Music Tracking 2020

These are 2020 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).

This file is used as the basis for the metacritic new and old music files.

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

  • 2nd Grade: Hit to Hit (Double Double Whammy) [05-29]
  • 3D Jazz Trio: I Love to See You Smile (DIVA) - jazz
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: CALM (Interscope) [03-27] - electropop
  • 6lack: 6pc Hot EP (Interscope -EP) [06-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • 16: Dream Pusher (Relapse) [06-05] - metal
  • 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [01-17] - pop rap [*]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Little Big Band: Live at Tubby's (self-released) [05-20]
  • 74 Dollar Bill: Live at Cafe Oto (self-released) [06-05]
  • 79rs Gang: Expect the Unexpected (Sinking City) [05-29] - r&b [***]
  • The 81's: 2 Things & 118 Others (The 81's) [03-27] - rock [**]
  • 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues (Dog Show) [07-10] - bubblegum bass [**]
  • 404.zero: 404.0 (Bedroom Community) [06-05]
  • 1201 Alarm: Hello World (self-released) - jazz
  • The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) [05/22] - art pop [***]
  • Juhani Aaltonen/Jonas Kullhammar/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Ilmari Heikinhei: The Father, the Sons & the Junnu (Moserobie) - jazz [U]
  • Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Faces of Souls (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [*]
  • Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang: Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes (Jazzland) - jazz
  • Rez Abbasi: Django-shift (Whirlwind) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Abraham Inc: Together We Stand (Table Pounding -19) [2019-10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Absurde: Folding the Dishes (Humidex -EP) [01-24]
  • The Acacia Strain: Slow Decay (Rise) [07-24]
  • Ace of Cups: Sing Your Dreams (High Moon) [09-18]
  • The Aces: Under My Influence (Red Bull) [07-17] - synthpop
  • Acid Pauli: MOD (Ouie) [09-18]
  • Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: Shaman! (Strut) [08-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Active Child: In Another Life (Sony) [04-10]
  • Tony Adamo: Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOs? (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Amanda Addleman: Into the Light (self-released) - jazz
  • Addy: Eclipse (Topshelf) [03-06]
  • Brian Shankar Adler: Fourth Dimension (self-released -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • The Adobe Collective: All the Space That There Is (Love Sands) [01-10]
  • Antonio Adolfo: BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento (AAM Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Adult.: Perception is/as/of Deception (Dais) [04-10] - synth punk
  • Advertisement: American Advertisement (Patchwork Fantasy) [07-10]
  • Aerial Ruin & Panopticon: Split (-EP) [01-31] - metal
  • Afro Blue: We Shall Overcome (Huje) - jazz
  • Against All Logic: 2017-2019 (Other People) [02-07] - techno house [***]
  • Agile Experiments: Alive in the Empire (Dave De Rose) - jazz
  • [Ahmed]: Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye (Mongrel -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jhene Aiko: Chilombo (Def Jam) [03-06] - neo-soul
  • The Airborne Toxic Event: Hollywood Park (Rounder) [05-22]
  • Akai Solo: Eleventh Wind (Break All) [07-06] - hip-hop
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Al Bilali Soudan: Tombouctou (Clermont Music) [04-17] - Saharan [A-]
  • Steve Albini: Music From the Film Girl... (Touch & Go) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Alex the Astronaut: The Theory of Absolutely Nothing (Nettwerk) [08-21] - indie pop
  • Eric Alexander: Eric Alexander With Strings (HighNote -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [*]
  • Algiers: There Is No Year (Matador) [01-17] - post-punk
  • AJJ: Good Luck Everybody (AJJ Unlimited) [01-17] - anti-folk
  • Aksak Maboul: Figures (Crammed Discs) [05-22] - alt/indie [**]
  • ALA.NI: ACCA (ALA.NI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Alcatrazz: Born Innocent (07-31) [Silver Lining Music]
  • Alestorm: Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Napalm) [05-29] - metal
  • Thana Alexa: ONA (self-released) - jazz
  • Jessi Alexander: Decatur County Red (Lost Creek Music) [03-27] - country [*]
  • Alkibar Junior: Music From Saharan WhatsApp Volume 04 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [04-15] - African
  • All Hits: Men and Their Work (Iron Lung) [06-26] - punk
  • All Them witches: Nothing as the Ideal (New West) [09-04] - psychedelic rock
  • All Time Low: Wake Up Sunshine (Fueled by Ramen) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • All We Are: Providence (Domino) [08-14]
  • Jackie Allen: A Romantic Evening With Jackie Allen: Live at the Rococo (Avant Bass -19) [2019-10-14] - vocal jazz
  • JD Allen: Toys/Die Dreaming (Savant) [08-28] - jazz
  • Lina Allemano: Glimmer Glammer: Solo Trumpet (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz
  • Lina Allemano's Ohrenschmaus: Rats and Mice (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz
  • Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band: Just Like Moby Dick (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-24] - Americana [***]
  • The Allergies: Say the Word (Jalapeno) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Ellen Allien: Auraa (BPitch Control) [7-24] - electronic
  • The Allman Betts Band: Bless Your Heart (BMG) [08-28] - rock
  • Alma: Have You Seen Her? (PME) [05-15] - electropop
  • Marc Almond: Chaos and a Dancing Star (BMG) [01-31] - pop
  • Altopalo: Farawayfromeveryoneyoukow () [04-24]
  • Pedro Melo Alves: In Igma (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Robby Ameen: Diluvio (Origin) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • American Aquarium: Lamentations (New West) [05-01] - country [**]
  • Amine: Limbo (Republic) [08-07] - trap rap [A-]
  • The Amity Affliction: Everyone Loves You . . . Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise) [02-21] - metalcore
  • Sebastien Ammann: Resilience (Skirl) [05-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ammar 808: Global Control/Invisible Invasion (Glitterbeat) [09-18] - world
  • Amnesia Scanner: Tearless (Pan) [06-19] - glitch pop
  • Anahuac: Ascua (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (Dine Alone Music) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • John Anderson: Years (Easy Eye Sound) [04-10] - country [**]
  • Peter and Will Anderson: Featuring Jimmy Cobb (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Thomas Anderson: Analog Summer (Four-Tracks and Then Some) (Out There) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lina Andonovska: A Way a Lone a Last (Diatribe) - jazz
  • Brian Andres Trio Latino: Mayan Suite (Bacalao) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ingrid Andress: Lady Like (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) [03-27] - country
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers (Fat Possum) [07-24] - country
  • Paolo Angeli: 22.22 Free Radiohead (ReR Megacorp -19) [01-11] - jazz
  • Anjimile: Giver Taker (Father/Daughter) [09-18]
  • Angles 9 10: Today Is Better Than Tomorrow (Underflow -19) - jazz
  • Annihilator: Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining Music) [01-24] - metal
  • Another Sky: I Slept on the Floor (Fiction) [08-07] - art pop
  • Anteloper: Tour Beats Vol 1 (International Anthem -EP) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Antibalas: Fu Chronicles (Daptone) [02-07] - African [***]
  • Anti-Flag: 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm) [01-17] - pop punk
  • Anuel AA: Emmanuel (LLC) [05-29] - trap rap
  • Gabrielle Aplin: Dear Happy (Never Fade/AWAL) [01-17] - electropop
  • Erlend Apneseth: Fragmentarium (Hubro) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Apocalyptica: Cell-O (Silver Lining) [01-10]
  • Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic) [04-17] - art pop [A-]
  • Aquakultre: Legacy (Black Buffalo) [05-08]
  • Arbor Labor Union: New Petal Instants (Arrowhawk) [02-07] - rock [**]
  • Arbouretum: Let It All In (Thrill Jockey) [03-20]
  • Arca: @@@@@ (XL) [02-19] - experimental electronic
  • Arca: KiCk i (XL) [06-26] - experimental electronic [*]
  • Wilma Archer: A Western Circular (Domino) [04-03] - nu jazz
  • Harrison Argatoff: Toronto Streets Tour (self-released) [05-09] - jazz [*]
  • Armand Hammer: Shrines (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Arms and Sleepers: Safe Area Earth (Future Archive) [01-17] - trip hop
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: Chimes of Freedom (Challenge) [03-06] - jazz
  • Genevieve Artadi: Dizzy Strange Summer (Brainfeeder) [07-17]
  • Artefact Agency [Simon Jeans/Johannes Luebber/Daniel Susnjar]: Artefact I, II and III (FMR) - jazz
  • Artemis: Artemis (Blue Note) [09-11] - jazz
  • Arthur: Hair of the Dog (HoneyMoon) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Asgeir: Bury the Moon (One Little Indian) [02-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Vince Ash: Vito (POW) [06-25] - hip-hop
  • Asking Alexandria: Like a House on Fire (Sumerian) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience: To Know Without Knowing (Agogo) [07-03] - African [***]
  • Asylums: Genetic Cabaret (Cool Thing) [07-17]
  • Nicole Atkins: Italian Ice (Single Lock) [05-29] - pop soul
  • Shinichi Atobe: Yes (DDS) [07-10] - dub techno
  • Atom String Quartet: Penderecki (Universal Music Poland -19) [2019-09-13] - classical
  • Atramentus: Stygian (20 Buck Spin) [08-21] - metal
  • AuB: AuB (Edition) [05-29] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Aucoin: United States (Haven) [09-18]
  • Gregg August: Dialogues on Race: Volume One (Iacuessa) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • August Burns Red: Guardians (Fearless) [04-03] - metalcore
  • Auscultation: III (100% Silk) [05-08]
  • Austra: Hirudin (Domino) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • Avatar: Hunter Gatherer (Gain Music Entertainment) [08-07] - metal
  • Aversio Humanitatis: Behold the Silent Swellers (Debemur Morti Productions) [06-17] - metal
  • Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini: Illusion of Time (Mute) [03-27] - ambient
  • Daniel Avery: Love + Light (Phantasy Sound) [06-26] - ambient
  • Teodross Avery: Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Wj3) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • The Avett Brothers: The Third Gleam (Loma Vista) [08-28]
  • Omer Avital Qantar: New York Paradox (Jazz & People) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Awich: Partition (Universal J -EP) [08-21]
  • Awolnation: Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders (Better Noise) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • Thomas Azier: Love, Disorderly (Hylas) [06-12]
  • AXZS: When Now Was Null (DL -EP) [06-26]
  • Azusa: Loop of Yesterdays (Solid State) [04-10] - gridcore
  • Max B: Wave Pack (EMG/Phase One Network) [02-28]
  • Baauer: Planet's Mad (LuckyMe) [06-19]
  • Bab L'Bluz: Nayda! (Real World) [06-05] -
  • BABii: III (Gloo -EP) [03-27]
  • Babymetal: Legend: Metal Galaxy (Amuse) [09-09] - metal
  • Backroad Gee: Mukta vs Mukta (23 Formation -EP) [07-24]
  • Backxwash: God Had Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG (Rimas) [02-29] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bad History Month: Old Blues (Exploding in Sound) [04-24]
  • Bad Moves: Untenable (Don Giovanni) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • The Bad Plus: The Tower Tapes #4 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Joey Bada$$: The Light Pack (Columbia) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Badly Drawn Boy: Banana Skin Shoes (One Last Fruit) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Jeich Ould Badou: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 03 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [03-16] - African [*]
  • Alice Bag: Sister Dynamite (In the Red) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • John Bailey: Can You Imagine? (Freedom Road) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Sebastian Bailey: Ensemble de Magnac (self-released) - jazz
  • Aidan Baker/Gareth Davis: Invisible Cities II (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • The Balderin Sali: Variations (Leo -2CD -19) - jazz
  • Jon Balke: Discourses (ECM) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea (Black River) [03-20] - country pop [*]
  • Ballister: Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic) [09-01] - jazz [A-]
  • J Balvin: Colores (Universal Latin) [03-19] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bambara: Stray (Wharf Cat) [02-14]
  • Lucian Ban/John Surman/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Folk Songs (Sunnyside) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun (Full Time Hobby) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Banoffee: Look at Us Now Dad (Cascine) [02-21] - synthpop
  • Buju Banton: Upside Down 2020 (Roc Nation) [06-26] - reggae
  • Alina Baraz: It Was Divine (Mom + Pop) [04-24] - alt r&b
  • Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Legacy Holder (Vision Ahead Music) - jazz
  • Barishi: Old Smoke () [04-24] - metal
  • Emily Barker: A Dark Murmuration of Words (Everyone Sang) [09-04]
  • Danny Barnes: Man on Fire (ATO) [03-06] - bluegrass [***]
  • Quinton Barnes: Aarupa (Grimalkin) [03-20] - r&b
  • Courtney Barnett: MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) (Mom + Pop Music -19) [2019-12-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Mandy Barnett: A Nashville Songbook (BMG) [08-21] - country [**]
  • Joao Barradas: Portrait (Nischo/Inner Circle Music) [02-03] - jazz
  • Issie Barratt's Interchange: Donna's Secret (Fuzzy Moon) - jazz
  • Barringtone: Bonanza Plan (Onomatopoeia) [08-21]
  • Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio Featuring Johnathan Blake: Without Deception (Dare2) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Jennah Barry: Holiday (Forward Music Group) [03-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Bartees Strange: Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy (Brassland Projects -EP) [03-13]
  • Gary Bartz and Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer) [05-29] - jazz [***]
  • Juliana Barwick: Healing Is a Miracle (Ninja Tune) [07-10] - ambient
  • Basic Plumbing: Keeping Up Appearances (Basic Plumbing) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Marcos Basso Grupo: Serpiente Cosmica (Discos ICM) [01-15] - jazz
  • Anders Bast & the Bast'ards: Through Space & Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Baths: Pop Music/False B-Sides II (Basement's Basement) [05-29]
  • Wayd Battle: Powerless (Wayd Battle Music) [08-10] - country
  • John Baumann: Country Shade (The Next Waltz -19) [2019-11-08] - country
  • Marcel-li Bayer/Josep-Maria Belanya: Escletxa (Discordian -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (Bella Union) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Bdrmm: Bedroom (Sonic Cathedral) [07-03] - dream pop
  • Beach Bunny: Honeymoon (Mom+Pop) [02-14]
  • Beach Slang: The Deadbeat of Heartbreak City (Bridge 9) [01-10] - punk
  • John Beasley: MONK'estra Plays John Beasley (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Beauts: Dalliance (LHM) [02-21]
  • Beauty Pill: Please Advise (Northern Spy -EP) [05-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Beauty Pill: Sorry You're Here (Taffety Punk Theatre Company) [02-21] - electronica [***]
  • Gerald Beckett: Mood (Pear Orchard) - jazz [B]
  • Burak Bedikyan: Istanbul Junction (SteepleChase Lookout) - jazz
  • Bedsore: Hypnagogic Hallucinations (20 Buck Spin) [07-24] - metal
  • Behemoth: A Forest (New Aeon Musick -EP) [05-29]
  • Majid Bekkas: Magic Spirit Quartet (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Belako: Plastic Drama (BMG) [08-28]
  • Ezra Bell: This Way to Oblivion (Dutch) [04-03]
  • Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do (LA Reserve) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Donny Benet: Mr Experience (Dot Dash) [05-22] - synth funk
  • Marc Benham: Biotope (SteepleChase) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Charlotte Rose Benjamin: Party City EP (Moshi Moshi -EP) [02-21]
  • Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Aimee-Jo Benoit & Trio Velocity: Borjoner (self-released)
  • Brendan Benson: Dear Life (Third Man) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Bent Arcana: Bent Arcana (Castleface) [08-21] - psychedelic rock
  • Brooke Bentham: Everyday Nothing (AllPoints) [02-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Adam Berenson: Every Beginning Is a Sequel (Dream Play) - jazz
  • Steve Beresford & John Butcher: Old Paradise Airs (Iluso) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Beresford & Angharad Davies: Trwst (self-released) - jazz
  • Z Berg: Get Z to a Nunnery (Metropolitan Indian) [07-10] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Mare Berger: The Moon Is Always Full (self-released) [05-24]
  • Jerry Bergonzi: Nearly Blue (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Antoine Berjeaut: Moving Cities (I See Colors -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Beranardes & Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds: In Memoriam Olivier Messaien (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • David Berkman: Plays Music by John Coltrane and Pete Seeger: Solo Piano (Without) [06-12] - jazz [U]
  • Berlin Art Quartet: Live at B-Flat (UniSono) - jazz
  • Will Bernard: Freelance Subversives (Ropeadope) [05-01] - jazz [B]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs 10 (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Tower Tapes #1 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne: 7 Adobe Probe (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Tim Berne/Nasheet Waits: The Coanda Effect (Screwgun) [04-30] - jazz
  • Tim Berne: Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) [05-01] - jazz
  • Matt Berry: Phantom Birds (Acid Jazz) [09-18]
  • Lea Bertucci: Acoustic Shadows (Sa) [04-15]
  • Max Bessesen: Trouble (Ropeadope) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Best Coast: Always Tomorrow (Concord) [02-21]
  • Best Ex: Good at Feeling Bad (No Sleep -EP) [05-22]
  • Jehnny Beth: To Love Is to Live (Caroline) [06-12] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark) [07-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Tony Bevan/Ashley Wales: Newton (Foghorn) - jazz
  • Frank Bey: All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue) [01-17] - blues
  • Laila Biali: Out of Dust (ACT Music) [03-27] - jazz
  • Andy Bianco: NYC Stories (Next Level) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Bibby's Dog Act: Marge (Spinning Top) [09-18]
  • Bibio: Sleep on the Wing ( Warp) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Justin Bieber: Changes (Def Jam) [02-14] - pop
  • Big $ilky: Big $ilky Vol 2 (Big $ilky) [07-03] - hip-hop
  • The Big Bad Bones Featuring Scott Whitfield: Emergency Vehicle Blues (Summit) [08-21] - jazz [U]
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Karacho! (Euphorium -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Big Freedia: Louer (East West -EP) [03-13]
  • The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (Fiction) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Big Sean: Detroit 2 (Getting Out Our Dreams/Def Jam) [09-04] - pop rap
  • Big Thief: Demos Vol 1: Topanga Canyon, CA - Feb 2018 (self-released -EP) [04-17]
  • Binary Code: Memento Mori (Independent) [05-15] - metal
  • Bing & Ruth: Species (4AD) [07-17] - post-minimalism
  • Daniel Bingert: Berit in Space (Moserobie) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Benjamin Biolay: Grand Prix (Polydor/Wrasse) [07-03] - French pop
  • The Birthday Massacre: Diamonds (Metropolis) [03-27]
  • Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet: Re-Collect (Not Two -19) [2019-08-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeb Bishop/Jaap Blonk/Weasel Walter/Damon Smith: JeJaWeDa: Poineer Works Vol 1 (Balance Point Acoustics -19) [2019-11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Sir Richard Bishop: Oneiric Formulary (Drag City) [04-17]
  • Bishop Nehru: Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts () [05-08] - hip-hop
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim: Solar Winds (Long Song) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Clint Black: Out of Same (Black Top) [06-19] - country [*]
  • Jim Black Trio: Reckon (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A]
  • Black Atlas: Dream Awake (XO) [04-03] - alt r&b
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension (HighNote) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Black Crown Initiate: Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media) [08-07] - metal
  • Black Curse: Endless Wound (Sepulchral Voice) [04-24] - death metal
  • The Black Dahlia Murder: Verminous (Metal Blade) [04-17] - death metal
  • Black Devil Disco Club: Lucifer Is a Flower (Lo) [06-19] - club/dance
  • Black Dresses: Peaceful as Hell (Blacksquares) [04-13] - industrial
  • Black Eyed Peas: Translation (Epic) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Black Light Collective: Black Light Collective (Ropeadope) [07-17] - jazz
  • Black Lips: Sing in a World That's Falling Apart (Fire) [01-24] - country rock
  • Black Marble: I Must Be Living Twice (Sacred Bones -EP) [08-14]
  • Black Orchid Empire: Semaphore (Long Branch) [06-12]
  • Black Veil Brides: Re-Stitch These Wounds (Sumerian) [07-31] - metal
  • Blackbear: Everything Means Nothing (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope) [08/21] - pop rap
  • Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: King of This Town (Warner) [01-24]
  • Blacklab: Abyss (New Heavy Sounds) [05-08]
  • Lavinia Blackwall: Muggington Lane End (Lavinia Blackwall) [05-01] - pop
  • Brian Blade: Round Again (Nonesuch) [07-10] - jazz
  • Blaer: Yellow (Ronin Rhythm) [02-06] - jazz [**]
  • Haley Blais: Below the Salt (Tiny Kingdom) [08-25]
  • The Blam Blams: Opening Night (LunaSea Media) [08-28] - glam rock [B]
  • Blancmange: Mindset (Blanc Check) [06-05]
  • Bleach Day: As If Always (Birdwatcher) [03-06]
  • Bleed From Within: Fracture (Century Media) [05-29] - metalcore
  • Blessed Black: Beyond the Crimson Throne (self-released) [01-17] - metal
  • Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Life Goes On (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • The Blinders: Fantasies of a Stay at Home Psychopath (Modern Sky UK) [07-17]
  • Rory Block: Prove It On Me (Stony Plain) [03-27] - blues
  • Blonder: Crystal Ball (Cool World -EP) [04-24]
  • Kath Bloom: Bye Bye These Are the Days (Dear Life) [08-14]
  • Bloomerangs: Moments and Fragments (Instru Dash Mental) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Blossoms: Foolish Loving Spaces (Virgin EMI) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Jake Blount: Spider Tales (Free Dirt) [05-29] - folk
  • Bloxx: Lie Out Loud (Chess Club) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Blu & Exile: Miles (Fat Beats) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Blueface: Dirt Bag (Cash Money -EP -19) [2019-08-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Blueface: Find the Beat (Cash Money) [03-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Blues Pills: Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast) [08-21] - psychedelic soul
  • Bluey: Tinted Sky (Shanachie) [06-26] - jazz
  • Daniel Blumberg: On&On (Mute) [07-31] - art rock
  • BOAT: Tread Lightly (Magic Marker) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • The Bobby Lees: Skin Suit (Alive Naturalsound) [07-17]
  • Afel Bocoum: Linde (World Circuit) [09-04] - world [**]
  • Sega Bodega: Salvador (Nuxxe) [02-14] - art pop
  • Body Count: Carnivore (Century Media) [03-06] - metal rap [**]
  • Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Patchouli Blue (Ipecac) [01-10] - dark jazz
  • Alice Boman: Dream On (Play It Again Sam) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Caroline) [01-17] - indie pop [B]
  • The Bombpops: Death in Venice Beach (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-13]
  • Roberto Bonati: Vesper and Silence (Parmafrontiere -19) [2019-05-31] - jazz
  • Boniface: Boniface (Transgressive) [02-14]
  • Bonjintan: Dental Kafka (Trost) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Alan Bonner: The Way Old Friends Do (LANDR) [06-05]
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Hello Sorrow Hello Joy (Textile) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d) [01-24] - folk
  • Boogat: El Gato Y Los Rumberos (Ray-On -EP) [02-28] - [B]
  • The Boomtown Rats: Citizens of Boomtown (BMG) [03-13]
  • Benjamin Boone With the Ghana Jazz Collective: Joy (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Boris: No (Sargent House) [07-03] - sludge metal
  • Gergo Borlai: The Missing Song (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Born Ruffians: Juice (Yep Roc) [04-03]
  • BossaCucaNova E Roberto Menescal: Bossa Got the Blues (Six Degrees -19) - jazz
  • Boston Manor: Glue (Pure Noise) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Moses Boyd: Dark Matter (Exodus) [02-14] - nu jazz [**]
  • Nicolas Bougaieff: The Upward Spiral (Novamute) [07-24] - electronic
  • Boyo: Where Have All My Friends... (Park the Van) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Ben Lukas Boysen: Mirage (Erased Tapes -EP) [05-01]
  • Andrea Brachfeld: Brazilian Whispers (Origin) - jazz
  • Don Braden/Joris Teepe Quartet: In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock: Live at De Witte (OAP) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • James Dean Bradfield: Even in Exile (Montyray) [08-14]
  • Oyvind Braekke: Wilderness (Oslo Session) - jazz
  • Braids: Sbadow Offering (Secret City) [06-19] - indie electronic
  • The Brains: Satana Tarantula (Cleopatra) [04-10]
  • Brandy: B7 (Brand Nu/Entertainment One) [07-31] - r&b
  • Andre Bratten: Silvester (Smalltown Supersound) [07-24] - electronic
  • Alan Braufman: The Fire Still Burns (Valley of Search) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Toni Braxton: Spell My Name (Island) [08-28] - r&b
  • Breaking Benjamin: Aurora (Hollywood) [01-24] - post-grunge
  • Jonathan Bree: After the Curtains Close (Lil' Chief) [07-17]
  • Patrick Brennan/Maria Do Mar/Ernesto Rodrigues/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Abdul Moimeme: The Sudden Bird of Waiting (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher (Dead Oceans) [06-19] - pop/rock [**]
  • James Alexander Bright: Headroom (!K7) [06-05] - pop/rock
  • Bright Eyes: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (Dead Oceans) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • Bright Light Bright Light: Fun City (Yskwn) [09-18]
  • British Lion: The Burning (Explorer1 Music) [01-17]
  • Broken Shadows: The Tower Tapes #2 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Broken Shadows: Live (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • BROM: Dance With an Idiot (Trost) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • BROM & Toshinori Kondo: The Sea Is Rough (Bocian) [J|jazz]
  • Bronson: Bronson (Ninja Tune) [08-07] - electronic
  • Elliott Brood: Keeper (Six Shooter) [09-18]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Maalem Moukhtar Gania/Hamid Drake: The Catch of a Ghost (I Dischi Di Angelica) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Memories of a Tunicate (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Paul G Smyth: Tongue in a Bell (Weekertoft) - jazz
  • Apollo Brown & Che' Noir: As God Intended (Mello Music Group) [07-10] - hip-hop
  • Butcher Brown: KingButch (Concord) [09-18]
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug: Slime & B (RCA) [05-05] - pop rap
  • The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Live in Poland (Ubuntu -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Sammy Brue: Crash Test Kid (New West) [06-12] - Americana
  • Bruise: Presentation (Media Fury -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • Gary Brunton/Simon Goubert/Bojan Z: Night Bus (Juste Une Trace -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz
  • Luke Bryan: Born Here live Here Die Here (Capitol) [08-07] - country
  • Dave Bryant: Night Visitors (SE) - jazz
  • Don Bryant: You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum) [06-19] - soul
  • BTS: Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit) [02-21] - K-pop
  • A Bu: Live at Beijing Poly Theater (self-released) - jazz
  • Bubas Producoes: Mega EP (Club Yeke -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Matthias Bublath: Eight Cylinder Bigband (Enja) - jazz
  • Buckwild: Music Is My Religion () [08-21] - hip-hop
  • Bugeye: Ready Steady Bang (Reckless Yes) [07-10]
  • Built to Spill: Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston (Ernest Jenning) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Basia Bulat: Are You in Love? (Secret City) [03-27] - folk pop
  • Bullion: We Had a Good Time (DEEK) [02-28] - electronic
  • Bully: Sugaregg (Sub Pop) [08-21] - alt/indie [*]
  • Anna Burch: If You're Dreaming (Polyvinyl) [04-03] - indie pop
  • Dai Burger: Bite the Burger (First One Up -19) [2019-12-06] - hip-hop
  • Tim Burgess: I Love the New Sky (Bella Union) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Burna Boy: Twice as Tall (Atlantic) [08-14] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Joshua Burnside: Into the Depths of Hell (Joshua Burnside) [09-04] - folk
  • Bury Tomorrow: Cannibal (Sony) [07-03] - heavy metal
  • Burzum: Thulean Mysteries (Byelobog Productions) [03-13]
  • Buscabulla: Regresa (Ribbon) [05-08] - synthpop
  • Bush: The Kingdom (BMG) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Busty and the Bass: Eddie (Arts & Crafts) [08-14]
  • Will Butler: Generations (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • The Buttertones: Jazzhound (Innovative Leisure) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard: The Non-Stop EP (Caroline -EP) [07-10]
  • Chris Byars: On the Shoulders of Giants (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ted Byrnes: Tactility (Arkeen) - jazz
  • Cable Ties: Far Enough (Merge) [03-27]
  • Cadet: The Rated Legend (Underrated Legends) [04-10] - hip-hop
  • The Cadillac Three: Country Fuzz (Big Machine) [02-07] - country
  • Cafe Racer: Shadow Talk (Born Yesterday) [05-08] - alt/indie
  • Adam Caine Quartet: Transmissions (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Califone: Echo Mine (Jealous Butcher) [02-21]
  • Bill Callahan: Gold Record (Drag City) [09-04]
  • Calle Loiza Jazz Project: There Will Never Be Another You (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Callumeaster: Green Door Sessions (Moshi Moshi)
  • Carolina Calvache: Vida Profunda (Sunnyside) - vocal jazz
  • Anna Calvi: Hunted (Domino -EP) [03-06]
