**]
  • Msafiri Zawose: Uhamiaji (Soundway) [09-01] - African [*]
  • Zeal & Ardor: Devil Is Fine (MKVA) [02-24] - black metal [***]
  • Zed Bias: Different Response (Exit) [09-22] - electronic
  • Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh: Expedition (Sunnyside) [07-21] - jazz
  • Zeitkratzer/Svetlana Spajic/Dragana Tomic/Obrad Milic: Serbian War Songs (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • Zeitkratzer: Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From "Kraftwerk" and "Kraftwerk 2" (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp: Oneirika Live at Berghain Berlin (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: Tipico (Miel Music) [02-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Zero Times Everything: Sonic Cinema (7D Media) - jazz
  • Omri Ziegele Where's Africa: Going South (Intakt) [08-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Pablo Ziegler Trio: Jazz Tango (Zoho) [06-09] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Zilber: Originals for the Originals (Origin) [02-17] - jazz [**]
  • Hans Zimmer: Dunkirk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Water Tower Music) [07-21]
  • Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfish: Blade Runner 2049 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Epic) [10-05]
  • Waclaw Zimpel/Jakub Ziolek: Zimpel/Ziolek (Instant Classic) [10-12] - pop [**]
  • Dave Zinno Unisphere: River of January (Whaling City Sound) [10-27] - jazz [*]
  • Ziur: U Feel Anything? (Planet Mu) [10-06] -
  • Zola Jesus: Okovi (Sacred Bones) [09-08] - dark wave [B]
  • Zombie Zombie: Livity (Versatile) [10-20] - electronic
  • John Zorn: The Garden of Earthly Delights (Tzadik) [02-24] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Midsummer Moons (Tzadik) [06-27] - jazz
  • John Zorn: There Is No More Firmament ( Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Interpretation of Dreams (Tzadik) [09-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Hemetic Organ: Philharmonie De Paris (Tzadik) [11-00] - jazz
  • Yumi Zouma: Willowbank (Caroline) [10-06]
  • Chevere (Parma) - Latin [B]
  • Club Chai Vol 1 (Club Chai) [01-17] - electronic
  • EST Symphony (ACT) - jazz
  • Firma Do Txiga (Principe) [06-16] - electronic
  • Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams (Slate Creek) [05-26] - country [***]
  • Moves: The Sound of UK Afrobeats (REMI) [05-19]
  • Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings ()
  • The Passion of Charlie Parker (Impulse) - jazz
  • Piano Vol 1 (Feeder) [03-29]
  • Sky Music: A Tribute to Terje Rypdal (Rune Grammofon) - jazz [*]
  • Twin Peaks [Music From the Limited Event Series] (Rhino) [09-08] - soundtrack
  • Typical Girls Volume 2 (Emotional Reponse) [04-15] - post-punk
  • Vanity of Vanities: A Tribute to Connie Converse (Tzadik) [11-00] - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Acetone: 1992-2001 (Light in the Attic) [09-15] - rock [B]
  • Vincent Ahehehinnou: Best Woman (1978, Analog Africa) [04-20] - Africa [**]
  • Arthur Alexander: Arthur Alexander (Omnivore)
  • Otim Alpha: Gulu City Anthems (Nyege Nyege) [02-20] - African [B]
  • Neil Ardley & the New Jazz Orchestra: On the Radio: BBC Sessions 1971 (Dusk Fire) - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: The Standard Oil Sessions (1950, Dot Time) [07-20] - jazz [**]
  • Louis Armstrong: The Nightclubs (1950-58, Dot Time) - jazz [***]
  • Artful Dodger: Complete Columbia Recordings (Real Gone) [01-13] - rock
  • Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972, Strut) [05-19] - [**]
  • Albert Ayler Quartet: Copenhagen Live 1964 (Hatology) [04-00] - jazz [**]
  • Albert Ayler: Stockholm Berlin 1966 (Hatology) [07-26] - jazz [***]
  • B12: Electro-Soma (Warp) [08-24] - electronic
  • Burt Bacharach and Tonio K: Original Demos (Contante & Sonante) - jazz
  • Derek Bailey & Greg Goodman: Extracting Fish-Bones From the Back of the Despoiler (1992, The Beak Doctor) [11-01] - jazz
  • Chet Baker: At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall (Jazzline) [03-17] - jazz
  • Yashak Banjaq: Love Songs Vol 2 (Teranga Beat -16) [11-29-2016]
  • Pastor TL Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir: Do Not Pass Me By Vol II (The Numero Group) [11-24] - gospel
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru (Milestone) [07-28] - jazz