  • Camden Joy: Updated Just Now (self-released -EP) [01-01] - acoustic folk [**]
  • Camden Joy: American Love (self-released) [07-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lisa Cameron/Tom Carter/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Tau Ceti (Astral Spirits) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jenna Camille: The Time is NOW (self-released) [06-19] - hip-hop [*]
  • Evan Caminiti: Varispeed Hydra (Dust Editions) [04-03] - electronic
  • Isobel Campbell: There Is No Other . . . (Cooking Vinyl) [02-07] - folk pop
  • Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Caitlin Cannon: The TrashCannon Album (Caitlin Cannon) [05-15] - country [**]
  • Dylan Canterbury: Going Places (self-released) - jazz
  • Louise Cappi: Melange (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open (Matador) [05-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Carach Angren: Franckensteina Streataeomontanus (Season of Mist) [06-26] - metal
  • Steve Cardenas: Blue Has a Range (Sunnyside) [07-10] - jazz [B]
  • Cesar Cardoso: Dice of Tenors (Cesar Cardoso) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite (Slow & Steady) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Caribou: Suddenly (Merge) [02-28] - electronic [**]
  • Hayes Carll: Alone Together Sessions (Dualtone) [09-04] - country [**]
  • Vanessa Carlton: Love Is an Art (Dine Alone) [03-27] - art pop
  • James Carney Sextet: Pure Heart (Sunnyside) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Dirt and the Stars (Lambent Light) [08-07] - country
  • Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion: Theory of Dreams (self-released) [07-03] - jazz
  • Francois Carrier/Tomek Gadecki/Marcik Bozek/Michel Lambert: Wide (FMR -19) [2019-12-00] - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani: Japan Suite (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman: Whoadie (577) [02-07] - jazz [C+]
  • Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol 1 (577) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Regina Carter Freedom Band: Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground (Tiger Turn) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Casey MQ: Babycasey (Halocline Trance) [08-14]
  • Flora Cash: Baby, It's Okay (Virgin EMI) [03-06]
  • Caspian: On Circles (Triple Crown) [01-24] - post-rock
  • Lynn Cassiers: Yun (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Curly Castro & Small Professor: BLUu Edwards (Wrecking Crew) [07-03] - hip-hop
  • Cat Clyde: Good Bones (Cinematic Music Group) [06-19] - folk
  • Francesco Cataldo: Giulia (Alfa Music) - jazz
  • Caterpillar Quartet: Threads (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Catholic Action: Celebrated by Strangers (Modern Sky/Palo Santo) [03-27]
  • Nick Cave: Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed) [07-23]
  • Caveboy: Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark (Caveboy) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Ed "Tenderlonious" Cawthorne: The Piccolo: Tender Plays Tubby (Jazz Detective) - jazz
  • Raquel Cepeda: Passion: Latin Jazz (Raquel Cepeda Music) - jazz
  • Cerrone: DNA (Malligator Preference) [02-07] - electronic
  • A Certain Ratio: ACR LOCO (Mute) [09-25] - electronic
  • Ernesto Cervini: Tetrahedron (Anzic) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Ceu: Apka! (Six Degrees) [06-26] - Brazil
  • Alfredo Chacon: Bossing in the Rain (self-released) - jazz
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Please Daddy (Sinderlyn) [01-24] - singer-songwriter
  • Marshall Chapman: Songs I Can't Live Without (Tall Girl) [04-02] - country [**]
  • The Charlatans: Between 10th and 11th (Beggars Banquet) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • The Chats: High Risk Behaviour (Bargain Bin) [03-27] - garage punk [*]
  • Check Masses: Nightlife (Triassic Tusk) [05-29]
  • Chemtrails: The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable (Pnkslm) [05-15]
  • Kenny Chesney: Here and Now (Warner Music) [05-01] - country
  • Chesqua: The Rain EP (self-relased -EP) [03-19] - soul
  • Chicago Farmer: Flyover Country (Chicago Farmer) [02-07] - folk [A-]
  • Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days (Astral Spirits) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Chicago XX: Cheer-Accident (Cuneiform) [02-28] - jazz
  • Chicano Batman: Invisible People (ATO) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • The Chicks: Gaslighter (Columbia) [07-17] - country [***]
  • Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice: Panic Ruminations (Moodhouse -EP) [01-24] - hip-hop
  • Chika: Industry Games (Warner Bros) [03-13]
  • Tyler Childers: Long Violent History (Hickman Holler) [09-18] - country [***]
  • Billy Childish: Kings of the Medway Delta (Damaged Goods) [03-06] - blues
  • Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 (RCA) [03-22] - hip-hop [B]
  • Childish Japes: The Book of Japes (self-released) - jazz
  • Billy Childs: Acceptance (Mack Avenue) [08-28] - jazz
  • Chimpo: HIA (The Club Mixes) (Box N Lock -EP) [05-27] - electronic
  • Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour (Columbia) [06-12] - r&b
  • Choir Boy: Gathering Swans (Dais) [05-08]
  • Christine and the Queens: La Vita Nuova (Because Music -EP) [02-27] - synthpop
  • Chromeo: Quarantine Casanova (Chromeo -EP) [06-12] - electropop [**]
  • Chubby and the Gang: Speed Kills (Static Shock) [01-17]
  • Gerry Cinnamon: The Bonny (Little Runaway/AWAL) [04-17]
  • Circa Waves: Happy (Prolifica) [01-10] - Britpop
  • Circles Around the Sun: Circles Around the Sun (Royal Potato Family) [03-13]
  • Marius Circus: The Computer Controlled Gardener (self-released) [05-01] - deep house
  • Cirith Ungol: Forever Black () [04-24]
  • City Girls: City on Lock (Quality Control/Motown) [06-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • City Mouth: Coping Machine (Take This to Heart) [04-24]
  • Clairdee: A Love Letter to Lena (Declare Music) - vocal jazz
  • Clairmont the Second: It's Not How It Sounds (Clairmont the Second) [07-10] - hip-hop
  • George Clanton & Nick Hexum: George Clanton & Nick Hexum () [07-24] - chillwave
  • Brandy Clark: Your Life Is a Record (Warner) [03-06] - country [A-]
  • Martin Clarke/Otto Willberg/Emil Karlsen: Shopping for Images (Open Ear Music) - jazz
  • The Claudettes: High Times in the Dark (Forty Below) [04-03]
  • Gerald Clayton: Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Gerald Cleaver: Signs (577) [03-27] - jazz [B]
  • Clem Snide: Forever Just Beyond (Ramseur) [03-27] - indie folk [**]
  • Tim Clement and Lance Austin Olsen: Dark Night on the Black Dog (Infequency Editions -19) - jazz
  • Cliff Trio [Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal]: Precipice (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Cloud Nothings: The Black Hole Understands (self-released) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Clt Drp: Without the Eyes (Small Pond) [08-28]
  • Rob Clutton With Tony Malaby: Offering (Snailbongbong -19) [2019-12-02] - jazz
  • Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings (14th Floor) [08-14]
  • CMON: Confusing Mix of Nations (Mexican Summer) [04-03] - indie pop
  • Coach Party: Party Food (Chess Club -EP) [06-10]
  • The Coachella Valley Trio [Doug MacDonald]: Mid Century Modern (DMAC) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Thad Cockrell: If in Case You Feel the... (ATO) [06-26] - folk
  • CocoRosie: Put the Shine On (Marathon Artists) [03-06]
  • Code Orange: Underneath (Roadrunner) [03-13] - metalcore
  • Code Orange: Under the Skin (Roadrunner) [09-04] - metal
  • Ora Cogan: Bells in the Ruins (Prism Tongue) [07-13]
  • Chris Cogburn/Juan Garcia/Ignaz Schick: Anahuac (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Ryan Cohan: Originations (Origin) - jazz
  • Avishai Cohen Big Vicious: Big Vicious (ECM) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath: Masters Legacy Series Volume 3 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring George Coleman: Masters Legacy Series Volume 4 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Cohn/George Haslam/Steve Kershaw: Ancient and Modern (Slam -19) - jazz
  • Antonio Colangelo: Tabaco Y Azucar (Dodicilune) - jazz
  • Cold Years: Paradise (Eone Music UK) [09-04]
  • MJ Cole: MJ Cole Presents Madrugada (Decca) [04-03]
  • Collage Project: Off Brand (New Focus) - jazz
  • Jacob Collier: Djesse (Vol 3) (Hajanga) [08-14] - neo-soul
  • Shirley Collins: Heart's Ease (Domino) [07-24] - English folk [**]
  • Collucutor: Continuation (On the Corner) [02-21] - jazz
  • Colony House: Leave What's Lost Behind (Roon) [01-24]
  • Colorama: Chaos Wonderland (Banana & Louie) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Common Objects: Skullmarks (Meena -19) - jazz
  • Compro Oro With Murat Ertel & Esma Ertel: Simurg (Sbdan) [06-19] - jazz
  • Bobby Conn: Recovery (Tapete) [03-20] - pop/rock
  • Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko: Traversees (Ma Case) [01-25] -
  • Constantinople/Marco Beasley/Kiya Tabassian: La Porta d'Oriente (Glossa) [08-14] - classical
  • Container: Scramblers (ALTER) [03-20] - electro-industrial
  • Conway the Machine: No One Mourns the Wicked (Big Ghost Limited) [05-15] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine: From King to a GOD (Griselda) [09-11] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine & the Alchemist: Lulu (Patta -EP) [03-30] - hip-hop
  • AG Cook: 7G (PC Music) [08-12] - electronic
  • AG Cook: Apple (PC Music) [09-18] - bubblegum bass
  • Elizabeth Cook: Aftermath (Agent Love) [09-11] - country [***]
  • The Cool Greenhouse: The Cool Greenhouse (Melodic) [05-29] - post-punk
  • Erland Cooper: Hether Blether (Phases) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Cordyceps: Betrayal (Unique Leader) [04-10] - metal
  • Chick Corea: Plays (Concord -2CD) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • Coriky: Coriky (Dischord) [06-12]
  • Cornershop: England Is a Garden (Ample Play) [03-06] - electropop [A-]
  • The Coronas: True Love Waits (Blix Street) [07-31]
  • Jeff Cosgrove/John Medeski/Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead of the Story (Grizzley Music) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Costa: Yellow Coat (Dangerbird) [09-11]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Cygnus (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Julian Costello Quartet: Connections: Without Borders (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Country Westerns: Country Westerns (Fat Possum) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • The Courteeners: More. Again. Forever. (Ignition) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Rose Cousins: Bravado (Outside) [02-21]
  • Covet: Technicolor (Triple Crown) [06-05]
  • CP Unit: One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown (Ramp Local) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics (Meat Machine) [07-17] - art punk
  • Ian William Craig: Red Sun Through Smoke (Fat Cat) [03-20] - ambient pop
  • Samantha Crain: A Small Death (Ramseur) [07-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Elysia Crampton: Orcorara 2010 (Pan) [05-01] - electronic [B-]
  • Craven Faults: Erratics & Unconformities (The Leaf Label) [01-10]
  • Robert Cray Band: That's What I Heard (Nozzle) [02-28] - blues
  • Crazy Doberman: Illusory Expansion (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Creeper: Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (Roadrunner) [07-31] - pop punk
  • The Croaks: One of the Best Bears! (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz [*]
  • Cro-Mags: In the Beginning (Mission Two Entertainment) [06-19] - hardcore punk
  • Charley Crockett: Welcome to Hard Times (Son of Davy) [07-31] - Americana [*]
  • Dan Croll: Grand Plan (Communion) [08-21]
  • Lupen Crook: How Rotten the Teeth (Lupen Crook) [08-21]
  • Jeff Crosby: Northstar (Jeff Crosby) [04-24] - country
  • Crown Lands: Crown Lands (Universal Canada) [08-14]
  • Cry Out: More Echoes of a Question Never Answered . . . Why? (La Vida Es Un Mus -EP) [07-11] - punk
  • Cub Sport: Like Nirvana (Independent) [07-24]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Four (SteepleChase -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [***]
  • Cuddle Magic: Bath (Northern Spy) [07-03]
  • Cults: Host (Sinderlyn) [09-18] - indie pop
  • Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay: Specifically the Water (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Cunningham: The Weather Up There (Northern Spy) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Denzel Curry: 13LOOD IN + 13LOOD OUT MIXX (-EP) [01-06] - trap rap
  • Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats: Unlocked (PH/Loma Vista -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey: Invisible Ritual (New Focus) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Cut Copy: Freeze, Melt (Cutters) [08-21] - synthpop
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius Vol 1 (5049) - jazz
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Cathedral (5049) - jazz
  • D Smoke: Black Habits (WoodWorks/Empire) [02-07] - hip-hop
  • DaBaby: Blame It on Baby (South Coast/Interscope) [04-17] - pop rap
  • Marie Dahlstrom: Like Sand (self-released) [05-22]
  • Tim Daisy & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2a (2011, System vs Artifacts) [04-21] - jazz
  • Melaine Dalibert: Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works (Elsewhere) [02-14] - contemporary classical
  • Lucrecia Dalt: No Era Solida (RVNG Intl) [09-11] - electroacoustic
  • Damaged Bug: Bug on Yonkers (Castle Face) [07-24]
  • The Danberrys: Shine (Singular) [07-24]
  • Dance Gavin Dance: Afterburner (Rise) [04-24] - post-hardcore
  • Dans Les Arbres: Volatil (Sofa -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Danzig: Sings Elvis (Cleopatra) [04-24] - rockabilly
  • Gus Dapperton: Orca (AWAL) [ 09-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Alban Darche/Jean-Louis Pommier/Sebastien Boisseau: Clover (Yolk Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • Douglas Dare: Milkteeth (Erased Tapes) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • Dark Fortress: Spectres From the Old World (Century Media) [02-28] - metal
  • Darkstar: Civic Jams (Warp) [06-19] - electronic
  • Das B: Canopy (Tonot) - jazz
  • Datura4: West Coast Highway Cosmic (Alive Naturalsound) [04-17]
  • Daughters of Reykjavik: Soft Spot (Shrimp) [05-29]
  • Sarah Davachi: Cantus, Descant (Late) [09-18] - avant-garde
  • Rhodri Davies: Transversal Time (Confront) - jazz
  • Billie Davies: Whadeva [Live at Dangerous Art Studios February 13, 2020] (self-released) - jazz
  • Catherine Anne Davies and Bernard Butler: Needle Mythology (09-18)
  • Gareth Davis and Merzbow: Broken Landscapes (Moving Furniture) - jazz
  • Sha Davis: Songs I Wrote When You Left (self-released -EP) [03-13] - soul
  • Tony Davis: Golden Year (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Dawn of Ashes: The Antinomian (Artoffact) [07-10]
  • Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network: Ballet of Apes (Castle Face) [05-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Day Dream: Originals (Corner Store Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Christoph De Babalon & Mark: Split (A Colourful Storm) [03-23] - breakbeat
  • The De Jong/Rebane/Kantonen Trio: Intercities (self-released -19) - jazz
  • Max De Wardener: Music for Detuned Pianos (Village Green) [03-20]
  • Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar (Domino) [01-31] - neo-psychedelia
  • Deacon Blue: City of Love (EarMusic) [03-06]
  • Dead Ghosts: Automatic Changer (Burger) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Dead Neanderthals: Ghosts (Utech -19) - jazz
  • The Dead Tongues: Transmigration Blues (Psychic Hotline) [06-26]
  • Deap Lips [Deap Vally & the Flaming Lips]: Deap Lips (Cooking Vinyl) [03-13] - psychedelic pop
  • The Dears: Lovers Rock (Dangerbird) [05-15] - indie rock
  • Decoy With Joe McPhee: AC/DC (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Deep Purple: Whoosh! (Ear Music) [08-07] - rock
  • Deeper: Auto-Pain (Fire Talk) [03-27] - postpunk
  • Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists (Joyful Noise) [05-29] - art pop
  • Deerhoof and Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded by Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (Joyful Noise) - jazz
  • Deft: Burna (Hooversound) [06-12] - electronic
  • Deftones: Ohms (Warner Bros) [09-25]
  • Dehd: Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Lana Del Rey: Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Simon & Schuster) [07-28] - spoken word
  • Delacey: Black Coffee (Hitco/Delicate Flower) [03-27]
  • Delain: Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm) [02-07] - metal
  • George DeLancey: Paradise (self-released) - jazz
  • Vladislav Delay: Rakka (Warp) [02-27] - electronic [*]
  • Vladislav Delay/Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare: 500-Push-Up (Sub Rosa) [08-18] - minimal/glitch [**]
  • Camille Delean: Cold House Burning (E-Tron) [06-05]
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Grammar II (Plaist -19) - jazz
  • Della Mae: Headlight (Rounder) [01-17]
  • Delta Spirit: What Is There (New West) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Jacques Demierre: The Well-Measured Piano (Creative Works -19) [2019-07-29] - jazz
  • Demons & Wizards: III (Century Media) [02-21] - metal
  • Dick Dent: Life's Hard (Riviera Sun -EP) [03-18] - electronic
  • Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest (Columbia) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • Bo DePena: Bo DePena (Rio Grande Media) [03-06] - country
  • Deradoorian: Find the Sun (Anti-) [09-18] - psychedelic rock
  • Dena DeRose: Ode to the Road (HighNote) [05-29] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Destroyer: Have We Met (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • John Deutsch/Nico Soffiato Trio: Redshift (Nusica) - jazz
  • Janet Devlin: Confessional (Insomnia Music) [06-05]
  • Dexplicit: Gotham (Dexplicit -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • Dexta: AWRA004 (Different Music -EP) [03-27] - electronic
  • Katie Dey: Mydata (Run for Cover) [07-24] - art pop
  • Al Di Meola: Across the Universe (EarMusic) - jazz
  • Oumou Diabate Et Kara Show Koumba Frifri: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 02 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [02-13] - African
  • Diabulus in Musica: Euphonic Entropy (Napalm) [02-14] - metal
  • Robert Dick & Adam Caine: The Damn Think (Chant -19) [2019-05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Whit Dickey: Morph (ESP-Disk -2CD) [04-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Whit Dickey Trio: Expanding Light (Tao Forms) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Died: Less Life (Boul God) [05-29]
  • Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond (Mack Avenue) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Diet Cig: Do You Wonder About Me? (Frenchkiss) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Vito Dieterle: Anemone (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Vito Dieterle/Joel Forrester: Status Sphere (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (PAN) [02-07] - minimal techno [**]
  • Mike Dillon: Rosewood (Royal Potato Family) [07-10] - jazz
  • John DiMartino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Sunnyside) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Dingman: Embrace (Inner Arts Initiative) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • The Dinner Party [Adrian Northover/Pierpaolo Martino/Vladimir Miller]: Wednesday Afternoon (FMR) - jazz
  • Dinosaur: To the Earth (Edition) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Dion: Blues With Friends (Keeping the Blues Alive) [06-05] - blues [*]
  • Diplo: Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil (Mad Decent/Columbia) [05-29] - pop rap
  • Dirty Projectors: Windows Open (Domino -EP) [03-27] - indie folk
  • Dirty Projectors: Flight Tower (Domino -EP) [06-25] - art pop
  • Dirty Streets: Rough and Tumble (Alive) [07-31]
  • Disclosure: Energy (Island) [08-28] - house
  • Discovery Zone: Remote Control (Mansions and Millions) [06-05]
  • Disq: Collector (Saddle Creek) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • The Districts: You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (Fat Possum) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Alex Dixon: The Real McCoy (Dixon Landing) [04-06] - blues
  • Dizzy: The Sun and Her Scorch (Royal Mountain) [07-31]
  • DJ Boring: Like Water (Technicolour -EP) [06-12]
  • DJ Clent: Lowend Clent (DJ Clent) [06-28] - club music
  • DJ Diaki: Balani Fou (Nyege Nyege) [02-20] - African
  • DJ Lostboi: The Blue Stallion (self-released -EP) [03-17] - ambient
  • DJ Nobu: Follakzoid IIII Remixes (Bitta -EP) [03-30] - electronic
  • DJ Python: Mas Amable (Incienso) [04-10] - ambient house
  • DJ Swisha & Kush Jones: Outta Bounds (DJ Swisha -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Eldar Djangirov: Rhapsodize (Twelve Tone Resonance) [02-21] - jazz
  • Jean DL: Forays (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • DMA's: Glow (Infectious) [07-10] - Britpop
  • Do Nothing: Zero Dollar Bill (Exact Truth -EP) [04-03]
  • Dog Unit: Barking to Gospel (Sonic Deterioration -EP) [06-19]
  • Dogleg: Melee (Triple Crown) [03-13] - emo
  • Caleb Dollister: Daily Thumbprint Collection 3: The Wandering (Orenda) [06-05] - jazz
  • Dalton Domino: Feverdreamer (Dalton Domino) [03-31] - country
  • Daniel Donato: A Young Man's Country (Cosmic Country Music) [08-07] - country [***]
  • Tanya Donelly: Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters (American Laundromat) [08-14]
  • Doomshakalaka: Doomshakalaka (Moshi Moshi) [06-05]
  • Sam Doores: Sam Doores (New West) [03-13]
  • Dope Body: Home Body (Drag City) [05-01] - garage punk
  • Axel Dorner/Agusti Fernandez: Palynology (Sirulita -19) - jazz
  • Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity (Greenleaf Music) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Tica Douglas: Lo (Tica Douglas) [03-20] - shoegaze
  • Doves: The Universal Want (Heavenly) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Dr Bekken: Blues (Blue Mood/Grappa) - jazz
  • Drab City: Good Songs for Bad People (Bella Union) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Dragon's Fuel: Pomorandze/Oranges (Horz) - jazz
  • Drain: California Cursed (Revelation) [04-10]
  • Drake: Dark Lane Demo Tapes (OVO/Republic) [05-01] - pop rap
  • Drakeo the Ruler: Thank You for Using GTL (Stinc Team) [06-05] - trap rap [**]
  • Kaja Draksler Octet: Out for Stars (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [B-]
  • Drama: Dance Without Me (Ghostly International) [02-14]
  • Dramarama: Color TV (Pasadena) [05-01] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dream Nails: Dream Nails (Alcopop!) [08-28]
  • The Dream Syndicate: The Universe Inside (Anti-) [04-10] - psychedelic rock [*]
  • Dream Wife: So When You Gonna . . . (Lucky Number) [07-03] - indie pop [A-]
  • Lara Driscoll: Woven Dreams (Firm Roots Music) [03-06] - jazz [***]
  • Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling (ATO) [01-31] - alt-country [A-]
  • Drone: The Stilling (Touch) [01-10]
  • Costis Drygianakis: The Approach (Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti -19) [2019-10-29] - jazz
  • Duchess: Live at Jazz Standard (Anzic) [03-20] - jazz
  • Duckwrth: SuperGood (Universal) [08-21] - pop rap
  • Lajos Dudas: The Lake and the Music (JazzSick) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Fabian Dudek: Creating Meaning (Fixcel -19) - jazz
  • Gregory Dudzienski Quartet: Beautiful Moments (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [U]
  • Emily Duff: Born on the Ground (Mr Mudshow Music) [03-06] - folk [***]
  • Greg Dulli: Random Desire (Royal Cream/BMG) [02-21]
  • Duma: Duma (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [08-07]
  • Dumama + Kechou: Buffering Juju (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [03-20] - African
  • Beth Duncan: I'm All Yours (Saccat) [07-24] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Natalie Duncan: Free (Fallen Tree 1Hundred) [07-31]
  • Stuart Duncan/Yo-Yo Ma/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile: Not Our First Goat Rodeo (Sony Classical) [05-01] - bluegrass
  • Dune Rats: Hurry Up and Wait (BMG) [01-31]
  • Dune X Crayon: Hundred Fifty Roses (Roche Musique) [05-22]
  • The Dungarees: Twenty Something (Dungarees -EP) [01-18]
  • Dungen: Dungen Live (Mexican Summer) [03-13]
  • Nick Dunston: Untamed . . . Atlantic Extraction: Live at Threes (Out of Your Head) [07-24] - jazz
  • Duo Baars-Buis: Moods for Roswell (Wig) - jazz
  • Duotrio: In the Bright and Deep (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Baxter Dury: The Night Chancers (Heavenly) [03-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Dustbowl Revival: Is It You, Is It Me (Medium Expectations) [01-31]
  • Duster: Duster (Muddguts -19) [2019-12-13] - slowcore
  • Thomas Dutronc: Frenchy (Blue Note) [06-19] - jazz
  • Duval Timothy: Help (Carrying Colour) [08-07] - jazz
  • Nick D'Virgilio: English Electric (06-26)
  • DVSN: A Muse in Her Feelings (OVD Sound/Warner) [04-17] - alt r&b
  • Benjamin Dwyer/Pete Gomes/Helen Kindred: KnowingUnknowing (Farpoint -19) [2019-01-17] - jazz
  • Thomas Dybdahl: Fever (V2) [03-13] - singer-songwriter
  • Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) [06-19] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Rise Up (Stony Plain) [09-11] - blues
  • Steve Earle: Ghosts of West Virginia (New West) [05-22] - alt-country [***]
  • Early James: Singing for My Supper (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [03-13]
  • Earth Tongues: Atem (Neither Nor -19) - jazz
  • Dave East: Karma 3 (Dave East PS) [08-14] - trap rap
  • Callum Easter: Green Door Sessions (Moshi Moshi) [08-21]
  • Carla J Easton: Weirdo (Carla J Easton) [08-28]
  • Easy Life: Junk Food (Island) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Echo Machine: Instant Transmissions (Riverman/Assai) [02-28]
  • Echosmith: Lonely Generation (Echosmith) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Nocturnal Animals (L&H Production -2CD) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ecliptic: The Path of 01 (Modigo) - jazz
  • Eden: No Future (Astralwerks) [02-14] - alt r&b
  • Ellen Edwards: A New York Session (Stonefire Music) [02-22] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • John Edwards: Just Another Day at Home . . . (self-released) - jazz
  • John Edwards: Oslo Solo (22.10.19) (self-released) - jazz
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom
  • Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom (Dualtone) [08-14] - folk [B]
  • Richard Edwards: The Soft Ache and the... () [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Sinne Eeg: We've Just Begun (BFM Jazz) [02-21] - vocal jazz
  • Seamus Egan: Early Bright (THL) [01-17]
  • EHA: Paris Rio New York (Kwazi/Plaza) - jazz
  • Eight Rounds Rapid: Love Your Work (Tapete) [08-21] - garage rock
  • Ekiti Sound: Abeg No Vex Remixes Vol 1 (Crammed Discs -EP) [03-06] - Afroeat
  • Wendy Eisenberg/Shane Parish: Nervous Systems (Verses) - jazz
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Dehiscence (Wendy Eisenberg) [04-30] - jazz
  • Eivor: Segl (V2) [09-18]
  • El Alfa: El Androide (El Jefe) [05-15]
  • Hanni El Khatib: Flight (Innovative Leisure) [05-15]
  • Elaquent: Forever Is a Pretty Long Time (Mello Music Group) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Elder: Omens (Stickman) [04-24] - stoner metal
  • Elderbrook: Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Parlophone) [09-18]
  • Brett Eldredge: Sunday Drive (Warner Music) [07-10] - country
  • Electric Indigo: Ferrum (Editions Mego) [03-13]
  • Elephant Stone: Hollow (Fuzz Club) [02-14]
  • Elephant Tree: Habits (Holy Roar) [04-27]
  • Eleven Hundred Springs: Here 'Tis (State Fair) [01-17] - country
  • Sarah Elgeti Quartet With Friends: Dawn Comes Quietly (Gateway Music) [02-21] - jazz [U]
  • Elison 404: Pebbledash (Dirty Hit) [04-24]
  • Elkhorn: The Storm Sessions (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [02-07]
  • James Elkington: Ever-Roving Eye (Paradise of Bachelors) [04-03]
  • Kurt Elling: Secrets Are the Best Stories (Edition) [04-03] - vocal jazz
  • Ellis: Born Again (Fat Possum) [04-03] - dream pop
  • John Ellis and Andy Bragen: The Ice Siren (Parade Light) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kaelin Ellis: Moments (self-released) [06-19] - beat tapes
  • Liberty Ellman: Last Desert (Pi) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Liberty Ellman: Water Walkers (Pi -EP) [06-19] - jazz
  • Elrichman: Heaven's Mayor (Bobo Integral) [09-04]
  • Joe Ely: Love in the Midst of Mayhem (Rack 'Em) [04-17] - alt country [*]
  • Kahil El'Zabar: Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove (Spiritmuse) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of (Terrible) [04-03] - electropop
  • Empty Country: Empty Country (Get Better) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • The Engines: Wooden Legs (Aerophonic) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Hazel English: Wake Up! (Polyvinyl) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Ensiferum: Thalassic (Metal Blade) [07-10] - metal
  • Etran De L'Air: Music From Sahara WhatsApp 01 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [01-15] - Africa
  • Emika: Klavirni Temna (Emika) [02-14]
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [01-17] - pop rap [A-]
  • Emmure: Hindsight (Sharp Tone) [06-26] - metal
  • Empty Country: Empty Country () [04-24] - alt/indie
  • En Attendant Ana: Juillet (Trouble in Mind) [02-24] - indie pop
  • END: Splinters From an Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket Activities) [06-05] - metalcore
  • Endless Field: Alive in the Wilderness (Biophilia) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Roger Eno and Brian Eno: Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-20] - ambient
  • Enter Shikari: Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible (SO) [04-17] - art rock
  • Envy: The Fallen Crimson (Temporary Residence) [02-07] - post-rock
  • Paul Epworth: Voyager (Sony UK) [09-11]
  • EOB: Earth (Capitol) [04-17] - art rock
  • Erasure: The Neon (Mute) [08-21]
  • Priscilla Ermel: Origens Da Luz (Music From Memory) [02-17] - avant-folk
  • Wayne Escoffery: The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Esoctrilihum: Eternity of Shaog (I Voidhanger) [05-22] - metal
  • Gloria Estefan: Brazil 305 (Sony) [08-14] - Latin
  • Euglossine: Psaronius (Orange Milk) [02-14]
  • Karl Evangelista: Apura! (Astral Spirits) [05-22] - jazz
  • Brandon Evans: The Groove (Human Plastic -EP) [05-11] - jazz
  • Falkner Evans: Marbles (Consolidated Artists Productions) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: The Intangible Between (Smoke Sessions) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Evans: Being & Becoming (More Is More) [04-01] - jazz
  • Even as We Speak: Adelphi (Shelflife) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • Evening Hymns: Heavy Nights (Shuffling Feet) [06-26]
  • Stephen Evens: Employee of the Month (Onomatopoeia) [08-28]
  • Josiah Everhart: Yearn in Years (self-released) [01-10] - jazz
  • Everything Everything: Re-Animator (Awal) [09-11] - electropop
  • Everything Is Recorded: Friday Forever (XL) [04-03]
  • Evicshen: Hair Birth (American Dream) [07-10]
  • The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller: Dimensional Shifting (Solar One) [06-29]
  • The Exbats: Kicks, Hits and Fits (Burger) [03-13] - postpunk [***]
  • Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group: Earth (Whaling City Sound) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Extra Soul Perception: New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol 1 (Extra Soul Perception -EP) [07-03] - African [*]
  • Eye Flys: Tub of Lard (Thrill Jockey) [03-20]
  • Eyedress: Let's Skip to the Wedding (Lex) [07-31]
  • Niccolo Fabi: Tradizione e Tradimento (Polydor -19) [2019-10-11] - pop
  • FACS: Void Moments (Trouble in Mind) [03-27]
  • Fair Mothers: In Monochrome (Song, by Toad) [08-07]
  • Brent Faiyaz: Fuck the World (Lost Kids) [02-07] - alt r&b
  • Nathan Fake: Blizzards (Cambria Instruments) [04-03]
  • Fake Laugh: Dining Alone (The State51 Conspiracy) [03-13]
  • Fake Names: Fake Names (Epitaph) [05-08]
  • Fakear: Everything Will Grow Again (Caroline) [06-26]
  • Brian Fallon: Local Honey (Lesser Known) [03-27] - singer-songwriter
  • False Heads: It's All There but You're Dreaming (Lovers Music) [03-13]
  • Johnny Falstaff: Lost in the City Lights (Johnny Falstaff) [02-28] - country
  • Fame on Fire: Levels (Hopeless) [09-04]
  • Ayman Fanous/Frances-Marie Uitti: Negoum (Mode -19) [2019-10-25] - jazz
  • Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe) [08-14] - blues
  • Joe Farnsworth: Time to Swing (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [**]
  • Ty Farris: No Cosign Just Cocaine 3 (Ty Farris) [01-09] - hip-hop
  • Fat Tony & Taydex: Wake Up (Carpark -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Father John Misty: Off-Key in Hamburg (self-released) [03-23]
  • Maria Faust Sacrum Facere: Organ (Stunt) - jazz
  • Faustian Pact: Outojen Tornien Varjoissa (Werewolf) [02-14] - metal
  • Bill Fay: Countless Branches (Dead Oceans) [01-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Amaury Faye: Buran (L'Esprit Du Piano) - jazz
  • Fearing: Shadow (Funeral Party) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • John Fedchock NY Sextet: Into the Shadows (Summit) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Nir Felder: II (Ropeadope) [07-17] - jazz
  • Jerskin Fendrix: Winterreise (Untitled (Recs)) [04-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Fenne Lily: Breach (Dead Oceans) [09-18] - indie folk
  • Fennec: Free Us of This Feeling (Fennec Sound) [01-31] - electronic
  • Grace Ferguson: Voler (Music Company) [06-19] - ambient
  • RAP Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Ruby Yacht) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • The Few: Beauty at Low Temperatures (self-released -19) - jazz
  • Nuphar Fey: Serenity Island (Hypnote) [03-20] - jazz
  • Art Feynman: Half Price at 3:30 (Western Vinyl) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Steve Fidyk: Battle Lines (Blue Canteen Music) - jazz
  • Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbutt: Live in Graz (Multiphonics Music) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Field Music: Making a New World (Memphis Industries) [01-10] - art pop [*]
  • Field Works: Ultrasonic (Temporary Residence) [05-01] - ambient
  • Amina Figarova Edition 113: Persistence (AmFi) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Dominic Fike: What Could Possibly Go Wrong (Columbia) [07-31] - indie pop
  • Fiil Free: Under Overfladen (Fiil Free) - jazz
  • John Finbury: American Nocturnes (Green Flash Music) [05-01] - jazz [C+]
  • John Finbury: Quatro (Green Flash Music) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Finntroll: Vredesvavd (Century Media) [09-18] - folk metal
  • Nick Finzer: Cast of Characters (Outside In Music) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Fire in the Radio: Monuments (Wednesday) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Fire! Orchestra: Actions (Rune Grammofon) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Fire-Toolz: Rainbow Bridge (Hausu Mountain) [05-08]
  • Five Finger Death Punch: F8 (Better Noise) [02-28] - groove metal
  • Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne/James Chumley Hunt/Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children (577) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • The Flaming Lips: American Head (Bella Union) [09-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • Flat Worms: Antarctica (God?) [04-10] - garage punk
  • Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate: The Ripple Effect (Craft) [04-10] - jazz/African
  • Fleet Foxes: Shore (Anti-) [09-22] - chamber pop
  • CJ Fly: Rudebwoy (Pro Era) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Flying Lotus: Flamagra (Instrumentals) (Warp) [05-29] - electronic
  • The Flytraps: Wild Card (Burger) [03-20]
  • Fontaines DC: A Hero's Death (Partisan) [07-31] - alt/indie [**]
  • Rebecca Foon: Waxing Moon (Constellation) [02-21]
  • Footsie: No Favours (Studio 55) [05-22]
  • Frazey Ford: U Kin B the Sun (Arts & Crafts) [02-07] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Gia Ford: Murder in the Dark (Dirty Hit) [05-01]
  • Forest Bees: Forest Bees (self-released) [06-12]
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Untamed . . . Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head) [08-07] - jazz
  • Keeley Forsyth: Debris (The Leaf Label) [01-17] - avant folk
  • Ruthie Foster Big Band: Live at the Paramount (Blue Corn) - vocal jazz
  • Four Tet: Sixteen Oceans (Microhouse) [03-13] - minimal techno
  • Four Year Strong: Brain Pain (Pure Noise) [02-28]
  • Jason Foureman and Stephen Anderson: Duo (Summit) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Daunik Lazro/Evan Parker: Cafe Oto 2020 (Fou) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Chad Fowler/WC Anderson: Lacrimosa (Mahakala Music) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Ken Fowser: Morning Light (Posi-Tone) [02-07] - jazz
  • Greg Fox: Contact (Rvng Intl) [05-29] - pop/rock
  • John Foxx and the Maths: Howl (Metamatic) [07-24]
  • Fra Fra: Funeral Songs (Glitterbeat) [04-24] - world [B]
  • Nils Frahm: Empty (Erased Tapes) [03-28] - ambient
  • Frail Hands: Parted/Departed/Apart (Twelve Gauge) [01-10] - screamo
  • Aoife Nessa Frances: Land of No Junction (Ba Da Bing!) [01-17] - indie folk
  • Giovanni Francesca: Margo (Auand) [07-03] - jazz
  • Michael Franti: Work Hard and Be nice (Boo Boo Wax) - pop/rock
  • Freak Heat Waves: Zap the Planet (Telephone Explosion) [09-07]
  • Free Nationals: Free Nationals (OBE/Empire -19) [2019-12-13] - neo-soul
  • Frisell/Lage/Riley: John Zorn: Virtue (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Bill Frisell: Valentine (Blue Note) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • The Front Bottoms: In Sickness & in Flames (Fueled by Ramen) [08-21] - power pop
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Entity (Libra) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Full Blast: Farewell Tonic (Trost) - jazz
  • Corey Fuller: Sanctuary (self-released) [03-20] - ambient
  • Ezra Furman: Sex Education [Original Soundtrack] (Bella Union) [04-24] - indie pop
  • Furrows: A Thin Veneer (Courier) [02-03]
  • Raphael Fusco: Remixed (self-released) - jazz
  • Future: High Off Life (Epic) [05-15] - trap rap
  • Futurebirds: Teamwork (VL4L) [01-15]
  • Jayda G: Both of Us/Are You Down (Ninja Tune -EP) [07-03] - deep house
  • Peter Gabriel: Rated PG (Real World) [06-12] - pop/rock
  • Gaerea: Limbo (Season of Mist) [07-24] - black metal
  • Yuri Gagarin: The Outskirts of Reality (Kommun 2/Sound-Effect) [01-31]
  • Gaika: Seguridad (NAAR) [07-03]
  • Diamanda Galas: De-formation: Piano Variations (Intravenal Sound Operations) [08-28] - classical
  • Galaxians: Chemical Reaction (Galaxians) [06-26] - electronic
  • Chris Gall/Bernhard Schimpelsberger: Myriad (GLM Music) - jazz
  • Liam Gallagher: MTV Unplugged (Live at Hull City Hall) (Warner UK) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Blue Moon Rising (Sour Mash -EP) [03-06]
  • Galore: Galore (Galore) [06-20] - punk
  • Elliot Galvin: Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton (Edition) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • The Game: Born 2 Rap (Entertainment One -19) [2019-11-29] - hip-hop
  • Asher Gamedze: Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) [05-10] - jazz [**]
  • Ganser: Just Look at That Sky (Felte) [07-31]
  • Matthew D Gantt: Diagnostics (Orange Milk) [04-17]
  • Jacob Garchik: Clear Line (Yestereve) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Angelica Garcia: Cha Cha Palace (Spacebomb) [02-28] - indie pop
  • Nubya Garcia: Source (Concord) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • The Garden: Kiss My Super Bowl Ring (Epitaph) [03-13] - art punk
  • Amanda Gardier: Flyover Country (Green Mind) [02-21] - jazz
  • Derrick Gardner & the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (Impact Jazz) - jazz
  • Garganjua: Toward the Sun (Holy Roar) [01-17] - doom metal
  • Jack Garratt: Love Death & Dancing (Interscope/Island) [06-12] - alt r&b
  • Valentin Garvie/Rodrigo Dominguez [Hormigombres]: En Vivo En ECEM (Discos ICM) [07-28] - jazz
  • Katie Gately: Loom (Houndstooth) [02-14] - art pop
  • Gato Libre: Koneko (Libra) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Gauci/Sandy Ewen: Studio Sessions Vol 6 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Dana Gavanski: Ba Da Bing! (03-27)
  • Gavsborg: Kevin From Ivory Coast (Equiknoxx Music -EP) [05-28] - club music
  • G-Eazy: Everything's Strange Here (RCA) [06-26] - hip-hop
  • Geld: Beyond the Floor (Geld) [07-03] - punk
  • Sam Gendel: Satin Doll (Nonesuch) [03-13]
  • Gengahr: Sanctuary (Liberator) [03-31] - indie pop
  • Hannah Georgas: All That Emotion (Brassland) [09-04] - indie pop
  • Georgia: Seeking Thrills (Domino) [01-10] - electropop [***]
  • Arna Georgia: Yes Girl (Arna Georgia) [07-17] - country [*]
  • Anthony Geraci: Daydreams in Blue (Shining Stone) [04-24] - blues
  • AO Gerber: Another Place to Need (Hand in Hive) [05-22]
  • Naama Gheber: Dearly Beloved (Cellar Music) [04-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Regina Gently: Don't Wait to Love Me (Regina Gently) [09-18]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sue Anne Gershenzon: You Must Believe in Spring
  • Sue Anne Gershenzon: You Must Believe in Spring (self-released) [08-01] - vocal jazz
  • The Ghost Inside: The Ghost Inside (Epitaph) [06-05] - metalcore
  • Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired but Dare Not Fall Asleep (Play It Again Sam) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist: Alfredo (ESGN/ALC/Empire) [05-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Bebel Gilberto: Agora (PIAS) [08-21] - Brazil
  • Lafayette Gilchrist: Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music -2CD) [10-02] - jazz [U]
  • Gilfema: Three (Sounderscore) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around (Elefant) [01-17] - sophisti-pop
  • Girl Friday: Androgynous Mary (Hardly Art) [08-21]
  • The Giving Shapes: Earth Leaps Up (Elsewhere) [02-26] - jazz
  • Frode Gjerstad/Fred Lonberg-Holm/William Parker/Steve Swell: Tales From (Fundacja Sluchaj) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Gladie: Safe Sins (Lame-O) [02-28] - indie pop
  • Vincent Glanzmann/Gerry Hemingway: Composition O (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-08] - jazz [***]
  • Glasbird: Norskfjorðr (Whitelabrecs) [03-14] - ambient
  • Margaret Glaspy: Devotion (ATO) [03-27]
  • Ani Glass: Mirores (Neb) [03-06]
  • Glass Animals: Dreamland (Polydor/Republic) [08-07]
  • Dave Glasser: Hypocrisy Democracy (Here Tiz Music) [05-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Jody Glenham: Mood Rock (Summer Witch) [08-07]
  • Gloriae Dei Cantores: Arvo Part: Stabat Mater (Paraclete) - classical
  • Bob Gluck: Early Morning Star (FMR) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Nicolas Godin: Concrete and Glass (NCLS/Because) [01-24] - downtempo
  • Godsticks: Inescapable () [02-07] - metal
  • Godthrymm: Reflections (Profound Lore) [02-14] - doom metal
  • GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin (Blue Note) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Al Gold: Al Gold's Paradise (self-released) [03-06] - blues [A-]
  • Ben Goldberg: Plague Diary (BAG Production) [08-27] - jazz
  • Golden Retriever and Chuck Johnson: Rain Shadow (Thrill Jockey) [05-15]
  • Goldray: Feel the Charge (Akashic) [07-31]
  • Osvaldo Golijov/The Silkroad Ensemble: Falling Out of Time (In a Circle) [10-09] - classical [U]
  • Yuri Goloubev: Two Chevrons Apart (Basho) [04-20] - jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Rare (Interscope) [01-10] - electropop
  • Wendy Gondeln/Mats Gustafsson/Wolfang Voigt: The Shithole Country & Boogie Band (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Gone West: Canyons (Triple Tigers) [06-12] - country
  • Wesley Gonzalez: Appalling Human (Moshi Moshi) [06-12] - indie pop
  • Good Looking Friends: The Light of the Well (We're Trying) [04-17]
  • Alex Goodman: Impressions in Blue and Red (Outside In Music -2CD) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • SG Goodman: Old Time Feeling (Verve Forecast) [07-17] - country
  • Robert Gordon: Rockabilly for Life (Cleopatra) [08-21] - rockabilly [*]
  • Gordi: Our Two Skins (Jagjaguwar) [ 06-26] - alt/indie
  • Ellie Goulding: Brightest Blue (Polydor) [07-17] - pop
  • T Gowdy: Therapy With Colour (Constellation) [05-08]
  • Graindelavoix/Bjorn Schmelze: Gesualdo: Tenebrae (Glossa) - classical
  • Magnus Granberg: Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Grand Pax: PWR (Blue Flowers -EP) [06-26]
  • The Jerry Granelli Trio: Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz
  • Joyce Grant: Surrounded by Blue (Craftedair/Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Simon Nabatov/Dominik Mahnig: Dance Hall Stories (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Conan Gray: Kid Krow (Republic) [03-20] - pop rock
  • Devin Gray: Socialytics (Rataplan) - jazz
  • Nathan Gray: Working Title (End Hits) [01-31]
  • Gordon Grdina/Matt Mitchel/Jim Black: Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio (Skirl) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina Septet: Resist (Irabbagast) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Safar-e-Daroon (Songlines) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina: Prior Street (self-released) [06-12] - jazz [B]
  • Benny Green: Benny's Crib (Sunnyside) [06-26] - jazz
  • CeeLo Green: CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway (Easy Eye Sound) [06-26] - hip-hop [B]
  • Green Day: Father of All . . . (Reprise) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Burton Greene/Guillaume Gargaud: Magic Intensity (Chant -19) - jazz
  • Henry Green: Half Light (Akira) [07-03]
  • Jimmy Greene: While Looking Up (Mack Avenue) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Joe Fonda/Ramon Lopez: Intersecting Lives (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Charlotte Greve/Vinnie Sperrazza/Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Grey Daze: Amends (Loma Vista/Virgin EMI) [06-26] - post-grunge
  • GRID [Nelson/Dahl/Podgurski]: Decomposing Force (NNA) - jazz
  • Ricardo Grilli: 1962 (Tone Rogue) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Grimes: Miss Anthropocene (4AD) [02-21] - art pop [***]
  • Nana Grizol: South Somewhere Else (Don Giovanni) [06-26]
  • Tee Grizzley: The Smartest (300 Entertainment) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Brian Groder Trio: Luminous Arcs (Latham -19) - jazz
  • The Groove Project: Volume 1: Flights of Fantasy (self-released) - jazz
  • Grouplove: Healer (Canvasback) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Grrrl Gang: Here to Stay (Damnably) [02-14] - alt-pop [**]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Reverence (Dreamland -19) [2019-12-15] - jazz [A-]
  • David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson/Rob Mazurek: The Underflow (Corbet vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Grundstein: Schetsen 1 (self-released) [01-31] - jazz
  • Grunen: Disenjambement (Trokaan) - jazz
  • Ethan Gruska: En Garde (Warner) [01-24] - indie pop
  • Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser: Into the Arctic Dreamtime (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Tom Guarna: Spirit Science (Destiny) [09-18] - jazz [U]
  • David Guetta/Morten: New Rave (Parlophone -EP) [07-17] - electronic [**]
  • Guided by Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field (GBV) [02-20] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: Mirrored Aztec (GBV) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • MJ Guider: Sour Cherry Bell (Kranky) [09-18]
  • GuiltyBeatz: Different EP (Banku Music -EP) [04-03] - African [*]
  • Daphne Guinness: Revelations (Absolute) [08-14]
  • GUM: Out in the World (Spinning Top) [06-12]
  • Gum Country: Somewhere (Waterslide) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Gunna: Wunna (Young Stoner Life/300) [05-22] - trap rap
  • Mats Gustafsson: Worn. Kissed. (Underflow) [01-09] - jazz
  • Will Guthrie: Nist-Nah (Black Truffle) - jazz
  • Guvna B: Everywhere + Nowhere (Allo Mate) [04-03]
  • Habibi: Anywhere but Here (Muddguts) [02-14] - garage rock
  • Bartosz Hadala Group: Three Short Stories (Zecernia) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Haden Triplets: The Family Songbook (Trimeter) [01-24] - folk [**]
  • Wolfgang Haffner: Kind of Tango (ACT Music) [02-28] - jazz [B]
  • Robert Haigh: Black Sarabande (Unseen Worlds) [01-24] - modern classical
  • Haiku Hands: Haiku Hands (Mad Decent) [09-10] - electropop [*]
  • Haim: Women in Music Pt III (Columbia) [06-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Luke Haines: Beat Poetry for Survivalists (Omnivore) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Haken: Virus (Inside Out Music) [06-19] - prog-rock
  • Nick Hakim: Will This Make Me Good (ATO) [05-15] - psychedelic soul
  • Hala: Red Herring (Cinematic) [05-01] - indie pop
  • Half Waif: The Caretaker (Anti/Epitaph) [03-27] - art pop
  • Laurel Halo: Possessed: Soundtrack to the Film by Metahaven & Rob Schroder (Vinyl Factory) [04-17] - pop/rock
  • Halsey: Manic (Capitol) [01-17] - pop [***]
  • Amaria Hamadahler: Music From Saharan Whats App 5 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [05-20] - Saharan
  • Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within (Nonesuch) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Hamell on Trial: The Pandemic Songs (Saustex) [06-09] - folk [A-]
  • Hamerkop: Remote (Drag City) [02-07]
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Catch Me If You Can (Capri) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Caylee Hammack: If It Wasn't for You (Capitol Nashville) [08-14] - country
  • Ross Hammond/Oliver Lake/Mike Pride: Our Place on the Wheel (Prescott) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Connie Han: Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue) [06-12] - jazz
  • Handle: In Threes (Upset the Rhythm/Maternal Voice) [03-06]
  • Enrique Haneine: Unlayered (Elegant Walk) - jazz
  • Hanging Valleys: Behind the Backs of Houses (PYL -EP) [02-28]
  • Happyness: Floatr (Infinit Suds) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Scott Hardware: Engel (Telephone Explosion) [04-03]
  • Harkin: Harkin (Hand Mirror) [04-24]
  • Jack Harlow: Sweet Action (Generation Now/Atlantic) [03-13] - mixtape
  • Sarah Harmer: Are You Gone (Arts & Crafts) [02-21]
  • Honey Harper: Starmaker (ATO) [03-06] - alt-country
  • Harrison²: Trout in Swimwear (self-released) [02-09] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Harrison + 18: America at War (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Hart & Ivo Neame: Multiverse (Edition) [02-21] - jazz
  • John Hart: Act Three (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • The Lorca Hart Trio: Colors of Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Mick Harvey: Waves of Anzac/The Journey (Mute) [04-03]
  • Ren Harvieu: Revel in the Drama (Bella Union) [04-03]
  • Jimmy Haslip/Scott Kinsey/Gergo Borlai: ARC Trio (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jimmy Haslip: Red Heat (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) (Ndeya) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Helena Hauff: Kern Vol 5 (Tresor) [06-19] - dj mix
  • Havok: V (Century Media) [05-01] - thrash metal
  • Haux: Violence in a Quiet Mind (Ultra) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Maya Hawke: Blush (Mom + Pop) [08-21]
  • Alexander Hawkins/Tomeka Reid: Shards and Constellations (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Fiona Joy Hawkins: Moving Through Worlds (Little Hartley) - jazz
  • Hawktail: Formations (Padiddle) [01-10]
  • Haxan: White Noise (self-released) [07-24] - rock
  • Dylan Hayes Electric Band: Songs for Rooms and People (Blujazz) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Darren Hayman: Home Time (Fika) [05-22] - indie pop
  • Hazar: Reincarnated (IAN Productions) [08-28] - jazz [U]
  • Headie One X Fred Again: Gang (Relentless -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop
  • Willie J Healey: Twin Heavy (Yala!) [08-07]
  • Kirby Heard: Mama's Biscuits (self-released -19) [2019-11-02] - folk [**]
  • Jimmy Heath: Love Letter (Verve) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Heathen: Empire of the Blind (Nuclear Blast) [09-18] - metal
  • Paul Heaton/Jacqui Abbott: Manchester Calling (Virgin EMI) [03-06] - rock [**]
  • Hegge: Feeling (Particular) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Pablo Held: Ascent (Edition) [02-07] - jazz
  • The Heliocentrics: Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion) [02-14] - nu jazz [***]
  • Hellbound Glory: Pure Scum (Black Country Rock) [06-05] - country
  • Helvetia: This Devastating Map (Joyful Noise) [08-07]
  • Eddie Henderson: Shuffle and Deal (Smoke Sessions) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • G Herbo: PTSD (Epic) [02-28] - trap rap
  • Here to Play: Here to Play (self-released -19) - jazz
  • TJ Hernandez: Destination Unknown (TJ Hernandez) [05-04] - country
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: Artificial Happiness Button (Ropeadope) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Marshal Herridge: Chapter One (Bonneville) - jazz
  • Daniel Herskedal: Call for Winter (Edition) - jazz
  • Daniel Hersog: Night Devoid of Stars (Cellar Live) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Monika Herzig: Eternal Dance (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Hess Quartet: Present Company (Diskonife) - jazz
  • Izan Hesse: Sunday Mood (Social Sculpture) [03-10] - techno
  • James Leonard Hewitson: Only the Noise Will Save Me (James Leonard Hewitson) [02-28]
  • Hexvessel: Kindred (Svart) [03-20] - metal
  • Hey Exit: Arm's Reach (Else 3) (self-released) - jazz
  • Lily Hiatt: Walking Proof (New West) [03-27] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marko Hietala: Pyre of the Black Heart (Nuclear Blast) [01-24]
  • Tyler Higgins: Broken Blues (Shhpuma) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Highasakite: The Bare Romantic Pt 2 (Propeller -EP) [02-07]
  • Higher Power: 27 Miles Under Water (Roadrunner) [01-24] - alt metal
  • Kacy Hill: Is It Selfish if We Talk About Me Again (Kacy Hill) [07-10] - indie pop
  • Theo Hill: Reality Check (Posi-Tone) [01-24] - jazz
  • Hill Country: Hill Country (Hill Country) [05-22] - country
  • Lisa Hilton: Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • Hinds: The Prettiest Curse (Mom + Pop) [06-05] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Art Hirahara: Balance Point (Posi-Tone) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • HMLTD: West of Eden (Lucky Number) [02-07] - art pop
  • Rui Ho: Lov3 & L1ght (Planet Mu) [09-04]
  • Hockey Dad: Brain Candy (Australia) [07-31]
  • Hodge: Shadows in Blue (Houndstooth) [04-17]
  • Derrick Hodge: Color of Noize (Blue Note) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Anna Hogberg Attack: Lena (Omlott) [04-25] - jazz [***]
  • Jasper Hoiby: Planet B (Edition) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Sigurd Hole: Lys/Morke (Eivesang -2CD) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Lonnie Holley: National Freedom (Jagjaguwar) [07-03] - psychedelic soul
  • John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot (Flexatonic) [08-14] - jazz [B-]
  • Christopher Hollyday & Telepathy: Dialogue (Jazzbeat Productions) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Hollywood Undead: New Empire Vol 1 (BMG) [02-14] - alt metal
  • Mike Holober/Marvin Stamm Quartet: Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar (Big Miles Music) - jazz
  • Emmanuel Holterbach & Blutwurst: Ricercar Nell'ombra (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Holy: Ryder (PNKSLM) [02-28] - psychedelic pop
  • Holy Fuck: Deleter (Last Gang) [01-17] - indietronica [***]
  • Holy Wave: Interloper (Reverberation Appreciation Society) [07-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Homesick: The Big Exercise (Sub Pop) [02-07] - indie pop
  • Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Bluebeard (Challenge) - jazz
  • Hook: Crashed My Car (GC) [01-23] - trap rap
  • JC Hopkins Biggish Band: New York Moment (Twee-Jazz) [04-05] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality: The Mighty Unlikely (JazzHausMusik) - jazz
  • Niall Horan: Heartbreak Weather (Capitol) [03-13] - pop
  • Horizons Jazz Orchestra: The Brite Side (self-released) - jazz
  • Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection (Zappo) [08-14] - rock
  • Horse Lords: The Common Task (Northern Spy) [03-13] - math rock [*]
  • Hoshina Anniversary: Odoriko (Alien Jams) [03-20] - electronic
  • Anna Hostman/Cheryl Duvall: Harbour (Redshift) - jazz
  • Hot Country Knights: The K Is Silent (Capitol) [05-01] - country
  • House of Lords: New World/New Eyes (Frontiers) [06-12] - rock
  • Houses of Heaven: Silent Places (Felte) [05-01] - new wave
  • Steve Howe: Love Is (BMG) [07-31]
  • Howling: Colure (Counter) [07-24] - electropop
  • The Howling Hex: Knuckleball Express (Fat Possum) [04-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring (Big Machine) [07-10] - country [**]
  • Hubris: Metempsychosis (Art as Catharsis) [03-13] - metal
  • Sierra Hull: 25 Trips (Rounder) [02-28] -
  • Hum: Inlet (Earth Analog) [06-23] - shoegaze
  • Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes (self-released -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz
  • Human Feel: The Tower Tapes #5 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • The Human Hearts: Day of the Tiles (self-released -EP) [06-07]
  • Human Impact: Human Impact (Ipecac) [03-13] - noise rock
  • Humanist: Humanist (Ignition) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • Holly Humberstone: Falling Asleep at the Wheel (Platoon -EP) [08-14] - indie pop
  • Sophie Hunger: Halluzinationen (Caroline) [08-28]
  • Sam Hunt: Southside (MCA Nashville) [04-03] - country [*]
  • The James Hunter Six: Nick of Time (Daptone) [03-06] - blue-eyed soul
  • Hurts: Faith (Lento) [09-04] - electropop
  • J Hus: Big Conspiracy (Black Butter) [01-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gary Husband & Markus Reuter: Music of Our Times (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Husky: Stardust Blues (self-released) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • Christian Lee Hutson: Beginners (Anti/Epitaph) [05-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Human Rites Trio (True Sound) [07-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Hymn: Silence, Then Birds (Confront -19) [06-00] - jazz
  • Hyroglifics & Sinistarr: BS6 (Hooversound) [03-13] - electronic
  • I Break Horses: Warnings (Bella Union) [05-08] - dream pop
  • I Like Trains: Kompromat (Crash) [08-21] - post-punk
  • I Think You're Awesome: Suite to Be You and Me (Jaegar Community) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • Ialive: I'll Wait Forever (Ialive) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Christopher Icasiano: Provinces (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Idle Hands: Solid Moments (Posi-Tone) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Idles: Ultra Mono (Partisan) [09-25]
  • Igorr: Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade) [03-27] - metal
  • Johnny Iguana: Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular (Delmark) [08-21] - blues [**]
  • Ihsahn: Telemark (-EP) [02-14] - metal
  • Ihsahn: Pharos (Candlelight -EP) [09-11] - metal
  • IKB: Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Illuminati Hotties: Free IH: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For (Big Scary Monsters) [07-17] - art punk
  • I'm Glad It's You: Every Sun Every Moon (6131) [05-15]
  • Imperial Triumphant: Alphaville (Century Media) [07-31] - avant-garde metal
  • Incantation: Sect of Vile Divinities (Relapse) [08-21] - metal
  • John Pal Inderberg Trio: Radio Inderberg (AMP Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Indigo Girls: Look Long (Rounder) [05-22] - folk
  • Indigos: Indigos (Club AC30 -EP) [08-21]
  • Indoor Voices: Echoes (self-released -EP) [05-03]
  • Jasmine Infiniti: Bxtch Slap (New World Dysorder World Wide) [03-27] - club
  • Ingested: Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader) [08-14] - metal
  • InMe: Jumpstart Hope (Killing Moon) [01-17]
  • Mikko Innanen: Autonomus I-XXX (Fiasko -19) [2019-11-01] - jazz
  • Innards: Back From the Grave, Straight in Your Face (Transcending Obscurity -EP) [02-21] - death metal
  • Neil Innes: How Sweet to Be an Idiot (Grapefruit) [05-22]
  • The Innocence Mission: See You Tomorrow (Therese) [01-17] - indie folk
  • Insect Ark: The Vanishing (Profound Lore) [02-28] - rock
  • InTechnicolour: Big Sleeper (Big Scary Monsters) [02-21]
  • Inter Arma: Garbers Days Revisited (Relapse) [07-10] - metal
  • Internet Money: B4 the Storm (Internet Money) [08-28] - trap rap
  • Into It. Over It.: Figure (Triple Crown) [09-18] - emo
  • Intronaut: Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade) [02-28] - prog metal
  • Inventions: Continuous Portrait (Temporary Residence) [05-29]
  • Invocation: Attunement to Death (Iron Bonehead -EP) [02-21] - metal
  • Iojii: Lo & Behold (Iojii) [01-14] - hip-hop
  • Gianni Iorio & Pasquale Stafano: Mediterranean Tales (Enja) - jazz
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri: Peripeteia (05-22)
  • Irist: Order of the Mind (Nuclear Blast) [03-27] - metal
  • Christoph Irniger Trio: Open City (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • The Irrepressibles: Superheroes () [07-24]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You? (International Anthem) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Italy (self-released) [05-01] - jazz