  • The Beach Boys: 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow (Capitol) [06-30]
  • The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Deluxe] (Capitol) [05-26]
  • The Beatles: The Christmas Records (Capitol) [12-15]
  • Chris Bell/Steve Rhea: Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star (Omnivore) [07-07]
  • Arthur Blythe: In the Tradition/Lenox Avenue Breakdown/Illusions/Blythe Spirit (BGO) - jazz
  • David Bowie: A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) (Parlophone [Denmark]) [09-29]
  • Joseph Bowie/Oliver Lake: Live at 'A SPACE' 1976 (Delmark/Sackville) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Anthony Braxton: Quintet (Basel) 1977 (Hatology) - jazz
  • David Broza: The Set List (Magenta) [03-31] - Israeli folk
  • Tim Buckley: Venice Mating Call (Manifesto) [10-13]
  • Tim Buckley: Greetings From West Hollywood (Manifesto) [10-13]
  • Camera Obscura: Teenager (Elefant)
  • Can: The Singles (Mute/Spoon) [06-16] - krautrock
  • Erasmo Carlos: Carlos Erasmo (Light in the Attic)
  • John Carpenter: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (Sacred Bones) [10-20]
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Mute) [05-05]
  • Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years () [03-03]
  • Sonny Clark Trio: The 1960 Time Sessions With George Duvivier and Max Roach (Tompkins Square) - jazz
  • Dennis Coffey: Hot Coffey in the D (Resonance) [11-25]
  • Nat King Cole Trio: Swiss Radio Days Vol 43: Zurich 1950 (TCB) - jazz
  • Ornette Coleman: Ornette at 12/Crisis (1969, Real Gone) [08-09] - jazz
  • Alice Coltrane: World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop) [05-05] - jazz [**]
  • Tony Conrad: Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain (1972, Superior Viaduct) [06-02] - minimal
  • The Creation: Action Painting (Numero Group) [03-17]
  • Curve: Doppelganger [25th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red) [09-01]
  • The Paul deLay Band: Live at Notodden '97 (Little Village Foundation) [06-23] - jazz
  • Vinicius De Moraes: The Poet of the Bossa Nova (New Continent -3CD) [09-01] - jazz
  • Dear Nora: Mountain Rock (2004, Orindal) [01-13]
  • Def Leppard: Hysteria [30th Anniversary Edition] (Mercury -3CD) [08-04] - rock
  • Delaney and Bonnie: Motel Shot (Real Gone)
  • James Luther Dickinson: I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone (Lazarus Edition) (Memphis International) - Americana [***]
  • Dion: Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 (Norton) [05-12] [C-]
  • Ducks Deluxe: Coast to Coast: The Anthology (Cherry Red -3CD) [09-19] - pub rock
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol 13: Trouble No More 1979-1981 (Columbia/Legacy) [11-03] - rock
  • Duane Eddy: Guitar Star: The Complete RCA Singles A's & B's (Real Gone) [09-08]
  • Don Ellis: Soaring (1973, MPS) - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (Resonance) [04-22] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (1968, Resonance) [09-01] - jazz
  • The Bill Evans Trio: On a Monday Evening (1976, Fantasy) [03-17] - jazz [***]
  • Fairport Convention: 50:50@50 (Matty Grooves) [03-10]
  • The Fall: Singles 1978-2016 (Cherry Red) [11-24]
  • Rev Lonnie Farris: A Night at the House of Prayer (Social Music) - gospel
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Chautauqua Volume 2 (Dot Time) [07-11] - jazz
  • Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino) [03-31]
  • Aretha Franklin: A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Rhino/Atlantic) [11-10] - soul
  • George Freeman: 90 Going on Amazing (Blujazz) - jazz [*]
  • John Frusciante: Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994, Superior Viaduct) [10-27] - lo-fi
  • Jun Fukamachi: Nicole (1986, We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want) - electronic
  • Funkadelic: Reworked by Detroiters (Ace) [10-27] - funk
  • Game Theory: Two Steps From the Middle Ages (1988, Omnivore) [06-09] - alt rock
  • Vinny Golia Wind Quartet: Live at the Century City Playhouse: Los Angeles, 1979 (Dark Tree) - jazz
  • The Golliwogs: Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1976 (Universal) [09-29]
  • Grateful Dead: Cornell 5/8/77 (Rhino) [05-05] - rock
  • John Gruntfest & Greg Goodman: In This Land All the Birds Wore Hats and Spurs (1984-2008, The Beak Doctor) - jazz
  • Grupo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 (Die Schachtel) - jazz