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Berlin (self-released) [06-19] - jazz
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: Reunions (Southeastern) [05-15] - Americana [*]
  • Islet: Eyelet (Fire) [03-06] - art pop
  • Ital Tek: Outland (Planet Mu) [05-01] - experimental electronic
  • Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1: Racing a Butterfly (Bjurecords) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Thana Iyer: Kind (Topshelf) [07-31]
  • Alex Izenberg: Caravan Chateau (Domino/Weird World) [07-31]
  • Nicholas Jaar: Cenizas (Other People) [03-27] - ambient
  • Nicholas Jaar: Telas (Other People) [07-17] - ambient
  • Jabru: Old Rope (Jabru) [03-20] - grime
  • Jacaszek: Music for Film (Ghostly International) [03-27]
  • Jacksonville: FON (Hobbes Music -EP) [03-13] - electronic
  • Jadakiss: Ignatius (Def Jam/Roc Nation) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue (Merge) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Mia Jae: Couples Therapy (self-released -EP) [03-18] - soul
  • Kassel Jaeger: Swamps/Things (Shelter Press) [07-10] - ambient
  • Andy Jaffe Nonet + 3: Chorinhoso (Playscape) - jazz
  • Jaga Jazzist: Pyramid (Brainfeeder) [08-07] - jazz
  • Sunny Jain: Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways) [02-21] - Indian
  • Siv Jakobsen: A Temporary Soothing (U OK?) [08-21]
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: The Price of Tea in China (ALC/Boldy James) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boldy James & Sterling Toles: Manger on McNichols () [07-22] - hip-hop
  • Boldy James: The Versace Tape (Griselda) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Boney James: Solid (Concord) [06-12] - jazz
  • Jose James: No Beginning No End 2 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-05] - vocal jazz
  • Leifur James: Angel in Disguise (Night Time Stories) [06-05]
  • Luke James: To Feel Love/d (Culture Collective/Howling Nights) [01-31]
  • Paul James: As We Go Wandering (PPJ) [01-31] - country
  • Jamie 3:26: Jamie 3:26 Presents a Taste of Chicago (BBE) [03-27] - electronic
  • Tomas Janzon: 130th & Lenox (Changes) - jazz
  • Japandroids: Massey Fucking Hall (Anti) [06-26]
  • Jarboe: Illusory (Consouling Sounds) [04-16] - metal
  • Sarah Jarosz: World on the Ground (Rounder) [06-05]
  • Jarv Is: Beyond the Pale (Rough Trade) [07-17] - art rock [A-]
  • Jaunt: All in One (Jaunt) [04-16]
  • Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony (Roc Nation) [03-13] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Rajiv Jayaweera: Pistils (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • The Jayhawks: XOXO (Sham) [07-10] - alt-country
  • Jaye Jayle: Prisyn (Sargent House) [08-07]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays II (Blue Engine -19) [2019-10-25] - Christmas jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Sherman Irby's Inferno (Blue Engine) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: The Music of Wayne Shorter (Blue Engine -2CD) [01-31] - jazz [B-]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Black Brown & Beige (Blue Engine) [03-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Rock Chalk Suite (Blue Engine) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Christopher Crenshaw's the Fifties: A Prism (Blue Engine) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Ever Fonky Lowdown (Blue Engine -2CD) [08-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Jazzagenturen: The Stockholm Corona Sessions Volume One (Bra Skivor) - jazz
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Beethoven's Breakdown (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Jealous of the Birds: Peninsula (Atlantic) [09-18]
  • Mick Jenkins: The Circus (Free Nation/Cinematic) [01-10] - hip-hop
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated Side B (School Boy) [05-22] - pop [**]
  • Jetstream Pony: Jetstream Pony (Shelflife) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Park Hye Jin: How Can I (Ninja Tune -EP) [06-26] - deep house
  • Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra: Midnight Stroll (self-released) - jazz
  • Oscar Jerome: Breathe Deep (Caroline) [08-14] - neo-soul
  • Jim Bob: Pop Up Jim Bob (Cherry Red) [08-14]
  • Joan: Cloudy (self-released -EP) [08-06]
  • Joan as Police Woman: Cover Two (Sweet Police) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Jobs: Endless Birthdays (Ramp Local) [08-07]
  • Jockstrap: Wicked City (Warp -EP) [06-19] - glitch pop [B]
  • Alain Johannes: Hum (Ipecac) [07-31]
  • Joanna John/Burkhard Stangl: Lynx (Interstellar -19) - jazz
  • Aubrey Johnson: Unraveled (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Josiah Johnson: Every Feeling on a Loop (Anti-) [09-04] - folk
  • Russ Johnson/Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Isaiah Spencer/Jeremy Cunningham: Harmattan (Aerophonic) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • JoJo: Good to Know (Warner) [05-01] - r&b
  • A Joker's Rage: The Rain Dance (self-released -19) [2019-10-25]
  • Caleb Landry Jones: The Mother Stone (Sacred Bones) [05-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Zora Jones: Ten Billion Angels (Fractal Fantasy) [09-08]
  • Jimmy Johnson: Every Day of Your Life (Delmark -19) [2019-12-06] - blues
  • Jonathan Something: Cannibal House Rules (Solitaire) [08-07]
  • Karen Jonas: The Southwest Sky & Other Dreams (Yellow Brick) [08-28] - country [**]
  • Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off the Floor (Blue Note) [06-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Alex Jonsson: Heathland (self-released) - jazz
  • India Jordan: For You (Local Action -EP) [05-20] - house
  • Edward "Kidd" Jordan/Joel Futterman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: A Tribute to Alvin Fielder: Live at Vision Festival XXIV (Mahakala Music) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Sass Jordan: Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain) [03-13] - B\blues
  • Jordana: Something to Say (Grand Jury Music -EP) [07-31]
  • Jerry Joseph: The Beautiful Madness (Decor) [08-21]
  • Jouska: Everything Is Good (Kokeplate) [09-11]
  • Joyfultalk: A Separation of Being (Constellation) [03-13]
  • Joywave: Possession (Hollywood/Cultco) [03-13]
  • Andrew Judah: Impossible Staircase (Sounds Suspicious) [04-20]
  • Juice WRLD: Legends Never Die (Grade A/Interscope) [07-10] - trap rap
  • July Talk: Pray for It (Sleepless/BMG) [07-10]
  • Juman: Music to Study To (self-released -EP) [03-11] - soul
  • Jumpstarted Plowhards: Round One (Recess -19) [2019-10-04] - punk [*]
  • Jungle Brothers: Keep It Jungle (JBeez) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Junia-T: Studio Monk (3-5 Playa Productions/Pirates Blend) [01-24] - hip-hop
  • Juniore: Un Deux Trois (Le Phonographe) [02-28] - pop/rock
  • Junk Drawer: Ready for the House (Art for Blind) [04-24]
  • Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? (Mama Bird) [05-01] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Vic Juris: Let's Cool One (SteepleChase) [05-08] - jazz [*]
  • The Just Joans: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans (Fika) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Jyoti: Mama, You Can Bet! (SomeOthaShip) [08-28] - vocal jazz [**]
  • JZ Replacement: Disrespectful (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • KA: Descendants of Cain (Iron Works) [05-01] - abstract hip-hop [***]
  • Kairon; IRSE!: Polysomm (Svart) [09-11] - shoegaze
  • Leven Kali: Hightide (Interscope) [05-01] - r&b
  • Kaliyuga: In Hearts Wake (UNFD) [08-07]
  • Kall: Brand (Prophecy Productions) [06-19] - metal
  • Kamakaze/Eyez/Capo Lee/Big Zuu: Royal Rumble (Ditto) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Kamaiyah: Got It Made (GRND.WRK/Empire) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Kansas: The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music) [07-17]
  • Kansas Smitty's: Things Happened Here (Ever) [06-26]
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Double Trio: CliffPools (Driff) [02-12] - jazz
  • Matt Karmil: STS371 (Smalltown Supersound) [03-27]
  • Karuna Trio: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) - jazz
  • Katatonia: City Burials (Peaceville) [04-24] - metal
  • Kate NV: Room for the Moon (RVNG Intl) [06-12] - art pop [A-]
  • Kyoko Katsunuma + Jun Miyake: Colomena (P-Vine -19) [2019-09-18] - jazz
  • Zebra Katz: Less Is Moor (ZFK) [03-20] - experimental hip-hop
  • Zlatko Kaucic/Tomaz Grom: The Ear Is in the Shadow of the Eye (Sploh -19) - jazz
  • Kaze & Ikue Mori: Sand Storm (Libra) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • David Keenan: A Beginner's Guide to Bravery (Rubyworks) [01-10]
  • Kehlani: It Was Good Until It Wasn't (TSNMI/Atlantic) [05-08] - r&b [A-]
  • Aly Keita/Jan Galega Bronnimann/Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Tyler Keith: The Last Drag (Black & Wyatt) [04-10] - rock
  • KeiyaA: Forever, Ya Girl (Keiya) [03-27] - neo-soul [**]
  • Keleketia!: Keleketia! (Ahead of Our Time) [07-03] - afrobeat
  • Andrea Keller: Transients: Volume 2 (self-released) - jazz
  • Andrea Keller's Five Below: Life Is Beautiful (self-released) [06-26] - jazz
  • Paul Kelly/Paul Grabowsky: Please Leave Your Light On (Cooking Vinyl) [08-14]
  • Ruston Kelly: Shape & Destroy (Concord/Rounder) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Jon-Erik Kellso: Sweet Fruits Salty Roots (Jazzology) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Nelson Kempf: Family Dollar (Hourglass) [07-24]
  • Tom Kennedy: Stories (self-released) - jazz
  • Madeline Kenney: Sucker's Lunch (Carpark) [07-31] - indie pop
  • Mazen Kerbaj: Solo Trumpet Vol 2.2 Cuts, Overdubs, Use of Electronics (Discrepant -19) - jazz
  • Mazen Kerbaj: The Corona Diaries () - jazz
  • Kesha: High Road (Kemosabe) [01-31] - pop [*]
  • Eva Kess: Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars (Neuklang) [08-28] - jazz [***]
  • Kestrels: Dream or Don't Dream (Darla) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Key Glock: Yellow Tape (Paper Route/Empire) [01-31] - mixtape
  • Alicia Keys: Alicia (RCA) [09-18] - r&b
  • Chris Keys: Innocent Country 2 (Mello Music Group) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Keys & Screws [Thomas Borgmann/Jan Roder/Willi Kellers]: Some More Jazz (NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Donna Khalife: Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (self-released -19) [2019-11-19] - vocal jazz
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun (Dead Oceans -EP) [02-07] - psychedelic soul
  • Khruangbin: Mordechai (Dead Oceans) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • The Kid Laroi: Fuck Love (Columbia) [07-24]
  • Kidbug: Kidbug (Joyful Noise) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Kidsmoke: A Vision in the Dark (Libertino) [06-19]
  • Kiesza: Crave (Zebra Spirit Tribe) [08-14]
  • Kilo: Maybe We Could (Ghostly International) [07-17] - electronic
  • Killer Kin: Bad Bad Minds (Killer Kin) [01-20] - rock
  • The Killers: Imploding the Mirage (Island) [08-21] - new wave
  • Sukyung Kim: Lilac Hill (self-released -EP) [05-10] - jazz [*]
  • Marcus King: El Dorado (Fantasy) [01-17]
  • King Buzzo With Trevor Dunn: Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac) [08-14]
  • King Charles: Out of My Mind (Buffalo Game Limited) [04-17]
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Chunky Shrapnel (ATO) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • King Krule: Man Alive! (True Pather) [02-21] - art rock [B]
  • John Carroll Kirby: My Garden (Stones Throw) [04-24] - instrumental
  • Quin Kirchner: The Shadows and the Light (Astral Spirits) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Kiwi Jr: Football Money (Persona Non Grata) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Jordan Klassen: Tell Me What to Do (Fontana North) [05-22] - folk
  • Klo Pelgag: Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Secret City) [06-26] - baroque pop
  • KMRU: Peel (Editions Mego) [07-23] - electronic
  • Aidan Knight: Aidan Knight (Next Door) [08-28]
  • Knot: Knot (Exploding in Sound) [08-28]
  • Knuckle Puck: 20/20 (Rise) [09-18] - pop punk
  • Knucks: London Class () [09-11]
  • Kirk Knuffke: Brightness: Live in Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • K-Lone: Cape Cira (Wisdom Teeth) [04-24]
  • Knxwledge: 1988 (Stones Throw) [03-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Kodaline: One Day at a Time (AWAL) [06-12]
  • Kool AD: The Pacifist Game () [01-24] - mixtape
  • Kool AD: Peace () [06-05] - mixtape
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Little Dominiques Nosebleed (Stones Throw) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Kenny Kotwitz & the LA Jazz Quintet: When Lights Are Low (PMRecords) [08-01] - jazz [*]
  • Sofia Kourtesis: Sarita Colonia (Studio Barnhus -EP) [02-14] - deep house
  • Mark Kozelek With Ben Boye and Jim White: 2 (Caldo Verde) [02-07]
  • Mark Kozelek: All the Best, Isaac Hayes (Caldo Verde) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Breath & Hammer (Table Pounding) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Diana Krall: This Dream of You (Verve) [09-25] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Wayne Krantz: Write Out Your Head (Abstract Logix) - jazz
  • Kevin Krauter: Full Hand (Bayonet) [02-28] - dream pop
  • James Krivchenia: A New Found Relaxation (House Arrest) [06-26] - new age
  • Krononaut: Krononaut (Tak:til) [09-04]
  • Krosis: A Memoir of Free Will (Unique Leader) [02-07]
  • Maria Kruttli: The Kind of Happy One (QFTF) - jazz
  • KSI: Dissimulation (RBC) [05-22] - UK hip-hop
  • Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio: Mind the Gap of Silence (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Joachim Kuhn/Mateusz Smoczynski: Speaking Sound (ACT) [01-31] - jazz
  • Stefanie Kunckler Ymonos: Amateur (Unit -EP) [02-21] - jazz
  • Takuya Kuroda: Fly Moon Die Soon (First Word) [09-18]
  • Samo Kutin/Martin Kuchen: Stutter and Strike (Sploh) - jazz
  • Kuzu [Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon]: Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Kvelertak: Splid (Rise) [02-14] - hardcore punk
  • Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch) [07-17] - r&b [*]
  • ERR: stream no grade: La Lucha: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • La Lucha: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Arbors) [06-12] - jazz
  • La Pingo's Orquesta & Todd Clouser: Midwest/Bajio (Ropeadope Sur) [07-10] - jazz [*]
  • La Roux: Supervision (Believe) [02-07] - synthpop
  • LA Priest: Gene (Domino) [06-05]
  • LA Witch: Play With Fire (Suicide Squeeze) [08-21] - garage rock
  • Jimothy Lacoste: The Safeway (Spinnup) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Lady Gaga: Chromatica (Interscope) [05-29] - pop [***]
  • Pokey LaFarge: Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West) [04-10] - old-time
  • Lafawndah: The Fifth Season () [09-08]
  • Natalia Lafourcade: Un Canto Por Mexico Vol 1 (Sony Mexico) [05-08] - Mexican
  • Seth Lakeman: A Pilgrim's Tale (BMG) [02-07]
  • Dalai Lama: Inner World (Hitco) [07-06] - spoken word
  • Lamb of God: Lamb of God (Epic) [06-19] - alt metal
  • Adam Lambert: Velvet (More Is More/Empire) [03-20] - synth funk
  • Ray LaMontagne: Monovision (RCA) [06-26] - adult alt/indie
  • Land of Talk: Indistinct Conversations (Saddle Creek) [07-31] - pop/rock
  • Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren: Kristallen (ACT) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Sonny Landreth: Blacktop Run (Provogue) [02-21] - blues
  • Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs of Sorrow (Heavenly) [05-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Tory Lanez: The New Toronto 3 (Interscope) [04-10] - trap rap
  • Brian Landrus/Fred Hersch/Drew Gress/Billy Hart: For Now (BlueLand) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Rhys Langston: Language Arts Unit (Rhys Langston) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Lanterns on the Lake: Spook the Herd (Bella Union) [02-21]
  • Jessy Lanza: All the Time (Hyperdub) [07-24] - electronic [*]
  • Lapsley: Through Water (XL) [03-20] - art pop
  • Laraaji: Sun Piano (All Saints) [07-17] - new age
  • Large Unit/Fendika: EthioBraz (PNL -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Larkin Poe: Self Made Man (Tricki-Woo) [06-12]
  • Ray Larsen: Songs to Fill the Air (Slow & Steady) [04-03] - vocal jazz
  • Last Dream of the Morning: Crucial Anatomy (Trost) - jazz
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Kris Davis: Blood Moon (Intakt) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Laume: Waterbirth (Carpark) [01-17] - electropop
  • Lauv: How I'm Feeling (AWAL) [03-06] - electropop
  • Bettye Lavette: Blackbirds (Verve) [08-28] - r&b [***]
  • Ant Law: The Sleeper Wakes (Edition) [07-24] - jazz
  • John Law's Congregation: Configuration (Ubuntu Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • The Lawrence Arms: Skeleton Coast (Epitaph) [07-17] - punk
  • Gabor Lazar: Source (Planet Mu) [06-26] - electronic
  • Le Couleur: Concorde (Lisbon Lux) [09-11]
  • Olivier Le Goas & Reciprocity: Onramp of Heaven Dreams (Challenge) - jazz
  • Le Ren: Morning & Melancholia (Secretly Canadian -EP) [07-31]
  • Ledisi: The Wild Card (Listen Back Entertainment) [08-28] - r&b
  • Cindy Lee: What's Tonight to Eternity (W.25th) [02-14] - lo-fi
  • Cindy Lee: Cat O' Nine Tails (CCQSK Enterprises) [04-14] - hypnagogic pop
  • Gabe Lee: Honky Tonk Hell (Torrez Music Group) [03-13] - country [**]
  • Jimin Lee: Strange Flower (Mirrorball) - jazz
  • Okkyung Lee: Yeo-Neun (Shelter Press) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Sam Lee: Old Wow (Cooking Vinyl) [01-31] - folk
  • Leeched: To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse (Prosthetic) [01-31] - metalcore
  • Left of Center: Crossing the Water (self-released) - jazz
  • John Legend: Bigger Love (Columbia) [06-19]
  • Steve Lehman: Xenakis and the Valedictorian (Pi) [04-24] - jazz
  • Urs Leimgruber/Andreas Willers/Alvin Curran/Fabrizio Spera: Rome-ing (Leo -19) [2019-10-00] - jazz [**]
  • Hamilton Leithauser: The Loves of Your Life (Glassnote) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • Jens Lekman/Annika Norlin: Correspondence (Secretly Canadian) [07-17] - rock
  • The Lemon Twigs: Songs for the General Public (4AD) [08-21] - glam rock
  • Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene (Jazzhaus) [05-21] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Jinx Lennon: Border Schizzo Fffolk Songs for the Fuc**d (Septic Tiger) [04-03] - punk poet [**]
  • Frank Lenz: Pyramid (Frank Lenz) [01-24] - jazz
  • The Leonard Simpson Duo: LSD (Jakarta) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • Lex Leosis: Mythologies (self-released) [03-27] - hip-hop
  • Sondre Lerche: Patience (PLZ) [06-05] - indie pop
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Amazones Power (Real World) [01-24] - Africa [**]
  • Less Bells: Mourning Jewelry (Kranky) [08-21]
  • Let Spin: Steal the Light (Efpi) - jazz
  • Allegra Levy: Lose My Number (SteepleChase) [08-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra: The Planets: Reimagined (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [B-]
  • Huey Lewis & the News: Weather (New Hulex/BMG) [02-14] - pop
  • James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Molecular (Intakt) [10-16] - jazz
  • Klara Lewis: Ingrid (Editions Mego) [05-01] - post-minimalism
  • Rhys Lewis: Things I Chose to Remember (Decca) [07-10]
  • Lewsberg: In This House (self-released) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Leya: Flood Dream (NNA Tapes) [03-06] - avant-folk
  • Lie: You Want It Real (Mint) [02-28]
  • Life on Venus: Odes to the Void (Shelflife) [08-21]
  • Lighght: They Are Just Bangers Bro, Please Don't Think Too Hard About It, Bro You Gotta Stop Thinking, Please Bro Come On (Lighght) [03-18] - electronic
  • Gordon Lightfoot: Solo (Rhino) [03-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Lil Baby: My Turn (Quality Control) [02-28] - trap rap
  • Lil Durk: Just Cause Y'all Waited 2 (Alamo) [05-08] - trap rap
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake (Atlantic) [03-06] - trap rap
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Luv vs the World 2 (Atlantic) [03-13] - trap rap
  • Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 3 (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Lil Wayne: Funeral (Young Money) [01-31] - trap rap [**]
  • Lilim: Weighted Ghosts (self-released) [06-05]
  • The Eric Lilley Trio: Joie De Vivre (Twin Goat) [05-15] - jazz
  • Lime Cordiale: 14 Steps to a Better You (Chugg Music/London Cowboys) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg: Largest Afternoon (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia (Warner) [03-27] - pop [A-]
  • Dua Lipa & the Blessed Madonna: Club Future Nostalgia (Warner) [08-28] - house [***]
  • Lithics: Wendy Kraemer EP (Moone -EP) [02-07]
  • Lithics: Tower of Age (Trouble in Mind) [06-05]
  • Son Little: Aloha (Anti/Epitaph) [01-31] - blues
  • Little Big Town: Nightfall (Capitol Nashville) [01-17] - country
  • Little Dragon: New Me, Same Us (Ninja Tune) [03-27] - art pop
  • Little Kid: Transfiguration Highway (Solitaire) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Little Simz: Drop 6 (Age 101 -EP) [05-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Liv.E: Couldn't Wait to Tell You . . . (In Real Life) [07-31]
  • Live Burial: Unending Futility (Transcending Obscurity) [04-03]
  • Liza Anne: Bad Vacation (Arts & Crafts) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Charles Lloyd: 8: Kindred Spirits (Live From the Lobero) (Blue Note) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Loathe: I Let It in and It Took Everything (SharpTone) [02-07] - etalcore
  • Local H: Lifers (AntiFragile) [04-10] - hard rock
  • Locate S, 1: Personalia (Captured Tracks) [04-03]
  • Lisa Loeb: A Simple Trick to Happiness (Furious Rose) [02-28]
  • Logic: No Pressure (Def Jam) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Mark Lomax II & the Urban Art Ensemble: 400 Years Suite (CFG Multimedia) [01-20] - jazz [A]
  • The Mark Lomax Trio: The Last Concert: Ankh & the Tree of Life (CFG Multimedia) [08-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Lomelda: Hannah (Double Double Whammy) [09-04] - indie folk
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Joe McPhee: No Time Left for Sadness (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Theophilus London: Bebey (My Bebey) [01-17] - pop rap
  • The Lone Bellow: Half Moon Light (Dualtone) [02-07]
  • Long Distance Poison: Technical Mentality (Hausu Mountain) [01-31]
  • Daniel Lopatin: Uncut Gems [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Warp -19) [2019-12-13] - electronic
  • Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet: Believe, Believe (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Lopez Trio: Triptych (self-released) [03-20] - jazz
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa: Te Lo Dije (Mack Avenue) [J|jazz]
  • Lord Tusk: Paradise Awaits (UltraWaveVisions) [06-12] - electronic
  • John Lost & the Cause: Casual Fitness (Late Breakfast) [08-27]
  • The Lost Melody [Joe Davidian/Jamie Ousley/Austin McMahon]: New Songs for Old Souls (Tie) - jazz
  • Antti Lotjonen Quintet East: ALQE (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Louise: Heavy Love (Lil Lou/Warner) [01-17]
  • Love Fame Tragedy: Wherever I Go, I Want to Leave (Good Soldier Songs) [07-10] - indie pop
  • The Lovely Eggs: I Am Moron (The Lovely Eggs) [04-03]
  • Loving: If I Am Only My Thoughts (Last Gang) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Nick Lowe: Lay It On Me (Yep Roc -EP) [06-05]
  • LP and the Vinyl: Heard and Seen (OA2) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Rob Luft: Life Is the Dancer (Edition) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Luka Productions & Kandiafa: Music From Saharan WhatsApp Volume 6 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [06-19] - African [**]
  • Fanny Lumsden: Fallow (Cooking Vinyl) [03-13]
  • Corb Lund: Agricultural Tragic (New West) [04-24] - country [**]
  • Lupe Fiasco/Kaelin Ellis: House (1st & 15th -EP) [07-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lurker of Chalice: Tellurian Slaked Furnace (Nuclear War Now!) [03-01] - metal
  • Ronnie Luxe: Rabbit Hole (self-released -EP) [06-29] - hip-hop
  • Anna Lynch: Apples in the Fall (SJ21) [03-13] - folk
  • Lynks Afrikka: Smash Hits Vol 1 (LynksCorp -EP) [07-01]
  • Jackie Lynn: Jacqueline (Drag City) [04-10] - art pop
  • Shelby Lynne: Shelby Lynne (Thirty Tigers) [04-17] - country
  • Hayoung Lyou: Metamorphosis (Endectomorph Music) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • Lyrics Born & Custo: Lyrics Born & Custom Present Rapp Nite (self-released -19) [2019-06-17] - hip-hop
  • Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley: Known/Unknown (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • M24: Drip N Drill (self-released) [08-21] - hip-hop
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Mabern (Smoke Sessions) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Frank Macchia/Brock Avery: Rhythm Abstraction: Azure (Cacophony) - jazz
  • Mach-Hommy: Mach's Hard Lemonade (self-released) [08-08]
  • Machine Girl: U-Void Synthesizer (1818199 DK2) [02-27] - electronic [B-]
  • Macula Dog: Breezy (Wharf Cat) [04-24] - experimental rock
  • Maddie & Tae: The Way It Feels (Mercury Nashville) [04-10] - country
  • Madre Vaca: Winterreise (Madre Vaca) [06-04] - jazz [B]
  • The Magic Gang: Death of the Party (Warner Music) [08-21]
  • The Magnetic Fields: Quickies (Nonesuch) [05-15] - indie pop [*]
  • Magnum: The Serpent Rings (Steamhammer) [01-17]
  • Roberto Magris: Suite! (JMood) [08-17] - jazz [**]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio (Whirlwind) [06-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Maita: Best Wishes (Kill Rock Stars) [05-15]
  • Majamisty Trio: Organic (Mistyland) - jazz
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: Modes of Communication: Letters From the Underworlds (Blue Note) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Mako Sica/Hamid Drake: Balancing Tear (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Katie Malco: Failures (6131) [06-05]
  • Mali Music: The Book of Mali (K Approved) [08-14] - African
  • Michael Malis: Dualisms (self-released) - jazz
  • Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques (Matador) [03-06] - folk rock [*]
  • Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Maltese: Madhouse (Nettwerk -EP) [08-07]
  • Maluma: Papi Juancho (Sony Latin) [08-21] - reggaeton
  • Mammal Hands: Captured Spirits (Gondwana) [09-11] - jazz
  • Man Man: Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between (Sub Pop) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Becca Mancari: The Greatest Part (Captured Tracks) [06-26]
  • Denise Mangiardi: Brown Book (Alice's Loft Music) [02-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Joyce Manor: Songs From Northern Torrance (Epitaph) [05-29]
  • Jacam Manricks: Samadhi (Manricks Music) [09-04] - jazz [U]
  • Marilyn Manson: We Are Chaos (Loma Vista) [09-11] - glam rock
  • Ray Mantilla: Rebirth (Savant) - jazz
  • Mapache: From Liberty Street (Yep Roc) [03-20]
  • Roc Marciano: Marcielago (Marci) [01-24] - hip-hop
  • Desire Marea: Desire (Izimakade) [01-10] - deconstructed club
  • Gregoire Maret/Romain Collin/Bill Frisell: Americana (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Gia Margaret: Mia Gargaret (Orindal) [06-12]
  • Markus Floats: Third Album (Constellation) [05-01] - electroacoustic
  • Laura Marling: Song for Our Daughter (Chrysalis/Partisan) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Thomas Marriott: Trumpet Ship (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Party (Troubadour Jass) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Marsalis: Live (Basin Street) - jazz
  • Brian Marsella: Gatos Do Sul (Tzadik) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Rhys Marsh: October After All (Karisma -19) [2019-02-22] - jazz
  • Marsicans: Ursa Major (Killing Moon) [08-14]
  • Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper/9th Wonder/Kamasi Washington: Dinner Party (Sound of Crenshaw/Empire -EP) [07-10] - neo-soul
  • Walter Martin: The World at Night (Family Jukebox) [01-31]
  • Masaa: Irade (Traumton) [02-14] - jazz
  • Lauren Mascitti: God Made a Woman (Lauren Mascitti) [01-08] - country
  • Sasha Mashin: Happy Synapse (Rainy Days) [05-08] - jazz
  • Maserati: Enter the Mirror (Temporary Residence) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Gigi Masin: Calypso (Apollo) [02-28] - ambient
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat (self-released) [04-15] - hip-hop
  • Massive Wagons: House of Noise (Absolute) [07-17]
  • Master Oogway: Earth and Other Worlds (Rune Grammofon) [04-17] - jazz
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Night Talk: The Alec Wilder Songbook (Capri) - jazz
  • The Mastersons: No Time for Love Songs (Red House) [03-06]
  • Matador: Matador V (self-released) - jazz
  • Sabir Mateen/Patrick Holmes/Federico Ughi: Survival Situation (577) - jazz [**]
  • Chad Matheny: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field -EP) [04-14] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Matmos: The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form (Thrill Jockey) [08-21] - electronic
  • Mike Mattison: Afterglow (Landslide) - jazz
  • Haleek Maul: Errol (Lex) [02-28] - trap rap
  • The Mavericks: En Espanol (Mono Mundo) [08-21] - Latin
  • Ava Max: Heaven & Hell (Atlantic) [09-18] - electropop
  • Dent May: Late Checkout (Carpark) [08-21]
  • Imelda May: Slip of the Tongue (Decca -EP) [09-18] - spoken word
  • Ego Ella May: Honey for Wounds (Upper Room) [06-26]
  • Bill Mays and Friends: Mays Plays Mays (No Blooze -19) [2019-10-09] - jazz
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: When Angels Fall (WMQ/Agora Muzyka -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Christian McBride Big Band: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue) [09-25] - jazz
  • Ashley McBryde: Never Will (Warner Nashville) [04-03] - country [**]
  • Chris McCarthy: Still Time to Quit (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Gerald McClendon: Can't Nobody Stop Me Now (Delta Roots) - blues
  • Andrew McCormack: Solo (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings E&F Sides (International Anthem) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Thollem McDonas/William Parker/Nels Cline: Gowanus Sessions II (ESP-Disk) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • HC McEntire: Eno Axis (Merge) [08-21]
  • Zara McFarlane: Songs of an Unknown Tongue (Brownswood) [07-17] - vocal jazz
  • Mike McGinnis/Elias Bailey/Vinnie Sperrazza: Time Is Thicker (Open Stream Music) [02-00] - jazz [**]
  • Tim McGraw: Here on Earth (Big Machine) [08-21] - country
  • Ross McHenry: Nothing Remains Unchanged (First World) [02-28] - jazz
  • McKay & Leigh: McKay & Leigh (Voxhall -19) [2019-12-06] - country
  • Declan McKenna: Zeros (Tomplicated) [09-04] - glam rock
  • Lori McKenna: The Balladeer (CN) [07-24] - folk [A-]
  • Arlo McKinley: Die Midwestern (Oh Boy) [08-14] - country [B]
  • John McLaughlin/Shankar Mahadevan/Zakir Hussain: Is That So? (Abstract Logix) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: A Night in Alchemia (Not Two) [01-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 1 (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 2 (Aerophonic) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Charles McPherson Quartet: Live at San Sebastian Jazz Festival (Quadrant) [01-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles McPherson: Jazz Dance Suites (Chazz Mack Music) [09-25] - jazz
  • Maria McKee: La Vita Nuova (American Fire) [03-13]
  • Arlo McKinley: Die Midwestern (Oh Boy) [08-14] - country [B]
  • Paulette McWilliams: A Woman's Story (Blujazz) [06-30] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Mealtime: Aperitif (LAB -EP) [06-26]
  • Medhane: Full Circle (TBHG -EP) [02-18] - hip-hop [B]
  • Medhane: Cold Water (TBHG) [05-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Suga (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jake Meginsky/Bill Nace Duo: West/East (Open Mouth -19) - jazz
  • Brad Mehldau: Suite: April 2020 (Nonesuch) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Carsten Meinert: CM Musictrain (Stunt/Sundance) - jazz
  • Mekong Delta: Tales of a Future Past (Butler) [05-08] - metal
  • Mekons: Exquisite (self-released) [06-19] - rock [***]
  • Myra Melford/Zeena Parkins/Miya Masaoka: MZM (Infrequent Seams -17) - jazz [**]
  • Melkbelly: Pith (Wax Nine/Carpark) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Melt Yourself Down: 100% Yes (Decca) [03-27] - art punk
  • The Memories: Pickles & Pies (Axis Mundi) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • The Men: Mercy (Sacred Bones) [02-14] - country rock
  • Joachim Mencel: Brooklyn Eye (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy (Concord) [02-28] - Brazil
  • Ava Mendoza/Vijay Anderson/Stephen Gauci: Studio Sessions Vol 4 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Vic Mensa: V Tape (Roc Nation) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mentrix: My Enemy, My Love (House of Strength) [04-03]
  • Mercston: Top Tier (KLM) [01-24]
  • Hailu Mergia: Yene Mircha (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-27] - Ethiopia [**]
  • Meridian Brothers: Cumbia Siglo XXI (Bongo Joe) [08-21] - Latin [***]
  • Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balasz Pandi: Cuts Open (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [U]
  • Metallica/San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 (Blackened) [08-28] - symphonic metal
  • Pat Metheny: From This Place (Nonesuch) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Bernhard Meyer/John Hollenbeck: Grids (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei: Sleeping Time/Before Noon (Klopotec -19) - jazz
  • Lisa Mezzacappa Six: Cosmicomics (Queen Bee) - jazz
  • Mhysa: Nevaeh (Hyperdub) [02-14] - alt r&b
  • Ras Michael: Live by the Spirit (Hen House Studios) [01-31] - reggae [**]
  • Betty Michaels: Extant (self-released -EP) [03-06] - soul
  • Dan Michaelson: Colourfield I-VI (Village Green) [07-24]
  • K Michelle: All Monsters Are Human (eOne) [01-31] - r&b
  • The Microphones: Microphones in 2020 (PW Elverum & Sun) [08-07] - rock
  • Midwife: Forever (The Flenser) [04-10] - ambient pop
  • Midnight: Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade) [01-24] - heavy metal
  • The Midnight: Monsters (Counter) [07-10]
  • Mike: Weight of the World (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart (Prairie Rose) [05-27] - country [**]
  • Ron Miles: Rainbow Sigh (Blue Note) [10-09] - jazz
  • Military Genius: Deep Web (Tin Angel) [03-06] - post-rock
  • Milk Teeth: Milk Teeth (Music for Nations) [03-27]
  • Elizabeth Millar: No Instrument Machine, Air (Mystery & Wonder -19) - jazz
  • Mac Miller: Circles (Warner) [01-17] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Blake Mills: Mutable Set (New Deal/Verve) [05-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Andy Milne: The ReMission (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Minor Science: Second Language (Whities) [04-03] - IDM
  • Kentaro Minoura: [???] (Primordial Void) [06-12] - electronic
  • Mint Julep: Stray Fantasies (Western Vinyl) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes: What Kinda Music (Beyond the Groove) [04-24] [**]
  • Misery Signals: Ultraviolet (Basick) [08-07] - metal
  • Alfa Mist: On My Ones (Sekito) [02-28] - jazz
  • Matt Mitchell/Tim Berne: 1 (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Nicole Mitchell/Lisa E Harris: Earthseed (FPE) [06-26] - jazz [C-]
  • Roscoe Mitchell With Ostravska Banda: Performing Distant Radio Transmission Also Nonaah Trio, Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet and 8.8.88 (Wide Hive) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Mitchell: Church of a Restless Soul (AOR Heaven) [08-28]
  • Mk.gee: A Museum of Contradiction (Iamsound/Interscope) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Moaning: Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop) [03-20] - post-punk revival
  • Moby: All Visible Objects (Mute) [05-15] - progressive house
  • Mdou Moctar: Mdou Moctar Mixtape Volume 1 (self-released) [05-01] - Saharan [***]
  • Modern Nature: Annual (Bella Union -EP) [06-05]
  • Modern Studies: The Weight of the Sun (Fire) [05-08]
  • Noshir Mody: An Idealist's Handbook: Identity, Love and Hope in America 2020 (self-released) [07-03] - jazz [B]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna (Rune Grammofon) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Victoria Monet: Jaguar (Tribe) [08-07] - r&b
  • Helen Money: Atomic (Thrill Jockey) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Mong Tong: Mystery (Guruguru Brain) [06-19] - pop/rock
  • Monocled Man: Bernabe Jurado (Whirlwind -EP) [04-17] - jazz
  • Monophonics: It's Only Us (Colemine) [03-13]
  • Monsta X: All About Luv (Epic) [02-14] - electropop
  • Chris Montague: Warmer Than Blood (Whirlwind) [05-08] - jazz
  • Moodymann: Taken Away (Mahogani Music) [05-21] - deep house
  • Moonchild Sanelly: Nudes (Transgressive -EP) [ 09-11]
  • Moonlight Benjamin: Simido () [01-24]
  • Moor Jewelry: True Opera (Don Giovanni -EP) [04-20] - punk [A-]
  • Moor Mother: Clepsydra (self-released) [05-01] - hip-hop
  • Moor Mother: Circuit City (Don Giovanni) [09-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Denai Moore: Modern Dread (Because Music) [07-03] - alt r&b
  • Kip Moore: Wild World (MCA Nashville) [05-29] - country
  • Mandy Moore: Silver Landings (Verve Forecast) [03-06] - pop rock
  • Ted Moore Trio: The Natural Order of Things (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Thurston Moore: By the Fire (Daydream Library) [09-25] - experimental rock
  • John Moreland: LP5 (Old Omens) [02-07] - Americana [**]
  • Darragh Morgan/John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: For John Cage (Diatribe) [04-06] - classical
  • Sally Anne Morgan: Thread (Thrill Jockey) [09-11]
  • Ikue Mori & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2c (Audiographic) [05-19] - jazz
  • Joe Morris/Stephen Gauci/Adam Lane: Studio Sessions Vol 3 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Joe Morris & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2b (Audiographic) [05-05] - jazz
  • Cahalen Morrison: Wealth of Sorrow (self-released) [09-04] - country [**]
  • Alanis Morissette: Such Pretty Forks in the Road (Epiphany) [07-31] - singer-songwriter
  • Morrissey: I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (BMG) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • Mike Morrissey: Courage (978920 DK -EP) [07-03] - singer-songwriter
  • Marja Mortensson/Daniel Herskedal: Laaje - Dawn (Vuelie -19) - vocal jazz
  • Mark Morton: Ether (Rise -EP) [01-17]
  • Bob Moses: Desire (Domino) [08-28] - deep house
  • Elliot Moss: A Change in Diet (The Orchard) [01-17] - indietronica
  • Liela Moss: Who the Power (Bella Union) [08-07] - dream pop
  • Mother Tongues: Everything You Wanted (Buzz -EP) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Motorpsycho: The All Is One (Rune Grammofon) [08-28]
  • Bob Mould: Blue Hearts (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Simon Moullier: Spirit Song (Outside In Music) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Mountain Goats: Songs for Pierre Chuvin (Merge) [04-10] - singer/songwriter [**]
  • Mountain Time: Music for Looking Animals (Spartan) [06-26]
  • Sary Moussa: Imbalance (Other People) [03-06] - electronic
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Movements: No Good Left to Give (Fearless) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe: The Devil Laughs (Tiny Global Productions)
  • Mozzy: Beyond Bulletproof (Empire) [05-01] - hip-hop
  • Mr Beatnick: Honeycomb (Mythstery) [06-12] - electronic
  • Mr Ben & the Bens: Life Drawing (Bella Union) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Mr Elevator: Goodbye, Blue Sky (Castle Face) [01-17]
  • Mr Wrong: Create a Place (Water Wing) [01-11] - punk [***]
  • Jason Mraz: Look for the Good (Interrabang) [06-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Mrs Piss: Self-Surgery (Sargent House) [05-29] - sludge metal
  • Mt Joy: Rearrange Us (Dualtone) [06-05]
  • Fabian M Mueller/Kaspar Von Grunigen/Oyvind Hegg-Lunde: Berg (Anuk) [01-17] - jazz
  • The MUH Trio: A Step Into Light (Jmood) - jazz
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (04-24) [J|jazz]
  • Vee Mukarati: Vital Signs (Primrose -EP) [08-22] - African [*]
  • Mundy's Bay: Lonesome Valley (Pure Noise) [03-13]
  • Angela Munoz: Adrian Younge Presents Angela Munoz Inspection (Linear Labs) [06-26] - r&b
  • Mura Masa: RYC (Polydor) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Martha Skye Murphy: Heal (self-released -EP) [07-10]
  • Moscow Apartment: Better Daughter (Hidden Pony -EP) [07-10]
  • Mush: 3D Routine (Memphis Industries) [02-14] - art punk
  • Rachel Musson/Naoko Saito/Audrey Lauro: The Region of Braille Respiration (Armageddon Nova) - jazz
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Angular Blues (ECM) [03-20] - jazz
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter/Yo-Yo Ma/Daniel Barenboim/West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphoy No. 7 Triple Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-08] - classical
  • Muzz: Muzz (Matador) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Mxmtoon: Dawn (AWAL -EP) [04-22] - twee pop
  • My Bus: Our Life in the Desert (Onomatopoeia) [01-31]
  • My Dying Bride: The Ghost of Orion (Nuclear Blast) [03-06] - doom metal
  • My Iris: My Iris Live! (self-released) - jazz
  • My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall II (ATO) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Kim Myhr & Australian Art Orchestra: Vesper ( Hubro) - jazz
  • Myrkur: Folkesange (Relapse) [03-20] - folk
  • Mystery Jets: A Billion Heartbeats (Caroline) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Mythic Sunship: Changing Shapes: Live at Roadburn (El Paraiso) [01-17] - rock [**]
  • Simon Nabatov: Time Labyrinth (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Simon Nabatov: Plain (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Bill Nace/Brandon Lopez: Like Very Nil (Troglosound -19) - jazz
  • Bill Nace: Live at Electric Eye (Post-Materialization Music) - jazz
  • Quinsin Nachoff: Pivotal Arc (Whirlwind) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Nada Surf: Never Not Together (Barsuk) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Naeem: Startisha (37d03d) [06-12] - experimental hip-hop
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/John Edwards/Rafael Toral: Live in Lisboa (Noise Precision Library -19) - jazz
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/Shane Parish: Interactivity (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Naked Roommate: Do the Duvet (Trouble in Mind) [09-04]
  • Aron Namenwirth/Daniel Carter/Joe Hertenstein/Zach Swanson: Live at the Bushwick Series (Gaucimusic -19) [2019-10-31] - jazz
  • Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner (Jagjaguwar) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Napalm Death: Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media) [09-18] - gridcore
  • Randy Napoleon: Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory -19) [2019-10-04] - jazz
  • Narrow Head: 12th House Rock (Run for Cover) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Nas: King's Disease (Mass Appeal) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Thiago Nassif: Mente (Gearbox) [07-03] - Brazil [A-]
  • Nasty Cherry: Season 2 (Warner -EP) [07-17]
  • Nation of Language: Introduction, Presence (self-released) [05-22] - synth-pop
  • Natural Child: Natural Child [California Hotel] (Natural Child) [01-24] - rock
  • Brett Naucke: EMS Hallucinations (American Dreams) [09-11]
  • Navy Blue: Ada Irin (Freedom Sounds) [02-04] - abstract hip-hop
  • Nazar: Guerrilla (Hyperdub) [03-13] - post-industrial
  • NCT 127: NCT #127 Neo Zone (SM Entertainment) [03-06] - K-pop
  • Nebular Wave: Chicxulub (Saw-whet) [01-20]
  • Neck Deep: All Distortions Are Intentional (Hopeless) [07-24] - pop punk
  • The Necks: Three (Northern Spy) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Needtobreathe: Out of Body (Atlantic/EC1/Elektra) [08-28]
  • Tami Neilson: Chicka Boom! (Outside) [02-14] - country [**]
  • Carole Nelson: Arboreal (Black Stairs) - vocal jazz
  • Josh Nelson Trio: The Discovery Project: Live in Japan (Steel Bird) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Naked Garden (Fantasy) [03-27] - country
  • Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring (Legacy) [07-03] - country [***]
  • Ferenc Nemeth: Freedom (Dreamers Collective) - jazz
  • The Neptune Power Federation: Memoirs of a Rat Queen -19 (2019-08-30) [M|metal]
  • Neptunian Maximalism: Eons (Voidhanger) [06-26] - alt metal
  • Never Weather: Blissonance (Ridgeway) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • New Found Gloryo: Forever and Ever X Infinity (Hopeless) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • New York All-Stars: Live Encounter (Ubuntu Music -19) [2019-11-08] - jazz
  • The New York-Paris Reunion Quintet: Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club Basel (Albore Jazz) - jazz
  • Farnell Newton: Rippin' & Rumblin' (Posi-Tone) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko: Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy (Night School) [02-21]
  • Emilie Nicolas: Let Her Breathe (Warner Music Norway) [06-05] - pop
  • Nidia: Nao Fales Nela Que A Mentes (Principe) [05-22] -
  • The Nightingales: Four Against Fate (Tiny Global Productions) [05-22]
  • Nightports: Nightports w/Betamax (The Leaf Label) [06-12] - experimental electric
  • Nightwish: Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast) [04-10] - symphonic metal
  • Adam Niewood: Blue as a Whistle (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Willie Nile: New York at Night (River House)
  • Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra: If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours (Odin) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together (Null) [03-26] - ambient
  • Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts VI: Locusts (Null) [03-26] - ambient
  • Nines: Crabs in a Bucket (Zino/Warner) [08-28]
  • Bo Ningen: Sudden Fictions (Alcopop!) [06-26]
  • Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Chicago Waves (International Anthem) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • The Ninth Wave: Happy Days! (Distiller -EP) [07-31]
  • Kyle Nix: Lightning on the Mountain (Kyle Nix) [04-30] - country
  • Nkisi: BLK SPLLS (Nkisi -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • NLE Choppa: Top Shotta (Warner) [08-07] - trap rap
  • Nnamdi: Brat (Sooper) [04-03] - art pop
  • No Age: Goons Be Gone (Drag City) [06-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • No-Man: Love You to Bits (Caroline -19) [2019-11-22] - jazz
  • Noble Oak: Horizon (Last Gang) [06-19]
  • NOFX: West Coast vs Wessex (Fat Wreck Chords) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • No Joy: Motherhood (Joyful Noise) [08-21] - shoegaze [*]
  • Billy Nomates: Billy Nomates (Invada) [08-07] [***]
  • Luke Norris: Northernsong (Ears & Eyes) [01-17] - jazz
  • Nothing_Neue: Amani (self-released) [06-21] - beat tapes
  • Nothing, Nowhere.: One Takes Vol 1 (DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) [07-10]
  • Nova Twins: Who Are the Girls? (Blood) [02-28]
  • Novelists FR: C'est La Vie (Arising Empire) [01-24]
  • Noveller: Arrow ( Ba Da Bing) [06-12] - experimental ambient
  • Eva Novoa: Satellite Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-27] - jazz [*]
  • Adam Nussbaum: Leadbelly Reimagined (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Nutria: Meeting in Progress (Ears & Eyes) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • Maarja Nuut & Raum: World Inverted (Ounaviks) [09-11]
  • Lina Nyberg: The Clouds (Hoob) - jazz
  • Nyx Nott: Aux Pieds De La Nuit (Melodic) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • NSG: Roots (NSG Entertainment) [06-19]
  • NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury (Memphis Industries) [07-10] - electronic
  • Jenny O: New Truth (Mama Bird) [08-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Agnes Obel: Myopia (Blue Note) [02-21] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Dawn Oberg: 2020 Revision (self-released -EP) [08-05] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Obongjayar: Which Way Is Forward? (September) [02-07] - neo-soul
  • Sinead O'Brien: Drowning in Blessings (Chess Club -EP) [09-16]
  • Billy Ocean: One World (Sony Music UK) [09-04]
  • Oceans: The Sun and the Cold (Nuclear Blast) [01-10]
  • Oceans of Slumber: Oceans of Slumber (Century Media) [09-04] - metal
  • Audrey Ochoa: Frankenhorn (Chronograph) [01-24] - jazz
  • Larry Ochs/Aram Shelton Quartet: Continental Drift (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Ocoeur: Everything (n5MD) [02-28] - ambient
  • October Drift: Forever Whatever (Physical Education) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Oddfellow's Casino: Burning! Burning! (Nightjar) [08-07]
  • Oddisee: Odd Cure (Outer Note) [07-17] - hip-hop [***]
  • Roger O'Donnell: 2 Ravens (Caroline) [04-24]
  • Of Cabbages and Kings: Aura (Klaeng) - jazz
  • Of Montreal: UR FUN (Polyvinyl) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions (Zoho) [04-10] - jazz [B]
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: [#]Blacklivesmatter (CFG Multimedia -14) [2014-12-31] - jazz [***]
  • Oh Sees: Protean Threat (Castle Face) [09-18] - psychedelic rock
  • Oh Wonder: No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Island) [02-07] - indie pop
  • Ohmme: Fantasize Your Ghost (Joyful Noise) [06-05] - art rock
  • Shunzo Ohno: Runner (Pulsebeats) [04-03] - jazz [B]
  • Zephaniah OHora: Listening to the Music (Last Roundup) [08-28] - country [A-]
  • Okay Kaya: Watch This Liquid Pour Itself (Jagjaguwar) [01-24] - art pop
  • Miles Okazaki: Trickster's Dream (Pi) - jazz
  • Okuden Quartet [Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Hamid Drake]: Every Dog Has His Day but It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter (ESP-Disk) [07-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Vikingur Olafsson: Debussy/Rameau (Deutsche Grammophon) - classical
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Old 97's: Twelfth
  • Old 97's: Twelfth (ATO) [08-21] - rock [***]
  • Darek Oleszkiewicz: The Promise (self-released) - jazz
  • Old Man Gloom: Seminar IX: Darkness of Being (Profound Lore) [03-23]
  • Lance Austin Olsen: Look at the Mouth That Is Looking at You (Infrequency Editions -19) - jazz
  • Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Carla Olson: Have Harmony, Will Travel 2 (Sunset Blvd) [03-20]
  • Omar: The Anthology (Freestyle) [01-31]
  • Omari Jazz: Dream Child (self-released) [06-05] - beat tapes
  • Once and Future Band: Deleted Scenes (Castle Face) [04-10] - progressive rock
  • JS Ondara: Folk n' Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation (Verve Forecast) [05-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Onipa: We No Be Machine (Strut) [03-20] - African [***]
  • OOIOO: Nijimusi (Thrill Jockey) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • ONO: Red Summer (American Dreams) [05-10] - rock
  • The Orange Peels: Square (Minty Fresh) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Oranssi Pazuzu: Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast) [04-17] - black metal
  • The Orb: Abolition of the Royal Familia (Cooking Vinyl) [03-27]
  • Orchards: Lovecore (Big Scary Monsters) [03-13]
  • Peter Oren: The Greener Pasture (Western Vinyl) [04-24] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Orielles: Disco Volador (Heavenly) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Orion Sun: Hold Space for Me (Mom + Pop) [03-27]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Shutting Down Here (Portraits GRM) [08-14] - avant-garde
  • Orpine: Grown Ungrown (Heist or Hit) [05-15]
  • Orthodox: Let It Take Its Course (Unbeaten) [02-07]
  • Aruan Ortiz With Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked: HARD (Mello Music Group) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Joan Osborne: Trouble and Strife (Womanly Hips) [09-18]
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Ordinary Man (Epic) [02-21] - heavy metal
  • Osees: Protean Threat (Castle Face) [09-18]
  • Other Lives: For Their Love (ATO) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Otta: Songbook (PIAS) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Oval: Scis (Thrill Jockey) [01-17] - IDM
  • Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good (Brownswood) [02-28] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ovrkast: Try Again (Ovrkast) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Owen: The Avalanche (Polyvinyl) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Eve Owen: Don't Let the Ink Dry (37d03d) [05-08]
  • Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound) [08-28] - elecgtronic
  • Tony Oxley: Beaming (Confront) - jazz
  • Keith Oxman: Two Cigarettes in the Dark (Capri) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra: The Ill Side (Pacific Mambo) - jazz
  • Pacific Range: High Upon the Mountain (Curation) [03-27]
  • The Pack AD: It Was Fun While It Lasted (The Pack AD/Fontana North) [04-17]
  • Pain of Salvation: Panther (InsideOut) [08-28]
  • Paint: Spiritual Vegas (Mexican Summer) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Owen Pallett: Island (Domino) [05-22] - art pop
  • Jason Palmer: The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella (Giant Steps Art) - jazz
  • Raphael Pannier Quartet: Faune (French Paradox) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Pantayo: Pantayo (Telephone Explosion) [05-08] - international
  • Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees (Modern) [03-06] - ambient
  • Jerry Paper: Abracadabra (Stones Throw) [05-15] - psychedelic pop
  • Paradise Lost: Obsidian (Nuclear Blast) [05-15] - gothic metal
  • Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71: Metropolitan Sketches (self-released) [02-21] - jazz
  • Pareidolia: Selon Le Vent (JACC -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Evan Parker/Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (Revisited) (Jubilee) (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeff Parker: Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jonathan Parker: Broken Hearts & Broken Bones (Jonathan Parker Music) [05-01] - country
  • Maceo Parker: Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo (The Funk Garage) - jazz
  • Aaron Parks: Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (Ropeadope) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Parkway Drive: Viva the Underdogs (Epitaph) [03-27] - soundtrack
  • Branka Parlic: Erik Satie: Inities 2017 (Triston Master -19) [2019-01-29] - classical
  • Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective: Live Somewhere (Auand) - jazz
  • Partynextdoor: Partymobile (OVO Sound/Warner) [03-27] - alt r&b
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Imagine Growing Up (We Jazz) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Patricia: Maxyboy (Ghostly International) [07-10] - techno
  • Paysage d'Hiver: Im Wald (Kunsthall) [06-26] - atmospheric black metal
  • PE: Person (Wharf Cat) [03-06] - art punk
  • Peach Pit: You and Your Friends (Columbia) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Peaking Lights: Escape (Dekmantel) [05-04]
  • Carly Pearce: Carly Pearce (Big Machine) [02-14] - country
  • Pearl Jam: Gigaton (Monkeywrench/Republic) [03-27] - alt/indie [B]
  • Pears: Pears (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-06]
  • Orville Peck: Show Pony (Columbia -EP) [08-14] - alt-country
  • Peel Dream Magazine: Agitprop Alterna (Slumberland) [04-03]
  • Grant Peeples: Bad Wife (Rootball) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Peggy Sue: Vices (Peggy Sue) [02-21]
  • Vincent Peirani/Emile Parisien: Abrazo (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: The Art of Intimacy, Vol 1 (HighNote) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Penn: Living on Mercy (The Last Music Company) [08-28] - r&b
  • Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm (Jazzheads) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matt Shipp: Amalgam (Mahakala Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • Pere Ubu: By Order of Mayor Pawlicki: Live in Jarocin (Cherry Red) [06-26] - rock [**]
  • Perfume Genius: Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador) [05-15] - art pop [*]
  • Peripheral Vision: Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation (Step 3) - jazz
  • Permanent Collection: Nothing Good Is Normal (Permanent Collection) - noise pop
  • Ben Perowsky/John Medeski/Chris Speed: Upstream (self-released -19) [2019-10-31] - jazz
  • Katy Perry: Smile (Capitol) [08-28] - pop
  • Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot (X2) [01-24] - electropop [***]
  • Peter Bjorn and John: Endless Dream (Ingrid) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Gretchen Peters: The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury (Proper) [05-15] - country
  • Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy: Onward & Upward (Onyx Music) - jazz
  • Phantogram: Ceremony (Republic) [03-06] - electropop
  • Phantom Blues Band: Still Cookin' (Vizztone) [02-14] - blues
  • Phantom Planet: Devastator (Phantom Planet) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Phantoms Vs Fire: Modern Monsters I & II (Blackjack Illuminist) [02-28] - glitch
  • Phase Fatale: Scanning Backwards (Ostgut Ton) [01-24] - industrial techno
  • Phelimuncasi: Phelimuncasi: 2013-2019 (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [09-17]
  • Barre Phillips/Mike Bullock: At Home (self-released) - jazz
  • Grant-Lee Phillips: Lightning Show Us Your Stuff (Yep Roc) [09-04]
  • Robin Phillips: Re-Versed (Repmusic) - jazz
  • Phish: Sigma Oasis (JEMP) [04-01] - rock
  • Wayne Phoenix: Soaring Wayne Phoenix Story the Earth (Halcyon Veil) [01-10] - electronic
  • The Pictish Trail: Thumb World (Fire) [02-21]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: From Always to Now (Alfamusic -19) - jazz
  • Dave Pietro: Hypersphere (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Kasia Pietrzko Trio: Ephemeral Pleasures (self-released) - jazz
  • Pig Destroyer: The Octagonal Stairway (Relapse -EP) [08-28] - metal
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals (Rocket) [04-03] - stoner metal
  • Laurence Pike: Prophecy (The Leaf Label) [07-24] - electronic
  • Charles Pillow Ensemble: Chamber Jazz (Summit) [02-07] - jazz [B]
  • Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia (Anti-) [04-17] - art pop [**]
  • The Pineapple Thief: Versions of the Truth (Kscope) [09-04]
  • Cathlene Pineda: Rainbow Baby (Orenda) [06-05] - jazz
  • Pinegrove: Marigold (Rough Trade) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Ariel Pink: House Arrest (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Ariel Pink: Worn Copy (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Ariel Pink: The Doldrums (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Pink Siifu/Yungmorpheus: Bag Talk (Field Left -19) [2019-12-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pink Siifu: Negro (Field-Left) [04-29] - hip-hop [B]
  • PINS: Hot Slick (Haus of Pins) [05-29]
  • Chris Pitsiokos: Speak in Tongues and Hope for the Gift of Interpretation (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Plague Years: Circle of Darkness (eOne) [09-18]
  • Joel Plaskett: 44 (Songs for the Gang/Pheromone) [04-17]
  • Pod Blotz: Transdimensional System (Dais) [01-24]
  • Verneri Pohjola: The Dead Don't Dream (Edition) - jazz
  • Chris Poland: Resistance (Ropeadope) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Zoe Polanski: Violent Flowers (Youngbloods) [07-17]
  • Polaris: The Death of Me (Sharptone) [02-21]
  • Polica: When We Stay Alive (Memphis Industries) [01-31] - art pop
  • Mike Polizze: Long Lost Solace Find (Paradise of Bachelors) [07-31]
  • Polo G: The GOAT (Columbia) [05-15] - trap rap
  • Polyrhythmics: Chelada (Color Red) - jazz
  • Valery Ponomarev Big Band: Live! Our Father Who Art Blakey: The Centennial (Summit) [01-17] - jazz [B]
  • Dougie Poole: The Freelancer's Blues (Wharf Cat) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Ted Poor: You Already Know (Impulse!) - jazz
  • Pop Gossip: Desolate Sounds (08-28)
  • Pop Smoke: Meet the Woo 2 (Victor Victor/Republic) [02-07] - mixtape
  • Pop Smoke: Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (Republic) [07-03] - trap rap
  • Ron Pope: Bone Structure (Brooklyn Basement) [03-06]
  • Poppy: I Disagree (Sumerian) [01-10] - alt metal
  • Populous: W (Wonderwheel) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Porches: Ricky Music (Domino) [03-13] - synthpop
  • Porridge Radio: Every Bad (Secretly Canadian) [03-13] - alt/indie [*]
  • Gregory Porter: All Rise (Blue Note) [08-26] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ryan Porter & the West Coast Get Down: Live in Paris at New Morning (World Galaxy) [06-12] - jazz [***]
  • Porter Union: Loved & Lost (Porter Union) [03-06] - country
  • Post Animal: Forward Motion Godyssey (Polyvinyl) [02-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Tineke Postma: Freya (Edition) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Potsa Lotsa XL: Silok Songs for Space Dogs (Leo) - jazz
  • Pottery: Welcome to Bobby's Motel (PTKF) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Brigid Mae Power: Head Above the Water (Fire) [06-05]
  • Powerman 5000: The Noble Rot (Cleopatra) [08-28]
  • Lyra Pramuk: Fountain (Bedroom Community) [03-20] - art pop