  • Keiji Haino: Watashi Dake? (1981, Black Editions) [06-16] - noise
  • Isaac Hayes: The Spirit of Memphis: 1962-1976 (Stax) [09-22] - soul
  • Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever! (Manifesto) [04-07] - jazz
  • Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds (ECM) - jazz
  • John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie (Craft -5CD) [10-06] - blues
  • Helen Humes: The Helen Humes Collection 1927-62 (Acrobat) [10-13] - jazz
  • Van Hunt: Popular (2007, Blue Note) [08-11] - neo soul
  • Gary Husband: A Meeting of Spirits (2006, Edition) - jazz [*]
  • Mississippi John Hurt: Live at Oberlin College (Rock Beat)
  • Husker Du: Savage Young Du (The Numero Group) [11-10] - rock
  • Dick Hyman: Solo at the Sacramento Jazz Festivals 1983-1988 (Arbors) [06-23] - jazz [***]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Ancient Africa (1973, Delmark/Sackville) [03-24] - jazz [**]
  • The Jam: 1977 (Polydor) [10-20]
  • Skip James: Worried Blues (Fat Possum) - blues
  • Cody Jinks: Less Wise [Modified Reissue 2017] (self-released) [11-17] - country
  • Hamad Kalkaba: Hamad Kalkaba and the Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (Analog Africa -EP) [12-00] - African [A-]
  • King Crimson: The Elements Tour Box 2017 (DGMLive)
  • Joe King Kologbo & the High Grace: Sugar Daddy (1980, Strut) [02-10] - African [***]
  • Kraftwerk: 3-D Catalogue (Parlophone) [05-28] - krautrock
  • Steve Lacy: Free for a Minute (1965-1972) (Emanem) - jazz
  • Laraaji: Bring on the Sun (All Saints) [09-21] - ambient
  • Laraaji: Sun Gong/Bring on the Sun (All Saints) [09-22] - electronica
  • Azar Lawrence: Bridge Into the New Age (Prestige) [11-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano: Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane (2007, Resonance) [06-16] - jazz [***]
  • Kirk Lightsey & Harold Danko: Shorter by Two (Sunnyside) - jazz [**]
  • Arthur Lipner: Two Hands One Heart: Best of Arthur Lipner (Malletworks Media, 2CD) [02-03] - jazz [**]
  • Look Blue Go Purple: Still Bewitched (Flying Nun) [05-05]
  • Los Camaroes: Resurrection Los Vol 1 (1976, Analog Africa) [09-29] - African [**]
  • Nick Lowe: Party of One (1990, Yep Roc) [10-20]
  • Taj Mahal: Labor of Love (Analogue Productions) - blues
  • Albert Mangelsdorff/Arild Andersen/Pierre Favre: Triplicity (1979, Skip) [09-01] - jazz
  • Mankunku Quartet: Yakhal' Inkomo (1968, Gallo) - South African jazz
  • Marijata: This Is Marijata (Mr Bongo) [06-00] - African
  • Paul McCandless: Morning Sun: Adventures With Oboe (Living Music) [10-20] - jazz [C+]
  • Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here (Light in the Attic) [02-17] - blues [***]
  • The Lloyd McNeill Quartet: Asha (1969, Soul Jazz) [05-26] - jazz [*]
  • The Lloyd McNeill Quartet: Washington Suite (1970, Soul Jazz) [03-31] - jazz [B]
  • Myra Melford Trio: Alive in the House of Saints Part 1 (Hatology) - jazz
  • Metallica: Master of Puppets [Remastered & Expanded Edition] (Rhino/Blackened -3CD) [11-10] - metal
  • Metro Area: Metro Area [15th Anniversary Edition] (Environ) [10-27] - electronic
  • Micronism: Inside a Quiet Mind (LOOP) [07-00] - techno
  • Freddie Mitchell: Sax & Boogie (Calle Mayor) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Anthony Braxton (1976, Sackville/Delmark) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam -2CD) [04-22] - jazz [***]
  • Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly Trio: Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (Resonance) - jazz
  • Montrose: Montrose [Deluxe Edition] (1973, Rhino) [10-13] - rock
  • Motorhead: Under Cover (Silver Lining Music) [09-01] - hard rock [***]
  • The Move: Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of the Move (Esoteric) [02-03]
  • Youssou N'Dour: Africa Rekk: Reedition (Jive/Epic) - African [**]
  • Willie Nelson: Willie's Stash Vol 2: Willie Nelson and the Boys (Legacy) [10-20] - country [*]
  • Laura Nyro: A Little Magic a Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums (Real Gone) [07-07]
  • The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music: Part 1: Thursday and Friday () - jazz
  • The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music: Part 2: Saturday and Sunday () - jazz
  • Itaru Oki/Nobuyoshi Ino/Choi Sun Bae: Kami Fusen (NoBusiness) - jazz [**]
  • Angel Olsen: Phases (Jagjaguwar) [11-10]
  • Yoko Ono: Fly (Secretly Canadian) [07-14]
  • The Orchids: Who Needs Tomorrow: A 30 Year Retrospective (Cherry Red) [09-29]
  • Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa: Viajando Com O Som: The Lost 1976 Vice Versa Studio Sessions (Far Out) [09-08] - Brazil [**]
  • Jaco Pastorius: Truth Liberty and Soul (Resonance) [04-22] - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 1: Sonny Stitt (Omnivore 2CD) [02-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 2: Pete Jolly (Omnivore) [02-03] - jazz [***]
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 3: Lee Konitz (Omnivore) [06-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 4 With Bill Watrous (Omnivore) [02-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 5: Jack Sheldon (Omnivore) [02-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Art Pepper: Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 6: Shelly Manne (Omnivore) [02-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Oscar Pettiford Nonet/Big Band/Sextet: New York City 1955-1958 (Uptown 2CD) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1970 Devi/ation (Pink Floyd) [03-24] - rock
  • Popol Vuh: Agage-Agape Love Love (1983, One Way Static) [07-07]
  • Popol Vuh: Spirit of Peace (1985, One Way Static) [07-07]
  • Bud Powell: 1960 Essen Gurgahalle (Jazzline) - jazz
  • Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings (Follow That Dream) [08-03] - rock
  • Prince: Purple Rain [Deluxe Expanded Edition] (NPG/Warner)
  • John Prine: September 78 (Oh Boy) - folk [***]
  • Professor Rhythm: Bafana Bafana (1995, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [10-13] - African [A-]
  • Rich Homie Quan: Back to Basics (Motown) [04-14] - hip-hop
  • Queen: News of the World [40th Anniversary Edition] (Hollywood) [11-17] - rock
  • Sun Ra: Exotica (Modern Harmonic) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Singles Volume 2: The Definitive 45s Collection 1962-1991 (Strut/Art Yard) [04-28] - jazz
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Discipline 27-II (1973, Strut/Art Yard) [05-20] - jazz [B]
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic) [04-07] - jazz [B-]
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold (Superior Viaduct) [11-08] - jazz
  • Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: My Brother the Wind Vol 1 (1969, Cosmic Myth) - jazz [**]
  • The Sun Ra Arkestra: The Magic City (1966, Cosmic Myth) - jazz
  • Radiohead: OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 (XL) [06-23] - pop/rock
  • Allen Ravenstine + Albert Dennis: Terminal Drive (1975, Smog Veil -EP) [B]
  • Jimmy Reed: Mr Luck: Complete Vee-Jay Singles (Universal) [08-04] - blues
  • Hans Reichel: Wichlinghauser Blues (1973, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • REM: Automatic for the People [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Hollywood) [11-17]
  • The Replacements: For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 (Rhino) [10-06] - rock [**]
  • The Revelators: We Told You Not to Cross Us [20th Anniversary Edition] (1997, Crypt) [***]
  • Jim Riggs: Airstream Artistry: Jim Riggs' Best of the TWO (UNT -3CD) - jazz [*]
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight (2015, Sub Pop -EP) [08-25] - alt-indie rock [A-]
  • The Rolling Stones: Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 (Eagle Rock) - rock & roll [**]
  • The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped: Paris (1995, Eagle Rock) [03-31] - rock & roll [**]
  • The Rolling Stones: Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1972, Eagle Rock) [06-16] - rock [A-]
  • The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theater 2015 (Eagle Rock) [09-29] - rock [*]
  • The Rolling Stones: On Air (1963-65, Interscope) [12-01] - rock [**]
  • Chris Rogers: Voyage Home (2001, Art of Life) [02-03] - jazz [B]
  • Arthur Russell: Instrumentals (1975-78, Audika) [02-24]
  • Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore [Deluxe Edition] (Palmetto) [09-29]
  • Paul Rutherford/Sabu Toyozumi: The Conscience (1999, NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Jay Saunders: Nice! Jay Saunders' Best of the TWO (UNT -2CD) - jazz [*]
  • Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid/Jewels of Thought/Deaf Dumb Blind (Impulse) - jazz