  • Precolumbian & Estoc: Landocore (Majia -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Sam Prekop: Comma (Thrill Jockey) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • Pretenders: Hate for Sale (BMG) [07-17] - pop/rock [***]
  • Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels Cline: Music From the Early 21st Century (RareNoise) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Margo Price: That's How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista) [07-10] - country [*]
  • Primal Fear: Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast) [07-24]
  • William Prince: Reliever (Glassnote) [02-07]
  • Prince Royce: Alter Ego (Sony Music Latin) [02-07]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Is Beautiful (Platoon) [02-26] - pop rap [***]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Sucks (Platoon -EP) [02-26] - pop rap [**]
  • Primitive Man: Immersion (Relapse) [08-14] - metal
  • Riza Printup/Marcus Printup: Gentle Rain (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • Gregory Privat: Soley (Buddham Jazz) [01-31] - jazz
  • The Professionals: The Professionals (Madlib Invazion) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Prolaps: Pure Mud Vol 7 (Hausu Mountain) [03-20]
  • The Proper Ornaments: Mission Bells (Tapete) [02-28]
  • Chuck Prophet: The Land That Time Forgot (Yep Roc) [08-21] - Americana
  • Protest the Hero: Palimpsest (Spinefarm) [06-18] - prog metal
  • Protoje: In Search of Lost Time (RCA) [08-28] - reggae [**]
  • Protomartyr: Ultimate Success Today (Domino) [07-17] - art punk [**]
  • Katie Pruitt: Expectations (Rounder) [02-21]
  • Psychedelic Furs: Made of Rain (Cooking Vinyl) [07-31] - alt/indie [*]
  • Psychic Markers: Psychic Markers (Bella Union) [05-29]
  • Psychotic Waltz: The God-Shaped Void (Inside Out Music) [02-14] - progressive metal
  • Public Enemy: What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? (Def Jam) [09-25] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Public Practice: Gentle Grip (Wharf Cat) [05-15] - post-punk
  • Jure Pukl: Broken Circles (Whirlwind) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Pulled by Magnets: Rose Golden Doorways (Glitterbeat) [02-28]
  • Pulsallama: Pulsallama (Modern Harmonic) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Pulse Emitter: Swirlings (Hausu Mountain) [01-17] - prog electronic
  • Bernard Purdie/Christian Fabian/Ron Oswanski: Move On! (CAP) - Jazz
  • Pure X: Pure X (Fire Talk) [07-03] - lo-fi
  • Purity Ring: Womb (4AD) [04-03] - sythpop
  • Purna Loka Ensemble: Metaraga (Origin) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Puss N Boots: Sister (Blue Note) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • PVRIS: Use Me (Warner) [08-28] - pop [B]
  • Pyrrhon: Abscess Time (Willowtip) [06-26]
  • Quelle Chris & Chris Keys: Innocent Country 2 (Mello Music Group) [04-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ester Quevado Quintet: Trabalenguas (UnderPool) [04-02] - jazz
  • Francis Quinlan: Likewise (Saddle Creek) [01-31] - indie pop [*]
  • Bruno Raberg/Jason Robinson/Bob Weiner: The Urgency of Now (Creative Nation Music) [08-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Radar: All Things Bittersweet (Xephem) [06-22] - electronic
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Duo From the Heart (Abray) - jazz
  • Eliane Radigue: Occam Ocean 2 (Shiiin -19) - jazz
  • Raekwon: The Appetition (Ice H2O -EP) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Claus Raible: Trio! (Alessa -19) [2019-11-21] - jazz
  • Tom Rainey/Ingrid Laubrock: Stir Crazy (self-released) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Ramzi: Cocon (Fati) [06-05] - tribal house
  • Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree: Names of North End Women (Mute) [02-21]
  • Iiro Rantala: Playing Gershwin (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz
  • Ras G: Raw Fruit Vol 5 & 6 (FB Distribution) [06-19] - beat tapes
  • Raspberry Bulbs: Before the Age of Mirrors (Relapse) [02-21] - metal
  • Ratboys: Printer's Devil (Topshelf) [02-28] - indie pop
  • Nathaniel Rateliff: And It's Still Alright (Stax) [02-14]
  • Rattlesnake Milk: Rattlesnake Milk (Feels So Good) [04-28] - country
  • Enrico Rava/Matthew Herbert/Giovanni Guidi: For Mario (Live) (Accidental) - jazz
  • Tim Ray: Excursions and Adventures (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Alison Rayner: Short Stories (Blow the Fuse -19) [2019-10-25] - jazz
  • Mason Razavi/Bennett Roth-Newell: After You (First Orbit Sounds) - jazz
  • Real Estate: The Main Thing (Domino) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Josey Rebelle: Josey in Space (Beats in Space) [05-15]
  • Rex Rebo: Early Logic Shift (Rex Rebo) [02-29] - electronic
  • Reckless Kelly: American Jackpot/American Girls (No Big Deal) [05-22] - alt-country rock
  • Recondite: Dwell (Ghostly International) [01-24] - electronic
  • Tiffany Red: Call Me Red Vol 1 (-EP) [01-03] - hip-hop
  • ReDiviDeR: Mere Nation (Diatribe) - jazz
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Round Again (Nonesuch) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Redpine & Solo: Time 4 Change (Studio Rockers -EP) [06-26] - electronic
  • Dan Reeder: Every Which Way (Oh Boy) [06-05] - folk [B]
  • Reflections: Willow (Reflections) [02-20]
  • Lina_Raul Refree: Lina_Raul Refree (Glitterbeat) [01-17]
  • Nadia Reid: Out of My Province (Spacebomb) [03-06] - indie folk
  • Rejoicer: Spiritual Sleaze (Stones Throw) [02-14] - downtempo
  • Remo Drive: A Portrait of an Ugly Man (Epitaph) [06-26] - art rock
  • Rempis/Rosaly Duo: Codes/Myths (Aerophonic -2CD) - jazz
  • Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Triple Tube (Not Two) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Rempis Percussion Quartet: The Long Haul (Aerophonic) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Renegade Cconnection: Politicians, Protesters & Thieves (Sound of Sinners) [09-04] - reggae
  • The Rentals: Q36 (self-released) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • REQ & Smudge: Smudge's Coffee (Seagrave -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • The Residents: Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog (Cryptic) [07-10]
  • The Rest Is Silence: A Short Film (Earshift Music) [07-10] - jazz
  • Antonino Restuccia & Santiago Bogacz: Resonancias (self-relased -19) [2019-10-03] - jazz
  • Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby: For All We Know (MCG Jazz) [02-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Markus Reuter: Truce (MoonJune) [01-17] - jazz
  • Reverso [Frank Woeste/Vincent Courtois/Ryan Keberle]: The Melodic Line (Out Note) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (Pyroclastic) [09-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came to Kill Us (Island) [03-27] - trap rap [**]
  • Jenny Reynolds: Any Kind of Angel (Pretty Okay Music) [06-19] - folk [**]
  • Alex Rex: Andromeda (Tin Angel) [02-07]
  • Rich Youngin: Stunna 4 Vegas (Billion Dollar Baby/Interscope) [01-17] - trap rap
  • Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (Atlantic -19) [2019-12-06] - trap rap
  • Kim Richey: A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer (Yep Roc) [03-27]
  • Max Richter: Voices (Decca) [07-31] - modern classical
  • Sylvain Rifflet: Troubadours (self-released -19) - jazz
  • James Righton: The Performer (Deewee) [03-20]
  • Riki: Riki (Dais) [02-14] - darkwave
  • Stephen Riley: Friday the 13th (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ringo Deathstarr: Ringo Deathstarr (Club AC30) [03-27] - shoegaze
  • Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado: Come On In (Ruf) [01-31] - blues
  • Raleigh Ritchie: Andy (Alacan) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Ritual Dictates: Give In to Despair (Arttofact) [04-10] - metal
  • Rival Consoles: Articulation (Erased Tapes) [07-31] - electronic
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan (Saungu) [09-16] - Latin jazz [**]
  • RJ & the Assignment: Hybrid Harmony (self-released) [01-24] - jazz [B]
  • RJD2: The Fun Ones (RJ's Electrical Connections) [04-17]
  • RMR: Drug Dealing Is a Lost Art (Cmnty Culture -EP) [06-12] - pop rap
  • Hank Roberts/Tim Berne: Cause and Reflect (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Jason Robinson & Eric Hofbauer: Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft (Accretions) [05-25] - jazz [**]
  • Tilman Robinson: Culturecide (Bedroom Community) [04-24]
  • Kenny Roby: The Reservoir (Royal Potato Family) [08-07]
  • Stefano Rocco Quartet: A New Night, a New Day (self-released) - jazz
  • Roch: Via Media (Roch) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Luis Senra/Gianna De Toni/Luis Couto/Biagio Verdolini: Prima Practica (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Paulo Curado/Joao Silva/Andre Hencleeday/Carlos Santos/Joao Valinho: Spiegel (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Jason Roebke: Magic Timing (self-released) - jazz
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Selbstportrait: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B) [04-10] - electronic
  • Jorge Roeder: El Suelo Mio (T-Town) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer Vol 2 (Lil' Buddy Toons) [05-08] - country [*]
  • Samuel Rohrer: Continual Decentering (Arjunamusic) - jazz
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop) [06-05] - jangle pop [**]
  • Daniel Romano: Visions of the Higher Dream (self-released) [03-15]
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Okay Wow (You've Changed) [03-27]
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Daniel Romano's Outfit Do (What Could Have Been) \"Infidels\" by Bob Dylan & the Plugz (self-released) [05-13] - rock
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You've Changed) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Romare: Home (Ninja Tune) [07-31] - electronic
  • Rent Romus/Heikki Koskinen/Life's Blood Ensemble: Manala (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Christian Ronn/Aram Shelton: Multiring (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Roomful of Blues: In a Roomful of Blues (Alligator) [03-13] - blues
  • Roots Magic: Take Root Among the Stars (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • ROPE [Frank Paul Schubert/Uwe Oberg/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders]: Open Ends (Trouble in the East) - jazz
  • Daniel Rorke: Naked Allies (Orenda -19) - jazz
  • Caroline Rose: Superstar (New West) [03-06] - pop [B]
  • Whitney Rose: We Still Go to Rodeos (MCG) [04-24] - Americana [***]
  • Rose City Band: Summerlong (Thrill Jockey) [05-15] - alt/indie [*]
  • Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings (One Trick Dog) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Absurd in the Anthropocene (Gearbox) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Points on an Infinite Line (Orenda) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: No Dream (Polyvinyl) [05-20] - punk revival
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio: Angels Around (Heartcore) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Suzanna Ross: Is Bewitched* . . . *Not Bothered, Not Bewildered (self-released) [03-20] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Michael Rother: Dreamimg (Groenland) [09-04]
  • Rotting Out: Ronin (Pure Noise) [04-10]
  • Claire Rousay: A Heavenly Touch (Already Dead) [04-17] - electronic [B]
  • Emie R Roussel Trio: Rythme De Passage (self-released) - jazz
  • Royce Da 5'9": The Allegory (EOne) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Rudy Royston: PaNOptic (Greenleaf Music) [06-19] - jazz
  • Andreas Roysum Ensemble: Andreas Roysum Ensemble (Motvind) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Benny Rubin Jr Quartet: Know Say or See (Benny Jr Music) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Mike Rud: Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein (Bent River) - jazz
  • Adam Rudolph/Ralph M. Jones/Hamid Drake: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Shelly Rudolph: The Way We Love (OA2) [05-15] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Chanda Rule + Sweet Emma Band: Hold On (Blujazz/PAO) - jazz [**]
  • Charles Rumback: June Holiday (Astral Spirits) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rumer: Nashville Tears: The Songs of Hugh Prestwood (Cooking Vinyl) [08-14] - country [**]
  • Run the Jewels: RTJ4 (Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG) [06-03] - hip-hop [A-]
  • The Runcible Quintet: Three (FMR) - jazz
  • Jeff Rupert/George Garzone: The Ripple (Rupe Media) [01-24] - jazz
  • Olaf Rupp: Fuzzy Logic (Audiosemantics) - jazz
  • Bobby Rush: Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush) [08-28] - blues [***]
  • Russ: Shake the Snow Globe (Diemon/Columbia) [01-31] - pop rap
  • Ray Russell: Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz
  • Rustin Man: Clockdust (Domino) [03-27] - pop/rock
  • Markus Rutz: Blueprints: Figure Two: New Designs (OA2) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • RXM Reality: Blood Blood Blood Blood (Hausu Mountain) [04-03]
  • RVG: Feral (Fire) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Rymden: Reflections and Odysseys (Jazzland) - jazz
  • Rymden: Space Sailors (Jazzland) [09-18] - jazz
  • Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy (ECM) [09-11] - jazz
  • Sada Baby: Brolik () [01-01] - hip-hop
  • Sada Baby: Skuba Sada 2 (Asylum) [03-19] - hip-hop
  • Matthieu Saglio: El Camino De Los Vientos (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz
  • Sahara: Pure Glass (Hand Drawn Dracula) [06-26]
  • SahBabii: Barnacles (Warner) [07-08] - trap rap
  • Saint Saviour: Tomorrow Again (VLF) [09-04]
  • Yiorgis Sakellariou: Nympholepsy (Noise Below -19) - jazz
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Common Flow (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Rare Ebb (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Dua Saleh: Rosetta (Against Giants -EP) [06-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The New Immigrant Experience: Music Inspired by Conversations With Dreamers (Tapestry -2CD) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Josef Salvat: Modern Anxiety (Sony) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Aldo Salvent: Ancestros (self-released) - jazz
  • Samia: The Baby (Grand Jury Music) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • San Cisco: Between You and Me (Island City) [09-04] - indie pop
  • Moises P Sanchez Project: There's Always Madness (Estudio Uno) [04-20] - jazz
  • Christian Sands: Be Water (Mack Avenue) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • J Sands: Vote for Biden or You Ain't Black [VFBOYAB] (Buka Entertainment) [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Oumou Sangare: Acoustic (No Format!) [06-19] - African
  • Marco Sanguinetti: Inmoral (Twitin -19) [2019-08-30] - jazz
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol: The Rise Up (Dunya) - Iranian
  • Joe Satriani: Shapeshifting (Sony) [04-10]
  • Santrofi: Alewa (Outhere) [04-24]
  • Sarmacja: Jazda Polska (Byrd Out) [06-19] - electronic
  • Masahiko Satoh/Otomo Yoshihide/Roger Turner: Sea (Relative Pitch -19) - jazz
  • Arthur Satyan: Playing Around (Arthur Satyan Music) - jazz
  • Sault: Untitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals) [06-19] - neo-soul [***]
  • Sault: Untitled (Rise) (Forever Living Originals) [09-18] - neo-soul
  • Saunder Jurrians: Beasts (Decca) [09-18]
  • Carl Saunders: Jazz Trumpet (Summit) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Alexandra Savior: The Archer (30th Century) [01-10] - psychedelic pop
  • Savoy Brown: Ain't Done Yet (Quarto Valley) [08-28]
  • Anastasios Savvopoulos' OUXPO: Deterritorializxation ( Edition Frifofma -19) - jazz
  • Rina Sawayama: Sawayama (Dirty Hit) [04-17] - dance pop [B-]
  • The Saxophones: Eternity Bay (Full Time Hobby) [03-06]
  • Brian Scanlon: Brain Scan (Scan Man Music -19) [2019-10-11] - jazz
  • Scatter the Atoms That Remain: Exultation (Dot Time -19) - jazz
  • Polly Scattergood: In This Moment (Future Paradise) [07-03] - electropop
  • Scenes: Trapeze (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Schapiro 17: New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 (Summit -2CD) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ignaz Schick/Sabine Vogel: Inner Mongolia (Zarek) - jazz
  • Schlippenbach/Narvesen Duo: Liminal Field (Not Two -19) [2019-08-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Maria Schneider: Data Lords (Artists Share -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz: Cell Walk (Songlines) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Laura Schuler Quartet: Metamorphosis (self-released) [05-05] - jazz
  • Diane Schuur: Running on Faith (Jazzheads) [05-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band: Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • John Scofield: Swallow Tales (ECM) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Wolfe Scott: Burden on Your Shoulders (Dine Alone -EP) [01-17]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Axiom (Ropeadope) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Darrell Scott: Sings the Blues of Hank Williams (Full Light) [04-24] - country [B]
  • Dave Scott: Ambiguity (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • Rhoda Scott: Movin' Blues (Sunset) - jazz
  • Gil Scott-Heron: We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (XL) [02-07] - nu jazz [**]
  • Sea Girls: Open Up Your Head (Polydor) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Sea Wolf: Through a Dark Wood (Dangerbird) [03-20]
  • Brandon Seabrook With Cooper-Moore & Gerald Cleaver: Exultations (Astral Spirits) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Seasick Steve: Love & Peace (Contagious) [07-24]
  • Seazoo: Joy (Big Terry) [04-03]
  • Secret Machines: Awake in the Brain Chamber (TSM) [08-21]
  • The Secret Sisters: Saturn Return (New West) [02-28] - Americana [*]
  • Secrets of the Moon: Black House (Prophecy) [05-08] - gothic rock
  • Sectiontoo: Cascade Effect (self-released) [06-04] - r&b
  • Seether: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (Spinefarm) [08-28]
  • Mark Segger Sextet: Lift Off (18th Note) [02-07] - jazz [***]
  • Selbst: Relatos De Angustia (Debemur Morti Productions) [08-07] - metal
  • Lorenzo Senni: Scacco Matto (Warp) [04-24] - electronic
  • Sepultura: Quadra (Nuclear Blast) [02-07] - metal
  • Serengeti & Kenny Segal: Ajai (Cohn) [04-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Serengeti: Ajai Epilogue (Cohn -EP) [H|hip-hop]
  • Serenity: The Last Knight (Napalm) [01-31] - metal
  • Ben Seretan: Youth Pastoral (Whatever's Clever) [02-28]
  • Sara Serpa: Recognition (Biophilia) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Apparition (Secretly Canadian -EP) [04-29] - alt r&b
  • Dirk Serries/Kris Vanderstraeten/Martina Verhoeven: Impetus (A New Wave of Jazz -19) - jazz
  • Serries/Verhoeven/Webster: Praxis (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • The Seshen: Cyan (Tru Thoughts) [02-28]
  • Sestetto Internazionale: Live in Munich 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • SETT: First and Second (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • Sevdaliza: Shabrang (Twisted Elegance) [08-28] - art pop
  • Seventeen: Heng:garae (Pledis Entertainment -EP) [06-22]
  • Dave Sewelson: More Music for a Free World (Mahakala Music) [02-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Sex Swing: Type II (Rocket) [05-15]
  • Ron Sexsmith: Hermitage (Cooking Vinyl) [04-17]
  • SFJazz Collective: Live: SFJazz Center 2019: 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis In a Silent Way and Sly & the Family Stone Stand! (SFJazz) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors: We Are Sent Here by History (Impulse!) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Shabazz Palaces: The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop) [04-17] - abstract hip-hop [**]
  • Shackleton & Zimpel: Primal Forms (Cosmo Rhythmatic) [07-31]
  • Eliza Shaddad: Sept~Dec (Eliza Shaddad -EP) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Shaggy: Hot Shot 2020 (Polydor) [07-10] - reggae
  • Anoushka Shankar: Love Letters (Mercury KX -EP) [02-07]
  • Sheff G: One and Only (Winners Circle/Empire) [05-15] - drill
  • Archie Shepp/Raw Poetic/Damu the Fudgemunk: Ocean Bridges (Redefinition) [05-22] - crossover jazz [***]
  • Derrick Shezbie: The Ghost of Buddy Bolden (Clubhouse) - jazz
  • Shiner: Schadenfreude (self-released) [05-08]
  • Mike Shinoda: Dropped Frames Volume One () [07-10]
  • Tamio Shiraishi: Sora (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink (Infectious) [06-26] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Blaine Sharp: Wanderlust (self-released -19) [2019-10-18] - vocal jazz
  • Elliot Sharp/Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' (Ants) - jazz
  • Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline (Anti-) [01-24] - chamber pop [**]
  • Paul Shaw Quintet: Moment of Clarity (Summit) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Whitney Shay: Stand Up (Ruf) [02-21] - blues
  • Shell of a Shell: Away Team (Exploding in Sound) [02-28]
  • Tim Shaghoian: Gentle Beacons (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Derrick Shezbie: Spodie's Back (Warner Bros) - jazz
  • Tei Shi: Die 4 Ur Love (Diktator -EP) [07-17] - synthpop
  • Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley: What If? (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (RogueArt -19) [2018-11-09] - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: The Unidentifiable (ESP-Disk) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Svetlana Shmulyian: Night at the Movies (Starr -19) - vocal jazz
  • Shopping: All or Nothing (FatCat) [02-07] - post-punk [A-]
  • Julian Shore: Where We Started (Tone Rogue) [07-03] - jazz
  • Adam Shulman Septet: West Meets East (Cellar) - jazz
  • Gina Sicilia: Love Me Madly (Blue Elan) - jazz
  • Jannis Sicker: Septett, Januar 2020 (self-released) [05-01] - jazz
  • Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: An Evening in Paris (Musik Bloc) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sightless Pit: Grave of a Dog (Death Industrial) [02-21]
  • Sign Libra: Sea to Sea (RVNG Intl) [02-14] - new age
  • Catherine Sikora/Matteo Liberatore: Build a Gold House to Bury the Devil (self-released) - jazz
  • Silent Fires: Forests (Amp Music -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • Silhouettes: Shadow Show (Burger) [02-14] - garage rock
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Hampus Lindwall: Hi! Who Are You? (Matiere Memoire -19) - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva Impermanence: The Ocean Inside a Stone (Carimbo Porta-Jazz) - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva: The Same Is Always Different (self-released) - jazz
  • Silver Sun: Switzerland (Flaberghasted) [04-20]
  • Silverbacks: Fad (Central Tones) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Silverstein: A Beautiful Place to Drown (UNFD) [03-06] - post-hardcore
  • Lisa Marie Simmons: NoteSpeak: Amori E Tragedie in Musica (Ropeadope) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Sylvie Simmons: Blue on Blue (Compass) [08-14] - country
  • Lori Sims/Andrew Rathbun/Jeremy Siskind: Impressions of Debussy (Centaur) - jazz
  • Sink Ya Teeth: Two (Hey Buffalo) [02-28]
  • Troye Sivan: In a Dream (EMI -EP) [08-21] - synthpop
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Companion Rises (Drag City) [02-21]
  • Oyvind Skarbo/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Kris Davis/Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire (Clean Feed) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Skee Mask: ISS0006 (Ilian Tape) [06-22] - ambient
  • Skeletal Remains: The Entombment of Chaos (Century Media) [09-11] - metal
  • Ian Skelly: Drifters Skyline (Silver Song) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Skepta, Chip & Young Adz: Insomnia (SKC M29) [03-27] - UK trap rap [**]
  • Viktor Skokic Sextett: Basement Music (Jazzland) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Skullcrusher: Skullcrusher (Secretly Canadian -EP) [06-26] - indie folk
  • Skyzoo: Milestones (Mello Music Group) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Skyzoo & Dumbo Station: The Bluest Note (Tuff Kong -EP) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • SL: Selhurst SE25 (Universal -EP) [07-03]
  • Peter Slavov: Little Stories (Slavov Music -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Slotface: Sorry for the Late Reply (Propeller) [01-31] - alt/indie [***]
  • Slum of Legs: Slum of Legs (Spurge) [03-13] - punk
  • Smartbomb: Water for the Town V 2 (Smartbomb) [06-05] - beat tapes
  • Smino: She Already Decided (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Damon Smith: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic of Transformation (Ghostly International) [05-15] - electronic
  • Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith: Peradam (Bella Union) [09-04]
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Micah Thomas/Linda May Han Oh/Nate Smith: In Common 2 (Whirlwind) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • The Smith Street Band: Don't Waste Your Anger (Pool House) [04-17] - emo
  • Smoke Fairies: Darkness Brings the Wonders Home (Year Seven) [01-31] - indie folk
  • Gary Smulyan: Our Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Corey Smythe: Accelerate Every Voice (Pyroclastic) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • SN Trio: Free Wyoming (self-released) - jazz
  • Sneaks: Happy Birthday (Merge) [08-21] - alt/indie [***]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: The Swiftest Traveler (Trost) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jim Snidero: Project-K (Savant) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Born Deadly (Fontana North -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Snowgoose: The Making of You (Ba Da Bing) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • The Snuts: Mixtape (Parlophone -EP) [03-13]
  • Nicolas Snyder: Temporary Places (Shhpuma) [06-26] - jazz
  • Soakie: Soakie (La Vida Es Un Mus) [02-10] - punk
  • Soccer Mommy: Color Theory (Loma Vista) [02-28] - pop/rock [***]
  • Sofie: Cult Survivor (Stones Throw) [06-26] - indie pop
  • Soft Machine: Live at the Baked Potato (Moonjune) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? (Thrill Jockey) [05-01]
  • Soko: Feel Feelings (Because Music) [07-10] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Martial Solal & Dave Liebman: Masters in Paris (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Soldier: Zajal (Mulatta) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper (Salon Africana -2CD) [07-10] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Clark Sommers' Ba(SH): Peninsula (Outside In) - jazz
  • Sonar With David Torn: Tranceportation (Volume 2) (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Songs of Tales: Life Is a Gong Show (RootsToBoot Music) - jazz
  • Sonic Boom: All Things Being Equal (Carpark) [06-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Sonic Dawn: Enter the Mirage (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sooon: Youchz Now (Narrenschiff -19) - jazz
  • William Soovik Grand Finale: Major (self-released) [06-01] - jazz
  • Sorry: 925 (Domino) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Mark Soskin: Everything Old Is New Again (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz
  • Sothiac & Paul Jolly: Superluna (33Jazz) [05-14] - jazz
  • Sotomayor: Origines (Wonderwheel) [02-14] - Mexican
  • The Sounds: Things We Do for Love (Arnioki) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • South by North East: For Human Beings (Bumblebee Collective) [05-15] - jazz
  • South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza (Summit) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Southworth: These Old Bones (Flaming Tortuga) [07-20] - country
  • Luciana Souza: Storytellers (Sunnyside) [03-27] - vocal jazz
  • Space Afrika: Hybtwibt? (self-released) [05-05]
  • Spacey Jane: Sunlight (Spacey Jane) [06-12] - indie pop
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Spanish Love Songs: Brave Faces Everyone (Pure Noise) [02-07] - Emo
  • Sparks: A Steady Drip Drip Drip (BMG) [05-15] - art pop [B-]
  • Sam Sparro: Boombox Eternal (Sparro) [02-21]
  • Uros Spasojevic: Winter Tales (self-released) - jazz
  • Speak Easy: @ Konfrontationen (Confront -19) [2019-06-00] - jazz
  • Speaker Music: Of Desire, Longing (Planet Mu -19) [2019-12-06] - elelectronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Processing Intimacy (Planet Mu) [03-24] - electronic [***]
  • Speaker Music: Percussive Therapy (Planet Mu -EP) [05-01] - electronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry (Planet Mu) [06-19] - electronic [A-]
  • Special Interest: The Passion Of (Night School/Thrilling Living) [06-19] - synthpunk
  • Spectacular Diagnostics: Raw Unknown (Spectacular Diagnostics) [02-04] - hip-hop
  • Dave Specter: Blues From the Inside Out (Delmark -19) [2019-10-16] - blues
  • Spell: Opulent Decay (Bad Omen) [04-10]
  • Alister Spence: Whirlpool: Solo Piano (Alister Spence Music -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Spero + Spirit Fingers: Peace (Ropeadope) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Stick in the Wheel: Hold Fast (From Here)
  • Sam Spiegel: Random Shit From the Internet... (Spectrophonic Sound) [06-26] - club/dance
  • Spinning Coin: Hyacinth (Geographic) [02-21]
  • Stephane Spira/Giovanni Mirabassi: Improkofiev (Jazzmax) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Spirit Dies First: Lost and Found (Perturb) [03-27]
  • Spirit Fest: Mirage Mirage (Morr Music) [05-15]
  • Spirit Fingers: Peace (Ropeadope) [06-12] - jazz
  • Sports Team: Deep Down Happy (Bright Antenna) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Kandace Springs: The Women Who Raised Me (Blue Note) [03-27] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Squarepusher: Be Up a Hello (Warp) [01-31] - electronic
  • Squirrel Flower: I Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Squrl: Some Music for Robby Muller (Sacred Bones) [01-31]
  • Lara St John: Key of A/Beethoven Sonata 9/Franck Sonata (Ancalagon) - classical
  • Jan St Werner: Molocular Meditation (Editions Mego) [02-21]
  • Chris Stamey & the Fellow Travelers: A Brand-New Shade of Blue (Omnivore) [07-17]
  • Stand Atlantic: Pink Elephant (Hopeless) [08-07]
  • Burkhard Stangl & Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits (Mikroton -19) - jazz
  • Brad Stank: Kinky Om (Heist or Hit) [06-05]
  • Marker Starling: High January (Tin Angel) [04-24] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Stay Inside: Viewing (No Sleep) [04-10]
  • The SteelDrivers: Bad for You (Rounder) [02-07] - bluegrass
  • John Stein: Watershed (Whaling City) - jazz
  • Lennon Stella: Three Two One ( Columbia) [04-24]
  • Christopher Paul Stelling: Best of Luck (Anti-) [02-07]
  • Dayna Stephens Trio: Liberty (Contagious Music) [02-28] - jazz [***]
  • Leni Stern: 4 (LSR) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • Colin Stetson: Color Out of Space (Milan) [01-24] - soundtrack