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Centennial Trilogy (Ropeadope) [10-27] - jazz
  • The Searchers: Another Night: Sire Recordings 1979-1981 (Omnivore) [12-03]
  • Phil Seymour: Prince of Power Pop (Ace) [12-01]
  • Raymond Scott: Three Willow Park: Electronic Music From Inner Space 1961-1971 (Basta Music) [06-30] - electronic
  • Jackie Shane: Any Other Way (Numero Group) [10-30]
  • Woody Shaw: The Tour: Volume Two (HighNote) - jazz
  • The New Woody Shaw Quintet: Vol 1 at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 (Jazzline) [11-03] - jazz
  • Sheer Mag: Compilation (2014-16, Wilsuns RC) [01-01] - power pop [***]
  • Neil Slater: Legacy: Neil Slater at North Texas (UNT -4CD) - jazz [B]
  • The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead [Super Deluxe Edition] (Rhino) [10-20]
  • The Sneetches: Form of Play: A Retrospective (Omnivore) [04-28]
  • Soundgarden: Ultramega OK (SST) [10-31]
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Fever: The Remastered Epic Recordings (Real Gone) [03-03]
  • Dusty Springfield: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions: A Brand New Me (Real Gone) [05-11]
  • Pauline Anna Strom: Trans-Millenia Music (RVNG Intl) [11-10] - electronic
  • Midori Takada: Through the Looking Glass (1983, We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want) [03-17] -
  • Terrorizer: World Downfall (1989, Napalm) [08-18] - metal
  • Buddy Terry: Awareness (1971, Wewantsounds) [09-29] - jazz [**]
  • Lucky Thompson: Complete Parisian Small Group Sessions 1956-1959 (Fresh Sound -4CD) [08-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Lucky Thompson: In Paris 1956: The All Star Orchestra Sessions (Fresh Sound) [08-18] - jazz [*]
  • The Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968 (Resonance) [01-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Ton-Klami [Midori Takada/Kang Tae Hwan/Masahiko Satoh]: Prophecy of Nue (1995, NoBusiness) - jazz [***]
  • U2: The Joshua Tree [Deluxe Edition] (Island, 4CD) [06-02] - rock
  • U-Men: U-Men (Sub Pop -2CD) [11-03] - garage rock
  • Umoja: 707 (1988, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) [05-19] - African [**]
  • Bro Valentino: Stay Up Zimbabwe (1979-80, Analog Africa -EP) [08-10] - African [***]
  • Cedar Walton: Charmed Circle: Live at the Keystone Korner (HighNote) [02-24] - jazz
  • Lal & Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus (1972, Domino [UK]) [08-04] - folk rock
  • Trevor Watts Amalgam: Closer to You (1976, Hi4Head) [04-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Mike Westbrook: Live 1972 (Hux) - jazz
  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 (Turtle) - jazz
  • The Who: Maximum A's & B's: The Complete Singles (Universal -5CD) [10-27]
  • Wilco: Being There [Deluxe Edition] (Reprise -5CD) [12-01]
  • Shina Williams & His African Percussionists: Agboju Logun (1984, Strut -EP) [06-16] - African [*]
  • Link Wray: Link Wray (1971, Future Days) [07-28] - rock
  • Jim Yanda Trio: Regional Cookin' (1987, Corner Store Jazz) - jazz [*]
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura: Music for Nine Postcards (1982, Empire of Signs) [11-17] - electronic
  • Neil Young: Hitchhiker (1976, Reprise) [09-08] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Young Fathers: Tape One/Tape Two (Big Dada)
  • Zazou/Bikaye/CY1: Noir Et Blanc (1983, Crammed Discs) [12-01]
  • Zeitkratzer: 20 Years of Zeitkratzer (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • 24 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920's: Vol 15 (Blues Images) - blues
  • Afrobeats Hot Hits: New Urban Dance Grooves From Africa (Shanachie) [08-25] - African
  • Agrim Agadez (Sahel Sounds) [01-23] - African
  • American Epic: The Soundtrack (Third Man/Columbia/Legacy) [05-12] [A-]
  • American Epic: The Collection (1916-36, Third Man/Columbia/Legacy, 5CD) [A]
  • American Epic: The Best of Blues (1927-36, Third Man/Columbia/Legacy) - blues [***]
  • American Epic: The Best of Country (Third Man/Columbia/Legacy) - country [A-]
  • Andina: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 (Tiger's Milk/Strut) [10-20] - Latin [A-]
  • Ape Records Vol 1 (Ape) [03-24] - electronic
  • At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Bear Family -20CD) [12-08] - country
  • Baby Driver [Music From the Motion Picture] (Columbia) [06-23]
  • Battle Hymns (Quasi Band) - alt/indie rock [**]