  • Becca Stevens: Wonderbloom (GroundUP Music) [03-20]
  • Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman² (A&M) [09-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams: Aporia (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-24] - new age [*]
  • Sufjan Stevens: Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-25]
  • Grant Stewart Quartet: Rise and Shine (Cellar Live) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Stick in the Wheel: Hold Fast (From Here) [08-21]
  • Stick Men Featuring David Cross: Panamerica: Live in Latin America (MoonJune -5CD -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Jon Stickley Trio: Scripting the Flip (Organic) - jazz
  • Stillefelt: Stillefelt (Stoney Lane) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Stine Trio: Fresh Demons (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Stirrup + 6: The Avondale Edition (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Perdida (Rhino) [02-07] - rock
  • Stormzy: Heavy Is the Head (Merky/Atlantic -19) [2019-12-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Nick Storring: Qualms (Never Anything -19) - jazz
  • Nick Storring: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell (Orange Milk) [03-27]
  • Stove God Cook$ & Roc Marciano: Reasonable Drought (The Conglomeration Ent) [03-27] - hip-hop
  • Cecile Strange: Blue (April 76) - jazz
  • The Streets: None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive (Island) [07-10] - British rap [**]
  • STRFKR: Future Past Life (Polyvinyl) [04-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Strokes: The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA) [04-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Stroppies: Look Alive (Tough Love) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Samuele Strufaldi/Tommaso Rosati: 1.15K (Auand -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Nora Jane Struthers: Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words (Blue Pig Music) [02-21] - country [*]
  • Styles P: Presence (Phantom Entertainment/Empire -19) [2019-11-15] - hip-hop
  • Dave Stryker With Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band: Blue Soul (Strikezone) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sufis: Double Exposure (Burger) [01-24]
  • Suicide Silence: Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast) [02-14] - deathcore
  • Andal Sukabe: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 07 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [08-05] - Saharan
  • Sumac and Keiji Haino: Even for Just the Briefest Moment/Keep Charging This "Expiation"/Plug in to Make It Slightly Better (Trost -19) - jazz
  • Summer Camp: Romantic Comedy (Apricot/Moshi Moshi) [02-14]
  • Moses Sumney: Grae: Part 1 (Jagjaguwar) [02-21] - art pop [B]
  • Moses Sumney: Grae: Part 2 (Jagjaguwar) [05-15] - art pop
  • Moses Sumney: Grae (Jagjaguwar) [05-15] - art pop
  • Sun Araw: Rock Sutra (Sun Ark) [04-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sunflower X Poisonous Birds: Low Tide and the Dying Sun (self-released -EP) [04-17]
  • Sunflowers: Endless Voyage (Stolen Body) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Sunn Trio: Electric Esoterica (2182) - jazz
  • Sunwatchers: Oh Yeah? (Trouble in Mind) [04-10] - instrumental rock [B]
  • Sunwatchers: Brave Rats (Amish -EP) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Superposition: Superposition (We Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Surf Rock Is Dead: Existential Playboy (Surf Rock Is Dead) [05-01]
  • Susanna: Baudelaire & Piano (SusannaSoata) [09-11]
  • Sutrah: Aletheia (The Artisan Era -EP) [03-13]
  • Anders Svanoe: Solo Flight: State of the Baritone Vol 4 (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Svetlost: Jazz (To the Working Class) (PMGJazz) [01-21] - jazz
  • Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It (Joyful Noise) [03-06] - country soul [**]
  • A Swayze & the Ghosts: Paid Salvation (Ivy League) [09-18] - garage punk
  • Sweet Whirl: How Much Works (Chapter Music) [05-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Switchfoot: Covers (Fantasy -EP) [06-19]
  • Emma Swift: Blonde on the Tracks (Tiny Ghost)
  • Taylor Swift: Folklore (Republic) [07-24] - pop [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Deep End Shallow (Out of Your Head) [03-20] - jazz [B-]
  • Sylosis: Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) [02-14] - thrash metal
  • Symbolik: Emergence (Artisan Era) [04-10] - metal
  • Matyas Szandai: Sandhana (BMC) - jazz
  • Giorgos Tabakis/Rebecca Trescher: Dual Nature: Live Sessions () [06-15] - jazz
  • Craig Taborn/Dave King: The Tower Tapes #3 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Taemin: Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1 (SM Entertainment) [09-07]
  • Leo Takami: Felis Catus & Silence (Unseen Worlds) [02-28]
  • Masa Takumi: Heritage (Domo) - jazz
  • Talk Show: These People (Council -EP) [03-27]
  • Tall Tall Trees: A Wave of Golden Things (Joyful Noise) [01-31]
  • Ohad Talmor Newsreel: Long Forms (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • TALsounds: Acquiesce (NNA Tapes) [05-22]
  • Christian Tamburr: The Awakening (Sounds for Sculpture) (self-released) - jazz
  • Tame Impala: The Slow Rush (Interscope) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Tamikrest: Tamotait (Glitterbeat) [03-27] - Saharan [**]
  • Tan Cologne: Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico (Labrador) [02-14] - dream pop
  • Tanya Morgan: Be Right Back (Working Creative -EP) [04-10] - hip-hop
  • Alexa Tarantino: Charity (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Sophie Tassignon: Mysteries Unfold (RareNoise) [04-24] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Sergio Tavares/Nuno Trocado/Tom Ward: Vestiges (self-released) - jazz
  • Annie Taylor: Sweet Mortalilty (Taxi Gauche) [09-04]
  • Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley: Birdland, Neuburg 2011 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Chad Taylor Trio: The Daily Biological (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [A-]
  • James Taylor: American Standard (Fantasy) [02-28]
  • Julian Taylor: The Ridge (Howling Turtle) [06-19]
  • Teyana Taylor: The Album (Def Jam) [06-19] - r&b
  • Team Picture: The Menace of Mechanical Music (Clue) [06-12]
  • Tech N9ne: EnterFear (Strange Music) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Sebastien Tellier: Domesticated (Record Makers) [05-29] - electropop
  • Alfie Templeman: Happiness in Liquid Form (Chess Club -EP) [07-17] - indie pop
  • Tenci: My Heart Is an Open Field (Keeled Scales) [07-31] - folk
  • The Tender Things: How You Make a Fool (Spaceflight) [03-27] - country [B]
  • Tengger: Nomad (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [06-12] - ambient
  • Tennis: Swimmer (Mutually Detrimental) [02-14]
  • Tensei: Speak Your Truth (Def Presse) [07-14] - hip-hop
  • Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction (20 Buck Spin) [08-07] - metal
  • Carl Testa: Sway Prototypes Volume 3 (self-released) - jazz
  • Testament: Titans of Creation (Nuclear Blast) [04-03] - thrash metal
  • The Texas Gentlemen: Floor It!!! (New West) [07-17] - country
  • Henri Texier: Chance (Label Bleu) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Emma-Jean Thackeray: Um Yang (Night Dreamer) - jazz
  • Thank Your Lucky Stars: Girl in Her 29s (Sounds Deevine) - alt/indie [A-]
  • Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: Temple (Ribbon Music) [05-15] - indie pop
  • The-Dream: SXTP4 (Radiokilla) [04-17]
  • Theory of a Deadman: Say Nothing (Atlantic) [01-31] - pop
  • Rachel Therrien: Vena (Bonsai Music) [03-27] - jazz
  • Thick: 5 Years Behind (Epitaph) [03-06] - garage punk
  • Michael Thieke/Emilio Gordoa: Warteland (WildSonico) - jazz
  • Thievery Corporation: Symphonik (Eighteen Street Lounge Music) [04-03]
  • Thin Lear: Wooden Cave (EggHunt) [07-24]
  • The Third Mind: The Third Mind (Yep Roc) [02-14] [A-]
  • This Will Destroy You: Vespertine (Dark Operative) [06-09] - amient
  • Michael Thomas: Event Horizon (Giant Step Arts -2CD) [05-08] - jazz [***]
  • Prins Thomas: Traens (Running Back) [07-31] - electronic
  • Teddy Thompson: Heartbreaker Please (Chalky Sounds) [05-29]
  • Thousand Yard Stare: The Panglossian Momentum (Stifled Aardvark) [05-29]
  • Threadbare [Jason Stein/Ben Cruz/Emerson Hunton]: Silver Dollar (NoBusiness) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Emergency Exit (Wide Hive) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Throwing Muses: Sun Racket (Fire) [09-04] - alt/indie
  • Thumbscrew: The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Thundercat: It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder) [04-03] - funk [B]
  • Jason Tiemann: T-Man (self-released) [02-11] - jazz
  • Yann Tiersen: Portrait (Mute -19) [2019-12-06] - alt/indie
  • Tipple: Cartoon Heart (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • The TNEK Jazz Quintet: Plays the Music of Sam Jones (TNEK Jazz) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • Asmus Tietchens/Dirk Serries: Air (A New Wave of Jazz -19) - jazz
  • Pam Tillis: Looking for a Feeling (Stellar Cat) [04-24] - country [*]
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part I (IOT -EP) [03-13] - electronic [**]
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part II (IOT -EP) [04-00] - electronic [*]
  • TJO: Songs for Peacock (Orindal) [07-10]
  • Tkay Maidza: Last Year Was Weird Vol 2 (4AD -EP) [08-07] - pop rap
  • Tobin Sprout: Empty Horses (Fire) [09-18]
  • Susan Tobocman: Touch & Go (Soliterra) - vocal jazz
  • Today Is the Day: No Good to Anyone (BMG) [02-28]
  • Tokimonsta: Oasis Nocturno (Tokimonsta Music) [03-20] - electronic
  • Don Toliver: Heaven or Hell (Cactus Jack/Atlantic) [03-13] - trap rap
  • Charles Tolliver: Connect (Gearbox) [07-31] - jazz [***]
  • Viktoria Tolstoy: Stations (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz
  • Fumi Tomita Featuring David Detweiler: Celebrating Bird/A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Next Level) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Louis Tomlinson: Walls (Simco) [01-31] - rock
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Dream Chapter: Eternity (Big Hit/Republic -EP) [05-18] - K-pop
  • Toned: The Private Sector (Shhpuma) [03-12] - jazz
  • David Toop: Apparition Paintings (Room40) [09[11] - ambient
  • Toots & the Maytals: Got to Be Tough (BMG/WEA) [08-28] - reggae [*]
  • Tops: I Feel Alive (Musique TOPS) [04-03] - indie pop
  • David Torn: Fur/Torn (Screwgun) - jazz
  • David Torn/Ches Sith/Tim Berne: Sun of Goldfinger (Congratulations to You) (Screwgun) [07-03] - jazz
  • Torres: Silver Tongue (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Revolution (self-released) - jazz
  • The Total Rejection: The Time Traveller's 3rd Will and Testament (Raving Pop Blast!) [06-30]
  • Jennifer Touch: Behind the Wall (Fatcat) [06-05]
  • Tough Age: Which Way Am I? (Mint) [08-07]
  • Sidi Toure: Afrik Toun Me (Thrill Jockey) [09-11] - African
  • Tenille Townes: The Lemonade Stand (Columbia Nashville) [06-26] - pop [**]
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Simon Tan/Rick Countryman/Yong Yandsen: Voices of the Spirit (ChapChap) - jazz
  • Trace Mountains: Lost in the Country (Lame-O) [04-10] - indie pop
  • Meghan Trainor: Treat Myself (Epic) [01-31] - pop
  • David Tranchina Large-ish Ensemble: The Ogre (Big Ego) - jazz
  • Trapt: Shadow Work (Crash Collide) [07-03] - alt metal
  • Stefano Travaglini: Monk: Fifteen Piano Relections (Notami Jazz) - jazz
  • Oliver Tree: Ugly Is Beautiful (Atlantic) [07-17] - pop rap
  • Trees Speak: Ohms (Soul Jazz) [03-06] - electronic
  • Tricky: 20,20 (False Idols -EP) [03-06]
  • Tricky: Fall to Pieces (!K7) [09-04] - electronic
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad Y Con Todo (Iridium -19) [2019-10-12] - jazz
  • Trio Linguale [Kevin Woods/John Stowell/Miles Black]: Signals (Origin) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Triptykon: Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) (Century Media) [05-15] - metal
  • Trivium: What the Dead Men Say (Roadrunner) [04-24] - heavy metal
  • Mo Troper: Natural Beauty (Tender Loving Empire) [02-14]
  • Tropos: Axioms // 75 AB (Biophilia) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Walter Trout: Ordinary Madness (Provogue) [08-28] - blues
  • True East: First EP (self-released) - jazz
  • Ttrruuces: Ttrruuces (All Points) [06-26]
  • Tubis Trio: So Us (Audio Cave -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp) [04-03] - art rock [**]
  • Jeremy Tuplin: Violent Waves (Trapped Animal) [08-14]
  • Josh Turner: Country State of Mind (MCA) [08-21] - coutry
  • Simon Fisher Turner/Edmund De Waal: A Quiet Corner in Time (Mute) [03-27]
  • Molly Tuttle: . . . But I'd Rather Be With You (Compass) [08-28] - folk
  • Twin Atlantic: Power (Virgin EMI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Twin Tribes: Ceremony (Negative Gain -19) [2019-12-13] - alt/indie
  • Twst: Twst0001 (Hikkimori Baby -EP) [06-26]
  • Tycho: Simulcast (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune) [02-28] - chillwave
  • John Tyler: No Color (self-released -EP) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • William Tyler: Music From First Cow (Merge) [07-31] - folk
  • Oded Tzur: Here Be Dragons (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Etuk Ubong: Africa Today (Night Dreamer) [06-19] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Kali Uchis: To Feel Alive (Virgin EMI/Interscope -EP) [04-24] - pop [B]
  • UDO: We Are One (AFM) [07-17]
  • Frantisek Uhlir: Story of My Life (self-released) - jazz
  • Gregory Uhlmann: Neighborhood Watch (Topshelf) [07-24]
  • Ulcerate: Stare Into Death and Be Still (Debemur Morti) [04-24] - death metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Matt Ulery: Pollinator
  • Matt Ulery: Pollinator (Woolgathering) [08-04] - jazz
  • Hans Ulrik & Anders Mogensen: The Meeting With Steve Swallow (AMM) - jazz
  • Ulthar: Providence (20 Buck Spin) [06-12]
  • Ultraista: Sister (Partisan) [03-13] - indietronica
  • Ulver: Flowers of Evil (House of Mythology) [08-28]
  • Umbra Vitae: Shadow of Life (Deathwish) [05-01] - death metal
  • Un Poco Loco: Ornithologie (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Uniform: Shame (Sacred Bones) [09-11] - industrial metal
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Air Power! (self-released) - jazz [B-]
  • University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra: Embargo (Uoft Jazz) [J|jazz]
  • The Unknown New: Inkflies (self-released -19) [2019-12-20] - jazz
  • Unknown T: Rise Above Hate (Stay Solid/Island) [07-14]
  • Unleash the Archers: Abyss (Napalm) [08-21] - power metal
  • Stein Urheim: Downhill Uplift (Hubro) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • US Girls: Heavy Light (4AD) [03-06] - alt/indie [B-]
  • The Used: Heartwork (Big Noise/Universal) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • Utopian: Demo (Urge -EP) [07-03] - punk
  • The Vacant Lots: Interzone (Fuzz Club) [06-26]
  • Sadler Vaden: Anybody Out There? (Dirty Mag) [03-06] - pop/rock
  • Vader: Solitude in Madness (Nuclear Blast) [05-01] - metal
  • Harvey Valdes: Solitude Intones Its Echo (Destiny -19) - jazz
  • Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek: Elephant (Posh Isolation) [02-28] - ambient
  • Manuel Valera Trio: Live at L'Osons Jazz Club (Jammin' Colors) - jazz
  • Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Jose Marti En Nueva York (Green Leaf) [07-23] - Latin jazz
  • Marcos Valle: Cinzento (Sony Music) [05-01] - bossa nova
  • Suzanne Vallie: Love Lives Where Rules Die (Night Bloom) [07-03]
  • Vampire: Rex (Century Media) [06-19] - metal
  • Fred Van Hove: Fred Van Hove at 80 (Dropa Disc -19) - jazz
  • Joshua Van Tassel: Dance Music Volume II: More Songs for Slow Motion (Backward) [09-11]
  • Emilia Vancini: And if You Fall, You Fall (Espira) - vocal jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Hamid Drake/Gianni Trovalusci/Luigi Ceccarelli: Open Border (Audiographic) [03-23] - jazz
  • Letitia VanSant: Circadian Rhythm (self-released) [02-21]
  • Varsity: Fine Forever (Run for Cover) [05-29]
  • Stoll Vaughan: Desires Shape (Commonwealth Artist)
  • Suzanne Vega: An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Cooking Vinyl) [09-11]
  • Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote: Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote (Universal Music International) [01-16] - world
  • Gary Versace: All for Now (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Viagra Boys: Common Sense (Year0001 -EP) [03-06]
  • Video Age: Pleasure Line (Winspear) [08-07] - indie pop
  • Vile Creature: Glory Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic) [06-19]
  • Villaelvin: Headroof (Hakuna Kulala) [01-30] - African
  • Village of the Sun Feat Binker & Moses: Village of the Sun/Ted (Gearbox -EP) [01-31] - jazz [B]
  • Simon Vincent's the Occasional Trio: Live in Berlin (Vision of Sound -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz
  • Will Vinson: Four Forty One (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Vintage Crop: Serve to Serve Again (Upset the Rhythm) [08-07]
  • Violent Soho: Everything Is A-OK (I Oh You) [04-03] - rock
  • Virtual Company: Virtual Company (Confront) - jazz
  • Vistas: Everything Changes in the End (Retrospect) [05-29] - indie pop
  • Hristo Vitchev: Of Light and Shadows (First Orbit Sounds) - jazz
  • Carlos Vives: Cumbiana (D) [05-22] - reggaeton
  • Sabine Vogel/Michael Thieke/Kaffe Matthews/Audrey Chen/Id M Theft Able: Isolated, Connected (self-released) - jazz
  • Lou Volpe: Before & After (Jazz Guitar) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation (Ba Da Bing!) [05-22]
  • Steve Von Till: No Wilderness Deep Enough (Neurot) [08-07]
  • Kadri Voorand: In Duo With Mihkel Malgand (ACT -19) [2019-06-21] - jazz
  • Biliana Voutchkova/Ernesto Rodrigues/Rodrigo Pinheiro: White Bricks and the Wooden Mutes (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Vril: Bad Manners 4 (Bad Manners) [04-17]
  • Vritra: Sonar (Bad Taste) [09-04] - hip-hop
  • Vukovi: Fall Better (VKVI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Venn -EP) [06-05] - British hip-hop
  • LT Wade: Requiem for the American Dream (Dopeness) [04-24]
  • Wailin' Storms: Rattle (Gilead Media) [05-15] - metal
  • Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow the Rules (BMG) [07-10] - adult alt
  • Wajatta: Don't Let Get You Down (Brainfeeder) [02-28]
  • Wake: Devouring Rain (Translation Loss) [03-27]
  • Ulf Wakenius: Taste of Honey (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz [B]
  • Wako: Wako (Ora Fonogram) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Anne Waldman: Sciamachy (Fast Speaking Music) [05-08] - poetry [**]
  • Wale: The Imperfect Storm (Warner -EP) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Sarah Walk: Another Me (One Little Independent) [08-28]
  • Butch Walker: American Love Story (Ruby Red) [05-08] - rock
  • Joshua Ray Walker: Glad You Made It (State Fair) [07-10] - country
  • Summer Walker: Life on Earth (LVRN/Interscope -EP) [07-10] - r&b [B]
  • Colter Wall: Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda) [08-27] - country [**]
  • Byron Wallen: Portrait (Twilight Jaguar) - jazz
  • Jim Waller Big Band: Bucket List (self-released) [07-31] - jazz [U]
  • Wallflower: Teach Yourself to Swim (Wallflower) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: Many (Hubro) [02-28] - jazz
  • JD Walter: Dressed in a Song (JWAL) [02-07] - vocal jazz
  • Walter Etc: Dark Comedy Performance Piece of My Life (Making New Enemies) [03-27]
  • The Wants: Container ( Council) [03-13]
  • Sunny War: Can I Sit With You? (Hen House Studios -EP) [03-20] - r&b
  • Alex Ward: Frames (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Greg Ward/Jason Stein/Marcus Evans/Chad Taylor/Matt Lux: 85bears (Ears & Eyes) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • M Ward: Migration Stories (Anti-) [04-03] - singer/songwriter
  • Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? (Interscope) [06-26] - pop [A-]
  • Wares: Survival (Mint) [04-24] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra: Smile (Planet Arts/43 Street) - jazz [B]
  • Warm Digits: Flight of Ideas (Memphis Industries) [04-03]
  • Johanna Warren: Chaotic Good (Carpark) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Washed Out: Purple Noon (Sub Pop) [08-07] - rock
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio/Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff (ECM) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation (Athens of the North) [09-04]
  • Wasted Shirt: Fungus II (Famous Class) [02-28] - noise rock
  • The Waterboys: Good Luck, Seeker (Cooking Vinyl) [08-21]
  • Patty Waters: Live (Black Forms Editions -19) - vocal jazz
  • Patty Waters: An Evening in Houston (Clean Feed) - vocal jazz
  • Patty Waters: Plays (Waters Sings -EP) [06-05] - vocal jazz
  • Watkins Family Hour: Brother Sister (Family Hour) [04-10]
  • Bobby Watson: Keepin' It Real (Smoke Sessions) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Ben Watt: Storm Damage (Caroline) [01-31] - singer-songwriter
  • The Trevor Watts Quartet: The Real Intention (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Rod Wave: Pray 4 Love (Alamo) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud (Merge) [03-27] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Ways + Simon Toldam: Fortunes (Lorna) - jazz
  • Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True (Greenleaf Music) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Anna Webber: Untamed . . . Rectangles (Out of Your Head) [07-31] - jazz
  • Cory Weeds Quartet: Day by Day (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Amber Weekes: Pure Imagination (Amber Inn Productions) [01-08] - vocal jazz [*]
  • The Weeknd: After Hours (Republic) [03-20] - alt r&b [B]
  • Orlando Weeks: A Quickening (Play It Again Sam) [06-12] - art pop
  • Sam Weinberg: The Greek Cassette (Maarakora -19) - jazz
  • Sam Weinberg/Tyler Damon/Henry Fraser: Foment (Amalgam -19) - jazz
  • Dan Weiss Starebaby: Natural Selection (Pi) [09-18] - jazz
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: All the Good Times Are Past & Gone (Acony) [07-10] - folk [**]
  • Paul Weller: On Sunset (Polydor) [07-03] - British trad rock [B]
  • Westelaken: The Golden Days Are Hard (Westelaken) [08-21] - country
  • The Westerlies: Wherein Lies the Good (Westerlies) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Westerman: Your Hero Is Not Dead (Partisan) [06-05] - art pop
  • Western Centuries: Call the Captain (Free Dirt) [04-03] - coutry
  • Westside Gunn: Pray for Paris (Griselda) [04-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Westside Gunn: Flygod Is an Awesome God II (Griselda) [07-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Wetware: Flail (Dais) [07-03] - experimental electronic
  • Jay Whiss: Peace of Mind (Universal Canada) [03-05]
  • Jim White & Marisa Anderson: The Quickening (Thrill Jockey) [05-15]
  • Walter White: BB XL (Walter White Music) [08-28] - jazz [U]
  • The White Buffalo: On the Widow's Walk (Snakefarm) [04-17]
  • White Denim: World as a Waiting Room (Radio Milk) [05-08]
  • White Poppy: Paradise Gardens (Not Not Fun) [04-24] - dream pop
  • Whitney: Candid (Secretly Canadian) [08-14] - folk pop
  • Hailey Whitters: The Dream (Pigasus) [02-28] - country [**]
  • WHO Trio: Strell: The Music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz
  • Why Bonnie: Voice Box (Fat Possum -EP) [04-10]
  • Whyte Horses: Hard Times (CRC) [01-17] - psychedelic pop
  • Chip Wickham: Blue to Red (Lovemonk) [05-08] - jazz [B-]
  • Widowspeak: Plum (Captured Tracks) [08-28]
  • Wild Nothing: Laughing Gas (Captured Tracks -EP) [01-31] - indie pop
  • JJ Wilde: Ruthless (Black Box) [06-12]
  • Wildflower: Season 2 (self-released) - jazz
  • Wiley: The Godfather 3 (self-released) [06-05] - grime
  • Immanuel Wilkins: Omega (Blue Note) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Reverend John Wilkins: Trouble (Goner) [09-18]
  • AA Williams: Forever Blue (Bella Union) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Devon Williams: A Tear in the Fabric (Slumberland) [05-01] - indie pop
  • Hayley Williams: Petals for Armor I (Atlantic -EP) [02-06] - art pop
  • Hayley Williams: Petals for Armor (Atlantic) [05-08] - art pop [*]
  • Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen (Black Focus) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels (Highway 20) [04-24] - alt folk [A-]
  • Vinyl Williams: Azure (Requiem Pour Un Twister) [06-05]
  • Jess Williamson: Sorceress (Mexican Summer) [05-15] - indie folk
  • Tessy Lou Williams: Tessy Lou Williams (Tessy Lou Williams) [05-22] - country
  • Dan Willis and Velvet Gentlemen: The Monk Project (Belle Avenue) [07-17] - jazz [B]
  • Larry Willis: I Fall in Love Too Easily (HighNote) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Wilsen: Ruiner (Secret City) [02-21] - dream pop
  • Jonathan Wilson: Dixie Blur (BMG) [03-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug! (Palmetto) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Ric Wilson/Terrace Martin: They Call Me Disco (Free Disco/Empire) [05-08] - hip-hop
  • Kirk Windstein: Dream in Motion (eOne) [01-24]
  • Windy & Carl: Allegiance and Conviction (Kranky) [03-27]
  • Wino: Forever Gone (Ripple Music) [06-26]
  • Norma Winstone & John Taylor: In Concert (Sunnyside) [01-17] - jazz
  • Winter: Endless Space (Between You & I) (Bar/None) [07-24]
  • The Winter Passing: New Wayf of Living (Counter Intuitive) [07-03]
  • Wire: Mind Hive (Pink Flag) [01-24] - post-punk [***]
  • Wire: 10:20 (Pink Flag) [06-19] - post-punk [*]
  • Witch Prophet: DNA Activation (Heart Lake) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • Remi Wolf: I'm Allergic to Dogs (Island -EP) [06-24] - pop
  • Warren Wolf: Reincarnation (Mack Avenue) [02-28] - jazz
  • Wolf Parade: Thin Mind (Sub Pop) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Michael Wolff: Bounce (Sunnyside) [02-07] - jazz
  • The Wolfhounds: Electric Music (A Turntable Friend) [07-03]
  • The Wonder Years: Burst & Decay (Volume II) (Hopeless -EP) [02-14] - rock
  • Joe Wong: Nite Creatures (Decca) [09-18]
  • The Wood Brothers: Kingdom in My Mind (Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers) [01-24]
  • Wood River: More Than I Can See (Yellowbird) [02-26] - jazz
  • Woods: Strange to Explain (Woodsist) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Hillary Woods: Birthmarks (Sacred Bones) [03-13] - ambient pop
  • Nate Wooley: TTE001: Three Studies for Future Uncertainties (Pleasure of Text) - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI (Pyroclastic) [10-16] - jazz [U]
  • Works for Me: Reach Within (Posi-Tone) [01-03] - jazz
  • World Sanguine Report: Skeleton Blush (Limited Noise) - jazz
  • WorldService Project: Hiding in Plain Sight (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [C+]
  • Vanessa Worm: Vanessa 77 (Optimo) [07-10]
  • Wrangler: A Situation (Bella Union) [02-28] - minimal synth
  • The Wrecks: Infinitely Ordinary (Big Noise Music Group) [05-01]
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies: We Love to Look at the Carnage (Thrill Jockey) [02-21]
  • Anson Wright: Only Love (Saphu) - jazz
  • Jaime Wyatt: Neon Cross (New West) [05-29] - country [*]
  • Wye Oak: No Horizon (Merge -EP) [07-31]
  • Nestor Wynrush: Roxbury & Wooden Legs (Peanuts & Corn) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • X: Alphabetland (Fat Possum) [04-22] - punk [*]
  • Allie X: Cape God (Twin Music) [02-21] - pop
  • Charli XCX: How I'm Feeling Now (Asylum) [05-15] - pop [***]
  • Xenobiotic: Mordrake (Unique Leader) [02-21]
  • Xibalba: Anos En Infierno (Southern Lord) [05-29] - death metal
  • Yaeji: What We Drew (XL) [04-02] - house [*]
  • Jonah Yano: Souvenir (Innovative Leisure) [06-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Year of the Knife: Internal Incarceration (Pure Noise) [08-07] - metalcore
  • Yelle: L'Ere Du Verseau (Recreation Center) [09-04] - synthpop
  • Yello: Point (UMC) [08-28]
  • Yellow Days: A Day in a Yellow Beat (RCA) [09-18]
  • Ylang Ylang: Interplay (Crash Symbols) [01-31]
  • Yo La Tengo: We Have Amnesia Sometimes (Matador) [07-17]
  • Yodok III: Verkstedhallen (self-released) - jazz
  • Yonic South: Wild Cobs (La Tempesta -EP -19) [2019-03-22] - garage psych [**]
  • Yonic South: Twix and Dive (La Tempesta -EP) [05-15] - garage psych [**]
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Navarasa: Nine Emotions (Domino) [01-24]
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jacob Young/David Rothenberg/Sidiki Camara: They Says Humans Exist (Oslo Session) - jazz
  • Neil Young: The Times (Warner Bros -EP) [09-18] - rock
  • Young Jesus: Welcome to Conceptual Beach (Saddle Creek) [08-14] - art rock
  • Young Knives: Barbarians (Gadzook) [09-18]
  • Young MA: Red Flu (MA Music/3D) [05-22] - hip-hop
  • Young Nudy: Anyways (RCA) [02-24] - trap rap
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: 38 Baby 2 () [04-24] - trap rap
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [03-20] - alt r&b [*]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 2: Roy Ayers (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-19] - alt r&b [**]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 3: Marcos Valle (Jazz Is Dead) [08-28] - alt r&b
  • Yours Truly: Self Care (UFND) [09-18]
  • Youth: Acid Punk Dub Apocalypse (Cadiz) [03-13] - pop/rock
  • Youth Sector: Mundanity (Young Poet -EP) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Luiz Henrique Yudo & Apartment House: Chamber Works (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Yung Lean: Starz (Year0001) [05-15] - cloud rap
  • Yung Pinch: Back 2 the Beach (TWNSHP) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Mia Zabelka: Myasmo (Setola Di Maiale) - jazz
  • Zapatilla: Zapatilla (Zap Music) [08-14]
  • Denny Zeitlin: Live at Mezzrow (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Miguel Zenon: The Tower Tapes #13 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-16] - jazz
  • Zeroh: Blqlyte (Leaving) [04-24] - sound collage
  • Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Are You Happy (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio: All Those Yesterdays (Intakt) - jazz
  • Rebekka Ziegler: Salomea (Klaeng) - jazz
  • ZillaKami & SusMula: Toxic Boogaloo (07-31) [Republic] - trap rap
  • Waclaw Zimpel: Massive Oscillations (Ongehoord) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • Zombi: 2020 (Relapse) [07-17]
  • Zoon: Bleached Wavves (Paper Bag) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • John Zorn: Beyond Good and Evil: Simulacrum Live (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Baphomet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Yumi Zouma: Truth or Consequences (Polyvinyl) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Ztella: The Break (Arbutus) [01-24]
  • J Zunz: Hibiscus (Rocket) [08-21]
  • The Turning [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (KRO) [01-24] - soundtrack

Reissues, Etc.

  • 16-17: Phantom Limb (1995, Trost) [01-03] - jazz [B]
  • John Abercrombie/Don Thompson: Yesterdays (1992, Cornerstone -19) [2019-09-23] - jazz
  • African Head Charge: Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi (1991-94, On-U Sound) [03-06] - reggae [**]
  • Ahmed Ben Ali: Habibi Funk 012: Subhana (Habibi Funk) [02-21] - Arabic
  • Rashied Ali/Frank Lowe: Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions (Survival) [01-10] - jazz
  • Rashied Ali Quintet: First Time Out: Live at Slugs 1967 (Survival) [01-10] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (World Circuit) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • The Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More [50th Anniversary Collection] (Mercury) [02-28] - southern rock
  • America: Heritage II: Demos/Alternate... (Omnivore) [04-24] - pop
  • Arca: &&&&& (self-released) [09-18] - electronic
  • Steve Arrington: Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions (Stones Throw) [09-18] - soul
  • Ash: Teenage Wildfire: 25 Years of Ash (ECHO Music) [02-14]
  • The Awakening: Hear, Sense, and Feel (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Trio: 1964: Prophecy Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler: New Grass (1968, Third Man) - jazz
  • Baby Rose: To Myself [Deluxe] (OVRCAST/Island) [09-18]
  • Bobby Bare: Great American Saturday Night (BFD) [04-17] - country
  • Bebop Deluxe: Modern Music (Cherry Red -19) [2019-12-06]
  • Harry Beckett: Joy Unlimited (1974, Cadillac) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Borah Bergman/Wilber Morris/Sunny Murray: Monks (1996, Somerealmusic) - jazz
  • Borah Bergman/Perry Anderson/Steve Swell/Ray Sage: Quartets Trios Duos (2007, Mahakala Music) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: 2001 Live Birds (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Walter Bishop Jr: Coral Keys (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Black Ark Players: Black Ark in Dub (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Black Deer: Collected Works 2013-2018 (Rush Hour Music) [06-05] - dark wave
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Just Coolin' (1959, Blue Note) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Blue Oyster Cult: Cult Classic (Frontiers) [01-24]
  • James Booker: Classified (1983, Craft) - blues
  • Eric Bourdon & the Animals: When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-1968 (Cherry Red) [02-21] - rock
  • David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie (Parlophone) [04-18]
  • David Bowie: Ouvrez Le Chien (Live in Dallas 95) (Parlophone) [07-03]
  • Laura Branigan: Self Control [Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red -2CD) [06-05]
  • Alan Braufman & Cooper-Moore: Live at WKCR May 22, 1972 (Valley of Search -EP -19) [2019-09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Willem Breuker/Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo (1967-68, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [***]
  • Tina Brooks: The Complete Recordings: Master Takes (Phono -2CD) - jazz
  • Abraham Burton: Live at Visiones, NYC 1993 (self-released -EP) [05-24] - jazz [***]
  • Buzzcocks: Sell You Everything 1991-2014 (Cherry Red) [06-26] - punk
  • Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red -2CD) [05-05] - reggae
  • Grayson Capps: South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019 (The Royal Potato Family) [06-19] - Americana [*]
  • Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 (Mercury Nashville) [06-26] - country
  • Johnny Cash: Easy Rider: The Best of the Mercury Recordings (Mercury Nashville) [06-26] - country
  • Vincent Chancey/Wilber Morris/Warren Smith: The Spell: The Vincent Chancey Trio Live 1987 (NoBusiness) [04-09] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Neneh Cherry: Raw Like Sushi [30th Anniversary] (Virgin EMI) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • The Chicks: The Sound of the Chicks (1965, Sundazed)
  • Clams Casino: Instrumental Relics (Clams Casino) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • The Coasters: Rock (Bear Family) [06-12] - rock
  • Nat King Cole: Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Best of Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance) - jazz
  • John Coltrane Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962 (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Tino Contreras: Musica Infinita (Arc) [01-10] - Mexican
  • Sam Cooke: The Complete Keen Years (1957-1960) (ABKCO -5CD) [01-24] - soul
  • Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo: Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo (Mad About) [02-09] - Brazil
  • Cream: Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (Universal -4CD) [03-06] - rock
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (1970, Craft) - rock
  • Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (Saltern) [01-24]
  • The Claire Daly Band: Rah! Rah! (2008, Ride Symbol) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Eddie Daniels: Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins (Resonance) [05-29] - jazz
  • Dashboard Confidential: The Best Ones of the Best Ones (AWAL) [01-31] - emo
  • Def Leppard: The Early Years 1979-1981 (Mercury) [03-20] - rock
  • DUX Orchestra: Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) (1994, NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath (1968, Real Gone Music) - rock
  • Duke Ellington: Money Jungle [Tone Poet Series] (Blue Note) [04-24] - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: Uppsala 1971 (Storyville -19) [2019-09-06] - jazz [**]
  • Emperor X: Nineteen Live Recordings (Dreams of Field) [05-01] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Roky Erickson/13th Floor Elevators: You and I and Me (Live) (1966, Sunset Blvd) [05-27] - rock
  • The Everly Brothers: Down in the Bottom: The Country Rock Sessions 1966-1968 (Cherry Red -3CD) [04-03] - country-rock
  • Ibrahim Ferrer: Buenos Hermanos (2003, World Circuit) [02-28] - Latin jazz
  • Bryan Ferry: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 (BMG) [02-07] - art pop [**]
  • Manfredo Fest: Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976, Far Out) [07-24] - Brazilian
  • Craig Finn: All These Perfect Crosses (Partisan) [08-29]
  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets (Verve) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Roberta Flack: First Take [50th Anniversary Deluxe Addition] (SoulMusic.com) [07-24] - soul
  • Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974 (Rhino) [09-04] - rock
  • Frank and His Sisters: Frank and His Sisters (Mississippi) [01-14] - African
  • Future/Zaytoven: Beast Mode (2015, Epic/Freebandz) [04-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Peter Gabriel: Rated PG (Real World)
  • Rory Gallagher: Check Shirt Wizard: Live in '77 (Universal) - rock
  • Game Theory: Across the Barrier of Sound: PostScript (Omnivore) [03-20]
  • Errol Garner: Campus Concert (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Errol Garner: That's My Kick (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Errol Garner: Plays Gershwin & Kern (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Bobbie Gentry: The Delta Sweete [Deluxe Edition] (Capitol) [07-31] - country
  • Global Communication: Transmissions (Evolution) [08-07] - electronic
  • The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens Vol 2 (Universal -19) [2019-12-13] - pop/rock
  • Andrew Gold: Something New: Unreleased... (Omnivore) [04-24] - ksinger/songwriter
  • Andrew Gold: Lonely Boy: The Asylum Years Anthology (Esoteric/Cherry Red)
  • The Good Life: The Animals Took Over (2009, self-released) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Live in Chateauvallon 1978 (Elemental Music) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: June 1976 (Rhino -15CD) [03-20]
  • Grateful Dead: Ready or Not (1992-95, Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Grateful Dead/Rhino) [07-10] - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol 35: Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 4/20/84 (Rhino) [08-01] - rock
  • Milford Graves/Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 (Corbett vs Dempsey) [08-14] - jazz
  • David Gray: White Ladder (IHT) [02-14]
  • Doug Hammond/David Durrah/Charles Burnham: Reflections in the Sea of Nurnen (1975, Tribe) [05-02] - jazz [B]
  • Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner [Tone Poet Series] (Blue Note) [03-27] - jazz
  • Peter Hansen/Peeter Uuskyla: July 1, 1979 (Outerdisk) - jazz
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Jazz for Moderns (Gearbox -EP) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Swings High (1967, Cadillac) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Harvey Group: A Rite for All Souls (1971, Americas Musicworks -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • PJ Harvey: Dry: Demos (Island) [07-24]
  • PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love: Demos (Island) [09-11]
  • Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox (Ndeya) [03-20]
  • Jon Hassell/Farafina: Flash of the Spirit (1988, Glitterbeat) [02-07] - world
  • Bobby Hatfield: Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions (Omnivore) [02-14]
  • His Name Is Alive: Return to Never (Home Recordings 1979-1986) Vol 2 (Disciples) [02-28]
  • Honey Radar: Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (Chunklet Industries) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • The Honeycombs: Have I the Right: The Complete 60s Albums & Singles (RPM -3CD) [01-31]
  • John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1949-1952 (Ace) - blues
  • Noah Howard: Live in Europe Vol 1 (1975, Sconsolato) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Andy Hull: Who Is Your Humble? (Demos: 2006-2007) (Favorite Gentlemen) [03-20] - rock
  • Iron City Houserockers: Have a Good Time . . . but Get Out Alive [40th Anniversary] (Clevelant Intl) [06-19] - rock
  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: InWhatStrumentals (2003, Pi) - jazz
  • Bob James: Once Upon a Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (1965, Resonance) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Bob James + Kirk Whalum: Joined at the Hip (1996, Evosound -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Brent Jensen: The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond (2002, Origin) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Elton John: Live From Moscow 1979 (Virgin EMI -2CD) [2019-04-13] - pop
  • Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers: Get in Union (Global Jukebox) [06-05] - blues [**]
  • Hank Jones Trio: Live at Jazzhus Slukefter Vol 2 (1983, Storyville) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Joy Division: Closer [40th Anniversary Edition] (Rhino) [07-17]
  • Stefan Keune/John Russell/Hans Schneider/Paul Lovens: Nothing Particularly Horrible: Live i Bochum '93 (FMR -19) [2019-12-01] - jazz
  • King Ubu Orchestra: Concert at Town Hall/Binaurality: Live 1989 (FMP) [06-05] - jazz
  • Bill Kirchen: The Proper Years (Last Music Company) [07-24]
  • Franz Koglmann Septet: Fruits of Solitude (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Antoinette Konan: Antoinette Konan (1986, Awesome Tapes From Africa -19) [2019-11-22] - African [*]
  • Peter Kowald: Total Music Meeting 1997 (Solo Bass) (FMP) - jazz
  • Rich Krueger: The Troth Sessions (2002, Rockin'K Music) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Kursaal Flyers: Little Does She Know: The Complete Recordings (RPM -4CD) [06-05] - rock
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80: Perambulator (1983, Knitting Factory) [04-20] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife Rakers: Fela's First (Cadillac) - Afrobeat
  • London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time (1972-80, Not Two) - jazz [*]
  • Loose Fit: Loose Fit (FatCat) [03-20]
  • The MacroQuarktet: The Complete Night: Live at the Stone NYC (2007, Out of Your Head -2CD) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Manic Street Preachers: Gold Against the Soul [Deluxe Edition] (Sony) [06-12]
  • Mastodon: Medium Rarities (Reprise) [09-11] - progressive metal
  • Paul McCartney: Flaming Pie [Deluxe Edition] (Capitol) [07-31] - pop
  • Eugene McDaniels: Outlaw (Real Gone Music) [07-03] - funk
  • Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor 1969-70 (Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [08-14] - jazz
  • The Meters: Gettin' Funkier All the Time: The Complete Josie/Reprise & Warner Recordings 1968-1977 (Soul Music) [01-31] - r&b
  • Joni Mitchell: Shine (Craft) [04-03]
  • Hank Mobley: Soul Station (Music Matters) - jazz
  • Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Four Men Only: Complete Recordings (1968-73, NoBusiness -3CD) [07-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Molina: Eight Gates (2008, Secretly Canadian) [08-07]
  • Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto (Impulse) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Move D & Benjamin Brunn: Let's Call It a Day (Smallville) [02-14]
  • Milton Nascimento: Maria Maria (Far Out -19) [2019-12-13] - Brazil
  • The Naked and Famous: Recover (Somewhat Damaged) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Vol 1 (2007, Stony Plain) [09-04] - blues
  • New Stories: Speakin' Out (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Mojo Nixon: The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection (Manifesto -10CD) [03-27] - rock
  • Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers: Ozobia Special (BBE) [05-01] - Ghana [A-]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Bergamo (2008, Nublu) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Sao Paulo (2008, Nublu) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Paris (2010, Nublu) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Pauline Oliveros/Stuart Dempster/Panaoiotis: Deep Listening (Important) [01-31]
  • Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms 1970-1982 (Black Fire) [07-17] - African [**]
  • Eivind Opsvik: Overseas Live 2002-2012 (Loyal Label) [06-19] - jazz
  • The Outskirts: You Deserve to Dance (2009, Aerophonic) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy: The Coalescence (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Augustus Pablo: Ancient Harmonies (VP) - reggae
  • Pale Saints: The Comforts of Madness [30th Anniversary Reissue] (4AD) [01-17]
  • Charlie Parker: The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection (1944-48, Craft) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Charlie Parker: The Birth of BeBop: Celebrating Bird at 100: Selections From the Dial and Savoy Recordings (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Graham Parker: The Up Escalator [40th Anniversary Edition] (Quake) - rock
  • Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art (Omnivore) [00-19] - alt/indie
  • Lee Scratch Perry With Seskain Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo: Roots From the Congo (Roots Vibration/Planet Ilunga) [03-27] - reggae
  • Lee Scratch Perry: Play On, Mr Music () - reggae
  • Iggy Pop: The Bowie Years (Virgin) [06-12] - pop/rock
  • Prince: Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Collection (SMG -5CD) [05-29] - r&b
  • Dudu Pukwana: Dudu Phukwana and the "Spears" (1968-69, Matsuli Music) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) [01-31] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Celestial Love (1982, Modern Harmonic) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Stay Safe and Sound Ranil Selection!! (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [***]
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Limited Dance Edition (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • Red Kross: Red Kross EP [40th Anniversary...] (Merge) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Sam Rivers: Ricochet [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 3] (1978, NoBusiness) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup [Expanded Deluxe Edition] (Polydor) [09-04] - rock
  • Max Romeo: Revelation Time (1975, VP) - reggae
  • Diana Ross: Supertonic: Mixes (Motown) [07-24] - r&b
  • Michael Rother: Solo II (Groenland) [09-04]
  • Rush: Permanent Waves [40th Anniversary] (Mercury) [05-29] - rock
  • Pharoah Sanders: Live in Paris 1975 (Transversales Disque) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Hideto Sasaki-Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet Plus 1: Stop Over (1976, BBE) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Drew Schlesinger & David Torn: Summer Synthesis 1978 (self-released) - jazz
  • Shirley Scott: One for Me (Arc) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • The Shaggs: Shaggs' Own Thing (1975, Light in the Attic) [07-16] - lo-fi [B-]
  • Bobby Shew/Bill Mays: Telepathy (1978, Fresh Sound -19) [2019-11-07] - jazz [**]
  • The Shoes: Elektrafied: The Elektra Albums 1979-1982 (Cherry Red) [03-27]
  • Nina Simone: Fodder on My Wings (1982, Verve) [04-03] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Frank Sinatra: Nice 'N Easy [60th Anniversary Edition] (Capitol) [04-10] - vocal
  • Sleaford Mods: All That Glue (Rough Trade) [05-15] - art punk [***]
  • Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes: Expansions (Ace) - jazz
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Los Angeles 1998 (self-released -19) [2019-02-02] - alt/indie
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Moscow (April, 1989) (Squeaky Squawk) [02-07] - rock
  • Sparkle: Sparkle (1979, Cultures of Soul) [01-31] - disco
  • Peter Stampfel & the Bottlecaps: Demo '84 (Don Giovanni) [07-17] - folk-rock [A]
  • The Staple Singers: Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection (Craft) [02-21] - r&b
  • The Stooges: Live at Goose Lake, August 8, 1970 (Third Man) [08-07] - rock [B]
  • Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008 (Echo) [01-24]
  • The Sword: Chronology: 2006-2018 (Craft) [06-19] - hard rock
  • The Sword: Conquest of Kingdoms (Craft) [06-19] - stoner metal
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Giant Is Awakened (1969, Real Gone Music) [03-06] - jazz
  • Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976 (Dark Tree) - jazz [U]
  • Brother Theotis Taylor: Brother Theotis Taylor (Mississippi) [07-15] - blues
  • The John Tchicai Quartet: Live at the Stone (2007, Minus Zero) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • These New Puritans: The Cut (2016-2019) (Infectious Music) [02-14]
  • Thinking Plague: Upon Both Your Houses (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Richard & Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982) (Island -8CD) [09-11] - English folk
  • Raphael Toine: Ce Ta Ou/Sud Africa Revolution (Glossy Mistakes) [01-24] - zouk
  • Triage: Live at the Velvet Lounge (2005, Aerophonic) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Lennie Tristano: The Duo Sessions (Dot Time) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss of the Blues (Bear Family -2CD) [03-13] - blues
  • The Undertones: West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of (Salvo) [03-06] - pop/rock
  • John Vanore: Primary Colors (1984-85, Acoustical Concepts) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Luiz Carlos Vinhas: O Som Psicodelico de LCV (1968, Mad About) [06-01] - Brazilian [*]
  • The Viscaynes: The Viscaynes & Friends (Org Music -19) [2019-12-06] - r&b
  • Marco Von Orelli/Tommy Meier/Luca Sisera/Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Waco Brothers: Resist! (Bloodshot) [02-28] - alt-country [A-]
  • Scott Walker/Jacques Brel: Scott Walker Meets Jacques Brel (Ace) [02-14]
  • Dionne Warwick: Deja Vu: The Arista Recordings (1979-1994) (Soulmusic) - r&b
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 1 (2002, Acony) [07-31] - folk [*]
  • Snowy White: Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (Esoteric -6CD) [05-22]
  • Andy Williams: Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1972 (Real Gone Music) [04-03] - vocal
  • Hank Williams: Pictures From Life's Other Side: The Man and His Music in Rare Recordings and Photos (BMG -6CD) [02-21] - country
  • Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art [25th Anniversary Edition] (Omnivore -2CD) [06-19]
  • Jackie Wilson: Whispers (1966, Edsel) - soul
  • Wussy: Ghosts (self-released) [06-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Yabby You: King Tubby's Prophecies of Dub (1976, Pressure Sounds) [01-23] - reggae [***]
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura: Green (Light in the Attic) [06-26] - environmental
  • Neil Young: Homegrown (1974-75, Reprise) [06-19] - country-rock [**]
  • Frank Zappa: The Hot Rats Sessions (UMe -19) [2019-12-20] - art rock
  • Frank Zappa: The Mothers 1970 (Universal/Zappa) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • 1978: The Year the UK Turned Day-Glo (Cherry Red -3CD) [punk]
  • All Aboard! The CN Express: Rock Steady and Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968: Doctor Bird (02-19) [W|reggae]
  • Alterity (Houndstooth) [08-28]
  • Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T Rex (BMG) [09-04]
  • Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 (Soul Jazz) [02-20] - African [*]
  • Birds of Prey (Atlantic) [02-07] - soundtrack
  • Black Ark Vol 2 (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol 2 (Disques Debs/Strut) [02-14] - zouk [A-]
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 1 (Objet-A) [03-19] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 2 (Objet-A) [04-08] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 3 (Objet-A) [04-18] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 4 (Objet-A) - jazz
  • Miles Davis: Music From and Inspired by Birth of the Cool [A Film by Stanley Nelson] (Legacy) - jazz
  • Days of a Quiet Sun (1966-73, Feel It) [06-12] - rock
  • Destination Health: Doc Feelgood's Rock Therapy: 30 Bop Pills for Your Recovery (Bear Family) [05-22]
  • Destination Lust: The World of Love, Sex and Violence (Bear Family) [03-13]
  • Disco Demands Part Six (BBE) [02-07] - disco
  • Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! (Concord) - jazz
  • Holding Things Together: The Merle Haggard Songbook (Ace -19) [2019-05-03] - country
  • Hot Steep (Trip) [06-19] - electronic
  • Jamaican All Stars [Studio One] (1970-74, Studio One) [02-14] - reggae [*]
  • Join the Future: UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91 (Cease & Desist) [03-27] - electronic
  • Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known and Unknonwn (Soul Jazz) [07-24]
  • Kraut! Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979: Teil 1 Der Norden (Bear Family -2CD) [03-06] - krautrock
  • Leve Leve: Sao Tome & Principe Sounds '70s-'80s (Bongo Joe) [01-31] - Africa [***]
  • Lewis Wayne Moody High (Numero) [06-26] - garage rock
  • Maghreb K7 Club-Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staifi (1985-1997) (Bongo Joe) [03-27] - Saharan
  • Music in Support of Black Mental Health (Music in Support of Black Mental Health) [07-03] - electronic
  • Musik Music Musique: 1980: The Dawn of Synth Pop (Cherry Red -3CD) [07-31]
  • NWOBHM Thunder: New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986 (Cherry Red -3CD) [07-24] - metal
  • Peephole in My Brain: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1971 (Grapefruit) [08-21]
  • Rainer Trueby Presents Soulgliding (BBE) [02-07] - soul/jazz
  • Ready or Not: Thom Bell's Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (Ace) - soul
  • Sahel Sounds Label Sampler 2 (Sahel Sound) [04-30] - Saharan
  • Soul Jazz Records Presents Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave, and Hardcore (Soul Jazz) [02-28]
  • Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 (Strut) [06-27]
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: Occasional Rain (Ace) [05-29]
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: The Tears of Technology (Ace) [03-06]
  • Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 (Light in the Attic) [04-03] - soul [**]
  • Surrender to the Rhythm: London Pub Rock Scene of the Seventies (Grapefruit -3CD) [07-17] - pub rock
  • Tales of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration of Steve (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tea & Symphony: The English Baroque Sound 1968-1974 (Ace) [02-07]
  • Turn Me Loose, White Man (Constant Sorrow)
  • Unbroken Dreams of Light (Blueberry) [06-05] - electronic
  • Unchained: The Year of the Rat (Unchained) [03-13] - drum & bass
  • Zam Groove: Music From Zambia (SWP) [03-05] - Africa [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 2218
  • Priority 2: 147
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 624
  • Priority 5: 195

Total: 3184