  • Bedroomer Presents Main-Room (Bedroomer) [02-17] - electronic
  • Bloodshot Records' 13 Days of Xmas (Bloodshot) [11-17] - country
  • The Bob's Burgers Music Album (Sub Pop) [05-12] - soundtrack [*]
  • Boombox 2: Early Independent Hip Hop Electro and Disco Rap 1979-83 (Soul Jazz) [06-02] - hip-hop [***]
  • Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebratres 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child) (Looking Out Foundation) [05-05]
  • ERR: stream no grade: : Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
  • Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (1977-93, Soul Jazz) [W|reggae] - ***
  • Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81 (Soul Jazz) - electronica [*]
  • Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1979 (Light in the Attic) [10-20] -
  • Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music From the Arab World (Habibi Funk) [12-01] - Arabic
  • Howsla (Owsla) [05-05] - electronic
  • Jazz Loves Disney 1 (Decca) [12-09-2016] - jazz
  • Paul Major: Feel the Music Vol 1 (Anthology) [10-27]
  • Miracle Steps: Music From the Fourth World 1983-2017 (Optimo) [04-14] [***]
  • Mono No Aware (Pan) [03-17] - ambient [*]
  • New Orleans: Original Soundtrack and Out-Takes (Upbeat) - jazz
  • Noise Reduction System: Formative European Electronica 1974-1984 (Cherry Red) [07-28] - electronic
  • Now That's What I Call 90s Pop (UMG/Sony) [A-]
  • Now That's What I Call Tailgate Anthems (Sony Music Entertainment) [08-04] [*]
  • The Original Sound of Mali (Mr Bongo) [03-10] - African
  • Ote Maloya: The Birth of Electric Maloya on Reunion Island 1975-1986 (Strut) [06-30] - world [*]
  • Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 (Music From Memory) [02-00] - [*]
  • Perseverance: The Music of Rick DeRosa at North Texas (UNT) - jazz [B-]
  • The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet (Sublime Frequencies) [07-14] -
  • Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (Analog Africa) [06-15] - African [*]
  • Rock and Roll Music: The Songs of Chuck Berry (Ace)
  • Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's 26 Northwest Songs (Smithsonian/Folkways) [01-27] - folk
  • The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues (World Music Network) - blues [A-]
  • The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues (World Music Network) [05-26] - blues [A-]
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa (World Music Network) [10-06] - African [***]
  • The Savory Collection Vol. 3: Honeysuckle Rose (National Jazz Museum in Harlem) [05-26] - jazz
  • The Savory Collection Vol. 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends (National Jazz Museum in Harlem) [12-15] - jazz
  • Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht (Numero Group) [05-00]
  • Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack][Deluxe Edition] (Sony Legacy) [05-19] - soundtrack
  • Soul of a Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power: Underground Jazz Street Funk & the Roots of Rap 1968-79 (Soul Jazz) [07-11] [*]
  • Sounds of Sisso (Nyege Nyege) [12-07] - African
  • Space Energy & Light: Expermental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-88 (Soul Jazz) [06-30] - electronic [**]
  • Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam (Jazzman) [03-17] - jazz
  • The Stars of Modern: California Soul Classics (Ace)
  • Studio One Rocksteady 2: The Soul of Young Jamaica (Soul Jazz) [01-27] - reggae
  • Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa (1969-2002, Ostinato) [08-18] - African [***]
  • Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988 (Ostinato) [02-24] -
  • T2: Trainspotting [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Polydor) [02-03] - soundtrack
  • Visceral Minds 2 (Fractal Fantasy) [08-17] - abstract
  • Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero Group) [09-22] - acid rock
  • Welcome to Paradise: Italian Dream House 1989-93 Vol 1 (Safe Trip) [03-24]
  • Welcome to Zamrock! Vol 2: How Zambia's Revolution Led to a Rock Revolution 1972-1977 (Now-Again) [06-23] - African
  • Young Art Sound (Young Art) [02-03]
  • Zaire 74: The African Artists (Wrasse) [05-26] - African [**]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 2216
  • Priority 2: 292
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 764
  • Priority 5: 419

Total: 3691